Bureaucracy, corruption, self-serving agendas, power politics . . . Is that enough to cause a school administrator to commit suicide? Constance Demetrios is determined to find out exactly what happened as she plunges into the mystery of her boss’s death, struggling with a convoluted school system that just isn’t about kids anymore. As bizarre events threaten to engulf her, too, Connie comes upon a startling discovery that transforms her own life and shows her how deep the changes need to go to rescue ourselves, our schools, and our kids. Can we wake up in time to save the future? “Engaging characters and other literary delights, wrapped in a wonderful puzzle. A great choice for book clubs!” -Fran Halpern, “Beyond Words” on KCLU (NPR) “Highly recommended...” -Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review "The writing crackles with authenticity, and paints a fascinating word portrait... A moving and informative read.” -Writer’s Digest
Author: Roberto F. Santiago
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Angel Park, the debut poetry collection by Roberto F. Santiago, explores the intersections of identity (familial, gender, sexuality, racial, ethnic, spiritual, class, and linguistic) vis-a-vis the vehicles of travel, or motion from the familiar to the new, the loss of innocence that occurs within the process of maturation. "
Portland, Maine, homicide detective Joe Burgess needs a vacation. But there's a dead child in Knowlton Park. Rolling up on the scene with a canoe on the roof and fishing poles flapping, Burgess finds little Timmy Watts, viciously stabbed, and carefully wrapped in a new blue blanket. Timmy's parents are life-long crooks, his brothers deal drugs and his sister turns tricks. The only one who seems to care is Timmy's hearing-impaired sister, Iris. But she's keeping her secrets. Then Iris disappears, and Burgess is battling against time to keep more children from dying. REVIEWS: "Flora's thought-provoking second police-procedural marks her as one of the best in the genre." ~Library Journal Starred Review "A thing of beauty... insights are woven deep... characters, scenes and dialogue boost this story to excellence " ~The Portland Press Herald THE JOE BURGESS MYSTERIES, in series order Playing God The Angel of Knowlton Park Redemption And Grant You Peace
In the summer of 2006, Christina Nordstrom met Bob Wright, known as Homeless Bob, Homeless by Fire, who sat on a milk crate on the sidewalk outside Park Street Church in Boston. Walking to work one morning, rather than avoiding eye contact, she overcame her fear, crossed the street, and greeted him. She learned how to constructively help him and, with friends Sue Straley and Jonathan Margolis, helped facilitate his progress from Park Street to a permanent home. The story charts their evolving friendship as formerly Homeless Bob adjusted to his new home, and about his death and how he is remembered.
Author: Paul W. Papa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Best Bike Rides Las Vegas is the real treasure found within Nevada, detailing forty of the most diverse recreational and scenic rides in the Las Vegas valley. With most rides between 5 and 30 miles, it's easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete point-by-point miles and directions, map, text description of the riding area, GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and full-color photos of the ride's features. More than just a trail guide, Best Bike Rides Las Vegas gives the reader important information, such as local restaurants, restrooms, lodging, Las Vegas natural history, fauna, climate conditions, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources. Look inside to find: GPS coordinates Detailed miles and directions Descriptions of what you'll see along the way Full-color photos
Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. Includes fifteen hikes in the South Rim and thirteen hikes in the North Rim.
Author: Dennis William Hauck
Release Date: 2002-08-27
In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.
Author: John Soennichsen
Publisher: Angel Island Association
Release Date: 2001
The first complete history of Angel Island -- a journey through more than 200 years: Miwok Indians, Spanish explorers, soldiers, immigrants appear here in their varied roles -- a kaleidoscope of people and events from 1775 to the present.