In 1951, Janet Frame published her first book The Lagoon and Other Stories, a collection which would win the most prestigious national literary award in New Zealand and launch her fascinating career. The essays collected in this volume examine the motifs at work in Frame’s short stories and unravel a unique literary world which revisits the realist tradition and grants prose a poetic dimension. As much a reflexion about language, voice, modes of writing and narrative strategies as an analysis of Frame’s recurrent concerns with identity, childhood, relationships between mothers and daughters, secrecy, marginality, community or death, Chasing Butterflies is a great tribute to one of the most famous New Zealand writers.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine brings a new standalone New Adult Romance novel, Chasing Butterflies, about second chances on and off the field.
Chasing Butterflies is a story in rhyme of the joy of two little girls who love butterflies. This story is told through the arc of a poem of the same name written by the author. It captures the playfulness of the early childhood of two friends spending time outdoors following the butterflies they love dearly. Chasing Butterflies also contains educational and fun facts on the life cycle of a butterfly.
Hope's life is as close to perfect as she could ever have wished. Yet a devastating twist of fate sees her life falling apart. Her loving husband, her dream job and the family she had always dreamed of seem to be slipping from her grasp.Hope embarks on a journey into the past in a desperate bid to find the answers she has been looking for all of her life.
Every kid dreams of happily-ever-after. . .until her world is turned upside down. . . At sixteen, gifted pianist and poet Nia Daniels has already known her share of heartache. But despite the pain of losing her mother and grandmother, she's managed to excel, thanks to her beloved father's love and support. He's held her through every tragedy, and cheered her on through every performance. Nia can't imagine what she'd do without him--until an illness suddenly takes him, and she has no choice. And Nia's in for one more shocking blow. The man who'd always been her rock, her constant, wasn't her biological dad. Orphaned and confused, Nia is desperate for answers. But what she finds will uproot her from the life she's always known in California and bring her to the east coast--to Omar. He's a man who's spent most of his life--and all of Nia's--behind bars. He's her biological father. An ex-gang member. Living in the hood. And he's determined to do whatever it takes to win the love of his only daughter and make up for his mistakes. If only she'll let him...
This book is about creating simple but powerful change in your life. It is broken down by day, with an easy to follow format. Each day offers a topic for consideration, exercises, and other tools to adapt into your daily life. Joie teaches from decades as a spiritual teacher and life coach and takes a practical and simple approach to create an excellent life.
This book is a compilation of poetry and artwork by Chelsea Carriere, a young girl with Muscular Dystrophy, all put together in her memory after her passing in 2017. Chelsea's legacy lives on as her words and art continue to inspire those who knew her, and those who allow her story to live on.
She heard a voice seemingly coming from far away. Was it talking to her? What did it want? No! She couldn't do this again! She couldn't face feelings! She couldn't face the pain of reality. It hurt too much. The distant voice was asking too much! She flailed at the on-lookers, wobbled to her feet and desperately made her way out the door.
Chasing Butterflies is a collection of quotations, poems and the simple joys of life. It is about my life and the way I choose to live it for my God, my family and the people I come in contact with every day. The poems and quotations in this book are original and come from my over thirty five years of writing. I decided to write this amazing book for two reasons. Firstly, my Mom who is an avid reader encouraged me to write a book that she could actually sit on her porch to read and enjoy. Secondly, I wanted to share the richness of my life experiences with not just my inner circle but the entire world. Growing up in Jamaica, almost every conversation was peppered or sweetened with Bible verses or quotations. My grandparents, especially my grandmother had “a word” for every situation or problem. My love and appreciation for the spoken word increased as I got older. I soon realized how potent words are. So, I do not use words frivolously. I think about what I say carefully. As my late grandmother would say “weigh your words before you speak, because words carry weight.” The title of this book comes from my love of butterflies. As a young girl, I would spend numerous hours chasing butterflies. I even remember being struck by a passing car as my friend Marcia S. and I chased butterflies on our way home from school. Luckily I was not badly hurt. Chasing Butterflies will not disappoint its readers. It draws from my experiences as a mother, wife, employee, sister, friend and most importantly a child of God. This book will inspire readers everywhere. It will provide support, affirmation, guidance, consolation and laughter. Chasing Butterflies is a book for all season. It is the work of my heart and a timeless treasure that everyone should have in their collection.
"Today is the day! Today is the day Nova is going to catch a butterfly." Nova is going on a butterfly hunt! Meet free spirited Nova, a very determined little girl with one goal in mind; to catch a butterfly. Watch Nova's adventure unfold and join her on the chase... A sweet little book to remind us all to live in the moment and enjoy the experiences that come our way. Bringing us back to a time when we weren’t afraid to chase those dreams, or those butterflies! A magical picture book to appeal to 3-7 year olds.