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Carry Me Across The Water

Author : Ethan Canin
ISBN : 9781588360076
Genre : Fiction
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“Take the advice of no one,” August Kleinman’s mother says to him while August is still a young boy in Germany, and with these words to guide him, he escapes Nazi Germany and goes on to build a fortune, a family, and life on his own terms in America. At the defining moments that reveal character and shape fate — a shocking encounter with a Japanese soldier in a cave during World War II, the audacious decision to start a brewery in Pittsburgh and a violent reaction against threats to its independent success, a vacation in Barbados, during which his beloved wife mysteriously wanders off, the birth of his grandson — August’s instincts are determinative in a way that illuminates how lives unfold at the deepest levels. This is a brilliant, suspenseful, surprising novel by one of America’s finest writers. Publisher’s Weekly called Ethan Canin’s For Kings and Planets “Masterful … a classic parable of the human condition,” and the same can be said about Carry Me Across the Water.
Category: Fiction

The Woman In Dark Clothes

Author : Will James
ISBN : 9781312060081
Genre : Poetry
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The Woman in Dark Clothes (for Edith Stein) She adored Husserl, the depths of his thought. But philosophy was not enough for her. She became a student of love. We breathe in the ashes of those burned in the ovens of Auschwitz. Flowers bloom out of the dust. She walks with us in the darkness. She is familiar with it. She knows the way out. They were not aliens from another planet. They put their human faces on just like us before they dropped Zyklon B in a hole in the roof and waited for the bodies to fall. That they shared in our common humanity somehow made monsters of us all. But why should we feel responsible for their crimes, when we barely recognize our own? But the stain remains just the same. It will take all of human history to recover from that loss. We breathe in the ashes of those burned in the ovens of Auschwitz. Flowers bloom out of the dust. She walks with us in the darkness. She is familiar with it. She knows the way out.
Category: Poetry

Murmurs Of The Heart Stories Poems

Author : Will James
ISBN : 9781312330641
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Murmurs of the Heart—The vampires were closing in. No, this isn't the retelling of a B movie but a portrait of my state of mind. Every night I’d fall into an abyss and in the morning I’d wake up with the shakes and a tubercular cough (the result of chain smoking cigarettes and pot). The Vita Nuova (the Autobiography of Dante’s youth till about his twenty-seventh year) is already well known to many in the original, or by means of essays and of English versions partial or entire. It is therefore, and on all accounts, unnecessary to say much more of the work here than it says for itself. Wedded to its exquisite and intimate beauties are personal peculiarities which excite wonder and conjecture, best replied to in the words which Beatrice herself is made to utter in the Commedia:
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Healing Stories For Challenging Behaviour

Author : Susan Perrow
ISBN : 9781907359217
Genre : Medical
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This treasury of 101 new healing stories addresses a range of issues - from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values.
Category: Medical

When A Woman Becomes A Religious Dynasty

Author : Hildegard Diemberger
ISBN : 9780231512466
Genre : Religion
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In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and, in turn, the tantric consort of three outstanding religious masters of her era. After her death, Chokyi Dronma's masters and disciples recognized a young girl as her reincarnation, the first in a long, powerful, and influential female lineage. Today, the twelfth Samding Dorje Phagmo leads the Samding monastery and is a high government cadre in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Hildegard Diemberger builds her book around the translation of the first biography of Chokyi Dronma recorded by her disciples in the wake of her death. The account reveals an extraordinary phenomenon: although it had been believed that women in Tibet were not allowed to obtain full ordination equivalent to monks, Chokyi Dronma not only persuaded one of the highest spiritual teachers of her era to give her full ordination but also established orders for other women practitioners and became so revered that she was officially recognized as one of two principal spiritual heirs to her main master. Diemberger offers a number of theoretical arguments about the importance of reincarnation in Tibetan society and religion, the role of biographies in establishing a lineage, the necessity for religious teachers to navigate complex networks of political and financial patronage, the cultural and social innovation linked to the revival of ancient Buddhist civilizations, and the role of women in Buddhism. Four introductory, stage-setting chapters precede the biography, and four concluding chapters discuss the establishment of the reincarnation lineage and the role of the current incarnation under the peculiarly contradictory communist system.
Category: Religion

