Scary Close

Scary Close
Author: Donald Miller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 140020397X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scary Close Book Excerpt:

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

Who s Running Around My House

Who s Running Around My House
Author: Linda Koppes
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN: 1483630110
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s Running Around My House Book Excerpt:

Whos Running Around My House? This takes place in/near a wooded area. Two main characters are a boy, Julian and a bookworm Vinnie. This is about a young boy with a very vivid imagination and a bookworm, who loves to tell about the stories he s read. They only way for Vinnie to read the books he has accumulated is to ingest them. He rarely finds complete books, so his stories are bits and pieces of books. Vinnie longs for someone to hear his stories. Julian is about five years old, loves the outdoors and becoming characters from books. He is just starting to learn how to read and loves stories read to him. The two meet and find each others love of books and stories a bond for friendship.

A History of the Present Illness

A History of the Present Illness
Author: Louise Aronson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN: 1408832151
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Present Illness Book Excerpt:

A busy doctor juggles an errant teenage daughter and a seriously ill father. An elderly immigrant sacrifices his demented wife's well-being to satisfy his son's authority. A trainee becomes delirious with lack of sleep but must learn how to act, and not react, in the face of suffering. A psychiatrist who advocates for the underserved may herself be crazy. Together these deeply humane linked stories - at once funny and honest, incisive and compassionate - explore the impact of illness on real people's lives and offer a portrait of health and medicine like nothing we have read before. Set in hospitals, offices, nursing homes, prisons, family apartments and out and about in the city, A History of the Present Illness creates a world pulsating with life and introduces a striking new literary voice.

Dream Man Box Set Books 1 4

Dream Man Box Set Books 1 4
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 2019-07-05
ISBN: 1538700395
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Man Box Set Books 1 4 Book Excerpt:

Meet the intense and sexy men of the Dream Men series from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Rock Chick Series! Mystery Man Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Hawk Delgado has demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. But when Gwen is threatened, Hawk's protective nature comes out in full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore. Wild Man Tessa O'Hara never expected the man of her dreams to walk into her bakery. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But when she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business, Tess declares their relationship is over. Brock disagrees. He's committed to his mission, but he's fallen in love with the beautiful woman who's as sweet as her cupcakes-and he'll do anything to win her back. Law Man Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara gets pulled back into the life she's tried so hard to leave behind, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue. Motorcycle Man Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now she's back on track and looking forward to her new quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows Kane "Tack" Allen is the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss . . .

Memoirs of an Immigrant

Memoirs of an Immigrant
Author: Olof A. Eriksen
Publsiher: Olof Eriksen
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1432710141
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of an Immigrant Book Excerpt:

Bergens Guttehjem (Boy's home) The author of these memoirs, Olof A. Eriksen, was born in Norway 1936. In 1952 he moved to Karlskrona, Sweden to study Mechanical Engineering, and 1956 he immigrated to the United States. This book is his diary containing his true life memories. "A fascinating, unbelievable, and heart-rending story that will make you shake your head in disbelief." One publisher wrote: "If your accomplishments were not so well documented, readers would want to characterize your writings as a fictitious tale of adventure, filled with exaggeration and fantasy. But we are more amazed to know that this is not fiction, but rather an autobiographical account of, how through determination, creativity and sheer genius, you successfully overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, to live a life so special, most of us can only dream of or see in the movies. This extraordinary book deserves a wide audience, indeed." One Professional writer, Nina M. Sherwood wrote: "Olof's life is riveting and inspiring. It is hard to imagine that one person could have gone through so much and still come out a "winner"! This definitely is a story that movies and dreams are made from."

What You See Is What You Hear

What You See Is What You Hear
Author: Dario Martinelli
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 3030325946
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What You See Is What You Hear Book Excerpt:

What You See Is What You Hear develops a unique model of analysis that helps students and advanced scholars alike to look at audiovisual texts from a fresh perspective. Adopting an engaging writing style, the author draws an accessible picture of the field, offering several analytical tools, historical background, and numerous case studies. Divided into five main sections, the monograph covers problems of definitions, history, and most of all analysis. The first part raises the main problems related to audiovisuality, including taxonomical and historical questions. The second part provides the bases for the understanding of audiovisual creative communication as a whole, introducing a novel theoretical model for its analysis. The next three part focus elaborate on the model in all its constituents and with plenty of case studies taken from the field of cinema, TV, music videos, advertising and other forms of audiovisuality. Methodologically, the book is informed by different paradigms of film and media studies, multimodality studies, structuralism, narratology, “auteur theory” in the broad sense, communication studies, semiotics, and the so-called “Numanities.” What You See Is What You Hear enables readers to better understand how to analyze the structure and content of diverse audiovisual texts, to discuss their different idioms, and to approach them with curiosity and critical spirit.

Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest
Author: Keith Lee Morris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 0297608967
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travelers Rest Book Excerpt:

'ALICE IN WONDERLAND MEETS THE SHINING' Kirkus 'A FINE ADDITION TO THE CREEPY HOTEL THRILLER GENRE' Independent 'SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO STAY A WHILE IN GOOD NIGHT, IDAHO, THEN - UNLIKE THE ADDISONS - YOU WON'T REGRET IT' Guardian The Addisons - Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey, and Uncle Robbie - are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling hotel. With nowhere else to go, they decide to stay the night. But once inside, the family becomes separated and the hotel begins to work its eerie magic. As Julia and Tonio drift through the maze of the hotel's spectral interiors, Dewey ventures outside. Meanwhile, a desperate Robbie quickly succumbs to his old vices. As they desperately try to reach each other, they relive the same day over and over again. The mother, Julia, holds the key to their release - but can she save her family from the fate of becoming Souvenirs - those citizens trapped forever in Good Night-or, worse, from disappearing entirely?

Beneath Broken Machines

Beneath Broken Machines
Author: PC Walker
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1512759740
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath Broken Machines Book Excerpt:

Beneath Broken Machines is a cup of cold water to a dry, parched, and weary soul. In ministry, its easy to portray that I ONCE was lost...but now Ive got it all together. PC writes this book with humility and openness, which gives permission to confess that your machine is broken as well. - Travis Osborne, Pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA As someone who has left the church, this book spoke to me. Im not talking about an awakening with pomp and circumstance, but something more simple, beautiful, and powerful. PC has always been a guiding force in my life, and this incredibly powerful book is no different. - Kyle Lacy, 3x Author and National Speaker We have a propensity to build machines out of our faith. We like to put in the right things in hopes it will churn out the right product. We become proud of the manufactured machines of faith we have built. The troubles with machines are they have no hearts and they break down. If your machine has broken down, you may have no idea what to do. Embark on a search for the heart that still beats for you. Embrace the wonder and awe of the ridiculous love of God that has always been for you. Encounter the heart of the gospel, which is the heart of Jesus beneath all of your pain, failure, and shame.

SHATTERED

SHATTERED
Author: Olga Bicos
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1460364007
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SHATTERED Book Excerpt:

When architect Holly Fairfield lands a dream jobrenovating a posh San Francisco restaurant, shediscovers nothing has happened by chance. Soonshe’s caught in a dangerous game between Cutty familyrivals—and a dark legacy of obsession and murder. Enigmatic and sensual Ryan Cutty warns her to get outwhile she can. He taunts her with the portrait of a womancalled Nina, a woman he planned to marry…a womanwhose past Holly can’t ignore. Suddenly Holly realizesthat her presence here may be part of a sinisterplan to exact vengeance for Nina’s murder. As Holly is drawn deeper into Ryan’s world and hisintoxicating embrace, she can only wonder if his passionis a desperate attempt to save her from Nina’s fate…orprotect the family he loves from the secrets Holly isdetermined to uncover. She is dangerously close tounlocking the truth—but is it worth her life?

Son of the 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

Son of the 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen
Author: Richard Crouse
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 1554903300
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Son of the 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen Book Excerpt:

Fans of offbeat cinema, discriminating renters and collectors, and movie buffs will drool over this checklist of the best overlooked and underappreciated films of the last hundred years. In Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, Richard Crouse, Canada AM film critic and host of television’s award-winning Reel to Real, presents a follow-up to his 2003 book with another hundred of his favorite films. Titles range from the obscure, like 1912’s The Cameraman’s Revenge, to El Topo’s unusual existential remake of the classic western, and little-seen classics like The Killing. Each essay features a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Billy Bob Thornton on an inspirational movie about a man with his head in the clouds, Francis Ford Coppola on One from the Heart, and Mario Van Peebles on playing his own father in Badasssss! Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes, along with movie picks from A-list actors and directors.

The Cash Machine

The Cash Machine
Author: Dave Mason,Chana Mason
Publsiher: Lionstail Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN: 1623930227
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cash Machine Book Excerpt:

Can a novel transform your financial destiny? This one can. The Cash Machine is unlike any other personal finance book ever written. Not only will you get sucked into the rollercoaster relationship of Amber and Dylan, but you’ll learn hundreds of money lessons along the way, giving you the tools to drive your financial destiny. As the book begins, Amber thinks her finances are under control, but her worldview crumbles when she encounters her college flame, Dylan, and his unusual perspective on money. While Amber and her friends were finishing their degrees, Dylan dropped out to pursue a different goal: Financial Independence. Amber doesn’t even know what Financial Independence means when she reconnects with Dylan seven years later. What she does know is that there’s nothing exciting about his lifestyle. At first she writes him off as a bum, but the more she questions, the more she realizes that how calculated his financial choices are. He’s not struggling for money; he’s building a Cash Machine. Amber wants to give Dylan another chance, but realizes she can never build a life with him until she understands his financial path. So she asks Dylan to teach her how to build a Cash Machine of her own. Unlike other personal finance books, that are normally written by finance experts and that only cover the areas of their expertise, The Cash Machine was not written by financial experts. Just the opposite. Before starting The Cash Machine, Dave and Chana Mason found themselves deeply in debt, despite having earned significant amounts of money in their careers. They came to realize that what they didn’t understand about money really was hurting them, and that the time had come to get themselves a strong financial education. And when Dave and Chana want to grow in some area, they find that there’s no better way than to research and write a novel on the subject. The result is a novel that has more financial lessons than any personal finance book they’ve ever seen, all taught through a story to make the lessons really stick. The lessons taught inside include: Discover hundreds of financial lessons, seamlessly taught within a novel you won’t want to put down. The Cash Machine isn’t just another money book. This page-turning love story teaches hundreds of financial lessons, giving you the tools to drive your financial destiny.

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part
Author: Addison Albright
Publsiher: JMS Books LLC
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2016-04-03
ISBN: 1634860837
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Til Death Do Us Part Book Excerpt:

Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers -- which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations -- they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage ... ’Til Death Do Us Part. The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes and he’s presumed dead. But four people -- Henry, two other men, and a child -- survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive, as well? Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

Disability Definitions Diagnoses and Practice Implications

Disability Definitions  Diagnoses  and Practice Implications
Author: Julie Smart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1351997122
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability Definitions Diagnoses and Practice Implications Book Excerpt:

This introductory text defines and describes disability, while providing concrete practice guidelines and recommendations for students in the fields of counseling, social work, and the helping professions. Various specialty areas are explored in detail, including marriage and family counseling, adolescent counseling, addictions counseling, LGBTQ concerns, multicultural counseling, and career counseling. The first three chapters lay the foundations by discussing the demand for counseling services by individuals with all types of disabilities; presenting clinical, legal, medical/biological, and personal definitions of disability; and describing physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Next, author Julie Smart examines core beliefs about disability using a range of first-person accounts from experienced counselors. The last six chapters focus on practice guidelines for various aspects of disability—including ethical considerations, societal issues, social role demands, and individual responses—and consider new possibilities for disability counseling professions. With rich case studies woven throughout, as well as valuable information on client needs, disability categorizations, and key Models of Disability, this essential textbook will be useful not only to counseling students but also to professional counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

The Woman

The Woman
Author: Jack Ketchum,Lucky McKee
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Book Excerpt:

The Woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the Maine coast for years. She is wounded and weak, but she's found refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. Christopher Cleek is an amoral—and unstable—lawyer who sees her bathing in a stream one day while he's out hunting. Cleek has dark, cruel secrets and he will now add one more. He will capture the Woman, lock her in his cellar, and attempt to tame her, with the help of his wife and children. But very soon the question will become: Who is more savage, the hunter or the prey?

Designing Experiments for the Social Sciences

Designing Experiments for the Social Sciences
Author: Renita Coleman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN: 1506377335
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Experiments for the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

Designing Experiments for the Social Sciences: How to Plan, Create, and Execute Research Using Experiments is a practical, applied text for courses in experimental design. The text assumes that students have just a basic knowledge of the scientific method, and no statistics background is required. With its focus on how to effectively design experiments, rather than how to analyze them, the book concentrates on the stage where researchers are making decisions about procedural aspects of the experiment before interventions and treatments are given. Renita Coleman walks readers step-by-step on how to plan and execute experiments from the beginning by discussing choosing and collecting a sample, creating the stimuli and questionnaire, doing a manipulation check or pre-test, analyzing the data, and understanding and interpreting the results. Guidelines for deciding which elements are best used in the creation of a particular kind of experiment are also given. This title offers rich pedagogy, ethical considerations, and examples pertinent to all social science disciplines.

White Coat Wisdom

White Coat Wisdom
Author: Stephen J. Busalacchi
Publsiher: Apollo's Voice, LLC
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0979422205
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Coat Wisdom Book Excerpt:

White Coat Wisdom is about extremely accomplished professionals who've found true fulfillment in life through service to others. In hearing these doctors explain how they achieved this, readers learn about medicine and how we can better our own lives, and those of our families.

Duda

Duda
Author: Raúl Romero Havaux
Publsiher: Palibrio
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 1463390459
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duda Book Excerpt:

Mexico, 1970. The world celebrates its first three time World Cup champion. Gabriel, however, has little to celebrate. Brazil, 2013. Duda, a successful sports marketing executive, is called to a meeting that will change his life. Sofia, his love of many years, and Edson, his friend and star/captain of the Brazilian national team take the news in very distinct ways when Duda calls and proposes something that will change the soccer world forever. FIFA and sponsors are not enthusiastic, but little by little Duda finds allies and his idea takes shape. Meanwhile, Natalija, an attractive and successful independent journalist has moved to Rio to follow a lead on the story of another prize that will be disputed at the World Cup. Everything is on track until Duda travels to Mexico City. Brazil, June 12, 2014. After the inauguration ceremony, Brazils national team takes the pitch and on TV all one can see are thousands of shimmers of light Natalija smiled because she knew that he knew that she knew about soccer. She smiled because he looked at her like in that way, on this beautiful May afternoon, on this beautiful terrace next to the ocean, and she was sharing this moment with a beautiful man who not only knew about soccer, and knew that she knew about soccer, but who was so interested in her that he said nothing about it. She smiled because it had been so long since she had been in the presence of a man she was interested in; she had felt it the moment they met, even though he was exactly the opposite of her type. He drives a Porsche for Christs sake! she had thought playfully.

Battlefield Commission

Battlefield Commission
Author: Curt Munson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 1504971817
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battlefield Commission Book Excerpt:

Idealistic Marine Charlie McDowell represents the third generation of his family to serve his country in time of war. But after two years in combat, Charlie has a battlefield commission and wound so serious it threatens to waylay his military career. He’s forced to return home to conquer the rehabilitation that stands in the way of his return to active duty. While there, he also plans to finish his education and reconcile with the girl he loves. Before any of that can happen, though, Charlie is rocked by trauma-related depression, nightmares, and hallucinations that threaten to turn him into an emotional as well as physical cripple. He realizes he must learn to deal with the horror of what he has seen and done overseas. Charlie’s fight to recover also demands he survive his new commanding officer—a bitter man with an old score to settle who seems determined to drive Charlie from the service. From the battlefield, to the bedroom, to the halls of academia, Charlie McDowell is a man of his time and so much more, but can he conquer his own demons to become the hero of his aspirations?

Wicked Bronze Ambition

Wicked Bronze Ambition
Author: Glen Cook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 1101626399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Bronze Ambition Book Excerpt:

Garrett is a human detective in the fantastical city of TunFaire. And now he’s getting tangled up in the worst sort of laws... In-laws. Garrett is set to stow his wandering heart with his fiancée, Strafa Algarda. But for Garrett, even true love comes with its share of headaches—namely, the Algarda family. Strafa’s family needs Garrett’s unique skills in the worst way. Rumors are spreading that someone is organizing a Tournament of Swords—a brutal contest that magically compels the children of sorcerers to battle until only one is left alive. The winner will absorb the power from those he has killed and thus become a demigod. Strafa and her family want to protect her daughter, Kevans, from being forced to take part in the lethal contest...and they’ve asked Garrett to find out who is organizing the tournament and nip it in the bud. The only problem is that finding the culprit is most likely impossible. But the Algardas are used to getting what they want....

A Hundred Billion Ghosts

A Hundred Billion Ghosts
Author: DM Sinclair
Publsiher: DMS Print
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hundred Billion Ghosts Book Excerpt:

A man who lost his own body. The world's worst detective. Sugar frosted cereal. And every ghost ever. "This is a great story that started out funnier than heck then sucked me into the mystery. I could not put it down." - JBronder Book Reviews "Laced with poignancy, humor and loads of twists and turns. D.M. Sinclair has written a novel that I for one know I will read time and time again, and never get tired of it." - Rachel Reads The ghosts of every human who ever died just became visible. And they seem like they're going to hang around, maybe forever. If you had a chance to try out being one of them for a while, would you take it? Ryan Matney did. It didn't go well. Now he wants his body back. Except that somebody stole it, and will do anything to make sure he never finds it. With the help of a private detective who has never solved a case and a scientist with very little faith in science, Ryan haunts across the ghost-infested world trying to track down his missing body. He has just ten days to get back into it, or be obliterated.... forever. Also, he missed breakfast. That's less of a problem. But still a problem. A "hilarious and compelling" paranormal comedy thriller with "just the right balance of humor, poignancy, and twists".