Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether we lose them suddenly or after a prolonged illness, and whether we were close to or estranged from them, this passage proves inevitably more difficult than we thought it would be. A much-needed and knowledgeable discussion of this adult phenomenon, The Orphaned Adult validates the wide array of disorienting emotions that can accompany the death of our parents by sharing both the author's heart-felt experience of loss and the moving stories of countless adults who have shared their losses with him. From the recognition of our own mortality and sudden child-like sorrow to a sometimes-subtle change in identity or shift of roles in the surviving family, The Orphaned Adult guides readers through the storm of change this passage brings and anchors them with its compassionate and reassuring wisdom.
A compassionate discussion of how adults confront the death of their parents.
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik served for more than forty years as the preeminent authority of centrist Orthodoxy, both as halakhic decisor and interpreter of Jewish thought and theology. In his own person he demonstrated that the ideal Torah sage is creative, open-minded, compassionate, visionary and realist, profoundly committed to the world of Torah and Halakhah and at the same time is a sophisticated modern thinker. His contributions to these areas have inspired his many students and others to revisit his writings and lectures in order to better fathom the work of this important figure in modern Orthodox thought. This collection of essays provides a panoramic view of his many interests, and thus serves as an introduction to the work of this seminal modern thinker.
Japanese war orphans in Manchuria are the forgotten victims of the Asia-Pacific War and Sino-Japanese relations, and this is an integral part of the Japanese government's 'postwar settlement' issues concerning its war responsibility and compensation.
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Die junge Holländerin Linda hat alles verloren – ihre Familie, ihr Zuhause, ihr Kind. Dann rettet sie kurz entschlossen ein Baby aus einem Zug nach Ausschwitz und sucht Zuflucht bei einem Zirkus. Doch um unerkannt zu bleiben, muss sie mit der Artistin Astrid zusammenarbeiten – am Trapez. Diese hat selbst ein Geheimnis, das sie um jeden Preis wahren muss. Widerwillig nähern sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen bei dem gefährlichen Training an. Bis Linda sich in den Franzosen Luc verliebt und damit alles aufs Spiel setzt.
Eine Liebe, die stärker ist als das Leben. Ein Zwischenfall, der alles verändert. Hallie Costa wächst in einer Umgebung voller Geborgenheit auf: Nach dem frühen Tod ihrer Mutter lebt sie allein mit ihrem geliebten Vater Nick in einer Kleinstadt am äußersten Zipfel von Cape Cod, wo der Arzt dank seiner guten Ratschläge bekannt ist wie ein bunter Hund. Als die portugiesische Fischercommunity schwer erschüttert wird durch den Mord an der Mutter von Gus Silva, nimmt Hallie sich ihres Mitschülers an. Zusammen mit ihrem gemeinsamen Freund Neil Gallagher bilden sie bald ein unzertrennliches Trio. Aus Gus' und Hallies Freundschaft wird Liebe - bis ein Zwischenfall am Strand von Race Point das Paar auseinandertreibt und Gus eine folgenreiche Entscheidung trifft: Er tritt dem Priesterseminar bei. Jahre später ist er ein geschätzter Seelsorger. Doch dann taucht eine mysteriöse Frau auf, die die Nähe zu dem jungen Priester sucht, und plötzlich setzt ein weiterer Mordfall Gus' gesamte Existenz aufs Spiel. Kann Hallie ihrem früheren Freund noch einmal helfen, bevor es zu spät ist? "Die Schatten von Race Point" ist eine von der Salzwasserluft Cape Cods durchdrungene Familien- und Freundschaftssaga, ein Roman voll dunkler Geheimnisse und ungeahnter Wendungen, der in atemberaubender Weise zeigt, wie dicht Liebe und Verrat beieinanderliegen können.
Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) from the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English) to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo in New York with Luna, a female polar bear. This photographic journey beautifully captures the remarkable development of the cub, who initially drinks from a baby bottle, sucks his paw for comfort, and sleeps with a “blankie” as he rapidly grows into the largest land carnivore on earth.
Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.
