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Sternberg tells the story of 8-year-old Eleanor, whose beloved babysitter, Bibi, must move away to care for her ailing father. Lyrically written in a poetic style, this story follows Eleanor as she tries to bear the summer without Bibi.
Anthony Murdock seems to be a true Mighty Man of God. His focus on success and pursuing God's abundance helped him become a top executive at the hottest new company in Maryland. He's won the heart of an upscale, ambitious woman and has finally returned to his roots as a minister-in-training at his childhood church. But he's also made the kind of mistake that is slowly tearing at his peace of mind...and threatening to destroy everything he's worked to build. Now, to make things right, Anthony will have to stay one step ahead of enemies open and hidden-and untangle secrets from his family's past he never could have expected. And he must confront and repent the personal greed and misguided pride that have driven him for far too long if he is to regain his reputation, recapture his self-respect-and walk in the fullness of his calling.
Troubled fourteen-year-old Gayle is sent down South to live with her uncle and aunt, where her life begins to change as she experiences the healing power of the family.
Ben was a bright, happy little boy. Yet he was easily distracted, he wouldn't make eye contact, and he couldn't comprehend the simplest things said to him. At age three he still hadn't started talking. Finally, Karen Foli knew she had to act, and she took her son to a speech and hearing clinic. What the clinicians reported chilled her: Ben's speech and language were delayed by one to two years. Testing results and speech therapists suggested problems that included the words "probably retarded and perhaps autistic." But Karen, trusting her mother's intuition, knew that Ben was intelligent and that he was frustrated by his inability to communicate, so she continued to try to help her son. She discovered that he possessed the hallmarks of auditory processing disorder, the aural equivalent of dyslexia. Like Sound Through Water is the story of Karen's struggle to get Ben the help he needed to learn the most basic skill of all: to communicate with the world. She ran the gauntlet of medical disbelievers and pediatric therapists who refused to understand the very new Þndings of auditory processing disorder. Even her husband, a psychiatrist specializing in children's afÞictions, had never heard of APD. Despite this, he kept a steadfast faith in his son. Now, after years of intensive treatment for APD, Ben is an academically successful, hardworking little boy with a bright future to look forward to. Like Sound Through Water is a testament to a mother's love and her devotion to her son's care; it is also an instructive journey for those who are discovering the world of APD and a guidebook to negotiating the land mines of its treatment. Above all, it is a beautifully written tale of hope and optimism.
Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand-new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series! Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Now separated from her beloved brother, for men and women do not mix in this community, Lydia must adjust to many changes. But in time, and with her courageous spirit, she learns to find the joy in life again.
No woman who cares about anyone or anything should be without this book! In short, positive, meditative essays, Gage clarifies and explores the vulnerabilities and challenges of being an active, passionate woman. The goal is not to complain, but rather to encourage, to uplift, and to provide a guide to renewal, achievement, and freedom to lead, grow, bless, and create. FROM THE PUBLISHER Like There's No Tomorrow takes no prisoners. This is a meditation book which will clear your political sinuses and blow out the cobwebs of fuzzy "live-and-let-live" thinking. The essays may be read as a series of mini-lectures or as inspirational meditations. From such Hot Role Models as Gertrude Stein, Chyrstos, bell hooks, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and Audre Lorde. The quotations have been selected with scrupulous attention to multiculturalism, which not only includes representation of women of varying races and ethnicities, but also of varying physical abilities, ages, weights, sexual orientations, and class background.
With the help of Boy Shopping, Gemma is making a new play for Mr. Right! Gemma is beautiful, black, and eternally single. If only she were as big a hit with the boys as she is on the basketball court. With so many fouls in the romance department, she's racked up way more Mr. Wrongs than she can count. But now she's decided to go on the offense and give online dating a try--and it's up to you (the reader!) to play matchmaker and pick Gemma's slam dunk. . . Drew isn't really a hottie, yet he's way nicer than the duds Gemma usually falls for. Dan's an artist, who may be too smart for his own good, and the story he's included with his profile melts Gemma's heart (plus he's gorgeous!). Ethan is a basketball player--a no-no in Gemma's book--but she'll soon discover that he isn't your typical jock. And Christopher is a super-cute, super-clever surfer who hooked Gemma from the start. Is he just another jerk? With all this heart-stopping action off the court, Gemma will never be stuck on the dating bench again. . . More fun than watching the playoffs, Like This and Like That is the second interactive novel in The Boy Shopping series that lets the reader choose who goes out on a date! Nia Stephens holds a degree in literature from Harvard University. She earned her M. F. A. from Oregon State University and is currently at work on a Young Adult fantasy series. Like This and Like That is her second novel in the Boy Shopping series.
"Evocative and hopeful," says Newbery Honor-Winner Rita Williams-Garcia of this intense survival story set during the Armenian genocide of 1915. It is 1914, and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling into violence. Beyond Anatolia, in the Armenian Highlands, Shahen Donabedian dreams of going to New York. Sosi, his twin sister, never wants to leave her home, especially now that she is in love. At first, only Papa, who counts Turks and Kurds among his closest friends, stands in Shahen's way. But when the Ottoman pashas set in motion their plans to eliminate all Armenians, neither twin has a choice. After a horrifying attack leaves them orphaned, they flee into the mountains, carrying their little sister, Mariam. But the children are not alone. An eagle watches over them as they run at night and hide each day, making their way across mountain ridges and rivers red with blood. "I have walked through the remnants of the Armenian civilization in Palu and Chunkush, I have stood on the banks of the Euphrates. And still I was unprepared for how deeply moved I would be by Dana Walrath's poignant, unflinching evocation of the Armenian Genocide. Her beautiful poetry and deft storytelling stayed with me long after I had finished this powerful novel in verse." --Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sandcastle Girls and Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands "A heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work." --Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal-winning author of Out of the Dust "This eloquent verse novel brings one of history's great tragedies to life." --Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree"This beautiful, yet at times brutally vivid, historical verse novel will bring this horrifying, tragic period to life for astute, mature readers." --School Library Journal, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen--"Here is the effect of these two books," wrote the Chicago Tribune: "A reader finishes them buzzing with awe". Jim Shepard now gives us his first entirely new collection in more than a decade. Like You'd Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators only Shepard could bring to pitch-perfect life. Among them: a middle-aged Aeschylus taking his place at Marathon, still vying for parental approval. A maddeningly indefatigable Victorian explorer hauling his expedition, whaleboat and all, through the Great Australian Desert in midsummer. The first woman in space and her cosmonaut lover, caught in the star-crossed orbits of their joint mission. Two Texas high school football players at the top of their food chain, soliciting their fathers' attention by leveling everything before them on the field. And the rational and compassionate chief executioner of Paris, whose occupation, during the height of the Terror, eats away at all he holds dear. Brimming with irony, compassion, and withering humor, these eleven stories are at once eerily pertinent and dazzlingly exotic, and they showcase the work of a protean, prodigiously gifted writer at the height of his form. Reading Jim Shepard, according to Michael Chabon, "is like encountering our national literature in microcosm. "
Are you wondering how you can improve your relationships with your friends and family? Are you curious how to get or keep the job of your dreams? Do you want to become a more popular person? This book will show you how to do all that by raising your likeability factor--or how much other people like you. After all, life is a series of popularity contests. The choices other people make about you determine your health, wealth, and happiness. And decades of research prove that people choose who they like. They vote for them, they buy from them, they marry them, and they spend precious time with them. The good news is that you can arm yourself for the contest and win life's battles for preference. How? By being likeable. The more you are liked--or the higher your likeability factor--the happier your life will be. This book will show you how to raise that likeability factor by teaching you how to boost four critical elements of your personality: *Friendliness: your ability to communicate liking and openness to others *Relevance: your capacity to connect with others' interests, wants, and needs *Empathy: your ability to recognize, acknowledge, and experience other people's feelings *Realness: the integrity that stands behind your likeability and guarantees its authenticity What happens when you improve in these areas and boost your likeability factor? *You bring out the best in others *You survive life's challenges *You have better health--and even improve others' health, too *You outperform in your daily roles *You win the popularity contests that define your life Join me for a few hours and I'll share the results of hundreds of thousands of pages of research, numerous seminars, and hundreds of interviews with people just like you! Together let's build our likeability factor and improve our lives! Also available as a Random House AudioBook
The haunting follow up to the Edgar Award-winning debut In the Woods Tana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. Now both French and Detective Cassie Maddox return to unravel a case even more sinister and enigmatic than the first. Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction. And look for French's other mysteries In the Woods, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place for more of the Dublin Murder Squad. Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014. keness captivated readers by introducing them to her unique, character-driven style and her new mystery, Broken Harbor, is eagerly anticipated. Her singular skill at creating richly drawn, complex worlds makes her novels not mere whodunits but brilliant and satisfying novels about memory, identity, loss, and what defines us as humans. With Faithful Place, the highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder squad, French takes readers into the mind of Frank Mackey, the hotheaded mastermind of The Likeness, as he wrestles with his own past and the family, the lover, and the neighborhood he thought he'd left behind for good. Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling psychological thriller In the Woods Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She's transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O'Neill, but she's too badly shaken to make a commitment to him or to her career. Then Sam calls her to the scene of his new case: a young woman found stabbed to death in a small town outside Dublin. The dead girl's ID says her name is Lexie Madison--the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective--and she looks exactly like Cassie. With no leads, no suspects, and no clue to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old undercover boss, Frank Mackey, spots the opportunity of a lifetime. They can say that the stab wound wasn't fatal and send Cassie undercover in her place to find out information that the police never would and to tempt the killer out of hiding. At first Cassie thinks the idea is crazy, but she is seduced by the prospect of working on a murder investigation again and by the idea of assuming the victim's identity as a graduate student with a cozy group of friends. As she is drawn into Lexie's world, Cassie realizes that the girl's secrets run deeper than anyone imagined. Her friends are becoming suspicious, Sam has discovered a generations-old feud involving the old house the students live in, and Frank is starting to suspect that Cassie's growing emotional involvement could put the whole investigation at risk. Another gripping psychological thriller featuring the headstrong protagonist we've come to love, from an author who has proven that she can deliver.
