The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780698197008
Language: en
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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781728215174
Language: en
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A fast-paced teen revenge-thriller from the author of Dial A for Aunties, The Obsession will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Boy Meets Girl. Boy Stalks Girl. Girl Gets Revenge. Logan thinks he and Delilah are meant to be. Delilah doesn't know who Logan is. Logan believes no one knows Delilah like him. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can by watching her through a hidden camera. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called "romantic". Delilah is keeping secrets though, deadly ones. There's so much more to her than meets the eye. Logan is determined to make Delilah the heroine in his twisted fantasy and he'll do anything to get what he wants. Delilah is done with the men in her life controlling her. If Logan won't let her go...she'll make him. "Sutanto has crafted a page-turning work of suspense that questions the line between romantic 'research' and stalking in the age of the internet, analyzing the roles played by abuse, misogyny, racism, and violence in contemporary relationships."—Booklist "Set against a Northern California private school backdrop, the sensational plot is riddled with twists that come at a furious pace...A suspenseful page-turner."—Kirkus Reviews "This tense, quick-moving thriller is also a thought-provoking story about the different shapes of abuse. Fans of high-drama fiction with a dark edge, like Karen McManus's One of Us Is Lying or Gretchen McNeil's #murdertrending, will be hooked."—School Library Journal

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Nikki Sloane
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Nikki Sloane
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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The Hale family is obsessed with status, power, and control. No problem is too big their money can’t solve. Royce Hale manipulated me into giving him everything. My virginity. My hand in marriage. My heart. And as soon as he got what he wanted, he callously sold me off for a cool ten million. In the boardroom and the twisted game his family plays, he says the only rule is to win at all costs. Yesterday I learned a painful lesson not to trust the prince of Cape Hill. Today I’ll destroy his carefully laid plans and show him just how badly he’s already lost. All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.

Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit

Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Release: 2022-05-31
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250794307
Language: en
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After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother's death in Jesse Q Sutanto's magical, action-packed middle grade fantasy, Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit. Theo Tan doesn't want a spirit companion. He just wants to be a normal American kid, playing video games, going to conventions, and using cirth pendants to cast his spells like everyone else. But, when his older brother dies, Theo ends up inheriting Jamie's fox spirit, Kai. Kai isn't happy about this either. Theo is nothing like Jamie, and the two of them have never gotten along. But, when they realize the mysterious journal Jamie left Theo is filled with clues and secret codes, it's clear that something strange was going on with Jamie's internship at Reapling Corp. But the only way onto the campus is the highly competitive "Know Your Roots" summer camp program, a celebration of Chinese and Indian cultures designed to help connect students with their heritage. Theo and Kai will have to put aside their differences long enough to honor Jamie's last wishes, or the mystery he died for will remain unsolved forever...

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: David Shobin
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0553245376
Language: en
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The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Meyer Levin
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781625670649
Language: en
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The WWII reporter and “most significant American Jewish writer of his time” recounts his decades-long battle to stage Anne Frank’s diaries (Los Angeles Times). As a war correspondent in Europe during World War II, Meyer Levin was among the first to report on the horrors of Nazi occupation. Also a successful novelist, he desperately wanted to bear witness to what he saw in literary form. Then, in 1951, he read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. It was precisely the voice he had been searching for—and he became determined to bring Anne’s story to America as a Broadway play. The Obsession is Levin’s candid account of this ill-fated project and the mania to see it through that gripped him for twenty years. Though Levin began writing his adaptation with the support of Anne’s father, Otto, he was eventually replaced with non-Jewish writers. Refusing to let Anne’s story be sanitized, Levin fought for his version in and out of courtrooms in a protracted battle that nearly destroyed both his family and his career. In this extraordinary memoir, Levin explores the nature of Jewishness, the price of assimilation, the writer’s obligation to himself and to his subject, and the search for identity and purpose.

Insanely Simple

Insanely Simple
Author: Ken Segall
Release: 2012-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780670921201
Language: en
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'Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains' Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998 To Steve Jobs, Simplicity wasn't just a design principle. It was a religion and a weapon. The obsession with Simplicity is what separates Apple from other technology companies. It's what helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on Earth in 2011, and guides the way Apple is organized, how it designs products, and how it connects with customers. It's by crushing the forces of Complexity that the company remains on its stellar trajectory. As creative director, Ken Segall played a key role in Apple's resurrection, helping to create such critical campaigns as 'Think Different' and naming the iMac. Insanely Simple is his insider's view of Jobs' world. It reveals the ten elements of Simplicity that have driven Apple's success - which you can use to propel your own organisation. Reading Insanely Simple, you'll be a fly on the wall inside a conference room with Steve Jobs, and on the receiving end of his midnight phone calls. You'll understand how his obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster.

Obsession

Obsession
Author: C Hallman,J L Beck
Release: 2020-08-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9798680723838
Language: en
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My obsession with Dove wasn't normal, it toed the line on psychotic, but my love for her overshadowed that.I'd killed, destroyed, and hurt those that had done her wrong. I'd watched her for years wanting to claim her but refusing to. I was both her guardian angel and a demon lurking in the shadows. She was mine, even though she didn't know it yet. I had planned to let her live her life while I watched from afar. Until one night, everything changes, and I'm forced to kidnap her. She doesn't remember me. She begs me to let her go. But I can't. I won't. There are things she doesn't know. Secrets I cannot tell her, but one thing is clear. I'll die before I ever let her slip through my fingers.**This book contains dark themes that may be triggers to some readers. Please consider this before reading.**

The Maddest Obsession

The Maddest Obsession
Author: Danielle Lori
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 331
ISBN: 1093765003
Language: en
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She fears the dark.He rules it.Her dresses are too tight, her heels too tall. She laughs too loudly, eats without decorum, and mixes up most sayings in the book. Little do most know it's just a sparkly disguise, there to hide one panic attack at a time.Nobody can crack Gianna's facade . . . no one anyway, until he comes along.Most see a paragon of morality; a special agent upholding the law. In the New York underworld, others know him as a hustler, a killer, his nature as cold as the heart of ice in his chest. Christian Allister has always followed the life plan he'd envisioned in his youth, beneath the harsh lights of a frigid, damp cell. With a proclivity for order and the number three, he's never been tempted to veer off course. But perhaps one should never say never . . .One winter night and their lives intertwine. She hates him--his stone-cold demeanor, his arrogance and too-perceptive eye--but over the years, even as their games consist of insulting each other's looks and intelligence, she begins to live to play with him.Nowhere in Christian's plans had he ever prepared for Gianna. She's chaos embodied, not his type, and married, but none of that can stop his eyes from following her wherever she goes.All along, she doesn't even know that she's his--his frustration, his fascination.His maddest obsession.*Can be read as a standalone

Cruel Obsession

Cruel Obsession
Author: C Hallman,J L Beck
Release: 2020-02-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9798616135155
Language: en
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We were only kids when I made the vow to protect her. First from the monsters hiding under the bed and then the ones roaming the world freely. My obsession with Dove wasn't normal, it toed the line on psychotic but my love for her overshadowed that. I'd killed, destroyed, and hurt those that had done her wrong. I'd watched her for years wanting to claim her but refusing too. I was both her guardian angel and the demon lurking in the shadows. She was mine, even though she didn't know it yet. I had planned to let her live her life, while I watched from afar. Until one night, everything changed, and I was forced to kidnap her. She doesn't remember me. She begs me to let her go. But I can't. I won't. There are things she doesn't know. Secrets I cannot tell her but one thing is clear. I'll die before I ever let her slip through my fingers. **This book is not suitable for all readers due to violence, sexual content, and mature themes.**

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Carol Kravetz
Release: 2019-04-29
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780244178222
Language: en
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Kindness is given freely and willingly. But when given to the wrong person, it can turn around and bite you. Detective Krista Cameron finds out the hard way that it doesn’t always pay to be nice. Especially when the recipient of her good intentions decides to repay her by telling her she belongs to him. He starts his obsession by bullying his way into her life, and won’t take no for an answer. Wrecking her husband’s car, ruining her home and causing physical harm to her friend are only the beginning to the obsession that will consume him, an obsession that won’t end until he has done what he has to do to get Krista as his own. Even when the obsession turns Krista’s life into a dangerous nightmare, he won’t stop. Not until she’s his.

The Obsession of Lt David

The Obsession of Lt David
Author: William Harris
Release: 2017-11-03
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781543461787
Language: en
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Lieutenant David is a competent officer who decided to return to active duty after a stint in the Naval Reserves. His objective as a career naval officer is sidetracked when he unexpectedly meets Beth, who then becomes his obsession. Her husband also serves in the same ship as David. This story is how David struggles between his good and bad self as he deals with the events on the destroyer that involve both men. This conflict is resolved in a surprising conclusion.

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay
Author: Siobhan Lyons
Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Springer
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9783319933900
Language: en
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This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Catherine Cookson
Release: 2008
Editor: Random House
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9780552156684
Language: en
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For years Beatrice Steel has controlled Pine Hurst, her family's estate--as well as her family--with an iron fist. It is only her father's sudden death that forces Beatrice and her sisters to realize some alarming truths, the least of which is that they may lose Pine Hurst. As her sisters do whatever they can to break free from their past, Beatrice will stop at nothing to hold on to her most prized possession.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

The Book of Blood and Shadow
Author: Robin Wasserman
Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780375899614
Language: en
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It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

Tribute

Tribute
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781440638916
Language: en
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A young woman gets caught up in the secrets and shadows of a big-screen legend and a small-town scandal in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts. Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life restoring homes. So she comes to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to save the dilapidated farmhouse of her grandmother—a legendary actress who died of an overdose there more than thirty years ago. Plunging into the project with gusto, Cilla’s almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels herself against Ford’s quirky charm, though she can’t help indulging in a little fantasy. But it’s reality that holds its share of dangers for Cilla. A cache of unsigned letters found in the attic points to a mysterious romance in her grandmother’s life, and may be what sparks a frightening, violent assault. Now, if Cilla and Ford are unable to sort out who is targeting her and why, she may, just like her world-famous grandmother, be cut down in the prime of her life.

The White Road

The White Road
Author: Edmund De Waal
Release: 2016-05-05
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780099575986
Language: en
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** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** "Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first" A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain âe" translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the âe~white goldâe(tm) he has worked with for decades. ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

Faster

Faster
Author: Michael Hutchinson
Release: 2014-03-27
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781408843741
Language: en
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For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning. Winning just happens when you do everything right – it's the doing everything right that's hard. And that's what fascinates and obsesses Michael Hutchinson. With his usual deadpan delivery and an awareness that it's all mildly preposterous, Hutchinson looks at the things that make you faster – training, nutrition, the right psychology – and explains how they work, and how what we know about them changes all the time. He looks at the things that make you slower, and why, and how attempts to avoid them can result in serious athletes gradually painting themselves into the most peculiar life-style corners. Faster is a book about why cyclists do what they do, about what the riders, their coaches and the boffins get up to behind the scenes, and about why the whole idea of going faster is such an appealing, universal instinct for all of us.

The Liar

The Liar
Author: Nora Roberts
Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780698161351
Language: en
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In a “sexy, suspenseful read,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers “a slow-burning fuse of a plot that ultimately explodes in a nail-biting conclusion.”* Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions… The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed. Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning... *Booklist (starred review)

Health Food Junkies

Health Food Junkies
Author: Steven Bratman,David Knight
Release: 2004-07-27
Editor: Harmony
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780767905855
Language: en
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HEALTH FOOD JUNKIES is the first book to identify this new eating disorder, orthorexia nervosa, and to offer detailed, practical advice on how to cope with and overcome it.