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The Last Child

Author : Valerie Crader
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The Last Child

Author : Georgina Makalani
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A whole town full of children disappeared in the middle of the night, only one was found. Now two of them have wandered back into the town square and Iski Flare is asked to help find the others. But twenty years is a long time, and he’s not sure if the last child won’t, or can’t, help him determine where they went. The last child has troubles of her own and even if she helps the town, it won’t mean her acceptance. She reminds Iski of Flare in more ways than he would care to admit, but he can’t lose this child now. She might be leading him towards more than he thought possible. Towards far more than he expected to find.

The Last Child

Author : John Hart
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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

The Last Child of God

Author : H Edward Newton
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In the time before time, when the forces of evil rebelled against the forces of Heaven. One individual played a vital role in the final outcome. And in doing so, he became a feared avenger. The saga continues as the story unfolds on Earth. In the powerful story of one man caught up in Lucifer's scheme to murder the boy that caused his downfall from Heaven."...Newton's concept has produced a very plausible storyline set against a backdrop of time and the unimaginable vastness of eternity. Readers may even whisper when they finish the last page, 'It could be true.'"Sylvia Nickels, Kingsport, TN writer.

The Last Children s Plague

Author : Richard J. Altenbaugh
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Poliomyelitis, better known as polio, thoroughly stumped the medical science community. Polio's impact remained highly visible and sometimes lingered, exacting a priceless physical toll on its young victims and their families as well as transforming their social worlds. This social history of infantile paralysis is plugged into the rich and dynamic developments of the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Children became epidemic refugees because of anachronistic public health policies and practices. They entered the emerging, clinical world of the hospital, rupturing physical and emotional connections with their parents and siblings. As they underwent rehabilitation, they created ward cultures. They returned home to occasionally find hostile environments and always discover changed relationships due to their disabilities. The changing concept of the child, from an economic asset to an emotional commitment, medical advances, and improved sanitation policies led to significant improvements in child health and welfare. This study, relying on published autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories, captures the impact of this disease on children's personal lives, encompassing public-health policies, hospitalization, philanthropic and organizational responses, physical therapy, family life, and schooling. It captures the anger, frustration, and terror not only among children but parents, neighbors, and medical professionals alike.

Last Child in the Woods

Author : Richard Louv
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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Last Children of Tokyo

Author : Yoko Tawada
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Yoshiro thinks he might never die. A hundred years old and counting, he is one of Japan's many 'old-elderly'; men and women who remember a time before the air and the sea were poisoned, before terrible catastrophe promted Japan to shut itself off from the rest of the world. He may live for decades yet, but he knows his beloved great-grandson - born frail and prone to sickness - might not survive to adulthood. Day after day, it takes all of Yoshiro's sagacity to keep Mumei alive. As hopes for Japan's youngest generation fade, a secretive organisation embarks on an audacious plan to find a cure - might Yoshiro's great-grandson be the key to saving the last children of Tokyo?

Eden s Last Child

Author : Njoki Kamau
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David Mwangi is young, handsome, and intelligent, the kind of son any mother would be very proud of. His smile, however, hides a sad secret that keeps him running from friends and the comfort of family life. David's fears come to a head when his friend is killed in a homophobic attack. Terrified, he flies to Britain, hoping for a better life in a free and fair society. His problems, however, follow him across the ocean. As his secret life is unveiled, his family is thrown into turmoil as they try to come to terms with this devastating turn of events. David's mother rushes to London to rescue him from what she believes to be a fate worse than death. In the midst of the dramatic events that follow, David ends up in hospital in a critical condition while his family disintegrates in an emotional roller coaster of guilt, accusations, frustration, and pain. Will they all find the courage to confront their fears and find love once again?

Fatal Affair Heaven s Last Child

Author : Cathy L. Young
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“Fatal Affair soft read takes its readers to terrifying emotionally new heights with its thrilling chilling attraction gone wrong.” Dillon Sheldon the owner and founder of Crasher’s Grocery store fulfill his dream and hire the young, glorious African-American, Mississippian Charlene Rene Youngblood who’s married to successful Jester Youngblood. Although married Dillon’s so driven by his lustful curiosity attraction to black women he purposely hire Charlene, to work for him intending to experience a passionate romantic intimate sizzling affair with her. Their daily encounters bring them into an affair but after several months Dillon ends it leaving Charlene devastated, psychotic and pregnant. Dillon realizes their affair was a mistake and he hoped they’d return to their normal lives. But Charlene’s obsessed and possessed and refuses to free him even if it means bloodshed and death. This twisted love affair gone wrong is eminently thrilling, exciting, emotionally stimulating, strikingly provoking and much more! “There’s a thin line between life and death.” “We always believe we’re right in our own eyes.” “Being in love could lead to heartache and tears.” “Heaven’s Last Child is eminently striking and thought provoking this extraordinary story challenges its readers to take a closer look at race, hatred, love, forgiveness, choices and the power of prayer.” Heaven Gardenia is an extraordinary forty year old African-American who’s faced with enormous loss including the loss of her four daughters to their fathers. She believes her daughters is all she have but soon understand she have more to gain. After a night of intimacy with her new boyfriend Nate Burns she become ill and believes she’s going through menopause but soon discovers she’s pregnant by him. Racial tension from his side of the family soon split them a part Heaven’s left to raise Sky alone but accepts her ex-husband Luke Gardenia back into her life believing she’s making the right decision. Heaven’s devastated when she realizes his racial hatred is deeper than what she thought and taking him back was a mistake. Luke’s on a mission to kill her baby because he’s by a Caucasian man. Heaven must choose between her only son Sky and Luke her ex-husband from her past. “Incredibly powerful” “Will the villain fulfill his desire or will it crumble?” “Who will Heaven choose Luke or Sky?” This narrated and scripted literature is a part of the Grandma’s Rose collection of books.

The Final Child

Author : Fran Dorricott
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A stunning psychological thriller from the author of After the Eclipse, for readers of Ruth Ware and S.K. Tremeyne. He won't forget her... Erin and her brother Alex were the last children abducted by ‘the Father’, a serial killer who only ever took pairs of siblings. She escaped, but her brother was never seen again. Traumatised, Erin couldn’t remember anything about her ordeal, and the Father was never caught. Eighteen years later, Erin has done her best to put the past behind her. But then she meets Harriet. Harriet’s young cousins were the Father’s first victims and, haunted by their deaths, she is writing a book about the disappearances and is desperate for an interview with the only survivor. At first, Erin wants nothing to do with her. But then she starts receiving sinister gifts, her house is broken into, and she can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. After all these years, Erin believed that the Father was gone, but now she begins to wonder if he was only waiting... A tense and emotive thriller, The Final Child is a powerful tale of a survivor being forced to confront her painful past.