From the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly Royal comes the first in a sparkling new series about America’s favorite royal—the First Daughter. Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president’s son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride. Recently returning from Afghanistan with a life-altering injury, Jake is wrestling with his own demons. He doesn’t have the time or patience to deal with the likes of Maddie. They’re like oil and water and every time they’re together, it’s combustible. But there’s a thin line between love and hate, and it’s not long before their fiery arguments give way to infinitely sexier encounters. When Jake receives devastating news about the last remaining member of his unit, the darkness he’s resisted for so long begins to overwhelm him. Scared to let anyone close, he pushes Maddie away. But she isn’t about to give up on Jake that easily. Maddie’s fallen for him, and she’ll do anything to keep him from the edge as they both discover that love is a battlefield and there are some fights you just can’t lose.
These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though critical, are determined to retain their radicality in the very teeth of patriarchy by remaining within the traditional forms of faith. Others – impatient, suggests the editor, with the ‘great inseminator in the sky’ – have moved on to what might be described as a post-patriarchal spirituality. Contributions indicate the exciting spiritual journeys women are currently making and focus on the following areas: monogamy and promiscuity; sex, politics and spirituality; childbirth; sex and healing in dying; feminist sexual psychology; lesbian identity; and feminist ‘embodied’ theology. The recent and continuing debate about women priests in the Anglican church uneasily echoes the rumblings of change at a fundamental level in the relationship between women and religion. This book, with its reflections on both the politics of Christian feminism and the more widespread expression of women’s spirituality, makes an important contribution to that change. First published in 1987.
Author: Nicola Diamond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Between Skins challenges individualistic accounts of the body in psychoanalysis. Drawing on philosophy, contemporary neurobiology and developmental research, Nicola Diamond explores the ways in which bodily processes and skin experience are inseparable from the field of language and environmental context. The first book to address epistemological implications for a new understanding of the body and embodiment - offers a new perspective on the division between mind, body and world Brings together a philosophical phenomenological account of body experience with key concepts from psychoanalysis, developmental research and neuroscience Responds to a growing interest in the body and psychoanalysis, and considers some limitations in neuro-biological accounts of brain-body processes for psychoanalytical understanding
Author: Mary Lou Kirwin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Back in London to open a bookstore with her boyfriend, Caldwell Perkins, feisty librarian Karen Nash becomes immersed a murder mystery when Caldwell's ex-girlfriend is found dead in the library of his B&B and he stands accused of the crime. Original.
Author: Bill O’Dea
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2013-01-04
The Legacy of Haguesville is a satirical look at the rough and tumble world of local government, politics and the inner workings of campaigns as seen through a mythical election for a Congressional seat in New Jersey in 2002. It is laced with ‘historical fiction’ from the late 1960s and early 1970s taken from the exploits of the ‘Hudson County Political Machine’; an organization that in its heyday rivaled Cook County Chicago as the most ruthless and well oiled political operation in America. It is also the story of redemption for a fallen political figure trying to right the wrongs from his past by backing the efforts of Joe Davis, a 1,000 to a shot “Rocky” type candidate who finds the courage to take on the entrenched twelve term Congressman Benjamin Dover, who runs Hudson City with an iron fist. After stumbling upon an unaddressed environmental hazard (and with a bit of divine inspiration) the upstart candidate has a ‘puncher’s chance’ to pull off a political upset for the ages. His hopes though rest in the hands of a fourteen year old protégé, a Bible thumping African-American woman from the ‘Projects’, a radical left wing Councilwoman and an eighty year old mystery man.
In The Mage Winds trilogy, which began with the best-selling novel, Winds of Fate, author Mercedes Lackey continues the epic that started with her first published book, Arrows of the Queen introduced readers to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds--men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers--aided and served by their mysterious Companions--horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries. But now the protective barrier set so long ago over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the realm imperiled by the dark magic of Ancar of Hardorn, Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, has gone on a desperate quest in search of a mentor who can teach her to wield her fledgling mage-powers and help her to defend her threatened kingdom.
Author: Matthew J. M. Coomber
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release Date: 2014-10-01
The Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha and Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament present a balanced synthesis of current scholarship on the Bible, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. Introductory articles in each volume discuss the dramatic challenges that have shaped contemporary interpretation of the Bible. Commentary articles set each book of the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha in its historical and cultural context, discuss the themes in each book that have proven most important for the Christian interpretive tradition, and introduce the most pressing questions facing the responsible use of the Bible today. The writers are renowned authorities in the historical interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, sensitive to theological and cultural issues arising in our encounter with the text, richly diverse in social locations and vantage points, representing a broad array of theological commitment—Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and others, and alive to the ethical consequences of interpretation today. A team of six scholar editors and seventy contributors provide clear and concise commentary on key sense units in each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Each unit is explored through the lenses of three levels of commentary based on these critical questions. The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for gaining insights on the texts for preaching, teaching, and research. In addition to the commentary essays on each book, the volumes also contain major essays that introduce each section of Scripture and explore critical questions as well as up-to-date and comprehensive bibliographies for each book and essay.
