The Flower Man

Author: Donna Anders

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602944

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Part-time actress and full-time mother Britt Hinson thought that most of her life’s drama was confined to the stage. Then a threatening presence entered her world, a mysterious stranger that no one but her pretty nine-year-old, Katie, had seen. Katie calls him the Flower Man, and Britt and her husband, Mark, don’t know whether to believe the child’s bizarre tales of the notes and flowers he’s left her—lilies, forget-me-nots, a black rose. But Britt’s fears intensify when, with his threatening phone calls and aggressive prowling of their home, the Flower Man draws her into a fight for her daughter’s life. The Hinsons become a family under siege. And Britt knows a mother’s love won’t be enough to protect Katie from harm… With gripping realism, The Flower Man pits a parent’s love, a child’s honesty, and a family’s security against the desperate acts of a relentless stalker.
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The Flower Man's Daughter

Author: Jack Sobel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436349842

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 3512

The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
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The Flower Man

Author: Mark Ludy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991635214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5610

When the Flower Man arrives he buys an old shack, long forgotten and long abandoned. His neighbors don't know what to think as everything he touches turns to color. He plants a garden, gives away a flower . . . and the next thing you know, every life is transformed in this wordless picture book. The message within, while simple, is profound. It points to the fact that every life matters and love never fails to change lives. Every window tells a different story—more than 60 of them. All ages will enjoy it, and when given a chance to discover it, people never forget it. Don't forget to find Squeakers, the elusive gray mouse found on every spread . . . somewhere!
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The Legend of the Flower-Man

Author: Janina Flueras

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986546225

Category:

Page: 44

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The Legend of the Flower Man is, first and foremost, a journey of initiation. The absence of suspense and the simple, but profound narrative aims at something more: to teach the little reader that events are not only made up of surfaces, but they also have a depth, which can be understood only though reflective thinking. Two of the main ideas in the text are: there are other truths than those which can be understood through the mind and, one cannot be truly happy in the absence of an authentic value system in which one can anchor one's being. This is an educational book, in character and also in structure. Each fragment of the story is accompanied by a complementary exercise page, which targets several aspects of personal development. Some exercises and games are aimed at the development of the rational mind, others at the emotional development of the child, others aim at the formation and appreciation of values and, yet, others - drops of silence - combine physical movement with relaxation techniques. This rather unusual mix, at first sight, is far from being accidental. The goal of this combination of exercises is, as specified in the afterword, to promote a cross-curricular approach to education. As de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince taught his reader that one cannot see clearly except with one's heart, this work reminds us of the transformational power of love, the only force capable of placing humans back on the vertical axis of the values that forge their being: "Whether we are aware or not, we act in accordance to the values in which we believe. And there are values by which mankind had always measured its happiness. Balance, peace, love, forgiveness, generosity seem to be our second genetic code, an inbuilt program which whatever we are deeply depends on. Whatever we are and whatever we have do not shut out each other. But, by all means, there is a certain weave of what we are on which the beauty of our life and a feeling of complete fulfilment depend."
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The Flower Man

A Steve Jobz Thriller

Author: Vincent Zandri

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717548764

Category:

Page: 430

View: 4909

Private Investigator and anti-hero Steve Jobz investigates a local TV news anchor who has sexted the daughter of a local Russian Mobster. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Thriller Award winning author, Vincent Zandri
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Sundance

A Novel

Author: David Fuller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140257

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7743

A gripping historical novel of love and vengeance starring Harry Longbaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid. Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias. When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn’t changed are Longbaugh’s ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place. It’s been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city’s immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him. By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world.
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The Roots of African American Drama

An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938

Author: Leo Hamalian

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081433847X

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 7505

This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.
Posted in Social Science

Comanche Dawn

A Novel

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3496

In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story has been told from the point of view of the Comanches themselves. We witness the rise of one of the most powerful mounted nations in history through the eyes of a young warrior named Horseback. Born on the very day that the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of unquestionable courage and vision. He assumes powerful medicine granted to him by spirits encountered on a grueling vision quest, and he takes Teal, the most beautiful young woman of his tribe, as his wife and lifelong love. Guided by forces more powerful and dangerous then even he can control or explain, Horseback will face death time and time again with only his medicine and Teal to stand beside him. Failure will mean destruction not only for himself, but for his people. Success will mean unimaginable wealth for his new nation. Ancient enemies will seek to destroy him. Strange newcomers with pale skin and treacherous ways will attempt to enslave him. Even his own inner spirit powers threaten always to consume him, should he fail to respect them. Only the bravest of True Humans dare to follow Horseback on his great adventure down a trail that can lead only to glory or annihilation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Flower Girl

Author: Guy Lilburne

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162220990

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5364

Steven West is not one of life's beautiful people. He works in an uninspiring factory and goes home each day smelling of toxic glue. He is a simple man with simple needs and with little education or ambition. Like all of us he seeks happiness, maybe even love. A holiday in the beautiful tropical paradise island of Phuket, Thailand and a meeting with 'The Flower Girl' was going to change his life and his future forever in a way that he would never dream of. This is his incredible and moving story. In parts hilariously funny, in parts tearfully sad. When a dream turns into a nightmare and when love turns into Murder, it probably wasn't the best holiday he had ever had!
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The Flower of Friendship

