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On the Edge (The Grange Complex Book 1)

By Joanna Mazurkiewicz
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Joanna Mazurkiewicz
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
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A cocky Scot, an innocent pole dancer and a penthouse apartment with a view. What could go wrong? To escape her difficult past Sasha jumps into an opportunity of managing the sale of the stylish,up market apartment. All of this sounds like a dream, but no one has ever mentioned the arrogant, mouthy Scottish god that lives next door. The problem is that Dexter isn’t just good looking, he is also a fist-clenching, heart-pounding, fervent hot man, who makes her heart flutter uncontrollably. She hates his cock-sure attitude. With the talent, of melting women’s panties off at a glance, he thinks he can have Sasha too. Well, he couldn’t be more wrong. Sasha would rather eat dirt than sleep with him. He vows not to fall for her, but their scorching attraction proves impossible to ignore…

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
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  • Total of Pages : 272
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Written by psychologists and others using a psychosocial lens, Surviving on the Edge looks at family, gender, disability and ethnicity in order to better understand prejudice and social violence. The book includes a range of essays—theoretical, narrative accounts and case studies—which question established assumptions as to how violence relates to categories of gender, family, disability and trauma. It also considers the impact of social violence and possible interventions to address trauma at both the individual and collective levels. The impact of prejudice and violence is on one hand painful and tragic. But on the other, there is abundant evidence of resistance and resilience. Several illuminating examples of work on the ground demonstrate the range of interventions possible. This book is a valuable addition to the fledgling corpus of work that uses a psychosocial perspective to examine social problems, the impact of these on mental health and the interventions possible.

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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 1643751158
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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The 10th Winner of the 2019 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Awarded by Barbara Kingsolver “What a read this is, right from its startling opening scene. But even more than plot, it’s the richly layered details that drive home a lightning bolt of empathy. To read At the Edge of the Haight is to live inside the everyday terror and longings of a world that most of us manage not to see, even if we walk past it on sidewalks every day. At a time when more Americans than ever find themselves at the edge of homelessness, this book couldn’t be more timely.” —Barbara Kingsolver, author of Unsheltered and The Poisonwood Bible Maddy Donaldo, homeless at twenty, lives with her dog and makeshift family in the hidden spaces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She thinks she knows how to survive and whom to trust until she accidentally witnesses the murder of a young man. Her world is upended as she has to face not only the killer but also the police and then the victim’s parents, who desperately want Maddy to tell them about the life their son led after he left home. And in a desire to save her since they could not save their own son, they are determined to have Maddy reunite with her own lost family. But what makes a family? Is it the people who raised you if they don’t have the skills to look after you? Is it the foster parents whose generosity only lasts until things become more difficult? Or is it the family that Maddy has met in the park, young people who also have nowhere else to go? Told with sensitivity and tenderness and set against the backdrop of a radically changing city, At the Edge of the Haight is narrated by a young girl just beginning to understand herself. The result is a powerful debut that, much like previous Bellwether winners The Leavers, by Lisa Ko, or Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, grapples with one of the most urgent issues of our day.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000257576
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 233
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Book Short Summary:

Australia faces major challenges to its forms of governance. Changing expectations from its citizens, global pressures on the economy and technological innovation are impacting on government operations. Yet most of its institutions were designed a hundred years ago. Cabinet government was inherited. Parliament was already established in its forms and procedures. The federal structure, the High Court and the federal public service were created as a consequence. The party structure has been effectively frozen since the 1920s and a tradition of handing some responsibilities to arms-length organisations was well established. So how have these institutions changed over the last hundred years and how well will they adapt to the demands of the modern world? Do they have the capacity to adapt appropriately and enable governments to achieve their preferred outcomes? In this book experienced academics and practitioners explore these questions. They examine each of the institutions in terms of their ability to meet new challenges and provide some hope that Australia's institutions, even if at times slow to move and dominated by internal interests, have a capacity to adapt and govern effectively. The book shows our political institutions in a new light, as dynamic, often flexible organisms; it provides important new insights into the way we are governed and how our system of governance might develop in the future.

At the Edge of the World

By Kari Jones
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  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1459810643
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 555
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Book Short Summary:

Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him, Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she worries about how to deal with the things she knows about Ivan's life. Is she a keeper of his secrets? Should she help him hide what's going on in his family? Or should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble?

Religion on the Edge

By Courtney Bender,Wendy Cadge,Peggy Levitt,David Smilde
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199986991
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: religion-on-the-edge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking new methodologies and models, bringing to light conceptual lacunae, re-centering what is unsettled by their use, and inviting a significant reordering of long-accepted political and economic hierarchies. The book shows how social scientists across the disciplines can engage with the sociology of religion. By challenging many of its long-standing empirical and analytic tendencies, the contributors to this volume show how their work informs and is informed by debates in other fields and the analytical purchase gained by bringing these many conversations together. Religion on the Edge will be a crucial resource for any scholar seeking to understand our post-modern, post-secular world.

Crossing the Line

By Martin Dillon
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  • Publisher : Merrion Press
  • Book Code : 1785371320
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 209
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Book Short Summary:

In Crossing the Line, former BBC journalist and best-selling author Martin Dillon recalls his courageous journalistic career spent ‘on the edge’ during the worst years of the modern Troubles. Following his childhood on Belfast’s Falls Road and his wandering teenage years, Dillon’s move into the world of journalism was soon to lead him down paths of extreme danger, putting himself in harm’s way to reveal the shocking truths of the emerging conflict in his native city. His extraordinary story reveals encounters with a roll-call of major political figures, paramilitaries, and Irish literary greats. Dillon’s memoir is as compelling as it is incisive; a riot of revelations on the political and sectarian conflict that rocked Belfast during the 1970s and ’80s. Dillon’s aptitude and ambition gave him unparalleled access to the worlds of politics, sectarian violence, literature and media – Crossing the Line exposes the complex and oftentimes devastating thread that joins them.

On the Edge of Reality

By Colin Andrews,Synthia Andrews
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  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1601635400
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: on-the-edge-of-reality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A global expansion of consciousness is underway. As predicted by ancient prophecy, old ways of thinking and of seeing the world are shifting. Mind-stretching new phenomena are challenging current reality. New frontiers of science are disclosing a connection between our consciousness and physical reality. As consciousness changes, so do our perceptions. The door is opening to a new reality. Join Colin and Synthia as they explore what is beyond this door. Examine the multitude of current changes—from the bases of society to the foundations of science—that indicate the unfolding of a new paradigm. Investigate non-ordinary reality and unexplained phenomena as interactions of consciousness. In this fascinating new title, you will explore and learn about: Parallel cases of inexplicable exchanges between lights in the sky and crop circles on the ground Strange sounds in the sky heard and recorded around the world Photographic orbs of light The Norway Spiral, a rotating spiral of light seen by hundreds of people in 2009 Unexplained RADAR interference patterns correlating with weather anomalies

Demography at the Edge

By Rasmus Ole Rasmussen,Prescott Ensign,Lee Huskey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317152891
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 181
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Book Short Summary:

Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing demographers working in remote regions, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from peripheral regions in developed nations. With the emphasis on human populations as dynamic, adaptive, evolving systems, it explores how populations respond in different ways to changing environmental, cultural and economic conditions and how effectively they manage these change processes. Theoretical understandings and policy issues arising from demographic modelling are tackled including: competition for skilled workers; urbanisation and ruralisation; population ageing; the impacts of climate change; the life outcomes of Indigenous peoples; globalisation and international migration. Based on a strong theoretical framework around issues of heterogeneity, generational change, temporariness and the relative strength of internal and external ties, Demography at the Edge provides a common set of approaches and issues that benefit both researchers and practitioners.

The Edge of the Unknown

By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : FV Éditions
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: the-edge-of-the-unknown.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1916 Arthur Conan Doyle stated his belief in Spiritualism. "The Edge of the Unknown", first published in 1930, is a collection of articles covering various aspects of this subject.