The nursery was high up under the eaves, so that the rest of the house seemed faraway -- a wonderful region where music might sound, or where, by stealing down, one might see fair ladies like the princesses of the tales smiling at gallant gentlemen. One's own mother might turn, indeed, into a princess just before it was time to go to bed, with white arms and jewels upon her neck. Then one fell asleep knowing that no day in Weir could be without its enchantment, whether the clouds seemed caught in the tree-tops, or the snow flew and made the red roofs white; or whether the sun danced on the green lawns, for each day ended with a faery tale, and these are the tales of Weir.
This magnificent picture book unfolds in two-, three-, and four-page spreads to reveal insects and other tiny creatures on a dramatic, grand scale. Included in this collection are both familiar and exotic creatures, accompanied by classic poems by Shakespeare, Whitman, and others. Each creature is interpreted in a combination of mixed-media and patterned papers. Full color.
من الكتاب: " "لأنه كان قد بلغ 70 عاما، ولأن قدميه ما عادتا تستطيعان حمله، ولأنه لم يكن يقدر أن يعيش دون أن يلعب بالألوان، فإن هنري ماتيس ثبّت قلم فحم في عصا طويلة، وراح وهو نائم في سريره يرسم، بكل تهور الأطفال، على حيطان الغرفة. ولأنه لم يعد له أب أو أم أو أخ كبير، فلم يقل له أحد: "ولد يا هنري، سنقص لك أصابعك كفاية، أنت وسخت الحيطان." أبي، هو الآخر، فنان كبير أكره قوس قزح. أخاف منه. أخبئ عيني في المرات النادرة التي يلون فيها وجه السماء. أحمر. أزرق. أخضر. أصفر. برتقالي.
بنفسجي. كنت الطفل الوحيد في العالم الذي يكره قوس قزح. أبي كان يمسك دائما خيزرانة. لم أره أبدا من دون خيزرانة. كأنها إصبع طويل نابت في يده. وسيلة التفاهم مع الكلاب، والبهائم، و.... أمي. تفك ملابسها لتستحم. تقف، بجسمها السمين، في الطشت، وتريني آثار الضربات. أحمر. أزرق. أخضر.
أصفر. برتقالي. بنفسجي.
أقواس قزح صغيرة تملأ ظهرها وكتفها أبي هو الآخر، فنان كبير. يرسم، بعصاه، رسوما ملونة على لحم أمي. أكره قوس قزح. أكره الأحمر.
البرتقالي. البنفسجي وأحب السواد!"
This deeply insightful ethnography explores the healing power of caring and intimacy in a small, closely bonded Apostolic congregation during Botswana's HIV/AIDS pandemic.
"Death in a Church of Life" paints a vivid picture of how members of the Baitshepi Church make strenuous efforts to sustain loving relationships amid widespread illness and death. Over the course of long-term fieldwork, Frederick Klaits discovered Baitshepi's distinctly maternal ethos and the "spiritual" kinship embodied in the church's nurturing fellowship practice. Klaits shows that for Baitshepi members, Christian faith is a form of moral passion that counters practices of divination and witchcraft with redemptive hymn singing, prayer, and the use of therapeutic substances. An online audio annex makes available examples of the church members' preaching and song.
Don't CryNowhere To Run The crime scenes are horrifying: the victims arranged with deliberate care, posed to appear alive despite their agonized last moments and the shocking nature of their deaths. No Place To Hide Chattanooga grief counselor Audrey Sherrod moonlights for the local police.
It's clear to her, and to Special Agent J.D. Cass, that the murders are the work of a deranged serial killer. At first, the only link is the victims' similar physical appearance. But then another connection emerges, tying them to a long-ago series of horrifying crimes Audrey hoped would never resurface--crimes that hit all too close to home. No Time To Cry Each grisly new discovery proves the past has not been forgotten, and the worst is yet to come. Audrey went looking for the truth and she's about to find it. . .and it will be more twisted and more terrifying than she ever imagined.
The Last To Die Be Careful Who You Love. . . Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew. . .someone hiding an unimaginable sadistic streak behind a friendly faA ade. Be Careful Who You Trust.
. . The number one suspect is Jamie's former lover Jazzy Talbot. The girl from the wrong side of the tracks has always been Cherokee Point's favorite target for gossip and worse. Jazzy knows she didn't kill Jamie. . .just as she knows she's being watched, stalked like prey. . . Be Careful What You Know. . . And then the killer strikes again. . .and again. . .with the same chilling signature.
With no one to believe her innocence except enigmatic drifter Caleb McCord, Jazzy plunges into a small town's long-buried secrets and shocking family sins. . .each startling truth bringing her dangerously close to a killer determined to make Jazzy the last to die. . . Killing Her Softly When A Killer Doesn't Want To Get Caught. .
. The woman has been waiting impatiently on her satin sheets. Her lover knows exactly how to satisfy her. But this time, he has something else planned. . .something that will really take her breath away. .
. There's Only One Way To Eliminate His Victims. . .
In the courtroom, defense lawyer Quinn Cortez has a reputation as a ruth predator who always gets what he wants. In the bedroom, it's no different. Quinn is an accomplished seducer with a long list of conquests. But now, someone has brutally slaughtered one of them, and Quinn has no memory of the night he was found in her home. . . Softly. . .
Annabelle Vanderley wants justice for her murdered cousin, and if Quinn Cortez swears he can find the true killer, she's willing to give him the benefit of a doubt. But then another body is discovered. . .and another. . .each victim an ex-lover of Quinn's. Now, consumed by dread, Annabelle wonders just how close she may be to a twisted psychopath for whom her pain would be the ultimate pleasure. . . Praise For The Novels Of Beverly Barton Smart, sexy and scary as hell. Beverly Barton just keeps getting better and better. --Lisa Jackson on The Fifth Victim Fast-paced, multi-faceted, and absolutely riveting. --Linda Howard on As Good as Dead
Eric A. Shelman's short story, Last Supper, tells the tale of a man stranded in an abandoned building, surrounded by the walking dead. Out of food and low on water, he is forced to take action. His decision will utterly shock you. This is a story you'll think about long after you turn the last page.