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The Third Hotel

The Third Hotel
A Novel

by Laura van den Berg

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0374714975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"[A] future cult classic." —The New York Times Book Review "There’s Borges and Bolaño, Kafka and Cortázar, Modiano and Murakami, and now Laura van den Berg." —The Washington Post Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award. Named a Best Book of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Electric Literature and Lit Hub. An August 2018 IndieNext Selection. Named a Summer 2018 Read by The Washington Post, Vulture, Nylon, Elle, BBC, InStyle, Refinery29, Bustle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, Lit Hub, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death—and the truth about their marriage—in Laura van den Berg’s surreal, mystifying story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery. Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way. The Third Hotel is a propulsive, brilliantly shape-shifting novel from an inventive author at the height of her narrative powers.

Find Me

Find Me
A Novel

by Laura van den Berg

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2015-02-17
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374710600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel—a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients—including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel. As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

The Isle of Youth

The Isle of Youth
Stories

by Laura van den Berg

  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374710619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case in South Florida, to a teenager who assists her magician mother and steals from the audience, the characters in these bewitching stories are at once vulnerable and dangerous, bighearted and ruthless, and they will do what it takes to survive. Each tale is spun with elegant urgency, and the reader grows attached to the marginalized young women in these stories—women grappling with the choices they've made and searching for the clues to unlock their inner worlds. This is the work of a fearless writer whose stories feel both magical and mystical, earning her the title of "sorceress" from her readers. Be prepared to fall under her spell. An NPR Best Book of 2013

Community Mental Health and Behavioral-Ecology

Community Mental Health and Behavioral-Ecology
A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice

by A.M. Jeger,R.S. Slotnick

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 1461333563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is addressed to professionals and students in community mental health-including researchers, clinicians, administrators, educa tors, and students in relevant specialities within the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, public health, and nursing. The intent of this book is to serve as a practical resource for professionals and also as a di dactic text for students. In addition,·the volume seeks to make a theoret ical contribution to the field by presenting, for the first time in book form, a behavioral-ecological perspective in community mental health. We present behavioral-ecology as an emerging perspective that is concerned with the interdependence of people, behavior, and their sociophysical environments. Behavioral-ecology attributes mental health problems to transactions between persons and their settings, rather than to causes rooted exclusively within individuals or environments. In this vol ume we advance the notion of behavioral-ecology as an integration of two broad perspectives--behauioral approaches as derived from the indi vidual psychology of learning, and ecological approaches as encompassing the study of communities, environments, and social systems. Through the programs brought together in this book we are arguing for a merging of these two areas for purposes of advancing theory, research, and prac tice in community mental health.

Haunted Hotels of the California Gold Country

Haunted Hotels of the California Gold Country
A Book

by Nancy K Williams

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1625849710
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this historic region of northern California, there are hotels where some guests never checked out—even after death . . . Step across the threshold of a haunted hotel in California’s renowned Gold Country and encounter phantom figures of yesteryear. Wispy apparitions of gentleman guests in Victorian coats and ladies in fashionable flapper gowns glide through the walls, while unexplained sobs and choking gasps disturb the night. There’s Stan, the Cary House’s eternal desk clerk, and bachelor ghost Lyle, who tidies the Groveland Hotel. Flo tosses pots and pans in the National’s kitchen, while the once-scorned spirit of Isabella ties the Sierra Nevada House’s curtains in knots. From suicidal gamblers to murdered miners, the Mother Lode’s one-time boomtowns are crowded with characters of centuries past. Book your stay with author Nancy Williams as she explores the history and haunts of the Gold Country’s iconic hotels. Includes photos!

Facilitating Collective and Social Learning

Facilitating Collective and Social Learning
A Book

by Clair Doloriert,William Boulton,Sally Anne Sambrook

  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release : 2017-07-03
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1843984547
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Facilitating Collective and Social Learning is the essential text for any students studying Learning & Development (L&D) as part of undergraduate or postgraduate courses, and is the supporting text for the CIPD level 5 Unit 5CSL. It will develop your understanding of collective and social learning within the workplace by identifying and exploring what we mean by the terms 'collective' and 'social', explaining the use of collective over group, collaborative and co-operative learning, and consider the implications of this for L&D and HRD practitioners and their practice. The authors describe the emergent manifestations of collective and social learning within the workplace, and introduce and assess different theoretical models. You will explore the key current social media and e-learning tools, technologies and their applications for L&D, and how social media and e-learning tools can be employed to meet organisational learning objectives. Ideal for professionals looking to further their understanding of the field, you will learn how collective and social learning can support your organisation in achieving its L&D goals and wider business objectives. Easy to navigate and clearly written, Facilitating Collective and Social Learning will provide you with the solid grounding in the theory so that you can apply and benefit from it in practice.

Hotels and Hospitality

Hotels and Hospitality
A Chicago Tradition

by Joan Greene

  • Publisher : Pomegranate
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN : 9780764933219
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ever since Chicago's 1873 World's Columbian Exposition, the city has been welcoming visitors with unparalleled gusto. Chicago offers delicious cuisine, great sports teams, inviting museums, elegant shopping, diverse neighborhoods--and some of the most opulent hotels in the country. A Chicago Tradition: Hotels and Hospitality is a tour of The Palmer House, The Drake, The Stevens, and one of the town's newest hotels, The Peninsula, and its restaurants. The Palmer House was built in 1871, only to burn down thirteen days later in the Great Fire. Two years later it was rebuilt as America's first fully fireproofed hotel, and the first hotel in Chicago to have electric lights. Every room had a phone, and elevators were considered a "perpendicular railroad." The Palmer House makes one of the best chocolate fudge brownies going. The Drake burst on the scene on December 31, 1920, as a magnificent resort hotel, right on Lake Michigan, and for years attracted top celebrities to its Gold Coast Room. The famous Cape Cod restaurant is known for its Bookbinder Soup. The Stevens, now the Hilton Chicago, opened in May 1927, with 3,000 rooms with baths, an in-house hospital, a five-lane bowling alley, a private library, and a host of other amenities unusual for the time. Renovated in 1984, it is a delightful fusion of historic luxury and contemporary amenities, including its Baked Alaska. The Peninsula opened in 2001 and is already rated the number one hotel in America by Zagat's. This glamorous, lavish sanctuary offers a $485,000 weekend for couples, along with delicious tomato soup. Joan Greene presents many more historical details and asides, providing a wonderful accompaniment to the images-and recipes-of four gracious, inviting, and grand hotels in America's heartland. The Chicago Cultural Center Foundation. 64 pages with smyth-sewn casebound binding and jacket. Size: 5 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. Includes 41 black-and-white and color historic and contemporary images; and 4 recipes.

Lost Suwannee County

Lost Suwannee County
A Book

by Eric Musgrove

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2017-07-17
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1439661626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Suwannee County is filled with forgotten echoes of its lost past, from demolished pioneer homes to defunct railroads to lost forts from the Seminole Wars. In the 1830s, ecotourism arrived. Local sulfur springs, with their grand hotels and health resorts, drew travelers from around the world for a dip in the same healing waters of the Suwannee River traversed by steamboats. Thundering iron horses brought citizens and industry into the county, making Live Oak one of the largest cities in Florida in the early twentieth century. Landmarks and communities like the opulent Suwannee Springs resort and the once-flourishing riverbank town of Columbus disappeared in the face of progress. Lifelong resident and historian Eric Musgrove launches an entertaining and informative journey through Suwannee County’s lost history.

Hearings

Hearings
A Book

by United States. Congress. Senate

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investigation of Improper Activities in the Labor Or Management Field

Investigation of Improper Activities in the Labor Or Management Field
Hearings Before the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor Or Management Field, Eighty-fifth Congress, First Session [-] Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session

by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hearings

Hearings
A Book

by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Search of Infinity

In Search of Infinity
A Book

by N.Ya. Vilenkin

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-06-29
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1461208378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concept of infinity is one of the most important, and at the same time, one of the most mysterious concepts of science. Already in antiquity many philosophers and mathematicians pondered over its contradictory nature. In mathematics, the contradictions connected with infinity intensified after the creation, at the end of the 19th century, of the theory of infinite sets and the subsequent discovery, soon after, of paradoxes in this theory. At the time, many scientists ignored the paradoxes and used set theory extensively in their work, while others subjected set-theoretic methods in mathematics to harsh criticism. The debate intensified when a group of French mathematicians, who wrote under the pseudonym of Nicolas Bourbaki, tried to erect the whole edifice of mathematics on the single notion of a set. Some mathematicians greeted this attempt enthusiastically while others regarded it as an unnecessary formalization, an attempt to tear mathematics away from life-giving practical applications that sustain it. These differences notwithstanding, Bourbaki has had a significant influence on the evolution of mathematics in the twentieth century. In this book we try to tell the reader how the idea of the infinite arose and developed in physics and in mathematics, how the theory of infinite sets was constructed, what paradoxes it has led to, what significant efforts have been made to eliminate the resulting contradictions, and what routes scientists are trying to find that would provide a way out of the many difficulties.

Stories About Sets

Stories About Sets
A Book

by N. Ya. Vilenkin

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2014-05-10
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1483214354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories About Sets discusses the cardinality of sets and mathematical concepts, such as function, curve, surface, dimensions, and the paradoxical properties of curves and surfaces. The book reviews sets, operations on sets, the empty set, subsets, the universal sets, intersection of sets, union of sets, partitioning of sets, and boolean algebras. The text also discusses the cardinality of sets, including equality between sets, countable sets, unequal sets, the uncountability of the continuum, the existence of transcendental numbers, and the enigmatic axiom. The book analyzes if a part can be equal to the whole (which turns out to be true if it is applied to infinite sets). The text also discusses the arithmetic of the infinite such as involving the multiplication of infinite cardinalities. The book explains some remarkable functions and curves, the Dirichlet's function, Cantor's set, points of fracture, and continuous functions whose graphs possess a tangent at no point. The text shows how to construct a closed curve of infinite length or a curve passing through all the points of a square. The book can prove interesting and highly educational for students with mathematic or algebra subjects, as well as for academicians involved in teaching statistics or mathematics.

Byron Hot Springs

Byron Hot Springs
A Book

by Carol A. Jensen

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 073854700X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Byron Hot Springs is sometimes called the "Carlsbad of the West," after the famed European health spas. The resort hosted the famous, the wealthy, the infirm, and the curious alike during the early 20th century. The 160-acre property, in eastern Contra Costa County near the San Joaquin River, featured three grand hotels designed by renowned San Francisco architect James Reid. Amidst this stylish backdrop were prominent guests in 19th-century finery, early Hollywood royalty, Prohibition entertainments, mineral water "cures" for various ailments, and secret interrogations of World War II POWs (when it was known as "Camp Tracy"). Aside from the hot springs themselves, the resort boasts one of the oldest golf courses in the western United States.

A Convenient Texas Wedding

A Convenient Texas Wedding
A Book

by Sheri WhiteFeather

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1488091862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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They had their reasons for marriage…until unreasonable passions prevailed! Millionaire Rand Gibson’s proposal shocks Allison Cartwright. He needs a wife to debunk his playboy image, and her fresh-faced look is perfect for the role. Allison insists sex is off the table. Yet she fears their bodies will betray them. Though the Irish-born writer wants to stay in America, is she desperate enough to marry a man who could break her heart in the bargain?

Savannah's Secrets

Savannah's Secrets
A Book

by Reese Ryan

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1488091900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Falling for the boss, or taking him down? Savannah Carlisle had the perfect plan. By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their events manager, she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather. Now she’s not so sure. Because sexy Blake Abbott, heir to it all, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the enemy. But after one long, stormy weekend, she’s pregnant with his child…

Taming the Billionaire

Taming the Billionaire
A Billionaire Boss Workplace Romance

by Dani Wade

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1488091897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The beast of Sabatini House is real. And only one beauty can tame him. When Willow Harden arrives at Tate Kingston’s island castle for her housekeeper job, she finds her temperamental boss isn’t just an enigmatic author living in self-imposed exile—he’s an attractive flesh-and-blood man. Soon she’s thinking less about her mission to uncover his family’s secrets than about being under his covers. Until an unplanned pregnancy sets them on a collision course with destiny…

Seduced by a Stranger

Seduced by a Stranger
A Book

by Brenda Jackson

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-02-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1488084440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this reader favorite from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson, an arranged marriage is about to become a game of hearts… Johari Yasir has no interest in returning to her homeland to marry a man she’s never met—at least, not without sowing some wild oats first. And when a handsome charmer offers to whisk her away in his private plane, she impulsively accepts. Rasheed Valdemon is shocked that his bride-to-be would fly off with someone she barely knows—even though he’s the one doing the asking. More surprising is his hunger for this lovely, rebellious woman. But when she realizes she’s been seduced by the man who’s destined to be her husband, will their unexpected romance be destroyed by his deception? First published in 2010.

Married for His Heir

Married for His Heir
A Book

by Sara Orwig

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1488091854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A billionaire, a baby and a bride of convenience? Oil baron Nick Duncan swore off entanglements of the heart after his wife’s and son’s untimely death. So when Talia Barton introduces him to his orphaned daughter from a grief-fueled fling, he knows he’s in trouble. Talia won’t let the motherless child she’s been caring for become a ward of the state. But she never expects the handsome Texan to propose marriage…and actually mean it! USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig

Indian Valley

Indian Valley
A Book

by Richard McCutcheon

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780738558363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is estimated that Indian Valley in Plumas County was inhabited by the Maidu people for 10,000 years. It was then and is still a beautiful valley, surrounded by lush forests and flowing rivers. Pioneer Peter Lassen was the first white man to see its beauty. The Gold Rush caused the first population boom, and towns sprang up around the valley. Huge copper finds, in later years, increased the valley's population once again and brought in the railroad. After the mining started to fade there were many farmers, ranchers, and loggers working to replace the jobs lost from the mines closing. Today Indian Valley is home to several picturesque towns such as Taylorsville, Greenville, and Crescent Mills.