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In this riveting prequel to her novel Little Mercies, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores how even the smallest lies can have far-reaching consequences When the body of a woman is discovered in a local park--with her bewildered four-year-old son sitting beside her--veteran social worker Ellen Moore is called in to assist in the police investigation. Positioned beneath a statue of Leto, the goddess of motherhood, the crime is weighted with meaning and, Ellen discovers, remarkably similar to one from a decade past. Ellen's professional duty is to protect the child, but she's not equipped to contend with a killer. As she races to connect the dots, she knows her time is running out. And the stakes are high: if she fails, another mother is sure to make the ultimate sacrifice.
In this riveting prequel to her novel Little Mercies, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores how even the smallest lies can have far-reaching consequences.When the body of a woman is discovered in a local park-with her bewildered four-year-old son sitting beside her-veteran social worker Ellen Moore is called in to assist in the police investigation. Positioned beneath a statue of Leto, the goddess of motherhood, the crime is weighted with meaning and, Ellen discovers, remarkably similar to one from a decade past.Ellen's professional duty is to protect the child, but she's not equipped to contend with a killer. As she races to connect the dots, she knows her time is running out. And the stakes are high: if she fails, another mother is sure to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Will Natalie Shelton be able to keep her new Beverly Hills image or will secrets put her angelic show off the air?
Inspirational stories and affirmations reveal the sacred laws that provide spiritual enlightenment. These 36 beautifully presented and encouraging laws offer readers from all walks of life a path towards happiness. Uplifting and accessible, the true stories presented extend an understanding of these spiritual laws, which govern all life. Vividly illustrated accounts and metaphors show how prosperity, success, and well-being can be achieved.
Now that the twins have begun to settle into their new lives at Elm Medona, they delve deeper into The Treasure Chest and uncover more about the Pickworth family, including the disappearance of their great-uncle Thorne and the theft of priceless family artifacts. In this adventure, The Treasure Chest transports Felix and Maisie to tropical St. Croix in 1772. There they meet a young man named Alexander Hamilton who is about to embark on a journey to New York. Felix and Maisie aren't sure why The Treasure Chest has brought them to meet Alexander, but they are determined to not let him out of their sights . . . even if that means stowing away on the very ship he is sailing off on! .
Finding the right mate is no small matter... Little Little La Belle is the daughter of the wealthiest businessman in town. She is everything an heiress should be -- beautiful, independent, and perfect in every way. Except for one thing: she is only three feet, three inches tall. And now that she is about to turn eighteen, her parents are conspiring to get her married to the perfect young man. But Little Little has plans of her own. With characters who play their cards close to the vest and closer to the ground, Little Little is a love story unlike any other.
The Little Locksmith, Katharine Butler Hathaway's luminous memoir of disability, faith, and transformation, is a critically acclaimed but largely forgotten literary classic brought back into print for the first time in thirty years. The Little Locksmith begins in 1895 when a specialist straps five-year-old Katharine, then suffering from spinal tuberculosis, to a board with halters and pulleys in a failed attempt to prevent her being a "hunchback." Her mother says that she should be thankful that her parents are able to have her cared for by a famous surgeon; otherwise, she would grow up to be like the "little locksmith," who does jobs at their home; he has a "strange, awful peak in his back." Forced to endure "a horizontal life of night and day," Katharine remains immobile until age fifteen, only to find that she, too, has a hunched back and is "no larger than a ten-year-old child." The Little Locksmith charts Katharine's struggle to transcend physical limitations and embrace her life, her body and herself in the face of debilitating bouts of frustration and shame. Her spirit and courage prevail, and she succeeds in expanding her world far beyond the boundaries prescribed by her family and society: she attends Radcliffe College, forms deep friendships, begins to write, and in 1921, purchases a house of her own in Castine, Maine. There she creates her home, room by room, fashioning it as a space for guests, lovers, and artists. The Little Locksmith stands as a testimony to Katharine's aspirations and desires-for independence, for love, and for the pursuit of her art."We tend to forget nowadays that there is more than one variety of hero (and heroine). Katharine Butler Hathaway, who died last Christmas Eve, was the kind of heroine whose deeds are rarely chronicled. They were not spectacular and no medal would have been appropriate for her. All she did was to take a life which fate had cast in the mold of a frightful tragedy and redesign it into a quiet, modest work of art. The life was her own."When Katharine Butler was five, she fell victim to spinal tuberculosis. For ten years she was strapped to a board (that means one hundred and twenty months, an infinity of days and hours and minutes)
First published in 1942 and reprinted here by the Feminist Press, this is the deeply honest memoir of Katharine Butler, who was disabled from childhood due to tuberculosis of the spine. Butler describes her bedridden childhood and her emergence as a teenager with a notably different-looking body. She writes openly of her longing for sexual love and her sense that it was forever denied to her because of her difference. Much of the book concerns the author's renovation of and hopes for a house in Castine on the coast of Maine, which she dreamed would become a house for children, artists, and lovers. Nancy Mairs' afterword provides fascinating information about the author's life.
