William, always a stocky, robust, unyielding man, had worked in the insurance
industry for twenty- five years. ... He was mercilessly demanding of Agnes, and
although she got no thanks for anything she did, she refused him nothing, from ...
Author: Stephen McCauley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Stephen McCauley's much-loved novels The Object of My Affection and The Easy Way Out prompted The New York Times Book Review to dub him "the secret love child of Edith Wharton and Woody Allen." Now McCauley stakes further claim to that title -- and more -- with a rich and deftly funny novel that charts the unpredictable terrain of family, friends, and fathers. Thirty-five-year-old Clyde Carmichael spends too much time at things that make him miserable: teaching at a posh but flaky adult learning center; devouring forgettable celebrity biographies; and obsessing about his ex-lover, Gordon. Clyde's other chief pursuit is dodging his family -- his maddeningly insecure sister and his irascible father, who may or may not be at death's door. Clyde's in danger of becoming as aimless as Marcus, his handsome (and unswervingly straight) roommate, who's spent ten years on one dissertation and far too many fizzled relationships. Enter Louise Morris. Clyde's old friend and Marcus's onetime lover is a restless writer and single mother, who shows up with Ben, her son and a neurotic dog in tow. The looming question of Ben's paternity nudges Clyde back into the orbit of his own father -- and propels our endearing hero into the kind of bittersweet emotional terrain that McCauley captures so well.
A touching wartime saga of life when the men come home (Eileen Gilmoss series
, Book 2) Joan Jonker ... because Eileen knew her mother well enough to know
that if there was anything wrong she'd have been on the front step waiting.
Author: Joan Jonker
Publisher: Hachette UK
The war may be over, but for one young wife, her battles are only just beginning... Man of the House is a heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting saga of life after the war, in the second instalment of Joan Jonker's Eileen Gillmoss series. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. On VE day, everyone was rejoicing and it seemed the whole population of Liverpool had turned out to celebrate. Eileen Gillmoss, a colourful character with a smile forever lighting up her face, was the life and soul of the party. Today was the day she'd prayed for and dreamed about. After five long, lonely years, her prisoner-of-war husband Bill would be coming home, back to the open, loving arms of his wife and children. But the man who comes back from the war is a complete stranger to her. It isn't only that Bill's appearance has changed. It's his remoteness, his flinching from her touch that Eileen can't cope with. Now, Eileen, who is always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, is the one in need. But who can she turn to? No one can give her what she craves most... her old husband back. She wants him back where he belongs, as the man of the house. What readers are saying about Man of the House: 'This book has everything you need for a good read. I couldn't put it down. With every page you turn you don't know whether you'll be laughing or crying by the end of the page. With the good description of the characters in the book you feel like you have known them all your life' 'Excellent... Joan Jonker never lets you down'
It's a metaphor of course, one that points to something that can only be found in
the marriage covenant. The Philosopher: Getting Real with Metaphors Since
building a house is something like writing a poem, something really must be said
Author: C. R. Wiley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Social Science
What is your plan for the end of the world as we know it? How will you protect the people you love? What will you leave to them when you are gone? The good news is this is not the first time the world has ended. What's more, men were made for times like these. And the men of the past--the good ones, anyway--have left us a plan to follow. They built houses to last--houses that could weather a storm. This book contains their plan.
or student can compose something on a computer, and it automatically goes up
on the blackboard, which is actually white); the seventh-grade trip to the Outward
Bound school in Key Largo; the top-gun lawyers hired to coach the mock trial ...
Author: Ad Hudler
Publisher: Ballantine Books
For more than a decade, Linc Menner has raised the status of househusband to an art form. . . . While his wife, Jo, brings home the bacon, Linc Menner holds down the fort–his gourmet cooking is sublime, his cleaning unrivaled, and his devotion to his daughter, Violet, unparalleled. But when the Menners relocate from upstate New York to the steamy beaches of Naples, Florida, life takes an unexpected turn. As the Menners renovate their new home Linc’s bliss turns into a war zone of contractors, dry wall dust, and chaos. And suddenly being surrounded by guys whose faces go blank as he expounds on the virtues of lump-free gravy makes Linc realize he has forgotten what it feels like to be a man. So Linc trades his flip-flops for work boots, and his wild mop of hair for a barbershop buzz, and marches his flabby physique to the nearest gym–attracting the secret devotion of one of Violet’s teacher in the process. And his stunned family watches helplessly as they lose the man who keeps them all together. To make matters worse, it’s hurricane season and there’s a category 5 heading right for Naples. As life on the home front explodes into hilarity and catastrophe, Linc must chart his own delightfully crooked course to finally become the Man of the House. Praise for Ad Hudler’s Househusband “With self-deprecating humor and adroit expression, Hudler delves deep into the American psyche of gender roles. . . . The dialogue rings with authenticity.” –The State (Columbia, S.C.) “Winning . . . [a] breezy comic outing.” –The New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
And the town maiden sings her pretty heart out . That's what this conversation
sounds like . For a week , it's been like this . And I can tell you this about our little house : Homework and hormones do not mix . “ You should really , ” I say , “ let
Author: Chris Erskine
A celebration of suburban fatherhood shares humorous observations about such topics as post-marital sex, babysitters, and parenting large families.
"A moving story, rich in detail, told with great sensitivity and affection.
Author: Cecil Foster
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Category: Canadian fiction
"A moving story, rich in detail, told with great sensitivity and affection." NEW YORK NEWSDAY It is 1964. Howard lives a hand-to-mouth existence in the small island protectorate of Barbados with his brothers, two aunts, and his grandmother. He is waiting for his parents, who left for England long ago, to send for him. And as the sparks of independence crackle all around them, Howard's life changes forever when Mr. Bradshaw, a black headmaster, is hired for his school. Howard begins to blossom under Bradshaw's guidance, and learns that neither freedom nor knowledge comes without sacrifice, and that even battles won leave victims. In this beautiful, poignant, and ultimately hopeful novel, the fate of one Bajan family rests in the hands of change--change that only liberation and learning can bring.
I look at the man in the house he is merely in the house. I look at the man around
the house he is barely around the house. I looked at the man of the house and
therefore he takes care of everything in and out of the house. The man of the ...
Author: Edward O. Eddy, Sr.
Publisher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
This is a journal that discusses self-betterment skills based off of the author observations and philosophies. While the author is not an authoritative scholar in the subject, the journal mixes life experiences, spiritual guidance and thoughtful to create an enriching and enlightening experience for the reader
You see, long ago a man died of old age in this house. ... The man of the house
said, “funny you should ask”, my ... is in the animal hospital, it seems he kept
running directly into the walls of the house at night, as if he were chasing something.
Author: Jesse Rodriguez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Once upon a time in the village of Bradley, Witches, Warlocks, and Ghosts ruled the land, and the people lived in terror, each story brings you closer to the reality of fear, that lurks around every dark corner in Kankakee County. Jesse Rodriguezs first book of horror, opens the gate to a new world of unknown dangers at every corner in his hometown. Read through these chilling stories of fright, and terror that remind you of your childhood fears, when you thought there was a monster in your closet, or was he really there? Well that monster is in Kankakee County!
There is not a man in the house more sensitive on the subject of honour than Sir
Robert . ... but charge him with anything , either in his private or public capacity ,
inconsistent with the character of a man of honour , and that moment he demands
My brother did not answer; upon which the man of the house came down,
opened the door, and asked my brother what he wanted? That you would give
me something for heaven's sake, says Bacbac. You seem to be blind, replied the
Author: Robert L. Mack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
No other edition offers extensive textual apparatus such as explanatory notes, plot summaries, particularly vital as stories are complex and interwoven. The Sultan Schahriar's misguided resolution to shelter himself from the possible infidelities on his wives leads to an outbreak of barbarity in his kingdoms and a reign of terror in his court, stopped only by the resourceful Scheherazade. The tales with which Scheherazade nightly postpones the muderous intent of the sultan have entered our language and our lives like no other collection of narratives before or since. Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba: all make their spectacular entrance on to the stage of English literary history in the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1704-17). The stories contained in this `store house of ingenious fiction' initiate a pattern of literary reference and influence which today remains as powerful and intense as it was throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This edition reproduces in its entirety the earliest English translation of the French orientalist Antoine Galland's Mille et une Nuits. This remained for over a century the only English translation of the story cycle, influencing an incalculable number of writers, and no other edition offers the complete text supplemented by full textual apparatus. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
There was forty-eight of them as well armed as I ever saw men. At the time they
passed my house they stopped and got a drink of water, as peaceable as they
could be. Q. Did you hear them say anything at that time about what their
Inside that house lay everything that Dr. Livinus could call his own, including his
treasured old school pictures that had survived the civil war, his certificates, his
clothes, and most importantly the ofo, the traditional symbol of authority of
Author: Dr. Oliver Akamnonu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A distinction is drawn between two very similarities based on the two types of characters that the same type of society produced. Orie, Puzo and Nmaku who hail from Angwa and the adjoining Ocha remained back in the village and made their lives almost permanently there rarely knowing what was going on in the outside world but being nonetheless greatly influenced by the latter. Their daily chores are dictated by the daily basic necessities of the moment and they have little to worry perpetually about. A lot of their life is controlled by the dictations and predictions of the traditional medicine man who occasionally misfires in his predictions which have no scientific basis supporting them. His situation is often taken advantage of by the political class who have little or nothing to lose even if the polity collapses. But Livinus on the other end of the spectrum emerges from the civil war and through a dint of luck and hard work studies hard and becomes a doctor. He even proceeds overseas despite a close shave by arsonists. He specializes and returns home to Akunwanta town from where he is again catapulted by fate and focus to become the governor of his state after a battle between titans eliminates the principal contestants. He at first meant well and had the intention of helping to reform society. Post election litigation and his lack of the economic leverage almost cost him his mandate. But again fate plays a hard one on him and because of his lack of cash he gets tied up to the economic vampires of his society. He is bailed out by a coalition of these vampires and narrowly reclaims his mandate only after colossal bribing of umpires who were least expected to soil their hands. He decides never to go begging ever again and hence he delves headlong into the rot and decay, not by his will but by the circumstances prevailing around him.
The man who keeps this house , said he to Harley , was once a servant of mine : I
could not think of turning loose upon the world a faithful old fellow , for no other
reason but that his age had incapacitated bim ; so I gave him an annuity of ten ...
Author: Lawrence O. RichardsPublish On: 2010-07-27
No one has taken me into his house. 19We have both straw and fodder for our
donkeys and bread and wine for ourselves your servants—me, your maidservant,
and the young man with us. We don't need anything.” 20“You are welcome at my
Author: Lawrence O. Richards
The Adventure Bible keeps getting better. Its exciting features make learning about faith and growing up spiritually a thrilling journey. Twenty full-color pages offer inspiring activities set to a jungle safari theme. Life in Bible Times whisks you off to the ancient world to discover what life was like back then, with illustrations showing what people ate, where they slept, what kinds of work they did and more. From Jehu to Jesus, People in Bible Times reveals who’s who in the Scriptures. Words to Treasure highlights valuable verses to memorize. Did You Know? gives you insight into God’s Word and turns you into a Bible trivia master. Live It! suggests fun activities to help you remember the truths of the Bible and apply them. The Adventure Bible also features introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible, a dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words, and color maps to help you locate places in the Bible. The Adventure Bible is America’s bestselling children’s Bible—over 5 million sold!
He is a man of good talents , and is most decidedly attached to Toryism ; but he
never has acquired the weight of character or influence ... He never strikes you by anything original or ingenious ; nor does he enliven you with anything amusing .
Author: Great Britain House of LordsPublish On: 1810
and the litule Room adjoining , into the Green - house ; “ I followed her foon
afterwards , to see whether I could “ Mrs. Loveden rang the ... and I am certain it
was Mr. Barker's , for “ I told him I had observed great Familiarities between "
there was no other Man in the House . “ them , and that I had something in my
Pocket which “ Were the Stairs which you heard this Person run up , “ I wished to
give to him .
They entered the house aecordingly . On a table at the corner of the room lay a
pack oi cards , loosely thrown together . The old gentleman reproved the man of the house for encouraging so idle an amusement . Harley attempted to defend
20“You are welcome at my house,” the old man said. “Let me supply ... After they
had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink. 22While they were
enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house.
With this NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible you can read through the Bible in a year...or at your own pace. Now you can practice the spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading with both morning and evening readings. Plus, you can read at your own pace. Want a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year? You’ve got it. Don’t want the guilt of falling behind? You won’t—each daily reading is numbered, not dated, allowing you the flexibility you need as you strive to engage God’s Word every day. The NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible organizes the clear, accessible New International Version Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament and from the New Testament, along with a selection from the book of Psalms or Proverbs. And to lead you into deep reflection, each daily reading includes both a morning and an evening meditation.
Author: New International VersionPublish On: 2013-11-21
19We have both straw and fodder for our donkeys and bread and wine for
ourselves your servants – me, the woman and the young man with us. We don't
need anything.' 20'You are welcome at my house,' the old man said. 'Let me
Author: New International Version
Publisher: Hachette UK
The history books of the Bible,using the New International Version 2011 translation. This ebook has an incredibly simple and fast navigation system to help you jump between Bible passages seamlessly. Also includes quick links to key people and events in the Pentateuch, and helpful summaries of each Bible book. This ebook is also available as an enhanced ebook with extra audio Bible readings from Poirot actor, David Suchet.
Author: New International VersionPublish On: 2011-10-27
... need anything.' 20'You are welcome at my house,' the old man said. ... After
they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink. 22While they
were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house.
Author: New International Version
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Hodder NIV Bible In One Year splits up the whole Bible into daily readings, with an Old Testament, New Testament and Psalm or Proverbs excerpt for each day of the year. It is ideal for personal devotions or to read as a community. This Bible features an easy-to-read layout, a timeline of the Bible and an overview of Bible Books and genres.