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A Family Apart

By Joan Lowery Nixon
  • ISBN Code: : 0307827550
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-family-apart.pdf

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FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA

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“A beautifully observed and thrillingly honest novel about the dark corners of family life and the long, complicated search for understanding and grace.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Weather “The Fourth Child is keen and beautiful and heartbreaking—an exploration of private guilt and unexpected obligation, of the intimate losses of power embedded in female adolescence, and of the fraught moments of glancing divinity that come with shouldering the burden of love.” —Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author of Trick Mirror “A remarkable family saga . . . The Fourth Child is a balm—a reminder that it is possible for art to provide a nuanced exploration of life itself.” —Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind and Rich and Pretty The author of Break in Case of Emergency follows up her “extraordinary debut” (The Guardian) with a moving novel about motherhood and marriage, adolescence and bodily autonomy, family and love, religion and sexuality, and the delicate balance between the purity of faith and the messy reality of life. Book-smart, devoutly Catholic, and painfully unsure of herself, Jane becomes pregnant in high school; by her early twenties, she is raising three children in the suburbs of western New York State. In the fall of 1991, as her children are growing older and more independent, Jane is overcome by a spiritual and intellectual restlessness that leads her to become involved with a local pro-life group. Following the tenets of her beliefs, she also adopts a little girl from Eastern Europe. But Mirela is a difficult child. Deprived of a loving caregiver in infancy, she remains unattached to her new parents, no matter how much love Jane shows her. As Jane becomes consumed with chasing therapies that might help Mirela, her relationships with her family, especially her older daughter, Lauren, begin to fray. Feeling estranged from her mother and unsettled in her new high school, Lauren begins to discover the power of her own burgeoning creativity and sexuality—a journey that both echoes and departs from her mother’s own adolescent experiences. But when Lauren is confronted with the limits of her youth and independence, Jane is thrown into an emotional crisis, forced to reconcile her principles and faith with her determination to keep her daughters safe. The Fourth Child is a piercing love story and a haunting portrayal of how love can shatter—or strengthen—our beliefs.

Count the Ways

By Joyce Maynard
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062398296
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: count-the-ways.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her most ambitious novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of her most acclaimed work in a mesmerizing story of a family—from the hopeful early days of young marriage to parenthood, divorce, and the costly aftermath that ripples through all their lives Eleanor and Cam meet at a crafts fair in Vermont in the early 1970s. She’s an artist and writer, he makes wooden bowls. Within four years they are parents to three children, two daughters and a red-headed son who fills his pockets with rocks, plays the violin and talks to God. To Eleanor, their New Hampshire farm provides everything she always wanted—summer nights watching Cam’s softball games, snow days by the fire and the annual tradition of making paper boats and cork people to launch in the brook every spring. If Eleanor and Cam don’t make love as often as they used to, they have something that matters more. Their family. Then comes a terrible accident, caused by Cam’s negligence. Unable to forgive him, Eleanor is consumed by bitterness, losing herself in her life as a mother, while Cam finds solace with a new young partner. Over the decades that follow, the five members of this fractured family make surprising discoveries and decisions that occasionally bring them together, and often tear them apart. Tracing the course of their lives—through the gender transition of one child and another’s choice to completely break with her mother—Joyce Maynard captures a family forced to confront essential, painful truths of its past, and find redemption in its darkest hours. A story of holding on and learning to let go, Count the Ways is an achingly beautiful, poignant, and deeply compassionate novel of home, parenthood, love, and forgiveness.

The Shape of Family

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443459003
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 627
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family’s growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy The Olanders embody a modern family in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat, and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children: headstrong teenager Karina and young son Prem, the light of their home. But love and prosperity cannot protect them from sudden, unspeakable tragedy, and the family’s foundation cracks as each member struggles to seek a way forward. Jaya finds solace in spirituality. Keith wagers on his high-powered career. Karina focuses relentlessly on her future and independence. And Prem watches helplessly as his once close-knit family drifts apart. When Karina heads off to college for a fresh start, her search for identity and belonging leads her down a dark path, forcing her and her family to reckon with the past, the secrets they’ve held and the weight of their choices. The Shape of Family is an intimate portrayal of four individuals as they grapple with what it means to be a family, leaving a painful past and entering a hopeful future. It is a profoundly moving exploration of the ways we all seek belonging—in our families, in our communities and ultimately, within ourselves.

A Family Torn Apart: Part 2 of 3: Three sisters and a dark secret that threatens to separate them for ever

By Cathy Glass
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008540888
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: a-family-torn-apart.pdf

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PART 2 OF 3 Angie, 6, and sister Polly, 4, are utterly distraught when they arrive to stay with foster carer Cathy Glass. Their older half-sister Ashleigh has accused their father of something horrible, and the two young sisters have been removed from home to keep them safe.

