By William Winokur
Winner united states BookNews.com’s nationwide “Best Books 2006 Award”
Based on a real tale, MARATHON, tells the story of Marianna Gardner, a winning company legal professional, whose pursuit of cash and gear has led her faraway from her youth beliefs. destiny reunites her with an outdated pal of her deceased parents—Ion Theodore—a former Greek slave, sculptor and Marathon runner. jointly they trip to his historic place of birth the place she not just discovers his prior, but additionally her destiny and the inescapable future that every holds the main to the other’s salvation.
From the concrete canyons of decrease long island to the ruins of historical Greece, MARATHON is a deeply own tour-de-force of a lady who turns her again at the glossy international to be able to resolve the secrets and techniques of her past.
Meet Marianna Gardner—intelligent, appealing, winning, but empty, unhappy and looking out. Marianna is a companion in a widespread long island legislation company, yet her upward push to the pinnacle has come at a value: She has develop into so hardened that she has neglected her personal father’s funeral.
Enter Ion Theodore, an enthralling but lonely previous Greek guy who has recognized Marianna on the grounds that she was once a toddler. A instructor, artist and marathon runner, Ion is a guy of unusual event and knowledge. while Marianna reaches out for Ion after many years of absence, traveling him in a dilapidated Queens’ nursing home., she is instantly entranced by way of “Uncle” Ion’s quiet lifestyles force.
Soon after their assembly, Marianna unearths herself forced to accompany Ion on a pilgrimage again to his place of origin of Greece. There she stumbles upon Ion’s hidden journals, with their tantalizing allusions to a misplaced obol, as soon as possessed through Ion. It used to be the very obol worn by means of Pheidippides, the mythical hero who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver the scoop of the history-changing Greek victory over the Persians.
Framed through the tale of Pheidippides’ celebrated run, the radical is steeped in mythology and secret. With a deft and sure hand, writer W. William Winokur ponders the basic questions of existence and loss of life, the intersection of earlier and current, the fight of responsibility as opposed to ardour, all whereas exploring one woman’s discovery of herself via old myths, misplaced journals, most unlikely loves and undying souls.
Marathon is a richly imagined paintings that units the clash and intrigue of the traditional international opposed to the truth of up to date lifestyles. Compelling, proposal upsetting and carefully enticing, MARATHON is a robust assertion concerning the offerings we make in lifestyles and the way to make a lifestyles worthy living.
Critics compliment MARATHON:
“The shadow of old Greece supplies unusual energy to this tale of a contemporary woman's look for objective. the result's a e-book that's either epic and intimate, a ebook concerning the issues that truly topic in life.” —James Cameron, Director, huge, Avatar
“MARATHON defies description in lots of methods since it simply isn’t the standard form of tale one encounters… it's a outstanding novel a couple of awesome man.” —Bookviews.com
“The tale is layered via a grasp craftsman, because the prior touches the current easily and assuredly. A ribbon of undying love is woven through the story, becoming a member of the lives of those characters in a tapestry of epic proportions. The topic of a marathon flows without problems, highlighting Marianna's quest for self-understanding and delivering a quiet experience of urgency. A myriad of feelings will reason those pages to quiver, shooting readers' hearts and drawing them deeper into this novel. while the ebook is slowly closed, there'll be a feeling of getting run this race vicariously and expectantly, victoriously with those terrific people.” —In The Library Reviews
“This is a unique of deep religion and conviction, all of the extra so simply because Ion Theodore used to be a true individual. it is a booklet to be learn, re-read and treasured.” —Roundtable Reviews
By Grace King'ara
The dragon god has selected a holy shut eye instead of annihilate all of them for serving an imaginary unseen God. in the meantime, the animals choose to realign their allegiance and feed the god in his sleep hoping whilst he wakes up, he'll make each person as clever and robust as gods. A stone altar is equipped for nutrients choices. quickly the animals are bowing and tithing the easiest in their meager nutrition to the dragon. however the dragon god is furious, and chaos is set to erupt at the best of Devil’s Mountain.
In this Christian fairy story, the Dragon slayer slowly unsheathes his sword. however it is as much as the animals of the dominion to enable him keep their destiny. they have to name him by way of The Name.
By Jean-Michel Thibaux
La guerre éclate, l. a. petite ville de Fismes est occupée par les Allemands. intolerable pour une patriote comme Antoinette. Elle s’échappe pour rejoindre les lignes françaises, fait ses premières armes de soignante dans un hôpital de campagne. Parmi les blessés, un jeune Méridional, Louis, dont elle s’éprend éperdument. Mais los angeles guerre sera longue. Rétabli, Louis repart au wrestle. L’amour sera-t-il plus fortress que l. a. folie meurtrière des hommes ?
Jean-Michel Thibaux s’est laissé inspirer pour ce roman flamboyant par sa double filiation provençale et champenoise.
By Hermann Binek,Konrad Binek
Dieses Buch ist der alten Zeit gewidmet. In Ehren an unsere Natur, die wir so einfältig zerstören. Das Buch erzählt lebhaft einige Kurzgeschichten des Keltenkindes Terry aus unserer Vorzeit und Heimat, verbunden mit den damaligen Werten. Ich hoffe es regt zum Nachdenken an unsere alte, wahre faith an. Kinder Odins & Wotans, habt Spaß daran. HERMANN J. BINEK
By Daniela Winterfeld
A Boy Tale
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To my daughters i like you both
I am very thankful to released the United States who has been instrumental in making this ebook to turn into a fact, specially the entire pros who's operating inside of post the US institution. i'm additionally thankful to my God who has given me the knowledge and figuring out how one can placed this booklet jointly in order that others can take pleasure in analyzing it. ultimately i'm thankful to my daughter father Kirk Stewart who as encouraged me and telling me that i will be able to do it even if i used to be telling myself no i cannot, he has been my good friend who patiently listened to each observe as I learn the ebook to him and he gave me many considerate feedback. As ordinary i'm additionally thankful to my mum and dad for having me so i might have the capacity to do that. i like you all.
It was once within the yr of 1852 within the village of Monarchy off the shore of the Mississippi River dwell a bad boy is identify used to be Benny Franklin. a few of the villagers referred to as him Ben. Ben has been position less than the guard-ship of his uncle Peter Franklin who's trying to civilize him.
Ben appreciates the efforts of what his uncle was once attempting to do, yet unearths civilizing existence too confining, so he determined to run away tomorrow from domestic. With every part that Ben needed to undergo in the domestic of his uncle, he used to be a wise and incredible younger lad who used to be love through many of the villagers. Ben's father who they referred to as Pappy was once an abusive mum or dad to him. even though Ben is winning in fighting his father from buying his fortune, Pappy forcible profits custody of Ben and the 2 of them circulate to the backwoods of the village the place Ben is stored outdoor of his father's cabin more often than not without supper.
By Harald Vetter
Nach der Trennung von seinem Gefährten Benjamin lernt er Demut in einer Zeit harter Prüfungen im Dienste eines Alten und erlebt Zuwendung, Liebe und Bewunderung am Hofe eines Fürsten, wo er sich selbst als verständnisvoller und begnadeter Mensch erweist.
Gemeinsam mit dem jüngsten Fürstensohn macht er sich wieder auf die Suche nach der Weisheit. Er lernt, ein Mensch zu sein, der in jeder Lage Mensch ist, er lernt, seine Liebe und den Wunsch, geliebt zu werden, zu offenbaren. 'Es steht dem Menschen besser an, sich zu irren, als etwa nicht zu lieben', ist eine seiner Aussagen.
In märchenhaft-poetischer Sprache beschreibt Harald Vetter die Erkenntnisreise seines Protagonisten, die für jeden Leser zur Reise durch eigene Gefühls- und Gedankenwelten werden kann.
By Martial Debriffe
ardour, secrets and techniques de famille et déchirements composent cette saga familiale riche en rebondissements, dans los angeles tourmente de los angeles Première Guerre mondiale.
By J. Foslan
Join Loki as he walks one of the gods once again. Coming house is purely the start of the journey as he steals off with Freya's cats, confronts his outdated rival Heimdall, and trips with Thor to the geographical regions of dwarves and giants.
In a story that spans previous and current, Loki indicates us the Norse gods as they've got by no means been obvious prior to. this is often his tale, advised solely from his standpoint.
This is Loki's Saga.
By Ron Louthan