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The Darkest Evening of the Year

By Dean Koontz
  • ISBN Code: : 0553904892
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion. Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she’s a legend for the risks she’ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy’s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can’t allow herself to return, Amy’s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy’ s every move and that, whoever it is, he’s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she’s always been there to save. But now there’s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.

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Your plain-English guide to Judaism Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as a daily practice; the food and fabric of Judaism; Jewish wedding ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy; great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities; and much more. Updates to the "recent history" section with discussions of what has happened in the first decade of the twenty-first century including: the expansion of orthodox political power in Israel; expansion of interfaith work; unfortunate recent anti-Semitic events; and other news Expanded coverage of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has become increasingly popular in recent years New coverage on Jewish views of morality, including birth control, homosexuality, and environmental concerns Revised recipes for traditional Jewish cooking, updated key vocabulary, and Yiddish phrases everyone should know Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world. Judaism For Dummies (9781119643074) was previously published as Judaism For Dummies (9781118407516). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Coming to Life in the Consulting Room

By Thomas H. Ogden
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000504832
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 737
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Ogden sets out a movement in contemporary psychoanalysis toward a new sensibility, reflecting a shift in emphasis from what he calls "epistemological psychoanalysis" (having to do with knowing and understanding) to "ontological psychoanalysis" (having to do with being and becoming). Ogden clinically illustrates his way of dreaming the analytic session and of inventing psychoanalysis with each patient. Using the works of Winnicott and Bion, he finds a turn in the analytic conception of mind from conceiving of it as a thing—a "mental apparatus"—to viewing mind as a living process located in the very act of experiencing. Ogden closes the volume with discussions of being and becoming that occur in reading the poetry of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, and in the practice of analytic writing. This book will be of great interest not only to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists interested in the shift in analytic theory and practice Ogden describes, but also to those interested in ideas concerning the way the mind and human experiencing are created.

Fall of Frost

By Brian Hall
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101202785
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: fall-of-frost.pdf

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The life of Robert Frost, brilliantly re-imagined by the author of the acclaimed I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company Called "a spellbinding prose stylist"(Los Angeles Times), Brian Hall drew extraordinary praise for his novel I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, in which he captured the personal lives of Lewis and Clark. Now he turns his talents to Robert Frost, arguably America's most famous poet. Through the revelatory voice of fiction, Hall gives us an artist toughened by tragedy, whose intimacy with death gave life to his poetry-for him, the preeminent symbol of man's form-giving power. This is the exquisitely rendered portrait of one man's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence-as much a fictional masterwork as it is a meditation on greatness.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

By Gardner Dozois
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 142991615X
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: the-year-s-best-science-fiction.pdf

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The twenty-eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: * Cory Doctorow * Robert Charles Wilson * Michael Swanwick * Ian McDonald * Benjamin Rosenbaum * Kage Baker * Bruce McAllister * Alastair Reynolds * Jay Lake * Ruth Nestvold * Gregory Benford * Justin Stanchfield * Walter Jon Williams * Greg Van Eekhout * Robert Reed * David D. Levine * Paul J. McAuley * Mary Rosenblum * Daryl Gregory * Jack Skillingstead * Paolo Bacigalupi * Greg Egan * Elizabeth Bear * Sarah Monette * Ken MacLeod * Stephen Baxter * Carolyn Ives Gilman * John Barnes * A.M. Dellamonica Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Once Again to Zelda

By Marlene Wagman-Geller
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440633983
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: once-again-to-zelda.pdf

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A fascinating look at the stories behind the dedications of 50 literary classics. Mary Shelley dedicated Frankenstein to her father, her greatest champion. Charlotte Brönte dedicatedJane Eyre to William Makepeace Thackeray for his enthusiastic review of the book’s first edition. Dostoyevsky dedicated The Brothers Karamazov to his typist-turned-lover Anna Grigoyevna. And, as this collection’s title indicates, F. Scott Fitzgerald dedicated his masterpiece The Great Gatsby to his wife Zelda. Often overlooked, a novel’s dedication can say much about an author and his or her relationship to the person for whom the book was consecrated. Once Again to Zelda explores the dedications in fifty iconic books that are an intrinsic part of both literary and pop culture, shedding light on the author’s psyche, as well as the social and historic context in which the book was first published.

Recorded Poetry and Poetic Reception from Edna Millay to the Circle of Robert Lowell

By D. Furr
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230109918
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 972
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Through an analysis of a wide range of commercial and amateur recordings, this book describes how and why poetry was recorded in the U.S., from the 1930's through the mid-century performances of poets such as Dylan Thomas and Anne Sexton.

A Short Literary History of the United States

By Mario Klarer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317701526
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 196
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A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different currents in American literature in an accessible, engaging style. This book features: the pre-colonial era to the present, including new media formats the evolution of literary traditions, themes, and aesthetics readings of individual texts, contextualized within American cultural history literary theory in the United States a core reading list in American Literature an extended glossary and study aid. This book is ideal as a companion to courses in American Literature and American Studies, or as a study aid for exams.

Signs of Life

By Natalie Taylor
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  • Publisher : Two Roads
  • Book Code : 144472469X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: signs-of-life.pdf

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Signs of Life is Natalie Taylor's story. It starts the day her husband dies and ends sixteen months later on her son's first birthday. Natalie's journey from wife to widow to mother is heartbreaking, blackly funny and will move you to laughter and tears as she makes it across that finish line. And you have no doubt she will make it because Natalie is a warrior and a woman to cheer for. Intelligent, witty and moving, this is the very best kind of indie movie in a book. A book to delight, to treasure and to press into the hands of your best friend.

Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature

By H.G. Widdowson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317869532
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: stylistics-and-the-teaching-of-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Activity Year Book

By Anni Bowden,Nancy Lewthwaite
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781846428890
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: the-activity-year-book.pdf

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Engagement in meaningful activity is an important aspect of human existence, regardless of one's cognitive abilities. Even in the later stages of dementia, people can still be engaged in activities at a level that allows them to be successful. In fact in these later stages, where cognitive abilities may be waning, the need for activity becomes greater, as cognitive stimulation helps preserve what skills remain. For care staff looking after older people, many of whom may have some degree of dementia, coming up with ideas for activities of a suitable level to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. From Valentine's Day quizzes to Bonfire Night word searches, it has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, and also encourages reminiscence and discussion around these events. This book will be invaluable to care staff looking for a simple way of improving the lives of their residents, week by week, all year round.

Insight English Skills 9

By Insight Publications Staff
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  • Publisher : Insight Publications
  • Book Code : 1921411961
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 889
  • Pdf File: insight-english-skills-9.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the Insight English Skills books for Year 9

The Big Picture and the Adventures of Life

By Harvey Rothenstein
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469119226
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: the-big-picture-and-the-adventures-of-life.pdf

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The book contains short stories and poetry. There are forty nine short stories and one hundred and twenty poems. The poems are free verse and some metered. There are numerous subjects: from childhood to man hood. There are: Shakespearean sonnets, Yeats octave Philosophical poetry, Science, Confessional, Epitaph, Satire, Lyric, Dramatic and Narrative, Crown of Sonnets, Imagism, and many other genres. The book discusses ethics, love war and science. In The Big Picture and The Adventures of life there is conflict then resolution. Some storys are strictly from the imagination, and others are written from experience. There are submerged characters some heroic some tragic, and some on the fringes of society.