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Between You and Me is a collection of the reflections of Mike Wallace covering his career with and before CBS News.
What happens when you are followed by millions . . . and loved by none? Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is trying to build a life for herself far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. Until she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant-- an offer she can't refuse. Logan hasn't seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune Magazine's most powerful celebrity. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents as Logan discovers that, beneath the glossy faÇade, the wounds that caused them to be wrenched apart so many years ago have insidiously warped into a show-stopping family business. As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a "real" life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another, and Logan must question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself.
UnforgettableIt seems like forever since Meghan Rose stormed off Will Scott's yacht, but he still stows her photo in his berth. Of course, nobody knows this; and Meg should have known better than to hit him with The Ultimatum. Sure, their four years sailing together were the best Will ever had, but that didn't mean he was ready to be tied down. . .not in the marital sense, anyway. Problem is, he needs her. Maybe he always has.That's What You Are Of all the insufferable, arrogant, obnoxious. . .Meg could go on, but her staid fiancé probably wouldn't cancel his next appointment to hear the unabridged list of adjectives Will Scott brings to mind. Tack on strong, stubborn, and hot--and here. In Meg's office. Sporting that same damned grin she's always been tempted to wipe off his face. . .with her mouth. Now he wants her to leave her landlocked life for two weeks' yacht racing--as if she'd jump at the chance to help the very guy who shattered her heart. Well, why not. Surely, she's immune by now.
The poems included in this anthology are selected with a view of representing the range of poet's major concerns.
"Hilarious. . . . This book charmed my socks off." --Patricia O'Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language--and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders. Readers--and writers--will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."
It's tryouts, take two in this new addition to a series full of fun, drama, and lots and lots of CHEER!It's springtime in Port Angeles, and that can only mean one thing: Titan Cheerleading Tryouts, take two! Will Maddy take the plunge again? Or is she just another spring chicken, like the rest of the Titan's rejects from the fall? And if she does try out, will the Grizzlies understand--or hate her for leaving them behind after all they've been through? On top of tryout tension, the annual Sunshine Dance is around the corner, and while Maddy's psyched to design a new dress, she's not sure whose arm she wants to be on....There are about 2.8 million cheerleaders between the ages of 6 and 17!ring it. But, if I'm being perfectly honest, when I picture myself in this totally ADORBS dress? I see Evan standing next to me. Grrrr. Why oh why is life so complicated??
In Murder. . . The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killers taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight. . . And In Life. . . In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes its a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, hes drawn into a case thats terrifyingly personal. Timing Is Everything With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lories will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret--before the clock runs out for good. . . Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton "Masterful!" Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author on Cold Hearted "A powerful story that kept me up very late--with all the lights on. " --Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling author on As Good as Dead
In Murder. . .The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer's taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight. . . And In Life. . . In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. Then she gets a second note. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's terrifyingly personal. Timing Is EverythingThe Darkest Sins He begins his work just before dawn, wielding a knife with the precision of a surgeon. Cunning and meticulous, he's always in control. Mercy is not an option...Will AlwaysMaleah Purdue is tough, outspoken, and completely dedicated to her work at the Powell Security Agency. But her fearless exterior shatters when a madman begins killing her colleagues one by one, mimicking a notorious serial killer already behind bars. Working alongside top profiler Derek Lawrence, Maleah will do anything to find the murderer, even if it means playing a psychopath's twisted mind games. Come To LightNo one connected to the Agency is safe. No one is beyond suspicion. For as Maleah and Derek piece together the clues, they uncover a chilling legacy of lies and brutal vengeance-and a killer who has been hiding in plain sight all along...The Fear. . .Malcolm York is a sadistic monster, guilty of unspeakable crimes. And with his endless wealth he's funded a series of depraved hunts. The few who survived can never forget. They can only be thankful the terror is over. Until rumors start swirling. . .Only Stops. . .Griffin Powell knows the twisted depths of York's madness. He's also sure that York is dead. But then Griff's wife, Nicole, disappears and the phone calls begin--that familiar voice taunting him, promising to destroy everything Griff loves. When You Die. . .Using all the resources of the Powell Agency, Griff searches for Nic, aware that every step propels him further into a madman's web. Because the only way to keep Nic safe is to join one last perverse game where winner kills all, and the loser is dead by nightfall. . .
Bertram Phillips's M.I.N.D. Machine throws him back to southern California's Jurassic period, and this time it also throws real dinosaurs forward into the halls of Wetherford Junior High!
1940s Hollywood comes alive in this sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills. Rick Barron--former Beverly Hills cop, now head of production of Centurion pictures--returns in a page turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal. Set in 1940s Hollywood, it is the era of the "Red Scare"--when almost anyone could be suspect.
Beverly Hills Is Burning: A Rail Black Novel is yet another great work of Neil Russel, a thriller/ action novel that keeps you on the edge with its cool suspense, a twit of romance and the drive of love of money with mafias, hitmen... one book you'll enjoy reading
In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything-except class, grace, and sophistication. In Beverly Hills Manners, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique social dilemmas of the residents of the hills of Beverly through the eyes of an etiquette expert tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos.From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster. She's taught Oscar nominees how to successfully navigate the red carpet, sorority girls to use forks and knives, and NFL coaches to shake hands. In this book, she reflects on those experiences to teach you how to present yourself as a respectable professional in real-world situations.Beverly Hills Manners covers more than just table manners. It includes advice on what Lisa calls "Child Wrangling"-laying down the law as parents when it comes to cliques, bullying, and cattiness-and netiquette, a vital new discipline in tune with every type of social media. You'll also learn how to gracefully conduct yourself during life's most trying moments, such as comforting a friend on the loss of a loved one or agreeing to help a family member who may be down on his luck.
