The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735236291

Total Pages:256

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Popular blogger and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs shares her favourite recipes and crafts to bring thoughtful touches to all of life's moments--big or small. Monika Hibbs has found joy in planning gatherings since she was a little girl, but it's not just the hallmark occasions she spends time thinking about. Over the years, she has learned just how important it is to slow down and savour life's simple, everyday moments, in addition to the holidays and milestones. In Gather at Home, Monika Hibbs shares her favourite relaxed and easy ways to make your everyday moments and seasonal celebrations special. Use Monika's collection of over 100 simple recipes, crafts, and do-it-yourself projects, conveniently divided by season, to turn your Friday family games night, Mother's Day brunch, holiday dinner, or outdoor evening barbecue into something memorable, and to create other effortless moments that your friends and family will cherish for years to come. You'll find breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to fit the mood of every season, as well as crafts and do-it-yourself projects you can easily get the kids involved with. Draw inspiration from the lush photography, and add Monika's extra-special touches to make every moment a well-crafted one that will show your family and friends just how much you care.

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At Home in Mumbai: Stories from the City's Living Spaces

Author:Chandrima Pal

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:9352773179

Total Pages:256

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Mumbai is place you can call home and yet remain homeless. Friendly and hostile, generous and ruthless, no other city captures your imagination with such fierceness. And no other city obsesses as much over space with such passion. The boy who calls a square on the pavement his 'ghar' or the globetrotting fashion entrepreneur at her Cumballa Hill home, a star waving out to his fans from his Bandra terrace, to the migrant who struggles to find acceptance in the city teeming with 'outsiders', every person in this city has a story of negotiating the idea of space. This is an attempt to tell some of these stories, to understand what being 'at home' really means to those who have been part of the incredible narrative that is Mumbai.

At Home in the Institution

Author:J. Hamlett

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:113732239X

Total Pages:225

Viewed:1535

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At Home in the Institution examines space and material culture in asylums, lodging houses and schools in Victorian and Edwardian England, and explores the powerful influence of domesticity on all three institutional types.

At Home

Author:Bill Bryson

Publisher:Doubleday Canada

ISBN:0385679440

Total Pages:512

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Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written. Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light.

The Second Shift

Author:Arlie Hochschild,Anne Machung

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101575514

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1678

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Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home. Now, in this updated edition with a new introduction from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.

Strangers at Home

Author:Lynn M. Gunzberg

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:9780520912588

Total Pages:326

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Using popular literature as a window on Italian society and its values, Lynn Gunzberg explores the representation of Jews in novels and poetry written by non-Jews from the beginning of the Risorgimento in the early 1800s to the enactment of the Fascist racial laws in 1938. She shows how the literature of that period contradicts the popular belief that anti-Semitism simply did not exist in Italy until late in the Fascist period.

Bibliostyle

Author:Nina Freudenberger,Sadie Stein

Publisher:Clarkson Potter

ISBN:0525575456

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1240

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A visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library, this dream-and-drool design book features some of the most jaw-dropping book collections of homeowners around the world. NAMED ONE OF JO’S FALL FAVORITES IN MAGNOLIA JOURNAL Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections. Praise for Bibliostyle “Featuring enviable private libraries and packed floor-to-ceiling shelves, this beautiful volume makes a compelling case for books as décor.”—New York “Freudenberger spotlights the splendid, enviable personal libraries of literary figures whose owners obviously care about their book collections and have actually read them, too.”—The Boston Globe “This is a coffee table book that makes you think as well as admire and desire.”—Sydney Herald “Offers a look into the fabulous homes of book lovers the world over, showcasing how their interior design is built around the tomes they love most.”—CN “The photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books will inspire readers to live better with their own collections.”—Publishers Weekly “Nina Freudenberger teams with Sadie Stein of The New Yorker and photographer Shade Degges of Architectural Digest to showcase beautiful photographs of the private libraries of book lovers from all over the world.”—BookRiot

Bread At Home!

Author:Martha Stone

Publisher:Martha Stone

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Total Pages:60

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Bread has been popular among every ethnicity in every era. No matter how old you are, your meals are incomplete without bread. Breakfast is the time when bread is highly desired. Cut yourself a loaf and spread some butter on it and you are good to go. Not only is bread tasty but it is also very healthy. Baking bread may sound a tedious task but in actuality it is very easy and requires only a few ingredients. All you need is the right amount of flour, butter, milk, yeast, oil and the perfect technique, and you are all set to bake appetizing loafs. This recipe book contains 25 different varieties of bread like honey-wheat bread, sourdough bread and focaccia. All of which are deliciously easy to make. Keep them in the freezer if you wish to preserve them for more than a week or just eat them right away, you will not find a huge difference in taste.

