Visiting Hours

Author: Shane L. Koyczan
Publisher: Mother Press Media
ISBN: 0973813105
Category: Canadian poetry
Page: 108
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Visiting Hours

A Memoir of Friendship and Murder
Author: Amy Butcher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176901
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 6279
“A gripping and poignant memoir.”–Kirkus In this powerful and unforgettable memoir, award-winning writer Amy Butcher examines the shattering consequences of failing a friend when she felt he needed one most. Four weeks before their college graduation, twenty-one-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in their college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. While he was awaiting trial, psychiatrists concluded that he had suffered an acute psychotic break. Although severely affected by Kevin’s crime, Amy remained devoted to him as a friend, believing that his actions were the direct result of his untreated illness. Over time, she became obsessed—determined to discover the narrative that explained what Kevin had done. The tragedy deeply shook her concept of reality, disrupted her sense of right and wrong, and dismantled every conceivable notion she’d established about herself and her relation to the world. Eventually realizing that she would never have the answers, or find personal peace, unless she went after it herself, Amy returned to Gettysburg—the first time in three years since graduation—to sift through hundreds of pages of public records: mental health evaluations, detectives’ notes, inventories of evidence, search warrants, testimonies, and even Kevin’s own confession. Visiting Hours is Amy Butcher’s deeply personal, heart-wrenching exploration of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it’s a testament to the bonds we share with others and the profound resilience and strength of the human spirit.

Visiting Hours

Author: Tagan Shepard
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1594936315
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
View: 3249
Alison Reynolds knows exactly who she is and what she wants. With a well-established career as a history professor, Alison is professional and, for the most part, strait-laced—the exact opposite of Dr. Jess Baker. Jess is spirited, impulsive, and confident to the point of cockiness. A promising physician recently transplanted from the West Coast, Jess sticks out in her new home of Richmond, Virginia. The two clash immediately and often. Jess is infuriating, unprofessional, and altogether too distracting. She also seems to be trying awfully hard to get Alison’s attention. The more fate throws them together, the more Alison discovers that while their differences may be exciting, it’s the little ways they’re alike that are downright irresistible.

Visiting Hours at the Color Line

Author: Ed Pavlic
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571319018
Category: Poetry
Page: 148
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Often the most recognized, even brutal, events in American history are assigned a bifurcated public narrative. We divide historical and cultural life into two camps, often segregated by a politicized, racially divided "Color Line." But how do we privately experience the most troubling features of American civilization? Where is the Color Line in the mind, in the body, between bodies, between human beings? Ed Pavlic's Visiting Hours at the Color Line, a 2012 National Poetry Series winner, attempts to complicate this black-and-white, straight-line feature of our collective imagination, and to map its nonlinear, deeply colored timbres and hues. From the daring prose poem to the powerful free verse, Pavlic's lines are musically infused, bearing tones of soul, R&B, and jazz. Meanwhile, joining the influence of James Baldwin with a postmodern consciousness the likes of Samuel Beckett, Pavlic tracks the experiences of American characters through situations both mundane and momentous, and exposes the many textures of this social, historical world as it seeps into the private dimensions of our lives. The resulting poems are intense—at times even violent—ambitious, and psychological, making Visiting Hours at the Color Line a poetic tour de force, by one of the century's most acclaimed American poets.

Pills for Visiting Hours

Author: John a B Lansdown
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781096657965
Page: 146
View: 7725
Pills for Visiting Hours is the fourth book in a series to form a compilation called Sweet Pills for the Hospital Ward. A defining feature of this anthology is restless verse primed to divert sluggish thoughts away from pending medical appointments to refocus upon the fabric of society. Illustrated plays are punctuated with images of politicians and other despots. Social issues are addressed using political satire as a cathartic remedy for hospital inmates.Institutionalised patients are deterred from speculating on their medical procedures by distracting their attention to the antics of policy makers. Hospital inmates may discover solace in helping these public celebrities. Resolving the illness in society can be a cathartic process simultaneously recovering both the patient and society. In particular, the play Euro Fable is likely to beguile readers with the pantomime of European intrigue flavoured with illustrations using original artwork by the author.Critics assert stories benefit from an evil antagonist. Conforming to this formula, the anecdotes within contain a plethora of dubious characters. As throughout the author's hospital series, plays, poems and fables are richly enhanced with the usual assortment of woolly-minded despots and sycophantic flunkies of world governance. Though intended for a patient destined for a long spell, the verses may be read by anyone seeking asylum from dominant ideology.Also in the hospital series: Book One - Pills for the First ConsultationBook Two - Pills for the First NightBook Three - Pills for the First DayBook Four - Pills for Visiting HoursBook Five - Pills for the Homeward BoundBy popular demand, the series is compiled into one book called Sweet Pills for the Hospital WardWhat others have said about this book: 'Full of disturbing doggerel and paintings... enough to drive one to drink.' - Arnold from the end stool in the 'Cat and Wheel''It's full of self-indulgent twaddle that upsets the clients, I mean patients. It's an outrage. If I catch any copies of this book in the hospital we will bring a claim.' - Anonymous, contractual administrator at Bristol Royal Infirmary.'This Lansdown fellow assured me a congenial read. After contemplating a pleasant poem, I turn a page and up pops some dreadful angst ridden saga. Plays should be about nice things like beer and steam engines, not politicians.'- Chris the postman.'This author glorifies blandness itself... the poems are even worse.' - Ex-girlfriend of the author.'Such harmful plays highlight the urgency of our current campaign for the compulsory implementation of microchips into the cerebral cortex of the populace. Those predisposed to write banal nonsense can be reprogrammed to find their muse while picking potatoes in a field' - Maureen, senior social worker and free-lance clairvoyan

After Visiting Hours

Author: Augustus Douw
Publisher: Raider Pub International
ISBN: 9781935383215
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
View: 3077
Joel Amaleki follows the bizarre trail of his brother's spiraling heath condition in a maze of a hospital run by an underworld conglomeration of doctors, security guards and bobs. At his brother's deathbed he resolves to dig into the foundations of the syndicate that rapidly murdered his brother. In the ensuing hospital fiasco he marries the one sympathetic nurse who becomes his lookout in the cloak and dagger, hide and seek, nerve racking adrenaline trip that finds them running and fighting for their lives in hospital corridores and operating theaters.

Managing a Quality Service

Author: Linda Nazarko
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435401276
Category: Older people
Page: 262
View: 9460
Written by well-known social care expert Linda Nazarko, Managing a Quality Service covers the knowledge and understanding required to deliver a quality service to the service user. It provides the structure and processes required to achieve a positive report from the National Standards Commission, including chapers on: Enabling and developing staff Partners in care Managing expectations and planning for the future

Criminal Procedure

A Contemporary Perspective
Author: James R. Acker,David C. Brody
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763731694
Category: Law
Page: 634
View: 7368
This essential resource provides students with an introduction to the rules and principles of criminal procedure law. This text uses a case study approach to help students develop the analytical skills necessary to understand the origins, context, and evolutions of the law; concentrates on US Supreme Court decisions interpreting both state and federal constitutions; and introduces students to the reference materials and strategies used for basic legal research.

Guidelines for Tourism in Parks and Protected Areas of East Asia

Author: Paul F. J. Eagles,Margaret E. Bowman,Chang-hung Tao (Teresa)
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9782831705798
Category: History
Page: 99
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Ways You Can Help

Creative, Practical Suggestions for Family and Friends of Patient Care
Author: Margaret Cooke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446568708
Category: Medical
Page: 300
View: 8622
Drawing on her own personal experience, Margaret Cooke offers sensitive, sensible advice to anyone who feels awkward or uncomfortable near people in emotional or physical pain.