Publisher : New York Review of Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781590178010
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015" An NYRB Classics Original The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary’s Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda’s housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda’s household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love—at least until Magda’s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix’s prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.

Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780887555381
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296

“It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer.” So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and so begins the history of residential schools prepared by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Between 2008 and 2015, the TRC provided opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to share their experiences of residential schools and released several reports based on 7000 survivor statements and five million documents from government, churches, and schools, as well as a solid grounding in secondary sources. A Knock on the Door, published in collaboration with the National Research Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, gathers material from the several reports the TRC has produced to present the essential history and legacy of residential schools in a concise and accessible package that includes new materials to help inform and contextualize the journey to reconciliation that Canadians are now embarked upon. Survivor and former National Chief of the Assembly First Nations, Phil Fontaine, provides a Foreword, and an Afterword introduces the holdings and opportunities of the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, home to the archive of recordings, and documents collected by the TRC. As Aimée Craft writes in the Afterword, knowing the historical backdrop of residential schooling and its legacy is essential to the work of reconciliation. In the past, agents of the Canadian state knocked on the doors of Indigenous families to take the children to school. Now, the Survivors have shared their truths and knocked back. It is time for Canadians to open the door to mutual understanding, respect, and reconciliation.

Publisher : iUniverse
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1462029256
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 292

For Canadian corrections offi cer Vern Thibedeau, it all began at Disney Worldor at least the penitentiary that ironically carried that nickname. Within ten months, he is seriously injured. One year later he has a pistol aimed at his head during an incident in which two officers and a civilian are shot. Four years later, an inmate murders a correctional offi cer, who is Verns friend, and a food steward. Over the course of a career spanning twenty six years, Vern was assigned to fi ve different prisons, but his time behind the stark walls of Kingston Penitentiary was his most difficult. During his assignment there, he dealt with some of the most notorious and dangerous inmates in Canadas history, such as Clifford Olson and others as bad as Paul Bernardo and Russell Williams. He was part of several hostage incidents and was taken hostage himself once. The stress of his job manifested itself in a variety of physical and emotional injuries, and he found himself forced to take time off to recover. It all culminated during a horrific time when a sex offender is taken to segregation and his victim is approximately the age of Verns own daughter. It all struck a little too close for comfort. Later, Vern worked closely with police while investigating a fellow officer who was also a friend. After retirement, Vern is contacted by the police who request more information regarding the investigation. These are his true stories of his years working behind the bars.

Publisher : WestBowPress
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9781490808956
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 218

Mind-altering drugs shackle her father to dementia. As if it were a holding pen for rotting trash, authorities in the nursing home system dispensed him to that dark cell. For the second time in their lives, Judy desperately searches for the answer to free her father. While growing up in an alcoholic environment, she struggled to find what drove him to drink. She was sure if she found it she could cure her father of alcoholism and make everyone happy. Judy finds the liberating key to his present imprisonment, but she cannot turn the lock until she revisits and reveals the shameful secret carefully and faithfully guarded for decades. While doing so, she confronts her fears and emotional wounds carved within a dysfunctional family. That is not enough, though, to rescue him, for the two are now ensnared by an unfamiliar adversary—nursing home neglect and abuse—that Judy must battle every day for her defenseless father. Through it all she longs for him to believe he is and always was important, worthy, loved. Are you a child of an alcoholic? a caregiver of the elderly? a seeker of love’s passages? This heart-gripping story shares pain and victory. "Before the Door Closes is very well written and revealing of the pains and triumphs of Judith Hall Simon's journey with an alcoholic father. While reading this book I felt that I was reading the journey of only one person not two. Judith reveals just how overwhelming an alcoholic father can be and how one's identity can be taken over by an alcoholic parent. Her book teaches and touches at the same time. I recommend it to the millions of adult children of alcoholics and to those who love them. Nice work!" ROBERT J. ACKERMAN, Ph.D., author of Perfect Daughters and a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Publisher : Nightengale Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781933449388
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 228

