Crossing the River

Crossing the River

  • Author : Carol Smith
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1647000963

A powerful exploration of grief and resilience following the death of the author's son that combines memoir, reportage, and lessons in how to heal Everyone deals with grief in their own way. Helen Macdonald found solace in training a wild gos­hawk. Cheryl Strayed found strength in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. For Carol Smith, a Pulitzer Prize­ nominated journalist struggling with the sudden death of her seven-year-old son, Christopher, the way to cross the river of sorrow was through work. In Crossing the River, Smith recounts how she faced down her crippling loss through reporting a series of profiles of people coping with their own intense chal­lenges, whether a life-altering accident, injury, or diag­nosis. These were stories of survival and transformation, of people facing devastating situations that changed them in unexpected ways. Smith deftly mixes the stories of these individuals and their families with her own account of how they helped her heal. General John Shalikashvili, once the most powerful member of the American military, taught Carol how to face fear with discipline and endurance. Seth, a young boy with a rare and incurable illness, shed light on the totality of her son's experiences, and in turn helps readers see that the value of a life is not measured in days. Crossing the River is a beautiful and profoundly moving book, an unforgettable journey through grief toward hope, and a valuable, illuminating read for anyone coping with loss.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life [Upton Sinclair]

  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1513274872
Upton Sinclair’s The Book of Life is a contains well founded advice and consists of two parts. The first part, Book of the Mind, covers spiritual topics … GET BOOK


  • Author : Kate Bazilevsky
  • Publisher : HPA Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 126
  • ISBN-10 : 1310766738
In essence, this story is about how a certain person was searching his bookshelf for something to read and in the end found a book, which turned out to be … GET BOOK
If Only I Could...

If Only I Could... [Greg M. Sarwa]

  • Author : Greg M. Sarwa
  • Publisher : Ampol Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Drama
  • Total Pages : 258
  • ISBN-10 : 0615696139
What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? A … GET BOOK