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Download and read online Weep Not Child in PDF and EPUB The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. The first East African novel published in English, Weep Not, Child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Download and read online A Dark Lure in PDF and EPUB Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved. Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible--could the butcher be back, this time to finish his job? As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a ranch heir, writer, and adventurer who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia's determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.
Download and read online Tale of the Waning Moon in PDF and EPUB Enchanted by the Spirit of the Last Quarter Moon to follow in his footsteps, the beleaguered young Ryuka discovers en route that all kinds of men (with varying degrees of morality) are attracted to his body like bees to honey. But despite Ryuka's initial resentment of and rage at his fate, his feelings for the moon spirit Ixto are softening into something like...possibly...love? That said, finer feelings won't make his trials and tribulations on this lengthy journey any easier! Standing between Ryuka and Ixto is the door to the moon, a stolid, unmoving thing said to open only if certain conditions are met. However, completing this quest will put the chastity of both Ryuka and his traveling companions on the line! At this rate, will Ryuka even make it to the moon in one piece?
Download and read online Undoing Ties Political Philosophy at the Waning of the State in PDF and EPUB Undoing Ties claims to offer an answer to the question of what happens when the ties between traditional political institutions and citizens are being undone. The basic aim of the book is to offer an introductory and accessible overview of those paradigms and theories that are specifically concerned with the irreducible plurality of life forms and seek to understand how this challenge should be faced. The authors adopt an interdisciplinary approach to foreground how scholars in different areas (such as political philosophy, jurisprudence, sociology and anthropology) deal with one of the key characterizing elements of today's political scenario, that is to say, the reviviscence of sub-state and supra-state groups as crucial political actors vis-Á -vis the state.
Download and read online In the Barren Ground in PDF and EPUB In the Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, night consumes every hour of the winter. Humans are scarce; ferocious predators roam freely. Locals say spirits do, too. Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn t mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles. One bitter night, she gets a call about the fatal wolf mauling of two students, and the only way to reach the remote scene is to enlist the help of the arrogant, irritatingly handsome Cameron Crash O Halloran, a local bush pilot with a shady reputation for smuggling and a past cloaked in shadow. When the macabre scene they uncover suggests violence much more sinister than animal, Tana must trust Crash if she wants to protect the town and herself from the evil that lurks in the frozen dark."
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Download and read online Eating in the Light of the Moon in PDF and EPUB Teaches women to free themselves from eating disorders by finding the metaphors hidden in their own life stories
Download and read online The Drowned Girls in PDF and EPUB He surfaced two years ago. Then he disappeared. But Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card--crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back? Then the body of a drowned young woman, also bearing the marks of the serial rapist, floats up in the Gorge, and the hunt for a predator becomes a hunt for a killer. Assigned to the joint investigative task force, Angie is more than ready to prove that she has what it takes to break into the all-male homicide division. But her private life collides with her professional ambitions when she's introduced to her temporary partner, James Maddocks--a man she'd met just the night before in an intense, anonymous encounter. Together, Angie and Maddocks agree to put that night behind them. But as their search for the killer intensifies, so does their mutual desire. And Angie's forays into the mind of a monster shake loose some unsettling secrets about her own past. How can she fight for the truth when it turns out her whole life is a lie?
Download and read online Internal Time in PDF and EPUB Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better.
Download and read online The Waning Sun in PDF and EPUB "Lanton; the Americans lived there. All the cursing, spitting, ragged tired talk of days and dollars bled into the rural streets. There was stale contentment and it was predictable. Cheap rent. Old mills. 'Day in, day out, we do this all the same. We are noble, and we work all the same.' They voted on party lines. There were mothers and fathers sleeping in separate rooms. When it was no longer enough, they slept in separate homes with separate lovers. But they still believed in their way. There were lakes, rivers, rushing waters, stagnant ponds, stones awash in currents, trees of the New England forest, mud and fields, the hum of the distant trains as they carried industry towards the plain, the factory smoke clawing at the sun's throne, the towers of steel that hung strings of rusted latter rungs, the telephone poles crooked and brushed by the feather flown wings of pine trees, the birds calling home across the horizon line echo and the sorrowed deer that lost a mother to the hunter's gun, the bridges that hung, crumbling slowly, above the steady passage of the current, the sounds of wrenches turning and falling from the stiff hands of worn men, the ragged hum of diesel engines carrying heavy machinery to a new lot, a new site, for a new home. It was all there, perfectly rural, inharmonious, everlastingly without a known purpose other than to exist, as men must, in a world that no faith or science could and never will be able to explain. It was a chaotic sight to behold and sound to hear, all somehow flowing in unison with all of the mechanics of mankind. In that sense, the great course of cities and the roaming sprawls of the Midwest were not so much different than the Lanton reality. All land, all the concrete madness of Manhattan and Chicago or Los Angeles, all the grazed prairie and the open New Mexican desert, was part of that one perfect image. It all belonged to movement and time." The Waning Sun follows protagonist Parker Edison as he journeys through the final stages of youth in search of love, truth, and compassion. He stumbles upon lust and ventures into the American West where his faith of which he is uncertain is ultimately tested.
Download and read online The Perfect Outsider in PDF and EPUB "Please help me figure out who I am." How can she leave him to die? June Farrow works for Cold Plains Search and Rescue as cover for her real mission-helping Devotees escape from Samuel Grayson's evil cult. The rugged man she finds in the woods has no memory, but evidence points to his being one of Grayson's murderous enforcers. Hardwired to save lives, June's only option is to take him to the safe house. "Jesse" is the name on his belt buckle-that's about the only thing he knows. Now he's being held prisoner by a beautiful stranger. The fierce attraction between them threatens to awaken details from his past. But how can he even trust himself when he might destroy those he's trying to protect?
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Download and read online Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life in PDF and EPUB THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”-TheEconomist.com
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