The Black Hour

Author: Lori Rader-Day
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616148867
Size: 17.13 MB
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For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Black Seasons

Author: Michal Glowinski
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810119598
Size: 18.70 MB
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A mosaic of memories from a childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto and a life in hiding on the other side of the wall When six-year-old Michal Glowinski first heard the adults around him speak of the ghetto, he understood only that the word was connected with moving-and conjured up a fantastical image of a many-storied carriage pulled through the streets by some umpteen horses. He was soon to learn that the ghetto was something else entirely. A half-century later, Glowinski, now an eminent Polish literary scholar, leads us haltingly into Nazi-occupied Poland. Scrupulously attentive to the distance between a child's experience and an adult's reflection, Glowinski revisits the images and episodes of his childhood: the emaciated violinist playing a Mendelssohn concerto on the ghetto streets; his game of chess with a Polish blackmailer threatening to deliver him to the Gestapo; and his eventual rescue by Catholic nuns in an impoverished, distant convent. In language at once spare and eloquent, Glowinski explores the horror of those years, the fragility of existence, and the fragmented nature of memory itself.

Die Frau In Schwarz

Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426412480
Size: 11.40 MB
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Der junge Anwalt Arthur Kipps reist in eine gottverlassene Gegend, um den Nachlass einer verstorbenen Klientin zu ordnen. In dem Haus mitten im Moor stößt er auf lang gehütete Geheimnisse und begegnet immer wieder einer mysteriösen Frau in Schwarz. Als er dann auch noch geheimnisvolle Stimmen hört, ahnt er, dass er einem grauenvollen Geschehen auf der Spur ist...

Guiding Children S Learning Of Mathematics

Author: Art Johnson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337515726
Size: 15.14 MB
Format: PDF
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This thorough and practical guide to teaching mathematics for grades K-6 is a perfect combination of a math methods text and resource book for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers. The text's organization uses the Common Core State Standards as its overarching framework. Over 275 lesson activities reinforce the standards and include many examples of cooperative learning strategies, take-home activities, and activities using technology such as apps. Content chapters first develop a math topic, and then extend the same topic, providing foundational material that can be used throughout the elementary grades. Other useful features highlight misconceptions often held about math operations and concepts, ways to be inclusive of various cultural backgrounds, and key technology resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.