I Did a Bad Thing

Now It’s Back to Haunt Me

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Author: Linda Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786487071

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A heartbreaking and poignant novel of love and loss, from the no 1 bestselling author of WHILE MY EYES WERE CLOSED. Sarah Roberts used to be good. Then she did something bad. Now, years later, she's living a good life. She works as a local newspaper reporter and lives with her saintly boyfriend Jonathan. She has no reason to think her guilty past will ever catch up with her. Until Nick, the man she was prepared to risk everything for, walks back into her life. And suddenly, what's good and bad aren't so clear to Sarah any more . . . **** Readers are LOVING I Did a Bad Thing... 'What an inspiring novel' amazon reviewer 'A great read. dark and funny and will pull at the heart strings' amazon reviewer 'I wanted to compare the author to Gillian Flynn or Alice Sebold . . . Linda Green is bloody brilliant!' Amanda Prowse, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife 'A funny, dark read' Closer 'Smart, witty writing' Elle

The Boss

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Author: Wensley Clarkson

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784187194

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Boss is a man who commands respect: from his family, from his friends, and from hard men on both sides of the law. A bare-knuckle champion, he finds himself wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Now free from the constraints of the prison world, he must forge a new life for himself on the outside. As he tries to save his marriage and his tempestuous but loving relationship with his daughter, he embarks upon a bizarre journey through London's underworld, encountering a host of curious villains who stand between him and his efforts to rehabilitate himself.The Boss is a story of hard men and tough villains, a story of honour and respect; of a life on the street where your word is everything, and your fists do the talking.'I can't remember the last time I read such an exciting novel. The description of the criminal world is amazing' - Kate Kray

The Haunting

A Jim Kirkwood Novel

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Author: B. Eugene Ellison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462087884

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The Haunting, a Jim Kirkwood mystery: Jim is drawn to Scotland by the lure of the Highlands where he hopes to become the laird of a great estate. Kirkwood soon realizes that forces from this world and beyond are trying to manipulate events. Isolated on an island in the Inner Hebrides that is lost in time, a crumbling castle becomes the setting for Jim's encounter with vengeance from beyond the grave. A lethal game of deception, murder, and an ancient curse cast upon the manor quickly cause events to spin out of control. With the help of a mysterious peasant girl, Jim must unravel a centuries-old riddle in time to free the ghost of a beautiful bride who was murdered on her wedding night and avoid joining a long line of victims who have perished by a sword yielded by her long dead bridegroom.

Love Is Blind

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Author: May'lon Miranda

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467070173

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 710

I've been through a lot in my life and was always on the right path in life up until i found out at the age of 17 that I was adopted I went into the deepest state of depression it crushed my world but at the same time started my new beginning...all throughout my life I was searching for the truth I didn't think I would ever find myself or my biological family until one day a letter, a pen and a pad of paper would change my life forever

Check-Raising the Devil

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 1580424716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7438

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Poems, Stories, and Ramblings of a College Student

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Author: Jason Skinner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595095062

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Written by a college student over his four years of school, the book offers a diverse collection of poems and stories. The personal nature of the works draws the reader in to the realm of experiences undergone by the writer throughout his college years. Touching and at the same time biting and sarcastic, the book covers a wide range of topic matters. Springing from somber story telling to witty sarcasm from one poem to the next, the work is an original piece from an aspiring college writer. Love, hate, hope and other prevalent social themes run throughout the course of the book. If you want to know what the thoughts of a college student are, you’ll find them here.

You Can't Fire Everyone

And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager

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Author: Hank Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A practical, entertaining handbook for people who never expected to be bosses. Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool. Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe, he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge. Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars. Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss.

Love Letters

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Author: Sandra Leigh Savage

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462050697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

The Edinburgh Literary Journal

Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles Lettres

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 4381

Vol. 2 includes "The poet Shelley--his unpublished work, T̀he wandering Jew'" (p. 43-45, [57]-60)

Ten Dollars in My Pocket

The American Education of a Holocaust Survivor : a Memoir in Documents

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Author: Elizabeth Welt Trahan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820486932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 1588

"Ten Dollars in My Pocket" is both an American success story and a description of the painful maturation process of a belated teenager trying to discover who and where she is, and who is at least once on the verge of suicide. This account is unique because of the authenticity of its narrative voice: we read diary entries and letters written during those years, as well as several eyewitness accounts published by the author at that time. This kaleidoscope of factual information is complemented by the author's recollections and reflections.

Mississippi Sissy

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Author: Kevin Sessums

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429917056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South. As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May, he became a young man who turned the word "sissy" on its head, just as his mother taught him. In Jackson, he is befriended by Eudora Welty and journalist Frank Hains, but when Hains is brutally murdered in his antebellum mansion, Kevin's long road north towards celebrity begins. In his memoir, Kevin Sessums brings to life the pungent American south of the 1960s and the world of the strange little boy who grew there. "Kevin Sessums is some sort of cockeyed national treasure.” —Michael Cunningham

Someone To Watch Over Me

The True Tale of a Survivor Haunted by the Demons of Abuse

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Author: Izzy Hammond,Robert Potter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'It is my dearest hope that this book will allow me to reach out to others in pain and give them hope, for they too can choose to be a survivor.' Izzy Hammond's deaf and partially blind parents attracted sympathy from the outside world, but no one knew of the horrific abuse their daughter was subjected to inside the family home. In Someone To Watch Over Me, Izzy is now able to reveal how the vicious childhood abuse she suffered, first at the hands of her father and then by subsequent predators, cast a shadow over three generations of her family and led to a violent assault upon Izzy by her eldest daughter. Finally able to break the cycle, she has at last reclaimed a life free from the demons that have haunted her for so long.

