The Left Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

She was surprised when it became evident that he was left-handed. ... She tried putting the toys he played with into his right hand, but he always shifted ...

Author: Myrl Coulter

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772123289

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 491


Secrets aren't good for families. -- from "Big Luck Island" In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories--a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories--everyone is missing something or someone; every family is riven by secrets and absen

Left is All Right A Story about Left Handedness

“It's been a very right-handed day, so I've been feeling left out,” I said, as the ball smacked my glove. “Ah, don't I know,” Juan said sympathetically.

Author: Judy A. Johnson

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787719272

Category: Education

Page: 6

View: 663


Do you ever feel under the weather or have a short time to fill before a school assembly? Keep your students learning with this cross-curricular unit. They will read a story about how being left-handed affects everyday life and the many famous left-handed people. The packet also includes worksheets and extension activities for those "I just can't teach right now" moments.

The Left handed Story

In The Left-Handed Story, poet, novelist, and children's author Nancy Willard presents an eclectic collection that will appeal to writers and established fans of her work.

Author: Nancy Willard


ISBN: STANFORD:36105131686177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 639


In The Left-Handed Story, poet, novelist, and children's author Nancy Willard presents an eclectic collection that will appeal to writers and established fans of her work. Willard expounds on topics as diverse as the many muses of writers, the origins and meaning of inspiration, the astonishing and mysterious powers of the litany form in poetry, writing about love, an essay on fairy tales, and an interview with Harry Roseman, an assistant to the artist and filmmaker Joseph Cornell. -- Publisher's description.

The Left handed Monkey Wrench

Selections from the author's uncompleted second novel and stories about a lonely warrant officer, a crafty sailor, and a proud engineer are accompanied by essays about historical research and naval life and reform.

Author: Richard McKenna

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015029922997

Category: Ocean

Page: 335

View: 942


Selections from the author's uncompleted second novel and stories about a lonely warrant officer, a crafty sailor, and a proud engineer are accompanied by essays about historical research and naval life and reform.

The Left Handed Champ

Families can use this book as a tool to build self esteem in children and it is a great book that can be used by teachers to explore culture and diversity within classrooms.

Author: Sophia Wilson


ISBN: 1838144501


Page: 28

View: 578


An inspiring heart-warming story about a boy named Callum who overcomes challenges and achieves his dreams by using his imagination and belief that he has a superpower. This book is a perfect blend of teaching self belief and helping children to be familiar with the difference between their left hand and right hand while having fun. Callum is The Left-Handed Champ in this story, but most importantly there is a superpower within all children.

A Left Hander in Society

The Bible refers to left-handed on several occasions, including: the story of 700 Benjaminites who could use the sling with deadly accuracy, the story of ...

Author: Patrice Mosette

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973663621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 98

View: 821


Why do some people write using the left hand? Could it be related to brain dominance? Is brain dominance a myth, or is it innate uniqueness? Is it a myth or could it be brain dominance? A Left-Hander in Society is a thought provoking book written by a left-hander, who decade after decade, though changing popular culture, and through changing trends and technologies, has persisted through challenges and bias, gaining insight, wisdom, and a humorous outlook on left-handed life. Left-handers and right-handers alike will enjoy reading through the memoirs, observations, challenges, research and more. The following review is from a parent who was unaware of any left-hand challenges until her daughter was in 8th grade. “As a right-hander, I did not give the left-hander any special thought as I had little awareness of any challenge they may have with right-handed tools and right-handed instructions. After reading the book I now appreciate the left-hander effort and viewpoint, especially when I see my left-handed daughter taking notes with a right-handed spiral notebook and pushing her hand through wet-ink! Thank you for writing this fascinating book full of insights that I just did not have before reading it!” A mother

The Left Hander Syndrome

The Causes and Consequences of Left-Handedness Stanley Coren ... stories of famous and successful Scottish-Americans, advertisements for Scottish regalia ...

