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Bébés illimités

By Dominique Forget

« On fait des enfants pour soi, pour donner de soi, pour mettre un peu de soi dans nos familles et nos sociétés et pour faire que soi existe encore un peu après sa mort. » Extrait de l. a. préface du Dr Jean-François Chicoine Il est grand, le désir d’enfants… Mais jusqu’où sommes-nous prêts à aller, individuellement et collectivement, pour assouvir ce désir irrépressible ? Fécondation in vitro, congélation d’embryons, sélection génétique, ban­ques d’ovules et de spermatozoïdes, dons d’embryons, mères porteuses, homoparentalité et grossesses tardives sont à l’honneur dans cet essai à saveur d’enquête journalistique, qui se lit d’un trait. Dans un kind ciselé et efficace, l’auteure Dominique omit livre les résultats de ses recherches, de même que les confidences parfois troublantes qu’elle a recueillies auprès de femmes et d’hommes qui ont fait l’expérience de los angeles procréation assistée, souvent au prix d’énormes sacrifices. Elle divulge également l’état de l. a. réglementation en matière de procréation assistée au Québec, au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde, et rapporte les propos d’experts qui ont pris place dans les débats entourant l. a. procréation assistée. Dérangeant, voire profondément bouleversant, Bébés illimités est un livre-choc qui nous laisse avec de grandes réflexions…

À propos de Dominique Forget

Titulaire d’une maîtrise en génie chimique, Dominique put out of your mind travaille depuis plus de dix ans comme journaliste scientifique. Elle collabore à de nombreux magazines dont L’actualité, Québec technological know-how et Elle Québec. Membre de los angeles Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec et de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, elle est également l’auteure de Perdre le Nord ?, ouvrage qui a remporté en 2008 le prix du meilleur livre scientifique canadien, dans los angeles catégorie « grand public », décerné par l’Asso­­ciation canadienne des rédacteurs scientifiques.

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Name All the Animals: A Memoir

By Alison Smith

The significantly acclaimed, heartbreaking memoir that's straight away a stunning, profound, and redemptive tale of a family members conserving desperately to the reminiscence of a misplaced baby; and a touching, clever, and encouraging coming-out story.

A luminous, precise tale, Name all of the Animals is an extraordinary account of grief and mystery love: the story of a family members clinging to the reminiscence of a misplaced baby, and of a tender girl suffering to outline herself within the wake of his loss. As youngsters, siblings Alison and Roy Smith have been so shut that their mom referred to as them through one identify, Alroy. but if Alison used to be fifteen, she woke sooner or later to benefit that Roy, eighteen, was once dead.

Heartbreaking yet hopeful, this striking memoir explores the aftermath of Roy’s loss of life: his mom and dad’ enduring romance, the religion of a deeply non secular neighborhood, and the thrill and pain of Alison's first love—a taboo dating that opens up a global past the loss of life of her brother.

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The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters

The Quiet Season
Remembering nation Winters
Jerry Apps
“As i believe again to the times of my adolescence, the frost-covered home windows in my bedroom,
the frigid walks to the rustic tuition, the thrill of a snow fall, and 100 different stories, I become aware of that those reports left an indelible mark on me and made me who i'm today.”—From the Introduction

Jerry Apps recollects winters turning out to be up on a farm in valuable Wisconsin through the latter years of the melancholy and during international warfare II. sooner than electrical energy got here to this a part of Waushara County, farmers milked cows by way of hand with the sunshine of a kerosene lantern, woodstoves heated the drafty farm houses, and “making wooden” used to be a massive a part of each winter’s paintings. the youngsters in Jerry’s rural neighborhood walked to a rustic institution that was once heated with a woodstove and had no indoor plumbing. Wisconsin winters then have been a time of mirrored image, of making plans for subsequent 12 months, and of households drawing jointly. Jerry describes how iciness prompted farm households and means that these people who develop up with harsh northern winters are profoundly affected in methods we frequently are usually not aware.

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Last One Home: A Novel

By Debbie Macomber


Debbie Macomber, writer of the Blossom road and Cedar Cove sequence, gives you an inspiring new stand-alone novel concerning the enduring bond among sisters, the ability of forgiveness, and a moment likelihood at love.
transforming into up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, have been quite close—until one fateful occasion drove them aside. After highschool, Cassie ran clear of domestic to marry the incorrect guy, throwing away a faculty scholarship and breaking her mom and dad’ hearts. To make issues worse, Cassie had regularly been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed seriously on her sisters and made Cassie’s activities even tougher to bear.
Now thirty-one, Cassie is again in Washington, dwelling in Seattle along with her daughter and hoping to go away her previous in the back of. After finishing a tough marriage, Cassie is again on her personal toes, the items of her lifestyles slowly yet absolutely coming jointly. regardless of the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been capable of make peace along with her sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a hectic spouse and mom, balancing her occupation with elevating her young ones. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mother whose husband indulges her each whim. Then in the future, Cassie gets a letter from Karen, delivering what Cassie thinks could be a likelihood to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself as much as new possibilities—making amends along with her sisters, discovering love as soon as more—she realizes the facility of compassion, and the promise of a clean start.
a superb novel of perseverance and belief, and an exhilarating trip via life’s demanding situations and joys, Last One Home is Debbie Macomber on the peak of her talents.

