- Table View
- List View
Though it was published in 1953, this book is grimly relevant today. The author, who was blind himself, writes about blindness from the inside. The theme of the novel is prejudice with all its overwhelming repercussions. Twersky's blind characters all suffer its devastating effects, and it shapes every aspect of their lives. The self-hatred spawned by this prejudice spurs them to deny and denigrate one another. This is not a pretty story, though it has soaring moments, and some of the characters manage to rise above their circumstances with integrity and compassion intact.
From the award-winning author of After All, a man finds his wedding vows tested after his wife disappears.When Mitchell Brannon's beloved wife of twenty years kisses him goodbye one morning, he has little idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised Jill's car isn't in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. "Hey, babe, I'm just now checking out of the hotel, but I'll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you." Hours later, Jill still hasn't returned, and Mitch's irritation turns to dread. When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill's best friend, Shelley, to help search. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, Mitch and Shelley's friendship grows ever closer--and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth.
This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains--volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests--to explore how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, The Face of the Earth examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling heroes and Tibetan nomads, cave paintings and popular movies, investigating how we live with the great shaping forces of nature--from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. The book illuminates subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein's monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Including vivid, on-the-spot accounts by scientists and writers in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Alaska, England, the Rocky Mountains, Antarctica, and elsewhere, The Face of the Earth charts the depth and complexity of our interdependence with the natural world.
The Face of the Other and the Trace of God contain essays on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and how his philosophy intersects with that of other philosophers, particularly Husserl, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Derrida. This collection is broadly divided into two parts: relations with the other, and the questions of God.
His image still burned in her memory Photographer Rane Strickland couldn't forget Greville York's strong male features-nor the strange incident in Paris when he'd deliberately spoiled her last and best shot. Rane told herself she never wanted to see him again. And then she landed an exclusive assignment-in Greville's home. A reluctant guest, Rane was outraged at the way he tried to prevent his young ward's marriage. But the temptation of Greville's kisses was far harder to deal with.
A jealous teammate can lead to danger on the ice.... When it comes to skating, Scott Harrison can't be beat. Still, he can't believe it when he's asked to play for the Golden Bears hockey team. But soon his excitement turns to doubt, then fear, when a resentful teammate ruins his confidence. Scott must confront his nemesis or give up his dream of playing hockey forever.
Hannah Montana aka Miley Stewart, has been recruited as the face of Magic Glow skin cream--everyone's favorite zit zapper! But when she sneaks a peek at their huge new billboard the night before it's unveiled, she's horrified. It shows Miley with a zit the size of an extra-large pizza! She tries not to freak out, but her spotty face is up there for the whole city to see! Will Miley remember that it's what's inside that counts, or will she let her inner diva take control?
Looking into the face of our alleged ape ancestor, popular Christian apologist Hank Hanegraaff dissects and debunks the astonishingly weak arguments for the evolutionary theory, revealing it as nothing more than a "fairy tale for grown-ups." The author uses his own Memory Dynamics to make it easy for Christians to speak intelligently about evolution and speak persuasively about the Creator.
This tense realisticly written horror novel is preceded by two short stories, one of which is semi autobiographical.
"People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I'm sharing it."Well known for his onstage persona, the "Starchild," Paul Stanley has written a memoir with a gripping blend of personal revelations and gritty war stories about the highs and lows both inside and outside of KISS. Born with a condition called microtia (an ear deformity rendering him deaf on the right side), Stanley's traumatic childhood experiences produced an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of places: music. Taking readers through the series of events that led to the founding of KISS, the personal relationships that helped shape his life, and the turbulent dynamics among his bandmates over the past forty years, this book leaves no one unscathed--including Stanley himself.With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Face the Music is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain--made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.
