Stories from Yard

Stories from Yard

In this collection of compelling short stories set in Jamaica and the United States, female characters struggle in a world filled with sexual violence, neglectful fathers, jealousy, lies, and prejudice.

Author: Alecia McKenzie

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015062626372

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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In this collection of compelling short stories set in Jamaica and the United States, female characters struggle in a world filled with sexual violence, neglectful fathers, jealousy, lies, and prejudice. But in these diverse, subtly constructed stories, there is often a glimmer of hope as the women rely on their resilience, creativity, optimism, humor, and friendship to help them make their way. In these stories, gritty realism and irony are in constant tension with possibility and hope as a child overcomes her fear of roaches to get an education, a middle-aged woman Reggae singer finds happiness with a younger Brazilian lover, and estranged friends seek forgiveness.
Categories: Fiction

Stories from the Old Yard

Stories from the Old Yard

In his book Stories from the Old Yard: Book One, the Murders, J. M. Fitzmaurice chronicles two decades of brutal murder inside the MAX-custody federal penitentiaries at Lompoc, California, and other Bureau of Prisons facilities.

Author: J.M. Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781647019280

Category: True Crime

Page: 282

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In his book Stories from the Old Yard: Book One, the Murders, J. M. Fitzmaurice chronicles two decades of brutal murder inside the MAX-custody federal penitentiaries at Lompoc, California, and other Bureau of Prisons facilities. From Lompoc to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Florence, Colorado, to Marion, Illinois, Fitzmaurice reveals the backstory behind the brutal killings carried out in medieval fashion by deadly prison gangs and ruthless predators on the federal penitentiary circuit. Interlaced with humanity, humor, and compassion, Stories from the Old Yard is much more than regurgitated investigative reports—it captures the courage and heroism of the young men and women who risk their lives daily to protect one another and Convict Nation alike! Some of these BOP staff gave their lives in this mission, and Fitzmaurice pays them the tribute they earned by making the ultimate sacrifice! The afterword includes a sneak peek from book two, More Stories from the Old Yard!
Categories: True Crime

Mesple Tree Yard Short Stories

Mesple Tree Yard Short Stories

The poems in this book are for the young and the young at heart.

Author: E. O. Moses Eaton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781420854473

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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The poems in this book are for the young and the young at heart. Some poems are pure silliness for the youngest readers such as Paul's Little Sandbox, others poems deal with the surprises we encountered while raising our children as seen in Forever Grateful. Some poems were real events taken from my youth, others are pure fantasy. You will have to determine which is which. Travis Eck did a masterful job of creatively drawing your attention to each poem with his clever artwork interpretation. We hope you enjoy reading this book as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Categories: Fiction

Cleek of Scotland Yard Detective Stories

Cleek of Scotland Yard  Detective Stories

There were more ways than one in which to catch a weasel, he recollected, and
determined not to relax his precautions in the smallest iota when next the Yard's
call for his services should come. That it would come soon he felt convinced as ...

Author: Thomas W. Hanshew

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664624611

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

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"Cleek of Scotland Yard: Detective Stories" by Thomas W. Hanshew. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Sweetheart

Sweetheart

Centering on young Jamaican artist and celebrity Dulcinea Evers, this novel begins with her surprising death from what is thought to be cancer--though the real cause is widely suspected to be something else.

Author: Alecia McKenzie

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN: 1845231775

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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Centering on young Jamaican artist and celebrity Dulcinea Evers, this novel begins with her surprising death from what is thought to be cancer—though the real cause is widely suspected to be something else. Her close friend, Cheryl, has one story, but as the narratives of other people in Dulci’s life unfold and shocking details surrounding her are revealed, not even Cheryl’s version turns out to be the whole truth. In the words of Dulci’s angry, disappointed father, her ineffectual mother, the angry wife who came after her with a machete, and the art critic husband whom she used to obtain an American residency permit, Dulci is shown to have been talented, reckless, and fundamentally alone. It is eventually her Aunt Mavis, the solitary and reluctant seer, who finally understands the true challenge of Dulci’s gift. In telling this engaging character’s story as well as the tales of those who knew her, this narrative offers deepening cycles of understanding and the onward thrust of progressive revelation.
Categories: Fiction

Iron House

Iron House

A series of vignettes depicting life behind bars in America's prisons offers a witness' view of a dehumanizing system

Author: Jerome Washington

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UCSC:32106013034381

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 512

A series of vignettes depicting life behind bars in America's prisons offers a witness' view of a dehumanizing system
Categories: Social Science

Crossing the 50 Yard Line

Crossing the 50 Yard Line

"Is there life after 50?" ..."I don't care if we don't use it anymore," Rebecca said, "that piano has to stay or move over my dead body." The old piano. That's what Lucy had become. No more. No less.

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615171579

Category:

Page: 332

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"Is there life after 50?" ..."I don't care if we don't use it anymore," Rebecca said, "that piano has to stay or move over my dead body." The old piano. That's what Lucy had become. No more. No less. No longer useful, but necessary to keep the family alive. Seven women, seven different stories. Three hundred and fifty years of life between them, but all singularly feeling too young to give up or give in, some faced with life decisions. Stories of running away from a painful past, present or future. Stories of self-discovery by women who got lost somewhere between childhood and now.
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The Big Front Yard

The Big Front Yard

Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published.

