From The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner to his more recent A Man of His Time, Alan Sillitoe remains one of Englands greatest living authors. A Start in Life is Sillitoes ninth novel and follows the fortunes of Michael Cullen, who describes himself as a bastard at the start of the novel and soon confirms another meaning of the term when he leaves Nottingham and his pregnant girlfriend behind to flee to London, where he becomes involved in a smuggling ring. Sillitoe has adopted the picaresque form for this novel, yet it is full of his trademark humour..
A New Translation to Highlight the Jewish Roots of the Christian FaithThe first Christians were Jews, and Christianity has its roots in the religion of Gods chosen and called out people. Jesuss death and resurrection was not the beginning of a new religion but the fulfillment of the covenant God made with his people. Yet most Bible translations sacrifice the deep connection between the Jewish roots of our faith and the grafted-in Gentile branches, using imprecise English terms rather than Hebrew terms that encompass a fuller meaning.
It’s September when good girl Via Sorenson stumbles into a Seattle strip club, drunk and alone on her twenty-first birthday. Matt and Nick—best friends, bandmates, and bouncers—do their best to shield her from their sadistic cocaine-trafficking boss, Carlos. They don’t realize her daddy issues come with a forty-million-dollar trust fund and a legacy she would do anything to escape.
As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career.
An alternate cover edition exists here.Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives.
Linda DexheimerPicture BooksThis book is filled with pictures beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999. The book was created by Life magazine which is known for its beautiful and poignant pictures. Some of the pictures capture our finest moments while others capture some of the more frightening times but overall, this would be a great tool for an American History class.