Happy Life

Author: David Budbill
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1556593740
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A favorite of Garrison Keillor, David Budbill continues his popular ruminations on a "chop wood, carry water" life in Vermont

The Wisdom Of The Shire

Author: Noble Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250026415
Size: 13.31 MB
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In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation—the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of giving presents on your birthday instead of getting them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? The Wisdom of the Shire holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.

A Long And Happy Life

Author: Reynolds Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143910543X
Size: 50.83 MB
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On its initial publication in 1962, Eudora Welty said of A Long and Happy Life, "Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky that he has started so young to write so well. Here is a fine novel." From its dazzling opening page, which announced the appearance of a stylist of the first rank, to its moving close, this brief novel has charmed and captivated millions of readers since its publication twenty-five years ago and its subsequent translation into fifteen languages. On the triumphant publication of Kate Vaiden, his most recent novel, in 1986, there was almost no review that -- praising the new book to the skies -- didn't also mention in glowing terms the reviewer's fond recollection of the marvelous first novel, the troubled love story of Rosacoke Mustian and Wesley Beavers and its beautifully evoked vision of rural North Carolina. It is a pleasure now to restore to print the clothbound edition of this truly enduring work as a companion volume to his brilliant book of essays, A Common Room, published simultaneously.

A Short Guide To A Happy Life

Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0375506470
Size: 40.25 MB
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From the author of Blessings and Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. “Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living. From the Hardcover edition.

Learning A Trade

Author: Reynolds Price
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325888
Size: 26.54 MB
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The notebooks where Price worked out the characters, plots, and details of his novels.


Author: Ismael Tabuñar Fortunado
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468973053
Size: 67.67 MB
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Be Be calm speaking. Be strong seeking. Be happy accepting. Be wise choosing. Be careful listening. Be strict implementing. Be righteous fearing.

Thematic Guide To British Poetry

Author: Ruth F. Glancy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313790
Size: 60.57 MB
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Identifies twenty-nine themes as being representative of the major concerns of British poets over seven centuries.

Dalian A Long Poem

Author: Marty Avery
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312276797
Size: 75.72 MB
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Dalian: A Long Poem is a celebration of the city Canadian poet Martin Avery considers the most underrated city in the world.

A Chaplains Book Of Poems

Author: Chaplain Anthony
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477143459
Size: 10.19 MB
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I am a retired European Naturopath Doctor and a still active Chaplain. Writing poems is a brand new gift from God to me. I wrote my first poem in February 28, 2012 and finished the last poem July 10th of 2012. It seemed daily that I would be inspired to write a poem and the Lord would give me the words, sometimes almost faster than I could type. These poems are my gift to the world and I leave as my legacy. Blessings to all that read these God inspired poems. Chaplain Anthony Murphy