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Though it is her search for fugitive Chase Kincaid that brings Helaina to the Alaskan Territory, it is Jacob Barringer who rattles her understanding of herself and her purpose in life. This rough, unsophisticated man continually challenges her intellect as well as her spirit. And he is entirely too handsome for his own good When Helaina s obsession with capturing Kincaid dulls her judgment, the hunter becomes the prey. Now her only hope is that Jacob will find her before it is too late.
5th Anniversary - Updated & Expanded EditionWith Foreword by FRANCIS CHANEver Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless?Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities--from Washington D.C. to San Diego-- and they put themselves to the test. For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection--and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they'd always known...to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America. Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world--and may even change your life. This updated and expanded edition contains added stories, an interview with the author, a "five years after" bonus chapter, and a new foreword from Francis ChanFrom the Trade Paperback edition.n everything in a full embrace of the homeless life. Some experiences were uncomfortable, some shocking, some disturbing, some hilarious, and still others frustrating, but five months of life on the streets has left us, our faith, and our lives forever changed."From the Trade Paperback edition.
This sequel to the International Reading Association Children's Book Award winner "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt" captures all the drama and emotion of a girl's heart stopping escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad.
The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.
James Rudolph Youngblood, aka Jimmy the Kid, is an enforcer, a "ghost rider" for the Maceo brothers, Rosario and Sam, rulers of "the Free State of Galveston," who are prospering through illicit pleasures in the midst of the Great Depression. Raised on an isolated West Texas ranch that he was forced to flee at age eighteen following the violent breakup of his foster family, Jimmy has found a home and a profession in Galveston -- and a mentor in Rose Maceo. Looming over Jimmy's story like an ancient curse is the specter of his fearsome father. Their ties of blood, evident since Jimmy's boyhood, have been drawn tighter over time. Then a strange and beautiful girl enters his life and a swift and terrifying sequence of events is set in motion. Jimmy must cross the border and go deep into the brutal and merciless country of his ancestors -- where the story's harrowing climax closes a circle of destiny many years in the making.
Hailed as "original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century" (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned.Described as a "fascinating psychological thriller" (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory-our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amok, Under the Skin has been internationally received as the arrival of an exciting talent, rich and assured.
Twelve-year-old Ellie Tremont is b-o-r-e-d, bored, and she wishes something, anything, would happen. So when 14-year-old Tommy Bowers moves in next door, with his lanky swagger and his troubled past, Ellie knows her summer is about to get interesting. When Tommy suggests they start a camp for the kids on their street under their elderly neighbors'(the Watsons') porch, Ellie quickly agrees to that, and everything else Tommy suggests. And when Tommy gives her a diamond necklace that he says he bought, she's suspicious, though smitten. But by the time her parents forbid her from seeing him, she's given him her heart. Soon, though, Tommy goes too far and even Ellie isn't sure what to make of him.
"One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want-to express their love through marriage."-Illinois Representative Ann WilliamsUnder This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elaborate ruse to keep their relationship a secret, the two women constantly fear discovery in their conservative town. Denied legal access to the altar, they face even greater hardships when Penny is diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing treatment.Set in the political arena, Under This Beautiful Dome reminds us why the march to legalize same-sex marriage is both personal and political. This vivid, beautiful story paints an intimate portrait of a loving relationship and the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today.
Under Wraps is an all-church Advent experience that explores the character of God exampled in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ. Through small group resources for all ages, teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides, all areas of church life weave together for an exciting, new Advent celebration. The adult study book is the centerpiece of the program, serving as the adult small group resource and the source of content for worship planners and leaders. Each week centers on a key word that describes a characteristic of God that is evidenced in the Old Testament and then seen more clearly through Jesus: faithful, dangerous, expectant and jealous. Additional material on the theme of "Joy" is provided for an optional Christmas week focus.
BACHELOR TERRITORYShe's his clientRoman Lufka is a rough, tough private investigator. He's been hired to protect Brittany Langford. The easiest way to be by her side, twenty-four hours a day, is to go undercover-as Brittany's husband....and his wife!But if protecting his "wife" is easy, living with her isn't. They're perfect strangers-and for Roman, Brit is all too perfect. It seems this confirmed bachelor is facing his toughest assignment yet-falling in love!"Rebecca Winters writes from the heart..."-Debbi MacomberThere are two sides to every story...and now it's his turn!
