Familiar Stranger

Author: Michele Hauf

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426804393

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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: 5650

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: 2663

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.

Familiar Strangers

Author: Nikhil Kurien

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1543707904

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 8349

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: 6592

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

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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: 354

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A small, non-Slavic nation located far from the Soviet capital, Georgia was more closely linked with the Ottoman and Persian empires than with Russia for most of its history. One of over one hundred officially classified Soviet nationalities, Georgians represented less than 2% of the Soviet population, yet they constituted an extraordinarily successful and powerful minority. Familiar Strangers aims to explain how Georgians gained widespread prominence in the Soviet Union, yet remained a distinctive national community. Through the history of a remarkably successful group of ethnic outsiders at the heart of Soviet empire, Erik R. Scott reinterprets the course of modern Russian and Soviet history. Scott contests the portrayal of the Soviet Union as a Russian-led empire composed of separate national republics and instead argues that it was an empire of diasporas, forged through the mixing of a diverse array of nationalities behind external Soviet borders. Internal diasporas from the Soviet republics migrated throughout the socialist empire, leaving their mark on its politics, culture, and economics. Arguably the most prominent diasporic group, Georgians were the revolutionaries who accompanied Stalin in his rise to power and helped build the socialist state; culinary specialists who contributed dishes and rituals that defined Soviet dining habits; cultural entrepreneurs who perfected a flamboyant repertoire that spoke for a multiethnic society on stage and screen; traders who thrived in the Soviet Union's burgeoning informal economy; and intellectuals who ultimately called into question the legitimacy of Soviet power. Looking at the rise and fall of the Soviet Union from a Georgian perspective, Familiar Strangers offers a new way of thinking about the experience of minorities in multiethnic states, with implications far beyond the imperial borders of Russia and Eurasia.

Familiar Stranger

Author: Edith Courtney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750500098

Category: Large print books

Page: 355

View: 4745

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

Familiar Strangers

Author: Jonathan N. Lipman

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295800550

Category: History

Page: 318

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The Chinese-speaking Muslims have for centuries been an inseperable but anomalous part of Chinese society--Sinophone yet incomprehensible, local yet outsiders, normal but different. Long regarded by the Chinese government as prone to violence, they have challenged fundamental Chinese conceptiosn of Self and Other and denied the totally transforming power of Chinese civilization by tenaciously maintaining connectios with Central and West Asia as well as some cultural differences from their non-Muslim neighbors. Familiar Strangers narrates a history of the Muslims of northwest China, at the intersection of the frontiers of the Mongolian-Manchu, Tibetan, Turkic, and Chinese cultural regions. Based on primary and secondary sources in a variety of languages, Familiar Strangers examines the nature of ethnicity and periphery, the role of religion and ethnicity in personal and collective decisions in violent times, and the complexity of belonging to two cultures at once. Concerning itself with a frontier very distant from the core areas of Chinese culture and very strange to most Chinese, it explores the influence of language, religion, and place on Sino-Muslim identity.