The Awakening

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kate Chopin
  • ISBN : 3849644030
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 303
  • Readers : 4796

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mrs. Chopin's most ambitious work, and that by many regarded as her greatest achievement, is 'The Awakening'. It was written in the belief that in this larger form she could best develop the qualities of her talent. The book shows breadth of view, sincerity, art of the finest kind, a deep knowledge of the woman soul, and accurate individualized character delineation. Edna, the wife of Leonce Pontellier, and mother of two children, is aroused by the simple love of a young Creole to the knowledge of demands in her rich passionate nature that cannot be satisfied by her wifely and maternal duties.Without a fitting education she tries to realize her self at the expense of her functions. Meeting with insurmountable obstacles in society and in her own soul, she surrenders life rather than her new independence.

The Book of Awakening

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Mark Nepo
  • ISBN : 1633411672
  • Publisher : Red Wheel
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 7927

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A new edition of the #1 NYT’s bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time” and “a consummate storyteller.” Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of Nepo’s journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. He speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.

The Awakening

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • ISBN : 1250272602
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 7751

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening. In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own... When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars. This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny...

Starseed R/evolution

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dr. Richard Horowitz
  • ISBN : 163758170X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 8890

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Earth is in peril. Is the only hope for salvation a five-year-old, half-human, half-Arcturian prince and a master Starseed mystic? Enter the extraordinary world of Crown Prince Ian, the last surviving heir of the Royal Arcturian Family of Antwar. He’s half-human, half-alien, with an IQ approaching 200 and a penchant for Swiss chocolates and defending humanity from itself. Is he Earth’s savior from climate change? Or, as his genetic grandmother would say, only another mensch? Written in 2100—in the tradition of Marcus Aurelius, Winston Churchill, Sun Tzu, and Kanye West—Prince Ian recounts firsthand the most thrilling and critical years of the Orion Wars, an intergalactic struggle between good, evil, and the merely tolerable. From space reptiles pulling the strings in D.C. to sperm-gathering Greys at the Battle of Woodstock and the terrifying realities of global warming, Prince Ian shares his deepest observations and memories to inspire readers throughout the cosmos to think, laugh, and ascend. A Gulliver’s Travels for the twenty-third century, Starseed R/evolution provides satire, adventure, pop psychology, mystical exploration, and a breath of fresh air in a world choking on its own hubris. From the New York Times bestselling mind of a controversial world-renowned scientist comes a work audacious in its scope and startling in its ultimate message of the ecocide facing our planet, including real solutions and a reading experience you will never forget.

The Awakening of Miss Prim

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
  • ISBN : 1476734259
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4194

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way. Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside. Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love—nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky or would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery, and fireside debate. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.

The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jaimal Yogis
  • ISBN : 1338660446
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1696

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Grace and her friends must protect a newly hatched dragon from mysterious evildoers. When Grace moves to Hong Kong with her mom and new stepdad, her biggest concern is making friends at her fancy new boarding school. But when a mysterious old woman gifts her a dragon egg during a field trip, Grace discovers that the wonderful stories of dragons she heard when she was a young girl might actually be real--especially when the egg hatches overnight. The dragon has immense powers that Grace has yet to understand. And that puts them both in danger from mysterious forces intent on abusing the dragon's power. And now it's up to Grace and her school friends to uncover the sinister plot threatening the entire city!

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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  • Category : Adultery
  • Author : Kate Chopin
  • ISBN : 1613102992
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 5571

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: WHEN IT FIRST APPEARED IN 1899, THE AWAKENING WAS GREETED WITH CRIES OF OUTRAGE. THE NOVEL'S FRANK PORTRAYAL OF A WOMAN'S EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND SEXUAL AWAKENING SHOCKED THE SENSIBILITIES OF THE TIME AND DESTROYED THE AUTHOR'S REPUTATION AND CAREER.

The Awakening of Intelligence

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : J. Krishnamurti
  • ISBN : 1912875020
  • Publisher : Krishnamurti Foundation Trust UK
  • Number of Pages : 298
  • Readers : 7779

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of 'cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.

The Awakening of the Soul

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufail
  • ISBN : 1465584307
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Number of Pages : 86
  • Readers : 8341

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Everything, Everything

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Nicola Yoon
  • ISBN : 0385683669
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 9987

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times Bestseller My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

The Awakening

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kate Chopin
  • ISBN : 0241341434
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 9743

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude' When 'The Awakening' was first published in 1899, charges of sordidness and immorality seemed to consign it into obscurity and irreparably damage its author's reputation. But a century after her death, it is widely regarded as Kate Chopin's great achievement. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Chopin shows the transformation of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, who - with tragic consequences - refuses to be caged by married and domestic life, and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

The Awakening

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Neville
  • ISBN : 1466981660
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 558
  • Readers : 4116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: If one is looking for answers to the meaning of life and how to make a happier, richer existence—e.g., relationships, finances, health—then Neville’s teaching from personal experience, testimonies from students, and his amazing visions paralleling and explaining the mysteries of the Old and New Testament will answer those questions. Learn his techniques, unleash your power to create, believe in your imaginal acts, and no power in this world can stop the desired results from appearing in your world. It’s the only creative power, one that everyone is operating moment to moment. Learning how to direct it deliberately is essential to producing loving, positive changes in one’s life. These 1963 lectures also begin a nine-year odyssey of discovering the deepest meanings of six visions of the End that had unfolded in Neville (1959–1963). The visions are the signs that this long journey as limited man, the terrible opacity and contraction, is over, that the purpose of human life has been completed—man has endured and overcome six thousand years of amnesia plus the fires of experience and has emerged victorious. He’s been transformed by his inner being (I AM, God) back into the divinity he truly is . . . and always was.

The Awakening Course

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Joe Vitale
  • ISBN : 9780470948682
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7172

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The complete mind, body, and spiritual transformation based on a highly successful course—now in paperback! The Awakening Course is Joe Vitale's most recent breakthrough program explaining the four stages of awakening. This thought-provoking book builds on everything Vitale has written and recorded to date, taking you to a whole new level of personal and professional transcendence. This book offers a proven step-by-step approach for finding and achieving your goals and desires through a complete mind, body, and spiritual transformation. Discover new perspectives on money, role models, and the power of your unconscious Re-state complaints into positive life-changing intentions, and turn your fears into a catalyst for success 5 steps for attracting anything or anyone into your life Joe Vitale is the author of the bestselling The Attractor Factor and The Key Let The Awakening Course take you to a place of transcendence.

A New Earth

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Eckhart Tolle
  • ISBN : 1101010894
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 7017

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The 10th anniversary edition of A New Earth with a new preface by Eckhart Tolle. With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.

The Awakening of Malcolm X

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Ilyasah Shabazz,Tiffany D. Jackson
  • ISBN : 0374313318
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 201
  • Readers : 3001

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson. No one can be at peace until he has his freedom. In Charlestown Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares, Malcolm drifts through days, unsure of his future. Slowly, he befriends other prisoners and writes to his family. He reads all the books in the prison library, joins the debate team and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm grapples with race, politics, religion, and justice in the 1940s. And as his time in jail comes to an end, he begins to awaken -- emerging from prison more than just Malcolm Little: Now, he is Malcolm X. Here is an intimate look at Malcolm X's young adult years. While this book chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.

A Radical Awakening

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Shefali Tsabary
  • ISBN : 0062985914
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8827

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

Journey of Awakening

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Ram Dass
  • ISBN : 0307812480
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 1602

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Find the practice that’s right for you with this exploration of the many paths of meditation—from mantra, prayer, singing, visualizations, and “just sitting” to movement meditations such as tai chi “Everyone has experienced a moment of pure awareness. A moment without thinking ‘I am aware’ or ‘that is a tree.’ Such moments bring a sense of rightness, of clarity, of being at one. Such moments are the essence of meditation.”—Ram Dass Ram Dass is an American psychologist and spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years. Here he shares his understanding and suggests how you can find methods suitable for you. He illuminates the stages and benefits of meditative practice, and provides wise and often humorous advice on overcoming difficulties along the way.

THE TREES

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Conrad Richter
  • ISBN : 0804150990
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 8115

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “They moved along in the bobbing, springy gait of a family that followed the woods as some families follow the sea.” In that first sentence Conrad Richter sets the mood of this magnificent epic of the American wilderness. Toward the close of the eighteenth century the land west of the Alleghenies and north of the Ohio river was an unbroken sea of trees. Beneath them the forest trails were dark, silent, and lonely, brightened only by a few lost beams of sunlight. Here the Lucketts, a wild, woodsfaring family, lived their roaming life, pushing ever westward as the frontier advanced and as new settlements threatened their isolation. Richter has written, not a historical novel, of which there are so many, but a novel of authentic early American life, of which there are so few. It is the primitive story of Worth Luckett, the hunter, and of Jary, his woman; of Genny, Wyitt, Achsa, and Sulie, their woods-wild children; of the bound boy and the Solitary and Jake Tench; but principally of the oldest girl, Sayward Luckett, whos people as far back as she knew had always been hunters and gunsmiths to hunters, but who, through the quiet, growing, and yet tragic oppression of the trees, turns her back at last on her life as a hunter’s child and becomes a tiller of the soil. This novel of great lyrical beauty and high excitement tells the story of the transition of American pioneers from the ways of the wilderness to the ways of civilization. Here is the true American epic. Here is the raw adventure, swift and cruel in its episodes; but here too is the poetry of loneliness. Here is a portrait of frontier life as it really must have seemed to the pioneers. Here in short is a masterpiece by the man who gave us The Sea of Grass.

The Little Book of Awakening

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Mark Nepo
  • ISBN : 1609259319
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 2095

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Book of Awakening has become a modern classic, a spiritual guide for living in hard times and good times that speaks to the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, this spiritual favorite, chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, is available in a special pocket-sized jacketed hardcover edition, perfect for the gift-giving season. The Little Book of Awakening takes some of the very best wisdom from The Book of Awakening and distills it into a set of weekly readings. Each week explores a theme, such as abundance, awareness, blessing, interdependence, presence, opportunity, being heard, being real, and facing our suffering. Nepo writes about spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, his words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. The Little Book of Awakening is the ideal inspirational gift for any occasion.

The Art of Awakening

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Konchog Lhadrepa,Charlotte Davis
  • ISBN : 0834840618
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 8145

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A presentation on the Tibetan Buddhist path to enlightenment, through the lens of an artist's eye and experience. The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path. This work, based on the author's landmark Tibetan text, The Path to Liberation, includes basic Buddhist teachings and practices, clearly pointing out the relevance of these for both the sacred artist and the practitioner, along with an overview of the history and iconography of Buddhist art.

The Road

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 6027

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • ISBN : 1668445123
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 779
  • Readers : 8794

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Global society has always been impacted by the perception of gender. While gender roles may differ in certain cultures, many cultures around the world have allowed for the disempowerment and objectification of women. Women today still struggle for gender equality whether it be professionally, socially, or even legally. To examine feminism thoroughly, however, thorough analysis must be conducted on all genders and perceptions. The Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions explores the application of feminist theory and women empowerment in the 21st century and the role that gender plays in society. This book analyzes media representation, gender performativity, and theory to present a comprehensive view of gender and society. Covering topics such as masculinity, women empowerment, and gender equality, this two-volume comprehensive major reference work is an essential resource for sociologists, community leaders, human resource managers, activists, students and professors of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

Sanin (沙寧)

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Number of Pages : 47
  • Readers : 3528

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The Giver

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 0547345909
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 3744

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Tropical Dream Palaces

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Odile Goerg
  • ISBN : 0197530958
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 6228

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Many studies focus on film in Africa. Few, however, study cinema as a leisure activity: one that has influenced several generations and opened up spaces to dream, discuss or contest. Movie theatres offered a break from the daily routine, as places of escape and of education. Cinema was also potentially subversive, offering an alternative to colonial discourse. Tropical Dream Palaces seeks to trace this history in a West African context: of broadening horizons on the one hand, and of censorship and control on the other. It fills a historiographic void, following cinema's arrival in the region in the early twentieth century up until the Independence era, and also looking further afield to Central Africa and its different models. Goerg addresses questions of film distribution in colonial times; of screening venues, their implantation, spread and different categories; while also focusing on audiences, their gender or age; the acquisition of a film culture; and the impact of screening foreign images. Her book draws on extremely varied sources to paint a broad picture of this cinematographic landscape: archives, the accounts of African and European spectators or administrators, novels, autobiographies, the local press, interviews and iconography.

