"Many children have terrible childhoods. But in mine there is a hole..."
The gaping rent that four-year-old Philip Dodd found one morning in the wire mesh of the hutch which had housed Harvey,his pet rabbit, became a metaphorical one which, along with Harvey's disappearance, has haunted his thoughts throughout his life, In this sensitive, beautifully told memoir, Dodd ( "a small boy with more air in my brain than knowledge" ) finds himself, if not Harvey, and learns to become at peace with the unknowable and the forces of darkness. "The horns of Elfland are still blowing, as Alfred Lord Tennyson once heard them, and preserved them in his lines, and somewhere beyond the border stones, through the mist on the moors, strange folk ride, as they ever did, in the shadow of the dark tower."
It’s 1942, a time when soldiers, despite wartime fears, hold onto their dreams of love everlasting.
W.E. finds his world turned upside down when he meets beautiful and vivacious Sadina―a woman determined to live every day with joy. Will secrecy sever the trust in their romance?
This poignant World War II romance is based on the love story of the author’s parents.
The Poetic Vibration of a Matured Butterfly is a poetic journey of prose poetry, thoughts, and parables about the quiddity of humankind. The cyclonic interactions and divisions that cause movement, and sometimes turbulent development on the road called Life. It has been divided into three sections of transition: (1) Rites of Passage (2) Valley of Passions (3) Philosophical Roads. This book of prose poetry couples its flow with a number of black and white illustrations. Enhancing The Poetic Vibrations of a Matured Butterfly message that ends with a profound resurrection of Hope.
A wounded musician shipped home from WWII finds his mother has died and his old Brooklyn neighborhood obliterated by a housing project. Always poor, he now wants to succeed as a jazz musician but he also wants money. He thinks the only path open to him is to rejoin his prewar friends and become a thief. One of those buddies, now a cop, makes the decision easy.
What is Islam and why is it so different from the other major religions? Who was Prophet Muhammad and why did he wage a Holy War? What is actually written in the Holy Qur’an and are Muslims following it today?
In his fifth published book, Professor Stewart fearlessly delivers the answers to these questions. It’s time for the general public to know the whole truth about Islam and Jihad (Holy War). Hence, if you are of those who desire to gain a crystal-clear understanding of the aforementioned, you must read this book.
Once upon a time, in a forest called Bright, Marily, a four-year-old girl, lived happily with her parents; a good witch called Goodypie and her husband, Mr. Goodweather.
All the creatures of the forest loved Goodypie because she could always ruin the evil potions of Meanloudmouth, a very bad witch.
One day, while Goodypie was boiling some plants and flowers in her big cooking pot, Marily noticed a little house appear in the pot. Suddenly, Marily fell into the pot and by the time she was rescued by her mother, Marily had changed into a mean-spirited and wicked person. Marily ran into the forest and away from home.
As her parents were trying desperately to find her, they discovered that their daughter had turned into the notorious Badfreaky, the meanest witch of them all, who could silence any enemy by turning them into stone.
Nicole Ric sleepwalks and wakes in places other than her home. As if her condition didn’t already cause enough problems, her broken relationship with her recovering drug-addicted mother is further challenged when her mother starts dating Mr. Geld, the principal of Stanridge High, where Nicole is an outcast. The most popular girl and head cheerleader, Claire Edison, ensures Nicole continues to feel like a loser by embarrassing her during gym class, at her job at the local diner, and every opportunity she has. But when Claire turns up murdered outside of a popular local club, the school is left reeling. To complicate matters, Nicole wakes not far from where Claire is murdered. As more murders follow, Nicole has a startling realization: the victims are all connected to her. When she continues to wake in odd places and find items from the victims mysteriously appearing in her bedroom, Nicole’s concerns grow. Is she responsible for these murders while she’s sleepwalking?
The Queen’s Faith is an anthology showing how Queen Elizabeth II describes her faith, including excerpts from Her Majesty’s annual Christmas broadcasts and from her historic Easter broadcast in 2020. The Queen describes the significance of Christmas and of the Christian faith in her own words while respecting people of all faiths or of none. The Gift Edition is printed in colour.
70 excerpts arranged in the ten themes of Jesus Christ, service & support, peace & goodwill, faith & hope, light & life, truth & courage, love and kindness, compassion & care, forgiveness & reconciliation, respect & tolerance.
After Lisa's mom is murdered during an intentional car wreck, the investigative journalist learns she has a Vietnam vet father she never knew existed. Her goal is to find him. Add in the rekindling of a romance with her first and only love, and the formula is almost set. They must be extra careful, though, and avoid the deranged killer who's looking for misbegotten payback.