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Two best friends. An artist and a writer. One rich. One poor. A lifetime of deception and betrayal. Upon graduating from Vassar, socialite Lesley Aymes Richardson and brilliant Jamie Lynne Stewart set out to achieve their dreams and begin their lives in hedonistic post World War I Paris in pursuit of art and pleasure . Both women have incurable urges to live and love, whatever the cost. But after a series of poor decisions and broken hearts, they discover a life far from the perfection they originally envisioned. Although Lesley finds a life of considerable renown, she harbors secrets that she keeps buried to maintain a certain level of decorum and respect. When a mysterious Russian princess threatens to expose a secret from her past, together she and Jamie must confront the truth, despite the consequences that may be unleashed. On the eve of her eleventh year of marriage, Lesley is forced to look back, to make a decision that will alter all of their lives forever.
Meet Rev Jen, patron saint of the uncool, cheerleader for nonconformists, geeks, and oddballs the world over. From her tiny rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan's hip Lower East Side, she holds court over a wacky cast of friends and lovers with an unchecked candor that makes her impossible not to love. Zany and wry, Rev Jen will charm readers with these fun and irreverent true stories of her meteoric rise from art school misfit to neighborhood celebrity and all-around good-time gal. Whether she is dressing up as Doo-Doo, the hard-drinking Teletubby who's been expelled from Teletubbyland, or starring in her one-woman musical Rats, the shortest running show on Broadway, Jen's quirky humor and genuine heart make Elf Girl an anthem for misfits everywhere. f, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was hailed as a must-read by Bust magazine, The Village Voice, Bookslut.com, and many more, Elf Girl is infused with Jen's zany sense of humor and a surprising amount of heart. Featuring an Introduction by Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames, who even based a character on Rev Jen (elf ears and all!) in the HBO hit show's second season, this is an anthem for dorky girls everywhere--a sharply observant and entertaining memoir.
Whimsical Elfin characters offer simple, sage advice for dealing with life's challenges!
Practical advice is highlighted with whimsical illustrations.
Elf-help for Coping with Cancer suggests how you can react to your illness and also act in ways that will help you heal. It will also help you see how having cancer, despite the limitations and downright terrors it may present, can offer opportunities to grow closer to God and those around you, and to focus on what's really important.
This book offers no quick-fix solutions. What it does offer are gentle reminders that any journey from woundedness to wholeness is a process and not to be traveled alone. There are things we can do to make the trip easier--and blessings to be found along the way.
In Elf-Help for Living with Joy, author Karen Katafiasz--with the help of the whimsical illustrations by R. W. Alley--offers insights into how to hold onto a spirit of true, profound joy that can remain with us, even when things seem to be at their worst. The clear, life-affirming wisdom of this small book will truly help you discover the passion of being fully alive and the elation of living with joy!
Elf-help for Overcoming Depression shows how to look into your own heart and soul, as well as to others, for help in managing emotions. Linus Mundy has written a number of books for children and grown-ups, as well as articles for the religious press. The founder of the popular CareNotes and CareNotes for Kids booklet series from Abbey Press, he has written Slowdown Therapy and Keep-life-simple Therapy, and several books on prayer and spiritual growth. Linus and his wife, Michaelene, wrote the Bringing Religion Home newsletter for a number of years. R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children's books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.
Practical advice is highlighted with whimsical illustrations.
Wise and whimsical advice and inspiration for about-to-be mommies!
This full-length retelling brings Buddy's adventures in New York City to life. Follow Buddy, his father Walter, and even Santa Claus, as Buddy injects the spirit of Christmas back into his father and everyone he comes in contact with. Buddy shows them what's important in life through a series of actions and mishaps. And in the end, Buddy actually saves Christmas!
"I honestly did believe this shelf gig was going to be great. 'Get out and see the world,' they said. 'Experience the joy of wide-eyed kids, holiday cheer, and the Christmas spirit,' they promised. 'Finally leave your parents' basement for once in two hundred and sixty-seven years,' they told me. I was sold. And off I went. As a member of Santa's spy squad, I headed down south for the holidays to help the big guy decide who's naughty and who's nice. It was going to be a wonderful change of pace from the screwing, hammering, sanding, painting, and wrapping happening in Ol' St. Nick's workshop. Or so I thought . . . " -Horace the Elf In this for-parent's-eyes-only parody of the popular holiday title,The Elf on the Shelf, readers laugh along with Horace as he goes AWOL from his Christmas duties. This photo-story set to verse is the unauthorized (and hilarious) tale of one disgruntled little helper with a gift for making mischief.
Roone Sorley is an elf on a mission. He has one year to live in the mortal world and experience everything it has to offer before deciding if he is going to return to the North Pole and immortality or stay and become human. Christmas in Australia is all sun, sand, and surf. For Kyle Morgan, that means lots of tourists wanting to learn how to surf, but he hates Christmas. This time of year always reminds him about the family he doesn't have. With the clock ticking and only days left, Roone plans on making the most of the heat and the beach and his hot surfing instructor. Beyond that he has no idea what he wants. However with a little magic, he might be able to give Kyle exactly what he needs.A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".
