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Invaded by a cavalcade of vicious dragons, the villagers of St. Renan are snatched up when they venture beyond the walls. Yet Rhiana Tassot - who senses the dragons from a distance, who determines their attack scent from a mating scent, who is blessed with the instincts of a dragon, who dares stand before the fiery beasts without flinching - cannot use her skills to defend her home. For the lord of St. Renan forbids her to track the beasts - not in fear for her safety, but by some twisted desire to protect the dragons. So conflict rages within and without the village and a long-held secret begins to stir beneath their very feet. Rhiana's knowledge of dragons is no accident - and others begin to suspect why. . . ;.
"Carolyn See's new novel is even more wonderful than her last, which is saying a lot. She sees things no one else does, and is so funny, sympathetic, and comprehending. Rhine Maidens is an amazing tour de [orce." -Diane Johnson Rhine Maidens is beautifully a written novel about an emotional legacy passed from parent to child, a failure of love that both divides and unites women of two generations. At twenty, Grace had a 20-inch waist, long auburn hair, a job in downtown Los Angeles, and all the world before her. She married a man she loved and was snpposed to live happily ever after, But her husband left her for another woman. Now in her sixties, she lives alone in a ,mall California town and lies awake at night listening to the sound of the oil wells, counting her disappointments and waiting for something else to go wrong. Garnet is one of Grate's disappointments and has spent much of her life trying to please--or at least pacify--her mother. She's a mother now herself, with a successful husband and a nice home in Brentwood. She shops at I. Magnin, gardens and plays bridge, takes courses at UCLA. She's happy. What happened to her mother eodd never happen to her. And then it does happen. Bhine Maidens is the story of two wo,rnen caught in a sexual history that passes from one generation to the next. Carolyn See captures with rare intimacy and insight the frustrations--and triumphs-of women struggling with the loss of love, and observes with an affectionate yet unflinching eye the casual Southern California life, past ld present, of which they are a part.
Glen Campbell was a country and pop music giant who kept the dark side of success at bay...or so he thought. Now, in collaboration with bestselling co-author Tom Carter, he reveals the uncensored story of his harrowing drug-and-alcohol-laden journey to hell and back.
During the course of her fieldwork in Paris, anthropologist Kimberly Arkin heard what she thought was a surprising admission. A French-born, North African Jewish (Sephardi) teenage girl laughingly told Arkin she was a racist. When asked what she meant by that, the girl responded, "It means I hate Arabs. " This girl was not unique. She and other Sephardi youth in Paris insisted, again and again, that they were not French, though born in France, and that they could not imagine their Jewish future in France. Fueled by her candid and compelling informants, Arkin's analysis delves into the connections and disjunctures between Jews and Muslims, religion and secular Republicanism, race and national community, and identity and culture in post-colonial France. "Rhinestones" argues that Sephardi youth, as both "Arabs" and "Jews," fall between categories of class, religion, and culture. Many reacted to this liminality by going beyond religion and culture to categorize their Jewishness as race, distinguishing Sephardi Jews from "Arab" Muslims, regardless of similarities they shared, while linking them to "European" Jews (Ashkenazim), regardless of their differences. But while racializing Jewishness might have made Sephardi Frenchness possible, it produced the opposite result: it re-grounded national community in religion-as-race, thereby making pluri-religious community appear threatening. "Rhinestones" thus sheds light on the production of race, alienation, and intolerance within marginalized French and European populations.
Annie hates her nose and decides that plastic surgery may be just the answer.
In this poignant and striking final chapter in the Duane Moore story, which began in 1966 with The Last Picture Show, Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning author Larry McMurtry takes readers on one last unforgettable journey to Thalia, Texas, a town that continues to change at a breakneck pace even as Duane feels himself slowing down. Returning home to recover from a near-fatal heart attack, Duane discovers that he has a new neighbor: the statuesque K. K. Slater, a quirky billionairess who's come to Thalia to open the Rhino Ranch, dedicated to the preservation of the endangered black rhinoceros. Despite their obvious differences, Duane can't help but find himself charmed by K. K. 's stubborn toughness and lively spirit, and the two embark on a flirtation that rapidly veers toward the sexual -- but the return of Honor Carmichael complicates Duane's romantic intentions considerably. As Duane reflects on all that he and Thalia have been through, he feels adrift in a world where love and betrayal walk hand in hand and a stalwart Texas oil town can become home to a nature preserve. Rhino Ranch is a fitting end to this iconic saga, an emotional, whimsical and bittersweet tribute to the lives of a man and a town that have inspired readers across decades.
A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia... A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris... A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mother's death... This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of wild animals and the doctors who care for them. Here pioneering zoological veterinarians--men and women on the cutting edge of a new medical frontier--tell real-life tales of daring procedures for patients weighing tons or ounces, treating symptoms ranging from broken bones to a broken heart, and life-and-death dramas that will forever change the way you think about wild animals and the bonds we share with them. At once heart-quickening and clinically fascinating, the stories in this remarkable collection represent some of the most moving and unusual cases ever taken on by zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and cutting-edge medicine, The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes is must reading for animal lovers, science buffs, and anyone who loves a well-told tale.
Written for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, this book introduces the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals inhabited Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 6 feet long, stood 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were twice as heavy as the largest elephant ever recorded, tipping the scales at 44,100 pounds. Fortunately, the big brutes were vegetarians. Donald R. Prothero tells their story, from their discovery just a century ago to the latest research on how they lived and died.
Did you know... That rhino horns never stop growing; That their calves are able to get up and run hours after birth; and that there are two types of rhino who have two horns. Learn more about these exciting creatures in this book.
Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common health care complaints, with many millions of cases managed annually by a variety of practitioners, from family care physicians and pediatricians to allergists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngologists. Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for Diagnosis and Management provides a comprehensive, practical guide to treating this widespread condition. Medical, surgical, and pharmacological management of both acute and chronic forms are discussed by experts with a wealth of clinical experience. Pediatric considerations and the role of allergies, asthma, and systemic diseases such as cystic fibrosis are discussed. A special chapter is devoted to alternative medicine in recognition of its increasing role in health care management. Diagnostic imaging techniques such as MRI and CT are discussed in detail. Finally, adjunctive surgical therapies are reviewed. Written for both primary care physicians and specialists, this guide will serve as an invaluable quick reference.
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No university affiliations. No half-truths. No out-of-touch authors who haven't been in school for decades. A class project turned company, College Prowler produces guidebooks that are written by actual college students and cover the things students really want to know. Unlike other guides that jam everything into a five-pound book and devote only two pages to each college, our single-school guidebooks give students only the schools they want and all the information they need. From academics and diversity to nightlife and sports, we let the students tell it how it is. In addition to editorial reviews and grades for 20 different topics, more than 80 percent of each guide is composed of actual student reviews of their school. Whether readers are looking for "Best and Worst" lists, "Did You Knows?" or traditions, College Prowler guides have it all. Our books are the only place for local slang, urban legends, and tips on the best places to find a date, study, or grab a bite to eat.
What is a PUN? A pun is a little verbal joke--a "twist" or a "play" on words. The simplest puns sound like a word of similar pronunciation but different spelling. When people realize that the word can be heard or understood in two different ways, it makes them laugh and sometimes roll their eyes and groan, as in this on
In his classic text, Rhyme's Reason, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example.
Goodman's Gifts & Stationery Store February 14 Cashier: Elyse 3 boxes of heart-shaped chocolate . . . $12.00 Chocolate is the only good thing about this nauseating holiday. 4 containers of candy hearts . . . $5.00 Ever since my ex cheated on me, I've sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn't get the memo. 1 Valentine's Day card . . . $4.50 I'm not interested. Although, he is pretty cute. And sweet. And funny. 1 singing Cupid doll (promotional item) . . . $0.00 Stupid Cupid! Point your arrows at someone else. . . . Subtotal . . . $21.50 It's going to be a complicated Valentine's Day.
SEE JANE. Jane is invisible. She can walk down her school hallways without being noticed by anyone-not the jocks, the stoners, the debaters, the drama geeks, or the cheerleaders, and especially not the Bitches, the school royalty. Made up of one girl from each class, the Bitches are so popular that no one can help but worship them. Ever. SEE JANE BEG. Miraculously, though, the Bitches do notice Jane, and they seem to be testing her for the freshman place in their group-she just has to want it more than she's ever wanted anything. And Jane does. SEE JANE BECOME. Even when the Bitches' beautiful veneer cracks and Jane begins to glimpse the strange, rotten source of their power, she goes along with it all. Jane doesn't want to be invisible ever again. And she won't be. Dark, dazzling, and dead on, Lauren Myracle's latest novel will leave readers shivering in recognition.
Three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, rhyme all the time. They say that far, jar, and tar rhyme with car, but a fourth dust bunny, Bob, just does not seem to get it; he says, "Look!" When they try and teach him that rug, hug, and mug rhyme with bug, he says, "Look out!" Of course, the smug majority is wrong. Bob's warnings come true and when a broom and then a vacuum cleaner prove him right, the rhyming trio ask Bob what rhymes with "How do we get out?" With thick black lines and neon colors, the dust creatures on the bright colored pages look like the huge monsters that they think they are--until the big, powerful human tools take over. Preschoolers will recognize how it feels to be just a mite in a grown-up world, and they will enjoy the playful rhymes and simple wordplay as much as the bold scenarios of the tiniest creatures in danger from giants, and one hero who sees it coming.
In the second e-novella in Molly Harper's Bluegrass series of contemporary romances, two people determined to fulfill their own agendas come head to head--and find love in the process. Kentucky Tourism Commission employee Bonnie Turkle is up Mud Creek without a paddle. When she gets permission from the state historical society to restore McBride's Music Hall in Mud Creek, Kentucky, to its former glory, she thinks the community will welcome her with open arms. Instead, her plans interfere with a proposal to sell the property to a factory that would bring much-needed jobs to the town. Even though Bonnie is trying to preserve mayor Will McBride's family heritage, he is more concerned with the welfare of his people than memories of the past. Will finds her optimistic sentimentality extremely annoying--but that doesn't stop him from kissing Bonnie senseless. With an inspection deadline looming and local saboteurs ruining her restoration, Bonnie must find a way to compromise with Will to save McBride's "and "the town... while hopefully winning a few more kisses in the process
Whether for weavers at the handloom, labourers at the plough, or factory workers on the assembly line, music has often been a key texture in people's working lives. This book is the first to explore the rich history of music at work in Britain and charts the journey from the singing cultures of pre-industrial occupations, to the impact and uses of the factory radio, via the silencing effect of industrialisation. The first part of the book discusses how widespread cultures of singing at work were in pre-industrial manual occupations. The second and third parts of the book show how musical silence reigned with industrialisation, until the carefully controlled introduction of Music While You Work in the 1940s. Continuing the analysis to the present day, Rhythms of Labour explains how workers have clung to and reclaimed popular music on the radio in desperate and creative ways.
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