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Accidents Never Happen

By David-Matthew Barnes
  • ISBN Code: : 1602825300
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Accidents never happen. Or do they? Thirty-nine-year-old Albert is a Puerto Rican amateur cruiserweight married to a woman who can't stand the sight of him. Joey, a college sophomore, claims he just watched his parents drive off a cliff after he bled the brakes of the family car. From the moment their lives collide beneath a train track on a street in Chicago, the two men can't deny their mutual attraction. The moment they give in to their desires, a domino effect is triggered setting off a chain reaction of murder and tragedy.

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665541970
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: orion-s-belt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“How long have I been on Prime now. Seven years? Five before the magnetic anomaly and two afterwards, not counting of course, the two hundred years in 'hib sleep', and still, there are so many mysteries on Prime.” John remains alone until the mothership arrives. However, the rescuers inform him that they came not to rescue him, but to rescue their lagging human colony located on an asteroid named 'Hope'. Nonetheless, John learns that a handful of adults volunteer to remain behind. The bad news: “Congratulations, John, you just became the ugly uncle to twelve children who think you're a cannibal.” The possibility of another destructive solar magnetic anomaly constantly reminds John that, eventually, he must resolve the final equation: is Prime humankind's last hope?

Her Impossible Boss

By Cathy Williams
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460346319
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: her-impossible-boss.pdf

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Not quite what the tycoon ordered… Successful New York businessman Matt Strickland expects nothing but the very best. However, his newest employee—nanny Tess Kelly—is a world away from the requirements stipulated in his advertisement. The words sensible, smart and strict just aren't in this firecracker's vocabulary! Matt's smouldering sexiness might be off the scale, but Tess thinks his capacity for fun definitely shows room for improvement. She's used to bringing out the best in her little charges, but it's a whole different ball game with her gorgeous boss…when he's determined to keep things professional…

Hidden Among Leaves

By Donald Muir
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469764191
  • Total of Pages : 712
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 541
  • Pdf File: hidden-among-leaves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Clipzone is a place deep inside San Franciscos Golden Gate Park, an area which harbors a society of teenagers who have divided themselves into secluded, private camps. Each is a surrogate family that supports its own unique rules far away from the prying eyes of everyday society. In many places on the streets bordering San Franciscos largest park they hang in small groups searching for ways to make a living, creating stories the average person would never dream of; painting a short teen as a green dwarf, gluing antlers to his head and frightening tourists out of their wallets. Running a radio controlled animal down the Panhandle and many others not found in normal walks of life. This is a look inside San Francisco very few people get the opportunity to see. Carlton Basil has lead his camp to a startling new discovery, a windfall of money and has caught the unwanted attention of nearby law enforcement, then a special government task gets involved and divides Fringe Camp into individual chase scenes. Carlton discovers his true intellectual capabilities when his family is threatened and uses a combination of street smarts and education to rescue them all.

Handbook for Mortals

By Joanne Lynn,Joan Harrold,The Center to Improve Care of the Dying
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199760888
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: handbook-for-mortals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Handbook for Mortals is warmly addressed to all those who wish to approach the final years of life with greater awareness of what to expect and greater confidence about how to make the end of our lives a time for growth, comfort, and meaningful reflection. Written by Drs. Joanne Lynn and Joan Harrold and a variety of experts from nursing, hospice, counseling, and the arts, this book provides equal measures of practical information and gentle insight. Readers will learn what decisions they will need to face, where to look for help, how to ease pain and other symptoms, what to expect with specific diseases, and how the health-care system operates. Equally important to this practical information are the personal stories included here of how people have come to terms with dying, faced their fears, and made important choices. From down-to-earth advice on how to talk to your doctor to inspiring quotes from such writers as W. H. Auden, Jane Kenyon, and others, Handbook for Mortals encompasses the needs of both the body and the spirit in our final years.

The Familiar, Volume 1

By Mark Z. Danielewski
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 0375714952
  • Total of Pages : 880
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: the-familiar-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.

Christian Hope among Rivals

By Michael W. Zeigler
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532604637
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: christian-hope-among-rivals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hope is a widespread, if not a universal, human experience. For centuries, followers of Jesus of Nazareth have ordered their lives around a central hope. How is their experience similar to or different from others who live by hope? This book seeks an answer in the idea that living by hope involves living within a peculiar story of the world--an incomplete story. The stories that shape these hopes are threatened by evil, however it may be defined. The hopeful struggle as characters caught up in plots that move toward resolution. They exercise an as-yet unverified hope that evil will not prevail. In this regard, the hope of Christians is similar to others. Yet, it is different because they wait for the God of Jesus to transform the world to match the promise he made to Abraham. To arrive at this conclusion, this book takes a detour through four model life-organizing stories. Christians and participants in other stories-of-the-world may not agree on the ultimate ground for hope. However, taking a detour into the hopeful experience of another may help uncover a place where rivals can stand together long enough to talk.