A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.
In the aftermath of Indonesia's economic collapse, Chinese women are targeted by the President's son-in-law's reckless and brutal Special Forces. In an evolving Islamic climate, anti-Chinese sentiment drives the country to the brink of collapse as international interest is heightened by factual, photojournalist accounts, of true stories of survival.
It's early May when a young family out on a forest walk stumble upon a heavily mutliated body. The female corpse is in eerily good condition, and signs of torture are all too visible. Inspector Malin Fors immediately draws parallels between this case and that of Maria Murvall, the young woman who was found raped and brutally beaten in the forest several years ago. Maria has been living as a mute in the local psychiatric hospital ever since the attack, and Malin is haunted by her inability to help her. In the course of her investigation, Malin meets with a psychologist who tells her about another similar case, and suddenly Maria appears to be a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. But what is it that is so terrible it can't be put into words? Malin is determined to find out the truth, no matter where it might take her.
These text are territories, dark forests, places to dwell. Sheets of language superimpose and recurrent words and images begin to fall upon one another like the bricks or sticks of an imagined palace waiting to be explored. Where is this palace? Somewhere on an island between San Francisco, California and Medellin, Columbia. This palace is empty, the builder has left. But one can hear a melody drifting down its halls. If you have a little time, if you are one of the readership's unabashed children, take up your flashlight and enter this attempt to whistle things as they are, simultaneous and spiraling, full of leaves and laughter, women walking doodles in the morning, confusion as fusion considered, and the breeze that lifts us up into the trees.
If you were much of a boy growing up in the Maspeth section of Queens in the late 1930s and 1940s, you had the baseball fever. It seemed contagious, but it struck mostly from within. . . . Often, in later years, when I was writing a long series of books on the game, some well-intended philistine would ask to have explained to him the fascination with baseball. I offered my stock answer: 'If you have to ask the question, you'll never understand the answer.' With this small confession Donald Honig begins his charming memoir of a life devoted to the charms of baseball, including the many great figures of the game he has known in the past half-century. Mr. Honig brings to these tales his characteristic intelligence and wit, a passion for the integrity of the game, and a gift for creating memorable images from little-known episodes as well as those never-to-be-forgotten moments in baseball history.
The stunning new thriller from the author of THE KILLING JAR. Brilliant scientist Dr Grace Adams is close to a breakthrough in her groundbreaking research on GM crops. She hopes her new strain of wheat will bring huge benefits to the starving people of Bangladesh, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. But Grace's involvement in genetically modified foods has made her some dangerous enemies. People prepared to go to any lengths to put an end to her research. Permanently. Realising she's in danger, Grace turns to the one person who can help: her old childhood friend, Sam Copeland, newly appointed director of the European Anti-Terrorist Unit. But, as he tries to protect Grace, Sam begins to fear he may have under-estimated the forces in opposition. What's more, an old enemy from Sam's past has turned up in Garfordshire, where Grace is based. Malkie Collins has his own reasons for descending on the small Highland community. And old scores to settle...
In Don Bredes’s Cold Comfort, Hector Bellevance left Vermont for Harvard, graduated into a job with the Boston Police Department, made detective, married, divorced, accidentally shot his partner during a raid gone bad, and then returned to Vermont because, as Robert Frost famously said, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Now, in The Fifth Season, he’s back in the town of Tipton, growing vegetables for the farmer’s market, dating Wilma Strong, the hotshot reporter for the local paper, and serving as town constable, when Marcel Boisvert—a contrary town father who, as road commissioner, maintains Tipton’s rural thoroughfares—apparently goes berserk. Hector finds the county sheriff shot dead in Marcel’s dooryard and the Tipton town clerk shot dead in her office. Marcel has disappeared. Hector and Wilma and half of the Vermont State Police are looking for Marcel—and looking over their shoulders at the same time. The small town’s history, the complex interrelationships of people whose fathers and grandfathers were friends, and the outlaw independence of such a place all play into a tale of love, betrayal, and one very strange season. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Daman Rathore and Muskaan Goel are not, what one would call, a match made in heaven. They are two dissimilar people fated together! One, a romantic, is in search of her Prince. The other, afraid to love, tries his best to resist being that Prince and fails. Accepting defeat, he chooses to become her Prince and protect his Princess always -but he fails again. When the Princess is in dire need of protection, the Prince, blinded by his fear to love, deserts her. When he realizes his folly it is too late, and the Princess is far out of his reach. To get her back and reclaim his love, the Prince has several intimidating challenges to face. From her determination to never go back to him, to his ego, his temper, and his utter cluelessness of what true love is. On this road to redemption, he has to fight Suvedh, the man completely smitten by the Princess. He has to keep himself away from the dusky socialite Amaira, who with her mysterious aura, captivating eyes, and a body that is every man's sinful fantasy is willing to do anything to own the Prince.
"Very few stories are written by or about speech-language pathologists. Rose has written a gem, a story about a lonely widow, a supportive friend, a passionate lover, a faithful Christian, an involved mother, and a determined individual repurposing her life after tragedy strikes. If you don't understand what a speech-language pathologist does before you read this book, you certainly will when you have finished it. If you are a speech-language pathologist, you'll delight in this story about one of us who helps others regain the ability to communicate at work while she regains her ability to love at home. I can't wait for the sequel " Christy Strole, M.S., CCC/SLP, past president Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Widowed speech-language pathologist Maren Kepple packs her youngest son off to college and decides to set new professional goals. She accepts a contract at a hospital near Chicago, leaves the security of working in the public schools of Edgelawn, and commutes to work She is challenged by patients with medical communication and swallowing disorders and intimidated by hospital politics. She receives support from old friends in Edgelawn, and a young surgeon with a growing interest in medical missions, at the hospital. Maren becomes romantically involved with two men, one in the city and one in her home town. She is unable to make a commitment to either, causing her life to be painfully divided. When her son becomes involved in a cult, a sequence of events transpires that leads her to make decisions that set her on a new course personally and professionally. Native American legend and poetry frame this unforgettable story and give clues about the conclusion. Long after the last page has been turned you will find yourself wondering what these compelling characters are doing now, in the next phase of their lives.
The Fifth Season is a book of poems expressing the circles of life. Sometimes, it's humorous. Sometimes, it's dealing with the ups and downs in our own personal world, and in the faith we need to get through it all. Hope you find the poems enjoyable.