Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781471105340
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 480

Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.

Publisher : Delacorte Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780440338666
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Features a new introduction on the origins of the Will Trent novels and Undone’s place in the series In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil. In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.… Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work. In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.

Publisher : MIT Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780262529495
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 260

A theoretical integration of science and technology studies and social movement studies that finds both common ground and “undone” research. As the fields of social movement studies (SMS) and science and technology studies (STS) have diversified in topical focus, they have moved closer to each other. SMS has turned toward the study of nonstate targets and institutionalized repertoires of action, just as STS has turned to expertise and publics. In Undone Science, David Hess argues that a theoretical integration of core concepts in the two fields is now possible, and he presents just such a synthesis. Hess focuses on industrial transition movements—mobilized counterpublics of activists, advocates, entrepreneurs, and other agents of change—and examines several areas of common ground between the two fields relevant to these movements. His account reveals the problem of “undone science”—areas of research potentially valuable to the goals of industrial transition movements that have been systematically ignored. Each chapter begins with a problem in SMS, discusses the relevant STS literature, describes new concepts and findings that have emerged, and offers applications to examples that range from nanotechnology and climate science denialism to conflicts based on race, class, and gender. Topics include the epistemic dimension of the political opportunity structure, networks of counterpublic knowledge, and regime resistance in industrial transition.

Publisher : Rebecca Shea Author LLC
Category : Fiction
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 294

From USA Today Best Selling Author Rebecca Shea. Undone is a companion novel to Unbreakable and is book 2 in the Unbreakable series. I’ve found it’s easier to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn’t need me—but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don’t know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I’ve left untouched—undone. As she chips away at the walls I’ve built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love—forever.

Publisher : JB Schroeder, LLC
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781943561063
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 338

Maxine’s inner circle hides a disturbed killer… When Maxine Ricci’s models are brutally murdered, she’s convinced a serial killer is targeting her New York agency. She’ll do whatever it takes to safeguard her people—even if that means hiring bodyguard Shane O’Rourke. He alone understands the demands of the fashion world, because he used to be one of Max’s top models—until she fired him. Reeling from a lawsuit that could tank his private security firm, Shane's got no choice but to accept Max’s offer. Unfortunately, the logistics of the job are a nightmare—as is the forced proximity to the sexiest, most challenging woman he's ever known. Despite Max’s number one rule not to date anyone she works with, soon she and Shane are as tangled up as the killer’s mind. By the time they realize Max is the madman’s ultimate obsession—it might be too late for Shane to protect her. Can they find and stop the killer before everything they’ve built comes undone? This is a sexy, urban, workplace romantic suspense with the delicious forced proximity of a bodyguard/woman in danger trope. With a killer hiding in plain sight, a straight-talking Jewish Italian businesswoman heroine, and a protective Irish boxer hero, there’s a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline and emotion on every page! Undone is a stand-alone read, as well as Book 3 in JB’s award-winning Unlikely Series, where evil lurks in the most unlikely places. Also available: #1 Unhinged #2 Uncovered JB Schroeder is known for fast-paced, emotional romantic suspense with shocking twists! Awards: 2019 NJRW Golden Leaf Award Winner for Romantic Suspense 2019 NJRW Golden Leaf Award Winner for Best Book by a NJ Author 2019 OKRWA International Digital Award ~ 2nd Place in the Novel Suspense Category 2019 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense ~ Single Title Finalist Reviews: “This series is a winner! It’s the up all night, edge of your seat, just one more chapter kind of romantic suspense you love. With buried secrets, hidden agendas, and cunning villains, Schroeder deftly creates peril that our smart heroine and protective hero can only escape together. Undone’s steamy serial killer suspense twists through urban NYC and will have you looking over your shoulder. Evil is just around the corner for this bodyguard hero and the independent woman he must protect at all cost.” ~Savannah Kade, Maggie Award-winning Author of Dark Falls Romantic Suspense “Every single time I finish one of [JB’s] books I proclaim it my favorite, AND HER BEST. This author gets better and better with every book. Great characters, twisted plots and edge of your seat drama. Dark, disturbing and delish. Her killers are so creepy, and her hero & heroine so... Such a fast paced rush...I highly recommend diving into a book by this awesome author.” ~Maureen, Bitch Can Write A Book “I am never disappointed when I pick up a book by JB Schroeder. She builds a suspenseful tale with twists and turns at every corner. Her writing is filled with authentic details that draws the reader right into the story. I felt Max's pain and lust right along with her. Schroeder's tightly woven story will keep the reader guessing until the very end. The romance will steam up your pages making you want more. I was sorry to see the story end. Don't miss the chance to read this book!” ~Stacey Wilk, Romantic Suspense Author “Another romantic thriller by my fav author!!! I love the characters and steamy tension, the villain never disappoints and there’s always a crazy twist! JB delivers realistic suspense wrapped up in a love story that you can’t get enough of!! While I couldn’t read fast enough I’m now so sad the book is over! I’m always wanting more of her delicious story telling! This book is a gift from cover to cover.” ~Stephanie S., Reviewer “This is definitely a non-stop read straight from the start! The angst of the brewing sexual tension, as well as trying to figure out whodunit will keep you glued to the end. And the end....let's just say I didn't see THAT coming!” ~Mimi L., Reviewer “Undone is exceptional! It is mystery, crime, drama and romance written masterfully. Intriguing and engaging from the first chapter to the last!” ~Paul M, Reviewer “The suspense builds leading you to at first believe some one could be the killer. Once again suspicion is drawn off to a fine PSYCHLOGICAL ENDING.” ~John C., Reviewer . . . . . . . . . . . . Fans of JB Schroeder’s romantic suspense are also reading books by: Rebecca Zanetti, Debra Webb, Toni Anderson, Laura Griffin, Lynn Raye Harris, Kat Martin, Lilliana Hart, Blake Pierce, Christie Craig, Janie Crouch, Trish Loye, Charlee James, Barb Warner Deane, Laylea Cross, Diane Benefiel, Misty Evans, Cynthia Eden, Barbara Freethy, Kathleen Brooks, Kelsey Browning, Karen Robards, Alison Kent, Sybil Bartel, Rachel Grant, Debbie Baldwin, Dawn Altieri, Patricia Eddy, Alex Grayson, Morgan James, Karen Rose, Katie Reus, Jill Sanders Topics: romantic suspense, romance action and adventure, romantic thriller, shocking twists, fast-paced, edge of your seat, couldn’t put it down, justice served, emotional contemporary romance, psychological elements, crime, mystery and suspense, contemporary romance series, new beginnings romance, starting over, fresh start, new path, second chance romance, second chance at love, workplace romance, working together, gritty romance, real romance, real love, true love, murder, investigation, serial killer, disturbed killer, woman in danger, woman in peril, past secrets, past threats, buried secrets, emotional journey, emotional romance, heartfelt romance, swoon-worthy romance, make your heart race romance, award-winning romance, award-winning author, full-length romance, urban romance, big city romance, new York city romance, California spa retreat, willing to take a chance, happily ever after, no cliffhanger, love and loss, strong heroine, independent heroine, woman business owner, modeling agency, models, close proximity, close quarters, protective hero, executive protection security agency, bodyguard hero, irish hero, small business owner, love hate, jilted, opposites attract, past hurt, past love, trust, redemption.

Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781593255626
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 64

In this book, beloved speaker Fr. Mike Schmitz unfolds the mystery of brokenness. He reminds us that we have been fought for by a God who wants us as we are, not as we should be or hope to be. The Lord’s will for us is to find our identity in him and to thrive, living the life he has given us.

Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Category : History
ISBN : 9781451464726
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 506

Decades after the Holocaust, many assume that the churches in Germany resisted the Nazi regime. In fact, resistance was exceptional. Almost all Germans were Christians, and almost all Christians in Germany stood by, becoming intentionally or unintentionally complicit in Nazi policies and practices. In the early 1930s, a movement emerged within German Protestantism with the aim of fully integrating Nazi ideology, German national identity, and Christian faith. The Deutsche Christen, or "German Christians," as they were called, interpreted the Christian faith and the role of the church in society in service of the Nazi revolution. They married centuries-old Christian anti-Judaism to the Nazis' racial antisemitism and sought to eradicate all traces of Judaism from Christianity. The German Christian publication program, designed to advance their ideology, included books and pamphlets, radio talks and speeches, as well as liturgies and retranslations of Scripture. For the first time in English, Mary M. Solberg presents a selection of representative documents of the German Christians. Her introduction to the volume sets the historical context of the movement and offers short introductions to each of the specific readings. The collection includes key responses critical of the German Christians by Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, among others. Book jacket.

Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781635555639
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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London Craft has exactly the life she wants. She’s a successful artist with a hot line of edgy clothing and merchandise she sells from her boutique, Hell in a Handbasket. Along with her incredible chosen family, she’s in a loving relationship with Reggie, her girlfriend of six years. When Reggie blindsides London with a public marriage proposal, London freezes. She’s never wanted anything traditional, let alone marriage. When Reggie leaves her, she thinks things can’t possibly get worse, until she receives the call that her estranged mother has died. Suddenly, she’s catapulted into contact with the family she hasn’t seen in nearly twenty years. After her mother’s funeral, London discovers a letter she wrote to her future self as part of a school project when she was ten years old. Face-to-face with her childhood ideals and the drastically different life she’s built, London must find her way to the future—and love—she truly wants.

Publisher : Harvard University Press
Category : History
ISBN : 9780674248724
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 465

A new history of how one of the Renaissance’s preeminent cities lost its independence in the Italian Wars. In 1499, the duchy of Milan had known independence for one hundred years. But the turn of the sixteenth century saw the city battered by the Italian Wars. As the major powers of Europe battled for supremacy, Milan, viewed by contemporaries as the “key to Italy,” found itself wracked by a tug-of-war between French claimants and its ruling Sforza family. In just thirty years, the city endured nine changes of government before falling under three centuries of Habsburg dominion. John Gagné offers a new history of Milan’s demise as a sovereign state. His focus is not on the successive wars themselves but on the social disruption that resulted. Amid the political whiplash, the structures of not only government but also daily life broke down. The very meanings of time, space, and dynasty—and their importance to political authority—were rewritten. While the feudal relationships that formed the basis of property rights and the rule of law were shattered, refugees spread across the region. Exiles plotted to claw back what they had lost. Milan Undone is a rich and detailed story of harrowing events, but it is more than that. Gagné asks us to rethink the political legacy of the Renaissance: the cradle of the modern nation-state was also the deathbed of one of its most sophisticated precursors. In its wake came a kind of reversion—not self-rule but chaos and empire.

Publisher : BQB Publishing
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781952782190
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

Calm Undone is a young adult novel that tackles many of the issues relevant to young people today (feelings of loss, a dawning sense of self, and the awakening of attraction) with a gentle, accepting approach. Seventeen-year-old Tyler wants three things from his summer at the family beach-house: Run along the beach to get ready for cross-country again in the fall. Wander the boardwalk with his cousin Liam. And more importantly, figure out how to move on with his life after his Dad's death from a car crash - one that Tyler survives. But nothing about this summer is right: Running isn't fun anymore. Mom spends hours alone in her room. Liam constantly ditches him to spend time with Melissa --- a girl he met on the beach. Which forces Tyler to spend time alone with Finn, a friend of Melissa's who surfs. At first, he feels abandoned, but Finn is easy going, interested in hearing Tyler talk about running, and the only person in his life that doesn't treat him like the "kid who lost his dad." All of which help Tyler realize that up to now, Dad had been the closest thing he had to a best friend, and in order to move on he has to accept the type of love those left in his life --- Mom, Liam, and even Finn --- have to offer.