It has often been said that early America was the &"best poor man&’s country in the world.&" After all, wasn&’t there an abundance of land and a scarcity of laborers? The law of supply and demand would seem to dictate that most early American working people enjoyed high wages and a decent material standard of living. Down and Out in Early America presents the evidence for poverty versus plenty and concludes that financial insecurity was a widespread problem that plagued many early Americans. The fact is that in early America only an extremely thin margin separated those who required assistance from those who were able to secure independently the necessities of life. The reasons for this were many: seasonal and cyclical unemployment, inadequate wages, health problems (including mental illness), alcoholism, a large pool of migrants, low pay for women, abandoned families. The situation was made worse by the inability of many communities to provide help for the poor except to incarcerate them in workhouses and almshouses. The essays in this volume explore the lives and strategies of people who struggled with destitution, evaluate the changing forms of poor relief, and examine the political, religious, gender, and racial aspects of poverty in early North America. Down and Out in Early America features a distinguished lineup of historians. In the first chapter, Gary B. Nash surveys the scholarship on poverty in early America and concludes that historians have failed to appreciate the numerous factors that generated widespread indigence. Philip D. Morgan examines poverty among slaves while Jean R. Soderlund looks at the experience of Native Americans in New Jersey. In the other essays, Monique Bourque, Ruth Wallis Herndon, Tom Humphrey, Susan E. Klepp, John E. Murray, Simon Newman, J. Richard Olivas, and Karin Wulf look at the conditions of poverty across regions, making this the most complete and comprehensive work of its kind.
...sometimes we need to go through the darkness to get to the light and that it may be emotionally painful...” the Needs Based Method of [overcoming] alcohol and drug abuse,” and how Oden deals with the why dependency happens. Many can benefit from Oden’s eye-opening and highly successful method. —”the emotional, physical, or social absence of or ‘neglect’ by a caretaker, or when nobody’s home.” -US Review of Books
The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil. The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest. Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion. Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?
Natalie Hargrove hat es geschafft: Wenn sie und ihr Freund Mike King in wenigen Tagen zum Prinzenpaar ihrer Schule gewählt werden, dann gehört sie endgültig zur Crème de la Crème der Stadt – und keiner ahnt, dass sie in Wahrheit aus der Trailersiedlung jenseits der Stadtgrenze stammt. Keiner außer Justin Balmer – dem einzigen, der Mike den Ruhm streitig machen kann. Um sicherzustellen, dass Mike und nicht etwa Justin zum Prinz gekürt wird, beschließt Natalie, Justin einen fiesen Trick zu spielen. Doch was nicht mehr als ein böses Spiel hatte sein sollen, nimmt einen unerwartet tragischen Verlauf: Justin stirbt, und Natalie versucht verzweifelt, die Wahrheit zu kaschieren ...
Roger Dean Kiser, Sr., was raised by the Children's Home Society, a Florida orphanage, and then was passed on to the Florida School for Boys at Marianna. The dramatic true account of the abuse he suffered under the care of professionals will change how people view the juvenile justice system. His childhood was filled with a mixture of physical, mental, and sexual abuse that would have left a lesser man wishing for death, yet Kiser is grateful for simply being alive. This poignant moving story is true, sharp, and motivational and it will deeply affect the hearts and minds of all who read it. Chronicling his life through the eyes of the child he once was, Roger Dean Kiser takes readers on an unforgettable journey as he recounts his childhood with a wide-eyed innocence that illustrates the resiliency of the human spirit.
Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...
Rooted in the oral traditions of cultures worldwide, fairy tales have long played an integral part in children’s upbringing. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers and joys of the world around them. In this collection of new essays, literary scholars examine gothic elements in more recent entries into the fairy tale genre—for instance, David Almond’s Skellig, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Coraline and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events—exploring such themes as surviving incest, and the capture and consumption of children. Although children’s literature has seen an increase in reality-based stories that allow children no room for escape from their everyday lives, these essays demonstrate the continuing importance of fairy tales in helping them live well-rounded lives.
Examines the pain middle-aged adults face when their parents pass away and explores the common feelings of guilt, sorrow and anger experienced as a result of their loss. Original.
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