Hiding My Candy

Hiding My Candy
Author: The lady Chablis,Theodore Bouloukos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1997-08
ISBN: 0671520954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiding My Candy Book Excerpt:

The personal story of the famous drag queen from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" describes an abuse-marked childhood, character development, rise to stardom, and secrets of survival

The Candy House

The Candy House
Author: Jennifer Egan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1476716781
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Candy House Book Excerpt:

* A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book, a New York Times Notable Book and a Time Must-Read Book of 2022* Named a Best Book of 2022 by Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, Oprah Daily, Real Simple, Time Vogue, Vulture, The New Yorker and more! * Longlisted for the 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence Selected as One of Barack Obama’s Summer 2022 Reading List Picks! “A compelling read that showcases Egan’s masterful storytelling.” —Time “Dazzling.” —Vogue “Radiant, exhilarating.” —Slate “Mesmerizing…A thought-provoking examination of how and why we change.” —People From one of the most celebrated writers of our time comes an “inventive, effervescent” (Oprah Daily) novel about the memory and quest for authenticity and human connection. The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is forty, with four kids, restless, and desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious”—which allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share your memories in exchange for access to the memories of others—has seduced multitudes. In the world of Egan’s spectacular imagination, there are “counters” who track and exploit desires and there are “eluders,” those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles—from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also a moving testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for connection, family, privacy, and love. “A beautiful exploration of loss, memory, and history” (San Francisco Chronicle), “this is minimalist maximalism. It’s as if Egan compressed a big 19th-century novel onto a flash drive” (The New York Times).

Glad to Be a Ladd

Glad to Be a Ladd
Author: Marilyn Ladd
Publsiher: Dagmar Miura
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1942267991
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glad to Be a Ladd Book Excerpt:

Experience with me what life was like living with thirteen other family members in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in a typical 1950s middle-class, postwar American neighborhood. This story is an unusual combination of revealing autobiography, insightful self-help, and handy classroom teacher’s guide. Survive rides with me and my mother and eight siblings on summer vacations to Southern California beaches and campgrounds in our 1950 two-door, two-tone green Plymouth station wagon. Join the fourteen of us for a typical family dinner in our moderate-size kitchen that was designed for six. Accompany my very pregnant mother on a bus in 1945 to Fresno to stay with the in-laws she had never met before while my dad awaited his Army discharge orders. Anyone born between 1946 and 1960 will find a delightful nostalgic journey down the baby boomers’ memory lane. Others might use the story of my personal failures and subsequent triumphs to create value and positive changes in life. Teachers may find my suggested supplemental teaching techniques valuable to incorporate into the classroom. Enjoy this book. I wrote it as a clear and compelling testimony describing my childhood recollections that convey to you why I am Glad to Be a Ladd.

Food Triggers

Food Triggers
Author: Rhona Epstein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN: 1617953121
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Triggers Book Excerpt:

Operation First Novel 2013 contest winner, Prime of Life was released in Kindle edition only and has garnered in excess of 175 positive reviews with over 6,000 paid downloads.

Just One More Hug

Just One More Hug
Author: Lynn Johnston
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780836220544
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just One More Hug Book Excerpt:

Compilation of the world's most popular family cartoon strip in which members of the Patterson family have evolved through age and experience.

Southern Bound

Southern Bound
Author: John S. Sledge
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-03-15
ISBN: 1611172365
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Bound Book Excerpt:

Southern Bound represents a running conversation on books, writers, and literary travel written for the Mobile Press-Register Books page from 1995 to 2011 by John S. Sledge. The collection includes more than one hundred of the best pieces culled from Sledge’s total output of approximately seven hundred columns. Numerous classic authors are celebrated in these pages, including Homer, Plato, Gibbon, Melville, Proust, Conrad, Cather, and Steinbeck as well as modern writers such as Walter Edgar, Tom Franklin, and Eugene Walter. While some of the essays are relatively straightforward book reviews, others present meditative and deeply personal perspectives on the author’s literary experiences such as serving on the jury in the play version To Kill a Mockingbird; spending the night alone in a Jesuit college library’s venerable stacks; rambling through funky New Orleans bookshops; talking to Square Books owner Richard Howarth while overlooking the Oxford, Mississippi courthouse; rereading Treasure Island on the shores of Mobile Bay; and remembering a beloved father’s favorite books. Engaging and spirited, Southern Bound represents the critical art at its most accessible and will prove entertaining fare for anyone who loves the written word.

Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea
Author: E. Patrick Johnson
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 0807882739
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sweet Tea Book Excerpt:

Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.

Henry of Magnolia Grove

Henry of Magnolia Grove
Author: Peewee Hardesty
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2012-02
ISBN: 1612045839
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry of Magnolia Grove Book Excerpt:

Henry lives in an orphanage. One day he finds a box of old records that hold information about his past, showing that he has family somewhere; the box also contains leads for the other children at the home. Though Henry's family cannot be located, fellow orphan Tommy finds an uncle, and another child at the home, Anna, is reunited with many relatives. The Headmistress receives a letter from a state worker that the records are not up to date. Not really wanting to help the children, the Headmistress comes up with a plan to suppress the additional information offered. As events take a surprising turn, will this be the end of Magnolia Grove Orphanage, or the beginning of a new way of life for the children of the home? And will Henry at long last find his family? Follow the wondrous twists and turns in the suspenseful and heartfelt Henry of Magnolia Grove. PeeWee Hardesty lives in Breckinridge County, Kentucky in a town called Rockvale. Her own childhood and family situation inspired her to write Henry of Magnolia Grove, reaching out to children who feel lost and abandoned, and only want to be loved. Ms. Hardesty's next book will be a sequel to Henry of Magnolia Grove. http: //sbpra.com/PeeWeeHardest

No Tea No Shade

No Tea  No Shade
Author: E. Patrick Johnson
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN: 0822373718
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Tea No Shade Book Excerpt:

The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality. Building on the foundations laid by the earlier volume, this collection's contributors speak new truths about the black queer experience while exemplifying the codification of black queer studies as a rigorous and important field of study. Topics include "raw" sex, pornography, the carceral state, gentrification, gender nonconformity, social media, the relationship between black feminist studies and black trans studies, the black queer experience throughout the black diaspora, and queer music, film, dance, and theater. The contributors both disprove naysayers who believed black queer studies to be a passing trend and respond to critiques of the field's early U.S. bias. Deferring to the past while pointing to the future, No Tea, No Shade pushes black queer studies in new and exciting directions. Contributors. Jafari S. Allen, Marlon M. Bailey, Zachary Shane Kalish Blair, La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Cathy J. Cohen, Jennifer DeClue, Treva Ellison, Lyndon K. Gill, Kai M. Green, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kwame Holmes, E. Patrick Johnson, Shaka McGlotten, Amber Jamilla Musser, Alison Reed, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Tanya Saunders, C. Riley Snorton, Kaila Story, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Julia Roxanne Wallace, Kortney Ziegler

Reflections in an Orphan s Eye

Reflections in an Orphan s Eye
Author: A. L. Provost
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2005
ISBN: 141347909X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections in an Orphan s Eye Book Excerpt:

The author practices Optometry in the Atlanta area, and serves as a legal consultant to optometrists and related health care professionals. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics, and post-graduate degrees in Law and Optometry. Dr. Provost is a member of The Florida Bar and The Georgia Bar, and is licensed to practice Optometry in Florida and Georgia. He lives in an Atlanta suburb with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, and their four champion Persians, who have replaced in both intelligence and charm, four talented children who have gone on to careers in Optometry, teaching and real estate. The author graduated from Berry College near Rome, Georgia in 1961. While at Berry College in the late fifties the author was President of the Freshman Class, Treasurer of the Sophomore Class, Secretary, Vice-president and finally President of the Men's Student Government. At the end of his Junior year he became the first ever recipient of the Jessie Pritchett Parish Student Leadership Award, presented to the one student among the entire student body who best demonstrated leadership qualities on campus. While at Berry College the author rewrote the Berry College Handbook for Men. Following graduation in 1961, the author enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the first as the feature writer for The Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper, distributed daily to more than 37,000 U. S. soldiers in South Korea. The young reporter covered all meetings of the Military Armistice Commission (MAC) held at Panmunjom, and traveled freely throughout South Korea in his assigned Jeep, writing about anything of a military or civilian nature that interested him or that might be of interest to his readers. At age 24 the author was accepted as a student at the prestigious Defense Language Institute, located at Monterey, California, where he studied the Korean language for a year, graduating first in his class of thirty students. Following months of instruction at the U. S. Army Intelligence Center located at Ft. Holabird, Maryland, the author was stationed with the 502 Military Intelligence Battalion in Seoul, South Korea. As the youngest of the five prisoner interrogators and intelligence analysts, the specialist daily interrogated captured North Korean espionage agents and their 'minders" who had failed in their attempt to infiltrate the irregular coastline of South Korea. These experiences are the subject of the author's soon to be published book entitled The Wall at Inchon. In 1965 the author received an Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Army, and in 1967 was accepted as a student at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Provost graduated in 1972 with the degree Doctor of Optometry, and began his private practice of Optometry in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida suburb of Plantation. In 1977 Dr. Provost was accepted into Nova Southeastern University College of Law, graduating in 1980 with the degree Juris Doctor. He has practiced Optometry since 1972 and Law since 1980, in Georgia and Florida. The author was born in Kinston, North Carolina in 1939, the knee baby of seven children. Following the sudden death of his father, a wartime U. S. civil service engineer, in February 1947 the seven-year-old was sent to live for a decade in historic Oxford Orphanage, located northeast of Raleigh. Dr. Provost's Reflections in An Orphan's Eye-A Decade at Oxford is the first book written about the historic 132-year-old institution since Nettie Bemis' popular Life at Oxford, published in1925. However, whereas Nettie Bemis' work centered around the history and campus life at Oxford, Dr. Provost's work, while recounting the history of the institution, is a factual, bittersweet narrative of a youngster's decade-long odyssey spent growing up 'inside the hedges." This work is a moving account of how tradition rich Oxford Orphanage and its four hundred students and staff grabbed a timid, disillusion

