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An Innocent in Newfoundland
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David McFadden travels around Newfoundland. Who knows which was most charmed In An Innocent in Ireland (1995) and An Innocent in Scotland (1999), poet and traveller David McFadden let the spirit of the country - and his own interests - guide his rambles. He has now done the same in Newfoundland. Zigzagging across the province in his rented car, he charts an erratic course, admiring lawn sculpture (in his opinion a new local art), visiting fellow poets and publishers, wandering at dusk among the Viking mounds at L'Anse aux Meadows, rooming with a Salvation Army family in a distant outport (and discovering a family tragedy), hanging on in a stiff wind to watch birds nesting on a cliff face, and enjoying the social life in countless bars and restaurants. It soon becomes clear that McFadden's love of a good chat is shared widely by the people he meets in Newfoundland and he is wise enough to let them tell their own stories. For, as ever, his interest is in the heart of a place - and not just its scenery. Alert, somewhat eccentric, always ready to amuse and be amused, David McFadden is an ideal travelling companion.

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Succession of Days
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Half of the story is set in Good Samaritan House, a soup kitchen in Manhattan where Dom Gregory goes on a sabbatical to experience firsthand how the unexpected windfall the monks received might be used--this is a radical departure from his quiet monastic life of the past 20-plus years. After struggling with what to do with the inheritance, the abbot holds a meeting of the monks that fails to find a consensus on what to do with the $25 million, so Dom Gregory meets with Jerome Cardinal Mazur to discuss the dilemma. Cardinal Mazur, as urbane and wise in his world, the city, as Dom Gregory is unassuming and wise in his-the monastery where he and 45 monks live in seclusion in order to be closer to God without distractions. The Cardinal suggests an unusual solution to the monk's predicament: take time away from the abbey and see up-close possible ways to share the money within the confines of the Church. Indeed, the Cardinal knows of a soup kitchen 'that owes him a favor,' so the abbot agrees to spend an indefinite amount of time volunteering in the Good Samaritan House, a soup kitchen in New York's lower east side. Chapters 10-17 are set in Manhattan, and are a considerable departure from the placidity of St. Marks. A local church the abbot discovers (the Church of Our Saviour on Park and 38th), and the Cloisters (an adjunct of the Met) make his stay in the city much more comfortable than it might have been. After a few weeks, Dom Gregory returns to St. Marks after living the antithesis of life at the abbey, and seeing up close the life he was missing. The novel ends with Chapter 18, when the story returns to the Trappist Monastery and one of his first tasks is to advise a brother who cannot decide if he is wasting his life. Chapter-to-Chapter outline: Chapter 1 'Why Did You Become a Monk?' reveals the heart of the story: what is Dom Gregory, who has control of the monks at St. Marks that all take a vow of poverty, going to do with $25,000,000 that the community recently inherited. [Included] Chapter 2: 'But Nobody Ever Really Thinks about Money, Dom Gregory' has a full portrait of the abbot, Dom Gregory, and his tete-a-tete with an attorney, Paul Carroll, who represents the estate that left the monks the twenty-five million dollars. It is also a mildly humorous dichotomy of two very divergent views on how wealth can (or should) be used. Chapter 3: 'All Things Pass; God Never Changes' is a foray into the fantasy aspect of fiction. As the story advances and Dom Gregory realizes the pressure an extraordinary gift can bring to the placid community and himself in particular. The strain is evident in unexpected ways, and while he is falling asleep Dom Gregory levitates-or does he dream he levitated? Chapter 4: 'Did Mona Lisa Wet Herself?' is a humorous interlude that shifts the story to a Manhattan theater not far from the Good Samaritan House. Jennifer Scott is in the spotlight of a Performance Art spectacle: she sits on a toilet center stage having an unusual give-and-take chat with the audience while she waits until she defecates on stage in public-which will conclude her performance. Chapter 5: in 'Heroin Sucks' Phil Briley, an artist who lives in the Good Samaritan House, is the focus of the second NY chapter before the novel returns to the abbey. The chapter's title comes from the conclusion Briley draws after answering questions of the soup kitchen's founder, Grace Cullen. I modeled that character, by the way, on Dorothy Day (co-founder of the Catholic Worker), whom I had the good fortune of meeting. 'Heroin Sucks' is also one of the strongest-for description-chapters in the book. Etc., etc.

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Succession of Days
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Half of the story is set in Good Samaritan House, a soup kitchen in Manhattan where Dom Gregory goes on a sabbatical to experience firsthand how the unexpected windfall the monks received might be used--this is a radical departure from his quiet monastic life of the past 20-plus years. After struggling with what to do with the inheritance, the abbot holds a meeting of the monks that fails to find a consensus on what to do with the $25 million, so Dom Gregory meets with Jerome Cardinal Mazur to discuss the dilemma. Cardinal Mazur, as urbane and wise in his world, the city, as Dom Gregory is unassuming and wise in his-the monastery where he and 45 monks live in seclusion in order to be closer to God without distractions. The Cardinal suggests an unusual solution to the monk's predicament: take time away from the abbey and see up-close possible ways to share the money within the confines of the Church. Indeed, the Cardinal knows of a soup kitchen 'that owes him a favor,' so the abbot agrees to spend an indefinite amount of time volunteering in the Good Samaritan House, a soup kitchen in New York's lower east side. Chapters 10-17 are set in Manhattan, and are a considerable departure from the placidity of St. Marks. A local church the abbot discovers (the Church of Our Saviour on Park and 38th), and the Cloisters (an adjunct of the Met) make his stay in the city much more comfortable than it might have been. After a few weeks, Dom Gregory returns to St. Marks after living the antithesis of life at the abbey, and seeing up close the life he was missing. The novel ends with Chapter 18, when the story returns to the Trappist Monastery and one of his first tasks is to advise a brother who cannot decide if he is wasting his life. Chapter-to-Chapter outline: Chapter 1 'Why Did You Become a Monk?' reveals the heart of the story: what is Dom Gregory, who has control of the monks at St. Marks that all take a vow of poverty, going to do with $25,000,000 that the community recently inherited. [Included] Chapter 2: 'But Nobody Ever Really Thinks about Money, Dom Gregory' has a full portrait of the abbot, Dom Gregory, and his tete-a-tete with an attorney, Paul Carroll, who represents the estate that left the monks the twenty-five million dollars. It is also a mildly humorous dichotomy of two very divergent views on how wealth can (or should) be used. Chapter 3: 'All Things Pass; God Never Changes' is a foray into the fantasy aspect of fiction. As the story advances and Dom Gregory realizes the pressure an extraordinary gift can bring to the placid community and himself in particular. The strain is evident in unexpected ways, and while he is falling asleep Dom Gregory levitates-or does he dream he levitated? Chapter 4: 'Did Mona Lisa Wet Herself?' is a humorous interlude that shifts the story to a Manhattan theater not far from the Good Samaritan House. Jennifer Scott is in the spotlight of a Performance Art spectacle: she sits on a toilet center stage having an unusual give-and-take chat with the audience while she waits until she defecates on stage in public-which will conclude her performance. Chapter 5: in 'Heroin Sucks' Phil Briley, an artist who lives in the Good Samaritan House, is the focus of the second NY chapter before the novel returns to the abbey. The chapter's title comes from the conclusion Briley draws after answering questions of the soup kitchen's founder, Grace Cullen. I modeled that character, by the way, on Dorothy Day (co-founder of the Catholic Worker), whom I had the good fortune of meeting. 'Heroin Sucks' is also one of the strongest-for description-chapters in the book. Etc., etc.

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The Relationships Workshop, Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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Marianne Williamson live in seminar leads the audience (and the listener) through a series of exercises and insights designed to foster emotional growth and maturity. Williamson's point that we must acknowledge past pain, but then move on, rather than dwelling on old hurts, is especially helpful. Williamson's humor is evident; it's as if one is having a chat with a wise and trusted friend rather than being lectured by a guru. Her self-help message is laced with wisdom and plain common sense, which is, of course, all too uncommon in our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marianne Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004967/bk_brll_004967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Philosophy For Dummies
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Praise for Tom Morris "Tom Morris is no dummy and I'm no philosopher, so we're probably a matched set for his wonderful exercise in unraveling some of life's most elusive and enduring mysteries. Read it and grow wise!" — Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports "Like nobody else, Tom Morris brings the field of philosophy to life." — Paul K. Moser, Professor and Chairperson of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago Discover how to apply ancient wisdom to your everyday life Brimming with great ideas that will rock your world If you think philosophy is complicated or boring, think again! In this refreshing different guide, author Tom Morris not only explains philosophical fundamentals, but show you how philosophy can help you find more meaning in life, understand religious belief, and look at the world in a whole new light. Discover how to: Think about life's ultimate questions Apply the insights of great philosophers Develop your own personal philosophy Expand your mind Get Smart! www.dummies.comRegister to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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Philosophy For Dummies
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Praise for Tom Morris "Tom Morris is no dummy and I'm no philosopher, so we're probably a matched set for his wonderful exercise in unraveling some of life's most elusive and enduring mysteries. Read it and grow wise!" — Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports "Like nobody else, Tom Morris brings the field of philosophy to life." — Paul K. Moser, Professor and Chairperson of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago Discover how to apply ancient wisdom to your everyday life Brimming with great ideas that will rock your world If you think philosophy is complicated or boring, think again! In this refreshing different guide, author Tom Morris not only explains philosophical fundamentals, but show you how philosophy can help you find more meaning in life, understand religious belief, and look at the world in a whole new light. Discover how to: Think about life's ultimate questions Apply the insights of great philosophers Develop your own personal philosophy Expand your mind Get Smart! www.dummies.comRegister to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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Si elle voyait [If She Saw]: Un mystère Kate Wi...
