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Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
Title Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
Author
Publisher Atria/One Signal Publishers
Release DateOctober 6, 2020
Category New Release
Total Pages 224 pages
ISBN 1982132078
Book Rating out of 5 from reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR “A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe “Powerful essays on loss, endurance, and renewal.” —People Cosmopolitan’s “Best Nonfiction Books of 2020” Marie Claire’s “2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now” Parade’s “25 Self-Help Books To Get Your 2020 Off On The Right Foot” The Washington Post’s “What to Read in 2020 Based on the Books You Loved in 2019” For fans of Anne Lamott and Cleo Wade, a collection of quotes and essays on facing life’s challenges with creativity, courage, and resilience. When Maggie Smith, the award-winning author of the viral poem “Good Bones,” started writing inspirational daily Twitter posts in the wake of her divorce, they unexpectedly caught fire. In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, Maggie writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next?

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Keep Moving by Maggie Smith

Title Keep Moving
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Atria/One Signal Publishers
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781982132071
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR “A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe “Powerful essays on loss, endurance, and renewal.” —People Cosmopolitan’s “Best Nonfiction Books of 2020” Marie Claire’s “2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now” Parade’s “25 Self-Help Books To Get Your 2020 Off On The Right Foot” The Washington Post’s “What to Read in 2020 Based on the Books You Loved in 2019” For fans of Cheryl Strayed and Anne Lamott, a collection of quotes and essays on facing life’s challenges with creativity, courage, and resilience. When Maggie Smith, the award-winning author of the viral poem “Good Bones,” started writing inspirational daily Twitter posts in the wake of her divorce, they unexpectedly caught fire. In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, Maggie writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next?

Keep Moving by Maggie Smith

Title Keep Moving
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781472155979
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Keep Moving speaks to you like an encouraging friend reminding you that you can feel and survive deep loss, sink into life's deep beauty and constantly make yourself new' Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of Untamed 'Candid, lyrical and full of empathy, this is a book that feels vital and welcome in these times - for those who are struggling, or anyone just seeking joy' Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations 'Maggie Smith writes so honestly without being brutal and she shows readers hope while avoiding the saccharine. To experience relief from am book is rare and wonderful thing. Keep Moving gave me that relief' Bella Mackie, author of Jog On 'I'm so grateful for the clarity, compassion, and wit in these pages. This is a book that will change you, a book you will want to give to someone you love. I've never read anything quite like it' Lucy Kalanithi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, and widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air To help navigate her way through a difficult divorce, the poet Maggie Smith started sharing her daily 'notes to self' on social media and soon found that her thoughts resonated with people going through a host of life changes. In this deeply moving book of thoughts, quotes and personal essays, Maggie Smith writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next? 'I read this book in one sitting during one of the most difficult weeks of my life . . . Every single page of this book made me breathe a little deeper and feel a little less alone' Amanda Palmer

Good Bones by Maggie Smith

Title Good Bones
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017
Category Poetry
Total Pages 99
ISBN 1946482013
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poetry. Featuring Good Bones, which has made a difference to so many people around the globe--called "Official Poem of 2016" by Public Radio International. Maggie Smith writes out of the experience of motherhood, inspired by watching her own children read the world like a book they've just opened, knowing nothing of the characters or plot. These poems stare down darkness while cultivating and sustaining possibility and addressing a larger world.

Lamp Of The Body by Maggie Smith

Title Lamp of the Body
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Poetry
Total Pages 69
ISBN UOM:39015062537256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Here in Maggie Smith's first book we encounter a voice that is spare, confident, and precise. Her images click into place, and the movement of each poem is deft, muscular, taut. These are poems we trust, poems that ask hard questions while at the same time convincing us of the magic in the world. Smith's voice is reserved, yet she carries her world forward in her teeth, so to speak. There's wisdom and acceptance in many of the poems, coupled with a willingness to utter what she does not understand, a recognition 'that worse happens to better than I.' She embraces the mystery. There's a kinship with the Ohio landscape, but also the recognition that 'darkness ploughs its furrows here.' These are poems that do not flinch in the face of grief while at the same time they do not give into formulas that either comfort or accuse. I admire the courage and the control, the gorgeous turns, the leaps she takes in the poems while keeping the center of each poem intact. These are poems that do not wobble; the voice is confident and secure, the authority claimed, and the darkness met head on--'mealy, and bitter' but as she writes in 'The Poem Speaks to Danger': 'I am the mouth/that can hold more . . . the globe // of some new, ready fruit.' This is a book that delights, intrigues, and instructs. A wonderful debut." --Carol Potter

