The Craft of Fiction and the Writing Life
Author: Charles Baxter,Peter Turchi
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Fiction writers share the secrets of their craft in essays geared for the serious writer
On Writing Fiction
Author: Robert Boswell
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Category: Literary Collections
A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta) Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than twenty years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as Leo Tolstoy, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Munro illustrate this engaging discussion of what makes great writing. At the same time, Boswell moves readers beyond the classroom, candidly sharing the experiences that have shaped his own writing life. A chance encounter in a hotel bar leads to a fascinating glimpse into his imaginative process. And through the story of a boyhood adventure, Boswell details how important it is for writers to give themselves over to what he calls the "half-known world" of fiction, where surprise and meaning converge.
A Novel of International Intrigue, Pork-Crazed Termites, and Motherhood
Author: Gary Buslik
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Iranian president Akhmed teams up with the leaders of Venezuela and Cuba and their American intelligence agents to smuggle radioactive matzo balls into Miami Beach. But intelligence being as slippery a concept to these nincompoops as chicken fat on linoleum, when each member of the gang decides to ladle out his own personal nuke soup, holy terror Akhmed is left steaming. Will his plan to destroy America float like a fly or sink like a lead dumpling? Star-crossed lovers, conniving academics, and blustery social climbers collide with ravenous termites, international do-badders, and multi-level marketing in a plot as fast-paced and hilarious as a runaway mountain bus. Radioactivity has never been so much fun.
Author: P. Loscocco
Category: Literary Criticism
Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS, Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women.
Author: Terry A. Burgess
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For Sheila Myhra, the beginning of the new year is anything but happy. Her fiancé, Driver, is called away to Rome on a reconnaissance mission while at the same time her renegade father makes a surprise appearance in Fort Worth. Against the wishes of her friends, Sheila confronts her father alone, and when the results of that meeting find Sheila trying to save the lives of thousands of believers, she gets a taste of her true power. Hungry to find the answers she has sought for so long, Sheila treads the fine line between good and evil. The answers to Sheila's past crash headlong into Driver's hidden, painful past, and the two must confront not only each other, but whatever their future—however short it may be—holds for the two of them.
Be A Conductor of His Power
Author: Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.
Are you fulfilling your potential as a child of God? Every Christian has the capacity to live supernaturally. To transform that promise into reality, you need the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The key that unlocks God’s awesome purposes in your life is the Holy Spirit, Commander-in-Chief of the army of Christ. He holds the secrets of the supernatural, the secrets behind healing miracles. He is the word of knowledge and the gift of prophecy. God, The Holy Spirit explains how the extraordinary power of the third person of the Godhead can transform your life. If you want to know what tomorrow holds, you need the Holy Spirit. If you want miracles to happen in your ministry, you need the Holy Spirit. If you want to live a rewarding and productive Christian life, you need the Holy Spirit.
Bringing the People of God to Perfection
Author: Godsword Godswill Onu
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
The Saints are born into the Family of God as spiritual babies, and they grow unto maturity. The Lord gave the Church ministers with different ministries for the perfecting or maturing of the Saints. And Apostle Peter wrote: “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, desire the pure milk of the Word that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious” (1 Pet. 2:1-3). To grow, you have to remove insincerity, hypocrisy, deceit, and feed on the pure Word of God, starting from the milk of the Word to stronger substance of it.
Author: William W. Johnstone
Publisher: Lyrical Press
The Devil’s Disguise Cats. The town was alive with them. All kinds. Black, white, fat, scrawny . . . They lived in the streets, in the back yards, in the swamps of Becancour. Sam, Nydia, and Little Sam had never seen so many cats. The cats’ eyes were glowing slits as they watched the new-comers. And their furry tails were slowly switching back and forth . . . Evil. The town was ripe with it. It seemed to waft in from the swamps with the hot, fetid breeze and breed in the minds of Becancour’s citizens. Soon Sam, Nydia and Little Sam would battle the forces of darkness. Standing alone against the ultimate predator— The Devil’s Cat
Interceding And Communcating with The Father
Author: Shirley Graves
Getting your Knees Right! Can cause the world to change by having a better relationship with God, and also in helping to spread the good news. It aids in getting your attention to intercede and to have better communication with the Father. God is calling prayer to all the nations and to get our lives right with Him. Getting Your Knees Right! , will make a difference in your life, so God can answer your prayers and He can grant requests when we pray. Prayer is vital for everyone’s life. God wants us to be able to impact the kingdom through his word and praying not only for ourselves and families but for everyone. When we are getting our knees right, we can bombard heaven to get a real answer from God. While reading this book, I pray it will give you much insight and will make an impartation on your life. I pray it will fill your empty void, blessing your soul, and making a positive impact on your life. Getting Your Knees Right! Will bring unity to the body of Christ, and many more lives will be saved and restored back to God. I know without a shadow of doubt, God’s word will not return back to Him void and He is not a God that He should lie for He said it and he will bring it to pass. I promise you, when you have read this book, it will change your life, your mind set, and it will bring you more closely to God, staying focused on Him in Getting Your Knees Right! There is power in prayer when we are seeking an answer from God and when we are praying God will arise and the enemy will be scattered. God wants all his Sons and Daughters to be on one accord to defeat the enemy and to pull down every strong hold. I learned before going out to battle, you pray first and then you put on the whole armor of God. In writing this book God gave me the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in what to say to the world, how to be an over comer in life, and how to come out of any situations. Last, but not least, God has used me to present to you this information on Getting Your Knees Right! And I pray that you will be truly blessed by what was given and presented unto you. May God continue to bless you.
