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In this thought provoking follow up to Slone's first allegorical masterpiece, The Great Mystery, we are once again reminded to slow down, and be inspired by Life. As part of an ongoing effort to shift our focus to a more interdependent reality, Slone uses this story to remind us of the world's most powerful, and universal law: "The Golden Rule." Through both tragedy and triumph, this creative experience invites the reader to reflect on the path of his or her own life, and consider the unseen ripple effects of our seemingly mundane choices. Together in Paradise remains packed with the same adventure, intrigue, emotion, and wisdom that we have come to expect from this imaginative storyteller. So, is Heaven really some vaguely understood, and distant spiritual realm... or are we there already, on a global quest for the rediscovery of this perfect, and ancient truth? Read Slone's books for yourself, and decide. As a social worker, the author will use proceeds of this book to promote social justice in the world.
Living in paradise… It was a dream. A dream each of the men in Mark Richfield’s orbit, wanted. As Alex and Stan suffer through filming the on-location scenes in Manhattan’s Diamond District, Steve Miller, Mark’s ex-husband and business partner, plans on reigniting their passion, in Paris. Tadzio Andresen, the hot Swedish runway model continues to feel left behind, but ends up staying with Chief of Police Billy Sharpe when Alexander leaves for New York. Jack Larsen and his husband Adam Lewis, sadly, receive more bad news from Florida. Mark Antonious Richfield continues to battle to get his life back; A life that the impetuous former cop had stolen from Mark that day he had swept Mark off the wedding altar, away from Sharon Tice. That fateful day, when Mark sacrificed everything for Steve, had come back to haunt him. But he will get it back. Oh, yes. He will. Come along on a journey as the men from LA continue to make the best of it, and find their way to Paradise.
Silk dresses, sparkling jewellery and finest textiles: the glamour of the 19th century French department store can make anyone's head spin. When the 20-year-old Denise Baudu comes to Paris to work at "The Ladies' Paradise", little does she know of the corrupted values that lie beneath the layer of shining showcases. The eleventh novel in Émile Zola's "Rougon-Macquart" cycle captures the spirit of the budding capitalism in Europe. Discover the changes in consumer culture, the bourgeois family and the construction of the modern city through the eyes of the main characters in this capturing narration. Émile Zola (1840 – 1902) was awas an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales "The fiddle and the bow," "The paradise of fools," "Visions and dreams"" by Robt. L. Taylor. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Ivy Carle was raised in The Truth, groomed to become the ideal Witness and avoid all that is worldly in order to enter Jehovah’s paradise when it comes. She has a model Witness family right out of a Watchtower magazine, her father being an elder in their congregation and her mother the perfect wife. Ivy’s future is laid out for her, and all she needs to do is obey the will of Jehovah, endure persecution and loneliness like all good Witnesses, and turn a blind eye to the lie that is staring her in the face, the lie that is her ticket to paradise. But she commits a crime; she bears a mixed-race love child and is shunned by the people she thought would stand up for her no matter what. Fearing for her own daughter’s salvation, Ivy faces a raging battle within that will ultimately open her eyes to the so-called Truth that she was made to believe all her life.
The quiet moments of global terrorism are over. They were silently on the move and highly motivated against the USA, first and foremost. To the radical extremist fascists international terrorists network, the USA was the easiest to infiltrate amongst the worlds super powers. Their ultimate target was the entertainment capital of the world, the city of sin and pleasure for the western free world. Assisted by human traffickers and smugglers, this time, thei suicidal martyr is a Woman of Mass Destruction (WMD). Westernized and American educated, desired by almost every man, a woman well adorned as well as scorned, the self appointed terrorist, the self declared jihadist, the self-anointed martyr is now ready to make her move. It all began in an island archipelago in the Pacific, where three young men who started out as childhood friends were separated by fate. One became the most wanted notorious non Christian rebel leader in that region, another became a hardened military combat zone officer and the third became an American. Noor was a casualty turned weapon against the Infidels. Her mission before she perishes was to inflict as much damage and pain to portions of the society that caused her miseries. To make their statement that the war against terrorism is not over, and will not be over, and will not be won by the Infidels. Noor was the networks ultimate weapon against the USA as the start of reviving the plan to totally disabling the US Mainland was initiated. She has been very well prepared for a self declared war compounded by ideological pressures from her own kind covering under the protection of religion. Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)
Deva Rainsong never expected to find a soul mate. Now she has two and is on the run from Fate, the divine entity terrorizing the bloodline Deva has sworn to protect. Yet the young chimera and her five lovers still have no idea what Fate wants, or why she is so important to it. The only thing that’s certain is she needs a complete soul in order to have a chance at standing up to Fate, but for that to happen, she needs her human lover on board. Bodhi Dylan is still adjusting to the unusual, yet intriguing customs of the higher races. He’s fallen head over heels for the beautiful, dark-skinned chimera, but doubts he can measure up to the prowess of his higher races counterparts. Besides, he can't quite wrap his head around how the whole “harem” thing works, because if he agrees to Deva's proposition, that's exactly what he'll be a part of. But when he learns his participation is the key to her happiness, he'll have to make a choice: Agree and risk losing his very will, or deny her and always wonder what could have been.
How can you appreciate John Milton’s Paradise Lost when you have no idea what it’s saying?! If you’ve ever sat down with the epic poem and found yourself scratching your head then this bundled book is just for you! Inside you will find a comprehensive study guide, and a modern retelling (along with the original text) of Paradise Lost. Each section of this book may also be purchased individually.
This new guide leads readers through the complexities of the text with detailed commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frameworks and contexts.
Life for Dr. Owen Breese-Jones—ex-British army officer, turned philosophy professor—seems tranquil enough. That is, until the day a painting is stolen from the prestigious Queen’s University in the north east of England. Breese-Jones is soon embroiled in theft, murder and mystery as, with local crime reporter Sineade Callaghan, he tries to uncover the truth of the missing painting. Set against the tangled life of the university, the story contains strong characterization—from the implacable Harold ‘Birty’ Birtles, university head porter, to Professor Jake Jackson—“Hell, I’m the only liberal from Texas,” and dour Geordy Detective Sergeant John Fisher; from the imperturbable third-wave feminist Dr. Julia Baxter, to Hashemi Motallebi, Iranian grad-student, pursuing the American dream, and Father Brian Flannery, Irish priest turned hermit and Breese-Jones’s friend and confidente.
Robert Carver, journalist and author of the acclaimed ‘Among the Mountains’, searches for high adventure and intense experiences as he follows the trail of a family mystery .
Casting a fresh perspective on the greatest long poem inEnglish, David Hopkins guides the reader through the inspiringpoetic landscape of Milton’s great epic Paradise Lost,a work of literature which has compelled and fascinated readersdown the ages and which offers enduring insight into the humancondition A welcome aesthetic focus on the poetic experience of readingParadise Lost rather than its religious or politicalcontext Provides a nuanced, unified vision of the poem from acelebrated authority on English poetry of the period Includes consideration of the poem's earlier champions andcritics Passionately advocates Paradise Lost's continuingartistic and philosophical relevance
In the wilds of Paraguay live blue-eyed South Americans with surnames like Smith and McCreen. This is the intriguing story of their ancestors, an idealistic Australian journalist called William Lane, and a colony called New Australia. In 1893, Australian journalist William Lane dreamed of creating a utopia where his socialist ideals could flourish, far away from his home in Queensland. He enlisted 238 followers and convinced them to sail across the Pacific with him to Paraguay, where he intended to create a paradise where brotherhood would be the order of the day and where hard work would reap its own rewards. And then reality set in. Expecting green and fertile fields, the New Australians found instead a dustbowl; expecting wine, women and song, they realised that their leader wanted them to remain abstemious and monogamous. this was not paradise but a kind of hell and Lane woudl face open rebellion from his followers. In 2010, Australian travel writer Ben Stubbs made his own trek to the wilds of central Paraguay to discover the remnants of New Australia and to search out the stories of those who stayed behind. He discovers a series of utopian colonies, including New Japan and New Germany, and their inhabitants, who lead strange double lives, caught between the countries they think of as home and the one they live in every day. Funny, unexpected and fascinating, this is an adventure travel story with a difference.
This Book is a compilation of poetry that I have written from the time I was fourteen. This book is not for young people. It touches on some dark subjects.
A funny-but-touching tale about everything that can go wrong...and what makes it all right! Tess Nelson is poised to take a well-deserved step up the corporate ladder when it's yanked out from under her. With no job and nothing to fill her days--just a nonrefundable ticket for a trip to Hawaii--Tess decides a tropical vacation is just what she needs. But Tess's journey to paradise is a disaster from the beginning. A sprained ankle at the airport is just the beginning. Then there's the lost contact lens and the lost luggage, the lightning storm at a luau, and the hotel fire. Not to mention the approaching hurricane. And the attractive, annoying young man who keeps crossing her path--and really shaking her up. All Tess wants to do is get her life back under control. But God, it seems, has something else in mind--like opening her heart to everything her life could be.
As hard as she's tried, Diane Maxwell has never forgotten the kiss she and Hale Cameron shared when she was a high school sophomore. Now a respected cardiologist, Diane is also a woman experienced in the highs and lows of love. She isn't ready to entrust her future to another man…. So when she accepts an invitation to vacation in the Virgin Islands, she doesn't expect Hale—now a sexy, sought-after bachelor—to complete the romantic setting. Diane isn't at all the pampered, impetuous young girl Hale once held in his arms. She's matured into a sensual, independent woman who reignites their desire one stormy night. Unable to resist the push-pull of passion, they give in to their feelings, embarking on a steamy affair under a searing tropical sun. But to get the wary heart doctor to risk her own heart will take Hale's most seductive powers of persuasion….
Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.