Co-parenting with a toxic ex : what to do when your ex-spouse tries to turn the kids against you

Amy J. L. Baker, Paul R Fine
2014
306.89 B167c

There’s no question about it: your children are the most important thing in your life. But if you have gone through a messy divorce, your relationship with your children may become strained if you have to deal with a toxic ex. Your ex may bad-mouth you in front of the kids, accuse you of being a bad parent, and even attempt to replace you in the children’s lives with a new partner. As a result, your children may become confused, conflicted, angry, anxious, or depressed – and you may feel powerless.

In Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex, a nationally recognized parenting expert offers you a positive parenting approach to dealing with a hostile ex-spouse. You’ll learn to avoid the most common mistakes of co-parenting, how to avoid « parental alienation syndrome », and effective techniques for talking to your children in a way that fosters an open and honest response. In addition, you’ll learn how to protect your children from painful loyalty conflicts between you and your ex-spouse.

 

Duchess Bake Shop : French-inspired recipes from our bakery to your home

Giselle Courteau
2017
641.86 C863d

The perfect balance of high-end French pastries and home baking. This elegant, must-have cookbook offers exceptional recipes with exquisite results–perfect for passionate home bakers.

An updated version of the best-selling debut from Giselle Courteau, this beautiful cookbook is packed with stunning recipes with spectacular results. The ideas from this cookbook can be traced back to Giselle’s experiences teaching English in Japan in 2007. It was in Tokyo that Giselle, a self-taught baker, first discovered French macarons and became determined to replicate the delicate confections at home. After experimenting with hundreds of different recipes, all in a tiny toaster oven, Giselle finally perfected a macaron recipe that inspired her to open a French Patisserie in Canada in 2009. That macaron recipe is featured in this cookbook and macarons have been (and continue to be) the bestselling item at Duchess Bake Shop since it first opened.
Macarons aside, Giselle’s expertise in all things French patisserie is clear throughout this cookbook. Inside, you’ll find standout recipes for Pains au Chocolat, Brioche, and Tartiflette. The cookbook also features contemporary twists on classics including The Duchess, a modern take on the Swedish Princess Cake; Duchess St. Honoré, a combination of two pastries (puff and pâte à choux); and delicious Canadian-inspired pastries such as Farmer’s Saskatoon Pie, Butter Tarts, and the Courteau Family Tourtière. This new edition will also include Duchess Bake Shop’s famed Buche de Noel, a perfect recipe for the holiday season!
With ten chapters of approachable recipes that have been tested and re-tested, Giselle’s instructions demystify the baking process. This cookbook will inspire readers to bake with confidence using a range of baking equipment, techniques, and ingredients. The book’s refined design captures the sophistication and chic decadence of Giselle’s beloved bake shop.

Heretics and believers : a history of the English Reformation

Peter Marshall
2017
270 M369h

Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall’s sweeping new history—the first major overview for general readers in a generation—argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of “reform” in various competing guises. King Henry VIII wanted an orderly, uniform Reformation, but his actions opened a Pandora’s Box from which pluralism and diversity flowed and rooted themselves in English life.

With sensitivity to individual experience as well as masterfully synthesizing historical and institutional developments, Marshall frames the perceptions and actions of people great and small, from monarchs and bishops to ordinary families and ecclesiastics, against a backdrop of profound change that altered the meanings of “religion” itself. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church.

River of life, river of death : the Ganges and India’s future

Victor Mallet
2017
333.9162 M253r

India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health.Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present

Co-parenting with a toxic ex : what to do when your ex-spouse tries to turn the kids against you

Amy Baker
2014
306.89 B167c

After a messy divorce, it’s all too common for one parent to try and undermine the relationship between their children and their ex. In Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex, readers are offered a positive parenting approach to coping with a hostile ex-spouse. Inside, mothers and fathers who are dealing with a toxic ex will learn how to avoid parental alienation, as well as techniques for talking to their children in a way that fosters open and honest response. Divorce can be painful, but with the right tools parents can protect their kids and build stronger, more trusting relationships.

Excellent information on practical problematic issues and good applicable solutions. A must for parents in this situation!

Empire State Building

empire_state_buildingElizabeth Mann
2003
720.483 M281e

In Empire State Building, author Elizabeth Mann tells the story of an American icon. From start to finishing touches, she tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into its creation. Her fascinating profiles of the millionaires and laborers capture the essence of the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel.

Alan Witschonke’s paintings are bold and luminous, and his diagrams dazzlingly clear. Photographs by early 20th century master Lewis Hine take the reader up high into the heady, dangerous world of the steelworker out on the edge of girders way above the city streets. Empire State Building is a timely book about the enduring achievement of a great city.

The lost city of the Monkey God

lost_city_monkey_godDouglas Preston
2017
972.85 P937L

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.

Zeitoun

zeitounDave Eggers
2009
920.9 E29z

This is the true story of Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun who were living and working in New Orleans when Katrina hit. Kathy left with the children but Abdul stayed to look after his properties and salvage what he could. The two called each other every day but after a week, Abdul stopped calling. Kathy was extremely worried and thought that he was dead because of the news footage showing looting and violence. But Abdul was not dead, he was in prison. For being a muslim after 9/11? He did not know because he was not told what he was accused of and spent time in a maximum security jail. A hard-working man who was a good samaritain, who saved lives during the flood and came to the aid of abandoned animals! It is truly scary how things get out of hand when the rule of law disappears.
Those of you who want to know what happened to Abdul and Kathy after the ordeal can google them: you are in for a shock!

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

just_mercyBryan Stevenson

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time

Between the World and Me

between_world_meTa-Nehisi Coates
2015
305.800973 C652b

In the from of an essay, Cotes writes to his son about what it means to be an Afro-American in the United States today what with the almost daily killings of Black men and boys by policemen who get away with it. Heartfelt and scathing.