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In the winter of 1881 John Stannard, a young architect, is in self-imposed exile in a remote English village carrying out repairs to the parish church. Arrogant and insensitive to the needs of others, he soon begins to inflict serious damage on the thirteenth century building itself and on those with whom he comes into contact, but this is nothing to the problems that arise when he catches the eye of beautiful ambitious young local girl Ann Rosewell. As the villagers turn nasty and lust leads him astray, Stannard struggles to keep a grip on his sanity and what begins as an innocent affair soon descends into a nightmarish journey that ends in murder. Set in a vividly evoked landscape, COURTING SHADOWS pits truth against fiction, head against heart and progress against preservation. Most of all it is about the creation of fictions and our capacity to deceive not only each other but most of all ourselves.
This hangover is the worst he's ever had. And lately Brad has woken up with quite a few. He does remember the party last night, and his best friend, Alden Whitlock, driving him home. But that's all he remembers--except for the nagging feeling that while he was sleeping in the passenger seat, Alden hit something. Something that was not a tree or a fence but something living. Alden and his father, a powerful judge, deny that anything took place. Brad isn't so sure--especially when beautiful Ellen Hanson comes searching in town for her lost father. Suddenly Brad is forced to examine his cushioned world of power and privilege, and to choose between truth and deceit. Either way, Brad could lose...
The continuing epic of Earth's first space colonists--and their fight against a repressive government to reclaim their world in the name of freedom.
Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world-each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction. .
"A perfectly executed psychological thriller" (The Guardian) from the internationally bestselling author of The Wrong Mother and The Other Woman's House Television producer Fliss Benson is surprised to discover that her superstar boss, Laurie Nattrass, is stepping down from his post. She's even more surprised that he asks her to take over his documentary about crib-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. Thanks to Laurie's advocacy, three women are now free, while the doctor who testified against them is under investigation for misconduct. Then one of the mothers is found dead. In her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four- exactly like the anonymous card Fliss has just received in the mail. The fifth book in Sophie Hannah's beloved Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Cradle in the Grave combines the puzzle of a Golden Age mystery with a masterful tale of psychological suspense that Tana French and Laura Lippman fans will love. .
The investigative business is booming for Juliet Applebaum and her partner Al, but their new client, incarcerated in Dartmore State Prison, is going to be a real challenge. Sandra Lorgeree has enlisted Juliet to locate the son she surrendered to foster care-as well as the foster parents who seem to have disappeared with him. But Juliet's new case takes a deadly detour when the desperate young mother is knifed to death- allegedly by another inmate. Prison officials dismiss the murder as just one more fatality in lockdown. Juliet has her doubts. Now Juliet is determined to make Sandra's last wish come true. Even if it means tracking little Noah-and the killer-through the dark maze of a widespread conspiracy. And even if it winds up pitting her against some very wealthy, powerful,and dangerous enemies...
A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines how the life of a broken-hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard. George Duncan is an American living and working in London. At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes. All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice. But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound--a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden. When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself. It has been shot through the wing with an arrow. Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird's wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky. The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books--a harmless, personal hobby--when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in. Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork. George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her. She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him. Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth. It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.
Just when sixteen-year-old Cameron thinks he's going to straighten out his troubled life, his parents break up and he ends up living on the street with his dog, Ozzie. He meets a girl named Mackenzie, who has been sleeping in a pup tent in the park. With her help, he tries to survive on the street and continue with school, despite the new challenges in his life. Finding a safe place for them to crash at night is difficult, and panhandling for money isn't as easy as it looks. Cameron learns that Mackenzie has her own emotional baggage to deal with, and life for a kid with a dog and no home gets even more challenging. After Mackenzie gets into some real trouble, Cameron realizes he needs to come up with a realistic solution if they are going to survive the turbulence.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. WarrenMy name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn't exist. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says.My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't.Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. . . . In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn.
George Warren has been looking forward to taking his girlfriend, Enid Rollins, as a passenger on his first licensed flight. Afterward he's going to tell her something he's known for a long time -- he doesn't love her anymore, and their relationship is over. Then he'll be free to date Robin Wilson, the girl he does love. But as he and Enid are flying, George loses control of the plane and is forced to make a crash landing. Enid is seriously injured, and George is overcome with guilt. He can't possibly break up with Enid now. But how long can he pretend to be in love with her and continue living a lie?
Gabriel and Shay are convinced that they can make their relationship work. Knowing that Shay is half-vampire, Gabriel thinks that his coven will embrace her as one of their own. But instead they view her as an abomination, a thing that doesn't belong in either world. And they want her dead. Now Gabriel must make the ultimate decision: watch his coven kill his beloved, or defy the people closest to him in order to save her. The choice is as excruciating as reading about it is exhilarating....
This summer's not just hot...it's crazy hot. It's been a year since the hottest au pairs ever saw the Hamptons, and they're certainly older -- though not necessarily wiser. Or drama-free. Eliza, Jacqui, and Mara thought they'd be spending the summer apart, but when Eliza's new stepmother finds herself in need of some nannying help around the megamansion with the step-monsters, Eliza makes a call...and Jacqui and Mara wind up with two first-class tickets to the Hamptons. After ruling her first year at Parsons, Eliza, the up-and-coming starlet-turned-designer, is opening her own boutique on super posh Main Street. But it's not just Eliza's career that's on the fast track -- her relationship with Jeremy is too. Too bad he's moving too fast for Eliza to keep up. Brazilian beauty Jacqui is trying to be a good, responsible au pair. But it's tough when there's a hot British photographer following you around, telling you to quit your job and become an international supermodel. All she wants is to make enough money to pay for NYU...so what happens when she gets a much bigger offer? After getting fired from her travel-writing job and dumped at the airport by her journalist boyfriend, Mara settles for a summer chasing toddlers once again. There's one benefit to nannying: She'll have plenty of material for the novel she's writing about being an au pair -- and an It Girl -- in the Hamptons. Nothing's going to distract her from the task at hand...except perhaps her old flame, Ryan Perry. Can our three favorite Hamptons girls survive the craziest, hottest summer yet?
A new school year is filled with challenging changes. On the good side, Linda's ex-boyfriend, Lenny, wants to get back together. On the bad side, all her friends are having a difficult time. Linda loves love, but it seems to come with its share of problems!
If everyone wants to say I'm trippin', well, that's their problem. . .If you saw my boo Sincere, you'd totally understand why I've dropped everything--even my besties--to be with him 24/7. After all, what girl wouldn't do whatever it takes to show her first-ever boyfriend she's all he could ever want? I know I'm a prize, but relationships are tough enough when you're just a high school senior, so I've really had to up my game to keep a college freshman like Sincere interested. And if that means hacking his cell and following him everywhere, I'm down. Because I just know what we have is for always. And I'm going to prove it, no matter how far I have to go. . . "Hot and poppin' with drama and life lessons. The world of teen lit has never seen anything like this before!"--Ni-Ni SimoneAmir Abrams is a regular dude with a dream. Born in Brooklyn, Amir has a thing for fresh kicks, fly whips, and all things Polo. For Amir, writing teen fiction was never something he imagined himself doing until he started working with Ni-Ni Simone on Hollywood High. Now, he's amped about the endless possibilities. Amir hopes to be an inspiration to others and is determined to make a difference in the lives of teens everywhere.
Se ha escrito mucho acerca de Tommy Mottola, uno de los ejecutivos más poderosos, visionarios y exitosos en la historia de la industria de la música. Descubrió, desarrolló y acompañó el progreso profesional de muchas súper estrellas incluyendo a Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez y Gloria Estefan, y es reconocido como el creador de la "explosión latina". Ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar al lado de Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, las Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett y Ozzy Osbourne, entre otros gigantes de la música. Esta es su historia - la historia de la industria de la música moderna, desde Elvis hasta el iPod - a través de los ojos del hombre que hizo que la mayor parte del desarrollo de esta industria fuera posible. EL CREADOR DE ÉXITOS relata la forma como un muchacho del Bronx -un desertor escolar- se convirtió en uno de los CEOs más creativos y controversiales de la industria de la música. Por primera vez, Tommy pone al descubierto los hechos tras los aspectos más sensacionales de su vida, como el de haber estado casado con Mariah Carey y haber desarrollado la carrera de esta artista, haber sido la persona encargada de manejar los altibajos emocionales de Michael Jackson, haber tenido la fuerza para enfrentarse a quien fuera en una época su jefe y su mentor, Walter Yetnikoff. EL CREADOR DE ÉXITOS nos llevará a ese mundo de poder, dinero y fama, a medida que nos narra sus fascinantes encuentros con incontables íconos y lo que fue para Tommy Mottola estar en la cima en el momento en el que el negocio sufrió un cambio repentino. La historia de Tommy es una que jamás podrá igualarse, y está aquí, por primera vez, en su propia voz.
Re-examines American History through the theme of contested equality Taking an inclusive view of American history, Created Equal emphasizes the struggles for equality experienced by diverse groups of Americans across the many regions of the nation With a steadfast chronological framework, and a strong narrative thread, the authors offer a fresh and critical perspective on the traditional story. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Jones program. Key learning applications include assessment, MyHistoryLab Video Series, and History Explorer A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning -- Personalize Learning -- MyHistoryLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Emphasize Outcomes -- Learning Objective Questions at the beginning of each chapter and a chapter review and thematic timeline ending each chapter keep students focused on what they need to know On MyHistoryLab, practice tests help students achieve these objectives by measuring progress and creating personalized study plans. Engage Students -- A new pedagogically-driven design highlights a clear learning path through the material and offers a visually stunning learning experience in print or on a screen. With the Pearson eText, students can transition directly to MyHistoryLab resources such as primary source documents, videos, and mapping exercises. Improve Critical Thinking -- Powerful learning applications in MyHistoryLab including Explorer mapping exercises, Closer Look analyses of sources and topics, and Writing Assessments tied to engaging videos-promote critical thinking Support Instructors -- MyHistoryLab, Instructor's eText, MyHistoryLab Instructor's Guide, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor's Manual, MyTest, and PowerPoints are available. This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class - all at a fraction of the bound book price
This Creating America Workbook contains: Three Worlds Meet, Beginnings to 1763, Creating a New Nation 1763-1791, The Early Republic, 1789-1844, A Changing Nation, 1810-1860, The Nation Divided and Rebuilt, 1846-1877, America Transformed. 1860-1914, Modern America Emerges, 1880-1920, and Depression, War, and Recovery, 1919-1960.
In this atmospheric and enthralling novel, Katherine Govier tells the story of the world's greatest living bird artist as he finally understands the paradox embedded in his art: that the act of creation is also an act of destruction. Running two steps ahead of the bailiff, alternately praised and reviled, John James Audubon set himself the audacious task of drawing, from nature, every bird in North America. The result was his masterpiece, The Birds of America. In June 1833, partway through his mission, he enlisted his son, Captain Bayfield of the Royal Navy, and a party of young gentlemen to set sail for nesting grounds no ornithologist had ever seen, in the treacherous passage between Newfoundland and Labrador. Creation explores the short, stormy summer throughout which the captain became the artist's foil, measuring stick, and the recipient of his long-held secrets. It is an exploration of that fateful expedition, a probing and imaginative narrative that fills in a gap in the visionary naturalist's well-documented life.
How can students with widely varied levels of literary experience learn to write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama -- over the course of only one semester? In Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, David Starkey offers some solutions to the challenges of teaching the introductory creative writing course: (1) concise, accessible instruction in literary basics; (2) short models of literature to analyze, admire and emulate; (3) inventive and imaginative assignments that inspire and motivate.
EL 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1973, UNA DE LAS DICTADURAS MÁS SANGUINARIAS SE INSTALA EN CHILE PARA CAMBIAR LA FAZ DE UNA NACIÓN Y LA HISTORIA DE UN CONTINENTE Crecer a golpes recupera el ensayo y la crónica de trece reconocidos narradores y periodistas para exhibir los conflictos irresueltos que cortan la carne hasta el hueso de América Latina. La mitad de los últimos cuarenta años, América Latina albergó gobiernos ruines y coleccionó crisis como mundiales de fútbol. Para el momento en que se acabaron las tablas del ajedrez de la Guerra Fría, América Latina había atravesado dictaduras despiadadas, sobrevivido a una década adicional de cataclismos económicos y comprado los descubrimientos de la apertura económica que traían los Melquíades neoliberales. Estas historias lo embarcarán en un viaje de sur a norte por grandes y pequeñas derrotas y victorias, y por los decisivos conflictos que marcan la vida de millones de personas. En ese recorrido descubrirá el por qué de la América Latina de hoy: muchas veces, la historia puede hacer lo que desee con nosotros.
Using skills learned from her mom, an undercover cop, Chanti Evans has already exposed lies and made enemies at her posh new school, so she's no stranger to the games people play. But she's learning the hard way that at Langdon Prep, friends can play more dangerous games than any enemy.There's nothing like having someone in your corner when you're the new girl in school, but Chanti can't help suspecting that everything about her new friend, Bethanie, is a lie--especially once she starts skipping classes and blowing Chanti off for her mysterious crush, Cole. Chanti really doesn't need the trouble of finding out the truth. She's busy enough trying to convince her hot almost-boyfriend Marco that her amateur sleuthing won't come between them again. But when Bethanie disappears with Cole, Chanti has only one chance to find her--even as her investigation puts her love life, and everything else, at risk. . .."Watch out Nancy Drew. . .Chanti Evans from the 'hood is the hot new sleuth in town!" --Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author"Chanti will show why you keep your friends close and your frenemies closer." --Ni-Ni Simone on My Own Worst Frenemy
Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora's life isn't normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don't add up. Now Nora's own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?
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