They Told Me I Had to Write This

Author: Kim Miller

Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

ISBN: 1925000656

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

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Clem is a boy in strife. Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, he’s now in a school for toxic teenagers. And that rev-head school counsellor wants him to write letters. Through his writing Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Then he comes face to face with his mother’s death. In a rush of bush bike racing, the death of one student and the consequent arrest of another, an unexpected first girlfriend, and some surprising friendships, Clem's story is the celebration of a boy who finds an unexpected future.

No Longer Confined

Author: Christopher D. Coleman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491728779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 3180

At birth, he was not breathing and was therefore pronounced dead. Fifteen minutes later he filled the room with wailing, declaring himself ready to take on the world. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and doctors told his mother he would never walk, never read, and never even know he was himself. Christopher, however, had other plans for his life. No Longer Confined is the story of one man’s fight for freedom. It began with physical and emotional imprisonment. From his wheelchair, Christopher shares his story of pursuing an unconfined life. His is a tale filled with joy and pain, victory and defeat, and yet he models for us how a life of adversities can be transformed into a journey toward freedom. Christopher’s life story makes it clear that even if you have to start out crawling, you can live a life above the circumstances to which you were born. Success is born of transcending the expectations of others and growing into your God-given potential. What’s in the wheelchair on the book cover? Be the first to solve the mystery and you will win a $250 cash prize! Here is the first clue: The object is mentioned towards the end of the book. Additional clues will be given on Christopher’s ‘Unconfined Conversations’ video blog. If you are not currently on our email list, go to and sign up for notifications of recent & upcoming blogs.

My Heartfelt Love Poems

Author: Shanae Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503514358

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

View: 3413

In my way of my heart, I thought that this would be the time to show the way I love poetry so much, so I decided to write an all-poetry book with love sonnets. This book expresses my love that I have inside of me. The love that I want to give and have. Some are dark, inspiring, funny, and memorable. I speak in the words that my heart felt and that my mind could express. Some poems are even fictional but all from my heart. So please let this book touch your heart, like my heart felt when she poured out.

A Treasury of Fairy Tales

Author: Alex Fonteyn

Publisher: Tom eMusic

ISBN: 1623210690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1858

This beautifully illustrated book offers seventeen of the best-loved fairy tales belonging to the French, Danish, German and Polish cultural heritage. Written in a beautiful yet lively language, this new edition of timeless Classics has been carefully adapted to meet the expectations of today’s younger readers. Indeed, small children will welcome it with keen interest, readily making it their favorite first book of fairy tales. Amongst others, this enchanting selection includes Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Puss in Boots.

The Speculator

Author: Michael Thoreau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503511847

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 9373

My day began fairly well and I was just returning from a good run. I had jogged for fourteen miles and the sweat ring on my shirt was all white with salt loss. The spring heat had been unrelenting. May is supposed to bring rain; yet the grass fires were constant from the lightning storms, and Farmers and Ranchers were selling their stocks in order to save their livestock while some were resorting to auction sales in mass to save homes and families. As I ran alongside the ranch land, the poor critters seem to be begging me to save them with a low moo; there was no drooling, because, the little bit of fodder that was dropped for them was too dry. The creek bed was so dry, even the red dirt had turned into a white sandy trail. I thought of my yard which had turned brown and kept me on guard always; because, reckless drivers flick cigarette butts out their windows could easily start a grass fire. Our Fire Department had been busy lately, and there was nothing I could do to help but adhere to the strict rules. I kept on going till I rounded the street-corner to my house and saw my wife standing at the door waving me on.

Whims of the Fates

Author: Leslie Stone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491734094

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8626

For Grant Albright, life is just one big crapshoot. But his winning streak has come to a heartbreaking end. So with a gambler’s daring, he and his wealthy and affable friend Mitch hatch a plan to get Grant’s mojo back. They concoct an amusing scheme to pass the time while on a Mediterranean cruise—a sizable side bet on who will get lucky first. Their plans hit an unexpected rough patch when they discover that a group of hometown friends are also on the cruise. The two men must now tread lightly to find a way to work their charms without destroying their reputations back home. And to make matters worse, their wholesome hometown neighbors insist on including the two young men in all of their plans. In order to keep what happens at sea at sea, the two players must be twice as clever and extra discreet. Enticed by the sexy Jodee and intrigued by the reserved beauty of Shay, Grant must decide if he will roll the romance dice one more time and risk losing the bet—or fold and risk losing his chance at love. Set along the beautiful shores of the Aegean and Adriatic Seas, Whims of the Fates takes readers on a luxurious and romantic virtual vacation at sea, filled with the ancient wonders of Turkey, Greece, and Italy—and all the simmering, erotic potential of the region.

Flying Solo

Author: Denise Hildreth Jones

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441266461

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2863

For one year following her painful divorce, Denise Hildreth chronicled every emotion, every new discovery, and every moment of God's unyielding presence. Flying Solo, the diary of that roller-coaster year, begins on the day Denise sat in court to hear a judge end her 13-year marriage and follows her through twelve months of soul-searching, heartbreak, and healing. With vivid stories, raw emotion, and unwavering honesty, Denise opens a window for divorced or divorcing readers to breathe in the fresh air of God's Spirit. For, among many surprises in store for Denise during her first year of flying solo, one of the most startling was this: God desires to be with us through our pain. She writes, "Flying solo isn't about being alone. It is about living a life that may hurt at times, wound at times, betray at times; but there is still an incredible unobstructed view of heaven, and an opportunity to discover God in the middle of it." Readers struggling to stay afloat in the wake of a marriage's end will hear from a fellow traveler that they don't have to settle for treading water . . . they can learn to fly.

Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

Author: Richard Harding Davis

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465504281

Category: Authors, American

Page: 417

View: 8802

Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia on April 18, 1864, but, so far as memory serves me, his life and mine began together several years later in the three-story brick house on South Twenty-first Street, to which we had just moved. For more than forty years this was our home in all that the word implies, and I do not believe that there was ever a moment when it was not the predominating influence in Richard's life and in his work. As I learned in later years, the house had come into the possession of my father and mother after a period on their part of hard endeavor and unusual sacrifice. It was their ambition to add to this home not only the comforts and the beautiful inanimate things of life, but to create an atmosphere which would prove a constant help to those who lived under its roof—an inspiration to their children that should endure so long as they lived. At the time of my brother's death the fact was frequently commented upon that, unlike most literary folk, he had never known what it was to be poor and to suffer the pangs of hunger and failure. That he never suffered from the lack of a home was certainly as true as that in his work he knew but little of failure, for the first stories he wrote for the magazines brought him into a prominence and popularity that lasted until the end. But if Richard gained his success early in life and was blessed with a very lovely home to which he could always return, he was not brought up in a manner which in any way could be called lavish. Lavish he may have been in later years, but if he was it was with the money for which those who knew him best knew how very hard he had worked.

The Man Who Loved Too Much - Book 3

Author: John Rachel


ISBN: 1329249321

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 8600

How do we function in a world which is both as randomly and intentionally cruel, as it is randomly and intentionally kind? Can we make sense of our lives when so much around us makes no sense? In this, the final book of the trilogy, we find out what it means to be a ""man who loves too much."" More importantly, we discover if Billy Green is such a man.