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Mouse and Sammy grew up as close as sisters in the notorious Edenwald Projects in the Bronx. Fighting to protect their territory and their reputation is a way of life, but the two loyal friends have goals. The girls have a passion for music and yearn to become famous someday. They perform as the rap group Vixen Chaos in local clubs, providing the only relief from their violent inner city lives. When Mouse starts dating Rico, an up and coming drug dealer from the hood, he promises to finance their music career. Sammy is doubtful, seeing that Mouse is becoming too caught up in her relationship with Rico. The two friends are at odds, and Sammy's biggest fear soon comes to light. Mouse becomes pregnant by Rico, putting their music careers on hold.As Mouse's belly grows, Rico becomes more absent from her. He loves the street life, constantly leaving Mouse alone in the apartment while he relishes in the attention of other beautiful women. Soon, Sammy gets swept up by Rico's swag and gift of gab, and the two start dating on the down low. The friendship is ruptured when Sammy finds out that she's also pregnant by Rico. Things turn ugly and violent, and the girls end up fighting in the middle of the street.They realize they have much bigger problems to worry about when Rico is picked up by the feds. Now he's serving a lengthy sentence, and his absence from the streets sparks a deadly war. Mouse and Sammy will have to raise their children alone, surviving by any means necessary.
From 1915 to 1928, at the beginning of a career that would see him become America's foremost theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr served as pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Detroit, Michigan. This deeply personal book presents his advice and insights for young ministers about the challenges and rewards of pastoral ministry. It is presented in this exclusive Library of America E-Book Classic edition with a preface by Niebuhr's daughter, editor Elisabeth Sifton, plus a chronology of Niebuhr's life and detailed notes.
The classic trilogy, in a hardcover collector's edition complete with the original illustrations. From the incidents of her own remarkable childhood, Louisa May Alcott fashioned a trilogy of novels that catapulted her to fame and fortune and that remain among the most beloved works in all of American literature. Here, in an authoritative single-volume edition, is the complete series. In Little Women, set in New England during the Civil War, Alcott introduces the unforgettable March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Little Men follows Jo, now married, into adulthood, as she finds herself the caretaker of a houseful of rambunctious children at Plumfield School. Jo's Boys returns to Plumfield a decade later; now grown, Jo's children recount adventures of their own.
The wintry Scottish Highlands is the setting for Jackie Ivie's magical new novel of a man and a woman who battle the elements and each other to learn that the season's greatest gift is love. . .A Reluctant Husband Caught in a furious blizzard, battle-weary Myles Donal has only two options: die alone in the snow, or make his way home by order of his sire to marry a woman known as the Harridan of the Highlands. The warm glow of light in a small croft will only delay his fate. . .A Rebellious Bride Kendran is not about to share her hard-earned shelter with anyone, especially not a man! Running away from an arranged marriage was her only chance at freedom--and she'll not forfeit it to another arrogant male. . . even one as devilishly attractive as Myles Donal. . .A Wedding To Remember Snowbound and equally stubborn, Myles and Kendran engage in a battle of wills that quickly becomes a passion too fiery to ignore. "Wedded bliss" may be an abhorrent concept to both of them, but true love is not so easily denied. . .
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is recognized today as a great theologian and philosopher. The historian Perry Miller has called him "one of America's five or six major artists," a writer possessed of "an intelligence which, as much as Emerson's, Melville's, or Mark Twain's, is both an index of American society and a comment upon it." But in his own day Edwards was best known as a leader of what is now known as the Great Awakening: a series of small-town revivals that mushroomed into a movement credited with giving birth to American evangelicalism and laying the groundwork for the American Revolution. In authoritative texts drawn from first editions and manuscript sources, this volume brings together all of Edwards's essential writings from and about the revivals, including the famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and his vivid Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundreds of Souls, the work that first publicized the awakenings. Characterized by precise logic and powerful imagery, his writing continues to inspire students and spiritual seekers alike.
Welcome to Eureka, Colorado, a small town with a big heart--and a cast of characters as homespun as their community and as beloved as family...With preparations for the annual Founder's Day pageant underway, Eureka is bustling with activity when bank teller Shelly Frazier's sister shows up with a reporter in tow. Shelly has a past no one in Eureka knows about, except her husband Charlie--and she's not eager to share it now that she's made a whole new life for herself as a wife, mother, and enthusiastic volunteer for the local historical society. That said, if anyone is going to tell the story of her days as a media darling, it will be Shelly herself. But she's not the only one wrestling with questions or looking for answers...While a private investigator is looking for clues to the whereabouts of the swindler mayor Lucille used to date, Maggie Clark is wondering if new husband Jameso is really ready for a lifetime commitment. And Cassie Wynock is all-too-willing to share her family's history with the wider world. Soon enough, the entire town of Eureka will also have to face its past--caverns, ghosts, and all--to understand where the future is going to take them...
A character study of one man - Jacob Flanders - told through vague, ambiguous impressions from other people. The novel chronicles Jacob's life, from childhood to adulthood, and eschews conventional plot structures in favour of its pseudo-biographical approach. It is one of Woolf's strangest and most unique novels, and an important moment in the development of modernism. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
The final novel of one of the 20th Century's greatest voices. On the lawn of an English country estate, a pageant is going to be performed. Attended by most of the locals, it is an overview of English history in several parts. Interspersed among the preparations, the audience interact, serving as a second microcosm of English life. The looming spectre of World War II serves as a backdrop to novel's action. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
Software is more important than ever today and yet its commercial value is steadily declining. Microsoft, for instance, has seen its gross margins decrease for a decade, while startups and corporations alike are distributing free software that would have been worth millions a few years ago.Welcome to the software paradox. In this O'Reilly report, RedMonk's Stephen O'Grady explains why the real money no longer lies in software, and what it means for companies that depend on that revenue. You'll learn how this paradox came about and what your company can do in response.This book covers:Why it's growing more difficult to sell software on a standalone basisHow software has come full circle, from enabler to product and back againThe roles that open source, software-as-a-service, and subscriptions playHow software developers have become the new kingmakersWhy Microsoft, Apple, and Google epitomize this transitionHow the paradox has affected other tech giants, such as Oracle and Salesforce.comStrategies your software firm can explore, including alternative revenue models
Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything --who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or "Hank" and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of--Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead's remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.
Acclaimed as the definitive study of the period by one of the greatest American historians, The Rise of American Democracy traces a historical arc from the earliest days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Ferocious clashes among the Founders over the role of ordinary citizens in a government of "we, the people" were eventually resolved in the triumph of Andrew Jackson. Thereafter, Sean Wilentz shows, a fateful division arose between two starkly opposed democracies-a division contained until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution.
PART ONEChapter One: Regulation D Offerings; Now is the TimeChapter Two: EB-5 Visas: Pitfalls and Benefits of U. S. Securities LawsChapter Three: Direct Investments versus regional centersPART TWOChapter Four: Business Brokers Acting as Broker-Dealers and/or UnderwritersChapter Five: Brokers, Dealers and Finders Chapter Six: Purchaser Representatives PART THREEChapter Seven: EB-5 Law and Practice Following the JOBS ActChapter Eight: Implementing the JOBS Act
A summation of 15 years of research on what public-sector executives should do to improve the performance of public enterprises. Cases are used to illuminate their broader lessons for government managers.
Describes the efforts in the 1960s of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta to organize migrant workers in California into a union which became the United Farm Workers.
For most people, the thought of dying or caring for a terminally ill friend or family member raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a "good death"? What appropriate preparations should be made? How do we best support our loved ones as life draws to its close? In this nondenominational handbook, Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser provide comfort, direction, and hope to the dying and their caregivers through nine archetypal stories that illustrate the most common end-of-life concerns. Drawing from personal experiences, the authors offer invaluable guidance on easing emotional pain and navigating this difficult final passage. With a compelling new preface, this edition also features an overview of the hospice movement; a survey of Celtic, Tibetan, Egyptian, and other historic perspectives on the sacred art of dying; as well as various therapies, techniques, and rituals to alleviate suffering, stimulate reflection, and strengthen interpersonal bonds. "The American Book of Living and Dying" gives us courage to trust our deepest instincts, and reminds us that by telling the stories of those who have passed, we remember, honor, and continue to learn from them.
A study and investigation that deals with the problem of hermeneutics--- the understanding and interpretation of the Bible and other literary texts arguing that the phenomenon is not a human science or method but the human experience of the world.
American Military History: A Documentary Reader presents a comprehensive collection of primary documents relating to America's armed forces from the colonial period to the present. Features documents which introduce key people, events, and turning points in American military history Explores the importance of events not only in terms of military history, but also on a social and cultural level for the country at large.
Christian therapists doing family therapy have never had a resource to help them navigate the various family therapy theories from a Christian perspective--until now. In this book Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells survey the major approaches to family therapy and treat, within a Christian framework, significant psychotherapeutic issues. The wide array of issues covered includescrisis and traumamarital conflictseparation, divorce and blended familiesindividual psychopathologysubstance abuse and addictionsgender, culture, economic class and racesexual identityCalling for an integrated approach of "responsible eclecticism," they conclude with a vision for Christian family therapy. A landmark work providing critical Christian engagement with existing models of family therapy, this volume was written for those studying counseling, social work, psychology or family therapy. Family Therapies will also serve as an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and pastors.
Comprising of 184 prose passages and 5,263 lines of verse to be narrated and sung by a performing singer-storyteller, it is an elaboration of the T'ang dynasty love story, The Story of Ying-ying, by Yuan Chen (779-831).
The summer Michael Smolij turns sixteen, his father disappears. One by one other men also vanish from the blue-collar neighborhood outside Detroit where their fathers before them had lived, raised families, and, in a more promising era, worked. One man props open the door to his shoe store and leaves a note. "I'm going to the moon," it reads. "I took the cash." The wives drink, brawl, and sleep around, gradually settling down to make new lives and shaking off the belief in an American dream that, like their husbands, has proven to be a thing of the past. Unable to leave the neighborhood their fathers abandoned, Michael and his friends stumble through their twenties until the restlessness of the fathers blooms in them, threatening to carry them away.Hailed as "a triumph" by O, The Oprah Magazine, this haunting, unforgettable debut novel is for anyone who has ever been left longing.
A beautiful German language edition of the internationally beloved classic In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a new edition with vibrantly restored artwork and a fresh translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard. As critics and readers across the country embraced this timeless tale for its purity and beauty of expression, Harcourt released uniform full-color foreign language editions for readers of all ages and nationalities to rediscover and cherish.
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