Author: Philip Ayers
Publisher: Xulon Press
A Proverb a Day Keeps the Devil Away applies the principles of God found in the Book of Proverbs to daily living. Illustrations are used to trigger the memories of its readers to past and present experiences in life; hopefully, causing the lesson of each devotion to profoundly impact the reader. These illustrations stem from relationships, home, work, play, decisions, reactions, thoughts, injustice and justice. Some are humorous and some very serious. Each one demonstrates the theme of that verse. The Book of Proverbs is as timely as time itself. Times have changed but people have not. They still face the hard issues of life: the same fears and hurts, the same temptations and sin, the same struggle with what is right and wrong, and the same questions about what role God really plays in their life. This devotional study aids its readers in getting a grip on these challenges. Philip Ayers was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on March 2nd, 1948. He is the second born of a family of five. Very early in his life, his family moved to Salem, Virginia, where he resided until he joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. He served in the Viet Nam conflict. He was wounded three times, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Metal with Combat V for heroic action in the face of the enemy. Philip played quarterback for the Marine Corps national football team, the Quantico Marines. He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. Philip was saved on March 30th, 1980. Jesus Christ called him to ministry in 1981. He is the pastor of a local church in Roanoke, Virginia. He brings a large pool of experience and Bible knowledge to his readers.
Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Publisher: Hachette UK
As the Inquisition spread its fiery fingers across the land of Spain, holding kingdom and king in its terrible grip, a new horror would rise to challenge even the invincible power of the Grand Inquisitor. A curse on the house of King Alonzo that came from the very Devil.
The Queen's Head, The Merry Devils, The Trip to Jerusalem
Author: Edward Marston
Publisher: Allison & Busby
For Lord Westfield's men, sometimes murder takes centre stage... The reign of Elizabeth I has seen a flowering of English theatre. The esteemed theatrical company called Lord Westfield's Men have enjoyed many a success but it falls to Nicholas Bracewell, the company's bookholder and mainstay, to save his beloved actors when they are threatened by fierce rivals, assassins, plague and much more. Includes the first three instalments in the Nicholas Bracewell series: The Queen's Head, The Merry Devils and The Trip to Jerusalem.
When God's Primary Pursuit Becomes Your Life's Driving Passion
Author: Nicky Cruz
New from the author of the best-selling Christian classic, Run Baby Run. The God we love is passionate about finding lost souls, with freeing human hearts enslaved to sin. To truly know God, this must become our life’s driving desire as well… our Soul Obsession. And when we fall obediently in step with God, we’ll see Him perform miracles through us to rescue people and give them new life. In his powerful new book, internationally known author Nicky Cruz shares powerful personal stories of faithful obedience, even in the midst of difficult circumstances–including the amazing story of his mother’s deathbed conversion and healing. You, too, can move past doubts, understand both the natural and supernatural worlds, and develop a faith that can move any mountain, no matter how high or wide or difficult. “Do we truly understand the power we have at our fingertips? Do we grasp the significance of the message that we bring to a lost world? Do we comprehend how easily evil can be beaten and revoked by simply opening ourselves up to the moving of the Holy Spirit among us? Do we know what God is capable of doing among us? “If you want to change the world, begin by letting God change you. By letting the passion of Jesus become your passion. By letting the Holy Spirit be your only guide and mentor, every step, every minute of the day. By allowing God to set your heart on fire with a Soul Obsession!”–Nicky Cruz From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Melo-dramas, Farces, and Interludes. Accurately Printed from Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres Royal, and Carefully Collated and Revised
Category: English drama
Keys for Breaking the Devil's Grip and Bringing Revival to Your World
Author: Carlos Annacondia
Publisher: Charisma Media
Listen to Me Satan! is full of amazing testimonies that will renew, inspire and charge your faith. It is the story Carlos Annacondia, a significant leader in the Argentinian revival movement. His life has been marked with a ministry of signs, wonders and supernatural knowledge. You'll be inspired by his ministry and the supernatural power of God revealed.
