Half Truths

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say

Author: Adam Hamilton

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501813889

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join Adam Hamilton in this 5-week Bible study to search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture. The clichés include: Everything happens for a reason. God helps those who help themselves. God won’t give you more than you can handle. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

The Drowning Girl

A Memoir

Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan

Publisher: ROC Hardcover

ISBN: 9780451464163

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Imp, a struggling schizophrenic, fights to determine whether or not the strange mythological creatures she meets are due to her condition or are from something else entirely in this new novel from the award-winning author of The Red Tree. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Into the Drowning Deep

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316379387

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life. The ocean is home to many myths, But some are deadly... Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price. More from Mira Grant NewsfleshFeedDeadlineBlackoutFeedbackRise: A Newsflesh Collection ParasitologyParasiteSymbiontChimera

Half Lies

Author: Sally Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198395

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 61

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Set in the same magical world as Sally Green's internationally beloved and acclaimed Half Bad series, this is the journal of Gabriel's younger sister, Michele, a teen witch living in Florida and grappling with the recent death of her mother, the restrictions placed on her because of her magical gifts, and her love for a boy who can never be hers.

The Drowning: A Novel

Author: Camilla Lackberg

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 160598857X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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*Now updated with a teaser of The Lost Boy, coming in October.* From worldwide bestseller Camilla Läckberg: a new novel from a reclusive Fjallbacka resident has enraptured the community—but what secrets and tragedies are lurking behind the pages and threatening to come to life? Christian Thydell’s dream has come true. His debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the young author mysterious past. Then, one of Christian’s closet friends, Magnus, goes missing. Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian become a disturbing reality. Christian's group of friends—a “gang of four” from childhood—is a tangled web of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrick must unravel in order to discover what really happened to Magnus and who is still threatening Christian. But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? What is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?

Drowning to Breathe

Author: A. L. Jackson

Publisher: A.L. Jackson Books Inc.

ISBN: 1938404904

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The danger in pretending is it becoming real... Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused. Not find more of it. The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went. When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family. Two pasts intertwined. Two lives bound. Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe? Drowning to Breathe is Book 2 of 2 in Sebastian and Shea's passionate love story. If you haven't read A Stone in the Sea, please begin there for full reading experience.

The Sea and Summer

Author: George Turner

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575118709

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Francis Conway is Swill - one of the millions in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. Life, already difficult, is rapidly becoming impossible for Francis and others like him, as government corruption, official blindness and nature have conspired to turn Swill homes into watery tombs. And now the young boy must find a way to escape the approaching tide of disaster. The Sea and Summer, published in the US as The Drowning Towers is George Turner's masterful exploration of the effects of climate change in the not-too-distant future. Comparable to J.G. Ballard's The Drowned World, it was shortlisted for the Nebula and won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best novel, 1988

Drowning Ruth

A Novel

Author: Christina Schwarz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307484055

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz's first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live on it. From the Hardcover edition.

A Breath After Drowning

Author: Alice Blanchard

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785656414

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The stunning new psychological thriller from the award-winning author of Darkness Peering and The Breathtaker. She'll need all her wits about her, and then some, to eventually do battle with one of the most memorable genre villains since Hannibal Lecter. - Wall Street Journal Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe's young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Forced to live with the guilt of how her own selfishness put Savannah in harm's way, Kate was at least comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was on death row. But when she meets a retired detective who is certain that Kate's sister was only one of many victims of a serial killer, Kate must face the possibility that Savannah's murderer walks free. Unearthing disturbing family secrets in her search for the truth, Kate becomes sure that she has discovered the depraved mind responsible for so much death. But as she hunts for a killer, a killer is hunting her...

The Half-Life of Facts

Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Author: Samuel Arbesman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159184651X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

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A scientometrics expert analyzes the changing nature of factual information to explain how knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways that, if properly understood, can be powerful tools for training and professional improvement.

Land of Love and Drowning

Author: Tiphanie Yanique

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594633819

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks in the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of their family, this is a novel of love and magic set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world.

Drowning Is Inevitable

Author: Shalanda Stanley

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553508288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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After seventeen-year-old Olivia and her friend Jamie accidentally kill Jamie's abusive father, two other friends, Max and Maggie, join them in running away from St. Francisville, Louisiana, to hide out in New Orleans while they try to figure out what to do next.

Fear the Drowning Deep

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510703497

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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Some secrets are better left at the bottom of the ocean. Sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill longs to leave her small island and see the world; the farther from the sea, the better. When Bridey was young, she witnessed something lure her granddad off a cliff and into a watery grave with a smile on his face. Now, in 1913, those haunting memories are dredged to the surface when a young woman is found drowned on the beach. Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap has made its return to the Isle of Man. Soon, people in Bridey’s idyllic village begin vanishing, and she finds an injured boy on the shore—an outsider who can’t remember who he is or where he’s from. Bridey’s family takes him in so he can rest and heal. In exchange for saving his life, he teaches Bridey how to master her fear of the water—stealing her heart in the process. But something sinister is lurking in the deep, and Bridey must gather her courage to figure out who—or what—is plaguing her village, and find a way to stop it before she loses everyone she loves. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Everything I Never Told You

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127551

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another"--

A Summer of Drowning

Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130425

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A young girl, Liv, lives with her mother on a remote island in the Arctic Circle. Her only friend is an old man who beguiles her with tales of trolls, mermaids, and the huldra, a wild spirit who appears as an irresistably beautiful girl, to tempt young men to danger and death. Then two boys drown within weeks of each other under mysterious circumstances, in the still, moonlit waters off the shores of Liv's home. Were the deaths accidental or were the boys lured to their doom by a malevolent spirit?

The Drowning Pool

Author: Ross Macdonald

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307759628

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred—and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands

Author: Karl S. Hele

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580048

Category: History

Page: 351

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Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Drowning Instinct

Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731935

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire. There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.) Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism. And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.) Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.

A Poison Dark and Drowning

Author: Jessica Cluess

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553535943

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Even though she is not the chosen one--the sorcerer destined to defeat all seven Ancient demons terrorizing humanity in Victorian England--Henrietta Howel battles alongside the sorcerers in the war against the demons, journeying to find mystical weapons, gather allies, and uncover secrets about herself and her enemies.