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Hope in the Mail

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ISBN 10 : 9781984894694
Pages : 305 pages
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Download or read book Hope in the Mail PDF or another Format written by Wendelin Van Draanen and published by Ember. This book was released on 2021 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well. Wendelin shares what she's learned-about writing, life, and what it takes to live the writing life. This book is packed with practical advice on the craft: about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to read. But maybe even more helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence, and perseverance, it takes to live a productive, creative life. And she answers the age-old question Where do you get your ideas? by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best-loved novels"--


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The Peach Rebellion

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ISBN 10 : 9780593378564
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Peach Rebellion PDF or another Format written by Wendelin Van Draanen and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of The Running Dream comes a heart-swelling historical tale of friendship, family, and the power of sisterhood to help heal the wounds of the past and step boldly into the future. Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends at seven, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy's family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose's were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. That didn't matter to them then, but now, ten years, hard miles, and a world war later, Ginny Rose's family is back in town and their differences feel somehow starker. Especially since Peggy's new best friend, Lisette, is a wealthy banker's daughter. Still, there's no denying what all three girls have in common: Families with great fissures that are about to break wide open. And a determination to not just accept things as they are anymore. This summer they will each make a stand. It's a season of secrets revealed. Of daring plans to heal old wounds. Of hearts won and hearts broken. A summer when everything changes because you're seventeen, and it's time to be bold. And because it's easier to be brave with a true friend by your side.


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Reflections of a Peacemaker

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ISBN 10 : 9780740799402
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Reflections of a Peacemaker PDF or another Format written by Mattie J.T. Stepanek and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I write about anything that touches the essence of my existence. What I witness, what I feel, what I think, what I fear, what I treasure. I write about life, which is our greatest gift." --Mattie Stepanek, 1990-2004 Mattie J. T. Stepanek lived and died a child, but he had the spirit of a giant. Affected by a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie lived almost fourteen years but in that time became a poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and a prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Before his death in June 2004, his five volumes of Heartsongs poetry sold more than a million copies. Reflections of a Peacemaker: A Portrait Through Heartsongs is the final collection of Heartsongs that Mattie was working on when he died. It includes the last poem Mattie penned along with a special collection of unpublished poetry, photographs, and artwork spanning the decade from when he began writing Heartsongs at age three. Culled from the thousands of poems, essays, and journal entries Mattie left behind, the entries in Reflections of a Peacemaker create a portrait of Mattie in his own words. In these poems he explores disability, despair, and death but also the gifts he finds in nature, prayer, peace, and his belief in something "bigger and better than the here and now." The poems are grouped by theme such as playful, stormy, sacred, and final Heartsongs, with each section introduced by a personal tribute from the likes of Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, and former President Jimmy Carter. In the words of Mattie's mother, Jeni Stepanek, who has published Reflections of a Peacemaker at her son's request, "In reading these poems we enter Mattie's world and gain insight through a child who somehow balanced pain and fear with optimism and faith."


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Recognition and Revelation

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780228004769
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Download or read book Recognition and Revelation PDF or another Format written by Margaret Laurence and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2020-09-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Margaret Laurence, best known for her germinal novels set in the Canadian prairies, is one of the nation's most respected authors. She was also an accomplished essayist, yet today her nonfiction writing is largely unavailable and therefore little known. In Recognition and Revelation Nora Foster Stovel brings together Laurence's short nonfiction works, including many that have not previously been collected and some that have never before been published. These works, including over fifty essays and addresses that span Laurence's writing career from the 1960s to the 1980s, reveal her passionate concern for Canadian literature and for the land and peoples of Canada. Based on extensive archival research, Stovel's introduction contextualizes Laurence's nonfiction writings in her life as a creative artist and political activist and as a woman writing in the twentieth century. The texts range from essays on Laurence's own writings and on other works of Canadian literature to autobiographical essays, several focusing on environmental concerns, to sociopolitical essays and writing advocating for peace and nuclear disarmament. By revealing Laurence as a socially and politically committed artist, this collection of lively and provocative essays illuminates the undercurrents of her creative writing and places her fiction - often informed by her nonfiction writing - in a new light.


