The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir. Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

The Boy No One Loved and Crying for Help 2-in-1 Collection

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007533217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 3614

Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir The Boy No One Loved now combined in a single volume with her shocking title Crying for Help about a troubled 12-year-old girl.

The Boy No One Loved: Free Sampler

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008147868

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 50

View: 3872

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Casey Watson with this free extended eBook sampler of Casey’s first book, and Sunday Times bestseller, The Boy No One Loved.

The Upright Piano Player

Author: David Abbott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849169691

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Henry Cage seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. On the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random act of violence which soon escalates into a prolonged persecution, with tragic consequences. Family secrets are revealed, and when his ex-wife Nessa summons Henry to Palm Beach, he realises that there is little time to redress the mistakes of the past. The Upright Piano Player explores with a tender, yet unflinching eye the small but devastating flaws in human nature that can shape our destinies.

The Boy Who Loved Rain

Author: Gerard Kelly

Publisher: Lion Fiction

ISBN: 1782641300

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 6017

Colom is the teenage son, and Fiona the wife, of David Dryden, pastor of a high profile church in London, who is admired for his emphasis on the Christian family. But all is not well. Colom's erratic behaviour causes a great deal of family stress. When a commitment to die is discovered in Colom's room after the suicide of a school friend, David finds himself out of his depth - and Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees ... A wonderful, intelligent and searching novel about the toxic nature of secrets, and the possibility of starting again.

El Serviazgo As I’ve Experienced It

Author: Iván Mancillas

Publisher: OIMG

ISBN: 2954548142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 7395

This book will give you the essential steps to become an inspiring leader through a very effective service philosophy: "Serviazgo". Launch a great personal and professional and personal life with specific and effective methods. Iván Mancillas graduated from the Anáhuac University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. A founding partner of Compartamos Banco S. A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, over the last 20 years, he has held various positions within the company, including: sales director, personnel director, executive business director, executive talent director and leadership director. Prior to taking over the management of Fundación Gentera A.C., he was chairman of ProDesarrollo, Finanzas y Microempresas A.C., a national network of financial service institutions geared toward economic development and combatting poverty. He is currently advisor to Compartamos Financiera Peru.

The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes

Author: Randi Davenport

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4416

“A heartbreaking, disturbing, and truly courageous story of one mother’s fight to save her son” (Alice Hoffman, New York Times–bestselling author). Randi Davenport’s young son, Chase, kept having problems, but a diagnosis proved elusive. Some said it was autism, others, ADHD—but as time went by, the problems only increased. She worked hard to provide her family with a sense of stability and strength, but her husband’s erratic behavior only made the situation worse. Eventually, James Davenport slipped into his own world, leaving his wife and kids behind. At fifteen, Chase entered an unremitting psychosis—pursued by terrifying images, unable to recognize his own mother, unwilling to eat or even talk. This is the heartbreaking yet triumphant story of how a single mother navigated the byzantine and broken health care system, and managed to not just save her son from the brink of suicide, but bring him back to her and make her family whole again. The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes is “an unforgettable memoir of a shattered family, a mother’s abiding love, and the frightening permutations of the human mind” (Elle). “A gripping and deeply compelling book about a mother’s search for the proper care and treatment for her psychotic son. Davenport shows us the gritty and enraging reality of our long fractured mental health system . . . The best book I’ve read about mental illness since Kay Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind.” —Virginia Holman, author of Rescuing Patty Hearst: Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad “A brave and beautiful story by a born writer . . .This book is like a beacon, offering clarity, inspiration, and validation for us all, especially those of us, like myself, who have struggled with serious mental illness in our families.” —Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger