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Missing Mila, Finding Family: An International Adoption in the Shadow of the Salvadoran Civil War (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

Posted: 21/12/2012

In the spring of 1983, a North American couple who were hoping to adopt a child internationally received word that if they acted quickly, they could become the parents of a boy in an orphanage in Honduras. Layers of red tape dissolved as the American Embassy there smoothed the way for the adoptio...

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Family Matters: Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature

Posted: 21/12/2012

To help librarians and teachers gain a deeper understanding of this sensitive subject, Family Matters: Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature takes a close look at 115 works of children's literature that have themes related to adoption and foster care, including many that have received...

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Modern Family: Wit and Wisdom from America's Favorite Family

Posted: 21/12/2012

The Hilarious New Book by the Writers of the Emmy-winning Hit Show Modern Family Every week, the families of Modern Family have something to learn. Sometimes it's a lesson about parenting. Other times, it's about surviving marriage--or getting along with the dreaded in-laws. But no matter what, t...

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Guide to the Senegal Parrot and Its Family

Posted: 21/12/2012

This updated bird owner's guide, written by experts on parrot psychology and care, instructs on socializing and instilling domesticated behavior patterns in birds of the Poicephalos family. A friendly and relatively quiet parrot, the Senegal makes an excellent companion for parrot lovers who migh...

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Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man

Posted: 21/12/2012

Award-winning journalist Brian McGrory goes head to beak in a battle royale with another male for a top-spot in his home, vying for dominance with the family’s pet rooster.    Brian McGrory's life changed drastically after the death of his beloved dog, Harry: he fell in ...

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FAMILY SECRETS: One Woman's Affectionate Look at a Relatively Painful Subject

Posted: 21/12/2012

In five very funny and poignant monologues revealing the experiences and perceptions of three generations of the Fisher family, Sherry Glaser translated the story of her family into an acclaimed one-person play. This book weaves the monologues through a running narrative by the author, exploring ...

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A Private Family Matter: A Memoir

Posted: 21/12/2012

This is a story about how I was saved by love, at a time when most people considered me beyond rescue.So begins Victor Rivas Rivers in this powerful chronicle of his escape from the war zone of domestic violence -- too often regarded as a "private family matter" -- and his journey toward independ...

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The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family

Posted: 21/12/2012

" Click here to view images from the book The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family documents the history of America's acting dynasty in words and pictures with never-before-seen photos from the Barrymore collection. Including beautiful portraits from John and Dolores's honeymoon, film stills, and...

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Me And My Shadows: A Family Memoir

Posted: 21/12/2012

Born into the twin shadows of a famous mother and older sister, Lorna Luft was always referred to as Judy Garland's "other daughter." But the little girl who first performed "Jingle Bells" at the tender age of four on stage with her mother was blessed with her own talent, zest for living, and kna...

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Elvis Day by Day: The Definitive Record of His Life and Music

Posted: 21/12/2012

From Elvis' foremost biographer, Peter Guralnick, author of the bestselling two-volume biography, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, and Ernst Jorgensen, the premier archivist and reissue producer of Elvis' recorded work, comes a unique chronicle of Elvis Presley's life and music. Granted u...

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