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McGrowl, Thomas's pet, is a bionic superdog with amazing powers of sight, smell, and strength. His powers sometimes get him into some sticky situations! Can Thomas & his courageous canine thwart veterinary Dr. Minderbinder's evil plans?
Violent rabbis, lovelorn wives, a busy Grim Reaper, shame-filled simians, and one seriously angry deity populate this humorous and disquieting collection. Shalom Auslander's stories in Beware of God have the mysterious punch of a dream. They are wide ranging and inventive: A young Jewish man's inexplicable transformation into a very large, blond, tattooed goy ends with a Talmudic argument over whether or not his father can beat his unclean son with a copy of the Talmud. A pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and he's forced to reconsider his life -- and his diet. At God's insistence, Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency preparedness training for the future. Auslander draws upon his upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community in New York State to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God, and death, but also manage to be wickedly funny and poignant.
The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings.Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed at the edge of the empire, is invited to a party at the home of a rich local landowner, a world away from the dreary routine of the barracks. The surroundings are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated young Hofmiller asks his host--s lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. It is a minor blunder that will destroy his life, as pity and guilt gradually implicate him in a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to restore the unhappy invalid to health.
Lebanon, a country no bigger than Connecticut, has become a battleground for the political, strategic and ideological conflicts of its neighbors and the great powers. It has come to reflect the broad historical experiences of the modern Middle East. Beware of Small Statesis an elegant and incisive history of Lebanon culminating with the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah and its aftermath. David Hirst-a former Middle East correspondent forThe Guardian, whose tough, skeptical voice has earned him death threats and seen him banned from six Arab countries-crafts a narrative that is essential for anyone wishing to understand the current political climate of the Middle East.
The secret is out! Well, all of the third-graders' secrets are out. A tattletale is loose in the basement of Sleepy Hollow Elementary and suddenly rumors are spreading about everyone. Now the class is playing the blame game. Is Cassidy the blabbermouth? Is Jeff the Big Mouth? Or is someone -- or something -- else spying on the basement class? Nina is ready to do whatever it takes to catch the snitch. But would she be willing to tell on her best friends?
The man behind the pinstripes! Lanie Smith's boss might look heavenly in a suit, but she's being run ragged by Grayson Manning's outrageous demands! Dog-sitting, clothes shopping...there's nothing he won't ask her to do! (Luckily, she's spent enough time checking out Gray's broad shoulders that guessing his shirt size isn't a problem....) The final straw? Being ordered to drop everything for a business trip to Vietnam. But one completely unexpected (and completely magical) kiss later, Lanie's forced to admit the truth-that their supercharged battle of wills hides a much more dangerous attraction....
For a real thrill, try reading this book. It will scare your socks off ... and tell you exactly what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook!
The perfect daughter...secrets within secrets, lies within lies. Adopted daughter Eleanor Becket is dedicated to her family and its welfare. She is also a commendable commander, and a keeper of secrets, most especially her own. Who would ever expect this fragile beauty, with her quiet ways and her unfortunate limp, to be capable of anything more than her accomplishments at embroidery and her mastery of musical instruments?Only Jack Eastwood feels the need to look more deeply at this self-proclaimed spinster, and what he sees-and the long-ago crime he suspects-lead both Jack and Eleanor to the very edge of desire and danger. As the Beckets feel the outside world looking ever more closely at the nocturnal activities taking place in Romney Marsh, as the Black Ghost rides yet again, Eleanor Becket is forced to risk her family, her chance at love, even her life, in one desperate gamble.
Margo makes her move... Margo is making herself right at home in Sweet Valley, setting her evil scheme in motion. She's gotten a job at the day-care center, and is busy perfecting her imitation of identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. She's even fooled Todd Wilkins and Mrs. Wakefield into thinking she's Elizabeth. Now it's only a matter of time before Margo takes over Elizabeth's perfect life for good. Meanwhile, Winston Egbert was baby-sitting for a neighbor. Now the neighbor has disappeared. What's Winston going to do with a baby? Book Five in this explosive six-part miniseries... Sweet Valley will never be the same!
After a long and difficult journey, the Toa have finally discovered their true powers and embraced their destiny. Now, despite their differences, they have joined together as a mighty force for good. But will their combined powers be enough to take on Makuta's newest minions?
[From the back cover] "A FOWL DEED, INDEED At sixty-something, Lucy Wayles, feisty leader of the birding group called the Olmsted's Irregulars, can distinguish a hairy woodpecker from a yellow-bellied sapsucker. A rara avis herself, she can also tell a song and dance from the truth ... and recognize murder when she sees it. And Lucy doesn't need binoculars to spot this homicide. When she and the quirky members of the Irregulars arrive at an award dinner for the great illustrator of field guides, John Wesley Carbondale, they are just in time to see Carbondale plummet from the hotel's upper floors onto a hot dog vendor's umbrella. The police call the swan dive a suicide. Lucy Wayles, remembering the butcher bird, which impales its prey on thorns, calls it fowl play. The fact that no one believes her only eggs her on. Now she's hatching a scheme to catch Carbondale's killer, but if her plan goes south, she runs the risk of ending up sadder, wiser.. .and deader than a dodo." There's never a dull moment with this little club of quirky bird-watcher's who's suspects and witnesses are even quirkier residents of the great, diverse population of New York City. Cozily amusing, they follow their outspoken, dramatic, whimsical leader, a shameless manipulator, into mystery solving expeditions most bird-watchers wouldn't dream of going. One of her Birders is Hapless, retired Dr. Markus who is so in love with Lucy that he eagerly follows her orders, usually against his better judgment. Check out the other books in this three book series in the Bookshare collection: #1 Beware the Tufted Duck, and #3 Beware the Laughing Gull.
