Grandmother's Secrets

The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing
Author: Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 1623710111
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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"Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world." So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother and this young girl, echoing the circular movements of the dance itself. Al-Rawi has written a strikingly graceful and original book that blends personal memoir with the history and theory of the dance known in the West as "belly dancing." It is the story of a young Arab girl as she is initiated into womanhood. It is a history of the dance from the earliest times through the days of the Pharaohs, the Roman Empire, to the Arab world of the last three centuries. It is a personal investigation into the effects of the dance's movements on individual parts of the body and the whole psyche. It is a guide to the actual techniques of the dance for those who are inspired to put down the book and move. Al-Rawi conveys in this book not only the history and technique of grieving and mourning dances, pregnancy and birth dances, but the spirit of these age-old rituals, and their possibilities for healing and empowering women today.

Grandmother's Secret

Author: Richard Kemble
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748766925
Category: Readers
Page: 32
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Des doesn't see his grandmother anymore: she doesn't invite anyone to her house now. When a ghost mysteriously draws Des to her house one night, he discovers her terrible secret and things become disturbingly clear.

Grandmother's secrets

her green guide to health from plants
Author: Jean Palaiseul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780399113567
Category: Gardening
Page: 292
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A Grandmother's Secret Diet

Bring on the Grandkids
Author: Claudia J. Caporale
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1553696654
Category: Humor
Page: 52
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A Grandmother's humorous story in rhyme, shares her triumphant secret of staying fit as she keeps up with daily activities during her grandchildren's visit.

Regina's Closet

FInding My Grandmother's Secret Journal
Author: Diana M. Raab
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0615492320
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
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This memoir/biography is based on the story of author Diana Raab discovering her grandmother's secret journal more than three decades after she took her life in Diana's childhood home. Regina, Diana's glamorous and spirited grandmother, loved and cared for her until Diana was ten. Reading the diary, Diana learns all about her grandmother's life--her early years in Poland during World War I, being orphaned at the age of twelve, and her subsequent immigrations to Vienna, Paris and The United States, all prior to World War II. The evolution of Regina's Closet and Raab's journey into her grandmother's past, was prompted by Raab's own personal battles. She hoped that the journal would provide answers and solace, and a reconnection with her grandmother. Throughout the book Raab's reflections are interspersed with Regina's journal excerpts. Regina's Closet also includes information gathered from various other references and historical documents relating to certain events and locales, photographs and maps, all of which provide a complete picture of Regina's place and time.


The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient
Author: Grit Magazine
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449409741
Category: Cooking
Page: 233
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Contains several country recipes featuring lard as an important ingredient, including Grandma's homemade biscuits, fried green tomatoes, peanut butter cookies, and cherry-rhubarb cobbler.

Your Iowa Grandmother's Recipe Book

Author: Rachael Gatling
ISBN: 1312163852
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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Every recipe has a story and every story has a secret. For folks in Tatatonka, Iowa, the best recipes in town, and therefore the best secrets, have long been kept in the coveted recipe book of local cooking legend Trudie Melody. When Trudie becomes ill, her granddaughter, successful (at least by Tatatonka standards) garden gnome maker Margot, decides it's no time to be timid and boldly asks for the recipe book. Thinking she's secured the book for herself, Margot's life goes into a tailspin when, after her grandma's death, a crooked probate lawyer determines the book will go to Sheryl, Margot's shrewd first cousin, who needs the book to bail out her flailing career. Margot's only recourse is to sue Sheryl before she can take possession of the treasured book. The courtroom takes on a voyeuristic and carnival-like atmosphere when the Judge rules to have the recipe book read aloud in order to determine the rightful owner

My Grandmother's Secret Recipes

Author: Lamees Alhassar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981379002
Page: 110
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A Cooking Journal for kids. Now you can create your own cookbook! Have your favorite and tastiest dishes in this 8.5 x 11 inches book. The book includes a couple of pages to personalize with your name and picture. It also has a table of content with the recipe name and page number so you can locate your 50 recipes easily. Happy Cooking!

The Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets

Author: Myles H. Bader
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 160911017X
Category: Cooking
Page: 762
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THIS IS NOT A COOKBOOK! This food encyclopedia is the number one kitchen and cooking reference book in the United States and Canada and has sold over 3 million copies. The book contains thousands of food secrets from chefs and grandmothers worldwide; you don't want to cook or bake any food before looking inside to see what fact or tip may make the dish perfect. It took over 19 years to compile all the secrets in the Wizard of Food's encyclopedia, most of which will not be found in any other book. Why you need to know the age of an egg when baking Why you need to put wine corks in your beef stew The reason cottage cheese is stored upside down How to choose a steak by looking at the color of the fat How to de-gas beans Why you cook a turkey upside down Why you never put cold butter in a microwave How to fry foods without the foods absorbing a lot of fat How to preserve fresh herbs with your breath

The Secrets of Topa

Grandmother’s Story
Author: Morning Sun
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458213943
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Topa is a village where the game is good, the river flows clean and plentiful, and life is pleasant for all its people. As the sun rises one day, Topa’s medicine man, Seebona, makes his prayers. Suddenly, the bliss is shattered by the frightened screams of children playing at the river. Moments later, the smallest child, Kanobee, is carried by a black bear into the woods. The horrified villagers fear she is lost forever. Only Seebona thinks it is meant to be. Many years later during the Warm Seasons Celebration, two large shadows appear in front of the ceremonial fire. As the growls of black bears permeate throughout the moonlit setting, only Seebona smiles as the rest of the villagers tremble in fear. But soon a young girl is revealed just as Seebona and the two bears disappear. Kanobee, now called Nollkata, takes the elderly medicine man’s place, determined to not only save her nation but also protect its way of life. Now only time will tell if she will be able to achieve all she desires. The Secrets of Topa traces the present and past lives of a village’s people as a powerful medicine woman attempts to honor the Mother Earth, impart the wisdom of the Great Spirit, and carry on a legacy.

The Kinship of Secrets

Author: Eugenia Kim
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328990206
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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"A gorgeous achievement.”—Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko From the author of The Calligrapher’s Daughter comes the riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges they know will face them, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their infant daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her. But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn’t remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time, and war? And as deep family secrets are revealed, will everything they long for be upended? Told through the alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters, and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.

Grandmother's Household Secrets

Traditional Wisdom, Hints and Tips for Using Natural Ingredients in the Home
Author: Margaret Briggs
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754824947
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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This collection of practical volumes is packed with hundreds of home cures, household hints and recipes for five staple storecupboard ingredients: bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, salt, lemon and honey.

Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid

Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104028079
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller und Lieblingsroman aus Schweden: phantasievoll, ergreifend und umwerfend witzig. Wieder ein ganz besonderes Leseerlebnis vom Autor von ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹, Fredrik Backman. Oma ist 77, Ärztin, Chaotin und treibt die Nachbarn in den Wahnsinn. Elsa ist 7, liebt Wikipedia und Superhelden und hat nur einen einzigen Freund: nämlich Oma. In Omas Märchen erlebt Elsa die aufregendsten Abenteuer. Bis Oma sie eines Tages auf die größte Suche ihres Lebens schickt – und zwar in der wirklichen Welt. »Die erste und inspirierendste Autorin meines Lebens war und ist Astrid Lindgren – ›Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid‹ ist auch eine Hommage an sie.« Fredrik Backman »Versprich mir, dass du mich noch liebhast, wenn du erfährst, wer ich gewesen bin. Und versprich mir, auf das Schloss aufzupassen. Und auf deine Freunde.« Oma zu Elsa »Dieses Buch ist ein Volltreffer, der einen zum Lachen und Weinen bringt. Auf dieses Abenteuer müssen Sie sich einfach einlassen – es ist wunderbar.« Expressen Söndag

