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If I Had My Druthers

If I Had My Druthers PDF
Author: Terri Austin Chiles
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059539227X
Size: 54.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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On July 20, 1995, author Terri Austin Chiles received a call at work that she had been dreading-her mother, Amanda, is dying. Amanda Fouther, a poor African American girl from Birmingham, Alabama, lived in a shack with her parents and seven siblings. Though she had very little going for her except charm, wit, and incredible good looks, she used these attributes to win a statewide beauty contest and college scholarship. This would be the first of many steps on a path filled with astonishing successes and devastating failures. But Amanda earned her doctorate degree and raised three children, including Chiles, who became a prominent Wall Street attorney. As Chiles endures a painful divorce and struggles to maintain financial stability, she makes sure that the well-being of her children is her highest priority. Drawing on everything she learned from her mother, Chiles obtains a small but affordable apartment and enrolls her children in the best school in Manhattan. Through all of life's difficulties, it is the values and lessons instilled by Chiles's mother that give her the strength to keep going. This captivating memoir includes letters and journal entries that provide a poignant tribute to Amanda's memory. "This captivating memoir will move you to tears."-Nick Chiles and Denene Miller, the best selling authors of What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know A daughter's love for her mother has never been portrayed with more passion, more joy, more love. It will move you.-Roy S. Johnson, writer

Holy Spirit Inspired Poetry

Holy Spirit   Inspired Poetry PDF
Author: Carol J. Allen
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1664217371
Size: 57.57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 268
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This book contains much of the poetry written to accompany the weekly sermons at Willow River Baptist Church of Houston under Pastor Al Cabrera. It contains poems written over several years. Pastor Cabrera gave me the sermon scriptures each week to write a related poem to print in the bulletin. Many poems came to me in the middle of the night, and I would quickly rise to put them on paper. Only the Holy Spirit could allow me the words to write.

Maggot Brain Dreams Soliloquies Of Saturn

Maggot Brain Dreams  Soliloquies of Saturn PDF
Author: Cameron C. Duncan
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1683946987
Size: 14.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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This is a tale of one man's quest to quench an agonizing thirst for sanity and solace. The phenomenally flawed John Robe finds himself at a crossroads battling his conscience and his destiny. With his sacrifices only knowing shortcomings and his hope fading under the passing seasons, John wields and evades the dagger of ambition. For all that is uncertain was once unknown, inspirations root from love and friendship amongst fields overgrown. This is a story of a man and his pen, in desperate need of an epic song and a better friend.

Hearings

Hearings PDF
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
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Size: 27.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Languages : en
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The Ultimate Witch

The Ultimate Witch PDF
Author: Byron Preiss
Publisher: ibooks
ISBN: 1596876786
Size: 47.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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In this haunting and provocative collection, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legends and lore of witches and witchcraft. From Dean Koontz’s tale of a witch’s revenge on a purse-snatcher to Jane Yolen’s story of sorcery in old Scotland, from S.P. Somtow’s eerie look at Magic in modern-day Hollywood to Tanith Lee’s story of enchantment in an exotic land—here are spectacular stories transcending time and place. Stories by Various Authors Introduction by Philip José Farmer Cover art by Bruce Jensen Illustrations by Lars Hokanson

The Dakota Winters

The Dakota Winters PDF
Author: Tom Barbash
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471128415
Size: 49.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family drama, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination. ‘Conjures a gritty, populous, affectionate portrait of 1979 New York City’ Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach It’s the fall of 1979 when 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota Building in New York City. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. "The first great novel of 2019"? GQ ‘Deft, funny, touching, and sharply observed, a marvel of tone, and a skillful evocation of a dark passage in the history of New York City, when all the fearful ironies of the world we live in now first came stalking into view’ Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow 'It spins and dazzles. And holds on tenaciously to the human heart.' Providence Journal 'In Tom Barbash’s The Dakota Winters, you can practically hear Lennon’s signature cackle, feel the tickle of his ponytailed hair, smell the salt air.' The Washington Post ‘This is a crazily charming novel … I wanted to begin a new life in these pages, with these characters. I wanted to trade worlds with them. This is a wise and seductive story that feels truer than true, as only the very finest fiction does’ Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air “Seamlessly mingling historical figures with invented ones, Tom Barbash conjures a gritty, populous, affectionate portrait of 1979 New York City: the site of his subtly captivating paean to filial love.” (Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach )? “Excellent…. At its heart, this is a story about family bonds and a pivotal time in New York.” (Rolling Stone)

Gofer Rabinowitz

Gofer Rabinowitz PDF
Author: Hildi Gesoff
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 143491836X
Size: 50.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 198
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Gofer Rabinowitz: Cullers - Mudes - Phealings by Hildi Gesoff The author, Hildi Gesoff, is an accomplished practitioner of the arts, an unassuming literary artist who can convey her enthusiasm for the arts in quite a vibrant way. Read on and share with her this passion and love for the literary arts. Let her compendium of poetry fill your hearts and minds of the joys and wonders of the written word. About the Author Hildi Gesoff is a composer/lyricist, poet, and artist originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Macungie where she

Without Reason

Without Reason PDF
Author: Ann Port
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483489663
Size: 26.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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The summer before Eleanor Chandler’s senior year in college, she spends an unforgettable week near Beynac-et-Cazenac, a medieval French town in the Perigord region of Southwestern France. As she explores the crumbled ruins of the mighty fortresses, the ancient bastides, and the medieval abbeys, Ellie feels a strange connection to a place so familiar, yet so far removed from her experiences. Two years after returning home to California, still haunted by memories of the Perigord, Ellie gives up teaching and enrolls in McGill University to study archeology. Completing three years of study, she eagerly returns to the area that captured her imagination, this time to complete her doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Jean Oresme, an expert on Medieval life in the region. Without Reason is a gripping tale of a woman who, while looking toward the future, must answer questions about her past. The reader will join Ellie and Charles as they try to solve a mystery in an unforgettable land—the Perigord.