The Door

The Door
Author: Magda Szabo
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: New York Review of Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781590178010
Language: en
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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.

A Knock on the Door

A Knock on the Door
Author: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780887555381
Language: en
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“It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is the local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a Mounted Police officer.” So began the school experience of many Indigenous children in Canada for more than a hundred years, and so begins the history of residential schools prepared by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Between 2008 and 2015, the TRC provided opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to share their experiences of residential schools and released several reports based on 7000 survivor statements and five million documents from government, churches, and schools, as well as a solid grounding in secondary sources. A Knock on the Door, published in collaboration with the National Research Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, gathers material from the several reports the TRC has produced to present the essential history and legacy of residential schools in a concise and accessible package that includes new materials to help inform and contextualize the journey to reconciliation that Canadians are now embarked upon. Survivor and former National Chief of the Assembly First Nations, Phil Fontaine, provides a Foreword, and an Afterword introduces the holdings and opportunities of the National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation, home to the archive of recordings, and documents collected by the TRC. As Aimée Craft writes in the Afterword, knowing the historical backdrop of residential schooling and its legacy is essential to the work of reconciliation. In the past, agents of the Canadian state knocked on the doors of Indigenous families to take the children to school. Now, the Survivors have shared their truths and knocked back. It is time for Canadians to open the door to mutual understanding, respect, and reconciliation.

The Door

The Door
Author: Vern Thibedeau
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1462029256
Language: en
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For Canadian corrections offi cer Vern Thibedeau, it all began at Disney Worldor at least the penitentiary that ironically carried that nickname. Within ten months, he is seriously injured. One year later he has a pistol aimed at his head during an incident in which two officers and a civilian are shot. Four years later, an inmate murders a correctional offi cer, who is Verns friend, and a food steward. Over the course of a career spanning twenty six years, Vern was assigned to fi ve different prisons, but his time behind the stark walls of Kingston Penitentiary was his most difficult. During his assignment there, he dealt with some of the most notorious and dangerous inmates in Canadas history, such as Clifford Olson and others as bad as Paul Bernardo and Russell Williams. He was part of several hostage incidents and was taken hostage himself once. The stress of his job manifested itself in a variety of physical and emotional injuries, and he found himself forced to take time off to recover. It all culminated during a horrific time when a sex offender is taken to segregation and his victim is approximately the age of Verns own daughter. It all struck a little too close for comfort. Later, Vern worked closely with police while investigating a fellow officer who was also a friend. After retirement, Vern is contacted by the police who request more information regarding the investigation. These are his true stories of his years working behind the bars.

The Door Within

The Door Within
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
Release: 2013-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781400322640
Language: en
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Three ancient scrolls beckon high school student Aidan Thomas to enter a realm of knights, kings, and unusual creatures, but he must rely on instinct and his latent athletic ability to deal with the terror, tempest, and treason in this new world.

Before the Door Closes

Before the Door Closes
Author: Judith Hall Simon
Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: WestBowPress
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781490808956
Language: en
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Mind-altering drugs shackle her father to dementia. As if it were a holding pen for rotting trash, authorities in the nursing home system dispensed him to that dark cell. For the second time in their lives, Judy desperately searches for the answer to free her father. While growing up in an alcoholic environment, she struggled to find what drove him to drink. She was sure if she found it she could cure her father of alcoholism and make everyone happy. Judy finds the liberating key to his present imprisonment, but she cannot turn the lock until she revisits and reveals the shameful secret carefully and faithfully guarded for decades. While doing so, she confronts her fears and emotional wounds carved within a dysfunctional family. That is not enough, though, to rescue him, for the two are now ensnared by an unfamiliar adversary—nursing home neglect and abuse—that Judy must battle every day for her defenseless father. Through it all she longs for him to believe he is and always was important, worthy, loved. Are you a child of an alcoholic? a caregiver of the elderly? a seeker of love’s passages? This heart-gripping story shares pain and victory. "Before the Door Closes is very well written and revealing of the pains and triumphs of Judith Hall Simon's journey with an alcoholic father. While reading this book I felt that I was reading the journey of only one person not two. Judith reveals just how overwhelming an alcoholic father can be and how one's identity can be taken over by an alcoholic parent. Her book teaches and touches at the same time. I recommend it to the millions of adult children of alcoholics and to those who love them. Nice work!" ROBERT J. ACKERMAN, Ph.D., author of Perfect Daughters and a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics

After the Door Opened

After the Door Opened
Author: Gary Pisarski,Pisarski Gary
Release: 2007-03-01
Editor: Nightengale Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781933449388
Language: en
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In the end his was just another of the one or more murders that occur in Chicago every day; one more sudden ending resulting from lives meshing together, rubbing and bumping into one another in the daily struggle to survive. This is the story of Frank McKay, a troubled detective laboring against the background of the failure and mistakes of his own life. While he pursues the truth in the murder of Damon Grayson, the unexpected opportunity is placed in front of him to resolve his worries over money?and he must decide whether salvaging the remaining good cop in him is worth continuing the anguish in his life. And by the time the last page is read, this will become a story that asks the question of what was the motive for what happened after the door opened. What are the human emotions strong enough to push one to take another?s life? Was it love spurned? Betrayal? Money? Revenge? Hate?And when you believe you have the answer, and after you say ?Ah hah?I know?, gaze into a mirror at the image looking into and beyond the color of your eyes, and think again.Think again.

The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall
Author: Marguerite de Angeli
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307806352
Language: en
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Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.

A Line out the Door

A Line out the Door
Author: Rich Gordon
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781450270083
Language: en
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If you are a retailer that wants to take your business to the next level, you need quick answers that you can put in place today. You need to read this book if: your store has hit a plateau that you cant seem to overcome; your marketing dollars arent getting the job done; your store gets many browsers but few buyers; your customers are not finding what they want at your store. Richard L. Gordon, an expert retailer and marketer, relies on concise case studies and decades of experience to show what works. With him as your guide, youll find out how to hire the best employees, deliver excellent customer service, and build your brand and business to new heights. Dont trust the success of your business to a manager or employees who havent delivered results. When you take control of your store and equip yourself with solid, tested strategies, youll end up with A Line Out the Door. filled with ideas and strategies that any specialty retailer could us if they want to take their store to the next level. Rich Gordon truly understands the strategies and concepts that are so necessary to excel as a retailer in todays environment. If you want to be taken seriously as a retailer today, read it and by all means act on what you learn! Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-A-Bear

The Wolf at the Door

The Wolf at the Door
Author: Michael J. Graetz,Ian Shapiro
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780674246997
Language: en
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The acclaimed authors of Death by a Thousand Cuts argue that Americans care less about inequality than about their own insecurity. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro propose realistic policies and strategies to make lives and communities more secure. This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the Door, two leading political analysts argue that these views are badly mistaken. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro focus on what really worries people: not what the rich are making but rather their own insecurity and that of people close to them. Americans are concerned about losing what they have, whether jobs, status, or safe communities. They fear the wolf at the door. The solution is not protectionism or class warfare but a return to the hard work of building coalitions around realistic goals and pursuing them doggedly through the political system. This, Graetz and Shapiro explain, is how earlier reformers achieved meaningful changes, from the abolition of the slave trade to civil rights legislation. The authors make substantial recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care, and they guide us through the strategies needed to enact change. These are achievable reforms that would make Americans more secure. The Wolf at the Door is one of those rare books that not only diagnose our problems but also show us how we can address them.

Lizards on the Mantel Burros at the Door

Lizards on the Mantel  Burros at the Door
Author: Etta Koch,June Cooper Price
Release: 2010-07-05
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780292788428
Language: en
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A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must have expected hardships and privation, but during the 1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in Big Bend with her young family and a 23-foot travel trailer in tow, she anticipated no more than a civilized camping trip between her old home in Ohio and a new one in Arizona. It was only when she found herself moving into an old rock house without plumbing or electricity in the new Big Bend National Park that Etta realized, "From the sheltered life of a city girl of moderate circumstances, I too would have to face the reality of frontier living." In this book based on her journals and letters, Etta Koch and her daughter June Cooper Price chronicle their family’s first years (1944–1946) in the Big Bend. Etta describes how her photographer husband Peter Koch became captivated by the region as a place for natural history filmmaking—and how she and their three young daughters slowly adapted to a pioneer lifestyle during his months’ long absences on the photo-lecture circuit. In vivid, often humorous anecdotes, she describes making the rock house into a home, getting to know the Park Service personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local wildlife, and, most of all, learning to love the rugged landscape and the hardy individuals who call it home.

The Key to the Door

The Key to the Door
Author: Maurice Apprey,Shelli M. Poe
Release: 2017-04-12
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813939872
Language: en
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The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students at the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through first-person narratives of black students during the University of Virginia’s era of incremental desegregation. The authors relate what life was like before enrolling, during their time at the University, and after graduation. In addition to these personal accounts, the volume includes a historical overview of African Americans at the University—from its earliest slaves and free black employees, through its first black applicant, student admission, graduate, and faculty appointments, on to its progress and challenges in the twenty-first century. Including essays from graduates of the schools of law, medicine, engineering, and education, The Key to the Door a candid and long-overdue account of African American experiences at the University’ of Virginia.

Jachin and Boaz Or an Authentic Key to the Door of Free masonry Both Antient and Modern

Jachin and Boaz  Or  an Authentic Key to the Door of Free masonry  Both Antient and Modern
Author: R. S.
Release: 1776
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 59
ISBN: OXFORD:N11694009
Language: en
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Leaving the Door Open

Leaving the Door Open
Author: David Ignatow
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 104
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037641714
Language: en
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Poems consider mortality, paradise, dreams, nature, disillusionment, the relationship between men and women, loneliness, and politics

The Door

The Door
Author: Andy Marino
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780545551397
Language: en
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The story of a girl whose strange life in a mysterious lighthouse is turned upside down when her mother's murder leads her to a hidden door -- and a mission into an alternate world. For years, the door has stayed closed. Hannah Silver hardly notices it as she goes about her strange life in an isolated lighthouse. But when a pair of mysterious strangers -- a boy and his guardian -- show up at the lighthouse, things start to go very wrong. Hannah's life is shattered. And the door is now wide open. In order to save herself and her family, Hannah must walk through this door. Into another world. A world where she doesn't belong. A world that wants to capture her and make sure she never makes it back home. In THE DOOR, author Andy Marino gives readers an extraordinary adventure in a place they have never, ever seen before.

Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door
Author: Jennifer McVeigh
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780399575174
Language: en
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Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.

Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door
Author: TJ Klune
Release: 2021-09-21
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250217332
Language: en
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A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLER An Indie Next Pick! A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea. Welcome to Charon's Crossing. The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through. When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead. And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead. But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days. Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

EVELINA

EVELINA
Author: David Gomadza
Release: 2022
Editor: David Gomadza
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Language: en
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A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

The Dramaturgy of the Door

The Dramaturgy of the Door
Author: Stuart Andrews,Matthew Wagner
Release: 2019-11-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781134852277
Language: en
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The Dramaturgy of the Door examines the door as a critical but under-explored feature of theatre and performance, asking how doors function on stage, in site-specific practice and in performances of place. This first book-length study on the topic argues that doors engage in and help to shape broad phenomena of performance across key areas of critical enquiry in the field. Doors open up questions of theatrical space(s) and artistic encounters with place(s), design and architecture, bodies and movement, interior versus exterior, im/materiality, the relationship between the real and the imaginary, and processes of transformation. As doors separate places and practices, they also invite us to see connections and contradictions between each one and to consider the ways in which doors frame the world beyond the stage and between places of performance. With a wide-ranging set of examples – from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to performance installations in the Mojave desert – The Dramaturgy of the Door is aimed at performance makers and artists as well as advanced students and scholars in the fields of performance studies, cultural theory, and visual arts.

The Wolf at the Door

The Wolf at the Door
Author: Michael J. Graetz,Ian Shapiro
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780674980884
Language: en
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The acclaimed authors of Death by a Thousand Cuts argue that Americans care less about inequality than about their own insecurity. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro propose realistic policies and strategies to make lives and communities more secure. This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voices on both sides line up against globalization: restrict trade to protect jobs. In The Wolf at the Door, two leading political analysts argue that these views are badly mistaken. Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro focus on what really worries people: not what the rich are making but rather their own insecurity and that of people close to them. Americans are concerned about losing what they have, whether jobs, status, or safe communities. They fear the wolf at the door. The solution is not protectionism or class warfare but a return to the hard work of building coalitions around realistic goals and pursuing them doggedly through the political system. This, Graetz and Shapiro explain, is how earlier reformers achieved meaningful changes, from the abolition of the slave trade to civil rights legislation. The authors make substantial recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care, and they guide us through the strategies needed to enact change. These are achievable reforms that would make Americans more secure. The Wolf at the Door is one of those rare books that not only diagnose our problems but also show us how we can address them.

The Boy at the Door

The Boy at the Door
Author: Alex Dahl
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780451491800
Language: en
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Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have? Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her. Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away... When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...