Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas Author Marianne Sciucco
ISBN-10 9780989559218
Year 2013-04-24
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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A nursing facility is everyone's solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can't bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing dementia and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.

Shadows of Blue Hydrangeas

Shadows of Blue Hydrangeas Author Betty Bettencourt Dodds
ISBN-10 9781608440689
Year 2009-09
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
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Shadows of Blue Hydrangeas A gripping historic saga based on the author's Portuguese ancestors. The settings and events are historically accurate while the narrative is fictional. An Azorean family leaves the poverty stricken Island of Sao Jorge in 1877 and emigrates to California. They join their Portuguese relatives in San Rafael, Marin County, California and their tumultuous family history unfolds. Captains Morais and Bettencourt establish a maritime hauling service on the San Francisco Bay. Beautiful, headstrong, Frances, marries at age 14, has four children, separates from her philandering husband at age 21 much to the disapproval of her mother and the Catholic Church. To support herself, her children, widowed mother and two sisters, she starts a family millinery business. When this enterprise dies she becomes a stewardess for transpacific steamships. Her youngest son, Rafael, is a precocious artistic genius who successfully enters the San Francisco art world. His homosexual lifestyle leads to a traumatic climax. The story provides historical facts and background as the family copes with a new culture, family discourse, courtroom dramas, a murder, personal tragedies and triumphs, scandalous steamship tales, prejudice, and art achievements. Azorean customs and folklore are integrated throughout the story. The author is currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is a fourth generation Californian, graduated with a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, obtained a MS Degree from California Lutheran University and a Doctor of Education from Brigham Young University. She worked in Special Education as a teacher, administrator and a school psychologist until retirement. A three-year tour with the Department of Defense was spent on Terceira Island, Azores, which allowed the author to reconnect with her Azorean roots. Her hobbies center on gardening and a passion for family history research."

Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas Author J. J. Wallingford
ISBN-10 1594934207
Year 2014-11-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Bella Books Incorporated
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Betrayed by her girlfriend and abruptly unemployed, art teacher and historian Devan Scott decides there’s no place like home. Washington State’s refreshing blue rivers and peaceful green forests are just what she needs. The people are friendly too. Especially Kelly Carpenter—so intense and playful that Devan might be frightened if she weren’t so breathless. Gym owner Alex Bouldin is sweet, kind, funny and smart, but Devan isn’t going to believe those pretty flowers and white picket fence feelings. Not this time. Can a woman rediscover what really makes her happy?

Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas Author Caroline McMahon
ISBN-10 1291644865
Year 2014-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher
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Caroline McMahon reflects on her memories on training and working as a Midwife in Perth, Western Australia. She recalls the wonderful learning times of her early Midwifery days, not only about how to become a Midwife but also about herself and those around her. Be charmed by her touching and at times humourous recollections on life as a Midwife.

The New Book of Wedding Flowers

The New Book of Wedding Flowers Author Joanne O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 1579904653
Year 2004
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Lark Books
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Provides instructions for creating a wedding flower plan, including budget, arrangements, themes, and working with florists.

Gardening with Keith Kirsten

Gardening with Keith Kirsten Author Keith Kirsten
ISBN-10 1868725073
Year 2001-09-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Struik
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An illustrated and practical guide for gardeners at all levels of expertise. Whether you have a few acres of land or a small back yard, this guide will help you get the most out of your garden.

Rilke Modernism and Poetic Tradition

Rilke  Modernism and Poetic Tradition Author Judith Ryan
ISBN-10 1139426664
Year 1999-11-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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If the rise of modernism is the story of a struggle between the burden of tradition and a desire to break free of it, then Rilke's poetic development is a key example of this tension at work. Taking a sceptical view of Rilke's own myth of himself as a solitary genius, Judith Ryan reveals how deeply his writing is embedded in the culture of its day. She traces his often desperate attempts to grapple with problems of fashion, influence and originality as he shaped his career during the crucial decades in which modernism was born. This 1999 book was the first systematic study of Rilke's trajectory from aestheticism to modernism as seen through the lens of his engagement with poetic tradition and the visual arts. It is full of surprising discoveries about individual poems. Above all, it shifts the terms of the debate about Rilke's place in modern literary history.

