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The Well-Read Witch: Essential Books for Your Magickal Library

by Carl Mccolman

With reviews of over 400 books, this will be an essential handbook for anyone interested in reading about the magical world of Witchcraft-- as well as related topics of interest to any Wiccan practitioner.

The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook: Give Your Baby a Healthy Start With 100 Recipes That Adapt to Fit How You Feel

by Karen Gurwitz Jen Hoy

Every woman wants to eat her best. But eating well can be challenging during the best of times. During pregnancy it is aggravated with curveballs such as nausea, cravings, or life. Before you ruin your healthful intentions, check outThe Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook,whichoffers a compromise by providing 100 recipes that meet every mother's needs by adapting them to her moods. Feeling nauseous? Turn Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins into a lemony-soup. Craving comfort foods? Modify Asian Cabbage Salad into a traditional but healthy treat. Ready to shed your baby pounds? Transform Fettucine with Mushrooms and Slow-Roasted Tomatoes into a beautiful salad. Feeling good today? Try some Broiled Salmon with Caramelized Fennel and Sweet Onion paired with Crisp Roasted Sweet Potatoes. And the Lemon Cookies and Devilicious Cupcakes are great for any mood. Easily customizable recipes also mean that mom-to-be and her family can sit down and enjoy the same meal, no matter how she's feeling. With helpful tips and options that minimize prep time,The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbookis a must-have for any expectant, new or not-so-new mother, who needs a flexible solution for preparing delicious, healthful, meals! As the founder of Mothers & Menus, Inc. and a busy mom of three, Karen Gurwitz knows how hard it can be to find time to take care of yourself. In The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook, she encourages you to tune in to your body's needs and give yourself permission to honor your cravings. Her voice and the cookbook are a great accompaniment to your journey of motherhood, whether you are in the early stages, or have been on it for quite some time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Well-Tempered Heart

by Jan-Philipp Sendker

The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

The Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed

by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

Everything you ever wanted to know about punctuation marks using humorous examples.

A Well-Timed Enchantment

by Vivian Vande Velde

It's bad enough that Deanna has to waste her summer in France and her only friend is a mangy black cat, but now she's staring hopelessly into a well, trying to figure out what in the world to wish for. Before she can make a wish, the cat scratches her, her watch falls into the well, and then . . . so has she! Except that now she's in medieval France, the cat is a handsome young man, and her watch has the power to completely change history. Maybe a quiet summer would have been nice?

The Wellington and Napoleon Quartet: Young Bloods, The Generals, Fire and Sword, Fields of Death

by Simon Scarrow

Arthur, Duke of Wellington, and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte were adversaries on an epic scale. Across Europe and beyond, the armies of Great Britain and France clashed, from the Iberian Peninsula to India, from Austerlitz to the final confrontation at Waterloo. What drove the two clever, ambitious, determined men who masterminded these military campaigns? How did the underdog from Corsica develop the strategic military skills and the political cunning that gave him power over swathes of Europe? And how did Wellington, born to be a leader, hone his talents and drive an army to victory after victory? From an outstanding historian and novelist come four epic novels, now available in one volume for the first time, which tell the full story of both these men, from their very early days till the momentous battle at Waterloo which decided the future of Europe. INCLUDES MAPS

A Wellington Christmas (A Wellington Cross Christmas Novella)

by Cheryl Lane

William and Ginny Brown have been married for six months, and as Christmas approaches, Ginny begins to suspect that she is with child. She tries to deny it, not feeling ready to be a mother just yet. However, after the birth of William's cousin's baby, Ginny begins to change her feelings towards having her own baby. In the meantime, she has lost her wedding ring and frets over what William will think when he finds out. They spend Christmas at their new home, The Forest Plantation, where fears and worries are revealed, and they learn how to rely on each other as their love grows stronger. A snowstorm and an accident make it difficult for the whole family to make it to The Forest on Christmas Day.

Wellington Cross (Wellington Cross Series, Book 1)

by Cheryl Lane

Madeline Wellington wakes up a year after the Civil War ended with no memory of her life. She is found by a man who claims to be her betrothed but later finds out he lied about nearly everything. She had actually been married to another man and they'd had a baby together. Ethan Wellington is distraught after losing his wife of a year. Yet within another year, he marries another woman, Elizabeth, just one month before Madeline reappears in his life. When he finds out Elizabeth is with child, he regretfully sends Madeline away to her brother's. The distance between them is torturous, even as they share responsibility of their child. William Brown is a new hired hand of Madeline's brother, who had served in the war with Ethan and has taken it upon himself to watch over Madeline for him. He offers to enter into an agreement to take care of a growing problem of Madeline's. Will she accept his proposal of marriage in order to save the family's reputation? A sudden tragedy sets into motion a series of events that will change everything. Madeline is haunted by something from her past, something best left forgotten, for her life depends on it. This last forgotten memory is the key to how she befell the accident that caused her to lose her memory to begin with. Will she ever find the happiness and love that she longs for?

Wellington: The Iron Duke

by Richard Holmes

In this compelling biography, Richard Holmes charts the life of the Duke of Wellington, Britain's greatest soldier. He follows Wellington's remarkable career, from the ruins of his family seat in Ireland and the plains of India where he first gained his reputation as a brilliant commander, to the horrors of the Peninsular War and Waterloo. Holmes sees Wellington as a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, War and Waterloo. Holmes sees Wellington as a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a man of enormous courage and iron duty often sickened by the horrors of war.

Wendell Black, MD

by Gerald Imber

A New York City police surgeon finds himself in the middle of an international drug-smuggling ring--or is it an even more dangerous conspiracy?After a heart-thumping drop in altitude on a flight from London to New York, NYPD police surgeon Wendell Black is called on to try to save a woman who has gone into cardiac arrest. He's just carrying out his duty, but his aid places him at the center of an international drug-smuggling investigation.As Black, and his English girlfriend, Alice--a knockout beauty and a surgeon to boot--digs deeper into the activities of the drug ring, he begins to suspect that a number of British doctors are involved. And when one of Alice's colleagues is brutally murdered and Alice suddenly disappears, the NYPD starts looking to Black for answers. His search peels away rings of conspiracy that expose a shocking threat to the nation.

Were Dinosaurs Smart?

by The Editors at the Walt Disney Company

Answers to many questions about dinosaurs: How fast could they run? What did they eat? Why did they disappear? and more.

Werehunter

by Mercedes Lackey

The companion volume to "Fiddler Fair", this novel invites readers to lope through the night with a woman transformed into a leopard and pursued by a hunter who is more than human; to attend a gathering of romance writers that has a very unusual vampire in its midst; return to the world of Heralds of Valdemar; and join in more unforgettable adventures from a spellbinding master of fantasy and science fiction.

The Werewolf Club Meets Dorkula (The Werewolf Club #3)

by Daniel Pinkwater

Third book in the Werewolf Club series.

Werewolf in Seattle

by Vicki Lewis Thompson

The last thing Colin McDowell wants is to inherit his Aunt Geraldine's mansion in the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington. As the pack leader of the Trevelyans in Scotland, he had little time to travel halfway around the world to take care of his inheritance. But the trip takes a pleasant turn when he meets Luna Reynaud, the young secretary his aunt hired shortly before she died. He isn't sure which surprises him more-Luna's clever plan for turning the mansion into a resort of the fact that she's drop-dead gorgeous. Both intrigue him-until he learns that Luna is only a half-breed. There's no way a pack leader can mate with a woman who's partly human...or is there?

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (Goosebumps #14)

by R. L. Stine

There's something horrible happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?

WereWoman

by Piers Anthony

In this delectable fantasy romp, a shape-shifting private detective with sexual identity issues hunts a serial killer preying on the Supernatural community Who but the indomitable Piers Anthony could write a hard-boiled detective-novel-fantasy-comic thriller featuring demons, succubi, zombies, ghosts, serial murder, gender bending, and a healthy dose of good, clean sex? Anthony's remarkable imagination has taken glorious flight once again with WereWoman--and no one does it quite like Piers Anthony! The classy dame who walks into fledgling private eye Philemon's office is like Venus in motion and is most definitely a Witch. But dealing with Supernaturals--or "Supes" for short--is Phil's beat, since he himself is a shape-changing Were. And this sexy sorceress is offering him the "friendship of her thighs" to investigate a murder, so how can he possibly refuse? But the Warlock slaying in question turns out to be only the first in a series of homicides, because someone--or something--is picking off Supes like insects. Soon the search begins leading the brand-new dick into places outside the mundane realm--into a Demon amusement park, through the doors of an Incubus-Succuba dating service, and into some very sticky situations where he'll need to undergo a supernatural sex change just to stay alive.

Wes Stryker's Wrangled Wife

by Sandra Steffen

Bachelor GulchTHE BACHELOR: Wes Stryker, notorious rogue. His carefree life suddenly changed with the arrival of two young orphans in need of a family.THE BRIDE: Jayne Kincaid, happily single. Until a blue-eyed cowboy wooed her with a sultry "Howdy, ma'am."The ex-rodeo rider's sweet talk about children that needed raisin' and his lonely heart that needed healin' almost had city gal Jayne running for the altar. But Wes needed to understand the importance of three little words and wrangle them from his charming lips before Jayne would agree to become Stryker's wife!This little town wanted women-but are these bachelors ready for marriage?

