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Carole Hanson never knew that falling in love could be so easy. Cam may be setting the pace, but Carole's right in step. Life just couldn't get any better. But the New Year may bring new challenges for Carole and for her friends Stevie Lake and Lisa Atwood. While Stevie helps a friend confront his past, Lisa looks towards her own future. There are unexpected endings and beginnings for everyone as the old year closes and the new one opens. It just takes courage to keep up the pace.
In 1889 Jane Addams founded Hull-House, a social settlement on Chicago's South Side which soon became world-famous as a center for activism. Other settlements were established in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and many smaller cities. Each had its own character and mission, but in general the settlements were centers of culture and places of help in a city's poorest neighborhoods. Educated young women and men became "residents" of the settlement houses in order to make life better for their "neighbors." In this meticulously researched book Carson traces the history of the American settlement movement through its first four decades, focusing on the work of such key founders and early workers as Jane Addams, Lillian Wald, Robert Woods, and Albert Kennedy.
During the Progressive Era of the 1880s and early 1900s, Hull-House and other settlements in U.S. cities played a leading role in social reform. They championed labor and pushed for innovations such as kindergartens and public playgrounds. Throughout the years of the Great Depression, settlements in Chicago and New York remained active in a variety of reform efforts. However, settlements in most other cities avoided taking a stand, and held to a conservative agenda. Trolander examines the factors that led to this shift in focus by so many settlements, and tries to explain why settlements in Chicago and New York continued to press for social change. Other books about the Settlement Movement are available from Bookshare.
Set against the turbulent epic of a nation's birth is the unforgettable chronicle of Jenny Taggart, a woman whose life would be torn by betrayal, flayed by tragedy, inflamed by love, and sustained by unconquerable determination.
For New Orleans antique dealer Kay Emory, a brief business jaunt to London's prestigious Durand Galleries had seemed a pleasant enough trip. But then she was caught shoplifting in one of London's most elegant department stores. And only hours later, found falling-down drunk in the hotel bar. Kay Emory had inherited an unexpected and dangerous legacy - a heritage of betrayal and treachery that had once come close to costing her life as an undercover sabotage agent in France. Kay only knew that she couldn't go to the police with her story. Instinct told her that perhaps this whole epi sode was a frame-up connected with her wartime years, yet she wondered what in her past she could have left behind. Any number of people might have wanted her out of the way - but one man, she discovers, stands to gain the most, and he was already moving in to settle accounts....
"Romy Salisbury was everything he despised in a woman"Dominic smiled-a cold smile-as his mind lingered on the pleasure and the retribution he was going to exact in the next few days.He had waited five years for his moment and now it was here. It was high time that he settled the score with the delicious Miss Romy Salisbury.REVENGE is Sweetwhen it leads to love!Presents Extravaganza25 YEARS!
This is a story about Hatim Tai, his generous way in life and the various adventures in his life.
A heartbreaking story of victory, defeat, and of a spiritual search in a profane world, this is the story of Night Bear and his people. It is the tale of the land they cherish and the lives they hold sacred, lived until the enemy can no longer be stopped, and the dead have few left to weep for them.
Analysis of the basic concepts behind the fiction we read.
As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the "seven beauties" of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience's development into a global regime.
Seven Blessings maps out the complicated lives of five expatriate women and men whose search for a soul mate, in many ways, mirrors their search for God. At the center of this fascinating novel is Beth, who at age thirty-nine longs to be married but despairs she ever will be. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, he has what she believes to be an insurmountable flaw. Can she overcome her repugnance in order to forge a new life? Binyamin, a talented painter and student, lacks the humility to identify a worthy wife. He strains the matchmakers' patience until his search for perfect love finally becomes ridiculous, even to himself. Tsippi and Judith, the matchmakers, are stumbling themselves, with marriages that need propping up. In this land of miracles, seeking the right match, whether between singles, husband and wife, student and teacher, or man and God, becomes a quest that opens religious books to us in a new way. Rich characters, an intriguing setting, writing that offers unique nuances, and ultimately a story that keeps you turning the pages all combine to introduce a remarkable newcomer. Seven Blessings redefines the Jewish experience, with a story that will ring with truth for anyone who's ever considered getting married.
"The Passover was a feast that was to be kept forever, however this was stopped as a church practice by Constantine in AD 325. Since that time, generally, the Passover and the other six feasts have not been observed throughout Christianity. That must change! The time for change is now. There is too much at stake. I believe God has shown me that He has promised seven supernatural blessings to those who observe His feasts, beginning with Passover." In his latest blockbuster book, Steve Munsey explores why the Jewish people have celebrated the Passover and the other six feasts annually since the time of Moses, over 3,000 years ago. Even a first-time reader of the Old Testament cannot help but notice that the seven feasts given by God to the children of Israel were uniquely meaningful. These were God's own holy days, and specific instructions were given.The first was Passover, the foundational feast.Those who correctly observed this feast received supernatural blessings. Passover blessings include: * God Will Assign an Angel to You * God Will Be an Enemy to Your Enemies * God Will Give You Prosperity * God Will Take Sickness Away from You * God Will Give You a Long Life * God Will Cause Increase in Your Life * God Will Give a Special Year's Blessing. God sets schedules and time boundaries for His feasts and blessings. He is poised to pour out these blessings upon your life. Now, through Seven Blessings of the Passover, it is time to learn how to unleash these Passover blessings in your life today!
