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"You have a very lovely little girl," breathed the voice on the phone. And just like that, Susan Young is drawn into a living nightmare. A stranger has kidnapped Sue's daughter, Veda. But he doesn't want her money, only her suffering-and he will kill Veda if Sue doesn't follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year, to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of the line somehow knows Sue's deepest, most chilling secret-an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago. . . Across the loneliest back roads of Massachusetts, in the black expanse of a New England winter, Sue is forced to confront her most awful fears as she is met at each step by ever increasing horrors created by a monster who is surely something less than human. In the hope of saving her daughter from a kidnapper whose origin seems darker than anything she could ever have imagined, Sue will discover just how much trauma and fright the human body is capable of absorbing. Set over the course of a single night, Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. With the skill of masters like Dean Koontz and David Morrell, Joe Schreiber has created a tableau of shock and horror, death and destruction, that will draw you in and never let you go.
From the book's back cover: The story of the Scots-Irish is one of the struggles and achievements of an American immigrant group that existed for only a short period, whose descendants continued to make their marks on the young country for generations. From the North of Ireland to the backwoods of the American frontier, the tale of the Scots-Irish includes a massive exodus to the New World, where they founded communities in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and the Irish Tract of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War era. Containing nearly six thousand names of documented settlers of the primarily Scots-Irish settlements of Virginia and North Carolina, "Chasing The Frontier" includes materials from church records, military records, early wills and deeds, and newspapers of the time. For the frontier families, life was a daily test of endurance and hardship, but the Scots-Irish also found time for horseracing, gambling, and socializing, and the migration of this hardy race and the lure of the frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee led to the founding of churches and state charters, and elections to some of the highest offices in the country.
"Where is the green sun?" "Catch a glimpse of it through a little boy's eyes under a chilly January Kentucky sky. Name it and claim it again from a ranch house rooftop in Texas summertime heat." Unthinkable confrontations and familiar deal breakers spotlight danger and opportunity through this literary mix in calendar format. Flash fiction bites bring emotion, humor, and surprise endings early in each chapter. A bride gets embarrassed; a teacher gets exposed. Marilyn Brandt Smith is not content with limits on perception, imagination, and experimentation. She aligns differing literary forms, allowing the sun, moons, months, and seasons to chart the year. In a true story from March, two vulnerable women are held at knifepoint in an elevator. In May, young men lose track of their coach at the cave they're exploring. April's grass moon matches poems and stories about a famous disaster; a not-so-famous boarding school prank; an unusual burglary; and a bunny on a Greyhound bus. December promises satire; a special tree in Brooklyn that isn't supposed to be there; and a glimpse of future technology. A counselor and teacher for people with disabilities, and a writer and editor for magazines, anthologies, and special formats, the author brings sensitivity, good humor, and creative variety to this collection. You'll want to be part of it all--help the desperate woman in the hospital at midnight; put a stop to the husband's game plan in Alaska. Stop and scratch their ears when you read about furry folk, and keep turning pages to see who's next.
Think you have issues? Try these on for size: Your parents are separated, and Dad's already taking vacations with his new girlfriend. You and Mom share a small apartment in a gang-ridden neighborhood. You go to school with a bunch of spoiled rich kids. You have recurring nightmares about a creepy jaguar. You're hearing strange voices and worry you may be going crazy. Your big quinceanera "surprise" is finding out you're a curandera, or witch. ... and as if that's not bad enough, your psychic powers land you smack in the middle of a kidnapping case involving an ancient Mayan statue ... and it's up to you to solve the mystery. Meet Martika Galvez, the Latina Nancy Drew of the new millennium.
The #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders fantasy trilogy comes to a stunning and epic conclusion.Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests--each surrounded by brave and powerful allies--knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.
Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals, a ballad about a place in New Orleans -- a whorehouse or a prison or gambling joint that's been the ruin of many poor girls or boys. Bob Dylan did a version and Frijid Pink cut a hard-rocking rendition. But that barely scratches the surface; few songs have traveled a journey as intricate as "House of the Rising Sun. "The rise of the song in this country and the launch of its world travels can be traced to Georgia Turner, a poor, sixteen-year-old daughter of a miner living in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in 1937 when the young folk-music collector Alan Lomax, on a trip collecting field recordings, captured her voice singing "The Rising Sun Blues. " Lomax deposited the song in the Library of Congress and included it in the 1941 book Our Singing Country. In short order, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and Josh White learned the song and each recorded it. From there it began to move to the planet's farthest corners. Today, hundreds of artists have recorded "House of the Rising Sun," and it can be heard in the most diverse of places -- Chinese karaoke bars, Gatorade ads, and as a ring tone on cell phones. Anthony began his search in New Orleans, where he met Eric Burdon of the Animals. He traveled to the Appalachians -- to eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina -- to scour the mountains for the song's beginnings. He found Homer Callahan, who learned it in the mountains during a corn shucking; he discovered connections to Clarence "Tom" Ashley, who traveled as a performer in a 1920s medicine show. He went to Daisy, Kentucky, to visit the family of the late high-lonesome singer Roscoe Holcomb, and finally back to Bourbon Street to see if there really was a House of the Rising Sun. He interviewed scores of singers who performed the song. Through his own journey he discovered how American traditions survived and prospered -- and how a piece of culture moves through the modern world, propelled by technology and globalization and recorded sound.
A QUESTION OF LUST Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her--whatever the cost. The authorities believe the kidnappings to be the work of a sick mind, but Nikki knows that the truth is something much worse--especially since she seems to have an unexpected psychic link to the killer. But as always, she is more than willing to risk her own life to save another's. For Michael Kelly, Nikki's bravado is a source of endless terror. He wants nothing more than to make Nikki a permanent part of his life, but he knows that her quest is sure to get her killed. As they chase through the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco and the body count begins to rise, Michael badgers her to stay off the case, but Nikki has no intention of complying. She wants him to realize that she's either a full partner in his life or she's out. But nothing prepares her for the price she has to pay for her stubbornness--the life of someone she loves.Includes an excerpt of the next novel in Keri Arthur's Nikki and Michael series, Kiss the Night GoodbyeFrom the Paperback edition.
Book 5 in The Young Underground series. In their search for missing Nazi treasure, Peter, Elise, and Henrik find themselves trapped at sea on a Nazi submarine.
Sebastian, at 17, has never eaten pizza, never been to school, never even hung out with other kids. He rides the subway at night to escape his father's strict, possessive parenting. Maria, 22 and mother to two young children, has just lost her job. Afraid to confess to her violent boyfriend, Maria resorts to riding the subway when he thinks she's at work. And then one night, on an empty train, Sebastian and Maria make eye contact . . .
A Journey He Couldn't Miss and a Step He Couldn't Take. He found himself a traveler in the strangest of lands. Where invisible secrets come starkly into sight. Where invisible secrets come starkly into sight. Where the fairest of companions leads the way into unsuspected danger and darkness. Where hidden battles burst into the open. Where so much is grasped--and so much more seems unattainable. Driven by a yearning he doesn't understand, compelled toward a destination he can't quite see, the traveler navigates the inhospitable landscape with determination and a flicker of something like hope--despite the obstacles that seem to unerringly block his path. Best-selling novelist Randy Alcorn weaves a supernatural interplay of wills and motives, lusts and longings, love and sacrifice. It's a potent mix that leaves every reader wondering: Do I really understand this world I live in? Do I really understand myself? Is there more to all this than I've ever dared hope?
IT ALL BEGAN WITH A SIMPLE chat:-) This utterly original novel invites you to "eavesdrop" on the electronic correspondence between two people who have just met online: Bev, a tough-minded book editor who has been logging on for years, and Max, a restless advertising copywriter who boldly strikes up a conversation. With each e-mail exchange, two people who are at first faceless come vibrantly alive through their sometimes serious, frequently funny, and always believable messages to each other. As Bev becomes less inhibited, Max becomes more fascinated, and their relationship grows more intense -- until an unforeseen event changes the rules of the game forever. Intimate, compelling, and unpredictable, Chat gives a fresh twist to the thrill of romantic adventure.
Fourteen-year-old Morgan alienates her friends when she spends all of her time online talking to strangers in various chat rooms.
Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a vivid landscape are the foundation of Archer Mayor's award-winning New England thrillers. Now in this suspenseful new novel two investigations will lead Mayor's popular hero Joe Gunther to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where relationships are formed and broken, and nothing is as it seems. News travels fast in the small state of Vermont . In this tight-knit society, police officers and investigators proudly maintain a kinship that transcends the boundaries of their jurisdictions. When an unidentified body is found in the peaceful town of Brattleboro , local police and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation both appear at the scene. But before investigator Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence of murder, a family emergency sends him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother have suddenly been threatened. Gunther reaches out to a network of police officers who know him only by name and reputation as he attempts to discover the source of this imminent danger. Meanwhile, his investigative team chases an elusive murderer who has no apparent ties to the victim. In a state that is more like a neighborhood community, secrets are difficult to keep, and it's sometimes impossible to know who can be trusted. Gunther soon finds himself opposing criminals more menacing than any he has ever encountered in order to save those he holds closest to his heart.
