I had lost my pet chameleon before Johnathan came home for vacation. One day
when I shuffled through the curling leaves in its box, it wasn't there. I had lost it
before, only to discover it climbing the gold-and-green drapes in the living room.
Author: Tim Bascom
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1964, at the age of three, Tim Bascom is thrust into a world of eucalyptus trees and stampeding baboons when his family moves from the Midwest to Ethiopia. The unflinchingly observant narrator of this memoir reveals his missionary parents’ struggles in a sometimes hostile country. Sent reluctantly to boarding school in the capital, young Tim finds that beyond the gates enclosing that peculiar, isolated world, conflict roils Ethiopian society. When secret riot drills at school are followed with an attack by rampaging students near his parents' mission station, Tim witnesses the disintegration of his family’s African idyll as Haile Selassie’s empire begins to crumble. Like Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Chameleon Days chronicles social upheaval through the keen yet naive eyes of a child. Bascom offers readers a fascinating glimpse of missionary life, much as Barbara Kingsolver did in The Poisonwood Bible.
Collected Poems Jeffrey DeLotto. Days ofa Chameleon Collected Poems
Collected Poems Jeffrey DeLotto Days of a Chameleon: Collected Poems Days
of a Chameleon: 40152-DELO-front.
Author: Jeffrey DeLotto
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
From Jim Bowie preparing to die at the Alamo to a dung beetle rolling home, from mallard ducks in tweed to a church-goer afraid to be found, from snakeskins to serial killers, oods to grey foxes, Je rey DeLottos poems nd light and darkness, calm and storm, ant and Arab suq equally fascinating. Taking his title from Keats ideal of a poet as chameleon, DeLotto inhabits the world large and small in these collected poems, seeing empathy as the essence of understanding.
What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author’s real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman?
What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author’s real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author’s psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has apparently stolen, one prompted by the discovery of a secondary character in his walk-in closet. A fictional day-to-day narrative structured around the search for Kashif, a feared and hunted terrorist labeled the Chameleon for the many facial surgeries he has incurred to disguise his identity, Chameleon (Days) bridges its author’s life to the evolution of Kashif’s story creating a fiction “while life happens,” which often manifests itself in interference, inspiration, and the perils of letting your character know who his creator is.
Here I needed special songs written and special arrangements for the
chameleon thing and he did that. ... the Chameleon,” “Chameleon Days,” “
Leonard the Lizard,” “You Have Such Reptile Eyes” and “You May Be Six People,
but I Love You.
Author: Adam Harvey
This comprehensive guide covers all of the music used in Woody Allen's films from Take the Money and Run (1969) to Match Point (2005). Each film receives scene-by-scene analysis with a focus on how Allen utilized music.
Quickly dubbed "The Human Chameleon," he turns into an event, a scandal, a
cause, exploited by greedy relatives, loved and hated by the public, fussed over
by eager psychiatrists. Helen Kane records a chirpy song, "Chameleon Days," ...
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
In due time, Zelig becomes a folk hero and inspires four hit songs:"Doin' the
Chameleon," "Chameleon Days," "Leonard the Lizard," and "Reptile Eyes." And
in director Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987), a slimy financier played by Michael ...
... little book , " he says in his Preface , is the chameleon day after day , and even
when the space of a year and a half . ... The | days after Christmas , to my
astonishment and thought , of which few animals would be deemed murder was
CHAPTER 5 ('HOW MANY DAYS have we been out at sea?” an old man was
asking to no one in particular. “I know I have been sick for two days at least.” “It
has been 4 days”, a faint voice from the darkness whispered.Vincencio didn't
Author: Jim A. Roppa
The Corporate Chameleon is a novel of an Italian immigrant family from 1920 to today. The family experiences the historical events over three generations. The principle characters of each generation exposes their strengths and weaknesses, but one mantra is the very DNA that runs through their veins; Set no LIMITS, have no FEAR, and allow no REMORSE. For Matthew S. Anthony, he will epitomize success, be the envy of his peers, but secretly, he is a dangerous man to be feared, The Mailman.
Chameleon: Dick. Hyman. For Woody Allen's 1983 motion picture, ''Zelig,'' pianist
Dick Hyman composed a number of novelty songs, including ''Doin' the
Chameleon'' and ''Chameleon Days.'' Although the titles referred to the film's main
Author: Sanford Josephson
Jazz is a vibrant and a living art, and this volume serves to remind us of that fact through interviews with Art Tatum, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck, along with almost 20 other jazz greats.
But aside from a half-day's sickness from one particularly noxious spoorshooting
mobile fungus, whose children grew up ... parent within hours of partaking of its
flesh, her yet elfish stomach fared rather well during those first days of the strike.
But the grand feat of the pet cat was the murder of the pet chameleon. He had
been left alone in the room with the chameleon day after day, and even when it
crawled close to him, he would only stretch out his neck, prick his ears forward,
ZELIG slowly moves down the board , which shows a giant chameleon cut into
sections , the finish line at its tail . Small figures of Zelig ... A phonograph record
with an RCA Victor label , which identifies it as “ CHAMELEON DAYS FOX TROT
Author: Woody Allen
Category: Motion picture plays
With stills from the movies themselves, this volume contains the screenplays of three Woody Allen films
Chameleon started looking for the insects . She walked and walked . Many days
passed . Chameleon was still walking . Other animals did not know where she
was . They started to look for her . They searched and searched . They looked ...
One day she returned from town to find the servants moving her things out of the
master bedroom into a smaller room at the front of the house . When she asked
what was going on , she was informed it was on Bundy ' s instructions . Initially ...
Author: Paul Harvey Jackson
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
Desperate times call for desperate solutions, and the family in this engrossing saga confronts plenty of both. At the end of World War II, identical twin boys are born to a single mother in a small town in Mississippi, and it is against a backdrop of isolation, pain, and poverty that the boys’ lives are shaped. The twins are separated early on—the minutes-older son heads toward political success in New York while the other bears witness to injustice, racial tension, and a heinous family crime. Years later, as the presidential campaign of the elder reaches its height, the brothers are forced back together, each unaware of the other’s travails. Now far removed from their familial bond, they prepare for an inexorable final battle of wills.
Author: Tara Isabella BurtonPublish On: 2003-04-01
And soon, before it seemed that even one sun had set over the crystal and yet
misty Seine, it was August the fourteenth, Christine and Jean's wedding day. The
wedding was to be an evening one, seven o' clock, and it was decided that the ...
Author: Tara Isabella Burton
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
The priests were faithless, the damned were blessed, the ironies were many, and the comforts were few. The brides were reluctant, the rejected were loved, the idols were demons, and the pitied were strong. - Father Luigi's Chameleon Tara Burton's remarkable first novel, Father Luigi's Chameleon, follows six characters as they face internal struggles during one fateful summer in Italy. The novel, in which this extraordinary eleven-year-old writer explores questions of ethics, values and the nature of love, as well as her unique view of God and the afterlife, was inspired by the often-conflicting philosophies of life she observed growing up in Rome, Paris and New York. Although written by a child, it is not a children's book! Father Luigi s Chameleon is the story of six friends, all living in Rome in the summer of 2002, who retreat to a small island off the coast of Naples in order to come to terms with their own personal demons that are preventing them from achieving happiness. At the root of this, watching over them, is Father Luigi's pet chameleon, Monsieur Amore, who turns out to be more than just a simple reptile in this captivating and thought-provoking modern parable.
Otherbooks setin Ethiopia, both fiction andnonfiction, include: Tim Bascom's Chameleon Days:An American Boyhood in Ethiopia Philip Caputo's powerful
novel Horn of Africa Nicholas Clapp's Sheba: Through the Desertin Search of the
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.
At all events , the days I remember that — were drawing in their length without
suffering any abridgement of their beauty at the time , and it was quite possible
then to unite much of the domestic — nay even fireside comfort of winter with the
Chameleon's. Sadness. On the bright sunny morning of May 14, 1980, the phone
rang at Jerry's home, and at the other end ... Typical of the old Irish traditions, the
mourning went on for several days before Jack was finally laid to rest beside his ...
Author: G. J. J.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"Terrorism will not and cannot prevail." When we analyze terrorism, these questions always come up: Who is most responsible for terrorism? Is it the person who commits the act of terrorism? Is it the person who finances the act of terrorism? Is it the person who incites the act of terrorism? Follow Chameleon, and you can decide which of the above persons is most guilty for the acts of terrorism.
Minutes turned to hours, then to days, as Rosa searched through the voluminous
collection of documents at the NYPDprecinct that dealt withtheBucco case.She
lookedfor any evidence thatcould connect Jake Baker to Timothy O'Neiland ...
Author: Elaine Anderson
Feisty Rosa Arroya is a lead investigator for the New York Police Department. On "desk duty" after a gunshot wound to her leg leaves her temporarily in a wheelchair, Rosa is determined to forget about her troubled past. Yet Rosa cannot shake the memory of Jack Bucco, a hardened felon she was determined to bring down. Rosa hides a secret, a torturous and hopeless love for a man from her past. However, a chance meeting on the streets of New York City with a stranger who seems oddly familiar raises her suspicions and sends her on the chase for her old lover once again. Chameleon is a thrilling saga filled with suspense, romance, and intrigue as the lives of Rosa Arroya and Jack Bucco careen dangerously down parallel paths, on opposite sides of the law. As Rosa becomes more determined to solve the top secret case named "Chameleon", the action gathers steam while she tracks her prey across New England and then to Europe. In the end, Rosa must decide whether to follow the law or her love, as she struggles to capture the one man who has in turn captured her heart.
Chameleon. Adele's nervousness only increased at his silence. “If that happens,
you'll have to take her to the barn, Gabe, you-” “No, I can't do that.” Gabe cut in. “
You'll have to, it will be the only way to stop what could happen.” She stood ...
After an accident leaves Dani stranded in the middle of nowhere, a helpful stranger happily drives her to Paradise. Though the residents are warm and friendly, and seemingly eager to make her happy there, she begins to suspect foul play as every means of leaving is blocked by one thing after another. As she begins to experiences a series of strange, supernatural events, she's convinced she's somehow managed to take a wrong turn off the main road of reality, and becomes increasingly alarmed as memories of her life before Paradise begin to fade. Her eventual escape from Paradise comes about in a most unusual way, and through no effort of her own. Once back home, she's compelled to unravel the mystery of Paradise, but as the frightening secrets are finallyrevealed, she'll stop at nothing to get back there. Unfortunately, there's one thing standing in her way...