Private Demon

A Novel of the Darkyn
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101077735
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9027
Night after night, Jema Shaw's dreams have become a haven for Thierry Durand. But his nocturnal visits have placed her in danger and brought her between two ancient enemies: the Brethren and the Darkyn.

Private Demons

Author: Robert Masello
ISBN: 1937957276
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 493
EVERYONE HIDES A SECRET FROM THE PAST......but Lucien’s secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world, from the horrors of Southeast Asia to the penthouse suites of the rich and famous. EVERYONE CRAVES MONEY, POWER, AND SEX...but Lucien can satisfy his every urge, every decadent impulse, every erotic whim – for a price. EVERYONE HAS PRIVATE DEMONS...but Lucien’s demon is all too real. All too powerful. All too hungry...for human souls.

Private demons

the life of Shirley Jackson
Author: Judy Oppenheimer
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 8135
A portrait of gifted author Shirley Jackson reveals her less-public life, including her horrifying descent into madness, and describes her work with the doctor who helped her back to sanity

In the Company of Demons

Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance
Author: Armando Maggi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226501299
Category: Religion
Page: 257
View: 1299
Who are the familiar spirits of classical culture and what is their relationship to Christian demons? In its interpretation of Latin and Greek culture, Christianity contends that Satan is behind all classical deities, semi-gods, and spiritual creatures, including the gods of the household, the lares and penates.But with In the Company of Demons, the world’s leading demonologist Armando Maggi argues that the great thinkers of the Italian Renaissance had a more nuanced and perhaps less sinister interpretation of these creatures or spiritual bodies. Maggi leads us straight to the heart of what Italian Renaissance culture thought familiar spirits were. Through close readings of Giovan Francesco Pico della Mirandola, Strozzi Cigogna, Pompeo della Barba, Ludovico Sinistrari, and others, we find that these spirits or demons speak through their sudden and striking appearances—their very bodies seen as metaphors to be interpreted. The form of the body, Maggi explains, relies on the spirits’ knowledge of their human interlocutors’ pasts. But their core trait is compassion, and sometimes their odd, eerie arrivals are seen as harbingers or warnings to protect us. It comes as no surprise then that when spiritual beings distort the natural world to communicate, it is vital that we begin to listen.


A Novel of the Kyndred
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101188162
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1558
View our feature on Lynn Viehl’s Dreamveil.From the New York Times bestselling author Rowan Dietrich grew up on the streets. Now she's out to start anew, find a job-and keep her identity as a Kyndred secret, as well as her ability to "dreamveil" herself into the object of others' desires. But Rowan isn't using her gift when world-class chef Jean-Marc Dansant is stricken by her beauty and strength. And when dark secrets from her past threaten her new life and love, Rowan realizes she can't run forever...

Thinking Smarter

Author: N.A
Publisher: Steve Richfield
ISBN: 1610610733
Page: N.A
View: 2898

Life in Christ

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
ISBN: 9789201648
Category: Religion
Page: 306
View: 2912

The Non-Violent Radical

Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus
Author: Charles McCollough
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893553
Category: Religion
Page: 204
View: 2543
This book interprets the wisdom of Jesus' sayings in the gospels in words and images. McCollough examines Jesus' wisdom in the context of the political and economic world of the Roman Empire and then applies it to our own time for both personal growth and social action. Original works of art by McCollough illustrate the texts of these sayings and can be used in private reflection, worship, and educational settings. In addition, readers may use the images for newsletters, church bulletins, and program announcements. A DVD with color images of many more illustrations of the book is available from the author. The short wisdom sayings of Jesus are almost always interpreted as private or interpersonal instruction and ignore the political/economic context of his time. The result is often sentimental piety or otherworldly speculation. Yet it is hard to imagine that Jesus and his followers were blind to the tyranny of Rome and the economic exploitation of a tiny minority over the vast majority of people living desperate lives in the Roman colonies. This book uses the insights of formerly colonized Bible readers in the non-Western world to understand the postcolonial meanings of Jesus' time and our own.

Holding the Money Can

Author: Evelyn Lambert
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412071542
Page: 338
View: 9958
Until I was 65 years old, I did not know where I was born or when. I needed a birth certificate to get a marriage license.

Toy Monster

The Big, Bad World of Mattel
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470480243
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5695
An eye-popping, unauthorized expos? of the House of Barbie From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expos?, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toy land, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters. Based on exclusive interviews and an exhaustive review of public and private records, Toy Monster exposes Mattel's take-no-prisoners, shark-infested corporate style. Throughout this scrupulously reported, unauthorized portrait, you'll discover how dangerous toys are actually nothing new to Mattel, and why its fearsomely litigious approach within the brutal toy business has helped their products dominate potential rivals such as Bratz. Introduces you to the larger-than-life personalities that have shaped Mattel's eccentric world Offers an inside look- from an experienced author-at the scandals that have been a part of this iconic company Jerry Oppenheimer is also the author of Madoff with the Money, an in-depth look at Bernie Madoff the man and his billion dollar scam Engaging and accessible, Toy Monster shows you why today's toy business isn't always fun and games.

The Eternal Footman

Author: James Morrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057508152X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 8074
"The Eternal Footman" completes Morrow's darkly comic trilogy about God's untimely demise. With God's skull in orbit, competing with the moon, a plague of "death awareness" spreads across the Western hemisphere. As the United States sinks into apocalypse, two people fight to preserve life and sanity. One is Nora Burkhart, a schoolteacher who will stop at nothing to save her only son, Kevin. The other is the genius sculptor Gerard Korty, who struggles to create a masterwork that will heal the metaphysical wounds of the age.

The Intellectual as Stranger

Studies in Spokespersonship
Author: Dick Pels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134625979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 4612
The Intellectual as Stranger explores the historical association between images of the intellectual and those of the stranger, or the outsider to society. Using detailed case-studies, Pels examines the ambiguous strangerhood of political intellectuals such as Marx, Durkheim, Sorel, Freyer and Hendrik de Man.


A Novel of the Kyndred
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101476737
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 434
As one of the genetically enhanced Kyndred, Lilah's mind-reading powers make her vulnerable to a mysterious biotech company willing to murder to acquire her superhuman DNA. But her true fear may come from her own Kyndred brethren...

An Artist in the Rigging

The Early Work of Herman Melville
Author: William B. Dillingham
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820332607
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
View: 5078
An Artist in the Rigging is a study of Herman Melville's early novels--Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, and White-Jacket. The author considers these fictions from the standpoint of thematic relationship rather than of chronological development. He shows that while the five hero-narrators are separate and distinct entities, they have much in common and can be seen as representing different facets of an emergent composite hero-from the sensitive and restless young man who leaves home to search hungrily for experience, to the wanderer immersed in a deep probing of himself and his world. The hero's thirst for psychological independence--what comes to be his overriding ambition--is never satisfied, and destruction becomes inevitable, culminating in a paradoxical "apotheosis" in which the narrator-hero achieves this independence, but only at the expense of his humanity. Dillingham persuasively demonstrates the interrelated qualities of these five novels, and in so doing he shows that the young Melville was a far greater literary artist than he gave himself credit for being. This fiction constitutes a powerful achievement in richness of texture, range of effect, and depth of characterization, as An Artist in the Rigging makes clear.

Not Dead Enough

Author: Peter James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330462555
Category: Fiction
Page: 546
View: 3162
Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing . . . On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? As Roy Grace digs deeper behind the façade of the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives, it becomes clear that everything is not at all as it first seemed. Then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled world is facing destruction . . . Not Dead Enough is the third bestselling title in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from the number one bestselling author Peter James.

Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse

Author: Daniel Alef
Publisher: Titans of Fortune Publishing
ISBN: 1608042987
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 5215

The Supernatural?

Author: Lionel A. Weatherly,John Nevil Maskelyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108029191
Category: History
Page: 292
View: 478
A lucid investigation of paranormal phenomena, first published in 1891, featuring an entertaining chapter by celebrated illusionist J. N. Maskelyne.

Chiefs: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393063534
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 3472
The Edgar Award-winning mystery that launched the career of bestselling novelist Stuart Woods. In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.


A Novel of the Kyndred
Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545550
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4209
As a psychic, Samuel Taske can see the future, but he never predicted that he'd fall for San Francisco paramedic Charlotte Marena, the woman he's been charged with protecting. GenHance-the biotech company willing to do anything to acquire superhuman DNA-is after them. And when Samuel discovers that his Takyn powers have abandoned him, Charlie and her secret nighttime telepathic ability are their only hope for survival...

The Mind's Eye

A Novel
Author: Alan Krohn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465323813
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 7283
Set during the short, dark days of a Michigan winter, The Mind's Eye takes the reader into the psychoanalytic consulting room and into the mind of Ivan Weiss, a gifted but troubled, psychoanalyst. Weiss' life is disintegrating. His daughter was recently raped, the clinic he directs is facing a sexual harassment charge, and paranoid worries about his wife's fidelity, which had plagued him in the past, are resurfacing. When his wife disappears, leaving an enigmatic note, and his daughter goes missing, his world totally flies apart. The story ranges from the quiet of the analytic consulting room in Ann Arbor to the south of France to a police chase in the devastated areas of downtown Detroit. It is about the present and secrets from the past.