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For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to face their fears and failures and begin to imagine better lives. Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of their essays, was published in 2003 to great critical acclaim. With I'll Fly Away, Lamb offers readers a new volume of intimate pieces from the York workshop. Startling, heartbreaking, and inspiring, these stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each illuminates an important core truth: that a life can be altered through self-awareness and the power of the written word.
In 2003 Wally Lamb-the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True-published Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to confront painful memories, face their fears and their failures, and begin to imagine better lives. The New York Times described the book as "Gut-tearing tales . . . the unvarnished truth." The Los Angeles Times said of it, "Lying next to and rising out of despair, hope permeates this book." Now Lamb returns with I'll Fly Away, a new volume of intimate, searching pieces from the York workshop. Here, twenty women-eighteen inmates and two of Lamb's cofacilitators-share the experiences that shaped them from childhood and that haunt and inspire them to this day. These portraits, vignettes, and stories depict with soul-baring honesty how and why women land in prison-and what happens once they get there. The stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each testifies to the same core truth: the universal value of knowing oneself and changing one's life through the power of the written word.
One of the most celebrated and discussed teen-age novels of recent years, I'll GET THERE. IT BETTER BE WORTH THE TRIP reveals the soul of a boy on the brink of manhood. After the death of his guardian, teen-ager Davy Ross moves to the New York City apartment of his mother, whose bitterness has driven her to alcoholism. With Davy comes his dachshund buddy, Fred-his only friend. At school, however, he meets Douglas Altschuler, who shares with Davy the terror and loneliness of a broken home. Drawn closer and closer by their need for love and companionship, their relationship culminates in an unforeseen moment of open sexuality. The painful aftermath drives Davy from childhood toward the newworld of maturity.
I'll Grant You That: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposalsby Jim Burke Carol Ann Prater
I'll Grant You That is an all-in-one resource for finding funds, designing winning projects, and writing powerful proposals.
Two teenagers resist pressure to lead lives their parents have fashioned for them.
This bestselling recovery classic has helped untold thousands of alcoholics onto the road to recovery. Written by the founder of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, one of the country's most successful training programs for treatment providers, I'll Quit Tomorrow present the concepts and methods that have brought new hope to alcoholics and their families, friends, and employers. Abstinence is not the only objective of Johnson's breakthrough methods -- his therapy aims at restoring the ego strength of the victim to assure permanent recovery. Johnson outlines a dynamic plan of intervention and treatment that will block the progress of alcoholism and lead to a richer, more productive life.
One woman's journey through unbearable loss.A true story.
When Warren Zevon died in 2003, he left behind a rich catalog of dark, witty rock 'n' roll classics, including "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Excitable Boy," and the immortal "Werewolves of London." He also left behind a fanatical cult following and veritable rock opera of drugs, women, celebrity, genius, and epic bad behavior. As Warren once said, "I got to be Jim Morrison a lot longer than he did." Narrated by his former wife and longtime co-conspirator, Crystal Zevon, this intimate and unusual oral history draws on interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen King, Bonnie Raitt, and numerous others who fell under Warren's mischievous spell. Told in the words and images of the friends, lovers, and legends who knew him best, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead captures Warren Zevon in all his turbulent glory.
"Anellia" is a young student who, though gifted with a penetrating intelligence, is drastically inclined to obsession. Funny, mordant, and compulsive, she falls passionately in love with a brilliant yet elusive black philosophy student. But she is tested most severely by a figure out of her past she'd long believed dead. Astonishingly intimate and unsparing, and pitiless in exposing the follies of the time, I'll Take You There is a dramatic revelation of the risks -- and curious rewards -- of the obsessive personality as well as a testament to the stubborn strength of a certain type of contemporary female intellectual.
Not one of them knew it-or willed it-but each was to touch off an explosive event that would alter forever an unknown person's life! Death and murder in the Far East began the human chain. It was lengthened by the unsuspecting behavior of a disgraced civil servant ... by the antics of a much-married movie queen, a wealthy newspaper tycoon, a murderously-inclined Indian woman and an alarmingly handsome Rumanian youth ... One by one, as the links are added, James Hilton creates a powerful story of human passions to rank with his finest novels.
From the 1994 Anthony and Agatha award-winning author of Track of the Cat (Best First Mystery Novel) comes a vivid and atmospheric mystery that resonates with the spirit of the Southwest. "Anna Pigeon is pure joy to read about, a wholly integrated person who loves her work and takes fierce joy in living her life out of doors in an environment she feels connected to," said The Denver Post of the heroine of Nevada Barr's A Superior Death. In /// Wind, Barr's powerful new novel, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon confronts death among the ruins. Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is noted for its well-preserved cliff dwellings, the sole legacy of the Anasazi civilization, which vanished without any other trace in the twelfth century. Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, Anna finds solace in these quiet ruins, their pifion-scented turrets and towers backlit by the fading blue of distant mountain ranges. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death. An unusually high number of medical rescues and the unexpected death of an asthmatic child are followed by the sudden demise of a fellow ranger who is found neatly curled up in one of the ancient kivas, his hat and shoes at his side. Anna had thought she'd found a friend in this man, had seen him as a kindred spirit, but his death transforms him into an enigma. Puzzled and more deeply wounded than she'd ever dare admit, Anna immerses herself in the ensuing investigation. As she sifts through shifting loyalties and struggles to honor the past, she must face forces both seen and unseen which threaten her career-and her very life.
