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100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time, Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, […] Read More

WRITING THAT WORKS by Kenneth Roman & Joel Raphaelson

By itself, good writing is no guarantee of success. But words are more than words and business writing does not exist in a vacuum. What you write will always have a purpose and if you write well you are more likely to achieve it, and to succeed […] Read More

THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, by Gloria Naylor

As the late November winds cut across her legs and blew under her coat, Mattie shivered violently and realized that she had rushed from the house without any slip or stockings. She pulled her tweed coat closer to her neck to cut off the wind and stop her body from trembling with cold, and moved […] Read More

TUCK EVERLASTING

Winnie Foster is about to meet the Tuck family, and the Tuck family is not like any other family in the world. Soon Winnie will be faced with the most important decision of her life. For once you've met the Tucks... things are never the same. The man in the yellow suit came into the […] Read More

TIME LINE (Michael Crichton)

The wind whined. A few leaves blew, scraping across the floor. The air was damp and cold. They stool silently. “I wonder if he thought of us.” Chris said, looking at the stone face. “I wonder if he ever missed us.” “Of course he did,” the professor said. “Don’t you miss him?” Chris nodded. Kate […] Read More

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come […] Read More

SPIRIT OF THE TUNDRA, by J. David Henry

I don’t know how long it had been observing me, but now it peered at me with some alarm. Then the little animal--only slightly larger than a house cat--threw back its head, gave a single, shrill bark, and disappeared in a trot over a ridge. I chased after it over the hummocky tundra, but when […] Read More

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, by Stephen King

#1: I came to Shawshank when I was just twenty, and I am one of the few people in our happy little family who is willing to own up to what he did. I committed murder. I put a large insurance policy on my wife, who was three years older than I was, and then […] Read More

NEVER CRY WOLF, by Farley Mowat

I listened, but if a wolf was broadcasting from those hills he was not on my wavelength. George, who had been sleeping on the crest of the esker, suddenly sat up, cocked his ears forward and pointed his long muzzle toward the north. After a minute or two he threw back his head and howled; […] Read More

THE SWITCH

She rolled over and blinked him into focus. "What?, Who?" "The FBI Guys." She threw back the covers, scrambled from the bed and lunged toward the window, all in one motion. She raised a louver and peered through the blinds. A navy blue sedan was parked at the curb. Two suited men, one black, one […] Read More