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Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 106 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2017-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300218626

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Devotion by Patti Smith Pdf

"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.


Author : Dani Shapiro
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2010-01-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061966132

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“Devotion’s biggest triumph is its voice: funny and unpretentious, concrete and earthy—appealing to skeptics and believers alike. This is a gripping, beautiful story.” —Jennifer Egan, author of The Keep “I was immensely moved by this elegant book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Dani Shapiro, 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 grapples with the ways faith, prayer, and devotion affect everyday life. Devotion is sure to appeal to all those dealing with the trials and tribulations of what Carl Jung called “the afternoon of life.”


Author : Adam Makos
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 481 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2015-10-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780804176590

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • From America’s “forgotten war” in Korea comes an unforgettable tale of courage by the author of A Higher Call. “In the spirit of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes Devotion.”—Associated Press • “Aerial drama at its best—fast, powerful, and moving.”—Erik Larson Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviation duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first Black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept. Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the conflict that no one expected: the Korean War. Devotion takes us soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with Red and the Marines as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalates and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, to try and save them. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission. A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How far would you go to save a friend?


Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2012-05-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781408832301

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Woolgathering by Patti Smith Pdf

In this small, luminous memoir, the National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits the most sacred experiences of her early years, with truths so vivid they border on the surreal. The author entwines her childhood self - and its 'clear, unspeakable joy' - with memories both real and envisioned from her twenties on New York's MacDougal Street, the street of cafés. Woolgathering was completed in Michigan, on Patti Smith's 45th birthday and originally published in a slim volume from Raymond Foye's Hanuman Books. Twenty years later, Bloomsbury is proud to present it in a much augmented edition, featuring writing that was omitted from the book's first printing, along with new photographs and illustrations.

You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

Author : Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth,Robert D Wolgemuth
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2019-09-03
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780802498144

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You Can Trust God to Write Your Story by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth,Robert D Wolgemuth Pdf

WHAT’S GOD DOING IN YOUR STORY? Our kids beg us for stories at bedtime or while we drive; we gather around firepits and dinner tables to tell and retell our favorite tales—the more dramatic the better. But when it comes to our actual lives, we prefer something less sensational, even boring—sunny skies and smooth sailing, please and thank you. We want our own stories to be predictable, safe, controllable, and catastrophe-free. When plans fall apart, jobs are lost, kids wander off, doctors give bad reports, we often wonder, "What are you doing, God? Are you sure you have this under control? It doesn’t really seem like it right now." God is the master Storyteller. He’s writing your story and it’s a part of His bigger, grander, eternal Story. But we’re still in the middle. We haven’t gotten to the happy ending yet, and it can be hard to trust Him in the thick of our struggles. That’s why Robert and Nancy share their own story, friends’ stories, and the stories of people in the Bible who have faced life-altering challenges, but, in the end, have found God to be faithful. Learn why you really can trust God to write your story—no matter what plot twists you may encounter along the way. "This is a unique and charming book, integrating stories of God’s providence from His people and His Word. Nancy and Robert write personally and beautifully, infusing readers with a Christ-centered vision, hope, and trust for the future." -Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven, Giving is the Good Life, and Deception "You Can Trust God to Write Your Story is an amazing book whose title says it all. For if you are a follower of Jesus, every day of your life—whether you feel like it or not—is weighted with kingdom purpose, eternal significance, and a royal destiny filled with joy and contentment. Let my dear friends, Robert and Nancy, help you embrace the mysteries of the Lord’s Providence. For when it comes to happy endings, you can’t find a better Author than the God of the Bible. Happy endings are His forte—turn the page, trust Him, and discover it for yourself." -Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Blind Devotion

Author : S. Nelson
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2018-01-20
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1983515043

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Alina Winthrop's only focus is her career as a lawyer at her father's firm. She has goals to one day takeover, helping countless people when the reins are passed down to her, but there's a catch. She has to go along with everything her father wants, including marrying a man of his choosing. However, the moment she meets a cocky and intrusive stranger, all bets are off. Maxton Colter packed up and left his life in California for an opportunity to work at the largest law firm on the East Coast. A new bachelor, he is steadfast in his goal to remain single. Until he sets eyes on a feisty blonde who suddenly has him second-guessing everything. Will their mutual attraction have a chance to flourish or will their chemistry fizzle before either of them tempts fate?

Another Insane Devotion

Author : Peter Trachtenberg
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2012-11-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780738216171

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Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg Pdf

From "a genuine American Dostoevsky" (The Washington Post): a dazzling, funny, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of relationship, both human and animal. When his favorite cat Biscuit goes missing, Peter Trachtenberg sets out to find her. The journey takes him 700 miles and many years into his past-- into the history of his relationships with cats and the history of his relationship with his wife F., who may herself be on the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a work that recalls travel narratives from The Incredible Journey to W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of feline intelligence (why do cats score worse on some tests than pigeons?), the origins of their domestication, their terrible treatment during the Middle Ages. He also looks at the riddle of why any of us loves whom we love and all the unforeseen places to which that devotion leads us.

