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The Ice Storm

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Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504027671
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The national bestseller and basis for the Ang Lee film is a “powerful” novel of two troubled families during a blizzard in 1970s suburban Connecticut (Newsday). A potentially devastating blizzard approaches New Canaan, Connecticut, while internal forces of desire, frustration, and ennui threaten to tear apart two quintessentially affluent, suburban families. Elena Hood rightfully suspects her husband, Benjamin, is having an affair with neighbor Janey Williams, while Benjamin resents Elena and his mounting feelings of ineptitude. As the snow begins to fall, Benjamin and Elena, as well as Janey and her husband, attend a neighborhood “key party,” where they and other respectable suburbanites agree to go home with whomever’s keys they draw from a bowl. Meanwhile, the Hoods’ and Williams’s teenage children are caught up in their own experimentations with sex and drugs as they test the boundaries of their structured upbringing. With author Rick Moody’s sharp eye for the nuances of suburban life and allusions to 1970s America from Watergate to the Fantastic Four, the novel’s landscape is vivid and immersive. This timeless, unforgettable novel is a compassionate portrayal of flawed characters and reflects Rick Moody’s sharp eye for the contradictions of suburban life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven

The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Moody
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504027698
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A spirited collection of stories revealing the extremes of the human experience from the author of The Ice Storm In his first story collection, Rick Moody provides readers with a poignant, brazenly honest glimpse into the lives of a wide array of characters, from a paranoid husband obsessively listening in on his wife’s phone calls to the junkies and sex addicts of New York City’s underworld. Whether they’re grasping for connection or struggling to survive in a dismal and indifferent environment, these individuals’ haunting voices and the evocative worlds they inhabit make for a diverse and powerful volume. Experimenting with form—one story is told as a term paper, another as an annotated bibliography—Moody demonstrates the vast range of his fascinations and talents, as well as his arresting command of language. Candid depictions of contemporary society and the inner-workings of distinctive characters’ minds bring these inquisitive, heartrending, and at times undeniably funny accounts to life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.


Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Howard
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345517210
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On holiday leave from the service, Gabriel McQueen is sent into a brewing ice storm to make sure that his father’s distant neighbor, Lolly Helton, who has fallen out of contact, is safe and sound. It’s a trip that Gabriel would rather not make, given the bitter winter weather—and the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly. Arriving at Lolly’s home, Gabriel spots strangers through the windows—one of them packing a weapon—and kicks into combat mode. But once Lolly is rescued, the heat—and the hunt—are on. Snowbound, unarmed, and literally under the gun, Gabriel and Lolly must depend on each other to endure the merciless forces of nature and evade the ruthless enemy out in the blackness of the silent night—and out for their blood.

Purple America

Purple America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Moody
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150402768X
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A son is tasked with an impossible decision in this poignant, astutely observed portrait of a family in crisis from the author of The Ice Storm While visiting his mother, Billie, who suffers from a degenerative neurological disease that has left her paralyzed and unable to speak, Dexter “Hex” Raitliffe learns that his stepfather, Billie’s husband and caretaker, has left her. Alone and incapable of living on her own, Billie makes an unfathomable request of Hex: to assist her in committing suicide. Perpetually indecisive, paralyzed by self-doubt, and hindered by an unshakable stutter, Hex sets out to confront his stepfather, only to find himself facing off against his own struggles—with intimacy and alcoholism—along the way. Back in the suburbs of his youth, Hex experiences the lull of nostalgia as well as the sting of painful memories like his father’s death as he tries to reconcile his mother’s fate and his own wavering identity. Author Rick Moody evokes this singular setting with stunning clarity. Profoundly tragic yet punctuated by moments of hilarity, Purple America is a searing gaze into one family’s fragile, chaotic heart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Elements of the Storm

