JB Salsbury is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has captivated readers around the world. Her unforgettable new novel is a story of romance and suspense, with a twist no one will see coming . . . What do you do when you wake up with no memory of what you did last night? Lucas spent the first half of his life protecting himself from others, but now his own mind is his biggest enemy. He doesn't know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings---the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he's found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss's estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn't and sparking a desire Lucas can't control. Getting close to Shyann is the best thing that's ever happened to him, but when his blackouts return, unleashing the truth he's battled so long to hide, he may just lose her forever . . .
Quiet and imaginative, Derek O'Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan wonders why Derek hasn't taken any interest in their wedding planning, and Aunt Fran -- his spiritual guru -- would like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became a kept boy. When she drops Derek's childhood journal on his lap, he's forced to remember the name he's been trying to forget since he was twelve years old. Nicolai Lund. Nick was Derek's neighbor ... and first love. Weeks before Derek's engagement party, a chance meeting with Nick catapults Derek into the past. But Nick isn't that seventeen-year-old rebel anymore. He's a man hardened by invisible scars. A man struggling with grief. As Derek reads through his childhood diary, he realizes what Nick was to him, still is today, and yet might be ... NOTE: This edition has been expanded and substantially edited.
Author: Stefan Petrucha
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Wade Jackson has always felt split, his love for playing and writing music competing with his ambition to do well in school. But when his mother dies, this need for order competes with his desire to leave it all behind. What follows is a split in his consciousness that takes him to two very different worlds. Told in alternating chapters that together form one cohesive story, Split follows both Wades as they pursue what they think is the correct path. One Wade continues working hard in school, pulling all-nighters to write a computer code he believes will save the world. The other Wade pursues the dream of being a dive-bar singer, pulling all-nighters to party, gamble, and live on the edge. But when these two worlds begin to collide, each Wade will need to find a balance between control and abandon, order and chaos, life missed and life lost, in order to save himself.
"A sexy, smart thriller" - Publishers Weekly Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney. Mak has returned to Vancouver, her hometown in Canada, eager to finish her studies, move on from the ordeal, and find some peace of mind. But instead she walks straight into a city gripped by fear, and a campus where the students are fair game. As winter closes in and the days grow shorter, Mak is drawn into a shifting world of unstable minds and untrustworthy men, where motives are unclear and desires are unchecked. Her past cannot be so easily forgotten, and she must face her greatest challenge yet.
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia–Sunni split. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Life's tough. Get the guidance that's got the reality check. These graphically captivating books unashamedly tackle the very issues you're up against every day. Don't get stuck without 'em. Split: Divorce is ugly. It can shatter your hopes and taint your entire outlook on life. Here's guidance for you or your friends as parents go through the big "D."
Who needs love? It only leads to trouble. Noor is having the worst year of her life. First her mother decides to leave her father. Then her dad's mother, the Horrible Old Crone, moves in to look after Noor (who's sixteen and doesn't need looking after, thank you very much). And she just knows the HOC is going to be mean about her mother because she never wanted her son to marry a Muslim. And now Noor has to attend some children-of-divorce thing after school—and her gang canNOT find out. THEN she meets Ishaan. He’s funny and nerdy, and likes all the same things she likes. Except love is stupid, as she’s told everyone, and Ishaan isn’t her type anyway. He wears glasses, participates enthusiastically in the lame children-of-divorce thing, and would rather read than play football in the break like all the other boys. Could love happen with someone who is the complete opposite of everything you’ve ever stood for? Can forgiveness squirm its way in with love?
Would you like to make a trip to the Moon, or build your own nuclear reactor? Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Well, here's your chance! Whether you're interested in cloning budgies or building black holes, the "How to" guides will tell you everything you need to know. Thesehands-on guides give you step-by step instructions on how to build a Moon rocket, clone a sheep, split the atom or make a time machine. And on the way to becoming a time traveller or nuclear genius, you can learn about the brilliant scientists who first made these incredible discoveries - and aboutthe slightly less brilliant scientists who didn't.In How to Get to the Moon you can learn how to become a rocket scientist and Moon-walking astronaut. Learn how astronauts first got to the Moon in 1969, and about the recent discoveries that would make setting up a Moon base much easier. Find out how to make your own space suit, how to survive onthe Moon, and how to build a working rocket powered by liquid fuel.
Malcolm Hepburn is a brilliant surgeon with a beautiful wife and a stellar career. He is also a vicious killer with a stunning gift. Detective Jacob Sparks is heading up the task force to take him down. But he knows he's going to need some rather unconventional help. Enter Billy Ray Dean, charming, witty, a real ladies man and a ruthless sociopath who happens to be immune to Malcolm's gifts. Detective Sparks uses one killer to hunt the other but when he loses control the body count rises and chaos and carnage become order of the day. Two very different killers . one goal. Destroy each other and anyone else that gets in the way.
Author: Peter Bruce Waldeck
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Literary Criticism
The theme of the split self -- defined as a division of personality between an emancipated adult incapable of love and a child still endowed with this basic capacity but oppressed by the father figure -- is analyzed in a series of works of German literature.