From the Scottish Highlands Via New York and Texas to Mars and Beyond
Author: James Hutchison
James is down on his luck and he's only twenty-something. To set his life on a better course, he travels to Scotland where he was born and spent the first six years of his life. If he can find his roots, he reckons on making a new beginning. From the moment he encounters his cousin, whose existence is unknown to almost everyone, James realizes adventures beyond even his imagination. He travels back to the United States and on to outer space and the land of spirits. Along the way, strangers met apparently by chance metamorphose into teachers who initiate James into the worldy mysteries of sex, career, marriage, parenthood, and death of a loved one. James, who narrates this fictional autobiography, divulges intimate material. His subjective and personal account of his journey includes much psychological material, such as dreams, fantasy, poetry, and visions. This is a modern account of a young man's coming-of-age, told with the inside knowledge of a psychologist.
This manuscript, [¬James' Journey[¬? is a grandmother's attempt at sharing, not only his story of courage, but his family and friends story of love shared, inspiration, companionship, and cultivation of new friends that were born and grew through this little boy's battle with cancer. The story is told from the many entries over a 4 year period* that his father and mother shared through a website, CaringBridge. CaringBridge is a [¬free, personalized website that connects loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.[¬? It is being offered in the hope that it will help others that may be facing the challenge of that dreaded diagnosis, cancer. May it help others as they read of James' treatment, his daily experiences, both good and bad, as well as that of his family and friends. Our hope is that his story may reach someone that needs to have their faith renewed by [¬walking[¬? with this family through their journey[¬]..which still continues today.
The Way of Saint James: Journey to America is the story about a family with origins in Spain and their journey to America, including the United States of America and Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (the United Mexican States). The story focuses on the lives of two men, Mihail Gurevich and Baltazar de la Vega. Their families’ background, history, and the lives they led in Europe under conditions that motivated both men to immigrate to America to seek a better life are told. Both men departed when they were young and overcame several obstacles with a resolve to achieve a life in which they could live in freedom and prosper with hard work and dedication toward family. Both individuals were products of not only their place of birth but also the societies in which they lived. Both left what could have been a life not confronted by danger and the unknown. Both chose to venture forth, accepting whatever challenges and risks life may present to them. Their journeys occurred against the larger history of Europe in which they lived. Their journey is similar to the mystical El Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, which served as a metaphor of their quest.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Scott Separated by tragedy - Reunited by love Hailey’s Haven A safe place to call home... After escaping her abusive foster home thirteen years ago, Hailey Donovan thought her nightmare was over. Until she's nearly hit by gunfire while hiking the Smoky Mountains. Her instincts are to avoid handsome park ranger Rock Wilson, but more gunfire forces them to work together to escape. Hailey wants to leave town, but Rock talks her into staying. Rock is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding Hailey. As they seek the truth behind the escalating attacks, Rock realizes he's also in danger of losing his heart. Can Rock provide Hailey the save haven she desperately needs? Sawyer’s Secret Can he put the mistakes of his past, behind him? After escaping a horrible foster home thirteen years ago, Sawyer Murphy has started over, working as a cop. But the truth of the night he and his foster siblings escaped the fire, haunts him. When he rescues Naomi Palmer from the men who'd kidnapped her, he risks his career, and his life to help find the men responsible. Naomi is determined to find her half-sister Kate, who disappeared without a trace. Even when danger followers her every move, Naomi refuses to lose hope. Sawyer's determination to find the men responsible is a blessing, and she soon loses her heart to the solitary cop. Can she convince Sawyer to forgive himself long enough to accept her love? Darby’s Decision Will he forgive her betrayal? Six years ago, Darby Walsh betrayed Gage Killion for the sake of her unborn child. When the zip line cable Darby is using pulls free, sending her crashing into a tree, Darby doesn’t think it’s an accident. And when Gage Killion arrives on the scene, he’s her first suspect. She doesn’t tell him about their son, until it becomes clear that the drug dealers they helped put in jail, are out for revenge. Gage is shocked he has a five-year-old son, realizing the baby was the reason for her betrayal. He wants to be a part of Leo’s life, but first he needs to protect Darby, and help find those responsible for the multiple attacks against them. Will he convince Darby her next decision should be to give him another chance? Cooper’s Choice Will he choose family or love? As an artist Cooper Holland instantly notices the beautiful woman going into a church, for the second time in as many days. When he discovers two men in black are after the pretty lady, he springs into action, rescuing her from danger. The rules of witness protection prevent Mia Royce from confiding in Cooper, but she has little choice when her US Marshal contact doesn’t answer her calls. Cooper helps keep Mia hidden, despite the ongoing attacks against her. Cooper offers to do whatever is necessary to keep her safe. But Mia can’t ask Cooper to give up his life, despite the fact he’d already captured her heart. Will Cooper choose his foster family, or her love? Trent’s Trust Can he trust his heart? Lead guitarist, Trent Atkins left his foster brother for the music scene in Nashville. Things