Get ready for the movie with this Hilarious Parody of the Best Selling novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. "When I think of my Gimp I always think of her head.
The artistry of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the top of her head I saw. And there was something wonderful about it. She had what the German’s call Flachkopf. I’d know the top of her head anywhere.
Some would say my life is perfect. But I'm here to tell you that it's not. I lost my father in a boating accident when I was eight years old. He was the love of my life and I was his princess. I never got over his death, even after my mother, Madeline, married my father's best friend, Edward. She was a big believer in fate. I wasn't. Fate had done me wrong and left me with an emptiness that could never be filled. Not only did I lose my father that day, I also lost my best friend. After landing my dream job in New York City, I met a very sexy man named Andrew London. I fell head over heels for him instantly, and I was sure he was the one who could fill the emptiness I felt inside. I felt it every time we were together, and he loved me like no other man had. I ignored the signs from the beginning because I was so immersed in him. Then one day, everything unfolded, and I found myself in a relationship that was built on nothing but deceit from the very start. I couldn't understand why he would do this to me until I discovered the truth behind his lies.
Charles Carter—a.k.a. Carter the Great—is a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for the greatest stunt of all, which stars none other than President Warren G. Harding and which could end up costing Carter the reputation he has worked so hard to create. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties, pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical—and sometimes dangerous—world, where illusion is everything.
Beneath the elegant façade of Victorian high society, the rules of danger and desire are the only rules that apply for the mysterious men of the St James Society. New York Times bestseller Liz Carlyle carries readers deep into this realm of intrigue and passion once more in her breathtaking historical romance sizzler, The Bride Wore Pearls. The third book in her sexy, compelling, action-packed series, The Bride Wore Pearls is a scorching story of a very proper lady who flees her home in a far corner of the British Empire, entrusting her safety and her heart to a dangerous outlaw in Victorian London. Amanda Quick and Gaelen Foley fans will most certainly be enthralled.
The demons of his past haunt Gregoire Wood and dog his heels on his trip home for Christmas. Over and over, they drive him into the bottom of the bottle of Scotch. But this Christmas, they drive him into a bar called the Haven and the arms of owner and bartender Pierce Lawson. Pierce usually spends his Christmases alone, but he doesn't mind it. He also doesn't mind when Gregoire washes up in his bar. His life, he knows, from that minute forward will never be the same. The attraction runs deep, hot, and mutual, but Gregoire leaves when the holiday is over. This year and for the next eight years. Pierce is a patient man, though. He'll follow Gregoire all the way back to New York if he has to in order to help Gregoire find peace and to bring him home once and for all.
The second edition of this major textbook clearly shows how sociology can inform professional social work practice in the twenty-first century. It provides an easy-to-follow, jargon-free introduction to sociology for social work students, with crucial links to practice across a comprehensive range of topics.
The need for an appreciation of the insights sociology has to offer about our world and our actions within it has been underlined by recent reforms to social work education, and the new edition furthers its commitments to this goal. The book shows how sociology is an exciting and relevant topic to social work with a variety of service user groups, and supports and extends students' learning through carefully designed pedagogical features. Richly illustrated with evidence and examples, the book uses engaging case studies to demonstrate the relevance of sociology to everyday practice. The new edition has been fully updated to explore contemporary issues for social workers, locating these in the context of global changes and strengthening its application of sociological theories to social work practice.
Sociology for Social Workers will continue to be an invaluable teaching and learning resource that takes seriously sociology's capacity to contribute to positive social work practice.
Emerson the man & thinker will be fully revealed for the first time in this new edition of his journals & notebooks. The old image of the ideal 19th-century gentleman, created by editorial omissions of his spontaneous thoughts, is replaced by the picture of Emerson as he really was. His frank & often bitter criticisms of men & society, his "nihilizing," his anguish at the death of his first wife, his bleak struggles with depression & loneliness, his sardonic views of woman, his earthy humor, his ideas of the Negro, of religion, of God--these & other expressions of his private thought & feeling, formerly deleted or subdued, are here restored. Restored also is the full evidence needed for studies of his habits of composition, the development of his style & the sources of his ideas. Cancelled passages are reproduced, misreadings are corrected & hitherto unpublished manuscripts are now printed. The text comes as close to a literal transcription as is feasible. A full apparatus of annotation, identification of quotations & textual notes is supplied. Reproduced in this volume are twelve facsimile manuscript pages, many with his marginal drawings. The first volume includes some of the "Wide Worlds," journals begun while Emerson was at Harvard, & four contemporary notebooks, mostly unpublished. In these storehouses of quotation, juvenile verse, themes & stories are the first versions of his "Valedictory Poem," Bowdoin Prize Essays & first published work. Together they give a faithful picture of his apprenticeship as an artist & reveal the extent of his hidden & frustrated ambition--to become a writer.