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This Is Happiness

This Is Happiness
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-03
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781635574210
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Summary : NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST and REAL SIMPLE A profound and enchanting new novel from Booker Prize-longlisted author Niall Williams about the loves of our lives and the joys of reminiscing. You don't see rain stop, but you sense it. You sense something has changed in the frequency you've been living and you hear the quietness you thought was silence get quieter still, and you raise your head so your eyes can make sense of what your ears have already told you, which at first is only: something has changed. The rain is stopping. Nobody in the small, forgotten village of Faha remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard was a condition of living. Now--just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of electricity--it is stopping. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is standing outside his grandparents' house shortly after the rain has stopped when he encounters Christy for the first time. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. This is the story of all that was to follow: Christy's long-lost love and why he had come to Faha, Noel's own experiences falling in and out of love, and the endlessly postponed arrival of electricity--a development that, once complete, would leave behind a world that had not changed for centuries. Niall Williams' latest novel is an intricately observed portrait of a community, its idiosyncrasies and its traditions, its paradoxes and its inanities, its failures and its triumphs. Luminous and otherworldly, and yet anchored with deep-running roots into the earthy and the everyday, This Is Happiness is about stories as the very stuff of life: the ways they make the texture and matter of our world, and the ways they write and rewrite us.

This Is Happiness

This Is Happiness
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-09
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781526609359
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Summary : Longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical FictionThe most enchanting novel you'll read this year, from the acclaimed author of Man Booker-longlisted History of the Rain'Lyrical, tender and sumptuously perceptive' Sunday Times 'A love letter to the sleepy, unhurried and delightfully odd Ireland that is all but gone' Irish Independent After dropping out of the seminary, seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe finds himself back in Faha; a small Irish parish where nothing ever changes, including the ever-falling rain. But one morning the rain stops and news reaches the parish - the electricity is finally arriving. With it comes a lodger to Noel's home, Christy McMahon. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. As Noel navigates his coming-of-age by Christy's side, falling in and out of love, Christy's buried past gradually comes to light, casting a glow on a small world and making it new.

This Is Happiness

This Is Happiness
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-05
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781526609342
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Summary : Shortlisted for Best Novel in the Irish Book Awards Longlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction The most enchanting novel you'll read this year, from the acclaimed author of Man Booker-longlisted History of the Rain 'Lyrical, tender and sumptuously perceptive' Sunday Times 'A love letter to the sleepy, unhurried and delightfully odd Ireland that is all but gone' Irish Independent After dropping out of the seminary, seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe finds himself back in Faha; a small Irish parish where nothing ever changes, including the ever-falling rain. But one morning the rain stops and news reaches the parish – the electricity is finally arriving. With it comes a lodger to Noel's home, Christy McMahon. Though he can't explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. As Noel navigates his coming-of-age by Christy's side, falling in and out of love, Christy's buried past gradually comes to light, casting a glow on a small world and making it new.

History of the Rain

History of the Rain
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-10
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781408852019
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Summary : We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story... Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil – via pole-vaulting, leaping salmon, poetry and the three thousand, nine hundred and fifty eight books piled high beneath the two skylights in her room, beneath the rain. The stories – of her golden twin brother Aeney, their closeness even as he slips away; of their dogged pursuit of the Swains' Impossible Standard and forever falling just short; of the wild, rain-sodden history of fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland – pour forth in Ruthie's still, small, strong, hopeful voice. A celebration of books, love and the healing power of the imagination, this is an exquisite, funny, moving novel in which every sentence sings.

Four Letters of Love

Four Letters of Love
  • Author : Niall Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-03
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781632863195
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Summary : Nicholas Coughlan is twelve years old when his father, an Irish civil servant, announces that God has commanded him to become a painter. He abandons the family and a wife who is driven to despair. Years later, Nicholas's own civil-service career is disrupted by tragic news: his father has burned down the house, with all his paintings and himself in it. Isabel Gore is the daughter of a poet. She's a passionate girl, but her brother is the real prodigy, a musician. And yet this family, too, is struck by tragedy: a seizure leaves the boy mute and unable to play. Years later, Isabel will continue to somehow blame herself, casting off her own chances for happiness. And then, the day after Isabel's wedding to man she doesn't love, Nicholas arrives on her western isle, seeking his father's last surviving painting. Suddenly the winds of fortune begin to shift, sweeping both these souls up with them. Nicholas and Isabel, it seems, were always meant to meet. But it will take a series of chance events--and perhaps, a proper miracle--to convince both to follow their hearts to where they're meant to be.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Howard C. Cutler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 1573221112
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Summary : Drawing on more that 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition and teaching, the spiritual leader demonstrates how to confront the negative emotions, stresses, and obstacles of everyday life in order to find the source of inner peace.

Happiness

Happiness
  • Author : Aminatta Forna
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-06
  • Total pages :321
  • ISBN : 9780802165572
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Summary : The prize-winning author of The Memory of Love investigates London’s hidden nature and marginalized communities in this fascinating novel. London, 2014. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide—Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist. Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma, and to contact a friend’s daughter Ama, his “niece” who hasn’t called home in a while. Ama has been swept up in an immigration crackdown, and now her young son Tano is missing. Jean offers to help Attila by mobilizing her network volunteer fox spotters. Soon, rubbish men, security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens—mainly West African immigrants who work the myriad streets of London—come together to help. As the search for Tano continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds. Attila’s time in London causes him to question his own ideas about trauma, the values of the society he finds himself in, and a personal grief of his own. In this delicate tale of love and loss, of thoughtless cruelty and unexpected community, Aminatta Forna asks us to consider our co-existence with one another and all living creatures, and the true nature of happiness.

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness
  • Author : Daniel Gilbert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-24
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780307371362
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Summary : A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what will make us happy – and what we can do about it. Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward. Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. Among the unexpected questions he poses: Why are conjoined twins no less happy than the general population? When you go out to eat, is it better to order your favourite dish every time, or to try something new? If Ingrid Bergman hadn’t gotten on the plane at the end of Casablanca, would she and Bogey have been better off? Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there. From the Hardcover edition.

Happiness, a Mystery

Happiness, a Mystery
  • Author : Sophie Hannah
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-24
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781782835752
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Summary : Happiness is one of life's greatest mysteries. But what even is happiness? Why does it mean so many different things to different people? And how can we actually be happier? Drawing on decades of experience in crime writing, self-help and intensely curious observation of other people, Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the mystery. She lines up her cast of suspects and expert witnesses from ancient philosophers to modern self-help gurus, scientists to ordinary people from all walks of life. Leaving no stone unturned, she scrutinises the clues, evidence, and even the red herrings that unexpectedly lead to happiness. And she uncovers answers - from the secrets of a fulfilling relationship to the joys of boredom, or of the bliss of a cancelled meeting. Weaving in much-loved poems and hilarious observations from Sophie's own life, this is the ultimate guide to happiness - and the clues that can lead us there.

The how of Happiness

The how of Happiness
  • Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 159420148X
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Summary : Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath

Her Name Is Happiness

Her Name Is Happiness
  • Author : Douglas S. Anderson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09
  • Total pages :292
  • ISBN : 9781615792412
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Summary : If you have ever felt like giving up, or that life is too hard, this book is for you. It will encourage you to not give up on God; it will strengthen your ability to see God's hand upon your life, and it will inspire you to cling to the Lord through every storm that comes your way. For a young Nigerian girl named Happiness, life's journey became almost unbearable. She endured refugee status in the Biafra War, an arranged marriage to a man she had never met, being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexican border, experiencing the toll of a physically and mentally abusive husband, standing in food lines, and living in a homeless shelter. Through it all, Happiness learned to draw closer to God and today owns her own business and understands her life's purpose. This is a compelling story of the power of destiny on a life surrendered to God, and what amazing things God will do, if we just trust him. Douglas S. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Pepperdine School of Law where he was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. He also holds a Masters of Law degree with a specialty in International Law from The Army Judge Advocate General School. He is a former Judge Advocate with the U.S. Air Force retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently he is a licensed minister, an attorney in private practice, licensed in both Virginia and Oregon, the Co-founder and President of America Reclaimed Ministries, a Christian educational ministry, and he has published several law review articles, as well as co-authoring the book, Contending for the Constitution. He and his wife Laura have two children and are currently living in Woodbridge, Virginia.

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)
  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-29
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780062474247
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Summary : “This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

The Happiness Industry

The Happiness Industry
  • Author : William Davies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-12
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781781688472
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Summary : In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us less about the way people behave than expected, The Happiness Industry is an essential guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism.

Happiness

Happiness
  • Author : Frederic Lenoir
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-07
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781612194417
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Summary : A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible. In clear language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the greatest thinkers of all time have had to say on the subject, and, with charming prose, raises provocative questions: · Do we have a duty to be happy? · Is there a connection between individual and collective happiness? · Is happiness contagious? · Is there a difference between pleasure and happiness? · Can unhappiness and happiness coexist? · Does our happiness depend on our luck? Understanding how civilization’s best minds have answered those questions, Lenoir suggests, not only makes for a fascinating reading experience, but also provides a way for us to see us how happiness, that most elusive of feelings, is attainable in our own lives.

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness
  • Author : Peter Warr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-01
  • Total pages :110
  • ISBN : 9781351610094
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Summary : Is happiness all down to luck? Do events in our life influence how happy we feel? Can too much of a good thing make us less happy? The Psychology of Happiness introduces readers to the variety of factors that can affect how happy we are. From our personality and feelings of self-worth, to our physical health and employment status, happiness is a subjective experience which will change throughout our lives. Although feeling happy is linked with positive thinking and our sociability in daily life, the book also includes surprising facts about the limitations of our personal happiness. We all want to feel happy in our lives, and The Psychology of Happiness shows us that achieving it can be both an accident of fortune and as a direct result of our own actions and influence.

The Book of (Even More) Awesome

The Book of (Even More) Awesome
  • Author : Neil Pasricha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-28
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1101514221
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Summary : IT ONLY GETS AWESOMER Neil Pasricha of 1000awesomethings.com presents a brand-new collection of things that make you go AWESOME!... When a baby falls asleep on you The first couple hours of the road trip The smell of Play-Doh The sound of snow crunching under your boots

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation
  • Author : Neil Pasricha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780698155695
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Summary : #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What’s the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven’t unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines and hand-drawn scribbles that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today. Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely. The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as: · Why success doesn’t lead to happiness · How to make more money than a Harvard MBA · Why multitasking is a myth · How eliminating options leads to more choice The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

Understanding Happiness

Understanding Happiness
  • Author : Mick Power
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-23
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 9781317399858
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Summary : We all want to be happy, and there are plenty of people telling us how it can be achieved. The positive psychology movement, indeed, has established happiness as a scientific concept within everyone’s grasp. But is happiness really something we can actively aim for, or is it simply a by-product of how we live our lives more widely? Dr. Mick Power, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Programmes at the National University of Singapore, provides a critical assessment of what happiness really means, and the evidence for how it can be increased. Arguing that negative emotions are as important to overall well-being as the sunnier sides of our disposition, the book examines many of the claims of the positive psychology movement, including the relationship between happiness and physical health, and argues that resilience, adaptability in the face of adversity, psychological flexibility, and a sense of generativity and creativity are far more achievable as life goals. This is a book which will fascinate anyone interested in positive psychology, or anyone who has ever questioned the plethora of publications suggesting that blissful happiness is ten easy steps away.

How Happiness Happens

How Happiness Happens
  • Author : Max Lucado
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-17
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780718096472
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Summary : In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and modern research. Do you feel happy? How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness? Maybe your answer is, “All the time.” If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this book to someone who needs it.) For many of us the answer is, “Well, it’s been a while. I used to be happy, but then life took its toll.” Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We’ve made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of us can’t find an adequate reason to check the “yes” box on the happiness questionnaire. Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. Marketers get this. “Want to be happy?” they ask. Eat at this restaurant, drive this car, wear this dress. Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate. It’s wide, this way to happiness. Yet, for all its promise, it delivers a fragile joy; here one day, tomorrow scattered by the winds of comparison, disappointment, or unmet expectations. Max writes, “There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune. Age and ethnicity aren’t factors...an unexpected door to joy.” In this book Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out. Also available in Spanish.

The Little Book of Happiness

The Little Book of Happiness
  • Author : Miriam Akhtar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-04
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9781783253548
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Summary : What is happiness? What can we do to be happier? Why does happiness matter? In this beautifully illustrated little book, leading Positive Psychologist Miriam Akhtar introduces us to the key ingredients of a well-lived and fulfilling life. Drawing on her expert knowledge of the Science of Happiness, the author shares 12 evidence-based Happiness Habits and the key practices that will help us obtain and sustain happiness in our daily lives - such as connecting with others, feeling gratitude, spending time in nature, being mindful, savouring the moment and practising positive emotion. Bursting with practical, accessible tools and easy-to-follow exercises, this little book offers readers invaluable advice on how to create the best conditions for a happy life, well lived.

Happiness Through Meditation

Happiness Through Meditation
  • Author : Paul Epstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-10
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781441308160
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Summary : What is happiness? Where does it come from? How is it achieved? This concise book opens the door to this often-elusive state of being with new insights, guided meditations, helpful quotations, and much, much more. Holistic medical practitioner Dr. Paul Epstein offers help and healing so readers may find meaning and purpose, work through difficulty, follow their bliss, live, and thrive through the practice of happiness every day.