Not So Pure and Simple

Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since ...

Not So Pure and Simple

Author: Lamar Giles

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006234921X

Page: 400

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An Indie Next List Pick! In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers’ questions…about sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can’t think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it’ll all sort itself out. Right?

Hearings

Second , the fact that politics pure and simple — sometimes not so pure and not
so simple — seems to be a controlling consideration in making appointments to
these boards . We have no career service worthy of the name , and it is a rare ...

Hearings

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Distinguished Civilian Awards and Cultural Interchange and Development

... ARE BUSY The importance of all this cannot be overestimated in terms of good
will generated in favor of this country . ... 2 years sending its own artists abroad "
as propaganda pure and simple ” and then he added , " not so pure perhaps .

Distinguished Civilian Awards and Cultural Interchange and Development

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

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Hearings

RUSSIANS ARE BUSY The importance of all this cannot be overestimated in
terms of good will generated in favor of this ... 2 years sending its own artists
abroad “ as propaganda pure and simple " and then he added , “ not so pure
perhaps .

Hearings

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The Spectator

if there was to be no Government credit ? Lord Robert Cecil We cannot help
wondering what that may mean . When are said that he feared that our relations
with France were not so Irish murders not murders pure and simple ? Where is
the ...

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Gatherings in Beulah

The despotism is not quite so pure and simple . We shall not trace the analogies
of this expressive vision down from the Babylonian head , and the Medo -
Persian breast , to the brass of the Grecian and the iron of the Roman empires ;
nor still ...

Gatherings in Beulah

Author: Josiah Copley

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Page: 478

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Session Cases

The pursuers , while protesting against the validity of this limitation of the inquiry ,
nominated their arbiter ; and , so far as appears , the ... We are now asked to
affirm the alternative of nineteen years pure and simple , and I cannot do so .

Session Cases

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Dialogue

No ! No ! Our sacrament service is effective and free from what someone might
think is appropriate music . " “ Long before the First ... Actually , not so pure and
simple but with a rock - beat , saccharine pop harmonies , and " message " lyrics .

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All But the People

... added , “ but perhaps not so pure and not so simple as appears on the surface
, " a bit of heavy - handed wit which Roosevelt did not think was very funny . “ Try
to find out who is paying for this . F . D . R ” read the memorandum attached to ...

All But the People

Author: George Wolfskill

Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan

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Page: 386

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Story

... Kafka scholar in America considers his works as literature pure and simple ,
though not so pure and not so simple . It sees the paradoxical parable as the
basic form of all Kafka ' s works and examines them according to this conception .

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Beyond Midnight

"Not so awesome, dear," Helen said calmly, even though she was thinking it was
pretty damn awesome indeed "We talked about ... was a business meeting. Pure
and simple." Not so pure. Not so simple. All the way home,the Chapter 11 ...

Beyond Midnight

Author: Antoinette Stockenberg

Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg

ISBN: 0983416796

Page: 410

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Salem. Will history repeat itself? In 1692, Salem, Massachusetts was the setting for the infamous persecution of innocents accused of witchcraft. Three centuries later, little has changed. Helen Evett, widowed mother of two and owner of a prestigious preschool in town, finds her family, her fortunes, and her life's work threatened -- all because she feels driven to protect the sweet three-year-old daughter of a man who knows everything about finance but not so much about fathering. Helen's feelings toward little Katie's handsome father are decidedly mixed, and it will take more than knocks in the night, perfumed air, and bone-chilling cold to convince her otherwise. Nathaniel Byrne is willing to consider Helen's advice and help. But he does it grudgingly, because the woman is by far the most determined, pushy force he's ever encountered. Recently widowed, tormented by the circumstances, and at sea about being a single parent, Nat is not inclined to hand over his daughter to just any preschool -- not when he has an accomplished, London-trained nanny who's more than willing to make those decisions for him. And the nanny herself? Peaches Bartholemew is as clever as she is beautiful, as efficient as she is soothing. Peaches can do anything. The trick, for Nat's dead wife, will be to keep her from doing it. Reviews "BEYOND MIDNIGHT has a terrific plot, a wicked villain, and a sexy hero. But the novel ventures beyond sheer entertainment, and it is easy to see why Stockenberg's work has won such acclaim. The theme and setting create a terrifying scenario, even without the supernatural elements: a chilling correspondence between the events of Salem's witch-hunting hysteria and contemporary allegations of ritualistic abuse in preschools. A good read that makes you think. Comes awfully close to—dare I say it?—literature." —Katherine Hennessey Wikoff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Entertaining and fun. BEYOND MIDNIGHT'S shining strengths are its insights into parenting and relationship issues, its brazen humor, its writing style, its to-die-for hero, its cunning villain, and its intriguing supernatural overtones." —Kristi Lyn Glass, editor, Gothic Journal “When it comes to unique, eerie and engrossing tales of supernatural suspense, author Antoinette Stockenberg is in a league of her own. BEYOND MIDNIGHT is a gripping and chilling page-turner outlining two families’ courageous battle against an insidious evil with a charming face. Outstanding reading!” —Romantic Times "Antoinette Stockenberg creates another winner with this fast-paced and lively contemporary romance with a touch of the supernatural thrown in to make an interesting storyline even more exciting. Contemporary romance at its best. Five stars." —Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Coeur "Ms. Stockenberg is a marvelous story teller who writes with humor, wit, and real experiences that we can relate to. Totally absorbing ... a superior tale with just the right combination of greed, hysteria, obsession and romantic passion. Spectacular! A terrific story that had me anxiously turning the well-written pages." —Literary Times "BEYOND MIDNIGHT is typical of Stockenberg's excellent paranormal romances, with extremely strong characters, and an intriguing and original plot." —Melinda Hughes, Gothic Journal "Helen Evett, owner of a thriving pre-school in Salem, becomes the object of a modern witch hunt that endangers her family, her business, and her enchanting newfound love. This is the sort of paranormal romance that draws you in—a believable, emotionally involving ghost story, with an appealing story of love." —B. Dalton's Heart to Heart "Meticulously researched and detailed, BEYOND MIDNIGHT brings Salem and its history to striking life. Antoinette Stockenberg, a premiere voice in paranormal, gives us yet another keeper." —Linda Opdyke, New Reality Reviews

The Validation Breakthrough

He ' s a dirty old man , pure and simple . ” “ He ' s not so pure , and it ' s not that
simple , ” Linda , her friend , giggled in answer , cupping her hand over her mouth
to hide her laughter from the Director of Nursing ( DON ) . Linda ran toward her ...

The Validation Breakthrough

Author: Naomi Feil

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"The validation breakthough: simple techniques for communicating with people with Alzheimer's--type dementia.

Sucker Punch

Very absorbent. Saltines.” “Yeah,” I say, “that should keep you going.” “Old
bastard's got a good set-up, don't you think? Comfortable retirement. Expensive
beer. Depresses the hell out of me.” “Envy?” “Pure and simple. No, not so pure
and not ...

Sucker Punch

Author: Marc Strange

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554886197

Page: 288

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Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel Joe Grundy is an ex-heavyweight boxer whose main claim to fame was that he got knocked out by champ Evander Holyfield. Now he’s chief of security for a posh old hotel, the Lord Douglas, in downtown Vancouver, and life is pretty good. But then a young neo-hippie inherits more than half a billion dollars and decides to give it all away. As soon as the kid checks into the Lord Douglas with the intention of holding a press conference to announce the scheme, Joe knows big trouble is headed his way, especially when the kid winds up dead. Grundy sets out to discover who murdered the would-be philanthropist only to collide with suspects and sucker punches around every corner. Joe had some pretty tough battles during his days in the ring, but this time the stakes are higher, the opponents are lethal, and the final count could be fatal.

That All May be Edified

There is no rigid form of wording for your ordination . It includes the conferring of
... He then described the character of the man and concluded , “ And so you see ,
that man is a liar pure and simple - well , maybe not so pure . ” That All May Be ...

That All May be Edified

Author: Boyd K. Packer

Publisher: Bookcraft Pubs

ISBN: 9780884944737

Page: 358

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Thirty-five addresses given to conferences and other groups.

Sleight of Heart

Garrett had forgiven her to the extent of hiring her , but not the extent of wanting
her . The night on the porch swing had been lust , pure and simple . Well , not so
pure . Rounding the door , she went to Mac ' s desk without looking toward
Garrett ...

Sleight of Heart

Author: Kara Galloway

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780373254224

Page: 220

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Sleight Of Heart by Kara Galloway released on Sep 24, 1990 is available now for purchase.

Warrior

I'd gotten out of my locked room, only to end up in a cell where my so-called
goddess powers didn't seem to work. I dragged ... I was in no place I had ever
seen, or even imagined. ... It had been sex, pure and simple—well, maybe not so
pure.

Warrior

Author: Kristina Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655940

Page: 400

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A born warrior, archangel Michael is dedicated to the Fallen’s survival. But only one woman understands the seductive hunger that he cannot forsake. There comes a time in every angel’s life . . . Every little girl imagines, now and then, that she’s a princess held captive in a tower. But Victoria Bellona is almost twenty-five. And that whole fairy-tale scenario? That’s her real life. The drop-dead gorgeous man who rescues her is no Prince Charming. He’s the gruff archangel Michael, and he insists that Tory is the Fallen’s only hope for ending Uriel’s vicious rule. She insists he’s crazy. . . . to show his brethren what he’s made of. According to the prophecy, Michael must marry this frustrating, fascinating creature, bed her, and drink her blood. But their fate is a double-edged sword. If they give in to their urgently growing desires, Tory will die in battle. If they refuse, she will die anyway, and with her, all of mankind. Michael is determined to find another solution when a traitorous kidnapper forces him into a deadly confrontation. Even if he can save Tory from Uriel’s ruthless clutches, will they ever really be together? Or is her fatal destiny—and the world’s—written in stone?