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In 1911 Rosie becomes involved in the struggle for better working conditions m factories when fire rips through the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, where her older sister Freyda is employed.
Alex Thorne, formerly of the Secret Service, Aboard the City of Peking, saves the life of a fellow passenger named Rudyard Kipling. Thorne is suspicious that the incident was not accidental.
Chris Desmereaux, college graduate and single mother of two, staring down the food stamp line, looking for love, compassion, and stability, is unaware that she has just been awarded her own personal advanced ghetto degree the day Gayle Evans finds her personal ad in the paper -- and answers it. Gayle Evans, toe-tapping, knee-slapping, make-you-wanna-holla Minister of Music with a divine gift from God. "Praise the Lord" is her mantra. Macking women is her game. Destroying every life she touches, Gayle brings more misery than harmony. She has a lesson or two to learn after she uses her "relationship with God" to break up a seemingly happy home. Alternately set in Washington, D.C. and Memphis, Tennessee, Fire & Brimstone is an "in your face" tale that explores lesbianism and Black motherhood as both separate and integrated issues impacting the main character's role as a single parent, while opening dialogue on same-sex domestic violence, religious beliefs, bisexuality, negligent fathers, economics, and intra-racial caste systems among African-Americans. Depending on one's beliefs and opinions, Fire & Brimstone leaves no room for "in-between" emotions, leading the reader to ultimately draw his or her own conclusion as to what the ending actually means: Is homosexuality a sin, or does God love us as we are? The author reminds us that gay women are everywhere, even in the African-American church -- a place where no one expects to find them. Fire & Brimstone does an excellent job of testing the boundaries of 21st century morality.
It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them ten years ago--three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents.Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time is growing stronger and stronger, until a dangerous trick gets her stuck in the past, searching for a friend to help her.Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning. But will it be enough to save them?
In this sixth installment in the critically acclaimed Swedish crime series, the murder of a young ballerina named Sophie, apparently an arson victim, sets off shrill alarm bells for Detective Inspector Irene Huss, who remembers the matching details of an unsolved case from fifteen years earlier, when Irene had only just started in the police force. The stepfather of the then eight-year-old Sophie has been murdered in a very similar way, and at the time the girl herself had been under suspicions. The circumstances force Irene and her colleagues to confront an uncomfortable question: can a child be responsible for the cold-blooded murder of an adult? The case awakens vivid memories that take the reader back to Irene's days as a young police officer.
Katharine Kerr has enchanted readers with her magical Deverry and Westlands cycle, and now she brings to a breathtaking conclusion the epic saga begun withThe Red WyvernandThe Black Raven. The final chapter begins in the holy city as it rises from the ashes of Deverry's long wars. Prince Maryn prepares to claim the high kingship, but still the rebel Boar clan stands fast against him. And at court, his illicit passion for the young dweomer apprentice, Lilli, threatens to revive a curse that only she -- at her own peril -- can lift. It is a drama that will be played out centuries later in the city of Cerr Cawnen. Among the many who take refuge in the lakeside citadel, nestled in a volcano's shadow, are a Westfolk band guided by the elven enchantress Dallandra and protected by Rhodry Maelwaedd and his fiery guardian dragon. Meanwhile, from the north come the savage Horsekin slavers, ancient foe of the Westfolk, now bent on the domination of Cerr Cawnen. They are awaited by the sorceress Raena, their self-sworn high priestess and the votary of an evil goddess. Now, as Rhodry and Raena renew their timeless enmity, the fate of the city and every soul within it hangs in the balance -- and on an act of self-sacrifice dangerous beyond imagining. From the Paperback edition.
Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves. "From the Hardcover edition. "
A simple description of fire engines, what they do, and how they work.
Smoke is rising in the city, but help is on the way. Join the rescue brigade on a wild adventure at the scene of a most unexpected fire! A lively rhyming text, hilarious illustrations, and an outrageous cast of funny females will keep children laughing all the way to the surprise ending.
