Dollars Want Me, How To Control Fate Through Suggestion, Concentration, The Call Of The Twentieth Century & The New Emancipation

Author: Henry Harrison Brown

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

View: 630

The concept of New Thought promotes the ideas that Infinite Intelligence, or God, is everywhere, spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and "right thinking" has a healing effect. It is usually believed that God or Infinite Intelligence is "supreme, universal, and everlasting", that divinity dwells within each person, that all people are spiritual beings, to heal oneself mentally and emotionally. Henry Harrison Brown (1840-1918) was an Editor and publisher of NOW in 1900s. He also served in U. S. Volunteers during Civil War from August, 1862, until October, 1865. He had already gained immense experience and reputation in mental healing and teaching since 1893 and his book "Dollars Want Me" (pub. 1903) ran up to 30 editions in 1917.


Author: Nina Bell

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 371

Sisters-in-law Kate, Helen and Miranda all have one thing in common - they're hiding something. It's not easy being part of the high-achieving Fox family: the expectations and demands of their husbands and children; the jealousies and rivalries; and the endless Sunday lunches where somehow everything feels like a competition. So when mysterious Sasha enters their lives, bloodied from the battlefield of a painful divorce, buried frustrations rush to the surface. Why is Kate's husband Jonny working so late at the office, and how will she cope at home alone? Can army-wife Helen trust Jago to come back to her next time, or is he drawn by temptations in a foreign field? And will Simon's explosive secret blow Miranda's marriage apart once and for all? Three sisters-in-law. One devastating divorcee. Whose husband is about to play with fire?

Planet Claire

Suite for Cello and Sad-Eyed Lovers

Author: Jeff Porter

Publisher: Akashic Books


Category: Family & Relationships


View: 793

The second installment in Ann Hood's Gracie Belle imprint challenges the traditional solemnity that characterizes nonfiction books of grief, loss, and sorrow. ”Few readers will fail to be gripped by this tragically common story about death and what comes after for those left behind...A haunting and thought-provoking consideration of death and 'how utterly it rips apart our lives.'" --Kirkus Reviews, Starred review "In elegiac prose, the bereft Porter grieves by reminiscing about the life [he and Claire] shared together...Porter's memoir is a wistful, often painful, but beautifully written account of the trauma of grief, and also embodies the way writing provides solace from the bleak absurdities of life." --Booklist "Jeff Porter has given us an incredibly warm, rich, vivid memoir, a love letter to his deceased wife and an autobiography of love attained and lost. When a person dies a world passes away, yet Porter has created a cabinet of wonders out of a thousand bits of the world that vanished when his wife died. The sentences are sharp and surprising, perfectly formed, by turns painful, funny, haunting, and inevitably right." --Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone "Jeff Porter indelibly conjures his lost, beloved Claire in a 'spiral galaxy' of memory, while offering the story of a delicious marriage in prose that is elegiac but also gorgeous, funny, and endearingly modest." --Honor Moore, author of The Bishop's Daughter "The pleasure is in the circling intelligence of the memoirist, each gyre bringing us closer to this very specific, endearing individual's life experience and his love for Claire. Paradoxical as it sounds, this book about death and grief is charming, humorous, poignant, and vital." --Phillip Lopate, author of To Show and to Tell "Planet Claire left me awestruck. I don't know how he did it, but on every page of this incredible book, Jeff Porter manages to convey devastating sadness while also being delightful company. His grief does double duty as an almost otherworldly sort of introspection, pulling the reader into a continuum in which time, space, love, loss, art, and nature constantly play off one another until they become one another. This is not just the best grief memoir I've read in years, it's one the best memoirs, period." --Meghan Daum, author of The Problem with Everything Planet Claire is the story of the untimely death of the author’s wife and his candid account of the following year of madness and grief. As his life unravels, Porter analyzes his sadness with growing interest. He talks to Claire as if to evoke a presence, to mark a space for memory. He reports on his daily walks and shares observations of life’s sadness, while reminiscing about various moments in their life together. Like Orpheus, the author searches for a lost love, and what he finds is not the dog of doom but flashes of an intimate symmetry that brighten the darkest places of sorrow. The second title from Ann Hood’s Gracie Belle imprint, Planet Claire takes readers on a journey of sorrow that recalls memorable works by C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed), Joan Didion (The Year of Magical Thinking), and Julian Barnes (Levels of Life). Porter's memoir, however, is also playful, quirky, and self-ironic in a way that challenges the genre’s traditional solemnity. Like the novel Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, this is an unpredictably funny account of heartbreak, as if to say there’s something about the magnitude of loss that troubles even earnestness.

