Search Results: ' '

Category: KindleStore

Sort:

Last Update: 2016-10-31 05:19:34

The Meanings of Craft Beer
Various
Silver Medal Winner, Best Commentary or Criticism, North American Guild of Beer Writers Craft beer is everywhere. But what is it? Award-winning journalist Evan Rail returns with this sharp take on craft beer — what it is, how it came about and what it means, from the 12th-century etymology of the Old English word "craft" to the reason contemporary craft brewers are beginning to reject the term. Two decades after the phrase “craft brewery” entered mainstream use, is there any remaining significance to the concept of a craft beer? With the annual craft beer business topping $20 billion, an...

See Details
The O'Dell File
Various
The general public has never heard of Jack O’Dell. But many of those who worked with him in the fifties and sixties consider him the unsung hero of the Black Freedom Movement. Victor Navasky, the longtime editor of The Nation and author of the acclaimed book Kennedy Justice, drawing on secret government files and interviews with O'Dell himself, seeks to correct that historical oversight. O’Dell, at one time a close confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr., was described by J. Edgar Hoover as “the number five Communist in the United States,” cited as a reason for the wiretapping of MLK, an...

See Details
A Literary Affair
Various
This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Having survived a disappointing year in New York City, an underemployed, impressionable young woman desperately yearns for her life to change and for something—anything—to happen. So when she meets a handsome stranger at yet another networking party, she is compelled to risk everything on a bold new venture. Overtaken by a newfound confidence, she dives recklessly into action, hoping to conjure the miracle she so badly needs. A Literary Affair is a story of ...

See Details
Fourth Down and 50: How One Night Almost Took Me from a Promising
Various
From a murder charge to the San Diego Chargers—defensive back Jimmy Wilson spent more than two years in jail before he was acquitted of murder. In this motivational coming-of-age memoir, he shares the inspiring story of how faith in God and the love of his family helped him turn his life around and achieve his NFL dreams.Jimmy Wilson knew he shouldn’t have gone to his Aunt Opal’s house on the eve of his return to the University of Montana, where he was a star football player and preseason candidate for All-American. But when he learned her partner had badly beaten her, his primary concer...

See Details
Bittersweet: A Memoir
Various
Bittersweet: A Memoir began as a notebook of poems written following the loss of Beth Birnbaum’s one month old baby boy in 1980 from Sudden Infant Death. That notebook was an essential companion in her journey through grief for the year following her loss and, ultimately, became a passport out of grieving. While raising three more children over three decades, Beth wrote more poems marking anniversaries and also the particular joy and character of her children. When her youngest child left for college in 2010, thirty years after the first baby’s loss, Beth found herself remembering some o...

See Details
William Shakespeare's Christmas Carol
Various
Humbug, forsooth! In William Shakespeare’s Christmas Carol, you’ll experience Dickens’ classic tale with a new (Oliver) twist. Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy theater owner with a stingy heart, until he’s visited by his old partner Marlowe. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future become Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Falstaff (the Henry V plays), and the Ghost of King Hamlet. Benedick and Beatrice Cratchit worry about their child Tiny Tim, and other familiar characters fill out the cast in this Shakespearean adaptation of your holiday favorite, all in iambic pentameter. Bar...

See Details
That Night at the Race
Various
This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.On the cusp of high school graduation, two once-inseparable friends prepare to compete in a local drag race of magical proportions. As the race draws near, the boys struggle to navigate the final days of their adolescence—managing bullies, overbearing parents, complicated spell-casting, and the looming specter of adulthood. Soon each is forced to confront the question, what becomes of friendship when childhood ends? Their answers will change them both forever....

See Details
Rattlesnake Stories
Various
If you’re scared of snakes, you’re not alone. But what if you’re scared of snakes, heights, terrorists, the calories in a cupcake and tomorrow? Fear has become the new normal in our lives. For Anna Mitchael (author of Copygirl) this meant a crippling fear of snakes—while living on a Texas ranch surrounded by rattlesnake dens. As a friend pointed out, “The snakes were there first.” No matter how hard Anna tried to push back her anxiety and silence the fear, the snakes kept showing up. On her porch. In her yard. They were everywhere. To get on with her life, Anna realized that soone...

See Details
Pushover
Various
A gritty, uncompromising new story from Welsh crime writer Roger Granelli.Elkins arrived in Cardiff in 1946, a refugee from the Holocaust. Now an old man, he's weighed down with a survivor's guilt, and haunted by his memories.Kev and Dean are football hooligans, drunk on cheap lager and easy violence. The season is nearly over, and they need a way to fund their summer.A chance encounter causes these three lives to come crashing together one fateful night....

See Details
Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough
Various
Eight-year-old Leeza hates the boys on twenty-fifth street. Worse than anything, she thinks, after they spit on her and tell her she smells. At home, Leeza's stepmother shows her no sympathy, scrubbing her skin raw and ordering her to chew gum. When the teasing from the "beady-eyed" twins on twenty-fifth takes a dangerous turn, so does the tension between Leeza, her stepmother, and her father. Moving fluidly between unreliable perspectives, "Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough" is a fresh and enthralling account of a young girl's struggle to make sense of her family and herself. ...

See Details
More Search Result