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Six stories deal with wartime, guidelines for living, bankruptcy, an artist, and a bullfight
When an assignment takes engineer Leo Graff to Cay Habitat, he discovers hundreds of helpless children called quaddies being exploited for corporate gain, but adopting them is just the start--he must teach the quaddies the meaning of freedom. Winner of the Nebula Award. Reissue.
“Shannan’s story feels at once familiar and spectacular, ordinary and exceptional. You will discover that at the same time her words make you squirm, you will wish you lived next door to her. You will want her wisdom and you will want her pickles.” —Jen Hatmaker (from the foreword) Shannan Martin had the perfect life: a cute farmhouse on six rambling acres, a loving husband, three adorable kids, money, friends, a close-knit church—a safe, happy existence. But when the bottom dropped out through a series of shocking changes and ordinary inconveniences, the Martins followed God’s call to something radically different: a small house on the other side of the urban tracks, a shoestring income, a challenged public school, and the harshness of a county jail (where her husband is now chaplain). And yet the family’s plunge from “safety” was the best thing that could have happened to them. Falling Free charts their pilgrimage from the self-focused wisdom of the world to the topsy-turvy life of God’s more being found in less. Martin’s practical, sweetly subversive book invites us to rethink assumptions about faith and the good life, push past insecurity and fear, and look beyond comfortable, middle-class Christianity toward a deeper, richer, and ultimately more fulfilling life.
Amanda Southerland has a job she loves and a solid relationship with a man who looks great on paper. If it all feels a little hollow, so what? She’s got nothing to complain about. Her life is running like clockwork. That is until she slides down the side of a mountain and crashes into the cocky gym rat who's exactly the kind of guy she avoids. He’s all muscle, no finesse, and if she can’t stop thinking about him, it’s just because he irritates her. Nothing more. Michael Dean’s finally opened the gym of his dreams. He doesn’t have time for a relationship and he’s absolutely not looking for love - not until the beautiful rock climber practically falls into his lap. Meeting Amanda has reordered his priorities, even if she’s stubbornly racing toward a future with the wrong guy. She may not know that he’s her happily ever after, but he’s determined to make her fall again – right into his arms.
Falling apart, finding a lifeline, falling in love, and finding out who you really are. The bestselling author of Falling Hard (“An addicting read!”— New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin) returns to the racing hotspot of Chambliss, Florida, where the only thing faster than the cars on the track is the surge of chemistry in the stands. Ever since she was a teenager, Grace Parnell has had one ambition: to prove her father’s innocence and overturn his prison sentence. That drive led her to become a tough, compassionate lawyer—until the case hits a heartbreaking end. Now Grace is adrift, with no idea how to rebuild her life. It’s certainly not the time to fall in love. But from the moment she meets Artemis Tanner, their instant connection is undeniable. A motor-sports pioneer, Tanner has come to this little coastal town for the racetrack—but he’s staying for Grace. Even though the standoffish attorney seems determined to stay out of reach, Tanner doesn’t need a law degree to tell that their attraction is very, very mutual. As her visits to the track become more frequent, and as Tanner learns more about Grace’s troubled family, he starts to pry open the tiny cracks in her controlled demeanor. Hidden beneath, there’s an incredible passion waiting to be set free.
Free-Falling by Nicola Moriarty is a beguiling tragic-romantic comedy - of heartbreak and heroism, grief and ghostly dreams... The Fiancee: Belinda's life is in free-fall after the sudden death of her fiancé Andy. But then ghostly signs begin to appear which suggest he might not really be gone. And Belinda begins to tumble even further. Will his final parting gift be enough to save her? The Mother: Evelyn McGavin, Andy's mum, is also struggling. She copes with her sorrow by shoplifting (once), hating Belinda (constantly) and jumping out of a plane. In her skydiving instructor, Baz, she finds an unexpected friend. But why is he so agitated when he hears how Andy died? Two women, united in their loss, separated by their grief. And yet still linked in a most unexpected way ...
Stranded in a Montana blizzard, workaholic attorney Ross Kennedy is rescued by the woman of his dreams—if only Laurie Miller, a psychologist with empathic abilities, can convince him that’s exactly who she is. A strong mutual attraction quickly develops, but as Ross struggles to open his heart to this fascinating woman, Laurie’s empathic gift seems to have vanished. After the two return to Chicago, they endeavor to solve a mystery revolving around a Prohibition Era journal they discovered in Montana. But when a former boyfriend begins to stalk Laurie, Ross must become her protector as well as her lover.
A small group of ecoterrorists storms a Pacific Northwest logging site. Equipment is vandalized, buildings broken into, and a surprise discovery is made by one member of the group; one that could solve all his current problems ... Day one of the International Tree Climbing Championship winds to a close. Fifty-six men and women climbers have given their best in the preliminaries. The final climber in the work climb event begins his run. A past champion and flamboyant personality, all eyes are watching him. Unexpectedly, his rope parts and he plunges to his death mid-swing ... Mike Duncan, climber, arborist, and former Special Forces solider, watches the climber plummet to earth from his perch high in the tree. Later, after the crowd disperses, Mike, as the event's head technician, ascends the work climb tree. There, high in the canopy, he makes a discovery of his own ... From city parks to the back corners of bars to the primeval old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, Free Falling takes readers into the intricacies of competitive tree climbers, arborists, and the niche world they inhabit. Simple curiosity, ingrained determination, and an inability to let well enough alone leads Mike Duncan down a path of discovery. A path leading to questions best not asked, with answers that once gained, nobody wants.
They say that your school years are supposed to be the best years of your life, and that you should make the most of them because you’ll miss them when you’re all grown up. Up until Maisie Preston’s senior year, she would have totally agreed with that statement. Life was great; she had everything going for her, excellent grades, great parents, an annoying yet caring twin brother, and an impossibly sweet boyfriend. Everything was perfect — that is until the arrival of Zach Anderson. A misfit delinquent that seemed to bring with him a lot of bad karma. Is it just a coincidence that his arrival marks a significant change in Maisie’s life? Up until senior year, life was perfect, but things seem to be going downhill fast. This is a companion novel for ‘Always You’ — though this novel stands alone so there is no need to read Always You first.
In this book, Donya challenges her readers to see their lives as novels, their own stories with pages and chapters that can be edited or even deleted. More importantly, however, your novel should be yours. Your story should be unique and not defined by anyone other than you. Free Falling into Your Higher Self shows you how society, family, and others have impacted you with their definitions of you. The book also teaches readers how to break through those definitions and live without boundaries. Free Falling into Your Higher Self is Book 1 of what is to be a four-part series into spirituality and the ever-increasing experiences one incurs during this epic voyage to the inner self.
From the theme of the lost father-figure in stories, 'Fathers and Sons' and 'Nameless,' to the openness of sexual relationships in the 'Orgy' and 'Two men and a plan', O Thiam Chin daringly explores the contrasting and contemplative facets of daily living and experience in Singapore. With boldness and ingenuity, he juxtaposes real-life events with a touch of fictional narrative in 'Crash and Burn,' 'Suicide Bomber' and 'Another Day in the Life of a Domestic Helper,' and illuminates the secret lives hidden behind these events.
From the grand master of Scandinavian crime fiction—and one of the best crime writers of our time—here is the final volume in the critically acclaimed Story of a Crime trilogy, centered on the assassination of Olof Palme in 1986. It’s August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor. A detailed and boldly plotted police procedural, Free Falling, As If in a Dream lifts the veil on one of history’s greatest unsolved crimes, bringing dark humor, suspense, and wit to bear on a case long thought to have no answers. From the Hardcover edition.
What happens when you marry someone else-an arranged marriage- to save the love of your life? So many things can come from this. You ask yourself so many questions. Can we get along? Can we actually coexist? When can I see the one that I love? Yet, you forget to ask yourself one VERY important question...What if the love of your life is the person you've loathed all of your life?What then?Simple, you...Free-Fall
We're not playing Grandmother's fucking Footsteps, mate! Stay away, or I'll jump! Midnight at the Dartford Crossing; Roland's settled in for another thrilling night supervising the toll machines; Andrea's pretty sure she's come to kill herself. Neither of them wants to be there. Both think the other's crazy. Still, it's nice to have company. Two strangers on a bridge in the dead of night, a game of dominoes, and a value ready meal – HighTide Escalator playwright Vinay Patel's new play explores humanity, desperation and hope. Following on from the success of his debut play, True Brits, which premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Free Fall was Vinay Patel's first full-length play to be staged in London.
What should be an easy HAHO training jump for SEAL Team Sixteen goes wrong, forcing Navy SEAL Izzy Zanella to do what he does best: Improvise. At thirty thousand feet. (About 12,000 words or 50 pages) Suzanne Brockmann, bestselling author of the pulse-pounding Troubleshooters series, has been hailed by USA Today as a “superstar of romantic suspense.” In this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Brockmann returns with some of her most beloved characters from the Troubleshooters world: Izzy Zanella and his friends in U.S. Navy SEAL Team Sixteen.
It's everybody's favorite wall-crawler in a collection of high-flying action and adventure stories! The Ultimate Spider-Man teams up with some mighty friends, from Black Panther to Captain Marvel and even Rocket & Groot, to fight threats both large and small. Spidey ventures into space to help stop Ronin the Conqueror, tangles with the Lizard and Vermin in the sewers, fights the Hulk and more!