Finding and exposing sexual predators on television, reporter Wendy Tynes prompts the arrest of a man who worked as an advocate for abused children and tackles the case of a missing girl before a group of vigilante fathers makes Wendy fear that she accused an innocent man.
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When Jonah and Katherine travel to early 1900s Switzerland and Serbia to return Albert Einstein's daughter, Lieserl, to history, her mother Mileva grasps entirely too much about time travel and has no intention of letting her daughter go.
Author: Marie Gottschalk
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Political Science
The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship—posing a formidable political and social challenge. In Caught, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral state remains so tenacious in the United States. She analyzes the shortcomings of the two dominant penal reform strategies—one focused on addressing racial disparities, the other on seeking bipartisan, race-neutral solutions centered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and reducing recidivism. With a new preface evaluating the effectiveness of recent proposals to reform mass incarceration, Caught offers a bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform.
Author: Lisa Moore
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-02-04
“Outsanding . . . Surprising and superb . . . A literary adventure story . . . Gripping, detailed, and wholly convincing . . . A supremely human book . . . combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.”—National Post "In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read."—Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers Lisa Moore, “Canada Reads” latest winner and a New Yorker Best Book of the Year author, is known for subtly crafted narratives that are at once sharp and impressionistic. Through an acute ear for dialogue and pared down prose, Moore's characters are startlingly present and instantly persuasive. In her new novel, Caught, Moore’s dangerously appealing new protagonist is unlike any she's imagined before: a modern Billy the Kid, a swaggering folk-hero-in-the making who busts out of prison to embark on one last great heist and win back the woman he loves. Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner, Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Along the way, Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, lover. When finally he reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell-bent on making a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and back again on an epic quest fueled by luck, charm, and unbending conviction. Moore's most plot-driven novel to date, Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent. Ripe with bravado, love, ambition, and folly, Caught is about trust and deceit, about the risks we take for the lives we want and the mistakes we can’t outrun.
About the book, This is a book for most every season of our lives. It will offer you an opportunity to think about, and to possibly answer some of the most questionable and irritating things that you have pertaining to your walk with God. Most people are hesitant about discussing their personal issues with others because of what they might think or say. These issues can range from a bad thought when someone cuts you off while driving, to a perverted image that passes through your mind at any given time. In most cases the answers or solutions to these things may never come from the pulpit. The articles in this book address issues of this nature. It offers a view from a different perspective that may hold the answers or solutions that you're searching for. God wants us to have clear thinking in the things pertaining to Him and His Kingdom, and by resolving these menacing and unanswered issues is a step in the right direction.
Author: Henry Green
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2016-11-22
During the Blitz, Henry Green served on the London Auxiliary Fire Service, and this experience lies behind Caught, published when the bombing had only recently ended. Like Green, Richard Roe, the hero of this resolutely unheroic book, comes from the upper class. His wife remains at their country estate, far from the threatened city, while Roe serves under Pye, a professional fireman whose deranged sister once kidnapped Roe’s young son, a bad memory that complicates the relationship between these two very different men. The book opens as the various members of the brigade are having practice runs and fighting boredom and sleeping around in the months before the attack from the air. It ends with Roe, who has been injured in the bombing, back in the country, describing and trying to come to terms with the apocalyptic conflagration in which he and his fellows were caught, putting into question the very notion of ordinary life. Caught was censored at the insistence of its publisher, Leonard Woolf, when it came out in 1943. This is the first American edition of the book to appear as Green intended.
Behind the Iron Curtain, against all odds, photography secretly flourished as an art in the German Democratic Republic. CAUGHT offers the first in-depth appraisal of the artistic, social, and political evolution of the GDR through the eyes of participating photographers. It is an intimate portrayal of a people "caught" in the conflicting dictates of ideology, artistic oppression, a troubled national past, and basic human desires. 174 photos.
Author: Scott Bradley Smith
Release Date: 2012-07-23
A young man tries desperately to avoid being trapped by the growing responsibilities of the world he faces. What he doesn’t yet realize is that he’s being subtly lured into those same traps with bait too powerful for him to resist. Winner of the 2003 Pittsburgh City Paper’s Short Story Prize, “Caught” is a testament to the power of memory and family to overcome the fear and pain of becoming a man.
A second chance for truth... Julia Covington can barely breathe. The moment she touches the ancient White Star amulet, she knows it's the real deal. Good thing she--a serious antiquities expert--doesn't believe in curses. In an instant, though, the piece is gone--swiped while she's arguing with Alex Spencer. Their six-month fling was supposed to be over, but the museum's charismatic hot-blooded marketing director wants back in. Then Julia and Alex discover they've been trapped. Alone. Together. Underground. He thinks he's caught a second chance. But will forty-eight hours be enough time to convince her and save themselves?
Author: Kurt Dinan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback. Let the prank war begin. Oceans 11 meets The Breakfast Club in this entertaining, fast-paced debut filled with pranks and cons that will keep readers on their toes, never sure who's pulling the strings or what's coming next.
Author: Ernst van Alphen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 1997
In the face of strong moral and aesthetic pressure to deal with the Holocaust in strictly historical and documentary modes, this book discusses why and how reenactment of the Holocaust in art and imaginative literature can be successful in simultaneously presenting, analyzing, and working through this apocalyptic moment in human history. In pursuing his argument, the author explores such diverse materials and themes as: the testimonies of Holocaust survivors; the works of such artists and writers as Charlotte Salomon, Christian Boltanski, and Armando; and the question of what it means to live in a house built by a jew who was later transported to the death camps. He shows that reenactment, as an artistic project, also functions as a critical strategy, one that, unlike historical methods requiring a mediator, speaks directly to us and lures us into the Holocaust. We are then placed in the position of experiencing and being the subjects of that history. We are there, and history is present--but not quite. A confrontation with Nazism or with the Holocaust by means of a re-enactment takes place within the representational realm of art. Our access to this past is no longer mediated by the account of a witness, by a narrator, by the eye of a photographer. We do not respond to a re-presentation of the historical event, but to a presentation or performance of it, and our response is direct or firsthand in a different way. That different way of "keeping in touch” is the subject of inquiry that propels this study.
Author: Elizabeth Lennox
Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Ms. Scarlett was making her crazy! Marilee knew that Ms. Scarlett and her grey haired posse were organizing all of the pranks that kept happening in town. But why was it that, every time Marilee tried to hide the pranks, the annoying, all-seeing and irritating Emerson, the new sheriff, arrived with his brooding eyes and annoyingly broad shoulders?! It was almost as if the man had a sixth sense for when she was going to make a fool of herself and he showed up to enjoy the show! Emerson thought Marilee was adorable and sexy and…odd. But he couldn’t resist her. All of those lush curves and gorgeous smiles. He might not understand the lovely Marilee, but he was falling for her. And he wasn’t sure he cared!
Author: Christopher Chen
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Performing Arts
An art gallery hosts a retrospective of the work of a legendary Chinese dissident artist who was imprisoned in a Chinese detention center for a single work of art. Recently profiled in the New Yorker, the artist himself is present, and shares with patrons the details of an ordeal that defies belief. A labyrinthine exploration of truth, art, social justice, and cultural appropriation, where nothing is as it first appears.
All my life, I’ve had a love for control. In order to have control, I needed money. It started out from something as simple as an allowance. If it wasn’t given to me, I found a way to get it. Hell, I was filling my little Gerber baby food jars with all the coins that I could get my hands on at an early age. The sound of the money clinking against the glass thrilled me. Somehow, I understood that what I had in my hand was power, and I wanted it all the time. I was becoming a master of money before I even mastered multiplication. I’ve always excelled at anything that I made up my mind to do. From grade school through high school, I had no problems academically. I graduated college, had a successful business, and entered into the positive career field of law enforcement. I was extremely blessed, but greed got the best of me while climbing my way to the top of the economic ladder. Then there I was, living it up in Laughlin, Nevada, in a clean brown Armani suit to match my complexion, wearing jewelry that could pay someone’s mortgage for a year, enjoying the high life in the “City of Lights and Chances”. Everything was so exciting, every moment so electric, and I was clueless that the ground beneath me was caving in. As I placed another bet, eyes glazed over in anticipation, waiting for the big money hit, I was oblivious to the fact that my quiet, secure, humble home and my business were being surrounded for a raid. How foolish and greedy could I have been to let it get this far? Now there was no way out. I was caught!