Loving Hands Large Print 16pt
Baby massage is a practice begun in India, and simply stated, involves sitting with the baby on your lap and massaging it gently with oil. There is very little text in this book - it's mostly photographs, of a beautiful young Indian mother, sitting on the ground with her baby on her outstretched legs. The photographs are sequential and show the various moves - gently tugging at opposite arms and legs, rubbing circular motions on the torso, massaging tiny hands and feet, and so on.The baby is clearly blissed out in the pictures, as yours will be, too if you try this! And the very act of spending that kind of time in close communion with your baby will elevate your soul as well as the baby's.I recommend this book to all new parents and give it as a Welcome to the world gift when their babies are born.
Lines from a Mined Mind Large Print 16pt
John Trudell's potent imagery and passionate convictions have established his international reputation as a poet and musician. Using his commanding voice, the ''people's poet'' has also made great strides as a Native American activist, as a leader of the American Indian Movement, and as spokesperson for the All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island. For the first time, Lines from a Mined Mind brings together lyrics and musings from Trudell's 20-year recording career. More than a simple anthology, this collection goes deeper, revealing the incendiary intersection of music and activism.
Ever since this country came into being, women have waged battles for rights in the pages of their plays, and on the stages where those plays were performed. - FROM THE PREFACE BY SHIRLEY LAURO Front Lines is a pathbreaking collection of the most important, critically acclaimed plays written by the country's leading contemporary female playwrights. Including seven full scripts and accompanying materials, Front Lines provides both major examples of the playwright's craft and an essential introduction to the politically inspired work of female dramatists of the twenty-first century. Here is Jessica Blank's widely heralded The Exonerated (written with Erik Jensen), based on interviews with American prisoners incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Also included is Nilaja Sun's outstanding No Child . . ., winner of the Outer Critics Circle's 2007 John Gassner Award for Best New Play - a funny, stirring one-woman show centering on an inner-city teacher's success at involving her rebellious students in their own education by putting on a play. Rounding out the collection are Emily Mann's Mrs. Packard, Paula Vogel's Hot 'n' Throbbing, Shirley Lauro's Clarence Darrow's Last Trial, Quiara Alegra Hudes's Eliot: A Soldier's Fugue, and Cindy Cooper's Words of Choice. With a preface by distinguished playwright Shirley Lauro and an introduction by theater critic Alexis Greene, Front Lines also includes short biographies of the playwrights and a production photo of each play.
The Book of Love Large Print 16pt
Lily' a queen of style in retro clothes' and Robbie' her boyfriend' run a second - hand bookshop in Sydney. In a shipment of old books from Nairobi' Robbie discovers a rare French book of ancient Roman erotica. With only four copies in existence' and valued at twenty million dollars' he is determined to sell it despite Lily's suggestion that they return it to the Italian government. Days later' William' a dashing Russian employed by a fine arts firm in London to retrieve stolen artworks' arrives at the shop. Robbie refuses to hand over the book and disappears' taking his and Lily's life savings with him. What follows is a funny' witty romantic comedy that takes readers from Sydney to Rome' in a whirlwind of pretty dresses (on Lily)' daring actions (by William) and clever dialogue.
Rajmahal Large Print 16pt
Marriages, affairs, suicides, duplicitous relations, second chances, murder, madness, and true love - Rajmahal is a beautifully crafted tale of families brought together in an unusual Bengali house over a century of turbulent changes. Within the walls of this stately home, a melting pot of tenants, alive and dead, new generations struggle to come to grips with the social, economic, and intellectual forces working in India as it moves from the British Raj to independence. Their intertwined fortunes and personal battles become a mirror of the struggle for possession of the country's future.
The Measure of a Man Large Print 16pt
Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man In this revised edition of the best - selling book The Measure of a Man, Gene Getz delivers the newly enhanced message of what it takes to be a man of God. Men will gain encouragement for what they can be in Christ as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men. Since 1974, The Measure of a Man has taught hundreds of thousands of men around the world how to live according to God's direction faithfully, lovingly and spiritually. True masculinity is not measured by a man's strength, but by these 20 biblical guidelines. With life applications and words of inspiration, here is Gene's greatest work fully rewritten and updated to reach the new generation of modern men.
