My Family and Other Strangers: Adventures in Family History through Jeremy Hardy
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: When Jeremy Hardy made up our minds to discover his ancestry it was once, partially, to resolve his grandmother Rebecca’s doubtful claims that the circle of relatives descended from a definite 17th-century architect and that, extra not too long ago, Jeremy’s great-grandfather was once a Royal bodyguard. Other legends ranged from the good aunt who ran unlawful hooch all the way through Prohibition to the wronged Victorian servant woman who bore an illegitimate Hardy, no longer forgetting the circle of relatives’s rightful declare to a big nation property.
Wild tales apart, Jeremy units out to such various places because the Croydon one-way gadget and the adversarial waters round Malta to be able to to find strains of recognisable circle of relatives characteristics and a way of the way he got here to be. With wry humour and a willing eye for the absurd and the irritating, Jeremy takes us on a through turns humorous and transferring adventure into the arena of circle of relatives ancestry.
My Family and Other Strangers might be loved through any person who has attempted to decipher the 1901 census information, or just needs they too had requested their grandparents extra about their lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico by Gloria González-López (Gonzalez-Lopez)
Requirements: .PDF reader, 17.2 mb
Overview: “My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,” confides ‘Elisa’, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets, Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of childhood and adolescent incest. In Mexico, a patriarchal, religious society where women are expected to make themselves sexually available to men and where same-sex experiences for both men and women bring great shame, incest is easily hidden, seldom discussed, and rarely reported to authorities. Through gripping, emotional narrative, González-López brings the deeply troubling, hidden, and unspoken issues of incest and sexual violence in Mexican families to light.
González-López contends that family and cultural structures in Mexican life enable incest and the culture of silence that surrounds it. She examines the strong bonds of familial obligation between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and elders and youth that, in the case of incest, can morph into sexual obligation; the codes of honor and shame reinforced by tradition and the Church, discouraging openness about sexual violence and trauma; the double standards of morality and stereotypes about sexuality that leave girls and women and gender nonconforming boys and men especially vulnerable to sexual abuse. Together, these cultural factors create a perfect storm for generations upon generations of unspoken incest, a cycle that takes great courage and strength to heal from and overcome. A riveting account, Family Secrets turns a feminist and sociological lens on a disturbing trend that has gone unnoticed for far too long.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map for Ministry by R. Robert Creech
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5 MB
Overview: Helps pastoral leaders increase their effectiveness by applying the Bowen Family Systems Theory to congregational life and ministry.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 245 MB
Overview: Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage, with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear, and their once deep friendship begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it.
One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost but not quite wins. From debut novelist Lynda Cohen Loigman comes The Two-Family House, a moving family saga filled with heart, emotion, longing, love, and mystery.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Historical Fiction
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Family Handyman – March 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 104 mb
Overview: The Family Handyman is an American home-improvement magazine, owned by Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Easy Family Recipes Cookbook: Incredible Easy & Delicious Family Recipes by Stephanie Sharp
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.5 MB
Overview: Do you struggle to cook healthy home cooked family meals after your busy days? If so, believe me, you are not alone. With after-school activities, long commutes and super long days, it becomes incredible difficult to get your whole family together to have a family meal. Well this Easy Family Cookbook, is about to change that and allow you the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones by providing you with simple family recipes that are easy to follow and best of all affordable.
These family recipes will do so much more than just provide a meal. They will provide a delicious outlet for all the members of your family; allowing you to sit back and reconnect while discussing your day and the incredible tasting meal in front of you.
Grab a copy of this Easy Family Recipes Cookbook today, and let’s reunite your family.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
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Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora by Julia R. Lieberman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.2 MB
Overview: This collection of essays examines an important and under-studied topic in early modern Jewish social history”-the family life of Sephardi Jewish families in the Ottoman Empire as well as in communities in Western Europe. At the height of its power in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Ottoman Empire spanned three continents, controlling much of southeastern Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. Thousands of Jewish families that had been expelled from Spain and Portugal at the end of the fifteenth century created communities in these far-flung locations. Later emigrants from Iberia, who converted to Christianity at the time of the expulsion or before, created communities in Western European cities such as Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Livorno. Sephardi communities were very different from those of Ashkenazi Jews in the same period. The authors of these essays use the lens of domestic life to illuminate the diversity of the post-Inquisition Sephardi Jewish experience, enabling readers to enter into little-known and little-studied Jewish historical episodes.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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