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My Life of Ministry, Writing, Teaching, and Traveling

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ISBN 10 : 9781725287990
Pages : 550 pages
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Download or read book My Life of Ministry, Writing, Teaching, and Traveling PDF or another Format written by Mark G. Boyer and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-02-04 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In My Life of Ministry, Writing, Teaching, and Traveling: The Autobiography of an Old Mines Missionary, I present my life as a child growing up in a French village about sixty miles south of St. Louis in the middle of the twentieth century. After eighteen years of life in Old Mines, the oldest settlement in the state of Missouri, I moved to St. Louis for four years and then to St. Meinrad, Indiana, for four years where education opened my eyes to a world very much larger than my village of origin. Life continued for me after ordination as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in Springfield and Joplin, Missouri. Because my life is the thread stitching together this book, I have made it manageable by dividing it into four categories: ministry, writing, teaching, and travel. These categories contain the stories of others whose life threads of seventy years are woven into my lifetime tapestry. This is my autobiography—one of a missionary from Old Mines to the thirty-nine counties forming the southern third of the state of Missouri—composed during my seventieth year of life.


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Epsilons and Deltas of Life

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ISBN 10 : 9781466934276
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Epsilons and Deltas of Life PDF or another Format written by Satish C. Bhatnagar and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You are an artist in the matter of living. I shall try to tread the same path. Subhash Sood, MD I note that you are a person with social, cultural, scientific values. I have gone through your mails and felt overwhelmed by your vision and the simple way to present your valuable observations. Thanks. Deepak Saxena, Director, medical clinic, Bathinda Very well put. You cannot save lives without touching some. Gopal Dass, retired cardilogist I liked the punch line 'life is all about a cycle of assembling and dis-assembling'. Raju Abraham, English Professor, University of Nizwa, Oman Good friends are like good wine both give euphoria when you need to be high and a "shoulder" when you are down. Rahul Bhatnagar, Director, new drug testing program Thanks--wonderful words of wisdom. Hortense Simmons, traveler, retired English professor


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Pursuing the Good Life

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780199916351
Pages : 341 pages
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Download or read book Pursuing the Good Life PDF or another Format written by Christopher Peterson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-10 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reveals small but significant actions people can take to lead happier lives, offering reflections on such topics as family, relationships, work, school, sports, emotions, and experiences.


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ISBN 10 : 0739105957
Pages : 341 pages
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Download or read book Writing as Resistance PDF or another Format written by Paul Gready and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing as Resistance charts the inner workings of apartheid, through the encounters-- imprisonment, exile, and homecoming-- that crucially defined its violent reign and ultimate overthrow. Author Paul Gready demonstrates the transformative nature of autobiographical narrative as resistance in the context of political struggle. This multidisciplinary study addresses a range of important contemporary topics: migration, postcolonialism, globalization, nationalism, human rights, and political democratization, among others. While informed by the work of South African writers-- including Breytenbach, Coetzee, First, Krog, Modisane, and Serote-- and adding to the literature on the apartheid era, this book speaks to all cultures of violence. With this important work Gready sheds new light on the relationship between violence and creativity.


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Reflections of Innocence

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ISBN 10 : 0795150482
Pages : 291 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781105871658
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Download or read book Get Real: From Storytelling to Authenticity PDF or another Format written by Robin Toler, ATR-BC, LAC and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Wise Women

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ISBN 10 : 9781317721727
Pages : 286 pages
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Download or read book Wise Women PDF or another Format written by Phyllis Freeman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Living in the Eighth Day

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ISBN 10 : 9781847283153
Pages : 142 pages
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Download or read book Living in the Eighth Day PDF or another Format written by John-Brian Paprock and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2006-10 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pastoral reflections and spiritual guidance from Eastern Oriental Orthodox Christian mission in contemporary America. Written by American priest, Father John-Brian Paprock, the reflections follow the year of holy seasons according to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church calendar.


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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN 10 : 9781630080761
Pages : 318 pages
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Download or read book Reflections PDF or another Format written by David Mack and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Mack is the New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Kabuki graphic novels, the writer and artist of Daredevil from Marvel Comics, and the author and artist of his children's book The Shy Creatures from MacMillan. Mack most recently created the art & concept for the credit sequence on the #1 hit motion-picture, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Reflections presents a selection of David Mack's art, including sketches, finished paintings, sculptures, and other various forms, giving the reader a gorgeous look at his creative process.


