Sisters of the Undertow

Sisters of the Undertow

Sisters of the Undertow examines the connotations of lucky and unlucky, the complexities of sibling rivalry, and the hand fate delivers without reason.

Author: Johnnie Bernhard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1680032100

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Sisters Kim and Kathy Hodges are born sixteen months apart in a middle-class existence parented by Linda and David Hodges of Houston, Texas. The happy couple welcomes their "lucky daughter" Kim, who is physically and mentally advanced. Following several miscarriages, Linda delivers "unlucky" Kathy at twenty-nine weeks, ensuring a life of cognitive and physical disabilities. Kathy enters public school as a special education student, while Kim is recognized as gifted. Both sisters face life and death decisions as Houston is caught in the rip current of Hurricane Harvey. Kim learns the capricious nature of luck, while Kathy continues to make her own luck, surviving Hurricane Harvey, as she has survived all undertows with the ethereal courage of the resolute. Sisters of the Undertow examines the connotations of lucky and unlucky, the complexities of sibling rivalry, and the hand fate delivers without reason.
Categories: Fiction

The Undertow

The Undertow

His quest takes him deep into the Australian bush. But how much does he really know about his own child? This work explores the nature of relationships, truth and perception, and the illusion that we are in control of our lives.

Author: Christopher Wakling

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: UOM:39015064767828

Category: Australia

Page: 305

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When Wilson Taylor's daughter, Anna, is gravely injured while swimming, he is convinced that someone is to blame. His quest takes him deep into the Australian bush. But how much does he really know about his own child? This work explores the nature of relationships, truth and perception, and the illusion that we are in control of our lives.
Categories: Australia

The Undertow

The Undertow

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Author: Jo Baker

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307958365

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The American debut of an enthralling new voice: a vivid, indelibly told work of fiction that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century—a novel about inheritance, about fate and passion, and about what it means to truly break free of the past. This is the story of the Hastings family—their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks—captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the First World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy . . . His son, Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle . . . His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s . . . And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down through the family, so too does the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Categories: Fiction

The Undertow

The Undertow

After new evidence is found, Cliff Hardy investigates a twenty-year-old crime in which a doctor may have been wrongly convicted of murder.

Author: Peter Corris

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Academic

ISBN: 1741147484

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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After new evidence is found, Cliff Hardy investigates a twenty-year-old crime in which a doctor may have been wrongly convicted of murder.
Categories: Fiction

The Undertow Jackpot

The Undertow Jackpot

About “The Undertow Jackpot” An inquisitive teleport technician named Ralph
Bowdrie discovers that families are winning trips to tropical islands, but returning
with one fewer member—and always a troublesome child. Ralph suspects a ...

Author: Karl El-Koura

Publisher: Karl El-Koura

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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An inquisitive teleport technician named Ralph Bowdrie discovers that families are winning trips to tropical islands, but returning with one fewer member—and always a troublesome child. Ralph suspects a government conspiracy to eliminate problem children, and begins planting stories about trouble with his own kid…and then they win a one-week all-inclusive trip to Barbados. What's it all about? Discover the truth in this twisty, thought-provoking science fiction tale.
Categories: Fiction

Floaties Caught in the Undertow

Floaties  Caught in the Undertow

The Earth has taken back itself from humanity following centuries of societal failure and abuse of the planet (Floaties: A Rude Awakening), Yet, so many questions remain.

Author: Mike Haszto

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665518574

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 118

The Earth has taken back itself from humanity following centuries of societal failure and abuse of the planet (Floaties: A Rude Awakening), Yet, so many questions remain. What will the Entity of the Earth (Roger) do now? Are there any human survivors? And where does the Interplanetary Council fit in to all of this? Has the Earth survived and regenerated? It's been over one hundred years and the Earth's surface is still 100% water...or is it? Is this reality or just a nightmarish dream?
Categories: Fiction

Through the Undertow

Through the Undertow

When a sudden collapse lands Nick, a naval academy plebe, in the Walter Reed psych unit, he must face his grief and anger about his father's marital infidelity.

Author: Alice Rausch

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610660862

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The Undertow

The Undertow

"--Richard Wilbur Wit and sorrow run throughout the poems of Susan Snively's third collection. The undertow in these poems is the current of memory, sometimes dangerous, surprising, or passionate.

Author: Susan Snively

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813015685

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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"Clean-cut, fluent, witty, direct, full of personality and surprise. Susan Snively can also be deeply meditative, grave and affecting, uproarious. In all of her work, which varies expertly in form as well as mood, her words have a delectable texture."--Richard Wilbur Wit and sorrow run throughout the poems of Susan Snively's third collection. The undertow in these poems is the current of memory, sometimes dangerous, surprising, or passionate. "The Speed of the Drift," a 19-poem sequence, is populated by lost friends and lovers, casualties of history, figures from art and myth, stories of illness and death, all animated by speech. In poems about divorce, family, or travel, Snively is "a woman holding a balance" between "the little I ask for" and "the little I get," sorting "the indifference and the rage from the secret joy." Humor, sometimes directed at herself, is a source of joy in "Too Late," where Snively sorts through childhood ambitions--ballet dancer, famous actress, nuclear physicist, singer--to arrive at what she is, "a decent cook,/ a glutton jeweled with the glaze of manners,/ eager to please while pleasuring her mouth." Language and speech become the greatest source of wisdom, affection, and pleasure: To love a word, "wine," for example, is to love the thing itself, as well as the occasion-- voluptuous evening hour, sybarite friends-- that stirs it into shimmer, so that reflection tastes the same as a life without regret. In the final sequence, "The Undertow," Snively writes of the deaths of her parents, retrieving her connection with her southern upbringing in "the ancient hillbilly lament, whauunh, part curse, / part yodel, that comes out of me / past years of booklarnin'." Susan Snively, director of the Writing Center at Amherst College, is the author of two previous collections of poems, From This Distance and Voices in the House, and of a crime novel, The Power to Kill.
Categories: Poetry

Leaving the Undertow

Leaving the Undertow

Leaving the Undertow is part three in the "This Side of the Bridge" series.The story is five years after the events in "Waiting For Joy", and four years before "Walking Through Waves".Earl Rossdale has been living in Key West, Flordia as a ...

Author: Cheyne Willison

Publisher:

ISBN: 1931335850

Category:

Page: 185

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Leaving the Undertow is part three in the "This Side of the Bridge" series.The story is five years after the events in "Waiting For Joy", and four years before "Walking Through Waves".Earl Rossdale has been living in Key West, Flordia as a bartender and lives with his girlfriend Gwen Rogers whom he shares a drug addiction with. Tired of the situation, he kicks the habit and decides to leave, without Gwen. The book follows Earl as he travels home back to Maryland in hope of spending the Christmas holiday with his family and friends. Haunted by his dreams and one unfortunate event after another, Earl struggles to maintain his sanity and devotion to making sure that he sets his life straight, once and for all.
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Caught in the Undertow

Caught in the Undertow

Against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960's, Jeff Goldstein was forced to embark on an emotional journey searching for sanctuary from a cycle of physical, verbal and mental abuse.

Author: Jeffrey Goldstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 1936672758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 807

Against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960's, Jeff Goldstein was forced to embark on an emotional journey searching for sanctuary from a cycle of physical, verbal and mental abuse. This engrossing memoir captures the exuberance of a young boy playing on the streets of Brooklyn, running through the ocean breezes of Long Island, and then being inexorably drawn into the dark shadows of abuse after the unexpected death of his beloved sister. Jeff, even while trapped in a personal hell that was hidden from his teachers and friends, was able to display the tenacity and persistence to rise above his circumstances. Guided by unforgettable characters who became role models, and becoming open to new, enlightening ideas, he formed a positive personal vision that enabled him to navigate past the adversity. Jeff shares the innermost thoughts of an adolescent boy as he triumphantly escapes the undertow.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beware of the Undertow

Beware of the Undertow

David¡¦s experienced along with preaching the gospel since September 15, 1988 will inform, inspire, and encourage all who read this book with the details of the struggles and also time tested answers as to how to overcome the struggles ...

