Jonny Langenfelder will do whatever it takes to make the Olympics. He will run 150 miles per week through duststorms or snowstorms, endure the torment of crazed coaches and bizarre teammates, flip burgers, wash dishes, and live in a van or a basement or with the two people who tell him he is wasting his time - his parents. Follow Jonny on a whirlwind journey that will take you around the world and into the locker rooms, hotels, stadiums, bars, and training ground of some great and not-so-great athletes, and inside the mind of a high-spirited runner who battles to stay on the straight path - no matter what temptation or tragedy threatens to keep him from reaching his goal.
There's something you need to know about Emily... In the year 2404, America is no more. In a land ruled by the oppressive theocracy known as the Dominion of Divinity, being gay is a capital offense, adultery is punished with the lash, women are forbidden to work, and forced marriages are common. Fifteen-year-old Emily La Rouche faces an impossible choice. On her sixteenth birthday, she will be forced to marry Jonathan Marsh, the son of her landlord. If she refuses, her family will lose everything. If she takes his hand, it is certain that her life will end by a hangman's noose in front of an angry mob. All because Emily has been hiding an enormous secret for years she was born a boy. As the wedding approaches, Emily's parents realize the only way that she will be safe is if she is to escape the Dominion. With her brother Aaron at her side, Emily flees across post-apocalyptic America in search for a new home. With vile bounty hunters on her trail, only time will tell if Emily will ever find a place where she can live and breathe free as the person she was always meant to be.
Leonard Cohens Vermächtnis. 2016 starb im Alter von 82 Jahren der große Sänger und Dichter Leonard Cohen – und »die Welt wurde dunkler«, wie es in einem der unzähligen Nachrufe hieß. Mit Songs wie »Hallelujah« oder »Suzanne« wurde er in den späten 1960ern weltberühmt. In seinen letzten Lebensjahren wuchs seine Popularität noch einmal. Bis kurz vor seinem Tod arbeitete er an diesem Buch, seinem literarischen Vermächtnis. Wenige Wochen vor seinem Tod, gab Leonard Cohen dem New Yorker ein Interview, in dem er sagte, er sei bereit zu sterben. Er brauche nur unbedingt noch genug Zeit, um sein allerletztes Buch fertigzustellen. Glücklicherweise wurde er erhört. »Die Flamme« ist Leonard Cohens sprachmächtiger Abgesang, eine Abschiedsrede, bestehend aus Songtexten, Gedichten, Notizbucheinträgen und Illustrationen. Entstanden ist eine Kartographie seines einzigartigen Lebensweges. Neben noch unbekannten Gedichten und Zeichnungen finden sich in diesem Buch zum ersten Mal ausgewählte Notizbucheinträge Cohens, die dem Leser das Innenleben dieses Ausnahmekünstlers erstaunlich nahe bringen.
Rein ins Leben, auch wenn es wehtut Lukas hat seinen Vater ewig nicht gesehen und jetzt soll er eine ganze Woche mit ihm verbringen. Das kann eigentlich nur schiefgehen, denkt Lukas. Und genau das passiert auch. Er verliebt sich in seine Cousine, wird durch ein Fenster geworfen, rast mit 110 Sachen durch Hamburg und begegnet dem Tod in der Gestalt seines Onkels Ruprecht. Der ist eben aus dem Gefängnis entlassen worden und will jetzt die Beute holen, die er vor fünf Jahren versteckt hat. Lukas und sein Vater sollen ihm dabei helfen. Doch als sie auf dem Ohlsdorfer Friedhof danach graben, stellen sie fest, dass das Geld verschwunden ist und nicht nur das ...
There are certain people with whom you have a spectacular connection...a fire that burns hotter than the rest. The person whose scent, sound, sight - fills you with shimmering warmth. The person who is so seemingly right, yet so seemingly wrong at the same time. The one who gives you all they can - hoping it will be enough. The person from whom you take what is given and cherish it - all the while longing for more.There comes a time when you have to let go - when you want to let go. A time when you realize you deserve more - that you deserve better. A time when, though you don't regret what has passed, you are glad it's over.You might not have that "the one" scenario but you should never miss out on the breathless connection. This book of poetry chronicles such a connection from start - to as finished as it gets.
