She Left Me the GunShe Left Me the Gun

When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my life and you will be amazed.' Growing up in a tranquil English village, Emma knew very little of her mother's life before her.

Author: Emma Brockes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571275830


Page: 352

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When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my life and you will be amazed.' Growing up in a tranquil English village, Emma knew very little of her mother's life before her. She knew Paula had grown up in South Africa and had seven siblings. She had been told stories about deadly snakes and hailstones the size of golf balls. There was mention, once, of a trial. But most of the past was a mystery. When her mother dies of cancer, Emma - by then a successful journalist at the Guardian - is free to investigate the untold story. Her search begins in the Colindale library but then takes her to South Africa, to the extended family she has never met and their accounts of a childhood so different to her own.She encounters versions of the life her mother chose to leave behind - and realises what a gift her mother gave her. Part investigation, part travelogue, part elegy, She Left Me the Gun is a gripping, funny and clear-eyed account of a writer's search for her mother's story.

What She Left MeWhat She Left Me

She pulled them in ; she ate up all their secrets . ... She filled herself with them and grew right in front of my eyes . I got up and walked in circles over the grass looking for the pistol , like a dog searching for a bone .

Author: Judy Doenges

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874519373


Page: 173

View: 163

These fine stories of marginal, blue-collar people, many of them lesbian or gay, living difficult lives far removed from urban glamor or the fast lane of pop or gay culture, are unsentimentally yet sensitively told by Judy Doenges. They render well the humanity and the sadness of some of contemporary fiction's most unforgettable characters.

Panic JoyPanic Joy

Emma Brockes is thirty-seven, lives alone, and wants children. She is in a relationship (good!) but they aren't doing the parenting together (weird!). Emma needs sperm, a doctor, and not to bankrupt herself.

Author: Emma Brockes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571354818


Page: 288

View: 153

Emma Brockes is thirty-seven, lives alone, and wants children. She is in a relationship (good!) but they aren't doing the parenting together (weird!). Emma needs sperm, a doctor, and not to bankrupt herself. And that's just the beginning - there are a million choices to make when taking the untraditional route to motherhood. Then there's the uninvited opinions, scolding and general hysteria that always accompanies a woman's decision to have (or not to have) children. With generous heart and humour, Panic & Joy examines essential questions about motherhood and the modern family.

An Excellent ChoiceAn Excellent Choice

When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional ...

Author: Emma Brockes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571327478


Page: 288

View: 452

When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop "futzing" around, have her eggs counted, and "get cracking"; through multiple trials of IUI, which she is intrigued to learn can be purchased in bulk packages, just like Costco; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie-stick, Brockes is never any less than bluntly honest about her extraordinary journey to motherhood. She quizzes her friends on the pros and cons of personally knowing one's sperm donor, grapples with esoteric medical jargon and the existential brain-melt of flipping through donor catalogues and conjures with the politics of her Libertarian OB/GYN-all the while exploring the cultural circumstances and choices that have brought her to this point. Brockes writes with charming self-effacing humour about being a British woman undergoing fertility treatment in the US, poking fun at the starkly different attitude of Americans. Anxious that biological children might not be possible, she wonders, should she resent society for how it regards and treats women who try and fail to have children? Brockes deftly uses her own story to examine how and why an increasing number of women are using fertility treatments in order to become parents-and are doing it solo. Bringing the reader every step of the way with mordant wit and remarkable candour, Brockes shares the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of her momentous and excellent choice.

What She Left for MeWhat She Left for Me

I waited for him to turn the gun on us, but when he just kept standing there, staring at Rob, I figured it was over. ... ''I didn't thinkI could ever | What She Left for Me { say these words, 336 Name /WhatSheLeftForMe/text 07/27/2005 ...

Author: Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441203366


Page: 352

View: 899

When Jana returns from a missions trip, she discovers that her pastor husband has left with his secretary...along with their bank account. Humiliated, penniless, pregnant, and very much alone, Jana reluctantly turns to her mother, Eleanor, in desperation. Eleanor is haunted by her own guilt and pain, and the arrival of her daughter only serves as a daily reminder of the memories she has long kept hidden away. Will a delightfully eccentric aunt become a catalyst between these two women? Will they allow God's spirit--and God's people--to bring true healing...and a future filled with love?

The Stainless Steel Rat eBook CollectionThe Stainless Steel Rat eBook Collection

over then dumped me in here with you. ... He drew his boot back again, thought about it, then drew his pistol and pointed it between my eyes. “Get the other prisoner out ... and before she left she told me how to find you. End of story.

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575122659


Page: 800

View: 756

This collection comprises of the first six titles in Harry Harrison's brilliantly entertaining Stainless Steel Rat series, containing: A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born The Stainless Steel Rat gets Drafted The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues The Stainess Steel Rat The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World

Day of the GunsDay of the Guns

Real cute. She was watching me now and some of the shock had left her eyes. I walked over, pointed out the door and when she left, stayed right behind her with the gun in her back. To a couple of nosy kids on the floor below I said my ...

Author: Mickey Spillane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101174531


Page: 205

View: 753

Spillane belts out another socker featuring counterspy Tiger Mann, who smashes into a Communist conspiracy involving UN delegates, CIA agents, ex-Nazi spies, a bold-bosomed, no-good beauty who’s so kissable and so killable . . . and winds it all up with a real gasper, with a Spillane-type switcheroo that will make mystery history. “Tiger Mann, U.S. counterspy, keeps cold war at bay with his torrid gun . . . Cordite and corpses abound.”—Saturday Review Syndicate “Simple, brutal and sexy. Like Mike Hammer, Spillane’s latest hero, Tiger Mann, is a law unto himself.”—Kansas City Star “You’ll thrill to the exploits of Tiger Mann as he recklessly pursues beautiful women and wicked spies, leaving a trail of havoc behind him. If you like Spillane, you’ll love this one.”—Hartford Courant

Rose Belford s Canadian Monthly and National ReviewRose Belford s Canadian Monthly and National Review

She looked at it , and then at me . • You will repent this , ' she ... She shut herself up in her own room , never leaving it . ... I raised my gun and fired . I can remember no • Henry do you know me ? ' she asked . • Yes , mother .

Author: Graeme Mercer Adam


ISBN: HARVARD:32044100138163



View: 866


kind of my trophy room, enlarged and made into a downstairs bedroom for me, she left all my mounted trophies and guns in the room. I guess she thought I would feel like I was in a familiar environment. The gun shop had old oiled-wood ...

Author: Garrell Patterson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982265212


Page: 62

View: 679

was born in an old, wooden, two-story hospital in Carrollton, Georgia, in 1949. Some years later it burned to the ground. For the first eleven years of my life, I lived in Bremen, Georgia. I was the oldest child of Alvin and Doris Patterson. Dad and Mother got married soon after Dad returned from Europe in 1946, where he’d served as a .30 machine gunner in the Tenth Mountain Division during World War ll. He was involved in three major battles and received a Presidential Unit Citation and a Bronze Star for saving the lives of many of his company after they were pinned down by a German machine-gun nest. Risking his life, Dad ran for high ground, carrying his machine gun and belts of ammo, which would normally have been a two-man job. He was able take out the machine-gun nest, allowing the company to advance up the mountain they were trying to take control of. Keep in mind that he was a nineteen-year-old country boy from Georgia, who had never been out of Carroll or Haralson counties until just a few months before.


Her facial features were etched in rage as she stared at us. “You had me. Why did you need her?” “Julia,” my dad said and took ... Julia screamed and I saw the flash of the gun in her hand. ... “Did you like the flowers I left for you?

Author: Emma Renshaw

Publisher: Just Read Books, LLC



Page: 250

View: 129

One night changed an entire town. And it wrecked my life. It was built with secrets. Secrets I kept from nearly everyone. Things no one would expect from the sweet, smiling girl with a flower shop. Besides my family, there wasn’t a person in this town that knew what I’d been hiding. I’d kept it locked away safely since the fire. I never expected to be faced with my shame, to have my darkness exposed in the light of day. I never thought Colt, the man who invaded too many of my thoughts, would be the one to bring it crashing down. He asked too many questions and saw straight through me, down to my soul. He unravelled me with one smoldering look. That’s all it took for my carefully guarded world to begin to crumble. When everything begins spinning into chaos, Colt promises to be there. I want to believe him. I want to get lost in his strong embrace, but I know I don’t deserve him. And he deserves more than all my fractured pieces. I should have known all along that keeping secrets would burn down my entire world.

Cambodia NoirCambodia Noir

“The reason I know June was in trouble, capital-Tkind of trouble, is that before she left, she asked me to get her a gun.” Hell. Gotta hand it to Barry, he sees the angles. It's no secret he likes to shoot stuff.

Author: Nick Seeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501106095


Page: 352

View: 904

A “sinuous, shattering thriller” (Booklist, starred review) with a heart-stopping conclusion about a mysterious American woman who disappears in to the Cambodian underworld, and the photojournalist who tracks her through the clues left in her diary, by an author whose “plotting and pacing are as sharp and original as his writing” (Nelson DeMille). Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Lawless, drug-soaked, forgotten—it’s where bad journalists go to die. For once-great war photographer Will Keller, that’s kind of a mission statement: he spends his days floating from one score to the next, taking any job that pays; his nights are a haze of sex, drugs, booze, and brawling. But Will’s downward spiral is interrupted by Kara Saito, a beautiful young woman who shows up and begs Will to help find her sister, June, who disappeared during a stint as an intern at the local paper. So begins Will’s “journey to the heart of drug-fueled noirness” (New York Journal of Books). There’s a world of bad things June could have got mixed up in: the Phnom Penh underworld is in an uproar after a huge drug bust; a local reporter has been murdered in what looks like a political hit; and the government and opposition are locked in a standoff that could throw the country into chaos at any moment. Will’s best clue is her diary: an unsettled collection of experiences, memories, and dreams, reflecting a young woman at once repelled and fascinated by the chaos of Cambodia. As Will digs deeper into June’s past, he uncovers one disturbing fact after another about the missing girl and her bloody family history. In the end, the most dangerous thing in Cambodia may be June herself. Propulsive, electric, and exotically enthralling, Cambodia Noir “has it all: sex, drugs, and mystery” (MetroUS). Debut author Nick Seeley “impresses on every count,” (BookPage, Top Mystery Pick) exploring what happens when we venture into dark places…when we get in over our heads…when we get lost. “If ever a case was made for place as character in a novel, Seeley makes it here with scene after nightmarish scene…This is distinctive work” (Kirkus Reviews).

Pink LipsPink Lips

“I told you to leave her ass at home because I'm not saving her again.” “Thank you.” Elysia picked up the gun. “Don't thank me,” Kail said as she left out of the room with Willow and Elysia following behind her. “It won't happen again; ...

Author: Andre D. Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476756622


Page: 288

View: 452

In this unorthodox tale of power plays, love affairs, and betrayal, two ambitious sisters learn that everything comes at a price—and what may feel good isn’t always good for you. Pink lips can be a sign of grace, class, and beauty, but for sisters Willow and Kail, it means power and respect. They will do anything under the sun to become part of the higher echelon, so they pay a massive fee to join an organization and get their lips etched in pink. And life is good for the pair—until an accidental phone dismantles the whole organization. With their lives upended, Willow and Kail flee to the streets of their hometown, Philadelphia, for a fresh start. With a new clientele and a hunger for money, they try to resurrect the organization that ended at their own hands. Money is the main goal for everyone involved until Willow meets Duke, a neighborhood hardhead, and is bitten by the love bug. Kail objects to the relationship, but Willow ignores her sister’s warnings, falling deeper and deeper in love. As the sisters turn against each other, skeletons hidden in the closet are revealed, and the saying “blood is thicker than water” is tested to the fullest. Will they be able to come to an agreement, or will blood be shed first?

A Parallel LifeA Parallel Life

I'd forgotten I even had the bloody gun. ... With a moustache like that, she looked like somebody's grandad. ... She tells everybody she dumped me, but I left her because I could never get you out of my head, Sal.

Author: Ruth Hamilton

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

ISBN: 9781780102535


Page: 272

View: 130

An “emotion-filled story of family dynamics and self-discovery . . . brimming with interesting characters” from the bestselling author of The Liverpool Trilogy (Booklist). The members of the eccentric Compton-Milnes household act more like strangers than family. Despite having multiple sclerosis, the elder matriarch, Hermione, controls the household and insists on a Tuesday morning family breakfast. Her son, Gus, a reclusive but brilliant professor, and daughter-in-law Lisa, a foolishly promiscuous cosmetic surgery addict, remain married, but without much of a relationship. Their two grown children, Ben and Harriet, are also under the same roof, yet miles apart from the rest of the family. Ben’s OCD keeps him from facing the world, while his sister Harriet sacrifices her own desires in order to take care of him. Lisa’s series of poorly chosen affairs finally catches up to her when she accidentally becomes friends with her latest lover’s wife. When he turns on her, the family is forced to pull together “for the very first time if they are to survive with any degree of sanity.”

God and the GunGod and the Gun

I was about to leave when one of the gunmen returned and, ignoring me, reached behind the sofa and retrieved ... She looked more than her sixty-four years, but the deep lines on her face were due to constant stress rather than age.

Author: Martin Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136680601


Page: 256

View: 987

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Diprose s Standard Song Book and Reciter Comic and sentimental Diprose s Standard Song Book and Reciter Comic and sentimental

He marks some vessel's dusky form , And hears amid the howling storm , The minute gun at sea , 2ND . The minute gun at ... The wedding morn to church , My bride I went in search , But found I had been jilted ; She left me in the lurch .

Author: John Diprose


ISBN: BL:A0017814361


Page: 207

View: 968

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Collection 1 5Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Collection 1 5

“Why are you leaving me?” She clutched at me, terrified. Me, too. “Make it to the road if you can,” I said. “On my hands?” she asked. She had a point, but what could I do? “Do you know how to use a gun?” “No.” Should I leave her the gun ...

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101537398


Page: 336

View: 947

A collection of the first five novels in Laurell K. Hamilton's New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. • Guilty Pleasures • The Laughing Corpse • Circus of the Damned • The Lunatic Cafe • Bloody Bones

Torchwood ConsequencesTorchwood Consequences

Whenmy mother abandoned me and returned through the Rift to our not money. Something far more useful.' 'The homeworld, she left behind a “bribe”, as you call it. Though it was gun?' 'That's right,a Torrosett 51 binary heatcannon.

Author: Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409071808


Page: 256

View: 506

Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century... Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a supermarket? How does a witness to an alien's reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto's actions at a local publisher's affect Torchwood more than a century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past... Featuring sci-fi stories by writers for the hit Torchwood series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television, including James Moran and Joseph Lidster, plus Andrew Cartmel, Sarah Pinborough and David Llewellyn.

Death Comes for the DeconstructionistDeath Comes for the Deconstructionist

“A gun?” “Sí, a gun.” “Did you touch it or tell anyone?” “No. I no touch the gun. It not for me to worry. ... was very distraught when she left), but that Abramson, Mrs. Pratt's number one suspect, was also there, and that he had a gun.

Author: Daniel Taylor

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9781910674451


Page: 206

View: 425

When Jon Mote is hired to investigate the murder of his erstwhile mentor, literary star Richard Pratt, the grad school dropout feels woefully unequal to the task. Skittering on the edge of madness, his only source of hope is the dogged love of his developmentally disabled sister, Judy, who serves as cheerleader, critic and moral compass. Soon the siblings find themselves haunting the neighbourhoods of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota – from crime scenes to the halls of academe – exposing a series of suspects along the way. When he stumbles upon Pratt’s terrible secret, Mote is prompted to discover an equally dreadful mystery in his own past – a revelation that accelerates his descent into darkness and puts both himself and Judy at grave risk. ‘Daniel Taylor’s oddly reluctant Sherlock Holmes is accompanied by the most unusual and heartwarming Watson in my reading experience.’ Paul J. Willis, author of The Alpine Tales