Don t Leave Me This Way

Author: Julia Fox Garrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061979729
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Julia Fox Garrison refused to listen to the professionals she called Dr. Jerk and Dr. Panic, who—after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven—told her she'd probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. Instead she heeded the advice of kind, gifted Dr. Neuro, who promised her he would "treat your mind as well as your body." Julia figured if she could somehow manage to get herself into a wheelchair, at least she'd always find parking. But after many, many months of hospitalization and rehab—with the help of family, friends, and her own indomitable spirit—Julia not only got into a wheelchair, but she got back out. Don't Leave Me This Way is the funny, inspiring, profoundly moving true story of a woman's fight for her life and dignity—and her determined quest to awaken an entrenched, unfeeling medical community to the fact that there's always a human being inside every patient.

Circle of Three 8 The Five Paths

Author: Isobel Bird
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0064472981
Release Date: 2001-08-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After Cooper wears a pentacle to school, many members of the community become upset and, equating it with a hate symbol, try to forbid her from wearing it.

Alchemy and kabbalah

Author: Gershom Gerhard Scholem
Publisher: Spring Pubns
ISBN: 0882145665
Release Date: 2006-03-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A classic text on alchemy by the leading scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, is presented here for the first time in English translation. Scholem looks critically at the century-old connections between alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its Christianized varieties, such as the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C. G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots of embedded in the Kabbalah.

The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

Author: Jack S. Damico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118448717
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Through contributions from leading experts in the fields of communication science, The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents a comprehensive survey detailing the state of the art in speech, language, and cognitive/intellectual disorders. Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidly expanding field of communication disorders Examines the current debates, landmark studies, and central themes in the discipline, including analytical methods and assessment Includes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars to provide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing, multi-disciplinary field Features a “foundations” section that deals with issues of central importance to all research in the field, including social and practical considerations in classification and diversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention

The Politics of Discipleship The Church and Postmodern Culture

Author: Graham Ward
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441206477
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Religion

Internationally acclaimed theologian Graham Ward is well known for his thoughtful engagement with postmodernism. This volume, the fourth in The Church and Postmodern Culture series, offers an engaging look at the political nature of the postmodern world. In the first section, "The World," Ward considers "the signs of the times" and the political nature of contemporary postmodernism. It is imperative, he suggests, that the church understand the world to be able to address it thoughtfully. In the second section, "The Church," he turns to practical application, examining what faithful discipleship looks like within this political context. Clergy and those interested in the emerging church will find this work particularly thought provoking.

The Story of a Treaty

Author: Claudia Orange
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9781927131343
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: History

The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. This lively account tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century to the gathering political momentum of recent decades. The second edition of this popular book brings the story up to the present. New illustrations enrich the history, giving life to the events as they unfold. Printed in full colour, The Story of a Treaty will continue as a superb introduction to Treaty history for future generations.

This Generation

Author: Han Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451660029
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture. This Generation gathers his essays and blogs dating from 2006 to the present, telling the story of modern China through Han Han’s unique perspective. Writing on topics as diverse as racing, relationships, the Beijing Olympics, and how to be a patriot, he offers a brief, funny, and illuminating trip through a complex nation that most Westerners view as marching in lockstep. As much a millennial time capsule as an entertaining and invaluable way for English readers to understand our rising Eastern partner and rival, This Generation introduces a dazzling talent to American shores.

Coast Road

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684867885
Release Date: 1999-07-13
Genre: Fiction

Hailed as “a heartwarming story” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), a celebration of what matters most in life, Barbara Delinsky’s profoundly moving New York Times bestseller is as richly textured and captivating as the Northern California landscape in which it is set. Jack McGill chose his architectural career over his family, and returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife, Rachel, had left him. Now, six years later, a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wife's bedside. As he meets Rachel's many new friends, and tries to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns more about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Caged and Aviary Birds

Author: David Alderton
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 0754806332
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Pets

-- Complete reference guide to caring for pet birds in the home or outdoor aviary -- How to select the right bird for your lifestyle, including advice on buying birds for novices, for breeding and for showing -- Features all the equipment you will need to house, feed and handle your bird correctly -- Maintaining your bird's health: how to keep pet birds alert and in the very best condition -- Beautifully illustrated with over 1,000 colour photographs -- Clear, accessible, informative text from one of the subject's leading experts

Talking to Addison

Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007330461
Release Date: 2009-08-01

Colgan follows up "Amanda's Wedding, " her first contribution to a new class of humorous fiction, with the tale of a young, would-be florist smitten by the computer geek with whom she and two friends share a flat. Holly's late-night encounters with reticent programmer Addison are rife with the absurdities and social ineptitude that modern communication engenders.