Author: Clifford D. Simak

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504012836

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Tales of the unknown in which a fix-it man crosses into another dimension—and more Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn’t fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember. He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basement—a ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they’re better than before—he knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, “The Big Front Yard” is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.
Categories: Fiction

The Front Yard

The Front Yard

This theme is front and center in many of the stories collected in The Front Yard, which draw heavily on Woolson's own experiences in Europe.

Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775560944

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Constance Fenimore Woolson's fiction is heavily concerned with the notion of place and the ways in which the culture, traditions, and customs of a particular locale can influence the attitudes and relationships of the people who live there. This theme is front and center in many of the stories collected in The Front Yard, which draw heavily on Woolson's own experiences in Europe.
Categories: Fiction

Bury the Children in the Yard

Bury the Children in the Yard

This volume features: "The Library of Trespass," "Music from the Slaughterhouse," "A Butterfly in Ice," "The Spot," "Laundrymen," "The Warm House," and the novella "Bury the Children in the Yard."

Author: Andersen Prunty

Publisher: Grindhouse Press

ISBN: 0984969241

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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Andersen Prunty (FUCKNESS and HI I'M A SOCIAL DISEASE) returns with another collection of horror stories. This volume features: "The Library of Trespass," "Music from the Slaughterhouse," "A Butterfly in Ice," "The Spot," "Laundrymen," "The Warm House," and the novella "Bury the Children in the Yard."
Categories: Fiction

Tin Shop Yard and All that

Tin Shop Yard and All that

Author: Geoff Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 095325061X

Category: Domestic fiction, English

Page: 60

View: 100

Categories: Domestic fiction, English

That Reminds Me ship yard and tug boat stories

That Reminds Me  ship yard and tug boat stories

In 1955 McAllister took over the Jersey Central Railroad Marine Repair Yard at
Dock 19 Jersey City, New Jersey and moved north. Part of the deal was to
continue the repair of the railroad's ferries, barges and tugs belonging to Jersey
Central.

Author: Robert Mattsson

Publisher: Robert Mattsson

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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This a compilation of stories of my younger days in the ship yard and on tug boats in New York Harbor and the New York State Barge Canal and the Hudson River.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Yard Sale Caper and Other Stories

The Yard Sale Caper and Other Stories

Henry Orenstein, a writer of short stories and novellas, had no success in finding
a publisher . Other authors resorted to vanity presses, as did Henry, but how
many of them had smuggled their literary creations into bookstores, discreetly ...

Author: Eleanore E. Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491810682

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

View: 224

The Yard Sale Caper and Other Stories is a charming collection of stories featuring the adventures and exploits of an older couple, Henry and Lola. Both are retired schoolteachers who are also aspiring authors, always in search of new material for the stories they write.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Thousand Yard Stare and Other Stories

The Thousand Yard Stare and Other Stories

Angelo Victor Mercure. The ThousandYardStare AndOther Stories “I like these
stories.” —Paul Hart Propaganda Magazine “Love this 32614-MERC-layout.pdf.

Author: Angelo Victor Mercure

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462841417

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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From the author of NIGHT OF THE DRAGON and BLUE TIGER/YELLOW FANG........ come these torrid tales........ jaded, grim, corrupt, moody stories - yet each narrative retains a surge of life that is unforgettable...... Reading this book is like stepping into the lair of a lion.......Angelo Victor Mercure has created passionate and dramatic scenarios......crafted incredible tableaus of savage subterranean worlds inhabited by junkies, speed freaks, alkies, gamblers, robbers, and whores...... No-holds-barred, in-your-face prose. Carlo Popolus Taboo Magazine
Categories: Fiction

Congressional Serial Set

Congressional Serial Set

The yard consists of 0.67 mile siding , frame 1 - story depot , 20 by 52 , 2 section
houses and stock yards . Lexington , 231 miles from Omaba , has 2,000
inhabitants , 3 banks , 5 churches , and 4 newspapers . Industries , 1 cigar factory
, 2 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HJ1H5N

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set

The yard consists of 0 . 67 mile siding , frame 1 - story depot , 20 by 52 , 2 section
houses and stock yards . Lexington , 231 miles from Omaha , bas 2 , 000
inhabitants , 3 banks , 5 churches , and 4 newspapers . Industries , 1 cigar factory
, 2 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B655959

Category:

Page:

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Annual Report to the Secretary of the Interior

Annual Report     to the Secretary of the Interior

The yard consists of 0 . 67 mile siding , frame 1 - story depot , 20 by 52 , 2 section
houses and stock yards . Lexington , 231 miles from Omaha , has 2 , 000
inhabitants , 3 banks , 5 churches , and 4 newspapers . Industries , 1 cigar factory
, 2 ...

Author: United States. Commissioner of Railroads

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNTC77

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads