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She Matters

Author : Susanna Sonnenberg
ISBN : 9781439190586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired, and haunted the author--and sometimes torn her apart--each of which has its own lessons that she seeks to understand.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Why Iris Murdoch Matters

Author : Gary Browning
ISBN : 9781472574497
Genre : Philosophy
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In Why Iris Murdoch Matters Gary Browning draws on as yet unpublished archival material to present an unrivalled overview of Murdoch's work and thought. Browning argues for Murdoch's position amongst the key theorists of modern life, and discusses in detail her engagement with the notion of late modernity. Her multiple perspectives on art, philosophy, religion, politics and the self all relate to how she understands the nature of late modernity. Browning lucidly illustrates that through both her thought and fiction we can grasp the significance of issues that remain of paramount importance today: the possibilities of a moral life without foundations, the meaning of philosophy in a post-metaphysical age, the prospects of politics without ideological certainties and the significance of art after realism. A totally original work arguing persuasively that Iris Murdoch not only matters but is absolutely central to how we think through the contemporary age.
Category: Philosophy

Literacy Matters

Author : Robert Yagelski
ISBN : 0807738921
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Literacy can empower students, but it may also limit their understanding if taught without regard for the context of their lives. Using his encounters with students, in high school, college, and state prison classrooms, as well as his own experience, Robert Yagelski looks at the sometimes ambiguous role of literacy in our lives and examines the mismatch between conventional approaches to teaching literacy and the literacy needs of students in a rapidly changing, increasingly technological world. He asserts that ultimately, the most important job of the English teacher is to reveal to students ways they can participate in the discourse that shapes their lives, and he offers a timely look at how technology has influenced the way we write and read. The scope of this fascinating book reaches beyond the classroom and offers insight about what it means to be "literate" in an economically driven, dynamic society. Addressing earlier works on the subject of literacy, as well as the ideas of theorists such as Foucault, this perceptive work has much to offer educators and anyone seeking to understand the nature of literacy itself.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Wholehearted Woman

Author : Beth Doohan
ISBN : 1973623447
Genre : Religion
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No matter what season of life you are in, God is calling you to a place of deep and wholehearted relationship with Him. Do you desire to live your Christian faith confidently with your mind and heart transformed through the living and active Word of God? Are you a wholehearted woman who wants to find more depth and godly purpose in your current season of life? The mission for The Wholehearted Woman is helping women be fully surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ and courageously on-mission for Himone heart at a time. The Wholehearted Woman: Who She Is and Why She Matters addresses topics such as choosing intentional surrender, knowing and living the truth of the Bible, facing uncertainty, dealing with a wounded heart, cultivating courage, and living for Gods purposes in every season of life. Each chapter contains powerful biblical truths, relevant and practical examples from real-life wholehearted women, and honest reflection questions at the end of each chapter for personal devotion time or small group discussion. Do you want to know who the wholehearted woman is and find out why she matters? Are you ready for what God is going to do with your whole heart? Grab your Bible, a journal, and a cup of coffee, and lets embark on this journey together!
Category: Religion

Tall Tales

Author : Stan Davis
ISBN : 9781465375254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After publishing fourteen professional books, Stan wrote Tall Tales to leave a legacy for subsequent generations, as a human annuity, as a mark of his post-retirement work, and as a way of taking stock. Its done in four genresmemoir, essay, fi ction and poetry-and grouped by theme, with sections on his personal life, work life, his thoughts on religion, ten fi ctional tales, and two intermezzi with some poems. Thats it. Have fun.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Matters Of Honor

