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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
A Book

by Robert Dugoni

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2018-04-24
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781503948976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother's devout faith, his father's practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God's idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

Trouble & Strife

Trouble & Strife
Crime Stories Inspired by Cockney Rhyming Slang

by Steve Brewer,Susanna Calkins,Colin Campbell,Angel Luis Colón,Robert Dugoni,Paul Finch,Catriona McPherson,Travis Richardson,Johnny Shaw,Jay Stringer,Sam Wiebe

  • Publisher : Down & Out Books
  • Release : 2019-12-16
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Welcome to the world of Cockney rhyming slang, where what is said means something completely different than how it sounds. Originally, it was a coded language created by criminals for deceiving undercover police officers during Victorian times. Common phrases like septic tank, holy water, brown bread, tomfoolery and mince pies don’t mean what you think they mean. Others, like Barnaby Rudge, gypsy’s kiss, smash and grab, butcher’s hook, kick and prance and bubble and squeak paint a picture. There are stories to be written about these phrases and in Trouble & Strife, the coded and colorful phrases of Cockney rhyming slang became the inspiration for eleven killer crimes stories from writers on both sides of the pond. A few choice words include: Babbling Brook is a talkative inmate at the state penitentiary. A hairdresser has to pay his dues for a crime that took place at Barnet Fair. And you never want to meet a Lady from Bristol. You don’t have to understand rhyming slang to enjoy this book. You just have to enjoy a damn good story. To see what the authors have come up with you'll have to turn the page and have a butcher’s. Edited by Simon Wood with stories by Steve Brewer, Susanna Calkins, Colin Campbell, Angel Luis Colón, Robert Dugoni, Paul Finch, Catriona McPherson, Travis Richardson, Johnny Shaw, Jay Stringer, and Sam Wiebe.

The Ascension Within

The Ascension Within
Becoming Who We Already Are

by Robert DeVinck

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2020-09-24
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1982250240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Robert DeVinck spent 57 years searching for the answers to Life’s most important questions - in all the “obvious” places. He travelled the world over, thinking that he would find God by going to church, Love by getting married, Truth by going to college, and Purpose by having a steady job. What he discovered, instead, is that most of Life’s essential truths are seldom, if ever, to be found “out there.” Only when he began his transformational work of addiction recovery was he able to find most of those crucial answers – in the last place he ever thought to look – deep within himself. By finally “dying” to his False Self (the persona he wished to portray to the world), DeVinck was free to begin his spiritual journey, his Ascension Within, to rediscover the pure, uncorrupted soul he was at birth. Only within that sacred inner sanctum was he able to reconnect to the Indwelling Spirit of God, the Divine spark he shared with all of humanity. In his follow-up book to The Pono Principle, the author presents the most profound spiritual, philosophical, and psychological truth of the ages: the universe is within you. When we recognize that we are all stardust, that we share the same cosmic DNA, we can then understand that the universe resides within each of us. Only then will we discover our oneness with creation - and with our Creator.

Great Stories Don't Write Themselves

Great Stories Don't Write Themselves
A Book

by Larry Brooks

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0593188284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most common questions new writers ask professionals is how they wrote their book—what was their process for storytelling? Did they use an outline to plan the book, or write it from the seat of their pants? But really the question should be about the general principles and nature of storycraft—does every part of a story have what it needs to keep readers turning the pages? Bestselling author and creator of StoryFix.com Larry Brooks changes the sound of the writing conversation by introducing a series of detailed criteria for novelists of every level and genre to refer to while writing, regardless of their preferred writing method. Beginning with the broadest part of the story, the early checklists help writers to ensure that their novel is based on a premise rather than an idea, and gradually hones in on other elements to keep the story moving forward including: · dramatic tension · narrative strategy · scene construction Readers won't know or care about the process. But what Brooks offers here is a chance for readers to make the most of whichever process they choose, and in doing so cut years off their learning curve.

Private Investigations

Private Investigations
Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives

by Victoria Zackheim

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1580059228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this thrilling anthology, bestselling mystery writers abandon the cloak of fiction to investigate the suspenseful secrets in their own lives. For many of us, a good, heart-pounding mystery is the perfect escape from real-world confusion and chaos. But what about the writers who create those stories of suspense and intrigue? How do our favorite novelists cope with our perplexing world, and what mysteries keep them up at night? In Private Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share first-person tales of mysteries they've encountered at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, recounting a time when she lost her voice and doctors couldn't find a cure, Martin Limón travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the crimes of war, Anne Perry ponders the magical powers of stories conjured from writers' imaginations, and more. Exploring all the tropes of the genre -- from haunted houses and elusive perpetrators to regrouping after missed signals have derailed them -- these writers' true tales show just how much art imitates life, and how, ultimately, we are all private investigators in our own real-world dramas.