How does our government eavesdrop? Whom do they eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing future attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of Patrick Radden Keefe's brilliant new book, Chatter. In the late 1990s, when Keefe was a graduate student in England, he heard stories about an eavesdropping network led by the United States that spanned the planet. The system, known as Echelon, allowed America and its allies to intercept the private phone calls and e-mails of civilians and governments around the world. Taking the mystery of Echelon as his point of departure, Keefe explores the nature and context of communications interception, drawing together fascinating strands of history, fresh investigative reporting, and riveting, eye-opening anecdotes. The result is a bold and distinctive book, part detective story, part travel-writing, part essay on paranoia and secrecy in a digital age. Chatter starts out at Menwith Hill, a secret eavesdropping station covered in mysterious, gargantuan golf balls, in England's Yorkshire moors. From there, the narrative moves quickly to another American spy station hidden in the Australian outback; from the intelligence bureaucracy in Washington to the European Parliament in Brussels; from an abandoned National Security Agency base in the mountains of North Carolina to the remote Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. As Keefe chases down the truth of contemporary surveillance by intelligence agencies, he unearths reams of little-known information and introduces us to a rogue's gallery of unforgettable characters. We meet a former British eavesdropper who now listens in on the United States Air Force for sport; an intelligence translator who risked prison to reveal an American operation to spy on the United Nations Security Council; a former member of the Senate committee on intelligence who says that oversight is so bad, a lot of senators only sit on the committee for the travel. Provocative, often funny, and alarming without being alarmist, Chatter is a journey through a bizarre and shadowy world with vast implications for our security as well as our privacy. It is also the debut of a major new voice in nonfiction.
Marcia Williams retells nine favorite Chaucerian tales in her witty, engaging comic-strip style. Step back into the Middle Ages for a boisterous, bawdy storytelling session led by the one and only Chaucer. Marcia Williams uses her signature comic-strip format to animate nine Canterbury classics, including "The Clerk's Tale," "The Miller's Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Tale." Interspersed with her lively narrative and running side-commentary are bits of dialogue from the original Medieval English text, bringing the essence of Chaucer's colorful humor to modern readers in an engaging way.
Chazown (pronounced khaw-ZONE) from the Hebrew, meaning a dream, revelation, or vision. You were born with your own Chazown. Do you know what it is?Vision and Purpose: Dream It, Live It, Attain It Do you wake up each day motivated by knowing exactly why you were created? Guided by intention in every step? Enter: Chazown. Hebrew for "vision," God wants to give His for you, and this book will reveal it! Living God's dream will rock your world and align every area of your life, from your relationships to your finances and health. Chazown is packed with storytelling graphics, in-your-face honesty, bite-sized chapterettes, step-by-step guidance, surprising self-assessments, and scarcely containable energy in a fast-paced style that will drive you forward with purpose! Craig Groeschel cowrote this book, but he's waiting for his partner--you. Because only you can discover how the book ends and the rest of your life begins... Visit the Life Development Plan website as mentioned in the book: http://ldp.lifechurch.tv/jsp/main.jspChazown A Different Way to See Your Life You're invited on a most unusual odyssey--to find, name, and live out your Chazown. It's a journey you'll never forget because it's impossible to return unchanged. Practical, surprising, visually fresh, and biblically sound, the Chazown experience helps you clearly understand what you've always suspected: You're not an accident. You have been created and put on earth for a unique and important purpose...a Chazown . And God intends for you to live it with passion and fulfillment for His glory. But where to start your search? As Craig Groeschel will show, your own Chazown is hiding just under the surface of your life in three often overlooked areas: your core values, your spiritual gifts, and your past experiences. Once you discover your personal Chazown , you'll turn it into a highly motivating credo--complete with short-term goals, action steps, and an accountability network to make your big dream a reality. Pursue your Chazown and simultaneously improve five critical aspects of your life. These "small 'c' chazowns " are your relationship with God, your relationships with people, your finances, your health and fitness, and your work life. Are you living someone else's dream for your life, or no dream at all? Get ready for Chazown. Story Behind the BookCraig Groeschel started LifeChurch.tv, now attended by more than twelve thousand people each weekend on five different campuses, in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area in 1996. From that point on, he has been empowered by the knowledge that he is following God's chazown (vision) for his life. Craig's cutting-edge teaching style--including honest, uncomfortable teaching of God's truth and ubiquitous use of in-your-face video and other imagery--has challenged and changed thousands of lives. His messages are simulcast live to each of the church's campuses, and his ministry continues to explode. This book stems from a two-message series that he gave; its premise is the bedrock for all teaching and ministry at LifeChurch.tv.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Director Steven Soderbergh has based his two-part epic movie "Che" (Part 1: The Argentine and Part 2: Guerrilla) on two classic diaries written by Ernesto Che Guevara: Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (an account of the guerrilla movement led by Fidel Castro that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959) and The Bolivian Diary (Che's famous, unfinished diary discovered in his backpack when he was captured and killed in Bolivia in October 1967).
