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Read to Death

Read to Death
A Book

by Terrie Farley Moran

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101639512
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder... At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work… With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.

Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death
The Price of Progress

by Christopher Ryan

  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-08-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1451659113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Christopher Ryan questions, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process? Civilized to Death “will make you see our so-called progress in a whole new light” (Book Riot) and adds to the timely conversation that “the way we have been living is no longer sustainable, at least as long as we want to the earth to outlive us” (Psychology Today). Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future.

Read Me to Death

Read Me to Death
Books Want to Be Read But Some Get Fed Up Waiting

by Martin J. Frankson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-03-27
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN : 9781520939551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No-one likes to be ignored.Sometimes revenge comes from where you least expect it.One man visited a bookstore, just to browseBut the books put their foot down.Read on...if you dare...

Reading Birth and Death

Reading Birth and Death
A History of Obstetric Thinking

by Jo Murphy-Lawless

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9780253334756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book makes an important contribution to the fields of obstetrics, midwifery, childbirth education, sociology of the body, cultural studies and women's studies.

"Reading" Greek Death

'Reading' Greek Death
To the End of the Classical Period

by Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 9780198150695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What was the origin of Charon, the ferryman of the dead? Or Hades and the Elysian Fields? This book is a fascinating in-depth study of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece. Drawing on all kinds of evidence - from literary texts to images on art - the book also discusses the problems of `reading' this material without the intrusion of our own culturally determined beliefs.

Allergic to Death

Allergic to Death
A Book

by Peg Cochran

  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0425251462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When restaurant reviewer Martha Bernhardt drops dead after eating one of her signature dishes, Gigi Fitzgerald, who prepares calorie-conscious meals, must get the skinny on a killer before her diet catering business goes off track. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Death by Water

Death by Water
A Book

by Kenzaburo Oe

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0802190871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." In Death by Water, his recurring protagonist and literary alter-ego returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase fabled to hold documents revealing the details of his father’s death during WWII: details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father’s fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he’s haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Kogito is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father’s demise. Diving into the turbulent depths of legacy and mortality, Death by Water is an exquisite examination of resurfacing national and personal trauma, and the ways that storytelling can mend political, social, and familial rifts.

Death March

Death March
A Book

by Edward Yourdon

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Professional
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780131436350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical handbook on software project success and survival explains how to confront five important issues involved in all software projects--people, politics, process, project management, and tools.

Dying to Be Me

Dying to Be Me
My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing

by Anita Moorjani

  • Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
  • Release : 2014-09
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1401937535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down--overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks--without a trace of cancer in her body! Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge. As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, Anita had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she was a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else's expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she'd never even imagined. In Dying to Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, "being love," and the true magnificence of each and every human being! This is a book that definitely makes the case that we are spiritual beings having a human experience . . . and that we are all One!

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

by Elizabeth Greenwood

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-08-09
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1476739366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace.” —Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you’re hoping for.” —NPR “A lively romp.” —The Boston Globe “Grim fun.” —The New York Times “Brilliant topic, absorbing book.” —The Seattle Times “The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for.” —The Paris Review Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear—but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he’s not dead—or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you’ll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives—and their families—to start again.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud
A Book

by Karma-gliṅ-pa,Jean Claude Van Itallie

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781556432736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poetic adaptation of traditional Tibetan passages describing the stages experienced after death and during the transition into the next life

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

by Neil Postman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-12-27
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1101042621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

The Wisdom of the Serpent

The Wisdom of the Serpent
The Myths of Death, Rebirth, and Resurrection

by Joseph Lewis Henderson,Maud Oakes

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1990-09-04
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780691020648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and a rebirth into transcendent life. This book traces the images of spiritual initiation in religious rituals and myths of resurrection, poems and epics, cycles of nature, and art and dreaming. It dramatizes the metamorphosis from a common experience of death's inevitability into a transcendent freedom beyond individual limitations. "This is a classic work in analytical psychology that offers crucial insights on the meaning of death symbolism (and its inevitably accompanying rebirth and resurrection symbolism) as part of the great theme of initiation, of which [Henderson] is the world's foremost psychological interpreter. This material is really the next step after the hero myth that Joseph Campbell has made so popular, and provides an understanding of how not to use the hero myth in an inflated way as a psychology of mastery, but as an attainment progressively to be died beyond. [Henderson] is helped by the presence of Maud Oakes, who is a trained anthropologist with exquisite taste in her choice of mythic materials and respect for their original contexts."--John Beebe

How to Read a Graveyard

How to Read a Graveyard
Journeys in the Company of the Dead

by Peter Stanford

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-04-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1441132759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we are able to read them. If we want to know how we struggle today with understanding or facing up to death, then graveyards provide a starting point. And, if we want to escape the present taboo on acknowledging our mortality and contemplate our own end, then graveyards offer a rare welcome. From Neolithic mounds to internet memorials via medieval corpse roads and municipal cemeteries, war graves and holocaust memorials, Roman catacombs, Pharaonic grave-robbers, Hammer horrors, body-snatchers, Days of the Dead, humanist burials and flameless cremations, Stanford shows us how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral. This enhanced edition includes suggestions of over 40 graveyards and cemeteries to visit in the UK and beyond, a photographic tour of Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Burnham Norton and an audio tour by the author of Paddington Old Cemetery, London.

Love You to Death

Love You to Death
A Book

by Meg Cabot

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9780330437370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being a mediator doesn't exactly make Susannah Simon your typical sixteen-year-old. Her job is to ease the path for the unhappy dead to their final resting place. She finds her skills tested to the maximum. But can this girl get her ghost?

Pecked to Death by Ducks

Pecked to Death by Ducks
A Book

by Tim Cahill

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN : 0552771600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tim Cahill sleeps with grizzly bears. He also treks with llamas, inches his way through the deepest cave in America, and assesses the cuteness quotient of giant clams in the South Pacific - all in the service of some of the most lively, nerve-wracking, an

Death

Death
A Book

by Todd May

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-05
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1317488482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die? In answering these questions, May brings together two divergent perspectives on death. The first holds that death is not an evil, or at least that immortality would be far worse than dying. The second holds that death is indeed an evil, and that there is no escaping that fact. May shows that if we are to live with death, we need to hold these two perspectives together. Their convergence yields both a beauty and a tragedy to our living that are inextricably entwined.Drawing on the thoughts of many philosophers and writers - ancient and modern - as well as his own experience, May puts forward a particular view of how we might think about and, more importantly, live our lives in view of the inescapability of our dying. In the end, he argues, it is precisely the contingency of our lives that must be grasped and which must be folded into the hours or years that remain to each of us, so that we can live each moment as though it were at once a link to an uncertain future and yet perhaps the only link we have left.

Love You to Death

Love You to Death
A Book

by Gail Bowen

  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release : 2010-04
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 1554692628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When he learns that some of his loyal listeners are being killed, Charlie D., host of a late-night radio call-in show, tries to discover which listener is the killer.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
A Book

by Linda Lowery

  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0822589354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduces the holiday, Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, and describes how it is celebrated in Mexico and in the United States.

Someone I Love Died

Someone I Love Died
A Book

by Christine Harder Tangvald

  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781555134907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses death from a Christian perspective, explaining God's plan for everlasting life.