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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2012 includes Bryan Curtis, Lynn Freed, J. Malcolm Garcia, Peter Gwin, Pico Iyer, Mark Jenkins, Dimiter Kenarov, Robin Kirk, Kimberly Meyer, Paul Theroux, and others
Told entirely in poetry--sonnets and haikus--this readable novel tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who struggles to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same.
David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country's recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.From the Hardcover edition.
Around the world and into your heart! Everywhere you go--no matter how far you travel-- from Amsterdam to Zambia, one thing remains the same: a parent's love for her newborn child. Our wide world is becoming a global village, filled with a multitude of rich cultures and traditions--and thousands of wonderful, resonant names any son or daughter would be proud to own. In The Best Baby Names in the World, you'll discover popular and beautiful names from around the globe, as well as meanings, derivations, and fascinating, fact-filled sidebars. Organized by country, this handy, easy-to-use volume is a treasure trove of strong, musical, truly unique names from Africa, Asia, Europe, the U. S. , Latin America, and everywhere in between--an invaluable handbook that will help you succeed in that all-important task: finding the perfect name for your perfect baby!
I WON'T! I WON'T! <P>Hilda Hippo is baby-sitting for the Pig family. Pig Will is quick to agree to help with the chores, but all Pig Won't say is "I won't!" Hilda keeps coming up with ways to turn work into play, and Pig Won't is missing out on the fun--unless he can learn to say "I will!"
Set in 1917 and inspired the by the author's true family history, this novel tells the poignant story of an unexpected friendship between a white farm boy and an African-American city girl--and the ripples it sends through a rural Alabama town.
For every mother who has repackaged last-minute, store-bought brownies in tinfoil, The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook is a godsend. It packs more than 120 quick and easy recipes for irresistible treats and makes a terrific one-stop kitchen companion for parents, kids, or anyone on the go. Cookies, brownies, breads, bars, cupcakes, muffins, cakes, pies, and more . . . this essential cookbook is stocked with bake sale sell-outs. Every recipe is a proven success! Also included are helpful tips for packaging each delicious treat to ensure a beautiful presentation and to maximize sales. From chocolate-dipped fortune cookies to frosted ice cream cone cakes, these delightful recipes will inspire the baker (and fundraiser) in everyone.
The Best Bash Book, filled with fun, creative ideas for all sorts of parties. It can help girls 8-12 prepare for teen parties by providing great advice about party etiquette, when and why you would have a party, and straight answers to common questions like when to hold a boy-girl party.
WHO'S THE BEST? WHO'S THE WORST? Every Bay Area fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about the - picking the best, the worst, and who will come out on top. And no region tears its sports teams apart like we do in Northern California. Veteran sportswriter Cam Inman takes you inside the 100 best debates in Bay Area sports. Covering the 49ers, Raiders, Giants, A's, Sharks, Warriors, and beyond, every question you want to debate is here - as well as a few surprises. Joe vs. Steve: Who deserved to start for the 49ers? Which Raiders season was the best? What's theWarriors' all-time starting five? Is Barry Bonds a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Was the A's best home run hit by a Bash Brother? Were Cal's five laterals legal in The Play? Also included is a foreword by John Madden.
Clare and Mary do everything together. After all, they're best best friends. But on Mary's birthday, she gets a party, a shiny crown, and lots of attention--and Clare gets jealous. The best best friends get into a big, big fight. Only after Clare comes up with a way to make peace do the girls realize that between true friends, love triumphs over jealousy every time (even when it comes to crowns and cupcakes).
Create these 13 birdhouse projects suitable for more than 25 species of wild birds. Includes plans for a bat house and butterfly house plus sidebars on how to attract birds.
For those who like to be bound or enjoy binding others during love making. A collection of short erotic tales.
Get Your Child Hooked on Books!Reading can become a favorite part of any child's life--even children who think they hate to read. And, with the help of this unique book, it's easy to put your reluctant reader on the path to becoming an enthusiastic reader. Inside are 125 books that are certain to ignite your child's interest in reading. You'll find a variety of titles with real kid appeal--the best of the best for children of all reading levels. These books will captivate your child's interest and create a passion you never thought possible. So, for the love of reading and your child, come inside, explore all 125 books, and discover:·Complete descriptions and synopses ·The appeal of each book to reluctant readers ·Suggested audience and reading levels ·Recommended readings if your child enjoys a particular book ·And much, much more! By developing a love of reading and an emotional connection to books and ideas, your child can develop and maintain a high level of interest in reading--and get a head start on life."An excellent resource for parents and educators interested in promoting literacy among children, with practical tips on how to make reading a fun, educational, and rewarding experience for children of all ages."--Stephen Green, Ph.D., child development specialist, Texas A&M UniversityFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The second summer is hotter than ever! Priya Shah is Camp Lakeview's resident tomboy - her BFF in the whole world is Jordan: a BOY, but they are just friends. The girls in bunk 4C aren't buying it, though. Priya's used to the teasing and thinks she can take it. But during the fourth-division field trip to D.C. she realizes she's never been more wrong. And when Jordan starts going out with another girl on the trip, Priya must get in touch with her true feelings before it's too late.
Containing writings that are variously wise, witty, heartfelt, and profound, this is the fourth volume in an annual series that brings together the years most notable literature inspired by Buddhist philosophy and practice.
A collection of the most notable and perceptive Buddhism-inspired literature published in the last year. It includes: Short meditative practices for peace from Thich Nhat Hanh Sylvia Boorstein on how equanimity supports Kate Wheeler on meditating.
"[The editors] cast their net wide, picking up some excellent stories from nontraditional sources that even avid readers of the business press may have missed."-USA Today, on the 2001 edition. Series editor Andrew Leckey and guest editor Ken Auletta have scoured the print media, consulted with the editors of major business and general interest publications, and surveyed journalism school deans to find the best business stories from the last twelve months. Among those selected: Michael Lewis on teenage stock trader Jonathan Lebed, from The New York Times Magazine; James B. Stewart on the irrepressible Michael Milken, from The New Yorker; and many others from the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Fortune, Rocky Mountain News, and Wired. The second annual edition continues the excellence and comprehensive range of this fascinating anthology series.
A collection of articles on the business practices, most of them despicable, of 2003-4.
A selection of the year's most compelling and informative essays capturing a critical moment in business and finance.
An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the fashion world. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing--and misuse--of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.
Many of the castles featured offer a wealth of things to see and do, from their beautiful settings and manicured gardens, to museum collections and re-enactment events. Not only does the book give you essential information for visiting the castles, but it also provides background information on the roles castles played and other interesting facts to make your visit more enjoyable. This book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of the castles.
They said he had striking looks-andNicolette Saddler certainly felt that something had struck her straight in the heart when she first locked eyes with Dr. Ridge Garroway. But Nicolette had had her fill of good-looking, sweet-talking men and she wasn't interested in another one, especially not a sexy cowboy doctor who had secrets of his own. Yet Ridge, unlike anyone she'd ever met, seemed to warm the coldness that filled her. Could he be a man worth catching once and for all?
Poor Hattie. Her mother has died and her father is traveling across America looking for work during the depression. She has to live with her two fussy aunts and her pipsqueak brother, as well as the stuck-up new girl on the farm next door. Christmas is coming and Hattie isn't in the spirit. But then she decides she will make enough money to bring her father home ... and make the Best family's Christmas the most wonderful one ever!
[From the back cover:]] "Puss is a country cat at heart, and loves living in a small town. But Puss's owner Jenni moves to the city where there's traffic and people seem so unfriendly. He decides he must return home to the country. On his way back, Puss realizes that home isn't about place--it's about being with loved ones. Illustrations."
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