Leave Her to Heaven

Author: Ben Ames Williams

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613742282

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2374

This classic bestselling novel about a man who encounters a woman whose power to destroy is as strong as her power to love evokes Hemingway in its naturalistic portrayal of elemental forces in both nature and humanity. Ellen’s beauty was radiant, and Harland had been so struck with her personality and the strength of her character that he knew he could never leave her. When he found that she returned his adoration, he could marry her with joy, bothered just momentarily by a strange premonition. It was only later, when the premonition became a horrifying reality, that he realized the glowing loveliness of the woman he had married was the true face of evil.

Gene Tierney

A Biography

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786458321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

View: 8435

Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney starred in such 1940s classics as Laura, Leave Her to Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Her on-screen presence and ability to transform into a variety of characters made her a film legend. Her personal life was a whirlwind of romance (she married a count, was engaged to a prince, and was courted by a future president) and tragedy (her first daughter was born with severe retardation and Tierney herself struggled with mental illness). After years of treatment, including electroshock therapy that erased portions of her life from her memory, she triumphantly returned in one of the biggest comebacks in Hollywood history. This first complete biography since the actress’s death includes a foreword by her daughter, Christina Cassini, an extensive filmography, and many rare photographs.

Waking Up in Heaven

A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again

Author: Crystal McVea,Alex Tresniowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711887

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1158

An inspirational memoir of near-death experience, rebirth, divine mercy, and faith from first-time author Crystal Leigh McVea. On December 10, 2009, McVea, a thirty-two-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital for a routine procedure. While undergoing treatment, her face suddenly turned a dark shade of blue, then black. Her mother screamed for help, and a nurse tried to revive her…to no avail. Today, Crystal does not remember what happened in that hospital room during the nine minutes she was unconscious and unable to breathe on her own. She has no memory of the panic and the rushing nurses and the loud cries of “Code Blue.” She only remembers drifting off…and waking up in heaven. This unexpected meeting of a self-described sinner and skeptic with her God changed everything. Raised Christian, she had left her faith behind after childhood abuse and the subsequent struggles and suffering of her troubled teens and early adulthood. She longed to believe but felt abandoned, broken, and undeserving. A moving autobiographical testament to the power of divine love and forgiveness, Waking Up in Heaven shares the message of hope, healing, and compassion McVea brought back from her brush with God. This brave, honest account of years lost to shame and guilt will inspire those who’ve stumbled along their own spiritual journey, with the uplifting reminder that no one is beyond the reach of grace and redemption, and that, in the words of the author, “God is real. Heaven is real. And God’s love for us is the realest thing of all.”

Still Close to Heaven

Author: Kathleen Kane

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780312962685

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1194

He was a rogue of a ghost. Jackson Tate was a ghost. Since he wasn't good enough for heaven, and wasn't bad enough for, well..."the other place," his spirit was trapped in a run-down saloon in the Washington Territory. But then he had a chance to start earning his shot at heaven. All he had to do was rescue a little girl, and make sure that she forgot all about him. The first part was easy, but somehow the second part just didn't get done, and Jackson found himself haunting the same old bar. She loved a man who didn't exist. In the fifteen years since Rachel Morgan last saw the "angel" who brought her to safety, she'd grown to womanhood. Having given her heart to the heavenly being, she has no desire to marry a mortal man. But destiny has plans for Rachel's unborn daughter, so the errant spirit is granted a new mission...and another chance for salvation. Jackson has a month in mortal guise to find a good husband for Rachel, convince her to marry and make himself scarce. But can a ghost from her past give her the future she's dreamed of? Or will he disappear again, this time forever?

Heaven Is for Real

Author: Todd Burpo

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781613836668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

View: 8395

This is the true story of Colton Burpo, the four-year old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven.

The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786826704

Category: Drama

Page: 184

View: 8574

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a different life for herself. And her sister, Lindsay is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them... Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss.

To Heaven and Back

A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again

Author: Mary C Neal

Publisher: Authentic Media Inc

ISBN: 1780780540

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 9432

A doctor's account of her own experience of death, heaven and return to life with a new realization of her purpose on earth. Dr Mary Neal, an orthopaedic surgeon, was on a kayaking holiday in Chile. Sceptical of near death experiences, she was to have her life transformed when her kayak became wedged in rocks at the bottom of a waterfall and was underwater for so long that her heart stopped.To Heaven And Back is Mary's faith-enriching story of her spiritual journey, her first-hand experience of heaven and its continuing life-enhancing effects.