Marriage with a Gun to My Head

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Author: Gloria F. Perez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450089895

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 273

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My wedding day was the darkest day of my life. I was forced to marry a man I did not love. I let go of the man I truly loved. Letting him go was also one of the biggest mistakes of my life, and I paid for that. I did it to save his life and mine. Robert came to me with a gun in his hand, pointed it to me, and said, If you dont marry me, you wont marry anyone. And if you do, I will look for both of you no matter where you go and kill you both. He cheated, beat me, killed people, was a jealous drunk, and was also a gambler and a rapist, and he never went to prison.

The Vicar's Daughter

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Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550674

Category: Children of clergy

Page: 389

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Driving On

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Author: MG Carroll Childers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615340881

Category:

Page: N.A

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Spilled Milk

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Author: Michael J. Scott

Publisher: Michael J. Scott

ISBN: 1466053208

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7969

What would you do to protect your kids? For Gerrold Smith, a widower whose children have been taken from him by the courts, the answer is to hold the city hostage. What starts as a random act of violence quickly escalates into terrorist activity, and as Gerrold discovers the city's dark secret he must choose between saving his own children, or sacrificing them to save even more. Available in both paperback and E-book

Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408861933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to THE PROUD HIGHWAY. Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado, creating the seminal road book FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, twisting political reporting to new heights for ROLLING STONE and making sense of it all in the landmark FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years addressed to authors and friends, enemies, editors and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe and Kurt Vonnegut - is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

Last Man Standing

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Author: Alan Gibbons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444004093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Right now, John O'Hara feels he's on the verge of losing everything. His family is about to break up. He's dumbstruck when he finds out that his Mum is seeing his teacher, and Dad...well the less said the better. John feels lonely and insecure; none of this is helping his street cred with the lads, and worse still his form on the pitch is really suffering.

From the Gutter to the Grave

An American Hood Novel

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Author: G.C. Deuce

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118904

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

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From the Gutter to the Grave is an action filled urban tale that will for sure keep readersminds in suspense and fingers anxiously ready to flip the next page. With realistic street dialogue such as that used in favorite successful urban novels like, The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah and Be More Careful by Shannon Holmes, this awesome tale takes one on a wild and vivid journey to a place that other authors seldom lead readers. Through the real ghetto! Written with specificity of ethnic characterized scheme, the general readers of this type novel would in all probability be that of an African-American-Latino audience, but with a plot so alluring and dramatized, the heading multicultural could in fact to be used when categorizing FTGTTG. The author, G.C. Deuce establishes and introduces the main character as Terrance Brown, whom throughout the narrative is referred to by the moniker Trech, a 19 year old man of African American and Puerto Rican descent, who like many his age finds himself encountering several controversial and combative disputes attributed from living within an impoverished, violent, drug infested community and dysfunctional household. Being raised up in an unbalanced home life consisting of prostitution, drug abuse, imprisonment, and other immoral standards, Trech not only learned to survive but also took heed while facing day to day grueling situations, beginning at his residence. Considering all the disadvantages, he coped well and harnessed the skill of maintaining and compensating for any given circumstance that would arise and with astute planning when necessary to continue surviving and protecting his loved ones. With one brother in the grave and another incarcerated, Trech finds himself trapped within the same environment which played a major part in the destruction of his family. He gradually takes on the roll of savior as he links up with three of his closest blood cousins whom all just like him sadly suffer from the same plights associated with slum living. Showing great leadership potential, Trech devises a plan to save his family as well as himself from the struggles suffocating grip. With help from his faithful girlfriend and cousins, (except the betrayer) they clad up in police-swat gear with ammunitions and attempt to pull off the lick-of-a-lifetime, only to in the end have their big dreams turn into a horrific nightmare. After the loss of one of his cousins, Trech, along with his remaining family succeed in locking down their citys drug game; thats until the jealousy of a long forgotten relative causes him to fall deeper into the violent side of the game. Trech finds himself once again playing the role of redeemer but this time its his beloved girlfriend he must rescue from the envious haters dwelling in the streets of the hood. The climax of the story illustrates Trech, and close acquaintances rescuing his girl from a murderous back stabbing cousin, bringing the encounter to what they assumed was definitely the end. After which, boarding a peaceful one-way flight to California with his girl and her young sister, Trech finally believes he has truly been set free from the game, but little does he know that the next five years of his life would be closely monitored by a man that hed watched die from a fatal gunshot. California soon becomes introduced to a new breed of gangsters when Trechs cousin resurfaces and takes command of one of Calis most infamous gangs while keeping a close eye on his detested relative. Trech soon finds himself being blindly haunted by visions of the past! From the Gutter to the Grave fits perfectly in the category of other favorite writings like Dutch by Terry Woods and A Hustlers Wife by Nikki Turner. This intriguing story consists of three different parts, each exposing the reader to a more diverse setting of events with a variety of character