Download Concrete Wings: One Man's Fifty Year Journey to Personal by Beverly Gandara PDF

By Beverly Gandara

A naïve teenager despatched out of Cuba to retrieve smuggled kin jewels at the eve of the Bay of Pigs invasion comes of age in ny urban on the peak of the sexual revolution and earns his political and monetary freedom. by means of a coincidence, he starts off to lose his liberty whilst his oppressive mom and dad arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society.

Take the adventure and notice why good fortune isn’t consistently measured via what one turns into, yet frequently by means of what one overcomes.

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Download American Poet: A Novel (Working Lives Series) by Jeff Vande Zande PDF

By Jeff Vande Zande

"This coming-of-age story facilities on a tender poet, who's ill-prepared for and pissed off via the fatherland he returns to, the place he fights together with his father and with himself. Set opposed to the backdrop of a damaged urban and a failed courting, the radical champions poetry and the underdog--whether it's our seemingly-incompetent narrator, a baseball staff, or a failing non-profit. With American Poet, Jeff Vande Zande has written a love poem for the town of Saginaw, and, by means of extension, a love poem for Flint, Gary, Cleveland, or any forgotten urban within the Rust Belt." --Gina Myers

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Download Poor Memory by Stan Dotson PDF

By Stan Dotson

The outdated fogeys say previous reminiscence is quair. a tender preacher boy unearths out that the eccentric previous girl is that and masses extra. learning who reminiscence fairly is turns into a key for resolving his personal situation of calling. symptoms of the moon, surprise remedies, and snakes all conspire to ensure the preacher will get the tale correct.

Praise for terrible Memory:

Dear Stan, the simplest i will say is that your e-book reads like Will Cambell’s—with its absurdities, its celebrations of the red-necks, and its publicity of geared up faith.
—G.McLeod Bryan, writer of "Voices within the Wilderness"

Dear Stan, We drove to Asheville to fulfill our second-born and that i took 5 manuscripts to answer, aspiring to skim every one. i started with yours and didn’t skim. learn each be aware. . .It is clearly anything Baptists should learn. now not many studying Southern Baptists left, besides the fact that. I doubt the hot York humans could have the slightest concept what you’re speaking approximately. . . in any case, it’s strong preaching and will be heard.
—Will Campbell, writer of "Brother to a Dragonfly"

Hi Stan, i believe your additions are very good, precisely what was once had to convey Chris alive and heighten our Preacher Boy’s internal clash. So—yes! ship these brokers a replica. . . solid luck!
—Lee Smith, writer of "Fair and delicate Ladies"

Dear Stan, I simply desired to tell you that I’ve been studying your novel. . . It’s very relaxing. Makes me ask yourself. . . why the South turns out to show out such a lot of writers in a kind of “ain’t--life--strange--cruel--funny” Flannery O’Connor/William Faulkner/etc. style. (That was once a compliment). besides, you’ve captured loads of fact, with a very good wit and a straightforward analyzing type, and I’m thankful you’ve shared it with me.
—Joyce Hollyday, writer of "Clothed With the Sun"

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Download Inanimate Heroes by Zack W. Van PDF

By Zack W. Van

Andrew is a timid highschool scholar in a small city named Tomliw. Like such a lot freshman, he has numerous issues to be on facet approximately. although, not like such a lot freshman, Andrew is actually one of many basically homosexual scholars in his highschool. His maximum worry is that he'll turn into a social pariah if a person reveals out his mystery. yet as soon as he's faced by way of an outdated bully from center institution, he comes head to head with each worry he is had given that sixth grade: being spotted in a foul manner. fortunately, he's not by myself. With the assistance from a number of academics, a ally, his mom, and a mysterious older boy who turns out to take a platonic curiosity in him, he starts off to realize self assurance in himself. yet is it sufficient to confront the bully and eventually settle for himself as he is?

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Download Bozuk by Linda Rogers PDF

By Linda Rogers

whilst Madeleine Turka seems to be in her replicate, what does she see? a lady who misplaced her father at an early age, a tender girl who supported a grieving alcoholic mom, and as a middle-aged sex/massage therapist for seniors, a person all alone. Then an unforeseen inheritance arrives, and he or she determines now could be the time to select up and realize herself via a quest that takes her again to the land of her mom and dad. The quiet, awkward Madeleine unearths herself amid a tumultuous mixture of pluralism, soul-searching issues of kin breakdown, own fragility, and human connection. And fortunately she isn't really alone... A secrets-sharing site has hooked up her with a cyber-friend who spoke back to her nameless plea "Find me." This is a story for our occasions, enveloping the reader in a fictionalized go back and forth memoir that blossoms with shiny language and imagery obtainable to all. The storyteller's relations have been refugees, and her studies following their assimilation into Canadian society mirrors a number of the own confrontations, sacrifices, and moments of discovery that underlie relatives dynamics with each one new wave of émigrés. 

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Download Country Ham by John Quincy MacPherson,Mikeal C. Parsons PDF

By John Quincy MacPherson,Mikeal C. Parsons

"Ham" MacPherson is a promising left-handed baseball pitcher at Wilkes important highschool whom the Atlanta Braves have informed can be chosen with the 3rd choose of the 1976 MLB draft, entire with a beneficiant signing bonus. inside of a twenty-four hour interval, despite the fact that, Ham's international is going topsy-turvy. His relationships along with his female friend, Nora, and ally, JC, are became the wrong way up and inside of out. A life-changing disaster transforms Ham and how he perspectives the area. injuries and deaths quickly persist with. How will Ham care for the entire tumult in his existence? the tale ends the place it all started, in a hearse.

