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Heart: A Natural History of the Heart-Filled Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date February 1, 2002
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380808410
ISBN-10 0380808412
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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A cultural tour through history, written as a long conversation with an insightful friend, offers a glimpse into the heart's meaning and metaphors, and what it means to be human. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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What is the heart? We know it as not only the beating thing in our chests that sustains life, but as the wellspring of all faith, hope, and love. In this remarkable book, critically acclaimed author Gail Godwin takes us on a breathtaking journey that spans the history of human civilization, combining myth, art and religion to understand how humans have conceived of the heart through time. From the first valentine to the first stethoscope, from the Ancient Egyptians to the Buddha, from the heart of darkness to heart-to-heart talks, Godwin weaves her own stories of heartbreak and hope through it all.

Inspired by the richest of lore, Godwin ultimately arrives at what every culture must discover anew: we cannot let the head alone rule our lives. In this colorful history of the organ of life itself, she discovers a template for a more heart-filled life.



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Reprint edition from Perennial (February 1, 2002)
9780380808410 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.99
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