On Sydney's North Shore, not everyone is perfect. Otherwise these stories wouldn't exist.If you think the affluent North Shore appears homogenous and bland, look a little harder and you’ll find different voices that have something to say. These are stories from lives you don't get to see often, from authors as varied as the suburbs themselves.Pieces of North Shore features seven local writers with diverse backgrounds. Some have migrated from other countries and some from other parts of Australia - or from within Sydney itself. These voices reflect the diversity we boast of as Australians. They tell stories of trying to fit in and struggles encountered. Some stories are just fun. These writers aren’t afraid to show themselves.
This anthology of Rudyard Kipling's greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. The Man Who Would be King is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan. Other famous short stories included are: Only a Subaltern, The Phantom Rickshaw, Wee Willie Winkle, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
The Man Who Knew Too Much and other stories (1922) is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published in 1922 by Cassell and Company in the United Kingdom, and Harper Brothers in the United States. The book contains eight connected short stories about ""The Man Who Knew Too Much"", and additional unconnected stories featuring separate heroes/detectives. The United States edition contained one of these additional stories: ""The Trees of Pride"", while the United Kingdom edition contained ""Trees of Pride"" and three more, shorter stories: ""The Garden of Smoke"", ""The Five of Swords"" and ""The Tower of Treason"".This contains the first 8 of the 12 stories in the published book The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories. In these 8 detective thrillers, the main protagonist is Horne Fisher. (The omitted four are individual stories with separate heroes/detectives.)
"You're going to die," the doctor said. But Canadian author Martin Avery laughed and walked away. Fall Down Nine Times, Get Up Ten tells the story of a man who was told he would never work or walk again, in Canada, but lived to get a better diagnosis of "jing-chi-shen" in China.
Winner of the Spokane Prize for Short FictionIn this new, expanded edition of her prize-winning collection, Midge Raymond stretches the boundaries of place as she explores the indelible imprint of home upon the self and the ways in which new frontiers both defy and confirm who we are. The characters who inhabit these stories travel for business or for pleasure, sometimes out of duty and sometimes in search of freedom, and each encounters the unexpected. From a biologist navigating the stark, icy moonscape of Antarctica to a businesswoman seeking refuge in the lonely islands of the South Pacific, the characters in these stories abandon their native landscapes—only to find that, once separated from the ordinary, they must confront new interpretations of who they really are, and who they’re meant to be. "Raymond’s prose often lights up the poetry-circuits of the brain, less because of lyrical language and more due to things that work as both literal and symbolic nouns: stolen rings, voice-mail messages gone astray; heavy-footed humans in the middle of fragile habitats…Parts of these polished stories, if read aloud, would sound like a smart patient describing a dream to a psychoanalyst."-- The Seattle Times"All of her stories are heartbreakingly honest ... I wouldn't be surprised if she started getting compared to Alice Munro or Jhumpa Lahiri."-- Seattle Books Examiner
The famous Canterville Ghost haunts an old house, but the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can get married, and we discover the secret life of beautiful Lady Alroy.
Come along for the ride as this preacher girl learns to trust God through many of life's adventures.See how God proves Himself at her first horse show and later saves the life of one of her horses.Hear the humorous stories of the hoot owl who woke her up, the garbage man who picked her up, and the train wreck that fed her horses for a year!But will she have enough faith to get back on this ride of life when her identical twin sister dies from cancer or when her husband leaves her?Hear how the Lord calls her and gives her a dream to preach His word.You don't want to miss it! It can be quite a ride!
Guaranteed Not to Be Confusing Don't Ever Be Confused by Grammar Again. Take a "bite" out of Grammar with No Mistakes Grammar Bites.It seems as if many dictionaries and books on grammar do their best to confuse people. Words and explanations are defined using grammatical terminology that is difficult to understand; in fact, if you knew that terminology, you probably wouldn't have to look up the words to begin with. We're aiming to get rid of that and explain things in plain English, using language that is easy to understand. Try it out and see for yourself. If you find these books confusing, write to me and get a refund; they're guaranteed.
OPPOSITES ATTRACT. BUT THEN WHAT?He was about to go to a war zone. He couldn' t get involved with a woman now.She was in a battle for custody of her son. She couldn' t risk a new romance.He was half Navajo; he embraced the spiritual wisdom of his ancestors.She knew nothing about his traditions.And both Will Baron' s and Arley Meehan' s big, protective, opinionated families opposed the two of them being together.If they were smart, they' d walk away from each other fast. If they followed their hearts, who knew what might happen….
Mowgli the man cub is growing up in the jungle. What adventures does he have with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther? Read it yourself is a series of character stories and traditional tales, written in a simple way for children who are learning to read.
The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
All-Star Catcher Benito Santiago, the man who could throw from his knees to second base to get a runner out, reveals personal and professional stories of his baseball career.
Have you ever lost valuable time with someone in your life and would do anything to get them back even if it would mean life or death. In this thrilling action packed story we see how much Bentley loves his ex girlfriend / future wife that he killed people to keep her safe and alive with the help family and a mysterious man who reminds him so much of his dead father who died 1 year back also the same time Shelby broke up with Bentley because he wasn't acting himself...