An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year's Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their "contract." All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining. In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.
Shows how to find solace after traumatic life experiences, taking readers through the three steps of trauma--loss, wilderness, and rebirth--and providing "interludes" for each part of the journey through the healing process.
Healthcare professionals can share this inspiring collection with patients and their families. Through essays, poems, and artwork, this collection details the stories of individuals affected by cancer and offers comfort, strength, and inspiration to those currently suffering from the disease.
Poet/house-husband Nicky Silver is out to buy a present for his wife when he finds the corpse of his old friend Carol Frank. Aided by his agoraphobic best friend, Kay, Nicky begins to snoop around--until everyone he knows is a suspect!
"Silver Linings" is one person's journey through a year of personal and professional changes; the moments of extreme joy which can be shattered in an instant by deep sorrow and utter loss. The mind is a roller coaster. Are you brave enough to join the ride?
"Dark Clouds and Silver Linings" is a story told through letters and diaries written during the years 1940-1945. In a sparsely settled and closely knit community, where everyone really cares about each other, each person cooperates in helping in every way possible. It pictures a way of life we may never see again.
Love burned them once -- now they're twice as hot! Silver Linings Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell hard for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott. When he broke her heart and returned to his South Sea island home, Mattie vowed she'd only meet him again over her -- or better, his -- dead body. When they do meet again, it's over someone else's dead body -- and now they're running for their lives through a tropical paradise. Hugh's talking fast to make up for his mistake. Mattie's not listening...until his gentle touch ignites a white-hot fusion, and she gives in. But Hugh's past is catching up with them, and Mattie must stake her very survival on the man she loves -- the only man who ever let her down! If there is a silver lining to a broken heart, Mattie's about to discover it -- when love storms back into her life and sweeps her off her feet! Passion is an adventure -- and seduction an art -- in Silver Linings, from beloved New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz!
The contents of this book had their beginnings in 2001, not with the expectation that they would be published, but that they might be a source of comfort to a small group of friends. Administered in a one-a-day fashion in connection with a daily devotion, it quickly became manifest that their would also serve as a source of therapy for their writer. Since their beginning on that early spring day I have spent the quiet moments of my late evenings and/or early mornings in silent meditation and prayer, and then the words would come forth.