The World Played Chess

The World Played Chess
A Book

by Robert Dugoni

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2021-09-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781542029391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A fearless and sensitive coming-of-age story. I loved it." --Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky and The Last Green Valley. Bestselling author Robert Dugoni returns with an emotionally arresting follow-up to The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer--Vincent's last taste of innocence and first taste of real life--dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one's own destiny.

Only Until I Need Glasses: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Jimmy DeAngelo

Only Until I Need Glasses: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Jimmy DeAngelo

by James T. Scarnati

  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release : 2018-03-08
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1457544776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Somewhere in every person’s life is a little Jimmy DeAngelo. Only Until I Need Glasses is a coming-of-age novel that transcends generations. It’s the story of Jimmy DeAngelo, a typical boy growing up in the 1950s whose basic human nature is often at odds with the expectations of family and church. But boys will be boys, and Jimmy’s inner conflict makes his life a continuous and hilarious adventure. He struggles with challenges on his road to adulthood and tests the accepted boundaries, providing a plethora of belly laughs in a society where rules, regulations, and morality are everything. In the years between WWII and Vietnam, follow Jimmy and his friends as they navigate first grade and first kisses, college pranks and career choices. Laugh with our hero as he attempts to reconcile the inner discord created by embedded church and family values, and take a refreshing look into the minds of boys. Only Until I Need Glasses is an entertaining and uplifting book about love, friendship, and the process of finding one’s place in a rapidly changing world.

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
A Book

by GODSWORD GODSWILL ONU

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1312996811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Choosing the Extraordinary Life

Choosing the Extraordinary Life
God's 7 Secrets for Success and Significance

by Dr. Robert Jeffress

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1493412310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Too many of us settle for a listless life of mundane routine. We long to discover a greater purpose for our lives, but we don't know how. Dr. Robert Jeffress has an encouraging message for people looking for something more. God not only wants us to enjoy an extraordinary life, he has provided a roadmap for doing so. In this inspiring and motivating book, Dr. Jeffress reveals seven secrets from Elijah that result in a life marked by significance, satisfaction, and success, including - discovering your unique purpose in life - waiting on God's timing - learning how to handle bad days - and more For the overworked parent feeling trapped at home, the businessperson feeling unfulfilled in a stagnant career, the Christian worker ministering in obscurity--for anyone who wonders if there's more to life--God's Word reveals seven secrets for experiencing a truly extraordinary life.

Pray the Gay Away

Pray the Gay Away
The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays

by Bernadette C. Barton

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2014-08-22
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0814786383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2013 Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, LGBT Studies category In the Bible Belt, it’s common to see bumper stickers that claim One Man + One Woman = Marriage, church billboards that command one to “Get right with Jesus,” letters to the editor comparing gay marriage to marrying one’s dog, and nightly news about homophobic attacks from the Family Foundation. While some areas of the Unites States have made tremendous progress in securing rights for gay people, Bible Belt states lag behind. Not only do most Bible Belt gays lack domestic partner benefits, lesbians and gay men can still be fired from some places of employment in many regions of the Bible Belt for being a homosexual. In Pray the Gay Away, Bernadette Barton argues that conventions of small town life, rules which govern Southern manners, and the power wielded by Christian institutions serve as a foundation for both passive and active homophobia in the Bible Belt. She explores how conservative Christian ideology reproduces homophobic attitudes and shares how Bible Belt gays negotiate these attitudes in their daily lives. Drawing on the remarkable stories of Bible Belt gays, Barton brings to the fore their thoughts, experiences and hard-won insights to explore the front lines of our national culture war over marriage, family, hate crimes, and equal rights. Pray the Gay Away illuminates their lives as both foot soldiers and casualties in the battle for gay rights.

Sam Hill's Peace Arch

Sam Hill's Peace Arch
A Book

by Richard Clark

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 1420851683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Standing but a stone's throw from the continent's western shoreline, Samuel Hill, a Quaker devoted to peace and a road builder rolling in wealth, addressed 4,000 celebrants gathered at the United States-Canada border on the Fourth of July, 1915. There, they celebrated a century of international peace and the opening of the Pacific Highway, now known simply as the I-5. As the ceremony closed, one member of the crowd stood and proposed construction of an international arch of peace at the site whereon they stood. Hill agreed and acted upon the proposal. Six years later, on September 6, 1921, Samuel Hill stood before a crowd estimated at 10,000 or more, and dedicated the International Peace Arch to the cause of world peace. "War satisfies neither the victors nor the vanquished," he said, opening his dedicatory address. "Perfect peace alone satisfies." For more than 80 years the Peace Arch has stood between freeway lanes where millions of travelers, heading south into Washington state or north into British Columbia, have seen it as a symbol of peace. Curiously, little historical investigation occurred until Richard Clark, a resident of Blaine, Washington, whose home is but one block from Peace Arch State Park, completed an exhaustive manuscript after fifteen years of research. The Peace Arch, standing on beautiful international parkland, has also been enshrouded with myths and mysteries that Clark has uncovered in the course of his research.Peace Arch devotees, long forgotten, have been restored to remembrances they have long deserved. Vital facts, long lost, have been recovered and given merited recognition. The Peace Arch has been the setting of devotion and demonstrations, queens andquarrels, marriages and marching bands. But in its history, so notably marked by variation ranging from violence to indifference, peace has remained its ongoing theme

