Am I Blue

Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064405877
Format: PDF
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Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, LeslÉa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.

Atchison Blue

Author: Judith Valente
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495596
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, celebrated PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life--and promises to do the same for her readers. The first time Judith Valente arrived at Mount St. Scholastica monastery, she came prepared to teach a course on poetry and the soul. Instead, she found herself the student, taking lessons from the Benedictine sisters in the healing nature of silence, how to cultivate habits of mindful living, and the freeing reality that conversion is a lifelong process. With the heart of a poet and the eye of a journalist, she tells how her many visits and interviews with the Benedictine sisters forced her to confront aspects of her own life that needed healing--a journey that will invite readers to healing of their own. A beautiful and heartfelt work that crosses The Cloister Walk with Tuesdays with Morrie, Atchison Blue will resonate with readers of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Mary Gordon, and Anne Lamott.

Silence for the Dead

Author: Simone St. James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110162132X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow....” In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it? Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breaking the Silence

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 145929226X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing—except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death. Her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it…to talk at all. Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once—six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence…and that unbelievably links them all.

Revolutionary Voices

Author: Amy Sonnie
Publisher: Alyson Publishing
ISBN: 9781555835583
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An anthology of stories by gay youth reveal their fears and joyous moments as they attempt to survive and thrive in a homophobic society.

Daughter of Deep Silence

Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147511607
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Just three souls remain to tell the story. And two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace, rescued from the ocean after days adrift with her dying friend, Libby, knows that the luxury yacht Persephonewasn't sunk by a rogue wave as Senator Wells and his son, Grey, are claiming. It was attacked. To ensure her safety from the Wells family, Libby's father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby's identity. And now, after years of careful plotting, she's ready to expose the truth - even if it means taking down the boy she was once in love with- Grey Wells himself. Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silenceis a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions, identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose."

Strength in Stillness

Author: Bob Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501161237
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Instant New York Times Bestseller A simple, straightforward description of Transcendental Meditation and its benefits from world authority Bob Roth. Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen. What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation teacher named Bob Roth, who has spent the past forty-five years helping many thousands of people access their innate creativity and power through this simple, nonreligious technique. Roth’s students range from titans of business and the arts to federal prisoners, from war-scarred veterans to overworked moms and dads. Medical experts agree that the epidemic of stress is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. While there is no one single cure, the Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life’s challenges. With scientifically proven benefits— reduced stress and anxiety, and improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory, to name a few—this five-thousand-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems. Once a skeptic, Roth trained under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the twentieth century’s foremost scientist of consciousness and meditation, and has since become one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. In Strength in Stillness, Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation in a new, accessible way. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation—Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, and Self-Transcending—and showcases the evidence that the third, Self-Transcending, or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely accessible, effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience. Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and obscure theory, Strength in Stillness offers a clear explanation for how Transcendental Meditation can calm the mind, body, and spirit.

On My Honor

Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0440466334
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Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to a swimming race in a dangerous river. Both boys jump in, but when Joel reaches the sandbar, he finds Tony has vanished. How can he face their parents and the terrible truth?

A Book of Silence

Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781582436135
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fiction author describes her discovery of her love of silence, recounting her experiences in the quiet of the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and the Isle of Skye, and also discusses the religious and mystical significance of silence.

The Price of Silence

Author: Liza Long
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147516404
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Like most of the nation, Liza Long spent 14 December 2012, mourning the victims of the Newtown shooting at the hands of mentally ill Adam Lanza. Long is also the mother of a child with a mental illness, and she wondered: What if my son does that someday?' Powerful and shocking, The Price Of Silence looks at how society stigmatises mental illness - including in children - and the devastating societal cost. In the wake of repeated acts of mass violence, Long draws from her experience of dealing with a mentally ill child to point the way forward.'