Water Carry Me

Author : Thomas Moran
ISBN : 1573228540
Genre : Fiction
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In the story of a young woman's betrayal, set against the beauty and violence of a divided Ireland, Una Moss, a medical student orphaned as a little girl and raised in a small village by her grandfather, finds herself ill-prepared for the harsh realities of romance, until Aiden Ferrel arrives to change her life forever. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

Shadow Patriots

Author : Lucia St. Clair Robson
ISBN : 9781429932073
Genre : Fiction
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In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion. In the streets, those who would be free boldly read aloud the newly written Declaration of Independence. It is a cry of freedom, but it is also a time of critical confrontation, both on the battlefield and off as the people of a new nation choose between their king and an uncertain future. It is a choice which is not easily made. As Commander-in-chief George Washington declares a major victory in New York, the rest of the colonies separate into Patriots and Tories. Kate Darby never expected to be swept up in this political storm. The Darbys are Quakers who have pledged their allegiance to God first--but that soon changes. Kate's younger brother, Seth, can no longer deny his soul's cry against tyranny. Fleeing from his Loyalist parents' house to join General Washington's ragtag forces, Seth enters a life he never expected. With the influx of British soldiers, Philadelphia soon becomes a temporary base camp for the English forces. When the Darbys find themselves forced to take in Major Jonathan Andre, Kate falls quickly for his charm. Despite her warring affections, Kate finds herself drawn deep into the war. As she attempts to follow her brother, she risks her life and her family's reputation by becoming a spy for the patriot forces, a role which quickly transforms the once-timid Quaker girl. With a world of danger and political upheaval thrown before them, Kate and Seth face incredible danger in the hopes of shaping one of the single most important events in American history: the war for freedom. Told with historical accuracy and incredible attention to period detail, Shadow Patriots recreates America at its youngest and describes with vivid intensity the men and women who bravely did their part to deliver it from tyranny. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Tales From Kentucky One Room School Teachers

Author : William Lynwood Montell
ISBN : 9780813139500
Genre : History
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In an educational era defined by large school campuses and overcrowded classrooms, it is easy to overlook the era of one-room schools, when teachers filled every role, including janitor, and provided a familylike atmosphere in which children also learned from one another. In Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers, William Lynwood Montell reclaims an important part of Kentucky's social, cultural, and educational heritage, assembling a fun and fascinating collection of schoolroom stories that chronicle a golden era in Kentucky. The firsthand narratives and anecdotes in this collection cover topics such as teacher-student relationships, day-to-day activities, lunchtime foods, students' personal relationships, and, of course, the challenges of teaching in a one-room school. Montell includes tales about fund-raising pie suppers, pranks, outrageous student behavior (such as the quiet little boy whose first "sharing" involved profanity), and variety of other topics. Montell even includes some of his own memories from his days as a pupil in a one-room school. Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers is a delightful glimpse of the history of education.
Category: History

The Maid At Arms

Author : Robert W. Chambers
ISBN : 9781775561217
Genre : Fiction
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The follow-up to Chambers' remarkably popular bestseller Cardigan, The Maid-at-Arms begins a century after America's Revolutionary War has been settled. The young nation has forgotten the struggles of its birth and is now facing an entirely different -- but no less daunting -- set of challenges. Against this backdrop, an unlikely hero emerges.
Category: Fiction

The History Of My Shoes And The Evolution Of Darwin S Theory

Author : Fries Kenny
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124088225
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A searing, imaginative memoir that pairs two stories, the author's budding self-realization and the race to formulate the theory of evolution.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dust On The Nettles

Author : A.J. Blake
ISBN : 9781780884073
Genre : Fiction
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Nick Kellaway runs a secretive hedge fund, based in offices in Mayfair and Geneva. He has grown rich through managing other people’s money in unconventional ways. In the summer of 2007, he sets detailed plans in place to profit from the gathering financial storm clouds as the global economy sinks into recession. But Nick has never been quite allowed to forget the road not taken. Nor has he entirely forgotten Janice Day – supposedly killed in her youth – with whom he once dreamed of travelling that alternative road. On the evening of 25th July 2007, a phone call from a woman claiming to be her reawakens a concealed past that has never ceased to haunt Nick and now threatens to disrupt everything about the rich financier’s lifestyle he now lives. Readers are taken on Nick’s troubled journey, from the revolutionary student politics of the 1960s and 70s – through rape, murder, espionage, financial scams and brushes with terrorism – to the great financial crisis of 2008. As his world is stripped bare, there is no place left to hide. Or is there? Dust on the Nettles is a multi-layered psychological drama where fiction mingles with real historical events. It will appeal to readers of thrillers.
Category: Fiction

