Marvelous creations, including a short story set in the world of The Matrix and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction, can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his entertaining (and dark) sense of humor.
"Perhaps a different format?"
Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.
"reader is slow, monotonous- or maybe its the book?"
Here is a stunning collection of short stories by the acclaimed fantasy writer. These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination, and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary compilation reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.
Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.
Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace.
"Fragile is fuzzy"
When their hard-drinking but loving father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story and takes them in.
"Tawni O'Dell Fan"
When a body is washed up on a beach, the first assumption is that it must be Edward Parker who had fallen from Marlborough Head just a couple of weeks before. When the body is examined, however, it is discovered to be the body of Pat Duggan, son of nightclub owner Jimmy Duggan. And, to complicate matters, the missing Edward Parker had worked for Jimmy Duggan and disappeared at the same time as Duggan’s son. Coincidence?
The economic chaos that has created so much destruction of wealth for regular Americans is far from over. This book examines problems and possible solutions within national, international, and local realms that will help us navigate these times and set a course toward calmer waters. While some clamor for more taxes to cover our government's programs, The Next America shows how we can restructure our tax code so it positively affects all aspects of our communities.
Reading the full text of A Fragile Stone, Michael Card fascinates, inspires and challenges us to enter into the emotions of the Apostle Peter. Was the "Rock" really strong of heart? What did Jesus mean to him? What did he hope to gain by following Jesus? How did an impetuous fisherman become an iconic leader of the early church? Michael Card says, "The ultimate reason for getting to know Peter is so together we might better know Jesus. For the story of Peter is the story of Jesus.
Whether he is discussing our origins as archaebacteria or the politics of trench warfare, physician-scientist Lewis Thomas is always insightful and exuberantly engaged in his world. This collection of essays deals with everything from AIDS to ozone depletion, and reveals the author’s clear thinking and his ability to cut through the fog of modern problems.
Here Jonathan and Angela Scott tell the story of their modern day exploration of this extreme continent, a journey through the magnificent icy landscape, to explore the wildlife of this rare sanctuary, and reflect on the experiences of early explorers like Shackelton, Amundsen, Scott and Mawson, and on the relationship between man and wildlife in this remote and spectacular environment.
Why do some people born into difficult circumstances succeed in life where others fail? What are the causes of urban violence in America? What does emotional intelligence have to do with understanding and appreciating cultural diversity? Why do so many diversity initiative fail? Dr. Conrad explores these questions based on what science tells us about our brains-their tremendous potential, and their fragility
Despite their mostly happy marriage, when their son Ricky’s girlfriend vanishes, Maggie and Jones find themselves at odds – Maggie is positive Ricky had nothing to do with Charlene’s disappearance, while Jones isn’t as sure. With Charlene gone, the memory of another young girl who went missing some 20 years ago is haunting the town. That story didn’t have a happy ending, and almost everyone has an unrevealed reason to keep the horror of it firmly in the past.
Fr. Ron Witherup discusses the letters of St. Paul and gives insights into Paul's spirituality. In seven spiritual principles, Witherup helps us apply Pauline spirituality to contemporary situations. This presentation was given before a live audience.
This is an exciting modern novel, describing unknown sides of Israeli reality. The characters are lost in both bereavement and laughter, and dream about peace as something more than what can be expressed in song. Fragile Heroine is a story about living life during war, and going on.
"good book- Terrible Narrator"
1847562078'When a bomb explodes outside the Royal Academy of Ballet in the heart of London, the police initially suspect a terrorist group. But the pieces don't fit and DCI Silver is struggling to find any suspects.Still recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a terrible tragedy, Claudie fears that her recent black-outs are a sign that her symptoms are returning.
Today bestselling thriller author Lisa Unger takes us to an idyllic small town – that’s where the worst things always happen. Her new novel is called Fragile. Next, Maggie Linton follows the trail of the Lincoln assassination with James Swanson and his book, Bloody Crimes.
Are we running out of water? Science writer Fred Pearce thinks so. He's traveled the world to investigate the current state of crucial water sources. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Pearce talks about the defining crisis of the 21st century. Later, we'll explore the social history of swimming pools in America and the globalization of sushi.