Pam of Babylon

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Suzanne Jenkins

ISBN: 1461135923

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 3367

Pam Smith is a Long Island housewife who spends her weekdays preparing for her husband Jack to return every weekend from the city. Their life is a perfect picture of Americana, a modern Norman Rockwell painting of success, comfort, and the love of family and friends. Then, on a Saturday that seems no different than any other, tragedy strikes and Pam faces the greatest challenge of her previously charmed life. A riveting plot, shocking twists, and almost unbearable tension mark Suzanne Jenkins' debut, a heart-wrenching examination of lives suddenly and irrevocably torn apart. On his routine weekend trip home, Jack has a heart attack on the train and Pam soon finds herself on a trip to identify his body. Theoretically, this should give her some form of closure, but instead it is the moment her life takes an unexpected trip down the rabbit hole of intrigue and past sins come shockingly to life. Pam must confront a series of revelations that unmask a life she realizes she only thought she knew, and the losses and disappointments she discovers give color and understanding to a man markedly different than he appeared. Uncovering secrets and betrayals far worse than her most vivid nightmare, Pam retreats to their meticulous Babylon beach house, the one refuge she has to put the pieces of her life together and move toward ultimate forgiveness.A fascinating, multiple point of view character study about confronting mistakes and omissions in life, Jenkins' novel demonstrates the devastating consequences of our actions and how they can reverberate through generations. But it is through forgiveness that Pam finds redemption and strength, eschewing the option of victimization for one of power and, ultimately, personal peace. Affecting in its fast pacing and spare, evocative prose, Pam of Babylon is a powerful reminder for us all to strive to be better people.

Dream Lover

Author: Julie Kistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780373165353

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 7163

Prayers for the Dying

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781468142099

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 7644

Jack Smith left a trail of heartache, horror and pain. Now his widow Pam is learning more about herself as she and his other victims attempt to move on.

Family Dynamics

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479382682

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 9153

Pam finds new love and is finally overcoming the pain of Jack's rejection and her own role in events. Even her children are finding their own chances to move on with their lives, but is the family begin deceived again?

This Side of Paradise

American Literature

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 8503

INDEX BOOK ONE—The Romantic Egotist CHAPTER 1. Amory, Son of Beatrice CHAPTER 2. Spires and Gargoyles CHAPTER 3. The Egotist Considers CHAPTER 4. Narcissus Off Duty INTERLUDE May, 1917-February, 1919 BOOK TWO—The Education of a Personage CHAPTER 1. The Debutante CHAPTER 2. Experiments in Convalescence CHAPTER 3. Young Irony CHAPTER 4. The Supercilious Sacrifice CHAPTER 5. The Egotist Becomes a Personage

The Dogs of Babel

A Novel

Author: Carolyn Parkhurst

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0759528063

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7420

A poignant and beautiful debut novel explores a man's quest to unravel the mystery of his wife's death with the help of the only witness--their Rhodesian ridgeback, Lorelei.

The Greeks of Beaubien Street

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479311743

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3505

Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you'll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn't fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can't help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career. The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be anynationality, but they are Greek.

The Savant of Chelsea

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492386940

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 2684

In the French Quarter of New Orleans, the birth of a baby to a mentally ill woman marks the beginning of life for The Savant of Chelsea. An abusive childhood segues to the operating rooms of the largest medical center in New York as the gifted but unbalanced brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past. The horrific abuse and neglect of the protagonist eventually leads to the destruction of life. It is pure fiction, but the moral is that we truly reap what we sow. The reader will decide what happens after the climax. “The ending felt like a surprise…I realized how perfect was its O Henry-like irony. A mesmerizing read.”". You will see an amazingly wise and independent young girl grow into a puzzling woman genius who feels most comfortable being literally inside another's brain. You will wonder to yourself where this story could possibly go. Then as you continue on her journey with her, watch out!"Contains graphic descriptions of child abuse.

Alias the Cat

Author: Kim Deitch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409079813

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 700

At the centre of Alias the Cat are Kim Deitch and his wife, Pam - a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s. But when she buys a mysterious old cat costume, she and Kim find themselves in wholly new territory: the lost world of Alias the Cat, who, in 1915, appeared not only in a comic strip and film serial, but in real life as a freedom-fighting superhero. When Kim begins to research this forgotten figure, he uncovers one almost unbelievable story after another: about the Furries, a tiny subculture of people who dress up as cartoon animals in order to have sex; about Keller and Frankie, two seamen stranded on a Pacific island, forced to make cat toys to appease the natives; about the secret lover of Alias's alter ego, Malek Janochek; and, of course, about Deitch's own Waldo the Cat, the common thread weaving the stories together as Kim and Pam move toward a fateful showdown in Midgetville...New Jersey, of course. Alias the Cat is Kim Deitch at his eye-catching, mind-bending best.

