During a trip to Carlsbad Caverns, Liz comes face-to-face with the creepy man who shot her, and Max, Isabel, Michael, Maria, and Liz pursue him, only to discover that their unknown enemy may not know who they really are.
TOUGH TIMES In a nameless shantytown near Colton, California, hopes are high that business will begin to boom. But blood becomes a big expense when a gang of cutthroats starts shooting up the town to send a deadly message. Clint Adams gets roped into the mess by a pretty little filly. Lyssa Spencer needs the famous Gunsmith to save her town and her boss: a legendary lawman in his own right—named Virgil Earp...
The trip of a lifetime, a summer of love - unputdownable writing, perfect for fans of John Green and E. Lockhart. Maddie O'Neill Levine wants to spend the summer before college tying up loose ends with her best friends - kissing boys and soaking up the last of the summer sun. Then her beloved grandmother drops a bombshell; she has been diagnosed with cancer. To spend quality time with her family, Maddie's grandmother takes the whole family on a round-the-word cruise - but at the end of it, Gram might not return home. Here is a story about love, loss and the power of forgiveness.
Release on 1996 | by Russell J. Reising,Russell Reising
Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text
Author: Russell J. Reising,Russell Reising
Pubpsher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this study of American cultural production from the colonial era to the present, Russell Reising takes up the loose ends of popular American narratives to craft a new theory of narrative closure. In the range of works examined here—from Phillis Wheatley's poetry to Herman Melville's Israel Potter , from Henry James's "The Jolly Corner" to the Disney Studio's Dumbo—Reising finds endings that violate all existing theories of closure and narratives that expose the the often unarticulated issues that inspired these texts. Reising suggests that these "non-endings" entirely refocus the narrative structures they appear to conclude, accentuate the narrative stresses and ideological fissures that the texts seem to suppress, and reveal "shadow narratives" that trail alongside the dominant story line. He argues that unless the reader notices the ruptures in the closing moments of these works, the social and historical moments in which the narrative and the reader are embedded will be missed. This reading not only offers new interpretive possibilities, but also uncovers startling affinities between the poetry of Phillis Wheatley and the fiction of Henry James, between Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland and Melville's least-studied novel, and between Emily Dickinson's poem "I Started Early—Took My Dog" and Disney's animated classic. Pursuing the implications of these failed moments of closure, Reising elaborates on topics ranging from the roots of domestic violence and mass murder in early American religious texts to the pornographic imperative of mid-century nature writing, and from James's "descent" into naturalist and feminist fiction to Dumbo's explosive projection of commercial, racial, and political agendas for postwar U. S. culture.
Release on 1991 | by Miami Theory Collective (Oxford, Ohio)
Author: Miami Theory Collective (Oxford, Ohio)
Pubpsher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
Contemporary philosophical views of the meaning and nature of community. Among the topics of the 11 essays are being-in-common, the limits of theory, democratic citizenship, and communism. A paper edition is available (1922-0), $15.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Sydney Brenner was born in South Africa and educated at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Medicine and Science). He then moved to Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1952, before joining the MRC Unit in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 1956. His various accomplishments include serving as the Director of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, founding the Molecular Science Institute in Berkeley, holding the position of Distinguished Professor at the Salk Institute, La Jolla. And during his last years, Sydney Brenner played a key role in shaping research and development in the biomedical sector in Singapore as A*Star Senior Fellow.He was one of the greatest biologists of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2002 for his pioneering work in the field of molecular biology. He was also known for his boundless curiosity, sharp intellect and courage to speak with clarity and characteristic wit as evident in this delightful book which is a compilation of the columns that he wrote for Current Biology in the late '90s.
LOSING HER HOUSE WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING ... When Carson Abbott Mahoney’s house is blown up, she decides it’s time to disappear. She can’t go to the police because she is the primary suspect in the murder of her former husband. Meanwhile, Carson’s sister Cam is on the run from the West Virginia commune where she sought refuge as “Sister Leah,” but instead found horrors causing her to kill the leader. Like her sister, she is also paranoid about jail, a fear stretching back to when they were imprisoned as teens for their parents’ debts in a foreign country where raping female captives was considered a job perk. Cam chooses a desperate act that lands her at death’s door, while Carson discovers she is one of many LOOSE ENDS to be dealt with because of her former husband’s small, but significant, role in an assassination. “Hello, Star,” said Cam. She whipped off the baseball cap and Groucho glasses. “Remember me?” “You - I told you never to contact me. He” - she pointed back toward the house - “doesn’t know. I’ve got two kids now. You have to leave.” “I need help. You’re the only one I could think of who -” “That’s all in the past.” The woman drew Cam deeper into the shadows. “I tell you, he doesn’t know. Nobody knows. I don’t even use that name.” “Okay. Fine. I guess you don’t remember.” “I remember everything. I was a different person then. If he finds out . . .” Her shoulders slumped. “My kids. Please. Leave me alone.” “I wish I could, only I need money that would help me get out of here.” “Are the cops after you?” Cam shrugged. “It’s a mistake. You really don’t want to know the details.” “I can’t help you. I won’t be a part of this.” Star pointed toward the back gate. “You have to go.” “Before you open Loose Ends, grip your hat firmly. Caroline Taylor expertly weaves multiple plot threads into a roller-coaster reading ride, twisty as a Slinky and unpredictable as a hurricane’s path.”-Karen Pullen, author of Cold Feet and Cold Heart “There’s nothing loose about Loose Ends. From the very first line, Caroline Taylor’s dark, zigzagging, and suspenseful narrative tightens the knot and doesn’t let up. You’ll want to devour it in one sitting.”-Louis Bayard, author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye “This book takes the sisters Cam and Carson through one disaster after another as they jump from the frying pan into the fire and back again. Whether fleeing criminals or the police, these two never run out of ingenious, if dangerous, escape plans. Taylor’s few-notches-above-suspense plot keeps raising the bar with every chapter. Will they survive?”-Judy Hogan, author of the Penny Weaver mysteries and founding editor of Carolina Wren Press
Bob "Bric" Bricsonn, hardware store owner in Duluth, Minnesota and his friends, a civil engineer and a foreman at the local food plant come to realize that the tumultuous economic environment will soon crush and discard them. They decide there is only one way out of their financial traps. Three couples agree that desperate times call for desperate measures. The amateurs enter into the professional world of crime; a robbery, a drug buy, and drug resale down state. From the beginning the six learn that their actions have unintended and dire consequences. Errors in judgment, and misplaced enthusiasm put the plan in jeopardy from the start. Violence begets violence; intended and accidental. Alliances and relationships are fluid, because the drive for the big payoff is everyone's goal. Deception and double dealing abound. Bric struggles to keep the team on the right path, but ultimately he can trust only himself. A new player offers him a way to reach his financial goal.