The Surrogate

A gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist
Author: Louise Jensen
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786812223
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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The Surrogate: A Novel


Author: Tania Carver
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605988510
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 1998

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Now in paperback, Carver's internationally bestselling debut thriller featuring a very different kind of serial killer. A shocking double-murder scene greets Detective Inspector Philip Brennan when he is called to a flat in Colchester. Two women are viciously cut open and lying spread-eagled, one tied to the bed, one on the floor. The woman on the bed has had her stomach cut into and her unborn child is missing. But this is the third time Phil and his team have seen such an atrocity. Two other pregnant women have been killed in this way and their babies taken from them. No one can imagine what sort of person would want to commit such horrible crimes. When psychologist Marina Esposito is brought in, Phil has to put aside his feelings about their shared past and get on with the job. But can they find the killer before another woman is targeted?

Birthing a Mother

The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self
Author: Elly Teman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520259637
Category: Social Science
Page: 361
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This is an ethnography which probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. Teman shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavour.

The Surrogate


Author: Nick Sharman
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A DOLL THAT KILLED LIKE A DEMON, A SEDUCTRESS WHO COULD PULL A MAN INTO THE DEPTHS OF HELL, A MONSTROUS PARENT WHOSE MENACE LIVED AFTER HIM… Frank was learning the power of vengeful hate…of cunning treachery…of virulent evil…and, above all, fear—because there was nothing he could do to keep the person he most hated from seizing the one he most loved…there was no way he could stop his father’s malevolent spirit from reaching out from beyond the grave to claim his young son…. THE SURROGATE “HONOR THY FATHER” CAN BE THE ULTIMATE CURSE…

The Surrogate


Author: Kathryn Mackel
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0785262288
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
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When Kyle and Bethany hire a surrogate after their last surviving embryos die, they allow themselves to hope again. Laurel seems perfect in every way, but what dark secrets is she hiding?

The Surrogate


Author: Mustafa Abubaker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441576134
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
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Some things arent meant to be. They really arent. But some things are. The Surrogate is a powerful tale of finding out who we really are and a breathtaking account of pure, unadulterated love. The narrator, Faraz, paints a heart wrenching portrait of what it means to keep a promise and to stand by someone when the world is falling down around them. Amidst times of happiness, funerals, reunions, love, turmoil, Faraz and Fahad stick together. At times they are inseparable; at times they are hanging by a thread. It is only when the truth reveals itself that everything seems to fall apart. Fahad is faced with the biggest decision he will ever have to make; should he go back to those who cared for him but also lied? Or should he look forward to the horizon, dreaming of better days?

The Surrogate

A Novel
Author: Judith Henry Wall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743289226
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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To a penniless twenty-year-old like Jamie Long, surrogate motherhood seemed both an act of altruism and a financial opportunity. But once pregnant and under contract to Amanda Hartmann, the head of a famous evangelical family, Jamie realizes that she's getting more than she bargained for. Whisked away to the vast, isolated family ranch, she's closely supervised and carefully cut off from the outside world. She learns the family's dark secrets -- and sees the enormity of their ruthlessness. When Jamie hears Amanda's plan to claim the baby as her natural-born child, she begins to suspect that her own life is in danger and resolves to flee. Alone with a tiny newborn, she calls on the one man in the world she can trust -- her high school crush, Joe Brammer. Their love unites them in a struggle to escape, and soon enough their flight becomes a fight for their lives. Brilliantly weaving some of today's most controversial social issues into a captivating page-turner, The Surrogate is Judith Henry Wall's greatest triumph to date.

The Surrogate's Unexpected Miracle


Author: Alison Roberts
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488020582
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Their unexpected family Ellie Thomas was meant to be a surrogate mother to the baby growing inside her, but when her best friend abandons her, everything changes. The moment her son is born, Ellie knows she could never give him up! But the one person she can turn to for help is the doctor who delivered her child. Dr. Luke Gilmore didn't have a picture-perfect childhood, but he instinctively wants to protect Ellie and her baby. He was only passing through, but he may have just found a reason to stay…

THE SURROGATE


Author: CHARLES CASSEY
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490718761
Category: History
Page: 706
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Towards a Professional Model of Surrogate Motherhood


Author: Ruth Walker,Liezl van Zyl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137586583
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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This book delves deeply into modern surrogacy arrangements, responding to both practical and ethical critiques by offering a radically new model for surrogate motherhood. Current practice distinguishes between two models of surrogacy – the altruistic (unpaid) model and the commercial (paid) model, both of which present social, ethical, and conceptual challenges. This book proposes a novel arrangement for surrogate motherhood – the professional model. Inspired by professions, such as nursing, teaching, and social work, the professional model acknowledges the caring motives that surrogate mothers have while at the same time compensating them for their work. Walker and Van Zyl adopt an evidence-based approach to explain that the professional model enables trust between intended parents and surrogates, provides professional support at every stage of the relationship, affords legal protections against exploitation and commodification, and recognizes the rights and interests of all parties, including the intended baby. The model applies to both transnational and domestic surrogacy and will be of great interest to policy makers, social researchers, bioethicists, legal scholars, fertility professionals, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology, philosophy, medicine and ethics.

The Surrogate


Author: Mustafa Abubaker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441576134
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
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Some things arent meant to be. They really arent. But some things are. The Surrogate is a powerful tale of finding out who we really are and a breathtaking account of pure, unadulterated love. The narrator, Faraz, paints a heart wrenching portrait of what it means to keep a promise and to stand by someone when the world is falling down around them. Amidst times of happiness, funerals, reunions, love, turmoil, Faraz and Fahad stick together. At times they are inseparable; at times they are hanging by a thread. It is only when the truth reveals itself that everything seems to fall apart. Fahad is faced with the biggest decision he will ever have to make; should he go back to those who cared for him but also lied? Or should he look forward to the horizon, dreaming of better days?

Discounted Life

The Price of Global Surrogacy in India
Author: Sharmila Rudrappa
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479879487
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Winner, American Sociological Association Asia and Asian America Section Best Book on Asia/Transnational Asia Finalist, 2015 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems India is the top provider of surrogacy services in the world, with a multi-million dollar surrogacy industry that continues to grow exponentially, as increasing numbers of couples from developed nations look for wombs in which to grow their babies. Some scholars have exulted transnational surrogacy for the possibilities it opens for infertile couples, while others have offered bioethical cautionary tales, rebuked exploitative intended parents, or lamented the exploitation of surrogate mothers—but very little is known about the experience of and transaction between surrogate mothers and intended parents outside the lens of the many agencies that control surrogacy in India. Drawing from rich interviews with surrogate mothers and egg donors in Bangalore, as well as twenty straight and gay couples in the U.S. and Australia, Discounted Life focuses on the processes of social and market exchange in transnational surrogacy. Sharmila Rudrappa interrogates the creation and maintenance of reproductive labor markets, the function of agencies and surrogacy brokers, and how women become surrogate mothers. Is surrogacy solely a labor contract for which the surrogate mother receives wages, or do its meanings and import exceed the confines of the market? Rudrappa argues that this reproductive industry is organized to control and disempower women workers and yet her interviews reveal that, by and large, the surrogate mothers in Bangalore found the experience life affirming. Rudrappa explores this tension, and the lived realities of many surrogate mothers whose deepening bodily commodification is paradoxically experienced as a revitalizing life development. A detailed and moving study, Discounted Life delineates how local labor markets intertwine with global reproduction industries, how Bangalore’s surrogate mothers make sense of their participation in reproductive assembly lines, and the remarkable ways in which they negotiate positions of power for themselves in progressively untenable socio-economic conditions.

The Surrogate Proletariat

Moslem Women and Revolutionary Strategies in Soviet Central Asia, 1919-1929
Author: Gregory J. Massell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400870291
Category: Social Science
Page: 492
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The attempted modernization of Central Asia by the central Soviet government in the 1920's was a dramatic confrontation between radical, determined, authoritarian communists and a cluster of traditional Moslem societies based on kinship, custom, and religion. The Soviet authorities were determined to undermine the traditional social order through the destruction of existing family structures and worked to achieve this aspect of revolution through the mobilization of women. Gregory J. Massell's study of the interaction between central power and local traditions concentrates on the development of female roles in revolutionary modernization. Women in Moslem societies were segregated, exploited, and degraded; they were, therefore, a structural weak point in the traditional order—a surrogate proletariat. Through this potentially subversive group, it was believed, intense conflicts could be generated within society which would lead to its disintegration and subsequent reconstitution. The first part of the book isolates the trends that made Central Asia vulnerable to outside intervention, and examines the factors that impelled the communist elites to turn to Moslem women as potential revolutionary allies. In the second part, Professor Massed analyzes Soviet perceptions of female inferiority and of the revolutionary potential of Moslem women. Part Three is an account of specific Soviet actions based on these assumptions. The fourth part of the book deals with the variety of responses these actions evoked. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Surrogate


