Description : Follows the unusual relationship that grows between Nuala, an Irish immigrant nurse, and her patient, James Blatchley, a man on life support, as he slips in and out of a coma
Description : The first anthology of its kind, The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit spotlights poets of the Asian diaspora with connections to East, West, South, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands who represent a variety of cultures and religious traditions including Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism. Among the contributors are active religious practitioners, recent converts, agnostics, and those who practice a personal spirituality. This vibrant collection includes many of this generation's most acclaimed writers and exciting new voices to create a nuanced and dynamic portrait of today's Asian American poets and their spiritual engagements with issues such as poetry as spiritual witness, locating the divine in the natural world, relationships with cultural history and ancestors, spiritual practice as a form of political resistance, questions of faith and doubt, and prayers and rituals.
Description : Helen Keller's autobiographies THE STORY OF MY LIFE and THE WORLD I LIVE IN chronicle in her own words the remarkable true story we have come to know from the stage and film productions of THE MIRACLE WORKER. Here we discover Helen's thoughts and feelings hidden in the blind, deaf, and mute character in those productions—thoughts and feelings she came to express with such eloquence orally and in writings in later years. And here we are inspired not only by Helen Keller and her journey but also by the intriguing possibilities that certainly must be awaiting discovery in others.EARLY REVIEWS "The autobiography of Helen Keller is unquestionably one of the most remarkable records ever published."—British Weekly"This book is a human document of intense interest, and without a parallel, we suppose, in the history of literature."—Yorkshire Post"Miss Keller's autobiography, well written and full of practical interest in all sides of life, literary, artistic and social, records an extraordinary victory over physical disabilities."—Times"This book is a record of the miraculous. No one can read it without being profoundly touched by the patience and devotion which brought the blind, deaf-mute child into touch with human life, without being filled with wonder at the quick intelligence which made such communication with the outside world possible."—Queen
Description : Dreaming humanity's future. There is nothing like the dream to create the future. Victor Hugo. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen. What is it we, as a human race, desire in the world? What dreams do we have to shape our future? Over 100 artists, activists, authors, educators, speakers, environmentalists, scientists, young entrepreneurs, visionaries, and Elders were asked for the following: A written description of your perfect world, or your dream world. This can be one sentence or many pages; a poem or researched essay. Your dream world can be as fantastic and marvelous as you want it to be. There are no rules, no right or wrong descriptions, only the world of your imagination and the world of your dreams.
Description : Many times I was called things which were not pleasing to hear, but I never let that get in my way. I had dreams of being somebody, but I pushed them to the side because anybody can have dreams. I always felt different about myself, but I couldnt explain it. Being told constantly that I was different from my mother never settled in until now. After finding myself, I made myself a promiseto never let myself be lost again. Diamond Crystal Hayes November 25, 2004
Description : "My Eyes to the World I Know" "Learn to live within yourself and you find the secret to life" The Universe has a way of uniting us all together despite our individual souls. I believe we as people are all one with a special and unique purpose in life, so our purpose in life is to find what it is we are meant to do and do it. You will notice much of my poetry is inspired by nature. Nature has been here since the beginning of time and I believe taking the time to understand the ways of nature has given me a deeper insight on the world we live in. This book is an exciting combination of my journey as a young man and what I have overcome to be the man I am today including, "How to overcome anger," "Spiritual Energy," and much more. Additionally, I included 25 of my greatest poems featuring "I Know a Man," and so much more . "Most Anticipated book for the New Year," and great collection item as it really is two books in one!
Description : These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.