Griefland

Author: Armen Bacon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789727
Size: 79.15 MB
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Griefland. Griefland. It’s a place no one wants to visit—a place without borders where language is inadequate and pain is constant. It’s a place where every morning one awakens to the stark reality that a loved one will never be seen, heard—or embraced—again. This is a place that Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller know all too well, for when they met, both of them had lost a child—a son, Alex, and a daughter, Rachel. Griefland provides an intimate portrait of what tragedy does to the human soul, how it changes one’s life, and most important, how it can be survived. With achingly beautiful language, this book explores the acute moment-to-moment experience of grief. But it also transcends that and speaks to the redemptive power of friendship, trust, intimacy, and love. Together they discover a will and desire to move forward, recognizing that life is the ultimate prize for those who survive this excruciating journey.

Griefland

Author: Thomas Nadelin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781257060313
Size: 26.40 MB
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Griefland. "Working with people who have had to deal with the death of loved ones, Thomas Nadelin, a minister, grief counselor and Hospice educator, has listened to thousands of stories of hurt, struggles, hardship and triumph. In Griefland he opens up new territories and passes on grieving people's experiences to offer insightful descriptions and thoughtful guidance that will assist you on the journey through grief after death." --Back cover.

The Wages Of Corruption

Author: Sammy Oke Akombi
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558478
Size: 34.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Wages Of Corruption. "This is an exciting collection of stories brilliantly narrated... on some burning issues of societal morality. The issues of governance and corruption are permanent on the agenda for discussion where two or three Cameroonians congregate. In this work Sammy Oke Akombi has made an invaluabel contribution to that national debate. The moreal lesson conveyed here is strong. When shall we learn the age old truth that we were designed to be one another's keeper? And that this will be possible only when we have a cleaner, safer and morally healthier community of decent people."-The Rt. Rev. Dr. Nyansako Ni-Nku, Moderator of Presbyterian Church in Comeroon (PCC) and former President, All African Conference of Churches (AACC) Corruption is endemic in Cameroon. Twice, Transparency International have accorded the country the infamous first place in corruption. As one of many concerned Cameroonians, Sammy Oke Akombi was moved and they realized that something was in fact wrong somewhere and something had to be done somehow. This collection of short stories is his contribution to the collective resolve by concerned Cameroonians to wage a war against this most unusual friend of fairness. The stories seek to elicit awareness about a social ill that is ironically championed by the very politicians, functionaries, educator, leaders and power elite whose duty it is to keep society healthy and on the rails. The stories are on corruption in different segments of society and about the people who perpetrate it. Almost everyone is immersed in it and so must make every effort to resurface from it. It takes only the will to stay alive because the wages of corruption like any other sin can only be death.

The Culture Of Yellow

Author: Sabine Doran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441169490
Size: 63.62 MB
Format: PDF
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The Culture Of Yellow. This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma and scandal. Yellow stigmatization has had a long history: it goes back to the Middle Ages when Jews and prostitutes were forced to wear yellow signs to emphasize their marginal status. Although scholars have commented on these associations in particular contexts, Sabine Doran offers the first overarching account of how yellow connects disparate cultural phenomena, such as turn-of-the-century decadence (the "yellow nineties"), the rise of mass media ("yellow journalism"), mass immigration from Asia ("the yellow peril"), and mass stigmatization (the yellow star that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany). The Culture of Yellow combines cultural history with innovative readings of literary texts and visual artworks, providing a multilayered account of the unique role played by the color yellow in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European culture.

Transformation

Author: Murray Stein
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444496
Size: 56.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transformation. Noted analyst and author Murray Stein explains what the psychological process of transformation, more commonly known as a middle crisis, actually is, and what it means for an individual to experience it. Consciously working through this life stage can lead people to become who they have always potentially been. Indeed, Stein suggests, transformation is the essential human task.

To Be Or Not To Be

Author: Ryan North
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 073521221X
Size: 30.44 MB
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To Be Or Not To Be. The greatest work in English literature, now in the greatest format of English literature: a chooseable-path adventure! When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet he gave the world just one possible storyline, drawn from a constellation of billions of alternate narratives. And now you can correct that horrible mistake! Play as Hamlet and avenge your father's death—with ruthless efficiency this time. Play as Ophelia and change the world with your scientific brilliance. Play as Hamlet's father and die on the first page, then investigate your own murder… as a ghost! Featuring over 100 different endings, each illustrated by today's greatest artists, incredible side quests, fun puzzles, and a book-within-a-book instead of a play-within-a-play, To Be or Not To Be offers up new surprises and secrets every time you read it. You decide this all sounds extremely excellent, and that you will definitely purchase this book right away. Because as the Bard said: “to be or not to be… that is the adventure.” ...You're almost certain that's how it goes. To Be or Not To Be originally launched as a record-breaking Kickstarter project. This new, reader-friendly edition features the same text and illustrations as the original version, redesigned to take up half as many pages and weigh a whole pound less.

The Last Forever

Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442450010
Size: 40.10 MB
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The Last Forever. Beginnings and endings overlap in this “surprising story about love, loss, and putting down roots” (Booklist, starred review) from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, and her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home. Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in Tessa’s grandmother’s small coastal town. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost. Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever.