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From the book: Once when the ten piglets were very small, their mother, Mrs. Pig, had a problem. Her piglets were all fond of ketchup, too fond. They ate it on everything. No matter how hard Mrs. Pig tried to cook things they would like, they never tasted it; everything was covered with ketchup -- even dessert -- before they ate it. Not until one day at the supermarket, when there was a big sale on ketchup, did Mrs. Pig think of a way to solve her problem. She bought six enormous jars. And brought them home. Though there may be no fierce wolf after the piglets this time, their situation is almost as grave, and the final results are just as funny and even more lasting than the ones in Mr. and Mrs. Pig's Evening Out and Garth Pig and the Ice Cream Lady. Other books about the Pig family are available from Bookshare.
A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge... Inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress's tantalizing confession, and his wife's frightening obsession... in this "intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive" (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction. 1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is all the rage--the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband's cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe's writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence-- and the surprising revelation that he admires "her" work. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair... and with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar's frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe's tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself...
On the very morning Mrs. Pollifax and her husband Cyrus are leaving for Bangkok, the CIA arrives on her doorstep with an urgent request for help. All she's got to do is carry a small object to someone named Ruamsak, and get something from him in exchange. After her arrival, however, she discovers the body of a murdered man and moments later, watches in horror as Cyrus is kidnapped!
Although recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports--a one-time agency front.
In response to a desperate SOS Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend Sammat is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party. On arrival, Kadi and Mrs.P soon discovers that Sammat has dangerous enemies.
Mrs. Pollifax stood under a dripping umbrella and wondered why it so often rained at funerals. Or at burials, she amended, staring out from under her umbrella at sodden flowers heaped around the grave, and a dozen figures in black, heads bowed as the words "ashes to ashes, dust to dust" were intoned.
Mrs. Pollifax is on hand in Morocco to back up an inept CIA agent, and it's a good thing. Their first informant is killed, and Mrs. Pollifax begins to get the idea that her colleague is not who he says he is. Still, she forges ahead, checking out suspicious informants, and coming to the conclusion that someone is an imposter and someone wants her dead....
Mrs. Pollifax and Farrel are going to Jordan to retrieve an Iraqi writer's manuscript, but not everything is going as planned.
She could not find the film ... Was it lost or stolen? But if the film wasn't lost-and it couldn't have been, she thought grimly, going over and over it- then it had to have been stolen, and stolen while she was taking her bath. She sat without moving, allowing the shock of this to catch up with her, and it was a very real shock, with implications that left her a little dizzy. How frightfully arrogant she'd been, she thought, dashing about taking her snapshots so openly while all the time someone on this safari didn't want to be photo-graphed. Someone had allowed her to snap as many of them as she pleased, and then her film had been quietly taken away from her. She had been discreetly and firmly put in her place. Score one for the assassin, she thought
Posing as a tourist in China, Emily Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA ... and all but loses her life in the bargain.
All Mrs. Pollifax wants on this spring day is the peace and quiet of her Connecticut greenhouse. Then she discovers that a young woman, Kadi Hopkirk, has been hiding in her junk closet for two days. Kadi spills out an improbable story - that since a chance meeting with a childhood friend she has been followed by persons unknown in a sinister van. She's convinced that the henchmen inside are hellbent on finding her. A little experiment on Mrs. P's part proves at least this part of the story correct. Kadi soon confides the rest of the story - a close tie with an assassinated foreign president and an item in her possession that makes both her and our sleuth moving targets for - someone. When Mrs. P puts in a call for help to her old CIA crony Carstairs, he's wrapped up in the kidnap of a wealthy financier. Before she knows it, what began as a dash for safety and a call for help expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.
Mrs. Rosey Posey is an eccentric grandmotherly character created by bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn. Mrs. Rosey Posey tells stories to the neighborhood children and teaches them how God loves and cares for them. A lesson in God's care for us. Rachel finds a baby bird that has fallen from its nest. "No one else saw it," she tells Mrs. Rosey Posey. But MRS. Rosey Posey knows that someone else did see it.
Legendary Recipes from Virginia's Queen of Pie Mrs. Rowe, known fondly as "the Pie Lady" by legions of loyal customers, was the quintessential purveyor of all-American comfort food. Today her family carries on this legacy at the original Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery in Staunton, Virginia, as well as at the new country buffet. The restaurant's bustling take-out counter sells a staggering 100 handmade pies every day! With the pies being snapped up that quickly, it's no wonder that Mrs. Rowe urged her customers to order dessert first. In Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies, recipes for Southern classics like Key Lime Pie and Pecan Fudge Pie sit alongside restaurant favorites like French Apple Pie and Original Coconut Cream Pie. Additional recipes gathered from family notebooks and recipe boxes include regional gems like Shoofly Pie and Lemon Chess Pie. With berries and custards and fudge--oh my!--plus a variety of delectable crusts and toppings, this mouthwatering collection offers a little slice of Southern hospitality that will satisfy every type of sweet tooth--and convince even city slickers to take the time to smell the Fresh Peach Pie.From the Hardcover edition.
A little girl who wants to be a detective finds an interesting case right next door. in this easy to read mystery for second and third graders Audrey is spying on her neighbor, Mrs. Wigglesworth who sparkles with diamonds and can't get enough TV sets. She watches more than ten TV shows at the same time. Audrey sneaks into her neighbor's house and truck to find out. She watches the chubby lady in the pink dress through her spy glass and follows her around. Mrs. Wigglesworth's secret will be a big surprise! Many pictures are described.
In 1943, a young and determined Sema Wilkes took over a nondescript turn-of-the-century boardinghouse on a sun-dappled brick street in historic downtown Savannah. Her goal was modest: to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and Southern home cooking served family style in the downstairs dining room. Mrs. Wilkes' reputation was strong and business was brisk from the beginning, but it was the coverage in Esquire and the New York Times, and even a profile on David Brinkley's evening news that brought Southern-food lovers from all over the world to her doorstep. Sema is now 95 years old, and four generations of Wilkeses help her keep the tables laden with platters of her legendary fried chicken, pork ribs, and biscuits, while friends and strangers pass bowls brimming with her sublime butterbeans, collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes, and banana pudding. The line snakes out the front door and down the street, where along with the locals and visitors, it's not uncommon to find Jimmy Carter or Roy Blount Jr. among other familiar faces waiting for their turn at Mrs. Wilkes' table. With over 300 recipes and culinary historian John T. Edge's colorful telling of Mrs. Wilkes' contribution to Savannah and Southern cuisine, this rich volume is a tribute to a way of cooking--and eating-- that must not be forgotten. * Recipient of Southern Living's Reader's Choice Award 2000.* Mrs. Wilkes won the 1999 James Beard "America's Regional Classics" Award.* Mrs. Wilkes' self-published recipe book, Famous Recipes, which became the foundation for MRS. WILKES' BOARDINGHOUSE COOKBOOK, has sold over 250,000 copies.* Illustrated throughout with over 50 black-and-white photographs from Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse and 25 color photos of her classic recipes. From the Hardcover edition.
Mrs. Yonkers, the computer teacher, is the nerdiest teacher in the history of the world. She can type with her feet! She buys foam cheese heads off eBay! She even puts a Webcam on a turtle! Is she trying to take over the world?
Waking up in a hotel room next to a nearly naked Gwen Christopher is a shocker for Paul Bennet. Hmm, one too many the night before? After all, he's rich, successful and looks more like one of his movie-star clients than their PR rep. Paul can have any woman he wants. Any woman--except Gwen's smokin'-hot sister. Taking plain-Jane Gwen out as a favor was supposed to be his ticket in. And okay, sure, Gwen's fun and smart and interesting--and absolutely amazing in bed. But she'd never fit in with his parties-and-paparazzi lifestyle. This is a total mismatch. So why's he so ready to dive back into bed with Gwen first chance he can?
In question-and-answer form, Ms. Mentor advises academic women about issues they daren't discuss openly, such as: How does one really clamber onto the tenure track when the job market is so nasty, brutish, and small? Is there such a thing as the perfectly marketable dissertation topic? How does a meek young woman become a tiger of an authority figure in the classroom-and get stupendous teaching evaluations? How does one cope with sexual harassment, grandiosity, and bizarre behavior from entrenched colleagues?Ms. Mentor's readers will find answers to the secret queries they were afraid to ask anyone else. They'll discover what it really takes to get tenure; what to wear to academic occasions; when to snicker, when to hide, what to eat, and when to sue. They'll find out how to get firmly planted in the rich red earth of tenure. They'll learn why lunch is the most important meal of the day.
Goodnough, a reporter for the New York Times since 1995, is now the paper's Miami bureau chief. In August 2000 she first met Donna Moffett, a 45-year-old legal secretary who answered an ad for a new program seeking "talented professionals" from other fields to teach in New York City's most troubled schools. From September 2000 to June 2001, Goodnough chronicled Moffett's experiences at Public School 92 in Brooklyn in a series of front-page articles for the Times. Here she expands that series into a book that provides an inside view of "the gulf between rhetoric and reality in today's urban schools. " Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Popular Chicago columnist Shelby Simon is too busy giving people advice to get a love life of her own--until a series of letter bombs blows scruffy-looking cop Mike Callahan, a widower, into her life.
A practical guide for all teachers embarking on their Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), this book begins by encouraging the reader to identify their own learning style and engage in different study methods, and goes on to explore higher level study skills and academic writing. The research required at Masters level is broken down and guidance is given on how to select, approach and interpret data. The final chapter discusses the real-life issues surrounding studying for a Masters while also embarking on a new career.
This thoroughly revised edition of Muay Thai: Advanced Thai Boxing Techniques teaches intermediate Muay Thai fighters how to counter a wide range of opponents' attacks. Author Christoph Delp explains the rules and ceremonial procedures unique to Muay Thai competition, demonstrates historical and modern techniques, provides training tips, and details the benefits of training in Thailand--experiencing the art in its country of origin. The primary focus of Muay Thai Counter Techniques is on counter-tactics, or techniques used to counter an attack from one's opponent. Muay Thai is a martial art with a variety of impressive techniques; every attack technique can be countered with a large number of variants. No two fighters will react to an attack in the same way, because while most Muay Thai fighters learn the same basic techniques (as presented in Delp's earlier book Muay Thai Basics), each fighter will go on to learn a wide variety of secondary techniques and will adapt them to his or her individual fighting style. This edition includes new full-color photographs throughout in which many well-known Thai boxers--including champions like Saiyok Pumphanmuang, Kem Sitsongpeenong, and many others--demonstrate the most important techniques for competitive success. Suitable for Thai boxers as well as mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, Muay Thai Counter Techniques is a useful addition to the library of anyone seeking to add more techniques into their repertoire and take their training to the next level.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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