Rough Beauty

Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

Rough Beauty

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, Karen Auvinen, an award-winning poet, ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions with “candor [and] admirable courage” (Christian Science Monitor). Determined to live an independent life on her own terms, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions—except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts—Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. In the evocative spirit of works by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and Terry Tempest Williams, Karen’s “beautiful, contemplative…breathtaking [debut] memoir honors the wildness of the Rockies” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “Rough Beauty offers a glimpse into a life that’s pared down to its essentials, open to unexpected, even profound, change” (Brevity Magazine), and Karen’s pursuit of solace and salvation through shedding trivial ties and living in close harmony with nature, along with her account of finding community and even love, is sure to resonate with all of us who long for meaning and deeper connection. An “outstanding…beautiful story of resilience” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Rough Beauty is a luminous, lyric exploration, “a narrative that reads like a captivating novel...a voice not found often enough in literature—a woman who eschews the prescribed role outlined for her by her family and discovers her own path” (Christian Science Monitor) to embrace the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature.

Rough Beauty

Sharon Louise Barnes

Rough Beauty

"Rough Beauty" is a collection of stunning images of the fine art of Sharon Louise Barnes. Her mixed media sculptures and paintings incorporate rough, industrial materials in unexpectedly beautiful ways. "There's something deeply soulful about creating meaning out of things that have been rough" says the artist. Become inspired by her abstract and representational mixed media sculptures and paintings as she explores metaphors of hope, struggle and transformation.

Rough Beauty: Brotherhood Protectors World

Rough Beauty: Brotherhood Protectors World

Arizona Bale has spent her entire life in beauty pageants. She was born and raised to compete, and her only purpose in life was to win. After an accident took her leg, she thought her life was over until she found a new calling: training other pageant contestants who might have a disadvantage or even a disability to shine bright and creating an annual local Christmas pageant for everyone.Her life was finally back on track, and she didn't think anything could derail her again until a strange chain of events threatens her dreams, and she has to rely on a bodyguard to not only protect her, but to make sure her pageant goes off without a hitch.Only her bodyguard doesn't like her plan on how to incorporate him into the fold.Dustin Wyss has known Arizona Bale since he was forced into early retirement from the Army five years ago when he'd only been twenty-four. She'd been an inspiration to his recovery, and they shared a common bond, although, Dustin didn't believe that she'd ever be interested in the likes of him. But when her business and her life are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect her except...Participate in any capacity other than a bodyguard in her Princess for a Day pageant.However, when bullets start flying, Dustin gladly takes to the runway.

Rough Sort of Beauty: Reflections on the Natural Heritage of Arkansas (p)

Reflections on the Natural Heritage of Arkansas

Rough Sort of Beauty: Reflections on the Natural Heritage of Arkansas (p)

What does it mean to have a sense of place? Through history, memoir, poetry, and fiction, the writers of these essays answer this question in a variety of ways, giving us their collective history of natural Arkansas. They speak of the interrelationships of humans and nature, and of the struggles for balance between economic realities and landscape preservation. The book evokes the sheer physical diversity of the Natural State, from the Ozarks and the Boston Mountains to Crowley's Ridge, the Grand Prairie, and the Delta. But far more than mere geography, these are places of intense meaning: sites of enlightenment, conflict, comfort, and vivid experience. Rivers and mountains, plains and forests -- these are shorthand terms for specific, beloved, storied places.

Beauty and the Beast

Or, A Rough Outside with a Gentle Heart: a Poem

Beauty and the Beast


Beauty Unlimited

Beauty Unlimited

Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.

Beauty and the Beast, Or a Rough Outside With a Gentle Heart

A Poem by Charles Lamb, Now First Reprinted From the Original Edition of 1811 With Preface and Notes (Classic Reprint)

Beauty and the Beast, Or a Rough Outside With a Gentle Heart

Excerpt from Beauty and the Beast, or a Rough Outside With a Gentle Heart: A Poem by Charles Lamb, Now First Reprinted From the Original Edition of 1811 With Preface and Notes Dorus, and some uncollected Poems by Charles Lamb. Edited, prefaced and annotated by Richard Heme Shepherd. London: Chatto and Windus, 1878. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Beauty and the Beast

Or, A Rough Outside with a Gentle Heart: a Poem

Beauty and the Beast


Diamond In The Rough Unveiled

Diamond In The Rough Unveiled

Mother of six children and grandmother to eight grandchildren, Balderes Lucila Santos de Alvarez is a graduate with a master’s in theology and a woman with many wonderful and tragic life experiences. She took the time to put in writing thoughts that may be used as tools to help you succeed in an ever-challenging world. Life-altering experiences have caused the author to approach everyday living with a new perspective. Inspirational stories will encourage you to move throughout your challenge-driven world with hope and will lead you in shining out like a Diamond in the Rough Unveiled.

The Poetry of Michelangelo

An Introduction

The Poetry of Michelangelo

One of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo's work as a poet has been unjustly ignored. This thorough introduction outlines the broad chronological evolution of the poems, includes the poetry in both the original Italian and in translation and explores the themes raised in the poems.