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"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn," Ernest Hemingway wrote, "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft thrillingly through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat, betrayal by rogues, and the final threat from the bourgeoisie. Informing all this is the presence of the River, described in palpable detail by Mark Twain, the former steamboat pilot, who transforms it into a richly metaphoric entity. Twain's other great innovation was the language of the book itself, which is expressive in a completely original way. "The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature," Robert Penn Warren noted. "It is a language capable of poetry."
Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, are called in by a consortium of publishers and writers to investigate several cases of false plagiarism, but the probe soon becomes complicated by murder.
In Knockout, Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments--treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down. Somers herself has stared cancer in the face, and a decade later she has conquered her fear and has emerged confident with the path she's chosen.Now she shares her personal choices and outlines an array of options from doctors across the country: EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS*without chemotherapy*without radiation*sometimes, even without surgery INTEGRATIVE PROTOCOLS*combining standard treatments with therapies that build up the immune system METHODS FOR MANAGING CANCER*outlining ways to truly live with the diease Since prevention is the best course, Somers' experts provide nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplementation options to help protect you from getting the disease in the first place. Whichever path you choose, Knockout is a must-have resource to navigate the life-and-death world of cancer and increase your odds of survival. After reading stunning testimonials from inspirational survivors using alternative treatments, you'll be left with a feeling of empowerment and something every person who is touched by this disease needs...HOPE.From the Hardcover edition.
Kim's World Turns Upside Down When Kim's mom is diagnosed with cancer, Natalie steps in, as true friends will do, to round up hundreds of people to pray for Mrs. Peterson's healing. Her health begins to improve, and Kim's love life begins to flourish...but with a non-Christian. Natalie warns Kim to break off the relationship, but is that just because she's jealous? Or is God trying to speak to Kim through Natalie's counsel? When her mom's health suddenly declines again, Kim blames herself. Maybe she never should have become involved with Matthew, especially as she's tempted to give in to his pressure to have sex. Kim's faith is hanging in the balance. She wants to believe that prayer will prevail, but the obstacles seem so big...Thursday, December 29 My dad and I are both feeling a little torn about Mom right now. On one hand, we all act like everything is just peachy, perfectly normal. But at the same time, it's like we're walking on eggshells too. Like we're all thinking the same thing-is this our last Christmas all together? Kim Peterson's mom has stage four ovarian cancer, and Kim's done enough research online to know the odds are dismal. But Kim and her best friend, Natalie McCabe, and a lot of other people are praying that God will heal her mom. Kim's mom makes her promise that she'll continue with life as normal: Nat, youth group, violin, her Just Ask Jamie newspaper column, even hanging out with Matthew. But how can life be normal with cancer hanging over your head like a dark cloud? And then she's getting flak from Natalie because Matthew's not a Christian, and Nat's afraid he'll drag Kim down. But Nat's dating life isn't exactly smooth sailing, either. Both girls are praying a lot-and waiting to find out what's meant to be. Reader's guide included Story Behind the Book"My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time, full of sharp contrasts-love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts-speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now!" -Melody CarlsonFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
KILL THE COMPETITIONEmma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, has never faced such cruel competition--especially not the fierce personal attacks mounted by Alpine's radical new publication, Crystal Clear. So when Crystal Bird, the editor, commits suicide, Emma sheds no tears. But Sheriff Milo Dodge determines that Crystal was murdered, and the little town is out for blood--namely, Emma's. Pursued by hate mail and flying bricks, Emma vows to draw some blood herself--from the enemy who set her up to take the fall. . . .From the Paperback edition.
Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won't my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You'll find practical solutions for how to:- Avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training - See misbehavior as an opportunity to teach nonpunitive discipline--not punishment - Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills - Employ family and class meetings to tackle behavorial challenges - And much, much more!This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Make a Difference During the Most Important Years of Your Child's LifeThe months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans--and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn't understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child?Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today's world. In Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, you'll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You'll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to:·Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries ·Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home ·Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that often come with those lessons ·Identify your child's temperament ·Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children ·And much, much more!Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When a shipment of army rifles gets stolen, Skye Fargo heads to the town of Helldorado-where bandits cross paths and trouble heats up. And between the guns and the girls, things get hotter than hell!
Lately the big winners at the Ruby Rooster casino have been cashing out early, and if Skye Fargo doesn't find out who's been dealing the bitter hand, he might be next.
All Skye Fargo had to do was ride the rails up to Nebraska, track down a redheaded beauty, and swipe back the priceless tiara she saw fit to steal. But the Trailsman soon realizes things aren't nearly as plain as they seem.
A freak sandstorm leads Fargo into close encounters with a lonely widow, greedy gold miners, and motherlode of trouble.
Arriving in the tough town of Virginia City, Nevada, all Skye Fargo wants to do is deliver a party of silver-hungry pioneers to the boomtown and get out of town. But lady luck turns tail when Fargo runs smack-dab into a war between two rival saloons where anyone can get wasted on shots of whiskey--or lead.
The town of Les Bois, which sits just east of the Oregon Trail, has been bled dry by the Swill family: nine brothers and their decrepit father. Now the Swills have begun kidnapping women to keep them company. When the Trailsman hits the town, he vows to put the Swills in a family plot on Boot Hill.
Skye Fargo is short on cash and shorter on his temper when he trades lead with a Texas prairie punk and leaves him facedown in the dust. Soon, Fargo finds that some dead men have a long reach when it comes to revenge and finds himself the target of the dead man's kinfolk.
Skye Fargo rides into a war between two rival English clans-and discovers that when you mix family feuding with power and passion, there's no such thing as too many lies, too little loyalty, or too much blood.
Skye Fargo is hired by a New York tycoon to find his favorite niece. The girl went searching for signs of an extinct tribe near the Canadian borderlands and disappeared. Finding lost souls in the wilderness is nothing new to Fargo, but he finds a mysterious race of forest dwellers whose desire for isolation is matched only by their lust for human blood.
When Skye Fargo heads to a port in San Francisco, he gets mixed up with a troupe of actors, including their leading lady, who are about to face the final curtain at the hands of some murderous outlaws out to steal their show. But the Trailsman is going to show the thugs that his show will go on--even if their lives do not.
Skye Fargo takes a job guiding a New Orleans fur trader up the Rio Grande, thinking it's an easy way to make a dollar--until they run into a group of Apache infected with smallpox. Stopping to help, Fargo and his friend barely prevent the disease from wiping out the entire tribe. The survivors now have to face a deadlier enemy: a Comanche war party that is on the rampage and heading their way.
Sky Fargo faces a bloodthirsty butcher in the Sierra Nevadas! A savage beast appears to be on the loose in the wilds of the Sierras. But the Trailsman is about to discover the deadliest predator on Earth is still man.
Nothing can prepare Skye Fargo for the 10-year-old kid with a quick draw and a deadly aim. He's searching for his beloved cousin, who has been sold into slavery. The unlikely pair rides into a hell of blood and bullets, with two goals: rescue and revenge.
A simple act of kindness towards a family of pioneers leads Skye Fargo into a desperate fight for survival, as a vile gang of cutthroats preys upon the naive settlers heading out West. The pilgrims are lured out into The Badlands with promises of a booming frontier, then the men are killed, their goods stolen, and their women taken to be sold at a barbaric auction to the worst element of mankind. With the lives of innocent women and children at stake, Fargo sets out to show some hombres just who's the baddest in The Badlands.
Riding shotgun for a stagecoach traveling through hostile Indian lands, Skye Fargo finds himself protecting a rag-tag group of passengers from the vengeance of an Apache war chief. With a sultry redhead and a brassy blond both vying for his affection, Fargo will have to focus all of his resources to survive the deadly onslaught from a relentless foe. Dodging arrows as well as his amorous companions, the Trailsman clears a path the only way he knows how with bullets flying and enemies dying.
Hired to locate the grave of a woman's son, Skye Fargo leads her through the Nebraska territory towards Chimney Rock. But the dim-witted Lacy brothers are not far behind, reckoning they'll be led to some hidden loot. And, as the Trailsman closes in on his quarry, he must decide if he's aiding a grieving mother or abetting a cunning con woman. With time running short, Fargo has no one to trust, except the irons strapped to his legs.
In Dew Creek, the Trailsman hires on to help a pair of orphaned sisters defend their family gold mining claim. Enamored of his seductive employers, Fargo tolerates the ramshackle town full of sidewinders and low-down polecats. But when several miners with profitable gold claims disappear, he finds himself confronting a man who has tangled the whole town in a web of fear brought on by gold fever. Fargo decides to teach him to respect a different kind of metal--hot lead.
While Skye Fargo rides shotgun on the first stage run for the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express Company, a gang of outlaws bushwacks the coach, stealing a big payroll. Determined to make good on the botched job, The Trailsman sets out to track down the outlaws -- accompanied by a frisky saloon gal -- all the while suspecting a fellow employee of pulling an inside job. With enemies everywhere, Fargo must rely on his only trusted companion. . . hot lead!
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