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Cassandra Reilly travels to Venice to solve the mystery of a missing bassoon, and lands in the midst of an international cast of characters who all have something to hideAt the Venice-based symposium on women musicians of Vivaldi's time, an instrument has gone missing: an antique bassoon, an invaluable family heirloom--and bassoonist Nicky Gibbons stands accused of the theft. Determined to clear her name, Nicky calls Cassandra Reilly--lesbian translator and part-time sleuth extraordinaire--and summons her to the City of Water. Fifteen scholars and musicians are attending the symposium, and each has a multitude of quirks and secrets--as well as motive to steal the bassoon. As Cassandra investigates, she immerses herself in the world of Baroque music, the tangle of personal intrigues at the symposium, and a second mystery involving the orphaned bassoonists of eighteenth-century Venice.Wry, intelligent, and atmospheric, The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists is the fourth and final book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which begins with Gaudí Afternoon, Trouble in Transylvania, and The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman.
A guide to designing and implementing personalized curricula for students with moderate to severe disabilities. The assessment model described provides a framework for pinpointing educational priorities, planning instruction in specific areas, and evaluating student progress. Strategies presented are teacher-friendly and data-based, and emphasize the values of self-determination, multicultural awareness, and educational accountability. Includes case studies, sample assessments, inventories of key skills, and descriptions of instructional resources, plus reproducible forms. Browder teaches special education at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A collection of nine madcap stories following the wayfaring translator and amateur sleuth Cassandra Reilly around the globe in search of her next great mysteryLesbian translator and part-time detective Cassandra Reilly has two thrilling investigations under her belt: the case of a missing person in Barcelona and that of a dead spa-owner in Transylvania. In this humorous and engrossing collection, Cassandra is hard at work in some of the world's most picturesque locales, including Maui, the English moors, and the Icelandic coast.Among the vast assortment of misdeeds she's called upon to investigate--most of which take place within the literary world--Cassandra finds ample opportunity to exercise her trademark wit and eye for irony. From "Murder at the International Feminist Book Fair," in which the exploits of a mudslinging women's magazine lead to a death on the floor of the convention, to "An Expatriate Death," about a local Mexican writer who appropriates Cassandra's identity for a character in his novel--and then promptly kills off the character--The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman is another showcase of the intrepid translator's zest not only for globetrotting, but for wandering smack into the middle of the most unusual crimes.The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman is the third book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which begins with Gaudí Afternoon and Trouble in Transylvania, and concludes with The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists.
When an antipornography activist dies after a provocative speech, Pam Nilsen dives headlong into Seattle's feminist community to uncover a murdererThe Seattle Conference on Sexuality is a lightning rod for controversy, with big politics and even bigger personalities descending on the city to discuss issues ranging from pornography to violence against women. Loie Marsh is one such personality, an outspoken critic of porn slated to speak on a panel about the subject. But before she can take her place on stage, Loie is found dead, strangled with a dog collar.Pam Nilsen, the co-owner of a progressive printing collective with significant connections in Seattle's activist community, is uniquely positioned to investigate the murder. Suspects include a member of Christians Against Pornography, an S/M advocate who owned the dog collar used to commit the murder, a producer of erotic lesbian videos, and Loie's ex-husband--not to mention her resentful ex-lover. It's an unconventional whodunit, but one that Pam is more than ready to take on.The Dog Collar Murders is the final book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which begins with Murder in the Collective and Sisters of the Road.
Professional translator and amateur detective Cassandra Reilly travels to Barcelona in search of a missing man--but finds much more than she bargained for in this mystery, hailed by the New York Times as a "high-spirited comic adventure"American but with an Irish passport, the itinerant translator Cassandra Reilly is living in London when she receives an unexpected phone call. The voice on the other end belongs to Frankie Stevens, a San Francisco transplant with an unusual request. Her husband, Ben, has gone missing--presumably in Barcelona--and Frankie needs a translator to help her find him. Not one to pass up a well-paying gig or a free trip to Barcelona, Cassandra takes the job. But she quickly realizes that all is not as it seems.Frankie's charm is matched only by her guile. As Cassandra chases down leads in search of Ben, she becomes increasingly tangled in a web of half-truths--and caught between former flames Ana and Carmen.Winner of the British Crime Writers' Award for Best Mystery Based in Europe and the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, Gaudí Afternoon is the first book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which continues with Trouble in Transylvania and The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman, and concludes with The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists.
