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By Jonathan Jiménez. 2022
¿Qué es la mediumnidad? ¿Qué es un médium? ¿Es posible que las almas de quienes ya no están en este…plano se comuniquen con nosotros? ¿Cómo leer esas señales y percibir su presencia? Esta es la historia de un joven que, desde muy temprana edad, comenzó a intuir la presencia de seres que ya no están en este plano: voces, sombras, figuras humanas, palabras y hasta olores. Al principio, eso significó desconcierto y miedo, la perplejidad frente a una experiencia para la que no tenía palabras. Pero con tiempo y entrega, Jonathan Jiménez consiguió organizar esa información que percibía, "ponerle límites" y así entablar una conversación cuando él estuviera listo y de la manera que él lo requería. A partir de un relato íntimo que aborda los primeros encuentros, su camino de aceptación y entendimiento de la mediumnidad y, más adelante, las sesiones con quienes atraviesan un duelo, el autor nos revela la misión principal de las almas y una historia de vida emotiva, honesta y también extraña. La de una persona con el don peculiar de ser médium, que lejos de inquietar al lector, le llevará consuelo, desahogo y lo guiará para seguir adelante en paz, con la certeza de que las almas no se van, están entre nosotros y el amor nunca muere.
By Melissa Dalton-Bradford. 2014
After experiencing the loss of her first-born son, Melissa Dalton-Bradford thrust herself into literature searching for those who have experienced…similar, devastating loss. What she found was comfort and guidance to help her overcome the pain of losing a loved one and the faith to face her own life without him. In On Loss and Living Onward, she has compiled the best resources that will guide the living through the process of grief. Superbly written essays by author and bereaved mother accompany each of five sections: Life at Death; Love at Death; Living After Death; Learning From Death; Life, Love, and Light Over Death. Quotes are from across history, geography and the philosophical spectrum. A substantial bibliography and suggested readings list is included.
By William Reichel, David John Doukas. 2007
Physicians offer advice on making and communicating medical and legal decisions concerning end-of-life care. Uses a question-and-answer format to explain…proxies, advance directives, living wills, and the Patient Self-Determination Act. Emphasizes the connection between values and treatment preferences. Includes resources and web sites for obtaining legal forms. 2007
By Charlotte Hays, Gayden Metcalfe. 2005
Hostesses' suggestions for arranging an authentic Southern funeral that both respects the dead and flatters the survivors. Answers such questions…as "Can you be properly buried without tomato aspic?" Includes dozens of recipes as well as tips on music and flower selection. 2005
By Christopher Sorrentino. 2021
A wrenching debut memoir of familial grief by a National Book Award finalist—and a defining account of what it means…to love and lose a difficult parent, for readers of Joan Didion and Dani Shapiro. <p><p> When Christopher Sorrentino's mother died in 2017, it marked the end of a journey that had begun eighty years earlier in the South Bronx. Victoria's life took her to the heart of New York's vibrant mid-century downtown artistic scene, to the sedate campus of Stanford, and finally back to Brooklyn—a journey witnessed by a son who watched, helpless, as she grew more and more isolated, distancing herself from everyone and everything she'd ever loved. <p><p> In examining the mystery of his mother's life, from her dysfunctional marriage to his heedless father, the writer Gilbert Sorrentino, to her ultimate withdrawal from the world, Christopher excavates his own memories and family folklore in an effort to discover her dreams, understand her disappointments, and peel back the ways in which she seemed forever trapped between two identities: the Puerto Rican girl identified on her birth certificate as Black, and the white woman she had seemingly decided to become. Meanwhile Christopher experiences his own transformation, emerging from under his father's shadow and his mother's thumb to establish his identity as a writer and individual—one who would soon make his own missteps and mistakes. <p><p> Unfolding against the captivating backdrop of a vanished New York, a city of cheap bohemian enclaves and a thriving avant-garde—a dangerous, decaying, but liberated and potentially liberating place—Now Beacon, Now Sea is a matchless portrait of the beautiful, painful messiness of life, and the transformative power of even conflicted grief.
By Mary Moreland. 2022
One woman shares her emotional experience navigating her parents&’ declining health, culminating in her mother&’s years-long struggle with Alzheimer&’s. Mary…Moreland details her journey through the stages of grief as she comes to terms with her father&’s death, followed by her mother&’s Alzheimer&’s diagnosis. As her mother&’s disease progresses over eight years, Mary walks readers through the earliest phase and all the way to her mother&’s deathbed. She provides insightful advice on grieving and caring for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer&’s, alongside her own story of loss.
