He gave me a withering look. Finally he asked if he could ring Kev 2 and meet up
at the park for a kick around. How old is he? I pretended to sulk. Now it was my turn to feel left out. 'We're married now; we should be doing things together.
Author: Penny Culliford
“I’m not sure I’m cut out for parenthood. It’s not in my plan. All right, I haven’t actually got a plan, but if I had one, this wouldn’t be in it. I don’t even likebabies—nasty, small, noisy, smelly things that take over your life. But this is a different baby. This is not just a baby; this is our baby ...”Newlywed Theodora discovers a slight oversight she and Kevin made on their honeymoon. Now she’s gained an important new subject for her famous diary—but at such a cost!“Tom opened the oven door and got out the most enormous chocolate pudding and placed it on the table in front of me. ‘Especially for you, dear sister,’ saidAriadne. I swallowed hard a few times then took off for the bathroom. Ariadne looked at Tom and said, ‘I told you so.’” What? Theodora sick (literally) of chocolate? How will she survive without her favorite food group? Answer: with typical irrepressible humour that finds much to laugh at about marital bliss, faith, friendships, and the foibles of pregnancy. But will she be reunited with her lost love? Never fear—Theodora and chocolate can’t be separated forever.
This is weird. “Nick, I want her to be in a bigger box, okay? Leave her in the
aquarium for now, and let me know when your father gets here. ... He went to sit
in his corner, sulking, and Roberta turned her attention to the mess in Zillinth's
Author: Susan Palwick
Publisher: Tor Books
The three basic human needs are food, water...and shelter. But in the late 21st century, compassion is a crime. You can get your memories wiped just for trying to help. Papa Preston Walford's world doesn't allow for coincidences. Accidents. Secrets in the backs of closets. Or the needs of his own daughter. Meredith Preston has reason to seek shelter. She needs protection from the monsters in her mind, in her history, in her family. And the great storms of a changing climate have made literal shelter imperative. When a cutting-edge, high-tech house, designed by a genius with a unique connection to Meredith, overcomes its programming to give shelter to a homeless man in a storm, from its closets emerge the revelations of a past too painful to remember. In the world of Susan Palwick's Shelter, perception is about to meet reality, and reality has mud all over it. The truth won't make you happy, but it may just make you whole. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Hector is probably asleep , wrapped in anger and contempt . Sonia ran more hot
water into the bath . Patricia Rawls lay back , her eyes closed . ' You ' re sulking , '
Sonia said , “ just because How turned up . I really think it ' s my turn to sulk .
There was no need for her to sulk. ... Mo had glared at her from across a plate of
bacon, eggs and tomatoes which was on its way to the solitary bed and breakfast
guest in the little ... The powers-that-be at Pericles Productions, who turned the
books into TV programmes and sold them so profitably to the networks, were
Author: Judy Astley
Publisher: Random House
If you like Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson, you'll love this delightful, light-hearted read from ever-popular Judy Astley Alice has a scrupulously organised, comfortable life in West London with Noel - her second husband whose main ambition in life is to sharpen his golf handicap in time for retirement. But when her mother Jocelyn, residing in shabby splendour in a crumbling house on a clifftop in Cornwall, becomes ill, Alice and the family goes to look after her. What she finds there appals her: her glorious childhood home falling into decay. Noel, helpfully, thinks Jocelyn should offload the house ('She's sitting on a goldmine, you know') and move into sensible sheltered accommodation. But their children love the freedom and beauty that they discover in Cornwall, and Alice begins to wonder whether her chosen way of life is necessarily the right one . . . Readers love Judy Astley: "Warm, funny and unerringly true to life" Katie Fforde "A laugh out loud read" Woman's Own "Wickedly funny" Daily Mail "A lively laughter-packed riot of a story" Heat
Me, Trinity and Rick walked into the harsh smell of lingering marijuana, swirling
incense, and the tart mixture of coffee and alcohol. ... “Nothing for me,” I told her when it was my turn. ... I wanted to sulk as I watched the infidelity in front of me.
Author: David J. Lythberg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Race. God. Two forces that have oppressed David's life from the beginning. As he grows, they follow him, bearing down upon his neck like a yoke. But someone else follows him as well. There is an appointed time for them to meet. Race. God. Growing up biracial is hard for David, being the son of an overbearing black mother and a passive white father. They've pulled him from an all-black world into an all-white one. But someone is there also. There is an appointed time for them to meet. Race. God. David eventually learns to throw the shackles of both away, to lash out against anything racial, or religious. He changes. Grows angrier. hates more. Still, that someone is there, watching. Waiting. Emily. But Emily couldn't wait any longer. Her love for David couldn't be contained until that "appointed" time. She takes matters into her own hands, and makes her presence known. In an attempt to win his love, she dons his clothes and engages in his interests. But sadly, her plan backfires, and everything turns disasterous---and she is left, damaged and alone. Race. God. Emily. Years pass. Time shifts. When they do meet, it is a meeting like no other. The rapture they feel for one another surpasses the drudgedness of their station. For David, life couldn't be imagined without her; and at such a time as this, she is taken away from him. Is it a scrifice, or some unfortunate circumstance? She leaves someone in her stead, to continue with him where she left off. Someone who cares just as much as she had. Someone who loved him from the beginning, just as she had. God. It is only then that David realizes who Emily really was, and how much he'd failed to understand.
I'm stilla little mad about what he said at the party, even though it feels childish to sulk about it. ... but I don't. Two can play at this game. If he's going to be stubborn and not talk to me, then I will be, too. It's my turn to drive this week though, and ...
Author: Beth Reekles
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ashley Bennett is a straight-A student in her junior year of high school, and life is looking good: she's got a boyfriend whom she loves, a group of friends who love to party... But really, Ashley loves to curl up at home with a good book, and she can't wait to go to college. When junior year starts, the life Ashley's settled into is turned upside down - the empty house next door has finally been sold, and moving in is Todd O'Connor... When Ashley first meets Todd, he seems aloof and cocky, and she's reluctant to share a ride to school with him as her mom tells her to. As the two get to know each other, though, Ashley comes to realise that the mysterious, brooding Todd O'Connor, who all the girls are swooning over, is actually bookish and shy, and a little bit lonely. His parents split up and he has moved away from his mother to live with his father, and since then Todd has mostly kept to himself, his books, and his guitar. And as Todd gets to know Ashley, he forces her to realise that her relationship with her boyfriend, Josh, isn't really making her happy - Josh is selfish, arrogant, and domineering. Will Ashley find the courage to forge her own path?
Release on 2014-01-07 | by Catherine Temma Davidson
I wonder aloud whether we will really make it back by dinnertime. My mother is
the general; she is running the expedition, and she says nothing about turning
back. I try sulking, but she has already put on her armor. She blithely drives the
Author: Catherine Temma Davidson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A stunning debut about a young Greek-American woman and the history she shares with her mother and grandmother. Imam is a recipe known throughout villages in Greece, handed down from mother to daughter. If you come from these villages, your history is passed on through your body. Its full name is imam baildi, and it means the priest fainted. Perhaps the priest was given a bit of bitter and sweet pleasure, and the power of everything behind the dish pushed him off his rock, just for a moment. Perhaps, when he was tumbling through the air, sighing with fear and ecstasy, he saw a glimpse of a new life to come. Layered with love affairs, family squabbles, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe for a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson uses memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history, which is the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.
I COME from home to "take my turn;" I pass through street or alley ; I leave behind
me all concern Of croquet or Aunt Sally. ... At times I take a turn about, My
patience almost failing ; And here and there I find a tout, And here a member
wailing. ... She would let a baby lie on her knees bowling fit to burst its little throat,
without using the exertion of even tapping its back or ... But, as Biddy wouldn't let her sulk in the kitchen, we always had the benefit of her company in the parlor when in her ...
CHAPTER FOUR I know that life can never truly be perfect all the time but I felt my life became perfect when I became a member of this family. I look back and
maybe because this was the best time in my life my judgement could be a little ...
Author: Melissa J. Peltier
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Whispers from the Hills is a collection of three essays, thirty nine poems and three Haiku. The three essays vividly depict the life of a young boy growing up in Fairlea, West Virginia in late 1949 and the early1950s. The poems have something for everyone from the very young to the senior citizen. The Humorous section will have you rolling in the aisles as the author pokes fun at the ordinary things of life. The Contemplative section will make you think and perhaps see things from a different perspective. The Love section will transport you into a realm to which everyone should go at some time in their life. Once there, you might never want to leave.
She frowned at the boy, then accepted the apology and went back to eating her
breakfast. She was always fickled that way and could change her mood at will. ...
It was now Ethan's turn to silently sulk. ... The younger boy again intently watched
the small drake, who was currently preening itself under its left wing while it ...
Author: T.M. Krieg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Set in the Middle East, a boy struggles against monsters, mankind, the environment, and with his own growing pains. The story starts in modern-day Kurdistan, where the boy has been dragged by his family against his will when he and his siblings are transported back through time into a strange land with intriguing customs with only their beloved grandpa to lead the way. They are forced to forget their former life and are plunged into an epic journey to save mankind from the chaos dragon, Tiamat. The Drake Epics: Journey to Qara is filled with fast-paced action, mystery, intrigue, and self-discovery.