Blackberries in the Dream House Book

Blackberries in the Dream House


  • Author : Diane Frank
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1887472681

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Blackberries in the Dream House Excerpt :

This book offers both a wide range of critical perspectives on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) from around the world, and substantial responses to them. It represents the first attempt to engage in print with the controversies and complexities that have exercised - sometimes painfully - the therapy and counselling world, since CBT has risen to such cultural prominence as Western governments take a serious interest in the psychological therapies as instruments of public policy-making. "Against and For CBT" will be essential reading for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors of each and every approach who are concerned with understanding the phenomenon that is CBT and its discontents. It will be core reading both on Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)/CBT and contrasting modality training courses that wish to encourage critical engagement with the meaning and cultural context of! the therapeutic endeavour.

Create your dream house and garden Book

Create your dream house and garden


  • Author : Lizzie O'Prey
  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Release Date : 2012-01-16
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907518072

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Create your dream house and garden Excerpt :

Millions of us want to improve our home and surroundings, and there’s a ton of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from what doesn't? What we need are failsafe short cuts to turning our run-of-the-mill house into our dream home, complete with the perfect garden. Create your dream house and garden is the indispensable guide to turning your property into your dream residence, inside and out. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Create your dream house and garden will help you make the most of your house and garden so you can feel truly at home. Create your dream house and garden is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value.

There Is Wisdom in Walnuts Book

There Is Wisdom in Walnuts


  • Author : Tony Ellis
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 159540998X

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There Is Wisdom in Walnuts Excerpt :

The title of Tony Ellis' collection of poems ""there is wisdom in walnuts,"" reflects one of the primary concerns of this collection: the presence and containment of the infinite within its smallest part. Ellis' poems like jewels, spare, serene and pristine in their beauty need no particular setting. They reflect, like clear mirrors unhampered by distortion, the unity and connectedness of all things. Focusing on personal meditative experiences and daily activities, the poems in this collection playfully and longingly touch the edges of eternity. With a minimum of adornment and elaboration, the images presented in these poems move us as through a prism into the center of things. The speaker in these poems seek the oneness and is nourished by his affinity to it. In a single dewdrop the speaker states: from a single drop of dew is the pathway to a million civilizations whose voice we never hear except in the gentle breath of breeze and the quiet hum of life infinitely growing This economy of words, unembroidered, allows for the graceful and effortless slipping of the bonds of the commonplace as we enter timelessness and connect with past and future. The sparkling dewdrop becomes the gateway to connect with the eternal since it carries within itself the essence and the paradigm of all of life and is part of the magnificent and all-encompassing software that is nature. In the poem sometimes, the speaker explains: there is nothing so fulfilling as the white tassle of a carpet seen through the eyes of everything, or a simple green pot sitting clean on a perfect surface

Dream House Book

Dream House


  • Author : Catherine Armsden
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-10-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780990537069

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Dream House Excerpt :

A Fatal Car Accident That Leads to Startling Truths About the Home Gina Left Behind Gina balances between her current life in California and her past in Maine. Torn between the two, she does what any architect will do. She deconstructs her old childhood home piece by piece and with it, the secrets it carries. In the months following her parents’ fatal car accident in Maine, architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart: anxious with her two young children, alienated by her clients’ grand house dreams, and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. While she and her sister Cassie are cleaning out their childhood home on the coast of Maine, they stir up painful memories and resentments over family possessions. A legendary collection of historically significant letters is missing from the artifacts they unearth, supporting a decades-old suspicion that their aunt or estranged cousin has stolen them. Threatened by the loss of the old house and its extraordinary seaside landscape, Gina finds her heart swinging wildly between Maine and California, creating conflict with her husband, Paul. To learn what the Maine house means to her, she approaches it objectively, as an architect, bringing it to life on paper. Her family’s story unfolds room by room: the darkroom from which her gentle but passive father, Ron, ran his photography business, the kitchen where her volatile mother, Eleanor, toiled under the weight of dashed dreams. As children, Gina and Cassie warily navigated rooms permeated with toxic secrets hobbling Eleanor and Ron’s marriage. As Gina deconstructs the house, startling truths are revealed, changing family history and allowing Gina and Cassie to begin healing family wounds. Gina has the chance to search the recesses of her heart, too, discovering within her a vitalizing compassion and an awakened understanding of what makes a house a home. If you enjoyed books like The Dancing Girls, The Murmur of Bees, or Little White Secrets; then you’ll love Dr

