Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
Just when Xavier got Patience to understand her place, Chaos came through and destroyed it, with her attacks and challenges. Chaos had been released and didn’t planned on being caged up in Patience’s mind again. She wreaked havoc on the Southern Facility and gather information about her parent’s death from the Supreme Guardian that was there. She set her sights on the next facility and assassin that put the blade in the hand of the Guardian that killed her father.
Chaos was ready to avenge her parent’s death, but the power that the Alpha had over her, killed all the plans that she made. Xavier was at lost for words when Chaos took over Patience’s body. He didn’t know what to suspect or how to control her. He decided to try and bond with Chaos to get in her head, but she got into his and made him a different man and Alpha to his Queen. He became clipped and irritated with everything Patience did. He realized that he was changing for the worse, when his wolf didn’t recognize Patience as his Queen. Matteo is also loose and looking for the Guardians that killed his babies. He went to the Southern Facility and saw the damages that were done. He knew who done it and couldn’t wait to meet his granddaughter. When he met her, he noticed how powerful she was and thought that she would be better with a Guardian. Patience told him the same thing that she had been telling everyone else, Xavier was her Alpha and she wasn’t going nowhere, so she thought. Patience was going through it. Chaos was getting stronger and was ready to take complete control over her. She had been waking up aching and with bruises all over her body. She tried to talk to her Alpha, but he had changed. When her grandfather shines light on a dim situation, Patience transformed into a different person and confronts Xavier in front of the entire family. It hurts her more when she found out that her brothers knew about Xavier secret and didn’t bother to tell her. Not even her favorite, Maxi. Patience was battling a war within herself.
She had to get Chaos under control before she made her lose the only family that she had left. An unknown guest and an enemy of the wolves showed up unexpectedly to protect the Queen from the Guardians that had her on their most wanted list. Their help wasn’t needed. Xavier felt that he was enough to protect her from anything, but who was going to protect her from him. In, It Took a Beast to Tame Her 2, secrets will be revealed, and mates will be found. Will Patience trust Xavier enough to let him in or will she rely on others to protect her? Even if it put her and their unborn child in danger.
"New York" brings together painter Alex Katz's most striking images of his hometown and the dear friends with which he made it his own. Coming of age during the triumph of the New York School of painting, Katz synthesized its influences with wide-ranging interests shared by many of the New York School poets. Of the more than 40 paintings and aquatints gathered here, many depict that distinguished circle, as well as the iconic skyline where they changed the world. Katz is best known as a painter of people, and the wide cross-section of portraits here demonstrates the variety he brings to the genre, along with dramatic variations in scale, abrupt cropping and subtle artifices such as luxuriant backdrops that turn out to be earlier Katz paintings. Along with an essay and interview, "New York" includes an extraordinary selection of poems from friends of the artist, including some of the most important American poets of the late twentieth century, among them Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery and Robert Creeley. Katz was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and studied at the Cooper Union and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been the subject of nearly 200 international solo exhibitions.
What's the secret to a life of happiness? "In this delightful book brimming with humorous and poignant passages, radio personality Hugh Hewitt provides the answer. The starting place is generosity, he says, and there are seven gifts that are sure to improve the lives of both giver and receiver: encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, good humor, graciousness, gratitude, and patience. Anyone can give these gifts, but Hewitt shows that some people are particularly well placed to offer them: parents, spouses, family members, friends, teachers, coworkers, and fellow church members. Channeling his skills as a broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, and teacher, Hewitt weaves stories about these seven gifts and seven givers with inspiring and motivating observations to help readers become generous in the ways that matter most.
"The Happiest Life is not simply a delight to read, and not merely a glimpse under the hood of a remarkable man. It’s a map to what Robert Frost once described as the road traveled—the road that leads to a life of meaning and gratitude and joy.” —Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia "Reading this book is the next best thing to sitting down for a long conversation with my friend Hugh Hewitt.” —Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “Wanna be a happier person? Know anyone else who does? What if this book could actually help with that? Cutting to the chase—it can. And it will." —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
On a trip to Florida to visit her widowed mother, Winnie learns that when it comes to the Wilde women, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Her spirited elderly mother wants to remarry but the groom's family objects. A handsome doctor is just the medicine Winnie needs for family-induced headaches.
This work by Diane Williams delves into the strange relationships of men and women. From marital betrayal to spousal abuse and unrelenting desire, Williams illuminates the lives of her characters in prose as sparse and stark as it is beautiful. These stories are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels. In them, meanings remain ambiguous and consequences seem uncertain. In the novella “On Sexual Strength” she describes the intense and sometimes strange relationship between two neighboring couples and the rage that comes with adultery, and a narrator whose social inadequacies and lack of inhibitions lead to destruction. The world Williams creates is a sensual place where quiet epiphanies—such as the one that occurs after an extramarital affair— are also possible: “It was like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted nature.
This is how love can be featured.” Such flashes of insight and emotion glue together the fragments of life Williams lays before the reader, and the reader rejoices at the revelations.
Stories that will break your funny bone and keep you in stitches...and you won't have to go to the ER! Humor/satire about the dumb things that guys will sometimes do...you know, those decisions that usually start with a trip to the liquor store and end with a trip to the ER.
Or to the police station. And almost always to the doghouse.
These are "The fish was THIS BIG" stories that are sorta-kinda mostly true. You know those videos where men do things like balance a ladder on a stair railing, use a handcart in place of a spare tire, or light firecrackers and launch them at each others' crotches? Well, this is a compilation of stories such as those where some man somewhere has a moment of sheer stupidity and asks his friends to hold his beer while he tries to kill himself. So if you like to hear those "chill 'round the fire pit, guzzlin' six packs and spittin' tobacco at the flames" kind of stories, this book is for you. DISCLAIMER--Now, because we're dealing with good ol' boys who are common sense challenged and grew up watching Evel Knievel performing jaw-dropping gravity-defying stunts, I have to make the standard cover-our-butts-so-we-don't-get-sued statement: MEN--If you really think you should try some of the stunts in this book, you probably ought to consider finding a sensible woman to marry. Seriously. Or call yo mama before you hand over that beer, dude. WOMEN--If you are a sensible gal who is considering getting into a relationship with a man who has ever said, "Here, hold my beer" just before he tried any similar stunts to those in this book, you may want to call your mama and get some good advice. Or maybe just go out with the girls for a glass or three of wine and meet someone inclined to life and limb endangerment. Otherwise, count on knowing 911 operators on a first-name basis and spending a lifetime sipping burned coffee out of cardboard cups, while squirming on hard plastic chairs next to sneezing snot-nosed kids and watching ridiculous talk shows in the ER waiting room. You. Have. Been. Warned.