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Fault Line
Author: C. Desir
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460741
Pages: 240
Year: 2013-10-15
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In a single night, Ani’s life was torn to shreds—and Ben struggles with the weight of trying to fix the unfixable in this heartbreaking and edgy debut novel. Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl—sarcastic, free-spirited Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him, too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want. But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone. Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame? Ben wants to help Ani, but the more she pushes him away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves in this powerful, gut-wrenching debut novel.
Fault Lines
Author: Beverly Bell
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468310
Pages: 256
Year: 2013-05-17
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Beverly Bell, an activist and award-winning writer, has dedicated her life to working for democracy, women's rights, and economic justice in Haiti and elsewhere. Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 12, 2010, that struck the island nation, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless, Bell has spent much of her time in Haiti. Her new book, Fault Lines, is a searing account of the first year after the earthquake. Bell explores how strong communities and an age-old gift culture have helped Haitians survive in the wake of an unimaginable disaster, one that only compounded the preexisting social and economic distress of their society. The book examines the history that caused such astronomical destruction. It also draws in theories of resistance and social movements to scrutinize grassroots organizing for a more just and equitable country. Fault Lines offers rich perspectives rarely seen outside Haiti. Readers accompany the author through displaced persons camps, shantytowns, and rural villages, where they get a view that defies the stereotype of Haiti as a lost nation of victims. Street journals impart the author's intimate knowledge of the country, which spans thirty-five years. Fault Lines also combines excerpts of more than one hundred interviews with Haitians, historical and political analysis, and investigative journalism. Fault Lines includes twelve photos from the year following the 2010 earthquake. Bell also investigates and critiques U.S. foreign policy, emergency aid, standard development approaches, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and disaster capitalism. Woven through the text are comparisons to the crisis and cultural resistance in Bell's home city of New Orleans, when the levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ultimately a tale of hope, Fault Lines will give readers a new understanding of daily life, structural challenges, and collective dreams in one of the world's most complex countries.
Author: Barbara Taylor Sissel
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1503938913
Pages: 291
Year: 2016-09-06
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It s the phone call every parent dreads: in the middle of the night, Sandy Cline learns that her twenty-year-old son, Jordan, has been in a car accident. Her nephew, Travis, was also in the car, along with Travis s girlfriend. All three are alive but barely. The car was smashed against a tree along a remote and winding road, beautiful but deadly, in their rural Texas Hill Country town. In the wake of the car crash, the close-knit family is tested like never before. Jenna, Travis s mother, blames Jordan as well as her sister, Sandy after reports surface that Jordan had been driving. As the young adults struggle to survive, tension between their parents escalates. But when trust is broken and a shocking family secret is exposed, it creates a perfect storm of harrowing consequences. Rumors in the small town spread like wildfire. When details of the accident are questioned, Sandy and Jenna wonder if their family has been destroyed beyond repair. As always, there s much more to the story if the family is to survive, they will have to come together to confront the terrible truth and overcome their pain. But are some betrayals unforgivable?"
Fault Lines
Author: Raghuram G. Rajan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839807
Pages: 280
Year: 2011-08-08
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Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines, Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also to blame, and warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us if they aren't fixed. Rajan shows how the individual choices that collectively brought about the economic meltdown--made by bankers, government officials, and ordinary homeowners--were rational responses to a flawed global financial order in which the incentives to take on risk are incredibly out of step with the dangers those risks pose. He traces the deepening fault lines in a world overly dependent on the indebted American consumer to power global economic growth and stave off global downturns. He exposes a system where America's growing inequality and thin social safety net create tremendous political pressure to encourage easy credit and keep job creation robust, no matter what the consequences to the economy's long-term health; and where the U.S. financial sector, with its skewed incentives, is the critical but unstable link between an overstimulated America and an underconsuming world. In Fault Lines, Rajan demonstrates how unequal access to education and health care in the United States puts us all in deeper financial peril, even as the economic choices of countries like Germany, Japan, and China place an undue burden on America to get its policies right. He outlines the hard choices we need to make to ensure a more stable world economy and restore lasting prosperity.
Fault Lines
Author: Giacomo Parrinello
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782389512
Pages: 274
Year: 2015-05-30
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Earth's fractured geology is visible in its fault lines. It is along these lines that earthquakes occur, sometimes with disastrous effects. These disturbances can significantly influence urban development, as seen in the aftermath of two earthquakes in Messina, Italy, in 1908 and in the Belice Valley, Sicily, in 1968. Following the history of these places before and after their destruction, this book explores plans and developments that preceded the disasters and the urbanism that emerged from the ruins. These stories explore fault lines between "rural" and "urban," "backwardness" and "development," and "before" and "after," shedding light on the role of environmental forces in the history of human habitats.
Fault Lines
Author: Nancy Huston
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802198686
Pages: 320
Year: 2008-10-14
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A brilliantly written family epic that won France’s Prix Femina and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. “An immaculate novel” (The Guardian). In a profound and poetic story, internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Nancy Huston traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to WWII-era Germany. Fault Lines begins with Sol, a gifted, terrifying child whose mother believes he is destined for greatness partly because he has a birthmark like his dad, his grandmother, and his great-grandmother. When Sol’s family makes an unexpected trip to Germany, secrets begin to emerge about their history during World War II. It seems birthmarks are not all that’s been passed down through the bloodlines. Closely observed, lyrically told, and epic in scope, Fault Lines is a touching, fearless, and unusual novel about four generations of children and their parents. The story moves from the West Coast of the United States to the East, from Haifa to Toronto to Munich, as secrets unwind back through time until a devastating truth about the family’s origins is reached. Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale in which love, music, and faith rage against the shape of evil. “Huston’s powerful novel combines the pacing of a thriller with the emotional intricacies that are the hallmark of the best family stories.” —Booklist (starred review)
Fault Lines
Author: Caitlin Shetterly
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425181618
Pages: 357
Year: 2001
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A collection of short stories by such acclaimed authors as Ann Beattie, John Updike, Andre Dubus, John Cheever, Michael Chabon, Russell Banks, Edmund White, Raymond Carver, and Sherman Alexie explores the emotional upheaval of divorce and separation from the perspectives of spouses, children, and others affected by the dissolution of a marriage.
Fault Lines of Care
Author: Carina Heckert
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813586925
Pages: 204
Year: 2018-06-01
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The HIV epidemic in Bolivia has received little attention on a global scale in light of the country’s low HIV prevalence rate. However, by profiling the largest city in this land-locked Latin American country, Carina Heckert shows how global health-funded HIV care programs at times clash with local realities, which can have catastrophic effects for people living with HIV who must rely on global health resources to survive. These ethnographic insights, as a result, can be applied to AIDS programs across the globe. In Fault Lines of Care, Heckert provides a detailed examination of the effects of global health and governmental policy decisions on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Santa Cruz. She focuses on the gendered dynamics that play a role in the development and implementation of HIV care programs and shows how decisions made from above impact what happens on the ground.
Fault Lines in the Constitution
Author: Cynthia Levinson, Sanford Levinson
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 1682630242
Pages: 235
Year: 2017-09-01
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Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced—then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the Senate. Many of us take these features in our system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and we’re still experiencing the ramifications. Each chapter in this timely and thoughtful exploration of the Constitution’s creation begins with a story—all but one of them true—that connects directly back to a section of the document that forms the basis of our society and government. From the award-winning team, Cynthia Levinson, children’s book author, and Sanford Levinson, constitutional law scholar, Fault Lines in the Constitution will encourage exploration and discussion from young and old readers alike.
Fault Lines
Author: David Goodman, Paul Weinberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520232038
Pages: 418
Year: 2001
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"This is a searingly honest book by someone who really knows his subject. Goodman is sympathetic to the attempts at transformation in my beloved motherland. The message of this book applies just as easily to the United States, where the fault lines run very deep, too. And the U.S. has been trying to solve these problems a great deal longer than the new South Africa."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu "David Goodman's vivid, intensely personal, and unobtrusively erudite book is irresistible reading for anyone who cares about South Africa."--Adam Hochshild, author of King Leopold's Ghost "A gem of a book. An excellent introduction to the intricacies of South African politics and society."--Gail M. Gerhart, Foreign Affairs "A sequence of truths shown through the lives of eight contrasted citizens, this book reveals our new South Africa with the startling accuracy of flashes of lightning on a stormy night--and with the apartheid storm over, a remarkable rainbow of hope can be seen."--Donald Woods, author of Biko
Fault Lines
Author: Anna Salter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671036963
Pages: 272
Year: 1999-01-25
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Drawing on her real-life expertise as a forensic psychologist to create "a crackling, suspenseful mystery" (Andrew Vachss), Anna Salter debuted an unforgettable heroine, Dr. Michael Stone, in Shiny Water. Now, in a thrilling new novel, Michael Stone deciphers the twisted logic of a sexual predator -- and crosses into deadly territory. A devastatingly violent attack has left one of Michael Stone's clients paralyzed by fear; her only security is the attack dog who never leaves her side. Michael has her own self-protection: even when she steps into the hot tub on the deck of her sparse A-frame house in the Vermont woods, she takes her gun. Michael has learned the hard way that her profession invites danger: she's a forensic psychologist -- an expert in analyzing and, in a perfect world, outsmarting the criminal mind. But some deviants will never be understood or rehabilitated -- like the purely evil perpetrator who has crossed Michael's path before. Alex B. Willy is a sadistic child molester, a man of monstrous deeds and chilling obsessions. Attempting to profile the psychological makeup of a molester, Michael glimpsed the darkness within through her interviews with the incarcerated Willy; flattered by her attention, he had disclosed the modus operandi of a pedophile, and even boasted about his crimes on audiotape. Now, his thirty-year sentence suddenly cut short, Alex Willy has been granted a retrial and is sprung from prison. And the one person who threatens his freedom, who knows the depths of his sickness and his seamless lies, is Michael Stone. Her friends want to hide her, while Michael -- gutsy, aggressive, and fiercely protective of her privacy -- feels safety lies in evading her stalker on her own terms. With horrifying brilliance, Willy has devised an even better way to get to Michael. Invading her professional world, Willy taunts her with malevolent e-mail messages and an intimate knowledge of her clients. Moving in her shadow but always two steps ahead, Alex B. Willy soon targets Michael's guarded personal life, delving along the fault lines of her psyche -- and setting her up for a chilling coup de grace. As authentic as a case file, and as relentless as a nightmare, Fault Lines firmly places Anna Salter alongside Patricia Cornwell and Jonathan Kellerman in a master class of top-notch psychological suspense writers.
Fault Lines
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061742899
Pages: 368
Year: 2009-10-13
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“A literary meteor shower....One great read.” —Detroit News A classic from New York Times bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons, Fault Lines is the powerful and deeply moving story of three women on a life-changing road trip up the California coast. Pat Conroy (The Prince of Tides) says that Siddons, “ranks among the best of us and delivers the goods—the whole fabulous package—with every book she writes.” Fault Lines is one of her finest, a truly stunning read from a novelist acclaimed for her wondrous array of literary masterworks—from Sweetwater Creek to Up Island through Low Country and Nora Nora.
Fault Lines
Author: Doug Johnstone
Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 1912374161
Pages: 276
Year: 2018-03-22
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Brilliantly constructed speculative crime fiction A classic whodunit Dark psychological suspense Doug Johnstone returns with his most explosive and original thriller yet... A little lie ... a seismic secret ... and the cracks are beginning to show... In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, where a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery. On a clandestine trip to new volcanic island The Inch, to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body, and makes the fatal decision to keep their affair, and her discovery, a secret. Desperate to know how he died, but also terrified she’ll be exposed, Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done... ‘A cracking and highly original thriller’ Mark Billingham ‘You don’t read Fault Lines so much as you white-knuckle your way through its twists and turns’ Megan Abbott ‘A superb, highly original psychological chiller’ Steve Cavanagh ‘Richly characterised, beautifully crafted, this is a book that you truly inhabit’ Emma Kavanagh ‘Scotland’s truest exponent of noir’ Chris Brookmyre 'A subtly off-kilter speculative thriller that builds to a truly explosive ending’ Eva Dolan ‘A pacey, gripping read’ Louise Voss ‘Sexy, fearless and addictive’ Helen FitzGerald ‘Johnstone weaves his compelling and original tale with great skill and elegance from the gripping beginning to a tense and explosive ending' Amanda Jennings ‘Brilliantly unputdownable’ Martyn Waites ‘Superb’ Luca Veste ‘Blending powerful imagination and plotting, this is the work of a writer at the top of his game’ Stuart Neville ‘Plays with every single emotion’ Susi Holliday ‘This had me hooked from the first page’ Cass Green ‘Poignant, gripping and packed with seismic shocks’ Paddy Magrane ‘Incisive, intelligent and imaginative’ Michael J. Malone ‘I was completely swept away’ Caroline Mitchell ‘Hits you lie a seismic shock’ Douglas Skelton ‘Grabs you by the throat in the first chapter’ Neil Broadfoot‘ A highly imaginative, hauntingly beautiful and genuinely clever whodunnit’ Liz Loves Books ‘His best book yet! I simply devoured this fast-paced, explosive thriller’ Portobello Book Blog ‘An explosive thriller’ Daily Record ’I read the book in one sitting, turning the pages as fast as my reading speed would allow’ Off-the-Shelf Books ’Filled with edge-of-your-seat moments, heartbreak, and the possibilities that can spiral from telling a lie’ What Jess Reads
Fault Lines
Author: Rebecca Shea
Publisher: Rebecca Shea Author LLC
ISBN: 0986428825
Pages: 286
Year: 2017-10-30
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At eleven he was my first crush. At sixteen he became mine. At nineteen he broke my heart and destroyed me. That was ten years ago and the last time I saw Cole Ryan. They say you never get over your first love...I beg to differ. I left my shattered heart buried in a town I never expected to return too. I erased every thought of him and buried the memories never to be found. I moved on...now ten years later I have the perfect life, the perfect fiancé, the perfect career. Everything I ever wanted until I'm forced to go back and face my past and the man that destroyed me. He won't stop until I know the truth no matter how hard I fight it. In the end, lies will be uncovered, hearts will be broken, and my life as I've come to know it destroyed.
Invisible Fault Lines
Author: Kristen-Paige Madonia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481430726
Pages: 336
Year: 2017-05-09
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