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"Pilgrims in Their Own Land" is in one sense a study of migration, with each wave of immigrants bringing a set of religious beliefs to a new world. The narrative unfolds through sharply detailed biographical vignettes-stories of religious "pathfinders", including William Penn, Mary Baker Eddy, Henry David Thoreau, and many other leaders of movements, both marginal and mainstream. In addition, Marty considers the impact of religion on social issues such as racism, feminism, and utopianism. And engrossing, highly readable, and comprehensive history, "Pilgrims in Their Own Land" is written with respect, appreciation, and insight into the multitude of religious groups that represent expressions of spirituality in America.
In a lucid style, Dubay explores the richness of scriptural prayer themes to be found in the biblical word.
Brad Land's acclaimed memoir, Goat, was a riveting, brilliantly crafted account of masculinity, violence, and brotherhood. Now here is Land's remarkable fiction debut, a haunting novel of a stark, troubled coming-of-age. At fifteen, Terry Webber hovers uneasily between child and man. His father, the second-shift foreman at the textile plant in their South Carolina town, is too tired to pay Terry much mind. Their relationship lies stagnant and silent; neither is willing to acknowledge the hole Terry's mother left in their lives when she killed herself only months after Terry's birth. Terry wanders aimlessly through school, trying to fill his days as best he can. When he meets Alice Washington, he is immediately drawn to her enigmatic and vibrant spirit. Together, they seek a way out of their numbing existence and set out for Alice's sister's commune in Colorado, in pursuit of an existence free of parents and restrictions. Yet when a brutal accident occurs, Terry is left reeling. As he slips further into depths of destruction, drugs, and violence, Terry grapples to make sense of all that has come before in order to find a future worth living. Told in spare, hypnotic prose and a raw, distinctive voice, Pilgrims Upon the Earth is a mesmerizing odyssey through heartbreak and isolation-a luminously written examination of fathers and sons, displacement and brutality, loss and young love.
Wobegon goes abroad in this rousing and moving story of a group trip to Rome. Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her--he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why.
THE CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO PILLS--COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside you'll discover * generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money* What each drug is for, and how it works* usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped* side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference* interactions with other drugs and food* overdose and addiction potential* alcohol-free and sugar-free medications* the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling* information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs* cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor* 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills* No home should be without this book!*Not all ereading devices will show the images in color and at the exact size.
IF YOU TAKE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, HERBS, VITAMINS, AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS, YOU NEED THIS BOOK!Compiled by one of America's leading authorities on natural medicine, The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines answers vital questions about the effectiveness and safety of more than 250 of today's most popular natural remedies. Dr. Murray's unique A-to-F rating system tells you at a glance whether the product has been scientifically proven to work and if there are risks in taking it. Written in clear, accessible language, here is important information on:* What the product is for, and how it works* Safety and effectiveness rating * Possible side effects* Drug and food interactions* Usual dosage* Cautions and warnings* Special concerns for seniors, children, and pregnant womenUp-to-date and authoritative, The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines also contains Dr. Murray's recommendations for the prevention and treatment of over 70 common conditions, from acne and atherosclerosis to ulcers and varicose veins. Remember, just because a product is "natural" does not mean it is safe. This important reference can help you make wise choices-or even save your health.From the Paperback edition.
In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.
Its hero is Cicero - Marcus Tullius Cicero, the pillar of iron, the brilliant and idealistic lawyer, dramatically but precariously devoted to the defense of a nation and republic on trial.
Pillar Of Light, volume one of the bestselling historical fiction series The Work and the Glory, begins in the 1820s as Benjamin Steed moves his family to Palmyra Township in upstate New York. There they meet a young man named Joseph Smith and are caught up in the controversy that swirls around him. Did he really see the Father and the Son in a pillar of light? Is he a prophet and seer or a monumental fraud? The answers to these questions-intensely personal, potentially divisive-will dramatically affect the lives of the Steeds forever. Author Gerald N. Lund blends historical reality with high-powered fiction and introduces us to characters we have come to love: Benjamin and Mary Ann Steed, happily married, yet at odds over religion; Joshua, their volatile and rebellious son; Nathan, their spiritually sensitive second son; and Lydia McBride, who captures the hearts of both Steed brothers. This unforgettable story describes a family's heartache and happiness that came in the wake of Joseph Smith's experience with the pillar of light.
In this modern Grand Tour, Theroux sets off from Gibraltar on a journey around the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long, lively, and occasionally dangerous trip, up the coast of Spain, along the Riviera, by ferry to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and beyond. By foot, train, bus, and cruise ship, Theroux travels around Italy and the Greek islands, to Albania in a state of near anarchy and to war-torn Croatia. He sails into Istanbul, its minarets and mosque domes beckoning him to the Levant. Ahead are Damascus and the villages of Syria, shrouded in the cult of Assad; Israel, besieged by suicide bombers; Egypt, Morocco and Paul Bowles' Tangier. Exploring wild coastlines, probing through layers of tradition and culture, ancient and modern, tawdry and splendid, Theroux weaves the legends and siren calls of civilizations as old as time into a story about life on the Mediterranean today
THE TREES WHISPER OF DANGER ... The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari sense that things are changing - changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the wood of her neighbours has soured. And Ari is no longer safe. The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone. Where harmony between the spiritual world and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant cord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.
An adorable, completely original YA voice. Lotus Lowenstein's life ismerde. She dreams of moving to Paris and becoming an existentialist. Yet here she is trapped in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with a New-Agey mom, an out-of-work dad, and a chess champion brother who dreams of being a rock star. Merci à Dieufor Lotus's best friend, Joni, who loves French culture enough to cofound their high school's first French Club with Lotus. At the first meeting, the cutest boy in the world walks in. His name is Sean, and he too loves French culture and worships Jean-Paul Sartre. At first, Lotus thinks Sean is the best thing to happen to her in years. He's smart, cultured, and adorable. Unfortunately, though, Joni feels the same way. And having an existentialist view of love, Sean sees nothing wrong with enjoying both girls' affections. Things come to a head when all three depart for Montreal with their teacher, Ms. G, on the French Club's first official field trip. Will Sean choose Joni over Lotus? And will Lotus and Joni's friendship ever recover?
Musings and observations of a Japanese lady-in-waiting at the Imperial Court at the end of the 9th century.
From the critically acclaimed author of The Mysteries comes a haunting, lyrical, and provocative novel of a young woman's coming-of-age betwixt dream and reality. Here there's only one thing more dangerous than desire--getting what you want. . . . As a child, Agnes Grey dreamed of the perfect friend to ease her loneliness: a doll that would talk to her, tell her stories, share her secrets. Only her aunt Marjorie seemed to really understand. Something of an outcast herself, she told Agnes she'd had just such a doll when she was a child. She called it her pillow friend. So when Agnes receives her very own pillow friend--an old-fashioned porcelain doll painted to look like an old-world gentleman--she's certain her dreams have come true. And so they have--but in ways that Agnes could never have imagined. For as the line between fantasy and reality blurs, Agnes discovers that every dream has its price and every desire must be paid for. Be very careful what you wish for. . . he'll surely give it to you. From the Trade Paperback edition.
New Orleans, 1870. With her infant daughter Larissa, Julianna LeCroix heads west to begin a new life in Idaho after unscrupulous lawyers steal her inheritance following her husband's death. Along the way she encounters kind strangers who share the gospel with her, and a desperate drifter named Jack Bower who takes her hostage to conceal his identity from hired killers hot on his trail. As he travels with Julianna, Jack finds himself falling in love with the spirited and beautiful young widow. He hires on with a local rancher, becomes a Christian, and eventually asks Julianna to marry him-just before the stagecoach that would separate them forever heads for the horizon!From the Trade Paperback edition.
The warm and sexy new novel from the bestselling author of Love Rules and Home Truths. Petra Flint is a talented jeweller, crafting beautiful pieces intended to delight and enchant. But her private life is anything but glittering. She has a troubled past and an uncertain future, manifesting itself in frequent sleepwalking. She'd love stability because of her own previous experiences and the bad example set by her parents. But she's understandably cautious. In fact, she doubts true love exists. Then Petra meets up again with Arlo - a boy she knew in her schooldays - for whom love has also dealt cruel blows. He never made it as a musician but is now a music teacher at an eccentric boarding school for boys in North Yorkshire. As her relationship with Arlo deepens, she is able to uncover the reason for her sleepwalking. But will she run away from Arlo and from her demons or will she be able at last to face facts and make sense of her past and future?
She Dreamed of Finding Mr. Right Margaret "Call me Meg" McKenzie Cooper will do anything to make her children's dreams for a daddy come true-even if it means accepting a stranger's outrageous marriage proposal. Only she hadn't counted on the man's brother being the dangerously sexy Parker Ponthier-or that making her children's dreams come true would mean risking her heart. Could This Dream Come True? Any woman between eight and eighty would kill to flaunt Parker's heirloom diamond engagement ring. The New Orleans millionaire doesn't want someone who's after his bank account-he's looking for a lifetime of love. Meg is warm, passionate, and sets his soul on fire. But while his instincts warn him that she's nothing but trouble with a capital "T," Parker decides that for once in his life he's going to follow his heart.
Sixty years' worth of prize-winning casseroles to inspire and delightFor more than half a century, the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest has celebrated the creativity of America's home cooks-and showcased the country's best recipes. Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off® Casseroles offers more than 100 of the best all-time casserole recipes for every occasion, from weeknight family dinners to holiday parties.You'll find every kind of casserole--hearty beef favorites, savory pork suppers, comforting chicken and turkey dishes, seafood and meatless mainstays and dinner pies and quiches. The book also includes a timeline covering the evolution of the casseroles category in the Bake-Off® Contest and explains casserole trends through the decades. * Includes 108 favorite casseroles, including the most popular dish from each of the past six decades--Cheeseburger Casserole from the 1960s to today's Poblanos Florentine Casserole * Features nutrition information, including exchanges and carbohydrate options, as well as high-altitude cooking instructions when appropriate * Each recipe includes contestant's name, city, Bake-Off® Contest year and prize awardedCasseroles are a uniquely American tradition. Now, Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off® Casseroles gives you the very best collection of recipes for this classic comfort food.
Discover America's All-time Best Cookies and Bars For more than a half century, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest has celebrated the creativity of America's home bakers--and showcased the country's best baked goods. Cookies and bars are perennial Bake-Off favorites, and this cookbook presents more than 100 of the winners over the years--a bountiful collection of sweet treats that you and your family will love. The recipes inside are easy to make and oh-so-delicious to eat. From 1949's Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies to 2006's Praline Brookies, you'll find recipe after recipe that hits the spot. These cookies and bars are guaranteed to have your family and friends clamoring for more--and might even inspire you to create your own $1 million Bake-Off recipe! Open the book and find: * 107 delicious Bake-Off recipes along with 39 full-color photos to tempt and inspire you * Most-requested recipes, family favorites, bake-sale crowd-pleasers, brownie delights and * holiday treats * A timeline that chronicles the Bake-Off Contest through the decades * Complete nutrition information for each recipe
The first-ever collection of prizewinning Bake-Off dessert recipesFor more than 50 years, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest has showcased the most delicious, exciting and uniquely American recipes our country's home cooks have to offer. Now this all-in-one collection of desserts from this legendary event brings you the most sought-after cakes and tortes, pies and tarts, cheesecakes and puddings, cobblers and crisps, pastries and more!Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Desserts gives you more than 100 prizewinning recipes so you can re-create these dazzling desserts in your own kitchen. From 1957's French Silk Chocolate Pie that's now an American icon, to the Tunnel of Fudge Cake that became a household name in 1966, to the Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie that took home the $1 million Grand Prize in 2004, these recipes are sure to win top honors from your friends and family.Inside you'll find:108 easy-to-follow recipes and 39 full-color photos to tempt your taste buds.A history of the Bake-Off Contest and the fascinating evolution of desserts through the decades.For each recipe, the contestant's name, city, contest year and prize received.Plenty of inspiration to come up with your own $1 million creation!For more great recipes visit pillsbury.com
Tasty breakfasts and relaxing brunches are now easier than ever! Inside you'll find more than twenty great ways to wake up your day, including prize-winning recipes from the Pillsbury Bake-Off. From pancakes and frittatas to muffins and smoothies, these recipes are guaranteed to please, whether you're feeding your family or entertaining a crowd. For more great ideas visit pillsbury.com
With Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, it's easier than ever to bake delicious pies with that light and flaky golden-brown crust everyone loves. Pillsbury Easy as Pie serves up 140 mouthwatering pies of every type and stripe, from rustic treats to elegant creations, plus 80 beautiful full-color photos. You'll find comforting fruit and berry pies, creamy or chilled favorites, holiday pies and tarts and even savory pies, turnovers and quiches. There's also simple advice on pie basics like handling the crust correctly, creating fun edges and making lattice and other easy decorative crusts treatments. No matter what your level of experience, you'll find easy recipes for delectable pies, including Perfect Apple, Fresh Strawberry and Country Rhubarb pies; Banana Cream, Fluffy Key Lime and Coffee Ice Cream pies; Cranberry-Cheesecake Tart, Pumpkin Pie and Peppermint Truffle Pie; Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Leek Quiche and even empanadas!
Nothing beats home-baked treats hot out of the oven. Now Pillsbury gives you more than twenty super-easy recipes for every occasions--tempting cookies and bars, crowd-pleasing holiday favorites and delectable desserts. You'll even find fun recipes to bake with your kids. All of the recipes use refrigerated dough products to save you time and effort.
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