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Par Erika Ritter. 2004
Writer Ritter has been observing men for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct or imaginary…contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Dads, Heroes, Non-Committals, Outlaws, and many others. A collection of stories about good and bad relationships, family conflicts, love affairs, and Catholicism, which is part memoir, part comedy, and part inspirational handbook for the cynical. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
Par Gary Chapman. 1992
Unhappiness in marriage often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages, believes Dr. Gary Chapman. While working…as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years, he identified five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In a friendly, often humorous style, he unpacks each one. 1992.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Charles Montpetit. 1995
A collection of true stories, written by some of Canada's best writers, about "the first time" -- their first sexual…encounter. The writers include Brian Doyle, W.P. Kinsella, and Julie Lawson. Descriptions of sex. Junior high and older. 1995.
Par David Gilmour. 2007
The true story of author Gilmour's decision to let his 16-year-old son drop out of high school, on the condition…that the boy agree to watch three films a week with him. Examines how those years changed both their lives. From French New Wave and Kurosawa to De Palma, film noir, and Billy Wilder, Gilmour describes key moments in each film, as he teaches his son about life and the vagaries of growing up through the power of the movies. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Canada Reads 2012. 2007.
Par Georgia Witkin. 2000
Explains how women experience stress differently from men and provides techniques and problem-solving skills to reduce it. Includes examples of…dealing with family life (including teenagers and mates), common work problems, sexual difficulties, and aging - along with other unavoidable everyday tensions. 2000.
Par Germaine Greer. 1993
Drawing from history, literature and popular culture, past and present, Germaine Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is at once…an important social commentary and a passionately argued piece of polemic. Descriptions of sex. 1993.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Elizabeth Flock. 2018
This book introduces three Indian couples whose relationships illuminate cultural shifts: Veer and Maya, a forward-thinking professional couple tested by…Maya's desire for independence; Shahzad and Sabeena, whose desperation for a child becomes entwined with the changing face of Islam; and Ashok and Parvati, whose arranged marriage blossoms into true love. 2018.
Par Dan Savage. 2011
Dan Savage recounts his family's campaign to convince him and his boyfriend, Terry, to get married, and explores how his…family's attitudes towards gay marriage reflect those of contemporary American society. 2011.
Par Suzanne Schlosberg. 2004
Author Schlosberg, humiliated by being seated at the dreaded 'Singles Table' at weddings, embarked on a quest not necessarily for…'Mr. Right', but at least for 'Mr. Remote Possibility'. She tried everything from a Kenyan game park, Club Med, and a millennial New Year's Eve celebration in Jackpot, Nevada to feng shui, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and online dating. To celebrate her 1,001 days of celibacy, she set off for an arctic mountain-bike trip but wound up stranded in Russia, where, finally giving up hope, things began to change. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
Par Bruce S Feiler. 2010
When he was diagnosed with cancer, acclaimed author Bruce Feiler couldn't stop thinking about what would happen to his two…young daughters. As a result, Feiler contacted six men who would act as a Council of Dads for his children after he was gone. Here, Feiler chronicles his battle with cancer and his quest to secure his children's futures. 2010.
Par Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 2007
Raised a Muslim but increasingly outraged by her religion's hostility towards women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has now become one of…today's most talked-about, admired and controversial political figures because of her desire to free women from an oppressive Muslim culture. This collection of essays brings together some of her most passionate and compelling writing on a wide range of issues concerning Islam. Drawing on her own first-hand experience and cultural background, she assesses the role of women in Islam both in practice and in theory; the rights of the individual; fanaticism; and Western policies towards immigrant communities. The Caged Virgin is an important addition to the ongoing debate about the 'clash of civilizations' and marks the debut of a writer and activist destined to be one of the key international figures of the early twenty-first century. 2007. Uniform title: De maagdenkooi.
Par Jean-Paul Goujon. 1986
Biographie de Renée Vivien. Morte à Paris en 1909, à peine âgée de trente-deux ans, Renée Vivien a écrit pendant…sa trop brève vie une oeuvre toute imprégnée de sa passion pour les femmes. Affrontant la désapprobation, elle chantera ses amours homosexuelles à travers toute son oeuvre poétique et romanesque. Quelques descriptions de nature sexuelle. 1986.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Par Jackie Kay. 1991
Jackie Kay tells the story of a black girl's adoption by a white Scottish couple, from three different viewpoints: the…mother, the birth mother and the daughter. Also included in the book are new poems reflecting issues of sexuality, Scottishness and being working-class. Strong language. 1991.
Par Stephen R Covey. 1997
From the author of "The seven habits of highly effective people" (DC30225) and father of nine, a method of achieving…peace and harmony at home. Recommends simple and practical ways to communicate and to resolve common problems so that "everyone wins." c1997.
Par Serge Hefez, Valérie Péronnet. 2010
L'auteur affirme que les ruptures conjugales n'ont jamais été aussi nombreuses, car la priorité est accordée à ce qu'il y…a de plus irrationnel et de plus fragile en chaque individu, mais aussi de plus excitant. Face aux attentes, l'idée de couple est devenu difficile à construire : la peur panique de s'être trompé de partenaire pousse souvent à chercher inlassablement un idéal.
Par Steve Doocy. 2008