The Marriage Of The Sea

Author: Jane Alison
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429930373
Size: 38.94 MB
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As alluring as The Love-Artist, a contemporary tale of love and ambition, betrayal and revenge, set in two gloriously watery cities In a damp Venetian palace, Oswaldo contemplates the ravages of time to his body and his beloved city, and dreams up a way to hold mortality at bay. In New York, Lach steps out into the crisp, clear night to savor his new freedom, having just dropped Vera to join his new love, Francesca, in Venice. In rainy London, Max packs for a precipitous move to New Orleans, in pursuit of Lucinde, a woman he barely knows. From New Orleans, Lucinde flies to the aid and comfort of Vera, who, betrayal or no, has accepted a grant to go paint in . . . Venice. And elsewhere in the Crescent City, Anton, leaving to seek his big break in that other renowned city of water—Venice, of course—sketches a good-bye upon the slumbering body of his wife, Josephine. With wit, sympathy, and surpassing deftness, Jane Alison choreographs an intricate minuet among these characters, whom love and loneliness, aspiration and desperation, have drawn to two famously romantic, venal, and elusive cities of water.

At Sea Meditations On The Psalms

Author: Edward A. Vinson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145351662X
Size: 57.79 MB
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At Sea is a book of poetic meditations on the Psalms written while standing watch in the darkness before dawn in intercession for Israel and her neighbors and in preparation for sailing on a small vessel on the authors twenty-third trip to “the land” of God’s promises. At Sea was finished on Mother’s Day, 2010 because Israel, that tiny “island” in the midst of “roaring seas,” birthed both Scripture and Messiah, the Word-made-flesh and she, as God’s wife, is the mother of our faith. “Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” (John Donne)

Secrets Of A Very Good Marriage

Author: Sherry Suib Cohen
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140238778
Size: 57.71 MB
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A loving, intimate look at a good marriage, from a landlubbing woman-turned-first mate. Drawn into a world of power boats, fishing lines, and dubious baits, Sherry Cohen learned some remarkable lessons about marriage from the exhilaration, boredom, loneliness, risk-taking, survival techniques, and yes, sexiness she discovered at sea.

An Unfinished Marriage

Author: Joan Anderson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767911482
Size: 60.52 MB
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In this moving sequel to her national bestseller A Year by the Sea, Joan Anderson explores the challenges of rebuilding and renewing a marriage with her trademark candor, compassion, and insight. With A Year by the Sea, Joan Anderson struck a chord in many tens of thousands of readers. Her brave decision to take a year for herself away from her marriage, her frank assessment of herself at midlife, and her openness in sharing her fears as well as her triumphs won her admirers and inspired women across the country to reconsider their options. In this new book, Anderson does for marriage what she did for women at midlife. Using the same very personal approach, she shows us her own rocky path to renewing a marriage gone stale, satisfying the demand from readers and reviewers to learn what comes next. When Joan and her husband Robin decided to repair and renew their marriage after her eye-opening year of self-discovery, the outcome was far from certain. He had suddenly decided to retire and move to Cape Cod himself and embark on his own journey of midlife reinvention. After the initial shock of incorporating another person back into Joan’s daily life and her treasured cottage, they begin the process of "recycling"–using the original materials of their marriage to create a new partnership. Rereading the letters that she had written from Uganda during the early years of their marriage, she is reminded about the nervousness and joy with which she began their life together. Her sudden incapacitation with a broken ankle reveals an unexpected resourceful and tender side in her husband. A grimly comic and strained dinner party with three other couples reveals to both Joan and Robin some of the emotional pitfalls (and horrors) that can befall married couples. In her year of solitude by the sea, Anderson learned that "there is no greater calling than to make a new creation out of the old self." In An Unfinished Marriage, she charts the new journey that she and her husband have begun together, seasoned by their years of marriage but newly awakened to the possibilities of their future together. A unique, tremendously moving and insightful entry into the literature of marriage, it will provide salutary shocks of recognition and fresh hope for all women and men negotiating their own marital passages. From the Hardcover edition.