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  • An Affair with My Motherby Caitríona Palmer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    'Incredibly moving' --Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer: a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter's quest for the truth. Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents. But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that... more...

  • Tiny Prisonersby Maggie Hartley

    Orion 2016; US$ 8.99

    Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse, violence and neglect. Maggie soon realises that Evie and... more...

  • How Not to Murder Your Motherby Stephanie Calman

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 7.25

    Stephanie Calman moves on from bad motherhood, failed grown-upness to the ultimate in tricky relationships: that of mother and daughter. In typically candid Calman style she serves up a painfully acute examination of the human condition, softened by the bellylaugh of recognition that will seize all who read her. As a generation finds itself parenting... more...

  • Feederismby Kathy Charles; Michael Palkowski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book explores the controversial and misunderstood world of sexualised weight gain known as feederism. Conversations with over 20 feeders and feedees are analysed through a psychological and sociological lens. The implications for health professionals working in bariatrics are discussed along with directions for future research. more...

  • Doing Time Togetherby Megan Comfort

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation?s two million inmates. But what of the women they leave behind? Doing Time Together vividly details the ways that prisons shape and infiltrate... more...

  • Labor of the Heartby Ph.D. Kathleen Whitten

    M. Evans & Company 2008; US$ 15.99

    As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse parents while navigating the decisions of how to expand their families. Utilizing extensive research and the author's own experience, Labor... more...

  • The Foster Parenting Manualby Mary Perdue; John DeGarmo

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 17.95

    The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child. more...

  • The Waiting Childby Cindy Champnella

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    The inspiring true story of a four-year-old Chinese orphan who convinces her adoptive American family to return to China to rescue the little boy she couldn't forget Adopted by an American family at age four, Jaclyn traveled to her new home with a great burden. Her new family had to leave behind a little boy who had been under her charge at the Chinese... more...

  • Why Can't My Child Behave?by Amber Elliott

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 19.95

    Why Can't My Child Behave? is an authoritative guide to developing empathy in dealing with children's challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families. more...

  • Keeping Foster Children Safe Onlineby John DeGarmo; Irene Clements

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online. more...