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A Good Family

A Good Family Book
Author : A.H. Kim
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 1488056390
File Size : 29,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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“A story of money, family, who you can trust, and the extremes to which one will go for blood. I couldn’t put it down.” —Lisa Ling, host of CNN’s This Is Life Keep your family close and your enemies closer. Beth is the darling of God Halsa, a pharmaceutical giant, and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it. Until she lands in white-collar women’s prison, thanks to a high-profile whistleblower suit. Sam, Beth’s husband, used to be the town’s most eligible bachelor, and he’s never had to do anything for himself. Until his wife goes to jail, and he’s left to raise two daughters on his own. Lise, the au pair, is the whistleblower. But is she? Everyone knows she’s not clever enough to have done it alone. Hannah, Sam’s sister, is devoted to her family. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for them. Eva, Beth’s sister, is the smart one. (Read: not the pretty one.) Her life seems perfect on the surface, but sibling rivalry runs deep. Martin, Beth’s brother, is the firstborn, the former golden boy turned inside-the Beltway businessman. But what is he hiding? Someone knows something. Someone betrayed Beth. This is the story of the Min-Lindstroms. This is the story of the all-American family as it implodes under the weight of secrets, lies and the unchecked desire for wealth and power. A.H. Kim is an immigrant, graduate of Harvard College and Berkeley Law, lawyer, and mother of two sons. She lives in San Francisco with her husband. A Good Family is her first novel.

A Good Family

A Good Family Book
Author : Erik Fassnacht
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 1466878258
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Named a Best Book of 2015 by Chicago Book Review! Meet the Brunsons of Downers Grove, Illinois. Henry is the once-magical father, whose fear of aging and endangered career lead him to the nightclubs of Chicago's Viagra Triangle. His wife Julie struggles to reclaim her life with a bottle of Zoloft and dreams of her youthful independence. Charlie, the golden-boy son, leaves the lucrative job his father arranged to serve in Afghanistan—and returns angry, damaged and uncertain of his place in the world. And Barkley, the bumbling youngest, is an aspiring writer of geeky science fiction stories now interviewing for his first job at a forbidding Catholic high school. When Henry's health abruptly declines, he tries to return to the home and the life he had dominated. But his family, once totally dependent on his love, physical strength, and income, no longer needs him. As Julie, Charlie, and Barkley begin to find their ways forward, Henry tries desperately to bring them back together. In the end, each one will arrive at a new understanding of what family can—and cannot—be. Unusually assured and perceptive, combining narrative drive with humor, insight, and powerful family dynamics, A Good Family is a memorable debut by former high school teacher Erik Fassnacht.

A Perfectly Good Family

A Perfectly Good Family Book
Author : Lionel Shriver
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061846902
File Size : 33,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war. Each heir wants the house. Yet to buy the other out, two siblings must team against one. Just as in girlhood, Corlis is torn between allying with the decent but fearful youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to destroy it. A Perfectly Good Family is a stunning examination of inheritance, literal and psychological: what we take from our parents, what we discard, and what we are stuck with, like it or not.

A Good American Family

A Good American Family Book
Author : David Maraniss
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-11-10
ISBN : 1501178393
File Size : 33,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Pulitzer Prize–winning author and “one of our most talented biographers and historians” (The New York Times) David Maraniss delivers a “thoughtful, poignant, and historically valuable story of the Red Scare of the 1950s” (The Wall Street Journal) through the chilling yet affirming story of his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, David’s father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact. In a sweeping drama that moves from the Depression and Spanish Civil War to the HUAC hearings and end of the McCarthy era, Maraniss weaves his father’s story through the lives of his inquisitors and defenders as they struggle with the vital 20th-century issues of race, fascism, communism, and first amendment freedoms. “Remarkably balanced, forthright, and unwavering in its search for the truth” (The New York Times), A Good American Family evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while underscoring what it really means to be an American. It is “clear-eyed and empathetic” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) tribute from a brilliant writer to his father and the family he protected in dangerous times.

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family Book
Author : Shari Lapena
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2021-07-27
ISBN : 0385695055
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Another domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold millions copies of her books worldwide. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you?

From a Good Family

From a Good Family Book
Author : Gabriele Reuter
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781571131492
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Upon publication in 1895, Gabriele Reuter's From a Good Family (Aus guter Familie) became something of a cultural event, making its author one of Germany's most talked-about women of letters. Set in the first two decades of the Second German Reich, this story of a Prussian bureaucrat's daughter caught between conformity and rebellion struck at the core of the class that upheld the empire, revealing the hypocrisy and misery at the very heart of the bourgeois family. It recorded the conflicted and ultimately interminable adolescence of a middle-class girl who failed to fulfill the destiny prescribed for her by her gender and class, a young woman who, despite an incipient high-spiritedness and independence of mind, internalized the attitudes of her culture to the point of lethal self-censorship. Gabriele Reuter (1859-1941) began writing in her teens but did not experience a literary and commercial breakthrough until the publication of From a Good Family in 1895. This success enabled her finally to live as a freelance writer. In addition to a string of popular novels she wrote essays and sketches for German and Austrian newspapers; in the 1920s and 1930s she regularly reviewed German books for the New York Times. Lynne Tatlock is Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family Book
Author : Ellyn Satter
Publisher : Kelcy Press
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0967118921
File Size : 27,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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An updated edition of a best-selling guide draws on grassroots philosophies to highlight the benefits of healthy eating, in a volume of simple recipes that are complemented by quick-preparation tips and suggestions for adapting menus for young children. Original.

What Is a Family

What Is a Family  Book
Author : Annette Griffin
Publisher : Familius
Release : 2020-07-07
ISBN : 1641703512
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Ants have a colony. Bats have a cloud. Chickens have peeps, where they can get loud. All the way from A to Z, this colorful alphabet primer celebrates all kinds of diverse families, giving each animal family a name. With dolphins and their pods, iguanas and their messes, and kitties and their litters, it’s easy to learn about what makes a family . . . well, a family! Packaged as a well-crafted, sturdy, padded board book, it will stand up to years of exploration. Whether you are teaching the alphabet, animals, different types of families, or celebrating your own unique family, What is a Family is a colorful and fun introduction to the families all around us. Families are groups that take care of their own. They all stick together to help make a home.

How to Be a Family

How to Be a Family Book
Author : Dan Kois
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 0316552615
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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In this "refreshingly relatable" (Outside) memoir, perfect for the self-isolating family, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together. What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family-Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters-could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home-but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. HOW TO BE A FAMILY brings readers along as the Kois girls-witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper-like through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, HOW TO BE A FAMILY will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take.

The Family Book

The Family Book Book
Author : Todd Parr
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN : 0316187100
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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There are so many different types of families, and THE FAMILY BOOK celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Todd Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist.

A Very Typical Family

A Very Typical Family Book
Author : Sierra Godfrey
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2022-09-13
ISBN : 1728255228
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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"I couldn't put it down. Engrossing, satisfying. The minute I turned the last page I messaged three friends to tell them they had to grab it." —KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of Reese's Book Club pick The Chicken Sisters For fans of Emma Straub and Jennifer Weiner, comes a heartfelt, darkly funny novel about learning to love (and forgive) your family...even when they accidentally put you behind bars. All families are messy. Some are disasters. Natalie Walker is the reason her older brother and sister went to prison over 15 years ago. She fled California shortly after that fateful night and hasn't spoken to anyone in her family since. Now, on the same day her boyfriend steals her dream job out from under her, Natalie receives a letter from a lawyer saying her estranged mother has died and left the family's historic Santa Cruz house to her. Sort of. The only way for Natalie and her siblings to inherit is for all three adult children to come back and claim it—together. Natalie drives cross-country to Santa Cruz with her willful cat in tow expecting to sign some papers, see siblings Lynn and Jake briefly, and get back to sorting out her life in Boston. But Jake, now an award-winning ornithologist, is missing. And Lynn, working as an undertaker in New York City, shows up with a teenage son. While Natalie and her nephew look for Jake—meeting a very handsome marine biologist who immediately captures her heart—she unpacks the guilt she has held onto for so many years, wondering how (or if) she can salvage a relationship with her siblings after all this time. Written with delightfully dark humor and characters you can't help but cheer for, A Very Typical Family will have you reveling in the power of family and second chances. No one can change the past, but every day is an opportunity to choose your future.

