Author: Christophe Chabouté
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With his masterful illustration style, bestselling French creator-storyteller Chabouté (Alone, Moby-Dick) explores community through a common, often ignored object: the park bench. From its creation, to its witness to the fresh ardor of lovers, the drudgery of businessmen, the various hopes of the many who enter its orbit, the park bench weathers all seasons. Strangers meet at it for the first time. Paramours carve their initials into it. Old friends sit and chat upon it for hours. Others ignore the bench, or (attempt to) sleep on it at night, or simply anchor themselves on it and absorb the ebb and flow of the area and its people. Christophe Chabouté’s mastery of the visual medium turns this simple object into a thought-provoking and gorgeously wrought meditation on time, desire, and the life of communities all across the planet. This could be a bench in my hometown or yours—the people in this little drama are very much those we already recognize.
Park Bench Dating
Author: Art Malov
Publisher: Old Unedited Version. Ignore
The park bench
Author: Fumiko Takeshita
All through the sunny day the white bench in the park provides pleasure for the many people who come by, from the old man taking a walk to the children playing in the park.
A middle-aged woman, alone and broke on the eve of Christmas Eve, finds new hope when she gives hope to a stranger.
~ “Can you still see yourself sitting on a park bench, holding hands with that person when they are old and wrinkly? That’s the question you have to ask yourself...”
Author: Christophe Chabouté
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Available in English for the first time—the internationally bestselling graphic novel and an Official Selection at France’s prestigious Angoulême Internaional Comics Festival by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock—a lifetime, really—with imagination his sole companion has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be...nothing. And so, why not stay put? But one day, as a new boatman starts asking the questions all others have avoided, a chain of events unfolds that will irrevocably upend the hermit’s solitary life.... Filled with stunning and richly executed black-and-white illustrations, Alone is Chabouté’s masterpiece—an unforgettable tale where tenderness, despair, and humor intertwine to flawlessly portray how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone. Translated from the French by Ivanka Hahnenberger.
On Christmas Eve one man will find out that he still has something left to give-even after losing everything. Christmas Eve is a book of hope by new author Robert Bentz that tells the story of a homeless man whose life differs greatly from those among whom he lives. But his life will intersect with the lives of the wealthy on this Christmas Eve, as he takes a journey and discovers that anyone can change. A homeless man and those he lives among lead very different lives, but their lives will intersect on this Christmas Eve. Join this man as he takes a journey to discover that anyone can change and do great things, especially when they turn to God. This heart-warming tale will remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas, as well as teach us that the greatest gifts are those we give of ourselves. View all these interactions between the members of this city as a homeless man views another Christmas Eve from a park bench. Author Robert Bentz has been teaching science as well as coaching track since he graduated from Bowling Green State University. Although this will be his first book, he has enjoyed writing poetry since his days in high school in Tiffin, Ohio. He continues to write out of his home in Marysville, Ohio, where he currently lives with his wife, daughter, and twin sons.
Author: Carter Field
This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.
Park Bench Collection
Author: Roy Camblin
Roy has spent the past forty years traveling the earth in search of adventure as a circus performer, instructor pilot in advanced jets, bush pilot, helicopter pilot, search and rescue mission commander, war planner, stock broker, and senior business executive. He has lived and worked in Japan, Turkey, Philippines, Hawaii, Rotterdam, Dubai, Paris, London, and towns in the US southwest and Deep South. For the past two decades hes divided his time between homes in San Francisco and Paris and has been a senior executive in the stock brokerage, banking, and high tech industries with pacing organizations like Wells Fargo, Oracle, and Citibank. Roy has been immersed in many cultures, and has built a strong reputation as a visionary, change agent, and strong communicator. He now works as a full time artist and writer. When once asked what his secret to success was, Roy responded Life is fiction, we are each the author of our own destiny. Simply write your life forward to the outcome you desire. Roy has an MS in Systems Management from USC, and a BS in Marketing from Florida State University. Honors include being twice nominated by Pacific Air Forces for Ten Outstanding Young Men Of America and being named Visionary Of The Year by Sun Micro Systems in 1992.
