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The Mother-in-Law

By Sally Hepworth
  • ISBN Code: : 1250120942
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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• "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250120918
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498569072
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection discusses the depictions of mothers-in-law in popular culture and provides a different approach to the popularly-held views of mothers-in-law.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439168342
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: what-s-a-mother.pdf

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Just about everyone has heard a terrible joke or a horror story about someone else’s mother-in-law. Blending two families together often creates new and uncomfortable dynamics that will take some time to get used to, and sometimes mothers-in-law behave badly during these transitions. But these don’t need to be wildly uncomfortable transitions, and you don’t need to become the butt of everyone’s jokes. With What’s a Mother (In Law) to Do?, author Jane Angelich (a mother-in-law herself) teaches readers how to become the mother-in-law they’ve always wished they had. Rich with sidebars, practical suggestions, and stories of love and encouragement, this is the perfect book for anyone facing this new role or for those seasoned mother-in-laws who are simply seeking tips for improvement. Welcoming your child’s spouse into your life doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you’re excited about building and nurturing respectful family relationships.

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490847782
  • Total of Pages : 240
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Momzilla or mother-in-law extraordinaire—which will you be? Loving Your Daughter-in-Law is filled with practical ideas of things that you can do to have a better relationship with this new woman in your son’s life. It includes a guide for how to navigate your son’s engagement, the wedding, and even your relationship with your daughter-in-law’s parents. You will discover strategies for handling difficult issues: • How to let go of him and respect them • When to help and when to refrain from helping • How to handle simple disagreements or profound philosophical differences • When to speak and when to forever hold your peace • What to do when they decide to go somewhere other than your home for the holidays! Oh No! The chapters are user friendly and arranged in chronological order according to the stage of your son’s life, from his childhood, through his marriage, and until death do you part. Realize that you are not alone in your quandary of how to handle well the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship. Be encouraged that there is hope and help. Find that your daughter-in-law is not the enemy but actually a friend in waiting.

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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 030736691X
  • Total of Pages : 336
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  • Pdf File: daughters-in-law.pdf

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A captivating new novel from the master of domestic drama. As the youngest of their three sons marries and Anthony and Rachel Brinkley welcome their third daughter-in-law to the family, no one quite realizes the profound shift about to take place. For their different reasons, the two previous daughters-in-law hadn't been able to resist Rachel's maternal clout and Anthony's gentle charms, and had settled into Brinkley family life without rocking the boat. But Charlotte — very young, very beautiful and semi-spoiled — has no intention of sharing power with her mother-in-law, and sets out to vanquish the matriarch. Soon Rachel's sons begin to treasonously think of their own houses as home, and of their mother's house as simply the place where their parents live — a necessary shift of loyalties that sets off fireworks in their mother's brain, breaks their father's heart and causes unexpected waves in their own marriages. A lovely, candid and hugely perceptive exploration of what happens inside every family when one generation, with its ways and habits, has to make way for the next — and everyone needs to learn what family love means all over again.

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A New York Times Notable Book A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes. A prizewinning tour de force when it was published in France, Violaine Huisman’s remarkable debut novel is about a daughter’s inextinguishable love for her magnetic, mercurial mother. Beautiful and charismatic, Catherine, a.k.a. “Maman,” smokes too much, drives too fast, laughs too hard, and loves too extravagantly. During a joyful and chaotic childhood in Paris, her daughter Violaine wouldn’t have it any other way. But when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown, everything changes. Even as Violaine and her sister long for their mother’s return, once she’s back Maman’s violent mood swings and flagrant disregard for personal boundaries soon turn their home into an emotional landmine. As the story of Catherine’s own traumatic childhood and adolescence unfolds, the pieces come together to form an indelible portrait of a mother as irresistible as she is impossible, as triumphant as she is transgressive. With spectacular ferocity of language, a streak of dark humor, and stunning emotional bravery, The Book of Mother is an exquisitely wrought story of a mother’s dizzying heights and devastating lows, and a daughter who must hold her memory close in order to let go.

