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Author : Kathryn Stockett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-02-10
Page : 544
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1440697663
Description :

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

Author : Babette Rothschild
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2006-03-17
Page : 272
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0393712702
Description :

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

Author : C. Garcia
V. Young
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-08-13
Page : 255
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1137446269
Description :

This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

Author : Susan Straight
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2008-11-26
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307488268
Description :

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom.Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette’s experience–and the treacherous world she must navigate–with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama.

Author : Kim Edwards
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006
Page : 414
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780143037149
Description :

In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Author : Industry Canada
Competition Bureau Canada
Publisher : Competition Bureau Canada
Release : 2014-03-10
Page : 44
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1100232400
Description :

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

Author : Pat Conroy
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2011-08-03
Page : 800
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307804739
Description :

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

Author : Shanti Swarup Gupta
Publisher : Abhinav Publications
Release : 2006-01-01
Page : 260
Category : Gods, Hindu
ISBN 13 : 8170174481
Description :

This Is Probably For The First Time That A Serious Study Of Deities Of Rig Veda Has Been Made With The Help Of Modern Research Methodology And Science To Find Out What The Rishis Had Said, A Few Thousand Years Back, About The Deities. Efforts Were Also Made To Identify These Gods. It Is A Finding Of Great Importance That What Rishis Had Said About These Gods Is Being Corroborated By The Western Science Today. Dr. Gupta Has Grouped These 33 Gods Of Rig Veda In Three Categories: (I) Natural Phenomena Gods Sky, Earth, Fire, Air And Water. All The Material Things Are Produced By Their Permutations And Combinations. These Five Natural Phenomena Gods Have Their Sub-Gods Also. For Example, Agni Has Surya Agni (Nuclear Energy), Apan Napat Agni (Agni In The Sky Like Lightning), Davanal (Agni On Earth), Badvanal (Agni In The Oceans Or Water) And Jathragni (Agni In The Body); (Ii) Gods Connected With Soul Energy Such As Vishnu (Can Be Compared With A Modern Generating Station), Brahama, Who Induces The Tiny, Invisible, Weightless Particles Of Soul Energy In All The Living Beings To Give Them Life, Shiva, Who, At An Interval Of Time, Takes Out This Particle Of Soul Energy From All The Living Beings And They All Become Dead, And Yama, Who And Whose Assistants Take These Tiny Particles Of Soul To A Place Called Yama Loka; (Iii) Craftsmen Gods Such As Vishvakarma, Tvastha And Ribhugan Who Assemble And Mix The Five Basic Elements In Different Proportions To Create Structures Or Forms So That Soul-Particles Can Be Introduced In Them; And (Iv) Miscellaneous Gods Such As Rishis And Other Men, Animals (Cow, Frog, Etc.) Raised To Godhood, And Other Important Things Like Meaning Of Prayer, Does Rig Veda Give History Etc.

Author : Кэтрин Стокетт
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2021-01-23
Page :
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN 13 : 5041417741
Description :

Предлагаем вниманию читателей первый роман американской писательницы Кэтрин Стокетт, вышедший в свет в 2009 году и сразу ставший бестселлером. В книге приводится полный неадаптированный текст романа с комментариями и словарем.

Author : W. BRADFORD (Philomath.)
Publisher :
Release : 1761
Page : 35
Category :
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Publisher : createspace
Release : 2018-08-19
Page : 67
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 1725921227
Description :

This book intends to provide an overview of biostatistics concepts and methodology through the use of statistical software. It helps clinicians, health care and biomedical professionals who need to have basic knowledge of biostatistics as they come across clinical data related to patient, drug and dosage requirement, treatment modalities in day to day life and they are required to take clinical and health care decisions based on the data. This book covers basic concepts involved in the field of Biostatistics such as descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, correlation and regression along with the advanced concepts such as factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis and survival analysis. Each topic is explained with the help of R statistical package (open source package). One important note that the book will not discuss about the formulas and equations involved in the statistical concepts and the author assumes that the readers have basic understanding of excel as the sample dataset is used in the book are mostly excel based datasets and also have some clinical background.

Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2017-05-10
Page : 168
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9264273883
Description :

This report reviews recent developments in the application of behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

Author : William Mackintosh
Publisher :
Release : 1742
Page : 15
Category :
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Author : Kathryn Stockett
Publisher :
Release : 2012-01-01
Page :
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781620190760
Description :

Save both time and money with the downloadable version of Prestwick House Teaching Units! For the new teacher, Prestwick House's extensive line of title-specific Teaching Units may serve as a starting point. For the experienced teacher, the Unit may serve as a point of departure. Our aim is to save you time and energy while alleviating the frustration.

Author : L. Brooks
Publisher :
Release : 1856
Page : 18
Category : Average of accounts
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Author : Siri Hustvedt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-03-19
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1982102853
Description :

Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence A provocative, exuberant novel about time, memory, desire, and the imagination from the internationally bestselling and prizewinning author of The Blazing World, Memories of the Future tells the story of a young Midwestern woman’s first year in New York City in the late 1970s and her obsession with her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite. As she listens to Lucy through the thin walls of her dilapidated building, S.H., aka “Minnesota,” transcribes her neighbor’s bizarre and increasingly ominous monologues in a notebook, along with sundry other adventures, until one frightening night when Lucy bursts into her apartment on a rescue mission. Forty years later, S.H., now a veteran author, discovers her old notebook, as well as early drafts of a never-completed novel while moving her aging mother from one facility to another. Ingeniously juxtaposing the various texts, S.H. measures what she remembers against what she wrote that year and has since forgotten to create a dialogue between selves across decades. The encounter both collapses time and reframes its meanings in the present. Elaborately structured, intellectually rigorous, urgently paced, poignant, and often wildly funny, Memories of the Future brings together themes that have made Hustvedt among the most celebrated novelists working today: the fallibility of memory; gender mutability; the violence of patriarchy; the vagaries of perception; the ambiguous borders between sensation and thought, sanity and madness; and our dependence on primal drives such as sex, love, hunger, and rage.

Author : Lisa Wortman Raring
Publisher :
Release : 2017
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This dissertation examines online product reviews posted by members of an online beauty social network called MakeupAlley (commonly referred to by its members as MUA). A mixed method study involving quantitative and qualitative content analyses of MUA product reviews was conducted to explore and test a framework identified here as a "duality" at work in MUA product reviews - specifically, a help / hurt duality framework. The help / hurt duality framework is tested by examining the extent to which MUA enables its members to (1) help one another circumvent advertising by distinguishing "good" or effective products from "bad" or ineffective ones, while at the same time (2) inadvertently hurt one another by recommending the purchase of arguably unnecessary products. By encouraging others to purchase these products, reviewers contribute to a highly commercialized, materialist culture. MUA members thus participate in continuing the status quo in which beauty and appearance are chief markers of satisfaction and success. I propose that both sides of the duality framework - the help side and the hurt side - co-exist in MUA product reviews. That is, MUA is a notably consumerist, commercial entity in and of itself, and by its very existence "hurts" consumers by drawing attention to and perpetuating discussion about products those consumers do not need. At the same time, MUA product reviews appear to be 100% consumer-generated and MUA does not edit content, thus providing a ("helpful") forum for members to drive the nature and purpose of the MUA site by way of the content they themselves produce and choose to make public. In sum, the purpose MUA serves for consumers, the agency MUA-ers have in shaping that purpose in the form of their reviews, and the overarching role MUA and MUA-ers have on others' purchasing decisions and behaviors make for a complex and multi-faceted relationship between the site and its members that is both "helpful" and "hurtful" at the same time - a complexity deserving of study. The framework of a duality at work in online product reviews, both supported and complicated by media and cultural studies theories as well as consumer psychology, is explored in this dissertation.

Author : Kenneth J. Neubeck
Noel A. Cazenave
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
Page : 288
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134001517
Description :

Welfare Racism analyzes the impact of racism on US welfare policy. Through historical and present-day analysis, the authors show how race-based attitudes, policy making, and administrative policies have long had a negative impact on public assistance programs. The book adds an important and controversial voice to the current welfare debates surrounding the recent legilation that abolished the AFDC.

Author : Jennifer Johnston
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1989-02-23
Page : 160
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0141909439
Description :

As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army – Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...

Author : David Denby
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-06-18
Page : 496
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1439127158
Description :

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. In Great Books, he leads us on a glorious tour, a rediscovery and celebration of such authors as Homer and Boccaccio, Locke and Nietzsche. Conrad and Woolf. The resulting personal odyssey is an engaging blend of self-discovery, cultural commentary, reporting, criticism, and autobiography -- an inspiration for anyone in love with the written word.