The Two Income Trap

Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097715
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More than two decades ago, the women's movement flung open the doors of the workplace. Although this social revolution created a firestorm of controversy, no one questioned the idea that women's involvement in the workforce was certain to improve families' financial lot. Until now.In this brilliantly argued book, Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren and business consultant Amelia Tyagi show that today's middle-class parents are suffering from an unprecedented and totally unexpected economic meltdown. Astonishingly, sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable than ever before. Today's two-income family earns 75% more money than its single-income counterpart of a generation ago, but actually has less discretionary income once their fixed monthly bills are paid.How did this happen? Warren and Tyagi provide convincing evidence that the culprit is not "overconsumption," as many critics have charged. Instead, they point to the ferocious bidding war for housing and education that has quietly engulfed America's suburbs. Stay-at-home mothers once provided a financial safety net if disaster struck; their move into the workforce has left today's families chillingly at risk. The authors show why the usual remedies--child-support enforcement, subsidized daycare, and higher salaries for women--won't solve the problem, and propose a set of innovative solutions, from rate caps on credit cards to open-access public schools, to restore security to the middle class.

Best Love Rosie

Author: Nuala O'Faolain
Publisher: Gemma
ISBN: 1934848417
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The final novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Are You Somebody? Like many a modern, well-travelled woman, Rosie has lived a fascinating life, full of adventure and the pleasure of many lovers in her younger years. Now, facing the challenges of middle-age, she finds that the things that defined her most?work, love, independence?begin to fail her. She comes home to Ireland to care for her elderly aunt Min, trapped by circumstances in sleepy Dublin. But when an opportunity arises to visit New York again, the story takes an unexpected turn... Published to rave reviews in France (Sabine Wespieser), Best Love, Rosie became an instant bestseller in Ireland, where it was published to mark the first anniversary of Nuala's death. Here is one last bittersweet look through those fierce eyes at aging, death, relationships and, as always, love.

Fifty One Tales

Author: Lord Dunsany
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775457109
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looking for a cornucopia of classic fantasy tales? Dip into The Food of Death: Fifty-One Tales from genre pioneer Lord Dunsany. The short stories collected in this career-spanning compendium range from fables with a mythic bent to action-adventure tales set in alternate universes -- all from the pen of a brilliant early figure in the field who is credited as a major influence on Tolkien and Lovecraft. Fantasy fans won't be disappointed.

Lost on a Mountain in Maine

Author: Donn Fendler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062225162
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Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious. With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn's journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it. This title supports the Common Core State Standards.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Author: Susan B. Neuman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503357
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The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.

Democracy in Modern Spain

Author: Richard Gunther
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300101522
Format: PDF
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Based on more than 500 hours of interviews with key political elites (under both the Franco regime and the current democracy), extensive analyses of public opinion and electoral behavior surveys, and other original research, the book sheds important new light on Spain's democractic regime and its key institutions."--BOOK JACKET.

Guitar

Author: Richard Chapman
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756609450
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This illustrated literary guide to all aspects of the guitar includes a history, celebrated players, iconic guitars, guitar techniques, a relevant chord dictionary and relevant local information.

Saint Francis

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706832
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Like The Last Temptation of Christ, Saint Francis is a fictionalized biography of a widely venerated Christian figure: Francis of Assisi, whose renunciation of his young man’s life of leisure and founding of a religious order dedicated to living in poverty and sharing the Gospels with all living things profoundly influence the ways in which Christians the world over worship and give service to their god even today. Recounted in Nikos Kazantzakis’s striking prose through the eyes of the saint’s brother, Leo, the life of Saint Francis shines in these pages as a heroic example of inspirational leadership and boundless love for God and all His creatures.