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Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting -- or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges)

by Christie Blatchford

A beloved crime reporter revisits some of her biggest assignments and passes judgement on our judicial system and especially its judges.When Christie Blatchford wandered into a Toronto courtroom in 1978 for the start of the first criminal trial she would cover as a newspaper reporter, little did she know she was also at the start of a self-imposed life sentence. She has been reporting from Canadian courtrooms for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the National Post ever since. Back in '78, she loved the courts, lawyers and judges, and that persisted for many years. But slowly, surely, she suffered a loss of faith. What happened? It was at the recent Mike Duffy trial she had the epiphany: That judges are the new senators, unelected, unaccountable and overly entitled. Yet unlike senators, they continue to get away with it because any questioning by government or its agents is deemed an intrusion onto judicial independence. In her explosive new book, Christie Blatchford revisits trials from throughout her career and asks the hard questions--about judges playing with the truth--through editing of criminal records, whitewashing of criminal records, pre-trial rulings that kick out evidence the jury can't hear. She discusses bad or troubled judges--how and why they get picked, and what can be done about them. And shows how judges are handmaidens to the state, as in the Bernardo trial when a small-town lawyer and an intellectual writer were pursued with more vigor than Karla Homolka. For anyone interested in the political and judicial fabric of this country, Life Sentence is a remarkable, argumentative, insightful and hugely important book.

Life Sentences

by Laura Lippman

Author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success by baring her life on the page. Her two widely popular memoirs continue to sell briskly, acclaimed for their brutal, unexpurgated candor about friends, family, lovers--and herself. But now, after a singularly unsuccessful stab at fiction, Cassandra believes she may have found the story that will enable her triumphant return to nonfiction.When Cassandra was a girl, growing up in a racially diverse middle-class neighborhood in Baltimore, her best friends were all black: elegant, privileged Donna; sharp, shrewd Tisha; wild and worldly Fatima. A fifth girl orbited their world--a shy, quiet, unobtrusive child named Calliope Jenkins--who, years later, would be accused of killing her infant son. Yet the boy's body was never found and Calliope's unrelenting silence on the subject forced a judge to jail her for contempt. For seven years, Calliope refused to speak and the court was finally forced to let her go. Cassandra believes this still unsolved real-life mystery, largely unknown outside Baltimore, could be her next bestseller.But her homecoming and latest journey into the past will not be welcomed by everyone, especially by her former friends, who are unimpressed with Cassandra's success--and are insistent on their own version of their shared history. And by delving too deeply into Calliope's dark secrets, Cassandra may inadvertently unearth a few of her own--forcing her to reexamine the memories she holds most precious, as the stark light of truth illuminates a mother's pain, a father's betrayal . . . and what really transpired on a terrible day that changed not only a family but an entire country.

Life Sentences

by Alice Blanchard

In Life Sentences, Daisy Hubbard, a genetic researcher in a prestigious Boston lab, is driven to find a cure for the rare genetic disease that claimed the life of her younger brother. Her progress is halted, however, when her mentally unstable sister Anna is discovered missing from her California home. Daisy, fearing the worst, drops everything and flies across the country to find Anna. Once there, she is informed by the LAPD that known serial killer Roy Gaines has confessed to Anna's murder, but he will only reveal where he has hidden the body if he can lead Daisy to it himself. Teaming up with a handsome detective named Jack Makowski, Daisy follows Roy to a number of dead bodies, but none of them are Anna's. As Daisy realizes that Roy knows quite a bit about her research, she begins to fear that Anna is a pawn in a game with much larger stakes. It will take all of Daisy's cunning and resolve to stop the killer in his tracks and to uncover his obsession with the disease she has been trying to unravel for her entire life.

Life Sentences

by William H Gass

A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass's lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite writers (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Proust). He writes about a few topics equally burning but less loved (the Nobel Prize-winner and Nazi sympathizer Knut Hamsun; the Holocaust). Finally, Gass ponders theoretical matters connected with literature: form and metaphor, and specifically, one of its genetic parts--the sentence. Gass embraces the avant-garde but applies a classic standard of writing to all literature, which is clear in these essays, or, as he describes them, literary judgments and accounts. Life Sentences is William Gass at his Gassian best.