Author : Louis Begley
ISBN : 0307267318
Genre : Fiction
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“Terrifically intelligent, moving, and entertaining.” –The New York Sun “With snappy dialogue [and] intelligent prose . . . Begley paints a memorable portrait of lasting friendship and of the strength required to step outside of the expectations that surround each of us.” –Rocky Mountain News At the beginning of the 1950s, three disparate young men are thrown together as roommates at Harvard College: Henry White, a Polish-Jewish refugee who survived World War II by hiding in Poland; Archibald P. Palmer III, an Army brat; and Sam Standish, ostensibly the scion of a fine New England family who has just learned that he was adopted at birth by parents he cannot respect. Each seeks to come to terms with his identity or to remake it altogether. Henry’s task is especially daunting: He is determined to live as an American, free of the shackles of his hideous past. But reinvention is a bargain with the devil, and over the years each will find that it comes at a high cost, challenging one’s honor and loyalty to parents, friends, and ultimately oneself. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Louis Begley's Memories of a Marriage. “Absorbing . . . In full Henry James mode, Begley uses a lucid prose style to dispassionately eviscerate the upper classes even as he illuminates the true meaning of friendship.” –Booklist “The final moral crisis of Henry’s life [is] gorgeously evoked. . . . Begley’s analysis of class and anti-Semitism in America is often brilliant.” –The Washington Post Book World “A moving tale . . . [Begley’s] technique demands attention–and richly rewards it.” –The New York Observer “An elegant novel of enduring friendship.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Category: Fiction

Isolated Matters

Author : John Ruggiero
ISBN : 9781493158980
Genre : Fiction
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Isolated Matters is a suspenseful thriller centered in Pacifica, California, a coastal town mere miles from the commotion of San Francisco, yet enclosed by mountain ridges and a picturesque fog that appears daily at the most opportune moments. It is a place where people go to enjoy the beauty of isolation. This is the story of one of its residents, MJ Matters, a young woman, struggling to cope with her transition from the animated life she once knew to a paralyzed one resulting from a debilitating disease. MJ's husband, Bernard Matters, cares for her like every husband should nurturing her every need while attempting to engage her in happy thoughts. In his own way, MJ's brother-in-law, Alby Matters, does what he can to offer her the comfort of a friend, visiting her often and telling her strange tales, like the one about the mysterious Gull children, which somehow eerily seem to provide her with answers to the swirl of confusion around her. As MJ searches her mind to accept the realities of her current physical state, slowly she discovers something she didn't expect someone or something horrifying is watching her, haunting her, coming closer and closer each day. Despite every attempt she makes, MJ in her immobile state is rendered powerless, preventing her from escaping the horrors she knows she is bound to encounter. Isolated Matters is told in three perspectives MJ's, Bernard's and Alby's providing the reader with insurmountable proof that each of the characters' gripping accounts are not just intertwined but bound to collide.
Category: Fiction

Witness In Death

Author : J. D. Robb
ISBN : 1101203749
Genre : Fiction
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When a famous thespian is killed right before her eyes, New York detective Eve Dallas takes a new place in crime as both officer and witness to murder in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series. The opening night of the revival of Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" at New York’s New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death right on center stage. Now Eve Dallas has a high-profile celebrity homicide on her hands. Not only is she lead detective, she’s also a witness—and when the press discovers that her husband owns the theater, there’s more media spotlight than either can handle. The only way out is to move fast. Question everyone and everything…and in the meantime, try to tell the difference between the truth—and really good acting… From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Life That Matters

Author : Rick McManus
ISBN : 9781450227162
Genre : Fiction
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Ray McKenzie, who lives in a world of his own, is not successful in business, and he is a failure as a husband and father. One day he takes a journey across the Southern California desert to El Centro, the city of his birth, on a quest for answers he desperately needs to the questions burning inside him about the choices he made in his life and the choices he might have made. During his trip, Ray is suddenly joined by two passengers who appear to be a devil and an angel. Soon he is unexpectedly thrust forward into a life he has always dreamed about, that of a ballroom dancer, with an enticing companion, Gina. Then he is thrust back in time to experience again pivotal scenes with his wife, Jane, and his three children. Finally -- with his life hanging in the balance -- Ray has to choose between the lure of a glamorous new world and the redemption now made possible for him with his family
Category: Fiction