Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-06-27
A gunman is terrorising young women. What links these seemingly random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun? Or do the police have two snipers on their hands? Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler is in charge of the case, but is struggling to cope with a tragedy at the heart of his family. The pressure is mounting...
Author: Veronica Black
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release Date: 2011-12-30
When Sister Joan of the Order of the Daughters of Compassion is transfered to the convent in Cornwall she goes wth instructions from the Mother Superior to solve the puzzle in the last letter of a dying nun. On the surface, all is sweetness and light in the convent on the moors, but it does not take Joan long to detect that there are som ugly shadows lurking beneath and some very suspicious circumstances to be explained. There is the novice who vanished, and the statue that doesn't fit, and the accident that might not have been an accident at all. And who is the young man hiding in the bracken? In an atmosphere of silence, prayer and increasing menace, Sister Joan, a natural rebel, tries to discover the truth and set it right without violating the vows she has taken. This mystery novel is the first in a series about a modern young woman who has chosen to live under medieval discipline, and finds that only too frequently her two worlds collide.
Re-read USA Today bestseller Debra Webb's thrilling fan-favorite Vows of Silence. Lacy, Cassidy, Kira and Melinda are friends bound by a deadly secret. One of them is a killer. At least that's what each one suspects. Ten years ago, Melinda's abusive husband, Charles Ashland, was murdered. The gun was Lacy's. But it didn't matter. Together, the women disposed of the body, which has never been found…until now. The powerful Ashland family, whose patriarch is poised for the vice presidency, wants justice. Cassidy, an attorney, insists the women have nothing to fear. Then she is killed. A midnight caller is stalking the remaining friends, taunting them that he knows the truth. And the truth is something police chief Rick Summers is quite interested in learning from Lacy, despite the wild chemistry that's causing havoc with his judgment. Another death delivers a chilling new warning, for the price they've paid for their vow of silence has been murder. Originally published in 2012.
Author: Jason Berry
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Child sexual abuse by clergy
The Roman Catholic Church is in the grip of a crisis, as evidence of the systematic sexual abuse of children here, and in the US and UK - and beyond - grows steadily. VOWS OF SILENCE is by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner, both highly respected American journalists (and both Catholic). They use the current rash of cases as a departure point for an examination of a culture of secrecy and the male-dominated power structure - from the Vatican down - that has fostered the problem in the first place, and then led to the basic inability of the Church to effectively deal with it. Australia features in the book - our litany of cases is as bad and extensive as anywhere, and we have the same issues of the liability of religious orders and dioceses having to fund more and more claims for compensation.
Author: Carol A. Guy
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Release Date: 2013-05-01
It is a steamy summer in Spirit Lake. After a year away, during which her father, Harold, died of a heart attack, Erica returns with her daughter, Joanna, and her mother, Diane, in tow. The reason for her return is twofold: Jake Lakota has planned a memorial service for his brother, Joe. Also, Erica plans to sell her half of the inn to her friend and partner, Paula, after which she will return to Florida with Diane and Joanna. Soon, however, it becomes apparent that this plan will not unfold as expected, since things are in turmoil at the inn. It seems that the casino will be built across the lake after all. Also, the ghost in the basement continues to terrorize any who venture near the wine cellar. Murder and deceit and deadly secrets are the order of the day as the town of Spirit Lake prepares for its annual July Fourth Foundersê Day celebration. In the midst of it all, Erica is blindsided by unexpected events that her turn world upside down.
Author: Louis A. Borgo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-07-30
It is basically about a soldier and the memories of his life and how he became a soldier, and the experiences told in this book comprise a memoir, and you will go through chapters based on the three parts of the brain. The brain is one of the most mysterious things, and what I learned through the book process is that the brain triggers sorting actions, motions, feelings, and responses to the body. This book has themes of love, regret, enlightenment, being a brother’s keeper, political views from a soldier’s point of view, and war. The way it came to be was I grew up with a lot of veterans, had friends that went to war, as well as classmates, had letters written to me, e-mails sent to me, and I was going to enlist before a doctor explained his experience in working in military. So a lot of the information or material is based on what I lived through and learned. And what I learned is that the average soldier is told never to talk about feelings or emotions, just to react once he starts to feel he is dying. But what I found out is that a lot of their stories about how they became a soldier are similar. My book just points out from every side of a soldier: Why did you become a solider? And is it a better solution to war? And we all are human. All the collected stories create the events and the character of a soldier and his path to a rite of passage.
Author: Robert Beer
Publisher: Connections Book Publishing
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This beautiful gift package contains a pair of traditional hand cymbals, or ting-sha, and an illustrated book explaining their cultural origins and their place in Tibetan ceremony, plus a wealth of practical suggestions for their use in personal spiritual development. Strike the hand cymbals together and a beautiful, clear, high note will rise from them to hang in the air and create an extraordinary stillness. The scintillating tone of the ting-sha instantly strikes a resonance within the human heart. Their purpose is to summon, and they call us to awareness, to remember who we are, and to recognize our priorities in this often turbulent and illusive world. The distinguishing feature of ting-sha is that they are cast from bell metal, an amalgam of five metals, which produce the enduring and harmonic resonance. When they are suspended horizontally and struck together, a delightful, oscillating wave of sound seems to pass between them as they reverberate at a high frequency, creating an impressive symphony of haunting sounds. Robert Beer, a British artist and scholar of Buddhist and Hindu symbolism, has studied and practiced Tibetan thangkha painting for the past 33 years. His paintings and drawings have appeared in at least 600 books on Buddhist themes.
Author: Laura A. Fisher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-12-16
“Life, Love and Letting Go”, is a collection of poems by Laura A. Fisher that were written between the years of 1996-2006. The poems speak about the many aspects of life. It speaks of family, love, lust, lost, slavery, pain, war and many other things. I began writing in elementary school where my 5th grade teacher Ms Quattlander told me I had a way with words. There are so many things that people neglect to notice, or are yet to understand; so through my poems I want to help them to see life in a different light. Notice things they’ve ignored and open up both their minds and hearts to things that they have long ago shut out and cast away. If you enjoyed this book, look out for my next book “Inside the heart of a glass knight”.
Author: Charles G. Dulleck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-04-14
Genre: Political Science
In your hands is a docu-drama compiled of both historical facts and fiction. It is written so the reading public can better understand the truths of some of our countrys historical events that changed the world as we knew it. This book will bring alive the reality of what has happened, and how, and why. You, the reader, will understand that we as a nation should not only be concerned about the existence of organized crime in our own United States but also throughout the entire world. Not only should we concern ourselves with the much publicized organized crime but also with its criminal counterpart artfully disguised as our government, and what the two factors are doing to our country.
Author: Joseph Dispenza
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Here is practical information on the practice of silence and realistic suggestions for making it a part of your life. The book is set out as a thirty-day program, designed to create a habit for practicing silence in your daily living. Most of the book is a journal of your time in silence-an opportunity for you to participate directly in the first-hand experience of this splendid practice. If you will take a first step into this mystical, magical world, you will discover the yet unexplored riches at the heart of your being-and see for yourself how those spiritual treasures will enhance, heal, expand, and enlarge all the many facets of your life.
The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.
Author: Steve May
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
Release Date: 2000-02-01
This book and CD-ROM set includes contemporary, seeker-sensitive illustrations drawn from current sources--magazines, newspapers, sports, movies, today's headlines and more. Over 125 different categories of topics are included--from "Ability and Adversity" to "Values and Worry." The CD-ROM contains over 1,001 illustrations that can be sorted by category, topic, or scripture verse. It also provides a handy way to copy and paste content into other documents such as sermons, or lesson plans. Another helpful feature is that the "Add your own illustrations" function and the rating system for illustrations allows for the creation and expansion of a personalized story database. CD-ROM requires Windows 98, 95, NT, or later, 16 MB RAM, minimum 7MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive.
A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other’s lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident, in Israel after World War II. A retired investment adviser, he lives alone (his first wife and baby daughter were killed by the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish second wife) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena, in her mid-thirties, is the unmarried daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been taking care of Ernst since his surgery two years earlier; she arrives every morning promptly at eight and usually leaves every afternoon at three. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst’s intellect. And as the months pass, Ernst comes to depend on the gentle young woman who runs his house, listens to him read from his work, and occasionally offers a spirited commentary on it. But Ernst’s writing gives him no satisfaction, and he is haunted by his godless, Communist past. His health, already poor, begins to deteriorate even further; he becomes mired in depression and seems to lose the will to live. But this is something Irena will not allow. As she becomes an increasingly important part of his life—moving into his home, encouraging him in his work, easing his pain—Ernst not only regains his sense of self and discovers the path through which his writing can flow but he also discovers, to his amazement, that Irena is in love with him. And, even more astonishing, he realizes that he is in love with her, too.
Author: Charles D. Taylor
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Larisa recognized the KGB officer — recognized him as a traitor she saw as a six-year-old child. Then he recognizes her, as well, and Larisa is on the run. CIA agent Morrison wants to find her to save her, to hold her one last time. But Morrison knows his only hope now might be for revenge.