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A Gathering of Secrets

By Linda Castillo
  • ISBN Code: : 1250121337
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series (July 2017) by Linda Castillo. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside—burned alive—Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she’s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.

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But bring me to the knowledge of your chiefs. Marino Faliero. Midnight was over Rome. The skies were dark and lowering, and ominous of tempest; for it was a sirocco, and the welkin was overcast with sheets of vapory cloud, not very dense, indeed, or solid, but still sufficient to intercept the feeble twinkling of the stars, which alone held dominion in the firmament; since the young crescent of the moon had sunk long ago beneath the veiled horizon. The air was thick and sultry, and so unspeakably oppressive, that for above three hours the streets had been entirely deserted. In a few houses of the higher class, lights might be seen dimly shining through the casements of the small chambers, hard beside the doorway, appropriated to the use of the Atriensis, or slave whose charge it was to guard the entrance of the court. But, for the most part, not a single ray cheered the dull murky streets, except that here and there, before the holy shrine, or vaster and more elaborate temple, of some one of Rome's hundred gods, the votive lanthorns, though shorn of half their beams by the dense fog-wreaths, burnt perennial. The period was the latter time of the republic, a few years after the fell democratic persecutions of the plebeian Marius had drowned the mighty city oceans-deep in patrician gore; after the awful retribution of the avenger Sylla had rioted in the destruction of that guilty faction. He who was destined one day to support the laurelled diadem of universal empire on his bald brows, stood even now among the noblest, the most ambitious, and the most famous of the state; though not as yet had he unfurled the eagle wings of conquest over the fierce barbarian hordes of Gaul and Germany, or launched his galleys on the untried waters of the great Western sea. A dissipated, spendthrift, and luxurious youth, devoted solely as it would seem to the pleasures of the table, or to intrigues with the most fair and noble of Rome's ladies, he had yet, amid those unworthy occupations, displayed such gleams of overmastering talent, such wondrous energy, such deep sagacity, and above all such uncurbed though ill-directed ambition, that the perpetual Dictator had already, years before, exclaimed with prescient wisdom,—"In yon unzoned youth I perceive the germ of many a Marius." At the same time, the magnificent and princely leader, who was to be thereafter his great rival, was reaping that rich crop of glory, the seeds of which had been sown already by the wronged Lucullus, in the broad kingdoms of the effeminate East. Meanwhile, as Rome had gradually rendered herself, by the exertion of indomitable valor, the supreme mistress of every foreign power that bordered on the Mediterranean, wealth, avarice, and luxury, like some contagious pestilence, had crept into the inmost vitals of the commonwealth, until the very features, which had once made her famous, no less for her virtues than her valor, were utterly obliterated and for ever. Instead of a paternal, poor, brave, patriotic aristocracy, she had now a nobility, valiant indeed and capable, but dissolute beyond the reach of man's imagination, boundless in their expenditures, reckless as to the mode of gaining wherewithal to support them, oppressive and despotical to their inferiors, smooth-tongued and hypocritical toward each other, destitute equally of justice and compassion toward men, and of respect and piety toward the Gods! Wealth had become the idol, the god of the whole people! Wealth—and no longer service, eloquence, daring, or integrity,—was held the requisite for office. Wealth now conferred upon its owner, all magistracies all guerdons—rank, power, command,—consulships, provinces, and armies.

Every Deep-Drawn Breath

By Wes Ely
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982171170
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Medical
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“Perhaps one lesson to draw from the pandemic, with help from books like this one, is that the ICU experience can be changed for the better” (The Washington Post) for both patients and their families. You will learn how in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work by a world-renowned critical care doctor. Over the next ten years, 40 to 60 million people in this country will be admitted to the ICU. Most of these hospitalizations will be sudden, unexpected, and harrowing experiences that can alter patients and their families physically and emotionally, with effects that endure for years. In this rich blend of science, medical history, profoundly humane patient stories, and personal reflection, Dr. Wes Ely describes his mission to prevent patients from being inadvertently harmed by the technology that is keeping them alive. You will experience the world of critical care through the eyes of a physician who drastically changed his clinical practice to offer person-centered health care, and through cutting-edge research convinced others to do the same. For decades, ICU survivors left the hospital with disabling symptoms including newly acquired dementia, depression, PTSD, and nerve damage, all now recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Dr. Ely’s groundbreaking investigations advanced the understanding of PICS and introduced crucial changes that reshaped intensive care: minimizing sedation, maximizing mobility, listening to the family, and providing supportive aftercare. Dr. Ely shows that there are ways to bring humanity into the ICU and that “technology plus touch” is the future of health care and is a proven path toward returning ICU patients to the lives they had before their hospital stay. An essential resource for anyone who will be affected by illness—which is all of us—Ely’s “personal, passionate return to the ethical heart of the Hippocratic oath…[offers] meaningful, thought-provoking insight into the world of critical care” (Kirkus Reviews).

