The Book That Matters Most  A Novel Book

The Book That Matters Most A Novel


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393253849

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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

The Book That Matters Most Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Book That Matters Most


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393241655

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The Book That Matters Most Excerpt :

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

Be the Best at What Matters Most Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Be the Best at What Matters Most


  • Author : Joe Calloway
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118611180

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Be the Best at What Matters Most Excerpt :

Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.

Do What Matters Most Book

Do What Matters Most


  • Author : Steven R Shallenberger
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523092598

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Time management remains a huge challenge for most people. This book shares the habits and processes used by top leaders worldwide to minimize distractions and maximize accomplishments. In researching more than 1,260 managers and executives from more than 108 different organizations, Steve and Rob Shallenberger discovered that 68 percent of them feel like their number one challenge is time management, yet 80 percent don't have a clear process for how to prioritize their time. Drawing on their forty years of leadership research, this book offers three powerful habits that the top 10 percent of leaders use to Do What Matters Most. These three high performance habits are developing a written personal vision, identifying and setting Roles and Goals, and consistently doing Pre-week Planning. And Steve and Rob make an audacious promise: these three habits can increase anyone's productivity by at least 30 to 50 percent. For organizations, this means higher profits, happier employees, and increased innovation. For individuals, it means you'll find hours in your week that you didn't know were there—imagine what you could do! You will learn how acquiring this skillset turned an “average” employee into her company's top producer, enabled a senior vice president to reignite his team and achieve record results, transformed a stressed-out manager's work and home life, helped a CEO who felt like he'd lost his edge regain his fire and passion, and much more. By implementing these simple and easy-to-understand habits, supported by tools like the Personal Productivity Assessment, you will learn how to lead a life by design, not by default. You'll feel the power that comes with a sense of control, direction, and purpose.

What Matters Most Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

What Matters Most


  • Author : James Hollis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-12-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440655227

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What Matters Most Excerpt :

The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path. Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters the most in life? To even begin to answer these questions, we must start by exploring our own internal ideals, values, and beliefs. Presenting the unique perspective of respected analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., What Matters Most helps readers learn to appreciate (even be amazed by) events unfolding within, even as the external world creates constant struggles. Taking a fresh look at the concept of happiness, Hollis uses a warm, accessible tone to encourage readers to learn to tolerate ambiguity, embrace growth rather than security, respect the power of Eros, engage spiritual crises, and acknowledge the shadow of mortality. Providing inspiring wisdom and personal reflections to address our deepest worries, What Matters Most yields far more than mere self-help clichés. Instead, Hollis guides readers in uncovering the heart of the matter, discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state—as fully engaged citizens of the world.

The Knitting Circle  A Novel Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

The Knitting Circle A Novel


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2008-01-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0393067130

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The Knitting Circle A Novel Excerpt :

"An intelligent, moving read" (Pages) and "a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent" (Hilma Wolitzer). After the loss of her only child, Mary Baxter finds herself unable to read or write, the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. She reluctantly joins a knitting circle as a way to fill her lonely days—not knowing it will change her life. As they teach Mary new knitting techniques, the women in the circle also reveal their own secrets of loss, love, and hope. With time, Mary is finally able to tell her own story of grief, and in so doing finds the spark of life again.

What Matters Most Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

What Matters Most


  • Author : Courtney Walsh
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496455086

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What Matters Most Excerpt :

"When a photojournalist who feels responsible for the death of five American soldiers in a Afghanistan travels to Nantucket to seek absolution from Emma Sutton, the widow of one of the men, he inadvertently strikes up a friendship with her that slowly turns romantic before he can find a way to tell her why he's really there. Their friendship begins to mend the brokenness in each of them, but she discovers the letter he came to deliver, will the truth ruin everything, or finally bring the peace each has been seeking?"--

The Dream Lover Book
Score: 3
From 51 Ratings

The Dream Lover


  • Author : Elizabeth Berg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679644705

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY • Elizabeth Berg has written a lush historical novel based on the sensuous Parisian life of the nineteenth-century writer George Sand—which is perfect for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert. At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream? Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous, irresistible woman. Praise for The Dream Lover “Exquisitely captivating . . . Sand’s story is so timely and modern in an era when gender and sexual roles are upended daily.”—USA Today “Fantastic . . . a provocative and dazzling portrait . . . Berg tells a terrific story, while simultaneously exploring sexuality, art, and the difficult personal choices women artists in particular made—then and now—in order to succeed. . . . The book, imagistic and p

What Matters Most Book

What Matters Most


  • Author : Emma Dodd
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787416208

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What Matters Most Excerpt :

What matters most? Is it being very big or being super-small? Is it having lots of stuff or not that much at all? Is it having lots of friends or only two or three? Is it talking all the time or listening carefully? Emma Dodd explores the important themes of identity and acceptance in a book that will strike a chord with all parents and encourage children to think about the simple joys in life.

The Book That Matters Most Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Book That Matters Most


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393354096

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The Book That Matters Most Excerpt :

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

How I Saved My Father s Life  and Ruined Everything Else  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

How I Saved My Father s Life and Ruined Everything Else


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545231688

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How I Saved My Father s Life and Ruined Everything Else Excerpt :

Twelve-year-old Madeline believes she can perform miracles. And her biggest one to date is saving her father from an avalanche. But, unmiraculously, he divorces Madeline's mother after his recovery, writes a book about the avalanche, becomes a celebrity, and marries Ava Pomme, a renowned tart maker.When he leaves, Madeline is left with her mother, who is slowly coming undone; her hypochondriac little brother, who spends his days worrying about air-bag safety; a house that is falling apart around her; and no clue how to perform the miracle that will fix it all.Amidst ballet lessons, insufferable recipe experiments for her mother's Family magazine column, and a life-changing trip to Italy, Madeline learns the true meaning of faith and family in this moving novel by acclaimed author Ann Hood.

What Matters Most Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

What Matters Most


  • Author : Hyrum W. Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0684872579

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What Matters Most Excerpt :

The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.

It s Not About You Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

It s Not About You


  • Author : Bob Burg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101544334

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Please note that IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU has been revised and republished with a new title, THE GO-GIVER LEADER (ISBN: 9780399562945). We encourage you to search for THE GO-GIVER LEADER instead of the old edition.

Places to Stay the Night Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Places to Stay the Night


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 055337379X

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Places to Stay the Night Excerpt :

While dissatisfied Libby Harper abandons her husband, her two children, and the town of Holly for something better, frenetic New Yorker Renata Handy returns to Holly to heal her ill child

The Four Things That Matter Most   10th Anniversary Edition Book

The Four Things That Matter Most 10th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Ira Byock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476748535

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The Four Things That Matter Most 10th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

Updated with stories from people who have been inspired by the original text, a guide to connecting with what matters most identifies four phrases for honoring relationships, letting go of unhealthy emotions, and living life fully.