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Where Women Are Kings PDF Book By Christie Watson

Where Women Are Kings

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 1590517105
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Page : 265 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 696 Readers
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From the award-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, the story of a young boy who believes two things: that his Nigerian birth mother loves him like the world has never known love, and that he is a wizard Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behavior. Taken away from his birth mother, a Nigerian immigrant in England, Elijah is moved from one foster parent to the next before finding a home with Nikki and her husband, Obi. Nikki believes that she and Obi are strong enough to accept Elijah’s difficulties—and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son. They care deeply for Elijah and, in spite of his demons, he begins to settle into this loving family. But as Nikki and Obi learn more about their child’s tragic past, they face challenges that threaten to rock the fragile peace they’ve established, challenges that could prove disastrous.

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away PDF Book By Christie Watson

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 159051467X
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 151 Readers
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Winner of the 2011 Costa First Novel Award When their mother catches their father with another woman, twelve year-old Blessing and her fourteen-year-old brother, Ezikiel, are forced to leave their comfortable home in Lagos for a village in the Niger Delta, to live with their mother’s family. Without running water or electricity, Warri is at first a nightmare for Blessing. Her mother is gone all day and works suspiciously late into the night to pay the children’s school fees. Her brother, once a promising student, seems to be falling increasingly under the influence of the local group of violent teenage boys calling themselves Freedom Fighters. Her grandfather, a kind if misguided man, is trying on Islam as his new religion of choice, and is even considering the possibility of bringing in a second wife. But Blessing’s grandmother, wise and practical, soon becomes a beloved mentor, teaching Blessing the ways of the midwife in rural Nigeria. Blessing is exposed to the horrors of genital mutilation and the devastation wrought on the environment by British and American oil companies. As Warri comes to feel like home, Blessing becomes increasingly aware of the threats to its safety, both from its unshakable but dangerous traditions and the relentless carelessness of the modern world. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is the witty and beautifully written story of one family’s attempt to survive a new life they could never have imagined, struggling to find a deeper sense of identity along the way.

The Language of Kindness PDF Book By Christie Watson

The Language of Kindness

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 0385690274
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 387 Readers
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A moving, lyrical, beautifully written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched. Christie Watson spent twenty years working as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and the patients who are unforgettable. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel wrapped up in a sandwich bag. In the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson recognizes when her own father is dying of cancer. In the mental health unit, Derek attempts to take his life. In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Charlotte loses her legs following meningitis, and the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from a house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients, as well as patients like Betty, suffering chest pain, frail and alone. The stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. In the smallest of actions, the most undervalued of professions provides the most vital care and kindness. All of us will touch illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend upon the support and dignity that nurses offer us in our most vulnerable moments; yet these women and men who form the vanguard of our health service remain largely behind the scenes and publicly unsung. Through the stories in this book comes an understanding of what we must value most dearly--the urgency of care and compassion. In this age of fear, hate and division, Christie Watson, an award-winning novelist as well as a nurse, has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of what it is to be human.

Sleeping Beauties PDF Book By Stephen King,Owen King

Sleeping Beauties

  • Author: Stephen King,Owen King
  • ISBN Code: : 1501163426
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 735 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 477 Readers
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In this spectacular New York Times bestselling father/son collaboration that “barrels along like a freight train” (Publishers Weekly), Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanted to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a woman’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

The Way of Kings PDF Book By Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1429992808
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 1008 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 149 Readers
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before Destination. and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Stand PDF Book By Stephen King

The Stand

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 038552885X
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Page : 1200 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 440 Readers
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The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

Elevation PDF Book By Stephen King

Elevation

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 1982102330
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 837 Readers
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From legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting story about “an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred” (The Washington Post) and bringing the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine together—a “joyful, uplifting” (Entertainment Weekly) tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences, “the sign of a master elevating his own legendary game yet again” (USA TODAY). Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face—including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others. “Written in masterly Stephen King’s signature translucent…this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences” (Booklist, starred review). Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, an “elegant whisper of a story” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), “perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Demons on the Couch PDF Book By Michael J. Sersch

