A frightened girl bangs on a door. A man answers. From the moment he invites her in his world will never be the same again. She tells him about her family, and their strange life in the show home of an abandoned housing estate: the long, blistering days spent sunbathing; the airless nights filled with inexplicable noises; the words that appear on the windows, written in dust. Where is her family now? Is she telling the truth? And can the man be trusted?
During the twentieth century, the southwestern corner of Australia was cleared for intensive agriculture. In the space of several decades, an arc from Esperance to Geraldton-an area of land larger than England-was cleared of native flora for the farming of grain and livestock. Today, satellite maps show a sharp line ringing Perth. Inside that line, tan-colored land is the most visible sign from space of human impact on the planet. Where once there was a vast mosaic of scrub and forest, there is now the Western Australian wheatbelt. Tony Hughes-d'Aeth examines the creation of the wheatbelt through its creative writing. Some of Australia's most well-known and significant writers-Albert Facey, Peter Cowan, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Elizabeth Jolley, and John Kinsella-wrote about their experience of the wheatbelt. Each gives insight into the human and environmental effects of this massive-scale agriculture. Albert Facey records the hardship and poverty of small-time selection in Australia. Dorothy Hewett makes the wheatbelt visible as an ecological tragedy. Jack Davis shows us an Aboriginal experience of the wheatbelt. Through examining these writings, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth demonstrates the deep value of literature in understanding the human experience of geographical change. [Subject: Non-Fiction, Environmental Studies, Agricultural Studies, Literary Criticism]
Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.
King David has an important role in the Old and New Testaments and huge impact on the nation of Israel. The Father witnessed and said about David, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart.” (Acts 13:22) The Lord Jesus, Son of David, witnessed, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying ...” (Matthew 22:43) The Holy Bible said about him, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him.” (1 Samuel 16:18) A great man like that, who went through a lot in his life from being uncounted among his brothers to become a king of all Israel, who experienced distress, joy, victory, defeat, with a heart after God’s heart—it is worthy to know how he, by the Holy Spirit, expressed all these feelings and put them in the psalms. This book will search that heart to bring out of his treasure things new and old. (Matthew 13:52)
[Menage Amour: Erotic Sci-Fi Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/F] Tara Wilson's boring life takes a terrifying turn when her neighbor, a man she barely knows, bursts into her home yelling that "they" are coming. She wakes to find herself tethered to a wall in a pitch-black room. How did she get a starring role in the man's delusions? Terrified, Tara hopes for an ally when a different man enters the room and tries to calm her down with his limited understanding of the English language. John has been quietly protecting Tara from alien abduction for almost a year, but with the enemy closing in, he had no choice but to abduct and hide her from their scans. His lover, Alec, isn't thrilled by John's request to babysit the terrified woman, but it seems to be the only way to keep Tara calm. But when the authorities arrive to rescue Tara, can Alec and John convince her not everything is as it seems? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.
King David has an important role in the Old and New Testaments and huge impact on the nation of Israel. The Father witnessed and said about David, "I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart." (Acts 13:22) The Lord Jesus, Son of David, witnessed, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord, ' saying ..." (Matthew 22:43) The Holy Bible said about him, "Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him." (1 Samuel 16:18) A great man like that, who went through a lot in his life from being uncounted among his brothers to become a king of all Israel, who experienced distress, joy, victory, defeat, with a heart after God's heart-it is worthy to know how he, by the Holy Spirit, expressed all these feelings and put them in the psalms. This book will search that heart to bring out of his treasure things new and old. (Matthew 13:52)
"I have to do something meaningful with my life. I fear to face death and realise that my existence was for nothing, but first I need to be free. Goodbye London, goodbye big job, goodbye my love." Featured on the Huffington Post, VICE Magazine and Business Insider, Time on Earth is a contemporary novel that explores the existential crisis of the millennial generation. It follows Luca, a young and successful advertising creative who has everything that someone is supposed to want nowadays; the girl, the status, and a comfortable life in London. This would be great if it wasn't for his mind, that hates Luca for having become a slut of capitalism. Panic attacks and suicidal thoughts push him to look for a change, leaving his shallow life behind and to embark on a journey into the unknown. It starts with a visit to his old-time friend Jacques, an artist who lives a worry-free, weed-fueled life in Berlin. Maybe he has some answers...
Mother Earth is calling for help, but her children are not listening. The four horsemen of apocalypse are fast approaching, created and driven by our actions and greed. As we think we understand all now when we can wield the four elements: water, earth, air and fire. We have lost the balance of order and chaos, as we have forgotten once again the important intangible elements: harmony, symphony, serenity and love. With four can glory can be shown and with the other four passion achieved, when combined all the peace is found and truth can be discovered. All great civilizations on earth have ended for the same reason, so will the current one, but never so far has there been a global civilization before this one. Our egoism and dualistic thinking will open the path to apocalypse and it will start on December 21, 2012 if we do not stop it! The first question is: to be or not to be? the second is: to do or not to do? the third is: to believe or not to believe? - Chimie In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell Is this the One Male Nostradamus prophecies? Is this the Book of Life? - Somebody From the three water signs will be born a man who will celebrate Thursday as his holiday. His renown, praise, rule and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East. - - Nostradamus - -
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.
Conor O'Callaghan's Live Streaming is a volume of many styles and themes, whether it is the life of a caravan park, an ode to marriage, or a schoolboy empathizing with Petrarch's love for Laura and idolizing a heavyweight boxer. O'Callaghan's typical flair for the contemporary, for the live stream of the virtual, is also abundantly apparent. The centerpiece is the long multi-genre "His Last Legs," which dramatizes the troubled inheritance from his father and finely balances other more condensed and lyrical poems. This volume is an unflinching display of an impressively skillful poet.
In A Couple After God's Own Heart Interactive Workbook, Jim and Elizabeth George build on the content of their book, A Couple After God's Own Heart, to create a companion guide that leads husbands and wives through a fascinating study on God's plan for marriage. Through a unique blend of Bible study material, questions for thought, and "What Can I Do Today?" applications, couples will grow a closer and deeper union as they... learn from the successes and failures of key couples in the Bible discover the essentials to a better marriage participate in discussions designed to stimulate communication with each other set and apply goals that help husbands and wives be all God designed them to be determine how to make the best of the strengths and weaknesses in their relationship This friendly and practical study offers life lessons from a variety of well-known couples in Scripture, and will equip spouses to experience more and more of the incredible bliss only God can bring into a marriage.
A self-proclaimed candy fanatic and lifelong chocoholic traces the history of some of the much-loved candies from his youth, describing the business practices and creative candy-making techniques of some of the small companies.
The man leads a seemingly conventional life. Every morning he leaves his suburban house, and his wife and young daughter, walking past the hissing lawn-sprinklers to the station where people wait for trains that hardly ever come. But the world around him is changing. The summer's heat is so intense that the pavements begin to crack. Railway lines swell and buckle. And now the man realises that he is changing too . . . Full of extraordinary images, The Dream of a Beast is a vision of the beast that perhaps lies inside us all. Its power lingers long beyond its final pages.
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Rick Warren helps readers to discover, develop, and fulfill God's purpose for their lives.
One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,' Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge. Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.
A book of memories and reminiscences of East Harlem from the 1910s thru the 1960s. Photos and stories from Harlem's heyday.