At Home in Nature

Author:Rebecca Kneale Gould

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:9780520937864

Total Pages:380

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Motivated variously by the desire to reject consumerism, to live closer to the earth, to embrace voluntary simplicity, or to discover a more spiritual path, homesteaders have made the radical decision to go "back to the land," rejecting modern culture and amenities to live self-sufficiently and in harmony with nature. Drawing from vivid firsthand accounts as well as from rich historical material, this gracefully written study of homesteading in America from the late nineteenth century to the present examines the lives and beliefs of those who have ascribed to the homesteading philosophy, placing their experiences within the broader context of the changing meanings of nature and religion in modern American culture. Rebecca Kneale Gould investigates the lives of famous figures such as Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, Ralph Borsodi, Wendell Berry, and Helen and Scott Nearing, and she presents penetrating interviews with many contemporary homesteaders. She also considers homesteading as a form of dissent from consumer culture, as a departure from traditional religious life, and as a practice of environmental ethics.

Starting at Home

Author:Nel Noddings

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:9780520927568

Total Pages:349

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Nel Noddings, one of the central figures in the contemporary discussion of ethics and moral education, argues that caring--a way of life learned at home--can be extended into a theory that guides social policy. Tackling issues such as capital punishment, drug treatment, homelessness, mental illness, and abortion, Noddings inverts traditional philosophical priorities to show how an ethic of care can have profound and compelling implications for social and political thought. Instead of beginning with an ideal state and then describing a role for home and family, this book starts with an ideal home and asks how what is learned there may be extended to the larger social domain. Noddings examines the tension between freedom and equality that characterized liberal thought in the twentieth century and finds that--for all its strengths--liberalism is still inadequate as social policy. She suggests instead that an attitude of attentive love in the home induces a corresponding responsiveness that can serve as a foundation for social policy. With her characteristic sensitivity to the individual and to the vulnerable in society, the author concludes that any corrective practice that does more harm than the behavior it is aimed at correcting should be abandoned. This suggests an end to the disastrous war on drugs. In addition, Noddings states that the caring professions that deal with the homeless should be guided by flexible policies that allow practitioners to respond adequately to the needs of very different clients. She recommends that the school curriculum should include serious preparation for home life as well as for professional and civic life. Emphasizing the importance of improving life in everyday homes and the possible role social policy might play in this improvement, Starting at Home highlights the inextricable link between the development of care in individual lives and any discussion of moral life and social policy.

Faith at Home

Author:Wendy Claire Barrie

Publisher:Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:0819232777

Total Pages:160

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• Growing need for resources to help parents engage in faith conversations at home • Talking points, practices, and resources included Home (not the congregation) and parents (not clergy, youth ministers, or Sunday School) are the key mechanisms by which religious faith and practice are transmitted intergenerationally. Recent studies indicate that the single most important factor in youth becoming committed and engaged in their religious faith as young adults is that the family talks about religion at home. However, for many parents in the United States, religious language is a foreign language. Faith at Home will help parents learn this "second language" and introduce it to their children in simple, meaningful, concrete ways. Parents often ask: How do we introduce prayer to our children if we do not necessarily believe prayer changes outcomes? How do we approach reading the Bible with our children when our own relationship with it is mixed or complicated? How do we talk about difficult things and where do we find God in the midst of them? How do we teach our children to make a difference in the world? How do we connect what happens at church to what happens at home? These questions and many more are addressed with talking points, practices, and resources provided for each subject.

To be at Home

Author:James Williams,Felicitas Hentschke

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:3110580136

Total Pages:301

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Houses and homes are dynamic spaces within which people work to organize and secure their lives, livelihoods and relationships. Written by a team of renowned historians and anthropologists, and and accompanied by original photography by Maurice Weiss, To Be at Home: House,Work, and Self in the Modern World compares the ways people in different societies and historical periods strive to make and keep houses and homes under conditions of change, upheaval, displacement, impoverishment and violence. These conditions speak to the challenges of life in our modern world. The contributors of this volume position the home as a new nodal point between work, the self and the world to explore people’s creativity, agency and labour. Houses and homes prove complex and powerful concepts – if also often elusive – invoking places, persons, objects, emotions, values, attachments and fantasies. This book demonstrates how the relations between houses, work and the self have transformed dramatically and unpredictably under conditions of capitalism and modernity – and continue to change today.

At Home: Sarah Style

Author:Sarah Richardson

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501119508

Total Pages:288

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Following the bestselling success of Sarah Style, HGTV star and design queen Sarah Richardson invites readers into the homes she’s most proud of designing—her own! Renowned designer Sarah Richardson guides readers through a variety of houses—from urban spaces, to secluded farmland getaways, to the islands of cottage country—that all showcase her signature style of casual elegance and nature-inspired design. In addition to the hundreds of design tips and never-before-seen photos—including many from Sarah’s personal collection—there are forty-five beloved recipes that reflect Sarah’s design style: comforting, fun, and meant for sharing. This is a behind-the-scenes tour that will inspire readers to achieve winning style on any budget. At Home: Sarah Style is the ultimate guide to living in style, loving your home, and entertaining with ease.