Demons on the Couch

  • Author: Michael J. Sersch
  • ISBN Code: : 1527524159
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 195 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 142 Readers
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Belief in possession, including from demonic forces, has ancient roots and continues into the modern world, especially among certain communities. This has been shown in books, movies, places of worship, and in the therapy office. This book traces the global history of possession and looks at ways contemporary mental health professionals can help a person who believes themselves to be possessed. Written especially for clinicians, but interesting to a wide variety of readers, this book uses a variety of disciplines, including cultural studies, psychology, and personal experiences, to try and understand the phenomenon from as wide a perspective as possible, including interviews with exorcists from various backgrounds. Both believers and sceptics will find this to be a fascinating study of a controversial topic.

Cassandra PDF Book By Kerry Greenwood

Cassandra

  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN Code: : 1615954651
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 356 Readers
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"The second in Greenwood's Delphic Women series offers a far different premise on a familiar story, crammed with well-researched detail, fascinating characters and erotic scenes." —Kirkus Reviews STARRED review From Mount Olympus, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, yawned. Even perfection can be tedious. "My Lord," she called to Apollo, "Sun God and brother. Let us play a game with mortals—my power against yours." And so Cassandra, the golden-haired princess cursed with the gift of prophecy, and Diomenes, the Achaean with the healing hands, become the puppets of the gods. Their passions are thwarted, their loves betrayed, their gifts rendered useless for the sake of a wager between the immortals. Doomed, magnificent Troy is the stage, and Cassandra and Diomenes the leading players in this compelling story of the city's fall. Both have found love before, and lost it. Will they find each other in the light of the burning city? And, if they do, can their love survive the machinations of malicious gods and men?

Captains and the Kings PDF Book By Taylor Caldwell

Captains and the Kings

  • Author: Taylor Caldwell
  • ISBN Code: : 1504039017
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 816 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 605 Readers
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New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph’s journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land.

The Heart of Black Preaching PDF Book By Cleophus J. LaRue

The Heart of Black Preaching

  • Author: Cleophus J. LaRue
  • ISBN Code: : 1611642450
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 894 Readers
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Cleophus LaRue argues that the extraordinary character of black preaching derives from a distinctive biblical hermeneutic that views God as involved in practical ways in the lives of African Americans. This hermeneutic, he believes, has remained constant since the days of slavery. LaRue analyzes the distinct characteristics of African American preaching and brings the insights of both theory and practice to bear on this important subject matter.

Iron Widow PDF Book By Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

  • Author: Xiran Jay Zhao
  • ISBN Code: : 0735269947
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 120 Readers
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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers. The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​ To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia​. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.

Euphoria PDF Book By Lily King

Euphoria

  • Author: Lily King
  • ISBN Code: : 1443435295
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 838 Readers
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Set in 1930s Papua New Guinea, this gorgeous novel is about three young, ground-breaking anthropologists caught in a love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers and, ultimately, their lives English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with two colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe to divert them from leaving New Guinea, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control. King's writing is effortlessly elegant and the setting wonderfully rich and evocative. What really sets this novel apart, though, are the brilliantly realized characters absorbed in the work of understanding the fundamental humanity that connects us all. Set between two world wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration and sacrifice.

Five Tuesdays in Winter PDF Book By Lily King

Five Tuesdays in Winter

  • Author: Lily King
  • ISBN Code: : 0802158773
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Page : 149 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 936 Readers
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"Five Tuesdays in Winter moved me, inspired me, thrilled me. It filled up every chamber of my heart. I loved this book." —Ann Patchett By the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers and Euphoria comes a masterful new collection of short stories Lily King, one of the most "brilliant" (New York Times Book Review), "wildly talented" (Chicago Tribune), and treasured authors of contemporary fiction, returns after her recent bestselling novels with Five Tuesdays in Winter, her first book of short fiction. Told in the intimate voices of complex, endearing characters, Five Tuesdays in Winter intriguingly subverts expectations as it explores desire, loss, jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love at all costs. A reclusive bookseller begins to feel the discomfort of love again. Two college roommates have a devastating middle-aged reunion. A proud old man rages powerlessly in his granddaughter's hospital room. A writer receives a visit from all the men who have tried to suppress her voice. Romantic, hopeful, brutally raw, and unsparingly honest, this wide-ranging collection of ten selected stories by one of our most accomplished chroniclers of the human heart is an exciting addition to Lily King's oeuvre of acclaimed fiction.

Writers & Lovers PDF Book By Lily King

Writers & Lovers

  • Author: Lily King
  • ISBN Code: : 1443460397
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 889 Readers
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An extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times–bestselling author of Euphoria, which sold over 400,000 copies in North America. Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, mouldy room at the side of a garage, where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching on to something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.Written with King’s trademark humour, heart and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

A Room of One's Own PDF Book By Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own

  • Author: Virginia Woolf
  • ISBN Code: : 1913724247
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 620 Readers
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In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

Carrie PDF Book By Stephen King

Carrie

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 0385528833
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 113 Readers
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Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers "Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down." —Chicago Tribune Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.

Gerald's Game PDF Book By Stephen King

Gerald's Game

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 1501141228
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 839 Readers
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Now a Netflix movie directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) and starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. Master storyteller Stephen King presents this classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller. When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only begun… “And now the voice which spoke belonged to no one but herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, I am all alone out here. I am all alone.” Once again, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into submitting to her husband Gerald’s kinky sex games—something that she’s frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald crosses a line with his wife—the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison—and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind…as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her…

The Secret Book of Kings PDF Book By Yochi Brandes

The Secret Book of Kings

  • Author: Yochi Brandes
  • ISBN Code: : 146688889X
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 195 Readers
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“This volume, by Biblical scholar Yochi Brandes, is a riveting novel based on textual sources about the experiences of David and Solomon. Its lessons are also relevant for our turbulent time.” —Elie Wiesel, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Night In the tradition of The Red Tent from internationally bestselling author Yochi Brandes comes the stories of the struggles of King David and King Saul in the early days of the Kingdom of Israel, seen through the eyes of Michal, Saul’s daughter and David’s abandoned queen Stories are deadlier than swords. Swords kill only those who stand before them, stories decide who will live and die in generations to come. Shelomoam, a young man from the tribe of Ephraim, has grown up in the shadow of dark secrets. He wonders why his father is deathly afraid of the King’s soldiers and why his mother has lied about the identities of those closest to him. Shelomoam is determined to unearth his mysterious past, never imagining where his quest will ultimately lead him. The Secret Book of Kings upends conventions of biblical novels, engaging with the canonized stories of the founding of the Kingdom of Israel and turning them on their heads. Presented for the first time are the heretofore unknown stories of the House of Saul and of the northern Kingdom of Israel, stories that were artfully concealed by the House of David and the scribes of the southern Kingdom of Judah. Yochi Brandes, one of Israel’s all-time bestselling novelists, enlists her unique background in both academic Jewish scholarship and traditional religious commentaries to read the Bible in an utterly new way. In this book, a major publishing phenomenon in Israel and one of the bestselling novels in the history of the country, she uncovers vibrant characters, especially women, buried deep within the scriptures, and asks the loaded question: to what extent can we really know our past when history is written by the victors?

We Begin at the End PDF Book By Chris Whitaker

We Begin at the End

  • Author: Chris Whitaker
  • ISBN Code: : 1250759676
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Page : 347 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 573 Readers
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Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK) Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association An Instant New York Times Bestseller “A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between. Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

The Last Book in the Universe PDF Book By Rodman Philbrick

The Last Book in the Universe

  • Author: Rodman Philbrick
  • ISBN Code: : 0545303877
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 806 Readers
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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Book of Longings PDF Book By Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Longings

  • Author: Sue Monk Kidd
  • ISBN Code: : 0698408195
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 820 Readers
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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

It PDF Book By Stephen King

It

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 1501141236
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 1168 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 646 Readers
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It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture! Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It. Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers. Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It. “Stephen King’s most mature work” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will overwhelm you…to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).

The Sport of Kings PDF Book By C.E. Morgan

The Sport of Kings

  • Author: C.E. Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 0307375722
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 480 Readers
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The daring, inventive novel (a sprawling family saga set in Kentucky that combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing) from a brilliant young author named one of The New Yorker's "20 Best Writers Under 40." Here is the ambitious, strikingly original, and dazzling new novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40" alongside such peers as Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Téa Obreht, and Dinaw Mengestu. But where that first novel had startling ambition and scope yet strictly contained its remarkable energy within notably spare language and a pared-down setting and time frame, this new novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots. The title The Sport of Kings refers to horse racing, and the novel centres itself within that world: a connected web of humans and animals, as well as a fertile patch of land, in the heart of Kentucky. With breathtaking fluency, C.E. Morgan puts us inside the consciousness of an extraordinary range of characters who inhabit that patch of land through the years: an adolescent trying to grow up under the withering gaze of his landowner father; a brilliant black woman struggling with her seeming fate to be a household servant; a whip-smart boy who grows up in the ghetto but seeks to know more about his mysterious origins; and a girl whose uncompromising love of her family's legacy leads her to gamble with her own life. C.E. Morgan's writing has been compared to that of Marilynne Robinson and James Salter, and her ability to articulate moments fleetingly observed or sudden subtle changes in tenor and mood has a similar effect of mingled surprise and inevitability. This is writing that, even in its wildest and most southern-gothic moments, contains both the ring of truth and the thrill of discovery.

Damsel PDF Book By Elana K. Arnold

Damsel

  • Author: Elana K. Arnold
  • ISBN Code: : 0062742345
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 591 Readers
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*A 2019 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book* A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale. As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.

The Pillars of the Earth PDF Book By Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

  • Author: Ken Follett
  • ISBN Code: : 1101442190
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 1008 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 354 Readers
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

The King's Daughter PDF Book By Suzanne Martel

The King's Daughter

  • Author: Suzanne Martel
  • ISBN Code: : 1554982189
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 918 Readers
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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate. Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.

12 Bytes PDF Book By Jeanette Winterson

12 Bytes

  • Author: Jeanette Winterson
  • ISBN Code: : 0802159265
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 391 Readers
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Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love from New York Times bestselling author Jeanette Winterson "Talky, smart, anarchic and quite sexy," said Dwight Garner in the New York Times about Jeanette Winterson's latest novel, Frankissstein, which perfectly describes too this new collection of essays on the same subject of AI. In 12 Bytes, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson, draws on her years of thinking and reading about artificial intelligence in all its bewildering manifestations. In her brilliant, laser focused, uniquely pointed and witty style of story-telling, Winterson looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and computer science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now. When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image? What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers, teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender? Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth? With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most fascinating talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life to the weirdness of backing up your brain.

All In PDF Book By Billie Jean King,Johnette Howard,Maryanne Vollers

All In

  • Author: Billie Jean King,Johnette Howard,Maryanne Vollers
  • ISBN Code: : 103900217X
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 611 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice. “A story about the personal strength, immense growth, and undeniable greatness of one woman who fearlessly stood up to a culture trying to break her down.”—Serena Williams In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career—six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement. She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled—entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial peril after being outed—on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. She talks about how her life today remains one of indefatigable service. She offers insights and advice on leadership, business, activism, sports, politics, marriage equality, parenting, sexuality, and love. And she shows how living honestly and openly has had a transformative effect on her relationships and happiness. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking feminist, a world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit whose impact has transcended even her spectacular achievements in sports.

The Good Kings PDF Book By Kara Cooney

The Good Kings

  • Author: Kara Cooney
  • ISBN Code: : 1426221975
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Page : 441 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 240 Readers
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Written in the tradition of historians like Stacy Schiff and Amanda Foreman who find modern lessons in ancient history, this provocative narrative explores the lives of five remarkable pharaohs who ruled Egypt with absolute power, shining a new light on the country's 3,000-year empire and its meaning today.

