Author: Lucy Christopher

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545361117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7336

A stunning debut novel with an intriguing literary hook: written in part as a letter from a victim to her abductor. Sensitive, sharp, captivating! Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


Author: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Publisher: Benna Books

ISBN: 9781944038526

Category: Art

Page: 36

View: 6659

For the first time in twenty-seven years, The Gardner Museum has authorized a book on the daring theft from the Museum of thirteen priceless works of art, including three Rembrandts and Vermeer's The Concert, together worth over $500 million. The Museum is offering $10 million for safe return of all the works; the heist remains the largest unsolved theft in history. In the early morning hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers talked their way into the museum, and tied up the night guards. They cut some of the paintings from their frames and stacked up others to take, leaving behind a priceless Rembrandt leaning against a chest. It is believed that the thieves "came for the Rembrandts"-- but they also stole works by Vermeer, Degas, Manet, and Flinck, as well as a Chinese beaker and a Napoleonic eagle finial. Eighty-one minutes later they were gone. In 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner opened her extraordinary museum, modeled after a Venetian palazzo, for the "enjoyment and education of the public forever." She had amassed an impressive collection including some of the finest masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael, and Botticelli, as well as works by her contemporaries such as Sargent, Whistler, and Degas. The art works included paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, furniture, ceramics, glassware, books, manuscripts and ephemera--all but thirteen of which remain in place today. Stolen gives an inside look at the robbery and explores the impact of the missing works with commentary from the Museum's Director, Curators, and the Chief Investigator. They describe how the theft, often called a crime against humanity, has affected visitors and disrupted Isabella Stewart Gardner's careful arrangement of the works. The book is highly visual, with original photographs of the stolen objects, as well as how they originally looked placed in the galleries. Stolen, the only book on the theft commissioned by the Gardner Museum, provides the context to a brazen heist that left one of the world's great museums in search of its lost masterpieces.
Posted in Art


Author: Daniel Palmer

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786034327

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 8206

Identify theft turns to murder in this “twisting, suspenseful chiller of a book” from the author of Desperate (William Landay, New York Times–bestselling author). The future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John’s online gaming business is growing, and they’re planning a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their insurance won’t cover her treatment, John makes a risky move. He steals a customer’s identity and files a false medical claim. It works perfectly—until the customer contacts John with a startling proposition . . . If John and Ruby play a little game he’s devised, he won’t report their fraud. The rules of “Criminal” are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be fatal consequences. John assumes it’s a sick joke—until people start dying. Now John and Ruby can’t disappear—and they can’t go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive. “Tight, twisty and terrific, it further establishes Palmer as a force to be reckoned with.” —The Providence Journal “Unrelentingly suspenseful.” —Publishers Weekly
Posted in Fiction

Girl, Stolen

A Novel

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429950039

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 989

Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there's a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn't know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price? Prepare yourself for a fast-paced and hard-edged thriller full of nail-biting suspense. This title has Common Core connections.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction


Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity?

Author: Jessica Fralin

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 150180054X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8014

How many hours do we spend scrolling Facebook newsfeeds, retweeting something on Twitter, or posing for the perfect selfie on Instagram, hoping what we post will get likes and comments from our friends and followers? To get those likes, we post what is—according to social media standards—pretty, popular, and acceptable. We hide the messy parts of life, play up the fun times, and even twist the truth a bit so we look a little better, smarter, and funnier. But what happens when people start holding us up to these unrealistic standards? What happens when you realize that who you are on social media isn’t who you really are? Have we let social media steal our identity? In #Stolen, author Jessica Fralin uncovers our deep desire to be affirmed, valued, and loved and then points to the only place where that desire can be filled: in Christ not social media. She offers creative #FunFact, #GiveItATry, and #WhatDoYouThink callouts containing fun notes, activities, and ideas to discuss with your youth group and friends. As she tackles the issues and insecurities like popularity, body image, and cyberbullying, Jessica shows you how to find your identity in the one voice that really matters, not the million of voices online.
Posted in Religion


Author: Stacey Espino

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

ISBN: 1773396447

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7699

Caroline’s ready to put the past behind her. She’s working in the deep north for the summer, and enjoys the slower pace. Things get ugly when she finds herself caught up in a nightmare worse than the one she left behind in the city. Grey lives between two worlds, but he’s determined not to take a human mate. When one of his packmates goes missing, the trail leads to a woman working at the national park. He doesn’t hesitate to steal her away, planning to get information at any cost. Grey doesn’t expect the deep-seated attraction he has for her or the sudden need to claim her as his own. Can he convince his captive that she’s his mate?
Posted in Fiction


Author: Susan Lewis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022293

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6322

Lucy Winters' parents have always been there for her. Loving, gentle and kind they have given her everything she could have wished for. Now, estranged from her husband, she has moved to the country to take over their thriving auction business. The moment she begins to prepare for her first sale she knows she's made the right decision. And she dares to hope that at last she is living the life she has always dreamed of. But then, quite suddenly, her world is thrown into turmoil. She discovers a shocking truth, one that forces her to question everything she has ever known. And it becomes frighteningly possible that the very people who should have protected her are the ones who have betrayed her in the most devastating of ways. Can she ever forgive them? Can they ever forgive themselves...?
Posted in Fiction


A History of Base Stealing

Author: Russell Roberts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786406500

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 8348

The stolen base is one of the most fascinating plays in all of sports. In no other sport is the opportunity present for the offense to literally take away what belongs to the defense. In other sports it is the ball (or puck) that must do the scoring; in baseball, however, it is the runner, and base stealing is the runner's greatest weapon. Not just ball games but entire World Series have turned on a steal. This book traces the history of the stolen base and stealing in the major leagues from its humble beginnings through its current status as an indispensable part of a team's offense. Also covered are the players who were synonymous with base stealing: Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, and others. The most memorable steals in baseball history are also recalled.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442180

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7139

Book 2 in the #1 New York Times bestselling Otherworld series "A taut, sensual thriller that grips from the first page. Elena Michales is at once sublime and sympathetic, a modern heroine who shows that real women bite back."—Karin Slaughter, The New York Times Elena Michaels is back—and she has company. When a young witch tells Elena that a group of humans are kidnapping supernaturals, Elena ignores the warning. After all, everyone knows there’s no such thing as witches. As for the thought of other ‘supernaturals’, well, she’d just rather not dwell on the possibility. Soon, however, she’s confronted with the truth about her world, when she’s kidnapped and thrown into a cell-block with witches, sorcerers, half-demons and other werewolves. As Elena soon discovers, dealing with her fellow captives is the least of her worries. In this prison, the real monsters carry the keys. Lending a mission of vampires, demons, shamans, and witches, Elena is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who is well on his way to amassing a private collection of supernaturals. He plans to harness their powers for himself—even if it means killing them. For Elena, kidnapped and imprisoned deep underground, unable to tell her friends from her enemies, choosing the right allies is a matter of life and death. From the Paperback edition.
Posted in Fiction

The Stolen

Author: Jason Pinter

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488006415

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4631

Book 3 of the Henry Parker series by bestselling thriller author Jason Pinter. Five years ago the boy vanished without a trace. Today he came back. Five years after he disappeared, young Daniel Linwood returned to his suburban home for dinner as though he'd never left. It's a blessing for both his family and their community. And I've snagged the exclusive interview. But it turns out Daniel is just one of a string of abducted children who have mysteriously returned to their families with no memory of their lost years. Some people want me to leave it be. Some want me to simply let the healing process begin. But these wounds are deeper than anyone realizes. To get the story on these bizarre kidnappings, I need the help of the one woman who owes me nothing. I've got to find answers before another life is snatched away from sight and time and memory. But doing so means we could be the next ones to go…. "Jason Pinter knows what he’s doing. The Fury rocks. READ IT!" —Michael Connelly Originally published in 2008.
Posted in Fiction


Author: Ginger R. Brown

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434323102

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 8445

At the age of twenty-one, Kenny has not overcome the trauma of being kidnapped by a pedophile when he was a child. He vows to find and confront his kidnapper. Jimmy is nine years old and meets a man named Joe. He gets into Joe's car and becomes the latest captive. Joe is a genius, well educated, and has an important job with a government contractor. He has passed numerous security clearances without question. He does not think he is a dangerous person. All he wants is someone to love him, the way any son would love his father. Kenny describes Joe to an artist friend who draws a remarkable likeness. Kenny turns to the Internet, creates a web page, puts the picture on it, and asks for people to help identify the whereabouts of Joe. He meets someone online who thinks he works with a man who looks a lot like the picture. He agrees to help. Sue is Jimmy's mother. When a week passes and Jimmy still isn't found, she gets actively involved in the search for her son. She initiates a fund-raising campaign to get money for a reward, gets posters printed and distributed. She goes on TV to plead for his return and gives interviews to newspaper reporters. Kathy is Joe's ex-wife. She has maintained minimal contact with him over the years. Now that she is getting remarried, she is drawn back into his world again. Her guilty conscience bothers her because she never reported Joe's fantasies to anyone in authority. The newspapers and television news programs report daily on Jimmy's disappearance and she begins to wonder if her ex took him.
Posted in Fiction


