“A novel for our time, a courageous and necessary book.” —Jennifer Haigh, author of Heat and Light In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.
Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former sea captain. With his soon-to-be-boyfriend, hotshot FBI agent Jun Tanaka, visiting for a little R&R, not even Aubrey’s narcolepsy can put a damper on their vacation plans. But a skeleton in a closet of the Smith Family Historical Home sure does throw a wrench into the works. Its identity drags Aubrey and Jun into a mystery with origins over a century in the past. They uncover a tale of long-lost treasure, the pirate king it belonged to, and a modern-day murderer who will stop at nothing to find the hidden riches. And if a killer on the loose isn’t enough to keep Aubrey out of the mess, it seems even the restless spirit of Captain Smith is warning him away. The unlikely partnership of a historian and special agent may be exactly what it takes to crack this mystery wide-open and finally put an old Key West tragedy to rest. But while Aubrey tracks down the X that marks the spot, one wrong move could be his last.
There is not one person in this world that has not, at one time or another, searched for something that seemed unattainable. It may be something different for each of us, but we all search – for our own ‘prize’ – in our own way. Every human comes to question the direction of his or her life at some point. We either read the map wrong, question the map, or maybe we can’t even fi nd the map at all. Southernmost Point will give you strength and laughter for your journey, regardless of where you are. It is possible to continue even when you feel like you can’t. This humorous and insightful account of one person’s story to perform her own adoption search instills hope, laughter and tears. The journey IS the destination...and it is always worth it.
A landmark late-twentieth century pictorial archive that beautifully chronicles, in illuminating detail, fifty important American artists and writers in place: Edward Albee, John Chamberlain, Annie Dillard, John Hersey, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Roy Lichtensein, Alison Lurie, William Manchester, James Merrill, John D. MacDonald, James A. Michener, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Isaac B. Singer, and Joy Williams, among others. Book jacket.
While being dragged around the Atlantic Ocean by a huge fish, an adventuresome cat, whose life bears an amazing resemblence to that of Ernest Hemingway, recalls the events of his previous eight existences.
A collection of thematic articles on the geology of southernmost Norway written by geologists familiar with the terrain and recent research results. Prepared as a field trip guide, it includes maps, drawings and photographs and references. Topics covered include: the Telemark Supra crustals and associated gneisses; the high-grade metamorphic Bramble sector; the Agder migmatic gneisses and post kinematic granites; the Rogaland intrusive masses and their metamorphic envelope; the Faurefjell metasediments; and Precambrian rocks of the Jarem district including those thrust during the Calodonide Orogeny.