In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Elmore Leonard demonstrates the superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name. And once more this master of crime illustrates that the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think.
The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long, Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school!
Part Blackhawk Down, part The Riddle of the Sands, former MI6 officer Harry Ferguson has written an extraordinarily gripping non-fiction thriller. Operation Kronstadt not only reveals the early days of intelligence services but also uncovers a truly dramatic story from the Russian Revolution involving a daring rescue attempt and a "mission impossible" against the best defended naval target in Russia.
It's a hot, hot night. Too hot to be making love, unless your romance is young, like Sherry's and Duane's. It's their first time, and the anticipation is killing. There's just one problem: they have no condoms. Duane goes out to get some, but then Sherry hears what sounds like a gunshot.
"Fright...With Excess Filler"
Whether performing his original tales or retelling an old classic, Bill Harley is one of the liveliest acts going in storytelling for kids. You'll hear a story about a little girl named Sarah as well as Harley's take on what might happen if a kid stayed up all night (something he never got to do as a child) and his version of the old English folktale "Fox's Sack."
We need to understand that depression is not of God; depression is of the devil. When we understand this simple fundamental, we can then go forward and deal with this state of mind using the Scriptures. One of the characteristics of being depressed is a feeling of despair, a feeling of helplessness and then a desire to separate oneself from people; specifically from Believers and others that are able to help.
For the first time in history, the debt of the most powerful government on Earth, leading the world’s largest economy, has been downgraded by Standard & Poor’s to Double AA from a perfect Triple AAA. The political grandstanding of the Republicans and Democrats over the debt ceiling made many Americans and others around the world doubt our leadership. And many feel the final deal doesn’t go far enough to reduce US government spending.
"Will Transgender Olympian Come out for Rio Games?" is from the July 19, 2016, Sports section of The USA Today. It was written by Scott Gleeson and Erik Brady and narrated by Mark Ashby.
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson - the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas - Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason's has also transformed, opening its doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men. Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur's nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of poor and working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white.
In this warm, poignant story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl - her great-grandmother - sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America.
Be More Social - Come Out of Your Shell, with Hypnosis. You can't exist in a vacuum. People are social animals, and the only way to lead a fulfilling life is by mixing with others. Trying new experiences, going for opportunities at work, traveling, making friends - they all involve social interaction. But if you always stay on the outside you won't get noticed, and all of these opportunities will simply pass you by. It's possible to triumph over your social anxiety - with a little help from hypnosis.
"Kids are known for being finicky eaters. But executives at Panera Bread believe the restaurant industry hasn’t quite been thinking about our littlest diners the right way. “The idea that kids get cute, toy-shaped processed food — and that’s all they really want — is wrong,” said Ron Shaich, the company’s chief executive, in an interview Monday morning."
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"Second Wachowski Sibling Comes out as Transgender Woman" is from the March 9, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Liam Stack and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Amy just recently graduated college and landed her dream job. She's young, ambitious and loves to have a good time. She discovers that sometimes sex is more than she imagines it was and has a hard time coming to terms with it. When she drinks her wild side really comes out and she finds herself taking home different men fairly often. The only problem is that she has a steady boyfriend Jake, and he isn't aware of this “wild side.”
It is 1939. Spain is shattered by civil war. Nick's father left home to fight on the losing side three years ago; he never returned. Now Nick has gone after him crossing illegally into Spain, trying to get information.
Ever wanted to have an Out-of-Body Experience? Finally, a comprehensive guide to having an Out-of-Body Experience by someone who has had thousands of them. Never before has the path been laid out in such an easy to understand and implement fashion. Spiritual Seekers... this one's for you!
Experiencias Fuera Del Cuerpo: ¿Alguna vez has querido tener una Experiencia Fuera del Cuerpo? Por fin, una guía complete para tener una Experiencia Fuera del Cuerpo escrita por alguien que ha tenido miles de ellas. Nadie antes ha sido el camino trazado de una manera tan fácil de entender e implementar. Buscadores espirituales…¡éste es para vosotros! (Para más información - http://outofbodytravel.org)
Michael has been hiding his past from everyone, including Dara, who has a few demons in her own closet to worry about. Michael has finally seen the light, but with it comes consequences to his actions. He knows that Frank and Timothy will be threats to his future, so he cuts ties with them.
How To Survive In A World Out Of Control by J.B McIntyre is a compassionate and honest story of the author's personal journey for over four decades. Intertwined are suggestions and practical techniques to build into our lives, the foundations of spiritual fulfillment. Ten chapters explain in depth the workings of the subconscious, conscious, and super-conscious minds, the benefits of meditation, the natural experience of enlightenment, and the power of Self-love and Thankfulness to radically change our lives.