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Drawing on a wealth of archival material, interviews, and the authors' own experiences of these events, "Like a Hurricane" offers a rare, unflinchingly honest assessment of the brief but brilliant season, beginning in the late 1960s, when American Indians seized national attention in a series of radical acts of resistance.
How do you atone for the sins of the past? Nick Raine has been trying to answer that question for six years. Now he's a handyman at Rachel Goodman's preschool, desperate to put his violent life behind him. Rachel has her own painful memories. As a child, she witnessed her mother's murder and has vowed to use her preschool to help all children who have been victims of violence. But when a boy goes missing and threats on Rachel's life begin, Nick has no choice. He must return to a world of fear--only this time he's not alone. As he and Rachel race to save an innocent boy, they enter a danger zone of dark secrets. The only way out is to believe in the redeeming power of their newfound love. But a ruthless enemy is closing in...and there may be no escape.
Like a Knife is the first comprehensive study of Chinese popular music in Western language. Drawing on extensive interviews with singers, songwriters and critics, as well as cultural, sociological, musical, and textual analysis, the book portrays the disparate ways in which China's state-run popular music industry and the burgeoning underground rock music subculture represented by Cui Jian have been instrumental to the cultural and political struggles that culminated in the Tiananmen democracy movement of 1989. The book examines the links between popular music and contemporary debates about cultural identity and modernization, as well as the close connections between rock music, youth culture, and student protest.
The publisher says: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held in the nation's capital on August 28, 1963, is recognized as a watershed moment in American history. It was epochal; one of the most significant events of the 20th century. The New York Times called the March "the greatest assembly ever seen." No public event before or since has had the social, cultural or political impact of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. ... This is a retrospective illumination of the events that led to the March. The book zeroes in on the leaders who made it happen, and explores the impact it had on the people who attended. ... Bass integrates the remembrances of everyday and extraordinary Americans who attended, including NPR correspondent Vertamae Grosvenor, Georgia representative Nan Grogan Orrock, and 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley, Jr. Their memories of the day widely differ. Some recall the day as one of the hottest of their lives; others thought it was a mild summer day. There are varying accounts of how many people attended, and there are differences about the progress that was and has been made. ... Where they agree is that this was one of the greatest days in American history: an unparalleled celebration of humanity and hope.
Greil Marcus saw Bob Dylan for the first time in a New Jersey field in 1963. He didn't know the name of the scruffy singer who had a bit part in a Joan Baez concert, but he knew his performance was unique. So began a dedicated and enduring relationship between America's finest critic of popular music- "simply peerless," in Nick Hornby's words, "not only as a rock writer but as a cultural historian"- and Bob Dylan. In Like A Rolling Stone Marcus locates Dylan's six-minute masterwork in its richest, fullest context, capturing the heady atmosphere of the recording studio in 1965 as musicians and technicians clustered around the mercurial genius from Minnesota, the young Bob Dylan at the height of his powers. But Marcus shows how, far from being a song only of 1965, "Like a Rolling Stone" is rooted in faraway American places and times, drawing on timeless cultural impulses that make the song as challenging, disruptive, and restless today as it ever was, capable of reinvention by artists as disparate as the comedian Richard Belzer and the Italian hip-hop duo Articolo 31. "Like a Rolling Stone" never loses its essential quality, which is directly to challenge the listener: it remains a call to arms and a demand for a better world. Forty years later it is still revolutionary as will and idea, as an attack and an embrace. How Does it Feel? In this unique, burningly intense book, Marcus tells you, and much more besides.
Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. In "Like a Virgin," Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth.
What's in the name "Abigail"? Why does Gail have so few options? Will her beloved brother come for her? Can she have a life outside of Sunhaven? Who sends a letter that changes many lives?
Jack and Molly Campbell are right where they want to be, enjoying an idyllic life with their four-year-old son Joey, and the close family and friends who live in their small hometown just outside Atlanta. Then the phone call comes from the social worker the Campbells never expected to hear from again. Three states away in Ohio, Joey's biological father has just been released from prison. He is ready to start life over, but not without his son. A judge's quick decision deals a devastating blow to the Campbell family: Joey must be returned to his biological parents. The day after the ruling, in the silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, they watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind. In the days that follow the ruling, Jack Campbell has a desperate and dangerous thought. What if they can devise a way out? Then they could take Joey and simply disappear . . . LIKE DANDELION DUST.
Scott Raymond is a man haunted by his past and terrorized in the present. As a young boy, he witnessed the murder of his family, but there is so much of the gruesome tragedy that he simply cannot remember - including the identity of the killer or why Scott alone was spared. The memories won't come, but the trauma won't go away. Scott is an adult now, still emotionally scarred but learning to deal with it. He has come to Ash Creek to write about a different mystery, a six-year-old girl named Miranda who has disappeared in broad daylight one year ago. Here, Scott meets another girl named Miranda, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the one who's missing - but this one's a teenager. She will draw Scott into the bizarre hidden world known as Shadow. A world where nightmares are very real . . . and very deadly.