Ill Wind is a 330 page modern magics fantasy novel first published in 2002 and written by Rachel Caine. It is Book One of The Weather Warden series. Roc's summary reads as follows: The Wardens Association has been around pretty much forever. Some Wardens control fire, others control earth, water, or wind-and the most powerful can control more than one element. Without Wardens, Mother Nature would wipe humanity off the face of the earth.... Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now Joanne is trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life.... Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful Warden. Unfortunately, He is also on the run from the World Council. It seems he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. And without Lewis, Joanne's chances of surviving are as good as a snowball in-well, a place she may be sent to. So she and her classic Mustang are racing hard to find him because there's some bad weather closing in fast....
So Circe is a couple thousand years old and used to hang out with the Greek gods. Does that give her the right to spoil everyone's fun at a Witches' Council dance? Sabrina doesn't think so. So she ruins the night instead. No big deal, right? Wrong. Circe is peeved! And she knows just how to get back at Sabrina: kidnap Harvey. Before long he's trapped in Circe's pocket world--a twisted version of Manhattan--wearing a toga and feeding Circe grapes. Even worse, Circe can't resist turning men into swine, and Harvey could be next... This is no future for the guy Sabrina loves! But how can her puny magic beat one of the most powerful sorceresses of all time?
A promise. QuinceaÑera. A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . . . Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty-waiting for her father's return and a better day. When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Now, Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her precious quinceaÑera. Bettina Restrepo's gripping, deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience.
The third thriller from the former head of MI5, featuring MI5 officer, Liz Carlyle. Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage, along with her research sidekick Peggy Kingsolving. Once the hub of MI5 operations, the department has been reduced in size since the end of the Cold War, and priority within the service is on counter-terrorism. Yet there is plenty for Liz to do. In fact, there are more spies operating in London today than during the height of East-West hostilities. This includes Russian spies, who continue to operate in number. What has changed is their targets -- now they spy on the international financial community, as well as on the wealthy, influential Russian "oligarchs," many of whom live in London. Liz learns of a Russian government plot to silence one of these oligarchs, Nikita Brunovsky, who is an increasingly vocal opponent of Putin. How he is to be kept quiet is unclear, but since the Foreign Office dreads any kind of incident, Liz is assigned to keep it from happening. To protect Brunovsky from his Kremlin foes, Liz goes undercover and joins the oligarch's retinue as she tries to determine who around the Russian might be willing to betray him, and hoping at the same time to learn the identity of a certain Russian "illegal" operative working undercover.
When a disabled spaceship enters the Earth's atmosphere, fear is quickly replaced with awe. Seven members of the incredibly advanced Tosok race are welcomed by the world with open arms, and the people of Earth put their best face forward. Then a popular scientist is found murdered. All evidence points to one of the Tosoks. For the first time, an alien is tried before humans in a court of law. And in the unprecedented trial, where two cultures clash, there may be far more at stake than accounting for one human life.
This book examines the flow of unauthorized immigration to the US, primarily since 1970, and the reactions in and consequences of legal immigration policy. LeMay (political science, social and behavioral sciences, California State University--San Bernardino, emeritus) ultimately takes his discussion of immigration into the context of globalization. The volume includes a chronology, directory of organizations involved in immigration policy-making, a list of resources, and biographical sketches of the major players in illegal immigration policy matters.
A passionate novel of unstoppable physical obsession amongst a group of Brussels eurocrats, Illegal Liaisons offers a fascinating insight into the first Polish generation that is truly 'free', but struggle to know where the boundaries of that freedom lie. Plebanek's characters have to negotiate between the old-fashioned devout Catholicism they grew up with, and the modern way of living they are desperate to embrace. Watch them as they try to claim their rightful place within the international crowd in the big world that turns out to be really rather small. Expect the upending of stereotypes, libidos run wild, graphic eroticisim, and, ultimately, the soul searching and hard realities.
Arkansas attorney Gideon Page has no idea what's in store for him when he agrees to defend Dade Cunningham, the Razorback's star receiver, against a charge of rape.
It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures read like "a composite of The Lord of the Rings and The Maltese Falcon" (The New York Times). Illegal to own and coveted all the more, it has been sought with passion by men of wealth and with steely persistence by the United States government for more than a half century. In 1905, at the height of the exuberant Gilded Age, President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned America's greatest sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens -- as he battled in vain for his life -- to create what became America's most beautiful coin. In 1933 the hopes of America dimmed in the darkness of the Great Depression, and gold -- the nation's lifeblood -- hemorrhaged from the financial system. As the economy teetered on the brink of total collapse, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first act as president, assumed wartime powers while the nation was at peace and in a "swift, staccato action" unprecedented in United States history recalled all gold and banned its private ownership. But the United States Mint continued, quite legally, to strike nearly a half million 1933 double eagles that were never issued and were deemed illegal to own. In 1937, along with countless millions of other gold coins, they were melted down into faceless gold bars and sent to Fort Knox. The government thought they had destroyed them all -- but they were wrong. A few escaped, purloined in a crime -- an inside job -- that wasn't discovered until 1944. Then, the fugitive 1933 double eagles became the focus of a relentless Secret Service investigation spearheaded by the man who had put away Al Capone. All the coins that could be found were seized and destroyed. But one was beyond their reach, in a king's collection in Egypt, where it survived a world war, a revolution, and a coup, only to be lost again. In 1996, more than forty years later, in a dramatic sting operation set up by a Secret Service informant at the Waldorf-Astoria, an English and an American coin dealer were arrested with a 1933 double eagle which, after years of litigation, was sold in July 2002 to an anonymous buyer for more than $7.5 million in a record-shattering auction. But was it the only one? The lost one? Illegal Tender, revealing information available for the first time, tells a riveting tale of American history, liberally spiced with greed, intrigue, deception, and controversy as it follows the once secret odyssey of this fabulous golden object through the decades. With its cast of kings, presidents, government agents, shadowy dealers, and crooks, Illegal Tender will keep readers guessing about this incomparable disk of gold -- the coin that shouldn't be and almost wasn't -- until the very end.
Enjoy 3 passionate stories by Kathie DeNosky featuring illegitimate heirs: Engagement Between Enemies, Reunion of Revenge and Betrothed for the Baby. Engagement Between Enemies Finding out that he was a tycoon's secret grandson shocked Caleb Walker, especially when he was made president of his family's financial consulting company. Yet his biggest surprise was Alyssa Merrick. Threatened by the new boss, the spitfire constantly fought his innovative ideas. But after a scandalous rumor erupted, honorable Caleb made Alyssa a proposal she couldn't refuse. . . . Reunion of Revenge Thirteen years ago, Nick Daniels had been minutes away from marrying Cheyenne Holbrook when the wedding came to a startling halt. Forced out of town by Cheyenne's powerful, menacing father, Nick vowed to return and seek revenge on the woman he believed had turned on him. Now, an unexpected inheritance made Nick the owner of a Wyoming ranch-and Cheyenne's boss. All Nick's fantasies for revenge were about to come true. But first he'd have to fight off some other desires. Ones that involved tempting Cheyenne into his bed-and marching her down the aisle once and for all. . . . Engagement Between Enemies Fearful that her ex's wealthy family would try to get custody of her unborn baby, there was only one man Cassie Marshall could turn to-her boss, Hunter O'Banyon. When he offered his protection and his name, Cassie accepted, sure that she was doing her best for her child. But when Hunter branded her with his kisses, Cassie forgot their arrangement was only a pretense. . . . Would it ever be more?
Once, she'd scorned him. And illegitimate secret prince Ferruccio Selvaggio had sworn he would make her pay. Now, Princess Clarissa D'Agostino was in his power. It was time to teach her a lesson. . . . The future of the kingdom rested on her. Clarissa knew she had to do whatever it took to convince Ferruccio to accept the crown and save them all. Even if it meant marrying a man who believed the worst of her. Even if it meant giving him her heart.
A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments.In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them. From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard -- and so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.From the Trade Paperback edition.even take over governments. From pirated movies to weapons of mass destruction, from human organs to endangered species, drugs or stolen art, Illicit reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard--and so necessary--to contain them.Illicit offers a fresh, ingenious and compelling vision of this untold story of globalization. It provides a powerful new lens with which to assess how today's world really works and where it may be headed. Illicit will surely ignite urgent debate at the highest levels--and change the way you think about the world.From the Hardcover edition.
London, 1835Dashiell Steen, heir to the Earl of Heathridge, is tired of boring dinner parties and matchmaking mamas. He craves one final adventure before he's forced to settle down-and finds it with a vivacious beauty escaping from a manor window! Elisabeth Becket's intelligence and rebellious sprit excite both his mind and his body, stirring a mutual attraction that neither can resist. But will their illicit encounter last when she discovers Dashiell is the unwanted suitor she was trying to escape?
PROFIT AND LOSS American Secret Service agents lie dead along with Colombian police after a raid on a counterfeiting ring turns into a storm of destruction. Stony Man Farm fears something far worse is looming on the horizon-a plot to destabilize the major currencies around the world. Fake money is flooding into both American and Chinese economies, threatening to launch a financial apocalypse. Mack Bolan's hard probe begins in Medellín, where he lays a trail of concentrated hellfire as he pushes to uncover the mystery brokers behind a power play that's put global stability on life support. Wreaking havoc in the cross fire of drug soldiers and Russian mobsters, the Executioner has a financial incentive of his own: collect the Devil's dues...in blood and bullets.
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