The Family Book

The Family Book
Author: Todd Parr
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0316187100
ISBN 13: 9780316187107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Book Review:

There are so many different types of families, and THE FAMILY BOOK celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Todd Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist.

The Family

The Family
Author: Naomi Krupitsky
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 000849147X
ISBN 13: 9780008491475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Review:

‘A DAZZLING DEBUT’ SARAH WINMAN ‘NAOMI KRUPITSKY'S WORDS SING...I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN’ JOANNA GLEN ‘A VIVIDLY-DRAWN NOVEL... BEAUTIFUL. I LOVED IT!’ CHRISTINA SWEENEY-BAIRD

The Family

The Family
Author: Louise Jensen
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 0008330115
ISBN 13: 9780008330118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Review:

‘This gripping psychological thriller slowly lures you in, then keeps you guessing about who’s good – and who really isn’t – all the way to the end’ Heat ‘Twisted and suspenseful, each layer of deception is peeled back for maximum dramatic impact’ Woman’s Weekly

Death in the Family

Death in the Family
Author: Tessa Wegert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0593097904
ISBN 13: 9780593097908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Family Book Review:

A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. In this captivating mystery that's perfect for fans of Knives Out, Senior Investigator Shana Merchant discovers that murder is a family affair. Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiancé's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. But as a nor'easter bears down on her new territory, Shana and fellow investigator Tim Wellington receive a call about a man missing on a private island. Shana and Tim travel to the isolated island owned by the wealthy Sinclair family to question the witnesses. They arrive to find blood on the scene and a house full of Sinclair family and friends on edge. While Tim guesses they're dealing with a runaway case, Shana is convinced that they have a murder on their hands. As the gale intensifies outside, she starts conducting interviews and discovers the Sinclairs and their guests are crawling with dark and dangerous secrets. Trapped on the island by the raging storm with only Tim whose reliability is thrown into question, the increasingly restless suspects, and her own trauma-fueled flashbacks for company, Shana will have to trust the one person her abduction destroyed her faith in—herself. But time is ticking down, because if Shana's right, a killer is in their midst and as the pressure mounts, so do the odds that they'll strike again.

The Family

The Family
Author: Jeff Sharlet
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 006180181X
ISBN 13: 9780061801815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Review:

They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply believers. Behind the scenes at every National Prayer Breakfast since 1953 has been the Family, an elite network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful. Their goal is "Jesus plus nothing." Their method is backroom diplomacy. The Family is the startling story of how their faith—part free-market fundamentalism, part imperial ambition—has come to be interwoven with the affairs of nations around the world.

Death in the Family

Death in the Family
Author: John Chipman
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0385680856
ISBN 13: 9780385680851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Family Book Review:

In this national bestseller, a work of vigorous reporting, deep compassion and unerring integrity, award-winning journalist and documentarian John Chipman investigates the lives left ruined in the wake of Dr. Charles Smith's ignominious career. In the mid-'90s, the Ontario Coroner's office decided that death investigation teams needed to "think dirty." They wanted coroners, pathologists and police to be more suspicious--to "assume that all deaths are homicides until satisfied that they are not." They were particularly concerned about pediatric deaths, which historically had been exceedingly difficult to investigate. There were usually no witnesses; no evidence to gather at the scene; no outward signs of trauma on the body. If the pathologist did not discover the truth of what had happened, child abuse could go uncovered. Among those charged to "think dirty" was Dr. Charles Smith, Ontario's top pediatric forensic pathologist at the time. But with virtually no training in forensics, Dr. Smith was ill prepared for his work. Instead of basing his judgments on forensic evidence found during autopsies, he allowed himself to be swayed by circumstantial evidence. The defendants were often single mothers--some on welfare, some struggling with substance abuse. And they made for easy targets. Dr. Smith made dangerous assumptions, and the results were catastrophic. Numerous individuals were pronounced guilty, and incarcerated, on his shaky evidence. This penetrating investigative work explores the wide ripples of destruction caused when the justice system fails, the burden felt by ethical individuals working within that system and the importance of its victims finally being heard.

Stella Brings the Family

Stella Brings the Family
Author: Miriam B. Schiffer
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1452135908
ISBN 13: 9781452135908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stella Brings the Family Book Review:

Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

The Family

The Family
Author: David Laskin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 1101638044
ISBN 13: 9781101638040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Review:

The author of the The Children’s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, scholars and farmers, tycoons and truck drivers. The Family is a deeply personal, dramatic, and emotional account of people caught in a cataclysmic time in world history. A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshivatown at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise. The torrent of history took the scribe’s family down three very different roads. One branch immigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation. With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin brings to life the upheavals of the twentieth century through the story of one family, three continents, two world wars, and the rise and fall of nations.

Baby of the Family

Baby of the Family
Author: Maura Roosevelt
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1524743186
ISBN 13: 9781524743185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby of the Family Book Review:

An addictive and wry debut about a modern-day American dynasty and its unexpected upheaval when the patriarch leaves what's left of his fortune to his youngest, adopted son--who doesn't want to be found--setting off a family search and the unearthing of some surprising secrets. The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real estate magnates who were considered "The Landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch Roger dies, he is alone. Word of his death travels from the longtime family lawyer to his clan of children, from four separate marriages, and the news isn't good. Roger has left everything to his twenty-one-year-old son Nick, a Whitby only in name, including the houses currently occupied by Shelley and Brooke--two of his daughters from different marriages. And Nick is nowhere to be found. Brooke, the oldest of the children, who is unexpectedly pregnant, leads the search for Nick, hoping to convince him to let her keep her Boston home and her fragile composure. Shelley hasn't told anyone she's dropped out of college just months before graduating, and is living in her childhood apartment while working as an amanuensis for a blind architect, with whom she develops a rather complicated relationship. And when Nick, on the run from the law after a misguided and dramatic act of political activism, finally shows up at Shelley's New York home worlds officially collide as Nick and the architect's daughter fall in love affair. Soon, all three siblings are faced with the question they have been running from their whole lives: What do they want their future to look like, if they can finally escape their past? Weaving together multiple perspectives to create a portrait of an American family, and an American dream gone awry, Baby of the Family is a book about family secrets--how they define us, bind us together, and threaten to blow us (and more) apart. And a simultaneously amusing and heartwarming look at the various ways in which a family can be created.

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family
Author: Sophie Beer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-12-24
ISBN 10: 1984815067
ISBN 13: 9781984815064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Makes a Family Book Review:

This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.

Owls in the Family

Owls in the Family
Author: Farley Mowat
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1551991993
ISBN 13: 9781551991993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Owls in the Family Book Review:

Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that. But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighbourhood? In Farley Mowat’s exciting children’s story, a young boy’s pet menagerie – which includes crows, magpies, gophers and a dog – grows out of control with the addition of two cantankerous pet owls. The story of how Wol and Weeps turn the whole town upside down is warm, funny, and bursting with adventure and suspense.

The Family Plot

The Family Plot
Author: Megan Collins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 1982163860
ISBN 13: 9781982163860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Plot Book Review:

From the author of The Winter Sister and Behind the Red Door, this “masterpiece of gothic suspense and horror, filled with dark family secrets and stunning twists” (Michele Campbell, author of It’s Always the Husband) follows a family obsessed with true crime as they gather to bury their patriarch—only to find another body already in his grave. At twenty-six, Dahlia Lighthouse is haunted by her upbringing. Raised in a secluded island mansion deep in the woods and kept isolated by her true crime-obsessed parents, she is unable to move beyond the disappearance of her twin brother, Andy, when they were sixteen. After several years away and following her father’s death, Dahlia returns to the house, where the family makes a gruesome discovery: buried in their father’s plot is another body—Andy’s, his skull split open with an ax. Dahlia is quick to blame Andy’s murder on the serial killer who terrorized the island for decades, while the rest of her family reacts to the revelation in unsettling ways. Her brother, Charlie, pours his energy into creating a family memorial museum, highlighting their research into the lives of famous murder victims; her sister, Tate, forges ahead with her popular dioramas portraying crime scenes; and their mother affects a cheerfully domestic facade, becoming unrecognizable as the woman who performed murder reenactments for her children. As Dahlia grapples with her own grief and horror, she realizes that her eccentric family, and the mansion itself, may hold the answers to what happened to her twin.

Murder in the Family

Murder in the Family
Author: Jeff Blackstock
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0735236623
ISBN 13: 9780735236622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Family Book Review:

Shortlisted for the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book Diplomat father. Murdered mother. Emotionally neglected children. An apparent cover-up. Family dinners will never be the same. "I think that my father murdered my mother." That terrible belief spurs author Jeff Blackstock to investigate the circumstances of his mother Carol's death when he was a child. Carol Blackstock died at age 24 in 1959--poisoned by arsenic--but the cause of her death remained shrouded in mystery for decades. Jeff's father George Blackstock was a career diplomat in Canada's foreign service, posted to glamorous Buenos Aires with his wife Carol and their three children. A little more than a year after the family's arrival, the vivacious young mother, now emaciated and in terrible pain, was transferred to Montreal for treatment of a mysterious illness that proved fatal. In the following year, George Blackstock remarried, and a young woman named Ingrid became the feared stepmother to Jeff and his two siblings. Carol's parents soon had suspicions about their son-in-law George but were unable to get justice for their daughter. Class privilege--George was the scion of a Toronto establishment family and Carol was from modest beginnings--and an aversion to scandal all figured in an apparent cover-up. But secrets have a way of eventually disrupting all families. A damning autopsy report about arsenic poisoning, found among their grandmother's effects, leads Jeff Blackstock and his sister to horrifying revelations about their father. Eventually, they confront him and accuse him of their mother's murder. But George offers only vague explanations that don't add up. George died a broken man, mostly abandoned by his adult children. A compelling story of a high-society murder, a heartbreaking tale of emotionally neglected children, and an inquiry into the power and privilege of the Anglo upper classes of the time, Murder in the Family chronicles the shocking legacy of deeply buried secrets and betrayal in one's own family.

Bradshaw On The Family

Bradshaw On  The Family
Author: John Bradshaw
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0757397336
ISBN 13: 9780757397332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bradshaw On The Family Book Review:

Based on the public television series of the same name, Bradshaw On: The Family is John Bradshaw's seminal work on the dynamics of families that has sold more than a million copies since its original publication in 1988. Within its pages, you will discover the cause of emotionally impaired families. You will learn how unhealthy rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children, and the destructive effect this process has on our society. Using the latest family research and recovery material in this new edition, Bradshaw also explores the individual in both a family and societal setting. He shows you ways to escape the tyranny of family-reinforced behavior traps--from addiction and co-dependency to loss of will and denial--and demonstrates how to make conscious choices that will transform your life and the lives of your loved ones. He helps you heal yourself and then, using what you have learned helps you heal your family. Finally, Bradshaw extends this idea to our society: by returning yourself and your family to emotional health, you can heal the world in which you live. He helps you reenvision societal conflicts from the perspective of a global family, and shares with you the power of deep democracy: how the choices you make every day can affect--and improve--your world.

Picturing the Family

Picturing the Family
Author: Silke Arnold-de Simine,Joanne Leal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1000211525
ISBN 13: 9781000211528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picturing the Family Book Review:

Whether pasted into an album, framed or shared on social media, the family photograph simultaneously offers a private and public insight into the identity and past of its subject. Long considered a model for understanding individual identity, the idea of the family has increasingly formed the basis for exploring collective pasts and cultural memory. Picturing the Family investigates how visual representations of the family reveal both personal and shared histories, evaluating the testimonial and social value of photography and film.Combining academic and creative, practice-based approaches, this collection of essays introduces a dialogue between scholars and artists working at the intersection between family, memory and visual media. Many of the authors are both researchers and practitioners, whose chapters engage with their own work and that of others, informed by critical frameworks. From the act of revisiting old, personal photographs to the sale of family albums through internet auction, the twelve chapters each present a different collection of photographs or artwork as case studies for understanding how these visual representations of the family perform memory and identity. Building on extensive research into family photographs and memory, the book considers the implications of new cultural forms for how the family is perceived and how we relate to the past. While focusing on the forms of visual representation, above all photographs, the authors also reflect on the contextualization and ‘remediation’ of photography in albums, films, museums and online.

One Family

One Family
Author: George Shannon
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1466894032
ISBN 13: 9781466894037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Family Book Review:

Just how many things can "one" be? One box of crayons. One batch of cookies. One world. One family. From veteran picture book author George Shannon and up-and-coming artist Blanca Gomez comes a playful, interactive book that shows how a family can be big or small and comprised of people of a range of genders and races.

C Street

C Street
Author: Jeff Sharlet
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-09-27
ISBN 10: 9780316179737
ISBN 13: 0316179736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C Street Book Review:

The "brilliant, courageous" book (Washington Post) that inspired the Netflix documentary series The Family and reveals the secret influence of fundamentalism in American politics. The author of the runaway paperback bestseller The Family returns with a blistering investigation of the true influence of fundamentalism in American politics. Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington, D.C., address. This luxury townhouse, recently the setting of notorious political scandal, is more crucially home to efforts to transform American democracy. After laying bare the Fellowship's history in his runaway bestseller The Family, Sharlet now shows that past efforts of America's religious fundamentalists pale in comparison to their long-term ambitions today. In C STREET Sharlet reveals why culture wars endure and why they matter now--from the American-backed war on gays in Uganda to the battle for the soul of America's armed forces. Drawing on exclusive sources and explosive, newly disclosed documents, Sharlet exposes not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of American fundamentalism. .

Dead in the Family

Dead in the Family
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 110118731X
ISBN 13: 9781101187319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead in the Family Book Review:

In the tenth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood—Sookie Stackhouse learns that not even her psychic abilities can help her solve all the problems in Bon Temps, Louisiana... After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new vampire king because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side—and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.

The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1501190121
ISBN 13: 9781501190124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Upstairs Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB PICK “Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author “A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone. In The Family Upstairs, the master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

The Family Guide to Getting Over OCD

The Family Guide to Getting Over OCD
Author: Jonathan S. Abramowitz
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN 10: 1462546013
ISBN 13: 9781462546015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Guide to Getting Over OCD Book Review:

When a loved one is trapped in an endless cycle of obsessions and compulsions, it's a constant struggle for the whole fa