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When his best friend vanishes, Ian sets out to discover what happened. A gap in his memory the afternoon that his best friend disappears in a redwood forest has a fifteen-year-old photographer wondering about his own role in the mystery, and who he can turn to for help.
From the back cover In the woods, a cunning killer is hiding evidence of his most recent crime. But his work interrupted by an unwelcome visitor..a little boy who has seen it all, and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophiliac boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Loi will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life-sa\| dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she ne| imagines they are not alone...or that their idyllic i will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. In one shocking moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help FBI agent Sta Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growl weaker by the minute...and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. Well paced suspense and telling descriptions.
Being an instant mother was hard enough. But Abby Drake had never planned to live in a town so small it didn't even appear on the map. She'd never expected to live in hiding, either, or to tell so many lies. But she'd do anything to keep her niece and nephew safe. Even if that meant pretending to be married-and losing her own chance at love. Kurt Morgan thought being a single father with a nine-year-old son was tough. He didn't need any more complications. Like falling in love with the woman he knew as Abby Harris. Mrs. Abby Harris. A woman who told a lot of lies. A woman with something to hide. ...
Order # 081582 Name: Emily Matthias Phone: Call me anytime! Date: I'd love one! Print Quantity:Um, a billion? I need pictures of everyone and everything. It's the Outer Banks-everything is photogenic here. Especially Blake. And Spencer. Size:3 x 54 x 65 x 78 x 10 They're tall. And handsome. Oh, you mean the photos? Film:ColorB & W Actually, yes, this summer would make an excellent movie. Single/Double:Starting the vacation single. But maybe I'll find Prints Charming!
So far, life for fourteen-year-old Phoebe Trask has been picture perfect. Her parents are successful; her older sister, Shyla, is on track to becoming the youngest lawyer in Texas; and her sixteen-year-old brother, Zane, the all-American best brother ever, is a star on the high school swim team. Then Phoebe's mother, Beth, becomes the traveling spokeswoman for Bee Beautiful Cosmetics, a job that keeps her away from home indefinitely, and Phoebe's father, a respected judge, finds himself embroiled in a trial that has the whole town choosing sides. What's more, the new next-door neighbor is a gorgeous widow who seems to want to take Beth's place in the family. All of a sudden Phoebe's once-solid family is on very shaky ground. In the year that follows, Phoebe is pushed to her limit as she struggles to cope with the changes in her life that just keep coming, ready or not -- and as she learns what it really means to love...and to forgive.
A teen actress has to wonder: In the cutthroat world of commercial modeling and acting, can a happy family be reality?On camera, it's easy to be part of a perfect family: A director has hand-picked your parents after a week of callbacks, and the right things to say are printed on cue cards. Off camera, reality is a bit more complicated. Cassie Herold knows her parents are having problems. Her dad basically lives on the road and sees her more on TV than he does in real life. Her mom, a math professor who would rather balance an equation than get a manicure, is nothing like the energetic, perfectly groomed f.m.'s (fake moms) she sees at auditions for everything from snack cakes to energy water. If only Cassie could get her real life to be a bit more like her commercial life, then maybe she could get a date with Rory Roberts--the cutest boy in both the commercial and the real world. But will her family ever get back on track and be picture perfect?
Artist Chastain Thibodaux's gallery show includes a painting of a sensuous nude: the man who had shattered her heart, Philippe Deveraux. When Philippe arrives at the opening demanding an explanation, his anger mixes with desire. And he vows to have Chastain back in his arms. Original.
"I Made A Promise."Intending to keep her vow to raise her orphaned nephew, photographer Mandy Carter is concerned when the boy's uncle appears in town. Handsome youth minister Daniel Brantley is determined to take over little Kaden's upbringing. Once upon a time Mandy was in love with Daniel, but he left her behind to do mission work overseas. Now he's back-and seems to think she's the same girl she once was, with big dreams a small town and motherhood can't fill. Turns out marriage and motherhood are all Mandy wants. It'll take winning Daniel's heart, though, to make this family complete.
Always calm and cool, Lara has a great life. But her parents are fighting more than usual. It's a good thing she has friends to turn to when life gets complicated. Or does she?
Only in Hollywood would someone like Mac McGannon fall for someone like Morgana Carlyle. After all, he's a struggling miner trying to be a single dad and she's a celebrity who's been on magazine covers. She's so gorgeous, Mac's little girl is convinced Morgana is a princess. And everyone knows princesses aren't parent material. Or are they? Because his daughter has already decided Morgana would make the perfect mom-for her. And Mac has to admit it's not hard to picture himself with Morgana in a forever kind of way. There's just one problem: Morgana is definitely not who she says she is.
Book two of Wedding FeverErin Davis will do whatever it takes to be the photographer for high-end brides. So what if capturing the moments of people's lives means she has no time for her own. Nothing will get between her and the security she craves, not even the gorgeous farmer refusing to let her shoot in his sunflowers. His family has always been tied to the land, but lately Luke Anderson feels more like he's chained. While he ponders his future, he still has cows to milk and no time to deal with Erin or Bridezillas in his fields. Yet there's something about the sexy city girl he can't say no to. So he says yes: just this once.With the town in need of a photographer, Erin agrees to spend wedding season in Whitetail. The sparks flying between her and Luke quickly ignite, but just as Erin starts to picture her own happy ending, Luke takes a gamble that could risk it all...For more weddings in Whitetail, check out Saved by the Bride, available now! 100,000 words
A ghost will find his way home. Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fianc falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but is haunted by a mysterious figure that refuses to let her bury the past. When Jennie forms an unlikely alliance with a spirit photographer, she begins to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved. With her sanity on edge and her life in the balance, can Jennie expose the chilling truth before someone-or something-stops her?Against the brutal, vivid backdrop of the American Civil War, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown have created a spellbinding mystery where the living cannot always be trusted and death is not always the end. Praise for Picture the Dead"A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful. "-Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize -winning novelist"Love story, mystery, ghost story. . . Picture theDead is a gripping, gorgeously graphic novel about a girl who risks everything. . . Jennie's voice and the pictures she shows us bring this swift, wonderfully chilling story to life. "-Kit Reed, author of The Night Children"I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. A beautifully illustrated gothic delight!"-Holly Black, New YorkTimes bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Here is a lighthearted, freewheeling jaunt through 2500 years of Western Civilization which concludes with the startling realization that not much really has changed in all that time.
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers. He just has to figure out the questions.
In this deeply philosophical and highly inventive new collection, John Hollander, the distinguished author of numerous books of poetry, offers profound yet playful meditations on the reflective mind and on the words with which we come to know the world. In forms as varied as sonnets, songs, and ancient odes, he muses over the ways we use (and misuse) language as "we grasp the world by ear, by heart, by head / And keep it in a soft continuingness."Here, too, are striking verses about the passage of time as recorded by the movement of light and shadow across a surface, whether it be the face of a clock or the enclosed walls of a Hopper painting. Throughout, Hollander delights us with mirrors, palindromes, and strange and surprising reversals that keep the mind ever alert with the challenge "to make words be themselves, taking time out / From all the daily work of meaning, to / Make picture puzzles of what they're about." Donna Seaman has written of John Hollander, "His wise and robustly complex poems span the mind like stone aqueducts or canyon-crossing railroad bridges--awesome works of knowledge and craft, art and devotion." In this exciting new volume, Hollander shows once again the reach of his poetic imagination.From the Hardcover edition.
When Asia first sees the Kodak Autographic, she is spellbound. It is such a beautiful camera -- and the pictures she could take with it! She could capture her life here, in Texas, in 1918. Things are changing so quickly. She needs to remember the fire that killed her jackrabbit; the shadowy figure Asia saw slipping away from the fire; Nick Grissom, who's becoming more than just a friend; his puzzling cousin, Boy Blackwell; and Grandmama, who encourages Asia to follow her dreams. And Asia especially needs Grandmama now. Because fifteen-year-old girls just don't become photographers here, in Texas, in 1918. . . .
An epic account of how the revolution hit Hollywood, told through the stories of the five films nominated for the 1967 Academy Awards. In 1963, the studios are churning out westerns, war movies, prudish sex comedies and overblown historical epics, but audiences whose interests have been piqued by an influx of innovative films from abroad are hungering for something more, something new. At Esquire, two young writers hatch a plan to create a movie treatment that they hope will attract the director Francois Truffaut: the story of the gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Mike Nichols, an improvisatory comedian turned neophyte theater director, gets his hands on an obscure first novel called The Graduate and wonders if he's ready to make the jump to Hollywood. Warren Beatty, just 26 years old and struggling through a series of flops after the success of Splendor in the Grass, decides to take his career into his own hands, but can't seem to settle on his next move. Dustin Hoffman, sleeping on friends' floors and scrounging for temp work in New York, struggles just to get an off-Broadway audition. Sidney Poitier, after two dozen movies, still yearns for something that seems completely unattainable: a good role. And 20th Century Fox, on the brink of financial catastrophe, puts all its hopes in a genre--the family musical--that will revitalize the company and then nearly destroy it again. Pictures at a Revolution tracks five movies--the milestones Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, the popular hits Guess Who's Coming To Dinner and In the Heat of the Night, and the big-budget disaster Doctor Dolittle--on their five-year journey to Oscar night in the spring of 1968. It follows their fortunes through the last days of the studio system and the first sparks of a cultural upheaval that would launch maverick new stars and directors, topple more than one industry titan from his pedestal, and redefine what American movies could be. In 1967, moviegoers witnessed the arrival of taboo-shattering sex and violence on screen, the debuts of Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway, the return of Katharine Hepburn and the poignant farewell of Spencer Tracy, the audacious risks taken by Warren Beatty, Arthur Penn, Mike Nichols and Norman Jewison, and Hollywood's agonized attempt to grapple with an incendiary moment in American race relations, with results that would change Sidney Poitier's career forever. By tracing the gambles, the stumbles, the clashes and the creative partnerships that produced these films, Mark Harris captures both the twilight of old Hollywood and the dawn of a new golden age in studio film making. Based on unprecedented access to the actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and executives whose movies defined the era, as well a wealth of previously unexplored archival material, Pictures at a Revolution is an utterly original, revealing, and entertaining history of a true cultural watershed.
Given a camera that takes and prints tiny picture just before leaving for the family farm, a young girl records a vacation that gets off to a slow start, but winds up being a family reunion filled with good memories.
It begins with a photo that Charlie takes for school, a striking black-and-orange shot of a wild otter swimming in the river. But wild otters haven't lived there for years. As Charlie tries to figure out where the animal came from, he keeps crossing paths with Peter Luttrell, the younger brother of one of his classmates. Why is Peter so interested in the photograph? Why do the other kids call him "Evil Eye"? And why do the otter tracks lead directly to the Luttrells' yard?
Fourteen-year-old Lisa, a talented amateur photographer, becomes involved in a bittersweet relationship with an emotionally disturbed boy when she does a photo essay on his run-down home up in the hills.
Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows. The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly makes so many that she stops riding. Who will ride her horse? Abby's dad seems to think it will be Abby. Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby has ever ridden. But he is proud and irritable, and he takes Abby's attention away from the continuing mystery that is True Blue. And then there's high school--Abby finds new friends, but also new challenges, and a larger world that sometimes seems strange and intimidating. She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself. Accompanied by the beautiful imagery of 1960s Northern California, Abby's charming mix of innocence and wisdom guide us through Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley's latest middle-grade horse novel.
In this book, the Space Pie-Rat has stolen Pet Force's spaceship, the Lightspeed Lasagna, and is wreaking havoc across the universe. When Pie-Rat puts Garzooka (Garfield's superpower incarnation) into an evil trance, can the other members of Pet Force save him? Like all titles in Garfield's Pet Force, this one features wild adventures, excitement, and off-the-wall humor.
The bestselling memoir of Cupcake Brown's harrowing and inspiring life from the streets to one of the nation's largest law firms Rdazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetimeS ("Washington Post Book World").
Haley's excited about turning 13, but her teenage years start off with a thud when, shortly after her birthday, her mother checks herself into the hospital for severe depression. Her older brother, Otis, is busy with his job, and Haley tries to keep her mind off the family problems with her own job, helping a music teacher clean up his backyard garden. As Haley's family life becomes more and unstable, it's her work and her growing friendship with her employer that sustain her. When Otis gets arrested for selling stolen goods and a social worker takes Haley into a group home, it's her employer she turns to to help her pick up the pieces.
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