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A Well Tempered Heart

A Well Tempered Heart Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Birlinn
Release : 2014-03-06
ISBN : 0857907824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited novel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

Doghouse Roses

Doghouse Roses Book
Author : Steve Earle
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780618219247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A debut collection of short fiction by the popular singer-songwriter features brutally honest, sometimes autobiographical tales, including the title story about a singer whose life has nearly been destroyed by drugs, "Wheeler County" about a hitchhiker stranded for years in a small Texas town, "Billy the Kid," and more. Reprint.

The Heart Remembers

The Heart Remembers Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Release : 2021-05-06
ISBN : 1788854470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twelve-year-old Ko Bo Bo lives with his uncle U Ba in Kalaw, a town in Burma. An unusually perceptive child, Bo Bo can read people’s emotions in their eyes. This acute sensitivity only makes his unconventional home life more difficult: His father comes to visit him once a year, and he can hardly remember his mother, who, for unclear reasons, keeps herself away from her son. Everything changes when Bo Bo discovers the story of his parents’ great love, which threatens to break down in the whirlwind of political events, and of his mother’s mysterious sickness. Convinced that he can heal her and reunite their family, Bo Bo decides to set out in search of his parents.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Book
Author : JAN-PHILLIP. SENDKER
Publisher : Other Press LLC
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 9781590519622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be...until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader's belief in the power of love to move mountains.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Birlinn
Release : 2013-03-07
ISBN : 0857905341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a rare novel. Telling the story of a young blind man’s journey through a world of auditory intensity, Jan-Philipp Sendker renews one’s faith in the possibility of real, pure love. I finished the book in tears'- SHAWNA YANG RYAN, author of Water Ghosts 'Magical'- Huffington Post 'Imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism'- Kirkus Reviews 'An epic narrative that requires a large box of tissues'- Publishers Weekly When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience and passion that will change her life for ever. A poignant and heart-warming love story, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will reaffirm your belief in the resilience of the human heart.

The Well Tempered Clavier

The Well Tempered Clavier Book
Author : William Coles
Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 178507962X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Charming, moving, uplifting. Why can't all love stories be like this? Tunku Varadarajan, The Wall Street Journal This is a charming and uplifting book. Piers Morgan Seventeen-year-old schoolboy Kim is an idle drifter at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College - crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight. His head is full of the Falklands War and a possible army career, until the day he hears his new piano teacher, the beautiful but pained India, playing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim's life is destined never to be the same again. An intensely passionate affair develops and he wallows in the wild and unaccustomed thrill of first love. Twenty-five years on, Kim recalls that heady summer and how their fledgling relationship was so brutally snuffed out - finished off by his enemies, by the constraints of Eton, and by his own withering jealousy. "The Well-Tempered Clavier" is the bittersweet story of a life-changing love.

The Long Path to Wisdom

The Long Path to Wisdom Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 1788851641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) for over twenty years and, while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous folktales and fables. These stories reveal the rich mythology and spirituality of the diverse peoples of Burma, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, this collection illustrates how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. The Long Path to Wisdom’s evocative stories are sure to delight fans of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats as well as readers new to the magic and emotion of Sendker’s writing.

Instructions about Heart work To which is added The Companion for Prayer by the same author Second edition

Instructions about Heart work     To which is added  The Companion for Prayer  by the same author  Second edition Book
Author : Richard Alleine
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1684
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Instructions about Heart work To which is added The Companion for Prayer by the same author Second edition book written by Richard Alleine, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Healing the Heart of Democracy

Healing the Heart of Democracy Book
Author : Parker J. Palmer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 1118970365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."

Generosity and the Limits of Authority

Generosity and the Limits of Authority Book
Author : William Flesch
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2018-10-18
ISBN : 1501732862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Generosity is an ambiguous quality, William Flesch observes; while receiving gifts is pleasant, gift-giving both displays the wealth and strength of the giver and places the receiver under an obligation. In provocative new readings of Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton, Flesch illuminates the personal authority that is bound inextricably with acts of generosity. Drawing on the work of such theorists as Mauss, Blanchot, Bourdieu, Wittgenstein, Bloom, Cavell, and Greenblatt, Flesch maintains that the literary power of Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton is at its most intense when they are exploring the limits of generosity. He considers how in Herbert's Temple divine assurance of the possibility of redemption is put into question and how the poet approaches such a gift with the ambivalence of a beneficiary. In his readings of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and the sonnets, Flesch examines the perspective of the benefactor—including Shakespeare himself—who confronts the decline of his capacity to give. Turning to Milton's Paradise Lost, Flesch identifies two opposing ways of understanding generosity—Satan's, on the one hand, and Adam and Eve's, on the other - and elaborates the different conceptions of poetry to which these understandings give rise. Scholars of Shakespeare and of Renaissance culture, Miltonists, literary theorists, and others interested in the relationship between philosophy and literature will want to read this insightful and challenging book.

The Compassionate Life

The Compassionate Life Book
Author : Marc Ian Barasch
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010-06-21
ISBN : 1458777685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can compassion, a trait hardwired into our nervous system and waiting to be awakened, transform our lives and the world at large? Marc Barasch provides up-to-the-minute research to timeless spiritual truths, and weaves a stirring, unforgettable story of the search for kindness in a world that clearly needs it. With unfailing curiosity, Barasch poses vital questions: What can we learn from exceptionally empathetic people? Can we increase our compassion quotient with practice? What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually "survival of the kindest?" He comes up with challenging, ultimately inspiring answers. With encounters as diverse as observations of compassion amongst bonobo chimpanzees, to the story of a man who forgives his daughters killer, to teenage Palestinian and Israeli girls trying to wage peace, Barasch blends hard science and popular culture with his own hip, engaging narrative style to create a smart, provocative argument that a simple shift in consciousness changes pretty much everything.

