Description : The year 1888. Copper Brown returns to her rural home after her husband's death to work as a midwife in eastern Kentucky.
Description : The End is Near… so says Destiny Daychannel, internet psychic camped out on Truer Island with her horde of fire-twirlers, jugglers and mimes. Harlow Torrent, part-time Journalist and full-time Slip Witch definitely knows there is something deeply wrong with the world… and it isn’t the mimes infesting Harlot Bay. She keeps waking in strange places with new bruises and has no idea how she got there. When a magically twisted skeleton is discovered on Truer Island and a dark witch attacks, the Torrent Witches must prepare for the battle of their lives. Of course there is still Molly’s wedding to arrange, a handsome new police officer in town, Aunt Cass’ ghost hunting business, a terrible curse and exploding whiskey barrels to contend with. This is the epic finale of the Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries series.
Description : Of all the extraordinary stories to emerge from the catastrophic Queensland floods of January 2011, the most starkly tragic and dramatic were those that came out of Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. "The Torrent" is a unique and powerful account of the devastating power of nature - and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
Description : Six years on from Queensland's tragic 'inland tsunami', this new edition of The Torrent reconnects with the survivors at the heart of the catastrophe. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of southeast Queensland, a 'wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent tells the extraordinary stories of survival and loss that emerged from that terrible day.
Description : What happens to a community when the majority of young people leave their homes to pursue an education? From a Trickle to a Torrent documents the demographic and social consequences of educational migration from Nubri, a Tibetan enclave in the highlands of Nepal. The authors explore parents’ motivations for sending their children to distant schools and monasteries, social connections that shape migration pathways, young people’s estrangement from village life, and dilemmas that arise when educated individuals are unable or unwilling to return and reside in their native villages. Drawing on numerous decades of research, this study documents a transitional period when the future of a Himalayan society teeters on the brink of irreversible change.
Description : When Donal, the eighteen-year-old crown prince of Topal, finds on the river bank an object with a cryptic message, he knows that somehow it has come from across the wide, raging river that separates his kingdom from the land on the other side. He devises an ingenious梐nd dangerous梬ay to cross the torrent and discovers a culture opposite to his own. The women hunt, farm, herd and rule while the men must care for children, keep house and prepare meals. He also meets Lacia, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, who detests his immodest outfit of doublet and hose, the type of costume she wears, and insists that he wear a gown while in Lona. Donal persuades her to visit Topal but she is so disturbed by what she perceives as injustice that she soon returns to her own country. However, the brief contact between the two countries leads to social revolution on both sides of the torrent as the members of each oppressed sex resolve to better themselves.
Description : As the Federation recovers from the devastating events of Star Trek: Destiny, Captain William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are ordered to resume their deep-space assignment, reaffirming Starfleet's core principles of peaceful exploration. But even far from home on a mission of hope, the scars of the recent cataclysm remain with them as they slowly rebuild their lives. The planet Droplet is a world made mostly of water without a speck of solid ground. Life should not exist here, yet it thrives. Aili Lavena, Titan's aquatic navigator, spearheads the exploration of this mysterious world, facing the dangers of the vast, wild ocean. When one native species proves to be sentient, Lavena finds herself immersed in a delicate contact situation, and Riker is called away from Deanna Troi at a critical moment in their marriage. But when good intentions bring calamity, Lavena and Riker are cut off from the crew and feared lost. Troi must face a life-changing event without her husband, while the crew must brave the crushing pressures of the deep to undo the global chaos they have triggered. Stranded with her injured captain, Lavena must win the trust of the beings who control their fate -- but the price for Riker's survival may be the loss of everything he holds dear.
Description : In the year 2060—after decades of war, famine and financial collapse—individual nations ceased to exist, borders were blurred, different currencies were abandoned, and the new world order was complete. The dominion of the Global Alliance, ruled by the heads of the Five Families, had begun. Now, over a century later, the power of the Global Alliance is absolute. Every aspect of daily life brings the Families more power and more profit. Though there are internal struggles within the Families, the world is enjoying history’s longest stretch of peace. Even crime is nearly non-existent—due to the SID chip implanted in every citizen at birth. Banking and shopping are now controlled through the simple swipe of a hand, and the world’s citizens are pacified in a haze of security and consumerism. But when the man overseeing the launch of the SID upgrade discovers a fatal design flaw, the government quickly silences him. His children, eighteen-year-old Danica Seton and her thirteen-year-old brother Marcus, are forced to run as agents of the Global Alliance hunt them. Their frantic flight will lead them into the company of a pale-skinned man with a dark history. Dr. Sonje Nysgaard, a colleague of the children’s father and likewise aware of the flaw, narrowly escapes the attempt on her life. Hiding from Alliance soldiers, she finds herself under the protection of a terrorist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the Alliance and the Families. These distractions are ill timed for Kerwen Garrott, the head, or Caput, of his Family. With the unveiling of the Peacekeeper drones, the world’s first fully automated soldier, the Garrott name has risen high—thus attracting the distrust and contempt of the other Families. And as Caput Garrott struggles to navigate the treacherous politics of the Alliance, the terrorists have marked him as their next target. The first threads tugged are small, but possess the potential to unravel the whole tapestry—a tapestry carefully woven two millennia ago in deep shadow and bloody conspiracy. Few remember its origin, and none can predict the role one man will play in what is to come. A man who would become both savior and enslaver. A man from the woods. A man named Torrance. So begins the story of the Scars of Tomorrow.
Description : Gesa Stedman mines the vein of emotion in Victorian writing to unearth new insights into the ways literature responded to the dramatic social and political changes then taking place. Contemporary research from various disciplines, including sociology, ethnology and history, inform this study, which juxtaposes canonical material such as Dickens' Hard Times, Charlotte Bronte's Shirley and Germaine de Stael's Corinne with popular novels and non-fictional texts, such as The Education of the Heart by Sarah Ellis and Darwin's On the Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. The analysis deals with emotions applying to both genders, but includes a special section examining the representation of emotion in relation to women. The book aims to provide new insight into the literature of the period, and brings to light new material for scholars interested in the philosophy and psychology of emotions.