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Heaven Texas

Author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN : 9780349401522
Genre : Fiction
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Former sports star Bobby Denton has agreed to lend his fame and his name to a movie. But when he doesn't show up the film company sends straight-laced Gracie Snow to bring him to the set with surprising results. Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby has reservations about being a movie star - and no plans to cooperate with anyone from the studio, let alone shy little Gracie. But though she comes across as a wallflower, Bobby soon discovers Gracie is really a steel magnolia and the more time he spends in her company the more he finds himself drawn to this plain Jane with a heart of gold. Praise for Susan Elizabeth Phillips: 'First Star I See Tonight is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her best - funny, charming and un-put-downable' Susan Mallery 'Fall into the addictive voice of Susan Elizabeth Phillips - compulsively readable and deeply satisfying!' Robyn Carr 'I always laugh my head off when I read Susan Elizabeth Phillips' novels. She never fails to leave a smile on my face' Catherine Coulter 'I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books. Her writing is infused with intense emotion, sharp characterization, subtle wit and a rare energy that is absolutely irresistible. When I open one of her books I know I'm in for an exhilarating ride. This is women's fiction at its best' Jayne Ann Krentz

Between Heaven And Texas

Author : Marie Bostwick
ISBN : 9780758292650
Genre : Fiction
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In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there. . . Welcome to Too Much--where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it's well known that the females in Mary Dell's family have two traits in common--superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men. While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she'll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted--a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . . Advance Praise For Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas "Brilliant. . .the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author "This book wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can't stop thinking about it! I'm in love with Mary Dell Templeton, and I'm in love with Too Much, Texas." --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author "With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state-of-mind!" --Lauren Lipton, author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

The Blue Train To Heaven

Author : Charles Harvey
ISBN : PKEY:6610000053551
Genre : Fiction
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This short story by Harvey captures the sibling rivalry of two brothers from Ghana. Join Elijah as he tells his story to a Reporter who is writing an article on an elaborate burial coffin. Under the backdrop of the wacky world of Ghana coffin makers, comes this tale of two brothers, Elijah and Ashong. Humor masks the subtle undertones of envy, jealousy, and mockery as Elijah tells the story of how his brother comes to be buried in the elaborate train coffin. Excerpt: Ha! Yes, my friend, you want to know what I thought of the train carrying Ashong to heaven. Oh, I don’t know, he may be in heaven in the sky. I heard he said his prayers before he died. As his only brother, it was my duty to inspect whatever he was to be buried in whether pine box or big train. So Dede Nunu comes to me—him and his crafty men dress like train conductors and pull what looks like big chunks of blue sky to my house here. The whole village clucked and fluttered like guinea hens with their necks outstretched trying to get a good look. Ha! Then I heard a howl of laughter. Here comes the train with the caboose in front. In front! I said, “Dede, I know Ashong loved the caboose on a train and a woman, but what is this? And you’ve painted everything the color of the sky.” The Gewgaws tells the story from the point of view of one of the coffin makers. Paa Joe and Dede Nu Nu race to build Mr Ashong on of the "finest" coffins money can buy. Excerpt from The Gewgaws Mr. Ashong is not a stupid man. Near death, he thought of ways to line his pockets for the hereafter. Most of us carry to our graves a few shells and trinkets. Mr. Ashong was thinking of French Francs. He knew people would be coming from miles and miles away to see what could top Chief Okwonko’s Skyline of Accra. Ashong quickly constructed several leaning Motel complexes and a large concession stand. He knew his Islam would not let him sell beer, so he sent a donation to Minister Oral Roberts and received a Certificate of Christianity by Fed-Ex. He renounced Islam that afternoon. Who would waste a fatwah on a dying man, he reasoned. He had the Council to pass a law that said the only food or drink to be consumed had to come from the Ashong concessions. Hah! That was a foolish law. Three days before March 15 (Ashong picked that day because his daughter had read to him on his sick bed the story of Julius Caesar), People began to assemble a few at a time. Before you could bat your eyes it was multitudes. Women in head wraps carried large pots of warm banana and coconut stew, pea soup, and lamb. Some brought their own goats to sell milk. The Christians roasted pigs over low burning coals. Ashongs men with sapling switches tried to enforce his law about what to eat. “What law is that, that says you can only eat food from Ashong’s boxes?” people yelled. They threw hot peanut oil at Ashong’s men, burning one on the nose. The goons retreated.

Texas Jesus

Author : Kathryn McGuire
ISBN : 9781553694090
Genre : Fiction
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Imagine a modern-day Jesus, a girl born in Texas, sent by God to clarify His teachings, who teaches love and forgiveness and conducts interviews with God, which she posts to her Internet website, texasjesus.com. God chose as her mother a transsexual, whose good friend is a voodoo priestess. Allow your sense of humor to come forth and enjoy this ride of your life, as Jesus a and her crazy mother journey around while Jesus performs miracles, plays her guitar and teaches love - while at the same time, members of the evil right wing try to destroy them. Experience the amazing story of the life of a transvestite, who comes under investigation by the Justice Department, comes out on front pages of newspapers and magazines, then after running for public office, has a sex change operation. A story unlike any ever written, this book will make you laugh but will also mke you rethink what God meant by his simple commandments, such as "Love they neighbor as thyself." Could salvation really be as simple as accepting people of all races, religions, and orientations? In this book you see a side of life known only to a select few.

Heaven In The American Imagination

Author : Gary Scott Smith
ISBN : 0199830703
Genre : Religion
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Does heaven exist? If so, what is it like? And how does one get in? Throughout history, painters, poets, philosophers, pastors, and many ordinary people have pondered these questions. Perhaps no other topic captures the popular imagination quite like heaven. Gary Scott Smith examines how Americans from the Puritans to the present have imagined heaven. He argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as reality or fantasy, as God's home or a human invention, as a source of inspiration and comfort or an opiate that distracts from earthly life, or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age. In the colonial era, conceptions of heaven focused primarily on the glory of God. For the Victorians, heaven was a warm, comfortable home where people would live forever with their family and friends. Today, heaven is often less distinctively Christian and more of a celestial entertainment center or a paradise where everyone can reach his full potential. Drawing on an astounding array of sources, including works of art, music, sociology, psychology, folklore, liturgy, sermons, poetry, fiction, jokes, and devotional books, Smith paints a sweeping, provocative portrait of what Americans-from Jonathan Edwards to Mitch Albom-have thought about heaven.


Author : James Regan with Phillip Guerra
ISBN : 1456743139
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. Decker, a brilliant Nanotechnologist and Virtual Reality Engineer, is suddenly tapped by the government to help them on one of their Top Secret projects. Seeing this as a lucrative promotion and an opportunity to work with the latest advancements in his field, he decided to accept their offer. Little did he know that he was about to take a journey into a new reality. As time moved on, he went from the excitement of seeing how far mankind had progressed to the horrors of the high price that man would pay to get there. No man or woman had ever dreamt of the dangers inherent in the interweavement of human potential with good and evil, dangers that resulted in the ultimate hijacking of the human mind.

Tears From Heaven Voices From Hell

Author : Diane Robertson
ISBN : 1469721902
Genre : Political Science
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In Tears From Heaven; Voices From Hell capital punishment issues are discussed from the viewpoint of the victims of violent crime and from those condemned to die on America's death rows. Explore the pros and cons of this controversial issue from those who have experienced the pain first hand: victims and death row inmates.

Poems To Jesus Christ

Author : Kassi Ydris
ISBN : 9781469149226
Genre : Poetry
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walk amongst the wild-berries my children to reach the natal plums teach the young to be wise in God's garden there are many flowers with thorns even thorns give new life in the sun. America, America a wise man once told me, "Don't waste your life being sad ... there is more happiness in love than hate there is more joy in cheerfulness than bitterness look up at the sky my sons, my daughters, my children, you are not the lonely ones." America, America.

Country Music Records

Author : Tony Russell
ISBN : 9780199881543
Genre : Music
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More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

Between Heaven And Texas

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ISBN : 0292706553
Genre : Photography
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Between heaven and Texas, there's a sky that goes on forever. On cloudless mornings after a norther has blown through, the sky is such a perfect cobalt blue that you forget the “between” and know that heaven is Texas, or Texas is heaven—it doesn't really matter which. But most days there are clouds between Texas and heaven—puffy white clouds that set us dreaming on lazy summer days or roiling storm clouds that unleash lightning, tornadoes, and hail. The sky between heaven and Texas is a stage for drama more often than not, just like the lives we live below it. Perhaps that's why we're always looking up. In this beautiful book, noted photographer Wyman Meinzer revisits the place that inspires his most creative work—the Texas sky. His photographs capture the vast dramas that occur between heaven and Texas—rainstorms that blot out mountain ranges, lightning strikes that dazzle a night-black prairie, trains of clouds that rumble for miles over wheat fields, sunsets that lave the whole wide sky in crimson, gold, and pink. Meinzer's striking images reveal that in the sky above, no less than on the land below, endless variety is commonplace in Texas. Joining Meinzer in this celebration of the Texas sky are two fine writers, Sarah Bird and Naomi Shihab Nye. In her wonderfully personal introduction, Sarah Bird describes growing up as a dedicated cloud-watcher who, after several years among the cotton candy clouds and cool fogs of Japan, was shocked and exhilarated by the limitless hot skies of Texas. Naomi Nye has chosen poems by twenty-six Texas poets, including herself, which explore a spectrum of emotion about the sky above Texas and the weather in our lives beneath it. Together, photographs, memoir, and poems create a lasting connection with the power and presence of what Meinzer calls “that vast frontier and ocean above”—the sky between heaven and Texas.

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