Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008252025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9531

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008252007

Category: Adoption

Page: 336

View: 5911

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.
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Conspicuous Compassion

Why Sometimes it Really is Cruel to be Kind

Author: Patrick West

Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 5116

"We live in an age of conspicuous compassion. We sport empathy ribbons, send flowers to recently deceased celebrities, weep in public over murdered children, apologize for historical misdemeanors, wear red noses for the starving, go on demonstrations to proclaim 'Drop the Debt' or 'Not in My Name.' We feel each other's pain. We desperately seek a common identity and new social bonds to replace those that have withered in the post-war era - the family, the church, the nation and neighborhood. Mourning sickness is a religion for the lonely crowd that no longer subscribes to orthodox churches. Its flowers and teddies are its rites, its collective minutes' silences its liturgy and mass. This book's thesis is that such displays of empathy do not change the world for the better: they do not help the poor, diseased, dispossessed or bereaved. Our culture of ostentatious caring is about projecting your ego, and informing others what a deeply caring individual you are. It is about feeling good, not doing good, and illustrates not how altruistic we have become, but how selfish. And, as Patrick West shows in this witty but incisive monograph, sometimes it can be cruel."
Posted in Social Science

Cruel to Be Kind: Part 1 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008252041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 5851

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9780008259556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6883

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Kind of Cruel

Culver Valley Crime

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444708341

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2578

The brilliantly chilling seventh crime thriller from the queen of psychological suspense - a must-read for fans of Tana French and Liane Moriarty. 'Utterly chilling' Observer 'Truly hair-raising' Independent on Sunday Some secrets are so dark you keep them even from yourself . . . When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia . . . She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where . . . She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of . . .
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Cruel to be Kind

Author: Timothy Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780747219354

Category: Mothers

Page: 282

View: 2006

Psychological crime thriller. A young woman's husband is accidentally killed by a man, who, wracked with guilt, first tries to help, and then to control her.
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Cruel to Be Kind

Author: Stephanie Vaughan

Publisher: Phaze Books

ISBN: 9781594266836

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2666

Steve Eriksson is a regular guy. He likes basketball and beer. He works hard in his family's construction and restoration business. Steve's normal life is about to change. Because he's about to meet Megan. Professional chef Megan Mussina returns to her home town looking for some peace and quiet. A place to put her life back in order after the disaster of a relationship gone publicly wrong. A new man in her life is the last thing she wants. Until she meets Steve. From the first they share an overpowering physical attraction. Steve is just the sort of powerful, successful submissive man Megan never knew she needed. And Megan knows the one thing Steve never knew he craved. Sometimes, you've got to be Cruel to be Kind.
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Our Kind of Cruelty

A Novel

Author: Araminta Hall

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374717990

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4443

One of LitHub’s Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018 “This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.” —Gillian Flynn “A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense. This is a love story. Mike’s love story. Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together. It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls. It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus. It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .
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Dare to Be Kind

How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Author: Lizzie Velasquez

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316272450

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1636

"Sometimes we are met with overwhelming challenges that knock us off our feet-but [Lizzie has] been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything [she does]." --Michelle Obama Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was older that she understood what that meant to herself and others. In this daring, inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt and empowers us to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and depression she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity and hope. Dare to Be Kind offers the path to self-acceptance, love, and tolerance, and provides a framework for living with confidence and resilience, and ultimately, forging a radically compassionate world.
Posted in Self-Help

Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual, 1955-1999

Author: N.A

Publisher: Record Research Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 895

View: 2233

(Book). A must for every music enthusiast's bookshelf, our new Pop Annual 1955-1999 is a year-by-year ranking, in numerical order according to the highest chart position reached, of the 23,070 singles that peaked on Billboard 's pop singles charts ("Hot 100," "Best Sellers in Stores," "Most Played by Jockeys," "Most Played in Juke Boxes" and "Top 100") from January, 1955 through December, 1999. Features comprehensive, essential chart data and more arranged for fast, easy reference. All new features include: the names of the songwriters for every title that ever made the "Hot 100" or any of Billboard 's other pop charts since 1955. All titles from Billboard 's "Hot 100 Airplay" and "Hot 100 Sales" charts that did not make the "Hot 100" are now included in a special year-end wrap-up at the end of the yearly rankings. The special bonus section also features: Top 500 artists ranking * charted Christmas singles section * Academy Award & Grammy Award-winning songs & records * complete alphabetical song title list * other artist, songwriter & record achievements.
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A Mercy

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 030737307X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7676

A powerful tragedy distilled into a small masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . . At the novel's heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter – a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.
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Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062224751

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5663

If you’re excited about the upcoming Disney film Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, don’t miss Cruel Beauty. The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in this dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Perfect for fans of bestselling An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away. Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is what she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Deathless

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429968400

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6570

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century. Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei's beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later: How to raise your kid with love and limits

Author: Dr. Robin Berman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007579837

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5133

With so many parenting styles to choose from, when it comes to giving your child the best start in life it can be difficult to know which way to turn. Psychiatrist and mother Robin Burman’s brilliant new book shows you the way: Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later is the definitive guide to helping your child grow with both love and discipline.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Crying in the Dark

Author: Shane Dunphy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935510

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8689

Four extraordinary true stories ... Bobby and Micky, six and four, controlled from beyond the grave by their evil father ... Mina, seventeen, who has Downs Syndrome, desperate to be like everyone else, falling into the hands of men who abuse her trust ... Sylvie, a fourteen-year-old mother being pimped by her father ... Twins Larry and Francey, ten, scarcely human after an upbringing of savage and unimaginable cruelty ... One inspiring account of how one man got to know these wounded children and tried to give them hope - and a future.
Posted in Political Science

Have Courage, Be Kind: The Tale of Cinderella

Author: Brittany Candau

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781484723616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8688

Ella is different than most young women in the kingdom. She can quote any Shakespearean play. She befriends every animal she meets, including the scurrying mice living in the walls. She believes in the power of kindness, in changing customs that are not so kind. Ella has faced unspeakable tragedy and loss, and is at the mercy of her cruel stepfamily. And yet, Ella tries to keep a brave face, no matter how difficult this becomes. Kit has always been deemed a "dreamer." He values peace above all else. He's never understood the point of certain royal traditions and rituals. He'd rather spend time in his mother's garden than learn to fence or sit for a portrait. And as a prince, this has been somewhat problematic. This is a story about kindness and courage, about love lost and love found, about the power of names. This is the story of Cinderella.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction