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The Weight Of Innocence

Author : J. A. De Yoe
ISBN : 9781477119112
Genre : Fiction
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The Weight of Innocence by J. A. De Yoe Eleven-year-old Robin, and his younger brothers, Peter and Paul, play hooky from school and steal some coke out of mischief, thinking it would remain their secret. But they are caught and charged with breaking and entering, vandalism and theft, as well as truancy. Their mother is furious when she finds out. Robin thinks the worst is over. He thought wrong. Their nightmare is only beginning A compelling and at times heart wrenching read, The Weight of Innocence reveals the terrible consequences when the law treats boyish pranks like a full-blown adult crimeit can alter and destroy the direction of the future.
Category: Fiction

Pel And The Picture Of Innocence

Author : Mark Hebden
ISBN : 9780755125272
Genre : Fiction
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An extravagant, big time gangland criminal is ambushed and assassinated; the only witness a ten-year-old-boy. Chief Inspector Pel is called in to investigate the killing, which spirals into an international investigation when a respected spinster is bludgeoned to death and some curious links begin to clink into place.
Category: Fiction

Dawn Of Innocence

Author : Manly E. Hogg
ISBN : 9781468565058
Genre : Fiction
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DAWN OF INNOCENCE a novel by Manly E Hogg was written while I was out to sea during the Gulf War. I had written a poem called "The One " while standing a mid watch as Officer of the Deck. This poem led to the novel which is about a Native American college student and an African American student that meet, fall in love and then find themselves in a situation where they have to prove themselves worthy of the other parents love and respect. Dawn, the Indian girl, finds herself alone in "the hood" facing cultural differences which include a violent ex-girlfriend that does not want to accept losing her football star ex-boyfriend via her meal ticket out of the hood. Darryl, an African American finds himself alone on the reservation proving his manhood through trials and tribulations at the hands of a warrior chief grandson that refuses to accept that his meal ticket off the reservation is slipping away as Darryl meets all test given by the old warrior Chief.
Category: Fiction

The Age Of Innocence

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9781460400388
Genre : Fiction
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The Age of Innocence marks the pinnacle of Edith Wharton’s career as one of the finest American novelists of her era. The narrative follows Newland Archer, of upper-crust 1870s New York, whose passion for the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska leads him to question the very foundations of his way of life. Written in the aftermath of World War I, the novel explores the psychological and cultural paradoxes of desire in a world undergoing unprecedented transformations. This edition includes a critical introduction and a range of appendices that contextualize the novel in terms of its modernist themes and tensions.
Category: Fiction

The Age Of Innocence Unabriged

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9783736802841
Genre : Fiction
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier novel, The House of Mirth, which was more brutal and critical. The novel is noted for Wharton's attention to detail regarding the way of life of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived,and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize—the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she had lived in that world and had seen it change dramatically by the end of World War I.The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society when compared to its inward machinations.
Category: Fiction

End Of Innocence

Author : Marty Rose
ISBN : 9781477115145
Genre : Fiction
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When David falls victim of sexual misconduct he becomes detached from society and closes himself off from family. He keeps his tragic secret within, where he finds a way to cope with the psychological trauma. As he matures he is supported by his dark companions, Sidan obstinate brute out for retributionand Sethhis protector. After Sid delivers his justice, Detective DaLuga vows to find the avenger. In the process, DaLuga learns more than he was looking for. He is taught to look beyond the badge of duty and into the heart and soul of his suspect. David tries to escape his dark past after the death of Father Bart, but his past continues to haunt him and death seems to surround him. Only Ranger Mari can save him from himself.
Category: Fiction

A Lost Touch Of Innocence

Author : Amy Tolnitch
ISBN : 9781605428420
Genre : Fiction
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I am a part of you now. The words haunt Piers Veuxfort, and he has only his own recklessness to blame. By touching a magic crystal, he freed the essence of a decidedly wicked Fin Man, who now resides within Piers. If that isn’t bad enough, a surprise for Piers arrives at Falcon’s Craig Castle. A bride. A bride, moreover, who was raised to be a nun, and views him as something just short of the devil. What can he do but send her back? You are a wicked abomination. With that condemnation of her “sight”, Giselle St. Germain’s future is irrevocably altered. Her life in the secluded nunnery is over, and she is thrown into the world, a world that includes betrothal to a man who is unrepentantly devoted to his pleasures, and who increasingly displays a dark, troubling side. What’s a girl to do but cling more tightly to what she knows? The rules have changed. For both of them. And Piers and Giselle are about to discover that sometimes fate delivers a destiny beyond your imaginings. That destiny is theirs to win. Or lose. It will take all the courage that lies within their deepest hearts to seize it, and to find … A Lost Touch of Innocence
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Proof Of Innocence

Author : Lisa Jackson
ISBN : 9781460328675
Genre : Fiction
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Two classic stories from the New York Times bestselling queen of romantic suspense Yesterday's Lies It's been five years since Trask McFadden betrayed Tory's trust, landing her father behind bars. She'd hoped Trask was out of her life forever, but now he's returned to the Lazy W ranch, claiming to have discovered a clue that might prove her father's innocence. For the sake of her family, Tory's trying to forgive, but she's finding it much harder to forget when Trask's presence begins to stir up feelings she'd thought were long gone…. Devil's Gambit Tiffany Rhodes's horse farm was in trouble long before she met Zane Sheridan, a breeder with a shady reputation. Yet she can't help but feel relieved when Zane offers to buy her out. Though Tiffany doesn't trust him, she's drawn to him like a magnet. What does this mysterious man want from her…and can she contain her desire long enough to find out?
Category: Fiction

Courage Of Innocence

Author : Ann Federici-Martin
ISBN : 9781438923154
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Courage of Innocence is a non-fictional account of author Ann Federici-Martin's saga of growing up the daughter of Italian immigrants Narciso Federici and Divina Mazzoni. Her father gathered the strength to leave his family, friends, and impoverished life behind in the hills of northern Italy to follow his dream to L'America where, it was said, "gold grew on trees like apples." But, to get there, Narciso's journey first leads him to Egypt where he worked as a stone mason on the first Aswan Dam to earn his passage across the Atlantic Ocean. His story, and soon thereafter his wife Divina's, pass through the halls of Ellis Island and from there to the frontier of northern New Mexico; land of cowboys, coal miners, cactus, and open range. Ann's memoirs read like a western novel, set against a backdrop of empty spaces the size of which the immigrants could hardly comprehend. But the family settles into their new, rugged and unpredictable life, and indeed prospers. There were no golden apples, but there were towns and villages of coal miners and cattlemen who needed groceries, homemade "Dago Red" wine, and amusements to offer distraction from their hard lives. The Federici family provided them all. Narciso even built a two-story stone opera house in the village of Cimarron, assuming that these culture-starved Americans would jump at the chance to attend a good Italian opera if it was put before them.
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