When Reuben Axtell, a college student and member of the Nez Perce tribe, hears a ghost story from his cousin Rains, he doesn't know what it could mean. Rains tells of a chilling encounter with a hysterical laughing man in the wilderness of Idaho. The Guardians, a secretive terrorist group led by a vengeful former marine and a half-mad bioweapons specialist, are planning an attack. The group has created a devastating weapon with a strange connection to the laughing man.
A fascinating account of Thomas Merton's conflicted relationship with his abbot, Dom James Fox--by an esteemed modern Merton scholar. In the 1950s and '60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century--including the mega-best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion, literature, and politics. During that period he also explored and wrote extensively on Buddhism, Sufism, art, and social action. The man to whom he owed obedience in the cloistered life was a much more traditional Catholic, his abbot, Dom James Fox. To say that these two men had a conflicted relationship would be an understatement, but the tension their differences in orientation brought actually led to creative results on both sides and to a kind of hard-won respect and love. Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia.
The Blind Girl's War started more than thirteen years ago, but no one can say exactly why....Tazakul is a broken land of contradictions, all but its latest history and culture are long lost: science and magic vie for what little concern its citizens have beyond the struggle to live. The two main provinces, Dikallah and Draka, are pushed to the edge of destruction by reckless Presidents who believe themselves omnipotent. The remainder of the world is forgotten, so few books remain -- a selective form of censorship enforced by both the government and extremists alike. People die simply because they live in a place their enemy wants to put to better use, in a war fought as often with swords as with automatic weapons and bombs. Dissidents are imprisoned and women believed to be witches are banished to Meglic Mountain. 'The Blind Girl's War' is a series of a dozen books related by the blood witch, Nadarra Sen. She is held captive by Haqqi Ibais, Dikallah's most-wanted terrorist with a taste for chemical weapons. Haqqi has chained Nadarra, forcing her to save a mysterious young girl, Tilla, accidentally poisoned by his chemicals. Nadarra has no idea what the child means to him, only that the man she loves, Zaid Ubaid, will be butchered by Haqqi if she doesn't save Tilla's life. To gain the time she needs for her remedies to work, she tells Tilla stories of people she's known and the horrors they've lived through and how they managed to survive...interweaving the tales with the history of the near-immortal Tazakul witches, their horrific treatment by humans, and the beginning of their vengeful return.... Her thoughts always return to Zaid.... His elderly father was taken by a death squad only weeks before...would he assume the same has happened with her or that she simply left him for someone else? 'Before the Sun Goes Down' is the first volume in Tazakul's final struggle to survive.
“When the sun goes down on my life, you’ll all come apart like ripped balloons.” When stingy self-made millionaire and widower Leon Farrell dies, he leaves behind a legacy of family dysfunction—and a missing will. It’s soon clear that his three grown children, Edgar, Gunther, and Shirley, don’t handle loss well—the possible loss of a fortune, that is. And when Edgar hires a private investigator to track down the will, it’s just the beginning of a search that will lead the siblings to re-visit their childhoods, uncover buried secrets, and ultimately learn for themselves what it means to be a family… Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster “Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it.” —Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues
Author: James Lear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Mitch arrives on the small Mediterranean island of Gozo, taking a holiday to escape from domestic and sexual trouble at home. He’s been invited by Bob Southern, a fellow doctor now working at the army garrison at Valetta, who wants to consult Mitch on ‘a delicate matter’. Bob is concerned by the apparent suicide of a young lance corporal, Ned Southern, who plunged to his death from Gozo’s cliffs. The authorities said he was being blackmailed, but Ned’s grief-stricken lover Alf insists that he was murdered. Suspecting an official cover-up of a queer scandal, Mitch gets to work on an investigation that leads him into a labyrinth of lies, false identities and secret sex. As another body is washed up on the rocks, a gallery of suspects begins to form. Claire Sutherland, the ageing stage star who knows all the gossip on the island; Henry Jessop, the beautiful youth who may not be as innocent as he looks; Joseph Vella, a ladies’ man with a deadly secret; Major Telford, whose ‘artistic’ photographs of the island men may tell a more sinister story… With tension, humour and plenty of Mitch Mitchell’s exuberant sexual encounters, The Sun Goes Down cranks up the Mediterranean heat!