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 16
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When Becky Stokes learned that she couldn't have children, she was devastated. Doctors said corrective surgery could endanger her life and, after thumbing down several other options, she and her husband decided to use a surrogate to produce a child. After the papers were signed, however, nobody, including Becky, could have dreamed what happened next!!! A story of infidelity and just desserts!!

The Surrogate Thief


Author: Archer Mayor
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446507554
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Brattleboro is the epitome of scenic Vermont. Quaint in its architecture and plainspoken in its politics, it dominates the state's southeast corner as both an employment hub and an election year powerhouse-all while looking like a genteel, postindustrial New England mill town. And yet there is darkness here, too, and nobody knows it better than Joe Gunther. Over the years he has battled drug pushers and corporate swindlers, grappled with environmental conspirators, and foiled gangs and home invaders. But while usually successful in his fight for the town's future, Gunther hasn't always come out on top... Thirty years earlier store owner Klaus Ober-feldt was robbed and beaten senseless. When Klaus died six months later, a case of assault and battery became first degree murder. The guilty man eventually appeared to be a well-known, small-time crook, but enough time had elapsed for him to vanish. Gunther, distracted by his wife's losing struggle with cancer in the same hospital where Klaus was slipping from life, did something that would plague him for the rest of his career: He let the case go cold, burying it in the past along with his private sorrows. Now serendipitously reopened, the Ober-feldt investigation forces Gunther to revisit ancient history and open old wounds. Torn between righting the past and confronting his demons, the veteran cop faces the most personal and dangerous case of his career. For somewhere on the idyllic Brattleboro streets stalks a long-lost murderer who never quite disappeared-and with Joe's renewed interest, now has good reason to kill again...

The Surrogate Wife


Author: Barbara Leigh
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459250931
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Meagan Reilly Was Innocent! Yet she was condemned to a life of servitude for a crime she did not commit. And though many would call her punishment light, they could not imagine the suffering of each day spent with a man whose forbidden touch would bring the very devil to pay. Josh Daniels had no peace. Although the law had found Meagan Reilly guilty of murdering his wife, he could not believe that justice had been done. For the kind and courageous woman didn't seem capable of taking anyone's life, only of miraculously turning his around for the better!

The Surrogate Proletariat

Moslem Women and Revolutionary Strategies in Soviet Central Asia, 1919-1929
Author: Gregory J. Massell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400870291
Category: Social Science
Page: 492
View: 6434

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The attempted modernization of Central Asia by the central Soviet government in the 1920's was a dramatic confrontation between radical, determined, authoritarian communists and a cluster of traditional Moslem societies based on kinship, custom, and religion. The Soviet authorities were determined to undermine the traditional social order through the destruction of existing family structures and worked to achieve this aspect of revolution through the mobilization of women. Gregory J. Massell's study of the interaction between central power and local traditions concentrates on the development of female roles in revolutionary modernization. Women in Moslem societies were segregated, exploited, and degraded; they were, therefore, a structural weak point in the traditional order—a surrogate proletariat. Through this potentially subversive group, it was believed, intense conflicts could be generated within society which would lead to its disintegration and subsequent reconstitution. The first part of the book isolates the trends that made Central Asia vulnerable to outside intervention, and examines the factors that impelled the communist elites to turn to Moslem women as potential revolutionary allies. In the second part, Professor Massed analyzes Soviet perceptions of female inferiority and of the revolutionary potential of Moslem women. Part Three is an account of specific Soviet actions based on these assumptions. The fourth part of the book deals with the variety of responses these actions evoked. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Reading Mary Alongside Indian Surrogate Mothers

Violent Love, Oppressive Liberation, and Infancy Narratives
Author: Sharon Jacob
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137505958
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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This book attempts to read the character of Mary in the infancy narratives of Luke and Matthew alongside the lives of experiences of the Indian surrogate mother living a postcolonial India. Reading Mary through these lenses helps us see this mother and her actions in a more ambivalent light, as a mother whose love is both violent and altruistic.