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Small Victories

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9780698189744
Genre : Literary Collections
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Help, Thanks, Wow, Hallelujah Anyway and Almost Everything, Lamott's long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.
Category: Literary Collections

Broken Hallelujahs

Author : Beth Allen Slevcove
ISBN : 9780830843237
Genre : Religion
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The losses in our lives are both big and small. We leave home. We experience physical illness. We struggle with vocation. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or death. Spiritual director Beth Slevcove offers stories of loss from her own life along with distinctive spiritual practices that can guide us back to God.
Category: Religion

Addiction And Recovery

Author : Martha Postlethwaite
ISBN : 9781506434308
Genre : Religion
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Companionship for the lifelong journey of recovery In Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Pilgrimage, Martha Postlethwaite--pastor and a person in recovery--reflects on her pilgrimage of healing through valleys of despair and vistas of resurrection. Addiction and Recovery is not just Postlethwaite's story, though. She also draws on the wisdom of pilgrims who have walked other paths to explore themes such as surrender, truth telling, shame, powerlessness, grace, forgiveness, and resurrection. Together, these chronicles bring hope to people who struggle with the disease of addiction and to those who love them. Each chapter ends with questions to reflect on with conversation partners or in a journal, and a spiritual practice. The spiritual practices are related to the chapter themes and serve as samplers, but they can be woven into the reader's own pilgrimage. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and reflections, learn that they are not alone, and find reasons to hope as they make their own pilgrimage.
Category: Religion

Grace Eventually

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 0786296224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author offers a collection of essays on her experiences of learning to wait for God's wisdom and receiving strength and hope through his grace.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Joe Jones

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 0345337557
Genre : Fiction
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Louise, a cook at Jessie's Cafe, relies on humor and the friendship of her co-workers and regulars at the cafe to get over her breakup with Joe Jones
Category: Fiction

Architecture Of The Novel

Author : Jane Vandenburgh
ISBN : 9781582435978
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Imperfect Birds

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 141042362X
Genre : Fiction
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Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.
Category: Fiction

What Would You Do If You Had No Fear

Author : Diane Conway
ISBN : 9781930722422
Genre : Self-Help
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Author Diane Conway has a gift: she disarms people with a combination of raw emotional honesty and outrageous, heartfelt humor. Using this gift, asking, "What would you do if you had no fear?" Conway approaches the police officer, the waitress, the politician, the lawyer, the cab driver. They tell her their secrets, their long-hidden dreams and fears. Chronicled in her book, these people's stories are inspiring, surprising, crazy, and sometimes breathtaking. We all dream of what we would do if....we quit soul-numbing jobs, applied to medical school, bought tickets to South America, found true love, quit drinking, or had an affair with a dangerous European. Conway's fresh voice and Studs Terkel-in-drag personna will open your heart and challenge you to live the life you were meant to live. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." --Helen Keller
Category: Self-Help


Author : Marianne Williamson
ISBN : 0451204697
Genre : Religion
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More than thirty distinguished contributors share their thoughts, beliefs, and concrete suggestions on how to create a brighter, more enriching America in the twenty-first century, covering such topics as health, the environment, education, politics, and technology in essays by Gloria Steinem, Thomas Moore, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Deepak Chopra, and other notables. Reprint.
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Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 1742582516
Genre : Bereavement
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A year ago Rosie's dad died; but this young girl, wild of hair, smart of mouth and with an open heart, is busy embracing the world. Unfortunately her mother Elizabeth is finding the business of living much more difficult. Rosie is part of Ann Lamott's best-selling trilogy about a mother and daughter and how Elizabeth and Rosie, two forceful and complex people, rebuild their family of two.
Category: Bereavement