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  • Book Code : 1451609124
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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"Lisa Jewell’s writing is like a big warm hug. After the Party is a touching, insightful, and gripping story which I simply couldn’t put down." —Sophie Kinsella From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes an irresistible novel about the power of starting over. Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell deeply in love. They thought it would be forever, that they’d found their happy ending. As everyone agreed, they were the perfect couple. Then two became four, and an apartment became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple anymore. But through it all, Jem and Ralph still loved each other. Of course they did. Now Jem is back at work part-time as a talent agent. Ralph, a successful painter, is struggling to come up with new, hopefully groundbreaking, work for his upcoming show. But the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. And in the chaos of family life, Jem feels like she’s losing herself, while Ralph, stuck on the sidelines, feels like he’s lost his muse altogether. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become momentarily distracted—but maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after…

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  • Book Code : 1838892184
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'Compelling and claustrophobic, Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan No one is good enough for her son... As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding? She’ll protect him with her life...When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding... A gripping, psychological page-turner, perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth's The Mother In Law, Lisa Jewell and K.L. Slater. 'A claustrophobic, nail-biting thriller that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars What readers are saying about The Daughter In Law: 'I give this book 5 Wows!' 'Absolutely fantastic had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author.' '5 stars! What a great book!' 'This did not disappoint. Lots of twists and turns and I loved the ending. Cannot wait to read more from this author.' 'There is quite a few twists in this story but the biggest twist is the one at the end and I didn’t have a clue.' 'A ridiculously good book. I loved every single page and couldn't put it down.' 'Fantastic, creepy, dark and chilling.' 'This book was excellent!' 'Fast paced, with twists and some turns you can see coming this is the perfect beach read.' 'A page turner that I couldn’t put down!!!' 'I couldn't put it down'

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429752105
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: the-social-faces-of-humour.pdf

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First published in 1996, this volume is a sequel to Humour in Society: Resistance and Control which was edited by George E.C. Paton and Chris Powell. Now, seven years later, the culturally central nature of humour seems greater than ever. This collection of original essays critically assesses the practices of humour in various role relationships in a number of social contexts, for example, in the workplace and between family members. A feature of this new volume is the critical analysis of socio-linguistic practices, including the use of jokes and cartoons, to manage tensions in social relationships at the micro- and macro-sociological levels of human interaction. Wider social and cultural issues area also examined by other contributors concerned with alternative comedy and sitcoms in British and Australian society, for example, which along with humour practices are situated by the editors in their introduction to substantiate the value of studying and researching the sociology of humour.

Related by Chance, Family by Choice

By Deb DeArmond
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  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Book Code : 0825479819
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: related.pdf

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The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life. Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith. Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset Deb brings to this work is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law that is so obviously and unusually positive that she—and they—are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share. This practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships on the right foot, and the necessity of trust and love. Deb’s one motivating objective is to help womenin- law move from women who are simply related to strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family.

The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law

By Luisa Dillner
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571248217
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: the-complete-book-of-mothers-in-law.pdf

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Most of us either have a mother-in-law or will be one, and it's not a role most women take on gladly. Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes, declared to be nasty, possessive and interfering - but are they really as bad as this reputation suggests? Luisa Dillner looks beyond the stereotype of the mother-in-law and finds they come in many different varieties, from loveable and loyal to lonely, ferocious and scheming. She traces their history, from Ancient Greece and Rome to modern times, through fairy tales and traditions, in this celebration of this most complicated of relationships.

How to impress your mother-in-law

By Jonathan Heldenbergh
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3748755872
  • Total of Pages : 11
  • Category : Cooking
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I got this idea after I heard people complain about how they can't impress there mother in laws so I hope this niffy little cookbook helps I love cooking and have used these recipes myself

The Mother-in-Law Dance

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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736930930
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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It was her mother-in-law, who started living together after father-in-law passed away, who pushed Asami into despair. Having reached her limits, Asami took her mother-in-law’s life on a whim. A dramatic escape story of Asami, her husband Kurahito; an employee at a large enterprise, and their middle-schooler daughter Ruria, starts!!!