The most comprehensive version of Che's writings available in English. Covering Che's writings on the Cuban revolutionary war, the first years of the revolution in Cuba and his vision for Latin America and the third world, it includes such classic essays as "Socialism and Man in Cuba" and "Two, Three, Many Vietnams". Contains several unpublished articles, essays and letters, including a letter from Che to his children shortly before his death in Bolivia in 1967 and an essay, "Strategy and Tactics for the Latin American Revolution".
Eight speeches the legendary Cuban guerrilla fighter delivered between 1959 and 1964 to such groups as the First Latin American Youth Congress, International Volunteer Work brigades, and the Ministry of Industry seminar on Youth and the Revolution. Closing the collection is a 1997 tribute by Fidel Castro.
What did young, independent women do for fun and how did they pay their way into New York City's turn-of-the-century pleasure places? Cheap Amusements is a fascinating discussion of young working women whose meager wages often fell short of bare subsistence and rarely allowed for entertainment expenses. Kathy Peiss follows working women into saloons, dance halls, Coney Island amusement parks, social clubs, and nickelodeons to explore the culture of these young women between 1880 and 1920 as expressed in leisure activities. By examining the rituals and styles they adopted and placing that culture in the larger context of urban working-class life, she offers us a complex picture of the dynamics shaping a working woman's experience and consciousness at the turn-of-the-century. Not only does her analysis lead us to new insights into working-class culture, changing social relations between single men and women, and urban courtship, but it also gives us a fuller understanding of the cultural transformations that gave rise to the commercialization of leisure. The early twentieth century witnessed the emergence of "heterosocial companionship" as a dominant ideology of gender, affirming mixed-sex patterns of social interaction, in contrast to the nineteenth century's segregated spheres. Cheap Amusements argues that a crucial part of the "reorientation of American culture" originated from below, specifically in the subculture of working women to be found in urban dance halls and amusement resorts. Author note: Kathy Peiss author of Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York.
Norris Church Mailer triumphantly returns to the page with this breezy, hilarious novel of discovery and destiny. Set against the backdrop of 1970s New York City, Cheap Diamonds follows a sweet young girl from the South who risks it all to fulfill her heart's desire. Cherry Marshall seeks a life beyond the confines of her Arkansas world. "Sweet Valley was not the place for a girl with stars in her eyes, and I had stars big enough to blind me."
NOT A PENNY- PINCHING COOKBOOK-A "GET SMART!" COOKBOOK. No more staring helplessly at rising grocery bills or, too harried for time, shelling out twenty-five bucks for mediocre take-out. The work of two brilliant problem solvers, CHEAP FAST. GOOD! cuts through both the budget dilemma and the time dilemma with 275 recipes for great,. family-pleasing dishes, most of which take under 25 minutes to prepare and average out to cost less-and usually far less-than $2 a serving. HOME EC SIMPLIFIED. Saving money in the kitchen is as simple as one four-letter word: Cook. But cooking to save means cooking food you and your family are going to love-and cooking (and shopping) smart. In dozens of time- and moneysaving tips, techniques, strategies, and solutions, the authors show how to make the right choices again and again. THEY'LL NEVER KNOW YOU'RE THRIFTY. Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Pepper Medley Stuffed Peppers with Kielbasa Rice Zesty Chicken Sauté Bayou Stew Chili in Spud Bowls, page 68 Catfish with Pecan Crust Cinco de Mayo Skillet Quickie Cacciatore Perfect Spinach Pesto Pizza Moroccan Meatballs Over Couscous Salmon Pasta with Tomatoes and Dill EVEN WHEN IT'S TON TO S-T-R-E-T-C-H. Onion Chopped Steak with Easy Gravy Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Thigh Fall Sausage and Cabbage Sauté Ultra-Easy Veggie Quesadillas Pasta e Fagioli My Beef and Barley Soup Ziti Mexi-Cali
Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji.
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