Family First

Family First Book
Author : Phil McGraw
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-01-29
ISBN : 0743273605
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Do you feel that your family is not what it used to be, or what it has the potential to be? Do you worry that the parenting decisions you're making today may be scarring your child for life? Do you sometimes feel you are in a tug-of-war with the world over who will shape your child's values and beliefs? With Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family, Dr. Phil offers a new classic on family life—and gives parents real answers and a plan for being the most positive and effective parents possible. Starting right now, you can begin to make realistic choices and take day-to-day actions that can make your family phenomenal. You must decide that you will lead your family with strength and love and that peace and joy are not just for the people next door or on TV. They're for your family. In Family First, Dr. Phil gives it to parents straight: even in this fast-paced world your family should be the center of your life and your child's life. Parenting is the most important and noble act you will ever undertake, yet American families are threatened like never before from the inside as well as the outside—many of us fight too much, don't get involved enough in our children's lives, or get bogged down in life's daily struggles instead of keeping our eye on the big picture of our family's well-being. Dr. Phil has been working with families for over twenty-five years to help them repair the fissures that have fractured their home lives. In Family First, he provides a proven action plan to help parents determine the strengths and weaknesses of their parenting style. His seven tools for purposeful parenting cover the most important elements for any parent: parenting for success—for the purpose of raising cooperative, caring, and competent children. Exercises, scripts, assessments, solutions for specific problems, and precise directions for implementing the steps you need to take are all included in this landmark work. Dr. Phil shows parents how to make changes now—how to put a stop to your children's tantrums; talk to them about peer pressure or self-esteem; instill values like integrity, honesty, and respect for other people; and bring order back to your house. If you want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life, you must open your eyes to the crucial role you play in his or her development. Most importantly, Dr. Phil's new book offers you and your family hope—for a phenomenal home life now, and a productive, fulfilling future for your children. As Dr. Phil says, you are not just raising children, you are also raising adults, and everything you do today impacts what kind of adult your child will become. You are building the future.

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves Book
Author : Jason DeParle
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-08-20
ISBN : 1984877755
File Size : 36,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of the Year "A remarkable book...indispensable."--The Boston Globe "A sweeping, deeply reported tale of international migration...DeParle's understanding of migration is refreshingly clear-eyed and nuanced."--The New York Times "This is epic reporting, nonfiction on a whole other level...One of the best books on immigration written in a generation."--Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age--the age of global migration. In a monumental book that gives new meaning to "immersion journalism," DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. At the heart of the story is Tita's daughter, Rosalie. Beating the odds, she struggles through nursing school and works her way across the Middle East until a Texas hospital fulfills her dreams with a job offer in the States. Migration is changing the world--reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With nearly 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing. But if the politics of immigration is broken, immigration itself--tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the globe--remains an underappreciated American success. Expertly combining the personal and panoramic, DeParle presents a family saga and a global phenomenon. Restarting her life in Galveston, Rosalie brings her reluctant husband and three young children with whom she has rarely lived. They must learn to become a family, even as they learn a new country. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail.

The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family

The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family Book
Author : Karen Casey
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 1609258312
File Size : 37,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Is there a silver lining to growing up in a dysfunctional family? Twenty-four survivors recount their stories—and the strengths forged in the chaos. Living in a dysfunctional family isn’t easy. But while you can’t choose where you come from, you can choose the lessons you take away. Bestselling recovery author Karen Casey looks at stories of people who grew up in dysfunctional families and “the good stuff” that can, ironically, come from the experience. She interviews survivors who emerged from the fires of turbulent households affected by abuse, addiction, or other problems, and reveals how they came to process their often-harrowing personal trials and, against the odds, triumph over their difficulties—using skills they honed in response to their childhoods. In The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family, Casey reveals the stories and the skills they developed to live more creative and fulfilling lives, and not just survive but thrive. “Using her interviews as groundwork, she explores the benefits that result from surviving in a dysfunctional family, including resiliency, perseverance, a sense of humor, forgiveness, kindness, and the ability to discern real love.” —Publishers Weekly “You just can’t go wrong with Karen Casey.” —Earnie Larson, author of Stage II Recovery

A Good Family

A Good Family Book
Author : Tricia Rintoul
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2015-02-28
ISBN : 1503546640
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Yesterday’s beginnings starts with John born in 1809 in Alloway, Scotland who married his wife Margaret on August 30, 1831 in Lanark County, Ontario. Both families had migrated to Canada and met and married having eleven living of fourteen children. Both John and Margaret were buried in the Greenwood Centre, Middleville, Ontario. My father, John, was the son of Allan and Bette and he had three children: Al, my eldest brother; Tricia, myself and Lew, my youngest brother. It also started in the U.S.A. in a little town of St. Ignace of Michigan where my grandmother Hattie was born of two Yankees. Very strong stock. As a small child, I travelled often to see Great Grandpa, father of my grandmother, who married a Clay. It is said that he was related to the great General Clay, U.S.A.

