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The Tender Land

Author : Kathleen Finneran
ISBN : 0547349289
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A superb portrait of family life, THE TENDER LAND is a love story unlike any other. The Finnerans -- parents and five children, Irish Catholics in St. Louis -- are a seemingly unexceptional family. Theirs is a story seldom told, yet it makes manifest how rich and truly extraordinary the ordinary daily experience we take for granted is. In quietly luminous language, Kathleen Finneran renders the emotional, spiritual, and physical terrain of family life -- its closeness and disconnection, its intimacy and estrangement--and pays tribute to the love between parents and children, brothers and sisters. Ultimately, it is this love that sustains the Finnerans, for at the heart of THE TENDER LAND lies a catastrophic event: the suicide at fifteen of the author's younger brother after a public humiliation in junior high school. A gentle, handsome boy, Sean was a straight-A student and gifted athlete, especially treasured by every member of his family. Masterfully, the book interweaves past and present, showing how inseparable they are, and how the long accumulation of love and memory helps the Finnerans survive their terrible loss. THE TENDER LAND is a testament to the always complicated ways in which we love one another. In the end, the Finnerans are a family much like the reader's own: like every other family, like no other family.

You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author : Mims Cushing
ISBN : 9781935281122
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard of and yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the extent and importance of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as: What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Seeking St Louis

Author : Lee Ann Sandweiss
ISBN : 1883982111
Genre : History
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Complementing the new permanent exhibition at the Missouri Historical Society, this anthology gathers over three centuries of writings on St. Louis by 100 individuals who have been inspired to describe the physical and cultural essence of this region. The volume contains excerpted selections from all genres—travel diaries, poetry, fiction, journalism, drama, and rare out-of-print and previously unpublished archival material—including poems by Angus Umphraville, from the first volume of verse published west of the Mississippi, and newspaper articles by Theodore Dreiser when he was a beat reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Other compelling excerpts were authored by such notables as Auguste Chouteau, Charles Dickens, William Wells Brown, William T. Sherman, Sara Teasdale, T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Fanny Hurst, William S. Burroughs, Miles Davis, Nzotake Shange, John Lutz, Carl Phillips, and Quincy Troupe. A biographical introduction precedes each entry to place the author and the excerpt in the proper historical context. The content of Seeking St. Louis was enriched by the involvement of several of the St. Louis area's foremost literary experts—Robert Boyd, Jan Garden Castro, Gerald Early, Wayne Fields, and Karen Goering—who served as contributing editors.

The Advocate

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ISBN : UOM:49015003079200
Genre : Gay liberation movement
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006106498
Genre : Libraries
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ISBN : NWU:35556032890923
Genre : Gay men
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Do They Have Bad Days In Heaven

Author : Michelle Linn-Gust
ISBN : 0972331808
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The M Word

Author : Kathy Pories
ISBN : UVA:X004805507
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A collection of incisive essays dealing with the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of gay people to marry features contributions--both gay and straight, serious and humorous--from such authors as Francine Prose, George Saunders, Wendy Brenner, Dan Savage, Stacey D'Erasmo, David Leavitt, Alexander Chee, Jim Grimsley, and Michael Parker. Original.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111050477
Genre : American literature
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Author : Marshall N. Klimasewiski
ISBN : 0393330966
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short tales about the emotional consequences of tyrannical behavior and lust includes the stories of a son who questions his father's Old-World values and an interracial couple's reconsideration of their self-imposed exile. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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