Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Coco Barrington is the black sheep of her unusual Hollywood family. Having dropped out of law school, she works as a dog walker in North California. Her widowed mother, mega-bestselling author Florence Flowers, has just begun a secret romance with a man twenty-four years her junior, and her sister, Jane, one of Hollywood's top producers has lived with her partner, Liz, for 10 years When Coco reluctantly agrees to house-sit in Jane's luxurious home, she discovers how much things can change in just a matter of days. Jane's house comes complete with an unexpected houseguest: Leslie Baxter, a dashing but down-to-earth British actor who's fleeing his psycho ex-girlfriend. Their attraction is immediate. Suddenly Coco is seeing things differently...
Author: Daniel J. Fick
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2019-04-04
One Day at a Time provides an explicit view into my journey from obsession with lust, addiction to pornography use, and adultery to real emotional and spiritual healing. Lust, and the compulsive attitudes and actions it breeds, is one of the most profound and taboo issues facing humanity today. Most within the Church are too afraid to share their stories of struggle and redemption. Unfortunately, fear is born from shame, which keeps those struggling isolated, allowing for our obsessions and addictions to fester and destroy lives and families. Through anecdotal advice, scientific research, and honest, transparent, and humble autobiography, this book aims to bring awareness to the havoc lust, pornography use, and adultery are wreaking on society today.
Through testimonial, anecdote and scriptural reference, this book allows the reader to share in recovery from secret habits of all kinds. Covering subjects such as alcohol, food, gambling, sex and smoking, Justyn Rees Larcombe demonstrates how to avoid the traps of the modern world. Justyn Rees Larcombe’s account of gambling addiction – three years of destruction followed by three years of restoration – is interwoven throughout the book. The chapters are short and thematic, ending with helpful questions and exercises.
LibraryReads SelectionThrough a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, Laurie sees a man and knows he's the one. Their eyes meet, there's magic, and her bus leaves. For a year she scans London's bus stops and cafes. Then, at a Christmas party, her best friend introduces him as her new boyfriend.
Dark Passion The Novel, is an Urban delight; Good times, parties and non-ending cash flows were the lifestyle DeMillo Sneed, and his friends grew up in and loved. Shortly after returning home from a visit with relatives in Kenya, Jamal a new type of boi enters their circle. DeMillo befriends him, but not with out warnings of his odd demon like behavior from his cousin Josh. After several contacts with Jamal, DeMillo and his friends notices their lives and most things around them are changing. Although they were sure he was not like them they still accepts an invitation to a party given by him and learn they have made the worst mistake of their young vibrant lives. DeMillo and his friends turns to Mogis, a professor of supernatural studies hoping for answers and truth, but everything goes wrong. They began to turn on one another, they are picked up and questioned for murders they did not commit, shadows and voices fills their homes followed by echoes of death and that horrible night of Jamal's party. They decide to go old school and play detective to find the underlying cause of things, and that is when their ride began. They do everything their young minds can think of to get help with their dilemma and when all hope was gone, they had to face Jamal and the reasons behind his visit, and they eagerly learn that their own sexuality holds the key.
Author: David Hitchings
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Lou Backer and his girl Tracy Gibson go on vacation to the beach. While there 911 comes crashing and they watch on TV the morning horror show. All plans are put on hold and the future of their relationship is jarred by a call from the front office. It is a threat call "he should watch his ass," Because of his background as public school teacher now retired he had his tires slashed and crank calls before. But violence here on the beach front seems to coincide with tall buildings coming down. Soon his only son has gone missing and Tracy and Lou feel the shock to their future plans. Chaos ensues in pursuit of his son while violence takes center stage in their struggle for a life together.
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2005-03-16
The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.
Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride--and scream each scream--for the very first time. Because it might also be their last. LOOK in the back of the BOOK: This special collector's edition includes a secret guide to the new Goosebumps HorrorLand series, tips & tricks for the Goosebumps HorrorLand video game, and more!
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Pan Australia
Release Date: 2008-11-01
WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL The second book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Son of the Shadows follows the trials of the next generation at Sevenwaters and continues the struggles between the Irish and British that began in Daughter of the Forest. After years of happiness, darkness has fallen upon Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. There are some who blame the Britons of Northwoods, for as long as the Islands, home of mystic caves and sacred trees are lost, there can be no peace, and there are some who believe the enemy are much closer to home. Liadhan, with her gift of Sight and healing hands, seems to hold the key. For she exists outside the pattern and she alone seems to have the power to change it. How close are love and hate - and yet how unalike. PRAISE FOR SON OF THE SHADOWS "A wonderful, riveting story" Barbara Erskine "Beautifully written... a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny." Publishers Weekly Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.
Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Release Date: 2011-02-01
It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need? In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they've finished the book.
Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-08-14
A thought-provoking prescient novel from the Booker-prize winning author of The Finkler Question. ‘Remarkable...May well come to be seen as the dystopian British novel of its times’ Guardian Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. They aren’t sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether they’ve been pushed into each other’s arms. But who would have pushed them, and why? Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe – a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened. Set in the future – a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited – J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize.
Author: Johanna Skibsrud
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-10-06
A “cinematic . . . page-turner and a compassionate analysis of faith, memory, responsibility, and consequence.”—Molly Antopol, Fiction Writers Review Inspired by and structured around the chamber piece of the same title by the French composer Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time is a mesmerizing story of four lives irrevocably linked in a single act of betrayal. The novel takes us on an unforgettable journey beginning during the 1930s Bonus Army riots, when World War I veteran Arthur Sinclair is falsely accused of conspiracy and then disappears. His absence will haunt his son, Douglas, as well as Alden and Sutton Kelly, the children of a powerful U.S. congressman, as they experience—each in different ways—the dynamic political social changes that took place leading up to and during World War II. From the New Deal projects through which Douglas, newly fatherless, makes his living to Sutton’s work as a journalist, to Alden’s life as a code breaker and a spy, each character is haunted by the past and is searching for love, hope, and redemption in a world torn apart by chaos and war. Through the lives of these characters, as well as those of their lovers, friends, and enemies, the novel transports us from the Siberian Expedition of World War I to the underground world of a Soviet spy in the 1920s and 1930s, to the occultist circle of P. D. Ouspensky and London during the Blitz, to the German prison camp where Messiaen originally composed and performed his famous Quartet for the End of Time. At every turn, this rich and ambitious novel tells some of the less well-known stories of twentieth-century history with epic scope and astonishing power, revealing at every turn the ways in which history and memory tend to follow us, and in which absence has a palpable presence.
Author: William L. Maw
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics
This book supplies a simple, memorable, and effective formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. An invaluable guidebook, it will help readers move beyond mediocrity and achieve happier, more successful lives. • Presents a simple and practical formula with six key values that drive happiness and success in work-life: (H,S) = f(4C,2R) • Explains why and how to deal with the complex need for self-awareness and self-improvement • Shows readers how to apply the Pareto principle (or the 80-20 Rule) to address the majority of bad work-life behaviors • Provides an in-depth review of each of the six key behaviors and ways to improve • Supplies a self-assessment tool that enables readers to gauge how they measure up on each behavior spectrum
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Literary Collections
"All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. For nearly four decades, Hitchens has been telling us, in pitch-perfect prose, what we confront when we grapple with first principles-the principles of reason and tolerance and skepticism that define and inform the foundations of our civilization-principles that, to endure, must be defended anew by every generation. "A short list of the greatest living conversationalists in English," said The Economist, "would probably have to include Christopher Hitchens, Sir Patrick Leigh-Fermor, and Sir Tom Stoppard. Great brilliance, fantastic powers of recall, and quick wit are clearly valuable in sustaining conversation at these cosmic levels. Charm may be helpful, too." Hitchens-who staunchly declines all offers of knighthood-hereby invites you to take a seat at a democratic conversation, to be engaged, and to be reasoned with. His knowledge is formidable, an encyclopedic treasure, and yet one has the feeling, reading him, of hearing a person thinking out loud, following the inexorable logic of his thought, wherever it might lead, unafraid to expose fraudulence, denounce injustice, and excoriate hypocrisy. Legions of readers, admirers and detractors alike, have learned to read Hitchens with something approaching awe at his felicity of language, the oxygen in every sentence, the enviable wit and his readiness, even eagerness, to fight a foe or mount the ramparts. Here, he supplies fresh perceptions of such figures as varied as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, George Orwell, J.G. Ballard, and Philip Larkin are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions and intrepid observations, gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting from such destinations as Iran, China, and Pakistan. Hitchens's directness, elegance, lightly carried erudition, critical and psychological insight, humor, and sympathy-applied as they are here to a dazzling variety of subjects-all set a standard for the essayist that has rarely been matched in our time. What emerges from this indispensable volume is an intellectual self-portrait of a writer with an exemplary steadiness of purpose and a love affair with the delights and seductions of the English language, a man anchored in a profound and humane vision of the human longing for reason and justice.