Jimmy Jack the Alcoholic Teacher

Jimmy Jack  the Alcoholic Teacher
Author: Jimmy Jack
Publsiher: LifeRich Publishing
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN: 1489729682
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jimmy Jack the Alcoholic Teacher Book Excerpt:

Jimmy Jack was a respected citizen with a hidden secret: He had been an alcoholic since his early teen years. Despite obtaining three Master Degrees and being wildly successful in several fields, it was not enough to keep him sober. After getting a DWI, Jack served twenty-one months of a four-year sentence in one of the most out of control and violent prisons in the state of Texas. In Jimmy Jack: The Alcoholic Teacher, he narrates his journey and describes how his prison experience literally saved his life. He tells how he, as a genuine Christian with real-time faults and attitudes, was simply trying to survive and come out of the horrible situation a better person. Jack documented his story, and the stories of other inmates, by writing two pages each day for 1 year. In this memoir, he entertains with humor, teaches about the healing power of Jesus, demonstrates how a respected member of society navigated incarceration, and offers hope for a better tomorrow.

I m Lovin Lit Practice Assess Grammar Grades 4 5

I   m Lovin    Lit Practice   Assess  Grammar  Grades 4   5
Author: Erin Cobb
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN: 148385101X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Lovin Lit Practice Assess Grammar Grades 4 5 Book Excerpt:

The I’m Lovin’ Lit Practice & Assess: Grammar book for grades 4–5 is the perfect addition to any language arts curriculum and covers essential grammar skills. Students practice and master their knowledge of sentence types, parts of speech, and punctuation rules with a variety of activities. With this book, teachers can actively gauge their students' understanding with post-lesson assessments while also being confident that each student has mastered essential grammar skills. The I’m Lovin’ Lit series features comprehensive lessons and activities that are created to reach a variety of learning styles. Targeted for upper elementary and middle-school students, this series offers teachers an essential tool to help them teach engaging subject matter with confidence. Designed to work with an existing curriculum, I’m Lovin’ Lit includes comprehensive lessons and activities.

Running from Solace

Running from Solace
Author: Nakia R. Laushaul
Publsiher: Serendipity Bound Books
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2019-04-14
ISBN: 0984368248
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running from Solace Book Excerpt:

"She passed a hard candy over her shoulder as though whatever was in the tiny wrapper was supposed to make it all better. I clutched the peppermint in my hand and buried my face in the hard leather seat while she explained what was going to happen to me. She promised that I'd be safe from then on." And so begins the journey of Naomi, whose amazing story picks up where the past and future intersect. As Naomi struggles to hide the ugly physical and emotional reminders of yesterday that insist on haunting her dreams, she crosses paths with a young boy, Xavier and his quick-tempered mother, Mona, who both share an interesting story much like her own. Running from Solace is an emotional tale which will send you catapulting on a breathless journey beyond breaking points and will finally lead you to believe in the power of accepting what is to be.

Since I Can Remember

Since I Can Remember
Author: The Angel of the Being
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN: 1984553771
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Since I Can Remember Book Excerpt:

At the age of sixteen, I felt the need to tell of my childhood. As I entered a rough relationship that ended with lost of trust, I decided the need to have it published, a need not as an excuse for my actions of getting rid of a sore that’s trying to take my family away. So over the years in its completion, I felt tears, love, and the need to do this story of just how great a large family worked the earth. They had parents and seventeen children to care for, hard but fair. They were taught to use everything they could—fairness, love, and need. Over the time they had before death, we all tried to practice what they preached, and some still do until now. The house is old, and the property changed a bit. I, as owner now of the true homestead, have replaced what I could. Like my dad, I hope my pockets go from pennies to dimes to survive a much harder world.

Heeding the Caregiver Call

Heeding the Caregiver Call
Author: Dr. Barbara Ella Milton Jr.
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 1664143645
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heeding the Caregiver Call Book Excerpt:

In the fall of 2015, Barbara Sr. called her only child to ask for her help. Unbeknownst to her family, Barbara Sr. was already in the grips of Alzheimer’s. This book tells the story of Barbara Jr.’s journey as her mother’s caregiver and shares insights into the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual impacts of caregiving while fighting her own cancer. It also provides practical information to others who assume caregiving roles for their loved ones. Follow this mother and daughter’s journey through resentments and regrets, forgiveness and faith, laughter and love. Barbara Jr. promised her mother on her deathbed that she would tell her story. Here it is.

Spirit of Tabasco

Spirit of Tabasco
Author: Diedrichs, Richard
Publsiher: Anaphora Literary Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1681140292
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit of Tabasco Book Excerpt:

"Spirit of Tabasco": is a glimpse at the mystifying experiences of people young and old, working through circumstances that ultimately change their worldly perspectives. The stories include the travails of a young man who volunteers to give care to a mute, conniving ex-con dying of tongue cancer, a cynic who attends a lecture on compassion and is held captive by an ominous fellow-pilgrim, a teenager who goes with his friend to steal back a rifle, only to have the friend aim the gun at him and then shoot himself (in the foot), and a young girl who is lured by her odd older cousin to go trick-or-treating in early July. The novella tells of a precocious teen who helps his mother retrieve a mysterious and possessed ancient Mayan mirror from the hands of his greedy estranged father.

Disrupting Dignity

Disrupting Dignity
Author: Stephen M. Engel,Timothy S. Lyle
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1479852031
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disrupting Dignity Book Excerpt:

Why LGBTQ+ people must resist the seduction of dignity In 2015, when the Supreme Court declared that gay and lesbian couples were entitled to the “equal dignity” of marriage recognition, the concept of dignity became a cornerstone for gay rights victories. In Disrupting Dignity, Stephen M. Engel and Timothy S. Lyle explore the darker side of dignity, tracing its invocation across public health politics, popular culture, and law from the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis to our current moment. With a compassionate eye, Engel and Lyle detail how politicians, policymakers, media leaders, and even some within LGBTQ+ communities have used the concept of dignity to shame and disempower members of those communities. They convincingly show how dignity—and the subsequent chase to be defined by its terms—became a tool of the state and the marketplace thereby limiting its more radical potential. Ultimately, Engel and Lyle challenge our understanding of dignity as an unquestioned good. They expose the constraining work it accomplishes and the exclusionary ideas about respectability that it promotes. To restore a lost past and point to a more inclusive future, they assert the worthiness of queer lives beyond dignity’s limits.

The Pizza Toad

The Pizza Toad
Author: Cory Lee Markert
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1633388212
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pizza Toad Book Excerpt:

Cory Markert's The Pizza Toad and Other Poems is a wonderful book of poems with accompanying commentaries. The poems are based on Mr. Markert's observations, brainstorming, and imagination. This book includes funny, witty, and moving poems that are sure to please almost all ages. The poems are long, short and medium in length. This book also contains sixty beautiful, full-color illustrations by three talented artists.

Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah

Nancy Hillis  The Vamp of Savannah
Author: Nancy Lee Hillis
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN: 1460279719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Hillis The Vamp of Savannah Book Excerpt:

Filled with intrigue and juicy stories, The Vamp of Savannah tells the story of one of Savannah's most colorful characters, Ms. Nancy Hillis. Now with ALS, Miss Hillis is telling the real story of Mandy Nichols, her character in the best selling book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. From her partnership with the piano playing, loving scoundrel Joe Odom in Sweet Georgia Browns, the hot jazz club in Savannah, Georgia; to her escapades with Minerva, the Voodoo Priestess; to her reign as a national beauty queen; and her heartbreaking dealings with the molestation of her son; Nancy tells it all--the good and not so good. You will laugh, cry and be amazed to read the story of this remarkable woman whose motto is "never, never, never give up."

The Ghost in the Plantation A Nancy Keene Mystery

The Ghost in the Plantation  A Nancy Keene Mystery
Author: Louise Hathaway
Publsiher: Louise Hathaway
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2014-03-30
ISBN: 1301843644
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost in the Plantation A Nancy Keene Mystery Book Excerpt:

Do you like Nancy Drew? Do you like New Orleans? If so, you will enjoy this humorous and PG-rated story that especially targets women baby boomers who grew up reading and loving the Nancy Drew series. The teenage sleuth in this story goes on vacation with her father and friends to the French Quarter. What starts out as a sight-seeing trip changes into a murder/mystery when a docent at Oak Alley Plantation is murdered. Part travelogue, part ghost story, this book mixes voodoo, ghosts, and bayous into a spicy gumbo of a whodunit. Here's what reviewers are saying about this book: She follows the clues and the mystery is solved in a satisfying way. Having recently visited New Orleans, I was intrigued by the description of the city, especially the French Quarter." “I found the mystery interesting but also enjoyed reading of the sites in New Orleans.”