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Damaged

by Alex Kava

New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava joins the Doubleday list with her best novel yet. On Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard prepares for a Category 5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. When the air crew patrols the waterways, they spot a huge fishing cooler about a mile offshore. Drug traffickers have been known to dump coolers with smuggled product to avoid detection and pay fishermen to retrieve them. But when the crew open this cooler, they're shocked by what they find: body parts tightly wrapped in plastic. Though she is putting herself in the projected path of the hurricane, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is sent to investigate. Eventually, she's able to trace the torso in the cooler back to a man who mysteriously disappeared weeks earlier after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie, Florida. Only Port St. Lucie is on the Atlantic side. How did his body end up six hundred miles away in the Gulf of Mexico? Cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, colorful characters, and satisfying twists have become the trademarks of Kava's psychological thrillers. In Damaged, she ratchets up the suspense a notch by sending Maggie into the eye of an impending monster hurricane to track down a killer.From the Hardcover edition.

Damaged

by Amy Reed

Two teens must come to terms with their friend's death--and her afterlife--in this gritty and realistic novel from the author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You.When Kinsey's best friend Camille dies in a car accident while she was behind the wheel, she shuts down completely, deciding that numbness is far better than mourning. She wants to be left alone during the last few weeks of high school, but Camille's mysterious boyfriend Hunter, who was also in the car that night, has a different idea. Despite all of Kinsey's efforts, she can't shake Camille, who begins haunting her in dreams. Sleep deprived and on the verge of losing it, she agrees to run away with Hunter to San Francisco. As the pair tries to escape both the ghost of Camille and their own deep fears, Kinsey questions how real her perception of her friendship with Camille was, and whether her former friend's ghost is actually now haunting her. Hunter, meanwhile, falls into a spiral of alcoholism, anger, and self-loathing. Ultimately, Kinsey and Hunter must come to terms with what they've lost and accept that they can't outrun pain.

Damaged Angels

by Bonnie Buxton

Part heartfelt memoir, part practical guide, "Damaged Angels" recounts Bonnie Buxton's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol disorder. Her book also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. By the time BonnieOCOs daughter Colette hit first grade, her parents were coping with her frequent stealing and lying, and the necessity of special education. At fourteen, she discovered drugs and sex; by eighteen, she was a crack addict living on the streets. After many frustrating years consulting numerous therapists, a TV news story gave Bonnie the answer she was looking for ? and sent her on a quest for a diagnosis and help for Colette. "Damaged Angels" can aid and comfort all those affected by FASD ? the most common cause of intellectual impairments in most industrialized nations ? and reduce the number of babies born with this disorder in the future. The most important book on fetal alcohol disorder since Michael DorrisOCOs "The Broken Cord, Damaged Angels" is a book for every parent, practitioner, and teacher working with a child with FASD. "

Damaged Angels

by Bonnie Buxton

An adoptive mother writes the book she wishes had been available -- sympathetic, up-to-date, useful, hopeful and highly readable -- when her family welcomed a little girl not knowing that she struggled with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). When Bonnie and her husband adopted Colette, she was three years old. Big for her age, she had walked alone at eleven months, had excellent verbal skills, a thick mane of curly blonde hair and a sturdy little body. They were thrilled with their gregarious second daughter, a great sister for six-year-old Cleo. But although Colette was bright and delightful, a litany of problems soon presented itself. By the time she hit first grade, her parents were coping with her frequent stealing and lying, and her learning difficulties, which necessitated special education. At the age of fourteen, she discovered drugs and sex; by eighteen, in spite of the love and support provided by her adoptive family, she was a crack addict living on the streets. After seven frustrating years of consulting numerous therapists, a TV item gave Bonnie the answer -- and sent her on a quest for diagnosis and help for her daughter. In general, our society has little compassion for those thousands of individuals whose damaged brains lead them to crime, homelessness and addiction. Few realize that they behave as they do as the result of brain damage caused by their mothers' drinking during pregnancy. FASD is Canada's most common, most expensive, yet most preventable mental disability. FASD can be beaten, but as usual, education is key. This book is a tool that could help the 300,000 Canadians currently affected by FASD, and reduce the number of babies born with FASD in the future. -- FASD is a new umbrella term that includes Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND) and Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS). -- FASD is caused by women drinking alcohol while pregnant. -- So-called "moderate" drinking can do considerable damage to the fetal brain. -- Individuals with FASD may seem normal, but their damaged brains can result in learning disabilities, impulsivity, lying, stealing, tantrums, violence and aggression, inability to predict consequences or learn from experience, lack of conscience, and addictions. -- FASD is the biggest single cause of intellectual impairment in most industrialized countries. -- Research indicates that a high percentage of homeless people, and at least 25% of juvenile and adult offenders suffer from undiagnosed FASD. More than 50% of individuals with FASD will experience school drop-out, trouble with the law, addiction, and unemployment. More than 90% will experience mental health problems. -- The general public, not to mention many professionals, know very little about either FASD or the fact that no amount of alcohol in pregnancy has been established as safe for the fetus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Damaged Goods

