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It's the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift and they even know where Daddy is--inside a snowglobe-shaped Christmas tree ornament. Now all they have to do is get inside the ornament and rescue Daddy. Hopefully, Mommy's in there with him. For heaven's sake, how are they supposed to shrink all of them (plus the cats!) down to a size small enough to fit in the globe and then actually get inside it? Of course, through magic or just shear will power--who really knows which--the girls have done quite a few things that, to be honest, they really shouldn't have been able to do. But this seems like asking too much even for these intelligent and talented girls. But the Eights are also a very determined group. Now that they know where Daddy is, they will--and they do--find a way to him. But they never would have guessed what else awaits them inside the snowglobe.
Thirteen-year-old Willow, after nearly drowning in Pinecone Lake, begins experiencing weird dreams that lead her to believe that she led a previous life in Egypt.
Summer 1967: Thirteen-year-old Maisie is at her family's home, a decaying medieval abbey in the heart of rural Suffolk. Lucas, a student and friend, painting a portrait of Maisie and her older sisters, Julia and Finn. In turn, Maisie embarks upon a portrait of her own: she begins an account of her family and of a summer in which their lives will irrevocably, and terribly, change. She introduces us to arrogant, beautiful Julia; > intellectual, magnetic Finn; to honorable, con:ntional Nicholas, a neighbor training to be a octor; and Gypsy-blooded Daniel Nunn, a vilge friend to the sisters and a longtime idol of Maisie's. More than twenty years later, Lucas's nowmous portrait of the three Mortland sisters hangs in a London retrospective show of his artwork. Daniel, who's risen from rural poverty to a healthy but soulless and troubled London existence, finds himself still obsessed with the three sisters and haunted by the summer of 1967. Now he embarks on a journey to understand what happened to their lives-and seek redemption for his own. A dramatic, atmospheric novel in a grand storytelling tradition, beguiling, complex, hauntingly sad, and often funny. A tour de force of tales within «. it sets the capstone on bestselling author Sally Beauman's literary career.
The Sisters of APF is Zane's first book based on one of her most popular short story subjects, the sexy escapades of a sorority like no other. APF stands for Alpha Phi Fuckem, a sorority dedicated to sexual freedom and the fulfillment of its members. Zane's APF stories have appeared in her earlier collections, including The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, and are favorites among her readers. Many readers have written to Zane and asked to join the sorority or to launch a new chapter in their region. APF is fantasy, but the enthusiasm of Zane's fans is real. So now, with The Sisters of APF, she's offering readers what they want, a book-length story chronicling the adventures -- and recruitment process -- of the fearlessly sexy women of APF. Mary Ann is the daughter of a chicken farmer from South Dakota. She has never been more than fifty miles from home and has led a sheltered life. By the time she goes off to college in Washington, D.C., she has been intimate with only one man -- her high school sweetheart. The resident manager of Mary Ann's dormitory, Patricia, befriends the country bumpkin. She finds Mary Ann amusing, but also senses something intriguing about her, hidden under the surface. After Mary Ann becomes smitten with Trevor, the campus playboy, Patricia is determined to show Mary Ann how not to be a victim, but rather how to outdo the players and heartbreakers. She indoctrinates Mary Ann into the ranks of the sexiest secret society ever: the sisters of APF.
Karl Latte's ability to read minds makes him the only man to save Romy who is the last genetically-tailored females built by a corporation that are being systematically killed off.