A Renaissance Dialogue Contesting Marriage

Author: Edmund Tilney

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801497056

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

View: 6649

Edmund Tilney dedicated to Queen Elizabeth in 1568 a spirited dialogue concerning appropriate behavior in marriage. Extraordinarily popular for a generation following its first publication, it is available here for the first time in a critical edition...
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The Undivided Heart

Author: Kevin D. Darland

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606479296

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 8684

As we walk through the shadow of lifes trials, we will gain much comfort and spiritual good, for our happiness is not of this world, but is of the Kingdom of God and our assurance is fully realized in Him. One must give attention to their hearts, watch over it with all diligence, for from it flows the springs of life. Watch then, the path of your feet and let your eyes be fixed upon Gods word. Keep His percepts in the midst of your heart, so that your ways and actions will be fruitful. Every mercy is from God, every trial that tempts us on the road of faith has an illustration behind its experience. All the sharp trials of life are but the golden threads of providence, under the control of God the Father. Our roses, our thorns, our mountains, our valleys and temptations are plainly wrought by Him. Take hold of His instruction and your heart will not be divided. As a young boy, Kevin was placed into an orphanage. The preciousness of Kevins love for his mother, who was now gone due to cancer, left him overwhelmed with fear. Crushed and lonely by her death, he would carry this burden through life, like a ball and chain. Therefore, clouding his heart to Gods way for his life. But in time, through providential circumstances, God took away this burden and restored him to Christs everlasting love and established his feet upon the Rock of Ages. Kevin, wife Karen and daughter Megan, reside in Texas. Kevin has a previously published book, It Is Written. By Xulon Press, December 2007
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The Spirit of Missions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Missions

Page: N.A

View: 9048

Includes the proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society.
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The Flower Garden

Author: Margaret Pemberton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230043

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2651

To tell a patient they are about to die is never the easiest of tasks. When the patient is thirty-five, a woman and exceptionally beautiful, the task is even harder. In the winter of 1934 Nancy Leigh Cameron learns that she has only one more year to live. She is famous, sought-after, and living a life of deep inner loneliness. Her husband, Senator Jack Cameron, is cold and self-seeking. He needs Nancy because she can help him to become President. Her father, Chips O’Shaughnessy, ebullient Irish mayor of Boston, loves Nancy, but also needs her socially desirable marriage to last so that he can further his own career. When Nancy learns that she is to die she decides that she will live her last year for herself. Leaving New York for the exclusive hotel of Sanfords on the flower-filled island of Madeira, she embarks on the love affair of a lifetime. She has no idea that Ramon Sanford, the man she loves, is her father’s bitterest enemy, and that their passion will unlock dark family secrets and tragedies that have lain buried for more than a generation. Set in the 1930s The Flower Garden is a grand love story in the tradition of Brief Encounter and An Affair to Remember.
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Emergency and the White Crystal

Author: Joseph D. Medwar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469172712

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 1775

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WaWa-West Africa

A coming of age memoir

Author: William Coughlan Jr.

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452533506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 3544

This book is an exciting adventurous story for young readers and old that traces the humorous tales of living in many cultures and societies and eventually coming of age. Once the reader learns what a WaWa is they will find it in the story along the way and eventually apply it to their lives. Once you pick up this book you will not want to put it down until it is finished and you will want to read your favorite stories again and again. “In WaWa West Africa William Coughlan weaves a poetic tapestry of memory and wonder. Here the eyes of a young American boy are opened wide by the cultural complexities of a foreign land that soon becomes his second home. Mixing astute observation with irony, warmth, and humor, WaWa West Africa invites its readers to embark on global journey from one station of the heart to another. In a time of unprecedented globalization, Coughlan’s moving memoir imaginatively traverses the planet in search of compassion, connection, and a reverence for difference.” Stephen Pfohl Professor of Sociology, Boston College
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The Flower of Paradise

The Institutionalized Use of the Drug Qat in North Yemen

Author: J.G. Kennedy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401568766

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 4247

This book concerns the use of the drug qat in North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), a country lying on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. However, because this substance is so interwoven into the fabric of society and culture, it is also necessarily about Yemen itself. The history and culture of South Arabia are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world, and the drug qat, so widely used there, is equally unknown. Thus, the material we present here should be of interest to all of those concerned with drug use, those who wish to understand more about Yemen and the Middle East, and to the Yemenis themselves. Another purpose is to develop some general understandings about sub stance uses and their effects which are less clouded by the mass hysteria and political considerations which often obscure drug issues in our own society. Examination of drug-use patterns in a country where millions of people are users on a regular basis, and where there has been familiarity with the drug for several hundred years, offers an opportunity to achieve perspectives not possible in countries with different attitudes and without such histories. I am not sanguine about the prospects of our abilities to learn from others or from the past, but I do not think we should abandon hope of doing so.
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The Flower Basket

Author: Christoph von Schmid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 207

View: 7466

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