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A Call for Courage

by Bryan Curtis

"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson Whether you are about to begin a new job, undergo surgery, or ask your boss for a raise, possessing courage will help you face these battles. A Call for Courage contains more than 175 quotes from the presidents of the United States on the subject of courage. "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to the job at hand." - Harry Truman "A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity." - Jimmy Carter A Call for Courage is a wonderful gift for anyone facing a challenge - be it fear of war or simply moving away from home.

Call for Courage (Golden Filly #5)

by Lauraine Snelling

After her history-making Kentucky Derby win, Trish believes she can go on to win the triple crown of thoroughbred racing but untold adversity and near tragedy may stop her progress.

A Call for Excellence

by Bryan Curtis

"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people todo what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with themwhile they do it." - Teddy RooseveltA Call for Excellence is a gift book that offers more than 200inspirational quotes from the Presidents of the United States on what it takesto be a successful person - be it in the office, the classroom, the battlefield,or at home. This is a wonderful gift for any occasion, but especially for graduation or to give to those challenged by a leadership position."I hope I always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what Iconsider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an Honest Man."- George Washington"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when hequits." - Richard Nixon

Call Girl Confidential

by Rebecca Kade

You've probably heard of Anna Gristina, the notori­ous "Soccer Mom Madam," who allegedly operated a multimillion-dollar escort service with clients from the Forbes billionaires list to Capitol Hill. But you haven't heard of the woman who helped bring the Soccer Mom Madam down--until now. Call Girl Confidential is Rebecca Kade's compelling, intimate account of her career as an escort...and her work as an undercover agent for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Strictly raised as a Southern Baptist, Rebecca Kade never dreamed she would compromise her values by someday becoming a high-priced escort. But when her rock star former lover took her to court in a drawn-out custody battle for their daughter, Rebecca's legit day job barely covered her exorbitant legal fees. She needed to make money and lots of it--fast. Rebecca first became an escort for Kristin Davis, aka "The Manhattan Madam," and her classic beauty made her an instant favorite with the host of wealthy, powerful men who were willing to pay thousands to sleep with her. When she went to work for Anna Gristina, the stakes were even higher and the clientele more prominent. From Wall Street bankers and CEOs to famous U.S. politicians and Middle Eastern princes as well as Grammy winners, Rebecca met the world's most influential movers and shakers. Then her deepest fears came true. Kristin Davis was arrested, and Anna Gristina also landed on authori­ties' radar after going undetected for fifteen years. Rebecca had two choices: refuse to cooperate and go to jail--risking never seeing her daughter again--or com­ply fully, even if it meant giving up Gristina, who trusted Rebecca implicitly. She agreed to go undercover for the DA's office. And the more incriminat­ing evidence she collected, the more she placed herself in danger. Candid and fascinating, this revealing memoir gives readers a glimpse into the little-known life of a high-priced escort turned confidential informant.e-known life of a high-priced escort turned confidential informant.

Call Her Miss Ross: The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

This explosive, definitive biography of Diana Ross was penned from over 400 interviews with her family and friends.

Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

by Raymond Carver

A VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES ORIGINAL A literary event: Raymond Carver's complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the recently discovered "last" stories, found a decade after Carver's death and published here in book form for the first time. Call If You Need Me includes all of the prose previously collected in No Heroics, Please, four essays from Fires, and those five marvelous stories that range over the period of Carver's mature writing and give his devoted readers a final glimpse of the great writer at work. The pure pleasure of Carver's writing is everywhere in his work, here no less than in those stories that have alreadey entered the canon of modern literature.

Call it What You Want

by Keith Lee Morris

Keith Lee Morris, author of The Dart League King, returns with a new story collection as acute, funny, and heartbreaking as we've come to expect from him. In this stunning story collection inhabited by dreams and disappointments, good intentions and small triumphs, Keith Lee Morris chronicles the lives of men lost in the liminal spaces between adolescence and adulthood. For all their flaws--as husbands, as fathers, as friends--Morris's characters are portrayed with depth, tenderness, and humanity. Call It What You Want balances realism with the surreal, humor with sadness, and explores all the hidden places in between.

