From the acclaimed author of ‘A Father’s Story’: A boy looks to the Catholic Church for understanding as his family weathers two failed marriages. Voices from the Moon opens amidst the fallout of Stowe family patriarch Greg’s divorce from his wife, Joan; and shortly after, that of their eldest son, Larry, from his wife, Brenda. On the verge of adolescence, young Richie Stowe grapples to make sense of these events and their consequences, and seeks solace in the church. As the family attempts to mend itself and move forward, its members are forced to reconcile their feelings of betrayal with their enduring love for one another. Masterfully related from the alternating perspectives of its six main characters, Dubus’s richly drawn novella recounts a family’s failure to abide by those laws divined and decreed, and its path to redemption via understanding and forgiveness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
In his search to understand the insatiable desire for completeness that patterns so much art and philosophy, Krell investigates the identification of the lunar voice with woman in various roles - lover, friend, sister, shadow, and narrative voice. By reading literary works through a constant dialogue with critical texts, Lunar Voices traces the border between philosophy and literature and expands on issues central to contemporary literary theory.
First published in 1965, this brilliant, prescient book is divided into three sections: The first concerns space travel and other aspects of the new space age: how our concept of time must be modified when we travel long distances, the space seas of tomorrow, uses of the moon, how lower gravity will affect the sports of space colonists and other fascinating ideas. The second part is about communications satellites, a field in which the author has already played the role of true prophet. The third section ranges widely over the side implications of the space age - scientific meddling, the lunatic fringe and the moral obligations of scientists.
According to popular mythology, Appalachia is a mountainous holdover from colonial days, an all-white outlaw society mired in poverty and cliche jokes about family feuds. Hirsh preserves Appalachian history and culture and tells the real story--hilariously funny, sometimes poignant, alway surprising.
The papers in this volume result from a conference held in Cape Town to honour the early efforts of W.H.I. Bleek and L.C. Lloyd in the field of Bushman studies in Southern Africa - the documentation of the language of the Xam Bushmen.
Huma Bird is a phoenix that encompasses Iranian, Turkish and Urdu poetry traditions, thus reflecting the group. Find inside the passion of personal references of imprisonment, torture, the fight for human rights and identity; hear the rhythmic rap of youth pulsating for those here, those in Middle Eastern war torn regions; chuckle at the stories of Mualla Nasruddin, salivate at the chewing of 'tokhmeh' and 'ajil', breathe in the fragrance of olive and cypress trees, contradict your senses with a rose perfume and opium scents, even black roses; loll into the waves as they resonate the poems that lie behind them, enjoy the flight of the doves, the call of the nightingales, the poems of Huma Bird and Huma Bird Junior.
Through excerpts from the earliest English language newspapers in Hong Kong, accompanied by Solomon Bard's insightful comments, Voices From the Past provides unique glimpses into Hong Kong's history. Illustrated with interesting photographs, chiefly from the Hong Kong Museum of History's photographic library, the pages bring Hong Kong's colonial past vividly to life. The newspaper excerpts, in chronological order, are faithful to the original text, reproducing its quaint prose and spelling and even occasional errors. Focusing mainly on Hong Kong, the excerpts also touch on Macao, mainland China and the rest of the world. They reflect the changes over the years in language, style of writing, even in humour. Of special interest are the public responses to the many inventions which today we take for granted, such as electric lighting, the motor car, or the first attempts at flying. Most importantly, they reveal the gradual changes in Hong Kong's colonial attitudes as these slowly adjust to the new contemporary values and social and political changes.
For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives despite the threat of torture, kidnapping, and large-scale massacres—and more than four million have had to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread of Colombia’s human rights crises: forced displacement. Speakers recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives. Among the narrators: JULIA, a hospital union leader whose fight against corruption led to a brutal attempt on her life. In 2009, assassins tracked her to her home and stabbed her seven times in the face and chest. Since the attack, Julia has undergone eight facial reconstructive surgeries, and continues to live in hiding. DANNY, who at eighteen joined a right-wing paramilitary’s enormous training camp in the Eastern Plains of Colombia. Initially lured by the promise of quick money, Danny soon realized his mistake and escaped to Ecuador. He describes his harrowing escape and his struggle to survive as a refugee with two young children to support.
In Book 3 of the trilogy "The Baines Saga," hotel magnate Graf von Lemke finances the wedding of his adopted proteges Zav Baines and Judi Peake in Australia before flying with them to his hotel in Bavaria. Employed as hotel musicians under the names Giuseppe and Giulia Cantatore and acting as undercover ambassadors for the von Lemke empire, they discover a Neo-Nazi plot to firebomb a Munich discotheque. Despite them working against the clock to avert a double tragedy, a political rally is attacked, leaving many dead. During this, their cover is blown and von Lemke pulls them out and sends them to his Marbella Spa. Here a series of shocking events leads them to Gibraltar and North Africa, where a merciless adversary condemns them to what seems certain death."
The forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilised manpower of the Zulu state. In this ground-breaking study, Ian Knight details just how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight focuses in detail on the structure and condition of the Zulu army on the eve of the war in 1879. This indispensable book describes such key topics as enlistment, organisation, training and equipment. He also considers Zulu war aims and strategy, their view of artillery and cavalry, and how they were perceived by their colonial neighbours. Most of all, he reveals how the Zulu army functioned in wartime, from preparatory rituals to battlefield tactics, and the shock of battle itself.
