The Sound Of Gravel
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📒The Sound Of Gravel ✍ Ruth Wariner
✏The Sound of Gravel Book Summary : An instant New York Times bestseller “A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine “An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine “Unforgettable” — Entertainment Weekly The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story.
📒Breaking The Sound Barrier ✍ Amy Goodman
✏Breaking the Sound Barrier Book Summary : "Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis."—Noam Chomsky "You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power."—From the Preface by Bill Moyers Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out. Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman's reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities. Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.". Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.
📒Bittersweet ✍ Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
✏Bittersweet Book Summary : Suspenseful and cinematic, New York Times bestseller Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider’s hunger to belong. On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs. But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact--and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and make Ev's world her own.
📒Rogue Element ✍ Maurice Allen
✏Rogue Element Book Summary : At around 12:40am on the 13th of February 1978, an explosive device was detonated in the back of a garbage truck outside the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney Australia. Two garbage collectors died at the scene and a policeman died later from injuries received. This much is fact. What is also fact is, that who was responsible and why was never fully investigated, and that the most important forensic evidence, the bomb fragments and the garbage truck, were taken to a secret location and buried. Given that this was one of the first acts of political terrorism seen in Australia, this was surprising. As a result, many conspiracy theories emerged. In this hard hitting novel, Maurice Allen draws on these facts, personal experience, and often tenuous evidentiary threads, and ties them together to create a conspiracy theory so incredible that it just might be true. This work, apart from what is identified as fact, is a fiction, and any similarity between any person either living or dead, and any organisation, is coincidental.
📒Dark Vengeance The Black Creek Series Book 3 ✍ R.T. Wolfe
✏Dark Vengeance The Black Creek Series Book 3 Book Summary : Detective Nickie Savage is pursuing a paroled arsonist who's at it again. Worse, she's plagued by the most recent victim's nephew, Duncan Reed, the person she distrusts the most. Duncan won't stop until the deadly arsonist targeting his Aunt is back behind bars. But the smart and sassy Nickie Savage is in his way and getting far too close to a 30-year-old secret he's fought to protect. When the arsonist strikes again with perfectly timed twin explosions, Duncan and Nickie must re-think everything they once believed about the arsonist and each other. THE BLACK CREEK SERIES, in order Black Creek Burning Flying in Shadows Dark Vengeance
📒Chasing Abby ✍ Cassia Leo
✏Chasing Abby Book Summary : The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today best selling Shattered Hearts series. Five years, six months, eight days…. It’s been eighteen years since Abigail was born with a hole in her heart. Five years since she collapsed on the soccer field. Five years, six months, eight days since she found out she was adopted. Abby has spent five years wondering about the family she never knew and waiting for her eighteenth birthday. When Abby shows up on the doorstep of Chris and Claire Knight, her birth parents are overjoyed to see the little girl they lost eighteen years ago. One summer is all they have to make up for the years they lost. But when opposing ideals collide, a summer of love soon turns into a summer of heartache.
📒Walking Home ✍ Lynn Schooler
✏Walking Home Book Summary : In the spring of 2007, hard on the heels of the worst winter in the history of Juneau, Alaska, Lynn Schooler finds himself facing the far side of middle age and exhausted by laboring to handcraft a home as his marriage slips away. Seeking solace and escape in nature, he sets out on a solo journey into the Alaskan wilderness, traveling first by small boat across the formidable Gulf of Alaska, then on foot along one of the wildest coastlines in North America. Walking Home is filled with stunning observations of the natural world, and rife with nail-biting adventure as Schooler fords swollen rivers and eludes aggressive grizzlies. But more important, it is a story about finding wholeness-and a sense of humanity-in the wild. His is a solitary journey, but Schooler is never alone; human stories people the landscape-tales of trappers, explorers, marooned sailors, and hermits, as well as the mythology of the region's Tlingit Indians. Alone in the middle of several thousand square miles of wilderness, Schooler conjures the souls of travelers past to learn how the trials of life may be better borne with the help and community of others. Walking Home recalls Jonathan Raban's Passage to Juneau or Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, but with a more successful outcome. With elegance and soul, Schooler creates a conversation between the human and the natural, the past and present, to investigate what it means to be a part of the flow of human history.
📒The Loss Of A Life Partner ✍ Carolyn Ambler Walter
✏The Loss of a Life Partner Book Summary : Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.
📒Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter ✍ Jessica Sims
✏Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter Book Summary : SUPERNATURAL SINGLE SEEKS SEXY SHE-WOLF TO HELP HIM BEAR ALL Is your new pack driving you a little crazy? Tired of all those wolves in sheep’s clothing? Let me be your fierce protector. Me: A strong, silent type who doesn’t care much about the creature comforts. You: Sweet as honey. No such thing as too big or too small— you’re just right. Let’s take things slow. I’ll start as your bodyguard, but hopefully soon I’ll shift into your mate. You need a man who’s born to be wild, and I’m ready to protect you from all the wolf pack can throw in your direction. Don’t be afraid of your animal side. Show me yours, and I’ll show you mine. Are you curious what else Midnight Liaisons dating service has to offer? Read what our satisfied customers are saying about past romantic escapades!
📒Field Of Flowers ✍ D.S. Peterson
✏Field of Flowers Book Summary : Anselmo is a proud man who has been bred for violence in the Colombian drug world of the 1950s. He knows that everything comes at a price-and the same culture that gave him everything has just stolen his father's life. Anselmo suspects that Carlos, his powerful uncle, is responsible and struggles to convince Fernando, his childhood friend, to join him in the quest for the truth-and revenge. But Carlos, an elderly war hero, is now a conflicted man, torn between blood-soaked loyalty and an old man's desire to do the right thing. He's ready to retire and give back to the country he loves, but it may be too late. Field of Flowers is a historically accurate tale of two men in search of truth in the corrupt, violent, drug-riddled world of Colombia in the 1950s. Anselmo and Fernando race desperately into-and away from-a life of intrigue, dangerous women, and powerful enemies. In a story of brutal truth, tender bravery, and love, two men pursue revenge, honour, and destiny.