Aftermath PDF Book By Rachel Cusk

Aftermath

  • Author: Rachel Cusk
  • ISBN Code: : 1466820187
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 273 Readers
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In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life's Work, a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this day. Now, in her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce's tremendous impact on the lives of women. An unflinching chronicle of Cusk's own recent separation and the upheaval that followed—"a jigsaw dismantled"—it is also a vivid study of divorce's complex place in our society. "Aftermath" originally signified a second harvest, and in this book, unlike any other written on the subject, Cusk discovers opportunity as well as pain. With candor as fearless as it is affecting, Rachel Cusk maps a transformative chapter of her life with an acuity and wit that will help us understand our own.

Corrupting Cinderella (Lost Kings MC, Book 2) PDF Book By Autumn Jones Lake

Corrupting Cinderella (Lost Kings MC, Book 2)

  • Author: Autumn Jones Lake
  • ISBN Code: : 0990794520
  • Publisher : Ahead of the Pack, LLC
  • Page : 388 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 856 Readers
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Real love isn't a fairy tale. Although attorney Hope Kendall cares deeply for President of the Lost Kings MC, Rochlan "Rock" North, the truth is they come from completely different worlds. Add to that the fact that they are also both headstrong people, and they have a very rough road ahead of them. Love is the ultimate outlaw. For Rock that means introducing Hope to what it really means to be part of his brutal and shady world, where the Lost Kings Motorcycle Club is his main focus. For Hope it means accepting the things she can't change, and understanding that Rock is a man who will do anything to keep her safe. Love doesn't follow any rules. As Rock continues to draw Hope deeper into his world, painful misunderstandings, past relationships, and opposition from the members of his club will threaten to drive them apart. How do a lawyer and a badass biker with a heart of gold keep love alive while their opposing worlds collide? Corrupting Cinderella is the second book in the Lost Kings MC series and is the continuing story of the outlaw MC president and his spitfire lawyer. Topics: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha male hero, alpha bad boy, biker, bad boy biker, dominant alpha male, dominant alpha male hero, protection, male, crime, criminal, criminal underground, outlaw, criminals and outlaws, crime fiction, hidden, forbidden romance, opposites attract, lawyer, professional, criminal element, outlaw motorcycle gang, outlaw motorcycle club, motorcycle club, motorcycle club romance, MC Romance, Lost Kings MC, series starter, first in series, autumn, slow burn romance, widow romance, second chance, prison, upstate New York, Capital Region New York, rural, snarky, sassy, sassy heroine, rogue, player, motorcycle man, outlaw bikers, brotherhood, loyalty, possessive male, possessive hero, rockstars, party, club whores, manwhore, MC biker romance, biker series, steamy romance, sexy, dark romance, motorcycle action adventure, contemporary romance, romance, Motorcycle Club, ride, road, mma, underground fighting, gambling, danger, rival, rival gang, swoonworthy, addicting, drama, relationships, romantic relationships, family relationships, series, family saga, romantic mc, loving alpha heroes, faithful, mc president, zero to sixty, gritty, dangerously sexy, dirty talk, motorcycle club compound, bad boy obsession, bad boy romance, no cheating, strong female character, possessive alpha male, criminal elements, strip club, marijuana grow op, passion, bullet, Whiskey, spitfire, no cliffhanger, happy for now ending, HFN, series, feisty, desire, flirting, tattooed outlaw, tattoo, ink, tattoos, inked hero, inked, dirty but romantic, alpha male president, steamy scenes, innocent heroine, older couple, older hero, adult romance, joy ride, cut, kutte, leather, patched, colors, patched, club colors, old lady, ol' lady, club, property patch, patched-in, brother, blood brothers, crime romance, smoldering, ruthless, scorching, dirty, crude, raw, honor, faith, loyal, sergeant at arms, highway, park, emotional journey, rollercoaster, crossroads, mature, continuing story, long romance series, birthday, birthday party, brother's best friend

Transit PDF Book By Rachel Cusk

Transit

  • Author: Rachel Cusk
  • ISBN Code: : 1443447145
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 383 Readers
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The stunning new novel from the author of Outline, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year In the wake of family collapse, a writer moves to London with her two young sons. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions—personal, moral, artistic, practical—as she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, life. Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed novel Outline, and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility, and the mystery of change. In this precise, short, and yet epic novel, Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life, through a narrative near-silence that draws language toward it. She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one’s life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real.

Libertie PDF Book By Kaitlyn Greenidge

Libertie

  • Author: Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • ISBN Code: : 144346581X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 570 Readers
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The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself Coming of age as a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practising physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practise alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and is hungry for something else—is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, who can pass, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes marriage and promises Libertie she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and to all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come. Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States and rich with historical detail, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s new and immersive novel will resonate with readers eager to understand our present through a deep, moving and lyrical dive into our complicated past.

His Rule PDF Book By Natasha Knight,A. Zavarelli

His Rule

  • Author: Natasha Knight,A. Zavarelli
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Natasha Knight
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 134 Readers
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I live in a world where secrecy reigns. A Society rooted in power, wealth, and long-held dynasties. Where men are Kings, and women are pawns. For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of escaping the shackles of my expectations. But it can only ever be a dream. I made a fatal mistake, and those shackles became a cage. Now I’m trapped in a war with a man who controls my every move. He’s my brother’s best friend. My enemy, my tormentor, and my solace. His words have the power to wound me. His touch just might break me. But this is his kingdom, and as long as I’m here I only have one choice. I’ll play by his rules.

Die Sprache der Menschlichkeit PDF Book By Christie Watson

Die Sprache der Menschlichkeit

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 3641217083
  • Publisher : Goldmann Verlag
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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Mit ganzem Herzen im Einsatz fürs Leben Sie ist hellwach und ihre Hände sind ruhig, auch wenn das Geschehen um sie herum ihr oft genug das Herz zerreißt. Christie Watson war über zwei Jahrzehnte als Pflegfachkraft im Einsatz und erzählt in bewegenden Geschichten von Neuanfang, Hoffen und Abschied im Krankenhaus. Sie nimmt uns mit in die flirrende Atmosphäre der Notaufnahme, wo Schwerverletzte hinter dünnen Vorhängen erstversorgt werden, wo Drogensüchtige im Delirium warten neben Patienten wie der Witwe Betty, die leise über Brustschmerzen klagt und Zuwendung braucht. Auf der Kinder-Intensivstation kämpft sich der kleine Emanuel trotzig ins Leben. Und was auf der Krebsstation am Ende wirklich zählt, begreift Christie, als ihr Vater im Sterben liegt. Jeder von uns erkrankt irgendwann einmal im Leben. Und jeder wünscht sich, dann nicht nur richtig, sondern gut behandelt zu werden. Christie Watson erinnert daran, was uns alle verbindet: Die universelle Sprache der Menschlichkeit.

Язык милосердия. Воспоминания медсестры PDF Book By Кристи Уотсон

Язык милосердия. Воспоминания медсестры

  • Author: Кристи Уотсон
  • ISBN Code: : 5389166647
  • Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 908 Readers
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Одна из лучших книг 2018 года по версии The Guardian и The Sunday Times. Трогательное, лиричное, мастерски созданное повествование о непростой профессии медсестры и о людях, которым она помогала. Кристи Уотсон, британская писательница, в прошлом медицинский работник с 20-летним опытом оказания неотложной и других видов медицинской помощи как детям, так и взрослым, напоминает о том, что свойственно всем нам без исключения, и о том, какую важную роль играет в нашей жизни сострадание. «Мы можем лишь надеяться на то, что те, кто будет о нас заботиться, отнесутся к нам с добротой, сочувствием и самоотверженностью. Но можно ли привить эти качества? Присущи ли они человеку по природе или преходящи? С тех пор как Дарвин заявил, что нравственность предшествовала религии, альтруизм изучался учеными, теологами, математиками, сторонниками теории эволюции и даже политиками, но истоки человеческой доброты все еще остаются загадкой». (Кристи Уотсон)

