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

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

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.

Child of My Heart


Author: Florence B. Smith
Publisher: Florence B. Smith
ISBN: 9781893463158
Category: Adopted children
Page: 175
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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.

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.

Someone

A Novel
Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969423
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott's deft, lyrical voice. Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. A seemingly innocuous encounter with a young woman named Pegeen sets the bittersweet tone of this remarkable novel. Pegeen describes herself as an "amadan," a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, Pegeen tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott's novel lies in how it reveals us all as fools for this or that, in one way or another. Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today. A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

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

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.

The Children's Meditations In My Heart


Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788793210288
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 82
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This Danish book full of bedtime "hygge" has helped thousands of children to sleep in more than 20 countries. Is your tiny wonder popping out of bed? Would you love to teach your child about inner beauty and the power of the heart? Introducing your child to heart meditation is helping them navigate the challenges of growing up in The Digital Age.

A hole in my heart

adult children of divorce speak out
Author: Claire Berman
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 285
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In the compassionatede illuminates the road to recovery for adult children of divorce. Filled with rarelyt the divorce process that will be of interest to parents considering divorce.

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.

Children of My Heart

Finding Christ Through Adoption
Author: Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936270910
Category:
Page: 194
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As a young professional working in Jerusalem, Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp struggled to embrace her Orthodox faith with all her heart. She never dreamed her search for an intimate relationship with Christ would lead her to Ethiopia and into the hearts and lives of two little orphan girls--now orphans no longer.

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.

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.

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.

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings
Author: Jo Witek
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419713101
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.