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Life As We Have Known It

Author : Margaret Llewelyn Davies
ISBN : 1844088014
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With an introductory letter by Virginia Woolf, first-hand records of working class women's experiences in early 20th-century England, from jobs to families to political awakenings "I was born in Bethnal Green . . . a tiny scrap of humanity. I was my mother's seventh, and seven more were born after me . . . When I was ten years old I began to earn my own living." Told in the distinctive and memorable voices of working-class women, this collection is a remarkable firsthand account of working lives at the turn of the last century. First published in association with the Women's Co-operative Guild in 1931, it is a unique evocation of a lost age, and a humbling testament to what Virginia Woolf called "that inborn energy which no amount of childbirth and washing up can quench." Here is domestic service; toiling in factories and in the fields, and of husbands—often old and ill before their time, some drinkers or gamblers. Despite telling of the hardship of a poverty-stricken marriage, the horrors of childbirth, and of lives spent in search of jobs, these are spirited and inspiring voices.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life As We Knew It

Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
ISBN : 0547415990
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

New Life

Author : Dale L. Brand
ISBN : 9781411671829
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Journey To New Beginnings

Author : Debbie Ziemann
ISBN : 9781425977702
Genre : Self-Help
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The year following my diagnosis of breast cancer, having a total mastectomy and chemotherapy, I felt as if I was out at sea in the midst of a storm.The faster I ran from the darkness and turmoil the closer it came. I was frightened but I learned to depend on the energy of the Universe. I realized that the quickest way to the light was to go directly into the darkness and face my fears. Accepting my new body image was very difficult, along with not being able to respond to my husband touch. Due to my insecurities, low self-esteem and self-confidence I placed my marriage in jeporady. Learning to rediscover myself was difficult.I learned to trust in the positive energy of the Universe to help me heal. Depending on myself only led me further away from where I wanted to go. I needed to allow God and His angels to take me in their hands and carry me. Depending on the power of the Universe established inner strength and courage to be a survivor. We have a choice in how we react and respond to situations, lessons that life presents to us. Learning to let go of certain feeling and situations is difficult but it makes each day more peaceful and comfortable. Learning there is life after breast cancer is a difficult journey. Everything happens for a reason and it is up to us to learn from the lessons which are presented to us. You can be a survivor when you accept that being a survivor is a state of mind which is dictated by you and not others. Realizing that guilt and shame is wasted energy, and that you are still loved and can love others. Everyone's path in recover and rediscovery will be different and the rate in which we achieve it will be different. What worked for me may not work for you. Wecannot compare oursleves to others. We are individuals with different childhood experiences, different backgrounds, personalities and with different suppport systems. I hope that "Journey to New Beginnings" gives you a sense of comfort and hope. Sharing my journey has helped me heal. Each year will be another path of learning, experiencing the joys of living and life - enjoying the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Category: Self-Help

What About My Life

Author : Evelyn Wright
ISBN : 9781462820597
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What About My Life?, is about a distraught brother that somehow lost his way in today's world. He started out as an average child but turned into one of the most dissatisfied adult that anyone could find. All of his dreams were destroyed because of taking care of not one but three family members. For a while his mind stayed in the late sixties on civil rights. After years of caretaking, he finds himself a senior citizen, not venturing out beyond his home. Finally, an opportunity arrived whereas he was able to live alone in an assisted living environment. The ending finds him at last with peace and contentment before he dies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secrets Of Existence

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 9781463421564
Genre : Self-Help
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For the past 25 years we have been conducting a research project into life and spirituality. What have emerged are the secrets of existence. These secrets open doors, reveal what has been missing, and transport you to the life and world that you've dreamed of finding. You've always had a hard time finding your place in this world haven't you, never knowing your true worth, never being satisfied that there is not a more significant content to life nor happy with the way others have treated you? You felt that you were made for something better, something special (Paramount, 2008). Welcome, you are about to enter another world, discover what you've spent your lifetime searching for and what you expected to happen, but never did. What do you make of being here on earth? Perhaps it is met for you to accomplish something significant (Redfield). Find out what it is!
Category: Self-Help

Heart Of Flesh

Author : Joan Chittister
ISBN : 0802842828
Genre : Religion
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This book presents a look at what it means to have a feminist spirituality--a "heart of flesh"--in a world that glamorizes violence and allows domination. Joan Chittister unmasks the effects of sexism on both men and women and promotes a new spirituality.i
Category: Religion

Losing A Parent

Author : Fiona Marshall
ISBN : 9781847092175
Genre : Self-Help
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Whether from a sudden accident or a slow, terminal illness, the death of a parent is devastating, and its effects often under-estimated. This book looks at the process of coping with a parent's death in adulthood, from preparing for death to recognizing the different stages of grief, from nurturing the relationship with the surviving parent to harnessing new strength to carry on with life.
Category: Self-Help

Selected Essays

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9780191623318
Genre : Literary Collections
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'A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.' According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she analysed so rewardingly, Woolf displayed her essay-writing skills across a wide range of subjects, with all the craftsmanship, substance, and rich allure of her novels. This selection brings together thirty of her best essays, including the famous 'Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown', a clarion call for modern fiction. She discusses the arts of writing and of reading, and the particular role and reputation of women writers. She writes movingly about her father and the art of biography, and of the London scene in the early decades of the twentieth century. Overall, these pieces are as indispensable to an understanding of this great writer as they are enchanting in their own right. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Literary Collections