Savage Grace

The True Story of a Doomed Family

Author: Natalie Robins,Steven M.L. Aronson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739602X

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 2092

On Friday, 17th November 1972, a shocking crime rocked London. Wealthy American socialite Barbara Baekeland had been stabbed to death in her Chelsea apartment. The man arrested for the murder: her own son. A spellbinding tale of money and madness, incest and matricide, SAVAGE GRACE is the saga of Brooks and Barbara Baekeland - heirs to the Bakelite plastics fortune - and their handsome, gentle son, Tony. Alternately neglected and smothered by his parents, he was finally driven to destroy the whole family in a violent chain of events.Unfolding against a glamorous international background, SAVAGE GRACE tells the doomed Baekelands' story through remarkably candid interviews, private letters and diaries, as well as confidential hospital and prison records. A true-crime classic, it exposes the harrowing truth behind the envied lives of the rich.

Savage Grace

A Journey in Wildness

Author: Jay Griffiths

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619025116

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 1670

Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the “sea gypsy” Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un-chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universe—Earth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Water—because her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far-flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths’ charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.

Savage Grace

Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe

Author: Andrew Harvey,Carolyn Baker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153203055X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 427

In the boldest and most daring book either author has ever written, Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker confront us with the life and death reality of the global crisis and the fact that four crucial strategies must be employed not only to survive the dark night, but to inhabit our bodies and our lives with passionate authenticity, honesty, vigilance, community, compassion, and service. These strategies are Reconnection, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration. Deep and unprecedented reconnection with self, others, and Earth must be our mission, regardless of the outcome. Distinguishing between problems which have solutions and predicaments which can only be responded to, Harvey and Baker articulate precisely how we have arrived at this unprecedented juncture and offer strategies of resistance against the fundamental enemies of humanity and the Earth. Such a response demands of us something far deeper than what conventional religions and visions of activism call for--nothing less than living and acting from the Sacred Self, both without illusion and totally committed to compassion and justice even, if necessary, in hopeless situations. With Trump, its as if the Titanic has hit the iceberg. We are the passengers. The only question before us, and before the whole world, is how we stop the ripping of our hull. The original Titanic sunk due to human arrogance. There is still time for us to save ourselves with the power of humility, resistance and renewal. This book offers a compelling and profound pathway for human survival after hitting the iceberg. Jim Garrison, Founder and President of Ubiquity University. A powerful manual for a spiritual revolution! Read it, pray it, reflect on it, and then start acting on it...because the future of the world depends on it. Adam Bucko, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism

The Savage Grace

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1512401900

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3309

Grace's life is a mess. Daniel is still a werewolf, Talbot can't be trusted, and Caleb is still out there. With Sirhan's impending death, war seems imminent. Will Grace give in to the wolf to save her family? What will happen to Daniel . . . and can their love survive one last test?

Urbat. Gefährliche Gnade

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800057269


Page: 441

View: 7499

Grace Divine glaubt, Daniel für immer verloren zu haben. Doch eventuell gibt es noch eine Chance, seinen Mondstein wiederzufinden und ihn ins menschliche Leben zurückzuholen. Dafür muss Grace an den Ort der letzten grossen Schlacht zurückkehren. Gleichzeitig neigt sich das Leben des Alphas Sirhan seinem Ende entgegen. Die Entscheidung darüber, wer dem Rudel in Zukunft vorstehen soll, ist alles andere als geklärt. Caleb greift nach der Macht, doch auch der undurchschaubare Talbot hat sein letztes Wort noch nicht gesprochen. Welche Überraschungen hält das Schicksal für Grace und Daniel noch bereit?

Savage Grace

Author: Cassie Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843946666

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 7336

When Cherokee warrior Standing Wolf is rescued by Shylee, a beautiful red-headed woman, they soon realize that their destiny is to be with one another

A Savage Grace

Author: Velda Brotherton

Publisher: Shannon Press

ISBN: 9781633730991


Page: 294

View: 3145

Eric Adair will spend the remainder of his life in the Institute for The Criminally Insane, convicted of thirteen barbarous murders, including his pregnant wife. But he is not alone. An ancient demon possesses Eric's soul, has spent years twisting the young man's mind to satisfy his own evil whims... Urges that have gone long unsated with incarceration. Now the demon desires a new soul to corrupt. His target is Lenore Maine, a beautiful young woman who believes madness runs in her family. Will Lenore succumb to the horrors of possession? Or does she alone possess the strength to bring an end to the demon's long reign of terror?

Savage Grace and Love Potions

Author: Alana Valentine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977550203

Category: Aphrodisiacs

Page: 167

View: 597

In Savage Grace an American HIV specialist, Dr Tex Cladakis, meets bioethics professor Robert Bavaro. They clash over ethical issues, but despite or perhaps because of this, a passionate sexual affair develops between them. In Love Potions, three couples negotiate their way into intimacy, aided by tea, wine and chocolate. More than a celebration of the nexus between sex and food, these clever, short plays are tender and passionate glimpses of human nature at its most vulnerable.

My Only Saving Grace

Author: Vincent.D.Malone

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463001630

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

View: 5522

Harold Pullman, a quiet, ordinary, married man, whose life unexpectedly becomes embroiled in the seedy underbelly of the criminal underworld. On a council estate in a fictional English northern town, Harold's life is turned upside down following the kidnapping of his wife, and the ensuing desperate chase to rescue her. A darkly humorous novel about life, love, lies and deceit, entwining a cast of quirky, strange, psychotic and dangerous characters that inhabit the gritty Chesham Council Estate.

Urbat - Der verlorene Bruder


Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5166

Grace hat das größte Opfer gebracht, um Daniel zu heilen – sie hat ihre Seele in die Klauen des Wolfes gelegt. Nun muss sie ein Hund des Himmels werden. Auf der Suche nach ihrem abtrünnigen Bruder Jude kommt sie dem mysteriösen Talbot näher. Der Wolf in ihr wächst und sie entfremdet sich von Daniel. Sich des dunklen Weges, den sie einschlägt, nicht bewusst genießt Grace ihre neuen Fähigkeiten – und bemerkt nicht, dass ein alter Feind tödliche Fallen auslegt ... »Biss«-Fans müssen nicht verzweifeln! Es gibt noch andere spannende Fantasyromane, die von magischen Wesen und Liebe über alle Grenzen hinweg erzählen. Stiftung Lesen

Saving Grace

Author: Michele Paige Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941145265

Category: Love stories

Page: 388

View: 9676

From Whitney Award Winning Author, Michele Paige Holmes, comes SAVING GRACE, a regency romance from the Hearthfire Romance series: After the death of her grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace Thatcher wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. Her father's debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister, Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father's choosing. As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland-and provides inspiration for her grandest plan yet-one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage. Too late Grace regrets her rash actions when her father's last choice, Mr. Samuel Preston, proves to be a gentleman and a friend. But Samuel is the sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, the man responsible for her "ruin." Now instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men-each with his own agenda.

Saving Grace - Bis dein Tod uns scheidet


Author: B.A. Paris

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641169232

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7190

Niemand glaubt dir. Niemand hilft dir. Du gehörst ihm ... Grace und Jack Angel sind das perfekte Paar. Die dreiunddreißigjährige Grace ist warmherzig, liebevoll, bildhübsch. Jack sieht gut aus, ist charmant und kämpft als renommierter Anwalt für die Rechte misshandelter Frauen. Aber sollte man Perfektion jemals trauen? Warum zum Beispiel kann Grace auf Dinnerpartys so viel essen und nimmt doch niemals zu? Warum umgibt ein hoher Zaun Jacks und Graces wunderschönes Haus? Doch wenn man Grace danach fragen möchte, stellt man fest, dass sie nie allein ist. Denn Jack ist immer – wirklich immer – an ihrer Seite ...

Sacred Waiting

Waiting on God in a World that Waits for Nothing

Author: David Timms

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441204721

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 2628

In a world that waits for nothing, Sacred Waiting helps readers learn to wait on God. David Timms challenges believers to be attentive to God as were the faithful from Noah to David, from Paul to John--and all the saints in between. He demonstrates that their best moments arose from God's timing, not their own. In the process he reveals deep, transforming truths for those who want to go deeper into their relationship with God. Grounded in the stories of Scripture and everyday illustrations, Sacred Waiting explores a vital yet often neglected or misunderstood spiritual discipline.

alias Grace


Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9526

Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Gun Love

Author: Jennifer Clement

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758934

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 5804

Seit ihrer Geburt lebt Pearl im Auto, sie vorne, ihre Ausreißer-Mutter auf der Rückbank. Vierzehn Jahre stehen die beiden jetzt schon am Rande eines Trailerparks irgendwo in Florida. Draußen vor der Windschutzscheibe ist die Welt den Waffen verfallen: Kinder wachsen mit Pistolen statt Haustieren auf, Schießübungen immer und überall, mal Alligatoren, mal den Fluss, mal Polizisten im Visier, und sonntags sitzt man beim Gottesdienst mit der geschulterten Schrotflinte in der ersten Reihe. Doch im Ford Mercury wirken andere Kräfte, hier lernt Pearl das Träumen. Bis mit Eli ein Mann auftaucht, der das Herz der Mutter stielt ... Gun Love liest sich wie ein Trip. Jennifer Clement schreibt vom Band zwischen Mutter und Tochter und dem Waffenwahnsinn ihrer Heimat, sie erzählt in strahlenden Bildern eine Geschichte, in der Liebe und Gewalt, Magie und Fakt, Sorge und Freude haltlos ineinander fallen. Das literarische Stimmungsbild einer ganzen Nation.

Saving Grace

Author: John Cheeseman

Publisher: Banner of Truth

ISBN: 9780851517728

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 1392

Who turns the key in the locked door of the human heart? Is it God or man? John Cheeseman shows from Scripture that the only hope is in the grace of a God who actually saves.

Saving Grace

The True Story of a Mother-To-Be, a Deranged Attacker, and an Unborn Child

Author: Sarah Brady,Patrick Crowley,Eric Deters

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425220832

Category: True Crime

Page: 262

View: 9324

In a compelling account, the author describes how, nine months into her pregnancy, she had been lured to another woman's apartment, attacked by a deranged, knife-wielding assailant who wanted to steal her baby, and forced to fight for her life, during which she fatally stabbed her attacker. Reprint.

A Saving Grace

Author: Elizabeth Krueger

Publisher: Silhouette Books

ISBN: 9780373087747

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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