Features forty-two blessings divided into three sections: 22 blessings for living the graces of the liturgical seasons, including: - Blessing to Prepare for Pentecost - Blessings for the Vigil of All Saints Day - Lenten Blessing to Help Carry Our Cross 12 blessings for spiritual growth, including: - A Pauline Blessing for Continued Conversion - Blessing for Mary's Maternal Mediation 9 blessings for special needs, including: - Blessing for Those Who...
2) Leap Year
As the curtain falls on the vibrant, gritty New York of the 1980s, just-divorced David and Loren Parish watch their lives come apart-but not before one last year of self-absorbed fun. Even with their daughter Kate mistakenly kidnapped, an absurd murder in a SoHo gallery, and friends suffering from the full spectrum of yuppie maladies, David and Loren are determined to make some sense of their messy and complicated lives. Loren moves in...
3) Far Flung
Cameron's collection of witty and insightful stories reveals individuals seeking love, stability, and acceptance The characters in Far-Flung, Peter Cameron's second story collection, face a familiar dilemma: They aspire to happiness but are trapped in difficult lives not of their choosing. In "Just Relax," a young woman jaded by attempts to travel (and save) the world returns home to become a Pilgrim reenactor in a theme park. In "Not the Point,"...
Here characters act on lies they spin to protect themselves, or to protect others. In "What Do People Do All Day?", a child gamely stalls a father's confession of adultery. The heroine of "Fast Forward" tells her dying mother that she's engaged-a lie designed to give the old woman a final few days of happiness. And in "Memorial Day," a teenage boy struggles to adjust to his mother's new husband, a stepfather only thirteen years his senior.
Nineteen funny and moving stories about the compromises and intimate struggles of modern life This collection of stories represents the best of Peter Cameron's work from the 1980s, much of it first published in the New Yorker, the Kenyon Review, and the Yale Review. In these richly layered stories, sophisticated urbanites and lonely drifters alike face down the sad limitations to their dreams. Highlights include the O. Henry Award–winning stories...
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After winning a grant, Omar Razaghi travels to the estate of the late Uruguayan author Jules Gund in order to convince his three executors to let him write an authorized biography.
9) Coral Glynn
Nursing an elderly cancer patient in an isolated English countryside mansion in 1950, Coral interacts with a disgruntled housekeeper and her charge's sexually torn and war-ravaged son until a series of random events culminates in a complicated marriage.
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This is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world around him, including the expectation that he will go to college in the fall. He would prefer to move to an old house in a small town somewhere...
"Precocious yet vulnerable teenager James ... has a deep appreciation for the world, but no idea how to live in it. Finding no help from his divorced parents ..., nor his twenty-year-old memoir-writing sister ..., James decides to reject the assumptions that govern the adult world, starting with his potential college career. Grappling with his future, his sexuality, and his screwed up family, James embarks on a search for wisdom through nontraditional...