Somebody I Used to Know

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188829

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2013

The bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter and Cemetery Girl, “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time” (Suspense Magazine) delivers a pulse-pounding thriller about a man who is haunted by a face from his past... When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She’s the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket. Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning...and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.

Somebody I Used to Know

Author: Wendy Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408893347

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 4277

THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES SELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Revelatory' Guardian 'A miracle' Telegraph 'Remarkable' Daily Mail 'A landmark book' Financial Times How do you build a life when all that you know is changing? How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who mean the most to you? A phenomenal memoir – the first of its kind – Somebody I Used to Know is both a heart-rending tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell once was, and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become.


Author: Prajit Datta,Shanmugavel Sankaran

Publisher: FixNix Incorporation



Page: 110

View: 646

Ever wondered if you had 'the spark' in you? Ever wondered if the people who make it big had some special 'elixir of success'? Ever tried to dream beyond the conventions? Ever wondered if the smallest incidents in your life could transform you into something inexplicably big? Ever sought meaning behind the stupid stuff your siblings say? If yes, you've hit the right place. (If no, don't worry. We'll set you straight.) From a brief stint at a startup to founding a company on your own, from a dinner at Olive's kitchen to VIT's first registered online event, from fighting cancer to Hannah Montana dreams, this book has it all. Follow the trail of the alphabet to reach the best in you. With every letter, comes a brand new story and a brand new lesson. So what are you waiting for? (Honestly, I still can't believe you're stuck on the cover page!) Go, grab the best (and the worst) of the experiences we've had, the cloud nine successes (and the rock bottom failures), revel in the good (and whine the bad away) - let our stories teach you what it means to be us, what it takes to bring out the best in the worst and what it is to be unapologetically yourself! Well??? You're still waiting? Enough now, don't disappoint me anymore. Just flip, turn... and let the ride begin!

Oxford IB Skills and Practice: English A: Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

Author: Brian Chanen,Rob Allison

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0198376057


Page: N.A

View: 6107

A must-have resource for any student aiming to strengthen their potential in English A Language and Literature, this fully comprehensive and skills-focused resource concretely progresses students to higher attainment levels. Addressing every component of the 2011 syllabus, a huge bank of compelling activities, like web text analysis, editorials and poetry, will thoroughly engage your learners with the subject material, developing reflective and involved learners. Fully address every syllabus component - skills-focused guidance, exercises, practical tasks, assessment support and samples for the each part of the 2011 syllabus Strengthen the key skills - a huge range of activities and techniques in writing, reading and the creation of assessment texts will concretely boost exam results Truly understand assessment standards - examiner commented samples give clear insight into exam expectations and help students construct the best answers Develop involved learners - a bank of truly exciting texts will build interest and motivation, while shaping a critical approach to text analysis Full support for the unique syllabus aspects - help students understand and analyse the construction of meaning in thorough detail, with support from a dynamic bank of source material Trust in quality - written by IB workshop leaders and authors of the most recent syllabus Take a balanced approach - includes lots of web links and suggestions for further study, to ensure learning embraces the IB philosophy

Since She Went Away

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188837

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1842

From the USA Today bestselling author of Kill All Your Darlings comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past that refuses to die.... Three months ago, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and she hasn’t been seen since. The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia “The Diamond Mom.” And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers—or easing her guilt. But when her son’s new girlfriend disappears too, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia’s tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.

Happy Moments

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241993490

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 9743

'Meik's new book will change the way you think' Dr Rangan Chatterjee ___________________________________________________________________________ From the same author that brought us The Little Book of Hygge, this book reveals the secret to filling your life with happy moments, and how to remember them for ever. Happy memories don't have to be reserved for big life events. Drawing on global surveys, behavioural science experiments and data gathered by The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik is here to show how we can we can turn ordinary experiences into something extraordinary. Whether it's eating dinner at the table rather than in front of the TV, exploring a new part of your neighbourhood, or planning how you're going to celebrate your small wins, this book will help you find the magic in the every day, and create memories you will cherish forever. PRE-ORDER THE HYGGE HOME, THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE

Literature and Ageing

Author: Elizabeth Barry,Margery Vibe Skagen

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843845717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

View: 9277

New approaches to the topics of old age and becoming old depicted in a range of texts from modern literature.

The Social Life of Sound

Author: Sophia Maalsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811334536

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 7601

The Social Life of Sounds argues for the agency of sounds and music and the acceleration of their social lives in the Digital Age. Drawing upon research with composers, producers, record collectors, DJs and record labels, the book problematises the notion of artistic authorship as it is framed in Western systems of property. Acknowledging that ‘things’ – sounds, samples, and recorded music – and people are co-constituted and that personhood is distributed through things and their reuse, Maalsen makes a case for understanding sound as multibiographical and challenges the possessive individual that is the basis of artistic copyright.

Gone South

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453231579

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 9026

A veteran’s moment of rage leads to a chase through the bayou in this tale of “jackhammer suspense” by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Kirkus Reviews). Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run. On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.