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The Crossing

By Michael Connelly
  • ISBN Code: : 0316225894
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal). Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317949137
  • Total of Pages : 147
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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  • Total of Pages : 64
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When Peter Porter died in 2010 his reputation as one of the greatest Australian poets had long been settled. Chorale at the Crossing gathers together the work Porter completed after the publication of his widely-praised final collection Better than God, and shows a remarkable and capacious mind - apparently furnished with half the contents of Western culture - still working at full tilt, despite the imminence of his own passing. Chorale at the Crossing contains love poems, comic excursions, and meditations on art, death, music and nature, all written with Porter's phenomenal technical facility and immense good humour. Chorale at the Crossing is the last word from one of our wisest and most compassionate poets - and is, quite simply, necessary reading.

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  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Book Code : 1594657076
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Orphaned by lightning. Possessor of an unimaginable strength. Destined for legendary feats. He is the Child of the Storm. Fear the tempest. PUBLICATION IN 5 VOLUMES - COMPLETED WORK Adopted by a woodsman clan, the orphan Laith possesses miraculous and terrifying powers linked to the weather. When his path crosses with the sinister Professor Finrhas, and the power-hungry Minister Alghard, Laith’s world is turned upside down. The young boy is forced to go in search of his origins, to better to control his immense power, and to save his foster family and friends. This award-winning debut graphic novel by Manuel Bichebois, Didier Poli ("Elric: The Ruby Throne"), and Giulio Zeloni is a fantasy/steampunk adventure packed with political intrigue, where science and magic collide.

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  • Publisher : MIT Press
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  • Total of Pages : 264
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A “dissident of the gender-sex binary system” reflects on gender transitioning and political and cultural transitions in technoscientific capitalism. Uranus, the frozen giant, is the coldest planet in the solar system as well as a deity in Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for uranism, a concept coined by the writer Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define the “third sex” and the rights of those who “love differently.” Following Ulrich, Paul B. Preciado dreams of an apartment on Uranus where he might live beyond existing power, gender and racial strictures invented by modernity. “My trans condition is a new form of uranism,” he writes. “I am not a man. I am not a woman. I am not heterosexual. I am not homosexual. I am not bisexual. I am a dissident of the gender-sex binary system. I am the multiplicity of the cosmos trapped in a binary political and epistemological system, shouting in front of you. I am a uranist confined inside the limits of technoscientific capitalism.” This book recounts Preciado's transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., but it is not only an account of gender transitioning. Preciado also considers political, cultural, and sexual transition, reflecting on issues that range from the rise of neo-fascism in Europe to the technological appropriation of the uterus, from the harassment of trans children to the role museums might play in the cultural revolution to come. An Apartment on Uranus is a bold, transgressive, and necessary book.

The Crossing of Heaven

By Karl Gustafson
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642225586
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Mathematics
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Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America’s own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era’s most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to write the first US spy satellite’s software. The project would fundamentally alter America’s Cold War strategy, and this autobiographical account of a remarkable academic life spent in the top flight tells this fascinating inside story for the first time. Gustafson takes you from his early pioneering work in computing, through fascinating encounters with Nobel laureates and Fields medalists, to his current observations on mathematics, science and life. He tells of brushes with death, being struck by lightning, and the beautiful women who have been a part of his journey.

Surviving the Crossing

By Jessica Rabin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135875502
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 710
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By examining the fiction of three women modernists--Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen--this book complicates binary paradigms of national, gender, and ethnic identities in the interwar period. In place of essentializing categories of identity, Jessica Rabin explores the liberating and dislocating ramifications of using multiple subject positions as a means of representing identity. While these three authors have been studied in non-intersecting categories (pioneer literature, high modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance, respectively), Jessica Rabin traces their similarities, showing how the dispersal of fixed identities are facilitated by the language of fiction.

At The Crossing: A Monster Romance

By Suzanne Clay
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  • Publisher : Suzanne Clay
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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After years of going unnoticed, the darkness has seen her... Annabel has enough to worry about. She's escaped the suffocating clutches of an abusive religious group. She's safe in a new home, with her supportive roommate, Kat, who makes her heart flutter. Every day is an opportunity to heal from her childhood trauma while she explores paganism and develops a relationship with a gentler deity. She would rather not add another spinning plate to her recovery. But when Kat begins a week-long magical ritual to heal her broken heart, she sprains her ankle on the first day and can't continue the process. And though Annabel knows a romance with her straight roommate is unattainable, she can't stop herself from offering to finish the ritual as a proxy. Annabel's role seems simple enough. She must go to the crossroads every night and deliver an offering to the unseen being who resides there. If she is polite and respectful, then by the end of the week, the creature should remove Kat's heartbreak. There is only one rule: she should not look over her shoulder at the crossing. Because if she locks eyes with the spirit, they could take it as an invitation to follow her home—or keep her. At the Crossing is a 20,000-word monster romance novella. It features a F/NBi pairing involving a human woman and an agender demon. This book is intended only for adult audiences. Content notes may be found in the book's front matter and on the author's website.

The Crossing at Cypress Creek

By Pam Hillman
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1496440587
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 741
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Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long. Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady. Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.

Shaman's Crossing

By Robin Hobb
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061793353
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

The Crossing

By Robert Stock
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466971118
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Fiction
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A story of four boys whose lives, thrown together through their misadventures, over the summer haphazardly grown into men, finding what life is all about.

Crossing the Quality Chasm

By Institute of Medicine,Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309132961
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Medical
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.