Pam of Babylon

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Suzanne Jenkins

ISBN: 1461135923

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 9379

Pam Smith is a Long Island housewife who spends her weekdays preparing for her husband Jack to return every weekend from the city. Their life is a perfect picture of Americana, a modern Norman Rockwell painting of success, comfort, and the love of family and friends. Then, on a Saturday that seems no different than any other, tragedy strikes and Pam faces the greatest challenge of her previously charmed life. A riveting plot, shocking twists, and almost unbearable tension mark Suzanne Jenkins' debut, a heart-wrenching examination of lives suddenly and irrevocably torn apart. On his routine weekend trip home, Jack has a heart attack on the train and Pam soon finds herself on a trip to identify his body. Theoretically, this should give her some form of closure, but instead it is the moment her life takes an unexpected trip down the rabbit hole of intrigue and past sins come shockingly to life. Pam must confront a series of revelations that unmask a life she realizes she only thought she knew, and the losses and disappointments she discovers give color and understanding to a man markedly different than he appeared. Uncovering secrets and betrayals far worse than her most vivid nightmare, Pam retreats to their meticulous Babylon beach house, the one refuge she has to put the pieces of her life together and move toward ultimate forgiveness.A fascinating, multiple point of view character study about confronting mistakes and omissions in life, Jenkins' novel demonstrates the devastating consequences of our actions and how they can reverberate through generations. But it is through forgiveness that Pam finds redemption and strength, eschewing the option of victimization for one of power and, ultimately, personal peace. Affecting in its fast pacing and spare, evocative prose, Pam of Babylon is a powerful reminder for us all to strive to be better people.

Nächte in Babylon


Author: Daniel Depp

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641056691

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8022

Der perfekte Fall für David Spandau: eine Hollywood-Schauspielerin, deren Karriere einen deutlichen Knick hat, wird von einem Wahnsinnigen verfolgt - und sie denkt sich, dass ein gewaltsamer Tod vielleicht ein guter Abgang wäre. Ihre Schwester sieht das anders, sie heuert Spandau an, der auf sie aufpassen soll. Dummerweise ist sie aber Jurymitglied beim Cannes Filmfestival. Spandau fährt zwar mit, doch seine Lizenz gilt nur in Kalifornien, so dass auch ein französischen Bodyguard zum Einsatz kommt. Hollywood und Cannes bieten die Kulisse für eine rasante Handlung. "Cool und mit richtig viel Witz und Tempo erzählt", sagte Antje Deistler über Daniel Depps "Die Stadt der Verlierer". Feinste Spannung, beste Unterhaltung auch bei seinem zweiten Streich. Daniel Depp liefert mit "Nächte in Babylon" einen weiteren Thriller der Extraklasse ab.

The Taste of Champagne Urge

Author: Lyndon Walters

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491882999

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3797

“... it will be a ‘Number 1 Book Seller’ around the world” -Dawn Gobourne- Librarian, Marcus Garvey Library, London “The Taste of Champagne Urge by Lyndon Walters . . . needs to be given credit for attempting an unusual concept . . . The central plot is dreamt up by two brains. . . The identity of the person in whose head the two brains reside, is a mystery almost till the very end of the novel .The author’s aim with this book is to analyze human behavior . . . definitely worth a read and I would recommend it to all readers”. -Online Book Club “What a fantastic work by Lyndon Walters! I do honestly believe that this huge piece of writing would be turned to a futuristic movie series . . . put together in one of the clearest contrast of writing in relating complex ideas and stories . . . what a perfect way to narrate a story about Man, Love, Relationship, Politics and Ruler- ship in a dramatic and futuristic symbolism”. -Godson Azu - Writer and Commentator, BenTV/Freevoiceradio London “Lyndon Walters debut novel is an unputdownable epic of gargamtuan proportions literally and literarily . . . a plot and diversions that take you on a rollercoaster of a narrative that is relentless in its grip . . . To capture what its all about in a précis would be like unlocking the secret of the universe in a sentence . . . Cannot recommend it enough”. -Dotun Adebayo BBC Radio “The author effectively creates an alternate reality and through it challenges the audience to explore the things they often take for granted . . . he cleverly creates a complex and complicated narrative and elevates the genre into one that will resonate with audiences of all stripes . . . several similar books have been adapted and produced into films to both critical and financial successes including The Matrix and Cloud Atlas . . . audiences around the world will one day enjoy The Taste of Champagne Urge”. -Lawrence Koster – Hollywood Treatment Film Screen Writer


Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle High German

Page: 704

View: 5548


The Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon

About 2250 B.C. : Autographed Text, Transliteration, Translation, Glossary Index of Subjects, Lists of Proper Names, Signs, Numuerals ...

Author: Robert Francis Harper

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770031

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3978

Harper, Robert Francis. The Code of Hammurabi King of Babylon. About 2250 B.C. Autographed Text Transliteration... Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1904. xxviii, 194, ciii pp. Plates, folding map of the region. Reprinted 2000 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23953. ISBN 1-58477-003-1. Cloth. $75. * Complete English translation of the code with a running parallel transliteration of the original ideograms. All corrections and erasures are included. This edition also includes facsimiles of all of the original cuneiform tablets, a thorough glossary and index of subjects, lists of proper names and tables of weights and currencies.

The Courts of Babylon

Dispatches From The Golden Age of Tennis

Author: Peter Bodo

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 098290505X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

View: 8158

No sport has gone through the seismic changes that rocked tennis when the game, long a holdout against professionalism and creeping commercialism, abandoned its roots as a genteel, amateurs-only enterprise and became a pro sport, vying for the heart of the public with rivals like soccer, NFL football, or NBA basketball. Peter Bodo, who has covered tennis since the dawn of this "Open" era as the chief writer for TENNIS magazine, was there to witness this transition and what it promised, what it delivered. He has covered the game on every continent since the early 1970s. THE COURTS OF BABYLON is more than a collection of essays, most of them growing out of a deep familiarity and, often, relationship with subjects that include Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Evonne Goolangong, Jimmy Connors, Tracy Austin, van Lendl and Martina Navratilova. It is also a commentary on what was lost and what was gained by the transition to professionalism, and how the new, "Open" era delivered—or failed to make good—on the promise that professionalism would make tennis a more inclusive, egalitarian, accessible game. Relying heavily on formal, in-depth interviews conducted over two decades and his status as an "insider" in an insular game, Bodo's book is both a meditation and expose, a polemic and a tribute to the players who dragged tennis, often kicking and screaming, to the forefront of the public's imagination—even when those players got it all too fast and too young. Bodo delves into the darkest and most controversial areas of the game, chronicling the follies of overzealous parents and pampered athletes. He fearlessly wades into sensitive issues stemming from sex and gender, politics and commercialism. He celebrates the game while holding it to task, all the while acknowledging the reality of the demands and distortions that come with a way of life that is both difficult but glamorous, and eagerly embraced by athletes who, in some cases, are no older than fourteen.

Das Fulcanelli-Komplott

Author: Scott Mariani

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644429618

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2413

Die Formel für ewiges Leben. Doch vielleicht birgt sie den Tod Entführte Kinder zu befreien ist das Spezialgebiet des ehemaligen SAS-Majors Ben Hope. Daher zögert er, als man ihn beauftragt, ein altes Manuskript ausfindig zu machen. Es soll aus der Feder des brillanten Alchemisten Fulcanelli stammen. Inhalt: Die Formel für ein Unsterblichkeitselixier. Doch daran sind offenbar auch andere interessiert. Eine gefährliche Jagd beginnt. Die Spur führt von Paris zu den Katharerfestungen im Languedoc ...

Babylon Nights

Author: Daniel Depp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847379923

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5526

Fifteen years ago, Oscar-winning actress Anna Mayhew had the world at her feet. Now she's pushing forty, her younger lover has left her and the parts are drying up. Seriously depressed, Anna spends much of her time thinking up clever ways to kill herself. But when she discovers she has a crazed stalker, Anna decides she might as well let the stalker do it instead - and create enough headlines to propel her name into film immortality? What better way for a star to exit the stage? Enter David Spandau, who's hired by Anna's sister to protect her. But how do you keep alive a woman who'd prefer to be dead? Despite himself, Spandau finds himself falling for Anna when he accompanies her to the Cannes Film Festival. But Vincent the stalker is also in Cannes, intent on a bloody consummation of their relationship. And Vincent in turn is followed by Special, an opera-loving LA pimp who's trying to recover the $80,000 of mob-owned money Vincent stole from him. So begins a deadly cat-and-mouse game. . .

