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Fifteen-year-old Calli has just about everything she could want in life-two loving moms, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to be foster parents. Unfortunately, being a foster sister to Cherish is not at all what Calli expected. First Cherish steals Calli's boyfriend, then begins to pit Calli's moms against one another, and she even steals Calli's iPod. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli steals one of Cherish's necklaces. But this plan for revenge goes horribly awry, and Cherish ends up in juvenile detention. Isolating herself from her moms, her boyfriend, and even her best friend, Calli wrestles with her guilt and tries to figure out a way to undo the damage she's caused. When her moms are asked to take on another foster child, Calli sees an opportunity to make amends for her past mistakes. Funny, moving, and emotionally rich, Calli is a portrait of an endearing young woman caught between adolescence and adulthood, striving to do the right thing even when all of her options seem wrong.
Fifteen-year-old Calli has almost everything she could want in life-two loving moms, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to foster a girl named Cherish. Unfortunately, having a new sister is not at all what Calli expected. Cherish lies, steals, kisses Calli's boyfriend, and seems to get away with just about everything. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli decides to take matters into her own hands. But her plan for revenge goes horribly awry. Calli ends up isolating herself from her moms, her boyfriend, and even her best friend, while she wrestles with her guilt. She is desperate for a chance to make amends, but finds some relationships are easier to repair than others.
Eleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers. In fact, the family motto is Be Gold. Calli's sister is on an ice-skating team, and her brother's a basketball star. Her parents are sure she has a hidden gift for something. They just have to figure out what it is! But Calli has flopped at everything she's tried. She sure doesn't feel like a Gold. Until a new person enters her life. Second grader Noah Zullo might seem strange to some people, but Calli can't help liking him, and they become partners in their school's Peer Helper Program. When they create a booth for the Friendship Fair, they fill it with secrets and surprises. And as Calli and Noah work and learn together, they even surprise themselves.Michele Weber Hurwitz's debut is an endearing and gently humorous story about the true meaning of achievement and the important things an "ordinary" kid has to offer.From the Hardcover edition.
Day and night, Callie Cat ice skates on the pond in her backyard. She loves to ice skate, loves it more than chocolate cake, more than going to the mall--more than her friends can understand. That is, until the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, and everyone thinks it could be Callie's big chance! Now Callie practices day and night. She wants to win the big prize . . . doesn't she?
From the bestselling author of THE PUPPY PLACE. Mia and Michael Battelli want a pet more than anything. And a cuddly cat or kitten would be perfect for their small brownstone apartment. But their parents aren't sure Mia and Michael are ready for the responsibility. Then Mia spots a tiny calico foraging for food. Callie doesn't seem to belong to anyone--and she's hurt. Mia can't just leave her to fend for herself! But what if she can't convince her parents to keep the sweet little kitten? Will Callie ever find a home?
The popular owner-entrepreneur of Callie's Biscuits reveals her modern approach to traditional Southern cooking, sharing charming stories and fabulous, accessible recipes in a Southern-style Make the Bread, Buy the Butter.Described as "full of Southern goodness" (Saveur), "a sweet return to gentility" (Daily Candy), and "as delicious as you can get without visiting your grandmother" (Country Living), Carrie Morey's biscuits are an iconic Southern staple and gateway food to all Southern cuisine. Her cookbook shares not only her love of cooking, but stories about traditional and modern Southern foods and more than seventy-five recipes for everything from her beloved biscuits to maple pork, roasted chicken, deviled eggs, blueberry and peach cobbler, and chess pie. Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions takes you through all the important techniques to reveal how Carrie developed her new takes on favorite heritage dishes. Carrie also tells her story of growing up in Charleston, learning to cook from great Southern matriarchs, including her mother, a celebrated Charleston caterer (who catered Reese Witherspoon's wedding), tips on how she grew her business from her mother's coveted biscuit recipes, and how she takes the fuss and huge time investment out of traditional cooking methods. With Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions, now you can try Carrie's flaky, tender, buttery, award-winning biscuits that expertly re-create the taste of the past.
