I drive on to that bridge with simple confidence . I do not know that there is any
other end to the bridge . I have never seen it before . I have seen other bridges ,
however ; and I know that , generally , bridges not only begin somewhere , but
Contains text of sermons delivered by M.J. Savage and others in New York City.
... nor any rate nor means whatever for the been made , which did not end in the
necessary funds being payment thereof provided . produced . Fourth plea , to the
fourth count , that the bridge in the said Then , also , the resolution on which the ...
Author: James Patton
Includes section "Book reviews."
'Don't worry,' St John had told him, in the back of his white stretch Caddy. 'I've no
intention of putting you or your colleagues in an uncomfortable situation.' Mitch
said St John spoke to you like he was reading from a prepared statement.
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Death threats rock a Hollywood film festival: “Imagine Day of the Locust updated and rewritten by Carl Hiaasen” (Kirkus Reviews). After a family tragedy, LAPD cop Larry Freeman gets back to work with what he thinks is a simple assignment: Keep a rabid group of right-wing evangelical protestors as far away as possible from a celluloid celebration of ex—and very X—adult film actors. But when an oceanic research vessel off the West Coast is discovered with its crew vanished, Freeman has no idea how dirty this twisty game in the City of Angels is going to get. The players include the voluptuous daughter of a conservative US senator, a Glaswegian photographer with a mysterious agenda, a yacht-load of Hollywood producers, a throng of faded stars feeling more exposed than ever, and a band of self-righteous extremists bent on a glittering apocalypse. Set on the near side of the millennium, at a point when the world is about to spin out of control, this witty thriller delivers “a crazy off-the-wall roller coaster of a book that throws in not only the kitchen sink but the dresser, the best china, and the cook herself” (The Irish Times). “A wild, no-punches-pulled ride.” —The Philadelphia Weekly
Mother said no, they wouldn't really have left without me, but I suspected they
would have, if I'd been two seconds later. ... When I got home, Mother was
standing in the kitchen, looking at the pile of dishes left over from the Bridge
Ladies' lunch ...
Author: Rebecca Stowe
Not the End of the World signals the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary American fiction. In much the same way that Kaye Gibbons burst upon the growing literary scene with her first novel about growing up, Ellen Foster, so has Rebecca Stowe, who has already been compared to Carson McCullers and J. D. Salinger. She gives us a painful and hilarious first-personal novel of a bright, troubled girl that captures, as perhaps no other book does, the angst-ridden childhood of many a woman of the Baby Boom generation. Living in affluent North Bay, Michigan, in the early 1960s, in a house with its own beach, Maggie Pittsfield (daughter of Robert “Sweet is My Middle Name” Pittsfield, owner of a local candy factory) is twelve years old. Unique for her corrosive perspicacity and weird precociousness, she is already deeply depressed and alienated . . . from the eccentricity of her family, the sexual perversity of her school, and the nightmarish banality of her mates. “‘It’s a wonder you have any friends.’ Mother used to say when I still had some. ‘You must become a different person when you leave the house.’ Actually, I was six different people . . . Grandmother said I was possessed by the devil and unless we got him out by my thirteenth birthday, my soul would be lost forever, at least what was left of it. . . .” In Not the End of the World Rebecca Store render’s Maggie’s splintered personality and formidable aggression, which threatens to implode in tragedy, with painful precision and humor.