A deep and luminous story of late love, second chances and the surprises that life throws at us. 'A thoughtful and gentle meditation on buried passions, regrets, love, grief and loneliness' (Guardian) Sometimes it takes a stranger to really know who you are Tina Hopgood is trapped in a marriage she doesn’t remember choosing. Anders Larsen is a lonely museum curator who has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. They’re both searching for something, they just don’t know it yet. When Tina writes a letter of regret to Anders, whom she has never met, she doesn’t expect a reply. When Anders replies, neither does he. Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina’s letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair. Can their unexpected friendship survive? ____________________ PRIZES AND PRAISE: WINNER OF THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE 'Tender, wise and moving' John Boyne 'A moving tribute to friendship and love' Rachel Joyce 'Whenever I talk about it, I simply cry with joy' James Hawes 'Full of grace and humanity' (Sunday Times) 'Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed' Ruth Hogan
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Founder and curator of the Underground Railroad Museum of Flushing, Ohio, John S. Mattox was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Public Service for his tremendous contributions and achievements in multiple community organizations. Here is what John A. Townsend said about him: "John S. Mattox has been vigorous in attacking this problem of the black experience for two and more decades- at every level, and then has taken up the tasks of handicapped and terminally ill children, health care in his county, and education of young people of all colors through his public speaking career, private counseling, and work with Ohio University advisory panels, and his former local school board membership. Some people say they will help; others do it! John Mattox does it, and has been doing it for his many communities and constituencies for many years. His effort has not abated. His compassion, diligence, earnestness and skills as a communicator and leader are exemplary- the best that America offers, at a time when the effective, volunteer private citizen too often seems in short supply. He sets a high bar for all of us." (Nomination letter of John A. Townsend, p. 6-7) Beni-Kofi, who just met Dr. John S. Mattox, agreed with Mr. Towsend and believes that Dr. Mattox's life deserves to be told to wider public. This book intends to tell the story about "A proud American of African descent," crowned with multiple recognitions. Dr. John S. Mattox's life's story will probably inspire people of good will.
"The accompanying kit, comprised of art modules and reproductions of works in MoMA's collection, serves as a complement to the book. We've designed the modules to inspire meaningful interactive experiences that encourage participation and self-expression."--P. 9.
The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
Together with the Olympics, world's fairs are one of the few regular international events of sufficient scale to showcase a spectrum of sights, wonders, learning opportunities, technological advances, and new (or renewed) urban districts, and to present them all to a mass audience. Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader breaks new ground in scholarship on world's fairs by incorporating a number of short new texts that investigate world's fairs in their multiple aspects: political, urban/architectural, anthropological/ sociological, technological, commercial, popular, and representational. Contributors come from eight different countries and represent affiliations in academia, museums and libraries, professional and architectural firms, non-profit organizations, and government regulatory agencies. In taking the measure of both the material artifacts and the larger cultural production of world's fairs, the volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages, mirroring the microcosmic form of the world's fair itself.
This book is about American jazz history and a very special place in San Francisco that was called Earthquake McGoon's, which was one of the longest running jazz clubs in America. Included in Meet Me At McGoon's are some 860 photos and illustrations, a complete index and an updated list of Turk Murphy recordings at the time of writing this book.
A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease— though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing on the mind’s strengths. I’m Still Here is a guidebook to Dr. Zeisel’s treatment ideas, showing the possibility and benefits of connecting with an Alzheimer’s patient through their abilities that don’t diminish with time, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions, and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other strategies, it’s possible to offer the person a quality life with connection to others and to the world. In March 2013, Dr. Zeisel and his work will be the focus of the program airing on public television stations entitled “Hopeful Aging,” bringing his life-changing ideas to a national audience.
Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a theoretically informed reconceptualization of museum ethics discourse as a dynamic social practice central to the project of creating change in the museum. Through twenty-seven chapters by an international and interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners it explores contemporary museum ethics as an opportunity for growth, rather than a burden of compliance. The volume represents diverse strands in museum activity from exhibitions to marketing, as ethics is embedded in all areas of the museum sector. What the contributions share is an understanding of the contingent nature of museum ethics in the twenty-first century—its relations with complex economic, social, political and technological forces and its fluid ever-shifting sensibility. The volume examines contemporary museum ethics through the prism of those disciplines and methods that have shaped it most. It argues for a museum ethics discourse defined by social responsibility, radical transparency and shared guardianship of heritage. And it demonstrates the moral agency of museums: the concept that museum ethics is more than the personal and professional ethics of individuals and concerns the capacity of institutions to generate self-reflective and activist practice.
Recently, a travel account and 700 photographs came to light by the hand of Leo Boer, a former student of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem who, at the age of 26 in 1953–4 visited many archaeological sites in the area of present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. These documents inspired 20 internationally-renowned scholars – many of whom excavated at the sites they describe – to report on what we know today of nine particular sites chosen from the many that Leo Boer visited 60 years ago: Jerusalem, Khirbet et-Tell (?i?), Samaria & Sebaste, Tell Balata (Shechem), Tell es-Sultan (Jericho), Khirbet Qumran, Caesarea, Megiddo, and Bet She’an. Rather than focusing on the history of these sites, the contributors describe the history of the archaeological expeditions. Who excavated these sites over the years? What were the specific aims of their campaigns? What techniques and methods did they use? How did they interpret these excavations? What finds were most noteworthy? And finally, what are the major misconceptions held by the former excavators? Several themes are interwoven amongst the contributions and variously discussed, such as ‘identification of biblical sites’, ‘regional surveys’, ‘underwater archaeology’, ‘archaeothanatology’, ‘archaeology and politics’, ‘archaeology and science’, and ‘heritage management’. This unique collection of images and essays offers to scholars working in the region previously unpublished materials and interpretations as well as new photographs. For students of archaeology, ancient or Biblical history and theology it contains both a detailed archaeological historiography and explores some highly relevant, specific themes. Finally, the superb quality of Boer’s photography provides an unprecedented insight into the archaeological landscape of post-war Palestine for anyone interested in Biblical history and archaeology.