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A Family Come True

by Kris Fletcher

It started with a kiss... Ian North is the one person Darcy Maguire can always count on. So when her daughter's biological father shows up unannounced, she knows Ian will do whatever it takes to help. A kiss, however, is the last thing she expects. Suddenly their little white lie is out of control. They're spending Father's Day with Ian's family and lying about being a couple. Only pretending isn't enough for Darcy anymore. Ian is the best father her daughter could have, and she's ready to make it official. But how can she know for certain where the lie ends and reality begins?

Dylan's Daddy Dilemma

by Tracy Madison

OF ALL THE PROTECTORS IN THE WORLD... Dylan knows that he's a sucker for damsels in distress-it's a Foster gene, for crying out loud!-and that he's promised himself not to get burned again, but to let a mother and child sleep in a car? Not on his watch. Just a little bit of help to get her back on her feet, is all. Then the beautiful woman and adorable son can-no, will-go on their way... Her instincts scream yes! His actions are genuine, eyes sincere, and he's surrounded by loving family-why not trust him? There's also another big reason: Chelsea Bell and her son have no other option here in Steamboat Springs but to lean on Dylan, albeit temporarily. Swallowing her pride and reaching for Henry's little hand, they walk from the frigid cold car to Dylan's waiting arms...and into a world of possibility...

A Cowboy's Redemption

by Marin Thomas

A MAN WITH A PAST... Cruz Rivera is on his last second chance. He can't afford to blow it by falling for the beautiful blonde widow who just hired him to fix up her family's New Mexico property. If he's going to get back on the rodeo circuit, Cruz needs to focus. Besides, a sweet single mom like Sara Mendez can do better than someone with Cruz's troubled history. Sara isn't making it easy for Cruz to keep his distance. He's a man of many secrets, but Sarah sees only good in his warm brown eyes. Though Cruz knows he should move on before Sara discovers the truth about his past, he can't leave the closest thing to a home he's ever known. Cruz is the only man Sara wants-can he become the one she deserves?

Come On Over

by Debbi Rawlins

Staking her claim! Horse trainer Trent Kimball is starting to believe his family's ranch is actually cursed. Still, it's a place to recover from both his recent divorce and a humiliating professional setback. That is, until Shelby Foster shows up, looking far too fine for cowboy country, and informs Trent that she is the owner of the Eager Beaver Ranch! Shelby left everything behind to move to Montana. And she's not about to just walk away! Even if it means sharing a roof with a rude cowboy...temporarily. As they wait for their papers, animosity turns into suggestive teasing. Then it becomes a sexy-sweet temptation neither can resist! Whoever produces the deed keeps the ranch. But will they lose something more important?

About That Night

by Beth Andrews

One night...and a whole lotta trouble! When it comes to men, Ivy Rutherford never loses her cool. Ever. Then she meets wealthy, green-eyed cowboy C. J. Bartasavich, and desire burns out of control. Yeehaw. So for one night, Ivy will indulge in a passion neither of them will forget...and walk away without a backward glance. Except now Ivy's pregnant. And even worse, C.J. has come to her hometown of Shady Grove determined to get to know her and be part of their baby's life-even if she's convinced their attraction is purely physical. Because Ivy can't let herself rely on a sexy cowboy...or worse yet, fall in love with one.

Spunky Tells All

by Ann Cameron Lauren Castillo

Spunky the dog would be happy to share all of his secrets, if only his human family spoke his language. But no matter how hard he tries to talk, it's all "yerf!" to them. Through a series of unfortunate miscommunications, his family decides that Spunky wants a friend--specifically, a cat. Spunky can't imagine anything worse than having to share his family, especially Huey and Julian, with the snobby Balinese Fiona. But when headstrong Fiona keeps getting into trouble and it's up to Spunky tosave her, he is astonished to find that being her protector has given his life new purpose and meaning.

Christopher Mouse: The Tale Of A Small Traveler

by William Wise Patrick Benson

Though his life begins "in a commonplace way," Christopher Mouse is not the least bit common. Born in an ordinary wire cage, he endures various young owners who range from bad to worse before narrowly escaping death by taxidermy. His adventures continue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as he encounters a large cat in the Egyptian room. Throughout his journeys, Christopher proves an adventurer of the most intrepid sort-and a budding poet as well. With the delightful feel of a lost (and found) classic, this is the story of an extraordinary mouse who, through strong will and good luck, finds his own small way in a very large world.

Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks The New Economic Superpower

by Henry M. Paulson

DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.<P><P> Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on needed economic reforms, while safeguarding the teetering U.S. financial system. Over his career, Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China's most powerful man in decades. <P> In DEALING WITH CHINA, Paulson draws on his unprecedented access to modern China's political and business elite, including its three most recent heads of state, to answer several key questions:<P> * How did China become an economic superpower so quickly?<P> * How does business really get done there?<P> * What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to work with, compete with, and benefit from China?<P> * How can the U.S. negotiate with and influence China given its authoritarian rule, its massive environmental concerns, and its huge population's unrelenting demands for economic growth and security?<P> Written in the same anecdote-rich, page-turning style as Paulson's bestselling memoir, On the Brink, DEALING WITH CHINA is certain to become the classic and definitive examination of how to engage China's leaders as they build their economic superpower.

Backing Up Your Mac

by Joe Kissell

The Definitive Guide to Mac Backups Your Mac contains valuable and sometimes irreplaceable files--family photos and videos, business documents, your unfinished novel... not to mention personal data such as email, contacts, and calendars. Without great backups, all of that data could disappear in an instant. We don't like to think about theft, fire, and natural disasters, but these things happen. So do hard drive crashes and other malfunctions (not to mention user error). Your best insurance against losing data forever is a thorough, carefully designed backup plan. You don't have to spend a ton of money or be a technical whiz to back up your Mac. This book helps you design a sensible backup strategy, choose and configure the best backup hardware and software for your needs, and understand how to make your backups as painless as possible. * Learn Joe's simple, three-prong strategy for bulletproof Mac backups. * Decide whether Time Machine is right for you--and if so, learn how to use it for backing up and restoring data. * Discover alternatives to Time Machine for storing multiple versions of your files. * Find out why and how to create a bootable duplicate (or clone) of your Mac's startup volume. * Choose the best hardware for backing up your data. * Learn about offsite storage, including cloud backup services. * Know exactly what you'll need to do if disaster strikes. * Deal with special backup needs, such as large video files, backups while on the road, and backing up a small network.

Four Nights With The Duke (Desperate Duchesses #8)

by Eloisa James

Eloisa James returns with another fabulous romance in her New York Times bestselling Desperate Duchesses series!<P><P> As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him -- so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.<P> Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia's audacious proposal, but there's one thing he won't give his inconvenient wife: himself.<P> Instead, he offers Mia a devil's bargain... he will spend four nights a year with her. Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them.<P> Which Mia will never do.<P> Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart--and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can't afford to lose.<P>

God Help The Child

by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child--the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment--weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. <P><P> At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."<P> A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

Fisherman's Spring

by Nick Lyons Roderick L. Haig-Brown

One of the most prolific fly-fishing writers of the twentieth century, Roderick L. Haig-Brown continues his "seasons" cycle with Fisherman's Spring, a book that is as much about the deep philosophical aspects of fly fishing as it is about fly fishing itself. Readers will learn about the abundance of spring life in the streams of British Columbia while also being treated to Haig-Brown's thoughtful musings and ideas about the rewards of fly fishing streams. Chapters readers will encounter include:Spring DefinedEarly Cutthroat LakesFly TypesThe Secret LifeFishing and the Common ManOn WadingFishermen and ForestryFishing and MilkmaidsThe ForecastRecognizing BirdsPutting Fish BackA Boy and a Fish PoleAnd many moreDiscover within these pages how fly fishing can enrich life and bring joy to every fisher. Both novices and experts alike will find a wealth of knowledge in Fisherman's Spring.

Fish Story

by Allan Sekula

Initially published in print in collaboration with Richter Verlag, Dusseldorf and the Fotografiska Museet in Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tramway, Glasgow; Le Channel, Scène nationale and Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle, CalaisTexts by: Allan Sekula, "Fish Story," "Dismal Science" Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, "Allan Sekula: Photography between Discourse and Document"With the exhibition Fish Story, American artist Allan Sekula (1951) reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography.Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it. In Fish Story Sekula picked up this tradition, demonstrating the history and future of maritime space not only as a visual space but also as a socio-economic one. Fish Story was his third project in a related cycle of works that deal with the imaginary and actual geography of the advanced capitalistic world. A key issue in Fish Story is the connection between containerized cargo movement and the growing internationalization of the world industrial economy, with its effects on the actual social space of ports.

Europeans and the Public Sphere

by Maximilian Conrad

What kind of public sphere is possible in the European Union with its considerable diversity of national identities, languages, and media systems? Against the backdrop of debates about a fundamental European community deficit and the possibility of postnational democracy, this book explores the role of a European public sphere not only in bridging presumed gaps between citizens and their representatives in the European institutions but also in creating transnational communicative spaces that contribute to the politicization of EU politics. Drawing on Deweyan pragmatism, social constructivism, and the Habermasian notion of constitutional patriotism, this book moves beyond the conventional wisdom that a European public sphere necessitates the existence of a sense of European 'identity light'. Arguing that a political sense of community along the lines of a European constitutional patriotism can only emerge out of the democratic process itself, Maximilian Conrad looks at the role of daily newspapers not only as framers of public debate, but also as actors with distinct normative views regarding the future of the integration process, both in terms of the nature of the EU as a polity and the nature of democratic rule in this polity. The crucial empirical question addressed in the book is: Do newspapers with a pronounced preference for more democracy beyond the nation state also play a more active role in providing forums for transnational debate?

Erzähltextanalyse [German-language Edition]

by Meinhard Mair

This comprehensive and systematic text book provides teachers and students alike with a profound, yet concise reference for the analysis of narrative texts. It provides appropriate and differentiated terminological and methodological tools to all the questions that arise when analyzing a narrative text. An advantage of this textbook is that the narrative theory models and concepts are presented in understandable and operational analytical categories and parameters and illustrated by tables and matrices to help make the sophisticated analysis easier to understand and memorize. Exemplary model analyses are provided to present and test the performance of this method.This book is valuable not only to literary scholars but is also suitable to teachers and students.Lehrende und Studierende, die einen Erzähltext analysieren wollen, finden in diesem umfassenden, systematischen, profunden und zugleich übersichtlichen Lehrbuch und Nachschlagewerk ein geeignetes und differenziertes terminologisches und methodisches Instrumentarium, um alle Fragen, die bei der Analyse eines Erzähltextes auftauchen, beantworten zu können. Ein Vorzug des vorliegenden Handbuches besteht darin, dass die erzähltheoretischen Modelle und Konzepte in verständliche und operative analytische Kategorien und Parameter umgesetzt und durch Tabellen, Matrizen und graphische Darstellung veranschaulicht werden, um die anspruchsvollen analytischen Raster besser fass- und memorierbar zu machen. In exemplarischen Musteranalysen wird die Leistungsfähigkeit der vorliegenden Erzähltextanalyse erprobt. Das Buch wendet sich nicht nur an Literaturwissenschaftler, sondern ist auch für Lehrkräfte und Schüler geeignet

Doubleheader - Story 2 of Athletic Aesthetic

by Emerald

An erotic tale of sporting prowess.

The Liar

by Nora Roberts

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions ...<P><P> The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.<P> Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows--and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning ...

Antón Mallick Wants to Be Happy

by Thomas Bunstead Nicolás Casariego

After an unexpected incident triggers his first anguish attack in months, Antón is dead set on putting an end once and for all to his woeful days. His journal-a miscellanea of narrative, reflection, and witty comments on famous self-help books and the works of great philosophers and renowned authors-will bear witness to his escapades in his quest for happiness.

The Chakra Book

by Osho International Foundation

A comprehensive and in-depth discussion of thehuman energy centers known as chakras. Thebook offers a unique understanding of how thesecenters, also referred to as "subtle bodies" can beidentified and experienced, along with how theyare related to personal transformation and health.In this volume, Osho gives an overview of theEastern science of the subtle energy centers inthe human body that are sometimes known as"chakras." It is a science that underlies traditionalChinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, and the practiceof kundalini yoga, among other disciplinesthat recognize the deep connection between mindand body. Osho also shows how these same principlesapply to human psychological growth andmaturation, and the evolution of consciousness.Self-help, Spirituality, Psychology, Meditation,Esoteric, New Age, Health, Yoga. The title willespecially of interest to the large group of peopleinvolved with Yoga, as the book describes in simpleterms, using everyday experiences as examples,what underlies the Kundalini Yoga approach to thehuman energy system.The Chakra Book delivers the 'esoteric science'and understanding in the context of personalgrowth and transformation.

Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement

by Bogumil Terminski

This book explores the issue of development-induced resettlement, with a particular emphasis on the humanitarian, legal, and social aspects of this problem. Today, so-called 'development-induced displacement and resettlement' (DIDR) is one of the dominant causes of internal spatial mobility worldwide. Each year over 15 million people are forced to abandon their homes to make space for economic development infrastructure. The construction of dams and irrigation projects, the expansion of communication networks, urbanization and re-urbanization, the extraction and transportation of mineral resources, forced evictions in urban areas, and population redistribution schemes count among the many possible causes.Terminski aims to present the issue of development-caused displacement as a highly diverse, global social problem occurring in all regions of the world. As a human rights issue it poses a challenge to public international law and to institutions providing humanitarian assistance. A significant part of this book is devoted to the current dynamics of development-caused resettlement in Europe, which has been neglected in the academic literature so far.

Bright Eyed

by Rm Vaughan

For forty years, RM Vaughan has been fighting, and failing, to get his forty winks each night. He's not alone, not by any stretch.More and more studies highlight the health risks of undersleeping, yet we never been asked to do more, and for longer. And we can't stop thinking that a lack of sleep is heroic: snoozing is a kind of laziness, after all. But why, when we know more about the value of sleep, are we obsessed with twenty-four-hour workdays and deliberate sleep deprivation?Working outward from his own experience, Vaughan explores this insomnia culture we've created, predicting a cultural collision--will we soon have to legislate rest, as France has done?--and wondering about the cause-and-effect model of our shorter attention spans. Does the fact that we are almost universally underslept change how our world works? We know it's an issue with, say, pilots and truck drivers, but what about artists--does an insomnia culture change creativity? And what are the long-term cultural consequences of this increasing sacrifice for the ever-elusive goal of "total productivity"?RM Vaughan is the author of nine books and many short video works. He contributes essays on culture and society to numerous publications and his video works play in galleries and festivals around the world.

The Birthday Buyer

by Peter Bush Adolfo García Ortega

Deeply moved by the unknown story of Hurbinek, that three-year-old boy Primo Levi mentioned in "The Truce", the narrator will seek to rescue his memory from oblivion travelling to Auschwitz. A car accident will hinder him from reaching his destiny. While in hospital, he'll invent the possible lives Hurbinek might have lived had he not died in the camp.

The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa

by Lars Anderson

The moving story of how a shared tragedy inspired a college football dynasty. On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went out into the community, sharing its grief and aiding in the recovery. Together they forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated to Crimson Tide football, "Let's play for Tuscaloosa" became a rallying cry, an emotional touchstone that transcended the playing field. Barrett Jones, a 300-pound tackle, went street by street with a chain saw clearing debris. Long snapper Carson Tinker, who endured terrible personal tragedy in the storm, emerged as the public face of Tuscaloosa's resilience. Diehard fans Bob and Dana Dowling lost their home but saw a new one raised by the muscle of Crimson Tide players. The rebuilding effort became a heartfelt crusade; the football team was now competing for a cause much greater than a national championship. In The Storm and the Tide, Lars Anderson chronicles the rise of a team, the building of a dynasty and the resurgence of a town.

Creative Intimacy: How to Break the Patterns That Poison Your Relationships

by Dr Jerry A. Greenwald

"The pressures of modern living and the complexities of transient relationships prevent us from forming deeply intimate bonds with one another. Real, lasting intimacy, though difficult to attain, is a precious gift that we all desire and deserve. Now, in this breakthrough book, Dr. Jerry, famed therapist and best-selling author of Be the Person You Were Meant to Be, reveals a foolproof method structured to help everyone attain total lifetime contentment. Stressing that no one is too unattractive, too failure-prone or too old to create a fulfilling intimate relationship, Dr. Greenwald does believe that many people are too timid, too insecure or just afraid to take the first positive steps. These steps, and the simple ones that follow, are clearly outlined in Creative Intimacy. Digging deep into Gestalt therapy, the book demonstrates how to develop a healthy 'yes' attitude and still know when to say 'no'; how to avoid detouring your life into blind alleys that create self-diminishing, self-defeating patterns; how to abandon the 'happily ever after' myth and deal with reality; how to employ the 'no' process as a weapon against emotional fragmentation and toxic intrusion; and how to build psychic-space and gain the rewards that belong to us all--an open, flexible, adaptable and optimistic nature and an intimate relationship that is a prime source of stability, security and emotional nourishment. Creative Intimacy is waiting for you. Gain new techniques, new enthusiams and a new ability to reach out and find your intimate other. Begin learning how to achieve creative intimacy today. The past does not dictate the future, patterns can be broken, and true intimate relationships can be a reality for everyone." On an academic level, this book provides students and professionals with constructive psycho-therapeutic techniques to use with their clients.

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