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Little Deaths

Author : Geoffrey K. Watkins
ISBN : 9781469799445
Genre : Fiction
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Even for those who are already acquainted with the insightful and brooding work of Geoffrey K. Watkins, Little Deaths will come as a dark surprise. Here are sixteen stories of life, each story standing alone in its own small world, but all of them clustered like spectators at an accident scene, not wanting to see what is happening, but unable to look away, watching and waiting for the ending; an ending which is in each story as inevitable as death, but just as unpredictable. These are not, however, stories of Death, of final rest, but of the tiny shards of shattered emotional glass which without warning cut away at our hearts, our minds and our souls and lead to those little deaths which slowly and relentlessly slay us while we are still alive.
Category: Fiction

Little Deaths

Author : Emma Flint
ISBN : 9781509826605
Genre : Fiction
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Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths is a gripping novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all. It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press. Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew. Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive – is she really capable of murder?
Category: Fiction

Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths

Author : Harry Connolly
ISBN : 9780989828413
Genre : Fiction
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This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Category: Fiction

The Little Green Math Book

Author : Brandon Royal
ISBN : 9781897393529
Genre : Mathematics
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The Little Green Math Book helps readers build essential math and numeracy skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments. Thirty principles of math highlight common themes among different types of problems and each problem is rated according to a three-tier system - one chili (mild), two chilies (hot), and three chilies (very hot).
Category: Mathematics

Dirty Little Secrets Of The Vietnam War

Author : James F. Dunnigan
ISBN : 9781466884724
Genre : History
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Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War allows us to see what really happened to American forces in Southeast Asia, separating popular myth from explosive reality in a clear, concise manner. Containing more than two hundred examinations of different aspects of the war, the book questions why the American military ignored the lessons taught by previous encounters with insurgency forces; probes the use of group think and mind control by the North Vietnamese; and explores the role technology played in shaping the way the war was fought. Of course, the book also reveals the "dirty little secrets," the truth behind such aspects of the conflict as the rise of the Montagnard mercenaries--the most feared group of soldiers participating in the secret war in Laos-and the details of the hidden struggle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. With its unique and perceptive examination of the conflict, Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War by James F. Dunnigan & Albert A. Nofi offers a critical addition to the library of Vietnam War history.
Category: History

Sixteen Small Deaths A Collection Of Stories

Author : Christopher J. Dwyer
ISBN : 9781780996851
Genre : Fiction
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Sixteen Small Deaths is a collection of short fiction culled from nearly a decade of work from Boston-based author, Christopher J. Dwyer. The stories in the collection skirt the edges of noir, horror and science-fiction, sometimes bringing the hazy boundaries of all three genres together within a single piece. Sixteen Small Deaths will take the reader on a journey of heartbreak and terror while diving into the dark recesses of the mind.
Category: Fiction

The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small

Author : Gerald Kersh
ISBN : 9780571304592
Genre : Fiction
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'The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small is the best novel that Gerald Kersh has yet written... Charles Small, successful advertising expert and miserable man, turns over in his mind the 'stinking, sour, stagnant, untransmitted mass' which is his life... This book has a rich, warm quality; long and full of detail, it teems with humour, satire, incident, character; in a word, with life.' Yorkshire Post 'It see-saws from side-splitting dialogue to such catalogues of loathing and revulsion as have rarely been seen in print, from outrageous farce to sudden compassion for the Smalls of this world, who find Hell enough in 'the eternal contemplation of themselves as they made themselves.'' New York Herald Tribune 'With brilliant descriptive power and an emetic vocabulary, [Kersh] has produced a tormented and forceful work.' Commonweal
Category: Fiction

Arrow Of Time

Author : Chew Lawrence
ISBN : 9781482823608
Genre : Poetry
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To read his poems is to be invited into the swirling vortex of quantum physics, philosophy, evolutionary biology and personal biography. Engaging with them is not only a stimulating intellectual exercise it may lead the reader to ponder the nature of the universe and our place in it. In these poems, you meet the defiance of modern man, stripped of the easy consolations of God, conversing with silent space. This conversation vacillates from harshness in its relentless logic to tenderness in its lyricism. They do not diminish the human condition nor our unique penchant to seek meaning; but rather counsels a sense of proportion in our reactions to life's vicissitudes when placed in a cosmic scale. Jeffery Lee (Singapore Poet) Now on the poems you sent me: they are unique; they carry me along with your carefully chosen words; I cannot describe them because of the sweet meaning you have put hidden all throughout your poems, “amazing”. Christian Jay, Senior Publishing Consultant
Category: Poetry

Ninety Negro Numbers

Author : Samuel Munachim
ISBN : 9781438921136
Genre : Fiction
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This is a classic collection of heartfelt poetry that will outsell the very best
Category: Fiction

Danse Macabre

Author : N. Thomas Johnson-Medland
ISBN : 9781621893851
Genre : Religion
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Apparently, in 1338 and well into 1339, Death showed up for a grand performance at a little village of Nestorian Christians. The village was known as Issyk-Kul; it lay south of Lake Balkhash, Russia. The cemetery headstones made clear a major work of the macabre had taken place in that short year. Three of the stones actually told us that the THE PLAGUE killed the people buried there. It was etched into their epitaph. THE PLAGUE. And so it began. One of Europe's largest choreographed pieces--composed by Death--began in a humble village and played over and over again through towns and cities until two thirds of human life within her boundaries was buried from dancing so well with Death. We have danced with Death all our lives: as individuals and as a people.
Category: Religion

The Angel At The Gate

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 9780571302093
Genre : Fiction
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'What [Wilson] Harris is doing is to extend the boundaries of our very conception of fiction.' Robert Nye. First published in 1982, The Angel at the Gate is offered to readers as Wilson Harris's analysis and interpretation of the 'automatic writing' of 'Mary Stella Holiday': an assumed name for the secretary and patient of the late Father Joseph Marsden. 'Mary suffered from a physical and nervous malaise as The Angel at the Gate makes clear. Through Marsden - the medical care he arranged for her and the sessions he provided in Angel Inn which gave scope to her 'automatic talents' - that illness became a catalyst of compassion through which she penetrated layers of social and psychical deprivation to create a remarkable fictional life for 'Stella' (apart from 'Mary') in order to unravel the thread that runs through a diversity of association in past and present 'fictional lives.'' (From Harris's introductory 'Note.')
Category: Fiction

A Million Ways To Die

Author : Rick James
ISBN : 1434702723
Genre : Religion
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We talk a lot about resurrection. What about the death that must come first? Through story and biblical insight, Rick James reminds us that when Jesus tells us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow him, he is describing a path of death, not a path to death. Giving up our own plans in order to meet someone else’s needs. Allowing God to shape our dreams, even as we lose a relationship, a job, a hoped-for future. Being alert to these daily opportunities to die to ourselves is how we discover that every act of dying, done in faith, leads to spiritual growth. As we learn to embrace the little deaths of everyday existence, we lose our taste for lifeless religiosity. Our appetite for a thriving, vibrant life in Christ grows—and our own experience motivates others to live out their extraordinary mission on earth. In truth, death is not an ending. It is the only way to experience abundant life.
Category: Religion

Deaths In Venice

Author : Philip Kitcher
ISBN : 9780231536035
Genre : Philosophy
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Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Luchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. In Mann's story, the author Gustav von Aschenbach becomes captivated by an adolescent boy, first seen on the lido in Venice, the eventual site of Aschenbach's own death. Mann works through central concerns about how to live, explored with equal intensity by his German predecessors, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kitcher considers how Mann's, Britten's, and Visconti's treatments illuminate the tension between social and ethical values and an artist's sensitivity to beauty. Each work asks whether a life devoted to self-sacrifice in the pursuit of lasting achievements can be sustained and whether the breakdown of discipline undercuts its worth. Haunted by the prospect of his death, Aschenbach also helps us reflect on whether it is possible to achieve anything in full awareness of our finitude and in knowing our successes are always incomplete.
Category: Philosophy

The Winds Of Hope For A World Out Of Breath

Author : Robert G. Tuttle
ISBN : 9781556735080
Genre : Religion
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"How can the past speak to the present? How can the ancient make itself known in the contemporary? Many feel that it cannot -- that nothing can be learned from the past - that everything to be learned is in the present and in the future. Perhaps this is where we have missed the true meaning of life." (from chapter 4) Robert G. Tuttle brings the 23rd Psalm to life for the twentieth century Christian. His approach aids study groups, clergy seeking preaching background material, and persons wanting personal devotional reading. The book is filled with countless illustrations in its eight chapters. Chapter titles include: - The Good Shepherd - Finding God In The Narrows Of Life - God's Extravagance - The Final Dimensions Of Life Robert G. Tuttle, Asheville, North Carolina, holds degrees from Duke University and Duke Divinity School. He has served churches in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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