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Ambrosio, Francis J.

Summary: This course charts how the question of life's meaning has been pursued through the ages, highlighting the Western philosophical and religious paths in the human search for meaningful living.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 PHI
Call number: DVD 200 PHI

Gownley, Jimmy.

Summary: While trying to figure out the meaning of life, Amelia learns that even when the world is scary and life is as mystifying as ever, some things, such as friends, do last.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011

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2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 GOW

Lynch, Thomas

Summary: "A wry and compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, from the acclaimed author of The Undertaking. For nearly four decades, poet, essayist, and small- town funeral director Thomas Lynch has probed relations between the literary and mortuary arts. His life's work with the dead and the bereaved has informed four previous collections of nonfiction, each exploring...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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Gleiser, Marcelo

Summary: "Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, to understand our origins and the meaning of our lives. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the universe, the nature of reality, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 GLE

Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning--a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering, hope, love, and the power of literature to inspire and heal the most devastating loss.Where do we turn when we lose everything? Joseph Luzzi found the answer in the opening of The Divine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperWave 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 851.1 LUZ

Falick, Melanie

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Abernethy, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 204 ABE

Dreyfus, Hubert L.

Summary: A guide for secular readers cites classic works of literature to illustrate how to achieve passionate, skillful engagement with others for a greater sense of purpose.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 DRE

Horowitz, David

Summary: Part memoir, part philosophical reflection, Horowitz focuses on man's search for meaning, and how for those without religious belief, the search often leads to a faith in historical progress, which is bound to disappoint.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 HOR

McCarthy, Cormac

Summary: An encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. The two men begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCC

Trowbridge, Allison

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 170.84 Tro

Kushner, Harold S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296.36 KUS

Mountain Dreamer, Oriah

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 MOU

Villasenor, Daniel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VIL

Winfrey, Oprah

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself and creating a life of success and significance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 121 WIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 128 WIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE