The Arsonist

Author: Sue Miller

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351704

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8534

From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town. Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home—home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Then another house burns, and another, always the houses of the summer people. In a town where people have never bothered to lock their doors, social fault lines are opened, and neighbors begin to regard one another with suspicion. Against this backdrop of menace and fear, Frankie begins a passionate, unexpected affair with the editor of the local paper, a romance that progresses with exquisite tenderness and heat toward its own remarkable risks and revelations. Suspenseful, sophisticated, rich in psychological nuance and emotional insight, The Arsonist is vintage Sue Miller—a finely wrought novel about belonging and community, about how and where one ought to live, about what it means to lead a fulfilling life. One of our most elegant and engrossing novelists at her inimitable best. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Arsonist

Author: Chloe Hooper

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1644210010

Category: True Crime

Page: 195

View: 9883

The true story of one of the most devastating wildfires in Australian history and the search for the man who started it. On the scorching February day in 2009, a man lit two fires in the Australian state of Victoria, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. What came to be known as the Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people and injured hundreds more, making them among the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in Australian history. As communities reeling from unspeakable loss demanded answers, detectives scrambled to piece together what really happened. They soon began to suspect the fires had been deliverately set by an arsonist. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the puzzle of his mind. But this book is also the story of fire in the Anthropocene. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species, and now, as climate change normalizes devastating wildfires worldwide, we must contend with the forces of inequality, and desperate yearning for power, that can lead to such destruction. Written with Chloe Hooper’s trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in the age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.

The Arsonist

Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426863101

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8435

Chasing down a pyromaniac could burn a man out... Once he solved the Nero case, arson investigator Michael Gannon blasted out of town on his motorcycle. No way would he return to the job, but his nightmares persisted. Gannon found some relief in a small Virginia town...until the fires started again. Back in the public eye, he had to face his demons and the incomparable Darcy Sampson, a feisty reporter who urged him out of hiding. Gannon had to ask himself: What would it take to push him over the edge? More time spent in a fiery hell--or a surprising attraction to a woman he couldn't resist?

The Arsonist

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633727

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1338

Code Name Verity meets I Am the Messenger in this riveting YA novel from Morris Award finalist Stephanie Oakes, in which three points of view are woven together in a story that's part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable. Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen. Pepper Al-Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school. And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before. When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers. At turns heart-racing, hilarious, and heartbreaking, The Arsonist is an intricate tapestry—of love, loss, and the mysterious connections between us all.

The Photographer and the Arsonist

Author: James Holding

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479441961

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

View: 812

The Photographer wakes in a coffin, and flashes back to a meeting where he is hired to kill a one-armed man -- who has gotten the drop on him. Will he live long enough to complete his mission? #17 in the classic series.

The Arsonist

Author: Egon Hostovský

Publisher: UNESCO


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 9432

In "The Arsonist" (1935), Hostovsky uses puberty as an emblematic form of outsiderdom -- it is the tale of a fifteen year old boy tn a small eastern Bohemian border town threatened by an invisible arsonist. But the town is in the world, and the world is in the throes of radical change. The influence of expressionism of Hostovsky's early work is evident, with a mix of mysticism, irony, and wit. Exiled to America during World War Il, when his Jewish family perished in the concentration camps, Hostovsky saw many of his later works published in the US, Britain and throughout Europe.


Author: Jon Wells

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550289282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 3139

Focusing on the life and career of Captain Bob Shaw, Jon Wells puts a human face on his account of Canada's worst toxic fire -- the Plastimet fire in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Assessment of Criminal Behaviours of Clients in Secure Settings

Author: Mary McMurran,John Edward Hodge

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853021244

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 1709

The assessment of criminal behaviours of clients in secure settings poses a number of particular problems; the behaviour in question is neither currently evident, nor can it ethically be elicited therefore recognising it is a complex and important skill. This assessment is used for making critical decisions about a person's liberty and treatment.

Our Son the Arson

Author: Thaddeus Ziolkowski

Publisher: Small PressDistribution


Category: American poetry

Page: 72

View: 5694