Did Anyone Else See That Coming...?

Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 443

New in the best-selling series of Unpublished Letters, this is a year in review made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers. In a year in which even the most seasoned commentators have struggled to keep pace with the news cycle, letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their refreshing take on events. Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95% of the paper’s huge postbag that never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don’t quite fit with the rest of the day’s selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risque, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad. Thankfully Iain Hollingshead is on-hand to give the authors of the best unpublished letters the stage they so richly deserve. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. With an agenda as enticing as ever the ninth book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s readers have an astute sense of what really matters.

The Debate

Author: James L. Lowther

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 657

View: 796

The Debate picks up where The Group leaves off. Danny had finished his tense sessions with The Group, made up of self styled student philosophers. At the end of the final session Peter Grayson challenges Danny to a campus wide debate, scheduled for the first Saturday in March. Dean Moreland had approved of the debate. On a personal note, Danny spends a marvelous Thanksgiving with the Lowrys while Karen spends a very exciting and event fi lled week at the Carters for Christmas. Much drama ensues as Karen discovers that she looks amazingly like Dannys sister, Mary, and then Mary springs a Christmas shocker surprise on everyone. Meanwhile, Peter Grayson discovers that solid facts that support the naturalist position are few and far between. Because of this, the EU administration is furious that Danny was not soundly defeated in the campus debate on creationism vs. naturalism. They are even more furious when Danny is forced to reveal that he is planning to bring a Christian club onto campus. The tension that develops from this angst sweeps up the reader in the culminating chapter of the book, as one realizes what a great price must be paid by those who go into the elite venues of the world to be a witness.

R.M. Ahmose Presents Tales You Never Saw Coming

Author: R.M. Ahmose

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 649

R.M. Ahmoses extensive background in psychology plays a key role in the three short stories presented in R.M. Ahmose Presents Tales You Never Saw Coming. Add this element to the keen observations taken from life in the inner city of Baltimore, and a plethora of knowledge gained from university classes, and the result is an imaginative, quirky collection of stories that elicit deep thought and expansive thinking. R.M. Ahmose Presents Tales You Never Saw Coming is a collection of three stories, each of which is meant to delight with its imaginativeness, quirkiness, and sometimes eyebrow-raising social commentary. While robots are the stated central characters in the lead story Better Design, this tale actually highlights features of human society. Saved blends religion, devoutness, doubt, agnosticism, and ill fortune. The final story, Psychotherapy and Desserts, presents a tale of intrigue based on an experience at a community mental health center. A suspenseful collection of stories, R.M. Ahmose Presents Tales You Never Saw Coming pays heed to the idea that nothing is as it seems.

Serenity

Author: Kyra E. Gates

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 276

I didnt want to fall in love . . . I wanted to run away and I tried too; but every touch just starts a fire within you. Sometimes its like a dream when you think that person wants what you want but youre scared because you dont know; all you know is that, that person makes you feel incredible, desirable; and you find yourself melting . . . and you hope; no you pray that he feels the same way because you dont know if you can walk away . . . you dont want to walk away but you cherish every moment youre with him because if he . . . she doesnt feel the same way at least you . . . . For as long as Dorian has remembered he has longed for the love of his mother. His mother is vindictive, heartless and only has one thing on her mind; money and her prestigious position as President of Legacy State University. Shes thrown women at his feet and disapproved when hes wanted to make his own decisions in regards to his love life and anything else for that matter. Dorian wants a woman that loves him like no other, a woman he can open his heart too. A woman that mesmerizes him in and out of the bedroom; and he knows just where to find her. The woman hes always wanted is now untouchable. She is the key to his success and the key to his happiness but can he have both? Serenity Cole is sexy, ambitious, and more often than not confident; but that is until she takes her talents to Legacy State University and finds that the new head coach is none other than Dorian Wilson, the man shes dreamt about since her summer vacations with her family in TC Florida. Lines will be crossed, lives will be threatened, love will be tested. Take the ride with Serenity and Dorian as they find something they never thought possible between a man and a woman. Kyra Gates brings you to tears with her first Romance Novel. The story of Serenity and Dorian will leave you wanting more. Its riveting, sexy, and will engulf you like a forest fire.

Horse Heaven

A Novel

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 261

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year

Eastern Waves, Western Shores

Author: Chathuri Nugawela

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 547

Eastern Waves, Western Shores is a novel based on the life of a Sri Lankan woman who comes to study in England and then moves back to Sri Lanka and struggles fitting back in. The expectation of the elders, of society in general, cultural norms and the demands on a modern day career woman overwhelm her. She is torn between her loyalty to her family and the dreams she has for herself. It is a book about a looming arranged marriage, the yearning of young woman to fall in love hopefully with someone that is acceptable to her and her family, to live away from the family feuds and land disputes, away from the "dictatorship" of elders vs her duties towards them. Even after following her heart and her dreams she feels tormented sometimes and seeks an equilibrium in America.

Tension in the Tank

Embracing Interfaith Mysticism Without Leaving the Church

Author: Barbara Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 458

Tension in the Tank meets us where we are on a faith journey that includes doubt and pain. Here is a voice that speaks to the beauty and value of interfaith understanding and liberal social values while digging deep into the heart of Christian mysticism. If we are living a spirituality that matters, it will affect the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat each other. Tension in the Tank is about faith that is relevant, secure, and ever-evolving. It is a guidebook for building meaningful relationships with Spirit, self, and each other. Radically open to possibility and wonder, Tension in the Tank offers the opportunity and the challenge to live our faith in such a way that the walls between us come down and we become pursuers and enactors of universal justice.

Ancient Appetites

Author: Oisin McGann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 297

Nate Wildenstern's brother has been killed, and the finger is pointed at him . . . After nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Nate returns home to the family empire ruled by his father - the ruthless Wildenstern Patriarch. But Nate's life is soon shattered by his brother's death, and the Rules of Ascension, allowing the assassination of one male family member by another, means he's being blamed. He knows that he is not the murderer, but who is? With the aid of his troublesome sister-in-law, Daisy, and his cousin Gerald, he means to find out. But when the victims of the family's tyrannical regime choose the funeral to seek their revenge, they accidentally uncover the bodies of some ancient Wildenstern ancestors, one of whom bears a Patriarch's ring. The lives of Nate and his family are about to take a strange and horrifying turn . . .

The Meadow

Author: Ann Thompson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

View: 678

The Meadow is a story of how love can cross the barrier of time and space to unite two people and ultimately sort life into its proper place. The Meadow is an imaginary place that Amy created in a meditation exercise; or is it really? The meadow belongs to Dan and it is his favorite place in all the world to be. They meet and love in the wonderful meadow, but something is not quite right. It takes a sketch of the meadow to bring them to the realization that they are not living at the same time. The sequel is a startling revelation for the author and the subsequent search for her missing past.

Reality

The Novel

Author: Jeff Havens

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 526

Trent Tucker, the protagonist of this hilarious satire, hates reality TV. Unfortunately, his job at Nova Consulting involves the creation of new reality shows that are even more outrageous and excessive than those now on television. Surrounded by colleagues who could easily be characters in the own reality show—dumb blonde, angry black man, flamboyant homosexual, frosty bitch, fast-talking Sicilian and their megalomaniacal boss, P.T. Beauregard—Trent's immersion is complete. The characters in Reality: the novel, behave a lot like their television counterparts as they bicker with each other incessantly, backstab their co-workers, find themselves on a deserted island and become involved in a murder plot—all good, clean fun that mimics the fantasy lives they feverishly try to create for their anxious network clients.