Category : History
Editor : St. Martin's Press
ISBN : 9781250276766
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER This edition includes illustrations by Everett Dyson From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. “Powerfully illuminating, heart-wrenching, and enlightening.” -Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist “Crushingly powerful, Long Time Coming is an unfiltered Marlboro of black pain.” -Isabel Wilkerson, bestselling author of Caste "Formidable, compelling...has much to offer on our nation’s crucial need for racial reckoning and the way forward." -Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night’s events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation’s history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd’s death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg. Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters—each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney—Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life—and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson’s exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bantam
ISBN : 9780553589351
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 210
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In more than fifty New York Times bestselling novels, Sandra Brown has captivated her millions of readers with stories of charismatic love and tantalizing twists of fate. In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years—and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last. He arrived out of the blue—a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies’ man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he’d fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs’s return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn’t the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it’s like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can’t remember sleeping with Marnie—then again, he can’t remember much about his crazy past. But there’s more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn’t biologically hers. As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret...one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone—and the man she desires more than anything.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN : 9781496441553
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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“Pearson delivers a poignant debut that explores the faith of one African American family. . . . The writing is strong, and the story is engaging, and readers will be pleased to discover a new voice in Southern inspirational fiction.” —Booklist Christy Award winner! To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she’s dying doesn’t mean she can’t keep it that way. If any of her children have questions about their daddy and the choices she made after he abandoned them, they’d best take it up with Jesus. There’s no room in Granny B’s house for regrets or hand-holding. Or so she thinks. Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on Beatrice’s doorstep anyway, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother’s heart and home inside out. Evelyn’s meddling uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781407067759
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Eldritch Swan is a dead man. Or at least that is what his nephew Stephen has always been told. Until one day Eldritch walks back into his life after 36 years in an Irish prison. He won't reveal any of the details of his incarceration, insisting only that he is innocent of any crime. His return should be of interest to no-one. But the visit of a solicitor with a mysterious request will take Eldritch and his sceptical nephew fromsleepy seaside Paignton to London, where an exhibition of Picasso paintings from the prestigious Brownlow collection proves to be the starting point on a journey that will transport them back to the Second World War and the mystery behind Eldritch's imprisonment. In 1940, he was personal assistant to a wealthy diamond dealer in Antwerp, whose collection of modern art was the envy of many. The subsequent disappearance of those paintings began a trail of murder and intrigue which was to have a catastrophic effect on Eldritch's life. But untangling the web of murky secrets, family ties and old betrayals that conceals the truth will prove to be a dangerous pursuit for Eldritch and Stephen. Before long, a mysterious enemy is doing everything possible to stop the truth emerging - at whatever cost...

Category : Poetry
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595809516
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 124
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PLEASE READ MY BOOK I sure would like you to read my book. Don't put it down-it's worth another look. It's full of poems, some funny, some sad. It has everything in it, from a homely cowboy to a boy and his dad. Most are fiction, but some are true. My main objective was to entertain you. This little book took a lot of time. I really racked my brain coming up with all the rhymes. But it all paid off and I hope that you'll agree. There are some great ones here-just between you and me. So tell your friends about me, I'd like to be a star. And if I sell enough of them, I can buy a brand new car.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Harlequin
ISBN : 9781488036910
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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Bestselling author Rochelle Alers’s beloved Whitfield Brides series begins with this endearing contemporary romance Brooklyn assistant district attorney Micah Sanborn walks into wedding planner Tessa Whitfield’s town house and winds up stranded there all night in a citywide blackout… alongside the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. Tessa’s vow to avoid mixing work with pleasure is completely forsaken once she’s thrown together with the tall, gorgeous assistant DA. Micah offers Tessa the kind of passion she’s only fantasized about, but their whirlwind romance hits a snag when he’s unable to say those three little words. Can Micah overcome his fear from a painful breakup in the past? And will Tessa be willing to wait for his love? Originally published in 2008

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781449062545
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 154
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Col. Ronald Lee Alexander. "Alex" for short, is an Army intelligence officer and specialist in weapons of mass destruction. Alex and others like him who offer their protection to us and often make the ultimate sacrifice for our nation are featured, as they try to capture or eliminate the terrorist threat. In this version of the events of 9/11, an attempt is made on Airforce One, when it returns to Washington. One of the terrorists who is captured, escapes. Alex gives chase, assisted by various local police agencies. The terrorist gets to Boston and a safe house. He is joined by another terrorist from Central Europe, with knowledge of how to manufactor WMD. Together they set up a laboratory in the house and fortify their surroundings with guards, dogs, and security devises. Before the autorities can stop them, they transport the weaponized material to Miami. After learning of their whereabouts, Alex and his team contact the President and are rushed to Miami on a civilian jet. With only a guess as to where and how the WMD might be used, Alex and his team are able to foil the deadly plot. The two masterminds however excape. One of them is followed into Mexico, where Alex and his team are able to bring him to justice. The other terorrist, escapes. Sometime later, Alex learns of another plot by the terrorist who got away. This time the terrorist cell has assembled a suitcase size nuclear weapon and Alex's team must locate the devise before it releases its deadly radiation. By the time they find it, there is no time to dismantle the device which is securely contained in a welded metal box. Alex, must find another way to keep the city safe.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Abingdon Press
ISBN : 9781426716157
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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Deidre Clark-Morris is a faithful Christian who has everything she could dream of, except the children her heart longs for. Kenisha Smalls has lived in poverty all her life. She has three children by three different men and has just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. While the meeting between these two women appears accidental, it becomes their catalyst of hope. Neither woman expects the blessing that God has in store for her. While Deidre guides Kenisha on the path to eternal life with Jesus Christ, Kenisha teaches Deidre how to stand strong against the storms of life.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bantam
ISBN : 9780553907407
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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A classic thriller with Goddard's trademark plot twists. In Antwerp in 1939, a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving his priceless collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes them to London. The boat he flees on sinks, leaving no survivors. Fast forward to 1976 when his penniless family tries to track down the missing paintings. A classic thriller with Goddard's trademark plot twists.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Stackhouse Press
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 295
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First in the FATED LOVES collection: A ghostly romantic novel from USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire. 4.5-Star, Romantic Times Top Pick and winner of the Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award! Downloaded over two million times worldwide. Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her... Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after -- determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance has truly healed her troubled soul. Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises: Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death -- and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed -- and the childhood friendship she treasured -- now suddenly seem very much alive... “LONG TIME COMING is a remarkably well blended romance and mystery, with fascinating shades of the paranormal. The way each layer of Joy's discovery of her forgotten past is revealed is deftly done and exceptionally suspenseful. The relationship between Joy and her parents is heart warming. This one will have you hooked from the first page.” December 2003 Top Pick. Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine “An abundance of charm… Joy’s perky first-person narration carries readers along to a warm, gratifying conclusion.” -- Publisher’s Weekly “Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb… I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. This is a story of trust, love, friendship and healing. Ms. Claire is an author I hope to see more of in the future. If Long Time Coming is any indication of her writing talent, I will be first in line at the bookstores to get more of her work. This is a positively splendid tale from start to finish and is highly recommended.” Reviewer’s Choice Award -- Road to Romance “Two words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Edie Claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death… Utterly riveting.” Rating: 10/10 -- Contemporary Romance Writers “Claire's charming romance disproves the adage that you can't go home again.” -- Booklist “A book of healing, understanding, rebirth, and finally growing up. A story that you won't forget easily... I could only sigh in appreciation as I turned the final page.” -- Romance Reviews Today “Intense, well-written and thought-provoking.” -- Old Book Barn Gazette “A most fantastic novel… When the story comes to an end and the lights have been lowered… and the reader is left with a longing to know more... there is no better compliment to the author.” -- Romance Junkies Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).