Escape from Syria

Author: Louise Monaghan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780574347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5809

In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history, Louise Monaghan crossed a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old daughter from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. Not knowing what lay ahead, the Irish mother tricked her ex-husband into believing she still loved him and wanted them to live together as a family, purely so that she could see her kidnapped child again. Once in his homeland, Louise too was held captive, locked inside a run-down house day and night with little food and no hope of being released. Sick from polluted water, severely beaten by her ex-husband and abandoned by the Turkish men paid to rescue her, she took her little girl and made a daring escape. The journey they made through bomb attacks and sniper fire, and across a heavily patrolled mountain range in the dead of night, was a harrowing ordeal. Yet miraculously they both survived, and Stolen is Louise's breathtaking account of events.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography


Author: John Wilson

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459803779


Page: 128

View: 9621

Fifteen-year-old Sam solves a mystery while treasure-hunting on the Australian coast.


Author: Kathe Gregory

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conceptual art

Page: 102

View: 9248

Cet ouvrage traite des intentions esthétiques liées au vol d'une peinture d'Arakawa par un groupe de 5 artistes (Kathe Gregory, Marilyn Landis, Russel F. Lewis, David Crane et Scott R. Kahn). La peinture dérobée portait l'inscription "If possible steal any one of these drawings including this sentence". Arakawa fit remarquer qu'il n'avaient pas fidèlement suivi ses instructions puisqu'ils avaient volé le tableau et non un des dessins exposés ("any one of these drawings").
Posted in Conceptual art

One Thing Stolen

Author: Beth Kephart

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145214947X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1840

Something is not right with Nadia Cara. While spending a year in Florence, Italy, she's become a thief. She has secrets. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom only she has seen. Can Nadia be rescued or will she simply lose herself altogether? Set against the backdrop of a glimmering city, One Thing Stolen is an exploration of obsession, art, and a rare neurological disorder. It is a celebration of language, beauty, imagination, and the salvation of love.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction


Author: Ron Chudley

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926741935

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3611

The sound of the river, ever-present, had finally intruded on his consciousness. If Nate was playing by himself outside, that damn river was too close for comfort. Instantly forgetting everything else, John hurried to the door, pushed it right open, stepped to the edge. John Quarry is on vacation with his small son, Nate, when a tragedy occurs: during an overnight stop in the Fraser Canyon, the child disappears and is presumed lost to the river. The coroner's verdict is death by drowning, although the body is never recovered. While the authorities consider the matter closed, a provocative dream convinces John that his son is not dead, but stolen. With little hope and only a single clue, John sets out on a desperate search. It takes him from B.C. to bustling Calgary where he is arrested, to the Alberta badlands where he is nearly murdered, and to the foothills of the towering Rocky Mountains where he is forced to undertake a final, perilous journey. To find his son and save his own life, John must be more than brave and better than clever. He must have the blind faith found only in a parent in extremes.
Posted in Fiction

Prayers for the Stolen

Author: Jennifer Clement

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0804138796

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 680

A haunting story of love and survival that introduces an unforgettable literary heroine Ladydi Garcia Martínez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they “make them ugly” – cropping their hair, blackening their teeth- anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband’s return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi’s future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine’s resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Fiction

The Stolen (PB)

Author: Alex Shearer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053050X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5006

'A cracking plot.... a thrilling unexpected twist' Sunday Telegraph Life's a game - and someone's cheating.... Meredith is a new girl at school. An orphan, living with her elderly granny. She must be lonely - or so Carly thinks, trying to be nice. But sometimes nice doesn't work. Sometimes people are worse than you could ever imagine. And Meredith has a secret - a story Carly can hardly begin to believe. About a girl with no future and someone else's past. A vicious old lady who refuses to die. A young life stolen. For Meredith is not Meredith at all....
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


Author: Melissa De la Cruz,Michael Anthony Johnston

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399257551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 284

View: 924

Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction