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Staring At The Park

Author : Jane Speedy
ISBN : 9781315419756
Genre : Psychology
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Winner of the 2016 ICQI Outstanding Qualitative Book Award Acclaimed qualitative scholar Jane Speedy’s world was upended completely after suffering a severe stroke when only in her late 50s. After returning home from the hospital, Speedy took to her iPad to write and draw as a way of making sense of her experience and to aid her recovery. The stunning, fragmented, poetic text and images comprising Staring at the Park depict the events of this difficult journey. It provides an alternative model of engaging the self in a research project in an evocative and artistic way. This highly original book: -uses the seemingly ordinary motif of the park opposite the author’s house as the catalyst for a wildly creative autoethnography;-includes three narratives of the author’s experience of staring at the park—an imagined murder mystery in the park, a realist ethnography of the park, and the life story (both imagined and real) of her facing her illness and recovery; -offers readers a poetic and performative inquiry into the author’s new reality.

Staring At The Park

Author : Jane Speedy
ISBN : 1315419777
Genre : Cerebrovascular disease
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Three Sided Love

Author : Abhijeet Abhiraj
Genre : Fiction
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Fictions that will make you hope for & believe in love. It's the story of a video that highlighted the most romantic, dramatic & tragic love story of this era. It's the story of Aman & Aarohi in the city of education Kota. It is not a story of love; it's the story of dedication towards love. It is the story which makes you understand that love is not only saying 'I love you' to your beloved, it's a feeling to do anything that makes your beloved happy without expecting anything in return. From today before you all only heard about one sided or two sided love, but this story was about three sided of love.

Cry Wolf

Author : Charlie Adhara
ISBN : 9781488075193
Genre : Fiction
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Don’t miss this thrilling installment in Charlie Adhara’s suspenseful paranormal mystery series, Big Bad Wolf. Agent Cooper Dayton never thought anything could be harder than solving murders. Until he had to plan a wedding. After taking down an old adversary, Agent Cooper Dayton of the Bureau of Special Investigations has earned a break. Not that planning a wedding to his sexy shifter partner, Oliver Park, is necessarily stress free, but it’s better than worrying about the ominous warning, delivered months ago, that Cooper’s life is in danger. When he’s dragged to an event by his family, Cooper braces for an awkward evening, but instead finds himself in the middle of an ugly feud between Park’s ex and a rebel pack leader. What was supposed to be a quick outing turns into a full-blown murder investigation after the pack leader ends up dead, Park’s ex goes missing, and Cooper and Park are sent a series of disturbing wedding gifts that are somehow connected to it all. The list of potential suspects is long, and with the bodies piling up, Cooper must turn to the one person he trusts the least: the villain he’s already put behind bars once and who has nothing to lose by lying and everything to gain if Cooper is out of the picture—for good. Big Bad Wolf Book 1: The Wolf at the Door Book 2: The Wolf at Bay Book 3: Thrown to the Wolves Book 4: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Book 5: Cry Wolf

London Parks

Author : Hunter Davies
ISBN : 9781471190544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Join Hunter Davies on a celebratory stroll around London’s greatest glories – its parks. We need our parks more than ever before, for our health and spirits, our bodies and souls, to keep us fit, to save us from pollution, to protect nature and wildlife; and Londoners are lucky enough to enjoy more green spaces than any other major city in the world. In London Parks, Hunter Davies illustrates their wonders by spending a year walking round his favourite parks. From his local haunt on Hampstead Heath to the capital’s latest wonder, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, each one is chosen for its unique appeal. Informative and entertaining, he details their history, describes their layout and reveals hidden delights and new attractions that might otherwise be missed, such as the statue of a small brown dog in Battersea Park, a garden full of exotic plants and palm trees in south London’s Burgess Park or, for something completely unique, Ian Dury’s musical memorial bench in Richmond Park. Fun, thought-provoking and uplifting, London Parks is an essential companion for anyone wishing to explore the ever-green beauty of Britain’s capital city, whether it’s spotting pelicans and politicians in St James’s Park, the birds in the London Wetland Centre or the views from Greenwich Park.

