FROM THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN At the dawn of the 1920s, Rosie and Daniel move to Ceylon with their small daughter to start a new life, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War – and its effects on their marriage – behind them. Back in England, Rosie's sisters are dealing with impossible challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and they find themselves taking unconventional means to achieve what they want. Around them the world changes, and events in Germany take a dark and forbidding turn. And soon there is no going back . . .
A revolutionary new approach to a happier, healthier life
Author: Andrew J. Bernstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
Where does stress come from? For more than half a century, we've been told it comes from 'adverse external influences', that it's a by-product of our ancestors' fight-or-flight response, and that because life on earth has changed radically, stress is inevitable today. All of this, according to Andrew Bernstein, is wrong. In The End of Stress, he shows you exactly why it's wrong. He takes readers back to the 1930s, pointing out a fundamental error in how the stress concept was initially formulated, and how this mistaken formula has resulted in people relying on inefficient tools such as relaxation and positive thinking. Bernstein then reveals the truth about where stress comes from and introduces a 7-step process that transforms common challenges - including relationships, money, success, weight loss, heartbreak, uncertainty, interpersonal conflict and the loss of a loved one. The End of Stress offers a complete re-education in the nature of negative emotions, training readers in how to transform any issue - at home, at school, at work - in order to live happier, healthier lives.
When confronted by his release from the mental ward, Marcus has to face the reality that he has changed and that the life he left behind isn’t the one he is going back to. Before he can leave, though, he meets Victoria. She is everything he’s never going to be or have, and she doesn’t belong there, not like he does. Despite the fact that Marcus’s release paper is signed, he is broken beyond repair. Joe is angry and hurt, and no one gets it, except maybe for Marcus. But Marcus isn’t quite like him; Marcus is on the way out. Marcus is okay. Then unexpectedly, Marcus wants to hang out with Joe. Perhaps Joe too can overcome his past.
A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace
Author: Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher: Forge Books
The Irish Century concludes in this climactic novel; Llywelyn's masterpiece is complete The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century. Barry Halloran, strong, clever, and passionately patriotic, who was the central character of 1972, remains central. Now a crippled photojournalist, he marries his beloved Barbara Kavanaugh, and steps back from the armed struggle. Through his work he documents the historic events that take us from the horrific aftermath of Bloody Sunday through the decades of The Troubles to the present. This is a noble conclusion to an historical mega-novel that will be read for years. The Irish Century Novels 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion 1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War 1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State 1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts her own judgment, she no longer trusts her friends. In fact, she no longer really has any friends. She's built a life behind walls and gates and security codes; she's cloistered herself away from the world almost entirely. And then, soon after David is released from prison, Eve Elliot is murdered in an attack almost identical to Melody's. With the start of a new police investigation, Melody is suddenly pulled from her ordered, secluded life and back into the messy world around her. But as she learns more about Eve's murder, Melody starts to wonder if perhaps David hadn't betrayed her after all...if perhaps the killer is someone else entirely, someone who's still out there, preparing to strike again. Narrated alternately by Melody and by Eve's lingering ghost, The Life I Left Behind is a taut thriller and an intimate look at two young women bound together in ways neither of them could ever have predicted. Colette McBeth has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.
"The ideas in Nothing Left Over are seeds bursting with vitality and her book is a primer in grateful living. As you come to know her in a delightful intimacy, you come to know yourself from unsuspected perspectives."—Brother David Steindl-Rast "A magnificent piece of writing . . . "—Stephen Batchelor
Touching Freedom tells the story of a young woman, Katrina Novak, and her bitter struggle with her domineering father to establish her right to live the life she chooses. Her parents immigrated to Britain from Eastern Europe at the end of the Second World War and settled down to raise a family. Katrina was born in Britain and has integrated fully into the British way of life. Her father, however, believes that she should live her life according to the outdated social traditions of his homeland back in the Ukraine. At first, Katrina allows herself to be bullied into seeing things from her fathers point of view. That is, until she forms a relationship with a young Englishman. From that point on, their differences escalate into an all-out war of attrition. Katrina vows to break free of her fathers brutal regime. He, in turn, is equally determined to prevail.
What lies before you on the following pages of this book, is my personal interpretation of events, that have change my life forever, and has also given my life, a new sense of true meaning in every way. On my Life’s Journey So Far, i have been shown my true purpose for being here on this planet today, and within the last few years of my own Life’s Journey, i have been shown the true wonders of how magical life can really be, here on our planet. I now feel that i have fully awakened from a long deep sleep, that I’ve been fighting to awaken from, for such a long time. I also feel that i have come to a point in my own Life’s Journey, where i must begin to share these truly enlightening secret’s, with everyone here on this planet today. My only hope is that the information contained within the pages of this book, will begin to give you the same inspirations, and courage that i have found on my own Life’s Journey So Far. Hoping that these inspirations, will encourage you, to embark on your own Life’s Journey of new discovery, beginning to open you up, to the true wonders that life holds for us all, here on this planet today, if we are only willing to seek them out.
"On the Road of Life" is the third in a series of books called Bramble Days. Set in the 60's and early 70's, "On the Road of Life" follows Alex Sonnes west to life in Los Angeles where he meets many interesting, complex, and different people. The '60's were times of vast changes, life had challenges not thought of in childhood and adventures far from imagined. Those changes and challenges led to many new plans for life in the '70's. Thanks to new friends, family met in new and surprising areas, Alex was on a road of not just adventure, but an education in life.