Each of Carlos Castaneda's books is a brilliant and tantalizing burst of illumination into the depths of our deepest mysteries. Like a sudden flash of light, like a bolt of lightning over the desert at night, each one shows us a world that is both alien and familiar--the landscape of our dreams. In The Fire from Within--possibly the author's most thought-provoking and unusual book--Carlos Castenda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his disciples, at last constructs the complete, stunning portrait of the sorcerer's world, bringing it to us in a fashion that is crystal clear and dizzying in its implications.
A fiery and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of Grace Lin, Kristen Cashore, or Lisa See! Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful, and far too imaginative. But while her family despairs of marrying her off, she has a passionate heart and powerful dreams, and wants only to find a way to make them come true. Then a young man named Sterling Promise comes to their village to offer Jade Moon and her father a chance to go to America. While Sterling Promise's smooth manners couldn't be more different from her own impulsive nature, Jade Moon falls in love with him on the long voyage. But America in 1923 doesn't want to admit many Chinese, and when they are detained at Angel Island, the "Ellis Island of the West," she discovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, Jade Moon will have to use all her stubbornness and will to break a new path . . . one as brave and dangerous as only a Fire Horse girl can imagine.
In his novels Serpent and Blue Gold, #1 bestselling author Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium: Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignment Team, and an instant hit with critics and fans. Tulsa World said, "As always, Cussler twists fact and fiction into a rope of tension that will leave you dangling until the last page."<P> Now Kurt Austin returns to tackle his most dangerous mission to date... In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon is determined to overthrow the Russian government-distracting the U. S. with a man-made natural disaster using a notoriously unstable compound known as "fire ice." Detonation of this compound could create a tidal wave big enough to destroy a major city. But Kurt Austin and his Special Assignment Team are about to make a few waves of their own....
After Ben's dream of a country within a country is crushed by government forces, he knows he must regroup his rebels and prep them for bloody guerilla warfare.
In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. The urgent issues that confront our urban schools - a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning - are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence, lies at the essence of this work. Jonathan Kozol is the author of Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities, and other books on children and their education. He has been called "today's most eloquent spokesman for America's disenfranchised." But he believes young people speak most eloquently for themselves; and in this book, so full of the vitality and spontaneity of youth, we hear their testimony.
In simple Language and with great detail, Fire in the Dry Bush recounts how God opened the heart of a young Nigerian man, to call into being an effective evangelistic and educational ministry in Nigeria. Beginning in his mother's mud but with a handful of young people whom he and his wife Elizabeth had led to Christ, Joshua Ekpikhe tells how God moved in miracle after exciting miracle, as he follows the growth of the Christian Witness Team. Joshua's vision of God's plan for this ministry continues to unfold in evangelism, Christian education, medical assistance, and other practical services.
Second book in Margaret Kerr mystery series set in Scotland at the time of Robert the Bruce.
A fifteen-year-old boy is walking through a swirling fog on his way to school when a voice calls out, "Come here. We need to talk." Out of the mist emerges an old man with a white beard. He is a fantastic figure, as wizardly as Merlin, as wise as Socrates, as peaceful as Buddha. Whoever he is, the old man has appeared on that very day to change the boy's life. "You are old enough to learn about things," he says mysteriously. "And who is going to teach you but me?" The old man gives the boy four days of "soul training," a time of riddles, tricks, parables, and fantastic twists that bring out surprising answers to each of four burning questions about spirituality: Do I have a soul? How do wishes come true? What is the supreme force in the universe? How can I change the world? The boy was Deepak Chopra, who grew up to become an acclaimed writer and teacher about the same invisible things that the old man had taught him. Fire in the Heart is Dr. Chopra's first book for young adults. Its aim is to pass on this soul training to young readers. "The old man with the white beard showed me the spiritual side of life," writes the author, "where real passion and excitement come from. So before you begin, take a deep breath. This story could turn out to be yours." "[Spirit is] everywhere, making sure that everything is connected. The light from a star billions of light years away is the same light that makes plants grow here on earth. The plants give food; the food has allowed you to develop in your mother's womb; and today you look at that star with the eyes that the stars gave you. There's the cosmic connection." -- from Fire in the Heart
From the author whom Mercedes Lackey calls "one of the hottest writers I've come across in a long time", comes a mesmerizing, action-filled story. A simple shepherd girl discovers her wild mage powers after a murderous magician destroys her family. Now every mage in the world wants to train her. But Faia wants only to confront the madman who killed her loved ones.
