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Growing in Patience

by Lisa O Engelhardt

Many of us are impatient; the responsibilities and hardships of life seem to try our patience at every turn. And sometimes, it’s the little things that make us snap. However, scripture tells us that “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). With those wise and hopeful words in mind, Growing in Patience presents positive, productive, and spiritual ways to deal with impatience. After all, patience must be nurtured. It is a virtue we must prayerfully ask for from God and then—by God’s grace—seek to put into practice each day.

The Greystoke Legacy

by Andy Briggs

A Legend RebornRobbie Canler flees to the Congo to escape a dark secret, and finds work with an illegal logging operation. Suddenly, his camp is attacked by a savage force. When Jane Porter, the daughter of the camp’s boss, goes missing, the loggers assume bloodthirsty rebel soldiers have kidnapped her. Spurred into action, Robbie sets out alone to find her—completely unaware that he is being watched. Caught in the midst of the many dangers that lie in the depths of the jungle, Robbie wonders if the rumors of a supernatural white ape are true. And if so, can this mysterious untamed savage be trusted to help, or will it destroy them all?

The Great Equalizer

by Rick Borstein

Rick Borsten’s extraordinary first novel tells the story of Benny Horowitz, a young man who, terrified of the prospects of life after commencement, drops out of college just two weeks before graduation and finds a temporary job working at a halfway house for eight mentally challenged adults whose “deviant” and “inappropriate” behavior he is charged with reshaping. It isn’t long, however, before Benny begins to appreciate the uniqueness of each of the resident’s personalities and the richness of their worlds, and discovers that it is he, not they, who is being reshaped; and reshaped by one resident in particular—Nadia Christov, a mysterious 26 year old artist. It is Nadia’s rare ability to see the world with fresh eyes—to appreciate the natural wonders surrounding her “everywhere and all the time”—that finally convinces Benny it is she who holds the keys to the greatest of his post-commencement fears. While Benny’s story is unfolding, a series of flashbacks traces his unusual family history, beginning with his grandfather, Joseph, who comes to America from Poland in the early 1900s and whose pessimistic vision of death as life’s “great equalizer” is transformed over three generations into one of hope, renewal and wonder. Like Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, The Great Equalizer is a book to cherish, for it nourishes the spirit by reminding us of the transformational power of love.

Gray Matters

by William Hjortsberg

Unrest simmers in a dystopian future where disembodied brains are kept alive in tanks, waiting to earn a new body At twelve years old, Skeets Kalbfleischer is returning from a ski vacation when a lightning strike knocks his plane out of the sky, killing everyone else on board. Although his body is destroyed, a radical procedure preserves Skeets’s brain, which spends twenty-five years in a fish tank before mankind realizes the implications of his second life. A key to immortality has been found. Four centuries later, it has become commonplace for the minds of the dead to be preserved. While warehoused in a massive storage facility tended by robots, the brains pass time watching old film clips, learning about bees, and meditating their way to a higher state of being. But for the facility’s overseers, Skeets presents a problem. A twelve-year-old for all eternity, their most famous resident still wants to be a cowboy. To remedy this embarrassment, his handlers concoct a solution that will push humanity even farther past nature’s wildest dreams. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Grace in the Wilderness

by Brother Francis Wagner

You are not alone. This is the promise of God’s Word. God is prepared to meet us in the midst of life’s struggles, journey with us, and lead us through the wilderness. This is grace in the wilderness, as the prophet Jeremiah wrote to give hope to the exiled Israelites. Written by Benedictine monk Br. Francis Wagner, the scriptural reflections presented in Grace in the Wilderness simply retell this story. The hope is that this book will help enhance readers’ own reflections on Scripture and its relation to their life, so that they may experience grace in the wilderness—the very presence of God.

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

by Carole Boston Weatherford Jamey Christoph

Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Glass Village

by Ellery Queen

A lynch mob threatens to take over a small New England town after a shocking murder Homicide has never had a place in Shinn Corners. This backwater New England hamlet has seen three unlawful deaths in its 250-year history: infanticide in 1739, a political killing in the 1860s, and a forgettable murder some 15 years ago. In his long tenure on the bench, Judge Lewis Shinn has hardly seen any violent crime at all. His nephew, Johnny, is happy to settle in such a quiet place. After fighting in the Korean and Second World Wars, he’s seen enough bloodshed to last a lifetime. On returning to Shinn Corners, however, he learns that death has followed him home. When the town’s only celebrity, landscape painter Fanny Adams, is killed with a fireplace poker, suspicion falls on a foreign stranger who recently passed through. As mob rule threatens to corrupt the stranger’s trial, Johnny will fight for justice—and learn the chilling truth about his Yankee neighbors.

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Webster's German Thesaurus Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

by William Shakespeare

According to legend, Queen Elizabeth I was so delighted with the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II, that she commanded Shakespeare to create a romantic comedy depicting the jolly old rogue in love. The obedient playwright responded with The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lively and enduring farce that offers a humorous rebuff to lechery and hypocrisy. Falstaff, whose greed and vanity overwhelm his good sense, determines to seduce a pair of well-to-do country housewives. The portly knight meets his match among the gentlewomen of Windsor, however, who counter his every stratagem with witty maneuvers of their own that expose Sir John's tomfoolery to public mirth. Familiar Shakespearean themes and devices -- romance, jealousy, disguises, and mistaken identities -- enrich the plot, along with a sparkling cast of supporting characters, including rival wooers, informers, and witty go-betweens.This madcap romp has been a favorite of readers and playgoers for over 400 years. Students, teachers, and all lovers of literature and drama will appreciate this inexpensive edition of an ageless comic gem.

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Ambrose Bierce John Grafton

"Contains a number of excellent stories, including several considered Bierce's best. I have to say, all of them were quite good, and I was impressed at how so many of them are still terrifying and suspenseful over a hundred years after Bierce wrote them." --Battered, Tattered, Yellowed & CreasedFamed for the mordant wit and satire of his essays and newspaper columns, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) also possessed a fascination with the macabre. His masterful tales of the supernatural bespeak an imagination generations ahead of its time, exhibiting impressionistic conceits of reality in which space and time expand and contract according to individual perception.This stimulating and provocative collection of twelve of Bierce's finest ghost and horror stories abounds in crimes of passion, restless specters seeking revenge, haunted houses, forewarnings of doom, and sound minds deranged by contact with the spirit world. Selections include "The Eyes of the Panther," a chilling account of a young woman's supernatural link to a beast of the forest; "A Watcher by the Dead," in which a madcap wager has ghastly consequences; "The Man and the Snake," a hallucinogenic encounter between serpent and human; "Moxon's Master," a nineteenth-century caveat against the coming Machine Age; the celebrated title story; and seven others.

The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Bret Harte

In 1870, the young San Francisco-based writer and editor Bret Harte (1836-1902) first compiled a single-volume edition of his rousing stories of life in the Wild West. Entitled The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches, the book propelled him almost overnight from local celebrity to American literary lion. Four of the most famous of those tales are included in this collection: the title story, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," and "M'liss."Additional selections include "A Protégée of Jack Hamlin" and "An Ingénue of the Sierras," both written later in Harte's life and featuring lively casts of colorful characters in settings ranging from a stagecoach to a Sacramento River steamer. They display the author's enthralling storytelling style at full strength - crisply observant, rich in ironic humor, and offering an engaging mix of sentiment and wit. Harte's style exercised a deep influence on the American short story genre and set a future course for writers of Western fiction, including Owen Wister and Zane Grey.

Early Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

by William Carlos Williams

One of the most original and widely imitated poets of the twentieth century, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) wrote verse firmly rooted in concrete experience and the particulars of everyday life. A practicing physician for more than 40 years, Williams worked in the idiom of modern American speech - unlike his friend and mentor, Ezra Pound - and his poems are redolent with a warmth and generosity of spirit. The Beat poets were particularly impressed with the accessibility of his language, and Williams's widely quoted dictum, "No ideas but in things," influenced a generation of American poets.This fine selection offers readers the opportunity to study and enjoy the richness and variety of Williams's early work. More than 70 poems, published between 1917 and 1921, include "Peace on Earth," "Tract," "El Hombre," "Danse Russe," "Keller Gegen Dom," "Willow Poem," "Queen-Anne's-Lace," "Portrait of a Lady," "The Widow's Lament in Springtime," and many others.