Author: David Woods

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 144150642X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

View: 509

As founder and Pastor of the Yes Lord Deliverance Church of God in Christ, Inc. since 1996 and the Pastor of Port St. Joe Church of God in Christ, Inc. since 2004, the Holy Spirit has brought many great revelations to David¡¦s heart about avoiding some of the pitfalls in starting a new ministry and maintaining an existing ministry. These pitfalls are described as the undertow. Being raised in the Church and growing up in Panama City, Florida predominately by a single mother. David¡¦s experienced along with preaching the gospel since September 15, 1988 will inform, inspire, and encourage all who read this book with the details of the struggles and also time tested answers as to how to overcome the struggles with Biblical references. æ Do you struggle with the failures of the past? æ Has family crisis destroyed your self-worth and self-esteem? æ Do you now who you are in Christ and what is His will for your life? æ Did you grow up in the Church but the Church did not grow up in you? æ Can you find your place in ministry? æ Is disunity destroying your vision? Learn how to turn your past into your praise. Learn how to look at God¡¦s purpose for allowing certain issues as the mechanism that changed and impacted your life most. Learn how to overcome the love of pleasure, the love of money, and the love of self. Learn how to follow a vision so you can be trusted with a vision. Learn how to subdue the earth according to God¡¦s original plan for man.
Categories: Self-Help

The Undertow

The Undertow

In the tradition of Clive Cussler and Jack Higgins, A suspenseful maritime thriller from a new Irish writer. Get caught up in the swirling and dangerous waters of Undertow.

Author: John Kinsella

Publisher: Arc Publications Todmorden

ISBN: 1900072076

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

View: 982

In the tradition of Clive Cussler and Jack Higgins, A suspenseful maritime thriller from a new Irish writer. Get caught up in the swirling and dangerous waters of Undertow.
Categories: Poetry

Set up to Fail Syndrome

Set up to Fail Syndrome

In The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome, Jean-Francois Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsoux show how this insidious cycle hurts everyone: employees stop volunteering ideas, preventing your organization from getting the most from them; you lose energy to ...

Author: Jean-Francois Manzoni

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781633690387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 549

Do you have an employee whose performance keeps deteriorating—despite your close monitoring? Brace yourself: You may be at fault—by unknowingly triggering the set-up-to-fail syndrome. Perhaps things started off swimmingly. But then something--a missed deadline, a lost client—made you question the person's performance. You began micromanaging him. Suspecting your reduced confidence, he started doubting himself—and stopped giving his best. You viewed his new behavior as additional proof of mediocrity, and tightened the screws further. In The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome, Jean-Francois Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsoux show how this insidious cycle hurts everyone: employees stop volunteering ideas, preventing your organization from getting the most from them; you lose energy to attend to other activities; and your reputation suffers as other employees deem you unfair. Team spirit wilts as targeted performers are alienated. But the set-up-to-fail syndrome doesn't have to happen. The authors provide preventive measures, such as loosening the reins as new employees master their jobs. If the syndrome has already erupted, Manzoni and Barsoux explain how to discuss the dynamic with your employee and reverse the cycle.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Wake in the Undertow

A Wake in the Undertow

This compelling work is written by Rich Th?roux, the author of Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists, and Jess Szabo, whose words radiate love, happiness, and generosity.

Author: Rich Theroux

Publisher: Every River Poems

ISBN: 0995232245

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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A Wake in the Undertow contains poems from the imaginations of Rich Theroux and Jess Szabo, the creative spirits behind Calgary's Rumble House Gallery. Illustrated with drawings that emerge from "a brilliant truth like a well-lit hurricane" and that "despite all odds we carry on like the river," the collection unveils two people in love as they disclose things survived, dig deep for sacred weapons, and endure cantankerously running on fumes. A Wake in the Undertow is a compelling work by Rich Theroux, the author of "Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists," and Jess Szabo, a woman who radiates love, happiness, and generosity.
Categories: Poetry

Clancy of the Undertow

Clancy of the Undertow

Clancy of the Undertow is brilliant in many ways, but the way Christopher Currie has captured genuine family dynamics as well as the voice of a teen who’s struggling to find her place in a small, judgmental Australian town is what makes ...

Author: Christopher Currie

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922253194

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only has to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F. As the summer begins, Clancy's dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly—at last—become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest. In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is. Christopher Currie is a writer and bookseller from Brisbane, whose fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals internationally. His first book, a novel for adults called The Ottoman Motel, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Queensland Literary Awards in 2012. Clancy of the Undertow is his first novel for young adults. ‘Clancy of the Undertow is a beautiful story...It’s about the importance of fitting in or, failing that, finding someone to not fit in with.’ Books & Publishing ‘[A] starkly realist depiction of life for teenagers who feel at odds with the small towns in which they live. Clancy’s biting sense of humour will have readers laughing despite some heavy themes.’ Readings ‘Currie’s storytelling reminded me of Robert Drewe and Raymond Carver...Currie may not have consciously set out to write a YA novel—but I’m glad he found 15-year-old Clancy, and I hope he comes back to this readership who will welcome any new words from him with open arms.’ Alpha Reader ‘A beautiful cover is matched by terrific story-telling in this coming-of-age story of the smart and funny, Clancy. Funny and heartfelt and perfect for the over 15s.’ Book Birdy ‘Clancy of the Undertow demanded a slow, savoured read.’ Alpha Reader, Favourite Books of 2015 ‘A compelling coming-of-age story set in a dead-end Queensland town that’s imbued with warmth, empathy and real wit...Currie has a talent for keeping his writing real. From the dialogue to narration, Clancy of the Undertow blends the excruciation, confusion and hope of being a teenager into a novel that will pull in readers of any age.’ Guardian ‘So real it hurts...All the Aussie references are just ace.’ Dolly ‘In short, if I could, I would throw free copies of this book from the rooftops just to get them into the hands of every young adult reader in the world.’ Hazel and Wren ‘A shining example of the power of Young Adult literature...No matter what age you are, read it, it’s wonderful and engaging and I could hardly bear to put it down to go to work.’ Incredible Rambling Emily ‘A terrific YA book with lots of appeal. Clancy is a completely believable character, a smart, confused, tomboyish teenager who’s struggling to find her identity.’ Herald Sun ‘This brand spanking new Australian novel has been mentioned in hushed tones alongside adolescent stalwart To Kill a Mockingbird. A better, almost equally impressive, comparison would be Jasper Jones.’ Weekly Review ‘Christopher Currie has captured the spirit of an Australian teen struggling to find her feet within judgmental, small town prejudice.’ Diva Booknerds ‘It’s great to see a LGBT book that is also authentic in portraying small town Australian life.’ Magpies ‘Christopher Currie’s writing has already been compared to John Green...An honest portrayal rather than the glossed-over version of teenage life, friendship, family, and love.’ Bustle ‘This book is wonderfully written with beautiful characterisation and I fell in love with it.’ Reading Lark ‘This Australian import has already made waves overseas and is now coming to captivate the States—Christopher Currie's writing has already been compared to John Green, if that's any indication. It feels realistic, opting for an honest portrayal rather than the glossed-over version of teenage life, friendship, family, and love.’ Bustle
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Caius Julius Caesar s British Expeditions from Boulogne to the Bay of Apuldore and the Subsequent Formation Geologically of Romney Marsh

Caius Julius Caesar s British Expeditions from Boulogne to the Bay of Apuldore  and the Subsequent Formation Geologically of Romney Marsh

Sometimes the water from the breaker , as it curls over , falls into the undertow
from the preceding wave . It then loses its force before it reaches the bottom , and
there is little or no detritus to be carried by the water as it runs up the slope .

Author: Francis Hobson Appach

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600074691

Category: Archaeological geology

Page: 143

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Categories: Archaeological geology

The Railway Conductor

The Railway Conductor

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You bado't ought to blame a man for things he flowers . " Can we see them ? Yes
; see them in hasn't done , the happy faces around us . In the loving deeds Fer ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924062357110

Category: Railroad conductors

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Categories: Railroad conductors