Executor Takes All

Author: Ruth Forrest Glenn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595346960
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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"'Be reasonable sheriff. If we raise any kind of a stench by further investigation, we could both stand to lose our jobs and our lives in general. We know that Malaine must be buried quickly and without incident. I make these kinds of decisions in my county office everyday. In this case it is viable for me to deny an autopsy. I won't go along with it, I just won't." Bob Wolfe made a fist and placing it softly on Sheriff Royce's kitchen table, their eyes made contact. The two men were silent for a moment. Daniel could see that no matter how they discussed it, Bob wanted the woman buried with no frills. Though her right to breathe was taken from her, these two men didn't want any more of this story seeing the light of day. No one was going to talk about this after that night in a professional sense. The black and blue marks on the woman's neck were to be dismissed. Each finger shaped bruise imprinted upon Malaine's throat, was a clue closer to the answers."

Louisiana Coffee ... with Lots of Cream

A Creole Family Memoir
Author: Betty J. Reynolds
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120933
Category: Fiction
Page: 337
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Louisiana Coffeewith lots of cream is Dr. Betty Reynolds fifth book to be published. Not surprisingly, this book is not about coffee, nor is it about cream. Instead, it is a delightful medley of intriguing tales covering four generations of a New Orleans Creole family. Since Creole usually denotes a mixing of bloods, the color of their skin can be as varied as the color of ones coffee ranging from dark, dark chocolate to the lightest of rich cream. This fictional memoir appropriately starts a hundred years ago in New Orleansthe home of the family matriarch, Bertha Mayberry. Berthas story is a mysterious one that she preferred to be kept locked among other family secrets. She was particularly sensitive about having to reveal her misfortune of being trapped in a bordello when she first arrived in New Orleans as a young girl. Her romantic rescue ended in tragedy, but she did transcend in the end and married a popular Black jazz musician named William Sweetwater Lewis. Together they gained respectability by working hard and providing their five daughters with a good education, a passion for music, and a young life filled with parties and gala events in a city that was known for them. Berthas children as well as her childrens children follow their own paths in choosing where and how they will live out their lives. Their accounts of triumphs and mishaps take you on a fascinating journey to experience the mysteries of black magic in the Louisiana swamps, a numbers racket in Detroit and the casinos in Las Vegas when the mob was in control. Some leave the safety of their ancestral home on Bourbon Street to carve out new lives in other far-away places such as the Jersey Shores, Philadelphia, or New York. Whatever their destination, each member of the Lewis clan brings to the saga an interesting storyline that shares his/her unique motivations, desires and actions that sometimes lead to less than favorable consequences. Louisiana Coffeeis meant to inform, rather than to alarm. It is a tell-all fiction that might open some eyes as what goes on in a different world on the other side of the cultural divide.

When Computers Were Human

Author: David Alan Grier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849365
Category: Science
Page: 424
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Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right. When Computers Were Human represents the first in-depth account of this little-known, 200-year epoch in the history of science and technology. Beginning with the story of his own grandmother, who was trained as a human computer, David Alan Grier provides a poignant introduction to the wider world of women and men who did the hard computational labor of science. His grandmother's casual remark, "I wish I'd used my calculus," hinted at a career deferred and an education forgotten, a secret life unappreciated; like many highly educated women of her generation, she studied to become a human computer because nothing else would offer her a place in the scientific world. The book begins with the return of Halley's comet in 1758 and the effort of three French astronomers to compute its orbit. It ends four cycles later, with a UNIVAC electronic computer projecting the 1986 orbit. In between, Grier tells us about the surveyors of the French Revolution, describes the calculating machines of Charles Babbage, and guides the reader through the Great Depression to marvel at the giant computing room of the Works Progress Administration. When Computers Were Human is the sad but lyrical story of workers who gladly did the hard labor of research calculation in the hope that they might be part of the scientific community. In the end, they were rewarded by a new electronic machine that took the place and the name of those who were, once, the computers.