Young Generation Awakening

By Edward A. Sayre,Tarik M. Yousef
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190224630
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 673
  • File Pdf: young-generation-awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

The street protests that erupted in Tunisia in December 2010 and spread quickly throughout the Middle East surprised not only the entrenched dictators of the region but also international observers who collectively had taken for granted the durability of Middle Eastern authoritarianism. Specifically, the Arab Spring uprisings debunked the prevailing notion that youth were disengaged from political life by their economic exclusion and tight regime control of their mobilization. Indeed, the one consistent feature across the uprisings, whether peaceful or violent, was the key role played by young people. What has remained unclear is why youth became the vanguards of the Arab Spring protests and why they have not played a more prominent role in the transitions that followed. To address these questions, the authors in this volume use updated data sets on demography, employment, education, inequality, social media and public sentiment to examine the underlying socioeconomic conditions of young people in the Middle East at the time of the uprisings and offer a mosaic of analytical explanations linking those conditions from 2009-2011 to the revolts of 2010-2012. The findings in the volume confirm the inadequacy of traditional narrow explanations rooted in demographic profiles, economic grievances or political exclusion in accounting for the complex socioeconomic dynamics facing youth and societies at large in the Middle East in the period leading up to the Arab Spring. The contributors emphasize the fundamental institutional rigidities in the region's policy space and evaluate potential approaches to policy reform that can promote youth inclusion and help transform the region's political economies in the post Arab Spring environment of persistent economic volatility, social unrest and political instability.

Deadly Match

By Eve Langlais
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Eve Langlais
  • Isbn : 1988328845
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 959
  • File Pdf: deadly-match.pdf

Book Summary:

A retired assassin can’t find love, until he meets his match. Almost dying puts some things in perspective for Reaper. For one, he is getting too old to be dodging bullets. And secondly, who will mourn him when he is gone? Maybe it’s time to think about settling down. Problem is, exactly where does a retired assassin meet the right kind of lady? Charming Reaper Montgomery—the first—turns to a dating service to solve his problem and finds himself intrigued by the owner, especially when his first date with her ends with bullets flying. Between her secret past and his killer resume, they’ll make a deadly match. Genre: romantic Suspense, older hero, older heroine, silver fox, assassin hero, romantic thriller, action and adventure, holiday romance, contemporary romance, bad boy romance, international spy romance

Saving Eve

By Dianna Hardy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bitten Fruit Books / Satin Smoke Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 576
  • File Pdf: saving-eve.pdf

Book Summary:

(Author's Note: Saving Eve is a companion novel to The Witching Pen series, and should be read after The Last Dragon.) Amid long, wild grass, a snake slithers, hidden. Hidden until a man opens his eyes... Awaking with amnesia in St Mary's Hospital, after a near-fatal freak accident, he is known only as Luc. With the help of Evie Gold, the kind, young woman who found him, he starts a new life - a second chance, a clean slate. A bond burgeons between them. But disturbing dreams of dark deeds become waking recountings. A blackness is uncoiling - seductive, familiar and dangerously provocative. An ancient craving stirs; an old addiction rises. Nothing is as it seems, and as reality crumbles, Luc finds himself asking, not just who he is, but... Who is Evie? From the author of the international bestselling Witching Pen series, Dianna Hardy takes a seed from The Last Dragon, and brings you an existential story of two beings in search of completion. Length: Short novel at just over 40,000 words. Written in British English. REVIEWS ★★★★★ "Dianna Hardy's fresh and unique craft appears effortless. Her words never fail to move the reader, engaging them fully and opening up a vivid world. Truly, her striking literary style is as beautiful as it is original." - Bex 'n' Books ★★★★★ "...perfect. There is no other word to use for what I felt for this book. I loved Lucifer, and I knew I would enjoy this book even though Dianna Hardy had stated that it changed from the way she had originally planned it, but after reading the book I, personally, couldn't have asked for a better story. It was meant to be this way. This was how the story was supposed to go, and it was perfect." - author, Elizabeth Morgan.

The Savior's Champion

By Jenna Moreci
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jenna Moreci
  • Isbn : 0999735233
  • Pages : 555
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 950
  • File Pdf: the-savior-s-champion.pdf

Book Summary:

Tobias Kaya doesn't care about The Savior. He doesn't care that She's the Ruler of the realm or that She purified the land, and he certainly doesn't care that She's of age to be married. But when competing for Her hand proves to be his last chance to save his family, he's forced to make The Savior his priority. Now Tobias is thrown into the Sovereign's Tournament with nineteen other men, and each of them is fighting — and killing — for the chance to rule at The Savior's side. Instantly his world is plagued with violence, treachery, and manipulation, revealing the hidden ugliness of his proud realm. And when his circumstances seem especially dire, he stumbles into an unexpected romance, one that opens him up to unimaginable dangers and darkness. Trigger warnings: this book contains graphic violence, foul language, and sexual situations.

Eve

By Elissa Elliott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 9780440338253
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 575
  • File Pdf: eve.pdf

Book Summary:

BONUS: This edition contains an Eve discussion guide. In this mesmerizing debut novel, Elissa Elliott blends biblical tradition with recorded history to put a powerful new twist on the story of creation’s first family. Here is Eve brought to life in a way religion and myth have never allowed–as a wife, a mother, and a woman. With stunning intimacy, Elliott boldly reimagines Eve’s journey before and after the banishment from Eden, her complex marriage to Adam, her troubled relationship with her daughters, and the tragedy that would overcome her sons, Cain and Abel. From a woman’s first awakening to a mother’s innermost hopes and fears, from moments of exquisite tenderness to a climax of shocking violence, Eve explores the very essence of love, womanhood, faith, and humanity.

EVE: The Empyrean Age

By Tony Gonzales
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1429925922
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: eve.pdf

Book Summary:

The first novel based on the wildly popular role playing game EVE Online, EVE: The Empyrean Age brings this compelling science fiction environment to life. A clone with no name or past awakens to a cruel existence, hunted mercilessly for crimes he may never know; yet he stands close to the pinnacle of power in New Eden. A disgraced ambassador is confronted by a mysterious woman who knows everything about him, and of the sinister plot against his government; his actions will one day unleash the vengeful wrath of an entire civilization. And among the downtrodden masses of a corporation-owned world, a man named Tibus Heth is about to launch a revolution that will change the course of history. The confluence of these dark events will lead humanity towards a tragic destiny. The transcendence of man to the dream of immortality has bred a quest for power like none before it; empires spanning across thousands of stars will clash in the depths of space and on the worlds within. Those who stand before the tides of war, willingly or not, must face the fundamental choices that have been with man for tens of thousands of years, unchanged since the memory of Earth was lost. This is EVE, The Empyrean Age. A test of our convictions and the will to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Book of Awakening

By Mark Nepo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Wheel
  • Isbn : 1633411672
  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 298
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

A new edition of the #1 NYT’s bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time” and “a consummate storyteller.” Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of Nepo’s journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. He speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.

The Awakening

By Nora Roberts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250272602
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 221
  • File Pdf: the-awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening. In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own... When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars. This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny...

Awakening

By Sharon Bolton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1409081680
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

A past master at playing with your mind, Richard & Judy million-copy bestselling author Sharon Bolton has penned a menacing and gripping thrill ride that will keep you gripped. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Cara Hunter and Karin Slaughter. 'Bolton is a gripping storyteller, with fine, haunted characters' - PETER JAMES 'This book writhes and glides and slithers its way into the readers psyche... [Bolton] knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story' -- Guardian 'An original and atmospheric chiller' -- Daily Mail 'A book you won't want to put down' -- ***** Reader reviews 'Cracking good read' -- ***** Reader reviews 'Brilliant! Well plotted, original and fast moving' -- ***** Reader reviews **************************************************************************** THE TRUTH DOESN'T HURT. IT KILLS. You know that feeling? The one that makes you want to glance over your shoulder? All Clara Benning wants is a peaceful life as a wildlife vet, and to hide her disfigurement from the world. But now she doesn't have a choice. Because a man has died from a suspicious snake bite, and Clara's concern leads her to the abandoned house at the end of the lane, and an unspeakable tragedy that occurred half a century ago. What is it exactly that lies in store...?

