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Kristin Armstrong

When Kristin Armstrong was in the pit of her divorce, she eagerly read every spiritual book and devotional she could get her hands on out of a hunger to connect with someone who knew exactly what she was going through and how she felt. Now, at a time when society offers so many conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman, Kristin invites readers to discover grace as a way of life. Using real-life anecdotes, biblical wisdom, and insight born of hard experience, Kristin teaches women the twelve traits of grace, inviting reflection and interaction. Warm, engaging, and practical, WORK IN PROGRESS examines what God has to say about being His kind of woman in the twenty-first century.

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Dirk Van Hulle

The text of Finnegans Wake is not as monolithic as it might seem. It grew out of a set of short vignettes, sections and fragments. Several of these sections, which James Joyce confidently claimed would "fuse of themselves", are still recognizable in the text of Finnegans Wake. And while they are undeniably integrated very skillfully, they also function separately. In this publication history, Dirk Van Hulle examines the interaction between the private composition process and the public life of Joyce's 'Work in Progress', from the creation of the separate sections through their publication in periodicals and as separately published sections. Van Hulle highlights the beautifully crafted editions published by fine arts presses and Joyce's encouragement of his daughter's creative talents, even as his own creative process was slowing down in the 1930s. All of these pre-book publications were "alive" in both bibliographic and textual terms, as Joyce continually changed the texts in order to prepare the book publication of Finnegans Wake. Van Hulle's book offers a fresh perspective on these texts, showing that they are not just preparatory versions of Finnegans Wake but a 'Work in Progress' in their own right.

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Sean Alexander Gurd

Work in Progress offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and representational strategies of Roman authors at the end of the republic and the beginning of the principate. It focuses on Cicero, Horace, Quintilian, Martial, and Pliny the Younger, but also offers discussions of Isocrates, Plato, and Hellenistic poetry. The book's central argument is that revision made textuality into a medium of social exchange. Revisions were not always made by authors working alone: often, they were the result of conversations between an author and friends or literary contacts, and these conversations exemplified a commitment to collective debate and active collaboration. Revision was thus much more than an unavoidable element in literary genesis: it was one way in which authorship became a form of social agency. Consequently, when we think about revision for authors of the late republic and early empire we should not think solely of painstaking attendance to craft aimed exclusively at the perfection of a literary work. Nor should we think of the resulting texts as closed and invariant statements sent from an author to his reader. So long as an author was still willing to revise, his text served as a temporary platform around and in which a community came into being. The theories of revision that guide the author's study come from the new genetic criticism that has been successfully applied, especially in Europe, to modern authors. While many of the tools of analysis applicable to modern authors (author-written manuscripts, corrected proofs, etc.) are not available for ancient authors, Sean Gurd has amassed a surprising number of passages in ancient texts about revision, its importance to the author, and the circle of critics involved in the process of rewriting.

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Edmund F. Benson,Susan Benson

Teen Anger Management Life Skills CurriculumAnger Management provides basic training on managing anger and aggressive behavior and how to recognize and control these dangerous impulses.The corresponding 78-page Learner's Workbook (ISBN: 1-58614-015-9) includes 57 pages of learner's worksheets, a vocabulary list, 3 motivational posters, 4 short stories, and 3 inspirational biographies. Topics are the same as in the Instructor's Manual.Also available in Spanish. A social skills blueprint teens will use to build a solid future.

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Margreet Dietz

A writer will do anything to avoid the act of writing, William Zinsser wrote in his classic On Writing Well. To improve as writers we have to hone our skills by putting words on the page, consistently. The 33 exercises in this book will help you do just that. In the process, you will produce a draft for your own book and decide to complete that other manuscript you have been wrestling with. A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing started as a personal challenge that helped me win the struggle with my first book Running Shoes Are a Girl's Best Friend. Combining advice and encouragement from my favourite books on writing I committed to producing 2000 words a day for 10 consecutive days. I wrote for quantity and found the result had potential quality. This is my third book. Let's get started on yours! Praise for A Work in Progress: "Its crossover appeal alone-existing as a book about both writing and running...-enlarges its potential audience and affords the author a chance to explore her own process, a chance I feel is pretty significant. She does a great job of it, too, at times overtly and other times almost subversively... It's material I can consult linearly or, more delightfully, in single scoops, and it fits in my pocket so I can carry it to a favourite reflection spot." - Writer's Digest on A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing

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Matthew Kott,David J. Smith

A quarter century after the formation of the Popular Front and a decade since joining the EU, processes of state- and nation-building in Latvia are still on-going. Issues such as citizenship, language policy, minority rights, democratic legitimacy, economic stability, and security all remain objects of vigorous public discussion. The current situation also reflects longer-standing debates on the relationship between state, nation, and sovereignty in Latvian society and polity. By examining different aspects of these relationships, this volume aims to reveal both key turning points and continuities in Latvia's development, thereby helping to inform current debates.

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Maria-Carmen Pantea,Raluca Diroescu,Maria Podlasek-Ziegler

The book was published by SALTO-Youth Participation, a Resource Centre of the European Commission. It looks into the relationship between youth work (non-formal learning) and entrepreneurship. The book explores the theoretical developments in the field, the ethical dilemmas and tensions, and proposes practice-oriented information: illustrative examples, strategies for action and methods of non-formal education. Structured in 24 chapters, the book is an opportunity to open up debates and questions linking the professional communities working with young people or on their behalf.

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ARISE Foundation,Susan Benson

Book 4 of 4 Book Series Teen Violence and Conflict Life Skills Curriculum Movies, television, newspapers and magazines, video and computer games sell violence and conflict to teens, but it's not okay to assault, punch, kick, shoot, cut, swear, join gangs, or otherwise misbehave.How do people with good intentions make young people understand the importance of respecting authority figures like police and principals? Use the lessons in our Violence and Conflict book to teach youth about conflict and decision making, dealing with violent acts, police confrontation, violence in the media, the nonviolent code and getting along with authority figures.The corresponding 70-page Learner's Workbook (ISBN # 1-58614-021-3) contains 52 pages of activities, 4 short stories, 3 inspirational biographies and 4 motivational posters.

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Mirna Valerio

Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for "Did Not Start" and DNF for "Did Not Finish," but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for "Did Not Quit." Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona. When you meet her on the trail, you might be surprised to see she doesn't quite fit the typical image of a long-distance runner. She's neither skinny nor white, and she's here to show just how misguided these stereotypes can be. In this prejudice-busting, body-positive memoir told with raw honesty, an adventurous spirit, and a sharp sense of humor, Valerio takes readers along on her journey from first-time racer to ultramarathoner and proves that anyone can become a successful athlete.

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Joy Lutes

Joy Lutes wrote her first poem around age 10. In the ensuing two decades, she has crafted and accumulated poignant poetry as events in her life provided inspiration. Some were written to celebrate, others to motivate. What is central to them all is the message of hope and faith that is the center of Lutes' life. You will find that her poetry reflects the real world struggles of a believer in Christ who finds strength in her abiding faith as she encounters life's challenges. She has put together this compilation of work - some new and some from her past - in the hope that others will discover or rediscover the greatest inspiration of all and the only certainty in an uncertain world - faith in the One True God. Joy Lutes was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and spent her youth growing up 'across the river' in Marietta, Ohio. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wheeling Jesuit University. Joy spent several years in politics working on Capitol Hill and on several campaigns across the country. She now does freelance public relations work from her home in Alexandria, Virginia, where she resides with her husband and beloved basset hound, Riley.

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Maria Padian

Brett McCarthy lives for vocabulary words, soccer, and her larger-than-life grandmother, Nonna. Unfortunately, Brett’s got a big mouth she can’t seem to tame and opinions she can’t keep to herself. And she’s obsessed with the moment she became redefined and went from good student, bestfriend-to-Diane to twice-suspended, friendless, and deadest meat in Maine. Soon her world has turned upside down, and she’s not sure where she fits, what she should do, or how to make right what she, and her big fat mouth, have made wrong. Brett’s fresh and funny voice will keep readers laughing out loud at her plights, groaning in sympathy at every misstep, and rooting for her as things go from bad to worst ever possible. A Spring 2008 Association of Booksellers for Children New Voices Pick From the Trade Paperback edition.