Silent Voices

Author: Ann Cleeves
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250033594
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For only $6.99: From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetlandseries, both of which are hit TV shows—comes Silent Voices. “Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers.”—Louise Penny When Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the steam room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once, it’s a death from natural causes. But closer inspection reveals bruises around the victim’s throat....As she leads her team, Vera relishes the thrill she gets from running an investigation. Death has never made her feel so alive. But soon, the victim’s past reveals a shocking secret at the heart of Vera’s community, as she tries to stop a killer who wants deadly secrets kept silent. Singular, complex, and fiercely loyal, Vera has quickly become an iconic British detective loved by millions both on the page and on-screen, and Silent Voices showcases Ann Cleeves as a writer at the peak of her powers. *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of Silent Voices includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide

Silent Voices

Author: Brenda Ayres
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313324628
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Some of the greatest English novels were written during the Victorian era, and many are still widely read and taught today. But many others written during that period have been neglected by scholars and modern readers alike. With the increasing interest in revising Victorian history and gender scholarship, especially through the rediscovery of lost texts written by women, this book is a timely and much needed study. The expert contributors discuss novels by such Victorian women writers as Grace Aguilar, Catherine Crowe, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Annie E. Holdsworth, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Flora Annie Steel, Anne Thackeray, Sarah Grand, Marie Corelli, and others. These novels reveal perspectives of 19th-century British culture not present in canonized works and therefore revise our understanding of Victorian life and attitudes.

The Language Of Light

Author: Gerald Shea
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300215436
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A comprehensive history of deafness, signed languages, and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue Partially deaf due to a childhood illness, Gerald Shea is no stranger to the search for communicative grace and clarity. In this eloquent and thoroughly researched book, he uncovers the centuries-long struggle of the Deaf to be taught in sign language--the only language that renders them complete, fully communicative human beings. Shea explores the history of the deeply biased attitudes toward the Deaf in Europe and America, which illogically forced them to be taught in a language they could neither hear nor speak. As even A.G. Bell, a fervent oralist, admitted, sign language is "the quickest method of reaching the mind of a deaf child." Shea's research exposes a persistent but misguided determination among hearing educators to teach the Deaf orally, making the very faculty they lacked the principal instrument of their instruction. To forbid their education in sign language--the "language of light"--is to deny the Deaf their human rights, he concludes.

Silent Voices

Author: Peter A. Balaskas
Editor: Ex Machina Press, LLC
ISBN: 0977276341
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Silent Voices is an annual literary journal whose purpose is to publish fiction of a variety of styles and genres and place them in a specific order, producing a creative mosaic that tells a larger story. Volume Three features short fiction by Tod Goldberg (the L.A. Times Book Prize finalist for Living Dead Girl), Marlon James (The New York Times Editor's Choice for John Crow's Devil), Pushcart Prize nominee Pete Duval (Rear View), and eight other talented authors.

Silent Voices

Author: Robert L. Okin
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ISBN: 9780996077705
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We avert our eyes when we meet them on the street: homeless mentally ill people with their hand-scrawled signs, shopping carts, and cardboard boxes. Because of our fear and revulsion, we fail to see any human connection with them. Still, we're curious: How do they end up on the street? How do they survive the stress and privations of such a life? What combination of biological vulnerabilities, childhood traumas, drugs, mental disorders, and financial devastation brought them down? And how do some manage, against all odds, to climb out of this desperate situation? Former commissioner of mental health Robert Okin spent two years on the street meeting and photographing homeless individuals with mental illness to find answers to these questions. He masterfully brings these people to life through stories and images that are intimate and gritty. This is a book about hope, not just grief and despair. It challenges us to face the situation and do something about it rather than simply look a

Silent Voices

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Editor: Ex Machina Press, LLC
ISBN: 0977276317
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Silent Voices is an annual literary journal whose purpose is to publish fiction of a variety of styles and genres and place them in a specific order, producing a creative mosaic that tells a larger story. Volume Two features an interview with best-selling author George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, In Persuasion Nation) and it has been awarded First Runner-Up in the 2006 DIY Book Competition.

Silent Voices

Author: Robert Kearney
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ISBN: 9781741101751
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Provides a chronological history of the men of the Fighting Tenth - the Tenth Battalion of Australian Imperial Force (AIF) - during the Great War (1914-18). The book includes letters home from soldiers, official reports and diary entries.

Silent Voices

Author: Adam J. Berinsky
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850746
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Over the past century, opinion polls have come to pervade American politics. Despite their shortcomings, the notion prevails that polls broadly represent public sentiment. But do they? In Silent Voices, Adam Berinsky presents a provocative argument that the very process of collecting information on public preferences through surveys may bias our picture of those preferences. In particular, he focuses on the many respondents who say they "don't know" when asked for their views on the political issues of the day. Using opinion poll data collected over the past forty years, Berinsky takes an increasingly technical area of research--public opinion--and synthesizes recent findings in a coherent and accessible manner while building on this with his own findings. He moves from an in-depth treatment of how citizens approach the survey interview, to a discussion of how individuals come to form and then to express opinions on political matters in the context of such an interview, to an examination of public opinion in three broad policy areas--race, social welfare, and war. He concludes that "don't know" responses are often the result of a systematic process that serves to exclude particular interests from the realm of recognized public opinion. Thus surveys may then echo the inegalitarian shortcomings of other forms of political participation and even introduce new problems altogether.

Silent Voices

Author: Hope Harder
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1606476084
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Hope Harder has listened to the Silent Voices of the universe. She speaks, in this collection of forty ethereal poems, for the seasons, the elements and the seas, and tells the reader what they have told her. She has discovered that the secret is to learn to listen for Silent Voices and then to listen to them. They are always there-waiting for an audience. Let her teach you to hear, as she does, the Silent Voices of God's creation. Hope Harder was born in Oklahoma City but has lived most of her life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. in French from the University of Tulsa, her M.A. in American Literature from the University of Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Tulsa. She has taught on both a high school and college level. She currently is a freelance writer and a professional puzzle constructor. She is the author of a series of books including 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Cat Lovers and 101 Puzzles, Riddles and Rhymes for Attorneys. A born again Christian, Hope takes her greatest delight in acknowledging Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Silent Voices Sacred Lives

Author: Kathleen Hughes
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ISBN: 9780809133369
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Supplementary readings for the liturgical year that assist in the recovery of women's sacred memory.