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Si Elle Voyait (Un mystère Kate Wise) est le volume 2 d’une nouvelle série thriller psychologique par Blake Pierce, l’auteur à succès de Une fois partie (volume 1), un bestseller nº1 ayant reçu plus de 1 000 critiques à cinq étoiles. Quand un couple est retrouvé assassiné et qu’il n’y a aucun suspect en vue, Kate Wise, 55 ans, ancien agent du FBI avec 30 ans de carrière derrière elle, reprend du service au sein du Bureau et est appelée à quitter la retraite et sa vie tranquille de banlieue pour apporter son aide à l’enquête. L’intelligence et le talent incomparable de Kate à entrer dans l’esprit des tueurs en série sont indispensables à l’enquête et le FBI a besoin d’elle pour élucider cette affaire déconcertante. Pourquoi deux couples ont-ils été assassinés de la même manière à 80 kilomètres de distance ? Qu’est-ce qu’ils peuvent bien avoir en commun? Kate se rend compte qu’il est urgent de trouver rapidement une réponse à cette question car elle est certaine que l’assassin est sur le point de frapper à nouveau. Mais dans ce jeu mortel du chat et de la souris, il se pourrait que Kate, dans son effort de sonder le cheminement obscur et l’esprit tordu du tueur, arrive trop tard. Un thriller riche en action avec un suspense qui vous tiendra en haleine, Si Elle Voyait est le volume 2 d’une fascinante nouvelle série qui vous fera tourner les pages jusqu’à des heures tardives de la nuit. Please note: This audiobook is in French. 1. French. Fabienne Prost. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161556/bk_acx0_161556_sample.mp3.

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New Beginnings , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 588min
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A warm, witty and wise debut about the ups and downs of life as a TV presenter. When Christie Lynch, journalist and single mother of two, appears as a guest on a daytime TV talk show, she could never have imagined that it would lead to a new career. Spotted by hugely successful talent agent, Julia Keen, Christie can't help but be impressed by Julia's charm and stellar client list. And once Julia takes Christie on as a client, Christie's life changes for ever as Julia secures her a high-profile presenting job on a daily chat show. Christie is immediately thrust into the limelight and, despite the intrusion of the paparazzi in her front garden, she starts to enjoy her new-found wealth and fame. But as her career soars to new heights, her home life starts to suffer when she's forced to spend more and more time away from her children. Will Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And can she make it in the cut-throat world of entertainment? Whatever happens, Christie's going to give it all she's got… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fern Britton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000765/bk_hcuk_000765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women ove...
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When Deirdre Fishel and Diana Holtzberg began work on their documentary Still Doing It, they knew they were catching a wave. The women of the baby-boom generation who had been so outspoken about sexuality and freedom were about to turn sixty, yet no one was talking about the revolution in aging. Nor was anyone letting on about the big dark secret that women born before the boomers, even way before, were a hell of a lot more vital than the images we were getting, and many were still having sex-and loving it! In Still Doing It, Fishel, Holtzberg, and the incredible women in their documentary broke the silence. Now they are back, with a stimulating and eye-opening book that offers a deeper look at women who break every stereotype we have about sex and intimacy. These women are dynamic, confident, opinionated, and wise. They're also having the kind of intense sexual experiences and fantasies we never associate with grandmothers. You'll meet Betty, who met her live-in boyfriend in an online chat room when she was sixty-nine and he was twenty-two; Joani, age seventy, who shares her boyfriend with another woman; and Frances, who encountered the intellectual and sexual love of her life at eighty. Today's women are living longer, healthier lives, and their appetite for sex and adventure isn't fading. Aware of their mortality, they understand just how precious life really is, and are willing to take risks to go after what they want. Challenging stereotypes about older women, Still Doing It lets everyone know that sex and adventure do not need to end when you hit sixty (or seventy...or ninety!). In fact, the good stuff is often just beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Zane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012013/bk_adbl_012013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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