The Awakening of Latin America

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Ernesto Che Guevara
  • ISBN : 1644211653
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 2776

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This classic anthology on Latin America shows the Argentine-born revolutionary's cultural depth, rigorous intellect, and intense emotional engagement with a continent and its people. In a letter to his mother in 1954, a young Ernesto Guevara wrote, “The Americas will be the theater of my adventures in a way that is much more significant than I would have believed.” In The Awakening of Latin America we have the story of those adventures, charting Che’s evolution from an impressionable young medical student to the “heroic guerrilla,” assassinated in cold blood in Bolivia. Spanning seventeen years, this anthology draws on from his family’s personal archives and offers the best of Che’s writing: examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters, and even poems. As Che documents his early travels through Latin America, his involvement in the Guatemalan and Cuban revolutions, and his rise to international prominence under Fidel Castro, we see how his fervent commitment to social justice shaped and was shaped by the continent he called home. Nearly half of this book is published for the first time and pre-dates Che’s arrival in Cuba with Fidel Castro’s guerrilla expedition in 1956. Also included are his notes for his unfinished book, The Social Role of Doctors in Latin America.

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : L. J. Smith
  • ISBN : 0062064738
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 276
  • Readers : 9802

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries! A deadly love triangle. Elena Gilbert is a high school golden girl, used to getting what she wants. And who she wants. But when the boy she’s set her sights on—the handsome and haunted Stefan—isn’t interested, she’s confused. She could never know the real reason Stefan is struggling to resist her: Stefan is a vampire, and Elena’s in danger just by being around him. What’s more, Stefan’s dark, dangerous vampire brother Damon has just arrived in town. And wherever Damon goes, trouble always follows. Perfect for fans of Midnight Sun, The Beautiful, and Crave, this first book in the New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series by L. J. Smith will introduce new readers to the heart-stopping suspense, fierce romances, and jaw-dropping surprises that captured millions of fans and inspired the hit TV show.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  • Category : Humor
  • Author : The Gang
  • ISBN : 006222512X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4943

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Gang" from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia attempts their most ill-conceived, get-rich quick scheme yet: publishing a “self-help book” to hilarious, sometimes dangerous, and often revolting, results. The Gang may have finally found their golden ticket. Left alone to close down Paddy’s Pub one night, Charlie Kelly inadvertently scored himself, and his friends, the opportunity of a lifetime—a book deal with a real publishing company, real advance money, and a real(ly confused) editor. While his actual ability to read and write remains unclear, Charlie sealed the deal with some off-the-cuff commentary on bird law and the nuances of killing rats (and maybe with the help of some glue fumes in the basement with an unstable editor on a bender). While The Gang is stunned by the news, and the legally binding, irrevocable contract left on the bar, they are also ready to rise to the task and become millionaires—and of course, help Charlie actually write the book. In their own inimitable voices, Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and Frank weigh in on important topics like Relationships, Financial Success and Career, Fashion and Personal Grooming, Health and Diet, and Survival Skills, providing insane advice, tips, tricks, and recipes (Rum Ham anyone?) as only they can. Fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia rejoice and welcome the most influential work in the history of the written word (or at least since the script for The Nightman Cometh): The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today.

Unveiling Kate Chopin

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  • Category : Authors, American
  • Author : Emily Toth
  • ISBN : 9781604737066
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Number of Pages : 290
  • Readers : 8240

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Chronicles the life of American author Kate Chopin and discusses how her novel "The Awakening" was viewed by society when it was first published, why she is considered a feminist, how her personal life influenced her writing, and other related topics.

Faith, Hope, and Sustainability

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Cybelle T. Shattuck
  • ISBN : 1438482000
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6521

