C mon Papa

Titre : C mon Papa
Auteur : Ryan Knighton
Éditeur : Knopf Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780307373915
Libération : 2010-05-04

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Ryan Knighton's humorous and perceptive tales of fatherhood take us inside an unusual new family, one bound by its father's particular darkness and light. C'mon Papa is Ryan Knighton's heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to find novel ways to adapt to nearly every aspect of parenting: the most basic skills are nearly impossible to contemplate, let alone master. And how will Ryan get to know this pre-verbal bundle of coos and burps when he can't see her smile, or look into her eyes for hints of the person to come? But this is no pity party, and Ryan has no time for sentimentality. Tackling these hurdles with grace and humour, Ryan is determined to do his part - and this is where the fun starts. From holding his daughter as she wails into the night to their first nerve-wracking walk to the cafe, no activity between father and daughter is without its pitfalls. In his struggle to "see" Tess, Ryan reimagines the relationship between father and child during that first chaotic year. From the Hardcover edition.

C mon Papa

Titre : C mon Papa
Auteur : Ryan Knighton
Éditeur : Vintage Canada
ISBN-13 : 0307396703
Libération : 2012-01-10

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Ryan Knighton's humorous and perceptive tales of fatherhood take us inside an unusual new family, one bound by its father's particular darkness and light. C'mon Papais Ryan Knighton's heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to find novel ways to adapt to nearly every aspect of parenting: the most basic skills are nearly impossible to contemplate, let alone master. And how will Ryan get to know this pre-verbal bundle of coos and burps when he can't see her smile, or look into her eyes for hints of the person to come? But this is no pity party, and Ryan has no time for sentimentality. Tackling these hurdles with grace and humour, Ryan is determined to do his part - and this is where the fun starts. From holding his daughter as she wails into the night to their first nerve-wracking walk to the cafe, no activity between father and daughter is without its pitfalls. In his struggle to "see" Tess, Ryan reimagines the relationship between father and child during that first chaotic year. From the Hardcover edition.

C Mon Papa

Titre : C Mon Papa
Auteur : Ryan Knighton
Éditeur : Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780307396693
Libération : 2010-05-04

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Ryan Knighton's humorous and perceptive tales of fatherhood take us inside an unusual new family, one bound by its father's particular darkness and light. C'mon Papa is Ryan Knighton's heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to find novel ways to adapt to nearly every aspect of parenting: the most basic skills are nearly impossible to contemplate, let alone master. And how will Ryan get to know this pre-verbal bundle of coos and burps when he can't see her smile, or look into her eyes for hints of the person to come? But this is no pity party, and Ryan has no time for sentimentality. Tackling these hurdles with grace and humour, Ryan is determined to do his part - and this is where the fun starts. From holding his daughter as she wails into the night to their first nerve-wracking walk to the cafe, no activity between father and daughter is without its pitfalls. In his struggle to "see" Tess, Ryan reimagines the relationship between father and child during that first chaotic year.

Boats for Papa

Titre : Boats for Papa
Auteur : Jessixa Bagley
Éditeur : Roaring Brook Press
ISBN-13 : 9781626724747
Libération : 2015-06-30

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Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He makes: big boats long boats short boats and tall boats, each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much. In this stunning debut, author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley explores the subtle and deep emotions associated with loss in a heartwarming tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the book is closed. A Neal Porter Book

Cockeyed

Titre : Cockeyed
Auteur : Ryan Knighton
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781586485863
Libération : 2007-08-05

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On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets between meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the story of his fifteen-year descent into blindness while incidentally revealing the world of the sighted in all its phenomenal peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing; has his first significant relationship—with a deaf woman; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to use a cane; and tries to pass for seeing while teaching English to children in Korea. Stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, into couch-shopping at Ikea, into adulthood, and into truce if not acceptance of his identity as a blind man, his writerly self uses his disability to provide a window onto the human condition. His experience of blindness offers unexpected insights into sight and the other senses, culture, identity, language, our fears and fantasies. Cockeyed is not a conventional confessional. Knighton is powerful and irreverent in words and thought and impatient with the preciousness we've come to expect from books on disability. Readers will find it hard to put down this wild ride around their everyday world with a wicked, smart, blind guide at the wheel.

Family of Her Dreams

Titre : Family of Her Dreams
Auteur : Keli Gwyn
Éditeur : Harlequin
ISBN-13 : 9781460383186
Libération : 2015-06-01

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A Family to Cherish Headstrong Tess Grimsby loves her new job caring for the children of a recently widowed man. But she never imagined that she'd fall for her handsome employer. Yet Spencer Abbott is as caring as he is attractive, and Tess can't help but feel for him and his family. Though, for the sake of her job, she'll keep any emotions about her boss to herself. Between his stationmaster responsibilities in a gold-rush town and trying to put his family back together, Spencer has his hands full. He soon finds his new hire's kind personality warming his frosty exterior. But could he ever admit to seeing her as more than just an employee?

An Other Time

Titre : An Other Time
Auteur : Penny P. Abrams
Éditeur : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9781450098861
Libération : 2010-05-25

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There comes a time in every life when the very bedrock of their inner being is threatened. This is a story of two such people who helped one another ford the floods of change. From somewhat disparate backgrounds, the commonality which they find is born of a profound sadness. There is another life waiting for those who will live. It lies in a phone call, in a chance meeting, in a community event, at the market, the library, the bus stop. For these two people, it was a class reunion. It is a lesson for all that there is always, waiting, An Other Time.

Sightseeing

Titre : Sightseeing
Auteur : Rattawut Lapcharoensap
Éditeur : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 1555846734
Libération : 2007-12-01

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One of the most widely reviewed debuts of the year, Sightseeing is a masterful story collection by an award-winning young author. Set in contemporary Thailand, these are generous, radiant tales of family bonds, youthful romance, generational conflicts and cultural shiftings beneath the glossy surface of a warm, Edenic setting. Written with exceptional acuity, grace and sophistication, the stories present a nation far removed from its exoticized stereotypes. In the prize-winning opening story "Farangs," the son of a beachside motel owner commits the cardinal sin of falling for a pretty American tourist. In the novella, "Cockfighter," a young girl witnesses her proud father's valiant but foolhardy battle against a local delinquent whose family has a vicious stranglehold on the villagers. Through his vivid assemblage of parents and children, natives and transients, ardent lovers and sworn enemies, Lapcharoensap dares us to look with new eyes at the circumstances that shape our views and the prejudices that form our blind spots. Gorgeous and lush, painful and candid, Sightseeing is an extraordinary reading experience, one that powerfully reveals that when it comes to how we respond to pain, anger, hurt, and love, no place is too far from home.

Mon Cher Papa

Titre : Mon Cher Papa
Auteur : Claude Anne Lopez
Éditeur : Yale University Press
ISBN-13 : 0300047584
Libération : 1990-01-01

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This engaging account of Franklin's years in Paris and his numerous friendships and romantic conquests there draws on letters written to and from Franklin. Widely praised when it was first published more than twenty years ago, the book provides intriguing insights into eighteenth-century France and the life and the character of America's first ambassador.

Passion tour Dans la roue de Rodrigo Beenkens

Titre : Passion tour Dans la roue de Rodrigo Beenkens
Auteur : Jean-Marc Ghéraille
Éditeur : Renaissance du Livre
ISBN-13 : 9782507051198
Libération : 2013

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À bientôt 50 ans, Rodrigo Beenkens est et reste au fil des années l'incontestable journaliste sportif francophone préféré des téléspectateurs. S'il jongle entre football et cyclisme, le Bruxellois a pris la succession de Théo Mathy en 1990 et commente depuis avec brio le Tour de France et la plupart des classiques cyclistes pour la RTBF. Après 21 Tours de France à son compteur, des milliers d'heures d'antenne en direct, des dizaines de milliers de kilomètres parcourus, le moment est venu pour le commentateur de jeter un œil dans le rétroviseur et de se remémorer les grands moments, les belles rencontres et les anecdotes qui ont jalonné ses Grands Boucles. De Franck Baudoncq, son collègue de la RTBF avec qui il a partagé ses premiers Tours, à Albin Delsault, son chauffeur attitré et homme de confiance, en passant par les illustres consultants avec qui il a partagé le micro, la voiture et la table, Beenkens nous fait visiter les six coins de l'Hexagone.