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Letters from a Friend

By Erika R. Barber
  • ISBN Code: : 1351854011
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Psychology
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This unique workbook is a comprehensive compilation of therapeutic activities developed to address the needs and issues of children and adolescents following the death of a brother or sister. The workbook is organized into distinct topic-specific sections relating to sibling hospitalisation, illness, injury, and death. Games, creative writing, and drawing exercises offer opportunities to share feelings and relay experiences in a non-threatening format.. Letters from a Friend may be used by children or teens independently to create a personal journal of their bereavement and coping processes as well as a chronicle of their lives as surviving siblings.

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  • Total of Pages : 384
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Among the families who left the United States after the Civil War to seek their fortunes in Brazil, and settled in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, and later Americana, was the clan of Henry Strong. Henry left his home in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in 1867, and headed South with his daughter Sarah Amanda (Sally) and other family members. Sally Strong did leave behind a love-sick young Mississippian named Tom Atkins. From the middle years of the war, through its convulsive conclusion and into the turmoil that was the Reconstruction, Tom pined for his love across the seas. Sally kept his letters in a little suitcase. and these letters were preserved over the years until, through the tireless efforts of Maria Elisa Byington, they have come to light in this collection. Tom's chronicles open a window onto life in 19th century Mississippi. - Cyrus B. Dawsey

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781479709663
  • Total of Pages : 120
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Searching for Mr. Right can lead you through a path of a whole lot of Mr. Wrongs! But, don't be discouraged! Sometimes those wrongs can help you get ready to receive the right one or at least make one hell of a good book! Letters from a Woman, from infancy was a blog that not only displayed the creative talent of author J. Lori Morgan but depicted short stories that entertained countless viewers worldwide! We are proud to offer this genuine portrayal of literary creativity to all readers of fiction in book form so that you may enjoy them forever! Relationship drama filled with Love & Hate, Commitment & Betrayal, Wisdom & Naivety, and Tragedy & Triumph this book has it all! Maybe you are looking for some encouragement. Or maybe its drama you are looking for. Whatever it is Letters from a Woman Who Loved the Wrong Man has it!

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  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Book Code : 0804150788
  • Total of Pages : 528
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"These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us trace his development from unhappy young law student and insurance administrator to novelist and short-story writer of originality and genius." --Publishers Weekly "When we turn from Kafka's books to his letters we have a series of self-portraits desperate and courageous, always eager and warm in feeling; the self is lit by fantasy and, of course, by drollery. His candor is of the kind that flies alongside him in the air. He was a marvelous letter writer." --V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books "These letters are like messages from the underground, from the dark side of the moon, presenting aspects of Kafka that would have died with his friends. We meet alternately Kafka the artist, friend, son, father figure, marriage counselor, literary critic, insurance official. . . . A full portrait, and a significant contribution to Kafka scholarship." --Smithsonian Magazine "An inside view of a writer who, perhaps more than any other novelist or poet in our century, stands at the center of our culture." --Robert Alter, The New York Times Book Review

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  • Publisher : Virago
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  • Total of Pages : 448
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Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters' Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915. This selection of letters, written between 1913 & 1918, between Vera Brittain and four young men - her fiance Roland Leighton, her brother Edward and their close friends Victor Richardson & Geoffrey Thurlow present a remarkable and profoundly moving portrait of five young people caught up in the cataclysm of total war. Roland, 'Monseigneur', is the 'leader' & his letters most clearly trace the path leading from idealism to disillusionment. Edward, ' Immaculate of the Trenches', was orderly & controlled, down even to his attire. Geoffrey, the 'non-militarist at heart' had not rushed to enlist but put aside his objections to the war for patriotism's sake. Victor on the other hand, possessed a very sweet character and was known as 'Father Confessor'. An important historical testimony telling a powerful story of idealism, disillusionment and personal tragedy.