Best-selling author Heidi Betts is known as a versatile author, who writes what she loves...and makes readers fall in love all over again. Whether she's writing contemporary romance, paranormal, or historical, Heidi Betts never disappoints.CALLIE'S CONVICTWade Mason had been to Hell--and escaped. Shackled in iron manacles, the fleeing inmate traveled to Purgatory to claim his newborn son. He arrived at Callie Quinn's house ready to do battle. But the beautiful angel who guarded his child stripped him defenseless by plopping the crying bundle of joy straight into his unsuspecting arms. They just as surely as she'd released him from his chains, Callie freed his heart. And Wade knew he'd found Heaven in her embrace. When the intimidating outlaw showed up on her doorstep, Callie vowed she would fight tooth and nail to protect the infant entrusted to her. After all, what did a hardened felon know about babies? But one heated kiss told Callie that Wade understood all about tender care. And soon she realized he might be the convict, but she was prisoner to his touch, to his desires ... to his love."Heidi Betts scores with a sizzling tale of passion, intrigue, and enduring love." -- Merline Lovelace"For a good story and unforgettable characters, you can't beat Heidi Betts. Hang on to your stetson...." -- Maggie Osborne
From his cutoff tee and skintight jeans... down to his scuffed boots. She only dared to sneak a peek. Then, with a knowing wink and a roguish grin, the sexy cowboy was gone. Callie Walker figured she must have been hallucinating. But when she took a wrong turn on a dark country road, she awoke in her car to see him rapping on her window. Cade Kills Thunder had no idea what city-girl Callie was doing in rugged country like Montana. One thing was clear. He couldn't leave her out there. But bringing her back to his ranch was asking for trouble. Especially since he suspected that the irresistible redhead was more than capable of changing his not-the-marrying-kind lifestyle...for good!
A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author's mother, about a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in occupied Korea. In early twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother, but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher's Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.
You've always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you'll be up to speed in no time!Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you'll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you'll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you:All the tools you need to practice the craftWhere to get the proper ink and paperHow to master several alphabetsDifferent variations to change the look of lettersHow to mix and match your alphabetsHow to create a poster, sign, or certificateWays to design and letter a quotationCommon mistakes that can easily be avoidedCalligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you'll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!
Adrian is an immortal. his duty is to keep life and death magic in balance. He saves a witch named Amber from a demon who may lead him to the truth of what happened to his brother 700 years ago. He may also find something else in Amber.
On the heels of the wildly popular The Gathering comes the second in the "Darkness Rising" YA trilogy from NYT bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the mark of what she truly is--a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly everyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents. Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they're kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home.From the Hardcover edition.
Kaye Whiting went to buy a birthday present and didn_t come back. She isn_t dead, or physically injured. But she is alone and very, very scared. Fifty miles away in Cambridge town centre a deeply disturbed young woman is standing by a payphone. She knows she often feels compelled to do harmful things and is driven by a desire to make a call. DC Gary Goodhew is one of the detectives assigned to find Kaye and when her body is discovered the only clue to the potential murderer is a woman_s voice on his answerphone saying, _Kaye isn_t the first and won_t be the last__Praise for Cambridge Blue:_You are pulled relentlessly in as Bruce racks up the tension. Menacing and insidious, this is a great novel. _ R J Ellory_An exciting debut from a very promising new talent. _ Paul Johnston'A fast-paced gritty tale guaranteed to have you hooked from beginning to end. ' Cambridgeshire Pride'Meaty and deeply plotted. ' Morning Star'DC Gary Goodhew could just develop into a worthy succesor to those venerables of the police procedural now drawing their pensions. ' Tribune'A gripping tale of murder and mystery. ' Cambridge Style
Thomas and the Really Useful Engines are working hard getting the new airport ready for the grand opening. Then a terrible storm slows them down, and soon it is clear that all the engines are going to have to work together. The steamies and the diesels have never gotten along very well, but Lady appears in Thomas' dream and tells him it will be all right. But can they count on help from the biggest diesel of them all--Diesel 10?
Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Are you ready, instead, to find "The One"? In Calling in "The One," Katherine Woodward Thomas shares her own personal experience to show women that in order to find the relationship that will last a lifetime, you have to be truly open and ready to create a loving, committed, romantic union. Calling in "The One" shows you how.Based on the Law of Attraction, which is the concept that we can only attract what we're ready to receive, the provocative yet simple seven-week program in Calling in "The One" prepares you to bring forth the love you seek. For each of the 49 days of Thomas's thoughtful and life-affirming plan, there is a daily lesson, a corresponding practice, and instruction for putting that lesson into action in your life. Meditation, visualization, and journaling exercises will gently lead you to recognize the obstacles on your path to love and provide ways to steer around them. At the end of those 49 days, you will be in the ideal emotional state to go out into the world and find "The One."An inspirational approach that offers a radical new philosophy on relationships, Calling in "The One" is your guide to finding the love you seek.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A dark and edgy first-person cautionary tale about how one girl's seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.She had a normal life, until one small decision changed everything. Suddenly, there were new possibilities and new experiences.But not all of those experiences were good.Read her shocking story in the diary she left behind.
