In an Instant

In an Instant
Author: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1542006589
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Release: 2020-02
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible. Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive. Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces? Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on...even when it seems impossible.

In an Instant

In an Instant
Author: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 500
ISBN: 164358796X
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Release: 2021-02
Editor: Platinum Spotlight Series
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.

In an Instant

In an Instant
Author: Lee Woodruff,Bob Woodruff
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588366610
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Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In one of the most anticipated books of the year, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, Bob Woodruff, share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following the tragedy that transformed their lives and gripped a nation. In January 2006, the Woodruffs seemed to have it all–a happy marriage and four beautiful children. Lee was a public relations executive and Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. Then, while Bob was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him. In an Instant is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee’s lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again–and how they persevered, with grit but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear. Here are Lee’s heartfelt memories of their courtship, their travels as Bob left a law practice behind and pursued his news career and Lee her freelance business, the glorious births of her children and the challenges of motherhood. Bob in turn recalls the moment he caught the journalism “bug” while covering Tiananmen Square for CBS News, his love of overseas assignments and his guilt about long separations from his family, and his pride at attaining the brass ring of television news–being chosen to fill the seat of the late Peter Jennings. And, for the first time, the Woodruffs reveal the agonizing details of Bob’s terrible injuries and his remarkable recovery. We learn that Bob’s return home was not an end to the journey but the first step into a future they have learned not to fear but to be grateful for. In an Instant is much more than the dual memoir of love and courage. It is an important, wise, and inspiring guide to coping with tragedy–and an extraordinary drama of marriage, family, war, and nation. A percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dinner in an Instant

Dinner in an Instant
Author: Melissa Clark
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781524762964
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Release: 2017
Editor: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspired by her viral New York Times article "Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot(R)? I Bought One to Find Out," Melissa Clark's Dinner in an Instant has all new recipes that bring her signature flavor-forward dishes to everyone's favorite countertop appliance. Dinner in an Instant gives home cooks recipes for elevated dinners that never sacrifice convenience. Beloved for her flawless recipes, Melissa Clark turns her imagination to the countertop appliances that have won American hearts from coast to coast. Recipes include Fresh Coconut Yogurt, Japanese Beef Curry, Osso Buco, Smoky Lentils, Green Persian Rice with Tahdig, and Lemon Verbena Cr me Brulee. Dinner in an Instant provides instructions when possible for making the same dish on both the pressure cooker and slow cooker settings, allowing home cooks flexibility. Symbols guide the reader toward Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free dinners. Fresh, approachable, and classic, Dinner in an Instant is Melissa Clark's most practical book yet.

Comfort in an Instant

Comfort in an Instant
Author: Melissa Clark
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780525576167
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Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With 75 all-new recipes--50 of which can be made in under an hour start to finish--Melissa Clark brings her easy sophistication to comfort food classics for any electric pressure cooker, multicooker, or Instant Pot. The electric pressure cooker makes getting meals on the table fast, convenient, and utterly delicious--and with less mess and stress than any other kitchen appliance. In Comfort in An Instant, Melissa Clark elevates the classics with her trademark deep flavors and special spins--without ever sacrificing ease: • Sriracha Turkey Meatloaf • Pesto Risotto with Cherry Tomatoes • Classic Matzo Ball Soup • Easy Weeknight Chili • Lemon Chicken With Garlic + Olives • Pimento Mac + Cheese • Chipotle Pork Tacos • Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake Innovative and practical, Comfort in an Instant sets the gold standard for flavor, quality, and convenience.

All of an Instant

All of an Instant
Author: Richard Garfinkle
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466839588
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Release: 2000-12-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his second novel Garfinkle shows again his own brand of large-scale imagination. All of an Instant is a groundbreaking SF novel that chronicles the discovery of a medium of existence outside of time--the Instant--from which one can influence all past and future history. War dominates this strange, abstract place--war among forces contending for control of all times and places.

No Ordinary Life

No Ordinary Life
Author: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455533893
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Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, a story about a young mother's fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood. Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and their three children . . . or that she'd have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a starring role on a television series, it seems like her prayers have been answered. But when the reality of their new life settles in, Faye realizes that fame and fortune don't come without a price. In a world where everyone is an actor and every move is scrutinized by millions, it's impossible to know whom to trust, and Faye finds herself utterly alone in her struggle to save her family. Emotionally riveting and insightful, NO ORDINARY LIFE is an unforgettable novel about the preciousness of childhood and the difficult choices a mother needs to make in order to protect this fragile time in her children's lives.

Vanish in an Instant

Vanish in an Instant
Author: Margaret Millar
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781681990118
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Release: 2015-12-08
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this classic noir tale of blurred guilt and flawed innocence, a cynical lawyer uncovers the desperate lives of a group connected only by a gruesome murder. Eric Meecham is not an optimistic sort. An old-before-his-time lawyer, scratching out a living in courts and jail houses, he is no stranger to desperate cases and has little faith in anything or anyone. But his brand of existential nihilism isn’t without curiosity, and when he gets a chance to represent a local society woman who’s been arrested for murder under very scandalous circumstances, well, even he can’t help but be engaged. Cold, austere, and used to having her way, Mrs. Hamilton is more than a little upset at having to travel 40 miles west of Detroit, in the dead of winter, to the small city of Arbana. But her careless daughter Virginia has landed herself in trouble again and Mrs. Hamilton will do anything to keep the family name out of a scandal. But she little understands the gravity of her daughter’s arrest. Virginia was found drunk and underclad in the midst of a white-out snow storm. She was also covered in blood. In a cottage not too far away a married man, father of two, lay brutally stabbed to death. Earl Loftus is the definition of a hard luck case. Broke and terminally ill, Earl’s life has been one tragedy after another. But the spark of a thoughtful intellect still gleams in his eyes and when Loftus comes forward to confess to the crime that Virginia is accused of, Eric Meecham is instantly skeptical. Could a man like Loftus actually commit such an act? The more Meecham interviews Loftus, the less he thinks it’s possible.

Keto in an Instant

Keto in an Instant
Author: Stacey Crawford
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781465487087
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enjoy 100 simple and delicious keto-friendly recipes with this officially authorized Instant Pot cookbook! The ketogenic diet, with its emphasis on high-fat and low-carb recipes, has been embraced as a radical new way to eat to lose weight and get healthy, but cooking keto can be challenging and time consuming. The Instant Pot's versatility as a multi-cooker has changed all of that and made cooking keto easier and more convenient. Keto in an Instant features 100 simple, low-carb ketogenic recipes each designed to be made in the Instant Pot. Every recipe includes clear, detailed instructions and essential nutrition information. Readers will gain insight on how the ketogenic diet works and how to benefit from a ketogenic eating plan, as well as tips and tricks for using and maintaining an Instant Pot. Included in Keto in an Instant: 100 easy-to-make recipes for breakfasts, mains, soups and stews, sides, desserts, and more, each with clear, detailed instructions Essential nutrition information and macros for every recipe, with tips for simple substitutions and for making many recipes dairy-free Helpful insight for understanding how the keto diet works and how it benefits your body Simple tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Instant Pot and guidance on stocking your kitchen for cooking keto

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook
Author: Coco Morante
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780399580895
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Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Authorized by Instant Pot and filled with beautiful photographs and more than 75 simple, well-tested comfort food recipes, this indispensable book is the ultimate collection of delicious weekday meals. The best-selling Instant Pot has been a runaway hit, with an almost cultlike following and users who swear by it. But finding delicious, well-tested, weekday-friendly recipes that are both inspiring and trustworthy has proven difficult, until now. The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook covers each meal of the day, offering plenty of tried-and-true classic recipes, such as spicy beef and bean chili, a whole roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, and decadent New York cheesecake, alongside a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, buttery cauliflower mashed potatoes, pork adobo, and more! Whether you're looking to expand your pressure cooker recipe repertoire or seeking the ultimate gift for the Instant Pot aficionado, this is the book to have.

The Holy Sh t Moment

The Holy Sh t Moment
Author: James Fell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250186300
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Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Motivation expert James Fell teaches readers how to skip the hard part and go directly from intention to committed action. After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn’t often come from just putting one foot in front of the other, carefully observing and altering habits, slogging through baby steps toward new behavior. Rather, the research reveals that serious life turnaround usually happens in a moment, with a flash of inspiration. Epiphany arrives like a lightning strike, rapidly shifting the recipient of such enlightenment onto a new path that creates a better life. Motivational psychology has traditionally focused on slow and steady—gradual improvement over time to reach a desired goal, whether it’s weight loss, career change, battling addiction, or success in relationships. We’ve been told since toddlerhood that the tortoise beats the hare. But, through compelling science and powerful stories, James Fell shows us that the hare has the edge; overwhelming desire can be awakened fast and furiously. When you learn to become attuned to that sensation of sudden awakening, a new path can be followed almost effortlessly, because it feels like destiny. Everyone has the ability to experience the lightning strike. The Holy Sh!t Moment will teach you how to create a life-changing epiphany and go directly from intention to action.

Instant Influence

Instant Influence
Author: Michael Pantalon
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780316134651
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Release: 2011-05-09
Editor: Little, Brown Spark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you want to motivate your employees to be more productive, convince your customers to use more of your products and services, encourage a loved one to engage in healthier habits, or inspire any change in yourself, renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Pantalon can show you how to achieve Instant Influence in six simple steps. Drawing on three decades of research, Dr. Pantalon's easy-to-learn method can create changes both great and small in 7 minutes or less. This scientifically tested method succeeds in every area of work and life by helping people tap into their deeply personal reasons for wanting to change and finding a spark of "yes" within an answer that sounds like "no."

