Autore: Russell Banks
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062123149
Grandezza: 38,66 MB
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Wade Whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. It is a mark of Russell Banks' artistry and understanding that Wade comes to loom in one's mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition. Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade's story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a fuse burning its way to the dynamite.


Autore: Laurell K. Hamilton
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623896
Grandezza: 28,61 MB
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Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” Anita Blake makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes…Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.


Autore: Edith Schaeffer
Editore: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214984
Grandezza: 62,50 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with the eternal question of why we face suffering and affliction in this life, showing us how to trust in God alone for comfort.

Fictions Of Affliction

Autore: Martha Stoddard Holmes
Editore: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472025961
Grandezza: 46,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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"Highly recommended . . . Holmes moves seamlessly from novelists like Charles Dickens to sociologists like Henry Mayhew to autobiographers like John Kitto." ---Choice "An absolutely stunning book that will make a significant contribution to both Victorian literary studies and disability studies." ---Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University "Establishes that Victorian melodrama informs many of our contemporary notions of disability . . . We have inherited from the Victorians not pandemic disability, but rather the complex of sympathy and fear." ---Victorian Studies Tiny Tim, Clym Yeobright, Long John Silver---what underlies nineteenth-century British literature's fixation with disability? Melodramatic representations of disability pervaded not only novels, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for "special" education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves. Drawing on extensive primary research, Martha Stoddard Holmes introduces readers to popular literary and dramatic works that explored culturally risky questions like "can disabled men work?" and "should disabled women have babies?" and makes connections between literary plots and medical, social, and educational debates of the day. Martha Stoddard Holmes is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies at California State University, San Marcos.

Beautiful Affliction

Autore: Lene Fogelberg
Editore: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631529862
Grandezza: 18,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with the man who will become her husband, with her enchanting surroundings, and later, with her two precious daughters. But despite her happiness, the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—Will I die young?—is closing in, threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found: she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. But is it too late? Unflinchingly honest and often harrowing, Beautiful Affliction is an inspiring account of growing up and living on the verge of death—and of the beauty, harshness, loneliness, and, ultimately, unbending love that can be found there.

Furnace Of Affliction

Autore: Alda M. Pruett
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452081654
Grandezza: 54,63 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Broken Wing

Autore: Phyllis A. Clemons
Editore: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615795685
Grandezza: 33,52 MB
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God reveals Himself in marvelous ways in the midst of a journey through affliction. In the fire of affliction there is GRACE for the process. Out of the fire comes a Redeemed Hope. Out of the fire comes Renewed Strength. Out of the fire comes Greater Glory. Out of the fire comes one of the greatest miracles-the miracle of a life being transformed into the likeness of Christ. In Broken-Wing: An Expose[ on the Journey through Affliction, Phyllis A Clemons shares the challenges and the God-given revelations of her personal journey through physical affliction. A raging fire arose. The timeline and the outcome were unknown. God, however, stood in the midst of it. He touched, He comforted, He spoke and He transformed Anyone whose life has been touched by affliction will gain a deeper understanding of the often mysterious season. You will learn how to survive, how to grow, and the power of spiritual transformation. Phyllis A. Clemons, is a teacher and minister of God's word. She has served in ministry for over ten years. Phyllis has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Religious Education from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. She is also the author of Broken-Wing: Taking the Journey to Spiritual Maturity. Phyllis currently serves at Heirs Covenant Church of Cincinnati. She and her husband, Randall, reside in West Chester, Ohio along with their two sons.

Thoughts In Affliction

Autore: Algernon Sydney Thelwall
Grandezza: 17,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The Afflictions

Autore: Vikram Paralkar
Editore: Lanternfish Press LLC
ISBN: 9781941360026
Grandezza: 23,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8039
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Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Maximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It's a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you've ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of your history. A wound that grows with each dark thought or evil deed you commit but shrinks with every act of kindness. A disease that causes your body to imitate death, stopping your heart, cooling your blood. Will the fit pass before they bury you-or after? As Maximo soon discovers, medicine at the Central Library may be more than he bargained for. The Afflictions is a magical compendium of pseudo-diseases, an encyclopedia of archaic medicine written by a contemporary physician and scientist. Little by little, these bizarre and mystical afflictions frame an eternal struggle: between human desire and the limits of bodily existence."

The Furnace Of Affliction

Autore: Jennifer Graber
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807834572
Grandezza: 43,62 MB
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Focused on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, Jennifer Graber explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and philosophies of prison discipline from the 1790s thr