Her Name In The Sky

Author: Kelly Quindlen
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ISBN: 9781310545313
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Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana's Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida's beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends.The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl - especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker.Hannah knows she should like Wally, the kind, earnest boy who asks her to prom. She should cheer on her friend Clay when he asks Baker to be his girlfriend. She should follow the rules of her conservative community - the rules that have been ingrained in her since she was a child.But Hannah longs to be with Baker, who cooks macaroni and cheese with Hannah late at night, who believes in the magic of books as much as Hannah does, and who challenges Hannah to be the best version of herself.And Baker might want to be with Hannah, too - if both girls can embrace that world-shaking, yet wondrous, possibility.In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart.

Tours Of The Black Clock

Author: Steve Erickson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480409944
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The course of a century is rewritten in this fabulously warped odyssey, named a best book of the year by the New York Times Tours of the Black Clock is a wild dream of the twentieth century as told by the ghost of Banning Jainlight. After a disturbing family secret is unearthed, Jainlight throws his father out of a window and burns down the Pennsylvania ranch where he grew up. He escapes to Vienna where he is commissioned to write pornography for a single customer identified as “Client X,” which alters the trajectory of World War II. Eventually Jainlight is accompanied by an aged and senile Adolf Hitler back to America, where both men pursue the same lover. Tours of the Black Clock is a story in which history and the laws of space and time are unforgettably transformed.

Forever My Soul Complete

Author: Jerry Hinson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449076742
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Amy Bland was fifteen when her father learned she was pregnant. Instead of helping his daughter, he took her to home for unwed mothers in Edinburg, Scotland and signed papers for the child to be put up for adoption - then vanished out of her life forever. While at the convent, she was whipped, forced to work against her will, sexually attacked, and worst of all: the son she so dearly loved, was taken away. This is a story about an escape that nearly cost her life, a journey back to her son's father - the man that thought she had abandoned him, and a lifetime of searching for her son.

Orange Days And Blue Nights From Philadelphia

Author: Antonio Gray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469121956
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In Orange Days and Blue Nights from Philadelphia, the poet Antonio Gray expresses his experiences with love and urban life as an escape for a better tomorrow in and outside of Philadelphia. He also consistently paints vivid pictures of love's won and love's lost, but also the lessons learn from them. Gray however, sheds a more morbid picture from time to time on urban life when it comes to drugs, thieves, and one night stands. Antonio Gray attended Community College of Philadelphia. He won a Joseph Rizzello Award for excellence in poetry in 2007 for the poems "Daily Task" and "Gia and the Ghost".

The Village Of Widows

Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143031758
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The Murderer Began To Laugh. He Was Confident That The Police Would Come Up With Nothing& When A Diplomat At The Madagascan Embassy In Delhi Is Stabbed To Death In Mysterious And Quite Possibly Scandalous Circumstances, The Ambassador Calls Upon His Old Friend Jay Samorin To Help Find The Murderer As Quickly And Discreetly As Possible. In His Somewhat Unorthodox Approach To Solving Crimes, Samorin Crosses Swords With The Police Officer In Charge Of The Investigation, Deputy Commissioner Anna Khan, Recently Transferred From Kashmir Where Her Zealous Pursuit Of Suspected Terrorists Had Threatened To Cause An Uproar. But It Transpires That Each Has An Intensely Personal Reason For Their Obsession With Murder: Samorin'S Father, A Pilot And War Hero, Was Hanged For The Murder Of His Mother, While Anna Khan'S Husband Was Killed By The Kashmiri Mujahadeen. Forming An Uneasy Alliance, The Gifted Amateur And The Jaded Professional Start To Untangle A Shocking Web Of Corruption, Prostitution And Callous Medical Malpractice. It Is A Trail Fraught With Danger, Tainted By The Older, Deeper Mysteries That Lie Outside The More Tangible Boundaries Of A Criminal Investigation A Trail Leading Back Through The Darkest Recesses Of Their Own Lives To That Elusive, Haunted Place Known As The Village Of Widows&

Shadows In Space

Author: James Thomae
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147714546X
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My name is Erak Domolin, and I live on an earth colony planet, named New Terra in the Milky Way Galaxy. I was born into a family of witches. I have an Uncle John who runs a space cargo business. He has an Indian as a copilot, his name is Blind Owl. He is American Lakota Indian. John's ship is three hundred feet long and one hundred feet wide, with the control wings near the back. They curve down and out so as to look like wings. It has feathers painted on the wings, so it looks like a hawk. I stay with Blind Owl's family, sometimes, and as such, I learned a great deal about the Indian religion, and their way of looking at life and the world. We rescued a girl known as a Fay, from pirates. The Fay can do magic, to some degree, read minds, as well as talk to animals. They can make space ships go at incredible speeds. Kayla taught me a lot about life on the runs with Uncle John in outer space. Pirates are a constant trouble in space, and we are not exempt in that regards.

Jane Austen In Boca

Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 142990299X
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen centered her classic novels of manners around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in her novel, a witty twist on Pride and Prejudice--except this time, the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida. Eligible men, especially ones in possession of a good fortune and country club privileges, are scarce. When goodhearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marry him off to her lonely mother-in-law, May. The novel charts the progress of May's love life as well as that of her two closest friends: the strong-minded former librarian Flo Kliman and the flamboyant Lila Katz. If there weren't confusion enough, Flo's great-niece Amy, a film student at NYU, suddenly arrives with a camera crew determined to get it all on tape. Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Will Amy's movie about them win an Academy Award--or at least a prize at the NYU student film competition? Complications and misunderstandings abound in this romantic and perceptive comedy of manners.

Sun Kissed

Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471103315
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Back for the third summer in the Hamptons, Mara, Eliza and Jaqcui are determined to make it their best ever. Mara is living with Ryan Perry on his parents yacht, Eliza has her dream job of working for a famous fashion designer, and Jacqui is just ready for a relaxing summer before heading off to NYU. Unfortunately for the girls, things don't go quite to plan! Ryan turns out to be a world class slob, Eliza gets fired on her first day, by a woman who seems entirely too close to Jeremy, and Jacqui doesn't get into NYU. Can the girls find a way to keep their promise of it being the best summer of their lives?

Archaeo Astronometria

Author: Dean Clarke
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477160884
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There have been many books on the origin of astronomy some good and some very poorly address the issues of ancient mans interests in the stars. The ancient Sumer and Egyptian notions of music mostly confirms how ancient this notion is in their chorded progressions of tone. This notion is more an Upper Paleolithic celestial idea. In a sense man during this time man was beginning to have a concept of north, south, east and west in spatial terms. It involves the curvature of the ribs of Nut the Egyptian Sky Goddess as a ribbed vaulted sky, and sometimes in a horizon sense of a bowing arch of a stars path, or the curve of a bone in the stars moving path. The half way point of this fall for say our Nut, Adam and Eve would thus be about 27,000 BC which falls in a significant period Ice Age re-emergence and a deserts expanding in equator regions. These are only a small part of what had to addressed in origins of night sky studies. The point being this piece as fake or not is that the components of the animals, man, plants and mans artifacts were very early on displayed. We might ask in such a condition what was their night sky? If we look at all of these constellations they fall below the Celestial Equator in the South Pole region mostly. It would seem that all these birds to them being placed in the night sky like the stars and as they watched what directions the birds along with stars as to where they went in order to ascertain their relations to dusk or dawn night sky. What caused the South Africa plight of 80,000 BC? The Antarctica had been growing ice forms from 170,000 BC to 80,000 BC towards the north, and then around 70,000 BC there seemed to be a melting trend back south. In an astronomy sense we can thank him for larger game entering in the pantheon of the constellations, or the leaf, otter, and some constellations lost to time like the mammoths. What does this have to do with constellations, taboos, or the advent of Cro-Magnon man well in the depictions of constellation images? Slowly from east to west the stars move, but then it did not take man not long after 70,000 BC to note that some planets or stars seemed to move retrograde in the night sky? This book address what ideas did they show or have before or after these earth changes. As ideas such as: "Maybe, it was a lasso constellation for some animals capture as a God of Capture." And, "Somewhere around the time of 50,000 BC in the region of northern England to the region above the Black Sea there occurred a melting phase between the ice ages and cultures began to spread". The evidence of this is found by different locations in Europe and Central Europe of the use of rock shadows, stars noted by hands in movement, and certain hand symbols by star images or dots as stars not just stab marks. Ironic again that Man beside Woman on the pole treetop does not have strong reminders of the Adam-Eve Tree and the Serpent as maybe Draco? The symbol anciently always shows the snake at the foot of the tree or ascended the tree at the apex of the trunk which if astronomy wise would mean an ascended constellation to the Zenith or the Pole! Draco thus deposed Adam and Eve from their own constellation garden and domain by it ascending as an ancient Pole Axis Mundi? Thus the smoke screen really is a tied between this local area of France and Late Paleolithic Mans ideas of that region in the night sky of a certain year or month period of hunting. Although we have jumped forward in the time of ancient astronomy beginnings in a way really in this sense we have not. To the real beginnings of little known ancient astronomy.