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From the #1 internationally bestselling author, her first book set in America, the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago.England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquess and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and what the future holds--that is until her father dies. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father's duties. But there is another man who she just can't shake from her thoughts... Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable young man. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might hit it big. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Grace thinks that Trixie is surely abandoned and tries to support her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother's advice and comfort. She is confident that Jasper's love for her was real... Set on a fictional island off the coast of Massachusetts with charming architecture, beautiful landscape, and quirky islanders, The Beekeeper's Daughter is "a multigenerational banquet of love...one of the most engrossing reads of my year" (Elin Hilderbrand).
A thrilling prequel to the bestselling Orbs series.Jeff and his little brother David are alone. Their parents have disappeared along with the rest of the world, replaced by glowing blue orbs and a terrifying army of aliens. But the boys are survivors. Living in the tunnels beneath the White Sands military base, escaping from hungry aliens, and searching for supplies, they hatch a plan. The boys will fight back, and before they're through the white sands will run red with blood.
Learn more about the physical world through hands-on activities and experiments.
All the information you need--quick, easy, and ON THE MONEY ECON. Do these letters make you sweat? You're not alone. From college freshmen to PhD students, economics tops the list of panic-inducing classes. But help has arrived. Economics DeMYSTiFieD is a curriculum-based, self-teaching guide that makes learning this important business topic easier than ever. Filled with illustrations, plain-English explanations, and real-life examples, it starts with the fundamentals and eases you into the more complicated theories, concepts, and mathematical formulas. When it comes to making this complex topic easy to grasp, Economics DeMYSTiFieD corners the market. This fast and easy guide features: Expert overviews of key topics, including supply and demand, macro- and microeconomics, consumer price index, and monetary policy Chapter-ending quizzes and a final exam for charting your progress Math equations you can work out to bolster your comprehension Special-focus chapters on the environment, healthcare, and insurance Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Economics DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastery of this otherwise perplexing subject.
China has great respect for traditions, strong family values, and other Confucian ideals. Discover how the first emperor, Shi Huangdi, unifies the country, created a powerful empire, and built the Great Wall. See how Chinese technology, from silk making to gunpowder, has affected the world.
In this book, Shady Glen Stables is full of friends that love to ride horses, but Becky and Hannah don't like each other at all. Hannah is a know-it-all and her horse, Casey, wins every jumping competition she enters. Becky has no blue ribbons because her horse, Stormy, has trouble jumping certain fences - like the ones with flower boxes. One day Hannah has an accident and cannot ride! This is Becky's chance to win, if she can help Stormy overcome her fear of fences. Although Hannah offers Becky tons of riding advice, it is hard for Becky to admit that little-miss-perfect may be right.
Ranges widely across American culture of the middle twentieth century to depict the shifting characterizations of teens from invisible young adults to young soldiers in training, to bobby soxers and zoot suiters, to rock 'n' rollers and juvenile delinquents, from hippies to savvy consumers. In this book, Grace Palladino examines everything from Andy Hardy and Elvis Presley to Seventeen magazine and MTV.
Set for a new generation of students, with intergrated old and new learning styles to make the study interesting as well as to enhance the students' learning erxperience. It's innovated in a way that respects the need for chronology, narrative unity, social inclusiveness, and canonical coverage.
Highlights the local history as well as the geologic features and developments of national parks formed by stream erosion and weathering, glaciers and wave action, igneous activity, mountain building and uplift, and ground water.
This book explores a few varieties of the American Dream: their origins, their dynamics, their ongoing relevance. It does so by describing a series of specific American dreams in a loosely chronological, overlapping order.
The brief sixth edition of THE CALL TO WRITE continues and expandes its creative approach to college composition. Organized by genres, including letters, memoirs, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals, and reviews, and including new chapters on the essay and on multigenre writing, this innovative rhetoric gives students the practice they need to write in college and in the public sphere. Timely, provocative readings promote social engagement, encouraging students to become involved, through public writing, in their community and in the greater world around them.
Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, the market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective terrorism book available. In the Eighth Edition, White continues to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables readers to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. Packed with cutting-edge coverage, the book discusses the most sophisticated theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today.
Meet all your favorite ponies in Ponyville! See where Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack all live and meet their pets too!
It's Hearth's Warming Eve in Ponyville, and the ponies put on a special pageant to celebrate the story of the founding of Equestria: a winter tale about how the three tribes of ponies learning to live together in harmony. Includes a punch-out ornament!A Level 2 Passport to Reading storybook.
