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LOOKING TO GET LUCKY? Stephanie Plum is back between-the-numbers and she's looking to get lucky, in an Atlantic City hotel room, in a Winnebago, and with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart. Stephanie has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck... and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she's hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula's found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie's found a guy. Diesel's found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of hives. Plum Lucky is an all-you-can-eat buffet of thrills, chills, shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear, and scorching hot men. It's a between-the-numbers treat no Evanovich fan will want to miss!
The First Full Length Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich. Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He's chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he's chosen the Barrens as his new playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He's now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn't made it out of the boys' department at Macy's. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn't met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum's life like birthday cake; delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He's an uber bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He's after Grimoire, and now he's also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn't mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs. Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course ... monkeys.
Three old ladies are the central characters in this story which deals with a special day in their lives. It was the loving understanding of the matron and a nurse in the home for aged women that converted a potential nightmare into a gala occasion.
Barbara Jefferson, a young American teaching in Tokyo in the 1960s, is set on a life-changing quest when her Japanese surrogate mother, Michi, dies, leaving her a tansu of homemade plum wines wrapped in rice paper. Within the papers Barbara discovers writings in Japanese calligraphy that comprise a startling personal narrative. With the help of her translator, Seiji Okada, Barbara begins to unravel the mysteries of Michi's life, a story that begins in the early twentieth century and continues through World War II and its aftermath. As Barbara and Seiji translate the plum wine papers they form an intimate bond, with Michi a ghostly third in what becomes an increasingly uneasy triangle. Barbara is deeply affected by the revelation that Michi and Seiji are hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, and even harder for her to understand are the devastating psychological effects wrought by war. Plum Wine examines human relationships, cultural differences, and the irreparable consequences of war in a story that is both original and timeless.
Whether you're just starting out in the plumbing trade or are a seasoned veteran looking for career enhancement, successful completion of the plumber's licensing exam is an important step in your career. Comprehensive and in-depth, Plumber's Licensing Exam provides: - Review of the technical expertise you'll need, such as key terms, plumbing codes, general regulations on bathrooms, kitchens, and more, water heater installation, venting, traps, sanitary drainage, and more - Thorough familiarization with the plumbing codebook so you know where to find the answers to questions during the test - Hundreds of multiple-choice questions based on the actual exam - Guidelines for each state's requirements licensing - And much more!
Plumbing Design and Installation, 4th Edition, provides an extensive overview of the tools, materials, and practices commonly used in the plumbing trade. This book is designed to develop the basic competencies by providing comprehensive coverage of the plumbing trade including the design, installation, testing, and repair of plumbing systems in residential and commercial structures.
An entertaining story for young readers. Highlights the long E sounds; Y, at the end of double syllable words as in angry; and EY, as in donkey.
Captain Boyd McMasters, of the Cattleman's Protective Association, is through with taking prisoners. He has already put Curly and Frank Dobbs behind bars once, for murder and rape. When he catches up with them for their latest crimes he has resolved to get rid of them permanently.
Mabel Finlayson Allred was a wife of Rulon Allred, leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, one of the major groups of fundamentalist Mormons who, since about the 1930s, have practiced plural marriage as separatists from the mainstream Latter-day Saints Church. Mabel's autobiography maintains a mood of everyday normalcy strikingly in contrast with the stress of the ostracized life she was living. Her cheerful tone, expressive of her wish to live simply and gracefully in this world, is tempered by more somber descriptions of her personal struggle with clinical depression, of Rulon Allred's inner struggles, of tensions with the law and with Allred's fundamentalist colleagues, and ultimately by her forthright account of his assassination. Emerging from this unique narrative is the portrait of a woman buoyed by faith in both her religion and her husband, a window into the interior life of a woman seeking a resilient simplicity in an uncommonly challenging life. Plural Wife, conntextualized by Martha Bradley's introduction, gives us insight into Mabel's experience of history during an important period of the 20th century and advances our understanding of life ways of 20th century polygamy and the growth of the fundamentalist movement.
Concerned that the field of counseling and psychotherapy is moving towards a therapeutic "monoculture" that elevates cognitive-behavioral therapy over other therapeutic orientations such as psychodynamic, person-centered, and integrative therapies, the authors of this volume describe principles and methods for a more pluralistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy. They present evidence and ideas from a range of disciplinary domains underpinning the pluralistic perspective; introduce the collaborative relationship between therapist and client; describe the roles of goals, tasks, and methods in the therapeutic process; describe specific tasks and methods; and consider the implications of the pluralistic orientation for research, training, professional development, and service delivery. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Olivia hates the singles scene, so when her best guy friend, Ian, offers to be her plus one to a series of weddings she has to attend, she agrees. Although she doesn't want to complicate their lifelong friendship, she can't pass up the chance to have a steady date without the dating drama. What she doesn't expect is to now find Ian so incredibly sexy.When Ian sees his old friend Olivia dolled up for wedding #1, the boyhood crush he once nurtured transforms into smoldering attraction. It doesn't take long for their no-strings arrangement to turn physical. But as Olivia's desire to stay "just friends" becomes clear, Ian's feelings are deepening. In the time they have together, how will Ian convince Olivia that one plus one can make for a lifelong pair?22,000 words
At forty, Claire Fordham is at a crossroads. The divorced British mom has raised two mostly well-adjusted kids and worked as a journalist. But after a lifetime of looking after everyone else, she's ready to live a bit. So she says goodbye to England and moves to L. A. to live with her sister, respected songwriter Julia Fordham. Her first job is taking care of Julia's highly neurotic dog, Muttley, a "four-legged freak of nature" who, when he isn't destroying her shoes or mounting anything on legs, compulsively licks his anus. Welcome to Hollywood. What follows is a year-long, laugh-out-loud story of a stranger in a very, very strange land. As Julia's "Plus One"--the nameless guest invited to openings and parties--Claire experiences life in the shadow of celebrity in a town where nothing is too surreal. From clairvoyants who get everything wrong, partygoers who are disappointed that Claire and Julia are sisters, not lesbians, Pink Witch parties, legendary icons in the garden, and people whose pets have their own lawyers on retainer to meeting Hollywood royalty, inventing fantasy boyfriends, playing roadie in exotic locales, falling for the wrong guys and possibly meeting the right man, Claire's on a rollercoaster ride in which no dream is too wild, no adventure too outrageous, and no information too personal to divulge over fashionable coffee. And in a town where anything can happen and usually does, Claire might just find everything she ever wanted. . . if she can survive it. Candid, ribald, and sweetly optimistic, Plus One is a delicious tale of Tinseltown insanity and one woman's journey from Hollywood Nobody to somebody in her own right. "Claire Fordham is the funniest writer on the planet. I'd have her assassinated but that would only increase the sales of her howlingly hilarious memoir, Plus One. She's the real-life Bridget Jones--only funnier, more beautiful, and with a baggie of dog shit in her hand. "--Augusten Burroughs "Plus One made me weep with laughter. I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. By the time I reached the story about the lost condom, I was crying, and my ribs ached. Very few books have ever made me laugh this hard. A gem. "--Haven Kimmel
Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory. Richly anecdotal and full of detail, Volume I contains profiles and comparisons of Romulus and Theseus, Numa and Lycurgus, Fabius and Pericles, and many more powerful figures of ancient Greece and Rome.The present translation, originally published in 1683 in conjunction with a life of Plutarch by John Dryden, was revised in 1864 by the poet and scholar Arthur Hugh Clough, whose notes and preface are also included in this edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Features: - Includes vocabulary word hunt with pronunciations, glossary, and index - Labeled diagrams and timelines - Beautiful, full-color photographs - Simple interior design and easy-to-read fonts - Web sites for further research and information - Vocabulary preview and review pages plus backmatter pages that invite readers to think further on the study topics - Fits science curriculum standards for earth & space science and science and technology What's New: - Updated illustrations and photos - Updated art of solar system shows 8 planets and their orbits instead of 9 - New Pluto book includes a list of other dwarf planets, in addition to Pluto, in our solar system - Updated information on space missions, moons, and planets - Updated Web sites for further information in backmatter - Updated indexes
Discusses the smallest, most distant, and most mysterious planet in our solar system, its discovery, and its peculiar orbit. [This book was written before Pluto was demoted to being a dwarf planet.]
It is 1473, and the uneasy peace between England's houses of Lancaster and York has begun to unravel yet again. Rumors of invasion are rife, and Richard of Gloucester, the King's brother, is determined to put a stop to the treacherous plots: To that end, he dispatches a royal messenger to Duke Francis of Brittany with a secret letter. Roger the Chapman, meanwhile, is making his way to Exeter with his peddler's pack, in the hopes that a stop in the thriving city will help his trade. Roger found himself in Gloucester's good graces following their escapade at London's Crossed Hands inn--the inquisitive peddler's very first act of detection--and it seems the Duke has not forgotten the young man's ingenuity. Richard calls upon Roger to accompany his messenger, Philip Underdown, to a Brittany-bound ship at Plymouth. A devious fellow, Philip has more than his fair share of enemies and is, Richard believes, in need of undercover protection. Roger soon discovers that his is not an easy task, as Philip seems to attract animosity wherever they go. Is Philip's past catching up with him? Or has the true nature of their journey been discovered by Lancastrian rivals? These are the questions Roger must answer, and do so before Philip's mysterious enemies find their mark.
When Ebenezer Halliday's daughter's body is found stuffed underneath a train seat, the wealthy American industrialist hires Hercule Poirot to locate the murderer and over one hundred thousand dollars' worth of stolen jewels.
John and Sarah Smythe are hungry. Plymouth Colony in December is cold and bleak. One hundred people need food and shelter, but many of them are too sick to work. Samoset and Massasoit show their new neighbors how to get food and plant seeds, but by spring, half the people who made the trip on the Mayflower are dead. So far the Smythe family has been spared, but too many of their friends are gone. John and Sarah spend hours each day working in the fields and doing chores to help, but they worry. What will happen if their parents get sick?
Assess your readiness for the updated PMP Exam--and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam task, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study--all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these tasks: Initiating the project Planning the project Executing the project Monitoring and controlling the project Closing the project This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for the PMP Exam aligned with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition.
Bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb, internationally acclaimed for the "quiet fire"* of her Appalachian Ballad novels, clearly has a dark side--a wicked, sardonic wit that has prompted critics to compare her to Jane Austen and Jonathan Swift. Readers and reviewers alike also have lauded Ms. McCrumb for her inspired chronicles of forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson. In her newest tale in the MacPherson saga, McCrumb examines society's fascination with beauty--and the deceptiveness of outer appearances. Elizabeth herself, hospitalized for depression over her missing husband, learns that insanity liberates one from polite hypocrisy, enabling a "crazy lady" to remark: "Anorexia is not a disease; it's a career move."Out in the real world, Elizabeth's brother Bill has bought a stately old mansion to use as his law office, only to find that the house comes with a charming codger-in-residence who is far too old to be a dangerous outlaw. . . isn't he? Meanwhile, the steel magnolia who is Bill's law partner is trying to track down the PMS Outlaws--an escaped convict and her fugitive attorney--who are cruising pickup joints and wreaking a peculiar vengeance on lust-crazed men.Sharyn McCrumb's incisive wit and her genius for mirroring everyday life are once again on full display. The PMS Outlaws is an outrageous parable of modern mores, where beauty is the weapon, and nobody is safe.*The New York Times Book Review (From the Paperback edition.)
Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Teddy Fitzroy's back for another zoo mystery--this time it's a koala caper--in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up, which Kirkus Reviews called "great fun."School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy's home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera entering and exiting the exhibit. Teddy didn't commit the crime--but if he can't find the real culprit, he'll be sent to juvie as a convicted koala-napper.
In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, a world of hunting and fishing, gambling and losing, drinking and poaching-a world most of us have never seen. In the chilling title novella (selected for the anthologies New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1999 and Best Mystery Stories of the Century), three wild boys confront a mythic game warden as mysterious and deadly as the river they haunt. And, as a weathered, hand-painted sign reads: "Jesus is not coming." This terrain isn't pretty, isn't for the weak of heart, but in these deperate, lost people, Franklin somehow finds the moments of grace that make them what they so abundantly are: human.
Examines the life of the Indian princess Pocahontas and her contact with English settlers, especially John Smith.
In reality, the English kidnapped Pocahontas in the midst of a war against her people, and kept her prisoner for many months while they waited for her father to agree to tribute payments of corn. Pocahontas ended the conflict when she converted to Christianity and married a colonist named John Rolfe. She and several of her family members then chose to travel to Europe, not as prisoners but as free agents intent on gathering information that might clarify the Al-gonkians' future course. The mythical Pocahontas who loved John Smith, the English, the Christian faith, and London more than she loved her own father or people or faith or village deeply appealed to the settlers of Jamestown and the court of King James. All these storytellers subverted her life to satisfy their own need to believe that the Indians loved and admired them (or their cultural forebears) without resentments, without guile. She deserves better. A woman as brave as Pocahontas-who endured a kidnapping, explored an alien faith, dared to marry a foreigner, and faced the voyage across the sea for the sake of her people-deserves a great deal more. She was as brave as all her people-not a simple joyful worshipper of English men or power, but a real and complicated woman with her own plans, goals, and ideas. She is worthy of our respect, not condescension.
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