Ten tales of married life: happy, sad, and blood-soaked Clarke Wellington supposes it’s time he murdered his wife. Dolly isn’t a promiscuous woman, and she isn’t violent, but she is stingy, petty, and cruel, and she runs her household with a tyranny that has turned her husband into a mouse and her children into frightened little automatons. Of course, it’s easy to make this kind of decision, but much harder to follow through. When a man hasn’t stood up for himself in years, how can he possibly learn to kill? “The Man Who Killed His Wife” is just one in this sterling collection of short stories by a master of the classic mystery novel. Rinehart tells her tales one couple at a time, from the Wellingtons to the Bryces to the Chisholms. In some of their houses is physical violence, and in some, the torment is purely emotional. Not until death will these happy couples part, but that day is coming sooner than some of them think.
The surprising truth about intermarriage in 19th-Century California. Until recently, most studies of the colonial period of the American West have focused on the activities and agency of men. Now, historian María Raquél Casas examines the role of Spanish-Mexican women in the development of California. She finds that, far from being pawns in a male-dominated society, Californianas of all classes were often active and determined creators of their own destinies, finding ways to choose their mates, to leave unsatisfactory marriages, and to maintain themselves economically. Using a wide range of sources in English and Spanish, Casas unveils a picture of women’s lives in these critical decades of California’s history. She shows how many Spanish-Mexican women negotiated the precarious boundaries of gender and race to choose Euro-American husbands, and what this intermarriage meant to the individuals involved and to the larger multiracial society evolving from California’s rich Hispanic and Indian past. Casas’s discussion ranges from California’s burgeoning economy to the intimacies of private households and ethnically mixed families. Here we discover the actions of real women of all classes as they shaped their own identities. Married to a Daughter of the Land is a significant and fascinating contribution to the history of women in the American West and to our understanding of the complex role of gender, race, and class in the Borderlands of the Southwest.
Encourage creative change in troubled families! Clinical Practice with Families: Supporting Creativity and Competence presents the most important and useful contemporary ideas in family therapy from many diverse traditions. By organizing eclectic concepts within one basic, powerful framework, it makes these ideas more accessible and effective in practice. Instead of exploring these ideas in the abstract, Clinical Practice with Families illustrates them with in-depth case examples that include detailed studies of the client family's history and traditions, extensive analyses of the family system, and actual dialogue from sessions, along with the therapist's comments on shifting alliances and other unspoken occurrences. No other technique could better demonstrate the practical integration of therapeutic skills and concepts to meet the clients’needs. Clinical Practice with Families offers insight and ideas for practicing family therapists in such essential areas as: negotiating flexible, appropriate boundaries between family members and between yourself and your clients constructing ecomaps of a client's support systems and stressors identifying four kinds of supports helping the client reinterpret family traditions enabling clients to break the pattern of old narratives encouraging clients to set realistic, achievable goals Clinical Practice with Families offers a powerful set of techniques and ideas in a clear, understandable framework. Illustrated with helpful charts and figures, it offers senior students and practicing family therapists an opportunity to take a structured approach to contemporary theory and understand its implications for practice.
Describes the journalist author's decision to pursue an arranged marriage in her parents' native India, an endeavor marked by cultural perceptions about her age, an onslaught of nosy relatives, and dozens of potential husbands.
This book provides an in-depth exploration and analysis of marriages between Japanese nationals and migrants from three broad ethnic/cultural groups - spouses from the former Soviet Union countries, the Philippines, and Western countries. It reveals how the marriage migrants navigate the intricacies and trajectories of their marriages with Japanese people while living in Japan. Seen from the lens of ‘gendered geographies of power’, the book explores how state-level politics and policies towards marriage, migration, and gender affect the personal power politics in operation within the relationships of these international couples. Overall, the book discusses how ethnic identity intersects with gender in the negotiation of spaces and power relations between and amongst couples; and the role states and structural inequalities play in these processes, resulting in a reconfiguration of our notions of what international marriages are and how powerful gender and the state are in understanding the power relations in these unions.
I have worked in the broadcasting and real estate industries and enjoyed both. I met a lot of people, had my ups and downs and in the end managed to laugh at myself and with others. There are joke, anecdote and amusing story books about the broadcasting industry. I could write about my experiences as a radio/TV announcer but feel broadcasting has already been adequately covered by other writers but not the real estate industry. In Finding Charity I hope you and your friends will enjoy reading with hours of smiles, chuckles and old fashioned belly laughs. Whenever I appear as a guest on radio or TV talk-show the host often invites me to 'stay a little longer' as listeners and viewers jam the phone lines with material. It seems that each humorous incident happened in their town, to them or a friend. Many theories exist about what humour is and what social function it serves. I found that people of all ages and cultures respond to humour. The majority of people are able to be amused, to laugh or to smile at something funny and thus they are considered to have "a sense of humour." Science proves that laughter heals. Sometime a sense of humour is a requisite for long-term survival in the real estate industry. After you have read Finding Charity I do not take responsibility for a cardiac arrest. I have tried to give credit wherever possible but jokes, anecdotes and amusing stories generally and now with cyberspace technology sweep the world so swiftly that it is often impossible to discover who put the story into public print first, let alone who actually originated it. I had fun in planning Finding Charity and to all those whom I interrupted with "I already got that one," I apologize. I'm particularly grateful to my wife Teofista for planting the idea in writing Finding Charity.
Sara Lovestam's Wonderful Feels Like This is “a coming-of-age tale of a young artist and is as soulful as it is triumphant” (SLJ) that celebrates being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us For Steffi, going to school everyday is an exercise in survival. She's never fit in with any of the groups at school, and she's viciously teased by the other girls in her class. The only way she escapes is through her music—especially jazz music. When Steffi hears her favorite jazz song playing through an open window of a retirement home on her walk home from school, she decides to go in and introduce herself. The old man playing her favorite song is Alvar. When Alvar was a teenager in World War II Sweden, he dreamed of being in a real jazz band. Then and now, Alvar's escape is music—especially jazz music. Through their unconventional but powerful friendship, Steffi comes to realize that she won't always be stuck and lonely in her town. She can go to music school in Stockholm. She can be a real musician. She can be a jitterbug, just like Alvar. But how can Steffi convince her parents to let her go to Stockholm to audition? And how it that Steffi's school, the retirement home, the music, and even Steffi's worst bully are somehow all connected to Alvar? Can it be that the people least like us are the ones we need to help us tell our own stories? "Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding." —Kirkus, starred review "Empathy, identity, and the transformative power of music bind this tale of an atypical friendship between a teenage outcast and a jazz musician." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
After abandoning her bastard child, Ellen met a middle aged American who took her as Celine, the name she gave him, to America. Twenty years later, she would take Magnus Eden, a young playwright, to be her lover. With the death of Horace her husband, she felt a solid grip on Magnus' affection until a return to La Playa unravelled Magnus' true identity and challenged her vow not to let him go even if it would mean crying to other gods.
This book is an intriguing novel exploring the challenges immigrant families face when the social norms of their new home country threaten their cultural and religious traditions and values. In a world of natural disasters, pandemics, migration, racial conflicts, this book addresses marriage as being at the heart of choices people must make wherever they are. It is written for a culturally diverse and volatile context where colorful flags from all over the world fly side by side. The book discusses the complexity of making a choice regarding whom to marry. Such a decision can affect one’s destiny if taken without much thought and prayer. It is set in the context of the Diaspora where two girls from Africa fall in love with two young men from Europe and the Middle East. The book challenges traditionally held beliefs regarding racial integration and demonstrates the enormous possibilities that interracial and intercultural relations bring to a broken world.
Jessica Greenwood lived with her Aunt Hettie for ten years, and each year the four nephews visited for New Years. But Aunt Hettie is murdered, and her will stated that if Jessica married one of the nephews, she would inherit the estate. But Gregory was rakish, Horatio was awkward, Felix was scholarly and Otto, well, Otto didn’t want her. And which one of them was the murderer? Regency Romantic Suspense by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest
The marriage revolution is at hand-it's going on right now, led by straight-shooting, brutally honest gloves-off contemporary Married Girls. With her fifteen years of experience at top women's magazines, Mandi Norwood speaks to this new generation of married women who crave independence and adventure just as much as they crave commitment. Like a great girls' night out, this smart, sexy, candid guide reveals married girls most intimate confessions from over one hundred in-depth interviews. So what makes today's Married Girls's marriage different from her mother's marriage? Sometimes hilarious, often tender, and always empowering, Mandi Norwood delivers from-the-heart, savvy, and practical advice about every aspect of modern marriage from power, controlling money, omigod-the-mother-in-law, to brazen behavior in bed.
Fierce and sometimes ugly battles are being waged, especially in America, over who is allowed to marry, and what marriage signifies. By examining these debates and the data from over seventy interviews, Kathleen Hull explores the cultural practices around same-sex marriage as well as the legal battles for recognition.