Reaching One Thousand
"This is the best kind of memoir - there is a beautiful calm clarity that drew me in, and held me until the end." - Georgia Blain When Ben is a baby, Rachel puts his behavioural quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count letterboxes; he hates to get his hands dirty; loud noises make him anxious. But as Ben grows and his quirks become more pronounced, it becomes clear there is something else going on. When he is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everything she thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him. Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own. Before she can presume to tell Ben's story, she realises, she must face difficult questions - questions about intimacy, trust, and what it means for a mother to write about her child. Exquisitely written, this is a thought - provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son.
Truffles Large Print 16pt
Everyone knows that truffles are fabulous and indulgent, but who knew that they could be so easy to make? Thanks to Dede Wilson's clear, uncomplicated approach - with much simpler concepts and techniques than in other candy and truffle books - chocolate lovers will find making truffles anything but intimidating. Perfect for anyone who loves - or loves to give! - chocolate, Truffles features 50 recipes for classic and contemporary chocolate truffles using a variety of flavorings (raspberry, ginger, curry, espresso, cognac, passion fruit, hazelnut, champagne, and more), decorating options, and chocolates (dark, milk, and white) for every taste and occasion. Truffle lovers can choose from recipes that run the gamut from Cocoa - Dusted Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles to more exotic flavors like Amaretto Apricot Marzipan Truffles and Toasted Coconut Truffles. The introduction includes an explanation of truffle - making basics, including how to choose the right chocolate, what techniques to use, how to store truffles and how long they'll last, and what tools are required to make the perfect truffle. There is also a troubleshooting section to give first - time truffle makers helpful advice along the way. Full - color photos throughout and a stylish and contemporary design provide mouthwatering inspiration for any fan of these sublime treats.
The Divine Farce Large Print 16pt
A Dante/Beckett reduction of human struggle to its lowest common denominator. Michael Mirolla' author of The Formal Logic of Emotion and Berlin. One of the most original and thought - provoking stories I have ever read...true literary art...Not a word is wasted in this masterpiece. Yes' I call it that. I have read many classics' and I can tell you that The Divine Farce should be counted among them; the finest in American literature. Geek scribe Three strangers are condemned to live together in darkness' crushed together in a concrete stall so small that they can never sit down. Liquid food drips down from above. Waste drains through a grid on the floor. So begins one of the strangest' most surreal comments on the human experience' on love and hatred and the human ability to find good in any situation' no matter how difficult. Michael S. A. Graziano delights in the macabre and surreal' yet it is his optimism that lifts this little novel. Like The Love Song of Monkey' this book is deeply thought provoking' horrifying' and funny. Praise for The Love Song of Monkey; Imaginative' intelligent narrative. Twin ideas of forgiveness and mercy twist through this strange' moving' patiently wrought novel.
The Dhammapada Large Print 16pt
The Dhammapada: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''As irrigators guide water to their fields, as archers aim arrows, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their lives.'' - Dhammapada (145).... Dhammapada means ''the path of dharma, '' the path of truth, harmony, and righteousness. Capturing the living words of the Buddha, this much-loved scripture consists of verses organized by theme: thought, joy, anger, pleasure, and others. The Dhammapada is permeated with the power and practicality of one of the world's most appealing spiritual teachers. Rejecting superstition on the one hand and philosophical speculation on the other, the Buddha taught the path to the end of suffering and showed how we can achieve lasting joy. He spells out our choices with a refreshing realism and frankness. And he insists that we be spiritually self-reliant: ''All the effort must be made by you. Buddhas only point the way.'' Easwaran believed that we need nothing more than the Dhammapada to follow the way of the Buddha. His main qualification for interpreting the Dhammapada, he said, was that he knew from his own experience that these verses can transform our lives.