Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close.
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some people will go to rewrite their past. Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book—a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago. On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven’t spoken in years—an estrangement stemming from that tragic day—she drops everything to go to him. The “last chapters” of Octavia’s novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album—the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo’s dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close. Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person. From the Hardcover edition.
Is it worth risking everything for the sake of the story?
Author: Liza Palmer
Publisher: Flatiron Books
“Liza Palmer's voice is fresh, exciting, and necessary. She's a must-read author.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six Charmingly candid, hilarious, and deeply moving, The Nobodies is a novel about failing but never losing the core of yourself, from a beloved writer at the top of her game. If there's one thing Joan Dixon knows about herself, it's that she is a damn good journalist. But when she is laid off from yet another soon-to-be-shuttered newspaper, and even the soulless, listicle-writing online jobs have dried up, she is left with few options. Closer to 40 than 30, single, living with her parents again, Joan decides she needs to reinvent herself. She goes to work as a junior copywriter at Bloom, a Los Angeles startup where her bosses are all a decade younger and snacks and cans of fizzy water flow freely. For once, Joan has a steady paycheck and a stable job. She befriends a group of misfit coworkers and even begins a real relationship, after years of false starts. But once a journalist, always a journalist, and as Joan starts to poke beneath Bloom’s bright surface, she realizes that she may have accidentally stumbled onto the scoop of her lifetime. Is it worth risking everything for the sake of the story?
This book promises weird surprises! Multiple jujitsu-like plot twists! An escaped rhinoceros! A girl whose braids turn into snakes! So go on, snap to it! Read the book already! You might just learn the secret art of being an Anybody. . . .
Author: N. E. Bode
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Fern and Howard are off to camp to learn the art of being Anybodies. But Camp Happy Sunshine Good Times is not what they expected: The bus driver is blind, the counselors have beaks, and a vicious mole is on the loose, attacking campers! Fern and Howard are coping as best they can—but why oh why is it that every time Fern shakes a book, a message in a bottle plops out? The messages are urgent: "Save us, Fern!" "We need you!" They are all signed by the Nobodies. But who are these mysterious Nobodies, and what do they want from Fern? This book promises weird surprises! Multiple jujitsu-like plot twists! An escaped rhinoceros! A girl whose braids turn into snakes! So go on, snap to it! Read the book already! You might just learn the secret art of being an Anybody. . . .
This One is for the Nobodies Old folks chirping inside while birds chatter outside
in the parking lot of this dump. I can't help but think it doesn't matter, it's all advice
I can't take, whether it's Lord Buddha or my therapist. Can I turn my mind around ...
Author: J.R. Hamilton
Mood poems, loneliness poems, longing for a full time job poems, mall poems, bus poems, sweet ass girl sailing by on my way to the train station poems, poems about depression, lonely living, idealizing fantasies, writing phantasms.
The Nobody Who Couldn't Wait for Pentecost The Spirit ofGod came upon
Azariah son ofOded. 2 CHRONICLES 15: ... Through the words Azariah spoke,
this Bible nobody stirred up the king and the people to seek the Lord with all their
Author: Lance Wubbels
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
One of the lessons gained from the staggering success of The Prayer of Jabez is that even the most obscure biblical characters and stories have profound lessons to teach GodÕs people. The Bible is filled with many fascinating individuals who lived their lives in the shadowlands of insignificance. Tucked away here and there in the pages of sacred Scripture, we may have passed over them as irrelevant nobodies, yet many of them lived their lives in faith and obedience to God despite facing overwhelming odds. God included their stories in the Scriptures for a reason, and though we might consider them Bible nobodies, they truly were somebodies. We discover that God used people from all walks of life, not just the familiar superstars. The moments of destiny in the lives of these ordinary people will rekindle a spark of hope for that same destiny for our lives today. Fifty engaging biblical characters are set forth in ReaderÕs Digest-length readings, and each chapter is filled with insight, inspiration, and practical application. Compiled and significantly adapted or rewritten for todayÕs reader from the classic writings of numerous legendary Christian expositors, such as Charles Spurgeon and others, these readings provide timeless truth that is as relevant today as the day they were penned.
This is a study in the great tradition of Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel: both a brilliant work of literary scholarship and an invigorating report on modernity itself."—Terry Castle, author of The Apparitional Lesbian "An exemplary ...
Author: Catherine Gallagher
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"A superb book. . . . A scintillating, continuously rewarding reflection on authorship and its place in the modern world. This is a study in the great tradition of Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel: both a brilliant work of literary scholarship and an invigorating report on modernity itself."—Terry Castle, author of The Apparitional Lesbian "An exemplary instance of what many have been clamoring for: a rigorous cultural study of literature."—William B. Warner, author of Reading Clarissa
relatives, or business associates, nobody knows whom we are. Even in this day
of the internet and worldwide news, we do not know many people beyond the
town, village, city, or country in which we live. How many leaders of foreign
Author: J. Bernard Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The format of this book is unique, featuring an acrostic on the word LOOK. The purpose of the book is to provide Biblical insights for daily living. The discussion of each Bible passage is an acrostic of the word LOOK. The letter L stands for the lesson or purpose of the Scripture. The letter O represents the outline of the passage. The next letter O contains an overview of the passage, and the letter K asks a reflective question about it. Each LOOK ends with a sentence prayer. Readers may browse for LOOKS which might seem appropriate for them at that time, or read them all consecutively. He sincerely hopes the book will benefit the readers in meeting their daily spiritual needs. These LOOKS come from sermons preached through the years, but the format makes them more than just a book of sermons. They are synopses of sermons with an interesting format getting to the main points of the message with an opportunity for response. A special section of the book deals with LOOKS in building a great church. These LOOKS including prayer, witnessing, teaching, and serving are signs of strong, vibrant churches that are on a continual journey of renewal and transformation.
From Boston to San Diego, it was the same in every city. Thicker than air, the odorless, invisible gas poured from vents, oozed across tile and carpet alike, and escaped out onto the sidewalks and streets. Children and elderly were the first to slip into unconsciousness, but men and women of all ages joined them before too long. Some dropped with sickly, bloody crunches. Others merely slid down walls as if they had fallen asleep. Hundreds of thousands died within minutes. By the time anyone realized what had happened, it was already too late. The attack was over. The war had begun. This is the story of how it ended.
... rights movement. Merely abolishing lynching, she said, “would have left in
place the whole rotten system of segregation that enabled such vicious violence
to prevail.” In order to put a stop to lynching, it was crucial to address 36 NOBODIES.
Author: John Bowe
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States. Yet most of us buy goods made by people who aren’t paid for their labor–people who are trapped financially, and often physically. In Nobodies, award-winning journalist John Bowe exposes the outsourcing, corporate chicanery, immigration fraud, and sleights of hand that allow forced labor to continue in the United States while the rest of us notice nothing but the everyday low price at the checkout counter. Based on thorough and often dangerous research, exclusive interviews, and eyewitness accounts, Nobodies takes you inside three illegal workplaces where employees are virtually or literally enslaved. In the fields of Immokalee, Florida, underpaid (and often unpaid) illegal immigrants pick the produce all of us consume, connected by a chain of subcontractors and divisions to such companies as PepsiCo and Tropicana. At the top of the chain are stockholders and politicians; at the bottom is a father of six, one of whose children suffers from leukemia, who entered America only to become the unpaid employee of a labor contractor nicknamed “El Diablo” for his cruelty. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the John Pickle Company reaped profits for years making pressure tanks used by oil refineries and power plants. Feeling squeezed by foreign competition and government regulations, JPC partnered with an Indian and Kuwaiti firm to import workers from India. Under the guise of a “training program,” fifty-three workers, including college-educated Uday Ludbe, came to the United States, only to have their documents confiscated and to find themselves confined to a factory building. Pickle laid off Americans and paid the Indians three dollars an hour. Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth in the Western Pacific where the author lived for three years, has long been exempted from American immigration controls, tariffs, and federal income tax–a status quo assiduously protected by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Congressman Tom DeLay. There, garment magnates–selling to clothing giants like the Gap and Target–live in luxury while thousands of foreign factory workers, 90 percent of them female, work sixty-hour weeks for $3.05 an hour and spend weekends trying to trade sex for green cards. The garments they make are allowed to be labeled MADE IN AMERICA. Nobodies is a vivid and powerful work of investigative reporting, but it is also a lively examination of the eternal struggle for power between free people and unfree people. Against the American landscape of shopping mall, outlet stores, and Happy Meals, Bowe reveals how humankind’s darker urges remain alive and well, lingering in the background of every transaction and how understanding them may lead to overcoming them. From the Hardcover edition.
What does a Hip-Hop artist, Waffle House waitress, tire salesman, and disabled girl have to do with discovering spiritual truth? What if embracing authentic Christianity is a journey of unlearning? Welcome to Jim Palmer's world! Don Miller meets Anne Lamott meets Brian McLaren in this tale of shedding religion and plunging into uncharted depths of knowing God. Jim Palmer, emergent pastor, shares his compelling off-road spiritual journey and the unsuspecting people who became his guides. "Perhaps God's reason for wanting me," writes Palmer, "is much better than my reason for wanting him. Maybe God's idea of my salvation trumps the version I am too willing to settle for. Seeing I needed a little help to get this, God sent a variety pack of characters to awaken me." For all those hoping there's more to God and Christianity than what they've heard or experienced, each chapter of Divine Nobodies gives the reader permission and freedom to discover it for themselves. Sometimes comical, other times tragic, at times shocking, always honest; Jim Palmer's story offers an inspiring and profound glimpse into life with God beyond institutional church and conventional religion. "I am tempted to say that Jim Palmer could well be the next Donald Miller, but what they have in common, along with an honest spirituality and extraordinary skill as storytellers, is a unique voice . . . Divine Nobodies is a delight to read, and it was good for my soul to read it." -BRIAN MCLAREN Author of The Secret Message of Jesus "You hold in your hands an amazing story of a broken man finding freedom in all the right places-in God's work in the lives of some extraordinarily ordinary people around him. You will thrill to this delightful blend of gut-wrenching honesty and laugh-out-loud hilarity, and in the end you'll find God much closer, the body of Christ far bigger and your own journey far clearer than you ever dreamed." -WAYNE JACOBSEN Author of Authentic Relationships
This inspiring collection of writing from Tennessee preacher and farmer Ben Robert Alford provides a summary of his life?s work. Dr. Alford articulates his ideas of Christian philosophy and practice for both the believer and the non-believer, in ways professional and personal. Selected from thousands of pages of documents by his son, Dance Of The Holy Nobodies preserves the legacy ? and continues the ministry ¬? of a dedicated and grateful servant of God. ?This book is a treasure. It is not simply a collection of insightful and inspiring sermons, essays, articles and other theological musings. It is, more importantly, a window into the heart and soul of a very special person.? ?If you are looking for thoughtful and insightful theological reflections, you have come to the right place. If you are in search of penetrating and astute church commentary, you have come to the right place. If you need inspirational and encouraging spiritual meditations, you have come to the right place. Dance of the Holy Nobodies is one of the most engaging books you will find.? ? from the foreword by Ted Brown, President of Martin Methodist College
This true inspirational book is about a mans journey to overcoming childhood abuse and his battle not to live in unforgivness anymore.Samuel's parents raised him in a church that slowly before their eyes turned into a religious sect. Witnessing the verbal abuse of some of its members including children as well as the spiritual dependence his parents had in the sect took its toll on Samuel's life sending him into emotional turmoil until he realized that unforgiveness was holding him back and not beneficial to his life anymore.You will encouraged to let go of anything in your past that you could not control and to move on with your life.This is a must read and share.
I was a few years older than Solly and always considered him a basic
nothinghead; he'd never done anything to speak of, never went to college, and
had no ambition that I could see. I figured he'd end up as boring and as much of a nobody as ...
Author: Martin Drapkin
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Ten Nobodies (and their somebodies Here are narratives by "nobodies" who were privileged (or, in some cases, not) to be employed by or otherwise to have served famous people. They include corpulent Horatio, who serves as "a sort of muse" to a grieving William Shakespeare; Mose, a runaway slave who serves as a masseur and bedtime reader to Anne Bonny, the fierce but nervous pirate; and Parson, a spiritual advisor to Davy Crockett. There's Buffalo Hump Woman, a hairstylist to General Custer; ten-year-old Mimsy, a tea party assistant to aged Lewis Carroll; pretty Antoinette, who serves as a maid for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas; and Louie, a press aide to President William Howard Taft, whose endeavor is to mislead the press as to Taft's true weight. There's burnt-out Jean, a fortuneteller for Marilyn Monroe; and Percy, a spy for temperamental Vince Lombardi. And Solly, who serves as a trivia research assistant to retired gangster Meyer Lansky in Miami Beach. Martin Drapkin Ten Nobodies (and their somebodies) is Marty Drapkin's second published work of fiction. His first was Now and at the Hour (Dog Ear Publishing, 2009). He's written and published nonfiction books and articles in his professional field, having to do with county jail operations. He is a selfdescribed faceless bureaucrat laboring unappreciated for an obscure state government agency-the proverbial man in the gray flannel suit, leading a life of quiet desperation. He is also a photographer, specializing in black-and-white portraits of mothers and daughters. Marty and his wife, Erica, live in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, with a motley crew of dogs and cats, all of whom have issues. He has a grown daughter who lives in Seattle and doesn't mind the rain.
Chapter 6: CREATION OF THE KINGDOM: Nobodies and Somebodies Enter
Here Everyone loves a “rags to riches” story. This episode of the Great Story
starts quietly with a young humble peasant “nobody” named Ruth, who struggles
Author: J. Scott Duvall
Christians resolved to study the Bible more fervently often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole, instead encountering various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons. But once they see the Bible as a Great Story, they begin to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world. New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays wrote Living God’s Word to help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways. They survey the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God’s redemptive plan. Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture’s story and includes reading/listening preparation, explanation, summary, observations about theological significance, connections to the Great Story, and written assignments for further study. These features—combined with the authors’ engaging style—make Living God’s Word an ideal introductory college text, Sunday school elective, or small group study.
I know personally what the Mr. and Mrs. Nobody will do if you open the door and
let them in. Trust me, if you allow them to come in they are going to bring the
whole clan in with them. There was a time in my life when I never thought about ...
Author: Nadine Tyree Anderson
Publisher: WestBow Press
The spirit of depression does not need an invitation to dinner because it just shows up unexpectedly and brings nothing but turmoil and self-destruction. One never knows when the spirit of depression will visit, but it is my hope this book will prepare you through awareness, worship and the power of our Lord and Savior. If the devil wrote a book, it would be Murder He Wrote, because he comes to kill, steal, and destroy our hopes and dreams. I believe God has used me as a vehicle to write this book, so that we can make this declaration together: "I will rise above it!" This is not your end, but only your beginning. Let's get started.
Today, to us, they are all nobodies. However, they are rescued from being nobodies by the attention Jacobs pays to them. They come alive in a peculiarly
photographic sense—as having lived but are now dead. Through his machinery
Author: Michele Pierson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ken Jacobs has been making cinema for more than fifty years. Along with over thirty film and video works, he has created an array of shadow plays, sound pieces, installations, and magic lantern and film performances that have transformed how we look at and think about moving images. He is part of the permanent collections at MoMA and the Whitney, and his work has been celebrated in Europe and the U.S. While his importance is well-recognized, this is the first volume dedicated entirely to him. It includes essays by prominent film scholars along with photographs and personal pieces from artists and critics, all of which testify to the extraordinary variety and influence of his accomplishments. Anyone interested in cinema or experimental arts will be well-rewarded by a greater acquaintance with the genius, the innovation, and the optical antics of Ken Jacobs.
Author: International Work Group for Indigenous AffairsPublish On: 2000
WASTELAND OF NOBODIES by John Amagoalik In the 1950s an 60s , when
journalists first discovered the Arctic , they would come up and interview a cop , a
teacher , or the local government administrator . Having spent a few days in the ...
Author: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Category: Indigenous peoples
The Nunavut story told in this book by authors who have all been involved with Nunavut and Inuit politics for a very long time is an important one for indigenous peoples around the world - and for anyone interested in indigenous issues. Stressing the political dynamics of the beginning of Nunavut's autonomous life, the authors provide a clear and accurate account of a remarkable political process. Following an introductory focus on three fundamental questions: Why did Nunavut come to life, what are the challenges and opportunities to come, and what is to be learned from this experience? - the book continues with an investigation of Nunavut, its history and structure and the most recent developments and their impact on the people of Nunavut.
Right along the Mer-O- Wack, the mighty Merrickmack,” and so on, with nobody
around to listen in, nobody to say, “shut up” ... or, “I knew Jack Kerouac, and you
ain't no Jack, Jack.” Those not in audience, the members of the nobody press, ...
Author: Douglas McDaniel
Challenged by the strange currents and savage storms of his life, author Douglas McDaniel captures an apocalyptic age of turmoil that began with the election of George W. Bush in 2000 and an oddly coincidental solar storm occurring in New England. This personal narrative leads all of the way through eight years of disaster on the North American continent. It is a âliving novelâ and commentary on life during wartime, on strange weather and social chaos â¦ a rave and borderline blog by one man trying to stay ahead of the wave during a new century spinning out of control.