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Sky Above Clouds

By Wendy L. Miller,Gene D. Cohen
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780199371433
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 990
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Through their scientific research and clinical practice, husband and wife team Gene D. Cohen and Wendy L. Miller uncovered new clues about how the aging mind can build resilience and continue growth, even during times of grave illness, thus setting aside the traditional paradigm of aging as a time of decline. Cohen, considered one of the founding fathers of geriatric psychiatry, describes what happens to the brain as it ages and the potential that is often overlooked. Miller, an expressive arts therapist and educator, highlights stories of creative growth in the midst of illness and loss encountered through her clinical practice. Together, Cohen and Miller show that with the right tools, the uncharted territory of aging and illness can, in fact, be navigated. In this book, the reader finds the real story of not only Cohen's belief in potential, but also how he and his family creatively used it in facing his own serous health challenges. With Miller's insights and expressive psychological writing, Sky Above Clouds tells the inside story of how attitude, community, creativity, and love shape a life, with or without health, even to our dying. Cohen and Miller draw deeply on their own lessons learned as they struggle through aging, illness, and loss within their own family and eventually Cohen's own untimely death. What happens when the expert on aging begins to age? And what happens when the therapist who helps others cope with illness and loss is forced to confront her own responses to these experiences? The result is a richly informative and emotional journey of growth.

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Book Summary:

Modern man Mike de Wolf gets stranded in a pirate adventure being written by his friend Horace Hackett and finds himself fighting for his life as the villainous Miguel de Lobo, while trying to figure out how to extricate himself from Horace's fatal plot.

Rise of Endymion

By Dan Simmons
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Isbn : 9780307781925
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: rise-of-endymion.pdf

Book Summary:

The magnificent conclusion to one of the greatest science fiction sagas of our time The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. Now her protector, Raul Endymion, one-time shepherd and convicted murderer, must help her deliver her startling message to her growing army of disciples. But first they must embark on a final spectacular mission to discover the underlying meaning of the universe itself. They have been followed on their journey by the mysterious Shrike--monster, angel, killing machine--who is about to reveal the long-held secret of its origin and purpose. And on the planet of Hyperion, where the story first began, the final revelation will be delivered--an apocalyptic message that unlocks the secrets of existence and the fate of humankind in the galaxy.

The Mover

By John Gardner Wilder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781483615837
  • Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: the-mover.pdf

Book Summary:

The Mover is fictional of history of Charles Wilkins, a young carpenter from the English Midlands, emigrating to the American Midwest in 1838. Securing passage on the merchant ship, Adam Fletcher, he is asked by the ships captain to take over the medical duties of the injured ship carpenter. Setting a broken leg of an injured sailor, Charles impresses fellow traveler Kate Hale, the captains niece, who is returning from a year with cousins were she has learned the etiquette and habits of an English lady. Their friendship becomes a voyage-long love affair. Fellow traveler, reverend Fishbourne, explores with Charles troubles facing lower English classes, especially alcoholism, while observing Fishbourne has a drinking a problem. The last of four passengers, Blanchard, a Wedgwood pottery salesman turns out to be someone other than what he represents, and a key figure in a crime affecting Kate, Charles and the ships captain. Atlantic winter storms, a knock down blow, dangerous ice, superstitious sailors, cold food and seasickness were encountered on the days at sea. Friendship of the first mate, Corey Bigelow allows Charles time at the helm. High above the deck in the crows nest, he learns ocean travel through the eyes of a sailor, not just a paying passenger. Crossing the Allegheny Mountains in late winter, highway robbers, a wrecked stage, a frightening river crossing, and the voluptuous daughter of a U. S. senator were part of his travels to the American interior. The vision of this novel came from an 1831 family diary. My interest in history developed early, before I received a B.A. in history at the University of Virginia. As a youth, cash earned from a paper route, funded the purchase of my first sail boat at age 15. In my summer college years, I was dock and harbor master, and sailing instructor at a Long Island yacht club near New London, Connecticut. Later I owned a 32 sail boat, enjoying sailing beyond the sight of land. Recent trips to the English Cotswolds, Midlands and the coast of Ireland took me to areas covered in this book. I have traveled over the routes and visited the communities Charles saw in his travels from New York to the Midwest.

The Enchanted Writes: The Complete Boxset

By Odette C. Bell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Odette C. Bell
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 475
  • File Pdf: the-enchanted-writes.pdf

Book Summary:

The complete The Enchanted Writes series. Follow Henrietta and Hellier on their fight for the city and each other in this five-book boxset. Henrietta’s painfully boring. She’s uncoordinated, unsuccessful, and entirely unlucky in love. That all changes when a strange man walks into her life talking of witches, magic, and warriors. Soon she finds her life turned upside down, and any semblance of normality banished for good as she’s dragged into an ancient fight for magic. There’s a mysterious, dangerous man at its heart, and she soon learns fate has one thing in mind for them. And it isn’t to fight. …. The Enchanted Writes follows a ditzy hero and her dangerous nemesis fighting to save their city. If you love your urban fantasies with action, heart, and a splash of romance, grab The Enchanted Writes: The Complete Series today and soar free with an Odette C. Bell boxset.

