The Crown of Thorns




Total Pages:352



Books Description:

In her first contemporary novel since Room, bestselling author Emma Donoghue returns with a brilliant tale of love, loss and family. The life of a retired New York professor is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera in the hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets. Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when he receives an unexpected request. A social worker is looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Although he has never met the boy, Noah is convinced to take Michael with him to France. Suffering from jet lag and culture shock, the odd couple argue about everything from steak haché to screen time, and the trip shows every sign of being a disaster. But Michael’s skill with tech and his sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family’s past. Eventually they both come to understand that people of all eras run risks on behalf of their loved ones. In learning this they discover that they are more akin than they knew. Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpick the threads of their painful stories and start to write a new one together.

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Author:Robin Murarka

Publisher:Robin Murarka


Total Pages:570



Books Description:

Reminiscent of human sagas such as The Alchemist and the Life of Pi, AKIN unapologetically delves deeper into the human condition, masterfully weaving the triumph of the human spirit against its darkest shadows. "The book is written in such a way as to provoke pathos and curiosity." - Charles Franklin, Midwest Book Review Aydan awakens to voices he does not recognize - fearing the worst, he prays, hoping they will leave him. But it's too late. Other villagers witness his waking nightmare, and he is quickly imprisoned, set to await vile rituals meant to rid him of demons. But the fear that has followed him all his life is soon replaced with anger, as betrayal and a new friendship urge him passionately towards freedom. He soon finds himself on a unknown path, flung into the mystical, grand desert that surrounds him. Robin Murarka's AKIN explores philosophy, existentialism, and the human condition within a unique, immersive setting. It escapes the confines of modern taboos to present an ancient, archaic world whose brutality and humanity is true to form. If you enjoy epic narratives that skillfully juxtapose internal struggles against the backdrop of huge, worldly events, you will find yourself lost within the pages of AKIN, clamoring for more long after the story is over.

Numismatic Archaeology of North America

Author:Marjorie H. Akin,James C. Bard,Kevin Akin



Total Pages:292



Books Description:

Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North America with descriptions of the uses for, and human behavior associated with, each type. The book contains practical sections on standardized nomenclature, photographing, cleaning, and curating coins, and discusses the impacts of looting and of working with collectors. This is an important tool for archaeologists working with coins. For numismatists and collectors, it explains the importance of archaeological context for complete analysis.

Pragmatics, Discourse and Society, Volume 2: A Festschrift for Akin Odebunmi

Author:Niyi Osunbade

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Total Pages:640



Books Description:

This two-volume work speaks to the entire scope of Professor Odebunmi’s research concerns in general pragmatics, medical/clinical pragmatics, literary discourse, critical discourse analysis, applied linguistics and language sociology. Its 52 chapters across both volumes (24 chapters in the first volume and 28 chapters in this volume), written by established scholars such as Jacob Mey, Paul Hopper, Joyce Mathangwane, and Ming-Yu Tseng, in addition to the honoree, explore the dynamics of the interplay of spatial, temporal, agential and (non-)institutional factors that drive discourse/textual constructions, negotiations and interpretations and sometimes influence human cognition and actions. Due to the richness, authority and wide applicability of both volumes, the book will appeal to all academics, researchers and students interested in the interface of context and meaning in human communication.

A Cottage in Akin

Author:Muriel McAvoy Morley

Publisher:Inspiring Voices


Total Pages:308



Books Description:

The novel, A Cottage in Akin, is fifty-nine-year-old Ponia Snow’s reminiscent and pivotal story of life in the small northeastern Colorado town of Akin. Odessa Luckett—poet, storyteller, gardener extraordinaire, and woman of faith—transforms Ponia’s life forever through exemplifying God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness. Had it not been for that dear old woman, Ponia may not have survived, nor would she have traced the God-ordained design for her life.

Fatih Akin's Cinema and the New Sound of Europe

Author:Berna Gueneli

Publisher:Indiana University Press


Total Pages:222



Books Description:

In Fatih Akın's Cinema and the New Sound of Europe, Berna Gueneli explores the transnational works of acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker and auteur Fatih Akın. The first minority director in Germany to receive numerous national and international awards, Akın makes films that are informed by Europe's past, provide cinematic imaginations about its present and future, and engage with public discourses on minorities and migration in Europe through his treatment and representation of a diverse, multiethnic, and multilingual European citizenry. Through detailed analyses of some of Akın's key works— In July, Head-On, and The Edge of Heaven, among others—Gueneli identifies Akın's unique stylistic use of multivalent sonic and visual components and multinational characters. She argues that the soundscapes of Akın's films—including music and multiple languages, dialects, and accents—create an "aesthetic of heterogeneity" that envisions an expanded and integrated Europe and highlights the political nature of Akın's decisions regarding casting, settings, and audio. At a time when belonging and identity in Europe is complicated by questions of race, ethnicity, religion, and citizenship, Gueneli demonstrates how Akın's aesthetics intersect with politics to reshape notions of Europe, European cinema, and cinematic history.

Akin To No One

Author:Nicole Titus

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:325



Books Description:

Akin to No One belongs to an appealing genre known as Bildungsroman, a work of literature concerned with a young person’s passage from childhood to maturity through education and emotional development. This moving novel traces the life of Grace Saint-Jean from the time she learns to negotiate the busy thoroughfares of Port-au-Prince and “wasn’t sure what school was exactly”—to the time she earns a doctorate from the Sorbonne and walks down the Champs Elysees with confidence—to the time she returns to Haiti imbued with a determination to help its poorest children get an education so they can have a brighter future. Grace’s own early experiences at school were not always pleasant, but as her education progresses, she realizes that she “loved books” and “wanted to be a scholar.” Grace gradually finds her identity as a student who wants to provide others with the same chance to learn. Grace’s desire to gain and transmit knowledge becomes an emotional investment, and she focuses on a personal long-range objective: to establish schools for the impoverished children of the countryside and the poor urban areas across Haiti. Grace’s instruction doesn’t only come from books. Because she finds herself in a world of opposing forces—those which nurture her strengths and those which aim to repress them—Grace must also educate herself emotionally and socially. Grace is helped by her parents, Therese and Mondestin, who make sacrifices so that she can go to school. Later, Germaine and Justin Bonhomme become surrogate parents who continue to encourage her. Along the way, Grace is also fortunate to encounter Carmelle-Marie and Jean-Michel, two highly motivated individuals who share her ideals. But Marc, the Bonhommes’ adopted son and Grace’s nemesis, becomes an agent of a regime that intends to strip her of the identity she has struggled to achieve and to compel her to conform or die. At one point in the novel, Pierre Lemoine, Grace’s uncle, says, “This is such a beautiful island that we live on!” What isn’t stated, but understood, is that the splendor of the island is overshadowed by a series of repressive situations that are not conducive to the education and well-being of the general public, but promote the maintenance of the status quo. In the end, Grace must accept the fact that, until things change, the freedom to pursue her plans can only be found elsewhere. See Kirkus Reviews for a review of this book.

Closely Akin to Murder

Author:Joan Hess

Publisher:Minotaur Books


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

At first it seems like a prank. How could Veronica Landonwood be the voice on the other end of the phone when she died three decades ago? But as Arkansas bookseller and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy is about to find out, her cousin "Ronnie" is very much alive—and in trouble. And could use Claire's help... Today, Ronnie is a renowned scientist living in Chicago. But when she was a teenager, she had a run-in with a famous Hollywood producer in Acapulco, Mexico. He attempted to sexually assault her—and she killed him. Having served time in prison, Ronnie finally put her this episode behind her...until now. Just when she has a real shot at the Nobel Prize, a ruthless blackmailer is threatening to expose the secrets of her past. Can Claire help to preserve Ronnie's reputation and keep her out of harm's way? That will depend on Claire's investigation—and what really happened on the night of the murder so many years ago...

The Forgotten Storm

Author:Wallace Akin

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield


Total Pages:200



Books Description:

The amazing true story of the deadliest tornado in American history, as told by a survivor.

Finite Element Analysis Concepts: Via Solidworks

Author:Akin John Edward

Publisher:World Scientific Publishing Company


Total Pages:348



Books Description:

Young engineers are often required to utilize commercial finite element software without having had a course on finite element theory. That can lead to computer-aided design errors.This book outlines the basic theory, with a minimum of mathematics, and how its phases are structured within a typical software. The importance of estimating a solution, or verifying the results, by other means is emphasized and illustrated. The book also demonstrates the common processes for utilizing the typical graphical icon interfaces in commercial codes. In particular, the book uses and covers the widely utilized SolidWorks solid modeling and simulation system to demonstrate applications in heat transfer, stress analysis, vibrations, buckling, and other fields. The book, with its detailed applications, will appeal to upper-level undergraduates as well as engineers new to industry.

Dynamics of Topologically Generic Homeomorphisms

Author:Ethan Akin,Mike Hurley,Judy Anita Kennedy

Publisher:American Mathematical Soc.


Total Pages:130



Books Description:

The goal of this work is to describe the dynamics of generic homeomorphisms of certain compact metric spaces $X$. Here ``generic'' is used in the topological sense -- a property of homeomorphisms on $X$ is generic if the set of homeomorphisms with the property contains a residual subset (in the sense of Baire category) of the space of all homeomorphisms on $X$. The spaces $X$ we consider are those with enough local homogeneity to allow certain localized perturbations of homeomorphisms; for example, any compact manifold is such a space. We show that the dynamics of a generic homeomorphism is quite complicated, with a number of distinct dynamical behaviors coexisting (some resemble subshifts of finite type, others, which we call `generalized adding machines', appear strictly periodic when viewed to any finite precision, but are not actually periodic). Such a homeomorphism has infinitely many, intricately nested attractors and repellors, and uncountably many distinct dynamically-connected components of the chain recurrent set. We single out several types of these ``chain components'', and show that each type occurs densely (in an appropriate sense) in the chain recurrent set. We also identify one type that occurs generically in the chain recurrent set. We also show that, at least for $X$ a manifold, the chain recurrent set of a generic homeomorphism is a Cantor set, so its complement is open and dense. Somewhat surprisingly, there is a residual subset of $X$ consisting of points whose limit sets are chain components of a type other than the type of chain components that are residual in the space of all chain components. In fact, for each generic homeomorphism on $X$ there is a residual subset of points of $X$ satisfying a stability condition stronger than Lyapunov stability.

Exalting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount

Author:Danny Akin,Holman Reference Staff

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

Exalting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount is Daniel L. Akin.

Simplicial Dynamical Systems

Author:Ethan Akin

Publisher:American Mathematical Soc.


Total Pages:197



Books Description:

Abstract A - simplicial dynamical system is a simplicial map $g:K^* \rightarrow K$ where $K$ is a finite simplicial complex triangulating a compact polyhedron $X$ and $K^*$ is a proper subdivision of $K$, e.g. the barycentric or any further subdivision. The dynamics of the associated piecewise linear map $g: X X$ can be analyzed by using certain naturally related subshifts of finite type. Any continuous map on $X$ can be $C^0$ approximated by such systems. Other examples yield interesting subshift constructions.

A Mysterious Work of Art

Author:Akin Abimbola

Publisher:Archway Publishing


Total Pages:134



Books Description:

Art is a free gift to man, used to express himself and to release the treasures hidden within his beautiful heart. Art is a clue to our precious history and a revelation of the secrets to our future. If every artist reveals his or her creativity, perhaps we shall discover that the road map to divine treasures is not hidden in some faraway place but right here within us. Tobi is a young man embarking on an inspiring journey of self-discovery. Through a mysterious work of art, he enlightens those he encounters. After several failed attempts by the art to grasp the attention of the people walking past, all hope is virtually lost. The art’s persistent voice becomes audible to Tobi, the only one with a good heart and clear conscience. The art overflows with joy when it realizes that it has finally made it to the heart of one man, but the fate of mankind is shadowed by a looming danger. If humanity does not recognize the truth dancing before its eyes, the world could be drowned in heart wrenching sorrow. Tobi’s is a bumpy ride, but he might have the ability to bring us back safely—but as different people.

Of Benny and Ruth

Author:Darlena Akin

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.


Total Pages:32



Books Description:

Of Benny and Ruth Book 1 is about a glamorous young cat living the high life in New York City. Although there seems to be something missing in her glamorous life, she meets a humble pug, Pastor Benny, and he helps her to figure out exactly what she is missing. Follow along as Pastor Benny walks Ruth through the good news of the Gospel and her conversion into Christianity. 2

Montauk Is

Author:W. D. Akin

Publisher:UNET 2 Corporation


Total Pages:101



Books Description:

Moving dunes, hard rocks, a gentle breeze, jetty horns, diving birds, rubber men, the Jitney, evergreen buds, pounding surf, a calm heart. Montauk is all of these things. Through words and over seventy breathtaking photographs, Montauk is is a meditative exploration of this special place, its natural harshness and beauty, and its personal resonances.

Detoxification and Weight Loss

Author:Akin Tetsuo

Publisher:Editora Bibliomundi


Total Pages:26



Books Description:

Detoxification is something that is very important to the body, but it is something that isn't understood well.Centuries ago, health masters in the East understood the importance of balancing and detoxifying the body. It's something that Western medicine is only beginning to understand.Because detoxification is becoming so popular, it's easy to understand why there is a lot of misinformation out there on its benefits and how to accomplish the process. Money-hungry manufacturers of health products aren't making the issue any less confusing.If you've heard of detoxification and are confused about the conflicting messages out there, this report is for you.

Exalting Jesus in Psalms 101-150

Author:Tony Merida,Daniel L. Akin,Johnny M. Hunt

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group


Total Pages:432



Books Description:

Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary. The authors of Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 are Daniel Akin, Johnny Hunt, and Tony Merida.