You're My Pet 4

Author: Yayoi Ogawa

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642127736

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 7410


What's a girl to do? Sumire's boyfriend has proposed, she's been reduced to working as a mascot in a theme park and Momo's been looking decidedly fuzzy! And that's not all... Sumire is in for a surprise with some new additions to her little family: Momo's brought home a couple of special guests! Can Sumire manage this magically-expanding menagerie of a home?

Managing for Mission

Author: Jack Peterson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105396630

Category:

Page: N.A

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Thirteens

Author: Kate Alice Marshall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593117034

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6541


Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret--and the three kids brave enough to uncover it. Every thirteen years in the town of Eden Eld, three thirteen-year-olds disappear. Eleanor has just moved to the quiet, prosperous Eden Eld. When she awakes to discover an ancient grandfather clock that she's never seen before outside her new room, she's sure her eyes must be playing tricks on her. But then she spots a large bird, staring at her as she boards the school bus. And a black dog with glowing red eyes follows her around town. All she wants is to be normal, and these are far from normal. And worse--no one else can see them. Except for her new friends, Pip and Otto, who teach her a thing or two about surviving in Eden Eld. First: Don't let the "wrong things" know you can see them. Second: Don't speak of the wrong things to anyone else. The only other clue they have about these supernatural disturbances is a book of fairytales unlike any they've read before. It tells tales of the mysterious Mr. January, who struck a cursed deal with the town's founders. Every thirteenth Halloween, he will take three of their children, who are never heard from again. It's up to our trio to break the curse--because Eden Eld's thirteen years are up. And Eleanor, Pip, and Otto are marked as his next sacrifice.

Dirty Work

Author: Eyal Press

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374714436

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6645


A groundbreaking, urgent report from the front lines of "dirty work"—the work that society considers essential but morally compromised. Drone pilots who carry out targeted assassinations. Undocumented immigrants who man the “kill floors” of industrial slaughterhouses. Guards who patrol the wards of the United States’ most violent and abusive prisons. In Dirty Work, Eyal Press offers a paradigm-shifting view of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who perform society’s most ethically troubling jobs. As Press shows, we are increasingly shielded and distanced from an array of morally questionable activities that other, less privileged people perform in our name. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn unprecedented attention to essential workers, and to the health and safety risks to which workers in prisons and slaughterhouses are exposed. But Dirty Work examines a less familiar set of occupational hazards: psychological and emotional hardships such as stigma, shame, PTSD, and moral injury. These burdens fall disproportionately on low-income workers, undocumented immigrants, women, and people of color. Illuminating the moving, sometimes harrowing stories of the people doing society’s dirty work, and incisively examining the structures of power and complicity that shape their lives, Press reveals fundamental truths about the moral dimensions of work and the hidden costs of inequality in America.

O Lost

Author: Thomas Wolfe,Arlyn Bruccoli,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570033698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 694

View: 7216


Sixty-six thousand words were omitted for reasons of propriety and publishing economics, as well as to remove material deemed expendable by Perkins. Published for the first time on October 3, 2000 - the centenary of Wolfe's birth - O Lost presents the complete text of the novel's manuscript.".

The Meep Sheep

Author: Chris Ringler

Publisher: Chris Ringler

ISBN: 1451522126

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 3289


Welcome to the Kingdom of Man, where the Mistresses of Magic have ruled their Kingdom with sunshine and peace for centuries. As the dawning of a new age comes and a new Mistress is about to take the throne as Queen though, darkness is finally coming to the land. In a world full of amazing creatures and wondrous sights it will fall to people who have yet to meet to stand together against a hidden enemy who is working to bring darkness back to the land forever and who seeks to destroy all that is good in the Kingdom. But it is always during the darkest of times when the light can become the brightest, and in order to save their world, strangers will become friends, friends will become heroes, and heroes will become legends, united by their common hope and the simple magic of the Meep Sheep.

Testing Fresh Expressions

Author: John Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317045785

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 2507


Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. Part 1 examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions. From a careful study of factors underlying attendance decline and growth, Part 2 argues that long-term decline can be resisted only if churches are better able to attract children, the non-churched or both. Part 3 tests the comparative ability of a group of growing parish churches and a group of fresh expressions to resist trends of decline and discovers some intriguing social dynamics common to both groups. Part 4 argues that fresh expressions do not fulfil the unique role often claimed for them but that they do have the capacity to help reinvigorate the whole church.

Could it be Adult ADHD?

Author: Jan Willer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190670134

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2662


One out of every 10 adult psychotherapy clients likely has ADHD. Due to high comorbidities with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental disorders, along with considerable behavioral dysfunction, adult ADHD is even more common in clinical populations than the general public. When an ADHD diagnosis is missed, psychotherapy is often frustrating and less effective. Could it be Adult ADHD? is for mental health professionals who wish to learn how to recognize, assess, and treat adult ADHD. Written in a style maximally accessible to the practicing mental health professional, this book educates early-career psychotherapists and experienced professionals alike on the disorder and its treatment. Author Jan Willer provides a full description of adult ADHD symptoms, based on the most current research, including executive functioning problems, emotional dysregulation, atypical reward sensitivity, and problems with time perception. Recognizing patterns of dysfunction is essential to identify ADHD, so two detailed composite cases are presented, along with supplemental case material. Strengths that may be associated with ADHD are described. Willer offers guidance on providing psychoeducation about cognitive differences in ADHD, which is essential for client self-acceptance and adaptive functioning. Common psychotherapy problems with ADHD clients are addressed, including chronic lateness to sessions, missed appointments, motivation problems, difficulties with homework, and tangentiality. Willer also discusses medications for ADHD, including their benefits, contraindications, and side effects, and reviews the effectiveness of non-traditional treatments.