A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

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A Thousand Shards Of Glass

Author : Michael Katakis
ISBN : 9781925030440
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

The Color Of Christ

Author : Edward J. Blum
ISBN : 9780807837375
Genre : Religion
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How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey weave a tapestry of American dreams and visions--from witch hunts to web pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations--to show how Americans remade the Son of God visually time and again into a sacred symbol of their greatest aspirations, deepest terrors, and mightiest strivings for racial power and justice. The Color of Christ uncovers how, in a country founded by Puritans who destroyed depictions of Jesus, Americans came to believe in the whiteness of Christ. Some envisioned a white Christ who would sanctify the exploitation of Native Americans and African Americans and bless imperial expansion. Many others gazed at a messiah, not necessarily white, who was willing and able to confront white supremacy. The color of Christ still symbolizes America's most combustible divisions, revealing the power and malleability of race and religion from colonial times to the presidency of Barack Obama.
Category: Religion

Born Of The Wolf

Author : Samuel C. Brinley
ISBN : 9781469175751
Genre : Fiction
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George Wolf knows that there is something different about himself. Hes known it ever since he was born. But, it isnt until a mysterious stranger approaches him and tells him of his destiny, that he begins to go down the path that is being fore told to him. A werewolf that is destined to change the minds of man and bring the wolves back from sudden extinction. A destiny that George rushes into whole heartedly, not even knowing of the consequences. Haunted by constant visions of what lies before him. George tries to come to terms with his destiny. While at the same time still trying to live among the humans that are beginning to hate and fear him.
Category: Fiction

Mirror Images And Shards Of Glass

Author : Philip M. Butera
ISBN : 9781491714188
Genre : Poetry
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Travel with Philip past words into imagery and imagination - surreal and metaphysical. Imagine the great poets, composers and painters creating inside your thoughts where there are no edges and a center is unconceivable. Every artist working their genius on a swirling palette of lush options, each giant filling in moments with grand expression and evocative exploration - never symmetric but illusionist and provoking. Penetrate your mind, leave convention and enter the realm of inclusion of all that could be imaginable. These poems have the power of conveyance all that is needed is for you to start reading and stepping into your dreams or nightmares.
Category: Poetry

Saving Quinton

Author : Jessica Sorensen
ISBN : 9780751555363
Genre : Fiction
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THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Nova Reed can't forget him -- Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realise she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late. Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year, but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about someone like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . . Discover the latest intense, passionate and page-turning novel from number one New York Times bestselling sensation Jessica Sorensen.
Category: Fiction

Cinderella For A Night

Author : Susan Mallery
ISBN : 9781426845529
Genre : Fiction
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A masquerade ball is plunged into darkness... A woman is poisoned... A millionaire bachelor becomes a father... As a blackout gripped Grand Springs, Colorado, CEO Jonathan Steele was having quite a night. First, Cynthia Morgan--aka "Cinderella"--drank poison meant for him. Then his blackmailing half brother and sister-in-law were murdered, leaving Jonathan with his newborn baby nephew. In thirty-six hours, Jonathan's life had changed forever. Then grateful-to-be-alive Cynthia offered to move into his home as a temporary nanny, a serious challenge to Jonathan's bachelorhood...
Category: Fiction

One For Our Baby

Author : John Sandrolini
ISBN : 9781453297957
Genre : Fiction
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For the sake of Ol’ Blue Eyes, a pilot searches California for the woman they both love When World War II ended, fighter ace Joe Buonomo didn’t make it back for the parades. After nearly a decade adrift in troubled seas, he washed up in California, determined to re-claim his life. In 1954, he met Helen, one of the fresh-faced girls eager to break into Hollywood. They fell blissfully in love and got engaged—until Joe’s post-war past intervened, and he lost his fiancée. Years later, Joe’s running an air freight business and doing the occasional odd job for a certain crooner named Frank Sinatra. One afternoon, Joe agrees to give Sinatra’s latest honey a lift to Los Angeles, where she has a screen test the next morning. Not until she arrives at the airport does he realize it’s Helen. After just a few hours together, Joe and Helen confess their old feelings still burn. But the next day, Helen never makes it to the studio. She’s vanished into thin air. To find her, Joe will have to go up against the mob, the FBI, and the forces behind presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. The only catch is, who is he rescuing her for—Sinatra? Or himself?
Category: Fiction