The Far Side of the Night

The Far Side of the Night Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN : 1788850211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During a trip to China, Paul and Christine experience the nightmare of every parent: their four year old son is kidnapped. They are reunited after a few hours but the kidnappers, very powerful people in today’s China with close contacts to the police, dearly want the child back. The only safe place for the family is the US embassy in Beijing, but they are two thousand miles away, with the police searching franticly for them, and all airports, train stations and major roads under surveillance. They’ll have no chance without help from strangers, but who will be willing to risk their lives for them? Who can they trust? The Far Side of the Night is a powerful, transporting novel about the struggle to maintain humanity in an impossible situation.

The Language of Solitude

The Language of Solitude Book
Author : Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-05-02
ISBN : 1476793697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This “vivid, fascinating, and haunting look at today’s China” (Library Journal, starred review) and highly anticipated sequel to the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” (Booklist) Whispering Shadows features a brooding German-American expat who is struggling to begin a new life—only to find himself embroiled in an investigation that could have dangerous environmental and personal consequences. Paul Leibovitz is determined to turn over a new leaf in Hong Kong and find peace after the death of his son. He believes that his love for Christine Wu will bring him the joy he desperately needs—but things change when Christine gets an unexpected letter from Da Long, the brother she hasn’t seen in forty years, urging her to visit him in his remote village outside of Shanghai. Paul is compelled to travel with her, knowing full well that the mainland, with all of its menacing secrets, terrifies her. After an awkward reunion with her brother, Christine leaves immediately but Paul decides to stay. He’s a journalist at heart, after all, and there are questions begging for answers, such as why are Da Long’s wife, other local women, and even some pets exhibiting the same mysterious symptoms? With a bit of investigating, Paul discovers that a powerful chemical conglomerate has been polluting a nearby lake, and the Chinese government has done nothing to stop it. Da Long’s children demand justice and want to sue, even though a suit would put their lives at risk. Will anyone take on their case or will intimidation and corruption suppress even the most outspoken citizens? Can Paul walk away, or will he pull the woman he loves reluctantly back into a world she escaped from decades ago? Suspenseful and rife with the page-turning storytelling that has come to define Sendker’s work, Language of Solitude is a brilliant and timely thriller that offers a penetrating look into contemporary China.

Myanmar Burma since the 1988 Uprising

Myanmar  Burma  since the 1988 Uprising Book
Author : Andrew Selth
Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Release : 2022-01-24
ISBN : 9814951781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated by popular demand, this is the fourth edition of this important bibliography. It lists a wide selection of works on or about Myanmar published in English and in hard copy since the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, which marked the beginning of a new era in Myanmar’s modern history. There are now 2,727 titles listed. They have been written, edited, translated or compiled by over 2,000 people, from many different backgrounds. These works have been organized into thirty-five subject chapters containing ninety-five discrete sections. There are also four appendices, including a comprehensive reading guide for those unfamiliar with Myanmar or who may be seeking guidance on particular topics. This book is an invaluable aid to officials, scholars, journalists, armchair travellers and others with an interest in this fascinating but deeply troubled country.

Bach s Well tempered Clavier

Bach s Well tempered Clavier Book
Author : David Ledbetter
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 0300128983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bach's Well-tempered Clavier (or the 48 Preludes and Fugues) stands at the core of baroque keyboard music and has been a model and inspiration for performers and composers ever since it was written. This invaluable guide to the 96 pieces explains Bach's various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides commentaries for each prelude and fugue. In his text, David Ledbetter addresses the main focal points mentioned by Bach in his original 1722 title page. Drawing on Bach literature over the past three hundred years, he explores German traditions of composition types and Bach's novel expansion of them; explains Bach's instruments and innovations in keyboard technique in the general context of early eighteenth-century developments; reviews instructive and theoretical literature relating to keyboard temperaments from 1680 to 1750; and discusses Bach's pedagogical intent when composing the Well-tempered Clavier. Ledbetter's commentaries on individual preludes and fugues equip readers with the concepts necessary to make their own assessment and include information about the sources when details of notation, ornaments, and fingerings have a bearing on performance.

An Essay on the Government of Children Under Three General Heads

An Essay on the Government of Children  Under Three General Heads     Book
Author : James Nelson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1761
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Essay on the Government of Children Under Three General Heads book written by James Nelson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

An Essay on the Government of Children The second edition

An Essay on the Government of Children     The second edition Book
Author : James NELSON (Apothecary)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1756
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Essay on the Government of Children The second edition book written by James NELSON (Apothecary), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

An Essay on the government of Children under three general heads viz Health Manners and Education

An Essay on the government of Children  under three general heads  viz  Health  Manners and Education Book
Author : James NELSON (Apothecary)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1763
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Essay on the government of Children under three general heads viz Health Manners and Education book written by James NELSON (Apothecary), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930 1946

Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930 1946 Book
Author : Alberto Ciria
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1974-01-01
ISBN : 0791499162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930 1946 book written by Alberto Ciria, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.