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The Debutante Divorcee
Plum Sykes
1401352448
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sykes picks up where the prospective-husband hunters of her bestselling 2004 debut, Bergdorf Blondes, left off: "Married girls in New York these days put almost as much effort into losing husbands as they once did into finding them." When Sylvie Mortimer's husband, Hunter, gets called away for business on the second day of their Mexican honeymoon, Sylvie meets fellow Manhattanite Lauren Blount, in town for her divorce honeymoon, and Lauren takes the abandoned newlywed under her wing. Back in New York, Sylvie, working on the cheap for fashion designer friend Thackeray Johnston, brings a grounded perspective to Lauren's world of the rich, well-connected and freshly single, a world of theme parties (divorce showers, power christenings) and modest goals (make out with five men before Memorial Day, hook up their own...


The Million Dollar Divorce : A Novel

0743258177


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Review
"From cover to cover, RM Johnson's writing is powerful and bold. His writing is from the heart, thought-provoking, and life-changing; he moves the reader from the first word."-- Eric Jerome Dickey

Book Description
RM Johnson, the Essence bestselling author of Dating Games and The Harris Family, delivers an absorbing and provocative new novel about the lowdown schemes and broken dreams that follow a fractured marriage.Successful business entrepreneur Nate Kenny is thrilled to marry the beautiful and intelligent Monica, chiefly because it means he can at last fulfill his lifelong dream of having a family. While he isn't happy about it, he agrees with Monica to wait three years before trying for pregnancy. Once those three years are up and the couple discovers that she is unable to bear...


Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
0689808828
Oct 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This Newbery Honor book is a dramatic, heart-stopping story of a boy who, following a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, must learn to survive with only a hatchet and his own wits. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 8-12 Brian Robeson, 13, is the only passenger on a small plane flying him to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot has a heart attack and dies. The plane drifts off course and finally crashes into a small lake. Miraculously Brian is able to swim free of the plane, arriving on a sandy tree-lined shore with only his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. The novel chronicles in gritty detail Brian's mistakes, setbacks, and small...


Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce
Diana Mercer
0684870681
February 2001
Paperback
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Review
Janet JohnstonExecutive Director, Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, and author of In the Name of the Child Your Divorce Advisor, written by a seasoned lawyer-and-psychologist team, is a gem of a guidebook that empowers divorcing adults to take control of their own divorce -- legally, financially, and emotionally. It walks the reader through the divorce process, step by step. Vital information about financial matters and state-of-the-art research about the needs of children allow the reader to make constructive decisions for themselves and for their children, setting them on the pathway toward solutions that work for everybody involved. All of this is presented in a manner that is compassionate, sensible, and most comforting.
Nancy Dunnanauthor of Dunnan's Guide to Your Investments, 2001We know that...


How Tia Lola Came to Stay
Julia Alvarez
0440418704
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
With her brilliantly hued flower-print dresses, her maracas and tambor, and the migrating beauty mark over her lipsticked mouth, Tia Lola stands out in Vermont like a tropical bird in a snowstorm. Her nephew, 10-year-old Miguel, just wants to fit in to his new home. He and his mother and sister have just moved here from New York following his parents' divorce. With his black hair and brown skin, it's hard enough already without the flamboyant antics of his friendly, nutty aunt, visiting from the Dominican Republic. But even while she is dancing her merengues in front of his new friends and painting the white farmhouse purple, Tia Lola is also weaving a magical spell of love and support that Miguel and his wounded family sorely need. Miguel's growing appreciation for his crazy aunt's ways, and the entire town's...


Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life
Abigail Trafford
0060923091
January 1992
Paperback
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Philadelphia Inquirer
"A common-sense, compassionate, human book about the crazy process that more than half of us go through. This should be required reading with all marriage licenses."

Book Description
A fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide for men and women moving through the turmoil of divorce.