Raeanne Thayne Hope S Crossings Series Volume One

Author : RaeAnne Thayne
ISBN : 9781460364437
Genre : Fiction
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Three stories of small-town happily-ever-afters and sweet second chances from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! The last thing Claire Bradford has time for in Blackberry Summer is romance—in fact, the single mother has her hands full, what with two kids, a thriving business, an unreliable ex-husband and an accident that has repercussions for the whole town. But when her friend's sexy brother, Riley McKnight, is suddenly looking at her in a new light, Claire realizes that her life needs to change—and that the handsome younger police officer may be just the ticket! In Woodrose Mountain, occupational therapist Evie Blanchard is recovering from an emotional year—and she's vowed not to work again. But self-made millionaire and single dad Brodie Thorne has vowed to do whatever it takes to help his daughter, Taryn, recover from the accident that left Hope's Crossing in crisis. And with laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they could never have imagined. Spring should bring renewal, but in Sweet Laurel Falls, Maura McKnight-Parker finds she cannot escape the past. Still reeling from one loss, she is stunned at the reappearance of her older daughter, Sage—and Jackson Lange, her first love. Jackson never knew she was pregnant when he fled Hope's Crossing all those years ago—but he never forgot Maura. This fragile family has secrets aplenty, but Maura and Jackson—and Sage—have to face up to them to find the bright future that awaits them. Look for RaeAnne Thayne's latest heartwarming title Evergreen Springs, part of her Haven Point series.
Category: Fiction

Dangerous Games

Author : Charlotte Mede
ISBN : 9780758240606
Genre : Fiction
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London, 1851. An alluring, outspoken widow and an enigmatic agent are drawn into a web of power, greed, and ambition that threatens to overturn the very future of the British Empire. . . Society knows Lilly Clarence Hampton as a respected widow who was wildly in love with her husband, the architect of London's famed Crystal Palace. The truth. . .well, the truth would cost Lilly her reputation, her freedom, and quite possibly her life. And one man has uncovered it--the reclusive, savagely handsome Julian St. Martin. A former agent of the Crown, Julian intends to blackmail Lilly to obtain plans to the Palace, where the Koh-I-Noor--the largest diamond in the world--will be presented to Queen Victoria at the Great Exhibition. Men have committed all manner of crimes to possess the fabled gem, but Julian's intentions are even darker. And the closer he gets to the beguiling Lilly, the more complicated matters become. Succumbing to intense, primal desire, Julian and Lilly both become pawns in a wicked game where no one can be trusted, and where the final, shocking truth will test their newfound passion to the limit. . .
Category: Fiction

Strange Country

Author : Deborah Coates
ISBN : 9781429948470
Genre : Fiction
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After facing Death himself and banishing a reaper bent on the destruction of Sheriff's deputy Boyd Davies, Hallie Michaels had hoped things would finally settle down; that she and Boyd would find more time to spend together, and that the ghosts she attracts would stay in the cemeteries where they belong. But on a wintry night in mid-December, a woman is murdered with a high-powered rifle. Not long after, another of West Prairie City's citizens is killed in exactly the same way, drawing the attention of state investigators. But the connection between the victims is not easily uncovered. Meanwhile, Hallie finds a note tied to post outside her home. "What do you fear most?" it asks, accompanied by a set of map coordinates. Over the next few days she receives an anonymous phone call, and a letter left for Hallie at the local ag supply. All pose the same question and offer the same set of coordinates. The mystery deepens, and Hallie must solve it before the body count rises again, in Strange Country by Deborah Coates. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction