Sometimes the toughest thing to believe in is yourself. The first time Paul Dyson met Robbie Rhodes, they ended up naked in Robbie's bed. The last time they met, on the ice the morning after, Paul punched Robbie in the face and called him something he'd rather not repeat. Two years later, they're teammates and Paul is so deep in the closet he'll need a roadmap to find his way out again. Robbie might be his compass. But to be with Robbie, Paul will have to turn his back on his family and everything he's ever believed in. It's going to take a lot of faith to find their way together in this shiny new world. Country Boy is a love story about figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and how to get there. It contains sweet hockey plays, a 1976 Corvette Stingray, fancy underwear, and the journey of a lifetime.
Author: A. E. Wasp
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ein bitterkalter Wintertag hüllt London in Schnee und Schweigen. Das Klingeln eines Handys durchbricht die gespenstische Stille eines zugefrorenen Sees. Doch niemand antwortet. Nur wenige Zentimeter daneben ragen Finger aus dem Eis ... Acht Monate sind vergangen seit Detective Erika Fosters letztem Einsatz, der in einer Katastrophe endete und ihrem Mann das Leben kostete. Doch es ist an der Zeit, nach vorn zu blicken. Die Tochter einer der mächtigsten Familien Londons wurde ermordet, und Erika setzt alles daran, den Schuldigen zu finden. Während sie noch gegen die Dämonen der Vergangenheit kämpft, rückt sie ins Visier eines gnadenlosen Killers.
Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Als Dreijährige lässt sie einen Steinregen auf ihr Elternhaus niederregnen, weil ihre Mutter ihr in einem Anfall religiösem Wahns nach dem Leben trachtet. Als Sechzehnjährige muss sie einen Augenblick tiefster Demütigung erleben. Schon immer von ihren Mitschülern wegen ihrer scheuen zurückhaltenden Art gehänselt, wird sie auf dem Abschlussball der Schule das Opfer eines bösen Streichs. Schmerz, Enttäuschung, Wut treiben Carrie zum Äußersten, die beseelt und besessen ist von einer unheimlichen Gabe: Mit schierer Kraft ihres Willens entfesselt sie ein Inferno, gegen das die Hölle ein lieblicher Garten Eden ist. Das ist Carrie - beseelt, besessen von einer unheimlichen Gabe mit ungeheurer Tragweite und furchtbaren Folgen.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
The first three books in the five-book Young Adult novel series is available here in one single package. Follow Jack Erickson as he traverses the world of the paranormal with his family and friends, and learns a thing or two about life along the way. All titles are also available separately. Book 1 - Hawthorn Inn: Jack Erikson doesn’t have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he’s unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls. Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn’t begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn. Book 2 - Sanctuary: Adventure and thrills return as Jack Erikson tries to settle down to a calm, relaxing life at Hawthorn Inn. He doesn’t get that time to relax, though, when the inn receives its first guest even before it opens and his mom’s investors arrive just a week before the big Halloween party the inn is hosting. Tensions rise and relationships evolve as Jack is thrown into more mystery and mayhem. Book 3 - Ghost Woods Disembodied screams. Rumors of curses. Hidden wells long forgotten. Those are a few of the mysteries rising from the fog around the Ghost Woods, the stretch of trees surrounding Hawthorn Inn and the small town of Sanctuary. Jack again finds himself the focus of the eerie happenings as he makes new allies and learns more about his strange grandfather. Shadows lengthen and the danger deepens as Jack and his friends try to stay one step ahead of their adversary. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, young adult, teen, historical, past, travel, hero, coming of age, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, occult, secret, demon, devil, holiday, Halloween, ghost, spirit, undead, phantom, poltergeist
Author: Heidi Willard
Publisher: Mac Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Both books of Karen Hood-Caddy’s critically acclaimed Wild Place series are now available in this ebook bundle! Join Robin from the very beginning as she opens her secret animal shelter, The Wild Place, and learns to stand up both for herself and the animals she protects. Shortlisted for the 2012 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the 2012 IODE Violet Downey Book Award "Howl delivers ... introducing young readers to a broad spectrum of ecology, animal rights, and political activism." — Quill & Quire "Howl presents the reader with a map both psychologically and logistically of how young people can grow towards maturity and efficacy within their world." — Resource Links Includes: Howl Can a twelve-year-old make a difference for animals? After moving to a rural town, Robin is depressed. But when her pregnant dog plunges into the frozen lake, she saves the dog and hence the puppies. She begins rescuing wild animals, and soon she’s running an illegal animal shelter. When she’s found out, the town tries to shut her down, and she mounts a campaign to save her shelter. The Truth About Brave Whether saving animals from the cruelty of a factory farm or dealing with her sister’s suspected eating disorder, Robin struggles to choose whether taking action would be heroic ... or going too far. Worried that she’s a wuss compared to her friend Zo-Zo, Robin takes the risk of following her own path, and finds her inner truth and courage.
