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Martha S Journey

Author : Maureen Lee
ISBN : 9781409112082
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful First World War story of a woman's quest for justice, from the bestselling author of NOTHING LASTS FOREVER and THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL. Liverpool 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. Despite working all the hours she can, the family don't have much to get by on. When Martha's fourteen-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. She realises the government is turning a blind eye to the scores of young boys who are joining the army. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe's act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family. As the dreaded telegrams begin to arrive from the front in France, mothers' hearts are broken across the country. Spurred on by grief of her own, Martha Rossi begins a quest that will take her right to the doors of No. 10 Downing Street. Martha's journey there will be a tough one, but with courage and the support of her friends and family, it will be the most important undertaking of her life.
Category: Fiction

Martha S Journey

Author : Tracey Hawkins
ISBN : 1921042141
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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As Martha Winstanley sets sail from the Liverpool docks on the Samual Pimsoll in the 1880, she is filled with foreboding. All alone and at the age of 12, she is being sent away from her home and family to live with an Aunt in Australia.Martha learns to cope with life at sea and the extraordinary events that surround her.
Category: Adventure and adventurers

Martha S Journey

Author : Peg Grimm
ISBN : 9781598586596
Genre : Fiction
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Martha's Journey, Renascence in a Mobile Home Park is the story of a recently widowed 66 year old. She finds herself alone, adrift, and uncertain. She makes a 1300 mile car trip, a metaphor for the life changing journey she must undertake. The subtitle word "renascence" represents the reshaping of her thoughts, her fears, and her sadness. In the mobile home park she finds the humorous situations, the pathos, the caring and the sharing of those around her change her outlook, lessen her sadness, and temper her sense of aloneness. This becomes the stage of her new life. She has found her role. Above all she hears laughter and she responds and knows that smiles etch her face. These aging physically hampered old folks still feel life's force. Is that not an irony in itself? And she is grateful.
Category: Fiction

Carry Me Out Toes First

Author : M. S. Marilyn Moldowan
ISBN : 0978210824
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A real-life story about Martha, a recently widowed lady, who is trying to make sense of the life circumstance in which she has found herself. It is a story about her journey after the death of her husband, the relationship with her children, and the sale of the family home. In Marilyn's work as a realtor for twenty-six years, she's witnessed hundreds of concerned and loving families helping to move Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa from their house into a condominium, assisted living, or a nursing home. The sale of the elder's home is one that is always stressful and sometimes, traumatic. This book was inspired by true stories and real-life experiences. Marilyn is honored to work with families and be a part of a most emotional life event, the senior's decision to sell their home. Marilyn is forever grateful for the trust her clients have placed in her and they are her inspiration for Carry Me Out Toes First. "Carry Me Out Toes First takes you on a journey we rarely see... one widow's decision to move forward with her life." - Bob Proctor, Speaker, Author, and Featured Teacher from The Secret "When you read this book, you will empathize with the plight many senior citizens face today." -Lin Van Gelder, Retired Business Professional "Carry Me Out Toes First shows a side of seniors rarely seen in the media. They are as independent as we are and anyone who has a different opinion, you will change your mind after reading this book!" -Tina Brinkley Potts, Bestselling Author and Growth Strategist

Alzheimer S And Dementia

Author : Kim Boyer
ISBN : 0874176603
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A comprehensive guide for Nevada patients and their caregivers offers advice on finding the right physician, available state resources, the legal and financial steps that patients and their families can take to protect themselves and their assets, and dealing with daily physical and emotional challenges. Original.
Category: Family & Relationships

Loving Arms

Author : Karen Schneider
ISBN : 0813170680
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Loving Arms examines the war-related writings of five British women whose words explore the connections among gender, war, and story-telling. While not the first study to relate the subjects of gender and war, it is the first within a growing body of criticism to focus specifically on British culture during and after World War II. How a story is narrated and by whom are matters of no small importance. As widely defined and accepted, war stories are men's stories. If we are to hear another story of war, then we must listen to the stories women tell. Many of the war stories written by women insist that war is not the condition of men but rather the condition of humanity, beginning with relations between the sexes. For the five women whose work is examined in Loving Arms - Stevie Smith, Katharine Burdekin, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Doris Lessing - this last point was particularly relevant. Their positions as women within a patriarchal, militarist culture that was externally threatened by an overtly fascist one led to an acute ambivalence, says Schneider. Though all five women perceived the war from substantially different perspectives, each in her own way exposed and critiqued the seductive power of war and war stories, with their densely interwoven tropes of masculinity and nationalism. Yet these writers' conflicting impulses of loyalty to England and resistance to the war betray their ambivalence.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shared Waters

Author : Stella Borg Barthet
ISBN : 9789042027664
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The present volume contains general essays on: unequal African/Western academic exchange; the state and structure of postcolonial studies; representing male violence in Zimbabwe¿s wars; parihaka in the poetic imagination of Aotearoa New Zealand; Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Moroccan, and diasporic Indian women¿s writing; community in post-Independence Maltese poetry in English; key novels of the Portuguese colonies; the TV series The Kumars at No. 42; fictional representations of India; the North in western Canadian writing; and a pedagogy of African-Canadian literature. As well as these, there is a selection of poems from Malta by Daniel Massa, Adrian Grima, Norbert Bugeja, Immanuel Mifsud, and Maria Grech Ganado, and essays providing close readings of works by the following authors and filmmakers: Thea Astley, George Elliott Clarke, Alan Duff, Francis Ebejer, Lorena Gale, Romesh Gunesekera, Sahar Khalīfah, Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Ghādah al-Sammān, Meera Syal, Lee Tamahori. Contributors: Leila Abouzeid, Hoda Barakat, Amrit Biswas, Thomas Bonnici, Stella Borg Barthet, Ivan Callus, Devon Campbell¿Hall, Saviour Catania, George Elliott Clarke, Brian Crow, Pilar Cuder¿Domínguez, Bärbel Czennia, Hilary P. Dannenberg, Pauline Dodgson¿Katiyo, Bernadette Falzon, Daphne Grace, Adrian Grima, Kifah Hanna, Janne Korkka, T. Vijay Kumar, Chantal Kwast¿Greff, Maureen Lynch Pèrcopo, Kevin Stephen Magri, Isabel Moutinho, Melanie A. Murray, Taiwo Oloruntoba¿Oju, Gerhard Stilz, Jesús Varela Zapata, Christine Vogt¿William. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

From Women S Experience To Feminist Theology

Author : Linda Hogan
ISBN : 1850755205
Genre : Social Science
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What are the implications of adopting a primacy-of-praxis position in feminist theology? How can we respect the diversity of women's experience while retaining it as a useful analytic category? Do these twin resources of women's experience and praxis together imply that feminist theology is ultimately relativist? Through an analysis of the work of some of today's key feminist theologians - Christian, Womanist and post-Christian-the author considers these and other central methodological questions. This work examines the origins and development of the categories of women's experience and praxis and argues that the adoption of these resources ought to result in a hermeneutic of difference and a reluctance to claim a normative theory for feminist theology.
Category: Social Science

Not All Wives

Author : Karin A. Wulf
ISBN : 0801437024
Genre : History
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This book uses such sources as tax lists, censuses, poor relief records, newspapers, correspondence, wills, almanacs, and poetry to discuss the daily experiences of Philadelphia women who were widowed, divorced, separated, or never married.
Category: History


Author : Kristin Bluemel
ISBN : 9780748688562
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.
Category: Literary Criticism