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Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952

by John Julius Norwich Diana Cooper

Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rural Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son. As a portrait of a time and some of history's most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans--and the constraints of the time they lived in.

Darned if You Do

by Monica Ferris

The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries have shown that when it comes to murder, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn't mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she'll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble... After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota--including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch--offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates.But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property--his cousin Valentina--becomes the number one suspect. Betsy believes there's more to the case than meets the eye, but finding clues to the killer's identity in the clutter Tom left behind will be like looking for a needle in a haystack ...FREE CROCHET PATTERN INCLUDED

Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution

by Randal Keynes

In a chest of drawers bequeathed by his grandmother, author Randal Keynes discovered the writing case of Charles and Emma Darwin's beloved daughter Annie Darwin, who died at the age of ten. He also found the notes Darwin kept throughout Annie's illness, the eulogy he delivered at her funeral-and provocative new insights into Darwin's views on nature, evolution, and the human condition. In Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution, Keynes shows that Darwin was not "a cold intellect with no place for love in his famous 'struggle for existence,' [but]. . . a man of uncommon warmth" (Scientific American). Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin is now a major motion picture and the movie tie-in paperback is also available from Riverhead Books. .

A Date with a Werewolf (Sweet Valley High #105)

by Francine Pascal Kate William

While Elizabeth and Jessica continue their internship at the London Journal, Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of grisly murders. Meanwhile Elizabeth and Luke have become more than friends, and they both suspect Jessica may be in danger from her new friend Lord Robert Pembroke. The second book in this three-part mini-series will grab both Sweet Valley fans and horror fans.

The Dating Game #5: Speed Dating

by Natalie Standiford

As sophomores Madison, Holly, and Lina continue to learn about dating and boys and record their findings on their weblog, another student begins to make up unflattering stories about the trio to post to her own web page.

The Dating Game #6: Parallel Parking

by Natalie Standiford

Revisits the lives of high-schoolers Holly, Lina, and Mads as they wonder about slowing down their searches for the right boys, and as Holly's boyfriend Sean offers her friend Mads more than the driving lessons he promised.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

by Laini Taylor

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

The Daughters

by Joanna Philbin

The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough. By the time freshman year begins, unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer that believes she's "the new face of beauty," Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media's spotlight.

Daughters of Eve

by Lois Duncan

The girls at Modesta High School feel like they're stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they're faced with sexism at every turn, and they've had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It's more than a school club-it's a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge-brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?

Daughters of the Nile

by Stephanie Dray

Based on the true story of Cleopatra's daughter... After years of abuse as the emperor's captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania--an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty. With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene's children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she's drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind. Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor's wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?

The Daughters Take the Stage

by Joanna Philbin

The daughter of chart-topping pop star Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own musical debut. Hudson has inherited her mother's talent, but she hasn't yet embraced Holla's love of the megawatt spotlight. Can Hudson find a way to perform that reflects her own low-key style? Or will Holla see to it that her only daughter becomes a pop music sensation?Go behind the music in this third novel in Joanna Philbin's stylish and heartfelt Daughters series.

Daughters who Walk this Path

by Yejide Kilanko

Daughters Who Walk This Path depicts the dramatic coming of age of Morayo, a spirited and intelligent girl growing up in 1980s Ibadan who is thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her. Only Aunty Morenike¿once protected by her own mother¿provides Morayo with a safe home, and a sense of female community which sustains Morayo as she grows into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria.

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure

by Dave Gorman

A hostage to the vagaries of a search engine, Dave Gorman has become a 21st century Dice Man throwing his fortune to the fates--the only difference is that the dice Dave rolls has 3 million faces... If someone called you a 'Googlewhack' what would you do? Would you end up playing table tennis with a nine year old boy in Boston? Would you find yourself in Los Angeles wrangling snakes, or would you go to China to be licked by a performance artist? If your name is Dave Gorman, then all of these things could be true....Fuelled by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything except what he is supposed to be doing (writing that novel and growing up), Dave falls under the spell of an obscure internet word game--Googlewhacking. Addicted to the game, and gripped by obsession, Dave travels three times round the world, visiting four continents and the unlikeliest cast of real life eccentrics you'll ever meet in what becomes an epic challenge, a life-changing, globe-trotting Googlewhack adventure.

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack! Adventure

by Dave Gorman

1. WHO IS DAVE GORMAN?* Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer from the UK. * He won the HBO U. S. Comedy Arts Festival Jury Prize for Best One Person Show. * He has appeared on the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous and The Late Show With David Letterman. * His first book Are You Dave Gorman? has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. * His second book, Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure has netted 60,000 copies to date since January 1, 2004, entering the Sunday Times Bestseller List at #1. 2. WHAT THE HELL IS A GOOGLEWHACK?* When you type two words into the Google search engine and get exactly one result. That is, only one Web page in the world happens to have the combination of words you've entered in the search box. That is a googlewhack! * Some past examples of googlewhacks include "comparative unicyclist," "maladroit wheezer," and "blithering clops. " * There is a 1-in-3-billion chance of being a googlewhack. * For a full explanation, visit www. googlewhack. com Be warned: googlewhacking is completely addictive! 3. WHAT IS Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure?* Dave's creative way to procrastinate as much as possible while writing a novel for his UK publisher, Ebury. * The mysterious e-mail from Australia that read simply "Did you know you're a googlewhack?" and Dave's subsequent obsession with googlewhacking that took him three times around the world. . . at the expense of the novel he was supposed to write. * This is Bill Bryson for a new generation, a hilarious book about the people Dave meets while he travels the globe for the strangers he has googlewhacked.

Dawn in Eclipse Bay (Eclipse Bay #2)

by Jayne Ann Krentz

From New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz--the second novel in a dramatic trilogy set in breathtaking Eclipse Bay, a town filled with rivalries as fierce and compelling as the rugged Oregon coast.... <P> Nothing was ever simple between a Madison and a Harte. The feud that had divided their families still simmered. Now, only months after their siblings' wedding, Lilian Harte and Gabe Madison are at each other's throats. Successful CEO Gabe had insisted on becoming a client of Lilian's matchmaking service. And after five disastrous dates, Lilian is at her wit's end. If she hadn't already decided to close her business and move home to Eclipse Bay, Gabe would have been the final straw. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal. Once again, Eclipse Bay will witness a showdown--between a relentless Madison and an irresistible Harte... .

The Dawn Stag

by Jules Watson

AD 81. Agricola, the ruthless governor of Roman Britain is intent on capturing the last unconquered territory in Britain - Alba: Scotland. Rhiann is an Alban priestess and princess who submitted to a political marriage to Eremon, an exiled Irish prince. Out of duty, grew love - a powerful and desperate love that will bind them together through conflict and betrayal. Now in them lies the hope of a nation. For Agricola's army is formidable - brilliantly armed and heavily supported. To the people of Alba it is a wall of steel and fire advancing across their homeland, bringing with it desolation. The predestined day draws near: the armies of Alba and Rome will meet in an epic battle to decide the fate of a country. Rhiann searches for guidance in the spirit world, little realizing how big a part she will play in this endgame. Eremon knows only that he must risk - and sacrifice - many lives, perhaps even his own. . .

The Dawn Stag: The Dalriada Trilogy, Book Two

by Jules Watson

The year is AD 81, and the ruthless Roman governor Agricola is intent on capturing the last unconquered territory in Britain: Alba, Scotland. Rhiann, an Alban priestess and princess, submits to a marriage of political necessity to Eremon, an exiled Irish prince. Out of duty grows a powerful and desperate love that will bind them together through conflict and betrayal. As Rhiann searches for guidance in the spirit world, little realizing how big a part she will play in this endgame, Eremon knows only that he must risk and sacrifice many lives, perhaps even his own. The second book in the epic Dalriada trilogy, The Dawn Stag spans three centuries and spectacularly recreates Celtic Britain at the momentous time of the Roman invasion.

Day of the Dinosaur (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #128)

by Franklin W. Dixon

A new museum is under construction outside Bayport, and it's like no museum Frank and Joe have ever seen. Its theme is prehistory, and its #1 attraction is sure to be the dinosaur park. But when the boys sign on to help prepare for opening day, they make a startling discovery: Not only are the dinosaurs incredibly lifelike .. they are potentially lethal!

The Day of the Jackal

by Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth's unforgettable novel of a conspiracy, a killer, and the one man who can stop him... He is known only as "The Jackal"--a cold, calculating assassin without emotion, or loyalty, or equal. He's just received a contract from an enigmatic employer to eliminate one of the most heavily guarded men in the world--Charles De Gaulle, president of France. It is only a twist of fate that allows the authorities to discover the plot. They know next to nothing--only that the assassin is on the move. To track him, they dispatch their finest detective, Claude Lebel, on a manhunt that will push him to his limit, in a race to stop an assassin's bullet from reaching its target. .

Day Zero

by Marc Cameron

"Awesome." --Brad ThorHell Up AboveSpecial agent Jericho Quinn is a wanted man. Suspected of murder and marked for death by a network of conspirators embedded in the White House, Quinn knows he has to get out of the country--fast--before a team of contract killers find him and his daughter. To set things right at home, he'll have to take a nonstop flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard a massive Airbus A380. But soon after takeoff, it becomes apparent that Quinn and his daughter picked the wrong plane. First, a passenger is brutally murdered. Then, Quinn is mistaken as a terrorist by an off-duty Air Marshal. As panic spreads through the plane and pressure builds to the screaming point, the unthinkable happens. Someone triggers a bomb. . .Spoiler alert: This plane is in big trouble. Praise for the novels of Marc Cameron"Action-packed, over-the-top."--Publishers Weekly on Act of Terror"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful." --Steve Berry on National Security

Day Zero

by Marc Cameron

"Awesome." --Brad ThorHell Up AboveSpecial agent Jericho Quinn is a wanted man. Suspected of murder and marked for death by a network of conspirators embedded in the White House, Quinn knows he has to get out of the country--fast--before a team of contract killers find him and his daughter. To set things right at home, he'll have to take a nonstop flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard a massive Airbus A380. But soon after takeoff, it becomes apparent that Quinn and his daughter picked the wrong plane. First, a passenger is brutally murdered. Then, Quinn is mistaken as a terrorist by an off-duty Air Marshal. As panic spreads through the plane and pressure builds to the screaming point, the unthinkable happens. Someone triggers a bomb. . .Spoiler alert: This plane is in big trouble. Praise for the novels of Marc Cameron"Action-packed, over-the-top."--Publishers Weekly on Act of Terror"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful." --Steve Berry on National Security

Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing

by Fran Claggett Louann Reid Ruth Vinz

Throughout this Daybook, you will read, respond to, and write about many different kinds of texts. You will read and write for a variety of purposes.

Daybreak Zero

by John Barnes

A year has passed since the catastrophic event known as "Daybreak" began. Seven billion people have died. Washington, D.C., has been vaporized. The United States barely avoided a second civil war between two rival governments that rose from Washington's ashes. And "Daybreak" isn't over...

Daylighters (The Morganville Vampire #15)

by Rachel Caine

While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn't the one they know; it's become a different place--a deadly one... Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they've ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated--vampires from humans--they realize that the changes definitely aren't for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they've never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation--even for the vampires themselves--the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end...

Days of Blood & Starlight

by Laini Taylor

Ar student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

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