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Scary Close

Scary Close

Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy

  • Author: Donald Miller
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 140020397X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

A History of the Present Illness

A History of the Present Illness

Stories

  • Author: Louise Aronson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408832151
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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A busy doctor juggles an errant teenage daughter and a seriously ill father. An elderly immigrant sacrifices his demented wife's well-being to satisfy his son's authority. A trainee becomes delirious with lack of sleep but must learn how to act, and not react, in the face of suffering. A psychiatrist who advocates for the underserved may herself be crazy. Together these deeply humane linked stories - at once funny and honest, incisive and compassionate - explore the impact of illness on real people's lives and offer a portrait of health and medicine like nothing we have read before. Set in hospitals, offices, nursing homes, prisons, family apartments and out and about in the city, A History of the Present Illness creates a world pulsating with life and introduces a striking new literary voice.

Who's Running Around My House?

Who's Running Around My House?

  • Author: Linda Koppes
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483630110
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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Whos Running Around My House? This takes place in/near a wooded area. Two main characters are a boy, Julian and a bookworm Vinnie. This is about a young boy with a very vivid imagination and a bookworm, who loves to tell about the stories he s read. They only way for Vinnie to read the books he has accumulated is to ingest them. He rarely finds complete books, so his stories are bits and pieces of books. Vinnie longs for someone to hear his stories. Julian is about five years old, loves the outdoors and becoming characters from books. He is just starting to learn how to read and loves stories read to him. The two meet and find each others love of books and stories a bond for friendship.

Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest

A Novel

  • Author: Keith Lee Morris
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297608967
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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'ALICE IN WONDERLAND MEETS THE SHINING' Kirkus 'A FINE ADDITION TO THE CREEPY HOTEL THRILLER GENRE' Independent 'SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO STAY A WHILE IN GOOD NIGHT, IDAHO, THEN - UNLIKE THE ADDISONS - YOU WON'T REGRET IT' Guardian The Addisons - Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey, and Uncle Robbie - are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling hotel. With nowhere else to go, they decide to stay the night. But once inside, the family becomes separated and the hotel begins to work its eerie magic. As Julia and Tonio drift through the maze of the hotel's spectral interiors, Dewey ventures outside. Meanwhile, a desperate Robbie quickly succumbs to his old vices. As they desperately try to reach each other, they relive the same day over and over again. The mother, Julia, holds the key to their release - but can she save her family from the fate of becoming Souvenirs - those citizens trapped forever in Good Night-or, worse, from disappearing entirely?

Beneath Broken Machines

Beneath Broken Machines

Reviving Trust in the Heart of the Gospel

  • Author: PC Walker
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1512759740
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 198
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Beneath Broken Machines is a cup of cold water to a dry, parched, and weary soul. In ministry, its easy to portray that I ONCE was lost...but now Ive got it all together. PC writes this book with humility and openness, which gives permission to confess that your machine is broken as well. - Travis Osborne, Pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA As someone who has left the church, this book spoke to me. Im not talking about an awakening with pomp and circumstance, but something more simple, beautiful, and powerful. PC has always been a guiding force in my life, and this incredibly powerful book is no different. - Kyle Lacy, 3x Author and National Speaker We have a propensity to build machines out of our faith. We like to put in the right things in hopes it will churn out the right product. We become proud of the manufactured machines of faith we have built. The troubles with machines are they have no hearts and they break down. If your machine has broken down, you may have no idea what to do. Embark on a search for the heart that still beats for you. Embrace the wonder and awe of the ridiculous love of God that has always been for you. Encounter the heart of the gospel, which is the heart of Jesus beneath all of your pain, failure, and shame.

Scary Ghost Stories

Scary Ghost Stories

A Set of Seven Scary 15-Minute Ghost Stories

  • Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
  • Publisher: Learning Island
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 150
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Two girls discover a tree house in the woods. They climb the tree and begin to play in the tree house, only to discover they are not alone. They escape from the tree house and race through the woods, only to find themselves at a cabin that is rumored to belong to a witch. She seems nice enough, but then she makes a strange, frightening request. She asks them to return to the tree house and play with the ghost of her long lost daughter. Find out what the girls do, and the secret the tree house holds. Scary Ghost Stories contains a collection of seven 15-minute ghost stories, including: The Haunted Tree House, The Ghost of the Donner Party, The Hobo Graveyard, The Haunted Haystack, The Isle of Death, The Disappearance of Sara Oglethorpe, and The Werewolf of Walther Point These scary stories are designed for older children, aged 10-14. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many of these books are suitable for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

They Also Serve

They Also Serve

  • Author: Mike Moscoe
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101617632
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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A WAR WITHIN Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Mary Rodrigo were once enemies in an interstellar war. Now they’re working together to keep the peace. But can they protect themselves from an enemy they can’t even see? When a bad space jump flings their starship thousands of light-years away from home, Longknife and Rodrigo make an amazing discovery: a planet inhabited by the descendants of a ship’s crew—lost three hundred years earlier. As acting ambassador, Longknife is eager to welcome the planet’s population back into the fold of humanity. But Rodrigo is suspicious. She senses that something is wrong under the planet’s veneer of peace and prosperity. And she’s right....

The Haunted Haystack: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story for Brave Souls

The Haunted Haystack: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story for Brave Souls

Educational Version

  • Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
  • Publisher: Learning Island
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 30
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The night started out just great. I’d gone to a scary movie with some friends, and Mary Lou Pendergrass had cuddled up to me all night long. Then I started walking home through the field. That’s when my luck changed. Suddenly I was being followed, but not by anything human. Would I ever make it home safely? Read this short, but creepy tale to find out. Ages 9 and up. Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Unforgiving Years

Unforgiving Years

  • Author: Victor Serge
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590174275
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Unforgiving Years is a thrilling and terrifying journey into the disastrous, blazing core of the twentieth century. Victor Serge’s final novel, here translated into English for the first time, is at once the most ambitious, bleakest, and most lyrical of this neglected major writer’s works. The book is arranged into four sections, like the panels of an immense mural or the movements of a symphony. In the first, D, a lifelong revolutionary who has broken with the Communist Party and expects retribution at any moment, flees through the streets of prewar Paris, haunted by the ghosts of his past and his fears for the future. Part two finds D’s friend and fellow revolutionary Daria caught up in the defense of a besieged Leningrad, the horrors and heroism of which Serge brings to terrifying life. The third part is set in Germany. On a dangerous assignment behind the lines, Daria finds herself in a city destroyed by both Allied bombing and Nazism, where the populace now confronts the prospect of total defeat. The novel closes in Mexico, in a remote and prodigiously beautiful part of the New World where D and Daria are reunited, hoping that they may at last have escaped the grim reckonings of their modern era. A visionary novel, a political novel, a novel of adventure, passion, and ideas, of despair and, against all odds, of hope, Unforgiving Years is a rediscovered masterpiece by the author of The Case of Comrade Tulayev.

White Robes and Burning Crosses

White Robes and Burning Crosses

A History of the Ku Klux Klan from 1866

  • Author: Michael Newton
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476617198
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 316
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With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.