Life Sentences: Discover the Key Themes of 63 Bible Characters

by Warren Wiersbe

An accessible reference book of brief practical chapters on sixty-three Bible characters, in chronological order, with each life summarized in one sentence from Scripture providing informative and devotional content. When we read about biblical personalities, we often discover mirrors in which we see ourselves. This book presents the biographical descriptions of sixty-three key Bible characters, from Old and New Testaments, and summarizes each one in one statement from the Bible. The book includes the author's ?life sentence? and a challenge to the reader to determine what his or her life sentence is. The purpose is to help the reader ?meet himself/herself in the Bible? and take steps to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ.

Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars

by Wilbert Rideau Ron Wikberg

Drawing on their award-winning reporting for the Louisiana State Penitentiary's uncensored newsmagazine, The Angolite, Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg present the stark reality of life behind bars and the human, political, and fiscal costs of our long-running war on crime.

The Life She Left Behind

by Jessica Blair

As a young widow with futures to secure for her two daughters, Glenda McKinley is torn between remaining at her beloved estate Pinmuir in the Scottish Highlands, or following the plans her deceased husband made to join his brother in America. Though her inclination is to stay among all that is dear and familiar, she is forced to reconsider when her daughter Caitlin's health takes a turn for the worse and the family doctor suggests a change of scenery would do her good.The family's imminent departure for Colorado comes as a blow to Ros, the eldest girl, who has fallen in love with Clive, son of their estate manager. For her sister's sake, however, she agrees to try life on her uncle's cattle ranch and the family travel half the world away to start anew.America is a whole new world to the McKinley family, and in spite of the hospitable welcome they receive from Gordon McKinley, the scale of the country and hard realities of ranch life come as a shock to the family who pine for the things and people they left behind in Scotland.When a gentle, unassuming cowboy falls for Glenda, she has a strong incentive to stay and make a new life. But with Ros yearning for the man waiting for her back in Scotland, can the family ever find true happiness when each must pursue a different dream?

The Life She Left Behind

by Maisey Yates

The Santina Crown... Royalty has never been so scandalous!Heiress Angelina Carpenter traded in diamonds for denim-and the freedom to make her own choices-when she fled from her arranged marriage to Sheikh Taj Ahmad. Now working as a nanny for the royal family of Santina, Angelina can't help but risk a glimpse at the glamorous life she left behind during a lavish party...and runs straight into Taj! And this time, the ruthless sheikh has no intention of letting his runaway bride get away...A prequel novella to The Santina Crown series.

The Life She Wants

by Robyn Carr

<P>#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings together a poignant novel with a rich tapestry of characters. A moving story that will leave the reader laughing and crying, as two friends confront their pasts and move towards their futures. <P>In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. <P>Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters--until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. <P>Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help--her former best friend. It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other--and themselves--can each of them find the life she wants. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

by Darlene Mannix

Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children

Life Skills, Grade 1

by Linda Meeks Phil Heit

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The Life Skills IQ Test: 10 Self-Quizzes to Measure Your Practical Intelligence

by John Liptak

Why do some people earn straight As but fail in the real world?<P> To understand what makes some people survive and thrive both personally and professionally while others fail, it's necessary to go beyond standard definitions of intelligence. Expert John Liptak, one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country, addresses the practical skills that make for real-world success-from money, time, and emotional management to communication abilities, assertiveness, and conflict resolution skills. By taking these fun, inventive, and challenging quizzes, the reader gains new insight into how to develop and enhance their own life skills that will lead to a more productive and satisfying life.

Life Skills Math

by Donald H. Jacobs August V. Treff

Welcome to Life Skills Math. This book includes many of the math skills that you will need now and later in life. Why do you need these skills? Think about the world of mathematics around you. When you buy something, you use math to count money. When you measure something, you use numbers to calculate units of measurement. Most jobs require at least some sort of math. You will use the basic math skills in this book almost every day of your life at home, at school, and on the job.

Life-Span Development (12th edition)

by John W. Santrock

Previous editions of this text have been widely adopted for their accurate, complete, and up-to-date coverage. While maintaining these hallmarks, this revision includes increased coverage of adulthood and aging, a new Interlude feature on applications, and updated research with more 21st-century citations.

Life-Span Development (15th Edition)

by John W. Santrock

The book intends to provide students with the best and most recent theory and research in the world today about each of the periods of the human life span and guide them in making developmental connections across different points in the human life span.

Life Stories: George Washington

by Gillian Gosman

George Washington was the Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the beloved first president of the United States. Readers will learn about the full span of Washington's life, from his childhood through his post-presidential years, in a biography that is woven with lessons on citizenship and patriotism. The book includes helpful timelines and thoughtful information about this cherished founding father.

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

by Phillip C. Mcgraw

Whether its a bad relationship, a dead-end career, or a harmful habit, Dr. McGraw's 10 Life Laws will empower you to take responsibility for your own actions and break free from self-destructive patterns.<P> Drawing upon more than fifteen years of experience, Dr. McGraw explores each of the 10 Life Laws necessary to succeed, including:<P> * People do what works<P> * Life rewards action<P> * Life is managed, not cured<P> * There is freedom in forgiveness<P> Filled with case studies, checklists, and strategies that will work for you, Life Strategies will provide you with the skills you need.

Life Strategies for Teens

by Jay Mcgraw

"Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you about doing your best to understand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut, dropping that hemline, and blah, blah, blah?" -- Jay McGraw, from the Introduction Well, you don't have to be anymore. Life Strategies for Teens is the first guide to teenage life that won't tell you what to do, or who to be, but rather how to live life best. Employing the techniques from Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's Life Strategies, his son Jay provides teens with the Ten Laws of Life, which make the journey to adulthood an easier and more fulfilling trip. Whether dealing with the issues of popularity, peer pressure, ambition, or ambivalence, Life Strategies for Teens is an enlightening guide to help teenagers not only stay afloat, but to thrive during these pivotal years. Whether you are a teen looking for a little help, or a parent or grandparent wanting to provide guidance, this book tackles the challenges of adolescence like no other. Combining proven techniques for dealing with life's obstacles and the youth and wit of writer Jay McGraw, Life Strategies for Teens is sure to improve the lives of all who read it.

Life Swap: A funny feel good read about starting again

by Carol Wyer

‘I laughed, I laughed a lot … you will be guaranteed to remember it … my feel good book of 2016 so far!’ The Writing GarnetShe wanted a new life and true love. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side…All Polly has to her name is a string of failed relationships and a mountain of debt. She sees herself as a hopeless case and would do anything to change her luck. So when she’s given the opportunity to swap all she’s ever known for a life of luxury, Polly jumps at the chance. Soon, it’s all diamonds, spa days and celebrity parties. Now all that's missing from her life is a bit of romance. Will hunky Matt be the man to heal her broken heart?But money can’t always buy you happiness. Can the life she’s always dreamed of get in the way of true love? A witty, heart warming read, perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Carole Matthews.Praise for Life Swap:‘Brilliant and freaking cool … The ending, OMG it was HILARIOUS. Everyone should definitely read this!’ Book Reviews by Jan'Totally didn't see the way this book was going … witty, funny and a great pick me up.’ Mum Reinvented Blog'Fabulously and fantastically fun...Superbly funny - a pleasure and a joy to read. The perfect pick-me-up book.'Becca's Books'If you're looking for a total escape from life's routine with a few belly laughs along the way and a real feel-good experience throughout, do try this one!' Being Ann Reading'Life Swap is such great fun and hugely entertaining with an amazing twist at the end that I didn't see coming at all.' The Book Magnet'I'm no stranger to this author's work. She is always very funny, witty and writes a cracking story. Her books come with a guarantee: that they will amuse, entertain, delight and have you raring for more' Cath 'n' Kindle Book reviews'This made me laugh out loud ...lots of tender and emotional times too.' StefLoz Book Reviews.'A novel infused with warm humour' British Comedy Guide"Life Swap... what a book! It's entertaining, witty, intelligently written and each page makes you smile. All of us have those 'uh-oh' moments in life and this novel makes us see the brighter side and that everything works out in the end. Laughter really is the best medicine - pick up this book and read it for yourself"Celia SawyerPraise for Carol Wyer:‘A wonderful writer of light hearted, funny, witty and entertaining novels. Her books are like pick me ups!’ Cath ‘n’Kindle Book Reviews‘This book is so worth gushing about – I adored it. Carol Wyer sure knows how to make people laugh.’ Chicklit Pad‘Carol Wyer has written the best kind of book …a joy to read …fun, humourous and full of life…a super inspirational story and one everybody should read.’ Reviewed the Book‘I really loved this book … a really fun read’ Simple Wyrdings‘I’d recommend this to both men and women…

