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Mother On Fire

Author : Sandra Tsing Loh
ISBN : 9780307450418
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A humorist shares her quest to find the perfect kindergarten for her daughter in an L.A. where status dictates that youngsters attend private school, while dealing with the loss of her job, a therapist, and her evolution from manic status-seeking mom to community activist. A New York Times Editor's Choice. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Marionettist

Author : Mr. Brooks Pettit
ISBN : 9781479700721
Genre : Fiction
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"The Marionettist" traces the journey of two unlikely friends through a labyrinth of danger, intrigue, treachery and murder. With incredible insight and an unerring grasp of historical significances, the author guides us through a network of chicanery, collusion, conspiracy and contrivance to a conclusion that is stunning in its implications.
Category: Fiction

Setting Words On Fire

Author : Paul Scott Wilson
ISBN : 9781426729300
Genre : Religion
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In the second half of the twentieth century, a profound shift took place in how we think about preaching. We moved away from a vertical focus on the preacher who hands down the authoritative teaching, to more relational, narrative, and conversational models. Yet common to both of these understandings, says Paul Scott Wilson, is the idea that preaching is primarily about teaching, that it mainly conveys information about God.Important as this emphasis on “preaching as teaching” has been, Wilson believes that the time for a new approach has arrived. That new approach, which he names “preaching as proclamation,” has begun to arise from a variety of Euro-American and African American sources. Its primary aim is not to convey information, but to engender an encounter with God’s grace in Christ. More than guiding people to say “Yes, now I understand,” it hopes to lead them to proclaim “I am redeemed; we are saved.” More than telling the gospel story, it renders the gospel’s claim on human lives, leading to conviction of sin, repentance, and transformation. Pulling together the disparate strands of this new homiletical school, Wilson constructs a comprehensive introduction to preaching, focusing on its character as proclamation of the sovereign grace of God.
Category: Religion

The Madwoman In The Volvo My Year Of Raging Hormones

Author : Sandra Tsing Loh
ISBN : 9780393244236
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From an “imaginatively twisted and fearless” writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age. In a voice that is wry, disarming, and totally candid, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster through "the change." This is not your grandmother's menopause story. Loh chronicles utterly relatable, everyday perils: raising preteen daughters, weathering hormonal changes, and the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes also about an affair and the explosion of her marriage, while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Mother For The Italian S Twins

Author : Margaret McDonagh
ISBN : 9781459226685
Genre : Fiction
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Single father Dr. Luca d'Azzaro has changed his life to care for his precious twin girls, sacrificing his shining medical career for a GP position in the friendly Cornish town of Penhally Bay. He hadn't set out to find romance, but he is intrigued by his unassuming colleague Dr. Polly Carrick.... Luca is attracted to Polly's natural beauty, but there is such pain and longing in her eyes when she looks at his daughters—he knows she is hiding something! Whatever it is, this handsome and caring Italian doctor is determined to heal her heart and make her see that she is the missing part of his family. Brides of Penhally Bay Bachelor doctors become husbands and fathers—in a place where hearts are made whole.
Category: Fiction

Rage Therapy

Author : Daniel Kalla
ISBN : 9781429912594
Genre : Fiction
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A compelling psychological thriller that probes the darkest compulsions of the human mind. Dr. Stanley Kolberg was not just murdered. His lifeless body was battered and broken almost beyond recognition, as though his unknown killer had been driven by a ferocious rage that had exploded madly out of control. As far as the Seattle police are concerned, there is no shortage of suspects. A distinguished psychiatrist, Kolberg specialized in anger management and often treated violent offenders with severe psychiatric disorders. His client list is a virtual lineup of sociopaths, psychotics, and convicted murderers, any one of whom might have unleashed their homicidal fury on the doctor. For Dr. Joel Ashman, who consults as a profiler for Seattle Homicide, the shocking crime strikes particularly close to home. Not only was the victim a fellow psychiatrist, but Kolberg was also his former partner and mentor--he was practically a second father to Joel, who soon finds himself the target of a faceless stalker as well. Who killed Stanley Kolberg and why? The answers lie hidden in a lurid underworld of depraved sex and violence--and in the tortured past of one disturbed young woman. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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