Description : Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention. You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.
Description : By a renowned Buddhist monk and best-selling author, this guide offers simple daily practices--including mindfulness of breath, mindful walking, deep listening, mindful speech, and more--to help readers discover the happiness and freedom of living in the present moment.
Description : A collection of poems, stories, essays, and art drawn from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards showcases cutting-edge young authors.
Description : Northrop Frye wrote that for Canadian poets the question of identity isn’t so much ‘Who am I?’ as ‘Where is here?’ In his ground-breaking book, James Pollock gives his answer: that where we are as a literary culture has a great deal to do with our relationship to elsewhere. For far too long, Canadians have refused to read our poetry in the larger international context of poetry as an art, leaving our poets isolated and ignored. Pollock sets out to situate our verse on the map of world poetry – a map which, like one of those incomplete globes from the sixteenth century, still leaves Canada largely uncharted. Acutely intelligent and unflinchingly honest in its judgements, You Are Here is an eye-opening guide to the new world of Canadian poetry, sensitively exploring the work of such poets as Anne Carson, Daryl Hine, Jeffery Donaldson, Karen Solie and Eric Ormsby. The collection ends with a witty treatise on good criticism, and a passionate and learned reconsideration of poetic values, making You Are Here an essential companion for students and lovers of Canadian poetry everywhere.
Description : You’re not here on earth just to breath, own some neat stuff, and die. You know there’s much more to it than that. So why do so many people waste their lives? The truth is, thrill seeking and intense experiences can be exciting, but they can’t give you the sense of true meaning you long for. Here’s why: You were created for a specific purpose. Lots of people don’t believe that, but it’s true. In these pages you’ll find out why…and you’ll learn how to live a life of purpose and meaning instead of just trying to fill your existence with unhealthy relationships, destructive decisions, expensive possessions, and anything else that on the surface, looks like it will provide satisfaction–but only takes more life than it gives. You Are Here will open your eyes. It will encourage and equip you to seek your unique yet universal purpose. And it will help you use your gifts, personality, strengths, and even your weaknesses to achieve genuinely great things. You’ve got a lot to deal with in life. Even so, you can overcome your obstacles, accomplish your life purpose, and live out your passion. It’s your choice. And it can start right now. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : &Lsquo;The Trouble With My Life Is That It`S Like A Bra Strap When You Put Your Bra On Wrong . . .` At Twenty-Five, Life`S Innumerable Entanglements Are Getting To Arshi. Her Blonde American Step-Mom`S Trying Too Hard (She`S Taken To Welcoming Guests With A Traditional Aarti). The Gorgeous Guy Who Has Arshi All Flushed And Dreamy Doesn`T Seem To Be Trying At All (He`S The Ice Prince Who Thaws At His Own Convenience). Her Best Friend Deeksha`S Going To Be Married In A Few Months (Arshi`S Still In The Process Of Finding The Correct Labels For The Men In Her Life). And, Her Otherwise Unruffled, Cocktail-Concocting Flatmate Topsy`S Getting Testier By The Day Because Her Conservative Family Will Never Approve Of The Darling Guy She`S In Love With. What`S More, There`S A Cheating Ex-Boyfriend, A Weepy Neighbour And A Heinous Boss Who Need To Be Told Where To Get Off. Her Head Spinning Wildly With The Sheer Gravity Of Her Life`S Quandaries, Arshi Realizes What She Needs Most Now (Besides A Barrelful Of Alcohol And Some Serious Postcoital Cuddling) Are Just A Few Epiphanies Of The Right Kind . . . Saucy, Wise And Audaciously Candid, You Are Here Introduces A Bold And Irresistible New Voice.
Description : All Peter Bankston ever wanted to do was paint. An aspiring painter, Peter scratches out a paupers living in San Francisco, wanting nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, he finds himself getting involved with not one but two very different men. Like Peter, getting involved with another man is the last thing on Nick Katsariss mind. Smart, handsome, and good-humored, Nicks done more than just survivehes positively thriving in San Francisco. But when he meets Peter, what begins as fun and games quickly turns into a game he cant control. Miles Bettencourts days are filled with longing. For him, San Francisco is haunted by Stuart, his missing ex-lover. Desperate to win him back, Miles wanders the streets in the hope of running into Stuart again. Instead, he runs into Peterthe one man who might hold the key to what Miles is looking for. These three gay men soon form one very unlikely love triangle. Sometimes, when people break apart and then come together, they learn that discovering that where you are is the key to knowing who you are.
Description : More Than Words: Bestselling authors and real-life heroines Every year, Harlequin's More Than Words award is given to three real-life heroines, women whose courage and vision have helped change people's lives for the better. Once again, three bestselling Harlequin authors have written stories inspired by these remarkable women. In You Are Here, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Whitman wishes she could just disappear. After her father's death, her family lost everything, including their home and comfortable way of life. With the help of a local charity, they've relocated to downtown Phoenix. But Jenn has unfinished business back in Paradise Valley. Sixty-six days ago, Jenn fell in love with seventeen-year-old cowboy William Finnigan…and then he shattered her heart. She's been avoiding him ever since. But if Jenn wants to reclaim her beloved horse, she'll have to stop running. Jenn needs to face Finn one last time so she can put her past behind her and truly start over. Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Red at Night by Katie McGarry, You Are Here by Liz Fichera and The Gift of a Good Start by Earl Sewell. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website, at www.HarlequinMoreThanWords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer to download these free novellas today.
Description : Sixteen-year-old Emma Healy has never felt that she fit in with the rest of her family, so when she discovers that she had a twin brother who died shortly after they were born, she takes off on an impulsive road trip to try to discover who she really is.