Get Untied from Your Past Sex is like glue. Super human glue. Inside marriage, God designed it to be a bond that is powerful and unifying. Outside of marriage, the bonds of sex can be devastating. Long after the lover is gone, the bond we've created stays with us, negatively impacting our lives and future relationships. Now, through an impressive combination of Scripture and scientific research, Barbara Wilson shows how God designed us to be uniquely bonded through sex. But even more so, she concentrates on the tangible hope that is yours. This book will equip you not only to break those bonds, but to embrace a new, abandoned, wise, and thankful heart. You've had sex. But now sex has you. It's a past that haunts the present. Sabotaged relationships, low self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, an empty spiritual life. Sex will bind you up and tie you down. Why? It's just sex. But "just sex" means your body, soul, mind, and spirit have become one with another. Released from a past of her own, Barbara Wilson now combines scientific research with Scripture to offer striking new insights about what sexual bonding is, why it is harmful, and how to move freely into your future. Complete with a study guide for group or personal use, The Invisible Bond is your hands-on tool for changing not your past...but your life. "Barb's honesty and vulnerability will inspire you to let God do in your life what He has done in hers, mine, and millions of other lives. He has set us free from self-defeating guilt and shame, helped us embrace our sexuality rather than fear it, and taught us how to enjoy genuinely healthy, intimate relationships. If that sounds appealing to you, then you hold the right book in your hands." Shannon Ethridge Bestselling author of the Every Woman's Battle series Story Behind the BookAs abstinence director and educator for a Sacramento pregnancy center, Barbara Wilson talks to wounded and bleeding hearts every day. They've lost the war on sexual purity and the daily consequences are their reality. All they want is hope--hope that they can be free from the pain and shame that their past drags into their present and future. This book reveals the negative impact of sexual bonding and offers steps to freedom from past sexual and emotional bonds. But even more, it offers new direction for the free heart, and how to embrace an abandoned, overflowing life!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Do you ever wonder why marriage can seem like the end of intimacy and sexual desire instead of the beginning? Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage-and so easy to resist it now? If so, you're not alone! Many married women genuinelywantto feel more desire toward their husbands...and can't figure out what went wrong. But there's good news. InKiss Me Again,Barbara Wilson shows how powerful "invisible bonds" from past relationships can cause heartache, disappointment, and distance for couples in the present. Then-with sensitivity, honesty, and hope-Barbara walks you step by step toward healing...and a rekindling of the closeness and passion with your husband that you really want. You don't have to live any longer with confusion, disappointment, resentment, or shame. You can rediscover desire. You can sayWow!again.
From a well-known authority, this comprehensive yet accessible book shows how state-of-the-art research can be applied to help people with nonprogressive memory disorders improve their functioning and quality of life. Barbara Wilson describes a broad range of interventions, including compensatory aids, learning strategies, and techniques for managing associated anxiety and stress. She reviews the evidence base for each clinical strategy or tool and offers expert guidance on how to assess patients, set treatment goals, develop individualized rehabilitation programs, and conduct memory groups. The book also provides essential background knowledge on the nature and causes of memory impairment.
Seattle printing collective owner Pam Nilsen is on the case when a member of the group turns up dead before a controversial mergerPam Nilsen and her twin sister, Penny, inherited Best Printing four years ago when their parents died in a car crash. Unwilling to sell their family legacy, the sisters turned it into a collective run by a cadre of activists whose arguments over the business can be just as impassioned as their support for progressive causes. But internal divisions at the collective pale in comparison to those between Seattle typesetters B. Violet and Moby Dick--once a single company that has since broken apart into an all-female (and lesbian-run) company, and an all-male (and quickly bankrupt) operation.Shortly after Best Printing and B. Violet begin discussing a merger, the offices of the typesetter are ransacked, one of their members nowhere to be found. Then an employee of Best Printing is found murdered. It appears as if someone will stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent the merger. And it's up to Pam to get to the bottom of this deadly turn of events before the killer strikes again.Murder in the Collective is the first book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which continues with Sisters of the Road and The Dog Collar Murders.
When a teenage runaway is murdered and her best friend goes missing, Pam Nilsen must dig into the seedy underbellies of Seattle and Portland to discover the truthPam Nilsen, co-owner of Seattle collective Best Printing, is still recovering from the heartbreak of her first real girlfriend leaving town when she decides to take two young prostitutes under her wing. The girls, age fourteen, are already coarsened by the worlds of sex, drugs, and crime. When one turns up dead and the other, Trish, is nowhere to be found, Pam hits the streets to find her. Trish, a possible witness to murder, is in danger, but for a runaway child of the night, help is in short supply. Pam is Trish's only hope--not just for her immediate survival, but for escaping the streets before they can devour her.Sisters of the Road is the second book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which begins with Murder in the Collective and concludes with The Dog Collar Murders.
Cassandra Reilly is embroiled in a case of international intrigue and murder as two factions battle over a crumbling resortLondon-based lesbian translator and part-time sleuth Cassandra Reilly is on the move again. Her latest trip is to China, via Eastern Europe, where, upon receiving a call about a murder in a run-down Transylvanian health spa, she suddenly finds herself embroiled in a murky and wholly unusual investigation. The woman accused of the murder, Gladys Bentwhistle, had previously met Cassandra on the train. She begs Cassandra for help and, unable to resist her own insatiable curiosity and hunger for adventure, Cassandra says yes.As the mystery unfolds, Cassandra and her cohort, including her friend Jacqueline and potential love interest, Eva, are steeped in the history of Romania, from the devastating relics of Ceausescu's tyrannical reign to the vampire folklore born in the region centuries ago.Surprising, gripping, and funny, Trouble in Transylvania is the second book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which begins with Gaudí Afternoon and continues with The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman and The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists.
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