ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught—and physically and sexually abused—by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life. CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8 From the Trade Paperback edition.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style
Author: Hengist Mountebank
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2019-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
After a 10-year wander through the desert of infertility, the Author gets the idea to treat himself with an easily obtained chemical. He buys it for $20, treats himself, and goes on to father two wonderful, perfectly healthy children. This is a true story, and the Author hopes that his discovery may edify other couples suffering with infertility.
Author: Colleen E. Jones
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Monica is a mockingbird. She lives in her tall tree in a quiet yard in a small neighborhood. Mockingbirds are supposed to sing the songs of other birds. They're copycats, so Monica sings the songs of the robin, turtledove, skylark, and more. Imagine her surprise when all the birds in the neighborhood get mad at her for stealing their songs! She vows never to sing again. Without singing, Monica feels very sad. Her doctor makes a suggestion: it's time for Monica to take a trip and find her song. She travels to the beach and forest and meets all kinds of birds she's never met before. No matter how hard she tries, though, she can't find her song. She's just borrowing other birds' music, but then, she hears something miraculous. A group of humans sing a special song about a Father in Heaven called God. He loves everyone, even the birds in the sky. Monica is honored that such a God loves her. When she returns home, she does indeed have a brand new tune to sing--one that praises her loving Father. Even the other birds bow their heads in respect. Monica the Mockingbird has found her song at last!
Author: Linda Edelstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999-01-01
The Art of Midlife illuminates the journey for women who want to create intentional, spirited lives. The book is based on Dr. Edelstein's extensive clinical practice and on interviews with "ordinary," healthy, and active women between the ages of 38-60 years old. She begins with descriptions of the dynamics of midlife, the unique opportunities to reevaluate life, and the need to mourn one's losses. The book continues with real voices, including her own, that recount the reconnection to one's self that is essential. The author faces the difficult issues of staying connected to others while reclaiming one's life and the problems that may occur. The final section of the book recounts the actions and success of women who sought a more authentic second half of life.
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
This original short story tells the tale of how a girl named Mallow defeated King Goldmouth with the help of the Red Wind, Mr. Map, and many fairyland friends new and old--from Catherynne M. Valente, author of the children's fantasy sensation The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A businesswoman, wife, and mother, Sinatra Graham's life is good. She chauffeurs her children to their football games and cheerleading practices while running her own beauty salon with a staff of close friends. Unfortunately, life takes a sudden detour when she discovers her husband's briefs smeared with lipstick-and it's not her shade.With her marriage on the rocks, Sinatra confronts her own relationship demons and revisits a past love, the father of her first child. But after she watches how her cousin struggles to find a good man and fails miserably, Sinatra decides to take a closer look at her marriage and decide how to proceed.Sinatra keeps her children's home life stable while She's Gotta Have It, her beauty shop, keeps her busy as she tries to develop it into a successful business. But an unexpected pregnancy and uncertainty over who the baby's father is adds a whole new dimension to her life.A Little Bit of Sin explores infidelity and forgiveness in a story filled with verve and charm. You'll root for Sinatra as she transforms from a woman scorned to a woman empowered.
The Little Life Coach will help you to live a more inspired & magical life. A little help each day to improve your life experience. With messages, exercises, wisdom & direction to help you to enjoy a fulfilling life.
Author: Don Farrell II
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Author Don Farrell brings the skill of a naturalist and the heart of a poet to this work. His experiences as a father, husband, veteran, environmentalist, singer and world traveler have formed a creative, optimistic approach to life. In 2011, enjoying a fulfi lling career of 25 years in environmental health and safety and with his two daughters now adults, Don was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosisLou Gehrigs disease). Mr. Farrell views his increasing physical limitations as both a challenge and an opportunity. In 2012, he left the emergency response program at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to write, travel and enjoy life as a retiree. Support from family, friends and a loving wife, who is also his caregiver, allows Don to use his creative writing gift to inspire people and advocate for ALS patients everywhere. Don and his wife, Joan, live in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, where music and views of farmlands and sunsets make each day a memory to treasure. When the weather is fair, there you will find Team D/J and three cats on the porch reading, writing and planning their next adventure.
It's not easy to speak about death in our culture. As children of revolution, we think of our country as young, energetic, and future oriented. Our ideals of progress and vigor seem contradicted by the concept of death. But the silence about death in America is a lost opportunity for people to find insight and support in walking "that lonesome valley." In Befriending Death, over 100 writers respond, in one page each, to one question: In the face of death, how do you find meaning and fulfillment in life? Penned from people from a variety of backgrounds, the essays take death seriously and openly and discuss how the authors find meaning in life. This chance for a rare sharing of views on a truly profound subject has attracted commentators who are deeply religious and those who are not religious, noted authors and people who have never published a word, people celebrated by the world and people ignored by the world. As they are all equal in their mortality, they are equal in striving for an authentic existence and an honest description of what for them constitutes fulfillment. While each essay in Befriending Death is unique, together they present a tapestry of courage, struggle, and insight. At a time when we are often overwhelmed by the eagerness of people to provide their opinions on politics and sports, here is a rare opportunity to hear people share their most profound views on life and death.