Officer Stacey Wilbur and Detective Milligan are getting married. Stacey is trying to catch a pervert who exposes himself to female joggers. A reflection of an angel on a big window down town is causing traffic problems, and a serial killer is working his way south,
Protagonist Kit Biddle is a rising prep school senior who finds himself tangled in a web of spiritual quandaries and intellectual absurdities. Kit’s angst is compounded by a unique psychological burden he is forced to carry: his intelligent but unstable Uncle Nat has committed an unspeakable act on what, according to the Uncle’s deranged account, were direct orders from God.
An intelligent, clever, and captivating tale, The Essence of Nathan Biddle soars in the spaces that exist between despair and hope, darkness and light, love and loss. Beautifully written, profoundly moving, and resplendent with characters destined to remain with you long after the last page is turned, The Essence of Nathan Biddle is unforgettable.
The late summer Sunday morning in 1905 appeared to be as boring as ever for Mary Johns Leonard until a stranger slid into the pew in front of her and her daughter Callie.
When the prayer ended, Mary stole a glance at the stranger before turning to the right page in the hymnal. She began to sing. The tenor voice of the stranger singing Love Devine All Loves Excelling was the most beautiful male voice she had ever heard. Could he be a professional singer passing through?
Mary’s eyes strayed to his broad shoulders more than once during the sermon. The collar on his shirt was clean, but frayed. Surely no traveling performer would have such a frayed collar. His straight black hair was clean but a bit too long at the nape of his neck. Working too hard to stop for a haircut?
The next day Mary looked up from the counter in her pappa’s general store to see the stranger. By the time he left, she knew he had grown up in Oregon where he worked at a sawmill and later helped build ships. A shipyard man. Clearly not like anyone she had ever known. A very interesting stranger.
Come along with Mary and Bill in their rocky journey of learning more about themselves and each other.
As a manager, do you find issues regularly landing on your desk? Issues that you know, in your heart of hearts, the team member does, or should, know how to sort out themselves? Is your own work regularly hijacked by team members interrupting you, to deal with their issue? Irritated? Frustrated? At the end of your tether?
If so, The Manager’s Dilemma – How to Empower Your Team’s Problem-Solving is the book for you. Understand the dilemma every manager faces. Discover the valid and invalid reasons for escalation. Explore the steps of problem-solving. Join Lisa, as she identifies the potential step each member of her team is getting stuck on. Follow Lisa, as she designs coaching options, to empower each team member. Consider your own problem-solving mindset. Plan how you’ll introduce the new approach.
Read this book and you’ll unlock your team’s potential and free yourself up and all of you will benefit.
A psychiatrist treating a psychotic patient descends into madness and finds himself at the nexus of a deadly plot. Can he trust anyone in his struggle for survival and his quest to regain his sanity? Can you guess who murdered his patient and what drove him mad? Share his hallucinations and terror through his eyes and try to unravel the mystery.