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Maggie Without A Clue

by Kasey Michaels

I've got a successful career, a great apartment, a fascinating man...and all I want is to curl up on the sofa with my cats and a bag of Funyuns. What's wrong with this picture?I should be enjoying the company of Alexandre Blake, Viscount St. Just, hero of my historical mystery novels...but ever since Alex and his sidekick, Sterling, materialized in my living room, I've been dodging dead bodies. The news that the dynamic duo had gotten their own place was music to my ears--until the symphony ended with a hysterical phone call from Bernie Toland-James, my recently widowed (as in: just woke up next to the bloody corpse of her estranged husband) publisher... See? This is what I'm talking about. Things look bad for Bernie, who'd made no secret of the fact that she wasn't too broken up when Buddy "disappeared" seven years ago. Meanwhile, Sterling's been on the receiving end of some weird threats...OK, this just got personal. Messing with my friends? Bad move. Messing with my friends while I'm going through nicotine withdrawal? Watch out.What with trying to sleuth, quit smoking, evade my therapist's more pointed questions, and meet my latest deadline, I'm a woman on the edge. Now, with the clock ticking on Bernie's freedom and Sterling's safety, it's time to get down to business with Alex (no, not that kind of business...well, maybe a little) and get a clue....

May Swenson: Collected Poems

by Langdon Hammer May Swenson

In celebration of the centenary of May Swenson's birth, The Library of America presents a one-volume edition of all of the poems that Swenson published in her lifetime--from her first collection Another Animal (1954) to the innovative shaped poems of Iconographs (1970) to her final work In Other Words (1987)--as well as a selection of previously uncollected work. The collection reveals the sweeping compass of Swenson's curiosity: nature poems display her keen observation of wildlife; exuberant and erotic love poems celebrate beauty and passion; place poems record her travels to the American Southwest, France, and Italy and her residence in New York City and Sea Cliff, Long Island; verse "analyses" investigate baseball, wave motion, the DNA molecule, bronco busting, James Bond movies, and the first walk on the moon. Swenson was an inveterate reviser: poems in earlier volumes were frequently reworked for inclusion in later volumes, such as To Mix with Time (1963) and New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978). While preserving the order of publication, this volume presents the author's final or definitive version. Substantive textual variants and title changes are detailed in the notes to the volume.

Million Dollar Road

by Amy Connor

Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner's spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence--and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her. Eighteen-year-old Lireinne Hooten has always been on the lowest rung of the ladder. Abandoned by her mother, Lireinne lives with her stepfather in an old trailer on Million Dollar Road. Every day she walks the long mile, through a canopy of live oaks, to her job at the world's largest alligator farm. Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean and resilient from months of hosing out the huge cement barns. And just like Snowball--the enormous, all-white alligator she feeds illicit treats every day--she's hungry to be free.Lireinne's boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he's noticed Lireinne's haunting beauty, he wants her too. But unlike Con's needy second wife, Lizzie, or Emma, his still heartbroken ex, Lireinne isn't interested. Undeterred, Con's growing obsession will upend all their lives--compelling Lizzie to confront the hard truth about her marriage, pushing Emma past her self-imposed isolation and back into the world. And for Lireinne, it will lead to an unexpected chance to redefine herself, far away from her past and from Million Dollar Road.Insightful and atmospheric, Million Dollar Road is a richly observed novel of our most keenly felt appetites--for love, acceptance, and a place to belong.

La Familia 2

by Paradise Gomez

Sammy and Mouse were once best friends with an up and coming career as the rap duo Vixen Chaos. When both of them got pregnant by the same man, however, things fell apart. Now Rico, their babies' father, is in jail, and both women are new mothers with great responsibilities and plenty of problems. After she is kicked out of a family shelter for fighting, Mouse has no choice but to prostitute herself to survive. When she meets Tango, a hardcore thug with a soft spot for Mouse, she hopes that this is her way out of the mess she's in. Sammy still has dreams of returning to the music industry, but for the time being, she's making money as a dancer. She's also acting as Rico's eyes and ears on the street. He has threatened to implicate her in a murder, and she feels powerless to escape his control. When Search, an old friend with connections in the music industry, makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her, Sammy feels all her hope slipping away. Will she be stuck in this dark life forever? When she meets Power, a new man who's better and stronger than Rico ever was, things start to look up for Sammy. It only gets better when she and Mouse bump into each other and heal their broken friendship. Both women have come to see the damage that Rico has done to them, and now they want revenge. The only one with the power and reach to pull off a hit on Rico is Power. When Sammy tells him about the plan, he's willing to help out on one condition: Sammy will have to deliver his enemy--who just happens to be Mouse's man Tango. Will Sammy be willing to betray her friend once again if it means she can finally be set free from Rico?

La Familia: Carl Weber Presents

by Paradise Gomez

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.

Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic

by Reinhold Niebuhr

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.

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys

by Louisa May Alcott Elaine Showalter

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 Knight Before Christmas

by Jackie Ivie

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: Writings from the Great Awakening

by Jonathan Edwards Philip F. Gura

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.

Above It All

by Cindy Myers

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...

Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf

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.

Between the Acts

by Virginia Woolf

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.

The Arrival

by Shaun Tan

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.

The Software Paradox

by Stephen O'Grady

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

ASP.NET MVC 5 with Bootstrap and Knockout.js

by Jamie Munro

Bring dynamic server-side web content and responsive web design together to build websites that work and display well on any resolution, desktop or mobile. With this practical book, you'll learn how by combining the ASP.NET MVC server-side language, the Bootstrap front-end framework, and Knockout.js--the JavaScript implementation of the Model-View-ViewModel pattern.Author Jamie Munro introduces these and other related technologies by having you work with sophisticated web forms. At the end of the book, experienced and aspiring web developers alike will learn how to build a complete shopping cart that demonstrates how these technologies interact with each other in a sleek, dynamic, and responsive web application.Build well-organized, easy-to-maintain web applications by letting ASP.NET MVC 5, Bootstrap, and Knockout.js do the heavy liftingUse ASP.NET MVC 5 to build server-side web applications, interact with a database, and dynamically render HTMLCreate responsive views with Bootstrap that render on a variety of modern devices; you may never code with CSS againAdd Knockout.js to enhance responsive web design with snappy client-side interactions driven by your server-side web application

Adult Bible Studies - Fall 2015

by Bill J. Carter

Adult Bible Studies - Fall 2015

Being Henry David

by Cal Armistead

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.

The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln Abridged College Edition

by Sean Wilentz

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.

EB-5 and U. S. Securities Laws

by Douglas Slain

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

Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government

by Mark H. Moore

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.

La Causa: The Migrant Farm Workers' Story

by Alex Haley Richard Larios Dana Catherine de Ruiz

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.

The American Book of Living and Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain

by Henriette Anne Klauser Richard Groves

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.

Truth and Method

by Hans Georg Gadamer

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

by Brad D. Lookingbill

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.

Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

by Mark A. Yarhouse James N. Sells

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.

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