Say Something Back

Author: Denise Riley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144727038X
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
View: 4045
Say Something Back will allow readers to see just why the name of Denise Riley has been held in such high regard by her fellow poets for so long. The book reproduces A Part Song, a profoundly moving document of grieving and loss, and one of the most widely admired long poems of recent years. Elsewhere these poems become a space for contemplation of the natural world and of physical law, and for the deep consideration of what it is to invoke those who are absent. But finally, they extend our sense of what the act of human speech can mean - and especially what is drawn forth from us when we address our dead. Lyric, intimate, acidly witty, unflinchingly brave, Say Something Back is a deeply moving book by one of our finest poets, and one destined to introduce Riley's name to a wide new readership.

If Only I’D Said Something!

Author: Anne-Marie Mitchell
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504377516
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 9539
Fourteen-year-old Sam Wilson goes to school every dayalone and full of dread. Facing the school bully Nick and his gang is terrifying enough to make every day painful, whether its from getting shoved to the ground or from the emotional trauma of being Nicks victim. One by one, other students begin to stand up to Nick. With a new friend or two, life is getting better for Sam. But Sams biggest hurdle is facing the shame of being bullied. Its just too hard to tell anyone about whats happening, so Sam hides the bruises and cuts that desperately need tending. With injuries that seem to get more severe each time Sam crosses Nicks path, it becomes harder and harder to hide the truth from teachers, doctors, and family. Sam needs help. But how do you ask for help when youve been hiding something for so long? Sam holds out hope for a father who has been absent since his parents split years ago. But what Sam really wants to do is face the problem alone. When Nick injures Sam so badly life-saving surgery is required, a girl in class exposes the bully, and things finally change for good. If Only Id Said Something! is a lovingly crafted story about how a young student overcomes the school bully once and for all.

Backstory Preaching

Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft
Author: Lisa Cressman
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814645380
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 4752
Instead of being a dour task on the checklist, what if the process of homily prep renewed you? Instead of feeling insecure about your message, what if your skills made you confident to preach a consistently clear message of Good News, authentic to you, relevant to your listeners, holding their attention and inviting transformation? Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft shows you how. By integrating your life and spirituality with the practical skills necessary for effective preaching, you can move beyond the boredom, stress, or insecurity of preaching so it is no longer you who preach but Christ who preaches in you. By connecting with God in the midst of your sermon prep, the Gospel will be spread deeper and further. God’s joy—and yours—will be made complete.

Lee Ming

a DEAD(ish) Allsorts short
Author: Naomi Kramer
Publisher: Naomi Kramer
Category: Fiction
Page: 18
View: 1863
Linda wakes up to an elderly Chinese woman standing next to her bed - one who doesn't seem to speak a word of English. Now she has to figure out who the woman is, and what the hell she's doing in Linda's bedroom. If you've ever wondered what happened between DEAD(ish) books, then the DEAD(ish) Allsorts series of short stories is perfect for you. Each fills in a gap between the DEAD(ish) books, and sheds some light on what goes on when there are no mysteries to solve. Lee Ming is a short story, approximately 4500 words in length.

Diamonds Are Not Always a Girl’S Best Friend

Author: Lema Long
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147710657X
Category: Fiction
Page: 233
View: 984
When Brooklyn native Kennedy Owens moves to Orlando, Florida, her six best friends follow. The seven girls are enjoying their new life down south but are also dealing with a myriad of unpleasant life circumstances. Luckily, they have each other to lean on every step of the way. Unfortunately, there is an old friend back home in New York who isnt so much a friend but someone who wishes she were living the girls lives instead of her own. Despite the fact that she stays behind in Brooklyn, Diamond Robinson begins to cause trouble for the seven friends. Its bad enough that she sets out to win Skys husband, Fuji. But when Diamond hatches a plan to teach Portia what it means to live in the real world, she has taken it one step too far.

Peace of Mind

Becoming Fully Present
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1937006484
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
View: 8048
We can’t heal with our minds alone. Thinking can be something productive and creative, but without integrating body and mind, much of our thinking is useless and unproductive. In Peace of Mind, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that integrating body and mind is the only way to be fully alive in each moment, without getting lost in our thoughts while walking, cooking, driving, and going about our everyday lives. Only by cultivating a mindful body and an embodied mind can we be fully alive. Bringing together ancient wisdom and contemporary thinking, Thich Nhat Hanh says it's like hardware and software—if you don't have both, you can't do anything. Peace of Mind provides a foundation for beginning mindfulness practices and understanding the principles of mind/body awareness. By learning how our physical body and mind are inseparable in creating our own perceptions and experiences we can begin to trust and nourish our ability to create well-being.

Girl Talk

Boys, Bullies & Body Image
Author: Dr Carol Langlois
Publisher: Christine F. Anderson
ISBN: 0692294848
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 134
View: 5229
Katie is dying to fit in. Literally. She’s a bulimic high school freshman who drinks and hangs out with the mean girls. Maybe you know someone like her? Or there’s Cindy, a high school junior who acts like everything is always OK. She plays three sports, earns straight A’s, and parties on the weekends, but also she struggles with depression, perfectionism, and addiction. Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image is a book about teens designed specifically for a teen audience. It’s a compilation of 10 teen girls’ powerful and all-too-familiar stories. Dr. Carol also examines each girl’s situation and provides practical advice on how all teens can take control of their life and RAISE (Resilience, Attitude, Independence, Self-Respect and Empowerment) their self-esteem.


Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 155469728X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 128
View: 9604
When his stepfather, Phil, is shot dead in an apparent robbery, David becomes the prime suspect. Where was David that night, and what does he know about Phil? David has figured out the truth about his stepfather, and the day his kid brother died. What will it take for him to tell? And how did he know?

I Am Safe

Spiritual Concept Book and Self Programing
Author: Lonny Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120240
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 177
View: 4043
Book into print has always been a dream of mine; I orginally thought it would not happen, but time and persistance ~ Prevails, and it finally has come about. I feel more comfortable releasing a spiritual concept book. For it may not say everything that I want it to, especially all in one book, but it covers a variety of thoughts that come to mind and to let you know that it will be alright, and we can get things done, with in us first. Eventually I will release Book 2, when complete. ADD ON - I believe I Am Safe Compliments Your Current Thoughts of Positive Or Release, thru Affirmations and To show you, You Or I "CAN" DO! and Wonderfully Make Things Happen! ~ That is My Goal, that is My Concept. It is to Inspire & Be Uplifting as often as We or I can in this Wonderful Work World ~ That We Wonderful Live & Work & Play & Be! ~ ~ thank you ~

Getting Played

African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence
Author: Jody Miller
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814756973
Category: Self-Help
Page: 292
View: 6183
"Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences for many African American girls living in poor urban neighborhoods. In Getting Played, Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of how inextricably linked such violence is to their daily lives. Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to how urban neglect and gender inequality coalesce to structure girls' risks for gendered violence. Her analysis shows how young women struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain despite vastly inadequate social and institutional support."--Back cover.

A Remarkable Case of Burglary

Author: H. R. F. Keating
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448201365
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 6641
First published in 1975, A Remarkable Case of Burglary tells of Val Leary, who is handsome, charming and broke. On the morning of April Fools' Day 1871, while walking through one of London's wealthiest districts, he notices a young maidservant scrubbing the steps of 53 Northbourne Park Villas. In that instant he conceives the idea for a remarkable case of burglary. The set-up seems perfect, but chance intervenes in a succession of coincidences that place the jewels further and further beyond the reach of Val and his cronies - until... Set in the Upstairs, Downstairs world of Victorian England, this is an ingenious and gripping tale by the acknowledged master of the English crime novel.

Shadow Spell

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698140273
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3526
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the second novel in a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken… A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves… Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch Blood Magick From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Stories

Author: Ring Lardner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673849
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2224
This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Say It Ain't So

Author: La Jill Hunt
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622861191
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9808
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. The Sensual Seductress, video vixen Paisley Lawrence, and The Prince of Praise, gospel singer Warren Cobb—what an unlikely pair! The media is in a frenzy, and so is Warren's wife, when the two are involved in a near fatal car accident. While the gossipmongers are speculating on what Paisley and Warren were doing together, Paisley is busy wondering who is stalking her and why. All hell breaks loose and the rumors start to fly; lives are threatened, and the truths are untold in a drama-filled tale that could only come from the imagination of La Jill Hunt.