The House on Blackberry Hill Book
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The House on Blackberry Hill


  • Author : Donna Alward
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466843646

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The House on Blackberry Hill Excerpt :

When a young woman inherits a rundown mansion, the last thing she expects to find is the key to her heart... Abby Foster is a fish out of water in the Maine coastal town of Jewell Cove. The crumbling Foster estate, left to her by a relative she never even knew, has everyone's eyes on her—an eerie reminder of the long-buried family secrets that have haunted her...forever. Single, stunning, and sometimes too strong-willed for her own good, Abby's plan is to sell the house and hightail it back to Nova Scotia. But another part of her is intrigued by the idea of starting over somewhere new—and finally learning the truth about her heritage. THE HOUSE ON BLACKBERRY HILL Enter Tom Arseneault. The best contractor in Jewell Cove, Tom is determined to restore the beauty and prestige of the Foster mansion—and maybe even work his charms on its beautiful new heir. The attraction between him and Abby is undeniable, and the more time Tom spends on the house the more he wants to be in it with her. But Abby's not sure she can trust him—or anyone in Jewell Cove who seems to know more about her family history than she does. Home: Is it really where the heart is after all? "Oh, my silly heart be still. This is a wonderful romance, packed with family drama, a sexy hero, an incredible old house. You'll fall in love from the very first page."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Tricycle Book

Tricycle


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X006197427

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Dreams Book

Dreams


  • Author : Adam Fronteras
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Dream interpretation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1844518477

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Dreams Excerpt :

Do you have recurring flying dreams and wonder what they mean? Divided into thematic categories such as animals, birth and death, body, fears, journey, space and relationships, along with useful case studies at the back, this guide provides insight into your sleeping mind.

Dream House Book

Dream House


  • Author : Charlotte Nekola
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020317785

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Dream House Excerpt :

In the tradition of Jill Kerr Conway's The Road from Coorain and Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, this girl's life of the 1950s is a deeply moving family memoir. Nekota writes in eloquent translucent prose about a time when it was important to crease your khakis, shine the fins on your car, and plant colorful flowers in front of your suburban home. But her story contradicts this vision of families as well kept as their lawns. Nekola's is a woman's take on an era when men were men and women stayed close to home. Dad is in love with travel and, when not away on business trips, leaves home through his nightly cocktails. Mom collects recipes, having forsaken a career as a teacher. She dreams of writing children's books, but can't find a free moment to transfer the stories from her mind to paper. While the children glimpse the magic of childhood - getting up in the middle of the night to see an eclipse, finding possums in the backyard - they feel the disquieting reverberations of loss and longing. This family memoir looks at what might have been lost in the struggle to "move up". It explores the cost of what was left unsaid by the "silent generation", and what the cost was for their children - from becoming pregnant and marrying young to dropping out and becoming hippies. Nekola speaks compassionately of her family torn apart by alcoholism, early death, and homelessness. Through writing, through caring, she charts a path for others to rethink their lives and the lives of their families.

Dream House Book

Dream House


  • Author : Barbara C. Bean
  • Publisher : Center for Literary Pub
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050760993

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Dream House Excerpt :

In these nine brilliant stories, love and marriage are examined and re-examined from a variety of perspectives, all provocative, all troubling. A teacher falls in love with her student, a sister dances naked for her brother, a wife loves her husband's mistress, a widow learns the close relationship between love and death, a trilogy explores the course of a marriage shot through with secrets, and the irrationality and mystery of love are discovered over and over again. The dream house of the title story is the one beneath the surface, the private house, where love opens up new avenues of intimacy, news ways of knowing another person. In Barbara Bean's debut collection, we are introduced to a striking new voice in contemporary fiction, a voice at once sexy, funny, wise -- and unforgettable.

Bear Flag Republic Book

Bear Flag Republic


  • Author : Christopher Buckley
  • Publisher : Greenhouse Review Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105133440870

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Poetry. BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC features poems from ninety poets, including Killarney Clary, Wanda Coleman, Peter Everwine, Richard Garcia, Amy Gerstler, Robert Hass, Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, Mark Jarman, Dorianne Laux, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Morton Marcus, Czeslaw Milosz, Luis Omar Salinas, David St. John, Joseph Stroud, Amy Uyematsu, Diane Wakoski, Charles Wright, and Al Young, among many others. This great anthology also includes twenty-two essays from poets, including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Mark Jarman, Diane Wakoski, Charles Harper Webb, and more. "Speaking is natural; writing is not. Prose and poetry will forever combine and recombine to express what utterly needs to be told"--Al Young. "A prose poem has the shape of water; it spreads out. Some poems are that expansive, that open and fluid, and their shape needs to reflect their nature..."--Marsha de la O.

One Small Kindness Book

One Small Kindness


  • Author : Gayl Teller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058239768

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One Small Kindness Excerpt :

These poems provide entrance to a powerful soul. They carry the impact of the difficult and heightened task of being fully alive and present.Diane Frank, Pulitzer Prize Nominee -- Blackberries in the Dream House. . . she shows how small acts of compassion can have large reverberations in people's lives. Again and again she focuses on the moment when one life reaches out to another, a moment that makes a world of difference. Packed with memorable characters and events, One Small Kindness is a mind-stretching, sometimes heart-wrenching book which offers us all an education in empathy.Dr. Allan Dorn, World Order of Narrative and Formalist PoetsZesty, ebullient, capacious, and even wise, Gayl Teller's poems reveal in the palpable details of a vivacious women's family life, complete with aging parents, a long marriage, children, uncles, and aunts. Teller aims each of her poems straight at the fully liven moment, which she believes can be achieved despite grim realities -- and perhaps because of them. One Small Kindness memorializes those benign moments of love that never make the news, but lay a deep foundation for well being.Molly Peacock, author of Cornucopia: New and Selected PoemsGayl Teller has produced a book of great strength and tenderness, emotion's lyrics that focus on family, marriage, motherhood, the intelligent connections among them. The poems start with local imagery -- 'the bounty of familiarity' -- and extend from the kitchen and dining table out to the often hurting world, to Kosovo, say, and East Africa, as well as a hospital room where her father struggles inside his languishing body. One Small Kindness is 'not about somber light,' but 'belief in horizon again.' What a pleasure!Michelle Cooper, Editor, The Newport ReviewIn spite of all the contrary evidence: History's 'bloody face'; the Nazi death camps; the humiliating suffering of the aged, one's father, mother or sweet uncle Phil; the licensed global madness of war and terrorism, Gayl Teller insist

Memorials of the Grand River Valley Book

Memorials of the Grand River Valley


  • Author : Franklin Everett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1878
  • Genre: Grand River Valley (Mich.)
  • Pages : 619
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005649200

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The Blackberry Web Book

The Blackberry Web


  • Author : Kelly Christenson
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604622485

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The Blackberry Web Excerpt :

Rafe Langley's life is suddenly in shambles. His perfect life with wife, Ann, and daughter, Julie, is destroyed by a pedophile, who systematically removes any sense of peace and safety. Devastated by the realization this betrayal comes from the one he trusts most, Rafe begins a journey of healing. His quest brings him in contact with a child pornography facilitator and a world-renowned journalist, and provides a disturbing look at the differences between American and European culture. The Blackberry Web is a story of victimsa "of all different agesa "of child abuse, who must learn to trust and love again, to overcome psychological and physical damage, to forget, to forgive, and to adjust to a new life of hope."

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Find Your Happiness Book

Chicken Soup for the Soul Find Your Happiness


  • Author : Jack Canfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611591965

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Find Your Happiness Excerpt :

What makes you happy? Others share how they found their passion, purpose, and joy in life in these 101 personal and exciting stories that are sure to inspire and encourage readers to find their own happiness. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness will encourage readers to pursue their dreams, find their passion and seek joy in their life with its 101 personal and inspiring stories. This book continues Chicken Soup for the Soul’s focus on inspiration and hope, reminding us that we all can find our own happiness.

Christmas in Hawthorn Bay Book

Christmas in Hawthorn Bay


  • Author : Kathleen O'Brien
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1426883579

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Christmas in Hawthorn Bay Excerpt :

Mayor Nora Carson knows that council's plan to bulldoze the Killian family's mansion won't just stir up bad blood—it will attract the last person on earth she wants to see: Jack Killian. Run out of town when they were high school sweethearts, the big city lawyer is back to protect his turf—but what he'll find is Nora's eleven-year-old secret. Her worst nightmare is that he'll put two and two together and start asking questions. But there's no way she can tell him how she came to be a single mother. Or why her son has the Killians' blue eyes and curly black hair…