Jewish Book World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115075355
Genre : Jews
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Steadfast Soldier

Author : Cheryl Wyatt
ISBN : 9781426856990
Genre : Fiction
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Rescuing people is his job… But the one person pararescue jumper Chance Garrison can't seem to help is his own ailing father, who refuses his much-needed physical rehabilitation. That is, until Chance hires unconventional occupational therapist Chloe Callet. To his surprise, Chloe and her sweet black Lab, Midnight, work wonders. And not only on the elder Garrison. Chance just may have met the woman who can get through his own toughened exterior. Can he persuade the lovely Chloe to take a chance—on him?
Category: Fiction

A Devil In The Details

Author : K. A. Stewart
ISBN : 9781101188521
Genre : Fiction
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View our feature on K.A. Stewarts’s A Devil in the Details. When it comes to demons, always read the find print. Jesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy (well, an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate) until one day he learned his brother had made a bargain with a demon, Jesse discovered there was only one way to save his brother: put up his own soul as collateral, and fight the demon to the death. Jesse lived to free his brother-and became part of a loose organization of Champions who put their own souls on the line to help those who get in over their heads with demons. But now experienced Champions are losing battles at a much higher rate than usual. Someone has changed the game. And if Jesse can't figure out the new rules, his next battle may be his last...
Category: Fiction

Chicken Soup For The Soul The Widsom Of Dads

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9781611591835
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wisdom of Dads is a special way to pay tribute to Dad, and also a great read for all fathers and children. Stories remind readers of the special bond between fathers and children and the unique reverence children hold for their wise old dads. Children view their fathers with awe from the day they are born. Fathers are big and strong and seem to know everything, except when their kids are teenagers -- then they know nothing. This book contains 101 great stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library, all focusing on the wisdom of fathers. These heartwarming and often humorous stories are written by sons and daughters about their fathers, and by fathers about their children.
Category: Family & Relationships

Wisdom Stories

Author : J. Maurus
ISBN : 817108009X
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Detachment Bravo

Author : Richard Marcinko
ISBN : 9781439120064
Genre : Fiction
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From top-secret diplomatic tunnels beneath London to the high seas off the Azores, the New York Times bestselling SEAL commando of eight explosive thrillers takes on a lethal group of Irish Republican Army terrorists in ROGUE WARRIOR DETACHMENT BRAVO The Rogue Warrior is back in a fast-paced, furious, in-your-face adventure! This time he's on the hunt for a high-tech army that smashed the Good Friday Peace Accord and killed a half dozen American and British CEOs. Launched by two self-financed, new-generation terrorists, this murderous wing of the IRA has an even bigger assault planned -- one that promises to stun the world. Now, along with a special ops team made up of Brits, SEALS, spies, and NSA operatives, Marcinko is determined to stop them, but there are a few unknowns: they don't know the target, they don't know the date, and they don't know where the terror is going down.
Category: Fiction

Success Or Suicide

Author : Vance Cunningham
ISBN : 9781465326508
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of Vances drinking years and how he dealt with the underlying causes, the sex, gambling, suicidal impulses and compulsive change of circumstance that ruled him.
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The Sacred History

Author : Mark Booth
ISBN : 9781451698589
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This collection of stories and illustrations—all about the wonders of the spiritual realm—takes you on a captivating ride from the great myths of ancient civilization to astounding discoveries of the modern era. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World, The Sacred History takes you on a captivating journey through the great myths of ancient civilizations to the astounding discoveries of the modern era. The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, starting from Creation all the way through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. What emerges is an alternative history of great men and women, guided by angels or demons, and the connection between modern-day mystics and their ancient counterparts. This spellbinding historical narrative brings together great figures—such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, and Mohammed—and stories from African, Native American, and Celtic traditions. Woven into this is an amazing array of mystical connections, including the surprising roots not only of astrology and alternative medicine but also of important literary and artistic movements, aspects of mainstream science and religion and a wide range of cultural references that takes in modern cinema, music and literature. This is a book of true stories, but it is also a book about stories. It shows how they can tell us things about the deep structure of the human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious and mystic patterns, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit