It was difficult being a familiar in a realm that didn't even believe in her existence. Her parents had been familiars, and so Mersey had been born a familiar. Even though a familiar's principal habitat was the ... But 60 Familiar Stranger.
Author: Michele Hauf
Recruited by a secret paranormal organization to hunt demons, Jack Harris never guessed the revenge he sought for his partner's death would be this complicated. Jack's worldview is black-and-white—until he is ordered to follow Mersey Bane, a beautiful woman who is also a familiar with shape-shifting abilities. Mersey belongs to the Cadre—a peaceful hermetic order that captures and studies Otherworldly Entities—which is at odds with Jack's organization. As Jack delves deeper into the inner workings of the Cadre, he finds himself drawn to Mersey like a moth to a flame. She may challenge all his beliefs, but she brings color and passion to his world. Jack doesn't know whether what he feels for Mersey is love or lust. But if he doesn't figure it out soon, they may become the hunted instead of the hunters.
Shecloses her eyes totheroad and Laurie's behavior andleans her headagainst the window's coldglass. The truck climbs 17's summit, heading backto Cupertino—no longer carrying twins. More liketwo familiar strangers.
Author: Anne Wickett Cross
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Things like this do not happen to people like me. It couldn’t possibly be Michael--he died four years ago. The world of Karen Benét, a Silicon Valley executive, is turned upside down when she runs into the stranger-who-has-to-be-Michael. Although Karen values transparency, she is suddenly caught up in clandestine meetings and secrets kept from friends and associates. As Karen and Michael struggle to protect the people they care about, their duplicity is putting those very relationships at risk. When the lie is so big, will the truth set them free?
Discussion about the familiar stranger dimension of April's story prompted both groups to recall another then-recent juvenile disappearance with a similar subtext that had also been extensively reported: that of 12-year-old Tia, ...
Author: James Morrison
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book argues that Britain is gripped by an endemic and ongoing panic about the position of children in society – which frames them as, alternately, victims and threats. It argues the press is a key player in promoting this discourse, which is rooted in a wide-scale breakdown in social trust.
The term familiar strangers has been used by a range of scholars writing about diverse subject matters—notably by sociologist Stanley Milgram in the 1970s to describe interactions between strangers in urban environments (Milgram, ...
Author: Louise Olliff
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
Who helps in situations of forced displacement? How and why do they get involved? In Helping Familiar Strangers, Louise Olliff focuses on one type of humanitarian group, refugee diaspora organizations (RDOs), to explore the complicated impulses, practices, and relationships between these activists and the "familiar strangers" they try to help. By documenting findings from ethnographic research and interviews with resettled and displaced persons, RDO representatives, and humanitarian professionals in Australia, Switzerland, Thailand, and Indonesia, Olliff reveals that former refugees are actively involved in helping people in situations of forced displacement and that individuals with lived experience of forced displacement have valuable knowledge, skills, and networks that can be drawn on in times of humanitarian crisis. We live in a world where humanitarians have varying motivations, capacities, and ways of helping those in need, and Helping Familiar Strangers confirms that RDOs and similar groups are an important part of the tapestry of care that people turn to when seeking protection far from home.
He would rather spend time with a familiar stranger than someone he has spent many years with. It's crazy to think that he was able to make all the phone calls and messages. The two old friends would ...
Author: Brett C. Begley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Escape from the ordinary world and come on an adventure with Rick and Stephanie. They will make you feel like a past forgotten is not always forever, tales of two old friends and lovers who take a chance on a forbidden love that happened a long time ago. They have lived for everyone else, and now it is time for them to explore the world together. Is it a match made in heaven, or is it a trip down the highway to hell? The secrets they have will be revealed as the couple takes a wonderful journey of sex, intrigue, and travel together. The world will never be the same again now that these two are back together.
... but more than other stranger communities, they integrated and came to the fore in Soviet imperial culture while remaining noticeably national, comfortably combining the familiar and the strange.55 They were not confined to a single ...
Author: Erik R. Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Familiar Strangers examines how the Soviet empire was built, and ultimately dismantled, by ethnic outsiders. Scott retells Soviet history from the perspective of the socialist state's internal Georgian diaspora, illuminating processes of mobility within Soviet borders and offering an understanding of empire that transcends the divide between colonizer and colonized.
But that was before I slept with Stephen Black, before I found out a stranger was searching for me. Before my mother told me she took me. ... Knowing nobody as I smile at all the familiar strangers who come to visit. Will I be happy?
Author: Jackie Walsh
Publisher: Hera books Ltd
‘It is SUCH a good mystery book, a real page turner...definitely a book I'll remember having read for a long time. I'd mark it a 6 out of 5 if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer ‘I took you, Becca. You’re not my daughter.’ Since Becca Wall’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, every day Becca loses a little more of the loving, caring mother who would do anything for her only daughter. But when one day Nancy Wall confesses that Becca is not her child, Becca’s world falls apart. Becca tells herself that the words are just a cruel symptom of Nancy’s illness; after all, she has her birth certificate, and pictures of herself as a newborn along with her Mom, Dad and older brother, Danny. Becca tries to forget, to get on with on her life – until the day the police question her about the whereabouts of a missing woman, Katie Collins. Katie has disappeared without a trace, telling her husband that she is leaving to find Rebecca Wall. But Becca doesn’t know Katie, so it’s a case of mistaken identity – isn’t it? But as Becca discovers why Katie was desperate to find her, the lies that Becca has always believed come crashing down. Soon, it’s clear that someone knows the truth – and that they’ll stop at nothing to keep their secrets... An addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller with a shocking twist that will leave you gasping. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and T.M Logan will be gripped until the very last page. Readers are hooked on Familiar Strangers...: ‘Familiar Strangers is packed to the brim with suspense that will have you hooked throughout... once you start it, you will not want to stop until you turn that very last page.’ (5 stars) By The Letter Book Reviews 'Iloved this and devoured it to the end... A stunning piece of writing with the tension and drama you expect from a top psychological thriller. Very highly recommended.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer ‘wow! It was excellent...This book is very well written, has great characters and grabbed my attention and held it the entire time I was reading.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘uncharacteristically I am very nearly speechless. I've just finished this novel and my head is still processing the events that unfolded within... I look forward to any future novels written by Jackie Walsh.’ Goodreads reviewer 'gripped me from page one and I raced through it to the end. The story is full of mystery and tension along with humour, and sadness. I highly recommend this excellent debut novel.Patricia Gibney, author of Final Betrayal ‘Wow. What a great, twisty book. Kept me guessing until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Familiar Strangers has an utterly captivating plot, and I was drawn further and further into the story as it progressed, I was kept guessing all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Compelling, fast-paced, and utterly gripping, Familiar Strangers will keep you hooked until the very end. I loved it’ Louise Phillips, author of the Dr. Kate Pearson crime thriller series ‘A fast-paced but sensitive thriller. A cracking debut.' Andrea Carter, author of the Inishowen Mystery series
I was reminded once more of my bus adventure in Pakistan, where out of nowhere a stranger had reached out and offered me simple human support and compassion in the face of chaos. ... Familiar Strangers Now an old man, Buddha made one final.
Author: Gotham Chopra
A flip through the newspaper or a glance at the evening news reveals a world in which old ways are dying and new worlds are beginning, often in the midst of violence and chaos. In the face of these massive changes and disruptions, many people are questioning their roles as individuals: Why am I here? What is my purpose? In Familiar Strangers, Gotham Chopra travels from China, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir to Chechnya and the Yucatán in search of answers to these age-old spiritual questions. Everywhere he goes, he encounters people who have had to dig within themselves to survive horrible realities and bear heart-wrenching losses. From his New York to Los Angeles flight on September 11, 2001 to a harrowing week spent among young boys toting guns in the contested hills of Kashmir and a sojourn in a small Yucatán village where he witnesses firsthand the collision between the romance of the past and the uncertain promise of the future, Chopra shares the wisdom, idealism, and sense of purpose he found in ordinary people living under extraordinary circumstances. Rich in drama and insights into cultures far different from our own, the stories Chopra recounts articulate, as well, anxieties and fears we all share. While acknowledging that his travels often take him to the extreme edges of civilized society, Chopra shows that the questions that arise in times of peril or in the face of great dangers are not so different from what many of us ask in the course of our daily lives–whether after a grueling eighty-hour work week, a six-hour exam, or a fiery argument with a lover. The challenge, he argues, is to use these moments of revelation as the first step in moving beyond self-imposed fears and limits and embracing new opportunities for spiritual growth.