The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Lesley Kara
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1984820540
ISBN 13: 9781984820549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

"Keeps you guessing until the final page."--Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train "A rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence."--Fiona Barton, author of The Widow "Everyone will be talking about The Rumor."--Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door When a single mother hears a shocking rumor outside her son's school, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another . . . and now there's no going back. Rumor has it that a notorious killer, who committed a brutal crime as a child, has been living a new life under an assumed identity in Joanna's seaside town. So who is the criminal hidden in their midst? Suspicion falls on everyone. As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to the supposedly reformed murderer--who may be ready to kill again. She will learn how dangerous one rumor can become . . . and just how far she must go to protect those she loves. She is going to regret the day she ever said a word. Praise for The Rumor "A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumor depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect."--Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence "This mystery has an unusual and resonant theme--how a single rumor can morph into a completely unmanageable, deadly force. . . . [There's] psychological acuity throughout and [an] astonishing ending."--Booklist

The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Lesley Kara
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 1984819356
ISBN 13: 9781984819352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

“Keeps you guessing until the final page.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “A rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.”—Fiona Barton, author of The Widow “Everyone will be talking about The Rumor.”—Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door When a single mother hears a shocking rumor outside her son’s school, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another . . . and now there’s no going back. Rumor has it that a notorious killer, who committed a brutal crime as a child, has been living a new life under an assumed identity in Joanna’s seaside town. So who is the criminal hidden in their midst? Suspicion falls on everyone. As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to the supposedly reformed murderer—who may be ready to kill again. She will learn how dangerous one rumor can become . . . and just how far she must go to protect those she loves. She is going to regret the day she ever said a word. Praise for The Rumor “A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumor depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect.”—Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence “This mystery has an unusual and resonant theme—how a single rumor can morph into a completely unmanageable, deadly force. . . . [There’s] psychological acuity throughout and [an] astonishing ending.”—Booklist

The Rumour

The Rumour
Author: Lesley Kara
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN 10: 1473559448
ISBN 13: 9781473559448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumour Book Review:

__________ When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . . Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed? __________ 'Everyone is going to be talking about The Rumour. An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming!’ Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door. Readers can’t stop talking about The Rumour: ***** ‘So good ... The twist is amazing and really caught me out.’ ***** ‘Downloaded it last night before bed and have stayed up all night reading it! Could not put it down. ***** ‘I couldn’t devour this book quickly enough ... The surprises didn’t stop til the very last page.’ IF YOU’VE ALREADY DEVOURED THE RUMOUR THEN LOOK OUT FOR THE DARE, THE CAPTIVATING NEW THRILLER FROM LESLEY KARA. *COMING SOON AND AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!*

TJ Zaps the Rumor Mill 4 Stopping Gossip

TJ Zaps the Rumor Mill  4  Stopping Gossip
Author: Lisa Mullarkey
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1614788251
ISBN 13: 9781614788256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TJ Zaps the Rumor Mill 4 Stopping Gossip Book Review:

TJ's excited when his dad leaves Auntie Stella is charge while he's out of town. He thinks it's going to be a great week filled with junk food, movies, and staying up late. But it turns out to be anything but fun when TJ hears a nasty rumor about . . . himself! When he tries to get to the bottom of it, he accidentally starts another rumor! Will Dad come home in time to help straighten up both messes or will TJ Trapper be forced to zap the rumors all by himself? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Rumors and Rumor Control

Rumors and Rumor Control
Author: Allan J. Kimmel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1135647097
ISBN 13: 9781135647094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumors and Rumor Control Book Review:

This book offers a thorough examination of rumors and proposes strategies for organizations to use in combatting rumors that occur both internally and externally. Author Allan J. Kimmel explores the rumor phenomenon and distinguishes it as a distinct form of communication. He looks at psychological and social processes underlying rumor transmission to understand the circumstances under which people invent and circulate rumors. In addition, he examines how rumors are spread--both interpersonally and through mediated processes--and offers strategies for organizations to respond to rumors when they surface and methods for preventing their occurrence. Numerous examples are provided of actual rumor cases for which managers either successfully or unsuccessfully coped, including such companies as Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Snapple, Pepsi-Cola, and Gerber. Intended to serve as a comprehensive compendium of strategies, this book was written with two objectives in mind. The first is to shed light on the often perplexing phenomenon of rumor by integrating disparate approaches from the behavioral sciences, marketing, and communication fields. The second is to offer a blueprint for going about the formidable tasks of attempting to prevent and neutralize rumors in business contexts. With these dual goals in mind--one theoretical, the other applied--this book will be of equal interest to both academics and managers in a wide range of professional contexts. In addition, it will guide organizational and marketing managers in their efforts to combat the potentially destructive consequences of rumors.

Rumor Mills

Rumor Mills
Author: Veronique Campion-Vincent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351492527
ISBN 13: 9781351492522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumor Mills Book Review:

The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence.Rumor has been recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. Yet, despite its significance in exacerbating social discord and mistrust, little systematic scholarly attention has been paid to the political origins and consequences of rumor. Rumor is defined as a proposition for belief that is not backed by secure standards of evidence. Rumor can be traditional or not, and can be expressed as a simple claim of fact. In both instances groups of claim-makers, operating out of their own interests and with a set of resources, attempt to depict reality, and if possible, impact the future.The need for this book is underscored by changing patterns of technology. What in the past was grounded in face- to-face interaction is now often found on the Internet, which is a major source of rumor. An appreciation of how new electronic forms of communication affect communal belief is essential for explicating rumor dynamics. The volume is comprehensive. Essays cover race and ethnicity, migration and globalization, corporate malfeasance, and state and government corruption. While editors and contributors well appreciate the dynamic nature of rumors and legends, the high quality of the effort make it evident that the issues that are raised and reoccur will serve to channel and inspire research in this major field of communications research for years to come.

Eliza Starts a Rumor

Eliza Starts a Rumor
Author: Jane L. Rosen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 059310210X
ISBN 13: 9780593102107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eliza Starts a Rumor Book Review:

The author of Nine Women, One Dress delivers a charming, unforgettable novel about four women, one little lie, and the big repercussions that unite them all. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest and a crippling case of agoraphobia, the once-fun hobby has become her lifeline. So when a rival parenting forum threatens the site’s existence, she doesn’t think twice before fabricating a salacious rumor to spark things up a bit. It doesn’t take long before that spark becomes a flame. Across town, new mom and site devotee Olivia York is thrown into a tailspin by what she reads on the Bulletin Board. Allison Le is making cyber friends with a woman who isn’t quite who she says she is. And Amanda Cole, Eliza’s childhood friend, may just hold the key to unearthing why Eliza can’t step out of her front door. In all this chaos, one thing is for sure…Hudson Valley will never be the same. Funny, romantic, raw, and hopeful, this is a story about being a woman and of the healing power of sisterhood.

Chasing Rumor

Chasing Rumor
Author: Cameron Chambers
Publsiher: Patagonia
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 1938340418
ISBN 13: 9781938340413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Rumor Book Review:

A blip of prosperity at the turn of the 20th century brought American trout to Patagonia, then for a half-century they were forgotten to fight wars and build a nation. Rediscovered by fishermen a half-century later, the fish had grown to epic proportions. In Chasing Rumor, Cameron Chambers chronicles his modern-day pilgrimage to the rivers of Patagonia in pursuit of these legendary 20-pound trout. What started as a trip focused on catching fish became a love affair with the Patagonian landscape, environment, and, mostly, the people. From a business mogul turned B&B owner to a kid determined to save a local trout population, Chasing Rumor is at times the story of a handful of fishermen, and at other times a tale of enormous trout.

The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 0316334502
ISBN 13: 9780316334501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor. And rumor has it... ...that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer's block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation--and a desperately bad decision; ...that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect; ...that Grace's husband, successful island real estate developer "Fast Eddie" Pancik, has embarked on quite an unusual side project; ...that the storybook romance between Madeline's son, Brick, and Grace's daughter Allegra is on the rocks, heading for disaster. As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.

Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 110162468X
ISBN 13: 9781101624685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumor Has It Book Review:

An injured soldier returns home and finds a surprising connection with woman from his past in this Animal Magnetism romance. Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect. Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life. To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting...

Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age
Author: Greg Dalziel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1135044406
ISBN 13: 9781135044404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age Book Review:

New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now very rapidly disseminated across the globe, often ahead of official announcements and formal news reporting. Often in such situations rumours take hold, and continue to characterise events even after a more complete, more accurate picture eventually emerges. This book explores how such rumours are created, disseminated and absorbed in the age of the internet and mobile communications. It includes a wide range of examples and, besides considering the overall processes involved, engages with scholarly debates in the field of media and communication studies.

Buy the Rumor Sell the Fact

Buy the Rumor  Sell the Fact
Author: Michael Maiello
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-03-22
ISBN 10: 9780071442251
ISBN 13: 0071442251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buy the Rumor Sell the Fact Book Review:

The traditional rules of Wall Street--what's right, what's wrong, and how investors can distinguish between the two Buy on Monday, sell on Friday". . . "Don't catch falling knives". . . "The trend is your friend". . . These maxims are part of the gospel of Wall Street, repeated so often that, to many, they are beyond question. Unfortunately, they can be wrong--and traders who blindly follow them can get burned. Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact examines 85 of these "insights" to reveal the meaning behind each, discover its factual support or lack thereof, and advise investors on which to follow and which to just plain ignore. Devoting two to four pages to each maxim, this valuable book examines: Maxims that seem to contradict each other--and why both versions may often be correct Perilous adages that may work--but then again, may not The thought, culture, and impact of today's Wall Street

A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War
Author: Philip Caputo
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 080504695X
ISBN 13: 9780805046953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rumor of War Book Review:

A personal memoir of the war in Vietnam, in which the author first served as a Marine and which he later covered as a reporter.

A Rumor of Angels

A Rumor of Angels
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2011-04-26
ISBN 10: 1453215433
ISBN 13: 9781453215432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rumor of Angels Book Review:

A sociologist’s look at the continuing importance of religion and the supernatural in the modern world, “cleverly expounded [and] enhanced by wit” (Kirkus Reviews). Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity. Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.

The Child

The Child
Author: Fiona Barton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0143197746
ISBN 13: 9780143197744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Child Book Review:

The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell…

An Epidemic of Rumors

An Epidemic of Rumors
Author: Jon D. Lee
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 149201320X
ISBN 13: 9781492013204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Epidemic of Rumors Book Review:

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes, conspiracy theories, legends, and rumors, but these narratives are often more damaging than the diseases they reference. The information disseminated through them is often inaccurate, incorporating xenophobic explanations of the disease’s origins and questionable medical information about potential cures and treatment. Folklore studies brings important and useful perspectives to understanding cultural responses to the outbreak of disease. Through this etiological study Lee shows the similarities between the narratives of the SARS outbreak and the narratives of other contemporary disease outbreaks like AIDS and the H1N1 virus. His analysis suggests that these disease narratives do not spring up with new outbreaks or diseases but are in continuous circulation and are recycled opportunistically. Lee also explores whether this predictability of vernacular disease narratives presents the opportunity to create counter-narratives released systematically from the government or medical science to stymie the negative effects of the fearful rumors that so often inflame humanity. With potential for practical application to public health and health policy, An Epidemic of Rumors will be of interest to students and scholars of health, medicine, and folklore.

When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer

When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer
Author: Kevin P. Ryan, MD FACP COL USAF (ret)
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 1481708805
ISBN 13: 9781481708807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer Book Review:

The odds are more than forty percent that cancer will touch your life. Including families, cancer affects almost four million people per year. There are few common medical realities surrounded by as much malefaction, mystique, and misunderstanding as cancer. In When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer, author Dr. Kevin P. Ryan helps you see past the macabre mythology. Stressing patient autonomy and the need to build an Oncology team, Dr. Ryan addresses the need for knowledge when receiving the overwhelming news that you may or do have cancer. He covers not just the fear of the diagnosis and certain aspects of the journey of care, but also discusses the entire trek from when the tumor is suspected and cancer is diagnosed. He talks about ethics of cancer care, challenges of managed care, psychosocial issues, ethical and legal components, and end-of-life issues and spirituality. Dr. Ryan also touches on difficult concepts such as physician-assisted suicide, durable power of attorney, living wills, failure to diagnose, treatments and staging, lost opportunities in life, euthanasia, and how death by secondary intent has led to cancer cases being second in frequency of lawsuits. A common-sense, straight-talking guide, When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer provides answers to many questions in order to reduce anxiety and help those confronted with this disease to marshal their internal resources, conquer their natural fears, and ultimately learn to become cancer survivors.

The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Vatsal Gourisaria
Publsiher: BlueRose Publishers
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

Both of us were always in a fight. He won over my friends, I won in life. He always wanted to marry this girl, I ended up calling her my wife. People often say things without knowing the consequences and the ways in which it might affect individuals. More often than not, the words of folks cut deeper than a knife and hurt. Sam, a young writer, is retrospective on his wedding day due to the way events have turned out to discover the truth and to realize how things he said 20 years back may lead to his downfall in near future. What will be done by Sam to recover from this trauma with none of his family members and friends by his side?

The Rumor

The Rumor
Author: Jan Thornhill
Publsiher: Owlkids
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781897066270
ISBN 13: 1897066279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumor Book Review:

A worrisome hare stirs other animals into a frenzy after falsely believing that the world is breaking apart, and it takes a lion to rein them all in.

I Am Watching You

I Am Watching You
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9781542046596
ISBN 13: 1542046599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Watching You Book Review:

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared. A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she's not the only one who can't forget