Deep Death

Dark Salvation
Author: Edwin Lopez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453547894
Category: Fiction
Page: 534
View: 8109
A holy man named Santo Ramirez Man Of Light, along with his best friend/brother Ladan Summers, is reunited in a cause that will need the two of them to save the world. The fighting is a mix of Western, Free style, Samurai style, and ridiculous out of control power struggles you can only dream of. There is also cursing, blood, gore, and violence. Travel along with Santo and Ladan as they try to uncover the truth about, who Blood is? Why are mysterious dark events taking place? And why is everything going wrong? As a chosen descendent of God and his personal agent, it’s Santo’s mission to eliminate all evil that disturbs the balance of life and God’s plan that can’t be stopped. However that doesn’t stop the Dark Angel Lucifer from trying to escape from hell and use mankind against the world. What will be the conclusion of this epic story? What will happen to Santo and Ladan? And will the world be taken over by Lucifer or will God keep what rightfully belongs to him?

The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919

Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804729635
Category: Fiction
Page: 631
View: 9501
An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."

Haole Boy

The Adoption of Diversity
Author: Lanakila Michael Achong
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440108315
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 1505
When Michael Wester was just three years old, his mother punched him in the face and broke his nose. When he was five years old, three of his front teeth were knocked out. He spent the first ten years of his life learning how to survive an abusive and drugged-out mother. But Michael overcame the pain, fear, and hatred of those first years; Haole Boy is his personal story of how he fulfilled his dreams and now enjoys a good life. Author Lanakila Michael Achong reveals how he survived his brutal childhood and experienced unconditional love and acceptance at the age of eighteen when he was adopted by a multicultural family. He tells of his interest in sports, his graduation from high school, his career in law enforcement, and his immersion in the Hawaiian culture. Inspired to tell his story after having a child of his own, Achong delivers an emotional story that reveals the strength of the human spirit. It is a story about achieving self-worth and the ability to love and accept love in return. With photos included, Haole Boy demonstrates the irrefutable strength of love and how it can change someones life forever.

Forward Progress

Author: Todd Skaggs
ISBN: 0578061635
Category: Football
Page: 161
View: 4039
Who else wants to get noticed, move up and improve your football officiating? Forward Progress delivers proven methods from top college and pro football officials on how to get to the top of this avocation.

The World on Edge: Conflict Rising

Author: Tyler Humphries
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491850671
Category: Fiction
Page: 90
View: 1793
Private Taylor McElroy is a brand new eighteen-year-old infantry soldier in the Ocian Army. While on a humanitarian aid mission in the desert country Terrah, he and his unit are greeted by an unexpected visitor. Thrown completely off guard, the Ocians soldiers soon find themselves in a fight against an enemy they never expected they'd have. Over the next few months, these men discover that a threat far greater than anything the world has seen yet is emerging; politics and diplomacy isn't enough. Teamwork, sacrifice, and patriotism are the only factors that decide the fate of a world on edge.

The Tangierman's Lament

and Other Tales of Virginia
Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813937205
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 7422
Go where the story is--that’s one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even spelunked--a singular path through Virginia. He has also stopped and listened. This collection brings together some twenty Virginia tales wherein hardship is revealed as tragedy, and humor appears as uncanny, illuminating strangeness. The Pulitzer-nominated title story takes us to the Chesapeake island of Tangier, home to a Methodist enclave over two hundred years old, with an economy almost wholly dependent on the blue crab. The gradual exodus of the island’s young people and the dwindling crab hauls point to an inevitable extinction that finds a dramatic metaphor in the erosion of the island itself, which is literally disappearing beneath its inhabitants’ feet. An epic piece of reporting, "When the Rain Came" revisits the August night in 1969 when Hurricane Camille descended on Nelson and Rockbridge counties, bringing with it a deluge of nearly Biblical proportions that killed 151 people. It was later characterized by the Department of the Interior as "one of the all-time meteorological anomalies in the United States." Swift looks beyond the extraordinary numbers to find the individual stories, told to him by the people who still remember the trembling floorboards and rain too heavy to see, or even breathe, through. Other stories include a nerve-wracking inside look at the Pentagon on the morning of 9/11, the travails of a failed novelist turned folk-art demigod, an account of a 1929 Scott County tornado (deemed the deadliest in Virginia history), and a profile of Nelson County swami Master Charles, who boasts a corps of meditative followers, a mountain retreat in Nellysford, and an incomplete resume. Each piece reconfirms Virginia as a land uncommonly rich in stories--and Earl Swift as one of its most perceptive and tireless chroniclers.