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Marilyn Meberg has found a wonderful formula for living: "Cheer up, for Christ has overcome the world." One of the featured speakers on the wildly popular Women of Faith tour, Marilyn uses her own life events to show how we can maintain joy in the midst of difficult heartbreaking experiences.
Providing a clear look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this is the first biography of the late Skip James, perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. His 1931 performances of "Devil Got My Woman," "I'm So Glad," and "22-20 Blues" are masterpieces that transcend the genre. Drawing largely on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, it paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. In doing so, it offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.
From New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison comes the sizzling tale of two friends and the provocative bet that forever changes their lives. Now, with their futures up in the air, who will play one vengeful game too many? And who will wish she wasn't left standing?I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Why won't she let him go? Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. Now with a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it's past time to make some tough decisions. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
In this sizzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, two friends make a provocative bet that forever changes their lives... Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health is the least Loretta Lovelace figures she can do. After all, it was her bet that made his wife, Madison, the target of a crazed stalker who put Chicago at death's door. With their marriage on the rocks, Loretta can't resist looking after Chicago--and reigniting his passion for life. Except now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers--and she's not the only one. Little does Loretta know that spoiled, beautiful Madison has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband... "Drenched in jealousy, cheating...will leave readers gasping in shock." --Library Journal
In this sizzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, two friends make a provocative bet that forever changes their lives. . .I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
I'd Rather Be Writing: A Guide to Finding More Time, Getting Organized, Completing More Projects and Having Funby Marcia Golub
A published novelist and editor offers advice and cheery companionship through the processes associated with professional writing: finding time, dealing with insurmountable obstacles, getting organized, and completing projects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
Sewell is a funny, brave new writer who dares to reveal that sex in her house does not look anything like the sex you see in movies. When she learns that her husband, Kip, would have sex five or six times a week if he could have as much sex as he wanted (compared to her once or twiceamonth), Joan decides she'd better pluck up her sex drive before she ends up on the fast track to divorce court. I'd Rather Eat Chocolate is the witty, provocative chronicle of her search for a lift to her libido and what happens when none of the expert advice works. First she tries sexy underwear--until her husband realizes she is cheating on her thongs by wearing cotton panties. Then she reads that for stressed-out wives, a husband who does housework is the ultimate aphrodisiac--until she realizes that she is actually the slob in the relationship and the mess hasn't decreased Kip's sex drive any. When she reads John Gray's advice to women to offer "quickies" if their husbands want sex and they are not in the mood, Joan realizes that this is the ultimate male trump card so she can never again say no to sex. Her fantasies begin to involve smothering John Gray with a pillow. Joan Sewell is scrappy, fearless, and hilarious, the "I Love Lucy" of low libido. Her memoir is laugh-out-loud funny. But it has a serious vein, too. How Joan and Kip work it out, and what they do when they "do it," will give every woman hope that she can be true to herself and have a happy marriage.
Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective. Soon, you too will have the ability to find racism in everything. Bring back the Shetland Negro and do away with Black History Month! After all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression? In Wilmore's own words, "I'd rather we got casinos!"
Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but its really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year shes already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways -- three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti. But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for an ordinary boy who thinks shes an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without his ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, shes beginning her most dangerous mission she's falling in love.
Best-selling authors Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile brought sweet relief to moms with their first book, I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. Here they return with a frank, yet encouraging look at marriage post-tots. They set out to discover if parenthood has to be incompatible with conjugal bliss--and if so, how to change that. To find out, they spoke to hundreds of mothers (and quite a few fathers). I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper examines the challenges of modern parenthood for married couples today and it extends a loving hand so that mothers can step out of the madness, make the most of what they have, and learn to love their marriages as much as they love their husbands and kids.
This bundle gives you three books for the price of two and includes: I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms. Best-selling authors Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile tackle the tough issues of modern-day parenthood and marriage with a frank, yet encouraging tone. Interviewing hundreds of mothers (and fathers too), they extend a loving hand in the middle of the madness and help readers see their marriages and families in new lights.
In this powerful debut novel, three American soldiers haunted by their actions in Afghanistan search for absolution and human connection in family and civilian life. Wintric Ellis joins the army as soon as he graduates from high school, saying goodbye to his girlfriend, Kristen, and to the backwoods California town whose borders have always been the limits of his horizon. Deployed in Afghanistan two years into a directionless war, he struggles to find his bearings in a place where allies could at any second turn out to be foes. Two career soldiers, Dax and Torres, take Wintric under their wing. Together, these three men face an impossible choice: risk death or commit a harrowing act of war. The aftershocks echo long after each returns home to a transfigured world, where his own children may fear to touch him and his nightmares still hold sway. Jesse Goolsby casts backward and forward in time to track these unforgettable characters from childhood to parenthood, from redwood forests to open desert roads to the streets of Kabul. Hailed by Robert Olen Butler as a "major literary event," I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them is a work of disarming eloquence and heart-wrenching wisdom, and a debut novel from a writer to watch.
