LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, an architecture student, has arrived from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to Clara Morgenstern a young widow living in the city. When Andras meets Clara he is drawn deeply into her extraordinary and secret life, just as Europe's unfolding tragedy sends them both into a state of terrifying uncertainty. From a remote Hungarian village to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labour camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a marriage tested by disaster and of a family, threatened with annihilation, bound by love and history.
What happens if the love of your life runs off to Heaven one morning without you? After 35 years of marriage? With only a squeeze of the hand to say goodbye? You spend the weeks and months that follow simply trying to comprehend the magnitude of your loss. Your life is completely changed and you have to find your direction again. If you're as blessed as I am, you have a wonderful support structure in family and friends to help you get through. Within the first few weeks, I knew that it was imperative for me to find out where my husband was and what it was like there. I had been raised in the church and had known about Heaven all of my life, but it had been a vague "floating on a cloud way off somewhere" type of idea. Now I had to know. My husband's death sent me on a quest for enlightenment. Although a few of the sections of this book were actually written in the months just before his death, this book actually starts two days after my husband's funeral. I had hoped that it would be a help to others. A friend who recently lost her son remarked to me, "there aren't that many books out there on grieving." She's right, there really aren't. Here's mine. It begins on a sad note, but it gets lighter and brighter as it goes along. I hope that reading it helps others in the same way that writing it helped me. This is a book about life, death, grief, joy, Heaven, angels and love. It's a book about my husband. But ultimately, it's a book about God.
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
Julie G. Olmsteds compassion and insight are familiar to readers of Dayton Daily News, where her column regularly appears. These heartwarming, engaging essays are antidotes to the struggles we face each day. Every doctor's office, airport bookstore, and handbag should contain a copy of this inspirational book, which contains fifty-two previously published essays. Short and to the point, Olmsted provides hope for life's many challenges. Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Miamisburg, Ohio, she writes from her strong Christian upbringing, strengthened by her interfaith journey as a young adult, bringing a timeless spiritual element to everyday challenges. Olmsted knows that faith is not a solid, immovable set of beliefs, but rather a matter of attention, courage, and a willingness act with compassion and conviction. Focusing on the holidays and issues that many people face during the various seasons of the year, Stepping onto the Invisible Bridge: Courage for Every Season of Your Faith Journey gives comfort and guidance, illuminating tradition while boldly challenging old ways and prejudices. No matter what your faith or background, youll find strength and hope for stepping out onto your own invisible bridge. What readers have to say about Stepping onto the Invisible Bridge. Wonderful wisdom that burns into the heart and mind. Barbara Siler Worthwhile and valuable reading that applies to everyday life. Rosalie Koesel Clear, direct writing that gets to the heart of loving. Wonderful Lopa Mehrotra
A bilingual collection, The Invisible Bridge/El Puente Invisible gathers many of the luminous, deeply philosophical poems of Circe Maia, one of the few living poets left of the generation which brought Latin American writing to world prominence.
History books frequently refer to supposed similarities between the Italian region of Piedmont and the United Kingdom and their respective inhabitants. Historians, with a certain degree of emphasis, have described as a “special relationship” or an “ancient friendship” this long-term and privileged liaison. Regardless of the rhetoric, an ancient friendship really did exist, and perhaps still does. The alliance between Piedmont and the United Kingdom, though temporarily spoiled by passing clouds, was cemented by the common French threat as well as the necessity, for the United Kingdom, of gaining access to the Mediterranean, while the Piedmontese state may not have survived situated between aggressive enemies and large empires without British backup. It is reasonable to assume, therefore, that both countries simply needed each other. However, what history books frequently neglect to recount are the existences of the individuals who, with their hopes, works and sometimes a certain degree of chance, contributed to the invisible bridge linking the Italian region with the British Isles. This book collects the stories of eight individuals and a special book in order to investigate UK-Piedmont relationships from an unusual and privileged perspective.
Crossing the Invisible Bridge to Exceptional Client Service and Consistent Growth
Author: Robert D. Knapp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The Supernova Model is a client service, client acquisition, and practice management model that drives an explosive acceleration in revenue and client satisfaction by capitalizing upon the 80/20 Rule. First implemented by financial advisors at Merrill Lynch—under the leadership of author Rob Knapp—it has grown increasingly popular within the financial services industry. The Supernova Advisor skillfully outlines this proven model and reveals how it can be used to create an exceptional experience for your clients, while significantly growing your business.
The Mind of Consciousness The Mind of Consciousness is a book unfolding a new way, with new process methods to evaluate your existence. It is an experiential work written in textbook format that analytically delineates how and why consciousness and mind interface and function, exposing the inter-connective dependency of non-biological consciousness and the biologically created mind. Knowing how that interconnectivity interrelates provides avenues of exploration that reveal the fundamental nature of existence, unveiling an innate purpose and direction embedded within consciousness. This book works through all the major questions of existence, using reproducible and experiential logic, allowing everyone to experience the results of that exploration. Throughout your life you have two realities at war with one another: the primary ‘I am’ reality, formed from non-biological consciousness, and the secondary ‘I am this or that’ reality, formed by the biological mind. You may not be aware of, or even appreciate, the internal conflict these two inter-connective and inter-dependent realities create. However, you experience the resultant turmoil and confusion their subliminal battles establish by not having an experiential appreciation of how those realities are formed, function and potentially control your life. The text delineates causation for those ongoing internal battles and outlines processes to help overcome the sense of frustration, isolation and discord they generate. This experiential method of examination creates empirical processes that afford you the opportunity to make an informed choice, rather than a conditioned reaction: providing a more secure, productive, directional and enjoyable life. This book takes you into the core of your being, turning it inside out, exposing who and what you are by revealing a self-created shadow-world controlling your life without you being aware that control exists.
The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora’s second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.