Call Me By My Name

by John Ed Bradley

From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity. "Heartbreaking," says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak.Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, Tater Henry has experienced a lot of prejudice. His town is slow to desegregate and slower still to leave behind deep-seated prejudice. Despite the town's sensibilities, Rodney Boulett and his twin sister Angie befriend Tater, and as their friendship grows stronger, Tater and Rodney become an unstoppable force on the football field. That is, until Rodney sees Tater and Angie growing closer, too, and Rodney's world is turned upside down. Teammates, best friends--Rodney's world is threatened by a hate he did not know was inside of him. As the town learns to accept notions like a black quarterback, some changes may be too difficult to accept.

Call Me Cowboy

by Judy Duarte

HE WASN'T THE "RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET" TYPE... T. J. "Cowboy" Whittaker wasn't looking to be anyone's hero, but when vulnerable Priscilla Richards turned her tear-filled blue eyes on him and asked, "Can you help me uncover the secrets in my past?"...well, how could the sexy P.I. say no? His job was simple: escort the sheltered city girl to Texas to meet the mom she'd never known, then hightail it out of there as fast as his boots could carry him. Temptation wasn't on the agenda&#151especially with a prim New Yorker who most definitely was not his type. But Prissy made him hotter than Dallas in July...and made him want things he'd given up on long ago...

Call Me Home

by Megan Kruse Introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert

Call Me Home has an epic scope in the tradition of Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves or Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and braids the stories of a family in three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at 19 to start a new life with a man she barely knows, and her two children, Jackson and Lydia, who are rocked by their parents' abusive relationship. When Amy is forced to bargain for the safety of one child over the other, she must retrace the steps in the life she has chosen. Jackson, 18 and made visible by his sexuality, leaves home and eventually finds work on a construction crew in the Idaho mountains, where he begins a potentially ruinous affair with Don, the married foreman of his crew. Lydia, his 12-year-old sister, returns with her mother to Texas, struggling to understand what she perceives to be her mother's selfishness. At its heart, this is a novel about family, our choices and how we come to live with them, what it means to be queer in the rural West, and the changing idea of home.

Call Me Hope

by Gretchen Olson

As 11-year-old Hope struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother, she's tempted to run away but instead chooses resilience. She creates a secret safe haven and an innovative point system (giving herself points for every bad thing her mother says to her); finds comfort and inspiration from Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl; and gains a support team. Ultimately, Hope is able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change.

Call Me Irresistible

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Call Me IrresistibleR.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . . Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible--Ted Beaudine--the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town--a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all. Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first bestseller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now--along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love."Crown Susan Elizabeth Phillips the queen of romantic comedy," raves the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, just one of numerous accolades the beloved New York Times bestselling author has earned in her remarkable career. For more than three decades, this wise and witty writer has charmed hearts and won the devotion of legions of readers. Now she's back with the book her fans have been demanding--a sassy, sexy, downright irresistible tale of true love Texas-style, featuring gorgeous heartbreaker Ted Beaudine, now grown up and in a heap of romantic trouble all his own.

Call Me Irresistible

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Call Me IrresistibleR.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . . Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States.Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends.One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible--Ted Beaudine--the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache.But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town--a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all. Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first bestseller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now--along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love."Crown Susan Elizabeth Phillips the queen of romantic comedy," raves the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, just one of numerous accolades the beloved New York Times bestselling author has earned in her remarkable career. For more than three decades, this wise and witty writer has charmed hearts and won the devotion of legions of readers. Now she's back with the book her fans have been demanding--a sassy, sexy, downright irresistible tale of true love Texas-style, featuring gorgeous heartbreaker Ted Beaudine, now grown up and in a heap of romantic trouble all his own.

Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals

by Agha Shahid Ali

"Ali's ghazals are contemporary and colloquial, deceptively simple, yet still grounded in tradition....Highly recommended."--Library Journal The beloved Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali presents his own American ghazals. Calling on a line or phrase from fellow poets, Ali salutes those known and loved--W. S. Merwin, Mark Strand, James Tate, and more--while in other searingly honest verse he courageously faces his own mortality.

