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Roman
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641119375
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
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Ein Unglück kommt selten allein: Ausgerechnet ihre beste Freundin spannt Gemma den Lover aus. Und kurz darauf wird ihre Mutter sitzen gelassen und braucht fortan Rundumbetreuung. Gemma kauft sich eine Packung Kleenex, fünf Paar Schuhe und setzt sich an den Computer, um sich das Unglück von der Seele zu schreiben. Ihre Freundin Susan ist von den witzigen Texten so begeistert, dass sie diese heimlich einer Literaturagentin schickt. Und schon sehr bald hat Gemma anderes im Sinn als ihre verlorene Liebe.

The Other Side of the Jackie Robinson Story


Author: Ed Stevens
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607991128
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 165
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'How did you let a black man take your job?' This is the question I've been asked more times than I care to admit. And despite its inherent prejudice, its misunderstanding of history, its naivet, I'm compelled to respond. My name is Ed Stevens. In baseball circles I was known as Big Ed Stevens, and I played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945, '46, and '47. I was the first man to be replaced by a black player in the history of Major League Baseball. This is a story about the Brooklyn Dodgers, and a secret I have kept for over fifty years. 'Ed Stevens was a good teammate and an even better friend. You will find his story very interesting. Ed found himself in a spot, and I think you will enjoy reading his account of what happened and his role in this historic transformation of baseball.' Tom Lasorda Special Advisor to the Chairman Los Angeles Dodgers Ed Stevens played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1945-1947. After that fateful '47 season, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played from 1948-1950. After finishing out his career in Toronto, he served as a major league scout for twenty-nine years. Ed was later elected to the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame, the International League Hall of Fame, and the Baton Rouge Louisiana Kids Clinic Hall of Fame, where he served for forty years as a baseball instructor along with Mel Ott, Dizzy Dean, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Mickey Mantle.

The Other Side of a Midnight Dream


Author: Sylvia Martinez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 153
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I want to take my readers in to the world of Past Life Regression, and help them understand that there is another life that we indeed do live. Some of us remember, some of us believe we are just dreaming, when in fact we are having flashbacks of our previous life. My story is true, and given in much detail to help one comprehend all the emotions felt during my past life, and how it revealed itself in to my present day life. The journey is a long, enlightening, and sometimes painful, but bittersweet.

The Other Side of Silence

The classic spy thriller, inspired by actual events
Author: Ted Allbeury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444782444
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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After years behind the Iron Curtain, Britain's most notorious traitor wants to return to the homeland he betrayed as part of the Cambridge Five spy ring. John Powell is assigned the task of finding out why. Is it an old man's whim, or a carefully planned KGB operation? To find out Powell must journey into the labyrinth of a man's legendary past, sifting through every rumour, every plot, every shadowy alliance, until the journey leads him into the most dangerous recess of them all, the heart and mind and motivation of the man himself - Kim Philby. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE is a classic espionage thriller from one of the true masters of the genre.

The Far Side of the Sun


Author: Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405521287
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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With beautiful blue skies, sandy beaches and glorious sunshine, the Bahamas is a slice of heaven. But in 1943, the world is at war and even paradise isn't safe . . . Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart . . .

The Least of Them: The Story of The House of Mercy


Author: Ethel M. Harris Russaw
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781477276297
Category: Religion
Page: 104
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The Least of Them is an inspi-documentary account of how a dedicated and beleiving black woman organized and managed a shelter for homeless and hungry people. Accounts of “near miracle” events in the maintenance of the shelter can be an inspiration to those who dream to serve in spite of odds.

The Other Side of Suicide


Author: Robert Colacurcio
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503532224
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
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I write this book in a social milieu where telecommunications can make a very private act globally public in a moment. A question I don’t consider is whether and to what extent the publicity attendant on a potential suicide inclines one toward or against the follow through. I suspect that it figures in, but what it amounts to in the end differs widely in each case. What I do have in mind is a rather full discussion and consideration of a host of questions I don’t hear being asked in the discussion of suicide today. In fact, I find the comments from most media talking heads to be either sincerely trite or politely banal. But then, one shouldn’t expect an in depth exploration of any side of the suicide question from the popular media. Where one should expect a more thorough investigation, however, is from the spokespeople representing our culture’s philosophical and theological traditions. What I hear most often has been said before, often in a context where the authoritative spokesmen for the Church issue blanket condemnations backed up by the written codes of civil law, canon law, moral law or natural law. Authorization for this outright condemnation of suicide, ipso facto, has always been backed up by law of some kind and its interpretation to the people in the pew or the public at large.

The Other Side of the Stars


Author: Clemency Burton-Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755376102
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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An unforgettable story of a young woman striving to find herself amidst the glitz and glamour of the film world. Actress Lara Latner is enjoying a golden summer - her new play is the toast of London's West End, and she and her boyfriend Alex are setting up their first home together. But when her agent calls with an extraordinary opportunity - her potential break into Hollywood - she is plunged into turmoil. For the part, the lead in an American remake of a classic French film, is the role that made her mother, tragic actress Eve Lacloche, a legend. Lara does not know what to do. How can she bear to leave Alex, and their precious home for the months of the shoot? How can she ever hope to measure up to Eve's luminous performance? But perhaps it is only by stepping into her mother's shadow that Lara can hope to truly understand her, and to lay the past to rest.

SHADOWLAND: The Story of Raven


Author: Robert S. Severin
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460217829
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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The journey between puberty and that of becoming a woman is not an easy one. And Raven is finding out that the path she has chosen is filled with unimaginable hardship. Frustrated with her family and filled with the guilt of those she has hurt, Raven runs away from home. Finding herself alone and lost in the wilderness, she must now confront her fears and the elements. Guided by the Creator, Raven is led to a hidden valley. There, she will regain her faith and find the hidden skills she will need to survive in Shadowland. The passing of time is but a small part of the journey we all must face. Our lives are dictated by the pathes we take, and subsequently, we must endure the consequences of those choices. These things still hold true today, as much so as they did when God first created man.

The House of Yahweh My Side of the Story


Author: Kay Hawkins
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477217045
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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Many years have elapsed since I was excommunicated from The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas. In the interim, this religious organization has come to be known as the largest doomsday cult in America. How did The House of Yahweh, Abilene, get this sordid reputation? As you read, you will come to understand. Buffalo Bill Hawkins, now known as Yisrayl B. Hawkins, the Elder and Overseer of this organization, declared to me, “I am The House of Yahweh.” He also declares, “I am without sin.” The scriptures in the editions of the bible that he now publishes have been rewritten, cleverly twisted to fit his own personal doctrines. The scriptures plainly show that you will “know him” by his fruit, in other words, by what he has produced. I am sharing these “fruits” with you. How did this organization begin? Why do people who seem rational, who seem to have a sound mind, get wrapped up in something that Yisrayl Hawkins has caused The House of Yahweh to become? Why do these people change their last names to “Hawkins?” Why do they pierce their ear to a door of The House of Yahweh building in order to go into servitude to a mere man? Why do the men secretly practice polygamy? How would a person stay in a religion like this? Why did I stay as long as I did? Why did I leave? I am writing my personal account to tell you my side of these events. I was there at the beginning when The House of Yahweh was actually a wonderful place to be. I was also there when things slowly began to change for the worse, like a frog placed in a cool pot of water which the fire slowly brings to a boil.

Children of the Covenant

A Novel About the Colonial American Jews
Author: Jane Frances Amler
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475932421
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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As a young boy in seventeenth-century Portugal, Juan Pereira lived a Christian life with his mother and father, but he often wondered why he was not a choir boy like most of his friends. One fateful night, he discovers the truth: he is of Jewish descent, and his real name is not Juan but Benjamin. That same night, the secret hiding place of the Jews is discovered by the Inquisition, and Benjamin loses his mother and father to martyrdom. Forced to flee Portugal, Benjamin finds solace in the guidance of Senor Rodriguez, his parents’ trusted friend. They search for a safe place for Jews to live, far from the raging fires of persecution. It is in the midst of this search that Benjamin encounters Rachel da Sousa, and they fall in love. Forced to leave Europe to freely live as Jews, the couple takes to the high seas and heads for the New World. The high seas are dangerous, and the new world isn’t much safer. With the help of Samuel, an African slave in search of his lost brother, and Adario, a Huron Native American, Benjamin and Rachel find hope in a free future, but nothing goes as planned. Soon separated, the lovers must find a way to reunite and finally discover a place to call home.

The Story of Jesus

An Intuitive Anthology
Author: William H. Kautz
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466918098
Category: Religion
Page: 312
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THE STORY OF JESUS: AN INTUITIVE ANTHOLOGY Many contemporary Christians suspect that there is more to Jesus and his enduring message than the little that has survived in historical writings and the legendary Christian tradition. This book offers a narrative account of Jesus' life from the perspective of twenty contemporary writers who have developed their natural intuitive abilities to an unusually high level. They are therefore able to bring forth new and detailed information not ordinarily accessible by historical or literary means. Some of them had demonstrated their unusual skill by probing deeply into the personal lives and minds of historical individuals other than Jesus, while some had provided important and detailed technical information which was then verified scientifically. They apply their intuitive skills here to uncover fresh information about the man Jesus, his contemporaries and his extensive teachings which never found their way into the New Testament Gospels and related historical documents. These new findings offer a much richer view of the man himself than that available from traditional Christian sources. They also provide illuminating insights and a deep spiritual understanding of Jesus' original and hidden teachings. The Story of Jesus is essential reading for all inquirers and seekers into these hidden and previously lost portions of Christian spiritual history.

Theatre of the Real


Author: C. Martin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137295724
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 198
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This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.

Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction


Author: A. Bennett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137022698
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .

My Side of the Story

An Iowan Relates His World War II Experiences
Author: G. Warren Collier,Judy Collier Johnson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469700123
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 112
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My Side of the Story shares a narrative of G. Warren Collier's World War II experiences in the western European theater, as told to his daughter, Judy Collier Johnson. He shares the intimate detail of what it was like to be in the army during World War II through a series of letters and recollections. Collier, a young man from a simple Iowa farm, found himself in an army plagued by rules and regulations. After advanced training at Camp Roberts, California, in the desert, he received his marching orders and was sent first to England and then to Omaha Beach. As a private serving the company commander as his driver, he was privy to the ways the army operated, which were frequently unorganized at best. Many times, Collier and his commander took a command car on dangerous scouting expeditions. At the same time he was driving for the commander, he was also serving as the company clerk since he was the only man in his company who could type. Th rough his work, he became acquainted with ordinary soldiers and spent as much time with them as possible. My Side of the Story paints a picture of lives of everyday soldiers during World War II and the joys and heartaches they shared.

Poetic Heroes

The Literary Commemorations of Warriors and Warrior Culture in the Early Biblical World
Author: Mark S. Smith
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867928
Category: History
Page: 660
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Warfare exerts a magnetic power, even a terrible attraction, in its emphasis on glory, honor, and duty. In order to face the terror of war, it is necessary to face how our biblical traditions have made it attractive -- even alluring. In this book Mark Smith undertakes an extensive exploration of "poetic heroes" across a number of ancient cultures in order to understand the attitudes of those cultures toward war and warriors. Smith examines the Iliad and the Gilgamesh; Ugaritic poems commemorating Baal, Aqhat, and the Rephaim; and early biblical poetry, including the battle hymn of Judges 5 and the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1. Smith's Poetic Heroes analyzes the importance of heroic poetry in early Israel and its disappearance after the time of David, building on several strands of scholarship in archaeological research, poetic analysis, and cultural reconstruction.

Beyond the Postcolonial

World Englishes Literature
Author: E. Dawson Varughese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113726523X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English.