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The Vigil [PDF Download]

The Vigil PDF
Author: Clay Reynolds
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Release Date: 2002
ISBN: 9780896724570
Size: 43.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 221
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Fleeing Atlanta and an emotionally abusive marriage, Imogene McBride is heading west with her precocious, beautiful teenage daughter, Cora, when their car breaks down in the tiny North Texas town of Agatite. While her mother sits out its repair on a bench on the courthouse lawn, Cora wanders off to buy ice cream, enters a drugstore—and disappears without a trace. Initially, believing Cora is playing a prank, an agitated Imma storms the drugstore and then the sheriff’s office demanding answers. When answers don’t come, she returns to the park bench to wait, her annoyance turning to fear, and then obsession.So begins Imma’s vigil and the classic first novel of Reynolds’s Sandhill Chronicles, a timeless testament to place and character. As her waiting stretches from days and weeks into years, Imma becomes—as the town eccentric if not madwoman—a pivotal institution in Agatite and the lives of its inhabitants.Most affected by Imma’s obsession is Sheriff Ezra Holmes, a widower who has kept his emotional life in check since the death of his beloved wife. Now his controlled life is disrupted by the woman on the bench, whose presence compels and arouses Ezra in ways mysterious even to himself. As he works to unravel the mystery of Cora’s disappearance, a bond develops between the aging sheriff and the eccentric woman who brings Ezra both new hope and forces him to confront his own pain.An absorbing blend of mystery, psychological thriller, and character study, this tale of one woman’s obsession and the spell it casts is utterly unforgettable.[An] engrossing first novel. [Reynolds] knows how to create and sustain tension without resorting to sensationalism. His book, like its protagonist, has a stubborn integrity that you can’t help admiring. [Imma’s] metamorphosis . . . is absorbing.—New York Times

Vigil [PDF Download]

VIGIL PDF
Author: Monika Šimkovičová
Publisher: Publixing Ltd.
Release Date: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 0992757347
Size: 73.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 159
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The best Slovak sci-fi title of the year translated to the English. --- An amazing discovery! One pill replaces 9 hours of sleep. The future belongs to those who do not need to sleep. The future belongs to Vigils. Homo vigilis. Vigils. A new human species that does not need any sleep to live. Vigils never need to rest, they never feel tired and as opposed to the Sleepers - ordinary humans - they don’t tend to get sick. In addition, their sense of smell is perfect. They appear to be flawless, there´s nothing lacking… ...maybe except for the inability to dream. But who needs dreams for their everyday lives? A book about imagination being stronger than all knowledge, about dreams being more powerful than reality. --- I sit at the computer with great determination. I think: I've been in it from the very beginning. Who else should leave a message for future generations, if not I? Who could possibly be more objective? I plunge into that dreary silence. Then I draw the curtains again, make myself a sickly-sweet coffee and get down to writing. Maybe my next opus will not bear the seal of genius, but it certainly will be noteworthy for its topic. As fate has decreed, I am in fact the only Vigil in the world who is capable of sleeping.

Vigil [PDF Download]

Vigil PDF
Author: Anne Haehl
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date:
ISBN: 1387232622
Size: 54.24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Vigil [PDF Download]

Vigil PDF
Author: Jim Patterson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release Date: 2012-01
ISBN: 1468508369
Size: 60.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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"VIGIL" tells the story of a rape victim's quest for justice and revenge. Katy O'Malley has not been blessed with a perfect childhood. She and her mother live in a small trailer park and survive on state disability benefits. Despite the harrowing situation, Katy manages to experience the simple joys of being a child, until these, too, are robbed from her when she falls prey to two teenage boys who rape her and leave her to die. Jack Alvarez and his friend Joe Flack, are driving and are both high on drugs when they see ten-year old Katy and snatch her. They bring Katy to a corn field where they rape her and leave her for dead. If not for a boy who sees Katy shortly after her attackers leave, see would not have survived to track them down and avenge her tragic fate. It takes fourteen years before Katy finds Joe, but the satisfaction of sending him to a slow and painful death is worth the wait. Four years later, Katy finds Jack, who is now a renowned detective in the San Francisco police department. One step closer to fulfillment of her vengeance, Katy begins executing her carefully laid out plans to destroy him. Her life forever changed. She begins avenging the brutalities inflicted upon other women. Once she has started down this path she finds herself drawn into a world of drugs and adventure.

Vigil [PDF Download]

Vigil PDF
Author: Cecilia Samartin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-07-21
ISBN: 1439165483
Size: 45.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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When a nanny from war-torn El Salvador moves in with a wealthy American family, the result is an inspiring story about the power of love to cross cultural boundaries. Cecilia Samartin’s most impressive work yet, Vigil is told from the perspective of Ana, a middle aged woman who is waiting at the deathbed of her husband as he loses his battle against cancer. While she waits, she thinks back on her life and the incredible journey that brought her from war-torn El Salvador, to a convent in the U.S., and finally to a wealthy California estate where she was employed as the nanny for a dysfunctional family caught up in the throes of decadent life. Despite her traumatic past, she is able to bring a wealth of love and harmony to her affluent yet spiritually bereft employers—gifts that no money could ever buy. In the course of Samartin’s work as a psychotherapist, she has been awed by those rare individuals who not only survive after having endured unimaginable trauma, but flourish, and are able to promote the same in those around them. Vigil is the story of one such woman and the family that she sets her heart on saving. A heart-wrenching story of love and loss, Vigil is Cecilia Samartin’s most powerful novel to date. As Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander said, “Samartin writes with shimmering grace about homeland, exile, passion, and loyalty.” Readers will be spellbound by Vigil’s magical language and provocative themes.

The Vigil Network [PDF Download]

The Vigil Network PDF
Author: W. W. Emmett
Publisher:
Release Date: 1968
ISBN:
Size: 74.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Hydrology
Languages : en
Pages : 21
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Vigil [PDF Download]

Vigil PDF
Author: Alan Shapiro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1997-10-27
ISBN: 9780226750347
Size: 32.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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Tells the story of the author's sister, Beth, and her last four weeks of life, struggling with breast cancer, and the impact it had on the author and his family

Vigil [PDF Download]

Vigil PDF
Author: Robert Masello
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2005-06-07
ISBN: 9781440625473
Size: 46.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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In the crystalline caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a clawed creature seemingly older than the earth has been disinterred. In the sands of the Judaean desert, a tattered parchment, lost but legendary, has been discovered. One reveals the secrets of Heaven. One foretells an impending Hell. Together they have unleashed an abominable power into the world. And deciphering their message has been left to paleontologist Carter Cox—a man of science whose faith in the empirical is about to be shaken by forces of evil beyond imagining.

The Shattered Vigil The Darkwater Saga Book 2 [PDF Download]

The Shattered Vigil  The Darkwater Saga Book  2  PDF
Author: Patrick W. Carr
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 1441265473
Size: 70.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Award-Winner Carr Delivers Latest in Fantasy Saga Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they've been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has gone missing, and new attacks have struck at the six kingdoms' ability to defend themselves. Just when the Vigil thought they had quenched the menace from their enemy in Collum, a new threat emerges: assassins hunting the Vigil, men and women who cannot be seen until it's too late. The orders of the church and the rulers of the kingdoms, fearing the loss of the Vigil's members altogether, have decided to take them into protective custody to safeguard their gift. On Pellin's orders, the Vigil scatters, leaving Willet to be taken prisoner by the church in Bunard. In the midst of this, Willet learns of the murder of an obscure nobleman's daughter by one of the unseen assassins. Now he must escape his imprisonment and brave the wrath of the church to find the killer in order to turn back this latest threat to the northern continent.

Saint S Vigil [PDF Download]

Saint s Vigil PDF
Author: Bryan Phoenix
Publisher: Sigil, Ltd. Co. / Sigil Books - Crawlspace
Release Date: 2014-09-12
ISBN: 1941606008
Size: 48.53 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 408
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Bryan Phoenix Presents: Saint's Vigil, a novel of horror and suspense. Killed in a violent robbery, rescued and revived, a music teacher feels her loss is too much to bear. Panicked and broken, Saundra hides in Saint Michael's cathedral while law enforcement pursues the murderers. As darkness overwhelms her, she can only pray to the distant lights of heaven. Has she been cast into hell? In their terrible conflict, will the warring angels save her or destroy her? Called to the scene, Deputy Sheriff Hugh Miller entangles his team in a tactical nightmare, and his friends are killed and injured there. He saves Saundra from certain death by positioning himself between her and the assailants, but his use of force earns him a suspension. Inexplicably, the criminals escape. With the threat of more murders, Hugh joins the investigation in secret, obsessed with stopping the killers. His efforts place him in a deadly game poised to lose all he values and loves. Tracking seemingly supernatural events spiraling out of control, Hugh must find a way to bring them into his hand.