Praise for Last One Home
“Fans of bestselling writer Macomber are not disenchanted by way of this compelling stand-alone novel.”Library Journal
“Family, forgiveness and moment likelihood is the topics in Macomber’s newest stand-alone novel. not anyone writes higher women’s modern fiction, and Last One Home is one other remarkable instance. regularly inspiring and heartwarming, it is a learn you are going to cherish.”RT publication Reviews
“Tender, genuine, and entire of hope.”Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Once back, Ms. Macomber has woven a captivating story facing dealing with life’s challenging knocks, begging forgiveness, and gaining self-confidence.”Reader to Reader
“Macomber by no means disappoints me. . . . She regularly manages to depart me with a warming of the soul and fuzzy emotions that remains for days.”Fresh Fiction
“A very heartwarming novel of therapeutic and reconciliation . . . that touches on life’s extra severe moments and should depart readers hoping to revisit those improper yet lovely characters within the future.”—Book stories & extra through Kathy

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Fantastic First-Time Father (50 Things You Really Need to Know)

By Tim Mungeam

Finding out you are going to be a father for the 1st time is a huge feeling - your existence seriously is not a similar back. although, biologically talking, your activity is finished, the genuine paintings is but to return: assisting the long run mom of your baby via all of the highs and lows of her being pregnant, and getting ready in your new position as a father.

Most dads-to-be consider underprepared and overawed, yet amazing First-Time Father: 50 stuff you really want to understand has the entire professional suggestion you wish for each step of how, from receiving the scoop to performing on hours of sleep an evening, and alongside the best way you will get insider counsel and specialist advice.

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That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

By Deborah Tannen

“Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for how humans communicate with an extraordinary strength of unique analysis....Fascinating.”
—Oliver Sacks, writer of The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat and The Mind’s Eye

In That’s no longer What I Meant!, Deborah Tannen, popular verbal exchange specialist and writer of the New York Times bestsellers You’re donning THAT? and You simply Don’t Understand, explores how conversational kinds could make or holiday interpersonal relationships at domestic, at paintings, or at play. lovers of her books and the healthily curious reader drawn to well known psychology, feminism, linguistics, or social sciences should be serious about Tannen’s outstanding insights into accidental conversational confusion.  That’s now not What I Meant! is a vital consultant to spotting and adjusting what we are saying and the way we say it which will develop or store a relationship.

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Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation

Family-making in the US is in a kingdom of flux—the methods humans compose their households is altering, together with those that decide to undertake. Broken hyperlinks, Enduring Ties is a groundbreaking comparative research of transnational and interracial adoptions in the USA. Linda Seligmann uncovers the impression of those adoptions during the last two decades at the ideologies and cultural assumptions that american citizens carry approximately households and the way they're constituted. Seligmann explores even if new types of households and groups are rising because of those adoptions, offering a compelling narrative on how adoptive households thrive and fight to create lasting ties.

Seligmann saw and interviewed a number of adoptive mom and dad and youngsters, non-adoptive households, spiritual figures, academics and directors, and adoption agents. The e-book uncovers that adoption—once thoroughly stigmatized—is now usually embraced both as a romanticized undertaking of rescue or, conversely, as easily one amongst a number of how one can make a family.

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One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children

A 12 months off from paintings. A meandering, serendipitous trip around the world with the folk you're keen on so much. No loan, no motor vehicle funds, no strain. even though it appears like an very unlikely dream for many humans, at some point David Cohen and his relatives choose to make it a fact. along with his spouse and 3 childrens, Cohen units off on a rollicking trip, filled with laugh-out-loud mishaps, heart-pounding adventures, and unexpected epiphanies. Readers sign up for the Cohen relations and trek up a Costa Rican volcano, roam the Burgundy canals through houseboat, traverse the significant Australian wasteland, and observe Istanbul by means of evening. via all of it, the relatives will get the infrequent chance to get to understand one another with no the mundane distractions of tv and games, learning the realm via new eyes and gaining clean point of view on lifestyles and priorities.

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