THE STORY: Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city--and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jac
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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.
The New York Production of Boys' Life--which won rave reviews and a Pulitzer prize nomination--established Howard Korder as one of the most exciting new talents in American theater. An acerbically funny portrait of 1980s male behavior, it tracks three young urbanites on the make through their nights and days. Howard Kissel of the New York Daily News proclaimed it "utterly captivating," and the New Yorker's Mimi Kramer called it "the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time."
An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).
In celebration of its 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America and its publication Boys' Life, this book is a collection of the best Boys' Life pages of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting information. All pages in this collection are facsimile reproductions of the magazine's original pages.
This book tells the true story of a family's pain as several harrowing events unfold.A grandmother so selfish she lost everything over one man's sick pleasure.A father who will stop at nothing to keep his own dark secrets from getting out.The loving mother so broke down in life she questions her own sanity. The cries that could not be heard. The beatings that could not be stopped. The teachers who got it all wrong. The twisted friend.The beast that none stopped.
From the author's preface: "The single aim in telling the story that follows is to interest boys in the life of Booker T. Washington. "This man's life was of such singular and vital importance in the history of his own race and in the history of our country that it ought to be familiar to all the youth of the land, and to the Negro youth especially, since it is the greatest inspiration to the latter to be found in the annals of American history." At the time of original publication in 1922, W. C. Jackson was Vice President of the North Carolina College for Women, Greensboro, and Professor of History.
Author David Horton tells the stories of godly men in the Bible, emphasizing their strong characteristics to teach the basics of Christian character--as examples for Christian boys to follow on their journey to becoming godly men.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1970
- Genre : Wit and humor, Juvenile
- Pages : 126
- ISBN : OCLC:1086714755
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