So the Doves

Author: Heidi James

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048682974X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"So the Doves is an unforgettable crime novel. James writes lyrical prose, combining a compelling plot with a portrait of a man forced to question the entire basis of his life." —The Sunday Times (U.K.) Crime Book of the Month Marcus Murray was only 17 when his best friend Melanie vanished from his hometown in oceanside Kent. Afterward, she seemed like a figment of his imagination — she became a story, a myth, a series of actions and consequences incorporated into his own history. Working as a journalist years later, Marcus is flush with success at having uncovered a corrupt alliance between a U.K. bank, the arms trade, and the government. So he's a bit disconcerted when sent from London back to Kent to report on the finding of a corpse during a railway excavation. Worse yet, his moral and professional triumph is called into question by charges of fabrication. While Marcus chafes at his exile and fears for his reputation, the hometown atmosphere evokes thoughts of the long-lost Melanie and her mysterious disappearance. Recounted in chapters that alternate between events from 1989 to the present, So the Doves poses thought-provoking questions about identity, offering a poignant meditation on memory and loss. "A twisty, paranoid cat-and-mouse thriller with moving undertones about friendship, youth, memory, desire and the unfinished business of the past, So the Doves kept me up at night frantically turning pages until the very end. It'll do the same for you." — Tim Murphy, author of Christodora and Correspondents

Panic Signs

Author: Cristina Peri Rossi

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889203938

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 677

Panic Signs gives readers a sense of the tense political climate in Uruguay just prior to the military takeover, with people living under the threat of house invasions, random detention and questioning by the police, and torture."--BOOK JACKET.

Game Theory and its Applications

In the Social and Biological Sciences

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134987560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 968

Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.

The Third Bear

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616960175

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 3754

Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales. In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit. Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination.

Distant Harmony

Stories from around the World

Author: Abdus Sattar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475964897

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 5562

Journeying from continent to continent and finding beauty in all of nature and every example of humanity, Distant Harmony presents a collection of short stories examining our lives and the ways in which we are connected to our past, to nature, and to our fellow human beings. Though the tales from author Abdus Sattar tell of poverty, grief, loss, and hunger throughout disparate cultures and diverse peoples, they communicate themes of a deep love of humanity and the unquenchable dignity of the human spirit. The selection “On the Euphrates” parallels the lives of two parents thousands of miles apart as they grieve for their children. “A Desert Sketch” provides a glimpse into the stark reality of Mariam, a Bedouin who ekes out a living with her father. With vivid imagery, Distant Harmony shows melodies of political oppression, regret, and longing, yet always tempered with love and hope. Praise for Distant Harmony “The narrator of these tales journeys through time and space, fulfilling his own creative quest. Through his captivating voice and vision, Abdus Sattar transforms the disharmony of distant places into a rich melody, textured with strains of faraway wars, familial tragedy, yet always overpowering love.” —Brenda Hudson

The Snow Queen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 877132688X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 9780

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology

Author: Scott Pardo,Michael Pardo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351723154

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 9264

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology focuses on how statistical methods may be used to make sense of behavioral ecology and other data. It presents fundamental concepts in statistical inference and intermediate topics such as multiple least squares regression and ANOVA. The objective is to teach students to recognize situations where various statistical methods should be used, understand the strengths and limitations of the methods, and to show how they are implemented in R code. Examples are based on research described in the literature of behavioral ecology, with data sets and analysis code provided. Features: This intermediate to advanced statistical methods text was written with the behavioral ecologist in mind Computer programs are provided, written in the R language. Datasets are also provided, mostly based, at least to some degree, on real studies. Methods and ideas discussed include multiple regression and ANOVA, logistic and Poisson regression, machine learning and model identification, time-to-event modeling, time series and stochastic modeling, game-theoretic modeling, multivariate methods, study design/sample size, and what to do when things go wrong. It is assumed that the reader has already had exposure to statistics through a first introductory course at least, and also has sufficient knowledge of R. However, some introductory material is included to aid the less initiated reader. Scott Pardo, Ph.D., is an accredited professional statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association. Michael Pardo is a Ph.D. is a candidate in behavioral ecology at Cornell University, specializing in animal communication and social behavior. ? ?

The Last Dove

The Trilogy of Aeir

Author: E.S. Hines

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469142805

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 6592

Enira, a region encircled by the mountains of Aeir, is home to ferocious warriors and devoted clansmen who all share one special ability that of the Change. The Change allows them to shed their human form and assume an animal one based on their clans heritage. But peace is not theirs; the feuds between clans are becoming steadily more intense, and each clan has their own ambitions for the future of their country. In this time of impending civil war a girl named Bria, whose own shapeshifting abilities still have yet to manifest, runs away from the cruelty of the village she grew up in. As she travels across Enira she becomes embroiled in a generations-old plot, and discovers secrets about her past and the past of her country that soon force her to decide who to trust and who to love even as she becomes the unexpected keystone of a revolution that will affect all of Aeir.

Many Paths, Many Feet

Author: Phyllis Wilson


ISBN: 0557334438


Page: 182

View: 5110

Many Paths, Many Feet is an anthology of women’s stories, some fiction and some non-fiction, that candidly reveal women’s triumph and perseverance. The stories, coupled with splashes of poetry, bring to light the essence of the human spirit. You will read familiar refrains of faith, determination, and tenacity. We will take you on a powerful journey with incredible stories of challenges and the discovery of ourselves!The authors are fearless, indefatigable, and righteous in their march to victory, thus presenting the archetypal story of what all men and women experience in their quest for an exemplary life. At Many Paths, Many Feet, we believe the journey is as powerful and rewarding as the destination!

