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At the turning point of the Dominion War, Captain Benjamin Sisko of StarbaseDeep Space 9 , facing certain defeat by the relentless forces of the Jem'Hadar and the Cardassians, went through with a secret plan to secure the aid of the Federation's longtime adversaries, the Romulans. What began as a desperate attempt to save lives became a descent into an abyss of deception, moral compromises, and outright criminal acts, as Sisko sacrificed every ideal he held dear in order to preserve the civilization that espoused those selfsame principles. Now the aftermath of that choice is revealed for the first time as Sisko is summoned to Earth to take part in the first Allied talks to come out of the Federation's new partnership with the Romulans. But Sisko's conscience weighs heavily on him, compelling him to seek some kind of penance for what he has done. . . while elements within Starfleet itself set in motiona scheme to use Elim Garak as a pawn against a human political dissident who may hold the key to the outcome of the war. HOLLOW MENA TALE OF THE DOMINION WAR
A boy detective takes on the most brilliant thief in Europe In a country manor, a terrible noise awakes the household. Downstairs, the estate's secretary has been murdered. There are signs of a break-in, but everything appears to be in its proper place. What kind of thief would commit murder to steal nothing? The first detective on the case is Isidore Beautrelet, a precocious teenager who wears a fake beard to disguise the fact that he has not yet graduated from high school. Although the other investigators do not take him seriously, Beautrelet is the one to pick up the trail of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief. Lupin, it is soon discovered, is chasing the most valuable object he has ever had the opportunity to steal: the Hollow Needle. Passed down for generations by the kings of France, it holds a secret that could undo the republic. No one has ever managed to foil one of Lupin's fiendish plans, but Beautrelet is counting on beginner's luck. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Dante is a kitchen boy at a sinister institution on the island of Tarnagar. The teachings of Dr Sigmundus hold sway, and everyone has to take ichor when they come of age. No one has dreams after taking ichor. Bea is the privileged daughter of doctors who dreams of a ruined city. When a dangerous new inmate arrives, he stops time and opens up a new world for Dante and Bea.
Something wicked this way comes... She thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after all who would want to murder her? She doesn't believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn't believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you're alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.
For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom--ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon The Pagan Stone. . . Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month looms before them, the men can feel the storm brewing. Already they are plagued by visions of death and destruction. But this year, they are better prepared, joined in their battle by three women who have come to The Hollow. Layla, Quinn, and Cybil are somehow connected to the demon, just as the men are connected to the force that trapped it. Since that day at The Pagan Stone, town lawyer Fox has been able to see into others' minds, a talent he shares with Layla. He must earn her trust, because their link will help fight the darkness that threatens to engulf the town. But Layla is having trouble coming to terms with her newfound ability--and this intimate connection to Fox. She knows that once she opens her mind, she'll have no defenses against the desire that threatens to consume them both. . . .
From one of Canada's best loved children's writers comes the enthralling tale of a brave young girl caught up in the American Revolutionary War. It is 1777 and Phoebe Olcott is thrown headlong into the horrors of war when her beloved cousin Gideon is hanged for being a British spy. When she finds a message left by Gideon containing the names of Loyalist families to be protected by the King's army, Phoebe knows she must deliver the message to the general at Fort Ticonderoga. She sets out into the wilderness and soon meets up with Jem, a young Loyalist travelling to the safety of British Canada. As they travel across the country facing rebel guns, wild animals and worse, Phoebe and Jem discover they have a growing attraction for each other. But her own mission cannot be ignored and Phoebe once again finds herself alone, freezing and near death before she is reunited with Jem on the shores of Lake Ontario.From the Paperback edition.
Meet William Holloway: Family man. Gentle man. Wanted man. Holloway has secrets. Years ago, he witnessed his wife's betrayal and his life fell apart. Now someone's toying with his mind and the life of a missing woman, the prostitute Holloway pays to imitate his ex-wife. When she is murdered, his ex-wife's name scrawled on her abdomen, Holloway is trapped by the consequence of love and sex, of infidelity and violence in a world of his own terrible making. Hunted as a rogue policeman and a killer, he's on the run. And planning retribution.
This is another of the dreamlike celtic fantasies for which Holdstock has become justly famous.
