*** WINNER - 2017 International Book Awards - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** SILVER MEDAL - 2017 eLit Book Awards - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** FINALIST - 2017 National Indie Excellence Award - LGBTQ Fiction *** *** DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE - 2017 Independent Press Award - LGBTQ Fiction *** Two women. Two worlds. Two problems...and two attitudes. Addison Kane does not want for much. With a touch equaling that of Midas and a confidence overstepping the borders of arrogance, Addison's ability is vast, yet her focus is narrow. Her vision tunneled by haunting memories of her youth, she is blinded to the peripheral. She doesn't care that life is passing her by. She doesn't notice as friends fall to the wayside, and the finery that comes from wealth holds no importance for Addison is single-minded. Her goal is the ultimate of paybacks. She needs to succeed like no other before her and prove someone wrong. Joanna Sheppard lives a simple life because she can afford no other. At the age of seventeen, her father falls ill, and for the next eleven years, Joanna's sole focus is providing for the only parent she has ever known. For the man she loves with all her heart, she gives up her dreams and doesn't look back. She goes about her days with no complaints, working three jobs so she can pay off her father's creditors, but there is no light at the end of Joanna's tunnel...or so she thinks. When an edict from the grave threatens all Addison holds dear, two women from two different worlds are brought together, and a deal is struck. In exchange for uttering a few words, both get what they need...but not what they bargained for. There is a thin line, as they say, but when it is crossed, can love survive when more family secrets are revealed?
With a backdrop of World War II and its aftermath, in England in 1952, the peace of a usually quiet small village in the Chilterns is shattered when an eleven years old boy is the victim of a vicious attack. This triggers the memory of his working-class mother, a nurse at the local cottage hospital, and she thinks back to the terrible events of 1940 and their impact on village life. She wistfully reminisces about her son’s upper-middle-class father, a Spitfire pilot reported missing during the Battle of Britain. In addition to the difficulties and worries due to the war, the boy’s mother and grandmother have to cope with the class system, and the stigma of the boy’s illegitimacy. The people of the village are traumatized and shocked by the tragedy. They are fearful for the safety of their children. Will the guilty criminal strike again? The police are urgently trying to track him down. Can the village return to its erstwhile peace and quiet? The future alone can provide the answer.
Author: Larry Wu
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Release Date: 2001-07-12
Genre: Social Science
Today, one third of all American babies are born to unmarried mothers—a startling statistic that has prompted national concern about the consequences for women, children, and society. Indeed, the debate about welfare and the overhaul of the federal welfare program for single mothers was partially motivated by the desire to reduce out of wedlock births. Although the proportion of births to unwed mothers has stopped climbing for the first time since the 1960s, it has not decreased, and recent trends are too complex to attribute solely to policy interventions. What are these trends and how do they differ across groups? Are they peculiar to the United States, or rooted in more widespread social forces? Do children of unmarried mothers face greater life challenges, and if so what can be done to help them? Out of Wedlock investigates these questions, marshalling sociologists, demographers, and economists to review the state of current research and to provide both empirical information and critical analyses. The conflicting data on nonmarital fertility give rise to a host of vexing theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues, some of which researchers are only beginning to address. Out of Wedlock breaks important new ground, bringing clarity to the data and examining policies that may benefit these particularly vulnerable children.
Author: George Benjamin Mangold
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-10
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Author: United States Children'S Bureau
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Social Science
Excerpt from Standards of Legal Protection for Children Born Out of Wedlock: A Report of Regional Conferences Held Under the Auspices of the U. S. Children's Bureau and the Inter-City Conference on Illegitimacy; Chicago, Ill., February 9-10, 1920, New York, N. Y., February 16-17, 1920 The child born out of wedlock constitutes a very serious problem, and for this reason special safeguards should be provided. Save for unusual reasons both parents should be held responsible for the child during its minority, and especially should the responsibility of the father be emphasized. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Gushairi bin H. Sarkawi
Release Date: 2015
The study is comparison of the laws that discuss the status of nasab and rights of children born out of wedlock and children who are unregistered marriage in two countries, namely Indonesia and Malaysia. Analysis focuses on the status nasab of a child according to Islamic law, the concepts and provisions of the law on paternity based on several relevant statutes in Indonesia, as well as the rights of children born out of wedlock and unregistered marriage. Then, the concept of nasab of a child born out wedlock in Indonesia is compared with the provisions of paternity in the Malaysian law. The concept of paternity in Islamic law is examined based on the validity of marriage, evidences and acknowledgment. The study further analyzed the status of DNA test in order to determine paternity status and it can be found that according to Muslim Jurists, DNA test cannot be used as evidence, but only as a support to the evidence. The classical Muslim Jurists recognized that the paternity for a child born out of wedlock cannot be ascribed to his/her biological father. The consequence is a child born out of wedlock does not get his/her rights from the putative father. However, the child is allowed to receive a gift or a will from his/her biological father. The study also examined that the status of a child born out of wedlock or whose parent's marriage was unregistered, thus were unable to obtain any rights of his/her biological father. However, after the decision of judicial review on Constitutional court, a child born out of wedlock is allowed to get paternity and rights from his/her biological father, even though there is no clear definition can be found in the provision of Islamic Family Law and Compilation of Islamic Law. In Malaysia however, there are clear provisions and statutes on the status or nasab of a child born out of wedlock and unregistered marriage. These comparisons can help to identify the weaknesses of the provision for paternity law in Indonesia and use as a guideline for improving the law. The study reveals the need for a clear definition of a child born out of wedlock and from unregistered marriage as the rights of these children should be protected. These children require an appropriate alternative in order to get their rights from their putative father without contradictions with the Islamic law. This study further proves that the limited provisions on paternity of illegitimate children and from unregistered marriage in Indonesian legislation are not sufficient to govern the status or nasab of these children if it is compared with Malaysian law. Finally, the study reveals that Indonesia should improve on nasab and rights for illegitimate children and children of unregistered marriage. The law is hoped that this study provides an insight of the paternity of children born out of wedlock and children from unregistered marriages, in order for these children to get the rights that they truly deserve.
Author: Nicole Constable
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Social Science
Hong Kong is a meeting place for migrant domestic workers, traders, refugees, asylum seekers, tourists, businessmen, and local residents. In Born Out of Place, Nicole Constable looks at the experiences of Indonesian and Filipina women in this Asian world city. Giving voice to the stories of these migrant mothers, their South Asian, African, Chinese, and Western expatriate partners, and their Hong Kong–born babies, Constable raises a serious question: Do we regard migrants as people, or just as temporary workers? This accessible ethnography provides insight into global problems of mobility, family, and citizenship and points to the consequences, creative responses, melodramas, and tragedies of labor and migration policies.
Author: Ann Fessler
Release Date: 2007-06-26
Genre: Social Science
In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.