Howl / The Truth About Brave
Author: Karen Hood-Caddy
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"Gregg Olsen is one of the best."--Allison Brennan "Olsen brings his vast knowledge of the criminal mind to the fictional stage."--Anne Frasier Three bodies, three different towns. Each victim was a sorority girl--pretty, privileged, and brutally murdered. There are no fingerprints, no clues. He is scrupulously careful, craving those exquisite seconds when the light fades from his victim's eyes. But the rush never lasts, and the killing won't stop--not until one special woman has been made to suffer. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's Novels. . . "Grabs you by the throat." --Kay Hooper "Wickedly clever! Genuinely twisted."--Lisa Gardner "As good as it gets."--Lee Child "An irresistible page-turner."--Kevin O'Brien
Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Author: William Shakespeare
What is it like to live and write in Maine? Wesley McNair, Maine's premier anthologist, asked authors who are new to Maine as well as natives to answer this question. They wax lyrical on everything from encounters with neighbors and wildlife to embracing Maine's rich natural landscape, and they take a philosophical look at the state of being in Maine. Among the authors included are Carolyn Chute, Richard Ford, Bill Roorbach, Richard Russo, and Monica Wood.
24 Writers on the Maine Experience
Author: Wesley McNair
Publisher: Down East Books
Category: Literary Collections
Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversions
Author: William Hone
Informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus, and providing an official PET past exam paper from Cambridge ESOL, Complete PET is the most authentic exam preparation course available. Each unit of the Student's Book covers one part of each PET paper and provides thorough exam practice. Grammar and vocabulary exercises target areas that cause most problems for PET candidates, based on data from the Cambridge Learner Corpus, taken from real candidate scripts. The CD-ROM provides additional exam-style practice. A Student's Book without answers with CD-ROM, a Teacher's Book, Workbooks (with and without answers) and Class Audio CDs are also available.
Author: Emma Heyderman,Peter May
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.
Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?” A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy? "Bonnie Calhoun's first Sloane Templeton mystery, Cooking the Books, is one of the most delightful new fiction voices I've read in years. My only complaint--waiting for the sequel. If this book doesn't have you ROFLOL, you'd better check your pulse!"--Jeanette Windle "Bonnie Calhoun's debut novel, Cooking the Books, is as fun and quirky as the author herself. The cast of characters brims with unexpected humor and heart, and Sloane's take on the world around her keeps the reader eagerly turning pages to see what she'll say or do next. I look forward to more Sloane Templeton adventures." Sandra D. Bricker, award-winning author of the Emma Rae Creation series that began with Always the Baker, Never the Bride "What do a gangsta ex-boyfriend, gunslinging grannies, computer hacking, two very unusual books, and the world’s worst chef all have in common? You’ll find them in Bonnie Calhoun’s debut novel, Cooking the Books. It’s a one-of-a-kind a potboiler filled to the brim with plot twists, romance, and humor. A tasty treat for romantic suspense fans." --Rick Acker, author of When the Devil Whistles and Dead Man's Rule "Bonnie S. Calhoun is a master weaver of snarky humor and suspense. Cooking the Books is fast paced, laugh out loud funny with enough suspense to make you shiver. Sloane is an oxymoron: tough as nails on crime and injustice, yet her Aunt Verline and Fifi, her nutty store manager, manipulate her. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation. It's a must read." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket "Bonnie S. Calhoun pens a heroine with snap and pizzazz. Sloane Templeton wonders why an old book is cause for bullets, and whether her refusal to sell her business justifies harrassment. A fast-paced mystery full of colorful characters and a last minute twist--what's not to love?" ~ S. Dionne Moore, Author of Promise Brides, 2010 and 2011 Carol Award Finalist
A Sloane Templeton Mystery
Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun
Publisher: Abingdon Press
"The Big Short" erzählt von der Erfindung einer monströsen Geldmaschine: Ein paar Hedgefond-Manager sehen das katastrophale Platzen der amerikanischen Immobilienblase nicht nur voraus, sondern sie wetten sogar im ganz großen Stil darauf. Den Kollaps des Systems befördern sie unter anderem mittels des sogenannten "shortings", Leerverkäufen von Aktien großer Investmentbanken. Doch zu jeder Wette gehört auf der anderen Seite auch einer, der sie hält. Lewis entlarvt anhand seiner Protagonisten ein System, das sich verselbständigt und mit moralischen Kategorien wie Habgier oder Maßlosigkeit längst nicht mehr zu fassen ist. Der Zusammenbruch der Finanzmärkte, so lernen wir in diesem Buch, war ein kurzer Moment der Vernunft: Der Wahnsinn hatte sich in den Jahren davor abgespielt.
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Political Science
Latham looks at a modern-day exodus through the life of a Christian who makes one mistake after another and finds himself in slavery. He finally breaks free when he discovers a secret parable revealing the answer to his problem and unlocking his chains.
Author: Chuck Latham
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
Wem kannst du trauen, wenn du dir selbst nicht traust? Als Robert Walter, der beliebte Bürgermeister von Amsterdam, auf einem Neujahrsempfang seine Frau dabei beobachtet, wie sie sich angeregt mit seinem Erzfeind und politischen Gegner unterhält, ist ihm sofort klar: Die beiden müssen ein Verhältnis haben. Auch in seinem weiterem Umfeld tun sich plötzlich Abgründe auf, wobei sich nicht sicher sagen lässt, was real ist und was seiner eigenen Phantasie entspringt. Mit scharfem Blick und bissigem Humor zeichnet Herman Koch in seinem neuen Roman das Bild eines Getriebenen, der nicht eher ruht, bis er den Ast, auf dem er sitzt, auch wirklich durchgesägt hat. Robert Walter ist ein erfolgreicher Mann. Er ist Bürgermeister von Amsterdam beliebt, jovial und volksnah. Er ist mit einer Südländerin verheiratet, die beiden haben eine fast erwachsene Tochter. Aber Robert Walter traut dem Glück nicht. Vielleicht trügt ja der schöne Schein? Vielleicht hat Gattin Sylvia eine Affäre? Ausgerechnet mit seinem Konkurrenten, dem sterbenslangweiligen Maarten van Hoogstraten? Robert kann es nicht lassen, immer wieder kreisen seine Gedanken um diese Frage. Jedes noch so kleine Detail im Verhalten seiner Frau und des angeblichen Nebenbuhlers wird geradezu manisch begutachtet und interpretiert. Auch sonst läuft es nicht gerade rund für Robert: Seine hochbetagten Eltern kündigen an, trotz guter Gesundheit selbstbestimmt aus dem Leben zu scheiden, eine Journalistin wühlt in Roberts Vergangenheit und fördert Skandalöses zutage.Von politischen Verstrickungen über Eifersucht und Misstrauen bis hin zu Sterbe-Hilfe: Bestseller-Autor Herman Koch lässt in seinem neuen Roman kein aktuelles Thema, kein gesellschaftliches Tabu aus: ein echter Koch eben. »Herman Koch ist in kürzester Zeit einer meiner Lieblingsautoren geworden.« Stephen KingDer neue Roman des internationalen Bestsellerautors von »Angerichtet« (verfilmt als »Das Dinner« u.a. mit Richard Gere) und »Sommerhaus mit Swimmingpool«
Author: Herman Koch
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
He and Him is an autobiography dealing with both psychology and archaeology in the author's life. He was born during the Great Depression. His parents were an Ohio .farmerette and a man from the Tennessee mountains who had become an alcoholic on moonshine whiskey. It was a dysfunctional family from the start. The mom soon developed very serious emotional problems apparently because she wasn't satisfied with the man whom she had married. When the author was a six-year-old boy she told him that she planned to take him and leave his dad. However, she did the exact opposite and had more kids. Upon adding more offspring to the household; the author, then seven years old, became the victim of terrible physical and emotional abuse, as well as complete neglect. From the age of seven the author had to essentially raise himself. He tried to avoid his parents as much as possible by spending his days in the fields and meadows by himself collecting butterflies, pretty rocks, and looking for prehistoric Indian arrowheads. After finding a few Indian arrowheads on farms in Ohio he started a collection of Indian arrowheads and other artifacts at a very young age. His collection eventually turned into a very renowned private museum as he got a little older. When the author was almost thirteen years old his parents quit farming and started operating their own country store in a different community. Chapter 3 in this book describes life in country stores in Ohio during the 1940s and 1950s. The author lived in such a country store environment until he turned eighteen and went away to college. He was the first of any of his relatives to ever go away to college. His mother furnished him money to attend college, but he did it completely on his own with absolutely no family encouragement or support to get a degree. From "the time that the author started getting educated his mom refused to ever call him by his given name. She only referred to him as either "He or Him." Others in the family soon became full of covetousness towards him because they perceived that he had advantages which they didn't have. Competitive jealousy of others in the household mounted, their believinq that they had to try to outdo the educated member of the family. A long, drawn-out, bitter family war against the author ensued. Disrespect for the author's higher education continued in later years by not only the third generation, but also by in-laws who didn't even know the author when he was in college! After receiving both a BS degree and an MA degree in geology, with a master's thesis dealing with archaeology of Archaic Indian sites near his hometown, the author took a temporary summer job as a national park ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument at Chinle, Arizona. Canyon de Chelly is located in the center of the vast Navajo Indian Reservation. Getting to live and work in such a beautiful natural area was like a dream come true. That first summers work at Canyon de Chelly motivated the author to eventually work as a seasonal park ranger in six other national parks and monuments. After working at Canyon de Chelly for one summer , the author ended up going back to Arizona where he lived for ten more years. He married a woman in Kansas who he hardly even knew, then he went to the University of Arizona where he spent two years working towards a PhD degree. After that, he and his wife spent eight more years back on the Navajo Indian Reservation. During those years on the reservation he taught Navajo Indian children on a substitute teaching certificate. It was a full-time job in the winter. Almost all of his students were Navajo Indians. He taught all grade levels from kindergarten through high school. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of this book are devoted to stories about life in remote areas of the reservation in the 1960s and 1970s. At that time the author's doctor and grocery stores were 145 miles from where he lived. There we
An Archeologist's Story of Domestic Abuse
Author: Claude Britt Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Lewis verknüpft die Biografien der beiden Psychologen Daniel Kahneman und Amos Tversky mit ihren Forschungsarbeiten und zeigt, wie aus ihren Arbeiten eine neue Wissenschaftsdisziplin, die Verhaltensökonomik, entstehen konnte.
Grenzen der Entscheidung oder Eine Freundschaft, die unser Denken verändert hat
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
This text provides comprehensive coverage of American records of the 1950s through to 1975. It contains data on purchases and sales, US discographies for thousands of artists, as well as more than 150,000 listings in an easy-to-use alpha format.
Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Category: Antiques & Collectibles