The story centers around a young Russian landowner named Dimitry Sanin who falls deliriously in love for the first time while visiting the German city of Frankfurt.
It is widely held as one Turgenev's greatest novels as well as being highly autobiographical in nature.
I mean, I didn't feel comfortable in my own too-tall skin let alone embracing someone else, all the while trying to act as if I, , actually felt good about myself or something. I would fret when someone looked at me the wrong way, if a teacher said a potentially critical thing (because obviously one's entire worth as a human being is determined by academic accomplishments), or most mortifying of all, if a "friend" who talked to me in private then gave me shade when a more cliquey group of girls passed our way. I don't know how much was nature and how much was nurture, but I know I was a very sensitive, hyper-aware kid who felt things very intensely.
There was this fakey hug-kiss thing that started when I was a freshman that was so hard for me to not feel like a dork when I mimicked.
Not all the old filth, it seems, can be cleaned away.
Borrowing from biography and history, Jane Gardam has written a literary masterpiece reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling's Baa Baa, Black Sheep that retraces much of the twentieth century's torrid and momentous history.
(Also: Having done Caron Institute's exquisite Breakthrough Program, I wholeheartedly recommend their suggested reading list as well. "The Breakout Principle" — This audio book got me through my divorce. All of the advice the author gives to parents for teaching children about their inherent value above all else — and categorizing the two fundamental neuroses of the world (you either think YOU are responsible for all the world's problems or you think the WORLD is responsible for yours) — hit spot on.
Set in the United Kingdom during the winter of 1963, Paraffin Winter is a fictional story chronicles Ronnie and Jenny Delaney, a husband and wife who do what they can to get by.
One day when Ronnie is delivering paraffin to paying customers he discovers an eyeball in the paraffin.
Along with Jason Hazeley, he has written for a frankly stupid number of radio and TV comedy shows including Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe.
Audiobooks are a great way to get acquainted with new authors and stories that you might not normally have time for.___ Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, headaches, diabetes, obesity, and MS.