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A World Apart

Author : David Rousset
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A World Apart

Author : Marie Joseph
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A sequel to "A Better World Than This", which won the Romantic Novelists' Award. It is 1947. The war is over, but life is still very harsh. Following the death of her husband Joshua, the indomitable Daisy Penny resolves to sell her boarding-house in Blackpool and start a new life in the country.

A World Apart

Author : Tzvi Rabinowicz
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A World Apart

Author : Cristina Rathbone
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“Life in a women’s prison is full of surprises,” writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women’s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists there is also humor and romance and downright bloody-mindedness. Getting beyond the political to the personal, A World Apart is both a triumph of empathy and a searing indictment of a system that has overlooked the plight of women in prison for far too long. At the center of the book is Denise, a mother serving five years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Denise’s son is nine and obsessed with Beanie Babies when she first arrives in prison. He is fourteen and in prison himself by the time she is finally released. As Denise struggles to reconcile life in prison with the realities of her son’s excessive freedom on the outside, we meet women like Julie, who gets through her time by distracting herself with flirtatious, often salacious relationships with male correctional officers; Louise, who keeps herself going by selling makeup and personalized food packages on the prison black market; Chris, whose mental illness leads her to kill herself in prison; and Susan, who, after thirteen years of intermittent incarceration, has come to think of MCI-Framingham as home. Fearlessly truthful and revelatory, A World Apart is a major work of investigative journalism and social justice. From the Hardcover edition.

A World Apart

Author : Daphne Rae
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A penetrating and entertaining book by the wife of a leading headmaster, describing the life of English public schools, warts and all.

Five Miles Away A World Apart

Author : James E. Ryan
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How is it that half a century after Brown v. Board of Education--and in spite of increased funding for urban schools and programs like No Child Left Behind--educational opportunities for blacks and whites in America still remain so unequal? In Five Miles Away, A World Apart, James Ryan provides a sobering answer to this question by tracing the fortunes of two schools in Richmond, Virginia--one suburban, relatively affluent, and mostly white, and the other urban, relatively poor, and mostly black. Ryan shows how court rulings against desegregation in the 1970s laid the groundwork for the massive disparities between urban and suburban public school districts that persist to this day. The Nixon administration, intent on shoring up its base in the "silent majority," allowed suburbs to lock nonresidents out of their school systems. Urban schools, whose student bodies were becoming increasingly poor and black, simply received more funding, a panacea that has proven largely ineffective, while the academic independence (and superiority) of suburban schools was held sacrosanct. Drawing on compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, including one who has been a principal at both schools featured in the book, Ryan explains how certain policies--school finance, school choice, and standardized testing--not only fail to bridge the performance gap between students at urban and suburban schools but actually perpetuate segregation across the country. Ryan closes by suggesting innovative reforms that would bring greater diversity into our schools by shifting the emphasis from racial to socioeconomic integration. An incisive critique of exactly how and why our educational policies have gone wrong, Five Miles Away, A World Apart will interest all those who wish to see our educational system heal the divide between rich and poor and live up to our highest democratic ideals.

The Renaissance in Venice

Author : Patricia Fortini Brown
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Examines the nature of art, public, private and devotional - Patronage and pageantry - Secular art - Titian - Tintoretto - Veronese - Bellini - Carpaccio - Venetian art; Procession in the Piazza San Marco (Gentile Bellini) with detailed description & analysis - Consignment of the Sword (Francesco Bassano).

A World Apart

Author : Elisabeth Fabritius
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It is the largest exhibition of Anna Ancher's work ever to be held in the United States. Including over 40 paintings by Anna Ancher and more than 20 by her Skagen colleagues, this exhibition explores her role as the only professional female artist within the colony and, in turn, her place in the history of western art.

A World Apart The Witching Hour

Author : Nora Roberts
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A World Apart Kadra is a warrior - a demon slayer from another world. With her highly tuned senses and Amazonian physique she was born to fight, and lives only to protect her people. That is her duty - something she accepts without question, just as she accepts she will always be alone. But when the king of Demons escapes through a mysterious portal, Kadra must follow - and finds herself in modern day New York. This strange and dangerous city is a baffling place, even for a warrior like Kadra. And when she meets Harper Doyle, the handsome and sceptical private investigator destined to help her, things become very complicated. And exciting . . . The Witching Hour A kingdom is plagued by tragedy until a wizard-god's spell brings forth a courageous and beautiful young woman who must follow her heart in love and follow her destiny in battle . . .

A World Apart

Author : Beth W. Gale
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This is the first book-length study of female adolescence in the French novel of this period. It analyzes representations of the "world apart" of female adolescence in selected novels from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the nineteenth century, several factors contributed to the shaping of a new social category for young women, which then gained increasing attention from writers. Art and life echoed one another, as novels about female adolescents created a social stir, and incited further discussion about the proper role for young women in French society. In this book, the author considers key novels of female adolescence from the period as a means of understanding the concerns and desires they embody. Examining these novels thematically and chronologically, Dr. Gale traces shifting social values and sexual roles and examines the ways in which various artistic, intellectual, or literary influences of each period shape its portraits of female adolescence. Novelists create their young female characters as French society undergoes parallel transformation. In this sense, female adolescents represent, for the novelists, the possible futures of France. Many of the novels analyzed in this study enjoyed mitigated success in France when they were first published, and are all but forgotten today. Societal conditions gave female writers secondary status and repressed the expression of subversive ideas regarding young women. These novels mark the birth of French interest in the documentation and shaping of young female experience through literature. Literary portrayals of the unique space of female adolescence reveal hopes and fears concerning the future, gender relations, social institutions, and a country's place in the world. This work will be particularly useful to scholars and students working on youth, coming-of-age novels, gender studies, cultural history, and/or French studies, but will also interest a general audience. It contributes to recent interest in adolescence by providing a pertinent cultural, historical, and literary perspective. The book covers relatively unexplored territory in French studies, but also creates links to related fields such as cultural studies, the history of women, and gender studies. A World Apart illuminates both the grounding of female adolescence in a specific historic and cultural setting and the timelessness of adolescence as a literary and social theme.

A World Apart

Author : Caro Fraser
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Mark Mason lives a seemingly idyllic life. But with his sons approaching adulthood, and wife Paula finding fulfilment in a new business venture, he begins to feel marginalized. Almost inevitably Mark embarks on an affair but, before he can begin his double life, the affair comes to an end and Paula finds out.

A World Apart

Author : Gustaw Herling-Grudziński (Schriftsteller, Polen, Italien)
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A World Apart

Author : Adam S. Fox
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Life in Shetland

Author : Ursula Venables
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Worlds Apart

Author : Norman Geisler
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Those looking for a compendium of the major world views, written from a Christian perspective, need look no further. Comprehensive and readable, well organized and up to date, 'Worlds Apart' stands alone. After introducing the meaning and function of a world view, the authors explore the seven major world views of our day -- theism, atheism, pantheism, pantheism, deism, finite godism, and polytheism. They delineate the varieties within each view, analyze the beliefs of its major representatives, and outline and evaluate its basic tenets. The authors present the seven world views in such a way that one can compare and contrast these views. ÒIt is our hope,Ó they write, Òthat [readers] will carefully consider all the options and then decide, even if it means discarding the world view [they] now have.Ó In this revised edition the authors have updated the text and bibliography, rewritten several sections, and included suggested readings for each world view. Like the original edition, published in 1984, this volume contains a glossary of terms and an index of subjects and names.

A World Apart

Author : Ian Henderson
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Consists of the artist's memories of time and place in the Cotswolds.

A World Apart

Author : Nora Roberts
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A World Apart

Author : Mel Gough
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Ben's life appears perfect. He has a career to shine in and a beautiful family. But his marriage is over, and being a small-town cop is turning into a dead-end job. Hot-headed troublemaker Donnie is used to being side-eyed by the fuzz. Getting dragged into the station for a crime he didn't commit is no big surprise - but a cop who gives a damn sure is. Ben has no clue how much a second encounter with the secretive redneck will shake up his life. Donnie's sullen vulnerability arouses a passion Ben hasn't felt for a long time. Soon, nothing matters but helping Donnie fight his demons. Can they carve a new life together out of the ashes?

Worlds Apart

Author : Branko Milanović
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Setting the stage : The Three Concepts of Inequality Defined - Other Differences between the Concepts - International and World Inequality Compared / - Inequality among countries: Rising Differences in Per Capita Incomes - Regional Convergence, Divergence, or . . . ''Vergence'' - The Shape of International GDP Per Capita Distribution - Winners and Losers: Increasing Dominance of the West / - Global inequality: Concept 2 Inequality: Decreasing in the Past Twenty Years - High Global Inequality: No Trend? - A World without a Middle Class / - Concluding comments: The Three Concepts of Inequality in Historical Perspective - Why Does Global Inequality Matter and What to Do about It?

Worlds Apart

Author : Charles Muller
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Beth Richards writes: "My poetry probably reflects the inside image of my thoughts-sometimes very deep thoughts. I write from the heart and sometimes when I'm in a reflective mood my poetry is serious and somewhat philosophical " This collection of poems is a result of Beth's suggestion to Charles Muller that they produce a book that combines their gifts. Beth says: "Charles and I have led two very different lives, and it shows in our writing-hence the title Worlds Apart. Apart from having been born in different hemispheres, we are two very different people, but we appear to be kindred spirits in many ways. (Both born under the star sign of Leo!)" The poems by Charles Muller are perhaps more startling, with jagged images and sentences that cut like broken glass, sometimes exposing the raw nerves of life. Many of these were composed in the context of Apartheid South Africa and recall the violence and injustices of those times. Beth and Charles are also artists, and the cover depicts a painting by each of the poet-paintings that highlight their contrasting worlds.