Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Alternatingly wistful and wry, ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to shape a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments. A surprisingly maximalist portrait of a life. New york times book reviewthe 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book.

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Devotion: A Memoir

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Devotion is sure to appeal to all those dealing with the trials and tribulations of what Carl Jung called “the afternoon of life. ”. This is a gripping, beautiful story. Jennifer egan, author of The Keep “I was immensely moved by this elegant book. Elizabeth gilbert, and grapples with the ways faith, pray, author of eat, love dani Shapiro, prayer, the acclaimed author of the novel Black and White and the bestselling memoir Slow Motion, is back with Devotion: a searching and timeless new memoir that examines the fundamental questions that wake women in the middle of the night, and devotion affect everyday life.

Devotion: A Memoir #ad - Devotion’s biggest triumph is its voice: funny and unpretentious, concrete and earthy—appealing to skeptics and believers alike.

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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

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Random House #ad - Finished shortly before johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. Praise for the largesse of the Sea Maiden “An instant classic. Newsday “Exceptional luminosity. Nobody ever came close. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories #ad - Hits a powerful vein. The new york times book review “Grace and oblivion are inextricably yoked in these transcendent stories. We’re just left with this miraculous book, these perfect stories, the last words from one of the world’s greatest writers. Npr. Johnson’s gift is to extract the beauty in all that brokenness.

The wall street journal “Nobody ever wrote like Denis Johnson.

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The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers

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Rose Metal Press #ad - With a comprehensive introduction to the genre and book by editor Dinty W. How many words does it take to tell a compelling true story? The answer might surprise you. Unmatched in its focus on a concise and popular emerging genre, the rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction features 26 eminent writers, and helpful examples of what make the brief essay form such a perfect medium for experimentation, insight, and teachers offering expert analysis, editors, focused exercises, and illumination.

Moore, this guide is perfect for both the classroom and the individual writer’s desk—an essential handbook for anyone interested in the scintillating and succinct flash nonfiction form.

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The Diary of a Bookseller

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Melville House #ad - In this wry and hilarious diary, he tells us what happened next—the trials and tribulations of being a small businessman; of learning that customers can be, um, eccentric; and of wrangling with his own staff of oddballs such as ski-suit-wearing, dumpster-diving Nicky. Until bythell did indeed buy the store.

. But then too there are the buying trips to old estates and auctions, with the thrill of discovery, as well as the satisfaction of pressing upon people the books that you love. And perhaps none are quirkier than the charmingly cantankerous bookseller Bythell himself turns out to be. Slowly, with a mordant wit and keen eye, Bythell is seduced by the growing charm of small-town life, despite —or maybe because of—all the peculiar characters there.

The Diary of a Bookseller #ad - . A wry and hilarious account of life at a bookshop in a remote scottish village"among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I've read. Dwight garner, new york Times "Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny.

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Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life

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Baker Books #ad - It feels like something we're wired to do, something we just can't escape. We've all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn't feel like something we can choose to stop doing.

Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life #ad - Not only can you overcome negative thought patterns that are repetitive, you can replace them with positive thought patterns that will bring more peace, and unhelpful, unhealthy, joy, and love into your life. But is it?anne Bogel's answer is no. In don't overthink it, using an appropriate amount of energy, you'll find actionable strategies that can make an immediate and lasting difference in how you deal with questions both small--Should I buy these flowers?--and large--What am I doing with my life? More than a book about making good decisions, Don't Overthink It offers you a framework for making choices you'll be comfortable with, freeing you to focus on all the other stuff that matters in life.

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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

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John Murray #ad - And what do you get twenty-nine of these robberies later? The legend of the Whiskey Robber. With a supporting cast of car-wash owners, julian Rubinstein's tale is a spectacular debut, exotic dancers, drunk army generals and cocaine-snorting Hungarian rappers, immortalizing the most charming outlaw since the Sundance Kid.

When the eastern bloc thawed, some extraordinary stories were revealed. Attila ambrus escaped late-eighties Romania for Hungary - but soon found that living on his wits wasn't getting him very far. But none is as entertaining as this. What do you get when you add together a bottle of whiskey, a flea-market wig, a plastic gun and a Hungarian bank? $5, a bad gambler, 900.

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts #ad - Becoming goalie for a third-division ice hockey team brought no fortune and little glory, and his procession of moneymaking ruses fared little better - until he discovered robbery.

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The Light of the World: A Memoir

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. The light of the world is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, art, family, and community.

. Louis dispact best book pick* first lady michelle obama's favorite book of 2015* new york times book Review Editor's Choice* An Amazon's Best Book of the Month* #1 Indie Next Pick In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband.

The Light of the World: A Memoir #ad - A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost that is at once "remarkably uplifting" Washington Post and "crushing, lovely, painful, and above all powerful" New York Journal of Books, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. Pulitzer prize finalist* national book critics circle Award Finalist* A New Yorker, Newsday, NPR, Boston Globe, Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, People.

Com, shelf awareness, The Root, and St. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship.

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Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - William zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. Gay talese, “wonderful, brevity, author of a writer’s life, calls writing Places, ” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, simplicity and humanity.

”. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well. Evan thomas, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, Newsweek In Writing Places, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught.

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A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

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The Dial Press #ad - The inarguable power of conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure. This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters. Praise for a lowcountry heart “A fascinating look into the mind of one of the South’s greatest authors.

. Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends. This new volume of pat conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, speeches, “Hey, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, magazine articles, out there.

A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life #ad - Ranging across diverse subjects, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, such as favorite recent reads, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing. With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched.

. Something to remember him by and cherish for years to come. The clarion-ledger “Fans of Conroy.

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The Firefly Dance

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Bell Bridge Books #ad - The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, always, carrying a brave, end in darkness.

Childhood can be so sweetly sad and sadly sweet, profound and deceptively easy to categorize, yet poignant to remember. New york times bestselling novelist sarah addison allen garden spells, sugar queen, the peach keeper anchors the FIREFLY DANCE with her wistful and funny novella about Louise, a North Carolina girl whose keen observations of the lives around her weaves an unforgettable spell with just a hint of everyday magic.

Phyllis schieber's sonya, and her mother, another child of survivors, a child of Holocaust survivors, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, in a local shop in their 1970's New York neighborhood. Kathryn magendie's petey deals wryly with her family's move from the cool blue mountains of North Carolina to the hot flatlands of Texas.

The Firefly Dance #ad - Augusta trobaugh's stoic georgia boy leads us through his surreal encounter with a mysterious backwoods toddler who turns out to be anything but ordinary. Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats. Children give off a similar brave glow, despite the challenges of their young lives.

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