Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author Ann S. Masten
ISBN-10 9781462523719
Year 2015-01-11
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications

From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience. Complex concepts are carefully defined and illustrated with real-world examples.

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
ISBN-10 9781599908342
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA

In Abby's world, magic isn't anything special: it's a part of everyday life. So when Abby is discovered to have zero magical abilities, she's branded an Ord-ordinary, bad luck, and quite possibly a danger to society. The outlook for an ord isn't bright. Many are cast out by their families, while others are sold to treasure hunters (ords are impervious to spells and enchantments) Luckily for Abby, her family enrolls her in a special school for kids who must learn how to get around in the world without magic. But with kidnappers and carnivorous goblins lurking around every corner, Abby's biggest problem may not be what she's going to do with her life - it's whether she's going to survive the school year.

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author John Welwood
ISBN-10 0877735972
Year 1992
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications

A collection of essays shows how to apply the art of meditation to everyday life

Perceiving Ordinary Magic

Perceiving Ordinary Magic Author Jeremy W. Hayward
ISBN-10 0394727045
Year 1984
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House Incorporated

Examines the basis of human perception, describes the state of unconditioned goodness, and shows how meditation can help provide a fresh view of the world

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author Malcolm Joseph Bosse
ISBN-10 0374425175
Year 1981
Pages 185
Language en
Publisher Sunburst

Uprooted from his home in India by a tragedy, Ganesh begins a new life in the Midwest where his experiences with Hinduism, Yoga, and mantras are considered alien.


ORDINARY MAGIC Author Thomas Quealy
ISBN-10 9780595804160
Year 2005-08-22
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

In ORDINARY MAGIC Jack Daly, atheist and movie 'special effects' expert, creates holograms of Jesus and famous saints to preach the Sunday sermon at Holy Redeemer Church in a last ditch effort to keep the poor parish out of bankruptcy. Tickets to the service cost up $250 each. His uncle, Fr. Frank Shymanski, the pastor, is tormented over this as he believes they are committing a sacrilege against God and will be severely punished for it. Bizarre murders soon take place. A policeman is levitated to his death in the church. An altar boy is mortally torched by a blast of psychokinetic energy. A beautiful woman is strangled in a Black Mass ritual at a synagogue by a killer who can be in two places at the same time. Rabbi Ari Zabel, a student of Kabbalah, is asked by the NYPD to consult on the strange case as the killer seemingly has mystical powers similar to those possessed by certain prophets in the Bible. The evidence points to a Demon as the likely culprit. In a climactic confrontation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the killer's formidable powers are pitted against Jack's 'special effects' movie magic and the sparks fly.

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author Alison Stone
ISBN-10 1630450316
Year 2016-08-29
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher NYQ Books

Poetry. Award-winning poet Alison Stone draws from the tarot in her latest collection. These 78 poems range from the archetypal (The Fool, The Magician, etc.) to the everyday situations of love, work, ideas, and conflicts that make up our lives. Mythical figures from past and present appear—Prometheus and Persephone represent court cards, as do Lou Reed and Steve Jobs. By turns witty and heartbreaking, this book goes down easily enough to be devoured in one sitting yet reveals greater depths with each subsequent reading. Stone's accessible lyrics move and entertain us with the struggles and joys of what it means to be human.

Devils and Details

Devils and Details Author Devon Monk
ISBN-10 1939853044
Year 2016-08-31
Pages 306
Language en

Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea... Police Chief Delaney Reed is good at keeping secrets for the beach town of Ordinary Oregon-just ask the vacationing gods or supernatural creatures who live there. But with the first annual Cake and Skate fundraiser coming up, the only secret Delaney really wants to know is how to stop the unseasonable rain storms. When all the god powers are stolen, a vampire is murdered, and her childhood crush turns out to be keeping deadly secrets of his own, rainy days are the least of her worries. Hunting a murderer, outsmarting a know-it-all god, and uncovering an ancient vampire's terrifying past isn't how she planned to spend her summer. But then again, neither is falling back in love with the one man she should never trust.

Death and Relaxation

Death and Relaxation Author Devon Monk
ISBN-10 1939853028
Year 2016-06-18
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Oddhouse Press

Monsters, gods, and mayhem... Police Chief Delaney Reed can handle the Valkyries, werewolves, gill-men and other paranormal creatures who call the small beach town of Ordinary, Oregon their home. It's the vacationing gods who keep her up at night. With the famous rhubarb festival right around the corner, small-town tensions, tempers, and godly tantrums are at an all-time high. The last thing Delaney needs is her ex-boyfriend reappearing just when she's finally caught the attention of Ryder Bailey, the one man she should never love. No, scratch that. The actual last thing she needs is a dead body washing ashore, especially since the dead body is a god. Catching a murderer, wrestling a god power, and re-scheduling the apocalypse? Just another day on the job in Ordinary. Falling in love with her childhood friend while trying to keep the secrets of her town secret? That's gonna take some work.

The Magic of Ordinary Days

The Magic of Ordinary Days Author Ann Howard Creel
ISBN-10 1101126965
Year 2002-06-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.


Ganesh Author Malcolm J Bosse
ISBN-10 9781448120925
Year 2012-02-29
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Random House

Jeffrey has lived all his fourteen years in India. He eats, behaves, talks, thinks like an Indian; he has an Indian name, Ganesh. He is Indian. Forced to go and live with his aunt in America when his father dies, he is a foreigner. He doesn't understand American manners, or meals, or the way his schoolmates, always so noisy and restless, think. But Jeffrey does understand that a place to belong is important. And when the State decides to build a highway through his aunt's house - the house Jeffrey's great-grandfather built, where she and his father were born - he knows it must be stopped. To do that, he must persuade Americans to think like Indians. A tall order - but Ganesh the Elephant God is, after all, the Remover of Obstacles . . .

Madeline Delilah

Madeline Delilah Author Mariah L. Richardson
ISBN-10 0985550600
Year 2012-06-15
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Mariah Richardson

After Momma is deployed to the Middle East, Delilah loses the heirloom that Momma gave her on the day she left. Her whole future may depend on finding it.