Title The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Tupelo Press
Release Date 2015-04-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1936797569
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poetry. Winner of the Dorset Prize, chosen by Kimiko Hahn. Delving into the depths of fairy tales to transform the daily into encounters with the marvelous but dangerous, Maggie Smith's poems question whether the realms of imagination and story can possibly be safe. Even as her compressed stories are unfolding on a suburban cul de sac, they are deep in the mythical woods, "where children, despite their commonness, / are a delicacy."

Title Life Is in the Transitions
Author Bruce Feiler
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-07-14
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780698409965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestseller! A pioneering and timely study of how to navigate life's biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads, has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories in all fifty states from Americans who’d been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; from changing careers to changing relationships; from getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. What Feiler discovered was a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and mastering the skills to manage them is more urgent for all of us. The idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We’re concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we’ve veered off course, living life out of order. But we’re not alone. Life Is in the Transitions introduces the fresh, illuminating vision of the nonlinear life, in which each of us faces dozens of disruptors. One in ten of those becomes what Feiler calls a lifequake, a massive change that leads to a life transition. The average length of these transitions is five years. The upshot: We all spend half our lives in this unsettled state. You or someone you know is going through one now. The most exciting thing Feiler identified is a powerful new tool kit for navigating these pivotal times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, he lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before. From a master storyteller with an essential message, Life Is in the Transitions can move readers of any age to think deeply about times of change and how to transform them into periods of creativity and growth.

Keep It Moving by Twyla Tharp

Title Keep It Moving
Author Twyla Tharp
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-12-08
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781982101312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the world’s legendary artists and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets—from insight to action—for harnessing vitality, finding purpose as you age, and expanding one’s possibilities over the course of a lifetime in her newest New York Times bestseller Keep It Moving. At seventy-eight, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes—but for her astounding regime of exercise and nonstop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: “How do you keep working?” Keep It Moving is a series of no-nonsense mediations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune—but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla’s life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday. Twyla will tell you what the beauty-fitness-wellness industry won’t: chasing youth is a losing proposition. Instead, Keep It Moving focuses you on what’s here and where you’re going—the book for anyone who wishes to maintain their prime for life.

Heart Talk by Cleo Wade

Title Heart Talk
Author Cleo Wade
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-03-06
Category Poetry
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781501177354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine—that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey. True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk, an inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated. With relatable, practical, and digestible advice, including “Hearts break. That’s how the magic gets in,” and “Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew, remember that when the weather changes,” this is a portable, replenishing pause for your daily life. Keep Heart Talk by your bedside table or in your bag for an empowering boost of spiritual adrenaline that can help you discover and unlock what is blocking you from thriving emotionally and spiritually.

Cozy by Isabel Gillies

Title Cozy
Author Isabel Gillies
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-02-12
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780062654175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies, presents a fresh and inspiring look at the subtle art of cozy—part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoir—that shows fans of The Little Book of Hygge that true comfort comes from within. When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are. Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortable—you just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, “Cozy isn’t something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen.” Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.

Title Whatever Happened to the Life of Leisure
Author Robert Jameson
Publisher IMOS.org.uk
Release Date 2012-12-06
Category
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Longer working hours, later retirement, lousy pensions - hardly the life of leisure we were promised for the 21st century! We also have dirty hospitals, troops without proper equipment and schools that provide an appalling standard of education. So what went wrong and what can we do about it?This book provides an introduction in straightforward English to the Real Economics of real resources and real people's lives.