In the end his was just another of the one or more murders that occur in Chicago every day; one more sudden ending resulting from lives meshing together, rubbing and bumping into one another in the daily struggle to survive. This is the story of Frank McKay, a troubled detective laboring against the background of the failure and mistakes of his own life. While he pursues the truth in the murder of Damon Grayson, the unexpected opportunity is placed in front of him to resolve his worries over money?and he must decide whether salvaging the remaining good cop in him is worth continuing the anguish in his life. And by the time the last page is read, this will become a story that asks the question of what was the motive for what happened after the door opened. What are the human emotions strong enough to push one to take another?s life? Was it love spurned? Betrayal? Money? Revenge? Hate?And when you believe you have the answer, and after you say ?Ah hah?I know?, gaze into a mirror at the image looking into and beyond the color of your eyes, and think again.Think again.

Publisher : Laurel Leaf
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780307806352
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 128

Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.

Publisher : iUniverse
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781450270083
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

If you are a retailer that wants to take your business to the next level, you need quick answers that you can put in place today. You need to read this book if: your store has hit a plateau that you cant seem to overcome; your marketing dollars arent getting the job done; your store gets many browsers but few buyers; your customers are not finding what they want at your store. Richard L. Gordon, an expert retailer and marketer, relies on concise case studies and decades of experience to show what works. With him as your guide, youll find out how to hire the best employees, deliver excellent customer service, and build your brand and business to new heights. Dont trust the success of your business to a manager or employees who havent delivered results. When you take control of your store and equip yourself with solid, tested strategies, youll end up with A Line Out the Door. filled with ideas and strategies that any specialty retailer could us if they want to take their store to the next level. Rich Gordon truly understands the strategies and concepts that are so necessary to excel as a retailer in todays environment. If you want to be taken seriously as a retailer today, read it and by all means act on what you learn! Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-A-Bear

Publisher : Harvard University Press
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780674246997
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

The acclaimed authors of Death by a Thousand Cuts argue that Americans care less about inequality than about their own insecurity. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro propose realistic policies and strategies to make lives and communities more secure. This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the Door, two leading political analysts argue that these views are badly mistaken. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro focus on what really worries people: not what the rich are making but rather their own insecurity and that of people close to them. Americans are concerned about losing what they have, whether jobs, status, or safe communities. They fear the wolf at the door. The solution is not protectionism or class warfare but a return to the hard work of building coalitions around realistic goals and pursuing them doggedly through the political system. This, Graetz and Shapiro explain, is how earlier reformers achieved meaningful changes, from the abolition of the slave trade to civil rights legislation. The authors make substantial recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care, and they guide us through the strategies needed to enact change. These are achievable reforms that would make Americans more secure. The Wolf at the Door is one of those rare books that not only diagnose our problems but also show us how we can address them.

Publisher : University of Texas Press
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780292788428
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 214

A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must have expected hardships and privation, but during the 1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in Big Bend with her young family and a 23-foot travel trailer in tow, she anticipated no more than a civilized camping trip between her old home in Ohio and a new one in Arizona. It was only when she found herself moving into an old rock house without plumbing or electricity in the new Big Bend National Park that Etta realized, "From the sheltered life of a city girl of moderate circumstances, I too would have to face the reality of frontier living." In this book based on her journals and letters, Etta Koch and her daughter June Cooper Price chronicle their family’s first years (1944–1946) in the Big Bend. Etta describes how her photographer husband Peter Koch became captivated by the region as a place for natural history filmmaking—and how she and their three young daughters slowly adapted to a pioneer lifestyle during his months’ long absences on the photo-lecture circuit. In vivid, often humorous anecdotes, she describes making the rock house into a home, getting to know the Park Service personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local wildlife, and, most of all, learning to love the rugged landscape and the hardy individuals who call it home.

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780813939872
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students at the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through first-person narratives of black students during the University of Virginia’s era of incremental desegregation. The authors relate what life was like before enrolling, during their time at the University, and after graduation. In addition to these personal accounts, the volume includes a historical overview of African Americans at the University—from its earliest slaves and free black employees, through its first black applicant, student admission, graduate, and faculty appointments, on to its progress and challenges in the twenty-first century. Including essays from graduates of the schools of law, medicine, engineering, and education, The Key to the Door a candid and long-overdue account of African American experiences at the University’ of Virginia.