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Step on a Crack
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780759518520
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As he faces a devastating personal loss, Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career: a kidnapping crisis that could destroy the most powerful people in America. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former First Lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs: Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Bennett, father of ten, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, Michael is hit with devastating news: After fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, Bennett has lost the great love of his life and faces raising his ten devastated children alone-and rescuing 34 hostages. Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches and the tension boils to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out-or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

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    Stepping on the Cracks
  • Author : Mary Downing Hahn
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780547076607
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a small Southern town in 1944, two girls secretly help a seriously ill army deserter, a decision that changes their perceptions of right and wrong. Issues of moral ambiguity and accepting consequences for actions are thoughtfully considered in this deftly crafted story.

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    Step on a Crack
  • Author : Jill Byrne
  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781604941715
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Jill Byrne's inspirational memoir Step on a Crack shows how her indomitable spirit and sense of humor helped her survive childhood neglect, divorces, chronic and clinical depression, a psychotic episode, and a revolving door of therapists. Following her completion of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process, she removed the psychiatric gum from her shoe forever. In Step on a Crack, Jill tells of her recovery and offers hope to the millions in America who suffer from depression's anguish. About the Author Author Jill Byrne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, met her coauthor, Mike Ransom, through the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Mike and his wife, Jeanine, live in Rochester, Minnesota.

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    Step on a Crack and You'll Break Your Mother's Back
  • Author : Rosemarie Williams
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1790934958
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  • Genre : Books
  • If you have ever believed in the black cat that crossed your path then you are going to love this book! Growing up with a mother who was very superstitious, well to be honest was spooky and yeah sometimes funny. When I first began writing this book I set out to make a mockery using a funny spin of the superstitions that I grew up with but as the words covered the pages I realized that I was reliving some of the most treasured memories of my childhood with my mother. Writing this book has helped me remember some of the precious moments I shared with my wonderfully tiny and spunky mother. I dedicate this book to my mom Ruth Mabel Timberger- Albert- Staples who was the most unselfish, caring and superstitious person I ever knew. Although she was taken from us way to soon. I love and miss you very much. I often wish that we had more time to enjoy an adult mother and daughter relationship. Angel hugs mommy!

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    Step on a Crack
  • Author : M. T. Coffin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0380784327
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  • Genre : Horror stories.
  • A single student is the only person in town who smells a strange fragrance in the air, notices the pieces of cement that are popping out along the cracks in the sidewalks, and hears a pervasive growling sound.

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    Don't Step on the Crack!
  • Author : Colin McNaughton
  • Publisher : Dial
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : PSU:000049907537
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The reader is warned of what might happen if an old superstition is not heeded. Full-color illustrations.

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    Step on a Crack
  • Author : Suzan Zeder
  • Publisher : Anchorage Press (UK)
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 0876022077
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  • Genre : Children's plays
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    Step on a Crack
  • Author : Mary Anderson
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0553248898
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  • Genre : Children's stories, American.
  • Haunted by a recurring nightmare in which she is imprisoned behind a fence and kills her mother, Sarah seeks the help of her friend Josie and is changed by what she learns about her early years and real mother.

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    Kissing Doorknobs
  • Author : Terry Spencer Hesser
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307477743
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • During her preschool years, Tara Sullivan lived in terror that something bad would happen to her mother while they were apart. In grade school, she panicked during the practice fire drills. Practice for what?, Tara asked. For the upcoming disaster that was bound to happen? Then, at the age of 11, it happened. Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother's back. Before Tara knew it, she was counting every crack in the sidewalk. Over time, Tara's "quirks" grew and developed: arranging her meals on plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until she developed a new ritual wherin she kissed her fingers and touched doorknobs....

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    Gone
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316211017
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America. With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.

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    Run for Your Life
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0316040738
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror. Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once! Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.

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    A Crack in the Line
  • Author : Michael Lawrence
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780060724795
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Alaric discovers how to travel to an alternate reality, where his mother is alive and his place in the family is held by a girl named Naia.

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    Cracked it!
  • Author : Bernard Garrette,Corey Phelps,Olivier Sibony
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9783319893754
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. For most of us, however, it doesn’t come naturally and we haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a flawed solution. We seek to confirm our hypotheses and ignore conflicting evidence. We view challenges incompletely through the frameworks we know instead of with a fresh pair of eyes. And when we communicate our recommendations, we forget our reasoning isn’t obvious to our audience. How can we do it better? In Cracked It!, seasoned strategy professors and consultants Bernard Garrette, Corey Phelps and Olivier Sibony present a rigorous and practical four-step approach to overcome these pitfalls. Building on tried-and-tested (but rarely revealed) methods of top strategy consultants, research in cognitive psychology, and the latest advances in design thinking, they provide a step-by-step process and toolkit that will help readers tackle any challenging business problem. Using compelling stories and detailed case examples, the authors guide readers through each step in the process: from how to state, structure and then solve problems to how to sell the solutions. Written in an engaging style by a trio of experts with decades of experience researching, teaching and consulting on complex business problems, this book will be an indispensable manual for anyone interested in creating value by helping their organizations crack the problems that matter most.

