Losses and Gains

Losses and Gains : Reflections on a Life with a Foreword by Paolo Coelho

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In her bestselling book Losses and Gains, Lya Luft draws on her own experiences of loss and gain in marriage and family to address the universal themes of childhood, love and maturity. She portrays love as the common thread through all phases of life. As children, the unconditional love we receive from our parents determines our expectations for all the other forms of love we experience later. And as adults, she argues, the complex task of loving another depends, initially, on self-love and self-esteem.

Luft's ardent reflections on existence and the human spirit are a powerful reminder to us all: we have lost everything only when we believe we deserve less than everything still to be gained.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 11mm | 140g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091912970
  • 9780091912970
  • 599,957

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"welcoming and inspiring"
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welcoming and inspiring -- Paulo Coelho
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About Lya Fett Luft

Lya Luft was born in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil in 1938. She studied German and English and lectured as a professor of Linguistics in Porto Alegre for many years. She began her career as a literary translator from German and English, translating such names as Virginia Woolf, Gunter Grass and Thomas Mann and subsequently became an author, publishing over 15 books. Today Lya Luft is one of the most respected authors in Brazil and has recently taken Paulo Coelho's place on the Brazilian bestseller list.
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