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Standing at Water's Edge

By Anne Paris
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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Isbn : 1577317769
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 469
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For most people who seek to create — whether they are artists, writers, or businesspeople — the daily task of immersing themselves in their creative work is both a joy and a profound challenge. Instead of stepping easily into the creative state, they succumb to chronic procrastination and torturous distraction. In Standing at Water’s Edge, psychologist Anne Paris calls on her extensive experience in working with creative clients to explore the deep psychological fears that block us from creative immersion. Employing cutting-edge theory and research, Paris weaves a new understanding of the artist during the creative process. Rather than presenting the creation of art as a lonely, solitary endeavor, she shows how relationships with others are actually crucial to creativity. Shining a light on the innermost experience of the artist as he or she engages with others, the artwork, and the audience, Paris explores how our sense of connection with others can aid or inhibit creative immersion. She reveals a unique model of “mirrors, heroes, and twins” to explore the key relationships that support creativity. Paris’s groundbreaking psychological approach gives artists valuable new insight into their own creative process, allowing them to unlock their potential and finish their greatest projects.

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  • File Pdf: i-am-madame-x.pdf

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The life of Virginie Gautreau, the notorious beauty of Madame X, John Singer Sargent's most famous and scandalous portrait, provides inspiration for this absorbing and intriguing novel. Madame X caused an immediate furor when Sargent unveiled it at the 1884 Paris Salon. The subject's bold pose, provocative dress, and decadent pallor shocked the public, and the critics panned the picture, smashing Sargent's dream of a Paris career. The artist soon relocated to England, where he established himself as the favorite portrait painter of the wealthy. In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy facts of Virginie's life to re-create her tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris. Born in New Orleans to two of Louisiana's prominent Creole families and raised at Parlange, her grandmother's lush plantation, Virginie fled to France with her mother and sister during the Civil War. The family settled in Paris among other expatriate Southerners and hoped, through their French ancestry, to insinuate themselves into high society. They soon were absorbed into the fascinating and wealthy world of grand ballrooms, dressmakers' salons, luxurious country estates, and artists' ateliers. Because of Virginie's striking appearance and vivid character, her mother pinned the family's hopes for social acceptance on her daughter, who became a "professional beauty" and married a French banker. Even before Sargent painted her portrait, Virginie's reputation for promiscuity and showy self-display made her the subject of vicious Paris gossip. I Am Madame X is a compulsively readable immersion in Belle Epoque Paris. It is also the story of a great work of art, illuminating the struggle between Virginie and Sargent as they fought to control the outcome of a painting that changed their lives and affected the course of art history.

Murder to the Metal

By Annie Hogsett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1464210004
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 436
  • File Pdf: murder-to-the-metal.pdf

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Mondo mega money is a murder magnet. Ten months ago Allie Harper—smart, feisty, too broke to get her car fixed—rescued Thomas Bennington III—a hot, blind, college professor—from a crosswalk in her dicey Cleveland neighborhood. When Allie saved Tom and his groceries from traffic, she unwittingly retrieved his winning $550 million MondoMegaJackpot ticket. The payout steered the two of them into a wild dash from romance to mayhem and multiple murders. Nothing's changed. Sure, Allie and Tom now reside in a rented nine-thousand-square-foot lakeside mansion with a sky-lit shower and breathtakingly high-thread-count sheets. True, Otis Johnson, Allie's deliverer from last summer's would-be-kidnapper, is now their live-in bodyguard and gourmet chef. Yes, Allie's dream of creating the T&A Detective Agency to solve "mysteries of the heart" by using Tom's money, Otis' P.I. credentials, and Allie's intrepid...intrepidness... now has its first case. That's where the real trouble kicks in. Lloyd Bunker's obsession with avoiding stoplights has run him and his '67 Pontiac GTO off the road, maybe for keeps. As they race to figure out what's happened to Lloyd, T&A recruits Allie's former nemesis, Officer Tony Valerio, plus her best friend and ex-landlady Margo and television reporter Lisa Cole, to help them follow a lethal trail of escalating crimes ranging from scrapping to pushing opioids to multiple murders. It's no longer just about Lloyd. An assault on the mansion's high-tech security system by a talented hacker signals the presence of a formidable adversary, one with big bucks and a ruthless plan to destroy the lucky couple. As the action ramps up, Allie and Tom are plunged into a high-speed race against danger and death.... It's Murder to the Metal. Somebody's Bound to Wind Up Dead series: Too Lucky to Live (Book 1) Murder to the Metal (Book 2) The Devil's Own Game (Book 3) Praise for Annie Hogsett: "The original voice, humor, and unusual premise will appeal to Janet Evanovich readers." —Library Journal STARRED review for Too Lucky to Live "Fast pacing, multiple plot twists, and humor, including a Stephanie Plum-like main character, enliven the story and keep the pages turning." —Booklist for Too Lucky to Live "The bittersweet mystery, with the open-ended threat of a villainous mastermind, is reminiscent of P.J. Tracy's early 'Monkeewrench' novels." —Library Journal for Murder to the Metal

