In the world of hip hop you would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of Canadian rapper, Drake. His first and second albums both debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. He has collaborated with rap royalty such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay Z and Lil Wayne and written songs for Jamie Foxx and Alicia Keys. Needless to say Drake is a superstar whose music can be heard on radio stations and in clubs around the world. Far From Over is the first biography to reveal the life story of Drake, written by Canada's foremost expert on hip hop culture.
Welcome to Twin Oaks—the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion—and one to set things straight… Check-in: Chance Maguire was reeling from the news. He'd just been informed he was the father of three-year-old twin girls…and they'd been kidnapped! Chance hadn't even known his ex-wife, Maureen Cooper, had been pregnant when they divorced. He was outraged, angry and confused. But concern for the daughters he'd never met had Chance rushing to Twin Oaks, Maureen's B and B. Checkout: Maureen, a former NYPD detective, was normally cool under pressure. But the kidnapper's warning not to tell anyone had Maureen terrified. How could she keep the kidnapping quiet in a small town like Cooper's Corner? She was desperate, close to breaking. And when Chance arrived, all Maureen wanted to do was throw herself into his strong, capable arms….
A captivating digital original companion novella to April Lindner's Love, Lucy. Jesse Palladino is used to moving on. As a street musician backpacking through Europe, he's never in one place for long. Which is why it's so surprising he can't seem to move on from Lucy, the girl he fell for in Florence. They parted ways when Lucy returned home to start college, but every crowded piazza and winding cobblestone street reminds Jesse of the time they spent together. Now staying with a friend in Naples, he can't help wondering if it's time to pack up and move on again. But just when his mind is made up, something--or someone--might give him a reason to stay. ~13,600 words
Sheila O'Flanagan's bestseller FAR FROM OVER is a captivating novel for anyone who ever wondered if they made the right decision about the man they used to love. Not to be missed by readers of Marian Keyes and Freya North. Gemma Garvey's marriage has been over for ages. Gemma ended it and chose to be a single mother rather than continue the pretence that her marriage to work-obsessed David Hennessy was working. So why is she so upset when he marries bimbo Orla O'Neill? Is it that Orla's thin and gorgeous whilst Gemma, at thirty-five, feels more like fifty-five? Or that David's starting a new life whilst she's facing middle age alone? For Orla, being wife no. 2 isn't all she's imagined, always aware of how Gemma coped with a house, family and job while she can't even cook dinner without setting the kitchen alight. To David, who has loved them both, there isn't a problem. But actually the trouble's just begun... What readers are saying about Far From Over: 'If you want a fun book which will keep you amused then you don't get much better than Far From Over' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Pacy, interesting, poignant' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Emotions run high as the story focuses in on the feelings of each character, including those of the 'other woman'. I really got to know the characters well' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Ebony Creek High, located in none other than Ebony Creek, Pennsylvania, is a rather...odd school. Whether it's the chemistry teacher setting the desks on fire repeatedly every period, or their albino owl mascot, it's not the epitome of a normal American school. The town is essentially as straight as an arrow, and they're proud of the fact none of them have an...odd idea of life. In the midst of this town, a group of friends are going into sophomore year at Ebony Creek High. Little do they know, nothing will be the same come summer. Everything about their lives--absolutely everything--will collide, and already one of them is freaking out. She has a massive secret, one that will change the group dynamic right off the bat. But the truth is, every single one of them has been hiding something from the others. And if they don't have each other, those secrets may ruin everything once they come out.
Exploring the Experiences of Parents and Adolescents Following Discharge After Inpatient Surgery
Author: William Dagg
Background: Pain management is a major issue in post-operative care. Little is known about the pain management experiences of parents and adolescents following discharge from inpatient surgery. Studies examining pain outcomes following day surgery suggest that children often experience severe pain and parents are challenged in providing pain care. Objective: To explore the pain management experiences of parents and adolescents following discharge from hospital after inpatient surgery. Results: Thematic analysis found that parents and adolescents were challenged in providing pain care. School return was more difficult than anticipated yet parents and adolescents were unsure how to navigate pain at school. Discharge education focused on analgesic management, leaving participants to discover non-pharmacological strategies on their own. Conclusions: Recovery from post-operative pain following inpatient surgery is challenging; nurses and healthcare professionals need to better prepare parents and adolescents to meet pain care needs following discharge.
This book is a study of Far from Heaven, a commercially successful film that nevertheless sits rather ambiguously on the boundary between independent and mainstream cinema, operating as an alternative to 'blockbuster' fare.
Breaking Away from Complacency: An Agenda for Resurgence
Author: Harinder S Kohli
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Business & Economics
Latin America 2040 presents a longer term vision of Latin American society and economies, within which current policy debates and actions must be anchored. It presents a set of multigenerational issues that must be tackled urgently in order for countries in the region to sharply reduce inequities as well as raise their economic growth rates. While most Latin Americans have weathered the latest economic turmoil reasonably well, the fact is that the region has been underperforming Asia for the past thirty years. Much of Latin America is mired in the "middle income trap". This book argues that the current situation is untenable economically, socially and politically. At the same time, the authors believe that the region can and must aim higher and aspire to achieve much more rapid economic growth and a much faster reduction in disparities during the next three decades. This book presents a bold and ambitious new vision of Latin America and offers an agenda for such a resurgence of Latin America. It presents a strategy for the regional economies to realize this vision by sharply raising their growth rates while achieving much more inclusive societies. This, in turn, will allow Latin America to reverse the trend of the past thirty years during which it steadily and significantly lost its share of the world economy and thus enter a new era of hope and prosperity.