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably. Faith, Hope, and Sustainability explores the experiences of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably. A church in Maine partners with fishermen to create the first community-supported fishery, so they can make a living without overfishing. A Jewish congregation in Illinois raises extra funds to construct a green synagogue that expresses their religious mission to heal the world. Benedictine sisters in Wisconsin adopt caring for the earth as part of their mission and begin restoring one hundred acres of prairie, reviving their community in the process. Presbyterians in Virginia, dismayed by air pollution in Shenandoah National Park, take courage from their conviction that “God does not call us to do little things” and advocate for improved national air pollution policies. Stories such as these highlight the variety of environmental actions that people of faith are enacting through congregational venues. Beyond simply narrating inspiring stories, however, this book compares these case studies to explore in detail the processes through which the communities took action. In addition to examining why faith communities engage in earth care, Cybelle T. Shattuck explores how they put intention into action and how the congregational context affects what they do. She introduces an analytical framework focusing on four domains of activity—champions, faith leaders, congregations, and organizations—to explicate the full range of factors that influences how initiatives develop and whether sustainability becomes embedded in these religious organizations. Both the framework and the information on process presented in this book will be highly useful to scholars and to people of faith interested in implementing an earth-care ethic through sustainability programs. Cybelle T. Shattuck is Assistant Professor with a joint position in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. She is the author of Dharma in the Golden State: South Asian Religious Traditions in California.

The Awakening

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  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Keith B. Davis
  • ISBN : 9781462843077
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 48
  • Readers : 9675

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Embracing the Beloved

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Stephen Levine,Ondrea Levine
  • ISBN : 0307754901
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6608

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Stephen and Ondrea Levine devoted more than eighteen years to investigating the mind/body relationship, particularly as it relates to the states healing, dying, and grieving. Their work has affected healing and medical practices worldwide. In Embracing the Beloved, the Levines turn their attention to what has been "our most significant spiritual commitment—our own relationship." In this groundbreaking book, they demonstrate how to use a relationship as a means for profound inner growth and healing. Their insights and anecdotes will benefit all who are drawn to looking inward, and all who seek a relationship as a path for spiritual renewal and merciful awareness of life.

Kundalini Rising

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Various Authors
  • ISBN : 1591798426
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Number of Pages : 408
  • Readers : 4297

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: You have within you a latent energy waiting to transform your life. Known as kundalini, this legendary power is believed to catalyze spiritual evolution. But is kundalini real? And if so, how can we engage this energy to awaken our consciousness? For centuries, the secrets of kundalini have been guarded by masters and buried in esoteric texts around the globe. Kundalini Rising brings together 24 illuminating essays by some of today's most prominent voices to demystify this mysterious phenomenon. From personal accounts and yogic practices, to brain research and historical perspectives, this compelling anthology weaves together both the mystical and practical perspectives on the rise of kundalini energy to help support your own spiritual discovery. Contributors include: Lawrence Edwards, PhD; Bonnie Greenwell, PhD; Bruce Greyson, MD; Gene Keiffer; Penny Kelly; Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa; Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gopi Krishna; Olga Louchakova; David Lukoff, PhD; Andrew B. Newberg, PhD; Stuart Perrin; John Selby; Stuart Sovatsky, PhD; Swami Sivananda Radha; Dorothy Walters, PhD; John White; Whitehawk; Barbara Harris Whitfield; Charles L. Whitfield, MD; and Ken Wilber.

Spiritual Parenting

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Michelle Anthony
  • ISBN : 1434702219
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2074

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.

The Awakening Ground

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : David Chaim Smith
  • ISBN : 1620555344
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 9015

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Author David Chaim Smith offers a guide to the practice of mystical contemplation from the perspective of a highly unusual form of non-dual Kabbalah, unfettered by both religious mythology and psychological reductionism. The path articulates the ultimate quest for meaning, which seeks to pass through the clutter of the mind’s conceptual associations to nakedly and directly recognize the innate essentiality of all things known as the light of En (no) Sof (end), or the Infinite. Most mainstream conventional schools of Kabbalah hold such a radical aspiration to be inapproachable at best, and heretical at worst. • The work introduces six stages that articulate how the mind breaks through its own restrictive habitual reflexes to awaken to the ground of En Sof, which is the mind’s essential nature • Each stage is illustrated by the author’s own original works of art and line diagrams • Draws upon obscure sources such as the 13th-century Kabbalistic text Fountain of Wisdom, various alchemical and gnostic texts, and the writings of Isaac the Blind The author reveals how meaning never remains static--its nature is to move, transmit, and display--yet its precious potential becomes buried under layers of mental constructs. He explains how the mind’s habits and reflexes impose structures of containment that try to make sense out of phenomena, but these very structures actually obscure their essence completely. Smith’s experiential path to gnostic awakening reveals how, in the wake of the lesser concerns of the conceptual mind, primordial purity shines in resonances of vast poetic beauty, if a sensibility of wonder, awe, and delight is cultivated. Offering a step-by-step analysis to the ecstatic aspects of contemplative revelation, David Chaim Smith explores how to ride the razor’s edge of the paradox to coax the mind from the sleep of habituation towards the culmination of gnosis. Although the process is described within the traditional symbol system of kabbalah, its import is a truly radical exponent of extreme mysticism.

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kate Chopin
  • ISBN : 1467797693
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Number of Pages : 242
  • Readers : 4918

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This collection of Kate Chopin's works includes her novel The Awakening and eight of her most well-known short stories. The Awakening was condemned by most critics when it was first published in 1899 but now is celebrated for its early feminist views. Chopin advocates for women's rights in this novel, chronicling a housewife's evolution from an obedient wife and mother into a liberated, independent woman. Also included in this collection is Chopin's celebrated short story "Desiree's Baby," which addresses the subject of racial prejudice. The novel and stories in this unabridged collection reflect the best of this American author's life work, published over the years from 1893 until after her death in 1904.

The Buddha's Wife

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Janet Surrey,Samuel Shem
  • ISBN : 1476710198
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9945

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment. What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodhara’s journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and “ordinary” relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary meditation, Yasodhara’s experience speaks of “The Path of Right Relation,” of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddha’s Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara’s fascinating story, and the second part is a “how-to” reader’s companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern seeker. Her story provides a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey.

Why Did Yahweh and His Son Yahshuah Say What They Said?

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  • Category : Bibles
  • Author : Dr. Justin G. Prock
  • ISBN : 1698700970
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 836
  • Readers : 4482

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: YAHWEH (The LORD God) and His Son YAHSHUAH (Jesus Christ) made statements with regard to Eschatology that have been “Spiritualized” for over a Millennium, which has led to the belief in Universalism, the belief that YAHSHUAH died for EVERYONE. Well, after one studies the original languages of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, the message of the Kingdom of God was preached to and accepted by a certain House in the Bible. The other House rejected this message, and YAHSHUAH punished that House by taking the Kingdom away from them and giving It to another nation bringing forth fruit. There are only the House of Israel, the House of Judah, and the House of David, mentioned in the Bible. All three existed then, as they do today. However, most of today’s Babylonian Priesthood/Churchianity refuses to accept the secular historical position with regard to the House of Israel, and who they are today. The people groups, which YAHWEH and YAHSHUAH addressed, still exist today. However, these people are all mixed-up, and known by different names, but they DO exist. This book goes back to the origin of these people groups in the Bible, and brings them forward to the present using their old names, in order to understand Eschatology. This brings us to the major question of, “Is the Bible only about Israel?” And, if so, how does it affect our Eschatology today? This book answers these hard questions...

Spiritual and Galactic Awakening

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Judith L. Cameron Ph.D.
  • ISBN : 1982234741
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 6347

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book by Judith L. Cameron, Ph.D. is the continuation of her true story of her ongoing encounters with benevolent extraterrestrials and the education that she has received from them throughout her life. She began sharing her story in her first book, “Caught Between Two Worlds...A Journey Through Time. She had a lucid dream that told her that part of her life’s work was to train to be an ambassador-a liaison between Earth humans and extraterrestrials when the star visitors come en masse on their first contact mission. Follow Judy’s continuing adventure from being a child of six and meeting her first extraterrestrials to her present-day encounters which have occurred in many different ways. Judy talks about the remarkable things she has learned from these benevolent beings, disclosure, and the awakening of the masses. She will take you around the world sharing with you the stargates that are present and who is assumed to have built them. Traveling around the globe to exotic places such as Bora Bora, Orpheus Island, Australia on the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, the great American Southwest, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Cairo, Egypt, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Judy’s story will enchant and at times, captivate you. Working as a public-school teacher for forty years teaching all grade levels, and at NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as an educational consultant, along with her work as a doctor of clinical hypnotherapy, have given Judy the background and credibility that she needs to carry out her mission. Follow Judy now as you learn of the wonderful possibilities for our future Earth.

Dreams of Awakening

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Charlie Morley
  • ISBN : 178180222X
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9907

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This text is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also the innovative new techniques of mindfulness of dream and sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created.