Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.
Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.
Stephen Millburn is barely holding it together. Balancing his parenting duties with a new job as an early-morning radio host is much harder than he anticipated. He needs his job to support his growing family and pay down his crippling mortgage, but if he doesn’t find a way to cope soon, he’ll lose it all.
This collection adds a comic and often poignant twist to the story of the nearly 1 million strong Jews who lived in Arab lands before WW2. But Zevy, the son of an Ashkenazi father and Sephardic mother adds some shtick to his recollections. His Ashkenazi side is the wry, bemused spectator of the antics and entanglements of his other half.
Lucy Revelstoke, unconventional heiress and daughter of a Canadian mobster twice removed, is crossing the Atlantic on a state-of-the-art ocean liner in 1928. On the first night, Lucy discovers a murdered man in her stateroom. To keep the authorities from looking too deeply into her past, she must find the killer before they reach port.
In a Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw, Stefan Carter grows up without much of a connection to Judaism. The Nazi occupation of Poland changes everything, and Stefan faces the same fate as the rest of the Jewish community — forced into the Warsaw ghetto and at constant risk of violence and deportation to the Treblinka death camp.
In this darkly funny debut from Lucie Pagé, characters collide in the most unexpected ways as they search to create meaning and relationships in their lives. What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.
Delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for the disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. As he searches for his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t understand, he goes into survivalist mode and tries to sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world.
Week-by-week, step-by-step skill progressions and model lesson plans for teaching phonics in K–3 classrooms. This blueprint to effective reading instruction includes tools for easy classroom use: high-impact activities, word lists, phoneme-grapheme grids, word ladders, and more.
This guidebook for educators—whether professional teachers or home-school parents—focuses on the importance of including mindfulness as part of the curriculum. Mindfulness helps children understand the power of choice, encourages them to recognize their feelings, and increases their ability to stay focused.