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  • Book Code : 0062380273
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: true-letters-from-a-fictional-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf.” —Kirkus (starred review) This heartfelt debut novel from Kenneth Logan, reminiscent of Love Letters to the Dead and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, explores a muddy landscape of truth and lies and lays bare the sometimes painful but often hopeful work of writing one’s own authentic story. If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student, and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy. But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world—letters he never intends to send—he spills the truth: he’s trying hard, but he just isn’t into Theresa. It’s his friend, a boy, who lingers in his thoughts. James’s secret letters are his safe space—but his truth can’t stay hidden for long. Will he come clean to his parents, his teammates, and himself, or is he destined to live a life of fiction?

Letters from a Black and White World

By Teresa Price
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 149080837X
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: letters-from-a-black-and-white-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A rare glimpse into the training and life of a mid-twentieth-century nun; a story told on two levels— actual letters written as it was experienced, interspersed with narrative and retrospective comments. Overall, the book is a love story of a girl seeking God and dedicating her life to His service. The story begins on a hot July day when the seventeen-year-old candidate arrives at the novitiate in Missouri. Candid letters reveal the gradual transformation from a frivolous teen to a dedicated religious. The letters chronicle her efforts to cope with the rigorous training and lifestyle and ultimately, her failure to conform. Psychological effects and consequences of the lifestyle are discussed. Retrospective comments enhance the story, explaining customs and practices of the Old World spirituality of the times. Details of the Church reforms enacted in the 1960s that brought dramatic needed change are included. The system of belief, customs, and practices of the times sheds light on the scandalous abuse and secrecy issues in the news today. The author sums up her experiences in these words: “Some would argue, but I believe there is such a thing as a temporary vocation. I see my seven and a half years in the convent as such—a precious time of protection for me at a most vulnerable time in my life. Unaware of my motivation at the time, I’ve come to realize I entered the convent seeking peace and escape from the pain of losing my sister. The Lord called me aside just for a time, and during that time I learned to love and trust Him unreservedly. I felt a deep happiness, but as is the course of things, I eventually suffered the emotional consequences of denying those feelings of loss, guilt, and anger and not allowing myself to grieve.”

Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951)

By Benjamin Britten
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571279937
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: letters-from-a-life-volume-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third volume of the annotated selected letters of composer Benjamin Britten covers the years 1946-51, during which he wrote many of his best-known works, founded and developed the English Opera Group and the Aldeburgh Festival, and toured widely in Europe and the United States as a pianist and conductor. Correspondents include librettists Ronald Duncan (The Rape of Lucretia), Eric Crozier (Albert Herring, Saint Nicolas, The Little Sweep) and E. M. Forster (Billy Budd); conductor Ernest Ansermet and composer Lennox Berkeley; publishers Ralph Hawkes and Erwin Stein of Boosey & Hawkes; and the celebrated tenor Peter Pears, Britten's partner. Among friends in the United States are Christopher Isherwood, Elizabeth Mayer and Aaron Copland, and there is a significant meeting with Igor Stravinsky. This often startling and innovative period is vividly evoked by the comprehensive and scholarly annotations, which offer a wide range of detailed information fascinating for both the Britten specialist and the general reader. Donald Mitchell contributes a challenging introduction exploring the interaction of life and work in Britten's creativity, and an essay examining for the first time, through their correspondence, the complex relationship between the composer and the writer Edward Sackville-West.

As Always, Julia

By Joan Reardon
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547504837
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 950
  • Pdf File: as-always-julia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway. With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

Poetic Letters from a King’S Heart

By Willie “Coolie” Myrick Jr.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524610461
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: poetic-letters-from-a-king-s-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book was written from a Kings heart. Willie Coolie Myrick wrote this book for entertainment and encouragement. The book will speak to your soul to verify that there is always more to a man than what you see. Every word written is inspired by the authors life experiences. The author believes that we all go through the same things but experience it at different times. He wrote this book in prison and sends the message to everybody behind the walls: dont waste your time saying you cant do it until you get out. You have your life now. Apply yourself daily, and think beyond the physical restraints.

Instead of a Book

By Diana Athill
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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Book Code : 1847084443
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: instead-of-a-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Diana Athill has corresponded with the American poet Edward Field for over thirty years, freely sharing jokes, pleasures and pains with her old friend, and writing with an intimacy and spontaneity even more revealing than the candour of her celebrated memoirs. Edited, selected and introduced by Athill, and annotated with her own delightful notes, this collection of those letters reveals a sharply intelligent woman with a keen eye for the absurd, a brilliant turn of phrase and a wicked sense of humour. Covering her career as an editor, the adventure of her retirement, her immersion in her own writing and her reactions to becoming unexpectedly famous in her old-age, and including gossip about mutual friends, sharp pen portraits, and uninhibited accounts her relationships - and ailments - Instead of a Book gives a wonderful description of a woman growing older without ever losing her zest for life.

Letters from a Captive Heart

By Russell Lunsford
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595903924
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: letters-from-a-captive-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The tragedy of war is measured by destruction, death, and heartache. In the end, politicians negotiate, and soldiers come home. But the seldom-discussed tragedy of captivity leaves deep and lasting scars in those who return as well as in their families. Prisoners of war suffer immeasurable humiliation and pain at their captors' hands. Historically, the mortality rate for American POWs averages 12 percent. The one exception was the POWs held in North Korea from 1950 to 1953; they died at a rate of 42 percent, nearly four times more than any other war. Letters from a Captive Heart is not a war story, as little of the tale takes places on the battlefield. It's a story of honor, strength, and heartbreak in the POW camps of North Korea and back home in America's heartland. This historical novel starkly portrays the contrast between the innocence of the early 1950s in rural Kentucky and the horrific reality of the POW camps. In this moving and poignant saga about the effects of war, we find there is nothing more fragile than a captive's heart and nothing more powerful than its story of survival.

General Wadsworth

By Wayne Mahood
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786748524
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: general-wadsworth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

James S. Wadsworth was a successful lawyer and influential New York politician when the Civil War broke out. His wealth, strong anti-slavery views, and active support of President Lincoln made him a controversial public figure in the early war years. In 1863, he was given a field command and proved himself to be one of the Union's most able and daring commanders, although he died before the war ended. His battlefield boldness and righteous resolve to end slavery is, as former U.S. Congressman James W. Symington says, "a vivid reminder that our Civil War was, indeed, fought on moral grounds."

Letters from a Lady Mormon Missionary

By Wendy Soria
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453533931
  • Total of Pages : 567
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: letters-from-a-lady-mormon-missionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wendy Soria is a wife, mother, grandmother, and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church). She has performed or supported missionary work most of her life, and has held several missionary and teaching positions. Her goal is to encourage missionaries from all denominations to honor Jesus Christ in faithful service, to live exemplary lives of faithful obedience, and to leave a personal written testimony for their posterity. For this purpose, and to assist other missionaries to accomplish similar goals, and to prevent others from making the same mistakes she made in this book, Sister Woolley (Soria) has written a prompt-journal for missionaries entitled Legacy: A Journal of Missionary Service.

Letters From The Inside

By John Marsden
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 054756192X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: letters-from-the-inside.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Tracey and Mandy first became pen pals, they never guessed that they would soon discover the darkest secrets of each other's troubled lives.

Letters from a Father

By Allen Carter
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  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1643007947
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: letters-from-a-father.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For years now, it has been the author’s habit to write a monthly letter to his children during their teenage years. The letters cover an amazing array of life lessons that also show an intimate glimpse of one family’s life journey. All families, the same challenges and it is this connection that makes the book endearing and relevant to all who read it. Christian faith and values are highlighted throughout, and stories from the bible are brought to life. “I’ve read hundreds of books on fathering and Letters From a Father is at the very top of the list. This book shares timeless words of wisdom, grounded in scripture from the heart of a devoted father.” David Hirsch, founder 21st Century Dads Foundation & Host of the Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. “Please read this book and perhaps start writing to the kids in your life. Letters from a Father is priceless.” Bob Muzikowski, Founder and President, Chicago Hope Academy