“Pigs, Potholes, and the Road to Forever” takes place in La Concepción , a barrio in a poverty stricken village of Honduras. This fictional biography of Maria, an American seeking her place in life, depicts the truth of poverty through humor, sadness and the reality of living in a third world country. The story unfolds as Maria begins her final week of service and is contemplating her upcoming return to the United States. Had her journey finally come to an end? Or was it just beginning? Mary Fox is the author of Teach Me Thy Holy Will: A Spiritual Journey (Xlibris 2007.) She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and daughter
"Pigs, Potholes, and the Road to Forever" takes place in La Concepción , a barrio in a poverty stricken village of Honduras. This fictional biography of Maria, an American seeking her place in life, depicts the truth of poverty through humor, sadness and the reality of living in a third world country. The story unfolds as Maria begins her final week of service and is contemplating her upcoming return to the United States. Had her journey finally come to an end? Or was it just beginning? Mary Fox is the author of Teach Me Thy Holy Will: A Spiritual Journey (Xlibris 2007.) She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and daughter
A decade has passed since boots first hit the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the war has not ended—only changed. Twenty-five diverse veteran voices reflect the changing face of combat and reflect the haunting realities and truths only fiction can reveal. These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion—loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage—and the evolving nature of what has become America’s “Forever War.” From debut writers to experienced contributors whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, this exceptional collection promises to be the definitive fictional look at the aftereffects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and will resonate with the reader long after the final page. Including stories by: Elliot Ackerman, Benjamin Busch, Brandon Caro, Maurice Decaul, Teresa Fazio, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Aaron Gwyn, Alex Horton, Matt Robinson, Kristen L. Rouse, Chris Wolfe, Kayla M. Williams, Brandon Willitts, and many others.
If you had complete freedom from all obligations, both personal and financial, and thousands of options lying ahead of you, how would you decide which one to pursue? This is the position Chris Coupland finds himself in on a frigid New Year's morning, when his relationship with Hope ends abruptly. From loss and confusion through success and reconciliation, his choices and the resulting journey may surprise you. Avoiding demons and chasing dreams, his search for Hope or even just hope will be the catalyst for the change he never knew he needed. His challenge now is to decide which path to take, and whether to take that path alone or with someone.
Their entwined fate becomes his impossible choice. A strange eclipse looms above India's city of the smiling fire. When an ancient evil awakens, the world teeters on a razor's edge of life and annihilation. Rootless globetrotter Jay wanted Agamuskara to be just another place he visited, but the strange object in his backpack has other ideas. In the global secret order of Jakes and Jades, destiny-changing Jade Agamuskara Bluegold stands above the rest, all the while keeping up appearances as the humble proprietor of the Everest Base Camp Pub & Hostel. However, she struggles to untangle the terrible future she foresees and to ignore her doubts about her past choices. Despite themselves, both Jade and Jay befriend the evasive, stout-quaffing Faddah Rucksack—a man without a destiny who seems determined to direct their own. As fires rage in a land of ash, a backpacker, a bartender, and the world's only Himalayan-Irish sage become trapped between their entwined fate and an impossible choice. FOREVER THE ROAD is a captivating page-turner in Anthony St. Clair's Rucksack Universe. If you like Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Octavia Butler, you'll love this ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue. Buy the book to start Anthony St. Clair's tale of travel twists and turns today!
Rolling Stone hails singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen as "a writer with a novelist's eye for character and narrative detail comparable to forerunners like John Prine, Guy Clark, and Kris Kristofferson." In The Road Goes on Forever and the Music Never Ends, the master storyteller gives us fascinating glimpses into his own story through songs, personal memorabilia, and photographs that span his career from his student days at Texas A&M University to a recent concert at Austin's legendary Stubb's Bar-B-Que. The Road Goes on Forever and the Music Never Ends contains the lyrics for twenty-four of Keen's favorite songs, accompanied by one-liners that offer tantalizing hints at the motivations behind the songs ("Corpus Christi Bay" — "True? Yes, unfortunately.") Accompanying the lyrics is a wealth of material from Keen's personal archive—newspaper clippings, concert posters, and programs; journal entries and letters that show him in the process of everything from self-improvement ("Do something really nice for my sister") to raising money to record an album; and photos by and of family, friends, and fans. A very personal, beautifully designed songbook, scrapbook, and photo album, The Road Goes on Forever and the Music Never Ends is the essential book for everyone who loves the music of Robert Earl Keen. Also packaged in the book is a CD with printable sheet music for all twenty-four songs, which come from Keen's critically acclaimed albums Walking Distance, Gringo Honeymoon, What I Really Mean, A Bigger Piece of Sky, Farm Fresh Onions, Gravitational Forces, and Picnic.