Unleash the power of your imagination and enter a world you've never dreamed existed! Best-selling author Robert Stanek delivers an epic fantasy adventure that will open your mind and your heart. Perfect for the young and the young at heart! The Elf Queen & The King is a refreshingly unique fantastic adventure where its only limits are the limits of your imagination. Dare to dream and slip away to Ruin Mist!
"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren. It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag. The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. "One will come for you. " Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle. Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: "Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you . . . and evil beyond imagining. " It had proved all too true. Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist? And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?
Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist Chronicles begin when the Elf Queen sends the warrior elf lord, Seth, on a journey to the lands of Man. Legend says that the races have been divided for hundreds of years and there are few survivors among the brother races. Elf Queen's Quest delves deep into the dark underside of Ruin Mist and we start to see the three primary realms of Robert's world. Enter the darkness and lose yourself in the dark path!
Elfangor is an Andalite war-prince, the one who gave the 5 young humans the ability to morph into any animal they touch. This is how it all began.
Visser Four now has the Time Matrix, and he plans to use it to become Visser One. We can't let him alter time, so we're prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. And ultimately one of us will lose...
Elfhunter is the first of the tales of Alterra, the World that Is. It concerns the quest of an unlikely pair of heroines, Gaelen and Nelwyn, who are Wood-elves of the Dominglas Forest. They are hunter-scouts in the realm of King Ri-Aruin, and they have sworn to protect their woodland home, but they are drawn into a quest to defend all the Elves of Alterra as they seek to destroy the 'Elfhunter', a monstrous entity sworn to exterminate the Elves until none remain. Along the way, Gaelen and Nelwyn are joined by other interesting characters as they make their way through the realms of Alterra in pursuit of the Elfhunter, whose true name is 'Gorgon'. What headstrong Gaelen and her gentle cousin do not know is that Gorgon is in league with the Dark Power, and that the forces of Evil have forged an entanglement between Gorgon and Gaelen herself. Now she and all she loves are in jeopardy, and only an inspired plan put forth by Orogond, a mortal man, can save her.
James P Blaylock's 1982 début novel The Elfin Ship has become a classic of whimsical fantasy. With echoes of Kenneth Graham and Mark Twain, it's a gentle, eccentric and hilarious novel that will delight readers of all ages.Trading with the elves used to be so simple. Every year Master Cheeser Jonathan Bing would send his very best cheeses downriver to traders who would eventually return with Elfin wonders for the people of Twombly Town.But no more...First, the trading post at Willowood Station was mysteriously destroyed. Then a magical elfin airship began making forays overhead: Jonathan knew something was definitely amiss.So he set off downriver to deliver the cheeses himself, accompanied by the amazing Professor Wurzle, the irrepressible Dooly, and his faithful dog Ahab. It would have been such a pleasant trip, if not for the weeping skeleton, mad goblins, magic coins, an evil dwarf, a cloak of invisibility - and a watch that stopped time.Of course, the return trip was not so simple.
The ELFNET Book on Failure Mechanisms, Testing Methods, and Quality Issues of Lead-Free Solder Interconnectsby Christian Zardini Günter Grossmann
The ELFNET Book on Failure Mechanisms, Testing Methods, and Quality Issues of Lead-Free Solder Interconnects is the work of the European network ELFNET which was founded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Programme. It brings together contributions from the leading European experts in lead-free soldering. The limited validity of testing methods originating from tin-lead solder was a major point of concern in ELFNET members' discussions. As a result, the network's reliability group decided to bring together the material properties of lead-free solders, as well as the basics of material science, and to discuss their influence on the procedures for accelerated testing. This has led to a matrix of failure mechanisms and their activation and, as a result, to a comprehensive coverage of the scientific background and its applications in reliability testing of lead-free solder joints. The ELFNET Book on Failure Mechanisms, Testing Methods, and Quality Issues of Lead-Free Solder Interconnects is written for scientists, engineers and researchers involved with lead-free electronics.
Silent death stalks the Harpers of Faerûn. One by one, members of the semi-secret society for good in the Realms are falling to a murderer's blade. Now a Harper agent and a beautiful half-elf assassin must solve the mystery. If they fail, they will be the next victims.But things in the Realms are rarely that simple.
The bards of Waterdeep remember the past. Or do they? Even as they sing their ballads, a mysterious spell is changing their memories. Danilo Thann, Harper and would-be bard, sets out to uncover the mystery. In this quest, his closest companion is his deadliest enemy, the rogue elf Elaith Craulnober.At stake is not merely the future of Faerûn but also its past.
In this wonderful fairytale, a girl, who is blind, becomes the village hero by maintaining her courage and by helping them return to their values. A beautiful, wise and brave girl, a magnificent horse, a curse, the Hidden Folk and how we got the Northern Lights all blend to make this a delightful and exciting story. This book includes picture descriptions. Other books by David Wisniewski are available from Bookshare.
It all began as a cute little fluffy white lie but it soon got out of hand. Until Eli decided to tell the truth.
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