In this riveting fantasy adventure that VOYA called "absolutely necessary for middle grades," thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret Eighth Day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense. When Jax wakes up to a world without any people, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the Eighth Day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day. There's a reason Evangeline's hiding. As the descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, her magic is highly sought by corrupt Transitioners who want to use her to destroy the seven-day world. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the human race from destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out. Be sure to check out The Inquisitor's Mark, the spellbinding second novel in the Eighth Day series.
This lay history of molecular biology now contains material on some of the principal figures involved, particularly Rosalind Franklin and Erwin Chargaff. The foreword and epilogue sketch the further development of molecular biology into the era of recombinant DNA.
"And on the Seventh Day, He rested." --Genesis, 2:2-3 The EighthDay is an explosive, compulsively readable novel of suspense that plunges a clever young man into a web of mystery and international deceit, bringing him face to face with the ultimate evil. Danny Cray is a struggling 28 year-old sculptor and video artist who lives in Washington DC. To make ends meet, he does occasional freelance work as a researcher for a large firm of private detectives. When one of their most powerful clients approaches him with a job, the money is too good to resist. All he has to do is learn what a recently deceased university professor was working on when he died. But Danny stumbles on far more than he expected when he discovers that the professor was in touch with the Vatican about a remote tribe of Kurds who worship the Peacock Angel; Satan. After others connected to the professor start to disappear, Danny finds himself in great peril and must travel into the ancient land where this tribe still lives in order to discover what is truly at stake in his investigation. A mesmerising blend of science, religion, history and suspense, The Eighth Day confirms John Case's position as a master of intelligent commercial fiction.
“I came that you may have life and have it in all its fullness” (John 10:10). In this book, Revd Dr. Steven Underdown presents the paschal mystery—the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus—as the means by which the Son first realized that utter fullness of life which God had always intended for humankind. He also argues that it is only in and though the paschal mystery that human beings find their fulfillment. Only insofar as someone is open to be given in love is that person open to receive fullness of new life. The book explores some of the ways by which, under God’s grace, the church can establish patterns of life and worship which will enable growth into the paschal mystery. It focuses in particular on a weekly pattern of life established in various parish and monastic communities in which every week is celebrated as a kind of “Holy Week in miniature.” This pattern—termed the Pattern of the Week—is seen as providing a context for life-giving response to the divine initiative.
This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award–winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwritten annotations in the margins of the book, and other illuminating documentary material. In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent twenty months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he launched The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.
In the tradition of Seven Days in May, written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey at the height of the Cold War, The Eight Day is a fictional account of a Constitutional crisis that pits the President of the United States and key members of his administration against members of the Armed Forces and the American electorate. Timothy Rowland, the White House chief of staff and a man who believes a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, seizes upon a bloody confrontation between a Mexican drug cartel in Arizona and members of a militia group led by Allen Devin, a charismatic retired Marine colonel, to suppress what he views as lawless vigilantism along the border with Mexico. A raid on Devin’s militia, comprised entirely of veterans hand picked by Devin, miscarries due to advanced warning by members of the armed forces and local authorizes who are sympathetic to Devin’s stance. The FBI raid, conducted without prior notice to the Governor of Arizona and broadcast live by a reporter sent to interview Devin for a television news network, leads to the governor shutting down all Federal buildings and agencies in the state as well as the mobilization of the State’s National Guard. To meet this challenge, the President enacts the Insurrection Act, which authorizes him to use the U.S. Military to restore Federal authority in Arizona. This action results in a crisis of conscience among members of the uniformed services, leading the Joint Chiefs of Staff and several senior commanders throughout the military to decline to use American troops to resolve what they view as a political crisis best resolved between the Federal government and the governor of Arizona. Determined to meet this challenge to the President’s authority, Rowland contrives a show of force designed to crush Devin’s rebellious militia and cower the state’s governor using a direct assault by a Ranger battalion commanded by an officer willing to carry out the president’s orders. Devin and the state governor, aware of this move, counter it by calling for all concerned and patriotic Americans to converge on Washington, D.C. and shut down the Federal government, followed by the convening of a constitutional convention for the purpose of rewriting the Constitution of the United States. As tension between the Federal government, a growing number of governors agree to the governor of Arizona’s call for a constitutional convention while public outrage over the President’s actions sets into motion a mass march on Washington that aims to shut down the Federal government. The Ranger battalion, which defers launching a full blooded assault on the militia compound, finds itself involved in a siege within a siege, as it surrounds the militia compound but finds itself surrounded by elements of the Arizona National Guard.