In Bowen's "Like Father, Like Daughter" ex-rodeo cowboy Adam Garrick receives a visit from the widow of his closest friend and her adopted daughter--who is Adam's real daughter. And in Raye's "Gettin' Lucky", rancher Tyler Grant needs a woman before his ex-mother-in-law takes his small daughter to Boston to make a lady out of her.
Chris Skinner, Amy's new boyfriend, comes from a broken home. He hasn't seen his father in, like, forever. And when his dad finally appears, it isn't to make up for Chris's miserable childhood. Mr. Skinner is ill -- so ill that he needs a bone marrow transplant. Chris could be the perfect match. Nothing strange in that, except . . . What if ailing grown-ups could tap into a guaranteed reserve of healthy body parts? What if innocent kids were being harmed? What if you were bred to become an unwilling donor? Amy knows she's blessed with superhuman genes, but no way, no how is she going to let herself, or any other kid, fall prey to freakish science-fiction experiments!
4th book in the Prairie Legacy series. Virginia and Jonathan and their family face the greatest trial of all.
In Like Life's eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore's characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can't quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in self-help books about healthful food and healthy relationships. One prefers to speak on the phone rather than face his friends, another lets the answering machine do all the talking. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, bored, disillusioned or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some abiding trust in love.
It was obviously a lovers' pact, a sad but simple suicide, case closed. Yet somehow everything was a little too neat...
Chely Wright, singer, songwriter, country music star, writes in this moving, telling memoir about her life and her career; about growing up in America's heartland, the youngest of three children; about barely remembering a time when she didn't know she was different. She writes about her parents, putting down roots in their twenties in the farming town of Wellsville, Kansas, Old Glory flying atop the poles on the town's manicured lawns, and being raised to believe that hard work, honesty, and determination would take her far. She writes of making up her mind at a young age to become a country music star, knowing then that her feelings and crushes on girls were "sinful" and hoping and praying that she would somehow be "fixed. " ("Dear God, please don't let me be gay. I promise not to lie. I promise not to steal. I promise to always believe in you. . . Please take it away. ") We see her, high school homecoming queen, heading out on her own at seventeen and landing a job as a featured vocalist on the Ozark Jubilee (the show that started Brenda Lee, Red Foley, and Porter Wagoner), being cast in Country Music U. S. A. , doing four live shows a day, and - after only a few months in Nashville - her dream coming true, performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. . . She describes writing and singing her own songs for producers who'd discovered and recorded the likes of Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and Toby Keith, who heard in her music something special and signed her to a record contract, releasing her first album and sending her out on the road on her first bus tour. . . She writes of sacrificing all for a shot at success that would come a couple of years later with her first hit single, "Shut Up and Driver". . . her songs (from her fourth album, Single White Female) climbing the Billboard chart for twenty-nine weeks, hitting the #1 spot. . . She writes about the friends she made along the way - Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and others - writing songs, recording and touring together, some of the friendships developing into romantic attachments that did not end happily. . . Keeping the truth of who she was clutched deep inside, trying to ignore it in a world she longed to be a part of - and now was - a world in which country music stars had never been, could not be, openly gay. . . She writes of the very real prospect of losing everything she'd worked so hard to create. . . doing her best to have a real life - her best not good enough. . . And in the face of everything she did to keep herself afloat, she writes about how the vortex of success and hiding who she was took its toll: her life, a tangled mess she didn't see coming, didn't want to; and, finally, finding the guts to untangle herself from the image of the country music star she'd become, an image steeped in long-standing ideals and notions about who - and what - a country artist is, and what their fans expect them to be. . . "I am a songwriter," she writes. "I am a singer of my songs - and I have a story to tell. As I've traveled this path that has delivered me to where I am today, my monument of thanks, paying honor to God, remains. I will do all I can with what I have been given. . . " Like Meis fearless, inspiring, true.
When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.
Okay, let's face it. My mom and I are never going to have a "normal" mother-daughter relationship because my mom isn't just my mother, she's my best friend.
She Can Run Ballet dancer Tommie Purnell has finally left her troubles behind her. After a devastating scandal derails her dancing career in New York, she flees to Houston for a fresh start. Once her new dance studio takes off, the rest of Tommie's life follows suit. But when a local woman connected to Tommie turns up dead, Tommie is petrified. . . and doesn't know where to turn. But She Can't Hide When veteran homicide detective Paulo Sanchez walks through her door, Tommie wonders if her troubles have just doubled. She and Paulo had a torrid attraction years ago. . . but she's sworn off men because of too many broken dreams. Yet their sizzling attraction can't be denied, and as their passion intensifies, the killer's body count also rises. That's when all clues point toward the one person Tommie thought she could finally believe in. . .
