Download PDF Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The follow up to Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and it's been four months and five days since she's had a drink. She cleans offices to get by and lives from paycheck to paycheck. But as she manages to get through each day sober, she begins to piece her life back together and to resurrect her family. Told with the unmistakable wit of Doyle's unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.
Download PDF Sequels by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Author :Margaret Hallissy Publisher :Univ of South Carolina Press Release Date :2016-08-01 ISBN :9781611176636 Pages :216 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (663 download)
Download PDF Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama by Margaret Hallissy and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Understanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama, Margaret Hallissy examines the work of a cross-section of important Irish writers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries who are representative of essential issues and themes in the canon of contemporary Irish literature. Included are early figures John Millington Synge and James Joyce; dramatists Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, and Tom Murphy; and prize-winning contemporary fiction writers such as Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, William Trevor, Roddy Doyle, and Colum McCann. Each chapter focuses on one significant representative piece of contemporary Irish fiction or drama by filling in its cultural, historical, and literary background. Hallissy identifies a key theme or key event in the Irish past essential to understanding the work. She then analyzes earlier literary compositions with the same theme and through a close reading of the contemporary work provides context for that background. The chapters are organized chronologically by relevant historical events, with thematic discussions interspersed. Background pieces were chosen for their places in Irish literature and the additional insight they provide into the featured works.
Download PDF Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dublin widow Paula begins her fifth month of sobriety as she raises her two children who are still at home, struggles to make ends meet, attends parent-teacher conferences, and develops a taste for rock music.
Download PDF The Woman who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle and published by Viking Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of The Commitments and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, winner of the 1993 Booker Prize, tells the story of Paula Spencer, a woman approaching forty and struggling with alcoholism and a violent marriage.
Download PDF Bright from the Start by Jill Stamm and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-31 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn’t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant’s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it’s within every parent’s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.
Download PDF Momfidence! by Paula Spencer and published by Harmony. This book was released on 2010-08-25 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lose the Guilt, Love Your Instincts If the latest “breakthrough” child-development theory, parenting technique, or child-appropriate diet makes you worry or groan (or just want to lie down for a nap), it’s time to make way for Momfidence! Paula Spencer, parenting expert and mother of four, provides refreshing, down-to-earth proof that most of the business of raising confident, healthy children involves nothing more complicated that trusting your instincts, using common sense, and above all, hanging on to your humor. Momfidence! is: •Using “perfect” only to describe such wonders as a ripe peach, a cloudless day at the beach, or a husband who does diapers and dinner. . . It has no application whatsoever in describing motherhood. •Recognizing that there are appropriate times and places for lying, yelling, threatening, bribing, and saying “I told you so” •Sending yourself to time-out—preferably with chocolate and/or your spouse •Being completely amnesiac about the day’s exasperating transgressions when you peek in your children’s bedrooms at night and watch them sleep Based on her popular Woman’s Day and Parenting columns, Momfidence! explains how obsessing less and winging it more can keep you sane—and your kids healthy and happy. It’s a hilarious look at “perfect motherhood” that cuts parents a long-overdue break by reminding us that we’re not the amateurs here—we’re all experts, too.
Download PDF O for a Thousand Nights to Sleep by Lorilee Craker and published by WaterBrook. This book was released on 2010-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to Change the World (or at Least a Diaper) On Two Hours of Sleep. As the mom of a newborn, you’ll probably spend many wakeful moments wondering how your bundle of joy managed to set you onto the steepest learning curve of your life. Just like other really steep curves (think roller coasters), mommyhood can throw you for a big loop. But if you can keep your perspective–and your sense of humor–neither post-baby flab, nor interfering advisors, nor neon orange sweet-potato stains will be able to dash your gauzy visions of Baby’s first year. Designed to fuel the new mommy’s body, mind, and spirit, this indispensable month-by-month guidebook provides can’t-miss help from veteran moms. In the occasional lucid moments your sleep-starved brain allows, you’ll have a few good laughs and get the eye-opening scoop on: • Your life as a walking zombie • How to get more sleep (it can be done!) • Breast-feeding 101 (and no-guilt bottle-feeding) • Revving up your stalled love life • Battling your post-partum bulge • and much more! Whether you are a first-time mom or a “mom again,” O For a Thousand Nights to Sleep will cheer you on and help you enjoy this wondrous, wacky year of your life: Baby’s first!
Download PDF 365 Sketches by Joe Janes and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-04-26 with total page 684 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On January 19, 2009, Chicago teacher and playwright Joe Janes decided to write a comedy sketch a day for a year. He did that. When he was done, Don Hall of the WNEP Theater Foundation decided to produce them. All of them. In June of 2010, Don and Joe gathered together over 200 Chicago actors and directors and over eleven nights presented 26 shows each featuring two weeks worth of sketches (although one has 15 scenes). Yep. Crazy. All 365 comedy sketches are collected in this book along with a complete list of directors and actors from the Strawdog shows. Joe teaches comedy writing at The Second City and Columbia College.
Download PDF The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block 2-Book Bundle by Harvey Karp, M.D. and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2012-06-18 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Attention parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies: If the child in your life is under five, this convenient eBook bundle is for you. From respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, national bestsellers The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block will help you calm a crying baby, survive the “Terrible Twos,” and much more, resulting in more loving time for you and your child. THE HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer “The best way I’ve ever seen to help crying babies.”—Steven P. Shelov, M.D., editor in chief, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, you will be able to soothe even the fussiest infants and increase their sleep. His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: The Fourth Trimester (re-creating the womblike atmosphere your newborn still yearns for), The Calming Reflex (an “off switch” all babies are born with), The 5 S’s (five easy methods to turn on the calming reflex), and The Cuddle Cure (combining the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies). THE HAPPIEST TODDLER ON THE BLOCK How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old “An informative and engaging romp about toddlers. Roll over, Dr. Spock.”—The New York Times Dr. Karp provides fast solutions for molding toddler behavior by combining his trademark tools of Toddler-ese and the Fast-Food Rule with a highly effective new green light/yellow light/red light method. As you learn how to boost your child’s good (green light) behavior, curb his annoying (yellow light) behavior, and immediately stop his unacceptable (red light) behavior, you will be able to alleviate stormy outbursts with amazing success—and better yet, prevent these tantrums before they begin.
Download PDF The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D. and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2008-08-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers…so adorable and fun one minute…so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of “nos” and “don’ts” into “yeses” and hugs…if you know how to speak your toddler’ s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize…cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of “evolutionary” growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind’s journey to civilization: • The “Charming Chimp-Child” (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of “monkey see monkey do.” • The “Knee-High Neanderthal” (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being “no” and “mine.” • The “Clever Caveman” (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. • The “Versatile Villager” (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The “fast food” rule—restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule—using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you’ve mastered “toddler-ese,” you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child’ s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through “gossiping,” and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years—including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking — can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child.
Download PDF Irish Literature Since 1990 by Michael Parker and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-18 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This is a distinctive book that examines the diversity and energy of writing in a period marked by the unparalleled global prominence of Irish culture. This collection provides a wide-ranging survey of fiction, poetry and drama over the last two decades, considering both well-established figures and also emerging writers who have received relatively little critical attention. Contributors explore the central developments within Irish culture and society that have transformed the writing and reading of identity, sexuality, history and gender. The book examines the impact of Mary Robinson’s Presidency; growing cultural confidence ‘back home’; legislative reform on sexual and moral issues; the uneven effects generated by the resurgence of the Irish economy (the ‘Celtic Tiger’ myth); Ireland’s increasingly prominent role in Europe; and changing reputation. In its breadth and critical currency, this book will be of particular interest to academics and students working in the fields of literature, drama and cultural studies.
Download PDF The V Book by Elizabeth G. Stewart, M.D. and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2008-12-10 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Groundbreaking Guide Every Woman Needs With The V Book, women will learn everything they need to know about the basics of vulvovaginal—or “V”–health, an essential yet often overlooked area of women’s health. Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart, the nation’s foremost expert in vulvovaginal care and sexual-pain disorders, answers the questions about the all too common “V” ailments that women are embarrassed to discuss even with their doctors. Drawing upon the latest medical research and two decades of experience treating thousands of women in her specialized gynecological practice, Dr. Stewart has compiled a wealth of information and advice. This comprehensive and authoritative guide for women of all ages includes: • How your vulvovaginal concerns change throughout the life cycle, from your teens through menopause and beyond • How to pick a good gynecologist, and how to ask the right questions • Dos and don’ts of V hygiene—and why sometimes less is better • The safest use of tampons, pads, and pantiliners • How to handle common symptoms, such as redness, itching, dryness, and discharge • Which medical tests you should insist upon from your doctor • Tips for safe and pleasurable sex, and what to do when sexual intercourse is painful • The latest research on vulvodynia, the vaginal pain syndrome that won’t go away • Diagnosing and treating yeast infections, allergies, and other ailments • What to do if your doctor detects cancer or precancer cells And much, much more...
Download PDF In the Wake of the Tiger by David Clark and published by Netbiblo. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of Irish Studies has undergone a period of great fruitfulness over the last decade. Concurrent with the economic revolution and subsequent financial crash, an immense interest in the island of Ireland and her cultural practices has been apparent from parts of the globe, and academic debate on Irish culture and society has been intense and prosperous. This volume contains a number of essays which approach a variety of issues raised within the framework of post-“Celtic Tiger” Ireland, with contributions from scholars working in Europe. The book is divided into four sections: on Trauma Studies, on the relationship between Ireland with Europe and the rest of the world, on Audiovisual Studies and on Ireland and the Celtic Tiger. The essays reflect a variety of issues which are of great relevance to an understanding of the world of Irish Studies at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Download PDF A Companion to Irish Literature by Julia M. Wright and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-07-08 with total page 1000 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring new essays by international literary scholars, the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the full breadth of Ireland's literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day. Covers an unprecedented historical range of Irish literature Arranged in two volumes covering Irish literature from the medieval period to 1900, and its development through the twentieth century to the present day Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a collection of the most up-to-date scholarship in the field as a whole Includes a substantial number of women writers from the eighteenth century to the present day Includes essays on leading contemporary authors, including Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue Introduces readers to the wide range of current approaches to studying Irish literature
Download PDF The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom by Bruce Bennett and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. Within an overview of his career, this volume undertakes a close analysis of fifteen of Winterbottom's films ranging from TV dramas to transnational coproductions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. This analysis is grounded in a consideration of Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, the political and cultural contexts of the work, and its critical reception. Arguing that Winterbottom's work comprises a 'cinema of borders', it examines its treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, national and international politics. The book argues that what is evident in Winterbottom's oeuvre is the search for an adequate means of narrating inequality, injustice, and violence. Drawing out the tensions, contradictions, and border-crossing strategies of these films, The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom highlights the complex political aesthetic that structures the work of this singular director.
Download PDF Discovering God Through the Arts by Terry Glaspey and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does art have to do with faith? For many Christians, paintings, films, music, and other forms of art are simply used for wall decoration, entertaining distraction, or worshipful devotion. But what if the arts played a more prominent role in the Christian life? In Discovering God through the Arts, discover how the arts can be tools for faith-building, life-changing spiritual formation for all Christians. Terry Glaspey, author of 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know, examines: How the arts assist us in prayer and contemplation How the arts help us rediscover a sense of wonder How the arts help us deal with emotions How the arts aid theological reflection and so much more. Let your faith be enriched, and discover how beauty and creativity can draw you nearer to the ultimate Creator.