My Grandmother's Hands
Author : Resmaa Menakem
Publisher : Central Recovery Press
Release :2017-08-21
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781942094487
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. Offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary. Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). He also trained at Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

My Grandmother's Hands
Author : Resmaa Menakem
Publisher :
Release :2021-02-04
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0141996471
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The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood. In this ground-breaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of discrimination, from the perspective of body-centred psychology. He argues that until we learn to heal and overcome the generational anguish of white supremacy, we will all continue to bear its scars. My Grandmother's Hands is an extraordinary call to action for all of us to recognize that racism effects not only the mind, but also the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our racial divides. 'A revolutionary work of beauty, brilliance, compassion and ultimately, hope. . . I believe this book will change the direction of the movement for racial justice' Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility'

My Grandmother's Hands
Author : Sheila Sweeny Higginson
Publisher :
Release :200?
Total pages :16
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1418981311
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Descibes hands of grandmother, how they look and what they can do.

From My Grandmother's Bedside
Author : Norma Field
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release :1997-01-01
Total pages :204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0520208447
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The daughter of a Japanese woman and an American G.I. recounts her return to Japan in 1995 to tend to her dying grandmother and offers her thoughts on contemporary Japan, family relations, and human desire

My Grandma's Hands
Author : Susan Wardell
Publisher : Beaver's Pond Press
Release :2018-09-11
Total pages :24
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1592986714
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"Take my hand. It is safer when we're together." My Grandma's Hands celebrates the cherished relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren. Hands are the connection that brings the two closer. At birth, Grandma holds the child and welcomes her to the world; as the child grows, the situation reverses and it is the child keeping Grandma safe. At turns funny and sobering, this multicultural book celebrates all that is good about this special relationship.

Ancestral Threads
Author : E. Barrie Kavasch
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2003-04-02
Total pages :258
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780595273973
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Ancestral Threads: Weaving Remembrance in Poetry & Essays & Family Folklore is a master piece of research, charting more than 20 years of delving into the secrets of mixed bloodlines. Poetry, dreams, essays, shamanic journeys, & family folklore embroider the pages amidst old photographs & early maps that help to weave more than 30 generations together reaaching back through time. The mysteries of mixed bloodlines & mingled ancestries blossom here with unusual color & grow evermore interesting when you see how everything weaves together. Ancestral Threads is an inspiring, multi-generational, multi-family saga honoring the ancestors & celebrating their enduring spirits with special affection. The Language of Flowers & Elizabethan Ethnobotany of Shakespeare embellish the early part of the book. Special essays, haiku, & haibun help sketch together some amazing experiences. This inspiring work delves deeply into the origins of names and sources of family origins in most stimulating ways!

Stitch 'n Bitch
Author : Debbie Stoller
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release :2012-11-01
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780761174950
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It’s the essential guide for chicks with sticks—because knit happens. From the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques. Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle. Plus the stitch doctor’s own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters. After the how-tos come the why-to: forty hop, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purely pros. Featuring: Coney Island fireworks scarf Punk rock backpack Crickets technicolor techno-cozies Pippi knee-stockings Big bad baby blanket To-dye-for sweater Princess Snowball cat bed Queen of Hearts bikini

Welcome to My Planet
Author : Shannon Olson
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2001-06-01
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101199961
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Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of Welcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite make ends meet in the meaning-of-life department. Then there's the loser boyfriend, another boyfriend, her therapist, and unforgettably, Shannon's mom, Flo, with her unrecognizable leftover casseroles and quirky advice for her daughter. In a fit of debt and with a bruised heart, Shannon moves back home to witness the day-to-day tremors of her parents' own marriage. This is a dark-and-light tale-freshly witty and poignant-told by a young woman with a universal touch.

Island: The Complete Stories
Author : Alistair MacLeod
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release :2011-11-28
Total pages :448
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780393246827
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Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “The genius of his stories is to render his fictional world as timeless.”—Colm Tóibín The sixteen exquisitely crafted stories in Island prove Alistair MacLeod to be a master. Quietly, precisely, he has created a body of work that is among the greatest to appear in English in the last fifty years. A book-besotted patriarch releases his only son from the obligations of the sea. A father provokes his young son to violence when he reluctantly sells the family horse. A passionate girl who grows up on a nearly deserted island turns into an ever-wistful woman when her one true love is felled by a logging accident. A dying young man listens to his grandmother play the old Gaelic songs on her ancient violin as they both fend off the inevitable. The events that propel MacLeod's stories convince us of the importance of tradition, the beauty of the landscape, and the necessity of memory.