Fighting for Your Marriage
Howard J. Markman
0787957445
Jan 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
To this new edition (the original came out in 1994), the authors have added current research on marriage and societal changes. At its core, however, remains the program that Markman and Scott Stanley, codirectors of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, created to help couples overcome nuptial difficulties: the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). Based on empirical research, PREP emphasizes teaching couples to handle conflict better by using the speaker-listener technique, which involves having one person speak at a time while the other actively listens. Because of the authors' unfortunate attempts at humor and some rather unncessary and slapdash-looking cartoon, this is perhaps not to most appealing manual on the subject. Nonetheless, it's still recommended for public and...


Win Your Child Custody War: Child Custody Help Source Book--A How-To System for People Serious About the Welfare of Their Child (11th Edition)
Charlotte Hardwick
1587470845
July 2004
Paperback
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Anne P. Mitchell, Esq., Founder/Director, Fathers Rights and Equality Exchange
A must read for anyone who is dealing with children now or in the future during a child custody battle.

Michele Hernandez [Top 50 Amazon.com Reviewer] October 30, 2001 from Deerfield Beach, FL
I was amazed at first that this book was written by a non-professional, but after reading it, I see...

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Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly Cleary
0380709589
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
When, in second grade, Leigh writes to an author to tell him how much he "licked" his book, he never suspects that he'll still be writing to him four years later. And he never imagines the kinds of things he'll be writing about: Dear Mr. Henshaw, I am sorry I was rude in my last letter... Maybe I was mad about other things, like Dad forgetting to send this month's support payment. Mom tried to phone him at the trailer park where, as Mom says, he hangs his hat. It's not easy being the new kid in town, with recently divorced parents, no dog anymore, and a lunch that gets stolen every day (all the "good stuff," anyway). Writing letters, first to the real Mr. Henshaw, and then in a diary to a pretend Mr. Henshaw, may be just what he needs.

This Newbery Medal-winning book, by the terrifically popular and...



Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families (Dino Life Guides for Families Series)
Laurene Krasny Brown
0316109967
September 1988
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Friendly dinosaurs in the throes difficult divorce situations reassure readers in similar straits that everything will be all right. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3 Children familiar with the Browns' Dinosaurs Beware (Atlantic, 1983) and Marc Brown's "Arthur" books (Atlantic) will delight in this new foray into an area of deep concern for the youngest readers. Sympathetic to the full range of feelings that divorce produces, the authors use evocative cartoon dinosaur characters to convey their message. Chapters address such concerns as why parents divorce, what will happen to "me," where will holidays be celebrated, living in two homes, etc. Expressively illustrated with accompanying succinct text, this upbeat,...


Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
0689826990
July 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This Newbery Honor book is a dramatic, heart-stopping story of a boy who, following a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, must learn to survive with only a hatchet and his own wits. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 8-12 Brian Robeson, 13, is the only passenger on a small plane flying him to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot has a heart attack and dies. The plane drifts off course and finally crashes into a small lake. Miraculously Brian is able to swim free of the plane, arriving on a sandy tree-lined shore with only his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. The novel chronicles in gritty detail Brian's mistakes, setbacks, and small...


The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage
Michele Weiner-Davis
0684873257
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In the United States, half of all marriages do not end in divorce--despite the interference of hell-bent lawyers, biased therapists, the media, and even well-meaning friends. The Divorce Remedy aims to increase this percentage by offering seven clear steps that couples--or even one hopeful spouse--can implement privately. A therapist herself, relationship expert Michele Weiner Davis accurately (and often humorously) shows how typical counseling and communications tactics backfire. Her method for saving a marriage involves an effective blend of subtle and obvious action steps, each taken in specific order. After a myth-busting lecture on the realities of divorce, Weiner Davis thoroughly outlines her simple plan. Intimidating discussion topics and emotional letter writing are not required; as she succinctly puts it,...


