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Homosexuality in Islam

Homosexuality is anathema to Islam ? or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur’an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations. This pioneering study argues that there is far more nuance to the matter than most believe. In its narrative of Lot, the Qur’an could be interpreted as condemning lust rather homosexuality. While some Hadith are fiercely critical of homosexuality, some are far more equivocal. One even appears to actively endorse love between men. This is the first book length treatment to offer a detailed analysis of how Islamic scripture, jurisprudence, and Hadith, can not only accommodate a sexually sensitive Islam, but actively endorse it. Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College.
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Homicide

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
**From the creator of HBO’s *The Wire*, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show**
The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city’s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.
David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year’s most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl.
Originally published fifteen years ago, *Homicide* became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

Homesmind

Anra is a solitary. She was born without the power to mindspeak, and unlike her fellows, she cannot communicate in unspoken thoughts. In the past, she would have been killed at birth, but the arrival of the Wanderer, the comet controlled by the cybernetic intelligence known as the Homesmind, has changed everything. The people of the comet, the skydwellers, now supply solitaries with implants that allow artificial mindspeaking. The solitaries are sequestered in a single village that is willing to care for such children.

Anra and her new brethren were thought to be the possible bridge between the people of Earth and the skydwellers, but the gap may be too great, since the people of Earth consider solitaries an abomination and the skydwellers as soulless. The solitaries are, instead, outcasts in two worlds, part of each but fully accepted in neither.

Another comet enters the system, refusing to communicate with Homesmind and speaking to the people of Earth with the voices of their own dead, seducing them into a submission of their individual wills and trying to lure them to oblivion. Anra and her fellow solitaries have the power to resist their call, but can they unite in time to save everyone else?

(source: Bol.com)

Homegrown Sprouts

Sprouts are the ultimate in local food—harvested no further away than your kitchen counter, they are fresh, delicious, and versatile. Homegrown Sprouts is the complete guide to growing your own sprouts. Choose the right sprouter for you, be it a jar, a bag, or a tray, and learn the techniques to use it. Grow a wide variety of sprouts, including wheatgrass, leafy greens, mung beans, and alfalfa. Enjoy them on their own, or discover a variety of serving suggestions from salads to soups to juices. There’s even a chapter on sprouting for your pets.

Whatever the season, Homegrown Sprouts will take you on a germinating journey that you won’t soon forget. When you learn how easy it is to grow nutrition-packed sprouts in your own home, you’ll want to use them in every dish you make!

(source: Bol.com)

Homefall

NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS Against all odds, the Legion has just restaked its claim on the volatile Cumbre star system–not an easy win. The isolated and highly outnumbered Legion had to fight this civil war guerrilla-style–and without any help from the human Confederation government. In fact, the Confederation has remained ominously silent all along…. With their enemies temporarily subdued, the Last Legion must now answer the question on everyone’s lips: What has happened to the Confederation, the power that holds together a thousand star systems, the government the Legion serves? Why has there been not a single word from them, especially during the Legion’s time of need? To answer these questions, the Legion must travel from one galaxy to another to gather information. But can they keep their mission a secret from enemy forces long enough to discover the truth?

Home Fires

Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person—while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return.

Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like Home Fires.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

**Recensie(s)**

Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me. He’s just turned eighty and is still writing deep, complex, brilliant fiction that slips between genres . He’s the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy–possibly the finest living American writer. Neil Gaiman With complications involving spies, murderers, cyborgs and pirates compelling work from one of the genre’s grandmasters. Kirkus Review (starred review) The purest SF novel from Wolfe in something like a decade . Amazingly, Wolfe’s approach to SF themes that we thought we knew all about is as innovative and elegant as ever. Locus [Readers] will be pleased by this latest display of all of the gifts of one of SF’s authentic all-time masters, including original and balanced characterization, masterly world-building, and an ethical sensibility of the highest degree. Booklist Wolfe still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and Home Fires is one of them The book is fast-paced and quite accessible, and shows that Gene Wolfe is as much at home writing adventure as he is writing epics. Analog The action is interspersed with Skip’s reflections…and it’s all rendered in a voice that might remind you of a more poignant Robert Heinlein from an alternate dimension. On one level, it’s an adventure story and a romance–but this is Gene Wolfe, so expect it to set off some subtle but serious perturbations in your brain and soul, too. i09.com
(source: Bol.com)

Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266

**Build exciting home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266!**
Using clear, easy-to-follow projects, *Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* is a complete guide to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of an home automation system, and how to connect ESP8266 devices to this hub. For each project of the book, you will be able to download all the code for the project so you can use it as it is, or modify it so it suits your own requirements.
* Use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of your home automation system
* Connect ESP8266 devices to your Raspberry Pi hub
* Build temperature sensors, lamp controllers, and motion sensors, and control everything from your Raspberry Pi
*Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* will teach you everything you need to know so you can start building home automation projects. No matter your current skill level, you will enjoy building all the projects that you will find in this book!
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**Build exciting home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266!**
Using clear, easy-to-follow projects, *Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* is a complete guide to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of an home automation system, and how to connect ESP8266 devices to this hub. For each project of the book, you will be able to download all the code for the project so you can use it as it is, or modify it so it suits your own requirements.
* Use the Raspberry Pi as the hub of your home automation system
* Connect ESP8266 devices to your Raspberry Pi hub
* Build temperature sensors, lamp controllers, and motion sensors, and control everything from your Raspberry Pi
*Home Automation Projects with the Raspberry Pi & the ESP8266* will teach you everything you need to know so you can start building home automation projects. No matter your current skill level, you will enjoy building all the projects that you will find in this book!

Home

Now you think you’ve seen one of them.
He’s a young man. And he’s in trouble.
Do you approach him?
Ask him to come home with you?
And how can you be sure it’s really him?
You thought your search for the truth was over.
It’s only just begun.
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For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you’ve seen one of them. He’s a young man. And he’s in trouble. Do you approach him? Ask him to come home with you? And how can you be sure it’s really him? You thought your search for the truth was over. It’s only just begun. from the publisher’s description Coben is a phenomenon – the most reliable of American thriller-writers, the least likely to disappoint … the true mystery is Coben’s extraordinary capacity to keep writing such wonderful thrillers The Times Another instant Coben Bolitar classic. — Michael J Fox Told at breakneck pace, it glows on the page… Terrifying and unputdownable. Daily Mail Just finished the brilliant new @HarlanCoben novel ‘Home’. Myron, Win and the gang are all back, and some of it is even in London. Loved it! — Richard Osman
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The holy thief

SUMMARY: The 19th chronicle of Brother Cadfael. In the chill autumn of 1144, rising flood waters endanger the sacred remains of St. Winifred, the abbey’s most cherished possession. When the bones disappear and a corpse is found, Brother Cadfael needs his prayers answered to catch a killer.

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Reference Edition

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Reference Edition by Holman Bible Publishers
This reference edition of the HCSB has been optimized for easy reading on digital devices. It includes more than 35,000 links to textual notes, alternate readings, explanatory notes, cross references, and Old Testament citations in the New Testament. The table of contents is organized by headings within each chapter and the corresponding verse numbers, and the ebook file has been specifically formatted to be fast and easy to use.
The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you’ll find God’s personal name (Yahweh), the use of “Messiah” in the New Testament, and the use of “slave” in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you’ll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like “behold” and “shall” are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place.
The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.

Holly Heats It Up

Holly Heats It Up by Jodie Halliday
Holly’s income means she now has enough money for a down-payment house and so she sets off on Saturday morning to meet her agent and view a property whose owners are supposed to be away.
As she tours the house she discovers a beautiful young girl upstairs who she educates in the basics of love but as they cool from their explicit sex scene the outdoor temperature plunges as an ice storm moves in and traps her inside the house for the night with the girl and agent. During dinner the power fails and it’s up to Holly to keep the agent and young girl warm by the only way she knows. During the night an intense threesome develops, and as he takes her his size and aggression scare Holly far more than the howling wind and ice outside. As an act of kindness, Holly supervises the agent and young girl as he introduces her to sex for her first time.
She begins a relationship with the girl while her boyfriend, Ricky, is away on business, but feels compelled to confess to him on his return about her misdeeds. He has a few of his own and together they compare notes and then have amazing make-up sex but not before he forces her to strip and perform for him.
Once again, Holly is pushed into new experiences in this chapter of her life and discovers things about Ricky and herself which are highly sexual and provocative.
Join Holly, Ricky and others in this freezing weather as she brings in her own hot spell to get people to rip off their clothes and satisfy her needs.

Holes

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.”A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” –The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARDA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOKSELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

Holding the Dream

In the second book of Nora Roberts’s Dream Trilogy, the ever practical Kate Powell finds her career sidetracked by a scandal–one that will teach her the value of family, friendship, and love… Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured both her life at Templeton House and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo’s beauty and Laura’s elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess–a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life’s success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself–only to find something missing in her life…and in her heart. Don’t miss the other books in the Dream Trilogy Daring to Dream Finding the Dream From the Trade Paperback edition.

Holding on to Hope

Bradley Parker has waited twenty years for Mr. Right, and on Valentine’s Day, he finally finds him. It’s love at first sight, and Brad even loses his virginity to the man of his dreams. But when he wakes up the next morning unable to remember anything—even what the man looked like—his best friend, Leslie, is convinced he imagined the whole thing. Brad knows he didn’t make up the best night of his life, but he has no idea of the danger he’s putting himself in as he struggles to recall the details of his perfect man. His search may lead him to parts of New York City he never dreamed existed and a war being waged in the shadows.

Hogfather

SUMMARY: Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless — and oddly familiar — universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there’s something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins’ Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork’s rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld’s entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man’s vacated sleigh . . . which, in turn, has Death’s level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take*The Hobbit* to their hearts.” – *New York Times Book Review*
A beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin.
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling farther than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on a journey to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. . .
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