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  • Unraveledby Maria Housden

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95

    As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden?s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden?s riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as... more...

  • How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bedby Theo Pauline Nestor

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00

    ?I feel like I?ve joined an enormous club, something like the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are weary with battle fatigue and sometimes even gripped by nostalgia for the good old, bad old days, but our numbers are large,? writes Theo Pauline Nestor in this wry, fiercely honest chronicle of life after divorce. Less than an hour after confronting her... more...

  • Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorceby Russell Wild; Susan Ellis Wild

    Wiley 2005; US$ 16.99

    The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line! Sad. Mad. Scared. Stressed. Distraught. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Divorce dredges up so many emotions and entails so many financial and legal issues, it's difficult to stay rational and keep your life on track. This savvy, updated guide empowers you to take constructive steps toward... more...

  • Divorce in Psychosocial Perspectiveby Joseph Guttmann

    Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 100.00

    Many books deal with divorce and its aftermath -- some deal with the impact of divorce on children and families, others with the legal or sociological aspects of divorce, and a few focus on divorced mothers and fathers. Most of these books are characterized by their practical orientation toward the issues and problems posed by divorce. None of these,... more...

  • Moving Beyond your Parents' Divorceby Mel Krantzler; Patricia Krantzler

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 19.95

    From the bestselling author of Creative Divorce , a refreshingly positive guide for adult children of divorced parents The potential harmful effects of parental divorce on children have been covered repeatedly in the media. No wonder that many of the 30 million children whose parents have divorced since 1979 feel stigmatized. Moving Beyond... more...

  • Dissolving Wedlockby Dr Colin Gibson; Colin Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    The divorce rate has been rising significantly throughout the twentieth century. By interweaving the historical, demographic, sociological, legal, political and policy aspects of this increase, Colin Gibson explores the effects it has had on family patterns and habits. Dissolving Wedlock presents a multi-disciplinary examination of all the socio-legal... more...

  • Cruelty and Companionshipby A. James Hammerton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Cruelty and Companionship is an account of the intimate but darker sides of marriage in Victorian and Edwardian England. Hammerton draws upon previously unpublished material from the records of the divorce court and magistrates' courts to challenge many popular views about changing family patterns. His findings open a rare window onto the sexual... more...

  • Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Societyby Yossef Rapoport

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    The author explores gender relations, marriage and divorce in medieval Islamic society. more...

  • Debating Divorce in Italyby Mark Seymour

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italy's recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long story behind that struggle has remained largely unfamiliar. Using the debates over divorce as a lens, this book is a study of the quest to modernize Italy, Italians, and Italian marriage. more...

  • Great Catastrophe of My Lifeby Thomas E. Buckley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    From the end of the Revolution until 1851, the Virginia legislature granted most divorces in the state. It granted divorces rarely, however, turning down two-thirds of those who petitioned for them. Men and women who sought release from unhappy marriages faced a harsh legal system buttressed by the political, religious, and communal cultures of southern... more...