The Heavenly Table

The Heavenly Table

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From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-07-12
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780385541305


The Heavenly Table

The Heavenly Table

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Cane, Cob and Chimney Jewett are young Georgia sharecroppers held under the thumb of their God-fearing father, Pearl. When he dies unexpectedly, they set out on horseback for Canada, robbing and looting their way to wealth and infamy. But little goes to plan and soon they’re pursued by both the authorities and the stories emanating from their trail of destruction – making the Jewett Gang out to be the most fearsome trio of murdering bank robbers in the Midwest. The truth, though, is far more complex than the legend. And the heaven they’ve imagined may in fact be worse than the hell they sought to escape.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-07-14
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781473524712


The Heavenly Table

The Heavenly Table

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Cane, Cob and Chimney Jewett are young Georgia sharecroppers held under the thumb of their domineering, God-struck father Pearl. When he dies unexpectedly, they set out on horseback to rob and loot their way to wealth and infamy, inspired by a lurid dime novel that only one of them can read. But little goes as planned and soon they're pursued by both the authorities and by stories that make them out to be the most fearsome trio of bank robbers and murderers around. The truth, though, is far more complex than the legend. And the heaven they've imagined may in fact be worse than the hell they sought to escape. The Heavenly Table is gritty, electrifying and weirdly funny. It cements Donald Ray Pollock's place among America's best contemporary novelists.

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Genre : Brothers
Author by : Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016
File : 365 Pages
ISBN : 9781910701621


The Devil All The Time

The Devil All The Time

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Now a Netflix film starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson A dark and riveting vision of 1960s America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. In The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock has written a novel that marries the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over­tones of Flannery O’Connor at her most haunting. Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right. Donald Ray Pollock braids his plotlines into a taut narrative that will leave readers astonished and deeply moved. With his first novel, he proves himself a master storyteller in the grittiest and most uncompromising American grain.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011-07-12
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780385535052


Knockemstiff

Knockemstiff

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"More engaging than any new fiction in years." —Chuck Palahniuk An unforgettable work of fiction that peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. Knockemstiff is a genuine entry into the literature of place. Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise Knockemstiff feature a cast of recurring characters who are irresistibly, undeniably real. A father pumps his son full of steroids so he can vicariously relive his days as a perpetual runner-up body builder. A psychotic rural recluse comes upon two siblings committing incest and feels compelled to take action. Donald Ray Pollock presents his characters and the sordid goings-on with a stern intelligence, a bracing absence of value judgments, and a refreshingly dark sense of bottom-dog humor.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Donald Ray Pollock
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2008-03-18
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780385525404


The Heavenly Tenants

The Heavenly Tenants

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The Marvell family is on the move, driving from their Wisconsin farm to visit the children's grandmother in Virginia. The night before their departure, Mr. Marvell talks to Roger, Heather, and the twins about the wonders of the night sky and explains the zodiac — a beautiful trail traveled by the sun in the daytime and by the moon and planets at night. The pathway's 12 sections, called the "signs" of the zodiac, contain clusters of stars. Long ago shepherds and sailors identified the clusters with characters from mythology, and so the heavens became filled with gods and heroes, hunters, ploughmen, and archers as well as birds, bears, farm animals, and monsters. Upon the family's arrival in Virginia, Mr. Marvell sets up his telescope but he can't find the Crab —it has disappeared from the sky! Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin, a strange light emanates from the Marvells' house, illuminating every board, windowpane, shingle, brick, and stone. What could be causing it? A Newbery Honor book of 1947, this extraordinary tale by a noted American author is gloriously illustrated with woodcut-style scratchboard graphics.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : William Maxwell
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2017-07-24
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780486824338


Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God; some 40,000 people still practice polygamy in these communities. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

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Genre : True Crime
Author by : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2004-06-08
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781400078998


From Florence To The Heavenly City

From Florence To The Heavenly City

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Dante's political thought has long constituted a major area of interest for Dante studies, yet the poet's political views have traditionally been considered a self-contained area of study and viewed in isolation from the poet's other concerns. Consequently, the symbolic and poetic values which Dante attaches to political structures have been largely ignored or marginalised by Dante criticism. This omission is addressed here by Claire Honess, whose study of Dante's poetry of citizenship focuses on more fundamental issues, such as the relationship between the individual and the community, the question of what it means to be a citizen, and above all the way in which notions of cities and citizenship enter the imagery and structure of the Commedia.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author by : ClaireE. Honess
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
File : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781351566322


The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man

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"The Heavenly Man" tells the true story of Liu Zhenying, also known as Brother Yun, who, for the past 30 years, has committed himself to bringing the gospel of Christ to all of China. Imprisoned, tortured, and separated from his family for his beliefs, Brother Yun shares his story.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Brother Yun
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
Release : 2009-10-01
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781598563924


El Libro De La Luz

El Libro De La Luz

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“Ámame dentro de ti. Porque yo estoy dentro de ti. En cada parte de ti, en cada célula, yo estoy ahí. Y solamente cuando entras en contacto profundo contigo mismo es que entras en contacto profundo conmigo. Y solamente cuando te amas eternamente es que consigues amarme eternamente. Yo estaré siempre aquí.” -- Jesús ¿Estás buscando una guía espiritual? ¿Tienes problemas personales y no sabes qué hacer? ¿Te preguntas si estás haciendo lo correcto? ¿No estás seguro si tus oraciones son escuchadas? Por medio de un mensaje inspirador canalizado directamente a Alexandra Solnado desde el Cielo, El libro de la luz te ofrece una sabiduría simple pero profunda. Estos mensajes de luz son un intento del cielo para darte consuelo e inspiración. Para encontrar las respuestas sobre las cosas que te preocupan, simplemente haz una pregunta y toma dos letras Arameas de las diecisiete incluidas en el libro. La tabla referencial que se encuentra en el interior te guiará hacia el mensaje indicado que Jesús ha enviado para ti. Los mensajes de luz de este libro están relacionados con temas de la vida como el perdón, amor incondicional, sentimiento de culpa, pérdida, abundancia, riesgo, protección, propósito y muchos más. Utiliza esta guía divina a diario en cualquier momento en que necesites ayuda o sabiduría. Más que un libro, El libro de la luz es una guía para toda la vida.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author by : Alexandra Solnado
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-04-12
File : 416 Pages
ISBN : 1451612680