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No Bones About It (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo #12)

by Nancy Krulik

The class 3A trip to the Natural History Museum is turning out to be a disaster: Many of Katie's excited classmates are acting up, and they turn on Katie and call her a goodie-goodie when she won't join in! Even worse, their tour guide, Mr. Weir, is a big meanie! Still, when Katie turns into Mr. Weir and causes a big disaster of her own, it's up to her to make things right-and save Mr. Weir's job! .

No Bones About It (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo #12)

by Nancy Krulik

The class 3A trip to the Natural History Museum is turning out to be a disaster: Many of Katie's excited classmates are acting up, and they turn on Katie and call her a goodie-goodie when she won't join in!

No Book but the World

by Leah Hager Cohen

"Lush, dark and unsettling, No Book but the World haunted me for days. With great skill, Leah Hager Cohen takes us through a twisty and resonant tale about the price of secrets, the burden of family, the remnants of childhood we never leave behind." --Megan Abbott, author of The End of Everything and Dare Me At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood--a world defined largely by their imaginations and each other's presence. Everyone is aware of Fred's oddness or vague impairment, but his parents' fierce disapproval of labels keeps him free of evaluation or intervention, and constantly at Ava's side. Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail for a shocking crime, she is frantic to piece together what actually happened. A boy is dead. But could Fred really have done what he is accused of? As she is drawn deeper into the details of the crime, Ava becomes obsessed with learning the truth, convinced that she and she alone will be able to reach her brother and explain him--and his innocence--to the world. Leah Hager Cohen brings her trademark intelligence to a psychologically gripping, richly ambiguous story that suggests we may ultimately understand one another best not with facts alone, but through our imaginations.

No Boundaries

by Allison Hobbs

A cross between Shades of Grey and Z-Rated, No Boundaries takes readers on an unforgettable journey as a young law school graduate stumbles into an alternative lifestyle full of naughty pleasures. Just out of law school, Jaguar is deep in debt. When his fellow graduates head off to exotic locations to celebrate with sun and fun, Jag has to stay behind and earn a living. Bartending seems undemanding--an easy way to make money before he gets on the fast-track of corporate law. Meanwhile, slinging drinks does have its perks: free booze, big tips, and plenty of women hitting on him constantly. He's not looking for love, just a little fun to forget his troubles. But when he meets a mysterious dark-skinned beauty named Fonia, Jaguar is intrigued. Handsome and confident, Jag has never had problems attracting the opposite sex, but he gets only a cold stare when he turns his charms on Fonia. During a rare conversation, Fonia offers Jag an opportunity to make extra cash bartending at a private party. But the party is nothing like Jag has ever experienced. Not even the wildest frat party could compare to this extravaganza where no pleasure is forbidden. Shocked to his core, Jag realizes that Fonia is heavily into bondage and submission. She belongs to a dominant master and Jag hates to watch her surrender to her deviant lover. But Jag refuses to give up on Fonia, trying to gain her trust and save her from her painful lifestyle. Gradually Jag convinces Fonia to leave her brutal lover. She's captured his heart, just as he helps her discover that true love never hurts.

