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With her nearly broke and practically homeless mother about to land on her doorstep, Robyn Guthrie learns that desperation can play havoc with a daughter's scruples. Otherwise, why would she even consider kidnapping a goat and holding it for ransom?
From the pine-tree lined rural highways of North Florida through the tourist traps of Central Florida to the tropical, international environs of SOBE, come stories of sun-faded noir, orange pulp served up freshly squeezed by the Sunshine State's very best practitioners.
Inspired by one of the largest unsolved cases of serial killings in the United States, the New Bedford Serial Killings of 1988.Harbormaster Corby Church finds the bones of a human body on Bird Island off Cape Cod. As brassy, young police detective Yemanja Colon struggles with the case, she realizes that Church may know more than he's letting on, and a trip he took to the Bahamas in the '80s may prove the key.
Corrine Tedros is a Lady Macbeth wannabe who sets in motion the murder of her uncle-in-law (a soft-drink mogul), and things go awry when the murder is witnessed by a senior citizen in the late stages of Alzheimers. Things are complicated by the fact that the daughter of the man with Alzheimers is involved with a former homicide detective who has resigned and moved South in an attempt to reshape and simplify his life; on his own, Decovic starts to make connections in the case that cause Corrine Tedros to up the ante in keeping herself out of the murder investigation.A book about desire and need and the fear that drives how far the characters are willing to go to find what they want.
Born and raised in southern Oregon farm country, Elie Spaneker flees her home and abusive husband, unaware she's being tracked by an ex-cop in the hire of her vengeful father-in-law.In Portland, retired homicide detective Skin Kadash fills his idle days drinking coffee and searching for Eager Gillespie, a teen runaway of special interest as the only witness in a troublesome and long unsolved murder. Eager, meanwhile, is on his own, grifting and working the angles in the homeless underground, oblivious to the unfolding events which will force him to face the consequences of a crime, and a longing, which has haunted him for years.These disparate trails converge at a bloody standoff, the harrowing end of a series of brutal crimes which trace a path from the high desert to the streets of Portland, committed by a perpetrator known only as Shadow.
Car mogul Daniel Walker is celebrating New Year's Eve alone. Or at least he thinks he is. At midnight, he runs outside naked for a quick roll in the snow. But when he tries to get back in the house, he can't. He's been locked out.
This collection of short fiction captures both the art of the tale and the power of the blues, and is a nod at the human condition that often inspires musicians to write and sing the blues.
On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty--an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl. To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty engagement to Don Koo, the spoiled son of a wealthy chef. Determined to thwart her parents' plans to marry her off into Asian suburbia, Fiona seeks her freedom at any price. How far will she go to bury the Hello Kitty stereotype forever? Fiona's journey of self-discovery is biting and clever as she embraces her true nature and creates her own version of the American Dream, eliminating--without fear or remorse--anyone who stands in her way.
Coyote Crossing is a dusty little town in western Oklahoma, a sleepy little pit stop for truckers, not a lot going on. So a dead body in the middle of the street at midnight is quite an event. The chief of police wants all hands on deck, so he calls Toby Sawyer to come baby-sit the body.
Crime fiction's biggest names have been rounded up for a truly impressive collection of 2008's best short stories. Featuring authors like Michael Connelly, Charlaine Harris, and 2009 Edgar Award winner T. Jefferson Parker, this volume should be on the shelf of every mystery fan.
Two architects, two men turning forty who have been involved professionally and personally for twenty years, are beginning to see their practice and their marriage falter. One Fall day, a peculiar young man drifts into their storefront office claiming he has car trouble, asking to use the phone. The men get to talking; the young stranger is curious but enchanting, and one of the architects ends up playing tennis with him that afternoon, ultimately inviting him home for dinner. The ensuing evening involves a lot of wine and banter and then increasingly dark conversation, and when the stranger has had too much to drink, the two men insist he sleep in their guest room. During the night, the stranger commits an act of violence which shatters the architects' ordered lives, each man in his own way over the days and months that follow coping with blossoming doubt and corrosive secrets.
