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The Darkness Of Day

Author : Rochelle Hamel
ISBN : 9781450239691
Genre : Fiction
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In 1863, when Dr. Grant McKenzie announces his enlistment as a doctor in the Union Army, his family life is turned upside down. His military career begins as a field surgeon at Gettysburg, eventually leading to his capture at Spotsylvania and imprisonment in Andersonville Prison, changing his life forever. While in prison, he becomes part of a new family, made up of James, a tough thirteen -year- old Irish drummer boy from the streets of New York, and Gerard, a French farmer from Vermont. When Grant saves the young daughter of a Confederate captain, he repays the doctor by giving him the chance to escape, along with young James. The trip home through the Appalachians is arduous. Along the way, Grant delivers a baby, fights renegades, and faces death at the hands of two old mountain women. Meanwhile, Mattie, Grants wife, and their five children face enormous challenges and responsibilities at home while awaiting his return. When Grant doesnt return at the end of his one-year enlistment, the familys finances dwindle, and the workload overwhelms them. In answer to their prayers for help, Adan Torson, a large Nigerian free black man, shows up one day and offers to help them. However, Adan arrives with a dangerous secret that may put all their lives at risk.
Category: Fiction

The Darkness Of Mid Day

Author : Joseph Wellman
ISBN : 9780595419876
Genre : Fiction
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On her eighth birthday, Anita witnesses the rape and murder of her mother. Thus begins a series of events that will forever alter her life. In the years following her mother's death, Anita suffers more indignities and pain. After her seventeenth birthday, and with the aid of a friend, Anita escapes first to Chicago and eventually to California. Twenty-five years later, she returns to Illinois, and by chance encounters the three who murdered her mother. As she remembers that fateful day, and all of the atrocities that have since happened to her, she makes a decision. She will exact her revenge. However, revenge has a way of unleashing unforeseen consequences. "The Darkness of Mid Day is a volatile story that will test the reader's ability to acutely discern a sinner from a saint. Let the reader beware as the characters of this story invade your psyche, you may be left with no hero to champion. Can murder ever be justified? You'll have to decide, because you may find yourself rooting for a cold blooded murderer. All these people had it coming, right? Maybe but when "good" people begin to die, your allegiance will vanish and you will be shocked at the unexpected ending of this dark tale." Saundra Julian, author.
Category: Fiction

Out Of The Darkness Of Academics Into The Light Of Jesus Christ

Author : Glenn W. Martin
ISBN : 9781438983097
Genre : Fiction
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This book is about the nuances of college life as viewed from a Christian perspective. Dr. Martin came to the conclusion that the quest for human knowledge is endless in its own seductive way. Our educational bastions are an arms length from the church; yet it appears the church is being neglected by many who labor in the halls of academics by their lack of participation in church. It is durable and manageable for one to participate in both the educational process and the church, however, these individuals are becoming a rare breed and that is why Dr. Martin challenges the educator to return to his/her spiritual roots. Dr. Martin asserts spiritual values are a reality and to be negligent here is without excuse.
Category: Fiction

The Jewish Book Of Days

Author : Jill Hammer
ISBN : 0827610130
Genre : Religion
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Throughout the ages, Jews have connected legends to particular days of the Hebrew calendar. Abraham's birth, the death of Rachel, and the creation of light are all tales that are linked to a specific day and season. The Jewish Book of Days invites readers to experience the connection between sacred story and nature's rhythms, through readings designed for each and every day of the year. These daily readings offer an opportunity to live in tune with the wisdom of the past while learning new truths about the times we live in today. Using the tree as its central metaphor, The Jewish Book of Days is divided into eight chapters of approximately forty-five days each. These sections represent the tree's stages of growth--seed, root, shoot, sap, bud, leaf, flower, and fruit--and also echo the natural cadences of each season. Each entry has three components: a biblical quote for the day; a midrash on the biblical quote or a Jewish tradition related to that day; and commentary relating the text to the cycles of the year. The author includes an introduction that analyzes the different months and seasons of the Hebrew calendar and explains the textual sources used throughout. Appendixes provide additional material for leap years, equinoxes, and solstices. A section on seasonal meditations offers a new way to approach the divine every day.
Category: Religion

Phoenix And The Darkness Of Wolves

Author : Shane Jiraiya Cummings
ISBN : 9781615720552
Genre : Fiction
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Australia has been devastated by a supernatural inferno. Damon believes he is the last ash-covered survivor, a man's whose past-and future-is inextricably tied to the magick that caused the conflagration. He tracks a phoenix through this apocalyptic wasteland in the hopes of using its magick to restore his lost family to humanity. His family, in turn, have been condemned to limbo as shadow wolves, emerging for a few fleeting moments every sunset to hunt Damon in the hope his death will free them from their torment. The hunt is on!
Category: Fiction

D R Congo The Darkness Of The Heart

Author : Loso Kiteti Boya
ISBN : 9781450082501
Genre : Political Science
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Book Synopsis: This book recounts from the perspective of a Congolese native the five-hundred-year journey of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It analyzes dispassionately the facts of the turbulent history of the country and its continuing impact on the life of the modern-day Congolese. In the book, we set out to begin the search for the Congolese answers to the DR Congos historical paradox of a very rich country living a very poor life in a neighborhood in which it is the biggest and yet the weakest country. We travel back five hundred years to rediscover the ancient kingdom of Congo and look closely at its people, institutions, value and belief systems, customs and practices and try to establish the linkages between the present cultural values, belief system, and practices of the modern-day Congolese with those of their past. Through the revisiting of the past, we try to identify the ways and means of a more effective strategy for social, political, and economic renaissance in the DR Congo. Although a diary, the book is not a chronological presentation of the Congos history. The reader can expect to travel back and forth on the meandering road of the Congolese journey. The DR Congo is a land of ecological gigantism and an environmental Garden of Eden. It has the second largest freshwater river in the world, the Congo River, a powerful source of clean energy, and the second largest tropical rain forest in the world; the largest number of big lakes in Africa, including Lake Tanganyika; one of the largest assortment of minerals and precious metals and gems in the world, including uranium; and a large landmass of 906,000 square miles stretching over two time zones with a population of less than seventy million, translating into one the lowest population densities in the world. Such an array of diverse and rich natural resources and the extraordinary economic power potential of DR Congo have always attracted envy and invasions from foreign countries, multinational companies, and individuals over the centuries, the latest being the attack of the combined armies of Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi in August 1998. The history of the DR Congo is also the history of the darkness of the human heart, extreme cruelty and violence, greed and selfishness by the early European explorers, the slave traders, the Zanzibari Arab slave merchants of the last centuries, and the neocolonialists and cold warriors of the twentieth century. It is the history of treason of the Congo by the Congolese, the betrayal of the public trust of the people, and of the pursuit of power at all costs and bad management of the economy by the Congolese leaders and the politicians, from the medieval kings of the kingdom of the Congo to the present-day ruling class. The book follows the less publicized but crucial journeys of the numerous Congolese slaves to the Americas, documenting their early settlements in the United States, the Caribbean Islands, and Brazil and reconnecting their present-day descendants in the Americas to their Congolese roots and ancestry.
Category: Political Science

The Darkness Of Bones

Author : Sam Millar
ISBN : 9781847174574
Genre : Fiction
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A tense tale of murder, betrayal, sexual abuse and revenge, and the corruption at the heart of the respectable establishment.
Category: Fiction

Rays Of Light From The Darkness Of A Prison Cell

Author : Andrew Pappachen
ISBN : 9781468558302
Genre : Fiction
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Having emigrated from Kerala, India, to the United States in 1973 at the age of twenty-five and experiencing life in India as a young man and the rest in the United States, Andrew faced many challenges and was always trying to reason with various incidents and opportunities. Growing up as one of the five children in a village close to Kottayam town in the state of Kerala during the 1950s and 60s, he had unique experiences during his childhood and young life. Andrew finds life interesting, enjoyable, and challenging, yet he is disturbed by people s criminal activities and evil behavior. He was always trying to find the reason why people get into these negative forces. Often, the reason for criminal behavior is greed, hatred, anger, jealousy, doubts, and sometimes poverty. But he has seen criminal behavior among drug addicts and alcoholics. Andrew concludes that most of the time, a criminal is created during his or her childhood. A person s behavior, habits, thinking patterns, and character are molded during childhood, through the influence of parents, teachers, and others. Andrew also believes that a person can change if opportunity is given by being with good people in good surroundings. Andrew has a master s degree in environmental engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, and a master s degree in chemistry from Kerala University. He currently works as the director of operations of a utility operating company. He has written extensively in various magazines in India on environmental issues. He has published three books through AuthorHouse: A Journey through Generations, an autobiography, and two novels, Secrets of Passion and Love with the Ghost, using the pen name Andreos. Andrew is a community activist involved in various community organizations.
Category: Fiction

Against The Darkness Of The Night

Author : Opal Turner Brown
ISBN : 9780595365463
Genre : Fiction
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Lydia Walker struggles to survive, protect and provide for her children on their Mississippi farm during the difficult days of the Civil War.
Category: Fiction