Infused with her trademark precision, clarity and dark humour, Mary Loudon’s searing, highly-charged novel My House is Falling Down is a fearless exploration of what infidelity means when no one is lying, and how brutal honesty may yet ...
Author: Mary Loudon
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
‘A truthful, exciting, agonising adult love triangle. An emotional labyrinth, with monsters, great risks – and survival’ - Laline Paull, author of The Bees For Lucy, marriage to Mark provided an anchor after several years of drifting casually across countries, into jobs and out of relationships. Now forty-two, her anchor is working loose. Bewildered by the demands of motherhood and dissatisfied by her work, she has also grown understandably resentful of her husband: Mark has serious difficulties of his own and whilst harsh self-reliance has kept him sane, it has alienated his wife. When Lucy falls in love with Angus, a pianist in his sixties, her shock is extreme. Adamant that she will not deceive her husband, she instead asks his advice. Mark’s reaction, however, is startlingly unorthodox, leaving Lucy to steer an impossible course between duty and desire, adventure and security. As her marriage falters and Angus presses for commitment, she is forced to choose between family and self, with lifelong consequences for everyone. Infused with her trademark precision, clarity and dark humour, Mary Loudon’s searing, highly-charged novel My House is Falling Down is a fearless exploration of what infidelity means when no one is lying, and how brutal honesty may yet prove the biggest taboo in our relationships.
He keeps notebooks, and attempts to map out the renovation work required on the house, constantly doubting his abilities but pushing his way through, endlessly searching for solutions.
Author: Jayne Joso
Recipient of a Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award. ‘My Falling Down House is a masterpiece’ – Anne Janowitz. ‘This is a novel for anyone who has had a setback in life; for anyone who ever thought of escaping reality and retreating into the shadowy imagination. A beautiful exploration of identity by a hugely talented writer.’ – Eluned Gramich Set in contemporary Japan... it simultaneously speaks to contemporary globalizing society at large. A remarkable achievement.’ – Sho Konishi, Professor in Modern Japanese History, University of Oxford. Having lost his job and his home, Takeo Tanaka, a young Japanese man, takes refuge in a dilapidated wood and paper house. He sets himself projects in an attempt to hold on to his sanity and as recompense for trespassing and dwelling in a house for which he makes no payment. But with only a cat and a cello for company, his ability to distinguish between real and imagined events is soon deeply challenged, and he is ultimately held captive by his own paralysing suspicion of the outside world. His fears and failing health keep him inside the house through four testing seasons, and he is driven to the edge of insanity as he pushes his creative abilities to keep himself occupied and retain his self-respect. He keeps notebooks, and attempts to map out the renovation work required on the house, constantly doubting his abilities but pushing his way through, endlessly searching for solutions. Building what he can out of the things he discovers inside the house, he permits his mind free reign to create and to mend.
... aged twelve The House Falling Down As I was walking down the street
Following my shadow, I heard somebody shout, “My house is falling down. Help
me! Help me! Help me! My house is falling down. I cannot build it up again Help
Author: Eric J. Bolton
Verse Writing in Schools presents methods in creative writing that can be used in English classes in the same way as a grammar textbook. The book focuses on the teaching and appreciation of poems to children new to poetry writing. The book is organized into 3 chapters discussing the intricacies of teaching poetry writing to children. The first chapter deals with problems facing the teacher when dealing with children who does not have any background in verse writing and poetry. It then discusses, in Chapter 2, what should be done once the children become accustomed to writing poetry, to prevent them from writing lifeless verses. The last chapter explores the qualities, themes, social, and psychological predisposition of children as reflected in their works. Educators, teachers, and students studying English language education courses will find this book an interesting reference.
“You trashed my house,” she said. “Did you trash my bedroom, too? Tear my bed
apart? Vomit on the carpet? PiSS on the wall?” The word piss shocked him. She
never swore. That one word, piss, spelled his doom. He knew that as soon as ...
Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Buddy Walker is troubled by his parent’s recent divorce, and when Harry Flowers suggests a prank, he goes along, just for opportunity to do something different. He doesn’t realize that someone is watching. When Jane Jerome’s house is trashed, and sister brutally injured in a home invasion, she struggles to continue with her life as her family falls apart. The Avenger has witnessed reckless evil. He has killed before and knows that he just needs to wait until the time is right before he can take his revenge. Robert Cormier once again sheds light on the conflict between good and evil and the dark side of human nature. In his classic style, each character’s point of view is revealed invoking both sympathy and horror while showing the complexities of the psyche.
“I've looked all through my house and my car, you see? I swear, I'd have heard it
or felt it, if I'd dropped it at their house. But I can't find the damn thing, so I just
thought I'd call and see—” “Is it loaded?” Wally asks, closing his eyes to think.
Author: Sheila Curran
Like the legendary London Bridge, Diana Lively has been transplanted from England to the Arizona desert. Also, she seems to be falling down. Trained as an architect, top in her class, she makes dollhouses. Widowed young and beautiful, she distrusted people who were kind to her, and married Ted, the one man who wasn’t. Maybe it’s a good thing that Diana Lively’s life is suddenly out of her control. Billionaire American Wally “The Ammo King” Gold also lost a spouse young, and in memory of his beloved Anglophile wife, Wally wants to fund Arthurian Studies at Oxford—and also to bring back to Arizona an expert consultant for his King Arthur Theme Park. Ted Lively, Arthurian scholar, fond of sherry and pretty undergraduates when he can take time off from belittling his wife, most definitely does not want to go and live among the barbarians of Arizona. But Oxford, eager to please Wally, gives him no choice. So the Livelys are off to Phoenix, where Diana pictures deadly scorpions, tarantulas and snakes, and Ted bewails the loss of his children’s perfect accents. And yet, in this most unlikely place, in the most surprising ways, Diana is about to discover that the happiness she thought was lost forever can shower down on her again, can flood her dry life like a lake in the desert, and make it bloom.
Stormy Night Down Down Down My house is falling Down I felt it crumble To the
ground But underneath A rock was found Which then became The cornerstone Of
what would be My very own House not built On sinking sand But firm ...
Author: Sienna Elizabeth Raimonde
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sienna Elizabeth Raimonde, will arrest your attention with her poetry. While she has been writing since childhood, this is her first published book. Poetry, she says, runs in her blood. Also, her two grandmothers were poets, and The Poet of the Adirondacks was her great+ grandfather. Raimonde, while a keen observer of both human nature and nature in general, speaks the language of her times through symbolism, metaphor, and simile. She composes her poetry with a unique blend of sobriety, humor, and mystery, juxtaposed with a philosophical twist that is both distinctive and unique. This is a book for everyone.
Apparently, the wife had become too afraid to stay in the house at night when her
husband worked and wasn't home. She would stay at her mother's home
overnight, coming back in the morning when her husband was home. My
neighbor had ...
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
This autobiography follows the author, Raine, from the time she was a young child and centers on the relationship she shares with her guardian angel.The experiences Raine has lived through, including health problems as well as her relationships with family and animals, will encourage readers to open their awareness to inter-dimensional energies. It explores insights into self empowerment through spiritual development.As Raine strives throughout her life to continue to grow, both educationally and spiritually, she shares both positive and negative experiences that have shaped her life to where she is today.And Rainedrops Fall Down My Cheeks will open new pathways for others seeking meaning in their lives.
Curt Wood, my neighbor and friend, kept my house from falling down while I was
away and occasionally when I was working obliviously inside. Cass Sunstein
stepped in to offer improbable care, delivering what amounted to the clutch ...
Author: Samantha Power
In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age.
Apparently in my alcohol induced amnesia we had hit it off at Huber's and
continued the New Year's celebration into the wee hours of the night. When I
made it back to my friend's house, I smelled as if I drank all night. I had. She was
Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
A yoga teacher’s wise, witty memoir about life and near-death: “In a world full of new-age nonsense, Michael is a true gem.” —Jessica Biskind, MA, LPC Michael Harris has had his ups and downs in life. There were a few big falls, like losing more than half of his liver in an accident at twelve years old, becoming an alcoholic by sixteen—endangering what was left of that liver—and nearly losing his legs from vascular disease at twenty-seven. But once Michael gets you through the gory details of the mess he found himself in, he’ll tell you what he did to get back up out of that mess—with plenty of entertainment and inspiration along the way. From his brushes with death to his passion for life, and his tale of how he ultimately became a successful yoga teacher, Falling Down Getting Up just might help you get back up, too.
n my darkest moments of grief, my body sought low ground. The crying often
started in my bedroom, after twenty endless minutes of my staring up at the
ceiling, waiting for answers to how I was supposed to cope with a falling-down
house and ...
Author: Stacy Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
• A compelling memoir: Just when Stacy Morrison thought she had it all, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed lots of work, a new baby who needed lots of attention, and a new job where she was called on to dispense advice on life and love to women across the country. With humor and heart, Stacy shares the unexpected lessons of grace, love, and forgiveness she learned as she struggled to put her life back together.. • An insider’s view of the magazine world: Stacy immerses her readers in the fascinating, high-pressure world of New York publishing. Yet, despite her high profile job, Stacy’s struggle with the stress of being a working mother while trying to make sense of her unraveling marriage—revealed with bracing honesty and intimacy—will resonate deeply with millions of women. . • For all those who loved Eat, Pray, Love : Despite all the expert relationship wisdom at her disposal through her job and the love and support of family and friends, Stacy realized that moving through her divorce was a journey she would have to make alone. Falling Apart in One Piece is the story of how she faced fear, panic, and heartbreak to find a sense of peace and reconciliation..
I thought back to the days after my grandmother Prioleau's death following a fall
down the stairs in her house on Legare Street, and how a darkness had
descended over the house and garden, silencing the summer sounds as if we'd
Author: Karen White
Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...
concept of PTSD, Mason endows several of her veterans, and in particular
Emmett, with its symptoms.4 Sam's response to what she terms “the delayed
stress of the Vietnam War” (89) is ... And my house might fall down while I'm here”
Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the nearly two decades of American presence in Viet Nam (1954-1973). That evocation has renewed interest in the Vietnam War, resulting in the re-printing of older War narratives and the publication of new ones. This volume tracks those echoes as they appear in American, Vietnamese American, and Vietnamese war literature, much of which has joined the American literary canon. Using a wide range of theoretical approaches, these essays analyze works by Michael Herr, Bao Ninh, Duong Thu Huong, Bobbie Ann Mason, le thi diem thuy, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, and newcomers Denis Johnson, Karl Marlantes, and Tatjana Solis. Including an historical timeline of the conflict and annotated guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for students and readers of contemporary American fiction
Bernie Now, I'm not comparing her to a hoarder or anything – Gary That's exactly
what you're doing – Bernie But it was just something . . . it ... Gary God, I'd hate to
hear how you describe me when I'm not around – Denise Sure, have you seen
her house? It's falling down. It's falling down around her. I was around on her
street the other day right– I look across at her gaff and her Christmas lights are
Author: Shaun Dunne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This area is gone to the fucking dogs. Gary returns home from college to confront age-old rivalries, bitter disputes, and bin bags that just won't stop falling from the sky. As Gary and his old friend Martin fight to find their place in the world, their mothers desperately search for meaning in a life that has already passed them by. Will Gary leave the estate forever or return to the rubbish heap? The Waste Ground Party was published to coincide with the Abbey Theatre debut of award-winning playwright Shaun Dunne.
The thought of escaping Clive's house entered J osh's house as it had Clive 's
own. They both stared at the only window, ... “My house, its falling apart,” he
answered, “but that's what might get us out of here. If those steps hadn't fallen,
Author: R. A. Rosas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Josh Harthering moved into Silverview, hoping to come to some conclusion about his life and the uncertainty he felt about living. After losing his mother, after being kicked out of his home, this city hed never heard of before seemed to be the place where his racing thoughts could possibly find solace and rest. On the Morning of the day after he arrived, Josh awoke to find a man murdered outside his home. Being falsely arrested by Officer Westly Rush, he is taken into custody and is told hell be charged with the crime. That is until a block in the rode changes everything in Silverview. The dead are walking. Josh Harthering and Westly Rush must now find their way through the city after being attacked and separated after a the crash that nearly kills both. Josh finds himself on the property of Clive Reed, a man still full of regret for his failed marriage. The two must come together quickly and find a solution to survive the horror that is now filling the streets. Josh as well must confront his inner demons, the darkness that had devoured him, following him from his childhood and try to find the light amidst the sorrow he has drowned within. There is little time in the day and the night only brings more danger as the walking dead grow in numbers and become more vicious; and the survivors must overcome their own fears and live to another morning.
Maggie Helwig. 'Yeah, well, you're just lucky I spend my time wandering around
taking pictures of metal structures.' But she didn't react; ... 'I just want to scrape the
paint on their Mercedes with my house keys.' 'Oh yeah. Resort to vandalism.
Author: Maggie Helwig
Publisher: Coach House Books
The 2012 One Book Toronto title Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award A girl faints in the Toronto subway. Her friends are taken to the hospital with unexplained rashes; they complain about a funny smell in the subway. Swarms of police arrive, and then the hazmat team. Panic ripples through the city, and words like poisoning and terrorism become airborne. Soon, people are collapsing all over the city in subways and streetcars and malls. Alex was witness to this first episode. He's a photographer: of injuries and deaths, for his job at the hospital, and of life, in his evening explorations of the city. Alex's sight is failing, and as he rushes to capture his vision of Toronto on film, he encounters an old girlfriend - the one who shattered his heart in the eighties, while she was fighting for abortion rights and social justice and he was battling his body's chemical demons. But now Susie-Paul is in the midst of her own crisis: her schizophrenic brother is missing, and the streets of Toronto are more hostile than ever. Maggie Helwig, author of the critically lauded Between Mountains, has fashioned a novel not of bold actions but of small gestures, showing how easy and gentle is the slide into paranoia, and how enormous and terrifying is the slide into love. 'The depth of her understanding ... fills this book with moving scenes and striking perceptions.' --The Globe and Mail (about Between Mountains) 'With pitch-perfect prose, Helwig shows huge compassion and an ability to make Toronto come alive.' --NOW 'stellar ... meticulous and poignant realism' --Montreal Gazette
He puts me in the truck and rolls down my window a bit before he runs back into
the gas station. While he's gone, I pullat the handle ... Soon,I see my house and I
fall down through the airand into mykiddie pool.Iwait a minute and let the water ...
Author: Allison Baggio
Publisher: ECW Press
"Allison Baggio explores the connection between the physical and the spiritual worlds in this collection of twelve short stories and the novella 'As she was.'"--P.  of cover.
His turning point occurred in the church of San Damiano outside of Assisi, as he
heard a voice that seemed to emanate from a crucifix say to him, “Go and repair
my house, which you see is falling down.” Francis received a word spoken to him
Author: Louis J. Cameli
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Drawing on family history and his own story, noted theologian and pastoral leader Fr. Louis J. Cameli takes readers on an archaeological exploration into the faith passed down across time and place. Beginning in his ancestral home in Italy and tracing the story through the centuries, Cameli unearths layers of faith to lead readers to a clearer understanding of their own faith as a legacy from the community of the Church. In The Archaeology of Faith, Fr. Louis Cameli digs into his ancestry to uncover the source of his own faith and invites believers and seekers alike to examine their own faith in the context of history and within the community of the Church. Tracing the evolution of faith from pre-Christian times in his ancestral village of Grottamare on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Cameli discovered how faith intersects with the most basic predicaments of life. While studying the rise of monasticism, he learned that faith is lived in community. As he looked at the medieval raids of Saracen pirates, Cameli found a sense of living with vulnerability. Finally, he realized that trust in God was modeled for him by the relatives who farm the same land today as their ancestors did. As Cameli studied the rich complexity of faith in his family history, he reflected on his own life, his vocation, and the personal challenges that his beliefs pose. Cameli is a highly respected priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago, where he has served as the Cardinal’s delegate for formation and mission and is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops.
Every other day I would pass by her street, and Dre would look at me and say, “
Sis, we got plenty of time” because he knew how I was about being late. I would
pass by her house slowly and just watch how her mom let the house fall down.
Author: Kenya K. Watkins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Brandy Wash was a young girl that grew up in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas. She was one of the hottest females around and she knew it. She was raised by both parents and she had four brothers that would let no harm approach her. She was untouchable, unstoppable, and stayed ready for any action to take place. Her parents knew that one day she was going to be a medical physician or some bad ass attorney but little did they know Brandy had a different agenda. As a teenager she had experienced some trying events that could have tore her life apart, including losing her brother and her best friend but she was a strong soldier. There was only one problem with Brandy and that was that she loved the streets and they were getting into that hidden thug mentality of hers that only she knew about. She meets one of the finest Arkansan that was well known and every womans dream and together they can have Little Rock in the palm of their hand. Will she let her future be corrupted by this one man that could possibly mean her no good or will she follow into the dreams her parents planned for her.
I leftearly enoughnot to have totell her any ofthe bitsand pieces I learned
overnight. A few blocks from my house,Levi picks me up on his bike and rides
meto school, but Vienna High is like a ghost town. At least half the student
population is out, ...
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Delacorte Press
If you can’t wait for the premiere of Fox TV’s hot new series, Scream Queens, you will race through the pages of this pulse-pounding thriller. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination as this group of high school elites uncover whose plotting to off each and every one of them. Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed. All because of the list. Kenzie Summerall can’t imagine how she’s been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her. This is the power of the list. If you’re on it, your life changes. If you’re on it this year? Your life ends. Praise for They All Fall Down "A suspenseful mash-up of Indiana Jones and Pretty Little Liars."--The Bulletin "Part high school drama, part mystery, this fast-paced novel will appeal to a broad range of readers who will have a difficult time putting it down."--School Library Journal "St. Claire keeps the tension high as she slowly uncovers the mystery and builds to a thriller-level climax."--Kirkus "St. Claire ropes in readers from the opening pages, creating a taut thriller that keeps the audience turning pages and guessing until the end."--VOYA "Best-selling author St. Claire makes her YA debut with a thriller in the tradition of Lois Duncan and R. L. Stine."--Booklist From the Hardcover edition.