Wide Open

Author: D. M. Ditson

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN: 1550509675

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Wide Open begins with the start of a promising relationship. As D. M. Ditson falls in love, she is forced to confront her past: a fundamentalist Christian upbringing, family secrets, and a series of men who sexually assaulted her when she was between the ages of eighteen and twenty five. One of the assaults was so devastating that it left her showering in her sleep, trying in vain to wash the darkness away. D. M. Ditson’s story is a raw and emotional account of how she became so vulnerable to assault, of the depths to which she fell, and of her excruciating recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wide Open

Author: S. K. Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476752257

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Chelsea loves a good hustler, but things get complicated when she cheats on her boyfriend with his biggest rival in this shocking novel set in the mean streets of Washington, DC. Young, sexy, and happy to flaunt it, Chelsea always wins in her pursuit of money—but she also gets herself in deep trouble. When she attracts the interest of her boyfriend’s sworn childhood enemy, Rodney, Chelsea knows she’s playing with fire, but she can’t resist a baller like Rodney. Her double life doesn’t last long, and Chelsea soon realizes the consequences are much worse than she ever realized. Chelsea’s boyfriend, Zeek, lives a drama-free life. He’s always been a normal, respectful guy, despite living in one of the roughest neighborhoods in DC. But when Chelsea cheats on him, it breaks his heart and changes him for the worst. He decides that hustling is the only way to get respect, so he sets out into the tumultuous streets to get money by any means he can. Zeek’s quest becomes fueled by power, greed, and ultimately the love of a woman. Can Chelsea recapture Zeek’s broken heart before he fully enters a world where few survive? Or will she remain so self-absorbed in her pursuit of money that she ends up destroying herself in the process?

Wide Open

Author: Deborah Coates

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429988118

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Wide Open by Deborah Coates is the first book in a series of "startlingly original" (Booklist) contemporary fantasy novels set against the sweeping prairies and desolate byways of the American Midwest, creating "a rural backwater where the normal and paranormal seamlessly merge." (Publishers Weekly) When Sergeant Hallie Michaels comes back to South Dakota from Afghanistan on ten days' compassionate leave, her sister Dell's ghost is waiting at the airport to greet her. The sheriff says that Dell's death was suicide, but Hallie doesn't believe it. Something happened or Dell's ghost wouldn't still be hanging around. Friends and family, mourning Dell's loss, think Hallie's letting her grief interfere with her judgment. The one person who seems willing to listen is the deputy sheriff, Boyd Davies, who shows up everywhere and helps when he doesn't have to. As Hallie asks more questions, she attracts new ghosts, women who disappeared without a trace. Soon, someone's trying to beat her up, burn down her father's ranch, and stop her investigation. Hallie's going to need Boyd, her friends, and all the ghosts she can find to defeat an enemy who has an unimaginable ancient power at his command. Wide Open has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, appeared on Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading List for first novels, and was chosen as a Tor.com Reviewer's Choice Pick for Favorite Book of the year. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction claimed that it is "one of the best first novels I've read in a long time" and Library Journal agrees that "fans of urban fantasies should enjoy the kick-ass [heroine]." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Eyes Wide Open

Author: Louise Cummings,Margaret Kyle

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781551450384

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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In this intimate, passionate, and honest portrait of her experiences recovering memories of sexual abuse, Louise Cummings's book Eyes Wide Open addresses the feelings and issues survivors must face in order to heal: grief, anger, trust, fear, and change.

Wide Open Fear

Author: Lisa L. Hannett

Publisher: Brain Jar Press

ISBN: 1922479330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Writers of great horror don’t hold back when it comes to subject matter: nothing is off limits. Their stories go to places that make readers shudder, sweat, squirm. In these columns, Lisa L. Hannett – the award-winning author behind Bluegrass Symphony, Lament for the Afterlife, and Song For Dark Seasons — turns her attention to the topics of writing, horror, and her adopted country of Australia. Drawn from her popular Southern Dark column, Wide Open Fear collects Hannett’s advice on selecting new monsters for horror literature, capturing the Australian gothic, embracing the I in horror, avoiding the overuse of literary techniques across the breadth of your career, and more. Whether you’re an aspiring author looking advice, an established horror scribbler looking to hone your technique, or simply a fan Hannett’s work seeking a glimpse behind the scenes, Wide Open Fear offers insights into the practice and philosophy of an extraordinary writer of horror and weird fiction.

Wide Open Fairways

Author: Bradley S Klein

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803248490

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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In golf the playing field is also landscape, where nature and the shaping of it conspire to test athletic prowess. As golf courses move away from the “big business, pristine lawn” approach of recent times, Bradley S. Klein, a leading expert on golf course design and economics, finds much to contemplate, and much to report, in the way these wide-open spaces function as landscapes that inspire us, stimulate our senses, and reveal the special nature of particular places. A meditation on what makes golf courses compelling landscapes, this is also a personal memoir that follows Klein’s own unique journey across the golfing terrain, from the Bronx and Long Island suburbia to the American prairie and the Pacific Northwest. Whether discussing Robert Moses and Donald Trump and the making of New York City, or the role of golf in the development of the atomic bomb, or the relevance of Willa Cather to how the game has taken hold in the Nebraska Sandhills, Klein is always looking for the freedom and the meaning of golf’s wide-open spaces. And as he searches, he offers a deeply informed and absorbing view of golf courses as cultural markers, linking the game to larger issues of land use, ecology, design, and imagination.

Arms Wide Open

Author: Patricia Harman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807001392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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A midwife’s memoir of living free and naturally against all odds In her first, highly praised memoir, Patricia Harman told us the stories patients brought into her exam room, and her own story of struggling to help women as a nurse-midwife in medical practice with her husband, an OB/GYN, in Appalachia. In this new book, Patsy reaches back to tell us how she first learned to deliver babies, and digs even deeper down to tell us of her youthful experiments with living a fully sustainable and natural life. Drawing heavily on her journals, Arms Wide Open goes back to a time of counter-culture idealism that the boomer generation remembers well. Patsy opens with stories of living in the wilds of Minnesota in a log cabin she and her lover build with their own hands, the only running water being the nearby streams. They set up beehives and give chase to a bear competing for the honey. Patsy gives birth and learns to help her friends deliver as naturally as possible. Weary of the cold and isolation, Patsy moves to a commune in West Virginia, where she becomes a self-taught midwife delivering babies in cabins and homes. Her stories sparkle with drama and intensity, but she wants to help more women than healthy hippie homesteaders. After a ten-year sojourn for professional training, Patsy and her husband, Tom, return to Appalachia, as a nurse-midwife and physician, where they set up a women's-health practice. They deliver babies together, this time in hospitals; care for a wide variety of gyn patients; and live in a lakeside contemporary home--but their hearts are still firmly implanted in nature. The obstetrical climate is changing. The Harmans' family is changing. The earth is changing, but Patsy's arms remain wide open to life and all it offers. Her memoir of living free and sustainably against all odds will be especially embraced by anyone who lived through the Vietnam War and commune era, and all those involved in the back-to-nature and natural-childbirth movements.

Wide-Open Town

Author: Nan Alamilla Boyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520204158

Category: History

Page: 321

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A professor of womenÆs studies explores gay San Francisco in the 1960s, tracing the bar scene, gay activism, and official oppression carried out by the police and other government bodies. (Social Science)

Eyes Wide Open

Author: Zhu GeLiSao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1636312969

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8653

My big brother is working outside all year round, and not only does sister-in-law vanilla feed the children, she also wants to feed me ...

Eyes Wide Open

Author: William D. Romanowski

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1587432013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 4733

This revised and expanded edition explores more deeply how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view pop culture.