Child of My Heart

A Novel
Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374706069
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A young girl's astonishing, poignant first look into the turbulent heart of things "I had in my care that summer four dogs, three cats, the Moran kids, Daisy, my eight-year-old cousin, and Flora, the toddler child of a local artist. There was also, for a while, a litter of wild rabbits, three of them, that had been left under our back steps.... " Alice McDermott's haunting and enchanting new work of fiction--her first since the bestselling Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award--is narrated by a woman who was born beautiful. Her parents decided that her best chance in life was to marry a wealthy man, so she was raised on the east end of Long Island, among the country houses of the rich. On the cusp of fifteen, she is the town's most sought-after babysitter--cheerful, beloved, a wonder with children and animals, but also a solitary soul with an already complex understanding of human nature--when her favorite cousin, Daisy, comes to spend the summer. The narrator's witty, piquant, deeply etched evocation of all that was really transpiring under the surface during that seemingly idyllic season gives her wry tale--infused with suppressed passion, disappointment, and enduring hope--its remarkable vividness and impact. Once again, Alice McDermott explores the mysterious depths of what seems like everyday life with unforgettable insight and resonant emotional power.

Child of My Heart


Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408806673
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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On the cusp of fifteen, pretty Theresa is the town's most sought-after babysitter - cheerful, beloved, adored by children and animals, but also a solitary soul with an already complex understanding of human nature. She is Titania among her fairies, the one person to call on for help with a child in extreme distress. Theresa does not doubt her power over the fathers of her adoring charges either, whose potential lechery Theresa toys with like a kitten with yarn. Yet during this unforgettable summer, it is her cousin Daisy, a frail little creature with glittery shoes and worrying bruises that don't heal, in whom Theresa invests her greatest love. Infused with suppressed passion, disappointment, and enduring hope, Alice McDermott's wonderful new novel reveals a world seen afresh through the eyes of an utterly seductive girl.

Child of My Heart


Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747568223
Category: Teenage girls
Page: 256
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A dark jewel of a novel, the new masterpiece from Alice McDermott, author of the National Book Award Winner, Charming Billy

After This


Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780440337300
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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On a wild, windy April day in Manhattan, when Mary first meets John Keane, she cannot know what lies ahead of her. A marriage, a fleeting season of romance, and the birth of four children will bring John and Mary to rest in the safe embrace of a traditional Catholic life in the suburbs. But neither Mary nor John, distracted by memories and longings, can feel the wind that is buffeting their children, leading them in directions beyond their parents’ control. Michael and his sister Annie are caught up in the sexual revolution. Jacob, brooding and frail, is drafted to Vietnam. And the youngest, Clare, commits a stunning transgression after a childhood spent pleasing her parents. As John and Mary struggle to hold on to their family and their faith, Alice McDermott weaves an elegant, unforgettable portrait of a world in flux–and of the secrets and sorrows, anger and love, that lie at the heart of every family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ces Enfants de Ma Vie


Author: Gabrielle Roy
Publisher: M&S
ISBN: 9780771075988
Category: Canadian literature
Page: 171
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Set in the pairies in the 1930's. From immigrant families now living in unforgiving surroundings, many of the students have been wounded by poverty and misfortune.

Child of My Heart

A Celebration of Adoption
Author: Barbara Alpert
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425169018
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 179
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Adoptive parents share stories of excitement, joy, trepidation, and fulfillment

Honey for a Child's Heart

The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life
Author: Gladys Hunt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872642
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

Someone

A Novel
Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374281092
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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"The story of a Brooklyn-born woman's life - her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs - from childhood to old age"--Provided by the publisher.

Festival in My Heart

Poems by Japanese Children
Author: Bruno Navasky
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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A illustrated collection of poetry written by Japanese elementary school children that provides a portrait of an often mysterious and elusive culture.

