A farmer sees the earth differently than the girl buried alive in soggy ground clutching to life. The man who runs the recycle station has different environmental concerns than the woman who grew up on the Eastside and can't find her leather clutch. A kid late for his school bus and man shopping for a hybrid car have different worries. The woman who owns the gas station thinks differently than the one who pedals to work.
While all human being experience the world differently, we have one thing in common: Mother Earth.
Or it should.
From odes to our home sweet home to horrific events and even the end of the world, join award-winning and bestselling authors as they take on stories of Mother Earth in celebration of Earth Day 2019.
Publisher proceeds from this anthology will be donated to a non-profit environmental group of the authors' choice.
The bestseller by a preeminent teacher of the New Thought movement, now revised and expanded with never-before- published commentary from the author.
One of the bestselling self-help books of all time, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has helped millions around the world achieve remarkable goals, simply by changing the way they think.
Dr. Murphy?s mind-focusing techniques are based on a simple principle: If you believe in something without reservation and picture it in your mind, you can remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent you from achieving the results you want, and your belief can become a reality.
As an advocate of what is now popularly known as the Law of Attraction, Murphy shows that anyone can unleash extraordinary mental powers to build self-confidence, to create harmonious relationships, to gain professional success, to amass wealth, to conquer fears and phobias, to banish bad habits, and even to effect physical healing and promote overall well-being and happiness.
"Robison is both wise and entertaining, a technician with a sense of humor, a minimalist with a good eye for what can be salvaged from lives of quiet desperation." —The New York Times Book Review The population of Mary Robison's fiction is the stunned citizenry of a world vaporized beneath them, people who say "all right" and "okay" often, not because they consent, but because nothing counts. Still, there are chronicles of small victories here, small only because, as Robison so precisely documents, larger victories are impossible.
"There is an almost incredible purity of line and texture in these stories. Every phrase is lucid, every character comes alive, and every sentence suggested a calm, wise, heartbroken version of the world. Robison writes like an avenging angel, and I think she may be a genius." —Richard Yates, author of Cold Spring Harbor
It takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has every one: from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals. Noted author Nasario García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling. Sam “Spam” Austin, an inmate serving a long sentence for murder, is paroled, attends medical school, and becomes a doctor. The affable grandfather in “Yo Quiero Hacer un Lie ’Way,” a hard-working and honorable rancher, stuns the proprietor of a mortuary with his request to put a coffin on layaway.
Each story within Snapshots places the characters in situations where their past behaviors will be changed in a moment that is like a snapshot picture: freezing in time who they are in a moment but facing new challenges that will alter that snapshot and create a new reality.
Eudora Welty’s quote “A good snapshot keeps a moment from going away” is a theme that permeates all of the stories in Eliot Parker’s collection of short stories, Snapshots. These stories are set in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. In the plots of the stories, the makeup of the characters is more interesting and important than the circumstances that the characters find themselves trying to manage. Each protagonist finds themselves in a complicated set of personal and professional relationships. By their nature, relationships are complicated. The protagonists in these stories are shaped by their backgrounds, life experiences, and expectations of other people. Conflicts arise for these protagonists when decisions and choices made by others alter the expectations and circumstances expected by the protagonists.
In each of these stories, the lives, values, and beliefs held by the characters are deconstructed and each of them face a new reality brought on by an experience or situation that forces them to reexamine who they are and who they need to become. Each of these characters occupy a variety of professional spaces: cops, a rich, successful couple, convicted criminals, and others grieving the loss of a loved one and grieving the absence of love.
Twistedly Terrifying Tales from a Twisted Mind is a collection of southern gothic gore-filled, action-packed fast-paced tales of Horror many of which take place in the small Florida town of Port St. John. In the vein of LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - TWISTEDLY TERRIFYING TALES FROM A TWISTED MIND will leave you exhausted and drained. Brutal and Violent stories that hurtle the reader along at a break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!
Magic comes in all shapes and forms. From enchanted beans to a charmed harp and a goose who lays golden eggs, the beloved story of Jack and his beanstalk has delighted children over generations; teaching them that happy endings can be achieved.
That is, if you can cast aside the giant…
Join a zany group of authors with imaginations as tall as Jack's beanstalk in this nod to English fairy tales. With supernatural spins on Jack's adventures, this collection promises a magical adventure.
I smell the blood of…
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