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In 1915, the author enlisted as a nurse in the armed services. She explores the politics and hopes of those people who came of age as war broke out.
When a bizarre houseboat explosion rocks the close-knit community of Baxter, firefighters, friends, and neighbors stand powerless as the McConnells' blazing hull sinks to the bottom of Heron Lake. Grief turns to outrage as new evidence proves there was one survivor -- and points to murder, something this sheltered community has never faced in its hundred-year history. In a race with the FBI, Jed sets out to track down the sole survivor, coping meanwhile with his own painful marital struggle. Baxter's mystery and Jed's dilemma are ones only God can solve in this suspenseful, surprising story of redemption amidst despair in small-town America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"A welcome reissue of O'Brian's moving and very fine first novel."--Kirkus Reviews Delmore Schwartz, the most influential critic in postwar America, wrote of Patrick O'Brian's first novel Testimonies: "A triumph...drawn forward by lyric eloquence and the story's fascination, [the reader] discovers in the end that he has encountered in a new way the sphinx and the riddle of existence itself." Schwartz' imagination was fired by this sinister tale of love and death set in Wales, a timeless story with echoes of Thomas Hardy and Mary Webb. Joseph Pugh, sick of Oxford and of teaching, decides to take some time off to live in a wild and beautiful Welsh farm valley. There he falls physically ill and is nursed back to health by Bronwen Vaughn, the wife of a neighboring farmer. Slowly, unwillingly, Bronwen and Pugh fall in love;' and while that word is never spoken between them, their story is as passionate and as tragic as that of Vronsky and Anna Karenina.
A unique resource that combines all aspects of Web testing and makes it completely specific to ASP. NET As Microsoft's key Web technology for creating dynamic, data-driven Web sites and Web applications, ASP. NET is incredibly popular. This is the first book to combine several testing topics and make them specific to ASP. NET. The author duo of Microsoft MVPs covers both the test-driven development approach and the specifics of automated user interface testing; performance, load, and stress testing; accessibility testing; and security testing. This definitive guide walks you through the many testing pitfalls you might experience when developing ASP. NET applications. The authors explain the fundamental concepts of testing and demystify all the correct actions you need to consider and the tools that are available so that you may successfully text your application. Author duo of Microsoft MVPs offer a unique resource: a combination of several testing topics and making them specific to ASP. NET, Microsoft's key Web technology for creating dynamic, data-driven Web sites and applications Guides you through the many testing pitfalls you may experience when developing ASP. NET applications Reviews the fundamental concepts of testing and walks you through the various tools and techniques available and for successfully testing an application Discusses several different types of testing: acceptance, stress, accessibility, and security Examines various testing tools, such as nUnit, VS test suite, WCAT, Selenium, Fiddler, Firebug, and more This one-of-a-kind resource will help you become proficient in successfull application testing.
Experience all three riveting novels in the New York Times best-selling trilogy from author Joelle Charbonneau. The Testing is new dystopian series perfect for readers of Divergent and The Hunger Games. Experience all three riveting novels in the New York Times best-selling trilogy from author Joelle Charbonneau. The complete collection includes The Testing, Independent Study, and Graduation Day. The Testing: Your time is almost up. The best-selling trilogy's dynamic dystopian debut. It's graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about--hope for--is whether she'll be chosen for The Testing. Danger, romance--and sheer terror--await. Independent Study: Failure is not an option.Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas--and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government's murderous programs put her--and her loved ones--in a world of danger. The future of the Commonwealth depends on her. Graduation Day: The final test is the deadliest. In the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy, the stakes are higher than ever--lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope. Ready or not...it's Graduation Day.
In The Testosterone Factor, the first practical all-natural guide for midlife men, Dr. Shafiq Qaadri offers a groundbreaking strategy for assessing and overcoming-without hormonal supplements-the symptoms of male menopause, including depression, fatigue, explosive anger, loss of ambition, and, perhaps most widely recognized, loss of virility. He offers comprehensive worksheets to help readers quantify their symptoms and gauge their level of andropause, then arms them with specific, personalized strategies for improving their overall wellness. He also tackles that most sensitive of issues-"plumbing problems"-and discusses the pros and cons of Viagra and its cousins. By offering clear information in an upbeat tone, as well as a variety of lifestyle approaches, natural exercises, and step-by-step techniques, The Testosterone Factor helps the midlife andropausal man identify his priorities and follow a strategy that's best for him.
Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations.And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye's creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916), the "Jewish Mark Twain," who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem's heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the "Railroad Stories," twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.From the Trade Paperback edition.
FIND YOUR SISTER Three words scrawled on a piece of paper just upended Abby Winchester's world. She'd never known she even had a sister. Abby's sure she'll learn the truth after traveling to the sleepy Texas town where she was born. And tall, brooding Clay Tanner may find the answers she needs, even if he does look more like a cowboy than a PI. The petite blonde who just hired him is tempting Clay to break his rule not to get involved with a client. But the former ATF agent isn't ready for a relationship-not after what once happened on his watch. Still, helping Abby uncover family secrets makes him wonder if it's time to put his own past to rest. Is Abby willing to face an uncertain future-together?
USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig returns to Verity, Texas... All Wyatt Milan wants is a quiet life. That's why the billionaire rancher became sheriff of the sleepy town of Verity, Texas. But Wyatt's tranquility is disrupted when charismatic TV host Destiny Jones blows into town, determined to solve a murder mystery tied to a long-standing family feud. Destiny's questions threaten to stir up the old Milan-Calhoun dispute-along with the hottest desire Wyatt has ever felt. This woman has turned his town, and his life, upside down. Suddenly Wyatt's got a brand-new feud on his hands-one a lot closer to his heart!
A Texas bodyguard never thought he'd see Melanie Dixon again-or learn he was the father of her little boy... A shotgun blast shatters the night and Dawson Hill foils a ruthless stalker. Now the fearless bodyguard is committed to protecting Melanie Dixon-the alluring woman who left him two years ago without a word. Not only is he surprised she's back in Mason Ridge, Dawson is doubly stunned to learn they have a son. Now the three of them are on the run, and Dawson is determined to protect the baby boy he never knew he could love so much. With his passion for Melanie reigniting like Texas wildfire even as he struggles to forgive her deception, a madman closes in. A madman who threatens the family Dawson never dreamed would be within reach.
Nineteenth-century Texas was alive with lovers and scoundrels, drifters and dreamers. It was a land brimming with wild, glorious passions--passions USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas tenderly evokes in this exquisite new novel... <P><P> Fleeing trouble in Pittsburgh, young Kara O'Riley has no choice but to travel as far West as her meager funds will take her. And when she hires on as bookkeeper for a sprawling Texas ranch, she quickly decides that her new employer, Jonathan Catlin, is the coldest, strangest man she's ever known. He's told her he has exactly one year to make the ranch a success--but she has a feeling there's an awful lot more he's not telling her. For one thing, there's something odd about Catlin Ranch. For another, she has glimpsed a hint of tenderness in Jonathan's gorgeous, haunted eyes--and suddenly her lonely, aching heart is filled with fire...
While the battles of 1836--the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto--are wellknown moments in the Texas Revolution, the battle for Bexar in the fall of 1835 is often overlooked. Yet this lengthy siege, which culminated in a Texan victory in December 1835, set the stage for those famous events and for the later revolutionary careers of Sam Houston, James Bowie, and James W. Fannin. <P><P> Drawing on extensive research and on-site study around San Antonio, Alwyn Barr completely maps the ebbs and flows of the Bexar campaign for the first time. He studies the composition of the two armies and finds that they were well matched in numbers and fighting experience--revising a common belief that the Texans defeated a force four times larger. He analyzes the tactics of various officers, revealing how ambition and revolutionary politics sometimes influenced the Texas army as much as military strategy. And he sheds new light on the roles of the Texan and Mexican commanders, Stephen F. Austin and Martín Perfecto de Cos.
Army Captain Walker Larson is shocked when a captivating young woman walks into his office-claiming to be his wife. Unfortunately for Lacy, the handsome Texan didn't know his father bought him a woman in a "wife lottery," and he's not interested in settling down. Crushed, the broken beauty leaves her dreams behind and returns home to Cedar Point. Three years later, it's Lacy who's stunned when Walker shows up on her doorstep. Trading one tour of duty for another, he's been ordered to protect Lacy from an enemy out for revenge. Wanting nothing to do with her errant husband, Lacy is powerless to resist his protection-and passionate kisses. With a flicker of hope, can she forgive the seductive soldier who once drove her away...but now holds the key to her heart?
