This pocket-sized resource includes more than 450 proverbs from the Word of God arranged by topic and need.
The minute Mom leaves, Yvette asks, "Is it time yet, Dad?" Dad answers, "Not yet, Yvette." Then Yvette and her dad get busy beacause there's a lot to do before Mom comes home, like clean the house and bake a birthday cake.
Khan's stories are about ordinary people trying to cope with events that have thrown their daily lives out of sync. His protagonists rise above their circumstances by not giving up. Each of the twelve stories here helps us explore feelings and relationships that are quintessentially urban.
It is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants. Weightman is heartily resented by these locals, and he himself is increasingly unconvinced both of the wisdom of his appointment and of the integrity and motives of the company men who posted him there. He finds some solace, however, in his enigmatic neighbour, Mary Latimer. Caring for her mad sister, Mary is also an outsider, and a companionship develops between the two of them which offers them both some comfort and support in their mutual isolation. As winter closes steadily in and as the waters begin to rise in the Forge Valley, it becomes increasingly evident that the man-made deluge cannot be avoided; not by the locals desperate to save their homes, nor by the reluctant agent of their destruction, Weightman himself. In a masterful new novel, Edric captures powerful human emotions with grace and precision. The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this story of David and Goliath marks Edric's dramatic return to historical literary fiction.
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The year is 2375 and the world is finally emerging from strife and war to present a unified struggle for peace. Life has returned to normal and once again, technology's focus can move from war and bullets to peace...and pleasure. Sexuality has changed, disease and unwanted pregnancies now controlled. Riding close on the heels of this new sexuality are the B.O.B.s Battery Operated Boyfriends a cybernetic invention created to please and pleasure. Life-size, life-like, the most sensual, most creatively arousing sex toys ever to be created were programmed for sex and were the answer to every woman's or man's dreams. Into this new world of heightened sexuality, erotic romance has re-emerged. Written and led by free-spirited sensualist Elyiana Richards, it has taken the world by storm. But Elyiana, living a contented existence far from the perks of conventional society, never dreamed she would experience a B.O.B., never thought that her greatest fantasy to be touched, to be held by one certain man would ever come true, especially in the way it did. Neither did her nemesis, The MacDougal, leader of Cyber-Tronics, creator of the B.O.B. Full of repressed sexuality and smoldering sensuality, The MacDougal, a man who has closed off his emotions and his needs, now leads the most advanced sexual design ever envisioned by man. But when the man re-awakens, and the BOB sleeps once again, The MacDougal will remember what the BOB discovered that there is nothing more sensual, more sensuous or heated, than love and the arousal that builds from it.
This book focuses on fictional characters that chronicle life experiences that they've dealt with through poetry. Each person discusses an experience that has changed and impacted them in ways they never thought of. These people only have names, race or ethnicity is not discussed because the goal is to feel, understand and relate to their experiences as human beings. Too many times in today's society we base things off of social stigmas, race, ethnicity, social class when we are all human beings with daily struggles that no one will ever know. Life is a journey and a gift and we should cherish it with the time that we have. We also should be more open to discussing societal issues, having an open mind and respecting each other's opinions, thoughts and feelings no matter if they're good, bad or indifferent because at the end of the day, experiences shape who we are.