Eden's Story

The Eden Trilogy

Author: Chris Beckett

Publisher: Atlantic Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 797

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The fascinating Eden trilogy, now, for the first time, collated as one e-book Dark Eden You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy, two marooned explorers. Sheltering beneath the Forest's lantern trees, slowly starving, the Oldest recount legends of a time when men and women made boats that could travel between worlds. One day, they will come back for you. You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden. Mother of Eden Generations after the break up of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. Both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth known as Gela, the mother of them all. When Starlight Brooking meets a strange, powerful man, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no idea that she will be a stand-in for Gela herself. And she has no idea of the enemies she will make, no inkling that a time will come when she, like John Redlantern, will choose to kill... Daughter of Eden A dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie Redlantern must flee withher family to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela - the mother of them all - began. It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending.

Little Edens: Stories

Author: Barbara Klein Moss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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"Each of Moss's surprising, beautifully constructed, and soulful stories brilliantly illuminates the paradox of paradise." —Booklist These eight magical stories address the Edenic spaces that people create in their lives and the serpents that subtly inhabit them. In "Rug Weaver" (selected for Best American Short Stories 2001) an Iranian rug dealer makes a paradise of his prison cell by weaving an elaborate rug in his mind. Grieving parents in the title story transfigure a luxury subdivision in southern California into a vision of heaven. And in the novella "The Palm Tree of Dilys Cathcart" an unlikely love story unfolds between an Orthodox Jewish butcher and a lonely English piano teacher, who discovers a hunger for intimacy and ritual as she helps the butcher transcribe the mysterious songs he hears in his head. These and other stories constitute an elegant and richly evocative collection about the complexities of worldly and spiritual desires. Reading group guide included.

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

Author: John Matteson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

The Greatest Story Never Told Through My Eyes 'Eden'

Author: Melodie J. Dobbins

Publisher: Lulu.com


Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 819

Science-Fiction Romance Before the Devinci Code, Before Jesus, was the story of Adam & Eve. In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. This may be true but did God first create man on Earth? I don't think so. Earth was colonized by a group of explorers. Through the eyes of an old man the story is told. A more plausible story that explains everything including how man evolved on Earth, how religion really got started, and how we all came to be. Many of the situations and sub-stories are based on actually fact. Could this be how we really started?

The Garden of Eden: Stories from the first nine books of the Old Testament

Author: George Hodges

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 1316

View: 876

"The Garden of Eden: Stories from the first nine books of the Old Testament" by George Hodges. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Hotel Eden: Stories

Author: Ron Carlson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 714

Twelve stories featuring odd characters. In A Note on the Type, a convict develops an interest in typography and on his escape proceeds to cover walls in graffiti, Zanduce at Second is on a baseball player whose balls kill people, and The Chromium Hook is on a killer madman. By the author of Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


The Life and Times of Anthony Eden, First Earl of Avon, 1897-1977

Author: D. R. Thorpe

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Great Britain

Page: 758

View: 484

Based on hitherto unseen primary source material, this biography of the once Prime Minister and Foreign Minister reveals the inside stories of the Munich crisis and the Suez crisis. It also throws new light on Churchill.

Echoes of Old Cumberland

Poems and Translations

Author: Mary Powley



Category: Cumberland (England)

Page: 274

View: 944

The Bible and Global Tourism

Author: James S. Bielo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 285

View: 991

This volume examines the ways in which biblical tourism is enmeshed within the production and management of heritage, global contexts of marketing and publicity, accessibility of sacred sites and routes for multiple audiences, and the forging of connections between travel and social identity. By exploring issues such as devotional piety, religious pedagogy, and entertainment, an interdisciplinary collection of scholars traces how biblical tourism experiences are choreographed and consumed, and how these practices shape embodied and narrative performances of scripture. Contributors focus on four major questions: How have people used tourism to develop new, or renewed, relationships with the Bible? Historically, what role has the Bible played in the development of modern tourism? In the context of the tourist encounter, how have people mobilized the Bible as a social and expressive resource? And what forms of social exchange shape acts of biblical tourism, such as among pilgrims, or between people and landscapes? These questions are centered not only around authorized shrines and “Holy Places,” but also festivals, museums, theme parks, and heritage sites. This book aims to create a comparative and interdisciplinary dialogue around the dynamic relationship between biblical heritage claims and the practices and infrastructures of modern tourism.