Author: John Ashton
This edition features • illustrations • a linked Table of Contents and Footnotes CONTENTS CHAPTER I. Universal Belief in the Personality of the Devil, as portrayed by the British Artist—Arguments in Favour of his Personality—Ballad—‘Terrible and Seasonable Warning to Young Men’ CHAPTER II. ‘Strange and True News from Westmoreland’—‘The Politic Wife’—‘How the Devill, though subtle, was guld by a Scold’—‘The Devil’s Oak’—Raising the Devil—Arguments in Favour of Devils—The Number of Devils CHAPTER III. ‘The Just Devil of Woodstock’—Metrical Version—Presumed Genuine History of ‘The Just Devil of Woodstock’ CHAPTER IV. ‘The Dæmon of Tedworth’ CHAPTER V. ‘The Dæmon of Burton’—‘Strange and Wonderful News from Yowel, in Surrey’—The Story of Mrs. Jermin—A Case at Welton—‘The Relation of James Sherring’ CHAPTER VI. A Demon in Gilbert Campbell’s Family—Case of Sir William York—Case of Ian Smagge—Disturbances at Stockwell CHAPTER VII. Possession by, and casting out, Devils—The Church and Exorcisms—Earlier Exorcists—‘The Strange and Grievous Vexation by the Devil of 7 Persons in Lancashire’ CHAPTER VIII. James I. on Possession—The Vexation of Alexander Nyndge—‘Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire’—Sale of a Devil CHAPTER IX. The Witch of Endor—The ‘Mulier Malefica’ of Berkeley—Northern Witches CHAPTER X. The Legal Witch—James I. on Witches—Reginald Scot on Witches—Addison on Witches CHAPTER XI. How a Witch was made—Her Compact with the Devil—Hell Broth—Homage and Feasting—The Witches’ Sabbat CHAPTER XII. Familiar Spirits—Matthew Hopkins, the ‘Witch-finder’—Prince Rupert’s dog Boy—Unguents used for transporting Witches from Place to Place—Their Festivities at the Sabbat CHAPTER XIII. Waxen Figures—Witches change into Animals—Witch Marks—Testimony against Witches—Tests for, and Examination of, Witches CHAPTER XIV. Legislation against Witches—Punishment—Last Executions for Witchcraft—Inability to weep and sink—Modern Cases of Witchcraft CHAPTER XV. Commencement of Witchcraft in England—Dame Eleanor Cobham—Jane Shore—Lord Huntingford—Cases from the Calendars of State Papers—Earliest Printed Case, that of John Walsh—Elizabeth Stile—Three Witches tried at Chelmsford—Witches of St. Osyth—Witches of Warboys—Witches of Northamptonshire CHAPTER XVI. The Lancashire Witches—Janet Preston—Margaret and Philip Flower—Anne Baker, Joane Willimot, and Ellen Greene—Elizabeth Sawyer—Mary Smith—Joan Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott CHAPTER XVII. Confessions of Witches executed in Essex—The Witches of Huntingdon—‘Wonderful News from the North’—Trial of Six Witches at Maidstone—Trial of Four Witches at Worcester—A Lancashire Witch tried at Worcester—A Tewkesbury Witch CHAPTER XVIII. A Case of Vomiting Stones, etc., at Evesham—Anne Bodenham—Julian Cox—Elizabeth Styles—Rose Cullender and Amy Duny CHAPTER XIX. The Case of Mary Hill of Beckington—The Confession of Alice Huson—Florence Newton of Youghal—Temperance Lloyd (or Floyd), Mary Trembles, and Susannah Edwards CHAPTER XX. Elizabeth Horner—Pardons for Witchcraft—A Witch taken in London—Sarah Mordike—An Impostor convicted—Case of Jane Wenham—The Last Witch hanged in England CHAPTER XXI. Scotch Witches—Bessie Dunlop—Alesoun Peirson—Dr. John Fian—The Devil a Preacher—Examination of Agnes Sampson—Confession of Issobel Gowdie CHAPTER XXII. Early Witchcraft in Scotland—Lady Glamys—Bessie Dunlop—Lady Foulis—Numerous Cases CHAPTER XXIII. Witchcraft in America—In Illinois: Moreau and Emmanuel—In Virginia: Case of Grace Sherwood—In Pennsylvania: Two Swedish Women—In South Carolina—In Connecticut: Many Cases—In Massachusetts: Margaret Jones; Mary Parsons; Ann Hibbins; Other Cases CHAPTER XXIV. Cotton and Increase Mather—The Case of Goodwin’s Daughter—That of Mr. Philip Smith—The Story of the Salem Witchcrafts—List of Victims—Release of Suspects—Reversal of Attainder, and Compensation APPENDIX
Author: Rick Riordan
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family.... Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s in store for a whole lot more. His big brother Garrett--computer whiz, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric—is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it. Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face to face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a high-tech world gone haywire. Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths. Now, as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres.
Book Ten of the Thulian Chronicles
Author: Art Wiederhold,Charles Sutphen
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
In this tenth installment of the Thulian Chronicles, Arka-Dal, who is the emperor of Thule, and his friends have to contend with a series of calamities and menaces, any of which could bring the empire tumbling down around their ears. They find themselves battling everything, from invading armies, an insane wizard, beings from another galaxy, ancient curses, and the devil himself. Along the way, Arka-Dal gains an unexpected ally, new wives and discovers his vengeful side. This is a rollicking, wild, roller-coaster ride that is a must-read for fans of the previous nine installments and will also appeal to lovers of high adventure.
Author: Sonny J. Akpan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
Bringing Back Glamour Into Marriage Sonny J. Akpan