Those wicked wizards are back--and they've become very smart. (Sort of.) They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all . . . unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy.
The book examines the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something or to be something. While honoring a calling's essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling. Callings is a compassionate guide to discovering your own callings and negotiating the tight passages to personal power and authenticity.
The first thing Callista did was disguise herself as a boy, which was not easy with her long raven tresses and voluptuous body. But she managed to get herself hired as a cabin boy aboard a ship bound for America. Her secret was safe until she fell ill and the captain discovered she was a lovely young woman. He became obsessed with her. Finally he seduced her. This was the beginning of a strange love affair in which Callista found herself equally obsessed. ... The novel of a beautiful woman and the man who loved her in spite of himself.
Calloustown, the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who's been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the "unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story," finds the author at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Calloustown in all their humanity. Whether exploring family, religion, politics or the true meaning of home, these stories range from deeply affecting to wildly absurd and back again, all in the blink of an eye.
In the first ever short story by Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor, the stakes couldn't be higher as operator Pike Logan goes after the first Taskforce target leading a team he can't fully trust. Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor's hotly anticipated third Pike Logan novel, Enemy of Mine, coming January 15, 2013. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government, and designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law, a new counter-terrorist unit known as the Taskforce has just been formed, but not fully tested. Until now. Pike Logan has been given a team of operators drawn from the CIA's National Clandestine Service and the military's Special Operations Forces without any say in selecting the men on which he must depend. While executing a full mission profile exercise on U.S. soil, a target of opportunity appears before the Taskforce is deemed mission capable. Forced to execute, Pike and his team are sent to Yemen to track their first real target. The future of the Taskforce depends on their success, but when Pike is challenged by one of his own, their clear-cut mission teeters on the brink of disaster. The price of failure will reverberate much deeper than the loss of the target - straight into the presidency itself.Propulsive, compelling, and told with unparalleled realism, The Callsign brings readers new insight into the origins of the Taskforce as they execute the first Omega operation in a relentless and action-packed short story.
In the first ever short story by Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor, the stakes couldn't be higher as operator Pike Logan goes after the first Taskforce target leading a team he can't fully trust. Includes an exclusive preview of Brad Taylor's hotly anticipated third Pike Logan novel, Enemy of Mine, coming January 15, 2013. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government, and designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law, a new counter-terrorist unit known as the Taskforce has just been formed, but not fully tested. Until now. Pike Logan has been given a team of operators drawn from the CIA's National Clandestine Service and the military's Special Operations Forces without any say in selecting the men on which he must depend. While executing a full mission profile exercise on U.S. soil, a target of opportunity appears before the Taskforce is deemed mission capable. Forced to execute, Pike and his team are sent to Yemen to track their first real target. The future of the Taskforce depends on their success, but when Pike is challenged by one of his own, their clear-cut mission teeters on the brink of disaster. The price of failure will reverberate much deeper than the loss of the target - straight into the presidency itself. Propulsive, compelling, and told with unparalleled realism, The Callsign brings readers new insight into the origins of the Taskforce as they execute the first Omega operation in a relentless and action-packed short story.
How can individuals live a life of forgiveness in a world so full of injustice and indifference? This haunting question spurred author Kent Nerburn to write Calm Surrender. As he recounts the experiences of people who have suffered much and asked for little, he takes readers on a moving journey, urging them to remember that "forgiveness cannot be a disengaged, pastel emotion."
How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user's life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user's attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You'll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive.Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. This book is ideal for UX and product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers. You'll learn:The importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attentionPrinciples of calm design--peripheral attention, context, and ambient awarenessCalm communication patterns--improving attention through a variety of sensesExercises for improving existing products through calm technologyPrinciples and patterns of calm technology for companies and teamsThe origins of calm technology at Xerox PARC
A simple yet revolutionary alternative to helicopter parenting and tiger moms Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? There is a better way. The best English import since Supernanny and an instant bestseller in the U.K., Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You'll begin to see results almost immediately: * Kids start cooperating the first time * Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier * Even very resistant kids start saying" yes" instead of "no" Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you the complete tool-kit to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. "The instruction manual every parent should read" --Helena Bonham Carter
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