Multcolib My Librarian Alison: Epiphany Fic
Annotation:After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father.
Annotation: In what he interprets as a moment of transcendent vision, a recently widowed man puts the family home up for sale and buys an avocado grove in Texas. While adapting to his new vocation, new home, and new friends, Rudy takes up a book-Philosophy Made Simple-and begins to struggle with Plato and Aristotle, Hume and Schopenhauer.
Annotation:For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday Mass, and the library learn how to fly?
Annotation:"The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death." Leo Tolstoy spoke these words, and they became Henry Stuart's raison d'etre.
Annotation:Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her. He decides to deliver the letter, by hand, and on foot - a journey of hundreds of miles.
Annotation:Renée, the concierge of an apartment building, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she appears to be a barely-there presence, yet, she is actually a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture.
Annotation:In eastern Oregon, 1917, nineteen-year-old loner Martha Lessen hires herself out as a gentler of horses and comes to find herself connected to a community of people as well.
Annotation:"Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, this is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home." (Publisher)
Annotation:Jack and Mabel, a childless couple, are trying to make a life homesteading in Alaska, when they encounter a strange and wild child who seems to have stepped out of the pages of a fairy tale.
Annotation:Pi Patel, a teen who questions constantly and embraces three religions simultaneously, is stranded on a small boat with the surviving animals from his family's zoo, including a Bengal tiger.
Annotation:Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.
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I love stories where the main character goes on a journey, either mental, physical or spiritual, and comes to some great realization about herself or the world around her. Here are some of my favorite stories about people finding themselves.