The Forrests

Author: Emily Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408830019

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5577


LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, to falling in love, to early marriage and motherhood, from the glorious anguish of parenting to the loss of everything worked for and the unexpected return of love, Dorothy is swept along by time. Her family looms and recedes; revelations come to light; death changes everything, but somehow life remains as potent as it ever was, and the joy in just being won't let her go. In a narrative that shifts and moves, growing as wild as the characters, The Forrests is an extraordinary literary achievement. A novel that sings with colour and memory, it speaks of family and time, dysfunction, ageing and loneliness, about heat, youth, and how life can change if 'you're lucky enough to be around for it'.

Forrest Gump

Author: Winston Groom

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 395530616X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8733


Er ist ein Idiot. Er ist ein Genie. Er ist ein Ereignis. Dieser Mensch verändert das Leben aller Menschen, die das Glück haben, ihm zu begegnen. Sein Name ist Forrest Gump. Dies ist die warmherzige, tief berührende Geschichte eines gutmütigen Mannes aus Alabama, der einen Orden für seine Tapferkeit im Vietnamkrieg erhält und den Präsidenten von Amerika trifft. Eines ganz und gar ungewöhnlichen Menschen. Für die einen ist er ein naiver Schwachkopf, für die anderen ein Held. Was immer er auch anpackt, es geht garantiert schief. In Wirklichkeit aber zählt für Forrest Gump nur Jenny – die große Liebe seines Lebens...

A Treatise and Discovrse of the Lawes of the Forrest

Wherein is Declared Not Onely Those Lawes, as They are Now in Force, But Also the Originall and Beginning of Forrestes : and what a Forrest is in His Owne Proper Nature, and Wherein the Same Doth Differ from a Chase, a Park, Or a Warren, with All Such Thinges as are Incident Or Belonging Thereunto, with Their Seuerall Proper Tearmes of Art : as More at Large Doth Appeare in the Table in the Beginning of this Booke : Also a Treatise of the Purallee, Declaring what Purallee Is, how the Same First Began, what a Purallee Man May Doe, how He May Hunt and Vse His Owne Purallee, how Far He May Pursue and Follow After His Chase : Together with the Lymits and Boundes, Aswell of the Forest, as the Puralley

Author: John Manwood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forestry law and legislation

Page: 342

View: 5124


The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre

A Comprehensive Catalog of the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplays, Film Appearances, Speeches and Other Works, with a Concise Biography

Author: Christopher M. O’Brien

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 908


Although he is most remembered for his vast collection of science fiction memorabilia; his influential magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland; and his frequent sci-fi convention appearances, Forrest J Ackerman (1916–2008) also left a sizeable body of work in print. An introductory biographical section traces Ackerman’s early enthusiasm for pulp magazines and film productions of a fantastic nature, his rise to prominence in “fandom,” his acquisition of memorabilia, his work as a literary agent, the founding of his landmark magazine in 1958, and his friendship with a number of performers and personnel from genre films. The extensive bibliography includes listings of books, published letters, articles, fiction, verse, speeches, screenplays, comics, discography, liner notes, and periodicals edited and published by Ackerman. A thorough filmography, a selected listing of nationally televised appearances, and rare photographs of Ackerman throughout his lifetime complete this definitive catalog of one of science fiction’s most interesting personalities.


Geschichten vom Krieg

Author: Paul Bernhard

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847675168

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 36

View: 7055


Ob in Deutschland nach einer Bombennacht, in einem bosnischen Wald, wo nur Bäume und Krähen Zeugen der Greuel sind oder in Afrika, wo selbst hartgesottene Kriegsberichterstatter den Kopf verlieren. Der Krieg ist überall und er verschlingt alles und jeden! Der Autor schrieb diese Geschichten nach einer Bosnienreise, auf der er erkannte, daß das propagandistische "Nie wieder" nur Fassade ist, hinter der sich noch immer die Fratze des Orlog verbirgt. 1945 lag Europa in Schutt und Asche und kaum 50 Jahre später sahen alle weg, als mitten in Europa wieder in großem Stil gemordet wurde. Dem Leser sollen die Augenlider genommen werden, damit er sie nie wieder verschließt vor dieser Wahrheit, die uns den Frieden und die Freiheit schätzen lehren sollte!

Haunt Me Still

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101501316

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6238


The modern heroine of the national bestseller Interred with Their Bones returns, in a thriller centering on Shakespeare's eeriest play. A legendary theatrical curse . . . A rune-engraved blade, a mysterious mirror, and an ancient cauldron . . . And a ritually murdered body laid out in the manner of ancient pagan burials. Kate Stanley, Jennifer Lee Carrell's dauntless Shakespearean scholarturned- director, made a memorable-and New York Times bestselling- debut in Interred with Their Bones. Having chased down her mentor's killer (and recovering one of Shakespeare's lost plays in the process), Kate's fame as a director with an expertise in "occult Shakespeare" catapults her-and Ben Pearl, her partner in crime-solving-into a new production of Macbeth, showcasing a fabled collection of objects relating both to the play and the historical Scottish king for whom it is named. The Bard's witch-haunted play is famously cursed, its reputation for malevolence so strong that many actors refuse to quote or even name the play aloud. And as rehearsals begin at the foot of Scotland's Dunsinnan Hill, it doesn't take long for the curse to stir. Strange references to the boy actor who first played Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's day-and died in the role-pop up. A trench atop Dunsinnan Hill is found filled with blood, and a severed human thumb turns up among the props. And Kate begins sleepwalking, waking early one morning alone atop the hill, her hands smeared with blood. Kate has no memory of how she got there, but later that day a local woman is found dead on the hill in circumstances that suggest not just ritual murder but ancient pagan sacrifice. With the police more focused on Kate as a suspect than as a possible future victim, she and Ben find themselves in a desperate race to discover a lost version of Macbeth, said to contain rituals of witchcraft aimed at conjuring demonic forces to gain forbidden knowledge. However much Kate would like to dismiss such rituals as superstition, someone else appears willing to kill for them-and for the manuscript said to spell them out. Marked for sacrifice, can Kate Stanley uncover the killer before she becomes the next victim? Watch a Video

Laramie or the Queen of Bedlam

Author: Charles King

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736808143

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 9123


A story of frontier army life and the Sioux War of 1876 written by the author of over 60 books who gained the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. Charles King was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He graduated from West Point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. In 1898, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers and sailed to the Philippines during the Spanish-American War; he also led a brigade during the ensuing Philippine-American War. He returned to the United States and was active in the Wisconsin National Guard and in training troops for World War I. He wrote and edited over 60 books and novels.

A Stranger To The Town

Author: Evelyn Hood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405530219

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7514


Elizabeth Cunningham is seventeen years old when Adam Montgomery returns to his father's house. An orphanage girl, she has long kept house for the high-handed Rab Montgomery and his two other sons. But when Adam enters their lives, rejecting his father's demands to enter the family shawl manufacturing business, she knows everything is about to change...


The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest

Author: Andrew Burrell


ISBN: 1458798542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9819


The swashbuckling West Australian entrepreneur Andrew ''Twiggy'' Forrest took on mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto at their own game - and won. In this unauthorised biography, Andrew Burrell traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the complicated man behind the myth. Why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy? And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him and his plans for the future? It takes extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on such a mammoth scale. With the value of iron ore now integral to the health of the federal budget, Twiggy's business affects all Australians. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today.