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The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats

Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
ISBN : 9781590514641
Genre : Fiction
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A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

Heartbeats A Book Of Wisdom

Author : Ron J. Flemming
ISBN : 9781414052915
Genre : Poetry
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'...goes straight to the heart.' --Georg Feurerstein Ph.D. 'Truly a book of wisdom...thought-provoking and most inspiring.' --Mary Martin, First Chair America.'...an Absolutely Lovely Gift.' --Bea Arthur '...a Delightful addition toour library.' --Heritage Park Care Center '...Lovely book...I really enjoyed the positive messages conveyed...' --Sara O'Meara, Childhelp USA. 'The book is Great!' --Robert J. Smith, GMI Records and Tapes inc.' ...Beautiful book, you know how to bring a smile to someone, and in your writing a tear, an Inspiration and more...' --Charles F. Rosenay, LIVERPOOL PRODUCTIONS.' ...part of very Important work.' --Father Ed Judy, Samaritan House. 'What a Wonderful gift ofSupport.' --Jan McHugh, Humane Society of Boulder Valley. '...Lovely...I look forward to sharing it with others in the office.' --Dorothy R. Jacobson, National Geographic Society. 'Heartfelt thanks for Heartbeats!' --Rene Russo '...wonderful book...read it for a Lift.' --Horace B. Deets, AARP. '...Thoughtful Gift...such a Pleasure to read...You have captured some emotions in such a Warm and Consciousway, I'm sure your book will touch all who read it.' --Mirjana Van Blaricom, International Press Academy. '...a Gift to Humankind.' --Peggy Sullivan, American Library Association. '...words of Encouragement. Lovely and Very Inspirational.' --Curry Care 'It is truly full of Wonderful Thoughts.' --Eileen Ford, FORD MODELS, INC. '...wonderful Vision, Heart,and Love...I have Greatly Enjoyed reading it and will share it with my colleagues on the Boulder City Council.' --Leslie Durgan 'A Truly Beautiful Book...with wisdom on every page.' --Sandy Whelchel, National Writers Assn. '...Lovely Giftbook...' --Sudda-Ma, Vedanta Centre 'It would be foolish for me not to read your 'Book of Wisdom', which I will do with Great Interest...' --Richard Adler 'It's Delightful-Fresh,breezy, and ebullient!' --Craig Black, Blackstone Audio Books. 'There are so many 'lessons' in it...will Enjoy as we circulate it...' --Suzie de Disse, Evergreen Animal

100 Heartbeats

Author : Jeff Corwin
ISBN : 9781605293240
Genre : Nature
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It's no secret that our planet—and the delicate web of ecosystems that comprise it—is in crisis. Environmental threats such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species each day. In 100 Heartbeats, conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin provides an urgent, palpable portrait of the wildlife that is suffering in silence and teetering on the brink of extinction. From the forests slipping away beneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the giant panda's plight to climb ever higher in the mountains of China in search of sustenance, to the brutal poaching tactics that have devastated Africa's rhinoceros and elephant populations, Corwin takes readers on a global tour to witness firsthand the critical state of our natural world. Along the way, he shares inspiring stories of battles being waged and won in defense of the earth's most threatened creatures by the conservationists on the front lines. These stories of hope and progress underscore an important message: Our own survival, as well as that of the world's wildlife, is in our hands. The race to save the planet's most endangered wildlife is under way. Every heartbeat matters.

Heartbeats In The Muck

Author : John Waldman
ISBN : 9780823249862
Genre : Science
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An intimate look at New York Harbor's incredible arc of history, from pristine animal abundances to the suffocation of marine life, and ultimately to an ongoing but surprisingly hopeful recovery. Heartbeats in the Muck traces the incredible arc of New York Harbor's environmental history. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass and visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor has been marked by centuries of rampant industrialization and degradation of its natural environment. Garbage dumping, oil spills, sewage sludge, pesticides, heavy metals, poisonous PCBs, landfills, and dredging greatly diminished life in the harbor, in some places to nil. Now, forty years after the Clean Water Act began to resurrect New York Harbor, John Waldman delivers a new edition of his New York Society Library Award-winning book. Heartbeats in the Muck is a lively, accessible narrative of the animals, water quality, and habitats of the harbor. It includes captivating personal accounts of the author's explorations of its farthest and most noteworthy reaches, treating readers to an intimate environmental tour of a shad camp near the George Washington Bridge, the Arthur Kill (home of the resurgent heron colonies), the Hackensack Meadowlands, the darkness under a giant Manhattan pier, and the famously polluted Gowanus Canal. A new epilogue details some of the remarkable changes that have come upon New York Harbor in recent years. Waldman's prognosis is a good one: Ultimately, environmental awareness and action has allowed the harbor to begin cleaning itself. Although it will never regain its native biological glory, the return of oysters, herons, and a host of other creatures is an indication of New York Harbor's rebirth. This excellent, engaging introduction to the ecological issues surrounding New York Harbor will appeal to students and general readers alike. Heartbeats in the Muck is a must-read for anyone who likes probing the wilds, whether country or city, and natural history books such as Beautiful Swimmers and Mannahatta.

Heartbeat

Author : Evan Turk
ISBN : 9781481435215
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This cinematic picture book from critically acclaimed author and illustrator Evan Turk follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of compassion and hope for a brighter future. Two hearts, one song. A young whale and her mother sing together. Heartbeat. Then the mother is gone. One heart, one song. The young whale swims, alone and lonely, for days and years and decades… until one day a little girl hears her and joins her song. Together, they sing of hope for a brighter future. One world, one song, one heartbeat.

Heartbeats

Author : Shoshana Lepon
ISBN : 1568712421
Genre : Literary Collections
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Everyone has a story. In Heartbeats II: Jewish Writers at Their Best, we see more than a story. Elegant prose, touching poetry, engaging humor, and heart-wrenching accounts of real life supply the pulse of this powerful and sensitive book.

Heartbeats

Author : Abhinaya Viswanathan
ISBN : 9781642491104
Genre : Poetry
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Heartbeats! The way my heart thrums beneath my skin, Running down the streets, Desperate for a win; A promise that it's possible To survive the darkness and live in glory! Heartbeats! The way my heart flutters At the sight of you during our desperate meets, Needing us to be behind closed shutters. A promise for love and heat To push through the pain and heartbreak… Heartbeats! The way she looks at me when she smiles, The way he grasps at my hands, The way they laugh. Heartbeats! The way I sway to the music As if it was a sickness which greets Me at my deathbed.

In A Heartbeat

Author : Loretta Ellsworth
ISBN : 9780802722454
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done differently, through her still-beating heart. When fourteen-year-old Amelia learns she will be getting a heart transplant, her fear and guilt battle with her joy at this new chance at life. And afterwards when she starts to feel different-dreaming about figure skating, craving grape candy-her need to learn about her donor leads her to discover and explore Eagan's life, meeting her grieving loved ones and trying to bring the closure they all need to move on. Told in alternating viewpoints, In a Heartbeat tells the emotional and compelling story of two girls sharing one heart.

The Heartbeats Of Wing Jones

Author : Katherine Webber
ISBN : 9780399555039
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, poverty, and hope. Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not. Until the night everything changes when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. She is tormented at school for Marcus’s mistake, haunted at home by her mother and grandmothers’ grief. In addition to all this, Wing is scared that the bank is going to repossess her home because her family can’t afford Marcus’s mounting medical bills. Every night, unable to sleep, Wing finds herself sneaking out to go to the school’s empty track. When Aaron, Marcus’s best friend, sees her running one night, he recognizes that her speed, skill, and agility could get her spot on the track team. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. Wing can’t pass up the opportunity to train with her longtime crush and to help her struggling family, but can she handle being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight? "The swiftly paced story will quickly sweep up readers...[a] well-crafted, inspirational debut with plenty of heart, hope, and determination." —Booklist "A story showing how hope and love can blossom in the midst of chaos." —Publishers Weekly

Heartbeat

Author : Elizabeth Scott
ISBN : 9781460346822
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Does life go on when your heart is broken? Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief, unable to let go, unable to move forward—because her mother is, in a way, still there. She's being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her. Estranged from her stepfather and letting go of things that no longer seem important—grades, crushes, college plans—Emma has only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in her—Caleb Harrison, whose anger and loss might just match Emma's own. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death—and maybe, for love?

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