No Boundaries: Transnational Latino Gangs and American Law Enforcement

by Tom Diaz Chris Swecker

No Boundariesis a former journalist's disturbing account of what many consider the "next Mafia"---Latino crime gangs. Like the Mafia, these gangs operate an international network; consider violence a routine matter of business; and defy U. S. law enforcement at every level, from city police departments to federal agencies. As they evolve more organized structure, they even spawn kingpins such as the notorious Nelson Martinez Varela Comandari, the man who nearly became the first "Latin godfather" in the United States. Focusing on the Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street Gang, and the Chicago-based Latin Kings, Tom Diaz describes how neighborhood gangs evolved into extremely brutal, sophisticated, international criminal enterprises. In tandem with this story, he tells how local and federal authorities have struggled and adapted efficient strategies to suppress the gangs. As Diaz makes clear, however, the problem of transnational Latino gangs is not merely a law-and-order problem. It involves complex U. S. national issues such as racial tensions and immigration policy, as well as conflict in Latin America, world economic pressures, and other global forces. Tom Diaz is a lawyer, author, and public speaker who conducts research on gun policy and violence for the Violence Policy Center, a Washington, D. C. -based think tank. During his former career in journalism, he covered national security affairs for theWashington Times. He also served as counsel to the U. S. House Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice from 1993 to 1997. His previous books includeLightning out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil(with co author Barbara Newman) andMaking a Killing: The Business of Guns in America. Visit the author's website: tomdiaz. wordpress. com . "Tom Diaz has worn out some shoe leather---much like a good detective---in gathering facts, not myths or urban legend. As a result he has produced an accurate and comprehensive look at a grave and present danger to our society. " ---From the foreword by Chris Swecker, Former Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division. "Criminal street gangs are no longer a regional or local problem; they have developed into a complex, nationwide threat to public safety. Few people know more about the subject than Tom Diaz and no single book tells the whole story better than No Boundaries. If you really want to know what organized crime in America looks like today, then read this alarming book. You won't be disappointed. " ---Rocky Delgadillo, City Attorney of Los Angeles"This is an important book, at a time when an AK-47 is cheaper to buy than a Playstation, and children are using weapons of war to kill other children. " ---Mayor Manuel A. Diaz, City of Miami, Florida"This highly readable account accurately assesses the threat posed by violent Hispanic youth gangs and the responses to date by U. S. law enforcement. Above all, Tom Diaz captures the dynamic of change of gang behavior from the 1940s to the present and the continually evolving efforts by the U. S. police-justice system to cope with it. " ---John Bailey, Georgetown University

No Boyz Allowed

by Simone Ni-Ni

Simone tells authentic stories of teen life in the 'hood better than any other author currently writing contemporary YA street lit. --Library Journal on Teenage Love Affair (starred review)True story: I'm Gem, G-E-M, like a precious jewel, and my life has been nothing like my name. I've been on my own since I was nine and now I'm sixteen. But so what. I'm good, and so is my little brother. So why the state won't let us do our own thing is beyond me. Instead, we've been forced to live with a foster family who wants to love us, but I'm not beat--I'm just trying to do me. To make matters worse, I've been checking for this guy, Ny'eem. But my new clique has an unbreakable rule--no boyz allowed to come between our friendship--which is forcing me to keep my relationship with Ny'eem a secret. Though not for long. . . because in high school secrets are always exposed, scandals always rewrite the rules, and friendships are never what they seem. . . . "Excitement, drama, and life lessons. . . . Upgrade U is sure to be a classic. " --A. J. Byrd, author of Losing Romeo"A new series with a pair of drama-fueled stories about girls looking for love in all the wrong ways. " --Publishers Weekly on The Break-Up Diaries

No Bright Future: Government Failures, Human Rights Abuses and Squandered Progress in the Fight against AIDS in Zimbabwe

by Human Rights Watch

This 72-page report documents how the abusive policies and practices of the Zimbabwean government are fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, increasing vulnerability to infection, and obstructing access to treatment.

No Cape Required: A Devotional

by Kristen Parrish

What do Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? They're heroes--and you can be just like them. As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept that true heroism is not possible in the real world. You continue to dream, though. Isn't that why you still love watching heroes on the big screen? It's more than just wish fulfillment. You resonate with Superman's justice and Dorothy's courage because you have those same qualities within yourself. In these pages, Kristen Parrish looks at the qualities of fifty-two heroes, and then shows how you can acquire every one of those qualities. No gamma rays or radioactive spider bites are needed. You can unleash your inner hero through prayer and practical action.Men and women, boys and girls alike, will find role models within these pages. While others watch and dream on the sidelines, you can step out in faith, learning from heroic examples and praying for God's help to make you who you were meant to be. The Holy Spirit enables us to do great things. Find out how. No cape required.

