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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You

Written By: Amy Bloom
  • ID Book : 0307417859
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 174
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 473
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-blind-man-can-see-how-much-i-love-you.pdf

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Amy Bloom was nominated for a National Book Award for her first collection, Come to Me, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Antaeus, and other magazines, and in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In her new collection, she enhances her reputation as a true artist of the form. Here are characters confronted with tragedy, perplexed by emotions, and challenged to endure whatever modern life may have in store. A loving mother accompanies her daughter in her journey to become a man, and discovers a new, hopeful love. A stepmother and stepson meet again after fifteen years and a devastating mistake, and rediscover their familial affection for each other. And in "The Story," a widow bent on seducing another woman's husband constructs and deconstructs her story until she has "made the best and happiest ending" possible "in this world."

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  • File Pdf: transitions-of-the-heart.pdf

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  • File Pdf: american-short-story-cycle.pdf

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  • File Pdf: now-write.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: at-the-jim-bridger.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-bridge-of-love.pdf

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588369870
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: where-the-god-of-love-hangs-out.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: between-the-lines.pdf

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  • File Pdf: not-if-i-see-you-first.pdf

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0812996003
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: lucky-us.pdf

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: birds-in-fall.pdf

Book Summary:

One fall night off the coast of a remote island in Nova Scotia, an airplane plummets to the sea as an innkeeper watches from the shore. Miles away in New York City, ornithologist Ana Gathreaux works in a darkened room full of sparrows, testing their migratory instincts. Soon, Ana will be bound for Trachis Island, along with other relatives of victims who converge on the site of the tragedy. As the search for survivors envelops the island, the mourning families gather at the inn, waiting for news of those they have lost. Here among strangers, and watched over by innkeeper Kevin Gearns, they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation. A Taiwanese couple sets out fruit for their daughter's ghost. A Bulgarian man plays piano in the dark, sending the music to his lost wife, a cellist. Two Dutch teenagers, a brother and sister, rage against their parents' death. An Iranian exile, mourning his niece, recites the Persian tales that carry the wisdom of centuries. At the center of Birds in Fall lies Ana Gathreaux, whose story Brad Kessler tells with deep compassion: from her days in the field with her husband, observing and banding migratory birds, to her enduring grief and gradual reengagement with life. Kessler's knowledge of the natural world, music, and myth enriches every page of this hauntingly beautiful and moving novel about solitude, love, losing your way, and finding something like home.

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By Amy Bloom
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0679604081
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: between-here-and-here.pdf

Book Summary:

A unique offer for fans of Amy Bloom, bestselling author of Away...sample just one piece from her stunning new collection of interconnected short stories. Available at this special price for a limited time only. Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom’s astonishing and astute new work. Insightful, sensuous, and heartbreakingly funny, Where the God of Love Hangs Out illuminates the mysteries of love, family, and friendship. In the haunting story Between Here and Here, a daughter reluctantly steps in to take care of the infirm father she hated for so many years. As a tribute to her late mother, and to show that she is a better person than her father, she gives everything she has to this terrible old man and revises history. Between Here and Here and the eleven other stories that comprise Where the God of Love Hangs Out showcase stories of passion and disappointment, life and death, that beautifully capture deep human truths.

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By Amy Bloom
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588366499
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 694
  • File Pdf: away.pdf

Book Summary:

Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom’s work–her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart–come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 1588362086
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Psychology
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  • File Pdf: normal.pdf

Book Summary:

Amy Bloom has won a devoted readership and wide critical acclaim for fiction of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, and the same qualities distinguish Normal, a provocative, intimate journey into the lives of “people who reveal, or announce, that their gender is variegated rather than monochromatic”—female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual crossdressers, and the intersexed. We meet Lyle Monelle and his mother, Jessie, who recognized early on that her little girl was in fact a boy and used her life savings to help Lyle make the transition. On a Carnival cruise with a group of crossdressers and their spouses, we meet Peggy Rudd and her husband, “Melanie,” who devote themselves to the cause of “ordinary heterosexual men with an additional feminine dimension.” And we meet Hale Hawbecker, “a regular, middle-of-the-road, white-bread guy” with a wife, kids, and a medical condition, the standard treatment for which would have changed his life and his gender. Casting light into the dusty corners of our assumptions about sex, gender and identity, Bloom reveals new facets to the ideas of happiness, personality and character, even as she brilliantly illuminates the very concept of "normal.”

Shades of Gray

By Vicki Hinze
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BelleBooks
  • Isbn : 1611941563
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: shades-of-gray.pdf

Book Summary:

"A wonderful combination of romance, family drama, and out-and-out thriller." -Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author "Complications here go beyond the usual hurdles and make the romance more touching for being hard won. And if the main action-Laura and Jake must combat terrorists amassing anthrax in the Florida Everglades-seems far-fetched, just read The New York Times." -Publishers Weekly A deadly terrorist attack is taking shape deep in the Florida swamps. It's Jake Taylor's job to stop it-and to rescue his wife from the perpetrators. Laura and Jake Taylor have good reason to doubt they'll live a long, happy life together. He's a Special Ops soldier; she's a former Special Ops intelligence officer. She has an insider's knowledge of the risks he takes. Their marriage began as a practical arrangement: he needed to keep his young son out of the clutches of an unstable ex-wife. Laura knows better than to fall in love with her husband. Jake agrees-odds are, he'll never return from the next mission. But when the dangers of his world engulf Laura, both find themselves fighting for their lives as well as for their marriage. Vicki Hinze is the award-winning author of 28 novels, 4 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles, published in as many as sixty-three countries. She is recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and as an educator. Visit her at www.facebook.com/vicki.hinze.author.

