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, humor and plenty of Mitch Mitchell’s exuberant sexual encounters, The Sun Goes Down cranks up the Mediterranean heat!
The Inner Hebridean island of Breágha has long been considered one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles but now its natural beauty has become of secondary importance to the people who live there.Is it just coincidence that the most devastating storm in the region's history completely cuts the island off from the rest of the world whilst masking the changes that are taking place there?The opening of a new shop, managed by the good and kind Francine Duval, brings much more than just a mysterious sign above its windows.Each evening, with the setting of the sun, the island becomes a very strange and sinister place.
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
“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: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2008-09-15
With the conversion of Constantine in 312, Christianity began a period of political and cultural dominance that it would enjoy until the twentieth century. Jacob Neusner contradicts the prevailing view that following Christianity's ascendancy, Judaism continued to evolve in isolation. He argues that because of the political need to defend its claims to religious authenticity, Judaism was forced to review itself in the context of a triumphant Christianity. The definition of issues long discussed in Judaism—the meaning of history, the coming of the Messiah, and the political identity of Israel—became of immediate and urgent concern to both parties. What emerged was a polemical dialogue between Christian and Jewish teachers that was unprecedented. In a close analysis of texts by the Christian theologians Eusebius, Aphrahat, and Chrysostom on one hand, and of the central Jewish works the Talmud of the Land of Israel, the Genesis Rabbah, and the Leviticus Rabbah on the other, Neusner finds that both religious groups turned to the same corpus of Hebrew scripture to examine the same fundamental issues. Eusebius and Genesis Rabbah both address the issue of history, Chrysostom and the Talmud the issue of the Messiah, and Aphrahat and Leviticus Rabbah the issue of Israel. As Neusner demonstrates, the conclusions drawn shaped the dialogue between the two religions for the rest of their shared history in the West.
Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Big Book of Animal Devotions teaches children about the wonders of God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson straight from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom.
Author: William Gay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2003-09-23
A collection of stories by the author of Provinces of Night features such characters as a paperhanger who may have killed a foreign customer's child, a man who witnesses a manhunt behind his home, and a woman who mentally cheats on her husband. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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
The Guard has to repair the damages left behind from the Demon Hunters that were under Scott Benson’s control. While they are rebuilding Scott takes more human victims. The family is back from saving James and Suzanne from the Renegade. The separation cost them the life of one of their own. A loss that is hard to recover from. They must stay together, they’re stronger together. Then why are they separating? Why are the Renegade so interested in the River Ghosts? What are the River Ghosts, and why hasn’t anyone heard of them before? Why is the Renegade taking so many humans? Where are the four with powers? Why have they separated from the rest of their army? There are so many questions. As an Elder you should know all the answers. What do you do if you haven’t got the answers? Who do you turn to, where do you go? The biggest question of all, how can you fi nd the answers without losing your life, or the lives of your family, when there is an enemy within the Guard? An enemy who doesn’t care what he has to do to achieve his goals.
Powerful, effective prayer for your husband is easier than you think. “I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband.” —Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Yet sometimes, even when poised with the best of intentions, you may find the task overwhelming. You wonder: What should I pray? How should I pray? What prayers does he need right now? In Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, Sharon Jaynes maps out sixteen landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical, and life-changing. The 30-day prayer guide provides Scriptures for each day along with corresponding prayers to target the crucial areas of every man’s life. You’ll be equipped and empowered to establish the habit of purposeful prayer in just a few dedicated minutes each day. Perfect for group use or individual reflection, this book maps out a memorable and reproducible pattern of prayer to strengthen your marriage, deepen your personal prayer life, and cover your husband from head to toe—in ways that will lift not only his spirit, but yours as well.
Author: Sean Michael Flynn
Release Date: 2010-07-20
"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.
Phil discovers that Kate, the voice in his Garmin GPS, is a lot more than a disembodied voice. She's in trouble, and she needs his help!When a couple arrives from cold Rhode Island to their rented condo in Florida, all they can think about is warm temperatures and sunshine. But then the husband walks into a moral dilemma that almost ruins his week in the sun.Betsy decides to memorialize her deceased parents....in a most unusual way.Young, innocent Cheryl shocks her mother by opening the conversation at the family's Sunday dinner with "I almost got involved in a bar fight yesterday."Larry Hawkins is a widower, MIT physics professor, and believer in time travel who is anxious to test his inventions and fulfill every old man's fantasy.Roberto Villarreal has no idea a life-changing adventure is about to begin when he picks up a stranger and his granddaughter at a rest stop in Mexico.Mark Tuttle and Sandy Roberts wonder if you can love all your children equally and yet love one more than the others. In the process they discover that Love is infinite.Kiss Me, Kate and Other Stories is a collection of short tales set in a variety of locations and illustrating the depth of the human spirit, the importance of laughter, and the miracle of love.
To the authorities: You won't need to investigate any further. I apologize for the mess left behind. I am sure it will be an awful scene, but it had to happen. Losing her husband in a tragic storm changes Suzanne. Seen from her point of view, she focuses on her faith which is her key for endurance. When she chose to find hapiness again in another marraige, it is more different that she ever thought it could be. Sometimes a perfect life isn't always perfect at all. Each of us has our own rules for happiness, but should we? Perfection is not found in our professions or our social entertaining, it is sharing life with our spouse and loving our children.