Bring Me Back: A Novel by B. A. Paris: Conversation Starters Ten years ago, Layla and Finn went on vacation. During a stop at a service station, Layla went missing, never to be seen again. Now, Finn is engaged to her sister, Ellen. They came close because of their shared pain over Layla’s disappearance and now they want to be together. But Finn suspects there is more to Ellen that what meets the eye, and, after he starts receiving strange messages from people who claim to have seen Layla alive, he starts to question everything. “Bring Me Back” is a suspense thriller written by B. A. Paris, bestselling author of “The Breakdown” and “Behind Closed Doors”. It was described as an exceptional Hitchcockian novel by Publishers Weekly. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing these unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
"New York Times"--Bestselling author Carr brings fans home to Virgin River in a Christmas story about reuniting with the one person that's hard to forget. Original. Annotation: "New York Times"-bestselling author Carr brings fans home to Virgin River in a Christmas story about reuniting with the one person that's hard to forget. Original.
The million-copy bestselling author returns with a breathtaking thriller – now with exclusive new chapters to see how the story could have ended. This Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller has been updated with bonus chapters from B A Paris showing how she originally planned that ending.
The poems in this collection have been written over a span of several years, and reflect the poet’s responses to experiences and observations of a deep and personal nature; experiences which are sometimes real, sometimes imaginary. They not only explore the intensity of human emotions triggered by spontaneous moments of realization, they also trace the poet’s journey through different realms of exploration of the Self as her growth continues in different continents. The thoughts evoked give voice to the emotions of many who can relate to similar stirrings of the heart. Several of these poems were aired, in the early years, over the Voice of Kenya. Kitheka Mutui, producer of a program “Books and Bookmen”, talked about the ‘echoing void’ expressed in much of the poetry, which ‘demands of us a concerted re-discovery of ourselves and our purpose in life.’
Vitus Adamson is falling apart. As a pre-deceased private investigator, he takes the prescription Atroxipine hourly to keep his undead body upright and functioning. Whenever he is injured, he seeks Niko, a bombshell mortician with bedroom eyes and a way with corpses, to piece him back together. Decomposition, however, is the least of his worries when two clients posing his most dangerous job yet appear at his door looking for their lost son. Vitus is horrified to discover the photo of the couple's missing son is a picture-perfect reproduction of his long dead son. This leads him to question the events of his tormented past; he must face the possibility that the wife and child he believed he murdered ten years ago in a zombie-fugue have somehow survived . . . or is it just wishful thinking designed to pull him into an elaborate trap? Unfolding like a classic film noir mixed with elements of a B-movie, Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell is an imaginative spin on the hard-boiled detective genre and a new twist on the zombie novel. In Vitus Adamson, you will find a protagonist you can care about and invest in as he takes you through his emotional journey of betrayal and quest for redemption. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
In the tradition of Jack Finney's Time and Again, Laura Watt's debut novel Carry Me Back follows one man back in time, this time to revisit the glory days of country music and take a few hard-earned lessons with the King himself--Hank Williams.
"Twenty plus years ago, four powerful revengeful groups took out after me to totally destroy everything I had built our school system to stand for; thirty-five brand new and renovated schools, excellent achievement standing that was tops in our state and above the national average and free from the court order that we had been under since 1965! Today, education has now completely ceased in this school system, schools are falling apart again, they changed the name of our school system to wash away everything I had stood for, did away with my excellent teaching plan that caused us so much success, took my picture off the wall that had stood for eight years, gave away some schools after I had spent millions on, to make them among the best, re-violated the Standing court order that I had completely satisfied and finally, they had me sent to prison for one year for a made up charge that was not true! All this destroyed learning altogether in a school system that had become one of the best in the nation during my leadership as superintendent from 1982-90."
In a volume that has become a standard text in Irish studies, editors Maureen O'Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey thirteen centuries of Irish literature, including old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs and a selection of nineteenth-century prose and poetry. For each author the editors provide a biographical sketch, a brief discussion of how his or her selections relate to a larger body of work, and a selected bibliography. In addition, this new volume also includes a larger sampling of women writers.
This is a fiction/Horror novel about a teenage girl from Bangor, Maine, who goes away with her parents for a summer vacation and is attacked in the the woods of the resort, by an unknown demon. She later discovers that she is pregnant and is confused as to how it happened, because she remembers that she was alone in the woods the night the attack took place. Jocelyn decides to keep her child and notices that she is going through many strange changes with her body. After Opus is born, Jocelyn soon learns that her son is anything but normal. He has a growing rage inside of him that nobody seems to understand. When he gets upset or angry, he cries blood red tears. He has urges to kill and cant seem to control himself enough to stop. After he takes each life, he can not remember what he has done. Jocelyn begins to lose people around her, one by one, either due to their death or because she refuses to do anything about her out of control son, causeing them to walk out of her life. Jocelyn spends most of her time covering up her sons killings and lying for him. She begins to make exuses as to why it is, people they know seem to keep disappearing around them. Over time Jocelyn becomes so obsessed with the notion of her son being, "A good boy", that she too becomes isolated and possessed along with her son. In the end, children are just not strong enough to control their urges, and sometimes parents go too far trying to help them. Sometimes Children are good natured...And sometimes they are just born evil. ~C.A. Almeida
"An arresting account of the contemporary Haitian-American experience." --Publishers Weekly "This novel in short stories will appeal to readers of literary and Caribbean fiction." --Library Journal "Ulysse displaces and redeems her characters with formidable skill, while her precise cuts through all preconceptions....Intense and necessary." --Booklist "Humanity is lost and found in these stories...Ulysse has created a fascinating world of class and cultural distinctions; her stories are engaging." --Kirkus Reviews "Assimilating qualities of Danticat and Alvarez, Ulysse paints a variegated literary tableau, more sociological than psychological or historical, that translates into fiction the reality, as well as the fragility and vivacity, of life for young Haitian American women of few means." --World Literature Today "A superb novel in the form of interconnected short stories that follow Haitian families as they move between time and place, before and after the devastating earthquake of 2010." --Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Summer 2015 Staff Pick "Powerful, piercing and unforgiving...Drifting transcends escapism, materialism and gaudy promises...Ulysse's prosaic brilliance is unmistakable." --Kaieteur News (Guyana) "Captivating and honest....This novel is a win-win for anyone who enjoys character development just as much as plot." --The Review Lab, Columbia College Chicago "Drifting is an intoxicating account of various short stories by Haitian novelist and literary genius Katia D. Ulysse...highly recommended." --Black Star News "Ulysse paints a vivid picture of customs, culture, and experiences. And like the characters, readers are engulfed in a vast array of emotions." --OOSA Online Book Club "A good, worthwhile read." --Book Lust "Katia D. Ulysse has written an engaging debut novel, Drifting....Drawing on rural Haiti, the class system, Vodou and folklore, Ulysse shows how immigrating to the US, while often seen as the only real option, does not always retain or strengthen families or improve one's economic station." --The World is Robert Katia D. Ulysse's debut provides the rare opportunity to peer into the private lives of four secretive Haitian families. The interwoven narrative spans four decades--from 1970 through 2010--and drifts among various provinces in Haiti, the United States, churches, vodun temples, schools, strip clubs, and the grave. Ulysse introduces us to a childless Haitian American couple risking it all for a baby to call their own; a Florida-based predatory schoolteacher threatening students with deportation if they expose him; and the unforgettable Monsieur Boursicault, whose chain of funeral parlors makes him the wealthiest man in Haiti. This daring work of fiction is a departure from the standard narrative of political unrest on the island. Ulysse's characters are everyday people whose hopes for distant success are constantly challenged--but never totally swayed--by the hard realities accompanying the immigrant's journey.
Your child will never be able to sit up, walk, speak, read or write. She will never be able to live independently. Cythomegalovirus is a disease that can destroy brain cells." Such was doctor's verdict about Cindy Gorski's chances. Yet Cindy is living with her physical and mental challenges," as they are formally known. She has grown into a young woman and has overcome all the constraints. And now she has written a book about the challenge she faced and the struggle for a normal life. She always wanted to be a "normal" girl and be accepted as such. And she succeeded! In her autobiography, the reader discovers the familiar sides of a typical teenager who listens to music, hangs out with other girls and argues with her brother. But, at the same time she has been a fighter. From early childhood she has pursued her dreams and her goal of independence. Therapies did help, but above all it has been her incredible will power, and determination to achieve her goals whatever the occasional setbacks. "Whether I am faced with any challenge or whether it's the way I look - that's not for others to judge. Because that's the way I am." A must read
Revelation of the fall: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto The name of the book is called Revelation of the Fallen: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto. The story begins at the end of creation, the end of our lives in this universe and the destruction of them by a being called Eversor. The main character Astrial is a fallen angel telling the story from his perspective beyond the creation of this universe and into a reality where the a Creator of all Creator resides. He was the angel of intelligence and the most high scribe before he fell himself. He takes you through his torment by Evil and how he is forced to chose between these world that he doesn't really belong to. He shares insight into how evil was born and most importantly how everything we think we know about good and evil is really motivated by agendas. He introduces you to the four Eternals that have a lot to with how this story plays out. He then gives you insight into the war in heaven, the fall of the angels and how a small decision by a being led to this obsession with man. He gives you the history of the earth and the makers of mankind and their civilizations that still exist today. He leads you out of the garden of Eden and shows you the very rocky relationship between Adam and eve. Astrial finally leads you into the final wars of mankind when there was ordered a mass exodus from this planet leaving us totally alone.
The Hand of Justice Series started out as one book, The Eye of Zoar – released in e-book format and paperback through Author House in July 2012 as A Rising Darkness. The original story was lost in a move and the re-writing of it resulted in plot changes that expanded the storyline – especially when the ending changed and I lost my main character. Such are the vagaries of fictional worlds I suppose. The norm for characters in this series is bi-sexuality. The main character is, to use the language of his world “slye” he beds only with men. Those readers looking for salacious scenes will probably be disappointed; the sexual nature of the men and women of Zetaria is a fact of life – and even in the use of prostitutes there is respect. The Dread Wolf picks up where A Rising Darkness ends.
Now as to Brigit she was born at sunrise on the first day of the spring, of a bondwoman of Connacht. And it was angels that baptized her and that gave her the name of Brigit, that is a Fiery Arrow. She grew up to be a serving girl the same as her mother. And all the food she used was the milk of a white red-eared cow that was set apart for her by a druid. And everything she put her hand to used to increase, and it was she wove the first piece of cloth in Ireland, and she put the white threads in the loom that have a power of healing in them to this day. She bettered the sheep and she satisfied the birds and she fed the poor.ÊÊ
Introduction by George Bernard Shaw Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can’t buy. “Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language,” according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, “Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens’s abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE