The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 0062318497
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Time We Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Bright Places, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death. From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a stunning, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review. Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Colette Caddle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 1847399649
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Time We Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Everybody has a secret... The stunning new novel from the bestselling Irish author. Marianne has worked hard to get where she is today. Brought up in care, she's always been determined to make sure her children have what she so badly craved: a secure and loving home. But then comes the news that will change everything: her husband, Dominic, has been found dead. But as Marianne listens, she realises that not everything adds up: Dom had said he was at work, and yet he died at a restaurant. And what's more, his mobile phone has disappeared. As she, and the police, delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Dominic's death, they discover a web of lies which conceal a shady double life. And those lies now threaten to tear apart everything that Marianne has worked so hard for. Now, as Marianne stares down at her husband's coffin, little does she realise that the worst is yet to come…

Occupied City

Occupied City
Author: David Peace
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN: 0307593193
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupied City Book Excerpt:

A fierce, exquisitely dark novel that plunges us into post–World War II Occupied Japan in a Rashomon-like retelling of a mass poisoning (based on an actual event), its aftermath, and the hidden wartime atrocities that led to the crime. On January 26, 1948, a man identifying himself as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. There has been an outbreak of dysentery in the neighborhood, he explains, and he has been assigned by Occupation authorities to treat everyone who might have been exposed to the disease. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious, and the “official” has fled . . . Twelve voices tell the story of the murder from different perspectives. One of the victims speaks, for all the victims, from the grave. We read the increasingly mad notes of one of the case detectives, the desperate letters of an American occupier, the testimony of a traumatized survivor. We meet a journalist, a gangster-turned-businessman, an “occult detective,” a Soviet soldier, a well-known painter. Each voice enlarges and deepens the portrait of a city and a people making their way out of a war-induced hell. Occupied City immerses us in an extreme time and place with a brilliantly idiosyncratic, expressionistic, mesmerizing narrative. It is a stunningly audacious work of fiction from a singular writer.

Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye
Author: Madeleine Reiss
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN: 1785764209
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

'Gorgeous and Emotional' Fern Britton 'I found it deeply moving and couldn't stop reading' Susan Lewis When you can't heal your own heart, can you fill someone else's? Josie Hudson's whole life has been about one thing and one thing only: keeping her son Scott alive. And when Scott, now nineteen, finds out that his heart is once again failing - with no hope of a transplant - Josie's world comes crashing down. Determined to give meaning to his final months, Scott decides to find a match for his mum: someone to be there for her when he will no longer be. But can Scott succeed in finding love for his mum before it's too late? Or will his place in her heart be too large to fill . . . Heart-warming and tear-jerking, Before We Say Goodbye is a devastatingly beautiful novel about love, family and learning to let go for fans of Jojo Moyes.

Reflections on Everyday Life

Reflections on Everyday Life
Author: António de Castro Caeiro
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1527537749
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on Everyday Life Book Excerpt:

This book breaks frontiers. It deals with human beings and their intrinsic relationship with time in the space of a week. Each day is different from another. There is nothing human without days. It is said that life is a single day, but one day is the measure of time in the rhythm of human life. Days, weeks, months, years, and decades are human organizations of time; the universe has no days. It is human beings who are time. We are literally the days of the week repeatedly until the week ends. In this book, there is a continuous search for the days’ identities, for their specific characteristics, for the way they open up to our consciousness in each of its parts. The book identifies the particular characteristics of each day and the specific relationship of human beings with time.

Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye
Author: JN Welsh
Publsiher: NYLA
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN: 1641970421
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before We Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

College sweetheart’s Olive and Nigel Goodwin shared a love that inspired many—a love with a happy ending. With fifteen years of marriage, three children, great jobs, and a home, Olive and Nigel never thought they’d be a couple in distress. Nigel Goodwin is at the end of his rope and resolves to take desperate measures into his own hands by doing the one thing he thought he’d never do—agree to a separation and start the process to divorce. His actions cause their “prenuptial agreement,” like no other to swing into high gear and with it a glimmer of hope. Olive Goodwin never thought she’d want out of her marriage. She wonders how she got to this point with a man that she vowed to love forever—a man she’d never thought would betray her. When Olive and Nigel are required to revisit memories of their past, and with the realization of losing each other becoming all too real, will the couple find their way back to each other or is this truly the end of their love story.

Chase Through Time

Chase Through Time
Author: Neil L. Hawkins
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN: 1524693251
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chase Through Time Book Excerpt:

What are the consequences of traveling to the past or the futureor to a parallel timeline? This fourth sequel to The Book in the Loft series takes Surion captain Torn, along with Neil and Elena MacBruce and the crew of the Circle of Planets starship Explorer, into all three dimensions. Time travelers from the future invade the Surions world and take what isnt theirs. Explorers captain Varkon decides to find the means to track them down, but the technology within his Circle of Planets is of no help. Enlisting the aid of the Dropa and an alien race of Torellian time travelers, he and his crew set out to retake what was stolen, not sure if they will succeed in their mission or be caught and lost somewhere in time.

Suicide in Modern Literature

Suicide in Modern Literature
Author: Josefa Ros Velasco
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 3030693929
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicide in Modern Literature Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the social and contextual causes of suicide, the existential and philosophical reasons for committing suicide, and the prevention strategies that modern fictional literature places at our disposal. They go through the review of Modern fictional literature, in the American and European geographical framework, following the rationales that modern literature based on fiction can serve the purpose of understanding better the phenomenon of suicide, its most inaccessible impulses, and that has the potential to prevent suicide. From the turn of the 20th century to the present, debates over the meaning of suicide became a privileged site for efforts to discover the reasons why people commit suicide and how to prevent this behavior. Since the French sociologist and philosopher Émile Durkheim published his study Suicide: A Study in Sociology in 1897, a reframing of suicide took place, giving rise to a flourishing group of researchers and authors devoting their efforts to understand better the causes of suicide and to the formation of suicide prevention organizations. A century later, we still keep on trying to reach such an understanding of suicide, the nature, and nuances of its modern conceptualization, to prevent suicidal behaviors. The question of what suicide means in and for modernity is not an overcome one. Suicide is an act that touches all of our lives and engages with the incomprehensible and unsayable. Since the turn of the millennium, a fierce debate about the state’s role in assisted suicide has been adopted. Beyond the discussion as to whether physicians should assist in the suicide of patients with unbearable and hopeless suffering, the scope of the suicidal agency is much broader concerning general people wanting to die.

Breakfast With Socrates

Breakfast With Socrates
Author: Robert Rowland Smith
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN: 1847652085
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakfast With Socrates Book Excerpt:

What does it mean to be awake? What exactly is therapeutic about retail therapy? And what are you really working on when you're at your desk, in the gym, or having dinner? From getting ready in the morning, through heading to work, going to a party, having sex and falling back to sleep, Breakfast with Socrates provides an hour-by-hour commentary on what history's greatest philosophers have said about the meaning behind everything we do. A fascinating exploration of our daily lives, Breakfast with Socrates also draws on literature, art, politics and psychology to offer an informal introduction to the history of ideas that will help anyone to think more healthily. Breakfast will never be the same again...

In the Night of Time

In the Night of Time
Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 0547548052
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Night of Time Book Excerpt:

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year: A “hypnotic” novel of the Spanish Civil War and one man’s quest to escape it (Colm Tóibín, The New York Review of Books). October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, Ignacio reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his transformation from a bricklayer’s son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever altered his life. Winner of the 2012 Prix Méditerranée Étranger and hailed as a masterpiece, In the Night of Time is a sweeping, grand novel and an indelible portrait of a shattered society, written by one of Spain’s most important contemporary novelists. “Labyrinthine and spellbinding . . . One of the most eloquent monuments to the Spanish Civil War ever to be raised in fiction.” —The Washington Post, “The Top 50 Fiction Books for 2014” “An astonishingly vivid narrative that unfolds with hypnotic intensity by means of the constant interweaving of time and memory . . . Tolstoyan in its scale, emotional intensity and intellectual honesty.” —The Economist “Epic . . . Intoxicating prose.” —Entertainment Weekly “A War and Peace for the Spanish Civil War.” —Publishers Weekly

Sing Us A Song Ma Before We Say Goodbye

Sing Us A Song Ma  Before We Say Goodbye
Author: Johnny Slater
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-05-20
ISBN: 1785452886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sing Us A Song Ma Before We Say Goodbye Book Excerpt:

Sing Us A Song Ma, Before We Say Goodbye is a lively, vividly rendered and extremely moving memoir of Johnny Slater's childhood in war-torn Liverpool. Written by his daughter Carol, it follows Johnny from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, right up until his period of National Service from 1954-1956. It tracks the progress of Johnny, his brother Jimmy, sister Cath, Ma, Da, Aunty Julia and his four-legged friends, Punch and Judy - through the devastation of the Liverpool Blitz, their evacuation to a country farm (and the first sight of cows for the children), Johnny's school years, D-Day, first love, and the devastating tragedy that befalls the family during Johnny's time in the army. It is full of detail and colour, painting an exuberant and loving picture of working class life in Kirkdale, on the banks of the Mersey, where life was often hard and money in short supply, but where communities pulled together, family was everything and it only took a chippy dinner or a bonfire to send a small boy into paroxysms of joy. The dialect-driven dialogue creates a rich sense of place, and the characters are full of life and love, so that the untimely death of one of them at the end of the narrative is profoundly moving and tragic.

Journey Through Love

Journey Through Love
Author: Acirfa Valentine
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1546272577
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Through Love Book Excerpt:

The journey through love reveals the inevitable fact of relationships. Love often ends in heartbreak but we should all be so lucky to gather our own snapshot of irreplaceable memories.

Lines of Time

Lines of Time
Author: Neil L. Hawkins
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-08-23
ISBN: 1728369460
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lines of Time Book Excerpt:

In this ninth sequel to The Book in the Loft series, Captain Varkon and the crew of Explorer must travel into the unknown to locate two missing crew members, who are trapped in a different timeline. Their journey takes them in and out of parallel universes, where Varkon learns of his own death and of his doppelganger’s request for assistance to end an interplanetary war.

Soul Stripped Bare

Soul Stripped Bare
Author: Yvonne Donohoe
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-01-22
ISBN: 1504322347
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Stripped Bare Book Excerpt:

In an era of happiness, lattes and the ‘quick fix’ Donohoe explores the natural but painful experience of grief. The question on her lips is ‘Am I Grieving Normally?’ She soon discovers there is nothing normal about profound loss. This beautifully written memoir and grief manual is healing and transformative for anyone experiencing loss. “Grief provided time to heal from the brokenness of loss: my broken heart, my broken spirit, my broken life, my broken future...” Meet courageous parents who all learnt that love transcends death and that grieving is like breathing – we instinctively know how to do it. “Death stripped my son of his life yet grief provided the opportunity to strip away the protective walls I’d built around mine. Death was the doorway to his new life in spirit and as my precious son moved on, I too, was moving on. My soul had been stripped bare in preparation for my rebirth.”

My Father and I

My Father and I
Author: David Caron
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 0801457181
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Father and I Book Excerpt:

"It is a living museum of a long-gone Jewish life and, supposedly, a testimony to the success of the French model of social integration. It is a communal home where gay men and women are said to stand in defiance of the French model of social integration. It is a place of freedom and tolerance where people of color and lesbians nevertheless feel unwanted and where young Zionists from the suburbs gather every Sunday and sometimes harass Arabs. It is a hot topic in the press and on television. It is open to the world and open for business. It is a place to be seen and a place of invisibility. It is like a home to me, a place where I feel both safe and out of place and where my father felt comfortable and alienated at the same time. It is a place of nostalgia, innovation, shame, pride, and anxiety, where the local and the global intersect for better and for worse. And for better and for worse, it is a French neighborhood."—from My Father and I Mixing personal memoir, urban studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, as well as a generous selection of photographs, My Father and I focuses on the Marais, the oldest surviving neighborhood of Paris. It also beautifully reveals the intricacies of the relationship between a Jewish father and a gay son, each claiming the same neighborhood as his own. Beginning with the history of the Marais and its significance in the construction of a French national identity, David Caron proposes a rethinking of community and looks at how Jews, Chinese immigrants, and gays have made the Marais theirs. These communities embody, in their engagement of urban space, a daily challenge to the French concept of universal citizenship that denies them all political legitimacy. Caron moves from the strictly French context to more theoretical issues such as social and political archaism, immigration and diaspora, survival and haunting, the public/private divide, and group friendship as metaphor for unruly and dynamic forms of community, and founding disasters such as AIDS and the Holocaust. Caron also tells the story of his father, a Hungarian Jew and Holocaust survivor who immigrated to France and once called the Marais home.

Heading South Looking North

Heading South  Looking North
Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1998-04-01
ISBN: 1466819049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heading South Looking North Book Excerpt:

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times). In his brilliant memoir, Heading South, Looking North, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures--not once, but three times--is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile. Dorfman filters these events through his dual and hybrid life, speaking, reading, thinking at times in Spanish, at times in English. Beautifully written and deeply moving, Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman creates and an enthralling meditation about true personal conviction and courage in the late twentieth century.

Who s In Charge of a World That Suffers

Who s In Charge of a World That Suffers
Author: Billy Graham
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN: 0785248986
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s In Charge of a World That Suffers Book Excerpt:

Why is suffering the common lot of all people everywhere--believers and non-believers alike--and why does it seem that the world is out of control when it comes to the problem of pain and suffering? Who’s in Charge of a World that Suffers? includes an informative and inspirational new introduction by Franklin Graham that speaks to today’s reader in the midst of painful circumstances. In this book, originally titled Till Armageddon, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham uncovers the clues the scriptures offer in answer to that universal question--why do people suffer? Readers will discover what the Bible says about: Why Christians are not exempt from suffering Living above your circumstances The place of prayer in suffering God’s promises for those who suffer And much more Christians are called to learn what it means to trust God in every circumstance, and to live for Him no matter what comes their way. It is essential to think more clearly about suffering, and to rearrange your priorities so that when your personal armageddons come, you will not be taken by surprise or be unprepared. Christian readers, pastors, Bible study leaders, and anyone questioning where God fits into suffering will find encouragement in this message of hope for a broken world.

Death the Last God

Death  the Last God
Author: Anne Geraghty
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2014-11-28
ISBN: 1782797084
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death the Last God Book Excerpt:

Anne Geraghty was a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist when her son, Tim Guest, author of My Life in Orange died suddenly. Her old life ended. She went on a search for her lost son. Where was he? What was he? Did he live on in some other realm? Or had he fallen into the darkness of oblivion? Her search for Tim became an exploration into the nature of death itself. We die as we have lived. Our lives are not like those of a C12th Tibetan, a C15th Cardinal or a Zen monk; we cannot, therefore, simply turn to old maps and myths of what happens when we die. We need a new narrative of death that embraces our modern understandings of our humanity and the workings of the universe. This book is the story of a grieving mother looking for her dead son, an investigation into death in our modern world, and an exploration of our struggles to live well in the ever-present shadow of death. It is not a book with answers; it is an invitation to look at death differently. This book offers fresh and original ideas about death and dying. And it will radically change your understanding of what death is.

Lockdown Diary

Lockdown Diary
Author: Callum Ross
Publsiher: Europa Edizioni
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2021-02-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lockdown Diary Book Excerpt:

None of us could have imagined our lives would be struck by a global pandemic. Until it happened, and our lives suddenly changed. Everything slowly shuts down. No meetings, no parties, no movies, no sporting events, no restaurants. Fear of Covid-19 forces us to repudiate our most natural and ancestral instinct to socialise, to deny our innate desire to form strong, concrete, durable bonds with other human beings. So, when it’s impossible to satisfy such an ancient need, and we are forced to be apart from the world, what’s left? Callum Ross, in his darkest moments, discovered that communication has many faces, and one of those faces has the shape of a diary. With all the difficulties of a lockdown that lasted over a hundred days, he found the strength to face his fears and insecurity. When he couldn’t reach out to the world, he did what he could to survive: he reached out to himself. And, as he was locked inside his house, he didn’t just survive: his inner journey led him to a personal growth, to a renewal of his passion for writing, to a mature and complete consciousness of his dreams and hopes. Callum is unique but, at the same time, he is every one of us – he wants to live, to love, and be loved. By publishing his diary he proves that, even when it seems most unlikely, the will to connect and communicate with others is a powerful tool to face life’s hardships. Callum Ross lives in a small town in Fife, Scotland, with both his parents. Now in his 30’s, he has been writing since his early teens. Callum enjoys keeping a diary and has written throughout his experiences with depression and anxiety throughout lockdown. Many issues he addresses in his diary such as his father’s many trips into hospital, his crush on his work colleague Ben and the many restrictions imposed on the UK causing conflicts with friends and family. Callum became an uncle in February and strives to be the best uncle there is.

The Dragon Mother s Dream

The Dragon Mother s Dream
Author: Gerhard Fischer
Publsiher: ETT Imprint
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1925706192
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon Mother s Dream Book Excerpt:

This is the story of a journey to Southern California, home of the American Dream, in search of fame and fortune. An Australian couple of mixed German-Chinese origin with their six-year old son Maximilian leave their settled life in Sydney to move to California. The boy's Mandarin name is Xiaolong, meaning Little Dragon, and the dream of his mother is that he will one day become the number one golf player in the world. She has contacted Tiger Woods' first professional coach who is supposed to take the boy under his wings, and she is determined to make her dream come true. The book follows Maximilian's exposure to playing junior gold, the highlights and pitfalls along with the emotional ups and downs of children involved in competitive sport, and their parents' sometimes conflicting and contradictory expectations, culminating in an account of Maximilian competing at the Junior World Championship in San Diego. But 'The Dragon Mother's Dream' is more than a book about golf. Part travelogue and part parenting memoir, it is a journal about living in one of the most privileged places in California. It documents the everyday realities and idiosyncracies of the contemporary American way of life, recorded with great precision and attention to detail by an Australian writer of European roots and - sometimes satirical, often ironic - sensibilities. At the end of the book, the mother's dream takes an unexpected twist.