In the Way of Our Grandmothers

A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida

Author: Debra Anne Susie

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820333883

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

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Based on the accounts of midwives, their descendants, and the women they served, In the Way of Our Grandmothers tells of the midwife's trade--her principles, traditions, and skills--and of the competing medical profession's successful program to systematically destroy the practice. The rural South was one of the last strongholds of the traditional "granny" midwife. Whether she came by her trade through individual choice or inherited a practice from an older relative, a woman who accepted the "call" of midwife launched a lifelong vocation of public service. While the profession was arduous, it had numerous rewards. Midwives assumed positions of leadership within their communities, were able to define themselves and their actions on their own terms, and derived a great sense of pride and satisfaction from performing a much-loved job. Despite national statistics that placed midwives above all other attendants in low childbirth mortality, Florida's state health experts began in the early twentieth century to view the craft as a menace to public health. Efforts to regulate midwives through education and licensing were part of a long-term plan to replace them with modern medical and hospital services. Eager to demonstrate their good will and common interest, most midwives complied with the increasingly restrictive rules imposed by the state, unknowingly contributing to the demise of their own profession. The recent interest of the youthful middle class in home birth methods has been accompanied by a rediscovery of the midwife's craft. Yet the new midwifery represents the state's successful attainment of a long-awaited goal: the replacement of the traditional lay midwife with the modern nurse-midwife. In the Way of Our Grandmothers provides a voice for the few women in the South who still remember the earlier trade--one that evolved organically from the needs of women and existed outside the realms of men.
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The Eyes of a King

Author: Catherine Banner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407044354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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Five-year-old Cassius escaped the brutal assassination of his parents, the king and queen of Malonia, and was exiled to modern-day England. Now fifteen, Cassius continues to be hidden in England under the protection of his tutor, the great Alderbaran, who's ancient prophecy says that Cassius will, one day, return and claim his rightful place on the throne. At the same time, fifteen-year-old Leo remains in Malonia where a repressive dictatorial regime under the new king, Lucien, followed the assassination. One day Leo discovers a wonderful book in which parts of an epic story appear each day - a remarkable story that reveals the secrets of the prophecy, the assassination and how they are connected to Leo's own family history.
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Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul

Author: Jack Canfield,LeAnn Thieman,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407030019

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Whether you're a veteran grandmother or a Granny-to-be, this collection of stories will warm your heart and make you laugh about the universal experiences of being a grandmother. This book celebrates the memories we make and the times we cherish with grandmothers: the women who can both spoil and be stern; who provide unconditional love and invaluable wisdom; who can share sage advice while sharing an ice cream. Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul is the perfect thank-you to grandmothers everywhere - those special women who enrich our lives with joy and love.
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Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453275312

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 3467

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles.
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Walk with the Devil

My Endless Struggle Against the Cunning and Traps of the Devil

Author: Zakariah Ali

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465388370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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I was profoundly touched by evil at the dawn of my life and have been haunted by the experience throughout most of my life. My mother was poisoned before my eyes at about age four; I grew up on that that fateful day and became aware of myself. I was touched by evil and the wickedness of man against man at the dawn of my life. She died an agonizing and horrible death. The room I shared with her smelled like rotten fl esh or putrefi ed meat before her death. But the last time I saw her on earth she looked radiant and was miraculously transformed when I saw her seated in the village square for public viewing. She was at peace, the lines and marks of pain and anguish etched on her face as she lay dying were smoothed out. Her countenance was peaceful devoid of the expressions of agony and pains the hallmark of the last three to four months of her life. She was beautiful in death than during the last months of her life; death gave her peace. I did not know it but I was affected or infl uenced by the events of my mother s last days on earth. I do not fear death and whenever I came close to death I was more concerned about the inconvenience my death would have imposed on others than fear for my life. Death is not a bogey man. About a year after her death I encountered malicious spirits in the bush. I did not know the spirits were not human but I was apprehensive and fearful at the sight of little people under the fruit tree on which I sat. The spirits chased me from the bush to the village; during the chase the earth opened up and swallowed me for my protection. And not to be outdone the spirits followed me into the bowels of the earth. That was the second time in my young life that I was touched by evil of a different kind; I nearly died from the encounter with the malicious spirits. I was reunited with a father I did not know I had before my mother s death. But about three years after I was reunited with him he walked out on my new family; my stepmother and her children. Thus by age seven or eight I had gone through two broken homes. First, my mother walked out on my father when I was a baby and second my father walked out on my new mother and half siblings. For most of my life I was haunted by forces of darkness, malevolent spirits and scary nightmares from time to time. Scary and haunting nightmares led me to discover the power of prayer very early in life. I started praying before going to bed when I was in class three and the nightly nightmares ceased until I was a young adult and went to St. John Bosco s College. I discovered alcohol and began ignoring and skipping my nightly prayers or prayed haphazardly without heart and the nightmares came back. I was hospitalized about fi ve times in one year from the effects of a nightmare and vision when I was a student at the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi... Divided by Faith United by Love My father was a tolerant Muslim; he did not foist his faith on the rest of the family. My stepmother followed no particular faith or organized religion until the last days of her life. She was animist; she worshipped our ancestral spirits and deities. I became a Catholic or Christian by virtue of education, my father made no attempt to convert me to Islam. The family while together was united by love not by faith; each member followed his/her own faith. I could not reconcile my new faith with my parents and realized that but for love we would not have known peace in our family. We are divided by faith but united by love that was the experience from my upbringing. My lack of blind faith is infl uenced by my upbringing. Man as God and Satan. I understand the meaning of some popular bible passages different from most because of my experience of the forces of darkness, my struggle in life against evil, witchcraft and malicious spirits. I understand the true meaning of the passage in Luke 17-20-21 ------For indeed the kingdom of God is within you . And the adm
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The Hip Grandma's Handbook

