No matter how much we plan, life - and people - have a way of surprising us. For Doctor KT O’Bannon, a near-fatal tragedy derails a career and disrupts everything she thought she knew about herself and her future. Battered and nearly broken, she turns for solace to the one woman who knows her best, her ex-lover Doctor Tory King. Their unexpected reunion in Provincetown uncovers old wounds, forges new bonds, and awakens long-buried passions. While Tory’s lover Sheriff Reese Conlon struggles to uncover a deadly drug ring and Officer Bri Parker navigates the torturous path between friendship and desire, Tory and KT - and those who love them - are forced to examine the boundaries of love, friendship, and the ties that transcend time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016932de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When sculptor and author Barb Davis is given an NEA grant to pair original feminist sculptures with searing first-person essays on transitions in women´s lives, she organizes a two-week writing retreat with 12 of the best, brightest, and most notorious lesbian authors in the business. But in between regularly scheduled happy hours and writing sessions, the women enter a tournament bass-fishing competition, receive life coaching from a wise-cracking fish named Phoebe, and uncover a subterranean world of secrets and desires that is as varied and elusive as the fish that swim in the waters of Lake Champlain. Set on the beautiful shores of Vermont´s Lake Champlain, Backcast is richly populated with an expansive cast of endearing and outrageous characters who battle writer´s block, quirky locals, personal demons, unexpected attractions, and even each other during their two-week residency. For Barb and each of her 12 writers, the stakes in this fast-moving story are high, but its emotional and romantic payoffs are slow and sweet. Filled with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking pathos, Backcast serves up a sometimes irreverent, sometimes sobering look at the hidden lives of women, and how they laugh, love, lose, and blunder through their own search for meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024589de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry Appleby has an appetite for life. As a recent high school graduate and the son of a wealthy family in one of Chicago´s affluent North Shore suburbs, his life is laid out for him. Unfortunately, though, he´s being forced to follow in the footsteps of his successful attorney father instead of living his dream of being a chef. When an opportunity comes his way to work in a real kitchen the summer after graduation, at a little Italian joint called Fiorello´s, Henry jumps at the chance, putting his future in jeopardy. Years ago, life was a plentiful buffet for Vito Carelli. But a tragic turn of events now keeps the young chef at Fiorello´s quiet and secretive, preferring to let his amazing Italian peasant cuisine do his talking. When the two cooks meet over an open flame, sparks fly. Both need a taste of something more - something real, something true - to separate the good from the bad and find the love - and the hope - that just might be their salvation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054042de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FUN ON THE FARM (STREABBOG)|PUPPETS ON PARADE / Duvernoy Jean Baptist|FIGURE SKATING (CZERNY)|LET´S GO FISHING|FRISKY CHIPMUNKS (KOHLER)|THE FAT MAN (KOHLER)|PONY EXPRESS (KOHLER)|CONQUERING HEROS (STREABBOG)|FUN IN THE SWIMMING POOL (SPINDLER)|BUTTERFLIES IN THE BREEZE (CZERNY)|FROLIC OF THE DWARFS / Czerny Carl|SONG OF THE BUTTERFLIES (SCHYTTE)|FLYING CLOUDS (KOHLER)|THE GIANT WALKS (DIABELLI)|JAUNT IN A JET PLANE (GURLITT)|Song Of The Wind|GAY GIRLS (CZERNY)|MERRY BOYS (CZERNY)|AT THE SHORE (CZERNY)|JOYRIDE IN A JEEP|PRANKS (CZERNY)|WITH BOW AND ARROW|CALM VOYAGE / Gurlitt Cornelius|POLLIWOGS / Czerny Carl|PING-PONG (CZERNY)
Ancient folklore and modern myth come together in these stories by author Craig Laurance Gidney. Here are found the struggles of a medieval Japanese monk seduced by a mischievous fairy, and a young slave who finds mystery deep within the briar patch of an antebellum plantation. Gidney offers a gay teen obsessed with his patron saint, Lena Horne, and, in the title story, an ailing tourist seeks escape at a distant shore but never reckons on encountering an African sea god. Rich, poetic, dark and disturbing, these are distinctive tales not soon forgotten. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035802de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
EPISODE 6: A NEW SHORE Tom is certain: he wants to be with Sasha. Michael is finally dead to him - hes obviously dating his ex-boyfriend again. Meanwhile, Colin goes to a party in an infamous gay club to try to prove that hes back to his old self. And Ella throws a big bash at the Dive, not realizing that the lives of her two sons are about to change forever ... This is the finale of the digital-only contemporary gay romance series DIFFERENT BOYS! The new gay romance series different boys tells the tempestuous story of Colin and Tom, twin brothers who could scarcely be more different from one another, but who are both simply trying to get their lives in order and find the secret to love and happiness.
Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create. Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he´s living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine´s boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard´s name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard´s ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little too close to home.
As there has yet to be any substantial scrutiny of the complex confluences a more sustained dialogue between disability studies and comics studies might suggest, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives aims through its broad range of approaches and focus points to explore this exciting subject in productive and provocative ways. Chris Foss is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, USA, where he specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies. He is the author of over 20 scholarly publications and over 35 academic conference papers. Jonathan W. Gray is Associate Professor of English at the John Jay College, CUNY, USA. He is editor of the Journal of Comics and Cultur e and author of Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (2013). He is currently working on Illustrating the Race: Representing Blackness in American Comics . Zach Whalen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, USA, where he researches video games, comics, and electronic literature. He is the co-editor of Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games (2008) . Contributors: José Alaniz, University of Washington-Seattle, USA Laurie Ann Carlson, North Shore Community College, USA Todd A. Comer, Defiance College, USA Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo, Canada Margaret Galvan, City University of New York, USA Kristen Gay, Clemson University, USA Jonathan W. Gray, John Jay College-CUNY, USA Dale Jacobs, University of Windsor, Canada Christina Maria Koch, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany Daniel Preston, Syracuse University, USA Shannon Walters, Temple University, USA Zach Whale, University of Mary Washington, USA.
All you that are true lovers, I beseech you pray the gods for fair weather upon the seventh night of the seventh moon. For patience’ sake and for dear love’s sake, pray, and be pitiful that upon that night there may be neither rain, nor hail, nor cloud, nor thunder, nor creeping mist. Hear the sad tale of the Star Lovers and give them your prayers. The Weaving Maiden was the daughter of a Deity of Light. Her dwelling was upon the shore of the Milky Way, which is the Bright River of Heaven. All the day long she sat at her loom and plied her shuttle, weaving the gay garments of the gods. Warp and woof, hour by hour the coloured web grew till it lay fold on fold piled at her feet. Todos ustedes, que son verdaderos amantes, les suplico que recen a los dioses por el buen tiempo en la séptima noche de la séptima luna. Por amor de la paciencia y por el amor de Dios, reza y sé digno de lástima porque en esa noche no puede haber lluvia, ni granizo, ni nube, ni trueno, ni neblina. Escucha la triste historia de los Star Lovers y dales tus oraciones. The Weaving Maiden era la hija de una Deidad de Luz. Su morada estaba en la orilla de la Vía Láctea; que es el Brillante Río del Cielo. Todo el día ella se sentó en su telar y manejó su lanzadera, tejiendo las prendas alegres de los dioses. La urdimbre y la trama, hora a hora, la telaraña de colores creció hasta que quedó doblada sobre un montón amontonado a sus pies.
Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off-shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he´s living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is, until the man who stole Leonard Pine´s boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard´s name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard´s ex shows up dead, too. o the police, it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard, murder is always serious business, and these hit a little too close to home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001663de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.