Do you . . .. . . love harvesting juicy heirloom tomatoes--but are at a loss for how to extend their shelf life?. . . dig up buckets full of robust potatoes--but don't know how to store them to resist rot?. . . dream about growing vibrant, crisp greens into the colder months--but can't come up with a system that works?If so, this book is for you. Inside, you'll find all you need to grow and store an abundance of fresh food that will leave you wanting more! Complete with variables to consider given your own growing situation, this one-stop guide features illustrations and trusted advice for getting your hands dirty and planting with preservation in mind.In addition, you get 150 recipes--from Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and Dried Tomato Risotto to Lavender Blueberry Jam and Fresh Mint Chutney--that help you make your just-picked, homegrown harvest work for you in the most delicious and satisfying way.With this valuable resource, you can forget limp grocery store offerings and instead enjoy your very own bright, flavorful--and nutritious--produce that's in season every season!
It's time to start taking toilet time a little more seriously. (Well, as seriously as you can with your pants around your ankles.) What's inside is a digestible re-education in everything you probably learned, but most likely forgot because you have too much crap to remember. Don't worry though; the way the information's presented, the learning won't be too rough.During every visit, you'll be schooled on five academic subjects: History, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Foreign Language. Each subject is broken down into topics, with each topic split into six mini-lessons, and finished off with a quick quiz. Think of each restroom trip as a day of middle school crammed into one bathroom break.Now rather than idle away as you do your business, you'll be treated to a first-class education that finishes when you flush--and picks back up again when you sit back down.
Add some real flavor to foods with the magic of hot sauce! Hot sauce is more than just the red sauce that gets sprinkled on tacos or eggs; it can be a featured player in all kinds of dishes from breakfasts and snacks to cocktails and desserts (that's right, desserts)! Plus, this all-encompassing guide explains the many health benefits of hot sauce like how it can improve digestion, help combat the common cold, battle the blues, and even relieve the pain of arthritis! In The Everything Hot Sauce Book readers learn how to grow and cultivate hot pepper plants and how to prepare delicious dishes with hot sauces. With so many scrumptious and spicy meals, it easy to see why readers are ready to get hot for hot sauce.
Running can help you lose weight, create a healthy body image, and boost your self-esteem. No matter your fitness level, you too can enjoy the benefits of this sport! With this book, you'll gain the knowledge and tools you need to run a 10K, a marathon, or just a lap around the block! The new edition includes:Cutting-edge information on hugely influential trends in natural running, including ChiRunning, barefoot running, and cross-training with yoga and meditationInformation on how to select the right gear and manage your nutrition, including details on new diets favored by endurance athletesA dedicated section on running for women, including specific nutritional and physical concernsWhether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this book has everything you need to maximize your running potential--from start to finish!
If celebrities that have gone to a better place could come back and give us one piece of priceless advice, what would it be? Karen Carpenter: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. John F. Kennedy: Don't mess with Texas. Mama Cass: Chew your food thoroughly and carefully. James Dean: Click it or ticket! From presidents to pop stars, Advice from Dead Celebrities imagines what pearls of wisdom the dearly (sometimes darkly) departed would impart to us. Complete with hilarious illustrations of our favourite dead celebs, this one-of-a-kind volume will make readers die laughing.
Baby food should be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the planet! Brimming with the biggest variety of purees sure to expand baby's palate, 201 Organic Baby Purees teaches readers to blend, well-balanced meals right in their own home. As easy-to-prepare as they are nutritious, these recipes include: Basic fruit and veggie blends from apricots to zucchini Classic combinations such as turkey, sweet potato, and corn Superfoods like avocado, blueberries, and spinach Puree-based transition recipes including soups, biscuits, frozen deserts, and more! Free of pesticides, hormones, GMOs, and additives, these delicious purees promote strong immune systems and healthy growth-designed to protect tiny tummies!
You play with your toddler, but is she learning?You teach your toddler, but is he having fun?Now you can play and teach your toddler at the same time with this book. Written by an experienced child-care expert, this informative and fun guide shows you how to stimulate your child's development with age-appropriate, enjoyable, and educational activities such as:Making PuppetsMargarine Tub JellyfishDinosaur EggsFlower CrownsStory in a Bag Camping "Out"Plus rhymes and songs, holiday fun, and crafts galore!This updated edition also includes quick and easy activities for busy parents and new activities you can use to curb your child's tantrums. So if keeping your toddler busy is a challenge--and it usually is--here's the answer you've been waiting for.
Your toddler has a meltdown in the middle of a store Your two-year-old is terrified to go to bed at night Your three-year-old refuses to sit on the potty When you're in the middle of a parenting emergency, you need answers fast. Luckily, this guide is the ultimate resource for time-strapped moms who need help--now! Inside, you'll find valuable information to relieve any "mommy moment," such as: Potty-training and bed-wetting Diffusing bad behaviors in public Encouraging socialization Proper nutrition and recipes for easy-to-prepare meals and take-along snacks Getting your child to sleep This handy guide also features more than fifty quick activities you can use to curb an impeding tantrum or entertain little ones when you're on the go. Packed with guidance ranging from how to stop hitting to helping ease separation anxiety, this portable go-to provides answers for any parenting problem!
Combining the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge), Ayurveda is an ancient Indian practice for living that dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda promotes a mind-consciousness-body balance that, when in perfect alignment, results in improved health, outlook, and attitude. This is the optimal guide for families interested in Ayurveda, with information on:The history of Ayurvedic medicine in IndiaDiscovering individual doshas, or personality typesIncorporating Ayurvedic foods into your everyday dietYoga and exercise techniques for each doshaMeditation and relaxation tips for the whole familyPacked with information and guidance, plus more than twenty-five Ayurvedic recipes for meals and snacks that your whole family will love, this guide is the perfect resource for transitioning into a healthy, balanced way of living!
If you follow a vegan lifestyle, your egg- and dairy-free diet doesn't have to stop you from enjoying the sweets you love. You just need innovative takes on classic recipes and the newest culinary trends. Now you can make your own delicious desserts with this cookbook! Featuring 300 irresistible recipes with complete nutritional information, you'll prepare everything from chocolate chip cookies to red velvet cupcakes, including:Whoopie Pies Whole-Wheat SourdoughStrawberry Crumble BarsOlive and Artichoke FougasseGerman Chocolate Chip CupcakesGluten-Free Apple CrispWhether you choose to be vegan for health, ethical, or earth-friendly reasons, you won't have to sacrifice the delectable foods you love. With fresh, easy-to-find recipes and step-by-step instructions, you'll feel like a kid in a vegan candy shop!
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its inventor, and fascinating facts. What's more, easy-to-follow guidelines show you how to construct your own made-up language--everything from building vocabulary to making up a grammar. So pick up this dictionary! In no time, you'll be telling your friends, "Tsun oe nga-hu ni-Na'vi pangkxo a fì-'u oe-ru prrte' lu." ("It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you in Navi.")
Angels are everywhere-watching over us and even guiding us without our knowledge. In this inspiring and reassuring guide, readers will learn to communicate with these heavenly messengers, and call upon them for counsel and consideration. Clairvoyant spiritual counselor Karen Paolino, trained by world-famous angel expert Doreen Virtue, teaches readers how to connect with their team of guardians by: Developing their divine intuition Discovering the power of prayer to invoke angel miracles Using angel-specific meditations and affirmations Performing Angel Card readings Featuring special sections on the history and hierarchy of angels, their individual roles as messengers and protectors, and real-life examples of angel miracles, 101 Ways to Meet Your Angels is all readers need to meet the angels that offer love, support, and guidance-each and every day!
You just got that positive pregnancy test and suddenly you feel lost in a sea of questions, concerns, what-ifs, and what-nows? To navigate this new world of body changes, blood tests, mood swings, and baby gear, you need a helpful guide that's with you from the first positive test to the last push. Luckily, this is the ideal guide for soon-to-be moms who are unsure of what to do after they get the big news.Completely revised and packed with even more information, this month-by-month resource walks you through the different phases of pregnancy and offers practical advice on:Understanding physical and emotional changesSelecting the right diet for you and babyUnderstanding prenatal tests and screeningsChoosing the best labor and delivery optionsBudgeting for the new addition to the familyThis new edition also includes the latest information on nutrition, finding alternative care and treatments (yoga, anyone?), and checklists and worksheets to help parents-to-be plan for any occasion. This indispensable guide gives you the inspiration, support, and advice you need to get through your pregnancy--and beyond!
You've always wanted to be an author. And now you're ready to get started. But getting that manuscript written and published is not so easy. In this guide, you'll find the expert advice of industry insiders--editors, agents, and successful authors. You'll learn tips and tricks about submissions, how to write a killer query, and even how to navigate the uncertain waters of self-publishing and e-books. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced writer, here is everything you need to take an idea to the printed page, including: Guidance on planning a writing career and building a platform Surefire ways to get a submission taken seriously Contract negotiation tips from the pros An in-depth exploration of self-publishing and e-books This essential guide also includes an exclusive link to a FREE get-published webinar, sponsored by the prestigious writing magazine Writer's Digest. This multimedia package is loaded with insider tips and professional techniques--all you need to turn writing from a hobby into a profession!
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.