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Divine Intervention And A Dash Of Magic

Author : Ardell Sheridan-Castellano
ISBN : 9781553698661
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 81.34 MB
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A new "easy to read" book that explains "the method" (past & present) and the "how to" of acting, writing, directing and teaching. For the first time a book that talks about: What went on Behind the Scenes during the shooting of the original GODFATHER film. Talks about Richard S. Castellano's real life "Family Connections" and the visit his "Uncle Paul" made to the GODFATHER set during filming. Discusses the unique relationship that developed between Francis Coppola and Richard Castellano. (Read the letters written by Francis to Richard.) Shares the Origin of the "real" MAFIA and the "Code of Behaviour" that traveled to America. Offers a Character Comparison of the original "Don Corleone" with a reputed Crime Boss who died in prison. Further reveals the Art of Sicilian Storytelling with a sample introduction to a new original Screenplay, THE BOYS'LL HANDLE IT." Book Cover Art and Design by Lisette Rotman
Category: Performing Arts

Attic Elizabethan Tragedy

Author : Lauchlan MacLean Watt
Genre : Comparative literature
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Category: Comparative literature

Divine Appointments

Author : Charlene Baumbich
ISBN : 9780307459442
Genre : Fiction
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With the big 5-0 fast approaching, Josie Brooks begins to question her structured, picture-perfect (mid)life. Josie Brooks, at the age of 47, thought she was leading an enviable single life. A successful consultant, she calls her own shots, goes where the money is, and never needs to compromise. But her precisely managed world begins to falter during a Chicago contract when an economic downturn, a bleeding heart boss, and the loyalty and kindness between endangered employees ding her coat of armor. Throw in hot flashes, a dose of loneliness, a peculiar longing for intimacy, an unquenchable thirst—not to mention a mysterious snowglobe with a serene landscape, complete with a flowing river and lush greenery that seems to be beckoning her in—and Josie’s buttoned-up life is on the verge of coming completely undone. Maybe her solitary existence isn’t as fulfilling as she has convinced herself to believe. It will take a few new friends, a mystical encounter, and an unexpected journey to set Josie on her own path to “right-sizing” and making the life changes that really matter. Filled with laugh-out loud moments and a gentle dash of inspiration, Divine Appointments is another heartwarming charmer from a master storyteller. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Magic Barrel

Author : Bernard Malamud
ISBN : 9781466805514
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories, The Magic Barrel, has been recognized as a classic from the time it was published in 1959. The stories are set in New York and in Italy (where Malamud's alter ego, the struggleing New York Jewish Painter Arthur Fidelman, roams amid the ruins of old Europe in search of his artistic patrimony); they tell of egg candlers and shoemakers, matchmakers, and rabbis, in a voice that blends vigorous urban realism, Yiddish idiom, and a dash of artistic magic. The Magic Barrel is a book about New York and about the immigrant experience, and it is high point in the modern American short story. Few books of any kind have managed to depict struggle and frustration and heartbreak with such delight, or such artistry.
Category: Fiction

Rockster S Magic Poetry

Author : Rockster
ISBN : 9781452065533
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book of poetry will be read by all with an interest and passion for the love and caring for the other. With a greater outlook for our future and major improvement towards a lifestyle, this book is written from the views through the window of memories and life in general as we know it today from his head and soul. Rockster's vision is to reach out and help as many people as he possibly can to help them live a successful and happy life with less stress and drama. This book has unique titles with bright and pleasurable openings with strong visions toward internal suspense to the final closings. Rockster reaches out with his raw talent to improve the world we live in today. Rockster Magic is a must read. Introduction Once said by one of our great presidents, a poet and politician have this in common, they both pour their head and soul on paper for all of us to read. Leadership is a guideline to gather strength in numbers with a much needed improvement for our society. Rockster's Magic will make you smile and think about what you read days and weeks later. This book covers a large variety of subjects that shall touch and warm your head and motivate you into a new atmosphere for life. Many American cities have been struggling with endemic problems, loss of jobs and violent crimes throughout time with lack of human services, Rockster's Magic shall help many of us overcome despair in the world we live in at this point in time. Rockster hopes to inspire you and to be remembered by his soft and kind words that he puts on paper through his poetry to help others everywhere forever. Godspeed longevity to Rockster's Magic Poetry.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Expecting Adam

