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"Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-­headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education. But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-­Sachs disease, a rare and always-­fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-­evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future. The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother's journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp's response to her son's diagnosis was a . . .

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This moving book by Carol Wilson chronicles the life of Gia-­fu Feng, author of the best-­selling translation of the Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters. Born to a wealthy, traditional family in Shanghai, this modern-­day Taoist rogue lived through tumultuous periods of exponential change in China and then found himself stranded in America, with the home he knew crumbling before the world's eyes. His path took him to Esalen in Big Sur and the human potential movement of the 1960s. Eventually he founded Stillpoint, a community of Taoist families living simply and honestly with each other in nature.

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Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-­headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education.­But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-­Sachs disease, a rare and always-­fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-­evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future.­The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp’s response to her son’s diagnosis was a belief . . .

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This moving book by Carol Wilson chronicles the life of Gia-­fu Feng, author of the best-­selling translation of the Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters. Born to a wealthy, traditional family in Shanghai, this modern-­day Taoist rogue lived through tumultuous periods of exponential change in China and then found himself stranded in America, with the home he knew crumbling before the world's eyes. His path took him to Esalen in Big Sur and the human potential movement of the 1960s. Eventually he founded Stillpoint, a community of Taoist families living simply and honestly with each other in nature.

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Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-­headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education.
But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-­Sachs disease, a rare and always-­fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-­evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future.
The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp’s response to her son’s diagnosis was a . . .

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