Download or read In Lonnie s Shadow PDF, written by Chrissie Michaels and published by Ford Street Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-01 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The discovered artifacts from an archaeological dig in Melbourne become the backdrop for this story about a group of teenagers in 1891 who are struggling to make their way in a world that seems to be conspiring against them whichever way they turn. Lonnie McGuinness knows only one thing for sure – there doesn’t seem to be any fairness in life for him or his mates. So he decides to take matters into his own hands. But when does a favour turn into a crime? And when should a secret no longer be kept?
Download or read Shadow of the Moon PDF, written by Asher Lee and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-09-05 with total page 525 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enter a world where every day is like cotton candy; fuzzy, warm, and sweet. Where intoxicating music fills the air, lifting you high above the ground. Where there is magic in the streets, fueling the hearts of those who will accept it. Love, laughter, and unbridled youth are the foundations for NanaYa... Haru and Aki have their innocence left in an open box...waiting for the key.
Download or read Rocks and Bottles PDF, written by E.S. Tasker and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the author sat down and began writing Rocks and Bottles, his thoughts centered around the problems facing our society today. He recognized that there were many within the society who had a tendency to blame one particular segment, our law enforcement, for much of what was going on. Nothing could be further from reality than that belief. Truth be known, our law enforcement, much like our society, isn’t perfect. But without our law enforcement, there would be no society worth having. The demands placed on our police officers today are, at times, excruciating. Theirs is a tough job. It always has been. Yes, occasionally mistakes are made. There is no excuse for those. They are human beings, just like you and me, but with one exception: they are each willing to sacrifice what some refer to as a normal life to protect the lives of others. When reading the various chapters within Rocks and Bottles, it is hoped that you, the reader, will gain a better perspective as to the type of person many officers are and that you will conclude that they are very much like yourself.
Download or read Way Past Dead PDF, written by Steven Womack and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With his cash flow down to a slow drip, times are tight for Nashville gumshoe Harry James Denton. Things are tough all over Music City, U.S.A. And in some instances, they're murder, as Harry finds out the hard way when he lands a case he'd rather not touch. When rising country singer Rebecca Gibson is found viciously beaten to death in her home, a heap of damning evidence points straight to her ex-husband, Slim Gibson -- half of the struggling songwriting team with whom Harry shares office space and an occasional beer. Slim and Rebecca were last seen making beautiful music at a local club just hours before the killing. Yet while probing beneath the sweet harmony, Harry discovers the dark history of a marriage made somewhere south of heaven -- and delves into the cutthroat world of the C&W music business, where deceit, betrayal, passion, and vengeance are sung about . . . and ruthlessly performed. "A rising star among the current crop of American novelists." -- Nashville Banner From the Paperback edition.
Download or read Robogenesis PDF, written by Daniel H. Wilson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The robots are back . . . and this time they are stronger.
Download or read Chain of Fools PDF, written by Steven Womack and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FOOLS RUSH IN. . . I'd done some crazy stuff off-and-on the last couple of years. My life had gone off in some weird directions. But nothing could match yanking a stoned, naked, sick seventeen-year-old girl out of a murder scene and sneaking her off under the nose of the police. Harry James Denton is no fool. But his search for a rich runaway teen, Stacey Jameson, takes him to the seamy and very wild side of Nashville. Nobody's chain lays straight, a friend tells Harry. But Stacey's is especially twisted, with links that lead back to a family filled with secrets. Even a hardboiled P.I. like Harry isn't prepared for what awaits him in the depths of hard-core hell, where only he can save a lost girl before she destroys herself or lets a ruthless murderer do it for her. "Steven Womack has done for male private eye fiction what Grafton and Paretsky did for women operatives in the Eighties, and if you haven't heard of him yet, you will." --Mostly Murder From the Paperback edition.
Download or read In the Shadows PDF, written by Joseph R. Buley and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-02-13 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the memoir of a professional civil engineer practicing within two government entities and twelve construction companies during his career. Joe describes his civil engineer practice working for family-owned construction companies, a major corporation, and the government. Joe traces his practice from a design engineer at Brooks AFB, to a construction engineer at a major mining management company, to construction management positions at several family owned construction companies, to an estimation consultancy at a major government transportation entity. Joe has built successful union operations and a successful merit shop company for respected union contractors. With this experience, he describes the details for building merit shop divisions and the management of the ensuing double breasted operations. Joe describes his consultancy during a troubled construction period of a major transportation agency. Joe places you in his office as he grows a regional heavy, industrial rigging company into a highly respected national industrial constructor. The reader relives with Joe, the execution of the double breasted business model for two respected union contractors. Joe will impart to the reader the excitement of starting a merit shop company and doubling its growth each year. Joe will let the reader relive California labor history as he or she participates in the initial development of the ABC, Southern California parallel craft training programs. Joe will take the reader inside the establishment and growth of a Los Angeles industrial division for a major ENR fifty merit shop constructor, as itrelentlessly drive to become a billion dollar industrial constructor. Joes more than ten years as a construction claims consultant is described as he builds a professional estimation department within a state transportation entity recovering from federal sanctions and experiencing chaotic restructuring. Finally, Joe will describe for the reader the inside baseball of three major lawsuits in which Joe prevailed. One lawsuit, although won, was lost on appeal, due to the appellate court ruling that the intervening change in the law was retroactive.
