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The third book in Jeri Smith-Ready's sassy and sexy WVMP urban fantasy series, following Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone.
Suppose the South had won the Civil War. The Northern states are poor, backward, and largely agrarian, an exploited colony of the prosperous South.
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder-unsolved for over a quarter of a century-forever changed America. One sunny July morning in 1981, RevÉ Walsh and her six-year-old son Adam stopped by the local Sears to pick up some new lamps. Enchanted by a video game at the store's entrance, Adam begged RevÉ to let him try it out while she shopped. When she returned a few minutes later, Adam was gone. The shock of Adam's murder, and of the inability of the police and the FBI to find his killer, radically altered American innocence and our ideas about childhood. Gone forever were the days when parents would allow their kids out of the house with the casual instruction "Be home by dark!" RevÉ and John Walsh-who would go on to create America's Most Wanted-became advocates for the transformation of law enforcement's response to and handling of such cases. Prompted by the Walshes' activism, Congress passed the Missing Children Act in 1982, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was founded in 1984. While our lives have been significantly altered by Adam Walsh's case, few of us know the whole story-how, after more than twenty-seven years of relentless investigation, decorated Miami Beach homicide detective Joe Matthews finally identified Adam's killer. Bringing Adam Home is the definitive account of this horrifying crime-which, like the Lindbergh kidnapping fifty years earlier, captured public attention-and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It reveals the pain and tenacity of a family determined to find justice, the failed police work that allowed a killer to remain uncharged, and the determined efforts of one cop who accomplished what an entire legal system could not. As harrowing as In Cold Blood, yet ultimately uplifting, Bringing Adam Home is the riveting story of a triumph of justice and the enduring power of love.
Only thirty-nine when he took over the National Gallery in 1955, Jarvis already had an extraordinary record of achievement and social mobility at home and in England: he had trained with Canada's greatest artists, won a Rhodes scholarship, lunched at the Algonquin Round Table in New York, managed an aircraft factory, written a bestseller, produced films, run a slum settlement, and moved in a London social circle that included Noël Coward and Vivien Leigh. As head of the National Gallery, Jarvis was a provocative public educator, advocating his idea of "a museum without walls" in countless public appearances. Instrumental in bringing modern art to the National Gallery, he shook artists and the art-minded public out of a period of national complacency. This first detailed account of the controversy surrounding his time at the gallery provides an important context for the ongoing and contested role of publicly supported arts and art institutions in this country.
The Smarts Relate the nine month struggle after Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and her safe return home.
In the mid-1800s, twelve-year-old Nathan journeys from his farm on the Ohio frontier to Western Pennsylvania to rescue a friend held captive by the owners of a freak show.
An insider's hilarious, whirlwind account of his years spent globe-trotting in search of the holy grail of handbags: the Birkin. For more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. Though the bag is often seen dangling from the arms of celebrities, there is a fabled waiting list of more than two years to buy one from Hermès, and the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing one of these coveted carryalls. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello . . . Michael's newfound career started with an impulsive move to Barcelona, a vanished job assignment, no work visa, and an Hermès scarf sold on eBay to generate some quick cash. But soon the resourceful Michael discovered the truth about the waiting list and figured out the secret to getting Hermès to part with one of these precious bags. Millions of dollars worth of Birkins later, Michael had become one of eBay's most successful entrepreneurs--and a Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women. With down-to-earth wit, Michael chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent, from eBay to Paris auction house and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs. Flirting with danger, Michael recounts the heady rush of hand delivering his first big score to famed songwriter Carole Bayer Sager in Paris; how he had to hire thugs to rescue a bag that one of his "shoppers" held for ransom; and the story of the Oscar-worthy performances that allowed him to snag "reserved" bags from other, less dogged Birkin seekers. Whether he's relating his wining and dining, buying and selling, dodging and weaving, laughing and crying, or schmoozing and stammering, Michael is a master raconteur who weaves together tales of hunting Birkins in the world's most posh locales, memories of meals that would make any gastronome salivate, anecdotes of obsessed collectors with insatiable desires, and sweetly intimate stories about his family, friends, and finding true love. The result is a memoir that is distinctive, fun, page-turning, and as addictive as its namesake.
In February 2011, 61-year-old Kristine Casey delivered the greatest gift of all to her daughter, Sara Connell: Sara's son, Finnean. At that moment, Kristine#151;the gestational carrier of Sara and her husband Bill's child#151;became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Chicago. Bringing in Finnis the incredible story of one woman's hard-fought and often painful journey to motherhood. In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her 61-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together. Moving, inspiring, and ultimately triumphant,Bringing in Finnis an extraordinary tale of despair, hope, forgiveness, and redemption#151;and the discovery that when it comes to unconditional love, there are no limits to what can be achieved.
The New Year is coming! We try to welcome it in. When Jie-Jie sweeps out the old year . . . and Ba-Ba hangs the spring-happiness poems . . . and I put on my new qi pao dress . . . and we all light the way with lanterns . . . the New Year will follow us! Happy New Year, everyone!
So you've watched the movies This Is Spinal Tap and Monty Python and the Holy Grail a hundred times each, and now you desire another brilliant opus to tickle your cranial sponge in a similar fashion. Well, look no further, fellow Berzerkers! Golden god Zakk Wylde and his brother-in-Metal Eric Hendrikx are about to take you on a Black Label Crusade of World Tour Domination, sharing never-before-told stories of backstage lunacy and Metal-maniacal anecdotes for the aspiring Berzerker like you. Why would you need to buy this book about a modern-day Viking who strums his own fiddle for a living? You'd better ask yourself one simple question: Would you rather have us come beat the money out of you, or do you want to give it up the easy and painless way? As a twenty-five-year veteran of the Ozzy Osbourne band and Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde has managed not only to stay alive against all odds but has also survived numerous attacks on his life by members of his own band, his wife, his children, his manager, and even his dogs. Among deranged tales of onstage indecent exposure and booze-fueled destruction, Wylde continues your Metal awakening with the sacred founding myths--explaining, for instance, how the forging of Metal in Valhalla begot the Black Label Empire--and lays out the battle-tested Rules of the Road. For the young Metal Loki, Wylde offers exclusive tips on how not to make it in the business, insights about planning your band's tour and outfitting the Black Vatican recording studio, plus more useful advice on how to set up a shooting range on a tour bus and how to survive a mosh pit. Bringing Metal to the Children will make you laugh, weep, vomit--maybe even soil yourself--and if you aspire to new heights of Metal mayhem, get on the bus and get ready for the Metal ride of your life.
By growing native plants, suburban gardeners can play an important role in helping create sustainable ecosystems. Believing that knowledge will generate interest in being part of the solution, Tallamy (entomology and wildlife ecology, U. of Delaware in Newark) explains why biodiversity is crucial and what to plant to encourage beneficial insects. The gently persuasive book includes color photos; a listing of landscape-worthy, wildlife-attracting native plants by U. S. region; summary table of host plants of butterflies and showy moths; and experimental evidence for the ability of native as vs. alien plants to attract beneficial insects. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Sixth-grader Clara Nelson has always wanted a best friend. When she meets Nettie Knapp, she quickly begins to admire Nettie's drawings and sense of humor. Then, one day, Nettie suffers a stroke. Can Clara find a way to bring her back--to help her be the old, fun-loving girl she used to be?
Perhaps only someone who has worked for a decade as a paramedic in Hell's Kitchen -- as Joe Connelly has -- could write a novel as rivetting and fiercely authentic as "Bringing Out The Dead. " Like a reporter at the front, Connelly writes from deep inside the experience, and the result is electrifying. In Frank Pierce, an EMS medic, Connelly gives us a man who is being destroyed by the job of saving people's lives. Addicted to the thrill ("the best drug in the world"), the adventure, and the mission of it, after five years Frank is nevertheless drowning in accumulated grief and guilt: his own and others' ("I grew to understand that my primary role was less about saving lives than about bearing witness"). His wife has left him, he's drinking too much and on the job, and just a month ago, he "helped to kill" Rose, an 18-year-old suffering from asthma. Now Rose won't let him be: he sees her everywhere, she's the waking nightmare of all his failures, both hallucination and projection, yet as realto him as his most intimate thoughts. And it's perhaps in reaction to her death that Frank desperately resurrects Patrick Burke, a patient for w
John Croyle gave up his football career to establish a place for unwanted children. Now, after raising more than 1,300 children, Croyle uses his expertise to provide a book of genuine advice and practical tips to help parents do the best job they can when it comes to child rearing within Christianity.
This book brings together some of the world's foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer a unique "inside view" of their own research careers key personal and professional influences, how their research agendas took shape, and what they see as the most important questions currently facing the field. The book honors the contributions of Isabel Beck, who has achieved tremendous success in translating research into widely used instructional practices.
Functional differentiation has long been at the heart of sociological thought, and as such has become a defining feature in the evolution of modern society; one which distinguishes it from pre-modern societies which have instead, typically differentiated by means of segmentation, or stratified social systems such as class. Drawing on the latest developments on differentiation theory in International Relations and Sociology, this book brings together contributions from leading IR scholars and sociological theorists to offer a unique interdisciplinary synthesis in which contemporary world politics is discussed as a differentiated social realm. Bringing Sociology to International Relations is an illuminating and innovative new resource for scholars and students which strives to respond to a significant question across all its chapters: what happens when this well-established sociological theoretical framework is transposed from the domestic level for which it was originally designed, to the larger and more complex subject of international relations?
Thirty years ago, an international antiglobalization movement was born in the grazing lands of France's Larzac plateau. In the 1970s, Larzac farmers were joined by others from around the world in their efforts to prevent the expansion of a local military base: by ecologists, religious pacifists, and urban leftists, and by social activists including American Indians and South American peasant leaders. In 1999 some of the same farmers who had fought the expansion of the base in the 1970s--including Jos Bov--dismantled the new local McDonald's. That gesture was part of a protest against U. S. tariffs on specified French exports including Roquefort cheese, the region's primary market product. The two struggles--the one against expanding a French army camp intended to train troops for postcolonial wars, the other against American economic might--were landmarks in the global campaign to preserve local cultures. They were also key episodes in the decades-long attempt by the French to define their cultural heritage within a much changed nation, a new Europe, and, especially, an American-dominated world. In Bringing the Empire Back Home, the inventive cultural historian Herman Lebovics provides a riveting account of how intense disputes about what it means to be French have played out over the past half-century, redefining Paris, the regions, and the former colonies in relation to one another and the world at large. In a narrative populated with peasants, people from the former colonies, museum curators, former colonial administrators, left Christians, archaeologists, anthropologists, soccer players and their teenage fans, and, yes, leading government officials, Lebovics reveals contemporary French society and cultures as perhaps the West's most important testing grounds of pluralism and assimilation. A lively cultural history, Bringing the Empire Back Home highlights not only the political significance of France's efforts to synthesize the regional, national, European, ethnic postcolonial, and global but also the chaotic beauty of the endeavor.
The story of how Ki-pat ingeniously brings rain to the arid Kapiti Plain.
Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventiesby Jeremy Varon
Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, this book reconstructs the motivation and ideology of violent organizations active during the 1960s and 1970s.
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO An accidental mom! After the latest in a long line of romantic disasters, Hope Latimore had decided there was only one thing for it--she would have to enter a convent! That or take the job her father had arranged for her as a stand-in nanny. Only Bruce Latimore had neglected to mention that her new boss was Ralph Browne--the man who had made her high school days hell! Hope, the "baby" of the Latimore family, was beginning to think that perhaps the nuns would have been a better idea! But she couldn't leave Eddie and little Melody with a bachelor dad to contend with. Sexy, Ralph might be, but it was clear that this hero knew less than Hope about bringing up kids!
Winner of the 1996 Ontario Silver Birch Award. When Elizabeth's family agrees to foster a black Lab puppy until it is ready to be trained as a guide dog, Elizabeth is determined not to grow too attached to it. At first the dog, named "Beauty" by Elizabeth's mom, causes so much trouble -- accidents on neighbor's rugs, a messed up art project, a bathtub flood -- it's easy to remain detached. But when problems in Elizabeth's social life begin to overwhelm her, and her parents are too caught up in their careers to notice, Beauty becomes the only friend she can rely on. Elizabeth must learn to cope when the day comes to send Beauty for guide dog training.
Christian psychologist, author, and radio host Dr. James Dobson looks at why we are often failing to develop character in our sons. Here is a practical guide for parents, grandparents, and anyone involved with bringing up boys.
Discusses ways that teenagers can improve their relationship with their parents and help each other develop mutual trust and respect.
[From The Front Flap] "Bridget Edelstein is taking a year off before she goes to college, to try to recover from the recent death of Benji, her longtime best friend-turned reluctant boyfriend. Rather than accept support from her friends or family, Bridget turns to Jasper, a wonderful guy willing to nurse her wounded soul--when she lets him. As she comes to terms with life without Benji, and the truth about their relationship, Bridget learns that being able to love deeply and truly is essential even if the one you love doesn't feel the same. More importantly, she discovers that happiness pinned to another person is only an illusion. Now it's time to find happiness on her own."
First time mom Mira steps out of the hospital with her baby son, aglow with confidence that her aspirations for Supermom-dom will be fulfilled.
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