Worst Fears Realized

Worst Fears Realized
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780061797590
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to go on but the suspicion that the killer might be someone he once knew. The trip down memory lane isn't all bad though, for it reunites Stone with his ex-partner, Dino Bacchetti, now head of detectives in the nineteenth precinct. Trying to find a brilliant killer in a sea of old faces is difficult enough without Stone's former love, Arrington, now Mrs. Vance Calder, resurfacing too—especially when she sets off her own fireworks coming nose to nose with his latest flame, a Mafia princess as beautiful as she is dangerous. Caught on a thrill ride of a case that tests him as none has ever done before, Stone races to find a twisted madman with a taste for blood vengeance, with only a prayer to find him before Stone's worst fears are realized.

Your Worst Fears Realized Or What Do Do when the Corportaion Or Foundation Declines Your Proposal

Your Worst Fears Realized   Or  What Do Do when the Corportaion Or Foundation Declines Your Proposal
Author: Jeffrey L. Lant
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:24960036
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Release: 1991*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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You Can Choose to be Happy

You Can Choose to be Happy
Author: Tom G. Stevens PhD
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780965337724
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Release: 2010
Editor: You Can Choose To Be Happy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. Stevens' research identifies specific learnable beliefs and skills--not general, inherited traits--that cause people to be happy and successful.

Perfectly Correct

Perfectly Correct
Author: Val McDermid
Pages: 292
ISBN: 058351149X
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Swimming to Catalina

Swimming to Catalina
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780061798320
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiancé wants Stone to come to LA and find her. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that takes him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.

All Our Worst Ideas

All Our Worst Ideas
Author: Vicky Skinner
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250195432
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Swoon Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two teens who have nothing in common work together at a record store in All Our Worst Ideas, a powerful and voice-driven YA novel from Vicky Skinner. When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly. Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy—his complete opposite—but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother. As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver.

The Devouring

The Devouring
Author: Simon Holt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0316039969
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Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Reggie finds an old journal and reads about the Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, she assumes they are just the musings of some lunatic author. But soon, they become a terrifying reality when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims. Risking her life and her sanity, Reggie enters a living nightmare to save the people she loves. Can she devour own her fears before they devour her? Bone-chilling, terrifying, thrilling...what are you waiting for?

The Fear Zone 2

The Fear Zone 2
Author: K. R. Alexander
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781338702149
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Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They thought the fears were gone.They thought the nightmares would stop haunting them.But the five of them were wrong.They're older now. They're friends. But that friendship can be shattered so easily when life turns scary again.It was bad enough when it was just clowns and sharks and snakes. Back then, they had to conquer their own fear.Now . . . they have to conquer everyone else's.

Princeps Fury

Princeps  Fury
Author: Jim Butcher
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781440642753
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Release: 2008-11-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the people of Alera use their unique bond with the elemental forces of nature for protection. But even nature may not be enough to stave off the coming storm… Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera’s oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord—the enemy of Aleran and Canim alike—have laid waste to the Canim homeland. And the Alerans find themselves trapped alongside their former enemies. Meanwhile, war-torn Alera rebuilds while politicians and nobles vie for power. But from the south comes the news: the Vord have come to Alera. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. But the thousand years are over...

New York Dead

New York Dead
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780061750298
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first novel in the thrilling Stone Barrington Series by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Stuart Woods Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he's too smart to be a cop, but it’s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out. Suddenly he’s on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the country's hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman. No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell. Stone finds himself caught in a perilous web of unspeakable crimes, dangerous friends, and sexual depravity that has throughout it one common thread: Sasha.

25 Years to the Unthinkable

25 Years to the Unthinkable
Author: Paul Johnston, Sr.
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1978420153
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Release: 2017-10-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

25 Years to the Unthinkable is a harrowing fictional journey into a disturbing future for American Christians. At the time of the writing of this short novel, the football protests were costing the NFL many dollars in ticket sales and lost advertising revenues. The premise of the novel is a billionaire team owner blames right wing Christians for destroying his dreams of greatness and vows revenge, plunging America into a twenty-five year downward spiral of political corruption and propaganda aimed at Christians who stand on Biblical principles. This novel takes you into the lives of a dedicated group of twenty-first century Christians. They must band together for support and protection or face being eaten by lions in the old football stadiums. Considering current levels of hatred and animosity that exist towards Christians who try to follow Bible based beliefs, it leaves one wondering if things really could deteriorate this far in the next twenty-five years. If you like a book that takes you to the edge of your seat and beyond as you become invested in the lives of the characters, then this book is for you.

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways
Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781481438308
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carnegie Medal winner A National Book Award Finalist Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019 A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019 A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019 A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 “As innovative as it is emotionally arresting.” —Entertainment Weekly From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

Strike Zone

Strike Zone
Author: Mike Lupica
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525514893
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A timely and heartfelt follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller Heat, about a young baseball prodigy and his immigrant family living in today's America. Twelve-year-old star Little League pitcher Nick Garcia has a dream. Several in fact. He dreams he'll win this season's MVP and the chance to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. He dreams he'll meet his hero, Yankee's pitcher Michael Arroyo. He dreams they'll find a cure for Lupus so he sister won't have to suffer. But mostly, he dreams one day his family can stop living in fear of the government. For one kid, it's almost too much to bear. Luckily, Nick has his two best friends Ben and Diego to keep him balanced. But when Nick notices a mysterious man lurking on his street corner, he senses a threat. Suddenly, his worst fears are realized, and just when it seems there's no one they can trust, an unexpected hero emerges and changes everything. Praise for Strike Zone: *"Lupica skillfully addresses the timely and complicated topic of living as the child of undocumented immigrants and the uncertainty facing many American families....This exceptional baseball novel delivers both lively sports action and critical subject matter." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --"Lupica's action sequences are thrilling and fast-paced....[a] solid purchase where Mike Lupica and the Yankees are popular." --School Library Journal --"As he did in Heat, Lupica skillfully juggles the baseball drama with the larger social issues that swirl around it, vividly putting a human face on the immigration crisis." --Booklist --"Strike Zone brings the game of baseball to life, but moreover, it addresses immigration, a current issue in U.S. culture and politics. Teens will choose to read Strike Zone as a "sports book" but will root for Nick both on and off the field. The Garcia family's desire to become legal U.S. citizens is well woven into this fast-paced story." --VOYA

Ghost

Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

A Map of the World

A Map of the World
Author: Jane Hamilton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307764065
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Release: 2010-12-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pen/Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives. The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school. But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will. A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307414090
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Release: 2007-06-29
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

My Left Foot

My Left Foot
Author: Christy Brown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781446466940
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Release: 2014-07-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Christy Brown was born a victim of cerebral palsy. But the hapless, lolling baby concealed the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a writer who would take his place among the giants of Irish literature. This is Christy Brown's own story. He recounts his childhood struggle to learn to read, write, paint and finally type, with the toe of his left foot. In this manner he wrote his bestseller Down all the Days.

The fear of women

  The   fear of women
Author: Wolfgang Lederer
Pages: 360
ISBN: OCLC:1070555273
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
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Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781423179184
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book one in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore--now with a stunning new look and an exclusive bonus short story featuring Liam and his brother, Cole. When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. But when the truth about Ruby's abilities--the truth she's hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities--comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them--East River--they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they've dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.