Grandmother's Secret

Author: Richard Kemble

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748766925

Category: Readers

Page: 32

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Des doesn't see his grandmother anymore: she doesn't invite anyone to her house now. When a ghost mysteriously draws Des to her house one night, he discovers her terrible secret and things become disturbingly clear.

Grandmother's Secrets

The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

Author: Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 1623710111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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"Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world." So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother and this young girl, echoing the circular movements of the dance itself. Al-Rawi has written a strikingly graceful and original book that blends personal memoir with the history and theory of the dance known in the West as "belly dancing." It is the story of a young Arab girl as she is initiated into womanhood. It is a history of the dance from the earliest times through the days of the Pharaohs, the Roman Empire, to the Arab world of the last three centuries. It is a personal investigation into the effects of the dance's movements on individual parts of the body and the whole psyche. It is a guide to the actual techniques of the dance for those who are inspired to put down the book and move. Al-Rawi conveys in this book not only the history and technique of grieving and mourning dances, pregnancy and birth dances, but the spirit of these age-old rituals, and their possibilities for healing and empowering women today.

A Grandmother's Secret Diet

Bring on the Grandkids

Author: Claudia J. Caporale

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553696654

Category: Humor

Page: 52

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A Grandmother's humorous story in rhyme, shares her triumphant secret of staying fit as she keeps up with daily activities during her grandchildren's visit.

Your Iowa Grandmother's Recipe Book

Author: Rachael Gatling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312163852

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Every recipe has a story and every story has a secret. For folks in Tatatonka, Iowa, the best recipes in town, and therefore the best secrets, have long been kept in the coveted recipe book of local cooking legend Trudie Melody. When Trudie becomes ill, her granddaughter, successful (at least by Tatatonka standards) garden gnome maker Margot, decides it's no time to be timid and boldly asks for the recipe book. Thinking she's secured the book for herself, Margot's life goes into a tailspin when, after her grandma's death, a crooked probate lawyer determines the book will go to Sheryl, Margot's shrewd first cousin, who needs the book to bail out her flailing career. Margot's only recourse is to sue Sheryl before she can take possession of the treasured book. The courtroom takes on a voyeuristic and carnival-like atmosphere when the Judge rules to have the recipe book read aloud in order to determine the rightful owner

Regina's Closet

Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal

Author: Diana Raab

Publisher: Diana Raab

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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Discovering her grandmother's journal three decades after her suicide, the author learns of Regina Klein's suffering during World War I, her pain after being orphaned, and her confusing immigrations from Poland to Vienna to Paris and to the United States.

Grandmother's Household Secrets

Traditional Wisdom, Hints and Tips for Using Natural Ingredients in the Home

Author: Margaret Briggs

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754824947

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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This collection of practical volumes is packed with hundreds of home cures, household hints and recipes for five staple storecupboard ingredients: bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, salt, lemon and honey.

The Secrets of Topa

Grandmother’s Story

Author: Morning Sun

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458213943

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Topa is a village where the game is good, the river flows clean and plentiful, and life is pleasant for all its people. As the sun rises one day, Topa’s medicine man, Seebona, makes his prayers. Suddenly, the bliss is shattered by the frightened screams of children playing at the river. Moments later, the smallest child, Kanobee, is carried by a black bear into the woods. The horrified villagers fear she is lost forever. Only Seebona thinks it is meant to be. Many years later during the Warm Seasons Celebration, two large shadows appear in front of the ceremonial fire. As the growls of black bears permeate throughout the moonlit setting, only Seebona smiles as the rest of the villagers tremble in fear. But soon a young girl is revealed just as Seebona and the two bears disappear. Kanobee, now called Nollkata, takes the elderly medicine man’s place, determined to not only save her nation but also protect its way of life. Now only time will tell if she will be able to achieve all she desires. The Secrets of Topa traces the present and past lives of a village’s people as a powerful medicine woman attempts to honor the Mother Earth, impart the wisdom of the Great Spirit, and carry on a legacy.