Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
Author: Elyse Schein,Paula Bernstein
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN 10: 1588366448
ISBN 13: 9781588366443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identical Strangers Book Review:

As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults.”—Reader’s Digest (Editors’ Choice) WINNER OF A BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. What’s more, after being separated as infants, she and her sister had been, for a time, part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula Bernstein, a married writer and mother living in New York, also knew she was adopted, but had no inclination to find her birth mother. When she answered a call from her adoption agency one spring afternoon, Paula’s life suddenly divided into two starkly different periods: the time before and the time after she learned the truth. As they reunite, taking their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. And when they investigate their birth mother’s past, the sisters move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives. Praise for Identical Strangers “Remarkable . . . powerful . . . [an] extraordinary experience . . . The reader is left to marvel at the reworking of individual identities required by one discovery and then another.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Absorbing.”—Wired “[A] fascinating memoir . . . Weaving studies about twin science into their personal reflections . . . Schein and Bernstein provide an intelligent exploration of how identity intersects with bloodlines. A must-read for anyone interested in what it means to be a family.”—Bust “Identical Strangers has all the heart-stopping drama you’d expect. But it has so much more—the authors’ emotional honesty and clear-eyed insights turn this unique story into a universal one. As you accompany the twins on their search for the truth of their birth, you witness another kind of birth—the germination and flowering of sisterly love.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand “A transfixing memoir.”—Publishers Weekly

Identical Strangers Poetry Doubles

Identical Strangers  Poetry Doubles
Author: Martin Avery
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2010-08-29
ISBN 10: 0557545382
ISBN 13: 9780557545384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identical Strangers Poetry Doubles Book Review:

A poetry marathon inspired by meeting someone with my name at a poetry workshop after a novel marathon.

Identical Stranger

Identical Stranger
Author: Alice Sharpe
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN 10: 1488045917
ISBN 13: 9781488045912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identical Stranger Book Review:

A woman identical to her is missing. Will she be next? Private investigator Jackson Travers swears he’s located his best friend’s missing wife, but Sophie Sparrow is not Sabrina Cromwell, even if she looks identical to the woman in Jack’s photo. When Sophie is nearly killed, Jack wonders if it’s a case of mistaken identity. Can he uncover the truth before Sophie—and her missing doppelgŠnger—end up dead?

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
Author: Michael Maguire
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 9781736818336
ISBN 13: 1736818333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identical Strangers Book Review:

Beyond the gates of Earth a new threat grows. Gorgunandro, son of Baeloff the Demon Lord has awoken. Banished during his murderous rampage through the Old Worlds almost 800 years ago, he has returned to destroy the bloodlines of all who dared oppose him. When Scott Parker and Roper Robbins are attacked on opposite ends of Earth by the demon's merciless henchmen, they are thrown headfirst into a strange new world, one where they will be tested in the most brutal ways imaginable. Separated at birth because of the danger they posed to their kingdom, they are reunited once more in the Forest of Shadows. Here, they discover that they are not only brothers but entities of a much higher power. With time running out they must embrace their heritage and confront their innermost fears, all whilst training to face an enemy of unimaginable horror.In a final game of chase, they must outrun monsters, outsmart sorcerers, and outlive their friends. For if they don't, their worlds and ours will surely plummet into darkness.

Deliberately Divided

Deliberately Divided
Author: Nancy L Segal
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 1538132869
ISBN 13: 9781538132869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliberately Divided Book Review:

In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories for the first time.

American Baby

American Baby
Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0735224692
ISBN 13: 9780735224698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Baby Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book The shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other. During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and childbirth were taboo subjects. Premarital sex was common, but birth control was hard to get and abortion was illegal. In 1961, sixteen-year-old Margaret Erle fell in love and became pregnant. Her enraged family sent her to a maternity home, and after she gave birth, she wasn't even allowed her to hold her own son. Social workers threatened her with jail until she signed away her parental rights. Her son vanished, his whereabouts and new identity known only to an adoption agency that would never share the slightest detail about his fate. Claiming to be acting in the best interests of all, the adoption business was founded on secrecy and lies. American Baby lays out how a lucrative and exploitative industry removed children from their birth mothers and placed them with hopeful families, fabricating stories about infants' origins and destinations, then closing the door firmly between the parties forever. Adoption agencies and other organizations that purported to help pregnant women struck unethical deals with doctors and researchers for pseudoscientific "assessments," and shamed millions of women into surrendering their children. Gabrielle Glaser dramatically demonstrates the power of the expectations and institutions that Margaret faced. Margaret went on to marry and raise a large family with David's father, but she never stopped longing for and worrying about her firstborn. She didn't know he spent the first years of his life living just a few blocks away from her; as he grew, he wondered about where he came from and why he was given up. Their tale--one they share with millions of Americans--is one of loss, love, and the search for identity. Adoption's closed records are being legally challenged in states nationwide. Open adoption is the rule today, but the identities of many who were adopted or who surrendered a child in the postwar decades are locked in sealed files. American Baby illuminates a dark time in our history and shows a path to reunion that can help heal the wounds inflicted by years of shame and secrecy.

New Understandings of Twin Relationships

New Understandings of Twin Relationships
Author: Barbara Klein,Stephen A. Hart,Jacqueline M. Martinez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-12-24
ISBN 10: 1000287548
ISBN 13: 9781000287547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Understandings of Twin Relationships Book Review:

New Understandings of Twin Relationships takes an experience-based approach to exploring how twin attachment and estrangement are critical to understanding the push and pull of closely entwined personal relationships. Based on the research expertise of each of the authors (all identical twins in their own right), and vignettes from twins across the globe, this book describes the inner workings of the twin-world, showing how the twin-world creates experiences that are often more intense and intricately textured than those in the singleton-world. Chapters debunk myths surrounding twinship and analyze the developmental stages of the twin relationship as well as the effect of being a twin on one’s mental health from different perspectives. The authors articulate how attachment, separation anxiety, loneliness, estrangement, and the subjective experience of the twin and non-twin "other" impact behavior, thinking, and feeling. Through its careful study of the many psychological challenges that twins face throughout their lifetime, this text will help psychologists, scholars, clinicians, and twins themselves attain a deeper understanding of all interpersonal relationships.

Third Twin

Third Twin
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 0307775100
ISBN 13: 9780307775108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Twin Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career. To extricate herself, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America—men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.

Nature s Thumbprint

Nature s Thumbprint
Author: Peter B. Neubauer,Alexander Neubauer
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780231104418
ISBN 13: 0231104413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Thumbprint Book Review:

In Nature's Thumbprint, one of the country's foremost psychiatrists and his son, a writer, explore the impact of today's new genetic research on our understanding of human development and personality. Using original case studies of identical twins adopted in infancy and reared apart, this extraordinary book untangles the complex interaction between genetics and experience.

Someone Else s Twin

Someone Else s Twin
Author: Nancy L. Segal
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 1616144386
ISBN 13: 9781616144388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone Else s Twin Book Review:

The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner. Identical twins Begoña and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain’s Canary Islands. Due to chaotic conditions at the hospital or simple human error, the unthinkable happened: Delia was unintentionally switched with another infant in the baby nursery. This fascinating story describes in vivid detail the consequences of this unintentional separation of identical twin sisters. The author considers not only the effects on these particular sisters, but the important implications of this and similar cases for questions concerning identity, familial bonds, nature-nurture, and the law.

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 1250818400
ISBN 13: 9781250818409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Perfect Strangers Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Soon to be a Hulu original series “If three characters were good in Big Little Lies, nine are even better in Nine Perfect Strangers.” —Lisa Scottoline, The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out... Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can? It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-08-08
ISBN 10: 0307827666
ISBN 13: 9780307827661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stranger Book Review:

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

Indivisible by Two

Indivisible by Two
Author: Nancy L. Segal
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780674019331
ISBN 13: 0674019334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indivisible by Two Book Review:

The joys and real-life traumas of twelve remarkable sets of twins, triplets, and quintuplets are revealed in this collection of stories that are a reminder of how incompletely any theory explains real life.

