Author: A.E. Hayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0998951404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 429

View: 5829

“You’ve been captive far too long,” she whispered. “So I’m releasing you.” The universe was bathed in white light, and as I touched the azure and ruby stars dancing above my head, the crack within me split and fractured into madness. I felt the shatter. But I was powerless to stop it. –––––––— A.E. Hayes wakes up in a bright hospital room on the afternoon of August 24, 2010, with no idea of who she is or what has happened to her. When her doctors begin saying words such as “traumatic brain injury” and “retrograde amnesia,” she realizes that she cannot remember anything at all – including the man sitting beside her who claims to be her husband. Guided by numerous doctors, hospitals, trauma units, her husband, a mysterious person known only as Starlight Boy, and an equally mysterious voice inside her head that tells her to seek the truth, Hayes sets out to uncover the answers about her rare condition. But is her amnesia truly all there is to her story? Through various sources, Hayes must learn about her startling and often traumatic past – and how that past may permanently alter the future. Raw and riveting, Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac leads readers down a path of darkness, mystery, and redemption – where heroes are often villains, fiction routinely gives way to fact, and how, ultimately, the truth can be both the disease and the cure.

The Shattered Tree

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062386298

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2967

World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review). At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy—and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess—a soldier’s daughter as well as a nurse—to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

Shattered Dreams

Author: Charles Enderlin

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590510605

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 3479

As Middle-East Bureau Chief of the French Public television network and a resident of Jerusalem since 1968, Charles Enderlin has had unequaled access to leaders and negotiators on all sides. Here he takes the reader step-by-step along the path that began with the hope of agreement but led only to the ultimate collapse of the peace process. The dramatic account moves between the occupied territories and the negotiation tables as it follows the emotional shifts in the conflict from the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin to the years when Benjamin Netenyahu was in power. In a definitive account of the meetings at Camp David in July 2000, Enderlin details what was said between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators brought together by Bill Clinton in the presence of Yasir Arafat, President of the Palestinian Authority, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.


Author: S. Khasim T. Rizvi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434344711

Category: History

Page: 290

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The Middle East has become a flash point for extremism and intrareligious violence, as well as a cultural debacle of women's rights. From the current derelict state of women's rights in the Arab world to the current sectarian divide in Iraq and the ongoing hatred between Shia and Sunni Muslims, this book demonstrates the genesis of the collapse of the original Islam of Mohammad and the core of the split of these two sects of Islam while also looking deep within one of the most powerful struggles for women's rights the struggle led by Fatima, the daughter of Mohammad, that took place in the early days of the religion Shattered explores what took place during and after these events. It presents a unique history of the Muslim world, touching on the ramifications of Fatima's stand for Women's rights and the seeds of dissension planted at the death of Mohammad, while touching on all of the crucial events from past to present that have turned horribly violent as a result of simple misinterpretations of the Quran and traditions by extremist groups, such as those responsible for the horrible terrorist actions that took place on 9/11. This book will provide an in-depth analysis of some crucial movements within Islam that have nurtured the hate drawn from hundreds of years of history as well as provide forward-looking analysis on the concepts of freedom in Islam, human rights, women's rights, and modernist views, as well as reformist views and their place in Islam.


Author: M.J. Kane

Publisher: Written Musings

ISBN: 1945143851

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 1062

Happily ever after doesn’t always come easily… Juggling busy careers and family life is hectic. So when Brian’s boss offers a weekend at the company beach house for Brian and Ebony’s fifth anniversary, the couple jumps at the opportunity, inviting their married friends to join them. When the six couples arrive in sunny Miami Beach, they vow to place life troubles on hold and enjoy a child-free weekend. But even paradise can’t wash away problems… The realities of life after saying I do come to light. Unresolved issues from the past surface. The bonds of matrimony shatter. And one couple may never have a chance to make things right. Fans of the Butterfly Memoirs will enjoy seeing where their beloved friends are long after their Happily Ever Afters … and find themselves flipping the pages fast to find out whether their favorite couple comes home together or ends up Shattered.


Author: Heleyne Hammersley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504070399

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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When you can’t prove it’s murder, how do you get justice? A British police detective investigates a series of grisly deaths staged to look like suicide . . . DI Kate Fletcher is called to a gory crime scene just outside Doncaster. Julia Sullivan—a prominent right-wing local politician—has been murdered in her bath, her wrists and throat slashed with a shard of mirror. Despite the presence of a note, the death is clearly not suicide. Then a second fake suicide is discovered near the village of Turton. At the scene, Kate is struck by the similarity of the note to the one at the Sullivan scene. And when a third murder is uncovered, Kate realises she’s up against a vicious killer whose motive may well be buried in the past . . . This suspenseful mystery full of twists and turns in the bestselling DI Kate Fletcher series comes from the acclaimed author of such psychological thrillers as Don’t Breathe, Forgotten, and Fracture.


Author: Alice Sharpe

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373697686

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 4102

ALL HE'D WANTED WAS A REUNION WITH A FRIEND. WHAT HE GOT WAS A NATIONWIDE CONSPIRACY AND A JOB PROTECTING ONE GORGEOUS STRANGER. Deputy sheriff Nate Matthews doesn't know what to think when he arrives in Nevada and discovers his friend murdered. He is sure about the beautiful woman pointing a rifle at him. Sarah Donovan is a liar, she may have murdered her father...and she stirs something inside him he can't possibly explain. But before they can solve one murder, Nate and Sarah find themselves dodging bullets. Being on the run brings new emotions into focus. After a night of passion in a snowbound cabin, they start closing in on the truth--someone means to strike terror in America's heart....

Shattered Justice

Author: Kimberly J. Cook

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978820372

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 6156

Shattered Justice presents original crime victims' experiences with violent crime, investigations and trials, and later exonerations in their cases. Using in-depth interviews with 21 crime victims across the United States, Cook reveals how homicide victims’ family members and rape survivors describe the painful impact of the primary trauma, the secondary trauma of the investigations and trials, and then the tertiary trauma associated with wrongful convictions and exonerations. Important lessons and analyses are shared related to grief and loss, and healing and repair. Using restorative justice practices to develop and deliver healing retreats for survivors also expands the practice of restorative justice. Finally, policy reforms aimed at preventing, mitigating, and repairing the harms of wrongful convictions is covered.

Shattered Vessels

Author: Michal Peled Ginsburg,Moshe Ron

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791459195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 1206

The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.

Our Shattered Dreams

Author: Martha Gutierrez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496966406

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

View: 6191

Despite our hurts and disappointments in life, we were created with a purpose. Each scene we lived, regardless of the pain inflicted to our soul; in the end, when all the pieces of the puzzle are put together, we will be able to see the magnificent masterpiece, and then we will be able to understand that there was a reason for every shattered dream. Have you wondered if anyone can relate to your pain? This book will help you to discover the beauty among the thorns; will encourage you to continue the fight you are engaged in, and to never give up, because you are making the difference in the midst of your surroundings. There is no victory without a battle. Some abandon their dreams for different reasons. This book will inspire you to be an overcomer, to be the conqueror you were created and equipped to be; even before you realized that you are in a battlefield. You are not alone. There are others like you, who are warriors, and understand that it doesnt matter the many pieces they have to pick up from the floor, and start all over again; they keep fighting for the prize. It doesnt matter how you feel, or how many barriers you have to run over; you are not alone. Your descendants are your fans and witnesses. One day they will reap the fruit of your efforts. While the breath of life is still in us; there is hope, and the sky is the limit! Every hurt and every disappointment is a stepping-stone to your final destination. You are not alone. Dont give up!