Score: 4.5
From 781 Ratings

Dreams of Joy


  • Author: Lisa See
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 9000945 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles TimesIn her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into...

Score: 4
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The Valley of Amazement


  • Author: Amy Tan
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 2192627 Bytes


Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers a...

The Book of Joy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Book of Joy


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143198345


The Book of Joy Book Description :

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have ...

The Book of Joy
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Book of Joy


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399185069


The Book of Joy Book Description :

An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each ...

The Book of Joy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Book of Joy


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Genre: Happiness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786330444


The Book of Joy Book Description :

'I want to wish all of you joy-because there is no better gift. Two spiritual masters, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom in this uplifting book. I promise you, it's the best $26 you can spend.' Oprah Winfrey Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer...

The Book of Joy Journal

The Book of Joy Journal


  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525534822


The Book of Joy Journal Book Description :

What gives you joy? This beautiful journal from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives you all the space you need to notice and record what gives you joy. Arranged as a 365-day companion, it prompts you with inspiring quotes from The Book of Joy to help transform their joy practices into an enduring way of life. It is the perfect companion for The Book of Joy's many passionate readers as well as the perfect gift for anyone looking to live a more joyful. Share the joy!...

The Book of Joy
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Book of Joy


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473538351


The Book of Joy Book Description :

‘The ultimate source of happiness is within us.’ Dalai Lama ‘We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.’ Desmond Tutu Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and above all, joy. To celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering? This book is gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance t...

Dreams of Joy
Score: 4
From 89 Ratings

Dreams of Joy


  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408826119


Dreams of Joy Book Description :

Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust them, when she has just learned that her parents have lied to her for her whole life, that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years? Joy arrives in Green Dragon Village, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. And where a handsome young comrade catches her eye... Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can. For Mao has launched his Great...

The Art of Happiness
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Art of Happiness


  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1573221112


The Art of Happiness Book Description :

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....

Teaching Yoga
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Teaching Yoga


  • Author : Mark Stephens
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583944721


Teaching Yoga Book Description :

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tan...

All My Treasures

All My Treasures


  • Author : Jo Witek
  • Publisher : Abrams Appleseed
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1419722042


All My Treasures Book Description :

When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister s first steps. As it turns out, life s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises. "...

The Little Book of Mindfulness
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Little Book of Mindfulness


  • Author : Patrizia Collard
  • Publisher : Gaia
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856753548


The Little Book of Mindfulness Book Description :

"Everyone should read this. Mindfulness is such a great way to live life to the full." - Amazon Customer "The greatest 'little book' ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!" - Amazon Customer "Patrizia Collard's depth of experience as a teacher and practitioner shines through. I love this little book!" - Amazon Customer "Great book to pick up if you just have a few minutes a day." - Amazon Customer "I carry it with me everywhere. Lovely little calming book." - Amazon Customer "Delightful little book." - Amazon Customer Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world - without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of ...