The Elements of the Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay L. Moody
Editor: Marten Press
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With her life in ruin, Talise must head to the deadliest part of the empire. Talise's heart is shattered. What little hope she has is hanging by a thread. She hides in the outer ring of Kamdaria where fear, destruction, and death reign. Winter’s icy tendrils curl in each day, and her difficulties only expand. At first, she simply wants to survive. But war is still brewing in the other rings. Even when she tries to ignore it, power and poison force her to take sides. As her enemy is evolving, she still has to help the citizens, train with the elements, and build an army. Winter storms and surprise attacks make every day more difficult than the last. And time is running out… If Talise doesn’t survive long enough to fulfill her duty, Kamdaria will be lost forever. This series was originally published as short novellas. This book includes novellas 9-12 of The Elements of Kamdaria: Water Storm, Air Storm, Earth Storm, and Fire Storm. Don't miss the other books in this breathtaking fantasy series! #1: The Elements of the Crown #2: The Elements of the Gate #3: The Elements of the Storm Buy The Elements of the Storm and dive into a magical world.

Ice Storm

Ice Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracy Goodwin
Editor: Loveswept
ISBN: 1984820249
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Hockey’s hottest expansion team is back in the latest Nighthawks novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Ice Hot and Ice Hard.

Myth and Storm

Myth and Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan O'Russell
Editor: Ink Worlds Press
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A failed rebellion will cost more than blood. Ice, storms, sorcery, and pain separate the Karrons from those they hold most dear. With his family scattered across the farthest reaches of Ilbrea, Adrial stands alone in a capital on the brink of flames, facing the dark truth of the Guilds he cherished. Murder disguised as law. Assassins veiled by beauty. Innocents sacrificed to vile pride. A deadly plot to twist the fate of a kingdom. With each discovery, the danger grows. Enemies lurk in the shadows, and the call for freedom will not be silenced. The future of his Guild hangs in the balance, and Adrial must choose between saving the one he loves and protecting the world he’s known.

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series)

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George R. R. Martin
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0345535537
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George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series) by George R. R. Martin Summary

For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine—international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys. “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times

Mychael Danna's The Ice Storm

Mychael Danna's The Ice Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Miguel Mera
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461701562
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This book studies the music and sound in Ang Lee's film The Ice Storm, providing a unique insight into the collaborative processes that influenced the development and evolution of the score, and illustrating how the politics of filmmaking interacts with creativity.

A Certain Slant of Light

A Certain Slant of Light Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Thayer
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 9780312275914
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At the heart of Cynthia Thayer's debut novel, Strong for Potatoes, was the tender relationship between a girl and her grandfather, constantly evolving as their lives grew and changed. Now, in Thayer's second novel, she tackles another kind of relationship, one between strangers. Peter lost his wife and children in a fire years ago, yet the wounds are still as fresh as if it happened yesterday. He's turned into something of a hermit in a cabin on the coast of Maine, shearing sheep and gardening to live, an old Passamaquoddy woman his only friend. Elaine is eight months pregnant and on the run from her husband, a hard man more interested in control than love. Fear is simply a part of her life, fear for herself and her unborn child. When Elaine turns up outside Peter's cabin during one of Maine's worst winter storms in years, Peter can't turn her away into the ice. Holed up together in his one-room home, the two troubled, lonely adults clash, then slowly discover that friendship, support, and healing can come in the most unlikely places.

The Black Veil

The Black Veil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Moody
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504027701
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A raw, unflinching, convention-defying memoir of substance abuse, depression, and guilt In his genre-bending memoir, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, delves into not only his own tormenting struggle with depression and alcoholism but also the pathos inherent in American society. Beginning with his childhood and widening his gaze to his ancestral past, Moody elegantly details the events that led him to admit himself to a psychiatric hospital. Seeking explanations for his inner demons, Moody traces his lineage back to Joseph “Handkerchief” Moody. In early-eighteenth-century Maine, Joseph accidentally killed his childhood friend and wore a handkerchief over his face for the rest of his life as a self-imposed punishment. His story stirs within Moody a drive to understand his own failings through a study of American violence from colonial times to the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Remarkably broad in scope and full of Moody’s witticisms and brilliantly crafted prose, The Black Veil is an extraordinary exploration of both personal and cultural shame that transcends the expectations of a memoir. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Home Ice

Home Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gayle
Editor: Bons Mots, Inc.
ISBN: 1942177089
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novella in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series. Tough-as-nails Portland Storm head coach Mattias Bergstrom is hard on his players, molding them into heroes on the ice. He’d never let them see his warm, soft side—something he saves only for his younger sister, who has special needs. But when a hockey event brings a sexy, single mother and her four rambunctious daughters into his life, that icy exterior quickly melts away for her youngest, who reminds him of his dear sister. Paige Calhoun has her hands full with four teenage daughters who are beyond boy crazy. Throw crushes on hockey players into the mix, and they’re almost too much to handle. But when Paige meets the Storm’s all-business but irresistible coach, she finds herself as smitten as her girls, and Mattias couldn’t be happier. With a Home Ice advantage, Mattias lets his icy exterior melt away to prove to Paige how hot they can be together. The Portland Storm series reading order: 1. Breakaway 2. On the Fly 3. Taking a Shot 4. Light the Lamp 5. Delay of Game 6. Double Major 7. In the Zone 8. Holiday Hat Trick 9. Comeback 10. Dropping Gloves 11. Home Ice 12. Mistletoe Misconduct 13. Losing an Edge 14. Game Breaker 15. Defensive Zone 16. Power Play 17. Neutral Zone 18. Free Agent - coming soon 19. Journeyman - coming soon 20. Sleigh Bells & Slap Shots - coming soon The Portland Storm series is a hockey romance series, but it is about a lot more than just hockey. Serious themes are explored in each book, including rape, cancer, addiction, miscarriage, molestation, grief, and many others. If you have triggers, please be aware that some or all of these books could contain material which would trigger you. Even if you don't have triggers, consider this your tissue warning. You could ugly cry while reading them. KEYWORDS: sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, tearjerker, emotional romance, Down syndrome, family, sexy romance, mature romance, silver fox

Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book

Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mel Goldstein
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819569631
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Hot and humid, crisp and cold, or frigid and icy, the climate affects everything from what we wear to what we grow and what kind of work we do. In Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book, beloved Connecticut meteorologist “Dr. Mel” Goldstein explains how the weather in the state changes from season to season, and how weather and climate work together. The book also delivers a fascinating account of Connecticut’s weather history covering the past three centuries. Blizzards, cold waves, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and heat waves are included—documented with photographs, data plots and graphs, and meteorological explanation. This invaluable handbook showcases a variety of data and lore on Connecticut’s weather systems. Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book contains information about what to expect from each season, details and stories about Connecticut’s most famous historical storms, archival photos, and charts of temperatures and weather patterns—all in a format that is fun to read. Ebook Edition Note: All photographic images have been redacted. Ebook does include all line art and appendixes.

AI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

AI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernhard Pfahringer,Jochen Renz
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319263501
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AI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence by Bernhard Pfahringer,Jochen Renz Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI 2015, held in Canberra, Australia, in November/December 2015. The 39 full papers and 18 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 102 submissions.

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away Pdf/ePub eBook Author: SE Jakes,Stephanie Tyler
Editor: Riptide Publishing
ISBN: 1626490996
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Truth or dare. Ever since superspy Cillian moved into Prophet's building, their game of Steal the Couch has been funny to Prophet, but a thorn in Tom's side. Then Prophet gets bored one night during an ice storm and insists on playing another simple game with Tom: Truth or Dare. In exchange for one of Prophet's truths, Tom steals the couch one last time. But Prophet's truths are never easy — Tom should know that by now — and this one raises questions neither of them quite know how to answer. In response, Tom finds himself laying claim to Prophet in the most basic way he knows how. And also finds that he doesn't mind it in the least when Prophet returns the favor.

Atlantis Found (A Dirk Pitt Novel)

Atlantis Found (A Dirk Pitt Novel) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clive Cussler
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440621705
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Marine explorer Dirk Pitt faces off against an elite army from an era gone-by in order to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. A group of anthropologists uncover strange inscriptions on the wall of a Colorado mine just as an explosion traps them deep within the earth. But their work won’t stay buried long. Dirk Pitt is on hand during the blast and quick to initiate a rescue operation. He is then tapped to lead a research crew on behalf of the U.S. National Underwater and Marine Agency to further study these uncanny artifacts. And that’s when his ship is set upon and nearly sunk by an impossibility—a vessel that should have died 56 years before. Clearly, another group knows about the relics of this long-forgotten but highly-advanced seafaring culture. And they’ll stop at nothing to keep the rest of the world in the dark.

Survival: Ice Storm!

Survival: Ice Storm! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frieda Wishinsky
Editor: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 144314648X
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Caught in the vicious ice storm of 1998, would you survive? A severe ice storm hits Montreal and parts of eastern Canada. Ethan’s dad is in Toronto on business and his step-mom, Sylvie, is is going to have a baby. The weather is so bad his dad can’t fly home. When the power goes off in their building, they try to adjust, but it’s cold despite all the blankets, and it’s dark despite candles and flashlights. Sylvie suddenly feels unwell and his elderly neighbour, Mrs. Greenbaum, has been hurt. Is the baby coming early? Can he get help for Mrs. Greenbaum in time? How will they survive?

Black- A Space Novel

Black- A Space Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: AJ Naseem
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1678170496
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Black is a space novel about a lost ship that is commandeered by astronaut Tom Stoppard. When an ice storm causes major havoc to his ship, Tom Stoppard must regain control and also rescue Katharine, his ship mate. Relying on his years of experience, Tom sets off to repair his ship and do everything he can to bring her back home. But something is lurking out there in space, that he could've never imagined and when Tom surveys his ship, he realizes that something else is hiding out and it is not human. Soon, Tom realizes that he is face to face with an alien life form that has no shape and no form and can only be known as Black.


Snowhook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jo Storm
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459743024
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Trapped with her family in a remote cabin without power, Hannah figures it will be fun to practice her survival skills as they wait out the ice storm. But when her mom runs dangerously low on insulin, nothing is fun anymore. Hannah must use all her skills and resourcefulness to get help before time runs out — for all of them.

The Throwback Special: A Novel

The Throwback Special: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Bachelder
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249476
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Winner of The Paris Review/Terry Southern Prize for Humor. "Chris Bachelder is a witty, compassionate troublemaker, and we need more like him." —George Saunders Here is the absorbing story of twenty-two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called “the most shocking play in NFL history” and the Washington Redskins dubbed the “Throwback Special”: the November 1985 play in which the Redskins’ Joe Theismann had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants live on Monday Night Football. With wit and great empathy, Chris Bachelder introduces us to Charles, a psychologist whose expertise is in high demand; George, a garrulous public librarian; Fat Michael, envied and despised by the others for being exquisitely fit; Jeff, a recently divorced man who has become a theorist of marriage; and many more. Over the course of a weekend, the men reveal their secret hopes, fears, and passions as they choose roles, spend a long night of the soul preparing for the play, and finally enact their bizarre ritual for what may be the last time. Along the way, mishaps, misunderstandings, and grievances pile up, and the comforting traditions holding the group together threaten to give way. The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch-perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive.

Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward A. Johnson,Kiyoko Miyanishi
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128188146
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Disturbance ecology continues to be an active area of research, having undergone advances in many areas in recent years. One emerging direction is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, in which disturbances are increasingly traced back to mechanisms that cause the disturbances themselves, such as earth surface processes, mesoscale, and larger meteorological processes, and the ecological effects of interest are increasingly physiological. Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition encourages movement away from the informal, conceptual approach traditionally used in defining natural disturbances and clearly presents how scientists can use a multitude of approaches in plant disturbance ecology. This edition includes nine revised chapters from the first edition, as well new, more comprehensive chapters on fire disturbance and beaver disturbance. Edited by leading experts in the field, Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for scientists interested in understanding plant disturbance and ecological processes. Advances understanding of natural disturbances by combining geophysical and ecological processes Provides a framework for collaboration between geophysical scientists and ecologists studying natural disturbances Includes fully updated research with 5 new chapters and revision of 11 chapters from the first edition