The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales: The Ugly Duckling, The; Elves And The Shoemaker, The; Princess Furball; Most Wonderful Egg In The World (Dover Children's Thrift Classics Ser.)

by Hans Christian Andersen

8 beloved tales from the great Danish storyteller: "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," "Thumbelina," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Little Match Girl," "The Princess on the Pea" and "The Nightingale." Newly reset in large easy-to-read type.

Chess Strategy (Dover Chess)

by Edward Lasker

One of a half-dozen great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, and other greats.

Principles of Victorian Decorative Design (Dover Architecture)

by Christopher Dresser

Classic by noted Victorian designer discusses aesthetics, practical considerations of Victorian and Edwardian design. Rich, illuminating treatment of historic styles, beauty, utility, design of furniture, carpets, draperies, textiles, pottery, glass, metalwork, many other elements. Over 180 handsome illustrations.

De Natura Fossilium (Dover Earth Science)

by Georgius Agricola

This 1546 publication remains a landmark in geology due to its unprecedented classifications by physical property and locality, its simple standardized naming system, its meticulous summaries of earlier studies, and its employment of observation and personal experience.

Veiled Figures: Women, Modernity, and the Spectres of Orientalism

by Teresa Heffernan

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, public debates about Islam and the veil have become increasingly divisive. Yet few acknowledge that this fascination with veiling goes back more than three centuries. In Veiled Figures, Teresa Heffernan explores how the clash of civilizations is perpetuated by the rhetoric of veiling and unveiling. Drawing on travel narratives, harem literature, and other stories, Heffernan argues that women’s bodies have been used to exacerbate the divide between religion and reason in the eighteenth century, the Islamic umma and the Western nation in the nineteenth, and Islamism and global capitalism in the contemporary period. Through the study of the writings of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Anna Bowman Dodd, Demetra Vaka Brown, Zeyneb Hanoum, and others, Heffernan’s book demonstrates the ways in which these works complicate and interrupt these divides, opening up new opportunities for a more constructive dialogue between East and West.

The Vast Design: Patterns in W.B. Yeats's Aesthetic

by Edward Engelberg

In recent years Yeats has been receiving a great deal of critical attention from many aspects. Professor Engelberg here makes a distinctive contribution to the new studies by bringing under discussion the kind of aesthetic views developed by Yeats in order to rationalize his own practice as poet and dramatist. Yeats was pragmatic in his approach and therefore not concerned about formulating a tight critical theory. Recognizing this, the author at the same time skilfully guides the reader through the opinions expressed in the critical essays to meaningful patterns and shows how Yeats's aesthetic views developed, often in relation to his study of Balzac, Blake, Spenser, Shelley, Morris, and the Irish theatre of his own day. Throughout the stress is fittingly on the originality of Yeats, and the reader will be impressed always with his great critical perceptiveness.

The Witch's House

by Charlotte Armstrong

A madwoman holds a professor prisoner in this frightening thriller by the Edgar Award–winning “mistress of day-lit terror” (The New York Times). California University mathematics instructor Pat O’Shea is horrified to learn that a fellow faculty member is responsible for the theft of a valuable piece of lab equipment. But biology professor Everett Adams hasn’t just turned thief; he’s also become a stark raving madman. After a confrontation, Adams leaves his accuser for dead, badly beaten on the outside of town. Now, no one has seen either man in days. When O’Shea awakens in a dilapidated old bungalow on a deserted stretch of nowhere, he’s not in the hands of a rescuer, but rather at the mercy of a captor. The watchful old woman is demented, homicidal, and taking wicked delight in keeping a hostage. Her killer hound stands guard, and if all goes according to plan, the gravely injured O’Shea will never be allowed to leave. Frustrated by the ineffective work of the authorities, O’Shea’s wife, Anabel, is committed to conducting her own investigation into her husband’s disappearance. Amassing a trail of evidence, she follows a strange path of baffling clues, family skeletons, and fatal secrets. One by one, they will lead Anabel to a house on the dark side of a dead-end road.

Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson Emilio Olcina Aya A. Ros

Los habitantes de Winesburg, Ohio anhelan las pasiones, las esperanzas, el futuro. Pero el pueblo tiene la cualidad de atraparlos.En el centro de estas 22 historias sobre los personajes y la vida de un pueblo del Medio Oeste americano está George Willard, un joven reportero del periódico local a quien los solitarios del pueblo le hacen sus confidencias.Winesburg, Ohio es la obra maestra de Sherwood Anderson. Este libro, publicado en 1919, influyó tanto en Ernest Hemingway como en John Updike; en Raymond Carver como en Joyce Carol Oates. Es el debut de la modernidad en la literatura americana.

The Winemaker

by Noah Gordon

From the author of The Physician and Shaman now comes this story of a young man—the grapes he grows, the wine he fashions, the women he loves, and his struggle against an evil that seeks to destroy him. Already an international bestseller.Josep Alvarez is a young man in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eulália, in northern Spain, where his father grows black grapes that are turned into cheap vinegar. Joseph loves the agricultural life, but he is the second son, and his father’s vineyard will be inherited by his brother Donat, the firstborn. Josep needs to keep his hands in the soil. He yearns for a job growing grapes and for an opportunity to marry Teresa Gallego.In Madrid, an assassination plot, conceived against the political leader of Spain by men of wealth and power, creates a storm of intrigue that sucks into its vortex a group of innocent young farm workers in Santa Eulália. How Josep’s life is changed drastically by these events, and how, ironically, they gradually turn him into an inspired vintner with an evolving vision of life, is the fascinating story of The Winemaker.

The Wildest Ride

by Vonnick De Rosmadec

Nineteen-year-old Florence loses her innocence at the Castle of Pleasures, where the marquise, her maid, and a riding instructor help the red-haired novice discover her passionate nature.

Why Do I Worry?

by Brother Francis Wagner

Worrying consumes more time and energy than most of us are willing to acknowledge. To be sure, life presents each of us with things we need to be concerned about. However, worry is excessive concern about life’s challenges. It is the companion of fear and has the crippling capacity to take control of our thoughts to the point that it negatively affects our physical, emotional, and relational well-being. Why Do I Worry? will help you overcome worry from the perspective of our Christian faith. Let us follow Jesus, the Light of the world, who says to us all, “Do not worry about your life. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”

Why Can't Elephants Jump?

by New Scientist

From the editors that brought you Why Don't Penguin's Feet Freeze? and Do Sparrows Like Bach?,an exploration of the weird and wonderful margins of science--the latest in brilliant New Scientist series What's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? Why is frozen milk yellow? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? And why can't elephant's jump? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out. This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. The previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them and here is another wonderful collection of wise, witty, and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions.

Where There's a Will There's a Slay: A Smashing Detective Story (Black Mask)

by Keith Alan Deutsch Frederick C. Davis

A murder mystery colored by both love and greed In the midst of a heavy snowstorm, Barney Chance encounters his old friend Guy Farrish, who gives him a small package to be delivered to Guy’s former fiancée. When Barney finds Guy murdered, he begins to doubt everything he knew about his friend. But before Barney can even call the authorities, a peculiar police captain shows up on the scene to investigate. With the contents of the package still a mystery, Barney finds himself delving deep into his late friend’s life, and uncovering family secrets he had never suspected.With an ever-growing group of suspects, Barney realizes that any number of people could have wanted Guy dead. What unfolds is the story of a man trying to leave a tarnished past behind him, and the killer willing to go to murderous lengths for an inheritance.

Abstract Algebra (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by W. E. Deskins

This excellent textbook provides undergraduates with an accessible introduction to the basic concepts of abstract algebra and to the analysis of abstract algebraic systems. These systems, which consist of sets of elements, operations, and relations among the elements, and prescriptive axioms, are abstractions and generalizations of various models which evolved from efforts to explain or discuss physical phenomena.In Chapter 1, the author discusses the essential ingredients of a mathematical system, and in the next four chapters covers the basic number systems, decompositions of integers, diophantine problems, and congruences. Chapters 6 through 9 examine groups, rings, domains, fields, polynomial rings, and quadratic domains.Chapters 10 through 13 cover modular systems, modules and vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices, and the elementary theory of matrices. The author, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, includes many examples and, at the end of each chapter, a large number of problems of varying levels of difficulty.

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