The Midnight Hour

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Dell, 1999 - Fiction - 464 pages
14 Reviews
"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."

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User Review  - Morgan Wyatt - Goodreads

I am a long time fan of Ms. Robards, but this wasn't one of her best books. I generally enjoy her tales because they take place in areas I've lived in so in turn are easier for me to identify with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna Mcfadden - Goodreads

Judge Grace Hart seems to have it all successful career, bright beautiful teenager daughter and a beautiful comfy home. but under it all she is hiding the fact that her teenager is out of control with ... Read full review

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Karen Robards is the author of twenty-two historical and contemporary romances, including her most recent national bestsellers The Senator's Wife, Heartbreaker, and Hunter's Moon. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and their three sons.

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