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Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson
  • Writer : Kate Atkinson
  • Isbn : 0385671385
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 695
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  • Pdf : life-after-life.pdf

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Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.

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Capitalism is going to end Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down. In Four Futures, Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail. Could the current rise of real-life robocops usher in a world that resembles Ender’s Game? And sure, communism will bring an end to material scarcities and inequalities of wealth—but there’s no guarantee that social hierarchies, governed by an economy of “likes,” wouldn’t rise to take their place. A whirlwind tour through science fiction, social theory and the new technologies already shaping our lives, Four Futures is a balance sheet of the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.

Summary Of "Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed Near-Death Experiences - By Raymond Moody"

By Sapiens Editorial
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  • Publisher : Sapiens Editorial
  • Isbn Code : 3963610824
  • Number of Pages : 22
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 299
  • Pdf File: summary-of-life-after-life.pdf

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DESCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL BOOK: When Raymond A. Moody published his book Life after Life in 1975, it caused a real commotion among doctors, scientists and people, in general. The subject of what happens after death is decreed in this world, has been and continues to be a challenge tinged with touches of suppositions, which have kept it at the peak of human curiosity. In this book the author exposes a series of stories of people who overcame clinical death, and who, during that time when they were clinically "dead" by doctors, had out of body experiences. From the description of some phases that constitute the path between life and death, visions are presented, the tunnel of light, arriving to "the other side", the revision of one's own life. It is a book that is worth reading to help unravel this mystery that produces so much concern in people.

Life, Love and Afterlife

By R. W. Bostwick
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn Code : 1504361636
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 462
  • Pdf File: life-love-and-afterlife.pdf

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From a very young age, I knew there was something more out there in the universe than just us. I could hear or see things that most people could not; something was guiding me through this life journey. I sought to find the answers to the questions that puzzled my mind (Why do we die? What is death? Where do we go?) and then with my own NDE (near-death experience), past life regression, and witness to a soul entering the human body, and the pieces to the puzzle started to fall into place. The understanding came through loving, losing the physical presence of the human body, and learning how to communicate with the other sidebeyond the veil and spirit world. For all of those who believe in life after death and for those who do not believe in life after death, there is a new awakening upon us. Lets open our eyes to all the possibilities our lives have to offer. We are never alone. And so it is.

Life After Life After Life...

By 0. Dexter Covell
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn Code : 1468577352
  • Number of Pages : 116
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 629
  • Pdf File: life-after-life-after-life.pdf

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The book you should read before your death The subject of death is something that most of us would rather not consider, but it is the one major event we all share, with no exceptions. This is so because the death experience has often been portrayed in frightening or painful terms, but it neednt be, and in fact, it is neither. Come along with us as we follow one of my ancestors through his accidental death at a young age, his subsequent trip to Heaven, his time spent in Heaven, and his eventual reincarnation back to life on Earth. You will see that far from being a frightening place, Heaven is a true paradise, and the time spent there is rewarding and educational and totally pleasant it is a place of never-ending bliss.

Soccer Switch

By Jake Maddox
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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Isbn Code : 1496594193
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 671
  • Pdf File: soccer-switch.pdf

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Memories of the Afterlife

By Michael Newton
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn Code : 0738722383
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 787
  • Pdf File: memories-of-the-afterlife.pdf

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Dr. Michael Newton, best-selling author of Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls, returns with a series of case studies that highlight the profound impact of spiritual regression on people’s everyday lives. Edited by Dr. Newton, these fascinating true accounts from around the world are handpicked and presented by Life Between Lives hypnotherapists certified by the Newton Institute. After recalling memories of their afterlife, the people in these studies embarked on life-changing spiritual journeys—reuniting with soul mates and spirit guides, and discovering the ramifications of life and body choices, love relationships, and dreams by communing with their immortal souls. As gems of self-knowledge are revealed, dramatic epiphanies result, enabling these ordinary people to understand adversity in their lives, find emotional healing, realize their true purpose, and forever enrich their lives with new meaning.

Letters to Kate

By Carl H. Klaus
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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Isbn Code : 1587296691
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 119
  • Pdf File: letters-to-kate.pdf

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Sorrow is “not a state but a process” that needs “not a map but a history. . . . There is something new to be chronicled every day,” writes C. S. Lewis in A Grief Observed. When Carl Klaus's wife of thirty-five years died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage, right before Thanksgiving in 2002, he took the only road toward recovery that made sense to him: he started writing letters to her, producing a unique history of grief, solace, and love. His vivid and thoughtful letters will resonate with everyone whose loss confronts them with emotional, psychological, and philosophical questions for which there are no easy answers. During his first year without Kate, Carl writes himself into the life that comes after the life he loved. From days of grief in the darkness of a midwestern winter, to springtime, with a return to life in the garden and a memorial service for Kate on a sunny afternoon, to fall, with a pilgrimage to their favorite vacation spot in Hawaii, Carl documents his year-long experience of remembering, meditating, and evolving a new life. Individually his letters provide the insights of a master diarist; collectively, they have the arc of a master essayist. Recording the full range of mourning from intense shock to moments of exceptional affirmation, Klaus's stories and reflections on loss bear witness to universal truths about the first and most significant year of mourning.

