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"MY CHILDREN NEED A MOTHER, BUT I DO NOT NEED A WIFE."Dr. Sarre van Diederijk did a lot to restore Alethea's damaged pride when Nick Penrose badly hurt and humiliated her. So a short time later, when he asked her to marry him and go to Holland to live, she accepted. After all, Sarre was a very nice, kind man, and Alethea might actually be happier with him than she would have been with Nick, even though love wasn't part of the deal. But once in Holland, Alethea discovered that happiness and love could blossom when you least expected it.
A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.
Francis and Clare helped to transform the life of a thoroughly modern cynic from Los Angeles, California. The major events of the lives of the two saints are unfolded here in a series of vivid and engaging stories. Alongside the history of Francis and Clare, another story unfolds: the story of the spiritual transformation of the author, Hollywood filmmaker and television producer Gerard Thomas Straub, illustrating how Francis and Clare still speak to the present-day, secularized person. The author takes the reader with him, in a series of pilgrimage diaries and reflections, to the beautiful Italian sites important to the two saints. With Mr. Straub, we traverse the charming Umbrian hill towns, including Assisi, tour its churches and examine the art of Giotto found there. The Sun and Moon Over Assisi tells of an interior pilgrimage that will inspire the modern reader.
From Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award-winning writer Brigid Pasulka comes a charming and compulsively readable modern day fable of one misanthrope's journey from darkness into the light--told by one of the most radiantly talented new voices in fiction. In the seaside town of San Benedetto, soccer (or calcio) is more than just a sport: it's an obsession. Twenty-two-year-old Etto, however, couldn't care less about soccer. His beloved twin brother Luca, a rising soccer star, died tragically in a motorcycle accident, and their Californian mother, unable to cope with her grief, drowned herself on the anniversary of Luca's death. This has left Etto alone to tend the butcher shop--where his father barely seems to take in his presence and entrusts him with only the most basic tasks. But then Yuri Fil, a Ukrainian soccer star who Etto's father idolizes, takes refuge from the paparazzi in a nearby villa, and Etto accidentally falls into Yuri's orbit--and that of Yuri's beautiful and tough sister, Zhuki. Under their influence, he begins to learn a few life lessons: that the game of soccer might not be a total waste of time, that he might not in fact be a total loser--and that San Benedetto, his father, love, and life itself might have more to offer him than he would have ever believed possible.
Introduction to the sun and other stars, providing to primary and intermediate grade students information on their features and exploration. Includes fun facts, glossary, resource list and index.
On August 26, 1835, a fledgling newspaper called the Sun brought to New York the first accounts of remarkable lunar discoveries. A series of six articles reported the existence of life on the moon-including unicorns, beavers that walked on their hind legs, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. In a matter of weeks it was the most broadly circulated newspaper story of the era, and the Sun, a working-class upstart, became the most widely read paper in the world. An exhilarating narrative history of a divided city on the cusp of greatness, and tale of a crew of writers, editors, and charlatans who stumbled on a new kind of journalism, The Sun and the Moon tells the surprisingly true story of the penny papers that made America a nation of newspaper readers.
From a childhood spent in the forest of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, Sun Bear went on to become one of the most groundbreaking and inspiring spiritual teachers of the late 20th century. Far ahead of his time, he founded an inter-racial medicine society of teachers dedicated to sharing with others those lessons of earth harmony which they had learned through their own experience. His vision of the medicine wheel became a worldwide phenomenon that inspired many people to learn more about the earth and all their relations upon her. Almost two decades after his death, Sun Bear's lessons are even more necessary today than ever.
The Irish monks of the Middle Ages have been credited with saving Western civilization. But what is known of their day-to-day lives-the spiritual struggles and triumphs or the unbelievable physical hardships they endured? Exploring the origins of Ireland's religious traditions, acclaimed writer Geoffrey Moorhouse travels back 1,400 years to re[create life on Skellig Michael, a cruel rock island off Ireland's west coast and home to a community of monks for over six hundred years. Sun Dancing's imaginative stories not only capture a particularly intense form of monastic life, they illuminate one of the most mysterious yet important chapters of Celtic history. Entertaining and enlightening, Sun Dancing makes medieval Ireland come alive. The book begins with several accounts of the personal experiences of individual monks through the life of this tiny community who live close to nature, at the mercy of all weathers from warm and balmy to freezing and tempestuous with no wood to burn and primitive, rock-built shelter. Then Moorhouse provides brief accounts, both accurate and fascinating, of major historic characters, customs, and spiritual and political developments in Ireland from about 588 to 1222. The bibliography is included.