by Thomas Friedmann

1969. Woodstock Nation. Apollo Mission to the Moon. Chappaquiddick. Moratorium Day in Washington. My Lai. The draft lottery. New York beats Baltimore in football, baseball, basketball. Nehru jackets are out. Virginity is still in. Insulated in exotic Crown Heights, Jason Kole is in heaven. Safe from his draft board in seminary, comfortable in graduate school, he is busy applying his religious education to undoing religious girls. Once an Orthodox girl has permitted the very first touch, the only other boundary is to allow everything. But between those perimeters, ah, between those borders, lies the paradise of the semi-righteous. Jason is ready to taste forbidden foods, to ride in a car on the Sabbath, to move out, to get it, any time he wanted it, from Jean, the pro his buddy Jonesey knows on 38th Street. Then he meets Rachel, a girl without the pathways of Eastern Parkway in her past, a girl with her own place, her own bed, her own very good time. Damaged Goods is the story of 1969 and of Jason's battles. In the shadow of the Vietnam War, he wrestles with his Old World father, his gentle mother, his ritual-filled upbringing, and the enticing but self-possessed Rachel. Damaged Goods is the story of a special Brooklyn: the Eastern Parkway promenades, the sins earned and cast away at Prospect Park Lake, Rockaway summers, special yeshivas for the draft eligible, Herzl House Plan parties, holidays inseparable from Holy Days.

Damaged Goods

by Cooper West

Professor Jesse Ford feels like a failure in both love and life. He's moved home to live over his mother's garage after his previous relationship ended in heartbreak and a minor academic scandal, derailing his career. Tired and disappointed, he holes up to lick his wounds and concentrate on his next book, determined to avoid anything having to do with love or romance. Jesse starts to change his mind when he meets Templeton, the beautiful and engaging punk rocker working as a short order cook at their small town's popular diner. Templeton, a talented musician, is back in town after escaping from his abusive boyfriend back in Seattle where they had tried to start a band. Encouraged by friends and family, Jesse and Templeton realize they can't fight their mutual attraction. The two men from very different worlds decide they might have a chance, but they find their tentative romance threatened by the many secrets Templeton is keeping, and Jesse's own bruised heart. When Templeton's dangerous ex shows up, both Templeton and Jesse have to decide whether their fledgling relationship can withstand facing the demons of their pasts.

Damaged Goods?: Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Adina Nack

How do women living with genital herpes and/or HPV (human papilloma virus) infections see themselves as sexual beings, and what choices do they make about sexual health issues? Adina Nack, a medical sociologist who specializes in sexual health and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 women about their identities and sexuality in regards to chronic illness. The result is a fascinating book about an issue that affects over 15 million Americans, but is all too little discussed. Damaged Goods adds to our knowledge of how women are affected by living with chronic STDs and reveals the stages of their sexual- self transformation. From the anxiety of being diagnosed with an STD to issues of blame and shame, Nack-herself diagnosed with a cervical HPV infection-shows why these women feeling that they are "damaged goods," question future relationships, marriage, and their ability to have healthy children.

Daman’s Angel

by Charmaine Ross

Daman Quade wants to die, but when he does an angel rescues him - an angel who doesn't remember who she is or what she was doing in that dark alley. All Daman knows is that he should be dead and the angel shouldn't be alive on earth.Daman wants to help the angel return to her place in the otherworlds and enlists the help of Father Joseph. They discover that Angel has to return by a flesh and blood sacrifice in three days or she is doomed to walk the earth until the end of time, neither angel nor human. Daman is torn, knowing he must be the sacrifice to save Angel and wanting to live and love again in the one chance of life Angel has given him.Angel has a very big secret. She has fallen in love with Daman. Now that she is flesh and blood, her physical attraction is all-consuming. She doesn't want to go back. She wants to become human, to live and love as a mortal woman. And she wants Daman at her side until death do them part. But that might be earlier than she thinks.Daman must survive otherworldly demons and death itself to claw his way back to a life where they both can be together. But after all that - will Angel's secret prove too much to overcome?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Daman’s Angel