A past he'd rather forget, a future he secretly longs for... DEA informant Sean Holigan never imagined he'd return to Copper Lake and revisit the ghosts of his past. But bad memories aren't the only thing waiting for him. With their mother in jail, Sean's nieces are in the care of their foster mother, Sophy Marchand. Years and miles haven't erased Sean's high school memories of the young, studious Sophy, but she certainly has grown up. Beautiful and benevolent, Sophy represents a life, and love, Sean longs for-and one of three lives he must protect. Targeted by ruthless killers, Sophy and the girls depend on Sean...almost as badly as he depends on them.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET INTO BED WITH THE ENEMY....That's exactly what FBI agent Tori Lowell is afraid of. Especially after she learns that her first undercover assignment will involve going into a sex resort, posing as the wife of her longtime nemesis-and nightly fantasy-gorgeous Carter Sinclair. Which wouldn't be so bad, except that, years ago, she'd almost made it into Carter's bed. And she's afraid that once she gets there, she won't be able to leave....After years of undercover work, all Carter Sinclair wants is a little peace. But when his final assignment pairs him with Tori, he decides to go for one last fling, too! The sexy brunette has had him tied up in knots since they were both cadets. And now, given their new "marital" status, Carter can enjoy his "husbandly" rights until Tori's out of his system, once and for all. Little does he guess that this "marriage" was meant to last....
"THE NAME'S WIND, KATHY WIND. . . . "With those words, Princess Katherine Wyndham went from sensible sister to secret agent. Her mission: to locate her brother--the long-lost crown prince. Her cover: nanny for handsome tycoon Trey Sutherland. Caring for Trey's kids came more naturally than any royal duty. And falling for the brooding widower was effortless. But Katherine had always been the plain-Jane princess. Was it too much to hope that he could want a happily-ever-after with her. . . especially once he discovered who she really was?
A pulse-pounding thrill ride from the tunnels of Vietnam to a secret world underneath the sidewalks of SeattleSeattle burned to the ground in 1889 and a new city was built on top of the old. A century later, the original Seattle remains: empty streets, crumbling sidewalks, and pitch-black passageways, twelve feet beneath the modern metropolis.When a stickup goes horribly wrong, Hilton "Rabbit" Babcock and his eight-year-old hostage, Ali, tumble through the rotten floor of an abandoned warehouse and into the subterranean city. They are not alone. Strange, desperate characters lurk in the shadows of old Seattle, and they don't take kindly to visitors. But with the cops and the ruthless drug queen he's in debt to waiting aboveground, Rabbit has little choice but to plunge deeper into the dark, dragging Ali along with him. To bring her out, the Seattle PD turns to a Vietnam vet who spent his war years flushing the Viet Cong from their jungle tunnels. Is Lewis ready to face his demons and go underground again? Ali's life might just depend on it.
A pregnant abandoned cat befriends a chained up old hound dog. Together they care for her new born kittens. But life is not easy for them as they try to protect each other from the cruelty of nature and humans.
What's the secret to feeling sexier and incredibly confident, to looking thinner and shapelier without losing a pound? It's not your body or your clothes, but what you wear underneath it all! Now you can learn the secrets of always looking and feeling your best. Whether you're well-endowed or more petite, have a bountiful behind or want to create more curves, there is beautiful lingerie for you. This book will help you find it, fit it, wear it and--most of all--love it!. -- Discover the best styles for your body and show off your assets. -- Build a lingerie wardrobe with the perfect pieces for every occasion, from bare essentials to sultry extras. -- Ensure the perfect fit with our guide to bra fit flaws and fixes. -- Learn what to wear for any occasion--whether you're dressing to impress or dressing to undress!
Cadet James Eden, latest in a long line of men who had given their lives to the sea, had no reason to suspect that his career was threatened: he looked forward to the day, not so far distant, when he would graduate and enter the sub-sea world for which his Academy was named. And suddenly he was caught in a vortex of charges and counter-charges: for some baffling, unimaginable purpose, someone was evidently trying to frame him. And succeeding. Yet there was worse to come. For on the heels of his expulsion from the Sub-Sea Academy, Jim learned that his uncle, one of the world's most ex¬perienced sub-seaman, had mysteriously disappeared while mining uranium at the bottom of Eden Deep, one of the new uranium fields the Edens had helped to open up on the ocean floor. Jim did not--could not--believe that Stewart Eden was dead. He determined to enter the vast dome-city of Marinia to trace his uncle. In doing so, James Eden put himself on the line--a line that could end in death.
When David and his four friends are stranded in the sea, they fall into the world of Neptune and have adventures as they come across semi gods in Neptune's fantasy world.
A fresh approach to bridging research design with statistical analysis While good social science requires both research design and statistical analysis, most books treat these two areas separately. Understanding and Applying Research Design introduces an accessible approach to integrating design and statistics, focusing on the processes of posing, testing, and interpreting research questions in the social sciences.The authors analyze real-world data using SPSS software, guiding readers on the overall process of science, focusing on premises, procedures, and designs of social scientific research. Three clearly organized sections move seamlessly from theoretical topics to statistical techniques at the heart of research procedures, and finally, to practical application of research design:Premises of Research introduces the research process and the capabilities of SPSS, with coverage of ethics, Empirical Generalization, and Chi Square and Contingency Table AnalysisProcedures of Research explores key quantitative methods in research design including measurement, correlation, regression, and causationDesigns of Research outlines various design frameworks, with discussion of survey research, aggregate research, and experimentsThroughout the book, SPSS software is used to showcase the discussed techniques, and detailed appendices provide guidance on key statistical procedures and tips for data management. Numerous exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material, and a related website features additional data sets and SPSS code.Understanding and Applying Research Design is an excellent book for social sciences and education courses on research methods at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also an insightful reference for professionals who would like to learn how to pose, test, and interpret research questions with confidence.
