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An early history of Fairbanks Alaska and the scandle surrounding its founder.
The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused. Captured and shackled in leg irons and chains, Indian John awaits his trial in a settler's loft. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court. His young lawyer faces the wrath of a settlement hungry to see the Indian hang. And 13-year-old Rebecca Carver, terrified by the captive Indian right in her home, must decide for herself what--and who--is right. At stake is a life. Inspired by a true story,Crooked Rivertakes a probing look at prejudice and early American justice. From the Hardcover edition.
Full of emotion and suspense, Crooked River is an inventive and atmospheric story about family and friendship, good and evil, secrets and lies, grief and forgivenessWhere should I start? With Mom's funeral? Or a week earlier on the Fourth of July, the day she died? Or should I skip all that stuff and get straight to the part where Ollie and I just wanted to go swimming and pretend our lives were ordinary again, but when we got down to the river we found another dead woman instead?Still grieving over the sudden death of their mother, fifteen-year-old Sam McAlister and her ten-year-old sister, Ollie, move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their reclusive beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive in Terrebone, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder. He is not evil. I am not good.We are the same: broken and put back together again.Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt--including information that she and Ollie have uncovered. Filled with remorse and refusing to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together. They had mysteriously lost Bear once before and Sam is terrified they will lose him again. Only this time they won't ever get him back. She needs Ollie to help her, but Ollie has not spoken a word since their mother's death.I see things no one else does.I see them there and wish I didn't. I want to tell and I can't.Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom's funeral and continues to hover, a spectrum of colors--pink and rose red, sky blue and honey gold. Now another, coiled and hissing, is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, waiting. Somehow, she must warn her sister. But Ollie worries that if she tries to speak--even to write--the Shimmering will slip inside her, take control, and never leave. Sam and Ollie must find the truth quickly--a search that will lead them to unexpected secrets and terrible lies--because the danger is closer to them than either girl knows.Told in Sam's and Ollie's vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming-of-age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery as haunting as the best Southern gothic fiction that will touch your heart and grip you until the final page.
In Jael McHenry's short story Croquembouche, a young woman in a relationship with a pastry chef realizes that she deserves to be more than just another decorative addition to his perfectly polished world of fancy dinners and wine tastings. This eBook also includes an extended excerpt from McHenry's critically acclaimed debut novel The Kitchen Daughter, now available in paperback.
A spirit-corrupting evil is invading the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. Is it real or a paranoid fantasy generated by an even darker, worldwide threat?
The acknowledged masterpiece of the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter has never been out of print in this country since its first publication in 1927. Its story of a woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway has kept its hold on generations of readers, and the heroine, Kristin--beautiful, strong-willed, and passionate--stands with the world's great literary figures.Volume 111, The Cross, shows Kristin still indomitable, reconstructing her world after the devastation of the Black Death and the loss of almost everything that she has loved.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The center of the greatest empire in the world, the seat of Christianity, Byzantium is a revered city. Marked by gargantuan monuments to God and peopled by the most royal of princes, and the most affluent citizens, Byzantium cannot possibly ever fall. Now under siege by Islam, the Byzantine Empire must look to Christians from the West for help in winning back Jerusalem, the most hallowed of cities. The Byzantines must prevent the disintegration of their empire while protecting the faith of many, but at what expense?
Lamed Shapiro (1878-1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossings, alcoholism, and failed ventures, yet his writings are models of precision, psychological insight, and daring. Shapiro focuses intently on the nature of violence: the mob violence of pogroms committed against Jews; the traumatic aftereffects of rape, murder, and powerlessness; the murderous event that transforms the innocent child into witness and the rabbi's son into agitator. Within a society on the move, Shapiro's refugees from the shtetl and the traditional way of life are in desperate search of food, shelter, love, and things of beauty. Remarkably, and against all odds, they sometimes find what they are looking for. More often than not, the climax of their lives is an experience of ineffable terror. This collection also reveals Lamed Shapiro as anAmericanmaster. His writings depict the Old World struggling with the New, extremes of human behavior combined with the pursuit of normal happiness. Through the perceptions of a remarkable gallery of men, women, children--of even animals and plants--Shapiro successfully reclaimed the lost world of the shtetl as he negotiated East Broadway and the Bronx, Union Square, and vaudeville. Both in his life and in his unforgettable writings, Lamed Shapiro personifies the struggle of a modern Jewish artist in search of an always elusive home.