Tips, Resources, and Inspiration for the New Breed of Grandmother

Author: Linda Oatman-High

Publisher: Seven Footer Press

ISBN: 9780978817886

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 163

View: 3639

Advice.
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The Bamboo Stalk

Author: Saud Alsanousi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9927101783

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with her baby son, José. Brought up struggling with his dual identity, José clings to the hope of returning to his father's country when he is eighteen. He is ill-prepared to plunge headfirst into a world where the fear of tyrants and dictators is nothing compared to the fear of 'what will people say'. And with a Filipino face, a Kuwaiti passport, an Arab surname and a Christian first name, will his father's country welcome him? The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching look at the lives of foreign workers in Arab countries and confronts the universal problems of identity, race and religion.
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Grandmother's Tea

Author: Nelda A. Powell

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456747305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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This is my second publica ti on with AuthorHouse Publishing. Last year, I published a book containing pictures of my grandmother’s teapot collec ti on enti tled “Grandmother’s Teapots”. As a follow up to that book I wanted to compile a collec ti on of stories from various grandmothers about their experiences and the in fl uences in their lives. There are many in fl uenti al and strong women that can be found in our own families. They are our grandmothers. These women have a story to tell. They have experiences and wisdom, compassion and courage, love and devo ti on and can give encouragement someti mes when no one else can. They love uncondi ti onally and someti mes devote their lives to caring for their grandchildren. I have had the priviledge to be loved by remarkable grandmothers. They have encouraged my life and shared their stories. They remain part of me and I will never forget their love. I wanted to write about what makes these women so special and give the opportunity for readers to enjoy the experiences of a few amazing grandmothers - strong women who have in fl uenced our lives. I live in Chesapeake, Virginia and have recently become a grandmother. My husband, Johnny and I have 2 grown children. Sco tt , our son and Rebecca, our daughter, have blessed our lives. This past year, Rebecca and her husband Derrell welcomed their fi rst child, a daughter named Vanessa. There are no words that can express how my heart feels when she looks into my eyes.
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Flowers in the Attic: A Stage Play

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501103954

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The only official stage play of V.C. Andrews’s enduring classic of forbidden love—adapted by Andrew Neiderman (The Devil’s Advocate). Experience in this new format the original story that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted readership. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmotherds vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.
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The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340563

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

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The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora’s second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.
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Midnight Magic

Be Careful What You Wish For!

Author: Nancy Di Fabbio

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450291465

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 242

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Fourteen-year-old Mattie is obsessed with horses. Thrilled to discover a primitive painting of a beautiful black horse hidden in the attic of her grandmothers home, it is not long before Mattie realizes the image of the painted horse seems to be coming to life. This is no ordinary work of artthis is a painting with a fascinating history that Mattie is about to unearth. One moonlit night, Mattie leaves the safety of her grandmothers home and ventures deep into the surrounding forest where she meets a wild horse who bears an uncanny resemblance to the one in her painting. Mattie and her mystery horse form a bond that she instinctively knows she cannot reveal to anyone. The mysterious spirit who inhabits the painting seems to gain strength as Matties bond with the wild horse deepens. But Mattie is uneasy as she wondersand fearsif the two are somehow connected. Mattie soon realizes she should have heeded her grandmothers warnings to be careful what she wishes for in lifefor it is one thing to hope her painted horse is real and quite another to discover he might be.
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Exo

A Jumper Novel

Author: Steven Gould

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146682848X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Award-winning author, Steven Gould, returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences. Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be—sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn't easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She's going to make some changes in the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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A Cooper and Fry Mystery Collection #1

Black Dog, Dancing with the Virgins and Blood on the Tongue

Author: Stephen Booth

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062390430

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A special value for fans of Louise Penny and Peter Robinson—the first three unforgettable Cooper & Fry novels in one e-book: Black Dog, Dancing with the Virgins and Blood on the Tongue. Black Dog: The search for beautiful, teenaged Laura Vernon is over when her body is found, mutilated, in the forest. Ben Cooper is on the case, and he's been paired with a new partner. Diane Fry is as tenacious as she is alluring. But the two must work together to apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight. Dancing with the Virgins: As winter closes in on the moors, so does murder. The body of a young woman is found within a ring of ancient cairns and a second woman has been attacked, savagely wounded and severely traumatized…but alive. Cooper & Fry must unlock the memories trapped inside her mind before more blood is shed among the stones. Blood on the Tongue: A New Year means new homicides to solve in the icy depths of a bitter January. A woman is found, dead, who seems to have curled up in the freezing snow and lain there until her heart stopped. Did she go willingly towards death or is there a more sinister explanation? Cooper & Fry are desperate to find the answers. Warning: reading this bundle may result in an addiction to the mysteries of Cooper & Fry.
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Mother's Milk

Author: Edward St Aubyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330531360

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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THE FOURTH PATRICK MELROSE NOVEL The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.
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A Narrative Compass

Stories that Guide Women's Lives

Author: Betsy Gould Hearne,Roberta Seelinger Trites

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Exploring the narratives that orient the lives of women scholars
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All Alone in the World

Children of the Incarcerated

Author: Nell Bernstein

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585559

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this “moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families” (Parents’ Press), award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and children—over two million of them—torn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as “meticulously reported and sensitively written” by Salon, the book is “brimming with compelling case studies . . . and recommendations for change” (Orlando Sentinel); Our Weekly Los Angeles calls it “a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers.”
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Trust

A Novel

Author: Kate Veitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442210

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The author of Without a Backward Glance asks: What does it take to be a good woman—and what does it take from you? Susanna Greenfield has given her all to being a good daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Somehow, she's maintained her profession as a college art teacher, as well as rearing two headstrong teenagers and nurturing a twenty-year marriage to Gerry, a confident, ambitious architect. She's also the eternal peacemaker between her pretty younger sister Angie, former junkie turned born-again Christian, and their strong- willed mother, Jean. Just when Susanna is struggling to revive her creative career, a devastating accident rips apart the fabric of her world, exposing secrets which threaten to destroy both a marriage, and a life. Plumbing the rich emotional vocabulary of faith and betrayal, loyalty and forgiveness, Trust is the story of a woman's challenge to find her self.
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Reap The Harvest

Author: Margaret Dickinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527010

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Following the disastrous floods of 1953, Ella Hilton is compelled to live at Brumbys' Farm with her grandmother, Esther, and is soon acutely aware of the mysterious surrounding her family's past. As Ella grows up and falls in love herself, the story of three generations of women - Esther, Kate and Ella - comes full circle and history seems destined to repeat itself in tragedy. In Reap the Harvest, Margaret Dickinson brings the 1950s vividly to life in a story of secrets and love, buried under years of pride and misunderstanding.
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A Daughter of the Samurai

Author: Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto

Publisher: Olympia Press

ISBN: 1608726509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

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Born into a high-ranking samurai family at the onset of the Meiji period, Etsu Sugimoto's own life mirrored the radical shifts her country faced. Originally destined to be a priestess, she instead became the arranged bride of a Japanese merchant in Cincinnati, later returning to Japan with her daughters as the nation modernized swiftly.
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Silver Lake Secrets

Author: Alison Stone

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460344219

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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HIGH-STAKES HOMECOMING Nicole Braun left Silver Lake under a cloud of suspicion—and someone isn't about to let her forget her troubled past now that she's returned home. The single mom has worked hard to overcome her reputation, but suddenly she's the target of an unknown enemy. Only local police chief Brett Eggert has the power to protect her and her young son. But nothing prepares the lawman for the discovery that Nicole's little boy is the nephew he never knew he had. With Nicole's secret revealed, Brett is more determined than ever to ensure her safety and find out what's behind her deadly homecoming.
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