Ned's exhausted from his divorce, single parenting, and graduate school, so when his boss comes up with a plan to 'improve' work-life balance, Ned wants no part of it.
Author: Kit Oliver
Ned's exhausted from his divorce, single parenting, and graduate school, so when his boss comes up with a plan to 'improve' work-life balance, Ned wants no part of it. But Dr. Charles Henry Abbot, PhD has other ideas. Once Ned's least favorite professor and now his infuriating colleague, Ned needs Abbot's help editing his dissertation. With their newly limited work schedules, Abbot suggests the worst idea Ned's ever heard: pretend to date. Convince their co-workers-and their boss-that they're in a relationship and nailing this whole personal life thing . . . and each other. It's an awful idea, but, if it means a graduation cap, would faking a relationship be worth it, so Ned can finish his degree and move home to his daughter?
Sarah used to know who she was--a doctor, a wife, a mother--but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from the life she had planned.
Author: Suzanne Moore
Sarah used to know who she was--a doctor, a wife, a mother--but as she prepares for the birth of her second child, she feels set adrift from the life she had planned. When her mother, Beryl, announces she's coming to Sydney from Perth, Sarah has to contend with more than her own. insecurities. She hasn't told Beryl she's pregnant. She isn't sure why not. Sarah's secretive betrayal could be the final blow in her already fragile relationship with her mother. On her first day of maternity leave, a mishap at the supermarket leads Sarah to experience her mother's past firsthand. Her understanding shifts. Memory ceases to be reliable, and Beryl's experiences lead Sarah into a tangled web of lost realities and grief. There are some lies to be untangled. The reader is taken on a journey spanning three generations as Sarah travels along and across the tendrils of time to get to the truth. This absorbing read will have you on the edge of your seat, turning the page, looking for the clarity Sarah craves.
Waking late at night, Stella discovers her friend Daniel at her door, terrified, pleading to be let in.
Author: Hugh Scott
Waking late at night, Stella discovers her friend Daniel at her door, terrified, pleading to be let in. The fearful scratching sounds that follow give credence to his tale of haunted woods and creepy scrabbling twigs. Soon after, the two friends save a woman from her burning house, not realizing at first that the two occurrences are linked. But then a psychic investigator arrives and, as events quickly become even more sinister and dramatic, there seems to be only one conclusion: some weird, supernatural power is at work. A power that threatens to consume anyone in its path.
Wanting to prove to his brothers and sisters that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world.
Author: Angela McAllister
Wanting to prove to his brothers and sisters that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between.
This story follows the three women's decade-long friendship, a relationship that spans continents, and leads to a world they never could have imagined. ¿¿The Place Between Our Fears is at once a love song to Congo and a gripping account ...
Author: Mapendo Ndongotsi
When the author first moves to eastern Congo, she stumbles through a new language and culture, trying to construct a life for herself in a city built on the edge of disaster. In search of community, she becomes friends with Argentine and Mapendo, two young Congolese women who navigate their perilous lives on crutches with camaraderie, laughter, and faith. This story follows the three women's decade-long friendship, a relationship that spans continents, and leads to a world they never could have imagined. ¿¿The Place Between Our Fears is at once a love song to Congo and a gripping account of war, poverty, and displacement. Ultimately it is an unforgettable story of hope and friendship and a call to community in the face of every fear.
And can she even tell the difference? With unflinching bravery, An Na has created a mesmerizing story with twists and turns that reveal jaw-dropping insights into the mind of someone struggling with schizophrenia.