Time's Fugitive

By Jennette Marie Powell
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  • Publisher : Mythical Press
  • Book Code : 0983909733
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 507
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A past shrouded in mystery Violet Sinclair remembers nothing of her life before the day she awoke several years earlier, drenched in blood that wasn’t hers. But since she met Tony Solomon, she knows one thing – sometime in her hidden past, she knew him… loved him… and did something terrible to him. A present fraught with danger Time-traveler Tony Solomon swears he never met Violet before they worked together, yet he can’t deny her uncanny resemblance to the woman he loved and lost decades before his birth. After an impulse encounter leaves Violet pregnant with his child and running for her life from gunmen from the future, only the past offers escape. A future feared in jeopardy Framed for murder, yet determined to protect Violet and their child, Tony goes along, though he vowed he’d never time-travel again. But when they jump back much further than planned, their troubles are only beginning—and secrets can get them killed. Not your typical time travel romance, the Saturn Society series creates a wonderful blend of romance and science fiction, an exciting adventure through time rich in action, romance, and history.

My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is

By Paul Stanbridge
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  • Publisher : Galley Beggar Press
  • Book Code : 191311127X
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
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In My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is, the extraordinary follow-up to his prize-winning novel Forbidden Line, Paul Stanbridge tells us about remarkable things. He tells us about the plains of Doggerland, lost under the North Sea. He tells us about ancient horses, carved into chalk hillsides. He tells us about the mysteries of trees. My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is is a book bursting with the joy of discovery, the beauty of the world, and the rich, warm pulse of life. It is also a book about death. In 2015, Paul’s brother took his own life, leaving behind pitifully few possessions and an irreducible complex of questions. In his search for answers, Paul discovers that facts can be the opposite of truth, and that to see something fully, we must sometimes look away. Blending fiction and memoir, knowing and unknowing, love and loss, My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is is a heartbreaking and generous exploration of grief. A beautiful and painful tribute to Paul’s brother, it stands alone.

The Roman Traitor: A True Tale of the Republic

By Henry William Herbert
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 236
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The Roman Traitor is a historical novel set in the 1st century BC that features the turbulent political life of the Roman Republic. In the author's opinion, the conspiracy of Catiline was a theme particularly well adapted for the purpose, as being an actual event of vast importance, and in many respects unparalleled in history; as being partially familiar to everyone, thoroughly understood perhaps by no one and particularly interesting because of the dark and mysterious motives of the actors. "The gate was closed as silently as it had given him entrance; was barred and bolted; and till then no word was interchanged. When all, however, was secure, a deep rich voice, suppressed into a whisper, exclaimed "Sergius?" "Ay!" answered Cataline. "Come on!" and without farther parley they stole into the most secret chambers of the house, fearful as it appeared of the sounds of their own footsteps, much more of their own voices."

Ifa Divination

By William W. Bascom
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253114659
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : History
  • Members : 482
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"The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accumulated wisdom of countless generations of Yoruba people, are an invaluable source not only for all students of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but also for future generations interested in the continuing vitality of Ifa divination and a Yoruba way of life and thought." -- Henry Drewal This landmark study of Ifa, the most important and elaborate system of divination of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, remains a monumental contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, religion, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.

Borvo

By DNI Bradbury
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781456784584
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 361
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Borvo is a pagan healer who embarks on a spiritual journey at the time of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, a zealous reforming Christian king. Borvo gets caught up in the king's efforts to bring peace to his country against the ever invading Danes. The 9th century was a time of enormous progress when kingdoms were settling down into the recognisable shapes that we see today. Borvo has difficult choices to make to keep both his spiritual and physical being safe from harm.

Prescott of Saskatchewan

By Harold Bindloss
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 626
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"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Stars of Black

By Julian M. Miles
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  • Publisher : Lizards of the Host Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 587
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There is a tainted play written by a genius who killed himself when it was completed. Any who read it will experience epiphanies beyond endurance. Countless centuries of its malign influence are spanned by the stories in this book. From seventeenth-century buccaneers to twenty-first century soldiers, from Victorian slums to quiet suburban streets, the play and the monarch it tells of have brought ruination and salvation. Inspired by the weird, atmospheric horror of nineteenth century author Robert W. Chambers – Come and meet the original King in Yellow.

A Gathering Storm

By Tamsin Mori
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  • Publisher : UCLan Publishing
  • Book Code : 1915235162
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 187
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Book two in the thrilling Weather Weaver trilogy. Praise for The Weather Weaver: ‘This magical, highly original story of a girl who learns to control the weather will blow you away with its drama, warmth and wit.’ Anna Wilson ‘A storm-swept adventure brimming with Shetland magic.’ Alex English Once a year, weather weavers from all over the globe come together at the Gathering, to trade weather magic and stories. Stella and Nimbus can’t wait to meet other weather weavers, but they’re in for a frosty welcome. Tamar has always been a rule-breaker. This time, she’s broken the law, but it’s Stella who’ll lose everything if the trial goes badly. Can Stella and Nimbus thaw the hearts of the council elders, or will winter tear them apart?

Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts

By М.F. Maury
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5876865621
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 147
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Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts Approved by Captian D.N. Ingraha Cheff Of The Bureau Of Ordnance and Hydrography, And Published By Authority Of Hon. Isaac Toucey.

Systems Prospects

By Robert L. Flood,Michael C. Jackson,Paul Keys
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461308453
  • Total of Pages : 390
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 161
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Systems Prospects is a record of the papers presented at the first con ference organised by the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS), held at Thwaite Hall, Hull University (UK), on the dates 12th-15th July, 1988. The UKSS originally came together in 1978 as the Barford Group (the first meetings were held in the town of Barford), comprising academics from the four institutions that incorporated departments which primarily were con cerned with developing the theory and practice of so-called systems scienc- namely Aston University, City University, Lancaster University and the Open University. The meetings of the Barford Group were deemed to be successful, so much so that a decision was made to widen its horizons to incorporate more generally those of the United Kingdom systems community (a diffuse number of academics and practitioners) - hence the title UKSS. The society, ten years later, is extant and has achieved new levels of success in the last few years in terms of rising membership and international reputation. The membership is now drawn from a wide variety of academic and commercial and industrial organisations, and from most reaches of the nation. There is also an international contingent in the membership. It is right that there should be such diversity since the UKSS is founded on the notion of equality (of creed, sex, race, class and so on ••• ). This community is "glued" together by the Society's own publication, Systemist, as well as through workshops and now this conference.

Entheogens and the Development of Culture

By John A. Rush
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1583946241
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 783
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of plants and fungi over a long period of time. The trade-off for lowered functioning and potential drug abuse has been more creative thinking--or a leap in consciousness. Experiments in entheogen use led to the development of primitive medicine, in which certain mind-altering plants and fungi were imbibed to still fatigue, pain, or depression, while others were taken to promote hunger and libido. Our ancestors selected for our neural hardware, and our propensity for seeking altered forms of consciousness as a survival strategy may be intimately bound to our decision-making processes going back to the dawn of time. Fourteen essays by a wide range of contributors—including founding president of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Religion section Michael Winkelman, PhD; Carl A. P. Ruck, PhD, Boston University professor of classics and an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus; and world-renowned botanist Dr. Gaston Guzma, member of the Colombian National Academy of Sciences and expert on hallucinogenic mushrooms—demonstrate that altering consciousness continues to be an important part of human experience today. Anthropologists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the effects of mind-altering substances on the human mind and soul will find this book deeply informative and inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.