Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

Author: Danette Haworth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802722409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6804

Violet Raines is happy with things just the way they are in her sleepy Florida town, but when Melissa moves to town from big-city Detroit, all of a sudden things seem like they're changing whether Violet likes it or not. It'll take a few run-ins with lightning and a whole lot of courage for her to realize that growing up doesn't have to mean changing who you are.

A Postillion Struck by Lightning

A Memoir

Author: Dirk Bogarde

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448214432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 3716

First published in 1977, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is volume one of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirs Following Bogarde from childhood through adolescence, to the beginnings of his budding career, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is a heartfelt memoir, offering insight into what created the drive and charisma that eventually made him a star. Dreamy, sun-soaked summers full of freedom spent with his younger sister are mixed with holidays in France and rambling the countryside. Writing plays instead of playing sports, Dirk's talents lay in the creativity of painting and expression rather than in the precision of maths or science, much to the growing concern of his parents. Packed off to live with relatives in Scotland, his father hoped that a proper Scottish education would equip his son to follow in his footsteps for a career in Newspapers. In Scotland, Dirk learned to defend himself, to sound like a native Glaswegian, and to hide his intense homesickness. In essence; he learned to act.

Struck By Lightning

The Curious World Of Probabilities

Author: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780614

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 6772

Human beings have long been both fascinated and appalled by randomness. On the one hand, we love the thrill of a surprise party or the freedom of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. We are inexplicably delighted by strange coincidences and striking similarities. But we also hate uncertainty's dark side. From cancer to bird flu, diseases may strike with no apparent pattern. Terrorists attack, airplanes crash, bridges collapse, and we never know if we'll be that one-in-a-million statistic. In this entertaining look at the world of probabilities, Jeffrey Rosenthal, maths professor and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics of randomness in fields as diverse as poker hands, email spam, crime statistics, opinion polls and lottery jackpots. Read Struck by Lightning and, chances are, you will never look at the world the same way again.

Struck by Lightning

The Carson Phillips Journal

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140552278X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3116

Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck by Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The major motion picture Struck by Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay and stars Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Colfer in leading roles.

Struck by Lightning

Author: Christa Maurice

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616503319

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 6531

Arden FD, #3 Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare. Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with. Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca. . . Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul. Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning. WARNING: Violent weather, workplace disasters, and life happening despite the best laid plans. 58,702 Words

Cars: Struck by Lightning

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368000436

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Before he became a Piston Cup superstar, Lightning McQueen was a car with a dream . . . and a different name! Where did Lightning learn to race? Who was his first sponsor? And where did "Ka-chow!" come from? Struck by Lightning is the story of the world's most famous race car—before the bolt!

Struck by Lightning

The story of Garry Lynch

Author: Gina Lennox

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743432100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 6677

Struck by Lightning is the life story of Garry Lynch, told in his own words. Garry Lynch is the father of Anita Cobby, the nurse who was brutally murdered in Sydney, Australia in 1986. Garry's story begins in 1918 and traces his life as a runaway child in the Great Depression to being an airframe fitter in the Second World War; then afterwards as a bohemian artist in Sydney, to a knock-about adventurer in the remote Kimberley region of north Western Australia. Two days after his daughter was murdered, Garry was catapulted into the public arena where he has stayed for the past ten years. As a victim of crime, he was asked to become a member of the Serious Offenders Review Council. Between 1990 and 1995 he was to meet some of Australia's most notorious murderers in the Council's work of recommending appropriate classifications for serious offenders within the Corrective Services. During this time Garry became a founding member of a Homicide Victims Support Group and continues to spend much of his life helping others who have had a loved one murdered. Struck By Lightning is a deeply moving story of personal change and spiritual growth, which shows how good can come from evil.

Encyclopfdia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209153

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 668

View: 8267

Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Born On A Blue Day

Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Author: Daniel Tammet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6996

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.

Cars Chapter Book #1 (Disney/Pixar Cars)

Author: Dave Keane

Publisher: RH/Disney

ISBN: 9780736482561

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2411

An exciting chapter book extension story based on characters from Disney/Pixar Cars 3--cruising into theaters June 16, 2017! Just in time for the release of Disney/Pixar Cars 3, this fun-filled chapter book reveals the origin of the racer known as Lightning McQueen! Children ages 6 to 9 will love this dramatic chapter book extension story based on the Cars franchise.

Luck-Struck: How to Take Control & Create Your Own Luck

Author: Skyler Reep

Publisher: PEER Enterprises, LLC

ISBN: 0615261264

Category: Self-Help

Page: 133

View: 8469

No matter how smart you are or how hard you work, your success has way more to do with luck that you might like to think. You are being naive, if you think you will be rewarded for working hard. Think about it! The wealthiest people are not just hard workers. The filthy rich stumbled upon lucky opportunities. The best looking, healthiest people aren't just better at dieting and exercising than you. They were born lucky. The happiest, most popular people are also the luckiest. Luck falls upon people according to laws, just like any other force in the universe. Once you understand the laws that govern the mechanics of luck, you can chance your luck as easily as changing your shirt! Want to attract good luck to yourself? Want to become Luck-Struck? Whether it's debt, divorce, or some other tragedy; bad things happen to good people. You may not like to hear it, but you are creating your own luck. The only way to ensure continued and dependable good fortune is to become Luck-Struck!

Tower Struck by Lightning


Author: Fernando Arrabal

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking


Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 2067

The final game of a championship chess match between Elias Tarsis and Marc Amary becomes the backdrop for a confrontation between the two over the kidnapping of a Soviet diplomat

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593328

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 1332

Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Struck by Lightning

Author: Mike Curley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975912461

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4711

Struck By Lightning' is the story of Bedlane, a charming small, remote town that becomes the target of demonic attack. 'Bob, ' or God, as some call Him, has chosen an uncommon hero-a quiet, gifted young man to lead an enlightened group to victory over Legion (that's right-the one the New Testament mentions). Written with language and situations to attract a younger yet mature reader (20's or 30's and up) the author provides a memorable tale of the eternal battle of evil verses good. This new genre, a horror-fiction/spiritual book (imagine Stephen King with religion) is sure to be sought after upon release

Sandy Parr at the 19Th Hole

Author: Mohamed Noorani

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479708887

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 8499

When Mohamed Noorani writes, he uses the nom de plume of Sandy Parr. Sandy Parr writes mostly on golf. He loves golf, but he is not the typical, ardent, or fanatic golfer who habitually watches the World Golf Ranking. Instead, Sandy spends his time writhing and agonising just to understand why the incorrigible weekend golfers (including him) find it so hard to shave off their handicap. He never pretends that he has the answer, or is even near to it. Nonetheless, he knows from observation that the touring pros are way ahead of the weekend golf nuts, simply because of their prowess in reaching the greens in regulation, their superiority in the delicate chipping and pitching shots, and their confidence in putting. In other words, the pros are superior in everything. This book is a compilation of what Sandy Parr had noted about golf as seen from the eyes of a weekend golfer. Sandy would advise that the easiest shots to shave off your score are found in the short game. Chipping, pitching, and putting dont require tremendous swing speed or physical ability. Plus, they can be practiced in your backyard or living room. Having a reliable tee shot that land in the fairway is important as well. Finding the short grass off the tee is much more important than distance, especially for high handicappers.