The Mother-In-Law Trap

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
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  • Total of Pages : 152
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Ever wondered why the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship is often the brunt of jokes? Have you ever fallen into the trap of thinking that everyone treats her in-laws badly? Are you preparing to enter a new in-law relationship and find yourself hoping to avoid the pitfalls your friends have warned you about? Or if you are you longing to repair damage to your mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship but dont know where to begin, this Bible study is for you. The Mother-in-Law Trap offers practical applications based on biblical truths that will help you avoid the pitfalls that might jeopardize your relationship and develop an enjoyable, healthy relationship with your in-laws.

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  • Total of Pages : 21
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Developed for adults who are learning English as a second language, these short stories, set in the East End of London, offer an insight into life in the UK and are a useful tool for building vocabulary around everyday life.

The Good, the Bad, the Mother-in-Law

By Kenis Dunne
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  • Publisher : Dunnes Publishing
  • Book Code : 057873981X
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Was the mother-in-law forever banned from gender reveal parties? Did the daughter-in-law find out about the Lazy Susan incident? Entertaining from start to finish, in The Good, the Bad, the Mother-in-Law, daughters-in-law share tales of mother-in-law behavior that ranges from dastardly and outlandish to humorous and loving. Real-life stories take you on the journey from engagement and wedding to the pitter-patter of grandchildren—while pro tips and savvy lessons learned touch on taming the need to control and behavioral pitfalls to watch for. This book is about mothers-in-law and is also for daughters-in-law!

Life As a Mother-in-Law

By Olivia Slaughter,Jean Kubelun
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1598584510
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 920
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Life as a mother-in-law is rarely easy...and until now, it was hard to find an instruction book But help has arrived in the form of this accessible, informative, and eminently useful guide. Written by two psychologists (and mothers-in-law), and brimming with wisdom gleaned from a wide-ranging survey of other mothers-in-law, Life as a Mother-in-law is the essential primer for navigating the often murky waters of in-law relationships. With a look at the mother-in-law role throughout history and the truth behind the stereotypes, the authors separate myth from reality and deconstruct clich s to reveal how in-law families really work. But Olivia Slaughter, Ph.D., and Jean Kubelun, Ph.D., don't just describe the challenges: they provide in-depth solutions, self-assessment tools, and solid advice based on psychological insights to help you bring harmony and balance to your in-law relationships-and your life. Olivia Slaughter, Ph.D., is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and career counselor. Her experience includes teaching, secondary school counseling, administration, school psychology, and national and international educational consulting. She offers guidance in life planning, parenting, learning, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Slaughter has been active in providing workshop/in-service training events, including UNICEF in Alexandria, Egypt, where she was a school consultant under USAID sponsorship. She lives with her husband in California. Jean Kubelun, Ph.D., is a Marriage, Family Therapist and a Licensed Educational Psychologist who studied psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr.Kubelun's experience includes over twenty-three years as a school psychologist. She taught both graduate and undergraduate classes at California Lutheran University and California State University, Northridge. Dr.Kubelun has worked as a Conflict Resolution Specialist, an At-Risk Counselor, and an Active Parenting workshop leader and trainer.

Who Goes Canoeing With Their Mother-in-Law?

By Kyle Penner
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525557394
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: who-goes-canoeing-with-their-mother-in-law.pdf

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Swirling rapids and daring rescues. Forgotten maps and stolen canoes. Bigfoot encounters and yes, even canoeing with his mother-in-law. Gather round the campfire and let your imagination be captivated by these canoeing stories. Laugh at the things that went wrong. Live the suspense of each tale. Learn what (not) to do on your next paddling trip. Love both the adventures and the absurdities. Delight in Kyle Penner’s story-telling as he recounts 17 canoe trips from his home province of Manitoba. Marvel at the artwork of his beloved mother-in-law, Patti Enns, as she brings each story to life with her meticulous maps. And be inspired to pack your bags, load up your canoe, and call your friends (or mother-in-law) to go paddling.

