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Joy Enough A Memoir

Author : Sarah McColl
ISBN : 9781631494710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother’s image. Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes—lipstick applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked—McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children. Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. With candor reminiscent of classics like C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Joy Enough offers a story that blooms with life.

The Works Of John Donne With A Memoir By H Alford

Author : John Donne
ISBN : OXFORD:590308931
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Call The Midwife

Author : Jennifer Worth
ISBN : 9781101614402
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, Call the Midwife is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Works With A Memoir Of Her Life By Her Sister

Author : Felicia-Dorothea born Browne Hemans
ISBN : ONB:+Z167013101
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Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Томас Джефферсон
ISBN : 9785041240035
Genre : Fiction
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Memoir Of Elder John Peak

Author : John Peak
ISBN : PRNC:32101072330523
Genre : Baptists
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It appears to me a difficult task for an old man to write a faithful impartial history of his own life. It is truly delightful to speak of the riches of divine grace in which I have been led to hope, of the consolations of Christ, the comforts of love, and fellowship of the Spirit. It is cheering to the believer, to contemplate the glories of the Son of God, his attributes, offices, work of redemption, intercession, promises, &c.; but I have nothing good to say of myself. If I proceed to mention some things which I have experienced of the good hand of God, upon me, and his blessing granted to give my feeble ministry success, I wish no one to entertain the thought that it is my object to set forth myself as an example to others, for I wish no one to live such a life; to say the least, in every thing I have come short, and in many things offended. - Preface.

The Widower S Notebook

Author : Jonathan Santlofer
ISBN : 9780525504443
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. "This is deeply moving ... beautifully written and modulated, with a dollop of droll, black humor. It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind."--Joyce Carol Oates On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had--writing, social engagements, and working on his art--but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even his to beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself. As Jonathan grieves and heals, he tries to unravel what happened to Joy, a journey that will take him nearly two years.

Looks Easy Enough

Author : Scott Stevenson
ISBN : 0984281002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks Easy Enough is a work of narrative non-fiction recounting a four-year period in the author's life where, at the age of forty-six, he married for the first time, retired, and moved with his wife to a small mountain town to live the simple life. Instead, he finds himself supporting his wife through cancer, helping his sister through a messy four-year divorce, watches his house turn to ash in California's largest recorded forest fire, and loses his retirement money in the biggest market crash since the Great Depression -- yet he comes out smiling. The title, Looks Easy Enough, is the author's general attitude toward life's many processes. It is also intended as an empowering affirmation to inspire readers with the confidence that they, too, can tackle even the most disheartening of life's challenges and land on their feet.

The Inheritance Of Shame

Author : Peter Gajdics
ISBN : 1941932088
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Inheritance of Shame is the true story of author Peter Gajdics' six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to -cure- him of his homosexuality. Virtually imprisoned in a cult-like therapeutic house called the Styx with other heavily medicated psychiatric patients, they were all under the total authority of a violent, dominating, rogue psychiatrist named -Dr. Alfonzo.- Their treatment devolved into intense primal scream therapy, weekly injections of Ketamine Hydrochloride (a dissociate drug most commonly used as an animal anesthetic) and constant pressure to abandon their birth parents and form unquestioning bonds with surrogate parents - Alfonzo, as -daddy, - and a woman hired to act and nurture them as a new -mommy.- They learned not to question Alfonzo, and to prove their loyalty by complete obedience and unpaid servitude. The Inheritance of Shame details Gajdics' recovery and somewhat successful attempt to seek legal recourse, juxtaposed against his parents' histories of trauma: his mother's incarceration and escape from a communist concentration camp in post-World War II Yugoslavia, and his father's upbringing as an orphan in war-torn Hungary. Though culturally and politically dissimilar, the emotional undercurrents of each of their narratives converge at key moments throughout the memoir.

The Attic

Author : Guanlong Cao
ISBN : 0520917448
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Novelist Guanlong Cao's autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a rare glimpse into daily life during the forty turbulent years following the Communist Revolution. Forced to the bottom of Chinese society as "class enemies," Cao's family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic. The details of their day-to-day existence—the endless quest for enough food, its preparation, Cao's schooling and friends, the stirrings of sexual desire, his dreams and fantasies—are brought brilliantly to life in spare yet evocative prose. The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard—for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.

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