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Traveling to the wedding of his estranged daughter and left stranded in O'Hare Airport when his flight is cancelled, Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet and translator, begins writing a letter of complaint to the airline that evolves into a painful lament for a life that has gone badly awry. Reprint.
Chronicles the lifelong friendship and rivalry between Feliu Delargo, a Catalan cellist, and eccentric piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz, a relationship that is dramatically transformed by the arrival in their lives of Aviva, an Italian violinist with a haunted past.
Akira Kumo, miraculous survivor of Hiroshima, reinvented himself as someone twenty years younger. Now an eccentric couturier and collector of all literature having to do with clouds and meteorology, he hires Virginie, a young librarian, to catalogue his library. While she works, he tells her stories of those who have devoted their lives to clouds.
In a rural Minnesota town during World War I, Liesel, the only girl in the Richter family, hides a secret that precludes all hope of living a normal life and turns to her closest friend, Lester, a gentle, "slow" boy who spends his days trapping turtles.
An account of the 2008 Wimbledon men's final describes Rafael Nadal's ultimate triumph over five-time champion Roger Federer and the ways in which the competition reflected optimal applications of skill, sportsmanship, and athletic science.
Settling in Georgetown after rejecting his family's life in politics, newspaper photographer Alec witnesses the âemigrâe gatherings at the home of his next-door neighbors and watches the disintegration of his marriage upon his refusal of an assignment in Vietnam.
Describes the painful impact of bipolar disease on the author's life, from the initial diagnosis, to her efforts to control violent mood swings, to her continuing struggle to cope with the ailment in every aspect of her life.
Richards reflects on how rich life becomes when one travels her own best path. . . . Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in everyone who enjoyed her first book.-- Booklist Charismatic. . . Engaging writing by an honest self-explorer.-- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Chosen by a Horse:
An inspired story of what family means, and what the loss of one can do to us, and for us.--The Boston Globe An incredibly moving story, beautifully written and insightful.--The Roanoke Times Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir.--Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation When Susan Richards adopted an abused horse rescued by the local SPCA, she didnt know how Lay Me Downs loving nature would touch her heart--and change her life.
Susan, a writing teacher, had lost her mother at the age of five and been abandoned by her father to uncaring relatives; she had endured an unhappy marriage ending in divorce and had self-medicated for anxiety and repressed anger with alcohol. For more than a decade, she aspired to be published, but it was only with the memoir she wrote to honor Lay Me Down that she achieved this goal.
The book led to a book tour, in the course of which Susan reonnected with family and friends. But even more joyously, at the second reading on her tour she met the man who had sold her his house twenty-four years earlier, a world-famous photographer, Dennis Stock. And they fell in love.
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