"I shouldn't have to tell him that again!" "She is just so spoiled." "They don't appreciate anything I do for them." Do you feel like you're at the end of your rope? Are you exhausted by your kids arguing over every little thing? Finally there's a name for your feelings: "Parent Frustration Syndrome" (PFS). No kid is perfect, but parents often don't realize just how much their own thoughts, rather than their children's behavior, contribute to being emotionally overwhelmed and discouraged. In Liking the Child You Love, Renowned psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein offers proven strategies for taming the 9 most common toxic thought patterns that stop us from parenting effectively: * The "Always or Never" Trap * Label Gluing * Seething Sarcasm * Smoldering Suspicions * Detrimental Denial * Emotional Overheating * Blame Blasting * "Should" Slamming * Dooming Conclusions As you identify and put a stop to PFS's negative thought patterns, you'll be amazed at how your kids' defiant behavior quickly improves, without having to raise your voice or dole out harsh punishments. Soon you will have a closer, calmer, and more loving relationship with your kids--just by changing your own mindset.
The author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance examines life's essential issues as he recounts the journey down the Hudson River in a sailboat of his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus.
In the mythic city of Troy, amidst the shanty-towns, factories, opulent hotels, fading heritages and steadfast dreams, the children and grandchildren of rural peasants pursue meagre livings as best they can. And two young lovers embark upon a passionate journey of love and survival.
This elegant seed bead necklace, inspired by a 1930s example, was complicated to design but is actually extremely easy to make. The bead loops are simply added one at a time to a base
Daughter of a prominent nineteenth-century Maine shipbuilder, Cherish Winslow had a deep love for ships, the ocean--and her father's apprentice, Silas van der Zee. Once his childhood companion in Haven's End, Cherish wished Silas could see she was no longer a girl in pigtails but a woman in love.To Silas, Cherish was a beacon of light, illuminating his lonely life...yet he doubted a lowly apprentice could win the heart of such an elegant young lady. A stolen kiss brought a moment's hope...but he soon found himself tossed out on the street, with no job, no home, no chance of a future. In his darkest hour, Silas must find the strength to fight for his life--and for his beloved Cherish.
When she ran away from the juvenile home she was raised in, Cat Barker left more than an unstable childhood behind. She also left her first love, Jake Stone. The two had more in common than anyone understood, but neither knew how to trust. Now Cat needs help, and there's only one person she can turn to-Jake, her daughter's secret father. Though Cat can see the tender man she once cared for, she still fears love and marriage. Until a daunting challenge renews her faith-and teaches them all a lesson about trust.
Lila Fowler, whose parents are divorcing and whose father is too busy for her, is facing a sad Christmas until she meets Serena, a guardian angel, who understands Lila's problems.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are ready for spine-tingling chills when they go to Lila Fowler's big Halloween party at Hathway Manor. When they arrive, skeletons pop out of trapdoors, witches cackle over their bubbling brew, and candy eyeballs are served as snacks. Is it true that a ghost haunts Hathway Manor? Lila says she doesn't believe in ghosts, but she looks nervous--especially after Elizabeth sees a light flickering in an empty attic window. The light is not one of the planned special effects. Could Hathway Manor really be haunted?
In Lila's Secret, the twins have a "sleep-out" in their backyard.
Lila Fowler is dreading Valentine's Day. She has no valentine, and she's determined not to let her friends in the exclusive Unicorn Club know. So she tells everyone that she does have a boyfriend and sends herself flowers and candy to prove it. Her valentine's name is Gray Williams, and he's rich, cute, and completely made up. The Unicorns are totally impressed, and Lila is thrilled--until her friends pressure her into bringing Gray to the Valentine's dance. How can she bring a date that doesn't exist?
A spirited young girl does not want to leave her home in Norway to go to live in Minnesota, but aboard ship on the way to America, she proves why she is called "Lili the Brave."
Millions of Americans have turned to yoga to help them feel strong, healthy, and balanced. While traditional yoga poses and stretches can be a problem for stiffer, less pliable bodies, age should not limit your practice. Here, Lilias Folan-America's most beloved yoga teacher-introduces "yin" yoga, a specific, safe, and creative way to stretch and strengthen within each yoga posture. This unique technique can only be found within these pages. Whatever you're looking for at this time of life-wisdom, energy, bliss, or just a chance to feel better-Lilias will show you how to find it.