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Will A Twist Of Fate Lead To A New Beginning. . . Desiree Prescott doesn't believe in fairy-tale love anymore, not since her dreamboat ran off to Vegas years ago with another woman. She's content with her new fiancé, and she's going to make it work. But a shocking phone call in the middle of the night suddenly sends her to take care of three children in Atlanta. . . who live right next door to pro baseball player Gerard Kingsley. He's gorgeous, and she gets the vibe--except Desiree's not just another groupie. Still, when her man back home says he doesn't want the responsibility of her new family, Desiree can't help but notice how Gerard is so caring and unselfish with the kids. . . and with her. . . . . . Or A Dead End? But fame has its price and it looks like Desiree and Gerard are both going to pay when a deranged fan starts sending him gifts after each game. No one knows who the stalker is, but it's clear that now even the children are at risk. With time running out, only a dangerous confrontation will give Desiree a chance at true happiness--if she survives. . .
On a sunny morning in May 2005, foreign correspondent Matt McAllester's mother, Ann, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, and despite having spent six years reporting on death and devastation from the world's most brutal war zones, he was pole-axed by grief. Pole-axed, and also astonished to be grieving for a woman who had been largely absent from his life, lost for two-and-a-half decades in her private world of madness. In the weeks and months that followed, Matt found himself poring over old family photos and letters, searching for the warm, quick-witted and beautiful woman he remembered from his earliest childhood, who had now vanished for the second time. But as he looked anew at her long-cherished collection of cookbooks, it occurred to him that the best way to find her again might be through something they both treasured: the food she had once lovingly prepared for her family before she was snatched away from them by illness. With the help of Elizabeth David, the cookery writer his mother most revered, Matt embarked on a culinary journey, returning from the front lines to cook Ann's much-loved recipes: from cassoulet, to spare ribs, to steak with Bordelaise sauce, to oeufs en cocotte, to strawberry ice cream - the source of one of his happiest memories. And for the first time he had someone to prepare these dishes for: his new wife, with whom he was trying to conceive a child. Bittersweet is McAllester's poignant account of rediscovering his mother's life, coming to terms with her death, and travelling towards a new future as a father. Powerful, affecting and interspersed with mouth-watering recipes, it is a moving testament to the healing power of cooking for those you love.
The Eatons. For generations, the Eaton family has been dedicated to teaching others. Now siblings Belinda, Myles and Chandra are about to get some sexy, surprising lessons in love. . . . Lesson #1: Love arrives when you least expect itBelinda Eaton is dedicated to her job as a history teacher in one of Philadelphia's most challenging high schools. Committing to a man? Not exactly on her agenda. But then a tragedy brings her closer to gorgeous attorney Griffin Rice and they have to share custody of their twin goddaughters. Griffin never saw himself as husband or father material. But suddenly family vacations and Sunday dinners with the girls are the highlight of his schedule--and getting closer to their smart, intriguing godmother is his number one priority. Can he teach her that their partnership has turned into a loving relationship powerful enough to last?
Seducing her boss! To Kane Marshall, her arrogant boss, Natalie had always been the perfect secretary: quiet, efficient, undemanding. For five years Kane had thought he controlled her life--and secretly Natalie knew he controlled her heart! But now--with a new image and her confidence renewed--the time had come for Natalie to stop dreaming and live life to the full. The trouble was, Natalie's new independence was a challenge Kane couldn't resist. Natalie was playing with fire, and it seemed that scorching seduction was on the agenda!
Balloons and streamers? Carvel cake? Those might be standard fair for your average birthday party, but Whitney Blake and Sophie Mitchum are anything but average. I'm Laura Finnegan - thrift store junkie and scholarship student at Tate, our posh all-girls high school in Manhattan. I'm not like Whit or Soph, but that doesn't stop us from being BFFs. But then they started tuning in to the all-Sweet Sixteen, all-the-time channel. Now tempers are flaring, Prada bags are flying, and guys are being tossed around in vicious tug-of-war battles. Whose Sweet Sixteen will reign supreme?
Bizarre Crimes: DASTARDLY DEEDS, DEVIOUS SCHEMES, BUMBLING BURGLARS, & OTHER FOOLISH FELONS
Bizarre Politics: The Audacity, Stupidity, Incompetence, And General Idiocy Of Our Leaders ... Unfortunately!by Joe Rhatigan
Pizza kings, mama bears, fake PAC ads, and obscene tweets: Today's politics seem to have grown crazier--and more contentious--than ever. But is it really any weirder now than it ever was? In a world filled with corruption, lies, and illicit affairs, where the news regularly serves up politicians' gaffes, crimes, and screwups, it's hard to imagine things were ever stranger. Well, guess what? America has a long history of bizarre politics. . . and it's all here We invite you into the political loony bin, where you'll encounter dozens of really unlikely candidates, follow campaign trail madness, meet far too many contenders with foot-in-mouth disease, and learn about a host of false promises and lies meant to lure (presumably gullible) voters.
Host of The Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" and famed food-critic Zimmern offers a deliciously satisfying--at times, horrifying--exploration of the planet's culinary curiosities.