Wesley the Owl

by Stacey O'Brien

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together. With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien studied Wesley's strange habits intensively and first-hand -- and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl's lifetime). As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, macho adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. Stacey and Wesley's bond deepened as she discovered Wesley's individual personality, subtle emotions, and playful nature that could also turn fiercely loyal and protective -- though she could have done without Wesley's driving away her would-be human suitors! O'Brien also brings us inside the prestigious research community, a kind of scientific Hogwarts where resident owls sometimes flew freely from office to office and eccentric, brilliant scientists were extraordinarily committed to studying and helping animals; all of them were changed by the animal they loved. As O'Brien gets close to Wesley, she makes important discoveries about owl behavior, intelligence, and communication, coining the term "The Way of the Owl" to describe his inclinations: he did not tolerate lies, held her to her promises, and provided unconditional love, though he was not beyond an occasional sulk. When O'Brien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal. Enhanced by wonderful photos, Wesley the Owl is a thoroughly engaging, heartwarming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere.

West of Eden (Eden Series #1)

by Harry Harrison

First book in the Eden series, where humans and dinosaurs coexisted.

West Side Story

by Irving Shulman

From the silver screen to the Great White Way-one of the greatest stories of all time. They came together through love but violence threatened to tear them apart. Maria was young and innocent and had never known love-until Tony. And he, who had been seeking something beyond the savagery of the streets, discovered it with her. But Maria's brother was leader of the Sharks and Tony had once led the rival Jets. Now both gangs were claiming the same turf. Tony promised Maria that he would stay out of it. Would he be able to keep his word? Or would their newfound love be destroyed by sudden death?

The West, The War, and The Wilderness

by Kevin Brownlow

Here, from one of today's leading authorities on film history, is the story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location--and in so doing recorded the real history and real life of their time. The War, the West, and the Wilderness is the result of more than a decade of passionate research by Kevin Brownlow, whose last book, The Parade's Gone By... (hailed by Charles Champlin as "the definitive work on the silent era") is regarded as a classic history of early motion pictures. His new book is alive with the voices of the film-makers themselves, in their logbooks, in their letters and diaries, in their firsthand accounts of their adventurous journeys and cinematic innovations, and--even more immediate--in Brownlow's interviews with cameramen, director's, lighting technicians, and actors who relive those days, taking us with them to the Great War, to the West, ad into the Wilderness. It is the triumph of this book to reconstruct the dramatic moments when these men and women contrived, against ordinary odds, to bring to movie audiences for the first time, the look, the feel--the actuality--of large events and distant places, from the great battles of World War I to the South Seas with Jack London aboard the Shark, and the gold rush in Tonopah, Nevada.

West Wind, Flood Tide

by Jack Friend

One of history's greatest naval engagements and the Civil War's bloodiest is examined for both its political ramifications and influence on naval tactics and ship design.

West with the Night

by Beryl Markham

Beryl Markham's classic, engrossing memoir--a triumph of the pioneer spirit and an adventure-charged chronicle of a life lived to the fullestBeryl Markham's life was a true epic, complete with shattered societal expectations, torrid love affairs, and desperate crash landings. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya's unforgiving farmlands. She learned to be a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Her successes and her failures--and her deep, lifelong love of the "soul of Africa"--are all chronicled here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed by National Geographic as one of the greatest adventure books of all time, West with the Night is the sweeping account of a fearless and dedicated woman.

West with the Night

by Beryl Markham

West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s. Beryl Markham is also the author of The Splendid Outcast: The African Stories of Beryl Markham. Growing up in East Africa, the author describes her life as a pioneer aviator, a horse breeder, pilot of passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa. "Did you read Beryl Markham's book, West with the Night? I knew her fairly well in Africa and never would have suspected that she could and would put pen to paper except to write in her flyer's log book. As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and nailing them together and sometimes making an okay pig pen. But [she] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves writers. The only parts of it that I know about personally, on account of having been there at the time and heard the other people's stories, are absolutely true . . . I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a bloody wonderful book. "--Ernest Hemingway

Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915

by Sandra L. Myres

Since the history of women on the frontier has been studied by relatively few scholars, Professor Myres has had to craft the narrative out of materials found in more than four hundred collections about Western women. Only a few days before his death, Professor Billington commented that "The evidence of Sandra Myres's vast scholarship so well displayed in the voluminous notes, are bound to impress any reader ... they provide one of the most remarkable bibliographies to materials in this new field, both published and unpublished, that I have ever seen." By making extensive use of their own words, Myres has given frontier women a voice they never had before, whether the statements were matter of fact, poignant, eloquent, or all three, as captured in the diary of a woman who wrote: "go put on a clean dress, smooth hair with side combs, brew a cup of tea, set and rest and rock a spell and count blessings." Professor Myres has also recorded the statements and acts of Mexican and French pioneer women along with those of Anglo-American women. And, where possible, she has included the reminiscences of black and Indian women. Professor Myres succeeds in placing the experiences of pioneer women in context; that is to say, she has included them in the main narrative of Western history rather than isolating them. Thus her account is both new and complementary.

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