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    I, Michael Bennett
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316097475
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. Judges murdered To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe. Target: Michael Bennett As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.

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    Tick Tock
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0316129186
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified! Tick--a killer's countdown begins A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. Tick--Michael Bennett is on the chase The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack. Tock--your time is up Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.

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    Private: Gold
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : BookShots
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780316438834
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Money. Betrayal. Murder.That's a Private conversation. Hired to protect a visiting American woman, Private Johannesburg's Joey Montague is hoping for a routine job looking after a nervous tourist. After the apparent suicide of his business partner, he can't handle much more. But this case is not what it seems--and neither is his partner's death. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

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    Dark Alliance: Movie Tie-In Edition
  • Author : Gary Webb
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 601
  • ISBN : 9781609806217
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Gary Webb pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from then newly declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that had never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Webb’s own stranger-than-fiction experience is also woven into the book. His excoriation by the media—not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but by an insidious process of innuendo and suggestion that in effect blamed Webb for the implications of the story—had been all but predicted. Webb was warned off doing a CIA expose by a former Associated Press journalist who lost his job when, years before, he had stumbled onto the germ of the “Dark Alliance” story. And though Internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department eventually vindicated Webb, he had by then been pushed out of the Mercury News and gone to work for the California State Legislature Task Force on Government Oversight. He died in 2004.

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    Sam's Letters to Jennifer
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780759511163
  • Reader Reviews : 48
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Discover two extraordinary romantic stories about the power of a life-changing love letter. Have you ever gotten a letter that changed your life completely? Sam's Letters to Jennifer is a novel about that kind of drama. In it, a woman is summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will upend completely the world she thought she knew - and throw her into a love more powerful than she ever imagined could be possible. Two extraordinary love stories are entwined here, full of hope and pain and emotions that never die down.

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    The Outsiders
  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781101642610
  • Reader Reviews : 526
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • 50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

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    Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
  • Author : Gail Carson Levine
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781423143338
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fairy Haven's newest arrival, Prilla, along with Rani and Vidia, embarks on a journey filled with danger, sacrifice, and adventure. The fate of Never Land rests on their shoulders.

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    The Children Who Time Lost
  • Author : Marvin Amazon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 0957624425
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
  • What happened to the children? The year is 2043, and humans have been mysteriously unable to reproduce for almost thirty years. To prevent panic and keep the population from dwindling to nothing, global authorities offer a Lotto, where a few winners each week can enter a time portal and bring back adopted children from the future. They're never allowed to talk about what they saw. The exception to this system is Los Angeles resident and reluctant celebrity Rachel Harris, the only woman of her generation to naturally give birth. Years of medical tests and treatments have been unable to explain or replicate her pregnancy, and the whole world grieved when Rachel's daughter died in a tragic accident. When Rachel wins the Lotto, she's shocked, and then elated. She can be a mother again. But the baby she meets in 2108 carries a secret that will shatter Rachel's reality and endanger everyone close to her. Now Rachel must race across time to save her life and her child, even as she discovers that nothing-and no one-are what they seem.

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    The Lake House
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0759527849
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe..

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    Blood Orchid
  • Author : Stuart Woods
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780451208811
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Savvy, sexy”* police chief Holly Barker gets introduced to the cutthroat world of Florida real estate in this New York Times bestselling thriller from Stuart Woods. Blood Orchid: the name of Ed Shine’s favorite flower—and his latest real-estate venture. New to town, the dapper developer makes the acquaintance of Holly, her father Ham, and her wily Doberman, Daisy. It’s just as Holly’s trying to get her life back together after the shattering loss of someone very close to her. But before she can settle back into her routine, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Joining forces with a handsome FBI agent, Holly tracks the clues straight back to their source, only to find a scam more lucrative and more dangerous than any this idyllic town—or Holly—has ever seen...

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    Addie Rose
  • Author : Carolinda Jankel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 197636034X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This is Carolinda's first young adult novel.

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    Step on the Cracks
  • Author : Brandon Posivak
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 163676407X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • In a 2018 study by the American Psychological Association, Gen Z respondents were shown to be the most stressed and had the poorest overall mental health of any generation. As a member of Generation Z, Brandon Posivak went on a search for answers and applicable advice for cultivating genuine happiness. In Step on the Cracks: Reinventing Happiness, Positivity, and Optimism, Posivak shares what he has learned, as well as his passion and excitement for helping others, self-reflection, and learning about happiness. This book answers the questions: What can I do in order to improve my own happiness, positivity, and optimism? How can social media be used in a healthy way? What does it really mean to be "happy" and how can I find it? What will a positive and optimistic outlook do for my future? Ultimately, this book is a tool to help Generation Z to build a foundation for their own happiness and future success and see how to apply what they learn in this book to not only improve their own life but to the lives of those around them too.

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    Hothouse Orchid
  • Author : Stuart Woods
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101144930
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Home gets hot for CIA Special Agent Holly Barker in this novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods’s thrilling series. After Holly Barker lets an international terrorist slip through her fingers for a second time, the CIA thinks she might want a long vacation. So Holly returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, where she had been police chief for many years. But a very unpleasant surprise awaits her. Many years earlier, while she was in the army, Holly and another female officer had brought charges against their commander for sexual harassment. Holly had managed to fight him off, but the other woman, a young lieutenant, had not. The officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and has also left the army—for a job as Orchid Beach’s new police chief. Now Holly must decide whether to return to the CIA—or seek her revenge...

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    The Urge
  • Author : Carl Erik Fisher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780525561453
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker and The Boston Globe An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family and himself “Carl Erik Fisher’s The Urge is the best-written and most incisive book I’ve read on the history of addiction. In the midst of an overdose crisis that grows worse by the hour and has vexed America for centuries, Fisher has given us the best prescription of all: understanding. He seamlessly blends a gripping historical narrative with memoir that doesn’t self-aggrandize; the result is a full-throated argument against blaming people with substance use disorder. The Urge is a propulsive tour de force that is as healing as it is enjoyable to read.” —Beth Macy, author of Dopesick Even after a decades-long opioid overdose crisis, intense controversy still rages over the fundamental nature of addiction and the best way to treat it. With uncommon empathy and erudition, Carl Erik Fisher draws on his own experience as a clinician, researcher, and alcoholic in recovery as he traces the history of a phenomenon that, centuries on, we hardly appear closer to understanding—let alone addressing effectively. As a psychiatrist-in-training fresh from medical school, Fisher was soon face-to-face with his own addiction crisis, one that nearly cost him everything. Desperate to make sense of the condition that had plagued his family for generations, he turned to the history of addiction, learning that the current quagmire is only the latest iteration of a centuries-old story: humans have struggled to define, treat, and control addictive behavior for most of recorded history, including well before the advent of modern science and medicine. A rich, sweeping account that probes not only medicine and science but also literature, religion, philosophy, and public policy, The Urge illuminates the extent to which the story of addiction has persistently reflected broader questions of what it means to be human and care for one another. Fisher introduces us to the people who have endeavored to address this complex condition through the ages: physicians and politicians, activists and artists, researchers and writers, and of course the legions of people who have struggled with their own addictions. He also examines the treatments and strategies that have produced hope and relief for many people with addiction, himself included. Only by reckoning with our history of addiction, he argues—our successes and our failures—can we light the way forward for those whose lives remain threatened by its hold. The Urge is at once an eye-opening history of ideas, a riveting personal story of addiction and recovery, and a clinician’s urgent call for a more expansive, nuanced, and compassionate view of one of society’s most intractable challenges.

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    A Long Walk to Water
  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9780547251271
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.

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    The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
  • Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9782322460687
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Stevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality. More than a moral tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. Also in this volume are "The Body Snatcher," which charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice, and "Olalla," a tale of vampirism and "The Beast Within" which features a beautiful woman at its center.

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    A Step Away from Paradise
  • Author : Thomas K. Shor
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9780143415466
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Paradies
  • WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED... If Lewis Carroll had proclaimed the reality of Alice's Wonderland? What if he had gathered a following & launched an expedition? THE TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY TO A FANTASTIC LAND IT WAS THE EARLY 1960s. The place, a far-off corner of the Himalayas long fabled in Tibetan tradition to be hiding a valley of immortality among its peaks and glaciers--a real-life Shangri-La. They waited generations for the prophesied lama to come, the one with the secret knowledge of how to 'open' the Hidden Land. Then, one day, he came. His name was Tulshuk Lingpa. THIS BOOK TELLS THE TRUE STORY of this charismatic visionary lama and his remarkable expedition. Against the wishes of the kings of both Sikkim and Nepal, he and over three hundred followers ventured up the snowy slopes of the third highest mountain of the planet. Their aim: to open a crack in the very fabric of reality and go to a land we would all wish to inhabit if it were only there--a land of peace and concord. FORTY YEARS LATER, the author spends over five years tracking down the surviving members of this extraordinary expedition. He deftly weaves their stories together with humor, wisdom, and scholarly research into Tibetan traditions of Hidden Lands, all the while reflecting on what this means for the rest of us. "LIKE NO OTHER BOOK I have ever read...a riveting tale of adventure...honest to the real spirit of Tibet...both unique and intriguing...an engrossing read. Highly recommended." JETSUNMA TENZIN PALMO, from the Foreword From Tulshuk Lingpa's Guidebook to the Hidden Land: "DON'T LISTEN TO ANYBODY. Decide by yourself and practise madness. Develop courage for the benefit of all sentient beings. Then you will automatically be free from the knot of attachment. Then you will continually have the confidence of fearlessness and you can then try to open the Great Door of the Hidden Place." FIRST PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN 2011 CITY LION PRESS EDITION 2017 THIS EDITION IS NOT FOR SALE IN SOUTH ASIA, MALAYSIA, OR SINGAPORE

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    Haunted
  • Author : James Patterson,James O. Born
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780316466479
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Detective Michael Bennett and his family are ready to escape New York for a vacation in Maine-but a shocking scene deep in the woods reveals a dark world of drugs and murder. Haunted by guilt and shame, Michael Bennett is living with a father's worst nightmare. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. But it turns out the brochures don't tell the full story; the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up. A young and forgotten girl is the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?

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    3rd Degree
  • Author : James Patterson,Andrew Gross
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0759509093
  • Reader Reviews : 46
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 bestselling new mystery series of the past decade comes roaring back with 3rd Degree, a shockingly suspenseful thriller featuring the Women's Murder Club. One of James Patterson's best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found - and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club. Which one will it be? While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women's Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.

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    Fortune Falls
  • Author : Jenny Goebel
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780545811927
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back. Hold your breath when you pass a graveyard. Find a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck.

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    Step on a Crack
  • Author : Karen Terry
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1479370541
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  • Genre : Books
  • Step On A Crack is a collection of aphorisms and philosophies of a generation of people that did the best they could with what they had.I have a great respect and admiration for those who have endured many tempests.Step On A Crack also includes a assortment of remedies that were used by a community of people that did the best they could with what was available to them.

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    Alert
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781473505476
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • _______________________ Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. Two devastating catastrophes hit in quick succession, putting everyone on edge. Detective Michael Bennett is given the near impossible task of hunting down the shadowy terror group responsible. Then a shocking assassination makes it clear that these inexplicable events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Now Bennett is racing against the clock to save his beloved city – before the most destructive force he has ever faced tears it apart.

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    Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck
  • Author : Herman Parish
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780062221292
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck is a funny I Can Read adventure, starring Amelia Bedelia as a young girl, that is just right for beginning readers. Amelia Bedelia, America's favorite housekeeper, has been making readers laugh for fifty years! America's favorite housekeeper investigates all kinds of good luck and bad luck in this beginning reader starring Amelia Bedelia as a young girl. Why is it unlucky for a black cat to cross your path? Why does a horseshoe bring good luck? If you step on a crack, will you really break your mother's back? Amelia Bedelia, who always takes things literally, tries to understand common superstitions in this funny book about friendship

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    Burn
  • Author : James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316211024
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City-and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career in this #1 New York Times bestseller. At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the demented caller seriously-and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

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    Bullseye
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780316284554
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a stunning thriller from the world's #1 bestselling writer, New York Detective Michael Bennett is caught in the crossfire of a deadly standoff, and he must kill . . . or be killed. Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again. Stepping directly into the line of fire, the President of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart and ignite a war that would shock the world. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president-and the country-before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark.

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    Young House Love
  • Author : Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781579656768
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : House & Home
  • This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

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    The Russian
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781473563087
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As Michael Bennett's wedding day approaches, a killer has a vow of his own to fulfil in the thirteenth thriller featuring the NYPD's finest detective Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his long-time love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces their presence in the city with a string of murders. All of the victims are young women, and each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett uncovers multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern. He promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding, but, as he struggles to connect the killings, Bennett may be walking into a deadly trap. INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON