Little and Often

Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of creativity’s power to transform and heal our lives. This is a powerful and deeply moving book.

Little and Often

Little and Often

“Little and Often is a beautiful memoir of grief, love, the shattered bond between a father and son, and the resurrection of a broken heart. Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of creativity’s power to transform and heal our lives. This is a powerful and deeply moving book. I won’t soon forget it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert Trent Preszler thought he was living the life he always wanted, with a job at a winery and a seaside Long Island home, when he was called back to the life he left behind. After years of estrangement, his cancer-stricken father had invited him to South Dakota for Thanksgiving. It would be the last time he saw his father alive. Preszler’s only inheritance was a beat-up wooden toolbox that had belonged to his father, who was a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient. This family heirloom befuddled Preszler. He did not work with his hands—but maybe that was the point. In his grief, he wondered if there was still a way to understand his father, and with that came an epiphany: he would make something with his inheritance. Having no experience or training in woodcraft, driven only by blind will, he decided to build a wooden canoe, and he would aim to paddle it on the first anniversary of his father’s death. While Preszler taught himself how to use his father’s tools, he confronted unexpected revelations about his father’s secret history and his own struggle for self-respect. The grueling challenges of boatbuilding tested his limits, but the canoe became his sole consolation. Gradually, Preszler learned what working with his hands offered: a different perspective on life, and the means to change it. Little and Often is an unflinching account of bereavement and a stirring reflection on the complexities of inheritance. Between his past and his present, and between America’s heartland and its coasts, Preszler shows how one can achieve reconciliation through the healing power of creativity.

More Books:

Little and Often
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Trent Preszler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-27 - Publisher: HarperCollins

“Little and Often is a beautiful memoir of grief, love, the shattered bond between a father and son, and the resurrection of a broken heart. Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of
The iRest Program for Healing PTSD
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Richard C. Miller
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-02 - Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Many times, people with PTSD will suffer flashbacks, have intense nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and may feel angry, anxious, and constantly “on alert.” Living with PTSD is extremely difficult, but there are ways that
Resilience
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Linda Graham
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-27 - Publisher: New World Library

Whether it’s a critical comment from the boss or a full-blown catastrophe, life continually dishes out challenges. Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from the small annoyances of daily life to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts. Resilience is essential for surviving
Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings
Language: en
Pages: 495
Authors: Alexander Margulis, Asya Kholodnaya
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-13 - Publisher: McFarland

This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be
Every Man His Own Gardener Being a New, and Much More Complete Gardener's Kalendar ... Than Any One Hitherto Published ... By Thomas Mawe ... John Abercrombie ... and Other Gardeners [or Rather, by John Abercrombie Alone]. The Eleventh Edition, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged ..
Language: en
Pages: 616
Authors: John Abercrombie (Horticulturist.)
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1787 - Publisher:

Books about Every Man His Own Gardener Being a New, and Much More Complete Gardener's Kalendar ... Than Any One Hitherto Published ... By Thomas Mawe ... John Abercrombie ... and Other Gardeners [or Rather, by John Abercrombie Alone]. The Eleventh Edition, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged ..

Popular All Time

Devil in Disguise
The Cowboy's Daughter
Claimed
The Stranger I Married
It Ends with Us
Blacktop Freedom
It's Better This Way
Married to the Viscount
Colorado High Country Boxed Set
People We Meet on Vacation
Southern Secrets
Almost Perfect
Hidden Loyalty
Private Player
Cruel Dynasty
Hunted
Adrift
The Duke Goes Down