Be Still

By Karin Larsen Ford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1649528779
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 995
  • File Pdf: be-still.pdf

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Covid-19 came on suddenly and caused lives throughout the world to change dramatically. It was not a pandemic that robbed me of the beloved husband of my youth, the father of my children. It was a tragic plane crash. Along with him on that fateful June day in 1982 were our two youngest children. As impossible as it is to imagine, it happened yet again thirty-four years later. This time it was my adult son and my teenage grandson, along with a teenage friend. When I wondered, so many years ago, if I could ever again be truly happy, my elder brother, Jesus Christ, guided my way to true joy. This is my story. "Be Still weaves a woman's journey through unthinkable tragedy, at once both heartbreaking and hopeful. Fate and faith play hand in hand in this gripping story of love, loss, and family." --Greg Boeck, former USA Today sports writer, currently teaches journalism at Arizona State University "Admire life while it lasts." --Maxel Jed Belnap

Stream Feathers

By Wally Rentsch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1479782432
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 780
  • File Pdf: stream-feathers.pdf

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If you have ever fly-fished or wished you had, Stream Feathers is a must read book to experience the mystique of fly-fishing in the wild Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. Something quite unexpected happens to those who fish downstream for two miles in the company of the naturalist, Hoxie. There are adventures and unexpected encounters with wildlife around each bend. All combined with the thrill of fighting a pugnacious trout. In a sequence of 16 episodes, each farther down stream from the other, we follow Hoxie in his valiant quest to catch a trout larger than his dads 24 inch Brown Trout. In the end -- through deep truths found -- beating his dads trout becomes inconsequential. Photographs and Haiku reveal Hoxies adventures and chance discoveries in each chapter.

The Sotweed Smuggler

  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781462062492
  • Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 957
  • File Pdf: the-sotweed-smuggler.pdf

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The Sotweed Smuggler, the 2010 historical fiction winner of the Houston Writer’s Guild, tells a story of suspense. Will Sherewell, the son of a prosperous merchant marine captain, learns when his father’s will is read, that he has inherited his ship. Living with his pious mother, he has little knowledge of sailing and anticipates a majestic vessel. Instead, he finds The Emperor’s Dictum aka The King’s Dick, notorious for smuggling sotweed and whiskey between Devonshire and Scotland. Will yearns to be like his father and sails the Dick, enduring ridicule, fierce storms, pirate attacks, and curses of legendary fairies and ghosts, while finding companionship with his runaway brother and discovering the woman he wishes to marry. In spite of his father’s spying, treachery, murder, and Scottish border intrigue, Will learns he served Scotland with honor defeating the outlaw MacGregor Clan. With the new knowledge, he believes his father is their captive. He receives a Scottish certificate with a handwritten notation “dead.” Did he at last find the truth? Will must choose to accept the veracity of the document, or launch a futile one-man attack on a MacGregor stronghold. Reluctantly accepting his father’s death, he sails home to his new wife at Mothercombe Bay.

The Abrahamic Religions

By Hamma Mirwaisi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hamma Mirwaisi
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 191
  • Category : Bibles
  • Reads : 886
  • File Pdf: the-abrahamic-religions.pdf

