Good Morning Granny Rose

Author: Warren Ludwig
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 0399219501
Size: 18.89 MB
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Granny Rose and her old dog Henry get lost in a blizzard and share a cave with a sleepy bear.

The Art Of Salvage

Author: Bill Morgan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997404108
Size: 14.91 MB
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Poetry. Bill Morgan's debut poetry collection, THE ART OF SALVAGE, finds value—sometimes even treasure and joy—in unpromising materials. Exploring themes including sexuality and the aging body, the beautiful and jarring intricacies to be found in unlikely corners of the natural world (especially the poet's Central Illinois home), and the vein of gold running amid the quotidian, Morgan attempts "to salvage poems from the detritus of the day." But this gold is not easily reclaimed. Salvage demands the poet's trained eye to earn wisdom from loss or recoup delight from a moment's mindfulness. Morgan's poems insist on an honest reckoning and prove what we salvage is never simple or automatic: it is a tireless endeavor of body, mind, and spirit leading to hard- won rewards. "This book of poems, born of a sensibility at once keenly precise and easeful, is breathtaking. And breath- making: Bill Morgan knows how to watch intently, how to burrow in and bear down, but he also knows how to listen, how to hold, how to care—for lover, creature, flower, and finally, for self. These poems are huge of heart. Love- swollen. Generous of mind and eye. They don't merely bear witness, share, or innovate; they teach. They teach us how to live. Deeply sensual, THE ART OF SALVAGE models, in line after masterful line, the kind of communion—with other beings, with the natural world, with memory—that makes life truly meaningful. THE ART OF SALVAGE—of rescue, of reclamation—is above all else an art of healing: intimacy at its truest. This is a profoundly courageous, vulnerable, and necessary book."—Kirstin Hotelling Zona, editor, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) "In his author note, Bill Morgan says that '[a]t night..., he hunches over a keyboard and tries to salvage poems from the detritus of the day.' Well, he's salvaged a book, refurbishing a pocket watch, restoring the prairie, and bringing his father back to life, all with the quiet, natural perfection of a damaged starfish growing a new limb. These are poems with gravitas and levitas, heavy with knowledge and pain yet willing and able to fly up, singing, an exaltation of skylarks. THE ART OF SALVAGE is a book full of 'intimate gravity,' and a tough one—as he says of his lady love, 'the genuine article.'"—Kathleen Kirk, poetry editor, Escape Into Life "'Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? / Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—' If in 'To Autumn' Keats did his part to convey some of that deep, otherworldly and humane music, then in THE ART OF SALVAGE Bill Morgan does his, as well. Morgan presents us with his own landscape of loss, arrived at through the vicissitudes of aging, but he, too, explores feelingly his circumstances, and so locates surprising, vital images and makes powerful, elegiac and celebratory, music. Bend close, reader, and, darkling, listen."—Michael Theune, author of Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns "From now on, when I'm asked what I want for my birthday, I'm going to say I want Bill Morgan's gifts. I want his ability to root the mystical in the mundane, to find just the right image, the telling detail to carry the metaphor. I want his vision, his ability to see the universal in the personal and to make us all see it and feel it. I want those skills and if I can't have them, at least I can read them again and again. And I will."—Michael Cain, editor, Seventh Dream Press "Bill Morgan's poems accompany us on a journey through the rich and mysterious territory of the aging process. These poems address wisdom and tenderness, a path that those of us fortunate to live a long life will all one day have to walk. This is poetry that enlightens, that deepens our awareness of what it means to be human, and most of all, nourishes the soul."—Judith Valente, correspondent, PBS-TV and WGLT Radio

As I Lay Dying

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446485514
Size: 12.90 MB
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The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.

The Wigan Hammer

Author: Steve Taberner
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468578720
Size: 20.77 MB
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Expect the unexpected with every turn of the page, a story told from the heart unlike any other. I defy any reader not to enjoy it as you experience for yourself ‘the battle between the ring and the mind’. Steve Taberner will take you on a journey like no other, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Bev Hornby Editor & Proof Reader The Wigan Hammer is an inspiring true life story of a developing young adult who is suddenly drawn into a kickboxing career from an unusual meeting with a local fight promoter. Not only does this present a chance to fulfil some of his childhood fantasies, but also an opportunity to overcome his boyhood fears. A tough environment that will test all that men fear ‘the power of the mind’ that plunges him into a world of fighting where he doesn’t really belong.

Rewrite Your Life

Author: Jessica Lourey
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781633410510
Size: 17.28 MB
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According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. Every author calls on, crystallizes, and shades his or her life experiences to craft fiction, whether they’re writing world-bending sci fi or a thinly veiled autobiography. It is precisely those most conflict-ridden moments of our lives—the tragedies, humiliations, and terrors—that shape the best stories. But how do we select and then write our most significant story—the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives; the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jess Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources—your own emotions and experiences. This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of best-selling novels, but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level. Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.

The Way Of Letting Go

Author: Wilma Derksen
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780310348245
Size: 19.51 MB
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Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma Derksen, letting go of the 15 misconceptions about grief led her back to hope. In this book she tells how you can do the same. Wilma’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Wilma now shares her choices to “let go” of heartbreak, which gave her the courage to navigate through the dark waters of sorrow. Like Wilma, maybe your heartbreak forced you to retreat from happy expectations, of believing that life is fair, of finding closure for every circumstance. She encourages patiently: let go of the happy ending, let go of perfect justice, let go of fear, and let go of closure. Wilma's wisdom will help you overcome your broken heart, and her advice will enable you to break free of pain to live a life of true joy.

Alive Whole Amputation

Author: Dee Malchow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539012344
Size: 12.45 MB
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Losing a limb will impact every aspect of a person's life. This book describes the emotional process that a person may experience in adjusting to limb loss. Based on the author's own story and professional experience, it also includes input from many other amputees. Dee Malchow is an amputation nurse specialist who underwent a below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident. Since then Dee has interacted with over 3000 amputees through her job, skiing, soccer, mission work in Sierra Leone, and prosthetic research. She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing at the University of Washington. Dee is married to Jim Malchow and lives north of Seattle, Washington. They have two grown married children who have provided them with eight delightful grandchildren. See more at http: //deemalchow.weebly.com "Dee Malchow, RN writes with wisdom, emotion and incredible insight. Her book, based on her own experience, and in providing care and support to thousands of others with limb loss, provides help and guidance to those with amputation. As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has worked closely with Dee over the years, I continue to learn from her about how individuals cope, heal, struggle, and succeed. She has certainly taught me more than anyone else about being 'Alive and Whole.'" Douglas G Smith, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington