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Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother

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Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1771022744 | 288 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother
Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, 2013 and for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust for Nonfiction, 2013

In 1977, Priscila Uppal's father drank contaminated water in Antigua and within 48 hours was a quadriplegic. Priscila was two years old. Five years later, her mother, Theresa, drained the family's bank accounts and disappeared to Brazil. After two attempts to abduct her children, Theresa had no further contact with the family.

In 2002, Priscila happened on her mother's website, which featured a childhood photograph of Priscila and her brother. A few weeks later, Priscila summoned the nerve to contact the woman who'd abandoned her.

The emotional reunion was alternately shocking, hopeful, humorous, and devastating, as Priscila came to realize that not only did she not love her mother, she didn't even like her.

Projection is a visceral, precisely written, brutally honest memoir that takes a probing look at a very unusual mother-daughter relationship, yet offers genuine comfort to all facing their own turbulent and unresolved familial relationships.
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The Concept of Validity: Revisions, New Directions and Applications

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The Concept of Validity: Revisions, New Directions and Applications by Robert W. Lissitz
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1607522276 , 1607522284 | 270 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB
Validity is widely held to be the most important criterion for an assessment. Nevertheless, assessment professionals have disagreed about the meaning of validity almost from the introduction of the term as applied to testing about 100 years ago.

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New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Fiction – December 15, 2013

New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Fiction – December 15, 2013
Language: English | 23 ePUB | Large Books Collection | Genre: Fiction | 16 MB
1 CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown.) Alex Cross’s family is threatened by a genius intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.

2 SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

3 TAKEDOWN TWENTY, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam.) The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.

4 THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Harper.) A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.

5 KING AND MAXWELL, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.

6 DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.

8 THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

9 THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.

10 THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY, by Adriana Trigiani. (Harper.) Tensions arise when Valentine Roncalli, a Greenwich Village shoe designer, marries a handsome Italian, and the two must balance careers, countries and families. The final book in the Valentine trilogy.

11 DUST, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam.) The murder of a computer engineer at M.I.T. leads the Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions.

12 THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, by Amy Tan. (Ecco/HarperCollins.) The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades.

13 INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

14 THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION, by Fannie Flagg. (Random House.) A Southern woman’s search for the secrets of her mother’s past leads her to a gas station run by four girls in the Midwest during World War II.

15 WHITE FIRE, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) Special Agent Pendergast discovers that long-ago killings may be related to arson at a Colorado ski resort.

Also Selling
16. MIRAGE, by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul (Putnam)
17. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)
18. WE ARE WATER, by Wally Lamb (Harper)
19. THE LUMINARIES, by Eleanor Catton (Little, Brown)
20. WINNERS, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)
21. THE CIRCLE, by Dave Eggers (Knopf/McSweeney's)
23. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith (Mullholland Books/Little, Brown)
24. THE MINOR ADJUSTMENT BEAUTY SALON, by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)
25. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

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