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Strength In What Remains

Author : Tracy Kidder
ISBN : 1588368513
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian

Battered Tattered But Not Shattered

Author : Marie A. Abanga
ISBN : 1502912147
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"Battered, Tattered and Shattered is a real life, raw look at how powerful the human spirit is. This book is sure to inspire anyone who is looking to bounce back from life's biggest hits." - Jeffrey I. Moore USA - Educator, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker In her book "Battered, Tattered but not Shattered" Marie A. Abanga share her personal story of a woman on a journey to "find herself." She shares her doubts and fears in her quest to "free" herself from a past to a future she is designing. Marie talks about the domestic violence she endured and how she may have played a role in the abuse. Her story is sad, heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful. Nancy Salamone USA - Founder & CEO The Business of Me, Author "Victory Over Violence" I have this mantra, about life giving us lessons. I state that I refuse to sit down and take notes. No I go, I learn walking. And though I falter and even stumble, I fight not to fall. But, to be honest, I have lost several of those fights; fallen big time. The saving graze has been in my falling looking up, from whence I derived the energy to rise up and keep walking. This is how I have come to realize that although I be battered in and by life; and may even look so tattered, my spirit is not shattered. I have and still continue to find the strength in what remains. Dear readers, here comes another memoir of mine with the usual goal of inspiring and motivating us all. I know there are cases, yes very difficult cases where melancholia and all other disorders and mental challenges make and leave it nearly impossible to find any strength. But to the general, I suggest that it is possible. I am a citizen of both worlds. The 'normies' and the 'challenged'. I refuse to think either label makes survival, failure or even thriving automatic. May this memoir of mine therefore make a goodread. Marie Abanga, Belgium

What Remains

Author : Philip Leslie
ISBN : 9781909375109
Genre : Fiction
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In 1980 four friends finish their a-levels and set out on a camping trip, a last hurrah before they split up for university, jobs and the real world. Paul, Janet, Nathan and Charlie all have dreams of how their lives will turn out. Paul is off to train as a teacher, Nathan to start work in a bank, Charlie to study archeology and Janet, well Janet's going to be a musician. But Paul has a secret. He's been dabbling in magic, and as the trip tests friendships and tempers begin to flare he casts his spells. Thirty years later nobody's life has turned out the way they planned and the friends have drifted apart. That is, until a drunken phone call sets in motion a chain of events leading Paul to revisit that summer under canvas and confront not just the choices he made but the impact they had. A little magic, it seems, can be a dangerous thing.

Good Prose

Author : Tracy Kidder
ISBN : 9780679604723
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him. From that article grew a lifelong association. Before long, Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, the first book the two worked on together, had won the Pulitzer Prize. It was a heady moment, but for Kidder and Todd it was only the beginning of an education in the art of nonfiction. Good Prose explores three major nonfiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Kidder and Todd draw candidly, sometimes comically, on their own experience—their mistakes as well as accomplishments—to demonstrate the pragmatic ways in which creative problems get solved. They also turn to the works of a wide range of writers, novelists as well as nonfiction writers, for models and instruction. They talk about narrative strategies (and about how to find a story, sometimes in surprising places), about the ethical challenges of nonfiction, and about the realities of making a living as a writer. They offer some tart and emphatic opinions on the current state of language. And they take a clear stand against playing loose with the facts. Their advice is always grounded in the practical world of writing and publishing. Good Prose—like Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style—is a succinct, authoritative, and entertaining arbiter of standards in contemporary writing, offering guidance for the professional writer and the beginner alike. This wise and useful book is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to read good books and longs to write one. Praise for Good Prose “Smart, lucid, and entertaining.”—The Boston Globe “You are in such good company—congenial, ironic, a bit old-school—that you’re happy to follow [Kidder and Todd] where they lead you.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] well-structured, to-the-point, genuinely useful, and fun-to-read guide to writing narrative nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.”—Booklist “A gem . . . The finer points of creative nonfiction are molded into an inspiring read that will affect the would-be writer as much as Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird or Stephen King’s On Writing. . . . This is a must read for nonfiction writers.”—Library Journal “As approachable and applicable as any writing manual available.”—Associated Press

Among Schoolchildren

Author : Tracy Kidder
ISBN : UOM:39015021484988
Genre : Education
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Chronicles the dedication and perseverance of fifth-grade teacher Chris Zajac of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in her effort to educate the economically and emotionally deprived urban children in her classroom

Subterranean Kerouac

Author : Ellis Amburn
ISBN : 9781466821316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing upon original interviews and his own relationship with Kerouac, Ellis Amburn reveals an inner man who has not appeared in any previous biography-a man torn by his conflicting desires and beliefs. Subterranean Kerouac has been singled out as one of the most significant biographies to appear in years, and it shows how Kerouac struggled throughout his life with poverty, alcoholism, and his doubts about his own lifestyle of substance abuse, indolence, and promiscuity.

The Oxford Handbook Of William Wordsworth

Author : Richard Gravil
ISBN : 9780191019654
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

Author S Pen And Actor S Voice

Author : Robert Weimann
ISBN : 0521787351
Genre : Drama
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Redefines the relationship between writing and performance in Shakespeare's theatre.


Author : Nancy Thayer
ISBN : 9780553391114
Genre : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer comes a dazzling portrait of a young woman whose passion and ambition drive her to a fateful choice. Now available for the first time as an eBook! Catherine Eliot was born to a world of privilege and prestige, with a family whose last name and vast fortune provide her with access to almost anything she could wish for. But what Catherine craves most is independence. So while her friends settle into comfortable lives financed by doting parents and indulgent husbands, she moves to New York City, determined to make it on her own. Taking a demanding job in a bustling flower shop, she works hard and learns the trade until, with courage and determination, she’s able to open Blooms, an exclusive floral boutique on the fashionable Upper East Side. Jetting from Manhattan’s flower district to elegant East Hampton, from England’s gorgeous countryside to Holland’s world-famous flower auctions, Catherine is at the height of her career. But before she can bask in her hard-won success, her brother’s desperate actions endanger her business. Meanwhile, while romanced by a charming Boston lawyer who whisks her off to Paris, Catherine also finds herself powerfully drawn to a secretive foreigner who takes her breath away. The question remains whether Catherine can confront her own demons to achieve the life she’s long desired. Includes a captivating preview of Nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters! Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books.”—The Star-Ledger “Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”—Elin Hilderbrand “Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”—Houston Chronicle “One of my favorite writers.”—Susan Wiggs “Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”—The Miami Herald “Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”—Dorothea Benton Frank

Upland Britain

Author : Margaret Atherden
ISBN : 0719034930
Genre : Great Britain
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A plea for the conservation of areas in Great Britain: not only those that preserve ecologies going back to the end of the Ice Age, but also some that, while resulting from human intervention, have become traditional. Explains the evolution and the current state of the landscape and the flora and fauna. Well illustrated. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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