Description : If only I could have been a daddy’s girl I would not of had grown up in that monster’s world That monster he came calling for me in his house I was scared as can be Jamae Vandegraph remembers—and wishes she couldn’t. She remembers the man long ago who took her to a cold, dark, unfurnished upstairs bedroom equipped with an old wooden tripod with a big camera that rested on its top. She remembers this room because this is where he undressed her and forced her to touch him. She remembers being cold, scared, and alone. Most of all, she remembers closing her eyes and wishing she was anywhere but there. In an autobiographical collection of prose and poetry, Vandegraph reflects on the anger and hurt that accompanied being a victim of sexual abuse as a young girl. In poignant verse that explores the terrifying moments when she was pulled out of her innocence and into the darkness, Vandegraph shares how she was victimized and eventually healed through forgiveness, self-love, and hope for a new future. A Single Tear is a memoir of prose and poems that leads others on a heartbreaking path through childhood sexual abuse and ultimately into the bright light of healing.
Description : Professor Wu, educated in the U.S., relates his prison experiences in a Chinese labor farm after being labeled an "ultrarightist" by his academic colleagues at Beijing University
Description : No word or action speaks louder than a single tear. Tears of grief, sadness, despondency, hopelessness, relief, exhilaration, pride and ecstacy reflect an amazing range of emotional responses. Why are tears such a mysterious form of communication? Best-selling author and psychologist Jeffrey A. Kottler unravels the mystery as he offers surprising answers to such questions as: Why do we cry? How do men's and women's tears differ? How are tears interpreted in different cultures? When is crying therapeutic and when does it become self-destructive? Kottler's searching questions explore the passion of the human experience as he delves into the paradoxical nature of tears as physical mirrors of both our pain and our rapture. Wise, informative, and moving, The Language of Tears challenges many of our conventional attitudes toward tears and shows how valuable crying can be as an opportunity for communication, intimacy, change, and enlightenment.
Description : It might be a murder from decades ago, but it still has its claws in the present…and someone seems determined to drag Anna into it. It's never a good idea to spend too much time in a haunted mansion, and Anna's favorite cowboy ghost does his best to talk her out of it. But the opportunity to pick from the beautiful antiques left to her in a Crocker resident's will is just too tempting for Anna and Pratt to pass up. So they're going in… They're prepared to deal with a few cold spots. Maybe the occasional flickering light. But what Anna and the boys weren't counting on was bumping up against the ghost of Josiah Baumgartner, a contemporary of Joss' from the 1800s. And when Josiah claims the old woman who lived in the house hid his bones around the place, Anna agrees to help him find them. But something much darker is at work there. And, unfortunately for our happy little gang of antique hunters…Anna seems to have unwittingly stepped right into the middle of it.
Description : Dangerous love and unrelenting passion ... This is what Kathrina finds in the arms of an ancient vampire. Dark and dangerous takes on a whole new meaning with this vampire lover, especially for Kathrina. He needs her blood. Kathrina is the third Immortal Sister and she has possession of the Book of Anu, the journal of the world's oldest and most powerful vampire. While reading this journal, she becomes obsessed with the vampire and determined to find out who he is but she doesn't have to look far. The vampire is much closer than what she realizes. He has heard the calling of her blood and has come to claim what is his but neither of them is prepared for the uncontrollable passion that is unleashed when they come together. Other books in the Immortal Destiny Series Book 1 - Born to Darkness Book 2 - Night Breed Book 3 - Wolves and Black Roses Book 4 - Tears of the Vampir
Description : It is to be their last summer of freedom. When it’s over Thalynder will not be able to escape her duties as Princess of the Realm. Shieldmaiden Bryn will watch her childhood friend marry and rule, her own words of love forever silenced. Before their predetermined fate overtakes them, however, one last quest to please the Druids and the King sends Bryn, Thalynder, a dragon, and a Knight on a journey across The Realm That Touches Two Seas in an adventure perilous to their lives—and their hearts.
Description : Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
Description : All the information you need is provided in this comprehensive, clinical yet concise and practical handbook. Inside you will find up-to-date "tutorial style" information on commonly performed examination skills and interpretation of investigations. Key information is given at a glance, ideal for the busy practitioner or as a revision aid for the trainee. Well-organized, clear and concise text accompanies full colour clinical photographs. The book is unique in that it provides explicit details on the day-to-day management of eye conditions; the reader is expertly guided though both the diagnosis and management of disease conditions. Each chapter also contains guidelines written exclusively for the general practitioner and primary care provider. Optometrists will also find this to be an indispensable guide, as pathologies found in every day practice will be included, enabling the practitioner to give patients qualified information about their symptoms. In depth sections on clinical examination skills essential for clinical practice and professional examinations A purely practical ophthalmology guide The use of images where these are appropriate, rather than for all conditions or none A book written by a staff in their area of subspecialty interest, rather than a few authors attempting to cover a wide range of subjects Tutorials style information on the commonly performed investigations and procedures Specific notes for primary care staff, in particular opticians