This stark tale describes life in the early years of the 1900s. Yesterday's Tomorrows begins in 1906, when eight-year-old Ruth escapes a fire with her half-sister. However, the rest of her family perish in the blaze and the girls are taken in by their aunt and uncle. Ruth later leaves school to work in the local mill, where she falls for a young man named Billy. Like many couples, Ruth and Billy discuss their future and the children they intend to have. Their plans go awry when Billy enlists in World War I. He goes missing in France and is presumed dead. Meanwhile, Ruth meets another man but refuses a relationship with him until she is certain of Billy's fate. When Ruth learns that Billy was seriously injured, she goes to him and he tells her that he can no longer father children. Deeply in love, Ruth tells him that it doesn't matter and they marry. The Dark Secret comes into play when Ruth is ravished one night and becomes pregnant by her unknown assailant. Billy pretends that he is the father, but before the child is born Billy kills himself. What happens next includes startling revelations that will continue into the book's sequel. Will Ruth find a happy ending?
2012 was a year of financial crises and ecological disasters, of endings and forebodings. The world did not end on December 21st as the Mayan calendar predicted, but became the stage for new beginnings, utopian communities, protest groups and solidarity movements. The essays in this book form an intertextual space for negotiating meaningful facts and fictions with an aim to understanding the present. Discussions focus on utopia and dystopia from literature and film, not only within the framework of science fiction but also critical theory, gender politics and social sciences. The authors of these essays are international academics whose interest lies in utopian studies and who attended the 13th International Conference of Utopian Studies, “The Shape of Things to Come”, held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2012.
From Jules Verne to the Jetsons, from a 500-passenger flying wing to an anti-aircraft flying buzz-saw, the vision of the future as seen through the eyes of the past demonstrates the play of the American imagination on the canvas of the future.
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Even though he can't spend time in the warm waters of Belize, policeman Conrad Bishop is happy to spend time with his girlfriend, Amber, at a private beachfront home in Nantucket. After a tranquil evening walking the beach, Conrad wakes at 3:00 AM, turns on the television, and hears a disturbing news report about a deadly influenza plague-the direct result of a terrorist attack on the United States. Rushing into his bedroom, he finds his girlfriend unconscious and suffering from a high fever. When he tries to take her to the hospital, the town is in a panic. Cars clog the road, and he's forced to return to the beach house. Amber never regains consciousness, and by that evening, she is dead. Grief stricken, Bishop is suddenly thrust into a world that changes by the minute. Terrorists attack every major city in the United States with car bombs and invade American embassies overseas. With a small group of survivors, Conrad struggles to stay alive. His fight will take him to the very steps of the White House and have him waging a valiant crusade to keep a dying nation alive.
Prolific artist and poet Burt E. Pringle presents his sixth volume of poetry a volume that reveals his real and imaginary past, present, and future. Some selections are direct, personal, or reflective of the times and narrate the human condition in several voices, such as an observer, a lover, and the forlorn by exploring fantasies and making social comments. Meant to entertain, enlighten, inform, and heal, many of the works in this collection evoke vivid imagery, as in Dimming Fire. The dimming of the fire, / the dwindling of the flame, / the smoke ribbon's curl / ceases to ascend, / and love is lost / among the ashes. / Remembering Yesterdays Imagining Tomorrows expresses Pringle's thoughts on love, desires, anticipation, loss, and departing with hope for the unseen tomorrow. It's a collection from a man who values the gift of love late in life and who experiences peace of mind.
This is a fi ctional tale that contains slight spiritual messages and subtle social issues sprinkled into it. It is a love story between a young angry hateful shrimper who lives in the village of Edgewater which is located along the St. Johns River in northern Florida and a young Gullah woman who is from St. Helena Island off the Beaufort coast of South Carolina. A boating accident occurs out in the Atlantic Ocean in which Billie Barrett is washed ashore on Hunting Island, South Carolina. After medical attention is given to Billie he is taken in and cared for by a Gullah family living in St. Helena Island. It is in this household that he meets Bridgette Kamau who tends to him on a day to day basis. A connection is made between the two and Billie has a change of heart in his ignorance as he falls in love with her. You will read into it what you will and get out of it what you perceive.
2011 INSPY Award Winner (Romance); Finalist, 2012 Reader s Favorite Awards; ACFW Book Club Selection, August 2011. She's after the story that might get her the Pulitzer. He's determined to keep his secrets to himself. Vietnam, 1967. Independent, career-driven journalist Kristin Taylor wants two things: to honor her father's memory by becoming an award-winning overseas correspondent and to keep tabs on her only brother, Teddy, who signed up for the war against their mother's wishes. Brilliant photographer Luke Maddox, silent and brooding, exudes mystery. Kristin is convinced he's hiding something. Willing to risk it all for what they believe in, Kristin and Luke engage in their own tumultuous battle until, in an unexpected twist, they're forced to work together. Ambushed by love, they must decide whether or not to set aside their own private agendas for the hope of tomorrow that has captured their hearts. A poignant love story set amidst the tumultuous Vietnam War. Beautifully crafted and thoroughly engaging!-DEBORAH RANEY, best-selling author ofthe Clayburn Novels and Almost Forever. Filled with action, emotion, and splendid imagery that captivates the reader from the get-go.-DON BROWN, author of Zondervan's Navy Justice series Exquisitely captures the feel of that time and place. Speaks to the very depths of your heart.--KATHI MACIAS, award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion series Spans seas and generations to report on the Perfect Love Who will never let go. Don't miss this poignant debut novel.-PATTI LACY, author of The Rhythm of Secrets Shows how even the most painful history can bring a future of beauty and redemption.-MEREDITH EFKEN, author of Lucky Baby A beautifully crafted love story with poignantly flawed characters...a story of redemption, of finding Place when the known world is upheaved into the unknown. -KATHRYN MAGENDIE, author of Tender Graces, Secret Graces, Sweetie, Publishing Editor, Rose & Thorn Journal
Inspired to LoveWe are all born to love. As we go through life, we sometimes lose sight of how much love is in us and around us; always, every day. We sometimes need to be reminded of its presence in all that was, all that is, and all that is yet to be. Then there are other times when we just need additional confirmation. Love Yesterday, Today and Future Tomorrows â€“ Inspiration Through Notes, Music and Quotes is the reminder and additional confirmation needed to support personal growth in love. It encourages, uplifts and inspires you to love God, to love yourself, to love others and to love life.
Alisa Stewart feels like she's lost two sons: her youngest to a terrible tragedy and her eldest, Kurt, to a life ruined by addiction. But now Kurt has checked himself into rehab and found a healing faith that seems real. It's like he's been raised from the dead. Then a detective arrives at Alisa's door asking questions about a murder--the death of a drug dealer before Kurt entered rehab. Alisa fears losing her son again, and when she finds evidence linking him to the killing, she destroys it. Her boy is different now. He's changed and deserves a second chance. But when another man is charged with the crime, Alisa finds herself facing an impossible choice: be silent and keep her son or give up everything for the truth.
In 2012, when the Justice Department sued Apple and five book publishers for price fixing, many observers sided with the defendants. It was a reminder that, in practice, Americans are ambivalent about competition. Chris Sagers shows why protecting price competition, even when it hurts some of us, is crucial if antitrust law is to preserve markets.
Egypt Let me take you to a place where God wasn’t welcome and Jesus was told to leave. A place where “I don’t care” filled the air. Men had breasts and long hair and I was there. I was there when she got raped and my tears ran down her face and we couldn’t tell the police so we filled ourselves with hate. I was there... Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow combines spirituality, intellect, and urban experience in a way that's riveting and passionate, leaving readers wanting to know the story behind each poem. "I have heard it said that writers live in the past, present and future, I must agree. I truly believe that we are all that we are today because of yesterday and we have yet to become who we will be tomorrow. Every day that God allows, makes us more of who we need to be for tomorrow’s journey". - Kristina Gilchrist
In her first memoir, the Academy Award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother. In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy—and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor. Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren’s life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents’ house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother. From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. In Loren’s own words, this is a collection of “unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures.” Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is as elegant, entrancing, and memorable as Sophia Loren herself.