Lay Me to Rest

Author: E. A. Clark
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008258287
Category: Fiction
Page: 358
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Some secrets never stay buried for long...

A Funeral for My Fat

My Journey to Lay 100 Pounds to Rest
Author: Sharee Samuels
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510704930
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 264
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I wear black when I work out; it’s a funeral for my fat. Why a funeral? Because death is permanent; when something dies, it’s not coming back. Sharee Samuels was seventeen and 256 pounds when she hit her rock bottom. But with incredible determination and an unflaggingly positive attitude, she went on to lose more than one hundred pounds over the course of five years. When she began documenting her journey on Tumblr, she never expected to become such a powerful voice for health, fitness, and self-love, but her blog, called Funeral for My Fat, soon morphed into an inspirational guide for hundreds of thousands of individuals looking for support and advice on their own fitness journeys. Here Sharee tells her story. Integral to her success has been her burgeoning passion for teaching group fitness classes, including Zumba, as well as her commitment to eating vegan. However, she firmly believes that it is important for everybody to follow their own paths and find what works for them while treating themselves and their bodies with care and respect. If you have a journey ahead of you, Sharee has a story worth reading.

To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts

Author: Caitlin Hamilton Summie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944388065
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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In these ten elegantly written short stories, Caitlin Hamilton Summie takes readers from WWII Kansas City to a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood in New York, and from the quiet of rural Minnesota to its pulsing Twin Cities, each time navigating the geographical boundaries that shape our lives as well as the geography of tender hearts, loss, and family bonds. Deeply moving and memorable, To Lay To Rest Our Ghosts examines the importance of family, the defining nature of place, the need for home, and the hope of reconciliation.

The Life Before Me

Author: George Kriflik
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543402429
Category: Fiction
Page: 222
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Max is in trouble! But he cant work out what is happening. He hears one of his favourite songs, Spirit in the Sky, which immediately triggers a memory. Max is brought back to reality by hearing Darios voice and realizes that Dario is talking about him. Max is getting that creepy feeling that he is at his own funeral. Maxs mind keeps dashing off with memories, triggered by snippets of what Max hears being said. One of his very few friends from Hobart is persuaded to move to Sydney to join Max and to share some of his exploits. Max manages to get into a long-term relationship, but this does not stop Max from having a fling with the wife of a boss. Maxs mind at times comes back to his transgressions, and he wonders if one of these has led to his predicament. But what is to become of Max? Is it really Maxs funeral?


VOLUME 1: (Upon the Road of Leaves.)
Author: Jonathan W. Haubert
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466963158
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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Horae Sacrae

Prayers and Meditations for Private Use : from the Writings of the Divines of the Church of England : with an Introduction
Author: John Chandler
Publisher: N.A
Category: Meditations
Page: 252
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Back to a Shadow in the Night

Music Writings and Interviews, 1968-2001
Author: Jonathan Cott
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634035968
Category: Music
Page: 492
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In this collection, John Lennon gives insights on surviving fame the day before his murder, Bob Dylan contemplates identity in his film "Renaldo and Clara, " and Lou Reed explores the nihilism of New York City and the best lines he's ever written.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525522123
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Category: Religion
Page: 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

The Last Touch

Author: John Martin Somers
ISBN: 1291784667
Category: Humor
Page: 322
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A very personal quest for a perfect state of contentment. The next logical step? Suicide. A disturbed young man shuffles through life with only one thing on his mind. To end his life. But there is a mission to accomplish first. This is to make his life as perfect as possible. However, it will not be easy. A bitterly unhappy childhood, where he suffers a cruel violent father, an ambivalent mother and a murderous younger sister, who may or may not be imaginary, sees him institutionalised. Life as an adult only serves to add to his problems. Unable to settle down in any of a number of jobs, he eventually falls in with a group of young people who murder strangers for fun. From this most unlikely of settings the mist gradually begins to lift as he achieves both comradeship and love from within the gang in a particularly unique way. Is that perfect state of contentment finally within his grasp? The young man narrates his own story.

The Diary of Helecia Choyce

The Hustle Within
Author: Helecia Choyce
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450096959
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
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The Diary Of Helecia Choyce The hustle within Part #1 embarks on her journey of growing up in the mean streets of Los Angeles dealing with gangs, abuse, celebrities, drugs, alcohol, mental illness (bipolar depression), life, death, self-pity, serenity, love, self–respect, and forgiveness. This book takes readers on the journey of change. A journey one should embark on while dealing with the everyday struggles of life. This book has an important message for the youth of today. Using her knowledge and experience from trials and tribulations, this young author helps give young people a new meaning to change. This book helps teach people how to turn a negative situation into a positive solution and to believe that anything is possible.