Chemistry3

Chemistry3 Author Andrew Burrows
ISBN-10 9780198733805
Year 2017-01-26
Pages 1432
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Chemistry is widely considered to be the central science: it encompasses concepts from which other branches of science are developed. Yet, for many students entering university, gaining a firm grounding in chemistry is a real challenge. Chemistry� responds to this challenge, providing students with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry on which to build later studies. Uniquely amongst the introductorychemistry texts currently available, Chemistry� is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - coverage that is uniformly authoritative. The approach toorganic chemistry is mechanistic, rather than the old-fashioned 'functional group' approach, to help students achieve a fuller understanding of the underlying principles. The expertise of the author team is complemented by two specialists in chemistry education, who bring to the book a wealth of experience of teaching chemistry in a way that students enjoy and understand, and who understand the challenges of the transition from school to university. The result is a textthat builds on what students know already from school and tackles their misunderstandings and misconceptions, thereby providing a seamless transition from school to undergraduate study. The authors achieve unrivalled accessibility through the provision of carefully-worded explanations and reminders of students' existing knowledge; the introduction of concepts in a logical and progressive manner; and the use of annotated diagrams and step-by-step worked examples. Students are encouraged to engage with the text and appreciate the central role that chemistry plays in our lives through the unique use of real-world context and photographs. Chemistry� tackles head-on two issues pervading chemistry education: students' mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. Instead of avoiding the maths,Chemistry� provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of key mathematical concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit, to help students get to grips with the essential mathematical element of chemistry. Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between the topics, so students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.

Chemistry

Chemistry  Author Andrew Burrows
ISBN-10 9780199691852
Year 2013-03-21
Pages 1407
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Providing equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - coverage that is uniformly authoritative - this text builds on what students may already know and tackles their misunderstandings and misconceptions. The authors achieve unrivalled accessibility through carefully-worded explanations, the introduction of concepts in a logical and progressive manner, and the use of annotated diagrams and step-by-step worked examples. Students are encouraged to engage with the text andappreciate the central role that chemistry plays in our lives through the unique use of real-world examples and visuals. Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between the topics, so students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.

Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide

Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide Author Shawna Coronado
ISBN-10 9781591866077
Year 2014-10-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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The ultimate, fully illustrated guide to plant selection and gardening in the Prairie State. With its northeastern edge seated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Illinois offers some of the United States' most fertile farmlands. But as any midwesterner knows, the entire region's weather can turn on a dime, and keeping plant life alive in such a widely varying climate can be difficult for gardeners of all skill levels. In Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide, born-and-bred midwestern gardener Shawna Coronado showcases more than 150 plant species destined for success throughout all of Illinois--from flowers and shrubs, such as the blazing star and the beautiful early-spring-flowering witchhazel, to trees and vines, such as the ginkgo and the exquisite clematis. Each entry features full-color photography, plant-name pronunciation, helpful icons denoting sun/shade requirements and plant qualities, instructions for how to bring the plant from transplant to maturity, and even recommendations for what you should plant nearby. If you're not sure where to start, official color-coded USDA maps let you know your plant hardiness zone. So whether you're planting in a windy Chicago suburb, prepping for a frigid winter in Galena, or anticipating a rainy spring in Mt. Vernon, Illinois Getting Started Garden Guide gives you all the information you need for a colorful, diverse home landscape.

Chemistry Connections

Chemistry Connections Author Kerry K. Karukstis
ISBN-10 9780124001510
Year 2003
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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This book provides a fascinating array of examples of chemistry at work, spanning topics from the aurora, to medicine, to sticky notes. The explanations begin with the basics, followed by more detailed analyses that show why it is interesting, fun, and useful to learn the underlying chemical principles. This much-enjoyed book, now fully revised and expanded, illustrates how chemistry governs much of our everyday experience and interaction with the world around us. -- from Back Cover.