Burdened By Guilt

Burdened By Guilt Author Michiko Katsu
ISBN-10 9781483528809
Year 2014-04-09
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Detective Mike Anderson must rely on the insights of sexy English Professor Suzanne Kelly to help him solve the mystery when the dismembered body of a murder victim is found with a note from a classic work of literature. Drained of blood and chopped into pieces the note is his only clue. He is desperate for her direction but she keeps him in suspense when she warns this may not be the last. Although impressed with her knowledge, her resemblance to his murdered wife unnerves him and he steels himself against the potential of an inappropriate and untimely romance. Confused by the clue’s relevance he struggles to find the killer while saddled with an overly enthusiastic rookie partner, Kevin McKay. Handpicked by the Lieutenant with whom he shares a mutual hatred, Mike wonders where Kevin’s loyalties lie. Add on an Internal Affairs investigation and he doesn't know who to trust. Compelled to see her again, a second body with a second note gives him the excuse he needs. But after his second visit, someone attacks Suzanne in her office resurrecting the guilt he feels over not saving his wife and the fear he may be responsible for endangering Suzanne. Unable to resist her vulnerabilities he spends a passionate night with her compromising himself and the investigation. Her attack uncovers a violent past and stolen identity linking her to the two murders. When children discover a third body and a witness places a woman fitting Suzanne’s description at the scene, Mike knows he’s been had. There are no coincidences in a murder investigation and his paranoia grows as Kevin was the one who recommended her. This close to finding his killer, I.A. stops Mike dead when the mystery of stolen evidence from his previous cases conveniently matches evidence in his triple homicide making him a suspect in his own investigation. Suspended and without support Mike must clear his name and find the person responsible. But when both Kevin and Suzanne mysteriously turn up missing he fears he may have let the two prime murder suspects go free.

Same Sex Love in India

Same Sex Love in India Author Ruth Vanita
ISBN-10 9788184759693
Year 2008-10-20
Pages 516
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Lambda literary award finalist, Same-sex Love in India presents a stunning array of writings on same-sex love from over 2000 years of Indian literature. Translated from more than a dozen languages and drawn from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and modern fictional traditions, these writings testify to the presence of same-sex love in various forms since ancient times, without overt persecution. This collection defies both stereotypes of Indian culture and Foucault's definition of homosexuality as a 19th-century invention, uncovering instead complex discourses of Indian homosexuality, rich metaphorical traditions to represent it, and the use of names and terms as early as medieval times to distinguish same-sex from cross-sex love. An eminent group of scholars have translated these writings for the first time or have re-translated well-known texts to correctly make evident previously underplayed homoerotic content. Selections range from religious books, legal and erotic treatises, story cycles, medieval histories and biographies, modern novels, short stories, letters, memoirs, plays and poems. From the Rigveda to Vikram Seth, this anthology will become a staple in courses on gender and queer studies, Asian studies, and world literature.

The Moaning of Loaf

The Moaning of Loaf Author Ade Bozzay
ISBN-10 9780244303167
Year 2017-04-24
Pages 414
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Nobby Loaf is an unassuming man, friendless and lonely, apart from his dog, Rambo, who doesn't like him either. Whisked away from his drab life when he is, for want of a better word, Kidnapped by descendants of dolphins from the future known as the Dolphoids. He is subsequently embroiled in an intergalactic plot which ends up with him destroying the planet earth and facing the wrath of a despotic Emperor who collects planets and claims ownership of earth. From start to finish this story is pure comedy and uses sci-fi as a tool to create scenarios that would otherwise not be possible for Nobby, such as being able to talk to his dog, threatened by death from robots, eating the eggs of six foot chickens etc...