The Blackfeet were people of the buffalo. They originated on the plains of today's southern Alberta, western Saskatchewan, and central Montana. In the 1830s famed artist and explorer George Catlin called the Blackfeet the most powerful tribe of Indians on the continent.
Lubrin was a son of the chieftain of the Iceni, a people who herded horses on the high chalk downs of England over 2,000 years ago. As a child, Lubrin tried again and again to capture in drawing the pattern of movement in the powerful horses galloping on the downs, and especially one horse, a beautiful white mare. Few of Lubrin's people were interested in his artistry. Then the invaders came, another horse people seeking the territory of the Iceni. Only a remnant of Lubrin's people survived the battle and the imprisonment that followed. But Lubrin dreamed that this remnant would go free to find new land. He believed his art could make that possible. Here is a sensitive recreation of the world of the makers of England's famous White Horse of Uffington, that can still be seen today.
Tales about Heralds and their horselike companions. Fantasy.
Be careful or you'll get burned. The three hottest au pairs in history are back, and this time they're ready to rule the Hamptons. Mara has all the VIPs in the hottest clubs hanging on her every word. Eliza's family is back from financial ruin; and she's got the platinum charge cards to prove it. Jacqui is newly single and ready for some steamy summer hook-ups. The girls seem to have it all this summer...but looks, as we all know, can be deceiving. Mara's living every girl's dream: playing house with her boyfriend, Ryan Perry, on his parents' luxury yacht while writing a column about night-life in the Hamptons. With a press pass to every hot event, Mara's ready to hit the red carpet and scoop even the most seasoned journalists. If only she could get a pass from Ryan, who just wants her to stay home and cuddle. Last summer's "No boys!" mantra is a distant memory for Jacqui. While the new au pair, Shannon, handles the Perry kids, Jacqui searches for some serious fun. And she doesn't have to look far: Three dot.com boy millionaires have moved in next door and are more than happy to compete for her affections. Thus Jacqui's new mantra is, "Why have just one when you can have them all?" Eliza and Jeremy are in total relationship bliss. She's decided to take the next step with Jeremy and nothing's going to stop her this time. Unfortunately, what she thought would be a cakewalk internship for a famous fashion designer turns out to be more hours of hard labor than she, or her relationship, are ready for. Too bad Jeremy won't stop questioning her work ethic long enough for Eliza to get back in the mood. The Au Pairs: Sun-kissed. Because it's soooo much more than just a job.
ARE YOU THE DADDY?Tragedy had left Carlee Denton to raise her best friend's baby, and her search for the little boy's father had led straight to Nick Starke. But she couldn't risk telling the handsome, wealthy orange grove owner that her new baby was his, too, until she knew what he wanted....And everything, from the soulful way he touched her-kissed her-to the way he played with little Scotty, told her that this man wanted her. He wanted them. But was he really Scotty's dad? Carlee wondered if she'd found-fallen for-the wrong man. Whatever the truth was, Carlee knew it was too late to turn back from the one man who could open her heart....
All she wants for Christmas ... Summer is headed to the Keys for winter break, but what should be a fun-in-the-sun holiday is becoming unbearable. Summer hasn't been able to stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend, Austin, since their summer romance fizzled, and she can't stand seeing him at the beach with his new girlfriend.
When Samantha Harrigan attended the local rodeo, she didn't expect to end up in jail. Neither did her handsome veterinarian, Tucker Coulter.
