Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-03-27
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social breakdown, no one is safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, the young daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out from their ravaged gated community into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny ... and the birth of a new faith.
Author: Joan Williams
Publisher: LSU Press
Release Date: 1961
Tells the story of Jake Darby, an innocent forty-year-old mute living with his mother in a small Mississippi town, who must depend on the townspeople who think he's "not quite right in the head" when his mother dies
Quirky 74 year old Rowan Bjornsted, a professor of twentieth century history, writes her memoirs in 2340 with instructions they not be published before 2440. She knows they will and must be read for what they reveal of the shadowy, epoch creating Sirius star probe. Launched in 2151, this star probe completely redirected human history. The path of these memoirs to our own times is most unusual. They come to us from the planet of Sapphire and were sent from the year 3750.
Feel the Concerns of Your Day Fade Away with this Treasury of Blessings Start and end your day with an uplifting reminder of God's promises, love, and purpose for you. This beautiful collection of 192 blessings, presented with inspiring Scriptures and stunning photos, offers nourishment to your mind and soul each morning and evening. Each meditation takes only moments to read but is packed with biblical promise and perspective. Several years ago Susie began posting daily blessings on Facebook, and since then thousands have responded and forwarded the blessings to others. This collection of her most loved blessings will be a treasured gift for anyone seeking peace and encouragement.
Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.
Author: Alan Sillitoe
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Alan Sillitoe’s bestselling debut novel about debauchery, infidelity . . . and the morning after Arthur Seaton, a ladies’ man and factory-worker extraordinaire, has just downed seven gins and eleven pints at his local pub. Thoroughly smashed, he proceeds to tumble down an entire flight of stairs, pass out, and wake up again only to vomit on a middle-aged couple. Luckily Arthur’s lover, Brenda—a married woman with two kids—lets Arthur escape to her bed. Such are Saturdays in this bachelor’s life. When Arthur is not romancing Brenda, evading her husband, or drinking himself silly, he is turning up his nose at authority, disparaging the army, and trying to avoid paying too much income tax. Moreover, Arthur’s rapscallion ways soon lead him into the bed of Brenda’s younger sister—who is also married. But no matter how much fun there is to be had, every Saturday night has its Sunday morning, replete with hangovers and consequences: A local bigmouth starts gossiping about Arthur’s affairs, Brenda gets pregnant, the husbands find out what’s been going on, and Arthur suffers a terrible beating. Perhaps the time has come for this playboy to settle down and marry that third woman he has been seeing on the side . . . One of the first books to sell over a million copies in the UK when it was released in paperback, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning has since become a key literary reference of postwar British culture and society, as well as a classic British New Wave film. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Sillitoe including rare images from the author’s estate.
Be Blessed Tonight Feel the concerns of your day fade away through the reassuring promises of God. These blessings offer refreshment to your soul and a biblical perspective to your thoughts. Borne from Susie Larson's own bouts with nighttime worries, each blessing and related Scripture is a daily, soothing reminder of God's love and mercy. "May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace."
A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself? Like all of Octavia Butler’s best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature’s strongest voices.