Author: Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, England)Publish On: 1797
Some Serious Reflections on Death, and the Uncertainty of Time Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, ... Let secret devotion , unless in case of neceffity , be first before any other work of the day .
Author: Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, England)
PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS JUST AN ORDINARY DAY Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. When her short story 'The Lottery' was published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; ...
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin UK
A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
But I'm fairly focused, and by 4:30 on an ordinary day, the book is fifteen hundred new words to the good, and I'm moderately happy with the work. january 24 Bill is back from the vet with the news: Cushing's, definitely. Not good.
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events—whether in daily life or on a global scale—that shape our lives. In An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days, best-selling mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert invites us to revisit one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, 2008, through the lens of 365 ordinary days in which her reading, writing, and thinking about issues in the wider world—from wars and economic recession to climate change—caused her to reconsider and reshape daily practices in her personal life. Albert's journal provides an engaging account of how the business of being a successful working writer blends with her rural life in the Texas Hill Country and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. As her eclectic daily reading ranges across topics from economics, food production, and oil and energy policy to poetry, place, and the writing life, Albert becomes increasingly concerned about the natural world and the threats facing it, especially climate change and resource depletion. Asking herself, "What does it mean? And what ought I do about it?", she determines practical steps to take, such as growing more food in her garden, and also helps us as readers make sense of these issues and consider what our own responses might be.
“You are on an adventure.” “I'm scared.” “If you were not scared, you would be having just an ordinary day.” That got through to me. I knew what an ordinary day was like. I did not want to go back to that. Then it was like I could see a ...
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Text and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award There's not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them. Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family's hands. She decides to leave Jharia ... and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. It's not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn't need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
All the way to school he was speaking to every animal he could see, giving them all cheery waves and a friendly ... He had a very ordinary day that day except that he kept drifting into a daydream about the old patch of fence at the end ...
Author: Stuart Paton
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Freddy Bloomenberg is a very ordinary boy but when he discovers a hidden entrance to a mysterious land at the bottom of his own garden then the most extraordinary tale begins. Follow Freddy as he meets new friends, fights new enemies and most importantly as he discovers a land more extraordinary than his wildest dreams.
But she nonetheless starkly disagreed with Orwell and colleagues as to what such an ordinary day might look like. She had no time for the notion that there is some kind of communal harmony underlying everyday life just waiting to be ...
Author: Marc Stears
Publisher: Belknap Press
Category: Business & Economics
From the end of WWI to the 1950s, a group of British writers and artists including George Orwell, Barbara Jones, and Dylan Thomas forged a politics that resisted the empty idealism of their age. Celebrating the wisdom and pragmatism of ordinary life, they offered a remedy for the destructive polarization that afflicts us again today.
But maybe one day, after you've been exercising on a regular basis, one of your co-workers mentions how much stronger and leaner you look. ... Imagine it's an ordinary day and you're stuck in traffic after work.
Author: John Weiler
Publisher: John Weiler
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
There are hundreds of meditation books out there. Many written by monks, and some written by hippies and spiritual gurus. But how many of these books are written by an ordinary dude? Someone who is just like you: someone who has a day job, whose preferred outfit is jeans and a t-shirt, and enjoys knocking back a few beers on Friday night? I'm as ordinary as they come. The only difference...I've been meditating for over 13 years. And I want to show you how you can meditate too—in a straightforward language that any ordinary dude or dudette can understand. Over a decade of practice, meditation has transformed my life, bringing more peace, calm and clarity into it than I could have ever imagined when I started at the age of 19. And now, I want to share how meditation can do the same for you.
'Okay; is there any other reason you're coming down?' 'Not really, apart from the train ride; train rides are kind of good for clearing the head. See you in an hour.' 'Sure...' So here was a different take on Tarragon's day, and there ...
Author: Phil Boast
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
At the Manor House, Victoria is attempting to see Michael, through the first weeks after the death of his wife, Michael is waiting in anticipation for news of his son, and they take delivery of something which neither is expecting. Victoria has a sealed letter, which may have profound effect upon the future of her family, and she must decide whether or not to give the letter to its intended recipient. In the village, Isabella is planning her revenge against those who have so abused her, meanwhile a chance visit by Reginald to Jacobs Field sets him on course to see his domestic circumstances back on track, and unbeknownst to him he will meet somebody who will have a far more profound effect upon his life. Megan, the black witch, gains the confidence of those around her as she continues to quietly hatch her murderous plans, and Percival returns from his self - imposed exile, and must decide whether or not he will stay in the village. However, as with much in Percivals life, nothing on his return will be as he would have expected. Tarragon records her second album, and the band plays on, but will she be invited to join them on their world tour?