In the period following Stalin's death in 1953, Marek Hlasko was the most acclaimed and popular contemporary writer in Poland. The Eighth Day of the Week, his first novel, caused a sensation in Poland in 1956 and then in the West, where Hlasko was hailed as "a Communist James Dean." Two young people search for a place to consummate their relationship in a world jammed with strangers and emptied of all intimacy. Their yearning for the redemptive power of authentic love is thwarted by the moral and aesthetic ugliness around them. The Eighth Day of the Week memorably depicts the tension between the degradation to which the characters are forced to submit and the preservation of an inner purity which they refuse to relinquish.
Christian Bobin is one of the most prolific and best-selling inspirational writers in France. His ‘lyric essays’, neither prose nor poetry, utilise a limited vocabulary manipulated with the precision of a watchmaker. Bobin often obtains his effects through startling juxtapositions of the ordinary, aimed straight at the heart and not without the intention of drawing blood.Prevalent themes in his work include the natural world, the perspectives of the very old and the very young, and the distilled wisdom of his contemplative Catholic faith. A lifelong sufferer from ‘persuasive melancholy’, Bobin mines the narrow seam of joy and wonder in the dank rock face of depression, and writing has been the tool he has employed to chip it out. The Eighth Day comprises – in an original English translation – a superb collection of Bobin’s writings from the last 30 years. A guaranteed best-selling author in France – his books can sell up to 200,000 copies per edition – he is an inspirational writer yet to be discovered in the English-speaking world.This anthology is designed to introduce him to a new readership, and includes fresh introductions to each chapter by translator and compiler Pauline Matarasso.
Discourses on Bris Milah Drawn from the Weekly Sidra
Author: Eliezer Ginsburg
This book focuses on one of the most joyous events in Jewish life: Bris Milah. It provides a discourse on the occasion for every sidrah of the year! An important source for anyone who may be called upon to say a few words. Includes the complete service for Bris Milah.
When a nuclear warhead capable of destroying all of North America is planted in Hudson Bay by members of a Russian cabal, Colonel John Morgan pursues a trail of espionage from Moscow to Washington. Reprint.
Four different women come together under the sometimes tenuous but always unbreakable bond of friendship. Ruth Johnson has finally left her abusive husband of fourteen years and jumped feet first into "What the hell do I do now?" oblivion. Then into her life come three unforgettable women who turn her world upside down. Feisty, outspoken Bernice, a.k.a. "Bernie," has been there and done that when it comes to love and marriage. Her ex-husband is settled down with his much younger wife and her kids are grown, and Bernie is looking to enjoy her fellow man--in more ways than one--no strings attached...or so she thinks. Sweet Southern belle May has it all: a beautiful home, two wonderful children, and a fine husband who worships the ground she walks on, yet a shadow hangs over what should be her equally perfect life, threatening to shake up her happy home. The older, wiser Clara is their guiding force, and when disaster strikes, all three women rally around her, determined to see her through it. Life is just getting interesting, and if they hold on to each other, they just might make it. J.D. Mason's And on the Eighth Day She Rested is an empowering story of the tough times we all face and the friends who help us through.
The earth has passed through the tail of a comet, causing a spectacular Christmas Eve meteor storm. But the meteors have brought something else to Earth as well. In the small West Texas town of Monahans, something is happening to people, causing them to behave like wild, murderous animals, killing with a relentless blood lust.- Cover.
2016 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist. "Five compelling stars. An impressive debut novel that mixes action, adventure, mystery, police procedural, and science fiction. If you enjoy Michael Crichton, Philip K. Dick, or Robert Ludlum, you need to read this book."A warning from a stranger."Nothing you know is real. Your name isn't Shawn Jaffe, you're not an investment broker, and you're not from Ohio."But the stranger is murdered before he can explain.Now Shawn isn't sure who he can trust.Even his own memories are suspect.Someone is watching him, controlling him, using him.To survive, he'll need to find out who and why.But the stakes are much higher than one man.Our humanity is on the line, and on the eighth day, it could be the beginning of the end.
Stories about pranks figure prominently in Boccaccio's Decameron. This book explores Boccaccio's poetics of repetition, accumulation, and contiguity in Day Eight, a day rich in tales of practical jokes.