Snow Crash


Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641033780

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1044

Los Angeles, eines nicht zu fernen Tages: Hiro Protagonist, ein Starprogrammierer und Pizzakurier, kommt einer Verschwörung auf die Spur, die sowohl in der realen Welt als auch im virtuellen Raum immer mehr Todesopfer fordert. Hiro taucht als Schwertkämpfer in die Cyberwelt der Zukunft ein, um dort einen Schurken aus ferner Vergangenheit zu besiegen und die »Infokalypse« zu verhindern...

The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World

Author: George Rawlinson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864037441


Page: 616

View: 3215

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources, Volume 3; The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources; George Rawlinson 2 George Rawlinson J. Murray, 1871 History; Ancient; General; Assyria; Babylonia; History / Ancient / General; History / Middle East / General; History, Ancient; Iran

Die Mitternachtsschwestern


Author: Tracy Buchanan

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364119878X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5454

Ein Geheimnis, so tief und dunkel wie das Meer. Eine Liebe, die nicht sein durfte. Eine Tochter, die nach ihren Wurzeln sucht. Willows Kindheit war unbeschwert – bis zu dem Tag, an dem ihre geliebten Eltern bei einem Schiffsunglück starben. Als sie Jahre später eine Einladung zu einer Ausstellung erhält, auf der Fotografien von wunderschönen Unterwasserwäldern gezeigt werden, bekommt sie Zweifel an ihrer Version der Vergangenheit. Denn der Fotograf hat Willows Mutter Charity geliebt. War die Ehe ihrer Eltern nicht so perfekt wie gedacht? Und warum erfuhr sie nie von dem tragischen Verlust, der Charitys Leben vor Jahrzehnten zerriss? Um Antworten zu finden, muss Willow den Spuren ihrer Mutter folgen – und die führen sie um die ganze Welt und tief unter die Oberfläche des Wassers ...

Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Author: Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566395847

Category: Religion

Page: 467

View: 3282

This anthology explores Rastafari religion, culture, and politics in Jamaica and other parts of the African diaspora. An Afro-Caribbean religious and cultural movement that sprang from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1930s, today Rastafari has close to one million adherents. The basic message of Rastafari—the dismantling of all oppressive institutions and the liberation of humankind—even has strong appeal to non-believers who are captivated by reggae music, the lyrics, and the "immortal spirit" of its enormously popular practitioner, Bob Marley. Probing into Rastafari's still evolving belief system, political goals, and cultural expression, the contributors to this volume emphasize the importance of Africana history and the Caribbean context. Author note:Nathaniel Samuel Murrellis Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and Visiting Professor at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica.William David Spencerserves as Pastor of Encouragement at Pilgrim Church in Beverly, MA, and was an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Center for Urban Ministerial Education in Boston. He has authored, co-authored, or editedThe Prayer of Life of Jesus, Mysterium and Mystery: The Clerical Crime Novel, God through the Looking Glass, Joy through the Night, 2 Corinthians: Bible Study CommentaryandThe Global God.Adrian Anthony McFarlaneis Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. He is author ofA Grammar of FearandEvil–A Husserlian-Wittgensteinian Hermeneutic.

Der Jünger von Las Vegas

Ein Ava-Lee-Krimi

Author: Ian Hamilton

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992057

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7194

Kaum hat die chinesisch-kanadische Agentin Ava Lee einen Fall erfolgreich abgeschlossen, wartet "Onkel", ihr dubioser und mächtiger Auftraggeber aus Hongkong, bereits mit einer neuen Mission: Der reichste Mann der Philippinen wurde bei einem Grundstückskauf um 50 Millionen Dollar betrogen - und Ava soll das Geld wieder beschaffen. Die Spur der Drahtzieher führt die Kosmopolitin abermals rund um den Globus. Schließlich gerät sie in das zwielichtige Milieu des Onlinepokers, wo sie auf den "Jünger" trifft, einem exzentrischen Profipokerspieler, dem alle Mittel recht sind, um Avas Ermittlungen zu stoppen. Zudem muss sie sich vor einem Feind aus vergangenen Tagen retten, der eine alte Rechnung mit ihr begleichen will und deshalb chinesische Auftragskiller auf sie ansetzt - doch Ava zeigt sich unerschrocken wie immer.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6897


Prayers for the Dying

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781468142099

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 1650

Jack Smith left a trail of heartache, horror and pain. Now his widow Pam is learning more about herself as she and his other victims attempt to move on.