Twilight Sparkle tours the Crystal Empire. She attends the Crystal Faire, meets lots of Crystal Ponies and gets to stay in a special room in the castle with her very own library! Come explore the sparkling world of the Crystal Empire...This storybook includes a removable postcard to mail to your friends!
Optimus Prime has selected a special team of Transformers to work side-by-side with the people of Earth--they are called the Rescue Bots! Chase the Police-Bot changes into a police car and is partnered with Chief Charlie Burns. Together they're unstoppable!A Passport to Reading Level 1 book.
The RESCUE BOTS are a new team, working with humans to roll to the rescue! The latest mission is to help an island community weather a severe storm. After the storm passes, the local residents ask the BOTS for help finding the Settlers' Bell that was stolen two hundred years ago by pirates! Can the RESCUE BOTS find the bell in time for Pioneer Day? Read this fun storybook based on the show to find out!
Meet BOULDER! He turns into a bulldozer and works with his team, the RESCUE BOTS. After rescuing a pet cat from a tree, BOULDER wants a pet of his own-so he decides to adopt the lion from the zoo! But "Whiskers" is hard to keep track of! BOULDER's human friend Cody offers him a potted plant as a more suitable pet. Laugh out loud with this fun and simple story based on the show! Passport to Reading Level 1
Optimus Prime has selected a special team of Transformers to work side-by-side with the people of Earth--they are called the Rescue Bots! Heatwave the Fire-Bot changes into a fire engine and is partnered with Kade Burns. In this story, the Rescue Bots have to stop some runaway floating lobsters from ruining the town parade!A Passport to Reading Level 1 book.
A tense, thrilling debut novel that spans two continents, from "a writer to watch out for" (Colum McCann).It's 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man's father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.Language and landscape combine powerfully in this tense exploration of life and death, parts of which are based on historical events. With lyrical prose balancing the stark realities of the hunter and the hunted, RED SKY IN MORNING is a visceral and meditative novel that marks the debut of a stunning new talent.
"Hamill, a master raconteur, mines his own roots in this enchanting new anthology. " ---New York Times Pete Hamill's collected stories about Brooklyn present a New York almost lost but not forgotten. They read like messages from a vanished age, brimming with nostalgia---for the world after the war, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, and even, for some, the years of Prohibition and the Depression. THE CHRISTMAS KID is vintage Hamill. Set in the borough where he was born and raised, it is a must-read for his many fans, for all who love New York, and for anyone who seeks to understand the world today through the lens of the world that once was.
Three never-before-collected short stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly In "Cahoots," a backroom poker game turns deadly when a cheater is exposed. In "Mulholland Dive," a man who deciphers the hidden codes of accident scenes investigates a fatality off L. A. 's most fabled roadway. In "Two-Bagger," an obsessed cop tails an ex-con he believes is about to carry out a contract killing. Together these gripping, unforgettable stories show that Michael Connelly "knows the workings of the LAPD and the streets of the City of Angels like he knows his own name" (Boston Globe). [Word count: 14,054]
For anyone who thinks that comfort is equivalent to pity and that it is only pricelss for those who need an emotional crutch, best-selling author Warren Wiersbe applies the words of the prophet Isaiah to prove that God's comfort is no such thing. With definitions and insights, the "pastor of pastors" and phenomenal author Warren W. Wiersbe continues to enliven the Scriptures as he weaves the words of Isaiah with historical explanations and thought-provoking questions for every chapter, creating a study guide that can be used in personal Bible study or with a group.
In his motivational sequel to Be Dynamic (Acts 1-12), best-selling author Warren W. Wiersbe skillfully explains the book of Acts to the layperson and the pastor alike. Readers travel through dungeon prisons, see the ancient world as if it were today, and witness the marvelous work God can do through a few souls fully surrendered to His purposes. They witness Paul's conversion and spot his imperfections, yet still they enter his successes as the Lord uses him to preach Good News to the lost and dying. Because there are hardships today, places where God is unwelcome, and people whose hearts are unreceptive, both young and old will benefit from knowing that Paul's God is their God--the God of the ages.
John Tilden's glory days are far behind him, and now it seems like all he has is the monotony of every day living. He certainly thought there'd be more to it than his ramshackle Oklahoma farm and a mundane job coaching basketball at his old high school. He questions his fatherhood skills too: his oldest son won't speak to him, his younger son wants to quit the basketball team, and now his daughter wants to go out on dates. He loves his wife, but the marriage has settled into complacency. Now his twentieth high school reunion looms and he has agreed to play in an exhibition game at the reunion, which is sure to be a wretched joke. And his ex-girlfriend's back in town, newly single. Twenty years is plenty long enough for a man to mope after what might have been. It's time for John to make himself understand that.
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