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A Life of Adventure & Delight

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Hailed as a storyteller whose fiction is "a glowing work of art" (Wall Street Journal), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In A Life of Adventure and Delight, Sharma delivers eight masterful stories that focus on Indian protagonists at home and abroad and that plunge the reader into the unpredictable workings of the human heart.

A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find herself in love with her husband. A retired divorcé tries to become the perfect partner by reading women's magazines. A man's longstanding contempt for his cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for a sick woman. Tender and darkly comic, the protagonists in A Life of Adventure and Delight deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate, honest assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives from a dazzlingly original, critically acclaimed writer.

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9780393285345
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2017-07-11
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TB - TEACHING & LEARNING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic, Second Edition is based on the teaching, research, and professional experiences of Drs. Margaret Plack and Maryanne Driscoll, who together have over 60 years of experience. More importantly it contains practical information that allows students, educators, and clinicians to develop optimal instructional strategies in a variety of settings. Clinical scenarios and reflective questions are interspersed throughout, providing opportunities for active learning, critical thinking, and immediate direct application.

Grounded in current literature, the Second Edition is geared for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, educators, and other health care professionals. By extending the principles of systematic effective instruction to facilitate critical thinking in the classroom and the clinic, and providing strategies to enhance communication and collaboration, the Second Edition has a strong theoretical basis in reflective practice, active learning strategies, and evidence-based instruction.

Features:

  • A user-friendly approach integrating theory and practical application throughout
  • Classroom/clinical vignettes along with integrative problem solving activities and reflective questions to reinforce concepts
  • Key points to remember and chapter summaries throughout
  • Updated references and suggested readings at the end of each chapter
  • Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.

    In physical therapy, teaching and learning are lifelong processes. Whether you are a student, clinician, first time presenter, or experienced faculty member, you will find Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy: From Classroom to Clinic, Second Edition useful for enhancing your skills both as a learner and as an educator in physical therapy.

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    9781630910686
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    2017-01-15
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    TB - The Color of Water

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    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography.

    The incredible modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride's literary career.

    Over two years on The New York Times bestseller list

    Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

    The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion--and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain.

    In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned.

    At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college--and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University.

    Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.

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    9781594481925
    Publication Date: 
    2006-02-07
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