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By Joanna Lilley. 2014
Yukon-based, UK-born Joanna Lilley’s first book of poems is a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various… relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, these poems embrace the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate. c2014.
By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic… to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By Georgia Witkin. 2000
Explains how women experience stress differently from men and provides techniques and problem-solving skills to reduce it. Includes examples of… dealing with family life (including teenagers and mates), common work problems, sexual difficulties, and aging - along with other unavoidable everyday tensions. 2000.
By John Henry Newman. 2009
By Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or… relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
By Coleman Barks, Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi. 1995
Contemporary translation of spiritual poetry by the Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). These poems were created during Rumi's work with… a dervish learning community that was "exploring the mystery of union with the divine." Includes sex. 1995. Uniform title: Selections.
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Lynn Crosbie. 2017
A sustained, confessional new collection of poems that tells the story of Crosbie's father’s battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness,… following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet’s conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book’s title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author’s attempts to understand her father’s distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the “negative capability” required of readers of poetry. 2017.
By Christopher L Kukk. 2017
Recent science shows that to achieve durable success, we need to be more than just achievers; we need to be… compassionate achievers. New research in biology, neuroscience, and economics have found that compassion--recognizing a problem or caring about another's pain and making a commitment to help--not only improves others' lives; it can transform our own. Reveals the profound benefits of practicing compassion including more constructive relationships, improved intelligence, and increased resiliency. To help us achieve these benefits, Kukk, the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, shares his unique 4-step program for cultivating compassion. Kukk makes clear that practicing compassion isn't about being a martyr or a paragon of virtue; it's about rejecting rage and indifference and choosing instead to be a thoughtful, caring problem-solver. He identifies the skills every compassionate achiever should master--listening, understanding, connecting, and acting--and outlines how to develop each. 2017.
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
By Elaine Aron. 2004
An indepth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. Through self-assessment tests and techniques, Aron shows listeners how to identify their… own personality traits. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety. 2004.
By Gary Zukav, Linda Francis. 2002
Although developing emotional awareness is challenging and difficult because it requires becoming aware of our buried emotional pain, it is… also enormously rewarding. This text shows us how to free ourselves from our compulsions, fixations, obsessions and addictions - such as anger, workaholism, obsessive eating, alcohol and drug abuse - that prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. 2002.
Author's personal reflections on a monthly plan to improve her quality of life by the end of one year. Analyzes… missteps, challenges, and successes in reaching her goals and shares the often unexpected lessons she learned. Bestsellers. c2009.
By Ashis Gupta. 2007
Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, this book is less about Clarence Thomas than it is… about the devastating reign of the Bush administration. The central idea of the book is: ‘War is an Evil product of Evil/Hypocritical Minds’. The ‘Chorus of the Homeless’ occupies a central role in the poem, performing a function much like the Chorus in Greek Tragedies, providing a reasonably objective commentary. In a sense, the central story is a tragedy too – George Bush is a tragic figure. And, towards the end, he is conceived as a tragic hero, a Samson-like figure who pulls down the temple over his head to crush the Philistines. 2007.
By Robin S Sharma. 2006
Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around us -… if we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life. 2006.
By Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the… top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.