Sam Butcher, creator of the Precious Moments figurines, illustrates prayers for boys and girls. Includes presentation page for personalized giving and 6 full-color Precious Moments illustrations.
The story of the simple pleasures and hard work of an Italian family, living around 1900 in a small village. Based upon the author's childhood.
Sembrava che nulla potesse ostacolare la storia d’amore tra il detective Jason Lewis e la dolce infermiera Elizabeth Reynolds, ma un ritorno dal passato ha rovinato tutto. Dopo aver appreso una terribile rivelazione tra Jason e una donna misteriosa in ospedale, Elizabeth scappa via sconvolta.
Nessuno può placare il suo dolore, neppure le sue migliori amiche. Decide, così, di prendere le distanze da tutto ciò che le ricorda Jason e cercare di riprendere in mano la sua vita.
Ma, si sa, il vero amore non si arrende di fronte a nulla: Jason, consapevole del suo errore, è seriamente intenzionato a riconquistare Elisabeth e farà di tutto per dimostrarle che i suoi sentimenti per lei sono sinceri. Entrambi, però, dovranno fare i conti con qualcuno che cercherà in tutti i modi di ostacolare il loro agognato lieto fine, mettendoli spesso a dura prova. Riuscirà Jason a riconquistare la fiducia e il cuore di Elisabeth? E il loro amore sarà più forte della minaccia che incombe sulle loro vite? Dalla penna di Michela Ray arriva il secondo volume della serie Anime Incatenate, una storia che vi farà sognare fino all’ultima pagina.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
Ryan and Phoebe have been chosen to spend the summer at a prestigious theater camp. As cast members, they must live by one strict rule: no interacting with each other outside of rehearsals.
Only the onstage relationship is permitted. Ryan, an epileptic freerunner, has never let limitations hold him back. So when he meets the girl cast as his sister in the production, he immediately hatches a scheme to get to know the real person behind the character. Phoebe is tired of attention from boys and is looking forward to a chance to leave her reputation behind. The last thing she wants is an illicit romance, and yet there's something about her costar that she just can't ignore. With the help of the stagehands and tech crew, Ryan and Phoebe embark on a daring behind-the-scenes affair and hope it won't get them kicked out of the show before the curtain goes up.
This work by Diane Williams delves into the strange relationships of men and women. From marital betrayal to spousal abuse and unrelenting desire, Williams illuminates the lives of her characters in prose as sparse and stark as it is beautiful. These stories are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels. In them, meanings remain ambiguous and consequences seem uncertain. In the novella “On Sexual Strength” she describes the intense and sometimes strange relationship between two neighboring couples and the rage that comes with adultery, and a narrator whose social inadequacies and lack of inhibitions lead to destruction. The world Williams creates is a sensual place where quiet epiphanies—such as the one that occurs after an extramarital affair— are also possible: “It was like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted nature.
This is how love can be featured.” Such flashes of insight and emotion glue together the fragments of life Williams lays before the reader, and the reader rejoices at the revelations.
In Rue Saint Jacques, cultural discovery is weaved throughout a story of loss, intrigue and self-sacrifice. Young Tennessean Marie Doughten becomes fixated on discovering the secret behind her reclusive employer's forbidden, padlocked room in his 5th arrondissement apartment.
Marie's insatiable curiosity forces her to choose between placing her own life at risk to help the mysterious Charles-Henri de la Motte, or maintain her distance and suffer the consequences of her apathy.