Lock the Door

Author: Jane Holland
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503941786
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Meghan Smith has always been a protective mother. Her baby son, Harry, has a life-threatening condition and is never far from her sight. But on the evening of her wedding anniversary, as she and her husband celebrate in the garden with friends, Harry disappears from his cot without a trace. In an instant, the perfect life she always longed for is in tatters, her family exposed to interrogation and accusation in the glare of media attention. But none of it gets Meghan answers--or brings back her son. As her life unravels and suspicion takes hold of her sanity, Meghan begins to question everything she once took for granted. Can she trust her husband? Can she trust her friends? Can she even trust herself?

Don't forget to lock the door.

Author: Mary Woolford
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329936965
Category: Fiction
Page: 78
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Five mini stories, each one stimulates its own atmosphere, some funny, Heartfelt, Inspirational, and Frightening and are as unique as the reader that reads th

I Lock My Door Upon Myself

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865381087
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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"Originally published in 1990, I Lock My Door Upon Myself is the story of Calla, a beautiful, flame-haired, willful girl living in rural upstate New York in the early years of the 20th century. At 17, Calla is married off to a coarse local farmer. Her chance encounter with an itinerant black water-dowser leads to a passionate, obsessive, and doomed love affair, from which she emerges a celibate recluse."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


A Literary and Cultural History
Author: Francis O'Gorman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441181288
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History suggests a unique approach to the inner life and its ordinary pains. Francis O'Gorman charts the emergence of our contemporary idea of worry in the Victorian era and its establishment, after the First World War, as a feature of modernity. For some writers between the Wars, worry was the "disease of the age.Â?? Worrying examines the everyday kind of worry-the fearful, non-pathological, and usually hidden questioning about uncertain futures. It shows worry to be a natural companion in a world where we try to live by reason and believe we have the right to choose, finding in the worrier a peculiarly contemporary sufferer whose mental life is not only exceptionally familiar, but also deeply strange. Offering an intimately personal account of an all-too-common human experience, and of a word that slips in and out of ordinary conversation so often that it has become invisible in its familiarity, Worrying explores how the modern world has shaped our everyday anxieties.

The OCD Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Author: Bruce M. Hyman,Cherry Pedrick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572244224
Category: Psychology
Page: 237
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A major revision and expansion, this second edition of a bestselling classic offers the latest information about the neurobiological causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), new medications and other treatment options for the disorder, as well as a new chapter outlining cutting-edge daily coping strategies for sufferers. Widely recognized as a fundamental OCD resource, the last edition sold 3,000 copies in Canada in less than 12 months.

Three, Four ... Better Lock Your Door

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Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781480231870
Page: 280
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It was supposed to be a night of fun, pleasure, lust and pain for Susanne Larsen when she agreed to meet with a stranger from a S&M chatroom. She met him for dinner that later led to casual, anonymous sex at the hotel-room at the local inn.But someone else showed up in the room and suddenly it was no longer a game. Zeeland Times star-reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune are covering the case for the news-paper and soon they find themselves deeply involved in a story of terrifying horror and ugly secrets."Three, Four ... Better lock your door" is a thrilling Scandinavian Mystery-novel from the International Bestselling author Willow Rose. It is the sequel to the International bestseller "One, Two ... He is coming from you"

The Door

Author: Magda Szabó
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177711
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015" An NYRB Classics Original The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.

Through an Unlocked Door

In Walks Murder
Author: Kevin M. Sullivan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666885X
Category: True Crime
Page: 192
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"We never lock our doors." This is an often-heard remark expressing a commonplace American attitude or belief that, despite whatever danger might prevail in public spaces, life inside our own homes remains (or at least should remain) safe, carefree, normal. This book covers 13 high-profile cases in which evil paid an untimely visit and found the entrance open--when everything was normal, until it wasn't.

Shut the Door

A Novel
Author: Amanda Marquit
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429937866
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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In the vein of "American Beauty," Shut the Door offers a glimpse into the world of a family in crisis. It focuses on two teenage sisters struggling to carve their identities as young adults, taking risks and undergoing disturbing transformations that go unchallenged by their emotionally absent parents. Meanwhile, their parents' marriage is disintegrating and no longer provides the support the girls so desperately need. Their father's prolonged absence on a business trip provides the impetus to reevaluate family roles and relationships--and the choices made are shocking. This evocative family portrait reveals just what happens when our support system falls away and we become disconnected from the ones we love the most.

Philosophy of Mind

A Comprehensive Introduction
Author: William Jaworski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444397581
Category: Philosophy
Page: 520
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Philosophy of Mind introduces readers to one of the liveliest fields in contemporary philosophy by discussing mind-body problems and the various solutions to them. It provides a detailed yet balanced overview of the entire field that enables readers to jump immediately into current debates. Treats a wide range of mind-body theories and arguments in a fair and balanced way Shows how developments in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and cognitive science have impacted mind-body debates Premise-by-premise arguments for and against each position enable readers to grasp the structure of each argument quickly and easily Diagrams and illustrations help readers absorb the more complex ideas Bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter bring readers up to date on the latest literature Written in a clear, easy to read style that is free of technical jargon, and highly accessible to a broad readership The only book to explain systematically how a hylomorphic theory such as Aristotle’s can contribute to current mind-body debates and vie with current mind-body theories Online chapters on free will and the philosophy of persons make the book a flexible teaching tool for general and introductory philosophy courses - available at www.wiley.com/go/jaworski

The Emergence of Order in Syntax

Author: Fortuny
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027255020
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 210
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The syntactic component of the faculty of language is argued to be a rewiring of a few independently motivated components: features, the conjunction of a successive operation of union-formation ('Merge') and of derivational records ('nests'), and principles of analysis. Since nests linearize terminals (Kuratowski 1921), Kayne's (1994) LCA becomes dispensable. The study of how features are ordered in discontinuous, analytic and syncretic patterns, governed by the Full Interpretation Condition and the Maximize Matching Effects Principle, provides a simple account for several syntactic phenomena, like the C-Infl connection, certain cartographic observations due to Cinque (1999), the A'-status of preverbal subjects in Null Subject Languages (Solà 1992), the alleviation of wh-island effects in English when the embedded wh-phrase is a subject (Chomsky 1986) and the dynamic V2 patterns in double agreement dialects observed by Zwart (1993). The possibility that Comp-trace effects derive from the contraction of the C-Infl discontinuity is explored and subject islands and wh-islands are derived from the Relativized Opacity Principle, an alternative to Chomsky's PIC.

Shoes Outside the Door

Desire, Devotion, and Excess at San Francisco Zen Center
Author: Michael Downing
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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Provides a close-up look at the scandals that rocked the San Francisco Zen Center, a leader in alternative religious practice and the counterculture in America, and their repercussions. 75,000 first printing.

A Girl Stands at the Door

The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools
Author: Rachel Devlin
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 1541616650
Category: History
Page: 384
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A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools. In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality.