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Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds by Kenneth Wishnia
This anthology includes the work of numerous authors such as Marge Piercy, Harlan Ellison, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Richler, Moe Prager (Reed Farrel Coleman), Wendy Hornsby, Charles Ardai, and Kenneth Wishnia. The stories explore such issues as the Holocaust and its long-term effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the mid- and late-20th-century United States, and the dark side of the Diaspora (e.g., the decline of revolutionary fervor, the passing of generations, the Golden Ghetto, etc.). The stories in this collection include “Trajectories,” Marge Piercy’s story of the divergent paths taken by two young men from the slums of Cleveland and Detroit in a rapidly changing post–WW II society; “Some You Lose,” Nancy Richler’s empathetic exploration of the emotional and psychological challenges of trying to sum up a man’s life in a eulogy; and “Yahrzeit Candle,” Stephen Jay Schwartz’s take on the subtle horrors of the inevitable passing of time. These works include many “teachable moments” about the history of prejudice, the contradictions of ethnic identity, and assimilation into American society and culture.
He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Cheryl Kester (CFRE) is Principal of The Kester Group, a grants consulting firm specializing in assisting education, non-profit, public-safety, health care and county/municipal clients across the nation in winning state and federal grants. She has helped secure more than $123 million in funding from grants and contracts. The firm also serves as an external evaluator. She is co-author of Writing to Win Federal Grants and the accompanying Writing to Win Federal Grants Workbook published by CharityChannel Press with Karen Cassidy, GPC, is Principal of Governmental Grant Professionals, LLC, a firm focused on the successful development, management and evaluation of programs in the education, health and human service, and public sectors. With more than 24 years of experience, Karen has raised in excess of $250 million for projects benefitting communities around the globe. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and presently sits on their Board of Directors.
This is a rhyming story about a bully named Mike,
Who none of the other kids really did like.
Because of him, they were all so scared,
But Mike just laughed and did not care.
What happens as the story ends,
That made Mike want to have some friends?
About the Author Anne Toole grew up in Williston, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Anderson Jr. College in Anderson, South Carolina and the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in a first grade classroom in Augusta, Georgia for thirty years.
Ms. Toole has always enjoyed reading and writing poetry. As a child she loved to listen to nursery rhymes and stories written in rhyme. When she became a teacher she used nursery rhymes and simple poems in her class to enhance the regular Language Arts curriculum.
After retiring, Ms. Toole worked part-time for several years as an ESL teacher and also began writing stories about children and animals. Most of the stories are written in rhyme.
Ms. Toole is an avid traveler and has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and to many countries in Europe. She also has spent some time in Africa. She presently resides in Columbia, South Carolina.
Join host Nikki Williams on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 pm (Central Time) for this week's Radio PRS. Our guest this week is multi-faceted intuitive and mentor Melissa Halstead. Blessed with a connection to spirit from a very young age, Melissa's guides eventually led her on a path of not only reading for others, but helping many to find the message within them and express that message through writing. Be sure to call in during the show for a free mini-reading from Melissa and Nikki at 646-668-8212.
Find out more about Melussa at www.writersoracle.com
The Case of the Yellow Diamond: A Sean Sean Mystery~
A dead man on the floor of his office in Minneapolis won’t lead P.I. Sean Sean to journey to Yap Island to protect his new client. Bombs in lawyers’ cars only jostle him. This short investigator knows the value of research and asking questions in the right places. World War II, Asian diamonds and concrete in Des Moines combine to almost destroy a Minnesota family. In the end, Sean detects flaws in the plans and brings down a criminal enterprise.
The Grand Scheme of Things~
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets
"Stranger Than Fiction," in which two humans are accidentally sent to another universe and land in the middle of a story that is being written by a supreme being who has just come out of one of history's longest bouts of writer's block.
The author, Bill Friday, decides that his novel will play out on a giant ball of dirt that he calls The Earth, which, in his language means ‘profit making business venture.’ The presence of the two humans on the barren planet, however, has dramatic and historic consequences for The Earth, and
their existence threatens to ruin, not only the entire plot, but possibly Bill's career as well.