Download or read Zero Data PDF, written by Charles Saphro and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-11-23 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All the intricate, electronic witchery of the 21st century could not pin guilt on fabulous Lonnie Raichi, the irreproachable philanthropist. But Jason, the cop, was sweating it out ... searching for that fourth and final and all-knowing rule that would kn
Download or read The Away Place PDF, written by Ruth Tiger and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2012-07-12 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Away Place by author Ruth Tiger is the poignant story of a special bond between John, a man with Down Syndrome, and an idealist doctoral student, Sarah Richardson. In the turbulent 1970’s, a death-bed confession by Sarah’s mother spurs Sarah to become an activist for protecting the rights of intellectually challenged adults. Sarah founds a group home for previously institutionalized severely disabled adults who move into her start-up facility with little preparation for living in the outside world. Sarah finds herself drawn to John, an especially sensitive and gentle man who grew up in the institution never knowing his family. When tragedy strikes the group home, Sarah is spurred to discover secrets about her mother’s past. What happened to her mother that will bring Sarah’s past, present, and future to full circle?Tiger writes with amazing clarity, shifting throughout her narration between John’s and Sarah’s perspectives. Through these vastly differing lenses, the reader experiences the world of those with disabilities in unexpected and intriguing ways. Tiger’s brilliant novel is rich with emotion, complex characters, and a dramatic ending that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book.
Download or read White Lies PDF, written by Julie Salamon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-19 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: White Lies is the eloquent story of one woman’s narrow escape from the confusion of her time. With insight and humor, White Lies follows Jamaica’s struggle for survival and integrity in an age of anxiety as she tries to reconcile herself to the overwhelming inauthenticity she feels in the face of her mother and father’s lives. Dr. and Mrs. Just came to America from the death camps of Europe and secluded themselves in the Bible Belt, determined to shield their daughters from the horror they had survived. They wanted to live and to forget—but that wasn’t always possible. Sometimes the fierceness and the pain were revealed but never explained. Only with the unintentional assistance of an intimate stranger does Jamaica begin to grasp how her parents were able to make peace with their past.
Download or read In Lonnie s Shadow PDF, written by Chrissie Edwards and published by Ford Street Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A multi-layered, young adult novel set in 1890's Melbourne that examines and answers the questions when does a favor become a crime, and when should a secret no longer be kept.
Download or read Shadow and Substance PDF, written by Rudine Sims and published by National Council of Teachers. This book was released on 1982 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this monograph is to provide classroom teachers, librarians, and teacher educators in the field of children's literature with information that will enable them to make better informed selections of recent literature for and about Afro-Americans. The first chapter of the work places contemporary realistic fiction about Afro-Americans in a sociocultural and historical context, while the second chapter discusses the "social conscience" books that are written primarily to help whites know the condition of blacks in the United States. The third chapter reviews "melting pot" books that were written for both blacks and whites on the assumption that both groups need to be informed that nonwhite children are exactly like other American children--except for their skin color. The fourth chapter examines "culturally conscious" books that were written for Afro-American readers and that attempt to reflect both the uniqueness and the universal humaneness of the Afro-American experience from the perspective of an Afro-American child or family. The fifth chapter presents a brief overview of the work of five Afro-American writers who have made significant contributions to children's fiction since 1965, and the final chapter summarizes the current status of children's fiction about Afro-Americans and suggests some areas yet to be covered in fictional works. (FL)
Download or read Be Still My Soul PDF, written by Joanne Bischof and published by Multnomah. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Night’s chill tickled her skin. Lonnie pressed her hands together and glanced up. He was even more handsome up close. Having grown up the shy, awkward daughter of Joel Sawyer, she’d hardly spoken to any boy, let alone the one who had mothers whispering warnings in their daughter’s ears and fathers loading shotguns. Pretty Lonnie Sawyer is shy and innocent, used to fading into the background within her family, and among the creeks and hollows of the Appalachian hills. Though her family is poor and her father abusive, she clings to a quiet faith. But when handsome ladies’ man and bluegrass musician Gideon O’Riley steals a kiss, that one action seals her fate. Her father forces her into a hasty marriage with Gideon—a man she barely knows and does not love. Equally frustrated and confused by his new responsibilities, Gideon yearns for a fresh start, forcing Lonnie on an arduous journey away from her home in Rocky Knob. Her distant groom can’t seem to surrender his rage at the injustice of the forced matrimony or give Lonnie any claim in his life. What will it take for Gideon to give up his past, embrace Lonnie’s God, and discover a hope that can heal their two fractured hearts? Gideon only ever cared about himself. Now that Lonnie is his wife, will he ever be worthy of her heart?
Download or read When Nighttime Shadows Fall PDF, written by Diane Michael Cantor and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2017-11-30 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young social worker from Atlanta struggles to gain the trust of pregnant teens in rural Appalachia in this novel by the author of The Poisoned Table. In the early 1970s, Laura Bauer decides to leave college and head fifty miles north of her comfortable Atlanta home to manage a federally funded project aiding pregnant teenagers from the back roads of Appalachia. Almost as young as her clients, Laura is immediately confronted with—and almost overwhelmed by—a variety of young women in desperate circumstances, having no other source of prenatal care. When Nighttime Shadows Fall portrays the world of these girls with compassion, hardscrabble humor, and reverence for their families’ capacities to prevail despite hardships. Among the characters are Mavis, a defiant, tough-as-nails preacher’s daughter; Lisa, a victimized thirteen-year-old; Nell, a shy girl who is constantly berated by her domineering mother; and self-conscious Mandy, whose proud husband, twice her age, detests any form of charity. As an outsider whose urban upbringing is vastly different from those of her clients, Laura must win their trust and overcome her own inexperience and the magnitude of the need she finds. The novel follows Laura as she struggles to locate her clients during their first trimesters, when they are still eligible for the project’s services but often trying to conceal their pregnancies. As she overcomes their suspicions and tries to help them during those first critical months, Laura comes to realize she has prepared at least a few of them to open doors to their unexpected futures, just as they have helped her find the determination to face her own. When Nighttime Shadows Fall movingly portrays Laura’s clients as they search for love from boyfriends, husbands, and babies. Some find it, but ultimately, through powerful revelations, their strength comes from within. “I read When Nighttime Shadows Fall and was transported—first to the city where I was raised and, later, to the region where I began my career. Diane Michael Cantor’s touching portrait of Lauren Bauer is a call for compassion and a reminder of how much most of us take for granted every day.” —Allen Mendenhall, editor, Southern Literary Review “Cantor comes from the wide-awake lineage of writers Grace Paley and John Dos Passos, and we need more stories like this.” —Cynthia Shearer, author of The Wonder Book of the Air and The Celestial Jukebox
Download or read Torch Town Boogie PDF, written by Steven Womack and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-06-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EDGAR AWARD winning author Steven Womack... In book two of the P.I. Harry James Denton series, Harry finds his next case across the street, when a magnificent mansion in the funky part of town is torched. The blaze has all the earmarks of a local firebug, but this time someone is murdered. The bludgeoned and left-to-burn victim was a well-known psychotherapist...and the man that Harry's ex-wife, Lanie, was about to marry. Thanks to the doctor's will, which leaves a chunk of money to his fiancee, the cops think Lanie is the killer. It's up to Harry to match wits with the match-flicking maniac before his ex goes up the river...and more lives go up in flame.... From the Paperback edition.
Download or read The Green River Trail PDF, written by Ralph Compton and published by St. Martin's Paperbacks. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year was 1853. For handful of cowboys turned California Gold Rushers, it was time to go home. Then Lonnie Kilgore and his fellow Texans met Western legend and former mountain man Jim Bridger, who told them of a lush range waiting to be claimed in northern Utah. Now, the Texans have purchased land on the Green river and come to San Antonio to gather up some longhorns. But with Indian trouble, law trouble, and woman trouble along for the ride, the cowboys are finding out the truth about this paradise: to live on land you bought and paid for, you have to be willing to die...
Download or read Walker Percy s Voices PDF, written by Michael Kobre and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Walker Percy's novels are fraught with characters struggling toward a destiny and purpose in life who must sort through conflicting inner voices and the voices of family, friends, therapists, and mentors until they finally find their own paths. Through trial, error, and retrial, Percy's characters continuously reinvent themselves, struggling until they reach solutions, satisfaction, and maturity. In this multifaceted work, Michael Kobre analyzes Walker Percy's major fiction works--The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome--in terms of the Russian philosopher and literary scholar Mikhail Bakhtin's critical theory. Kobre begins with an introduction to Percy's view of language and consciousness and a clear, accessible explanation of Bakhtin's ideas. His subsequent discussion of the novels connects each work in turn with Percy's advancing career and explores the deepening conflict in Percy's fiction between his desire to express his own religious and moral beliefs and his commitment to the essential freedom of his art--the play of many voices in his narratives.