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The Last Summer
Andrée A. Michaud, Donald Winkler - translator
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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During the early summer of 1967, inseparable teenage beauties Sissy Morgan and Zaza Mulligan wander among the vacation cottages in the community of Boundary, drinking and smoking and swearing, attracting the attention of boys and men. First one and then the other go missing, and both are eventually found dead in the forest. Have they been the victims of freak accidents? Or is someone hunting the young women of Boundary? And if there is a hunter, who might be next?
Here Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst, as well as the most creative and exciting, features of American society. Zirin explores how Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flash-time show exposed more than a breast, why the labor movement has everything to learn from sports unions, and why a new generation of athletes is no longer content to "play one game at a time" and is starting to get political.
After hearing voices among an eerie copse of trees in the woods, 17-year-old Curtis must confront his worst fear: that he has inherited his father's mental illness. A desperate search for answers leads him to discover Gravenhearst, a labyrinth mansion that burned down in 1894. When he locks eyes with a steely Victorian girl in a forgotten mirror, he's sure she's one of the fire's victims. If he can unravel the mystery, he can save his sanity...and possibly the girl who haunts his dreams.
Mark Lasswell - editor, Jon Meacham - introduction
Aaron Abano, Ewan Chung, Nimo Gandhi, and others
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, besieged by authoritarianism, nationalism, and other illiberal forces. Far-right parties are gaining traction in Europe, Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on Russia and undermines democracy abroad, and America struggles with poisonous threats from the right and left. But the defenders of democracy are strong, too.
As an editor at a major New York City magazine, Josie Kellum is always on the go...until an injury sidelines her in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Luckily, her new physical therapist is easy going and easy on the eyes. When their sessions start to heat up, in more ways than one, Josie is intrigued. But she has a city and career she loves waiting for her. So why does the thought of leaving him suddenly feel a lot like leaving home?
“I shall return”, General Douglas MacArthur promised the Filipino people following the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines in spring 1942. The people there believed MacArthur’s vow - and even Americans were stirred by his dramatic pledge. Now, two and half years later, MacArthur was ready to fulfill his promise - the liberation of the Philippines was about to begin.
When Vicky saw the corruption in Hugh's leadership of Home, she stood up to it and overthrew him. She now finds herself helping run the place, taking on responsibilities she'd rather not have. But if she keeps the community safe, she'll also keep Flynn safe. All Vicky wants is to make sure Flynn's okay. All she's done for the past 10 years is make sure Flynn's okay.
Not only has Vicky made it to Home - an underground self-sufficient complex - in one piece, but Flynn has turned up, too, following behind after her when she'd feared he'd died. Now that they're secure, Vicky can keep Flynn safer than she's been able to since the outbreak over a decade ago. At least that's the plan. However, in this new world, where the diseased roam free, there's always a threat hiding in the shadows.
Magdalena has an unsettling gift. She sees writing on the body of everyone she meets - names, dates, details both banal and profound - and her only relief from the onslaught of information is to take off her glasses and let the world recede. Mercifully, her own skin is blank. When she meets Neil, she is intrigued to see her name on his cheek. He's in Paris for the summer, studying a medieval pilgrimage to the rocky coast of Spain, where the body of Saint Jacques was said to have washed ashore, covered in scallop shells.
Lorhen, oldest and most ruthless of the immortal Timeless, put aside the sword long ago for a quiet life. But peace doesn't last forever, especially for a man whose age can be counted in epochs, and the mortal life he's built unravels as the Keepers, a society of historians who record Timeless lives, learn that he's been hiding in their midst.
Ember must stop the apocalypse from happening, but at what cost? The Angels of destruction have arrived, and only Ember stands in the way of their mission to carry out God's wrath and annihilate his enemies. When the barrier between celestial creatures and humans beings is broken and Angels descend to Earth, Ember soon learns there's a fine line between good and evil. As she faces a world full of monsters and magic, a terrifying darkness rises and threatens to destroy everything she's fighting for.
Vicky, Rhys, Larissa, and Flynn have avoided the horde of diseased that chased them from Summit City, but they're far from free. Although the diseased can't get to them while they remain on top of the shipping container, at some point they'll have to come down. With a sea of enraged monsters as far as they can see, coming down means certain death. Exhausted from their escape, they may be able to rest for now, but sooner rather than later they're going to have to take action to get themselves out of their current predicament .
Old Silk Road is a prescient, powerful novel of the Afghan war by someone who's been there. Norman "Doc" Rodgers suspects he won't make it out of this one alive. He's a young combat medic in Afghanistan, eager to avenge his father's death in the World Trade Center and make sense of a new world that feels like it's fallen to pieces. Haunted by hallucinatory encounters, his only solace is a barely concealed addiction to the precious opiates he's supposed to dole out sparingly to those beyond aid.
A funny and poignant memoir that delves into the magic, fails, and meaning of fatherhood. Humorist and family man Jason Good is an only child with an atypical story to tell. His isn't the usual rant about how hard it is to be a modern father or a tale about a damaging relationship with his father. Jason grew up with a charismatic, communicative, affectionate, and frustrated political science professor for a father - a man who taught him most everything about how to be a dad, how to live.
A back-alley murder carries André Derain from the streets of New Orleans to the sun-drenched hell of the Cayman Islands. It's quiet in the Garden District, and André Derain can't sleep. After a lifetime as a fashion photographer in New York and the French Quarter, he needs noise, excitement, action - and he's about to get more than he can handle. A call comes in from the New Orleans homicide department, tipping Derain off to a grisly shooting on Tchoupitoulas Street. He grabs his camera and charges out the door.
In this first biography of Woody Allen in over a decade, David Evanier discusses key movies, plays, and prose as well as Allen's personal life. Evanier tackles the themes that Allen has spent a lifetime sorting through in art: morality, sexuality, Judaism, the eternal struggle of head and heart. Woody will be the definitive word on a major American talent as he begins his ninth decade and his sixth decade of making movies.
On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker - part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member, and full-time administrator of a school for troubled boys - joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city schoolteacher Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected. As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts and home.
Highly skilled Search and Rescue (SAR) team leader Honor Mackenzie works almost as hard at guarding the dark secrets of her past as she does when training SAR dogs. As for widowed Sun reporter Matt Phillips, not even his former SAR work is as important as protecting his 10-year-old twin boys. When a jumbo jet crashes outside Baltimore one cold night, their respective jobs put them face to face at the grisly scene.
If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center.... Minutes before two jumbo jets changed US history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who'd been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore.