Other People's Love Letters

150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Author: Bill Shapiro
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0307951960
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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Fevered notes scribbled on napkins after first dates. Titillating text messages. It's-not-you-it's-me relationship-enders. In Other People’s Love Letters, Bill Shapiro has searched America’s attics, closets, and cigar boxes and found actual letters–unflinchingly honest missives full of lust, provocation, guilt, and vulnerability–written only for a lover’s eyes. Modern love, of course, is not all bliss, and in these pages you’ll find the full range of a relationship, with its whispered promises as well as its heartache. But what at first appears to be a deliciously voyeuristic peek into other people’s most passionate moments, will ultimately reawaken your own desires and tenderness…because when you read these letters, you’ll find the heart you’re looking into is actually your own. • "i think UR great. wanna have wine & Tequila again sometime?" • "I can't believe you're real, and I think about you constantly in some way or the other all day. I haven't given the finger to anyone driving since I met you." • "With you I learned how to fight cleaner, how to talk things out better, and how to make a strong loving family out of nothing. These are priceless gifts that I will carry with me the rest of my life. One more thing you did for me: you left, and I had to get through it." • "P.S. I look forward to your letters too much to call. Also, where do you stand on chains?" From the Hardcover edition.

Love-Letters on all occasions, lately passed between Persons of Distinction, collected by Mrs. E. H.


Author: Eliza Fowler Haywood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Other People's Mail

An Anthology of Letter Stories
Author: Gail Pool
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826212467
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 275
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"The first collection of its kind, Other People's Mail is a unique and important anthology. Pool's highly informative introduction explores the nature of letter fiction, and her individual preface to each story provides background information on both the author and the tale. A select listing of additional letter stories rounds out the anthology.

Other People's Love Affairs

Stories
Author: D. Wystan Owen
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207051
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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“Owen writes exquisite stories that lodge somewhere in my chest and keep detonating—loudly, devastatingly—again and again.”—Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You In the ten luminous stories of D. Wystan Owen’s debut collection, the people of Glass, a picturesque village on the rugged English coast, are haunted by longings and deeply held secrets, captive to pasts that remain as alive as the present. Each story takes us into the lives of characters reaching earnestly and often courageously for connection to the people they have loved. Owen observes their heartbreaks, their small triumphs, and their generous capacity for grace. A young nurse, reeling from the disappearance of her mother, forges an unlikely friendship with a local vagrant. A young boy is by turns dazzled and disillusioned by a trip to the circus with a family friend. A widower revisits the cinema where, as a teenager, he and an older woman shared trysts that both thrilled and baffled him. A woman is offered fragile, uneasy forgiveness for a cruel act from years ago. And in the title story, a shopkeeper’s vision of the woman she loved is upended by the startling revelation of a secret life. Surprising and powerful, and in the classic tradition of fiction by James Joyce, William Trevor, and Elizabeth Strout, Owen’s interconnected stories strike a deep and resounding emotional chord.

Dante and Modern American Criticism


Author: Dino S. Cervigni
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Criticism
Page: 533
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Love-letters of Eminent Persons


Author: Charles Martel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 268
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Letter Writing as a Social Practice


Author: David Barton,Nigel Hall
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9781556192081
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 262
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This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.

Other People's Love


Author: Ye Zhaoyan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476774994
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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This story of elusive love set in the TV industry has all the sex, plot twists, and family drama as a soap opera.

Letters to the Church

A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles
Author: Karen H. Jobes
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310494796
Category: Religion
Page: 496
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Respected New Testament scholar Karen Jobes explores the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the general epistles (James through Jude) in this rich commentary. Writing from an evangelical perspective, Jobes addresses issues of historical relevance as well as how these ancient books connect with Christian faith and practice today. Letters to the Church includes:-Historical background for each book focusing on authorship, genre, date, and content-An exploration of the major themes in each book and detailed commentary on key passages-Boxes with chapter goals, outlines, challenges, and significant verses-Sidebars addressing difficult passages or ideas-Maps, photographs, charts, and definitions-Questions for discussion, reflection, and testing-A comparison of the teachings about Christ in each of the lettersPastors, professors, students, and laypeople interested in deeper biblical study will find this an invaluable resource that offers well-researched commentary in an accessible, spiritually meaningful form.

Love Letters for All Occasions


Author: Gary Hoskins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595372996
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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As the pages of the book of my life moves toward completion, I have recorded and learned much about the process called living. I have experienced the uncontrollable emotions of youth and its idealistic beliefs. I have absorbed, refined, improved my knowledge of myself to the point that I know what I need, what I am, what I must become, then, there is you! I am so comfortable in your presence because of the understanding that exists between us; this powerful bond can not be broken. This unison is not a chain, but rather, a bond of trust, faith, and commitment that is not stagnant. It is a living and growing entity. Whereas others are victims of what they feel, I comprehend what I perceive and measure my response. By repeating this process, it has become who I am. I understand you. I respect you. I care for you. I think of you; you are a part of me.

Love Letters to God

A Book of Psalms for the 21st Century
Author: Vickie E. Johnson
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1434366863
Category:
Page: 116
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Love Letters is a collection of soul-born poetry that is an expression of the writer's daily walk with the love of her life--Jesus Christ. The book renders responses to spiritual and emotional struggles and triumphs, prayers and miraculous answers, along with times of supposed distance from God and renewed fellowship and devotion. It is relatable to anyone who is familiar with the pains associated with life, and daily interactions with people who are sometimes not so kind. It keeps us reminded that there is Someone always present to help us pick up the pieces and go on, to love us, to comfort us and encourage us to be all that we can. He--Jesus--is the Lover to whom these songs are written, both the giver, and the object of utmost affection. The writer would also have us to understand that in spite of what the subtitle may suggest, this book, "A Book of Psalms..." is in no way to be seen as an attempt to substitute for THE book of Psalms. That simply cannot be. This is why seventy-five poems were written, which is exactly half of the Book of Psalms' one hundred fifty--to suggest a desire to be "at least half the poet that David was" (said with a smile). It is written relative to the life, devotion and struggles of one who walks with God in this present day and time, and it is hopeful that the reader will discern this, and thus be enhanced in some way by it.

Love Letters


Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462050697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

Love Letters from Parents to Teens


Author: Marlene Riddle
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480815292
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 110
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Statistics show 51 percent of teens are afraid of talking to their parents about personal, private problems. It’s even slightly higher when it comes to talking to their teachers. What are parents to do? One solution is for parents to write to their teens about these problems. In Love Letters from Parents to Teens, author Marlene Riddle offers examples of letters written by parents to their teens to help guide them through difficult situations, life’s challenges, and times of discouragement and confusion. Riddle—an educator for more than forty years—believes if parents take the first step in writing to their teens, the adolescent may like the idea and begin writing back. With time, these letters may no longer be necessary, and the parent and teen may be talking to each other face to face, having conversations in an atmosphere of trust and harmony. The sample letters address everything from trust, to relationships, choosing friends, dealing with bullies, being popular, jealousy, labeling, enjoying adolescence, having a vision and purpose, and more. Adolescence doesn’t have to be the most difficult time of a person’s life. A parent can transform these short years into fun, exciting experiences. A parent’s responsibility is to build teens up, not tear them down, creating a strong, meaningful relationship. And it can all begin with a letter.

This Modern Love


Author: Will Darbyshire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501154451
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.

Love in the Blitz: The Greatest Lost Love Letters of the Second World War


Author: Eileen Alexander
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008311226
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 496
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When the papers say that people in London are behaving normally, they’re telling the truth. Everyone is pretending as hard as possible that nothing is happening ... I don’t think Hitler will destroy London, because London, if its legs are blown away, is prepared to hobble on crutches.

Love Letters to Life

150 Life-Transforming Letters by Osho
Author: Osho
Publisher: Osho Media International
ISBN: 0880500743
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 110
View: 1897
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In the age of Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and email, personal letters seem somehow out of date, or at least far from most people's everyday experience. This book is a rare and unique collection of letters personally written by Osho to participants from his early meditation events. These are not letters to people and their personalities, these are letters to our souls. Osho addresses essential issues and concerns that arise on the path of meditation and self-discovery. The letters are encouragements to continue the process of meditation, and address subjects like Self-Acceptance, Wisdom, Consciousness, The Quest for Life, A Life of Freedom, Earth Is Our Home, Dropping Fear!, Dealing with Anger, Rebellion, and many more in a direct and penetratingly personal way. Osho explains this about the value of writing letters: "If I write anything, I write letters, because a letter is as good as something that is spoken. It is addressed. I have not written anything except letters, because to me they are a manner of speaking. The other is always there before me when I write a letter." The OSHO works consist almost exclusively of the spoken word, addressed directly to individual people or larger audiences. These talks were recorded and then transcribed and published as books. This book represents one of the rare exceptions in the collected works of Osho, in which his written personal letters are published. Each one of these letters is like an condensed Osho Talk in haiku form. He would meet with these correspondents time and again at his meditation camps or while staying in their homes. This volume is a selection of his replies to their letters, queries, and calls for help. His words are intimate, incisive, poetic, playful, and loving. His encouragement to his correspondents to keep going on their chosen path of meditation and awareness while living, loving, and working in the ordinary world – to keep their flame of commitment burning brightly when he is not physically present – can inspire whomever opens this book.

Other People's Money


Author: Emile Gaboriau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 188
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Painted Love Letters


Author: Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702232893
Category: Fiction
Page: 93
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And bigger than all that, I knew that sometimes you had to do the impossible, like eat oysters, or go shopping even when you could hardly breathe, because that is what people did when they truly loved one another, and it had nothing to do with freckles or anklebones or lipstick. Dave is dying. Chrissy, Mum, Nan and Badger are going to be left behind. Because sometimes life is like that.

If You Find This Letter

My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers
Author: Hannah Brencher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773629
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York ready to change the world. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing and didn’t have time for a girl still trying to figure it all out. Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange—she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled “If you find this letter, it’s for you…” on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city—in doctor’s offices, in coat pockets, in library books, in bathroom stalls. Feeling crushed within a culture that only felt like connecting on a screen, she poured her heart out to complete strangers. She found solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone’s day. Hannah’s project took on a life of its own when she made an offer on her blog: She would handwrite a note and mail it to anyone who wanted one. Overnight, her inbox exploded with requests from people all over the world. Nearly 400 handwritten letters later, she started the website, The World Needs More Love Letters, which quickly grew. There is something about receiving a handwritten note that is so powerful in today’s digital era. If You Find This Letter chronicles Hannah’s attempts to bring more love into the world—and shows how she rediscovered her faith through the movement she started.

Other People's Letters

A Memoir
Author: Mina Kirstein Curtiss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 243
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