Szólj a kedvesség nyelvén PDF Book By Christie Watson

Szólj a kedvesség nyelvén

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 9634475280
  • Publisher : Alexandra Kiadó
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 817 Readers
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"Egy rendkívüli könyv életről és halálról, olyan ragyogóan megírva, hogy az embernek eláll a lélegzete." Ruby Wax Jöjjenek velem a kórtermekbe, legyenek tanúi születésnek és halálnak. Elhaladunk a koraszülöttosztály, majd a kórtermek dupla ajtaja előtt; végigsietünk a folyosón, közben újraélesztünk egy beteget, aztán tovább a gyógyszertár és a személyzeti konyha mellett, egyenesen a baleseti és sürgősségi osztályra. [...] Útközben sok emberrel fogunk találkozni: betegekkel, rokonokkal, kórházi személyzettel - akiket talán már ismernek is. Hisz életünk során mindannyian szorultunk már ápolásra. És ápolók vagyunk mindannyian. "Rémisztő, ugyanakkor gyengéd, de mélységesen igaz." Jacqueline Wilson

Mein Leben für die Hexenkinder PDF Book By Maïmouna Obot

Mein Leben für die Hexenkinder

  • Author: Maïmouna Obot
  • ISBN Code: : 3775175490
  • Publisher : SCM Hänssler
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 533 Readers
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Nie hätte Maïmouna Obot gedacht, dass sie eines Tages in das Herkunftsland ihres Vaters reisen würde. Doch dann stößt sie auf eine schockierende Reportage: In Nigeria werden sogenannte Hexenkinder gequält und ausgestoßen. Sie sind Opfer von geistlicher Verblendung, Irrlehre, sozialer Ungerechtigkeit und einer durch Gewalt traumatisierten Gesellschaft. Wenig später macht sie sich auf nach Nigeria, um den Kindern zu helfen. Und um ihnen eine neue Geschichte zu geben, die überall gehört wird - voller Hoffnung, Träume und Glaube an eine gute Zukunft. Ein zutiefst bewegendes Buch über vier Jahre, in denen Gott alles veränderte - im Leben der Autorin und in dem der Hexenkinder. inkl. 8 Seiten Bildteil

Acolo unde femeile sunt regi PDF Book By Christie Watson

Acolo unde femeile sunt regi

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • ISBN Code: : 6064001534
  • Publisher : Elefant Online
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 354 Readers
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Autoare laureată a Premiului Costa pentru roman de debut Cartea lui Christie Watson vorbește despre iubirea maternă în cele mai felurite reprezentări ale sale, dar prezintă și lumea exotică a Nigeriei, cu senzațiile, culorile și mirosurile care o definesc. Elijah, un băiețel nigerian de șapte ani, născut în Anglia, se luptă cu propriul comportament deviant, pe care îl consideră provocat de un vrăjitor dinăuntrul său. Aflat în plin proces de adopție, Elijah este împărțit între iubirea pentru mama biologică, Deborah, și cea adoptivă, Nikki. La un moment dat, asistenții sociali descoperă că Elijah a fost abuzat și traumatizat fizic și psihic. În lupta lui de a se accepta și de a-și găsi liniștea alături de noua sa familie, Elijah vrea să se convingă, totuși, de dragostea lui Deborah, iar prețul pe care îl plătește este devastator. "Watson zugrăveşte portretul unei lumi sfâşiate de conflicte legate de credinţă, rasă sau apartenenţa la o categorie socială. Cartea devine tot mai convingătoare şi adesea, în mod neaşteptat, capătă accente comice pe măsură ce personajele pline de viaţă insuflă umor şi autenticitate unei poveşti pe alocuri teribil de dureroase." – New York Times Book Review "Watson creează o suită de personaje extraordinare şi construieşte o poveste remarcabilă despre dragostea familială pe fundalul tensiunilor sociale." – Booklist "O carte sofisticată, scrisă pe mai multe planuri, care vorbeşte despre ce înseamnă cu adevărat o familie şi despre ceea ce trebuie să facem pentru cei pe care îi iubim." - Kirkus Reviews "Christie Watson dovedeşte o profundă înţelegere a experienţelor prin care poate trece un copil ca Elijah şi îşi tratează personajele cu multă empatie. Indiscutabil, Acolo unde femeile sunt regi are o forţă uriaşă." - Publishers Weekly​