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Lion (Movie Tie-In)
by Saroo Brierley

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />Lion </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.<br /><br /><br /><b>Previously published as <i>A Long Way Home</i></b>
Das Kinderheim-Verzeichnis Deutschland: Teil XII, Saarland (Germa...
by Eva Siebenherz

Language

German

Pages

87

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Viele Menschen haben ihre Kindheit und Jugend in einem Heim oder einer anderen, ähnlich gelagerten, Einrichtung verbracht. Und viele lässt das Erlebte nicht los und man sucht Verbindungen in die Vergangenheit. Oder aber sie suchen aus den verschiedensten Gründen eine vorüber gehende oder dauerhafte Heimunterbringung. <br />Ob es sich um aktive oder geschlossene Einrichtungen handelt – das Durcheinander ist groß. Entweder man findet gar keine Informationen oder aber erhält völlig unübersichtliche Ergebnisse. Aus diesem Grunde haben wir dieses Heimverzeichnis zusammengestellt.<br />Fast 10000 Heime und andere Einrichtungen in ca. 10 Einrichtungskategorien.<br />Das Heim-Verzeichnis deckt das gesamte Spektrum an Betreuungsmöglichkeiten in Deutschland ab.<br />Von Kinderheimen, über Jugend-Wohneinrichtungen, Behindertenheime, Heimschulen bis hin zu normalen Wohnheimen ist so ziemlich alles vertreten. Zusätzlich finden Sie Archiveinträge zu geschlossenen Einrichtungen. Dies beinhaltet auch Kinderheime und Jugendwerkhöfe in der ehemaligen DDR. Viele, inzwischen geschlossene Kinderheime, wurden im Laufe der Zeit umstrukturiert und unter neuen Namen und Trägern wieder eröffnet.
One Perfect Day: A Mother and Son's Story of Adoption and Reunion
by Diane Burke

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<div>The moment Diane Burke, an author and mother of two grown sons, received an unexpected certified letter in the mail, she had no idea her life would be shaken to its core. Memories of a past she had buried more than forty years ago suddenly resurfaced and she wasn't prepared to deal with them.<BR><BR>Steve Orlandi, happily married, father of two and step-father of three, was living the typical middle class American life. But since the age of eight, when he discovered he was adopted, he had led that life dealing with inner questions about his self-identity and genetic history. Always on his mind was one simple, yet complicated and loaded question: Who am I?<BR><BR>In <I>One Perfect Day</I>, Diane shares with readers how she came to the heartbreaking conclusion to give her baby up for adoption and how this decision has affected her life sense. Through Steve's invaluable perspective, readers will also experience the lengths he traveled to discover his mother's identity and reach out to her, not knowing whether she'd want to meet with him after nearly four decades of separation. It all comes together on one perfect day.<BR><BR>This book asks and answers the questions: What defines family? What does it mean to forgive? And is it worth the time, energy, and emotional cost to love a stranger?<BR></div>
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Ow...
by Shonda Rhimes

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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The mega-talented creator of <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> and <i>Scandal</i> and executive producer of <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.<BR><BR>With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.<BR> <BR>And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.<BR> <BR>Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In <i>Year of Yes</i>, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.
Das Kinderheim-Verzeichnis Deutschland: Teil 16, Thüringen (Germ...
by Eva Siebenherz

Language

German

Pages

156

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Viele Menschen haben ihre Kindheit und Jugend in einem Heim oder einer anderen, ähnlich gelagerten, Einrichtung verbracht. Und viele lässt das Erlebte nicht los und man sucht Verbindungen in die Vergangenheit. Oder aber sie suchen aus den verschiedensten Gründen eine vorüber gehende oder dauerhafte Heimunterbringung. <br />Ob es sich um aktive oder geschlossene Einrichtungen handelt – das Durcheinander ist groß. Entweder man findet gar keine Informationen oder aber erhält völlig unübersichtliche Ergebnisse. Aus diesem Grunde haben wir dieses Heimverzeichnis zusammengestellt.<br />Fast 10000 Heime und andere Einrichtungen in ca. 10 Einrichtungskategorien.<br />Das Heim-Verzeichnis deckt das gesamte Spektrum an Betreuungsmöglichkeiten in Deutschland ab.<br />Von Kinderheimen, über Jugend-Wohneinrichtungen, Behindertenheime, Heimschulen bis hin zu normalen Wohnheimen ist so ziemlich alles vertreten. Zusätzlich finden Sie Archiveinträge zu geschlossenen Einrichtungen. Dies beinhaltet auch Kinderheime und Jugendwerkhöfe in der ehemaligen DDR. Viele, inzwischen geschlossene Kinderheime, wurden im Laufe der Zeit umstrukturiert und unter neuen Namen und Trägern wieder eröffnet.
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 12, 2014

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />A Long Way Home </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Harperimpulse Contemporary Romance)
by Carmel Harrington

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 12, 2013

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<p>BEYOND GRACE’S RAINBOW</p><p>*Book of the Year in the 2013 Kindle Book Awards*</p><p>*Winner of the Romantic eBook of the Year at the Festival of Romance*</p><p>*A Bord Gais Book Club Recommended Read*</p><p>Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is the deeply emotional and poignant story of young single mother Grace Devlin.</p><p>When Grace is diagnosed with cancer her best chance of survival is to find a bone marrow transplant from a family member. Only Grace is adopted and her one previous attempt to connect with her birth mother resulted in bitter disappointment.</p><p>But with her young son, Jack, to think about, and the return of her ex Liam, Jack’s father, reminding her of feelings she’d thought she’d buried long ago, Grace refuses to give up hope just yet. With the help of her friends she bravely embarks on a journey of discovery.</p><p>This search will bring her from her home in vibrant Dublin to the unspoilt beauty of Wexford where she must unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.</p><p>With a wonderful cast of supporting characters and plenty of charm, this will have you laughing and crying at the turn of a page.</p><p>Carmel Harrington is an exciting new Irish voice in women’s fiction – a must read for fans of Cecilia Ahern!</p>
Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited
by , Paula Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 02, 2007

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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. When Elyse contacted her adoption agency, she was not prepared for the shocking, life-changing news she received: She had an identical twin sister. Elyse was then hit with another bombshell: she and her sister had been separated as infants, and for a time, had been part of a secret study on separated twins.<br /><br />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 the 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. <br /><br />As they reunite and take their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are also left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. They learn that the study was conducted by a pair of influential psychiatrists associated with a prestigious adoption agency. As they investigate their birth mother’s past, Paula and Elyse move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives.<br /><br />In alternating voices, Paula and Elyse write with emotional honesty about the immediate intimacy they share as twins and the wide chasm that divides them as two complete strangers. Interweaving eye-opening studies and statistics on twin science into their narrative, they offer an intelligent and heartfelt glimpse into human nature. <br /><br /><i>Identical Strangers </i>is the amazing story of two women coming to terms with the strange and unbelievable hand fate has dealt them, an account that broadens the definition of family and provides insight into our own DNA and the singularly exceptional imprint it leaves on our lives.<br /><br /><i>Imagine a slightly different version of you walks across the room, looks you in the eye and says “hello” in your voice. You discover that she has the same birthday, the same allergies, the same tics, and the same way of laughing. Looking at this person, you are able to gaze into your own eyes and see yourself from the outside. This identical individual has the exact same DNA as you and is essentially your clone.<br />We don’t have to imagine.</i><br />–from<b> <i>Identical Strangers</i></b><i><br /></i><br />"A transfixing memoir."<i>--Publishers Weekly</i><br />"Poignant."<i>--Reader's Digest</i><br />"Absorbing."<i>--Wired</i><br />"Fascinating . . . An intelligent exploration of how identity intersects with bloodlines. A must-read for anybody interested in what it means to be a family."<i>--Bust</i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Mother of Ten (Whisper My Secret Book 2)
by JB Rowley

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

April 21, 2013

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<b> #1 BEST SELLER IN ‘AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND’! </b><br /><p><strong> What happens to children who are robbed of family?</strong></p><p>Myrtle’s first three children grew up without any knowledge of their mother after Myrtle was forced to give them up when they were still toddlers. Not only were the children deprived of contact with their mother, they also grew up devoid of any knowledge of each other after being placed in separate facilities.</p><p>In this sequel to Whisper My Secret, JB Rowley explores what happened to the three half-siblings she never knew. As one of the children of Myrtle’s second family, JB also offers a personal view of a mother making a new life without her first family.</p><p>Although the devastating loss of her first three children remained with her, Myrtle became a caring and committed mother of seven more children living in near isolation in the Australian bush. This mother’s strength of character is matched in her first three children who survived and thrived despite being cheated of the nurturing that should have been their birthright.</p> <p>Their stories are sad, sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately courageous and inspiring.</p>
Too Scared to Cry: A True Short Story
by Maggie Hartley

Language

English

Pages

63

Publication Date

March 17, 2016

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<p>A digital short story from author and foster carer Maggie Hartley. Also contains a sneak peek chapter from Maggie's highly anticipated debut memoir, TINY PRISONERS.</p><p>Brothers Ben and Damien are shockingly quiet when they arrive on Maggie's doorstep. They don't shout or play like normal three and four year olds. They hardly dare make a sound, so much have they been conditioned to be 'seen and not heard' by their mother and controlling stepfather.</p><p>More disturbingly, their little baby half-brother Noah is completely unresponsive. He doesn't play, he doesn't smile, he doesn't crawl - he doesn't even cry. In a state of blankness brought about by emotional neglect, poor baby Noah is disconnected from the world. Maggie has never seen such a young life so affected before. </p><p>Yet with time, love and care, Maggie gradually unpicks what has caused this terrible void. She teaches the children to play and laugh and to not be afraid to make noise. We see Ben, Damien and Noah take steps towards a positive future and their journey reaches a happy conclusion when they are adopted by a loving family. With love and affection, they are no longer scared to be themselves. They are free to make their voices heard.</p>

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