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Facing Loneliness is an attempt to provide answers to the problem of loneliness and challenges you to take specific steps to overcome its unpleasant effects. Sanders shows how to identify the symptoms and causes of loneliness, and how to deal with the underlying issue - the lack of intimacy. Specific references to old and new testament scriptures are made, though in general the advice is useful for those of any background.
Through her love of music and membership in her brother's band, sixteen-year-old Lisa learns to deal with her feelings of abandonment following her mother's death.
The author of The Flying Boy describes how repressing anger can have profound effects on personal health and guides readers step by step through the process of getting past their fears. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Never marry a smoke jumper! Jordan Wells adopted that motto after her divorce from Cade McKenzie. She wanted a man who wasn't constantly running to the latest disaster--leaving her behind. Years later, she was finally ready to sell her mountain cabin--the only thing that still connected her to her ex--and move on with her life. Cade had sworn he was long over Jordan, but when a deadly fire threatened her life, he didn't hesitate to lead her on a dangerous race out of a burning Montana forest. Forced to take shelter in each other's arms, old passions were ignited. And desire soon proved to be a greater threat than any wildfire. . .
In this sizzling and hilarious contemporary e-book romance, pop sensation Ivy Hudson returns to her small town to face her ex. Only trouble is, she made her Taylor-Swift-like career with the hit song "Size Matters"--and the football hero has had to live it down ever since.Five years ago, high school sweethearts Ivy and Blake's relationship imploded and both their lives were changed forever. Ivy became a rock star and Blake lost not only his dreams of a successful NFL career, but his reputation. Ivy's angry song about their breakup, called "Size Matters," hit the top of the charts and Blake became a national laughingstock. He's salvaged his career and returned to Rosewood to be the high school football coach, regaining his status as town hero and leading the boys to the state championships.When a tornado whips through town and destroys the high school gymnasium and stadium, a committee is formed to help rebuild and plan some charity fundraisers. Blake's grandmother requests that Ivy return to Rosewood for the events. Forced back together for the good of their hometown and their careers, Ivy and Blake have no choice but to put aside their differences, stop running from their pasts, and finally face the music.For fans of Kristen Proby and Colette Auclair, Facing the Music hits a perfect balance between small-town romance and big-time success. Follow Ivy and Blake as they fall back in love and figure out what does matter in the end...
In 1978 Robert Rowe, a Brooklyn attorney, murdered his wife and three children; his 12-year-old son Christopher was blind and had multiple disabilities. Three years earlier Rowe had been diagnosed with psychotic depression. He was acquitted of the murders on the insanity plea. After two years in a psychiatric hospital he was released and set out to build a new life. Salamon bases her book on extensive interviews with the people who knew Rowe and his family. Key among them are the members of a support group for mothers of blind children. The attitudes of the mothers, as conveyed by Salamon, are highly negative toward blind people, and the children are consistently portrayed as burdensome to their parents. On the plus side, the book raises probing questions about the nature of guilt and atonement, sanity and madness, and the meaning of forgiveness.
When a beautiful, fiery-eyed brunette wheeled a pram into Dominic Hunter's office, claiming he was the baby's father, he knew he could not have forgotten making love to her! But Tina was convinced that Dominic, a successful stockbroker, was Bonnie's father -- and she was determined to make this heartless seducer face up to fatherhood. Heartless? Even Dominic couldn't resist baby Bonnie, whether she was his or not, and never before had he wanted a woman -- Tina -- so much. . .
As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.
You know your Goliath. You recognize his walk, the thunder of his voice.<P><P> He taunts you with bills you can't pay, people you can't please, habits you can't break, failures you can't forget, and a future you can't face. But just like David, you can face your giant, even if you aren't the strongest, the smartest, the best equipped, of the holiest.<P> David. You could read his story and wonder what God saw in him. His life has little to offer the unstained, straight-A saint. He fell as often as he stood, stumbled as often as he conquered. But for those who know the sound of Goliath, David gives this reminder:<P> Focus on giants -- you stumble; focus on God -- your giants tumble.<P> If you're ready to face your giants, let his story inspire you. The same God who helped him will help you.
The first book of its kind,The Fact Checker's Bibleis the essential guide to the important but often neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source. Today, everyone is overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual. But even the most punctilious researcher, writer, student or journalist--not to mention the lazy or deliberately mendacious ones--can sometimes get it wrong. So checking facts has become a more pressing task. But how to go about it? The Fact Checker's Biblecovers: *Reading for accuracy *Determining what to check *Researching the facts *Assessing sources: people, newspapers and magazines, books, the Internet, etc. *Checking quotations *Understanding the legal liabilities of getting it wrong *Looking out for and avoiding the dangers of plagiarism For everyone from students to editors to journalists, the methods and practices outlined inThe Fact Checker's Bibleprovides both a standard and a working manual for how to get the facts right. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policyby Soeren Mattke Kristin R. Van Busum Mark W. Friedberg Peggy G. Chen Frances M. Aunon Chau Pham John P. Caloyeras Emma Pitchforth Denise D. Quigley Robert H. Brook
The American Medical Association asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that affect physician professional satisfaction. RAND researchers sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction by gathering data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis.
Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri's major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin's thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in Negri's theoretical trajectory.Lenin is the only prominent politician of the modern era to seriously question the "withering away" and "extinction" of the state, and like Marx, he recognized the link between capitalism and modern sovereignty and the need to destroy capitalism and reconfigure the state. Negri refrains from portraying Lenin as a ferocious dictator enforcing the poor's reappropriation of wealth, nor does he depict him as a mere military tool of a vanguard opposed to the ancien régime. Negri instead champions Leninism's ability to adapt to different working-class compositions in Russia, China, Latin America, and elsewhere. He argues that Lenin developed a new political figure in and beyond modernity and an effective organization capable of absorbing different historical conditions. Negri ultimately urges readers to recognize the universal application of Leninism today and its potential to institutionally -- not anarchically -- dismantle centralized power.
Mary-Kate has a crush on a boy named Jordan. A huge crush. But she's too shy to tell him how she feels. So Ashley starts writing love letters for Mary-Kate and sends them to Jordan. She is thrilled when Jordan writes back to Mary-Kate. His letters are so sweet and funny and romantic . . . Uh-oh. Ashley can't help it, but she's falling for Jordan, too -- big-time!
Many western people view the Arabs and Israelis as a constantly warring group. Is this so? If so, why? If not, what are the facts and myths surrounding these two peoples? Read this book to find out!
Facts and fictions are different truths. Minna Pratt stares at this message above her mother's typewriter every day and tries to understand it. But how can she, when her mind is already so full? She wishes her mother would ask her normal questions like "How was your day?" instead of "What is the quality of beauty?" She wishes her brother, McGrew, could catch a baseball. She wishes she had a vibrato and could play Mozart on her cello the way he deserves to be played. Then she meets Lucas Ellerby. Minna thinks Lucas has the perfect life. His home runs smoothly and evenly. Dinner conversation is full of facts, and everyone always has matching socks to wear. So why is he so intrigued by her family? Minna doesn't know, but as her friendship with Lucas grows, she discovers some important truths about herself and her family. In Patricia MacLachlan's hope-filled coming-of-age story Minna learns to value her family because of their eccentricities, and to value herself because of her own.
Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. In the exquisite title novella, a very young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century whose horrors and miracles their story echoes. In "The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American composer John Morton," a Canadian university student visits Washington, D.C., and experiences the Vietnam War and its aftermath through an intense musical encounter. In "Manners of Dying," variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a son he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Mirror Machine", is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine in his grandmother's attic. The man's fascination with the object is juxtaposed with the longwinded reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales are as moving as they are thought-provoking, as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.
What do Gaby Lopez, Michael Robles, and Cynthia Rodriguez have in common? These three kids join other teens and tweens in Gary Soto's new short story collection, in which the hard-knock facts of growing up are captured with humor and poignance. Filled with annoying siblings, difficult parents, and first loves, these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of life.
At the request of her social worker, 13-year-old Linda gradually reveals how her life with her unstable mother and her younger brother led to her rape and the murder she witnessed.
A subterranean world of vast caverns, underground seas, crystalline forests. A civilization born of darkness, in darkness, protected by shadows.
Elizabeth Baxter is a woman on the run from a mysterious stalker. Settling in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island, Elizabeth finds herself hunted anew when she begins a different life with a new identity. Then things begin to happen again. Frightened, she finds solace in the arms of a caring man--who may not be who he seems. No one in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island knows Elizabeth Baxter. She doesn't socialize, has no friends, and when she's outside, she constantly looks over her shoulder. That's because Elizabeth's living in fear. Keeping her past a secret. And sometimes secrets can kill ... It begins with the arrival of a pink envelope: the postmark reads Windmere Cove, and there's no return address. Elizabeth's world crashes when she reads the message inside: I know who you are. Five years ago, she was Mallory Eden ...until a mysterious stalker turned her life into a nightmare and left her with no other choice but to make everyone think she was dead and begin a new life. As the days progress, the tension escalates as an old pattern repeats itself: when the phone rings, no one's on the other end; her house is broken into and ransacked. Frightened, Elizabeth finds solace in the arms of Harper Smith, the only person she has befriended in town. As their relationship deepens, Elizabeth wants to tell Harper the truth--until she learns of his unspoken past--a past that connects to Mallory Eden's ...