Swing Low

Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559705875
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Recounts the story of Mel Toews, a devoted husband and father, a popular schoolteacher, and faithful member of the Mennonite church who could no longer deal with the pain and darkness of manic depression.

Swing Low

Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307375612
File Size: 22,60 MB
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After her father took his own life in 1998, Miriam Toews decided to face her confusion and pain straight on. In writing her father’s memoir, she was motivated by two primary goals: For her own sake, she needed to understand, or at least accept, her father’s final decision. For her father’s sake, she needed to honour him, to elucidate his life and to demonstrate its worth. Apart from its brief prologue and epilogue, Swing Low is written entirely from Mel Toews’s perspective. Miriam Toews has her father tell his story from bed as he waits in a Steinbach hospital to be transferred to a psychiatric facility in Winnipeg. Mel turns to writing to make sense of his condition, to review his life in the hope of seeing it more clearly. He remembers himself as an anxious child, the son of a despondent father and an alcoholic mother, who never once made him feel loved. At seventeen he was diagnosed with manic depression (now known as bipolar disorder). His psychiatrist’s predictions were grim: Mel shouldn’t count on marrying, starting a family or holding down a job. With great courage and determination, Mel went on to do all three: he married his childhood sweetheart, had two happy daughters and was a highly respected and beloved teacher for forty years. Although Mel was able to keep his disorder hidden from the community, his family frequently witnessed his unravelling. Over the years this schism between his public and private life grew wider. An outgoing and tireless trailblazer at school, he often collapsed into silence and despair at home. Ironically, in trying to win his family’s love through hard work and accomplishments, he deprived them of what they yearned for most: his presence, his voice. Once he retired from teaching – "the daily ritual of stepping outside himself" – Mel lost his creative outlet and, with it, his hope. In the Globe and Mail, author Moira Farr described Swing Low as "audacious, original and profoundly moving." She added: "Getting into the head of your own father – your own largely silent, mentally ill father, who killed himself – has to be a kind of literary high-wire act that few would dare to try.… Healing is a likely outcome of a book imbued with the righteous anger, compassion and humanity of Swing Low."

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Author: H. T. (Harry Thacker) Burleigh
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Swing Low

Author: Karen Blackwell
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615795146
File Size: 35,44 MB
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Meet Karen Blackwell; the actress, the singer, musician and manager of a Christian Rock Band, the private investigator, the army recruit and, finally, the latest patient at the State's Mental Hospital. Miraculously Karen cheated death during the years leading up to her hospitalization, as she mixed alcohol, cocaine and an all too trusting lifestyle with the undetected mental illness. Who knows where Karen would be today had she not cried out to Jesus... But He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Swing Low

Author: Barry Brissman
Publisher:
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Author: Jackie Lynn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429988209
File Size: 63,76 MB
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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for almost two years now. After helping to solve two murders in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from South Dakota—a murder which Chariot, a young woman at the Shady Grove campground, stands accused. As Rose tries to help her friend Chariot out from under the shadow of suspicion and solve the murder, she also struggles with unresolved maternal instincts, and her own difficult choices. A spiritual and riveting follow-up to Jacob's Ladder, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is ultimately a story about redemption, and the chariots that carry each of us from hardship and darkness, to understanding. JACKIE LYNN is a writer and journalist. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. She lives in New Mexico. Praise for Down by the Riverside: "Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . . This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade." -- Kingston Observer "Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense." --Booklist Praise for Jacob's Ladder: It's a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey." --Sallie Bissell, author of In The Forest of Harm "Jacob's Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded. " --Katherine Valentine, author of Haunted Rectory, and the award winning Dorsetville series

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Author: Tukufu Zuberi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226557243
File Size: 35,32 MB
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In the early nineteenth century, thousands of emancipated and freeborn blacks from the United States returned to Africa to colonize the area now known as Liberia. In this, the first systematic study of the demographic impact of this move on the migrants, Antonio McDaniel finds that the health of migrant populations depends on the adaptability of the individuals in the group, not on their race. McDaniel compares the mortality rates of the emigrants to those of other migrants to tropical areas. He finds that, contrary to popular belief, black immigrants during this period died at unprecedented rates. Moreover, he shows that though the emigrant's mortality levels were exceptionally high, their mortality patterns were consistent with those of other populations. McDaniel concludes that the greater the variance between the environment left and the environment entered, the higher the probability of contracting a new disease, and, in some cases, of death from these diseases. Additionally, a migrant's health can be affected by dietary changes, differences in local pathogens, inappropriate immunities, and increased risk of accidents due to unfamiliar surroundings.

Swing Low

Author: Jennifer Johnson
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1386244600
File Size: 12,66 MB
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Mandy Antonetti wasn’t exactly sold on becoming a swinger with her husband. But when she makes her profile on a swinger’s website called Swing Low, she sets in motion the events that will change everything. Mandy’s world begins to unravel, blurring into a mixture of sex, lies and betrayal. Things, places and events become hopelessly intertwined into a blur of reality, illusion and her obsession, making reality and fantasy almost impossible to distinguish. Will Mandy find what she needs within herself to break free from her obsession, or will it destroy her and the lives of those around her?

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Author: Jackie Lynn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429988209
File Size: 58,65 MB
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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for almost two years now. After helping to solve two murders in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from South Dakota—a murder which Chariot, a young woman at the Shady Grove campground, stands accused. As Rose tries to help her friend Chariot out from under the shadow of suspicion and solve the murder, she also struggles with unresolved maternal instincts, and her own difficult choices. A spiritual and riveting follow-up to Jacob's Ladder, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is ultimately a story about redemption, and the chariots that carry each of us from hardship and darkness, to understanding. JACKIE LYNN is a writer and journalist. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. She lives in New Mexico. Praise for Down by the Riverside: "Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . . This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade." -- Kingston Observer "Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense." --Booklist Praise for Jacob's Ladder: It's a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey." --Sallie Bissell, author of In The Forest of Harm "Jacob's Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded. " --Katherine Valentine, author of Haunted Rectory, and the award winning Dorsetville series

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Author: Tukufu Zuberi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226557243
File Size: 38,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8883
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In the early nineteenth century, thousands of emancipated and freeborn blacks from the United States returned to Africa to colonize the area now known as Liberia. In this, the first systematic study of the demographic impact of this move on the migrants, Antonio McDaniel finds that the health of migrant populations depends on the adaptability of the individuals in the group, not on their race. McDaniel compares the mortality rates of the emigrants to those of other migrants to tropical areas. He finds that, contrary to popular belief, black immigrants during this period died at unprecedented rates. Moreover, he shows that though the emigrant's mortality levels were exceptionally high, their mortality patterns were consistent with those of other populations. McDaniel concludes that the greater the variance between the environment left and the environment entered, the higher the probability of contracting a new disease, and, in some cases, of death from these diseases. Additionally, a migrant's health can be affected by dietary changes, differences in local pathogens, inappropriate immunities, and increased risk of accidents due to unfamiliar surroundings.