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Bright Minds, Poor Grades

by Michael D. Whitley

For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer. Renowned clinical psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph. D. offers a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children. This easy-to follow book identifies the six types of underachievers from the procrastinator to the hidden perfectionist to the con artist, and it presents the ten steps to help children succeed in school-and ultimately, in life. .

Stardoc

by S. L. Viehl

Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil leaves Earth and accepts a position as a physician at Kevarzanga-2's FreeClinic. Her surgical skills are desperately needed on a hostile frontier world with over 200 sentient species--and her understanding of alien physiology is nothing short of miraculous. But the truth behind her expertise is a secret which, if discovered, could have disastrous consequences between human and alien relations. . . .

Once Upon a Winter's Night

by Mckiernan Dennis L.

The bestselling author of the immensely popular Mithgar books now turns his unique talents to a phantasmic retelling of the classic French fairy tale, "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" in which a young woman enters into a strange, peril-filled marriage to a mysterious prince.

Cosmic Cocktails

by Denise Little

Bars and taverns are a time-honored human tradition--the perfect gathering places to trade news and gossip, to hang out, to complain, to celebrate, or just somewhere travelers can pass the time. Each has its own special and loyal clientele, though some welcome all comers. But what will such watering holes be like in the future? What form might they take on distant worlds--some human-run, some not--and on space stations? Who would be likely to frequent such places, and what tales would they have to tell? Here are fifteen original yarns that take you bar-hopping around the galaxy to places where you'll encounter: An alien life-form that needs to be drunk to get drunk. . . .A reporter on the trail of the true story about a legendary space pilot. . . .A couple of spacers who'd been led to a bar they might never blast out of again. . . .A saloon where time travelers might run out of time. . . .And more interstellar adventures that will have you wishing you could belly up to the bar-or its alien equivalent-and spend and evening taking in these tales beyond your wildest imagining. . .

The Town

by Bentley Little

Bentley Little recently made the national news when Stephen King revealed he was reading Little's latest novel. But critics and fans have known for years that Little is one of the hottest horror writers in the business. And now, with his newest novel, The Town, Little brings the horror home to a small Arizona town. Because home is where the heart is. . . ripped out.

The Wilding

by Friedman C. S.

The long-awaited sequel to C. S. Friedman's epic, In Conquest BornThe tribal Braxaná-created to become the ultimate warriors. The Azeans-raised to master the power of the mind. Two civilizations fighting an endless war over a long-forgotten cause. Now, after a century and a half, the legacy of their greatest military leaders threatens to tear apart both empires.

Bloodstone

by Barbara Campbell

Fifteen years have passed since Darak's quest. His son is now apprenticed to the village's Tree-Father. Keirith unwittingly commits sacrilege by using his gift to commune with other creatures, the crime for which the evil shaman Morgath was destroyed But a more immediate danger threatens the people of the Oak and Holly: the burgeoning power of the ancient enemy who drove them from their ancestral lands. When Keirith is kidnapped, Darak sets off in pursuit. Their paths take them to the heart of a distant city where both father and son must confront their darkest fears in order to survive.

The Mcdougall Quick and Easy Cookbook

by Mcdougall John A.

As featured in the book and movie Forks Over Knives! By greatly simplifying the work involved in preparing healthy, whole food, exciting meals, bestselling authors Dr. John McDougall and Mary McDougall continue to build upon the success of their acclaimed, low-fat and plant based McDougall Program books. In this latest edition, they share their secrets for lowering cholesterol, alleviating allergies, and dramatically reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes with food that is irresistible to the whole family. Featuring over 300 recipes (including healthy Mediterranean diet recipes) that can be prepared in fifteen minutes or less, The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook is the busy person's answer to eating right. Discover shopping tips and cooking hints to save time, reduce fat, and make great-tasting meals. Learn the viable egg and dairy replacements to eliminate fat, cholesterol, and animal protein from your diet. And refer to the updated "McDougall-Okayed Packaged and Canned Products" list. The economical, fast, and innovative recipes in The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook help make good health and longer life easier than ever to achieve. .

Miriam's Kitchen

by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Like many American Jews, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background. She identified with Jewish cultural attitudes, but not with Jewish institutions; she had sentimental memories of her ritually observant grandmothers, but formal religious practice was largely irrelevant to her life. In this warm, funny, moving, and immensely appetizing memoir, she describes how her attitudes evolved, and how she began to bring observance and tradition into her own home. The agent of change was Ehrlich's mother-in-law, Miriam. A Holocaust survivor, Miriam passionately carried out the traditions she had learned as a girl. Inspired to preserve a lost way of life'and also to ?build a floor? of values, connection, and history beneath her children's feet?Ehrlich begins cooking lessons with the indomitable Miriam. As Miriam cooks, she speaks of the past and wakes dormant memories and appetites in her skeptical daughter-in-law. With trepidation and a certain amount of backsliding, Ehrlich begins observing Sabbath and moves toward making her kitchen kosher. In the process, she gains a new appreciation of life's possibilities, choices, and limitations.

Peeps

by Scott Westerfeld

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life. Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . . Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror. .

A Girl's Life Online

by Katherine Tarbox

Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer attending an elite school in an affluent Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the attention her workaholic parents couldn't give her. "Mark" seemed to understand her; he told her she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a swim competition, she walked into a hotel room and discovered who-and what-her cyber soul mate really was. In A Girl's Life Online, Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators. In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age. .

The Lessons of Saint Francis

by Talbot John Michael

The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles of simplicity and self-sufficiency. In The Lessons Of St. Francis, Talbot and co-author Steve Rabey demonstrate the enduring significance of Franciscan wisdom. Organized by topic, such as Simplicity, Humility, Compassion, Solitude, Service, and Prayer, each chapter includes excerpts from the writings of St. Francis, as well as those of his followers and biographers. Combining deep spiritual insights with the offer of a saner, less chaotic way of living, The Lessons Of St. Francis offers wise advice on how to incorporate these virtues into our own lives today.

Letters from Yellowstone

by Diane Smith

In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram--a spirited young woman with a love for botany--is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study's leader, a mild-mannered professor from Montana, assumes she is a man, and is less than pleased to discover the truth. Once the scientists overcome the shock of having a woman on their team, they forge ahead on a summer of adventure, forming an enlightening web of relationships as they move from Mammoth Hot Springs to a camp high in the backcountry. But as they make their way collecting amid Yellowstone's beauty the group is splintered by differing views on science, nature, and economics. In the tradition of A. S. Byatt's Angels and Insects and Andrea Barrett's Ship Fever, this delightful novel captures an ever-fascinating era and one woman's attempt to take charge of her life. .

Red Flags

by Aumiller Gary S.

Sure he's gorgeous, funny, and charming--but early in any doomed relationship there are warning signals foretelling the bad news to come. Studies show that most women will try to justify these signs, excusing them so they don't interfere with their fantasy of having met the perfect man. Unfortunately, such signs are usually all too prophetic--they are the essence of what Drs. Gary Aumiller and Daniel Goldfarb call Red Flags. The question then becomes how to detect and respond to a Red Flag before it's too late. This first-of-its-kind book will help readers determine a man's all-important loser potential within the first three dates. Each chapter includes a profile of a different loser, a post-date quiz to help you determine if Mr. Right is Mr. Wrong, and important information about the best way to break up with him. Red Flags has all the fun of a magazine quiz combined with the expertise of psychologists who specialize in the techniques used by the police to profile criminals. They know how to spot the rejects--and now you will, too!

Brightly Burning

by Mercedes Lackey

His name is Lavan Firestorm, a young man blessed--and cursed--with a special talent for firestarting. His legend has haunted the darkest corners of Valdemar, yet the truth has never been told. Here, at last, is his story. .

The Black Swan (Fairy Tale #2)

by Mercedes Lackey

Scouring his lands to capture women who inspire his rage for vengeance, he turns them into swans who only regain their human forms by the transitory light of the moon.

Against the Tide of Years

by S. M. Stirling

Against the Tide of Years continues the adventures of the Nantucket residents who have been transported through time to the Bronze Age. In the years since their arrival, the fledging Republic of Nantucket has striven to better the primitive world in which they now exist. Their prime concerns are establishing a constitution and handling the waves of immigrants from the British Isles. But a renegade time traveler plans his own future by forging an empire for himself based on conquest by modern technology. The Republic has no alternative but to face the inevitable war brought on by one of their own. . . . .

Pardon My French

by Cathy Hapka

Seventeen-year-old Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she's less than thrilled. Paris is filled with cars that move at the speed of light, edible snails, and a language that Nicole can't speak or read. Worst of all, Nicole feels lost without Nate. She's not sure she's capable of finding joie de vivre on her own, but with the help of some new friends--and a certain handsome Frenchman-- Nicole might find Paris as sweet as a café au lait after all.

Murder of a Sleeping Beauty

by Denise Swanson

When school psychologist Skye Denison investigates the death of a popular teenager who was cast as Sleeping Beauty in the school play, she uncovers some shocking revelations about prominent Scumble River citizens. And even ever-optimistic Skye knows that in this case, finding the killer won't end this tale happily-end-after. . . .

Hostile Makeover

by Ellen Byerrum

As makeover madness sweeps the nation's capital, reporter Lacey Smithsonian interviews TV show makeover success story Amanda Manville. But with Amanda's beauty comes a beast in the form of a stalker with vicious intentions--and Lacey may be the only one who can stop him. .

The Fall of Neskaya

by Bradley Marion Zimmer

The Fall of Neskaya, Book One of the Clingfire Trilogy, marks the legendary author's final return to Darkover before her death. Set in the tumultuous era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a terrible time of strife and war, this unique fantasy world is divided into a mutlitude of small belligerent domains vying for power and land. One ambitious and corrupt tyrant will stop at nothing to control Darkover-even wield the terrifying weapons of the matrix. .

Nothing But Trouble

by Michael Mcgarrity

Kevin Kerney is approached by an old boyhood friend, Johnny Jordan, who convinces him to serve as technical adviser for a contemporary Western movie to be shot in a remote part of southwestern Mexico known as the Bootheel. But before actual filming begins, Kerney travels to the Bootheel to meet with Johnny and the production crew and finds the body of a young man on a road near an isolated Mexican border crossing.

Prairie Home Companion, A (movie tie-in)

by Garrison Keillor

The screenplay of the major motion pictureAmerica's most celebrated radio show is holding its very last broadcast unbeknownst to the fans filing in to watch it. Coinciding with the release of the film version, A Prairie Home Companion features a special eight-page photo insert from the movie as well as an interview between Garrison Keillor and Robert Altman, who once again showcases his unique style of wit and humour in this fantastic crowd-pleaser.

Creative Mind

by Ernest Holmes

THE hand of eternal progress is brushing the cobwebs from the corridors of time and is again revealing to the human race the mysteries of being. As there is "nothing new under the sun," the searchlight of Truth is bringing to light only what has been known to the few in all generations. The time has now come when the few must become the many. The whole world, from the least to the greatest, must know the Truth, so that man may understand the great laws that govern his life. He must learn to control his own destiny, to heal his own body and bring happiness to his own soul. Ignorance must vanish and understanding must be ushered in. Man is no longer to be governed by anything outside himself. Creeds, doctrines, churches, institutions, organizations, governments are all being changed to give place to the realization of the individual. There is a power in and through all that is working this great transformation. All that will not measure up to the standard must fall by its own weight; all that is in line with the Truth must still prosper. The time is at hand; we are in the greatest age of all history; we are in the age of the unifying of all people and all things into the "Ever Present One. " "The temple not made with hands" is now being silently builded by the emancipated souls of this planet. p. ivThis little book is an attempt to explain what each soul must discover for himself, that he stands in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around his own thought, and casts back to him glorified all that he thinks. If it awakens within the consciousness of one single individual the realization that the mind of the Universe (which is the only mind that there is) is his own mind; that the creative power of this mind is his also; that the manifestation of this mind is his own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this mind is within himself, it will not be written in vain. May it then do much in simplifying and bringing to light some of the deeper mysteries and meanings of life.

Horrible Harry Takes the Cake

by Suzy Kline

The kids in room 3B have found out that their teacher, Miss Mackle, is engaged! But who is the lucky groom? Leave it to Harry and his best friend, Doug, to find out. Harry goes into detective mode, and wastes no time starting his investigation. Doug is willing to help?until he sees Harry stealing a piece of evidence. Doug can?t believe it! But Harry thinks his risky move is worth it. After all, he manages to crack the case and tells everyone who Miss Mackle is going to marry. But does Harry really have all the facts, or has he made a horrible mistake? .

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