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Author : John Irving
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2012-03-13
Total pages :640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780062204103
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany. In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

The Queen of October
Author : Shelley Fraser Mickle
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release :1992-06-05
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781565128828
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This New York Times Notable Book is a heartwarming and humorous story of a girl growing up as her family falls apart in the 1960s South. Sally Maulden’s parents are getting a divorce, and she has been banished to her grandparents’ home in Coldwater, Arkansas. No one seems to really care about Sally, unless you count her pet chicken . . . But in her new town, she soon finds love offered to her from unexpected sources—including a strip-tease dancer at the Silver Moon. And once she’s crowned Coldwater Queen of October, she may even start to love herself a little. This is “a remarkable first novel, bursting with warmth” (Chicago Tribune), named one of Library Journal’s top ten books of the year, from an “author worth watching” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). “Fondly evokes small-town life in the ’60s.” —Publishers Weekly

Mother of My Mother
Author : Hope Edelman
Publisher : Delta
Release :2009-10-07
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307569820
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In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Motherless Daughters, Hope Edelman explored the profound and lasting effects of mother loss, as well as her own search for healing. Now, in her compelling new work, Edelman explores another complex, life-changing relationship, the intricate bond between generations. Drawing from her own experience and the recollections of over seventy other granddaughters, Edelman explores the three-generation triangle from which women develop their female identities: the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship. With eloquent personal testimony, she demonstrates the vital roles grandmothers have played in their granddaughters' lives, as a source of unconditional love, family values and traditions, and backup parent, the ultimate safety net. Here are grandmothers in all their glory: The "Benevolent Manipulator", whose love for her family is matched only by her desire for control; The "Gentle Giant", awesome, respected, who possesses a quiet, behind-the-scenes power; The "Autocrat", who rules her extended family like a despot; The "Kinkeeper", the family hub, who offers a sense of cohesion to the extended clan. With insight and compassion, Edelman probes this unique and emotionally-charged relationship in a book that is a true celebration of an extraordinary bond--and a must read for every woman.

Breath, Eyes, Memory
Author : Edwidge Danticat
Publisher : Soho Press
Release :2003-07-01
Total pages :236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781569477960
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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

Hushpuppie Autumns
Author : Jani E. Chase
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release :2013-09-12
Total pages :49
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781480903685
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At My Grandmother's Knee
Author : Faye Porter
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release :2011-03-20
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781401604431
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Granny, Nana, Mamaw, or Gigi. It doesn’t matter what you call her. If her roots are in the South, your grandmother’s recipe box probably includes a dish or two you’ve longed to recreate. How about her legendary chicken and dumplings or the loaves of zucchini bread she always baked from her garden’s summertime bounty? Does your mouth water when you think back on her Sunday pot roasts or the hash brown casserole she always made on Thanksgiving morning? You remember the strawberry pudding cake she whipped up for special birthday dinners? The meals you enjoyed at your grandmother’s table may very well have been your first exposure to the notion of Southern hospitality and the idea that we really can show our love through food. Faye Porter’s At My Grandmother’s Knee celebrates grandma’s cooking and the stories from the grandchildren whose own memories are sure to spark a few of your own. Throughout this collection, you’ll sit at the tables of dozens of Southern grandmas and sample recipes that have made them famous with their family for decades. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of your own family favorites along the way.

Bashert
Author : Andrea Simon
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release :2002
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781604735925
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Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and bigger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her sojourn, a quest for truth, gave her tragic answers. On a group tour of ancestral Jewish homeland sites that had been crushed in the Holocaust, she makes a riveting detour to her grandmother's village of Volchin, in what is now Belarus, where the last known family members had lived. There, she followed the trail of the death march taken by the village Jews to the place of their slaughter by Nazis and Nazi collaborators in the fall of 1942. During the same period, in Brona Gora, a forest between Brest and Minsk, some 50,000 Jews were shot. Simon was in one of the first American groups to visit this little-publicized site. Bashert, the Yiddish word for fate, guided her through the arduous quest. With newly translated archival records, she peeled back layers of clues to confront the mystery. This story of her momentous odyssey reveals the terrible fate of her kin. Mass shootings of Jews, particularly in the Soviet Union, have not been addressed with the same focus given to concentration-camp atrocities. Yet Simon's research reveals that Nazis killed nearly fifty percent of their Jewish victims by means other than gassing. In the historiography of the era, comparatively scant reference is made to the executions at Brona Gora. Thus Simon fills a significant gap in Holocaust history by providing the most extensive report yet given on the executions at Brona Gora and Volchin. As she interweaves tragic narrative with evocative family anecdotes, Simon writes a story of life in czarist Russia and, within this frame, of her family's flight from pogroms and persecution. From a unique vantage Simon's memoir discloses her dogged genealogical search, the newly perceived Jewish history she uncovered, and the ramifications of the Holocaust in the postwar generation. Andrea Simon is a freelance writer and photographer in New York City. She has been published in Mondo Greco, Sanibel Captiva Review, The Acorn, Fine Print, Arizona Jewish Post, and two anthologies. Visit the author's website, http: //www.andreasimon.net

When the Father's Daughters Pray Fast & Intercede
Author : LaWander D. Harris
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release :2010-05
Total pages :380
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781609570132
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When she entered into her prayer closet, oh yes, she believed in her Abba-Father, as she panted for His presence. But, she had no idea of the amazing life-changing outcome she would be experiencing just from being willing and obedient. A change that would leave an impact in the lives of those that would be drawn to her as well as those she would be sent to. Ever wonder what it's like to see Him, feel Him, hear Him and know Him, all at the same time; in the most private places of your being, your spirit woman? Come join Lawander on a true-life journey, about the Father's overwhelming-love, graceful-favor, and miraculous-spirit. This combo piece will strengthen you in your prayer walk with God. Come be challenged to press into a deeper relationship with the Father as you study and apply practical kingdom principles. Lawander D. Harris, author, teacher, song writer, psalmist, business owner. Committed prayer, warrior and intercessor. A dedicated wife and mother of two adult sons. Lawander has been involved in, and around Christian ministry since her teen years. She resides in Portland, Oregon, where she is an active servant leader at her home church, New Beginnings Christian Center. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (kjv)