Life & Times of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, The: I Am the Law

by Leonard F. Vernon

Frank Hague served as the mayor of Jersey City for much of the early twentieth century. While some believed him a thief, others viewed him as a modern-day Robin Hood. He could put food on your table or triple your taxes, give you a job or end your career. It was with this same ease and power that he could make you a federal judge, a congressman or even a United States senator. He has been remembered including through a character on the popular TV drama "Boardwalk Empire" as one of the most corrupt politicians of the century. But in this biography, Leonard Vernon reexamines Hague's deeds, prompting a new understanding of his life and the memory of politicians of the era.

Life to the Full

by Max Lucado

If you're like 70 percent of working adults, you're still looking for your sweet spot. You're struggling to find meaning in your work, use for your talents, and a purpose for your days. Maybe you have settled for this kind of ho-hum existence. Maybe you think it's all that's out there. It's not.New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado, says that we've each been created for a purpose, and when we discover that purpose, our lives will be radically different. When we live in our sweet spots--using the gifts we've been given to glorify God--we'll have satisfied lives. Full lives.For the first time, three of Max's favorite books on living full lives are available in one digital product. Life to the Full includes the complete versions of Cure for the Common Life, Great Day Every Day, and Outlive Your Life to help readers discover the life they were always intended to live.

The Life We Bury

by Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Life Well Lived

by Charles Swindoll

In a world where everything is constantly moving forward, we often take a long, hard look in the mirror, see the same old sinner that should have been left behind long ago, and wonder if we've done enough to merit God's approval. The Creator never intended us to be burdened by constant guilt, shame, and fear. In A Life Well Lived, Charles Swindoll provides a poignant and inspirational message from the book of Micah that frees Christians from unscriptural notions of failure and shows them the rewards of an obedient heart. Rather than focusing on the "Checklist Christianity" that misses God's message of redemption, Swindoll encourages us to embrace the fullness of our Creator's love. Leave the shackles of second-guessing forever behind and embrace God's grace with A Life Well Lived. "What honors the Lord is a heart that beats in the same rhythm as His, a spirit that values the same qualities that define Him. He wants people who do what is right, who love kindness, and who walk humbly with Him. Do as he says, and you will not only honor the Lord you love, you will live life well."

A Life Well Lived Bible Companion

by Charles Swindoll

Open this Bible Companion to dig deeply into the principles of God's Word, to hear God's Voice, leading you toward developing A Life Well Lived. Christians often wonder if their decisions and behaviors are truly pleasing to God, if, in God's eyes, they are living life well. New Christians may say, "Okay, I have placed my complete trust in Jesus to save me from my sins. Now what? What does this look like every day?" In A Life Well Lived Bible Companion, Charles Swindoll starts with the poignant and inspirational message in his book A Life Well Lived, which is based on Scripture in the book of Micah. Using biblical teaching and an inspirational messages, he leads Christians to abandon unnecessary feelings of doubt, showing that a life lived unto God is a life well lived Find freedom from unscriptural notions of failure and understand the rewards of an obedient heart.

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