The best people to sell drugs to are the regular people: the teachers and the insurance salesmen -- housewives and firemen and waitresses and farmers.
The best way to transport drugs is by river. Stay away from the coasts and the big cities. Middle America is plenty full of customers.
Get a crew of young, innocent-looking kids and set them up with canoes and maps and some cash for food. Let the current carry them down through the flyover states -- making deliveries along the way -- collecting my money and staying the hell out of trouble.
Genre: United States Length: 367 Pages (2,785 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 25th, 2020
It is happening all around you. It's happening to you. Do you even notice?
This collection of stories explores moments of transitions, times when realization dawns or paths diverge. Instances when there is movement, forward or backwards. Transitions is the language of the heart and mind. It colors our perceptions and emotions from humorous to tragic, from inspirational to cathartic, from revelational to questioning.
At what point does a child recognize they're an adult and maybe their parent is not? Can eating noodles kill you? Would you get a tattoo? What if a therapist could parachute to your aid during especially difficult times or there was a machine that could tell you what would make you happy? Would you use them?
How important is Valentine's Day when you have a significant other? What do you think about as you wait on standby after missing your flight? How long would you wait at bus station in the dessert? What's the difference between being left brain or right brain? Could you take up running? Is your neighborhood evolving? How would handle the death of a parent?
Can you tell the difference when you're lying or speaking the truth? What if something was constantly whispering in your ear? How would you handle that annoying customer or waiting in line at the DMV or if a squirrel bit you?
Does the past dictate who we are? How do historical figures like Harriet Tubman or University alumni donors affect us today? What about our mothers, fathers, or family from another country? Does reincarnation exist? Can good deeds erase the bad?
The size of the transition is not always proportional to the transformation. The heart may hear a whisper louder than a shout or one glance can change your entire world. So enjoy the shades of these short stories and see how they transform you.
Genre: United States Length: 286 Pages (2,140 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 25th, 2020
In his most accomplished novel to date, Roger DeBlanck delivers an unforgettable contemporary story of a young Native American man on the road to recovery. Abuse and addiction have ruined Thomas Newsome's youth, but he refuses to follow the wasted path of his father, Gilbert. After Thomas narrowly avoids tragedy, he vows to get clean and stay that way. Before he can bury his past and move on, he wants answers from his father for why he never changed. But then Gilbert falls ill and takes off on a personal journey. With only a handful of clues from his Apache past, Thomas sets out on a quest to track down his father. Along the way, he meets an elderly Native American sage by the name of Sons-in-jah. While traveling with the old man deep into the heart of Apache country through Arizona, New Mexico, and across the border, Thomas's search for his father becomes an odyssey of self-discovery and an excavation into the roots of his Mescalero ancestors and the truth of his family history. The native individuals he meets and the enchanting places he visits will forever alter his perspective on life. The Destruction of Silence is a heartfelt novel of remarkable beauty and compassion. It will sweep you up, carry you along, and leave you bereft and ultimately uplifted.
Genre: United States Length: 261 Pages (1,268 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 25th, 2020
After suffering tragic loss, Ben Flurry must confront the past and his own grief to become the father his child needs.
Ben and Annie Flurry have the perfect family, until an accident takes Annie's life and leaves their daughter severely injured. Now Ben struggles to come to terms with his own grief and guilt.
As the past he tried to leave behind threatens all he holds dear, Ben makes the difficult decision to move back to his childhood home to seek the help of his mother -- and the father he remembers as abusive and an alcoholic. His mother claims his father is a changed man, but Ben isn't so sure. Can he find the strength to be the dad and man his father never was? Or will the wounds of the past ruin Ben's chance to love again?
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Genre: United States Length: 222 Pages (2,555 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 25th, 2020