Lilacs in the Snow: A Novel

Lilacs in the Snow: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. K. Henderson
Editor: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 1926918711
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Arona Henderson, a Canadian born author, attended McGill University and the University of British Columbia. She received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After a forty-year career as a beloved family practitioner, Arona faced her own devastating illness. Out of her resolve to survive emerged a story about courage, a compelling tale of a young Jewish girl, Caasi Lichman, born in Montreal. "Lilacs in the Snow" chronicles Caasi's passage from desolate childhood to impetuous adolescence to a shaken, yet solid adulthood, and is intertwined with the similarly volatile political, socio-economic, and racial climate of the mid-twentieth century. The story begins when an adult Caasi returns to Montreal and visits her estranged father. The encounter rekindles fragments of her childhood chaos, and she takes the reader on a gripping journey through the world of her collected memories, which are illuminated by flashes of sensitivity, poignancy, budding sensuality, resilience, humor, and abiding love. The complexity of human relationships is portrayed with revealing conviction and secured at the point where truth and imagination collide. In Caasi's display of moral fortitude, we find an example of human excellence that can be a source of inspiration to all readers and provide hope for better tomorrows. Long after the book is closed, your mind and heart will linger in its powerful hold. About the Author During the years of her office medical practice and staff physician at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, Arona Henderson's poetry was published in small presses: "Alura Quarterly" and "'up against the wall, mother'." She authored articles and stories for "Medical Economics" and "Cortlandt Forum." These publications received acclaim from fellow physicians worldwide and "Medical Economics" awarded her a certificate of merit for one of her stories. In spite of the demands on her time, she wrote a column titled "Woman to Woman Medicine" for "Orange County Media," a monthly publication with a circulation of 120,000. Her style of professionalism and humor in the chosen topics was a favorable method of reaching a wide range of women who were otherwise reluctant to seek professional medical care. Arona lectured on issues of adolescent medicine to women's groups to help improve relationships between mothers and daughters. She was dedicated to the physical and emotional health of young individuals and undertook a physician consultant position at an inpatient adolescent mental health facility. She served as a student health doctor at the University of California, Irvine and a teacher of family practice techniques to the medical school students at the University of California, Irvine Medical School.

Seasons of the Storm

Seasons of the Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elle Cosimano
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062854267
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Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano Summary

For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor, a perfect storm lies ahead in this riveting fantasy duology opener from award-winning author Elle Cosimano. One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter. Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

Beyond the Ice Limit

Beyond the Ice Limit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 145552588X
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BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

Bathing Beauty - A Novel of Marie Prevost

Bathing Beauty - A Novel of Marie Prevost Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laini Giles
Editor: Sepia Stories Publishing
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Bathing Beauty - A Novel of Marie Prevost by Laini Giles Summary

During Hollywood’s infancy, Marie Prevost is a beautiful Canadian who becomes famous for her silent film work with Mack Sennett’s Bathing Beauties.Lured away by an offer from Universal Pictures, she makes more profitable flapper-themed movies, and when her contract ends, she moves to Warner Brothers, where her star continues to rise. Her triumph in Ernst Lubitsch’s The Marriage Circle and her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan mark her as one of filmdom’s biggest stars of the 1920s. But in 1926, a series of tragedies combine to torpedo her career. By the 1930s, with her star fallen, Marie desperately claws her way back, fighting weight gain and alcohol in her struggle to get back on top. In Bathing Beauty, Marie tells the story of her rise to fame and her struggle to regain it, despite all the odds.


Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Editor: The Raven Books LLC
ISBN: 1625012160
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She's hot. She's sexy. She's everything a lonely alien could want... except for the part where she captures him and puts him in a cage. NYT Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, is back with a brand new sci fi alien romance adventure. Alpha male alien Izotz (aka Ice Storm Chaos) isn't one for space exploration. He finds enough action fighting for survival on his frozen tundra of a home world. When the promises of Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides tempt his brothers into signing up for a trip to Earth, he's hard-pressed to say no to the fantasy. Not many remain on the planet of Sintaz, and this may be his only chance to find a mate to warm the freezing nights. What he hadn't planned on was the fact the woman of his dreams would want to capture him and put him in a cage. When Elle took the mercenary job hunting UFOs, she thought it would be an easy paycheck from an eccentric, crazy man. Little did she know extraterrestrials were real and freaking sexy to boot. If she can ignore the blue skin, surely this hunky alien can overlook the fact she's the reason he's now her boss' science experiment. Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides series: Spark Flame Blaze Ice Frost Snow Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Alien Romance, Paranormal Romance, Alpha Male, Romance, fated mates, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, Science Fiction & Fantasy, First Contact, alien contact, comedy, galactic romance, galactic quest, hea, humor, humorous romance, romance, romantic adventure, sfr, sci-fi romance, space adventure, space adventure, space exploration, space romance, blue collar hero, contemporary, mail order brides, interstellar romance, winter, christmas, Minnesota, colonization romance A Qurilixen World Novella The Qurilixen World is an extensive collection of paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance novels by award-winning author, Michelle M. Pillow, and includes several series installments: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, Dynasty Lords, Qurilixen Lords, and more. Intergalactic Dating Agency

Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Millard
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
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This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the 'coming-of-age' novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships and other social structures. This book considers a variety of different American cultures (in terms of race, class and gender) and a range of contemporary coming-of-age novels, so that aesthetic judgements about the fiction might be made in the context of the social history that fiction represents. A series of questions are asked:* Does the coming-of-age moment in these novels coincide with an interpretation of the 'fall' of America?* What kind of national commentary does it therefore facilitate?* Is the Bildungsroman a quintessentially American genre?* What can it usefully tell us about contemporary American culture? Although the focus is on the conte


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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Blackberry Winter

Blackberry Winter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Jio
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***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and The Violets of March comes an emotional story of a dreadful storm, a missing child cold case, and a determined reporter who just may have a stronger connection with the past than she realizes. Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son goodnight and departs to work the night shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying facedown on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks—or the perpetrator’s. Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 “blackberry winter” storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways. Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels—The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter—taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon—Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time.

I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War

I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerome Charyn
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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Jerome Charyn’s “daring” and “memorable” (The New Yorker) historical novel renders the inner life of our sixteenth president like never before. This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the sixteenth president. Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered around a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons—Robert, Willie, and Tad—is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion. Seized by melancholy and imbued with an unfaltering sense of human worth, Charyn’s President Lincoln comes to vibrant, three-dimensional life in a haunting portrait we have rarely seen in historical fiction.

The Four Fingers of Death

The Four Fingers of Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Moody
Editor: Little, Brown
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Montese Crandall is a downtrodden writer whose rare collection of baseball cards won't sustain him, financially or emotionally, through the grave illness of his wife. Luckily, he swindles himself a job churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror classic, The Crawling Hand. Crandall tells therein of the United States, in a bid to regain global eminence, launching at last its doomed manned mission to the desolation of Mars. Three space pods with nine Americans on board travel three months, expecting to spend three years as the planet's first colonists. When a secret mission to retrieve a flesh-eating bacterium for use in bio-warfare is uncovered, mayhem ensues. Only a lonely human arm (missing its middle finger) returns to earth, crash-landing in the vast Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The arm may hold the secret to reanimation or it may simply be an infectious killing machine. In the ensuing days, it crawls through the heartbroken wasteland of a civilization at its breaking point, economically and culturally -- a dystopia of lowlife, emigration from America, and laughable lifestyle alternatives. The Four Fingers of Death is a stunningly inventive, sometimes hilarious, monumental novel. It will delight admirers of comic masterpieces like Slaughterhouse-Five, The Crying of Lot 49, and Catch-22.

The Diviners

The Diviners Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Moody
Editor: Back Bay Books
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During one month in the autumn of election year 2000, scores of movie-business strivers are focused on one goal: getting a piece of an elusive, but surely huge, television saga, the one that opens with Huns sweeping through Mongolia and closes with a Mormon diviner in the Las Vegas desert; the sure-to-please-everyone multigenerational TV miniseries about diviners, those miracle workers who bring water to perpetually thirsty (and hungry and love-starved) humankind. Among the wannabes: Vanessa Meandro, hot-tempered head of Means of Production, an indie film company; her harried and varied staff; a Sikh cab driver, promoted to the office of -theory and practice of TV; a bipolar bicycle messenger, who makes a fateful mis-delivery; two celebrity publicists, the Vanderbilt girls; a thriller writer who gives Botox parties; the daughter of an L.A. big-shot, who is hired to fetch Vanessa's Krispy Kremes and more; a word man who coined the phrase -- inspired by a true story; and a supreme court justice who wants to write the script.A few true artists surface in the course of Moody's rollicking but intricately woven novel, and real emotion eventually blossoms for most of Vanessa's staff at Means of Production, even herself. The Diviners is a cautionary tale about pointless ambition; a richly detailed look at the interlocking worlds of money, politics, addiction, sex, work, and family in modern America; and a masterpiece of comedy that will bring Rick Moody to a still higher level of appreciation.

Lean Fall Stand

Lean Fall Stand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon McGregor
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008484430
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A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘It leaves the reader moved and subtly changed, as if she had become part of the story’ Hilary Mantel ’So moving and delicate and terrifying and haunting’ Maggie O’Farrell The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.

Living Room

Living Room Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Sherman
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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“[A] riveting debut novel . . . Unsentimental yet deeply felt, this tale examines what bubbles under the surface of a supposedly happy Long Island family” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The follow-up to her highly praised debut story collection, The First Hurt, Rachel Sherman’s Living Room is a beautiful and disarmingly direct portrait of a family in trouble. With the tone of a modern-day Jewish The Ice Storm set in Long Island, imbued with Alice Munro’s fascination with personal history, Living Room is a deep exploration of the ripple effects of mental illness on a family, as well as a look at generational differences in mating and marriage, and a wry, wise look at suburban angst. “The fractured lives of three generations of women told with zero sentimentality and a huge amount of heart. Living Room is edgy, moving, smart, funny and altogether human. Rachel Sherman is the real deal.” —Dani Shapiro, New York Times–bestselling author of Inheritance “Sherman turns her unflinching, unsentimental eye once again on deepest suburbia, where personal history festers rather than heals. [Living Room] hums along, its heavier moments tempered with plenty of dark humor and incisive language; but it’s the intimate character sketches that truly resonate.” —Time Out (New York) “Often praised for her lack of sentimentality, Sherman doesn’t hesitate to capture her characters’ weird, unbecoming thoughts . . . Her writing lends itself to the form: her story structures tight as fists, her prose terse and unadorned.” —The Rumpus