Henry VIII's sisters, neglected by generations of historians, impacted the lives and perceptions of their contemporaries more forcefully than did any of their brother's famous six wives. Maria Perry examines the lives of these extraordinary women and analyzes their influence on European Tudor Age history. Both Margaret and Mary, initially accepted their status as pawns in the dynastic power struggles that raged across sixteenth-century Europe. Margaret became queen of Scotland at age thirteen; family members arranged beautiful Mary's betrothal to the aging King of France when she was twelve. But both women chose their second husbands for love. Margaret bucked convention by marrying and divorcing twice after Henry's advancing armies slaughtered her first husband and kidnapped her children. Mary risked execution by proposing to the handsome Duke of Suffolk. By illuminating the characters of these two historical figures, Perry casts light on other aspects of Tudor England, offering a fresh interpretation of Henry VIII's upbringing and of his relationship with immediate family members. In this eye-opening expose of the intrigue and scandal that simmered just beneath the Tudors' regal image, Perry reveals striking new information about a family that - more than any other - shaped the development of both Reformation England and the modern world. She delivers a new and entirely viable theory about what transpired on the wedding night of Henry's doomed elder brother, Arthur, England's heir apparent, and she presents her own spectacular findings on Henry's illegitimate son, his "worldly jewel," the shadowy Duke of Richmond. Perry rescues two remarkable princesses from the shadows of history and radically challenges popular views of both the king and his era. Actress and writer MARIA PERRY was educated at Somerville College, Oxford. Following a career in journalism, both in England and in Sweden, she undertook a wide spectrum of roles on stage and television and in film. She is a founding member of the London recording group The Poetry People. Her previous books, The Word of a Prince: A Life of Elizabeth I and Knightbridge Woman, both received high acclaim. She lives in London.
In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
Mysterious but not frightening, the Dark Moon (the night before the New Moon) is less familiar yet equally as powerful as the Full Moon. There are no secrets on the Dark Moon Path, but there is hidden wisdom. Sisters of the Dark Moon presents the thirteen Dark Moons of the year by the zodiac sign in which they fall, along with rituals designed to help you experience and learn from their energies. You'll explore the Dark Moon lessons of: * The Unseen in Aquarius, Time in Pisces, Identity in Aries, The Body in Taurus, Knowledge in Gemini, Emotion in Cancer, * Risk in Leo, Silence in Virgo, Descent in Libra, Intuition in Scorpio, Creativity in Sagittarius, Power in Capricorn, * The Dark in Arachne (a spirit sign). Deepen your understanding of the Moon and the Goddess as you experience the intuitive and deep healing of the dark.
The Yellow City is in crisis. The wells are running dry, and the Sun Mages have been unable to call the rains. Frustrated and impotent, Mages across the land can no longer work the magic that once ran their empire. Now the magic lies solely in the hands of a few women-the first ever to have developed magical powers. The men's anger knows no bounds-and that hatred spills over in a series of violent attacks. Now, Raeshaldis, Summer Concubine, and Pomegranate Woman, three uneducated and unskilled women, must band together and use their new powers to save both their country and themselves.
In "Sisters of the Yam", Hooks examines how the emotional health of black women is wounded by daily assaults of racism and sexism. Exploring such central life issues as work, beauty, trauma, addiction, eroticism and estrangement from nature, Hooks shares numerous strategies for self-recovery and healing. She also shows how black women can empower themselves and effectively struggle against racism, sexism and consumer capitalism.
Sisters speak out on how to improve their retreats, what they want in a retreat master, what forms of meditation talks are the most helpful, etc.
Sit back with a warm cup of herbal tea and sink into the relaxing pleasures of a story from an Amish community, virtually insulated from the fast pace of modern life. Meet Ruth Hostettler and discover how even a cocoon of tradition cannot protect the Hostettler family from unjust evil in the world. Watch as generations of faith struggle to stand firm and one woman's dreams are put to the test.
This family biography considers the consequences of competing ideologies--Communist, royalist, and Fascist--on a twentieth-century English family, which happened to include four best-selling authors.
Fall is here and the Camdens are each going on an adventure! Ruthie is off to Hollywood. She's won a walk-on role in her favorite television show and an all-expenses-paid trip, but her mother seems bent on spoiling all the fun. Simon and Robbie are off to spend a weekend in the mountains. Will they stop bickering long enough to find their way out of the woods? Meanwhile, Lucy and Mary are testing their survival skills in New York City! A Christmas shopping trip sounds harmless enough, but it's easy to find trouble if you go looking for it!
Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey--sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation's destiny--are the captivating subjects of Leanda de Lisle's new book. The Sisters Who Would Be Queen breathes fresh life into these three young women, who were victimized in the notoriously vicious Tudor power struggle and whose heirs would otherwise probably be ruling England today. Born into aristocracy, the Grey sisters were the great-granddaughters of Henry VII, grandnieces to Henry VIII, legitimate successors to the English throne, and rivals to Henry VIII's daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Lady Jane, the eldest, was thrust center stage by greedy men and uncompromising religious politics when she briefly succeeded Henry's son, the young Edward I. Dubbed "the Nine Days Queen" after her short, tragic reign from the Tower of London, Jane has over the centuries earned a special place in the affections of the English people as a "queen with a public heart. " But as de Lisle reveals, Jane was actually more rebel than victim, more leader than pawn, and Mary and Katherine Grey found that they would have to tread carefully in order to avoid sharing their elder sister's violent fate. Navigating the politics of the Tudor court after Jane's death was a precarious challenge. Katherine Grey, who sought to live a stable life, earned the trust of Mary I, only to risk her future with a love marriage that threatened Queen Elizabeth's throne. Mary Grey, considered too petite and plain to be significant, looked for her own escape from the burden of her royal blood--an impossible task after she followed her heart and also incurred the queen's envy, fear, and wrath. Exploding the many myths of Lady Jane Grey's life, unearthing the details of Katherine's and Mary's dramatic stories, and casting new light on Elizabeth's reign, Leanda de Lisle gives voice and resonance to the lives of the Greys and offers perspective on their place in history and on a time when a royal marriage could gain a woman a kingdom or cost her everything.
Meg blogs about her perfect big sister, who has a big problem with food. As she tries to attract a boyfriend and deal with her beautiful but troubled half-sister, artistically talented high school sophomore Meg records her thoughts and feelings in a blog--accessible only to her three closest friends.
This book discusses best teaching practices in a fun and engaging way.
This small book is taken from the spoken message of evangelist Watchman Nee in China before the Japanese war. A study in Ephesians.
TV cameras follow Spencer Babbitt and his wacky friends around their Hollywood school, creating havoc at every turn.
Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years -- and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor, she has recently unearthed evidence of a seventeenth-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy -- due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival -- and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the relics. But that means digging deep to get to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archaeological community -- which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.
Policies forged by all levels of government affect the lives of urban residents. Contributors to this volume explore how intergovernmental relations shape urban policies and how various social forces are involved in - or excluded from - the policy process. Focusing on diverse policy fields including emergency planning, image-building, immigrant settlement, infrastructure, federal property, and urban Aboriginal policy, Sites of Governance presents detailed studies of the largest city in each of Canada's provinces. Drawing on extensive documentary research and hundreds of interviews, contributors offer rich, nuanced analyses and a wealth of policy cases, ranging from preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics to the development of innovative immigrant settlement programming in Winnipeg. Dominant themes include the importance of resources and formal jurisdiction in multilevel policy making, and the struggle for influence between business interests and other social forces. Essential reading for anyone concerned with the quality of urban life in Canada, Sites of Governance offers important insights about how multilevel governance works in Canadian cities. Contributors include Laurence Bherer (Université de Montréal), David Bulger (University of Prince Edward Island), Christopher Dunn (Memorial University), Robert Finbow (Dalhousie University), Joseph Garcea (University of Saskatchewan), Pierre Hamel (Université de Montréal), Martin Horak (University of Western Ontario), Thomas Hutton (University of British Columbia), Christopher Leo (University of Winnipeg), Greg Marquis (University of New Brunswick , Saint John), Byron Miller (University of Calgary), Cecily Pantin (Memorial University), Alan Smart (University of Calgary), Donald Story (University of Saskatchewan), and Robert Young (University of Western Ontario).
Jean LaBarge faces the dangers of Russian-owned Sitka. Fired by Helen's courage and by the call of his country, Jean is ready for a fight--to win Alaska for America.
A biography of the American Indian who engineered the defeat of Custer and his troops at Little Big Horn and toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Richly researched, told with sweep, speed, and balance, here is a biography of the man who was arguably the Plains Indians' most revered, most visionary leader. Tatan'ka Iyota'ke--Sitting Bull--was the great Hunkpapa Lakota chief who helped defeat Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. But more than that, he was a profound holy man and seer, an astute judge of men, a singer and speaker for his people's ways. In the face of the army, the railroad, the discovery of gold, and the decimation of the buffalo, he led his band to Canada rather than "come in" to the white man's reservation. To render Sitting Bull in context, the author explores the differences in white and Indian cultures in the nineteenth century and shows the forces at work--economic pressure, racism, technology, post-Civil War politics in Washington and in the army--that led to the creation of a continental nation at the expense of a whole people.
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