Tom is Dead
In its original French, Tom Est Mort was nominated for the Prix Femina and the Prix Goncourt. This edition is translated by Lia Hills. Tom died when he was four. To stop herself from forgetting him, his mother tries to write Tom's story, the story of his death. She strives to describe it all as precisely as possible. It's the details that will lead her and the reader to the truth. Set in the Blue Mountains and in Sydney, Tom is Dead is a suspense novel in which Darrieussecq takes us to the core of grief and drives this narrator's experience into our hearts. 'There are very few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.' The Times
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were then and the play has become a contemporary classic. 'One of the most original and engaging of post-war plays.' Daily Telegraph
Tom Hubbard Is Dead
E-book version of Tom Hubbard Is Dead.Tom Hubbard is dead. Iraq war hero, dutiful son and brother, faithful husband. Or was he? The year is 2002, and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars are in their infancy. The military favors policies that keep the truth under wraps: The dead return to the US in secret, while gay soldiers abide by the confines of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. In such a milieu, thirty-seven-year-old Lieutenant Tom Hubbard is killed in action and his remains are returned to the small New England town he turned his back on years earlier. Along with a flood of curious townspeople, Tom Hubbard's extended family, boyhood friends and distant lovers gather for a memorial reception hosted by Tom's emotionally unbalanced mother and prickly sister. Set at the Hubbard's 200-year-old farmhouse in Newbury, Massachusetts, the drama unfolds in a single afternoon directly following Tom Hubbard's military burial. In one day, this small town family falls apart and comes back together again in unexpected ways. Long-hidden relationships surface, family secrets are uncovered and the real Tom Hubbard is revealed. New relationships are builtrelationships that could not have existed before Tom Hubbard had died and his tumultuous memorial reception had shaken his family to its core.
Dead Coach Walking
Renowned college basketball coach Tom Penders revisits his successful, if tumultuous, career in Dead Coach Walking. One of the winningest head coaches in NCAA Division I basketball history, Penders reflects on four decades steering programs at seven universities --Tufts, Columbia, Fordham, Rhode Island, Texas, George Washington, and Houston. As he lifted the programs from the depths of "death row" to winning glory, he enhanced his reputation as "Turnaround Tom." Penders achieved success with distinction: he has coached more NCAA Division I basketball programs than any coach in history and has taken four different schools to the NCAA Tournament.
The Publishing History of Uncle Tom s Cabin 1852 2002
Uncle Tom's Cabin continues to provoke impassioned discussions among scholars; to serve as the inspiration for theater, film, and dance; and to be the locus of much heated debate surrounding race relations in the United States. It is also one of the most remarkable print-based texts in U.S. publishing history. And yet, until now, no book-length study has traced the tumultuous publishing history of this most famous of antislavery novels. Among the major issues Claire Parfait addresses in her detailed account are the conditions of female authorship, the structures of copyright, author-publisher relations, agency, and literary economics. To follow the trail of the book over 150 years is to track the course of American culture, and to read the various editions is to gain insight into the most basic structures, formations, and formulations of literary culture during the period. Parfait interrelates the cultural status of this still controversial novel with its publishing history, and thus also chronicles the changing mood and mores of the nation during the past century and a half. Scholars of Stowe, of American literature and culture, and of publishing history will find this impressive and compelling work invaluable.
Romance is Dead
Special Delivery! Tom Bains brings packages to people as part of his job. After divorcing his cheating wife, he decides to make other women pay for her mistake. While making deliveries along his route in New York City, Bains starts killing attractive blondes that remind him of his ex-wife. Detective John Napoli is assigned to the case. He is also given a new partner, Detective Maria Martinez. As the murders continue, Napoli works the crimes while trying to live a normal life. Napoli enjoys spending time with his family, as well as with his best friend, Tom. Can Napoli stop the killer, or will Bains outsmart his friend and claim more victims?
For a New Life
A confrontation within a prison between the inmate Franklin and a National Guardsman, there to staff the prison during the 1977 Wisconsin state employee strike, starts a series of events neither man foresees nor can ignore as chance soon brings them together again. Our hero has travelled with his wife and sister to help take Rick and Paula's large trailer into Nicolet National Forest in upper Wisconsin, to hunt deer in the days before Thanksgiving. Other friends have joined them. All look forward to the fun, to the hunt, and to help a friend establish a new home. The fun ends abruptly when Franklin and his convicts, having escaped from prison the evening before, enter this forest to avoid the law and find their camp. They forcibly take command yet not every camper has been caught. An on-going struggle littered with death ensues and, as it does, Franklin and our hero discover their paths have crossed again. Franklin takes delight in this, knows nearly every advantage is his to take, as he begins to hunt our hero down. Our hero is terrified, confused, emotionally shocked, from witnessing the convicts kill as he begins to fight back. He takes a questionable stance, makes tormenting choices and daring actions, with unknown results that could either save or kill his wife, sister, and friends. A wicked blizzard compounds his problems for survival. Then he learns Franklin is foremost among those he fights-from Franklin himself. As Franklin pursues him in the snows his life already ebbs away ... can he save the others-are they still alive-can he save himself-what can you do when there's no one to help and no where to run and you know you're slowly dying?
The Death of Demand
In this title, Osenton offers readers a comprehensive programme for increasing profits when they can't increase revenue.
Emily Dickinson Is Dead
First arson, then murder strike Emily Dickinson’s hometown Although she spent her life withdrawn from the people of Amherst, Massachusetts, every man, woman, and English professor in this small university town claims ownership of poet Emily Dickinson. They give tours in her house, lay flowers on her grave, and now, as the hundredth anniversary of her death approaches, they organize festivals in her name. Dickinson scholar Owen Kraznik has just been railroaded into organizing the festival when Amherst starts to burn. As the fire consumes a fourteen-story university dormitory, transcendentalist scholar and occasional sleuth Homer Kelly considers that it may have been set on purpose. Two students die in the blaze, but neither was the arsonist’s target. Emily Dickinson wrote countless poems on the nature of mortality, but before Amherst can celebrate her words, death will leap off the page.
He Ain t Dead
Beecham had planned to control the territory and its rich gold deposits around Prescott, Arizona. He had been stopped dead in his tracks by the relatively unknown young man from Texas named Haddok. Haddok had given him such a beating that Beecham shuddered in fear of ever seeing him again. But Haddok stood between him and his plans. Haddok had to die. But how? The answer came in the form of a large price on Haddok's head payable to whoever killed him. Beecham had no guts, but plenty of money and there were people who would kill for it. Filipe Mendoza, the leader of a gang of outlaws along the Mexican border, jumped at the offer. Reubin Partlow, a sulking back shooter known as the Executioner, couldn't get there fast enough. And Raven Stull, a strikingly beautiful saloon girl, saw it as her chance of a lifetime. They, along with others, learned that killing somebody for money was not all they thought it would be. They overlooked the simple fact that Bud Haddok would require a mite more killing than most folks. TOM WHATLEY is a minister, a former Infantry Officer with the U.S. Army, and an avid outdoorsman. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has a keen interest in the west and northwest. He lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His first novel, CUTS NO SLACK, was also published by Sunstone Press.