Time And Again

Author : Jack Finney
ISBN : 9781982146016
Genre : Fiction
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The 50th anniversary edition of the beloved classic that Stephen King has called “THE great time-travel story.” Featuring a brand-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author of Recursion, Blake Crouch. When advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his mundane 20th-century existence and step into the past. But he also has another motivation for going back in time: a half-burned letter that tells of a mysterious, tragic death and ominously of “fire which will destroy the whole world.” Traveling to New York City in January 1882 to investigate, he finds a Manhattan teeming with a different kind of life, the waterfront unimpeded by skyscrapers, open-air markets packed with activity, Central Park bustling with horse drawn sleighs—a city on the precipice of great things. At first, Si welcomes these trips as a temporary escape but when he falls in love with a woman he meets in the past, he must choose whether to return to modern life or live in 1882 for good. “Pure New York fun” (Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author), Time and Again is meticulous recreation of New York in the late nineteenth century, exploring the possibilities of time travel to tell an ageless story of love, longing, and adventure. Finney’s magnum opus has been a source of inspiration for countless science fiction writers since its first publication in 1970.

Molly Parker And The Mysterious Black Oak Park

Author : TL Hennig
ISBN : 9781077261808
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Molly Parker has always been too scared to explore the woods of Black Oak Park near her home in Centerville, Ohio. But that didn’t keep her wild imagination from dreaming up all sorts of adventures that might await if she could only summon up the courage to explore. But Molly is about to experience a series of strange encounters that will force her to find the courage to face her fears and explore the unknown. With her two best friends along for the adventure, Molly sets out on a journey of a lifetime, one filled with new friends, new enemies, and the seemingly impossible becoming a reality. Molly is about to discover a great secret about herself…if she can survive and make it back home.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Doctor At Large

Author : Richard Gordon
ISBN : 9780755146901
Genre : Fiction
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Dr Richard Gordon's first job is at St Swithan's as a Junior House Surgeon. However, following some rather unfortunate incidents, promotion passes him by - going instead to his odious rival. Gordon cuts his losses and visits a medical employment agency. Anyway, he could always turn to general practice?

The Keepers L A Box Set

Author : Heather Graham
ISBN : 9781459256019
Genre : Fiction
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The Gatekeeper by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Keeper of the Night by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Keeper of the Moon by Harley Jane Kozak Keeper of the Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff Keeper of the Dawn by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires. The Keepers: L.A. is a dark and epic paranormal quartet led by NYT bestselling author Heather Graham in THE GATEKEEPER, followed by KEEPER OF THE NIGHT, KEEPER OF THE MOON by Harley Jane Kozak, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS by Alexandra Sokoloff and KEEPER OF THE DAWN by Heather Graham.

Depth Of Deception

Author : Kevin Loftus
ISBN : 9781450029278
Genre : Fiction
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Two young girls are abducted within miles and hours of each other. Is it the work of the same person? Are the parents involved? A task force consisting of local police and the FBI is formed and the search for the missing girl’s leads to startling revelations regarding the extent of child trafficking occurring both within the United States and throughout the world. As the trail grows cold, the families must deal with the challenges and difficulties experienced during the prolonged search. After many setbacks, the authorities find themselves in Bucharest, Romania dealing with an organized crime syndicate and corrupt officials and become increasing aware that evil is intelligent, patient, and to be constantly guarded against as the depth of its deception knows no bounds.


Author : Ruth Rendell
ISBN : 9781439150405
Genre : Fiction
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After he finds an envelope full of cash, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren, who is plagued by a shameful addiction, posts a notice about the find around Portobello Road, and soon he is connected to other Londoners, all with their own obsessions and despairs.

Leave Them Be

Author : Janae Mitchell
ISBN : 9781727052084
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Daisy Jones knows two things about her biological mother, Ivy Jordan: 1. She signed her rights away as soon as Daisy was born. 2. She has ‘issues’. After spending years wondering how bad Ivy’s issues really were, since her dad never talked about her, Daisy’s curiosity became nothing more than a passing thought. However, her curiosity becomes a harsh reality the day before her sixteenth birthday—the day Ivy abducts her.

The Sharp Time

Author : Mary O'Connell
ISBN : 9780375899294
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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In the aftermath of her mother's tragic death, a newly independent and unstable teenage girl finds small measures of happiness even as she plots an act of lethal revenge on an abusive teacher. Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge. Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets. Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance. "Palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred "The book takes place over the course of a week, but there are so many thoughtfully drawn characters and intense emotions that it reads like a small lifetime." --Booklist, Starred "O’Connell shows exceptional skill in building tension and creating atmosphere" --Publishers Weekly, Starred "Brilliant lyrical prose, clever banter, distinctive characters, and suspenseful plotting combine for a winning debut novel." --VOYA

Dutch Point

Author : Kareem R. Muhammad
ISBN : 9781450267045
Genre : Fiction
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Haunted from his past and battling his inner demons, social worker Andrew Edwards goes back to work at the Department of Children and Families while still reeling from the death of his wife, Kay. His return may be premature, though, as he grapples with trauma and suicidal urges. The caseload at DCF in Hartford, Connecticut, never decreases. Each day, Edwards and his co-workers face a litany of new clients involving instances of substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and heroin-exposed newborns. In this stress-filled job, many of the cases originate in the Dutch Point Housing Project, where illegal drug activity and crime reign. Though Edwards does his best to protect, educate, and preserve families, there is an underlying evil at workand someone is protecting a powerful secret. Sergeant, we have two down: one critical and one fatal. We also have the shooter in custody, the female voice says, now much closer than before. You ID this guy? the woman asks. I try to open my mouth to let them know he ran inside the apartment to the girl. The name on the badge is Andrew Edwards, DCF Hartford, one of the voices says. Thats me! Whats going on? Hey? Hey?

Letters Of Sylvia Plath Volume Ii

Author : Sylvia Plath
ISBN : 9780571339228
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. Her vivid, daring and complex poetry continues to captivate new generations of readers and writers. In the Letters, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most has never before been published, and it is here presented unabridged, without revision, so that she speaks directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath is playful, too, entertaining a wide range of addressees, including family, friends and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. The letters document Plath's extraordinary literary development: the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and journalism. Her endeavour to publish in a variety of genres had mixed receptions, but she was never dissuaded. Through acceptance of her work, and rejection, Plath strove to stay true to her creative vision. Well-read and curious, she simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture. Leading Plath scholar Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own drawings, they masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose. This selection of later correspondence witnesses Plath and Hughes becoming major, influential contemporary writers, as it happened. Experiences recorded include first books and other publications; teaching; committing to writing full-time; travels; making professional acquaintances; settling in England; building a family; and buying a house. Throughout, Plath's voice is completely, uniquely her own.

Winter Nights With The Single Dad

Author : Allie Kincheloe
ISBN : 9780369712332
Genre : Fiction
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Two months in Toronto… …a gift to change her life? As a TV star, surgeon Stella was suffocated by the pressure to be perfect. So the offer of a temporary job three thousand miles away from home is a chance to break free. Then, meeting single dad Dr. Aiden Cook and his little boy offers a window into a life she could never have imagined! Now Stella must ask, “Do I really want to leave?” The Christmas Project quartet Book 1 – Christmas Miracle in Jamaica by Ann McIntosh Book 2 – December Reunion in Central Park by Deanne Anders Book 3 – Winter Nights with the Single Dad by Allie Kincheloe Book 4 – A Festive Fling in Stockholm by Scarlet Wilson “Uplifting read…. Heartwarming story with great family characterization.” -Goodreads on Reunited with Doctor Devereaux "I loved the couple, their history and the pacing of their romance which was pitched just right.... Allie Kincheloe is an author I’ll definitely be reading more from in the future." -Goodreads on Heart Surgeon's Second Chance

Interlaced Pathways

Author : William F. Wu
ISBN : 9780463721582
Genre : Fiction
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This collection by longtime fantasy and science fiction writer William F. Wu includes triple-award finalist “Wong’s Lost and Found Emporium,” which was adapted into a Twilight Zone episode in 1985, and eight more stories of magical places, events, and spirits. Many of the stories involve issues regarding Americans of Chinese descent, and all involve universal concerns. ~~~~~ PG Excerpt ~~~~~ “What’s wrong with you?” she demanded. “I want to know! Why are you so callous?” She snatched up the metal container from the floor in front of me and held it wrapped in her shawl. “Tell me now!” she screamed, right in front of me. I leaned forward and spoke, glaring into her eyes. “I came in here looking for my compassion. I lost it years ago, bit by bit. I lost it when I was eight, and other kids chased me around the playground for no visible reason—and they weren’t playing. When I started junior high and got beat up in gym class because the rest of the school was white, like my grade school. When I ran for student congress and had my posters covered with swastikas and KKK symbols. And that was before I got out into the world on my own. You want to hear about my adult life?” I paused to catch my breath. She backed away from me. “I’ve lost more of my compassion every year of my life for every year I can remember, until I don’t have any more. Well, it’s here, but I can’t find it.” She stood speechless in front of me. Letting her have it all at once accomplished that much, at least. “Maybe you were in the wrong town,” she muttered. “You think I like being like this? Hating the memories of my life and not caring what happens to anybody? I said I’ve lost my compassion, not my conscience.” She walked back and put the metal bottle back in its place on the shelf. “I can find it,” she said quietly. “What?” “I’ve been watching you. When you get something for someone, you follow the little white light that appears.” “You can see that?” “Of course I can—anybody can. You think you’re special? We just can’t see our own. I figured that out.” “Well…so did I,” I said lamely. “So, I could get your compassion for you.” “Yeah?” I didn’t think she would, considering all she’d said. “Only you have to get what I want, first.” “You don’t trust me, remember?” She smiled smugly. It looked grotesque, as though she hadn’t smiled in ages. “I can trust you. Because you know that if you don’t give me what I want, I won’t give you your compassion. Besides, if all goes well, your lack of compassion won’t make any difference.” “Well, yeah. I guess so.” I hadn’t considered a deal with another customer before. Until now, I had just been waiting for the no-show proprietor, and then had given up even on that. “Well?” she demanded, still with that weird forced smile. “Uh—yeah, okay.” It was my last chance. I glanced around and found her spot of white light behind me on a lower shelf. “This way.” She walked next to me, watching me carefully as the white light led us down the crowded aisle. A large porcelain vase emitted guttural mutterings on an upper shelf as we passed. Two small lizards from the Florida corridor and something resembling a T-bone steak with legs were drinking at a pool of shiny liquid in the middle of the floor. The viscous liquid was oozing slowly out of a cracked green bottle. We stepped over it and kept going. The light finally stopped on the cork of a long-necked blue bottle at the back of a bottom shelf. I stopped and looked down at it, wondering if this deal had an angle I hadn’t figured.

Southern Fried Child In Home Seeker S Paradise

Author : Jimmie Meese Moomaw
ISBN : 9781452064055
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"On one level Southern Fried Child is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. On another level Moomaw's stories reflect profound and valuable insight into the stratified social, political and denominational milieu of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education."--Back cover.

My American Harp

Author : Surazeus Astarius
ISBN : 9781365807145
Genre : Poetry
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"My American Harp" presents 1,169 poems written 2010-2014 by Surazeus that explore what it means to be an American in the modern world of an interconnected global civilization.

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