Autobiography by the wife of the famous author of The Cross and the Switchblade
An inspirational preacher comes to New York City to talk to the delinquent teens and change their lives.
A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.
In Cross Country photographer and author Peter Ashley unleashes his passion for Blighty. He takes us on an enlightening jaunt that encompasses many of England's most loved regions. His love of buildings and landscape extends far beyond architecture in picturesque surroundings. By combining personal reminiscence and an ear for intriguing anecdote, he shows us with wit, and sometimes irreverent comment, just how richly varied the fabric of England is: abandoned Cornish tin mines above tide-washed caves; Norfolk boat sheds leaning on salt marches; Romney Marsh shepherd's houses disappearing behind roadside willows; and hedges looked over in Wiltshire. Local details are found in both Essex estuaries and Cumbrian sand dunes; and long abandoned railway lines are once again pressed into service to take us around his beloved High Leicestershire. Ashley never misses the curious and neglected - be it a sheep wash in the Cotswolds or a disused petrol pump in Herefordshire. He travels deep into t eh countryside he cares about. His wry observations allow us to rediscover and delight in what many of us might previously have deemed familiar territory.
Primed for a challenge, the boys picked the perfect spot: a hard-core run down the ski and hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies. But their adventure takes an unexpected twist when they look into a bank robbery in the tiny town of Evergreen. Their plan was to disappear into the wilds for a week. Now one false move, and they might get buried for good!
Readers of The Quilter's Apprentice and Round Robin have been enchanted by Elm Creek Quilt Camp, where women gather each year for quilting, friendship, and fun. The third in the Elm Creek Quilts series introduces the Cross-Country Quilters, a group of far-flung friends who pledge to complete a "challenge quilt" -- symbolic of each woman's personal goals -- in one year's time. These five women arrive at Elm Creek Manor hoping to find in their quilt lessons an escape from the problems they left at home. Julia, an aging starlet, has pinned her hopes to a plum role in a historical epic whose director is under the mistaken impression that Julia already knows how to quilt. Megan is a successful engineer who has won prizes for her miniature quilt designs. The one challenge she has yet to master is single motherhood. Donna, a mother of two, must hasten to teach her daughter independence and self-esteem -- lessons she, too, must take to heart. Grace is a renowned curator of antique quilts, whose creative flair is waning for reasons she is unwilling to reveal -- even to her closest friends. Vinnie, the senior member of the group, is a sunny soul with a tragic past. Her overwhelming desire is to bring happiness into the lives of those she loves. Although the Cross-Country Quilters share a common creative goal, as the year goes by their bonds are tested by the demands of daily life. But despite differences in age, race, and background, the friends' love for quilting and affection for one another unite them in a patchwork of caring and acceptance. The quilt they make reminds them of an everlasting truth -- friends may be separated by great distance, yet the strength of their bond can transcend any obstacle.
Culture affects everything we do: the simplest phrase can be so steeped in cultural context that even seemingly innocent exchanges between people are loaded with cultural differences waiting to expand into misunderstanding and tension. In response, Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference offers a collection of 74 brief conversations between an American and people from other cultures, spanning nearly every major region of the world. Each dialogue is categorized as a social, workplace or business interaction and contains at least one breach of cultural norms, which the reader is then challenged to address. Even the most careful reader will be caught off guard by some of the dialogues' hidden subtleties. Storti is meticulous in his analysis of each dialogue, pinpointing not only the moment when the interaction goes wrong, but also identifying the cultural reasons behind each participant's point of view. Whether training others or adding to your own cultural awareness, Cross Cultural Dialogues is an excellent resource, encouraging readers to engage in the world and increase their multicultural understanding.