At the age of sixteen Frances Hodgson Burnett moved to Tennessee with her bankrupt family and began writing for American magazines as means to support herself. Over two decades later Burnett published Little Lord Fauntleroy, modeling the character after her son Vivian. Burnett's text and Reginald Birch's original illustrations helped popularize a very romantic style of dress for boys -- a velvet suit with a broad lace collar -- in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
In this riveting true story of teenage obsession, torture, and murder, Quinlan, a staff member of the Louisville Courier-Journal--and the only journalist to interview all the parties involved--recounts the horrific events surrounding the murder of 12-year-old Shandra Sharer by a group of teenaged girls.
Girls ages 4 to 6 love dolphins, so they will love reading how Barbie® rescues a cute baby dolphin in this Step into Reading leveled reader!
Three of her favorite Irish stories in one volume:<P> * Spellbound <P> * Ever After <P> * In Dreams
Anthology containing: Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada Illuminations for Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada
Two selections from Harlequin's American Romance( collection make up this special promotional sampler. In Cresswell's "Marriage on the Run, " Laura's wacky aunt entangles her in a mysterious scheme involving a handsome Italian who needs a wife. And in Jensen's "The Little Matchmaker, " Beth never expects the sheriff to pose as her fianc to help her keep custody of her son.
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and continuing on into the present. He frames the matter by examining both "revisionist" denial of the Nazi-perpatrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive "uniqueness," using the full scope of what happened in Europe as a backdrop against which to demonstrate that genocide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians. Churchill lays bare the means by which many of these realities have remained hidden, how public understanding of this most monstrous of crimes has been subverted not only by its perpetrators and their beneficiaries but by the institutions and individuals who perceive advantages in the confusion. In particular, he outlines the reasons underlying the United States's 40-year refusal to ratify the Genocide Convention, as well as the implications of the attempt to exempt itself from compliance when it finally offered its "endorsement. " In conclusion, Churchill proposes a more adequate and coherent definition of the crime as a basis for identifying, punishing, and preventing genocidal practices, wherever and whenever they occur. Ward Churchill (enrolled Keetoowah Cherokee) is Professor of American Indian Studies with the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A member of the American Indian Movement since 1972, he has been a leader of the Colorado chapter for the past fifteen years. Among his previous books have been Fantasies of a Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Since Predator Came, and From a Native Son.
The characters from Little Women grow up and begin new adventures at Plumfield, a progressive school founded by Jo and her husband, Professor Baer.
In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences... Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity-the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends' couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another. A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.
The Little Mermaid, The Tinder Box, Great Claus and Little Claus, The Swineherd.
The Little Mermaid can't wait to turn fifteen so she can swim to the surface of the sea. She wants to see the tall mountains, lovely sunsets, and people walking on two legs. When the little mermaid finally reaches land, she falls in love with a charming prince. She will be forced to give up the sea forever to remain with her true love. "The Little Mermaid, " "The Steadfast Tin Soldier, " "The Tinderbox, " and "Thumbelina" are all included in this collection, which will take readers on rich, magical adventures.
The little mermaid princess, Ariel, and her six older sisters--Aquata, Alana, Andrina, Attina, Adella, and Arista--live in a glorious castle deep below the ocean. But growing up in a palace isn't easy...especially with seven teenage mermaids and a strict father all living under one roof! Join the favorite characters from Disney's recent classic film The Little Mermaid as they discover that life under the sea is fun, fascinating...and always full of surprises! Ariel is miserable when her father invites Countess Oystera's stuck-up, bossy daughter, Pearl, to stay at the palace. But things get much worse when Pearl discovers Ariel's secret collection of land objects and threatens to tell King Triton. Desperate for Pearl's secrecy, Ariel agrees to do anything and everything Pearl asks. But when Pearl is suddenly captured by fishermen, will Ariel put aside her bad feelings for the selfish mermaid...and help save her life?
By reading "The Little Midrash Says" you will find out how wonderful it is to learn Torah. The Book of Beraishis begins by telling us about the creation of the world by Hashem. Then it mainly deals with Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov, and their wives and children. The Torah tells us so much about them, because they were the founders of our people, the Jewish people. They were wonderful tzaddikim (righteous people), who served Hashem every day, every hour, and every minute of their lives.
Sh'mos--the second of the five Books of the Torah--continues the story begun in the Book of Beraishis. You will not find all the answers to the parsiia-quizzes in the text of "The little Midrash Says." To answer some questions you must know the pesukim (verses) of the parsha. If you are not able to study the pesukim by yourself, perhaps you can ask an older brother or sister or a parent to find the right passuk and help you.
The Book of Vayikra is different from the first two Books of the Torah, Beraishis and Sh'mos. It mostly discusses laws about the Mishkan and Bais Hamikdash. Therefore, do you think that it is not important to learn this Book of the Torah? The contrary is true; it is most important for all of you to know it.
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