Автор: Winkowski, Mary Ann Название: When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits ISBN: 044658133X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780446581332 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Цена: 858 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Meet Mary Ann Winkowski. She is just like you. She is a married mother of two grown daughters. She lives in a suburban town in Ohio. She goes to church every Sunday. And she sees and talks to ghosts. Mary Ann's grandmother noticed her unusual ability when she was practically a baby. By the time Mary Ann was four years old, she was attending neighborhood funerals to broker communication between those who had died and their living loved ones. Word of her extraordinary abilities spread, and Mary Ann was soon accompanying her grandmother on "social calls," visits where Mary Ann would confront earthbound spirits who were sharing homes with the living. This ability stayed with Mary Ann through her adolescence into adulthood, and the stay-at-home mom eventually had a side business: paranormal consultant. In this remarkable book, Mary Ann tells her incredible story. She talks about the difference between earthbound spirits and those who have crossed over; she tells you why spirits remain on the earthly plane and how long they have before their "White Light' disappears; she shares her most intriguing and infamous tales about the spirits she has encountered. And she divulges how to determine whether your house or your family is haunted--and what to do if there is a ghost around you. Full of no-nonsense advice, amazing anecdotes, and practical tips for navigating a paranormal phenomenon that is at once unbelievable and awe-inspiring, WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK is a must-read for any person who has ever heard something go bump in the night.
Автор: Shaffer Mary Ann, Barrows Annie Название: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Movie Tie-In Edition) ISBN: 1984801813 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781984801814 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 809 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 3-х шт.) Описание: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX - A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name."Treat yourself to this book, please--I can't recommend it highly enough."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
"I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . . As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends--and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island--boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society "A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends."--People "A book-lover's delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary."--Chicago Sun-Times
"A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb."--The Sunday Times (London) "Cooked perfectly point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish."--The Times (London)
Автор: Gallagher Mary-Ann Название: Dream Journeys ISBN: 1780871570 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780871578 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1120 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.)
Автор: Gates Bill, Mackin Mary Ann Название: Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime ISBN: 0385527020 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385527026 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1008 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A heartfelt, deeply personal book, "Showing Up for Life" shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of showing up lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; and his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife, Mary, and his current wife, Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. "Showing Up for Life "translates one man s experiences over fourscore years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I m 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I d be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much."