Author: David Sandum
Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
David Sandum appeared to have it all: a beautiful young family and a promising career ahead as a business consultant. But his life started veering off course, and upon returning to his native Scandinavia, he fell into an inexplicable, deep depression. I'll Run Till the Sun Goes Down is a searingly honest account of David's struggle to overcome his crippling mental illness. After years of hopeless despair, bleak hospitalizations, and shattered dreams, he is finally saved by his art. The paintbrush becomes his lifeline. Richly illustrated with the work of the artists who have inspired him as well as samples of his own drawings and paintings, this memoir offers both a compelling read and a visual story of David's courageous battle with depression.
Author: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Nightshade Book
Release Date: 2000-12-15
his landmark volume marked the first U.S. publication of British horror phenomenon, Tim Lebbon. As the Sun Goes Down collected 90,000 words of his best work, including several original pieces, like "The Unfortunate," which went on to win a Bram Stoker award, and was included in several "Year's Best" anthologies. As the Sun Goes Down also features an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. This collection presents a tableau of stories each very distinct in content and form, yet inextricably linked in disturbing the reader and challenging their accepted values. Not one tale is wasted in Lebbon's determination to subvert our perceptions of love, life, nature, beauty and the innocence of childhood. His use of language and narrative form is unrelenting, each vying to create images from words that incessantly chip away at our confidence in the so-called 'truths' of existence. In addition to winning the British Fantasy award, and the Bram Stoker Award, Lebbon managed, with this collection, to completely disgust a reviewer at Publishers Weekly, who went out of his or her way to trash As The Sun Goes Down... "Unpleasant people doing disgusting things is a theme that bludgeons its way through this collection of 16 horror stories... If only the nightmares and unpleasantries created by this collection would ... fade ... away." Other critics have had nicer things to say about Tim Lebbon, and As the Sun Goes down: ..".the darker moments of life are central to Lebbon's work. Few writers can plumb the depths of these moments with his sensitivity and unflinching frankness." - SF Site "Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years." - SFX Magazine "Lebbon is the real thing. He's going to be Major - Steve Rasnic Tem .."A firm and confident style, with elements of early Clive Barker." - Phil Rickman, author of The Chalice "Lebbon never disappoints. His consistently first-rate stories crackle with invention and surprises galore." - Simon Clark, author of Nailed by the Heart and Darkness Demands Contents: * Introduction by Ramsey Campbell * The Empty Room * Life Within * The Butterfly * Endangered Species in C Minor * Dust * Fell Swoop * Recent Wounds * The Repulsion * Unto Us * The Last Good Times * King of the Dead * Recipe for Disaster * The Beach * Reconstructing Amy * The Unfortunate * Bomber's Moon
Author: Phillip Hayes Dean
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 1976
THE STORY: Set in a seedy hotel of a black neighborhood in a Midwestern city, the play introduces a series of finely drawn representative characters: a pimp who sends his girl out on the street to earn money for his drugs; the light-skinned dancer
A surprisingly delightful book on planning that final celebration of your life "The problem addressed in Betty Breuhaus's practical and amusing book is: If you don't plan your own funeral, someone else will...It's hard to write breezily about such a dark topic, but When the Sun Goes Down succeeds, marvelously." Alex Beam, Boston Globe columnist WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN Are you ready to define your own dignity and creatively plan the final celebration of your life? When the Sun Goes Down: A Serendipitous Guide to Planning Your Own Funeral Author Betty Breuhaus asks you to open your heart and mind to one of life's inescapable sure things as she offers an in-depth guide to planning a personalized funeral. In an inviting and engaging manner, she combines humor, anecdotes, and quotes throughout as she teaches you to take charge and devise a personal plan that will not only honor your memory, but also inspire all who attend your celebration to live a fuller and more meaningful life. "...a heartfelt and informative guide that covers the details of end-of life planning and is interspersed with wisdom, humor and zest." Paula K. Rauch M.D. Director, MGH Cancer Center Parenting Program Massachusetts General Hospital "No one is going to the grave with their music inside of them if Betty Breuhaus has her way...it is a must-read for everyone who is going to die." Bill Bates, President, Life Appreciation Seminars Visit: www.whenthesun.com "Be it a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or a full moon, gather those you love and celebrate with them." ...the author and friends at a Full Moon Party