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Can I Let You Go?: A heartbreaking true story of love, loss and moving on

Can I Let You Go?: A heartbreaking true story of love, loss and moving on

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008156603
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.

A Baby’s Cry

A Baby’s Cry

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007445709
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

Please Don’t Take My Baby

Please Don’t Take My Baby

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007514921
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
  • View: 851
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‘I’m going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,’ Jade said. ‘I’ll show my mum she’s wrong.’ Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she’s brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008275939
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

Before I Let You Go

Before I Let You Go

  • Author: Kelly Rimmer
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488029385
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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“Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable. As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path? Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break.

Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

Love, Loss and Moving Forward

  • Author: Lisa Niemi Swayze
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857208411
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze first met as teenagers at his mother's dance studio. He was older and just a bit cocky; she was the gorgeous waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. It didn't take long for them to fall in love. Their thirty-four year marriage -- which they explored together in The Time of My Life -- was a uniquely passionate partnership. Now, for the first time, Lisa will share what it was like to care for her husband as he battled Stage IV pancreatic cancer, and will describe his last days when she simply tried to keep him comfortable. She writes searingly about her grief in the aftermath of Patrick's death, and candidly discusses the challenges that the past fourteen months without him have posed. But while this is an emotionally honest and unflinching depiction of illness, death, and loss, it is also a hopeful and life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit. Lisa shows that no matter how dark the prospect of another day may seem, there are always reserves of strength to call upon, and the love shared between two people will never truly die.

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

The True Story of a Troubled Boy with a Dark Secret

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000736296X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 344
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Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. Cathy, Reece's foster carer, was about to unravel a truth about the reasons for his violent and aggressive behaviour - a truth more shocking than she'd ever imagined.

I Let You Go

I Let You Go

  • Author: Clare Mackintosh
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0451490525
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016! The blockbuster thriller for those who loved The Girl on the Train and The Widow..."[A] finely crafted novel with a killer twist."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street... I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind, desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them.

Let It Go

Let It Go

A True Story of Tragedy and Forgivenesss

  • Author: Chris Williams
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain
  • ISBN: 9781609071271
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 151
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"When his wife and two of his children were killed in a drunk-driving accident, Chris Williams made the most important decision of his life"--Provided by publisher.

I Let Him Go

I Let Him Go

The heartbreaking book from the mother of James Bulger

  • Author: Denise Fergus
  • Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1911600141
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, with an updated chapter from Denise. 'I was crying so much I couldn't breathe. The thought of leaving the shopping centre without him was crushing. I knew that walking away from the place where he had gone missing, without any idea where he now was, meant that things were really bad. James had been right by my side and then he was gone forever.' On 12th February 1993, Denise Fergus' life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand for a few seconds to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. For the first time since that moment 25 years ago, Denise tells her extraordinary story in this heart-wrenching book, an unflinching account of that terrible day. What if she had never taken James shopping? What if she had turned right coming out of the butcher's, instead of left? Denise's initial hope after seeing her son on CCTV with other children quickly turned to devastation when, two days later, James' body was found. His death reverberated around the world and his killers became the youngest ever convicted murderers in UK legal history. Four minutes is all it took for them to lead James away from his mother to his death. Denise took up a tortuous legal battle for James, and it was her astonishing strength and love for her son that ultimately helped to change the way the law treats victims of crime. This is a mother's tale, of finding a way through the despair to remember the happiness and wonderful memories that James brought his family. Above all, Denise doesn't want her son to be remembered as a murdered child, and with this beautifully written book, she does just that.

The Angel in My Pocket

The Angel in My Pocket

A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

  • Author: Sukey Forbes
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143127578
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 246
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A woman born to privilege as part of a well-known New England family discusses how she learned to live again after losing her young daughter to a rare genetic disease and found ways to reconnect with her in the afterlife through clairvoyants.

Bearing the Unbearable

Bearing the Unbearable

Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

  • Author: Joanne Cacciatore
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614292965
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 248
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If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable—especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, “NO!” with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear—and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore—bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field—accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities—as well as her own experience with loss—Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief. Not just for the bereaved, Bearing the Unbearable will be required reading for grief counselors, therapists and social workers, clergy of all varieties, educators, academics, and medical professionals. Organized into fifty-two accessible and stand-alone chapters, this book is also perfect for being read aloud in support groups.

Cruel to Be Kind

Cruel to Be Kind

Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperElement
  • ISBN: 9780008252007
  • Category: Adoption
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4078
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Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008187576
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

The Silent Cry

The Silent Cry

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Publisher: HarperElement
  • ISBN: 9780008153717
  • Category: Children of mentally ill mothers
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3127
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The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. The sixteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley who she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have a happy ending and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best.

Rare Bird

Rare Bird

A Memoir of Loss and Love

  • Author: Anna Whiston-Donaldson
  • Publisher: Convergent Books
  • ISBN: 1601425201
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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The author shares the story of the loss of her twelve-year-old son to a flash flood, and how she and her family made their way through profound grief toward peace with the help of the presence of God.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925

  • Author: Vera Brittain
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0297859145
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 608
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This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

  • Author: Nicola Yoon
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0553496662
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 240
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

  • Author: Patrick Ness
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763669091
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 224
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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

  • Author: John Green
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525555358
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 304
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“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.