Familiar Stranger

Author: Michele Hauf

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426804393

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Recruited by a secret paranormal organization to hunt demons, Jack Harris never guessed the revenge he sought for his partner's death would be this complicated. Jack's worldview is black-and-white—until he is ordered to follow Mersey Bane, a beautiful woman who is also a familiar with shape-shifting abilities. Mersey belongs to the Cadre—a peaceful hermetic order that captures and studies Otherworldly Entities—which is at odds with Jack's organization. As Jack delves deeper into the inner workings of the Cadre, he finds himself drawn to Mersey like a moth to a flame. She may challenge all his beliefs, but she brings color and passion to his world. Jack doesn't know whether what he feels for Mersey is love or lust. But if he doesn't figure it out soon, they may become the hunted instead of the hunters.


Author: Anne Wickett Cross

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499082908

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 2795

Things like this do not happen to people like me. It couldn’t possibly be Michael--he died four years ago. The world of Karen Benét, a Silicon Valley executive, is turned upside down when she runs into the stranger-who-has-to-be-Michael. Although Karen values transparency, she is suddenly caught up in clandestine meetings and secrets kept from friends and associates. As Karen and Michael struggle to protect the people they care about, their duplicity is putting those very relationships at risk. When the lie is so big, will the truth set them free?

Familiar Strangers, Juvenile Panic and the British Press

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137529954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 9224

This book argues that Britain is gripped by an endemic and ongoing panic about the position of children in society – which frames them as, alternately, victims and threats. It argues the press is a key player in promoting this discourse, which is rooted in a wide-scale breakdown in social trust.

Helping Familiar Strangers

Author: Louise Olliff

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253063582

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 7832

Who helps in situations of forced displacement? How and why do they get involved? In Helping Familiar Strangers, Louise Olliff focuses on one type of humanitarian group, refugee diaspora organizations (RDOs), to explore the complicated impulses, practices, and relationships between these activists and the "familiar strangers" they try to help. By documenting findings from ethnographic research and interviews with resettled and displaced persons, RDO representatives, and humanitarian professionals in Australia, Switzerland, Thailand, and Indonesia, Olliff reveals that former refugees are actively involved in helping people in situations of forced displacement and that individuals with lived experience of forced displacement have valuable knowledge, skills, and networks that can be drawn on in times of humanitarian crisis. We live in a world where humanitarians have varying motivations, capacities, and ways of helping those in need, and Helping Familiar Strangers confirms that RDOs and similar groups are an important part of the tapestry of care that people turn to when seeking protection far from home.

Familiar Strangers

Author: Nikhil Kurien

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1543707904

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 4981

Familiar Strangers is a marvelous kaleidoscope of varied colours and exquisite patterns as the pages keep turning. The author has undoubtedly presented us a collection of exquisite literary gems. The varied plots, built with intense imagination, showcase the human whims and absurdities in stark reality and in surrealism. Each story is different from the other in theme, background, and presentation. No lover of literature can put down Familiar Strangers once they start reading it.

Familiar Strangers

Author: Brett C. Begley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664143874

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 1768

Escape from the ordinary world and come on an adventure with Rick and Stephanie. They will make you feel like a past forgotten is not always forever, tales of two old friends and lovers who take a chance on a forbidden love that happened a long time ago. They have lived for everyone else, and now it is time for them to explore the world together. Is it a match made in heaven, or is it a trip down the highway to hell? The secrets they have will be revealed as the couple takes a wonderful journey of sex, intrigue, and travel together. The world will never be the same again now that these two are back together.

Familiar Strangers

Author: Gotham Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385505515

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7109

A flip through the newspaper or a glance at the evening news reveals a world in which old ways are dying and new worlds are beginning, often in the midst of violence and chaos. In the face of these massive changes and disruptions, many people are questioning their roles as individuals: Why am I here? What is my purpose? In Familiar Strangers, Gotham Chopra travels from China, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir to Chechnya and the Yucatán in search of answers to these age-old spiritual questions. Everywhere he goes, he encounters people who have had to dig within themselves to survive horrible realities and bear heart-wrenching losses. From his New York to Los Angeles flight on September 11, 2001 to a harrowing week spent among young boys toting guns in the contested hills of Kashmir and a sojourn in a small Yucatán village where he witnesses firsthand the collision between the romance of the past and the uncertain promise of the future, Chopra shares the wisdom, idealism, and sense of purpose he found in ordinary people living under extraordinary circumstances. Rich in drama and insights into cultures far different from our own, the stories Chopra recounts articulate, as well, anxieties and fears we all share. While acknowledging that his travels often take him to the extreme edges of civilized society, Chopra shows that the questions that arise in times of peril or in the face of great dangers are not so different from what many of us ask in the course of our daily lives–whether after a grueling eighty-hour work week, a six-hour exam, or a fiery argument with a lover. The challenge, he argues, is to use these moments of revelation as the first step in moving beyond self-imposed fears and limits and embracing new opportunities for spiritual growth.

Familiar Strangers

Author: Erik R. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190695773

Category: History

Page: 353

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Familiar Strangers examines how the Soviet empire was built, and ultimately dismantled, by ethnic outsiders. Scott retells Soviet history from the perspective of the socialist state's internal Georgian diaspora, illuminating processes of mobility within Soviet borders and offering an understanding of empire that transcends the divide between colonizer and colonized.

Familiar Stranger

Author: Edith Courtney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750500098

Category: Large print books

Page: 355

View: 7447

A woman must make the choice between Broadway and stardom, and caring for a hurt, confused and blind man.