Awakening in the Dream

By David Wilcock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1524742031
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 161
  • File Pdf: awakening-in-the-dream.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author David Wilcock's latest captivating work of nonfiction, exploring new hidden truths about extraterrestrials, dreams, sacred science, channeling your Higher Self, and Ascension What happens when a UFO researcher suddenly comes into telepathic contact with the very beings he has been so avidly studying, after years of increasingly provocative dreams? What happens when these telepathic "readings" begin predicting the future with astonishing precision—and speaking about an incredible upcoming event in which all life in our solar system will undergo a spontaneous transfiguration? David Wilcock is a master at weaving together cutting-edge alternative science, shocking insider information, and his own personal experiences to reveal stunning truths about humanity, positive and negative extraterrestrials, lost civilizations, and the universe we share. In Awakening in the Dream, David once again combines his extensive research, the Law of One series, new insider revelations, and his own connection with the divine to bring humanity closer to full disclosure than ever before—as well as to help us activate our full potential on the eve of Ascension. A New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, filmmaker, lecturer, and consciousness expert, David is the perfect person to guide us through the hidden realities of our world. With its myriad information, anecdotes, "big picture" comparative analysis with over six hundred references, and trustworthy messages channeled directly from the highest-level angelic sources, including a remarkable set of future prophecies built into the Great Pyramid itself, Awakening in the Dream promises to be his most astounding book yet.

1919

By Eve L. Ewing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Isbn : 1608466000
  • Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 564
  • File Pdf: 1919.pdf

Book Summary:

Poetic reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.

The Gospel According to Eve

By Amanda W. Benckhuysen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 0830873651
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 984
  • File Pdf: the-gospel-according-to-eve.pdf

Book Summary:

Do women and men have different intellectual, spiritual, moral, or emotional capacities? Over the centuries, women have read and interpreted the story of Eve, scrutinizing the details of the text to discern God's word for them. Biblical scholar Amanda Benckhuysen traces the history of women's interpretation of Genesis 1-3, allowing the voices of women to speak of Eve's story and its implications for life today.

Love Sucks and Then You Die

By Michael Grant,Katherine Applegate
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1250040582
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 659
  • File Pdf: love-sucks-and-then-you-die.pdf

Book Summary:

In this short-story prequel to Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's Eve and Adam, fifteen-year-old E.V. (Evening) doesn't know where she fits in to the universe. After a particularly disastrous school dance experience, she's begins to wonder if she fits in at all. She did bloody the school heartthrob's nose and all because he tried to kiss her. Having been accused of being a "frigid bitch," E.V. begins to question her place in the cosmic world of relationships and dating to little avail; her CEO mother is emotionally unavailable, her dad is dead, and her best friend thinks true love exists in the back seat of a used Honda. But then E.V. spots someone, a blip on her otherwise indifferent radar that suggests there just might be someone out there for her . . .

Forgotten in Death

By J. D. Robb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250272823
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 149
  • File Pdf: forgotten-in-death.pdf

Book Summary:

In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer. The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change—and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains—in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing—unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke—not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away...

Anatole

By Eve Titus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0307792641
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 742
  • File Pdf: anatole.pdf

Book Summary:

Anatole is a most honorable mouse. When he realizes that humans are upset by mice sampling their leftovers, he is shocked! He must provide for his beloved family--but he is determined to find a way to earn his supper. And so he heads for the tasting room at the Duvall Cheese Factory. On each cheese, he leaves a small note--"good," "not so good," "needs orange peel"--and signs his name. When workers at the Duvall factory find his notes in the morning, they are perplexed--but they realize that this mysterious Anatole has an exceptional palate and take his advice. Soon Duvall is making the best cheese in all of Paris! They would like to give Anatole a reward--if only they could find him...

Cantoras

By Carolina De Robertis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0525521704
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 914
  • File Pdf: cantoras.pdf

Book Summary:

In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit.

Betraying Big Brother

By Leta Hong Fincher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : 1786633671
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 191
  • File Pdf: betraying-big-brother.pdf

Book Summary:

A feminist movement clashing with China’s authoritarian government. Featured in the Washington Post and the New York Times. On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for thirty-seven days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of civil rights lawyers, labor activists, performance artists, and online warriors prompting an unprecedented awakening among China’s educated, urban women. In Betraying Big Brother, journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues that the popular, broad-based movement poses the greatest challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today. Through interviews with the Feminist Five and other leading Chinese activists, Hong Fincher illuminates both the difficulties they face and their “joy of betraying Big Brother,” as one of the Feminist Five wrote of the defiance she felt during her detention. Tracing the rise of a new feminist consciousness now finding expression through the #MeToo movement, and describing how the Communist regime has suppressed the history of its own feminist struggles, Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the movement against patriarchy could reconfigure China and the world.

Paradise Rot

By Jenny Hval
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : 1786633841
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 638
  • File Pdf: paradise-rot.pdf

Book Summary:

A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Jo’s sensitivity and all her senses become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh. This debut novel from critically acclaimed artist and musician Jenny Hval presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire.

