The Funeral Dress:A Novel Susan Gregg Gilmore
A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope. Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she´ll make Leona´s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don´t think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town´s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020478/bk_adbl_020478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corporate coach Allison Clarke was on a plane to Atlanta when she realized that in order to fully live, she had to first be surrounded by death. Sounds strange, doesn´t it? Not to Allison, a fearless mother of two who built her own consulting firm from the ground up. To Allison, it felt like a challenge, and as soon as she got home, she met with a funeral director. Her idea was simple: attend the funerals of exceptional strangers and learn from their adventurous lives. It began with the newspaper. She read countless obituaries, looking for people who interested her. It didn´t matter specifically what they had done. Her 30 funerals ranged in scope from basketball fan to 104-year-old Austrian immigrant. What mattered was the effect they´d had on the lives of their friends and families. Once the choice was made, Allison donned her black dress and headed to the cemetery. Some people might scoff at this behavior. However, when Allison thought back to the funeral of her own grandmother, she realized she would have been proud to have strangers there - proud to tell them, ´´That was my grandma, and she was amazing.´´ In the end, Allison attended 30 funerals over the course of 60 days. At each, she learned a little more about living life to the fullest...and what is life if not lived bravely, passionately, and with heart? Allison Clarke is the founder and president of Allison Clarke Consulting, a company that teaches corporations, associates, and individuals how to reach their full potential. Previously, she was a master trainer with Dale Carnegie Training. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two daughters, Jenna and Jamie. Allison is a member of the National Speakers Association. To find out how to hire Allison to speak for or to train your company, visit her website: www.allisonclarkeconsulting.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allison Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107183/bk_acx0_107183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He stole my heart long before my sister stole his. She was the ´´bad girl´´ all the guys wanted and I was the ´´good girl´´ everyone overlooked. Now my sister is dead. I´m alone, left in the shadow she cast over me. He´s the last person I expect to see at the funeral. And now I need him more than ever. *The question is this... who are you? #iamadena or #iamanna 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Moore, George Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034048/bk_adbl_034048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here come the brides… A romantic evening of wine and roses ends in an apparent murder suicide, but the gruesome slaying wasn’t a crime of passion. Missing Persons Detective London McKenna links the killings to a fifteen-year-old kidnapping and uncovers a sinister conspiracy to murder those who would reveal the horrifying truth. Runaway girls are being kidnapped and trafficked as child brides. London races to save the young girls, but her investigation traps her inside a twisted world of perverted religion, bloody revenge, and the nightmares of her own captivity. With time running out and the captors desperate for their next bride, London must risk her own life to save the children and prevent the heinous weddings from becoming a mass funeral... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Schroeder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113096/bk_acx0_113096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Matheson´s vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire hungry for Neville´s blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires? This recording also includes a sampling of other horror stories by Richard Matheson, some comic, all scary: ´´Buried Talents´´, ´´The Near Departed´´, ´´Prey´´, ´´Witch War´´, ´´Dance of the Dead´´, ´´Dress of White Silk´´, ´´Mad House´´, ´´The Funeral´´, ´´From Shadowed Places´´, and ´´Person to Person´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean, Yuri Rasovsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007598/bk_blak_007598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pete´s dead and Gwennie´s life will never be the same. How could Pete, a young, fit man, leave her now? Their lives together were only just beginning. And pneumonia? It was insane, unthinkable, unbearable. Somehow she struggles through the funeral in a daze, and the mysterious mourner in the tight-fitting red dress barely registers in her consciousness. It´s only later, when spotting a discrepancy in Pete´s tax records, that she begins to wonder. Who was that woman?The woman in red is Clare Dalton, and she has stumbled into the wrong funeral service. Her brief appearance and signature in the condolence book are all it takes to set in motion a trail of deception, mystery, and buried secrets that connects these two strangers in ways they never thought imaginable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleur Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000671/bk_boli_000671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.