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Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales Uncle tells them-even their names-are all part of the Korean culture that is now forbidden. When World War II comes to Korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese expect their Korean subjects to fight on their side. But the greatest shock of all comes when Tae-yul enlists in the Japanese army in an attempt to protect Uncle, who is suspected of aiding the Korean resistance. Sun-hee stays behind, entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war.
His daughter was missing. Unable to trust a hostile police department, tycoon Liam Armstrong took matters into his own hands. Then he met Jessica Clarke, the one cop who might be able to find his daughter. Jessica was also the only woman able to break through the emotional walls he'd built. And that made her very dangerous. . . ;. Jessica knew better than to get personally involved with any case-especially with someone as darkly magnetic and volatile as Liam. But the vulnerability she glimpsed in Liam's eyes melted her reserve and made her promise she'd find his daughter, whatever the cost. Even if that cost was her own broken heart.
A violent encounter in a deserted parking lot is FBI agent Sam Pierce's only clue to the menace who is stalking child psychologist Jocelyn Gold. A random event? Or a client's revenge? When darkness falls, the danger deepens....
As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one had before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, nearly superhuman abilities, and a ferocious need to dominate the game, he won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and captured every basketball award and accolade conceivable before retiring and taking a top executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan set out to reclaim the court that had been his dominion. When Nothing Else Matters is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Washington Post writer Michael Leahy reveals the striking contrast between the public Jordan and the man whose personal style alienated teammates and the Washington owner who ousted him.
When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Centuryby Carolyn Marvin
This book uses two innovations, the telephone and the electric light, to show how technology drastically altered the social order and economies of industrial nations and reshaped social relations.
If you are concerned about a loved one's use of pain medications, you need to read this book, When Painkillers Become Dangerous Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as "hillbilly heroin," painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and alarming drug abuse trend. In fact, an estimated 2.6 million people currently use prescription pain relievers non-medically-a dangerous practice that could quickly reach epidemic proportions. Best-selling author Drew Pinsky, M.D., and five other leading experts offer practical, plainspoken, and much-needed information about addiction to painkilling drugs. They will help you understand: How addiction to painkilling medication develops What to do if a family member is addicted What happens in addiction treatment Why addiction is a family disease
Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks? Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships? Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings of insecurity?What you may not realize is that these fears are almost never based on reality. Anxiety is one of the world's oldest cons. When you're anxious, you're actually fooling yourself. You are telling yourself things that simply aren't true. See if you can recognize yourself in any of these distortions:All-or-Nothing Thinking: "My mind will go blank when I give my presentation at work, and everyone will think I'm an idiot."Fortune Telling: "I just know I'll freeze up and blow it when I take my test."Mind Reading: "Everyone at this party can see how nervous I am."Magnification: "Flying is so dangerous. I think this plane is going to crash!"Should Statements: "I shouldn't be so anxious and insecure. Other people don't feel this way."Emotional Reasoning: "I feel like I'm on the verge of cracking up!"Self-Blame: "What's wrong with me? I'm such a loser!"Mental Filter: "Why can't I get anything done? My life seems like one long procrastination."Now imagine what it be like to live a life that's free of worries and self-doubt; to go to sleep at night feeling peaceful and relaxed; to overcome your shyness and have fun with other people; to give dynamic presentations without worrying yourself sick ahead of time; to enjoy greater creativity, productivity and self-confidence.Does that sound impossible? The truth is you can defeat your fears. In When Panic Attacks, Dr. Burns takes you by the hand and shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety. In fact, you will learn how to use more than forty simple, effective techniques, and the moment you put the lie to the distorted thoughts that plague you, your fears will immediately disappear. Dr. Burns also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good.This is not pop psychology but proven, fast-acting techniques that have been shown to be more effective than medications. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who's worried sick and sick of worrying.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
Tiberius is a vampire dedicated to protecting his kind--and the secrets of the shadow world. Now, as his quest to become head of the Alliance draws within reach, a shattering new threat puts him to the ultimate test. It's a nightmare of grim proportions: a dark plot to bring about the mass extermination of human and shadow alike. And it forces Tiberius to turn to the woman he loved and lost, the lover he still desires but doesn't trust. Caris was Tiberius's mate for centuries--until a fateful mission changed her forever. Her tortured secrets drove her into the arms of his rival, but desperation has brought her back. As a horrifying new weapon of mass destruction is about to be unleashed, Tiberius and Caris harness the power of their immortal and passionate love. But will it be enough to battle devastating odds and a ruthless enemy with the ambition to destroy them all?Don't miss J. K. Beck's short story "Shadow Keepers: Midnight" in the back of the book.From the Paperback edition.
