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A Child's Christmas in Wales

Written By: Dylan Thomas
  • ID Book : 0811224708
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 48
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 548
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-child-s-christmas-in-wales.pdf

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In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition. Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye view, and an adult's fond memories, of a magical time of presents, aunts and uncles, the frozen sea, and in the best of circumstances, newly fallen snow.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476605734
  • Pages : 540
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: the-christmas-encyclopedia-3d-ed.pdf

Book Summary:

This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.

Crash Course in Marketing for Libraries, 2nd Edition

By Susan W. Alman,Sara Gillespie Swanson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610698711
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: crash-course-in-marketing-for-libraries-2nd-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

Explains effective marketing strategies and identifies the tools needed to boost the visibility and increase the use of your library in the community. • Provides an essential resource that instructs and guides librarians from all types of organizations throughout each stage of the marketing and public relations process • Enables librarians with little or no experience in marketing to plan, implement, and evaluate a marketing campaign • Addresses all the key tools to promote library resources and services: social media, traditional media, publications, and collateral materials • Describes ways to gather information about the community and identifies factors that affect library use

The Center Will Hold

By Christopher de Vinck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Isbn : 0829449310
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 415
  • File Pdf: the-center-will-hold.pdf

Book Summary:

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Christian Living INTERPRETING THE PARABLES OF OUR LIVES By the time most of us reach adulthood, we have experienced enough to begin to understand our own personal narratives. It’s tempting to focus on discouragement or pessimism, even cynicism. But there’s a brighter, better way. In this collection of heartwarming true stories, Christopher de Vinck reminds us of life’s many graces, and he challenges us to embrace our experiences with hope, humor, gratitude, and wonder. Whether revisiting a boyhood hobby of photographing the neighborhood raccoon or musing upon the possible uses of a decades-old Santa suit, de Vinck takes his readers to scenes, sights, and sensations of the daily, ordinary gifts that are not so ordinary after all. Read The Center Will Hold to stir your own poignant memories, or share it with family and friends as an invitation to simple joy. Its pages speak with eloquence, in language common to us all: wisdom, light, and love.

Philosophy Made Simple

By Robert Hellenga
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Isbn : 0316090387
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 907
  • File Pdf: philosophy-made-simple.pdf

Book Summary:

An unforgettable novel about a man's search for meaning.

Less Than Two Days

By Lewis W. Heniford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1984534904
  • Pages : 504
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: less-than-two-days.pdf

Book Summary:

A young American soldier stationed in Germany in 1952 meets a British girl in London. He romances her during their first day in a glorious pub crawl while accompanied by his army buddy. The next day, they enjoy the playing fields of Eton and a band concert for the queen at Windsor Castle. When they bid each other goodbye at Euston Station, they are already infatuated. They have seen each other for less than two days, never alone. She tries to visit him in Germany, but travel restrictions for the trip cause her to cancel. Angry over being stood up, the soldier and his buddy visit Ireland, Wales, and even London; and he does not call her. Returning to the barracks in Germany, he finds her telegram that had arrived too late. The two cannot meet before his being sent back to the states for separation from the military. They exchange letters for four years, trying to reunite either in England or America. But problems intervene, including a girl to whom the soldier had been engaged to before his London adventure and a conniving woman. He and the British girl struggle during his residency year at Stanford University to qualify for his PhD. Their greatest problem is pregnancy.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1453279040
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 242
  • File Pdf: chicken-soup-for-the-soul-christmas-treasury.pdf

Book Summary:

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury captures the holiday spirit through an extensive story collection that demonstrates the humor, profound joy, and spiritedness that envelops the holiday season known as Christmas.

The Truth About Death

By Robert Hellenga
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1632862921
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 284
  • File Pdf: the-truth-about-death.pdf

Book Summary:

The Truth About Death," the title novella of this virtuosic collection, is a masterpiece of sardonic humor that confronts Death head on and emerges bloody but unbowed. Simon, an undertaker, embalms his own father and faces his own death. Louisa, Simon's mother, makes peace with her husband over his dead body in a cooler in the basement of the funeral home. Simon contemplates the mystery of death over a plate of spaghetti cacio e pepe in Rome with an Italian undertaker. The dog, Maya--who works as a greeter at the funeral home where she comforts those who are grieving hardest--eventually makes the truth about death known to Elizabeth, Simon's wife. New Yorker cartoons keep the family laughing during the most difficult months, Elizabeth decides to show her own cartoons (included here), to the New Yorker cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, at his office in New York. The serious issues cleverly addressed in The Truth About Death are touched with warmth, humor, and deep feeling in the eight "Other Stories," not by invoking comforting fairy tales but by accepting the fact that death and grief are part of the natural order of things. As Maya explains to Elizabeth, "It's just the way things are.

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