The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea
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📒The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea ✍ Alice Wexler
✏The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Book Summary : A groundbreaking medical and social history of a devastating hereditary neurological disorder once demonized as “the witchcraft disease” When Phebe Hedges, a woman in East Hampton, New York, walked into the sea in 1806, she made visible the historical experience of a family affected by the dreaded disorder of movement, mind, and mood her neighbors called St.Vitus's dance. Doctors later spoke of Huntington’s chorea, and today it is known as Huntington's disease. This book is the first history of Huntington’s in America. Starting with the life of Phebe Hedges, Alice Wexler uses Huntington’s as a lens to explore the changing meanings of heredity, disability, stigma, and medical knowledge among ordinary people as well as scientists and physicians. She addresses these themes through three overlapping stories: the lives of a nineteenth-century family once said to “belong to the disease”; the emergence of Huntington’s chorea as a clinical entity; and the early-twentieth-century transformation of this disorder into a cautionary eugenics tale. In our own era of expanding genetic technologies, this history offers insights into the social contexts of medical and scientific knowledge, as well as the legacy of eugenics in shaping both the knowledge and the lived experience of this disease.
📒The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea ✍ Mark Douglas-Home
✏The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Book Summary : The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery 'full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit' (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan's daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet's search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: 'An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors' Herald 'A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can't imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this' Scotsman 'Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation' crimefictionlover.com 'Simply intoxicating' Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' Scotsman 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'Excellent' Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement
📒She Walks Into The Sea ✍ Patricia Clark
✏She Walks Into the Sea Book Summary : Patricia Clark's poems explore not only refuge but also wonder and appreciation, as well as astonishment. A number of the 56 poems collected here show her grappling with loss, especially the loss of her mother, though she isn't one to indulge in misery. Instead, she goes walking. It is the harp tree in "The Poplar Adrift" that Clark imagines giving voice to sorrow, thus sparing those who stroll by—"all the grief that passes" becoming, in the tree’s very fibers, sound on the air, a wind through branches and leaves. Clark also finds opportunities for learning, for meditation, and for contemplation. Octavio Paz has written, "Nature speaks as though it were a lover." In many of the poems collected here, Clark listens to nature speaking and revels in this lover, aiming to capture some of the qualities of Michigan's trees, birds, and landscapes in lyric poems. It is Clark's particular gift to give us "tasted" as she draws her readers into the world, inhabiting the worlds of nature, head, and heart.
📒The Woman Who Walked Into Doors ✍ Roddy Doyle
✏The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Book Summary : From the Booker Prize winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Commitments: the story of an ordinary woman whose extraordinary character will stay with you long after reading. ‘He loved me and he beat me. I loved him and I took it. It’s as simple as that’ Paula Spencer is thirty-nine, the mother of four and learning to live without Charlo, her violent, abusive husband. Paula’s started drinking more and dreaming more, taking herself back to her contented childhood and audacious teenage years. Everything was better then, not least the music, the soundtrack to her romance with Charlo. As the past floats by and mingles with the present Paula Spencer finds herself coming alive, in all her vulnerability and her strength. ‘Roddy Doyle's unsparing examination of a brutal marriage transcends the boundaries of class and nationhood’ The Times
📒Huntington S Disease ✍ Gillian Bates
✏Huntington s Disease Book Summary : This fourth edition of Huntington's Disease presents a comprehensive summary of the current knowledge of this disease, including the major scientific and clinical advances that have occurred since publication of the third edition in 2002. Completely updated and expanded, chapters in this volume are organized in five sections: · Clinical aspects of Huntington's disease, including updated chapters on historical perspectives, neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuropsychological aspects, and new chapters on juvenile Huntington's and the premanifest and early stages · The genetics of Huntington's disease, including new information on its epidemiology discussions of new testing guidelines · Neurobiology, including recent insights into correlations between pathology and symptoms and a new chapter on neuronal circuitry · The molecular biology of Huntington's disease, including new chapters on the normal function of huntingtin, the molecular pathogenesis of Huntington's disease and the peripheral pathology of the disorder, and an extensively updated chapter on its structural biology · An updated description of the comprehensive care for Huntington's disease, featureing a new chapter on preclinical therapeutics and a completely rewritten chapter on the state of the art of experimental therapeutics and clinical trials.
📒The Exiles ✍ Allison Lynn
✏The Exiles Book Summary : Fleeing their extreme life on Manhattan's Upper East Side, money manager Nate and his girlfriend, Emily, move to a quaint Newport cottage only to be confronted by everything they hoped to escape. By the award-winning author of Now You See It. 15,000 first printing.
📒Rising Sun Divided Land ✍ Kate E. Taylor-Jones
✏Rising Sun Divided Land Book Summary : Rising Sun and Divided Land provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, Im Kwon-teak, Kawase Naomi, Miike Takashi, Lee Chang-dong, Kitano Takeshi, Park Chan-wook, and Kim Ki-duk and considers their work as reflections of personal visions and as films that engage with globalization, colonialism, nationalism, race, gender, history, and the contemporary state of Japan and South Korea. Each chapter is followed by a short analysis of a selected film, and the volume as a whole includes a cinematic overview of Japan and South Korea and a list of suggestions for further reading and viewing.
📒All Happy Families ✍ Jeanne McCulloch
✏All Happy Families Book Summary : The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn. But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch’s vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch’s theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign. As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law’s lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened. Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch’s clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.
📒Snow In Gorky Park ✍ Richard Pennell
✏Snow In Gorky Park Book Summary : Sam Tucker has spent his life in the army. He was involved in the first Iraq war where he was decorated. He was court marshaled as a result of an incident when returning to Iraq in the second conflict and after a prison sentence, was dishonorably discharged. With no experience except the army he joined an organization run by a Russian ex- KGB officer who assonated people for a fee. As successful as Sam was, he came to the attention of Interpol and Scotland Yard's special Branch. Life became more complicated when Sam fell in love with the ex mistress of his ex-KGB boss and they decided to marry. The story details Sam's contracts and his involvement with his mistress, his boss, the police and the British Army and has a surprising conclusion.
📒The Changeling Sea ✍ Patricia A. McKillip
✏The Changeling Sea Book Summary : World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip tells "an enchanting fantasy that is tinged with realism and romance." (School Library Journal) Since the day her father's fishing boat returned without him, Peri and her mother have mourned his loss. Her mother sinks into a deep depression and spends her days gazing out at the sea. Unable to control her anger and sadness any longer, Peri uses the small magic she knows to hex the sea. And suddenly into her drab life come the King's sons—changelings with strange ties to the underwater kingdom—a young magician, and, finally, love. "McKillip is a master storyteller; her tale rings true as if it were being told from memory."—Kirkus Reviews, pointer review From the Paperback edition.