My Life and Other Stories

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My Life  and Other Stories

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781375915113

Page: 262

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Stories of Your Life and Others

The request for that meeting was perhaps the second most momentous phone
call in my life. The first, of course, will be the one from Mountain Rescue. At that
point your dad and I will be speaking to each other maybe once a year, tops.

Stories of Your Life and Others

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447281985

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Includes 'Story of Your Life' the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. With Stories of Your Life and Others, his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose. From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . . Chiang's rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

A start in life and other stories

I was never blind to his faults , ” she said , “ but I loved him as a wife should love
her husband . ” “ Then you ought , in ... I shall grieve , too ; long before your
marriage I had made him my child , I had sacrificed my life to him . If he dies I
shall be ...

A start in life  and other stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

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My Life and Other Stories

I began to do some research on my family and what I learned, coupled with what I
had experienced in my life, literally brought me to tears in gratitude and
admiration, and hopefully in wisdom. If you like to sit down and listen to stories
told by, ...

My Life and Other Stories

Author: Bob Elles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481752901

Page: 206

View: 244

Intelligence comes from ignorance as wisdom comes from naiveté and there is nothing like gathering both from people who represent a diverse swath of nations throughout the world. As cultures require contact with each other in order to grow and remain viable, and not succumb to atrophy, man too requires contact with men of different beliefs and practices. No one nation or culture or religion has a hold on logic or is immune to extremism. I feel blessed that I’ve had the opportunity to absorb and learn about aspects of life that I’m sure I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. In fact, my whole belief system was changed over the past forty-five years through this contact. I began to do some research on my family and what I learned, coupled with what I had experienced in my life, literally brought me to tears in gratitude and admiration, and hopefully in wisdom. If you like to sit down and listen to stories told by, say, an old friend, an uncle, or a person with wrinkles on his face, grey in his hair, and a sparkle of wisdom in his eyes, coupled with a smile on his face, then you should so bother. If you don’t, then stop right here and go pick up and read a book on vampires or love’s lost or whatever turns your fancy. My life has been tragic and wondrous and I have what I call life lessons that I believe you will find helpful in your life. I’ll even go so far as to say that, given even a fraction of introspection in you, your life will be significantly altered after you’ve read this book. I know that doesn’t sound humble but I also know this to be true. I have learned, forgot, and made up many a good story. Keep this in mind when you read these chapters (stories) compiled within this book. Are they all true? Mostly, with only the most embarrassing events removed. An old retired Air Force fighter pilot once told me “I have secrets only God and I know – and that’s the way it will remain.”

Tom Weekly 4 My Life and Other Exploding Chickens

And have you come up with a genius way to never do homework again? All of these things have happened to me. I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.

Tom Weekly 4  My Life and Other Exploding Chickens

Author: Tristan Bancks

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143790110

Page: 240

View: 162

Have you ever ran from the dentist? Are you petrified of clowns? Have giant head lice try to eat you? Have you ever been attacked by Library Ninjas when your book was five years overdue? And have you come up with a genius way to never do homework again? All of these things have happened to me. I'm Tom Weekly. My life is an exploding chicken and the book in your hands is my attempt to glue it back together again.

A Parallel Life and Other Stories

And because we made certain choices before we knew what life was all about,
this is what we wind up doing. ... My wife for one.” He picked up his watch from
the nightstand. “God, I'd wish she'd cheat.” Then he stood up and began to dress,
 ...

A Parallel Life and Other Stories

Author: Robin Beeman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137064

Page: 192

View: 617

A penetrating and satisfying collection of sly but wise stories about passionate people, mostly women, who do not seem satisfied with the limits society places on them. A brilliant debut by a writer who knows her people and her territory, from rural Louisiana to the coast of California.

A Daughter of Our Time and Other Stories

ing of my life when I was , if it were possible , more cheerless than that neglected
little creature could have been , because more keenly alive to pain , and craving
more for sympathetic joy than one is consciously capable of suffering or desiring
 ...

A Daughter of Our Time and Other Stories

Author: I. Gilchrist

Publisher:

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Page: 341

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The Bioscope of Life and Other Stories

The Bioscope of Life and Other Short Stories is a book made with a lot of love and dedication! This book will show you the reflection of people's mindsets, illusions and how something like a Bioscope can change one's life.

The Bioscope of Life and Other Stories

Author: Suhani Srivastava

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 37

View: 235

The Bioscope of Life and Other Short Stories is a book made with a lot of love and dedication! This book will show you the reflection of people's mindsets, illusions and how something like a Bioscope can change one's life.

The Story of My Life

The Princess ' s health obliges her to winter in Italy , away from her husband and
her little sons , but she will hurry back to them ... Sometimes also I am touched by
a kind note from an unknown hand saying that one of my other books has been ...

The Story of My Life

Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

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Dolly

The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

Dolly

Author: Dolly Parton

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780061092367

Page: 332

View: 818

The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

A Russian proprietor and other stories

Je vous aime , " he whispered , in a voice which was so like my husband's ! My
husband and child recurred to my memory as dear objects loved in other days ,
long ago , and now forever disconnected with my life . But suddenly , at this
instant ...

A Russian proprietor  and other stories

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher:

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Bluebeard s keys and other stories

I could tell you every day of all my life to come as long as I live if I chose ,
continued the girl , with a quiver in her voice ; when you go back to your moors ,
to your dogs , to your free life , I shall be in peace and safe from the world and its
 ...

Bluebeard s keys  and other stories

Author: Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Publisher:

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My Life as a Deaf Gay Man and Other Stories

Sessions and her husband had five children, all living within a few hours' drive.
Sessions said she was a Catholic until age 55 or 60. “I just decided I didn't like a
group of men telling me how to run my life,” said Sessions. “I got up and left.

My Life as a Deaf Gay Man and Other Stories

Author: Peter Beach Morier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147726292X

Page: 128

View: 998

Preface: The Inner Man By Margaret A. Pitts Peter B. Morier, who is deaf and gay, knows why he exists. I met him at Chestnut Lane, an assisted-living facility for deaf and blind people, while he was doing court-ordered community service. He was living in the past and present, and he also hoped that there would be a future for him-because at that point, his future was uncertain. He does not like to waste time. Peter has given his life to serving justice rather than adding to the numerous injustices and inequalities and the never-ending violence and viciousness that the world contains. At one point, Peter had thought that he would not make a difference. But he realizes that he was wrong to feel that way. Furthermore, other people have said that he has indeed made a difference. He never regretted the commitment he made. Peter shared his feelings with me and, at this point in his life, he is ready to keep moving forward. He has written this book with two goals. He wants to remove the stigmas that have been wrongfully placed on his life and give credibility to the Deaf and gay perspective. My name is Margaret Pitts, and I reside in Gresham, Oregon. I am Peter's ghostwriter, and he also considers me to be his "adopted sister." One part of Peter's book is one of the saddest yet most joyful stories ever printed. It is the story of how Peter found peace again, overcoming his fears with a newfound trust and transforming his life. It is truly a wonderful story to read and very inspiring. Peter has been praised for managing to tell such a difficult story. How painful it must have been for him to look back at those difficult times and transcend them. It is a wonderfully strong story, an epic journey about hope, strength, justice, and overcoming a multitude of adversities. It is a true test of human spirit and should inspire everyone to reach their highest potential in life, no matter what physical, psychological, or emotional obstacles are placed in his or her way. Peter is one of the most remarkable and multitalented human beings I know. I am proud to be his sister.

John Rixon s money box and other stories

He seemed anxious , too , to hear about my little Effie , and asked a great many
questions about her ; but somehow I did not care to talk about her to him . What
was she to him ? She was a part of my own old life , my city life . She was my dear
 ...

John Rixon s money box  and other stories

Author: John Rixon (fict.name.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 96

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The Source of Life and Other Stories

I. The children are in school, their older sister asleep upstairs, my pages
scattered across the ornamented floor. This is Brooklyn with innumerable birds.
Just this morning Lila picked up the book that had frightened her and said, “I can
read it in ...

The Source of Life and Other Stories

Author: Beth Bosworth

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822978466

Page: 218

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From “The Eight Rhetorical Mode” Later he asked, “Would you like to go for a hike sometime?” and two trains of thought left the station: He means to get to know me and we might leave the city together and it’s been a long time since I climbed a mountain. That train chugged into a wider brighter country all the time. The other train went by another route through the panicked interior. He’s a lunatic, it whistled. He’s been in and out of hospitals. He will take you to a mountaintop and throw you right off into the bright air: choo choo! Post-divorce dating is one more cause for celebration (or a quick call in to the police) in Beth Bosworth’s revelatory new book, The Source of Life and Other Stories. The spine of this collection is a series of linked stories about Ruth Stein, a Brooklyn author whose first book has exposed her father’s abuses; while the voice here, speaking across a lifetime, ranges from bittersweet to humorous to lethal. In other stories Bosworth’s narrators—a mother left to care for her son’s suicidal dog, an editor haunted by a dog-eared manuscript—seem to grab hold of the reins and run off with their fates. Meanwhile Bosworth explores the extended family, the bonds of friendship, an apocalyptic Vermont, the rank yet redeemable Gowanus Canal; also rites of passage, race relations, divorce, middle-aged romance, dementia, funerals, alcoholism, and the Jewish religion. Reality is just another stumbling block for Bosworth’s characters, who might help themselves but don’t always choose to. There are leaps of faith here, nonetheless, as the collection dispenses a kind of narrative psychotropic for survival and redemption, with a chaser of humor mixed in.