By the Book

By N.J. Walters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Select Contemporary
  • Isbn : 1640630090
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 929
  • File Pdf: by-the-book.pdf

Book Summary:

From the moment ex-military man Jonah Sutter sets his eyes on Amanda, he can’t get her out of his head He’s not a forever kind of guy, but taking it slow and easy goes out the window when someone breaks into her home and she’s hurt. Jonah decides to move himself into her house until the threat has passed. Rare book dealer Amanda Barrington has moved to Jamesville to start a new life. The moving truck is barely out the drive when she meets Jonah. The imposing man sets her pulse racing, and when someone breaks into her home looking for a specific book, Jonah is the first in line to protect her. She has no idea who the assailant is or what book he wants. All she knows is she feels safe in Jonah’s arms, no matter how cynical and world wary he appears to the rest of the world. Each book in the Jamesville series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order. Book #1: Discovering Dani Book #2: The Way Home Book #3: The Return of Patrick O’Rourke Book #4: The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke Book #5: A Legal Affair Book #6: By the Book Book #7: Past Promises

The Eyes of Love

By Barbara Cartland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Barbara Cartland EBooks ltd
  • Isbn : 1788673948
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 895
  • File Pdf: the-eyes-of-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Although Scottish born and bred, beautiful young Vara McDorn speaks with a refined English accent thanks to her education in the South, which is why she is called upon to become Reader to the new Chieftain of the McDorn Clan, who has been blinded by an Indian Fakir’s curse while protecting the Viceroy at a Fort on the North-West Frontier of India. Troubled by his affliction and frustrated by his inability to understand the local Scots’ brogue, the Chieftain, the Earl of Dornoch, soon comes to rely on Vara as his tutor in the customs and attitudes of his people as well as being his eyes on the estate. And, although he is terse and resentful at first, Vara finds herself warming to this haughtily handsome Nobleman. After taking him on an adventure that she hopes will restore his sight, Vara catches Hamish, the Earl’s murderous relative, a rival for the title of Chieftain, attempting to stifle him with a pillow over his face and shoots him with her revolver, saving the Earl’s life. Already Vara knows that she is in love with the Earl, but even as she prays frantically for his blindness to be cured, she frets and worries that he could be disappointed when finally he is able to see her.

Sparks in Darkness

By Irene Sever
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Isbn : 1543744346
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 995
  • File Pdf: sparks-in-darkness.pdf

Book Summary:

Sparks in Darkness is composed of four stories, three of which are interconnected stories that deal with living with blindness. Blindness is addressed in terms of the challenges it presents and the ways in which its limitations are overcome. For example, a blind couple raises their little girl successfully, despite their double handicap. In spite of dire predictions, with the help of relatives and friends all the characters manage to surmount their difficulties. These stories may perhaps shed light on the plight of blind people in the seeing world. The last story, The Haven, is based on the idea of the Ospedale della Piet institution of seventeenth-century Venice. It attempts to underline the role of loving mothers in the healthy development of abandoned and rejected children. In The Haven, the roles played by the mothers and the fathers, such as Dr. Haven and Mike, together create a wonderful environment for unwanted children

ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection: Historical Novels, Western Classics, Adventure Tales & Baseball Stories (60+ Titles in One Volume)

By Zane Grey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026848624
  • Pages : 3250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: zane-grey-ultimate-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "ZANE GREY Ultimate Collection: Historical Novels, Western Classics, Adventure Tales & Baseball Stories (60+ Titles in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection contains the greatest western stories such as Riders of the Purple Sage, The Last Trail, The Mysterious Rider, The Border Legion, Desert Gold, The Last of the Plainsmen and many more. The edition also includes historical novels such as "Betty Zane" (a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark - a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier), "The Day of the Beast" (the story from World War I) and many other historical novels. You will find here are the exciting adventure novels such as "Ken Ward in the Jungle", "The UP Trail", "The Young Lion Hunter" and many more. The collection as well contains numerous baseball and fishing stories since the author Zane Grey vas very passionate about these sports. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley The Last of the Plainsmen The Last Trail The Short Stop The Heritage of the Desert The Young Forester The Young Pitcher The Young Lion Hunter Riders of the Purple Sage Ken Ward in the Jungle Desert Gold The Light of the Western Stars The Rustlers of Pecos County The Lone Star Ranger Rainbow Trail The Border Legion Wildfire The UP Trail The Desert of Wheat Tales of Fishes The Man of the Forest The Mysterious Rider To the Last Man The Day of the Beast Tales of Lonely Trails Wanderer of the Wasteland Tappan's Burro The Call of the Canyon Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon The Thundering Herd The Vanishing American Under the Tonto Rim Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand Forlorn River Nevada Sunset Pass Arizona Ames The Drift Fence The Hash Knife Outfit The Code of the West Thunder Mountain The Trail Driver The Wilderness Trek Arizona Clan and many more

Home To Safe Harbor

By Kate Welsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Steeple Hill
  • Isbn : 9781459210479
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 858
  • File Pdf: home-to-safe-harbor.pdf

Book Summary:

Reverend Justine Clemens returns to the town where she spent her rebellious youth, determined to prove herself. And to make her flock the family she never had. But God clearly has other ideas for her. First He limits the scope of her ministry. Then He brings her head-to-head with Chief Matthew Trent and his three daughters. Being with Matthew reawakens Justine's long-buried desire to have her own family. But she's forced to make some hard choices when the Safe Harbor gossips start talking behind her back. Will God give Justine the courage to stop listening to all the voices around her...and listen to her heart?

My Life Would Never Be the Same

By Tammy Sider Powell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1490767681
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 514
  • File Pdf: my-life-would-never-be-the-same.pdf

Book Summary:

Rena Tasha Sykes was born under the category of leadership. She was an intelligent, strong black woman who believed in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At the age of seven, her parents separated and soon divorced; this was the most traumatic time in the Sykes familys life. Rena became a nurturing mother at age seven; vowing to love and protect her siblings in their fathers and moms absence, and she did in every way. Soon realizing she was chosen to go through a lot of hardships, trials, and tribulations. Because of her calling from God, Rena was able to subdue and overcome lifes heartaches, disappointments, and downfalls. Rena was abused physically and mentally by a self-centered, controlling husband who never knew what love was and never loved her. After all the sadness and madness in her life, Rena is reminded of how her grandmother, who was a prayer warrior, taught her how to pray and keep the faith. Rena was able to reunite with her first love again only to find out it still wasnt enough to fulfill her needs, only part of her dreams. After the loss of her daughter and losing her first loves babies, Renas life began to spin out of control. She still had her son, but it seemed as if Luke had taken him from her too. Rena began partying more, drinking. Soon, drugs were introduced to her by a major drug dealer. She began to love this type of lifestyle; it became a part of her life until she had another life-altering experience that would change her life forever. And thats when Rena knew her life would never be the same.

The Maroon

By Mayne Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040481519
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 941
  • File Pdf: the-maroon.pdf

Book Summary:

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Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir

By James Tate Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393867188
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 982
  • File Pdf: blind-man-s-bluff.pdf

Book Summary:

A writer’s humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight—and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. When high-school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C’s in his classes, he tried to escape the stigma by pretending he could still see. In this unfailingly candid yet humorous memoir, Hill discloses the tricks he employed to pass for sighted, from displaying shelves of paperbacks he read on tape to arriving early on first dates so women would have to find him. He risked his life every time he crossed a street, doing his best to listen for approaching cars. A good memory and pop culture obsessions like Tom Cruise, Prince, and all things 1980s allowed him to steer conversations toward common experiences. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, his blurry peripheral vision would bring the world into focus. At thirty, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way.

Long, Tall Texans: Blake

By Diana Palmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488096198
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 123
  • File Pdf: long-tall-texans.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer revisits a classic tale of second-chance love in Long, Tall Texans: Blake, originally published in 2005 as Boss Man. Tough Texan Blake Kemp considers himself first and foremost a man of the law. He will stop at nothing to avenge the death of the women he loved long ago, even if that means breaking some rules along the way. Despite his best efforts, Blake can’t deny his growing feelings for his shy but beautiful assistant, Violet. But can his burgeoning passion replace his need for revenge?

Elijah in Jerusalem

By Michael D. O'Brien
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Isbn : 168149681X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 319
  • File Pdf: elijah-in-jerusalem.pdf

Book Summary:

Elijah in Jerusalem,the long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed, best-selling novel Father Elijah: An Apocalypse,is the continuing story of the Catholic priest called to confront a powerful politician who could be the Antichrist foretold in the Bible. A convert from Judaism, a survivor of the Holocaust, and a participant in the founding of Israel, Father Elijah was for decades a monk on Mount Carmel, the mountain made famous by his Old Testament prophet-namesake. In the events of the preceding novel, the Pope commissioned Father Elijah to meet the President of the European Union, a man rising toward global control as President of the soon- to-be realized World Government. Recognizing in the President a resemblance to the anticipated Antichrist, the Pope asked Father Elijah to call the President to repentance, a mission that ended in failure. In this sequel, now-Bishop Elijah, wanted for a murder he did not commit, tries again to meet the President. Accompanied by his fellow monk Brother Enoch, he enters Jerusalem just as the President arrives in the holy city to inaugurate a new stage of his rise to world power. This time Elijah hopes to unmask him as a spiritual danger to mankind. As the story unfolds, people of various backgrounds meet the fugitive priest, and in the encounter their souls are revealed and tested. Elijah perseveres in his mission even when all seems lost. The dramatic climax is surprising, yet it underlines that God works all things to the good for those who love him.

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