No Chance

by Christy Reece

DO OR DIE - Skylar James told a lie to the man she married, and eight years later she still bitterly regrets the deception. Unknown to Skylar, her husband, Gabe Maddox, now lives in the dangerous shadows of elite operatives who rescue victims. When Skylar tries to save a naive young beauty, kidnappers come after her. For Gabe, Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love. But news of her disappearance battens down his anger and launches him into action. Saving Skylar is Gabe's only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness.

No Child of Mine

by Susan Lewis

From internationally bestselling British author Susan Lewis comes an unflinching, thoroughly suspenseful novel--perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult--about the darkest secrets a family can hide. Alex Lake's life is centered on helping people. Her job as a social worker in a British seaside town is more than a career: It's the very essence of who she is. And though there are frustrations, Alex takes to heart the rewards of placing a child in a safe and loving home. But when she encounters three-year-old Ottilie Wade, Alex is completely unprepared for the effect the sweet, shy little girl has on her. Though on the surface Ottilie seems to want for nothing--she's perfectly healthy and lives in a very nice home--she's mysteriously silent and asocial. Alex knows that something is not right in the Wade house. And the deeper she looks into the case, the more Alex comes to feel that she and Ottilie are being drawn together by fate. As disturbing evidence mounts and Alex's superiors seem unwilling to help, Alex knows she will have to risk everything--her job and the life she loves--to save Ottilie. But Alex will also have to wrestle the demons of her own past before she can secure a future for this child in need.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Susan Lewis's Don't Let Me Go.Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.

No Choice But Seduction (Malory Family #9)

by Johanna Lindsey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey's "mastery of historical romance" (Entertainment Weekly) takes center stage in her eagerly anticipated new novel of the aristocratic Malory family -- a passionate, witty, and high-spirited tale that provides startling new information about a prominent member of the family. After her mother died, vivacious Katey Tyler fled her dull Connecticut town, hoping to meet her relatives in England and find adventure and romance on a grand tour of Europe. She had no idea that her life-changing travels would have both in spades -- as well as danger and intrigue -- when she catches the eye of ship owner Boyd Anderson and inadvertently stumbles upon a high-stakes kidnapping. When Sir Anthony Malory's young daughter is abducted from London's Hyde Park, her kidnapper mistakenly sends the ransom note to the home of Sir Anthony's brother, James. With James and his wife, Georgina, in the Caribbean, the demands are received by their houseguest -- Georgina's youngest brother, Boyd Anderson. Searching for the girl with Anthony, the notoriously hot-headed American sea captain fully intends to make the foolhardy villain pay. But he hardly expects to find exquisite Katey Tyler, recently a passenger on his ship, at the center of the plot! Little does Katey realize that in having caught the attention of Boyd Anderson -- and in meeting up with the Malorys -- she's about to experience more excitement than the typical young lady encounters on a grand tour, and her life will never be dull again. A multitude of surprises await Katey, from the startling truth about her mother's early life to the lengths a man will go to win the affections of a lady who has every reason to despise him -- but who can't resist the seductive, impassioned love he has to offer her. With the delightful humor, lovable characters, and tempestuous passions that have placed Johanna Lindsey's eight previous Malory novels among the best-loved and most widely read romantic novels of our time, No Choice But Seduction sweeps readers away on an irresistible adventure that is as bold and charming as the heroine at its heart.

No Christmas Like the Present

by Sierra Donovan

Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol. . . ?. . . Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed like he just stepped out of a Dickens novel, complete with British accent, Fred claims he's a Messenger, sent from Headquarters to help her discover the joy of Christmas. But is Fred an angel from above--or just stone cold crazy? Fred's used to dealing with skeptics. Telling a stranger you've been ordered to inspire holiday cheer is a tough sell. But there's a further complication. Fred's mission is to help Lindsay right the wrongs from her past that have been holding her back. But somehow along the way, they've become wildly attracted to each other--and falling in love is not part of the plan. Fred only has 'til the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to guide Lindsay to the magical future she deserves--even if it's a future without him. . .