Bruno and Boots cook up a plot to save their boarding school, MacDonald Hall, from bankruptcy.
The Help-for-Hire crew must discover who is putting dead creatures in the pastry made by the Gingerbread House.
Gramp gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware, he suspects that there may be something wrong with her.
Brian and Sean investigate the disappearance of seven-year-old Lester Hopper and track him down in the haunted pirate caves.
Weird stories are circulating about Wonderland Mall, that it's built on a swamp, some kids disappeared there, and it's haunted! But Robin and her friends go to Wonderland Mall anyway to look for sales or bargains. Too bad something's looking for them--something that lives at the mall.
Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home.Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world's chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author's own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.
The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works are transformations that take your breath away.
If there's one thing successful career woman Suzanne Griffin and her New Age friend Leslie agree on, it's that chivalry is dead and men aren't what they used to be. Until Leslie offers to conjure up a lover from yesteryear. Suddenly, there he is: Ian Stewart Chandler, a lawyer from turn-of-the-century America and a dead ringer for screen heartthrob Timothy Dalton. So what if he's younger than Suzanne, a chauvinist to his core, and mad as hell for being jettisoned a hundred years ahead of his time? Nobody's perfect. Now Suzanne doesn't know whether she has the power to send him back--or even if she wants to. What she needs to do is find out what's been missing from her life for so long ... and if what's missing is a love powerful enough to cross two lifetimes.
In Too Deep: P.I. Harry Lonnigan wasn't fooled by her disguise. The waif dressed as a boy, who was about to blow his cover and maybe get herself killed, was every inch a woman. His first priority should have been reuniting Charlie with her estranged father-- but her first priority was to seduce Harry, and before Harry knew it, he was in too deep. Married to the Boss: Dana Dillinger had been R.J. Maitland's right hand for years-- loyal, dependable... and hopelessly, secretly in love with him. So when he popped the question to prove he wasn't the playboy the press labeled him, she accepted his "proposal." But where R.J. envisioned a marriage in name only, Dana refused to settle for anything less than his heart...
Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people-- usually alive. But now she's been bonded with the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her...
After narrowly escaping death in the present, Abigail West mysteriously awakened in Salem, Massachusetts - in the year 1692! She was suddenly living someone else's life, and as a self-supporting female she was viewed suspiciously by the hot-tempered townsfolk. Even worse, from the future she'd brought the last two things she needed - a black cat named Familiar and a sexy gray-eyed man.... Sam Truesdale was honor bound to help prosecute witches in Salem - but he also wanted to save Abigail from the gallows. The russet-haired woman had instantly stolen his heart, but she also kept insisting that Sam himself was from another century. Did Sam dare believe that Abigail was telling the truth? Were they both really from the future - or had he merely been bewitched?
What happens when a mischievous witch meddles with that most powerful enchantment, love? The answer is here in these three spellbinding stories of witchcraft gone wrong-and romance gone quite blissfully right! "The Bewitched Baron" by Lynn Collum When Wyndom Long, Baron Newlyn, a noted botanist who pays little attention to the gaiety of the ton, engages Naomi Clayton as his shy sister's companion, he is startled by the girl he remembers as plain and reserved. Naomi is a sparkling presence in his home, where all sorts of odd things suddenly begin to happen, and a glint of innocent mischief in her eyes makes him wonder if love is meant to feel so magical... "The Bewitchment of Lord Dalford" by Debbie Raleigh Annie Winsome may be a witch, but the mortal world has never lost its fascination for her-and a London Season is too tempting to resist. Believing an innocent potion will polish her bumbling friend Lord Dalford, she is stunned to find him transformed into a charming rogue-one she wants for herself! But when she discovers Dalford has a bit of magic up his own sleeve, she suspects that love may be the most powerful spell of all. "The Reluctant Witch" by Jeanne Savery Lady Samantha Forsythe, the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, may have been born a witch, but during her first season in Town, she longs to dance and flirt like any other young debutante. Unfortunately, before long Samantha is importuned to read tea leaves and brew love spells. One of which must have gone horribly awry, for Sam realizes that her arrogant neighbor Lord Dalreath has tumbled for her! Why, then, is every moment in his arms so sweetly enchanting?
Only Her Desire. . . After losing his wife in childbirth, Colin Barrett, Duke of Northrop, does not trust healers. So when he discovers Selina White cleansing his home, he is livid. As duke, Colin is accustomed to his charges taking orders from him. But the fiery Selina has the audacity to defy him when he asks her to leave his lands. More infuriating, he cannot stop thinking about the seductive sway of her hips when she walks. Can Heal His Heart. . . The sick tenants of Northrop Park depend on Selina, and she's not about to let a man tell her she must leave her village--even if he is a duke. And while Selina does not fear Colin's temper, she is afraid of the secrets she keeps from him and of the desire he sets off in her every time he is near. Praise for the novels of Christie Kelley"A passionate and sexually charged tale. . . " --"Romantic Times Book Reviews "on "One Night Scandal""A sexy Cinderella story--racy and romantic " --Anna Campbell on "Scandal of the Season""Rollicking, sexy. . . you'll enjoy this one " --Kat Martin on "Every Time We Kiss""Kelley joins the ranks of Cheryl Holt, Pamela Britton and Lisa Kleypas. " --"Romantic Times Book Reviews "on "Every Night I'm Yours"78,200 Words
Sara Cole is not your typical teen. She and her best friend Lexi call themselves the Creep Sisters. Only Lexi knows why Sara is different from anyone else: Her own shadow seems to pull her into near-fatal accidents. Sara is determined to find out why these terrifying things happen, and to overcome her shadow enemy. Her sleuthing with Lexi connects her own horrors to the secret history of a serial killer.
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