As William, Hannah, Marshall, and the assemblage of survivors blend together to become a Co-op farm community, cattle and horses begin to arrive – thanks to Hannah’s Talents. Crops are planted, and hunting parties ride on horseback. Judica has a litter of pup. Penny and Tom’s first child arrives, and many speculate about whose child Jennifer carries. Through radio contacts, the Memphis farm survivors learn that the Chinese Army has advanced across the western half of the US killing any American survivors they find. As the threat approaches the Mississippi River, William, Hannah, and the survivors begin to speculate about what can be done. Enemy scouts begin to threaten other survivors in the area, so William leads a select few of his Talented people in early morning raids. Tom and Marshall soon have to use the jet to destroy all the bridges that span the Mississippi to slow the Red Army’s advance. An equally Talented nameless nemesis arrives to terrorize the co-op, stealing Marshall’s soul, but Hannah and her women thwart that plan. After their successful attack on 3 Chinese tanks, the now-desperate leadership team must determine how the 20+ survivors can safely escape. But… Where can they escape to?
After a hundred years of watching humans make bad decisions, anyone would be sick of their job as peacekeeper. Reihan, a seaver created to deal with humans who lose control over their manifestation abilities, is no exception. Worse still, virtually all humans in the Travelling City can manifest. That is, shape reality according to their more or less well-formed and often poorly thought-out designs. That alone would be enough to keep her busy, but then there are people like Phillippe. Phillippe, who drenched himself in the city’s collective subconscious to strengthen his inborn powers. Even though he shouldn’t be, he seems fine, crowned as the new star escort in the Brothel of Transformative Curiosities. But Reihan has seen this story play out before. And Phillippe is far too charming, far too kind, and far too inconsolable for her to simply look away. The Travelling City is a dark fantasy mystery packed with romance and even more existential dread; set in a whimsical, bizarre and ever-changing world.
Casual encounters with strangers can be fatal.
In the third book of the DreaganStar series, repeated emotional and physical traumas leave Samantha Augustine hyper-vigilant, paranoid, and at times, unable to function. As her life spirals down with more chaotic undertakings, JourneyGrey Mannie Oliver works to alleviate her PTSD. While she oversees the Genni Colony’s entry into Dreagan Corporation, Sammie knows she must heal herself soon. The HazeGrey’s approaching death will trigger her next assignment - HazeGrey.
Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist, stands out as an extraordinary woman in an era where societal norms attempt to mold everyone into uniformity. To Elizabeth, she would be the first to emphasize that the concept of an "average woman" is a fallacy. However, it's the early 1960s, and within the confines of Hastings Research Institute, her all-male team clings to an archaic perspective on equality. Faced with no other recourse, she reluctantly submits her resignation. In a surprising turn of events, Elizabeth finds herself reluctantly taking up the mantle as the host of a cooking show, "Supper at Six." Yet, her approach to culinary endeavors is far from ordinary. Fueled by scientific rigor and marked by rational commentary, her unique take on cooking captivates the nation's attention. Before long, a multitude of overlooked housewives discover the courage to challenge the prevailing status quo, one molecular transformation at a time.
From the celebrated author of "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry" comes a tale that unfolds on a frigid December day during Sam Masur's junior year at Harvard. As he steps off a subway car, he spots Sadie Green amidst the throngs of people awaiting the train on the platform. With a call to her name, a captivating game commences—a legendary partnership ignites, destined to catapult them into the realm of stardom. These lifelong friends, bound by an intimate connection since childhood, navigate a landscape of financial borrowing, earnest requests, and unyielding determination. Even before their college graduation, they birth their first blockbuster, "Ichigo." In the blink of an eye, the world embraces them. Sam and Sadie, not yet twenty-five, stand at the zenith of brilliance, success, and affluence. Yet, these attributes cannot shield them from the voracious appetite of their creative aspirations or the complex dance of betrayals within their hearts. Stretching across three eventful decades, from the hallowed halls of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the sun-kissed shores of Venice Beach, California, and far-reaching realms in between, Gabrielle Zevin's "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" delves into the intricate tapestry of identity, the nuances of disability, the resilience found within failures, the redemptive power of play, and, above all, the primal human need to connect: to both receive love and give it in return.
Stepping into adulthood amid the formidable jaws of an American recession, Sneha counts herself among the fortunate ones. She's ventured to Milwaukee in pursuit of an entry-level corporate role—an arduous journey, but a key that unlocks countless opportunities. With it, she can treat her newfound friend Tig to dinner, secure a job for her college buddy Thom, and provide financial support to her parents back in India. Amidst this transition, she finds herself exploring relationships with women, with her heart burning brightly for Marina—a mesmerizing and elusive dancer who always seems just beyond her grasp. However, as time unfolds, adversity creeps in. Painful secrets emerge from the shadows, professional endeavors spiral into chaos, and the looming threat of eviction casts a long shadow. Sneha grapples with the challenge of allowing true closeness and vulnerability into her life, even as her friendships deepen, and her passionate romance with Marina takes an exhilarating turn. In the midst of turmoil, Tig hatches a radical plan, seeking to rescue them all from their mounting predicaments. This novel, a tapestry of beauty and depth, unfolds through prose that is as distinctive as it is unforgettable. "All This Could Be Different" weaves a tale of wisdom, tenderness, and compelling connection as it paints a vivid group portrait of young individuals navigating love and community amidst adversity. It is a poignant narrative, chronicling the journey of an immigrant striving to find her place in a world that beckons her to call it home.
Assisting Nonprofessional Counselors to Improve their Helping Skills is a comprehensive training program that focuses on mental health first aid. Drawing on trusted and evidence-based psychological research and counseling theory, this training manual offers a step-by-step approach to helping skills, specifically designed for nonprofessionals. The author's clear and concise writing style makes it easy for nonprofessionals to grasp the basics of counseling, including effective strategies, action steps, and investigation procedures that can be used to help those in need. Using the LifeRAFT model, the training integrates multiple theoretical approaches, microskills training, evidence-based techniques, and ethical considerations. This unique manual includes case studies, session transcripts, and practice exercises to help nonprofessionals gain practical experience in applying their newfound skills. While this training is primarily targeted towards undergraduate students in applied psychology and nonprofessional counselors, it is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to respond to mental health crises in their everyday lives. Overall, Assisting Nonprofessional Counselors to Improve their Helping Skills is an excellent resource for those who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective mental health support.
Lynda Gratton is a pioneering thinker and globally recognized authority on the future of work. With over three decades of research under her belt, she offers an insightful perspective on the technological, demographic, cultural, and societal trends that are driving the future of work. Drawing on her extensive experience and learnings from the pandemic, Gratton presents a groundbreaking four-step framework for redesigning work that will help organizations create more engaging and fulfilling work environments. This comprehensive guide offers a deep understanding of how to tap into what motivates employees and drive performance, while reimagining creative and innovative ways of working. It also provides practical tips on how to model and test new approaches within your organization, and how to ensure that your redesign efforts lead to lasting benefits. With real-world examples of companies that have successfully tackled the challenges of the evolving work landscape, such as HSBC, Fujitsu, and Telstra, Redesigning Work is the ultimate resource for organizations seeking to create a more effective, sustainable, and human-centric work culture. Whether you’re leading a small team or a multinational corporation, this book will help you transform your organization and make hybrid working work for you.
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