No Christmas Like the Present

by Sierra Donovan

Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol...?...Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed like he just stepped out of a Dickens novel, complete with British accent, Fred claims he's a Messenger, sent from "Headquarters" to help her discover the joy of Christmas. But is Fred an angel from above--or just stone cold crazy? Fred's used to dealing with skeptics. Telling a stranger you've been ordered to inspire holiday cheer is a tough sell. But there's a further complication. Fred's mission is to help Lindsay right the wrongs from her past that have been holding her back. But somehow along the way, they've become wildly attracted to each other--and falling in love is not part of the plan. Fred only has 'til the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve to guide Lindsay to the magical future she deserves--even if it's a future without him... "A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It's A Wonderful Life with the warmth of A Christmas Carol. A lovely, feel-good story to be read in front of the Christmas tree with a cup of cocoa." --Donna Alward, New York Timesbestselling author"There are always a few Christmas themed books to choose from this time of year, but No Christmas Like the Present is a stand-out story.... A gentle reminder to spread holiday joy is alive and well, and brings a little romance with it." -Romantic Times Book Review"Donovan packs this contemporary romance full of all kinds of Christmas magic: friendship, goodwill to colleagues, family, and forgiveness.... All the elements of a Christmas romance are present, with a wary heroine slowly coming to trust the heaven-sent hero who's almost too perfect to be true." - Publishers WeeklyMore Praise For No Christmas Like The Present!"A magical story that's a perfect addition to readers' holiday season."--Holly Jacobs, award-winning author of Just One Thing"Love, laughter, magic--and fudge--the makings of the perfect holiday romance." --Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow series"If your guilty pleasure (like my guilty pleasure) is reading a good holiday love story during the Christmas season, then No Christmas Like the Present should be your gift to yourself this year!" --Eva Marie Everson, author of The Road to Testament

No Citizen Left Behind

by Meira Levinson

While teaching at an all-Black middle school in Atlanta, Meira Levinson realized that studentsâ individual self-improvement would not necessarily enable them to overcome their profound marginalization within American society. This is because of a civic empowerment gap that is as shameful and antidemocratic as the academic achievement gap targeted by No Child Left Behind. No Citizen Left Behind argues that students must be taught how to upend and reshape power relationships directly, through political and civic action. Drawing on political theory, empirical research, and her own on-the-ground experience, Levinson shows how de facto segregated urban schools can and must be at the center of this struggle. Recovering the civic purposes of public schools will take more than tweaking the curriculum. Levinson calls on schools to remake civic education. Schools should teach collective action, openly discuss the racialized dimensions of citizenship, and provoke students by engaging their passions against contemporary injustices. Students must also have frequent opportunities to take civic and political action, including within the school itself. To build a truly egalitarian society, we must reject myths of civic sameness and empower all young people to raise their diverse voices. Levinsonâs account challenges not just educators but all who care about justice, diversity, or democracy.

No Color is My Kind: The Life of Eldrewey Stearns and the Integration of Houston

by Thomas R. Cole

No Color Is My Kind is an uncommon chronicle of identity, fate, and compassion as two men--one Jewish and one African American--set out to rediscover a life lost to manic depression and alcoholism. In 1984, Thomas Cole discovered Eldrewey Stearns in a Galveston psychiatric hospital. Stearns, a fifty-two-year-old black man, complained that although he felt very important, no one understood him. Over the course of the next decade, Cole and Stearns, in a tumultuous and often painful collaboration, recovered Stearns' life before his slide into madness--as a young boy in Galveston and San Augustine and as a civil rights leader and lawyer who sparked Houston's desegregation movement between 1959 and 1963. While other southern cities rocked with violence, Houston integrated its public accommodations peacefully. In these pages appear figures such as Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr. , Leon Jaworski, and Dan Rather, all of whom--along with Stearns--maneuvered and conspired to integrate the city quickly and calmly. Weaving the tragic story of a charismatic and deeply troubled leader into the record of a major historic event, Cole also explores his emotionally charged collaboration with Stearns. Their poignant relationship sheds powerful and healing light on contemporary race relations in America, and especially on issues of power, authority, and mental illness.