Dewey

The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Author: Vicki Myron

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446542203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7215

The #1 New York Times bestseller that has sold over 1.2 million copies! Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

Not the End of the World

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316072649

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1578

Arthur is a precocious eight-year-old boy whose mother is a B-list celebrity more concerned with the state of her bank account than with her son's development. Then an enigmatic young nanny named Missy introduces him to a world he never knew existed.

The Wizard of Seattle

Author: Kay Hooper

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 9780307568540

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4421

She looked like a ragged, storm-drenched urchin, but from the moment Serena Smyth appeared on his Seattle doorstep, Richard Patrick Merlin recognized the spark behind her green eyes. Serena had crossed a country to find him, guided by her determination to become a master wizard. She knew he could be her teacher—but she never expected the charismatic, seductive power that was Merlin's. Nor had she dreamed of the fire he ignited in her body and soul, a flame that burned even hotter than the powerful talent she possessed but did not yet understand. Their love forbidden by an ancient law, Serena and Richard will take a desperate gamble and travel to a long-lost world to change the history that threatens to separate them. But they risk being torn apart forever, destroyed by a cursed land...and their own fierce desires. From the Paperback edition.

Hotel Babylon

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3010

'Something strange occurs to guests as soon as they check in. Even if in real life they are perfectly well-mannered, decent people with proper balanced relationships, as soon as they spin through the revolving hotel doors the normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply.' All of the following is true.Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. All the anecdotes, the stories, the characters, the situations, the highs, the lows, the scams, the drugs, the misery, the love, the death and the insanity are exactly as was told by Anonymous - someone who has spent his whole career working in hotels at the heart of London's luxury hotel industry. However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in a fictitious hotel known as Hotel Babylon. More than a decade is compressed into a day. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend money, the hotel makes money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin.It's just another twenty-four hours in an expensive London hotel.

The Last Tycoon

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9012

Inheriting Abraham

The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: Jon Douglas Levenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691155690

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 2239

"Levenson provides a masterful reading of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thinking that yielded three different portraits of Abraham. He sets the record straight about the biblical patriarch."---Sidney H. Griffith, author of The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam --Book Jacket.

Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385671083

Category: Fraser, Jamie (Fictitious character)

Page: 688

View: 7943

Twenty years ago, Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. To celebrate, this special commemorative edition features special production details, a brand-new letter and essay from the author, and a Random House Reader's Group Guide.

Monster Verse

Poems Human and Inhuman

Author: Tony Barnstone,Michelle Mitchell-Foust

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712402

Category: POETRY

Page: 256

View: 8274

"An anthology of poems from around the world and across the ages about monsters and fantastical creatures"--

Mrs. Beast

Author: Pamela Ditchoff

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978073203

Category:

Page: 226

View: 5376

MRS. BEAST is an enchantingly dark story about what became of the great fairy tale beauties after they said "I DO". The story begins with Beauty, who shortly after marrying the Prince realized she preferred her loving Beast to the vain and eccentric Prince. Leaving the comforts of the castle behind, she embarks on a quest to find Elora, the enchantress who changed the beast into a Prince, and convince her to change him back into the Beast. Her quest takes her through Grimm Land, a place where angst clings and spreads like lichen, and where she meets Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and learns what became of them after they married their princes. Snow White lives in a commune deep in the woods with the Seven Dwarfs, their seven wives and many children. Rapunzel lives in the low end of Storyendburg and makes her living on the streets. Sleeping Beauty is an opium addict living in the Kingdom of Dreams, and Cinderella hides behind a veil refusing to accept the toll aging has taken. MRS. BEAST turns fairy tale beauty inside out and invites the reader to do the same in this delicious twist on these fairy tale classics.

The Plant Paradox

The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

Author: Dr. Steven R. Gundry, M.D.

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062427148

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 1603

"I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm 37 pounds lighter in my pleather." --Kelly Clarkson Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions. At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world. The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including: Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content. Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption. Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins. With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.