The View From Who I Was

Author: Heather Sappenfield
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738744414
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

At her school dance, Oona Antunes splits in two. A disembodied part of her watches as she wanders away from the school and lies down in the cold to die. When she’s sent to a Native American school to recover from her suicide attempt, Oona discovers that her problems go beyond herself. If she’s to heal, she will not be able to do it alone.

The View from the Cheap Seats

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472208002
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Literary Collections

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' Welcome to the conversation. Neil Gaiman fled the land of journalism to find truths through storytelling and sanctuary in not needing to get all the facts right. Of course, the real world continued to make up its own stories around him, and he has responded over the years with a wealth of ideas and introductions, dreams and speeches. Here 'we can meet the writer full on' (Stephen Fry) as he opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and makes room for us to join the conversation too.

The View from the Top

Author: Craig Shrosbree
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781620244852
Release Date: 2012-09
Genre: Fiction

He looked me directly in the eyes"Matthau, the thing you are searching for unifies all people at all times and is a most powerful mystery. There are pivotal battles presently being fought—not only the battle for our minds in this reality but a far greater battle in a dimension that cannot be discerned empirically. One day you will meet the truth, and the truth is the author of the scrolls." In order to live a truly fulfilled life, human beings need a spiritual aspect to their lives that naturalism cannot fill. The View From the Top explores just that. Through the journal of Matthau Shabbat, the royal physician, you will share in his intellectual awakening and the journey of discovery he embarks upon as he seeks to understand the nature and truth of reality. He has grown up in the cold, scientific era of modernism and is exposed to post-modernism but finds that these two philosophical lifestyles do not answer the deep questions of reality he is asking, nor do they fill the large vacuum present in his soul. In his quest for the truth, Matthau finds a country in dire need of it. Join him as he strives to banish the Agreement and free the people from the unimpeachable logic of their leaders. Serving as both a crossover book for non-Christian readers and an apologetic resource for Christian readers, no matter your reason, this story will point you toward truth. Climb on up and enjoy The View from the Top.

A View from the Bridge

Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241960110
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Drama

Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.

The View From Castle Rock

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
ISBN: 9781551992716
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Fiction

A new collection of stories by Alice Munro is always a major event. This new collection — her most personal to date — is no exception. Alice Munro’s stories are always wonderful and so ingrained with truths about life that readers always want to know where they came from. In this book, Alice Munro tells us. In her Foreword (an unusual feature in itself), she explains how she, born Alice Laidlaw in Ontario, in recent years became interested in the history of her Laidlaw ancestors. Starting in the wilds of the Scottish Borders, she learned a great deal about a famous ancestor, born around 1700, who, as his tombstone records, “for feats of frolic, agility and strength, had no equal in his day.” She traced the family’s history with the help of that man’s nephew, the famous writer James Hogg, finding to her delight that each generation of the family had produced a writer who wanted to record what had befallen them. In this way, she was able to follow the family’s voyage to Canada in 1818, and their hard times as pioneers — once a father dies on the same day that a daughter is born in the same frontier cabin. “I put all this material together over the years,” Alice tells us, “and almost without my noticing what was happening, it began to shape itself, here and there, into something almost like stories. Some of the characters gave themselves to me in their own words, others rose out of their situations.” As the book goes down through the generations, we come to Robert Laidlaw, Alice’s father, and then, at the book’s heart, the stories become first-person stories, set during her lifetime. So is this a memoir? No. She drew on personal experiences, “but then I did anything I wanted to with this material, because the chief thing I was doing was making a story.” The resulting collection of stories range from the title story — where through a haze of whiskey Alice’s ancestors gaze north from Edinburgh Castle at the Fife coast, believing that it is North America — all the way to the final story, where we travel with “Alice Munro” today. In the author’s words, these stories “pay more attention to the truth of a life than fiction usually does. But not enough to swear on.” All of them are Alice Munro stories. There could be no higher praise. From the Hardcover edition.