The Enchanted Writes Book Four

By Odette C. Bell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Odette C. Bell
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 798
  • File Pdf: the-enchanted-writes-book-four.pdf

Book Summary:

Henrietta is fresh out of luck. Witch attacks increase in the lead up to the election, and to make it more complex, warrior nuns are in town. Though it's hard, she can deal with it. There's something she can't deal with, though: Hellier. He's everywhere. Is he stalking her? Does he know? Though she's always tried her hardest to keep her identity a secret, there comes an end to everything. …. The Enchanted Writes follows a ditzy hero and her dangerous nemesis fighting to save their city. If you love your urban fantasies with action, heart, and a splash of romance, grab The Enchanted Writes Book Four today and soar free with an Odette C. Bell series.

The Collectors

By Greg Jolley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BHC Press
  • Isbn : 9781643971797
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 132
  • File Pdf: the-collectors.pdf

Book Summary:

Pierce Danser’s soon-to-be ex-wife, the glamorous actress Pauline Place, has disappeared. She’s been kidnapped by a very dangerous man, intent on adding her to his bizarre and twisted collection. But Pierce is determined to find and rescue her, no matter the obstacles, even if it means the loss of his own life. The clock is ticking, his resources are slim, and he’s up against a sick man with a twisted, cruel vision.

Georgia O'Keeffe

By Nancy J. Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 9781780234663
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 846
  • File Pdf: georgia-o-keeffe.pdf

Book Summary:

Georgia O’Keeffe, the most famous woman artist of American modernism and a pioneer in abstract art, created a vision without precedent. She expressed the grandeur of her world in the Southwest, from the high desert mesas to the smallest flower, with fierce independence. And a separate world has risen up around her fame: from the photographic nudes of her by Alfred Stieglitz to the iconic images of her, years later, set in the stunning landscapes of New Mexico. In this book, Nancy J. Scott draws on extensive sources—including many of O’Keeffe’s letters—to offer a sensitive and incisive examination of her groundbreaking works, their evolution, and how their reception has been caught in conflicts between O’Keeffe’s inner self and public persona. Following the young artist as her path-breaking, abstract charcoal landscapes caught the attention of gallery impresario Stieglitz, Scott tells the story of their partnership, of Stieglitz’s nudes, and the development of O’Keeffe’s early reputation as a sexually inspired, Freudian-minded artist. Scott explores the independent expression that O’Keeffe forged in opposition to the interpretations of her abstract work and the hybrid space that O’Keeffe’s works came to inhabit. Ultimately, she blended the abstract with the real in interpretations of flowers, bones, shells, rocks, and landscapes, which would become her hallmark subjects. Unique to this biography is the inclusion of her letters—which have only recently been made available. They show that her words can be just as revelatory as her paintings, and they offer the intimate voice of an artist alive in an era of great artistic development. The result is a succinct yet comprehensive account of one of the most prolific and important artists of the twentieth century.

The String Weavers (The String Weavers - Book 1)

By J.A. Marlow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Star Catcher Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781937042080
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: the-string-weavers.pdf

Book Summary:

Disappearing food. Music no one else hears. An alien dropped off by a giant flaming Phoenix... Here on Earth? Seriously? And what did this all have to do with the bracelet she's worn all her life? To make a situation even stranger, a dangerous group of travelers appear out of nowhere. They demand help from the alien… with travel across universes. Abducted from Earth, teenager Kelsey Hale finds herself thrust into a deadly adventure among alien worlds and alternate universes. She must not only survive, but also find a way to rescue her father. In the process she will discover a family secret that will change her life forever. With the mysterious Weavers connecting it all. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire

Encyclopedia of New Mexico

By Nancy Capace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Somerset Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9780403096077
  • Pages : 437
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 573
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-new-mexico.pdf

Book Summary:

The Encyclopedia of New Mexico contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Fearsome Journeys

By Scott Lynch,Glen Cook,Trudi Canavan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Isbn : 9781849975667
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 495
  • File Pdf: fearsome-journeys.pdf

Book Summary:

How do you encompass all the worlds of the imagination? Within fantasy’s scope lies every possible impossibility, from dragons to spirits, from magic to gods, and from the unliving to the undying. In Fearsome Journeys, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan sets out on a quest to find the very limits of the unlimited, collecting twelve brand new stories by some of the most popular and exciting names in epic fantasy from around the world. With original fiction from Scott Lynch, Saladin Ahmed, Trudi Canavan, K J Parker, Kate Elliott, Jeffrey Ford, Robert V S Redick, Ellen Klages, Glen Cook, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Kushner, Ysabeau S. Wilce and Daniel Abraham, Fearsome Journeys explores the whole range of the fantastic.