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One Family At A TimeLana Porter had it all--a happy marriage and two wonderful teenage daughters--until the fateful night tragedy struck, shattering her once idyllic life. Picking up the pieces hasn't been easy, as she has struggled to be a good mother to her girls, Micki and Beth, and a supportive sister to Marlene and Kathryn, whose own lives seethe with turmoil. Every day seems to bring a new challenge, but against enormous odds the bonds between mothers and daughters can bend without ever breaking. Families are never perfect--but their love for each other can be... Praise for Drusilla Campbell's Wildwood "Resist the urge to turn the page to find out what happens next. Linger, instead, to savor the skillfully crafted writing." --Judy Reeves, author of The Writer's Book of Days"The limits of friendship and the demands of love. . .come to vivid life." Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue "A paean to the power of female friendship." --Booklist
Lt. Jon Anderson is the newest security officer aboard the U. S. S Enterprise. He joins the crew at a time of mounting tension between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Previous battles have been inconclusive, but Starfleet Command fears that the Klingons are gearing up for a major offensive. The Enterprise would be on the front lines of an all-out interstellar war. But Lieutenant Anderson has a secret: he is actually a Klingon infiltrator assigned to sabotage Starfleet from within. His first mission: kill Capt. James T. Kirk.
Lt. Jon Anderson is the newest security officer aboard the U.S.S Enterprise. He joins the crew at a time of mounting tension between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Previous battles have been inconclusive, but Starfleet Command fears that the Klingons are gearing up for a major offensive. The Enterprise would be on the front lines of an all-out interstellar war.But Lieutenant Anderson has a secret: he is actually a Klingon infiltrator assigned to sabotage Starfleet from within. His first mission: kill Capt. James T. Kirk.
A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place very year; a bitter feud of unknown origin--strange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can't be allowed to know her whereabouts. As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers, and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.
Terra Incognita - the blank spaces on the map, past the edge of the world, marked only by the words "here be monsters." Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the known, and undiscovered, world, pin their last hopes at ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend. Each will send their ships to brave the untamed seas, wild storms, sea serpents, and darker dangers unknown to any man. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown. Even unto the edge of the world... Kevin J. Anderson's spectacular fantasy debut is a sweeping tale of adventure on the high seas, as two warring kingdoms vie for the greatest treasure of them all.
An epic adventure ranging from the terror of the Vikings to the golden age of cities: Michael Pye tells the amazing story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea. Saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals: they all criss-crossed the grey North Sea in the so-called "dark ages," the years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of Europe's mastery over the oceans. Now the critically acclaimed Michael Pye reveals the cultural transformation sparked by those men and women: the ideas, technology, science, law, and moral codes that helped create our modern world. This is the magnificent lost history of a thousand years. It was on the shores of the North Sea where experimental science was born, where women first had the right to choose whom they married; there was the beginning of contemporary business transactions and the advent of the printed book. In The Edge of the World, Michael Pye draws on an astounding breadth of original source material to illuminate this fascinating region during a pivotal era in world history.
When high-energy physics meets quiet revenge, is the result murder?<P> Can three mathematicians disagree on a basic principle of science--and all be right?<P> The foremost scientific writer of our age takes us on a marvelous tour--from the wondrous nature of our home world to the very edge of the universe, from Archimedes to the distant future.<P> Here are fascinating true tales of the search for new worlds and invisible stars, of the mystery of the planet that should have been there--but wasn't. And here too is mind-widening science fiction, examining the startling, and sometimes tragic, consequences of new ideas. An experiment in time travel becomes a test of morality--and love; a college professor finds a loophole in the law of gravity, and soon wishes he hadn't; and apparently trivial inventions produce shock waves that could shatter the very foundations of human society.<P> THE EDGE OF TOMORROW combines fact and fiction to provide a wide-angle view of science as an inspiring, frustrating, astonishing--and always intensely human--enterprise.