This is the story of Ida, whose life consists mainly of resting, because she is always tired; of talking to herself; and of getting married, time after time.
Twenty-five-year-old Brenda Carver is a writer and a welfare mother of four. Rosa Rivera is an aspiring actress who will let nothing get in the way of her career. Sharif Goldsby is a political activist determined to change the world -- starting with Harlem. . .
Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.<P><P> That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. <P> Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture-school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone. <P> How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?
Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil rights, women's suffrage, and Progressivism in the United States and abroad. Schechter's comprehensive treatment makes vivid the scope of Wells-Barnett's contributions and examines why the political philosophy and leadership of this extraordinary activist eventually became marginalized. Though forced into the shadow of black male leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington and misunderstood and then ignored by white women reformers such as Frances E. Willard and Jane Addams, Wells-Barnett nevertheless successfully enacted a religiously inspired, female-centered, and intensely political vision of social betterment and empowerment for African American communities throughout her adult years. By analyzing her ideas and activism in fresh sharpness and detail, Schechter exposes the promise and limits of social change by and for black women during an especially violent yet hopeful era in U.S. history.
Ida Early is as tall as the tales she tells, a gangly scarecrow who comes to the rural Georgia home of widower Mr. Sutton during the Depression years. Her offer to help out for a spell delights the four Sutton children and their father ... and life becomes a three-ring circus for the kids.
Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller's success. Rejecting the term "muckraker" to describe her profession, she went on to achieve remarkable prominence for a woman of her generation as a writer and shaper of public opinion. This biography offers an engrossing portrait of a trailblazer in a man's world who left her mark on the American consciousness. Notes, bibliography, index.
Ida Tarbell's generation called her a "muckraker" (the term was Theodore Roosevelt's, and he didn't intend it as a compliment), but in our time she would have been known as an investigative reporter, with the celebrity of Woodward and Bernstein. By any description, Ida Tarbell was one of the most powerful women of her time in the United States: admired, feared, hated. When her History of the Standard Oil Company was published, first in McClure's Magazine and then as a book (1904), it shook the Rockefeller interests, caused national outrage, and led the Supreme Court to fracture the giant monopoly into several corporations, one of which survives today as ExxonMobil.
The Idaho Adventure is a multi-media textbook program for 4th grade Idaho studies. The program is based on Idaho's Content Standards for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history.
Benjamin Zared is one of the richest men in the nation, and his son has gone missing in rough Oregon border country. Zared asks Skye Fargo, along with a motley crew of renowned frontiersmen, to find his boy, with $20,000 going to whoever brings him back alive. Now the Trailsman has to find the rich man's son in a perilous race against some of the wiliest wildcats ever to track a trail.
Small-town Idaho, where everyone knows your business, is no place for a baby dyke to go looking for love. Especially when murder and homophobia are stalking the streets. For Wilhelmina "Bil" Hardy, trapped in the coils of her eccentric family and off-the-wall friends, neither the course of true love nor amateur sleuthing runs smooth. Mistaken identity, misunderstandings, and mysteries galore take Bil to places she's never dreamed of visiting.Idaho Code is a funny book about love, family, and the freedom you can find in a state that values individuality more than common sense.Joan Opyr's hobbies are politics, politics, and politics, though, for the sake of variation, she has been known occasionally to dance the polka.
The trailsman protects a passel of prairie pioneers Skye Fargo runs across a wagon train being "guarded" by some low-down men in the employ of one Victor Gore--a man who makes his money at others' fatal expense. With Gore and his vermin on one side, and a band of angry Nez Perce Indians on the other, the Trailsman has to guide the settlers to their promised land--or they'll be buried in it...
The trailsman puts the spurs to the spuds... Skye Fargo knows the wiles of women-but even he's thrown by little Miss Bonnie McLure. She's a troublemaking vixen who's well-versed in cards, cons, and other unmentionable skills. She wants Fargo to help her find the man who murdered her wealthy rancher father. Trouble is, the local powers want to hang the wrong man for the crime. Now the Trailsman has to hunt down a killer in a town that survives on deceit, and thrives on deadly double-dealing...
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