My Shorts Straight Up With A Twist
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|Author||: Harold L. Krainin|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
As a child, physically I was considered a “late bloomer.” I understand that may have some health benefits. However, I’m totally not at all certain what benefits may be befitting a person who starts “authoring” at sixty-eight years of age, except the newfound excitement and fulfillment of creating. I am blessed to be able to do so; and doubly so, if you, the reader, find some enjoyment therefrom. Before departing this page, I would like to carve out my gratitude to Sam Koeppel for his wonderful editing and to Rick Esposito for artistic endeavors in rendering the cover of my book.
|Author||: Har L. Krainin|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
In reading stories, does brevity and being succinct appeal to you? How about endings in the O”Henry mode? Surprises and breath taking! Well, dig in. The author has a collection of real short stories, that you can finish easily without constantly having to shift a bookmark. Just perfect for leaving an 800 page book at home, with constant interruptions and trying to pick up the pieces so many times. Humor, intrigue, suspense and POW! an ending you didn't see coming. Perfect for gift giving to a health hindered person who neither has the patience, desire or interest in plowing through encyclopedic tomes. Here's what Joe Franklin wrote in his review of the book: “Your descriptive material is so clever, terse and a pleasure to read. However the roller coaster ride you move the reader on takes your breath away as you slam us into a sudden surprise ending. In just a few words, I think the book is a triumph and in the O.Henry mode golden standard for short stories.”
|Author||: Ginna Gray|
Years ago, Joe Connally married Olivia Jones because it was the right thing to do. But when they lost the baby, there seemed to be no need to carry on the charade. Olivia put her broken heart on a shelf and set out to leave her past, and its pain, behind. As an interior designer, Olivia is just beginning to make her mark and has won the coveted job of restoring Mallenegua, a massive stone mansion situated on a private island off the coast of South Carolina. But unexpectedly she comes face-to- face with the husband she loved and lost—the project architect is Joe Connally. While the passion still lingers, so does the hurt and the fierce hostility of his scheming family, who will do anything to drive Olivia away. When strange things begin to happen at the old mansion, Olivia is drawn into a deadly scheme that could ultimately cost her her life.
|Author||: Dacia Maraini|
|Editor||: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press|
In this short story collection, Dacia Moraini explores the vexing, tragic, and often humorous experiences of women living in modern urban Italy. With a style as lean as Samuel Beckett's, and a love of the absurd that rivals Eugene Ionesco, Maraini's stories are both poignant and wickedly funny. The writer's ironic lens zooms in to examine sexual relations, working conditions, women's issues, and family dynamics, illuminating the lives of an entire generation. With classic existential angst, Maraini's characters are often profoundly dissatisfied with their situations, but also ill-equipped to initiate any real change. Originally published as Mio marito in 1968, this is the first English translation of My Husband.
|Author||: Tina Saxon|
|Editor||: Tina Saxon|
They say there are five stages of grief. I fought and struggled through three before the demons inside swallowed me whole. With nothing left, I became a shell of my old self and shut the door to my past. In a new city with a new name, I finally moved on to a new stage. This time, it came with spotlights and screaming fans. What I didn't expect was the dangers it brought with it. And the one man from my past who’s off-limits has a hero complex. He’s been hired to keep me safe and doesn’t play by any rules except his. Now, I’m trying to stay alive, and guard my heart from the man who thinks limits are made to be broken. This can be read as a standalone but the preferred reading order is: Twist of Fate Trilogy (Fate Hates, Fate Heals, Fate Loves) and then Twisted Wings.
|Author||: John Scott Shepherd|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
After catching his father with another woman, only to have him die the next day, the son of an aristocratic, politically connected family struggles to come to terms with his father's actions and his own identity while dealing with his anger, resentment, betrayal, and grief. By the author of Henry's List of Wrongs. Original.
|Editor||: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press|
Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations cover the entire twentieth century. The first family, Pearl McKenzie, Pauline Coulthard and Charlene Tree are a mother, daughter and granddaughter of the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Range in South Australia. The second family consists of Bernie Sound, her neice Valerie Bourne and Valerie's daughter, Brandi McLeod - Sechelt women from British Columbia, Canada. They talk to G.
|Author||: Beth Luneke|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
This is the story of Rebecca, an adventuresome and spirited fifth grader who's fallen on tough times and is fighting her way through the chaos of her parents' divorce. Will Jude, the older, free and fun-loving friend lead her astray? Will Bryony, her dear and true best friend, keep her grounded? Or will a new friend from church, Ruthie, be able to steer her to safety? Read on to find out! But Rebecca's challenge is not so different than the challenges young ladies face every day. As you go on this journey with Rebecca, you can take a journey of exploration for yourself, about yourself! Use the study guide at the end of the book to learn something new and wonderful about you! And you'll probably find a little help along the way. Now, jump in and watch as the interweaving of three friends in Rebecca's life unfolds!
|Author||: Barry Gibbons|
|Editor||: Infinite Ideas|
Pushing doors marked pull covers three periods in the life of ex-Burger King CEO Barry Gibbons. In the first part of the book, ‘Rebel without a clue’, we meet Barry as a directionless teen in Manchester during the early 1960s. Although the swinging sixties seem to largely bypass him a world is opening up to his generation, and he is not going to miss out. Even if he doesn’t have an instruction manual. Part two, ‘Lord of the files’, catches up with Barry two decades later as he heads to dinner with the Queen on the royal yacht. As chairman of Burger King Barry introduces us to the life of a corporate rock-star, from the glamour of the corporate jet to the inevitable back-stabbing, as well as the fish-out of water trials of a Mancunian in Miami. In ‘Cancer, my arse’, the final part of the book, we find Barry today. As he navigates his way through the physical and emotional trials of cancer diagnosis and treatment he begins to ponder what it is that determines his chances of survival. Is it luck, genetics, medical science or something else – does he have his own unique collection of traits that could make the crucial difference?
|Author||: Bettejane Synott Wesson|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Bold as Brass is a collection of twenty-four stories set in Waterbury, Connecticut, once Brass Capital of the World. All the stories are works of fiction. They are the author's look into long-ago lives, both of her Irish Catholic family and of imagined characters who might have joined them in their daily goings on, in a period of time that stretches from the thirties through the fifties. Whether the characters are swimming at Scovill's Dam on a hot summer day and wondering what is beneath that water or telling stories around the kitchen table on a rainy afternoon, making a pilgrimage to Saint Anne de Beaupre in Canada to request a baby or bearing gifts to a birthday celebration with mixed results, their stories are presented in a way that shows how insightful commonplace occurrences can prove to be. Bold as Brass is the author's second book, deliciously anecdotal, and a true companion to her first book, The View from Cracker Hill, a memoir of 1950s Waterbury. These are stories of working-class people, of whom Betty notes in "Saturday Night Swells," the idea that "ordinary people can have extraordinary moments is a wonderful discovery." The author says, "I echo Betty's sentiment, and I am delighted to share these stories."
|Author||: Debra Borden|
Lucky Me is that rare book that captures—in the vein of Elinor Lipman and Elizabeth Berg—what it really means to be a modern woman. Julie Berman seems to have it all: a beautiful home in suburban New Jersey, a loving husband, a budding career as a freelance journalist, and two great kids. To the outside world, her life is perfect—little do they know that behind the façade, Julie is beginning to feel like her world is falling apart. Among her worries is a nagging fear that she’s turning into her mother—just as neurotic, just as crazy, and just as consumed by appearances. Then there’s the handsome, charming, and quite single editor at the local newspaper who has definitely taken a liking to her . . . which wouldn’t be a problem if he wasn’t so tempting. Add to that her moody, monosyllabic teenage son, who may or may not be having sex with a new girlfriend (whom Julie’s not sure she approves of, sex or not). But the final blow to her sanity comes in the form of a phone call from her daughter, who informs Julie of her plans to run off with her boyfriend . . . who’s also her college professor. Lucky Me is a journey into the year when everything seems to come to a head in Julie’s life—and when she realizes that there are some things you can’t control, especially the people you love. Wise, irreverent, tender, and funny, Lucky Me is for every woman who has ever felt—despite her most valiant efforts—less than perfect.
|Author||: Louree Ware|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
This novel is full of Love, Mystery, Deception and heartache. It will make you laugh, and sometimes cry. The heroin in this story is Shelleen Porter. She didn't wait until she was an adult to become her brother's keeper. She started when she was just nine years old. This young girl was destined to be a leader. Little Jake was her neighbor, and because he had polio, and walked different from most twelve year olds, and talked different, some children had the tendency to pick at him in some way. But not when Shelleen was around. One evening she had detention, which meant she had to stay after school for an hour. When she got home her sister told her that Morey had pushed Little Jake down. She went to Jake's house, got him and proceeded to Morey's house. When his Mom answered the door. Shelleen told her she needed to see Morey. His mother asked her the reason. She told her she came to beat his butte for pushing Jake down. Morey's mother, shocked and surprised, said that if he needed punishing she was the one to do it. Shelleen said well go ahead and punish him, because if she didn't she was going to get him going to school tomorrow morning, or at school, or coming home from school tomorrow afternoon. Because Shelleen believed she should look after her neighbors and her friends, she had the reputation of being a troublemaker. Her mother had to constantly visit her school. This went on all through elementary school and into high school. One of her most troubling times in high school was when she got a baseball bat to beat seven guys who had raped five girls in her classroom. In the eleventh grade, Shelleen and her sister Greta coned there way into an adult nightclub. There she met Lou Buckbinder. They fell in love. Hence, began a long love story. She was seventeen, he was twenty-six years old. This would end up being one of the most controversial love stories you have ever read. Lou was a married man, whose wife took their daughter and left home. He was looking for someone to hang with; Shelleen was looking for her first love. While she had a lot of self-control issues, he had friends he was concerned about that had many problems. Johnny his best friend was married to a woman that had turned out to be a drunken alcoholic. David had an ex-girlfriend that was pretending to be pregnant in order to get money from him. His sister-in-law, Shandon was one of the five girls who were raped by seven guys. She was being investigated, because two of those guys had been mysteriously killed. She was a suspect in their murders. Lou was a college graduate who wanted to build a real estate business. That was his goal. Now, he had a girl friend that was constantly having problems that was affecting him and his work. In Shelleen's second year of college she was enticed into having a sex act with another girl. Afterwards, she felt dirty and ashamed, and then she attempted suicide. Lou coached her into letting it go. After this incident, she began to change. Her whole attitude and outlook on life changed. She started making good grades, and kept an A average throughout the rest of her college experience. When she graduated, she and Lou were supposed to get married, but a strange thing happen. She told Lou that they were going to have to put their marriage on hold for a while. She said she had joined the Army Nurses Corps, and had accepted an assignment in Iraq. When Shelleen was sixteen years old, she said that the most important thing in life to her was, what she could do to make life better for all people. That seemed to be the creed she was living by. Lou was devastated. He felt like the whole world was against him. He finally picked himself up, and started planning for his future without the person he loved more than life itself. Shelleen had been in Iraq a little more than a year when he decided to go there to see her. She told him he shouldn'
|Author||: Anthony McDonald|
|Editor||: Anchor Mill Publishing|
A sensual coming-of-age tale. Adam is a delightful 16-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. At least, that's what his parents think. But there is another side to Adam, as farmer's son Sylvain discoveres when he encounters him alone in a wood. The results are explosive in this passionate tale of teenage love during one long , hot summer in the French countryside.
|Author||: Shel Weissman|
This intriguing and entertaining collection of short stories reveals the complexity of living life without a net. Gritty characters are confronted with overpowering dramatic events that are never seamlessly woven. The reader is drawn into their distinctive frailty and yearning to rise above the clamor and fearlessly face their vulnerabilities and faults. Each story is devotedly crafted with evocative features, endearing people, a sense of place, disjointed relationships, endeavoring to attain acceptance and compassion.
|Author||: Beverley Eveleigh,Mark Turner|
|Editor||: Marble City Publishing|
Two voices. Two killers. Two stories. Once they both fought for freedom but now the quest for revenge has set them on a collision course. Who can be trusted? Betrayal begets betrayal and when their dance of death begins no one is safe. Paid assassin Alice Lombardi (aka Halo) confronts her past and goes head to head with a man prepared to go to extremes in the name of vengeance.
|Author||: Staci Hart|
|Editor||: Staci Hart Novels|
Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice. Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted. West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more. That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.
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|Author||: Charles Dickens|
This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers - Oliver Twist - Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop . - Barnaby Rudge - Martin Chuzzlewit - Dombey and Son - David Copperfield - Bleak House - Hard Times - Little Dorrit - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - Our Mutual Friend - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
|Author||: Terra Elan McVoy|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When teenaged sisters Daisy, Violet, and Calla spend their last summer together at Camp Callanwolde, the decisions they make--both good and bad--bring challenges to their relationship as well as opportunities to demonstrate their devotion to one another.
|Author||: Lucia Franco|
|Editor||: Lucia Franco|
Rocked to her core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She’s aware of what she’s up against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one last chance, and despite her doctor’s orders, Adrianna struggles harder than ever to achieve her dream. Tired and torn, Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable to stand by as she continues to endanger herself, he surrenders to what he wants most, even if it means losing himself in the process. As Adrianna fights for her life, Kova battles for them both. No one is left unscathed as they succumb to their darkest hunger. Passions reignite and their actions grow bolder, creating an endless link between them. Once is a mistake. Twice is reckless. Three times is a choice. But this time they may have gone too far.