"Country Ham is all it promises--sweet and salty, a nostalgic go back to the agricultural South of the Nineteen Seventies. however it is extra: wealthy humor, solid storytelling, and a touch of faith, good salted. Ham is a sagacious consultant to surviving a dysfunctional kin and life-changing tragedy."
--R. Alan Culpepper, Dean and Professor Emeritus, McAfee tuition of Theology, Mercer University

"As engrossing as To Kill a Mockingbird and as atmospheric as Of Mice and Men, this fantastically written novel recounts an attractive tale whose characters tackle a lifetime of their very own, whereas embedding themselves in ours."
--Bruce W. Longenecker, W.W. Melton Chair of faith, Baylor University

"In Country Ham, MacPherson and Parsons have penned a narrative of tragedy, and out of the rubble of unbearable loss shine love of relations, pleasure of acquaintances, fantastic thing about religion, and a goodness that follows us all of the days of our lives. superbly written, visible such a lot in actual fact during the blur of tears of loss and laughter!"
--Ronald B. Poythress, pastor, Triangle Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

"This novel is enjoyable and humorous, sober and sobering in all of the correct areas. The authors seize the wondrous/frustrating incongruity of Southern, particularly North Carolina, tradition, deep within the grass roots."
--Bill J. Leonard, Dunn Professor of Baptist reports and Church heritage, Wake wooded area University

"Country Ham is an fascinating portrayal of life's offerings with which we're all awarded, even in the course of these terrific teenage years once we are aware of it all yet nonetheless cannot get it right."
--Al Josephs, Senior Director, Compliance, guiding principle Healthcare 

"This special coming-of-age tale exposes, and expounds upon, the most major concerns dealing with Nineteen Seventies America--racism, faith, and sexuality--through the lens of America's favourite hobby. A heartfelt, hopeful, and tragically appealing story."  
--Lindsey M. Trozzo, Assistant Professor of latest testomony, Campbell University

John Quincy MacPherson is a trauma health care provider at Wake woodland institution of drugs. he's a graduate of UNC-CH and Emory. this is often his first book.

Mikeal C. Parsons is Professor and Macon Chair in faith at Baylor college, the place he has taught for over thirty years. He makes a speciality of New testomony stories and has released various articles and authored, co-authored, or co-edited over dozen books.

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Download Hidden Truths by Brenda Youngerman PDF

By Brenda Youngerman

A bolt of lightning shatters his goals and six-year-old Billy Foster reveals himself blamed for his mother's demise as his father rages in mourning. His existence irrevocably altered endlessly, Billy disappears into the night.

Billy’s guilt-ridden brother, Wayne, is left in the back of to accommodate the genuine Foster relatives demons. He floats via lifestyles as an invisible speck of airborne dirt and dust, hardly obvious by way of the folks he interacts with as he leaves his adolescence behind.

Gwen Nelson is an undesirable baby who by no means supplies up desire regardless of humans letting her down, time after time. all of the adults round her, together with her wasted mom, imagine in basic terms of what is top for them, by no means giving Gwen a moment notion, until eventually an angel comes alongside to aid her think in herself.

Her sister, Grace, is spared this lonely existence and grows up in a loving and being concerned home.

Follow the lives of those 4 children... waft via existence, ignored and unheard, desperately holding the secrets and techniques in their mom and dad, develop up in loving environments.

Their lives will converge in a single unforeseen moment…

About the Author:
Brenda Youngerman is the writer of the bestseller deepest Scars and Public Lies. She used to be born and raised in Southern California the place she nonetheless is living along with her 3 kids. Youngerman works by way of day and writes by means of evening. She's identified for protecting the very actual problems with damaged households, baby abuse, and estrangement. She is especially enthusiastic about masking social matters and starting dialogues.

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Download Runt and Mumble : A Tale of Love and War by Anton Apperley PDF

By Anton Apperley

In Runt and Mumble: A story of affection and conflict, rats and mice tackle human features. They turn out having an identical dilemmas, yet with a political undertone.

Runt’s mild demeanor and small stature make him a simple goal for abuse through different rats within the horde. Mumble, nonetheless, is an overgrown mouse whose slowness and massive girth make her the laughingstock of her colony. an opportunity assembly among the 2 outcasts creates an not going friendship, in addition to the opportunity for a brand new lifetime of their own.

Although rejected via their very own societies, Runt and Mumble’s dating sparks a battle among rats and mice as they struggle for final keep an eye on over nutrition and territory. With their lives at risk and their freedom slipping away, Runt and Mumble locate themselves in a worse scenario than after they first met, and it sounds as if not anything in need of a miracle might aid them now.

About the writer: First-time writer Anton Apperley is living in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Download The Kingdom Beyond the Sunset by Diane Larson PDF

By Diane Larson

Pre-teen outsiders, Priscilla and Alasdair, trip to the dominion past the sundown, a magical land the place the multi-colored population guard their Sacred gentle, whereas dwelling out their values of affection, braveness , fact, and knowledge. Priscilla and Alasdair were delivered to this land to benefit the right way to cease the darkish Forces from overshadowing their international.

When Prince Inky disappears with the Sacred mild, Priscilla and Alasdair commence an epic trip to discover him and produce him again. alongside the best way, they event grand adventures, terrifying ordeals, and interesting encounters with unforgettable characters. additionally they realize the facility in their personal hearts and learn the way their targeted presents may also help to carry mild again into their world.

Written for age 8 and above, this inspiring, non-violent story wll attract every age. more youthful little ones will get pleasure from hearing the tale. mom and dad and adults who wish to learn to young ones, and youths and adults who get pleasure from examining ageless tales for themselves, will take pleasure in the deeper truths and multiplicity of common topics interwoven throughout.

With subtlety and delicate humor, the dominion past THE sundown honors vintage and sacred tales and characters that the majority readers will realize and be mindful with pleasure.

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