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Stranger Care

Author : Sarah Sentilles
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.”—Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin May you always feel at home. After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decide to adopt via the foster care system. Despite knowing that the system’s goal is the child’s reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home to a flurry of social workers who question them, evaluate them, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their lives—even if it means most likely having to give the child back. After years of starts and stops, and endless navigation of the complexities and injustices of the foster care system, a phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl named Coco, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home. “You were never ours,” Sarah tells Coco, “yet we belong to each other.” A love letter to Coco and to the countless children like her, Stranger Care chronicles Sarah’s discovery of what it means to mother—in this case, not just a vulnerable infant but the birth mother who loves her, too. Ultimately, Coco’s story reminds us that we depend on family, and that family can take different forms. With prose that Nick Flynn has called “fearless, stirring, rhythmic,” Sentilles lays bare an intimate, powerful story with universal concerns: How can we care for and protect one another? How do we ensure a more hopeful future for life on this planet? And if we’re all related—tree, bird, star, person—how might we better live?

The Unity of the Common Law

Author : Alan Brudner
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In this classic study, Alan Brudner investigates the basic structure of the common law of transactions. For decades, that structure has been the subject of intense debate between formalists, who say that transactional law is a private law for interacting parties, and functionalists, who say that it is a public law serving the collective ends of society. Against both camps, Brudner proposes a synthesis of formalism and functionalism in which private law is modified by a common good without being subservient to it. Drawing on Hegel's legal philosophy, the author exhibits this synthesis in each of transactional law's main divisions: property, contract, unjust enrichment, and tort. Each is a whole composed of private-law and public-law parts that complement each other, and the idea connecting the parts to each other is also latently present in each. Moreover, Brudner argues, a single narrative thread connects the divisions of transactional law to each other. Not a row of disconnected fields, transactional law is rather a story about the realization in law of the agent's claim to be a dignified end-master of its body, its acquisitions, and the shape of its life. Transactional law's divisions are stages in the progress toward that goal, each generating a potential developed by the next. Thus, contract law fulfils what is incompletely realized in property law, negligence law what is germinal in contract law, public insurance what is seminal in negligence law, and transactional law as a whole what is underdeveloped in public insurance. The end point is the limit of what a transactional law can contribute to a life sufficient for dignity. Reconfigured and expanded with a contribution by Jennifer Nadler, The Unity of the Common Law stands out among contemporary theories of private law in that it depicts private law as purposive without being instrumental and as autonomous without being emptily formal.

The Whole Works of the Right Rev Jeremy Taylor

Author : Jeremy Taylor
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His Lover s Little Secret Princess in the Making

Author : Andrea Laurence
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Two reader-favorite stories of powerful men…wrapped around their babies' little fingers HIS LOVER'S LITTLE SECRET Sabine Hayes has kept her baby secret for two years, until a chance run-in forces her to confront the father of her little boy. Yet she refuses to give in to Gavin Brooks's demands. His power and wealth won't turn her head this time. She'll let him get to know his son, but she will never return to Gavin's privileged world…or his bed! PRINCESS IN THE MAKING Prince Marcus Salvatora is only supposed to tempt Vanessa Reynolds away from her plot to marry his father and become queen. Yet befriending the lovely single mother and her adorable baby girl has the debonair bachelor awash in confusion. This woman and her child aren't schemers. In fact, they could make his life complete.

The Works of Lord Byron

Author : George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
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In the Care of Strangers

Author : Linda Pischke
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The House in Balfour street

Author : Charles Patton Dimitry
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Love s Labor

Author : Eva Feder Kittay
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transactions of the Georgia State Agricultural Society

Author : Georgia State Agricultural Society
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Stranger Care

Author : Sarah Sentilles
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A devastating memoir about motherhood, from the award-winning author of Draw Your Weapons