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Can you disprove me that Lord Krishna Enslaved the Black African of Egypt? To understand the origin of the Hidden Secrets of the Judaism Religions please read this description with open mind, I did spend 12 years to find out truth about my finding in my books I always was wondering why the members of the Christian religions in Europe, later America, and Australia were guided to study Egyptian civilization instead of the Caucasian Civilization.Indeed, I found out who is behind that guidance. The descendant of Lord Krishna helped the Roman Empire ruler to create this new Christian religion in the name of Jesus Christ after three hundred years of his death. First, they changed Jesus Christ original teaching and then made him be loyal to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) while in his life did not believe it. We are told he throw away the old testament, how can the members of the new Christian religion believes that the old testament is the source or references to their Christian religious Bible.Here is what I found about Lord KrishnaLord Krishna and The Establishment of the Egyptian EmpireLord Krishna and his brother Balarama's stories are the keys to understand Hebrew Jewish and Greek people past. It is clear from ancient document left in India that the Pandavas brother win Kurukshetra war and chased Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balarama with their supporters and Kauravas army survivors out of today India and Pakistan to today Israel and Greek Island.According to the open sources with listed references 'During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BC or BCE, making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world.Note: The Temple of Yerushaláyim (Jerusalem) is built by Lord Krishna in 3100 BCE and Caucasian people lived on the land thousands of years on the land before his arrival.Archaeological evidence suggests that the first settlement was established near Gihon Spring between 4500–3500 BCE. The first known mention of the city was in c. 2000 BCE in the Middle Kingdom Egyptian Execration Texts in which he was recorded as Rusalimum. The root S-L-M in the name is thought to refer to either "peace" (compare with modern Salam or Shalom in modern Arabic and Hebrew) or Shalim, the god of dusk in the Canaanite religion.Author note: The Greek and Hebrew Jews scholars have been in control of histories and scientist or Archaeology in the last 2000 years. They wrote every kind of misinformation to serve their ancient Deva religion domination of the world. It is clear that Lord Krishna as the God of Deva religion did build the city of Jerusalem and used it as his headquarter to wage war against the Caucasian people as the members of the Aryan religion (Kurukshetra armies) under the leadership of the Pandavas brothers.The Egyptian Empire (3100 - 525 BCE) and the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt immediately followed the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt c. 3100 BCE and was assumed to include the First and Second Dynasties, lasting from the Protodynastic Period of Egypt until about 2686 BCE. Egypt was never conquered until 525 BCE when Emperor Cambyses II of the Median Empire, son of Cyrus the Great fulfilled his father’s dream to assume control of Egypt because the Egyptian of black Africans under the leadership of Deva religion leaders namely the descendant of Lord Krishna had waged war against the Caucasian people's Empires since its establishment.Egyptian-led black African tribes conquered the Caucasian lands around 3000 BCE and established two colonies, Canaan between the Red and Mediterranean Seas, while the brother of Lord Krishna by name of Lord Balarama settled on Greek Island with his followers and, which became the home base for the Egyptian Navy. Originally called Sea people, the occupiers of these islands were later known as Greeks. The Greeks, Armenians, Assyrian–Chaldean–Syriac, Amorites, Babylonians, Hebrews and others adopted Aramaic language, which is very close to the African Arabs language.

Lost Between Stars

By Gregory Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 163568840X
  • Pages : 442
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: lost-between-stars.pdf

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It is 2299, in the distant world, New Hope. Peter West was on the verge of graduating from his primary school with big dreams for his future. With a starship license burning a hole in his pocket, he dreamed of someday owning his own spacecraft. Peter wanted to see what was out there and believed his only opportunity to do this was to join the Space Explorers, if they would only have him. Talented young pilot or not, Peter’s skills may not be enough to make the cut. And of course,

What a Life

By Charles E. Reller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 146028688X
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: what-a-life.pdf

Book Summary:

WHAT A LIFE is the candid story of Charlie E. Reller’s remarkable life from birth on Long Island, through many active, successful and happy years to a restful retirement in summers at the Reller compound on Lake Beebe in Hubbardton, Vermont and in winters at his daughters’ homes in Florida. WHAT A LIFE tells of Charlie’s youth, schools, family, vacations, sports, jobs and much more.

Side Casts

By Hoagy B. Carmichael
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1510701060
  • Pages : 108
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 194
  • File Pdf: side-casts.pdf

Book Summary:

This beautiful, eclectic collection of first-person stories from bamboo rod-making legend Hoagy B. Carmichael explores various important parts of his life and how they tie into the sport of fishing. Growing up in Beverly Hills with a famous jazz musician for a father, young Hoagy wasn’t exactly destined to become a fisherman. But by the age of nine he had a subscription to Field and Stream magazine, and regularly rode his bicycle to the local “sport shop of the stars” in town. With strong and exciting prose, Carmichael takes readers through these early years and those that followed, where he not only honed his passion for fly fishing, but also his skills as a rod builder, fly fisherman, and author. In addition to reflecting on his life in fly fishing, Carmichael gives readers a fascinating look into the history of rod making and competitive fishing. He also describes encounters with some of the biggest names in the art of fine bamboo rod-making, such as Ed Fody and Everett Garrison. Side Casts is an artfully crafted and meticulously researched book that expertly weaves together elements of memoir, history, and sports writing. It will be a welcome addition to any fishing enthusiast’s bookshelf. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A Love Like This

By Maria Duffy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Ireland
  • Isbn : 1473614708
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: a-love-like-this.pdf

Book Summary:

Will and Donna are perfect for each other. If only they could meet... Moving and romantic, A Love Like This is the perfect read for anyone who believes in destiny. William and Donna, born on the same day in Dublin, have almost met many times - on their tenth birthday, when Donna spotted Will carrying a colourful bunch of balloons; the day Will, a law student, visited the bakery where Donna worked; and an introduction by mutual friends that never came to pass. Over the years, they have kept just missing each other. Then, on a sunny day at a café in Auckland, they finally meet. And, in that moment, thousands of miles away from home, they're exactly where they're supposed to be. But a terrible disaster strikes, and they are separated - left with the memory of the brief time they had together, and dreams of what might have been. Perhaps all is not lost however, and fate will bring them together once more ...