Master of Siddhartha

By Sirshree
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  • Publisher : WOW PUBLISHINGS PVT LTD
  • Isbn Code : 8184154186
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 563
  • Pdf File: master-of-siddhartha.pdf

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A New Twist to the Story of Siddhartha The Master of Siddhartha narrates the wisdom of life and afterlife, thereby propelling you to know the true purpose of your own existence on Earth. This wisdom is revealed through the story of Prince Siddhartha as he gets ready to renounce his palace and kingdom in search of the answers to some profound and timeless questions. - Why does death occur? - If death is inevitable, then what is the real purpose of life? - What is the role of sorrow in life? As he kisses his family goodbye in the dark of night, Prince Siddhartha is stopped by a soft but startling voice that beseeches him not to leave. As Siddhartha discovers the unexpected source of this voice, the answers to his questions are given to him one by one, leading to the four Supreme truths: - There is happiness. - There is a cause for happiness. - There is a path to attain eternal happiness. - The state of eternal happiness exists within. Join Prince Siddhartha in his unique journey of becoming not just the king of the world but also attaining the kingdom of God. Read the new story of Prince Siddhartha, a tale with a twist, where secrets of eternal life and the fallacy of death are revealed... by his Master.

娥蘇拉的生生世世

By 凱特‧亞金森(Kate Atkinson)
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  • Publisher : 高寶書版
  • Isbn Code : 9863610623
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 616
  • Pdf File: 娥蘇拉的生生世世.pdf

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若有機會你的人生能不斷反覆重來,直到結果滿意為止。 你,敢這麼選擇嗎? 這是我讀過本世紀最好看的小說!――《控制》作者吉莉安‧弗林(GillianFlynn)驚嘆推薦 ★ 《紐約時報》二○一三年年度十大好書! ★ 美國GoodReads二○一三年讀者大票選,歷史小說類第一名! ★ 榮獲二○一三年英國科斯塔獎(CostaBookAwards)! ★ 入圍二○一三年女性小說獎(前身為英國柑橘文學獎)決選名單! ★ 二○一三年美國獨立書店年度選書!╱二○一四年英國獨立書店年度選書! ★ 入選Amazon人生必讀的100本書!╱二○一四年二月誠品外文選書! ★ 美國媒體評選的年度圖書中,《娥蘇拉的生生世世》是非美國小說中被提到最 多的一本。 故事發生在一九一○年,兩次世界大戰的喘息間,在冬季雪夜裡出生的一名叫娥蘇拉的小女嬰,尚未來得及呼吸就已夭折;同天晚上,她又出生了,這次她活了下來,但在往後的日子,只要她做錯選擇,人生便會「黑幕來了」,然後再次重來。因此她死了許許多多次,每一次都能再活過來。在生死無限重複的命運下,她發現自己竟擁有改變世界歷史的能力,而她能怎麼辦?她該出手嗎…… 如果說你有第二次、第三次的機會,甚至是無數次的機會,可以讓人生重新來過,你會怎麼做呢?你會試圖改變世界,讓它免於走向無可避免的結果嗎?你敢嘗試這麼做嗎? 時光在架構中,事實上,所有一切都在流動中,沒有過去、沒有現在,只有目前這一刻。 本書藉著娥蘇拉一段段時間交錯,短暫又猛然抽離的生命歷程,呈現大量的二十世紀史實。作家一開始先布下女主角要行刺希特勒的場景。接下來鋪陳她斷斷續續、錯落平行的人生歷程,活在殘酷的兩次世界大戰背景,直到一九六○年代。每一段歷程,如同她每一次的死亡,都要經過迴轉重來。內容篇章大部分簡短,以年、月為標,引導讀者在時間上來回快速穿梭。而故事中幾個設定不變,讓讀者可以在故事渦流中不迷失。像是娥蘇拉的母親永遠是勢利又苛刻;姑母永遠是自由叛逆又給予女性庇護的人,如小說或電影中常有的人物設定。 《娥蘇拉的生生世世》帶領讀者跟隨書中主角娥蘇拉的腳步,看她如何在上個世紀動盪的年代中,一遍又一遍地活出自己的人生。作者藉由這個故事,讓我們見證即使是在最黑暗蕪穢的時刻,依舊有溫暖存在。透過她睿智深刻的敘事與描繪能力,帶我們重返那段歲月的風華與戰爭如何侵蝕人性,體現過去種種。這部小說探索了存在於人類最光明美善與最晦暗醜陋的兩種面向,堪稱是凱特‧亞金森筆下最富想像力、最飽含性靈的一部作品。 本書讓紐約暢銷小說《控制》作者吉莉安‧弗林(GillianFlynn)一連以令人發噱、慧黠、感動人心等十個形容詞狂讚,更說這是她讀過本世紀最好看的小說! Amazon在推薦文中說:「本書以宏觀與微觀的手法寫成,作者精采的將世界大戰的糾葛,在娥蘇拉生活脈絡中展現出來,不僅達到微妙的平衡(並非每位作家都能如此成功),更展現她天生的文學功力。」本書同時入選美國獨立書商聯盟四月選書。 《娥蘇拉的生生世世》出版之後獲得極大好評,該書二○一三年四月在英美同步上市,空降各大暢銷書榜NO.1,被《紐約時報》、《時代週刊》、《華盛頓郵報》等二十多家媒體評選為「二○一三年度最佳圖書」,被美國亞馬遜編輯評選為「一百本人生必讀書」之一,也是英國二○一三年最暢銷的長篇小說。在英國榮獲科斯塔獎(CostaBookAwards),而在美國媒體評選的年度圖書中,是非美國小說中被提及最多的一本。 美國知名作家兼紐約州巴德學院文學客座教授FrancineProse書評:「英國小說中最讓我激賞的(包括亞金森的作品),就是他們會將精采文筆和戲劇化的張力做結合……他們多懂得編織情節,再一一破解。《娥蘇拉的生生世世》也一樣,亞金森會先給讀者一種感覺,逐頁閱讀時似乎擁有主宰故事的無限可能,選擇也多,但是隨著情節慢慢鋪陳,選擇後有得有失的內容開展後,就像生命般,其實最後還是只有一種選擇,走到最後,結束。」 【名家推薦】 東吳大學英文系教授謝瑤玲專文導讀 政治大學英文系講師伍軒宏專文導讀 作家‧評論家楊照 寶瓶文化社長朱亞君 新經典文化發行人葉美瑤齊聲推薦 【各界推薦文】 《娥蘇拉的生生世世》讓讀者見識到作家敘事的功力:小說家一落筆,主角生死由她定。——《紐約時報》書評,本書入選二○一三年紐約時報十大好書 《娥蘇拉的生生世世》讓讀者同時接觸到兩個世界,透過大時代的戰爭去平衡娥蘇拉的小時代家庭與朋友間生活。——亞馬遜網站二○一三年四月評選當月最佳書籍之書評 這一本是亞金森最具野心、也讀起來為之驚人的好書。文筆獨到之處,在於她的細膩的情感和體驗,昇華了人生的苦樂。——《觀察者(TheGuardian)雜誌》書評 亞金森的文字功力就在結合人性的溫暖、戲謔以及深沉來鋪陳人生的細膩。——《約克夏郵報(YorkshirePost)》 若有機會你的人生能不斷反覆重來,直到結果滿意為止……我能說,擁有這樣的人生豈不是太美妙了嗎?——GoodReads二○一三年讀者書評,獲該網站近兩百萬票選歷史小說得主 如果您喜愛《時空旅人之妻》,一定不能錯過這本書……跟著作家的架構布局,來場想像力的饗宴。——《週日鏡報(SundayMirror)》 近年來文學創作中最具創意、最有情節的小說之一。——《心理學雜誌》 讀起來輕鬆有趣、情節發展難以預測……結局令人瞠目。——《美麗佳人》 深入閱讀後,能在黑暗時代尋到一絲光明的小說。——《時尚美人(Glamour)雜誌》 驚人的開場……澎拜的結局。——《讀者文摘》 少有的一本小說,讓人一開始讀起來,就想翻到結局知道答案。——《泰晤士報》

Case Histories

By Kate Atkinson
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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0385671318
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 254
  • Pdf File: case-histories.pdf

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Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, formar police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet - Lost on the left, Found on the right - and the two never seem to balance. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragendy, Jackson attempts to unravel three disparate case histories and begins to realize that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected…

Beyond Life

By Sirshree
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  • Publisher : WOW PUBLISHINGS PVT LTD
  • Isbn Code : 8184154976
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 341
  • Pdf File: beyond-life.pdf

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YOU CANNOT DIE Everyone knows that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. So then, why is the fear of death put into the minds of people? Why does death occur? Is it really the ‘end’ of everything, or is there a world beyond the mystical veil that we call death? You will find the answers to all these questions in Beyond Life. This book consists of a series of easy to follow conversations on the subjects of Death, and Life after Death. These are set out in an imaginary storyline between various seekers and Sirshree Tejparkhi, the eminent Founder of the Tej Gyan Foundation. Sirshree says that, “If knowledge about death and life after death makes your present life positive and beautiful, and if understanding it brings about a positive changes in your life, then you have understood the message correctly.” Beyond Life is not just for clearing doubts; it is also about changing your life completely by bringing about a total transformation – a life where you understand that you cannot truly ‘die’.