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The Light of the World: A Memoir

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, itself, Alexander tells a love story that is, lucid price, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss.

In the light of the world, elizabeth alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. The light of the world is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. Louis dispact best book of 2015 picknew york times book review editor's choicean amazon's best Book of the Month, April 2015IndieBound Indie Next #1 Pick, May 2015A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.

The Light of the World: A Memoir #ad - Pulitzer prize in letters: biography finalist""national book critics cirle awards autobiography finalist"new york times bestsellerfirst lady michelle Obama's Favorite Book of 2015A New Yorker, Newsday, Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, NPR, Library Journal, People. Com, shelf awareness, The Root, and St.

For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is required reading.

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Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America

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Santa Fe Writer's Project #ad - A testament to courage, clarity, and the rewards of taking risks, solitude, Patagonian Road proves that discovery, and simplicity remain possible in the 21st century, and that travel holds an enduring capacity to transform. Following paul theroux's route from his 1979 travelogue, mccahill transports the reader from a classroom in a Quito barrio to a dingy room in an El Salvadorian brothel, and from the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the heights of the Peruvian Andes.

In her struggles with language, rare inspiration, service, romance, culture, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but to meaningful work, and homesickness, and profound self-discovery. Spanning four seasons, and countless buses, 10 countries, three teaching jobs, Patagonian Road chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina.

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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life

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Open Road Media #ad - Written with the cooperation of o’keeffe’s family, and using sources unavailable during her lifetime, this biography presents the artist’s own voice through her letters to family and friends. This vividly rendered, beautifully written account succeeds in capturing the passions, controversies, and contradictions in the life of an extraordinary woman.

Coming of age in the modern era, feminism, she went on to defy the social conventions of her time and lead a successful and emancipated life full of creativity, and austerity that has taken on mythic proportion. Robinson follows o’keeffe from her childhood on a Wisconsin farm to the center of the New York art scene where she met her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life #ad - Roxana robinson’s multilayered book explores O’Keeffe’s journey to personal and professional independence, the evolution of her art, and her most influential relationships. But o’keeffe, ever caught between the demands of love and art, left New York to find inspiration in the New Mexico desert where she created some of her most renowned work.

 . Stieglitz championed o’Keeffe, exhibiting her work at his gallery and drawing her into his inner circle of early modernists. A new york times notable book: roxana robinson’s definitive biography of Georgia O’Keeffe is a rich and revealing portrait of the iconic American artist. Artist georgia o’keeffe was born into a family of strong Midwestern farmwomen and taught self-reliance at an early age.

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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen

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Open Road Media #ad - From veal scallops sautéed on a hot plate in her studio apartment to home-baked bread that is both easy and delicious, Colwin imparts her hard-earned secrets with wit, empathy, and charm. Interweaving essential tips and recipes with hilarious stories of meals both delectable and disastrous, expert chefs,  Home Cooking is a masterwork of culinary memoir and an inspiration to novice cooks, and food lovers everywhere.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate. She advocates for simple dishes made from fresh, organic ingredients, and counsels that even in the worst-case scenario, there is always an elegant solution: dining out.

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen #ad - . Laurie colwin’s food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend. The new york times in this delightful celebration of food, and friends, family, one of America’s most cherished kitchen companions shares her lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. Highly personal and refreshingly down-to-earth, Laurie Colwin’s irresistible ode to domestic pleasures is a must-have for anyone who has ever savored the memory of a mouthwatering meal.

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Christmas at High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic

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Virago #ad - Originally published in the 1930s and 1940s and never before collected, and an electrifying afternoon for Laura Morland and friends at Low Rising, escapades on ice, these stories by the incomparable Angela Thirkell relate merry scenes of a trip to the pantomime, a Christmas Day gone awry, not to mention the chatter of the arty set at a London private view.

Charming, irreverent and full of mischievous humour, they offer the utmost entertainment in any season of the year.

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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

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Baker Books #ad - Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast what Should I Read Next?, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover. Our books shape us, enchant us, define us, and even sometimes infuriate us. For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle.

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life #ad - . Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd rather be reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

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You'll Grow Out of It

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - These include her "transformation from pippi longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man, " attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" "Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds". Raw, and consistently hilarious, relatable, yOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.

In you'll grow out of it, klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity.

You'll Grow Out of It #ad - People's best book of the year! one of new york times' notable books of 2016!instant new york times and usa today bestseller!you'll grow out of it hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman.

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The Man in the Window Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the prying eyes of his neighbors in the small town of Waverly. Across town, iris shula, a lonely and unlovely nurse, knows at thirty-seven it is unlikely that her Prince Charming will ever appear. One that will make you laugh and that will break—and remake—your heart.

But iris is about to learn how wrong she is. When louis accidentally falls out of his second-story window, these two kindred souls are brought together. What unfolds is a most unlikely love story.

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Perennials

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Thomas Nelson #ad - This is a book to read more than once. Karen white, new york times bestselling author“If Julie Cantrell isn’t on your reading list, she should be. Lisa wingate, national bestselling authorwhen two estranged sisters reunite for their parents’ 50th anniversary, a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother’s perennial garden.

Eva sutherland—known to all as lovey—grew up safe and secure in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by a rich literary history and her mother’s stunning flower gardens. But at forty-five, lovey is feeling more alone than ever and questioning the choices that led her here. When her father calls insisting she come home three weeks early for her parents’ 50th anniversary, Lovey is at her wits’ end.

Perennials #ad - She’s about to close the biggest contract of her career, and there’s a lot on the line. All the while, lovey served as the family scapegoat, always bearing the brunt when Bitsy threw blame her way. At eighteen, suffocating in her sister’s shadow, Lovey turned down a marriage proposal and fled to Arizona.

Bitsy became the homecoming queen and the perfect Southern belle who could do no wrong. Free from bitsy’s vicious lies, she became a successful advertising executive and a weekend yoga instructor, carving a satisfying life for herself. Her older sister, Bitsy, blamed Lovey for the irreparable damage. But now that she’s returned, she’s realizing things at home were not always what they seemed.

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That Kind of Mother: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - Rebecca is white, and priscilla is black, for the first time, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently.

Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. When priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby.

Named a recommended book of 2018 by:buzzfeed • the boston globe •  the millions • instyle • southern living • vogue • Popsugar • Kirkus • The Washington Post • Library Journal • Real Simple • NPR“With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.

That Kind of Mother: A Novel #ad - Celeste ng, author of little fires everywherefrom the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keepLike many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.

Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life.

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Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

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Baker Books #ad - But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them and why that matters, such as Myers-Briggs, popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, exploring, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others.

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything #ad - She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, parenting, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, productivity, the workplace, including love and marriage, and spiritual life. In her friendly, love, bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, relatable style, work, and pray.

If the viral buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world.

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