For Now

Author : Eileen Myles
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780300244649

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For Now by Eileen Myles Pdf

“[Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, . . . is happy to show us the way.”—NPR In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity’s immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time. For Myles, time’s “optic quality” is what enables writing in the first place—as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.


Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 59 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2018-09-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300240559

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Inadvertent by Karl Ove Knausgaard Pdf

The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard “Why I Write” may prove to be the most difficult question Karl Ove Knausgaard has struggled to answer yet it is central to the project of one of the most influential writers working today. To write, for the Norwegian artist, is to resist easy thinking and preconceived notions that inhibit awareness of our lives. Knausgaard writes to “erode [his] own notions about the world. . . . It is one thing to know something, another to write about it.” The key to enhanced living is the ability to hit upon something inadvertently, to regard it from a position of defenselessness and unknowing. A deeply personal meditation, Inadvertent is a cogent and accessible guide to the creative process of one of our most prolific and ingenious artists.


Author : Marianne Evans
Publisher : Pelican Ventures Book Group
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2012-10-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781611161632

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Devotion by Marianne Evans Pdf

From This Day Forward Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that's never wavered—until now. Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks. For Better or Worse But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation? How does love survive when its foundation is shaken? 'Til Death Do Us Part When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.


Author : Kelly Needham
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2019-08-27
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781400213528

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Friend-ish by Kelly Needham Pdf

For so many of us, our friends are like family members--we lean on them through our highest highs and our lowest lows--but sometimes those friendships don't turn out quite as we hoped. Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, narrow view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship. In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham reminds us that we were called to more than halfhearted friendships and lukewarm connections. We need something more stable, secure, and sacred. We were designed for real friendship--but the difficult truth is that too many of us are settling for less. Kelly deconstructs what Scripture says about the gift of friendship and takes a closer look at the distorted view that most of us have instead. As she shares the lessons she's learned from experience, Kelly paints her own glorious vision of what Christian friendship could look like. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and a been-there perspective, Friend-ish teaches us how to: Recognize symptoms of idolatry and toxic dependency Boldly ask for what we need from our community of friends Understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord Recognize when it's time to end an unhealthy friendship Reorient toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God Find the friends you need and start to become that friend for others Join Kelly as she challenges you to view your chosen family in a new light, gain a vision of friendship according to Jesus, and finally enjoy friendships as God intended.

Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics

Author : Humaira Awais Shahid,Kelly Horan
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780393081480

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Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics by Humaira Awais Shahid,Kelly Horan Pdf

A Pakistani journalist discusses her advocacy of women's rights in and a fight for a seat in Parliament in a country where acid attacks, trading of girls as currency and other abuses in the name of social justice are commonplace.


Author : Hannah Kent
Publisher : Picador
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2023-05-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1509863885

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Devotion by Hannah Kent Pdf

'A glorious love story' - Sarah Winman, author of Still Life Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award A stunning story about the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love, with a breathtaking twist, from the bestselling author of Burial Rites, Hannah Kent. Hanne and Thea's friendship is a miracle. Before, Hanne always felt apart from the local girls, but with Thea it all came easy. Suddenly she could imagine a future for herself, a happy one, by Thea's side. But when their tight-knit community embarks on a long and brutal journey to Australia, in search of new freedoms on old land, Hanne and Thea's bond must find a way to survive the most impossible devastation. Will their love prove too strong for even Nature to break? 'Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women's love' - Sunday Times, Historical Fiction Book of the Month 'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies 'So beautiful and so raw . . . Devotion is impossibly good' - Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock

Blind Devotion

Author : Sam Crescent
Publisher : Chaos Bleeds
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2020-08-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0369502043

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Blind Devotion by Sam Crescent Pdf

Ever since he learned of the death of his friend, Ashley, Pussy has been trying to do what was right for the club. Gonzalez, the new threat that The Skulls and Chaos Bleeds face, is worse than any of them anticipated. Gonzalez holds all the cards, and he's driving the Chaos Bleeds crew down a spiral that can only end in death.Blinded by her stepfather, Sasha has been living in a world of darkness for a long time, but one chance meeting with Pussy changes her life forever. The few moments she's in his arms are the best of her life. He gives her independence and helps her to see her future more clearly.However, Gonzalez is pushing the Chaos Bleeds crew to the breaking point. How long will it be before they all snap? In the midst of all this danger, Sasha, in her blindness and innocence, is a risk to the club's future. How can Pussy choose between the love of his club and the love of his woman?

Dogs & Devotion

Author : the Monks of new skete
Publisher : Hyperion
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2009-11-03
Category : Pets
ISBN : 1401322964

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Dogs & Devotion by the Monks of new skete Pdf

Perhaps one of the reasons we are so devoted to our dogs is that they help us become who we're supposed to be. "How easy to get lost in a dog's eyes!" write the Monks of New Skete in this new book celebrating our lives with our dogs. Far from getting lost, though, you might very well find what really matters most to you as you read through these soul-stirring meditations and enjoy the heartwarming photographs of dogs doing what they do best--being themselves.