Within Walls by J. B. Kay

Title Within Walls
Author J. B. Kay
Publisher J B Kay
Release Date 2013
Category Family secrets
Total Pages 303
ISBN 0992805600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the line between nightmare and reality fades, who can Sadie turn to when those closest to her are the ones she should fear most? After her parent's tragic death, Sadie moves to England to live with her grandmother. However, she slowly comes to realise that all is not as it should be. Her nightmares aren't the only place she is haunted. Stalked and tormented by hooded strangers, Sadie struggles to unearth her grandmother's dark secret. She discovers truths about her family's history that she never thought possible. Sadie is different; different in a way that changes her life forever. The revelation brings more troubles than she's able handle alone. Can anyone help her?

Sonspot by Skro

Title Sonspot
Author Skro
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-03-02
Category
Total Pages 438
ISBN 1543108474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An apocalyptic adventure of awakening, madness, and revelation, Sonspot, is the tale of Mac-a coming of age man who is plagued by supernatural nightmares. Fed up with the depraved world he was born in, he asks for death. What he gets is the complete opposite; buried memories of his eternal soul on the Island of Eden and the damnation that follows. With the aid of a magic gum, the mysterious divine flow unfolds before Mac and his best friend, leading them on an adventure through the nine levels of hell; answering one fundamentally scary question that haunts us all to our grave.

Title Nearly Mended Nearly 2
Author Devon Ashley
Publisher Devon Ashley
Release Date 2014-04-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 500
ISBN 9781497321519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Megan Whitaker desperately wants to forget what the Malone brothers have done to her over the past two years – the haunting images and sensations still plaguing her thoughts and dreams – but she can’t. Charles may be dead, but Zander isn’t. I’ll bring you back to me. She wants to believe she’s safe with Nick in their secluded new home, but it doesn’t keep her from looking over her shoulder, jumping over unexpected sounds, carrying a concealed weapon or even preparing for the worst. Because she fears the time is near. Nick Ellis has seen a change in his long, lost love. Battered emotionally and physically, Megan spends her days at self-defense classes and researching things that’ll never allow her to let go of the past. And he feels guilty even wanting her to, because he knows that heathen will return, it’s only a matter of time. And when he does, Nick knows he will do everything possible to save her, even if it means taking another shot to the heart. But for Megan, there is no escaping the world of sex trafficking, nor the band of men who continually aid one another to keep it thriving. And as her nightmarish world encroaches on reality, Megan soon realizes there are far worse evils to fear than the sadistic man who haunts her dreams. New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.

Dream Big Inspirational Journal by Creative Notebooks

Title Dream Big Inspirational Journal
Author Creative Notebooks
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-07-16
Category
Total Pages 150
ISBN 1535332166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dream Big! Whether for your desk at home, your work or in your bag on the go this professionally designed 6" x 9" notebook provides the perfect platform for you to record your thoughts. The pre-lined pages are ready and waiting to be filled! DETAILS: 150 Lined Sheets Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Dimensions: 6" x 9"

Alone Among People by D. M. Anthony

Title Alone Among People
Author D. M. Anthony
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2012-08-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 284
ISBN 1478399600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At just twenty-two years of age, Briana Mils finds herself at a desperate crossroads.Once a promising student at the University of Oregon, she now finds herself alone on the streets of Portland with only the clothes on her back, memories of a happier time, and the stray dog that's adopted her. And she's got the drug that helps her forget.Briana's mistakes haunt her, lashing her with severe consequence, forcing her to make a decision few would ever make. Still, in a final attempt to make her young life count for something, Briana begins writing it all down—everything—so that others walking the crumbling precipice of rebellion might leap to safety before it's too late.She writes about her present struggles and the past. She writes about Michael, the boy she loved and left behind when she went off to college. She writes about the violent activism and drug that derailed her life. She writes about the demands placed on her by a socially conscious mother, and the adoration shown by a proud father. And Briana talks about Brody—the young activist leader who captured her heart, took it to the altar, and then crushed it.What develops is an engrossing record of a young and troubled life, one both beautiful and ugly, innocent and corrupt, lost and then found. And wrapped in its literary sinew is a cast of characters as diverse and engaging as the stars, and an impassioned love story sure to transcend time.What readers are saying:“Timeless…provocative.”“Characters so real you'd swear this was a true account.”“A brilliant read!”Alone Among People is D. M. Anthony's first novel. He lives in California where he's at work on his next book.This review is from: Alone Among People (Paperback)A Compelling and Heart Warming Story, September 25, 2012"Alone Among People is at once an engaging, moving story and a provocative statement about the thin line between thriving and sinking into an abyss as inescapable as quicksand. Its timeless and uplifting messages of hope conquering despair, healing borne of love and care, and peace at discovering one's identity are an inspiration. The author's empathy for the characters and their plight betrays knowledge of what he writes, and offers the reader a unique glimpse into a vulnerable and intimate place… his heart. I recommend this book to anyone who has traveled through the anguish of darkness and longed for the light; it may just guide your way."

You Are Not A Failure by Kristi Patrice Carter

Title You Are Not a Failure
Author Kristi Patrice Carter
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2017-07-24
Category
Total Pages 110
ISBN 1973855089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You are NOT a failure! Even if it sometimes feels like nothing is going your way, you are NOT out of options. It's time to adopt a "no fail" approach to life - and fast. You are NOT a FAILURE: How to Change Your Mindset from Struggle to Victory will teach you everything you need to know to turn your life around. Inside, you'll learn to: -Change your "why me?" mindset from struggle to victory -Have a positive and no-limit attitude -Reprogram your mind to achieve ultimate success -Change your personal narrative and belief system -Become a warrior who is empowered by setbacks -And so much more! If you're ready for wonderful changes in your life, BUY your copy today!

Life Poems by LaVerne Avant

Title Life Poems
Author LaVerne Avant
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-09-30
Category
Total Pages 117
ISBN 1696465877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The constant physical challenge that LaVerne has endured for over six decades from a body diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, in no way compares to the emotional pain she has endured for many years, often from those who once professed to care deeply for her. It is in these circumstances that she has found herself, not only trapped in body--but also in mind and spirit. In writing "Life Poems",:aVerne finds refuge as she expressed herself by pouring out her sorrows as well as her triumphs. Somewhere deep inside her she realized the necessity of this process. Like the necessity of lancing a wound to drain the infection away, LaVerne instinctively knew that the words that filled this book had to pour forth to stop her experiences from changing her inner soul forever. In the pages of this book you will find poems that will touch your spirit. Some of them may even stir your remembrance of past hurts that have been overcome, or they may help to heal pain that you may still be experiencing. Whatever the case, hopefully, LaVerne's words will empower you to have the courage to dredge up that which you may not even know is emotionally weighing you down, so you can discard past pain to make room for a future you truly deserve.

Title The Traveler s Education
Author Neil Patel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-07-21
Category
Total Pages 88
ISBN 1535384786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In your life you come to a point when thinking about doing something just doesn't do it for you anymore. Each of us walks on this world for a purpose with particular talents and predispositions. These forces shape us and they drive our every action. My actions told me I was an adventurer at heart. However, soon I realized life was not just about being on the road. I began to broaden my thinking. I considered the bigger picture. What were the benefits of doing all this? More importantly, how is this helping anyone else besides me? Is the road even benefiting me or am I lost in my self-delusion? After six years of pursuing my adventures, I began to think what would be the best way to give back. I sat down and asked myself, what do I know? How can I present what I know? And how can it best benefit people? This book is the result of seeking an answer to these questions. By combining poetry, personal stories, and descriptive narratives, this book delivers a one of a kind piece aiming to merge skills, passion and vision and makes a compelling argument to get out and hit the Road of Life. Entertaining, insightful, and inspirational, this book presents the value of the road and how to utilize it to succeed in many aspects of life. Like the road, this book has a direction of education, but leaves room for the reader to explore and find value in areas specific to them.#1 International Best Selling Book #1 Travel Writing (USA) #1 Travel (USA) #1 Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Travel (USA) #2 Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Self-Help (USA) #2 Motivational (USA) #2 Essays & Travelogues (UK) #1 Essays & Travelogues (Germany) #3 Motivation (Germany) #1 Essays & Travelogues (Canada) #3 Motivational (Canada) #7 Essays & Travelogues (AUS) #8 Tourism (Brazil) #5 Travel Writing (India) #1 Tourism (Mexico)

Cold Gather by Tom Buechler

Title Cold Gather
Author Tom Buechler
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-08-01
Category
Total Pages 306
ISBN 0615665721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cold Gather begins as notorious, self-destructive glassblower Neil Bishop is diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable tumor. Told he has less than six months to live, he turns to his old friend, Jack Scanlon, to organize a Pre-Wake Party in their hometown to say good-bye to his friends. At the party, Jack gets his first real look at Neil's live-in lover of four years, Marla Stone. Neil has often vividly described Marla's fiendish temper and consuming libido. Jack is instantly pole-axed by her poise, her smoky beauty and her sensuality, generating this inebriated exchange at the end of the day;"I turned to my dear friend, this man with whom I had howled at the moon and raised so much hell across the years and said, 'Of course you realize that, as soon as you're cold, I'm coming after Marla.'He squeezed my shoulder, smiled broadly and said, 'You should do that. She'd be good for you.'He had never been more wrong, but sometimes we hear only what we want. I could not ignore an imprimatur like this."Neil is dead within three months of the party.It had been rumored over many years, (although no one had seen them), that Neil had finally completed his masterwork; seven large works of molded glass he called "The Deadly Sins." In 1994, he had given the first piece, "Lust", to Jack for safekeeping. The existence and whereabouts of the other six pieces were unknown until Jack's first trip to visit Marla in California. As an intensely passionate relationship unfolds between Marla and Jack, she finally takes him to see five mind-blowing pieces; Envy, Gluttony, Anger, Pride and Sloth-- bequeathed to her by Neil.Beautifully written, Tom Buechler's muscular first novel revolves around the tempestuous, often explosive, relationship between Jack and Marla as they fall in and out of love during their search for the missing Seventh Sin--Greed.In Cold Gather, Buechler showcases his trademark earthy dialogue and his unique gift for creating offbeat characters. He has crafted a robust story that is smart, bold and darkly funny with a satisfyingly twisted finale.

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

Title Goldenrod
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-07-27
Category Poetry
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781982185077
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“To read Maggie Smith is to embrace the achingly precious beauty of the present moment.” —Time From the award-winning poet and bestselling author of Keep Moving and Good Bones, a stunning poetry collection that celebrates the beauty and messiness of life. With her breakout bestseller Keep Moving, Maggie Smith captured the nation with her “meditations on kindness and hope” (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday life—a hallway mirror, a rock found in her son’s pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the road—she reveals the magic of the present moment. Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone “doesn’t observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands.”​ Slate called Smith’s “superpower as a writer” her “ability to find the perfect concrete metaphor for inchoate human emotions and explore it with empathy and honesty.” The poems in Goldenrod celebrate the contours of daily life, explore and delight in the space between thought and experience, and remind us that we decide what is beautiful.

Keep Moving by Maggie Smith

Title Keep Moving
Author Maggie Smith
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781982132088
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR “A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe “Powerful essays on loss, endurance, and renewal.” —People Cosmopolitan’s “Best Nonfiction Books of 2020” Marie Claire’s “2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now” Parade’s “25 Self-Help Books To Get Your 2020 Off On The Right Foot” The Washington Post’s “What to Read in 2020 Based on the Books You Loved in 2019” For fans of Cheryl Strayed and Anne Lamott, a collection of quotes and essays on facing life’s challenges with creativity, courage, and resilience. When Maggie Smith, the award-winning author of the viral poem “Good Bones,” started writing inspirational daily Twitter posts in the wake of her divorce, they unexpectedly caught fire. In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, Maggie writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next?

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