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The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

  • Author: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • ISBN: 0778315533
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 373
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When their seven-year-old daughter goes missing, Antonia evaluates her decision to stay in a loveless marriage that caused her child to withdraw into silence, while Martin confronts an uncomfortable aspect of his own personality.

The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

  • Author: Gregg Olsen
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • ISBN: 9781503901353
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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A heart-pounding novel of unspeakable crimes and unforgivable sins from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Rain. Homicide detective Nicole Foster has finally balanced an unsteady life and is anxious for a second chance. There's no better place to start over than at the beginning--back at her childhood home on the Washington coast, where's she raising her niece and keeping an eye on her increasingly fragile father. But Nicole's past is never truly behind her--not when a disturbing new case stirs dark memories of the haunting investigation that shattered her career. In the middle of the hottest August in a century, a toddler is found dead inside a parked car. Her father says he forgot her. It's an unthinkable crime. And for Nicole, it's made all the more unbearable by her own suffocating secrets--those shared by an old rival who has reappeared from the shadows and is pushing Nicole to the edge once again. Now, wherever the truth lies, solving this case and avenging an unforgivable death is the most important move in Nicole's career. But to see it through to the end, how far is she willing to go? And what is she prepared to risk this time?

The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Invisible Children of India

  • Author: Shelley Seale
  • Publisher: The Weight of Silence
  • ISBN: 1463780761
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 9362
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Amidst the growing prosperity of India, there is an entire generation of parentless children growing up. They are everywhere. They fill the streets, the railway stations, the shanty villages. Some scrounge through trash for newspapers, rags or anything they can sell at traffic intersections. Others, often as young as two or three years old, beg. Many are homeless, overflowing orphanages and other institutional homes to live on the streets where they are extremely vulnerable to being trafficked into child labor if they're lucky, brothels if they're not. They are invisible children; their plight goes virtually unnoticed, their voices silenced.Shelley Seale's narrative non-fiction book follows the lives of just such children as those brought to life in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India depicts Seale's journey into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India where millions of innocent children live without families. During her three years of writing The Weight of Silence, Seale has befriended and told the stories of many such children – and has born witness to their struggles first hand. Foreword by Joan Collins, with endorsements by Geralyn Dreyfous (Executive Producer of Born Into Brothels), Dominique Lapierre (Author of City of Joy), Save The Children, Human Rights Watch and more.The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India is a non-fiction narrative that gives a strong and hopeful voice to its most vulnerable citizens. "The stories told in this book do not belong to me. They were given to me as a gift, often because I was the only person who had ever asked.” ~Shelley Seale

The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

A memoir

  • Author: Catherine Therese
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0733625940
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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A moving and funny childhood memoir ... timeless.' AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY 'This is a special memoir. It is written with great feeling, imagination, humour and originality, and shows a writer with a distinct view of the world within and around her.' AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER & PUBLISHER MAGAZINE Do you remember the day you realised you were you? Catherine Therese does and invites you inside her head and upside down on a unique coming-of-age rollercoaster, chased by a purple feather duster through the sticky bitumen suburban streets of her 70s childhood - egged by Bernard King, terrorised by a frizzy-haired hooker with an axe - to going all the way with Meatloaf and a boy with half a thumb, in her achingly funny, intensely moving memoir ... The story of a girl losing and finding herself in the secrets that shape her life; the power of family, silence, language, grog and love ... of becoming who you truly are. A mother before she's a woman; a girl who carries a shard of windscreen glass, votes for herself and believes in holding rain. THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE is a brave beautiful book that will break your heart and mend it in the same breath.

The Weight of Innocence

The Weight of Innocence

  • Author: J. A. De Yoe
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477119116
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 158
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The Weight of Innocence by J. A. De Yoe Eleven-year-old Robin, and his younger brothers, Peter and Paul, play hooky from school and steal some coke out of mischief, thinking it would remain their secret. But they are caught and charged with breaking and entering, vandalism and theft, as well as truancy. Their mother is furious when she finds out. Robin thinks the worst is over. He thought wrong. Their nightmare is only beginning A compelling and at times heart wrenching read, The Weight of Innocence reveals the terrible consequences when the law treats boyish pranks like a full-blown adult crimeit can alter and destroy the direction of the future.

The Weight of Worlds

The Weight of Worlds

  • Author: Thomas Emmett Waggoner
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578047411
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 60
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A collective insight of Life and Love that searches for an emotional connection with the reader through his or her own introspection.

The Weight of Stones

The Weight of Stones

A Charlie McKelvey Mystery

  • Author: C.B. Forrest
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781926607177
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 280
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Toronto at the close of 1999. It is a time of change, but Detective Charlie McKelvey’s life is stuck on pause since the murder of his runaway son, Gavin. As his wife focuses on healing, McKelvey is burdened with guilt for his role in kicking the teen out of the family home—and his inability to move the case to resolution. Obsessed with the stalled murder investigation, McKelvey’s behavior becomes increasingly unhinged. He is convinced the person responsible for the murder is an ex-convict sent to Toronto to establish a chapter of a biker gang, The Blades. The question is, does McKelvey have the right man, or is he blinded by his grief? When unexpected illness forces McKelvey’s early retirement—and his wife heads to the west coast to live with a relative—the conditions are finally ripe for McKelvey to focus entirely on his plans for revenge. This novel explores the daily and random decisions we make and their consequences as it stares into the heart of grief and sees the impact violent crime has on all of us.

The Weight of Mercy

The Weight of Mercy

A Novice Pastor on the City Streets

  • Author: Deb Richardson-Moore
  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • ISBN: 0857213873
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 474
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-What kind of church nails its doors shut? -That would be the Triune Mercy Center. -And I am its pastor.- For 27 years Deb was a journalist in the Deep South. Then she retrained as a Baptist pastor, and accepted a post at the Triune Mercy Center, a run-down inner-city church where the homeless gathered. It was a shock. Gradually she learned whom she could trust ' and whom she couldn't. Sometimes the best person to handle a situation was a drug addict. Sometimes Jesus had the face of a prostitute. All were fiercely welcomed into this bewildering church family. Full of color and incident, Deb's story is a testament to messy grace and the presence of the Spirit in the hard places of the world. "Deb Richardson-Moore is one of my 'most admired' people. I love her heart, her experience-learned wisdom, her honesty and her passion. You will praise God for the work He is doing at the Triune Mercy Center." ' Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart -At the Triune Center, Deb not only found Christ among 'the least of these', but she also experienced Christ drawing her into His grand drama of redemption. Here is a loving, realistic account of a life commandeered for the work of God's Kingdom.-' Will Willimon, Bishop, The United Methodist Church and Professor of Christian Ministry, Duke University Divinity School -Immensely moving and inspiring, reminding us of the power of grace.-' Patrick Regan OBE, Founder and CEO of XLP -Causes you to see people in a way you never would have realised. Real, authentic and recommended reading.-' Roy Crowne, Executive Director, Hope

The Weight of It

The Weight of It

A Story of Two Sisters

  • Author: Amy Wilensky
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466865865
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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A deeply affecting memoir about the bond between two sisters—and the 150 pounds that nearly separated them As young girls, a year apart in age, Alison and Amy Wilensky were almost indistinguishable. And they were inseparable: growing up in a comfortable Boston suburb, they were never far from each other's side, wearing matching dresses, playing the same games, eating the same food. But Alison began gaining weight in elementary school and by the time she was sixteen was morbidly obese. The sisters remained close, but over the years the daily indignities and affronts endured by Alison took their toll, reshaping her identity indelibly and affecting the sisters' relationship in unanticipated ways. In her late twenties, Alison underwent gastric bypass surgery, in the wake of which she lost more than 150 pounds and achieved the shape she'd dreamed of for so much of her life. It wasn't just her body that was transformed: every significant relationship in her life was profoundly altered. The Weight of It is a universal story of how we discover what makes us who we are, and how we become the people we want to be. Amy Wilensky is uniquely equipped to write this book, and she does so with fine perception, insight, and compassion.

The Lands of Silence

The Lands of Silence

  • Author: Clements R. Markham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108076874
  • Category: History
  • Page: 612
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Published posthumously in 1921, Markham's illustrated history draws on his extensive knowledge of contemporary polar explorers and expeditions.