Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, is a depressed widower with a peculiar tendency to fall down in strange places. Allison, the girl in the greenhouse, has just escaped from a mental institution and is working hard to make a new life for herself. When their paths cross in a most unusual manner, a relationship begins that will help restore two struggling outcasts to new life. What follows is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will undertakes his own Pascalian wager in search of proof that God exists.
"No Easy Hothouse of Consecration"
When Dr. Tom More (of Love in the Ruins) is released on parole from state prison, he returns to Feliciana, Louisiana, the parish where he was born and bred, and where he practiced psychiatry before his arrest. Upon arriving, he notices something strange in almost everyone around him: unusual sexual behavior in women patients, a bizarre loss of inhibition, a lack of complexity in speech - even his own wife’s extraordinary success at bridge tournaments, during which her mind seems to function like a computer.
"In the end one must chose--given the chance."
Looking for some creative ways to increase your corporate sales and your personal income? In Guerrilla Selling sales consultants Bill Gallagher, Ph.D., and Orvel Ray Wilson team up with the best-selling author of Guerrilla Marketing and Guerrilla Marketing Attack, Jay Conrad Levinson, to create the ultimate guide to selling. The result is a fast-moving guide full of unconventional weapons and tactics for increasing sales that can be applied immediately for impressive results.
Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation’s best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets.
Biotech, high tech, bubbles, and busts, no two stock markets are ever the same. Getting ahead of the game demands something hard to find on Wall Street these days, a flexible long-term strategy good for all seasons. Start your search with this book. Capitalizing on the techniques of the shrewd money spinners that it profiles will help you profit, no matter which way the wind blows.
"Entertaining--but not life changing"
When Guerrilla Marketing was first published in the 1980s, Jay Levinson was the first person on the block with an innovative, take-no-prisoners approach to marketing for the small business owner. In this updated '90s edition, Levinson has expanded and revised his wisdom to include the fastest-growing markets in the '90s with tips on how to reach and keep them.
"Highly Relevant to the 1980s"
It's an unusual case, but Fred Carver, a disabled Florida P.I., takes it anyway: a married woman pays him a $1,000 retainer to follow her and her lover. Minutes later, a speeding truck strikes her down. It looks like suicide, but Carver smells murder.
"OK Story poorly narrated"