The Woman Who Ran Away

The Woman Who Ran Away

Author: Dwight E. Foster

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452041018

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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The Woman Who Ran Away is a mystery of sorts. Jack Waldek, the protagonist, is a senior tax manager with an obscure public accounting firm in New Jersey. He meets Fran Zetzmann when she occupies the next seat to him on an O’Hare to LaGuardia flight. Fran presumably holds a regional sales management position with an advertising representative firm and impresses Jack as an independent traveling lady. They develop a relationship which blooms into a comfortable weekend lover arrangement at Jack’s country place in a Pocono Mountains gated community called Knight Estates. Fran is a runner. She runs every weekend morning a distance of 1.8 miles regardless of weather. She leaves one Saturday morning shortly after seven in the morning and does not return, Jack sets out to look for Fran, locates the rental car in the parking lot next to the running trail and her purse is in the back seat. There is no sign of Fran. A search of her purse produces an odd looking cell phone and a wallet without credit cards. He reports her absence the next day to the Knight Estates Public Safety Department and continues to search for Fran. Jack finds that the address on her business card is nothing more than a New York City mail drop, and that Fran’s company ceased to exist three years before. He continues to probe and suddenly becomes aware that Fran is not the first person to disappear from Knight Estates. Jack then learns that the woman he had known as Fran was an operative of a Middle East industrial intelligence firm called SHALIMAR. It appears that the woman called Fran was assigned to cultivate Jack to learn about his principal client, Gianni Companies. Jack Waldek, the charming tax manager, finds himself enmeshed in a web of threats, violence, imposters. loutish public safety officers, a corporate control fight, and professional assassins. Everything is linked to Fran, the woman who ran away. Dwight Foster’s previous books include the Shattered Covenants series, (Present & Past Imperfect, The Road to McKenzie Barber, The Consultant, The Chairman, The Partner, The House of Harwell, and Twilight & Endgame) and NEW YORK FOLKS. His writings have a strong business flavor nurtured during his lengthy executive search consulting career in addition to his current role as Chairman of Foster Partners Asia, a human capital consulting firm serving clients in China, Malaysia, and Viet Nam.

The Girl Who Ran Away

The Girl Who Ran Away

Author: Susan Lund

Publisher: S. E. Lund

ISBN: 9781988265742

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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A new missing persons case, a prime suspect and questions about an old friend challenge amateur sleuth and crime reporter Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter in THE GIRL WHO RAN AWAY, the first book in The Girl Who Ran trilogy and another installment in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series. Book Two, The Next Girl, will be released Summer 2019. While Tess McClintock finishes writing her articles about Eugene Kincaid for the Seattle Sentinel, the girlfriend and daughter of an old college friend go missing. When their car turns up abandoned on a remote logging road in the mountains, Tess's friend becomes the prime suspect. Tess enlists FBI Special Agent Michael Carter to help her discover whether her old friend is responsible for their disappearance.

The Women Who Ran Away

The Women Who Ran Away

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472254801

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

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*LOSE YOURSELF THIS SUMMER IN THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* 'One of my favourite authors' MARIAN KEYES Deira isn't the kind of woman to steal a car. Or drive to France alone with no plan. But then, Deira didn't expect to be single. Or to suddenly realise that the only way she can get the one thing she wants most is to start breaking every rule she lives by. Grace has been sent on a journey by her late husband, Ken. She doesn't really want to be on it but she's following his instructions, as always. She can only hope that the trip will help her to forgive him. And then - finally - she'll be able to let him go. Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Grace and Deira find that it's easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there's no escaping the truth, whether you're running away from it or racing towards it . . . *LOSE YOURSELF THIS SUMMER IN THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* Praise for Sheila O'Flanagan's irresistible novels: 'Brilliantly written and with plot twists popping out like Prosecco corks' Woman and Home 'An exciting love story with a deliciously romantic denouement' Sunday Express 'A feel-good story told by a funny and down-to-earth heroine' Woman's Weekly 'If you're seeking an escape of your own, this sunny, evocative story is the perfect place to hide away' S Magazine A NO. 1 IRISH BESTSELLER (JULY 2020) A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (MARCH 2021)

They All Ran Away

They All Ran Away

Author: Edward Ronns

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479446728

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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They All Ran Away— Except Malcolm Hunter—the busiest body in town... And Evelyn, his lady—trapped by her dishonest millions and a taste for men alive... And lovely Ferne—a girl unfaitheful unto death, who coveted life... Barney pursued them. He chased them through a labyrinth of horrors into the borrowed arms of a woman with a wrongway heart. For Barney’s task was to smash a killer’s grip on justice, and break a crime that meant murder for sale!

A Grammar of Emai

A Grammar of Emai

Author: Ronald P. Schaefer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110766288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1019

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This reference grammar is the first ever description of West Africa’s Edoid language Emai. It incorporates narrative, lexical and grammatical field results over the last three decades. Treated are morphology, syntax and argument structure after an introductory phonology and orthographic overview highlighting grammatical and lexical tone. Individual chapters delineate noun and verb phrase structure as well as clause shape in discourse and clause combination. Noun inflection and derivation are detailed as is verb inflection in the context of tense, aspect and modality. Noun phrase character encompasses remnant noun classes, nominal modification types and pronoun forms followed by conjunction. Verb phrase features include complex predicates, both verbs in series and verb plus postverbal particle, functionally distinct copulas, double objects, and sentence complement types constrained by matrix verb. Also analyzed are preverbal and postverbal adverbials relative to information question types. Multi-clause constructions are profiled as to coding varieties across dependent clauses as well as precedence relations. A concluding chapter presents a sample narrative in orthographic form, interlinear gloss and English free translation.

The Pitfalls of Protection

The Pitfalls of Protection

Author: Torunn Wimpelmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520966390

Category: History

Page: 230

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At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy.

Hindu Divorce

Hindu Divorce

Author: Livia Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317121893

Category: Law

Page: 284

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This comparative study investigates the place of Hindu divorce in the Indian legal system and considers whether it offers a way out of a matrimonial crisis situation for women. Using the narratives of the social actors involved, it poses questions about the relationship between traditional jurisdictions located in rural areas and the larger legal culture of towns and cities in India, and also in the UK and USA. The multidisciplinary approach draws on research from the social sciences, feminist and legal studies and will be of interest to students and scholars of law, anthropology and sociology.

In Quest of Indian Folktales

In Quest of Indian Folktales

Author: Sadhana Naithani

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112026

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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"[A] rare piece of scholarly detective work." -- Margaret Mills, Ohio State University In Quest of Indian Folktales publishes for the first time a collection of northern Indian folktales from the late 19th century. Reputedly the work of William Crooke, a well-known folklorist and British colonial official, the tales were actually collected, selected, and translated by a certain Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. In 1996, Sadhana Naithani discovered this unpublished collection in the archive of the Folklore Society, London. Since then, she has uncovered the identity of the mysterious Chaube and the details of his collaboration with the famous folklorist. In an extensive four-chapter introduction, Naithani describes Chaube's relationship to Crooke and the essential role he played in Crooke's work, as both a native informant and a trained scholar. By unearthing the fragmented story of Chaube's life, Naithani gives voice to a new identity of an Indian folklore scholar in colonial India. The publication of these tales and the discovery of Chaube's role in their collection reveal the complexity of the colonial intellectual world and problematize our own views of folklore in a postcolonial world.

Delphi Complete Works of Howard Pyle (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Howard Pyle (Illustrated)

Author: Howard Pyle

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788779555

Category: Fiction

Page: 5798

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The American illustrator and author Howard Pyle is best known for his celebrated children’s books. His magazine and book illustrations are regarded as among the finest of the turn-of-the-century period in the Art Nouveau style. Pyle achieved especial fame as an accomplished and original illustrator of historical legends and fairy stories, noted for the vivid richness and historical accuracy of his work — both as a writer and an artist. Many of Pyle’s children’s stories are now regarded as American classics, including 'The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood', 'Otto of the Silver Hand', 'Jack Ballister’s Fortunes' and his magical tales of Arthurian legend. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Pyle’s complete published works, with hundreds of illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pyle’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘The Garden behind the Moon’ * All of the novels feature Pyle’s original illustrations — over a 1,000 illustrations * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare uncollected short stories available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide range of Pyle’s illustration work for other novelists * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883) Within the Capes (1885) The Rose of Paradise (1888) Otto of the Silver Hand (1888) A Modern Aladdin (1892) Men of Iron (1892) The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes (1895) The Garden behind the Moon (1895) Rejected of Men (1903) The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1903) The Story of the Champions of the Round Table (1905) The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions (1907) The Ruby of Kishmoor (1908) The Story of the Grail and the Passing of King Arthur (1910) The Shorter Fiction Pepper and Salt (1886) The Wonder Clock (1888) Twilight Land (1895) The Price of Blood (1899) Stolen Treasure (1907) Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates (1921) Uncollected Short Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Works Illustrated by Pyle Grandmother’s Story of Bunker Hill Battle (1874) by Oliver Wendell Holmes A Story of the Golden Age by James Baldwin The One Hoss Shay (1892) by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sir Christopher (1901) by Maud Wilder Goodwin Captain Ravenshaw (1901) by Robert Neilson Stephens Illustrations from ‘Chivalry’ (1901) by James Branch Cabell The Island of Enchantment (1905) by Justus Miles Forman Dulcibel (1907) by Henry Peterson Lincoln’s Last Day (1910) by William H. Crook Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry

African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry

Author: Ras Michael Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139561044

Category: History


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African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry examines perceptions of the natural world revealed by the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period into the twentieth century. Focusing on Kongo nature spirits known as the simbi, Ras Michael Brown describes the essential role religion played in key historical processes, such as establishing new communities and incorporating American forms of Christianity into an African-based spirituality. This book illuminates how people of African descent engaged the spiritual landscape of the Lowcountry through their subsistence practices, religious experiences and political discourse.