The Society of Timid Souls

Or, How to be Brave

Author: Polly Morland

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659403

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book is a modern investigation of an ancient virtue, inspired by a group for stage-frightened musicians in 1940s Manhattan. Coinciding with the terrifying height of World War Two, it was called The Society of Timid Souls. Seventy years later, as fear about everything from terrorism to economic meltdown has become part of our daily lives, Polly Morland reconvenes the society, setting out to discover what it means to be brave in an age of anxiety. Her journey-and this book-is full of amazing people and surprising ideas. It explores how and why people are brave, from battlefield to hospital ward, circus tightrope to suburban street, disaster zone to political protest. It throws light on some of the myths and lies that surround our favourite virtue. And most of all, it asks can we learn to be brave?
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How to Be Brave

A Novel

Author: E. Katherine Kottaras

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884673

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Chosen as one of the best YA Novels of November by Bustle.com A Buzzfeed YA Book To Watch Featured on School Library Journal's Size Acceptance YA List Georgia has always lived life on the sidelines: uncomfortable with her weight, awkward, never been kissed, terrified of failing. Then her mom dies and her world is turned upside down. But instead of getting lost in her pain, she decides to enjoy life while she still can by truly living for the first time. She makes a list of ways to be brave-all the things she's always wanted to do but has been too afraid to try: learn to draw, try out for cheerleading, cut class, ask him out, kiss him, see what happens from there. But she's about to discover that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But in the process, you realize you're stronger than you ever imagined... This fearless, big-hearted, deeply moving book will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to be brave.
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How To Be Brave

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633186

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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All the stories died that morning ... until we found the one we’d always known. When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them. Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued. Poignant, beautifully written and tenderly told, How To Be Brave weaves together the contemporary story of a mother battling to save her child’s life with an extraordinary true account of bravery and a fight for survival in the Second World War. A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother’s love ... and what it really means to be brave. 'It’s a gentle book, full of emotion and it’s similar in tone to The Book Thief, a book that Rose reads with a torch under the bedclothes.’ The Irish Times ’Moving, engrossing and richly drawn, this is storytelling in its purest form ... mesmerising’ Amanda Jennings ‘An amazing story of hope and survival ... a love letter to the power of books and stories’ Nick Quantrill ‘Two family stories of loss and redemption intertwine in a painfully beautiful narrative. This book grabbed me right around my heart and didn’t let go’ Cassandra Parkin ‘Louise Beech is a natural born storyteller and this is a wonderful story’ Russ Litten ‘Beautifully written, intelligent and moving, this book will stay with you long after you reach the end’ Ruth Dugdall
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Matilda's How To Be Brave

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241432189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1898

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Matilda is BRAVE and BRILLIANT - and you can be too! Packed with GAMES, JOKES, QUIZZES and much more, this marvellous book has all the tips and tricks you need to become a REAL HERO and even stand up to THE TERRIBLE TRUNCHBULL.
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Be Brave in the Scared

How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life

Author: Mary E. Lenaburg

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594718849

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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As a parent, do you struggle with trusting God’s will for your life and for those you love? Are you tired and afraid? In Be Brave in the Scared, Catholic writer Mary Lenaburg shares how the overwhelming demands of caring for her severely disabled daughter ultimately taught her—and can teach you—that trusting in God and accepting his will can lead to profound joy, no matter what challenges you face. Be Brave in the Scared is an uplifting account of human frailty (and stubbornness) surrendered to faith. Lenaburg tells the heart-rending story of how caring for her severely disabled daughter affected her self-image, marriage, family life, and faith. Although she initially struggled to accept God’s will and her own limitations, Lenaburg ultimately learned how to trust God. She found in that trust inexplicable joy, even during the most difficult days of her life. She writes boldly and authentically about challenges we all encounter, such as trials with control, blame, exhaustion, fear, and acceptance. Each chapter concludes with an invitation to write and a place for readers to express their thoughts and feelings. Lenaburg’s extraordinary story affirms that God’s redeeming love never fails and that he is there to help us through all of the challenges we encounter.
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How to be Brave in Business and Win

Author: Shaun Smith,Andy Milligan

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749463457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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More than ever before business success depends on standing out from the crowd and delivering authentic experiences that turn your customers into advocates for your business. BOLD tells the stories of 14 companies that prove that brand building is now about completely rethinking the customer experience and redefining the relationship you have with your customers. Each inspiring story is told by the executives involved who were brave enough to pursue audacious goals, challenge industry norms and win. Winner of the E-book category of the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards (2011/12), BOLD puts the spotlight on Virgin Galactic, Innocent, O2, Air Asia X, Chilli Beans, Six Senses Resorts and Spas, Burberry, BBH, The Geek Squad, TNT Express, JCB, WWF, Umpqua Bank and Zappos.com. These inspiring case studies demonstrate that putting purpose before profit, going way beyond what customers expect and relentlessly differentiating themselves from everyone else - in other words, being bold in thought, bold in execution and bold in measuring their success in new ways - pays off.
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A Time to Be Brave

Author: Joan Betty Stuchner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385392060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Previously published as Honey Cake. An approachable introduction to World War II for ages 7–10. David Nathan’s home in Copenhagen has always been filled with laughter, family, and his father’s famous pastries. But life has changed since Nazi soldiers arrived. Sweets are scarce. His parents are worried. And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rules have made everyone nervous. Then one day, David is asked to keep a very special secret. It could get him into trouble . . . maybe even danger. But if David shows courage, this secret could save many lives. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!
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We Must Be Brave

Author: Frances Liardet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735218889

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love that we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself. "This stirring debut will work its way indelibly into your heart." --Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones One woman. One little girl. The war that changed everything. December 1940. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is. Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when she takes Pamela into her home and rapidly into her heart, she discovers that this is true: Ellen doesn't want children. She wants only Pamela. Three golden years pass as the Second World War rages on. Then one day Pamela is taken away, screaming. Ellen is no stranger to sorrow, but when she returns to the quiet village life she's long lived, she finds herself asking: In a world changed by war, is it fair to wish for an unchanged heart? In the spirit of We Were the Lucky Ones and The Nightingale, here is a novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship, and the astonishing power of love.
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Be Brave

Author: Pam Kissoondyal

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504340116

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 32

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Christopher is a three-year-old who is afraid of everything. His mom reminds him every day to be brave and promises she will always be there for him, no matter what.
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How to Be Brave

Author: Nancy Wilcox Richards

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 1443158003

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 96

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How do you gather courage in the face of new situations? When Daniel blew out the candles on his eighth birthday he had made a wish: to be brave like Fiona. Fiona and Daniel are twins but they aren't anything alike. Fiona is fearless. She loves to watch spooky movies, she never sleeps with a nightlight and she cannonballs right into the deep end of the pool. Daniel needs a little more time to feel comfortable in new situations. As the twins get ready to start all over at a new school in April, Daniel needs all the courage he can get! Will Daniel see last year's wish come true - especially when he has to give a presentation to the whole class? As always, Nancy Wilcox Richards draws on her many years teaching elementary school and effortlessly ties in curriculum links, along with the character traits explored here.
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