Dancing in the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth by Sandy Boucher

By Sandy Boucher

Ruth Denison was once one of many nice innovators within the early years of Buddhism within the West. during this portrait of her impressive existence, from a early life in Nazi-dominated Germany to the heart of the counterculture within the sixties and seventies, Boucher captures Denison’s detailed voice and the adventure of her extraordinary spirit. “[A] stirring but unsentimental non secular biography.” —Bernadette McGrath, Dragonfly evaluation “[Denison] introduced a strongly female, body-centered method of non secular perform at a time while this used to be considered as radical if no longer subversive . . . Boucher’s lifestyles time and again intersects with Denison’s, making this a twin story of improvement and discovery and, for that reason, doubly compelling.” —Whitney Scott, Booklist “Dancing within the Dharma skillfully conveys Ruth Denison’s complete humanity: her bold presents and beauty and her difficult contradictions . . . [A] riveting and deeply worthwhile portrayal of an excellent teacher.” —Shane Snowdon, Turning Wheel “Author and Denison scholar Sandy Boucher supplies an intimate portrait.” —Shambhala solar Sandy Boucher, a number one spokesperson on ladies and Buddhism, is the writer of numerous books, together with learning Kwan Yin (Beacon / 1341-2 / $13.00 pb), establishing the Lotus (Beacon / 7309-1 / $16.00 pb), and Turning the Wheel (Beacon / 7305-9 / $21.00 pb). She lives in Oakland, California.

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Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and by Claire Fontaine

By Claire Fontaine

How does an honor pupil at one among Los Angeles's most interesting prep schools–a great woman from a cheerful, loving home–trade college uniforms and afternoons on the mall for speedballs behind a truck in rural Indiana? How does her dedicated mom emerge from the surprise of discovering that her daughter has not just disappeared yet have been residing a mystery existence for greater than a 12 months? mom and daughter inform their parallel tales in captivating first–person money owed. Claire Fontaine's tale is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary story chronicling her daughter Mia's drug–fueled manipulation of all people round her as she sought safe haven within the seedy underworld of felons and heroin addicts, the painful early life secrets and techniques that led as much as it, and the therapeutic that undefined. Her look for Mia was once brutal for either mom and daughter, a dizzying sequence of lifeless ends, really good coincidences and, now and then, miracles. finally, Mia used to be compelled into harsh–but–loving boot camp faculties on continents whereas Claire entered a painful yet life–changing application of her personal. Mia's tale contains the jarring tradition surprise of the intense and debatable habit amendment institution she used to be in for almost years, which helped her triumph over melancholy and self–hatred to emerge a robust younger girl with self–esteem and braveness. get back is an unforgettable tale of affection and transformation that might resonate with moms and daughters in all places.

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Girls Like Us: Forty Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood by Gina Misiroglu, Mary Pipher

By Gina Misiroglu, Mary Pipher

All of us have moments from early life that have been turning issues -- humans and occasions that molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In ladies Like Us, forty comprehensive, influential ladies proportion those inspiring moments from their very own childhoods and teen years. Novelist Amy Tan explores the lifetime of a tender lady and her courting to her mom within the pleasure success membership; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and tough youth formed her into the decided chief she is this present day; In Paula, Isabel Allende tells of her mom and dad' valuable reward in encouraging her to specific her creativity. The e-book additionally comprises images of a few of the members on the age they seem of their tales, in addition to short biographies of every.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects by Ernest L. Abel (auth.)

By Ernest L. Abel (auth.)

I have written this ebook simply because I felt there has been a necessity to collect in a single position the monstrous quantity of study that has been released some time past 10 years touching on alcohol's results at the conceptus. My desire is this booklet can be of worth to the numerous clinicians, simple study scientists, social staff, and others who're attracted to this significant factor. The variety of such guides keeps to develop every year, and it used to be a really tricky job to check even a percentage of them thoroughly. whereas i've got brought up lots of those examine experiences, purely those who in my very subjective opinion warranted prolonged insurance have been mentioned. during this regard, a lot of my . ask was once facilitated by means of the numerous first-class stories that experience already been written. to these whose vital contributions haven't been mentioned or brought up, I supply my honest apologies. Omission of those guides more often than not displays my very own own pursuits or expertise, instead of merit.

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Chasing lost time : the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : by Findlay, Jean; Scott-Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth

By Findlay, Jean; Scott-Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth

"The exciting first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by way of his great-great-niece. 'And without notice the reminiscence returns. The flavor was once that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on these mornings i didn't exit sooner than church-time), while I went to claim hey to her in her bed room, my aunt Léonie used to provide me.' With those phrases, Marcel Proust's Read more...

summary: "The exciting first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned via his great-great-niece. 'And without notice the reminiscence returns. The flavor was once that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on these mornings i didn't exit ahead of church-time), while I went to claim howdy to her in her bed room, my aunt Léonie used to provide me.' With those phrases, Marcel Proust's narrator is plunged again into the prior. considering the fact that 1922, English-language readers were capable of take this bounce with him due to translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, who wrestled with Proust's seven-volume masterpiece--published as Remembrance of items Past--until his demise in 1930. whereas Scott Moncrieff's paintings has formed our knowing of 1 of the best novels of the 20 th century, he has remained hidden in the back of the genius of the fellow whose acceptance he helped construct. Now, during this biography--the first ever of the distinguished translator--Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, unearths a desirable, tangled lifestyles. Catholic and gay; a partygoer who used to be lonely deep down; secretly a secret agent in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair guy of letters; a warfare hero defined as 'offensively courageous, ' whose letters from front are remarkably cheerful--Scott Moncrieff was once a guy of his second, thriving on paradoxes and extremes. In Chasing misplaced Time, Findlay supplies us a colourful, relocating portrait of the bright Scott Moncrieff, and of the era--changing speedy and forever--in which he shone"

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes

By Bill Hayes

Invoice Hayes got here to ny urban in 2009 with a one-way price tag and in basic terms the vaguest thought of the way he could get through. yet, at forty-eight years outdated, having spent many years in San Francisco, he craved switch. Grieving over the demise of his associate, he quick came upon the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire kingdom construction opposed to the evening sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls along with his camera.

And he suddenly fell in love back, together with his good friend and neighbor, the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose exuberance--"I do not lots worry loss of life as I do losing life," he tells Hayes early on--is captured in humorous and touching vignettes all through. What emerges is a portrait of Sacks at his so much own and endearing, from falling in love for the 1st time at age seventy-five to dealing with sickness and demise (Sacks died of melanoma in August 2015). Insomniac urban is either a meditation on grief and a party of lifestyles. packed with Hayes's targeted highway images of daily New Yorkers, the publication is a love music to the town and to all who've felt the actual magic and solace it deals.

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The Tightrope Walker: Autobiographical Writings of Anne by Anne Wilkinson

By Anne Wilkinson

Anne Wilkinson (1910-61) was once some of the most celebrated Canadian writers of her time. Her good fortune as a poet got here opposed to all odds: not anything in her heritage, from geography to family tree, might have urged a literary occupation. She lived her existence and practiced her paintings in Toronto at a time while the nerve centre of Canadian poetry used to be certainly Montreal. She was once born into the top degrees of Toronto society, a daughter of the very extraordinary Osler family members. And but she wrote poetry, and used to be released to nice acclaim, via many years of marriage, child-rearing, divorce, and illness.

From December 1947 to July 1956, the years within which she wrote her such a lot winning poetry, Wilkinson saved journals; in the end she additionally wrote an autobiography, a part of which seemed in a literary journal almost immediately after she died. Joan Coldwell brings jointly the whole textual content of the autobiography with the poet?s journals, a few samples of her poetry, and a relocating alternate of letters among Wilkinson and her mother.

The journals vividly exhibit the internal workings of the writer?s brain and her struggles to create in a tricky atmosphere. With an immediacy and gear that in simple terms journals can in attaining, those writings discover the character of the inventive strategy in a context of day-by-day realities which are frequently harsh and infrequently heart-breaking. The autobiography tells the tale another way, rearranged to slot the types of a ?legitimate? genre.

Together with Coldwell?s creation, those writings current a different and relocating self-portrait of a poet who died too younger, on the top of her profession. This quantity celebrates Wilkinson?s lifestyles and paintings, and the spirit that proficient them.

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Ellen DeGeneres: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Lisa Iannucci

By Lisa Iannucci

In 1997 Ellen DeGeneres made tv historical past while she got here out to the yank public on her nationally syndicated sitcom. regardless of the talk stirred by means of this own revelation, Ellen DeGeneres has long past directly to develop into on one the most well-liked personalities in Hollywood. along with her personal hugely rated day-by-day speak convey, a profitable advert crusade with American exhibit, and a profitable flip as Oscar host to her credits, she has turn into considered one of America's best lady comedians and gained her has position a family identify. excessive profile romances with actresses Anne Heche and fiance Portia de Rossi, have additionally made a her an unassuming champion for homosexual and lesbian rights. Ellen Degeneres' huge luck, notwithstanding, belies a painful formative years and unsure profession beginnings. This complete and exciting biography explores the lifestyles occasions that formed the hilarious public determine we all know today.Complete with a chronology of important occasions, illustrations, and a bibliography of print and digital assets, this designated biography is perfect for common readers seeking to research extra approximately their favourite famous person or for these looking info on groundbreaking participants of the homosexual and lesbian group.

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Adela Breton : a Victorian artist amid Mexico's ruins by Mary F. McVicker

By Mary F. McVicker

Adela Breton (1849-1923) was once a Victorian gentlewoman whose mom and dad supported her schooling and inventive education. Anthropology and the "new" technological know-how of geology appealed to her father and shortly captured her personal curiosity. After her father's loss of life in 1887, Adela started a life of shuttle, exploring prior cultures and landscapes. usually camping out or staying in small villages, followed merely by means of her Indian consultant and better half, she created a pictorial account of the Mexican nation-state within the 1890s.

Famed archaeologist and fellow Briton Alfred P. Maudslay, conscious of Adela's skills, requested her to come back to Mexico and money his copies of the work of art on the ruins of Chichén Itzá within the jungles of the Yucatán. This was once the turning aspect in her occupation that will result in foreign popularity as an archaeological copyist, researcher, and interpreter of the swiftly disappearing painted partitions of historical Mexico. at the present time her paintings is the one unique colour list of many facets of the Pre-Columbian past.

When the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ended her travels to Mexico, she grew to become her inquiring brain to linguistics and started her examine and copying of infrequent colonial-era files. Mary McVicker writes of Adela Breton, her independence from the strictures of Victorian existence, her profession as a pioneering artist-archaeologist, and the iconic value of her work.

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