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Usher's Passing

By Robert McCammon
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 145323151X
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 720
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Poe’s classic tale lives on in this gothic novel of ancestral madness in the mountains of modern-day North Carolina, from a New York Times–bestselling author. Ever since Edgar Allan Poe looted a family’s ignoble secret history for his classic story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” living in the shadow of that sick dynasty has been an inescapable scourge for generations of Usher descendants. But not for horror novelist Rix Usher. Years ago, he fled the isolated family estate of Usherland in the menacing North Carolina hills to pursue his writing career. He promised never to return. But his father’s impending death has brought Rix back home to assume the role of Usher patriarch—and face his worst fears. His arrival forces him to confront a devious and impassive family and his vulnerable sister’s slow descent into insanity. Stirring memories of the grim folktales born out of the surrounding Briartop Mountains and the terrifying legends of missing children, Rix knows that in the dark, twisted corridors of Usherland, that dreadful something he saw as a young boy is still there. It’s waiting for him, as decayed and undying as the Usher heritage, and more depraved than anything Poe could have imagined. This eerie novel by the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song and Boy’s Life is “a frightening pleasure” and a worthy tribute to the master who inspired it (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

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The Color of Change

By Pernell D. Saulsberry Sr.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1499032404
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: the-color-of-change.pdf

Book Summary:

My name is Pernell Demetrius Saulsberry Sr and I was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 23rd, 1964; I am the older of two males. I was raised between two historical cites; three blocks from Mason Temple and five blocks from the Lorraine Motel during the civil rights movement. Growing up in Memphis in the 60’s and 70’s as a young African American was challenging because I was in the middle of two generations with different views of African American’s place in America. My grandparents were old southerners raised in Mississippi during the 20’s and 30’s with little civil rights. My mother’s siblings were college graduates and civil rights activist. The views of both generations help shape me and give me direction but more important to me give me a since of pride for myself and respect for all. I am a widow and the father of four children. I am an artist with a degree in business and will graduate with a bachelor degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Memphis in 2014.

Refuge

By Anne Booth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316362239
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 538
  • File Pdf: refuge.pdf

Book Summary:

This timely gift book offers a moving new perspective on the nativity story-evoking the struggle of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus as refugees traveling in a strange land, seeking the protection and kindness of strangers. Everyone may already know the story of how Jesus was humbly born in a manger, but Refuge is a lyrical depiction of what came next: the new family's travels through the desert, fleeing Herod's soldiers in order to find a safe place to welcome their son into the world. A poetic and refreshing look at the classic Christmas story that's never been more relevant, Refuge asks readers to consider the modern day implications of being forced to flee your home country.

They Thirst

By Robert McCammon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453231498
  • Pages : 468
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 803
  • File Pdf: they-thirst.pdf

Book Summary:

A vampire turns Los Angeles into a city of the dead in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song. The Kronsteen castle, a gothic monstrosity, looms over Los Angeles. Built during Hollywood’s golden age for a long-dead screen idol with a taste for the macabre, it stands as a decaying reminder of the past. Since the owner’s murder, no living thing has ever again taken up residence. But it isn’t abandoned. Prince Conrad Vulkan, Hungarian master of the vampires, as old as the centuries, calls it home. His plan is to replace all humankind with his kind. And he’s starting with the psychotic dregs of society in the City of Angels. The number of victims is growing night after night, and so is Vulkan’s legion of the dead. As a glittering city bleeds into a necropolis, a band of vampire hunters takes action: an avenging young boy who saw his parents devoured; a television star whose lover has an affinity for the supernatural; a dying priest chosen by God to defend the world; a female reporter investigating a rash of cemetery desecrations; and LAPD homicide detective Andy Palatazin, an immigrant who survived a vampire attack in his native Hungary when he was child and has been hunting evil across the globe for decades. Palatazin knows that to stop the Prince of Darkness, one must invade his nest. He knows it’s also a suicide mission. But it’s the only way to save the city—and the world—from vampire domination. “Suspenseful, exciting, and visceral,” They Thirst is one of the earliest novels by the versatile author of such masterpieces as Boy’s Life, The Wolf’s Hour, and the Matthew Corbett series (Kirkus Reviews).

The Five

By Robert McCammon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1466820853
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: the-five.pdf

Book Summary:

Robert McCammon's first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever. This is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five reaffirms McCammon's position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gene Factor

By Sanford J. Ritchey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1425195911
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 888
  • File Pdf: gene-factor.pdf

Book Summary:

As Jason Spradlin strives to gain tenure and start his new career at a research university, opposition from a senior professor in Biology becomes personal and dangerous. Jason's research into gene therapy is challenged by Jefferson Bell on ethical and moral issues. When the faculty fails to support Bell's demands that Jason's work be stopped, Bell and a local minister hire thugs to sabotage Jason. The destruction of scientific equipment, vandalism of the vivarium, and the firebombing of Jason's laboratory fail to deter him. An attempt to murder Jason backfires and an elderly neighbor is killed. Jason obtains an NIH grant and joins with an investigator in the Medical School to correct genetic defects in two children with Wilson's disease. He and his graduate students work through the intricacies of locating the defects and making corrections. They discover the disease involves as many as five genetic errors, all of which must be corrected. Jason's life is complicated through a brief affair with Elizabeth, a sensuous graduate student, before he discovers the love of his life, Lucy Bacon, a faculty in English. When neither the department head nor the police believe Bell is behind destructive acts, Jason, with Elizabeth's help sets out to find evidence. After Elizabeth is kidnapped and Lucy is almost killed, Bell and his cronies are brought to trial and found guilty. The book will interest readers of intrigue and mystery with a particular attraction to those interested in higher education and science. The manuscript address a topic currently in the headlines with genetic therapy promising to cure diseases, nut raising ethical questions about how far science should be permitted to go.