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780920668375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

A Broken Heart Still Beats

After Your Child Dies
Author: Anne McCracken,Mary Semel
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781568385563
Category: Self-Help
Page: 295
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A Broken Heart Still Beats Softcover

Child of My Heart


Author: Florence B. Smith
Publisher: Florence B. Smith
ISBN: 9781893463158
Category: Adopted children
Page: 175
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Child of the Mountains


Author: Marilyn Sue Shank
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375873317
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 259
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Treasuring her beloved family despite the poverty that challenges their survival, Lydia is devastated by the deaths of her grandmother and brother and relocates to her uncle's coal-camp home, where she struggles with a painful family secret.

When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart

Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart
Author: Joel Young,Christine Adamec
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003968
Category: Self-Help
Page: 264
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Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written in a clear, reassuring manner by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with noted medical writer Christine Adamec, author of many books in the field. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look, not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation.

A Child of Books


Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763690775
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.

Take Heart, My Child

A Mother's Dream (With Audio Recording)
Author: Ainsley Earhardt,Kathryn Cristaldi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481466232
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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In the tradition of Emily Winfield Martin’s The Wonderful Things You Will Be and Nancy Tillman’s On The Night You Were Born, popular FOX news anchor Ainsley Earhardt’s lyrical lullaby inspires children to follow their dreams and passions. FOX and Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt’s debut picture book shares precious life lessons parents can pass onto their children so that they can follow their hearts, dreams, and passions. Take Heart, My Child is a lyrical lullaby, and Ainsley shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, “Take heart, my child, I will—or, my love will—always be there for you.” It’s a universal message, one that all readers will relate to. In the “Story Behind the Story,” Ainsley talks about growing up and how her father would write messages to her and her siblings each morning, leaving notes at the breakfast table, so that his children would know they were loved, empowered, protected, and cherished.

I Know It in My Heart

Walking through Grief with a Child
Author: Mary E. Plouffe PhD
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631522019
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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A three-week adventure becomes a tragic dilemma for a loving sister, a motherless child, and a terrified father facing unimaginable loss together and using their relationships with one another to survive. I Know It In My Heart: Walking through Grief with a Child explores the impact of early parental loss, the evolution of grief from toddler to teenager, and the devastation of adult sibling loss. Told by Mary E. Plouffe—a grieving sister who is also a psychologist—the story is more than a memoir; it is an exploration of childhood and adult grief, and how family relationships can weave them into healing. Parents, therapists, and anyone else who wants to see loss though the eyes of a child will find useful information here for guiding children through loss, and understanding how those losses impact them as they grow. Narrated with professional wisdom steeped in personal pain, I Know It In My Heart brings us all a step closer to understanding, resilience, and healing.

The Children's Meditations in My Heart


Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781973137573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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Thousands of families love reading "The Children's meditations: In my heart" at bedtime. Children today sleep one hour less than we did 25 years ago. It might be the same in your country? We need to teach our children to handle their thoughts and get enough sleep.The meditations in this book help the kids move their focus away from their many thoughts that often keep them awake, and down into their bodies.When the busy brain gets less attention, and the tired body gets more, the children fall asleep. They are tired and they need sleep to grow, to develop, and to be happy. As parents, we give our children and their friends an important gift by making sure our children get enough sleep. And what better way than with a heart full of love... Benefits: Your child finds inner peace. Your child falls quickly and easily asleep with his/her heart full of love. You will have a wonderful time together and create a loving language full of symbols of love. Your child learns about self-love. Your child learns to tackle everyday challenges with love. Your child learns about empathy, love, cohesion and gratitude. You fill your own heart with love at the same time.We truly believe that the world needs these stories of love and that we can make the world a better place, if we teach our children how to feel at home in their bodies and understand that the most beautiful love grows inside them.

It's My Heart

The World's Leading Guide to Congenital Heart Defects for Patients and Parents
Author: Children's Heart Foundation
Publisher: Hilton Pub
ISBN: 9780984144792
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 169
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"It's My Heart" is a resource guide for patients and families affected by congenital and acquired heart disease. It is intended to provide information on many of the issues that families dealing with congenital or acquired heart defects encounter. This revised second edition includes updates on the latest advances in medicine that have taken place over the past seven years.