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The Empty Cradle

Author : Phillip Longman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114387645
Genre : Business & Economics
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A senior follow at the New America Foundation makes the controversial argument that low fertility rates and global aging threaten the global economy and make the industrialized nations of the West vulnerable to fundamentalism. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Empty Cradle Broken Heart

Author : Deborah L. Davis
ISBN : 1555913024
Genre : Self-Help
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Reassurance for parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death.
Category: Self-Help

Empty Cradle

Author : Diana Walsh
ISBN : 9781459706583
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This story is based on a true crime - dates, times, and details were researched from media sources, court documents, and police records. Empty Cradle is the writer's personal recollection of the days leading up to and surrounding the abduction of her newborn infant, just days before Christmas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Empty Cradle

Author : Ruth Lowry
ISBN : 9781456790370
Genre : Fiction
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Mark and Jeannie Smythe are a married couple in their forties, they own a beautiful house on Blackheath Common have their own buisness, his and her's sports cars and money no object for a wealthy pair such as themselves. To the outside world they appear to have everything ,and that indeed was once the case. However a tragedy happened in their lives five years ago that turned their world upside down. After three miscarriages , Jeannie becomes pregnant again, but their joy is short lived as the final pregnancy is ectopic, resulting in Jeannie being rushed in to hospital for an emergency hysterectomy. Although Both of them are completely devastated at the news that they will never be able to conceive again, Mark slowly comes to terms with the tragedy over the years that follow. Unfortunately Jeannie does not, Mark does his best to love and support his wife, but there is only so much he can do. What would any man do ? Has Jeannie Smythe become a woman who is simply drenched in grief ? Or has she become psychotic ? A woman who is prepared to stop at nothing to get what she truly believes she deserves, even if that means hurting the one person who loves her unconditionally. A strange spiral of events unfold, and will keep you guessing until the end.
Category: Fiction

The Empty Cradle

Author : Rosie Goodwin
ISBN : 9780755385775
Genre : Fiction
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When a young woman faces unimaginable heartache, she vows to make a difference... A moving saga of anguish, hope and never-ceasing fortitude, The Empty Cradle is a spell-binding and unforgettable tale from bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court. 'Goodwin uses her deft touch, natural warmth and superb storytelling skills in a spellbinding story of love, loss and redemption' - Lancashire Evening Post To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place. What Amazon readers are saying about The Empty Cradle: 'I have never felt it quite so necessary to write my thoughts about a book. I cannot wait to read more and more of Rosie Goodwin's books. From the very first page to the very last it holds you page by page. My goodness what an amazing lady this author is. I loved every chapter, every page' '...this one has to be the best [Rosie Goodwin] by far. Certainly not a book that you can guess the ending, and kept me captivated all through. Fantastic story and written superbly'
Category: Fiction

Mama Rocks The Empty Cradle

Author : Nora DeLoach
ISBN : 9780307794925
Genre : Fiction
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Two things Mama knows: sweet-potato pie...and murder. Old bones and buried secrets... I would have thought a bunion operation might slow Mama down, but I should have known better. We found ourselves knee-deep in somebody else's trouble even before the surgery, when we saw crazy old Miss Birdie at the grocery store with a baby that didn't belong to her. It wasn't twenty-four hours later that the baby's mother, a young woman with a wild reputation, was murdered--and the baby had vanished. And when my Daddy's wandering dog began bringing home old bones of the most shocking kind, no way Mama wasn't going to start snooping--with me doing her legwork. It's a good thing I still had two good feet, because before long, I was running for my life...as babies' cries and women's tears mingled in a crime fueled by motives as ancient as human memory--greed, jealousy, and old-fashioned revenge.
Category: Fiction

The Empty Cradle Of Democracy

Author : Alexandra Halkias
ISBN : 9780822386049
Genre : Social Science
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During the 1990s, Greece had a very high rate of abortion at the same time that its low birth rate was considered a national crisis. The Empty Cradle of Democracy explores this paradox. Alexandra Halkias shows that despite Greek Orthodox beliefs that abortion is murder, many Greek women view it as “natural” and consider birth control methods invasive. The formal public-sphere view is that women destroy the body of the nation by aborting future citizens. Scrutiny of these conflicting cultural beliefs enables Halkias’s incisive critique of the cornerstones of modern liberal democracy, including the autonomous “individual” subject and a polity external to the private sphere. The Empty Cradle of Democracy examines the complex relationship between nationalism and gender and re-theorizes late modernity and violence by exploring Greek representations of human agency, the fetus, national identity, eroticism, and the divine. Halkias’s analysis combines telling fragments of contemporary Athenian culture, Greek history, media coverage of abortion and the declining birth rate, and fieldwork in Athens at an obstetrics/gynecology clinic and a family-planning center. Halkias conducted in-depth interviews with one hundred and twenty women who had had two or more abortions and observed more than four hundred gynecological exams at a state family-planning center. She reveals how intimate decisions and the public preoccupation with the low birth rate connect to nationalist ideas of race, religion, freedom, resistance, and the fraught encounter between modernity and tradition. The Empty Cradle of Democracy is a startling examination of how assumptions underlying liberal democracy are betrayed while the nation permeates the body and understandings of gender and sexuality complicate the nation-building projects of late modernity.
Category: Social Science

An Empty Cradle A Full Heart

Author : Christine O' Keeffe Lafser
ISBN : 0829429611
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“Bereavement after the loss of a baby is often quiet and lonely,” writes Christine O’Keeffe Lafser, who has twice lost a child to death. “There is no wake or funeral, no grave site, no memorial to our baby’s life or death. . . . Since there are no real memories of our little one’s life, people have a hard time comprehending the depth of our love and grief.” In these reflections, Lafser offers grieving parents the empathy and courage that can come only from one who has walked the same difficult path. “Chris expressed so many of my thoughts and feelings and made me feel so normal. . . . The greatest gift is learning that God does not desert us in our time of need.” Linda Davis, Compassionate Friends, after miscarriage and stillbirth “The juxtaposition of a Scripture text with each reflection is inspired. Some of the texts are breathtaking in their beauty and appropriateness. This book is a ‘must’ for anyone who is ever touched by the loss of an infant.” Joseph Awad, poet and grieving grandfather “This book will be very helpful for parents who are mourning the loss of their child. It will also prove very beneficial to anyone who is ministering to a bereaved parent.” Robert N. Craig, O.F.M. Cap., hospital chaplain “These reflections allowed me to ‘be’ how I was feeling—not feel like I should be going through the stages of grief that other books described. With this book I was no longer a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.” Jeanette Siebels, after infant death
Category: Family & Relationships

Empty Cradle

Author : Emmy Jackson
ISBN : 1493635891
Genre : Dystopias
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Shiloh is a star, a headlining performer with Gallamore's Traveling Extravaganza. She's afforded luxuries that aren't often seen in the communities and walled cities that pepper what was once North America, and as such she's largely isolated from the dangers of life "out in the dirt." Embroiled in circus politics and in denial of her shapeshifter heritage, Shiloh's about to discover that the enigmatic queen of the felids wants an audience with her--and it's not a request. Soon she finds that a scavenger named Ivy and a persistent shifter named Kissel may be all that stands between her and a diva's worst fear--disappearing without a trace.
Category: Dystopias

Rocking An Empty Cradle

Author : Lisa S. Duhl
ISBN : OCLC:1141104510
Genre : Folk songs, Yiddish
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Category: Folk songs, Yiddish