A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Author: Ben Folds
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1984817280
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs. “A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as “Brick,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” and “The Luckiest,” and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he’s an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In the title chapter, “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream—and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In “Measure Twice, Cut Once” he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In “Hall Pass” he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in “Cheap Lessons” he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way—but that luckily didn’t kill him. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you’ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds. Praise for A Dream About Lightning Bugs “Besides being super talented, and an incredibly poignant and multifaceted musician, Ben Folds is a fantastic author. I couldn’t put this book down—and not just because I taped it to my hand. Ben takes us into his mind and into his process from the very beginnings of his childhood to where he is today—one of the greatest musicians and writers that has ever graced the art.”—Bob Saget “A Dream About Lightning Bugs is an insightful, touching and often hilarious look back at [Folds’s] life and career, told with wit and good old-fashioned Southern warmth—like Truman Capote, but with more F-bombs.”—People

Chicken Foots Stew

Author: Michael Delphy Hunt
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595742629
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Chicken Foots Stew is centered around the life and times of quadrupled-divorced Michael Devin Hughes. The stories are Hughes' observations on family, life, and love, though not necessarily in that order. Fast-paced and genuinely funny, Chicken Foots Stew provides entertaining family reading. Among the short stories included in Chicken Foots Stew are the following: "Birthday Parties"as Hughes and his son Malcolm attend the ultimate children's birthday party, Hughes attempts to go one better, but he is out of his league as he finds out; "Hotels"Hughes prepares the perfect weekend for daughter Millicent only to discover that his choice of hotels does not meet his daughter's exacting standards; and "My Ex-Wife and Plants"Hughes' first wife Marcia discovers she has been banned from buying plants at all area nurseries. Hughes adds to her misery, by playing a practical joke that backfires tremendously.

The Lightning Bug

Author: Calvin Johnson-Rowe
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608445399
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The Lightning Bug is a work of Science fiction. It is the first book in a series and introduces American teenager Matt Johnson. Matt and his friends discover a warning message hidden in the behavior of lightning bugs. The message leads to the discovery of secrets that run counter to accepted scientific and religious beliefs. Solving the mystery requires the teens overcome racial and political turmoil. The teens must find a way to save the world; but who will save them?

The Bug And His Light

Author: Betty Brantley
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1728315581
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The Bug and His Light tells the story of an unlikely friendship between six-year-old Judd and a little lightning bug named Mark. While searching for lightning bugs on a summer evening with his mother, Judd accidentally brings one of the little fireflies home. Afraid, sad, and far from home, Mark the lightning bug loses his glow. Thinking he is broken, Judd and Mark work together to find a way to fix Mark’s light. “I know what I’ll do! I’ll fix you up, then you’ll be brand new!” said Judd. Again and again, the newly formed friends try to fix Mark’s glow. Their imaginations ran wild, but nothing seemed to work. Even then, they never gave up. Children will laugh when Judd tries his phone charger to make Mark’s light start to shine. “Mark spits the charger from his mouth and gave the thing a toss. Mark’s wings were kind of singed, and now his eyes were crossed!” This wonderful story embraces the love of friendship and the joy of helping others.

Lightning Bugs And Sunday School

Author: Nancy Barry
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462006671
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As comfortable as telling stories around the kitchen table, on the front porch, or in front of a campfire, Lightning Bugs and Sunday School presents a collection of narratives, points to ponder, and poetry that illustrates how God works in the lives of the faithful. Compiled by author Nancy Barry, the stories include appearances by angels and good Samaritans, prayers that have been answered, and the witnessing of unexplainable miracles. In "Great Balls of Fire," Shirley Jones tells how listening to a message from God saved her house from ruin during a storm. In "A Smooth and Quiet Ride," Daniel Street describes being rescued by an angel on a bitter night when his vehicle broke down. "Sometimes You Have to Ask" relates how a prayer for a boy's new eyeglasses was answered by a thoughtful neighbor. With recipes and household hints included, Lightning Bugs and Sunday School offers a plethora of faith-based stories and recollections that provide inspiration and guidance.

The Devil S Dream

Author: Lee Smith
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101478888
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Now back in print from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls. It was in 1833 or '34 that Moses Bailey brought young Kate Malone down to Cold Spring Holler to be his wife. But Moses, wanting to become a preacher like his daddy was, left Kate time and again to look after the kids while he went out in search of a sign from God. Though he warned them about the evils of playing the fiddle, a kind of music he likened to the devil's own laughter, it passed the time for his bride and children, and soon became not just a way of life for the Baileys, but a curse that would last for generations.

Inverness

Author: Billy Langston
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481729853
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"God's Country," is the best way to describe Inverness, during the '60s. If was a safe place filled with wonder and natural beauty. While reading Inverness; The Barefoot Years, take a break and close your eyes. See if you can remember chasing lightning bugs at dusk or the smell after a spring rain. Can you still hear the whistle of the midnight train or remember running barefoot on the school play ground. I hope this book brings you a flood of great childhood memories. If I had one wish it would be to turn back the hands of time so our children or grandchildren could live as we did, a carefree, innocent childhood.

Is There Any Justice

Author: W.J. Rothenburg
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477176853
Size: 13,96 MB
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Is There Any Justice? Is a mind gripping tale of mystery and intrigue, love and romance, tears and sorrow, about an abduction of a thirteen year old student. Revolting realism of the pain and cruelty the abducted must endure to survive. Compelling characters, good and bad, make this fictional story, taking place near the safe and picturesque small towns of central New York, where people left their doors unlocked at night, a real page turner.

The Reformatory Press

Author: Iowa. Reformatory at Anamosa
Editor:
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The Dream Hunters Epoch

Author: Shirley G. East
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465396942
Size: 16,20 MB
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THE PALEO INDIAN SERIES: CLOVIS THE DREAM HUNTERS EPOCH A frightened abandoned child struggles to survive the terrifying perils of the Pleistocene Llano Estacado to become a powerful woman, protected by Spirit Mammoth Mother; her only friend a huge Dire Wolf. Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Llano Estacado of Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, the reader will thrill to meet the majestic Columbian Mammoth, shiver with fear at the attack of a fi erce Saber Toothed Tiger and come to love a very special Dire Wolf. She seeks and fi nds Th e People only to be threatened by an evil Dreamer who recognizes her as a threat and seeks her death. Th e Dream Hunters series will both captivate and educate the reader as they learn about the Clovis people, that early Paleo-Indian culture which has so intrigued and eluded the archaeologists for decades. Th e author has applied her fi rst hand experience as continued to back fl ap