A Year by the Sea

Author: Joan Anderson

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307777901

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The basis for the major motion picture of the same name. An entrancing memoir of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take pleasure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.

A Year with the Angels

Author: Jenny Smedley

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 184850683X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Many people have trouble focusing the right sort of thought-power into connecting with angels. The struggle of everyday life gets in the way, they feel self conscious and unsure of themselves, afraid that it’s all in their head, and their brains need a more logical and structured approach to the subject in order to succeed. If only they could text or email their angel! Of course, this isn’t possible, but there are lots of practical steps that can help make the process easier and more rewarding. Covering one month at a time, A Year with the Angels gives the reader a strategy to follow and pinpoints the information people need to tame their modern-day, left-centred brains and ‘get their heads around’ a very real and lasting connection with the angels.

A Year with the Birds

Author: William Fowler

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 504089371X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Year with the Local Newspaper

Author: Anthony Rausch

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761820505

Category: History

Page: 244

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Located at the northernmost end of Honshu, Aomori Prefecture is one of the few remaining undiscovered areas of Japan. In A Year With the Local Newspaper, Professor Anthony Rausch of Hirosaki University presents a year of life in Aomori, in a book both accessible and academic. Rausch has selected, edited, translated and grouped a year's worth of articles from a local Aomori newspaper into nine chapters that describe Aomori and provide for analysis of the prefecture on the basis of two contemporary sociological themes, peripherality and revitalization.

A Year at Bottengoms Farm

Author: Ronald Blythe

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853117596

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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These mini essays reflect on the natural landscape, the changing seasons, village life, art, poetry, the stories that ancient churches tell, and the Christian year. They refresh one's vision of one's own daily routine and surroundings and can be read over and over again, like poetry.

A Year with Nature

Author: Marty Crump

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022644984X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A Year with Nature is an almanac like none you’ve ever seen: combining science and aesthetics, it is a daily affirmation of the extraordinary richness of biodiversity and our enduring beguilement by its beauty. With a text by herpetologist and natural history writer Marty Crump and a cornucopia of original illustrations by Bronwyn McIvor, this quirky quotidian reverie gazes across the globe, media, and time as it celebrates date-appropriate natural topics ranging from the founding of the National Park Service to annual strawberry, garlic, shrimp, hummingbird, and black bear festivals. With Crump, we mark the publication of classics like Carson’s Silent Spring and White’s Charlotte’s Web, and even the musical premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. We note the discovery of the structure of DNA and the mountain gorilla, the rise of citizen science projects, and the work of people who’ve shaped how we view and protect nature—from Aristotle to E. O. Wilson. Some days feature US celebrations, like National Poinsettia Day and National Cat Day; others highlight country-specific celebrations, like Australia’s Wombat Day and Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Festival, during which thousands of macaques feast on an ornately arranged spread of fruits and vegetables. Crump also highlights celebrations that span borders, from World Wildlife Conservation Day to International Mountain Day and global festivities for snakes, sea turtles, and chocolate. Interweaving fascinating facts on everything from jellyfish bodies to monthly birth flowers with folkloric entries featuring the Loch Ness Monster, unicorns, and ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology, the almanac is as exhaustive as it is enchanting. A Year with Nature celebrates the wonder and beauty of our natural world as we have expressed it in visual arts, music, literature, science, natural history, and everyday experience. But more than this, the almanac’s vignettes encourage us to contemplate how we can help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the landscapes and rich biodiversity we so deeply cherish.