Author: Derick M. M. Lewis
Release Date: 2015-02-28
An unconventional Vampire novel, NosFairytale suggests that what we are taught about vampires is wrong. The lore we know is merely a cover up for what vampires really are. They are just like us in appearance and demeanor. They walk in the light as we do. They hide the secrets of their feeding habits from the ones they love as easily as one tells a white lie. Some have only that to hide, but others must hide their motives and aspirations. The bones and belongings of the deceased are discarded, but their thirst for wealth and comfort are on full display in this story. Within the city of Atlanta, Georgia, two criminal organizations struggle for control of territories and markets. The young organization, Silo, hopes to overtake and consume its rival, the organization lead by Mr. C, a name known only by rumor, but backed by carnage. The struggle of the two organizations is slow to start, until Mr. C. finds the means to force a new recruit to work for them, a recruit they don’t know is a vampire. The vampire is proficient at first, but even more so when Silo kills Norine, the woman he loves, and nearly kills him. The vampire had only one reason to pace himself, Norine, and without her, he is unrestrained... even Mr. C. finds the vampire can’t be held back. The only things that sparkle during his rampage are blood and broken glass.
Author: Robert Goode Hogan
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Performing Arts
This documentary history covers a period of Irish political and dramatic climax that had an impact not only on the nation, but on the world as well. During these years both Ireland and its major theater attained a position, however precarious, of stability. De Valera and the Republicans laid down their arms and entered politics, while, by a state subsidy, the Abbey was formally recognized as the Irish National Theatre. The importance of these years goes far beyond Ireland itself because the Irish masterpieces of Sean O'Casey - The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars - made an impact upon world drama nearly as profound as that of Luigi Pirandello or of Eugene O'Neill. As this book is a documentary history, the story is told primarily through the words of the writers, actors, producers, critics, and members of the audience who themselves lived and created the story. However, these contemporary accounts are frequently amplified and put into modern perspective, particularly at crucial moments such as a major production, a final production, or a death. The authors have particularly done so with writers of some importance such as Edward Martyn, William Boyle, or T. C. Murray. Since the theater of these years was especially influenced by the state of the country, the authors give considerable space to the disruptive political events of the times. Always, however, this is done from the particular vantage point of the theater and its workers, for the Irish theater vigorously reacted to and quickly assimilated the turbulent political events of the day: the raids, the reprisals, the burnings, and the murders. These 1,800 days really break into two periods. The first comprises the violence of the Black and Tan War, the exhaustion that led to the treaty, and the bitterness occasioned by the treaty that led to the culminating ferocity of the civil war. The second is politically and theatrically a time of consolidation and assimilation. The two early plays of O'Casey might well be seen as symptoms of this healing process. The wound in the body politic was deep, however, and not to be so quickly or so easily healed; moreover, such matters as The Plough row and O'Casey's departure from Ireland inevitably seem to be later, more lasting symptoms of divisions that still fester in Ireland today. The authors' account of Ireland's drama is not merely confined to the capital city of Dublin, but also to Belfast, Cork, and the provinces. Also included are a full bibliography and cast listings of all the significant new plays produced or published during the period.
Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . . When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expects to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he isn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?
Author: Jeff Alt
Publisher: Dreams Shared Publications
Release Date: 2007-09-08
An entertaining walk along the Appalachian Trail, with bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. Alt dedicated his walk to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's walk inspired an annual event that has raised over $100,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives. As you walk along, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them. Inspiring and humorous, Jeff's story sheds light on a simpler life. A Walk For Sunshine is an award-winning book and was featured on ESPN and Hallmark Channel. New to this edition: Epilogue focusing on Alt's life lessons from the trail with a focus on family, stewardship of the earth, and good health.
Author: Jen Beagin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Jen Beagin’s funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona—almost 24, cleaning houses to get by, emotionally adrift. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways. She decamps to Taos, New Mexico, for a fresh start, where she finds a community of seekers and cast-offs. But they all have one or two things to teach her—the pajama-wearing, blissed-out New Agers, the slightly creepy client with peculiar tastes in controlled substances, the psychic who might really be psychic. Always just under the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which she’s trying to disentangle herself. The story of her journey toward a comfortable place in the world and a measure of self-acceptance is psychologically acute, often surprising, and entirely human.