Aku tahu cerita ini mungkin sedikit berbeda, sedikit sensitif, dan aku memaklumi jika ada di antara pembaca sekalian yang mempunyai pendapat-pendapat pedas tentang cerita ini, apalagi di part-part awal. Akan tetapi seperti yang sudah tertulis di sinopsis. Cerita ini adalah cerita cinta seorang Paman kepada keponakannya sendiri, lebih tepatnya adalah tentang obsesi seorang Paman yang ingin menikahi keponakannya sendiri karena cinta. Namun apa dayanya jika status keluarga menghalangi keinginan itu, karena keinginan itu adalah hal yang dianggap tabu di mata masyarakat. Tapi seperti cerita pada umumnya, semua cerita pasti punya jalan ceritanya masing-masing yang telah ditulis oleh sang penulis (...
The family is a thing of many parts - a complicated puzzle made of brothers, sisters, mums, dads, uncles, friends, grandparents. Sooner or later all of us get lost in the maze of kinship, trying to understand who is a great-uncle and a stepfather, who's married to whom, what in-laws are, and why someone who's only just been born can immediately becomes uncle or nephew to someone. The protagonist of this hilarious book, together with his father, ventures to climb his own genealogical tree, happily finding his own place as a part of this big, lively, crowded universe.
Does Rivers have room in his life for two very different fathers? "The truth is Uncle Daddy isn't either my father or my uncle. He's actually Mom's uncle. I was three years old when he came to live with us." Since Rivers's real father left him and his mom six years ago, Uncle Daddy has been taking care of Rivers in all the ways a dad cares for a son -- even teaching him how to play baseball. Then his real father returns. Rivers is confused and angry. He had always thought that he'd express his anger at his father by socking him in the stomach. Now, face to face with him, Rivers' feelings are more complicated than he'd imagined. Will the reappearance of his dad affect his relationship with Uncle Daddy? This heart-felt story, told from the point of view of a nine-and-a-half-year-old boy, is filled with insight and touches of humor. "Beneath the wild humor, there are surprisingly subtle messages about responsibility and courage." - School Library Journal
A biography about the life of Renee Franklin. It’s a devotion guide for life. This book encourages people to turn to their faith to deal with their struggles in life. The book includes Bible scriptures to help guide people in their journey to overcome trials and tribulations. The book focuses on looking to God to lead you in the right path in your life. Renee uses her life’s journey as an example of the power of the Lord. Renee discusses her disability and how others had written her off but her family’s belief in God led Renee to become a productive member of society.
A Grape Story from Raisin to End, shadows the life of Raul, a Cuban immigrant who was killed in a hit and run accident. Detective Slate Tracey was put in charge of investigating the mystery that surrounds Raul’s short and complex life. The Detective’s investigation took him to New York City where he found Raul’s Killer. However the story does not end there. During his trip to NYC the Detective came in contact with a multitude of characters who lives seem to tell the stories of struggle and hardship. With the help of a mysterious grape that Detective Slate found at the scene of Raul’s hit and run; Slate becomes exposed to the lives of people fi ghting to live. He encounters the strange, the weird, the merciless and abusers; but none of these characters impede him from his quest.
The moon is up. The werewolves are howling. And Matthew Calamori and gang are taking bets on the new kid who just arrived to Gulinger Private Academy. Is he a Mafi or a Ghoulie? A Mafi is a kid hiding from organized crime. But a Ghoulie is a kid who is either cursed, haunted, tormented, or just plain born with supernatural abilities. So when the new kid turns out to be Howard Richard Deacon III, the grandson of the founder, the fivesome is intrigued. Is he a Ghoulie? or a Mafi? Or both? Gulinger High Where the haunted and unwanted go.
There is a message in his story that needs to be heard. It needs to be told. It needs to be put into words. Dad was an inspiration in my life. He taught me right from wrong. He taught me to be myself. He taught me to not conform to the world. He taught me to have my own voice. But most of all, he taught me about love, the kind that is unconditional, the kind that is everlasting.