When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care. The contributors explore the altered landscapes left behind after programs scale up, break down, or move on. We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast.When People Come First sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures.
It's Time to Laugh Away the Myth of the "Perfect Woman. " Women juggle endless responsibilities these days, from bringing home the bacon and frying it up in the pan to making sure husband and kids have a good supply of pork rinds--and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Whether we're creating (burnt) offerings in the kitchen, balancing listing checkbooks, or keeping romance alive and well (or at least breathing), women can quickly become burned out, stressed out, and just plain worn out. InWhen Perfect Isn't Enough, humor writer Nancy Kennedy approaches this misperception with her trademark wit, describing a hilarious quest to become the Proverbs 31 Woman that will bring relief to your heart and tears of laughter to your eyes. Like Nancy, you will be profoundly changed by a life-transforming truth: God loves you just as you are and has given you all the grace and gifts you need to be exactly who he has called you to be.
In 1980 in Toledo, Ohio--on one of the holiest days of the church calendar--the body of a nun was discovered in the sacristy of a hospital chapel. Seventy-one-year-old Sister Margaret Ann had been strangled and stabbed, her corpse arranged in a shameful and stomach-churning pose. But the police's most likely suspect was inexplicably released and the investigation was quietly buried. Despite damning evidence, Father Gerald Robinson went free. Twenty-three years later the priest's name resurfaced in connection with a bizarre case of satanic ritual and abuse. It prompted investigators to exhume the remains of the slain nun in search of the proof left behind that would indelibly mark Father Robinson as Sister Margaret Ann's killer: the sign of the Devil. When Satan Wore a Cross is a shocking true story of official cover-ups, madness, murder and lies--and of an unholy human monster who disguised himself in holy garb.
Neuroscientist and author Simon LeVay brings together twelve of the most shocking stories of scientifi c failure in recent history. From forensic science and microbiology tonuclear physics and meteorology, these true tales of human error are often horrifying, sometimes amusing, and always entertaining: - A surprise hurricane makes a violent appearance onland despite repeated assurances that the hurricane doesn't exist - A team of scientists hike into the crater of what they think is a dormant volcano, ignoring signals of an imminent eruption- A patient who underwent cutting-edge brain surgery involving fetal transplants is found to have hair growing inside his brain When Science Goes Wrong is fascinating reading for anyone whose high school science project blew up at exactly the wrong time-and further confi rmation that you never want to hear a brain surgeon or a nuclear physicist say, "Oops!"
The Definitive Introduction To The Relationship Between Religion And Science. In The Beginning: Why Did the Big Bang Occur? Quantum Physics: A Challenge to Our Assumptions About Reality? Darwin And Genesis: Is Evolution God's Way of Creating? Human Nature: Are We Determined by Our Genes? God And Nature: Can God Act in a Law-Bound World? Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared many questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith. Nuclear physicist and theologian Ian Barbour, winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science, presents a clear, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, ideas, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science. In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life.
For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence--often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won't seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women's sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as: Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain How to choose the right doctor--and how to interpret your doctor's lingo Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone Featuring groundbreaking research and stories from women who've also suffered--and recovered--When Sex Hurtsprovides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.
An exciting prequel to Amanda Bonilla's Shaede Assassin series. The envy of 1900s society, Darian is the rich, beautiful wife of a prominent Californian doctor--but her life is far from perfect. For years, Darian has suffered at the hand of her cruel husband and yearned for an escape--one that she knows to be all but impossible. But when an enigmatic stranger comes to call, Darian finds herself charmed by his seductive smile and the inexplicable connection she feels. And when he makes her a thrilling--yet frightening--proposition, Darian must decide if she's strong enough to abandon the mortal world she knows and answer the shadow's call... Includes an excerpt from Shaedes of Gray, and a preview from Blood Before Sunrise, available July 2012.
Forced to go to a place so disgusting by her stepfather, Tish wants out, wants him to stop hurting her. He says no one will believe her, so she decides to get a knife. (This book is about sexual abuse, and is intended for teen readers, but not all teens should read it.)
When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.
Deliah is a self made woman with a calm existence, who manages an exclusive spa in Houston. She is supported by a tycoon, although she has never been romantically involved with him. However when a brainy stud moves next door, and the tycoon dies, bequeathing her a baby, things change.
Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe including Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the Miser; Tsirtsur & Peziza; Rabbi Leib & the Witch Cunegunde; The Elders of Chelm & Genendel's Key; Shlemiel, the Businessman; Utzel & His Daughter Poverty; Menaseh's Dream; When Shlemiel went to War<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor Book
Life was busy and organized, just the way Lakeview music history professor Piper Sinclair liked it. Some recent family research even meant a new book to write. Until she witnessed an attempted kidnapping--and became a target herself. Someone wanted her out of the way permanently. Someone who seemed to know her all too well. . . His expertise as a former crime scene photographer left Cade Macalister with memories he couldn't shake. Encountering Piper at the crime scene brought a different set to mind--his friend's little sister had certainly grown up well, and she couldn't take on this mysterious assailant alone. Of course, convincing Piper of that would be the only way to solve this dangerous riddle. . . and keep her alive.
After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She's grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she's troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn't her mother.Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren't talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won't be easy.Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve's sake, she decides to step aside-which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He's the kind of guy she's sworn to avoid. She can't afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But...maybe there's more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.
When an intrepid heiress finds herself away from home for the holidays--in the manor of a dark and handsome baron, no less--romance sizzles in this holiday enovella, originally published in Snowy Night with a Stranger, from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries.Plain, bookish Elinor Bancroft is traveling with her aunt and young cousins to spend the holidays with her father, when a carriage mishap leaves the party stranded at the remote manor of Lord Martin Thorne. Also known as "the Black Baron," he has no patience for invalids or spoiled heiresses, and children are usually terrified of him. But he gives them refuge during the snowstorm, and to keep the children out of his way Elinor helps them turn the sparse manor into a warm holiday haven for Christmas.Lord Thorne is none too happy about playing host to four children and two women at his least favorite time of the year. But sparks fly whenever he and Elinor are together, and pretty soon they both realize that Christmas takes on a whole new glow when you share it with the one you love.
Lysette buried her face against Max's throat. "But he's going to take me away. Don't let him, don't -- "<P> "You're not going anywhere," Max interrupted. "Calm yourself, Lysette. It's not good for you to become excited." His possessiveness made her strangely giddy. As far as he was concerned, she was his, and no one was going to take her away from him.<P> Max stared at Etienne. His voice was soft, but it contained a note that chilled Lysette's blood. "If you so much as disarrange a hair on her head, I'll tear you apart."<P> Lysette couldn't believe it, but she didn't care about her ruined reputation. The only thing that mattered was that she wouldn't have to marry Etienne.
One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news...She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren't good.Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents' farm. She's always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn't been worked in years and she begins to fear she can't manage it, that she'll have to return to town.One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door...He's an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for a few nights' shelter. Callie figures she doesn't have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose-her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
As a happy summer comes to a close, it's sometimes hard to remember that every season has its virtues. "When summer ends, I will cry and cry," a little girl tells her mother. But in the dialogue that follows, she and young readers are reminded of many excitements of other seasons. A warm, convincing picture book with brilliant witty pictures by Marisabina Russo.