Annie s Girl

Author: Maureen Coppinger
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781845968618
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The shocking but ultimately uplifting life story of an Irish woman who endured 13 years of cruelty and injustice in an orphanage Maureen Coppinger's earliest memory is of watching the woman she believed to be her mother walk away and abandon her to the care of the nuns at one of Ireland's notorious industrial schools. She was just three years old. She remained in the orphanage until the age of 16, subjected to cruelty and neglect, and starved of love and affection. It was an environment from which no one emerged unscathed. Throughout these tormented years, Maureen dreamed only of escape, and when she was contacted again by her mammy she believed all her dreams were about to come true. Life in the outside world brought its own challenges, however, and Maureen was thrown into turmoil when she discovered that the truth about her past was more murky than she had ever realised. Annie's Girl stands apart as a poignant testimony to the resilience of the human heart. This touching and evocative memoir is the incredible story of an illegitimate industrial-school survivor's profound struggle to overcome a shame-filled past and solve the mystery of her origins. Maureen Coppinger emigrated to Canada in 1955, where she married and raised three sons. She worked as a school secretary for 25 years before retiring in 1994 and now spends her leisure time as a volunteer for the Galway Association.

Annie s Girl

Author: Maureen Coppinger
Publisher: Mainstream
ISBN: 1845964934
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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The Bell Tolled Twice

Author: Tony Brennan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781925681208
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Fiction

1944. King’s Cross. The red light district of Sydney is alive with noise, bright lights, American soldiers on leave – and vice. Nearby, Annie Watson is hoping for a few days’ vacation with her cousin, Monica Jeffrey. But when Annie intervenes to save an orphan girl, she is enmeshed in a murder conspiracy involving gangsters, drug addicts, thugs and prostitutes. Discovering the time and place of the arranged murder, Annie tries desperately, in her inimitable manner, to avert the tragedy. Unorthodox methods are called for, and Annie, as usual, is not afraid to use them.

Philomena

Author: Martin Sixsmith
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843708692
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Fiction

Philomena Lee ist selbst noch fast ein Kind, als sie hochschwanger im Kloster Zuflucht sucht. Doch statt Barmherzigkeit erwartet sie dort ein unerbittliches System: Im Irland der 50er-Jahre verkaufen die Nonnen jedes uneheliche Kind, das in ihrem Konvent geboren wird, mit neuer Identität in die USA. Wie viele andere Mütter verliert auch Philomena ihren Sohn, aus Anthony Lee wird mit drei Jahren Michael Hess. Mutter und Sohn können einander nicht vergessen, doch erst 50 Jahre später erfährt Philomena, was aus ihrem Sohn geworden ist.

Mother of Malawi

Author: Al Gibson
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 9780857214652
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Chikhwaza grew up in Holland. In struggling to come to terms with her abuse as a child she tried to commit suicide but was dramatically converted through the ministry of Brother Andrew. She then began to minister to the poor and marginalized on the streets of Amsterdam and in the volatile townships of South Africa during the height of the apartheid era. Having survived an abusive marriage and the turmoil of divorce she married a poor African pastor and went to Malawi to start an orphanage. Today Annie has nearly 200 children in her care, some HIV positive, and she has built a small town called Kondanani (‘Love one another’), which boasts a care facility, several children's homes, a nursery school, primary school and farm. Kondanani is an oasis of love in a country with more than one million orphans. It has attracted the attention of the media all around the world and a host of celebrities, including Madonna who has adopted one of her children.

Die chinesische S ngerin

Author: Jamie Ford
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827077325
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Fiction

Seit dem Tag, an dem der leblose Körper seiner Mutter aus dem Haus getragen wurde, lebt William Eng im Waisenhaus. Als er im Kino die schöne Sängerin Willow Frost sieht, ist er überwältigt. Täuschend ähnlich sieht sie seiner Mutter. Entschlossen, den fernen Filmstar aufzuspüren, läuft er fort, schlägt sich auf den Straßen Seattles durch, sucht sie in Theatern und Lichtspielhäusern. Er muss Willow Frost finden. Er muss beweisen, dass sie seine Mutter ist, und endlich erfahren, was damals passierte. Vor dem Hintergrund der Großen Depression im Seattle der dreißiger Jahre hat Jamie Ford einen berührenden Roman über einen Jungen geschrieben, der nicht aufhört, an die Liebe seiner Mutter zu glauben, der alles wagt, um sie wiederzufinden.

