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Johnny Miracle

Author : Mark H. Barratt
Publisher : Booksurge
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 27,34 MB
Release : 2013-10-31
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1494768771

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Nobody can explain the flurry of catastrophes that befall Johnny Miracle, the quirky pink faced orphan boy found in the middle of a football field on Halloween night. Though he tries to fit in to the best of his ability, calamity surrounds him on every side. Luckily his friend and sidekick Peter keeps him safe from the worst of life’s tragedies but when he becomes hopelessly infatuated with the beautiful and unreachable pop star Glitter, it triggers a chain of events which catapult him into a whirlwind of misadventures that seem certain to end in disaster.

Once More We Saw Stars

Author : Jayson Greene
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 11,90 MB
Release : 2019-05-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1524733547

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“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.” --Cheryl Strayed For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief. As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once More We Saw Stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.

The Shipshape Miracle

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 301 pages
File Size : 19,98 MB
Release : 2017-07-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 150404519X

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Nine tales of imagination and wonder from one of the formative voices of science fiction and fantasy, the author of Way Station and City. Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Clifford D. Simak was a preeminent voice during the decades that established sci-fi as a genre to be reckoned with. Held in the same esteem as fellow luminaries Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury, his novels continue to enthrall today’s readers. And his short fiction is still as gripping and surprising now as when it first entertained an entire generation of fans. The title story is just one example of this. Cheviot Sherwood doesn’t believe in miracles. They never seem to pay off. So when he’s marooned on a planet with no plan for escape and no working radio, he takes it in stride and prepares for a long stay gathering food, making shelter, and collecting all the diamonds the world has to offer. But when a ship like none he’s ever encountered lands, he sees his salvation—and an opportunity to take the priceless craft for himself. Unfortunately, his “rescuer” has the same idea . . . This volume also includes the celebrated short works “Eternity Lost,” “Shotgun Cure,” and “Paradise,” among others. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.

What Happened to Johnnie Jordan?

Author : Jennifer Toth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 326 pages
File Size : 37,1 MB
Release : 2007-09-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 1416576673

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On an icy night five years ago, Johnnie Jordan -- just fourteen years old -- brutally murdered his elderly foster care mother, leaving the state of Ohio shocked and outraged. He could not tell police why he did it or even how it made him feel; all he knew was that something inside him made him kill. At the time, few people predicted the swift emergence of a class of young so-called "super-predators" -- criminals like Johnnie who injure and kill without conscience, personified to the nation by the Littleton, Colorado, tragedy in 1999. In What Happened to Johnnie Jordan? acclaimed journalist Jennifer Toth, author of The Mole People and Orphans of the Living, once again takes a look at the people in our society whom we so often discard and altogether ignore. As Toth investigates Johnnie's crime and life, she unravels the mysteries of a child murderer unable to identify his emotions even after they converge in acts of fury and rage. In the course of her research, Johnnie grows dangerously into a young man who "will probably kill again," he says, "though I don't want to." Yet he also demonstrates great kindness and caring when treated as more than just a case number, when treated as a human. Through Johnnie's harrowing story, Toth examines how some children manage to overcome tragic beginnings, while others turn their pain, anger, and loss on innocents. More than a beautifully written narrative of youth gone wrong, this is the story of a child welfare system so corrupted by bureaucracy and overwhelmed with cases that many children entrusted to its care receive none at all. It is also the story of a Midwestern town struggling with blame and anger, unable to reconcile the damage done by so young an offender. From Johnnie's early years on the streets to his controversial trial and ultimate conviction, What Happened to Johnnie Jordan? is a seminal work on youth violence and how we as a society can work to curtail it. Ultimately, Toth ponders one of the most difficult and important questions on youth violence: If we can't control the way children are raised, how can we prevent them from destroying other lives as well?

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

Author : Brian Kilmeade
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 46,23 MB
Release : 2019-11-12
Category : History
ISBN : 0593085868

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Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You’ll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch “from sea to shining sea.”

By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There

Author : Tom Sizemore
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 33,67 MB
Release : 2016-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1451681682

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An account of the acclaimed actor's Hollywood career and struggles with methamphetamine addiction covers his Detroit background, his relationships with various co-stars, and his experiences as a father of twin boys.

Cursed

Author : Tony Marturano
Publisher : a Different Angle Publishing
Page : 532 pages
File Size : 45,31 MB
Release : 2021-12-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0954013786

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From number-one bestselling author, Tony Marturano, comes the bone-chilling 3rd chapter in the No1 bestselling supernatural series, HAUNTED. “TERRIFYINGLY ORIGINAL!" It's been over a year since the shocking events at Porthcove. Psychologist Marco Battista, his girlfriend, and dog Buddy are starting anew. Welcome to Fawndale, a beautiful hamlet deep in the heart of the forest, and the beginning of a different kind of terror. BY THE TIME YOU DISCOVER THE TRUTH, IT’LL BE TOO LATE.

Miracleman By Gaiman & Buckingham Book 1

Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 24,81 MB
Release : 2022-10-19
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1302943758

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Collects Miracleman (1985) #17-22 and material from Total Eclipse #4 [As Presented in Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1-6]. Award-Winning Writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman) And Artist Mark Buckingham (Fables) unveil Miracleman's Golden Age! Atop Olympus, Miracleman presides over a brave new world forged from London's destruction. It is a world free of war, of famine, of poverty. A world of countless wonders. A world where pilgrims scale Olympus' peak to petition their living god while, miles below, the dead return in fantastic android bodies. It is an Age of Miracles - but is humankind ready for it? Do we even want it? Is there a place for humanity in a world of gods? Gaiman and Buckingham delve into the lives of lonely idealists, rebellious schoolchildren and fracturing families - exploring the human constant in a changing world of gods and miracles.

Watchers

Author : Dean Koontz
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 35,47 MB
Release : 2008-05-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780425221808

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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...