The Season Of Comfort

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780349110240
Size: 18.47 MB
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The Season Of Comfort. A novel based on the emotional conflict centered around a son's urge to sever the pshychological umbilical cord which ties him to a selfish and possessive mother. Completely unsympathetic to his young experiences and inclinations, forever critical of his interests and reactions, she nevertheless appeals to his sympathies and attempts to hold him emotionally.

Gore Vidal

Author: Susan Baker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295799
Size: 35.43 MB
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Gore Vidal. The first popular book-length study of Gore Vidal's novels.

Words Of Comfort

Author: E. D. Arrington
Publisher: E.D. Arrington
ISBN: 9781425909628
Size: 58.20 MB
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Words Of Comfort. The book, through personal stories written every day for a full calendar year, captures the memories of the author's first grandchild as she experiences life in her early formative years. Side by side with his granddaughter's personal journey of growing up, the author shares his own experiences of growing older including nostalgic reflections on his youth, the nurturing of friendships, the pursuit of new activities, and the inevitable medical issues. The book tells a personal story of growing love between a granddaughter and her papa.

Coping Stones

Author: Mary Fairley
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN: 0976622173
Size: 74.69 MB
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Coping Stones. Meditating on biblical passages, Mary Fairley has composed poems of inspiration and encouragement in her book: "Coping Stones: Coping Through Your Seasons." In the first section, 'Coping Through A Season Of Doubt, ' the poem 'Visiting The Well, ' is inspired by The Book of John, and encourages the reader to seek courage and comfort in "The Living Water," that only Jesus can give. As the poet presents the different 'seasons of life, ' she also presents poems of comfort based on biblical quotations, and appli them to everyday life, in an effort to instill hope in mankind.

A Season Of Grief

Author: Bill Valentine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317706048
Size: 55.16 MB
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A Season Of Grief. This unique book celebrates a long-term, interracial relationship and details the everyday struggles of a surviving partner trying to carry on in a radically changed world. A Season of Grief chronicles the author's emotional descent after the violent death of his partner of 21 years. Bill Valentine's journal of fear, anger, denial, and loneliness captures the glimmers of hope, moments of serendipity, and mysterious coincidences that emerged from his full-time devotion to grief following the death of Joe Lopes. Lopes died along with 264 others when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in November 2001 in route to the Dominican Republic. It was the second deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history. He is a word always on my lips as I try to work him into a conversation. He is a memory that I strive to keep alive. So yes, in this sense, he is not gone. But in reality, he is. He is gone as my lover. He is gone as my life partner. He is gone as my soul mate, the only person to whom I periodically bared my soul. He is gone as my best friend, the only person to whom I ever attached that label. So pardon me while I still hang on to the notion that he is not here with me. Pardon me while I cling stubbornly to the insistence that he is gone. Valentine's candid and thoughtful account of his heartbreaking efforts to make sense of his partner's death—and survive in a world without him—is by turns, funny, frightening, sobering, and surprising. In the nine months following the tragedy of Flight 587, Valentine finds every waking moment of his life affected by his partner's absence—from mundane household chores to major life decisions. A Season of Grief is a story told in darkness and light, of hurt and healing, love and loneliness, but mostly, of a man who learns to live with his partner's absence through the persistent, surprising evidence of his presence. Our job on earth is to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, and hope. We are given a limited tool set but one, in my opinion, that's sufficient for the job. Sufficient to allow us to be engaged in life-to love, grieve, work, play, celebrate, and despair. We have a remarkable ability to rebound and grow. We have been granted the capacity for wonder and laughter—especially at ourselves. These last two gifts were bestowed generously on Joe and he, in turn, taught me how vital they are. Making a strong case for gay marriage, A Season of Grief chronicles Valentine's struggles to be recognized as a surviving spouse, including a historic lawsuit with Lambda Legal Defense and Education fund against the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Valentine and Lopes took every conceivable step to formalize their relationship, including New York City Domestic Partnership, but the Workers Compensation Board and a New York State appeals court refused to recognize Valentine as a legal surviving spouse. Grief doesn't come with a set of instructions. But A Season of Grief can help guide you through the lonely journey that follows the death of a loved one. Valentine's memoir is a testament to the healing power of reality and the enduring nature of love.

A Season Of Mists

Author: Myrna Brown
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460287460
Size: 48.43 MB
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A Season Of Mists. This personal story of a couple's long time love relationship captures their thoughts and feelings in a history that stretches over 30 years. It includes their correspondence of several years and contrasts with today's communication which is often electronic and brief. The setting on the Oregon coast is almost another character as it lends itself to nurture and strengthen their love. A theme throughout is the importance of family and how secrets may affect its solidarity and cohesiveness. Should they be revealed or should the common good of the family take precedence? Explore the minds and hearts of two people who don't want love to be a myth. Their language is rich, the emotions are stirring and the provocation to love well is strong.