Tagebuch

Author: Bettina von Arnim
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044020045324
Release Date: 1835
Genre:


Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455810516
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Fiction

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518739259
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Psychology

Gemeinsame Leitthemen der in diesem Band enthaltenen drei Studien sind die Ursprünge des Selbstverlustes und Wege der Selbstfindung. Das Drama des begabten, das heißt sensiblen, wachen Kindes besteht darin, daß es schon früh Bedürfnisse seiner Eltern spürt und sich ihnen anpaßt, indem es lernt, seine intensivsten, aber unerwünschten Gefühle nicht zu fühlen. Obwohl diese "verpönten" Gefühle später nicht immer vermieden werden können, bleiben sie doch abgespalten, das heißt: Der vitalste Teil des wahren Selbst wird nicht in die Persönlichkeit integriert. Das führt zu emotionaler Verunsicherung und Verarmung (Selbstverlust), die sich in der Depression ausdrücken oder aber in der Grandiosität abgewehrt werden. Die angeführten Beispiele sensibilisieren für das nicht artikulierte, hinter Idealisierungen verborgene Leiden des Kindes wie auch für die Tragik der nicht verfügbaren Eltern, die einst selbst verfügbare Kinder gewesen sind.

Das Geheimnis der Herzen

Author: Claire Holden Rothman
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 9783641066017
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Fiction

Mitreißend, intelligent und exzellent recherchiert Eine Frau in der Medizin? Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts unvorstellbar. Doch in genau dieser Zeit avanciert Agnes White gegen alle Widerstände zur anerkannten Herzspezialistin. Eine besondere Frau — ein besonderer Roman: 50 Wochen auf der kanadischen Bestsellerliste.

Annie

Author: Thomas Meehan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698139473
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's a hard-knock life for America's favorite orphan! Everyone knows the story of the irrepressible Annie, who lives at Miss Hannigan's orphanage until she beats the odds and finds a new life with the benevolent and wealthy Daddy Warbucks. Annie has enchanted millions of readers from her original comic strip appearance to the hit Broadway musical. Now, with a Tony-nominated revival playing on Broadway, Puffin is reissuing this novelization of the classic story, with a new introduction by Tony and Emmy Award-winning author Thomas Meehan. This is an adaptation that delves even deeper into Annie's story, as she lives on the streets during the Great Depression, finds Sandy the dog, and encounters characters both familiar and new.

The Gathering

Author: Annie Laurie
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781615664580
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

"After years of gut-wrenching struggles, almost a half a million in adoption expenses, months of separation, hours and hours of pleading prayers on our knees and silently in our hearts, this was it, and there she was. [This is] ... the story of a mother, with the support of her husband and children, who searched for her missing children in the jungles of the Marshal Islands, the poverty-choked country of Vietnam, and the corrupt country of Haiti"-- p. [4] of cover.

Lucy Stone

Author: Sally G. McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199385058
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Genre: Social Science

In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, "these three stand unique and peerless." In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women's rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women's suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women's independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women's rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman's rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women's rights organizations that fought for women's right to vote. Encompassing Stone's marriage to Henry Blackwell and the birth of their daughter Alice, as well as her significant friendships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others, McMillen's biography paints a complete picture of Stone's influential and eminently important life and work. Self-effacing until the end of her life, Stone did not relish the limelight the way Elizabeth Cady Stanton did, nor did she gain the many followers whom Susan B. Anthony attracted through her extensive travels and years of dedicated work. Yet her contributions to the woman's rights movement were no less significant or revolutionary than those of her more widely lauded peers. In this accessible, readable, and historically-grounded work, Lucy Stone is finally given the standing she deserves.

Seeking to serve

Author: Charles Matthias Goethe
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89097345995
Release Date: 1949
Genre: History


Der Wille meines Vaters

Author: Maude Julien
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426436073
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Louis Didier ist Mitte 30, da adoptiert er die 6-jährige Tochter eines Bergarbeiters. Als sie zu einer jungen Frau heranwächst, heiratet er sie und zeugt ein Kind mit ihr: Maude. Die Familie zieht in ein abgelegenes Herrenhaus, dort sperrt der psychopathische Vater seine 3-jährige Tochter ein und verweigert ihr jeglichen Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Maude wird von ihrer Mutter unterrichtet, und ihr Leben besteht nur noch aus harter körperlicher Arbeit, Misshandlungen, Züchtigung und Schlägen. Das alles dient einem perfiden Plan: Didier Julien will Maude zum Übermenschen erziehen. Erst mit 19 Jahren gelingt es ihr, dem Elternhaus zu entkommen. In "Der Wille meines Vaters" erzählt Maude Julien eindringlich von ihrer entsetzlichen Kindheit und wie es ihr gelingt, sich von ihrem Vater zu befreien.