Absolution

Author: Patrick Flanery

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0307401294

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In this stunning literary debut, Patrick Flanery delivers a devastating and intimate portrait of post-apartheid South Africa, and the perils of taking sides when the sides are changing around you. Told in shifting perspectives, Absolution is centred on the mysterious character of Clare Wald, a controversial writer of great fame, haunted by the memories of a sister she fears she betrayed to her death and a daughter she fears she abandoned. Clare comes to learn that in this conflict the dead do not stay buried, and the missing return in other forms--such as the small child present in her daughter's last days who has reappeared, posing as Clare's official biographer. Sam Leroux, a South African expatriate returning to Cape Town after many years in New York, gradually earns Clare's trust, his own ghosts emerging from the histories that he and Clare begin to unravel, leading them both along a path in search of reconciliation and forgiveness. From the Hardcover edition.

Absolution

A Novel

Author: Miriam Herin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Maggie Delaney's world implodes one rainy afternoon when her husband Richard is murdered in a botched drug store robbery. To her horror, Maggie learns the shooting may not have been an accident. An idealistic wife and mother, Maggie attempts to find out what really happened. Her search leads her back to her Carolina roots, through the streets of 1960s New York and modern-day Boston. She retraces the steps of a generation that came of age when the Vietnam War raged and the world was embroiled in conflict. Then, as the murder trial draws near, disturbing questions will arise about Richard and his possible role in military atrocities. Finally, in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Maggie will uncover a legacy of secrets about the man she thought she knew - and the troubled world they shared.

Absolution

How to Recognize a Sex Offender

Author: Prof. Michael A. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462808166

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Absolution; How to Recognize a Sex Offender is a fictionalized account of real events that occurred during Michael Davis's 7 year experience treating adult sex offenders at the Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center, in Avenel, New Jersey. It is an depth look at what happens in sex offender prisons from the standpoint of a treating psychologist.

Absolution by Murder

A Sister Fidelma Mystery

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312139187

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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In A.D. 664, when someone murders the Abbess Etain during the synod between the Roman and Celtic churches, Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church and Brother Eadulf of the Roman church must find the killer and prevent civil war

Absolution

Author: Susan Fleet

Publisher: Susan Fleet

ISBN: 1435708415

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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A Big Easy heatwave, religious controversy, racial tensions and a twisted killer on the loose. An NOPD detective teams up with an African-American woman journalist to catch a creepy killer.

Absolution

Author: Carom Ramsay

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628157836

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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"Highly literate and entirely engrossing. One of the year's best literary thrillers." —The Washington Post It's twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow's Western Infirmary. Daily he'd watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she'd smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland. Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he's been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer. With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme. Praise for CARO RAMSAY "While fellow-Scot Ian Rankin's narrative is unruly, Ramsay's is stately. It works because the story she tells is highly literate and entirely engrossing. McAlpine's passion leads the novel to a conclusion as powerful as it is unexpected. Absolution is among the year's best literary thrillers.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post "Let me recommend a first novel by Caro Ramsay, a Scottish author who is able to write scenes of heartbreaking tenderness nestled amid evocations of such grotesque violence that it is difficult to imagine that they can coexist as such sublime interlocking pieces of the whole. A noir police novel, like those by fellow Scottish author Ian Rankin, but with deeper psychological exploration, Absolution marks the beginning of what certainly will be a major career."—Otto Penzler, New York Sun

Absolution

Author: Gail Gallant

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0385679653

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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In this suspenseful, romantic sequel to Apparition, Amelia Mackenzie, reluctant teenage clairvoyant, is caught up in a series of paranormal mysteries that threaten to unravel everything she believes in. After Amelia's best friend and secret crush Matthew dies in an apparent suicide, Amelia is heartbroken. Adding to her upheaval is the realization that she is firmly in the clutches of Matthew's ghost. Even after the barn in which Matthew had died is burnt to the ground, Matthew's spirit continues to stalk the ruins and Amelia must try to take care of his increasingly restless and reckless ghostly acts. It's not easy for Amelia to keep Matthew's presence a secret from her two brothers and her grandmother, Joyce. Amelia even tries to keep Matthew's 'survival' from her ghost tracking mentor Morris and his son Kip. But she is harbouring an even bigger secret these days: her deepening feelings for Kip. Unable to reconcile her longing for the flesh-and-blood Kip with her commitment to Matthew's ghost, she's pushed Kip away. Now, he's gone back to school in Chicago, and she can't get him off her mind. By the time Amelia and Morris are given a new ghost-tracking challenge, Kip has returned to Grey County for spring break, and long buried sparks are beginning to fly. As the trio set out to uncover the mysterious story behind a local inn that seems to harbour a ghost with a guilty conscience, desperate for forgiveness the mystery only deepens. Before long, a stretch of country road nearby reveals a strange history of its own--a series of fatal car accidents involving deer. Is there a connection between the haunted inn and the deadly stretch of road that it's on? With the rivalry intensifying between Matthew and Kip, Amelia's heart is in more conflict than ever. The ghost Matthew gets ever more comfortable in his phantom skin, which means Kip's headed for trouble, and only Amelia can protect him.

ABSOLUTION

A false start to The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802723557X

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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With The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald made a conscious departure from the writing process of his previous novels. He started planning it in June 1922, after completing his play The Vegetable and began composing The Great Gatsby in 1923. He ended up discarding most of it as a false start, some of which resurfaced in the story "Absolution." Unlike his previous works, Fitzgerald intended to edit and reshape Gatsby thoroughly, believing that it held the potential to launch him toward literary acclaim. He told his editor Maxwell Perkins that the novel was a "consciously artistic achievement" and a "purely creative work — not trashy imaginings as in my stories but the sustained imagination of a sincere and yet radiant world." He added later, during editing, that he felt "an enormous power in me now, more than I've ever had." The Great Gatsby takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, a time of prosperity in the United States after World War I. It is widely regarded as a "Great American Novel" and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Absolution

Author: Diana Gerdenits

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426986467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Shawn Phillips' ABSolution

The Practical Solution for Building Your Best Abs

Author: Shawn Phillips

Publisher: High Point Media

ISBN: 9780972018401

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 130

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A fitness expert presents a common sense program for building a lean, healthy body, and specific exercises to improve definition of the abdominal muscles.

Absolution

Author: Paul E. Hardisty

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1912374145

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It’s 1997, and eight months since vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker fled South Africa after his explosive testimony to Desmond Tutu’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In Paris, Rania LaTour, Claymore’s former lover, comes home to find that her son and her husband, a celebrated human rights lawyer, have disappeared. On an isolated island off the coast of East Africa, the family that Clay has befriended is murdered as he watches. So begins the fourth instalment in the Claymore Straker series, a breakneck journey through the darkest reaches of the human soul, as Clay and Rain fight to uncover the mystery behind the disappearances and murders, and find those responsible. Relentlessly pursued by those who want them dead, they must work together to uncover the truth, and to find a way to survive in a world gone mad. At times brutal, often lyrical, but always gripping, Absolution is a thriller that will leave you breathless and questioning the very basis of how we live and why we love. ‘A trenchant and engaging thriller that unravels this mysterious land in cool, precise sentences’ Stav Sherez, Catholic Herald ‘This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page...’ Literary Review ‘Gripping and exciting ... the quality of Hardisty’s writing and the underlying truth of his plots sets this above many other thrillers’ West Australian ‘Searing ... at times achieves the level of genuine poetry’ Publishers Weekly ‘A stormer of a thriller - vividly written, utterly tropical, totally gripping’ Peter James ‘Beautifully written, blisteringly authentic, heart-stoppingly tense and unusually moving’ Paul Johnston ‘The plot burns through petrol, with multiple twists and turns’ Vicky Newham ‘A solid, meaty thriller – Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character’ Lee Child ‘A fast-paced action thriller, beautifully written’ Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography

Far Cry Absolution

Author: Urban Waite

Publisher: Ubisoft

ISBN: 194521032X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Hope County, Montana. Land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Church of Eden’s Gate that has slowly been infiltrating the residents’ daily lives in the past years. Mary May Fairgrave, a local barkeep, has lost almost everything to the Church: her parents died in suspicious conditions and her brother, entranced by the cult leader’s charismatic words, has vanished. When the authorities refuse to investigate further, she decides to take matters in to her own hands. Local hunter William Boyd was saved by Eden’s Gate years ago, during the darkest moments of his life. When his duties lead him to cross paths with Mary May, the daughter of one of his old friends, he soon discovers that what is happening in the county is far from what he believed. Up against an omniscient and dangerous adversary, Mary May stands little chance. But the unexpected intervention of William Boyd will change her journey — as well as his.

Absolution

Author: Oreva Ode-Irri

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546282025

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What do you do when you dont know what to do? How do you move on from a past that refuses to set you free from its grip? How do you let go of all youve ever known how to hold on to? This is a tale of three friends and their journey through the unknown.

Absolution

Author: A. Alico

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546249869

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 184

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This is a short story about a man who tried to live his life to the fullest till a tragedy occurs and his wife dies. It has poetic elements inside it. When his wife dies, he gives up on his life. It is over in the blink of an eye. In the end, his daughter, whom he had stopped talking to, finds a check in the house with the same last name, realizing it was her fathers. The check was never cashed. Will she live her life to the fullest or let it pass her by? This book is a lesson about life, and included are some of my poetry.

Absolution: Happy Kitty #1

Author: Christos Gage

Publisher: Avatar Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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CHRISTOS GAGE rocked the comics' community with the events of Absolution: Rubicon! From the ashes of the Polymath's rampage comes the first special origin issue of fan-favorite character, Happy Kitty! Gage is joined by fan-favorite artist Paul (Freakangels) Duffield who illustrates and colors this issue. She's just an average teenage girl who likes to play violent video games... with one small exception. She's also an Enhancile with the gift of agility and precognition that was raised by killers and likes to cut bad people up into tiny cat nip sized bits. Before Happy Kitty finds her new way in life as an enforcer for John Dusk, we are treated to a unique story that reveals how a special little girl became the most ruthless assassin Japan has ever known. I bet the story is killer... hehehehe.

The Absolution

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Holt

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062267094

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In this mesmerizing finale to the revolutionary Carnivia Trilogy—following The Abomination and The Abduction—Venetian police captain Kat Tapo and U.S. Army intelligence analyst Holly Boland embark on their most dangerous and disturbing journey yet. On Venice’s popular Lido beach, a man is found lying on the shore, his throat slit and his tongue viciously torn out, and his face covered by an unusual antique mask. Superiors inside the Venice Carabinieri have finally given Captain Kat Tapo permission to run her first murder case. But when she learns that the mask is a Masonic “hoodwink”—and that the circumstances of the man’s death are eerily similar to the Masonic punishment for betrayal—she suspects that her appointment has darker implications. As a woman, she cannot penetrate the closed world of Italian freemasonry. The dead man is identified as a senior partner in a small Catholic bank currently engaged in negotiations with one of Italy’s richest men. Yet Kat knows that, when it comes to Venice’s most powerful and influential, money isn’t the only motive for murder. While she focuses on her investigation, American intelligence analyst Holly Boland finds a document among her father’s possessions that offers evidence of a shocking Cold War cover-up. The deeper the second lieutenant digs into what her father knew, the more she begins to wonder: Was her father silenced before he could expose the truth? Reclusive genius Daniele Barbo, creator of the anonymous virtual world Carnivia.com, makes a chilling discovery of his own: his website has been contaminated by a malevolent virus that will cripple Italy unless he can break his own encryption and prevent catastrophe. As the three cases merge, the trio of allies uncover a conspiracy involving the security services, the Church, and the CIA—a devastating plot stretching back decades that could destroy all three of them . . . but not without a fight.

Absolution

Author: Elizabeth Quintino

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418406279

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Paulo Altro was a self-made millionaire who along with the blessings of financial wealth came the sorrow of a childless marriage. The Altro's desire for fulfillment in their marriage courageously turned them toward adoption in an era when it was being frowned upon, leading to the adoption of a little boy by the name of Michael. Paulo's wife passed away from cancer shortly after Michael's Ordination, leaving Paulo living a solitary life. Paulo found solace in throwing himself literally into his job, sometimes to the point of working beyond the eight-hour work day, only to go home to sleepless nights grieving over his loss. Years later Michael was assigned to his home parish only to find Paulo married for a second time giving him the siblings he desired throughout his childhood. Shortly after Michael's arrival a disgruntled employee masterminds a kidnapping scenario involving all of Paulo's children and grandchildren hoping for financial gain. The strength and faith Paulo exhibits during the negotiations are immeasurable, even to the point of offering himself up in exchange for his children's lives.