Falling In

Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144242205X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3915

Middle-schooler Isabelle Bean follows a mouse's squeak into a closet and falls into a parallel universe where the children believe she is the witch they have feared for years, finally come to devour them.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Falling

Author: Jane Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399583300

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8553

The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House, Jemima J, and Summer Secrets presents a novel about the pleasure and meaning of finding a home--and family--where you least expect them... When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn't the life she wanted, either. On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son. Unlike any man Emma has ever known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present for his son, whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a way she never has before. But just as they start to imagine a life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves, for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all. In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfolds--of one woman's far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
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Falling

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504036735

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

View: 7397

An aging con man sets his sights on a twice-burned, sixtyish woman in this suspenseful novel from the author of the bestselling Cazalet Chronicles. Harry Kent is the caretaker of a houseboat on the English canal where he lives, subsisting on a nightly dinner of tinned steak and kidney pudding. Although love has been the single most important influence in his life and he believes he knows what the other sex wants, he is separated from his wife and has left behind a string of other failed relationships. Playwright Daisy Langrish has just bought a weekend cottage in the country. She has an estranged adult daughter, Katya, from her first marriage, and a grandchild. Her second marriage, to a handsome actor seven years younger, recently ended in a painful divorce. When Harry shows up looking for work, Daisy, needy and vulnerable, hires him first as a gardener and then, while she’s away in America, as caretaker. But when she returns to England, she begins to fall for her charming employee. Slowly and with masterly skill, Harry seduces Daisy, drawing her in to his spiraling web of lies and deception. Told in the alternating voices of Harry and Daisy, Falling builds tension as it winds its way toward a thrilling climax. Both a story of romantic yearning and a cautionary tale inspired by the author’s own experiences, this intimate and dispassionate exploration of the many facets of love is among Elizabeth Jane Howard’s finest literary accomplishments.
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Towers Falling

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316262234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9556

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Falling

Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429949759

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2656

In Falling, Christopher Pike explores the depth and breadth of human emotion through two brilliantly etched characters: Kelly Feinman, who pays a terrible price to understand the nature of true evil; and Matt Connor, a classic anti-hero who captures the reader's sympathy. Kelly Feinman: Once a brilliant FBI profiler and field agent, Kelly went rogue on her last case, hunting the serial killer known as the Acid Man. Now, still recovering from the madman's brutal assault, regarded by her fellow agents as a weak link, Kelly struggles to find her footing on a new case: the kidnapping of an infant, Jimmy Techer. Making matters worse, Kelly's husband has taken their daughter and left. Kelly fears she cannot even trust her own instincts. Matt Connor: Deeply in love with his girlfriend, Matt is devastated when Amy leaves him for another man. He plots a diabolical revenge that begins with his apparent death. By the time Matt is through, Amy—Jimmy's mother—will know the intensity of Matt's pain, because it will have become her own. And Matt...Matt will pass through the fires of hell and, in the eyes of baby Jimmy, will recover his soul. Matt Connor is a kidnapper. Kelly Feinman is the agent on his trail. They should be enemies. Instead, they become friends, and together, they help each other become whole. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Falling from Grace

Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence

Author: Katherine S. Newman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 4116

Anthropologist Katherine Newman offers an ethnographic examination of the fall from middle class status by Americans who thought their lives were secure. In addition to brief revisions throughout the book, chapter two of the original edition has been rewritten and the data updated with reference to studies done in the 90s. Newman has also provided a new preface and a supplementary bibliography.
Posted in Business & Economics

Falling

Author: Doug Wilhelm

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374706814

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8336

Everyone expected fifteen-year-old Matt Shaw to be Jeffords Junior High's star basketball player. But Matt never went out for the team. He won't even touch a ball anymore, and he hardly talks to anyone. No one understands why he's changed, but Matt knows that it's his "golden child" older brother who's really been doing all the changing. Matt can't imagine what would happen to his family if word got out about Neal's drug habit and the strung-out strangers he's seen coming and going from the house when their parents aren't home. Matt can't tell anyone what he knows – not his parents, not the police detective who refuses to leave him alone, not even Katie, the one girl he's ever really had feelings for. But even Matt has to wonder eventually if he's holding on to someone he may already have lost. With his unparalleled ear for teen dialogue and emotions, Doug Wilhelm's new novel is a captivating look at falling apart, falling in love, and all the falling in between.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

