A Walk on the Beach

Author: Joan Anderson

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307418782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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From the author of the bestselling A Year By the Sea, comes the inspiring story about how her and Joan Erikson's friendship pushed them to remember the importance of transformation and sustained them through their unique challenges. Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson’s chance encounter with a wise and astonishing woman helped her usher in the self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when she was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self. Joan Erikson was perhaps best known for her collaboration with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and noted author. After Erik’s death, she wrote several books extending their theory of the stages of life to reflect her understanding of aging as she neared ninety-five. But her wisdom was best taught through their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries of their lives with brightly colored yarn while exploring the strength gathered from their accumulated experiences, Joan Erikson’s lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friend’s revitalized life. In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didn’t know she had: for a mentor to help navigate the transitions she faced as she grew beyond middle age. And when Joan Erikson had to face her husband’s death and the growing limitations of her own body, Anderson was able to give back some of the wisdom she had gleaned. To this poignant, joyful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that have made her an acclaimed speaker and writer on midlife and its possibilities. A Walk on the Beach is an experience to savor and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that can be sustained and passed on in all our friendships.

A Walk on the Beach

Author: Buddy McCoy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434312100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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It was a cold January afternoon when Buddy and Olivia arrived at Sea Island. They came from different corners of the state to a Georgia Association of Realtors' convention, a black tie affair that attracted nearly six hundred participants. Buddy was divorced and Olivia was a widow. Olivia smiled as she watched Buddy flirt with the young lady at the ticket counter. Little did she know his attention would become focused on her later in the evening. Whether the meeting came by chance or by destiny, the two lonely souls needed "A Walk On The Beach". Soothing music by the band after dinner was an invitation to dance. The ballroom was packed. Buddy was in the hunt. He circled the room three times leaving no stone unturned. Near the end of the third lap, he was stopped dead in his tracks. There she sat, wearing a low-cut sequined blouse, and the baby blues and the smile and the silky blond hair sent tremors through his heart. "Her beauty radiated like a beacon from a lighthouse!" It would be their first dance of many over the next few years, and at one point they danced alone to cheers from the crowd. The courtship blossomed after that first meeting, but there were challenges. Olivia lived on Tybee Island and Buddy lived in Moultrie, some four and a half hours away. Buddy did most of the driving, of course, for the chase was on. Tybee became their playground with long walks on the beach, dinner parties and romantic sunsets. Share the intimacy, humor and trials of this true love story as it unfolds through their e-mails. Feel the warmth and passion of the relationship as two adults strive to give love a second chance.

A Walk Along the Beach

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544491

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7157

___________________________ Sisters Willa and Harper mean the world to each other. Inseparable since the loss of their mother as teenagers, the Lakey sisters are perfect opposites. Quiet, demure Willa has always admired Harper's sense of adventure. She enjoys her peaceful routine as a café owner in their coastal hometown of Oceanside. When a handsome customer shows interest in Willa, Harper urges her sister to take a chance on love. Then Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a halt. Only by supporting each other will the sisters be able to face the trials to come. And though the time ahead may be tough, Willa and Harper will discover that the darkest times can lead to the most beautiful rewards. ___________________________ Praise for Debbie Macomber 'An ideal holiday book' Good Housekeeping 'If there's a star in the romance and women's fiction firmament, chances are high it's Debbie Macomber' Publisher's Weekly

A Walk-On Part in the War

Author: Steven Babiuch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595477909

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 1404

College dropout Scott Sanderson sits in a rural Florida holding cell in the middle of the night, awaiting a hearing the following morning. He has ventured from Los Angeles on his motorcycle to see the country before the responsibilities of post-college adulthood ensnare him. Ignoring his draft status, the journey takes him first to Mardi Gras, then to Florida, where his arrest abruptly curtails the adventure. Faced with jail time, he reluctantly follows the judge's orders and joins the navy. This solidifies his notion that life is stacked against him and that the generation in charge has rigged the world in its favor. In his new situation, Scott deals with many of the issues he left behind: his relationship with his father and his family, his commitment to the service, his relationships with women, and his future. Interwoven with historic events of the era and the lives of his peers both at home and in the navy, A Walk-on Part in the War follows Scott on his quest to find direction in a fractured and confused America. A modern-day odyssey, this novel captures the waning optimism and the rapid pace of individual and social change that overtook mid-1970s America.

A Walk Through the Fire

Author: Marcia Muller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455567868

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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New York Times bestselling author, Marcia Muller, brings you another thrilling mystery with her famous private investigator, Sharon McCone. Sharon McCone, weary of San Francisco's persistent rainy weather, jumps at the chance to investigate sabotage on the set of a documentary film being shot on the island of Kauai. Based on the writings of Hawaiian scholar Elson Wellbright, the film has incited major controversy among some of Wellbright's family members who aren't anxious to see the project reach completion. Vandalism quickly escalates into big-time violence, and McCone discovers a world of family secrets, drug dealing, political insurgency, and murder in this new crime novel by one of the world's most beloved mystery writers.

A Walk on the Cliffs

Author: Margo Reasner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595360475

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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What would happen if you could change just one minute of your past? Which minute would give you everything you've ever wanted? Mary Ann finds herself caught between two men. When she chooses Brad, she pours herself into creating the perfect marriage. But she can't stop wondering what life would have been like if she had pursued Robert-a friend who had always seemed distant and mysteriously complex. Embarking on a vacation with Brad, Robert, and Robert's girlfriend, Mary Ann has no idea that she's about to discover a way to unlock the mystery of what her life would be like if she could go back and change the past. One morning, Mary Ann wakes up and is stunned to discover that she is Robert's wife. It affords her the opportunity to understand Robert's mysterious ways and see herself through his eyes. Compelled to explore other issues in her life, such as friendship, motherhood, and sexuality, Mary Ann discovers her true self and what love really means.

A Walk on the Beach

Author: Joan Anderson

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 0767914759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 7362

The third installment of the author's trilogy on midlife renewal describes her relationship with friend and confidante Joan Erikson, whose struggles with widowhood, her own impending death, and numerous written works about aging inspired Anderson to accept life changes. By the author of A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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