Strangely Wonderful

Author: Karen
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1934755362
Size: 45.22 MB
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Strangely Wonderful from the Author: Karen. Along with his pirate crew, captain Tomaj Balashazy rules the Madagascar coast from his tropical plantation?a fortress built to defend against the enemies he?s made cruising the Indian Ocean. But when the American naturalist Dagny Ravenhurst falls into Balashazy?s lagoon during an expedition seeking a dreaded and mystical species of lemur, it spells the end of the temporary peace on the island. Ravenhurst is beholden to the French industrialist Paul Boneaux?who enjoys a monopoly over the island's manufacturing and commerce?and needs his patronage to survive. When the two adversaries, Balashazy and Boneaux, are pitted against each other, the island boils with blood, and only one will emerge triumphant.

Strangely Wonderful

Author: James Barrett Rodehaver
ISBN: 0989789322
Size: 17.99 MB
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Strangely Wonderful from the Author: James Barrett Rodehaver. This first collection of 112 passionate, raw, thought-provoking poems is just a small selection from the library that the brilliant, brutally honest and prolific poet James Barrett Rodehaver has written in his lifetime. His words illustrate absolute fearlessness in self-discovery, his journey to find faith, and his relentless championing of hope for a better country and world. His poems span a wide chronology of growth and self-evolution, of despair and victory, of his hatred for injustice and his love of artists and poets. As a member of the LGBT community, he makes sure his readers know where he stands on equality and love. As a disabled man with a rare progressive bone disease, he uniquely understands the pain we all go through on our journey, and that poetry is how all of us can turn pain into triumph. He chronicles his sufferings, his hopeful outlook, and his questions to God about why he is the way he is, with poetry that renders the soul bare. He is a survivor of not only a disability and near-death, but of family crisis and the foster care system. Yet despite all of this, his world view, though bitter at times, still remains that of a dreamer. He presents to us many faces, and yet, all of them are one: the revolutionary, the fighter, the witty and hilarious dirty-minded poet, and the sensual lover. His poetry shows us his true soul, and this impressive collection of his lets us in on a man of kindness, integrity and conscience. It is as much yours as it is his, and he has put his full heart and soul into every page. Read it, share it, cherish it, and know that you, as well, are strangely wonderful!

Weird Homes

Author: David J. Neff with Chelle Neff
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510723633
Size: 53.83 MB
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Weird Homes from the Author: David J. Neff with Chelle Neff. Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why the founders of the Weird Homes TourTM began their strange and wonderful journey. Three years later, they’ve opened the doors and unlatched the windows of dozens of Texas’s strangest homes for thousands of onlookers. Why? To show that design really has no boundaries. And that we would rather neighbors be strange than be strangers. Like many other communities around the world, Austin can be fun, irreverent, outside the box, innovative, dynamic, proud, strange, and so much more. You just need to know where to look. This gorgeous book features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the Weird Homes Tour. Page by page, we proudly present these homes and the weird people who live in them, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. From grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, you’re guaranteed to find something that will inspire design changes in your own home.

Monkeyshines On Strange And Wonderful Facts

Author: Phyllis Goldman
Publisher: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780962090028
Size: 79.84 MB
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Monkeyshines On Strange And Wonderful Facts from the Author: Phyllis Goldman. Monkeyshines on Strange & Wonderful Facts, 98 page volume of fascinating facts & miscellany, interesting reference alternative, illus. 8.95 plus 1.00 p/h (ISBN 0-9620900-2-6). Also available, Monkeyshines on the United States Presidents (Games, Puzzles & Trivia) illus., 98p. Interesting, informative & enjoyable view of the lives & work of the first 40 U.S. Presidents 12.95 plus 1.00 p/h (ISBN 0-9620900-1-8).

The Inside Of The Cup

Author: Gerald C. “Jeb” Monge
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477295593
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The Inside Of The Cup from the Author: Gerald C. “Jeb” Monge. The Inside of the Cup is a daily devotional. Its purpose is to help the reader gain a greater understanding of the Gospel according to Mark and to nurture his/her faith. There was great confusion about what it meant that Jesus is the Messiah. The long-standing conception of the Messiah was that he would bring in a new age of King David. The people longed for a political emancipator and glorious ruler. Instead Jesus was a commoner. He was vulnerable. That is the great meaning of the Incarnation which even the Twelve disciples did not realize until after Jesus’ resurrection. What does it mean that Jesus is the Christ? What does it mean in your life that he is your Messiah? Jeb deals with questions like these, and the discussions lead to broadening and strengthening your faith.

Mistress Of The Damned And Death In Her Arms Two Tales Of Murder And Passion

Author: Charles Nuetzel
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0809500116
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Mistress Of The Damned And Death In Her Arms Two Tales Of Murder And Passion from the Author: Charles Nuetzel. Some people are born killers: they deal out death without thought beyond their own selfish needs. These monsters feed on the bodies of their victims, for they are the merchants of death! Two short novels of demanding women and dangerous men, all determined to have their way at any price!

Lincoln In The Bardo

Author: George Saunders
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 081299535X
Size: 63.71 MB
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Lincoln In The Bardo from the Author: George Saunders. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end? Praise for Lincoln in the Bardo “A luminous feat of generosity and humanism.”—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review “A masterpiece.”—Zadie Smith “Ingenious . . . Saunders—well on his way toward becoming a twenty-first-century Twain—crafts an American patchwork of love and loss, giving shape to our foundational sorrows.”—Vogue “Saunders is the most humane American writer working today.”—Harper’s Magazine “The novel beats with a present-day urgency—a nation at war with itself, the unbearable grief of a father who has lost a child, and a howling congregation of ghosts, as divided in death as in life, unwilling to move on.”—Vanity Fair “A brilliant, Buddhist reimagining of an American story of great loss and great love.”—Elle “Wildly imaginative”—Marie Claire “Mesmerizing . . . Dantesque . . . A haunting American ballad.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Exhilarating . . . Ruthless and relentless in its evocation not only of Lincoln and his quandary, but also of the tenuous existential state shared by all of us.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “It’s unlike anything you’ve ever read, except that the grotesque humor, pathos, and, ultimately, human kindness at its core mark it as a work that could come only from Saunders.”—The National