Next of Kin: A novel of family dilemma, conflict and a return to the past

By T.L. Dyer
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  • Publisher : Edge of the Roof Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 404
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: next-of-kin.pdf

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What happened before… The Isaacs had everything. Parents to twin teenagers, a boy and a girl, a large house in a secluded spot, money in the bank, good looks, nice cars, holidays abroad. The perfect family. The perfect life. Sacha wished they were her family. She wanted to be a part of them. And for a short time she was. What’s happening now… A single parent, Sacha thought she had struck the right balance between her career as a police officer and caring for her young son. Thought she was enough for him. But now that her father, her childminder to Jake, is moving over five hundred miles away, she’s not so sure. Perhaps it’s time to tell the truth. Except it’s been years since she last spoke to the Isaacs. And that’s a long time to keep a secret like the one she has. What happens next… There are three things that will tear a family apart. Lies, fear, and death. But for Sacha, more damaging than any of these is regret. Because regret will make her wish, with every single cell in her body, that she could turn back the clock. And stop history repeating itself. Next of Kin is a moving story of family dilemma, conflict, and a return to the past, and is the third book in the emotionally fuelled Code Zero police drama series "Kept me absolutely absorbed. It has everything: high drama, terrifying moments, tender moments." "Few authors have the ability to tell a story with the intensity that Dyer does." "Kept me reading into the early hours" ​​​​​​​"Had me engaged from the start"

A Secret in the Family

By Lyn Andrews
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 0755373871
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: a-secret-in-the-family.pdf

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A secret about one young woman's fiancé will tear a family apart... A Secret in the Family is a compelling and atmospheric saga, written by bestselling author Lyn Andrews, of the devastating consequences of long buried secrets. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Lindsey Hutchinson. When best friends Dee Campbell and Jean Williams leave school in 1959, it feels like every opportunity awaits them. Their families haven't long moved from a rundown part of the city to leafy Kirkby when Jean's father wins the Irish sweepstake and soon Jean's set up her own hairdressing salon, while both girls have fallen for good-looking lads with prospects. But Dee's father is about to discover a disturbing truth about her fiancé which will tear the family apart. As Dee flees to Ireland, Jean marries Tony, blissfully unaware that she's not the only pretty girl to catch his eye... Tumultuous years lie ahead but Dee and Jean will learn that the people who love you will always be there when you need them most... What readers are saying about A Secret in the Family: 'One of the best. Enjoyable in all ways, sadness, laughter and tears. Written with the same dedication as all of her other books' 'Held my attention right to the end! Excellently written' 'Very well written and will capture your imagination'

A Family Sin

By Travis Hunter
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  • Publisher : One World
  • Book Code : 0307495396
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: a-family-sin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Karim Spencer, raised in the home of a bootlegger in a run-down neighborhood, has gone on to become a successful businessman with a tony home, a beautiful girlfriend, and a son. But memories of tragedy and betrayal have kept him entrenched in the past, as have the living reminders of his former life, including his down-on-her-luck sister, Nadiah; JaQuan, Nadiah’s thugged-out teenage son; and Karim’s older brother, Omar, serving a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. As emotions reach a boiling point, does Karim have what it takes to set JaQuan on a straight path, clear his brother of a bogus indictment without jeopardizing his own future, and hold together the family that he so desperately loves? As Travis Hunter skillfully draws us in with strong, believable characters with endearing flaws and broken dreams, A Family Sin, full of riveting twists and turns of plot, unravels the mystery of a long-buried secret that threatens to tear a family apart.

Building Your Family to Last

By Kari Torjesen Malcolm
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1597527262
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: building-your-family-to-last.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever met a family so special that you'd like to become a kid again and sign up? Such families play together, pray together, and grow together. The parents have a spiritual maturity that carries them through the crises of life. The children hold fast to the faith even during the turbulent teen years. That's the kind of family Kari Torjesen Malcolm wants to help you build. She's had that kind of family, and her experiences will inspire and challenge you. She'll show you what it means to put Christ first in your life. She deals candidly with the big issues that tend to tear families apart--sex, money, and power. She will help you put the spiritual disciplines to work to deepen your fellowship. And she'll show you how serving others can help you serve each other better. With her help, your family will stay together on the journey of faith. Malcolm is the author of Women at the Crossroads. Born in China of Norwegian missionary parents, she spent fifteen years on the mission field in the Philippines where her two children were reared. Her broad cross-cultural experience lends a richness and depth to her writing that is hard to match. Here you will find help for: 1. putting Christ first 2. reaching out to the world together 3. nurturing young children in the faith 4. spiritual disciplines at home 5. staying together against the odds

Families in Children's Literature

By Nancy Lee Cecil,Patricia Roberts
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  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1563083132
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: families-in-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life

In Focus

By Anna Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • Book Code : 074902741X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: in-focus.pdf

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A pacy page-turner with a ripping plot and characters you care about ... Great stuff! Daily Mail When a new feature on Pete Newbury’s popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is shocked to realise that he’s her baby brother, who disappeared without a trace thirty-eight years ago. He vanished at the age of three and her family has grieved for him ever since, believing him to be dead. But the path to reunion and happiness is fraught with complications, not least Beth’s feelings towards a close friend of her long-lost brother and then the reappearance of her runaway daughter, complete with child. Bridges take time to build, but after so many years of heartache, can Beth manage to keep hold of everything she holds dear?

The Butterfly Garden

By Sophie Anderson
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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1800194757
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: the-butterfly-garden.pdf

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‘Wow!!! What an absolutely devastatingly gorgeous heartbreaking stunning book!!!… One of the best debut novels I've ever read… I was devastated by the end… Once it sucks you in then you’re not coming out until the very last page. Absolutely unputdownable!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I blamed my son for the death of my daughter… Frail butterfly enthusiast Maggie Muir has lived a lonely life in her huge remote house on the Cornish cliffs for many years. Once a mother with two beautiful children, the sudden death of Maggie’s daughter, forever a little girl in her fairy nightdress, ripped the family apart and caused her son Lucas to flee to the other side of the world. But now Maggie is dying and there is something she needs her son to know. As Maggie grows increasingly frail, twenty-five-year-old Erin, who has fled London with a broken heart, arrives to take care of her. Maggie begs Erin to help her find Lucas, who now lives in a far-away place of searing heat and pearly sands. But when Erin tracks Lucas down, it quickly becomes clear that he is hiding something too. What really happened the night his sister died, when a little boy with freckles on his nose made a terrible mistake? And if Erin untangles the web of deceit between mother and son, does she risk learning something unforgiveable about the person she has come to love very deeply? A heart-wrenching but uplifting page-turner about a family ripped apart by guilt and lies, and forgiveness. Set against the storms of the Cornish coast and silvery tropical sands of a distant paradise, The Butterfly Garden is a story of love, loss and letting go. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley will be gripped. What everyone’s saying about The Butterfly Garden: ‘Had me hooked from the start. A wonderful story, which brought on an array of emotions’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book from beginning to end… a wonderful sweeping story of grief, regrets and hidden secrets…will keep you hooked, with some very poignant and emotional parts that’ll have you reaching for the tissues. I loved it. A fabulous debut novel’ A Book ‘n Brew 2 Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written… a captivating story you won’t want to miss.’ Sandrina Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A moving and heartfelt story with lots of family secrets. You will need your tissues ready. I enjoyed this powerful story.’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful story of friendships, secrets and families… this powerful story drew me in… perfection… A fabulous debut novel, I look forward to reading the next one.’ StefLoz Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… From Cornwall to Costa Rica, this book delights over and over… The Butterfly Garden has it all.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!’ Avid Reader ‘Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop!’ Netgalley reviewer ‘I was completely absorbed in The Butterfly Garden from beginning to end… I loved the way the book carefully unravelled the secrets at its centre… had me thinking about the story and the characters long after I had finished reading. Highly recommended’ Beth Miller ‘Moving and heartfelt… I really enjoyed it’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Family Reunited

By Dorie Graham
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460312740
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: a-family-reunited.pdf

Book Short Summary:

She's not here to stay Some things can't be fixed…especially when it comes to Alexandra Peterson's family. They agree on so little that it's been best for her to be anywhere else. But with a crisis looming, how can she stay away? She can, however, set some boundaries and not get too involved. That includes encounters with Chase Carrolton, her high school sweetheart. It's hard to keep her distance from him. He was hot and tempting then. Now he's downright irresistible! With the emotional bombshells coming fast and furious from her family, Chase's strong support is more appealing than ever. Yet all the things he wants—like a life here in Atlanta, children—Alex has learned not to want. And changing her dreams seems like too big a risk….

A Family Affair

By Katie Flynn
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448164850
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: a-family-affair.pdf

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A sweeping family saga travelling from England to China at the beginning of the 20th century It is 1900 and Adeline Warburton and Arnold Haslington have fallen deeply in love. But though both are from wealthy families, their social status is too far apart for their families to approve of the match. And when Arnold marries another, Adeline’s reaction is immediate and altogether unexpected, as she travels to make a new life in China. But although they are separated by thousands of miles, the consequences of their youthful passion continue to haunt them and their children – Addy’s daughter Nala and Arnold’s son, Philip. As the years pass, and the children grow, violent forces are set to bring them together, unaware of the secrets from the past that bind them.