When Love Wins


Author: Sherryl D Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910780183
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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Best friends Shenin and Tyler didn't mean to fall in love. Throw in IEDs and gun battles, along with the separation that comes with life in the military and you're asking for trouble. With the government's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, it's a path that could endanger both of their careers but they take it all on to prove that love really can

When Angels Fall


Author: Sherryl D. Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910780343
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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Skyler Boche survived the war, as well as a horrific crash. Every day she deals with the aftermath and the crippling PTSD that's tearing her apart. Devin James is a wild child and drawn to Skyler in a way she can't explain. Through all the love, loss, and heartache, she'll find that when angels fall, they sometimes need help to get back up.

Gray Skies


Author: Sherryl D. Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910780701
Category: Lesbians
Page: 266
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When they are unexpectedly reunited, Jazmine is stunned by the version of Rayden she meets. A shadow of her former self, Jazmine wonders if she'll ever let her in again. Then Jazmine meets Dakota, a troubled young woman, and they find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other; the Gray Skies could finally be clearing.

Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307267146
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

The Bitter Pill Social Club


Author: Rohan Dahiya
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9387457907
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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You know exactly who they are. The ones who walk right past club lines, who walk into rooms and make you swoon. You've felt their Gucci-anointed aura in a city paved with mildly good intentions and cocaine lines. It's a familiar cast: the centre of attention, the shameless flirt, the loudmouth, the narcissistic writer. It's a familiar setting: a city of smooth talkers, armchair activists, and the rich brats of Instagram wrapped up in cigarette smoke. A place to talk pop spirituality and purple prose in connoisseur-only jazz clubs. Now watch them without an audience. The Bitter Pill Social Club takes a look at the lives of the Kochhar family, who find themselves drifting apart in the city of gins and fake friends, wrapped in cigarette smoke. As one of their own gears up to tie the knot, three siblings come home to the neurotic parents who raised them. Meanwhile the parents face the family patriarch's constant judgment. Divorce, disappointment, and disasters ensue as the entitled Kochhar brood dodges old lovers and marriage proposals.

Grey Skies, Green Waves

A Surfer's Journey Around the UK and Ireland
Author: Tom Anderson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1848394411
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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A surfer's wet and wild journey through Britain and Ireland Tom Anderson has always loved surfing—anywhere except the UK. But a chance encounter leads him to a series of adventures on home surf. As he visits the popular haunts and secret gems of British surfing he meets the Christians who pray for waves (and get them), loses a competition to a non–existent surfer, is nearly drowned in the River Severn, and has a watery encounter with a pedigree sheep. All this rekindles his love affair with the freezing fun that is surfing the North Atlantic.

Break in the Storm


Author: Sherryl D. Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910780367
Category: Lesbians
Page: 322
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Ex-Special Forces bodyguard Quinn Kavanaugh takes a job protecting up-and-coming singer, Xandy Blue. Little does she know the diminutive lavender-eyed singer is far from the drama queen type that Quinn can't stand. When the tragedies of Xandy's young live catch up with her, can Quinn save the day to bring a Break in the Storm?

Southland


Author: Nina Revoyr
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070480
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.

Counter Intelligence

Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles
Author: Jonathan Gold
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312276348
Category: Reference
Page: 432
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Jonathan Gold has eaten it all. Counter Intelligence collects over 200 of Gold's best restaurant discoveries--from inexpensive lunch counters you won't find on your own to the perfect undiscovered dish at a beaten-path establishment. He reveals the hidden kitchens where Los Angeles' ethnic communities feed their own, including the best of cuisine from Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Burma, Canton, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam and more. Not to mention the perfectly prepared hamburger and Los Angeles' quintessential hot dog. Counter Intelligence is the richest and most complete guide to eating in Los Angeles. The listings include where to find it and how much you'll pay (in many cases, not very much) with appendices that cover food types and feeding by neighborhood.

Touch the Sky


Author: Christina Lee,Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530682522
Category:
Page: 326
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Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn't have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law. Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar. Lucas is still angry, but it's not as if Gabriel could control how his mind and body had betrayed him. Being found on the ledge of that bridge had changed everything. The attraction is immediate, but it's more than their inability to keep their hands off each other. Neither man expects the fierce connection pulling them together. Unfortunately, ignoring their problems doesn't make them disappear. Gabriel's internal struggles are serious...dangerous. And no matter how much Lucas wants it to be true, saving Gabriel won't make up for not being able to save his mom. If they don't find the strength to face their own demons before the darkness takes hold, they risk more than just losing each other forever.

Red Lights


Author: Georges Simenon,Norman Denny
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171936
Category: Fiction
Page: 154
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It is Labor Day weekend. Americans are hitting the roads in droves. The radio crackles with warnings of traffic jams and accidents. Steve and his wife Nancy are due to drive up to Maine from New York City to pick up their two children from camp. But Steve wants a drink before he goes-he needs to relax after a long day at the office-and once he's on the road, he wants another. And another. Before long his suppressed rage at his wife starts coming out; she gets paid better than he does and he has to be home to make dinner for the kids. When Steve stops for yet another drink, Nancy has had enough; she stalks off. After that the drive turns into a bender. Wanting to rebel against his conventional life, along the way he picks up an enigmatic hitchhiker, Sid Hannigan, who happens to be an escapee from Sing-Sing prison. There's something about the man's lawlessness that makes Steve want to talk and keep talking, confessing all his domestic woes. After they part ways, Steve will have to soberly confront his actions of the previous day, discovering the secret of how his wife had also crossed Sid's path by chance.

Unplug

A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers
Author: Suze Yalof Schwartz,Debra Goldstein
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 1101905379
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or someone bogged down with a never-ending to-do list, the proven secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to hurry up and slow down, to unplug. Studies show that you can get more done - and do it better- by doing less, just by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day and meditating. This revolutionary book by the founder and CEO of the groundbreaking LA-based meditation studio Unplug Meditation brilliantly simplifies this powerful practice and shows the overwhelmed and overworked how easy it is to unplug in order to relieve stress, regain focus, and recharge. This modernized approach to meditation will appeal to anyone, even if - especially if - you believe you have no time, you can't sit still, or that "it's just not you." Schwartz debunks the common misperceptions about meditation, including the notion that you need to sit still for long periods of time, or that you need to "turn off your brain." She also shares the life-changing benefits you will experience, the proven science of how meditation literally changes your brain, as well as easy techniques and tips to easily incorporate meditation into your daily life. From the Hardcover edition.

BRAVE


Author: Rose McGowan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006265599X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of BRAVE reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...” —The New York Times Book Review "BRAVE works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—The Boston Globe A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generations Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit. Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck. BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE. "My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan

Under the Big Black Sun

A Personal History of L.A. Punk
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0306824086
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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An up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, told by those who were there, with 50 rare photos

Turning Tables


Author: Sherryl D. Hancock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910780381
Category: Lesbians
Page: 310
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Jericho, the Director of the Division of Law Enforcement, has her life turned upside down when her wife leaves without warning. And at work, female agents are being targeted. Alongside a graduate student called Zoey, and Catalina, an undercover narcotics officer, she must start turning the tables to figure out who is targeting these women and why.

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles


Author: Elizabeth Ward,Raymond Chandler,Alain Silver
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 9780879513511
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Re-issued for the 50th anniversary of the film of Chandler's novel 'The Big Sleep', this homage to film noir is a visionary journey across a landscape of darkened bungalows, decaying office blocks and sinister nightspots - an atmospheric tribute to both the writer and his city. Contains over 150 photographs and extracts from Chandler's classic detective fiction.

Case Study Houses


Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836535601
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 96
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Modernism to the masses: Pioneering designs for affordable postwar homes The Case Study House program (1945-1966) was a unique event in the history of American architecture. Sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the Los Angeles area, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, Eero Saarinen, A. Quincy Jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included "using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man's life in the modern world." The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world. This compact guide includes all of the Case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

The Grey Ghost

New York City Photographs
Author: Dan Winters
Publisher: Rocky Nook
ISBN: 9781681980836
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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In The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs, Dan Winters turns his eye to New York City, collecting over 100 black-and-white images he created there in the years after moving to New York from California in 1987 at the age of 25. A highly personal collection, The Grey Ghost reveals an artist finding his voice, discovering "that elusive method that informs the manner in which we perceive and interpret our surroundings." In these photographs-- featuring icons of New York City such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, as well as everyday moments captured on the street--we find Winters presenting us with the seemingly ordinary and commonplace in a way that captivates us and makes us look much more closely. As Winters writes, New York "has acted as a proving ground and a right of passage for countless photographers," beginning with Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand. For those interested in street photography, New York City, black-and-white imagery, or the earlier work of one of today's most compelling photographers, The Grey Ghost is a must-have addition to your photobook collection.

Everything to Everyone


Author: Sherryl D. Hancock
Publisher: Vulpine Press
ISBN: 9781910780824
Category: Lesbians
Page: 292
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Harley Marie Davidson is a one of a kind. An expert programmer, coupled with her inability to say no and her ADHD, leaves her life in constant disarray. That all changes when Shiloh Styles, a former classmate from high school, is hired to help keep her organized. But the past never stays in the past.