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The author weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.
Teenage sisters Chloe and Shana recall fondly the days when their mother wove stories about kingdoms under the sea. Now that Mom is "away", Chloe does not allow herself to believe in fairy tales. She is too busy caring for her adopted brother, Micah, because Dad has become withdrawn. Shana copes by escaping every night under the cover of Goth garb. The day the family visits Mom for the first time is the day Chloe learns why Shana will never allow their mother to return. It is up to the sisters to pull together and form a new definition of family.
When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In "Jasmine", Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives.
Jasmine James is thrilled at the thought of taking her first real jumping class at Pine Hollow Stables. She and her pony, Outlaw, have done some jumping before, but now they are going to learn the correct way to get over those fences.
With a new baby around, Jasmine feels invisible--until a foal needs her help Jasmine is thrilled about becoming a big sister. She's even been practicing with a doll her parents gave her. But when baby Sophie comes, her parents seem to forget all about Jasmine. Pine Hollow Stables has also welcomed a new baby--an adorable foal with sweet eyes and soft hair, who needs a ton of love and attention. And Jasmine is up to the challenge.
Jasmine loves her new little sister. But having a baby in the house isn't easy! Sometimes Jasmine feels like they forgot all about their first kid. Then a baby foal is born at Pine Hollow Stables, and Max is going to let Jasmine help take care of it. Finally, maybe someone will appreciate having Jasmine around.
[From the back cover:] "Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and her staff are catering an unusual Charleston society benefit--a "Ghost Crawl" through the spooky grounds of the historic Jasmine Cemetery. Sadly, the doctor who thought up the event doesn't live to enjoy his own work. He drops dead during the Crawl, and it looks like foul play--but how could such a fine, upstanding citizen have any mortal enemies? Theodosia starts stirring things up with her own investigation to find the do-badder behind this most uncharitable act. But before long, chasing down the culprit gets her in hot water up to her neck." Includes about a dozen delicious recipes, tea party tips and tea bag trivia. Look for the rest of the books in this series in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Death by Darjeeling, #2 Gunpowder Green, #3 Shades of Earl Grey, #4 The English Breakfast Murder, #6 Camomile Mourning, #7 Blood Orange Brewing, #8 Dragonwell Dead, #9 The Silver Needle Murder, #10 Oolong Dead, #11 The Teaberry Strangler, #12 Scones and Bones, #13 Agony of the Leaves, #14 Sweet Tea Revenge, #15 Steeped in Evil #16 Ming Tea Murder and #17 Devonshire Scream.
The Pony Tails get in the holiday spirit for two Christmas horse shows at Pine Hollow StablesAs Christmas draws near, the Pony Tails get excited about two Pony Club holiday events at Pine Hollow Stables: the annual Starlight Ride on Christmas Eve and a special horse show to raise money for the local animal shelter.Both Corey and Jasmine have been practicing hard in hopes of being chosen to perform in a special presentation at the show. But when only Corey is selected to ride in the show, the girls' holiday cheer disappears. Jasmine feels left out, and Corey is embarrassed that she was chosen. Poor May is stuck in the middle. Will the three best friends be able to work things out before the night of the Starlight Ride? It may take a Christmas miracle!
Taj and Cheyenne. Twenty years ago, they were young and innocent and on the brink of passion. Then something terrible happened. Now a chance encounter will take them back to the night that changed their lives forever...It is eight P.M., a few weeks before Chritsmas. New York is vibrantly alive with holiday cheer. With snow blanketing the ground, last-minute shoppers rush in and out of brightly lit stores, while carolers brave the cold to bring music to the streets. Stopping at an old stone church with his girlfriend, Nicole, Taj joins in song with the other worshippers...and hears a soulful, hauntingly familiar voice. Moments later, Cheyenne, seated in the front pew, is stunned when a stranger leans in and softly murmurs a name she thought she'd never hear again: "Jazz..." Suddenly, she is hurled back through the years, to the brutal event that shattered their innocence and ideals, and the pact she and Taj made in its horrific afemath. But two decades have brought changes. Cheyenne is married now. Yet from the moment she and Taj meet again -- awakening long-buried memories and rekindling desire -- they realize that they hold the power to liberate themselves from the dark echoes of the past. For they have been given a precious gift -- one that will determine the rest of their lives. The choice is up to them.Introducing a pair of unforgettable characters, whose bond transcends time and distance, Jasminium tells a mesmerizing story of the very human need for connection, and of the power of love to transform lives.
"Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense." But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn't understand why Jason isn't content to go elsewhere for a need she can't fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain. Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita's life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.
Jason and Marceline have been friends since the end of seventh grade. Now in ninth grade, Jason's starting to think that they could be more than friends, and Marceline's starting to think so, too. But does the beginning of romance mean the end of their friendship?
The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a legendary crew including many of Greece's greatest heroes such as Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, Telamon, and the twins Castor and Pollux. With this band of heroes and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the harpies, the clashing rocks, the Sirens, Talos the bronze man, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and of course the fickle will of the gods of Olympus.Dr. Neil Smith retells this classic myth, examining its origins, its history, and its continued popularity. The text is supported by numerous illustrations both classical and modern, including numerous artwork plates especially commissioned for this work.
Before he led the Argonauts on the quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason saved an ancient city . . .Jason is an orphan training to be a warrior under the instruction of the centaur Chiron. But when wild centaurs steal Chiron's most precious possessions--two jars of Gorgon's blood, one with the power to heal any wound and the other a poison deadly enough to massacre multitudes--Jason must recover the blood before it can destroy the city of Iolcus. As he undertakes the quest with a band of unruly companions, Jason learns he's actually the true heir to the throne of Iolcus. Only by proving himself worthy of leading this troop of young heroes can Jason stop the savage centaurs and save his city from slaughter. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors' personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.
Following his parents' divorce, a fifth-grader goes to live with his aunt and uncle and attends a new school where he changes some attitudes about friendship.
JASON is an all-new novella in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series by Sunday Times top ten and No. 1 New York Times bestseller Laurell K. Hamilton, author of GUILTY PLEASURES and AFFLICTION. Also included is an exclusive excerpt from the new Anita Blake adventure, DEAD ICE, which is published next year. "Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense." But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn't understand why Jason isn't content to go elsewhere for a need she can't fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain. Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita's life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.
It's the first night of Hanukkah, and Jason is frustrated and upset. Christmas is everywhere, and his family won't celebrate it even a little. His dad is firm in his beliefs about the miracle of Hanukkah. But Jason gains a new perspective when he is transported back in time and welcomed as a friend of the Maccabees. With Jason's help, the Maccabees are able to defeat the Syrians, regain Jerusalem, and witness the miracle of the lights.
It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to unravel a terrible mystery in this third weird and wacky installment of M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales.
Java 2D Graphics describes the 2D API from top to bottom, demonstrating how to set line styles and pattern fills as well as more advanced techniques of image processing and font handling. You'll see how to create and manipulate the three types of graphics objects: shapes, text, and images. Other topics include image data storage, color management, font glyphs, and printing.
If you're a developer with core Java SE skills, this hands-on book takes you through the language changes in Java 8 triggered by the addition of lambda expressions. You'll learn through code examples, exercises, and fluid explanations how these anonymous functions will help you write simple, clean, library-level code that solves business problems.Lambda expressions are a fairly simple change to Java, and the first part of the book shows you how to use them properly. Later chapters show you how lambda functions help you improve performance with parallelism, write simpler concurrent code, and model your domain more accurately, including building better DSLs.Use exercises in each chapter to help you master lambda expressions in Java 8 quicklyExplore streams, advanced collections, and other Java 8 library improvementsLeverage multicore CPUs and improve performance with data parallelismUse techniques to "lambdify" your existing codebase or library codeLearn practical solutions for lambda expression unit testing and debuggingImplement SOLID principles of object-oriented programming with lambdasWrite concurrent applications that efficiently perform message passing and non-blocking I/O
This guide first covers XML basics, including XPath, XSL, DTDs, and XML Schema, then focuses on using XML from Java applications. This third edition covers all major Java XML processing libraries, as well as the latest version of the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) and Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB). The chapters on Web technology have been entirely rewritten to focus on today's most relevant topics: syndicating content with RSS and creating Web 2. 0 applications. The book will be useful to Java developers, those involved in the peer-to-peer movement, messaging, or web services, and people developing software for electronic commerce. McLaughlin is a Java and XML programmer. Edelson is a software developer. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Thorough knowledge of both Java and XML is indispensable if developers want to build modern web applications. Because both languages are platform independent, they are ubiquitous in the world of web development, and the combination of the two allows enterprises to lower the costs of information sharing for e-commerce and other high-octane web applications and services. Our third edition of Java and XML is ideal for any Java developer who wants to take advantage of XML without having to become an expert on the markup language. So, unlike other XML titles, this book is written from a Java developer's point of view, and assumes no prior knowledge of XML. The new edition has been thoroughly revised with coverage of Java 5.0 as well as new standards for SOAP, a key web services technology that works with XML and provides a central part of Microsoft's .NET platform.
Cay Horstmann's seventh edition of Java Concepts provides an approachable introduction to fundamental programming techniques and design skills, helping students master basic concepts and become competent coders. Major rewrites and an updated visual design make this student-friendly text even more engaging. The text is known for its realistic programming examples, great quantity and variety of homework assignments, and lab exercises that build student problem-solving abilities. The seventh edition now includes problem solving sections, more example code online, and exercises from Science and Business.
You have a choice: you can wade your way through lengthy Java tutorials and figure things out by trial and error, or you can pick up Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition and get to the heart of what you need to know when you need to know it. With the completely revised and thoroughly updated Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Java developers like you will learn by example, try out new features, and use sample code to understand how new additions to the language and platform work--and how to put them to work for you. This comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples will satisfy Java developers at all levels of expertise. Whether you're new to Java programming and need something to bridge the gap between theory-laden reference manuals and real-world programs or you're a seasoned Java programmer looking for a new perspective or a different problem-solving context, this book will help you make the most of your Java knowledge. Packed with hundreds of tried-and-true Java recipes covering all of the major APIs from the 1.4 version of Java, this book also offers significant first-look recipes for the most important features of the new 1.5 version, which is in beta release. You get practical solutions to everyday problems, and each is followed by a detailed, ultimately useful explanation of how and why the technology works. Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition includes code segments covering many specialized APIs--like those for working with Struts, Ant and other new popular Open Source tools. It also includes expanded Mac OS X Panther coverage and serves as a great launching point for Java developers who want to get started in areas outside of their specialization. In this major revision, you'll find succinct pieces of code that can be easily incorporated into other programs. Focusing on what's useful or tricky--or what's useful and tricky--Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition is the most practical Java programming book on the market.
Cryptography, the science of secret writing, is the biggest, baddest security tool in the application programmer's arsenal. Cryptography provides three services that are crucial in secure programming. These include a cryptographic cipher that protects the secrecy of your data; cryptographic certificates, which prove identity (authentication); and digital signatures, which ensure your data has not been damaged or tampered with. This book covers cryptographic programming in Java. Java 1.1 and Java 1.2 provide extensive support for cryptography with an elegant architecture, the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA). Another set of classes, the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), provides additional cryptographic functionality. This book covers the JCA and the JCE from top to bottom, describing the use of the cryptographic classes as well as their innards. The book is designed for moderately experienced Java programmers who want to learn how to build cryptography into their applications. No prior knowledge of cryptography is assumed. The book is peppered with useful examples, ranging from simple demonstrations in the first chapter to full-blown applications in later chapters. Topics include: The Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Cryptographic providers The Sun key management tools Message digests, digital signatures, and certificates (X509v3) Block and stream ciphers Implementations of the ElGamal signature and cipher algorithms A network talk application that encrypts all data sent over the network An email application that encrypts its messages Covers JDK 1.2 and JCE 1.2.
<p>Unlike other books on this topic, which focus on a single way to do things, <i>Java Database Best Practices</i> takes you through a wide variety of different ways to store and access data, enabling you to learn which "persistence model" is most appropriate for each type of application. This unique book covers Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Data Objects, the Java Database Connectivity API (JDBC) and other, lesser-known options.</p>
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