Download E-books Compulsion: A Novel PDF

Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have all of it: wealth, intelligence, and the realm at their toes as a part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish group of Nineteen Twenties Chicago. Artie is good-looking, athletic, and well known, yet he possesses a hidden, strong sadistic streak and a wish to dominate. Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a spouse whom he can idolize and worship. keen about Nietzsche’s suggestion of the superhuman, either boys choose to turn out that they're above the legislation of guy by way of arbitrarily making a choice on and murdering a Jewish boy of their neighborhood.

This new version of Meyer Levin's vintage literary mystery Compulsion reintroduces the fictionalized case of Leopold and Loeb – as soon as thought of the "crime of the century" – to a brand new new release. This incisive mental portrait of 2 younger murderers seized the mind's eye of an period and is mostly well-known as paving the way in which for the 1st non-fiction novel. Compulsion forces us to invite what drives a few extra into darkness, and a few to hunt redemption.

Heartbreaking because it is gripping, Compulsion is written with a stressful and penetrating strength that led the Los Angeles Times to name Levin, “the most important Jewish author of his times.”

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Download E-books Amy Inspired PDF

By Bethany Pierce

Amy Gallagher is an aspiring author who, after numerous rejections, has settled for a occupation as an English professor in small-town Ohio simply to pay the debts. All her goals all at once begin to resolve as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend. yet simply as Amy fears her lifestyles is caught in a conserving development, she meets the mysterious, appealing, and unavailable Eli.

She struggles to stroll the tremendous line among friendship and anything extra with Eli, at the same time staying actual to her religion turns into all at once complex. whilst secrets and techniques, tragedy, and bad judgements reason rifts in Amy's relationships, she needs to come to phrases with who she's develop into, her unrealized aspirations for her lifestyles, and the kingdom of her religion. Can she dare to pray that she's going to locate love and success regardless of all of it?

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Download E-books Semites and Stereotypes: Characteristics of Jewish Humor (Contributions in Ethnic Studies) PDF

With an ongoing foreign convention, Jewish humor lately has been a subject matter of great scholarly inquiry. such a lot educational courses, notwithstanding, were person works representing a selected thesis or point of view, regularly on literary facets. the current choice of essays via students from England, France, the U.S., Denmark, Israel, and Australia explores features of Jewish humor from numerous views, together with anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and religion.

Geographically, the paintings distinguishes among the Jewish humor of Israel and that of the diaspora; traditionally, it strains Jewish humor to the Bible. The linkages with Judaism and the Yiddish language are explored. Essays care for the Jewish use of humor in annoying and tragic events, with self-disparagement in Jewish humor, with anti-semitism and stereotyping, and with Jewish girls because the items of humor. The contributions to global tradition of humorists Sholom Aleichem, Woody Allen, Philip Roth, Charlie Chaplin, and diverse modern performers are mentioned as are the Jewish theorists of humor, together with Sigmund Freud, Henri Bergson, and Arthur Koestler. An interdisciplinary publication, it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of Jewish culture and folklore, Jewish-American literature, American reports, and humor, pop culture, anthropology, psychology, and sociology.

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Download E-books The Dawn of a Dream (At Home in Beldon Grove, Bk 3) PDF

By Ann Shorey

Luellen O'Connell is shocked and pressured while her husband of only one month tells her he's leaving--and that he has one other spouse. Deeply wounded via this betrayal, Luellen comes to a decision to stick with the dream she had put aside of acquiring a educating measure. yet her wayward husband left anything at the back of whilst he deserted her. Can Luellen triumph over the chances and attain her dream? Can she conceal her mystery, or will it smash her goals forever?

A relocating tale of tenacity and perseverance within the face of competition, The sunrise of a Dream will encourage readers to find and keep on with their very own desires.

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Download E-books Her Only Protector (Cradle of Secrets Series #2) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #113) PDF

By Lisa Mondello

A dangerous trip to South the USA is the one method to retrieve the kid. along with her lacking brother's daughter again in her hands, Sonny Montgomery eventually feels secure. till a good-looking, cold-eyed bounty hunter stops her moments sooner than boarding a aircraft to the U.S.

Gil Waite is after her brother. All he cares approximately is “finding the fugitive” and accumulating his funds. Sonny will not betray her relations. but she has no selection yet to compliment Gil. a guy whose rugged external hides the guts of a hero.

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Download E-books Nephilim: The Truth is Here (Nephilim Series Vol. 1) PDF

By L. A. Marzulli

Years in the past, paintings 'Mac' Mackenzie used to be a revered newspaper journalist with a superb family members and a superb destiny. Now he lives by means of himself, eking out an life as a contract author. His religion in God, humanity, and almost every little thing else is long gone. what is left is a pile of money owed and the pain of his eldest son's loss of life. input a girl in a psychiatric ward, with an off-the-wall tale of the way extraterrestrial beings kidnapped her, created a toddler inside her, and later stole it. From her doubtless twisted account springs the capability media tale of the century . . . and extra hassle than Mac has ever imagined. during this engrossing page-turner, Mac follows his tale to Israel, the place he comes around the continues to be of 1 of the nephilim: an old biblical great, sired by means of demons and born of human ladies. Mac's come upon is simply the end of a terrifying supernatural iceberg --- for the nephilim are again on the earth. And Mac has stumbled onto their mystery. Nephilim winds from the Holy Land to the Nevada desolate tract, via mind-numbing hazards and offerings that would have an effect on the way forward for the human race. only one desire stands among Mac and destruction: the ability of the risen Messiah. yet can it shop Mac and his young ones from the evil religious forces that spawned the nephilim? Or satisfy his agonizing quest for which means and goal in existence?

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Download E-books Line of Duty (Newpointe 911 Series #5) PDF

By Terri Blackstock

At the request of her many fans—Terri Blackstock revisits the heroic forged of characters during this 5th e-book in her best-selling Newpointe 911 sequence In Line of responsibility, a bomb explodes on the Icon overseas construction in New Orleans whereas attorney Jill Clark Nichols is within the most sensible ground boardroom. The thirty-story development is going up in flames and fireplace departments from all over the zone are known as in. The firefighters from Newpointe are specially involved due to the fact that they be aware of Jill is contained in the construction. Dan, her husband, rushes in to save lots of her. yet as firefighters paintings to evacuate the higher flooring of the construction, a moment and 3rd bomb explode, inflicting the decrease flooring to collapse. Firefighters and civilians are buried underneath the rubble. whilst the smoke eventually clears, a count number is taken. Jill narrowly escapes the chaos of the explosions and hearth basically to discover Dan lacking. have been the bombs the act of a terrorist, or a scheme coming from a center of greed? Can Jill’s religion hold her via those lengthy days of soreness and uncertainty? and may Dan live to tell the tale this tragedy . . . or sacrifice his existence within the line of duty?

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Download E-books The Daughter's Walk: A Novel PDF

By Jane Kirkpatrick

A mother's tragedy, a daughter's hope and the 7000 mile trip that modified their lives. 
 
In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby approved a guess from the style to stroll from Spokane, Washington to big apple urban inside seven months with a purpose to earn $10,000. Bringing alongside her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the 2 made their approach at the 3500-mile trek by way of following the railroad tracks and stimulated via the money they had to retailer the relations farm.  After returning domestic to the Estby farm greater than a 12 months later, Clara selected to stroll on by myself by means of leaving the family members and altering her identify. Her judgements initiated a greater than 20-year separation from the one lifestyles she had known.
 
Historical fiction author Jane Kirkpatrick selections up the place the actual fact of the Estbys’ stroll leaves off to discover Clara's persisted trip. What stimulated Clara to take one of these chance in an period while many ladies struggled with the problems of rights and independence? And what own revelations introduced Clara to the top of her lonely highway? The Daughter's Walk weaves own heritage and fiction jointly to ask readers to contemplate their very own trips and family members separations, to aid ascertain what exile and forgiveness are actually about.

“Kirkpatrick has performed impeccable homework, and what she recreates and what she imagines are splendidly seamless. Readers see the days, the reasons, the relationships that produce a sequence of choices and activities, all rendered with understatement. Kirkpatrick is a grasp at utilizing fiction to light up history’s truths. this gorgeous and compelling paintings of historic fiction merits the widest attainable audience.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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Download E-books The Wedding Promise: An Angel Island Novel PDF

By Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer

Welcome to Angel Island. Its fascinating spirit may be felt from the beaches of its windswept shores to the heights of the remarkable Angel Wings Cliffs. The island is related to harbor angels who support advisor the misplaced, supplying them from melancholy and darkness into the golden gentle of affection and faith.

The lodge is formally open for company, and proprietor Liza Martin has booked her first significant event-a June wedding-even notwithstanding renovations haven't but been accomplished. the good news is this brings extra of Daniel Merritt, the island's appealing handyman, into her existence. yet as Liza reveals herself falling for him, she learns that Daniel is a guy with secrets.

Liza does not have a lot time to reside on Daniel's secrets and techniques with all the marriage arrangements. The bride met her fiancé at the island whilst they have been children, and she's constantly dreamed of being married on the lodge. Liza desires to make the development excellent, however the stress among the bride and groom makes her fear. at the day of the marriage a typhoon rolls in-and the groom is nowhere to be chanced on. every little thing goes unsuitable. Liza wishes a miracle. however, when you have religion and love, Angel Island is simply one of these position the place miracles can happen...

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Download E-books The Way of the Guilty: A Hope Street Church Mystery (Hope Street Church Mysteries) PDF

By Jennifer Stanley

Cooper Lee has a brand new outlook on life, thanks to her pals at wish highway Church. Spending time with the dawn religious study team nourishes her brain and soul. yet house is the place the guts is—along with Mrs. Lee’s baked treats—and Cooper is certainly satisfied to have one of these nice kin to return domestic to whilst now not spending time with Nathan, a pal from the crowd who simply can be (fingers crossed) the single. So whilst her sister, Ashley, is implicated in a ugly homicide, Cooper snaps into motion. in addition to Nathan and her associates from wish road, Cooper vows to unravel this unholy mess—with a wing, a prayer, and a small dose of snooping…

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