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Trapped Inside My Mother s Mirror

Author : Gregory M. Smith
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This book is about one person's experience growing up in a family that was heavily influenced by a narcissistic mother and violence in the household. I was born into such a family. My mother was extremely narcissistic, and she would subject me to constant verbal and physical assaults. I was born with a cleft palate, and as such I guess I was different from day one. My mother blamed me for anything and everything, in fact I was seen as the scapegoat of the family. My life was hard. Not only was I being victimized at home by my mother and extended family, I was constantly harassed and bullied at school. These were tough times and the only person I felt safe with was my Nonno. This is not a story about victimization...this is a story about one person's ability to rise above adversity. As children we learn by others, in fact we are conditioned to adopt and inherent other people's opinions which in turn lead to personal belief systems about where and how we fit into the world. These beliefs become coping strategies; subconscious beliefs about who and how we are. As a result of this, my life was not an easy one. I made decisions that were based upon my influential beliefs, poor choices that led to more misery and suffering. I ended up being married to a man who was very similar to my mother, and he was extremely abusive and violent. It wasn't until I reached out for help that I began to realize that it wasn't my fault for everything...and that I was being manipulated. I always tried to fix things and made excuses, quite often taking the blame for situations beyond my control. Fact was I never really had control...my mother saw to that. She undermined me and created in me the sense of failure and a shame-based personality. I had no power, nor did I have a voice. Once I found my own strength, I left my husband and turned away from my mother. Many times, I tried to reconcile with her, but I would not subject myself to her vindictive and abusive ways. In the end I had to let her go. My family and relatives also abandoned me unless I return to the way they wanted me to be. I wasn't going to do that. I was isolated and alone, but I was free. This is my story.

A Most Improper Magick

Author : Stephanie Burgis
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"I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin. I made it almost to the end of my front garden . . ." Magic may be the greatest scandal in Regency England. But that's not going to stop Kat Stephenson when there are highwaymen to foil, sinister aristocrats to defeat . . . and true loves to capture for her two older sisters.

As You Look in the Mirror

Author : Wendy L. Riley
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Blue Boy

Author : Rakesh Satyal
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“Compassionate, moving, funny, and wise, Blue Boy is one of the best debut novels I have read in years.” —David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl Meet Kiran Sharma: lover of music, dance, and all things sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, spiritual seeker. A boy who doesn't quite understand his lot—until he realizes he's a god. . . As an only son, Kiran has obligations—to excel in his studies, to honor the deities, to find a nice Indian girl, and, above all, to make his mother and father proud—standard stuff for a boy of his background. If only Kiran had anything in common with the other Indian kids besides the color of his skin. They reject him at every turn, and his cretinous public schoolmates are no better. Cincinnati in the early 1990s isn’t exactly a hotbed of cultural diversity, and Kiran’s not-so-well-kept secrets don’t endear him to any group. Playing with dolls, choosing ballet over basketball, taking the annual talent show way too seriously. . .the very things that make Kiran who he is also make him the star of his own personal freak show. . . Surrounded by examples of upstanding Indian Americans—in his own home, in his temple, at the weekly parties given by his parents’ friends—Kiran nevertheless finds it impossible to get the knack of “normalcy.” And then one fateful day, a revelation: perhaps his desires aren’t too earthly, but too divine. Perhaps the solution to the mystery of his existence has been before him since birth. For Kiran Sharma, a long, strange trip is about to begin—a journey so sublime, so ridiculous, so painfully beautiful, that it can only lead to the truth. . . “The best fiction reminds us that humanity is much, much larger than our personal world, our own little reality. Blue Boy shows us a world too funny and sad and sweet to be based on anything but the truth.” —Chuck Palahniuk New York Times bestselling author

Stars Across the Ocean

Author : Kimberley Freeman
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1874: Only days before she is to leave the foundling home where she grew up, Agnes Resolute discovers that, as a baby, she had been abandoned with a small token of her mother: a unicorn button. Agnes always believed her mother had been too poor to keep her, but after working as a laundress in the home she recognises the button as belonging to Genevieve Breckby, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of a local noble family. Agnes had seen Genevieve once, in the local village, and had never forgotten her. Despite having no money, Agnes will risk everything in a quest that will take her from the bleak moors of northern England to the harsh streets of London, then on to Paris and Ceylon. As Agnes follows her mother's trail, she makes choices that could cost her dearly. Finally, in Australia, she tracks Genevieve down. But is Genevieve capable of being the mother Agnes hopes she will be? An enthralling story about love, motherhood and choosing who you belong to in the world by the bestselling author of LIGHTHOUSE BAY and EMBER ISLAND. Praise for Kimberley Freeman's writing: WILDFLOWER HILL 'Utterly engaging.' THE COURIER-MAIL LIGHTHOUSE BAY 'an enchanting love story' MiNDFOOD EVERGREEN FALLS 'Eerie and fascinating ... the plot is brilliant in both time zones.' NEWCASTLE HERALD

Trapped Inside

Author : Jervonne Johnson
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This book is about the trials of love through the eyes of a woman who struggles to find true love. She is confused, hurt and disappointed on her journey in search for her soulmate. After tragedy happens she will soon realize that no person is perfect.It takes God to unleash and unlock her from her mind before she can be set free. This is an autobiography like no other you have ever read. It will have you full of emotions. You will laugh,cry and might curse a little, but in the end you can take her testimony and apply it to your own life and hopefully you won't be Trapped Inside anymore.

The Temperance Mirror

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The Locked Room

Author : M. D. Spenser
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Eleven-year-old Brittany and her little brother Eric suspect their stepfather has married their mother for some evil purpose, and they race against time to figure out why before he destroys them all.

Wasted

Author : Marya Hornbacher
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Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.

Her Face in the Mirror

Author : Faye Moskowitz
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Essays, poems, and stories examine the relationships between Jewish women and their mothers and daughters, and include writings by Judith Viorst, Maxine Kumin, Grace Paley, Marilyn Hacker, and Tillie Olsen

Interconnections

Author : Carol Lea Clark
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Wasted Updated Edition

Author : Marya Hornbacher
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A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important and perhaps controversial new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher's highly acclaimed memoir that chronicles her battle with anorexia and bulimia. Vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching, Wasted is the story of how Marya Hornbacher willingly embraced hunger, drugs, sex, and death—until a particularly horrifying bout with anorexia and bulimia in college forever ended the romance of wasting away. In this updated edition, Hornbacher, an authority in the field of eating disorders, argues that recovery is not only possible, it is necessary. But the journey is not easy or guaranteed. With a new ending to her story that adds a contemporary edge, Wasted continues to be timely and relevant.

The Universalist and Ladies Repository

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The Ladies Repository

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Nursing Mirror

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I Am My Mother s Memory

Author : Leah Pettepiece
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This is the story of the daughter of a survivor of the Holocaust. It is a simple but exquisite retelling of the first twenty two years of her life. Learning about her family´s past is only a part of the struggle, she also has to come to grips with the fact that the mother she knows as her own claims she is not her child! In addition to weaving a story, the fabric of which is rich and vibrant, Leah also designed the montages that accompany each chapter from her pictures and her large stamp collection. The montages give the reader a second story, historical and exciting!

Interlitteraria

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Student s Book of College English

Author : David Skwire
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Girl in the Mirror

Author : Nancy L. Snyderman
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Exploring the interaction between mother and daughter during the adolescent years, the authors describe the changing dynamics of the relationship and explore the parental role during a time of emotional and psychological development.

The Editors choice

Author : George Edward Murphy
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