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476728469

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 339


Nine out of every ten human beings are naturally right-handed. Those who were not right-handed were feared, shunned, or forcibly retrained in many periods and cultures. Indeed, some members of fundamentalist sects still regard left-handers as in league with the devil, and prejudices against left-handers are reflected in the multiple associations of right with good and left with bad that have become enshrined in everyday language and folklore. A “left-handed compliment” is actually an insult, and the dictionary definition of left-handed includes the terms “awkward,” “clumsy,” “ill-omened,” and “Illegitimate.” In his summary of scientific research into sidedness, Stanley Coren rapidly dismisses the notion of the southpaw as somehow tainted. Increasingly we are coming to understand, however, that left-handedness does have social, educational, medical, and psychological implications. Coren uses entertaining examples to illuminate the paths of research he has followed, and answers vitally important questions such as: What are the neuropsychological and behavioral implications of differences for left-handers themselves, as well as for their parents, teachers, spouses, children, counselors, and physicians? How can we determine our own patterns of sidedness? Are they encoded in our genes? And, very importantly, how can we make the world more comfortable and safer for left-handers? Coren persuasively argues that left-handers are an invisible minority who must define themselves and organize for self-protections in the same way that more visible minorities have done. Much (though not all) of the risk to which left-handers are exposed derives from the fact that the tools they use and the machines they operate are designed for right-handers, a flaw that given heightened public awareness would be easy to correct. Coren advocates a change in the way the right-handed majority treats its left-handed minority to eliminate the risks left-handers face.

The Race an Inspiring Story for Left Handers

She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans? The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers.

Author: Jan Hurst-Nicholson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494989980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 832


Vicky is left-handed and teased for being clumsy, but a visit from her Gran changes everything. Vicky's Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering a cushion as a gift, but Vicky is left-handed and she struggles to learn how to sew. She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans? The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers. At the end of the book is advice on how to help left-handers; how to tell if a child is left-handed; the correct way for a left-hander to hold a pencil and to slant the paper; famous left-handers; percentage of the population who are left-handed; career choices for left-handers and cultural issues for left-handers

The Puzzle of Left handedness

This fits in with the fact that humans are predominantly right-handed, ... and therefore why we have a hand preference, but his story has nothing to say ...

Author: Rik Smits

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861899743

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 587


Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big deal. Yet throughout history, it has been associated with clumsiness and generally dubious personality traits like untrustworthiness and insincerity. Even the Latin word for left, sinister, has ominous connotations. In The Puzzle of Left-handedness, Rik Smits uncovers why history has been so unkind to our lefthanded forebears. He carefully puts together the pieces of the puzzle, presenting an array of historical anecdotes, strange superstitions, and weird wives’ tales. Smits explains how left-handedness continues to be associated with maladies of all kinds, including mental retardation, alcoholism, asthma, hay fever, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, depression, and criminality. Even in the enlightened twenty-first century, left-handedness still meets with opposition—including from one prominent psychologist who equates it with infantile negativism, similar to a toddler’s refusal to eat what’s on his plate, and another who claims that left-handed people have average lifespans that are nine years shorter than those who favor the right hand. As Smits reminds us, such speculation is backed by little factual evidence, and the arguments presented by proponents of right-handedness tend to be humorously absurd. The Puzzle of Left-handedness is an enlightening, engaging, and entertaining odyssey through the puzzles and paradoxes, theories and myths, of left-handed lore. Chock full of facts and fiction, it’s a book to be read with both hands.


This book is designed to answer the question: what is left-handedness? It is reassuring to the left-handed child and interesting to the right-handed child whose curiosity has been aroused.

Author: Marguerite Rush Lerner


ISBN: OCLC:221488056

Category: Left- and right-handedness

Page: 30

View: 146


This book is designed to answer the question: what is left-handedness? It is reassuring to the left-handed child and interesting to the right-handed child whose curiosity has been aroused.

Story Of Antimatter The Matter s Vanished Twin

A right-hand screw reflected in a mirror looks like a left-hand screw. ... Similarly, a righthanded particle after P-conjugation becomes a left-handed ...

Author: Guennadi Borissov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813228771