Now or Never. . . It's the last chance for Cynthia Brightly, the ton's most bewitching belle. Driven out of London by a secret scandal, she must find a grand husband at the Redmonds' house party before word of her downfall spreads all over England. Unfortunately, someone at Pennyroyal Green is already privy to the whispers of broken engagements and dueling lovers: Miles Redmond, renowned explorer and-thanks to his brother's disappearance-heir to the family's enormous fortune. Miles set his sights on Cynthia once, at a time when the ambitious beauty thought herself too good for a second son. But now he's heir apparent, relishing his control. He strikes a bargain with her: he'll keep Cynthia's steamy secrets and help her find a husband among the guests-in exchange for a single kiss. What could be the harm in a simple kiss? Cynthia is about to discover that it's enough to unleash fierce passion-and that Miles Redmond is most certainly like no other lover in the world.
Tom Daschle, the Majority Leader of the historic 107th Senate, presents a candid insider's account of the workings of the U. S. government during two of the most tumultuous years in the nation's history. The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the anthrax attacks on media and the government (including Daschle's own office), the war on terrorism, corporate scandals that shook the economy, the inexorable move toward war with Iraq, and other dramatic events, all leading up to the historic midterm elections of 2002. Through it all, Senator Tom Daschle had, with the exception of the President, the most privileged view of these unfolding developments, both in front of and behind the closed doors of government. In Like No Other Time, Daschle offers a riveting account of his singular perspective on a time when the nation faced deadly and elusive external enemies and a level of domestic political contention rarely seen in American history. Senator Daschle is un-flinching in his impressions of the key political figures of our time from both parties. The result is an acutely perceptive assessment of how our government met--and sometimes did not meet--the challenges of a remarkable era. As it was during the years of the 107th Congress, the United States is once again at a critical and historic crossroads. Our choices, based on what we have learned from our recent past, will affect our future in profound ways. For Senator Daschle, the first and perhaps most important choice lies with what kind of representation and leadership we want in government. It is a choice between a political party with a core philosophical belief in the power of our collective will to confront these challenges through our government, and one dominated by a group of people who don't like and don't believe in government. From the Hardcover edition.
From the book Jacket: A tour de force of emotional resonance, Like Normal People is a debut that has earned exceptional early attention. Portions of the novel have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and Story magazine. An excerpt chosen for The Best American Short Stories by Annie Proulx was recorded by Joanne Woodward and aired on NPR's Selected Shorts. Like Normal People charts a family constellation that revolves around an off- kilter center: Lena, who is forty-eight but mentally locked in childhood. Moving deftly between present and past, the novel follows Lena's day-long escape from her residential home with her troubled twelve-year-old niece. While this odd couple takes refuge on a honky-tonk southern California beach, Lena's widowed mother, Ella, goes in search of them. In the process, Ella relives her own life's dreams and disappointments: her marriage to a sweet, loving shoe salesman; her discovery of Lena's handicap and her aching attempts to give her daughter a "normal" childhood. For so long, Lena has been the focus of Ella's world. When Lena at last finds approximate normalcy - by marrying a man much like herself - Ella must contend with letting her daughter go. Covering three entire lifetimes in the course of one day, Like Normal People is tender, hilarious, and heartbreaking. Bender brilliantly enters into the consciousness of three women at very different stages of life, each on a private search for love and acceptance. Like Normal People is a novel about desire, about what constitutes normality, and, most poignantly, about the ways in which a family finds its strength in the face of adversity. Portions of Karen E. Bender's Like Normal People appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1997 and in The New Yorker. Bender's fiction has also appeared in Granta, Story, the Iowa Review, and the Kenyon Review and has been -reprinted in Pushcart Prize XVIII and other anthologies. The recipient of the prestigious Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, Bender lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Robert Anthony Siegel, and their son.
Sternberg tells the story of 8-year-old Eleanor, whose beloved babysitter, Bibi, must move away to care for her ailing father. Lyrically written in a poetic style, this story follows Eleanor as she tries to bear the summer without Bibi.
Anthony Murdock seems to be a true Mighty Man of God. His focus on success and pursuing God's abundance helped him become a top executive at the hottest new company in Maryland. He's won the heart of an upscale, ambitious woman and has finally returned to his roots as a minister-in-training at his childhood church. But he's also made the kind of mistake that is slowly tearing at his peace of mind...and threatening to destroy everything he's worked to build. Now, to make things right, Anthony will have to stay one step ahead of enemies open and hidden-and untangle secrets from his family's past he never could have expected. And he must confront and repent the personal greed and misguided pride that have driven him for far too long if he is to regain his reputation, recapture his self-respect-and walk in the fullness of his calling.
The moment Collier Smith pulled to a stop on that rainy Tennessee mountain road and gently led the dazed, badly bruised woman into the warmth and safety of his car, his own life was shattered.Brittany Banks was the wrong woman at the wrong time. But could there ever be a right time? He was a high-powered attorney on the fast track for a federal judgeship, engaged to a prominent socialite. Brittany Banks was a vulnerable beauty from the wrong side of town. And, in a cruel twist of fate, she was a reminder of the past he had struggled to forget. So why her, why now? Why this insatiable longing, this fierce need to protect her, to possess her-a need that will drive him deeper into her world...perhaps at the cost of his own.
A mother's account of her family's struggle with APD (Auditory Processing Disorder) in her oldest son, Ben.
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