Portland Storm: The First Period

Portland Storm: The First Period Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gayle
Editor: Bons Mots, Inc.
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A boxed set of three novels and a novella in the Portland Storm hockey romance series by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle. BREAKAWAY Portland Storm captain Eric “Zee” Zellinger knows how to get the job done, but leading his once elite team to victory is fast becoming a losing battle. He can’t lose focus now—not with his career on the line. But when his best friend’s little sister makes him an offer he can’t refuse, Eric could lose the drive the team relies on from their captain. Still in a downward spiral after a life-altering event in college, Dana Campbell is desperate to try anything to break away from the horror of that fateful night—even enlisting the help of the only man she trusts completely. No matter how irresistible she is or how tempting the offer, Eric might not be able to cross that line—especially with the team’s chance at the playoffs on the line. Now, Eric has to take one last shot, but will he choose Dana’s Breakaway chance at happiness or the move that could secure his career? ON THE FLY Being sidelined for far too long due to injuries, Portland Storm player Brenden “Soupy” Campbell is ready to take his career to the next level and make his new position on the team stick. After he meets the general manager’s cute new assistant, Brenden knows he’s right where he’s supposed to be. Determined to change things up On the Fly and establish a future for herself and her children, Rachel Shaw jumps at the opportunity to work for the Storm. She’s not going to let anything—or anyone—get in her way, especially not a sexy and overly cocky hockey star. But when Brenden pulls out all the stops and turns on the charm, Rachel refuses to make the same mistake twice. Now, it’s up to Brenden to cement his spot—both on the team and in Rachel’s heart. TAKING A SHOT Rising hockey star Jamie Babcock is ready to take the most important shot of his life—and this time, it’s not on the ice. Dating his teammate’s daughter might be riskier than going head to head with one of the Portland Storm’s rivals. But time is running out—it’s now or never. High school senior Katie Weber knows all too well the woes of adolescence, but throw in a leukemia diagnosis, and her life just got a lot more complicated. With prom looming and a shiny bald head to contend with, Katie might sit at home on the most important night of her potentially very short life. Unless Jamie Babcock, her ultimate crush, finally makes the move she’s been praying for. But that’s not the only miracle she needs. Now Jamie must show Katie just how important she is and how hard she must fight. Before it’s too late… LIGHT THE LAMP Hockey star Liam Kallen lost his scoring touch when his wife died. Still broken up over her loss, Liam’s darkness overpowers him, but his new team—the Portland Storm—needs him. A chance meeting brings him face to face with Noelle Payne, the most positive and upbeat woman he’s ever met, and his darkness begins to fade. There’s never been a challenge that Noelle can’t conquer. Brightside optimist to a fault, Noelle refuses to succumb to the luxurious life Liam can give her, as she longs to find deeper meaning and purpose in her life. Now it’s up to Liam to open up and show her that she’s the light he’s needed all along—giving her the greatest purpose of all. He might have saved her, but can Noelle be the light that saves him. The Portland Storm series reading order: 1. Breakaway 2. On the Fly 3. Taking a Shot 4. Light the Lamp 5. Delay of Game 6. Double Major 7. In the Zone 8. Holiday Hat Trick 9. Comeback 10. Dropping Gloves 11. Home Ice 12. Mistletoe Misconduct 13. Losing an Edge 14. Game Breaker 15. Defensive Zone 16. Power Play 17. Neutral Zone 18. Free Agent - coming soon 19. Journeyman - coming soon 20. Sleigh Bells & Slap Shots - coming soon The Portland Storm series is a hockey romance series, but it is about a lot more than just hockey. Serious themes are explored in each book, including rape, cancer, addiction, miscarriage, molestation, grief, and many others. If you have triggers, please be aware that some or all of these books could contain material which would trigger you. Even if you don't have triggers, consider this your tissue warning. You could ugly cry while reading them. KEYWORDS: sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, tearjerker, emotional romance, cancer, rape, brother's best friend, grief, forbidden romance, jock, sexy romance, ptsd, cancer

You Are the Love of My Life: A Novel

You Are the Love of My Life: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Richards Shreve
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393084302
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“Spare, elegant and absolutely riveting.” —People It’s 1973 and the Watergate scandal is on everyone’s lips. Lucy Painter, a children’s book illustrator and single mother of two, leaves New York and the married father of her children to return to Washington, DC, to the neighborhood where she grew up and the house where her father committed suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets: her children know nothing of her father’s death or the identity of their own father. As new neighbors enter their insular lives, her family’s safety and stability become threatened. Beautifully told, You Are the Love of My Life is a story of how shame leads to secrets, secrets to lies, and how lies stand in the way of human connection.

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope)

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jody Hedlund
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 144126552X
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Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known--and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down. Bestselling author Jody Hedlund's Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.

The Winter King

The Winter King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Cornwell
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141952121
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From Bernard Cornwell, the international bestselling author and master of historical fiction. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . The first of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell 'Spellbinding realism' The Times

An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shari Lapena
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385690800
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A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up. It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or just curling up with a book and someone you love. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets and firewood--a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip. The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle in and hope they can survive the storm.

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