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Let's face it, reading sucks . . . but movies are fun! In this children's picture book parody for grown-ups, Pixar writer and artist Josh Cooley presents the most hilariously inappropriate--that is, the best--scenes from contemporary classic films in an illustrated, for-early-readers style. Terrifying, sexy, and awesome scenes from such favorite films as Alien, Rosemary's Baby, Fargo, Basic Instinct, Seven, The Silence of the Lambs, Apocalypse Now, The Shining, and many more are playfully illustrated and captioned to make reading fun and exciting for kids who never grew up. A sly celebration of the things fans love most about these legendary films (and movies in general), this is one book that probably should not be read at bedtime.
Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him? As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures-- from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "WOE" woven in it--lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.
For fans of âe~Fifty Shades of Greyâe(tm), discover the author who dares to spell out what women really want; succumb to Nikki Gemmellâe(tm)s smartly seductive Threesome. This sensational ebook collection includes Nikkiâe(tm)s latest book, âe~I Take Youâe(tm). âe~The Bride Stripped Bareâe(tm) On honeymoon, a young wife makes a shocking discovery that will free her to explore her most dangerous desires. âe~With My Bodyâe(tm) A mother escapes from married life in overwhelmingly passionate memories of her first love. âe~I Take Youâe(tm) A woman consents to submit to her husbandâe(tm)s every desire, but can she bear to remain under lock and key when true intimacy beckons?
Book 1 in The Twelve Candles Club. Four Best Friends + One Summer = Fun + Adventure! It was Becky Hamilton's twelfth birthday, the last day of school, and her three wacky friends were at the front door of her house singing "Happy birthday"! But instead of joy, tears pressed behind Becky's eyes. Could she keep pretending that everything was okay for one more night? Would her secret ruin her birthday pizza and slumber party? Becky's emotions had been on a roller coaster from the moment her mother delivered the terrible news: They could no longer afford to live in Southern California and must move away! Away from Tricia, Jess and Cara and the beach and ... everything! But just when she feels the worst about it, Becky has a remarkable brainstorm. She and her three girlfriends could start a club, the Twelve Candles Club, and they could do all sorts of work through the summer months and earn money ... and maybe she won't have to move! What a Wild Idea! Can They Make It Work?
Five years ago, as an unwed, pregnant college student, Sadie placed her baby girl with adoptive parents. Since that heart-wrenching decision, not a day has passed that Sadie doesn't think of her daughter. Yet, she knows the Lord orchestrated Ellie's adoption into a loving Christian home. But a letter written by Ellie's adoptive father, Cam, delivers sad news that Ellie's adoptive mother has died. Is Cam's invitation to visit Ellie an answer to Sadie's prayer? Will Sadie's empty arms finally be filled by her longed-for child? Or will she find another kind of love altogether?
[from the back cover] "After sailing from Dublin to New York at the age of fifteen, Kathleen O'Neil meets and marries happy-go-lucky John McDougal. A trip across the American West becomes a journey through tragedy, giving root to her new resolve never to depend on anyone other than herself. When John goes off to fight in Europe during World War I, he leaves her stranded in the Georgia hill country with a young son. Looking for a way to survive, Kathleen finds the quickest way to money is through moonshine whiskey, brewed from a method she learned in Ireland. Clandestine deals with greedy sheriffs, judges, and gangsters make it easy to sidestep the law. A reckless romance with a G-man who comes to arrest her ends with his death and the murder of an innocent boy. Kathleen escapes to Florida, only to have the past and its consequences find her there years later. When World War II threatens to take her two sons from her, she will do anything to keep that from happening. To make sure her dreams come true, she must destroy those of people she loves."
Mr. and Mrs. Garland died in an epidemic of cholera and their two children were taken in by an uncle. To Toby and Emily, any sort of life seemed better than the gall and indignity of living with their uncle's brutal slave-driving. Emily dreamed of a little cottage on the coast where she could look after Toby in peace and comfort, but it was to be a long time after My Alice lifted to freedom on the flood-tide one night with Toby and Emily as crew, before her dream had an opportunity of becoming reality. Home on a smelly fishing smack with a black hole of a cuddy and mouldy straw for a mattress was no home at all, and when Mrs. Seymour offered Emily a room of her own in exchange for duties as a housemaid, Emily thought this was bliss indeed--until her cheeks grew pale for lack of sunlight and she pined for the salty tang of fresh air on her face. But there were compensations, rich compensations : there was Adam and the mystery of the Maplin Bird and the sheer exhilaration of standing with him at the tiller heading with that ruthless, daring smuggler for France. And suddenly, Emily found she had a second pipe-dream--and surely they could not both come true?
"For those who know where to look, the principles that guide the construction of our world are plain to see, in everything from cucumbers to cathedrals. This spectacular volume shows us exactly where we can look - in our buildings, our language, our myths, our environment, even our own bodies - to behold the myriad ways in which the numbers one through ten serve as the universe's blueprint. " "Modern scientists are reaffirming what the ancients observed in their world and taught in their myths: that a consistent language of geometric design underpins every level of the universe, from atoms through galaxies. Michael Schneider translates that surpassingly eloquent language in lyrical, straightforward prose and hundreds of eye-opening illustrations. Here we learn, for example, why circles have come to symbolize perfection, why triangles are associated with divinity and balance, why squares represent generation and pentads regeneration, why multiples of six are used to measure time and space, and why seven has always been associated with mystery. Schneider makes the abstract real with dozens of easy exercises the reader can do using pencil, paper, compass, and straightedge that demonstrate how our astonishingly intricate world unfolds from the pure simplicity of natures geometry. " "A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe combines science, philosophy, and common sense in a thoroughly novel way, showing us the world's wonder and harmony hidden in familiar places, a wisdom neither ancient nor New Age but timeless. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Common Threads is a brief nonfiction reader with concise but comprehensive reading and writing instruction. Its unique rhetorical and thematic organization allows teachers to seamlessly blend it into their existing curricula. With brief high-interest readings, probing questions, extensive writing suggestions, and practical reading and writing instruction, Common Threads gives students all the instruction, practice, and support they need to engage with complex texts.
Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's best-selling textbook continues to take a traditional approach and is often considered a student and teacher favorite. The book features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies. It continues the tradition of providing a firm foundation in chemical concepts and principles while presenting a broad range of topics in a clear, concise manner. The tradition of Chemistry has a new addition with co-author, Kenneth Goldsby from Florida State University, adding variations to the 11th edition. The organization of the chapter order has changed with nuclear chemistry moving up in the chapter order. There is a new problem type--Interpreting, Modeling, and Estimating--fully demonstrating what a real life chemist does on a daily basis. The authors have added over 340 new problems to the book. The new edition of Chemistry continues to strike a balance between theory and application by incorporating real examples and helping students visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of chemical activity. An integral part of the text is to develop students' problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Terrorism, Crime, and Public Policy describes the problem of terrorism; compares it to other forms of aggression, particularly crime and war; and discusses policy options for dealing with the problem. It focuses on the causes of terrorism with the aim of understanding its roots and providing insights toward policies that will serve to prevent it. The book serves as a single-source reference on terrorism and as a platform for more in-depth study, with a set of discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Individual chapters focus on: the nature of terrorism, theories of aggression and terrorism, the history of terrorism, globalization vs. clash, the role of religion, nonreligious extremism and terrorism, the role of technology, terrorism throughout the modern world, responses to terrorism, fear of terrorism, short-term approaches and long-term strategies for preventing terrorism, balancing security and rights to liberty and privacy, and pathways to a safer and saner 21st century.
Expert anthropologist shows missionaries how to better understand the people they serve and their historical and cultural settings.
A senior pastor pleads with his colleagues to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry.
Days of Decision spans a century of American foreign policy making, from the Spanish- American War of 1898 to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Michael J. Nojeim and David P. Kilroy carefully examine twelve foreign-policy landmarks, each of which played a crucial role in shaping world history and led to profound changes in U. S. foreign policy. Devoting one chapter to each turning point, they place it in its proper historical context, explore its political consequences--primarily the debates and divisions that arose among policymakers--and discuss the aftermath, focusing on its lasting influence on world affairs and the conduct of American diplomacy and foreign affairs. This accessible, introductory text provides students of foreign policy and international relations a deeper understanding of these disciplines' processes and of America's place in the world.
Readings for Sociology provides students with engaging selections that reveal the complexities of our social world and offer insights into sociological analysis. Garth Massey includes selections from popular and academic journals as well as lively book excerpts. All of the selections help students reach a new level of sociological understanding. While Readings for Sociology is comprehensive in its scope, offering a wide range of selections on the standard topics in the introductory course, its emphasis is particularly on social inequality and race, class, and gender.
A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Thirteenth Edition of Babbie's 'gold-standard' text gives you the tools you need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. Babbie emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.
The book intends to improve the ability of college students, while getting them ready to make a successful start in intermediate algebra.
Four tales of hot New Adult romance in New Orleans ... Party Spring Break-style with four bestselling romance authors, including Julia Kent and Sara Fawkes, as they dish out sexy tales of romance in the Big Easy!Share Me by Julia KentEmma Barton has just been dumped--for being boring. Now she's letting loose and reclaiming her inner bad girl with not one, but two sexy strangers! Double the pleasure means double the fun, right?Shake Me by Sara FawkesDetermined to forget her cheating boyfriend, Cassidy Dupre agrees to a night out with playboy Travis Dean. But when she finds herself wanting more than she bargained for, this evening could spell desire ... or disaster!Show Me by Cathryn FoxEva Parker wants a lesson in seduction ... from her brother's best friend. When teaching becomes tension, will they be able to keep it professional? Or will friends forever become something much hotter?Shock Me by Lauren HawkeyeCallie Gilmore is determined to break out of the friend zone with Ryder Hawkins. Donning a mask and making her move seems easy, but when fate throws a curveball, Callie must choose: turn and run ... or embrace the night.
For fans of Allison Brennan and Karen Rose comes Carey Baldwin, a daring new name in suspense, with the story of a serial killer out for blood--and the only woman who can stop his reign of terror.They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul--by taking your life.Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law Faith's compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really the Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police?Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she's to unravel the truth. But she doesn't realize she's about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer's diabolical game. For once he's finished with Faith, she'll become his next victim.
For more than three decades, Louise Erdrich has enthralled readers with dazzling novels that paint an evocative portrait of Native American life.In Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Erdrich takes us on an illuminating tour through the terrain her ancestors have inhabited for centuries: the lakes and islands of southern Ontario. Summoning to life the Ojibwe's sacred spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, she considers the many ways in which her tribe--whose name derives from the word ozhibii'ige, "to write"--have influenced her. Her journey links ancient stone paintings with a magical island where a bookish recluse built an extraordinary library, and she reveals how both have transformed her. A blend of history, mythology, and memoir, Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is an enchanting meditation on modern life, natural splendor, and the ancient spirituality and creativity of Erdrich's native homeland--a long, elemental tradition of storytelling that is in her blood.
The gripping story of the American army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at NurembergLutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as an army chaplain during World War II. As two of his three sons faced danger and death on the battlefield, Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. But at the close of the European theater, with Hitler defeated and scores of American troops returning home to resume their lives, Gerecke received his most challenging assignment: he was sent to Nuremberg to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.A crucial yet largely untold coda to the horrors of World War II, Mission at Nuremberg unearths groundbreaking new research and compelling firsthand accounts to take us deep inside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the very cells of the accused and the courtroom where they answered to the world for their crimes. Never before in modern history had man accomplished mass slaughter with such precision. These twenty-one Nazis had sat at the right hand of Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner were the orchestrators, and in some cases the direct perpetrators, of the most methodical genocide in history.As the drama leading to the court's final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings Henry Gerecke's impossible moral quandary to life: How, having risked his own life (and those of his sons) to eliminate the Nazi threat, could he now win the confidence of these men? In the months after the war ended, Gerecke had visited Dachau. He had touched the walls of the camp's crematorium. He had seen the consequences of the choices these men had made, the orders they had given and carried out. As he worked to form compassionate relationships with them, how could he preach the gospel of mercy, knowing full well the devastating nature of the atrocities they had committed? And as the day came nearer when he had to escort these men to the gallows, what comfort could he offer--and what promises of salvation could he make--to evil itself? Detailed, harrowing, and emotionally charged, Mission at Nuremberg is an incisive new history of the Nuremberg trials as well as a nuanced reflection on the nature of morality and sin, the price of empathy, and the limits of forgiveness.
A gifted storyteller and spiritual director, Father James Martin, SJ, invites readers to experience the stories of the Gospels in a completely new, vivid, and exciting way to gain a deeper understanding of Jesus. Moving sequentially through the Gospels, considering not only familiar passages but also the "hidden life" of Jesus, the book offers a bold retelling of the life of Christ, faithful to the Christian tradition, while meditating on parts of the narrative that have often escaped notice. Martin provides personal stories from his own life, the most up-to-date biblical scholarship, and powerful anecdotes from beloved spiritual teachers, and brings the reader along on his own real-life travels through the Holy Land. Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual reflections about the Christ of faith, Martin re-creates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher us into Jesus's life and times and reveal how Jesus speaks to us today. Jesus: A Pilgrimage is an invitation to know Jesus as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother.
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