The Silent Cry: There is little Kim can do as her mother´s mental health spirals out of control:HarperElement. ePub edition Cathy Glass
The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. The 16th fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion, but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura, whose life touches Cathy´s in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley, whom she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have happy endings and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denica Fairman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002229/bk_hcuk_002229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent Aspirations:A Nonverbal Son, His Art, His Mother´s Faith and Family´s Bond Shar Boerema
In Silent Night, America´s most beloved writer of suspense has crafted a very special story about the power of love, and of a child´s courage and faith. When her husband was diagnosed with leukemia, Catherine Dornan and their two young sons accompanied him to New York, during the Christmas season, for a life-saving operation. Hoping to divert the boys from worry about their father, and to temper her own near despair, on Christmas Eve Catherine takes the boys to see Rockefeller Center´s famous Christmas tree. When they stop to listen to a street musician, Brian, the younger boy, sees a woman take his mother´s wallet, which holds a precious memento his grandmother has just given them, a St. Christopher medal that saved her husband´s life in World War II, and which she and Brian believe will save his father´s life now. Unable to get his mother´s attention, Brian impulsively follows the woman who has taken the wallet into the city´s subways, thereby beginning a journey that will threaten his life and change that of his mother and of the thief, as well. Written with warmth, yet set against a background of menace and thrilling suspense, Silent Night is about courage in the face of adversity, and faith renewed and faith rewarded.It is Mary Higgins Clark´s Christmas gift for listeners of all seasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Beals. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001730/bk_sans_001730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 1920´s, Japanese college profressor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife´s belief in ancient tradition. Twenty years later, his 18-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother´s traditions and her father´s wishes, boarded SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education, and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. To Hiroko, California, and the home of her uncle Takeo, was a different world. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And Peter Jenkins, her uncle´s assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. And when Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, within hours, Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Desperate to go home, she is ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is -- until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Hiroko and her uncle´s family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko´s story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000316/bk_bant_000316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Azar Nafisi, author of the international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country´s political revolution.A girl´s pain over family secrets; a young woman´s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval; these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir, as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world.Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I´ve Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, which turned Azar Nafisi´s beloved Iran into a religious dictatorship. Writing of her mother´s historic term in Parliament, even while her father, once mayor of Tehran, was in jail, Nafisi explores the remarkable coffee hours her mother presided over, where at first women came together to gossip, to tell fortunes, and to give silent acknowledgment of things never spoken about, and which then evolved into gatherings where men and women would meet to openly discuss the unfolding revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Naila Azad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001165/bk_bkot_001165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tough-as-nails Bureau of American Defense agent Hunter Thornton-Payne is no stranger to uncomfortable top-secret missions, but tonight takes the cake. He just needs to stick out a stuffy charity fund-raiser long enough to find the ruthless assassin he´s hunted for four years. It´s a rogue operation, but Hunter´s got nothing to lose until a beautiful brunette unexpectedly pulls him into her own dangerous agenda. Abbie Blanton will do anything to cure her mother´s mysterious illness. When a high-profile heiress is murdered as Abbie tries to blackmail her for clues, Abbie realizes she´s stumbled into an unforgiving conspiracy - and she´s the next target. Soon, she and Hunter discover an alarming connection and begin a treacherous battle against an evil enterprise that someone will go to terrifying lengths to keep hidden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012153/bk_blak_012153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times best seller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper´s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love. Kim Edwards´ stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century - in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper´s Daughter explores every mother´s silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002948/bk_peng_002948_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent screams and the smell of blood... The Furies are hunters. They punish people for the crimes of their parents. And now they´re coming for Melanie. They´ve slipped into her thoughts, into her dreams and under her skin. Her only hope is to find out the dark secrets of her mother´s past - before the Furies get their revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Bryce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000801/bk_howe_000801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a young woman in Florence, Diana Savrano´s life is a privileged one of elegant balls, handsome suitors, and frivolity. But the sudden death of her mother leaves her adrift and abandoned. As she sobs over her mother´s casket, another member of the procession reveals the awful truth. Before her last days, Diana´s mother had joined a Luciferian cult. Despite knowing little beyond her pampered world, Diana determines to unmask those responsible for her mother´s death. But someone does not want such secrets revealed, and they are willing to send assassins to keep her silent. Paranoia and loneliness set in as even her closest friends reveal hidden agendas. Worst of all, the further she follows the intertwined threads, the closer they appear to lead to her own father. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jasmine C. Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139192/bk_acx0_139192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.