Voices from the Heights is an anthology of works from at-risk students at innovative, award-winning North Heights Alternative School in Amarillo, Texas. The stories are often gritty & personal but these young writers are courageous, creative & talented. Read more about this book and school in this article: http: //www.amarillo.com/stories/050408/fea_10069474.shtml Bruce Beck, Am Globe News: Many of the writers in "Voices" found a safe haven at North Heights Alternative School and are not shy about telling how they ended up there and their amazement at what they found when they arrived - a caring, nonjudgmental staff that looks beyond the surface to the potential that lies beneath. The children whose writings populate "Voices" are young single mothers, children of single-parent households, liberals, conservatives, idealists, cynics, pro-President Bushies, anti-President Bushies, drug-users, former drug-users, friends of drug-users, the children of drug-users. They are us.
A gripping, page-turning chronicle, Voices presents a dazzling display of drama, adventure, and suspense as it illuminates compelling mysteries the Church can no longer suppress. The intriguing characters of this action-packed tale reflect the spirituality that flows like an underground river into the pool of evolving human consciousness. They yearn with all humanity for a deep connection with the Ultimate Source. They reenact the timeless struggle against the violence and greed that prevents humankind from realizing that goal.
Publisher: Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Poetry. Native American Studies. Contributing poets are David Back, Salli Benedict, Peter Blue Cloud/Aroniawenrate, Francis Boots/Ateronhiatakon, Duwayne Leslie Bowen, Beth Brant, Pam Colorado, Katsi Cook, Melanie M. Ellis, Ray Fadden/Tehanetorens, Stephen Fadden, Germaine General-Myke, Richard Hill, Tom Huff, Alex Jacobs/Karoniaktatie, Maurice Kenny, Bruce King, Willian T. Laughing/Atonwa, Oren Lyons, David McDonald, John Mohawk, Audrey Shenandoah, Carol Snow, Debra E. Stalk, Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Tahnahga, Daniel Thompson/Rokwaho, Gail Tremblay, Roberta Hill Whiteman, and Ted C. Williams.
When author Harvest moon eyes decided to spend the winter of 1995 in Seattle, Washington, it was with the intention of writing a simple love story. A series of bizarre events unfolded and instead she found herself spending the winter on the streets with Seattles homeless. As Seattles homeless shared their background, opinions, and political viewpoints, Harvest moon eyes began to examine her life, prejudices and failures. Voices From The Other Side is her journal: a spiritual metamorphosis interwoven between unaltered-recorded conversations, which expose the rawness of the streets; and the emotions and thoughts the author tried to keep hidden, as well as delivering a timeless, compelling message to our politicians.
Faces in the Moon is the story of three generations of Cherokee women, as viewed by the youngest, Lucie, a woman who has been able to use education and her imagination to escape the confines of her rootless, impoverished upbringing. When her mother’s illness summons her back to Oklahoma, Lucie finds herself confronted with the legacy of a childhood she has worked hard to separate from her adult self. Her mother, Gracie, and her maternal aunt, Auney, are members of the Cherokees’ "lost generation," women who rejected the traditional rural ways in search of a more glamorous life as autonomous working women.
Voices from Spirits, ETs, Shadow People & Other Astral Beings
Author: Chris Moon
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Ghost Box: A Device of Fascination and Fear Discover the mind-blowing, bone-chilling stories of a leading investigator as he pioneers the use of this intriguing tool Chris Moon was the first investigator to use the celebrated device known as the ghost box to facilitate real-time, two-way communication with the spirit world. In Ghost Box, Chris shares the extraordinary spiritual contacts he's made with the box during investigations of famous haunted locations such as the Sallie House and the Lizzie Borden House. Also revealed in this amazing book are Chris's experiences using the box to communicate with the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, JFK assassination witnesses, shadow people, and the spirits who come through during his frequent gallery readings. Based on Thomas Edison's designs for the "Telephone to the Dead," this device—also called Frank's Box in honor of its designer Frank Sumption—has been used to communicate with an incredible variety of spirits and astral beings. This book shares the fascinating story of how Frank's Box came to be and explores the startling truths of the spirit world. Praise: "[T]his book will please fans of ghost-hunting stories."—Publishers Weekly
Things that go bump in the Bayou... For bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy getting a root canal beats going to a Malloy family reunion. But it is time her fifteen-year-old daughter Caron visits her deceased father's relatives. Now Claire and Caron have arrived at Malloy Manor, a run-down mansion in Louisiana's bayou country...where the mosquitoes are big enough to barbecue, the swamp is crawling with alligators, the butler looks like he stepped out of a teen slasher movie, and the wheelchair-bound matriarch, Miss Justicia, races around the grounds cackling like a loon. It's the perfect setting-for a murder. Before a night has passed, Miss Justicia is sleeping with the fishes. The police call it a "tragic accident." Caron is all for calling a cab. But Claire wants to have a closer look at her "loving" relatives since she has a hunch leaving Malloy Manor isn't going to be all that easy...and neither is staying alive.