No One is Here Except All of Us

Author: Ramona Ausubel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101559829

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the award-winning author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty. In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. Their tribe has moved and escaped for thousands of years- across oceans, deserts, and mountains-but now, it seems, there is nowhere else to go. Danger is imminent in every direction, yet the territory of imagination and belief is limitless. At the suggestion of an eleven-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger who has washed up on the riverbank, the villagers decide to reinvent the world: deny any relationship with the known and start over from scratch. Destiny is unwritten. Time and history are forgotten. Jobs, husbands, a child, are reassigned. And for years, there is boundless hope. But the real world continues to unfold alongside the imagined one, eventually overtaking it, and soon our narrator-the girl, grown into a young mother-must flee her village, move from one world to the next, to find her husband and save her children, and propel them toward a real and hopeful future. A beguiling, imaginative, inspiring story about the bigness of being alive as an individual, as a member of a tribe, and as a participant in history, No One Is Here Except All Of Us explores how we use storytelling to survive and shape our own truths. It marks the arrival of a major new literary talent. From the Hardcover edition.

The Story of Baha'u'llah

Promised One of All Religions

Author: Druzelle Cederquist

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 3811


Chronicles the life of the founder of the Baha'i religion, a prophet and self-proclaimed dvinity who was persecuted during his lifetime. Original.

Cold Antler Farm

A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead

Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829673

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 5341


Jenna Woginrich is well loved for her essays on all that accompanies the life of a true homesteader: the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion. In Cold Antler Farm, she draws our attention to the timekeeper of such a lifestyle: the ancient agricultural year, filled with celebrations and seasonal touchstones that mark turning points in the cycles of life. Amidst these new-old holidays, we learn the stories of her beloved animals and crops. May apple blossoms become sweet fruit for rambunctious sheep in June. Come September, the apple harvest draws together neighbors for cider making under the waning summer sun. These living beings fuel one another—and the community—day to day, season by season. If we examine what living seasonally truly means, the agrarian calendar becomes a source of wisdom. How do we set down roots and break new ground in spring? How can we best nourish body and soul in the heat of deep summer? And what can we learn by simply paying more attention to the weather? Cold Antler Farm encourages us to eat and live well with respect for the natural rhythms of the year. In turn we learn what it means to be truly connected.

My Other Loneliness

Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807841174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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My Other Loneliness: Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein

Karma Chameleons

No-one said the search for happiness would be dignified . . .

Author: Tom Fordyce,Ben Dirs

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230752969

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 2293


We all need something to believe in, whether it's God, money -- or naked table tennis. But has anyone actually cracked the secret of how to live a happy life? Meet acclaimed comic bloggers Tom Fordyce and Ben Dirs, two men in search of meaning in a meaningless world of work, Facebook and microwave meals for one. It's time to become 'karma chameleons' and try some very different ways of living. What follows is a weird and wonderful year sampling life as silent monks in the far north of Scotland, and as witches in an East End coven; weeks spent living solely on the Internet as avatars, and entirely in the real world, as naked as the day they were born. And along the way, Tom and Ben encounter a whole host of odd, hilarious, charming people, all fellow travellers on a quest to find the secret of happiness . . . From the authors of We Could Be Heroes, longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

British Dramatists Since World War II

Author: Stanley Weintraub

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 679

View: 9762


The postwar theater in Britain has taken revolutionary steps, offering a wide spectrum of new drama ranging from Harold Pinter's absurdist dramas to Alan Ayckbourn's domestic comedies. Many playwrights from this period have taken bold initiatives to bring