Author: Ania Ahlborn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A terrifying e-novella from the bestselling author of Within These Walls, Brother, and The Bird Eater! New York, 1977. The sweltering height of the Summer of Sam. The entire city is gripped with fear, but all Nell Sullivan worries about is whether or not she’ll ever make a friend. The self-proclaimed “Plain Jane” does her best to fit in with the girls at work, but Nell’s brother, Barrett, assures her that she’ll never be like them. When Nell manages to finally garner some much-yearned-for attention, the unthinkable happens to her newfound friend. The office pool blames Son of Sam, but Nell knows the awful truth…because doing the devil’s work is easy when there’s already a serial killer on the loose.
Author: Nick Wedlake
This is the true story of what happens to a pretty little boy, and his brothers in the shadows. It is the suppresed story of the sexual exploitation of boys and young men. The number of boys being exploited, molested, abused, and beaten is actually astounding. This is the story of the separation of the soul from the flesh. How boys are taught to be strong, like the men who hurt them, even as most girls are taught to be weary of men; how the broken vessel of a man finds the boy...the boy he once was...with all the make-believe...with all the hope...
Author: J. Cherbonneau
Deep dark secrets have been hidden and the mysteries of missing young girls has devastated one small New Hampshire town, for decades. Tragically, nestled among the beauty of the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee, is the tiny hamlet of Longberry, where no one is above suspicion in these disappearances and that includes ZenJa Beckwith, a sister of one of the missing victims. Members of the Law Enforcement community and ATF agents, from the area, are no less suspect than anyone else, nor are strangers simply passing through town. It will take outsiders, from the country of Israel to help end the mystery that has plagued this village and bring closure to the families and people who reside there. These missing children may have been found sooner, if they were 'Only The Pretty Ones'.
Author: Karen M. Bryson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
She was the pretty one. She was the one who was taken. Maxie Ford's sister, Ella, has vanished. When the police refuse to investigate, Maxie decides to take the law into her own hands. With the help of a drug dealer, "Mickey Finn" Donovan, Maxie dives into the seedy underworld of the city in search of Ella. What she discovers is a trafficking ring that abducts college girls for wealthy and high-powered men, and a legal system that is so corrupt no one is willing to stop them. ANGRY GIRL CRIME STORIES is a series interconnecting dark romantic crime novels. Each story can be read as a standalone novel, or as part of the series.
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Neeve Kearny may be the only person in New York worried about the disappearance of Ethel Lambston. Ethel, a bestselling author famous for her juicy exposés, is one of the best customers at Neeve's exclusive Madison Avenue boutique. But Ethel's ex-husband, her parasitical nephew, and the fashion moguls skewered in her latest article all have reason to be glad she's no longer around. When Ethel Lambston is found with her throat cut, Neeve's memories of her mother's long-unsolved murder loom up once again. Now as an innocent witness in the Lambston investigation, Neeve is drawn into a new nightmare...a sinister labyrinth of greed and ambition that will lead her into mortal danger... A stunning tale of murder, glamour and romance, While My Pretty One Sleeps is the most exciting novel yet from Mary Higgins Clark, America's undisputed master of suspense.
Author: Cheryl Klam
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Having always dreamed of being like her popular, talented, and gorgeous sister Lucy, Megan gets her wish after an accident forces her to get plastic surgery on her face and she ends up being more beautiful than Lucy for the first time in her entire life. Simultaneous.
Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country.
Author: Robert Hetzron
The Semitic Languages presents a unique, comprehensive survey of individual languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms. The Semitic family occupies a position of great historical and linguistic significance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs spread throughout Asia and northern and central Africa; the Old Semitic civilizations in turn contributed significantly to European culture; and modern Hebrew, modern literary Arabic, Amharic, and Tigrinya have become their nations' official languages. The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field. * I. General Issues: providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. * II. Old Semitic Languages * III. Modern Semitic Languages Parts II and III contain structured chapters, which enable the reader to access and compare information easily. These individual descriptions of each language or cluster include phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects. Suggestions are made for the most useful sources of further reading and the work is comprehensively indexed.
Author: Linda Mizejewski
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either "pretty" or "funny." Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write and perform their own comedy have become stars, and, most often, they've been successful because they were willing to be funny-looking, from Fanny Brice and Phyllis Diller to Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. In this pretty-versus-funny history, women writer-comedians—no matter what they look like—have ended up on the other side of "pretty," enabling them to make it the topic and butt of the joke, the ideal that is exposed as funny. Pretty/Funny focuses on Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres, the groundbreaking women comics who flout the pretty-versus-funny dynamic by targeting glamour, postfeminist girliness, the Hollywood A-list, and feminine whiteness with their wit and biting satire. Linda Mizejewski demonstrates that while these comics don't all identify as feminists or take politically correct positions, their work on gender, sexuality, and race has a political impact. The first major study of women and humor in twenty years, Pretty/Funny makes a convincing case that women's comedy has become a prime site for feminism to speak, talk back, and be contested in the twenty-first century.
Author: Leon Segers Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Although the title of this book indicates "One parent's story, struggle" it's actually about the battle between all parents and teens; or simply adults and teens in general. I say battle, but it has actually risen to the potential for what I call generational warfare. Basically, teenagers have little respect for adults; especially parents. The protocol is simple; and yes most adults do recall progressing strategically in the same way during their own youth. Even before we're born; we make demands. Then after we've grown a few years; we make many more demands. By the age of ten to thirteen, we more than expect those demands to unquestionably be met. Finally by the last 3 to 5 years of youth while living at home with our parents; we've assessed who our biggest enemy is and how we would like to take down who we now see as both an enemy, and a "dictator". Simply put: after you've bitten the hand that feeds you for so long; that hand begins to appear useless. And once that represents uselessness; the person behind that outreaching hand, also serves no purpose to you. So the stage is set. Teenagers won't look back with any sense of appreciation; and parents, who also continued to grow; will look back and wonder: was it all worth it. Many are optimistic, while others are in denial. But most can only feel one thing "What was I thinking."
Author: James Preston Hardison
Publisher: Author House
Miracles On The Poke-A-No is a heart-warming, tear-dropping love story about a young teenage boy, Danny Johnson, and his admiration and affection for three girls. Danny wants to fulfill his dream of floating down a dangerous river near his hometown. At only fourteen years old, Danny is faced with life or death decisions. His only hope to save his friend's life is to navigate an aluminum boat many miles down the notorious river in almost total darkness. His life is further complicated when his father buys the Sadie Watkins farm which is shrouded with deep dark secrets. This novel will leave you spellbound from one chapter to the next as it introduces a host of interesting characters that will soften your heart and test your emotions. Miracles On The Poke-A-No takes place in rural America, 2009. This novel is packed with action, suspense, love, drama, and mystery. It is written in an audacious manner, yet intended for young and older readers alike.