Raises the question of a person's right to death with a story about a paralyzed automobile victim who wishes to be permitted to die rather than be kept alive by mechanical means while his doctor maintains it is his professional duty to maintain life.
This book is a grace-filled account of a healing journey that transcended horrific childhood sexual abuse and adult rape. It is written in complete truth and transparency specifically to give others the freedom to speak out. It brings home the message that healing from ANY trauma is simply a choice to follow the healing path, one faith-filled step at a time. It speaks honestly of her battle with mental illness at age 41 that was the start of her own healing journey. She leads you step-by-step through, not just the sterile accounting of it all, but with all the heartfelt emotions as well! Though it is written from a Christian perspective, it is spiritually open and reveals the many paths that eventually led her to her own truth. Her heartfelt prayer, "God, please heal me," began six years of learning that forgiveness is the only key to unlocking her self-made prison of suffering.
The stories in Ukrainian film director, writer, and dissident Oleg Sentsov’s debut collection are as much acts of dissent as they are acts of creative expression. These autobiographical stories display a mix of nostalgia and philosophical insight, written in a simple yet profound style looking back on a life's path that led Sentsov to become an internationally renowned dissident artist. Sentsov's charges seemingly stem from his opposition to Russia's invasion and occupation of eastern Ukraine where he lived in the Crimea. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in August 2015 on spurious terrorism charges after he was kidnapped in his house and put through a grossly unfair trial by a Russian military court, marred by allegations of torture. Many of the stories included here were read during international campaigns by PEN International, the European Film Academy, and Amnesty International, among others, to support the case for Sentsov across the world. Sentsov's final words at his trial, "Why bring up a new generation of slaves?" have become a rallying cry for his cause. He spent 145 days on hunger strike in 2018 to urge the Russian authorities to release all Ukrainians unfairly imprisoned in Russia, an act of profound courage that contributed to the European Parliament's awarding him the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Sentsov remains in a prison camp in Russia. It is the publisher's hope this book, published in collaboration with PEN Ukraine, contributes to his timely release.
This is a collection of poetry written througout the writer's married life. They include a variety of subjects and issues, both sad and humerous, which most readers will be able to relate to. They are very rhythmic and easy to read and perfect for poetry novices.
Also published under the title Keeping It In the Family. In her fifth novel, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Sinéad Moriarty has done it again: taken a complex topic - what happens when a young woman falls in love with someone dramatically different than the kind of man her family would have expected - and created an insightful, gripping and moving story filled with delightfully sparky characters, plenty of straight-talking, and all her trademark fun and humour. In balancing of light and shade, pathos and comedy, Sinéad manages to pull off a unique feat - a story that combines the provocative qualities of a Jodi Picoult story with the warmth and humour of Marian Keyes. It's tricky for Niamh O'Flaherty, growing up in a North London home that's a shrine to all things Irish. But it's even trickier being an adult and realizing that her family expects her to settle down with a nice Irish lad, especially now that she's living in Dublin. When Niamh finally meets the love of her life he is the last person she would expect to fall for her. Pierre is older and an intellectual, but she loves his ability to laugh at himself, his calmness and strength of character, and, of course, his stunning looks. There's just one problem: if Pierre's parents - Jean and Fleur - are sniffy about their pride and joy hooking up with a girl who writes a fluffy newspaper column, her parents, Mick and Annie, are going to go ballistic when they hear that their daughter intends to marry someone who couldn't be less Irish if he tried . . . Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK and she is a four times nominee for the popular fiction Irish Book Award. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. Whose Life Is It Anyway? is Sinéad at her very best. Sinéad Moriarty lives with her family in Dublin. Her other titles are: The Baby Trail; A Perfect Match; From Here to Maternity; In My Sister's Shoes; Pieces of My Heart; Me and My Sisters and This Child of Mine.
Life is full of opportunity for 20-somethings, but it's also far more pressured than ever before. Whether it's the proliferation or the homogeneity of images of beauty and success that wallpaper our world, we know what a beautiful woman looks like - and we know what a perfect life looks like too. We live in a world that floods us with expectations about everything - from what we should weigh to what we should wear to how often we should be having sex and how much money we should be making. As a consequence, we begin to feel that we need to tick all these boxes in order to have 'the Perfect Life'. When we inevitably fall short, we feel anxious - we feel that we are failing and have the sense we are losing control. As a result, increasing numbers of young women are battling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, perfectionism, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more young women are adrift and struggling. Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the experience to guide and support young women to help get their lives back on track so they can feel happier, more confident, more in control. Whose Life Is It Anyway? offers valuable insight and practical self-help to empower women to throw off the burden of expectation and start leading the lives they want to lead.
When Deborah Thomson met Wayne, she was a shy, introverted 24-year-old student. He was a loud charismatic young man. His temper was an issue but one she hoped they could work on. Four years later, the married couple now ran a business together, and their first child was born. Yet, any dreams of peaceful family life were quickly crushed by Wayne's increasingly violent and controlling behaviour. Life turned into a cycle of hope, fear and pain, and her marriage into a prison from which there was no escaping. It lasted 17 years. Based on the journals the author kept throughout the ordeal, Whose Life Is It Anyway is a chilling memoir of her agonising years living and working with her abuser. "A powerful, frightening story, highlighting a world I do not understand, fortunately a world the author has escaped from." - Ian Waller, Burnie, Tasmania
God Has the Answers to Your Biggest Questions Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life? What is my purpose for living? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? You might be surprised to learn that God has the answers you're looking for. There is no one like you. You are unique...special...unrepeatable. And because you are truly one-of-a-kind, you have a God-given destiny that belongs only to you. Let this joyful book be a simple reminder of why life is worth living. No matter what your circumstances and regardless of the pain you might be going through, nothing compares to the amazing future God has planned for you. Are you ready to discover your destiny? Look inside!
A short story collection conceived out of a life-long intuition: know FEAR, with all of its versions and manifestations, and one will know MAN. The collection is a dissertation of fears. It is ten years of accumulated story telling, in itself, a postulation that reflects the many changes in the life of a writer. Section One is the process that one particular man undertook to get to authenticity; an inner-dialogue about existence, dying, and love, only to find himself at the end, alone and facing his own image in a bathroom mirror. Section Two is a compilation of short stories about the daily-ness of fears and the many ways in which they creep into our lives, deciding and acting for us. Section Three is an adventure story, a change of pace, an imagined and new beginning for mankind. Or perhaps, not!
Martin Hewitt Investigator, The Red Triangle, The Case of Janissary, Old Cater's Money, The Green Diamond, Chronicles of Martin Hewitt, Adventures of Martin Hewitt, The First Magnum and many more
Author: Arthur Morrison
This carefully crafted ebook: "British Mystery Classics - Complete Collection (Including Martin Hewitt Series, The Dorrington Deed Box & The Green Eye of Goona) - Illustrated" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt, low-key, realistic, lower class answer to Sherlock Holmes. Martin Hewitt stories are similar in style to those of Conan Doyle, cleverly plotted and very amusing. Morrison is also known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, A Child of the Jago being the best known. Table of Contents: Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator The Lenton Croft Robberies The Loss of Sammy Crockett The Case of Mr. Foggatt The Case of the Dixon Torpedo The Quinton Jewel Affair The Stanway Cameo Mystery The Affair of the Tortoise Chronicles of Martin Hewitt The Ivy Cottage Mystery The Nicobar Bullion Case The Holford Will Case The Case of the Missing Hand The Case of Laker, Absconded The Case of the Lost Foreigner Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Affair of Mrs. Seton's Child The Case of Mr. Geldard's Elopement The Case of the Dead Skipper The Case of the "Flitterbat Lancers" The Case of the Late Mr. Rewse The Case of the Ward Lane Tabernacle The Red Triangle The Affair of Samuel's Diamonds The Case of Mr. Jacob Mason The Case of the Lever Key The Case of the Burnt Barn The Case of the Admiralty Code The Adventure of Channel Marsh Other Detective Stories: The Dorrington Deed Box The Narrative of Mr. James Rigby The Case of Janissary The Case of "The Mirror of Portugal" The Affair of the "Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co., Ltd." The Case of Mr. Loftus Deacon Old Cater's Money The Green Eye of Goona The First Magnum Mr. Norie's Magnum Mr. Clifton's Magnum The Steward's Magnum—and Another Mr. Pooley's Magnum A Box of Oddments Mr. Smith's Magnums The Green Eye
arolyn takes the naked facts, and weaves them into stories that guarantee to expose the elephant in the room, and bring a smile to your face. In this collection of never before published essays, Carolyn will make you laugh with her essays describing life in suburbia and will touch your heart with her poignant descriptions of her favorite people. Carolyn Leitch is an occupational therapist by education and experience, and hobbies as a free-lance writer. She earned her undergraduatee degree from Indiana University and her Masters in OT from Boston University. She lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband, Dick Castele, where he is an accountant and she is a retired pediatric occupational therapist. Her son, Nick, is a journalist and daughter, Haley, is a statistical analyst and both live in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
"Alien invasion what alien invasion!" said Lance laughing."We must exterminate their king?" said Potts."Exterminate their king? what do you think they are a cockroach infestation?" asked Lance."Worse I wouldn't wear this hat if they were cockroaches!" said Potts pointing at a leather hat on his head with a plastic lining poking out."I wanted to ask you about that," laughed Lance."It is lined with velostat!" Potts said."Isn't that packing stuff?" said Lance."Yes but it is an electrically conductive polymeric foil," said Potts."Did you make it yourself?" asked Lance."No I bought it from a guy in America he makes them why?" asked Potts."Why are you wearing a foil hat!" asked Lance."No one can mess with my mind when I wear it!" said Potts."I'm sorry somebody has already messed with your mind if you think Blue Midnight is the leader of an alien invasion he's too straight-laced to start an invasion!" said Lance."Yes aliens are out there, and they are at the Whitehouse pledging friendship. The president greeted their leader," said the tv. On the tv was President Trump shaking hands with a grey x-zerracian alien."I can't believe it!" Max said."I welcome our interstellar neighbours to our world and welcome them in friendship!" the president said."And people think he's the antichrist!" said Lance."That's the best joke yet was it you who thought it up,"said Lance his son laughing down the line."What? " Blake asked."Sending a letter me via registered post addressed to the antichrist, " Lance laughed."Strange I got one to Death," said Blake, "I thought it was a work prankster! ""Well at least you weren't called pestilence or a harlot!" said Max shortly."Hello Blake how are you doing?" said the masked chicken."Give me that you idiot it is not your book!" Blake snapped grabbing the book from the chicken with an almost rude attitude."Hey what's with the attitude, my friend," asked the chicken shocked."You started the apocalypse! and Astra is no harlot! This is the Enchantress's book, not yours!" said Blake, "go read your book if you want an apocalypse!"
"Lilli Barclay needs a groom--and she needs one now. Not for herself, of course, but for her mother's glamorous wedding-themed benefit. Then Lilli can get back to what really matters, earning a promotion at work. Just her luck that Max Sanders, the ideal candidate, still holds a grudge against her for an incident that happened twelve years ago. Persuading Max to volunteer will take longer than Lilli thought. Much longer. And the more time she spends with him, the further she ventures down Memory Lane. Pretty soon Lilli can't help wondering if Max could be more than a pretend groom. He still makes her heart race. But will he ever be able to forgive the past and consider a future ... with her?"--Cover verso.
There's no right or wrong way to instigate and maintain a relationship; only methods more or less finely calibrated to the needs of the people involved. Coffee with the Other Man is a collection of short stories exploring the nuances of relationships both traditional and non-standard. Works presented in this collection include Coffee with the Other Man, Surrogate, Settling, Glitter and Wine, Hearts Growing Fonder, Séance Fiancé, Years Become Seconds, and Spent.
Originally published in 1993. This book explores the process by which individuals reconstruct the meaning and significance of past experience. Drawing on the lives of such notable figures as St Augustine, Helen Keller and Philip Roth as well as on the combined insights of psychology, philosophy and literary theory, the book sheds light on the intricacies and dilemmas of self-interpretation in particular and interpretive psychological enquiry more generally. The author draws upon selected, mainly autobiographical, literary texts in order to examine concretely the process of rewriting the self. Among the issues addressed are the relationship of rewriting the self to the concept of development, the place of language in the construction of selfhood, the difference between living and telling about it, the problem of facts in life history narrative, the significance of the unconscious in interpreting the personal past, and the freedom of the narrative imagination. Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award winner in 1994