A Caldecott Honor Book. "It's a pillar," says Red Mouse. "It's a fan!" cries Orange Mouse. "No, it's a spear," says Yellow Mouse. But as the seven blind mice go out one by one to investigate the strange Something by the pond, each comes back with a different idea of what it is. Argue as they might, they cannot agree. Only when the last mouse ventures out and investigates do they finally learn for certain what the strange Something is, and what the whole truth is as well! Caldecott medalist Ed Young's paper-collage illustrations joyously capture the wit and humor of this tale based on the ancient fable of the Blind Men and the Elephant. The very youngest readers will delight in Young's brightly colored mice who will lead them to discoveries of color, the days of the week, and one of the truest paths to wisdom.
With humor and wit, internationally acclaimed author Margaret Mahy captures the courageous adventures of seven brothers who use their supernatural gifts to overpower a cruel emperor. Even little brother's tears help save the day. Other books by Margaret Mahy are available in this library.
All of us will experience grief in our lives and in SEVEN CHOICES, the reader is guided through the often-confusing range of emotions and issues that occur during the grieving process. The author identifies the 7 major phases of grief, each of which offers the griever a choice that will engender growth and allow them to break with the past and experience the discovery of a stronger and balanced self. IMPACT, SECOND CRISIS, OBSERVATION, THE TURN, RECONSTRUCTION, WORKING THROUGH and INTEGRATION. Elizabeth Neeld lost her own young husband 10 yrs ago and her own journey through grief is poignantly told, as are the stories of others who have have coped with loss, helping readers understand that they are not alone in their chaos and confusion. Her familiarity with the scientific literature gives the reader invaluable information on how our choices and behavior determine our progress. Enriched by the experiences of people who have found a renewed zest for life, this beautifully written book provides the deep compassion, the keen insight, and the practical steps that will empower the bereaved person to become a healthier, happier and wise individual.
How do we read a book as an object in a network, in a post-book, post-reading, meta-data environment? Seven Controlled Vocabularies models a generic book, a kind of field guide to the arts, wherein distinctions between various aesthetic disciplines are relaxed or dissolved and where avant-garde notions of difficulty are replaced with more relaxing and ambient formats such as yoga, disco, and meditation. Each of the book's seven sections is devoted to a particular art form--film, photography, painting, the novel, architecture, music, and theory--and includes both text and found photographs as it explores the idea of what it means to be a book in an era when reading is disappearing into a diverse array of cultural products, media formats, and aesthetic practices. Seven Controlled Vocabularies will be available in a variety of print and electronic book delivery systems and formats.
A trained submissive, Eleanor will do whatever her master commands...even spend a week with a stranger. Daniel has been a recluse since his wife's death, and Eleanor's lover thinks spending time with her will be therapeutic-especially since Daniel is also a Dom.Despite her defiant streak, Eleanor can't resist giving in to Daniel's erotic demands. But while she'll let him have her body, she's determined to keep a guard around her heart. Even if Daniel wants to make Eleanor his permanently....
A seven-day book of magic proves to be fractious for five children, who must learn the book's rules and tame its magic.
"Luckily for Edward Eager's fans, the children in his latest book are just as lively and literary as those in Half Magic."--The New York Times Book Review
In this exclusive eBook, celebrity chef Curtis Stone, host of Bravo's hugely popular Top Chef Masters, whips up an entire week's worth of easy, tasty dinners! A happy family starts with a home-cooked meal. But the demands of every day life--soccer games, dance recitals, late nights at the office--can present major challenges to getting dinner on the table each night. Curtis Stone's Seven Days, Seven Dinners provides a week's worth of delicious, doable dinner recipes. Inspired by his cookbook What's for Dinner?, each dish is designed to feed a busy life with quick, easy, and affordable meals. * Motivating Monday: A healthy meal that starts the week off right * Time-Saving Tuesday: Dinner on the table in 35 minutes * One-Pot Wednesday: A flavorful dish made in just one skillet, leaving you with less cleanup * Thrifty Thursday: Feeding your family on a budget gives you more for less * Five-Ingredient Friday: A simple recipe that's fun and helps kick off the weekend * Dinner Party Saturday: An extraordinary dinner to bring out your inner chef * Family Supper Sunday: A comforting family favorite made with lots of love Seven Days, Seven Dinners is sure to bring confidence to your kitchen and happiness to your table every night of the week.
In the first gray of a mid-September morning, Thomas Pitt, mainstay of Her Majesty's Special Branch, is summoned to Connaught Square mansion where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow. Nearby stands the tenant of the house, the beautiful and notorious Egyptian woman Ayesha Zakhari, who falls under the shadow of suspicion. Pitt's orders, emanating from Prime Minister Gladstone himself, are to protect-at all costs-the good name of the third person in the garden: senior cabinet mini...
Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other houseguests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6:30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank then backfired, with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "Seven Dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance. . . .
Standup comedian Carlin (1937-2008) is perhaps best remembered for his taboo-breaking shtik about the "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," for which he was arrested in 1972. Journalist/culture critic Sullivan (Boston Globe contributor) traces his tumultuous life, comedic evolution and legacy as a counterculture icon, and his role in battles over censorship that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision on broadcast indecency. The book includes photos of Carlin throughout his career. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
An American explorer is captured and drawn into an exotic inferno. There he is introduced to the greatest men and the most beautiful women of his day--all slaves of Satan.
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