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In Her WakeIn Her Wake

In 1963, Nancy Rappaport's mother died by suicide after a bitter public divorce and custody battle. Nancy was just four years old and the youngest of six children. Growing up in a blended family of eleven children after her father remarried, Nancy was bewildered about why her mother took her own life and left her behind.

Drawing on court depositions, newspaper coverage, her mother's unpublished novel, and interviews with family and friends, she uncovers the story of a conflicted and troubled activist, socialite, and community leader.

Rappaport explores the impact of her mother's suicide from the perspective of a daughter, psychiatrist, wife, and mother of three -- illuminating in the process the complicated nature of loss, reconciliation, and healing.

Inspiring, honest, and engaging, In Her Wake is a powerful testament to a woman's search for answers, and a potent reminder that love outlasts death.

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The Behavior Code

The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

Dr. Rappaport's newest book, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Jessica Minahan.

Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.

The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.

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