Fiction

The Ghost of Molly Holt

Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521465615

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 3445

"Molly Holt is dead. There's nothing to fear in this house." When three teenagers set out to explore an abandoned house in the middle of a forest, they think they've found the location where the infamous Molly Holt video was filmed. They've found much more than that... FROM THE AUTHOR OF ASYLUM, HAUNTED AND THE NIGHT GIRL. Tim doesn't believe in ghosts, but he has a crush on a girl who does. That's why he ends up taking her out to the house, and it's also why he lets her take his only flashlight. But as they explore the house together, Tim and Becky start to realize that something else might be lurking in the shadows. Something that, ten years ago, suffered unimaginable pain. Something that won't rest until a terrible wrong has been put right. THE GHOST OF MOLLY HOLT is a horror novel a boy who refuses to believe in ghosts, even as the evidence mounts all around him. But as darkness creeps into the house, will he be able to hold his nerve? Or will he finally have to accept that Molly Holt has risen from her unmarked grave in search of revenge?
Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Saw a Ghost

The Life and Work of Henry Fonda

Author: Devin McKinney

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5531

The first major biography of the iconic actor Henry Fonda, a story of stardom, manhood, and the American character Henry Fonda's performances—in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Lady Eve, 12 Angry Men, On Golden Pond—helped define "American" in the twentieth century. He worked with movie masters from Ford and Sturges to Hitchcock and Leone. He was a Broadway legend. He fought in World War II and was loved the world over. Yet much of his life was rage and struggle. Why did Fonda marry five times—tempestuously to actress Margaret Sullavan, tragically to heiress Frances Brokaw, mother of Jane and Peter? Was he a man of integrity, worthy of the heroes he played, or the harsh father his children describe, the iceman who went onstage hours after his wife killed herself? Why did suicide shadow his life and art? What memories troubled him so? McKinney's Fonda is dark, complex, fascinating, and a product of glamour and acclaim, early losses and Midwestern demons—a man haunted by what he'd seen, and by who he was.

The Adventures of Molly Whuppie

And Other Appalachian Folktales: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Author: Anne Shelby

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442994525

Category:

Page: 192

View: 2068

Molly didn't know what to say after all that, so she just didn't say anything, which was probably the best course. The old woman put the poem back in her pocket and in its place came up with a silver needle and a spool of gold thread, which she handed to Molly. ''Thank you,'' Molly said, but to tell the truth she was a little disappointed. She was hoping for something more useful. ''Is that all?'' she asked ''That and this,'' the old woman replied, and before anybody could stop her she began to recite another poem: Gold and silver, sun and sea / Love and courage set them free. And then she was gone. And so Molly went on her way, ever closer to the ogre's dark den. And she found it the only way she could, by falling in it herself. --- from ''Molly and the Ogre Who Would Not Pick Up''
Literary Criticism

The ghost of tradition

expansive poetry and postmodernism

Author: Kevin Walzer

Publisher: Story Line Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 6797

This compelling book, the first to offer detailed analysis of Expansive Poetry's leading poets, takes readers inside the most influential movement in American poetry since the Beats. Praised and debated in the Times Literary Supplement, The Hudson Review, The Wall Street Journal, American Poetry Review, and hundreds of other international publications, Expansive Poetry has unquestionably shaped the canon, won new readers, and brought back readers who turned away from poetry decades ago.
American literature

Elective Affinities

A Study in the Sources and Intertexts of Joyce Carol Oates's Short Fiction

Author: P. Sreelakshmi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 153

View: 9281

Fiction

Men Made In American mega-bundle 2

Pros and Cons\To Tame A Wolf\The Wolf and the Woman's Touch\Warrior's Embrace\Choices\Montana Lawman

Author: Bethany Campbell,Anne McAllister,Ingrid Weaver,Peggy Webb,Annette Broadrick,Allison Leigh

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426809263

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3852

Men Made In American mega-bundle 2 by Bethany Campbell,Anne McAllister,Ingrid Weaver,Peggy Webb,Annette Broadrick released on Nov 1, 2007 is available now for purchase.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ghosts and goblins

stories for Halloween

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

View: 9289

Reference

Canadian Who's Who 2009

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 4621

Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.
Children's periodicals, American

Our Boys and Girls

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's periodicals, American

Page: N.A

View: 4150

Copyright

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 9862

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Fiction

Die Geschichte meiner Zähne

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 612

Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.
Fiction

Lincoln im Bardo

Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4008

Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?
Literary Collections

The Story About the Story

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1935639692

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 9842

The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Books kids will sit still for 3

a read-aloud guide

Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9781591581635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 915

View: 8071

Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.
Fiction

Abschied für Anfänger

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992006

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4626

Als Aaron Dorothy kennenlernt, eine schlagfertige, selbstbewusste Ärztin, ist es für ihn, als ob ein frischer Wind durch sein Leben wehen würde. Die beiden heiraten bald und führen eine glückliche Ehe. Doch Dorothy wird von einem Baum, der auf ihr Haus stürzt, getroffen und stirbt - und Aaron, Mitte dreißig, erstarrt in Trauer. Nur ihre Rückkehr von den Toten - die erstaunlicherweise niemand sonst wahrzunehmen scheint - hilft ihm, über die Runden zu kommen. Während er seiner Arbeit als Lektor von "Handbüchern für Anfänger" nachgeht, beginnt er zu verstehen, dass er selbst ein Anfänger ist: Er muss Schritt für Schritt lernen, was es heißt, Abschied zu nehmen.

Inishowen-Blues

Roman

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596153756

Category:

Page: 476

View: 6046

Gui-Gui, das kleine Entodil

Author: Zhiyuan Chen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407760814

Category:

Page: 40

View: 7970

Entodil, was nun? Ein grosses braunes Ei kollert abwärts durch einen Wald und über eine Wiese, bis es in einem Nest mit drei weiteren, sehr viel kleineren Eiern landet. Das Nest gehört einer Ente, die sich nicht vom Grössenunterschied der Eier stören lässt, sondern weiter brütet. Schliesslich schlüpfen die Entenküken aus. Alle sind vom Aussehen her verschieden. Aus dem vierten Ei schlüpft ein kleines Krokodil "Gui-Gui". Die fünf bilden eine Familie, akzeptieren und lieben einander. Bis drei Krokodile auftauchen und Gui-Gui weismachen wollen, wie er sich als "richtiges Krokodil" zu betragen hat. Er soll seine Entenfamilie in eine Falle führen. Gui-Gui und den Enten gelingt es zum Glück, die Krokodile zu überlisten und in die Flucht zu schlagen. Auf den guten Text, der perfekt mit den Bildern übereinstimmt, kann beim Anschauen auch verzichtet werden, denn die einfachen Illustrationen in gedeckten Farben und klaren Konturen besitzen eine sehr hohe Aussagekraft. Auf den verschiedenen Seiten lassen sich zusätzlich mit viel Spass wiederkehrende kleine Details finden. Ein herrliches Bilderbuch! Ab 4 Jahren, *****, Jeanne Locher-Polier.