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By George Sims
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Book Code : 0714546763
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  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: memoirs-of-a-mother-in-law.pdf

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A hilarious comedy of manners and a gentle satire of Edwardian mores and attitudes. This edition contains a wealth of material about the author's life and works, notes and a bibliographic section. Jane Tressider has never been afraid of speaking her mind, even if she admits that she may have occasionally given offence by doing so. But as a busy mother of nine children, she cannot let such a small foible get in the way of her job, which is to keep her feckless husband on his toes while ensuring the perfect management not just of her own household but also of that of her married daughters and sons. Since mothers-in-law have always been misunderstood and no one has ever taken up their side of the argument properly, Jane is determined to set the record straight and plead the cause of the most maligned race on the face of the earth.

I Married My Mother-In-Law

By Ilena Silverman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440629234
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In-laws are the inescapable consequence of marriage. Whether they’re kindly or malevolent, helpful or crazy, they’re unavoidable. The relationship can be traumatic, rewarding, maddening, and hilarious—sometimes all at once. In I Married My Mother-in-Law and Other Tales of In-Laws We Can’t Live With—and Can’t Live Without, Ilena Silverman brings together a collection of talented, successful writers who plumb their own experiences for extraordinary and unexpected wisdom about this prickly and often misunderstood relationship. We hear from some of today’s best authors, including Michael Chabon, who writes movingly about the lessons he learned from his first father-in-law; Kathryn Harrison, whose relationship with her father-in-law was far more rewarding and less complicated than the one she had with her own father; Matt Bai, who struggled across cultural barriers to learn more about the lives of his reserved Japanese-American in-laws; Martha McPhee, who explores the difficulty in fully knowing her husband without ever having known his parents; Susan Straight, who recounts her experience as the first white woman to marry into her African-American husband’s extended family; and Ayelet Waldman, who ponders the competition between wives and their mothers-in-law for the attention of their husbands/sons. By turns blunt and poignant, horrifying and touching, the essays reflect the rich complexities of these bewildering and life-changing relationships. Remarkable for both the quality of its prose and the scope of its emotional insight, I Married My Mother-in-Law is an unforgettable anthology about the struggles and rewards of life with our other families.

Freezing a Mother-in-Law; or, Suspended Animation: A farce in one act

By T. Edgar Pemberton
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 294
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"Freezing a Mother-in-Law; or, Suspended Animation: A farce in one act" by T. Edgar Pemberton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Little Book of Mother-in-Law Jokes

By Crombie Jardine
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  • Publisher : Crombie Jardine Publishing
  • Book Code : 1291804552
  • Total of Pages : 30
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'Mother-in-law': a title guaranteed to evoke a wide range of emotions in husbands up and down the country. Indeed, this particular busybody, sticking her oar in when it's not wanted, is the butt of jokes the world over.This small collection of mother-in-law jokes is designed to be a little ray of sunshine on a cloudy day...Just remember: you're not alone!

Is That Your Mother-In-Law Under The Bed?

By Barbara Oliver Fletcher
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 9781458205865
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 995
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Edna Barnes and Edith Johnson are sisters and widows in their late fifties who enjoy quiet lives together in a double-wide mobile home in a pleasant mobile home park. Things are pretty peaceful for the pair—until Edna’s daughter Ellen shows up, suspicious that her husband of seven years, Roger, is cheating on her. Edna and Edith jump into action to find out the truth about Roger and his supposed mistress. Edna uses common sense, while Edith relies on her son the police officer as an inside connection. What began as the case of a cheating husband, though, soon turns into the search for a murderer. When greed, sex, and heartbreak get involved, anything can happen, and Edna and Edith know this all too well. Their initial investigations into Roger turn up evidence that could solve three cold cases—and they’re discovering that the adrenaline rush of solving crimes is much more enjoyable than daytime television, bingo, and quilting parties.

How to Sweeten a Mother-in-Law

By Stephanie Beck
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  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Book Code : 1611870224
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 409
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Facing your in-laws at the holidays is hard enough without your mother-in-law also thinking you've stolen her prized serving dish. What Lela's about to find out is that there may be other members of her new family that have an ax to grind. This story appears in the Thanksgiving mystery anthology THE KILLER WORE CRANBERRY.

Your Mother-in-Law Loves You

By Rebecca Joubin
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  • Publisher : Ibex Publishers
  • Book Code : 1588141322
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 387
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Your Mother-in-Law Loves You is a bilingual collection of more than 600 proverbs and expressions from Syria. It is a useful tool for students of Syrian-Arabic, Modern Arabic as well as those interested in the rich culture of the country. When visiting someone unexpectedly, hamatik ba-tohebik or “your mother-in-law loves you” becomes an invitation to join them in their meal. For about ten years, Rebecca Joubin, assistant professor of Arab studies at Davidson College, has travelled to and conducted research in Syria. Noticing the use of proverbs and expressions as a signature of Syrian culture and identity, she began writing down the phrases she heard in casual conversation and in the local media. The expressions are presented here in Syrian-Arabic, in modern standard Arabic and, for those not familiar with the language, in English translation. And when necessary, they are explained. Her bilingual collection of more than 600 proverbs is ideal for all students of Arabic as well as those interested in the rich culture of Syria. The sayings have been divided by topic such as the body, food, animals, colors, homeland, work and experience. In this collection we see the many unique values and attributes of Syrian culture. We observe kindness, hospitality, generosity, forgiveness, and humility. More importantly, in addition to observing the singularities of Syrian culture, we learn about the universalities of human nature.

In-law Relationships

By Geoffrey L. Greif,Michael E. Woolley
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019092814X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 642
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Marriage is a major step in a relationship, and each member of that newly joined pair brings with them their own existing family and the corresponding complexity and richness of in-law relationships. These are multi-generational, multi-layered, and, like a kaleidoscope, a shifting amalgam of emotional colors. Exceptionally important, in-law relationships can be joyous and comforting. They can also be complicated, contentious, and disappointing. These ties serve as a model for how to stay connected across generations for the well-being of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren, and as a bellwether for what to avoid. Drawing on interviews and survey data with more than 1,500 mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, daughters-in-law, and sons-in-law, the book describes how these complicated and highly significant relationships develop over time. Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley focus on the relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law as well as fathers-in-law with sons-in-law. They describe the struggles as well as the triumphs that people encounter with these relationships from the perspectives of both generations and suggest ways to improve the relationships. To improve in-law relationships, Greif and Woolley present action-oriented family therapy theories based on the insight, communication, boundary building, and narratives that family members wish to create. They also explore how these relationships change with the normal transitions of marrying into the family, having children/grandchildren, and aging. In-law Relationships describes highly successful and nurturing connections as well as those that are troubled and distant. The resulting book offers a variety of clinical lenses to help readers of all backgrounds focus on and, if needed, repair in-law relationships.

The Good Sister

By Sally Hepworth
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250120977
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: the-good-sister.pdf

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A stunningly clever thriller made doubly suspenseful by not one, but two unreliable narrators." — People Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister. There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life. Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple. Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

Notes to my Mother-in-Law and How Many Camels Are There in Holland?: Two-book Bundle

By Phyllida Law
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007559194
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: notes-to-my-mother-in-law-and-how-many-camels-are-there-in-holland.pdf

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A two-book bundle of national treasure Phyllida Law’s charming and funny memoirs of family life and motherhood – ‘Notes to my Mother-in-Law’ and ‘How Many Camels Are There in Holland?’.