A group of women from different classes of life are invited on a yacht and with all the sexual activities there is also a power struggle going on.
No parent or babysitter should be without a copy of this charming story, which is enhanced by the inclusion of picture descriptions. "Bizzy Bones's quilt is special. It goes everywhere with him and gives him good dreams every night - until it disappears. Uncle Ezra does his best to console Bizzy, but the heart-broken little mouse knows that nothing can take the place of the lost quilt. Every young child who has experienced the loss of a treasure will understand how Bizzy feels, and will rejoice with him as three new friends, expert finders and fixers, help bring the third Bizzy Bones story to its joyful conclusion." (from the book)
English textbook for 6th graders.
Good writing is easy to read. It may be so smooth and flowing that it seems as though the writer simply sat down and wrote it all out in complete form. Chances are, however, that the writing took time and effort. Good writing only appears effortless.
Set in Australia, this humorous and touching story of the misadventures of a clever girl who cannot speak and her social misfit of a father will delight readers.
At the end of The Light, Book One of the Morpheus Road trilogy, Marshall learned the truth about what happened to his best friend Cooper. Now in Book Two, the POV switches to Cooper and we get to see his side of the mystery. What does his story have to do with Marshall and the journey along the Morpheus Road? Shocking twists are revealed with this latest fantastical story from a master of suspense!
Jeremy Waller finds himself in the Black, the FBI term for an off-the-books mission. His job is to get to the bottom of the most explosive scandal in American political history.
In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the U.S., the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with offices in 68 U.S. cities and powerful allies around the world. Black Against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement, and its disastrous unraveling. Informed by twelve years of meticulous archival research, as well as familiarity with most of the former Party leadership and many rank-and-file members, this book is the definitive history of one of the greatest challenges ever posed to American state power.
Mike Hammer certainly has his hands full this time with the gunning down of an old army buddy, the machinations of a powerful Mafia family, and a missing cache of $89 billion.
This guide covers 118 institutions that were founded primarily for blacks and/or possess predominantly black enrollments. It offers information on contacts, history, accreditation, costs, admission requirements, housing, degrees and more. Also includes maps and an index to school name, degrees and majors and special programs.
Black American Men Who Stutter: A Qualitative Analysis of How Communicative, Cultural and Race-Ethnic Factors Affect Identity and Lifestyleby Derek Eugene Daniels
Complete abstract: The purpose of this qualitative investigation was to develop an understanding of how communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors affect the identity and lifestyle of Black American men who stutter. The majority of stuttering research in the field of communication disorders is designed to reflect quantitative paradigms that focus primarily on physical actions of speech. Moreover, many writers and investigators allude to the idea that racial, ethnic and cultural dimensions influence the lives of people who stutter, but rarely will one find in-depth studies to document this supposition. This study was designed to expand knowledge of what it means to be a person who stutters, and how communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors affect one's identity and lifestyle. The primary investigator conducted semi-structured interviews with six participants. An initial 60 to 90 minute videotaped interview was designed to elicit each participant's life experience of being both a Black American male and a person who stutters. During this initial interview, the participant was also asked to respond to a contrived scenario. Data were analyzed for major and minor themes using a dramaturgical methodology (i.e., abstracting major and minor themes about (a) being Black American, (b) being a person who stutters, (c) identity and (d) lifestyle). The primary investigator conducted a follow-up interview with each participant approximately a week later to assess the credibility of the data analysis. Based on findings from the narrative interpretations and scenario answers, two major themes emerged: (a) avoidance and (b) perseverance. Minor themes included (a) race-ethnic dimensions to the participant's life experience, (b)perceptions of stuttering as physical actions of speech with little associated social implications, (c) negative self-esteem and (d) personal identity conflicts. Results indicate that communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors influence the lives of Black American men who stutter.
Fran tells of a troubled marriage, why she stayed and why she chose to run away. The story unravels the complex threads of identity and desire that shape her life.
Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. Black & Blue penetrates the physician's private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.
"Richly layered ... An entertaining and informative portrait of two underappreciated teams in an unforgettable time."--Boston Sunday Globe. Which is the most surprising World Series ever? Many baseball fans would agree that it was the epic 1966 clash between the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the perennial underdog Baltimore Orioles. The godlike Sandy Koufax had led the Dodgers to victory in two previous World Series, and had finished the season with twenty-seven wins, a personal best. Few outside Baltimore gave the Orioles - slugger Frank Robinson leading a young team of no-name kids and promising prospects - more than a fighting chance against such series veterans as Koufax, Don Drysdale, Maury Wills, and the rest. Experts were betting that Los Angeles would sweep it in four. What transpired instead astonished the nation, as the greatest pitching performance in World Series history capped a redemption beyond imagining. "Guaranteed to score a home run." Essence. "Astonishing ... Adelman goes way past the box scores to get information that makes the players more human and the games more dramatic." San Diego Union Tribune. "Black and Blue delivers good baseball action, ownerly perfidy, and social context." Boston Globe.
Black and Ugly is a tale of four totally different friends from the same block, whose friendship is tested during a seemingly innocent game of Truth or Dare.
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?
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