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Karen's pen pal Maxie is a big bragger and Karen starts to make things up until she has to meet Maxie one day and becomes tangled in her own lies.
Karen's class takes a trip to the best place ever.
Karen has a new doll. When Karen's best friend Nancy gets sick, Karen gives her doll to Nancy until she's well. But Nancy thinks the doll is hers to keep!
If Karen's next-door neighbor Mrs. Porter is really a witch, does that mean Mrs. P's granddaughter Druscilla is a witch too? Karen's not taking any chances. She's made up a good-luck spell for witch protection. But can the spell save Karen from the little witch?
Karen really likes her second-grade teacher, Ms. Colman, so she's pretty disappointed when she hears Ms. Colman must take some time off from school. The substitute teacher, Miss Hoffman, is unfriendly and has all kinds of awful rules. Karen doesn't like her at all. Will they ever get along?
For balloons, games and prizes, step right up to Karen's Carnival! It can only mean tons of fun... and tons of trouble!
Harlequin Love Inspired Historical April 2016 Box Set: The Cowboy's Baby Bond\Want Ad Wedding\Shotgun Marriage\Mail Order Mix-Upby Linda Ford Cheryl St. John Christine Johnson Danica Favorite
Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these historical romances of adventure and faith. THE COWBOY'S BABY BOND Montana Cowboys by Linda Ford When Johnny Harding rescues Willow Reames and her sick baby from their broken-down wagon, he sets aside his own plans to help the single mother track down her missing sisters. By the journey's end, will Johnny gain the family he's always wanted? WANT AD WEDDING Cowboy Creek by Cheryl St.John Pregnant and widowed Leah Swann heads to Kansas in hopes of becoming a mail-order bride. But she isn't expecting to be reunited with her childhood friend Daniel Gardner when she arrives--or that he'll propose a marriage of convenience.SHOTGUN MARRIAGE by Danica FavoriteObliged to wed to protect their reputations, Emma Jane Logan and Jasper Jackson know that it is a marriage in name only. But as they are forced to run from a gang of bandits, the feelings starting to grow between them may lead to something real. MAIL ORDER MIX-UP Boom Town Brides by Christine Johnson When Roland Decker's brother secretly places an ad to find him a mail-order bride, multiple women travel by steamer to answer it. But he's only interested in schoolteacher Pearl Lawson--the one woman who doesn't want the job. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Presents April 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: The Sicilian's Stolen Son\Seduced into Her Boss's Service\A Diamond Deal with the Greek\One Night to Wedding Vowsby Lynne Graham Cathy Williams Kim Lawrence Maya Blake
Harlequin® Presents brings you four new titles every month! This Presents box set includes: THE SICILIAN'S STOLEN SON by Lynne GrahamJemima Barber promised to look after her troubled late twin sister's son. So when the boy's father turns up to reclaim the child, Jemima pretends to be her seductress of a sister...until Luciano Vitale discovers she's a virgin! SEDUCED INTO HER BOSS'S SERVICE by Cathy Williams When widower Stefano Gunn met Sunny Porter, he was sure of two things--she was the perfect person to take care of his daughter and the most sinfully seductive woman he's seen! And in this game of seduction he will win... A DIAMOND DEAL WITH THE GREEK by Maya Blake Arabella "Rebel" Daniels would rather skydive naked than agree to Draco Angelis's outrageous suggestion. But, unbeknownst to Rebel, her father embezzled money from the formidable magnate, and now she must pay back the debt by whatever method Draco demands! ONE NIGHT TO WEDDING VOWS by Kim Lawrence Lara Gray is consumed by the passion awakened within her after one night with Raoul di Vittorio. But what she doesn't know is that Raoul needs a temporary wife, and he thinks Lara is the ideal woman for the job! Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents' April 2016 Box set 2 of 2! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense April 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2: Mirror Image\Code of Silence\Picture Perfect Murderby Laura Scott Rachel Dylan Heather Woodhaven
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. MIRROR IMAGE SWAT: Top Cops Laura Scott Sheriff's deputy Jenna Reed thought she was an only child--until an attacker mistook her for the sister she didn't know existed. Now she needs help from her boss, Lieutenant Griff Vaughn, if she hopes to bring down the human trafficking ring her long-lost sister escaped from. CODE OF SILENCE Heather Woodhaven Gabriella Radcliffe's late mother stole evidence of criminal activity from the Mafia, and now Gabriella has twenty-four hours to find it--or her aunt will die. With Luke McGuire's help, can she make the deadline? PICTURE PERFECT MURDER Rachel Dylan Former CIA agent Lily Parker escapes a serial killer's clutches, but he's determined to finish the job. So she turns to FBI agent Rex Sullivan for help outwitting the obsessed criminal. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's third collection of short stories focuses on Jews in various states of exile and expatriation--strangers in strange lands, far from home. These dozen tales, by an author whose stories have been selected for more than fifty anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories, span the twentieth century and vividly capture brief moments in the lives of their characters: a rabbi in a small town in New England struggling to tend to his congregation and himself, retirees who live in Florida but dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer camp in upstate New York learning about the Holocaust for the first time, Russians living in Massachusetts with the family who helped them immigrate. In "The Other End of the World," an American soldier who has survived life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp grieves for members of his family murdered in a Nazi death camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a young boy learns to share his father's passion for the rare books that represent the Old World. "This Third Life" tells of a divorced woman who travels across Germany searching for new meaning in her life after her children leave home, while both "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" explore the plight of elderly Jews, displaced from New York City to retirement communities in Florida, who struggle with memory, madness, and mortality.
Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense April 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: Protect and Serve\Tailspin\Reunion Missionby Terri Reed Elizabeth Goddard Virginia Vaughan
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. PROTECT AND SERVE Rookie K-9 Unit Terri Reed When dog trainer Gina Perry's boss is murdered and the killer comes after her, she must rely on rookie officer Shane West and his K-9 partner to keep her alive. But can she protect her heart? TAILSPIN Mountain Cove Elizabeth Goddard Bush pilot Will Pierson and scuba diver Sylvie Masters are determined to find the cause of the seaplane crash that killed both their mothers. But someone will do anything to keep the truth from surfacing. REUNION MISSION Rangers Under Fire Virginia Vaughan When DEA agent Matt Ross returns to his hometown on a case, he discovers his high school sweetheart, Claire Kendall, standing over his informant's dead body. Afraid that she's in danger--and being framed--Matt vows to find the killer. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
The "Homeric Question" has vexed Classicists for generations. Was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey a single individual who created the poems at a particular moment in history? Or does the name "Homer" hide the shaping influence of the epic tradition during a long period of oral composition and transmission?<P><P>In this innovative investigation, Gregory Nagy applies the insights of comparative linguistics and anthropology to offer a new historical model for understanding how, when, where, and why the Iliad and the Odyssey were ultimately preserved as written texts that could be handed down over two millennia. His model draws on the comparative evidence provided by living oral epic traditions, in which each performance of a song often involves a recomposition of the narrative.
When Mayan leaders protested the celebration of the Quincentenary of the "discovery" of America and joined with other indigenous groups in the Americas to proclaim an alternate celebration of 500 years of resistance, they rose to national prominence in Guatemala. This was possible in part because of the cultural, political, economic, and religious revitalization that occurred in Mayan communities in the later half of the twentieth century. Another result of the revitalization was Mayan students' enrollment in graduate programs in order to reclaim the intellectual history of the brilliant Mayan past. Victor Montejo was one of those students. This is the first book to be published outside of Guatemala where a Mayan writer other than Rigoberta Menchu discusses the history and problems of the country. It collects essays Montejo has written over the past ten years that address three critical issues facing Mayan peoples today: identity, representation, and Mayan leadership. Montejo is deeply invested in furthering the discussion of the effectiveness of Mayan leadership because he believes that self-evaluation is necessary for the movement to advance. He also criticizes the racist treatment that Mayans experience, and advocates for the construction of a more pluralistic Guatemala that recognizes cultural diversity and abandons assimilation. This volume maps a new political alternative for the future of the movement that promotes inter-ethnic collaboration alongside a reverence for Mayan culture.
Harlequin Love Inspired April 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2: The Firefighter Daddy\Her Small-Town Romance\The Nanny's Secret Childby Margaret Daley Lorraine Beatty Jill Kemerer
Love Inspired brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE FIREFIGHTER DADDY by Margaret Daley Suddenly a dad to his two precocious nieces, firefighter Liam McGregory enlists hairdresser Sarah Blackburn for help. He's quickly head over heels for the caring beauty, but will the secret he keeps prevent them from becoming a family? HER SMALL-TOWN ROMANCE by Jill Kemerer Jade Emerson grew up believing Lake Endwell, Michigan, was a place where dreams come true. So why is Bryan Sheffield leaving? Can she convince the rugged bachelor to give his hometown--and love--a second chance? THE NANNY'S SECRET CHILD Home to Dover by Lorraine Beatty Widower Gil Montgomery is clueless on how to connect with his adopted daughter--until he hires nanny Julie Bishop. He quickly notices she has a special way of reaching his little girl--and of claiming his heart. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
The first Latin American to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is often characterized as a healing, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of women, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, children, and the rural poor. She is that political poet and more: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and daring. This is a book full of surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of these prose-poems, especially the female-erotic prose pieces of her first book, make them an important moment in the history of literary modernism in a tradition that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. It's a book that will be eye-opening and informative to the general reader as well as to students of gender studies, cultural studies, literary history, and poetry.
Girls in gangs are usually treated as objects of public criticism and rejection. Seldom are they viewed as objects worthy of understanding and even more rarely are they allowed to be active subjects who craft their own public persona--which is what makes this work unique. In this book, Marie "Keta" Miranda presents the results of an ethnographic collaboration with Chicana gang members, in which they contest popular and academic representations of Chicana/o youth and also construct their own narratives of self identity through a documentary film, It's a Homie Thang!<P><P>In telling the story of her research in the Fruitvale community of Oakland, California, Miranda honestly reveals how even a sympathetic ethnographer from the same ethnic group can objectify the subjects of her study. She recounts how her project evolved into a study of representation and its effects in the public sphere as the young women spoke out about how public images of their lives rarely come close to the reality. As Miranda describes how she listened to the gang members and collaborated in the production of their documentary, she sheds new light on the politics of representation and ethnography, on how inner city adolescent Chicanas present themselves to various publics, and on how Chicana gangs actually function.
Shirley Wells The Dylan Scott Mystery Series Collection 1: Presumed Dead\Dead Silent\Silent Witness\Dead Calm\Dying Artby Shirley Wells
"This series is getting stronger with every book." --Dear Author on Silent Witness This new collection includes the first 5 titles in The Dylan Scott Mystery series by Shirley Wells. PRESUMED DEAD Dismissed in disgrace from the police force for assaulting a suspect, Dylan Scott has no job, his wife has thrown him out and--worse luck--his mother has moved in. So when Holly Champion begs him to investigate the disappearance of her mother thirteen years ago, he can't say no, even though it means taking up residence in the dreary Lancashire town of Dawson's Clough for the duration. Although the local police still believe Anita Champion took off for a better life, Dylan's inquiries turn up plenty of potential suspects. But no one is telling Dylan all they know--and one sleepy Northern town can keep a lot of secrets. DEAD SILENT Ten months ago, Samantha Hunt set off for work...and was never seen again. Despite the statistics of cold cases, Dylan Scott wants to believe the young woman's alive--and not just because her father is desperate to find his missing daughter before he dies of cancer. By all accounts Sam was a lovely girl, devoted to her younger stepsisters, well-liked at her work, in love with her boyfriend. But as usual not everything is as it seems in sleepy Dawson's Clough. Sam's boyfriend has a violent past. She may have been having an affair with her boss. And Dylan can't shake the feeling that her stepfather is hiding something. Meanwhile, someone is trying to scare Dylan off the case. Who wanted to silence Sam, and why? The truth turns out to be worse than anyone expected... SILENT WITNESS After his ex-wife bled to death in a bathtub covered in his fingerprints, the case against Aleksander Kaminski seemed open and shut. Though sentenced to life in prison, he swears he's innocent, a claim supported by his current wife. The evidence against Kaminski is damning, but having been unjustly jailed himself, P.I. Dylan Scott is compelled to pursue the case; if there's even a small chance the man is innocent, he has to help. The other obvious suspect--the victim's second husband--has a watertight alibi. But Dylan has a strong hunch that as usual, there's more going on than meets the eye in Dawson's Clough. The deeper Dylan digs, the more secrets he unearths. The question remains: If Kaminski didn't murder his childhood sweetheart, who did? DEAD CALM Detective Dylan Scott thinks cruising well above the Arctic Circle in November is nothing short of madness. He has zero interest in seeing the elusive aurora borealis, but agrees to the Norwegian holiday to keep his wife and mother happy. At least the biggest problem he'll have to deal with is boredom. But that boredom quickly dissipates when the unpleasant elderly woman in the neighboring cabin is found dead. Everyone thinks Hanna Larsen had a heart attack. Everyone except Dylan. Dylan is convinced there's a killer aboard the Midnight Sun--a killer who may strike again... DYING ART Dylan Scott vowed never to return to the dreary town of Dawson's Clough. But one visit from a beautiful ex-lover and he's back in Lancashire, investigating a possible murder. The police think Prue Murphy died during a burglary gone wrong, but her sister isn't so sure--and neither is Dylan. After all, the killer overlooked the only valuable thing in Prue's flat. So who could have wanted the quirky young woman dead, and why? Dylan's search for answers takes him to France, where he discovers Prue's family didn't know her as well as they thought they did. And the more he digs, the more secrets he unearths--secrets someone would kill to keep buried...
As real women increasingly entered the professions from the 1970s onward, their cinematic counterparts followed suit. Women lawyers, in particular, were the protagonists of many Hollywood films of the Reagan-Bush era, serving as a kind of shorthand reference any time a script needed a powerful career woman. Yet a close viewing of these films reveals contradictions and anxieties that belie the films' apparent acceptance of women's professional roles. In film after film, the woman lawyer herself effectively ends up "on trial" for violating norms of femininity and patriarchal authority.<P><P>In this book, Cynthia Lucia offers a sustained analysis of women lawyer films as a genre and as a site where other genres including film noir, maternal melodrama, thrillers, action romance, and romantic comedy intersect. She traces Hollywood representations of female lawyers through close readings of films from the 1949 Adam's Rib through films of the 1980s and 1990s, including Jagged Edge, The Accused, and The Client, among others. She also examines several key male lawyer films and two independent films, Lizzie Borden's Love Crimes and Susan Streitfeld's Female Perversions. Lucia convincingly demonstrates that making movies about women lawyers and the law provides unusually fertile ground for exploring patriarchy in crisis. This, she argues, is the cultural stimulus that prompts filmmakers to create stories about powerful women that simultaneously question and undermine women's right to wield authority.
In the southern Maya lowlands, rainfall provided the primary and, in some areas, the only source of water for people and crops. Classic Maya kings sponsored elaborate public rituals that affirmed their close ties to the supernatural world and their ability to intercede with deities and ancestors to ensure an adequate amount of rain, which was then stored to provide water during the four-to-five-month dry season. As long as the rains came, Maya kings supplied their subjects with water and exacted tribute in labor and goods in return. But when the rains failed at the end of the Classic period (AD 850-950), the Maya rulers lost both their claim to supernatural power and their temporal authority. Maya commoners continued to supplicate gods and ancestors for rain in household rituals, but they stopped paying tribute to rulers whom the gods had forsaken.
The ancient Maya city of Quirigua occupied a crossroads between Copan in the southeastern Maya highlands and the major centers of the Peten heartland. Though always a relatively small city, Quirigua stands out because of its public monuments, which were some of the greatest achievements of Classic Maya civilization. Impressive not only for their colossal size, high sculptural quality, and eloquent hieroglyphic texts, the sculptures of Quirigua are also one of the few complete, in situ series of Maya monuments anywhere, which makes them a crucial source of information about ancient Maya spirituality and political practice within a specific historical context.
Lynda Aicher Wicked Play Series Books 1-4: Bonds of Trust: Book One of Wicked Play\Bonds of Need: Book Two of Wicked Play\Bonds of Desire: Book Three of Wicked Play\Bonds of Hope: Book Four of Wicked Playby Lynda Aicher
Welcome to the Den, an exclusive BDSM club where your every wish--and desire--can come true... BONDS OF TRUST After ending her passionless marriage, Cali Reynolds is eager to live out her forbidden fantasies. Her first step is attending new members' night at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town. Perhaps here she can find a man who understands her desire to be dominated... When Jake McCallister discovers Cali has come to his club seeking fulfillment after years of denial, he's intrigued--and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she's been missing. Her first encounter with Jake is everything Cali has always craved, and more; she's not prepared for the feelings he inspires in her. And Jake is just as surprised by his overwhelming attraction to Cali. As their play intensifies, so does their bond. Now, Jake doesn't want anyone but Cali--but is he ready to officially claim her? And will she submit to being his forever? BONDS OF NEED When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play... Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves--and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she's never known. With Deklan's guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage--and all of Deklan's love--to defy her past. BONDS OF DESIRE A ménage romance Lawyer Allison English never planned to return to The Den--despite her naughty fantasies about being bound by owner Seth Matthews. But when club guest Tyler Wysong is injured in a scene, Seth turns to Allie for help. Aroused by both men, Allie should turn the case down. But she can't... After his bad experience, Tyler has no interest in being with another Dom. Yet he can't deny his attraction to Master Seth. When Seth offers him a place to stay, Tyler agrees--if Allie will stay too. But what good is a chaperone who adds to his temptation? Living with two subs brings out Seth's protective instincts, though Allie insists she's not into the lifestyle, and Tyler swears he's done with it. But the chemistry between the trio prompts them to agree to submit to him for one week, and he'll show them both the true pleasure that a Dom can provide. The intimacy could break them all, or bind them together forever... BONDS OF HOPE Quinn Andrews has a lot to learn about the world of BDSM. Once America's sweetheart, she has an opportunity to revive her career by playing a sexual submissive in a highly anticipated new series. Quinn is ready to throw herself into the role, and The Den is the ideal place for a crash course. At first Marcus Reese is reluctant to take on Quinn's erotic education, despite his intense attraction to the stunning starlet. While she fulfills his every command perfectly, she's also a consummate actress--and Marcus is determined to uncover the real woman hidden behind the mask. Quinn's been taking direction all her life, so submitting to a Dom comes easily. But it's not just the most amazing sex she's ever had--Marcus challenges her to define her own needs and make her own decisions. And when her training is over, Quinn will have to choose between continuing to play a part in her own life, or living by her own rules.
In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual booklets to writing and performing plays that have earned them national and international renown. Anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin has been a part of the group since its beginnings, and he offers a unique perspective on its development as a Mayan cultural force. The Monkey Business Theatre, or Teatro Lo'il Maxil, as this branch of Sna Jtz'ibajom calls itself, has presented plays in virtually every corner of the state of Chiapas, as well as in Mexico City, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, and in many museums and universities in the United States. It has presented to the world, for the first time in drama, a view of the culture of the Mayas of Chiapas. In this work, Laughlin presents a translation of twelve of the plays created by Sna Jtz'ibajom, along with an introduction for each. Half of the plays are based on myths and half on the social, political, and economic problems that have confronted--and continue to confront--the Mayas of Chiapas. In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual booklets to writing and performing plays that have earned them national and international renown. Anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin has been a part of the group since its beginnings, and he offers a unique perspective on its development as a Mayan cultural force. The Monkey Business Theatre, or Teatro Lo'il Maxil, as this branch of Sna Jtz'ibajom calls itself, has presented plays in virtually every corner of the state of Chiapas, as well as in Mexico City, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, and in many museums and universities in the United States. It has presented to the world, for the first time in drama, a view of the culture of the Mayas of Chiapas. In this work, Laughlin presents a translation of twelve of the plays created by Sna Jtz'ibajom, along with an introduction for each. Half of the plays are based on myths and half on the social, political, and economic problems that have confronted - and continue to confront - the Mayas of Chiapas.
The demand of white, affluent society that all Americans should speak, read, and write "proper" English causes many people who are not white and/or middle class to attempt to "talk in a way that feel peculiar to [their] mind," as a character in Alice Walker's The Color Purple puts it.<P><P> In this book, Sonja Lanehart explores how this valorization of "proper" English has affected the language, literacy, educational achievements, and self-image of five African American women--her grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and herself.<P>Through interviews and written statements by each woman, Lanehart draws out the life stories of these women and their attitudes toward and use of language. Making comparisons and contrasts among them, she shows how, even within a single family, differences in age, educational opportunities, and social circumstances can lead to widely different abilities and comfort in using language to navigate daily life. Her research also adds a new dimension to our understanding of African American English, which has been little studied in relation to women.
Although less well known than its much-admired counterparts in Peru and Bolivia, highland Ecuadorian weaving is an Andean tradition that has relationships with these more southern areas. A world away from the industrialized textile manufacturing of Euro-American society, these handmade pieces reflect the history and artistry of an ancient culture.
New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, brings readers a heart-pounding story of suspense where no one is who they seem.Agent Robert Davidson never recovered from the horror of watching the woman he loved die in a war-ravaged country. But he thought he could handle returning to Rebelia on a mission. Only nothing could have prepared him for the shock of finding Lily still alive--with a child.With Lily's and her son's life in danger, Robert must set aside his jealousy--and desire--in order to protect her and the boy. Except there is one more secret yet to be revealed--which will change Roberts's life forever.Previously Published.