• Fiction


Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 0440244471
Category: Fiction
Page: 514
View: 8633
When a young girl is brutally raped and murdered in a wealthy Atlanta neighborhood, and the girl's mother kills the attacker with her bare hands, agent Will Trent is assigned to unravel the case. Reprint.

    • Young Adult Fiction


A Slated novel
Author: Teri Terry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101591706
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
View: 6069
Perfect for fans of the dystopian settings of The Hunger Games and Divergent, the gripping second installment of the Slated trilogy is a riveting psychological thriller set in a future where violent teens have their memory erased as an alternative to jail. Kyla has been Slated—her personality wiped blank, her memories lost to her forever. Or so she thought. She shouldn’t be able to remember anything. But increasingly she can—and she’s discovering that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life and wants her help, she thinks she’s on her way to finding the truth. But this new knowledge lands her in the middle of a tug-of-war between two dangerous adversaries, and despite her misgivings about both of them, she’s forced to choose a side for her own protection.

    • Fiction


Author: Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503937826
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7865
"Welcome, neighbor!" Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, "The Murder Game." Since Julie doesn t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course. "We know where you live. " After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly."

    • Death


Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408846160
Category: Death
Page: 261
View: 3536
A breathtaking story of complicated friendships, twisted love and the fine line between life and death. The perfect thrill for fans of Sophie McKenzie and Cat Clarke

    • Fiction


Author: Dani Atkins
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781857105
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6091
What would you do if life gave you a second chance? The night of the accident changed everything... Now, five years on, Rachel's life is crumbling. She lives alone in a tiny flat, working in a dead-end job, desperate with guilt over her best friend's death. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But life doesn't work like that ... Does it? The night of the accident was a lucky escape... Now, five years on, Rachel's life is perfect. She has a wonderful fiancé, loving family and friends around her, and the career she always wanted. But why can't Rachel shake the memory of a very different life? Gripping, romantic and heartbreaking, Fractured is a magical love story that asks: can two different stories lead to the same happy ending?

    • Political Science

The Fractured Republic

Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism
Author: Yuval Levin
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093256
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 3281
Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish, and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our governing institutions often seem paralyzed. And our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that Americans--and the politicians who represent them--are overwhelmingly nostalgic for a better time. The Left looks back to the middle of the twentieth century, when unions were strong, large public programs promised to solve pressing social problems, and the movements for racial integration and sexual equality were advancing. The Right looks back to the Reagan Era, when deregulation and lower taxes spurred the economy, cultural traditionalism seemed resurgent, and America was confident and optimistic. Each side thinks returning to its golden age could solve America's problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin argues that this politics of nostalgia is failing twenty-first-century Americans. Both parties are blind to how America has changed over the past half century--as the large, consolidated institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism, dynamism, and liberalization have come at the cost of dwindling solidarity, cohesion, and social order. This has left us with more choices in every realm of life but less security, stability, and national unity. Both our strengths and our weaknesses are therefore consequences of these changes. And the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life will need to be answered by the strengths of our decentralized, diverse, dynamic nation. Levin argues that this calls for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society-families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, we can achieve not a single solution to the problems of our age, but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges we face and suited to enable an American revival.

    • Fiction


Author: Dawn Barker
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 0733629261
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8214
Even the perfect family can fall apart. This compelling, emotional debut from Dawn Barker now includes a bonus sample of her new book, Let Her Go. An unforgettable novel that brings to life a new mother's worst fears. Tony is worried. His wife, Anna, isn't coping with their newborn. Anna had wanted a child so badly and, when Jack was born, they were both so happy. They'd come home from the hospital a family. Was it really only six weeks ago? But Anna hasn't been herself since. One moment she's crying, the next she seems almost too positive. It must be normal with a baby, Tony thought; she's just adjusting. He had been busy at work. It would sort itself out. But now Anna and Jack are missing. And Tony realises that something is really wrong... What happens to this family will break your heart and leave you breathless. 'Moving at a cracking pace, Fractured is part psychological thriller, part family drama. ... This novel will be a great book club read as it ends with more questions than answers' - Bookseller & Publisher 'Fractured is an extraordinary exploration of mental illness and grief told with great confidence and compassion.' - Newtown Review of Books

    • Fiction


A Novel
Author: Lamar Herrin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125003275X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 634
A Thousand Acres and Empire Falls meet during the present hydrofracking controversy as a beleaguered patriarch must decide the fate of his land and children in this enveloping family drama The Joyner family sits atop prime Marcellus Shale. When landmen for the natural gas companies begin to lease property all around the family's hundred acres, the Joyners start to take notice. Undecided on whether or not to lease the family land, Frank Joyner must weigh his heirs' competing motivations. All of this culminates as a looming history of family tragedy resurfaces. A sprawling family novel, Fractures follows each Joyner as the controversial hydrofracking issue slowly exacerbates underlying passions and demons. With echoes of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Fractures takes its reader deep into the beating heart and hearth of a family divided "Lamar Herrin's Fractures is a brilliantly conceived and executed novel that illustrates how coping with familial dysfunctions can help us understand and deal with the more deadly dysfunctions of society. Here's one of my favorite writers at his finest." —Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse James

    • Religion

Faithful and Fractured

Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis
Author: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell,Jason Byassee
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493410733
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 3703
Clergy suffer from certain health issues at a rate higher than the general population. Why are pastors in such poor health? And what can be done to help them step into the abundant life God desires for them? Although anecdotal observations about poor clergy health abound, concrete data from multiple sources supporting this claim hasn't been made accessible--until now. Duke's Clergy Health Initiative (CHI), a major, decade-long research project, provides a true picture of the clergy health crisis over time and demonstrates that improving the health of pastors is possible. Bringing together the best in social science and medical research, this book quantifies the poor health of clergy with theological engagement. Although the study focused on United Methodist ministers, the authors interpret CHI's groundbreaking data for a broad ecumenical readership. In addition to physical health, the book examines mental health and spiritual well-being, and suggests that increasing positive mental health may prevent future physical and mental health problems for clergy. Concrete suggestions tailored to clergy are woven throughout the book.

    • Medical

Fractured Minds

A Case-study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Jenni A. Ogden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195171365
Category: Medical
Page: 397
View: 3789
Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. At another level, it is a well-referenced and up-to-date textbook that provides a holistic view of the practice of clinical neuropsychology. Included are reader-friendly descriptions and explanations of a wide range of neurological disorders and neuroscientific concepts. Two introductory chapters are followed by 17 chapters that each focus on a specific disorder and include research, clinical assessment, rehabilitation, and a detailed case study. Disorders range across the full spectrum from common ones such as traumatic brain injury and dementia, to rare disorder such as autotopagnosia. Each of the 16 chapters retained from the first edition has been revised to reflect current research and clinical advances. Three new chapters on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease incorporate discussion of important current topics such as genetically-transmitted diseases, genetic counseling, gene transplantation, functional neurosurgery, and the complex ethical issues that go hand-in-hand with these new techniques. This informative and engaging book will be of interest to students of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology, health professionals who work with neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers who are simply fascinated by the mind and brain."

    • Health care reform


America's Broken Health Care System and what We Must Do to Heal it
Author: Ted Epperly
Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982758830
Category: Health care reform
Page: 294
View: 7998
In America, we spend over 2.6 trillion dollars on health care each year, yet we rank 37th in the world for health care outcomes. Even more shocking, 50 million Americans dont have any sort of health insurance and another 80 million are underinsured. These harrowing statistics reflect that, as a nation, we focus more on disease and sickness than on wellness and health, creating a society where many are living sick and dying young. The reality is clear: we suffer from a dysfunctional, have versus have-not health care system where medical miracles are performed for some, while access to care is denied to others. In Fractured, Dr. Epperly draws on his decades of experience as a family physician to identify the systems gaps and disparities and propose a compelling strategy to mend them, with the goal of creating an integrated, accessible, patient-centered approach to health and medicine.

    • Femoral neck fractures

Fractured Neck of Femur

Prevention and Management
Author: Royal College of Physicians of London
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
ISBN: 9780900596810
Category: Femoral neck fractures
Page: 22
View: 1208

    • Social Science

Fractured Homeland

Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario
Author: Bonita Lawrence
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822872
Category: Social Science
Page: 327
View: 8493
In 1992, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, the only federally recognized Algonquin reserve in Ontario, launched a comprehensive land claim. The action not only drew attention to the fact that Canada had acquired Algonquin land without negotiating a treaty, but it also focused attention on the two-thirds of Algonquins who have never been recognized as Indian. Fractured Homeland is Bonita Lawrence's stirring account of how the claim forced federally unrecognized Algonquin in Ontario to confront both the issue of their own identity and the failure of Algonquin leaders - who launched the claim - to develop a more inclusive vision of nationhood.

    • Technology & Engineering

Geologic Analysis of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Author: Ronald Nelson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080507293
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
View: 2721
Geologists, engineers, and petrophysicists concerned with hydrocarbon production from naturally fractured reservoirs will find this book a valuable tool for obtaining pertinent rock data to evaluate reserves and optimize well location and performance. Nelson emphasizes geological, petrophysical, and rock mechanics to complement other studies of the subject that use well logging and classical engineering approaches. This well organized, updated edition contains a wealth of field and laboratory data, case histories, and practical advice. A great how-to-guide for anyone working with fractured or highly anisotropic reservoirs Provides real-life illustrations through case histories and field and laboratory data

    • Bangladesh

The Fractured Scales

The Search for a Uniform Personal Code
Author: Faustina Pereira
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788185604510
Category: Bangladesh
Page: 239
View: 1354
With reference to South Asia.

    • History

Age of Fracture

Author: Daniel T. Rodgers
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057449
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 5466
Rodgers presents the first broadly gauged history of the ideas and arguments that profoundly reshaped America in the last quarter of the twentieth century. From the ways in which Ronald Reagan changed the formulas of the Cold War presidency to the era’s intense debates over gender, race, economics, and history, it maps the dynamics through which mid-twentieth-century ideas of structure fell apart between the mid 1970s and the end of the century. Where conventional histories of modern America have focused on specific decades, the book traces the larger transformations in social ideas and visions that reshaped the era from the early 1970s through the end of the century.

    • Aquifers

Fractured Aquifers - Formation Evaluation by Well Testing

Author: Kurt Ambo Nielsen
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425130194
Category: Aquifers
Page: 229
View: 733
FRACTURED AQUIFERS presents state-of-the-art methods for analyzing well test result from fractured aquifers, including vertical and horizontal fractures and dual-porosity behavior.

    • Juvenile Fiction


Author: Teri Terry
Publisher: Speak
ISBN: 0142425079
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 5324
Originally published in hardcover in 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books.

    • Photography


Author: Jeremy Kost
Publisher: Damiani Editore
ISBN: 9788862083638
Category: Photography
Page: 208
View: 3862
Jeremy Kost's (born 1977) last monograph, "It's Always Darkest before Dawn," established him as a master of the Polaroid. His body of work is at once image, performative act and genre-bending fusion of subject, environment and artistic technique. Born of one of the fortuitous mistakes in the artist's studio that leads to incredible breakthroughs--a camera malfunction-- Kost's latest series consists of multiple-exposure Polaroids of young, stereotypically beautiful men--a subject and technique that Kost has been investigating for nearly a decade. These mesmerizing, layered Polaroid images are collected in "Fractured," along with contextualizing and descriptive text from Franklin Sirmans, LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art. Made throughout 2013, only a fraction of the work has been seen outside of the studio before the publication of this book. Presenting dreamlike, fractured narratives collapsed into a single Polaroid frame, each image takes the viewer to an intimate place filled with broken dreams and unrequited desire, while celebrating man's beauty and identity. Whether cropped to show luminous details or simply floated on the page, each photograph represents a tangible, beautiful moment layered in mystery.

    • Mathematics

Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media

Author: Peter Dietrich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540232704
Category: Mathematics
Page: 447
View: 5013
This book addresses the characterization of flow and transport in porous fractured media from experimental and modeling perspectives. The volume explores porous media problems, from the origin of the present natural porous structures, to their characterization, and various flow and transport phenomena that exist within the porous media. Examples are miscible displacements in porous media and fractured rock and the physical and chemical interactions within porous fractured aquifers. The book is a comprehensive presentation of investigations performed and analysed on different scales, supporting the understanding and application of experimental studies and numerical simulations.