In an Instant

In an Instant
Author: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 500
ISBN: 164358796X
Available:
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: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1542006589
Available:
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: Lee Woodruff,Bob Woodruff
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588366610
Available:
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
Available:
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.

Vanish in an Instant

Vanish in an Instant
Author: Margaret Millar
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781681990118
Available:
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.

All of an Instant

All of an Instant
Author: Richard Garfinkle
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466839588
Available:
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.

Comfort in an Instant

Comfort in an Instant
Author: Melissa Clark
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780525576167
Available:
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.

E mail In An Instant

E mail In An Instant
Author: Karen Leland,Keith Bailey
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781601638731
Available:
Release: 2009-02-01
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The In An Instant series is a new brand of user-friendly, engaging, and practical reference guides on core business topics, which capitalizes on the authors' extensive experience and knowledge, as well as interviews they have conducted with leading business experts. Written in an upbeat and engaging style, the series presents 60 tips and techniques with anecdotes, examples, and exercises that the reader can immediately apply to make their work life more efficient, effective, and satisfying. Surveys show that people in corporations receive an average of 175 messages per day. Topping the list is e-mail, surpassing voice mail, faxes, and telephone messages as the most frequent type of message received.While e-mail is the biggest communication tool for business use, its remote nature—which eliminates tone of voice and body language—presents a huge potential for misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Many people find themselves dealing with dozens of e-mails every day whose impact has been lost in cyberspace and, as a result, frequently miss the mark. E-mail In An Instant helps readers to gain mastery over their electronic mail box and be more effective at getting their messages across with style and impact as well as managing and responding to the messages they receive. The book shows everyone from corporate executives to stay-at-home moms how to improve their e-mail efficiency by: Accelerating your workday by knowing what to send and what not to Assessing your e-mail writing style Adopting time management for your mailbox Learning to separate the trivial from the important Learning how to say no, e-mail style Writing business e-mails for other cultures

No Ordinary Life

No Ordinary Life
Author: Suzanne Redfearn
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455533893
Available:
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.

Gone in an Instant

Gone in an Instant
Author: Annay Dawson
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780557195640
Available:
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.

An Instance Of The Fingerpost

An Instance Of The Fingerpost
Author: Iain Pears
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781446466230
Available:
Release: 2011-04-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in Oxford in the 1660s - a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment - this remarkable novel centres around a young woman, Sarah Blundy, who stands accused of the murder of Robert Grove, a fellow of New College. Four witnesses describe the events surrounding his death: Marco da Cola, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion;Jack Prescott, the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologian and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each one tells their version of what happened but only one reveals the extraordinary truth. Brilliantly written, utterly convincing, gripping from the first page to the last, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a magnificent tour de force.

Keto in an Instant

Keto in an Instant
Author: Stacey Crawford
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781465487087
Available:
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

It All Changed in an Instant

It All Changed in an Instant
Author: Larry Smith,Rachel Fershleiser
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061963483
Available:
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.”

An Instant in the Wind

An Instant in the Wind
Author: André Brink
Pages: 249
ISBN: 074939921X
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In early 1749 a white woman and a black man are stranded in the wilderness of the South African interior. She is an educated woman, totally helpless in the wilds. He is a runaway slave. They know only each other. At first their relationship is guarded, poisoned by the black and white in them both. But hesitantly there emerges between them a fellowship that engulfs their most private selves, as they face the long trek back to civilisation.

Maths in Minutes

Maths in Minutes
Author: Paul Glendinning
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780857386175
Available:
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Quercus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Both simple and accessible, Maths in Minutes is a visually led introduction to 200 key mathematical ideas. Each concept is quick and easy to remember, described by means of an easy-to-understand picture and a maximum 200-word explanation. Concepts span all of the key areas of mathematics, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, Sets and Numbers, Geometry, Equations, Limits, Functions and Calculus, Vectors and Algebra, Complex Numbers, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Metrics and Measures and Topology.

A Life Without Water

A Life Without Water
Author: Marci Bolden
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781950348213
Available:
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Pink Sand Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carol Denman divorced her husband over twenty years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter’s thirtieth birthday, John barges back into Carol’s life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built. John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife’s agreement…he needs her. With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water…but which may ultimately set them free.

Meal Prep in an Instant

Meal Prep in an Instant
Author: Becca Ludlum
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781615649402
Available:
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make weekly meal prep in your Instant Pot easy with over 50 recipes and 7 weekly prep plans Meal prep has never been easier with an Instant Pot. With it's versatility and ability to cook quickly and efficiently, you can use your Instant Pot to cook meals for the week ahead, or prepare your meals on your prep day and just dump them into the Instant Pot for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. With seven customized prep plans, Meal Prep in an Instant will show you how to use your prep day efficiently to prepare three lunch or dinner meals and one breakfast meal, package them up for the week ahead, and enjoy fresh, delicious meals without struggling to figure out what to make for dinner every night. Here's what you'll get: Over 50 recipes that will appeal to a variety of tastes and appetities Seven weekly meal plans, each featuring four primary recipes, three alternate recipes, and one dessert, and many of the recipes are dairy-free or vegetarian Detailed prep day plans for every weekly meal plan, each designed to help you maximize your time in the kitchen on your prep day Handy shopping lists and equipment lists to help you execute your plan perfectly and efficiently

The Chaos of Standing Still

The Chaos of Standing Still
Author: Jessica Brody
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781481499187
Available:
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death.

Big Ideas in Brief

Big Ideas in Brief
Author: Ian Crofton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781623650940
Available:
Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Quercus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits. With Big Ideas in Brief, Crofton provides an accessible tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects--Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, the Arts, and Science. A series of short, lively articles, accompanied by 100 illustrations, introduces a host of diverse topics, from Existentialism to Expressionism, from Consciousness to Constitutionalism, from Feminism to Free Trade, from Class to Cognitive Theory, from Reincarnation to Relativityâ??all explained simply and clearly. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Kids to Think

Teaching Kids to Think
Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781492602767
Available:
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.