How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our 20- and even 30-somethings who can't seem to grow up? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns when our grown kids have failed to thrive.
"I'm about to read it again."
When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became an instant, best-selling hit. Today the whimsical tale remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to spawn wildly popular books, movies, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together leading fantasy writers such as Orson Scott Card and Jane Yolen to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans.
"The Many Faces of Dorothy or Dot"
Much against her better judgement, Rina Martin accepts an invitation to join her protégé, Tim, and his fiancée, Joy, at Aitkensthorpe, a country house with a sinister reputation. Gathered there are a collection of scientists, magicians and experts in the esoteric; their plan is to re-enact an incident from 1872 that left one man dead, another driven half mad and led a third to become a recluse. Rina is relieved when her friend DI MacGregor comes to rescue her.
When a body is washed up on a beach, the first assumption is that it must be Edward Parker who had fallen from Marlborough Head just a couple of weeks before. When the body is examined, however, it is discovered to be the body of Pat Duggan, son of nightclub owner Jimmy Duggan. And, to complicate matters, the missing Edward Parker had worked for Jimmy Duggan and disappeared at the same time as Duggan’s son. Coincidence?
When DI “Mac” McGregor came to Frantham he was a broken man, guilt ridden at the death of a child he had tried to save, whose killer had escaped. But he found friendship there, in the shape of Rina Martin's strange little household, and romance with CSI Miriam Hasting. But now his past is catching up with him. There are new leads in the child-killer case, and Mac rejoins the hunt only to become the hunted. Can Rina save him from his darkest trouble yet?
After a successful acting career, culminating in the lead role in the series "Lydia Marchant Investigates", Rina Martin is retired. DI Sebastian McGregor, Mac, is looking for a quiet place to recover his nerve after an investigation went terribly wrong. Young George Parker and his mother and sister are on the run from a violent past. Like Mac and Rina, he thinks he has found a sanctuary in the sleepy town of Frantham but then an old lady is murdered and peace, for all three, is proven to be an illusion.
Parenting is scary. You have to admit it especially if you don't have any previous experience with nieces and nephews or your neighbor's kid. Of course, the first time that you discover you're going to be parents, you probably felt more excitement than anything else because a baby represents a new stage in your life. You are now going to be responsible for this new addition to your family and you have so much to learn and to teach him as he grows.
Two men are found shot dead aboard a luxury yacht, strangers have come to Frantham looking for a secret, and the key seems to lie with a company that makes computer games. Why was games designer Paul de Freitas shot dead aboard The Greek Girl, and what secret was he protecting that so many people are prepared to kill to get hold of? Rina Martin takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of things, much to the consternation of her friend, DI McGregor.
Will you soon be parents? Do you prepare all the things for the baby? But did you think how you will bring up a small human? Or maybe you are already an experienced parent, but sometimes your child puts you in a dead end? Then you need this audiobook! Here you will find questions on the most exciting questions!
"Difference" by Jane Kramer; "Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath; "Fault Lines" by Steve Coll; "Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin; "The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami; and "Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik.
"Beware of Romneycare", by James Surowiecki; "The Voter-Fraud Myth", by Jane Mayer; "Atonement", by Dexter Filkins; and "We, the Polity", by Adam Kirsch.
"Kennedy Care", by Nicholas Lemann; "The Return of the Native", by Adam Gopnik; "Me, Myself and I", by Jane Kramer; "Bootylicious", by Caleb Crain; and "Out of the Shadows", by David Denby.