Autore: Edith Schaeffer
Editore: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214984
Grandezza: 72,94 MB
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Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with the eternal question of why we face suffering and affliction in this life, showing us how to trust in God alone for comfort.


Autore: Laurell K. Hamilton
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 051515427X
Grandezza: 25,13 MB
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Anita uses her familiarity with zombies to investigate why Micah's father is dying from an inexplicable flesh-rotting disease, in the latest novel of the number one New York Times best-selling series following Kiss the Dead. Reprint.


Autore: Veena Das
ISBN: 0823261808
Grandezza: 65,31 MB
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Vista: 9099
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"Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. It traces the unfolding of illness within families, local communities, neighborhood markets and in occult worlds. Privileging the experience of people living in these neighborhoods it asks how can global health be made to take this experience into account rather than escape from it?"--Provided by publisher.


Autore: Russell Banks
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0676970958
Grandezza: 69,59 MB
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Vista: 1896
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Wade Whitehouse, divorced, estranged from his young daughter, spends his days as a well-driller, snow-plow operator, and policeman, his nights in a wind-swept trailer park. But when a union boss is killed in an apparent hunting accident near Wade's home, and he is convinced that it is murder, he seizes the event as a chance to right many wrongs - unaware that as he unravels the mystery he himself will become unravelled. Soon his hunger for justice and self-respect become inseparable from a desperate violence. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Autore: Fay Weldon
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007291728
Grandezza: 39,43 MB
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Annette and Spicer make a perfect pair. He has a son and she a daughter from previous marriages. Now, after ten years, they are expecting their own baby. But on this, the first day of the rest of their blissful lives, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye as he leaves for the office.

The Afflictions

Autore: Vikram Paralkar
Editore: Lanternfish Press LLC
ISBN: 9781941360026
Grandezza: 77,20 MB
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Vista: 8806
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Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Maximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It's a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you've ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of your history. A wound that grows with each dark thought or evil deed you commit but shrinks with every act of kindness. A disease that causes your body to imitate death, stopping your heart, cooling your blood. Will the fit pass before they bury you-or after? As Maximo soon discovers, medicine at the Central Library may be more than he bargained for. The Afflictions is a magical compendium of pseudo-diseases, an encyclopedia of archaic medicine written by a contemporary physician and scientist. Little by little, these bizarre and mystical afflictions frame an eternal struggle: between human desire and the limits of bodily existence."

A Shining Affliction

Autore: Annie G. Rogers
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140240122
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In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts.

Beautiful Affliction

Autore: Lene Fogelberg
Editore: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631529862
Grandezza: 76,69 MB
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Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with the man who will become her husband, with her enchanting surroundings, and later, with her two precious daughters. But despite her happiness, the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—Will I die young?—is closing in, threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found: she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. But is it too late? Unflinchingly honest and often harrowing, Beautiful Affliction is an inspiring account of growing up and living on the verge of death—and of the beauty, harshness, loneliness, and, ultimately, unbending love that can be found there.

The Furnace Of Affliction

Autore: Jennifer Graber
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807834572
Grandezza: 24,95 MB
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Focused on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, Jennifer Graber explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and philosophies of prison discipline from the 1790s thr

Imperial Affliction

Autore: Thomas Simmons
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433108723
Grandezza: 61,41 MB
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Ana nacio en Oviedo. Espana. hace mas anos de los que le gustaria. pero menos de los que piensa la gente. Paso su infancia y gran parte de su juventud en Madrid. En 1989 se fue a vivir a Nueva York donde se caso, tuvo tres hijos (que de alguna manera que ella no acaba de comprender se hicieron adolescentes). y empezo su carrera como autora, editora y traductora de de libros. En las pocas ocasiones en las que no esta delante de su ordenador escribiendo, contestando e-mails, hablando o descargando fotos, se dedica a jugar y entrenar a un labrador para que se convierta un dia en un gran perro-guia de ciegos. "In many ways," Robert J.C. Young writes, "colonization from the very first carried with it the seeds of its own destruction." Imperial Affliction examines some ways in which Young's observation could be applied to problems of subjectivity and influence within the colonizing nations themselves, particularly eighteenth-century Britain. How might these "seeds of destruction" manifest themselves as problems of identity? How might the very selves with greatest access to self-affirmation---the idea of the empire, the idea of British citizenry, the idea of the British self---actually find themselves vulnerable, confused, or damaged? Using multiple forms of postcolonial critique, this book turns back to salient eighteenth-century British lives and work for a different kind of enlightenment. Among its central subjects are the elusive subjectivity of William Collins; the exilic religious experience of William Cowper and its multiple readings in the twentieth century by a self-fashioned exilic, Donald Davie; the "missed encounter" between Christopher Smart and Samuel Johnson, and the ways in which that problem was re-inscribed in the work of W. Jackson Bate and Lionel Trilling; the problem of imperial fixity in James Cook's journals with a view to Gray's "Elegy" and Gold-smith's "Deserted Village"; and the problem of purity as a paradoxically privileged and exilic force in the work of John Newton and Christopher Smart. In these explorations, this book illustrates both an expanded view of eighteenth-century colonial liabilities and a new emphasis on postcolonial critique as a means of exploring the fissures always present in imperial ambition.