“Clever, insightful, and delightfully deranged, THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS takes our universe and imposes gravity upon it, so it can be turned upside down. It is an enjoyable story about someone who is unfit to be creating life—a cool comeback comedy that competently combines cosmological conjecture, courageous career courses, and coping with creative commons conflicts.”
–Logan J. Hunder, author of WITCHES BE CRAZY
Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions~
When anonymous mental health worker Clyde Dee finds himself working in a Section 8 housing project that is notorious for drug dealing, he mysteriously is compelled to break the codes of standard drug war conduct. Uncanny threats and coincidences and desire for justice drive him to question the pillars of his profession and his own wellness until he decides to go off a low dose of anti-psychotic medication. Stopped by police in an effort to exit the country, Clyde is incarcerated in a State Hospital psychiatric ward for three months and released to the streets.
Unlike other success prototypes such as John Nash or Evelyn Saks, Clyde's story reveals both the innards of Schizophrenia and how a person can learn to make peace with the forces that are following them around. Clyde is able to overcome homelessness, underemployment, and harassment with family support and morph into someone who is fighting to gain attention for his successes in treating others who are in the throes of a "psychotic" episode.
The Journey Within~
The Journey Within is a print compilation from the popular Spiritual Path Series of ebooks by Imre Vallyon. It offers the spiritual seeker an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the Universal Spiritual Teaching, stressing the need for right understanding while walking the Spiritual Path in today s world.
In The Journey Within , author Imre Vallyon discusses with clarity the big topics that are commonly encountered by the spiritual aspirant: the inner nature of our being and the cosmos; the importance of reconnecting with our higher nature through meditation; what happens after death; how to work with the law of Karma; the importance of developing love and wisdom in our lives; and why not all spiritual paths have the same end result.
Living a more spiritual life is a challenge in a world so focused on material things, but this book offers a system of guidance and right knowledge from the perception of Higher Consciousness so that the reader may be inspired and prepared for the Inner Journey.
Among the chapters of The Journey Within :
Living The Spiritual Life Today
Finding True Happiness: The Secret of Eternal Life
The Mystery Of Death: A Road Map for Your Journey Between Lives
Why Meditate? The True Purpose of Meditation
Karma: How To Break Free of Its Chains
God the Mother: The Feminine Aspect of Divinity
Love and Wisdom: The Meaning of Life
Shadowland: Evil, Compassion and the Power of Thought
The Beatitudes: What Jesus Really Meant
The Circle: How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life~
One carefully crafted wish can serve as a match that ignites lasting change in your life. With Laura Day’s brilliant book, The Circle, readers will learn how to develop their inherent intuition and to create everything they want in their lives. Dreaming about the future does not need to remain a mere fantasy; thinking about the things you want brings them into the present moment and allows you to make room for them to flourish in your life. Laura Day’s instructions are simple, yet profound: “Pretend that your wish has come true. Feel your ‘New Reality,’ taste it, smell it, see it, think it, remember it, hear it.” When you hold an intention in your mind and in your heart, you are inviting it to come into your life. You’re actualizing it. You’re making its presence known to the universe. You’re making it happen. You’re ready.
BATS AND BONES~
Bats and Bones is IPPY award winning author Jeffrey Hickey's second work for children. This collection of spooky tales for middle school aged children and above is a subtle masterpiece of fright and emotion. Hickey wrote all the stories, the lush music, and does all the voices for the audio book. His wife, Karen Kiser, contributes the cover art, along with some penny whistle and a little piano. The inside illustrations, layout and design are by Rachel Betz, who also designed Hickey's first work for children, Wages Creek.
A Wedding at The Paragraph Ranch ~
Can she piece together a dream on a shoestring?
As new owner of the falling-apart family homestead in West Texas, Dee Bennett is wrangling ways to earn a living, mend fences with farm and family, and manifest her dreams as a writer—all while nurturing the budding relationship with her beau, outdoorsy photographer Max Miller. But when a drop-dead-gorgeous, high-powered handler for a candidate in a key statewide election blows into Claxton, rivalries bigger than politics and football develop.
With stakes running high on the campaign trail, as well as in publishing dreams and love lives, a Bennett family wedding must be attended to. And Dr. Dee, with the assistance of her motley writing-group protégés, must search her soul and fend off a host of challenges to live the life she just might learn to love.
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