We Were Mothers
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📒Once We Were Mothers ✍ Lisa Evans
✏Once We Were Mothers Book Summary : A moving and powerful play about the joy and the heartbreak that motherhood brings to three very different mothers. Ali was always going to be a dancer. She was still dancing the day she gave birth. Careful Kitty, housewife and mother, sits in her silent home and waits for the daughter who doesn't return. And Milena, desperate to protect her children and carrying a terrible secret.
📒We Were Mothers ✍ Katie Sise
✏We Were Mothers Book Summary : "A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families. A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O'Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel's daughter--a beautiful college student who lives next door--revealing an illicit encounter. Hours later, Laurel makes a shattering discovery of her own: her daughter has vanished without a trace. Over the course of one weekend, the crises of two close families are about to trigger a chain reaction that will expose a far more disturbing web of secrets. Now everything is at stake as they're forced to confront the lies they have told in order to survive."--provided by publisher.
📒Mothers Of The Disappeared ✍ Josephine Fisher
✏Mothers of the Disappeared Book Summary : When the Argentinian dictatorship used kidnapping to stifle all opposition, mothers of victims banded together in protest of state terrorism
📒Mothers Of Heroes And Martyrs ✍ Lorraine Bayard de Volo
✏Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs Book Summary : Founded during the Nicaraguan revolution, the Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs of Matagalpa comprises women who supported the revolution but did not carry guns. The author focuses on the group to explore 'maternal identity politics'.
📒Keen S Latin American Civilization Volume 2 ✍ Robert M. Buffington
✏Keen s Latin American Civilization Volume 2 Book Summary : The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including a new set of images and a wide range of new sources that reflect the latest events and trends in contemporary Latin America. The 75 excerpts in volume two provide foundational and often riveting first-hand accounts of life in modern Latin America. Concise introductions for chapters and excerpts provide essential context for understanding the primary sources.
📒We Were The Mulvaneys ✍ Joyce Carol Oates
✏We Were the Mulvaneys Book Summary : An Oprah Book Club® selection A New York Times Notable Book "It's the novel closest to my heart…. I'm deeply moved that Oprah Winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah's Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah's vast American family."—Joyce Carol Oates Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering.The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls.It is the youngest son, Judd, now an adult, who attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys' former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that occasioned the family's tragic downfall. Each of the Mulvaneys endures some form of exile- physical or spiritual - but in the end they find a way to bridge the chasms that have opened up among them, reuniting in the spirit of love and healing.Profoundly cathartic, Oates' acclaimed novel unfolds as if, in the darkness of the human spirit, she has come upon a source of light at its core. Rarely has a writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Extending Families ✍ Moncrieff Cochran
✏Extending Families Book Summary : The roles network members play in the lives of African-American and Caucasian parents in the U.S. and parents in Sweden, Wales, and Germany are documented and compared in a ground-breaking study of how personal networks evolve and how they affect and are affected by development.
📒The Radical Reader ✍ Timothy McCarthy
✏The Radical Reader Book Summary : Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.
📒A Woman After Her Own Heart ✍ Glenda Rose
✏A Woman After Her Own Heart Book Summary : "A Woman after Her Own Heart"is a book for everyone who searches for answers and looks to seek her highest good. Her heart is the total personality in intuition, feeling, and emotion. A woman must seek the truth of her own heart never deceiving oneself out of fear. She must search, reach, and find the answers to her own dilemma. This book will instruct every woman, in such a way that will make you laugh, cry, and most of all it will assist you in finding the wisdom of many matters. This book is the elevation of new thoughts, principals, and wise counsel. A Woman After Her Own Heart Knows............. Enjoy!
📒Wellbeing From Birth ✍ Rosemary Roberts
✏Wellbeing from Birth Book Summary : What do we mean by wellbeing, and what does it look like as it takes shape in early childhood? What can we do to support the wellbeing of children at home and in settings? This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. PART 1: INTRODUCING WELLBEING describes the 'backdrop' for a new model of wellbeing, outlining research and policy background, and underpinning early childhood themes. PART 2: THE THEORY OF WELLBEING defines wellbeing itself, describing the new model and the mechanism of wellbeing development called companionable learning. PART 3: EVERYDAY WELLBEING contains ideas and examples from homes and settings of 'real-life' wellbeing. Chapter 6: 'All to play for' is rich with ideas and examples of "profoundly satisfying" wellbeing play. PART 4: INVESTING IN WELLBEING is about professional development. It covers observation, assessment and planning; the key person approach; 'when things go wrong'; and integrating services across settings and communities. The book ends with the importance of collective wellbeing, arguing that all young children need experiences of individual and collective wellbeing, in their families and their communities. Essential reading for anyone studying early childhood, and for managers and practitioners working with young children and their families, this book is an inspirational guide to developing a framework for wellbeing from birth.