A Simple Thing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

A Simple Thing

A Simple Thing is a lovely, truly heartwarming novel about the drastic measures two mothers take to keep their families safe. Kathleen McCleary, the critically acclaimed author of House and Home, tells the intertwining stories of Susannah Delaney and Betty Pavalak. Susannah moves her family to remote Sounder Island—a primitive retreat with no electricity—to escape television, the internet, and the dangerous, corrupting influences of the modern technological world. Decades earlier, Betty also came to the island to escape her demons. A Simple Thing is a poignant and unforgettable novel in the vein of Jacqueline Sheehan’s Lost and Found and The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache. It is a tale of family and friendship that Kristin Hannah fans will take into their hearts.

House and Home
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

House and Home

The story of a woman who loves her house so much that she'll do just about anything to keep it. Ellen Flanagan has two precious girls to raise, a cozy neighborhood coffee shop to run, terrific friends, and a sexy husband. She adores her house, a yellow Cape Cod filled with quirky antiques, beloved nooks and dents, and a million memories. But now, at forty-four, she's about to lose it all. After eighteen roller-coaster years of marriage, Ellen's husband, Sam--who's charismatic, spontaneous, and utterly irresponsible--has disappointed her in more ways than she can live with, and they're getting divorced. Her daughters are miserable about losing their daddy. Worst of all, the house that Ellen l...

Power Down
  • Language: en

Power Down

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer. This exclusive e-book offers a fresh perspective for your work-in-progress and teaches you how to focus your attention more fully at this critical stage. Kathleen McCleary is the author of three novels: House and Home (2008); A Simple Thing (2012), nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Award in fiction; and Leaving Haven (2013), a Target Emerging Author pick. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Parade magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and is an instructor with Writopia Labs, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing to kids. Learn more about Kathleen on her website: www.kathleenmccleary.com.

Das Leuchten der Insel
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 416

Das Leuchten der Insel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-08-12
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  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Kathleen McCleary trifft mitten ins Herz Als Susannah merkt, dass ihren Kindern das hektische Leben an der Ostküste nicht guttut, beschließt sie, ein Jahr mit ihnen auf der einsamen Insel Sounder zu verbringen. Hier gibt es keinen Strom, kein Telefon, keine Tankstelle. Sie flieht zugleich vor ihrer festgefahrenen Ehe und der Erinnerung an ein Unglück, das auch nach vielen Jahren noch einen Schatten auf ihr Leben wirft. Auf der Insel trifft sie die charismatische Betty. Die alte Dame und die Insel werden Susannahs Leben für immer verändern ...

Le fils d'une autre
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 296

Le fils d'une autre

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-04-09
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  • Publisher: Belfond

Après Les Lumières de l'île, Kathleen McCleary livre un huis clos bouleversant et démontre une nouvelle fois toute sa finesse psychologique pour aborder des thèmes de société aussi brûlants que délicats. À quarante ans, Georgia n'a qu'une obsession : avoir un deuxième enfant, revivre ce sentiment de pur bonheur que lui a procuré sa première grossesse, treize ans plus tôt. Mais rien n'y fait. Un jour, Alice, sa meilleure amie, sa presque sœur, a une idée : offrir à Georgia le cadeau que la nature lui refuse. Un don d'ovocyte ; un geste qui scellerait éternellement la profonde amitié qui unit leurs deux couples. La décision est prise, chacun est impatient : dans neuf mois, un petit garçon viendra les combler de joie. Mais, alors que le ventre de Georgia s'arrondit, de douloureux secrets sont révélés, qui viennent rompre brutalement l'équilibre des deux familles. Et bientôt une question terrible se pose : quels parents pour ce nouveau-né ? De qui est-il légitimement l'enfant ? Qui pour prendre soin de lui ? Face aux mensonges, aux trahisons, lequel sera le plus fort : lien du sang ou lien du cœur ?

Indifferent Boundaries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 169

Indifferent Boundaries

What does it mean to talk about subjectivity in the language of space, and what are the political implications of doing so? A provocative and illuminating work, Indifferent Boundaries explores the ways that concepts of subjectivity are vitally grounded in metaphors of and assumptions about space. Kathleen Kirby demonstrates how changes that have taken place in real and conceptual space from the Renaissance to the postmodern era have led to a critical rearticulation of the subject by feminist, psychoanalytic, and poststructuralist theorists, among others. Tracing changing ideas about the self--from the stable form of the Enlightenment individual to the postmodern sujet en procès--Kirby appraises both the liberatory possibilities and the everyday cultural implications of the contemporary "space of the subject." This tenacious and substantive investigation of the lexicon of space sheds much needed light in previously dark corners of the poststructuralist edifice, and is certain to appeal to a broad, interdisciplinary audience.

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

Discover a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, 5th Edition is the only gerontological nursing text on the market that focuses on this thoughtful, organic method of care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to addressing complications, alleviating discomfort, and helping older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring an updated four-color design, additional information on long-term care, evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural difference...

Leave Me
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Leave Me

“This surprising, compassionate story brings to life the secret, guilty fantasy of many overworked moms.” —People “In an enthralling novel reminiscent of Anne Tyler’s Ladder of Years, a woman who recently suffered a heart attack runs away to recover her equilibrium.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to dis...

Gabby
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Gabby

Adeeply personal account of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' and astronaut Mark Kelly's lives together, recounting their courtship, Ms Giffords' rise in politics, and the tragic 8th January 2011 shooting in Arizona which killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gifford and twelve others. The book also tells the story of her recovery progress and traces Kelly's career from decorated Desert Storm combat pilot to his recent mission as the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight.

Les lumières de l'île
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 262

Les lumières de l'île

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-04-17
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  • Publisher: Belfond

Pour sauver sa famille au bord de l'implosion, Susannah quitte tout pour s'installer avec ses deux enfants sur une petite île dans la baie de Vancouver. Elle y rencontre la charismatique Betty, qui avait suivi la même route cinquante ans plus tôt. Portée par un cadre grandiose et des personnages fascinants, une formidable histoire d'amitié riche en rebondissements, qui nous parle de passion amoureuse, de dévouement maternel, d'espoir et de nouveau départ. Dans un décor enchanteur, un roman plein de mystère et de charme sur l'amour maternel, la passion amoureuse et la tentation de changer de vie... Mais, surtout, une formidable histoire d'amitié entre deux femmes exceptionnelles. Un...