Author: Eric Walters

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 9780143187790

Category: Genocide

Page: 216

View: 1382

Fifteen-year-old Ian must complete community volunteer service to pass social studies. Choosing to work at "The Club" sounds like fun, until he arrives at what turns out to be a soup kitchen for the homeless. It is here that he meets Sarge, the pipe-wielding homeless man who saved Ian from a near-mugging. His real name is Jacques, and he was a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces. His last tour of duty was as a peacekeeper stationed in Rwanda, an African nation Ian knows little about. What he learns will change Ian's view of the world--and may just help Jacques, too. With a Foreword by Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Ret'd), force commander for the United Nations Mission to Rwanda, "Shattered" is an unforgettable story, one that asks what one person can do to make a difference.


Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Author: Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0553447092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 4807

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered offers an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders. Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign's difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.


Author: Dick Francis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905328

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1555

Shattered is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Cheltenham Races, New Year's Eve. Gerard Logan witnesses the death of his close friend, jockey Martin Stukely, after a fall from his horse. In the aftermath, Gerard is left to pick up the pieces - including a mysterious unmarked videotape that Martin secretly left him. But before Gerard gets to watch it, the videotape is stolen. And soon further crimes against Gerard and those close to him start to occur. What was on the missing videotape? And why are the attacks continuing? In order to stay alive, Gerard needs to keep one step ahead of his enemies and uncover the truth - before his livelihood and everything he loves is shattered for good. Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Shattered is one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'Still the master' Racing Post 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Shattered Dreams

The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002

Author: Charles Enderlin

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590510605

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 9450

Discusses the multitude of negotiations between Israel and Palestine to secure peace in the Middle East, including secret negotiations in Sweden, the meetings at Camp David in 2000, and the peace talks between Israel and Syria.


The Asian American Comics Anthology

Author: Jeff Yang,Parry Shen,Keith Chow,Jerry Ma

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588590

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 1108

Three years after the publication of the groundbreaking Asian American comics anthology Secret Identities, the same team is back with a new volume—bigger, bolder, and more breathtaking in scope. While the first collection focused on the conventions of superhero comics, this new book expands its horizon to include edgier genres, from hard-boiled pulp to horror, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. Using this darker range of hues, it seeks to subvert—to shatter—the hidebound stereotypes that have obscured the Asian image since the earliest days of immigration: the stoic brute, the prodigious brain, the exotic temptress, the inscrutable alien, the devious manipulator. The eclectic and impressive lineup of contributors includes leading Asian American comics creators Bernard Chang (Supergirl), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Sonny Liew (Malinky Robot), Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways), Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages), Greg Pak (The Hulk), G.B. Tran (Vietnamerica), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese), and many others, as well as such film and literary standouts as Tanuj Chopra (Punching at the Sun), Michael Kang (The Motel), Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet), Gary Jackson (Missing You, Metropolis), and Bao Phi (Song I Sing). Their original graphic short stories cover topics from ethnic kiddie shows, China’s AIDS policy, and airline security procedures to the untold backstory of Flash Gordon’s nemesis Ming the Merciless and the gritty reality of a day in the life of a young Koreatown gangster. Shattered incorporates thrills, chills, and delights while exposing the hidden issues and vital truths of the nation’s fastest-growing and most dynamic community.


Author: Joan Johnston

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460396944

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4108

A fan-favorite Bitter Creek novel by New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston. Nine years ago Kate Grayhawk Pendelton walked into Wyatt Shaw's life—and out of it the next morning. Now Wyatt's back—and has the power to shatter Kate's future with the man she loves. By reputation, Wyatt Shaw is a brutal killer who always gets what he wants. And he wants Kate and her twin eight-year-old sons. Texas Ranger Jack McKinley is hot on Wyatt Shaw's trail. The presumed heir to the D'Amato crime syndicate is threatening to steal the woman he loves. Holly McKinley is fighting to keep Jack from leaving her for another woman. Now the secret she's kept for over twenty years may save their son's life, and cost her the only man she's ever loved. A contemporary western romance. "A guaranteed good read."—New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham Originally published in 2009.


Author: Mari Mancusi

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402284624

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4472

A Girl at the End of the World. Two Brothers Fighting For Opposite Sides. And a Dragon Who Can Save Them All... Or Set the World on Fire. Trinity's world changed forever the day she stole Emmy's egg. Now she's on the run with the last living dragon and twin brothers from a war-torn future. Connor may have betrayed his mission to kill Emmy, but he'll do whatever it takes to prevent the coming dragon apocalypse. Coddling a temperamental dragon on its away to being the size of a house is no way to keep them safe. But Caleb can't stand to see Emmy trapped and miserable... When a video of Emmy flying over the skies of West Texas goes viral, the government closes in—and the future they've risked everything for is about to go up in flames.


An Extreme Risk Novel

Author: Tracy Wolff

Publisher: Flirt

ISBN: 0804177759

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 523

Edgy and emotional in the vein of The Fault in Our Stars, the latest Extreme Risk novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Addicted tells the story of a fearless beauty who inspires a lost soul to take a flying leap back into life. Wild, fun, and impulsive, Tansy Hampton has a different look and a new passion every week. As a cancer survivor who spent the past several years waiting to die, Tansy has a fresh perspective on life—even if she doesn’t have a clue about what she actually wants to do with it. But she’s determined to find out, and that means making the most of her time while she still can. Ash Lewis has poured every last ounce of his blood, sweat, and tears into reaching the very top of the professional snowboarding world—until the unthinkable happens. After the biggest competition win of his career, Ash’s mother and father are killed in a tragic accident. Unable to handle the idea of going back out on the snow to pursue the dream his parents shared with him, Ash feels that he has no choice but to walk away from snowboarding forever. Then he meets Tansy. From the very beginning, their chemistry is intense. But while Ash can’t stop chasing the ghosts of what can never be, Tansy stays firmly focused on the possibilities the world holds for her—and for them. She’s already picked up the pieces of one shattered life. Now she’s determined to help Ash do the same. Praise for Shattered “My hat is off to Tracy Wolff, who has created a world filled with heart, humor, turmoil and second chances. She tells a tale of love, loss and misguided blame and the pain it causes everyone. . . . I laughed, I cried and I got angry at how unfair life can be. For an author to so completely immerse me in her world, [leaving me] hanging on every word and scene, is the sign of wonderful storytelling. Tracy Wolff has raised her own bar another notch higher.”—Tome Tender “Shattered is a complex story with many pieces cohesively blended together to form one spectacular story. Emotionally gripping, sensual, and carefully crafted to reflect the change and acceptance needed when lives are changed forever, this book will take hold of your heart and remind you to live each day to the fullest.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review “I loved this story. . . . The writing was flawless, [as were] the plot, and the characters. I loved the family dynamic that this series has. . . . This group really cared about each other.”—My Midnight Fantasy “I’m a big fan of Tracy Wolff and especially the Extreme Risk series. . . . The snowboarder aspect is something different from the norm and this group of friends has really been a treat to read about. There was something about this couple that I really connected with though. From the beginning . . . I soaked up their story like a sponge.”—Smokin’ Hot Book Blog “I loved this book! I don’t think of athletes as sexy in general but my goodness I can’t wait for the next Olympics after reading Tracy Wolff’s Shattered. . . . Ash and Tansy are both amazing characters who are mainly focused on finding themselves but bring out the best in each other. Even the supporting characters in this book have a special place in my heart and I’m already salivating for the next books to come.”—Coffee Books Life


The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Seven

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345548493

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6095

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For nearly two thousand years, only one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. This ebook edition includes a special preview of Kevin Hearne’s upcoming novel A Plague of Giants. Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do. Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki—or merely a pain in the arse. But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat. As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm. Don’t miss any of Kevin Hearne’s phenomenal Iron Druid Chronicles novels: HOUNDED | HEXED | HAMMERED | TRICKED | TRAPPED | HUNTED | SHATTERED | STAKED Praise for Shattered “Funny, razor-sharp . . . Plenty of action, humor, and mythology keep this book fun and interesting.”—Booklist (starred review) “Uproariously entertaining in a way that Hearne is uniquely able to achieve . . . [Shattered] has the feeling of a new beginning for its hero and for the series.”—RT Book Reviews “This series just gets bigger and better, and Shattered shows no signs of it slowing down.”—Vampire Book Club “Well and truly awesome.”—Fangs for the Fantasy “So much fun to read!”—Hidden in Pages “[With] clever writing and engrossing story-telling, it’s impossible not to get completely absorbed into the world Kevin [Hearne] has created.”—Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles “Clever, fast paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing “[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit. . . . Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”—SFFWorld “Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Tempest “[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. . . . A snappy narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded “Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded “Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded


Author: Sylvie Fox

Publisher: Penner Media Group, LLC

ISBN: 1944179267

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7468



Author: Peter B. Shevlin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418440264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5797

Praise the artist for describing the indescribable. Pity him for having to. Shattered is an existential x-ray to the mechanics of reincarnation & spiritualism. It's a personal journey through the interactions of the relationships that we each have, with each other; & with ourselves. Through a lifetime, numerous threads, sewn together become the fabric of who we each are; & along the 24 years of this novel, the connections of each of the characters within, build a composite of the patchwork quilt, of the all of creation. Even the most individualized experiences of a person's life, foreign to those who don't live them, become universalized in the way that we, as emotional beings, interpret them. Shattered is, that common thread.


Author: Sarah N. Harvey

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554698480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4964

March has a perfect life: beauty, popularity, a great job, a loving family and a hot boyfriend. So when she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, she is hurt and enraged. When she lashes out and him, he falls and is badly injured. March panics, flees the scene and then watches her perfect life spiral out of control. In a misguided attempt to atone for her crime, March changes her appearance, quits her job and tries to become invisible, until an unlikely friendship and a new job force her to re-engage with life.


The Sectarian Divide and Start of the Feminist Revolution in Islam

Author: Syed Abbas Rizvi,S. Khasim T. Rizvi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438904223

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 7339

The Middle East has become a flash point for extremism and intrareligious violence, as well as a cultural debacle of women's rights. From the current derelict state of women's rights in the Arab world to the current sectarian divide in Iraq and the ongoing hatred between Shia and Sunni Muslims, this book demonstrates the genesis of the collapse of the original Islam of Mohammad and the core of the split of these two sects of Islam while also looking deep within one of the most powerful struggles for women's rights the struggle led by Fatima, the daughter of Mohammad, that took place in the early days of the religion Shattered explores what took place during and after these events. It presents a unique history of the Muslim world, touching on the ramifications of Fatima's stand for Women's rights and the seeds of dissension planted at the death of Mohammad, while touching on all of the crucial events from past to present that have turned horribly violent as a result of simple misinterpretations of the Quran and traditions by extremist groups, such as those responsible for the horrible terrorist actions that took place on 9/11. This book will provide an in-depth analysis of some crucial movements within Islam that have nurtured the hate drawn from hundreds of years of history as well as provide forward-looking analysis on the concepts of freedom in Islam, human rights, women's rights, and modernist views, as well as reformist views and their place in Islam.