How the Values of Being a Firefighter Have Saved My Life
Author: Teran Moore
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Why is it when a young boy sees a fire engine screaming down the road with lights and sirens blaring, he is in awe and dreams about being one of those firefighters? Of course it looks cool and exciting, but why is it even through our adult years, we still hold those that ride the big red truck in such high regard? It's very simple. It is because of the pride, the honor, and the traditions they hold in such high regard. InSaved by the Flameauthor Teran Moore talks about the values and challenges that life as a firefighter has presented him. As a new Christian, Teran shares how his brothers in the firehouse, along with his faith in Christ, have brought him through many ups and downs including his marriage, the birth of his children, and coping with the diagnosis of a debilitating disease. Offering a unique insight to the brotherhood of firefighters, Teran explains how all life's tests we face are part of God's ultimate plan so we can become who and what He wants us to be. The flame saved his life, how can it save yours?
When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ... A must for fans of Percy Jackson!
Seventh in the hot series from the national bestselling author that Jayne Anne Krentz hails as ?fabulously fresh.? Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day?they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it?s his turn to look for a bride, Koranen, the seventh-born brother, cursed with a flame that courses beneath his flesh, must find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then Danau the Aquamancer arrives, and as everyone knows, fire and water create steam.
"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness to suffering hidden from the eyes of the world."—from Keepers of the Flame The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization, Keepers of the Flame charts the history of Amnesty International and the development of its nerve center, the International Secretariat, over forty-five years. Through interviews with staff members, archival research, and unprecedented access to Amnesty International's internal meetings, Stephen Hopgood provides an engrossing and enlightening account of day-to-day operations within the organization, larger decisions about the nature of its mission, and struggles over the implementation of that mission. An enduring feature of Amnesty's inner life, Hopgood finds, has been a recurrent struggle between the "keepers of the flame" who seek to preserve Amnesty's accumulated store of moral authority and reformers who hope to change, modernize, and use that moral authority in ways that its protectors fear may erode the organization's uniqueness. He also explores how this concept of moral authority affects the working lives of the servants of such an ideal and the ways in which it can undermine an institution's political authority over time. Hopgood argues that human-rights activism is a social practice best understood as a secular religion where internal conflict between sacred and profane—the mission and the practicalities of everyday operations—are both unavoidable and necessary. Keepers of the Flame is vital reading for anyone interested in Amnesty International, its accomplishments, agonies, obligations, fears, opportunities, and challenges—or, more broadly, in how humanitarian organizations accommodate the moral passions that energize volunteers and professional staff alike.
Sean O'Brien,Royal Shakespeare Company,Live Theatre Company
For more than three decades, two neighbor families—the Garners and Smiths—have sat together around backyard bonfi res. As the embers bank down from a roaring blaze, we talk and laugh freely. Sip a little wine and sometimes glimpse a few of life's infi nite angles. We're drawn to the stars with the wonder of searchers who hold something larger than ourselves in awe. And we instinctively pull back from a superheated pace and the bondage of time that drives our loud, brash world. Keeper of the Flame touches on the ritual and meaning of our fi res, the work we do and the play we use to refresh, the friendship and beauty that serve as the unbought grace of life, and many more subjects that have burned brightly during our fi rewatches. Since we've never pretended to have all the answers, this book also invokes the wisdom of more than 80 writers, poets and thinkers to lend insights into our physical and spiritual journeys.
Two sisters born to serve… The sorcerers of Lladrana have already Summoned three women to help fight the evil attacking their world. Yet their fourth Summoning brings the unexpected—twin sisters. And ones with strong ties to Earth. Both have a special gift to heal. But while Brigid Drystan has explored that gift through unorthodox means, Elizabeth has poured herself into getting a medical degree and denying her powers. Now, stuck in a strange land, fighting a plague sent by the Dark to weaken Lladrana, they must use all their resources to save lives. And one twin will risk her own on an experiment that might doom them both.…
Jarnell fights her arranged marriage to unite two noble houses. Running away, she seeks out her elven friend, Dekion, and gains a startling traveling companion in half-orscha warrior, Sahri-tah. Coming together after the devastating wars between the races of their land, the three of them battle their own distrusts of each other's races to search for Dekion's father.
Three hundred people, isolated on a raw new planet in the hope that their psi powers will become the foundation of a culture that can someday shape the future of humankind. If they don't starve first. If they don't lose heart in the face of hardships beyond any they imagined. And if their kids can be reared to believe in the dream and and advance both their technology and their psi powers from one generation to the next. Starship Captain Jesse Sanders hasn't expected to be responsible for the settlement. Peter is the leader, the visionary on whose inspiration they all depend. But Peter has his hands full, not only with maintaining morale but with grueling ordeals of his own. So the job of ensuring the colony's survival falls on Jesse. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained. This is a sequel to "Stewards of the Flame," but it can be read independently. Unlike Engdahl's other earlier novels, it is not a YA book and is not appropriate for middle-school readers.