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Easter Deetz struggles with The Lonelyùa debilitating condition that affects all the women in her family. The Lonely makes people sad and it makes them lie. One day, Easter's sister drops a boulder on her in The Woods. As she bleeds to death, she's forced to face those lies with a bunch of judgmental squirrels watching. Which sucks.
Advancing technology revolutionized health care in the twentieth century. The Medical Revolution: How Technology Is Changing Health Care explores the many ways that revolution continues in the current century. The book discusses new techniques for diagnosing disease, operating on patients in less invasive ways, providing care and treatment to patients living in remote areas, and more easily and safely storing medical data.
Since the accident, Taylor’s memory has been fuzzy. But at least she’s awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy? Will he remember that she tried to break up with him? Taylor doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before secrets—wrapped in secrets—that she’d pr
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how unprepared governments were for a major outbreak of infectious disease. As a result, scientists and health experts are already making plans for how to improve nations' ability to respond and protect their populations. The Next Pandemic: What's to Come? examines cutting-edge technologies for detecting outbreaks, tracing cases, sharing medical information, and creating life-saving vaccines.
When synthetic opioids were developed a quarter-century ago, many physicians believed the drugs would help alleviate the pain caused by severe injuries and debilitating diseases. But while the drugs do deaden pain, they can lead to devastating addiction as well as death through overdose. Meanwhile, the natural opioid heroin continues to be a much-abused illegal drug that threatens the lives of its users.
Social change can occur slowly and quietly but it is often the result of large numbers of people mobilizing for the purpose of bringing about change. The Push for Social Change series explores how and why social change occurs and what impact major movements have had on people's lives. All books will examine the events that led to particular social change movements; what those movements did; how and why they did it; and the short-term and long-term impact of those movements. Quotes from people on
When seventeen-year-old Victoria Parker is suddenly placed into foster care, she struggles to find words for the abuse that upended her life. So she determines to keep her head down, follow her oppressive foster mother's rules, and focus on finishing high school. But when she discovers that her stepsister may be suffering the same abuse, Victoria realizes that no matter how hard she tries to move forward, the past isn't going to leave her alone.
To save her kidnapped best friend and crush, Zadie must complete an enchanted deadly labyrinth riddled with illusions. Her only hope of survival depends on forming an alliance with the only person who knows the safe path through-a murderous boy she can't trust.
Social media's explosive growth has come with many benefits but it has also resulted in significant risks including addiction, deception, and bullying. This series explores those risks and the challenges of addressing them. All books feature real-world accounts, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.