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Thirty Days

Author : Mark Raphael Baker
ISBN : 9781925410877
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One minute my wife was there. In a flash she was gone. In the ten months of Kerryn’s dying, I prepared myself for everything except for her death. Now that she is gone, I am desperate to know her as I never knew her. Thirty Days is a portrait of grief, of a marriage and of a family. It is the moving memoir of Mark’s wife of 33 years, Kerryn Baker, who died ten months after her diagnosis, aged 55, from stomach cancer. It is also a study in how we construct our own version of the past, after Mark discovers a cache of Kerryn’s letters in the laundry cupboard and has to rethink their relationship. It is a book about memory and its uncertainties, as Mark sifts through photos and home movies, as his wife gets sicker, and his search for clues about their relationship grows more desperate. In her last days, Kerryn reveals her traumatic childhood to Mark for the first time. She emerges as the rock of the family, a brave and wise woman, clear-eyed about her treatment, focused on finding the path to a peaceful death. Paradoxically, her dying brings the couple back to the intensity of their first love. In the tradition of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Cory Taylor’s remarkable memoir, Dying, Mark Baker’s Thirty Days is an inspirational book about death and dying. As well as The Fiftieth Gate, A Journey Through Memory, a seminal book on his parents’ experience during the Holocaust, Mark Raphael Baker has written a compelling memoir, Thirty Days, A Journey to the End of Love, about the recent death of his wife. He is Director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the School at Monash University, Melbourne ‘Piercing, unsparing, and sweet, this book will break your heart and put it back together again.’ Miranda Richmond Mouillot, author of A Fifty-year Silence ‘A lament, a wail, a raw confession of suffering and regret, but most of all, of love.’ Ramona Koval ‘During the first thirty days of mourning, as Jewish law decrees it, Mark Baker wrote about his wife Kerryn Baker, who lived an ‘ordinary’ life, as most of us do, but who was extraordinary in the courage, dignity, and above all, the gentle, wise grace of her dying. Few of us will be able to die so well, but every reader of this book will be inspired to do so. Baker recalls their life together and writes of Kerryn’s death and dying in many tones—lyrically, tenderly, with self-deprecating irony, embarrassed candour and more—but one hears in them all pain so raw and need so desperate that it sometimes threatened to unhinge him. He writes of love and grief with power that brings back to our hearts knowledge that is too often only in our heads—that the disappearance of a human personality will forever be mysterious to us because every human being is irreplaceable.’ Raimond Gaita ‘Thirty Days is more than a cancer memoir, it is a searching, courageous, intensely intimate portrait of a marriage, a family, a beloved woman, a man wild with loss. Baker addresses the reader with searing honesty from the very heart of grief. His testimony will leave you devastated, enriched, irrevocably altered.’ Emily Bitto ‘A beautiful memoir, not just about one marriage, but the nature of marriage itself.’ Readings ‘A book characterised by love, empathy and connection to life.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Baker’s memoir allows his readers to see the magnitude of our existence beneath the surface of our daily lives’ Courier Mail
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fiftieth Gate

Author : Mark Raphael Baker
ISBN : 9781925410853
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What right did I possess, as a child of survivors, to recreate an account of the Holocaust as if I was there? In writing The Fiftieth Gate, Mark Baker describes a journey from despair and death towards hope and life; it is the story of a son who enters his parents’ memories and, inside the darkness, finds light. In his evocative prose, Baker takes us to this place of horror, and then brings us back to reflect on these events and remember: ‘Never again’. Across the silence of fifty years, Baker and his family travel from Poland and Germany to Jerusalem and Melbourne, as the author struggles to uncover the mystery of his parents’ survival: his father Yossl was imprisoned in concentration camps and his mother Genia was forced into hiding after the Jews of her village were murdered. Twenty years on from its first publication, The Fiftieth Gate remains an extraordinary book. It has become a classic and has now sold over 70,000 copies. In Baker's new introduction, he recalls his motivations for writing this important memoir, and highlights how the testimonial culture in Holocaust studies has spread to awareness of other genocides and our responsibility (and failure) to prevent them. As well as The Fiftieth Gate, A Journey Through Memory, a seminal book on his parents’ experience during the Holocaust, Mark Raphael Baker has written a compelling memoir, Thirty Days, A Journey to the End of Love, about the recent death of his wife. He is Director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the School at Monash University, Melbourne. ‘Heartrending and beautiful...This simply written, subtly complex narrative is instantly recognisable as a masterpiece, and the reader is rewarded by the light it sheds.’ Age ‘Combining precise historical research and poetic eloquence, Mark Baker’s The Fiftieth Gate remains the gold standard of second generation Holocaust memoirs on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary edition.’ Christopher R. Browning ‘Baker does with memory, what Rembrandt does with light. He uses it to model, to imagine, to illuminate, to astonish.’ Philip Adams
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Love Stories Writing A Romance Novella In Thirty Days Or Less

Author : Rachelle Ayala
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 78.96 MB
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Romance Writers, do you want to: Keep your name in front of your readers with more releases and titles? Learn why you should write shorter in order to write quicker? Meet and exceed your yearly writing goals? Participate in multi-author boxed sets for increased visibility and profit? Claim your fair share of your reader’s attention span in today’s tsunami of books by producing a series of novellas or episodic serials? Make more money while writing less? If you do, you must master the art of writing shorter works while still providing your readers that great experience of your personal brand of storytelling and character voice. This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have and the difference between a novella and a novel. Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Change Your Life In 30 Days

Author : Rhonda Britten
ISBN : 9781444733808
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 34.36 MB
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CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 30 DAYS takes you on a thirty-day journey that will help you make extraordinary changes in your life. Rhonda focuses on breaking the myths that keep you locked in fear and unable to be true to yourself. With her trademark sensitivity and humour, insight and advice, Rhonda helps define life goals and outline the steps needed to reach these goals. For anyone who has ever wanted a fresh start or tried to make major life changes and failed, the answer lies within this book.
Category: Self-Help

Love The Life You Live

Author : Laura L. Peden
ISBN : 9781613140628
Genre : Religion
File Size : 32.89 MB
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Love the Life You Live, a 30-Day Journey, is much more than just a "how-to" book. It is a six-step, 30-day program designed to help people get to a point where they can endure with peace the hard times in life and embrace with joy all the good that comes their way. Do you want to put your life in order the way Jesus commanded? Do you simply want to put the pieces of your life back together again? Do you want to get to a point where you can help those around you? Or do you want a discipleship program that will help you and those around you dig deeper into the Word of God? Written with several purposes in mind, this book can be used as a Bible study or as a biblical counseling tool. Whether you are a housewife, a businessman, or even a full-time minister, this is the book for you! **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Peden is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with an MA in Pastoral Counseling; a Biblical Counselor specializing in child and family counseling; is certified in Child Advocacy and serves as a Coordinator with Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.
Category: Religion

The First 30 Days

Author : Ariane de Bonvoisin
ISBN : 9780061874697
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 34.22 MB
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The First 30 Days reveals the nine principles of change that will revolutionize how you face transition times. With real-life stories, practical exercises, and inspiring action points, this book teaches the skills you need to face or make any change in your life, including how to: Use your Change Muscle Combat fear, doubt, and all your change demons Get in touch with your spiritual side Create a plan that will get you results
Category: Self-Help

Tender As Love

Author : Angelo Matteo
ISBN : 9781453551493
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 33.92 MB
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This novel tells of physical attraction ultimately leading to love. It is a story of sex and desire, sin and redemption told in the context of changing moral and religious values. Western society is obsessed with sex while glorifying its excesses and condeming those who stray. The story of a prominent physician and a courtesan describes a chance intereaction followed by realtionship that saves both of their lives. The book provides needed insights into why men stray and why women seek married lovers. The context and scientific background explain advances in understanding physiology and psychology of sexual desire. The author suggests that women, with their unique sensitivities, may be superior creatures.
Category: Fiction


Author : Alan Trujillo
ISBN : 9781465396013
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 37.55 MB
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Category: Fiction

Love At Last Sight

Author : Kerry Shook
ISBN : 9781400073801
Genre : Religion
File Size : 72.96 MB
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Provides strategies for improving and maintaining relationships with the most important people in one's life according to biblical principles.
Category: Religion

I Love My Bike

Author : Matthew Finkle
ISBN : 9781452100487
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78.17 MB
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A collection of several dozen photographic portraits of (mostly) young bicycle enthusiasts and their mounts.
Category: Sports & Recreation