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Sleep State Interrupt centers around Waylee Freid, an unemployed journalist and musician with ever-worsening bipolar disorder, and her countercultural friends in the decaying city of Baltimore. Frustrated by the injustice of a system that benefits only a few, and the apathy of a population content to lose themselves in a virtual reality called BetterWorld, the group busts a notorious teenage hacker out of jail and sneaks into a closed election fundraiser at the Smithsonian castle, where they record incriminating admissions by a corrupt president and a power-mad CEO. Hunted by Homeland Security, Waylee and her friends must reach a substantial audience by broadcasting their video during the Super Bowl. But to do so, they will have to break into one of the most secure facilities ever built.
Before the 1820s, the vast majority of Americans ate only at home. As the nation began to urbanize and industrialize, home and work became increasingly divided, resulting in new forms of commercial dining. In this fascinating book, Kelly Erby explores the evolution of such eating alternatives in Boston during the nineteenth century. Why Boston? Its more modest assortment of restaurants, its less impressive--but still significant--expansion in commerce and population, and its growing diversity made it more typical of the nation's other urban centers than New York. Restaurants, clearly segmented along class, gender, race, ethnic, and other lines, helped Bostonians become more comfortable with deepening social stratification in their city and young republic even as the experience of eating out contributed to an emerging public consumer culture. Restaurant Republic sheds light on how commercial dining both reflected and helped shape growing fragmentation along lines of race, class, and gender--from the elite Tremont House, which served fashionable French cuisine, to such plebeian and ethnic venues as oyster saloons and Chinese chop suey houses. The epilogue takes us to the opening, in 1929 near Boston, of the nation's first Howard Johnson's and that restaurant's establishment as a franchise in the next decade. The result is a compelling story that continues to shape America.
Walking on thin ice: on Rainy Lake, in the northern reaches of Minnesota, it's more than a saying. And for Owen Jensen, nineteen and suddenly responsible for keeping his mother and five brothers alive, the ice is thin indeed.Ice-Out returns to the frigid and often brutal Prohibition-era borderland of Mary Casanova's beloved novel Frozen, and to the characters who made it a favorite among readers of all ages. Owen, smitten with Frozen's Sadie Rose, is struggling to make something of himself at a time when no one seems to hold the moral high ground. Bootlegging is rife, corruption is rampant, and lumber barons run roughshod over the people and the land. As hard as things seem when his father dies, stranding his impoverished family, they get considerably tougher--and more complicated--when Owen gets caught up in the suspicious deaths of a sheriff and deputy on the border.Inspired by real events in early 1920s Minnesota, and by Mary Casanova's own family history, Ice-Out is at once a story of young romance against terrible odds and true grit on the border between license and responsibility, rich and poor, and right and wrong in early twentieth-century America.
An FBI legend, a mysterious antiquities specialist and a brazen art thief draw top FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan into a complex web of blackmail, greed and murder in the eagerly awaited new novel in the highly acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series Emma Sharpe is suspicious when retired Special Agent Gordon Wheelock, a legend in FBI art crimes, drops by her Boston office for a visit. Gordy says he's heard rumors about stolen ancient mosaics. Emma, an art crimes specialist herself, won't discuss the rumors. Especially since they involve Oliver York, an unrepentant English art thief. Gordy and Emma's grandfather, a renowned private art detective, chased Oliver for a decade. Gordy knows Wendell Sharpe didn't give him everything he had on the thief. Even now, Oliver will never be prosecuted. When a shocking death occurs, Emma is drawn into the investigation. The evidence points to a deadly conspiracy between Wendell and Oliver, and Emma's fiancé, deep cover agent Colin Donovan, knows he can't stay out of this one. He also knows there will be questions about Emma's role and where her loyalties lie. From Boston to Maine to Ireland, Emma and Colin track a dangerous killer as the lives of their family and friends are at stake. With the help of their friend, Irish priest Finian Bracken, and Emma's brother, Lucas, the Sharpes and Donovans must band together to stop a killer. No one creates exciting, action-packed romantic suspense and international intrigue like New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers.
Katie Malone and her twin boys' trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive.Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the sight of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another.In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road.
Knitting is many things to many people Knitting is a way of life The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber Widow Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter, ten-year-old Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes-on which they included learning to knit. Like many of their wishes, it's come true, and now they knit every day. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen's birth father, who has recently entered their lives... Knitting is a passion Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery When Robyn Mulligan's dreams of becoming a Broadway star give way to an intense longing for her childhood home, she decides it's time to make a fresh start back in Texas, running her grandmother's knitting store. But the handsome, hot-tempered T. J. Passman-who's joined the shop's knitting circle-isn't making it easy. If he can learn to trust Robyn and overcome his tragic past, they just might discover a passion like no other. Knitting is a comfort Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye After a devastating car accident, Caro McNeal finds healing on Oregon's sleepy Summer Island, where she's warmly embraced by a community of knitters. She also finds meaning and purpose in the letters she exchanges with a marine serving in Afghanistan. But when life takes another unexpected turn, will Caro untangle her fears and pick up the threads of hope?
The prodigal son of Copper Ridge, Oregon, has finally come home The man who ruined Rebecca Bear's life just strolled back into it with one heck of an offer. Years ago, Gage West's recklessness left Rebecca scarred inside and out. Now he wants to make amends by gifting her the building that houses her souvenir store. Rebecca won't take Gage's charity, but she's willing to make a deal with the sexy, reclusive cowboy. Yet keeping her enemy close is growing dangerously appealing... He's the wild West brother, the bad seed of Copper Ridge. That's why Gage needs the absolution Rebecca offers. He just didn't expect to need her. After years of regretting his past, he knows where his future lies-with this strong, irresistible woman who could make a black sheep come home to stay...
Enjoy this classic Harlequin Presents from NYT bestselling author Penny Jordan! Permission to love...his ward? Lindsay Ferris had always thought sexy older man Lucas Armitage was on her side against her tyrannical and controlling father. Lucas had urged to live her own life and make her own choices. But that was before her father died - leaving Lucas in charge of her inheritance and all of her choices! It seems her father's trust in Lucas now makes him feel duty bound to honour her father's wishes. Which means marrying a man she does not love and a life without passion... And when it comes to it, Lucas can't consign her to this fate...not when he's always wanted her for himself! Originally published in 1985.
A much-loved Harlequin Presents from NYT bestselling author Penny Jordan! A night with consequences...! Desolated by the loss of a close friend, Diana had fallen into the arms of gorgeous stranger. It had a been a heart-stopping night of searing passion which she would never forget...especially because she's now pregnant! Making a new life for herself and her baby, Diana moves to a new town. But fate has obviously a bigger plan... The baby's father lives there too! And successful billionaire, Marcus Simpson, wants way more than just one night... Originally published in 1987.
Read this classic Harlequin Presents from NYT bestselling author Penny Jordan! A marriage of convenience--to her enemy! Once Joel and Lissa had known each other as teenagers. She's spent the intervening years wanting to forget him! Only now they are fighting over custody of her sister's young daughters. And Joel has a shocking proposal to break the deadlock: they get married! She might have loved him once, but this is the man she's hated for years! But for her sister's sake she's sworn she'd do anything for her nieces...even this? Originally published in 1985.
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate--especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game. Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun? Book Three of the #gaymers series This book is approximately 66,000 wordsOne-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise
From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, The Golden Shore tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California's coasts and ocean. David Helvarg takes the reader on both a geographic and literary journey along the state's 1,100-mile Pacific coastline, from the Oregon border to the San Diego-Tijuana international border fence and out into its whale-, seal-, and shark-rich offshore seamounts, rock isles, and kelp forests. Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore captures the spirit of the California coast and its mythic place in American culture.
Workplace pensions are a vital part of Canada's retirement income system, but these plans have reached a state of crisis as a result of their low coverage and inadequate, insecure, and unequally distributed benefits. Reviewing pension plans through a legal and historical lens, Empty Promises reveals the paradoxical effects and inevitable failure of a pension system built on the interests of employers rather than employees. Elizabeth Shilton examines the evolution of pension law in Canada from the 1870s to the early twenty-first century, highlighting the foreseeably futile struggle of legislators to create and sustain employees' pension rights without undermining employers' incentives. The current system gives employers considerable discretion and control in pension design and administration. Shilton appeals for a model that is not hostage to business interests. She recommends replacing today's employer-controlled systems with pensions shaped by the public interest, expanding mandatory broad-based or state-pension systems such as the Canada Pension Plan to generate pensions that respond to the changing workplace and address the needs and interests of retirees. Engaging with the long-running debate on whether Canadians should look to government or to the private sector for retirement income security, Empty Promises is a crucial work concerned with the future of the Canadian retirement system.
Provoking urgent questions about the politics of health in the twenty-first century, this collection interrogates how neoliberal approaches to governance frame health and risk in ways that promote individual responsibility and the implications of such framings for the well-being of the collective. The essays examine a range of important issues, including childhood obesity, genetic testing, HPV vaccination, Aboriginal health, pandemic preparedness, environmental health, disability policy, aging, contingent work, and women's access to social services. With specific attention to the Canadian context, contributors reveal how neoliberal practices and policies shape the health experiences of individuals, disadvantaged groups, and communities by cultivating self-discipline while further exposing to harm the lives and bodies of those already marginalized in consumer society. Building on the theoretical conceptualizations of power and government of French philosopher Michel Foucault, the case studies extend our understanding of the effects of neoliberal practices and policies in relation to social class, gender, racialized identity, colonization, and ability, and provide insight into how health-related discourse creates new requirements for citizenship and forms of social stratification. A timely intervention in the field of health studies, Neoliberal Governance and Health establishes the need for critical interdisciplinary scholarship to counter the individualizing and marginalizing tendencies of health-related policy, practice and research.
Brady Boyd turns to Jesus's example to demonstrate that the health of a conversation is only as vibrant as the health of one's interactions with God. In Speak Life, Boyd explores:How to tune in to God in order to tune up your relationshipsHow to differentiate between the Holy Spirit's voice and the lies of the enemyHow healthier self-talk leads to better communication with othersHow to bring healing to others through the words you speakProverbs says, "Reckless speech is like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" (12:18, TLV). Speak Life helps readers speak words of restoration to God, themselves, and those they love.
Favor with Kings is a remarkably unique and inspiring look at the ancient Hebrew story of Nehemiah. Author Caleb Anderson takes the story to places it has never been before so that you can go to places you have never gone to before. The world needs you to be you, and to do what only you can do. Don't miss this rare combination of biblical insight and catalytic personal development. On this journey of finding your distinct part in a bigger story, you'll be guided toidentify your purpose, or dreamdevelop your passion, or convictioncreate your plan of actionempower people to play their rolepersevere through inevitable adversityIf you've ever had a dream; if you've ever felt stuck or restless; if you've ever experienced the discouragement of feeling like you're behind, not good enough, or disqualified; if you've started but lack the courage or conviction to stay the course, then this book is for you. (Includes a reader's guide for group discussion or personal study.)
Most Christians believe in God's power, yet few see evidence of the supernatural in their lives. Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft believe that God wants each of his followers to know the work of the Holy Spirit. In Everyday Supernatural, they explore:How to live a Spirit-filled life that is consistent with ScriptureHow to use the gifts of the Spirit as everyday toolsPractical ideas for prayerWhy sometimes healing doesn't happenWays to show dependence upon the Holy SpiritEveryday Supernatural is an engaging, biblically based invitation to make supernatural power a part of everyday life.
Author Kurtis Parks understands the realities of being a worship leader. In Sound Check he offers insights about:What it means to worship with authenticityHow to cast a vision of excellence for a worship teamWays to rely on the Holy Spirit in leading worshipPractical approaches to spiritual disciplinesWhat to do about the ongoing struggle of separating performance and worshipHow seeking God's presence leads to hearing His voiceParks's powerful message is that when worship leaders cultivate a private life of worship, God will prepare them to lead from the stage.
The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Futureby Daniel Anderson Jacquelyn Anderson
Few topics are more difficult for parents to discuss with their daughters than dating and relationships. Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equiped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.In The 10 Myths of Teen Dating, this father and daughter team combines the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help parents engage their daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today ... and tomorrow.
While Hitler's attempt to create an Aryan master race is well known, his simultaneous effort to build an equine master race made up of the finest purebred horses is not. Hidden on a secret farm in Czechoslovakia, these beautiful animals were suddenly imperiled in the spring of 1945 as the Russians closed in on the Third Reich from the east and the Allies attacked from the west. Thanks to the daring of an American colonel, an Austrian Olympian in charge of the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and the support of US General George Patton, a covert mission was planned to kidnap these endangered animals and smuggle them into safe territory--though many disapproved of risking human lives to save mere horses.
Melbourne teenager Grace Halphen had a tough time transitioning to high school - she struggled to make friends and fit in. When she realised this was a common experience, she wondered why she'd felt so alone. When she was 13, she embarked on a project to contact all the public figures she admires, and asked them to provide advice to help teenagers navigate the inevitable ups and downs of adolescence. In Letter to my Teenage Self, 50 prominent Australians write heartfelt letters to their younger selves, passing on the wisdom they wish they'd had at the time. From learning to laugh at yourself (Adam Gilchrist), realising that the qualities that make you stand out are the ones that makes you SO RAD (Missy Higgins), not letting the negative things that happen shape who you become (Guy Sebastian), practising gratitude (Nathan Buckley), and the reassurance that you'll get over anger about people treating you badly because you'll get better at treating yourself well (Judith Lucy), Letter to my Teenage Self provides inspiration and reassurance for parents and teenagers alike. Contributors include: Maggie Beer, Chris Judd, Judith Lucy, Matt Tilley, Jen Cloher, Jackie French, Julian McMahon, Missy Higgins, Nathan Buckley, Kate Cebrano, Josh Frydenberg, Sir Gus Nossal, Layne Beachley, Stephanie Rice, David Koch, Guy Sebastian, Alice Pung, Danni Minogue, Chet Faker, Shaun Tan, Richard Frankland, Lisa Mitchell, Mim and Liv Nervo, Jo Stanley, Peter Alexander All profits from the sale of this book go to the REACH FOUNDATION, helping all teenagers reach their full potential.
Can career mums have a fulfilling career and a happy family? Director, strategy expert, actuary, former General Manager at the Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein experienced the tough journey of juggling motherhood and her career. Both were important to her, but the status quo was brutal. By applying the same strategic rigour she used in business to her life as a career mum she learned how to genuinely 'lean in' to her career AND enjoy raising her family. In Not Guilty, Nicolette gives career mums the practical tools to approach their work and life through the lens of strategy and business decision-making rather than emotion and guilt. Learn why flexibility is nirvana for career mums, how to get a part-time position, getting on the same page as your partner, curating your "childcare jigsaw", the importance of outsourcing and how to have a good relationship with your boss. Structured according to the McKinsey 7S strategic framework, one of the most well known strategic frameworks used for business, Not Guilty is a call to arms and saving grace for women who want to make career and motherhood work, but don't know where to start.
Exploring bold new perspectives on our country, our athletic heroes, and the magic of the natural world, The Look Book offers a taste of nonfiction from across the Fall 2016 Simon & Schuster Canada list.Experience the sweeping history of Canada through its people and ideas, then discover the tales of those who found shelter here from the storm of revolution. Learn the bizarre and fascinating science behind every day phenomena, and answer more than a few age-old questions. Connect with two of hockey's greatest players: one who helped define the game today and one who's forging its future. With chapter excerpts from the following fall 2016 new releases: The McDavid Effect: Connor McDavid and the New Hope for Hockey, by Marty Klinkenberg The Promise of Canada: 150 Years--People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, by Charlotte Gray Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game, by Wendel Clark The Science of Why: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us, by Jay Ingram Hostages to Fortune: The United Empire Loyalists and the Making of Canada, by Peter C. Newman We hope you learn something extraordinary. The Team at Simon & Schuster Canada If you would like to learn more about any of our authors or the titles featured, please visit us at SimonandSchuster.ca, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @simonschusterCA, or like us at Facebook.com/SimonandSchusterCanada.
In Confessions of a Wild Child you will follow Lucky as she navigates her teen years - boys, drugs, family dramas, and many adventures from Greek islands to Vegas penthouses. You will meet the Santangelo family. Gino Santangelo, Lucky's father, a powerful man with a dubious past, who owns hotels in Vegas and struggles to control his willful and stubborn daughter. And Dario, Lucky's gay teenage brother who is too scared to reveal his sexual preference to his father.
'Very, very good. It's all here. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy' LEE CHILD 'A singular new talent! Storey's Nothing Short of Dying is nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go. This man is a born storyteller!' JEFFERY DEAVER Clyde Barr has been on the run for sixteen years. Now he's back in the Colorado wilderness, hoping for some peace and quiet. Then Clyde receives a frantic phone call for help from his sister Jen. But the line goes dead. She's been taken. Clyde doesn't know where Jen is. He doesn't know who has her. He doesn't know how much time he has. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her...