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The Divide

By Nicholas Evans
  • ISBN Code: : 1101043644
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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“Evans demonstrates the same intricacy of plot and depth of characterization that defined his international best-seller The Horse Whisperer…[a] heartrending story of a family in crisis.”—Booklist For many anguished months Ben and Sarah Cooper's daughter has been on the run from the FBI, wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism. But when Abbie's body is found embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek, the family's devastation deepens into mystery. How did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray? In a journey of discovery and redemption that takes us from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the West, The Divide tells the story of a family fractured by betrayal. It explores the pain we inflict on those we love the most and charts the passions and needs, the dashed hopes and disillusionments, that connect and divide all men and women.

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  • Book Code : 1351046772
  • Total of Pages : 248
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Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. Why are we so fed up with politics? Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins? Can ordinary people teach us more about the way forward for government? In 1996 – the same year as Pauline Hanson entered parliament – Gabrielle, the city-born daughter of a Chinese migrant, moved to a sheep and wheat farm in country New South Wales. She provides a window into her community where she raised her children and reflects on its lessons for the Australian political story. It is a fresh take on the old rural narrative, informed by class and culture, belonging and broadband, committees and cake stalls, rural recession and reconciliation. Along the way, Gabrielle recounts conversations with her fellow residents, people who have no lobby group in Canberra, so we can better understand lives rarely seen in political reporting. She describes communities that are forsaking the political process to move ahead of government. Though sometimes facing polar opposite political views to her own, Gabrielle learns the power of having a shared community at stake and in doing so, finds an alternative for modern political tribal warriors.

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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803219083
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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  • Total of Pages : 386
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The Divide By: Paul Brenner Harlan Wyatt operates a prosperous elk guiding and outfitting service on the Western Slope of Colorado, but is still haunted by his role in exterminating the grizzly bear from the Colorado Rockies back in the 1950s. As Harlan enters his final year on the Divide and prepares to pass the business on to his son, Harlan’s plans for a smooth transition are disrupted by a poacher, the long-time rancher on the mountain, the United States Forest Service, the local game warden, a female newspaper reporter and a record-setting bull elk on the loose within the permit area. Harlan Wyatt’s final season at the helm of Wyatt Outfitters proves anything but ordinary.

Across the Divide

By Ann Knight
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469194333
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 879
  • Pdf File: across-the-divide.pdf

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South Africa is a country where the dichotomy is divided between black and white, rich and poor. Where the rich are usually white and the poor usually black. This is a story about how, a white woman from a wealthy privileged background and a black woman from rural background, become friends. And through circumstances, which bring them closer together, and where colour has no place, they and their children form a bond which is unbreakable. Phumla s battle with Aids, after being raped, and the subsequent rape of her only child, give Mary-Ann an insight of the hardships of African women. They both cross the divide.

West of the Divide

By Paula Overton
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1649578164
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 215
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West of the Divide By: Paula Overton Paula Overton was born and raised in the South. She and her husband have traveled extensively all over the world and the United States. She loved the Northwest United States, including the area West of the Divide. The ruggedness of the area remains the same through the years. When she first saw the area around the Salmon River, even now with the modern highways and cities, it remains a wonderful rugged land. She thought back about the pioneers who came West to tame this wild land. This impeccable spot of the country inspired Overton to write about the settlers’ experiences. And to try and bring to life what it must have been like to settle this terrain. Anyone with an interest in the history of the United States and its development, especially the area West of the Divide, will thoroughly enjoy Paula Overton’s work.

Healing the Divide

By Amos Smith
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1621896943
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 966
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Healing the Divide is a bold call to understand Jesus according to the earliest lineage of Christian Mystics--a call to transform our dualistic minds and heal a divided Church. This book is a must-read if you find yourself -frustrated by the fundamentalist and new age polarization of twenty-first-century Christianity; -bewildered by religious pluralism; -searching for Christianity's elusive mystic core. Twenty-first century Christianity is in crisis, careening toward fundamentalism on the one hand and a rootless new age Christianity on the other. Twenty-first century Christianity is also reeling from the maze of religious pluralism. Smith addresses and tempers these extremes by passionately and succinctly revealing Jesus as understood by the Alexandrian mystics. The Alexandrian mystics are the most long standing lineage of early Christian mystics. Their perspective on Jesus celebrates creative tensions, tempers extremes, and reveals Christian mysticism's definitive core.

Bridging the Divide Between Immigrant and African American Muslims by Utilizing the Concept of Tawheed as the Catalyst

By Dr. Salahuddin Mustafa Muhammad
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456891565
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 483
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The Islamic community boasts of being one united community. Its cornerstone belief is Tawheed (Oneness of G-d). Its fundamental principle is the Unity of G-d, and this speaks to the unity of humanity. Yet when you look at the Islamic community over its almost fifteen century history; racism, prejudice, bias, and discrimination have continued to prevail. I argue that the Islamic community has suffered fragmentation, as a result of this artificial divide. Therefore, the one united community has been more of an ideal than reality. I contend that really understanding the concept of Tawheed is the true answer--the bridge--as it were--to overcoming this artificial divide, the divide that separates the immigrant Muslim from the African American Muslim.

The Divide of God and Himself Vs. the Divide of Mankind and Himself

By Carolyn Faulkner
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1796027820
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 292
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I asked our Heavenly Father a question after following, of course, the proper procedure! And as I read, I began to understand with the help of a program called The Shepherd’s Chapel, from the father and son pastors Arnold and Dennis Murray! They would leave out all that distraction and would simply teach you the words of the Bible, showing you the Hebrew/Arabic and the Greek scriptures in which our Heavenly Father’s Words are written on! And of course, there were other literature I purchased in order to back up what they said of those words that confused me. The hardest for me was Genesis! Just that first and second sentence got me! Not that the whole thing did not take a whole lot of thought! I mean, he said that he created it. And in others places, you read that he said we all sang at “the majesty of it,” so I needed to know. For a lot of reasons, I’m not digging in you, so I will leave it at that! And just like he said in the Bible, “Ask and you shall receive,” and that is what I got! Because when you stop and think about it, people, for the most part, are not all so bad. And I needed to know that “what the beef” was concerning God and Satan! And I really do believe that that is what happened and how we came to be here in these states of death. I just want to plant this seed, and I am truly hoping that it hits the nail on the head for a lot of folks who are wondering if the Most High stumbled across the Earth then fixed it up or if he created the whole shebang at once or what.

Across the Divide

By Steven J. Ramold
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814729193
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 486
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"Ramold disputes the old argument that citizen-soldiers in the Union Army differed little from civilians. He shows how a chasm of mutual distrust grew between soldiers and civilians during four years of fighting that led many Democratic soldiers to…build the groundwork for the postwar Republican Party. Filled with gripping anecdotes, this book makes for fascinating reading." —Scott Reynolds Nelson, College of William & Mary Union soldiers left home in 1861 with expectations that the conflict would be short, the purpose of the war was clear, and public support back home was universal. As the war continued, however, Union soldiers noticed growing disparities between their own expectations and those of their families at home with growing concern and alarm. Instead of support for the war, an extensive and oft-violent anti-war movement emerged. In this first study of the gulf between Union soldiers and northern civilians, Steven J. Ramold reveals the wide array of factors that prevented the Union Army and the civilians on whose behalf they were fighting from becoming a united front during the Civil War. In Across the Divide, Ramold illustrates how the divided spheres of Civil War experience created social and political conflict far removed from the better-known battlefields of the war. Steven J. Ramold, Associate Professor of American History at Eastern Michigan University, is the author of two previous books, Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy and Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army. He and his wife reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Across the Divide

By Susan S. Elliott,The Images Publishing Group
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  • Publisher : Images Publishing
  • Book Code : 1864704551
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 937
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Presents the successful fifty-year career of the technology executive, from her beginnings in the computer industry of the 1960s, to the founding of her own company with the advent of personal computers in the 1980s, to the development of a series of eLearning products.

New Perspectives on the Divide Between National and International Law

By Janne E. Nijman,André Nollkaemper
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019156656X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 143
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This book aims to contribute to our understanding of one of the most pressing issues of modern international law: the relationship between the international legal order on the one hand and the domestic legal orders of over 190 sovereign states on the other hand The traditional and dominant understanding of this relationship is that there exists a strict separation between the international legal order and domestic legal orders. Processes of legal globalisation and internationalisation have made this relationship much more complex. Legal authority has shifted away from the state in both vertical and horizontal directions. Forced by the pressures of interdependence, states have allowed international bodies to oversee and sometimes even implement and enforce domestic legislation. At the same time, private persons are more and more drawn into an internationalized order. Increasing cross-border flows of services, goods and capital, mobility, and communication have further undermined any stable notion of what is national and what is international. This book offers several partly complementary and partly competing perspectives that allow us understand and make sense of the complex interaction between the international and domestic sphere.

Divided: When the Head and Heart Don't Agree

By Bill Delvaux,Refraction
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 052912128X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 302
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The longest distance in the universe is between the head and heart. For Christ-followers, it is the chasm between what we say we believe in our minds and what we truly believe in our hearts: a split between our statements about God and our experience of Him. This divide is everywhere around us, causing untold devastation. It is found in the double lives of believers and in the hypocrisy of church leaders, but mainly we see it in ourselves. It is the default position of every human heart. In Divided: When the Head and Heart DonÆt Agree, Bill Delvaux exposes this divide and offers strategies to tackle it. The actual journey to cross the divide is sketched out, an epic journey that will take us into our deepest fear and shame and on into the wonder of GodÆs presence. For becoming undivided is not just another task. ItÆs the pathway into the very heart of the Father. Features include: Strategies for closing the divide between head and heart Specific prayers for each stage of the spiritual journey Thought-provoking questions for spiritual conversation or reflection