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A Crack in Everything

By Angela Gerst
  • ISBN Code: : 1615953205
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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"Gerst gets good mileage out of her political roots, but it's her finely honed plot that seals the deal. Here's hoping she runs for another term."—Kirkus Reviews STARRED review Politics, money, love . . . what could go wrong? Susan Callisto is pushing thirty and taking stock. Trading financial security at a Boston law firm for sandals and jeans in Waltham, she's reinvented herself as a political consultant for people seeking low-level office. Her income may be dicey, but Susan loves her new life—until her boyfriend, Detective Lieutenant Michael Benedict, dumps her without a goodbye. Not one to mope, Susan uses humor and perpetual motion to keep away the pain. When biotech high roller Charles Renfrow offers her a huge retainer to advise his political campaign, Susan is wary. Why would a scientist stalking the human genome want to be mayor of a small Massachusetts town? Rumor has it Renfrow's biotech company is dumping deadly waste and that a child has died. On her way to confront him, Susan finds the body of his gorgeous assistant. Assigned to the case, Michael reenters Susan's life. Soon mayhem rains down: Susan herself is attacked, an elderly client is beaten and left for dead, and a child is abducted. When Michael's suspicions settle on Susan's favorite candidate, she elbows her way into the investigation. She hopes to prove Michael wrong. But now, with her own life on the line, Susan uncovers the crack in everything.

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8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Nothing to See Here

By Kevin Wilson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062913484
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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A New York Times Bestseller • A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar “I can’t believe how good this book is.... It’s wholly original. It’s also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming. You’re laughing so hard you don’t even realize that you’ve suddenly caught fire.” —Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman is in Trouble, New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability. Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for? With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

A Crack In The Family

By Sissy B.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483639045
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 448
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A Crack in the Family presents the story of author Sissy Smith’s life, examining her role not only as narcotic abuser but also an enabler. It traces a journey through the tragic world of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, exploring family, sex, drugs, and love. Born in 1951, Sissy chronicles the important changes and events in her life set against the backdrop of historical events of the time. She was the fourth born of twelve children; she had three sisters and eight brothers. Shy and withdrawn as a child, she was slow to develop friendships. In 1971, she turned twenty and her life in the fast lane began; in that same year, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel on Record of the Year and “All in the Family” debuted on CBS. The life story told in A Crack in the Family holds that determination and perseverance can overcome any roadblock in one’s short lifetime, that everyone should face life’s challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early

A Crack in the Sky

By Victoria G. Parnham
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460259432
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Goldie and her brother TJ grow up in a New England town, living with their mentally imbalanced mother. The biggest secret of their lives is that no one from the outside world knows what actually goes on inside their home. Their greatest fear is telling someone, however, they are terrified of the consequences. All they really want is a ‘normal’ mother who loves them and treats them like she cares, but that doesn’t happen. The day-to-day abuse that they experience is all too common. Their father works relentlessly and for most of the time is blinded by their mother’s actions. Fortunately they have a loving Grandmother who tries her best to help them deal with this insane behavior without actually getting involved. Her love for them is unrivaled, and she continues to be there for them at their time of need. With only the prospect of a bleak future, they are forced to consider a brighter alternative. Their days at school are met with equal torment; their mother – aka the Witch – holds a tight rein on everything they do and say: the church, how they dress, what they eat, and how they bathe. So, with few options other than to resort to drastic measures, Goldie and her brother decide to embark on a risky undertaking, which although dangerous, might prove to be their only salvation. The Mother, with albeit good intentions keeps excruciatingly tight control over every single, solitary thing in their lives. It becomes like the Witch is the warden and Goldie and TJ are her prisoners. This is how they manage their lives living this way and what eventually happens to them.

Through a Crack In the Door

By Pat Garwood
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 0244735484
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 664
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Through a Crack in the Door takes us deep into the psyche of both the victims and the perpetrators of a terrible and violent crime. From the beginning, we know more than the police and discover that nothing is quite what it seems. Five-year-old George witnesses the initial crime, but how guilty was his father? And what effect does the death of a bad husband have on Rachael? Can she now live a better life without him? Or are she and George still at risk? The whole family is impacted by the initial shock of the murder, followed by revelations that rock everyone’s worlds. Out of the uncertainty and fear of an unsolved crime, new friendships blossom; and an old love is re-kindled. The plot is full of delicious twists and turns and powers along making this an un-put-downable page-turner.

