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The Fixers

Author : Lindsay Palmer
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News "fixers" are locally-based media employees who serve as translators, coordinators, and guides to foreign journalists in unfamiliar terrain. Operating in the shadows, fixers' contributions to journalism are largely hidden from us, yet they underpin the entire international news industry: almost every international news story we read today could not be produced without a fixer. Indeed, without fixers' on-the-ground skill and intimate knowledge of a territory, journalists would struggle to document stories unfolding in countries outside their own. Despite this, however, fixers remain one of the most under-protected and undervalued groups contributing to the production of news. Targeted by militant groups and governments, even by their neighbors, they must often engage in a precarious balancing act, bridging the divides between foreign journalists and the people who live and work in fixers' own communities. In this book, Lindsay Palmer reveals the lives and struggle of those performing some of the most important work in international news. Drawing on interviews with 75 fixers around the world, Palmer is the first researcher to illuminate fixers' own rich narratives, offering a glimpse of how difficult it is to play the role of cultural mediator, both in and out of conflict zones. A news fixers' is not simply administrative; rather, the fixer's engagement with the story is editorial and, more importantly, cultural. Each task that a fixer takes on is a creative effort at mediating between different lived experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, community, and nation. Ultimately, The Fixers offers a different picture of international reporting than most people are accustomed to seeing: one that is more collaborative, more contested, and more fluid in its understanding of "truth" in a global, cross-cultural context.

The Fixer

Author : Bernard Malamud
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The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel -- one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel. Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit.

The Glitch in Sleep

Author : Michael Wexler
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Ever wondered if the world around you was not as it appeared? That there was something bigger going on you couldn't quite put your finger on? Welcome to The Seems, a secret organisation that makes sure our world keeps running. From weather, to sleep, to nightmares, The Seems is behind everything, keeping things ticking over. Unless there's a Glitch, which is where Becker Drane comes in. Becker has the coolest job of any 7th grader - he works as a Fixer for The Seems. When a Glitch is reported in the Department of Sleep, Becker is dispatched to fix it, but he's not so sure this is a routine mission. Could the Bed Bugs, who are behind our Worst Nightmares, be responsible for the problems? Or maybe it's The Tide, an underground organisation bent on destroying The Seems? No matter what, Becker's in for an adventure, and it'll take all his training, a little luck, and the coolest ToolsTM known in (or out of) The Seems to Fix the problem

The World fixer

Author : Thomas Bernhard
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This translation of Thomas Bernhard's Der Weltverbesserer makes a contemporary masterpiece available to English language readers for the first time. While echoing the dramatic works of Samuel Becket, Heiner Muller and Peter Handke, The World-Fixer is quintessentially Bernardian and one of his most stage-worthy plays. Presenting a theme he would explore in the play Ritter Dene Voss and the novels Wittgenstein's Nephew and The Loser, The World-Fixer revolves around a self-centred, self-styled genius loosely patterned on Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The protagonist is the author of an obscure philosophical tract ostensibly designed to improve the condition of the world, if the world could only understand it. Over the course of a day, he looks forward to receiving an honorary degree, while reflecting on his life and engaging in dysfunctional banter. Combining absurdist comedy with an astute satire of academic pomposity, The World-Fixer ultimately gives a moving portrait of simple human frailty.

The Fixer Upper Man

Author : Cooper Lawrence
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The Fixer s Daughter

Author : Hy Conrad
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From the Writer/Producer of Monk and White Collar, The Fixer's Daughter pits father against daughter in a twisted tale of murder, deadly secrets and family loyalty. Three years ago, Callie McFee accidentally caused her father's political downfall. Once the most influential man in Texas, Buddy McFee resigned from office and became a "fixer", a person who makes big problems go away. When a prominent CEO is caught trying to bury a raped and murdered girl, it looks like an open-and-shut case. But then Buddy steps in. Soon the wealthy suspect develops an alibi and evidence starts disappearing. Callie, an investigative reporter, used to adore her father. He was brilliant but honorable. Now she thinks he may be helping a cold-blooded killer escape justice. And then Callie discovers something even more troubling. The great Buddy McFee, the man protecting all the scandals in the state, is in the early stages of dementia. If this ever goes public, it would destroy his spirit, end his career and probably get him killed. Can Callie go up against her father and expose a ruthless killer? Can she do this and still keep his secret from the world? Or, as she inches closer to the truth, will she wind up getting both of them murdered?

Funeral Homilies

Author : William J. Bausch
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Father Bill Bausch's homilies are always outstanding. He brings a deep pastoral presence and much thought and preparation to each of them. This has never been more evident than here in this book of funeral homilies. Each is crafted to reflect the person remembered as well as the message of Scripture. Each reflects the communal nature of a Catholic funeral and is sensitive to the status of the mourners: non-Catholics, lapsed Catholics, faithful parishioners, relatives, and friends. Father Bill's words are faith-filled and compassionate, comforting and challenging, communal and personal. He regards the funeral liturgy as one of the greatest teachable moments the Church offers and here this is very evident. Highly recommended for all priests, deacons, and preachers. Book jacket.

Planet of Slums

Author : Mike Davis
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An exploration of modern-world urbanization cites a concerning rise in slum life that currently accounts for nearly one-fifth of the world's population, arguing that urban populations are disconnected and exempt from the formal world economy and may represent an explosive convergence of ethnic, religious, and political unrest.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Golden Chance

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A Touch of Love

Author : Sheryl Lister
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A passion to believe in Lexia Daniels can't deny that her café's most loyal customer is as tempting as any of the delicious treats she bakes. Burned by a bitter divorce, she tries to keep her desire in check around Khalil Gray, but the gorgeous ex-model is intent on seduction. Then a devastating accident reveals the complicated man behind the perfectly sculpted body… A man she can't seem to resist. At first, Khalil sees Lexia as a sexy challenge. But after an explosion shatters his world, she becomes the only person he can't seem to push away. And every sign around him is telling him he needs her close. Khalil is happy to explore their erotic chemistry as long as it means resisting real emotion. But playing by his old rules could cost him the love he never thought he'd find…

His Majesty s Temporary Bride

Author : Annie West
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Out of the shadows… As the illegitimate secret daughter of royalty, Cat’s life has been far from luxurious. After years of bullying, she’s set against a return to her childhood home. But her princess half sister has mysteriously disappeared ahead of her engagement to charismatic King Alexander. …into the bed of the king! Cat agrees to stand in for her—but she didn’t agree to the electric attraction between her and Alex! He might have no idea who she really is—but when their insatiable desire threatens to strip away every boundary between them, Cat cannot hold back from the temptation of Alex’s caress…

The Heir Affair

Author : Cat Schield
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Bound by the Baby Singer Melody Caldwell has given guarded entrepreneur Kyle Tailor months to take their relationship from casual to serious—and run smack into the wall around his heart. But fate has intervened—because Melody's pregnant. Jealousy. Fear. Amazement. Kyle doesn't know how to feel about Melody's news. He's been holding back to protect himself. But when a mysterious someone takes too great an interest in Kyle's woman and unborn child, it forces Kyle's hand. If the millionaire hopes to keep what's his, he has to stake his claim now…with all his heart and soul. The Heir Affair is part of the Las Vegas Nights series.

Taking Home the Tycoon

Author : Catherine Mann
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Workaholic millionaire meets feisty single mom! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann! Sexy cybersecurity guru Max St. Cloud's trip to Royal, Texas, is strictly business: he's here to expose a tech-savvy blackmailer. Falling for Natalie Valentine, the captivating widow who runs the local B and B, isn't on the agenda. Plus, Max isn't daddy material and she comes with two kids too many. So why does he rethink his bachelor status after one red-hot kiss? Max's heart is damaged goods, yet Natalie can't deny her growing feelings. But will the recently widowed single mom go to any lengths to show the reluctant family man where he belongs?

A Family for the Billionaire

Author : Dani Wade
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This stubborn tycoon isn’t a family man…or is he? When Royce Brazier hires the hottest event planner in Savannah to mastermind his charity masquerade ball, it’s just another win for his portfolio. But Jasmine Harden isn’t some lackey to boss around. The dynamic single mom and her adorable little girl quickly penetrate Royce’s business-only facade…and Jasmine’s passionate kisses cast a sensual spell… Jasmine fears falling for the most eligible bachelor in town, even as she falls into Royce’s bed. Is her billionaire boss’s bad attitude about family based on a deeper hurt? Perhaps Jasmine and her daughter are the ones to change his mind!

Decadent Desire

Author : Zuri Day
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The reunion they've been dreaming of The youngest heir to a legendary Northern California dynasty is back in the family fold, gearing up to open his own therapy practice. Life's perfect—except for the miles that separate psychologist Julian Drake from his longtime love Nicki Long. So when the Broadway dancer makes a visit to their idyllic town, Julian is beyond thrilled. Desire reignites as he and Nicki reaffirm their commitment, ready more than ever for their happy ending. Relocating to New York was the toughest decision of Nicki's life—even if it meant realizing a childhood dream. Now she's finally reunited with the man she loves, but there's trouble in Paradise Cove. The danger that has followed Nicki west threatens everyone she cherishes most, including the seemingly untouchable Drake clan. With Julian's career—and her own life—at risk, Nicki's up against a deadly adversary that could end her future with the Drake of her dreams…

Twelve Nights of Temptation

Author : Barbara Dunlop
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His Christmas Cinderella! From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop. These days, the only woman who interests Matt Emerson is the one working on his yacht. Even covered in grease, marine mechanic Tasha Lowell excites him. But he knows a romance with the boss isn't part of her professional playbook. Yet when a saboteur targets Matt's charter-boat empire, Tasha agrees to be Matt's date at a holiday ball to gather intel. Tasha was beautiful before the makeover, but now she takes his breath away. Suddenly, keeping this strictly business isn't an option… Twelve Nights of Temptation is part of the Whiskey Bay Brides trilogy.

Harlequin Kimani Romance November 2017 Box Set

Author : Yahrah St. John
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Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price! TAMING HER BILLIONAIRE Knights of Los Angeles Yahrah St. John Maximus Knight is used to getting what he wants, so seducing gallery owner Tahlia Armstrong into turning over her shares of his family’s company should be easy. But when a shocking power play threatens their passionate bond, Tahlia must decide if she can trust Max with her heart. A TOUCH OF LOVE The Grays of Los Angeles Sheryl Lister After an explosion shattered Khalil Gray’s world, café owner Lexia Daniels becomes the only person he can’t push away. The ex-model is happy to explore their chemistry as long as it means resisting real emotion. But playing by his old rules could cost him the love he never thought he’d find… DECADENT DESIRE The Drakes of California Zuri Day Life’s perfect—except for the miles that separate psychologist Julian Drake from his longtime love Nicki Long. So when the Broadway dancer returns to their idyllic town, Julian is beyond thrilled. But Nicki’s up against a deadly adversary that could end her future with the Drake of her dreams… A TIARA UNDER THE TREE Once Upon a Tiara Carolyn Hector Former beauty queen Waverly Leverve can barely show her face in public after an embarrassing meme goes viral. But business mogul Dominic Crowne wants to sponsor Waverly in a pageant scheduled for Christmas Eve. Can he help her achieve professional redemption and find his Princess Charming under the mistletoe?

Claiming His Scandalous Love Child

Author : Julia James
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The consequence he must claim! Eloise Dean was an innocent in every way, until she met Vito Viscari! The charismatic Italian tycoon swept her off her feet and into his bed, promising her unimaginable pleasure. But as she reveled in his seduction, Eloise had no idea he could never be hers… Duty to another forced Vito to end his and Eloise's scorching nights together, but he cannot put her from his mind. Months later, desire drives him back into her arms. Only then does he discover the shocking truth: Eloise is carrying his heir. Vito sees just one way forward—to legitimize his love-child with a vow!

Convenient Cinderella Bride

Author : Joss Wood
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Prince Charming—With Strings Attached Billionaire playboy Jonas Halstead has exactly ninety days to marry—or be cut off from his family’s hotel dynasty. What he needs is a practical, like-minded woman who isn’t looking to be swept off her feet. Jonah’s seductive offer could save Katrina Morrison from financial ruin. But how can she be his wife in name only with desire tempting them to break the rules of their strictly hands-off arrangement? As passion complicates the journey to “I do,” will Kat lose her heart to the man she’s agreed to honor and cherish for however long their temporary marriage may last?