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Life Death And Other Funny Stories

Author : Amanda Howard
ISBN : 1542333164
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Best-selling crime author Amanda Howard turns her attentions to the macabre stories about life, death, and everything in between. Stories include the weird, the wacky and the downright bizarre in a book of horror, history and the hysterical. From the daredevil that died after slipping on an orange peel to a crocodile that survived a plane crash.

Best Of The Best American Poetry

Author : Robert Pinsky
ISBN : 9781451658880
Genre : Poetry
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Presents an anthology of one hundred top-selected poems culled from the poetry publication's first quarter century, and offers insight into the art form's flourishing status.
Category: Poetry

Life Death Prizes

Author : Stephen May
ISBN : 9781408819142
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the 2012 COSTA Novel Award Billy's Mum is dead. He knows - because he reads about it in magazines - that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. Now Billy must be both mother and father to Oscar, and despite what his well-meaning aunt, the PTA mothers, the social services and Oscar's own prodigal father all think, he knows he is more than up to the job, thank you very much. The boys' new world, where bedtimes are arbitrary, tidiness is optional and healthy home-cooked meals pile up uneaten in the freezer, is built out of chaos and fierce love, but it's also a world that teeters perilously on its axis. And as Billy's obsession with his mother's missing killer grows, he risks losing sight of the one thing that really matters... Funny, bittersweet and unforgettable, Life! Death! Prizes! is a story of grief, resilience and brotherly love.
Category: Fiction

Curious Stories About Fairies And Other Funny People

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ISBN : BDM:13020100009055
Genre : Children's poetry
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The king of the golden river, or The black brothers / [by John Ruskin] -- The heroic life and exploits of Siegfried the dragon-slayer (an old German story) -- The good-natured bear, a tale / by R.H. Horne -- The story without an end / [by F.W. Carové] ; translated from the German by Sarah Austin -- The glow-worm -- Sir Calidore -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin / by Robert Browning.
Category: Children's poetry

Ball Other Funny Stories About Cancer

Author : Brian Lobel
ISBN : 9781849433266
Genre : Drama
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Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique collection of performances about illness and the changing body over time. Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel’s monologue performances from 2001-2011, this collection challenges the inspirational stories of survivors and martyrs that have come before, infusing the ‘cancer story’ with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open. Published together for the first time, this collection of performances goes beyond the chemotherapy to include reflections on politics, sexuality and gender, providing cancer – and cancer narratives – with a much-deserved kick in the ball(s).
Category: Drama

Life After Death Row

Author : Saundra D. Westervelt
ISBN : 9780813553399
Genre : Social Science
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Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated. Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees’ stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity. Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration.
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Slices Of Life

Author : Altha F. Manning
ISBN : 9781469146461
Genre : Poetry
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Slices of Life is a collection of poetry and prose that provides poignant insights into universal life experienceshumor, death, grief, loss, resilience, family, love, failure, lessons learned, celebrations, travel, etc. As the title connotes, it is not intended to refl ect all of life just slices of it. The author uniquely engages the reader and creatively weaves her poetry and stories, which are really mirror images of our own into the fabric of our hearts and souls. She inspires us to refl ect on our deepest, most beautiful and profound experiences. She has masterfully crafted her own vignettes and inspired us to look in the mirror.
Category: Poetry

The English Catalogue Of Books

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ISBN : MSU:31293024403911
Genre : English literature
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Vols. 1898- include a directory of publishers.
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The English Catalogue Of Books Annual

Author : Sampson Low
Genre : English literature
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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Glenn Hinson
ISBN : 9780807898550
Genre : Reference
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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.
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Life Death And Fly Fishing

Author : Dennis Tetreault
ISBN : 1514873826
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This short novel is made up of events and people who helped me become the man I m today. There are some funny stories and some memorials to the people I have lost that meant so much to me. I enjoyed writing it and I hope you enjoy the reading.

Short Stories Of Life And Death

Author : Bob Weir
ISBN : 9780595305407
Genre : Fiction
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A woman, desperate to save her marriage, gives her husband's mistress a reason to break off the affair and disappear. A detective with an unsolvable case discovers a leak in his own home. A cop learns a lesson about the evil that stalks the night. A chemist invents a synthetic blood, and becomes its first victim. A man's wife is savagely raped, and she knows who did it. Her husband decides to save the court the expense of a trial. A man finds murder for sale at every meeting he attends. Lovers plot to kill the woman's husband, but find themselves trapped in a scheme they didn't anticipate. An unscrupulous lawyer fights a losing battle with her conscience. These and dozens of other stories to keep you up at night and make you wonder about the people in your orbit that may not be who you think they are.
Category: Fiction

Photos And Other Short Stories

Author : Mary Brooks
ISBN : 9781499029345
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This is a collection of short stories mostly reflecting everyday life and its vicissitudes.

Menage A Trois Other Stories

Author : Jack Swenson
ISBN : 9780595417063
Genre : Fiction
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A hit man gets some work in Sin City, a tryst goes awry for a pair of senior citizens, an alcoholic cop makes a dramatic appearance at a rehab, a young man makes a midnight visit to some friends' bedroom. All these tales and many more in Menage a Trois & Other Stories, a book of flash fiction by Jack Swenson.The prose snapshots in this book crackle with energy, irony, and humor. Less is more, indeed, in this collection of stories from the author of Bad Apples. Some of the stories are only a few hundred words long, but they pack a punch. The writing is lean and mean, often humorous, and always revealing.If you like Raymond Carver's gritty stories and the bare bones style of Elmore Leonard, you'll love these little tales.You'll laugh, cry, wince, grin, and shake your head when you read the stories in this provocatively titled little book.
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In The Beginning Were Stories Not Texts

Author : C.S. Song
ISBN : 9781621894353
Genre : Religion
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The Christian Bible is fundamentally a story. Writers, painters, sculptors, artists, and indeed, people of all walks of life live by the telling of their stories. Stories are the most basic mode of human communication. Thus it is vital to ask why Christians and above all Christian theologians so often fail to express their faith in terms of story. The vast majority of the Hebrew Scriptures, for example, consist of stories. Jesus proclaimed and taught about the Reign of God through stories and parables. At the heart of the Christian faith are stories, not concepts, propositions, or ideas. Given the deep rootedness of the Christian faith in storytelling, this book seeks to address the fact that Christian theology has too often taken the form of concepts, ideas, and systems. This book is an attempt to speak of Christian faith and theology in stories rather than systems. Through stories, both biblical and non-biblical, this book shows how we might reimagine the task of Christian theology in the life of faith today. At its heart is the conviction that in the beginning there were stories and that, in the end and indeed, beyond the end, are stories, not texts, ideas, and concepts.
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Death And The Life After

Author : Billy Graham
ISBN : 9781418539184
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Our culture trains us to prepare for almost everything but death. Fear and denial are common human responses to the subject, What awaits us beyond this life? It is a journey into the unknown, or a glorious, spiritual pilgrimage to eagerly anticipate? In Death and the Life After, Billy Graham answers these questions and more, addressing such complex modern day issues as euthanasia, suicide, and living wills. Dr. Graham objectively and compassionately: Shares biblical secrets to finding peace and vicotry in the midst of suffering Presents real life testimonies of courageous men and women facing death Answers questions about the process of dying Teaches practical, loving ways to comfort those facing death Gives practial advice on preparing a will and planning a funeral Find peace, assurance, triumph, and even humor in a subject which is important to everyone.
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Still Life With June

Author : Darren Greer
ISBN : 9781466854109
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The people in gay bars on Christmas Day are so desperate for basic human contact that they'd go home with a Doc Marten shoe if it made a move, and maybe even if it didn't. So begins the story of Cameron Dodds, a disenfranchised writer who visits gay bars on Christmas and works at a Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in order to steal the stories of the people he meets there. But when Cameron finds a patient hanged in the utilities closet, his infatuation with other people's stories becomes an obsession. Assuming the man's identity, Cameron seeks out and forges a relationship with the victim's mentally challenged sister, who lives in a home uptown. As Cameron becomes more involved in the woman's life, he begins to discover truths that will challenge him to the very core of his existence.
Category: Fiction

The Poet S Story

Author : Howard Moss
ISBN : UOM:39015014739372
Genre : Fiction
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A unique anthology of short prose fiction by distinguished poets of our time.
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