Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears.
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Good news! Fannie’s back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state and almost the entire country; and the two women who love him as differently as night and day. Then there is Tot Whooten, the beautician whose luck is as bad as her hairdressing skills; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers. The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzyingly bright future. Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Fannie truly writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to quote Time, "utterly irresistible."
It is the dance of the Rainbow Self. Standing in the gateway of the South, you are
overseen by the spirit guide of the coyote. ... When we stand in the south gate we
are facing our emotions, and within the south part of the Rainbow Medicine ...
Author: Wolf Moondance
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Native American shaman draws on both her Osage and Cherokee heritages and on her training in modern psychology to present a totally new approach to emotional healing. Each chapter features a shamanic story, a ceremony, and a vision to help readers become more deeply in touch with the "dance of life". 44 illustrations.
These two stand or fall together - man ' s totally ruined condition , and salvation
by grace . “ And if by ... The fulness of that glory is shown by the standing of
acceptance God has given us who believe . We find ... 12 THE RAINBOW . 7
March 1 ...
... Running around in circles Always standing in the same old place Sad and
Lonely, Sad and Lonely Again and Again Want to look on the bright side But I'm standing in the dark What do you when you alone with a burning heart Going
Author: Patti Ann Nobile
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Many years ago, I had a vision full of dreams of putting a positive drop in the ocean of life to help create a better world for all of us in generations to come. I saw with a broken mirror, with a world full of tears, full of hurts and frustration with deepening pain, which cried endlessly for a red cross band-aid and cure. It was many years later that my vision was written on paper in the form of poetry. My many trials and suffering, along with many running off the road of light, with dead ends did not go in vain. I hope my many poems of love, Jesus, Mary, peace, and the poor will help to inspire each reader to open their eyes and minds wider to Jesus endless love and dreamers with authentic peace, with their hearts open to realize the suffering and the huge rocky mountain that the poor and unwanted, lost and forgotten, climb that mountain courageously day after day. You may be passing by a war hero in disguise many have despairing stories to tell. Jesus dwells in the suffering poor. He loves his forgotten lamb in the same way that he loves us. Please give them dignity and respect for they struggle for the good life with the little that they have with hopeful courage, and a trail of brokenness and pain, with hanging on to the Lord's strength and his many crosses to turn their darkness into God's light. So be a brother or sister to them and lend them a hand when you can, their destiny starts and ends with you.
As the boys neared the top of the rainbow, 5alix turned to the others and said,
rather alarmed, “Look, the rainbow splits!” each coloured pathway splitting off on
its own way. Before the top of the rainbow, Kalix noticed 1axon and Pavel standing ...
Author: J.S. Adams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Four brothers embark on a journey,takes them to a world that they have never heard of before. They become more and more intrigued, especially when they find that the citizens of Kavosava already know who they are, and treat them like royalty. After travelling to different parts of the land, they realize they have returned to Kavosava to assist the people in ridding themselves of the evil Lord Whipstein and his minions.
Brian looked up to see Jin standing in the doorway. “What did you decide, my
husband?” “Wally's going to check the schedule and find out if there is a class
starting in late August or early September. I agree, it would be too hot for you in
Author: Jack D. Waggoner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A state visit to China during the first year in office is unprecedented for a U.S. president, but Barack Obama has made it. Moreover, the fact that President Obama spent four days and three nights of his seven-day visit to four Asian nations in Beijing and Shanghai has demonstrated the importance his administration attaches to China and to Sino-U.S. relations in its global strategy. Six other U.S. presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.) visited China during their terms in office, but none went within the first year, and none went having accepted more than ten million dollars in campaign funds from their host. The meeting between the American President, President Hu, and Jet How Chung precipitated the violent reaction of the commander-in-chief that took place on Air Force One as it sat on the tarmac in Beijing, November 2009. This is a work of fiction, however, the facts and figures quoted are historically accurate. Most statistical data came from the Congressional Record or from accredited news sources. Some of the figures who appear, however, do so under their own names.
Rainbow. Warriors. In the spring of l983 I met a handsome young woman named
Brooke Medicine Eagle. She was standing in a circle of people on a wooded
knoll near the Hudson River on the East coast of Turtle Island (North America).
Author: Steven McFadden
Category: Social Science
Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a journalist's account of one of the core myths of America, and an electrifying exploration of how that myth is playing out in real time. One dominant myth is formed by advertising images of vast, luxurious wealth-the myth of materialism. Another myth is conjured in the bloody, sorrowful images that pervade movies, music and computer games-the myth that the world is hate-filled and chaotic beyond redemption. The Legend of the Rainbow Warriors offers a spiritual alternative of hope and real possibility based upon respect, freedom and responsibility. As drawn from dozens of historical accounts, the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors relates that "when the Earth becomes desperately sick, people of all colors and faiths will unite, and rise to face the overwhelming challenges with insight, honesty, caring, sharing, and respect." Veteran writer Steven McFadden weaves the myths and the headlines together seamlessly in a rich work of literary journalism that is adroitly crafted, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring.
It could have been him standing in that place delivering the same words. Could
he have done it? Would it have been as meaningless for him as it obviously was
for this gray haired, overweight minister? Michael looked at his two
Author: Ken Regan
Publisher: WestBow Press
Michael Griggs, a young man about to become a minister, has a crisis of faith when his new bride Jenny dies, leaving him to raise her two little daughters alone. When the girls’ grandparents seek custody of the girls, Michael must confront his doubts in order to keep the girls in his life. Could the memories of how he met and fell in love with Jenny hold the key to rediscovering his faith? God Made the Rainbow is a story of love and faith—lost and regained.