Deep in the Shade of Paradise A Novel

Deep in the Shade of Paradise  A Novel Author John Dufresne
ISBN-10 9780393285802
Release 2008-01-17
Pages 364
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A favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Welcome to Shiver-de-Freeze, a boot-shaped precinct deep in the Louisiana swamp, famous for its healing waters and curious fauna. Grisham Loudermilk is marrying Ariane Thevenot at Paradise, the family’s ancestral home, and we're here for the wedding. But reason and love, it would seem, keep little company in Paradise these days: Grisham’s cousin Adlai Birdsong has fallen desperately in love with the bride-to-be. Adlai’s ill-advised courtship proceeds even as his daddy, Royce, struggles to recall his past in the face of Alzheimer’s; as Father Pat McDermott realizes his passion for the mother of the bride; as the conjoined twins, Tous-les-Deux, train their eyes on Boudou Fontana, the last of the star-crossed Fontana clan. And just when it seems that Adlai must resign himself to a prolonged season of bachelorhood, Miranda Ferry, Grisham’s recent lover, wanders into town unawares. With his signature tragic-comic voice and cast of unforgettable and lively characters, Dufresne explores love, death, imagination, and memory. Reading group guide available.



Is Life Like This A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months

Is Life Like This   A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months Author John Dufresne
ISBN-10 0393076997
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 320
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“[Dufresne’s] generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away.”—Brad Watson “Writing a novel,” says John Dufresne, “is not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But it’s also not as difficult as you imagined.” Dufresne’s smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps. His six-month program variously calls attention to the key elements of good fiction writing and offers exercises that are designed to sharpen writers’ command of novel-length storytelling. After six months of guided writing, the users of this book will finish what might have once seemed impossible—a rich and compelling first draft of a novel. Is Life Like This? may well be the most important addition to the aspiring writer’s library.



House Lights A Novel

House Lights  A Novel Author Leah Hager Cohen
ISBN-10 9780393077612
Release 2009-10-28
Pages 336
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“Tantalizing ... captivating ... provocative.”—Booklist Late in her twentieth year, Beatrice, who dreams of a life on the stage, is confronting a home life torn asunder. She mails a letter on the sly to her grandmother, a legendary actress long estranged from the family, sparking events that will change her life forever. Powerfully written and psychologically intricate, House Lights illuminates the corrosive power of family secrets and the redemptive struggle to find truth, forgiveness, and love.



World Authors 1995 2000

World Authors  1995 2000 Author Mari Rich
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017274496
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 872
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Presents profiles of contemporary novelists, playwrights, essayists, historians, and poets from around the world.



As Green as Paradise

As Green as Paradise Author Adam Lifshey
ISBN-10 9780983689997
Release 2011-11
Pages 330
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As Green as Paradise is a lyrical weave of a governor's story, once a conquistador. It is a tale of loves lost and dreams unfulfilled, of characters condemned to forge ahead in a world at once old and new.The avocado carver was once a conquistador. This time, though, he aims to arrive in peace, as a governor, leading his relatives across the sea to a new world where they will found a settlement in a green valley. Yet his hopes for harmony with the indigenous people do not develop as planned. And distant dark forces conspire against him, certain that his relatives share a secret and forbidden heritage. His memories pursue him too, images of a childhood upon a faraway island, and of a dusty peninsula that he will never see again. As Green as Paradise is a lyrical weave of the governor's story, flowing with fables of beauty and solitude. It is a tale of loves lost and dreams unfulfilled, of characters condemned to forge ahead in a world at once old and new: scribes and inquisitioners, soldiers and scholars, storytellers and warriors, a unicorn hunter and a pirate and a wanderer, a poet and a musician too. And amid story upon story, the governor carves dim codes into the pits of discarded avocados and remembers it all."Lifshey's elegant re-imagination of an aspect of colonial history is so visual and lush. Both beautiful and brilliant, this novel reminds us of how ephemeral international human conquests can be."—Carole Sargent, Director of the Office of Scholarly and Literary Publications, Georgetown University



The Lie That Tells a Truth A Guide to Writing Fiction

The Lie That Tells a Truth  A Guide to Writing Fiction Author John Dufresne
ISBN-10 9780393078350
Release 2004-08-17
Pages 320
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"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction."—Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.



Everything Is Broken

Everything Is Broken Author Michael Creeden
ISBN-10 9781626770041
Release 2013-12-20
Pages 128
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The stories here document the way we live our days now, very often alone and in dire straits. The stories were chosen for their beguiling voices, their vivid sense of places, their compelling and intriguing characters, their tension, and their suspense. These are stories about what keeps us up at night. Important stories. The subjects are as splendid as they are varied: a talented young swimmer longs for a family and for love as he swims against his arch-rival; a young grocery worker/rock guitarist finds himself lured into a fundamentalist church by a — what else? — beautiful woman; two lonely souls drift through the city streets hoping for intimacy and settling for diversion; a group of old friends, retired fire fighters, honor a dead colleague, a suicide, and face the extermination of their own dreams; the quirky wife of a rising political star suffers a breakdown on the eve of the gubernatorial election; an athletically gifted high school student escapes her wealthy adoptive parents in search of the life, the culture, and the family she was taken from.



Everything s Broken Too

Everything s Broken  Too Author Christina MacRae
ISBN-10 9781626770133
Release 2015-12-08
Pages 123
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We had so much fun with our first anthology that we thought we’d do it again. Everything’s Broken, Too is our second publishing venture, and the stories inside were chosen from the submissions of past and present participants in our Friday Night Writers group. These are stories about what we’re afraid of, what we’re ashamed of, what we can’t forget about, and what we don’t want to know about ourselves. They are as compelling as they are unsettling: a boy on the verge of manhood, growing up in rural Alabama in the fifties, falls in love with a girl and with stories; a free-spirited entrepreneurial couple go to work for Hawaiian drug lords and find out they may have stepped into a world a bit more violent than they had bargained for; a man living out his dream retirement in Miami Beach gets devastating news from his physician and determines to face his fate with grace and dignity; a young man comes home to Miami Beach to find his destitute and homeless father and discovers an old sweetheart mired in a life of addiction and prostitution; a trip to the dentist is the pretext for a woman’s examination of the marital betrayal that has left her bereft and untethered; a young financial analyst who finds himself out of work, out of love, and out of luck is haunted by the childhood abduction and murder of his brother. In other words: something for everyone.



Paradise lost

Paradise lost Author Joseph Lanzara
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051292798
Release 1994-06-01
Pages 255
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Paradise lost has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Paradise lost also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Paradise lost book for free.



Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost Author John Milton
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HXK4KE
Release 1821
Pages 384
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Paradise Lost has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Paradise Lost also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Paradise Lost book for free.



Der Steppenwolf

Der Steppenwolf Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 3518366750
Release 1974
Pages 236
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'Der Steppenwolf' ist die Geschichte von Harry Haller, der sich im Zustand völliger Entfremdung von seiner bürgerlichen Welt. Die innere Zerrissenheit Hallers spiegelt die Erscheinungen der modernen Massen - und Industriegesellschaft wider und reflektiert kultur - und zivilisationskritische Strömungen des 20. Jahrhunderts.



Johnny Too Bad

Johnny Too Bad Author John Dufresne
ISBN-10 0393057895
Release 2005
Pages 247
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In a collection of short works by the author of Louisiana Power & Light, a romantic-minded woman must choose between a marriage of convenience and an affair, four brothers pretend to search for a nonexistent foster home, and an unfaithful man is found dead after announcing he is leaving his wife and children. 20,000 first printing.



Paradise of snakes

Paradise of snakes Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4975879
Release 1967
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The New monthly belle assembl e

The New monthly belle assembl  e Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555032776
Release 1849
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The New monthly belle assembl e has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New monthly belle assembl e also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New monthly belle assembl e book for free.



The Novels of F Marion Crawford A cigarette maker s romance Khaled

The Novels of F  Marion Crawford  A cigarette maker s romance  Khaled Author Francis Marion Crawford
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858058690136
Release 1891
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Atlantis Found A Dirk Pitt Novel

Atlantis Found  A Dirk Pitt Novel Author Clive Cussler
ISBN-10 9781440621703
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 704
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Marine explorer Dirk Pitt faces off against an elite army from an era gone-by in order to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. A group of anthropologists uncover strange inscriptions on the wall of a Colorado mine just as an explosion traps them deep within the earth. But their work won’t stay buried long. Dirk Pitt is on hand during the blast and quick to initiate a rescue operation. He is then tapped to lead a research crew on behalf of the U.S. National Underwater and Marine Agency to further study these uncanny artifacts. And that’s when his ship is set upon and nearly sunk by an impossibility—a vessel that should have died 56 years before. Clearly, another group knows about the relics of this long-forgotten but highly-advanced seafaring culture. And they’ll stop at nothing to keep the rest of the world in the dark.



The Novels Complete and Unabridged of Victor Hugo

The Novels  Complete and Unabridged  of Victor Hugo Author Victor Hugo
ISBN-10 OSU:32435055345011
Release 1894
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