Fae FireIt is Kaye Brand's power to wield. But outcast from her kind, she's been selling herself to the highest bidder-- - money for her survival in exchange for a magic glimpse into the flames of the future. Angel IceOne of the angelic Order, Jack Bastian has no use for a female like Kaye, as provocative and unexpected as her blazing beauty. Yet he has no choice but to hire her to uncover the secrets of his sworn enemy and her former fiancé, Ferrol Grey.MagekindWar is inevitable between the defenders of the Order and the mage houses who threaten to engulf the world in Shadow. For Jack, mage-born Kaye is off limits, no matter how hot the impossible attraction between them. But in the coming darkness, beset by danger and desire, everything is about to change . . ."Powerful and fast-paced. . .a riveting read." --Nina Bangs on Shadow Bound"Beautiful, evocative. . .gripping. A dark and scrumptious treat!" --Alexandra Ivy on Shadowman"Fans of dark drama will be captivated by this intense new series." --RT Book Reviews
A Chinese tong known as the 14K is a major source for heroine, illegal emigrants, prostitution, loan sharking and gambling in Chinatowns worldwide. And, in addition, the tong also has deep political ties with Beijing. Mack Bolan is on a mission to cripple the 14K and sever its ties with Communist China--at all costs.
A debut historical novel about a female pirate's life on the high seas. Born a despised gypsy and tricked into a life of brutal debauchery, Lola Blaise quickly learns the harsh ways of the world, and of the men who inhabit it. But in the New World waits a different sort of life, full of danger and passion, where one false move could mean death: a life of piracy. On the island of Nassau, Lola earns her keep as a prostitute until she lands a place on the Revenge, a ship captained by the infamous Blackbeard, the greatest buccaneer who ever lived. To survive the lethal treachery of a pirate's life Lola must use every hard-earned skill in her arsenal-and become the woman she was always meant to be.
Lieutenant Robin Lefler's mother died in a shuttle explosion ten years ago. So is the woman being held prisoner in Thallonian space really her? If it is, what is her connection to the mysterious woman holding a weapon that could doom entire worlds? With the lives of billions at stake, Robin Lefler, Captain Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur must find the answers before time runs out for them and for the struggling remnants of the once-great Thallonian Empire.
"Fire on the Mountain;" Grandfather John Vogelin's land is his life -- a barren stretch of New Mexican wilderness, mercifully bypassed by civilization. Then the government moves in. And suddenly the elderly, mule-stubborn rancher is confronting the combined land-grabbing greed of the County Sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. Air Force. But a tough old man is like a mountain lion: if you back him into a corner, he'll come out fighting.
It is the story of missionaries, their trials, their sorrows, their joys, their triumphs. But it is more than that. It is the story of God at work, even when missionaries are removed. True, they were used of God to lay a foundation; they were used of God to pray. True, God raised up Spirit-anointed and dedicated leaders of the national church. But who can account for the revival fires that saw 48 converts become 10,000 in five years -- and these, years of foreign occupation of their land? How do you tell that story? The author has chosen to do it by introducing incident after incident, personality after personality. It is simplicity itself. Men, women and children reveal what God has done. The method is direct -- the recitation of personal histories. The end is that the reader sees the variety of people and circumstances God weaves together into the pattern of revival. And, in addition to the cumulative effect of this narrative, is the provision of individual stories that will illustrate messages and enthrall children and adults as they are recited.
Shelby is in London as part of an exchange program. During a performance of "Romeo and Juliet", the stage bursts into flames and many people are injured. Who's behind this act of arson?
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