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My Life Story

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Publisher : Chartwell
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ISBN 10 : 9780785839118
Pages : 204 pages
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Download or read book My Life Story PDF or another Format written by Editors of Chartwell Books and published by Chartwell. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Record your life story in this beautiful keepsake journal with 200 guided exercises and prompts that take you back through each stage of your life and its accompanying adventures. Writing your autobiography is no easy task. As any writer will advise, you need to rip off the hesitation and just begin to start writing. But, where do you start? Which experiences shaped you? Who or what influenced you to become who you are today? My Life Story journal jump starts the reflective process to get your creative juices flowing and opens your mind to dig deeper into who you are, where you started, and, most importantly, where you are going. The thought-provoking and lighthearted questions are organized into chapters based on life stages. Start your life's memoir by remembering your childhood with questions such as Where was the farthest place from home you traveled to and did you enjoy it there? Then move into adolescence with prompts like List five objects you remember from one of your middle school/junior high school classes and describe them. Afterward, record your early adulthood with creative reflections such as What film, theater production, book, or song best describes this era of your life and why? With you as the protagonist, My Life Story challenges you to dig deep within yourself and create a fully realized record for your adventures in addition to serving as an excellent companion to your gratitude, empathy, or self-care practices. With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon ) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love. Also in this Series 3,001 Questions All About Me, 301 Things to Draw, 301 Writing Ideas, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Inner Me, Internet Password Book, My Father's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Mother's Life, 3,001 This or That Questions, My Grandfather's Life, Create the Poem, Complete the Drawing Journal, Mom and Me Journal, Why I Love You Journal, Create the Story, and Destroy & Design This Journal.


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

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ISBN 10 : 9781611591859
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery PDF or another Format written by Jack Canfield and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Readers mourning the loss of a loved one will find solace and strength in these 101 emotional and inspiration stories from those who have gone through the grieving process. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery will help readers during this difficult time. Everyone grieves in their own way. While the hurt and sadness never completely fade, it eases with time. Contributors who have gone through the grieving and recovery process share their stories, offering guidance and support in this collection of personal and poignant stories. With its stories of regaining strength, appreciating life, coping, and faith, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery will ease the journey to healing.


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Life of an Anarchist

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Publisher : Seven Stories Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781609800062
Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Life of an Anarchist PDF or another Format written by Alexander Berkman and published by Seven Stories Press. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexander Berkman was a twentieth-century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. He decided to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick after reading in the newspaper that Pinkertons hired by Frick had opened fire on the Homestead strikers, killing men, women, and children. Berkman’s bungled attempt cost him fifteen years in a federal penitentiary. Upon his release, he became an effective agitator against conscription and was again imprisoned and eventually deported to Russia, where he saw at first hand the early days of Bolshevism. Berkman’s writings remain a lasting and impassioned record of intense political transformation. Featuring a new introduction by Howard Zinn, Life of an Anarchist contains Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, Berkman’s account of his years in prison; The Bolshevik Myth, his eyewitness account of the early days of the Russian Revolution; and The ABC of Anarchism, the classic text on the nature of anarchism in the twentieth century. Also included are a selection of letters between Berkman and his lifelong companion Emma Goldman, and a generous sampling from Berkman’s other publications.


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The Last Gift of Time

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ISBN 10 : 9780307802149
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book The Last Gift of Time PDF or another Format written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-07-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Writing a Woman's Life comes an inspirational reflection on aging and the gift of life in your 70s and beyond. When she was young, distinguished author and critic Carolyn Heilbrun solemnly vowed to end her life when she turned seventy. But on the advent of that fateful birthday, she realized that her golden years had been full of unforeseen pleasures. Now, the astute and ever-insightful Heilbrun muses on the emotional and intellectual insights that brought her "to choose each day for now, to live." There are reflections on her new house and her sturdy, comfortable marriage; sweet solitude and the pleasures of sex at an advanced age; the fascination with e-mail and the joy of discovering unexpected friends. Even the encroachments of loss, pain, and sadness that come with age cannot spoil Heilbrun's moveable feast. They are merely the price of bountiful living.