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A memoir of a woman born in the mountains of Guatemala into the Quiche people. A discussion of her life and the civil war in Guatemala
The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill--he ripped with a butcher's glee--and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught. I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman's blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines. Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls "one of the best storytellers of his generation."
The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark. the Hardcover edition.
The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. InI, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.
In early 14-century China, Oyuna tells her granddaughter of her girlhood in Mongolia and how love for her horse enabled her to win an important race and bring good luck to her family.
Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and women in Maryland, Virginia, and even Pennsylvania adored him: Henry Kyd Douglas. During and shortly after the Civil War Douglas set down his experiences of great men and great days. In resonant prose, he wrote simply and intimately, covering the full emotional spectrum of a soldier's life. Here is one of the finest and most remarkable stories to come out of any war, written wholly firsthand from notes and diaries made on the battlefield.
Easy-to-use guide to help teens and young adults develop their Internet skills while keeping safe In today's world, such ordinary tasks as bill paying, shopping and applying for jobs are accomplished via the Internet. Developed by i-SAFETM, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Internet safety education, this important resource shows students in grades 9-12 (and their parents and teachers) the right way to accomplish everyday activities online, while maintaining personal safety and computer security. Shows teens how to safely use the Internet for social networking, buying and selling, applying for college , and more Clearly explains how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior From i-SAFETM the organization dedicated to Internet safety education This must-have book is designed to empower youth and steer them towards safe and responsible Internet experiences.
Easy-to-use guide that helps elementary and middle school students develop their Internet skills while keeping safe Most school-age children use the Internet every day. However, many posses na?ve attitudes about their online safety and can inadvertently engage in a range of high-risk behaviors. Developed by i-SAFETM, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Internet safety education, this important resource offers a series of fun lessons and teachers' guides to help students in grades K-8 learn how to stay safe online. Filled with activities, the book shows young children how to have fun online while keeping safeFrom i-SAFETM the organization dedicated to Internet safety educationTopics include basic Internet safety, protecting personal information, preventing cyberbullying, avoiding predators, netiquette, and much more This is a must-have book that teachers and parents can use to help kids become Internet-savvy.
Noah Spenser felt like a fool sitting on Santa's knee, but it made his seven-year-old daughter happy. But when he noticed that this Santa had padding in unexpected places, he got a little happier himself. Especially when Kris Kringle, a. k. a. Jill Morgan, was just the present he was hoping to receive. She was vivacious, spontaneous and needed a place to stay. What man wouldn't help a gorgeous redheaded Santa in need?
A collection of wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren--more than 170 selections ranging from insults and riddles to jeers and jump-rope rhymes.
There's a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets' nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat...Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret.<P><P> Colton's nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it's not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her--especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn't about to tell Cam she's having a fling...with Will's brother.Flitting between New York and Vermont is exhausting, so Lucy is looking forward to a long weekend with Colton at the Abbott family lake house in Burlington. <P>Too bad Will and Cameron have the same idea, and once Colton and Lucy are caught red-handed (and red-faced), will their clandestine romance lose its appeal or will their secret beginnings be the start of something lasting?Includes a bonus Green Mountain short story!
I Saw His Face Before Me is the story of the late Heather Anese Burns, her surviving parents Samuel and Patricia Burns, and her much loved brother Keenan. This achingly honest, moving account of two "deserved" lives, renders page upon page of wisdom, knowledge and compassion - compelling us to face the challenges and celebrate the successes of Heather's and Keenan's journey with Sickle Cell Anemia. Encircled in a heartwarming message the authors offer riveting eye- opening insights into parenting children and adults with incurable diseases, knowing each "first time" experience might be a "first time once". "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me".....Philippians 4:13 Heather's passion for all things Godly and her love for education and learning inspired her family and others who loved her to establish the Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund. Learn more about the HBMSF at www.hbmsf.org
I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus is a new spin on a holiday classic that tells the story of a suburban zombie outbreak and the little boy who knows just what to do. When Johnny finds out that his mother has turned into a zombie and has attacked Santa Claus, he knows that it's up to him to put the living dead (back) to rest.While the chaos spreads from the mall to the Christmas parade, Johnny finds his friends Glenn, Barb, and Ben, and they devise a plan to not only protect themselves--and their dog--but to make sure to get to Grandma's house before the zombies take over town. While they've planned for the worst, nothing could prepare them for watching jolly old Saint Nick get devoured by mindless zombies.This clever take on a Christmas tradition is right up the alley of anyone who ever wondered what would happen if a zombie outbreak took place during the holiday season. I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus is a beautifully gory tale that's sure to become a classic for fans of the holidays and the living dead.
The hilarious holiday handbook for those who are starting to see Scrooge's point of view. Let's face it-sometimes the joys of Christmas are enough to make us want to run away from home-with all of the eggnog, of course. But with a little wry humor, Ann Hodgman is here to tackle Christmas stress and bring cheer back into the holiday. Delving into such diverse topics as making Christmas for kids and adults, how many traditions are just too many, and much more, I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Clausis full of helpful advice, recipes, and true holiday horror stories to let you know you're not alone.
The book that inspired the major motion picture I Saw the Light. Originally published as Hank William: The Biography.In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "Jambalaya" sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all country music that followed. But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall. Colin Escott's enthralling, definitive biograph--now the basis of the major motion picture I Saw the Light--vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, revealing much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend.
Christians who feel they are missing something will wake up to how much Jesus loves them and passionately desires to revive their lives through a fresh commitment to holiness. A revived faith means a life totally dedicated to God and totally committed to the Word of God. Relationship with God takes first priority; service and mission flow from this deepened, intimate, personal relationship with God.
This beloved Christmas story is set in an old English seaport town, where a little girl hopes for a visit from the Wise Men. She gets and equally magical surprise instead when three ships sail into the harbor.
This book is filled with rhymes. They are silly and funny and scary. Nobody knows who made them up. But some of the poets were children. Their rhymes were passed from person to person. And now they have reached you. Maybe some day You will write a rhyme like one of these.
"One of America's best satiric novelists" (Kirkus Reviews), S. G. Browne seamlessly gift wraps this horrific and hilarious sequel to his "extremely strong" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) zombie novel Breathers. He sees you when you're sleeping . . . he knows when you're undead. How does the leader of a failed zombie civil rights movement from California rescue a group of his undead brethren and help a lonely Breather girl as he hides from a band of medical researchers while disguised as Santa Claus? If you've never believed in Christmas miracles, then you wouldn't understand. Andy Warner has just escaped from a zombie research facility in Portland, Oregon, where he's been subjected to experimental testing for the past year. With Christmas just days away, Andy figures that donning a jolly old St. Nick costume to throw off his would-be captors is just the ticket. But he never expects to encounter a sweet, lonesome nine-year-old girl who not only reminds Andy of the family he's lost but who thinks he's the real Santa. He also doesn't count on being recognized as last year's national quasi-celebrity by a clandestine group of decaying supporters who look to him for leadership. For the living and the undead, this unforgettable holiday tale will truly put on display just who is gnawing and who is nice. . . .
Bestselling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another sexy, shocking, and immensely satisfying novel that explores some of today's toughest and most timely issues. Chauncey Greer is the owner of Cute Boy Card Company, a thriving company in Atlanta. As a teenager, he was a member of a popular boy band, but left in disgrace when word got out that he and his band mate D were more than good friends. Chauncey is a free spirit, on the brink of forty with a body admired by both men and women. Not into being categorized, Chauncey's been known to hook up with men and women, but now in the age of the "down low," he's found that women ask too many questions, so he's just focusing on the fellas. After one too many bad dates, Chauncey finds himself in church where the minister's message inspires him to follow his dream of a singing career once again. Although he's lost touch with D, as he starts writing songs his thoughts inevitably turn to his former lover. Chauncey's powerful performance at the church earns him a standing ovation and an invitation to participate in an upcoming revival. But Chauncey soon discovers that an ambitious fundamentalist preacher plans to use the revival to speak out against gays and gay marriage. Feeling angry and betrayed, Chauncey and other gay members of the church decide to take a stand against the church's homophobia by staging a "Day of Absence" when all of the gay members and their friends and family stay home. Everything is going as planned ...until D appears on the scene and Chauncey has to confront his past and make some hard decisions about his future. I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER is filled with the delicious plot twists, humor, compassion, and up-to-the-minute controversy fans expect from their beloved "E. Lynn. " Harris has returned with another gem of a novel that will rocket to the top of bestseller lists nationwide.
What if Jesus were not a supernatural being conceived by a virgin, but a real human being who had experienced the awakening of consciousness known as "enlightenment" in the East? This extraordinary line-by-line commentary on selected Gospels from Matthew and John tests the hypothesis that Jesus was a mystic, not a miracle worker of supernatural origin. Osho convincingly makes the case that the stories of Jesus' life were never meant to be a factual record of history, but rather are teaching parables designed to provide ongoing spiritual guidance for generations to come.I Say Unto You introduces us to a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, loving Jesus, who speaks in a plain and simple way that everyone can understand. This is not the long-faced, sad and tortured man often depicted down the centuries.Osho looks with a crystal-clear perception at Jesus' work, inviting us to see the parables and miracles as metaphors of the inner world. He gives insight into Jesus' own search, and his journeys to the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Kashmir, and Tibet that transformed him into one of the most evolved masters of the paths of love and meditation, with insights that are still relevant for today's world.
What do "I Scream!" and "Ice Cream!" have in common? Nothing--besides the fact that they sound the same! The ever-surprising Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay. Perfectly complemented by equally clever illustrations from the talented and internationally renowned Serge Bloch, this mind-bending book will have young readers thinking about words in an entirely new way!
We women are wonderfully made, but, boy, we sure are emotionally intricate. With her trademark conversational style and wit, Patsy Clairmont tackles a subject most women feel at a loss to approach--their feelings. I Second That Emotion takes one of Patsy's most popular topics at the Women of Faith conferences and shows how you can deal with a turbulent emotional life. I Second That Emotion pulls some of our emotions out to examine them individually. Think of this book, study guide, and DVD as a spa--a place to be refreshed, revived, and even repaired a little. Don't allow life to push your emotional buttons till you have an emotional meltdown. Instead, let God help you get untangled.
This colorful picture book shows the life cycle from egg to butterfly.
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