Redemption has made it to the bestseller chart, but what Chloe and the girls need most is some downtime to sift through the usual high school stress with grades, friends, guys, and the prom. Chloe struggles to recover from a serious crush on the band leader of Iron Cross. Then, just as an unexpected romance catches Redemption by surprise, Caitlin O'Conner - whose relationship with Josh is taking on a new dimension - joins the tour as their chaperone. Chloe's wild ride only speeds up, and this one-of-a-kind musician faces the fact that life may never be normal again.Monday, June 13 prepare my heart for the storm / keep me safe, keep me warm / heap those bags, around my heart / build that wall, before it starts / pile them up, and pile them high / keep me safe, keep me dry / before the waves come rushing in / Lord, please, make me strong again Chloe, Allie, and Laura split their time between "normal" high school life--going to classes, attending prom--and touring as Redemption, a rising new Christian band. When Allie's mom needs to bow out of their summer tour, Caitlin O'Conner fills in as chaperone. And a good thing, too. Caitlin is the perfect person to have around as Chloe's feelings for the handsome lead singer of Iron Cross continue to grow. Amid a grueling concert schedule, Chloe realizes that attraction is a powerful and even dangerous force. But when death hits close to home, Chloe's heart is slammed by another emotion: guilt. In good times and bad, with blessing and temptation, and especially when things spin out of control, trusting God is the challenge. 'Cause there comes a time when we all have to face the music. Story Behind the BookChloe and her band, Redemption, are being given amazing opportunities, but with it comes the responsibility of serving God wholeheartedly. In this book, perhaps more than the others in the Diary series, Chloe begins to grasp what sort of ministry (not just a music career) that God is calling her to. As an author, I travel a similar road. I am constantly weighing my "art/craft" against what God is pressing on my heart to write, while striving to be authentic and uncompromising.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Veteran TV reporter Charlotte McNally fights for justice, journalism--and the battle against on-air aging. The good news: she's got explosive evidence to free an innocent woman from prison. The bad news: that makes Charlotte--and someone she loves--the real killer's next target.Charlotte knows she has what it takes to get the story. Unfortunately, the more Charlotte snoops around, the more people turn up dead.
The autobiography of a man in India, blind since birth and growing up during the last years of British rule, the tragedy of Partition, the conflicts between Muslims and Hindus, his journey to a new life in the United states, much more, reflecting the anguish of being blind amidst all these changes and sufferings, offering hope and insights to the modern world.
With a reader's perspective and a master writer's skill, critically acclaimed novelist Lynne Sharon Schwartz takes on the world at largeCommunication, while essential, is almost impossible to maintain perfectly--a truism Lynne Sharon Schwartz demonstrates in this stunning essay collection. In one section, she discovers that one typo could completely derail a project while translating an Italian account of the Holocaust. In another essay, she deconstructs our dependence on the telephone. Most movingly, she details the ways that friendship can grow in the most unlikely places, and how difficult those bonds can be to maintain. In a previous collection of essays, Ruined by Reading, Schwartz took on the world of literature, writing, and books. Now, Schwartz extends her focus while continuing to explore her subject honestly and forcefully.
The world's preeminent word-of-mouth marketing experts demonstrate how in-person social networking, not online marketing, is the secret to soaring revenues. Even in today's digital world, 90 percent of recommendations that lead to consumer action happen offline. In The Face to Face Book, marketing gurus Ed Keller and Brad Fay reveal the secrets to harnessing this power, showing readers how they can spread the word about their products and brands faster than the speed of Facebook and with far greater impact.The number of brand-related social networking conversations is relatively minor when compared to the billions that take place across America via offline channels--face-to-face discussions at home, in the workplace, book clubs, youth sports, parent groups--anywhere people come together and spend time talking. Keller and Fay present this myth-busting assertion and then build their central arguments on their extensive and ongoing proprietary market research. They shine a light on the unrivaled power of in-person social networking, giving readers the tools they need to influence the marketplace and win the battle of brand advocacy that leads to soaring sales. Readers will learn how to make their brand talkworthy, identify "influencers" who get the conversation started, create media plans that will maximize word of mouth, provide talking points to keep the conversation going, and much more. Compelling case studies based on interviews with top marketing executives from Toyota, Dell, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, and others that are unleashing the power of consumer conversation to drive demand help Keller and Fay make the authoritative case that face-to-face communication remains the single most powerful marketing tool companies can use.offers important new tools for businesses of all kinds; however, the authors caution against placing too grand a bet on online social media at the expense of other forms of social marketing. This book is a celebration of the supremely social nature of all human beings and how that drives the consumer marketplace. It's a story that will leave you thinking anew, and talking.
