The epic grandeur of Dante’s masterpiece has inspired readers
for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the
further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a
rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on
Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of
a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern
desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the
Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of
red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and
Indian in custom and belief.
Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice,
comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a
normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a
ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of
Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town
with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have
become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet.
Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are
pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for
aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a
health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of
all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing.
The second book in Jan Karon’s bestselling Mitford series
confirms that a trip to Mitford is good for the soul
His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heartstrings. A wealthy
widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired
Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited.
Robert Pinsky's new verse translation of the Inferno makes
it clear to the contemporary listener, as no other in English has
done, why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power,
intensity, and strength. This critically acclaimed translation was
awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold
Morton Landon Translation Award given by the Academy of American
“If there is a candidate for ‘Living
Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”
– Richard Baker-roshi
In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added
material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the
core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s
teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives.
The first novel in Jan Karon’s bestselling and beloved
It's easy to feel at home in Mitford, North Carolina. In these
high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and
the people are friendly. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector,
wants something more.
With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted
healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing
5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first
in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek
happiness, health and their full potential.