I Am I Am I Am

On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525520236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life’s myriad dangers. Here, O’Farrell stiches together these discrete encounters to tell the story of her entire life. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, she captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.


We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell



Category: Near-death experiences

Page: 288

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"An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's bestselling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself."--


ONE OF The New York Times 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so gorgeously written that it transports ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525657614

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.


I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2018.
Oliver, Michael, and Bob Sapey. Social Work with Disabled People. 3rd ed.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Oring, Elliott, and Steven Swann Jones.

Author: Amanda Leduc

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 177056604X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference. "Leduc persuasively illustrates the power of stories to affect reality in this painstakingly researched and provocative study that invites us to consider our favorite folktales from another angle." —Sara Shreve, Library Journal

The Book Club Journal

8 All You Can Ever Know by NICOLE CHUNG Adopted by a white Catholic family
in Oregon when she was two ... 10 I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with
Death by MAGGIE O'FARRELL How the seventeen near-death situations that ...

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507214022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.

Dear Life

Credits Mary Oliver, 'The Summer Day', House of Light (Boston, MA: Beacon
Press, 1992) Prologue Raymond Carver, ... Publishing Ltd. Near Misses Maggie
O'Farrell, I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death (London: Tinder Press,

Author: Rachel Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408712512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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'What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. It brought me often to laughter and - several times - to tears. It sings with joy and kindness' Robert Macfarlane From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Rachel's training was put to the test in 2017 when her beloved GP father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She learned that nothing - even the best palliative care - can sugar-coat the pain of losing someone you love. And yet, she argues, in a hospice there is more of what matters in life - more love, more strength, more kindness, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion - than you could ever imagine. For if there is a difference between people who know they are dying and the rest of us, it is simply this: that the terminally ill know their time is running out, while we live as though we have all the time in the world. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

Tell It Slant Third Edition

He never needs to tell us his father was a tough man; the images do all the work
for him. ... For example, in her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with
Death, Maggie O'Farrell articulates several key moments in time when she felt ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260454606

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.” —Emily Dickinson With these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life. Since 2003, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, make the most of their own “slant” on the world. This revised and updated third edition offers: • New and expanded chapters on writing about identity, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry • An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir • Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary forms • New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book Whether planning a course or learning on your own, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction. This book provides the basis for a complete education in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be. “Tell It Slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration. Miller and Paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

Dancing in His Light

Rebellion was something that crept in and became a way of life during my
younger years. Following patterns during my most rebellious years at the age of
thirteen and seventeen, I caused havoc at home as I reveled in "going- against-
the-grain". ... It was bad associations from the start and close brushes with death.

Author: Lisanne McMurray

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594677182

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Step into the LightHave you ever dreamed of a love everlasting?A love from One who doesn?t ridicule you for who you are or what you choose in life?A love completely unconditional from One who desires nothing in return but your heart?Such a love is not a dream, but it is the reality of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.His love is intended for all of us?including the exotic dancer!Dancing in His Light is a personally tailored devotionalthat was written from the heart of an ex-exotic dancer to the heart of the exotic dancer.There is no doubt that this book will break down the walls that tend to separate you from God and will clearly convey the wonderful life that He has intended for you all along!


Raymond M. Saunders, Craig Saunders. March 1, 2003 One last word. Many
times we have gathered together and I have said it may be our last. So far, by the
grace of God, I have been 100% wrong. ... 11, 1911), Mother's birthday (March 17
, 1914), four sons, Dean Arnold, Dale Allen, Craig Raymond and Douglas Lee,
wonderful daughters-in-law, ... I have recently survived a near brush with death.

Author: Raymond M. Saunders

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418445843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Trey Hampton is a computer whiz who likes to live on the edge, meanwhile attracting violence like a magnet. In his day job, he heads up computer operations for a large Atlanta health insurance agency. At night, he helps his friend, Jim Coltrain, a homicide detective and ex-drunk, to solve difficult murder cases. At the moment, the hunt is on for a serial killer who is garroting prostitutes and leaving their naked bodies in dumpsters around town. While on the case, Trey meets and falls for the curvaceous Suzie O'Toole, a third generation cop. The plot follows the twist and turn of the chase, which culminates in a surprise ending.

A Prayer for the Damned Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 17

'I am not satisfied that Muirchertach Nár killed Ultán. If he had been nursing
thoughts of vengeance against the man all these ... The tánaiste of Connacht
stood indecisively, which allowed the determined Fidelma to brush him aside and

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755372727

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the seventeenth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of MASTER OF SOULS, WHISPERS OF THE DEAD and many more. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review, 'The most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland' Irish Examiner February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. Under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married. But on the eve of the ceremony, the pious Abbot Ultán is found murdered in his chamber. Worse still - one of the most distinguished guests, the King of Connacht, is seen fleeing from the scene and charged with the murder. He demands his right to appoint Fidelma in his defence. Fidelma soon discovers that Abbot Ultán is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed, many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadulf are able to reveal the truth behind Ultán's murder. What readers are saying about A PRAYER FOR THE DAMNED: 'Tremayne is unparalleled. Five stars' 'The twists and turns kept me intrigued throughout this excellent book' 'Keeps you guessing right till the end. Very well written'

The Acts and Proceedings

urged to give up service , but always answered , “ I want to continue my work just
as long as I am able to do so . " Accordingly , he accepted in 1893 a call to the
Church at Hyde Park . In January , 1898 , his physician positively forbade him to ...

Author: Reformed Church in America. General Synod





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The Family Herald

I may never see you again , tastefully arranged , and so becoming , and the pretty
tone of half - command and I am resolved that , if anything ... mother's death ,
except you and Mis grey hairs had changed to silver , and the once full eyes had
sunk into a Bessie , and only wanted to secure a ... to her withered cheek , to
brush away the you are seventeen , unless some terrible emergency make it
needful .






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Darwin and His Children

DEATH OF FATHER Charles's heart disease caught up with him on 15
December 1881, when he was laid low by chest pain. ... He felt well enough to
take an assisted walk on 17 April. But the next ... ANOTHER BRUSH WITH
DEATH After Darwin's death, life eventually returned to its new normal for the
Darwin siblings.

Author: Tim M. Berra

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199309469

Category: Science

Page: 200

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While much has been written about the life and works of Charles Darwin, the lives of his ten children remain largely unexamined. Most "Darwin books" consider his children as footnotes to the life of their famous father and close with the death of Charles Darwin. This is the only book that deals substantially with the lives of his children from their birth to their death, each in his or her own chapter. Tim Berra's Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy explores Darwin's marriage to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood, a devout Unitarian, who worried that her husband's lack of faith would keep them apart in eternity, and describes the early death of three children of this consanguineous marriage. Many of the other children rose to prominence in their own fields. William Darwin became a banker and tended the Darwin family's substantial wealth. Henrietta Darwin edited Charles' books and wrote a biography of her mother. Three of Darwin's sons were knighted and elected Fellows of the Royal Society: Sir George Darwin was the world's expert on tides, Sir Francis Darwin developed the new field of plant physiology, and Sir Horace Darwin founded the world-class Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company. Major Leonard Darwin was a military man, Member of Parliament, and patron of early genetic research. This book, richly illustrated with photographs of the Darwin family, demonstrates the intellectual atmosphere whirling about the Darwin household, portrays loving family relationships, and explores entertaining vignettes from their lives.

Vampire Hunter D Volume 17 Tyrant s Stars Parts 3 4

“You needn't have interfered," the count spat. His body quaked the tiniest bit—not
due to having such a close brush with death, but rather from the humiliation of ... It
was neither a feint nor an invitation to strike; rather, he'd tumbled forward.

Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 162115503X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Vampire Hunter D continues his quest to overcome the interstellar evil brought to Earth by the ultimate Noble, the terrifying renegade vampire Valcua! Wielding a sword that can cut through the fabric of space and time, Valcua has a score to settle with the bloodline of humans responsible for his exile. The family has enlisted D to protect them from Valcua's wrath, and the Vampire Hunter might be their only chance at survival.

The Living Bible

4I love them, but even while I am praying for them, they are trying to destroy me.
... 16 For he refused all kindness to others, and persecuted those in need, and
hounded brokenhearted ones to death.17 ... 22-23 I am slipping down the hill to
death; I am shaken off from life as easily as a man brushes a grasshopper from
his ...

Author: Tyndale

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414362498

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

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Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.

The Chronicle

It almost seemed as though he could out in the dwellings across the way , and
Mark see it as he had so often , the ... Here were all her brushes and malAlice
was alone . ... I am seventeen to - day . ... house , or into a place where death has






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Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces

FACE 93-17 : Two Men Die In Well Cleaning Operation INTRODUCTION On May
1 , 1993 , two self - employed well ... The investigation was complicated in part by
certain factors : the time lapse between the incident and the investigation , the ...
Victim # 1 began shoveling muck out of the well and brushing down the sides .

Author: Thomas R. Bender

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788131837


Page: 273

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Includes: overview of confined-space hazards; epidemiology of confined space-related fatalities; & prevention: elements of a confined-space program. Majority of report consists of summary data & investigative reports of fatal incidents involving workers who entered confined spaces. Involves: explosives, inert gases, oxygen deficient air, solvents, toxic gases, engulfment, falls, electrocution, & drowning. A resource & case study manual for safety & public health professionals, safety & health instructors, research & public safety personnel.

With Needle and Brush

I am grateful to Sandra Hildreth Ball for sharing her unpublished paper, “Abigail
Pomeroy Gillette” (2008). ... http://accessaddison.andover.edu, accessed Jan. 17,
2010. I am grateful to Juliann D. McDonough for providing object file information.

Author: Carol Huber

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572292

Category: Art

Page: 112

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The Connecticut River Valley was an important center for the teaching and production of embroidered pictures by young women in private academies from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. This book identifies the distinctive styles developed by teachers and students at schools throughout the valley, from Connecticut and Massachusetts to Vermont and New Hampshire. Needlework was a means of instilling the values of citizenship, faith, knowledge, and patriotism into girls who would become mothers in the early republic. This book describes and illustrates how these embroideries provide insight into the nature of women’s schooling at this time. Over the course of their education, girls undertook progressively more complex and difficult needlework. Before the age of ten, they stitched elementary samplers on linen. As the culmination of their studies, they executed elaborate samplers, memorials, and silk pictures as evidence of the skills and accomplishments befitting a lady. Proudly displayed as enticements to potential suitors, these pieces affirmed a young woman’s mastery of the polite arts, which encompassed knowledge of religious and literary themes as well as art and music. This publication has been made possible through the generous support of The Coby Foundation, Ltd., the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and several private donors.

New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs

586 that complaint before the Judge when she was brought up for trial . She was
discharged ... I knew Joseph C. Brush . I saw this lady with ... The first time I saw
them together was 587 sixteen years ago , seventeen , maybe . That time I was in

Author: New York (State). Court of Appeals.



Category: Law


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Volume contains: (Keohler & Co. v. Reinheimer) (Kullmann v. Cox) (Lefkow v. Roossin) (Lyons v. N.Y. Elevated R.R. Co.) (McClure v. Dayton) (Markoe v. Tiffany & Co.) (Martin v. Third Ave. R.R. Co.) (Matter of Brush)