Shattered World


Author: Larissa Moritz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741247170

Category: Fiction

Page: 680

View: 7081

Sina Esche ist eine Außenseiterin. Den Kopf voller Fantasien lebt sie ein überschaubares Leben, als eines Tages ihre Welt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes zerbricht und sie erkennt, dass einige ihrer Fantasien mehr als bloße Hirngespinste sind. In der magischen Welt Elvastron, dem Zentrum des Weltengefüges, gerät sie zwischen die Fronten eines seit unzähligen Äonen tobenden und alles vernichtenden Krieges zwischen den Völkern der Alben und Elfen und muss dabei nicht nur um ihr eigenes Überleben kämpfen, sondern auch um die Existenz aller Welten. Dabei verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen Wahrheit und Lüge, und in Elvastrons düsterer Vergangenheit schlummern die Überreste einer verlorenen Zivilisation, mit deren Untergang der Krieg einst begann - und deren letzte und erste Nachfolgerin Sina ist, deren Name nun Shimounah - die Lichtlilie - lautet.


True Story of an American Teenager

Author: Patricia Huston-Holm

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146972183X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 7030

Seventeen-year-old Holly Slack had the brains, the body, and the personality that made her one of the most enviable girls in school. Then, there was a tragic car accident. Holly's senior year in high school unfolds in quite a different way than she had planned.

Shattered - Dunkle Vergangenheit

Author: Cynthia Eden


ISBN: 3732534383

Category: Fiction

Page: 790

View: 7178

Ein grausamer Verdacht, ein unwiderstehlicher Bad Boy und eine nervenaufreibende Jagd. Kriminalpsychologin Dr. Sarah Jacobs kennt sich mit Bad Boys, die ins Gefängnis gehören, nur allzu gut aus. Aber es gibt da einen ganz speziellen Mann aus New Orleans Unterwelt, der an Skrupellosigkeit nicht zu übertreffen ist. Und dazu ist er unwiderstehlich. Jax Fontaine hat nie behauptet, einer von den Guten zu sein. Er folgt seinen ganz eigenen Gesetzen und lässt keinen Zweifel daran, was er will. Ihn und Sarah mögen Welten trennen, aber wenn sie Haut an Haut zusammenliegen, zählt nichts außer der Leidenschaft zwischen ihnen. Bis ein geistesgestörter Killer Sarah ins Visier nimmt ... Lies jetzt den dritten Roman aus der LOST-Reihe und versinke in einer mitreißenden Geschichte voll knisternder Erotik und fesselnder Spannung.

Shattered, Cracked, Or Firmly Intact?

Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide

Author: Farida Jalalzai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199943532

Category: Law

Page: 305

View: 9755

In the past 50 years, fewer than eighty women worldwide have attained the office of prime minister or president. In 2010, women held just seventeen of the world's 252 executive posts - slightly less than seven percent. In Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?, Farida Jalalzai explores the patterns of women executive's paths, powers, and potential impacts, examining the global and national mechanisms that prevent women from attaining executive office.


Poems, 1990-2000

Author: Magoun Grant Martin,Martin Magoun

Publisher: WharfratBooks

ISBN: 0983103429


Page: 135

View: 1911

An unusual book of poems--raw, immediate and straight to the gut. Bold, inventive and precise, these poems are readable and modern--uncommon poetry, for the commons. A mixture of Sharon Olds and Charles Bukowski.... Straight, no-chaser.


A High Risk Novel

Author: JoAnn Ross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440687716

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 461

More than a year after his red-hot affair in Baghdad with Army doctor Kirby Campbell, Army pilot Shane Garrett is trying to rebuild his life stateside. Kirby is also stateside, but when she learns a friend is being held hostage in Central America, she works with Phoenix Team to organize a rescue?and Shane isn?t about to let them leave him behind. Or let Kirby get away. But when Kirby and Shane stare danger in the face, they come to know each other in the way no civilian could ever understand. And they wonder: can they fight for their country, for their lives?and for love?


From The Pits Of Hell

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499027532

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 4270

Shattered A child brutalized, a family destroyed, a community wounded... but the story doesn't end there. “Stop being a victim. There's total healing- physical, emotional, and most importantly spiritual, for you in Jesus Christ.”