Author: Armen Bacon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789727
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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.

The Wages Of Corruption

Author: Sammy Oke Akombi
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558478
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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.

A Letter To A Deist Concerning The Beauty And Excellency Of Moral Virtue And The Support And Improvement Which It Receives From The Christian Revelation A Criticism Of An Inquiry Concerning Virtue And Merit Of The Earl Of Shaftesbury By A Country Clergyman I E John Balguy

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A Letter To A Deist Concerning The Beauty And Excellency Of Moral Virtue And The Support And Improvement Which It Receives From The Christian Revelation A Criticism Of An Inquiry Concerning Virtue And Merit Of The Earl Of Shaftesbury By A Country Clergyman I E John Balguy.

Grief S Abyss

Author: Anne E Debutte
Publisher: Love Your Life Pub
ISBN: 9781934509814
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Grief S Abyss. When a Loved One Dies You Enter Grief's Abyss The process of grieving the loss of a loved one can be confusing, painful, and deeply sad. While it is an experience each of us will encounter in life, grief is often shrouded in mystery and silence. We wonder if we are doing it correctly, if we are recovering too slowly, or if we are the only one to feel hollowed out inside long after the funeral. In Grief's Abyss author Anne DeButte shines a light of compassion and understanding on the experience of loss. Tracing her experiences following the sudden death of her father as well as her expertise as nurse and grief coach, Anne provides a supportive road map for the mysterious journey through the land of grief. This book is a gentle and wise companion for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. "Grief isn't about a broken head, but a broken heart. Anne's book will help you find forgiveness and healing." Aurora Winter, author of Grief Relief in 30 Minutes "Grief's Abyss will bring you comfort and is written with great compassion.. Dr. Lori Kay PhD, Psychologist, Author "This is a book that will become a friend to its reader - a practical and tender guide through the journey of grief." Sharae Buskirk, Hospice Bereavement Care Coordinator

Completely Yours

Author: Erin Nicholas
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145553966X
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Completely Yours. Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero. Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?

Duino Elegies

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847776213
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Duino Elegies. With all his contradictions, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the fathers of modern literature and the Duino Elegies one of its great monuments. Begun in 1912 but not completed until 1922, they are 'modern' in almost every sense the word has acquired; yet Rilke was by temperament anti-modern, a snob and a romantic. He was devoted to the three A's: Architecture, Agriculture, Aristocracy. The Duino Elegies aroused real excitement among English readers when the now-dated Leishman/Spender versions first appeared in the 1930s. Stephen Cohn, the distinguished artist and teacher, has worked for over three years to complete this outstanding new translation. Peter Porter writes: 'Your translation must have grandeur, essential size in its component parts, and speed to catch the marvellous twists of Rilke's imagination.' He adds, 'Cohn has met all these requirements.' These versions show a rare empathy with the originals and an instinct for the right diction and cadence. They are, says Porter, 'the most flowing and organic I have read.'

Grief Sucks But Love Bears All Things

Author: Gayle Taylor Davis
Publisher: Linden Pub
ISBN: 9781610351959
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Grief Sucks But Love Bears All Things. Gayle Taylor Davis had it all -- a husband she adored, two successful daughters, and a career she enjoyed. Then one phone call took it all away, when a policeman called to tell her that her husband of 32 years had suddenly died of a heart attack. Plunged into the strange new world of grief, Davis began to write to make sense of her experience. Grief Sucks: But Love Bears All Things is Davis's personal account of how she climbed out of grief, step by painful step -- a no-holds-barred look at personal pain that is rarely shared or talked about. Davis reveals the worst moments of her grief -- days of tears, nights of wailing, and thoughts of suicide-- and teaches the reader through her example that one can survive the worst. A brutally honest and intimate portrayal of raw grief in all its pain and ugliness, Grief Sucks rejects simpleminded words of comfort to address loss with simple home truths: This is the worst pain you will ever feel. And you will survive it.

How Long She Ll Last In This World

Author: Mar’a Teresa MelŽndez
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816525157
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How Long She Ll Last In This World. Let go your keys, let go your gun, let go your good pen and your rings, let your wolf mask go and kiss goodbye your goddess figurine. With this invocation, Mar’a MelŽndez beckons us on a journeyÑan exotic expedition through lifeÕs mysteries in search of the finer strands of experience. In a Latina voice laced with a naturalistÕs sense of wonder, she weaves bold images reflecting a world threaded by unseen wounds, now laid before us with an unflinching love of life and an exquisite precision of language. Adopting multiple guisesÑfield researcher, laboring mother, grief-stricken loverÑMelŽndez casts aside stereotypes and expectations to forge a new language steeped in life and landscape. Whether meditating on a controlled prairie burn or contemplating the turquoise cheek of a fathead minnow, she weaves words and memories into a rich tapestry that resonates with sensual detail and magnifies her sense of maternal wildness, urging us to ÒLove as much as you / can, donÕt throw your heart / away to just one god.Ó In her paean to the Aztec deity Tonacacihuatl, mother of the gods, MelŽndez muses that ÒHow many spirits sheÕs twin to, and how long sheÕll last in this world, / are secrets stashed in the rattle / of corn ears, in the coils / of venomous snakes.Ó Through stunning images and stark realism, her poems embrace motherhood and vocation, love and grief, land and life, to bring new meaning to the natural world and how we experience it.