This publication marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen King’s entrance into the University of Maine at Orono in the fall of 1966. The accelerating war in Vietnam and great social upheaval at home exerted a profound impact on students of the period and deeply influenced King’s development as a writer and as a man.King’s fictional treatment of this experience in his novella “Hearts in Atlantis” (reprinted in this volume) tracks his youthful avatar, Peter Riley, through the awakenings and heartbreak of his turbulent first year at UMaine. In his accompanying essay, “Five to One, One in Five,” written expressly for this volume, King sheds his fictional persona and takes on the challenge of a nonfiction return to his undergraduate experience. The stereoscopic combination of these narratives, told with King’s characteristic blend of canny insight and self-deprecating humor, create a revealing portrait of the artist as young man and a ground-level tableau of this highly charged time.In addition, twelve fellow students and friends from King’s college days contribute personal narratives recalling their own experience of those years.
A SUNFLOWER IN THE SHADE Invisible to her classmates, Hikage Sumino is an eighth grader with no self-esteem. Her only friends are the visitors to her Internet blog. One day, the most popular boy in the grade suddenly talks to her. Encouraged by this twist of fate, Hikage determines to transform her life. Includes special extras after the story!This is a bundle of the first 2 volumes and also contains half of volume 3..
Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra is a multi-awarded Filipino musician, poet, journalist, broadcast personality, and activist who first became famous for being the vocalist of Manila-based jazz rock band Radioactive Sago Project.De Veyra graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas.As literary influences, de Veyra cites Beat movement writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. He explains, speaking as a fellow at the 45th UP National Writers Workshop:“What I look for in poetry is an uneasy kind of energy. An energy that is already beyond the configuration of words and then assumes a density that is akin to music.
Stress is the at the root of all illnesses- physical as well as psychological. Medications, various escapes and even positive thinking work only as a bandage, while the volcano of stress continues to burn. Sooner or later, it erupts through these paper thin layers of temporary fixes. In Stress Cure Now, Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, MD describes a 3-step plan to get rid of stress at its roots, once and for all.
Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.Debussys music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of non-traditional tonalities.
**Part 1 can be found in A Sweet Life, a New York Times bestselling, 14-author boxed set. All proceeds from that boxed set go to diabetes research.**New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent continues her Shopping for a Billionaire series as mystery shopper Shannon and (near) billionaire Declan explore a relationship (and each other).The pair deal with a jealous ex-boyfriend, a new perk at work that makes Shannon rethink her job, and a cat that offers up quite a present when Declan takes Shannon out for their first non-business date..