The Possibilities

The Possibilities Author Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN-10 9781473511347
Year 2015-01-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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‘Like the wonderful Anne Tyler, Hemmings writes witty, immersive, immensely readable and deeply humane fiction about entirely believable characters’ Metro Sarah St. John is reeling. Her twenty-two year old son, Cully, has been killed in an avalanche and, much as she'd like to be left alone to grieve quietly, no one will let her. Her father, a retired shopping channel addict has moved into her basement. Her best friend, a divorcee who always manages to say the wrong thing, has become something of a life-coach. And then there’s Cully’s father, whose sudden re-emergence in Sarah’s life stirs a cauldron of emotions. Just as Sarah is ready to face the world, a girl called Kit appears on her doorstep. And she’s got a secret that will change all their lives forever.

The Possibilities

The Possibilities Author Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN-10 9781476725819
Year 2014-05-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants—a “funny, insightful, and unsentimental” (People, 4 stars) novel about a grieving mother and the shocking surprise that may help her reclaim her hold on life. In the idyllic ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, Sarah St. John is reeling. Three months ago, her twenty-two-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche. Sarah’s father, a retiree, tries to distract her from her grief with gadgets from the home shopping channel. Sarah’s best friend offers life advice by venting details of her own messy divorce. Even Cully’s father reemerges, stirring more emotions and confusion than Sarah needs. But Sarah feels she is facing the stages of grief—the anger, the sadness, the letting go—alone; she desperately wants to hear the swoosh of her son’s ski pants, or watch him skateboard past her window. And one day a strange girl arrives on her doorstep. Unexpected and unexplained, she bears a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever. With wry wit and intuition, Kaui Hart Hemmings highlights the subtle poignancies of grief and relationships in this stunning look at people faced with impossible choices. Called “surprisingly entertaining” (The New York Times Book Review) and “familiar yet richly, astutely observant and reflective” (The Boston Globe), The Possibilities brilliantly portrays tragic ineffability with grace and hope.

The Possibilities of Sainthood

The Possibilities of Sainthood Author Donna Freitas
ISBN-10 9781429930543
Year 2010-08-17
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she's still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she wants her chance at being a princess. All her life she's kept company with these kings and queens of small favors, knowing exactly whom to pray to on every occasion. Unfortunately, the two events Antonia's prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen. It's not for lack of trying. For how long has she been hoping to gain the attention of the love of her life – the tall, dark, and so good-looking Andy Rotellini? Too long to mention. And every month for the last eight years, Antonia has sent a petition to the Vatican proposing a new patron saint and bravely offering herself for the post. So what if she's not dead? But as Antonia learns, in matters of the heart and sainthood, things are about as straightforward as wound-up linguini, and sometimes you need to recognize the signs.

The Sunflower

The Sunflower Author Simon Wiesenthal
ISBN-10 0307560422
Year 2008-12-18
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Schocken
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While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Buddha Doodles Imagine the Possibilities

Buddha Doodles  Imagine the Possibilities Author Molly Hahn
ISBN-10 9781449474621
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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With simple, whimsical drawings and simple, profound truths, Buddha Doodles celebrates the amazing possibilities of the divine light within us all. These inspiring messages, little doodles, and feel-good sayings can help you get in-tune while you meditate or inspire you toward mindfulness.

The Possibilities of Creativity

The Possibilities of Creativity Author Peter O'Connor
ISBN-10 1443888915
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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This volume brings together internationally renowned academics, arts practitioners and thinkers to take a multi-disciplinary look at the nature of the creative process and examine its possibilities for social and individual change. The book challenges the most common misconceptions about how we can be creative, and suggests that creativity is central to human survival.

Imagining the Possibilities

Imagining the Possibilities Author Diane L. Fazzi
ISBN-10 089128382X
Year 2001
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher American Foundation for the Blind
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Imagining the possibilities explores approaches to creative methods on how to teach various orientation and mobility (O & M) techniques to people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. This is a hands-on teaching resource for preservice and practicing O & M specialists. It offers materials, samples, and creative teaching strategies that will effectively help students. Each chapter in Imagining the possibilities provides specific examples and strategies for assessment and instruction in O & M, including Idea Boxes with teaching tips, sample lesson plans, and appendices that give sample materials.

The Possibilities of Theology

The Possibilities of Theology Author John Webster
ISBN-10 0567040445
Year 2006-08-30
Pages 241
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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These essays by leading British and North American theologians are a tribute to Eberhard Jungel and an interpretation and evaluation of his work. Each essay analyzes a central theme, showing the importance and impact of Jungel's thought in constructive contemporary theology.

Policing and Gendered Justice

Policing and Gendered Justice Author Marilyn Corsianos
ISBN-10 0802096794
Year 2009
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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"An excellent overview of the position of women working as police officers in both Canada and the United States, past and present. The integration of theory, empirical evidence, and policy implications is striking." - Nancy Jurik, Arizona State University

The Possibilities of Society

The Possibilities of Society Author Regina Hewitt
ISBN-10 0791434206
Year 1997-06-30
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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Approaches English Romanticism through sociological theory, arguing that Wordsworth and Coleridge tested hypotheses about social organization and action in their poetry. Offers a timely reevaluation of the Romantic poets as socially engaged thinkers.

Saudade

Saudade Author Anik See
ISBN-10 1770561994
Year 2013-09-27
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Coach House Books
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The Portuguese word saudade has no direct English translation. In its simplest sense, it describes a feeling of longing for something that is now gone, and may yet return, but in all likelihood can never be recaptured. In Saudade: The Possibilities of Place, traveller Anik See traces her attempts to reclaim this loss in a series of informal essays that take us from the salt plains of Wood Buffalo National Park and the mountains of British Columbia to the fishing ports of Sri Lanka and the rough roads of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Whether at a fishfry in the Northwest Territories, at the post-9/11 Canada-US border, on the ultimate road trip through Australia or at a summer carnival in Santiago de Cuba, See is on a continual quest for simplicity, interrogating the perceived distance between privilege and want. Quietly, insistently, these thoughtful essays ask what we might accomplish if we said no to entitlement; if, instead, we used our privilege to help us better understand human nature. By examining a multitude of landscapes, and by uncovering characters whose most important possession is the landscape around them, these essays examine what it takes for us to feel alive in a time when we can have everything, when our needs seem limitless. Throughout this psychogeographic diary, crowded with rituals of faith, death and renewal, See asks, again and again, 'How much will be enough?'

Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities Author Mike Dooley
ISBN-10 1439121478
Year 2009-09-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Infinite Possibilities is the masterwork from teacher, author, and featured speaker Mike Dooley. As the next step beyond his immensely popular Notes from the Universe trilogy, and his follow up, Choose them Wisely, this book contains even more enriching wisdom for living an abundant, joyous life. Mike Dooley knows that we create our own reality, our own fate, and our own luck. We’re beings filled with infinite possibility—just ready to explore how powerful we truly are. Manifesting the magnificence of our dreams isn’t about hard work, but rather about belief and expectation. These principles transcend belief, realizing the truth about our human nature. Your dreams are not accidental, nor inconsequential. And if someone were tell the truth about life, reality, and the powers we all possessed, would it be recognized? Our lives are full of adventures—and not exactly the sky-diving, mountain-climbing variety—but something better. Readers will laugh, applaud, and be inspired by Mike Dooley’s wit and wisdom.

Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas

Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas Author
ISBN-10 9781843696698
Year 2007
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher IIED
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This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world's population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or intensity climate change is likely to increase. Section I outlines both the potentials for adaptation and the constraints. Section II discusses the scale of urban change. Section III considers direct and indirect impacts of climate change on urban areas and which nations, cities and population groups are particularly at risk. This highlights how prosperous, well-governed cities could generally adapt, but most of the world's urban population lives in cities or smaller urban centres ill-equipped for adaptation. A key part of adaptation concerns infrastructure and buildings - but much of the urban population in Africa, Asia and Latin America lack the infrastructure to adapt. Most international agencies have long refused to support urban programmes, especially those that address these problems. Section IV discusses innovations by urban governments and community organizations and in financial systems that address such problems, including the relevance of recent innovations in disaster-risk reduction for adaptation. It notes how few city and national governments are taking any action on adaptation. Section V discusses how local innovation in adaptation can be encouraged and supported at national scale, and the funding needed to support this. Section VI considers the mechanisms for financing this and the larger ethical challenges that achieving adaptation raises - especially the fact that most climate-change-related urban (and rural) risks are in low-income nations with the least adaptive capacity, including many that have contributed very little to greenhouse-gas emissions.

The Possibilities

The Possibilities Author Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN-10 9781476725802
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Simon & Schuster Fiction Original Hardcover.