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Author : Robert Macfarlane
William Boyd
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2020-09-17
Page : 352
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1474615694
Description :


'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...' So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection. In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets. 'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime. 'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right. 'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.' Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. Inspired by Robert Macfarlane Curated by Jennie Orchard With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak


Author : Robert Macfarlane
Jackie Morris
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2021-09-28
Page : 352
Category : Books and reading
ISBN 13 : 9781474624930
Description :


With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling, Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak 'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...'So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection. In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets. 'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime. 'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right. 'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.' Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. Inspired by Robert Macfarlane Curated by Jennie Orchard


Author : Robert Macfarlane
William Boyd
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-09-17
Page : 352
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1474615694
Description :


With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling, Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak 'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...' So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection. In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets. 'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime. 'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right. 'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.' Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. Inspired by Robert Macfarlane Curated by Jennie Orchard


Author : Thomas Cahill
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2010-04-28
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0307755118
Description :


The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.


Author : Brené Brown
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-09-20
Page : 160
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1592859895
Description :


When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.


Author : M. R. Carey
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2014-06-10
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316278149
Description :


In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human." Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointed at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a genre-defying, emotionally charged thriller that will shatter your expectations of the classic zombie novel. For more from M. R. Carey, check out:Someone Like MeFellsideThe Boy on the Bridge By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts


Author : Robert Macfarlane
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-03-05
Page : 448
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 0241967864
Description :


SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times


Author : O. Henry
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release : 2009-06-01
Page : 10
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1775416003
Description :


The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most dear in order to afford a present, with poignant and touching results that capture their love for one another.


Author : Paul Goble
Publisher :
Release : 1984-10-01
Page :
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780812442243
Description :


"'Sacred Dog' is a Native American name for the horse; in the story and illustrations here, Goble captures the mixture of familiarity and reverence in the tribal attitude toward this essential animal. . . . The pictures dramatically render both nature and culture".--Booklist, starred review. A Reading Rainbow Feature Book. Full-color illustrations.


Author : Edith Eva Eger
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-09-15
Page : 208
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1982143096
Description :


This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: -Would you like to be married to you? -Are you evolving or revolving? -You can’t heal what you can’t feel. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.


Author : John Marzluff
Tony Angell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-02-05
Page : 320
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 1439198748
Description :


A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.


Author : Patricia Polacco
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-03
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698135210
Description :


Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love. Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don't have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they will never forget. Celebrating the joy of homemade gifts, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a new character who is truly a force of nature in this story reminiscent of Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. This is a magical Christmas story the author swears is true, right down to the sleigh tracks on the farmhouse roof!


Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher : John Murray
Release : 2010-10-10
Page : 300
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1848545231
Description :


In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the reader with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies. His powers of recollection have astonishing sweep and verve, and the scope is majestic.


Author : Carole Gerber
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release : 2019-08-08
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1641702052
Description :


The gentle beasts of sky and earth prepare their stable for Christ's birth. With a beautiful narrative by author and poet Carole Gerber and stunning and intricate art by renowned Japanese artist Yumi Shimokawara comes one of the most anticipated Christmas gift books ever published. The Gift of the Animals shares the miraculous offerings the humble animals in the manger gave to the baby Jesus. The birds on the roof of the lowly shed prepare a pillow for His head, with feathers pulled from downy breasts . . . mice carry them to where He'll rest. Celebrating the Savior's birth, this full-color, gold-embossed hardcover is must-have addition to a family's Christmas library and Christmas Eve traditions.


Author : Susann Taylor Shier
Publisher : Susann Shier - Soul Mastery
Release : 2005
Page : 288
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 0977123200
Description :


Soul Mastery: Accessing the Gifts of Your Soul gives you direct contact with your Soul Family and its heritage. This very real and practical knowledge opens your heart to your deepest nature and purpose. Experience a sacred reunion with your Soul, and a positive, profound, and joyful knowing of your true essence and gifts. Truly understand yourself and others from the viewpoint of Soul heritage. Discover the majesty of your Soul and be filled with joy at what you see. Come home to the gifts of your Soul. When I heard from Susann where my soul was birthed, trained and given life it felt like a home coming. It felt as if someone deep inside of me said, "Yes, it is okay to be you " Rev. Deborah Hogan Susann is one of those rare people who not only teaches at the level of mastery but lives it by engaging with the ebb and flow of life moment to moment. Greg Cortopassi, President of Launch Your Dreams, LLC Through working with Susann and the gifts of wisdom within the covers of this book we find ourselves becoming the presence of our own divine Essence, which we have been desiring to know since the beginning of our awakening in this lifetime. Dr. Robert Sampson, M. D. and Patricia Hughes, BSN, Co-founders of Evolutionary Medicine, Co-authors of Breaking Out of Environmental Illness Susann Taylor Shier, CHT works as a Psychotherapist for the heart and Soul and Intuitive Counselor for clients around the country. She has been working in the healing field for over 30 years. She works in person and over the telephone extensively. She travels to facilitate Soul Mastery trainings and workshops across the USA.


Author : Joanne Huist Smith
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2015-01-29
Page :
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1458798518
Description :


Every day can be Christmas. 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 holidays approaching. The cheerfulness of the season made her feel more alone than ever, no matter how much she wanted to reach out to her children and find some way to comfort them. But thirteen days before Christmas, a poinsettia appeared on the Smiths' doorstep. The next day, another gift arrived … then another, and another. Each present was accompanied by a note with lyrics to the carol ''The Twelve Days of Christmas'' rewritten to fit the gift and and signed, ''Your true friends.'' Although Jo resisted the intrusion at first, the gifts began to work a kind of magic on her and the kids. As they puzzled over the mystery together - who were the true friends? when would the next delivery arrive? could anyone catch the gift givers in the act? - their grieving hearts began to heal. The 13th Gift is a true story about the everyday miracles that can occur during the holiday season. It is a heartwarming reminder that with love, community, and family, even the most broken of hearts can be mended.


Author : Synthia Saint James
Publisher : Albert Whitman
Release : 1994-01-01
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780807529089
Description :


With bold and colorful paintings and simple, straightforward text, the author explains the Kwanzaa holiday.


Author : Garret Biss
Publisher :
Release : 2020-12
Page : 82
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780986345876
Description :


Inspired by the author's own involvement with charity, this book explores the less obvious benefits of the act of giving - the benefits to the giver. When someone commits an act or makes a donation for the benefit of another, everyone wins. Charity The Gifts of Giving discusses how each party benefits and why we should all give a little more. Most of us agree that giving is a good thing to do and that many worthy recipients could benefit from our help. What is the connection between giving to others and reaping rewards yourself? Of course, making a difference in someone's life makes you feel good, but the "gifts" go far deeper than that. Charity explains those many gifts in detail and will empower you to receive these gifts in your life.


Author : Leilah I. Sampson
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-11-19
Page : 108
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781539998204
Description :


The Gift of Disappointment is a roller coaster ride of tragedy, disappointment, victory, and spiritual growth everyone can relate to. When a young woman is diagnosed with a serious kidney disease out of nowhere while in college, she is faced with two options: fight or die. Follow Leilah on her journey to finding life's true purpose through the worst eight years of her life. While in the fire, like most, she didn't know God had something much greater ahead. Hindsight is 20/20. With open eyes, an open mind, and a pure heart; she reflects on how everything she went through was all a part of His perfect plan for her life.


Author : Jo Ellen Bogart
Publisher :
Release : 2019-02-26
Page : 36
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781443170086
Description :


Grandma is taking a trip around the world, and she's bringing back wonderful gifts for everyone! My grandma went a-travelling, said: "What would you have me bring?" "Not much," said I, "Just a piece of the sky, and a hundred songs I can sing . . ." When Grandma heads out for adventure she asks her granddaughter what she should bring back. The creative response and remarkable fulfillment are delivered through clever rhyme and magical illustrations in this lovely cross-generational story! This classic tale from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Barbara Reid is now available with a fresh new look!