Master of Solitude

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0997552980

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 5827

Master of Solitude: Mountain Masters & Dark Haven 8

One Hundred Days of Solitude

Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat

Author: Jane Dobisz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8738

In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence. All the bowing and meditating and wood-chopping that is part and parcel of her retreat is hardly first nature, but the good-humored and tenacious Dobisz is able to adapt, and to relate her hundred days with moving insight and humanity. Her Solitude in fact offers us all a chance to commune with her and to look inside and rediscover our own grace.

Slaves of Solitude

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426993

Category: Boardinghouses

Page: 96

View: 4905

Patrick Hamilton's much-loved novel about an improbable heroine in wartime Britain, adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright.

The Fortress of Solitude

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375724885

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 9723

Their friendship compromised by the belief systems of the racially charged 1970s, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude share a series of misadventures based on their mutual obsession with comic-book heroes. By the author of Motherless Brooklyn. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Out of Solitude

Three Meditations on the Christian Life

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594713197

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 4077

Drawing on three moments in the life of Jesus, Henri Nouwen invites us to reflect on the tension between our desire for solitude and the demands of contemporary life. He reminds us that it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God's will. And he shows us that fruitful love and service must spring from a living relationship with God. Beautifully written, elegantly simple, Out of Solitude is as fresh today as it was thirty years ago.

Master of the Mountain

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 1

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322231

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 2625

"Master of the Mountain is, quite simply, a beautiful book. Cherise Sinclair swept me away with her perfect blending of tenderness, healing, erotic discovery, and romance." ~Joyfully Reviewed BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rebecca thinks she is overweight and boring. Logan disagrees. When Rebecca’s lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend “entertaining” in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dominant discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive. Rebecca believes that no one can love her plump, scarred body. Logan disagrees. He loves her curves, and under his skilled hands, Rebecca loses not only her inhibitions, but also her heart. Logan knows they have no future. Damaged from the war, he considers himself too dangerous to be in any relationship. Once the weekend is over, he’ll have to send the city-girl subbie back to her own world. But will driving her away protect Rebecca or scar them both? "Readers can’t help but fall under this author’s spell as she creates magic with another deliciously scandalous book to delight in. Ms. Sinclair’s plots are always fresh, intelligent, sensual, and emotionally moving." ~The Romance Studio THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS & DARK HAVEN series Mountain Masters: High in the Sierra mountains, Jake and Logan Hunt run a wilderness lodge that caters to alternative lifestyles–especially BDSM. Dark Haven: Set in a BDSM club in San Francisco, the Doms of Dark Haven are experienced, powerfull—and edgy. Although each book is stand-alone, they’re fun to read in order, because of the recurring characters. Book 1: Master of the Mountain Book 2: Simon Says: Mine (novella) Book 3: Master of the Abyss Book 4: Master of the Dark Side (novella) Book 5: My Liege of Dark Haven Book 6: Edge of the Enforcer Book 7: Master of Freedom Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, dominant hero, submission, alpha male, bondage, spanking,

Alone Time

Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Author: Stephanie Rosenbloom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562311

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 9347

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others. Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures.

Wintermind

Author: Parke Godwin,Marvin Kaye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553241693

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 297

View: 7392

Winter of the Wolf

The Wild Hunt Legacy: 2

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 098370631X

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8030

Winter of the Wolf: The Wild Hunt Legacy: Book 2

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

A Novel

Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 155597998X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6781

A smart, witty novel of driving lessons and vertigo, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize Sonja is ready to get on with her life. She’s over forty now, and the Swedish crime novels she translates are losing their fascination. She sees a masseuse, tries to reconnect with her sister, and is finally learning to drive. But under the overbearing gaze of her driving instructor, Sonja is unable to shift gears for herself. And her vertigo, which she has always carefully hidden, has begun to manifest at the worst possible moments. Sonja hoped her move to Copenhagen years ago would have left rural Jutland in the rearview mirror. Yet she keeps remembering the dramatic landscapes of her childhood—the endless sky, the whooper swans, the rye fields—and longs to go back. But how can she return to a place that she no longer recognizes? And how can she escape the alienating streets of Copenhagen? In Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Dorthe Nors brings her distinctive blend of style, humor, and insight to a poignant journey of one woman in search of herself when there’s no one to ask for directions.

The Year of Reading Dangerously

How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life

Author: Andy Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062100629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9684

An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)—a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books. Nearing his fortieth birthday, author and critic Andy Miller realized he's not nearly as well read as he'd like to be. A devout book lover who somehow fell out of the habit of reading, he began to ponder the power of books to change an individual life—including his own—and to the define the sort of person he would like to be. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey of mindful reading and wry introspection. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, these are books Miller felt he should read; books he'd always wanted to read; books he'd previously started but hadn't finished; and books he'd lied about having read to impress people. Combining memoir and literary criticism, The Year of Reading Dangerously is Miller's heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader. Passionately believing that books deserve to be read, enjoyed, and debated in the real world, Miller documents his reading experiences and how they resonated in his daily life and ultimately his very sense of self. The result is a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060531045

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3914

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

The Call Of Solitude

Alonetime In A World Of Attachment

Author: Ester Schaler Buchholz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684872803

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 4484

Achieving inner calm while feeling centered is a human goal that is never easy to master. But why of late do serenity and peace of mind seem further from reach than ever before? The world appears very busy, and finding moments to catch up with ourselves looks to be almost impossible. Something has occurred to change life's circumstances, to make peaceful, restorative time terribly elusive. Alonetime is a great protector of the self and the human spirit. Many in society have railed against it. Some have overused its healing potential. Others have kept it as a special resource both knowingly and unknowingly. ... (Yet) the only way we shall achieve ... ideal love is if we are allowed to flower in the due course and pace of our inner life. Whether or not we were fortunate in our growing up to blossom this way, plenty of time -- alone-times -- awaits us now to make the necessary readjustments.

If Only

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 1947219006

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 5083

If Only: Masters of the Shadowlands 8

The Starlight Rite

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322258

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6496

The Starlight Rite: A Novel

Master of the Abyss

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 3

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322274

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9781

Master of the Abyss: Mountain Masters 2

Five Billion Years of Solitude

The Search for Life Among the Stars

Author: Lee Billings

Publisher: Current

ISBN: 1617230162

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 5587

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past 20 years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that top researchers are examining for evidence of life.

The Autumn of the Patriarch

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140157536

Category:

Page: 229

View: 9945

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Mastery

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3122

From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you. Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. The bestseller author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene has spent a lifetime studying the laws of power. Now, he shares the secret path to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.