Author: Jackie Ashenden
View: 966“We have to act like a real couple…” The solution? Mind-blowingly real pleasure! Dane “Smoke” Kingsolver and Cat Livingston need to fake a relationship to get her abusive ex off her back. Convincing people their friendship has heated up to scorching levels is unexpectedly easy! But when their red-hot chemistry threatens to ruin everything they’ve ever known can they go back to what they had before? And do they even want to? “Dare is Harlequin’s hottest line yet. Every book should come with a free fan. I dare you to try them!” —Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author
Author: Ruth Everhart
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 25912017 Christianity Today Book Award winner (“CT Women” category) “It happened on a Sunday night, even though I’d been a good girl and gone to church that morning.” One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small Midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God. In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop—questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for? Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.
Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe
Author: Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
View: 4250Arguing convincingly that mainstream theory lacks the tools to adequately explain European integration, this challenging book draws upon critical political economic theory to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of the processes of integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project.
The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry
Author: Jack Kugelmass,Jonathan Boyarin,Zachary M. Baker,United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4483In the years after World War II Polish Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who had made their way to America or Israel resolved to preserve the memory of their destroyed communities by compiling memorial books, narrative accounts of Jewish life in Polish towns before, during, and to some extent after the Holocaust. From a Ruined Garden gathers some 65 selections from the nearly one thousand memorial books published since World War II. The texts describe typical market days, communal institutions, prayer houses, peculiar town types, outstanding personalities, and local customs and legends, as well as everyday life during the Holocaust and the experiences of returning survivors. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of the memorial books and a gazetteer of place names mentioned in the text. A substantial introduction by the editors illuminates the history of the memorial books and their importance in the construction of memory culture through the response of survivors.
Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe : Critical Essays in Honor of Darrel Abel
Author: Virgil Lokke Editor
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 7389A recurrent idea in Darrel Abel's criticism of the works of Hawthorne gives this volume its title. The idea of a fallen world and its potential for partial redemption through art and the art of criticism is a theme that weaves in and out of the sixteen essays. The volume as a whole displays an explicit and implicit concern with critical approaches and reflects an awareness of the Activeness of critical resolutions in a world in which boundaries are constantly under challenge, for example, those which divide "textuality" from "contextuality." "This collection of essays explores the problems the practical critic and teacher has had to face in the shifts in taste, assumptions, and methodology in the moves from moral and historical criticism to the "New Criticism," and to the newer linguistic and semiotic criticism.
Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Performing Arts
View: 1366An object of this critical remapping is Elvira Notari (1875-1946), Italy's first and most prolific woman filmmaker, whose documentary-style work on street life in Naples, a forerunner of neorealism, was popularly acclaimed in Italy and the United States until its suppression during the Fascist regime.
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 5794One girl + two guys = three hot summers. It all adds up to some steamy romance—and a few complications. Can Amy Nelson-Barak juggle the gorgeous guys in her life without ruining everything? From Simone Elkeles, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Rules of Attraction and Perfect Chemistry, comes this e-book trilogy edition of her popular books How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (a YALSA 2007 Teens’ Top Ten selection), How to Ruin My Teenage Life, and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation. “A great read—alike for fans of Meg Cabot, Melissa Kantor, and Sarah Dessen.”—VOYA on How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation “The choice for teens who seek realistic YA fiction.”—School Library Journal on How to Ruin My Teenage Life Also, don’t miss Simone Elkeles’s critically acclaimed Leaving Paradise and New York Times bestselling Return to Paradise!
Author: Ann Barker
Publisher: Robert Hale
View: 3919Jessie Warburton was been hopelessly in love with the rakish Earl of Ashbourne for years. Tired of being ignored, she accepts the proposal of the Reverend Henry Lusty, and goes to London to stay with Mrs Machin, her fiance's sister. Mrs Machin, a secret writer of sensational novels, is delighted to learn that her visitor is closely acquainted with a rake, and seeks to take advantage of the situation. To help her hostess with her writing, Jessie immerses herself in London life, and the earl experiences a change of role, as he finds himself having to keep a watchful eye over her. In London, Jesse blossoms, and Ashbourne becomes attracted to her, but he is not her only admirer. Will Jessie make the right choice?
Author: Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
View: 1082Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely... And it's killing him. After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past-and a guy-she's been trying to forget. Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone-or, something-followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge. Hell is looking for a way to break loose... Series order: Eternal Balance Book 1: Ruined Eternal Balance Book 2: Embrace Eternal Balance Book 3: Released
Author: A. F. Stewart
View: 5542A curse has fallen oven the magnificent city of Elowen. Uncover the secrets that haunt the streets of Elowen as twelve tales unfold the story of this blighted city. See the saga of horror, despair and hope unravel as the people of city learn to survive their tragedy. Can Elowen endure to break the curse or will to succumb to its doom? Read of the aftermath of revenge through the eyes of a shopkeeper, a child, ghosts, a blacksmith, a guardsman, an innkeeper, and even a King. Twelve Stories, One Evil.
Author: Grayce Higgins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 2530When Sandy Shores joined the CIA right out of college, she had no way of knowing that in fifteen years she would be returning home for good, too badly injured by a foreign general to continue her career with the agency. Opening a private investigators office seemed the logical thing to do, but getting involved with murder, multiple personalities, and rape were not in her plans. When she is dragged off into the forest to die and it becomes necessary to kill or be killed, Sandy realizes that human evil isnt confined to foreign soil.
Author: Ben Peek
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
View: 9412The story of a woman who is in mourning. From controversial and critically acclaimed writer Ben Peek's Dead Americans, this short story is one of a set of dark, weird, and surreal fiction from one of the modern masters of the form. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Author: Shiloh Walker
View: 936From the national bestselling author of Busted and Razed comes an unforgettable story of a love that transcends tragedy... As one of the Barnes brothers, Sebastien has always felt blessed. Not only does he have an amazing family, but he’s become a Hollywood golden boy who has everything he’s ever wanted—with one exception. He’s had a thing for Marin since he was a kid, but when he finally summons the courage to ask her out, she turns him down. Marin is ready to settle down, she wants commitment and stability, and Sebastien is still too much of a playboy, caught up in the wild life of the spotlight. Still reeling from the rejection, Sebastien’s luck runs out later that night when he saves a girl from an assault. The shining knight role fits him just fine, but his armor—and his perfect life—become tarnished when the near-deadly attack lands him in the hospital. Physically scarred, he gives up acting and retreats from everybody. If anyone can pull Sebastien back from the abyss, it’s Marin. But first she has to convince him that beauty is not only skin deep... Praise for the Barnes Brothers novels: “Sexy and poignant.”—Kirkus Reviews “Walker delivers a solidly satisfying romance, with tangible chemistry between the leads, a healthy dose of steamy sex, and a sweetly sentimental theme of family running throughout.”—Publishers Weekly “A touching romance...[with] plenty of sizzle.”—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars) Start at the beginning—read Shiloh Walker’s Wrecked.
Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility
Author: Inger Sigrun Brodey
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8533By examining the motif of ruination in a variety of late-eighteenth-century domains, this book portrays the moral aesthetic of the culture of sensibility in Europe, particularly its negotiation of the demands of tradition and pragmatism alongside utopian longings for authenticity, natural goodness, self-governance, mutual transparency, and instantaneous kinship. This book argues that the rhetoric of ruins lends a distinctive shape to the architecture and literature of the time and requires the novel to adjust notions of authorship and narrative to accommodate the prevailing aesthetic. Just as architects of eighteenth-century follies pretend to have discovered "authentic" ruins, novelists within the culture of sensibility also build purposely fragmented texts and disguise their authorship, invoking highly artificial means of simulating nature. The cultural pursuit of human ruin, however, leads to hypocritical and sadistic extremes that put an end to the characteristic ambivalence of sensibility and its unusual structures.