The View From Kleoboulos

Author: John Manuel
ISBN: 9781291114621
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Fiction

In this, John Manuel's first full-length novel after having written four very successful travel memoirs about Greece, he again takes the reader into the tiny whitewashed streets of the village of Lindos on the island of Rhodes. Dean and Alyson are two young people who come together in a bar one evening in their home city of Bath, UK. Alyson's mother once worked with Brian, a musician who never quite "made it," but ends up playing guitar and singing in a Lindian Bar. Quite how Brian and Christine (Alyson's mother) come to have a devastating effect on their daughter's relationship with the man of her dreams will have you gripped, both with emotion and with intrigue. A real page-turner, the perfect holiday read, "The View From Kleoboulos" is Thomas Hardy for the 21st century. Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, but occasionally it comes back to bite.

The View from a Hammock

Author: James F. Motyka
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781615790234
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Religion

In this inspiring story of a Vietnam veteran who served his country proudly as a Petty officer in United States Naval Aviation. Working as a Plane captain he completed two tours in Vietnam with his squadron VAW121 while being detached to an airgroup aboard the USS Intrepid. It was here with VAW121 he met his good friend "Ody" who he remains friends with over forty years later. Discover glimpses of yourself and follow his journey, rocky at times as he tries to find true peace within himself. The journey begins on a quiet street in chicago in 1947, the story continues as he experiences Vietnam, health problems, and failed marriages. After more than fifty-five years he finds what he is looking for all these years, what God had planned for him the whole time. That peace came when he founded The Hope Children's Mission, (La Esperanza Mision De Ninos) located in Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico Meet some of the children, learn how great it feels to help children help themselves. Happiness can be found in strange places. All the profits of this book will be used to operate The Hope Children's Mission Esperanza Mision De Ninos

The View from Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439132012
Release Date: 2010-12-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.

The View from the Stands

Author: Johanna Wagner
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595334810
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The View from the Stands is both the story of one fan's love of the game and an examination of the effect baseball has had on fans everywhere throughout its history. A collection of stories and insights compiled during the summer of 2002 in each of MLB's thirty parks, The View from the Stands provides us with the fans' perspective on every team and stadium in the league, and on the most important issues currently affecting the game. It gives a voice to the masses of people who fill our stadiums, and it explains how a child's game became the business it is today. This book examines the entire experience of live baseball, from the uncomfortable seats to the misplaced marketing ventures to the incredible feeling of seeing Bonds circle the bases. Baseball touches our lives in so many unexpected ways. By introducing us to the little boys who rush to the edge of the stands in Wrigley, the recovering alcoholic who found a new family at the Metrodome, and many others from all walks of life, The View from the Stands tells the story of our love of the game-what draws us in and what keeps us coming back for more.

The View From Outside

Author: Susan Barnett
Publisher: Hen House Press
ISBN: 9780983460442
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Fiction

The characters in this collection of stories are all keenly aware of being apart, being something other, being outside. Some of them make extraordinary efforts to find how and where they fit. Others revel in that sense of standing alone. Some struggle with love, family relationships, loneliness and status. All of them share "The View From Outside."These stories cover the range of human experience, from a young girl discovering her first love in "Lab Experiments" to an old man making peace with the fact that he has nothing left "To Do." You will meet "The Fabulous Mrs. Trotter" who at 93 is still the talk-of-the-town, at least in her own mind. You'll learn why "Murray's Mustache" and his vanity threatened his marriage and what happens when a shy young Jewish husband discovers he shares no "Common Ground" with his vivacious Catholic wife. Get a glimpse into the devastating secrets hidden behind the ivy walls at a posh private school in "Some Things Are Too Private" and ride "The Susan Float" with the rebellious housewives of an affluent New England town.In "The View From Outside" Barnett pulls back the emotional curtain around her characters, showing the remarkable strengths, deep flaws, and universal isolation they share.

The View from the Bridge

Author: Nicholas Meyer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101133477
Release Date: 2009-08-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Essential reading for any Star Trek and movie fan." When Nicholas Meyer was asked to direct the troubled second Star Trek film, he was something less than a true believer. A bestselling author and successful director, he had never been a fan of the TV series. But as he began to ponder the appeal of Kirk, Spock, et al., he realized that their story was a classical nautical adventure yarn transplanted into space and-armed with that insight-set out on his mission: to revitalize Trek.

The View From Here

Author: Brian Keith Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671568962
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Fiction

Set in an environment of casual prejudice and commonplace poverty, the story of a gentle, hardworking wife and mother, Anna Thomas, follows her endeavors to overcome a challenge that could destroy her family