This Is Falling

Author: Ginger Scott

Publisher: Ginger Scott

ISBN: 1500677671

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7433

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it. When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how. And then I met Nate Preeter. An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t. My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing. And then he showed me how to fall. *This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own.
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Falling

Author: Natalie Dunbar

Publisher: Genesis PressInc

ISBN: 9781585711215

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 6372

In this follow-up to "A Heart's Awakening," star-crossed lovers DeAndra Blake and Judge Damon Kessler are forced to finally confront their feelings for each other, while they hide out and try to identify the culprits that have been menacing them.
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Falling

eShort

Author: Chris Mooney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405911646

Category: Fiction

Page: 31

View: 4238

Chris Mooney's gripping eShort Falling introduces the conflicted hero Malcolm Fletcher. 'Remember this rule: Under no circumstances are you to go anywhere alone with Malcolm Fletcher' When Marlena is transplanted from the safety of her FBI forensic lab to a field mission in the Cayman Islands, she has no idea that she will soon find herself a crucial part of an operation to bring in the FBI's third most wanted man. And when the operation goes awry, and those charged with protecting her seem to break all the rules, Marlena finds herself face to face with the man she has been hunting - and alone. Will Malcolm Fletcher prove himself to be the remorseless, audacious killer the FBI have marked him as, or is he something far more complicated? This nerve-shredding self-contained story will enthral readers, as they - like Marlena - fall under the spell of Malcolm Fletcher, Chris Mooney's irresistibly complex new character, in this tantalising prequel to The Killing House, out on 16th August. Fans of Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Michael Connelly will love Chris Mooney. Falling's hero Malcolm Fletcher is set to feature in Mooney's upcoming series that is sure to be as much of a success as The Secret Friend and The Dead Room. Praise for Chris Mooney: 'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham 'A scary breakneck ride' Tess Gerritsen 'A wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly 'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben 'It will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter
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The Sky Is Falling

How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism

Author: Peter Biskind

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620974304

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 490

“A bold, witty, and brilliantly argued analysis of the role pop culture has played in the rise of American extremism.” —Ruth Reichl “You’ll never look at your favorite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn’t.” —Steven Soderbergh A bestselling cultural journalist shows how pop culture prepared Americans to embrace extreme politics Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump’s victory and the rise of the alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography—everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling bestselling cultural journalist Peter Biskind dives headlong into two decades of popular culture—from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24—and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Where once centrist institutions and their agents—cops and docs, soldiers and scientists, as well as educators, politicians, and “experts” of every stripe—were glorified by mainstream Hollywood, the heroes of today’s movies and TV, whether far right or far left, have overthrown this quaint ideological consensus. Many of our shows dramatize extreme circumstances—an apocalypse of one sort or another—that require extreme behavior to deal with, behavior such as revenge, torture, lying, and even the vigilante violence traditionally discouraged in mainstream entertainment. In this bold, provocative, and witty investigation, Biskind shows how extreme culture now calls the shots. It has become, in effect, the new mainstream.
Posted in Social Science

Falling

Author: Simona Ahrnstedt

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496706226

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8821

A gripping, glittering novel of scandal and suspense that ranges from Sweden to New York City to Africa, from the bestselling author of All In . . . Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent, jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one.Isobel Sørensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation. Is it because she’s the only woman who ever told him to go to hell? As the two push each other’s boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated.Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word? Praise for All In “A compelling story that has heat and heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown “Sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” —New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare “I've been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.” —New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren
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Falling

