Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 146687368X
ISBN 13: 9781466873681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

An instant New York Times Bestseller and August 2017 LibraryReads pick! “Penny’s absorbing, intricately plotted 13th Gamache novel proves she only gets better at pursuing dark truths with compassion and grace.” —PEOPLE “Louise Penny wrote the book on escapist mysteries.” —The New York Times Book Review “You won't want Louise Penny's latest to end....Any plot summary of Penny’s novels inevitably falls short of conveying the dark magic of this series.... It takes nerve and skill — as well as heart — to write mysteries like this. ‘Glass Houses,’ along with many of the other Gamache books, is so compelling that, for the space of reading it, you may well feel that much of what’s going on in the world outside the novel is ‘just noise.’” —Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment. In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN 10: 110112850X
ISBN 13: 9781101128503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Melanie Murphy
Publsiher: Hachette Books Ireland
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN 10: 147369180X
ISBN 13: 9781473691803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

'A wonderfully empathetic exploration of human frailties and our capacity to heal ... brutally truthful and beautifully uplifting' Sophie White 'Moving, unexpected and compassionate' Louise O'Neill 'A heartfelt reminder of the importance of connection - to nature, to others, to ourselves' Calum McSwiggan Jenna Walker has suddenly found herself with no job, no boyfriend, nowhere to live - and she's been wondering for a while now if, apart from her beloved cat Bertie, she has anything to live for. The last thing she wants is to turn up on her sister's doorstep, but that feels like her only option... Rosie Walker spends a lot of her time thinking about the life she used to have. These days she's stretched too thin, and she's not sure she can cope with taking care of another person. If only one thing in her life would work out the way she wants it to... David is Rosie's next-door neighbour. A retired doctor, he has had a big idea, one inspired by his late wife June: a community garden project for those struggling with mental health issues. The sisters reluctantly agree to take part, even though they're sure it'll be a waste of time. How could fixing up an overgrown plot of land make anyone's life better? But as the group works together to bring the garden back to life, new friendships blossom and old wounds start to heal. And Jenna and Rosie come to realise that the world around them might have more to offer than they had once believed. From the author of bestseller If Only, Glass Houses is a heartfelt, uplifting novel about family, growth, friendship and hope. 'Evocative, emotional and visceral' Briana Morgan

Glass House

Glass House
Author: Brian Alexander
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1250085810
ISBN 13: 9781250085818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass House Book Review:

For readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Strangers in Their Own Land WINNER OF THE OHIOANA BOOK AWARDS AND FINALIST FOR THE 87TH CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARDS | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: New York Post • Newsweek • The Week • Bustle • Books by the Banks Book Festival • Bookauthority.com The Wall Street Journal: "A devastating portrait...For anyone wondering why swing-state America voted against the establishment in 2016, Mr. Alexander supplies plenty of answers." Laura Miller, Slate: "This book hunts bigger game. Reads like an odd?and oddly satisfying?fusion of George Packer’s The Unwinding and one of Michael Lewis’ real-life financial thrillers." The New Yorker : "Does a remarkable job." Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: "This book should be required reading for people trying to understand Trumpism, inequality, and the sad state of a needlessly wrecked rural America. I wish I had written it." In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. The Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world’s largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster’s society was built. As Glass House unfolds, bankruptcy looms. With access to the company and its leaders, and Lancaster’s citizens, Alexander shows how financial engineering took hold in the 1980s, accelerated in the 21st Century, and wrecked the company. We follow CEO Sam Solomon, an African-American leading the nearly all-white town’s biggest private employer, as he tries to rescue the company from the New York private equity firm that hired him. Meanwhile, Alexander goes behind the scenes, entwined with the lives of residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life: people like Brian Gossett, the fourth generation to work at Anchor Hocking; Joe Piccolo, first-time director of the annual music festival who discovers the town relies on him, and it, for salvation; Jason Roach, who police believed may have been Lancaster’s biggest drug dealer; and Eric Brown, a local football hero-turned-cop who comes to realize that he can never arrest Lancaster’s real problems.

People in Glass Houses

People in Glass Houses
Author: Tanya Levin
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-07-25
ISBN 10: 1921825588
ISBN 13: 9781921825583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People in Glass Houses Book Review:

The eighties were my formative years, and while other teenagers were gyrating to rock 'n' roll, we were praying for revival. We were taking communion, not cocaine. We treated virginity like a wedding present, not a cold sore. And why wouldn't we? We were told we could be, we already were, anything we wanted to be... We were armed and dangerous. Armed with the power of God and dangerous in the eyes of Satan. Tanya Levin grew up in the church that became Hillsong—the country’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial and influential religious corporation. People in Glass Houses tells how a small Assemblies of God church in a suburban school hall became a multi-million dollar tax-free enterprise and a powerful force in Australia today. Opening up the world of Christian fundamentalism, this is a powerful, personal and at times very funny exploration of an all-singing, all-swaying mega church.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Joel Brenner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 0698143671
ISBN 13: 9780698143678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

A chilling and revelatory appraisal of the new faces of espionage and warfare on the digital battleground Shortly after 9/11, Joel Brenner entered the inner sanctum of American espionage, first as the inspector general of the National Security Agency, then as the head of counterintelligence for the director of National Intelligence. He saw at close range the battleground on which adversaries are attacking us: cyberspace. Like the rest of us, governments and corporations inhabit “glass houses,” all but transparent to a new generation of spies who operate remotely from such places as China, the Middle East, Russia, and even France. In this urgent wake-up call, Brenner draws on his extraordinary background to show what we can—and cannot—do to prevent cyber spies and hackers from compromising our security and stealing our latest technology.

People in Glass Houses

People in Glass Houses
Author: Shirley Hazzard,Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller,The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2004-10-01
ISBN 10: 1466801069
ISBN 13: 9781466801066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People in Glass Houses Book Review:

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails in the courage, love, and laughter of singular spirits--of men and women for whom life is an adventure no Organization can quell, and whose souls remain their own.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Hodder Paperbacks
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 9781529386592
ISBN 13: 1529386594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

Gripping, surprising and powerful, Glass Houses is the thirteenth ingenious and illuminating novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, from number one bestseller, Louise Penny, which will leave you spellbound until the final page.One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do is watch and wait, hoping his worst fears are not realised. But when the figure disappears and a dead body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to investigate.In the early days of the murder inquiry, and months later, as the trial for the accused begins, Gamache must face the consequences of his decisions, and his actions, from which there is no going back . . .'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Marty Tolchin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0429968760
ISBN 13: 9780429968761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

The Congressional ethics process has been transformed into a lethal, partisan political tool, feared by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. . Newt Gingrich, the Ghengis Khan of recent American politics, wrenched the humdrum Congressional ethics process out of its lethargy and turned it into an offensive tool for partisan gain. Now, instead of yawning, lawmakers quake at the thought of an ethics inquiry that can easily, often unfairly, tip elections and ruin careers. While members of the House and Senate confront the public's changing attitudes toward money, sex, and power, they are also forced to raise ever-escalating sums to finance their campaigns. Practices tolerated a decade ago now may cost lawmakers their seats or land them in jail. Lawmakers often don't know if they live in Salem or Gomorrah. Using new information culled from dozens of Capitol Hill interviews, Sue and Marty Tolchin show how ethics in Washington have changed over two centuries while offering new interpretations of past ethics cases. The first book to analyse the politicization of the ethics process, Glass Houses reveals in wicked and telling detail the forces that drive the modern lawmaker into a maelstrom of fierce corruption battles.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780451219947
ISBN 13: 0451219945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that the town is run by vampires. Original.

Glasshouses

Glasshouses
Author: Stuart Barnes
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-08-24
ISBN 10: 0702257737
ISBN 13: 9780702257735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glasshouses Book Review:

Glasshouses is an inventive, incandescent collection by one of Australia's most talented new poets. Drawing on a number of complex techniques, Stuart Barnes illuminates both city and coastal life, with allusions to classical and contemporary culture. Replete with extraordinary imagery, the poems maintain a beautiful accessibility and coherence despite their continually twisting, even disjointed figures.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Sandra Howard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-09-03
ISBN 10: 1416521984
ISBN 13: 9781416521983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

It is the Sunday after a General Election and Victoria James is awaiting a call from Downing Street. Part of her is desperate for the phone to ring, part of her is willing it to remain silent. At lunchtime - as confidently predicted by the political press - she received the summons. High office awaits her: it is to be Junior Minister for Housing. Life as she knows it, for her, her husband Barney and their 16-year-old daughter Nattie, will never be quite the same. From the outset, Victoria knows the professional challenges ahead, that her political mettle will be tested to its utmost, that as a young attractive female Minister she will be living firmly in the public eye. But nothing has prepared her for a love affair that throws her completely off-balance, a love affair with a married man so well known in media circles that it can only be a matter of time before everyone knows their secret...

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series Books 1 3

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series  Books 1 3
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1466888431
ISBN 13: 9781466888432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series Books 1 3 Book Review:

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life Chief Inspector Gamache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this Thanksgiving season. A Fatal Grace When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, electrocuted in the middle of curling match with no witnesses, Chief Inspector Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems that Gamache has some enemies of his own, and with the coming of the bitter winter winds, something far more chilling is in store. The Cruelest Month A group of Three Pines villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil-until one of their party dies of fright. But was it a natural death, or murder? As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, he will be forced to face his very own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town.

Energy Efficient Timber Glass Houses

Energy Efficient Timber Glass Houses
Author: Vesna Žegarac Leskovar,Miroslav Premrov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 1447155114
ISBN 13: 9781447155119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficient Timber Glass Houses Book Review:

The book discusses combining timber and glass, two eco materials, with a view to developing an optimal contemporary energy-efficient house with an attractive design. Furthermore, the book connects an architectural design approach with structural research to show the possibilities of stabilizing the building with an increased size of the glazing. Research results where the glazing is considered as a load-bearing structural element are therefore presented in a manner leading to the development of an optimal model of the timber-glass house, considering both the structural and energy related aspects. The presented research work can be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal energy-efficient timber buildings. The study is based on using timber and glass, which were previously neglected as construction materials. With suitable technological development and appropriate use, they are nowadays becoming essential construction materials as far as energy efficiency is concerned. However, their combined use is extremely complicated, from both the constructional point of view as well as from that of energy efficiency and sets multiple traps for designers. A good knowledge of their advantages and drawbacks is thus vitally important, which is shown in the present monograph. Energy-efficient timber-glass houses was selected by the Slovenian National Research Agency as an extraordinary scientific achievement in the field of technical sciences/civil engineering for the year 2013.

People in Glass Houses

People in Glass Houses
Author: Darren Rapier
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2007-12
ISBN 10: 095567980X
ISBN 13: 9780955679803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People in Glass Houses Book Review:

People in Glass Houses is an absurd comedy for six actors.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: May Woods,Arete Swartz Warren
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X006027488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass Houses Book Review:

This is the classic work on the subject, tracing the history - architectural, botanical and social - of the glass houses, from Roman times, to the height of their popularity in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Corporate Glass Houses A Personal Story

Corporate Glass Houses   A Personal Story
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 143494624X
ISBN 13: 9781434946249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Author: Laura J. Mixon
Publsiher: digitalNoir Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN 10: 0982911955
ISBN 13: 9780982911952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Houses of Glass

Houses of Glass
Author: Georg Kohlmaier,Barna von Sartory
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 641
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780262610704
ISBN 13: 0262610701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Houses of Glass Book Review:

The glasshouses of the nineteenth century represent a remarkable confluence of opposites in architecture and technology. The architecture was designed to create an artificial climate in which people could return to paradise, and yet the technical means employed were also basic to the century's developing industrial grime -the other side of paradise. Enriched by more than 700 illustrations, Houses of Glass chronicles these pristine structures as they evolved from hothouses into exhibition halls, ballrooms, and theaters. Georg Kohlmaier is an architect and Barna von Sartory a sculptor. They have collaborated on many books and articles on contemporary architecture.