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It's funny how a piece of paper can change your life-a diploma, a ticket . . . a plain, white envelope For as long as I could remember, I was the girl with the plan. Good college, good medical school, good career. I would save lives instead of standing by helplessly, watching while they slipped away. That was before my father called for the first time in fifteen years to tell me about the terminal illness stealing his life-an illness that might be stealing mine, too. It was before he gave me the name of a doctor and a plane ticket to Italy. Before I flew across an ocean. Before I realized how brilliantly bright life could be. Before I met Lucas. He's everything I've always wanted, and the timing couldn't be worse. I can't do this to him-he deserves so much better. My head tells me I can't afford to fall in love with Lucas, but my heart won't listen. Lucas is fearless about the future, while I'm not even sure I have one. There's only one way to know what's ahead and it's waiting for me at home inside a plain, white envelope.All I have to do, is open it . . .(90,000 words)
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
The landscape of love is littered with people injured by love time and time again. And so they hobble from one bad relationship to another. But it doesn't have to be that way. Noted psychologist Seth Meyers, PsyD--aka Dr. Seth--has developed a foolproof four-step cure for Relationship Repetition Syndrome (RRS). With this book, you can avoid making the same mistakes in your love life over and over again. With behavioral exercises and questionnaires designed to reveal the RRS behaviors that sabotage love, you'll learn why your relationships have failed, and how you can love more wisely--and happily--the next time.Armed with Dr. Seth's unique love action plan, you can put the pain of dead-end relationships behind you and find true love that lasts--forever cured of RRS!
Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively--so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That's where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14--i.e. using modern C++.Topics include:The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functionsThe relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal referencesTechniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressionsHow std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++'s concurrency APIHow best practices in "old" C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers' earlier books, but covers entirely new material.
A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection Nowhere in the world did the beloved food and travel writer M.F.K Fisher feel more at ease than in the port of Marseille. From her timeless A Considerable Town, published as part of Two Towns in Provence, here is her affectionate introduction to the old streets and bustling waterfront of France's second city. "I first spent a night there in late 1929, and since then I have returned even oftener than seems reasonable," says Fisher of her long-term love affair with the city by the sea. In these recollections she paints a vibrant, sun-drenched portrait of the distinctive character of Marseille and its residents, the insolite or "indefinable" identity that makes it unlike anywhere else. As she reflects on the history, the culture and, of course, the foods, that make Marseille what it is, Fisher brings the city to life as only she can. An eBook short.
"An extraordinary history...Deeply researched, elegantly written...a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten." --Brent Staples, New York Times Book Review Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper's clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for TheDefender's support. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.
Celebrate With The SisterhoodThanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn's birthday--in the City of Sin, no less--seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy #1, a/k/a Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor herself has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible--of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all...Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . ."Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback"Delectable. . .deliver[s] revenge that's creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style."
Leaving La La LandTeresa "Toots" Loudenberry has a knack for finding adventure, even when she's not looking for it. But ever since Sophie convinced her friends to start holding regular séances, life in Los Angeles is getting a little too dramatic even for Toots's tastes. When Ida receives a message from the beyond suggesting that her late husband was murdered, a spooked Toots decides it's time the Godmothers left LA for her hometown of Charleston. . .Meanwhile, Mavis has been acting suspiciously, mailing packages in bulk and refusing to divulge what she's up to. She should know by now that Ida, Toots, and Sophie will never let secrets rest or ignore a friend in need. And when the Godmothers discover that whoever killed Ida's husband has plans for Ida too, they'll do what they do best--rally together, concoct a daring plan, and show the world there is no match for these four formidable friends. . ."The Godmothers series [is] pure recession-proof fun." --Publishers Weekly
Once upon a time there were seven very different women who had been broken but not beaten by life. In those tough days of healing, they became the Sisterhood, a group of devoted friends who vowed to change their lives, empower themselves, and be there for each other, no matter what. Now, they're ready to answer the call for the woman who started it all, Myra Rutledge. Five years ago, Myra's pregnant daughter was killed by a hit-and-run driver--the playboy son of an ambassador with diplomatic immunity. Myra was left to grieve while the murderer was free to return to his lavish lifestyle with no fear of ever having to pay for his crime. But not for much longer. As the air turns crisp the Virginia hills around Myra's lovely old farmhouse, the Sisterhood has gathered for a little creative planning, and what they have in mind is a gift for Myra of long-awaited and very sweet revenge. . ."Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly
When her beloved dies in battle, Lady Lydia Daughtry assumes she'll never love again. Until a deliciously handsome duke awakens a part of her she never knew existed. But how can she have such feelings for Tanner Blake, who is a constant reminder of all she has lost?Tanner Blake, duke of Malvern, promised his dying friend he'd take care of his "dearest Lyddie." So how dare he covet the lush, lovely young woman for himself-especially since he is all but betrothed to another? His solution: find Lydia a suitable husband immediately. But when both their lives become fraught with mystery and danger, Tanner's vow becomes intensely personal...renewing his desire to keep Lydia by his side forever.
The ability to build and maintain a wide network of relationships is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Alison Straw and Dena Micheli, leading experts on networking, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to become widely known, remembered and liked.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
The Mad Duke lean in closer, his lips gently brushing her ear, and whispered, "I dare you." She Can't Resist the Dare Lillian Phillips could not imagine how her quiet, simple life had come to this. Blackmailed by the Mad Duke of Thornwood into accepting one wild dare after another...all because of a pocket watch. Desperate to recover her beloved father's pawned timepiece, Lily did something reckless and dangerous and delicious--something that led to a night she'd never forget. He has a Reputation for Scandal When Devon Grey, Duke of Thornwood, runs into a mesmerizing, intoxicating, thieving woman who literally stole from his bedchamber--with his new pocket watch--Devon plots his revenge. If the daring wench likes to play games, he's happy to oblige. After all, what's the ruse of being the Mad Duke if you can't have some fun? But the last laugh might just be on him...
A vivid, insightful, essential new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader, from the Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff.George Washington was famously unknowable, a man of deep passions hidden behind a facade of rigid self-control. Yet before he was a great general and president, Washington was a young man prone to peevishness and a volcanic temper. His greatness as a leader evolved over time, the product of experience and maturity but also a willed effort to restrain his wilder impulses.Focusing on Washington's early years, Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing his all-too-human fears, values, and passions. Rich in psychological detail regarding Washington's temperament, idiosyncrasies, and experiences, this book shows a self-conscious Washington who grew in confidence and experience as a young soldier, businessman, and Virginia gentleman, and who was transformed into a patriot by the revolutionary ferment of the 1760s and '70s. Taking command of an army in constant dire need--of adequate food, weapons, and, at times, even clothing and shoes--Washington displayed incredible persistence and resourcefulness, growing into a leader who both understood and defined the crucial role of the army in the formation of a new American society.Middlekauff makes clear that Washington was at the heart of not just the revolution's course and outcome but also the success of the nation it produced. This is an indispensable book for truly understanding one of America's great figures.From the Hardcover edition.
Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. Midgley argues cogently and convincingly that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as the 'selfish gene' tendency in recent neo-Darwinian thought, may be illuminating but are always unrealistic. Such neatness, she shows, cannot be imposed on human psychology. She returns to Darwin's original writings to show how the reductive individualism which is now presented as Darwinism does not derive from Darwin but from a wider, Hobbesian tradition in Enlightenment thinking. She reveals the selfish gene hypothesis as a cultural accretion that is just not seen in nature. Heroic independence is not a realistic aim for Homo sapiens. We are, as Darwin saw, earthly organisms, framed to interact constantly with one another and with the complex ecosystems of which we are a tiny part. For us, bonds are not just restraints but also lifelines.
For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville. In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries--and fails--to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.Advance praise for This Census-Taker "A thought-provoking fairy tale for adults . . . [This Census-Taker] resembles the narrative style, quirkiness, and plotting found in the works of Karen Russell, Aimee Bender, or Steven Millhauser."--Booklist "Brief and dreamlike . . . a deceptively simple story whose plot could be taken as a symbolic representation of an aspect of humanity as big as an entire society and as small as a single soul."--Kirkus ReviewsPraise for China Miéville "Even when he is orbiting somewhere in a galaxy too far away for normal human comprehension . . . Miéville is dazzling."--The New York Times "[Miéville's] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing."--Ursula K. Le GuinFrom the Hardcover edition.
Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.
He never asked for this power. Kojou Akatsuki used to be an ordinary high school boy--but that wasbefore he became the Fourth Primogenitor, the most powerful vampire of all time. Worse--he doesn't even remember how it happened. Middle schooler Yukina Himeragi, meanwhile, is the Attack Mage sent to observe him--and to stop him if he gets out of control. But was it really a good idea to send a cute girl to observe a massively powerful vampire boy whose abilities activate whenever he gets aroused? And on an artificial island populated with all manner of demonic individuals, each with their own designs on the Fourth Primogenitor--?!
This book studies the millions of Americans trapped in a self-perpetuating state of poverty and malnutrition, whose only hope for the future has become tangled in political red tape.
Small beachside town requires new GP.Start immediately. Falling in love with resident doctor...optional!Recently single, recently qualified Dr. Holly Saxby has to leave the city ASAP. So, she packs up her designer clothes and heads to Baronga Bay. She's not quite ready for beach life or the small-town grapevine, and she certainly isn't expecting young, ruggedly handsome Dr. Cameron McCarrick to be her new partner.The laid-back doctor is the treasure of the town, and in comparison Holly has to fight to measure up. But as Cameron acts as her mentor and protector, she realizes that this little town may have given her everything she was ever looking for--a home, a job and a husband beyond compare...
To love, honour and protectIt's Dr. Amy Tanner's first day in the beautiful coastal village of Marraburra. She's here to give her patients the best possible care, and also to uncover the truth behind her cousin's disappearance. Gorgeous sheriff Angus Ford is impressed with the new doctor's feisty courage and unquestionable skill--not to mention her stunning looks. But when Amy finds out the truth about her cousin, Sheriff Ford is determined to protect her.Amy's intention is to settle the past and then head back to her life in the city, but this commanding, caring man has changed her mind. Could her real home be in Marraburra, as the sheriff's wife?
The doctor and the detective... Five unexpected deaths have brought hotshot city detective Liam Darcy to town. Dr. Keiva Truscott is first on Liam's list of suspects! But surely as he watches her save lives with compassion and courage she won't be under Liam's suspicion for long...?Although a relationship between them is strictly forbidden, a secret source has revealed that Liam is starting to fall under Keiva's spell. All Liam's instincts are telling him that Keiva is innocent, and he will do anything to protect her--but until the case is closed, Liam can't fall in love with his prime suspect.
Marrying her surgeon bossAs a director at Melbourne Memorial, it's up to Dr. Joel Addison to make the innovative intensive care and E.R. units the best in the country. The only problem is that beautiful, feisty anesthetist Allegra Tallis's controversial new ideas are risking his reputation.Allegra has put her heart and soul into her work and is determined to prove the hotshot new director wrong. But soon a fierce attraction flares between them, even though Joel can't afford to give her his love. Allegra suspects there is something in his past that has hurt him deeply. She is determined to uncover the truth and to show Joel just how perfect they are for one another--professionally and personally...
Safe in her surgeon's armsTrauma surgeon Jack Colcannon has always had a difficult relationship with the adorable Dr. Becky Baxter. Their brief relationship ten years ago only adds to the complication of them working together.But when Becky becomes the target of terrifying threats, Jack is the only one who can keep her safe--at work and at home, day and night.Safe in the protection of his arms, she realizes that, whatever it might take, Jack is a man worth waiting for...
For a New Year packed with excitement, glamour and passion, check out these sizzling reissued stories from Harlequin Presents! The Billionaire's Perfect Opportunity by Melanie Milburne Alessandro Vallini once made the mistake of proposing to spoiled princess Rachel McCulloch. Her rejection scored his soul. But the tables have turned: Alessandro now holds Rachel's future in the palm of his hand! The Billionaire's Revenge Plot by Annie West Someone has been stealing from wealthy investment trader Jonas Deveson. He's got a good idea who it is and she's going to pay... Jonas blackmails Ravenna Ruggiero into working as his housekeeper to pay off her debt, but living under the same roof leads to unexpected and forbidden temptation... The Billionaire's Sizzling Reunion by Kelly Hunter Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan Black has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back. Evie's not about to let that happen again. But that doesn't mean she's forgotten what it's like to surrender to Logan--and his deliciously dark desires...
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