Waiting for the Last Bus

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786890232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, The Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, The Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.

Lost in a Journey

Author: Daniel P’Lopez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468546333

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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Its the end of the summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and an eager group of high school teenagers pack into a bus for a well-planned week at a summer camp. What could possibly go wrong? Everything does! After a devastating accident, the surviving students find themselves all alone against the untamed wilderness, pitted against each other, with no idea how to get home and no means of survival. Will this group of friends endure the hardships of the Forest Mountains? Will they be able to work together in order to survive? Or will they destroy each other before the darkest elements of nature beat them to it.

Super 10 Sample Papers for CBSE Class 10 English Communicative with Marking Scheme, RTCs & Revision Notes

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9388240901


Page: 188

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The thoroughly Revised & Updated 2nd Edition of the book provides updated 10 Sample Papers for CBSE Class 10 English Communicative March 2019 Exam designed exactly as per the latest Blue Prints and Sample Papers issued by CBSE. This new edition provides (i) Chapter-wise Literature Summaries, Character Sketch & RTCs - Reference To Context Practice Question-Answer (ii) 2018 Solution provided by CBSE with Marking Scheme Instructions; (iii) 2017 Toppers Answers as provided by CBSE. Each of the Sample Paper provides detailed solutions with Marking Scheme.

Love Faith Death

Author: Tara Shah

Publisher: Tara K Shah


Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Cancer sucks, death sucks even more. But we humans don’t have the power to stop either of them from messing with our lives. They enter our lives whenever and wherever they choose to. Cancer is so common that each one of us have known someone who has dealt with the disease; some of us have lost a loved one to cancer. Common does not always mean simple, and it also does not mean we know everything about it. The diagnosis of cancer, regardless of the disease’s curability, is almost always nerve-wracking, even for healthcare providers like the main character of this book who is a veteran nurse. This book is written in first person; the subject is a middle aged woman who had been separated from her boyfriend some thirty years ago and then after three decades when she searches for an oncologist for treatment of an aggressive cancer that she was recently diagnosed, she finds her ex-boyfriend’s name and decides to see him. That brings back the memory of their past together, and she starts going though her old diary she had written some thirty years in the past. Part of the story is set in Nepal (from the diary) and the other part is set in the USA ( this takes place after her cancer diagnosis). The main character of the story was born with ‘Manglik’ cosmic influencer, meaning that the planet Mars “mangal Graha” was in such position in the solar system at the time of her birth that it would have strong negative effect on her husband if she married a man who was non-Manlik (a person born at the time when the planet Mars was not in such position.) What happens next changes the lives of the main characters.

Strangers In L. A.

Author: OG6

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312867558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Too unreal to be a nonfiction book! Strangers in LA is a humor infused memoir entailing the journey of the author, OG6, moving from a good engineering job in Connecticut to living in a car in California with his girlfriend, plus two cats. The author uses humor to detail the unexpected hardship. He also uses humor to shine some light on the interesting characters they met on their journey west. Red, SIX, Panda and Tabbey, make their way across the country in search of the american dream, expecting to coast through life as they did in Connecticut, but they were thrown around by life. They hit hard times. In order to survive, they have to bend and break some laws.

Six by Six

Author: Bill Manhire

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 1776564731

Category: Fiction

Page: 530

View: 6297

First published in 1989 and reprinted numerous times, Six by Six remains the definitive introduction to the classic New Zealand short story.Six by Six is a big, generous book. It shows the full range and vitality of New Zealand fiction published in the twentieth century. These are stories of pace and invention, mischief and melancholy, darkness and joy. From a two-page sketch by Patricia Grace to Maurice Duggan' s short novel &‘ O' Leary' s Orchard' . From classics like Katherine Mansfield' s &‘ The Garden Party' and Frank Sargeson' s &‘ Conversation with My Uncle' to the contemporary brilliance of Owen Marshall and Janet Frame.Edited by Bill Manhire.

The House by the Liffey

Author: Niki Phillips

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784624152

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3406

“It’s the first time ever that your mother and I have actually felt deeply ashamed of one of our children. We completely fail to comprehend how you could treat anybody like that.” The Butlers are back, as Niki Phillips’s second novel about the family takes up their story in the 1960s and we encounter Milo Butler once more. Father of a growing family, he is now his generation’s custodian of Riverside House. The story opens with a kidnapping and family members later become involved in the terrorist attacks in Dublin in the seventies, the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the Falklands War in 1982. Niki Phillips delivers another page-turner in which excitement, drama and tragedy stalk the lives of family members. But love and success are there too, with a lacing of humour through the rich tapestry of the story. “The lives of this engaging family are set against a back drop of well researched recent history . . . contrasting the personal with the political sweep of the times. An absorbing modern day saga.” Chris Bridger, Book Reviewer “A broad and interesting story, loads of great characters . . . It is a warming story, where all can return home to the safety of the hearth at Riverside.” Paul Wheatley, Writer

How German Is It

Author: Walter Abish

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811224821

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ulrich Hargenau testifies against fellow members of a German terrorist group in order to save himself and his wife, Paula, and contemplates the nature of his German heritage. The question How German Is It underlies the conduct and actions of the characters in Walter Abish's novel, an icy panorama of contemporary Germany, in which the tradition of order and obedience, the patrimony of the saber and the castle on the Rhine, give way to the present, indiscriminate fascination with all things American. On his return from Paris to his home city of Würtenburg, Ulrich Hargenau, whose father was executed for his involvement in the 1944 plot against Hitler, is compelled to ask himself, "How German am l?"––as he compares his own recent attempt to save his life, and his wife Paula's, by testifying against fellow members of a terrorist group, with his father's selfless heroism. Through Ulrich––privileged, upper class––we confront the incongruities of the new democratic Germany, in particular the flourishing community of Brumholdstein, named after the country's greatest thinker, Brumhold, and built on the former site of a concentration camp. Paula's participation in the destruction of a police station; the State's cynical response to crush the terrorists; two attempts on Ulrich's life; the discovery in Brumholdstein of a mass grave of death camp inmates––all these, with subtle irony, are presented as pieces of a puzzle spelling out the turmoil of a society's endeavor to avoid the implications of its menacing heritage.

Mickaleen's Humble Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412029104


Page: N.A

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