At the Edge

At the Edge
  • Author : Larry Verstraete
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2011-02
  • ISBN : 9780545273350

At the Edge Book Review:

Collects more than twenty true stories of people facing critical life or death decisions, including a man saving someone in the path of an oncoming train, a tragic mountainclimbing accident, and a family caught in a tsunami.

On the Edge

On the Edge
  • Author : Joanna Mazurkiewicz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2020-11-16
  • ISBN : 139335291X

On the Edge Book Review:

A cocky Scot, an innocent pole dancer and a penthouse apartment with a view. What could go wrong? To escape her difficult past Sasha jumps into an opportunity of managing the sale of the stylish, up market apartment. All of this sounds like a dream, but no one has ever mentioned the arrogant, mouthy Scottish god that lives next door. The problem is that Dexter isn't just good looking, he is also a fist-clenching, heart-pounding, fervent hot man, who makes her heart flutter uncontrollably. She hates his cock-sure attitude. With the talent, of melting women's panties off at a glance, he thinks he can have Sasha too. Well, he couldn't be more wrong. Sasha would rather eat dirt than sleep with him. He vows not to fall for her, but their scorching attraction proves impossible to ignore...

Woman on the Edge

Woman on the Edge
  • Author : Samantha M. Bailey
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-02-23
  • ISBN : 9781982160548

Woman on the Edge Book Review:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps… In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she’s just become a murder suspect. To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too. Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life.

On The Edge

On The Edge
  • Author : Richard Hammond
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2009-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780297858157

On The Edge Book Review:

Gripping account by Richard Hammond of life before and after his terrifying high-speed car crash. Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters. In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. ON THE EDGE is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his recovery, full of drama and incident. An adrenalin junkie long before his association with Top Gear, Richard tells the story of his life, from the small boy showing off with ridiculous stunts on his bicycle to the adolescent with a near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. After a series of jobs in local radio, he graduated to television and eventually to Top Gear. His insights into the personalities, the camaraderie and the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous, make compulsive reading. It was whilst filming for Top Gear that Richard was involved in a high speed crash, driving a jet-powered dragster. His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma. In an extraordinarily powerful piece of writing, she and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery as his shattered mind slowly reformed. The final chapter recounts his return home and his triumphant reappearance in front of the cameras.

Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge
  • Author : Han Nolan
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2014-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780544612389

Dancing on the Edge Book Review:

The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. Twelve-year-old Miracle McCloy never liked the story of her remarkable birth, but her grandmother Gigi has always loved telling it. An expert in occult magic, Gigi insists that when Miracle was saved from her dead mother’s womb, it was an omen of greatness to come. But how can Miracle become a prodigy like her father when sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist? When her father suddenly vanishes without a trace, Miracle’s life starts feeling less miraculous by the day. The only time she feels whole is when she’s dancing—an activity her grandmother strictly forbids. But shortly after her thirteenth birthday, a life-threatening incident puts her whole world in a harsh new light. And though she does not emerge unscathed, Miracle might finally see the truth about her past, her family, and herself. “Extraordinary . . . Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Elaborately drawn characters that will surprise readers at every turn . . . Compelling.” —Booklist (starred review)

Discipleship on the Edge

Discipleship on the Edge
  • Author : Darrell W. Johnson
  • Publisher : Regent College Publishing
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 157383212X

Discipleship on the Edge Book Review:

Revelation is probably the most read, but least understood book of the Bible. History is replete with examples of how not to interpret it, and books featuring end-of-world prophecy claims based on Revelation consistently top the bestseller lists. But how can the message of such an enigmatic book be applied to our lives today? In Discipleship on the Edge, Darrell W. Johnson drives home the challenging and practical message of Revelation in thirty carefully crafted sermons. Paying careful attention to the original context of Revelation and the circumstances surrounding its composition, Johnson shows that the book is not a "crystal ball" but rather a "discipleship manual." Thoroughly researched and yet accessible, this collection of sermons is a helpful resource for pastors and small group leaders who are looking for models to help them preach and teach the message of Revelation in a time when there is much confusion about the end times. Darrell W. Johnson serves as Scholar-in-Residence at The Way Church and Canadian Church Leaders Network in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of congregations in North America and the Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Teaching Fellow at Regent College. His other books include Experiencing the Trinity and Fifty-Seven Words That Change The World.

On the Edge

On the Edge
  • Author : Rafael Chirbes
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2016-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780811222853

On the Edge Book Review:

On the Edge is a monumental fresco of a brutal contemporary Spain in free fall On the Edge opens with the discovery of a rotting corpse in the marshes on the outskirts of Olba, Spain—a town wracked by despair after the burst of the economic bubble, and a microcosm of a world of defeat, debt, and corruption. Stuck in this town is Esteban—his small factory bankrupt, his investments stolen by a “friend,” and his unloved father, a mute invalid, entirely his personal burden. Much of the novel unfolds in Esteban’s raw and tormented monologues. But other voices resound from the wreckage—soloists stepping forth from the choir—and their words, sharp as knives, crowd their terse, hypnotic monologues of ruin, prostitution, and loss. Chirbes alternates this choir of voices with a majestic third-person narration, injecting a profound and moving lyricism and offering the hope that a new vitality can emerge from the putrid swamps. On the Edge, even as it excoriates, pulsates with robust life, and its rhythmic, torrential style marks the novel as an indelible masterpiece.

Redrawing the Boundaries of the Social Sciences

Redrawing the Boundaries of the Social Sciences
  • Author : Philippe Fontaine,Jefferson D. Pooley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 419
  • Relase : 2020-12-10
  • ISBN : 9781108487139

Redrawing the Boundaries of the Social Sciences Book Review:

Leading historians trace the changing fortunes of the social science of social problems since World War II.

To the Edge

To the Edge
  • Author : Cindy Gerard
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429904575

To the Edge Book Review:

The daughter of a wealthy businessman, Jillian Kincaid grew up with bodyguards shadowing her every move-and she hated it. Now a TV anchorwoman, she refuses to let another hired thug follow her around. Not even when she begins to receive terrifying death threats. Not even when the bodyguard is the darkly seductive Nolan Garrett... Trained in Special Ops, bodyguard Nolan Garrett has been hired by Jillian's father to keep her out of danger. But it's clear from the start that Jillian isn't going to make his job easy. Far from the spoiled princess he expected, Jillian is tough, independent, and totally sexy. And she's fighting him every step of the way. As Jillian's stalker raises the stakes, Nolan must keep her close if he wants to keep her alive. But being so close can only turn up the heat that's been simmering between them-a heat that could explode into passion at any moment...

The Edge

The Edge
  • Author : Jamie Collinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781786076915

The Edge Book Review:

WHEN LIFE ON THE BRINK IS ALL YOU KNOW… Substance-fuelled partying, endless women and a slew of smash records are music hotshot Adam Fairhead’s lifeblood. But when an avoidable accident occurs under his drug-addled watch, he is forced to re-evaluate the life he has created. Increasingly disillusioned with what once seemed so pulsatingly cool, Adam begins to question everything.

Postcards From the Edge

Postcards From the Edge
  • Author : Carrie Fisher
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2011-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781849833653

Postcards From the Edge Book Review:

** THE NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING CULT CLASSIC NOVEL ** ** In a new edition introduced by Stephen Fry ** ‘I don’t think you can even call this a drug. This is just a response to the conditions we live in.’ Suzanne Vale, formerly acclaimed actress, is in rehab, feeling like ‘something on the bottom of someone’s shoe, and not even someone interesting’. Immersed in the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious goings-on of the drug hospital and wondering how she’ll cope – and find work – back on the outside, she meets new patient Alex. Ambitious, good-looking in a Heathcliffish way and in the grip of a monumental addiction, he makes Suzanne realize that, however eccentric her life might seem, there’s always someone who’s even closer to the edge of reason. Carrie Fisher’s bestselling debut novel is an uproarious commentary on Hollywood – the home of success, sex and insecurity – and has become a beloved cult classic. ‘This novel, with its energy, bounce and generous delivery of a loud laugh on almost every page, stands as a declaration of war on two fronts: on normal and on unhappy’ STEPHEN FRY ‘A single woman’s answer to Nora Ephron’s Heartburn . . . the smart successor to Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays’ Los Angeles Times ‘A cult classic . . . A wonderfully funny, brash and biting novel’ Washington Post 'A wickedly shrewd black-humor riff on the horrors of rehab and the hollows of Hollywood life' People 'Searingly funny' Vogue

World on the Edge

World on the Edge
  • Author : Lester Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2012-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781136540752

World on the Edge Book Review:

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Woman on the Edge of Time

Woman on the Edge of Time
  • Author : Marge Piercy
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 1997-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780449000946

Woman on the Edge of Time Book Review:

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity—and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow. Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time “This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy’s great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make.”—Gloria Steinem “An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly “Connie Ramos’s world is cuttingly real.”—Newsweek “Absorbing and exciting.”—The New York Times Book Review

City on the Edge

City on the Edge
  • Author : David Swinson
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Pages : 219
  • Relase : 2021-05-25
  • ISBN : 9780316528559

City on the Edge Book Review:

An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family in this thrilling novel from "one of the best dialogue hounds in the business" (New York Times Book Review). 1972, Beirut, Lebanon. Young American Matthew lives with his father, a rising foreign service attache, and mother, in an exclusive community of ex-patriots. It is the summer Matthew becomes a teenager, falls in love, nearly dies, and watches his family, and the city, fall apart. It is in this world of Western schemers and local merchants, of hoodlums and politicians, that Matthew begins to solve the mystery of who his father really is, and what role he is really playing in the upheaval that is shaking the city loose of its old, civilized and way and ushering in a new and frightening radicalism. This is the story of a boy and a family, besieged. Intimate in scope and wrenching in its vision of lost innocence, City on the Edge is a mystery and spy story from the past, and a coming of age story for our time.

Ana on the Edge

Ana on the Edge
  • Author : A. J. Sass
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780316458634

Ana on the Edge Book Review:

Perfect for fans of George and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World: a heartfelt coming of age story about a nonbinary character navigating a binary world. Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid. So, when Ana learns that next season's program will be princess themed, doubt forms fast. Still, Ana tries to focus on training and putting together a stellar routine worthy of national success. Once Ana meets Hayden, a transgender boy new to the rink, thoughts about the princess program and gender identity begin to take center stage. And when Hayden mistakes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn't correct him and finds comfort in this boyish identity when he's around. As their friendship develops, Ana realizes that it's tricky juggling two different identities on one slippery sheet of ice. And with a major competition approaching, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.

Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge
  • Author : Gary Roe
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 44
  • Relase : 2019-07-30
  • ISBN : 1950382176

Living on the Edge Book Review:

"Living on the Edge is simple, smart, easy-to-read, and practical. No one is beyond repair. Anyone can heal. Everyone can make a difference. These are the messages we all need to hear." - Paul Casale, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist We're all living on the edge. Life is tough. Bad things happen. To us. To those we love and care about. We wonder what's coming next. We're scared, anxious, angry, and sad. We try, but never feel good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. We wear masks. We try to fit in. We live lies. We're on a downward spiral. Maybe you're on a downward spiral. You've felt this. Perhaps you're feeling it now. There's a fierce battle going on in your mind. Your heart is at stake. This is a battle you must win. It's time to expose the lies and embrace the truth. It's time to become who you really are. For more than 30 years, multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief counselor Gary Roe has been helping teens and adults heal from past wounds, discover who they are, and live with passion and purpose. With more than a dozen books and 600 articles in print, he has become a trusted, inspirational voice to thousands of wounded hearts. "Life is about overcoming," Gary frequently says. Let him help you face your battles, beginning with this book. In Living on the Edge, you'll learn... Why you struggle with feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness at times. How your struggles come from lies you've been fed and embraced along the way. How to identify the specific lies tripping you up and keeping you stuck. How to begin to replace these lies with the truth. How to deal with self-harming or suicidal thoughts that can derail your life. Where to go from here to become the Difference Maker you were meant to be. It's time to move from walking on the edge of a cliff to living on the edge of your seat. There is much to look forward to. More than you realize. The battle is raging. You can win it. Begin today...

The Grange Complex Collection Books 1-3

The Grange Complex Collection Books 1-3
  • Author : Joanna Mazurkiewicz
  • Publisher : Joanna Mazurkiewicz
  • Pages : 1200
  • Relase : 2021-04-11
  • ISBN :

The Grange Complex Collection Books 1-3 Book Review:

Welcome to the Grange Complex where your deepest desires always come true! Three Unlimited Alphas—Three gorgeous Scottish men that will leave you breathless—each one sexier than the other. A womaniser Dexter has his eye on a new tenant Sasha and with the talent, of melting women’s panties off at a glance, he thinks he can have her too. Well, he couldn’t be more wrong. Sasha would rather eat dirt than sleep with him. Edinburgh socialite Ellie attends a mixer party, hoping that a one-night stand with a stranger might help her forget the past. And then a chance encounter with her new neighbours reveals that the man that she spent the night with lives two doors away from her… with another woman. When a hardworking pole dancer Gina Martinez is introduced to Harry Erskine sparks starts flying. The man is pure sex-on-a-stick; a professional boxer, a hot blooded Scott and ex-military. Harry also carries a few secrets of his own

The Edge of Everything

The Edge of Everything
  • Author : Jeff Giles
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2017-01-31
  • ISBN : 9781619637528

The Edge of Everything Book Review:

"A sharp fantasy thriller." --People "Swoonworthy." --Time "Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic." --Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author When their worlds collide, X and Zoe are pushed to the edge of everything in this much-buzzed-about tour de force YA fantasy from Entertainment Weekly veteran Jeff Giles. For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose? It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X. X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both. Gripping and full of heart, this epic start to a new series will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

On the Edge

On the Edge
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2009-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781101140376

On the Edge Book Review:

Step into a whole new world in the first Novel of the Edge from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series. The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny... Rose Drayton thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out the way she’d planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have Rose (and her power). But when a flood of creatures hungry for magic invade the Edge, Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them—or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge
  • Author : James C. Dobson
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2010-12-22
  • ISBN : 9781414355689

Life on the Edge Book Review:

As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.