A Crack in the Clock

By Brittany Harris,Morgan Pairo
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1481705237
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 283
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When, Yaoke Hikari, a young high school girl, wakes up on the morning of her first day of school to find a pocket watch under her pillow, she tries to find the owner, but on her way back to her dorm, she is attacked by a creature who tells her that his master wants what she has, the small watch she has found. Soon her two roommates, and best friends, Kyoki and Hana, have watches of their own and are transported to a world where magic and knights who use it abound, fighting against an enemy that had once been an ally. Friendships are tested as new and old companions are brought together and torn apart Thrown into a fight that was never theirs, they must find the courage and strength within themselves to battle against destruction and madness, coming face to face with their own darkness, or break in the attempt.

A Crack in Everything

By Vanessa Carlisle
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781450243933
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 106
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“Get ready: while other books may show up carefully dressed, this one answers the door in her underwear.” —SARK, Author, Artist, Creative Fountain, PlanetSARK.com “...a new, exciting voice in fiction...A truly impressive debut novel that announces Carlisle as a writer to watch.” —Rob Roberge, author of Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life “The characters that inhabit this sharp and witty novel are troubled, impoverished, confused, lost, sexually frustrated, and intellectually unfulfilled. So...basically everyone I know.” —Mike Barker, Co-Creator and Head Writer, American Dad! “...saucy writing yet tender and heart-felt characters...bridges an unusual but empowering sisterhood between girls-next-door and girls-on-stripper-poles. It’s about time! —Jennifer Musselman, author of Own It! The Ups & Downs of Homebuying for Women Who Go It Alone Twenty-five-year-old Tamina is a sharp-witted Jersey girl living in Hollywood with a near-phobic response to mismatching colors, an addiction to pedicures, and a hectic job teaching comprehensive sex education to urban youth. Suffering the consequences of a violent assault, Tam looks for relief in romance and LA’s underground erotic entertainment scene. However, when Tam’s young attacker unexpectedly resurfaces among a crowd of drag queens, porn stars, and musicians, Tam finally must make real choices. Fear or confrontation. Cynicism or curiosity. Silence or honesty. It would be surreal, if it wasn’t LA.

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

By Donald O. Thompson,Dale E. Chimenti
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461318939
  • Total of Pages : 1857
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 845
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This volume (Parts A and B) contains the edited papers presented at the annual Review of Progress in Quan?itative Nondestructive Evalua tion held at the University of California (San Diego) in LaJo11a, August 3-8, 1986. The Review was organized and sponsored by the Center for NDE at Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory, in cooperation with the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, USDOE, and the Materia1s Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Approximately 400 attendees, a new record, representing various government agencies, industry, and universities participated in the technical presentations, poster sessions, and discussions. This Review, with its wide-ranging interchange of technical information, stands as one of the most compre hensive in the field of NDE research and engineering. In order to present the reader with a more usefu1 document, we have organized the symposium papers in these Proceedings by subject rather than by the order of presentation at the Review. Topical subject headings have been selected under which the 1arge majority of papers wou1d reasonably falI. Here, again, we have revised the format used in former years to accommodate an evolving focus of interest in the field. These categories cover a broad spectrum of research in NDE and encompass activities from fundamental work to early engineering applications. In the following paragraphs we offer a brief summary of the research presented in these Proceedings.

Summary of Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World

By Everest Media
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : 9798822518889
  • Total of Pages : 33
  • Category : History
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The earthquake in Ecuador in 1906 was the most powerful ever recorded by the machines of man. It destroyed the island port of Tumaco, and killed as many as 2,000 people. #2 There were several large earthquakes in the Caribbean in the 1970s, and they did not kill anyone. But they did trigger a burst of smaller earthquakes, which went on for two or three weeks. The island of St Lucia was designated an earthquake-prone territory. #3 The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 was the most severe in Europe for 300 years. The villages of Bosco Trecase, San Giuseppe, Ottajano, Poggiomarino, and Somma were all covered in several feet of ash, and some had to be hastily abandoned. #4 The most active year of the twentieth century was 1906, which was characterized by a series of earthquakes in major cities. The year was also the most seismically dangerous of the century.

A Crack in the Heart

By Aundrea Singer
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  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Book Code : 164656667X
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
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Aiden Lobo is a graduate student in a world where magic, gods, and demons are part of everyday life. After a terrible betrayal, he is cursed with a Crack in his heart, slowly turning him into a living doorway for an ancient war demon. If Aeshma breaks through to Earth, he will kill millions. But before Aeshma can open the Crack, Aiden is rescued by his guardian angel, who uses his own Light to seal Aiden's heart. As a servant of the divine, the nameless angel was supposed to kill Aiden to avert the growing cataclysm inside him. But he loves Aiden too much to end his life, even to save the world. It's impossible for Aiden not to love his warm, generous guardian in return. He names the angel Eskandar, but then learns to his horror that because Eskandar was created for him, when Aiden dies, Eskandar will too. The angel has long since accepted this fate, but Aiden refuses to. He will do anything to keep his beloved angel safe. But with no other recourse than to sacrifice himself to prevent the apocalypse, there's only one way for Aiden to save Eskandar: a terrible betrayal of his own.

Thermal Shock and Thermal Fatigue Behavior of Advanced Ceramics

By Gerold A. Schneider,G. Petzow
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401582009
  • Total of Pages : 588
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: thermal-shock-and-thermal-fatigue-behavior-of-advanced-ceramics.pdf

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Recent developments in advanced ceramics are critically evaluated in respect to their thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior from an interdisciplinary viewpoint by leading experts. The book covers the aspects of material development, mechanical and fracture mechanical models and experimental testing methods. Special emphasis is given to the influence of a rising crack resistance on the thermal shock behavior, novel irradiation testing methods for a quantitative characterization of the thermal shock and fatigue loading as well as detailed fracture mechanical models for single and multiple crack propagation. This book summarizes developments of the last decade concerning the thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior of advanced ceramics. The scientific articles of the book were carefully arranged in order to achieve a textbook-like form which will be of great value to researchers and students. (ABSTRACT) This book summarizes developments of the last decade concerning the thermal shock and thermal fatigue behavior of advanced ceramics. The book covers the aspects of material development, mechanical and fracture mechanical models and testing methods. The scientific articles were carefully arranged in order to achieve a textbook-like form which will be of great value to researchers and students.

A Crack in the Family

By Sissy B. Smith
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 145026980X
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 211
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A Crack in the Family presents the story of author Sissy Smiths life, examining her role not only as narcotic abuser but also an enabler. It traces a journey through the tragic world of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, exploring family, sex, drugs, and love. Born in 1951, Sissy chronicles the important changes and events in her life set against the backdrop of historical events of the time. She was the fourth born of twelve children; she had three sisters and eight brothers. Shy and withdrawn as a child, she was slow to develop friendships. In 1971, she turned twenty and her life in the fast lane began; in that same year, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel won Record of the Year and All in the Family debuted on CBS. The life story told in A Crack in the Family holds that determination and perseverance can overcome any roadblock in ones short lifetime, that everyone should face lifes challenges one day at a time, and that the choices we make early in our lives determine the development of our outcomes down the road.

Weight Function Methods in Fracture Mechanics

By Xue-Ren Wu,Wu Xu
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 981168961X
  • Total of Pages : 654
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 207
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This book provides a systematic and standardized approach based on the authors’ over 30 years of research experience with weight function methods, as well as the relevant literature. Fracture mechanics has become an indispensable tool for the design and safe operation of damage-tolerant structures in many important technical areas. The stress intensity factor—the characterizing parameter of the crack tip field—is the foundation of fracture mechanics analysis. The weight function method is a powerful technique for determining stress intensity factors and crack opening displacements for complex load conditions, with remarkable computational efficiency and high accuracy. The book presents the theoretical background of the weight function methods, together with a wealth of analytical weight functions and stress intensity factors for two- and three-dimensional crack geometries; many of these have been incorporated into national, international standards and industrial codes of practice. The accuracy of the results is rigorously verified, and various sample applications are provided. Accordingly, the book offers an ideal reference source for graduate students, researchers, and engineers whose work involves fracture and fatigue of materials and structures, who need not only stress intensity factors themselves but also efficient and reliable tools for obtaining them.

Summary of Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Study Aids
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Buy now to get the key takeaways from Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation. Sample Key Takeaways: 1) In 1983, biologist Jack Szostak discovered a repair mechanism for breaks in the double strand of DNA. 2) The famous structure of DNA is the double helix, which consists of two strands. In the repair procedure, it is broken by enzymes before a corrected copy of DNA is inserted, which facilitates the healthy copy’s incorporation.