Adultery

Be My Knife

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Adultery

Page: 307

View: 496

We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it; the truth. I want to be able to say to myself, 'I bled truth with her,' yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you. An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them; and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions- of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair; a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose guarded letters reveal a life of duplicity; and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, Be My Knife explores the nature and limits of intimacy. A departure from David Grossman's previous work, Be My Knife is his subtlest, most passionate novel yet.
Fiction

Be My Knife

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 830

The international bestseller: a compelling love story from the leading Israeli novelist of his generation "We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it--the truth. I want to be able to say to myself, 'I bled truth with her,' yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you." An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them--and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair--a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose complex, guarded letters reveal a life of secrets kept from the people closest to him--and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, Be My Knife explores the nature and the limits of intimacy. A deep departure from David Grossman's previous work, Be My Knife is his subtlest, most passionate novel yet.
Fiction

Be My Knife

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 719

'We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it - the truth I want to be able to say to myself, "I bled truth with her," yes, that's what I want. Be a knife for me, and I, I swear, will be a knife for you.' An awkward, neurotic seller of rare books writes a desperate letter to a beautiful stranger whom he sees at a class reunion. This simple, lonely attempt at seduction begins a love affair of words between Yair and Miriam, two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfied with their lives, yearning for the connection that has always eluded them - and, eventually, reawakened to feelings that they thought had passed them by. Their correspondence unfolds into an exchange of their most naked confessions: of desire, childhood tragedies, joys, and humiliations. Through the dialogue between Yair - a family man and surprisingly successful adulterer, whose guarded letters reveal a life of duplicity - and Miriam, at first deceptively open and warm, who fills her life with distraction to avoid a past full of painful secrets, BE MY KNIFE explores the nature and the limits of intimacy.
Adventure stories

With My Knife

Author: Andrew Lansdown

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 138

View: 108

It is the best knife Colyn has ever seen. He finds it by chance, buried in the potato paddock where he is working with his father, and immediately he knows that he has wanted a knife of his own for a long time. It is special. It is his knife. But is it really chance that has led him to its discovery? Colyn soon learns that there is not only beauty in the knife, but magic too; and with magic come power and danger. For, with his knife, Colyn opens a doorway into a mysterious otherworld, and here he becomes involved in an adventure more exciting and more perilous than he could ever have imagined.
Self-Help

THE KA-BAR KNIFE COMBAT MANUAL

Author: James Loriega

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 82

View: 515

The United States Marine Corps does not have this manual-or any manual on the combat use of the Ka-Bar knife. This, however, is not because they lack a structured knife combat method for training new recruits, or because the method is in any way secret or classified. They have a structured method, and it's not secret or classified. They just don't teach from a manual! Why? Simply because Marine Combat Instructors have their knife combat method internalized. They can teach it in their sleep, they can use the knife without even waking up-and they want Marine recruits to know this method in the same manner. Not to learn it-to internalize it. To own it! Because they won't have a manual with them when they need this knowledge to save their lives. Learn what they already know!

Wide Awake

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 367

Vols. 12-13 include the separately paged supplement: Warlock o'Glenwarlock... By George Macdonald.
History

War to the Knife

Author: Thomas Goodrich

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 888

Marching armies, cavalry raids, guerilla warfare, massacres, towns and farms in flames—the American Civil War, 1861-1865? No—Kansas, 1854-1861. Before there was Bull Run or Gettysburg, there was Black Jack and Osawatomie. Long before events at Fort Sumter ignited the War Between the States, men fought and died on the Prairies of Kansas over the incendiary issue of slavery. “War to the knife and knife to the hilt,” cried the Atchison Squatter Sovereign. “ Let the watchword be ‘Extermination, total and complete.’” In 1854 a shooting war developed between proslavery men in Missouri and free-staters in Kansas over control of the territory. The prize was whether it would be a slave or free state when admitted to the Union, a question that could decide the balance of power in Washington. Told in the unforgettable words of the men and women involved, War to the Knife is an absorbing account of a bloody episode soon spread east, events in “Bleeding Kansas” have largely been forgotten. But as historian Thomas Goodrich reveals in this compelling saga, what America’s “first civil war” lacked in numbers it more than made up for in ferocity. War to the Knife is a riveting story of blood, fire, and death. It is also a story with an impressive cast of characters: Robert E Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman, Sara Robinson, Jeb Stuart, Abraham Lincoln, Horace Greeley, Julia Lovejoy, William F. Cody. These and more step forward to tell their tale. And casting his long, dark shadow over al is the strange, haunting figure of John Brown—hailed as a prophet by some, denounced as a madman by others.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Fist Stick Knife Gun

Author: Geoffrey Canada

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 179

Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In this candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner. "If you wonder how a fourteen-year-old can shoot another child his own age in the head and then go home to dinner," Canada writes, "you need to know you don't get there in a day, or week, or month. It takes years of preparation to be willing to commit murder, to be willing to kill or die for a corner, a color, or a leather jacket."
Fiction

Cut of the Knife

Author: Faye Lagen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 242

Devastated by divorce, Sophie irrationally believes the end of her marriage reflects a personal failure. When she is drawn into the world of Nick Bergman, she thinks shes met the Prince Charming of her dreams. Champagne, flowers, and romance obscure Nicks dark side. Basing her decisions on emotion rather than her true values, Sophie strives to please Nick beyond all reason. Unable to say no to Nicks scheming, she is drawn deeper and deeper into his world of drugs and abuse, from which there seems to be no escape. Then, diagnosed with a brain tumor and knowing the losses surgery could bring, Sophie is finally forced to come to terms with her life in ways she could never have imagined. Determined to put an end to her marriage as the abuse worsens, Sophie vows if she survives surgery, she will fight with every ounce of strength she has left to be free of her abuser.
Fiction

Twas the Knife Before Christmas

Author: Jacqueline Frost

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 675

A Christmas delight, ’Twas the Knife Before Christmas will charm the stockings off readers of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier. It’s out of the cupcake tin, into the fire for Holly White’s best friend, Caroline. Can Holly clear Caroline’s name in time to go caroling? When a body turns up in a larger-than-life candy bowl filled with peppermints on the town square, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend Caroline is the main suspect. Everyone in town, including Mistletoe, Maine’s sheriff, saw Caroline fighting with the victim on the night of his death. Worse, a custom kitchen knife, engraved with Caroline's initials was found with him. Now, just ten days before Christmas, Holly’s up to her jingle bells in holiday shenanigans and in desperate need of a miracle. Juggling extra shifts at her family’s Christmas tree farm and making enough gingerbread jewelry to satisfy the crowd is already more than she can handle―and now she has to find time to clear her best friend of murder. Add in her budding relationship with the sheriff, and a personal stalker dressed as Santa Claus, and Holly’s ready to fly south until springtime. But her Sherpa-lined mittens come off when Caroline is taken into custody. Can Holly wrap up the case in time for Christmas...even after she gains the true killer’s attention? Find out in ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s second pine-scented Christmas Tree Farm mystery.
Art

Painting Knife Explained

Author: Daryl Urig

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 82

View: 336

Bring out the fun and expressive nature of painting using the painting knife. The benefits are explained with many step-by-step images, paintings, painting exercises plus examples of how to hold and use the painting knife. I thoroughly enjoy all of the diverseness and simplicity of painting with the painting knife. It has helped me understand the art of painting more than any other tool.
Fiction

Long Knife

Author: James Alexander Thom

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 896

A legend. A warrior. A hero. A classic American epic. Two centuries ago, with the support of the young Revolutionary government, George Rogers Clark led a small but fierce army west from Virginia to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. He battled the British, forged friendships with French and Spanish settlers, and made treaties with many Indian tribes who revered the lanky, red-haired white man and called him Long Knife. He fell in love with the woman of his dreams, the beautiful Spanish maiden Teresa de Leyba. And George Rogers Clark was, in the end, bitterly betrayed by the same government he had so nobly served. Rich in the heroic characters, meticulously researched detail, and grand scale that have become James Alexander Thom’s trademarks, Long Knife, his first historical epic, is simply unforgettable.
Fiction

The Knife’s Edge

Author: Vivhan Rekhi

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

View: 847

A red cravat disappears from the scene of the crime. A Saudi Sheikh goes missing at sea. A charred corpse mysteriously appears 2000 feet above sea level. A son witnesses his mother’s most heinous crime. The Knife’s Edge is a collection of short murder mysteries that will shock, thrill and scintillate you by immersing you in the world of corporate espionage, vengeful ex-lovers, and murderous millionaires. Short, intense, and full of plot twists, these stories are ideal for readers who love a quick thrill that will keep them coming back for more.
Biography & Autobiography

Max the Knife

Author: Max Heeb, MD, FACS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 613

It was a balmy early September evening in 1998. The event was the annual fund-raiser for the Missouri Delta Medical Center, and I was the guest of honor; to receive a meritorious service award and recognition for services performed as a surgeon for more than four decades, as well as my work in various community projects and promotions. This was the second annual fund-raising event sponsored by the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation. The first one, the year before, had paid tribute to Judge Marshall Craig, a distinguished circuit court jurist, a legal icon in our region, and an all-American basketball player at the University of Missouri during his college days. It was my privilege to introduce the out-of-town special guests in attendance that had come to honor Judge Craig. The president of the University of Missouri, Dr. George Russell, originally from Bertrand, Missouri, a small town just east of Sikeston, and the renowned coach of the University of Missouri Tigers basketball team for more than twenty-five years, Coach Norman Stewart, had traveled down from Columbia, Missouri, to help honor Judge Craig.