Into the Woods and Out Again

A Memoir of Love, Madness, and Transformation

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Author: Dina Glouberman

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 1912573067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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1971 was the year Dina Glouberman went mad. Now, for the first time, Dr Dina Glouberman, renowned psychotherapist and author, co-founder of the world–famous Skyros Holidays, creator of Imagework therapy, and author of The Joy of Burnout, writes with candour and humour about a spell in a psychiatric ward. Indeed, she describes it as enlivening and enlightening, a catalyst for her rich and creative life. This memoir traces the journey from those wild and intense weeks in the Middlesex Hospital through five years of “normal life” and then on to twelve years of extraordinary creativity, when she had two babies, co-founded Skyros Holidays on a Greek island, pioneered her Imagework approach to therapy and personal development, had a life-changing spiritual experience, faced the loss of her father and brother, and wrote her first book. At the end of this book, a new cycle is just beginning, as she burns out, dismantles her marriage and her life, and discovers what is next. This remarkable memoir is a revealing meditation on the behind-the-scenes world of therapy and psychoanalysis in the 1960s, as well as on marriage, mothering, madness, imagination, aloneness, community and spirituality. Into the Woods and Out Again captures the inner life of a woman who has played a major role in the contemporary holistic and therapeutic world.

The Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730

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Author: George Francis Dow,John Henry Edmonds

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138143

Category: History

Page: 496

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Meticulously researched study recounts lurid exploits, punishments of William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders. Enhanced with almost 50 contemporary engravings and rare maps. Introduction.

Corpse in the Crystal Ball

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Author: Kari Lee Townsend

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580844

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Psychic Sunshine Meadows makes a dark discovery in the woods… After clearing her name as the prime suspect in a murder, Sunny Meadows hopes she can finally enjoy some serenity in the idyllic town of Divinity in upstate New York. She’d also like a second chance with Detective Mitch Stone. But when Mitch’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend Isabel Gonzales shows up, Sunny’s not sure she can compete. Then Isabel mysteriously disappears. When the police turn to Sunny for help, her visions lead to the discovery of Isabel’s corpse in the woods. Before she died, Isabel scrawled a message in the dirt implicating Mitch in her murder. Now Sunny must help the man she’s falling in love with as she sets out to find the real killer. But this time Sunny’s clairvoyant abilities might not save her—as what she doesn’t see can hurt her…

The Watchers Out of Time

Fifteen soul-chilling tales by

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Author: H.P. Lovecraft,August Derleth

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345485718

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion–and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including • Wentworth’s Day A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be. • The Shuttered Room A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets. • The Dark Brotherhood A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created. • Innsmouth Clay A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world–and not at all under his control. • Witches’ Hollow A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sins of the Fetus Man

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Author: Stuart Lethe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477128964

Category: Drama

Page: 363

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Sins of the Fetus Man is a novel based on the Authors vivid nightmares and schizophrenic tendencies. Its a collection of accounted atrocities and sins that the being he has titled The Fetus Man has committed and lived through, the man that haunts Lethe when his eyes are closed. Its also an accumulation of Sins that the author puts claim to have personally experienced, not committed; but seen, showing and dedicating his triumphant struggle not over but through depression and how he was able to use the pages as a listening friend, a trusted ally, and an un-judgmental companion. The Fetus Man, a man who wants nothing more than to be a man of Christ finds himself the exact opposite through the experiences he is pre-ordained to live through.

Scotch Verdict

The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

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Author: Lillian Faderman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231533241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advised her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution was deserted and the two women were deprived of their livelihoods. Award-winning author Lillian Faderman recreates the events surrounding this notorious case, which became the basis for Lillian Hellman's famous play, The Children's Hour. Reconstructing the libel suit filed by Pirie and Woods—which resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not proven—Faderman builds a compelling narrative from court transcripts, judges' notes, witnesses' contradictory testimony, and the prejudices of the men presiding over the case. Her fascinating portrait documents the social, economic, and sexual pressures shaping the lives of nineteenth-century women and the issues of class and gender contributing to their marginalization.

Sons of the Oak

The Fifth Book of The Runelords

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Author: David Farland

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429920491

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. Authors of those works, such as Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, come immediately to mind. Add to that list David Farland, whose epic fantasy series continues now. The story picks up eight years after the events of Lair of Bones and begins a new chapter in the Runelords saga focusing on Gaborn's son, Fallion. Gaborn, the Earth King, has been traveling far from his home, to strange and unknown places. While beyond the edge of the earth, he finally succumbs to the accelerated aging that comes from all of the endowments he has taken. His death is the signal for a revolution, an attack from the supernatural realms by immensely powerful immortal beings. These forces have discovered that Gaborn's son is the resurrection of an immortal, one whose potential power is so great that he might be able to reorder the entire universe. Fallion's enemies have decided that they must control him, and failing that, destroy him. He is only a child, but he is the heir to Gaborn's kingdom, and so must flee to the ends of the earth to avoid the destruction of all that Gaborn accomplished. One of the mightiest of contemporary fantasy epics continues. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Nikolai's Fortune

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Author: Solveig Torvik

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805544

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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As a child, Solveig Torvik heard stories of a lost, mysterious great-grandfather who left Finland for America to make his fortune - leaving Torvik�s great-grandmother and his unborn daughter behind. As a reporter, Torvik determined to discover the fate of the man who followed his dreams to Oregon. She uncovered not only the story of one man, but also the saga of an entire family. In Nikolai�s Fortune, a tale of Scandinavian women, the journalist turns fact into fiction and shares the tales of her ancestors as she imagines they would have told them. Nikolai's Fortune is a heartbreaking, multigenerational epic, chronicling family secrets and sufferings against the backdrop of Scandinavian history and culture. Blending memoir and historical fiction, grandmother, mother, and daughter each share their own story: Kaisa, of her mother�s love for Nikolai and her own 500-mile trek at the age of twelve from impoverished Finland across the snowy mountains of Lapland; Berit, of child slavery and an obsession with seeking out her grandfather�s fortune for her mother; and Hannah, the voice of Torvik, of her childhood during the Nazi occupation of Norway and her family�s emigration to Idaho. Through detailed historical research into census, church, and weather records, as well as academic and museum sources, Torvik recaptures a dramatic story nearly lost to memory and inherits something worth more than a fortune in riches � a sense of her family history, ethnic background, and the generations of remarkable women who came before her. Norwegian-born Solveig Torvik was a reporter, editor, and columnist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for thirty years. She was also a reporter for United Press International in Salt Lake City and for the San Francisco Chronicle, and an editor at the San Jose Mercury News.

Seven Cherokee Myths

Creation, Fire, the Primordial Parents, the Nature of Evil, the Family, Universal Suffering, and Communal Obligation

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Author: G. Keith Parker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604029

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Like ancient peoples the world over, the Cherokees of the southern Appalachian Mountains passed along their traditions and beliefs through stories, songs, dances, and religious and healing rituals. With the creation of Cherokee writing by Sequoyah, some of the traditions were also recorded in books. While evoking local geography and natural phenomena, the stories were also enhanced by powerful psychological and spiritual dynamics. This work examines seven myths that grew out of Cherokee culture, looking at how they emerged to explain archetypal issues. Each of the seven stories is told in full and is followed by a detailed history and analysis that provides its background, its associated rituals, and its psychological basis. One quickly discovers that while the myths are ancient, they are strikingly modern in their understanding of human personality development, family dynamics, community solidarity, and the reality of religion or spirituality. Grounded in the experience of this American Indian people and the land they inhabited, the myths tell universal truths. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

Travels Through my Childhood

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy’s growing up. But in Bryson’s hands, it becomes everyone’s story, one that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.

Hillbilly Heart

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Author: Billy Ray Cyrus,Todd Gold

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547992653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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The country musician behind the chart-topping line dance hit “Achy Breaky Heart” describes his life from his Kentucky childhood listening to Gospel and bluegrass music to his original pursuit of a career in baseball to his breakthrough in the music business.

From the Outside in and Back Again

A Falingsdale Tale

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Author: J.M.A. Quinn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111209

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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The story of Ith is a tragedy of a young boy, left to face life alone. He is forced to come to terms with his own manifestations, to reclaim who he once used to be. With the help of his two friends, Ith learns we all have the ability to create what it is that destroys us, but has to learn on his own that we are also the creators. As the three friends soon find out, those manifestations are as different as each one of them. Now they must struggle to harness their new abilities and learn to balance their power before they are consumed by it. Its not about a problem in general, but a general problem. My hope is for people to walk way with a feeling that although we are culminations of our experiences we have the ability to overcome all obstacles we may put before ourselves.

Sweet Sacrifice

Sacrifice Series Book #1

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Author: N. E. Glover

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491844515

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Set in early Louisiana Caroline was born in a town that lives in fear of witches. Any woman or child with red hair was believed to be a witch and was therefore killed. Desperate to save their baby's life Caroline's parents send her away. While being raised by an old woman in the nearby woods Caroline discovers that she is indeed a witch. She learns how to mask her red crown and live as a witch in hiding among the mortals. Her life becomes full of death, conflict, and sacrifice as a result of the secret she's been harboring.

The Man in the Woods and Other Short Stories

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Author: Robert L. Barrett

Publisher: AbbottPress

ISBN: 145821463X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It is a sunny day at an Oregon resort as a forest ranger stares in disbelief at the mutilated bodies of six squirrels. As the Riley family pulls into the parking lot to begin a camping trip, they unload the car and joke about the Man in the Woods myth that has plagued the park for decades, without any idea they are about to come face-to-face with a paranormal phenomenon that no one thinks exists—until now. Over fifty years after the Black Force unit is formed to defend the United States against terrorist attacks, a dangerous hacker escapes from a Mexico prison and secretly enters the United States. After Rick Sanchez hacks into the Department of Defense’s system and steals high-tech weapons, The Black Force must do everything in their power to get the weapons back—before it is too late. Two priests warn Sheriff Chris Hill that the Krandel family is about to return from the dead to ensure their prophecy comes true in Menard, Texas. The sheriff must take immediate action—before the devil rises to take over the world again. In this collection of thrilling short stories, an Oregon town attempts to capture an elusive creature, an elite special ops force tries to stop an enraged man, and a sheriff gathers forces to halt a family sacrifice—presenting three unforgettable battles of good versus evil.

Backroads, New Jersey

Driving at the Speed of Life

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Author: Mark Di Ionno

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531335

Category: Travel

Page: 146

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In Backroads, New Jersey, Di Ionno leads readers off the congested interstates with their commonplace scenery to the seldom-explored secondary roads, where the real life of the state can be found. These inter-county or 500 series roads are a 6,788-mile network of mostly one-lane highways. Marked by blue-and-yellow five-sided shields bearing county names, they make up more than 20 percent of New Jersey's public roads. They are never the fastest or most direct way to get anywhere, but when you break out of the towns and hit the country, they are a pleasure to drive.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings

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Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Frenzied Fiction

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Author: Stephen Leacock

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177653669X

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 537

Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood, a nasty day at the office, or just a basic case of the blahs.

Inside Out

Fifty Years Behind the Walls of New Jersey's Trenton State Prison

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Author: Harry Camisa,Jim Franklin

Publisher: Windsor Press and Publishin

ISBN: 9780972647304

Category: Correctional personnel

Page: 311

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