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|Author||: Lesley Kara|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
Hearing a rumor that a dangerous ex-con has moved into town under an assumed name, a single mother becomes obsessed with the case, but her curiosity exposes her son and his father to a heartless psychopath who has killed--and may kill again.
|Author||: Lesley Kara|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
“Keeps you guessing until the final page.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “A rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.”—Fiona Barton, author of The Widow “Everyone will be talking about The Rumor.”—Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door When a single mother hears a shocking rumor outside her son’s school, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another . . . and now there’s no going back. Rumor has it that a notorious killer, who committed a brutal crime as a child, has been living a new life under an assumed identity in Joanna’s seaside town. So who is the criminal hidden in their midst? Suspicion falls on everyone. As Joanna becomes obsessed with the case, her curiosity will expose her son and his father to the supposedly reformed murderer—who may be ready to kill again. She will learn how dangerous one rumor can become . . . and just how far she must go to protect those she loves. She is going to regret the day she ever said a word. Praise for The Rumor “A brilliant premise with a killer twist. The Rumor depicts the prejudices and secrets that simmer in a small seaside town to devastating effect.”—Colette McBeth, author of An Act of Silence “This mystery has an unusual and resonant theme—how a single rumor can morph into a completely unmanageable, deadly force. . . . [There’s] psychological acuity throughout and [an] astonishing ending.”—Booklist
|Author||: Lesley Kara|
|Editor||: Random House|
THE BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2019 'An intriguing premise, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist you won't see coming!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door. When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there's no going back . . . Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago - no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she's unleashed? __________ Readers can't stop talking about The Rumour: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'So good. . . The twist is amazing and really caught me out.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Downloaded it last night before bed and have stayed up all night reading it! Could not put it down. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I couldn't devour this book quickly enough . . . The surprises didn't stop til the very last page.' IF YOU'VE ALREADY DEVOURED THE RUMOUR THEN LOOK OUT FOR THE APARTMENT UPSTAIRS, THE CAPTIVATING NEW THRILLER FROM LESLEY KARA. **OUT NOW!**
|Author||: Jane L. Rosen|
The author of Nine Women, One Dress delivers a charming, unforgettable novel about four women, one little lie, and the big repercussions that unite them all. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest and a crippling case of agoraphobia, the once-fun hobby has become her lifeline. So when a rival parenting forum threatens the site’s existence, she doesn’t think twice before fabricating a salacious rumor to spark things up a bit. It doesn’t take long before that spark becomes a flame. Across town, new mom and site devotee Olivia York is thrown into a tailspin by what she reads on the Bulletin Board. Allison Le is making cyber friends with a woman who isn’t quite who she says she is. And Amanda Cole, Eliza’s childhood friend, may just hold the key to unearthing why Eliza can’t step out of her front door. In all this chaos, one thing is for sure…Hudson Valley will never be the same. Funny, romantic, raw, and hopeful, this is a story about being a woman and of the healing power of sisterhood.
|Author||: Marlene Perez|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary—on Halloween, of course—many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and her sisters set out to find out who is behind the threats. But launching an investigation isn’t easy for Daisy with her overprotective father watching her every move. Though she’s is happy to have him back after the years he spent being held captive by an anti-paranormal group called the Scourge, Dad is having difficult time adjusting to home life—and the fact that his little girl is now a senior in high school. He even disapproves of Daisy’s boyfriend, Ryan. Can their relationship take the strain?And Daisy’s got even more on her plate: A talented amateur chef, she has won cooking lessons with celebrity chef Circe Silvertongue. After nosing around (with a little help from Circe’s pet pig), Daisy begins to suspect the temperamental chef’s secrets aren’t only in her ingredients. . . .The fourth installment in this favorite series is full of surprises and scares!
|Author||: Dhonielle Clayton,Sona Charaipotra|
"A juicy, elegant, absolutely flawless thriller with a twist. It's the diverse Gossip Girl we've been waiting for!" --Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times best-selling author of Grown and White Smoke "Explosive." --Entertainment Weekly All it takes is one spark to start a blaze. At Foxham Prep, a posh private school for the children of DC's elite, a single rumor has the power to ruin a life. Nobody knows that better than Bryn. She used to have it all--the perfect boyfriend, a bright future in politics, and even popularity thanks to her best friend, cheer captain Cora. Then one mistake sparked a scandal that burned it all to the ground. Now it's the start of a new school year and the spotlight has shifted: It's geeky Georgie, newly hot after a summer makeover, whose name is on everyone's lips. When a rumor ignites, Georgie rockets up the school's social hierarchy, pitting her and Cora against each other. It grants her Foxham stardom . . . but it also makes her a target. As the rumors grow and morph, blazing like wildfire through the school's social media, all three girls' lives begin to unravel. But one person close to the drama has the power to stop the gossip in its tracks. The question is--do they even want to? From Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra, authors of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (now a Netflix series), comes another edge-of-your-seat social thriller perfect for fans of We Were Liars and Cruel Summer.
|Author||: Peter L. Berger|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
A sociologist’s look at the continuing importance of religion and the supernatural in the modern world, “cleverly expounded [and] enhanced by wit” (Kirkus Reviews). Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity. Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.
|Author||: Vatsal Gourisaria|
|Editor||: BlueRose Publishers|
Both of us were always in a fight. He won over my friends, I won in life. He always wanted to marry this girl, I ended up calling her my wife. People often say things without knowing the consequences and the ways in which it might affect individuals. More often than not, the words of folks cut deeper than a knife and hurt. Sam, a young writer, is retrospective on his wedding day due to the way events have turned out to discover the truth and to realize how things he said 20 years back may lead to his downfall in near future. What will be done by Sam to recover from this trauma with none of his family members and friends by his side?
|Author||: Lisa Mullarkey|
TJ's excited when his dad leaves Auntie Stella is charge while he's out of town. He thinks it's going to be a great week filled with junk food, movies, and staying up late. But it turns out to be anything but fun when TJ hears a nasty rumor about . . . himself! When he tries to get to the bottom of it, he accidentally starts another rumor! Will Dad come home in time to help straighten up both messes or will TJ Trapper be forced to zap the rumors all by himself? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
|Author||: Monique Felix|
|Editor||: Creative Editions|
Word travels quickly through a peaceful village when a hungry beast is spotted in the hills. Some say he has ears that can hear a potential meal from a mile away! Others declare that his stink is enough to kill you with just one whiff! Still others report that his snout is stronger than a vacuum cleaner! The threat compels friends to warn one another and in humorous fashion turn hearsay into an increasingly inaccurate rumor. Uncertainty abounds, but by the time the villagers are safely gathered together out of harm's reach, one thing is for sure readers young and old will be charmed by The Rumor!
|Author||: Janice McCurry|
|Editor||: Dog Ear Publishing|
RENA RINGLEADER THE RUMOR QUEEN is a story for children about rumors and how this type of bullying can be devastating to the victim, and to the "bully." Rumors are a constant problem for students, schools, and families, and this book cleverly shows how a child's feelings can instantly change after a vicious rumor is started. Discussion questions and activities are an extra bonus at the end of the story. Rena, a young Hispanic girl, enjoys spreading rumors everyday at school while she believes that she is making herself look "cool." She loves to spread lies and humiliate her classmates! One day after recess, Rena cannot believe her own ears when she learns that someone is spreading rumors about "her" family. She soon discovers how painful rumors can be, and how her friends have become her enemies. As Rena works through the process of changing her attitude and changing her habits, children will better understand the ugliness of spreading rumors and the consequences. Bonus activities are included so that all children will completely understand this message and practice treating each other with respect. JANICE MCCURRY, a retired high school counselor, lives with her husband in Seguin, Texas. She is co-owner of Bustin'Bullies, an anti-bullying business that travels all over the state. Her passions are writing, painting, gardening and enjoying her nine grandchildren! Her experiences as a counselor have inspired her to write this book that could make a difference in children's lives. While Janice was a school counselor, she enjoyed all aspects of counseling. But the one thing that touched her heart was the hurt and rejection that many students felt because of bullying. No matter the age of the child, bullying destroys self esteem, dreams, and freedom to be happy at school and learn to the best of one's capabilities. Her dream and heartfelt passion is to be able to make a difference for every child and adult that reads her books and uses the activities to personally insure the message is not only understood, but taken to heart. Mary Garibay lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband, two grown children, three dogs and two cats. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is currently a Bilingual Elementary school teacher, and an adjunct professor of art. Her lifelong dream of illustrating children's books has begun with the "Rena Series." Mary's creative energy comes from working with children, gardening and using nature and animals as her inspiration.
|Author||: Colette McBeth|
*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2018*** 'Sensational' Clare Mackintosh, No 1 bestselling author of I Let You Go. 'The definition of a page-turner' Sun 'Truly scary' Marian Keyes MOTHER. WIFE. POLITICIAN. LIAR. THEN: How far did she go to conceal the truth? Politician Linda Moscow sacrificed everything to protect her son: her beliefs, her career, her marriage. All she wanted was to keep him safe. NOW: What will she risk to expose the lies? When the voices she silenced come back to haunt her, Linda is faced with another impossible choice. Only this time, it's her life on the line . . . An Act of Silence is about the abuse of power, the devastating effects of keeping the truth buried, and the lengths a mother will go to save her child. 'Fiendishly impressive structure; taut, evocative prose; gripping plot' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal 'Brilliant, taut psychological thriller. Sensitive, muscular and it could be true. Unputdownable' Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover 'Colette McBeth is beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, and with this twisty, clever novel, she's guaranteed to win more fans' Red
|Author||: Henry Hudson|
Jesus's miracles of healing were powerful attractions that caused great multitudes to assemble at the rumor of his coming. Consequently, in every town and village where Jesus was expected, people gathered all of the sick and infirm in one place where Jesus would heal them. Although Jesus was always willing to minister to the needs of the sick as a first priority, miracles of healing have not been given the same degree of importance in the modern-day church. Jesus said that all that believed on him should do the works (miracles of healing) that he did. But most churches in America do not have a specific ministry of healing. I believe that the basic obstacles to healing in the church are related to theological and doctrinal errors, which create doubts about Jesus's divinity, thus generating lack of faith in miracles and unbelief. This book is a critical analysis of Jesus's healing ministry and the essential place it holds in his gospel. Contained in the narrative is an account of the author's experience as a Christian healer in the secular world and in his church, and a guide to developing a healing ministry in your church.
|Author||: Veronique Campion-Vincent|
The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence.Rumor has been recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. Yet, despite its significance in exacerbating social discord and mistrust, little systematic scholarly attention has been paid to the political origins and consequences of rumor. Rumor is defined as a proposition for belief that is not backed by secure standards of evidence. Rumor can be traditional or not, and can be expressed as a simple claim of fact. In both instances groups of claim-makers, operating out of their own interests and with a set of resources, attempt to depict reality, and if possible, impact the future.The need for this book is underscored by changing patterns of technology. What in the past was grounded in face- to-face interaction is now often found on the Internet, which is a major source of rumor. An appreciation of how new electronic forms of communication affect communal belief is essential for explicating rumor dynamics. The volume is comprehensive. Essays cover race and ethnicity, migration and globalization, corporate malfeasance, and state and government corruption. While editors and contributors well appreciate the dynamic nature of rumors and legends, the high quality of the effort make it evident that the issues that are raised and reoccur will serve to channel and inspire research in this major field of communications research for years to come.
|Author||: Philip Caputo|
|Editor||: Random House|
The first memoir of the Vietnam War and an all-time classic of war literature |40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION| In March 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole but emotionally destroyed, his youthful idealism shattered. A decade later, having reported first-hand the very final hours of the war, Caputo sat down to write ‘simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them’. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest war memoirs of all time. ____________________ ‘A singular and marvellous work – a soldier’s-eye account that tells us, as no other book that I can think of has done, what it was actually like to be fighting in this hellish jungle’ The New York Times ‘Unparalleled in its honesty, unapologetic in its candour and singular in its insights into the minds and hearts of men in combat, this book is as powerful to read today as the day it was published in 1977. Caputo has more than earned his place beside Sassoon, Owen, Vonnegut, and Heller’ Kevin Powers ‘To call this the best book about Vietnam is to trivialize it. A Rumour of War is a dangerous and even subversive book, the first to insist that readers asks themselves the questions: How would I have acted? To what lengths would I have gone to survive? A terrifying book, it will make the strongest among us weep’ Los Angeles Times Book Review ‘Caputo’s troubled, searching meditations on the love and the hate of war, on fear and the ambivalent discord warfare can create in the hearts of decent men are amongst the most eloquent I have read in modern literature’ New York Review of Books ‘Superb. At times it is hard to remember that this is not a novel’ New Statesman
|Author||: Greg Dalziel|
New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now very rapidly disseminated across the globe, often ahead of official announcements and formal news reporting. Often in such situations rumours take hold, and continue to characterise events even after a more complete, more accurate picture eventually emerges. This book explores how such rumours are created, disseminated and absorbed in the age of the internet and mobile communications. It includes a wide range of examples and, besides considering the overall processes involved, engages with scholarly debates in the field of media and communication studies.
|Author||: Cheris Hodges|
Chante Britt is nobody’s fool—and she’s definitely not standing by her cheating ex-fiancé and current mayoral candidate, Robert Montgomery. Too bad he chose to tell the media otherwise. To escape an onslaught of prying reporters, Chante flees to her grandmother’s South Carolina beach house. But when she meets Zach Harrington, she may be out of the frying pan and into the fire. The man is arrogant, way too forward—and way too sexy... Newly divorced and dealing with a scandal of his own, Zach should stay clear of all women. Yet something about Chante draws him in—maybe it’s the drink she throws in his face after his too-hot-to-handle surprise kiss. Still, Zach firmly believes they can help each other take the edge off. And once he gets her to agree, what could have been a fling promises to be much more—until their personal and public dramas catch up with them. Will past wrongs keep them from finally having the love that’s right?
|Author||: Julia Cook|
|Editor||: Boys Town Press|
Told through the eyes of the rumor marble, the story describes how a simple misunderstanding starts a chain reaction that can't be undone! Children will laugh as they learn that it's much easier to prevent a train - or rolling rumor marble - from starting to roll forward than trying to stop one!
|Author||: Michael Maiello|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
The traditional rules of Wall Street--what's right, what's wrong, and how investors can distinguish between the two Buy on Monday, sell on Friday". . . "Don't catch falling knives". . . "The trend is your friend". . . These maxims are part of the gospel of Wall Street, repeated so often that, to many, they are beyond question. Unfortunately, they can be wrong--and traders who blindly follow them can get burned. Buy the Rumor, Sell the Fact examines 85 of these "insights" to reveal the meaning behind each, discover its factual support or lack thereof, and advise investors on which to follow and which to just plain ignore. Devoting two to four pages to each maxim, this valuable book examines: Maxims that seem to contradict each other--and why both versions may often be correct Perilous adages that may work--but then again, may not The thought, culture, and impact of today's Wall Street