The Burning House

Author: Foster Huntington
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062123491
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“Fascinating….Provocative.” —New York Times “Answering this question reveals a great deal about your personality, priorities and interests.” —The Guardian (UK) If your house were on fire, what would you take? Foster Huntington has collected answers to this telling question from thousands of responders all over the world to get to the heart of what it is that people truly value. The result is The Burning House, featuring the best of Huntington’s popular website, TheBurningHouse.com along with a wealth of all-new material. Fascinating and remarkably revealing, The Burning House provides a captivating keyhole into people’s lives, feelings, and innermost thoughts that will especially appeal to the many fans of PostSecret, Not Quite What I Was Planning, Found, and Awkward Family Photos. Illustrated with sometimes moving, often unusual photographs of people’s most prized possessions, The Burning House ingeniously celebrates the differences between human beings around the globe—and the surprising similarities that unite us all.

St John Of The Midfield

Author: Garasamo MacCagnone
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1608607925
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World-class soccer star Bobo Stoikov makes an escape from communist Bulgaria and finds his way to America. Landing a job as a youth soccer coach, Bobo builds a reputation for himself as a successful, yet unorthodox, coach who propels his team to the championship title. But things go far beyond the soccer field when arch rival Sonny Christopher seeks to destroy Bobo's reputation, along with that of his best player and the player's father, Mario. Before he realizes how serious the situation is, Bobo finds himself in sudden death and soon realizes there is more at stake than just a soccer game. Maccagnone writes...with rhythm, perfect pace, pauses, the right degree of detail, well described settings, and well developed credible characters. - Christian Mcallister, Rambles Fiction Review The reader is kept on the edge of their seat from the beginning, with a daring jump from a train. Look for this book to win an award. - Mark F. Traupman, Author, Jesus - The Lost Message Garasamo Maccagnone has enjoyed writing since the age of sixteen. He is inspired by the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and Jack London, and is currently working on his next book, The Fish and the Fox. Garasamo has owned a soccer club and coached and trained players for over twenty years. He lives with his wife, Vicki, and his three children, Garrett, Anthony and Sophia, in Shelby Township, Michigan, where his daughter plays soccer for the Michigan Gators.

Burning House

Author: Ann Beattie
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307765717
Size: 42.12 MB
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The now-classic, utterly unique voice of Ann Beattie is so dry it throws off sparks, her eye endowed with the emotional equivalent of X-ray vision. Her characters are young men and women discovering what it means to be a grown-up in a country that promised them they'd stay young forever. And here, in shapely, penetrating stories, Beattie confirms why she is one of the most widely imitated -- yet surely inimitable -- literary stylists of her generation. In The Burning House, Beattie's characters go from dealing drugs to taking care of a bereaved friend. They watch their marriages fail not with a bang but with a wisecrack. And afterward, they may find themselves trading confidences with their spouses' new lovers. The Burning House proves that Beattie has no peer when it comes to revealing the hidden shapes of our relationships, or the depths of tenderness, grief, and anger that lie beneath the surfaces of our daily lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Painting A Burning House

Author: Robert N. Chan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462071589
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Having been discharged from the Mossad for shooting a fellow operative because he couldn’t take a joke, Dahlia Birn seeks redemption by bringing to justice Daniel Birnbach’s murderer. Dr. Birnbach had made a momentous discovery, ancient scrolls that may indicate a mistake in the Torah. According to the scrolls, rather than blessing his son Ishmael and his progeny, the Arabs, Abraham cursed them, condemning them to eternal servitude. Although the scrolls have yet to be authenticated, someone is killing to sup-press them. Dahlia chooses super-respectable lawyer, Marc Bloc, to be her silent partner—so silent that she neglects to tell him about the partnership. When her beauty, brains, and Beretta fail to get results, she relies on the hallucinatory voice inside her head. That voice, however, has its own Mephistophelian agenda. Was Birnbach killed on orders of Middle Eastern emirs fearful that the scrolls would cause riots sweeping them from power? Is Dahlia dangerously insane or is her schizoaffective disorder just part of her wacky charm? Will Dahlia help Marc recover from his wife’s passing and reconnect with his Jewish roots or lead him to his death? Are Marc’s and Dahlia’s struggles as futile as painting a burning house?

The Burning House

Author: Anders Walker
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235623
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A startling and gripping reexamination of the Jim Crow era, as seen through the eyes of some of the most important American writers In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South, Anders Walker demonstrates that racial segregation fostered not simply terror and violence, but also diversity, one of our most celebrated ideals. He investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston found pluralism in Jim Crow, a legal system that created two worlds, each with its own institutions, traditions, even cultures. The intellectuals discussed in this book all agreed that black culture was resilient, creative, and profound, brutally honest in its assessment of American history. By contrast, James Baldwin likened white culture to a “burning house,” a frightening place that endorsed racism and violence to maintain dominance. Why should black Americans exchange their experience for that? Southern whites, meanwhile, saw themselves preserving a rich cultural landscape against the onslaught of mass culture and federal power, a project carried to the highest levels of American law by Supreme Court justice and Virginia native Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Anders Walker shows how a generation of scholars and judges has misinterpreted Powell’s definition of diversity in the landmark case Regents v. Bakke, forgetting its Southern origins and weakening it in the process. By resituating the decision in the context of Southern intellectual history, Walker places diversity on a new footing, independent of affirmative action but also free from the constraints currently placed on it by the Supreme Court. With great clarity and insight, he offers a new lens through which to understand the history of civil rights in the United States.

The Burning House

Author: Neil Spring
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178648885X
Size: 12.68 MB
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'Brimming with suspense and ghostly apparitions, Spring's scorching thriller moves at a cracking pace and has a stunning twist in its devil's tail' Lancashire Evening Post 'Don't expect to breathe easily until the last page has turned' Pendle Today Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained empty for years. Its dark history and rumours of hauntings - and worse - have scared all prospective buyers away. But estate agent Clara desperately needs to make this sale if she is to keep her job and stay one step ahead of her abusive husband. Maybe an 'innocent' fire will force the price down? Then the perfect crime turns into the perfect nightmare: there was a witness to the fire, a stranger in the village, and he's not going to let Clara get away with her 'victimless' crime that easily... From the bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers and The Lost Village, comes a tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller based on a true story. 'The master of UK horror today. Enthralling and Unequalled. Mesmerising White-Knuckle ride' Amazon reviewer 'OMG WHAT A BOOK!!!!! This is a real rollercoaster ride of tension and suspense. This book is creepy and set my heart racing. I did not want this book to end' Peggy, Netgalley reviewer 'Oh my, Neil Spring has done it again. What a page-turner! It's full of tension and suspense from the very first page' Rachel, Netgalley reviewer 'A very chilling and atmospheric read set amongst the beauty of Loch Ness' Michelle, Netgalley reviewer 'A hugely entertaining read with some extremely chilling, gory moments and a highly atmospheric setting' Michelle, Netgalley reviewer 'Neil Spring just gets better and better' Sue, Netgalley reviewer

Star Trek The Next Generation Klingon Empire A Burning House

Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416558842
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They have been the Federation's staunchest allies, and its fiercest adversaries. Cunning, ruthless, driven by an instinct for violence and defined by a complex code of honor, they must push ever outward in order to survive, defying the icy ravages of space with the fire of their hearts. They are the Klingons, and if you think you already know all there is to learn about them...think again. From its highest echelons of power to the shocking depths of its lowest castes, from its savagely aggressive military to its humble farmers, from political machinations of galactic import to personal demons and family strife, the Klingon Empire is revealed as never before when the captain and crew of the I.K.S. Gorkon finally return to their homeworld of Qo'noS in a sweeping tale of intrigue, love, betrayal, and honor.

Baggage Claim

Author: David E. Talbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476744424
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Dreaming of finding and marrying a man that can live up to her ideals, flight attendant Montana Moore, having watched the female members of her family engage in reckless marital behavior, sets out for the adventure of her life.