E-mail, texting, BlackBerry, MySpace: more and more, technology dominates our communication. We are often tuning out those around us -- to the point of e-mailing the person at the next desk or surreptitiously checking our BlackBerrys during a meeting. Bestselling author, communications expert, and popular keynote speaker Susan RoAne shows that face to face encounters are still paramount to both career and personal success. For those attached to their gadgets, gizmos, and Google, RoAne explains how technology should enhance, not envelop their lives. Whether it's handling office politics, turning small talk into BIG TALK, finding a mentor, or conducting successful business deals over meals, RoAne offers tips to interact and connect with comfort and confidence in shared social space. Practical and eminently readable,Face to Face belongs in every handbag or briefcase to help today's professionals succeed in the workplace and the public space.
Based on the Gospel of Mark, this series of brief spiritual exercises guides readers in a deep contemplation of Jesus's life. With the path to discipleship illuminated, readers are prompted to reflect on their own lives as disciples of Christ.
Enter a world of high-fashion and high-drama with a fabulous new fiction series by America's Next Top Model! A group of girls share the same dream: becoming a model. It looks so glamorous: the clothes, the hair, the make-up, the exotic locales.
Laura hangs out her shingle. She's ready to take any case, even a woman who claims that her New Age guru videotapes group sex sessions for therapeutic reasons-- tapes that wind up at the local porno parlors. Laura's investigation takes her from a private fantasy island to kinky sex club back rooms to corporate boardrooms.
A world famous thinker, author, lecturer, and activist, whose diverse, acclaimed and immensely popular body of work covers such subjects as religion, relationships, and bravery, Boteach now turns his attention to America's present state of mind and comes to the conclusion that fear is crippling society with unprecedented force. The only way to escape this climate is to learn what fear is and how to overcome it. He tackles fear headlong and answers the following questions: What is fear? What is it doing to us? Why is it affecting us now more than ever before? How can we be so powerful a society yet so succeptible to fear? How can we conquer it? Why do we need to conquer it? "Face Your Fear is a book so relevant that it has a chance to be absorbed by society's consciousness and to change the way we think.
Profitable ideas and techniques for advertising on FacebookTap into the explosive growth of social media and reach your customers with effective Facebook advertising campaigns and savvy insights into how to use this social media phenomenon effectively. It's all here and more in this detailed, easy-to-follow guide from two award-winning marketers. You'll learn what makes a good Facebook ad, how to apply the latest strategies and tactics for effective pay-per-click and cost-per-impression advertising, how to test your ad results, and much more.Explores Facebook advertising inside and out; there are now more than 400 million active Facebook users and over 1.6 million active Pages on FacebookWorks as an all-around, hands-on guide for both experienced and new Facebook advertisersWalks you through planning and creating an advertising campaignExplains writing effective ad copy, how to use landing pages, and how to test and optimize your adsShows you how to use Facebook Insights to understand your results and how to create reports that analyze dataPut your company's best face forward with the sound advertising tips and techniques in Facebook Advertising For Dummies.
Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is the most extensive and systematic attempt to understand Facebook.
A fun and easy guide to creating the next great Facebook app!Want to build the next runaway Facebook app like Farmville or Mafia Wars? Interested in leveraging Facebook app development as part of a marketing strategy? Whether you want to build your own Facebook app from scratch, extend an existing Facebook app, or create a game, this book gets you up and running in no time. Master the Facebook toolkit, get acquainted with the Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigate the Facebook API--even learn how to make money with your new app!Shows you how to build the next great Facebook application with just basic HTML and scripting skillsDelves into what makes a good app and what makes a lucrative appExplores how to create Facebook apps for marketing and viral reach, creating apps that can make money, and Facebook game developmentReviews the Facebook toolkit and gets you started with the My First Facebook applicationCovers Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigating the Facebook API, and how to create a compelling interfaceCreate the next killer Facebook app with this approachable, fun guide!
Written in a cookbook style, this book offers solutions using a recipe-based approach. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by an analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The cookbook approach means you can dive into whatever recipes you want in no particular order. The book provides tips and tricks to the most common problems and scenarios faced in Facebook Application Development. This book is written for Facebook developers ranging from novice to expert. It uses PHP, HTML and jQuery, the most commonly used platforms, to build applications in Facebook.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.