by Charmaine Ross

Daman Quade wants to die, but when he does an angel rescues him - an angel who doesn't remember who she is or what she was doing in that dark alley. All Daman knows is that he should be dead and the angel shouldn't be alive on earth.Daman wants to help the angel return to her place in the otherworlds and enlists the help of Father Joseph. They discover that Angel has to return by a flesh and blood sacrifice in three days or she is doomed to walk the earth until the end of time, neither angel nor human. Daman is torn, knowing he must be the sacrifice to save Angel and wanting to live and love again in the one chance of life Angel has given him.Angel has a very big secret. She has fallen in love with Daman. Now that she is flesh and blood, her physical attraction is all-consuming. She doesn't want to go back. She wants to become human, to live and love as a mortal woman. And she wants Daman at her side until death do them part. But that might be earlier than she thinks.Daman must survive otherworldly demons and death itself to claw his way back to a life where they both can be together. But after all that - will Angel's secret prove too much to overcome?Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Damascened Blade

by Barbara Cleverly

The North-West Frontier, 1910. The screams of a wounded British officer abandoned at the bottom of a dark ravine are heard by a young Scottish subaltern. Ignoring the command to retreat back to base the Highlander sets out alone, with dagger in hand, to rescue his fellow officer from the Pathan tribesmen who are slowly torturing him to death. Over a dozen years later the backwash of this tragedy threatens to engulf Joe Sandilands. After a skirmish which results in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages, Joe is given seven days in which to identify, arrest and execute the killer before the frontier erupts into war. Drawing on all his courage and detective skills Joe must find out who the murderer is before more bloody deaths occur, the legacy of a bitter feud with its roots hidden deep in the past.

Damascus

by Joshua Mohr

"[Mohr] has a generous understanding of his characters, whom he describes with an intelligence and sensitivity that pulls you in."--The New York Times Book Review (editors' choice) on Termite Parade It's 2003 and the country is divided evenly for and against the Iraq War. Damascus, a dive bar in San Francisco's Mission District, becomes the unlikely setting for a showdown between the opposing sides. Tensions come to a boil when Owen, the bar's proprietor who has recently taken to wearing a Santa suit full-time, agrees to host the joint's first (and only) art show by Sylvia Suture, an ambitious young artist who longs to take her act to the dramatic precipice of the high-wire by nailing live fish to the walls as a political statement. An incredibly creative and fully rendered cast of characters orbit the bar. There's No Eyebrows, a cancer patient who has come to the Mission to die anonymously; Shambles, the patron saint of the hand job; Revv, a lead singer who acts too much like a lead singer; and Owen, donning his Santa costume to mask the most unfortunate birthmark imaginable. Damascus is the place where confusion and frustration run out of room to hide. By gracefully tackling such complicated topics as cancer, Iraq, and issues of self-esteem, Joshua Mohr has painted his most accomplished novel yet. Joshua Mohr is the San Francisco Chronicle best-selling author of Some Things That Meant the World to Me and Termite Parade, a New York Times Book Review editors' choice selection.

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

by H. A. R. Gibb

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097-1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime: battles, blockades, and diplomatic negotiations.

Damascus Countdown (David Shirazi Series #3)

by Joel C. Rosenberg

All eyes are on the Middle East. Israel has successfully launched a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads-and causing The Twelfth Imam to order a full-scale retaliation. US President William Jackson threatens to support a UN Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. Meanwhile, CIA operative David Shirazi has infiltrated the Iranian regime and intercepted information indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads survived the attack and have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location. In danger not only from the ongoing missile strikes on Iran but also from the increasingly hostile and suspicious governments of multiple countries, David and his team are in a race against time to find the remaining nuclear warheads before disaster strikes.

Damascus Journey

by Al Lacy Joanna Lacy

When Hannah Cooper and her children pray for the salvation of their Jewish friend, Jacob Kates, they have no idea what it might take to see that prayer answered. Mary Beth Cooper has said that, if need be, she'll give her life to see him become a Christian. But will she have to prove it? Thousands of devoted Lacy readers will find out in this eighth installment of the Hannah of Fort Bridger series, which continues the saga of a widowed frontier woman's faith-filled journey through the hardships and joys of life.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Damascus Nights

by Philip Boehm Rafik Schami

In the classical Arab tradition of tale-telling, here is a magical book that celebrates the power of storytelling, delightfully transformed for modern sensibilities by an award-winning author.The time is present-day Damascus, and Salim the coachman, the city's most famous storyteller, is mysteriously struck dumb. To break the spell, seven friends gather for seven nights to present Salim with seven wondrous "gifts"-seven stories of their own design.Upon this enchanting frame of tales told in the fragrant Arabian night, the words of the past grow fainter, as ancient customs are yielding to modern turmoil. While the hairdresser, the teacher, the wife of the locksmith sip their tea and pass the water pipe, they swap stories about the magical and the mundane: about djinnis and princesses, about contemporary politics and the difficulties of bargaining in a New York department store. And as one tale leads to another... and another... all of Damascus appears before your eyes, along with a vision of storytelling-and talk-as the essence of friendship, of community, of life.A sly and graceful work, a delight to readers young and old, Damascus Nights is, according to Publishers Weekly, "a highly atmospheric, pungent narrative."

Damascus (Thoroughbred Legends #22)

by Lucy Heckman

Volume 22 of the Thoroughbred Legends series follows the racing career of Damascus. His superb career was scattered with breathtaking races against Dr. Fager.

Damballah

by John Edgar Wideman

A collection of inter-related stories spanning a century and set in Homewood, a community founded on Pittsburgh's east end by a runaway slave. John Edgar Wideman sings of "dead children in garbage cans, of caterpillars consumed like canapes, of a young girl pushed to paralysis down the steps of a stairwell, of the slaughterhouse and blindness and rape, of drugs and prison nd Vietmam, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers".

Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943

by Howard Gerrard Doug Dildy

In May 1943, a specially established RAF squadron made its permanent imprint on military aviation history by flying a high-risk, low-level, nighttime attack against German hydro-electric dams vital to the Nazi armaments industry in the Ruhr Valley. A comparatively tiny part of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an impact totally out of proportion to the small number of aircraft involved. It highlights the synergy of science and technology, weapons development and production, mission planning and practice, and the unflinching courage in the execution of a highly dangerous bombing raid. Furthermore, it established a legend that still resonates today.

The Dame: An Alan Grofield Novel

by Richard Stark

Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake also completed a separate series in the Parker universe, starring Alan Grofield, an occasional colleague of Parker. While he shares events and characters with several Parker novels, Grofield is less calculating and more hot-blooded than Parker; think fewer guns, more dames. Not that there isn't violence and adventure aplenty. . The Dame finds Grofield in Puerto Rico protecting a rich, demanding woman in her isolated jungle villa, and reluctantly assuming the role of detective. A rare Westlake take on a whodunit, The Dame features a cast of colorful characters and a suspenseful-and memorable-climax. With a new foreword by Sarah Weinman that situates the Grofield series within Westlake's work as a whole, this novel is an exciting addition to any crime fiction fan's library.

Dame Fortune

by Meredith Bond

Searching For A Wealthy Husband. . . As the spirited daughter of a famed archeologist, Rose Grace has led a life of grand adventure. But in an instant, everything changes. Now it's Rose who must take charge of her unruly younger sisters, and it's Rose who must save her family from financial ruin by snagging a wealthy husband. Yet even as the quick-witted beauty sets her sights on a rich lord, another man waits in the wings. . . a gallant playboy with designs on her heart. . . Looking For A Perfect Love. . . St. John Fotheringay-Phipps, known to all as Fungy, has spent the past fifteen years thinking little more than of his own pleasure. Then he meets the darling Miss Grace, and finds himself yearning to turn over a new leaf. Suddenly, the elegant, dapper, deliciously amusing Fungy is well on his way to becoming a reformed rake. But to win the lady of his dreams, he must do two things: thwart the blackguard who would lead her astray. . . and wait for the moment when she discovers what true love really means.

Dame Onyx Treasures

by Margaret L Carter

Explore love among the monsters in stories of romance, fantasy, and horror. Meet werewolves and vampires, a wandering ghost, and eldritch creatures from an alien dimension. A stray cat receives the gift of speech on Christmas Eve and uses it to help a runaway teenage girl. An expert thief accepts a job from an evil wizard to save her brother, and a sorceress goes on a mission to rescue a noble maiden captured by a beast-man. A fantasy fan trying to get over the death of her fiancé embarks on a quest in the magical virtual world of a computer role-playing game with a man who fascinates her even though they have never met in the flesh--and they get trapped inside the game. These heroes and heroines confront hard-won truths about themselves at the border between human and nonhuman.

Damia

by Anne Mccaffrey

As willful as her mother, The Rowan, ever was, and possessing unimaginable powers, Damia defies her family's attempts to tame and train her--only to bond with Afra Lyon, a Talent who serves The Rowan, and who becomes the object of her affection.

Damia (Tower and Hive #2)

by Anne Mccaffrey

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Damiano

by R. A. MacAvoy

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist, and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he walks the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog. But his road is filled with betrayal, disillusionment, and death, and Damiano is forced to confront his dark heritage, unleashing the hellish force of his awesome powers to protect those he loves. The further volumes of this tale are Damiano's Lute and Raphael.

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