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
Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots — the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.
Author: Linda Stone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2002-05-30
Genre: Social Science
Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.