The Dreams of Ada


Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767927116

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 1789

For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young woman’s disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men—Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot—were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their “confessions,” no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.

Der Gefangene


Author: John Grisham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453265318

Category: Judicial error

Page: 463

View: 3412

Ron Williamson sitzt 11 Jahre unschuldig in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor seiner Hinrichtung gibt es Beweise für seine Unschuld. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.


From Awareness to Self-Discovery


Author: Mavis Aldridge, PhD

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452517614

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

View: 7725

The Story of Ada was fueled by a yearning to understand more deeply who Ada really is beyond external appearances. From early adolescence to maturity, multiple dreams formed a hidden current of energy behind many of Ada’s professional activities, dreams which kept whispering their messages of something more—even when, for lack of understanding—she ignored them while recording three volumes. Sparked by the comment of a friend, Ada, in her retirement years, went on a relentless inner quest during which she realized that her dreams were, all along, a subconscious spiritual lifeline, supporting her on her life’s journey and revealing hidden aspects of herself which had inhibited her soul growth. Her arduous explorations culminated in an illuminating discovery of her personal elusive why of so many dreams. “A blueprint for others to understand dreams as expressions of loving grace.” — Carolyn Tricomi, PhD “Applause and congratulations! An amazing job of collecting dreams and tracking Ada’s growth!” — Connie Kaplan, PhD “An amazing document of deep, symbolic, and spiritual experience.” — Lillian Baumann, PhD

The Home Voices Speak Louder Than the Drums

Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs


Author: Wanda Easter Burch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476665583

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 807

"Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream." Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors. Some expressions of fear, pain, loss, homesickness and disappointment are related with grim fatalism, and some with glimpses of humor.



Author: Akwaeke Emezi


ISBN: 3732560457

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 8536

Akwaeke Emezi erkundet in ihrem von Kritik und Publikum gefeierten Debütroman SÜSSWASSER wie es ist, ein gespaltenes Ich zu haben. Und sie zeigt gleichzeitig, wie wir alle unsere verschiedenen Identitäten laufend konstruieren. Ein Buch von wilder Energie und schlangenartiger Eleganz - die Geburt einer neuen ungebändigten literarischen Stimme. Ada wächst im Süden Nigerias auf. Sie ist ein sprunghaftes und schwieriges Kind und ein Quell steter Sorge für ihre Eltern. Adas verschiedene Ichs kommen immer wieder zum Vorschein und rücken vor allem nach ihrem Umzug in die USA immer stärker in den Vordergrund. Nach einem traumatischen Übergriff nimmt Adas Leben eine dunkle und gefährliche Wendung. "SÜSSWASSER ist reine Perfektion: sexy, sinnlich, magisch, weise. Eines der umwerfendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe." Taiye Selasi, GUARDIAN "Außergewöhnlich und mutig, poetisch und verstörend." NEW YORK TIMES "Eine ungeheuer kraftvolle und sehr besondere Einwanderungsgeschichte." Edwidge Danticat, NEW YORKER

The Dream Police - English version


Author: Alessandro Giudice

Publisher: Leone Editore

ISBN: 8863937869

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 8320

Almost certainly the content of the following specification is something already well known, therefore it may seem superfluous here, nevertheless we prefer to propose it just the same.During the length of this story, we will neglect the obvious definition regarding what is commonly considered as an “act of conscious will”.We’d rather observe that by “act of unconscious will” we mean an act performed according to the will of which the person who acts is not conscious; therefore, that act is the result of an unconscious will/pulsion.Instead, by “involuntary act” we mean an act performed without any conscious or unconscious will by the person who acts; for example, it’s the case of those acts belonging to circumstances such as unexpectedly meeting someone/something while you’re walking: that meeting does not depend on the conscious or unconscious will of the person. About all that, this is not the adequate place to deal with either supernal will or coincidence, the latter not to be interpreted as a casualness but literary as the event of “co-inciding”, as synchronicity, according to the undersigned.The dream and the acts it contains, here represent a matter on their own.You can conceptualize as you please the distinction among a nihilist, a dissident, a dissentient and a subversive: according to the power system described in this story, the latter two could be considered as interconnected, for precautionary measures.You can imagine as you please the complexions and the jobs of the characters in this story.The Author

The Execution


Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781612320540

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 8787

Author Robert Mayer has created a spellbinding tale of resounding readability which provides the most powerful, indictment capital punishment arid the "court system ever to appear in fictional form. The Execution explores the delicate, all too individualistic threads that weave the web. of American justice; with frightening precision, Mayer, traps the reader within that web, squarely upon Death Row.

The Innocent Man


Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407059092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 8850

John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

Sylvia Browne's Book Of Dreams


Author: Sylvia Browne,Lindsay Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515848

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 7706

Sylvia Browne's Book of Dreams is based on 30 years of research, and in it Sylvia looks at different kinds of dreams and reveals their influence on our memories, health and well-being, and how, through our dreams, we can reconnect with our departed loved ones through this altered state of being. Written with clarity and humour, she includes fascinating case studies and exercises to help you understand how dreams are an important link to the spirit world, or The Other Side. In this book you will discover how to: Overcome nightmares and recurring dreams; Identify if a dream is prophetic, and what it means; Use dreams to visit and discover more about the spirit world; Learn directed dreaming to improve your happiness and health; Tap the problem-solving power of dreams; And much more

The Land of My Dreams

War at Home, 1916


Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751556335

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8167

It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the elder Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness in the last place she'd think of looking, and matriarch Beattie's past comes back to haunt her. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched. The Land of my Dreams is the third book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1916, at home and on the front, this is a richly researched and a wonderfully authentic family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.

Monkey Brain


Author: Professor Emeritus of English Robert Mayer,Robert Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936404728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 5351

These are the memoirs of Robert Mayer - journalist, columnist, novelist. It tells the tales of his wielding words, from co-writing a scandalous best-seller to digging the dirt on the local politicians. Reflective, philosophical, and intentionally quirky, this book reflects the brain of a creative man at work. Mayer has invented a new, livelier way to write a life story.

Das Geständnis



Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111036X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 434

»Vielleicht der beste Grisham aller Zeiten. Und das will was heißen.« Brigitte Als Travis Boyette in seinem Büro auftaucht, kann Reverend Schroeder nicht ahnen, dass diese Begegnung sein Leben für immer verändern wird. Boyette bittet um ein Gespräch. Er sei sterbenskrank und möchte vor seinem Tod sein Gewissen erleichtern. Dann schildert Boyette in allen Einzelheiten die Vergewaltigung und den Mord an der siebzehnjährigen Nicole Yarber. Das Mädchen war vor Jahren verschwunden, ihr Leichnam wurde nie gefunden. Trotzdem kam es zu einer Verurteilung. Ein damaliger Mitschüler Nicoles, der Afroamerikaner Donté Drumm, wurde kurz nach seiner Verhaftung für schuldig befunden und zum Tode verurteilt. In vier Tagen soll Donté Drumm hingerichtet werden. Ein verzweifelter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.

The Ordeals

Poems in Memory of Ada-Emilia Valmori


Author: R.I. Iyemere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479732788

Category: Poetry

Page: 154

View: 6295

Ada-Emilia Valmori was my daughter who died through negligence on the eleventh of June 2011. I stood in the shadow of her life; watched my daughter as she faded away within three weeks. They who controlled the winds, are the ghost makers! He who threw tissue at the deceased, row the boats; They captained the planes of death! Ada-Emilia's blood is a stain all over their palms! they can try and wash their hands thousands of times daily, their hands would never be cleaned! my voice may not be as loud asthunder'sstorms; nor as oceans waves; but no matter how much, they will try to thwart; the voice of my silenced through me would be heard



Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936404513


Page: 248

View: 5884

In the years before America was a nation, ships were bringing a steady stream of immigrants to New York. Some were fleeing their homeland, others were seeking their fortune, many arrived in chains. In this quickly growing city, tensions mounted, fires began burning, and accusations flew. By the time it was over, dozens would be dead -- at the hands of the government. This is a tale of desire and hope, of despair and tragedy. Grounding his story in true events, Robert Mayer (author of the acclaimed historical drama The Origin Of Sorrow) brings to life searingly vivid characters, showing how their lives intertwine with each other and with the fears and passions of the day. By humanizing major events and showing the tensions of race and class that drive them, Mayer gives us a novel that is ripped from the headlines of colonial America yet still echoes in the headlines of today.

Das Geheimnis der Schwimmerin



Author: Erika Swyler

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641159547

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9966

Um einen Fluch zu bannen, musst du seine Quelle finden Simon Watson lebt allein in einem verwitterten Haus an der Küste Long Islands. Eines Tages findet er ein altes Buch auf seiner Türschwelle, das ihn sofort in seinen Bann zieht. Die brüchigen Seiten erzählen von einer großen Liebe, vom dramatischen Tod einer Schwimmerin und vom tragischen Schicksal einer ganzen Familie – Simons eigener Familie. Denn wie es scheint, finden die Watson-Frauen seit 250 Jahren im Wasser den Tod – immer am 24. Juli. Auch Simons Mutter ertrank in den Fluten des Atlantiks. Als nun seine Schwester Enola zu Besuch kommt, scheint sie seltsam verändert – und der 24. Juli steht unmittelbar bevor ...