Skygods

Author: Sarah Latchaw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781623420871
Size: 15.32 MB
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Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly. A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry. Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood is bracing for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.

Subversia

Author: D. R. Haney
Publisher: Hukilau
ISBN:
Size: 18.15 MB
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In this bare-knuckled, frankly autobiographical collection, D.R. Haney shares a series of personal essays on his life, struggles, and artistic evolution; from punk rock malcontent in 1980s New York, to B-movie actor in the films of Roger Corman; to screenwriter on "Friday the 13th: Part VII"; to expatriated American writer in Serbia; to author of the celebrated underground novel "Banned for Life." Consisting of material originally published by the popular online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown, "Subversia" is written with the bracing candor and lyrical beauty that have earned Haney a well-deserved cult following worldwide. Haney s blend of intoxicating content, sharply selected language, and unexpected humor is better than all the heroin in Serbia. Lenore Zion, author of "My Dead Pets Are Interesting" "Subversia" is a wild, thrilling ride through D.R. Haney s childhood, where he happily poses naked for the director of his summer camp; to adolescence, when he worries that he s going to commit murder; to young adulthood, when he tries to borrow money from an ATM and contemplates taking a crowbar to his girlfriend s head; to adulthood, where he writes screenplays that he considers so bad he unsuccessfully tries to report his to own death. It is a tribute to Haneys immense charisma, brutal honesty, and charming prose that in spite of everything he confesses, one can t help but fall hopelessly in love with him. - Jessica Anya Blau, author of "The Summer of Naked Swim Parties" and "Drinking Closer to Home" D.R. Haney may very well be the illegitimate love child of Henry Rollins and David Sedaris. - Jeff Martin, author of "My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize" and editor of "The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles" Haney is absolutely compelling. You ll want to read his pieces over and over, and each time you ll marvel at how he took you someplace utterly different than the time before. - Robin Antalek, author of "The Summer We Fell Apart" The man writes a book. It is a great book of fiction. How will I ever top this? he says. He walks around, and sits and thinks. Then he writes a great book of essays. Ben Loory, author of "Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day"

The Titanic Treasure Key Hunters 5

Author: Eric Luper
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338151824
Size: 11.23 MB
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Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are lockedup tight. And only they can find the keys to release the magic inside! A FORTUNE LOST AT SEA! When Cleo and Evan set sail on the Titanic, time is not on their side! The famous ocean liner is destined to hit an iceberg. If they can stop a thief from stealing a priceless jeweled book--and find their next key--they might avoid sinking with the ship in this historic disaster!

The Lost Night

Author: Jayne Castle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101581520
Size: 15.85 MB
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Even the mysterious world of Harmony has people who don’t quite fit in. They’re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island, a beautiful sanctuary where anyone can feel safe—and where secrets are closely guarded... Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner and her dust bunny companion have found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island, operating a bookstore and café. But her tranquil new life is thrown into chaos when Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve. Immediately drawn to the amber-eyed woman, Harry must tread carefully. While Rachel’s special talents can help him track down dangerous rogues who have violated the Preserve, they can also sense the heart of darkness within him. But desire can weaken the strongest of defenses—and leave even the strongest man wanting more…

The Politics Of Punk

Author: David A. Ensminger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442254459
Size: 17.19 MB
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Punk rock has long been equated with the ever-shifting concepts of dissent, disruption, and counter-cultural activities. As a result, since its 1970s and 1980s incarnations, when bands in Britain—from The Clash and Sex Pistols to Angelic Upstarts, U.K. Subs, and Crass—offered alternative political convictions and subversive lifestyle choices, the media has often deemed punk a threat. Bands like Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, and Millions of Dead Cops followed suit in America, pushing similar boundaries as the music mutated into a harsher “hardcore” style that branched deep into suburban enclaves. Those antagonisms and ideals were, in turn, translated by another wave of bands—from Fugazi to Anti-Flag—whose commitment to community building was as pronounced as their taut, explosive tunes. In The Politics of Punk, David Ensminger probes the conscience of punk by going beyond the lyrics and slogans of the pithy culture war. He paints a broad, nuanced, and well-documented picture of the ongoing activism and outreach inherent in punk. Creating a people’s history of punk’s social, cultural, aesthetic, and political features, the book features original interviews with members of Dead Kennedys, Dead Boys, MDC, Channel 3, Snap-Her, Scream, Minutemen, TSOL, the Avengers, Blowdryers, and many more. Ensminger highlights punk money’s influence on philanthropy and community involvement and paints a contextualized picture of how punk critiqued dominant culture by channeling support and media coverage for a wide array of humanitarian programs for gays and lesbians, the homeless, the disabled, environmental and health research, and other causes.

Adolescence Risk And Resilience

Author: John Coleman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470025024
Size: 10.12 MB
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Adolescence is often portrayed as an age of particular risk. Adolescents are not only considered a risk to themselves, but also to the rest of society. As a society, we are nervous of them, and consider them vulnerable, yet the seeds of successful and independent adult life are laid down in adolescence, and they need all the help and support that they can get at a challenging time. Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.

Dictionary Of International Trade Law

Author: Raj Bhala
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327178293
Size: 10.95 MB
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Dictionary of International Trade Law is the first of its kind book. This Dictionary defines and explains in detail hundreds of terms - common and uncommon ones - used in the field, from the "ACU" and "CMAA" to "TIFA" and the "WCO." Many entries include organizational charts (e.g., the structure of the new Department of Homeland Security) and tables (e.g., of precedent-setting cases on zeroing). Many entries also provide references for further research. Notably, the Dictionary has three Annexes - • SAnnex A contains 25 maps, of the world, regions, and countries, from the Artic to Zambia, not only showing states and provinces (e.g., in Brazil and India), but also highlighting disputed territories (e.g., in Kashmir) ● Annex B sets out research tools, such as tables on milestones in Chinese history (from early dynasties through modern legal reforms), EU institutions, U.S. trade statutes, and useful websites on trade law. • SAnnex C has data on U.S. FTAs, including votes by political party in Congress, on immediate versus deferred duty-free treatment for goods, market access for services, and government procurement thresholds. In sum, the 600-page Dictionary aims to help students, scholars, and practitioners through the complex jargon of trade. Like the Textbook, International Trade Law: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice, the Dictionary is inter-disciplinary, paying special attention to practical terms and theoretical concepts from international economics and development studies. Among the highlights of the second edition of the Dictionary are: • Several dozen brand New and Expansive entries for even more thorough coverage! • Updated and expanded material for hundreds of existing entries. • Several hundred Suggestions for Further Research. • Compilation, synthesis, and analysis of data on every one of America's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and of every one of Japan's FTAs, all thoroughly updated since the first edition. • Updated historical information about milestones in the economic development of the European Union (EU) and China. • Revised maps for every region of the world, and several major countries. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.