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By Jillian Roberts. 2018
On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In… age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.
By Elisabeth De Fontenay. 2018
Cinquante textes brefs de la philosophe sur son frère, autiste. Elle tente de mettre des mots sur ce qu'a été… sa vie et partage les réflexions que son handicap a suscitées chez elle
By John Sykes. 2018
God and Self in the Confessional Novel explores the question what happened to the theological practice of confession when… it entered the modern novel Beginning with the premise that guilt remains a universal human concern this book considers confession via the classic confessional texts of Augustine and Rousseau Employing this framework John D Sykes Jr examines Goethe s The Sorrows of Young Werther Dostoevsky s Notes from Underground Percy s Lancelot and McEwan s Atonement to investigate the evolution of confession and guilt in literature from the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century
By Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1982
Contains a selection from the essays Johnson published twice weekly as The Rambler in the early 1750s … P P It was here that he first created the literary character and forged the distinctive prose style that established him as a public figure P This volume also includes Johnson s essays from the periodicals The Adventurer and The Idler
By Sergio Chejfec, Enrique Vila-Matas, Margaret Carson. 2008
An extraordinary meditation on experience writing and space My Two Worlds is about a writer lost in… an unfamiliar Brazilian city searching for a park Struggling to match the two-dimensional map with reality and disturbed by the bad reviews his new book is receiving he begins to see his thoughts reflections and memories mirrored in the landscape and its inhabitants
By Roland Merullo. 2016
We like Otto find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche s gentle instruction in the simple… but terribly difficult art of letting go living each moment to the fullest seeing the sacred in the everyday This brave meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature Kirkus Reviews starred review If life is a journey--with detours paths from which to choose and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime The first fifty or so years of his journey were pretty good He felt that he had it all until one day he didn t Looking for answers he calls on his brother-in-law Volya Rinpoche a wise man and spiritual leader A man who accepts the world as it comes to him a man without pride or vanity Someone who as it turns out is experiencing his own time of doubt So in hopes of finding answers to life s mysteries the two embark on a journey through America a road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting Booklist Otto is such a full human which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences In the end we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddha Spirituality and Practice Merullo masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment The novel is full of nuanced thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series Publishers Weekly
By Juana Inés Dehesa, Andrés Acosta, Jaima Alfonso Sandoval, M. B. Brozon. 2018
Cuatro cuentos dolorosamente necesarios Cuatro historias y un solo problema tan cercano que a veces no alcanzamos… a distinguirlo con claridad Cuatro destacados escritores mexicanos unen sus talentos para darle una nueva perspectiva a un tipo de violencia que se ha vuelto parte de la realidad que nos toca vivir Juana In s Dehesa M nica B Brozon Jaime Alfonso Sandoval y Andr s Acosta tejen sus historias a lo largo de este volumen haci ndonos voltear hacia el bullying cibern tico el acoso en la escuela la violencia de g nero y la falta de tolerancia a quienes piensan diferente
By André Alexis. 2014
There were plans for an official welcome. It was to take place the following Sunday. But those who came to… the rectory on Father Pennant's second day were the ones who could not resist seeing him sooner. Here was the man to whom they would confess the darkest things. It was important to feel him out. Mrs. Young, for instance, after she had watched him eat a piece of her macaroni pie, quietly asked what he thought of adultery. André Alexis brings a modern sensibility and a new liveliness to an age-old genre, the pastoral. For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it is sleepily bucolic - too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. But things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiancé doesn't want to choose between Liz and his more worldly lover Jane, or for Father Pennant himself, whose faith is profoundly shaken by the miracles he witnesses - a mayor walking on water, intelligent gypsy moths and a talking sheep.
By Deepak Chopra. 2015
Deepak Chopra ofrece a sus lectores la inspiradora novela que recrea la vida de Buda un joven heredero que… lo abandona todo para seguir el camino de la iluminaci n The New York Times Bestseller Buda es una figura sin igual en el mundo En este libro Deepak Chopra nos narra la vida de este personaje absolutamente fuera de lo com n que siendo heredero de un gran reino y acostumbrado a vivir entre lujos y caprichos decide abandonar su hogar cuando es todav a muy joven para explorar el mundo Despu s de consagrarse al rezo y a la meditaci n y de ayudar a los pobres y enfermos descubre un d a que su cuerpo y su mente se han liberado de las pasiones terrenales para convertirse en Buda el iluminado Ha alcanzado el nirvana un estado superior de la mente que le permite estar en paz consigo mismo y con el mundo exterior A partir de este momento Buda dedicar su vida a difundirsu doctrina y ense ar el budismo religi n que no deja de sumar adeptos en todo el mundo La cr tica ha opinado Chopra retrata con sencillez el conflicto interno natural que sufre todo aquel que va en busca de la sabidur a espiritual y la transformaci n -Publishers Weekly-
By Sergio Chejfec, Heather Cleary. 1999
When he reads about a mysterious explosion, the narrator's thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend, M, who was abducted… during a spasm of political violence in Buenos Aires in the early 1970s. He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion, and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes.
By Rafe Martin, Gene Reeves. 2010
Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the… Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are among the most fascinating and dramatic. In this fun, engaging, and plain-English book, Gene Reeves-the translator of Wisdom's critically acclaimed and bestselling edition of the Lotus Sutra-presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. The Stories of the Lotus Sutra is the perfect companion to Reeve's breathtaking translation of this scriptural masterpiece as well as a thoroughly enjoyable stand-alone volume for those who want to bring the inspiring teachings of the bodhisattva path into their daily lives.
By John Freeman. 2015
Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America—including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector… Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies, it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives. In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world’s most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.
By F.W. vom Scheidt. 2009
How much money is too much? And how fast is too fast in life? Investment star Paris Smith steps onto… the top rungs of the corporate ladder, only to discover he is caught between his need for fulfillment and his need for understanding, between his drive for power and his inability to cope with his growing emptiness where there was once love. When his wife disappears from the core of his life, Smith’s loneliness and sense of disconnection threaten to overwhelm him. When he tries to compensate by losing himself in his work, he stumbles off the treadmill of his own success, and is entangled in the web of a fraudulent bond deal that threatens to derail his career and his life. Forced to put his personal life on hold while he travels non-stop between Toronto, Singapore, and Bangkok to salvage his career, the embattled financier is deprived of the time and space he needs to mourn the absence of his wife and to objectively assess his future options. In the heat, turmoil and fast money of Southeast Asia half a world from home and half a life from his last remembered smile Paris Smith finds duplicity, comradeship, and power. He also finds a special woman who might heal his heart. The gripping tale is told by a talented new author, F.W. vom Scheidt, who has confidently crafted a fast-paced, highly readable novel. His details are fascinating. His characters are real and not easily forgotten.
By Jimmy Breslin. 2012
A Catholic priest sets his sights on sin's frontline: New York CityFather D'Arcy Cosgrove honed his special talents during a… mission to Africa, where he ministered to locals about the dangers of sex. To Cosgrove, sex is a menace to societies all across the world, with no country more stricken than the United States. And so, to fight his war on impropriety, Cosgrove moves to New York City, a place he believes is rotten with lust. Cosgrove and his lieutenant--a towering African named Great Big--land in the wilds of an impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood, not far from the site of a heinous hate crime. There the two crusaders start their assault on immorality, where their attacks always land below the belt. They're determined to save New York--as long as it doesn't corrupt them first. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Scarlett Thomas. 2006
A cursed book. A missing professor. Some nefarious men in gray suits. And a dreamworld called the Troposphere? Ariel Manto… has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists--especially Thomas Lumas and The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between. Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y's footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere--a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination? With The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas brings us another fast-paced mix of popular culture, love, mystery, and irresistible philosophical adventure.
Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial… of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informativean unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the Twentieth Century. This edition includes an introduction by Amos Elon. .
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2008
Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful… misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor's stories in Fearless Warriors are a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation of humanity unlike anything else in fiction.
By Martha Ronk. 2008
Glass Grapes and Other Stories is the first full-length collection of short stories by distinguished poet and fiction writer Martha… Ronk. Ronk's work has garnered critical accolades and numerous awards, including, most recently, a 2005 PEN USA Award in poetry, a 2007 NEA Fellowship, and a 2007 National Poetry Series Award. Glass Grapes is a collection of short, experimental stories, usually dominated by an object imbued with fetishistic qualities by an obsessive, self-involved narrator. The language of these stories is repetitive, provocative, imagistic, occasionally comic, and unnerving. Ronk's fiction moves with the same grace, beauty, and attention to language as her most accomplished poetry.
By Craig Morgan Teicher. 2010
Timeless yet timely and hopeful with a dark underbelly, these fables revive a tradition running from Aesop to W.S. Merwin.… With a poet's mastery, Craig Morgan Teicher creates strange worlds populated by animals fated for disaster and the people who interact with them, or simply act like them, including a very sad boy who wishes he had been raised by wolves. There are also a handful of badly behaving gods, a talking tree, and a shape-shifting room.Craig Morgan Teicher is poetry editor of Publishers Weekly and a vice president on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
By Sergio Chejfec, Heather Cleary. 2000
Opening with the presently shut-in narrator reminiscing about a past relationship with Delia, a young factory worker, The Dark employs… Chejfec's signature style with an emphasis on the geography and motion of the mind, to recount the time the narrator spent with this multifaceted, yet somewhat absent, woman. The Dark is the most captivating example of Chejfec's unique narrative approach.