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 850


'Overall, the text is very well written in a style that is precise yet easy to understand and interesting to follow … It does not refer to scientific or other publications or suggest further reading, but is completely self-contained. This makes it highly accessible for non-experts. It is intended for ‘serious readers with some general background knowledge in physics, although no specialist knowledge is required’. And it can indeed be recommended to any reader with a scientific interest in the subject, and also as a good recreational read for experts. This is even more true due to the excellent quality of the paper and the print, and the nice format and overall making of the book.'Contemporary PhysicsEach elementary particle contained within every known substance has an almost identical twin called its antiparticle. Existing data clearly indicate that equal numbers of particles and antiparticles were initially created soon after the birth of the universe. Despite this, all objects around us, as well as all the stars in all the known galaxies, are made of particles, while antiparticles have almost completely vanished. The reasons behind this disappearance are not yet fully known. Uncovering them will allow us to not only penetrate much deeper into the structure of matter, but also to understand the secret mechanisms that determine the genesis and development of our immense universe. That is why explaining the mystery of the missing antimatter is currently considered to be one of the main tasks of particle physics.This book tells the story of all the achievements in solving the problem of the missing antiparticles including the latest developments in the field. It is written by Prof. Guennadi Borissov, an international expert in this subject. It is intended for serious readers with some general background knowledge in physics, although no specialist knowledge is required. All phenomena observed in the microworld of particles are explained in simple terms using well-known examples from ordinary life. Starting with a description and discussion of the main properties of particles and antiparticles, the book details the important stages in the research that has brought scientists closer to solving one of the greatest enigmas of nature.

The Left Handed Fate

So that was why the Spinster had told that story. She put a hand over her mouth. “There it is,” Max murmured. “That's the engine.

Author: Kate Milford

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781627796569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 708


Return to Nagspeake for a new fantasy adventure from the bestselling author of National Book Award nominee Greenglass House. Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine they believe can stop the endless war raging between their home country of England and Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. During the search, however, their ship, the famous privateer the Left-Handed Fate, is taken by the Americans, who have just declared war on England, too. The Fate (and with it, Lucy and Max) is put under the command of new midshipman Oliver Dexter . . . who’s only just turned twelve. But Lucy and Max aren’t the only ones trying to assemble the engine; the French are after it, as well as the crew of a mysterious vessel that seems able to appear out of thin air. When Oliver discovers what his prisoners are really up to—and how dangerous the device could be if it falls into the wrong hands—he is faced with a choice: Help Lucy and Max even if it makes him a traitor to his own country? Or follow orders and risk endangering countless lives, including those of the enemies who have somehow become his friends?

The Natural Superiority of the Left Hander

But polo is another story. It's actually against the rules to play left-handed. And that even goes for the left-handed Prince of Wales.

Author: James Tertius de Kay

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 9781590772058

Category: Humor

Page: 150

View: 395


"One person in ten is a left-hander. And every last one of them thinks he's sort of special. Which is probably true . . ." Over 400,000 copies in print!

The Left Handed Policeman

But Schramburg, now that he was a success, wanted his story back for himself. He had always known that this was the big one—the film that would make his ...

Author: Robert Westbrook

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781628158427

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 218


Robert Westbrook Author of the Howard Moon Deer Mysteries "The battle of wits and nerves that unfolds in this expertly paced novel as Nicky struggles to snare the serial killer, keep his job, and juggle an increasingly complex love life make for compelling reading . . . In Nicky Rachmaninoff [Robert Westbrook has] created one of the most engaging new detective heroes since Joseph Wambaugh got philosophical. About the only thing that cushions the disappointment of coming to the end of this page-turner is the knowledge that there's a sequel in the works." —Wall Street Journal Murder in Beverly Hills A killer is on the loose in Beverly Hills. Late at night, as moguls, starlets, actors, and rock stars head home after a night on the town, a Corvette pulls up beside a Rolls-Royce at a traffic light. A gun goes off—and another of Hollywood's elite lies dead. Beverly Hills cowers in terror. It's up to Police Lt. Nicky Rachmaninoff—reluctant cop, ex-hippie, divorced father, and the mean­est left-handed jazz pianist in all L.A.—to trap the murderer before he dispatches all of South­ern California's rich and famous. It's an assign­ment Nicky is reluctant to take on: He'd rather play the piano, worry about his love life, or gaze at the stars above his Hollywood Hills bungalow than search out a serial killer. Nicky's ex-wife, the beautiful blond star of TV's "Cassie and the Cop," suddenly wants Nicky back. But Nicky finds himself caught up with the lovely and well-heeled widow of one of the murder victims—even as he thinks he really does love his ex-wife. But someone else loves "Cassie," too. His name is Lawrence Ferguson and he is a nobody. After being diagnosed as terminally ill, Law­rence quits his job, withdraws his life savings, moves to the Beverly Hills Hotel . . . and buys himself a Corvette. And Lawrence has decided to exercise his final fantasy on the woman whose television image he has long worshiped. Can Nicky stop him in time? The Left-Handed Policeman is a gripping novel of life—and death—among the big names and the nameless of Beverly Hills. Nov­elist Robert Westbrook—himself the son of a famous Hollywood personality—explores the boulevards and back alleys, the myths and real­ities, of the greatest, most deadly dream factory of all: Hollywood.

Left Handed Dreams

... even if I didn't succeed in linking them to the right words, in labeling ... Lorenzo da Ponte and Mozart told a love story about a maid and a butler, ...

Author: Francesca Duranti

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480429154

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 860


An Italian professor seeks to understand her own mind—and heart: “An elegant and engaging writer who treats serious questions with wit and grace” (The Wall Street Journal). Martina Satriano, an Italian professor of cultural history at New York University, observes the great American city with admiration and gratitude, but from an outsider’s perspective. She is a sublime cook, she loves her job, she has occasional erotic adventures, but Martina is a lonely woman whose real passion is a “machine” that she has built to assist in her cultural research and which she uses to record her dreams. These recordings, infused with the memories of her childhood and early career, begin to reveal a tangle of second guesses and insecurities about the path she has chosen. Then, when she returns briefly to Italy to attend her mother’s funeral, Martina discovers that she may have been born left-handed but was trained to be right-handed. Back in New York, struggling with this new revelation, this possible suppression of an identity, she meets a high-culture Italian official who tempts her to return to Italy with a prestigious job offer. While weighing her options, she quite unexpectedly meets up again with her first great love, a man she has not seen in more than twenty years. Just as in Duranti’s internationally acclaimed best-selling The House on Moon Lake, the question of destiny is at the heart of Left-Handed Dreams. Can Martina resist the urge to treat life as a puzzle that she can somehow deconstruct and solve? Indeed, by the end of this taut and resonant novel, this expatriate must learn the essence of “naturalezza,” an Italian word that means “a way of being, of feeling without always being aware of one’s being.” Her story, infused with all the luscious food she prepares and enjoys with the men who come into her life, makes this a delectable, provocative read.

Left Handedness Behavioral Implications and Anomalies

these data suggest, the left-hander is already at greater risk for psychological dysfunction. In conclusion, we have seen that the story of the cultural ...

Author: S. Coren

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080867219

Category: Psychology

Page: 571

View: 874


Left-handedness has been shown to be a possible marker for various psychological and physical abnormalities. This book presents evidence by a number of researchers who evaluate whether there are indeed differences between left- and right-handers which extend into the broader psychological and physiological realms. Several chapters show that left-handedness is found in unexpectedly high proportions in populations that suffer from various immune deficiency diseases, in alcoholics, dyslexics, mental retardates, psychopaths and other clinical groups. The book indicates why left-handedness should be a marker for such conditions. The genetic and environmental pressures on handedness are explored. A model for pathological left-handedness is presented, along with some interesting data which suggests that left-handedness may be associated with reduced life-span. Finally, several chapters discuss the implications of handedness patterns in non-clinical populations.

Ricky Writes Right Handed Backwards

Therefore, the curves of each number are compared to the opening of a hungry monster's mouth like in the story, eating at your left-hand.

Author: Avalon Regalbuto

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512756913

Category: Education

Page: 30

View: 495


In this story, Ricky strives to write his numbers correctly as he simultaneously conquers his fear of bedtime and monsters. He makes a deal with the monsters that if he correctly writes his numbers, the persistent monsters will leave his mind. His proud accomplishments can be colored as a reward to even add further entertainment and celebration as your child becomes successful! How to use this book: A childs left hand is drawn on each page to ensure secure writing and paper placement. Your child should place his or her hand onto that page as they begin to write that specified number. The trick is that all of the numbers except 6 (the usual age when children show struggles in schools with writing backwards) face your left hand. Therefore in the story, the curves of each number are compared to the opening of a hungry monster eating at your left hand.

The One Handed Pianist and Other Stories

Widi her right hand she felt around for the hand that was missing. Malvina could see it. She pinched it but it didn't hurt. She caressed it.

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810124608

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 531


The One-Handed Pianist was published to acclaim in the early 1990’s, with the two-part Spanish edition winning the Latino Literature Prize in 1989 and the Gamma Literature Prize in 1992. Its tales look at what it means to be Jewish in the Hispanic world—a world in which spirituality is often exercised outside the realm of orthodoxy. Stavans constructs fables that raise questions about ethnicity and community; even Stavans’ person raises questions about ethnicity and community: what does it mean that a Jew of Eastern European lineage can call himself Latino and speak for that group?