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Gracefully Gone

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Author: Alicia Coppola
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: 2013-06
Book Size: 16.32 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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by Alicia Coppola, Gracefully Gone Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Gracefully Gone book, In my wildest literary dreams, where I imagine I am a highly acclaimed author, I would love to imagine that if Simone de Beauvoir was an angry twenty-one year old young woman living in Manhattan in 1992 with a passion for boys, Marlboros and Depeche Mode and she lost her father instead of her mother her memoir A Very Easy Death might very well have been titled Gracefully Gone. Gracefully Gone is the fusion of two journals: my father, Matthew L Coppola Sr.'s and mine. My father's journal was written in 1982, two years after his diagnosis and remission with brain cancer. Mine was written in 1990-1991, roughly eight years later, as he began to die. In Gracefully Gone I chronicle my twenty-one year old pursuit of life and all the bitter and amusingly confusing angst that accompanies being twenty-one during the last six months of my father's struggle towards death. In one sense, it is a coming of age tale: from the age of twelve on, I was acutely aware of all things cancer. I was sent to a New England prep school at fifteen to escape all things cancer only to return after graduating NYU in 1990 to all things cancer. During the six pivotal months between the summer of 1990 and January of 1991, not only did I journal my caretaking of my dad but also our profound love story. At its core, for me, Gracefully Gone is very simply a love story: it is my love affair with my dad. I loved, he loved, he died and a bit of me went with him. When thinking about who might be interested in our story I was reminded of an article I read in the Los Angeles Times, (November 19, 2003) about Rebecca Brown who wrote “Excerpts From a Family Medical Dictionary.” (University Of Wisconsin Press, 2003) It is a memoir of her mother's death and according to the LA Times “raises an important question; 'How does one make the death of a beloved parent meaningful to strangers?'” Well, I think I'd like to try and answer that with my own question: how is it not? Everyone I know has either lost or is losing a loved one to cancer. Very few superbly lucky ones have struggled and beaten the cancer monster. The sad fact is in the world we live in today there are no strangers to cancer and there are certainly no strangers to struggle and loss. What I am hoping, what I am counting on, is that my life, my father's life and our story, might be meaningful to strangers; or perhaps, if not meaningful, then at the very least, identifiable, relatable and at times, humorously understandable. Gracefully Gone is not about death, it is about the journey of a family, specifically, the journey of a young girl trying to find her way in the wake of growing up in the looming shadow of cancer. Gracefully Gone is to me the literary version of the magical love song “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole that his daughter Natalie Cole laid her own track to; it is, very simply, a duet. Perhaps our duet in Gracefully Gone is written as a prayer for all the families, all the children too young to understand and for all the victims of this all too often insurmountable war to know they are not alone. Even though my mother and brother went through the same experience as I, we experienced it very differently. It was as if my father was the LOVEBOAT and we three were on our own separate lifeboats surrounding him, each of us handling our grief privately. Perhaps, if we're really lucky, Gracefully Gone might allow someone a little peace and some comfort knowing that even though they are on their own lifeboats they are in an ocean full of them.



Haps And Mishaps Of A Tour In Europe

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Author: Grace Greenwood
Publisher:
Release Date: 1854
Book Size: 36.91 MB
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Category : Europe
Languages : en
Pages : 437
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The Reliques Of Father Prout

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Author: Francis Sylvester Mahony
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Release Date: 1881
Book Size: 18.91 MB
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Category : Ballads, French
Languages : en
Pages : 580
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Good Words

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Release Date: 1867
Book Size: 20.34 MB
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Good Words Ed By N Macleod

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Author: Norman Macleod
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Release Date: 1867
Book Size: 13.51 MB
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Good Words Ed By N Macleod

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Russell S Magazine

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Author: Paul Hamilton Payne
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Release Date: 1858
Book Size: 37.95 MB
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Category : Literature, Modern
Languages : en
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Harper S New Monthly Magazine

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Release Date: 1877
Book Size: 49.80 MB
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Category : American literature
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Unseen Beings Unseen Worlds

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Author: Tom Dongo
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Book Size: 38.64 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
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Unseen Beings Unseen Worlds

by Tom Dongo, Unseen Beings Unseen Worlds Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Unseen Beings Unseen Worlds book, Venture into Unknowable Realms "My fervent hope is that this book will spark interest in venturing beyond an accepted, perhaps questionable reality and will launch a few fearless ships on a soaring journey into the wonderful and endlessly exciting realms of the Great Unknown." -- Tom Dongo How to communicate with non physical beings How to learn remote viewing Aliens: Deadly foes and caring friends Ghosts: They are real -- with instances The Wee People: Some examples of their existence The Afterlife: What we can expect Spiritual Beings: They may not be so different from us Interdimensionals: Limitless levels of reality The Gray Zone: A place to avoid and much, much more...



The White Boy Shuffle

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Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Picador
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Book Size: 60.28 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The White Boy Shuffle

by Paul Beatty, The White Boy Shuffle Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The White Boy Shuffle book, Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."



Fifteen Minutes With

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Author: G. Michael Dobbs
Publisher: BearManor Media
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Book Size: 55.48 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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Fifteen Minutes With

by G. Michael Dobbs, Fifteen Minutes With Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fifteen Minutes With book, Perhaps the first question any journalist has when they land an interview is “How much time do I have?” Chances are you will have 10 to 20 minutes to speak with someone well known. That’s not much time and it requires writers not only to prepare to use those few minutes wisely but also to be able to improvise, Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career. This volume of interviews includes conversations with people such as Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, Dave Attell, Maureen O’Hara, Don McLean, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Rice, Lillian Gish, Buster Crabbe, Bill Cosby, William Gaines, Paula Poundstone, Rachel Maddow, Bob Backlund and many more.



The Moonlit Mind Novella

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Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Book Size: 71.36 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 115
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The Moonlit Mind Novella

by Dean Koontz, The Moonlit Mind Novella Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Moonlit Mind Novella book, In this chilling original stand-alone novella, available exclusively as an eBook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz offers a taste of what’s to come in his new novel, 77 Shadow Street, with a mesmerizing tale of a homeless boy at large in a city fraught with threats . . . both human and otherwise. Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine—with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace—safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted. The city he roams with Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Hints of things disturbing and strange nibble at the edges of his existence, even as dangers wholly natural and earthbound cast their shadows across his path. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative . . . that may yet catch up with him. There is more to this world, and its darkest corners yet to be encountered, in this eBook’s special bonus: a spine-tingling excerpt from Dean Koontz’s forthcoming novel, 77 Shadow Street.