The Park Bench
Author: Patricia Smith
Three strangers, each with their own reasons for being there, meet on a park bench.
The story before the story... What happened before A Family Affair began? Bestselling author Mary Campisi answers this question in her new Park Bench series. These short stories make the perfect park-bench read and are named after her signature park-bench covers. Book One: A Family Affair Shorts: Destiny. A chance meeting between Charles Blacksworth and Miriam Desantro in a grocery store becomes the key to the Truth in Lies series. Book Two: A Family Affair Shorts: Regret. Harry Blacksworth is filled with angst and guilt after sleeping with his brother's wife. This affair fractures Charles and Gloria's relationship. Book Three: A Family Affair Shorts: Love. Charles's suffers confusion and indecision as he breaks off his relationship with Miriam. The birth of Lily brings hope and unconditional love. Book Four: A Family Affair Shorts: Heartbreak. When Gloria discovers her husband is having an affair, she vows revenge and grows bitter that life has not turned out as she's planned. Book Five: A Family Affair Shorts: Peace. On the last day of Charles Blacksworth's life, he promises Miriam that next month they'll talk about the future. Nate admits his unwanted attraction to the woman in Lily's photo albums--Charles's daughter, Christine.
Every person has a story. Michael Domino is passionate about the stories of people from all walks of life, and there's no place like New York City for encountering an endless variety of stories to chronicle. In its twenty mostly factual short stories (some names have been changed), Park Avenue to Park Bench captures the essence of life in one of the world's greatest cities. Even though he has lived there nearly all his life, Domino remains constantly amazed at what New York and its people have to offer-and his wonderment shines through in his stories. They offer a refreshing take on the urban experience, where a simple "How's it going?" can open the door to unknown surprises and a little compassion goes a long way toward forging unique friendships out of a sea of strangers. Whether it's a barstool, bus stop, park bench, or any number of places he might wander across while walking the streets of his beloved city, Domino's willingness to engage with people is always rewarded in some way or another. In the hands of this skilled storyteller, these encounters will touch your heart and soothe your soul.
Park Bench Stories
Author: Kathleen Venezia
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Like its predecessor, Park Bench Stories, Volume II is a collection of short stories that explores the emotions and motivations of ordinary people. From characters who are just beginning their lives to those nearing life's conclusion, it is their interactions that steer the courses they take. Settings vary from a small town in West Virginia, to a Manhattan subway, to the Vatican-with stops in between. Feelings of gratitude, rage, tolerance, jealousy, and regret find shelter within the memorable individuals in this collection. The author embraces the complexities in human nature that propel people forward-often into unexpected situations. Enter the mind of an unstable and dangerous man, a sympathetic and strong-willed friend, and the unhappy spouse of a politician. Observe the consequences of accepting unasked for advice, of outgrowing one's upbringing, and of needing to discover the past in order to move onward. Enjoy the situations created when a person is too curious. An entertaining and insightful storyteller, the author depicts relationships that tug on the lives of the characters and make them all so human and unpredictable. Kathleen Venezia lives with her husband in Carmel, Indiana. She is the author of Longview (a book of poetry) and Park Bench Stories.
The Park Bench
Author: Henry Von Doussa
Publisher: Thompson Walker
From the Park Bench
Author: O. c. McFadden
From The Park Bench is a collection of writings that have come from life's experiences. The joys and sorrows, the hope's and disappointments that almost everyone encounters in their life time. There are the observations of children at play and lovers by candle light. The reader can become a spectator and view mortality and spirituality as a personal journey. The author sums it up by saying, "From The Park Bench is where all the things of life come together, to be reviewed and reflected upon for one moment in time. Have a seat, the view is great from the bench."