Author: Clint Pearson,Ursula Pearson

Publisher: Clint and Ursula Pearson

ISBN: 1608300129

Category: Movement disorders

Page: 196

View: 7950

At 18 years of age, Clint Pearson was a rock climber and local track star, and despite his long hair and carefree dress, he was maniacally driven. Even after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), he continued to climb mountains and take risks, unmindful of the dangers. He shunned commitment and saw women as trophies, that is, until he met Ursula. A South African of East Indian descent, Ursula had grown up under the shroud of apartheid and had nurtured a healthy supply of caution in the process. At first she sought to maintain her distance from the brash and disheveled American, but after Clint and Ursula found themselves in a car, at night, inside a redwood forest, nuptials were soon to follow. Their differences were extreme but so too were their feelings for each other, and as Clint plodded through medical school, becoming emotionally entangled in the poignant dramas of his patients, the marriage remained strong. Then during residency training, financial pressures intensified, leisure time vanished, and Clint's MS progressed despite several medicines. On one occasion, MS medication even precipitated a high fever, and Clint's body had to be packed in ice. The marriage ultimately survived both Clint's declining health and his residency, but the MS continued to progress, making Clint's mountain-climbing ambitions increasingly unrealistic. Yet he remained an adventurer, a climber at heart. Would he push ahead only to stumble and fall or could Ursula and his patients somehow teach him to climb mountains of a different kind?
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Falling

Author: Anne Simpson

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551991705

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9342

On a late summer day along the shores of Nova Scotia, a young woman makes a mistake that will claim her life, while at the other end of the beach her brother, Damian, is unaware that she is drowning. Beginning with this shattering event, Anne Simpson’s mesmerizing novel unfolds in unexpected ways. A year after the accident, Damian and his mother, Ingrid, travel to Niagara Falls to scatter Lisa’s ashes and to visit Ingrid’s estranged brother, once a famous daredevil of the Falls, now blind, and his mentally disabled son. But old wounds and new misunderstandings soon collide. Damian, burdened by guilt, finds solace in an intense relationship with a girl he first glimpses in a tattoo parlour. A runaway with dreams of New York City, Jasmine has her own reasons for wanting to escape the past. Meanwhile, Ingrid, having reluctantly returned to her childhood home, finds herself at odds with her brother and besieged by memories. As the summer progresses, each of them becomes caught in the pull of the past — until an act of recklessness shocks them into a new course for the future. In startling, luminous language, Anne Simpson captures both the natural beauty and tawdry eccentricity of Niagara Falls, while evoking the elemental bonds that tie us to the ones we love. By turns uncompromising and heartbreakingly tender, Falling is a riveting story of ordinary people poised on the knife-edge of grief and hope. With this, her second novel, Anne Simpson proves herself to be one of our most striking and original writers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Falling

Author: Anne Provoost

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864484441

Category: Nationalism

Page: 284

View: 2761

A powerful, disturbing book about racial tensions, intolerance, and the seductive appeal of right-wing extremism, this story explores the difficult pathways of love, fear, anger and forgiveness.
Posted in Nationalism

Falling

Author: Shelley Silas

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193867

Category: Drama

Page: 113

View: 5488

If we can't have a baby, we'll have a holiday. Pete and Linda have everything, except the most fashionable accessory of the season - a baby. And it doesn't look like a stork will be flying past their house. But there's more to life than procreation... Falling is a moving and funny investigation of the modern extended family.
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Falling

Author: Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 6647

With haunting nightmares of family tyranny, accidents, and fears, bright Elizabeth Kamen feels that life is too much for her and contemplates ending it all
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Hard Rain Falling

Author: Don Carpenter

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590173902

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6988

Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.
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Falling

Author: kathi harper hill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467059897

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 2927

Eighteen year old Lela Sawyer finds more than she’s looking for, when on a trip to New York City, a young man named Henry Fields leaps into her taxi to avoid a group of teenage girls. There is an immediate spark between the two southerners. But they find there are many roadblocks to a romance between a twenty-nine year old rock star and an eighteen year old who is just re-entering the world, recovering from a serious injury. A relationship, dependent on Lela’s maturity, Henry’s patience, and their Christian faith, grows little by little as they face unusual dilemmas in their lives, affecting their feelings toward one another. Just as they think they have worked everything out, unexpected tragedy threatens to end their relationship for good. Will their faith be enough?
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Falling in Love

Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose

Author: Ayala Malach Pines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136915990

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6716

Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident. She offers sound advice for making the right choices when it comes to this complicated emotion. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love's many puzzles. The second edition furthers the work of the popular and successful first edition. With expanded research, theory, and practice, this book once again provides one of a kind understandings of the experience of love. The new edition offers updated references to recent research, new chapter exercises, and "case examples" of romantic stories to begin each chapter.
Posted in Psychology