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Australian triplets Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle are about to turn thirty-three and one is pregnant, one has just had her life turned upside down, and one is only just keeping hers from skidding off the fast lane. Meanwhile, their divorced parents have been behaving very oddly indeed.In this family comedy by Liane Moriarty, we follow the three Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year -- as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.
In three cases--a millionaire who writes his own death warrant, a dog who becomes a killer's worst enemy, and an answering service which refuses to talk about a murder--three witnesses hold the solution for detective Rex Stout.
From the surf of Maine to lakeshore Milwaukee to Canada's Pacific mists, each of the Wallace women-- a mother and her two daughters-- is looking across her treasured home waters to the horizons of change... MARGARET has gone from a matronly doctor's wife who carried everyone's burdens to a svelte single, her hard-won freedom invaded by a compassion she dare not feel... Her daughter DAISY turns desperately to her mother-- pregnant with her third child, her cozy, sloppy, domestic world ripped apart by her husband's elopement with a sexy young journalist... Sophisticated DALE's heady, obsessive passion for a co-teacher is shadowed by her mother's and sister's divorces. Is this the perilous price tag of love and belonging? These three women-- warm, funny and courageous-- are about to ride a bittersweet merry-go-round of joy and pain, love and illusion, reconciliation and rediscovery, in this classic bestseller that has won the hearts of women everywhere.
Sophie Winchester is the all-American small-town girl-except for her secret life creating mayhem as horror writer R. J. Colt. So when notes for her latest novel land on the desk of police chief Daniel Fletcher, he's convinced someone's out to murder her. How can she tell Daniel she's not in danger-especially when she's so enjoying having Daniel protect her, day and night?
Thrills. . . and chills? It's time to live a little, Meggie Scofield decides at the town's masquerade party. Have a red-hot fling. Do the wild thing. And the masked stranger she meets that hot and steamy night is the perfect way to begin. This guy is sex-on-legs--and Meggie's determined to go out on a limb! As the last bachelor up for grabs in chilly Bear Creek, Alaska, Caleb Greenleaf has been fending off women for months. But this gorgeous masked one is different, he senses. She sends his temperature--and libido--soaring out of control. It's a night he'll never forget. A thrilling experience he definitely wants to repeat. But Caleb's delight soon turns to shock when he discovers she's none other than his nemesis--and sexy neighbor--Meggie Scofield. And she has no idea!
Suffocation II is going to be the next hit horror film, but the really spooky scenes are happening off- camera. The handsome leading man, Diller Rourke, has done an ugly disappearing act. The genius director is on a demented ego trip. And the big- bucks producer is weird with worry. Can this jinxed movie be saved? Investigator Pete Crenshaw tries to do a solo job of scaring up the missing star, but the difficulties leave him gasping. He needs the smarts and the savvy of fellow detectives Jupiter Jones and Bob Andrews to dig to the bottom of the case. But can the trio unearth Diller before this thriller buries them alive? RL 5.7 In the Crimebusters series The Three investigators are seventeen with girlfriends, jobs and their own cars. Jupe is still stocky and the brains of the outfit. Handsome, girl magnet Bob, who works with rock bands still keeps records and does much of the research, and between dates, athletic Pete is ready for action. Check out these sometimes funny, action driven, danger and adventure filled mysteries in the Bookshare collection including #1 Hot Wheels, #2 Murder To Go, #3 Rough Stuff, #4 Funny Business, #5 An Ear for Danger, #7 Reel Trouble, #8 Shoot the Works, #9 Foul Play and #10 Long Shot. This series gets better and better! If you like mysteries with teen investigators don't miss the original 3 Investigators series, the complete 43 novel set in the Bookshare collection starting with #1. The Secret of Terror Castle , #2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot and #3. The Mystery of the Whispering mummy, ending with the last 3 books, #41. The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks, #42 The Mystery of Wrecker's Rock and #43 The Mystery of the Cranky Collector.
"Mary Kubica is a must-read for me, and she will be for you, too. " — Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Corrupted on DON'T YOU CRY A warning to readers.... What follows is a sampler of high-octane thrillers that are sure to send chills up your spine and keep you up all night turning the pages. This exciting collection is filled with secrets and lies, gritty crimes, hard-boiled mysteries, dark puzzles and characters who aren't what they seem. From a twisted tale of an act of kindness gone terribly wrong to a pulse-pounder about a woman unraveling secrets about her husband, there is something for every suspense fan. Excerpts include Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica, Field of Graves by J.T. Ellison, Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf, Never Say Die by Tess Gerritsen, The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard, Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp, The Undoing by Averil Dean, Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra and Normal by Graeme Cameron. "Kubica's powerful debut...will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl." -Publishers Weekly, starred review on THE GOOD GIRLLook for Pretty Baby and Don't You Cry, the other sensational novels by Mary Kubica. Order your copies today!
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg -- a third metric for defining success -- to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes -- they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.From the Hardcover edition.
Thrive Fitness, Second Edition: The Vegan-based Training Program For Maximum Strength, Health, And Fitnessby Brendan Brazier Venus Williams
Head of nutrition for the Cannondale-Garmin Cycling Team, nutrition consultant to the pros, and former professional Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier is one of the world's leading experts on nutrition for professional athletes. In Thrive Fitness, he presents his own easy system for total health and fitness, complete with new photos and step-by-step exercises, for maximum results in minimal time. Whether you're a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitness will help you sculpt strong, lean muscles, reduce body fat, prevent disease and injuries, increase energy, cut sugar cravings, and sharpen mental clarity.
The highly original plant-based diet and lifestyle plan for achieving maximum health, physical strength, and mental dexterity, developed by a top professional Ironman triathlete.
Adamari López, the internationally known actress, had everything--a loving family, a perfect boyfriend, and a leading role on a successful telanovela in Mexico--when three words changed her life forever: you have cancer. Suddenly, in only a few months, the world that she knew collapsed and her life was turned upside-down. <P><P> In Thriving, the normally private López reveals the triumphs and trials of her life, sharing anecdotes of her childhood and her family while describing her journey through breast cancer; the sudden illness of her mother; her wedding, one of the happiest days of her life; and, later, what she considers to be the hardest blow of all: the dissolution of her marriage. However, through it all, her strength and her faith never failed, and her loving and positive spirit, along with her perpetual smile, helped her to discover a new and rewarding start in love and in life.
Every ghost has a story to tell. The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But it's the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar-a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal-that have the most chilling impact on her. Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality-before she loses touch with her own life forever.
On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms. The next day, Ruby walked through the angry mob once again and into a school where she saw no other students. The white children did not go to school that day, and they wouldn't go to school for many days to come. Surrounded by racial turmoil, Ruby, the only student in a classroom with one wonderful teacher, learned to read and add. This is the story of a pivotal event in history as Ruby Bridges saw it unfold around her. Ruby's poignant words, quotations from writers and from other adults who observed her, and dramatic photographs recreate an amazing story of innocence, courage, and forgiveness. Ruby Bridges' story is an inspiration to us all.
From the book jacket: "This admirable little puppy helps us to see past our busy daily lives and to focus on what's enduring and important. guiding eyes for the blind enthusiastically recommends this work..." RICHARD ABBOTT, VICE PRESIDENT Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc. This delightful book is not completely accessible to those with print disabilities with the aid of picture descriptions.
A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in an upscale hotel. But when she finds out she isn't old enough, her only option is to accept a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in Florence, Kansas. Eager to put everything behind her, Dinah feels more worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to survive. The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman like her. Despite his self-consciousness about his handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ's love. But can she ever accept a gift she so desperately needs?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
What will you do when the unthinkable happens? Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of the ER without your daughter? More a manifesto for high-octane living than a manual for grieving, Through the Eyes of a Lion will help you turn your journey into a "roar story" by guiding you to look past what you can see with the naked eye survive Saturday--the space between promise and fulfillment let God turn your pain into a microphone cue the eagle and run toward the roar Whether you're currently facing adversity or want to prepare yourself for inevitable hardship, it's time to look at the adventure of your life through Jesus' eyes--the eyes of a Lion. "He has this story. And he has told it well. With candor. With honesty. With hope." --Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of Before Amen "One of the most powerfully transparent books I've ever read . . . a book we all need to read." --Sheila Walsh, speaker, Bible teacher, and bestselling author of 5 Minutes with Jesus "This is more than a book. It's a lifeline." --From the foreword by Steven Furtick, pastor and bestselling author of Crash the Chatterbox
Starting just a few days after Jesus Christ snatched the faithful to heaven in The Vanishings (the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), Through the Flames opens with our four teen heroes shacked up in Judd's abandoned house. Judd, Vicki, and Lionel are still trying to convince Ryan that he should accept Christ if he knows what's good for him--Judd even makes Ryan go to church and Bible study as a condition of living with them. ("As long as you live under my roof, you follow my rules....") But even bigger problems are brewing. The four must stay on the lookout for the Antichrist, whom their Bible mentor Bruce says will trigger seven years of tribulation once he signs a pact with Israel. And Lionel has to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his drug-addled uncle's supposed death.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is a work of literature by Lewis Carroll. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
As the year comes to an ending, in the hour 'tween old and new, part the veil and let pass the spirits who would travel through. As Annie, Kate, and Cooper prepare for Samhain, or Halloween, they are filled with anticipation. It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, and those who have passed into the spirit world may be more easily contacted. Those Annie holds dear dwell behind this veil already -- will she find them on this eve of Wiccan celebration?
Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine... Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed. THE WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES I've lost so much. A dear friend. My new home. My purpose. My pride. And it's my fault. I can blame no one else. I and I alone let the darkness in.me no one else. I and I alone let the darkness in.
The book that sheds new light on the extraordinary healing potential of past life therapy, by the bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters. Brian Weiss made headlines with his ground-breaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds on time-tested techniques of psychotherapy, revealing how regression to past lifetimes provides the necessary breakthrough to healing mind, body, and soul. Using vivid past life case studies, Dr. Weiss shows how regression therapy can heal grief, create more loving relationships, uncover hidden talents, and ultimately shows how near death and out of body experiences help confirm the existence of past lives. Dr. Weiss includes his own professional hypnosis, dream recall, meditation and journaling techniques for safe past life recall at home. Compelling and provocative, Through Time Into Healing shows us how to help ourselves lead healthy, productive lives, secure in the knowledge that death is not the final word and that the doorways to healing and wholeness are inside us.
"Fans of Sarah Dessen, Lauren Myracle, Morgan Matson, and Simone Elkeles will enjoy this story told from both Harper and Penn's points of view, widening the appeal to all teens, not just females" (VOYA).It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly's eye. Penn--resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital "T." And okay, smolderingly sexy.Harper's surprised by Penn's attention--and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences--if Penn knew how to talk about his feelings.Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It's like a crazy roller coaster--exhilarating,terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride...
Through Women's Eyes: An American History with Documents was the first text to present a narrative of U.S. women's history within the context of the central developments of the United States and to combine this core narrative with written and visual primary sources in each chapter. The authors' commitment to highlighting the best and most current scholarship, along with their focus on women from a broad range of ethnicities, classes, religions, and regions, has helped students really understand U.S. history.
Politicians often come into office with relatively modest assets. As investors, they regularly beat the market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds. Even without making stock trades, they often retire rich. How do they do it?Billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington. How do they do it?When such former politicians and federal appointees as Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Madeleine Albright decide to launch investment funds, wealthy clients sign up. Why?Welcome to the insidious world of crony capitalism.Cronyism exists not so much as outright bribery, using suitcases full of cash, but rather in accepted insider routes to wealth: Members of Congress trade stocks based on privileged information. They insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real estate holdings. Campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail.Crony capitalism transcends party lines and has become a big business hidden in plain sight. Using personal financial information, government databases, and a team of indefatigable researchers, Peter Schweizer shines a light into the darkest corners of the system -- and offers ways to overcome it. It is time to clean house.
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