By Annie Lord. 2022
Fierce, funny and raw, this unflinchingly honest exploration of heartbreak is so much more than a book about one single…break-up'Arresting and vivid, raw and breathtaking...told with stunning originality.' Dolly Alderton 'Painful while it sloughs away the dead romantic ideals, leaving you cleansed, reborn and gorgeously satisfied.' Pandora Sykes 'A beautiful tender messy brilliant generous open-hearted book.' Emma Gannon This is a love story told in reverse. It's about the best and worst of love: the euphoric and the painful. The beautiful and the messy. Reeling from a broken heart, Annie Lord revisits the past - from the moment she first fell in love, the shared in-jokes and intertwining of a long-term relationship, to the months that saw the slow erosion of a bond five years in the making. It is an unflinchingly honest reminder of the simultaneous joy and pain of being in love that will resonate with anyone that has ever nursed a broken heart. 'An electrifying debut.' Caroline O'Donoghue 'Annie Lord tells us a story at once both specific and universal.' Shon Faye
By Irvin D. Yalom. 2008
Psychiatrist and author of Love's Executioner (RC 30621) offers anecdotes and methods, from his personal experience and clinical work, for…dealing with anxieties about death. Encourages readers to transcend fear and find fulfillment by confronting one's own mortality, communicating more deeply with loved ones, and appreciating life's beauty. 2008
By Leslie Ghiglieri. 2022
A family tragedy propels this gripping true crime debut as a mother searches for answers in the shocking murder of…her husband—and conviction of her son.In the early morning of October 18, 1986, Cherie Wier’s life collapses when her teenage son takes the life of her beloved husband. For years, Cherie grapples with events preceding and following the crime, struggling to overcome the consuming grief she suffers from her loss and the difficulty she faces as she attempts to forgive her son. The courtroom accounts of gruesome details and the shocking testimonies from experts, only add to Cherie’s yearning to make sense of the crime. She is tormented, wanting to know how and WHY this tragedy happened and if there was anything she could have done to prevent it . . .
By Helen, Will, Tom Leonard, Lisa, Kim, Rebecca, Martin, Ellen, Alison, Faith, Tim Callen, Chloe, Rachel Clarke, Sasha, Steph, Karl Knights, Saijal, Bridget Hamilton, Lottie Hawkins, Gavin Breen, Henry Hodges, Anna Kate Blair, Adelana Luken, Anne Marie, Molly Lloyd, Kate Dickinson, Jermaine Omoregie, Phil Hargreaves, Tulasi Das, Etain, Amy Burnside, Kylie Noble, Jerena, Milly Stubbs, Kerrie Bridges, Eloïse, Jessi Parrott, Shirin Shah, Chanelle, Lily Grace Blank, Ryan Davies, Lucy E. Wakefield, Nic Norton, Henika Patel, Joel Baker, Francesca Hopkins, Ali Pritchard, Abbie Mitchell, Fred-Garratt-Stanley, Megan Abernethy-Hope, Marie-Teresa Hanna, Eilish. 2022
Welcome to the club you never wanted to join. When someone you love dies, it may seem impossible to know…what will happen next and how you will cope. Losing someone in early adulthood, you may feel even more alone, when no-one around you seems to have had the same experience. Our letters don't have all the answers, but they do have some - because we've been through it ourselves. Some of us have written to ourselves back on that first day of grief, with the reassurance that we will get through those awful first months. Others share snippets from our grief journeys - from the experience of therapy, to the power of getting creative. Encompassing all types of loss, these stories show that there is no one way to grieve. They talk honestly about grief - the sad, the bad, and the surprisingly beautiful. Welcome to the Grief Club, we're so glad you've found us.
By James Van Praagh. 2008
Spiritual medium Van Praagh, cocreator of television's The Ghost Whisperer and author of Reaching to Heaven (DB 48403), posits that…spirits, though dead, are a part of everyone's daily life. Describes the influence ghosts have had on him and others and provides techniques and meditations to facilitate contact. Bestseller. 2008
By Jim Sheeler. 2008
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sheeler recounts the two years he spent shadowing marine major Steve Beck, an officer whose job is…to notify the families of fallen soldiers. Sheeler portrays the lives of the deceased, Beck's efforts to comfort the grieving relatives, and the toll on surviving kin. 2008
By David Rieff. 2010
Susan Sontag's son discusses her fatal leukemia in 2004 at age seventy-one and refusal to accept impending death. Relates their…exploration of treatments to give hope of survival to Sontag, who wrote Illness as Metaphor (DB 50695) while dealing with breast cancer decades earlier and later battled uterine cancer. 2008
By Julian Barnes. 2008
British novelist and self-declared agnostic muses on mortality. Stating that this book is not an autobiography, Julian Barnes examines his…parents' attitudes about death, as well as those of philosophers, scientists, and writers, and compares them with his own. 2008
By Karen Salmansohn. 2007
Self-help author provides lessons and tools to use when experiencing what she calls a vortex--a period of time when everything…seems to go wrong. Seventy-five tips, such as "know your weak times in a week" and "walk yourself out of that bad mood," are coupled with bounce-back assignments. 2007
By Christopher Buckley. 2009
Novelist and only child Christopher Buckley writes of the emotional turmoil of losing his parents--iconic conservative writer William F. Buckley…and socialite Patricia Taylor Buckley--who died within ten months of each other. Recounts the events of that last year and pays tribute to his parents' strong personalities. Bestseller. 2009
By Valerie G. Derry. 2022
For those who lose loved ones to diseases like cancer or to accidents and other sudden bereavement, there is a…need for self-help and deep thought. We may not always have access to others for support – it’s wonderful if you do, but even the closest family members or health professionals can’t be available to you twenty-four seven. Dealing with death is a frustrating and exhausting experience. In January 2018, my sons lost their father to cirrhosis of the liver. A year later, my younger son was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) which took his life and another year on, my eldest sister is battling stage IV breast cancer. I can safely say that I am familiar with the face of death. This is a personal account of things that can happen, things that might happen and things that will happen in the fight for life that you undertake on behalf of a loved one who can’t battle for themselves. It is not aimed at helping people who lose someone suddenly – that terrible shock is an experience possibly needing some different tactics to these – but some of the processes here might be of help. I hope that in reading this self-help guide, the personal accounts here can help some of you who are struggling with events and people that may seem surreal. Writing down our experiences is therapy in itself and even if you don’t like expressing your feelings in words, doing so can bring healing and a measure of peace.
By Deborah Ellis. 2009
Refugees of the American war in Iraq who are ages eight to nineteen recount growing up with bombings, violence, death,…close calls, constant fear, hunger, and loss of family, home, and schooling. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2009
By Phyllis R. Silverman, Madelyn Kelly. 2009
Combining clinical research and personal interviews, the authors offer a guidebook for parents whose children have experienced the death of…a loved one. Discusses the grieving process for both children and adults, taking into account different developmental stages, and emphasizes the importance of social support. 2009
By Naja Marie Aidt. 2019
"I raise my glass to my eldest son. His pregnant wife and daughter are sleeping above us. Outside, the March…evening is cold and clear. 'To life!' I say as the glasses clink with a delicate and pleasing sound. My mother says something to the dog. Then the phone rings. We don't answer it. Who could be calling so late on a Saturday evening?" In March 2015, Naja Marie Aidt's 25-year-old son, Carl, died in a tragic accident. When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back is about losing a child. It is about formulating a vocabulary to express the deepest kind of pain. And it's about finding a way to write about a reality invaded by grief, lessened by loss. Faced with the sudden emptiness of language, Naja finds solace in the anguish of Joan Didion, Nick Cave, C.S. Lewis, Mallarmé, Plato and other writers who have suffered the deadening impact of loss. Their torment suffuses with her own as Naja wrestles with words and contests their capacity to speak for the depths of her sorrow. This palimpsest of mourning enables Naja to turn over the pathetic, precious transience of existence and articulates her greatest fear: to forget. The insistent compulsion to reconstruct the harrowing aftermath of Carl's death keeps him painfully present, while fragmented memories, journal entries and poetry inch her closer to piecing Carl's life together. Intensely moving and quietly devastating, this is what is it to be a family, what it is to love and lose, and what it is to treasure life in spite of death's indomitable resolve.(P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited