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Why are women's friendships so tricky? During a particularly painful time in her life, Sarah Zacharias Davis learned how delightful-and wounding-women can be in friendship. She saw how some friendships end badly, others die slow deaths, and how a chance acquaintance can become that enduring friend you need. The Friends We Keepis Sarah's thoughtful account of her own story and the stories of other women about navigating friendship. Her revealing discoveries tackle the questions every woman asks: * Why do we long so for women friends? * Do we need friends like we need air or food or water? * What causes cattiness, competition, and co-dependency in too many friendships? * Why do some friendships last forever and others only a season? * How do I foster friendship? * When is it time to let a friend go, and how do I do so? With heartfelt, intelligent writing, Sarah explores these questions and more with personal stories, cultural references and history, faith, and grace. In the process, she delivers wisdom for navigating the challenges, mysteries, and delights of friendship: why we need friendships with other women, what it means to be safe in relationship, and how to embrace what a friend has to offer, whether meager or generous. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jealousy and paranoia threaten to destroy the friendship of four wealthy Las Vegas teenagers until a personal tragedy forces the girls to reevaluate their lives.
Friends-they are generous and cooperative with each other in ways that appear to defy standard evolutionary expectations, frequently sacrificing for one another without concern for past behaviors or future consequences. In this fascinating multidisciplinary study, Daniel J. Hruschka synthesizes an array of cross-cultural, experimental and ethnographic data to understand the broad meaning of friendship, how it develops, how it interfaces with kinship and romantic relationships, and how it differs from place to place. Hruschka argues that friendship is a special form of reciprocal altruism based not on tit-for-tat accounting or forward-looking rationality, but rather on mutual goodwill that is built up along the way. Using mathematical models, he shows that such an approach to cooperation can resist exploitation at the hands of false friends, while addressing adaptive problems of mutual aid. Hruschka provides a novel and comprehensive treatise on the anthropology, biology, psychology, and sociology of this essential and universal human relationship.
A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, one of the most thought-provoking philosophers of our time tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life. A. C. Grayling roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art, and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar--Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. Grayling lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred. With penetrating insight he addresses internet-based friendship, contemporary mixed gender friendships, how friendships may supersede family relationships, ones duty within friendship, the idea of friendship to humanity, and many other topics of universal interest.
An anonymous gift sends a woman on a journey she never could have anticipated. One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a simple note: I hope you enjoy it. Also included are a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others. Still reeling from a personal tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life. She'd just as soon toss the anonymous gift, but to make Gracie happy, she agrees to bake the bread. When Julia meets two newcomers to the small town of Avalon, Illinois, she sparks a connection by offering them her extra bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to keep her tea salon afloat while Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed concert cellist, is at a crossroads, her career and marriage having come to an abrupt end. In the warm kitchen of Madeline's tea salon, the three women forge a friendship that will change their lives forever. In no time, everyone in Avalon is baking Amish Friendship Bread. But even as the town unites for a benevolent cause and Julia becomes ever closer to her new friends, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful past she shares with her sister. About life and loss, friendship and community, food and family, Friendship Bread tells the uplifting story of what endures when even the unthinkable happens.From the Hardcover edition.
When five women from the Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina form a committee to create a church cookbook, they embark on a project much more meaningful than they could have ever imagined. As novice pastor Charlotte Stewart, no-nonsense Margaret Peele, maverick Louise Fisher, steadfast Jessie Jenkins, and busybody Beatrice Newgarden meet to share recipes, they begin to open their lives and hearts as well.
Encourages building friendships for accountability in the Christian faith.
Is it possible to have too many friends? Is your spouse supposed to be your best friend? How far should you go to help a friend in need? And how do you end a friendship that has run its course?In a wickedly entertaining anatomy of friendship in its contemporary guises, Joseph Epstein uncovers the rich and surprising truths about our favored companions. Friendship illuminates those complex, wonderful relationships without which we'd all be lost.
Some people have countless friends-what's their secret? How can I get close and stay close to people I like? What's the key to a successful marriage? Alan Loy McGinnis, pastor and counselor, answers these and many more questions concerning the all-important topic: human relationships. At the heart of each relationship, says McGinnis, is the friendship factor-the essential ingredient of warmth and caring. With captivating case histories and anecdotes about such famous people as George Burns, Howard Hughes, Helen Keller, and C. S. Lewis, McGinnis shares the secret of how to love and be loved. Learn how to be a warmer, more lovable person, how to communicate better, how to resolve tension in your relationships. These clues for getting close apply between friend and friend, husband and wife, parent and child.
Former "Facts of Life" star Whelchel shares her experiences of growing up without true friends and how she learned to find and develop them as an adult through God's grace. Readers will find practical tips for their own friendships along the way.
Should I have a best friend? Is it possible to be "just friends" with a boy? Is it okay to make friends on the Internet? The Friendship Hotline discusses all these questions with a fun friendship test to help girls find out what kind of pal they are.
The world of autism is one that few understand. The condition comes in many forms, and those affected exhibit a wide range of personality traits, some of which make social relations daunting. The Friendship Puzzle helps young readers learn about accepting and including their friends and classmates with autism. Mackenzie Mackabee is going to school at Brook Acres Elementary. Mackenzie loves to make new friends, and she's very excited when she finds out there is a new boy at school named Dylan. But when her attempts at befriending him fail, she goes to her mother for advice. Together they determine to solve this "friendship puzzle." As she sets out to learn how she can be his friend, Mackenzie discovers that friendships come in many different forms. This book is lively, upbeat and sends an encouraging message about the importance of friendship and inclusion. The activity guide makes the book especially useful for educators and parents.
Introduces the Friesian horse through photographs and text.
A summer camp run by famous horror movie director R.B. Farraday is filled with scary rides and thrills -- too scary for most happy campers.
THREE COMPLETE STORIES OF HAUNTING AND HORROR! THE WHITE PHANTOM Is he the most gruesome dog that ever lived, or a ghost protecting the sacred burial grounds? People in the area have only heard his howhng, and know the legends. But now his paw prints are on the ridge just above Andy's house, and a strange girl says she's seen him. Don't go above the ridge, folks tell Andy, but he must... NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORS What's that blob on the kitchen counter, Matt wants to know. But his mom can't explain it, or the scratch on her face, either. But when a weird new neighbor comes to call, there's worse on the way. When Matt realizes the newcomers are even after his baby sister, he knows he's got to do something. But what. CAMP FEAR The guys from tent seven are just goofing on the beach when a loud explosion splits the air. But that's just the beginning of their problems. Something, or someone, has put the rest of the camp into suspended animation - everyone that is, except the weird director and his even weirder assistant. (Other Fright Time books are available from Bookshare.)
3 spine-tingling tales: Don't Breathe, Overnight-mare, and It's in the Attic.
3 spine-tingling tales: Terror Town, Medal of Horror, and Kid Willie's Ghost.
3 spine-tingling tales: Madman on Main Street, Scary Harry, and It's Almost Dark.
MEAT OFF THE BONE A giant squid found in the wake of a bizarre oceanic maelstrom dies in a Chicago aquarium. But its eggs are bursting with life-as in megavolts of killer electricity that are luring victims to their death. Sort of. Human flesh zapped into bite-size pieces, the unwilling leftovers manage to pull themselves back together, staying fresh until the next meal. But one of the unlucky entrees is now pulsating with evil energy, becoming stronger as it fries and consumes hapless citizens. Harold Smith reads the situation clearly: this lightning rod of killing power is given the task of protecting the eggs until they reach full earth-consuming maturity. Remo enters the fray, only to discover that this highwattage freak and a huddle of monstrous baby squid are more than ready to take their pound of flesh from the Masters of Sinanju.
As she grows through the first years of her life in the Catskill Mountains of New York, a peregrine falcon called Frightful interacts with various humans, including the boy who raised her, a falconer who rescues her, and several unscrupulous poachers, as well as with many animals that are part of the area's ecological balance.
Hollywood is coming to Sleepy Hollow! A big-time director wants to film a movie about ghosts in the third-graders' basement classroom. Jeff can't wait to see how a real scary movie is made. He wants to help out with costumes, props, and special effects. But the classroom ghosts want to help out, too. And that could turn this horror flick into a horrible flop!
The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series. The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe! Book two will explore how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. FRINGE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
More than seventy percent of Americans believe in paranormal activity. But even with a family-ghost story lurking in his own background, seasoned journalist Steve Volk has been like most of those millions of Americans- reticent to talk about his experience in polite company. If so many of us have similar stories to tell, why are we so reluctant to take them seriously? Paranormal claims don't traditionally sit well with reporters, but Volk decided to focus his gimlet-eyed tenacity on a new beat: the world of psychics, UFOs, and things that go bump in the night. It's a rollicking ride as Volk introduces us to all sorts of fringe-dwellers, many of them reluctant to admit to their paranormal experiences: a NASA astronaut-turned-mystic, a world-famous psychologist who taught us about dying and then decided death may not exist at all, and brave scientists attempting to verify what mystics have been reporting for millennia. Volk investigates what happens in the brains of people undergoing religious experiences, learns how to control his own dreams, and goes hunting for specters in his family's old haunted house. From his journey into the bizarre, Volk returns with a compelling argument that we need to allow for a middle space, a place where paranormal phenomena can be weird and compelling; raise crucial questions; and, quite possibly, remain unexplainable. He rejects the polarized options the twenty-first century seems to offer us: to passionately embrace or hotly reject, to revere only science or only spirituality. And he underscores, again and again, that by raising our most existential questions-why are we here, are we alone in the universe, and what happens when we die?-paranormal stories are in fact a crucial point of connection. It turns out that these "fringe" experiences strike at the core of what it means to be human.
Critically acclaimed Fringe explores new cases with endless impossibilities. Set in Boston, the FBI's Fringe Division started when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. The first in an all-new series of tie-in novels!
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