Women in the Age of Shakespeare

Women in the Age of Shakespeare Author Theresa D. Kemp
ISBN-10 9780313343049
Year 2010
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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This book offers a look at the lives of Elizabethan era women in the context of the great female characters in the works of William Shakespeare. * Includes over 30 excerpts from letters and diaries, plays, poems, educational and religious treatises, and legal documents from the 16th and 17th centuries * Presents photos of actors playing female Shakespearean characters, including Emma Thompson, Claire Danes, Sarah Bernhardt, and Peggy Ashcroft

The Everything Guide to Evidence of the Afterlife

The Everything Guide to Evidence of the Afterlife Author Joseph M. Higgins
ISBN-10 9781440510083
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Adams Media
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Is there life after death? Or is the end of our physical existence really the end of us? In this thought-provoking guide, you will examine scientific evidence so you can decide for yourself whether or not there is an afterlife. "Psychic Cop" Chuck Bergman and medium Joseph Higgins attempt to answer questions like: Does consciousness survive death?Is communication possible between the living and the dead?Are mediums real--or frauds?What happens to us during near-death experiences?Where do we go when we die?Are Heaven and Hell actualities?What is life like after death?Is reincarnation real--and is everyone reincarnated?Including an overview of various religious afterlife traditions, this guide introduces you to the unlimited possibilities of what we face after our release from the physical world.

An Outline of English Literature

An Outline of English Literature Author Granville Calland Thornley
ISBN-10 IND:39000000821384
Year 1984
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Addison Wesley Longman ELT Division (a Pearson Education Company)
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A survey of the English prose, poetry and drama of Great Britain and Ireland from earliest times to the 1980s.

Return to Rome

Return to Rome Author Francis J. Beckwith
ISBN-10 9781441203908
Year 2009-01-10
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Brazos Press
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What does it mean to be evangelical? What does it mean to be Catholic? Can one consider oneself both simultaneously? Francis Beckwith has wrestled with these questions personally and professionally. He was baptized a Catholic, but his faith journey led him to Protestant evangelicalism. He became a philosophy professor at Baylor University and president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). And then, in 2007, after much prayer, counsel, and consideration, Beckwith decided to return to the Catholic church and step down as ETS president. This provocative book details Beckwith's journey, focusing on his internal dialogue between the Protestant theology he embraced for most of his adult life and Catholicism. He seeks to explain what prompted his decision and offers theological reflection on whether one can be evangelical and Catholic, affirming his belief that one can be both. EXCERPT It's difficult to explain why one moves from one Christian tradition to another. It is like trying to give an account to your friends why you chose to pursue for marriage this woman rather than that one, though both may have a variety of qualities that you found attractive. It seems to me then that any account of my return to the Catholic church, however authentic and compelling it is to me, will appear inadequate to anyone who is absolutely convinced that I was wrong. Conversely, my story will confirm in the minds of many devout Catholics that the supernatural power of the grace I received at baptism and confirmation as a youngster were instrumental in drawing me back to the Mother Church. Given these considerations, I confess that there is an awkwardness in sharing my journey as a published book, knowing that many fellow Christians will scrutinize and examine my reasons in ways that appear to some uncharitable and to others too charitable.

Reading Shakespeare s Sonnets

Reading Shakespeare s Sonnets Author Don Paterson
ISBN-10 9780571263998
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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Shakespeare's Sonnets are as important and vital today as they were when first published four hundred years ago. Perhaps no collection of verse before or since has so captured the imagination of readers and lovers; certainly no poem has come under such intense critical scrutiny, and presented the reader with such a bewildering number of alternative interpretations. In this illuminating and often irreverent guide, Don Paterson offers a fresh and direct approach to the Sonnets, asking what they can still mean to the twenty-first century reader. In a series of fascinating and highly entertaining commentaries placed alongside the poems themselves, Don Paterson discusses the meaning, technique, hidden structure and feverish narrative of the Sonnets, as well as the difficulties they present for the modern reader. Most importantly, however, he looks at what they tell us about William Shakespeare the lover - and what they might still tell us about ourselves. Full of energetic analysis, plain-English translations and challenging mini-essays on the craft of poetry - not to mention some wild speculation - this approachable handbook to the Sonnets offers an indispensable insight into our greatest Elizabethan writer by one of the leading poets of our own day.

Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe

Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Author Stan Lee
ISBN-10 1401202284
Year 2004
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Dc Comics
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Living legend Stan Lee--the co-creator of the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Marvel Universe--imagines original characters based on the names of classic DC characters Aquaman Catwoman Sandman The Crisis Ages 13+