Instant City

Instant City
Author: Steve Inskeep
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780143122166
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Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analyzes the growing metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan, including the importance of regional stability to American security interests, the terrorist bombing of a Shia religious procession, and the challenging religious, ethnic, and political divides.

The Absolute Book

The Absolute Book
Author: Elizabeth Knox
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780593296745
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bewitching epic fantasy about a revenge killing, a mysterious scroll box that has survived centuries of fires, and the book that changed everything "Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, The Absolute Book is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Taryn Cornick believes that the past--her sister's violent death, and her own ill-conceived revenge--is behind her, and she can get on with her life. She has written a successful book about the things that threaten libraries: insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring . . . but not all of the attention it brings her is good. A policeman, Jacob Berger, questions her about a cold case. Then there are questions about a fire in the library at her grandparents' house and an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter, as well as threatening phone calls and a mysterious illness. Finally a shadowy young man named Shift appears, forcing Taryn and Jacob toward a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is epic, action-packed fantasy in which hidden treasures are recovered, wicked things resurface, birds can talk, and dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, from contemporary England to Auckland, New Zealand; from a magical fairyland to Purgatory. Above all, it is a declaration of love for stories and the ways in which they shape our worlds and create gods out of mortals.

The I Love My Instant Pot Recipe Book

The  I Love My Instant Pot    Recipe Book
Author: Michelle Fagone
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781507212806
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Adams Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*OFFICIALLY LICENSED BY THE MAKERS OF THE INSTANT POT!* 175 must-have recipes for everyone’s favorite cooking appliance—the Instant Pot—perfect for fast, delicious meals the whole family will love. Discover how easy cooking can be with the versatile Instant Pot that serves as everything from a pressure cooker to a sauté pan to a yogurt maker. The fast, programmable, and energy-efficient appliance makes it quick and easy to whip up any of these delicious, satisfying recipes in just minutes! This essential cookbook provides 175 appetizing, flavorful recipes from breakfast through dinner including: –Bacony Poblano Hashbrowns –Moroccan Lamb Stew –Bourbon Barbeque Chicken Thighs –Double Chocolate Cheesecake With dishes to suit every dietary need from vegetarian to gluten free, there’s something for everyone in this collection of Instant Pot recipes. Featuring an introduction to the Instant Pot’s features and tips for the best cooking results, soon you’ll be using your Instant Pot for every meal!

Instant Karma

Instant Karma
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250618825
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her – both good and bad. Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner. Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals. When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals—not necessarily in that order. Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate... and fate.

Gone in an Instant

Gone in an Instant
Author: Annay Dawson
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780557195640
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Release: 2014-02-24
Editor: Annay Dawson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He thought his world was perfect . . . until he met her. He thought his world was perfect . . . when he married her. He thought his world was perfect . . . until he lost her. Jack had worked for the CIA for eight years in the area of South America collecting information on drug lords and cartels. He was good at his job and liked being alone. He was following the brothers and the drug money when they had surprisingly taken a quick trip back to the States. What he hadn't planned on finding on this mission was the love of his life. Susan was just a woman sitting at the table when he saw her. Fate had brought them together twice in one week. For him not to notice it, and although he knew he shouldn't, he did. He thought his world was perfect, a dangerous job and he had her by his side. But then one day, she was gone in an instant.

Teaching Kids to Think

Teaching Kids to Think
Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781492602767
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.

It All Changed in an Instant

It All Changed in an Instant
Author: Larry Smith,Rachel Fershleiser
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061963483
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Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A perfect distraction and inspiration, and a collection that begs to be shared. Be warned, though. If you plan to lend out your copy, start out with two. Once it leaves your hands you’ll never see it again.” —Denver Post (on Not Quite What I Was Planning) The editors of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning are back with its much-anticipated sequel, It All Changed in an Instant. With contributions from acclaimed authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Frank McCourt, Wally Lamb, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, and James Frey, and celebrities like Sarah Silverman, Suze Orman, Marlee Matlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Ann Coulter, and Chelsea Handler, It All Changed in an Instant presents a thousand more glimpses of humanity. . . six words at a time. In the vein of the popular Post Secret books, It All Changed in an Instant, in the words of Vanity Fair, “will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”

Instant Mom

Instant Mom
Author: Nia Vardalos
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062231857
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Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family." Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler. Instant Mom is Vardalos's poignant and hilarious true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters asking, "Any baby news?" With genuine and frank honesty, she describes how she and husband Ian Gomez eventually found their daughter . . . and what happened next. Vardalos explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming, and learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption—motherhood comes in many forms. The book includes laugh-out-loud behind the scenes Hollywood anecdotes, plus an Appendix on how to adopt worldwide. Vardalos will donate proceeds from the book sales to charities. Vardalos candidly shares her instant motherhood story that is relatable for all new moms (and dads!)