Though largely neglected in classrooms, LGBT history can provide both a fuller understanding of U. S. history and contextualization for the modern world. This is the first book designed for university and high school teachers who want to integrate queer history into the standard curriculum. With its inspiring stories, classroom-tested advice, and rich information, it is a valuable resource for anyone who thinks history should be an all-inclusive story. Understanding and Teaching U. S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History offers a wealth of insight for teachers. Introductory essays by Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman make clear why queer history is important and provide global historical context, showing that same-sex sexual desire and gender change are not new, modern phenomena. Teachers in diverse educational settings provide narratives of their experiences teaching queer history. A topical section offers seventeen essays on such themes as sexual diversity in early America, industrial capitalism and emergent sexual cultures, and gay men and lesbians in World War II. Contributors include detailed suggestions for integrating these topics into a standard U. S. history curriculum, including creative and effective assignments. A final section addresses sources and interpretive strategies well-suited to the history classroom. Taken as a whole, Understanding and Teaching U. S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will help teachers at all levels navigate through cultural touchstones and political debates and provide a fuller knowledge of significant events in history.
Improve your programming through a solid understanding of C pointers and memory management. With this practical book, you'll learn how pointers provide the mechanism to dynamically manipulate memory, enhance support for data structures, and enable access to hardware. Author Richard Reese shows you how to use pointers with arrays, strings, structures, and functions, using memory models throughout the book. Difficult to master, pointers provide C with much flexibility and power--yet few resources are dedicated to this data type. This comprehensive book has the information you need, whether you're a beginner or an experienced C or C++ programmer or developer. Get an introduction to pointers, including the declaration of different pointer types Learn about dynamic memory allocation, de-allocation, and alternative memory management techniques Use techniques for passing or returning data to and from functions Understand the fundamental aspects of arrays as they relate to pointers Explore the basics of strings and how pointers are used to support them Examine why pointers can be the source of security problems, such as buffer overflow Learn several pointer techniques, such as the use of opaque pointers, bounded pointers and, the restrict keyword
In any area of the curriculum, children need to learn concepts, facts and skills through first-hand experience. In art, such learning depends on exploring and experimenting with the visual language through which artists communicate, and the visual elements such as line, colour and shape. The National Curriculum places strong emphasis on experimenting with and applying the visual elements. This book systematically explores the basic knowledge needed to do this effectively. The author deals with the visual elements of art, their properties, how they are related, and especially with the ways in which children's knowledge of each can be developed through simple but creative activities. Each element is placed in context, with extensive cross-referencing. The author shows how these elements can be observed in the children's environment and provides examples of how they have been used in works of art and craft. This accessible book does not assume any specialist knowledge or experience. It is essential for teachers at primary and secondary levels, art co-ordinators and for undergraduate and postgraduate level students of art education. Martin Wenham is an artist, calligrapher and stone carver who has exhibited at the Craft's Council. He has taught at the University of Leicester and has over twenty years' experience of teaching in primary and secondary schools.
The field of autobiographical memory has made dramatic advances since the first collection of papers in the area was published in 1986. Now, over 25 years on, this book reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives, and approaches that have evolved over the last decades. A truly eminent collection of editors and contributors appraise the basic neural systems of autobiographical memory; its underlying cognitive structures and retrieval processes; how it develops in infancy and childhood, and then breaks down in aging; its social and cultural aspects; and its relation to personality and the self. Autobiographical memory has demonstrated a strong ability to establish clear empirical generalizations, and has shown its practical relevance by deepening our understanding of several clinical disorders - as well as the induction of false memories in the legal system. It has also become an important topic for brain studies, and helped to enlarge our general understanding of the brain.
Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance world buzzingBitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in finance since the advent of fiat currency. With Understanding Bitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides finance professionals with a complete technical guide and resource to the cryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible work fully explores the supporting economic realities and technological advances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative arguments from various economic schools regarding its continued viability.This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description of how Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and moving on to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and mining technologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broader perspective of digital currencies and explores historical attempts at cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just a digital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer of value using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what it is, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the way digital value changes hands.Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind itDelve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on the financial industryDiscover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrenciesExplore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologiesLearn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomic cross-chain trading, and moreBitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the current financial system rests: that currencies are issued by central governments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fully understand this revolutionary technology, Understanding Bitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.