The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

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Random House #ad - At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, and family, friends, Kristine and Michael prevailed.

. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Dramatic, inspiring, the spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and transformative, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us.

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism #ad - Praise for the spark  “An amazing memoir. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. The barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, stars, and eventually stopped talking completely.

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Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

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HarperOne #ad - Five years after half the sky's first orphanage program opened, government officials began to mention child welfare and nurturing care in public speeches. And, in 2011, at china's great hall of the people, half the sky and its government partners celebrated the launch of The Rainbow Program, a groundbreaking initiative to change the face of orphan care by training every child welfare worker in the country.

That very day she created half the sky Foundation, an organization conceived to bring love into the life of every orphan in China and one that has actually managed to fulfill its promise. In wish you happy forever, a fish out of water tale like no other, Bowen relates her struggle to bring the concept of "child nurture and responsive care" to bemused Chinese bureaucrats and how she's actually succeeding.

Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains #ad - Thanks to bowen's relentless perseverance through heartbreak and a dose of humor, Half the Sky's goal to bring love the lives of forgotten children comes ever closer. Wish you happy forever chronicles half the sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages—and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them—from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise.

After reading an article about the thousands of baby girls languishing in Chinese orphanages, Bowen and her husband adopted a little girl from China and brought her home to Los Angeles, not out of a need to build a family but rather a commitment to save one child. A year later, thriving in an environment where she knew she was loved, as she watched her new daughter play in the grass with her friends, Bowen was overcome with a desire to help the children that she could not bring home.

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal #ad - Part three cups of tea, grennan’s remarkable memoir is at once gripping and inspirational, part Into Thin Air, and it carries us deep into an exotic world that most readers know little about. Funny, touching, tragic…. A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one man’s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.

Neil white, author of in the sanctuary of outcastsLittle Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan’s battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process.

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An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

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Penguin Books #ad - A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1, 200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, a hotel manager, Rusesabagina, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception.

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography #ad - In an ordinary man, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, he tells the story of his childhood, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.

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The Assembler of Parts: A Novel

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Arcade #ad - While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. She is guided in this by a being she calls the Assembler of Parts, and her task seems to be to grasp her life’s meaning.

And only then does the Assembler’s purpose become clear. But by her very imperfections, she has a unique ability to draw love from—and heal—those around her, from the parents who come together over her to the grandmother whose guilt she assuages, to the family friend she helps reconcile with an angry past.

The Assembler of Parts: A Novel #ad - Yet, it is only when she comes to her sudden death—for which her parents are suspected of neglect, unleashing a chain of events beyond her healing—that her sense of her life truly begin to crystallize. A dual kirkus best fiction and best Debut Fiction selection, this stunning novel is an emotional fable about love, forgiveness, and what most makes us human.

At the outset of this extraordinary first novel, eight-year-old Jess finds herself in heaven reviewing her short life. With prose that is rich in emotion and eloquence and that distills poetry from the language of medicine and the words for ordinary things, what makes us human, Raoul Wientzen has delivered a novel of rare beauty that speaks to subjects as profound as faith, and the value of a life.

Skyhorse publishing, literary classics including shakespeare, cather, classic literature, historical fiction, erotic and love stories, satire, as well as our Arcade, romance, Dumas, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, political and medical thrillers, mystery, and Good Books imprints, folklore and mythology, comedy, Yucca, Wilde, novellas, and much more.

From the moment of her birth, it was obvious that Jess is unlike other children, for she suffers from a syndrome of birth defects that leaves her flawed.

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Epilogue: A Memoir

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Liveright #ad - Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons. Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined.

Epilogue: A Memoir #ad - . After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Winner, intelligence, the Rome Prize“This remarkable memoir is written with extraordinary care, and honesty. Riveting, and courageously told” maggie Shipstead, soulful, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s journey through grief in search of a new, unexpected love.

In short, it’s fully alive. Phillip lopatefor will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning.

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Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - This "stunningly beautiful memoir" San Francisco Chronicle is now a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. Nick flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. Being flynn previously published as another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions #ad - . As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.

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Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

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Penguin Books #ad - The voices here connect us to real people and their lives--to their experiences of profound joy, and despair, sadness, to good times and hard times, courage, to good deeds and misdeeds. As heard on npr, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life.

Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project #ad - To read this book is to be reminded of how rich and varied the American storybook truly is, how resistant to easy categorization or stereotype. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth. Dave isay's newest book, Callings, is now available from Penguin Press.

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Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Whether exploring, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, sleeping, playing, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. This heartwarming story is illustrated with both the author’s photographs and sixty of Iris’s gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three.

Both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her. Compelling reading” Booklist, starred review. Iris’ story, as told and photographed by her mother, beautifully deciphers the way a child with autism sees and approaches the world .

Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family #ad -  .  . One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown.

Iris grace is a beautiful little girl who, barely communicated, from a very young age, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. Inspiring and touching, iris grace follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child.

A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. With thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family.

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The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

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Bantam #ad - There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. From the Trade Paperback edition. The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore:The Things I Want MOST:A familyA fishing poleA familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return.

So they brought mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed. For the biggest obstacle to mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love.

The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own #ad - When richard and sue miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toll, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST.

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Making Toast: A Family Story

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A painfully beautiful memoir…. Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive. E. A book that grew out of his popular december 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking.

Doctorow a revered, peabody, novelist, and playwright, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few journalist, many times honored George Polk, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family. L. Writer ann beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, “written so forthrightly, but so delicately, that you feel you’re a part of this family.

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