Therapeutic, Supervisory, and Academic Contexts
Author: Andrea Celenza
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book addresses training, supervisory, and therapeutic issues related to the consequences from sexual boundary violations among mental health professionals and clergy. These problems are discussed on theoretical and practical levels aimed at understanding, recovery, rehabilitation, training, and prevention. Sexual Boundary Violations can be used in developing training, educative, and preventative programs aimed at supporting professionals of all mental health disciplines. This book provides professionals with a resource on how to understand the problem of sexual misconduct from a variety of perspectives, including precursors, risk factors, supervisory concerns, psychodynamic underpinnings, preventative methods, and rehabilitation efforts. This paperback edition features a new chapter on teaching boundaries.
Author: Amy Sue Nathan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Evie and Nicole Glass share a last name. They also shared a husband. When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There's no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache—the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn't counting on her children's bond with their baby half-brother, and she wasn't counting on Nicole's desperate need to hang on to the threads of family, no matter how frayed. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses—and her home—with Nicole and the baby. But when Evie suspects that Nicole is determined to rearrange more than her kitchen, Evie must decide who she can trust. More than that, she must ask: what makes a family? The Glass Wives is Amy Sue Nathan's heartfelt debut novel.
Author: J. D. Knight
Dr. Michael Berman is a workaholic psychiatrist who prays for a God and dreams for peace. As he struggles to define his own reality and answer the questions of his lucid nightmares, Dr. Berman sees patient after patient in his office, hoping he can help them more than he can help himself. But the truth is that Dr. Berman does not always have the answers. Between his appointments with his patients—who face a wide range of problems—Dr. Berman flips on his office stereo and lies on his own couch, determined to nap his troubles away. But instead, he is plagued by visions that cause him to question everything in his life. Is he an existential pessimist? Why has he been lying to his patients lately? Is the beautiful woman he dreams about real? In this novel, a psychiatrist floats somewhere between sanity and insanity as the voice of his stereo leads him on an unstoppable path to his destiny.
My Atomic Angst
Author: Steven Church
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Steven Church grew up in the 1970s and ’80s in Lawrence, Kansas, a town whose predictable daily rhythms give way easily to anxiety—and a place that, since Civil War times, has been a canvas for sporadic scenes of havoc and violence in the popular imagination. Childhood was quiet on the surface, but Steven grew up scared—scared of killer tornadoes, winged monkeys, violent movies, authority figures, the dissolution of his parents’ marriage, and most of all in Reagan’s America, nuclear war. His fantasies of nuclear meltdown, genetic mutation, and post-apocalyptic survival find a focal point in 1982 when filming begins in Lawrence for The Day After, a film which would go on to become the second-highest Nielsen-rated TV movie. Despite cheesy special effects, melodramatic plotlines, and the presence of Steve Guttenberg, the movie had an instant and lasting impact on Church, and an entire generation. Combining interview, personal essay, film criticism, fact, and flights of imagination, Church’s richly layered and darkly comic memoir explores the meaning of Cold War fears for his generation and their resonance today.
An Introspective Journey
Author: John Michaelmas
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A college dropout, twenty-year-old Vincent Martino works as a security guard in a parking garage—a job that gives him plenty of time to ponder and wonder about life, everything that goes with it, where he’s been, and where he’s going. Martino traces his life from his birth in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, his stumble through middle school, his experiences growing up in his large family, and his question if God exists and if life is worth living. He sees his life as a dead letter, one without purpose or direction. But following the advice of his brother Daniel, Martino resurrects himself and becomes a devoted teacher. Offering a glimpse into the mind of an incurable poet with an indomitable spirit, Resurrecting a Dead Letter weaves elements of faith, science, and their conflicts into a narrative where they become the indispensable tools in the will to live.
A Man of Distinction\His Baby Surprise
Author: Sarah M. Anderson,Lisa Childs
Together for the first time in one volume, two classic romance stories from Sarah M. Anderson and Lisa Childs. A Man of Distinction Nick Longhair said goodbye to his life on the reservation without regrets—even though Tanya Rattling Blanket refused to join him. But when business brings him back, he finally understands what he exchanged for money and power. Tanya has been raising his baby! Determined to give his child every advantage, Nick isn't about to leave again…at least not alone. His Baby Surprise Professional hockey player Brooks Hoover is home to recuperate and map out his future…which wasn't supposed to include fatherhood! Yet there's a baby on his doorstep. Even more surprising, the once prim and proper Priscilla Andrews—now his boss—agrees to help him with the baby. All this domestic sharing makes him think he's more of a family man than a big-time sports star.
Make Your Own Recycled Paper from Newspapers & Magazines, Can & Bottle Labels, Disgarded Gift Wrap, Old Phone Books, Junk Mail, Comic Books, and More
Author: Arnold Grummer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Transform junk mail, newspapers, and old phone books into beautiful handmade paper in just minutes! With a simple technique that requires only a blender and some water, Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking shows you how to create unique sheets in a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Learn how to incorporate your handmade paper into diverse projects that include invitations, bound books, paper bowls, and ornaments. Let your creativity shine as you explore the fun and simple art of papermaking.
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Author: Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House
‘In the Coffey house, there was always a list taped to the refrigerator. At the top, it was titled: THINGS WE NEED. The title was always capped and underlined, as if to stress that yes, this is important, these aren’t just things we want, these are things we need.’ Will and Weezy Coffey thought they’d prepared their three children for the challenges and hurdles of adult life. But being a grown-up isn’t easy. Claire’s engagement has been called off and she’s hiding from her debts. Martha’s in a career crisis and even her sympathetic therapist is losing patience. And Max, the baby of the family in his final year at college, has got himself into a serious girlfriend fiasco. Things We Need tells a story we all recognise, only a wittier, wiser version. Jennifer Close turns her gimlet eye and deadpan humour on the messiness of family life. A story about modern life and the place we return to when things go drastically awry: home.
Author: Juan-David Nasio
Publisher: SUNY Press
An interview with Juan-David Nasio. In A Psychoanalyst on the Couch, we find the noted psychoanalyst and Lacan commentator Juan-David Nasio on the analysts couch himself. In the interview that makes up this book, he provides insight into his forty-year career as a writer and practitioner, elaborating on Freudian and Lacanian concepts important to his work and reflecting on broad issues related to psychology and cultureas well as personal remembrances. The result is an intimate and wide-ranging look at the man and thinker, both an introduction to his work and a deeper look at his approach and outlook.
Author: Kate White
Publisher: Hachette UK
Meet Bailey Weggins, the thirty-something, single-again true crime writer for a leading Manhattan woman's magazine. Smart and savvy, she's got a sixth sense when it comes to seeing the truth in a story-especially if it's murder. Bailey's in bed with her commitment-challenged lover K.C. when she gets a frantic call from her high-maintenance boss at Gloss magazine. Grabbing coffee and a cab outside her Greenwich Village apartment-the consolation prize in her divorce settlement-Bailey reluctantly heads uptown. At Cat Jones's Upper East Side town house, she finds something that seriously clashes with the chic décor: the dead body of the family's line-in nanny. As Bailey-unofficially-delves into the murdered girl's past, she finds no shortage of A-list suspects. But when a startling discovery suggests that Cat may have been the intended victim, Bailey is suddenly up to her bed head in high-profile investigation that's perfect fodder for a tabloid headline: Is someone trying to kill the editor's of women's magazines? With the spotlight on New York's glitzy media world, Bailey interviews back-stabbing editors, straying husbands, and one sexy, six-feet two psychologist who could make her decide to kick K.C. to the curb. Sporting her pair of red slingbacks and armed with the investigative skills she's honed as a true crime reporter, she sets out on a search that takes her from Manhattan's exclusive Carnegie-Hill area-the nanny heartland of America-to the ritzy weekend estates of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Bailey will need all her street smarts and some lightning-fast detective work to catch a killer who could end up deleting her name from the masthead for good.
Are You Strong Enough
Author: Scott Lance
Just A Stranger Small town atmosphere where the weather is continually changing, giving the locals a popular, non-thinking topic to discuss. And how is your day? Just A Stranger depicts life in a slow, comforting village where your neighbor is family, the store clerk is a by-product of immigration, the school system is consolidated, and each day follows the same-old, same-old. Until… Two young ladies coming home for a visit. A small reunion filled with life’s ultimate questions and dying answers. Drawing them to the edge of their own existence, is it Mayville with it’s quaint taste of settling or is it the players this small village has created. Kim and Becky knew this would be no vacation, but once their feet touched the ground of Mayville…I’ll let you explain.
Author: Mary Grant
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Justice Keepers is the final book in the Keeper series. As with the first two books, the twist and turns dont stop until the final chapter. The race is on to stop the sadistic killer known as the Boston Harbor Killer. The FBI and Boston Homicide Division have evidence that Amelia Kent could be the killer. Could the fears of the people that love her be coming true? Has she become what her brother said she would be; a vessel of death? Go on the hunt with the authorities to uncover the truth and find Justice for Amelia.
Author: Charles Nuetzel
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
A novel that strips bare the seedy side of the Casting Coucher's game! But it also tells the story of one young lady's struggle to avoid that trap and come out ahead in her reach for ultimate stardom.
Author: George Szanto
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking bar jammed between ancient planks, it seems the house is determined to remain. The people on Crab Island are also angrily opposed to his plan—including his responsible sister, his self-centered niece, a beautiful woman he knew intimately long ago, and Turtle, the hardware store clerk and the island’s self-proclaimed guardian. In a story about families and family history, Jack’s calculated plans for demolition are fired by the memory of his parents and the other losses he has felt. Like the others who have retreated to Crab Island, Jack has come to a place where he must make peace with the house, in order to construct his future.
The Core of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men"
Author: James A. Perkins
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Robert Penn Warren's novel "All the King's Men", Cass Mastern betrays his best friend by falling in love with his wife and then out of guilt tries to get killed in battle. Here, James A. Perkins fully explores how this episode fits in a puzzle surrounding Warren's novel, tracing the story's evolution through several versions and genres.