Op een warme zomerochtend is 'geluksdeskundige' Mart Hitz onderweg naar zijn vrouw om haar te vertellen dat hij haar voor een ander gaat verlaten.
Aan de rand van zijn woonplaats stuit hij op een wegversperring. De dijk langs de ringvaart blijkt doorgebroken en de bewoners zijn overgebracht naar een sporthal. Als hij zijn vrouw daar niet kan vinden, begint een even duistere als zenuwslopende zoektocht die hem door het onbekende leven van zijn vrouw voert. Het beeld dat hij van haar en van zijn huwelijk had, blijkt voornamelijk een bedenksel. Wanneer zijn veertienjarige dochter, ingefluisterd door zijn schoonouders, hem de verdwijning begint te verwijten, staat hij helemaal alleen voor zijn opdracht: het vinden van de vrouw die hij wil verlaten.
Alethea Black's deeply moving and wholly original debut features a coterie of memorable characters who have reached emotional crossroads in their lives. Brimming with humor, irony, and insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You'd Be Lovely delivers that rare thing—stories with both an edge and a heart.
This fifth edition of a survey of American literature offers the work of 212 writers, with 38 newly included. This modern section has been overhauled to reflect the diversity of American writing since 1945. A section on 19th-century women's writing is included.
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the count others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
From the PREFACE: The following papers are published chiefly because they treat in a concrete and personal manner some of the principles which the writer has developed in two previously published books, The Educative Process and Classroom Management, and in a forthcoming volume, Educational Values.
It is hoped that the more informal discussions presented in the following pages will, in some slight measure, supplement the theoretical and systematic treatment which necessarily characterizes the other books. In this connection, it should be stated that the materials of the first paper here presented were drawn upon in writing Chapter XVIII of Classroom Management, and that the second paper simply states in a different form the conclusions reached in Chapter I of The Educative Process. The writer is indebted to his colleague, Professor L.F. Anderson, for many criticisms and suggestions and to Miss Bernice Harrison for invaluable aid in editing the papers for publication.
But his heaviest debt, here as elsewhere, is to his wife, to whose encouraging sympathy and inspiration whatever may be valuable in this or in his other books must be largely attributed. Urbana, Illinois, March 1, 1911 CONTENTS: I-Craftsmanship in Teaching II-Optimism in Teaching III-How may we Promote the Efficiency of the Teaching Force? IV-The Test of Efficiency in Supervision V-The Supervisor and the Teacher VI-Education and Utility VII-The Scientific Spirit in Education VIII-The Possibility of Training Children to Study IX-A Plea for the Definite in Education X-Science as Related to the Teaching of Literature XI-The New Attitude toward Drill XII-The Ideal Teacher
A collection of English prayers and devotions from the Middle Ages, long only in the hands of scholars, compiled and edited with great care by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson to be put back into devotional use. And it will be found, I believe, that these exquisite verses and meditations will especially afford fruitful material and inspiration for mental prayer, as well as forms for vocal communion with God - Msgr. Benson.