A Novel

Author: Barbara Gowdy

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429921572

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2052

From the internationally acclaimed author of The White Bone and The Romantic, a haunting and suspenseful novel of abduction and obsessive love Nine-year-old Rachel Fox has the face of an angel, a heart-stopping luminosity that strikes all who meet her. Her single mother, Celia, working at a video store by day and a piano bar by night, is not always around to shield her daughter from the attention—both benign and sinister—that her beauty draws. Attention from model agencies, for example, or from Ron, a small-appliance repairman who, having seen Rachel once, is driven to see her again and again. When a summer blackout plunges the city into darkness and confusion, Rachel is taken from her home. A full-scale search begins, but days pass with no solid clues, only a phone call Celia receives from a woman whose voice she has heard before but cannot place. And as Celia fights her terror and Rachel starts to trust in her abductor's kindness, the only other person who knows where she is wavers between loyalty to the captor and saving the child. Will Rachel be found before her abductor's urge to protect and cherish turns to something altogether less innocent? Tapping into the fear that lies just below the surface of contemporary city life, Barbara Gowdy draws on her trademark empathy and precision to create a portrait of love at its most consuming and ambiguous and to uncover the volatile point at which desire gives way to the unthinkable.


Author: Daniel Palmer

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786032162

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4691

From the acclaimed author of Delirious comes a fast-paced, electrifying, and timely thriller where the greatest threats lie beneath a small town's peaceful veneer. . . Tom Hawkins is an ex-Navy Seal turned high-school soccer coach, struggling to forge a good relationship with his teenage daughter, Jill. It's no easy task given the poisonous influence of his ex-wife, Kelly. It gets even tougher when Kelly is found dead in suspicious circumstances. "If Palmer's second thriller doesn't generate tingling spinal columns, then nothing will." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Moving back to Shilo, New Hampshire, to raise Jill, Tom ignores the whispers about his possible involvement in Kelly's death. Then an anonymous blog post accuses him of having an affair with one of his young players. As the allegations escalate to shocking proportions, implicating him in a sexting ring, Tom realizes he's being targeted by insidious, elusive enemies. Now the only way to protect his daughter is to reckon with the secrets in his past and unravel a web of greed, betrayal, and desperation that stretches far wider than he could have ever imagined. . . "Palmer scores again with a terrific thriller that has it all." –Library Journal (starred review) "A compelling and deeply puzzling thriller." --The Associated Press "Warning: once you start reading this novel, you will not stop!" --Lisa Gardner "Slam-dunk readable." --Andrew Gross "A high speed thriller." --Lisa Scottoline


Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us

Author: Christie Blatchford

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385670419

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8067

It officially began on February 28, 2006, when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. Over the course of the spring and summer of that first year, the criminal actions of the occupiers included throwing a vehicle over an overpass, the burning down of a hydro transformer which caused a three-day blackout, the torching of a bridge and the hijacking of a police vehicle. During the very worst period, ordinary residents living near the site had to pass through native barricades, show native-issued "passports", and were occasionally threatened with body searches and routinely subjected to threats. Much of this lawless conduct occurred under the noses of the Ontario Provincial Police, who, often against their own best instincts, stood by and watched: They too had been intimidated. Arrests, where they were made, weren't made contemporaneously, but weeks or monthlater. The result was to embolden the occupiers and render non-native citizens vulnerable and afraid. Eighteen months after the occupation began, a home builder named Sam Gualtieri, working on the house he was giving his daughter as a wedding present, was attacked by protesters and beaten so badly he will never fully recover from his injuries. The occupation is now in its fifth year. Throughout, Christie Blatchford has been observing, interviewing, and investigating with the tenacity that has made her both the doyen of Canadian crime reporters and a social commentator beloved for her uncompromising sense of right and wrong. In Helpless she tells the full story for the first time - a story that no part of the press or media in Canada has been prepared to tackle with the unflinching objectivity that Christie Blatchford displays on every page. This is a book whose many revelations, never before reported, will shock and appall. But the last word should go to the author: "This book is not about aboriginal land claims. The book is not about the wholesale removal of seven generations of indigenous youngsters from their reserves and families - this was by dint of federal government policy - or the abuse dished out to many of them at the residential schools into which they were arbitrarily placed or the devastating effects that haunt so many today. This book is not about the dubious merits of the reserve system which may better serve those who wish to see native people fail than those who want desperately for them to succeed. I do not in any way make light of these issues, and they are one way or another in the background of everything that occurred in Caledonia. "What Helpless is about is the failure of government to govern and to protect all its citizens equally." From the Hardcover edition.

Helpless Imperialists

Imperial Failure, Fear and Radicalization

Author: Maurus Reinkowski

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525310447

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 2531

Helpless Imperialists enquires into the relation between imperial exposure, fear, radicalization and violence and highlights moments of peripety bringing imperialist grandeur to collapse.

Helpless as a Baby

Author: J. D. Waters

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467878715

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 3212

This book starts with a paradox and ends with a riddle. The paradox notes that the mammal specie with the most capable adults is the mammal specie with the most hekpless of babies. Is there a connection? The author contends that there is. He attempts to show how the evolution of the helpless baby has led to reciprocal genetic and behavioural adaptions of the nursing females. In addition, the increasing length of the baby's helplessness resulted in the development of the hominid multi-age brood. The author shows how the Long and Short Birth Interval multi-age broods led to social sharing, unified teamwork, speech, language; and civilisation.

The Helpless King

Author: Nelson Ebwelleson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477282637

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5844

An awe-inspiring king who had the total command of his kingdom was reduced to nothing by Mother Nature. He was robbed of his majesty and became a beggar. Homeless, debased, and demoralized, the king lion went begging from house to house. At the end he was offered a place but was soon tossed out, because he does not keep his promise.

From Hopeless And Helpless To Healing

Author: Brenda Walker Kirkland

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450279317

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

View: 4811

Our story involves autism and the devastation that it’s diagnoses brings with it. I don’t think we can ever be prepared to hear a doctor tell us that our precious child has something wrong, but when we are told that the medical community does not know what causes the disease and there is absolutely no cure, we find ourselves left with nothing to hold onto. I have never, in my entire life, felt so hopeless and helpless. What were we going to do? How would we overcome this life sentence that our precious little boy had been given? How would we cope with all that lay ahead? Thus began an amazing journey, and through the love of my son and my precious little grandson, I began a faith walk with God that would take me down paths that I never could have imagined. Even today, no one is more surprised that I could overcome so much, so easily and with the joy and peace that fills my life. God has brought me and my family this far, but I believe our story has not ended, it has only just begun.

All Humans Are Helpless

Author: Emmanuel Oghene

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469183013

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 9985

The term “Managing Your Measure Maximally” means optimizing your personalized measure of joy and sadness, surplus and scarcity, prosperity and peasantness or peasantry, etc., as long as you live. All humans have their high and low seasons, best and worst seasons, good and bad seasons. Ecclesiastes 3 attests to these but how we manage such season matters. How we manage our lives maximally amidst the realization that you are inevitably vulnerable is the real issue here. God Almighty has the fi nal defi nition of what is good and bad, acceptable and unacceptable at any point in time. Therefore, cleaving to and looking up to Him always, is one of the best things to do in life. If parents can hurt, strength can fail the strong, wealth can fail the rich, and wisdom would not immune from vulnerability and attendant misfortune, then, there is no better wisdom than depending on God who is not subject to the law of inevitable vulnerability.

Before My Helpless Sight

Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914–1918

Author: Dr Leo van Bergen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472454839

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 304

Despite the numerous vicious conflicts that scarred the twentieth century, the horrors of the Western Front continue to exercise a particularly strong hold on the modern imagination. The unprecedented scale and mechanization of the war changed forever the way suffering and dying were perceived and challenged notions of what the nations could reasonably expect of their military. Examining experiences of the Western Front, this book looks at the life of a soldier from the moment he marched into battle until he was buried. In five chapters - Battle, Body, Mind, Aid, Death - it describes and analyzes the physical and mental hardship of the men who fought on a front that stretched from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. Beginning with a broad description of the war it then analyzes the medical aid the Tommies, Bonhommes and Frontschweine received - or all too often did not receive - revealing how this aid was often given for military and political rather than humanitarian reasons (getting the men back to the front or munitions factory and trying to spare the state as many war-pensions as possible). It concludes with a chapter on the many ways death presented itself on or around the battlefield, and sets out in detail the problems that arise when more people are killed than can possibly be buried properly. In contrast to most books in the field this study does not focus on one single issue - such as venereal disease, plastic surgery, shell-shock or the military medical service - but takes a broad view on wounds and illnesses across both sides of the conflict. Drawing on British, French, German, Belgian and Dutch sources it shows the consequences of modern warfare on the human individuals caught up in it, and the way it influences our thinking on 'humanitarian' activities.


The True Story of a Neglected Girl Betrayed and Exploited by the Neighbour She Trusted

Author: Marianne Marsh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007281145

Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims

Page: 304

View: 1030

Eight year old Marianne, the eldest of five children, was neglected by her slovenly mother and her violent alcoholic father. Uncared for and unkempt she was rejected at school by her peers and scarcely tolerated by her teachers. Only one person gave her the affection she craved; a neighbour who seeing the vulnerable child knew she was easy prey for his perverted desires. 'Little Lady' he called her over the few months he groomed her. Less than twelve months later she was caught in a trap of fear -- if she talked she would be punished. With no one to turn to she kept 'their secret'. At thirteen she fell pregnant. Still too frightened to speak out she refused to tell the social workers who the father was. Without family support the teenager gave birth to a daughter in the unmarried mother's home. Six weeks later the baby she had already grown to love was taken away for adoption. Marianne returned home, but the neighbour's abuse continued and a year later she was pregnant again. This time her father literally tried to beat the baby out of her but she failed to miscarry. Scared for her life and that of her baby's she ran away from home carrying only a plastic bag stuffed with her few possessions. Marianne who still missed her first child desperately struggled to keep her second daughter. Two months after the birth she realized that for the baby's sake she would have to hand her over for adoption. HELPLESS is Marianne's heartbreaking story as told the bestselling author of DON'T TELL MUMMY.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873980005


Page: N.A

View: 1928

The Youth Sports Crisis: Out-of-Control Adults, Helpless Kids

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440831394

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 249

View: 3018

This provocative critique of the youth sports movement examines the various issues surrounding children in sports and provides a plan for reform based on a change in philosophy and practice. • Contains a separate chapter on youth football that highlights the toxic elements of the sport • Features a comprehensive bibliography of some 275 sources containing scholarly and popular books, periodicals, conference papers, and online resources • Offers a comprehensive view on the topic, including the expenses, injuries, and exploitation by coaches • Explores the damaging culture of hypermasculinity inherent in boys sports


Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

Author: N.A

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546652291


Page: 301

View: 6678

Ever need a fact or quotation on helpless? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term helpless, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for helpless, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (

Among the Dead: For a helpless, autistic child, it was inevitable. For the prime suspect, a choice.

Author: Roger Canaff

Publisher: Waldorf Publishing

ISBN: 1641368454

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2070

When a beautiful and profoundly autistic boy named Hector is found hideously throat-cut in a Bronx row house, it’s his father, a callous and deceitful widower with gang ties, who emerges as the prime suspect. Reluctantly catching the case is A.D.A. Alex Greco, himself the wounded father of an autistic son who died at age three. A relative newcomer to the challenging and often brutal world of New York’s toughest borough, Alex has been excelling in this environment for two years, rebuilding his shattered personal life and finding love again with a brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Nikki Jaynes. But Alex guards a horrific secret from his own past, and prosecuting Hector’s case will do more than re-open old wounds—it may tear apart his present life as well. Teamed up with two savvy and colorful NYPD detectives, they build a strong case against the boy’s father, Norman Ruiz. But twists unfold as similarities are discovered by the Medical Examiner between Hector’s case and two recent adult murders, a fact which could exonerate Norman or make him a suspect in multiple homicides. Another murder shatters the case from the inside out. All the while, echoes from Alex’s own compromised past continue to reverberate, threatening everything he’s rebuilt as a case that now haunts him speeds toward its shocking conclusion.

Helpless: A True Short Story

Author: Rosie Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007541821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 9819

A dramatic short story from experienced foster carer Rosie Lewis.


Author: AJ Adams

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1310160139

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 3006

I opened the boot, and at the sight of the girl, Crush began grinning. “Hey, is that for me, too?” “You can go fuck yourself!” The little tart blew up instantly. “You evil bastard, let me go!” “Whoo! I like her!” Crush is a man who enjoys performing to the stereotypical outlaw biker image. This time I could see he meant it, and so did the girl. She opened her mouth, spotted Crush’s cut and went very quiet. “You can’t have her. She’s my collateral.” I pulled her towards me, snapped through her ankle ties with the box cutter and threw her over my shoulder. She muttered furiously, but she’d stopped fighting. I could feel her raise her head and look over the crowd of gathering Disciples. She shivered and went limp. I guess she didn’t like the look of the party. Crush was still curious. “Collateral for what?” “Alistair’s man took my Busa.” “You’re shitting me!” –––– Fracas Macintyre has been in and out of trouble all her life but this time it’s worse than ever. In debt to a loan shark, she’s caught up in a war between the Alistairs, nicknamed The Irish Mob, and Belial’s Disciples, England’s nastiest MC. Kidnapped and at the mercy of Caden Winslow, Fracas is convinced that life is going to get very nasty indeed. Caden Winslow is an ex soldier used to taking care of business. When an Alistair henchman steals his beloved Busa, he simply takes one of theirs hostage and expects a simple trade will solve the problem. However, Caden is about to be pulled into a war. Warning: This book contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex. It is for adults only.

Counseling Gems

Thoughts for the Practitioner

Author: James P. Carnevale

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780915202881

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 925

This book contains 110 "gems" about counseling situations gleaned from a practitioner's experience as an advisor to practicum students in counseling in which he advised students on different ways to think about counseling situations. The suggestions are organized under eight headings. The first 19 suggestions deal with counseling philosophy and points of view and the next 10 focus on goals and boundaries of counseling. Five suggestions are included in a section of clients' reasons for counseling and 21 suggestions are specific to the counselor's role in counseling. Nine suggestions focus on problems encountered in counseling and 31 suggestions are concerned with counseling techniques and procedures. Thirteen suggestions are included in a section on the "do's" and don'ts" of counseling. The final two suggestions look at termination of treatment. For each of the 110 suggestions, the "gem" is presented in bold type followed by brief comments on the idea presented in the "gem." (NB)