The Dovekeepers

A Novel

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617488

Category: Fiction

Page: 505

View: 1226

A tale inspired by the massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.

Dramatic Works

With Explanatory Notes

Author: William Shakespeare,Samuel Ayscough

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6923


Awakening Faith

Daily Devotions from the Early Church

Author: James Stuart Bell

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310514886

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4003

In simple, updated language, Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church—the Church Fathers. In every reflection you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight. “In the age of Twitter and Facebook, where glib sayings abound, one yearns to read some deeper wisdom about life and faith on a regular basis. Well, here you have it, a compendium of wisdom, devotion, and biblical insight from some of the most thoughtful and faithful Christians from the early eras of the church's history. And in Facebook sized posts. That's a nice change of pace!” —Mark Galli, editor, Christianity Today

Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite

Outdoor Essays

Author: Jim Dean

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807875724

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 8444

Jim Dean, longtime editor of Wildlife in North Carolina, offers his personal observations on the pleasures and frustrations of hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. Dogs That Point, Fish That Bite draws together fifty of the best columns that Dean has written for the magazine over the last seventeen years. The witty, sometimes poignant pieces are arranged into a loose chronicle of the sporting year, with a generous allowance for digression: the first is set in April, on the opening day of trout season, and the last tells of a New Year's Day spent alone in a mountain cabin. At first glance, hunting and fishing are the focus of most of the columns. Often, however, Dean is after bigger game. A crab that escapes the pot leads him to reflect on the capricious nature of life. The restoration of a cabin at the old family farm evokes memories of family and simpler times. And a May panfishing trip takes on the quality of ritual, performed by two old friends. The consistent theme uniting all the essays is the celebration of wild places and rural traditions that have become endangered in our modern world.

September Dove

Author: Pat Calfee

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781418458119

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3748

September Dove, a must read epic, begins in 1949 on the Texas\Mexican border. Adhering to the times, and with a ‘fifties’ spin on morality and work ethics, September Dove is heartwarming, sad, and humorous. Written in a narrative style that is refreshing, painfully honest, and almost primal. Gripping human experiences and bare-naked emotions are artfully exposed. An endearing storytelling triumph, that includes seldom revealed, but accurate, history lessons, from the ‘wetback’ camps of the era, to the authentic practices of a Central Texas working ranch. Seen through the eyes of a young, eccentric girl, Farley Marie Sebastian, this story, has it all, unforgettable characters, a strong, thought-provoking plot, adventure, action and ‘soul-deep’ love. You will bond with these people, and you will laugh and cry. Farley, a dusky beauty, is saddled with, yet strengthened by, her strict, ‘fundamental’, religious background. Plagued by many suitors, and due to a tragedy, she comes to consider her beauty a sinful curse, rather than a genetic blessing. The author clearly has an amazing grasp of humanity and remarkable descriptive abilities. The dreadful camp conditions, and the brutal ranch practices are poignantly vivid. Humor, action and interesting people and settings offer genderless appeal.

The Theologically Formed Heart

Essays in Honor of David J. Gouwens

Author: Warner M. Bailey,Lee C. Barrett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874949

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 750

The Theologically Formed Heart invites the reader to consider the role of theology in the formation of virtues and passions, and, conversely, the role of virtues and passions in understanding Scripture, theology, and living a Christian life. The essays in this volume are offered in appreciation of the teaching, scholarship, and service to the church and world of Professor of Theology David J. Gouwens. They are organized in three sections: theological reflections, Reformed theology in service to the church, and studies in the thought of Soren Kierkegaard. Four important issues are explored from multiple perspectives: the Church's coming to terms with religious pluralism in mission, inter-religious dialogue, theological education, and ecclesial life; the gospel's invitation to welcome communities of difference; Reformed aesthetics in Calvin's rhetoric and in contemporary hymnody; and Kierkegaard's contribution to theology and ecclesial practice. The aims of the book go beyond academic confines. Through reading the different essays, a personality will emerge who illustrates a life of scholarship that yields itself gladly to the God made known in Jesus Christ. Thus, beyond imparting new information, the book may inspire its readers to their own practice of theologically forming their hearts.

Als die Tauben verschwanden


Author: Sofi Oksanen

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308262

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1600

Finnland ist Gastland der Frankfurter Buchmesse und Sofi Oksanen ihr Star Der Roman folgt dem Schicksal dreier Esten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs und danach: Roland, einem prinzipientreuen estnischen Freiheitskämpfer, seinem machthungrigen, skrupellosen Cousin Edgar und dessen Frau Juudit, die sich in einen deutschen Offizier verliebt. Ein meisterhaft komponierter Roman über Machtstreben, Liebe und Verrat.Estland zur Zeit der deutschen Besatzung: Während sich Roland versteckt hält, weil er immer noch an die estnische Befreiung glaubt, versucht Edgar ins Zentrum der Machthaber vorzustoßen. Seine Frau Juudit verliebt sich in einen hohen deutschen Offizier, nicht ahnend, dass ihr Mann über genau diesen Offizier die Karriereleiter emporklettern möchte. Nach dem Krieg werden die Karten neu gemischt, Estland steht unter der Besatzung der Sowjets, und wieder ist es Edgar, der hofft, seiner Vergangenheit zum Trotz auch bei den Kommunisten eine herausragende Rolle zu spielen. Intrigen und Legenden, Verrat und Heimtücke, Liebe und Familie – Sofi Oksanen hat einen Roman geschrieben, der sich durch die meisterliche Konstruktion wie ein Thriller liest und dessen Figuren, allen voran Edgar, man nicht mehr vergisst.Die internationale literarische Sensation des Jahres.