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 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.

Dear Nana: Grandmother Tales of Love, Secrets, and Going Home

Author: Robyn M. McGee
Publisher: Pegasusbooks
ISBN: 9781941859278
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 172
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Everyone has one. Some of us, if we are lucky, have two or more. What makes grandmothers so special? We may call her Nana, Grandma, Granny, Grandmother, or simply by her first name, but what ever we call her, memories and inspiration of a Grandmother can last a lifetime. In this volume, writers from around the globe remember this very special family member. Their stories make us laugh, make us cry, teach us about love, loss, he power of memory and the strength of families enduring through generations. The idea of doing an anthology was a sudden one. And once I decided to create Dear Nana (which has gone through a number of name changes along the way), I received over a hundred submissions vying to be in this anthology. I chose the very best and most memorable. And as I read them, sometimes into the wee hours of the morning, I felt especially honored to get to know a bit about these very special ladies and to share their lives with the world.


The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient
Author: Editors of Grit Magazine
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449410405
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Using lard in cooking dates at least as far back as the 1300s. It is prized by pastry chefs today, and it is an excellent cooking fat because it burns at a very high temperature and tends not to smoke as heavily as many other fats and oils do. Rediscovered along with other healthful animal fats in the 1990s, lard is once again embraced by chefs and enlightened health-care professionals and dietitians. Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient offers you the opportunity to cook like your grandmother, while incorporating good animal fat into your diet once again. Lard is the key to the wonders that came from Grandma's kitchen, and with lard, you can turn out stellar Beef Wellington, Bierocks, or crispy Southern Fried Chicken. Serving your family the 150 treats you enjoyed in your younger days when you visited your grandparents' farm is as easy as flipping a page in this great cookbook. Try your hand at creating fluffy Grandma's Homemade Biscuits, tasty Spanish Corn Bread, delectable Fried Okra, sweet Chocolate Kraut Cake, a Perfect Pastry piecrust for a delicious Butterscotch Peach Pie, or Rhubarb Dumplings. You will never regret adding Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient to your cookbook collection. Don't be afraid to bring a little lard back to the table; your taste buds will be glad you did.

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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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Sceptre
ISBN: 1444775863
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

Grandma's Secrets & Memories

Author: Solveig Rogstad Larsen
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594673179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 364
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This Norwegian immigrant's true adventures and lifetime story reveals how special an everyday common person's life can be when dedicated early and diligently to Jesus.

Sitti's Secrets

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442011274
Page: N.A
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When Mona, a young Arab-American girl, journeys with her father to the Middle East to meet her grandmother, she discovers that they share the universal bonds of family love

A Well-Kept Home

Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother
Author: Laura Fronty
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789329080
Category: Design
Page: 160
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Provides old-fashioned wisdom for keeping a tidy and inviting house, presenting cleaning methods, food preparation ideas, and approaches to gardening.

The Secrets in Grandma?s Attic

Keeper of the Lost Souls Series
Author: Patti Chiappa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533527066
Page: 246
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Sometimes secrets have a way of unburying themselves. Sixteen year old Rachel McGee hates her new life in California. Her mother Blossom has left Rachel to be the sole caregiver of her grandmother Darla, a grandmother Rachel has never known until now. Blossom has to fly to New York to attend to her best friend Sugar, who has been brutally raped. While Blossom is in New York attending to Sugar, Rachel needing to escape the pressures of being an adult begins to clean out her grandmother's attic. What Rachel uncovers in the attic will alter her life forever. Rachel's father Chuckie abandon Rachel when she was only eight, but will hidden attic secrets beckon him to Rachel's side once more? Join Patti Chiappa on the ride of your life. As she weaves a tale of friendship, forgiveness and love.

A Grandmother's Book of Secrets

How to Create a Lasting Legacy
Author: Linda Eyre
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 9781945547904
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 356
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New York Times #1 bestselling author and grandmother Linda Eyre shares her secret formula for teaching your grandchildren values, building meaningful connections with them, and giving them grit and resilience in a ever-changing world, plus an appendix of easy, delicious recipes to feed a crowd at your next family reunion.

The Secret Hum of a Daisy

Author: Tracy Holczer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815861X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels and will always regret that her last words to her were angry ones. After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it is her mother, showing her the way to her true home. Lyrical, poignant and fresh, The Secret Hum of a Daisy is a beautifully told middle grade tale with a great deal of heart.

Don't Let Him Know

Author: Sandip Roy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620408988
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A novel in stories follows generations of an Indian immigrant family that is shaped by wrongful conclusions about a letter, a secret sexual orientation and the responsibilities of two disparate cultures. A first book.

My Grandmother is a Singing Yaya

Author: Karen Scourby D'Arc
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780439293099
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Lulu loves to hear her Greek grandmother sing when they are alone, but she is embarrassed by her grandmother's exuberance in public--until a special picnic at school.

The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
Author: Bruce Feiler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062199501
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations… Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

The Secrets We Share

Author: Emma Hannigan
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472210360
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Winner of the 2016 Romantic Novel of the Year Award in the Epic category, The Secrets We Share is a heart-tugging treat of a novel from the No. 1 bestselling Irish author Emma Hannigan. Fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly will adore it. 'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy Kelly Devastated after a tragedy, Nathalie Conway finds herself on a plane to Ireland. She is on her way to stay with her grandmother Clara. The grandmother up until now Nathalie had no idea existed... As Clara awaits her granddaughter's arrival, she is filled with a new sense of hope. She has spent the last twenty years praying her son Max would come back into her life. Perhaps now her son can find a way to forgive her for the past. And her granddaughter may be the thread to stitch the pieces of her beloved family back together.

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Author: Rachel Malik
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241976103
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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'A surprisingly touching account of hidden lives forced out of the shadows' Sunday Times 'So lovely, gentle yet enthralling' Claire Fuller When Rene Hargreaves is billeted to Starlight Farm as a Land Girl, far from the city where she grew up, she finds farmer Elsie Boston and her country ways strange at first. Yet over the days and months Rene and Elsie come to understand and depend on each other. Soon they can no longer imagine a life apart. But a visitor from Rene's past threatens the life they have built together, a life that has always kept others at a careful distance. Soon they are involved in a war of their own that endangers everything and will finally expose them to the nation's press and the full force of the law.

The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook

Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens
Author: Patricia Tanumihardja
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616981
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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Asian grandmothers — whether of Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Indian descent — are the keepers of the cultural, and culinary, flame. Their mastery of delicious home-cooked dishes and comfort food makes them the ideal source for this cookbook. Author Pat Tanumihardja has assembled 130 tantalizing dishes from real Chinese fried rice to the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to the ultimate Japanese comfort dish Oyako donburi. This is hearty food, brightly flavored, equally good to look at and eat. Flavors range from soy and ginger to hot chiles, fragrant curries, and tart vinegars. The author has translated all of the recipes to work in modern home kitchens. Many of them have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations without written recipes, and some appear in tested and written form for the first time. An exhaustive Asian Pantry glossary explains the ingredients, from the many kinds of rice and curries to unfamiliar but flavorful vegetables.

The Secrets of Midwives

A Novel
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466852631
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

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.