went well until the day he woke up from a terrible hangover to find the lead singer of their band, dead. Now someone is trying to kill him, and he has no idea who or why. Private Investigator Serena Jerash is determined to uncover the truth behind Jimmy’s death. She believes he was murdered, and soon discovers Trent has become a target, too. The only way to survive is for the two of them to uncover the band leader’s secrets. Trent doesn’t trust anyone, least of all, himself. Will Serena convince Trent to follow his heart? Jayme’s Journey Will she ever escape her past? Jayme Weston has come a long way from the abusive foster home run by the Preacher. Now Caitlyn is living on her own, and Jayme finds herself at loose ends—until she is targeted by several suspicious fires. Arson Investigator Linc Quade doesn’t understand why this fire bug isn’t following a typical arson pattern. And the beautiful redhead isn’t nearly as forthcoming as he’d like. As the attempts against Jayme escalate, Linc becomes more determined to protect her. Falling in love wasn’t a part of his plan. When the arsonist manages to kidnap Jayme, Linc knows time is running out. Will he rescue her, before it’s too late? Caitlyn’s Christmas Will she survive to celebrate Christmas? When an injured cat runs across the road, Caitlyn rushes to the rescue, only to witness a brutal murder. When the killer sees her, she calls her cop friend Devon Rainer for advice, humbled when he agrees to protect her. Devon is concerned about Caitlyn’s safety, especially after they return to the scene of the crime to find the dead woman gone without a trace. The escalating attacks against Caitlyn, prove the killer intends to keep her from identifying him. Will they survive long enough to celebrate Christmas?
THE LONER Brooding Ty O'Hara was not looking forward to being saddled with a mysterious, alluring woman as a houseguest at his isolated Montana ranch. But Ty could sense Black Watch agent Merrill Santiago needed healing and comfort…and much more. THE LADY Hoping to drive away the painful demons of her past, Merrill retreated to Ty's ranch for a winter of peace and quiet—only to discover the most dangerous man she'd ever met. Because she was falling for a man who threatened to tear down her protective walls…. THE BLACK WATCH: Men and women sworn to live—and love—by a code of honor.
The second edition of Cities and Cinema provides an updated survey of films about cities, from their significance for modernity at the beginning of the twentieth century to the contemporary relationship between virtual reality and urban space. The book demonstrates the importance of the filmic depiction of capitals for national cinemas in the twentieth century and analyzes the transnational transfer of cinematic images surrounding global cities in the twenty-first century. Cities and Cinema covers the different facets of the cinematic depiction of cities. It rehearses distinct methodologies and offers a survey of the history of the cinematic city. The book also deepens our understanding of tropes and narrative conventions that shape films about urban settings and that reflect the transformation of cities throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Beginning with a discussion of the Weimar “street film,” it analyzes how the city film defined modernity. The book outlines the sociological context and the aesthetic features of so-called film noir, made in 1940s Hollywood and depicting Los Angeles. Paris became the site for the development of auteur cinema, which repeatedly depicts characters moving through the city. Tokyo took up noir to signal modern crime. The volume delineates how filmic genres, such as science fiction, comment on the present by imagining future forms of urban living. After analyzing how cinema captures the relationship between sexual identity and urban anonymity, migration and urban space, and marginalized ethnic and sexual identity in ghetto films, the book emphasizes transnational dynamics and global cities in the twenty-first century. Its conclusion points to the increasing virtual mediation of cities with new media. Cities and Cinema offers a historical overview of the development of films about cities and a theoretical approach to the intersection of urban studies and film studies. This title is designed as a textbook primarily for second-year undergraduate students in Film/Media studies, Urban studies, as well as Geography and Planning.
Henry James's Style of Retrospect traces James's engagement with the writing of the recent past across the last twenty-five years of his life and examines the thoroughgoing change his style underwent in this last phase of his career, as his focus turned from the observation of contemporary manners to biographical commemoration and autobiographical reminiscence, and the balance of his output gradually shifted from fiction to non-fiction. The 'late personal writings' of the book's subtitle are works of retrospective non-fiction. They are a varied group, representing a broad array of genres and occasions: commemorative essays and obituary tributes, textual revisions and accounts of revisiting familiar places, cultural and literary criticism, biography and autobiography, and family memoir. Oliver Herford proposes that we read the late personal writings as a coherent sequence, bound together by a close texture of cross-references and allusive echoes, and united by James's newly discovered sense for the literary possibilities of non-fiction. Closely analyzing the style of these writings, this study offers a boldly revisionist account of the way style itself challenges and preoccupies the very late James. A linked series of innovative close readings takes the major works of this period in sequence, addressing a key point of style in each: particular attention is paid to procedures of reference (to the historical past, to real persons and places and objects), a dimension of style often neglected and sometimes actively slighted in analyses of James's late work. Henry James's Style of Retrospect asks what it means for so distinguished a novelist to alter the foundations of his written manner so strikingly in late life, and shows how we may begin to reconfigure our understanding of late Jamesian aesthetics accordingly.