In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America's countryside. They met and followed working-class "stayers"; ambitious and college-bound "achievers"; "seekers," who head off to war to see what the world beyond offers; and "returners," who eventually circle back to their hometowns. What surprised them most was that adults in the community were playing a pivotal part in the town's decline by pushing the best and brightest young people to leave. In a timely, new afterword, Carr and Kefalas address the question "so what can be done to save our communities?" They profile the efforts of dedicated community leaders actively resisting the hollowing out of Middle America. These individuals have creatively engaged small town youth-stayers and returners, seekers and achievers-and have implemented a variety of programs to combat the rural brain drain. These stories of civic engagement will certainly inspire and encourage readers struggling to defend their communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Jude Deveraux, the dazzling New York Times bestselling author of Wild Orchids and Forever and Always delivers a delightful and passionate yuletide tale sure to become a classic this and every holiday season. Hollander "Holly" Latham can't believe her good fortune. After endless calls, letters, emails, and promises, she's finally persuaded her parents to buy Spring Hill Plantation just outside beautiful, historic Edenton in eastern North Carolina -- and strategically located near Belle Chere, the purest, most untouched plantation site in America. At the tender age of thirteen, Holly fell in love with Lorrie Beaumont, who inherited the Revolutionary-period estate when his heiress mother died during childbirth. Though more than a decade has passed since Holly last locked eyes with her childhood love, the passion she felt in her young heart has never come close to extinguishing -- that is, until charming, ruggedly handsome Nick Taggert unexpectedly waltzes into her life and treats her to an unforgettable weekend of laughter and intense passion. Despite Holly's undeniable attraction to this dazzling stranger, she knows he's not marriage material. What Holly doesn't know is that Nick Taggert is actually Dr. Nicholas Taggert. Having been with more than his share of women only interested in money and pedigree, Nick decides to test Holly and conceal his more refined qualities. Will Holly be seduced by Lorrie's wealth and privilege, or will she choose the simple gift of love that Nick has offered her? The answer is unveiled on a starry Christmas night, when passion, hate, and greed collide to reveal bitter truths that will forever change the course of Holly's charmed life. With Holly, Jude Deveraux once again uses her golden touch to conjure up a tale full of dazzling intrigue and inspiring romance. It is a story for all seasons and one to remember always.
Revisit this heartwarming fan-favorite holiday story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery When firefighter Jordan Haynes rescues Holly Garrett's mischievous cat, Mistletoe, from her burning apartment, he winds up in the hospital. Holly, a shy, innocent 28-year-old, feels so bad about Jordan's injuries that she stops by his hospital bed and begins visiting him at home, as well. Soon she's not only preparing his evening meals but also giving him sponge baths, and she definitely isn't prepared for the sexy glances Jordan throws her way or the feelings that he awakens in her. Jordan knows that Holly is awkward and inexperienced, but there's something so bewitching about her, and he just can't let her be alone for Christmas. No, he can play the needy patient for as long as it takes to convince Holly to keep him company through the holidays--if not longer.
In Tithe, sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient and violent power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms--a struggle that could very well mean her death. In Valiant, the companion to Tithe, seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. When one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature, Val finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming. In Ironside, the sequel to Tithe, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing--her love for Roiben. But when Kaye drunkenly declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest to find a faerie who can tell a lie. Unable to see Roiben until she has fulfilled his quest, Kaye finds herself in the center of the battle of wits and weapons being waged over his throne.
Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific Freezer Friendly Meals: Quick and Healthy Recipes You Can Make in Advanceby Holly Clegg
A valuable tool for real-life cooks who want to prepare healthy and appetizing meals in advance without spending hours in the kitchen
Cookbook author Holly Clegg has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to create a Trim & Terrific cookbook perfect for people with diabetes. Filled with over 250 diabetes-friendly recipes, this extraordinary collection is packed with meals that are quick, easy, and delicious. Forget the hassle of diabetes menu-planning and rediscover the joys of great food. Inside you'll find such tempting recipes as: White Chicken Chili with Tomato Salsa, Prosciutto-Wrapped Zucchini, Caribbean Pork Salad with Mango Black Bean Salsa, Chicken and Sausage Couscous Jambalaya, Salmon Cakes with Dill Sauce, Frozen German Chocolate Mousse Pie, and much more! Effortless recipes, great food, and all of it in under 30 minutes or less. Diabetic cooking doesn't get any easier than this!
Whatever your stage of life, if you're ready to take on cooking, KITCHEN 101 will guide you through the kitchen with easy recipes and the basic tools and tips you need to cook healthier. Over 150 simple, practical, quick and super-satisfying healthy recipes with full-color photographs. Chapters like Cooking Basics, Start Simple, Fix It Fast, Ready-Made Menus and Crock Pot Cooking plus Diabetic Friendly options and nutritional and dietary information.
Here are five timeless Christmas stories from which many women learned or reinforced their values for decades after they were published in 1925. The author emphasizes that money doesn't ensure merry Christmases in a story about a mother who anchor's her daughter's and husband's love with her imaginative ability to see the bright side and make much of little things. All she can afford for Christmas is a meat pie, but she excites her daughter by telling her that the onions will be silver and the carrots will be gold. The poor little family awaken the Christmas spirit in a lonely little rich boy with their playfulness and willingness to shower him with attention and praise. In, The Red Candle, a penniless man disappointed by life, uses old connections to surprise a needy family with more delights than they could imagine. One of the thieves who stole at Christmas finds both a way to repay his debt and begin a new life with a new love, all on a Christmas day. In The Holly Hedge, a hard-working woman leaves her ne'er-do-well husband when he destroys something she has always loved, to punish her for disobedience. On Christmas Eve he learns both self-respect and respect for his broken-hearted wife. These stories are echoes of earlier times and ways of life, times when couples ran general stores and children had so few toys that one toy from Santa at Christmas meant the world to them.
The weather outside is frightful, but kisses by the fire are so delightful . . . Sue Ann Simpkins is working hard to rebuild her life and find some holiday spirit. A weekend away from Destiny in a cabin on nearby Bear Lake seems like the perfect Christmas gift to herself-until her ex's best friend, Adam Becker, shows up at the door, claiming the cabin is his! And if that's not trouble enough, how had she never noticed how gorgeous he was? Alone for the holidays and forced to play a reindeer at the local department store, Adam's been feeling rather Scrooge-ish himself. But finding the smart, sexy woman he's admired since elementary school waiting in the house he rented is helping to brighten his humbug mood. And when a sudden snowstorm strands them together in very close quarters, leading to one very hot night together, Adam soon realizes that what he really wants for Christmas is a second chance at love. Now all he has to do is convince Sue Ann . . .
"Holly and Reindeer, angels and stars, trees sparkling with colored lights. Weeks before Christmas, these and other holiday symbols appear all around us. Each of the symbols has a story. Many of them go back to the first Christmas or long before. And each of them has a special meaning for us today." Contains suggested reading and an index. Traces the origins of our favorite holiday customs and symbols, many of which antedate the first Christmas. Find out more about your favorite holidays. There are four more fascinating books by Edna Barth in the Bookshare collection. Try, Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols,Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols, Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentine Symbols, Shamrocks, Harps and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day, Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols
Holly Ross often wishes she lived in a simpler time, when the clothes were glamorous, the men debonair, and the endings happy. That said, her career as a fashion historian isn't so bad. With both a wedding and a big promotion coming up, her own happily ever after seems assured. So how, in the space of one day, does it all go wrong? How does she end up homeless, jobless, penniless, and fiancé-less? Why is she cruising the Mediterranean in hot pursuit of real estate tycoon Denis King? And why, for heaven's sake, is she chasing down a suitcase full of stolen Audrey Hepburn gowns? With the sparkling Mediterranean and the eternal city of Rome as the backdrops, Holly's adventures begin to resemble one of the 1950s Hollywood gems she so adores. Finally she must choose between her long-held fairy tale fantasy and a new, real-life dream with an ending she couldn't possibly imagine.
Hollyhock-renowned the world over as an unparalleled center of learning and connection-exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. At the heart of this unique institution, located on beautiful Cortes Island, is Hollyhock's spectacular organic garden, just steps from the ocean view kitchen. Serving up exquisite meals for thirty years, the Hollyhock cooks are back with a new collection, boasting over two hundred new garden-inspired recipes.Hollyhock: Garden to Table invites you to join in a celebration of the beauty of fresh, local food-filled with imaginative ideas and seasoned with global inspiration. The versatility of whole grains, healthy oils, and natural sweeteners is showcased in mouthwatering creations such as:Thin-Crust Pizza with Nettle Pesto and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus, and ChevreBlack Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna with Ponzu SauceSoft Polenta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onions, Peas, and Smoked CheddarHoney Roasted Pears with Balsamic and MascarponeFocusing on sustainable seafood and garden-fresh foods from wherever you are, Hollyhock: Garden to Table will have you leafing through its pages for your next great meal again and again. Welcome to the Hollyhock kitchen!Moreka Jolar has been a chef at Hollyhock for fifteen years. She is co-author of the best-selling cookbook Hollyhock Cooks.Heidi Scheifley is a certified gourmet natural foods chef who has cooked in kitchens from Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada to Greece to Southeast Asia, Egypt, Israel, Nepal, India, and Hawaii.
What?s better than getting one new Katie story? Getting two! With this newest Super Special, kids can get into the holiday spirit by following Katie?s latest misadventures, first at a Christmas tree farm and then at a Santa?s Workshop theme park, where she switcheroos into . . . Well, we won?t spoil the surprise, but here?s a hint: she doesn?t have a red nose but she sure has antlers! .
Hollywood marks the fifth episode in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire," his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the United States. It is 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives--West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress--so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington. Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re-create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics. "Hollywood shimmers with the illusion of politics and the politics of illusion," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times. "A wonderfully literate and consistently impressive work of fiction that clearly belongs on a shelf with Vidal's best," said The New York Times Book Review. With a new Introduction by the author.From the Hardcover edition.
Since World War II, Hollywood has fought and won that same war many times, won the West even more often--plus got the girl--and laughed like crazy, too. The postwar era in the dream factory was a prosperous time of expansion and wealth through the 1970s, decline in the 1980s, and rebirth in the new century. Vintage photographs from the rare collections of Hollywood Heritage and Bison Archives depict the municipal, business, residential, and entertainment industry growth in Hollywood proper, from 1940 until the beginning of the 21st century. This companion volume to Arcadia Publishing's Early Hollywood completes the pictorial saga of the world's most renowned storytelling capital. These images depict the rise of the television industry, changes along Hollywood Boulevard, and movers and shakers whose visions and influence have made Hollywood the entertainment industry's Mecca.