Granny Rose and her old dog Henry get lost in a blizzard and share a cave with a sleepy bear.
Granny Rose and her old dog Henry get lost in a blizzard and share a cave with a sleepy bear.
Poetry. Bill Morgan's debut poetry collection, THE ART OF SALVAGE, finds value—sometimes even treasure and joy—in unpromising materials. Exploring themes including sexuality and the aging body, the beautiful and jarring intricacies to be found in unlikely corners of the natural world (especially the poet's Central Illinois home), and the vein of gold running amid the quotidian, Morgan attempts "to salvage poems from the detritus of the day." But this gold is not easily reclaimed. Salvage demands the poet's trained eye to earn wisdom from loss or recoup delight from a moment's mindfulness. Morgan's poems insist on an honest reckoning and prove what we salvage is never simple or automatic: it is a tireless endeavor of body, mind, and spirit leading to hard- won rewards. "This book of poems, born of a sensibility at once keenly precise and easeful, is breathtaking. And breath- making: Bill Morgan knows how to watch intently, how to burrow in and bear down, but he also knows how to listen, how to hold, how to care—for lover, creature, flower, and finally, for self. These poems are huge of heart. Love- swollen. Generous of mind and eye. They don't merely bear witness, share, or innovate; they teach. They teach us how to live. Deeply sensual, THE ART OF SALVAGE models, in line after masterful line, the kind of communion—with other beings, with the natural world, with memory—that makes life truly meaningful. THE ART OF SALVAGE—of rescue, of reclamation—is above all else an art of healing: intimacy at its truest. This is a profoundly courageous, vulnerable, and necessary book."—Kirstin Hotelling Zona, editor, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) "In his author note, Bill Morgan says that '[a]t night..., he hunches over a keyboard and tries to salvage poems from the detritus of the day.' Well, he's salvaged a book, refurbishing a pocket watch, restoring the prairie, and bringing his father back to life, all with the quiet, natural perfection of a damaged starfish growing a new limb. These are poems with gravitas and levitas, heavy with knowledge and pain yet willing and able to fly up, singing, an exaltation of skylarks. THE ART OF SALVAGE is a book full of 'intimate gravity,' and a tough one—as he says of his lady love, 'the genuine article.'"—Kathleen Kirk, poetry editor, Escape Into Life "'Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? / Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—' If in 'To Autumn' Keats did his part to convey some of that deep, otherworldly and humane music, then in THE ART OF SALVAGE Bill Morgan does his, as well. Morgan presents us with his own landscape of loss, arrived at through the vicissitudes of aging, but he, too, explores feelingly his circumstances, and so locates surprising, vital images and makes powerful, elegiac and celebratory, music. Bend close, reader, and, darkling, listen."—Michael Theune, author of Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns "From now on, when I'm asked what I want for my birthday, I'm going to say I want Bill Morgan's gifts. I want his ability to root the mystical in the mundane, to find just the right image, the telling detail to carry the metaphor. I want his vision, his ability to see the universal in the personal and to make us all see it and feel it. I want those skills and if I can't have them, at least I can read them again and again. And I will."—Michael Cain, editor, Seventh Dream Press "Bill Morgan's poems accompany us on a journey through the rich and mysterious territory of the aging process. These poems address wisdom and tenderness, a path that those of us fortunate to live a long life will all one day have to walk. This is poetry that enlightens, that deepens our awareness of what it means to be human, and most of all, nourishes the soul."—Judith Valente, correspondent, PBS-TV and WGLT Radio
Expect the unexpected with every turn of the page, a story told from the heart unlike any other. I defy any reader not to enjoy it as you experience for yourself ‘the battle between the ring and the mind’. Steve Taberner will take you on a journey like no other, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Bev Hornby Editor & Proof Reader The Wigan Hammer is an inspiring true life story of a developing young adult who is suddenly drawn into a kickboxing career from an unusual meeting with a local fight promoter. Not only does this present a chance to fulfil some of his childhood fantasies, but also an opportunity to overcome his boyhood fears. A tough environment that will test all that men fear ‘the power of the mind’ that plunges him into a world of fighting where he doesn’t really belong.
“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. Every author calls on, crystallizes, and shades his or her life experiences to craft fiction, whether they’re writing world-bending sci fi or a thinly veiled autobiography. It is precisely those most conflict-ridden moments of our lives—the tragedies, humiliations, and terrors—that shape the best stories. But how do we select and then write our most significant story—the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives; the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jess Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources—your own emotions and experiences. This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of best-selling novels, but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level. Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.
Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.
The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."-Clive Cussler Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found-$100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian gold, the ship had been sought by many, but never found. Through unyielding determination, extraordinary physical prowess, and keen intelligence, Keith Jessop risks all to reach his final destination, and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
Losing a limb will impact every aspect of a person's life. This book describes the emotional process that a person may experience in adjusting to limb loss. Based on the author's own story and professional experience, it also includes input from many other amputees. Dee Malchow is an amputation nurse specialist who underwent a below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident. Since then Dee has interacted with over 3000 amputees through her job, skiing, soccer, mission work in Sierra Leone, and prosthetic research. She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing at the University of Washington. Dee is married to Jim Malchow and lives north of Seattle, Washington. They have two grown married children who have provided them with eight delightful grandchildren. See more at http: //deemalchow.weebly.com "Dee Malchow, RN writes with wisdom, emotion and incredible insight. Her book, based on her own experience, and in providing care and support to thousands of others with limb loss, provides help and guidance to those with amputation. As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has worked closely with Dee over the years, I continue to learn from her about how individuals cope, heal, struggle, and succeed. She has certainly taught me more than anyone else about being 'Alive and Whole.'" Douglas G Smith, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington
What is a junkbox? A person who is just so all consumed by addiction and drugs that they do not care about what goes into their body. They don't shower, barely eat, and only sleep as a result of a high heroin dose. Herb Stepherson has been involved in the fight of his life for 14 years. Today, he celebrates life as an intervention coordinator!
Wreath Willis is finishing high school by day ... and living in a junkyard by night. Wreath is sixteen, alone after the death of her mother and on the run from a horrid man named Big Fun. As she sets off in search of a better life, Wreath makes a list in her trusty notebook: "Find a place to live. Buy cheap food. Finish high school." Then she adds: "Avoid notice"-because Wreath is pretty sure most people won't understand a teenager living alone. But it's hard to go unnoticed when life puts a cute boy named Law on her path and brings in Faye, her new boss who depends on Wreath's creativity to turn a dying business around. Living at the junkyard is lonely and scary-but Wreath refuses to give up on her dreams. And Big Fun can't find her. Can he? Should Wreath keep running? Or has she maybe, just maybe, found a true home after all? Author Judy Christie has kept a journal since she was age eleven and still has all of them. She lives in Louisiana and likes flea markets, libraries and porch swings. She loves to talk about books and can be found chatting at www.judychristie.com.
When the misbehavior of the two elephants aboard Noah's ark threatens the survival of the other animals, God tells Noah that the solution is to tickle the hyena.
Sarah Stanton and her companions need to form "The Society of Steam" in order to restore Tom the Automaton and defeat Lord Eschaton, who wants to cover the world in smoke and remake it into his own image.
Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities—what’s not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.
An adventure for the Saint based on the two-part episode "Collision course" from Return of the Saint.