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The triumphant epic fantasy inspired by Omar Khayyam's The Rubaiyat, The Wolves of the Gods is a world of breathtaking beauty and savagery, of noble sacrifice and base betrayal, a world where the most powerful magic of all, for good and evil, lies in the divided hearts of humans and demons. A nameless evil stalks the land, preying on all that lives, human and demon alike. Only one man has the power to stem the ravening tide: Safar Timura, greatest wizard of the age, whose matchless magic once raised Iraj Protarus to the throne of all Esmir ... and then, when king turned tyrant, destroyed him. Now Safar is done with the deadly intrigues of courts and kings. Back in his mountain home of Kyrania, he wants only to be left alone. But when a brutal murder smashes his solitude, Safar must lead his people on a desperate trek to safety--a perilous journey to fabled, far-off Syrapis guided only by a magical vision and the words of a sorcerer long dead. The road leads straight through dark Caluz, a once-proud land now fallen beneath the sorcerous yoke of an unspeakable darkness. But there is no going back. Close at Safar's heels another evil follows like a rapacious wolf: Iraj Protarus. For the King of Kings has returned from the dead, hideously transformed--and thirsting for Safar's blood.
Wicked wolves without and a grim governess within threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their lovely, once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and, dressed in rags, Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prisonlike orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But where will they go? And how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp? -From the back cover
This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography.
Many of today's most extraordinary Christian women communicators join together to impart the wisdom God has given them--and to help women realize all God intended for them.
A seminal work of the eco-feminist movement, connecting patriarchal society's mistreatment of women with its disregard for the Earth's ecological well-beingWoman and Nature draws from a vast and enthralling array of literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in order to explore the relationship between the denigration of women and the disregard for the Earth. In this singular work of love, passion, rage, and beauty, Susan Griffin ingeniously blends history, feminist philosophy, and environmental concerns, employing her acclaimed poetic sensibilities to question the mores of Western society. Griffin touches upon subjects as diverse as witch hunts, strip mining, Freudian psychology, and the suppression of sexuality to decry a long-standing history of misogyny and environmental abuse. A sometimes aggravating, often inspiring, and always insightful literary collage, this remarkable volume offers sanity, poetry, intelligence, and illumination.
Richard Hudson, an inveterate woman-chaser and gifted used car salesman, finds that life is not all that it should be. Disgusted by his job in the car business, he decides to try his hand at something more creative - an ambitious and risk-laden project in the art world. 'Experts' are enlisted and, like a ringleader engineering a crime, he moves forward with a volatile and unyielding energy. But forces beyond his control reject and destroy his work and enraged and humiliated he embarks on an odyssey of revenge. 'The pope of psycho pulp' - Time Out
These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young wife and her worldly values. In "The Monologue," a rich, spoiled woman, home alone on New Year's Eve, pours out a lifetime's rage and frustration in a harrowing diatribe. Enthralling as fiction, suffused with de Beauvoir's remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.
A Woman Doctor's Guide to Skin Care: Essential Facts and Up-to-the-Minute Information on Keeping Skin Healthy at Any Ageby Wilma F. Bergfeld Shelagh R. Masline
In the fifth of a series of health care books written for women by female physicians, the head of the departments of dermatology and pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation offers professional and practical advice on the care and treatment of the skin, hair and nails. Diet, skin care at different ages, cancer, infections and cosmetic products are among the topics covered. Medical advice, e. g. , how to cope with varicose veins during pregnancy, is included, as well as information on choosing over-the-counter shampoos, soaps and cosmetics based on skin and hair types. Inclusive and easy to use, this volume addresses skin care issues for women of color and any certain age. Its advocacy of sound skin care habits makes it particularly valuable for young women. An appendix and a glossary are included.
Old Testament women show us how to live with difficult men, fight depression, accept leadership responsibilities, survive tough times, and more. This book is designed to be used as a Bible study for personal devotions or group discussions. Other books by this author are available from Bookshare.
The Woman I Am is an incredibly inspiring autobiography by Helen Reddy, the woman who made "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" a household phrase. With her song "I Am Woman," Reddy provided the feminist anthem of the 1970s.<P><P> She became the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show on a U.S. television network, and to have three number-one singles in the same year. <P> Then, at the height of her career, Reddy's world was shattered by the death of both her parents, and simultaneously, the news that she had a rare, incurable disease. In this riveting, frank, and ultimately brave memoir, Reddy reveals the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
A woman in amber is one trapped and preserved in her past. Nesaule (literature and women's studies, Univ. of Wisconsin) tells a moving story to promote the reader's understanding and her own healing. As a child in Latvia, she endured the terror and dislocation of World War II at the hands of both Soviets and Germans, lived in a postwar refugee camp, and became an immigrant to the American Midwest, establishing a life there shaped by survivor's guilt and a sense of victimization. Integral to her life are family relationships, especially estrangement from her mother, stemming from the war years and the author's own unhappy marriage. In middle age, Nesaule at last comes to terms with her past, builds a new life, and offers her audience a well-written and insightful memoir. For subject collections and general readers. -Library Journal.
