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Josie and Jack
Author: Kelly Braffet
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544052870
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-06-05
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From the author of Save Yourself, this dark, suspenseful tale of the twisted relationship between a brother and sister is “wicked fun” (Los Angeles Times). Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior and frequent absences leave them isolated and dependent on each other for companionship. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. He encourages her to seduce a local boy for his own ulterior motives—but reacts with fury when a bond grows between the two. As the two venture out into the wider world and Jack’s sociopathic tendencies emerge, Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother, or her will to survive. From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is a “sharp portrait of an asphyxiating love and a legacy of madness . . . Darkly gothic and supremely readable” (Publishers Weekly). “Packs a powerful punch . . . Readers won’t soon forget the chilling, unexpected ending.” —Booklist “Deliciously intense . . . One of the most haunting novels I’ve read in years.” —Lauren Grodstein, author of A Friend of the Family
Josie and Jack
Author: Kelly Braffet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618441433
Pages: 241
Year: 2005
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A grim tale of seduction and violence follows a brother-and-sister team from the safe but erratic home of their father--an eccentric and increasingly irrational physics professor--out into the world where Jack, a sociopath, preys on women with the help of his sister, Josie. Original.
Josie and Jack
Author: Kelly Braffet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618441433
Pages: 241
Year: 2005
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A grim tale of seduction and violence follows a brother-and-sister team from the safe but erratic home of their father--an eccentric and increasingly irrational physics professor--out into the world where Jack, a sociopath, preys on women with the help of his sister, Josie. Original.
Cross-Eyed Jack
Author: Josie Montano, Mary Serenc
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 0734406347
Pages: 159
Year: 2005
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A group of kids are working on a horror movie together, when they are flung back in time to the year 1867. There, they get caught up in a mystery surrounding the Pigtail nugget, stolen by a bushranger named Cross-Eyed Jack. They collect evidence that could hold the solution to the mystery in the present.
Fabulous Things
Author: Kelly Braffet
ISBN: 0755321545
Pages: 311
Year: 2006
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Thrillingly dangerous, worryingly likeable, some siblings are better kept apart. Josie and Jack Raeburn are beautiful, brilliant and inseperable. Their father a gifted and tempestuous man has tried to shape them to his own design, feeding them an eccentric diet of advanced physics, mathematics and classical literature. They live in an isolated house where Jack presides over a wild and ungoverned existence when his father is not there. As their father becomes more irrational Josie and Jack are forced to leave the family home and go to London. At first the fearful and admiring Josie follows her brother unquestioningly. However, as Jack's own behaviour becomes volatile and threatening, Josie finds herself struggling - should she stand by her brother, or make a break to free herself from his increasingly dangerous machinations. When they become involved with Lily a rich society girl, Josie understands what she must do ... and brings the story to a shocking climax.
Jack Be Nimble
Author: Josie Stewart, Lynn Salem
Publisher: Seedling Publications
ISBN: 0845443437
Pages: 8
Year: 2004-01-01
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It is Jack's birthday. He and his friends play many jumping games at the party. Will Jack jump over his birthday candles?
The Seven Year Itch
Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493954
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-02-07
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MEET JACK Dadness. Women have a sixth sense for it. To them, you're like an old bull in a field at the side of the motorway, harmlessly chewing the cud, watching the world race by, nothing like the wild buffalo stock from which you came. And that's how it should be, of course, after seven years of marriage to the woman you love. But, lately, as I've looked around, all I've seen is temptation. From random women in the pub, to my foxy new boss...they've left me doubting whether I've really been put out to pasture at all... MEET AMY Motherhood, I've discovered, is the great leveller. I could be a celebrated fashion designer (instead of the finding, cleaning, bum-wiping domestic robot I've become), but having kids automatically makes me the same as all the other mums in 'The Coven' up the park. And being 'the same' makes me want to do something terribly rash - like rediscover the impulsive person I used to be. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack and our son, but everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than me - and so much more sex... The pressure's on. Can they resist The Seven Year Itch? Can you? And if one of them cracks? Will it be Amy or Jack? It's time to find out...
Come Together
Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493644
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-02-07
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Meet Jack Jack Rossiter. I'm twenty-seven years old, single, and live with my best mate Matt. Matt and I started hanging out when we were eight. Life was simpler then. Our idea of fashion was polyester. I told him I wanted to be a spy and he asked me who I'd marry. I imagined falling in love with a girl so perfect I couldn't even guess her name. Things have changed since then. I did fall in love for a while but it didn't work out. And single is good, single is fun. Meet Amy Sometimes in my darker moments I've thought about applying to go on Blind Date. 'She's gorgeous, she's from London, come in Amy Crosbie!' (Wolf whistling and applause.) Actually it's a bit of a worry. I think it's my warped way of telling myself something's got to change. It's been six months since I last had sex. Six months! I mean, I've got my own flat, I've got A levels - so come on down Mr Right. At least it would get my mother off my back. Now find out what happens when they meet each other ...
Save Yourself
Author: Kelly Braffet
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0385347359
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-08-06
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A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller." Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust. And Layla’s little sister, Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla’s dark tribe of outcasts. As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path—leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered. Now with Extra Libris material, including recommended reading and bonus content
Last Seen Leaving
Author: Kelly Braffet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618919767
Pages: 258
Year: 2007-11
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When Miranda, a young drifter, vanishes after being picked up by a passing stranger following a car accident, no one realizes that she is missing for two months or that her highway rescuer could be tied to rumors of a serial killer stalking young women.
Josie's Story
Author: Sorrel King
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198988
Pages: 272
Year: 2010-09-14
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Sorrel King was a 32-year-old mother of four when her eighteen-month-old daughter, Josie, was horribly burned by water from a faulty water heater in the family’s new Baltimore home. She was taken to Johns Hopkins—renowned as one of the best hospitals in the world—and Sorrel stayed in the hospital with Josie day-in and day-out until she had almost completely recovered. Just before her discharge, however, Sorrel noticed something was wrong—Josie was looking pale, she appeared severely dehydrated, and her eyes were rolling back in her head. Sorrel pleaded with the doctors and nurses (many of whom she had become close to) that something was wrong, and they agreed to stop administering Josie methadone, the narcotic they were using to wean her off morphine. Josie had begun noticeably improving when a new nurse approached her with a syringe of methadone. When Sorrel tried to stop her from administering the drug, the nurse said that the orders had been changed again. Sorrel, against her better judgment, decided that Hopkins must know best, and stepped back. Almost as soon as the drug had been injected into Josie’s system, she went into cardiac arrest. The doctors raced to save her, but by the time they stabilized her, Josie was brain dead, her organs shutting down one by one. She passed away shortly thereafter, her family having made the choice to take her off life support. In the days and months that followed, Sorrel went through the tumultuous processes of grieving. For a while, she thought she would not survive; suicide and alcohol both seemed like viable escape possibilities, and Sorrel toyed with both. But ultimately it was her rage that kept her alive—rage at the doctors, at Hopkins, and at the medical institution that had allowed this to happen. She wanted the doctors to feel the same pain she had caused them. She wanted to destroy Hopkins “brick by brick.” Dizzy with grief, she came close to ending her marriage, but slowly pulled herself and her life back together, for the sake of her family, and for the memory of Josie. It was around this time that Sorrel learned a staggering fact—though indeed an error, Josie’s death wasn’t a fluke in the statistical sense of the word. About 98,000 American patients die a year as the result of medical error, making it the fourth most prevalent cause of death in the US. Armed with this fact, the money from her settlement with Hopkins, and a vague awareness that Josie’s death could have been prevented, Sorrel began to penetrate the healthcare industry. An appearance on Good Morning America and a long article in the Baltimore Sun raised the public profiles of her and her mission, while speaking requests began to pour in from hospitals and healthcare groups across the world. For the most part, medical errors had simply not been talked about; most doctors involved in them were paralyzed by remorse and fear of lawsuits, while the patients were dead or badly injured and their families crippled by grief. Sorrel was helping to pull back the curtain on an all-too-common killer, and the world of healthcare knew it. Despite some initial resistance, most in the industry came to welcome her message, and to look to her for answers. With the help of other patient safety advocates—many of them doctors, and some of them the very Hopkins officials who had defended the hospital after Josie’s death—Sorrel and The Josie King Foundation began to develop and implement in hospitals basic programs that emphasize communication, respect of the patient, and attentiveness to their concerns. Rapid Response Teams, for instance, can be called from the beside by patients or their families who feel they are experiencing a serious change in their condition that is not getting sufficient attention from hospital floor staff. A team made up of doctors, nurses and a patient relations coordinator responds quickly to evaluate the patient and develop a plan for care. This is just one example of a program that came out of Sorrel’s efforts, and it’s in place in hospitals across the country, and has saved countless lives. Sorrel’s account of her unlikely path from grieving parent to nationally renowned advocate is interwoven with descriptions of her and her family’s slow but steady road to recovery, and ends with a deeply affecting description of a ski trip they took recently. The sun is shining, her children are healthy, and they are all profoundly happy—a condition that Sorrel has learned to appreciate all the more for Josie. The book ends with a resource guide for patients, their families, and healthcare providers; it includes information about how to best manage a hospital stay and how to handle a medical error if one does occur. Two prominent characters from the story, Hopkins’ lawyer Rick Kidwell and Paul Bekman, the personal injury attorney who handled the case for the King family, have come together to contribute advice in a Q & A section, and Sorrel also provides lists of general advice, useful online resources, and essential books on the subject.
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle
Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 160938511X
Pages: 180
Year: 2017-02-17
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In 1852, young Walt Whitman—a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn—was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper. A short, rollicking story of orphanhood, avarice, and adventure in New York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle appeared to little fanfare. Then it disappeared. No one laid eyes on it until 2016, when literary scholar Zachary Turpin, University of Houston, followed a paper trail deep into the Library of Congress, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting for generations. Now, after more than 160 years, the University of Iowa Press is honored to reprint this lost work, restoring a missing piece of American literature by one of the world’s greatest authors, written as he verged on immortality.
Come Again
Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493636
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-02-07
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Friends. You can't live with them - and you can't live without them. Or so Matt is discovering. His best mate is getting married, leaving him high and dry. No flat-mate - and no girlfriend. Then he remembers Helen (H to her friends). H has no life outside her brilliant career - and all her best friend Amy wants to talk about his her wedding. Which suits Stringer, because catering the wedding is his first real chance to prove himself. The last thing he needs is to fall for one of the bride's friends, Susie, particularly because she's sworn off men while she sorts out her life ... Friendship, commitment, work, lust and loyalty all come under the spotlight as Matt, H, Stringer and Susie hurtle towards the big day.
Josie and the Pussycats
Author: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Publisher: Archie Comic Publications (Trade)
ISBN: 1682559904
Pages: 144
Year: 2017-06-13
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GRAB THE LATEST, SUREFIRE TOP-OF-THE-CHARTS NEW RIVERDALE SERIES! JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS VOL. 1 is the first collection of an all-new take onthe world's biggest comic book band. Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics'Bombshells, Marvel's A-Force) and co-writer Cameron DeOrdio team withAudrey Mok (Heroine Chic) to retell the origin and story behind the music forJosie, Valerie and Melody. Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats--the Pussycats areback! In this series kick-off, Josie's getting the band together to help achieve herdreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundationof friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra Cabot's plottingput a stop to the whole thing? Don't miss comics' supreme songstresses' return tothe limelight in this exciting first volume!
Jack's Worry
Author: Sam Zuppardi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763678457
Pages: 32
Year: 2016
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Jack has been looking forward to playing the trumpet in his first concert, but on the morning of the big day, Jack becomes anxious about performing and his worry starts to grow.

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