Half the Child

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#ad - But with courts continually ruling against Ben’s father, it remains uncertain if their bond will survive. Half the child takes place over four consecutive summers in the lives of Michael Mullen and his son Benjamin, who ages from 2½ to 5½. Throughout these four summers the legal stakes keep dramatically increasing, and her romantic and career aspirations spur her to first take Ben to Indiana, as mediation devolves into litigation, and then to abduct him and resettle outside the U.

S. For mike, the cost of asserting his rights as a father and Ben’s rights as a son continues to escalate. Ultimately, they will write their own love story. Half the child was a semi-finalist in both the 2017 james Jones First Novel Competition and the 2017 William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. Ultimately, refusing to relinquish his parental rights leads Mike to personal bankruptcy, potentially catastrophic errors at work, temporary homelessness, and suicidal depression.

Half the Child #ad - The novel chronicles the separation, divorce, custody battle, and abduction that threaten to tear apart father and son. Mike is a 34-year-old air traffic controller at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport who is also pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. Yet mike steadfastly refuses to consider a life that consists of him living apart from Ben.

Thematically, 2016:a summer of conceptsfor both ben and mike, each of the summers is marked by a key stage in ben’s development:• Book One, 2015:A Summer of Words• Book Four, 2014:A Summer of Numbers• Book Three, 2013:A Summer of Colors• Book Two, these are years of unparalleled growth.

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Sweet Salt Air: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press #ad - For charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. On quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air. Charlotte and nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine.

Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. A successful travel writer, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, Julian.

Sweet Salt Air: A Novel #ad - But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. For nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague…. Outgoing and passionate, charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals.

When nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, for a final summer, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, to help. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own.

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Attention All Passengers: The Truth About the Airline Industry

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Harper #ad - Award-winning consumer reports travel journalist William McGee, a former editor of the Consumer Reports Travel Letter, spent nearly seven years in airline flight operations management, and what he learned was less than uplifting. A fast food nation for the airline industry, Attention All Passengers is a shocking and important exposé revealing the real state of the “friendly skies” in which we fly.

. A provocative and hard-hitting call to action, Attention All Passengers will explode all our previous misconceptions about the airline industry. From tsa power grabs and an endemic lack of oversight to legislative battles and lobbying boondoggles to antiquated flight patterns and outsourced maintenance workers, conspiring to turn a profit any way they can, the airlines and the Government are in cahoots, no matter who has to pay the price.

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Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel

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MCD #ad - He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together. It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls. It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus. It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. Finn, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, author of The Woman in the WindowA spellbinding, Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense.

This is a love story. May well turn out to be the year’s best thriller. Charles finch, the new york times book Review“This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. If mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue.

Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel #ad - Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished. A. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. A searing, chilling sliver of perfection.

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