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Author : Ellen Wittlinger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-06-19
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439115567
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With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up. Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.


Author : Ellen Wittlinger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-04
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 068984154X
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After starting to publish a 'zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.


Author : Ellen Wittlinger
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1999
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0689821344
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John and Marisol, two young 'zine writers, fall in love amid the bohemian life of Boston and, in the process, learn how exciting and difficult first love can be.


Author : Briallen Hopper
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2019-02-05
Page : 336
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1632868792
Description :


A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone formed and sustained by others' love and patience, by student loans and stipends, by the kindness of strangers. Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated as invisible or seen as secondary--friendships, kinship with adult siblings, care teams that form in times of illness, or various alternative family formations. She also values difficult and amorphous loves like loving a challenging job or inanimate objects that can't love you back. She draws from personal experience, sharing stories about her loving but combative family, the fiercely independent Emerson scholar who pushed her away, and the friends who have become her invented or found family; pop culture touchstones like the Women's March, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and the timeless series Cheers; and the work of writers like Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, and Herman Melville (Moby-Dick like you've never seen it!). Hard to Love pays homage and attention to unlikely friends and lovers both real and fictional. It is a series of love letters to the meaningful, if underappreciated, forms of intimacy and community that are tricky, tangled, and tough, but ultimately sustaining.


Author : Nalini Singh
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-10
Page : 340
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781942356691
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you the next sizzling story in her Hard Play contemporary romance series... Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter's birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side. As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends-and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend. Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.


Author : Meredith Wild
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page :
Category : FICTION
ISBN 13 : 9781455591756
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It all comes down to this... Don't miss the riveting conclusion to Blake and Erica's story by #1 New York Times bestselling Meredith Wild."Meredith Wild is one author who pulls me in on the first page and keeps me enthralled till the last.This is one series I can't get enough of." 0́4Sizzling Pages Romance ReviewsMore in the Hacker series:HARDWIREDHARDPRESSEDHARDLINEHARD LIMIT


Author : Ray Lopez
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2021-04-15
Page : 94
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1725279959
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From the author of Hard Knocks: Memoir of a Small Moment, Hard Love is the second of three memoirs and picks up where Hard Knocks leaves his readers. It describes the author's immaturity as a young Christian living with his wife in California and his continuing struggles with alcoholism. Like Paul's discussion of his dilemma as a Christian in Romans 7:15, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." It also follows Lopez's continuing struggle with depression and his wrestling between his conscience and his flesh, reminiscent of T. S. Elliot's lament in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "I should have been a pair of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floors of silent seas." The narrative describes the radical way in which God heals Lopez from alcoholism, which saves his marriage and leads to the beginning of successful academic and professional careers (employment as a federal probation officer, receiving a master's degree in English from UC Berkeley), the birth of a daughter in Berkeley, and the blessings received through becoming part of a local Baptist church. The memoir covers fourteen years living in California and ends with a flight back east to relocate in Connecticut.


Author : April Buchanan
Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
Release : 2020-09-01
Page : 316
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1646707184
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In this world, we learn much about love, but it is only in relationship with God that we truly learn what love is and what it is not. On this side of eternity, we will not fully know all there is to know about the love of God. In fact, it is the things we experience in this world that reveal what we have believed about love and how we have allowed our experiences, culture, and relationships to shape our lives and define love for us. We then take that definition of love and write it upon the hearts and lives of others. How important it is then that we know the true definition of love and that we know the Author, God. Jesus summed up all the commandments in this: love God and love one another. It sounds so easy, but most times, we find that true love is in fact quite the contrary. It is a hard love. This may not sound like what we would expect to hear, though let us pause but for a moment and consider what we have learned about love. Consider our relationships in this world, and if we are Christians, then let us consider our relationships with those in the body of Christ. Now let us consider how well we have done in loving God and loving one another. Would we still say that it is always easy? Likely, we could each think of times when we have endured suffering, hurt, loss, brokenness, rejection, abandonment, false accusations, and so much more or perhaps how we have not only been on the receiving end of these, but also we have caused others pain in our own pursuit of love. It is my hope that throughout these pages we will examine the truth of each our own hearts and rather than redefining love or passing down a definition of love that we have been taught that is not the love of God that we discover or rediscover the true love of God. It is my hope that these words will reach many hearts that are longing for what our hearts were created for, fellowship with God, to know His love personally and share it with all. In order that we have this love, it begins first with the examination of our hearts with the truth and the truth of our own condition. A heart-seeking love must seek truth for we cannot have one without the other.


Author : Ranae Rose
Publisher : Ranae Rose
Release : 2015-12-30
Page : 866
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1310353514
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Scarred body, scarred mind - life is rough, and fighting in a cage is the easy part. USMC veteran Ryan Moore survived an IED blast, but every day in the civilian world is a brutal struggle. MMA fighting is the only thing he has to fall back on, and the only thing he cares about until he meets female fighter Ally Rivera. Ally isn't afraid to step into the ring, but she can't fight her way out of the trouble her brother's gang has brought down on her family. Finding love is the last thing on her mind, but the new guy at her gym makes it difficult to resist a hard body and fighting spirit. For a shot at overcoming their demons they'll have to fight hard, love harder and embrace risks they can't afford to take. This 2 book set contains the full-length novels Battered Not Broken and Rough Around the Edges. Battered Not Broken is her side of the story, and Rough Around the Edges is his. These novels are stand alone companion books to each other and can be read in either order. They are not sequential books in a series or different stories, just different points of view. Every story has two sides, and this set is for readers who want both.


Author : Marilyn Chin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-06-09
Page : 96
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0393244040
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Winner of the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry From a poet of "dazzling longing" (Los Angeles Times), a stunning new collection of haunting elegies and playful quatrains. Marilyn Chin is a poet acclaimed by Adrienne Rich for her "powerful, uncompromised, and unerring" poems. Dancing brilliantly between Eastern and Western forms, fusing ancient Chinese history and contemporary American popular culture, she is one of the most celebrated Asian-American poets writing today. Chin's fourth volume of poems, Hard Love Province, is composed of erotic elegies in which the speaker grieves for the loss of her beloved. In "Void" she writes with the imagistic, distilled quietude of a solitary mourner: "It’s not that you are rare / Nor are you extraordinary // O lone wren sobbing on the bodhi tree / You are simple and sincere." In "Formosan Elegy," by contrast, she is that mourner, beyond simplicity or quietude, crying out for a lover: "I sing for you but my tears have dried in my gullet / Walk the old dog give the budgies a cool bath / Cut a tender melon let it bleed into memory." Here, too, are poems inspired by Chin’s poetic forbearers and mentors—Dickinson, Plath, Ai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Tu Fu, Adrienne Rich, and others—honoring their work and descrying the global injustice they addressed. "Whose life is it anyway?" she asks in a poem for Rich, "She born of chrysalis and shit / Or she born of woman and pain?" Emotionally nuanced and electric with high-flying verbal experimentation, image after image, line by line, Chin's spectacular reinventions, her quatrains, sonnets, allegories, and elegies, are unforgettable.


Author : A. Ashton
Publisher : A. Ashton
Release :
Page : 287
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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I love you. Three simple words. I have said them before; I have had them said to me; were they meant sincerely? I like to think so. Were they actually true deep down in their heart? Maybe. This is a love story. This is my love story. It is a complex love story, filled with conflict, desire, sex, and sadness. Is it true? Did these things really happen? Does that matter? My love story is a messy, complicated, addictive and, yet I think, pure love story. It wasn’t until I was 26 and my best friend announced she was engaged and getting married that I realized I was in love. Pure, unconditional love. A love that overwhelms you. It is intoxicating; bewildering; overwhelming; haunting. This is the story of how I found such a love. And this is a story of how my love ruined a wedding…


Author : Holly Bourne
Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
Release : 2016-02-01
Page : 480
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1474915582
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All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, Amber’s finding love is hard. Is it worth the fight? “I'm a big Holly Bourne fan and this is my favourite yet. She writes with such humour and great honesty, with wonderfully relatable characters. It's also refreshing to see feminism highlighted in such a positive and relevant way for teenagers.” - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller ”Bourne talks about feminism so openly and truthfully in her books and if you ever doubted the intelligence, ability or passion of teenage girls read her books and you never will again.” - Muchbooks reader review on Guardian Children's Books ”Written with humour and warmth, Amber's story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love: embracing all its joy and pain, whether it be for family, friends or a gorgeous boy. A really satisfying page turner.” - BookTrust ”Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with the biggest life lesson of all - nobody's perfect.” - South Wales Daily Post ”Holly Bourne truly is the Queen of YA!” - Humaira Kauser, age 17, for LoveReading4Kids ”Holly Bourne is hugely popular with the young adult audience. The second instalment in her Normal series tells Amber's story of first love, friendship and addiction.” - The Sunday Express ”Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that with the right female friends, and a decent supply of cheesy snacks, a girl can get through anything... Well-written and thoughtful, this has a thoroughly authentic twenty-first century teen voice and lightens serious issues with humour.” - LoveReading4Kids ”When I received this book I let out a squeal... I really love this series.” - Lucy the Reader "Hysterical" - Mslexia "The story is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching... I cannot get over how many times I snorted out loud whilst reading this book. You’ll have to read it to see for yourself" - Fable & Table “[Holly Bourne’s] writing style keeps me hooked, makes me feel things and genuinely makes me think hard about important issues. I cannot recommend her novels highly enough and I am on a mission to read them all!” - Adventures of a Teenage Bookworm


Author : Joanne Schwehm
Publisher :
Release :
Page :
Category : FICTION
ISBN 13 : 9781635763379
Description :


Noah Winston's life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted. Margo Perry's life wasn't perfect, but it was her own. She didn't need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself. Then he saw her - a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger - but she wasn't a stranger at all. They'd known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman. Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago. The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew. The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger. Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all. Too bad it was too good to be true.


Author : Bill Klatte
Kate Thompson
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Release : 2007
Page : 186
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1572244968
Description :


Discusses how to live with difficult persons.


Author : Kendall Ryan
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2015-04-23
Page : 162
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008134030
Description :


From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of FILTHY BEAUTIFUL LIES


Author : Joseph Nowinski
Publisher : Central Recovery Press, LLC
Release : 2014-05-13
Page : 192
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1937612589
Description :


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD. Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of numerous books. His most recent books include Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness and Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?


Author : Pavel Tsatsouline
Publisher : Dragon Door Publications, Inc
Release : 2002
Page : 128
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 9780938045434
Description :


In Russia, kettlebells have long been revered as the fitness-tool of choice for Olympic athletes, elite special forces and martial artists. The kettlebell's ballistic movement challenges the body to achieve an unparalleled level of physical conditioning and overall strength. But until now, the astonishing benefits of the Russian kettlebell have been unavailable to all but a few women. Kettlebells have mostly been the sacred preserve of the male professional athlete, the military and other hardcore types. That's about to change, as Russian fitness expert and best selling author Pavel, delivers the first-ever kettlebell program for women. It's wild, but women really can have it all when they access the magical power of Russian kettlebells. Pavel's uncompromising workouts give across-the-board, simultaneous, spectacular and immediate results for all aspects of physical fitness: strength, speed, endurance, fat-burning, you name it. Kettlebells deliver any and everything a woman could want -- if she wants to be in the best-shape-ever of her life. And one handy, super-simple tool -- finally available in woman-friendly sizes -- does it all. No bulky, expensive machines. No complicated gizmos. No time-devouring trips to the gym.


Author : Peyton Banks
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-04-25
Page : 206
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781717437457
Description :


He was football royalty. Legendary quarterback. A champion. Reiner Strickland had led his team to three national championships and playing a knight in shining armor was all in a day's work for the NFL star quarterback. Only his damsel in distress had no idea who he was, and it threw him off his game. He was the face of his organization and was used to everyone recognizing him. Her innocence, charm, and beauty captivated him. It wasn't until after they parted ways that he realized that he never got her number or even her last name. Jada Dalton had no idea who her sexy knight in shining armor was, but knew that she'd probably never see him again. She was focused on building her business and didn't have time for love. Just because she was determined to become a successful businesswoman, it didn't mean she couldn't dream about her sexy as sin rescuer. Another chance meeting brings the two together and this time, Jada discovers who exactly Reiner is. She learns quickly what goes along with dating a football legend and is not sure she can handle it. Reiner refuses to let Jada go. He'll have to dig deep and call out the most important play of his life to ensure that Jada Dalton remains on his team.


Author : Cynthia Burack
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2014-02-01
Page : 257
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1438449860
Description :


Exposes how ex-gay and postabortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.

A staple of the culture wars, the struggle between Christian conservatives and progressives over sexuality and reproductive rights continues. Focusing on ex-gay ministries geared to helping same-sex attracted people resist their sexuality and postabortion ministries dedicated to leading women who have had an abortion to repent that decision, Cynthia Burack argues that both are motivated and characterized by a strain of compassion that is particular to Christian conservatism rather than a bias and hatred toward sexual minorities and sexually active women. This compassion reproduces the sexual ideology of the Christian right and absolves Christian conservatives from responsibility for stigma and other forms of harm to postabortive and same-sex attracted people. Using the democratic theory of Hannah Arendt, the popular fiction of Ayn Rand, and the psychoanalytic thought of Melanie Klein, Burack studies the social and political effects of Christian conservative compassion.


Author : D. A. Carson
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2002
Page : 207
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781581344257
Description :


A readable guide for helping Christians understand what biblical forgiveness and biblical love really look like in the painful situations in life.