Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Most of us go through life with a vision of what the ideal relationship is supposed to be, yet too often our longing for a soul mate leads to disappointment and heartbreak. What we see, desire, or harshly judge in our mate is but a reflection of self, Vanzant explains, as in IN THE MEANTIME she helps us to break free of our fantasies and view a relationship as an ongoing process of discovery and growth. Whether she is offering practical advice on how to avoid making the same relationship mistakes over and over again, or helping us to view the painful end of a relationship as an opportunity to learn and change, Iyanla Vanzant, as author Patrice Gains has said, 'reminds us that every moment is an opportunity to learn and inspires and encourages us to continue our inward daily search'.
Author: Mario Benedetti
Publisher: Host Publications, Inc.
"One of Latin America's most widely-read writers, Uruguay's Mario Benedetti has dazzled the literary world as a poet, novelist, essayist, critic, journalist, playwright, songwriter, and screenwriter. This first ever bilingual edition of Only in the Meantime & Office Poems introduces Benedetti's poetry to the English-speaking audience. Opening as reflections of everyday life in Montevideo, the poetry blossoms into an art which speaks to all people from all walks of life. Benedetti's extraordinary handling of irony and simplicity alongside his poetry's unmistakable rhythm make him one of the most brilliant observers of 20th century life."--Publisher's website.
Author: Katharine Noel
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Katharine Noel—the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of Halfway House—returns with a wise and moving second novel about the bond between two sisters whose stable lives are suddenly uprooted. Claire has never had a typical family. When she was nine, her father fell in love with a married woman, and the two households agreed to live under one roof. Nicknamed "the Naked Family," they were infamous in the community for their eccentric, free-spirited lifestyle. Now, her stepsister Nicole has set her mind to having a baby on her own, and Claire's husband is enthusiastic about starting a family as well. But Claire wants to avoid an ordinary existence at all costs. Then Jeremy becomes seriously ill, and his high-school sweetheart Gita is a bit too eager to lend a hand in his recovery. As Claire's suspicion of their relationship grows, she feels more distant from the people she loves. Faced with Nicole's pregnancy and Jeremy's increasing closeness with his ex, Claire must decide what she's willing to sacrifice for independence. Meantime is an insightful story of how individuals shape their families while discovering their truest sense of self. With humanity and humor, Noel examines the delicate connections between spouses, siblings, parents and children.
Author: Stef Jansen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Shortly after the book's protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, they felt they were collectively stuck in a time warp where nothing seemed to be as it should be. Starting from everyday concerns, this book paints a compassionate yet critical portrait of people's sense that they were in limbo, trapped in a seemingly endless "Meantime." Ethnographically investigating yearnings for "normal lives" in the European semi-periphery, it proposes fresh analytical tools to explore how the time and place in which we are caught shape our hopes and fears.
Author: Robin Lippincott
Publisher: Toby Press
When three five-year-olds meet it is the beginning of a friendship that will last all of their lives, as together they experience, childhood, puberty, and adulthood.
Author: Bishop Timothy E. Criss
IN THE MEANTIME is an inspirational book for people who, when they experience the rough waters of adversities in life, learn to exercise good decision making to overcome them, and use them to catapult forward. This is a tool to encourage you to keep fighting, and never give up.
Author: Paul Tremblay
A history teacher begins his unorthodox senior course with clips from an ominous surveillance video, causing a student's home life to deteriorate along with the lessons. A girl with a second head that changes into different historical and fictional identities tries to find her father while figuring out how to handle Mom and the book club. A blog documents society's slow, unexplained, but inexorable end, or is it only a collection of pixel-sized paranoia? A once-awkward teen holes up in a kiddie-themed amusement park after the end of the world, and schemes to take Cinderella's Castle by force. This collection by Paul G. Tremblay (author of The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland) features fifteen stories of fear and paranoia, stories of apocalypses both societal and personal, and stories of longing and coping.
Author: Bernie MacKinnon
A black family finds life in a middle class suburb full of trials and tribulations as they try to cope with the hostility of their neighbors and schoolmates.
Author: Sarah Sharma
Publisher: Duke University Press
The world is getting faster. This sentiment is proclaimed so often that it is taken for granted, rarely questioned or examined by those who celebrate the notion of an accelerated culture or by those who decry it. Sarah Sharma engages with that assumption in this sophisticated critical inquiry into the temporalities of everyday life. Sharma conducted ethnographic research among individuals whose jobs or avocations involve a persistent focus on time: taxi drivers, frequent-flyer business travelers, corporate yoga instructors, devotees of the slow-food and slow-living movements. Based on that research, she develops the concept of "power-chronography" to make visible the entangled and uneven politics of temporality. Focusing on how people's different relationships to labor configures their experience of time, she argues that both "speed-up" and "slow-down" often function as a form of biopolitical social control necessary to contemporary global capitalism.
Author: Rob Brendle
You’re young? Check. You’ve felt God’s tap on the shoulder, like he’s got something for you to do with your life? Right. But you’re not exactly sure what it is, or how to get there? Exactly. If that’s you, then here’s a great guide to help you find your way to whatever it is God has for you in life. You may be surprised to learn that a very famous person in the Bible found himself in a similar place. David was just watching some sheep, but God made it clear he was destined to do something a bit more meaningful and important–David was going to be king. As a young man he had to learn how to “live into” his calling–become like a king before ever putting on the crown. You probably won’t be joining the royal family any time soon. But you can still learn a lot about life–your life, your destiny–by taking a good look at David’s life. David had a dream and caught a glimpse of his purpose. He just didn’t know how to realize it, how to live until he did, and how to wait for it proactively. Maybe that’s you, too. In this amusing, amazing, and very surprising guidebook, Rob Brendle can help you get there from here. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Toni McGillen
Some divorces are very difficult. Some are even dangerous. If you are going through one, this book offers practical, emotional, and spiritual guidance. In the Mean Time will give you core wisdom to lift your spirits, remind you that you are not alone, and guide you back to yourself and to what's possible. You will find hope, strength and courage as you explore the hidden truth in 12 mean time myths and 8 prudent principles that illuminate these pages like lighthouses mark the shore in a storm. It includes lessons learned and savvy advice from the author's own "necessary divorce," and her observations and tools created from her experience as a professionally certified life coach. This book is designed to lift your spirits and give you hope that it is possible to overcome the obstacles facing you in your necessary divorce. Specifically, I want to show you how to focus your lens on only that which you can control throughout this journey...yourself.This book will show you specific thoughts, beliefs and inherited discourses - 'myths' - that may have you trapped. One such myth you are likely to encounter is the belief that how you treat the other person will determine how they treat you in return. Another is that once the experts are involved it will get better. Exposing these common myths and prudent principles will give you alternate possibilities and actions that can make the difference in your divorce.This book will equip you to find the hope and strength for the climb by showing what it takes to keep faith, take heart and reach the top spiritually, emotionally, and financially intact.My goal for you is to experience that you can create real, sustainable change for yourself and those around you; it's not just wishful thinking. By knowing the mean time myths and prudent principles, you will have a better chance. This will take time. Regardless of what happens in your outer circumstances, you'll be safeguarding your inner-core, so you don't come out of your divorce ground up, bitter, hostile, hating the other gender, or hating yourself and life. Rather you can come out with your self worth and dignity resurrected. Your ability to trust in yourself once again to create an even better future, to dream a new dream, one that this time can come true. Having faith that life will truly be joyous and fulfilling even after the mean time.
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.
Author: Alicia J. Lewis
Publisher: WestBow Press
Have you ever had someone peer into your innermost being? Have you ever made eye contact with someone and realized that they really saw you? I recently had that experience. I greeted someone and could not help but notice how intently she stared at me. She smiled and held her keen eye contact. When prompted, she said she could tell that I have been with God. I am in the meantime—the time or season before the manifestation of God’s promise. It is the period of time when we wait for the promises of His Word to come to pass. I simply love how that word promise is defined. It is a declaration that one will do something specific. It is an indication of future success. God has given me His word that He will commit himself to specifically bless me, and He has given it to you as well. If you and I are to live the lives God promised us according to Jeremiah 29:11, we must hold on to His Word. This requires patient action. Kingdom-building in this meantime is just that—a state of actively waiting for God’s promises. God has given me specific instructions and opportunities for the meantime, just as He undoubtedly has given you. During this time, it is imperative that we attune our ears to His voice and heed His instructions. Kingdom Building in the Meantime presents lessons I have learned and tools I have used during my meantime season to help you keep, protect, and grow the seeds of God’s promises in your personal meantime.
Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the host of the OWN TV show, Iyanla: Fix My Life, the companion workbook to Iyanla Vanzant’s #1 New York Times bestseller In the Meantime provides an easy, step-by-step program to help you begin the healing process after facing adversity. Are you in the Meantime? Are you confused, angry, disappointed, frustrated, anxious, apprehensive, sorry for yourself, or generally wiped out? If so, my friend, you are in the meantime. Are you ready to put the pieces of your life together? Are you ready to begin the process of healing? Are you ready to give and receive love in all of your experiences? In Living Through the Meantime, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant will lead you, step-by-step, to a greater understanding of your own past, your motivations, and your desires. Once you have completed this program of meditation, self-care, and self-examination, you will be able to move beyond your meantime experience and into the love that is your true essence.