Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices

When Diane Downs and her three children were shot on a quiet, country road, residents of Springfield, Oregon, were frightened. A bushy haired stranger had flagged down their car, Diane told police, as she described how the man had coldly opened fire on her sleeping children. Despite the fact she was shot, too, the young mother managed to drive to the hospital in time to save all but one child. But something about her story was fishy, and detectives began to suspect Diane was lying. Was it possible that she was the shooter? Absolutely not, her supporters insisted. Diane, they said, adored her children. When investigators suggested a motive, Diane was indignant. Not only would she never harm her own children, she certainly would never do it for the reason detectives suggested. Was the attractive blonde the wonderful mother she claimed to be? Or was she a woman so obsessed, she would kill her own young to achieve her goal? Ann Rule's critically acclaimed SMALL SACRIFICES, was an instant bestseller, and later Farrah Fawcett was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Downs in the TV miniseries based on Rule's book.

Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices

At eighteen, Brian Clark is ready to leave Akron Ohio and attend college at Ohio State. But when his parents are killed in a car accident, Brian remains in Akron to raise his twelve-year-old brother Tommy. Instead of getting his degree in business, Brian spends years working two jobs to provide for Tommy’s upbringing. At twenty, Brian falls in love with Pamela Carlyle, a gentle but strong-hearted girl who makes his family whole again. But when she gets pregnant four years later, Brian refuses to put his life on hold again. He goes to school out of state, leaving Pam behind, but guilt drives him to drink and self-destruct. After he pulls himself together, he wonders if he can reclaim his family.

Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices

What did a lifeless body found floating in the Pacific Ocean, an unused plane ticket from 1978, and a psychic’s bizarre dreams have to do with the mysterious death of Supriti Love? As a fiction writer, Timber embarks on a mission to unravel the truth, which is why she travels to the lush vineyards of CastleVine Wineries in Napa Valley. But sometimes the truth does not set you free. Instead, she finds herself trapped in a world of lies, deceit, and unimaginable horror. Can she escape, or will she end up being the victim in the world stranger than the fiction she writes? Who can she trust, and what will she need to sacrifice in order to get out alive? Is her fate already sealed, destined to be the next Ms. Love?

Small Sacrifices

Religious Change and Cultural Identity Among the Ngaju of Indonesia

Small Sacrifices

This ethnographic study shows how the Ngaju Dyaks, rain forest dwellers of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) are responding to modernity. It depicts how they are attempting to fashion a modern identity for themselves, especially by remodelling their indigenous religion.

Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices

Charlie Conti is fourteen years old and starting high school in a new town. That would be difficult for anyone, but Charlie also has to contend with the added problem of being the daughter of The Undertaker: a washed-up, former minion of Doctor Death who has been forced to take his family underground. In addition to looking after her incompetent father and wild little brother, Charlie has stumbled across a very real threat to her new town, and she seems to be the only one who notices - and the only one equipped to deal with it.

A SMALL TOWN’S SACRIFICES

LEETON IN WORLD WAR II

A SMALL TOWN’S SACRIFICES

This book is an inside look at the day to day activities in Leeton during the 1940‘s including the newspapers, letters from those who served in the military and personal accounts of those who remained at home. Numerous photographs are included that provide a visual made by the soldiers‘ and families‘ on their own cameras as they sought to deal with those frightening times. The story of World War II is presented from a unique perspective and will surprise many. It is enlightening to see a dedicated people committed to doing every thing they could to support the huge number of sons and daughters that volunteered and left to fight the War.

Memorabilia

Memorabilia

An essential text for understanding Socrates, Xenophon's Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, providing a rare firsthand account of Socrates' life and philosophy. The Memorabilia is invaluable both as a work of philosophy in its own right and as a complement to the study of Plato's dialogues. The longest of Xenophon's four Socratic works, it is particularly revealing about the differences between Socrates and his philosophical predecessors.

Development from Within

Facilitating Collective Reflection for Sustainable Change

Development from Within

"Development from below" is not enough. The key to sustainable social change is development from within- change in individual and group consciousness that leads to collective capacity for self-management among people's organizations. This book is a conversation between a practitioner and a scholar of participatory development exploring the inner and outer journeys of both development facilitators and women villagers. It is grounded in the experience of manavodaya, a non-profit organization that has facilitated self help groups among rural poor and trained development practitioners in methods of dialogue and empowerment for over twenty years. The book presents a successful method of dialogue called collective reflection that has enabled significant changes in the lives of the participants-both development professionals and villagers alike.