The Old Man in the Attic

The Old Man in the Attic Author John Albertone
ISBN-10 9781635689464
Year 2017-06-07
Pages 62
Language en
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
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Who can answer the age-old question “Why am I here?” Sebastian, the Old Man, encounters his answers on his daily strolls. They come not through long essays or deep philosophical musings but through encounters with his friends—a young fatherless boy named Miguel, a Russian immigrant called Alexi, and Vivian, a retired nurse. He has finished his book, an ardent writing task, believing that one’s essence unfolds like a novel with chapters penned by life’s trials and joys. His response to the trials and joys offers a glimpse into his soul. Vivian and Sebastian visit the town library, where he places his book on a shelf as if letting it go for one last time. For whom? Then Vivian walks him home and they bid good night. The next day fearing a shocking surprise, she brings the doctor. Together they find a present marked for Miguel at the foot of the Old Man’s bed. They both see the nearly empty pill bottle, but Vivian suspects the worst.

Flowers In The Attic

Flowers In The Attic Author V.C. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781451636949
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Now a major Lifetime movie event—the classic story of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger family saga. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.

Memoirs of a Command Sergeant Major and Other Short Stories

Memoirs of a Command Sergeant Major and Other Short Stories Author Mary Ann Laser
ISBN-10 9781410796790
Year 2003
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Twelve-year-old Aaron Pierson has the ability to create illusions...visions that others can see. His artist mother is afraid he'll be labeled a freak if people learn about his strange power. So all his life she's stressed the need for him to control the illusions. And Aaron has... Until his mother dies. Confronted with the return of his alcoholic father after a mysterious nine-year absence, and increased harassment from Davie Potvin, a bully who blames Aaron for the accident that left him lame, Aaron begins to feel lost and out of control. Then one day he wanders to his mother's studio in the attic and stumbles upon an unfinished portrait of a woman...a painting he begins to believe holds his mother's life force. Desperately missing her, he convinces himself that, through the portrait, he can bring her back. The question is, what happens if he does...? __________________________________________________________ What people are saying about The Painting in the Attic, award winner in the 9th Annual Writer's Digest Contest for Self-published Books.... "...Beautiful!" ­Writer's Digest "...Plummer has a real talent for creating edgy, nuanced relationships... [the] ending delivers a genuine but pleasurable shock.... [The Painting in the Attic] is a book that raises the bar for the whole world of juvenile e-books." ­The McQuark Review "M. Rachel Plummer can certainly spin a spellbinding story, with much atmosphere and description...Very highly recommended." ­Word Wraps Reviews "Touching, brave and wise." ­Diane Bonavist, author of "Matter and Light" "A powerful story!

The Strat in the Attic 2

The Strat in the Attic 2 Author Deke Dickerson
ISBN-10 9780760346877
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
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More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them. Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including: A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years! A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer! An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song! Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis! Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE." Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without! "Deke Dickerson's love for guitars and his genius for finding some of the rarest birds in the musical aviary is matched by his not-inconsiderable writing chops. The man knows how to tell a great story." --Jonathan Kellerman

Tell Them Katy Did and Other Short Stories

Tell Them Katy Did and Other Short Stories Author Victor J. Banis
ISBN-10 9781611876970
Year 2014-06-26
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Untreed Reads
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Publisher's Weekly has said that Victor J. Banis has "the master's touch in storytelling," and nowhere is this more true than in this collection. From horror to literary fiction, from contemporary characters to older settings, Banis continues to show why he is widely heralded for his talent and style. Compiled here for the first time in one volume are Banis' Untreed Reads short story releases. These include: Tell Them Katy Did The Kiss of Death Midnight Special Changing Views Neighbors Illusions Clouds The Princess of the Andes

CHARLES DICKENS The Complete Short Stories 190 Christmas Tales Social Sketches Tales for Children Other Stories Illustrated

CHARLES DICKENS     The Complete Short Stories  190  Christmas Tales  Social Sketches  Tales for Children   Other Stories  Illustrated Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-10 9788026873143
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 4952
Language en
Publisher e-artnow
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This carefully crafted ebook: “CHARLES DICKENS – The Complete Short Stories: 190+ Christmas Tales, Social Sketches, Tales for Children & Other Stories (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

1 Dead in Attic

1 Dead in Attic Author Chris Rose
ISBN-10 9781439126240
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way that only he could find in a devastated wasteland. They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators. Dead in Attic freeze-frames New Orleans, caught between an old era and a new, during its most desperate time, as it struggles out of the floodwaters and wills itself back to life.

50 Bible Inspired Short Stories Vol 1

50 Bible Inspired Short Stories Vol  1 Author Tanisha Cook
ISBN-10 9781105293948
Year 2012-03
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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A Book of 50 Bible Based short stories with fictional characters that will encourage your soul. The short stories come in 6 categories: Family & Friends Walk, Youth Walk, Pastors & Ministers Situations, Urban Life, New Testament Society and Slavery Days. Jesus is real and the characters know this.

Talking with Robert Penn Warren

Talking with Robert Penn Warren Author Floyd C. Watkins
ISBN-10 0820312207
Year 1990
Pages 419
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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Collects a wide variety of interviews given by the author over the years, including television appearances and conversations with other writers

Skellig

Skellig Author David Almond
ISBN-10 9781444910636
Year 2013-09-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.