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Last Chance Summer

Last Chance Summer

  • Author: Shannon Klare
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads
  • ISBN: 1250313651
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 320
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In Shannon Klare's fun and sexy YA novel Last Chance Summer, a teen is shipped off to work as a counselor at a summer camp—only to butt heads with her co-counselor. Alex is a sheriff's daughter with a less than pristine reputation. When she's caught drinking at a party by her dad’s deputy, she’s in deep trouble. With an already incriminating incident in her past, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor—lest she spend her senior year at boarding school. What's worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas? Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you. Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he's determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?

Last Chance

Last Chance

  • Author: Kate William,Francine Pascal
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • ISBN: 9780553264784
  • Category: Dating (Social customs)
  • Page: 136
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Dropout Johanna Porter returns to Sweet Valley High determined to show other students, and Peter DeHaven in particular, that she can succeed.

Last Chance

Last Chance

A Story about Fishing, Belief, and Home

  • Author: Paul Price
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595326692
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 72
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In the 1960's, Rex Price began a business venture in Island Park, Idaho, bringing the love of his life and their ten children along for the ride. Through the simpleness of the era and the depth of the experience, Last Chance was more than a place and a time, it became a home to this family. Grounded in traditions, encircled with hope, and blessed with the religion of fly fishing, this family experiences a paradise, living a life that becomes so rich and meaningful in its daily content, shaping all of them in such a way, that it holds them bound together through all the traverses of their own lives and fashions a sweetness in their growing old together. "It was the tenets and times of fly fishing that shaped my temperament towards living and my trust in timeless bonds. Fly fishing is somehow tied to your soul, and I'm not sure how, but I do believe it is a gift of the heart, a natural communion and unifying of the spiritual and the material that we all are searching for; fly fishermen seem to have found it."

Last Chance in Texas

Last Chance in Texas

The Redemption of Criminal Youth

  • Author: John Hubner
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588361639
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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A powerful, bracing and deeply spiritual look at intensely, troubled youth, Last Chance in Texas gives a stirring account of the way one remarkable prison rehabilitates its inmates. While reporting on the juvenile court system, journalist John Hubner kept hearing about a facility in Texas that ran the most aggressive–and one of the most successful–treatment programs for violent young offenders in America. How was it possible, he wondered, that a state like Texas, famed for its hardcore attitude toward crime and punishment, could be leading the way in the rehabilitation of violent and troubled youth? Now Hubner shares the surprising answers he found over months of unprecedented access to the Giddings State School, home to “the worst of the worst”: four hundred teenage lawbreakers convicted of crimes ranging from aggravated assault to murder. Hubner follows two of these youths–a boy and a girl–through harrowing group therapy sessions in which they, along with their fellow inmates, recount their crimes and the abuse they suffered as children. The key moment comes when the young offenders reenact these soul-shattering moments with other group members in cathartic outpourings of suffering and anger that lead, incredibly, to genuine remorse and the beginnings of true empathy . . . the first steps on the long road to redemption. Cutting through the political platitudes surrounding the controversial issue of juvenile justice, Hubner lays bare the complex ties between abuse and violence. By turns wrenching and uplifting, Last Chance in Texas tells a profoundly moving story about the children who grow up to inflict on others the violence that they themselves have suffered. It is a story of horror and heartbreak, yet ultimately full of hope.

Last Dance, Last Chance

Last Dance, Last Chance

  • Author: Ann Rule
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743424069
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 480
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"America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews), Ann Rule presents an all-new collection of crime stories drawn from her private files -- and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences. LAST DANCE LAST CHANCE Dr. Anthony Pignataro was a cosmetic surgeon and a famed medical researcher whose flashy red Lamborghini and flamboyant lifestyle in western New York State suggested a highly successful career. But appearances, as this shocking insider account of Pignataro's tailspin from physician to prisoner proves, can be deceiving -- and, for the doctor's wife, very nearly deadly. No one was safe if they got in his way. With scalpel, drugs, and arsenic, he betrayed every oath a physician makes -- until his own schemes backfired. Now, the motivations of the classic sociopath are plumbed with chilling accuracy by Ann Rule. Along with other shocking true cases, this worldwide headline-making case will have you turning pages in disbelief that a trusted medical professional could sink to the depths of greed, manipulation, and self-aggrandizement where even slow, deliberate murder is not seen for what it truly is: pure evil.

Bill Warrington's Last Chance

Bill Warrington's Last Chance

A Novel

  • Author: James King
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101190302
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Read James King's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A magnificent debut about a man's odyssey toward family redemption- with his granddaughter along for the ride Bill Warrington realizes he has Alzheimer's and his lucid days are numbered. Determined to repair a lifetime of damage to his estranged adult children, Bill takes off with his fifteen-year-old granddaughter April on a cross-country drive, bound for San Francisco, where she dreams of becoming a rock star. As the unlikely pair heads west, Bill leaves clues intended to force his three children-including April's frantic mother-to overcome their mutual distrust and long-held grievances to work together to find them. In this dazzling road trip novel, James King masterfully explores themes of aging, sibling rivalry, family dysfunction, and coming of age, against a backdrop of the American heartland. Unflinching, funny, and poignant, Bill Warrington's Last Chance speaks to that universal longing for familial reconciliation, love, and forgiveness.

Last Chance Hero

Last Chance Hero

  • Author: Hope Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1455556475
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4636
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Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers. Sabina knows a lot about playing it safe. Always the good girl, she's now responsible for her antiques store and caring for her sister. But having Ross in town brings back the memory of one carefree summer night when she threw caution to the wind-and almost destroyed her family. Now that they are both older and wiser, will the spark still be there, even though they've both been burned?

Last Chance Family

Last Chance Family

  • Author: Hope Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1455556440
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7730
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Mike Taggart has always been willing to take a gamble. But these stakes are just way too high - there's no way he's prepared to become a legal guardian to his five-year-old niece. His only option is to head from Las Vegas to Last Chance to sort things out as quickly as possible. Problem is, he arrives to find an inconsolable little girl, her sick cat, and a gorgeous veterinarian he can't get out of his mind. Charlene Polk has two talents: healing sick critters and falling in love with the wrong men. Mike has trouble written all over him, but she can't leave him in the lurch. And the more time she spends with the sexy high roller, the more she sees that this ready-made family is the best stroke of luck they've ever had . . .

Last Chance

Last Chance

  • Author: Chester A.“Chet” Ballard
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781418478391
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Last Chance is a novel about a young boy named Chad who loses his entire family in a massacre. His only hope for survival is to flee into the wilderness with the familys Apache housekeeper and pray that her tribe will let him live with them. Chad has to grow up quickly if he is to survive among the Apaches. The hatred for the ones who killed his family burns inside him and the thought of revenge haunts him constantly. As he learns the Apache way of life, Chad does his best to keep the memories of his past alive. He is trapped between two turbulent worlds, that of the white man and of the Apache. Last Chance is also a story of the bonding of two people, an Apache Chief and a small white boy. Under ordinary circumstances, they would be mortal enemies. But, these are not ordinary times. Last Chance is also a heartwarming story of these two as they spend more and more time together and discover that they need each other more than they ever thought possible. Although Last Chance is a western, readers of other genre will enjoy this book.

Last Chance

Last Chance

  • Author: Patrick Cave
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780192752413
  • Category: Abandoned children
  • Page: 168
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Julian comes home one day to find his father gone, leaving Julian to look after his twin sisters, and to keep the family going without anyone finding out they're on their own. Running alongside Julian's personal struggle is the story of the Fuzzballs - the latest craze sweeping the nation.Julian suspects there is more to the Fuzzballs than meets the eye, and decides to investigate the phenomenon - uncovering a sinister plot run by people determined to sell their product at any cost.