A King s Love

Author: K. Jahmani
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537795355
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Bliss "Esa" Love, has been through a lot in her short 19 years on earth. From a young age she has learned to trust no one; because even your family ain't shit sometimes. After going through a traumatic break up with her long-time boyfriend, Mario, Bliss becomes stagnant in her life. While suffering a tragic loss, Bliss, closes her family and friends out of her life as she slips into the world of feeling numb. The only person that can get Bliss to smile and laugh is her new found best friend, Junior. Junior always come through for Bliss and takes pride in being there for her as his feelings for her fall deeper. Junior is confident in his position with her. That is, until... Bentley bumped his way into Bliss' life, taking her on a whirl wind adventure, and forever changed the dynamic. Will the 19-year-old spitfire be able to keep up, even when she realizes that this chance encounter has a deeper rabbit hole than it first appears? After serving 4 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit, 27-year-old Bentley "Bent" King, is fresh out and ready to leave his painful past behind him. The only things that he had time to focus on were his grandmother and trying to figure out his next steps; until he, literally, knocked a girl off of her feet. One look into her hazel eyes and Bentley's life as he knew it was over. The peaceful and quiet life that he was striving to achieve, flew out of the window as unexpected curve balls, forced Bent's hand, making him face the exact thing that he was running from. What will happen when these tow lost soul's cross path's? With all of the family lies, secrets and betrayal coming to the forefront, will Bentley and Bliss be able to survive this chaotic game called life? Or will the deceit be enough to make them crumble under the pressure?

Sweet St Louis

Author: Omar Tyree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439128725
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New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree's seductive, insightful novel exploring the age-old question: how do people fall in love—and stay in love? When Anthony "Ant" Poole, a young auto mechanic with a creative approach to the mating game, tries out his latest line on Sharron Francis, he has no idea of the impact it will have. For Sharron, an ordinary girl in search of companionship and happiness, Ant's words are filled with mystery and allure. Would she really be getting an actual piece of him, or just a piece period? The more Sharron contemplates Ant's line, the more it confounds her. When she decides the only way for her to discover its meaning is to discover Ant for herself, both her life and his are turned upside down.

The Great Crowd

Author: Michael J. Tan Creti
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499081006
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The Great Crowd is a social history of All Saints Episcopal Church of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1885, precisely at the moment when Omaha was experiencing a spurt of rapid grown, the parish has continued to succeed as a religious community deeply enmeshed in the life of the city. It was from the beginning a distinctly urban parish and, as change came for the city, underwent its changes, including a major relocation of its facility. It also found itself navigating the changes in national culture and in the character of the larger Episcopal Church. Curiously, very different rectors—eight in all, with different configurations of lay leadership drawn from across the city—responded to these successive waves of change, and yet, they held on the conviction that they had maintained the unique identity of the parish that they had inherited from those who had gone before them. They did so in no small part by telling their story. Drawing from the parish archives, including its vestry minutes, correspondence, and publications the author, himself one of the eight rectors, has taken up a critical retelling the story bring up to 9/11, 2001. These pages contain a strange tapestry of names and faces, from Omaha’s cowboy mayor to its storied lawyers and devout bus drivers who melded themselves in that strange unity called a parish. In the author’s telling, the story becomes a critical tool for understanding how a Christian community works and for providing a basis for a critical assessment of the purpose and meaning of religious community in American life.


Author: Caroline McGill
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1599832267
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New York Times bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis have put together a collection of street fiction's finest. Caroline McGill, J.M. Benjamin, Boston George, and T. Styles present fresh new stories of money, murder, betrayal, and revenge. Their unique approach attempts to explain the allure of the dope game through the eyes of some unforgettable characters. Just when you think it's over, a new story picks up and takes you on a whole new journey! This is a sure classic and the beginning of a great series. Take a ride with the kings and queens of the street.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Stephen King from A to Z

Author: George Beahm
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780836269147
Format: PDF
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Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of popular novelist Stephen King.

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

Author: Amaresh Datta
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN: 9788126011940
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A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.

Arabs in Treatment

Author: Yana Korobko
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524526312
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When I was only starting the therapeutic work with the Middle Eastern patients, I was looking for some kind of guidance to enable my genuine understanding of the Muslim patient cases. However, the material was scarce, haphazardly scattered, and mostly referring to the traditional therapies. That was not helpful and was even more confusing. With time, I managed to amass my own systemized data based on regular observations, practical cases, reflections, and exchanges with the colleagues. This material helped me to approach each case individually while respecting the cultural environment of a patient. Eventually, the book was published. This is the kind of book that I have always wanted to find, and I had to write it eventually by myself. The work contains the systematized knowledge on the evolution of scientific psychology in the Islamic world, which starts with the prophetic times and continues until now. The book reveals the signifiers, which form a structure of a Muslim psyche. It also exposes the recurrent mental health complaints of the Arab patients and investigates their unconscious roots. The book is intended, first of all, for professionals who are directly related to the Muslim mental health-care system. Secondly, it is for anyone who is considering undergoing a personal analysis. And certainly, the edition is for everyone interested in the subject. This book does not intend to bring the answers. It rather continues the dialogue regarding the necessity of creating the psychological-counseling culture in the Muslim world.

When Heroes Love

Author: Susan Ackerman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231507259
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Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language found in the Gilgamesh epic and the biblical David story, have become the object of numerous and competing scholarly inquiries into the sexual nature of the heroes' relationships. Susan Ackerman's innovative work carefully examines the stories' sexual and homoerotic language and suggests that its ambiguity provides new ways of understanding ideas of gender and sexuality in the ancient Near East and its literature. In exploring the stories of Gilgamesh and Enkidu and David and Jonathan, Ackerman cautions against applying modern conceptions of homosexuality to these relationships. Drawing on historical and literary criticism, Ackerman's close readings analyze the stories of David and Gilgamesh in light of contemporary definitions of sexual relationships and gender roles. She argues that these male relationships cannot be taken as same-sex partnerships in the modern sense, but reflect the ancient understanding of gender roles, whether in same- or opposite-sex relationships, as defined as either active (male) or passive (female). Her interpretation also considers the heroes' erotic and sexual interactions with members of the opposite sex. Ackerman shows that the texts' language and erotic imagery suggest more than just an intense male bonding. She argues that, though ambiguous, the erotic imagery and language have a critical function in the texts and serve the political, religious, and aesthetic aims of the narrators. More precisely, the erotic language in the story of David seeks to feminize Jonathan and thus invalidate his claim to Israel's throne in favor of David. In the case of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, whose egalitarian relationship is paradoxically described using the hierarchically dependent language of sexual relationships, the ambiguous erotic language reinforces their status as liminal figures and heroes in the epic tradition.

The First Love Stories

Author: Diane Wolkstein
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 9780060922726
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Passion, joy, and longing abound in seven original classic love stories, newly retold by a master storyteller. Wolkstein has vividly re-created unforgettable myths of love, published together in a single collection for the first time. Includes "Inanna and Dumuzi", "Shiva and Sati", "The Song of Songs", "Psyche and Eros", and more.