On Thanksgiving Day, LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield and her partner, Ed Taylor, are called to an apartment building on the edge of Beverly Hills to investigate a premeditated and pitiless murder.
"Someone's going to call your bluff someday, Venetia -- you'd better hope it's not a handsome man." -- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress Lady Venetia Campbell's visit to her childhood home in Scotland takes a dramatic turn when she's kidnapped at pistol point by her father's sworn enemy. Sir Lachlan Ross is widely feared in his guise as The Scottish Scourge, but Venetia remembers her former neighbor as a handsome youth whose attentions she craved. Now a wickedly sexy man, Lachlan's appeal is even more intoxicating...and much more dangerous. Though Lachlan tries to treat her as his foe, his scorching kisses tell another story. And despite his plan to use her as a weapon against her father, Venetia is determined that Lachlan's lust for revenge will be trumped by an even more powerful desire....
There's no rest for the weary Aggie Sloan-Wilcox and her minister husband, who were praying for a relaxing weekend until a member of their flock went missing. Joe Wagner, president of Emerald Springs's food bank, disappears, and Aggie discovers his secret life-as a female impersonator. Meanwhile, the murder of the mayor's wife at the annual food bank fundraiser puts Joe on top of the suspect list. If Aggie doesn't get to the bottom of things fast, she'll be leading a choir singing the blues.
McGrowl, Thomas's pet, is a bionic superdog with amazing powers of sight, smell, and strength. His powers sometimes get him into some sticky situations! Can Thomas & his courageous canine thwart veterinary Dr. Minderbinder's evil plans?
Violent rabbis, lovelorn wives, a busy Grim Reaper, shame-filled simians, and one seriously angry deity populate this humorous and disquieting collection. Shalom Auslander's stories in Beware of God have the mysterious punch of a dream. They are wide ranging and inventive: A young Jewish man's inexplicable transformation into a very large, blond, tattooed goy ends with a Talmudic argument over whether or not his father can beat his unclean son with a copy of the Talmud. A pious man having a near-death experience discovers that God is actually a chicken, and he's forced to reconsider his life -- and his diet. At God's insistence, Leo Schwartzman searches Home Depot for supplies for an ark. And a young boy mistakes Holocaust Remembrance Day as emergency preparedness training for the future. Auslander draws upon his upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community in New York State to craft stories that are filled with shame, sex, God, and death, but also manage to be wickedly funny and poignant.
The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings.Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed at the edge of the empire, is invited to a party at the home of a rich local landowner, a world away from the dreary routine of the barracks. The surroundings are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated young Hofmiller asks his host--s lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. It is a minor blunder that will destroy his life, as pity and guilt gradually implicate him in a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to restore the unhappy invalid to health.
The secret is out! Well, all of the third-graders' secrets are out. A tattletale is loose in the basement of Sleepy Hollow Elementary and suddenly rumors are spreading about everyone. Now the class is playing the blame game. Is Cassidy the blabbermouth? Is Jeff the Big Mouth? Or is someone -- or something -- else spying on the basement class? Nina is ready to do whatever it takes to catch the snitch. But would she be willing to tell on her best friends?
Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in New York.As the daughter of the tycoon Reuben Gentry, Samantha's experience with men has been disillusioning. But she goes willingly to Chris Andrews's home on an island on the St. Lawrence River, expecting her father to join her there. Suddenly, she realizes she is subtly, but surely, being held prisoner. Are Chris's calls to her father about ransom? Is he really Chris Andrews? Samantha knows she has to escape. But the thought of never seeing Chris -- or whoever he was -- again, fills her with desolation...
After a long and difficult journey, the Toa have finally discovered their true powers and embraced their destiny. Now, despite their differences, they have joined together as a mighty force for good. But will their combined powers be enough to take on Makuta's newest minions?
[From the back cover] "A FOWL DEED, INDEED At sixty-something, Lucy Wayles, feisty leader of the birding group called the Olmsted's Irregulars, can distinguish a hairy woodpecker from a yellow-bellied sapsucker. A rara avis herself, she can also tell a song and dance from the truth ... and recognize murder when she sees it. And Lucy doesn't need binoculars to spot this homicide. When she and the quirky members of the Irregulars arrive at an award dinner for the great illustrator of field guides, John Wesley Carbondale, they are just in time to see Carbondale plummet from the hotel's upper floors onto a hot dog vendor's umbrella. The police call the swan dive a suicide. Lucy Wayles, remembering the butcher bird, which impales its prey on thorns, calls it fowl play. The fact that no one believes her only eggs her on. Now she's hatching a scheme to catch Carbondale's killer, but if her plan goes south, she runs the risk of ending up sadder, wiser.. .and deader than a dodo." There's never a dull moment with this little club of quirky bird-watcher's who's suspects and witnesses are even quirkier residents of the great, diverse population of New York City. Cozily amusing, they follow their outspoken, dramatic, whimsical leader, a shameless manipulator, into mystery solving expeditions most bird-watchers wouldn't dream of going. One of her Birders is Hapless, retired Dr. Markus who is so in love with Lucy that he eagerly follows her orders, usually against his better judgment. Check out the other books in this three book series in the Bookshare collection: #1 Beware the Tufted Duck, and #3 Beware the Laughing Gull.
Set between the Bolshevik Revolution and the independence of India, the novella tells the story of an ordinary woman's rebellion against her sexual exploitation by a landlord and the injustice done to her son.
Bruno and Boots cook up a plot to save their boarding school, MacDonald Hall, from bankruptcy.
The Help-for-Hire crew must discover who is putting dead creatures in the pastry made by the Gingerbread House.