Author: Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Rosetta Books
View: 5927An ex-musician searches far and wide for a missing maestro, in this mystery by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Chris Klick left his life in Los Angeles behind to enjoy the simple life in beautiful Idaho, and all he wants is to spend some time with his new love, Nicole. But money comes knocking and the amateur sleuth heeds the call. Tracking down philandering maestro Stephan Shultz, who’s gone MIA, proves to be a steep challenge from the get-go. From Atlantic City to Paris to London, Klick pursues Shultz as the case expands to include a secret Oxford lover, a missing don, some pilfered port, and a lost Mozart manuscript. Will he find Shultz after all, or will he lose everything—including Nicole? Originally published under the name Wendell McCall, this colorful crime novel comes from the acclaimed and bestselling author of the Walt Fleming series and other popular mysteries and thrillers.
A Sourcebook : Constructions of Femininity in England
Author: Kate Aughterson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8827An invaluable collection of primary sources on women and femininity in early modern England, including medical documents, political pamphlets, sermons and literary sources. Sources are accompanied by a clear introduction and notes.
Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
View: 4319Good Women Behaving Badly A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. “A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society
Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
View: 7381How do the metaphors we use to describe procreation affect our view of the relative worth of each gender? Carol Delaney discloses the powerful meanings condensed in the seemingly innocent images of "seed" and "soil." Drawing on her work in a small Turkish village of Sunni Muslims, she shows us that the images are categorically different, hierarchically ordered, and unequally valued. The ways in which the creation of a child is understood in Turkey furnish a key to understanding a whole range of Turkish attitudes toward sexuality and gender, honor and shame, authority and submission, time and space, inside and outside, open and closed. Moreover, the symbols and meanings by which they represent procreation provide the means for understanding relationships between such seemingly disparate elements as the body, family, house, village, nation, this-world and other-world. Delaney points out that these symbols do not embellish reality; they provide the key to a particular conception of it, a conception that gives coherence to social life. The patterns revealed are not distinctly Turkish; they also comment on some of our own deeply-held assumptions and values about procreation.
Author: Brian Lumley
View: 7932Considered by many to be among Brian Lumley's greatest works, the exciting Khai of Khem is little-known in the US. This time-traveling adventure story spans centuries and cultures in Lumley's trademark mix of horror and science fiction, much like his internationally-bestselling Necroscope series. Like the Necroscope novels, Khai of Khem is packed with fast-paced action, hair's-breadth escapes, all-consuming love, endless horror, and, in the person of Khai himself, quick wits and bravery in the teeth of danger. Khai begins life in ancient Egypt as the son of Pharaoh Khasathut's chief architect. Believing Pharaoh to be a god, Khai is stunned to learn that the supposedly great and wise leader is a shriveled, ancient fossil of a man whose chief desires are to deflower young virgins and achieve eternal life through the powers of his black magicians. When Khai dares to raise a hand to Pharaoh, he is condemned to be a slave. Escaping, Khai flees to neighboring Kush where he earns the rank of general in the army of Queen Ashtarta . . . and a place in Ashtarta's bed. In the heat of battle against Pharaoh's armies, Khai is betrayed by his best friend and falls victim to the evil spells of Khasathut's magicians, who send his soul winging centuries into the future. In modern America, Khai searches for the reincarnated souls of his love, Ashtarta, and of his betrayer. Khai is amazed by many of the wonders of the modern world-television, air conditioning, and especially guns, bombs, and other weapons. Returning to his own time, Khai uses the technologies he saw in the future to rewrite the past. But will he and Ashtarta be in time to prevent Khasathut from attaining immortality and using newly-gained alien powers to destroy all of Khem and Kush? Originally published in the US in mass market in the early 1980s and unavailable for nearly twenty years, Khai of Khem is one of Brian Lumley's most sought-after novels. Tor Books is pleased to bring it to a new generation of Lumley's readers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Catherine Coulter
View: 1986April 1831. Lord Julian is a widower whose mother wants him to marry her best friend’s daughter, Miss Sophie Wilkie, whom he last saw as a silent and skinny twelve-year-old. However, his mother is nothing if not persuasive, and Julian reluctantly accompanies her to London to meet the young lady. Lord Devlin Monroe, Julian’s nephew, is enjoying an extraordinarily pleasant bachelor life until Miss Sophie Wilkie and her aunt, Miss Roxanne Radcliffe, appear in London society, and he suddenly finds himself wondering how he could have enjoyed midnight alone. Julian and Devlin must discover what really happened three years earlier when Julian’s first wife was found dead. If they don’t find out the truth, their lives could be ruined. And there is another, even more perfidious, danger that lurks in the shadows, waiting.
A Chronological Biblical Compendium
Author: William T. Kump
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
View: 5406A profoundly detailed and comprehensive handbook that brings order and clarity to the many stories of the Bible. The Land, the Seed and the Blessing is a unique and comprehensive handbook to the Bible that lays out the events of the Bible in chronological order and details where they occurred. Its unique organization reveals the many stories of the Bible as if it were a sprawling, page-turning historic novel. The clarity of Kump’s Herculean efforts serves to deepen one’s relationship to the Bible, faith, and God. The Land, the Seed and the Blessing is perfect for the average pew sitter who cannot put it all together; the young parent-inquirer who is somewhat intimidated about church and Bible; students in a college level semester Bible course; and preachers who want to do the Bible in 48 sermons of 20 to 50 minutes each.
Author: James Leichner
View: 3681Southern France becomes a pressure cooker ready to exploded as the conflict between the two most powerful lords escalates. Stéphane LaForte and Jacqueline York, passionately in love with one another, are caught between their rivalry that shatters their world. The Forbidden Seed is a love story about power and control that leads to murder. As the world collapses around Stéphane and Jacqueline, they fight to be together, conceiving a child between them, a forbidden seed. The birth of this child deepens the hatred between Lords, causing the social order to erupt into chaos. Great feudal manors are weakened and become targets of destruction. Stéphane fights to keep his world together, but the power of injustice entangles his body, mind and soul, pitching him into a dark depression. He knows that war must be the only solution before he can be with Jacqueline, his only love. There are many twists and turns in this historical fiction novel, but the ending will capture your inner spirt for a long time to come.
Author: Emeka Aniagolu
Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited
View: 9290An Igbo young man - Chike falls in love with a Yoruba young lady - Bisi; and a Hausa young man -Mohammed, falls in love with an Igbo young lady -Ngozi. They are modernists, but must contend with the traditional and religious absolutism of their parents, and the growing ethnic chauvinism and heated atmosphere of a post-colonial country pursuing money and prosperity. Through the eyes and lives of these four lovers, woven into a tale set in post-independence Wazobia (Nigeria), this novel confronts the big political question and obsession of the historical moment: the problematic process of transforming the Nigerian state into a modern nation. Under the colonialists things fell apart; ethnic conflict and civil war ensued.
Author: David Young
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
View: 8959"The history of Jamestown is a tale of endurance. The colony persevered through disease, starvation and numerous conflicts with the tribes of the Powhatan Confederation. The settlers carried on as hopes for quick wealth came to naught, and attempts to make the colony profitable failed time and again. The earliest Virginians continued to build in the face of a mortality rate shocking for those times. 'An English seed' takes the reader from the comfortable twenty-first century and plants him in a seventeenth-century wilderness, a place filled with challenges, trials and danger. Confronted by a multitude of tribulations, the English colonists of Jamestown laid the first foundation stone of what would become the United States of America."--Cover p. .
Queering the Film Canon
Author: Alexander Doty
Category: Social Science
View: 2407This lively, opinionated, and playful look at the movies is a must-read for film buffs, and for anyone interested in gender, sexuality, and popular culture. One thing's for sure. After reading Flaming Classics you'll know you're definitely not in Kansas anymore.
Author: Alan Carter
Publisher: Fremantle Press
View: 8613When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to Shanghai. In a world of spoiled rich kids and cyber dragons, Cato is about to discover a whole lot more about the Chinese acquisition of Australian land—about those who play the game and those who die trying.
Author: John A. Roynesdal
View: 9218Someone is brutally executing young men around the slopes of Diamond Head: a vicious stabbing, a sadistic hanging, and a horrific auto-da -fe. Detectives Nick Keone and Paul Noa of the Special Division Detective Team [SDDT] Honolulu Police Department are convinced that the victims are gay. When the three victims turn out to be members of a notorious gay-bashing gang, The Gang of Four, both detectives join forces with detectives Philip Michael Carnegie and George Maikai'moku on a desperate search to catch the killer who appears to be on a horrific campaign of revenge. The team follows a twisted trail that takes them from the luxurious heights of Tantalus - the volcanic slope that overlooks Honolulu - into the sordid depths of Hotel Street in Chinatown. Their search also takes them into the middle class world of the naval and marine encampments on the island and into the world of young gay runaways. In the novel's dramatic denouement, the team, with the help of an unexpected ally - the fourth gay basher - uncovers the identity of the killer on the verge of committing his final, sadistic murder.
Author: John Heinerman
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
View: 3907Includes for each entry, a brief description -- where the plant grows, number of species, life cycle, historical references; use as food -- preparation, history; specific cures reports and preparations.
Author: Michelle Larks
Publisher: Urban Books
View: 9936Monet and Marcus Caldwell are living their version of the American Dream. Both are gainfully employed, Marcus as a detective for Chicago's Finest, and Monet as a nurse in the neonatal unit of an inner city hospital. They are faithful members of Reverend Ruth Wilcox's church, The Temple. The only thing missing from their life is a child. Doctors have been unable to explain the reason for Monet's inability to conceive, which she calls the Sarah Syndrome. Then the unthinkable occurs. Monet is brutally assaulted. Months later, she learns the news she has been longing to hear her entire married life: she's having a baby. Monet is thrilled, but Marcus is appalled by the news, and orders his wife to terminate the pregnancy. Monet refuses, and a cold war of monumental proportions breaks out in the Caldwell household. In the face of great adversity, will Monet's faith persevere?
Author: Paul Tatham
View: 2579I have controlled three skin cancers for five years so that they are just harmless patches of skin, and believe this can be done for all cancers. The author has identified misunderstandings by scientists in gene mutation, cell division and the essential role of the sun in all cell growth. The author explains, why each strand of DNA matches a unique wavelength of the sun. The role of the eye, neurons and nerves in passing energy to cells for growth. Why gene mutation is not a copying error but a routine natural process for survival. How plants adjust genes retrospectively in the autumn to survive better in the local climate. Why cancer tumours may be shrunk by dispersing the energy in a nerve with a needle. The author suggests the processes that enabled evolution from simple pond life to a highly intelligent man and concludes that man's design was achieved by his own effort. He designed himself!