No Comebacks

by Frederick Forsyth

Here are ten suspenseful, serpentine stories of betrayal, blackmail, murder, and revenge. . . all culminating in shocking twists of fate. Within these pages live a wealth of characters you will not soon forget. . . people whose lives become irrevocably trapped in a world of no comebacks, beyond the point of no return--from the manipulators and the manipulated to the ultra-rich capable of buying and selling human lives, to the everyday man maneuvered by circumstances into performing deadly acts of violence. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

No Compromise

by Rochelle Alers

As the driven executive director of The Sanctuary, a program dedicated to reaching out to victimized women, Jolene Walker has neither the time nor the energy for a personal life. . . until she meets United States Army Captain Michael Kirkland, a sexy, powerfully compelling intelligence expert who tempts her to trade in her eighteen-hour work days for sultry nights of sizzling passion. But their bliss is shattered when Jolene takes on a mysterious new client whose deadly secrets plunge her into a terrifying world of danger, leaving Michael no choice but to risk everything to save the woman he loves. . .

No Compromise

by Melody Green

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Keith Green's inspiring biography, revised and updated by his wife, Melody. This expanded biography contains many added stories and insights, never before published photos, extra selections from Keith's private journals, and glimpses into Melody's season of grieving and raising their two surviving children on her own.He was only twenty-eight when he died in a plane crash with two of his small children, but singer/songwriter Keith Green had already created a legacy of music and inspiration that would outlive him. A spiritual revolutionary, he found freedom through Jesus, not religion, and spent his last years convincing others to refuse to accept the status quo and instead to bring compassion and honesty back to the church. He touched people through vibrant lyrics in songs like "Your Love Broke Through," "You Put This Love In My Heart," and "Asleep In The Light." Last Days Ministries, which he and his wife Melody founded, went on to challenge thousands of people to take to the mission fields of the world. Now, on the 25th anniversary of his death, Melody has updated her husband's biography with new photos, essays from current musicians who were influenced by Keith, selections from Keith's private journal, and stories about what it was like raising their two remaining children on her own.

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green

by Melody Green

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Keith Green's inspiring biography, revised and updated by his wife, Melody. This expanded biography contains many added stories and insights, never before published photos, extra selections from Keith's private journals, and glimpses into Melody's season of grieving and raising their two surviving children on her own. He was only twenty-eight when he died in a plane crash with two of his small children, but singer/songwriter Keith Green had already created a legacy of music and inspiration that would outlive him. A spiritual revolutionary, he found freedom through Jesus, not religion, and spent his last years convincing others to refuse to accept the status quo and instead to bring compassion and honesty back to the church. He touched people through vibrant lyrics in songs like "Your Love Broke Through," "You Put This Love In My Heart," and "Asleep In The Light. " Last Days Ministries, which he and his wife Melody founded, went on to challenge thousands of people to take to the mission fields of the world. Now, on the 25th anniversary of his death, Melody has updated her husband's biography with new photos, essays from current musicians who were influenced by Keith, selections from Keith's private journal, and stories about what it was like raising their two remaining children on her own.

No Contest

by Alfie Kohn

No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac Mccarthy

Llewlyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life? '...

No Cream Puffs

by Karen Day

MADISON IS NOT your average 12-year-old girl from Michigan in 1980. She doesn't use lipgloss, but she loves to play sports, and joins baseball for the summer--the first girl in Southern Michigan to play on a boys' team. The press call her a star and a trailblazer, but Madison just wants to play ball. Who knew it would be so much pressure? Crowds flock to the games. Her team will win the championship--if she can keep up her pitching streak. Meanwhile, she's got a crush on a fellow player, her best friend abandons her for the popular girls, the "O" on her Hinton's uniform forms a bulls-eye over her left breast, and the boy she punched on the last day of school plans to bean her in the championship game.From the Hardcover edition.

No Crueler Tyrannies

by Dorothy Rabinowitz

In 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote, "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." Two hundred forty-three years later, in 1985, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a syndicated columnist and television commentator, encountered the case of a New Jersey day care worker named Kelly Michaels, accused of 280 counts of sexually abusing nursery school children -- and exposed the first of the prosecutorial abuses described in No Crueler Tyrannies. No Crueler Tyrannies recalls the hysteria that accompanied the child sex-abuse witch-hunts of the 1980s and 1990s: how a single anonymous phone call could bring to bear an army of recovered-memory therapists, venal and ambitious prosecutors, and hypocritical judges -- an army that jailed hundreds of innocent Americans. The overarching story of No Crueler Tyrannies is that of the Amirault family, who ran the Fells Acres day care center in Malden, Massachusetts: Violet Amirault, her daughter Cheryl, and her son Gerald, victims of perhaps the most biased prosecution since the Salem witch trials. Woven into the fabric of the Amirault tragedy -- an unfinished story, with Gerald Amirault still incarcerated for crimes that, Rabinowitz persuasively argues, not only did he not commit, but which never happened -- are other, equally alarming tales of prosecutorial terrors: the stories of Wenatchee, Washington, where the single-minded efforts of chief sex crimes investigator Robert Perez jailed dozens of his neighbors; Patrick Griffin, a respected physician whose life and reputation were destroyed by a false accusation of sexual molestation; John Carroll, a marina owner from Troy, New York, now serving ten to twenty years largely at the behest of the same expert witness used to wrongly jail Kelly Michaels fifteen years previously; and Grant Snowden, the North Miami policeman sentenced to five consecutive life terms after being prosecuted by then Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno...who spent eleven years killing rats in various Florida prisons before a new trial affirmed his innocence. No Crueler Tyrannies is at once a truly frightening and at the same time inspiring book, documenting how these citizens, who became targets of the justice system in which they had so much faith, came to comprehend that their lives could be destroyed, that they could be sent to prison for years -- even decades. No Crueler Tyrannies shows the complicity of the courts, their hypocrisy and indifference to the claims of justice, but also the courage of those willing to challenge the runaway prosecutors and the strength of those who have endured their depredations.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers

by Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley's previous sleep book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, covered babies up to age two, but many of the parents are asking what to do about older children who are being awakened by a baby's cries, refusing to go to bed or to stay in bed, having nightmares, or getting into the parents' bed at night. This book now provides those parents with gentle, loving solutions to all of the sleep-related problems of children ages 2 through 6. Recent research has shown that kids who don't get enough sleep are far more likely to have behavior problems, be overweight, and have learning problems. But even if that weren't the case, children's sleep problems drive parents crazy. This is the book that will help parents regain time to themselves in the evening and better sleep during the night, without resorting to punishments, locking children in their rooms, and other negative (but common) measures.

No Crystal Stair

by Eva Rutland

Eva Rutland calls No Crystal Stair "the saga of a black family. It is not the black experience, for there is no such thing." She writes with honesty, compassion and courage about one black woman's life in turbulent twentieth-century America, and in doing so, she tells a story never told before. Ann Elizabeth Carter grew up in the segregated Atlanta of the 1920s and 1930s, part of the black privileged class, the much-loved daughter of a doctor-and the granddaughter of a slave. She was a charming, confident young woman with a well-planned life ahead of her. Then she upset all those plans when she fell in love. It was 1942 and Robert Metcalf was a member of the first black unit in the Army Air Corps, stationed at Tuskegee, Alabama. For the first time, she left her sheltered life in Atlanta to marry Rob. For the first time, she had to learn what it really meant to be a black woman in twentieth-century America. During the decades that followed, Ann Elizabeth's life-and her marriage-were shaped by the changes that shook the country, that redefined it. During those decades, she learned the truth of a lifetime. You have to guard the love you find-and overcome the hate that finds you.

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