Grasping the handle in his sweating hand, accelerating, gulping air, past a pile of orange coals Klaus ran, his heart racing; don't give out now he beseeched heart and legs – can't be much farther. There indeed was the Shorter Man ...
Author: J.D. Easley
Publisher: Waterton Publishing Company
Dregs of poverty, catwalk of opulence, Illusion of Splendor is an epic literary thriller taking the reader on an astonishing journey from the illusion to the heart of splendor. Characters diverse as a West African fisherman, an American college professor, and an Afghan heroin magnate interact in settings as vibrant as Nigeria and Monte-Carlo. The presentation is exotic; the scenes powerful. Driving the story is a turbulent powder-keg of vengeance. Illusion of Splendor begins with the fisherman pursuing terrorists who killed his sister and ends in a spectacular scene of redemption aboard a luxury yacht in Monaco. The story is timely, complex, sophisticated, and thought-provoking; the result of considerable historical research.
Klaus steered us out farther and farther from shore . Little beads of sweat started to pop out on his three - ridged forehead , which was the color of cream cheese . “ It eez zo hot , ” he growled . “ Gail , vood you hold za veel ?
Author: Bill Engvall
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
What does it mean to be JUST A GUY? --A guy doesn't think before he speaks. --Eating and sleeping always come first. Always. --A guy may get married, but he doesn't have to like it. --It's tough to admit, but all guys are exactly the same. Blue Collar Comedy Star Bill Engvall is JUST A GUY. He's been one his whole life. He can't help it. He was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject. For the record, here's the official definition of a guy: A person who doesn't think before he speaks. He can't. He's not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That's it. JUST A GUY chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs. In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs, learned the trombone, and came of age, all strangely connected; to college and his tenure as his fraternity's social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties and attempted to rescue his pet bird while the house was burning down (not his fault, honest); to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his brief stint in children's theater while sharing the stage and the back of a van with the director's dog, and as a movie extra with forked tongue and cloth claws; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent. Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a façade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is JUST A GUY who is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving. JUST A GUY will make you laugh out loud and tug at your heart. Hopefully, not at the same time.
I felt far away , my house was farther away , Klaus's apartment farther than that , in another world , another time . I settled down on a slimy stone bench and went to sleep . I woke up a second later : someone was poking my back with a ...
Author: Darlene J. Sadlier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"Appearing for the first time in English, these stories express the anguish and courage of women from their different classes and regions as they recognize their common restlessness and forge a new consciousness."Â -- Booklist "... provocative... Although not all the pieces are outwardly political, there is a political edge to the book; the tone of the stories is bleak as they tell of Brazilian women's struggles with government, society, men and their own private demons. Sadlier's able translations retain a distinctive voice and style for each writer." -- Publishers Weekly "Sadlier... has done a service to students of Comparative Literature and Women's Studies as well as to general readers who sincerely want to know what literature of quality is being written in that all-too-rarely studied Portuguese language of Brazil."Â -- Revista de Estudios Hispanicos "The pieces... convey... the evolution in the consciousness of the writers, their sense of themselves, and their place in society as well as the changes affecting Brazil's political climate and society at large during this century."Â -- Review of Contemporary Fiction "A superb addition to the increasing number of anthologies dedicated to Brazilian literature." -- Choice "A must for any modern literary collection." -- WLW Journal Women writers have revolutionized Brazilian literature, and this impressive collection will provide English readers with a window on this revolution. These twenty previously untranslated selections by some of Brazil's most important writers illustrate the remarkable power of women's voices and the important contributions they have made to twentieth-century literature.
Now she saw Stefan bearing down with his white ash lance, pressing Klaus to his knees, forcing him backwards, farther and farther back, like a limbo dancer seeing how low he could go. And Bonnie could see Klaus's face now, ...
Author: L.J. Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Dark, gripping and romantic - read the books that inspired the phenomenal Netflix vampire series. Books 3 and 4 in L. J. Smith's New York Times bestselling VAMPIRE DIARIES series.. The Fury (Book 3): Faced with the ultimate evil, Stefan and Damon must put their feud behind them and join forces with Elena to confront it - not knowing that, in doing so, they are finally sealing her fate ... The Reunion (Book 4): Damon is forced to put his trust in the brother he loathes when Elena is threatened by a terrifying evil. Can Stefan keep his promise to Elena and protect the town from its most powerful villain yet? Darker than Twilight, more punch than Buffy and bloodier than True Blood - enjoy this romance with real bite...
had done, and what a wicked man he was, and that he ought to be punished; till Big Klaus was so frightened that he jumped into ... 'You shall pay for this dearly, Little Klaus! ... well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther.
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
First published in the year 1984, famous writer H. C. Andersen's book 'Andersen's Fairy Tales' is a collection of fairy tales and magical stories.
Signal Mountain, farther to the north, had pushed it into changing its course once again intoa hairpinturncalled Moccasin Bendand thus carved out anareaoflandwhich wasalmost ... But Klaus would not talk further about his family.
Author: Virginia Benson
Publisher: WestBow Press
Averill Lowe is teaching in the southern iron-manufacturing mid-size city of Chattanooga when Riefe Braddock offers her a job as his personal assistant. Hie engineering company has begun to turn out armaments for the possible entry of the United States into World War II that has already begun in Europe, where England is fighting the Nazis and their conquered territories all alone. Eager to be able to help the war effort, she accepts. Reife falls into grave danger in Cairo where he has traveled to find designs stolen from Braddock Engineering. Averill knows these innovative tank plans could mean victory for whoever implements them, and sets off for battle-torn North Africa. Young, idealistic, and not a little foolhardy, she braves an enemy-infested North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea to land in Cairo, intending to use the knowledge that a childhood lied in Egypt has provided to rescue Reife and the stolen designs. Personal battles in her own life begin to emerge in the form of a shattering treachery and the stunning exposé of an unlikely foreign agent, as she watches the fault line?between her deep faith in a personal God and the lack of it in the man she loves?widen. Courted by two other men who love her, Averill stays true to herself while her high adventures provide readers a roller coaster of a ride.
Big Klaus put down the sack with Little Klaus in it by the church-door, and thought that he might as well go in and hear a psalm before going on farther. Little Klaus could not get out, and everybody was in church; so he went in.
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
There was a time when the president of the Folk Lore Society believed it was not acceptable for the editors of the day, Mr Andrew Lang and Mr. Joseph Jacobs, to publish fairy books. Their reply was that they did not see any harm in it, and they were ready to "put themselves on their country, and be tried by a jury of children." As to whether there are really any fairies or not, that is a difficult question. The Editor never saw any himself, but he knew several people who have seen them-in the Highlands-and heard their music. If ever you are in Nether Lochaber, go to the Fairy Hill, and you may hear the music your- self, as grown-up people have done, but you must go on a fine day. Again, if there are really no fairies, why do people believe in them, all over the world? The ancient Greeks, the old Egyptians, the Hindus, and even the Red Indians, and is it likely, if there are no fairies, that so many different peoples would have seen and heard them? This volume contains Russian, German, French, Icelandic, Red Indian, and other stories. The Editor cannot say 'good-bye' without advising children, as they pursue their studies, to read The Rose and the Ring, by the late Mr. Thackeray. He believes this book is quite indispensable in every child's library, and parents should be urged to purchase it at the first opportunity, as without it no education is complete, not to mention the benefit an ill child at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital will derive from it, both literally and financially. This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. By buying this book you will be donating to this great charity that does so much good for ill children and which also enables families to stay together in times of crisis. And what better way to help children than to buy a book of fairy tales. Some have not been seen in print or heard for over a century. 33% of the Publisher's profit from the sale of this book will be donated to the GOSH Children's Charity. YESTERDAYS BOOKS for TODAYS CHARITIES
Klaus asked. “Maybe. 'Cause I'll be damned if I'm going to quit before I find out whether or not my idea works. ... After being escorted off the set, Bob and Klaus headed a few blocks farther down Thompson Street to the NotSoHot ...
Author: Bill Fitzhugh
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
Bob Dillon can’t get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top — and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise. Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault — or participation — of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder. And now Bob’s running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple — one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world’s number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob’s got.
As he gazes at the Wall , Klaus is indeed gazing farther — at a nation's , as well as his own , past , as well as its uncertain future . Klaus continues : As for me , I'm proud of my country . I think everyone is proud of his country .
Author: Thomas Davey
Publisher: Duke University Press
An inquiry into the lives of children of similar, if not identical, historical an cultural heritage who today find themselves in radically opposed ideological worlds, regarding one another across the concrete manifestation of their considerable differences, the Berlin Wall. Under these circumstances, what are the significant factors that contribute to the development in children of feelings of loyalty to or alienation from their nation? How do they view not only themselves, but the "other" Germans as well? How do they come to terms, emotionally and cognitively, with a unique, frequently painful, and frustrating reality? What are the lessons intended for them by their societies, and what lessons do they in fact learn? How do these children persist as Germans while at the same time becoming something else -- "communists? or "capitalists"? Thomas Davey conducted interviews with children both sides of the Wall, participated in their daily lives, collected their drawings, talked with their teachers and families and grew aware of just how attentive children can be to moral and political subtleties of national life. The result is a revealing and dramatic portrait of a young generation coming to terms with complex national and historical circumstances of the two cites of East and West Berlin.