I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 914
Release: 1998-06-03
ISBN: 9780060391621
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know This Much Is True Book Excerpt:

With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much Is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of forgiveness. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal--this novel is a contemporary retelling of an ancient Hindu myth. A proud king must confront his demons to achieve salvation. Change yourself, the myth instructs, and you will inhabit a renovated world. When you're the same brother of a schizophrenic identical twin, the tricky thing about saving yourself is the blood it leaves on your bands--the little inconvenience of the look-alike corpse at your feet. And if you're into both survival of the fittest and being your brother's keeper--if you've promised your dying mother--then say so long to sleep and hello to the middle of the night. Grab a book or a beer. Get used to Letterman's gap-toothed smile of the absurd, or the view of the bedroom ceiling, or the influence of random selection. Take it from a godless insomniac. Take it from the uncrazy twin--the guy who beat the biochemical rap. Dominick Birdsey's entire life has been compromised and constricted by anger and fear, by the paranoid schizophrenic twin brother he both deeply loves and resents, and by the past they shared with their adoptive father, Ray, a spit-and-polish ex-Navy man (the five-foot-six-inch sleeping giant who snoozed upstairs weekdays in the spare room and built submarines at night), and their long-suffering mother, Concettina, a timid woman with a harelip that made her shy and self-conscious: She holds a loose fist to her face to cover her defective mouth--her perpetual apology to the world for a birth defect over which she'd had no control. Born in the waning moments of 1949 and the opening minutes of 1950, the twins are physical mirror images who grow into separate yet connected entities: the seemingly strong and protective yet fearful Dominick, his mother's watchful "monkey"; and the seemingly weak and sweet yet noble Thomas, his mother's gentle "bunny." From childhood, Dominick fights for both separation and wholeness--and ultimately self-protection--in a house of fear dominated by Ray, a bully who abuses his power over these stepsons whose biological father is a mystery. I was still afraid of his anger but saw how he punished weakness--pounced on it. Out of self-preservation I hid my fear, Dominick confesses. As for Thomas, he just never knew how to play defense. He just didn't get it. But Dominick's talent for survival comes at an enormous cost, including the breakup of his marriage to the warm, beautiful Dessa, whom he still loves. And it will be put to the ultimate test when Thomas, a Bible-spouting zealot, commits an unthinkable act that threatens the tenuous balance of both his and Dominick's lives. To save himself, Dominick must confront not only the pain of his past but the dark secrets he has locked deep within himself, and the sins of his ancestors--a quest that will lead him beyond the confines of his blue-collar New England town to the volcanic foothills of Sicily 's Mount Etna, where his ambitious and vengefully proud grandfather and a namesake Domenico Tempesta, the sostegno del famiglia, was born. Each of the stories Ma told us about Papa reinforced the message that he was the boss, that he ruled the roost, that what he said went. Searching for answers, Dominick turns to the whispers of the dead, to the pages of his grandfather's handwritten memoir, The History of Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, a Great Man from Humble Beginnings. Rendered with touches of magic realism, Domenico's fablelike tale--in which monkeys enchant and religious statues weep--becomes the old man's confession--an unwitting legacy of contrition that reveals the truth's of Domenico's life, Dominick learns that power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed, and now, picking through the humble shards of his deconstructed life, he will search for the courage and love to forgive, to expiate his and his ancestors' transgressions, and finally to rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his twin. Set against the vivid panoply of twentieth-century America and filled with richly drawn, memorable characters, this deeply moving and thoroughly satisfying novel brings to light humanity's deepest needs and fears, our aloneness, our desire for love and acceptance, our struggle to survive at all costs. Joyous, mystical, and exquisitely written, I Know This Much Is True is an extraordinary reading experience that will leave no reader untouched.

This Much I Know is True

This Much I Know is True
Author: Rev. Mary Francis Drake
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-11-14
ISBN: 1329461916
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Much I Know is True Book Excerpt:

'This Much I Know is True' is a work of the heart. Through essays on the nature of love and life, and mystical poetry to nourish the soul, Mary Francis Drake offers a refreshing, uplifting experience to be contemplated and assimilated into the being of the reader. Relish the short but rich reminders of spiritual truths and the deep, nourishing poetry which reminds us of our ultimate source and purpose; Love. May the peace of these words descend upon your heart, mind and soul and bring you home to your Self.

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 9780061745799
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know This Much Is True Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection "Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling—with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget." — USA Today Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself—a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily’s Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin. I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—an unforgettable masterpiece.

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook The Eighties

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook  The Eighties
Author: Wise Publications
Publsiher: Wise Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-06-10
ISBN: 178323203X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook The Eighties Book Excerpt:

Now, with The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: The Eighties you can play eighty songs ranging from stadium rock to synth pop, indie to power ballads, from the best artists of the era. Each song is arranged in the original keys, complete with full lyrics, guitar chord boxes and a playing guide. The songlist includes : - Babooshka [Kate Bush] - Brothers In Arms [Dire Straits] - Call Me [Blondie] - Christine [Siouxsie & The Banshees] - Crazy Crazy Nights [Kiss] - Faith [George Michael] - Good Thing [Fine Young Cannibals] - Heaven [Bryan Adams] - Heaven Is A Place On Earth [Belinda Carlisle] - I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts] - (Just Like) Starting Over [John Lennon] - Let’s Dance [David Bowie] - Made Of Stone [The Stone Roses] - One [Metallica] - Pale Shelter [Tears For Fears] - Pure [The Lightning Seeds] - Purple Rain [Prince] - Save A Prayer [Duran Duran] - Should I Stay Or Should I Go [The Clash] - There She Goes [The La’s] - Thriller [Michael Jackson] - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go [Wham!] - The Winner Takes It All [ABBA] - You Can Call Me Al [Paul Simon] - You Shook Me All Night Long [AC/DC] And many more!

101 No 1 Hits for Buskers

101 No 1 Hits for Buskers
Author: Wise Publications
Publsiher: Wise Publications
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN: 0857129309
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 No 1 Hits for Buskers Book Excerpt:

The Number one companion for Buskers, presented with melody line, lyrics and chords, this songbook can be used by piano, keyboard and guitar players alike, as well as singers. Containing a collection of 101 of your favourite No.1 hits, this book provides excellent value for money.

The This Much is True 15 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking

The This Much is True   15 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking
Author: James Quinn
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN: 1408132532
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The This Much is True 15 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking Book Excerpt:

Interest in documentary filmmaking has never been greater. There are more documentaries now playing in mainstream cinemas than ever before. The Documentary Masterclass offers an engaging insight into the techniques of ten leading documentary directors.

This Much Is True

This Much Is True
Author: Tina Chaulk
Publsiher: Breakwater Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781894377188
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Much Is True Book Excerpt:

Is it okay to tell a lie? Lisa Simms thinks so. Lisa leaves her small town and moves to the big city to find work and her letters home tell of an ordered life and success at work. The reality, however, is rather different. From crazy days at work, to disappointing love affairs, from dealing with death to discovering love, Lisa takes the reader on a ride of laughter and tears as the fiction of each letter dissolves into the roller coaster of life. this much is true is a romp through the 1980s, about a fish out of water struggling to find her place in the world all while sheltering her parents from the truth. Visit Tina's Website, www.tinachaulk.com, for more information on the author and her works.

The Hour I First Believed

The Hour I First Believed
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0061980315
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hour I First Believed Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller The profound and compelling story of a personal quest for meaning and faith from Wally Lamb, #1 New York Times bestselling author of She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True “The beauty of The Hour I First Believed, a soaring novel as amazingly graceful as the classic hymn that provides the title, is that Lamb never loses sight of the spark of human resilience. . . . Lamb’s wonderful novel offers us the promise and power of hope.” —Miami Herald When 47-year-old high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his younger wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, Caelum returns home to Connecticut to be with his aunt who has just had a stroke. But Maureen finds herself in the school library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed, as two vengeful students go on a murderous rampage. Miraculously she survives, but at a cost: she is unable to recover from the trauma. Caelum and Maureen flee Colorado and return to an illusion of safety at the Quirk family farm back east. But the effects of chaos are not so easily put right, and further tragedy ensues. In The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb travels well beyond his earlier work and embodies in his fiction myth, psychology, family history stretching back many generations, and the questions of faith that lie at the heart of everyday life. The result is an extraordinary tour de force, at once a meditation on the human condition and an unflinching yet compassionate evocation of character.

A Library of American Literature

A Library of American Literature
Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman,Ellen Mackay Hutchinson
Publsiher: New York : C.L. Webster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Library of American Literature Book Excerpt:

I ll Take You There

I ll Take You There
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 9780062656308
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I ll Take You There Book Excerpt:

In this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb—author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels including She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, and We Are Water—weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it. I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There’s his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.

How Apportionment of District Money is Associated with Differences in the Grade 8 Mathematics and Reading Achievement Scores for Minnesota Students

How Apportionment of District Money is Associated with Differences in the Grade 8 Mathematics and Reading Achievement Scores for Minnesota Students
Author: MaryJo O'Connell Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Apportionment of District Money is Associated with Differences in the Grade 8 Mathematics and Reading Achievement Scores for Minnesota Students Book Excerpt:

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 901
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780061098123
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know This Much Is True Book Excerpt:

Dominick Birdsey's entire life has been compromised and constricted by anger and fear, by the paranoid schizophrenic twin brother he both deeply loves and resents, and by the past they shared with their adoptive father, and their long-suffering mother, Concettina, a timid woman with a harelip that made her shy and self-conscious.

We Are Water LP

We Are Water LP
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: HarperLuxe
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 9780062278562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Water LP Book Excerpt:

Annie Oh—wife, mother, and artist—has shaken her family to its core. After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success. The two plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But this provokes mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives. Told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist Annie; her psychologist ex-husband, Orion; their do-gooder daughter Ariane and her rebellious twin, Andrew; and the free-spirited youngest Marissa—We Are Water is vintage Wally Lamb: a compulsively readable and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways we search for love and meaning in our lives.

I ll Fly Away

I ll Fly Away
Author: Wally Lamb,I'll Fly Away contributors
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 9780061626395
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I ll Fly Away Book Excerpt:

For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to face their fears and failures and begin to imagine better lives. Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of their essays, was published in 2003 to great critical acclaim. With I'll Fly Away, Lamb offers readers a new volume of intimate pieces from the York workshop. Startling, heartbreaking, and inspiring, these stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each illuminates an important core truth: that a life can be altered through self-awareness and the power of the written word.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forthcoming Books Book Excerpt:

The Thin Places

The Thin Places
Author: Judi Benson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bereavement
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thin Places Book Excerpt:

Wishin and Hopin

Wishin  and Hopin
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN: 0061941018
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wishin and Hopin Book Excerpt:

In Wally Lamb’s pitch perfect new novel, it is 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone’s turntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade—easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he’s never going to forget.

We Are Water

We Are Water
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 9780061941023
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Water Book Excerpt:

Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

I Know This Much

I Know This Much
Author: Gary Kemp
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2010
ISBN: 000732331X
Category: Neoromanticism (Music)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know This Much Book Excerpt:

`A classic. Really sets a new standard for rock memoirs' Paul Du Noyecr --

She s Come Undone

She s Come Undone
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1998-06-01
ISBN: 9780671021009
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She s Come Undone Book Excerpt:

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.