DIVORCE BUSTING: A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH TO MAKING YOUR MARRIAGE LOVING AGAIN
Michele Weiner Davis
0671797255
February 1, 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Weiner-Davis offers down-to-earth, effective advice to couples working together and to individuals attempting unilaterally to save a troubled marriage. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
With a 50 percent divorce rate in the United States, this is a welcome guide to keeping marriages intact. Weiner-Davis employs solution-oriented brief therapy (SBT) to solve immediate marriage problems, in only four to ten sessions. Unlike conventional, long-term therapy, Weiner-Davis uses very concrete, basic information to work on present and future issues. Remembering and focusing discussions on what worked in a relationship instead of what went wrong is an important element for a positive outcome in SBT. There are some easy answers presented, such as...


Night Hoops
Carl Deuker
0064472752
Dec 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8-10-Nick Abbott finds himself trying to deal with his parent's divorce and a host of other problems that face him during his sophomore year. He wants above all else to be a star player on his high school basketball team. As the story progresses, Nick learns how to control the tempo of a game as a point guard, and he also begins to reach a greater maturity in his life. Central to the story is his relationship with his disturbed and angry teammate and neighbor, Trent Dawson. The young men form an uneasy bond as they quietly practice each night on Nick's backyard court. Eventually, they become a dominating duo on the court, with Trent's aggressiveness complemented by Nick's feel for the game. This is an excellent novel. Nick's first-person narration is authentic throughout. The author perfectly captures...


Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce
Elizabeth Marquardt
0307237109
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There's no such thing as a "good divorce," argues Marquardt, a scholar with the Institute for American Values. Divorce harms children for the rest of their lives, she says; it turns them into "little adults" who anxiously protect their fragile parents, instead of being protected, the way they are in "intact" families. Divorce forces children to guard parental secrets—protecting Mom by not telling Dad, or vice versa. At increased risk from pedophilic attacks (from their mothers' boyfriends or new husbands) and substance abuse, "children of divorce" may also feel alienated from organized religion, although Marquardt's survey finds them more likely to feel their spirituality strengthened by adversity. Marquardt says she's based her book on her own experiences as a child of divorce and on the results of a...


Ethics In Marriage and Family Therapy
Jane DiVita Woody, Robert Henley Woody
1931846049
November 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This new resource explores contemporary ethical issues such as multiple relationships; violence; abuse and neglect; integrating ethics into business; and morality, spirituality, and sexuality. The importance of ethics cannot be overstated, and in this constantly changing world, therapists must continually re-examine these issues.

About the Author
Editor-Robert Henley Woody, Ph.D., Sc.D., J.D.: Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is also an attorney in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also an AAMFT Fellow. Editor-Jane DiVita Woody, Ph.D., M.S.W.: Professor of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE). She is also an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved...


The Great Divorce
C. S. Lewis
0060652950
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The Great Divorce is C.S. Lewis's Divine Comedy: the narrator bears strong resemblance to Lewis (by way of Dante); his Virgil is the fantasy writer George MacDonald; and upon boarding a bus in a nondescript neighborhood, the narrator is taken to Heaven and Hell. The book's primary message is presented with almost oblique tidiness--"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'" However, the narrator's descriptions of sin and temptation will hit quite close to home for many readers. Lewis has a genius for describing the intricacies of vanity and self-deception, and this book is tremendously persistent in forcing its reader to consider the ultimate consequences of everyday pettiness. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text...


The Amber Room
Steve Berry
0345460049
August 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
First-time novelist Berry weighs in with a hefty thriller that's long on interesting research but short on thrills. Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler and ex-husband Paul are divorced but still care for each other. Rachel's father, Karol Borya, knows secrets about the famed Amber Room, a massive set of intricately carved panels crafted from the precious substance and looted by Nazis during WWII from Russia's Catherine Palace. The disappearance of the panels, which together formed a room, remains one of the world's greatest unsolved art mysteries. Borya's secret gets him killed as two European industrialists/art collectors go head to head in a deadly race to find the fabled room. Searching for Borya's killer, Rachel and Paul bumble their way to Europe, where their naivet‚ triggers more deaths. Berry has obviously...


Grief Recovery Handbook, the (Revised
John W. James
0060952733
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, ChapmanUniversity
"This book is required for all my classes. Themore I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is themajor underlying issue in most people's lives. It is the only work of itkind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides thesolution."

Bruce E. Nerenberg, Ph.D.A
"This is the single most sensible, accessible and authentic plan for recovery from loss that I have ever encountered." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried
Isolina Ricci
0684830787
January 1997
Paperback
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Amazon.com
According to the Stepfamily Association of America, 60 percent of all families are breaking up, and custody and visitation issues loom large in the lives of many parents. Isolina Ricci's Mom's House, Dad's House guides separated, divorced, and remarried parents through the hassles and confusions of setting up a strong, working relationship with the ex-spouse in order to make two loving homes for the kids. This expanded and revised edition (the book was originally published in 1980) includes emotional and legal tools, as well as many reference materials and resources. As one parent said of the first edition, "This book is my friend."


Life Laughs: The Naked Truth about Motherhood, Marriage, and Moving On
Jenny McCarthy
052594947X
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sometimes you just have to laugh. If your hair is always perfect; if you always have an umbrella when it rains; or if you are never, ever late, this is not the book for you. If, however, you sometimes wake up feeling fat, are late for work, are gossiped about, are screamed at by your children, and are not fully adored and nurtured by your beloved, then this is the book for you. Life doesn’t always work out the way we plan. There are good surprises and there are bad surprises. Jenny McCarthy, the New York Times bestselling author of Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, told you the truth about childbirth and about the first year of mommyhood. Now she’s telling the truth about learning to juggle it all: work, motherhood, romance, sex; and even what to do when a relationship just isn’t working...


A Solitary Blue
Cynthia Voigt
0689863608
July 2003
Paperback
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Review
USA TodayHonest, controlled and uncompromising.
New York Times Book ReviewBeautifully written.
Bookliststarred reviewRichly resonant -- perhaps the best Voigt venture yet.
Bulletin of the Center for Children?s BooksBeautifully knit, a compelling and intelligent novel.
Horn BookA fine achievement.

Review
Horn Book A fine achievement.

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What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody: Judges, Lawyers, and Therapists Share Winning Strategies On How to Keep the Kids, the Cash, and Your Sanity
Gayle Rosenwald Smith
0399524479
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
"If I sleep with my boyfriend, could I lose the kids?" "Should I make a deal--and accept less child support--in order to keep my son?" "Can a vacation without my kids be considered abandonment?" These are just a few of the tough questions that today's mothers face in a complicated, ever-changing legal system. Now more than ever, women are finding out--the hard way--just how difficult and unpredictable child custody cases can be. What Every Woman Should Know About Divorce and Custody is the first and only book of its kind--a complete insider's guide filled with crucial advice from judges, lawyers, therapists, and mothers who have gone through this challenging legal process. It is designed for women at every stage of divorce, and covers a wide range of legal strategies, as well as financial and psychological...


Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce
Myles Munroe
0768422027
Nov 2003
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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When Love Dies How To Save A Hopeless Marriage
Judy Bodmer
0849937140
July 22, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description

When Love Dies is a refreshing, honest look at one woman's journey to the edge of divorce, her commitment to stay even though she didn't feel like it, and eventual rediscovery of the love that she thought died.



Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex
Richard A. Warshak
0060934573
March 1, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex, Richard A. Warshak (The Custody Revolution) offers guidance to parents whose exes portray them to their children in a negative light, whether it's mild, off-the-cuff badmouthing or systematic character assassination. Common psychological wisdom, besides recommending that parents avoid fighting fire with fire, suggests doing nothing. But Warshak has witnessed the feelings of powerlessness and the increasing difficulties that come from doing nothing. So he provides "a blueprint for an effective response grounded in a solid understanding of the techniques and dynamics of parents who poison their children's relationships with loved ones." After describing numerous nuances of inter-parental malignment (brainwashing, false abuse accusations,...

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