Two centuries after Skydark, Earth remains chained to a sinister destiny spawned by hybrids and human traders manipulating humankind from deep inside the chaos of forgotten worlds. Once a stone-cold protector of the ruling order, Kane and his compatriots strike back against the tide of extinction threatening to engulf the human race conflict with no boundaries in time, space or reality... GODS ASCENDING In a fabled city of the ancient world, the neo-gods of Mexico are locked in a battle for domination. Harnessing immutable power of alien technology and Earth's preDark secrets, the high priests and whitecoats have hijacked Kane into the resurrected world of the Aztecs. Invested with the' power of the great sun god, Kane is a pawn in the brutal struggle and must restore the legendary Quetzalcoatl to his rightful place-or become a human sacrifice. ...
"The fundamental of the Zen approach is that all is as it should be, nothing is missing. This very moment everything is perfect. The goal is not somewhere else, it is here, it is now."
Unable to attend school while she battles cancer, fifteen-year-old Kaleigh Wyse tries to complete her classes online by correspondence. Developing a science project on astrology, Kaleigh enlists other online learners as study participants. What starts as a collaborative and supportive project based on the scientific method, slowly becomes unwieldy and then flawed when it is apparent that all the project participants are hiding vital clues about their identities. As Kaleigh struggles with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, she is forced to examine the assumptions she has made about others and the manner in which she presents herself to the world.
The sun is the source of energy for life on earth and is the strongest modulator of the human physical environment. In fact, the Sun’s influence extends throughout the solar system, both through photons, which provide heat, light, and ionization, and through the continuous outflow of a magnetized, supersonic ionized gas known as the solar wind. While the accomplishments of the past decade have answered important questions about the physics of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, and the space environments of Earth and other solar system bodies, they have also highlighted other questions, some of which are long-standing and fundamental. The Sun to the Earth—and Beyond organizes these questions in terms of five challenges that are expected to be the focus of scientific investigations in solar and space physics during the coming decade and beyond.
In today's competitive business world, you must capture the high ground and defend it against your rivals. The secret lies in mastering the strategic arts taught by the ancient Chinese military theorist Sun Tzu. Gerald A. Michaelson's classic book breaks down Sun Tzu's lessons to help you move from manager to leader and vanquish your competition. In this fully updated edition, Steven Michaelson offers new examples drawn from companies ranging from Amazon to Toyota to Google, putting Sun Tzu at your side for today's business challenges. Here is the wisdom--tested for twenty-five centuries--that will help you seize the advantage, storm your competitors' gates, and conquer the marketplace!
Following up on the bestselling success of Sun Tzu for Success, expert author Steven Michaelson expands Sun Tzu's ancient philosophy of warfare to most popular topic in current business literature-execution.
A modern version of the book The Art of War. Bing's setting is not a Chinese battlefield, but today's urban life, and In Bing's world, only loved ones are entitled to the smallest sliver of loyalty--everyone else is the enemy.
We live in a vicious, highly competitive workplace environment, and things aren't getting any better. Jobs are few and far between, and people aren't any nicer now than they were when Ghengis Khan ran around in big furs killing people in unfriendly acquisitions. For thousands of years, people have been reading the writings of the deeply wise, but also extremely dead Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, who was perhaps the first to look on the waging of war as a strategic art that could be taught to people who wished to be warlords and other kinds of senior managers. In a nutshell, Sun Tzu taught that readiness is all, that knowledge of oneself and the enemy was the foundation of strength and that those who fight best are those who are prepared and wise enough not to fight at all. Unfortunately, in the current day, this approach is pretty much horse hockey, a fact that has not been recognized by the bloated, tree-hugging Sun Tzu industry, which churns out mushy-gushy pseudo-philosophy for business school types who want to make war and keep their hands clean. Sun Tzu was a Sissy will transcend all those efforts and teach the reader how to make war, win and enjoy the plunder in the real world, where those who do not kick, gouge and grab are left behind at the table to pay the tab. Students of Bing will be taught how to plan and execute battles that hurt other people a lot, and advance their flags and those of their friends, if possible. All military strategies will be explored, from mustering, equipping, organizing, plotting, scheming, rampaging, squashing and reaping spoils. Every other book on the Art of War bows low to Sun Tzu. We're going to tell him to get lost and inform our readers how real war is currently conducted on the battlefield of life.
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