Author: An Na
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A searing, shattering, exquisite shard of a book.” —Ally Condie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy “A brilliant, necessary candle in the darkness.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling and award-winning coauthor of All American Boys and Tradition From master storyteller and Printz Award–winning author An Na comes a dark, intensely moving story of a girl desperately determined to find a cure for the illness that swept her mother away, and could possibly destroy her own life as well. Sixteen-year-old Grace is in a race against time—and in a race for her life—even if she doesn’t realize it yet… She is smart, responsible, and contending with more than what most teens ever should. Her mother struggled with schizophrenia for years until, one day, she simply disappeared—fleeing in fear that she was going to hurt those she cared about most. Ever since, Grace’s father has worked as a recruiter at one of the leading labs dedicated to studying the disease, trying to lure the world’s top scientists to the faculty to find a cure, hoping against hope it can happen in time to help his wife if she is ever found. But this makes him distant. Consumed. Grace, in turn, does her part, interning at the lab in the gene sequencing department, daring to believe that one day they might make a breakthrough…and one day they do. Grace stumbles upon a string of code that could be the key. But something inside of Grace has started to unravel. Could her discovery just be a cruel side effect of the disease that might be taking hold of her? And can she even tell the difference? With unflinching bravery, An Na has created a mesmerizing story with twists and turns that reveal jaw-dropping insights into the mind of someone struggling with schizophrenia.
“How, pray tell, can we do something that you are powerless to stop?” Heinz
asked. “My only abilities as the Creator intended are to control The Place
Between and relieve suffering of mortals. Furthermore, the Great Demon will
Due to a new life sustaining drug, discovered by Dr. Heinz Fredricks, the Death Magistrate believes that he is getting too old to do his appointed job. Therefore, he hires an executed young criminal as his assistant; then finds that his new employee has formed an alliance with the devil, causing chaos in the world. It is then the responsibility of Dr. Fredricks to save the world from total destruction.
Interweaving themes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Portier takes us to Tibet and the scene of a motorcycle accident.
Author: Bruno Portier
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
"This inspiring novel will quench anyone’s thirst for knowledge and spirituality.” Psychologies Magazine Hurtling over the edge of the precipice, Anne embraces the moment, relishing the cool air streaming through her hair, the setting sun’s shimmering light, the freedom of release from the earth before gravity comes back to claim her. She takes the time to enjoy it. It will be over soon. For all those who loved The Alchemist, Siddhartha, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, This Flawless Place Between is a mesmerising and uplifting story about death and dying. Interweaving the key themes of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, one of the world’s most influential and treasured spiritual texts, Portier gently explores our deepest questions about life, love, and death with a refreshing openness and delicacy. Anne and Evan are vacationing in the Tibetan mountains when on an isolated stretch of road they lose control of their motorbike. Bike and riders spin over the edge, plunging into a ravine. Evan’s leg is broken; Anne isn’t moving. A Tibetan peasant hurries to help them, but while Evan tries in vain to save Anne’s life, the stranger focuses on guiding her spirit along the new path it must take to the next one. So begins a cathartic voyage that carries Anne away from her broken body and back through the traumas and ecstasies of her life. Once again, she is a child mourning a dead pet, a young woman embracing her lover, the radiant hostess of an art exhibition, a distraught mother hearing that her young daughter has been critically injured. As she revisits her past, and the futures of those she will leave behind, Anne begins to accept not only her death but also her life - and that what happens next will be up to her. A gifted successor to the inspirational Paulo Coelho, BRUNO PORTIER is a writer, photographer, and documentary maker. He travelled around Asia for 12 years before undertaking a PhD in social anthropology and writing this, his first novel.
Seeking Explanations in People, Not in the Results of Their Behavior: Twenty-Plus Years of the Attraction-Selection-Attrition Model -- 3. The People Make the Place Complicated -- 4. When Do People Make the Place?
Author: D. Brent Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
This volume, in honor of Ben Schneider, highlights his work on the Attraction-Selection-Attrition (ASA) model of organizational behavior which has become one of the most important models in the history of Personnel Psychology. The central tenet of the ASA model is that people matter. Although organizational structure processes, and climate and culture are important, they are fundamentally a reflection of the unique collection of people who populate an organization. This edited volume of original scholarly contributions will add insight to the many implications of Schneider's thinking on the ASA model and organizational climate.
In this book, she questions the place of guns in our world, and explores the intricate, surprising ways our minds deal with traumatic shock.
Author: Gail Bell
My ear tracked the sound ... the slow roll of rubber on blue metal, the stealthy crunching undergrowth sound of something prowling. At the age of seventeen, Gail Bell was shot in the back. Coming home from evening class later than usual one night, she took a short cut through the dark streets of a new estate, unaware she was being watched. When a car began following her, she felt a jolt of fear. Then the car stopped and out of the eerie silence came a cracking sound as a bullet struck her from behind. The car sped away and the shooter was never found. Being shot is a life-altering experience that cries out for explanation, but for Gail there were bigger mysteries than the identity of the gunman. In this book, she questions the place of guns in our world, and explores the intricate, surprising ways our minds deal with traumatic shock.
Every Walker knows it is unwise to linger in the Place-Between-Worlds.
Author: C. B. Williams
Every Walker knows it is unwise to linger in the Place-Between-Worlds. But when Kate's sentient sword, TinneHolm, is summoned there by an Ancient One, Kate must follow. And she must go alone without Ash, who is urgently needed to help their Kinsmen flee to a new and safer home. Kate is led by the glowing TinneHolm into the swirling mists and barren plains of the Place-Between-Worlds-and into deadly dangers which threaten her, the toddler King Joey, and all else she holds dear.
A gruff policewoman finds him a place to stay, and what begins as a bummer of epic proportions quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime. The Locust Queen's Feast is Part 1 in the saga of the Place Between Worlds.
Author: Michael C. Glaviano
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
From the Abyss to the Realms of Chaos, all worlds touch the Place Between Worlds - the Great Hub. Our earth is but a single mote in an infinity of infinities. On some worlds, magic is nourished by the tears of the dreaming gods. On others, magic has failed. Eddie's not a bad guy, just young and aimless. He's a little bit cynical, a little jaded and, since high school, he's pretty much been coasting along. On his twenty-first birthday, he's mugged, robbed, and stranded in an anonymous Rust Belt town. A gruff policewoman finds him a place to stay, and what begins as a bummer of epic proportions quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime. The Locust Queen's Feast is Part 1 in the saga of the Place Between Worlds.
This collection presents papers from two conferences of the International Society of Phenomenology and Literature held in Cambridge, MA in 1993/4.
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Among the multiple, subliminal passions that inspire our life in innumerable ways, literature shows us one that seems to play a particularly penetrating role in human concerns. This passion, which Tymieniecka calls an `esoteric passion', finds its projection and crystallization in space: it is the esoteric passion for space. This subliminal passion, investigated through literature, allows the philosopher to reach beneath the fallacious separations of nature, humanness and the cultural world, restoring the wholeness of experience that has become lost in the artificial one-sidedness of contemporary approaches, confined to language as they are. The elemental passion for place is investigated here in the literary fruits of creative imagination. Unravelled from the very depths of the primogenital, onto-poietic unfolding of life, the passion for place is revealed as projecting into the flux of life: it is a `station' of life-significance. This collection presents papers from two conferences of the International Society of Phenomenology and Literature held in Cambridge, MA in 1993/4.
"Cape Town is a place between.
Author: Henry Trotter
Publisher: Intimate Geographies
Unflinching portrayal of an enigmatic metropolis drawing on Trotter's experiences with prostitutes, sailors, minstrels, professors, gangsters, politicians, and "poo-throwing" protestors.
What happens after death but before the final resurrection? This is the intermediate state. For most Muslims, it is called the barzakh, and it is a fantastical and frightening time in the grave.
Author: George Archer
What happens after death but before the final resurrection? This is the intermediate state. For most Muslims, it is called the barzakh, and it is a fantastical and frightening time in the grave. Throughout history and today this belief has been discussed and expressed in many forms: from Ṣūfī dreamscapes to theological tests of orthodoxy. But where does the barzakh come from first? In A Place Between Two Places: The Qurʾānic Barzakh, George Archer reconstructs the barzakh's early history. Analyzing sixteen of the Qurʾān's sūras in search of oral formulae, subtextual hints, and concentric parallelisms, the early barzakh is exposed as a response to the saint cults of late antiquity, and most especially, the cult of the divine Christ. From here, the Qurʾānic vision of the barzakh is traced forward through later prophetic biographies, Islamic architecture, and the ḥadīth literature in order to show how the barzakh developed into the distinctive eschatological claims of the Islamic Middle Ages.