Free Live Free


Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466832428

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2276

"Free Live Free," said the newspaper ad, and the out-of-work detective Jim Stubb, the occultist Madame Serpentina, the salesman Ozzie Barnes, and the overweight prostitute Candy Garth are brought together to live for a time in Free's old house, a house scheduled for demolition to make way for a highway. Free drops mysterious hints of his exile from his homeland, and of the lost key to his return. And so when demolition occurs and Free disappears, the four make a pact to continue the search, which ultimately takes them far beyond their wildest dreams. This is character-driven science fiction at its best by a writer whom, at the time of its first publication, the Chicago Sun-Times called "science fiction's best genuine novelist." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Set Free to Live Free

Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves


Author: Saundra Dalton-Smith

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 080071993X

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 2853

Practicing physician helps women gain freedom from insecurities, fears, and misconceptions they have about themselves.

Justified Lives

Morality & Narrative in the Films of Sam Peckinpah


Author: Michael Bliss

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809318230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

View: 4059

In the first book to critically examine each of the fourteen feature films Sam Peckinpah directed during his career, Michael Bliss stresses the persistent moral and structural elements that permeate Peckinpah’s work. By examining the films in great detail, Bliss makes clear the moral framework of temptation and redemption with which Peckinpah was concerned while revealing the director’s attention to narrative. Bliss shows that each of Peckinpah’s protagonists is involved with attempting, in the words of Ride the High Country’s Steve Judd, "to enter my house justified." The validity of this systematic method is clearly demonstrated in the chapter devoted to The Wild Bunch. By enumerating the doublings and triplings of action and dialogue found in the film, Bliss underscores its symbolic and structural complexity. Beginning the chapters treating Junior Bonner and The Getaway with analyses of their important title sequences, Bliss shows how these frequently disregarded pieces present in miniature the major moral and narrative concerns of the films. In his chapter on The Osterman Weekend, Bliss makes apparent Peckinpahs awareness of and concern with the self-reflexive nature of filmmaking itself. Bliss shows that like John Ford, Peckinpah moved from optimism to pessimism. The films of the director’s early period, from The Deadly Companions to Cable Hogue, support the romantic ideals of adventure and camaraderie and affirm a potential for goodness in America. In his second group of films, which begins with Straw Dogs and ends with Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, both heroes and hope have vanished. It is only in The Osterman Weekend that Peckinpah appears finally to have renewed his capacity for hope, allowing his career to close in a positive way.

Heal & Live Younger


Author: Nhu-Ha Le

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 245

View: 6182

Perhaps youve come to a point in your life where enough is enough. Youve taken more medicines than you ever thought possible, you feel tired and sluggish or you are fed up with your fluctuating weight. No matter what your story is, this book is for you. Heal and Live Younger will give you the tools you need to break free of your pharmaceutical chains that hold you from feeling healthy and alive. It will enable you to take a more natural approach to your weight and health issues, while turning back the clock of time to look younger and feel great. Why take my word for it? Get started and learn to Heal and Live Younger!

Six Months to Live

The Dawn Rochelle Series, Book One


Author: Lurlene N. McDaniel

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 1467727881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4762

Thirteen is supposed to be a great age—dances, cheerleading, boys—but she never thought it would also include cancer. Dawn Rochelle is about to face the toughest fight of her life—a fight she has to win. Otherwise, she has only six months to live.

Curly-coated Retriever


Author: Nona Kilgore Bauer

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 162187043X

Category: Pets

Page: 155

View: 5172

The Curly-Coated Retriever is a true specialized hunting dog that can outswim, outrun, and outclass any of the sporting breeds. Prized for his mass of small crisp curls, colored in solid black or liver, the Curly-Coated Retriever is also the dog world’s best kept secret, as his devoted fans attest. The breed is not only the oldest of the British gundog breeds, but it is also the most unique, bubbling with confidence, humor, and know-how. More independent than the other retrievers, the Curly is as smart, active, and loyal as anyone could ever desire. Retriever specialist and award-winning author Nona Kilgore Bauer has written this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to introduce the Curly to potential owners, surveying the breed’s fascinating but muddy origins, examining the Curly’s characteristics and personality, and giving sound advice about selecting, caring, and training this very special sporting dog. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

The Forever Club


Author: Martin Kramer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595249612

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 2565

Danny Finn-a pop star with a tendency to faint when nervous-has grown weary of living in fame's fishbowl. He's tired of touring, fed up with teenage girls intent on tearing his clothes and screaming in his ear, sick of the endless stream of tabloid lies. His agent offers Danny the chance to escape by faking his own death. When Danny suspects the Graybill Agency's fake-death scheme may be more deadly than fake, he turns to an unlikely source for help-tabloid reporter Kendall Shear. This suspenseful, quirky tale takes you on a wild ride with a peculiar collection of characters, including a bodyguard who debates the difference between irony and coincidence, two college girls who share custody of a half-eaten sandwich, and a hit man who brings his mark out of a coma. All the while, the tension builds as Danny tries to stay a step ahead of those he once trusted who now want him out of the way-for good The Forever Club twists and turns with interwoven plots that come together in a pulse-pounding conclusion.

The Good Lord Bird


Author: James McBride

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616180

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2471

Soon to be a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year From the bestselling author of The Color of Water, Song Yet Sung, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography, comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Sugar-Free Religion


Author: Denny C. Wise

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490738878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 1841

"Sugar-Free Religion" is part biographical, part religious instruction and part just a fun read. Denny believed we are called to be Christian change agents. As such, he believed we must be willing to relate not only to the beautiful people of this world, but to the not so beautiful, as well. We are called to give hope to the hopeless, and love to the unlovely. That is what Jesus did, and that is what he calls us to do. In short, the whole Gospel is not about following the right rules. It is about following Jesus and loving your neighbor. It is not about believing the right stuff; it is about personal life-changing "relationships." Relational Theology was Denny's entire ministry. It is what he taught and how he lived. So if you really want to expand your consciousness and find your true authentic self, then why not try looking at every person you meet as a special gift from God? Every stranger is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience new joy, self-fulfillment and self-discovery. So reach out and touch someone! Comfort a friend who is hurting. Give hugs to everyone. Be kind to a lonely child. Visit the aged in nursing homes. Take flowers to someone who is sick. Bring cheer to someone who is dying. Give comfort to someone in grief. Gladly give yourself away. That is how you find your life, by losing it! Most of the stories and examples in the book come from first-hand experience. From Wilmington to Burlington and from Laurinburg to Oxford, he became a part of the lives of the parishioners he was sent to serve. So get ready to have your heart "strangely warmed" as you read the pages of his book. He will knock the sugar coating, the marshmallow fluffiness and even the sugar sprinkles from your faith. Open your heart and your mind for a new experience. Don't worry if a few things fall to the wayside. That's OK, because from there you can begin to build your own bright, shiny faith---free of the stickiness. Experience now the joy of living a life without the "ick." ---Judy Wise