Author: Stephen R. George
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Twelve-year-old April Kostanuik despises her run-down house and working-class parents. She can't belong to them. Someday, her real parents will find her and take her away to a magical new place where she can spend her days playing the piano, lost in the music she loves. Even on the day of the terrible accident, she is still full of hatred and fury … and not at all ready to die. John and Kathleen Woodrow have the picture-perfect family. Until their daughter starts changing. Never good at math, twelve-year-old Melissa is suddenly getting straight A’s. Without a single piano lesson she has become an overnight prodigy. Then there are the weird pictures she doesn’t remember drawing … pictures she signs A.K. … Pretty soon, she won’t be their Melissa at all …
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hidden by her cursed angelic boyfriend in a school for Nephilim, Luce discovers the meaning of the Shadows that have always followed her and begins manipulating them to learn about her past lives.
A Charlie Parker Thriller
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
#1 internationally bestselling author John Connolly delivers a masterful combination of “the hard-boiled with the supernatural” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) with this return of dangerous and driven private investigator Charlie Parker as he battles an old evil that haunts a strange and isolated community. Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings, and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart, imprisoned and brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death, but was saved; of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade. Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war. Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder. All in the name of the being they serve. All in the name of the Dead King.
Author: Jeremy Bishop
Publisher: Breakneck Media
Jeremy Bishop’s first pulse-pounding novel is a horrific tale of post-apocalyptic terror that is one part zombie story and one part Dante’s Inferno. The story asks hard questions and generates strong emotions in everyone who reads it—anger, excitement, and most of all: FEAR. This book asks the question that everyone is afraid to answer: Are you ready? Small town reporter, Mia Durante, finds herself having brunch with the President of the United States on the day civilization comes to an end. An electromagnetic pulse blinds America. Cars crash. Planes fall. Chaos reigns. Power is restored within minutes, but it’s already too late. Russian nukes are falling. U.S. allies around the world are all ready wiped out. The United States will cease to exist inside of five minutes. After giving the order to launch a full-scale retaliation, dooming the planet, the President, White House staff, Secret Service and those lucky enough to be visiting the White House, are whisked below ground, where they board several Earth Escape Pods. As the EEPs launch into Earth orbit, missiles descend. Less than forty survive the end of the world. When they return, they’re greeted by survivors of a different sort. The bloodbath that follows leaves Durante and nine other survivors on the run. They find themselves fighting for survival in a world in which only torment remains and where death is the only escape.
The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies
Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
Category: Political Science
Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation—by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators—so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils's examination of a recurring American characteristic is as timely as ever. "Brief...lucid... brilliant."—American Political Science Review. "A fine, sophisticated analysis of American social metabolism."—New Republic. "An excitingly lucid and intelligent work on a subject of staggering importance...the social preconditions of political democracy."—Social Forces.
Author: John Deakin
Dont worry you wont be in there for long, and theres plenty of room where youre going. These are seventeen words to define almost all of Tom Waltons adult life. Looking back on his one hundredth birthday, he remembers a life of tragedy, retribution, and finally reconciliation, Toms story starts in a Midlands mining village. Then hes taken to France and the retreat to the coast in May 1940 where he returns after the war-seeking retribution and then to a war crimes trial in Hamburg. Tom is tormented by his experiences, which have a profound effect on two families. Will it ever end?
A Memoir of Ezra Pound
Author: Hilda Doolittle,Norman Holmes Pearson,Michael John King
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They had been engaged for a period, and what began as a brief romance developed into a lifetime's friendship and collaboration in poetry. Throughout the reminiscence runs H. D's conviction that her life and Pound's had been irrevocably entwined since those early days when they had walked together in the Pennsylvania woods and he wrote for her verse after William Morris, Rossetti, Swinburne, and Chaucer. Twenty-five of these poems, handbound in vellum by Pound and called "Hilda's Book," are published here for the first time as an epilogue to this important and moving document.
Author: June Zetter
Abduction of young girls for trafficking , murder, drugs and exchange of vast amounts of money with gangs . It brings to the surface of what is actually happening today in towns and cities around the United Kingdom and around other countries in the world.
Author: emma darcy
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Maggie is marrying her fiancé, Dan, but she is not completely sure he is in love with her. Then, the new company president, Ian Drake, comes into her life. After meeting him, she realizes he's the first man who really understands her. She starts to show her affection for him, but somehow, Ian keeps rejecting her…
The Truth Behind the Torment
Author: Ruth Velikovsky Sharon
Publisher: Paradigma Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This edition is a supplement to Velikovsky's biography "ABA--The Glory and the Torment," written by his daughter. Here, she publishes original letters in their entirety, shedding a revealing light on the defamatory campaign Velikovsky and his scientific work have been subjected to.
Author: Douglas Hill
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Children's stories
Having succeeded in defeating the deadly Mr Redman, Nick and April are left alone with the knowledge that their only friends, Paddy and Julia, may be dead as a result. But as time passes April, whose psychic powers are increasing, begins to sense that they are still alive. So begins a journey in search of their friends. A journey for which even stronger magic is required. And a journey which takes them into a terrifying nether world where soulless beings walk a never ending path of mist and sorrow. And if they find their friends . . . what then? Even with the help of creepy skeletal Bertrand do they have the slightest hope of escaping the path and returning home? Or are they too doomed to be swallowed by the mists and lost to the mortal world forever . . ?
Stories That Break the Cycle of Torment
Author: Helen Carmichael Porter
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Helen Carmichael Porter has been touring her stories about victims and bullies for over seven years. The stories in The Bully and Me are first person accounts by both victims and bullies. The victims try to change the situation and usually, but not always, succeed. The stories are descriptive narratives of what happens to real people. They are based on Porter's observations, countless interviews, personal experience, and imagination. The book explores the idea that victims and bullies are two sides of the same coin and that the healing of both lies in dealing with this paradox. There is not a lot of real violence in these stories; there is some, and much of it is implied in threats, taunts, gossip, e-mails, gestures, and language. Most of the bullying is teasing and it is always designed to torment and ridicule. The Bully and Me also refers to biblical and folk tales in the comments showing how bullying is not a new problem. This is not a self-help book; it is about listening to and thinking about the stories of bullying that happen everyday in our homes, our schools, and our communities.
Author: Vincent L. Perri
"Torment" is the only way to describe the horrors that Dr. Germane Sheffield must endure. As a child watching his stepfather kill his little brother, Sheffie is thrown into a psychological drama that you won't soon forget.
Author: Barbara Leigh Stevens
TORMENT is a mystery novel set in the small fictional town of Marcville, Ontario, a model bedroom town. Westland High is its model school. But both are susceptible to cracks in the harmony of the social milieu, and silent tears in the misery of individual lives. When Kyra Whitehead, a vivacious cheerleader, is raped at a celebratory team party, no one anticipates what follows this single, horrific act. Amongst hundreds of staff and students, finding witnesses is not a problem, but defining motives and eliminating inconsequential evidence becomes a nightmare for Detective Michael Stewart and his crew of fellow police officers. Identifying suspects can only be achieved by realizing who the intended victims were, and then, who would want to harm them. The words and actions of a string of proposed suspects are interpreted in unexpected and startling ways. The story leads us through the trauma of lives brutalized by bullying, and into worlds where drug and gambling addictions redefine the bully and the victim.
Author: John Minahan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Few of us will ever know the satisfaction of becoming number one in our professions; in music, the odds are astronomical. Musicologists tell us that in the ideal--or abstract--situation, an individual is genetically predisposed with a special gift, works at it from infancy, isolated from distractions, and denied any choice in the matter, until the discipline develops into an almost monomaniacal drive for perfection. Buddy Rich achieved that perfection. The cost was very high. This book was written in the form of a diary, researched by the author as he traveled with Buddy Rich to various cities in the US, Canada, England, and Scotland. It was not intended to be an authorative analysis of an eminent contemporary musician or a detailed biographical treatment. It is a selective account of representative events in the life of a musical genius, an attempt to reflect aspects of his complex personality and the role played by his family, friends, and enemies--real and imagined.
Suicidal Depression and Spirituality
Author: Benedict Auer,Jessy A. Ang
Arnold Krowneski is taken under the wing of his high school art teacher, Mrs. M. She sees great potential in his ability, so she introduces him to another friend, who owns an art gallery of great renown, one Mr. George Zukor, who in turn introduces the boy to the world of art. George promotes him, in an attempt to make his name synonymous with Dali and Picasso. Arnie's work was equal to these two giants of the art world, but his style was quite different. His work never had to be explained. You knew what it was the moment you saw it. The color, the subject, the story it told was like magic and you could get lost in a dream, just looking at them. He used a number of models for realism. He would pose them on a couch or a chair, but frequently ended up in bed with them. Some thing about him seemed to intrigue the ladies. So come along on his ride toward the top, to fame and riches. See the beauty in many of the things he saw on the way, and meet the people who would alter his, day- to-day existence, on his skyrocket to get there.
Author: A. A. Miller, Sr.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
This is a book about trouble in the world and the cause behind it. It tells you how things that you can¿t explain still have meaning behind them. Pain and Torment live with you in your day to day lives, but they are more than just bad words.
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Hill, Tony (Fictitious character)
Stunning psychological thriller featuring Tony Hill, hero of The Wire in the Blood, from one of Britain's bestselling novelists
Author: Sue Heaven
Publisher: Xlibris UK
The tragic death of a young man leaving behind a wife and child whom he loved so much... The torment of a young, beautiful, women and that of her unborn child... What secrets will a neglected, stately home reveal? Who is the ghostly apparition captured on a photo... What journey will Rosie and Sarah need to travel in order to reveal the truth? Why can’t the young man ‘Rest in Peace’ until justice is done...