Best friends as girls, a housekeeper's daughter and a daughter of privilege find their fortunes reversed when they meet as adults in this sweeping saga of secrets, betrayal, and friendship by New York Times-bestselling author Eileen Goudge The caretaker's cottage is the only home fifteen-year-old Abigail Armstrong has ever known. She and her mother, Rosalie, work for the well-to-do Meriwhethers. Lila Meriwhether is Abigail's best friend, and Abigail has fallen in love with Lila's twin brother, Vaughn. But one day the unthinkable happens: The employers who'd always treated them like family accuse Rosalie of stealing a diamond necklace and banish her and Abigail. A quarter of a century will pass before Abigail sees Lila or Vaughn again. Twenty-five years later, Lila is leading a charmed life as the Park Avenue wife of a powerful businessman. But a scandal leaves her and her son nearly bankrupt. Abigail, the owner of a celebrated homemaking empire, is meanwhile coping with the fallout from a fire in her Mexico factory. In a capricious twist of fate, Lila is forced to take a job as Abigail's housekeeper. But it is Vaughn, now a documentary filmmaker, who will shake up Abigail's world and force her to confront the girl she used to be.
The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images--a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.
Two sisters separated as children and reunited as adults form the heart and soul of this wise, funny, and moving novel about love and the immutable bonds of family Lindsay and Kerrie Ann Bishop were twelve and three when they were shunted into the foster care system. Thirty years later, Kerrie Ann, a high school dropout who has bounced from family to family, flies to Santa Cruz to meet the sister she never knew she had. With no job skills and no significant other, Kerrie Ann needs the help of her long-lost sister to regain custody of her six-year-old daughter, Bella. Lindsay, who grew up in a loving adoptive family, has spent decades trying to track down her sister. When Kerrie Ann suddenly appears in her bookstore--a seemingly lost, but tough-looking young woman with pink streaks in her hair--she's stunned. With help from an eighty-year-old exotic dancer, a bad-boy baker, and a sexy bestselling novelist, Lindsay is determined to help Kerrie Ann turn her life around. But Lindsay--and the sleepy seaside town of Blue Moon Bay--will never be the same.
Leslie Hopkins's heart goes out to Cory Gallagher, a six-year-old boy who lost his mother over a year ago. She delights in her new job as his nanny and is ecstatic when the boy starts to warm up to her. She hurts only when she thinks of what brought her to Grand Teton National Park to care for the ranger's son. Chief Ranger Pierce Gallagher is awestruck by Leslie. She seems to know instinctively what Cory needs to thrive-and what Pierce wants from a woman. He feels so close to her-but why is such a talented, intelligent and beautiful woman interested in a job that is so isolating? Is she hiding from something? Or someone?
Originally published in 1933. "A Novel Of Dangerous Romance" By the author of "The Maltese Falcon."
One of the premier Japanese novels of the twentieth century, The Women in the Dunes combines the essence of myth, suspense, and the existential novel. In a remote seaside village, Niki Jumpei, a teacher and amateur entomologist, is held captive with a young woman at the bottom of a vast sand pit where, Sisyphus-like, they are pressed into shoveling off the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten the village.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World and The Moment comes the riveting story of a luckless college professor for whom Paris becomes a city of mortal danger.A runaway bestseller in the UK and France that has been made into a film starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, this suspenseful tour de force from the internationally renowned Douglas Kennedy is the quintessential sophisticated commercial novel.Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and the love of his only child. Hounded by scandal, he flees to Paris, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room with a job as night watchman for a sinister operation. Just when he begins to think he has hit rock bottom, romance enters his life in the form of Margit--a cultivated, widowed Hungarian émigré who shares Harry's profound loneliness but who keeps her distance, remaining guarded about her past. As Harry wrestles with Margit's reticence, he begins to notice that all those who have recently done him wrong are meeting unfortunate ends--and it soon becomes apparent that he has stumbled into a nightmare from which there is no escape.The Woman in the Fifth further establishes Douglas Kennedy as an author who "always has his brilliant finger on the entertaining parts of human sorrow, fury, and narrow escapes" (Lorrie Moore).
Deep in Central Africa live some of the most intriguing animals on earth: the mountain gorillas. The extraordinary woman who pursued her dream to study them was Dian Fossey.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Introduction by Nicholas RanceFrom the Hardcover edition.