In 1975, six young people stormed the West German embassy in Stockholm, taking the entire staff hostage. They demanded the immediate release of members of the Baader- Meinhof group being held as prisoners in West Germany, but twelve hours into the siege, the embassy was blown up, two hostages were dead, and many others were injured, including the captors. Thus begins Leif GW Persson’s Another Time, Another Life. The story, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, p icks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary. Another ten years pass before the confounding truth about the murder victim is unearthed. Just as Lars Martin Johansson, a friend of Jarnebring’s, begins his tenure as the head of the Swedish Security Police, he inherits two files from his predecessor, one of which is on the murder victim—who turns out to have been a collaborator in the 1975 embassy takeover. Revealed now are not only the identities of the other collaborators but also the identity of the murderer: an intelligent, capable lawyer a heartbeat away from the top position in Sweden’s Ministry of Defense. With masterfully interlaced plotlines pulled from the darkest corners of political power and corruption, Another Time, Another Life bristles with wit, insight, and intensity.
Monique Noel Browns collection of poems are well crafted about today's society's taboos. It itself expresses ideas of feminism, racism, oppression and mental health. The book initially challenges the taboos of society, by speaking plainly about topics that are shunned or hidden away. It is a good read for those who wish to connect and relate to the speaker.
Another Time, Another Place is a fantasy that also delivers a message to a society that has strayed. Stephanie, expecting a simple life of home and hearth, marries a man who finds more pleasure in ambitious, expensive undertakings. Once savoring success, he is driven to ever more ambitious and expensive ventures. The loss of their son is a turning point in her life. Stephanie goes off alone to the Another Time resort, a charming place in the ambiance of days gone by, back when the world moved at a slower pace, when there were no cars, planes or televisions. In an unusual occurrence, she follows what she believes to be her destiny and leaves this world to enter one of another dimension where she finds happiness.
A girl child is born to a very average family. As she begins to grow up she begins to experience very frightening episodes. One of which she hears voices calling to her. They lead her to a small shallow creek. Once she gets there she is pushed in and is held under until she losses consciousness, when she comes to, she is covered in mud and soaking wet. Something tried to drown her but she has no idea who or what because the voices are not something that anyone can see. They come from within her and are trying to destroy her. But Why? She is an innocent child what is this thing? Her life becomes very difficult and very near tragic. The older she gets the worse things get. She lives and dies many times, but that's only a fraction of what really goes on in Christy's life.
Play Script for 5W & 2M - Have you ever wished you had a different life? Carole Lee did. Growing up in a family of doctors was hard, especially since her family expected her to follow the tradition. But Carole Lee didn't want to be a doctor. She wanted to be a writer. That's why she dropped out of her medical classes - so she could pursue her dream. Unfortunately, Carole Lee's mother was less than enthusiastic about her daughter's new career choice and she took drastic measures to show her disapproval. Tired of trying to live up to other people's expectations and being taken for granted, Carole Lee wishes for a life that's different. She just didn't think that Peter, her Guardian Angel, would make her wish come true!
In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda—once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro—and chaos.Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was a promised land for generations of poor Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal since before there were English-speakers in North America. After the collapse of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola was brusquely cut loose, spurring the catastrophe of a still-ongoing civil war. Kapuscinski plunged right into the middle of the drama, driving past thousands of haphazardly placed check-points, where using the wrong shibboleth was a matter of life and death; recording his imporessions of the young soldiers—from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal—fighting a nebulous war with global repercussions; and examining the peculiar brutality of a country surprised and divided by its newfound freedom.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.
Beyond their acute depiction of life in the Soviet Union, Yuri Trifonov's novellas offer an extraordinarily rich literary encounter in the tradition of great nineteenth-century Russian writing. "Another Life" is the story of Olga, a woman suddenly widowed and attempting to grasp the memory of her brilliant, erratic husband and to understand their life together. Possessed with a passion for truth, able to appreciate how the past affects the present, he could not hope to flourish in a society where intrigue and moral compromise were the norm. A sharp, satirical portrait of an academic opportunist, "The House on the Embankment" is paradoxically laced with compassion and humor. Vadim Alexandrovich Glebov rises from shabby origins to become an apparatchik yet in so doing suffers his share of oppression - from society, from former friends, and, most significantly, from his total inability to make decisions.
Jonathan Harrington Crossleys parents had great expectations of him. He belonged to a family of intellectuals and he was expected to follow in their footsteps. But Jonathan wanted something different something more real, something more connected with life. He wanted to taste the excitement of the business world. He even saw himself as a future Donald Trump. The fact that he was black never struck him as relevant. Kissing The Underbelly, co-authored by Joseph Anderson and Judy Millspaugh Anderson, M.D., is a novel about love, poverty, the stock market, survival and race relations set in Philadelphia, PA
Twelve-year-old Cassie has a lot to cope with when her father moves "out of the picture." Her mom's constantly working overtime, her teenage sister's going AWOL, and her little brother seriously needs attention. It's up to Cassie to prevent total chaos at home -- or so she thinks. She can't control everything, though. At school Cassie's two "best" friends are turning nasty, and a cute boy is sending mixed signals. And then there's Mr. Mullaney -- the weirdest, hardest English teacher in the seventh grade -- who hates everything she does. Since Mr. Mullaney isn't even reading her brilliant work, Cassie starts submitting journal entries like "A Virtual Tour of My Insanely Messy Desk." But her sassy humor isn't winning her any friends or helping her ailing grades. What's a girl to do when life gets totally insane? Barbara Dee has created a witty, poignant portrait of an intense, honest, feisty girl who is ferociously funny and only too human.
The 9/11 tragedy is foreseen by a former Viet Nam era prisoner of war, working in the Twin Towers for a prestigious Wall Street firm. He struggles to save his friends and himself from a coming disaster he doesnt understandand to simply keep a job that is becoming more and more ethically challenging. His struggle becomes infinitely more complicated as beings from his distant, forgotten past re-emerge in his life some requesting help, some to help, and some to confound and destroy. Ultimately, modern conceptions of time, reality, human feeling and economics also find themselves under attack.