Miracles from Heaven

A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing

Author: Christy Wilson Beam

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316381853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8461

"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere.---T.D. Jakes, bestselling author of Destiny In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. Miracles from Heaven will change how we look at the world around us and reinforce our belief in God and the afterlife.

Heaven is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back : Conversation Guide

Author: Todd Burpo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 141855068X

Category: Religion

Page: 119

View: 1929

Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

Author: Fannie Flagg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112176

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5536

Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs Elner Shimfissle is up a tree, picking figs to make jam, and the next thing she knows, she is off on a strange adventure, running into people she never expected to see again, in the unlikeliest of places. Meanwhile, Elner's highly strung niece Norma takes to her bed, before embarking on a brand new career; Elner's neighbour Verbena turns to the Bible; her truck-driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch; a dark secret emerges from the past - and the entire town is left wondering, 'What's life all about anyway?' Except for Tot Whooten, whose main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. A plea for honest doubt and humanity in an over-certain world, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is further proof that Fannie Flagg was put on this earth to write.

Cinema and Modernity

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813538167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 373

View: 7030

Brings together several essays by seventeen scholars to explore the complexity of the essential connection between film and modernity. This volume shows us the significant ways that film has both grown in the context of the modern world and played a central role in reflecting and shaping our interactions with it.

What If This Is Heaven?

Author: Anita Moorjani

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401944817

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1139

If life is about the journey and not the destination, could it be that this is heaven —this physical life we are living here on Earth? What we experience in our daily lives often feels like anything but heaven. But what if we understood how powerful we are —that we are powerful enough to mold both our internal and our external reality? Anita Moorjani, the New York Times bestselling author of Dying to Be Me, is convinced we can do exactly that. The process, she explains, requires dismantling many cultural myths mistaken for indisputable truths. Beliefs such as "We get what we deserve," "Loving ourselves is selfish," and "Coincidences are just that —coincidences," are ingrained within us from birth, pervasive and influential, leading to generations of misguidance. Following her near-death experience, Moorjani began to embody truths she learned in the other realm, discovering that letting go of these outmoded myths allowed her to experience heaven not as a physical place but as a state of mind, right here and right now. In this examination of our common myths, she shares stories and examples from her own life, revealing the lies beneath the surface of what she was taught and absorbed. By freeing ourselves from these falsehoods, Moorjani asserts, we can leave fear, heartache, and self-imposed boundaries behind and instead live lives full of purpose and joy.

Cat Heaven

Author: Cynthia Rylant

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054533750X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1880

"The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play!" With a gentle, playful rhyme, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant explores all the ways our beloved cats enjoy Cat Heaven, as she did for dogs in the bestselling companion book, DOG HEAVEN. Her shining artwork illustrates a world of peace for cats in Heaven, where no tree is too tall for exploring, where there is no lack of angels' laps for sleeping. If your child wonders where his or her kitty goes after a happy life on Earth, they can rest assured that all cats "know where the angel cats fly. They'll run past the stars and the moon and the sun . . . to curl up with God in the sky."

Hello from Heaven

A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal

Author: Bill Guggenheim,Judy Guggenheim

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307824632

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 8220

"After-death communications," or "ADCs, " occur when someone is contacted spontaneously and directly by a deceased family member or friend, without the help of any medium. The authors' research shows that these spiritual experiences offer hope, love, and comfort for thousands of people. Included are more than 350 first-hand accounts of those whose lives have been changed and even protected by messages or signs from the deceased.

5001 Nights at the Movies

Author: Pauline Kael

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250033578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

View: 7990

The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2072

It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers.

Beyond the Looking Glass

Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood

Author: Ana Salzberg

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 5800

As living subjects rather than static icons, studio-era Hollywood actresses actively negotiated a balance between their public personas, film roles, and corporeal presence. The contemporary audience's engagement with the experience of these actresses unsettles the traditional model of narcissistic identification, which divides the off-screen spectator from his/her on-screen ideal. Exploring the fan's desire for a material connection to the performer – as well as the star's own dialogue between embodied experience and idealized image – Beyond the Looking Glass traces on- and off-screen representations of narcissistic femininity in classical Hollywood through studies of stars like Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, and Marilyn Monroe. Merging historical and theoretical concerns, with particular attention to the resonance of golden-age Hollywood in new media, this book explores the movie screen as a medium of shared experience between spectator and star.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Vintage Children's Classics

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139856

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6935

'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.