The Bright Hour

A Memoir of Living and Dying

Author: Nina Riggs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150116936X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post “Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY “Deeply affecting…simultaneously heartbreaking and funny.” —People (Book of the Week) “Vivid, immediate.” —Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe Starred reviews from * Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal * Best Books of 2017 Selection by * The Washington Post * Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Glamour * The Seattle Times * Vulture * InStyle * Bookpage * Bookriot * Real Simple * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution * The New York Times bestseller by poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is “a stunning…heart-rending meditation on life…It is this year’s When Breath Becomes Air” (The Washington Post). We are breathless but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other. Poet and essayist Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer—one small spot. Within a year, she received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does a dying person learn to live each day “unattached to outcome”? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? How does a young mother and wife prepare her two young children and adored husband for a loss that will shape the rest of their lives? How do we want to be remembered? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Nina asks: What makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? “Profound and poignant” (O, The Oprah Magazine), The Bright Hour is about how to make the most of all the days, even the painful ones. It’s about the way literature, especially Nina’s direct ancestor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and her other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. Brilliantly written and exceptionally moving, it’s a “deeply affecting memoir, a simultaneously heartbreaking and funny account of living with loss and the specter of death. As Riggs lyrically, unflinchingly details her reality, she finds beauty and truth that comfort even amid the crushing sadness” (People, Book of the Week). Tender and heartwarming, The Bright Hour “is a gentle reminder to cherish each day” (Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books) and offers us this important perspective: “You can read a multitude books about how to die, but Riggs, a dying woman, will show you how to live” (The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice).
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Suffering, Death, and Identity

Author: Robert N. Fisher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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This book explores many of the issues that arise when we consider persons who are in pain, who are suffering, and who are nearing the end of life. Suffering provokes us into a journey toward discovering who we are and forces us to rethink many of the views we hold about ourselves.
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All the Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141357045

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live, from a boy who wants to die. 'If you're looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars, this is it' - The Guardian The New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major film starring Elle Fanning _________ Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. He's constantly thinking of ways he could kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey is waiting for the future. She's counting down the days until she graduates, escapes her Indiana town and her aching grief for her sister's recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, they don't know who saves whom. Soon, they make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself, and it's only with Finch that Violet can start to actually live her days, instead of counting them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love? Praise for All The Bright Places 'This book is amazing - I couldn't put it down' - Zoe Sugg 'A searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant tale about the power and beauty of love' - Heat 'Sparkling' - Entertainment Weekly
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The Works of Thomas Carlyle

Author: Thomas Carlyle,Henry Duff Traill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108022421

Category: History

Page: 410

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The nineteenth volume of the Centenary Edition of Carlyle's collected works, first published in 1896.
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