Night at the Crossroads

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141976730
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Fiction

NOW A MAJOR ITV DRAMA A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. 'She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector . . . but first of all please sit down . . .' Her accent was more pronounced than Carl's. Her voice sang, dropping on the last syllable of the longer words.' Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for seventeen hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide? Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret at the Crossroads and The Crossroad Murders. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Courage at the Crossroads

Author: Lori Givan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452005171
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Fiction

It's been two years since a tornado struck the town of Reyport, Missouri, and God made his voice heard to several residents. Now that the town has rebuilt, people have moved on with their lives. Annie Stockton enjoys high school volleyball and has taken a new interest in boys. Carolyn and Eric's "golden" son Andrew is away at college on a baseball scholarship, but has found himself in a sticky situation. Katie and Bob's toddler daughter, Tiffany, is helping them find joy again after the loss of their first baby. Ralph Parks even works at the Second Chances Treatment Center that gave him a new start on life. Everyone is dealing with the stresses of daily life when some bigger challenges arise. A house fire, a drug arrest, and a parking lot accident cause their lives to become surprisingly intertwined. Personal crossroads are faced, but through it all, God is there, watching over them and guiding them. Will they have the courage to choose the path of truth and growth, or will they take the easy way out? This novel explores the choices made when facing the crossroads of life, but ultimately, it is a story about how people find and receive God, and how he sustains them through tough times.

Dancing at the Crossroads

Author: Helena Wulff
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845455908
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Performing Arts

Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves on mild summer evenings in the countryside in Ireland until this practice was banned by law, the Public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political life, "dancing at the crossroads" also crystallizes the argument of this book: Irish dance, from Riverdance (the commercial show) and competitive dancing to dance theatre, conveys that Ireland is to be found in a crossroads situation with a firm base in a distinctly Irish tradition which is also becoming a prominent part of European modernity.

Marriage at the Crossroads

Author: Aída Besançon Spencer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878543
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Religion

Have you ever wondered how egalitarian and complementarian marriages play out differently on a day-to-day level? In this unique book AÍda and William Spencer and Steve and Celestia Tracy, two couples from the differing perspectives of egalitarianism and soft complementarianism, share a constructive dialogue about marriage in practice. They cover a variety of topics like marriage discipleship, headship and submission, roles and decision-making, and intimacy in marriage. Also included are responses from three additional cultural frameworks: North American Hispanic, Korean American and African American. Whether you're still working out your views on marriage or have found an approach you're comfortable with, this book will help you better understand the two perspectives on the ground level. While the theological starting points are different, you may be surprised to see the degree of convergence on practical issues as the dialogue unfolds.

Angels at the Crossroads

Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450286350
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The chase was over. In April 1969, nineteen-year-old Jerry Shepherd stares in his rearview mirror at the two policemen approaching his car. He wants to run, make his escape, perhaps his final escape from life. Then he curls his fingers around the small Bible in his back pocket as the words Peace be still whisper through his head. He holds to those words as he steps from the car to handcuffed and arrested. Angels at the Crossroads is the compelling true story of Shepherd's amazing journey from wrongdoing to redemption. Convicted of a crime he can hardly believe he could have committed, Shepherd faces life in prison and fears not only that he won't survive behind bars, but also that he has stepped beyond the hope of prayer or forgiveness. His parents say no as they cover him with fervent prayers, but Shepherd must find his own way through the jungle of prison life to the people - earth angels - who can help him discover God's love knows no limit. On this pilgrimage to self-acceptance, Shepherd learns to forgive the past and completely and unconditionally love again. If you face a crossroads in your life, Shepherd's inspirational journey may help lead you down a new pathway to a life filled with compassion and love. Visit author Ann H. Gabhart online at

Your Soul at a Crossroads

Author: Valerie Harms
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475998528
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

YOUR SOUL AT A CROSSROADS When you are at a crossroads or crisis, you'll find your best path if you can connect with your inner resources. When feeling fear or dread, it's hard to think straight. But if you don't face your crisis, your life will stay stuck. Use the tools in this book to honor the integrity of your experiences, thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and dreams to find the paths just right for you. The writing exercises enable you to go from the dark night of the soul to the light of rebirth and renewal. Years of testimony from people in workshops verify how vital it is to tap into your personal sense of timing and explore the separate parts of your life through dialoguing. Then you find not only security and wisdom but also ideas for making your place in the world more meaningful. Also included are guides to symbols of renewal and the world's religions and myths. "I am simply swept away with admiration for your approach. What you offer is a new paradigm for how I think emotionally. Thank you for your deeply challenging work." a workshop participant "Valerie is an expert who has the capacity to share great truths." a reader

Human History at the Crossroads

Author: E. Hausen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0897894839
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Philosophy

Tracing the history of our gradual alienation from nature, from our community, and from our own and other species, this book explains a theory of how having relinquished control of our lives to others, we have created a general malaise which has led to ang

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads

Author: William R. Kelly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231539227
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Social Science

Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities. Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.

At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky

Author: Gary Urton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292790513
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Social Science

Above Misminay, the sky also is so divided by the alternation of the two axes of the Milky Way passing through the zenith. This mirror-image quadri-partition of terrestrial and celestial spheres is such that a point within one of the quarters of the earth is related to a point within the corresponding celestial quarter. The transition between the earth and the sky occurs at the horizon, where sacred mountains are related to topographic and celestial features. Based on fieldwork in Misminay, Peru, Gary Urton details a cosmology in which the Milky Way is central. This is the first study that provides a description and analysis of the astronomical and cosmological system in a contemporary community in the Americas. Separate chapters take up the sun, the moon, meteorological phenomena, the stars, and the planets. Star-to-star constellations, the "animal" dark-cloud constellations that cut through the Milky Way, and certain twilight- and midnight-zenith stars are analyzed in terms of their spatial and temporal integration within an indigenous cosmological framework. Urton breaks new ground by demonstrating the indigenous merging of such forms of "precise knowledge" as astronomy, meteorology, agriculture, and the correlation of astronomical and biological cycles within a single calendar system. More than sixty diagrams clarify this Quechua system of astronomy and relate it to more familiar principles of Western astronomy and cosmology.

Alphabet of the Night

Author: Jean-Eulphèle Milcé
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781908968968
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Fiction

Port-au-Prince: another dull morning tinged with violence and black magic. Jeremy Assaël, a Jewish shopkeeper, sees his friend and lover, Lucien, gunned down outside his shop by a vengeful policeman. In a Haiti that exists in a perpetual night of social unrest and oppression, Jeremy wonders whether he has any other option but to go into exile. He decides, however, to solve the mystery of the ominous disappearance of his best friend from school, Fresnel, and embarks on a quest to discover his fate. His search for answers leads him to a corrupt pastor, a shady revolutionary and a voodoo priest - and uncovers along the way truths not only about himself, but also about contemporary Haiti, a land where everything and nothing is possible. Alphabet of the Night (L'Alphabet des nuits), translated by Christopher Moncrieff, is the first novel by Milcé published by Pushkin Press. Jean-Euphèle Milcé lives in Port-au-Prince and has, it seems, survived the catastrophe. His novel Alphabet of the Night (Pushkin Press) captures the blended sensuality and sorrow of that accursed city. --BOYD TONKIN The Independent Christopher Moncrieff's fine translation effectively conveys this book's heady, poetic style. Jean-Euphèle Milcé('s) powerful and affecting first novel paints a terrifying picture of a society spiralling inexorably downwards. --CHRIS SCHULER The Independent

Women at the Crossroads

Author: Michelle Lewis Renaud
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9056995316
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

HIV ravaged the African continent faster and earlier than any other in the world, spreading primarily through unprotected heterosexual sex. Kaolack, Senegal is a town where travellers and prostitutes converge, and HIV transmission rates have soared, especially among the prostitutes. Going beyond empirical analysis of risk/behaviour data, Women at the Crossroads tells the stories of these women in their own words. The women portrayed keep their profession a secret from their families and friends, but abide by Senegalese law which states that prostitution is legal for those who register with the police and undergo bi-monthly health examinations. By observing one clinic's successful AIDS education campaign, anthropologist Michelle Renaud demonstrates that information presented in a culturally appropriate manner can, in fact, achieve the difficult goal of behaviour change. Although these women claim to be trapped by the social and political forces that have led them to enter prostitution, Renaud argues that they have taken control of their destinies in an inspiring fashion.

Cowboy at the Crossroads That Cowboy s Kids

Author: Linda Warren
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373688289
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Genre: Fiction

Cowboy at the crossroads: Cordell Prescott is worried about his daughter, Nicki. The five year old isn't coping well with her mother's death. Cord asks pediatrician Dr. Becca Talbert to come to the Triple Creek Ranch, to see Nicki and try to help her.

Death Bogle at the Crossroads

Author: Elliot O'Donnell
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781619400832
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten cryptoclassics. Magical Creatures is a hairraising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic. Beware the death bogle! A sighting of this fearsome creature will likely lead to sudden illness and untimely death. Folklorist Elliot O'Donnell warns of this relative of The Bogieman and all that lurk at the crossroads in this Edwardianera collection about the notsofair fairies of old.