The to Z of You and Me

Author: James Hannah
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473508941
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Fiction

AN OBSERVER 'NEW FACE OF FICTION 2015' AN AMAZON RISING STAR 2015 'Genuinely one of the best books I've read ever read' LISA JEWELL 'Spare, poignant and with a quirky charm all of its own, it reminds us how kind people can be.' RACHEL JOYCE 'Absolutely bloody heartrending. Hannah's eccentric style is never mawkish and often wonderfully funny' - THE TIMES 'Hannah writes with emotional acuity. Warm, wry, thoughtful and devastating in places, this is a life-enhancing missive from death's door' - THE SUNDAY TIMES A striking literary debut of love and mortality perfect for fans of quirky, heart-wrenching fiction like Nathan Filer, David Nicholls and Rachel Joyce. Ivo has all kinds of everyday joy in his life – he’s young, he's in love, he has friends who promise to stand by him if life ever goes wrong.Then one day, life does go wrong. He makes a mistake, and it’s big and unforgiveable. Now time is running out and his life is falling apart. But he’s going to put it together again. His own way. This is a story about how far love must stretch to gather a life in pieces. And how strong friendship never dies.

Personal Effects

Author: J. C. Hutchins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 142998936X
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Genre: Fiction

Want to try it yourself? Call the phone number shown on book's cover: 212-629-1951 and listen to the voicemail message for main character Zach Taylor. Personal Effects follows the extensive notes of therapist Zach Taylor's investigation into the life and madness of Martin Grace, an accused serial killer who claims to have foreseen, but not caused, his victims' deaths. Zach's investigations start with interviews and art sessions, but then take him far from the hospital grounds—and often very far from the reality that we know. The items among Grace's personal effects are the keys to understanding his haunted past, and finding the terrifying truth Grace hoped to keep buried: • Call the phone numbers: you'll get a character's voicemail. • Google the characters and institutions in the text: you'll find real websites • Examine the art and other printed artifacts included inside the cover: if you pay attention, you'll find more information than the characters themselves discover Personal Effects, the ultimate in voyeuristic storytelling, represents a revolutionary step forward in changing the way people interact with novels.

Children s Sermons A to Z

Author: Brett Blair
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 9780788017803
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Religion

Anyone who has done children's sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that I learn more from the children's sermon than I do from the real sermon. And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it's no accident that children's sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches. Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year's worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the lesson uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the application connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim. Bright, innovative, perceptive, creative, grace-filled Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter are all of those and much, much more, and that is reflected beautifully in their new book Children's Sermons A To Z. James W. Moore Pastor, St. Luke's United Methodist Church Houston, Texas Brett Blair is associate pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He holds the M.Div. degree from Yale University Divinity School and is a cum laude graduate of Oral Roberts University with B.A. and M.A. degrees in New Testament Literature. Tim Carpenter is the pastor at First United Methodist Church in Bolivar, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and the University of Florida (B.A. in political science).

Imagined Slights

Author: James Lovegrove
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 9781849971966
Release Date: 2002-06-13
Genre: Fiction

CLASSIC SF—NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME! An collection of previously unseen stories, favourites from Interzone magazine and contributions to numerous science fiction and fantasy anthologies, Imagined Slights showcases one of the most versatile and elegant writers on the genre scene today. Whether taking you through “Britworld™”—Britain turned into a theme park, exploring the possibilities of the lonely hearts ad in “Thanatophile Seeks Similar,” or imagining the disability of a child without wings in a world where wings are the norm in the moving short story, “Wings,” James Lovegrove is incapable of writing a dull sentence. From the author of the acclaimed Pantheon trilogy of novels, Age of Ra, Age of Zeus and Age of Odin.

Oh Say Can You See

Author: Kathy E. Ferguson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 081662979X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Everywhere you look in Hawai'i, you might see the military. And yet, in daily life few residents see the military at all -- it is hidden in plain sight. This paradox of invisibility and visibility is the subject of Oh, Say, Can You See?, which maps the power relations involving gender, race, and class that define Hawai'i in relation to the national security state. Authors Kathy E. Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull locate and "excavate" cemeteries, memorials, monuments, and museums, to show how the military constructs its gendered narrative upon prior colonial discourses. Among the sites considered are Fort DeRussy, Pearl Harbor, and Punchbowl Cemetery. This semiotic investigation of ways the military marks Hawai'i necessarily explores the intersection of immigration, colonialism, military expansion, and tourism on the islands. Attending to the ways in which the military represents itself and others represent the military, the authors locate the particular representational elements that both conceal and reveal the military's presence and power.

Complete Stories

Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101144033
Release Date: 2002-12-31
Genre: Fiction

As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives. 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.

Strength and Courage for Caregivers

Author: Terry Hargrave
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310542339
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Religion

Support, respite, and encouragement for those who care for othersTaking care of a family member who is ill, disabled, or dying requires courage, strength, commitment, and love. Now Terry Hargrave, an expert in counseling and caregiving, offers you help with a devotional written with your specific needs in mind. The morning prayers and evening reflections in this book are short and to the point. Strength and Courage for Caregivers weaves together powerful stories, practical advice, and the restorative promises of Scripture, reminding caregivers that they are not alone in this important yet all too often unacknowledged and underappreciated work.

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593763138
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart plucks the three scientists who were key to the invention of the atom bomb—Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard and Enrico Fermi—as they watch history's first mushroom cloud rise over the desert on July 16th, 1945...and places them down in modern-day Santa Fe. One by one, the scientists are spotted by a shy librarian who becomes convinced of their authenticity. Entranced, bewildered, overwhelmed by their significance as historical markers on the one hand, and their peculiar personalities on the other, she, to the dismay of her husband, devotes herself to them. Soon the scientists acquire a sugar daddy—a young pothead millionaire from Tokyo who bankrolls them. Heroes to some, lunatics or con artists to others, the scientists finally become messianic religious figureheads to fanatics, who believe Oppenheimer to be the Second Coming. As the ever-growing convoy traverses the country in a fleet of RV's on a pilgrimage to the UN, the scientists wrestle with the legacy of their invention and their growing celebrity, while Ann and her husband struggle with the strain on their marriage, a personal journey married to a history of thermonuclear weapons.

Things We Never Say

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755378463
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: Fiction

Sheila O'Flanagan's unputdownable bestseller THINGS WE NEVER SAY is a must-read for fans of Marian Keyes and Veronica Henry. The things we never say: A daughter doesn't say how she feels about the past... A husband is afraid to say that selling the house his wife loves is the only option... A woman hasn't said that even though they live thousands of miles apart, this man is always on her mind... If those things were said, the results could be life-changing. As Abbey - and a whole family she knew nothing of - are about to find out in this warm-hearted, thought-provoking and touching novel. What readers are saying about Things We Never Say: 'The pace was lively - I just flew through the book. Lots of drama, family skeletons to be dug up, relationship dynamics to be explored and all in a fun, breezy writing style' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A truly feel-good story with lots of twists and turns' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'What I enjoyed about this book was I never quite knew what was going to happen next. Families, greed, deception, secrets and a touch of romance - all I would ask for in a story' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Another brilliant book from Sheila O'Flanagan. I was drawn into the story right from the first chapter. Great characters and a great storyline' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Construction Leadership from A to Z

Author: Wally Adamchik
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781936909179
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Tools of the trade: twenty-six tools for effective leadershipRapidly changing demographics in the construction industry and an unpredictable economy are just two challenges that require you to lead at a higher level than ever before. This book will prepare you to meet these challenges head-on.The result of exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with construction professionals across North America, Construction Leadership provides the information, tools, and confidence to deliver the leadership required for success in today's construction industry. From ensuring quality work and learning how to have a better attitude to fostering loyalty and leading across generations, Construction Leadership shows you how to be more effective and enjoy more success.With an easy-to-use format, this book provides practical information that you can put into action immediately. Each chapter stands alone to save you time and is supported by online video, increasing your return on investment. Not reading this book puts you at a competitive disadvantage-but reading it puts you well ahead of the game.