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The River Why

The River Why

  • Author: David James Duncan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316261211
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality, originally published in 1983. Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, THE RIVER WHY is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

Bridge Over The River Why

Bridge Over The River Why

A Guide for Those Who Have Suffered the Loss of a Child to Suicide

  • Author: David Cooper,Deborah Cooper
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 152552240X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 72
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“In Bridge Over the River Why, the Coopers have succeeded in a dual task documenting their own journey through the grief of losing their son Eli by suicide, while at the same time providing a valuable resource for anyone who has had to face the same terrible tragedy. They start with the premise that “doing and feeling” are the key components of moving forward and have a core message to deliver: “as bereaved parents, we want you to know this is survivable”. This short book blends the personal inquiry of David and Deborah, populated with meaningful quotations and practical advice. They challenge readers to harness their own resilience and list a series of brief tips ranging from how to talk to friends- “the more we talk about the loss, the more real it becomes...talk about your child often”. Keeping Eli’s name in day to day conversation helped them move forward. There are different ways to carry on the legacy of a loved one. Some keep a photo album, while others focus on sponsoring a memorial lecture or a scholarship. In their search for meaning, the Coopers are committed to addressing a significant gap in the mental health services for people like Eli, by establishing Eli’s Place, a rural residential treatment and transition centre, dedicated to holistic therapeutic techniques for young adults. As a psychiatrist working in the fields of depression and suicide, I am inspired by this initiative and believe this is an important step in building strong partnerships between persons who have lived through serious mental health challenges, and those who provide professional care.” —Sidney H. Kennedy, MD Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide and Depression Studies, St. Michael’s Hospital "This book is an excellent guide for parents and others grappling with a suicide loss. The Coopers are an authentic compassionate pair of voices that speak from their lived experience. Cross the bridge and take the journey with them. A journey of tears and ultimately, hopefulness." —Alex Shendelman, Program Manager The Survivor Support Program, Distress Centres, Toronto, and a survivor of suicide loss

A Foot in the River

A Foot in the River

Why Our Lives Change - and the Limits of Evolution

  • Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198744420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live--our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values--seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why is this? In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto sifts through the evidence and offers some radical answers to these very big questions about the human species and its history--and speculates on what these answers might mean for our future. Combining insights from a huge range of disciplines, including history, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and even business studies, he argues that culture is exempt from evolution. Ultimately, no environmental conditions, no genetic legacy, no predictable patterns, no scientific laws determine our behaviour. We can consequently make and remake our world in the freedom of unconstrained imaginations. A revolutionary book which challenges scientistic assumptions about culture and how and why cultural change happens, A Foot in the River comes to conclusions which readers may well find by turns both daunting and also potentially hugely liberating.

Kid on the River, Revised Edition

Kid on the River, Revised Edition

  • Author: Dean Nichols
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1625645244
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 136
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Narrow escapes, hilarious predicaments, and grim disasters are all part of the rich and varied experiences of a young tugboat captain on the Columbia River during the era between the grand old sternwheelers and the multi-thousand horsepower tugboats of today. The author had captured the excitement of this episode in his life and presented it in an informal manner that will appeal to a wide audience.

Baptism in Its Mode and Subjects

Baptism in Its Mode and Subjects

  • Author: Alexander Carson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Baptism
  • Page: 504
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An Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo and the Nature of Johannic Baptism

An Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo and the Nature of Johannic Baptism

As Exhibited in the Holy Scriptures

  • Author: James Wilkinson Dale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Baptism
  • Page: 420
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Preaching Through the Year of Luke

Preaching Through the Year of Luke

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780819225184
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Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, of Great Britain

Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, of Great Britain

  • Author: Joseph Priestley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108069959
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 738
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A standard reference work in its day, this 1831 account provides alphabetical entries relating to British waterways and railways.

Geomorphological Survey in the Area Between Rio Destierro and Rio Reventazon in Costa Rica

Geomorphological Survey in the Area Between Rio Destierro and Rio Reventazon in Costa Rica

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
  • ISBN: N.A
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Wild Wales

Wild Wales

Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Author: George Henry Borrow
  • Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
  • ISBN: 1580572839
  • Category: History
  • Page: 579
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I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.