Forty Minutes of Hell

Forty Minutes of Hell
The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson

by Rus Bradburd

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-02-09
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0061969451
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Nolan Richardson’s extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas’ coach are an important chapter in the history of our country’s struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement of the Final Four. What an incredible journey!” —President Bill Clinton Forty Minutes of Hell by Rus Bradburd is an intricate exploration of the politics of race and sports, from the Jim Crow era until today, witnessed through the life of legendary African-American basketball coach and NCAA Title winner Nolan Richardson. A remarkable story of pride, courage, and accomplishment in the face of discrimination, Forty Minutes of Hell is also a fascinating window into the world of elite collegiate sports. NBA legend Charles Barkley calls this inspiring and important biography, “A great story about America and its hidden histories….Every American should thank [Richardson] for showing us it was possible.”

The Last Days of Dorothy Parker

The Last Days of Dorothy Parker
The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendship (A Penguin Classics Special)

by Marion Meade

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-05-27
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 1101627212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade shares insight into the last days in the life of Dorothy Parker—the horrible and the hilarious—including her colorful friendship with Lillian Hellman, and the bizarre afterlife of Parker’s remains from a file cabinet on Wall Street to a small burial site by the NAACP office in Baltimore. The Volney was a dignified residence hotel, favored by older women and their dogs, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dorothy Parker died there, of a heart attack, on June 7, 1967. She was seventy-three and had been famous for almost half a century. As befitted a much-loved humorist, poet, and storywriter, the New York Times announced her exit in a front-page obituary. This was followed by a star-studded memorial service, also reported in the paper, which was attended by some 150 of her friends and admirers. More than twenty years later, on October 20, 1988, Parker was buried in Baltimore, in a memorial garden at the national headquarters of the NAACP. Why did it take more than two decades for Dorothy Parker to get a decent burial? What accounts for her macabre Edgar Allan Poe–style ending, arguably one of the most ghoulish in modern literary history? And just what happened to her during those twenty-one years? Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to portray Parker in her last years and last days, with an emphasis on her posthumous existence. The story also features Parker’s enduring friendship of over thirty years with playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman, along with other notable figures in Parker’s circle, including Dashiell Hammett and John O’Hara. Always riotous and occasionally ghastly, The Last Days is utterly and completely Dorothy Parker.

The Last Days of Roger Federer

The Last Days of Roger Federer
And Other Endings

by Geoff Dyer

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2022-05-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0374605572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An extended meditation on late style and last works from "one of our greatest living critics" (Kathryn Schulz, New York). When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it ripen or rot? Achieve a new serenity or succumb to an escalating torment? As our bodies decay, how do we keep on? In this beguiling meditation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the last days and last works of writers, painters, footballers, musicians, and tennis stars who’ve mattered to him throughout his life. With a playful charm and penetrating intelligence, he recounts Friedrich Nietzsche’s breakdown in Turin, Bob Dylan’s reinventions of old songs, J. M. W. Turner’s paintings of abstracted light, John Coltrane’s cosmic melodies, Bjorn Borg’s defeats, and Beethoven’s final quartets—and considers the intensifications and modifications of experience that come when an ending is within sight. Throughout, he stresses the accomplishments of uncouth geniuses who defied convention, and went on doing so even when their beautiful youths were over. Ranging from Burning Man and the Doors to the nineteenth-century Alps and back, Dyer’s book on last things is also a book about how to go on living with art and beauty—and on the entrancing effect and sudden illumination that an Art Pepper solo or Annie Dillard reflection can engender in even the most jaded and ironic sensibilities. Praised by Steve Martin for his “hilarious tics” and by Tom Bissell as “perhaps the most bafflingly great prose writer at work in the English language today,” Dyer has now blended criticism, memoir, and humorous banter of the most serious kind into something entirely new. The Last Days of Roger Federer is a summation of Dyer’s passions, and the perfect introduction to his sly and joyous work.

Sam Hill

Sam Hill
The Prince of Castle Nowhere

by John E. Tuhy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ladies' Companion and Literary Expositor

The Ladies' Companion and Literary Expositor
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1841
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor

Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor
A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature...

by William W. Snowden,Lydia Howard Sigourney,Emma Catherine Embury

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1841
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes music.

The Ladies' Companion

The Ladies' Companion
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1841
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

by Wayne Flynt

  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 2011-09-02
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0817317546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wayne Flynt tells the story of his life and his courageous battles against an indifferent or hostile power structure with modesty but always with honesty. In doing so he tells us the story of how Alabama institutions really are manipulated, and why we should care.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)