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Author : Mary Rose Maccoll
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2013-08-27
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0143190288
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In Falling Snow opens as Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow struggling to keep up with daily life, receives a surprise invitation in the mail to a reunion at the ancient abbey of Royaumont, the site of a field hospital north of Paris. In the First World War, Iris served there as a nurse in a hospital run entirely by women, and the invitation opens a flood of memories—about how she came to Europe in 1914 in search of her brother, her work alongside the female doctors and administrators as the wounded soldiers flooded into the hospital, and of the dear friends she made at Royaumont who would change her family’s life forever. A moving and uplifting novel about the small unsung acts of heroism of which love makes us capable.


Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher : Allison & Busby
Release : 2013-03-25
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0749013389
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Iris is getting old. A widow, her days are spent living quietly and worrying about her granddaughter, Grace, a headstrong young doctor. It's a small sort of life. But one day Iris receives something unexpected in the post – an invitation to a WWI reunion in France. Determined to go, Iris is overcome by memories of the past and of her journey to France in 1914, where she followed her young brother Tom, intending to bring him home to safety. But on her way to find Tom, Iris discovers the old abbey of Royaumont, where a group of women work to set up a field hospital. Putting her fears aside, Iris decides to stay and help. It is at Royaumont that she truly comes of age, finding her capability and her strength, discovering her passion for medicine, making friends with the vivacious Violet and falling in love. But war is a brutal thing, and there is a terrible price that Iris has to pay – a price that will echo down the generations.


Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-08-27
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101625015
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For fans of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth, a bestselling writer’s American debut and a heart-wrenching novel of WWI—a tale of love, regret, and the powerful draw of the road not taken Iris Crane’s tranquil life is shattered when a letter summons memories from her bittersweet past: her first love, her best friend, and the tragedy that changed everything. Iris, a young Australian nurse, travels to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist. But in Paris she meets the charismatic Dr. Frances Ivens, who convinces Iris to help establish a field hospital in the old abbey at Royaumont, staffed entirely by women—a decision that will change her life. Seamlessly interwoven is the story of Grace, Iris’s granddaughter in 1970s Australia. Together their narratives paint a portrait of the changing role of women in medicine and the powerful legacy of love.


Author : Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-11-14
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1507206631
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It’s been a lifetime (and three seasons) in the making, but Jane Gloriana Villanueva is finally ready to make her much-anticipated literary debut! Jane the Virgin, the Golden Globe, AFI, and Peabody Award–winning The CW dramedy, has followed Jane’s telenovela-esque life—from her accidental artificial insemination and virgin birth to the infant kidnapping and murderous games of the villainous Sin Rostro to an enthralling who-will-she-choose love triangle. With these tumultuous events as inspiration, Jane’s breathtaking first novel adapts her story for a truly epic romance that captures the hope and the heartbreak that have made the television drama so beloved. Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance set in 1902 Miami—a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the Magic City. Working at the lavish Regal Sol hotel and newly engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams for her future. Then, a figure from her past reemerges to change her life forever: the hotel’s dapper owner, railroad tycoon Rake Solvino. The captivating robber baron sets her heart aflame once more, leading to a champagne-fueled night together. But when their indiscretion results in an unexpected complication, Josephine struggles to decide whether her heart truly belongs with heroic Martin or dashing Rake. Meanwhile, in an effort to capture an elusive crime lord terrorizing the city, Detective Cadden scours the back alleys of the Magic City, tracking the nefarious villain to the Regal Sol and discovering a surprising connection to the Solvino family. However, just when it looks like Josephine’s true heart’s desire is clear, danger strikes. Will her dreams for the future dissolve like so much falling snow or might Josephine finally get the happy ever after she’s been dreaming of for so long?


Author : David Guterson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-08-17
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1408806762
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He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.


Author : Cath Moore
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2020-07-02
Page : 288
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1925923517
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A road trip with unlikely companions, a girl with a unique way of seeing the world, a great loss and a struggle of identity; Metal Fish, Falling Snow is an Own Voices YA debut that packs a punch.


Author : Shamim Sarif
Publisher : Enlightenment Press
Release : 2015-09-01
Page : 370
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780957075276
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Now a Major Motion Picture After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Moscow, Alexander Ivanov has lived in America for forty years and has managed to bury the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late life, Katya - or so he believes. For into his life come two women - one who will start to open up the heart he has protected for so long; another who is determined to uncover the truth about what really happened to Katya all those years ago. The novel's journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals a precarious, dangerous world of secrets and treachery. "Despite the Falling Snow contains all the ingredients of a good thriller: intrigue, suspense, and romance." The Boston Globe 'Quite literally, breathtaking' The Good Book Guide "Novel of the year" Stevie Davies, The Independent "Sarif's thrilling new novel makes me think of the 'The English Patient' and 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Her novel is immensely powerful - and deeply moving." Steve Yarbrough, author of The Oxygen Man


Author : Caryl Phillips
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-09-01
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 030727327X
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From one of our most admired fiction writers: the searing story of breakdown and recovery in the life of one man and of a society moving from one idea of itself to another. Keith—born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother—is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London whose life has come undone. He is separated from his wife of twenty years, kept at arm’s length by his teenage son, estranged from his father, and accused of harassment by a coworker. And beneath it all, he has a desperate feeling that his work—even in fact his life—is no longer relevant. Deeply moving in its portrayal of the vagaries of family love and bold in its scrutiny of the personal politics of race, this is Caryl Phillips’s most powerful novel yet.


Author : Caryl Phillips
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
Page : 307
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 030747383X
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Estranged from his entire family and accused of harassment by a colleague, social worker and race advocate Keith struggles with growing fears about the pointlessness of his work while tracing the events that have led to his present state.


Author : Moying Li
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release : 2010-03-06
Page : 192
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1429940786
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Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of 1966, when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In 1966 Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. After watching her teachers and headmasters beaten in public, Moying flees school for the safety of home, only to witness her beloved grandmother denounced, her home ransacked, her father's precious books flung onto the back of a truck, and Baba himself taken away. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn. Now, with so much of her life at risk, she finds sanctuary in the world of imagination and learning. This inspiring memoir follows Moying Li from age twelve to twenty-two, illuminating a complex, dark time in China's history as it tells the compelling story of one girl's difficult but determined coming-of-age during the Cultural Revolution. Snow Falling in Spring is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


Author : Wendy Austin
E. Sharon Brintnell
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2013-04-23
Page : 240
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1554588901
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First used to describe the weariness the public felt toward media portrayals of societal crises, the term compassion fatigue has been taken up by health professionals to name—along with burnout, vicarious traumatization, compassion stress, and secondary traumatic stress—the condition of caregivers who become “too tired to care.” Compassion, long seen as the foundation of ethical caring, is increasingly understood as a threat to the well-being of those who offer it. Through the lens of hermeneutic phenomenology, the authors present an insider’s perspective on compassion fatigue, its effects on the body, on the experience of time and space, and on personal and professional relationships. Accounts of health professionals, alongside examinations of poetry, images, movies, and literature, are used to explore the notions of compassion, hope, and hopelessness as they inform the meaning of caring work. The authors frame their exposé of compassion fatigue with the very Canadian metaphor of “lying down in the snow.” If suffering is imagined as ever-falling snow, then the need for training and resources for safe journeying in “winter country” becomes apparent. Recognizing the phenomenon of compassion fatigue reveals the role that health services education and the moral habitability of our healthcare environments play in supporting professionals’ ability to act compassionately and to endure.


Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-06-20
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101993502
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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. In 1925, a young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel—a chance to make history. London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she’s done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.


Author : Wicks, Robert J.
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release :
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1587684675
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Essential themes excerpted from five of Wicks' most successful books that offer readers means to seed their souls with ideas, insights, questions and reflections that would encourage them to live their lives with greater peace, hope and holiness.


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Publisher : Graffeg
Release : 2020-07-10
Page : 120
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781912654987
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This is a new, compact A5 edition of Jackie Morris's collection of short stories, The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow. A collection of twelve illustrated folk tales, or lullabies for grown-ups, set in a distant world of music, snow and magic. The stories are based around a series of musically-themed illustrations first created by Jackie for Help Musicians UK.


Author : Franklyn M. Branley
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2000-01-05
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 0064451860
Description :


Snow is falling. Snow is wonderful - for sledding, for skiing, and for building snowmen. But did you know that snow can actually keep things warm? Find out how snow helpf plants, animals, and people to survive. But when a blizzard blows, watch out! The snow that is so useful can be dangerous too. Franklyn M. Branley and Holly Keller team up for a fun and colorful exploration of the world of snow, including experiments and activities for cold winter days. A Let's Read and Find Out Science book, for Stage 1.


Author : Graysen Morgen
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-05-10
Page : 176
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781477410752
Description :


Dr. Cason Macauley, a high-speed trauma surgeon from Denver, quietly spends two months a year in the snow covered mountains of Aspen working in the ER on a rotation between multiple hospitals in the state. She is beginning her third year on the rotation and looking forward to two peaceful, easy months when she is practically plowed down by a beautiful woman on the sidewalk outside of a ski shop. Adler Troy is a professional snowboarder that has time for nothing but the snow. When the stress builds from too many sponsor obligations and a failing marriage, she finds herself in the ER with a concussion from a snowboarding accident. The last thing Cason wants is to fall for a straight married girl that lives life on the edge of a snowboard. Adler doesn't realize what's right in front of her until it's gone, but will it be too late?


Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Release : 2013-04-01
Page : 242
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 0702251720
Description :


Essential reading for every woman who is or may one day become a mother. Women are told they have pregnancy and birth care choices. But their only real choice is which side to take in the birth wars. Each day battles are waged in hospitals and clinics around Australia: between those who view birth as natural and those who view birth as medical. Both sides care deeply about women and babies and, driven by deeply held beliefs, both sides claim they should manage birth for women. They are the doctors and midwives, or 'mechanics' and 'organics', vying for power in The Birth Wars. Based.


Author : Waubgeshig Rice
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2018-10-02
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1773052446
Description :


A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.


Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-03-03
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 059308506X
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A young woman's coming-of-age in 1920, the royal tour of Edward, Prince of Wales, and the secrets that surface more than seventy years later. "A perfectly heartbreaking tale of royalty, lies, and friendship."--Kristin Harmel, author of The Room on Rue Amélie Australia, 1920. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright embarks on the voyage of a lifetime when she's chosen to serve on the cross-continent tour of His Royal Highness, the dashing Edward, Prince of Wales. Life on the royal train is luxurious beyond her dreams, and the glamorous, good-hearted friends she makes--with their romantic histories and rivalries--crack open her world. But glamour often hides all manner of sins. Decades later, Maddie lives in a ramshackle house in Brisbane, whiling away the days with television news and her devoted, if drunken, next-door neighbor. When a London journalist struggling with her own romantic entanglements begins asking Maddie questions about her relationship to the famous and reclusive author M. A. Bright, she's taken back to the glamorous days of the royal tour--and to the secrets she has kept for all these years.


Author : Cynthia Rylant
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-12-05
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 054754507X
Description :


Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.