In the first novel of a brand-new Texas trilogy, award-winning USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes her "exquisite and often lyrical" writing (Inside Romance) to passionate new heights as an emotionally wounded man and woman discover the true nature of love and marriage... <P><P> Thrown off a wagon train with two other women and trying to avoid jail for a murder they committed, Bailee Moore agrees to enter a "Wife Lottery"--a ploy concocted by the Cedar Point sheriff to secure wives for the men in the small Texas town. For the sensible Bailee, however, marrying Carter McKoy is like exchanging one life sentence for another--especially since her new husband hasn't even seen fit to utter a single word in her presence. But still, she can't help thinking that something about this strong, silent farmer could be the key to leaving her troubled past behind...and making a worthy wager with her heart.
Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener's monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America's most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal--a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Poland. Praise for Texas "Fascinating."--Time "A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid."--The Boston Globe "A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas's own writers often don't."--The Washington Post Book World "Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener's taste for multigenerational epics."--The New York Times
Describes the history, geography, people, politics and government, economy, state events and attractions of Texas.
Dr. Olivia Alvarado, town vet and sometime coroner of Port Serenity, Texas, is nobody's fool. So when Sheriff C. J. Baker charged into her life, the last thing Livy expected was a broken heart. She should've known better. Because he seemed absolutely perfect for her - and nothing's ever perfect. Finding out that C.J. was already married just about killed Olivia. But there's a lot she doesn't know about C.J.'s marriage - like the fact that it was for Selena's protection. Now that Selena's safe and he's safely divorced, C.J. wants Olivia back. When they're thrown together on a bizarre case, Livy can't avoid spending time with C.J. - or falling for him all over again. But then Selena shows up in Port Serenity. So what's a girl to think? Harlequin American Romance #1115
The latest installment in the Confidential series, Texas Confidential pokes at the seamy underbelly of the Lone Star State, where folks do everything - including sex, scandal, murder, and mayhem - in a big way. Author Michael J. Varhola rounds up more than 40 Texas tales - from the rogues who defended the Alamo to the rogues who brought down Enron. Along the way, readers learn the sordid details of sex - from Miss Hattie's Bordello in West Texas (now a museum!) to "Charlie Wilson's Whore" scandal - from corrupt governors "Ma" and "Pa" Ferguson to corrupt politicians Lyndon Johnson and Tom DeLay; murder - from Bonnie and Clyde to the Kennedy Assassination to the over-zealous cheerleader mom; and mayhem - from the crash of a UFO in 1897 in the little town of Aurora to Nazi war criminals hiding in El Paso (while working for the local government). Packed with pictures and loaded with sidebars, Texas Confidential is informative, irreverent, and enormously entertaining.
After a nomadic childhood, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the noted Texas cattle king, Shanghai Pierce, and began a life that embraced all the hard work, excitement, and adventure readers today associate with the cowboy era. He "rid the Chisholm trail," driving 2,500 heads of cattle from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosa--now a historic monument--when it was home to raucous saloons, red light districts, and a fair share of violence; and led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Kid and his gang. First published in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his life as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, range detective, and adventurer was one the first classics about the Old West and helped to romanticize the West and its myth of the American cowboy. Will Rogers declared, "That was the Cowboy's Bible when I was growing up."
That's the philosophy Claire Hannaford always followed. Left in a basket shortly after her birth, Claire's never had a family -- and she doesn't think she needs one. Being on her own means she's free to take nursing assignments wherever and whenever she wants. Her latest assignment brings her to the Parker Ranch to care for ailing Mae Parker, the clan's formidable matriarch. Claire's never seen a family like this one. They all seem to be strong-willed and no-nonsense. And they don't exactly approve of Claire -- since Mae went behind their backs to hire her. But one member of the extended family, Tanner -- as much an outsider as Claire -- stands out. Before long, Tanner and the rest of the Parkers have Claire wondering if she's been lying to herself all these years.
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