The book integrates the four existential "treatment elements" and the themes of the eight cross-cultural factors.
Table of Contents Part I: Conceptual and Practical Considerations for Effective Therapy 1. Treating Dissimilar Clients: No Longer the Road Less Traveled 1 Charles Negy 2. Competencies for Providing Services to Dissimilar Clients 23 Anthony F Greene 3. Cross-Cultural Assessment: Conceptual Framework and Guiding 35 Principles Lisa A. P. Sanchez-Johnsen and Israel Cuellar 4. Religious Bigotry in Multicultural Psychology and Therapy 61 Charles Negy and Christopher J. Ferguson Part II: Racial and Ethnic Populations 5. Introduction to Hispanic Americans and Latinos/as 77 Miguel Angel Cano and Flor Vanessa Perez 6. Mexican American Psychology: Theory and Clinical Application 85 Linda G. Castillo and Miguel A. Cano 7. Psychological Issues with Puerto Ricans: A Review of Research Findings 103 Consuelo Arbona and Baisilisa Virella 8. Immigration History and Therapy Considerations with Hispanics from Cuba, Central and South America 133 Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, Angela Rojas-Vilches, and Kimber L. Shelton 9. African American Clients: History and Therapy Considerations 161 Nique Fajors and Charles Negy 10. Caucasian (White) Americans: The Forging of an Identity and Culture 187 Christopher Aaron Myers, Dawna Cricket Martita Meehan, and Charles Negy 11. Assessment and Psychotherapy with Asian Americans 207 Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu 12. Cultural Bereavement and Sense of Coherence: Implications for Psychotherapy with Southeast Asian Refugees 237 Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu 13. Psychotherapy with Asian Indian Immigrants: Evolving Issues 251 and Concerns Vidyulata Kamath, Benjamin A. Orooji, and Christopher J. Ferguson 14. Multiracial/ethnic Clients: History, Models, and Treatment Implications 269 Charles Negy, Jenny L Klein, and Eva D. C. Brantley 15. Therapy with Native American Clients 289 Charles Negy 16. Mental Health Counseling with Arab Americans 309 Christopher J. Ferguson PART III: Other Culturally Diverse Populations 17. Feminist Therapies: Working with Diverse Women 327 Shelley M. Park 18. Affirmative Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients 363 Dean M. Amadio and Ruperto M. Perez 19. Working with Disabilities: Client, Therapist, Treatment, and Family Variables 401 Cliff McKinney 20. Older Adults: The Emerging Population for the 21st Century 413 Andrea Dixon Rayle
"Cross-cultural research is now an undeniable part of mainstream psychology and has had a major impact on conceptual models of human behavior. Although it is true that the basic principles of social psychological methodology and data analysis are applicable to cross-cultural research, there are a number of issues that are distinct to it, including managing incongruities of language and quantifying cultural response sets in the use of scales. Cross-Cultural Research Methods in Psychology provides state-of-the-art knowledge about the methodological problems that need to be addressed if a researcher is to conduct valid and reliable cross-cultural research. It also offers practical advice and examples of solutions to those problems and is a must-read for any student of culture"--
Duane Elmer asked people around the world how they felt about Western missionaries. The response? "Missionaries could be more effective if they did not think they were better than us. "The last thing we want to do in cross-cultural ministry is to offend people in other cultures. Unfortunately, all too often and even though we don't mean it, our actions communicate superiority, paternalism, imperialism and arrogance. Our best intentions become unintentional insults. How can we minister in ways that are received as true Christlike service? Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture. He offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others. Here is culturally-savvy insight into how we can follow Jesus' steps to become global servants. Whether you're going on your first short-term mission trip or ministering overseas for extended periods, this useful guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to serve effectively in international settings with grace and sensitivity.
