Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982137120
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

New York Times bestselling author and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) James Lee Burke returns with a powerful novel in the Holland Family series, an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms. On its surface, life in 1950s Houston is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath that surface lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Holland Broussard’s feet. The underlying class war between the haves and have nots is growing steadily, along with the menace of conflict overseas in Korea, providing a harrowing backdrop to his growth to manhood. But when Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein at a drive-in, he steps in when he sees her fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson. Aaron’s newfound confidence helps catch Valerie’s eye, and the two begin dating. Grady is a live wire though, and presents a looming problem for Aaron. You will recall the feelings and inspirational power of your first love, and empathize with Aaron’s extraordinary challenges to protect himself and the ones he loves in “this dark, atmospheric story” (Publishers Weekly). The Jealous Kind illustrates how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what traditional America means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982151713
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

The American West in the early 1960s. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard finds work on a farm and meets Joanne McDuffy, an articulate and fierce college student and gifted painter. Their soul connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Joanne's involvement with a shady professor who is mixed up with a drug-addled cult. When a sinister businessman and his son who wield their influence through vicious cruelty set their sights on Aaron, drawing him into an investigation of grotesque murders, it is clear that this idyllic landscape harbors tremendous power, and evil

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category :
ISBN : 1522824723
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 348

All her life Sheba has watched as her friends at school went out with a different boy every weekend and had fun. She watched as they kissed in the halls at school. She saw how they held hands. She hated having to sit back and watch the way the boys treated the girls. How they would call them all the time and ask them out. While she sat home alone in her bedroom. Sheba isn't allowed to have any contact outside of school with her friends. See Sheba is a werewolf, and it is strictly forbidden for her to be around the humans outside of school. Her father is Pack Master, the almighty Alpha, what he says goes. She is so tired of being lonely. All she wants is to get out of the house away from her pack and her father's rules. To go to the lake and party with her friends from school. She has to listen to them talk about what they did all week long, at the lake over the weekend. If only her father understood how it is. The pack males have all got their eyes on Sheba. But not the way she thinks. She thinks they're just watching her because her father tells them to. No sir, it's not like that at all. Soon one of them will be given her paw as their new mate. He makes them fight out in the woods so she can't see. The strongest one will win her. She will have no say in who will be her mate.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982196615
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws. Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight. Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family.

Publisher : Chronicle Books
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781452130026
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476710792
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Light of the World.

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0226474828
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 250

Essays discuss South American myths, pottery folklore, the cosmological symbolism of the sloth, Iroquois creation myths, and the psychological aspects of folklore

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781101572498
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming! The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy Simone never saw herself as the "cute girl"--she was always the chunky smartmouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her stepmonster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after . . .

Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781462913800
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

Take a series of unforgettable strolls down the back lanes of historic Bangkok! Bangkok, Thailand is one of the world's greatest cities and a leading tourist destination, visited by millions each year. But it can also be a bewildering place. First-time visitors, not knowing what to expect, encounter endless boulevards connected by a vast maze of tiny side streets. A stroll down any of these lanes can reveal fascinating surprises—beautiful palaces and mansions, shophouses and shrines, restaurants and markets. This user-friendly Thailand travel guide helps you discover hidden gems found throughout the city by presenting each neighborhood as a distinct village—explaining how it evolved, and describing its historic landmarks in detail. Travel book author Ken Barrett is a long-time Bangkok resident and experienced journalist, and he introduces the important temples, churches, shrines and mosques in loving detail, sketching their history and distinctive features. The reader is skillfully guided through the old neighborhoods of Bangkok from the center to the periphery, along narrow lanes and byways rarely seen by foreigners. 22 Walks in Bangkok leads the visitor on a unique journey of discovery and enables you to appreciate this fascinating city in new and exciting ways.

Publisher : New York H. Liveright 1928.
Category : Alcibiades Fiction
ISBN : LCCN:20025179
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 452