Jane Austen at Home

Author:Lucy Worsley

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250131618

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1935

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"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity."--Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but--in the end--a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home.

At Home In Thrush Green

Author:Miss Read

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:140910558X

Total Pages:272

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There are newcomers to the village of Thrush Green... Charles Henstock, vicar of Thrush Green, is living in his new vicarage after the old one burned down. In its place are eight retirement homes, but there's heated debate in the village about the new residents. How to choose who will live there? How will they get on together? And how will they accommodate all the pets? Meanwhile the old residents have their worries. At the school Miss Watson learns that her brother has had an accident; an argument flares up between Edward Young and Dr Lovell; and Dottie Harmer becomes dottier by the day.

The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

Author:Melissa Stanton

Publisher:Seal Press

ISBN:0786745738

Total Pages:288

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Melissa Stanton’s The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is an all-encompassing, truth-telling how-to book that addresses the many practical and psychological issues facing stay-at-home moms today. How do you create time for yourself? Is there really time to do it all (feed the kids, keep them busy, clean the house, balance the checkbook, and take a shower)? How do you deal with the absence of the “professional you"? An invaluable resource for mothers, The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide includes interviews with stay-at-home moms, discussions with experts (family therapists, educators, medical specialists, career counselors), checklists to help you make the most of your time and keep you balanced, and Melissa Stanton’s own experiences leaving a career as an editor for People magazine to become a stay-at-home mom herself.

Everything I Miss at Home

Author:C L Alexander

Publisher:Trafford Publishing

ISBN:1426972660

Total Pages:484

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Today begins the last day of Rocquelle Rocqui Johnsons fairy-tale life when she abruptly receives a disturbing phone call from her mother that prompts her immediate return to her imperfect past. Fayetteville NC, where she grew up was only three hundreds miles away from Richmond VA, where she now lives. Yet, it was worlds apart from her successful business and her loving fianc Zoric. Rocqui knew that coming home would mean the start of revisiting her childhood bittersweet memories. But nothing prepared her for an encounter with a handsome stranger that may potentially destroy her plans to live happily ever after.

Spice At Home

Author:Vivek Singh

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472919831

Total Pages:240

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A collection of fantastic spice dishes for the family from one of the UK's top Indian chefs. Vivek Singh's simple recipes for spice at home are a brilliant marriage between Indian spicing and Western culinary styles. Vivek's mantra is 'evolve' and this 110-strong collection includes both modern dishes from his home in India and his home in Britain, with many that twist the traditions – reflecting two cultures connected by spice. Full of tempting choices for breakfast such as Indian pancakes and duck egg curry, lunch ideas including chilli chicken toastie and spicy fish fingers, and supper selections such as crab and curry leaf risotto and lamb shank rogan josh. With photography by Lara Holmes.

Work at Home Now

Author:Christine Durst,Michael Haaren

Publisher:Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN:1601637691

Total Pages:288

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Many legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 “scam ratio” in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud. Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, American Express, and Northrop Grumman, also hire home-based personnel. In Work at Home Now, you'll learn: The top insider tips on "good" and "bad" Google search terms. How to find the "needles in the haystack" on Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other big sites. Where the real jobs for mystery shoppers, transcriptionists and similar part-time specialties can be found. Scam-spotting tips that even law enforcement doesn't know. Including interviews with hiring managers and successful home-based workers, Work at Home Now is the ultimate guide to finding the work-at-home job or project you want most.

Healing the Masses

Author:Julie M. Feinsilver

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:9780520913950

Total Pages:328

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How has Cuba, a small, developing country, achieved its stunning medical breakthroughs? Hampered by scarce resources and a long-standing U.S. embargo, Cuba nevertheless has managed to provide universal access to health care, comprehensive health education, and advanced technology, even amid desperate economic conditions. Moreover, Cuba has sent disaster relief, donations of medical supplies and technology, and cadres of volunteer doctors throughout the world, emerging, in Castro's phrase, as a "world medical power." In her significant and timely study, Julie Feinsilver explores the Cuban medical phenomenon, examining how a governmental obsession with health has reaped medical and political benefits at home and abroad. As a result of Cuba's forward strides in health care, infant mortality rates are low even by First World standards. Cuba has successfully dealt with the AIDS epidemic in a manner that has aroused controversy and that some claim has infringed on individual liberties—issues that Feinsilver succinctly evaluates. Feinsilver's research and travel in Cuba over many years give her a unique perspective on the challenges Cuba faces in this time of unprecedented economic and political uncertainty. Her book is a must-read for everyone concerned with health policy, international relations, and Third World societies.