Sea of Strangers

Author: Erica Cameron

Publisher: Entangled: Teen


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 638

The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal. Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow. The Ryogan Chronicles are best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Island of Exiles Book #2 Sea of Strangers Book #3 War of Storms

Chinese Boxes

A Novel

Author: August Franza

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 490

From the penthouse on the sixtieth floor of a high-rise building, he watches the planes hit the towers of World Trade Center. He is calm; he is tying his tie. The event is horrible. He thinks of the panicthe hurrying and scurrying. There is going to be a lot of destruction. He finishes tying his tie. He continues to watch. He wonders what the future will bring. He believes in America. He believes in New York City. He always has. He will delay discussion of rebuilding for a short time. Meanwhile, there is his fifth heart transplant to prepare for.

Humor Scene Investigation

An Operator's Manual for the Laf-Graf Model 1300 Humor Analyzer

Author: Gary R. Peterson

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 153

The Laf-Graf system of humor analysis began as a simple checklist of comedic literary devices compiled by the author during the writing of his first novel, Rhapsody In Overdrive. Further investigations into the principles of humor lead him straight to the heart and soul of philosophy. From there he discovered a clear view of the world through the fractured perspective of humor. Peterson developed the theoretical Laf-Graf humor analysis instrument-with the help of the mental giants at The Institute that bears his name-to guide the operator through any scenario that the human mind can misconceive. It systematically untangles laughable predicaments through the loopholes of circumstantial evidence. Laughter is a symptom of humor, but thanks to the Laf-Graf Model 1300, it is also a beacon by which one can navigate the obstacle course of life. The Peterson Institute of Arts & Science Research Laboratory and Gift Shop is factitiously located at 6464 Rhapsody Overdrive-Berzerkley, Michigan's most prestigious address for over 50 years. It's an art gallery, science laboratory, church, school, medical facility, lutherie, bus stop, gift shop, entertainment complex, and sports arena for mind games-a "think tank" of higher learning where the only tuition is intuition. Humor Scene Investigation as reviewed in International Journal of Humor Research: "...forensic examination of humor is the subject...of the book. I would give Peterson an 'A' for his effort. This 'scholarly discourse disguised as bombastic spoof' deserves to be read." - Peter Derks, Psychology Dep't., College of William and Mary.

The Final Passage

Author: Caryl Phillips

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 837

From the British-West Indian novelist who is rapidly emerging as the bard of the African diaspora comes a haunting work about “the final passage”—the exodus of black West Indians from their impoverished islands to the uncertain opportunities of England. In her village of St. Patrick’s, Leila Preston has no prospects, a young son, and a husband, Michael, who seems to prefer the company of his mistress. So when her ailing mother travels to England for medical care, Leila decides to follow her. As Caryl Phillips follows the Prestons’ outward voyage—and their bewildered attempt to find a home in a country whose rooming houses post signs announcing “No vacancies for coloureds”—he produces a tragicomic portrait of hope and dislocation. The Final Passage is a novel rich in language, acute in its grasp of character, and unforgettable in its vision of the colonial legacy. “Like Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez, Phillips writes of times so heady and chaotic and of characters so compelling that time moves as if guided by the moon and dreams.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Chase the Dream

Author: Constance Colson

Publisher: Multnomah Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 855

Forrest Jackson, a rodeo rider, falls in love with Jenny, and his partner falls in love with her friend Alison; all of them compete on the circuit, and slowly they all come to find God in their lives


Author: Paul West

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Deaf

Page: 207

View: 882

TQ 20

Twenty Years of the Best Contemporary Writing and Graphics from TriQuarterly Magazine

Author: Reginald Gibbons



Category: American literature

Page: 667

View: 436

An American Doctor's Odyssey

Adventures in Forty-five Countries

Author: Victor George Heiser



Category: East Asia

Page: 544

View: 559





Category: College prose, American


View: 287