Lost Lullaby

Lost Lullaby
Author: Deborah Golden Alecson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1995-03-31
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0520915364

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Lost Lullaby makes one think the unthinkable: how a loving parent can pray for the death of her child. It is Deborah Alecson's story of her daughter, Andrea, who was born after a full-term, uneventful pregnancy, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, perfectly formed and exquisitely featured. But an inexplicable accident at birth left her with massive and irreversible brain damage. On a vitality scale of one to ten, her initial reading was one. And so begins Deborah Alecson's heart-rending struggle to come to terms with two desperately conflicting and powerful emotions: her desire to nurture and love Andrea, and her desire to do everything in her power to bring about her death. Told in a mother's voice, with a simplicity and directness that heighten the intensity of the drama that unfolds, Lost Lullaby reaffirms the human dimension of what is too often an abstract and purely theoretical discussion. During the two months that Andrea spent in the Infant Intensive Care Unit, Ms. Alecson spoke with lawyers, doctors, and ethicists in an effort to understand the legal, medical and ethical implications of her plight. She recounts those discussions and describes legal cases that have a direct bearing on her own situation. Her battle—both in coming to the agonizing decision to let her child die and in convincing the medical and legal establishments to respect that decision—will engender empathy for the plight of many families, and an awareness of the need to use medical technology with restraint. It is a must-read for everyone who cares about how we make life-and-death decisions on these new medical, legal, and moral frontiers.

Nightmares The Lost Lullaby

Nightmares  The Lost Lullaby
Author: Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-09-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780385744300

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“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly, on book one in the series Stay up late with the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby. You thought the nightmares were over? You'd better keep the lights on! Not since he faced his fears has Charlie had so many bad dreams. Whenever he falls asleep, he finds himself in a Netherworld field, surrounded by a flock of CREEPY BLACK SHEEP. They’re not counting sheep. They refuse to jump. In fact, they don’t do much at all. Even eerier, though, is that it’s not Charlie’s nightmare. Somehow he’s trapped in someone else’s bad dream. And he’s pretty sure the twins ICK and INK are responsible. Charlie and his friends thought they’d put the twins out of business, but it seems they didn’t quite finish the job. Now the WOOLLY NIGHTMARES are closing in, and INK has shown up at Cypress Creek Elementary! Charlie is convinced that INK is up to NO GOOD. And if he’s right, it could be a very long time before anyone’s dreams are sweet again. Praise for the Nightmares! series “Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review “A touching comical saga . . . about facing things that go bump in the night.” —US Weekly “Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly

Lost Lullaby

Lost Lullaby
Author: Robin Danielle,Maggie Beth
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2004
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781414034942

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A Lullaby for Witches

A Lullaby for Witches
Author: Hester Fox
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488078118

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Two women. A history of witchcraft. And a deep-rooted female power that sings across the centuries. Once there was a young woman from a well-to-do New England family who never quite fit with the drawing rooms and parlors of her kin. Called instead to the tangled woods and wild cliffs surrounding her family’s estate, Margaret Harlowe grew both stranger and more beautiful as she cultivated her uncanny power. Soon, whispers of “witch” dogged her footsteps, and Margaret’s power began to wind itself with the tendrils of something darker. One hundred and fifty years later, Augusta Podos takes a dream job at Harlowe House, the historic home of a wealthy New England family that has been turned into a small museum in Tynemouth, Massachusetts. When Augusta stumbles across an oblique reference to a daughter of the Harlowes who has nearly been expunged from the historical record, the mystery is too intriguing to ignore. But as she digs deeper, something sinister unfurls from its sleep, a dark power that binds one woman to the other across lines of blood and time. If Augusta can’t resist its allure, everything she knows and loves—including her very life—could be lost forever. Don't miss Hester Fox's next novel, THE BOOK OF THORNS, where two sisters who never knew the other existed meet on opposite sides during the Napoleonic Wars and must use the magic of flowers to solve the mystery of their mother’s death—while surviving the war raging around them... Look for these other gothic mysteries from Hester Fox: The Last Heir to Blackwood Library The Witch of Willow Hall The Widow of Pale Harbor The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

Lullaby for a Lost World

Lullaby for a Lost World
Author: Aliette de Bodard
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-06-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780765389817

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Charlotte died to shore up her master's house. Her bones grew into the foundation and pushed up through the walls, feeding his power and continuing the cycle. As time passes and the ones she loved fade away, the house and the master remain, and she yearns ever more deeply for vengeance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jonestown Lullaby

Jonestown Lullaby
Author: Teri Buford O’Shea
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2011-09-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781462037384

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At age nineteen, author Teri OShea joined Peoples Temple in California led by Jim Jones. A member for seven years, she escaped Peoples Temple three weeks before the massacre in Jonestown, Guyana. The raw and powerful poems in Jonestown Lullaby explore her experience in Jonestown and the aftermath of her survival. A personal confidant to Jim Jones for seven years, OShea writes about the harrowing nightmare of Jonestown with an intensity and passion seldom captured in poetic form. Teri was the last person to escape Peoples Temple before the massacre in Jonestown; now, she turns to writing to help find her way back to a more peaceful life. Jonestown Lullaby records her voyage, with vivid, stark images of the bewildering world that was Jonestown and the pathological madness of Jim Jones. Teri includes photographs of some of the Peoples Temple members who lived and lost their lives there; revealing an aspect of Jonestown rarely seen. This is her tribute to those who died so tragically. I Write I write from the poor side of silence Of an unholy priesthood that Captured my soul for a time These poems Neither confession nor biography Follow the voyage of a lonely spirit Into a realm where there are no answers

Enchanted Slumber

Enchanted Slumber
Author: Johann Solovev
Publsiher: XinXii
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2023-08-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783989116221

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Step into a world of wonder and imagination with this enchanting collection of bedtime stories and fairytales for children. As the sun sets and the stars begin to twinkle, embark on a journey through magical realms, distant lands, and captivating adventures. Each story is carefully crafted to ignite young minds and spark dreams as they drift into slumber. Within the pages of this book, young readers will discover tales of bravery, friendship, and kindness that will warm their hearts and inspire their dreams. These timeless stories transport children to a place where anything is possible and where the power of imagination knows no bounds. Whether it's a tale of a young explorer venturing into uncharted territories, a clever trickster outwitting magical beings, or a heartwarming adventure that unfolds under the moonlit sky, these stories are designed to create a sense of wonder and excitement that lingers long after the final page is turned. With gentle prose and vivid descriptions, this collection of bedtime stories is the perfect way to unwind and share a moment of quiet magic before bedtime. Each story invites children to imagine, dream, and drift into a peaceful sleep, where they can continue their own adventures in the world of dreams. This book is an invitation to a world where dreams come alive and where the promise of a new story is just a page away.


Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-06-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446483992

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Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It's a 'culling song' - an ancient African spell for euthanizing sick or old people. Researching it, he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally. He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier. Together, the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book, and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way. Lullaby is a comedy/drama/tragedy. In that order. It may also be Chuck Palahniuk's best book yet.