Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words
Product rating: 4.2 with 98 reviews
Before she was a bestselling novelist, Maeve Binchy started out as a columnist for The Irish Times
. Her articles—focused on the famous and the obscure alike—were filled with the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction.
From royal weddings to boring airplane companions, from Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, from life as a waitress to “senior moments,” Maeve’s Times
gives us five decades of Binchy’s insight into a changing world—revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter.
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Say and Pray Bible: First Words, Stories, and Prayers
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 4.9 with 10 reviews
Say and Pray the Bible With Your Little Ones!
Curl up together and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way. Young children will enjoy pointing to and naming objects on each page for early learning. Most important, they’ll discover favorite, age-appropriate Bible stories, with Scripture verses and short prayers that also hide God’s Word in young hearts.
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Facing Ourselves in Silence, Vol. 1: When Words Are Not Enough
by: ROM Publishing LLC d/b/a ROM Digital Ink Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Facing Ourselves in Silence is a collection of the poetry of Robert J. Patrick. The poems explore a variety of topics and emotions, love, anger, angst, trust, mistrust, and on an on. As the author says, “We all face struggles of life and strive each day as best we can. This work is the voice of me, people I know and people I don’t yet know. This is the voice of a generation wanting to speak words into life. Sometimes, however, words are not enough.”
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition: An Account in Words and Pictures
by: North Atlantic Books
Product rating: 4.1 with 41 reviews
First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgård.
“I don’t remember being born. I was a very ugly child. My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness.” So begins the wrenching diary of Minnie Goetze, a fifteen-year-old girl longing for love and acceptance and struggling with her own precocious sexuality. After losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend, Minnie pursues a string of sexual encounters (with both boys and girls) while experimenting with drugs and developing her talents as an artist. Unsupervised and unguided by her aloof and narcissistic mother, Minnie plunges into a defenseless, yet fearless adolescence.
While set in the libertine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco, Minnie’s journey to understand herself and her world is universal: this is the story of a young woman troubled by the discontinuity between what she thinks and feels and what she observes in those around her. Acclaimed cartoonist and author Phoebe Gloeckner serves up a deft blend of visual and verbal narrative in her complex presentation of a pivotal year in a girl’s life, recounted in diary pages and illustrations, with full narrative sequences in comics form. The Diary of a Teenage Girl offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it.
This edition has been updated by the author with an introduction reflecting on the book’s critical reception and value as diary or novel, historical document or work of art. Also included in this revised edition are supplementary photographs and illustrations from the author’s childhood, including some of her own diary entries.
“Phoebe Gloeckner… is creating some of the edgiest work about young women’s lives in any medium.”—The New York Times
“One of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender and beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.”—Salon
“It’s the most honest depiction of sexuality in a long, long time; as a meditation on adolescence, it picks up a literary ball that’s been only fitfully carried after Salinger.”—Nerve.com
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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
by: Henry Holt and Co.
Product rating: 4.7 with 18 reviews
I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you?
Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack’s personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity’s place in the world.
Posted in Animal Behavior & Communication Tagged with: Animals, Beyond, Feel, Henry Holt and Co., Think, What, Words