Driving with the Top Down

A Novel

Author: Beth Harbison

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 827

Three women, two weeks, one convertible: sometimes life doesn't take you in the direction you expect... Colleen Bradley is married with a teenage son, a modest business repurposing and reselling antiques, and longtime fear that she was not her husband's first choice. When she decides to take a road trip down the east coast to check out antique auctions for her business, she also has a secret ulterior motive. Her one-woman mission for peace of mind is thrown slightly off course when sixteen year old Tamara becomes her co-pilot. The daughter of Colleen's brother-in-law, Tamara is aware that people see her as a screw-up, but she knows in her heart that she's so much more. She just wishes her father could see it, too. The already bumpy trip takes another unexpected turn when they stop at the diner that served as Colleen's college hangout and run into her old friend, Bitty Nolan Camalier. Clearly distressed, Bitty gives them a story full of holes: angry with her husband, she took off on her own, only to have her car stolen. Both Colleen and Tamara sense that there's more that Bitty isn't sharing, but Colleen offers to give Bitty a ride to Florida. So one becomes two becomes three as Colleen, Tamara, and Bitty make their way together down the coast. It's a road trip fraught with tension as Tamara's poor choices come back to haunt her and Bitty's secrets reach a boiling point. With no one to turn to but each other, these three women might just discover that you can get lost in life but somehow, true friends provide a roadmap to finding what you're really looking for.

Tell the Stars to Shine

Author: SJ McCoy

Publisher: Xenion, Inc


Category: Fiction


View: 912

Amber’s loving life in Summer Lake. She’s settled into her job at the post office. She’s met some lovely new people. And most of all she’s free. It wasn’t that her old life was so bad. She worked for her parents; she liked being able to help them out. What she didn’t like was feeling trapped in a relationship with their general manager. She was glad to leave him behind. And ever since she came to the lake, she’s had a not so secret crush on Austin. Austin’s a stand-up kind of guy. He’s reliable, dependable—and quietly successful. He was attracted to Amber from the moment he met her. But before he could act on it he had to extricate himself from a bad relationship that he’d let go on too long. Now, these two have a chance to get together but will some well intentioned interfering by Amber’s sister, Jade, help them on their way or leave them stuck in a web of lies? You’ll have to pick up your copy of this heart-warming romance today to find out if two people who are used to putting others first will grasp their chance at happiness and if the nice-guy gets his girl in the end. This book is intended for adult readers 18+ ************************** Summer Lake Seasons series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends in a small lakeside town in the California hills. Take These Broken Wings Too Much Love to Hide Sunshine Over Snow Chase the Blues Away Forever Takes a While Tell the Stars to Shine

Beautiful Piece

Author: Joseph G. Peterson

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 319

During a deadly Chicago heat wave thatÆs claiming hundreds of lives, Robert, whoÆs stuck in his apartment alone, fears heÆs going to be the next victim. In the apartment above him lives a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran who talks obsessively about the corpses of his war experience while alternately listening to Die Meistersinger and Madama Butterfly. One day, Robert ventures forth into the searing heat to gas up his car. Immediately he encounters enigmatic Lucy who is trying to escape her brutal fiancé, Matthew Gliss. On a whim, Lucy invites Robert to her apartment where she shows him her mysterious tattoo and tells him of her dangerous life with Matthew Gliss. She warns Robert that if Matthew ever catches them together he should run, not walk, because Matthew wonÆt think twice of killing him. So begins the risky, short-lived relationship that leads to a chilling climax. Each of RobertÆs increasingly hallucinatory recollections of what happened during the heat wave leads him to profoundly question his own culpability.

Home Front

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 930

From a distance, Michael and Jolen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war. Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness - and the elusive nature of love.


Author: Michael Grant

Publisher: Michael Grant


Category: Fiction

Page: 0

View: 757

Captain Richard Leland is a rising star in the NYPD. Young, bright, and super ambitious, his goal is to be the police commissioner by the time he’s forty. He’s right on track, but then department politics rears its ugly head. All his carefully laid plans are suddenly thrown into jeopardy when his boss, Chief of Department Charles Drum, decides his young protégé needs more patrol experience—something that Leland has been avoiding at all costs because he knows that almost anything that goes wrong in a precinct could derail his promising career. To his horror, Leland is transferred to the notorious Bronx precinct that cops call “Fort Frenzy.” With good reason, a wary Leland views his precinct assignment as a career minefield that at any moment could blow his hopes and expectations all to hell. His new boss, Assistant Chief Lucian Hightower, is an archenemy of Chief Drum and he’s not at all happy to see this “headquarters groupie” in his borough. Another major flashpoint for Leland is Kawasi Munyika, a loudmouthed political activist who is waiting for that one “cause” that will propel him into national prominence. Then, there’s the “Poet Bandit,” a psycho whose robbery notes contain poems, and the “Midnight Mangias,” a couple who break into restaurants and cook their own meals. If that isn’t enough, Leland is forced to contend with angry cops, whacko cops, a radio car romance, a “cop fighter” bar that needs to be closed, and a beautiful, if contentious, community organizer who is a thorn in his side. Or is she? Finally, it all comes to a head. Kawasi Munyika finds his “cause”—the boycott of a Korean grocery store. And Richard Leland is faced with his own personal Armageddon: Will he protect his career or will he do the right thing? This book, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, offers the reader an insider’s unique view of the life of a precinct commanding officer and what goes on behind the walls of a NYPD precinct.

Health Counseling

A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses

Author: Richard Blonna

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning


Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 756

Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses, Second Edition teaches non-professionally trained counselors the basic skills of counseling. It addresses primary prevention issues such as preventing unintended pregnancy, STDs, as well as secondary prevention issues like diabetes and asthma. A new chapter on legal and ethical issues covers setting limits with students, ethical practice boundaries, and how to make referrals. Based on the Iveys MicroSkills Model, which breaks counseling into discrete skills that can be mastered and applied, it theorizes that to help people manage their health problems, counselors must help clients work through any emotional distress associated with them.

Tug of War

Author: Tara Pereyra

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 374

An anxious twenty-nine year old, Sara Hughes embarks on a wild ride throughout the South with her want to be private eye friend in search of love. The target, Steve, was to be married to one of the wealthiest girls in the state but on the day of the big event he gets cold feet and challenges the abandoned bride and Sara to a game of Tug of War.

The Kristin Hannah Collection: Volume 2

Winter Garden, Night Road, Home Front

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Fiction

Page: 1232

View: 369

Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE KRISTIN HANNAH COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 is sure to delight the beloved, blockbuster bestselling author's legions of fans. Includes: WINTER GARDEN Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. NIGHT ROAD For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Then one hot summer's night one decision will change the course of all their lives. HOME FRONT Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life—children, careers, bills, chores—even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.

P.O. Box Love

A Novel of Letters

Author: Paola Calvetti

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 223

A charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico, former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later. At Dreams & Desires, 50-year-old Emma's quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer. One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of a novel. The message is from her high school sweetheart Frederico, who is now a successful architect in New York and whom she hasn't seen in thirty years. When she finally meets Frederico again, Emma is convinced that her life is about to turn into a romance novel - an intercontinental fairy tale between Milan and New York, between two post office boxes and two lovers that are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and half a life. But Frederico is married, and their epistolary romance, punctuated by once-a-year sojourns on the island of Belle Ile, seems to have no future. Paola Calvetti's PO Box Love is an ode to old-fashioned relationships (the ones that last a lifetime), old-fashioned habits (such as writing letters by hand in fountain pen) and old-fashioned notions (such as politeness, and the great lost art of conversation), and will enchant readers of such perennial favorites as 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade.

And Should We Die

Author: Arthur Ruger



Category: Mormon pioneers

Page: 266

View: 513

Big City Jacks

Author: Nick Oldham

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 832

When the brutally murdered body of a Manchester drug dealer is found dumped just inside the Lancashire border, it turns out that the dead man had been a CID informant working for a small nucleus of corrupt detectives. Then a high-profile trial of a Manchester gangster collapses in disarray, amid accusations of police misconduct.Thrust into the investigation of the drug dealer's death is DCI Henry Christie, recently returned to work after a period of suspension. Hoping for a gentle re-entry into the job, Christie is instead plunged headlong into a complex murder investigation which has far-reaching consequences for the police service...

His Motherless Little Twins

Author: Dianne Drake

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 817

Nurse Dinah Corday has temporarily escaped to the remote calm of White Elk. But a warm welcome is the last thing she receives from the town's pediatric surgeon. Dr. Eric Ramsey couldn't be more standoffish—or more good-looking! Yet Dinah senses hidden depths beneath the widower's cool exterior, and together with his adorable twin daughters, he soon gets under her skin. Dinah is the first woman to catch Eric's eye in more than five years, and his twins love her. But Eric must ask himself if he's ready to let his broken heart be mended….

Contaminating Theatre

Intersections of Theatre, Therapy, and Public Health

Author: Jill R. Mac Dougall

Publisher: Northwestern University Press


Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 407

Speaking from a breadth of disciplines, themes, and cultural perspective, the eight essays in this collection offer a wide-ranging view on the ways theater can be employed in the service of public health. The projects examined include activist theater companies, "theater of survival" dealing with issues like AIDS and peer violence, the use of theater in therapy and in the training of therapists, and an in-depth look at the issues and methods driving any theater seeking to produce a healthy change. The ten contributors include theater practitioners; therapists; and teachers, researchers, and scholars in medical anthropology and international health, psychology and drama therapy, communication and performance studies, and feminist and cultural criticism.

The Black Books (Slipcased Edition) (Vol. Seven-Volume Set)

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 1648

View: 163

Until now, the single most important unpublished work by C.G. Jung—The Black Books. In 1913, C.G. Jung started a unique self- experiment that he called his “confrontation with the unconscious”: an engagement with his fantasies in a waking state, which he charted in a series of notebooks referred to as The Black Books. These intimate writings shed light on the further elaboration of Jung’s personal cosmology and his attempts to embody insights from his self- investigation into his life and personal relationships. The Red Book drew on material recorded from 1913 to 1916, but Jung actively kept the notebooks for many more decades. Presented in a magnificent, seven-volume boxed collection featuring a revelatory essay by noted Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani—illuminated by a selection of Jung’s vibrant visual works—and both translated and facsimile versions of each notebook, The Black Books offer a unique portal into Jung’s mind and the origins of analytical psychology.

Crazy Crush YA Series

Books 1-3

Author: Maggie Dallen

Publisher: Maggie Dallen


Category: Young Adult Fiction


View: 302

Three full-length sweet YA romances filled with humor, heart, and swoonworthy first kisses... Tall, Dark, and Nerdy My best friend used to be a giant nerd. Now that he's rich and famous, he can have anything he wants. But what if what he me? Too Nerdy to Handle Not even an heiress is guaranteed the guy of her dreams, but do I really have to get stuck with the one I hate? The Man, The Myth, The Nerd These days I'm a world famous rockstar, but the girl I left behind? She couldn't care less.

Gettin' Lucky

Author: Kimberly Raye

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 652

She was really unlucky in love. So, when Lucky Myers came across a gorgeous cowboy swimming in the buff, she didn't know what to do—run or enjoy the show. And when he asked her to spend time on his ranch, she was floored! That is, until the sexy cowpoke asked her to be his nanny…. He'd be lucky…to get Lucky. How did he get in this fix? Rancher Tyler Grant had to find a nanny for his daughter before his blue-blooded ex-mother-in-law arrived. And the only one who could help him was Lucky—sassy, sexy Lucky. Tyler was willing to give the smart-mouthed tomboy a few lessons in being a lady. But in his books, she was definitely all woman….


Author: Mike Grinti

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 391

In a contemporary fairytale as irresistible as catnip, one girl discovers that some magic cuts deep... Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their savings on the search. And now the family has no choice but to live in a ramshackle trailer park on the edge of the forst, next door to down-and-out harpies, hags, and trolls. Emma wonders if she'll ever see Helena, and if she'll ever feel happy, again. Then she makes a friend. A smooth-talking, dirty-furred cat named Jack. He's got a razor-sharp plan to rescue Emma's sister. He just wants one small favor in return...