Vintage science fiction tales from an American masterBig bugs, cloned cats, and feral star-children play leading roles in the seven stories that make up Fast's unconventional and thought-provoking collection. The Edge of Tomorrow is a significant foray into science fiction by one of the twentieth century's most prolific novelists. In looking beyond our universe, Fast reveals much about the America of his time--where the Cold War and a nascent civil rights movement stoked unconscious fears and desires. From "The First Men," about scientists tampering with genetic engineering, to "The Large Ant," about a man's thoughtless violence against nature, these stories are as relevant today as when they were first written. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
Book 7 in Maggie Shayne's Bestselling Wings in the Night Series In Pursuit of a Legend They call him Edge, and he's determined to kill vampire hunter Frank Stiles, the obsessed vampire-hunter who murdered Edge's immortal companions, leaving him alone and possessed by his need for vengeance. But it's a vengeance he can carry out only with the help of the one they call the Golden Child. Amber Lily is alone among the undead. Known as the Golden Child, she's half human and half vampire, the only one of her kind and immensely valuable to her vampire kin--but none moreso than Edge. The moment they meet she finds him exciting, irresistible, and despite herself she's drawn into his hunt. But Amber Lily has a secret. Though she, too, has vowed to track down Stiles and confront him, she needs him alive, a desire Edge will see only as a betrayal. Will he be able to forgive her, or will their growing love be doomed for the long eternity of their lives? Don't miss a single title in Maggie Shayne's Wings in the Night series: Twilight Phantasies Twilight Memories Twilight Illusions, with bonus novella "Beyond Twilight" Born in Twilight, with bonus novella "Twilight Vows" Twilight Hunger Embrace the Twilight, with bonus novella "Run from Twilight" Edge of Twilight Blue Twilight, with bonus novella" Before Blue Twilight" Prince of Twilight Demon's Kiss Lover's Bite Twilight Hunger Bloodline, with bonus novella "Vampires in Paradise" Twilight Prophecy Twilight Fulfilled
DID HE REALLY LOVE ANOTHER?Upon meeting Dr. Crispin van Sibbelt, Araminta Shaw found him to be bad tempered and, she had to admit, rather attractive! Staying in Holland to nurse a sick relative provided the perfect opportunity for her to fall in love with him. But even though Crispin talked of marriage, Araminta discovered there was someone else close to his heart. What was she to do?
"You will be important to many people," her mother tells fifteen-year-old AEthelflaed. This is obvious enough. She is King Alfred's eldest daughter, after all. But her royal blood makes her a target as well, vulnerable to those who would wish to hurt the king. Suddenly betrothed to the king's ally, AEthelflaed finds herself constrained by the presence of Red, a gruff new bodyguard assigned to protect her and deliver her to her new home. At first, she tests the limits of Red's control, but soon she learns that Red has much more than protection to offer her. He begins teaching her how to battle like a man. And when enemies threaten the borderlands, Flaed turns first to her guardian, and at last to her own inner resources and battle skills to save her life and protect the lives of her men. Medieval history says little of AEthelflaed, an actual noblewoman who seized power in central England a thousand years ago. Tingle recreates her early life in an elegantly-told medieval tale of courage, conviction and honor. AEthelflaed became the greatest heroine in Old English medieval history. This is the thrilling story of what turned a girl into a leader
High Mountain, a small frontier town in Colorado, is to stage a musical extravaganza and wild festival. Rollo Stone, the famous violinist is the main attraction and hordes of music lovers pack the town to witness the event. But with the crowds comes trouble. The fragile rule of law order collapses as a bunch of hired guns take over. The sheriff is gunned down and Edge, forever in the thick of things, is left to sort out the mess.
The sleepy Mexican town was peaceful until Edge arrived. This time he was not looking for trouble, just a place to settle down-perhaps even marry, if Isabella Montez would have him-but that wasn't to be. The bounty hunters rode in, and Edge kept away-they weren't after him. They had taken Ortiz Gonzalez's woman; there was a price on Gonzalez's head and they needed her as a hostage. Still Edge wanted to stay on the sidelines. But not for long. Ortiz saw to that.
Summer of '63 - back to the Civil War. A truly great train robbery. Chinese bandits and a village of women. Edge betrayed for a fistful of dollars. Cross and double-cross. And Death - always Death! Everyone comes together at a small town called Wounded Knee.
A blazing wagon rolls through a quiet, dusty township, trailing flames and smoke. Two white women are tied to stakes within it - their bodies a mass of arrows. It seems that Edge arrives too late at his peaceful farm to save his young wife, Beth. He only sees the destruction the Sioux have left, and their triumphant, fleeing backs. The trail Edge follows means danger and death - this he knows. But it is what it leads to that is worse than death.
An art auction is held in San Francisco and recently discovered da Vinci sells for one million dollars. Edge offers to guard the picture for its new owners, Drew and Madeline Grover, but a man has to die violently before the half-breed's offer is accepted. Art thieves are everywhere and when Edge escorts the picture by rail towards its destination of New Orleans it triggers a chain reaction of plotting, ambush and killing, and not even Edge remains above suspicion.
Stay focused. Stick to your knitting. Go with what works. In today's volatile economic environment, filled with uncertainty and sudden change, the forces pushing us to keep focused on the core business become extremely powerful. And, of course, profiting from the core is crucial. But the danger is, over-focus on the core can blind companies to the substantial opportunities for growth that are often hidden in plain sight, at the edge of the core business.Edge Strategy is uniquely positioned at the intersection of marketing and strategy, focusing on the myriad opportunities that are internal to the business, and showing leaders how to recognize and then leverage these opportunities at the margins. Crucially, the customer's experience of a company and its products is central to what makes the Edge Strategy work. Strategy experts Alan Lewis and Dan McKone have a sharp, practical way of characterizing and visualizing the different kinds of edges: Product edge. Value that's realized by gauging the customer's "value perimeter" specifically in relation to your products-highlighting bundling and unbundling opportunities. Customer Journey edge. Here, you gauge the customer value perimeter in relation to the customer's experience of your overall offering and brand, capturing value at different points in the "journey." Enterprise edge. This edge creates value when assets, competencies, and capabilities developed for your offering can be used in a different context, for a different offering, or for a different set of customers.With engaging examples from across many industries, Lewis and McKone coach readers on how to identify and assess each of the different edges and then provide concrete insights and advice on Edge Strategy and tactics in specific business contexts. The book concludes with a ten-step process to help executives and managers to find and leverage the edge opportunities in their own companies.Edge Strategy is the concise, hands-on guide for growing your business by getting more yield from assets already in place, access already established, investments already made.
Past and Present are mixed. For Captain Hedges the past means the savage, brother-kill-brother world of the Civil War. It means the classic storming of the Missionary Ridge and a new command, a fighting unit comprised entirely of liberated slaves. And there's a prisoner from the notorious Quantrill's Raiders. He escapes from Hedges and goes free, ready in later years to meet "the dirty little coward" who is to lay him in his grave. In the present there's pain and killing for Edge. An outlaw who claims he's the greatest. A writer who learns the true meaning of death. And, for the first time, a woman.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Edge rides into Vengeance Valley, where Ryan rules the roost. The cowed homesteaders paid tribute to the ruthless robber land baron without a fight. Until Edge came. Edge was rich, and Edge riled Ryan. So Ryan's hired hands roughed Edge up, robbed him and paid the price. Edge wanted his money, but the homesteaders wanted him. To fight, to kill, to revenge them on Ryan. In an explosive finale of blood and bullets, Edge and Ryan fight for the fate of Vengeance Valley
It's D-Day, 6th June 1944. Ten minutes after midnight. A small British force is flying over Occupied France on what is virtually a suicide mission - they must capture a bridge before German forces guarding it can blow it up. There's no room for error. They must cast fear aside in this race against time, told from both a British and German perspective. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
A British secret agent is photographing top secret German files when he is unexpectedly interrupted, and the alarm is raised. What follows is a desperate battle for survival as Jaques is pursued, hiding where he can and not able to trust anyone. He must find a path out of Occupied France to get the camera and film into British hands, nothing else - not even his own life - matters. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
In the year since her life was torn apart, Kit Colbana has slowly rebuilt herself. There's a promise of hope in the relationship with the alpha of the local shapeshifters and she no longer comes screaming into wakefulness. Life's not perfect but then again, when was it ever?When her best friend Justin comes to her for help, there's little question as to what her answer will be. Witches are disappearing and Justin won't rest until he has answers. Soon, they learn that it's not just witches who've gone missing, but vampires and shifters, too.Unlikely alliances are forged as Kit and Justin found themselves drawn into a twisted web of lies and betrayal. As the clock counts down and the culprit behind recent disappearances is revealed, those Kit loves the most become the target of somebody who will kill to protect an ugly secret.Bonus story: HUNT ME, written by J.C. Daniels' alter-ego, Shiloh Walker
This anthology of stories of the imagination includes The Ballad of Bowsprit Bear's Stead by Damien Broderick, Omens by Carol Emschwilller, Touch the Earth by Scott Sanders, The Other Magus by Avram Davidson, Peek-a-Boom by Sonya Dorman, Suzanne Delage by Gene Wolfe, The Finger by Naomi Mitchison, Barranca, King of the Tree Streets by Lowry Pei, Thomas in Yahvestan by George P. Elliott, The Vengeance of Hera by Thomas M. Disch, Falling by Raylyn Moore, Father Returns from the Mountain by Luis Urrea, The Oracle by M. J. Engh Some of these stories include topics and language considered for adults only by some people.
Edgework brings together seven of Wendy Brown's most provocative recent essays in political and cultural theory. They range from explorations of politics post-9/11 to critical reflections on the academic norms governing feminist studies and political theory. Edgework is also concerned with the intellectual and political value of critique itself. It renders contemporary the ancient jurisprudential meaning of critique as crisis, in which a tear in the fabric of justice becomes the occasion of a public sifting or thoughtfulness, the development of criteria for judgment, and the inauguration of political renewal or restoration. Each essay probes a contemporary problem- the charge of being unpatriotic for dissenting from U.S. foreign policy, the erosion of liberal democracy by neoliberal political rationality, feminism's loss of a revolutionary horizon- and seeks to grasp the intellectual impasse the problem signals as well as the political incitement it may harbor.
All around us there are wild plants useful for food, medicine, and clothing, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, which she has now expanded to more thoroughly address plants found in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as Texas. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features:- Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants- Wild teas and spices- Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials- Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper- Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap- Information on medicinal uses of plants- Details on hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes- Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries- Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes
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