Faith and Madness

By Sarah Slagle Arnold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1621894207
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: faith-and-madness.pdf

Book Summary:

Nobody loves a father like his daughter. That truth comes through powerfully in this memoir. Sarah was enchanted by her father; she loved him with all her young heart. But when she turned five, her father began to do strange things. His bizarre behavior ultimately cost him his job at a major pharmacy in Detroit. The time was the 1930s, with no medication for manic depressive disorder. Sarah joins forces with her mother and younger brother to contain the psychosis that with repeated hospitalizations relentlessly tightens its hold on her father. When she is seven, she watches her father's third episode of mania mount and vows never to let this happen to her--she would be strong with a faith like her valiant mother's. Nevertheless, when Sarah entered her second year at Wayne State University, she was gripped by severe depression and anorexia that almost took her life. Had she inherited her father's illness? Or had challenges to her Christian faith during her first year of university caused this depression? No one knew. The help of a department store, an astute psychiatrist, and an Anglican priest illustrate the interplay between financial, psychological, and spiritual resources in unraveling the mystery of Sarah's depression.

A Noël Killing

By M. L. Longworth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525505830
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: a-noël-killing.pdf

Book Summary:

Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Verlaque and Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive. Provençal Mystery Series #8 Antoine Verlaque, examining magistrate for the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence, doesn't like Christmas. The decorations appear in the shops far too early, festive tourists swarm the streets, and his beloved Cours Mirabeau is lined with chalets selling what he regards as tacky trinkets. But his wife and partner Marine Bonnet is determined to make this a Christmas they can both enjoy, beginning with the carol sing at the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, a beautiful service in a packed church. Just as the holiday cheer is in full swing, a man is poisoned, sending the community into a tailspin. The list of suspects, Verlaque and Bonnet quickly discover, almost fills the church itself, from the visiting vendors at the Christmas fair to the victim’s unhappy wife and his disgruntled business partner. In A Noël Killing, with the help of an ever-watchful young woman named France, the pair must solve the murder while the spirit of the season attempts to warm Verlaque’s stubborn heart. “Full of gourmet meals, silky wines, and sumptuous homes, these cozy mysteries transport you to the south of France . . . Perfect for the gourmands or Francophiles in your life.” —Slate

Confessions of a Professional Gummy Bear Giver Outer

By Brandon Boswell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781450250061
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 643
  • File Pdf: confessions-of-a-professional-gummy-bear-giver-outer.pdf

Book Summary:

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Like many people, Brandon Boswell asked himself this question throughout his childhood, but he never imagined that when he did grow up, he would become a professional gummy bear giver outer. Confessions of a Professional Gummy Bear Giver Outer is a collection of stories from Brandon Boswell, who, using his faith and humor, shares experiences about growing up in eastern North Carolina, including an in-depth (and hilarious) look at the life of a product demonstrator (a.k.a. a professional gummy bear giver outer) in a retail store. Born legally blind, Brandon has never given up on his dream of writing. He hopes to encourage people, especially those who face the challenges of being physically disabled, to trust in God, never give up on their dreams, and learn to laugh at the situations life throws at us. Brandon is also the author of Raising Prayers, Not Hell: Life through the Eyes of a Christian Teenager (2001) and My Personal Journey on the Road of Life (2007).

What Moves the Dead

By T. Kingfisher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire
  • Isbn : 1250830788
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 398
  • File Pdf: what-moves-the-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

From the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones comes a gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Fall of the House of Usher." When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves. Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

WILD

By Sam Usher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787418146
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 848
  • File Pdf: wild.pdf

Book Summary:

Grandad and Boy look after a cat for a friend. Boy does lots of reading up about what cats like, but the cat is having none of it. And then it runs off into the wild, leading Grandad and Boy into a wild jungle fantasy adventure of their own. The second title in Sam Usher's new quartet of books where a boy and his grandad explore the natural world.

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book

By Frank Caiafa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698136063
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: the-waldorf-astoria-bar-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Essential for the home bar cocktail enthusiast and the professional bartender alike “The textbook for a new generation.” —Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of The Bar Book “A true classic in its own right . . . that will be used as a reference for the next 100 years and more.” —Gaz Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology 2017 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION BOOK AWARD NOMINEE: BEVERAGE 2017 SPIRITED AWARD® NOMINEE: BEST NEW COCKTAIL & BARTENDING BOOK Frank Caiafa—bar manager of the legendary Peacock Alley bar in the Waldorf Astoria—stirs in recipes, history, and how-to while serving up a heady mix of the world’s greatest cocktails. Learn to easily prepare pre-Prohibition classics such as the original Manhattan, or daiquiris just as Hemingway preferred them. Caiafa also introduces his own award-winning creations, including the Cole Porter, an enhanced whiskey sour named for the famous Waldorf resident. Each recipe features tips and variations along with notes on the drink’s history, so you can master the basics, then get adventurous—and impress fellow drinkers with fascinating cocktail trivia. The book also provides advice on setting up your home bar and scaling up your favorite recipe for a party. Since it first opened in 1893, the Waldorf Astoria New York has been one of the world’s most iconic hotels, and Peacock Alley its most iconic bar. Whether you’re a novice who’s never adventured beyond a gin and tonic or an expert looking to expand your repertoire, The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book is the only cocktail guide you need on your shelf.