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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Margaret Renkl

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family鈥攁nd of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents鈥攈er exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father鈥攁nd of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child鈥檚 transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds鈥攖he natural one and our own鈥斺€渢he shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love鈥檚 own twin.鈥?lt;br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author鈥檚 brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle
by Joanne Huist Smith

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<b>For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes <i>The 13th Gift</i>, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.<br /><br /></b>After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life a...
by , Shoshana Berger

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>鈥淎 gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share鈥?(<i>The Washington Post</i>): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. </b><br /><br />鈥淭here is nothing wrong with you for dying,鈥?hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in <i>A Beginner鈥檚 Guide to the End</i>. 鈥淥ur ultimate purpose here isn鈥檛 so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you鈥檙e sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you鈥檇 hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don鈥檛 worry: if anyone gets snippy, it鈥檒l likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one鈥檚 social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.<br /> <br />An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, <i>A Beginner鈥檚 Guide to the End</i> is 鈥渁 book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life鈥?(<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the ...
by Rory Feek

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><strong>**<em>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</em>**</strong></p><p><strong>Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.</strong></p><p>By inviting so many into the final months of Joey鈥檚 life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story.</p><p>鈥淢y life is very ordinary,鈥?says Rory. 鈥淥n the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn鈥檛 seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context鈥攁s part of a larger story鈥攜ou start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.鈥?lt;/p><p>In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability.</p><p>This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it鈥檚 the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever.</p><p>In聽<em>This Life I Live</em>, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey鈥檚 story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life鈥檚 key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls 鈥渢he long goodbye,鈥?the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day.</p><p>A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.</p>
Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary: Now ...
by , Marcus Lewis

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2013

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<p>Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin.</p><p>Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you. Why the secrets? Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.</p><p>This has been Alex's reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family. His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love.</p><p>Marcus his twin brother has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens. </p><p>Their story spans continents and eras, from 1950s debutantes and high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and 90s raves. Disturbing, funny, heart-breaking and affirming, Alex and Marcus's determination to rebuild their lives makes us look afresh at how we choose to tell our stories.</p>
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i>聽is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too!
by Chelsea Handler

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler鈥檚 year of self-discovery鈥攆eaturing a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles</b><br /><br /><b>A SKIMM READS PICK 鈥?鈥淭his will be one of your favorite books of all time.鈥濃€擜my Schumer</b><br /><br />In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And聽then Donald聽Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she鈥檚 had enough of the privileged bubble she鈥檚 lived in鈥攁 bubble within a bubble鈥攁nd that it鈥檚 time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large.<br /><br />At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency鈥攍earning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active鈥攆inding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological聽excavation, unearths聽some glittering truths that light up the road ahead.聽<br /><br />Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea聽Handler鈥檚 memoir keeps聽readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Life Will Be the Death of Me</b></i><br /><br />鈥淵ou thought you knew Chelsea Handler鈥攁nd she thought she knew herself鈥攂ut in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we haven鈥檛 been.鈥?lt;b>鈥擥loria Steinem聽</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚 always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.鈥?lt;b>鈥擡llen DeGeneres</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚 love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!鈥?lt;b>鈥擳iffany Haddish</b>
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</b><br /> 聽<br /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <i>there is nothing wrong with grief.</i> 鈥淕rief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,鈥?says Megan Devine. 鈥淚t is a natural and sane response to loss.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<br /> 聽<br /> In <i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK, </i>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides鈥攁s both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner鈥擬egan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 鈥渉appy鈥?life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you鈥檒l learn:<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<br /> 鈥?How challenging the myths of grief鈥攄oing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold鈥攁llows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<br /> 鈥?Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to 鈥渇ix鈥?your pain<br /> 鈥?How to help the people you love鈥攚ith essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<br /> 聽<br /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to 鈥渟olve鈥?grief. Megan writes, 鈥淕rief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.鈥?Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face鈥攊n our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<br /> 聽<br /><i>It鈥檚 OK That You鈥檙e Not OK</i> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves鈥攁nd each other鈥攂etter.
Messages from Above: What Your Loved Ones in Heaven Want You to K...
by Monica the Medium

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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Infused with Monica鈥檚 signature blend of empathy, authenticity, and light-hearted humor, <i>Messages from Above</i> will make you laugh as much as you cry. It鈥檚 for anyone who鈥檚 ever struggled with unresolved questions and feelings such as guilt or disbelief after losing a loved one. It鈥檚 for people who鈥檝e wondered: <i>What happens when we die? Do dogs go to Heaven? What are soul contracts? Can the dead watch us have sex?</i> <BR><BR><B>Monica Ten-Kate</B>, star of Freeform鈥檚 <i>Monica the Medium</i>, answers your burning questions while sharing Spirit鈥檚 most profound insights to help you heal in the midst of grief. Different types of loss are addressed, including: the death of a child, tragic accidents, terminal illness, suicide, overdose, miscarriage, and more. <BR><BR>Additionally, Monica weaves in uplifting channeled messages, jaw-dropping stories of past readings, and candid anecdotes of what life鈥檚 like as a twenty-five-year-old medium. <BR><BR>You鈥檒l feel more connected to your departed family, friends, and pets. You鈥檒l learn how to spot the signs they send from the Other Side. More than anything, you鈥檒l be able to move forward with peace, comfort, and clarity knowing that <i>love never dies.</i>
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyda...
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

February 06, 2010

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<strong>The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.</strong><br /><br />When <em>Wherever You Go, There You Are</em> was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

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