The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul’s life within a displaced community and his fierce ambition at school. He describes how, on scholarship at Oxford, homesickness and depression struck with great force; the ways in which Naipaul’s first wife helped him to cope and their otherwise fraught marriage; and Naipaul’s struggles throughout subsequent uncertainties in England, including his twenty-five-year-long affair. Naipaul’s extraordinary gift—producing, uniquely, masterpieces of both fiction and nonfiction—is most of all born of a forceful, visionary impulse, whose roots French traces with a sympathetic brilliance and devastating insight. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sometimes it’s the little things we overlook that keep us from experiencing God’s best. We all have a purpose and destiny in discovering our best selves. As we begin to seek the path for our lives, the lessons we learn from God’s Word are considered “stepping-stones.” They are not there to make us stumble, but to move us into the next level of our lives. It Is What It Isdiscusses the lessons author Debra A. Scales has learned through God’s Word, explaining what it really means to live according to the Word of God and why it is important to obey His Word. Each lesson of God’s Word moves us closer to our destiny and is valuable to our growth. As we grow in the Word of God, some lessons may be painful; we can think of these as “growing pains,” designed to bring out the best in us. Scales shares the lessons she has learned and the tests and trials she has endured without giving up. Each day brings new challenges and new opportunities to experience the glory of God’s Word. In It Is What It Is, author Debra A. Scales reveals the beauty of God’s world and the magnificence of His Word.
Railroad technology - the tools of the trade - The track: alignment and structure - The locomotive - The train - Signals and communication - Car types and carloadings - Terminal operations - Unit-train operations - Intermodal traffic - Special services and operations - Administration, law, accouting. Populäre Eisenbahnliteratur.
Maiya is a young, intelligent, and beautiful co-owner of a lucrative physical therapy company with her best friend Milan. Unlucky in love, she has continued to make bad choices in men. Until the day she meets Malachi, Maiya has given up on love. Malachi is everything a woman could want: single, sexy, successful....And no kids. But is Malachi the man of Maiyas dreams? Can he really make her happy? Has she gotten her ex-boyfriend out of her life? For good? Maiya battles within herself and struggles between moving forward and holding on to the past. While planning her wedding to an executive, Milan is playing house with her childhood sweetheart. Time is moving fast, and Milan must come clean to both her fianc and her lover. Will the men in her life be able to handle the skeletons in her closet? Will her reckless behavior affect the business she and Maiya share? What else do these best friends have in common? It Is What It Is takes you through lies, deceit, love, and scandal but will teach you about the true meaning of family.
Mr. Purple Dinosaur was a very lonely dinosaur until he met a family who took him in and loved him. Through this family Mr. Purple Dinosaur found God and his son Jesus. He also found the love of his life, Daisy Mae. Mr. Purple Dinosaur and Daisy Mae were married. Very soon they will have two tiny purple dinosaurs!