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📝The Book That Matters Most Book Synopsis : An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author o The Knitting Circle.
📝The Book That Matters Most Book Synopsis : A New York Times Bestselling AuthorAva's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children live outside of the country. For companionship, Ava joins a book group where each member presents the book that matters most to them, and rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood ― one that helped her through the traumatic deaths of her sister and mother.
📝The Book That Matters Most Book Synopsis : Ava s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives."
📒The Book That Matters Most A Novel ✍ Ann Hood
📝The Book That Matters Most A Novel Book Synopsis : An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.
📒Be The Best At What Matters Most ✍ Joe Calloway
📝Be the Best at What Matters Most Book Synopsis : Winners in business aren't the ones who do the most things; the winners are the ones who do the most important things Be the Best at What Matters Most is about the one essential strategy for business leaders, entrepreneurs, owners, managers and those who want to be one. Simplify, focus, and win by outperforming all your competition on those things that create real value for the customer. This is about substance, not flash, and the ultimate "wow" factors of high quality performance, consistency and relentless improvement. Thought provoking questions, activities, and action steps are built into every section of the book Author Joe Calloway, an International Speakers Hall of Fame inductee, has been a popular business speaker for thirty years and worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success Be the Best at What Matters Most will help you and your team focus on taking the actions that maximize results, growth, and profit.
📒Somewhere Off The Coast Of Maine A Novel ✍ Ann Hood
📝Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine A Novel Book Synopsis : "Brilliant....[The Vietnam era] is vividly captured by Ann Hood."—New York Times Book Review In 1969, as Peter, Paul and Mary croon on the radio and poster paints splash the latest antiwar slogans, three young friends find love. Suzanne, a poet, lives in a Maine beach house awaiting the birth of a child she will call Sparrow. Claudia, who weds a farmer during college, plans to raise three strong sons. Elizabeth and her husband marry, organize protests, and try to rear two children with their hippie values. By 1985, things have changed: Suzanne, now with an MBA, calls Sparrow "Susan." Claudia spirals backward into her sixties world—and madness. And Elizabeth, fatally ill, watches despairingly as her children yearn for a split-level house and a gleaming station wagon. ?Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine? is Ann Hood's stunning debut novel about the choices we make when we are young, and the changes brought about by the passing of time.
📒What Matters Most ✍ Hyrum W. Smith
📝What Matters Most Book Synopsis : The author explores existential angst, dissatisfaction, and spiritual emptiness in this far-sighted guide to adjusting life's priorities and values.
📒Start Something That Matters ✍ Blake Mycoskie
📝Start Something That Matters Book Synopsis : In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom and created a for profit business to help the children who he met. With the help of a local shoemaker, Blake struck out to merge activism and fashion in the form of a local canvas shoe worn by farmers and gauchos alike, called the alpargata. Blake called his creation TOMS Shoes (which stands for "Tomorrow's Shoes") and promised to give a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair that he sold. Starting with only two hundred pairs of handmade shoes, optimism, and entrepreneurial charisma, Blake successfully launched TOMS into the high fashion world. They can now be seen adorning the feet of celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, and Tobey Maguire. Blake's mission is to prove that you can achieve financial success and make the world a better place at the same time. In this book, he shares the six counterintuitive principles that have guided the growth of TOMS for the past three years: Make business personal Be resourceful without resources Reverse retirement Keep it simple Stay humble Give more, advertise less The result is an inspiring account of a young man whose entrepreneurial spirit was able to affect change in the world, and a call to others to be inspired to do the same. As part of the One for One initiative, Random House will provide a new book to a child in need with every copy of Start Something That Matters purchased.
📒Difficult Conversations ✍ Douglas Stone
📝Difficult Conversations Book Synopsis : The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask" We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to: · Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation · Start a conversation without defensiveness · Listen for the meaning of what is not said · Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations · Move from emotion to productive problem solving From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒The Difference ✍ Angela Lauria
📝The Difference Book Synopsis : You Were Born to Make a Difference If you want to write a best-selling book that makes a difference in people's lives, you need to write the "RIGHT" book. Once your book has been written at least half of your opportunities to help people are gone - too late or impossible to implement. To make the biggest impact possible with your book in terms of revenue and lives touched, you need to learn the DIFFERENCE Process, 10 steps to writing a book that matters. This book is for people who are serious about making a difference in the world. In it, author Angela Lauria, The Author Incubator, teaches you: The truth about why you have been procrastinating in getting your book done (Note: It's probably not what you think and it's actually good news ) How to develop an audience that pays $20 or less for your book, but then spends $20,000 or more to go deeper with you. The reason most books fail... to sell and fail to change people's lives and how you can avoid wasting your time on that kind of book. The difference between people who are ready to write but just scared and those who have no business writing a book. How to guarantee you will have all the time you need to write your book without ever stressing about it again. And much, much more. ******************************************************** The DIFFERENCE Process D - Define your Audience. I - Identify your Voice. F - Frame your Outcome. F - Focus Your Author Mojo. E - Envision Your Success. R - Release Your Blocks. E - Establish your Author Feeling State. N - Nurture your Manuscript. C - Create your Masterpiece. E - Expand your Reach. ************************************************************ Sample: How many $20k clients would you need to have the business you want? 5 a year? 10? Did you know that when you write a book that makes a difference, you create opportunities to help people far beyond a single book sale? Most authors don't. Most first-time authors are focused on two things: sharing the information they have (or telling the story they want to tell), and making money from their book sales. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Neither of these objectives will get you money or a book that makes a difference. Writing a book that matters is not for the weak-willed or self-indulgent. Writing a book that matters is about stepping into your own power and standing up to serve. There are other types of books you can write. You can write a book for self-expression or as a creative outlet, and I am not judging either of those decisions. The commitment I have made for my life is to serve authors who truly want to help people who are in pain, and who are willing to get out of their own way to do it. If you can make that commitment to your reader - to serve them first above all else - then I can teach you how to write a book that will sell, and that will attract readers who want to go deeper with you
📒The Knitting Circle A Novel ✍ Ann Hood
📝The Knitting Circle A Novel Book Synopsis : “An intelligent, moving read” (Pages) and “a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent” (Hilma Wolitzer). After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually Mary is able to tell her own story of grief and in so doing reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.
📒Knitting Yarns Writers On Knitting ✍ Ann Hood
📝Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting Book Synopsis : “In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.
📝The Four Things That Matter Most 10th Anniversary Edition Book Synopsis : Newly updated with stories from people who have turned to this life-altering book in their time of need, this motivational teaching about what really matters reminds us how we can honor each relationship every day. Four simple phrases—“Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you”—carry enormous power to mend and nurture our relationships and inner lives. These four phrases and the sentiments they convey provide a path to emotional wellbeing, guiding us through interpersonal difficulties to life with integrity and grace. Dr. Ira Byock, an international leader in palliative care, explains how we can practice these life-affirming words in our day-to-day lives. Too often we assume that the people we love really know that we love them. Dr. Byock demonstrates the value of “stating the obvious” and provides practical insights into the benefits of letting go of old grudges and toxic emotions. His stories help us to forgive, appreciate, love, and celebrate one another and live life more fully. Using the Four Things in a wide range of life situations, we can experience emotional healing even in the wake of family strife, personal tragedy, divorce, or in the face of death. With practical wisdom and spiritual power, The Four Things That Matter Most gives us the language and guidance to honor and experience what really matters most in our lives every day.
📒Fight ✍ Craig Groeschel
📝Fight Book Synopsis : Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are—a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart—and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. Craig will also look at examples from the Bible, including our good buddy Samson. Yep, the dude with the rippling biceps and hippie hair and a thing for Delilah. You may be surprised how much we have in common with this guy. By looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be: A man who knows how to fight for what’s right. And don’t you dare show up for this fight unarmed. Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God It’s time to fight like a man. For God’s Sake, FIGHT.
📒Pivot ✍ Jenny Blake
📝Pivot Book Synopsis : 'Looking to make a career change? Pivot is the book you will turn to again and again' Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive The Lean Startup meets a personal playbook for career change Borrowing from the Silicon Valley mindset of building lean, agile companies that thrive under conditions of risk and uncertainty, Jenny Blake shows you how to apply the same attitude to your career. In Pivot, Blake removes the feelings of confusion and panic that often come with trying something new. Instead, she shows you how to build upon existing assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career filled with meaning, adventure, learning and growth.
📒An Italian Wife ✍ Ann Hood
📝An Italian Wife Book Synopsis : From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family. An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi—her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes. Her son suffers in World War One. One daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs, while another, stranded in England, grieves for a lover lost in World War Two. Her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in the 1970s. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.
📒The Red Thread A Novel ✍ Ann Hood
📝The Red Thread A Novel Book Synopsis : The new bestseller from the author of The Knitting Circle: “Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?”—Jodi Picoult “In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread?” After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of their desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces her to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of fate and the red thread that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.
📒Body Language ✍ Robert Phipps
📝Body Language Book Synopsis : Body language matters. From getting a job to getting a pay rise, and from closing a deal to managing the people around you, it makes a big difference. Robert Phipps, one of the world's leading body language experts shows you how to make it work for you. Busting some of the biggest body language myths, Phipps shows how to read other people's body language and to use yours to succeed in business and life. Loaded with practical tips, this book covers everything you ever need to know about body language, in a variety of business situations: Greetings Meetings Partings Presentations Negotiations Motivation Deception Managing Interviewing Disciplining
📒Be A Changemaker ✍ Laurie Ann Thompson
📝Be a Changemaker Book Synopsis : Presents information on creating problem-solving ventures, with advice on identifying a social issue, doing research, creating a business plan, soliciting support from friends and adults, planning an event, raising funds, and using social media for promotion.
📒The Power Of Meaning ✍ Emily Esfahani Smith
📝The Power of Meaning Book Synopsis : There is a myth in our culture that to find meaning you have to travel to a distant monastery or wade through dusty volumes to figure out life’s great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us: right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology; on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha and other great minds, Emily Esfahani Smith identifies four pillars upon which meaning rests: Belonging, Purpose, Storytelling and Transcendence. She also explores how we can begin to build a culture of meaning into our families, our workplaces and our communities. Inspiring and full of contemporary examples, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer, more satisfying life.
📒What Matters Most ✍ Luanne Rice
📝What Matters Most Book Synopsis : New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice works her singular magic in this deeply felt novel about two unforgettable couples, linked by a shared history, separated by decisions made long ago. What if you could relive one time in your life? What would you choose if you could make one thing right? For Bernadette and Tom, it is a return to their roots in Ireland and a love that broke every rule and could have withstood any consequence—but the one that broke their hearts. For James and Kathleen, whose indelible bond was forged in a Dublin orphanage before one was adopted and carried across the sea to America, it is a reunion they’ve dreamed of all their young lives, even if it defies reason. From the Emerald Isle to the Connecticut shore, four lives are about to come together in a confrontation that will challenge each of them to leave behind the past and all they once thought was important, and to embrace at last what matters most.