The Family Upstairs A Novel

The Family Upstairs  A Novel Book
Author : Lisa Jewell
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 0359852785
File Size : 32,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Be careful who you let in... Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

History of a Good Family

History of a Good Family Book
Author : Mary Ellen Sappington Good
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Descendants moved to Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and elsewhere.

Young Ladies of Good Family

Young Ladies of Good Family Book
Author : Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2007-07-25
ISBN : 1467090921
File Size : 22,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Based on true events, "Young Ladies of Good Family", by Anne Marie du Bois de Chêne, portrays the world of one of Haiti's rare white gentry. It's packed full of wild experiences and delirious escapades; a perfect gift for anyone aged 9 to 99! Discover this incredible land of crushing poverty and rich optimism. Walk among zombies, 7 inch tarantula spiders, people and machines 'possessed' by spirits, and the nightly sounds of voodoo drums. Experience traveling alone, working on cruise ships, in island hotels, and real estate; surviving physical attacks, and attempts at kidnapping! See your world with more appreciative eyes, yet, feel a nagging urge to return to the strange one just left behind. Find adventure, romance, suspense, mystery, history, and humor. Here is a real eye opener, and very educational. Oprah, your club needs this one! Excerpt: the happy Colonel family suddenly froze in horror, for before their very eyes stood the apparition of a monster so evil looking that one could never have imagined it, and it was walking towards them! ... Reader Comments & Reviews: "If this book were required reading for our schools, we would have far fewer discontented and disrespectful children." – Linda Doucet, LA What a lovely painting of Haiti from the words of an islander! the author offers a colorful new picture of the people, ... and especially their views of outsiders. This small book explores real wealth, freedom, gracious conduct and racial harmony. You'll wish you were one of them". – Norma Richards, LA I was immersed in the stories as if I were a character present and watching the action unfold. Great masterpiece! Kristopher Lemke, FL

The Feel Good Family Food Plan

The Feel Good Family Food Plan Book
Author : Joanna McMillan,Melissa Clark
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN : 1760873608
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Packed with simple solutions, easy-to-follow advice and expert tips, The Feel-Good Family Food Plan does the thinking for you, so you get delicious home-cooked food on the table, even on the most hectic of work and school days. 60 weeknight dinners the whole family will love. 4 weeks of meal plans take the stress out of shopping and cooking. Great ideas for getting the kids involved in the kitchen. Plant-rich meals to encourage good eating habits for life. Ideas for fussy eaters and getting kids to love vegies. Quick healthy breakfasts, lunch boxes and snacks, for fuel on the run. Tips for savvy shopping, storing and freezing.

Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road Book
Author : Robert Kolker
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 0735274460
File Size : 31,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER The heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand--even cure--the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the dream. After World War II, Don's work with the US Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen in one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their shocking story also offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy and the premise of the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. Unknown to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment and even the possibility of the eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.

What a Happy Family

What a Happy Family Book
Author : Saumya Dave
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2021-06-22
ISBN : 1984806173
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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"A full, big hearted novel.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta, a family learns the funniest punchlines can hide the hardest truths in this evocative women’s fiction novel from the author of Well-Behaved Indian Women From the outside, the Joshi family is the quintessential Indian-American family. Decades ago, Bina and Deepak immigrated to America, where she became a pillar of their local Indian community and he, a successful psychiatrist. Their eldest daughter, Suhani, is following the footsteps of her father’s career and happily married. Natasha, their middle daughter, is about to become engaged to the son of longtime family friends. And Anuj, their son—well he’s a son and what could be better than that? But a family scandal shows that nothing is as it seems. Bina’s oldest friendship starts to unravel and she finds herself as an outsider in the community she helped build. Suhani discovers that her perfect marriage isn’t as solid as she thought. Natasha faces a series of rejections that send her into a downward spiral. As they encounter public humiliation, gossiping aunties, and self-doubt, the Joshi family must rely on each other like never before. But sometimes, family has to fall apart in order to come back stronger than before.