The Ceiling Man

Author: Patricia Lillie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541264137
Page: 300
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A novel of slow burn horror. Carole knows there can be no tie between her autistic daughter and the strange events in Port Massasauga. It's not logical.It's not possible. The Ceiling Man has picked up other watchers in his travels, but they all dismissed him as a nightmare. The girl is different. She knows he's real. Teenage Abby is an innocent. The stranger only she sees and hears introduces her to evil. When Carole falls under the stranger's sway, Abby must solve the puzzle of The Ceiling Man and save them both.

The Man on the Ceiling

Author: Steve Rasnic Tem,Melanie Tem
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Discoveries
ISBN: 9780786948581
Category: Fiction
Page: 366
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Two haunting tales of love, loss, and family intertwine in a chilling story of how a family is bound together in the midst of incomprehensible tragedy, in a surreal novel that blends fiction and reality, in an expanded and re-imagined version of a story that won the Bram Stoker Award, International Horror Guild Award, and World Fantasy Award. Original. 22,000 first printing.

The Man in the Ceiling

Author: Jules Feiffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062059076
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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He's bad at sports and not much better at school, but Jimmy sure can draw terrific cartoons. And his dream, like that of his Uncle Lester, who writes flop Broadway musicals'is to be recognized for what he loves doing most.

The Man in the Ceiling

Author: Jules Feiffer
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780759152
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 185
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Although Jimmy is not good at sports and not much better in school, he can draw, and his greatest dream is to be a cartoonist. So when Charlie Beemer, the greatest pre-teen athlete in the history of Montclair, New Jersey, suggests that he and Jimmy create comics together, Jimmy can't believe that life will get any better!

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620408406
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the paintings' 1512 unveiling.

It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success

Author: Rebecca Shambaugh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071633162
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers Statistically, more than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and yet we represent barely five percent of the top earners among executives. Usually, we blame it on men-those “old boy” networks that don't typically welcome women into “the club.” But, according to leadership coach Rebecca Shambaugh, the real obstacle to women's advancement is not a “glass ceiling.” It's the self-imposed career blocks that prevent us from moving up. These are the 7 “sticky floors”: 1. Balancing Your Work and Life 2. Embracing “Good Enough” in Your Work 3. Making the Break 4. Making Your Words Count 5. Forming Your Own Board of Directors 6. Capitalizing on Your Political Savvy 7. Asking for What You Want Admit it: You've probably been “stuck” in at least one or more of these situations. Maybe you're a perfectionist who has trouble letting go of a task. Maybe you're so loyal to your company that you haven't explored other career options. Maybe you're afraid of speaking up in meetings. Or maybe you're so accommodating to others' needs that you never take care of your own. This book will show you how to get unstuck from these common traps. You'll discover how other successful women have managed to break out of middle management jobs to grab the top leadership positions. You'll hear hard-won advice from working mothers who also happen to be CEOs, including proven tricks of the trade when it comes to juggling career and family. You'll learn how to conquer your insecurities, transform your thinking, tailor your behavior, and demand the kind of professional recognition you deserve. There's even a section of fill-in charts and checklists at the end of the book to help you stay on track, in control, and on the rise. Once you've freed yourself from life's sticky floors, there's nowhere to go but up.

Dancing on the Ceiling

A Study of Women Managers in Education
Author: Dr Valerie Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446225981
Page: 224
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Every now and then amidst the gloom, however, a genuinely scholarly article or monograph bobs up which renews one's sense of hope and restores one's faith in the academic enterprise. Valerie Hall's Dancing on the Ceiling is a case in point. I read it, enjoyed it and found it genuinely uplifting .... And the notion of formation is what makes this book so important, for Valerie Hall was not only keen to document what it meant to be an educational leader from the perspectives of these six women, but how it was that each of them became school heads.... Her book is one of the rare examples in which I have seen such a penetrating level of leadership character analysis attempted, let alone crafted as well as Hall succeeds in doing. In this respect Dancing on the Ceiling is a benchmark study. Any aspiring leader, male or female, should find the frankness and the extent of personal detail in the account extremely helpful in coming to terms with any inner doubts and uncertainties of their own as they begin their leadership journeys....In essence then, Hall has enlightened us about a small group of female high-flyers and what it means to lead the dance, by enacting strong leadership within a collaborative framework'. For her to incorporate the image of dancing women in her title was a stroke of genius' - "Educational Management & Administration " I recommend it to research students in order to introduce them to this particular body of knowledge, partly because of the comprehensive references, and partly because it is so well written...A book that so demands to be read' -" Management and Education " The book is about leadership and gender. It draws on the author s experience as a teacher and management development consultant in education, as well as her research into gender issues over a number of years. It will be of interest to women and men in education, as well as making a theoretical contribution to the debate about educational leadership.

The Knowledge that can lead Man to an Eternal Life!

How man can achieve Immortality, Unlimited Energy, faster than light Spaceships, Perfection and much more!
Author: Raphael Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146534702X
Category: Fiction
Page: 188
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Ever wondered what it would feel like to acquire vast knowledge, advanced technology, enhanced spirituality, and even the fountain of youth?! Then wait no more!! Clan-X is the answer to all of this! But who or what is a Clan-X? Clan-X is a vast and advanced universal fighting force that travel the universe in search of planets to warn about the advanced impending doom and threat to the universe from opposition adversary forces. And in doing so, Clan-X offer them the benefits of all this advanced technology in return if the planet join Clan-X to help defend off this mass universal force. From the faster than light spaceships, to the advanced technology, to enhanced spirituality and even immortality; Clan-X come to these societies ready to share the goodness of all of this! And what’s even more amazing is that all of this can be attained right now at the hands of our finger tips!! To find out how the world will enjoy the benefits of all this technology, read more on the Clan-X publications following the timelines! There are even storylines and adventures to read, brought to you by the world of Clan-X! Get yours today!!

Reading The Ceiling

Author: Dayo Forster
Publisher: Dean Street Press
ISBN: 1910570419
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Ayodele has just turned eighteen and has decided, having now reached womanhood, that the time is right to lose her virginity. She's drawn up a shortlist: Reuben, the failsafe; Yuan, a long-admired schoolfriend; Frederick Adams, the 42-year-old, soon-to-be-pot-bellied father of her best friend. What she doesn't know is that her choice of suitor will have a drastic effect on the rest of her life. Three men. Three paths. One will send Ayodele to Europe, to university and to a very different life - but it will be a voyage strewn with heartache. Another will send her around the globe on an epic journey, transforming her beyond recognition but at the cost of an almost unbearable loss. And another will see her remain in Africa, a wife and mother caught in a polygamous marriage. Each will change her irrevocably - but which will she choose? “A fresh, vibrant first novel set in Africa and England, exploring the three different paths Adoyele's life could take” The Bookseller “The energy and verve of Forster's first few pages are breathtaking, and Ayodele is irresistible” Daily Telegraph “a ... complex examination of potential futures ... Forster has written a thought-provoking series of narratives” Financial Times “the tussle between fate and free will ... a warmly informed portrait of modern African womanhood” Observer

Robert Bloch's Psycho: Sanitarium

Author: Chet Williamson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466866772
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“Horror author Chet Williamson ably succeeds in the tough task of creating a sequel to Robert Bloch’s masterpiece, Psycho; a prequel to the less effective Psycho II; and a solid story in its own right...The novel shines. Whenever Norman gets the spotlight, the novel feels like a lost Bloch work.” —Publishers Weekly The original Psycho novel by Robert Bloch was published in 1959 and became an instant hit, leading to the smash movie only a year later, which brought Norman Bates's terrifying story into the public consciousness, where it still remains (proven by the success of the tv series, Bates Motel). It took Bloch 23 years to write another Psycho novel, revealing that Norman had been in a mental institution the entire time. In that sequel, Norman quickly escapes the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in Hollywood. But what happened in that asylum during those two decades? Until now, no one has known. It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Soon, murders begin to occur and a shocking chain of events plunge us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of Psycho: Sanitarium.

On the Ceiling

Author: _ric Chevillard
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803263963
Category: Fiction
Page: 135
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On the Ceiling tells the story of a young man who wears a chair upside down on his head. He falls in love with a young woman named Mäline, and soon he and his friends move in with her and her family. They are disappointed by the life they find at Mäline?s, however, and in search of something better they make the collective decision to move to the ceiling of her house, where they expect to find a more orderly, more rational, and less encumbered existence. _ric Chevillard?s trademark is inventing characters who have little choice but to dream up the most hopelessly outlandish and breathtakingly brilliant schemes if they are to survive the rigors of their existence. He is fascinated by the imperious need we all feel to make life bearable and by the lengths to which we are willing to go in that pursuit. The characters in On the Ceiling are prepared to go rather further than most of us. Chevillard, one of the most inventive young authors on the French literary scene, is the author of eight novels.

Faces on the Ceiling

Author: Pat Elizabeth Watkins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595786312
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Since the beginning of human life on Earth, God has assigned guardian angels to a meaningful, universal task-to assist couples with conception, and then provide protection, guidance, and direction to the prevailing children. Herbert is a good-hearted soul who was once considered the premier guardian angel. In recent years, Herbert has become somewhat forgetful and has been placed on inactive duty. Despite the objections of Eleanor, Director of Guardian Angel Relations, a miserable Herbert is overjoyed when God awards him a challenging new assignment-to help Samantha and Peter, an infertile married couple, conceive a child. Across town, fifteen-year-old Gwen is twenty-three weeks pregnant and, until now, has refused to recognize her pregnancy. As the baby grows inside her, Gwen faces a monumental decision. Herbert finds himself thrust in the middle of a conception mishap, and must find a way to get the baby to the right home or lose his wings forever. In Faces on the Ceiling, no one ever abandons the idea of a family, and we soon discover that when chance fails, choice prevails.


Author: John Berger
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784781770
Category: Art
Page: 544
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A major new book from one of the world’s leading writers and art critics John Berger, one of the world’s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. In Portraits, Berger grounds the artists in their historical milieu in revolutionary ways, whether enlarging on the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves or Cy Twombly’s linguistic and pictorial play. In penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world’s most incisive critical voices.

No Man is an Island

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302532
Category: Religion
Page: 280
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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles

Author: Susanne Muehleisen,Bettina Migge
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027248947
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 293
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Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative practices, questions of politeness practices, constructions of personhood, or the notion of face have so far been neglected in linguistic research on Caribbean Creoles. Drawing on linguistic politeness theory and Goffman's concept of face, eleven mostly fieldwork-based innovative contributions critically examine a range of topics, such as ritual insults, strategic use of "bad language", kiss-teeth, the performance of homophobic threats, greetings, address forms, advice-giving, socialization and discourse, parent-child discourse, register choice and communicative repertoire in the Caribbean context.

The Man Who Lived by Night

Author: David Handler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259759
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
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Hoagy discovers a rock god’s deadly side is more than an act From the first time they played on the Ed Sullivan Show, Us was the hottest band on earth. For more than a decade, the group tore through the charts and indulged in an endless cycle of drugs, women, and violence, until two musicians died—the drummer by drugs, the guitarist by a crazed gunman. Once the band was finished, lead singer Tristam Scarr retreated to the English countryside, hiding from the world until the day he hires an American to ghostwrite his memoirs. Stewart Hoag arrives in London in the company of Lulu, his ever-hungry basset hound, to find the rock idol of his youth reduced to a wheezing, frail fortysomething. The first thing Starr tells him is that their drummer never overdosed—he was murdered. And as their interviews progress, Hoagy learns that working for a rock star is almost as dangerous as being one.

The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: David Handler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453259724
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Hoagy tries to save a client from the deadly world of high-stakes publishing in this Edgar Award–winning mystery Stewart Hoag knows how quickly fame can fade. The same critics who adored his first novel used his second for target practice, ending his literary career once and for all. To keep his basset hound fed, Hoagy ghostwrites memoirs for the rich, famous, and self-destructive. His newest subject reminds him all too much of himself. By the age of twenty, Cam Noyes is already being hailed as the next F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though he’s only published one book, Cam runs with the big boys: dating artists, trashing restaurants, and ending every night in a haze of tequila and cocaine. So glamorous is his lifestyle that he’s having trouble starting his second novel, forcing his agent to hire Hoagy to get the little genius working on a memoir instead. As Hoagy digs into the kid’s life story, he learns that New York publishing is even more cutthroat than he thought.