A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives--and the world--forever.
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A beautifully crafted exploration of love and bereavement, this novel sorts through the ties that bind mothers and daughters—and the silences that keep them apart. Keeping vigil at her mother's hospital bed, Danika is overwhelmed with the desire to find out more about certain events during her childhood in the 1980s, a politically tumultuous time in South Africa's history. Though Danika considers herself to be a person who can cope with anything, she finds herself wondering uneasily, Why was the state of emergency declared back then? Why did my father leave? What happened on that night that no one ever talks about? Only now, with her mother fading away and beyond hearing, are she and her sisters able to break the silence of those difficult years and speak the words that were always left unsaid.
A woman poisons her husband, who sputters and keels over but will not die. A man has his restaurant burned down, then retraces the steps, certain he has made a mistake. A tightrope walker slips off the cable and dangles over the crowd by her fingers. Despite their best efforts, people always screw up. Riedel writes about fools and low-lifes who cannot help but make mistakes. His stories are taut and perversely funny, often punctuated with moments of heartbreak, and his characters are classic scumbags who put their own interests before all others — to hell with everyone else.
|Book Title||: All We Have Left Is Friendship Love and a Work That I Adore A Lined Notebook for Your Everyday Needs Inspired by the Greatest Showman|
|Author||: Jay Wilson|
|Publisher||: Independently Published|
|Release Date||: 2018-10-10|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
This notebook is perfect for you and your needs. With 50-150 lined pages it has enough room for you to jot, write, and scribble all your notes, thoughts and secrets. Check out Jay Wilson on Amazon for more designs and books that will fit your every need.What are you waiting for?If you would like to submit ides for a notebook cover or would like to submit a photo, I do give credit for photos where I know the photographer. Send me an email at [email protected] If you are the owner of a photo on one notebook and I have failed to credit you, send me an email and I will update the book to give you the rightful credit. Please accept my apology for using the image without giving credit. Thank you. Check out more poetry and writing on my instagram account. jay_wilson_the_writer
What You Have Left is an unforgettable story of love, loss, and, most of all, longing. In 1976, on the day of his wife's funeral, Wylie Greer drops off his five-year-old daughter, Holly, at his father-in-law's dairy farm on the outskirts of Columbia, South Carolina. Wylie tells her he just needs a little time to clear his head, but thirty years pass before Holly sees her father again -- "time I spent wondering what I'd done to make him leave," she says, "and what I could do to make him come back." What You Have Left is about a father and daughter trying to make their way back to one another across decades of uncertainty and ambivalence -- all the while hoping to discover that what they have left is worth salvaging. It's also the story of a grandfather bent on suicide, a pioneering female NASCAR driver, a heartbroken amnesiac, a video poker junkie, and assorted other liars, cheaters, and lovers who, despite their best intentions, never quite live up to their own expectations. Are we doomed to repeat our parents' mistakes? Can lies save love instead of destroying it? Is letting go the same as giving up? Shot through with sly humor and a knowing sympathy for human weakness, What You Have Left takes up these and other questions as it examines the weight of history, the nature of loss, and the possibility of forgiveness. Making use of bold shifts in viewpoint and time, Allison proves a brilliant observer of the emotional legacies handed down from parent to child and the ways loss defines us. This stunning debut brims with an affection for humanity exactly as it is -- in all its ignorance and awareness, its swagger and humility, its despair and hope.
From the critically acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves comes an emotional, empowering story of what happens when love may not be enough to conquer all Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. When they separate for their first year at college—Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU—they're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, theirs is bound to stay rock-solid. The reality of being apart, though, is very different than they expected. Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begin to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide—have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?
A Coming of Age Story Like No Other It is 1846, and thirteen-year-old Virginia Reed is pioneering two-thousand miles from Illinois to California with her parents, younger sister and brother, and the Donner family. She's proud to ride ahead of the wagon train each day beside her beloved father, James. But enthusiasm turns to alarm when her father and other party leaders make decisions that put the families dangerously behind schedule. Provisions dwindle. Hardships mount. Anger erupts. In a frantic effort to reach California before winter, the Donner Party takes an untried shortcut, with heartbreaking results. Virginia painfully realizes the fallibility of the adults in her life and begins to rely on her own judgment. When the party becomes trapped in the Sierra by early snows, she must find the courage to defy her father in order to save the rest of her family.
This book teaches us a lesson of life. The author shows us all along that life is worth living even in the hardest hours only if you choose to stand. All along this book, the author shows us examples on how she survived a very difficult life. In here, you will find a testimonial on how a person can turn all the terrible circumstances and incidents into an experience of growth and self development. This book is a trip through forgiveness, self respect, strength and hope. This book will teach you the courage to move on in adverse situations, and will let you get in touch with you own spiritual gifts. By reading this book you will understand that life is all about standing up through the good times and some of the most disastrous events in a life time.
DescriptionTom McNeight's book Into the Fantastic explores the vicissitudes of mental illness. He deals with this broad topic from both an academic, philosophical and a personal viewpoint. Tom feels he has been unjustly treated by the mental health authorities ever since he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic at the tender age of nineteen years. Tom subsequently spent most of his adult life being heavily drugged upon what the psychiatrists refer to as anti-psychotic medication. Despite such huge challenges, Tom has risen up to become a successful artist and writer and he has gained deep spiritual insights into his life. About the AuthorThomas Edward McNeight is a published author on mental health issues. He draws on his background in philosophical studies with the university. He lives in Wanganui, New Zealand, where he writes and paints. And gathers insights into the plight of the mentally ill, amongst his many acquaintances. Tom is impassioned in his endeavours to highlight the plight of the emotionally affected and he would like to see the status of the psychiatric institutions be raised to a level befitting that of the twenty first century. His experience has been bleak: As with many of his friends, Tom feels that psychoanalysis is a much healthier option available to psychiatrists than is the current ubiquitous use of harmful chemicals to treat mental illness.