Broke Is Beautiful

Broke Is Beautiful
Author: Laura Lee
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10
ISBN 10: 1458758826
ISBN 13: 9781458758828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broke Is Beautiful Book Review:

The economic downturn has forced nearly everyone into a life of limited means, but author Laura Lee was broke before it was cool. She won't tell anyone to clip coupons or forego their morning latte-in fact, she won't give any guidance on how to be saved from a dark financial destiny. Instead she provides readers with a psychological how-to full of fun tidbits. Broke is Beautiful is an insightful compendium of history, inspiration, facts, and humor that all celebrate the lack of money as a gateway to more serenity, self-awareness, and yes, even security. In the tradition of Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life and Eric Wilson's Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, here is an unconventional take on a subject that is relevant to us all. It is quirky comfort for the (literally) poor soul: offering historical and geographic perspective, ponderings on consumerism and credit scores, and even recipes for ramen noodles.

Satire Comedy and Mental Health

Satire  Comedy and Mental Health
Author: Dieter Declercq
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN 10: 1839096667
ISBN 13: 9781839096662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satire Comedy and Mental Health Book Review:

Satire, Comedy, and Mental Health examines how satire helps to sustain good mental health in a troubled socio-political world. Through an interdisciplinary dialogue and a close analysis of satire in various media, the book argues that satire helps us cope in a sick world through its ambiguous combination of critique and entertainment.


Author: David Linden
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1541698878
ISBN 13: 9781541698871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unique Book Review:

Inspired by the abundance of unique personalities available on dating websites, a renowned neuroscientist examines the science of what makes you, you. David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the biology common to all humans. But a few years ago he found himself on OkCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human diversity, he got to wondering: What makes us all so different? Unique is the riveting answer. Exploring everything from the roots of sexuality, gender, and intelligence to whether we like bitter beer, Linden shows how our individuality results not from a competition of nature versus nurture, but rather from a mélange of genes continually responding to our experiences in the world, beginning in the womb. And he shows why individuality matters, as it is our differences that enable us to live together in groups. Told with Linden's unusual combination of authority and openness, seriousness of purpose and wit, Unique is the story of how the factors that make us all human can change and interact to make each of us a singular person.

One and the Same

One and the Same
Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0307279626
ISBN 13: 9780307279620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One and the Same Book Review:

Journalist Abigail Pogrebin, a twin herself, offers a poignant and personal look at what it's really like to live with one's mirror image and tells the story of many twins who struggle to balance intimacy and individuality.

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior
Author: Mary Uhl-Bien,Ronald F. Piccolo,John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1119503779
ISBN 13: 9781119503774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Behavior Book Review:

Organizational Behavior is a multidimensional product to allow for student development in knowledge, analysis, synthesis and personal development with pedagogical features designed to bring Organizational Behavior to life. This product reframes the content of organizational behavior to reflect the inherent interdependence of factors that explain human behavior. Traditional OB topics are introduced as part of an integrated framework for answering practically-relevant questions about why people behave as they do and how to effectively self manage and influence others.

Femininity Self harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

Femininity  Self harm and Eating Disorders in Japan
Author: Gitte Marianne Hansen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317444396
ISBN 13: 9781317444398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femininity Self harm and Eating Disorders in Japan Book Review:

From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture. This book examines the relationship between normative femininity and women’s self-directed violence in contemporary Japanese culture. To theoretically define the complexities that constitute normativity, the book develops the concept of ‘contradictive femininity’ and shows how in Japanese culture, women’s paradoxical roles are thematised through three character construction techniques, broadly derived from the doppelgänger motif. It then demonstrates how eating disorders and self-harm are included in normative femininity and suggests that such self-directed violence can be interpreted as coping strategies to overcome feelings of fragmentation related to contradictive femininity. Looking at novels, artwork, manga, anime, TV dramas and news stories, the book analyses both globally well known Japanese culture such as Murakami Haruki’s literary works and Miyazaki Hayao’s animation, as well as culture unavailable to non-Japanese readers. The aim of juxtaposing such diverse narrative and visual culture is to map common storylines and thematisation techniques about normative femininity, self-harm and eating disorders. Furthermore, it shows how women’s private struggles with their own bodies have become public discourse available for consumption as entertainment and lifestyle products. Highly interdisciplinary, it will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese culture and society and gender and women's studies, as well as to academics and consumers of Japanese literature, manga and animation.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith,Michael Nation
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781405882323
ISBN 13: 1405882328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

Reading level: 4 [red].