Christine Kling's first novel,Surface Tension, introduced a remarkable sleuth in Seychelle Sullivan. Now, in Kling's electrifying new book, Sullivan returns-a tall, strong, beautiful woman in a man's world, caught up in a complex drama set on the South Florida seacoast, where the crimes, hopes, and follies of dreamers and con artists all come washing ashore. Seychelle is proud to follow in her father's footsteps and work the waters on a tugboat. She remembers Florida before it fractured between rich and poor, white and black, Cuban and Haitian. For Seychelle, life is all about making a living, making love, and keeping her eye on the beauty that still remains in an ever-changing community. Then her life takes a turn when her tug intercepts with a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream. Inside the boat are a murdered woman and a little girl in a white dress. When Seychelle returns to shore with a traumatized Haitian girl named Solange in her cabin, she is faced with the border patrol, the police, and an unraveling love affair. Determined to protect Solange, and somehow keep her from being sent back to Haiti, Seychelle becomes obsessed with the forces that nearly killed the girl-and left her speechless with terror. All Seychelle knows for sure is that Solange's father was an American . . . and that somehow she slipped through a murderer's hands. Exploring the hidden world of Florida's Haitian community, Seychelle realizes that Solange is still in great danger-and that one killer has claimed dozens of lives. With a murderer stalking the child, Seychelle is racing to unravel dangerous truths. But to get the answers she needs, she must return to where it all started: in the waters of the Gulf Stream, where people died for a hope and prayer- and a man with a machete did the work of the devil himself. Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises-from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals-Cross Currentis alive with personalities and passion and the work of an author boldly staking out territory all her own. From the Hardcover edition.
: Do traditional understandings of the cross valorize suffering or violence? Are the older soteriological models, which see redemption as a kind of ransom or debt satisfaction, fitting for the contemporary worldview? Do they produce a piety that acquiesces in needless suffering, or does the cross precisely meet the massive suffering and injustice of today's world?Following an expert introduction to the issues and options by editor Marit Trelstad, each author addresses the Christian symbol of the cross in the context of current theological, sociological, political, or environmental issues.
Alone in New York City, a young actress becomes entangled in an international caperLizanne Steffasson used to dream of life on the Broadway stage--that is, until she came crashing down to Earth. Having decided to aim lower, she dreams simply of being able to pay her rent--which is why she responds to a strange ad in the newspaper: "Wanted: A beautiful girl. One not afraid to look on danger's bright face." Lizanne is neither beautiful nor fearless, and she's about to come face-to-face with a most fearful danger indeed. When the Swedish billionaire known as the Cross-Eyed Bear died, he left his three sons' inheritance in a trust, to be collected when the youngest turned twenty-one. But just before his birthday, the youngest son disappeared into the wilds of New York. Now, the estate lawyer wants Lizanne's help finding him. Lizanne knows more of the story than her new employer realizes--and she cannot trust anyone if she is to come through the mission alive.
John Bevan finally found the loving family he lacked as an orphaned child. Then a fatal car accident steals away all he loves most. John erects two small crosses at the scene of the accident. One day, he meets a young man who is touching up the crosses with white paint-a man he knows only as The Cross Gardener. Their conversations and travels transform John's life, because The Cross Gardener's knowledge is heaven-sent...
Eighth book of the Owen Archer mystery series
This book for teens was written in the 195-'s but many of its themes are relevant today. Kathy Barnum, adjusting to a new school and senior year, wishes she could be in the Crowd, and she is in love with Chuck Taylor, the nicest boy in school, who doesn't seem to notice her. Suddenly everything changes. Faye and Diana, members of the Golden circle, ask her to pledge for that prestigious and exclusive club. Then she gets the chance to date chuck taylor, the boy of her dreams. But just as everything seems perfect, Kathy starts to become disillusioned with the Golden Circle and wonders whether Chuck is quite the wonderful boy she had thought. Family troubles, divided loyalties, and the complications of becoming a woman are all part of this thoughtful, gentle, and sometimes funny novel. Teen girls today may be more sophisticated, but i think they will still like this book and Kathy.
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