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Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three Love LabTM experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:* maintaining intimacy and romance * replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation * preventing post-partum depression * creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your babyComplete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.From the Hardcover edition.
Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes true when one of her on-air guests collapses at the mike after drinking a glass of the sponsor's beverage.From the Paperback edition.
As she slipped into her wedding dress, Linda Farley felt the baby move for the first time... Nothing in Linda's life was happening the way she thought it would. Her adored husband, her baby's father, had been killed four months ago--after supposedly embezzling from his company. Now she was marrying his best friend. She didn't love her fiancé, but love had not gotten Linda far. What she needed was some stability, some safety, some kindness--all those things her fiancé could provide. But then she walked out into the California sunshine...and into the arms of the husband she thought was gone. The bride vanishes, but the questions are only beginning.
COWBOYS TO THE RESCUE YOU BET "I DO!" After all, her millionaire groom-to-be was smart, successful--and incredibly sexy! Best of all, Jake Anderson wasn't a cowboy. Growing up in Wyoming had taught Claire Eden to distrust the stubborn, overbearing behavior of a real cowboy. Jake's sophisticated ways were wonderful--even if his incendiary kisses made Claire feel quite uncivilized.... Yes, Jake would be the perfect father to the child they both wanted so desperately. They'd build a life together and have a perfectly pleasant marriage. And then Jake took Claire back to his ranch...and the fireworks began! COWBOYS TO THE RESCUE: Martha Shields delivers tough, sexy cowboys who will steal your heart....
Suddenly a father... A MOTHER'S VOW Five years ago Annie Burns promised to care for a newborn baby as if she were her own...and to never, ever let the child's father into her life. Now all Annie wants is to adopt the little girl she's always thought of as her own. And all arrogant Gray Powers wants to do is to stop her at all costs! A FATHER'S WISH He came to town to prove that little Bella couldn't possibly be his, but one look at the child and Gray knew otherwise. And a long, hard look at Annie also got Gray thinking unsettling thoughts, like whether Annie had something beyond maternal instincts. Could she have wife potential, as well...?
On April 27, 1913, the bludgeoned body of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta's National Pencil Factory. The girl's murder would be the catalyst for an epic saga that to this day holds a singular place in America's collective imagination-a saga that would climax in 1915 with the lynching of Leo Frank, the Cornell-educated Jew who was convicted of the murder. The case has been the subject of novels, plays, movies and even musicals, but only now, with the publication of And the Dead Shall Rise, do we have an account that does full justice to the mesmerizing and previously unknown details of one of the most shameful moments in the nation's history.
Nero Wolfe must track down a killer who murders his victims only during holidays and who, so far, has left Wolfe with four puzzling cases to unravel.
In the early '90s, Big Tobacco was making a killing. There was no entity more powerful, and national tobacco-related deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands each year. The economic loss from smoking-related illnesses was billions of dollars. And yet, Big Tobacco had never paid a nickel in court. Until one trial lawyer discovered he could revise part of a Medicaid law so that it would enable Florida to sue Big Tobacco to reimburse the state for health care costs. The end result? Hundreds of thousands of American lives have been, and will continue to be, saved because one lawyer found a loophole and ran with it. Meet Fred Levin. Called by his son "a philanthropist and a cockroach," Fred Levin is no clean-cut lawyer pulled from the pages of a John Grisham novel. "And Give Up Showbiz?: How Fred Levin Beat Big Tobacco, Avoided Two Murder Prosecutions, Became Chief of Ghana, Earned Boxing Manager of the Year, and Transformed American Law" gives readers a glimpse into the extraordinary and entertaining life of the top trial lawyer who was a pioneer in establishing American personal injury law. "And Give Up Showbiz?" presents the extraordinary life of a lawyer of a different breed. Seen as an inspiring innovator by some and a flamboyant self-promoter by others, Levin once called his profession "the most exciting damn thing in the world. " With victories for women, African Americans, workers, and his famous win against Big Tobacco, Levin's unprecedented legal career is just one aspect of his rollercoaster life story. From civil rights, to boxing management, to avoiding multiple disbarring attempts and murder investigations, Levin's story reads like a novel suitable for the silver screen. Levin worked closely with "New York Times" bestselling author Josh Young to create a memoir that is both shockingly candid and surprisingly funny.
For centuries, translations of the Bible have obscured our understanding and appreciation of the original text. Now 'And God Said' provides readers with an authoritative account of significant mistranslations and shows how new translation methods can give readers their first glimpse into what the Bible really means. And God Said uncovers the often inaccurate or misleading English translations of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament that quotes from it. Sometimes the familiar English is just misleading. Other times the mistakes are more substantial. But the errors are widespread. This book tackles such issues as what's wrong with the Ten Commandments (starting with the word "commandments" ), the correct description of the "virgin" birth, and the surprisingly modern message in the Song of Solomon, as well as many other unexpected but thought-provoking revelations. Acclaimed translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it. In And God Said his fresh approach has united the topics of religion, language, and linguistics to offer the first modern understanding since the Bible was written.
For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control--who almost destroyed her parents' marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family."Honest and moving...Her painful tale is engrossing."WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDFrom the Paperback edition.
This is one of the last books of Malcolm Cowley. He reminisces about his decision to earn a living with only his literary skills.
In documenting the contributions of the unsung nurses of the US Army Corps in World War II campaigns, women who served in the Women's Army Corps and Navy Nurse Corps in the 1960s, respectively, honor the frontline service of some 60,000 volunteers and their contribution to changing attitudes about women's roles. The book includes period and contemporary photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
"And it harm none, do as you will," so says the ancient wiccan rede. Those who do not heed its words will learn the power of the Law of Three. Annie, Kate, and Cooper uncover what looks like a crime. When they look more closely, it is not. Knowing the Law of Three -- that harm comes back to haunt -- can they still help a friend in need without paying for it themselves?
This life story of deafblind priest, Father Cyril Axelrod, makes compelling reading. A man of such spirituality, humanity, gentleness, compassion, humour, leadership and vision, he has worked tirelessly for others throughout his life and has become a worldwide ambassador for deaf and deafblind people. He gives a remarkably poignant and tender account of his childhood as the profoundly Deaf child of an orthodox Jewish family in South Africa. He describes the wrenching spiritual journey that follows in his twenties and led him eventually to become a Catholic priest in order to serve deaf people. He tells too of his own painful transition from deafness to deafblindess as his sight deteriorates in middle age as a result of Usher syndrome. Despite this, his remarkable pastoral work continues, using over eight different indigenous sign languages, in countries as varied as South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, China, Singapore, Macau, Ireland, and finally Britain. His work and his love for deaf and deafblind people transcends colour, creed and faith and has been recognised throughout the world. This is the story of a remarkable man.
Contains short stories, poems, biographical accounts, and essays about justice -- what it is, who determines it, how to achieve it for all and how to protect the right to it.
If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice? Jack Devlin didn't know the answer-until his brother was left comatose after a brutal assault. To the police, it was just another New York mugging. To Devlin, it was an abomination that must be avenged-outside of the law. ... Jack Devlin. Former Secret Service agent. Investigator for a West Coast security firm. He came to New York City as a private citizen to attend his father's funeral. But after the burial-on a whiskey- soaked night on the town-Jack's brother disappears. Now, his brother has been found. Comatose. On the edge of death. And the key to the crime lies in the darkest, most dangerous shadows of New York's illegal club circuit... Where sex and drugs rule the night. Where corruption kills without mercy. And where Devlin will learn that death is the best revenge!
Sergeant Gemma James of New Scotland Yard is in charge of a brutal homicide. The wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on Notting Hill. With a devastated lover and a jealous husband left in the dead woman's wake, the focus of Gemma's case seems clear. But Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid has other ideas, and soon the two are at increasing odds with each other, as their separate investigations become linked in the most startling-and deadly-of ways.
Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States -- the first since de Tocqueville -- in 1942 at the beginning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both Europe and Asia in a particularly challenging manner. Mead's work became an instant classic. It was required reading for anthropology students for nearly two decades, and was widely translated. It was revised and expanded in 1965 for a second generation of readers. Among the more controversial conclusions of her analysis are the denial of class as a motivating force in American culture, and her contention that culture is the primary determinant for individual character formation. Her process remains lucid, vivid, and arresting. As a classic study of a complex western society, it remains a monument to anthropological analysis.
Set in a small Ohio town and spanning 60 years, the books centers on the members of a book club and their struggles to understand themselves, each other, and their world.
Spiritual trailblazer Huston Smith has written comprehensive books about religion and a memoir of his own life, but nowhere has he merged the two elements of seeking and experience with such storytelling flair as he has in these pages. Few have done as much as Smith to explore and illuminate the world's religions and spiritual traditions, and none have done it with such accessibility, wonder, and delight. In this joyous volume, he looks back on his extraordinary life, describing riveting scenes with unforgettable characters in India, Africa, Tibet, and Japan. Smith's charm and exuberance come through on every page.
Maggie, living with her grandmother in Houston, joins the drama club at school, wins a part in a play, begins to make friends, and learns to deal with feelings of loneliness, being in love, and having an unusual family life and background.
The great Arabian horse Witez II endured the hardships of the Second World War in Europe, then came to the United States to found a dynasty to rival that of Man-O-War. This is his biography, told from actual sources in Europe and America. Except for details of his early life in Poland, where records were scant, it is all true. Witez II was foaled under the White Eagle of Poland, matured under the German Swastika, and achieved his greatest fame in America. His story includes that of the Poles who reared him, the Germans who cared for him, and the Americans who were lucky enough to secure him at an Army auction. In this book with Witez are Stasik Kowalski, the young Pole who risked his life for him; the two German veterinarians who surrendered to the Allies to save their horses; and Witez's American owners, Earle and Frances Hurlbutt. The fine breeding policies of the latter resulted in the remarkable Arabians sired by Witez. But most important of all is Witez himself, the horse whose name meant "chieftain and knight, prince and hero, all rolled into one." Witez II fulfilled the promise of his name.
Stand-in mother... When Bronte Lawrence reads a letter from a little girl claiming to be her daughter, she knows there has been a mistake. There has--Lucy Fitzpatrick's letter has reached the wrong Lawrence sister! Her career-minded sister might not have wanted her child, but Bronte is ecstatic at the thought of meeting a niece she'd never known existed. Only, Bronte looks practically identical to her sister...and James Fitzpatrick mistakes her for the mother of his child! Bronte finds it all too tempting to slip into the role--and it isn't just for Lucy. Fitz is tall, dark and handsome, and he's a great dad--a compelling combination. But what will happen when Lucy and Fitz discover that Bronte isn't quite who she seems?
From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover. The author of fifteen New York Times national bestsellers, Ann Rule, a former Seattle policewoman, has researched thousands of homicides and understands every facet of murder investigation. Now, in the most complex and shocking book of her long career, she delves into the motivation that drove a seemingly successful man to kill, and she explores heretofore unknown aspects of a fatal affair between a beautiful young woman who moved confidently in the heady world of the upper echelons of government and a widely admired millionaire attorney who was an immensely popular political figure. On June 27, 1996, thirty-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Son of a wealthy contractor, former state prosecutor, partner in a prestigious law firm, advisor to governors and mayors, Tom Capano had a soft-spoken and considerate manner that endeared him to many. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9:15 that night when Anne Marie and Tom left a Philadelphia restaurant, something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would be forty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely. Ann Rule brilliantly traces the lives of both Fahey and Capano as she discloses the intimate details of their ill-fated bonding. A vulnerable, trusting woman becomes spellbound by a charming, duplicitous married man, and what begins as a seemingly unremarkable affair is slowly transformed into an obsessive, convoluted, and deadly relationship. Through her impeccable research, Rule peels away layer after layer of deception to reveal a man who lived a secret life for decades, a man so greedy that he would sacrifice anyone to gain what he desired. One of his many mistresses -- all of whom were unknown to one another -- was Deborah MacIntyre, an attractive and wealthy member of one of Wilmington's oldest families and an administrator of an elite private school. She, too, would become part of the mystery surrounding Anne Marie's disappearance. As three prominent families are destroyed to satisfy one man's jealous obsessions, this unfathomable tragedy becomes a tale that few would believe if it were presented as fiction. Shockingly, it is all true. Destined to become a classic, ... And Never Let Her Go is a riveting account of forbidden love and murder among the rich and powerful, and a chilling insight into the evil that sometimes hides behind even the most charming facade.
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