John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter born in 1945. He sometimes writes under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. His eighteenth novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Banville is known for the dark humor of his arch narrators and his cold, inventive prose style. In this novel, Banville's main character is Max Morden, an art historian, who has recently suffered the demise of his beloved wife Anna. It is a journey back down the earliest roadways and alleys of Max's memory. Intertwined within this story are Max’s memories of his wife, Anna and of their life together; his relationship with his grown daughter, Claire, who is desperate to pull him from his grief; and with the other boarders at the house where he is staying, where the past beats inside him “like a second heart.” John Banville, famous for his poetic language, now gives us a uniquely reflective novel about loss, love and the transfiguring power of memory. ...
A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose is a book by New Age author Eckhart Tolle. It is the follow-up to the book, The Power of Now. It was first published in 2005. It has been on the New York Times Best Seller list, and has grown in popularity since Oprah Winfrey recommended it for her book club in January of 2008. , this was followed by a 10-week live online seminar with Tolle, which started on March 3, 2008, for which over 700,000 people from more than 100 countries, registered on Oprah. com, and according to Barnes & Noble, it later became the fastest-selling title in the history of Oprah's Book Club, which has selected 61 books since 1996, and within four weeks of the announcement sold 3.5 million copies The book is focused on spirituality rather than on any particular religious denomination....
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