Un-Cried Tears
Author : Donald D. Grasham
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2012-08-24
Total pages :136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781477144121
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The unblemished love that started between a boy of 5 and a girl at 4 years of age. Through the trials of life they experience as they mature, their love remains strong. Seen from the memory of the man as he recounts the experiences they face in a world they care little for. To Dolores Don was her world and to Don Dolores was his world. They place no value on worldly wants above the love the two share. There was no 50-50, with them it was 100-100.

Naphtalene
Author : Alia Mamdouh
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release :2013-08-31
Total pages :214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781558617124
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Seen through the eyes of a strong-willed and perceptive young girl, Naphtalene beautifully captures the atmosphere of Baghdad in the 1940s and 1950s. Through her rich and lyrical descriptions, Alia Mamdouh vividly recreates a city of public steam baths, roadside butchers, and childhood games played in the same streets where political demonstrations against British colonialism are beginning to take place. At the heart of the novel is nine-year-old Huda, a girl whose fiery, defiant nature contrasts sharply with her own inherent powerlessness. Through Mamdouh's strikingly inventive use of language, Huda's stream-of-consciousness narrative expands to take in the life not only of a young girl and her family, but of her street, her neighborhood, and her country. Alia Mamdouh, winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Award in Arabic Literature, is a journalist, essayist and novelist living in exile in Paris. Long banned from publishing in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, she is the author of essays, short stories, and four novels, of which Naphtalene is the most widely acclaimed and translated.

Our Final Salute
Author : Jay Schofield
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release :2012-04-27
Total pages :159
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781469182711
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Introduction A Trip to Canada September 3, 1944 On the above date, two brothers, Jay and Win Schofield, briefly crossed the Canadian border from New York to gather a few documents then return to America. Why? Each needed naturalized citizen status to join the U. S. Army. Jay, at twenty-five, and Win ten years older, were both drafted and eager to serve their country in what would be World War II. Two other brothers, Llew and Brent, had already become eligible. The required documentation for Jay and Win were requisites to prove they were born in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, some twenty years earlier. It would have been a simple matter of simply asking for their respective birth certificates, getting sworn in, and packing for boot camp. It got complicated. In Halifax, there had been a fire around the time of their familys migration to America destroying their birth records. Jay and Win got their desired status and entered the military. My Life Went On That story was related to me back in the 1950s but, in typical fashion of a self-absorbed teen rebel, I saw little value in the story. Like most boys that age, my immediate focal points were Whats for supper? or Did the Red Sox win last night? or Wholl be my date for Fridays record hop? I mean Really ... that war happened when I was a few months old, What value could it have to me? How wrong I was. The years went by including college, marriage, family, and work. Buried in the background of my thinking, lingered the question about the brothers Canadian visit and what changes the family had undergone before and after that point. It became even more of a topic considering todays Americas red-hot immigration issue with the Mexican border. What would compel family members back then to fight for their adopted country? Today, Canada has become Americas forgotten northern border while our southern Mexican border captures most of the national interest. We hear of both electronic and structural fences, our National Guards involvement, a drug war with Mexican cartels, and wanton illegal crossings bringing murders of Americas border states citizens. Regrets? For Sure! In 1980, the urgency to ask my dad family questions became more critical following his cancer diagnosis. Hoping to make up for lost time I suggested, nine years later, I write his life story. An endless barrage of questions while he was undergoing the ravages of invasive cancer treatment would prove tiresome. Despite repeated chemical invasions, he persevered. For the first time, I witnessed him crying as he related his mothers undying dedication while she helped him memorize his lines before his high school performance, The Mikado. Even today, I can hear my dads tears on that tape, as he confirmed he never missed a line. Dad shared his familys work ethic: getting to the job despite sickness or hard times. They toiled at multiple, often menial, jobs providing for their four sons and daughter. He spoke lovingly of his parents including his dad dying in 1951 and then losing his mom nine years later. Those tapes provided me long-lasting insights and inspiration. I learned elders are eager to share their lives if someone asked the right questions. Thrilled to tip over that first domino, I knew the interviews had built his storys foundation. Although he was a rookie at dying; I was a rookie at writing; yet we both persisted like veterans. In a few months, his life story formed. I transcribed the interview, did parallel research, and crafted his memoirs the best an emerging author could. The process and the result brought us unparalleled joy. Upon completion, he read, and re-read, the story then gushed on about how much he appreciated my effort. He died knowing his life story would be saved and passed down. Infected with a Memoirs / Schofield history bug, I vowed to carry on. Filling In Some Blanks The family questions, however, gnawed at me. I wanted