By Meghan O'Brien
Publisher: daring Strokes Books
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
Number of Pages: 230
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads
Synopsis from Amazon:
Returning Iraq conflict veteran Ray McKenna struggles with conflict scars that could in basic terms be healed via love.
Ray McKenna returns from the struggle in Iraq to discover that she had attained undesirable famous person prestige again domestic. because the in basic terms surviving American soldier of a well-publicized hostage situation, she is the heart of cognizance at a time whilst all she desires is solitude. suffering to beat the phobia and anxiousness that plague her, she will depend on her psychiatric treatment puppy Jagger to assist her during the vicious signs of PTSD.
Veterinarian Dr. Carly Warner hasn't but found out the right way to open her center to the potential for falling in love back after the demise of her longtime associate. while Ray McKenna walks into the North Coast Veterinary hospital with Jagger, she and Carly start a friendship that takes them either without notice. introduced jointly through their shared love of canines, Ray and Carly detect that they're either able to relocating ahead, if purely they're courageous sufficient to attempt
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Meghan O'Brien
Author Description: Born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, Meghan O'Brien relocated to Northern California in 2005. As a transplant, she enjoys the average climate and beautiful surroundings of the Bay quarter. Meghan lives together with her companion Angie, their younger son, 3 cats, 3 canine, snakes and several other tarantulas. certain, it may be simply as chaotic because it sounds.
Meghan's day activity is as a software program developer, yet her actual ardour is writing. From her humble beginnings developing a number of "books" out of development paper and crayons once she realized to jot down, to her a number of released novels and numerous anthology contributions, writing is what makes her believe so much whole. (from the author's website)
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/71090
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However, after a while Allah sent me a thought and I said to myself, "By God, needs must this stream have an end as well as a beginning; ergo an issue somewhere, and belike its course may lead to some inhabited place; so my best plan is to make me a little boat[FN#77] big enough to sit in, and carry it and launching it on the river, embark therein and drop down the stream. " Then, sighing for myself, I set to work collecting a number of pieces of Chinese and Comorin aloes-wood and I bound them together with ropes from the wreckage; then I chose out from the broken-up ships straight planks of even size and fixed them firmly upon the aloes-wood, making me a boat-raft a little narrower than the channel of the stream; and I tied it tightly and firmly as though it were nailed.
Then I went out in his company, without telling any of my family[FN#94] or servants or friends, and he took me on his back and flew up with me so high in air, that I heard the angels glorifying God in the heavenly dome, whereat I wondered and exclaimed, "Praised be Allah! --when there came out a fire from heaven and all but consumed the company; whereupon they fled from it and descended with curses upon me and, casting me down on a high mountain, went away, exceeding wroth with me, and left me there alone.
And I ceased not to humble myself before Almighty Allah and weep and bewail myself, recalling my former estate of solace and satisfaction and mirth and merriment and joyance; and thus I abode two days, at the end of which time I came to a great island abounding in trees and streams. " Then I walked about, till I found on the further side, a great river of sweet water, running with a strong current; whereupon I called to mind the boat-raft I had made aforetime and said to myself, "Needs must I make another; haply I may free me from this strait.