The Child in Time

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0345809688

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope that gives full rein to the author's remarkable gifts.
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The Child in Time

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099755017

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch 'Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty' Benedict Cumberbatch On a routine trip to the supermarket with his daughter one Saturday morning, Stephen Lewis, a well-known writer of children's books, turns his back momentarily. When he looks around again, his child is gone. In a single moment, everything is changed. The kidnapping has a devastating effect on Stephen's life and marriage. Memories and the present become inseparable - as Stephen gets lost in daydreams of the past - and time bends back on itself, dragging Stephen's own childhood back into the present.
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The Child in Time

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795304099

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Child in Time shows us just how quickly life can change in an instant. Stephen Lewis is a successful author of children's books. It is a routine Saturday morning and while on a trip to the supermarket, Stephen gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche, and with time itself: "It was a wonder there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none."
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Ian McEwan

The Essential Guide

Author: Jonathan Noakes,Margaret Reynolds

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813725X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Ian McEwan. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
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God Help the Child

A novel

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385353170

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.” A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.
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Keeping Your Child in Mind

Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World Through Your Child's Eyes

Author: Claudia M. Gold

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 073821485X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 229

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Offers advice for tackling children's behavioral problems that involves empathy for a child's experience in each situation and appropriate responses that will help them control any strong emotions.
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The Little Drummer Girl

A Novel

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743464656

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Israeli intelligence agent Kurtz--aka Schulman, aka Gold, aka Raphael--assembles a private army to trap the most dangerous Palestinian terrorist, a trap that perilously involves a brilliant, young English actress. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
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One Child at a Time

Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers, K-6

Author: Pat Johnson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104348

Category: Education

Page: 198

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A literacy specialist and consultant outlines a four-step process to to help teachers focus on specific behaviors and needs and design targeted instruction to assist a wide range of learners.
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Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307366995

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In one of the most striking opening scenes ever written, a bizarre ballooning accident and a chance meeting give birth to an obsession so powerful that an ordinary man is driven to the brink of madness and murder by another's delusions. Ian McEwan brings us an unforgettable story—dark, gripping, and brilliantly crafted—of how life can change in an instant. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848877498

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.
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Black Dogs

A Novel

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307760235

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Set in late 1980s Europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of a marriage, as witnessed by an outsider. Jeremy is the son-in-law of Bernard and June Tremaine, whose union and estrangement began almost simultaneously. Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier—a moment that, for June, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time. In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civiliation's darkest moods—its black dogs—with the tensions that both create love and destroy it.
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The Innocent

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0345809661

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life -- and to lose his unwanted innocence. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening -- a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.
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Time to Parent

Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Author: Julie Morgenstern

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627797440

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge— parenting, from toddlers to teens—with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes: A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks—for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college. Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time—Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.
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Ian McEwan Bestsellers

The Child in Time, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795351186

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Award winning author Ian McEwan is known for his stories dealing with dysfunctional families and deviant sexuality. Collected here are three of his bestselling stories. The Child in Time: Life can change in an instant. Stephen Lewis is a successful author of children’s books. It is a routine Saturday morning and while on a trip to the supermarket, Stephen gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche, and with time itself. The Cement Garden: When they are suddenly orphaned, four siblings encase their mother’s body in concrete in the basement to prevent the outside world from discovering her death and placing them in foster care. This book tells a dark and disturbing story that deals with themes of familial love, boundary-crossing intimacy, and isolation. The Comfort of Strangers: Colin and Mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly problematic as they become increasingly alienated from one and other. While Mary and Colin indeed rediscover each other in ways during this time--an erotic attraction to each other that was below the surface--they also find that their relationship/friendship with another couple takes turns that are likewise erotic and violent in nature.
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First Love, Last Rites

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795301898

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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Somerset Maugham Award winner: Dark early fiction by the author of Nutshell—“a splendid magician of fear” (Village Voice Literary Supplement). Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, perversity from adolescent curiosity—and how sheer evil can become the solution to unbearable loneliness. These short fiction pieces from the early career of the New York Times–bestselling and Man Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach are claustrophobic tales of childhood, twisted psychology, and disjointed family life as terrifying as anything by Stephen King—and finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us. “A powerful talent that is both weird and wonderful.” —TheBoston Sunday Globe “Ian McEwan’s fictional world combin[es] the bleak, dreamlike quality of de Chirico’s city-scapes with the strange eroticism of canvases by Balthus. Menace lies crouched between the lines of his neat, angular prose, and weird, grisly things occur in his books with nearly casual aplomb.” —The New York Times
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My Purple Scented Novel

A Short Story

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525564586

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

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A jewel of a short story from the author of Atonement and Nutshell—“My Purple Scented Novel” follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed. Published to celebrate Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday. “You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade. . . . You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline. . . . I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.”
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The Child

Author: Fiona Barton

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9781101990483

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow returns with another stunning thriller about long buried secrets...
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Your Child at Play

Birth to one year: discovering the senses and learning about the world

Author: Marilyn M. Segal

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: 9781557043344

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 342

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A guide to developmentally appropriate play collects four hundred play activities for parents and children to share during mealtime, diapering, bath time and quiet time
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