Awakening

By Anthony De Mello
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image
  • Isbn : 0307552659
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

From the bestselling author of Awareness and The Way to Love comes a classic reissue of lessons to inspire readers every day of the year. With more than two million books sold and countless admirers throughout the world, Anthony de Mello is regarded as one of the most influential religious teachers of the past fifty years. Since his death in 1987, widespread recognition of his work’s enduring value has continued to grow. In Awakening, de Mello explores “the wisdom that cannot be conveyed in human speech.” Through 365 meditations, blending the mystical traditions of both East and West, he creates the lessons of a profound “master” to his “pupil,” illustrating our common need for harmony and enlightenment. The daily parables, sometimes cryptic and often witty, are not meant so much to instruct as to awaken the understanding deep within the human heart.

Pagan Portals - The First Sisters

By Lady Haight-Ashton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Isbn : 1789040809
  • Pages : 114
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 971
  • File Pdf: pagan-portals-the-first-sisters.pdf

Book Summary:

It was said in the beginning, in a garden called Eden, that woman was created at the same time as man, and not from his rib. Lilith, the first female, created equal to stand as a partner. But she proved to be a person so troublesome that she vanishes from her rightful place in civilization’s mythological legends in place of Eve, the first wife. With her younger sister Eve’s story heralding the future of all womankind, Lilith and her story stands alone as a testament to the Sacred Feminine and man’s fear of the mysteries that lie within her. The First Sisters: Lilith and Eve is a gateway to a provocative awakening.

Fix

By J. Albert Mann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316493406
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: fix.pdf

Book Summary:

A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2021! A gritty, heart-wrenching novel of disability, pain, belonging, loss, addiction, and friendship. Everything was fine before. When Eve and Lidia could hide their physical differences inside goofy Burger Hut costumes. When Lidia shook Eve up and Eve made Lidia laugh. When Lidia was there. Everything is different now. Cut open . . . rearranged . . . stapled shut, Eve is left alone to recover in a world of pain and a body she no longer recognizes. Her only companions being a bottle of Roxanol and an infuriating (but cute) neighbor, Eve strikes up a relationship—and makes a pact—with the devil. Sacrificing pieces of a place she doesn't know to return to a place she does. What will she discover when she unravels her past? And is having Lidia back worth the price? In verse and prose, Fix paints a riveting picture of a teen struggling to find herself and move forward with her life in a sea of opioids, regret, grief, and hope.

Electric Arches

By Eve Ewing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 014199200X
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: electric-arches.pdf

Book Summary:

Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances, and identifies everyday objects - hair moisturizer, a spiral notebook - as precious icons. Her visual art is spare, playful and poignant: a cereal-box decoder ring that allows the wearer to understand what Black girls are saying; a teacher's angry, subversive message scrawled on the chalkboard. Electric Arches invites fresh conversations about race, gender, the city, identity and the joy and pain of growing up.

Machines Like Me

By Ian McEwan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn : 0735278202
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 518
  • File Pdf: machines-like-me.pdf

Book Summary:

The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery--yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence. Set in 1980s London, the story revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-five highly developed new robotic humans--named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever--developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legendary WW2 Enigma codebreaking machine. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina's Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher's jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair. Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what makes us human in our fast-changing times, what might follow if a machine understands too well the human heart, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know.

Rules of Civility

By Amor Towles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101517069
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 314
  • File Pdf: rules-of-civility.pdf

Book Summary:

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Off-Target

By Eve Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Isbn : 1914585038
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: off-target.pdf

Book Summary:

When a one-night stand leads to a long-desired pregnancy, Susan will do anything to ensure her husband won't find out ... including the unthinkable. But when something horrendous is unleashed around the globe, her secret isn't the only thing that is no longer safe... –––––––––––––––––––––––– A longed-for baby An unthinkable decision A deadly mistake In an all-too-possible near future, when genetic engineering has become the norm for humans, not just crops, parents are prepared to take incalculable risks to ensure that their babies are perfect ... altering genes that may cause illness, and more... Susan has been trying for a baby for years, and when an impulsive one-night stand makes her dream come true, she'll do anything to keep her daughter and ensure her husband doesn't find out ... including the unthinkable. She believes her secret is safe. For now. But as governments embark on a perilous genetic arms race and children around the globe start experiencing a host of distressing symptoms – even taking their own lives – something truly horrendous is unleashed. Because those children have only one thing in common, and people are starting to ask questions... Bestselling author of The Waiting Rooms, Eve Smith returns with an authentic, startlingly thought-provoking, disturbing blockbuster of a thriller that provides a chilling glimpse of a future that's just one modification away... –––––––––––––––––––––––– Praise for The Waiting Rooms 'Combines the excitement of a medical thriller À la Michael Crichton with sensitive characterisation and social insight in a timely debut novel all the more remarkable for being conceived and written before the current pandemic' Guardian 'STUNNING and terrifying ... The Waiting Rooms wrenches your heart in every way possible, but written with such humanity and emotion' Miranda Dickinson 'Chillingly close to reality, this gripping thriller brims with authenticity ... a captivating, accomplished and timely debut from an author to watch' Adam Hamdy 'Engrossing and eye-opening, with heart-stopping plot twists ... a stunning medical thriller set in a terrifying possible future' Foreword Reviews 'A touching, gut-wrenching story of family mystery and tragedy ... a thriller that punches on two fronts – heart AND mind' The Sun 'Gripping and disturbing ... the medical research is convincing, the scenarios plausible, and the story is emotionally engaging. This is an incredible debut!' Gill Paul 'If the themes are dark and topical, the writing is exquisite. Breath held, I got to the finale with my heart in my mouth. Eve Smith weaves a complex and clever tale, merging countries and timelines; the result is a superb and satisfying novel' Louise Beech 'Margaret Atwood is one of my all-time writing heroes and The Handmaid's Tale is probably the best book I've ever read. Eve Smith and The Waiting Rooms really do challenge that long-held crown...' Random Things through My Letterbox 'Thoroughly engaging ... an eye

The Abundant Community

By John McKnight,Peter Block
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Isbn : 160509627X
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 250
  • File Pdf: the-abundant-community.pdf

Book Summary:

" We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, produce jobs, raise our children, and care for those on the margin. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us. The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We have become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. John McKnight and Peter Block show that we have the capacity to find real and sustainable satisfaction right in our neighborhood and community. This book reports on voluntary, self-organizing structures that focus on gifts and value hospitality, the welcoming of strangers. It shows how to reweave our social fabric, especially in our neighborhoods. In this way we collectively have enough to create a future that works for all. "

Rush

By Eve Silver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062192167
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 418
  • File Pdf: rush.pdf

Book Summary:

Rush pulls you headlong into the thrilling, high-stakes world of Eve Silver's teen series The Game, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death. Eve Silver's teen debut offers science fiction and gaming fans romantic thrills at a breakneck pace. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong says, "Smart and original, Rush is an action-packed ride with plenty of heart." Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones's carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby—pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader, Jackson Tate, who says the game is more than that and what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival—and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn't. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

The Cyborg Tinkerer

By Meg LaTorre
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iWriterly
  • Isbn : 1734601825
  • Pages : 418
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 634
  • File Pdf: the-cyborg-tinkerer.pdf

Book Summary:

In a deadly circus competition, even hearts are on the line. Gwendolyn Grimm intended to seduce men and women across the galaxy while working as a ship tinkerer on the finest vessels in the Crescent Star System. Alas, terminal illness is a buzzkill. When a life-saving opportunity struts into her life dressed in a pinstripe suit, she is made an offer she can’t refuse: become a cyborg and work as a tinkerer for Cirque du Borge, the once renowned cyborg circus. The problem is, a new law has banned the creation of new cyborgs and becoming one means execution if caught. Thus, no one cares to see the wonders of man and machine anymore. Ticket sales continue to fall as the circus announces a competition to determine which acts will perform for the emperor on his home planet—an opportunity with the potential to save the circus from bankruptcy. But the competition has deadly consequences. Losing acts have their cyborg implants forcibly removed, and those who survive the extraction are banished from the circus. As the tinkerer, Gwendolyn is forced to perform the revolting task of removing the cyborg implants from the losing performers. When she falls for both the man running the competition and a woman competing in it, she must decide who to protect. But can she risk having to harvest the people she loves the most? Readers of Sarah J. Maas will enjoy this LGBTQ+ steampunk romance set in a deadly Treasure Planet-esque galaxy. TRIGGER WARNINGS: This novel contains graphic violence, sexual content, inappropriate language, and references to eating disorders. Reader discretion is advised. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING “The Cyborg Tinkerer puts the ‘steam’ in steampunk and subverts romantic tropes in the most refreshing and unexpected way possible.” – Jenna Moreci, Bestselling Author of The Savior’s Champion “The Cyborg Tinkerer is an epic sci-fi, steampunk mash-up of intergalactic proportions. Full of love, lust, battles, and seduction. It will keep you turning the pages all night long.” – Sacha Black, Bestselling Fantasy and Nonfiction Author and Podcaster "A twisty thrill-ride crackling with sexual tension and macabre secrets. Combining a high-stakes competition, steampunk spacefaring, and an undercurrent of dark fairy tales, this is an adventure you don't want to miss!" – Claire Winn, Author of City of Shattered Light “In The Cyborg Tinkerer, Cinder [The Lunar Chronicles] is all grown up and finds herself in the middle of a Hunger Games-esque, steampunk, action-packed adventure." – Elliot Brooks, Author of Peace and Turmoil and BookTuber "Meg LaTorre is a writer to watch." – Michael Mammay, Author of Planetside

Imitating Authors

By Colin Burrow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192575155
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 734
  • File Pdf: imitating-authors.pdf

Book Summary:

Imitating Authors is a major study of the theory and practice of imitatio (the imitation of one author by another) from antiquity to the present day. It extends from early Greek texts right up to recent fictions about clones and artificial humans, and illuminates both the theory and practice of imitation. At its centre lie the imitating authors of the English Renaissance, including Ben Jonson and the most imitated imitator of them all, John Milton. Imitating Authors argues that imitation was not simply a matter of borrowing words, or of alluding to an earlier author. Imitators learnt practices from earlier writers. They imitated the structures and forms of earlier writing in ways that enabled them to create a new style which itself could be imitated. That made imitation an engine of literary change. Imitating Authors also shows how the metaphors used by theorists to explain this complex practice fed into works which were themselves imitations, and how those metaphors have come to influence present-day anxieties about imitation human beings and artificial forms of intelligence. It explores relationships between imitation and authorial style, its fraught connections with plagiarism, and how emerging ideas of genius and intellectual property changed how imitation was practised. In refreshing and jargon-free prose Burrow explains not just what imitation was in the past, but how it influences the present, and what it could be in the future. Imitating Authors includes detailed discussion of Plato, Roman rhetorical theory, Virgil, Lucretius, Petrarch, Cervantes, Ben Jonson, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Beyond Yahweh and Jesus

By Robert Langs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
  • Isbn : 1461627591
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 786
  • File Pdf: beyond-yahweh-and-jesus.pdf

Book Summary:

Beyond Yahweh and Jesus constitutes the first in-depth psychoanalytic study of the Old and New Testaments in terms of God's role in enabling humans to cope with death and the anxiety it evokes. The journey on which this study embarks leads through an examination of the related topics of knowledge acquisition; divine wisdom; conscious and unconscious morality; what the author argues is the failure of psychoanalysis to ally itself with religion and the failure of religion to bring peace to the world; and a proposition for how to enhance both religious and secular forms of morality and adaptation to death anxiety.

Dark Soul: Boulder Series Book 4

By Eve L. Mitchell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Eve L. Mitchell
  • Isbn : 1916123570
  • Pages : 406
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: dark-soul.pdf

Book Summary:

After falling for Lela and becoming a father, as well as running a successful—if somewhat shady—business, I thought my life was going to be smooth sailing. I should have known better. After all, there’s no rest for the wicked. And despite being a daddy now, I am still very much an alpha—a wicked alpha. Something that will come in handy when an old adversary returns to collect a debt owed. But how can I focus on taking care of business when Lela runs off, leaving our baby boy alone? The sharks in the water are circling—and they’re out for blood. My blood. But if they think I’ve gone soft, they’re about to get a rude awakening. Because if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that this dark soul never loses. *Dark Soul is Book 4 in the Boulder Series, you MUST read Books 1-3 before reading this book. It is not a standalone book.

The Faustus Myth in the English Novel

By Şeyda Sivrioğlu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443862622
  • Pages : 135
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: the-faustus-myth-in-the-english-novel.pdf

Book Summary:

The Faustus myth, before being identified as a myth, was the folktale of a man named Faustus who lived in Germany. Underneath the popularity of this myth lies the basic human instinct to trespass the limits of traditional knowledge in pursuit of self-definition, authentic knowledge and power. This search and transgression also involve the desire to exercise the right of making free authentic choices. Faustus represents universal issues that are relevant for all human beings, which explains the reason why he has acquired mythic stature. Indeed, a most persistent myth has evolved, the appeal of which has led one writer after the other to reshape it. After his story became popular, he reappeared, even in contemporary culture, in different art forms such as literature, both high-brow and popular, including comics, the ballet and the opera. The real historical Faustus came onto the scene as a scholar and persistently reappeared in literature assuming different identities which, however, shared basically the same qualities. This book demonstrates and offers different perspectives to versions of the Faustus myth in literature: Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, Goethe’s Faust and John Fowles’ The Magus. The Faustus Myth is a cycle which starts and ends in tragic circumstances in Christopher Marlowe’s Renaissance Faustus, in salvation in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, and in meaninglessness, ambiguous collapses in John Fowles’ existentialist Nicholas Urfe.

Kaze

By Leon Wong
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1504944704
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: kaze.pdf

Book Summary:

What if ours is not the only world out there? What if there is another world; an ancient realm that parallels our own? What if, the world that you've known all your life isn't your world? This is the sublime story of Jaden; an adopted 18 year-old who lives a relatively normal and sheltered life, or so it seems, at a picturesque town of Half Moon Bay along the rugged Oregon Coast. Jaden's life took a wide turn when, on the eve of his 18th birthday, he discovered that he had another life; that he could exist in another world, a Spiritual World. He soon learns about the true nature of his being, the very core of his bloodline; that everything about the life he knew all along was a lie. As he delves into the dual nature of his being; he unlocks powers and abilities beyond his wildest imagination. Can Jaden handle the fragile divide that has taken over his soul, when this divide represents all that is good and evil? Will he bring salvation or destruction to both worlds?

Why Milton Matters: A New Preface to His Writings

By J. Wittreich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230601421
  • Pages : 253
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: why-milton-matters.pdf

Book Summary:

Wittreich demonstrates why Milton may prove to be the poet for the new millennium, in a book of interest to scholars and general readers. It engages the canonical Milton, as well as the Milton of popular culture, and uses the tools of theory- especially affective stylistics and reception history, to read Milton in his historical moment and our own.

The Awakening of Laura

By Paul Preston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pink Flamingo Media
  • Isbn : 1939916321
  • Pages : 145
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 202
  • File Pdf: the-awakening-of-laura.pdf

Book Summary:

In the heat of summer in a Southern California seaside town, the spiritual and sensual worlds collide when Laura, a former drama student and lovely wife of a Christian minister becomes sexually attracted to Stephen, a slender spiritually conflicted security guard for submissive female performers at a secret underground theater, the Adam and Eve Club.When Laura meets Stephen at the club to persuade him to rejoin the Christian faith, she is drawn into the theater by a bright hypnotic light. She watches a pretty submissive performer on the stage engaging in a sexual act while being held in bondage by her Dom. Though initially repulsed, her body responds to the show on a deeply sexual level. She is cornered in the office of the powerful and handsome owner of the club, Phillipe Williamson, and falls deeper into the sensual abyss by becoming his collared submissive. Both Stephen and Williamson vie for Laura?s affection. Laura overcomes the humiliation of being removed from a college play by her father and Stephen finally accepts his true nature as a Dom when Williamson agrees to allow them to perform in a show together at The Adam and Eve Club. In a dramatic confrontation with her husband, Laura must choose between her role as a minister?s wife and her newly discovered true nature of a sexual submissive.

Musical Illuminations of Genesis Narratives

By Helen Leneman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 056767374X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 232
  • File Pdf: musical-illuminations-of-genesis-narratives.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume examines the stories of Genesis in music, showing how musical settings can illuminate many of the Bible's most noted tales. Helen Leneman studies oratorios, operas and songs (as well as their librettos) to shed light on how Genesis has been understood and experienced over time. Examining an extensive range of musical settings of stories from the book of Genesis, Leneman offers an overview of chiefly 19th and 20th century musical engagements with this biblical text. Leneman first discusses how Eve's inner thoughts are explored by noted French composers Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré. The text then enters the deep waters of Noah's flood in examination of several compositions, including two unusual settings by Igor Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten, as well as more conventional settings by Saint-Saëns and Donizetti. Two major 19th century oratorio settings of Abraham's story by lesserknown German composers Martin Blumner and Karl Mangold provide fascinating illuminations of the Abraham narratives, whereas parts of Rebecca's story are found in works by César Franck, Ferdinand Hiller, and most unusually, by a French woman composer, Célanie Carissan. Finally, Leneman shows how Joseph's story was set in numerous oratorios (including by Handel) but that one of the most important works based on his story is an opera by 18th century French composer Etienne Méhul. In addition to discussing these larger 19th century works, Leneman also examines several interesting atonal 20th century works based on the stories of Eve and the Flood, shedding new light on the history of the interpretation of the Book of Genesis.

Fallen Angels and Fallen Women

By Robin Jarrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1608994058
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 380
  • File Pdf: fallen-angels-and-fallen-women.pdf

Book Summary:

The strange and enigmatic title "son of man" has intrigued biblical scholars for millennia. What does it mean and how does it describe Jesus in his role as the Christian messiah? Robin Jarrell surveys the mythological roots of the phrase in the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and traces its development from the mythology of the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut's birth narrative, to the Baal Cycle in Ugaritic literature, to the story of Pandora, and finally to the story of creation found in the book of Genesis. The key to unlocking the mystery of the phrase "son of man" is embedded in the story of the first "son of man"--Noah--with the reference to "the sons of God" who found wives among the "daughters of men" and whose offspring brought devastation to the earth and the reason for the flood. In the hands of the Christian gospel writers, the parallel "son of man" figure found in the Dead Sea Scrolls reemerges in the identity of the last "son of man"--Jesus of Nazareth.

Emerging from the Matrix

By Salini
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 1504334914
  • Pages : 542
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 391
  • File Pdf: emerging-from-the-matrix.pdf

Book Summary:

Love always wins in the end darling daughter. Bless this beautiful book. Holy Mother Ammachi This book is a must-read for anyone with chronic illness and a history of trauma. Salinis heart-felt words and sharing of her long and difficult journey gives us all hope and truth that we can all heal from trauma, no matter how severe, with the inclusion of positive thought and knowledge of higher forces leading us on truly spiritual paths. Daniel Beilin, O.M.D., L. Ac. Aptos, California, Doctor of Integrative Medicine, Lecturer in Regulation Thermography. This is a true chronicle of powerful lessons learned at the hands of dark power while tempered by the forces of light. Salini is a secret society daughter born into a dark, global organization of domination, hatred and violence, yet through her mother she is also the heir to a powerful legacy of female healers and shamans hailing from a long lineage of love, light and awakening. Salini was forced to reconcile the two together to prevail, alchemically bringing forth a great healing power to alleviate humanitys suffering. These are the lessons she learned both as a sex slave and as an initiate into love and healing. This is who she became in dying and resurrecting herself. And this is the healing she offers for those still in bondage.

Eve's Secret

By Mark Cunningham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781456893156
  • Pages : 111
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 869
  • File Pdf: eve-s-secret.pdf

Book Summary:

Author, Mark Cunningham was instructed by Mother Earth to show women their missing connection. He was told that the time is now for women to be free thus leading us to the 21st century Garden of Eden. Why, you may ask, a message for the feminine coming from a man? That was Mark’s question as well, but following the Divine Will rather than his own, Mark did as instructed. This message from Mother Earth will reveal the hidden Eve, the feminine face of God, in all women who choose to be freed. Eves Secret is not just a message, but simple language tools to guide women to the door of enlightenment. Once they step through the door they will feel the love, light and optimism as it rain’s down on them. With this new insight and energy they will clearly see their life purpose. “Love is freedom’s rain. Freedom is love’s reign.” If you would like a personal discussion of Eve's Secret, joins us at Eve's Secret Retreat. Mention Xlibris and receive $50 off the retreat. For more information visit our website at mcleodecofarm.com/retreats/.

Milton's Ovidian Eve

By Mandy Green
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317095898
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 360
  • File Pdf: milton-s-ovidian-eve.pdf

Book Summary:

Milton's Ovidian Eve presents a fresh and thorough exploration of the classical allusions central to understanding Paradise Lost and to understanding Eve, one of Milton's most complex characters. Mandy Green demonstrates how Milton appropriates narrative structures, verbal echoes, and literary strategies from the Metamorphoses to create a subtle and evolving portrait of Eve. Each chapter examines a different aspect of Eve's mythological figurations. Green traces Eve's development through multiple critical lenses, influenced by theological, ecocritical, and feminist readings. Her analysis is gracefully situated between existing Milton scholarship and close textual readings, and is supported by learned references to seventeenth-century writing about women, the allegorical tradition of Ovidian commentary, hexameral literature, theological contexts and biblical iconography. This detailed scholarly treatment of Eve simultaneously illuminates our understanding of the character, establishes Milton's reading of Ovid as central to his poetic success, and provides a candid synthesis and reconciliation of earlier interpretations.