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The Quality of Silence

Author : Rosamund Lupton
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The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards. Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.

The Quality of Silence

Author : Rosamund Lupton
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Set in the extreme landscape of Alaska, THE QUALITY OF SILENCE follows the story of Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby. Yasmin arrives in Alaska to be told her husband, Matt, is dead, the victim of a catastrophic accident. Yasmin, unable to accept this as truth, sets out into the frozen winter landscape, taking Ruby with her in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realises that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night. In a story that explores the very limits of human resilience, The Quality of Silence is as much about a mother learning to hear her deaf daughter as it is about their journey across the vastness of Alaska, and proves, once again, that Rosamund Lupton is a storyteller of class and elegance.

Conversations with Silence

Author : Sally Longley
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Silence—scary, inviting, or both? What do you do with silence? And what if silence was a language we could learn to read, hear, and even speak? This book invites you to tune the eyes and ears of your heart to the cadences of silence. Enter into conversations with silence as you are taken on an odyssey. Venture into the Australian bush. Trek deep into the red desert. Encounter shadows and desert dwellers. You will also delve into the tiny houses of everyday silences and receive their gifts of hospitality. And stumbling into that other territory, where silence becomes a death threat, or survival, an orchard can show you the fruit of life beginning again. Conversations with Silence takes you to the Rosetta Stone of an ancient, forgotten language, a language some have called God, or the soul. Immerse yourself in the silent realm of mystics, musicians, poets, and pilgrims of every path. These are our companions, as we explore the nuanced vocabulary of the worlds of silences and join in the conversation with a new voice.

How to Live Quietly

Author : Annie Payson Call
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The Art of Mindful Silence

Author : Adam Ford
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The Art of Mindful Silence explores our existential search for mindful solitude, what it can mean, and how we can all benefit from peaceful solace. Silence-seeker Adam Ford wisely interrogates the quiet spaces and pauses in life, drawing upon the spirtual use of solitude in religious traditions from Native American intitiation ceremonies to Christian hermitages. He examines the creative power of silence as a source of inner strength and self-knowledge, and also reveals its darker side when used as a political or relationship weapon. Through personal anecdote and practical daily meditations, The Art of Mindful Silence shows how we can all find moments of soothing peace to nourish our spirits in an increasingly chaotic world.

Afterwards

Author : Rosamund Lupton
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Both a Sunday Times and top-ten bestseller, Afterwards is the second sensational novel from the international bestselling author of Sister, The Quality of Silence and Three Hours. 'I guarantee this novel will touch everyone' Jeffery Deaver There is a fire and they are in there. They are in there . . . Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her. Afterwards, Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her family from the person who's still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love. Praise for Afterwards: 'In Afterwards, we see a master's touch on every page. Uncompromising emotional impact, a poet's sonorous style and a gripping story all come together to make this a transcendent literary experience. I guarantee this novel will touch everyone' Jeffery Deaver 'A bold, impossible-to-categorise and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal. Afterwards proves that Lupton isn't just good - she's wickedly good' Seattle Times 'In a Lovely Bones-style conceit...Lupton works her theme of the corrosive effects of ambition with insight and gusto' Guardian 'A bold, impossible-to-categorize, and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal...How Lupton pulls this off, making it believable even to this skeptical reviewer, is a wonder. Like the author's remarkable debut, Sister, a major subtext here is the all-powerful tug of family bonds. Afterwards proves that Lupton isn't just good - she's wickedly good' Seattle Times 'I became insanely gripped . . . The word "compelling" is used lightly of mystery and crime novels - this one will define it for you' Daily Mail 'Extraordinary...heart-stopping' Mail on Sunday 'Loved The Time Traveler's Wife? This is even better' Company 'Lupton takes her readers on a totally harrowing ride as she melds a suspenseful procedure with an emotionally fraught drama. Within a taut and sinuous narrative, heartbreak over a broken family vies with fear that the arsonist will return...Masterful pacing and a highly charged atmosphere combine to make this an exceptionally gripping read' Booklist, starred review 'Lupton pushes the boundaries of our imagination with the manner in which the mystery is solved, creating a stunningly good read that's impossible to second-guess. A literary crime novel that's as clever in its premise as it is well written' Glamour 'Chillingly good' Red Magazine

Sister

Author : Rosamund Lupton
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'Tear-jerking and spine-tingling' New York Times * THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * * THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTLLER * * A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME PICK * * WINNER OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY DEBUT NOVEL AWARD * You're missing. I'm coming to find you . . . When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding Tess's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life - and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face. The police, Beatrice's fiancé and even her mother accept they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost. THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish' Jeffery Deaver 'Exceptionally confident . . . Packs a devastating emotional punch' Guardian 'An adrenline rush' New York Times 'Crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot . . . classy debut' Independent 'Grips like a vice' Sunday Times 'Stunningly accomplished from first page to last . . . devastatingly good' Daily Mail 'Superb . . . so many twists and turns' Radio Times 'Tense, gripping and a total page-turner' Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy 'Original . . . Utterly compelling' Closer 'Beautifully written - you believe every word' Judy Finnegan, Richard & Judy 'Sophisticated . . . brilliantly written and utterly gripping' YOU magazine 'Page-turning' Red magazine

Spirituality for Ministry

Author : Urban T. Holmes III
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An exploration of the spiritual life of parish clergy

Echo s Voice

Author : Mary Noonan
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Helene Cixous (1937-), distinguished not least as a playwright herself, told Le Monde in 1977 that she no longer went to the theatre: it presented women only as reflections of men, used for their visual effect. The theatre she wanted would stress the auditory, giving voice to ways of being that had previously been silenced. She was by no means alone in this. Cixous's plays, along with those of Nathalie Sarraute (1900-99), Marguerite Duras (1914-96), and Noelle Renaude (1949-), among others, have proved potent in drawing participants into a dynamic 'space of the voice'. If, as psychoanalysis suggests, voice represents a transitional condition between body and language, such plays may draw their audiences in to understandings previously never spoken. In this ground-breaking study, Noonan explores the rich possibilities of this new audio-vocal form of theatre, and what it can reveal of the auditory self.

A Way in the Wilderness

Author : James Bishop
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James Bishop was convicted and sent to prison for serious offences. With plenty of time on his hands, he rediscovered profound and effective techniques for meditation, through the help of the World Community for Christian Meditation, which does much prison work around the world. He then turned to the Rule of St Benedict and found in it a model and pattern of living which gave him balance and stability and helped to cure his own emotional disorders. This book is aimed at all those who are imprisoned in the modern world - not just prison inmates but all those battling with personal, emotional and psychological difficulties.