Author : Martha Nibley Beck
ISBN : 9780307719645
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes how a mother struggled to cope when her unborn second child, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, her decision to keep her son, and his magical influence on her life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Outrageous Openness

Author : Tosha Silver
ISBN : 9781476793481
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A collection of spiritual lessons, anecdotes, and thoughts on the Divine’s intervention in our lives, this brilliantly written and wonderfully entertaining book teaches us how to live purposefully and in line with the Force of Love. “What if the Divine is constantly igniting roadside flares to get our attention? What if there actually is a Supreme Organizing Principle with an unbridled sense of humor? And what if we each have this ardent inner suitor who’s writing us love letters every day that often go unopened?” Whether we know it or not, we all experience the touch of the Divine in our lives every single day. After twenty-five years spent consulting and advising tens of thousands of people from all over the world, Tosha Silver realized that almost all of us have similar concerns: “How do I stop worrying? How can I feel safe? Why do I feel so alone?” and often, “Who am I really?” For the passionately spiritual and the bemusedly skeptical alike, she created Outrageous Openness. This delightful book, filled with wisdom and fresh perspectives, helps create a relaxed, trusting openness in the reader to discover answers to life’s big questions as they spontaneously arise. Outrageous Openness opens the door to a profound truth: By allowing the Divine to lead the way, we can finally put down the heavy load of hopes, fears, and opinions about how things should be. We learn how to be guided to take the right actions at the right time, and to enjoy the spectacular show that is our life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Book Of Immortality

Author : Adam Leith Gollner
ISBN : 9781439127889
Genre : Social Science
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A “wonderful” (Harper’s), “engrossing” (Parade) exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality—from an author who is “part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of The Clash” (The Wall Street Journal). What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters, weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner was struck by mankind’s tireless efforts to cheat aging and death. In a narrative that pivots between profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality. From a Jesuit priest on his deathbed to antiaging researchers at Harvard, Gollner— sorting truth from absurdity—canvasses religion and science for insight, along with an array of cults, myths, and fringe figures. He journeys to David Copperfield’s archipelago in the Bahamas, where the magician claims to have found “a liquid that reverses genes.” He explores a cryonics facility, attends a costume party set in the year 2068 with a group of radical life-extensionists, and soaks in the transformative mineral waters at the Esalen Institute. Looking to history, Gollner visits St. Augustine, Florida, where Ponce de León is thought to have sought the Fountain of Youth. Combining immersive reporting, rigorous research, and lyrical prose, Gollner charts the rise of longevity science from its alchemical beginnings to modern-day genetic interventions. He delves into the symbolic representation of eternal life and its connection to water. Interlaced throughout is a compelling meditation on the nature of belief, showing how every story we tell about immortality is a story about the meaning of death. “Part journalist, part detective, part scientist.” (New York Post). Adam Leith Gollner has written a rollicking and revelatory examination of our age-old notion of living forever.
Category: Social Science

Four Letters Of Love

Author : Niall Williams
ISBN : 9781632863195
Genre : Fiction
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Nicholas Coughlan is twelve years old when his father, an Irish civil servant, announces that God has commanded him to become a painter. He abandons the family and a wife who is driven to despair. Years later, Nicholas's own civil-service career is disrupted by tragic news: his father has burned down the house, with all his paintings and himself in it. Isabel Gore is the daughter of a poet. She's a passionate girl, but her brother is the real prodigy, a musician. And yet this family, too, is struck by tragedy: a seizure leaves the boy mute and unable to play. Years later, Isabel will continue to somehow blame herself, casting off her own chances for happiness. And then, the day after Isabel's wedding to man she doesn't love, Nicholas arrives on her western isle, seeking his father's last surviving painting. Suddenly the winds of fortune begin to shift, sweeping both these souls up with them. Nicholas and Isabel, it seems, were always meant to meet. But it will take a series of chance events--and perhaps, a proper miracle--to convince both to follow their hearts to where they're meant to be.
Category: Fiction