Call Me Mimi

by Francis Chalifour

Mimi loves flowers, crystal chandeliers, kittens, Céline Dion's voice, the color pink, swaths of satin, the Queen of England, and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate. She craves beauty and her own overweight self is emphatically not beautiful, at least in her own eyes. And despite her size, she doesn't feel whole because all she knows about her father is that he was a sperm bank donor seventeen years before. Mimi is a fractured soul.Although she knows it could be disastrous, she is drawn to her school's prom because it will be held in a beautiful ballroom and, for once, she'll be able to dress up. But her instincts prove to be right and, after merciless bullying, she flees in tears.Mimi knows that she needs to take charge of herself to find a person she can love within her self-imposed wall of weight. She leaves her doting mother and Montreal behind and heads to Toronto to find her father. What she finds is far more important than anything she could possibly have imagined.Francis Chalifour's ability to bring the unforgettable Mimi to life makes this a novel that will touch the reader's funny bone and heart.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle

by Debbie Macomber

Mrs. Miracle on 34th Street This Christmas, Emily Merkle (just call her Mrs. Miracle) is working in the toy department of Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than Jake Finley, the owner's son. For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family gatherings were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means only one thing to him-and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to pay for it... Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others-and that includes a bit of matchmaking! This Christmas will be different. For all of them.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Mrs. Miracle #2)

by Debbie Macomber

This Christmas, Emily Merkle(call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley's, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than... Jake Finley, the owner's son. For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him- and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat. Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly's widowed brother is in the army and won't be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley's, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it... Fortunately, it's Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others- and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking! This Christmas will be different. For all of them.

Call Me Ted

by Bill Burke Ted Turner

A shrewd businessman, an outspoken maverick, and a generous philanthropist, Ted Turner's story is the stuff of legend. But what drives him? Where did he get such a powerful will to succeed? What has he learned over his illustrious life? Never before has the controversial businessman shared his personal story. Here, for the first time, he will. From his difficult and troubling childhood to his hard-partying college life, from his vision of CNN to the drama and turmoil of the AOL/Time Warner deal, and from his ownership of the Braves to his news-making philanthropy, Turner spares no details of his extraordinary career and provides fascinating businesses insights along the way - many of which are sure to surprise. Turner will also reveal the never-before-told details of his personal life. He frankly discusses a childhood of loneliness (he was sent to boarding school at the tender age of 4), the impact of devastating loss (his sister died at 17 and his hard-charging father committed suicide when Ted was in his early 20s). Turner also goes into great detail about his marriages, including his marriage to Jane Fonda, the "love of my life." It's been a helluva ride. Ted Turner truly is the great American maverick of our time. His story will educate, enlighten, entertain, and inspire - for the first time, Turner will tell the public how he went from being a young billboard salesman in the South to being the largest private landowner in the country. The release of this long-awaited memoir will be a major media event, and Ted's captivating story promises to deliver on the hype.

Call The Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

by Mary J. Macleod

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house--a farmer's stone cottage--on "a small acre" of land. Mary assumed duties as the island's district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse's compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

by H. P. Lovecraft

Collecting uniquely uncanny tales from the master of American horror, H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is edited with an introduction and notes by S. T. Joshi in Penguin Modern Classics. Credited with inventing the modern horror tradition, H. P. Lovecraft remade the genre in the early twentieth century. Discarding ghosts and witches, and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe, Lovecraft's unique works would prove to be a huge influence on modern horror writers such as Stephen King. This selection of short stories ranges from early tales of nightmares and insanity such as 'The Outsider' and 'The Rats in the Walls' through the grotesquely comic 'Herbert West - Reanimator' and 'The Hound', to the extraterrestrial terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu', which fuses traditional supernaturalism with science fiction. Including the definitive corrected texts, this collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerising narrative style and establishes him as a hugely influential - and visionary - American writer. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), born in Providence, Rhode Island was self-educated and lived in his birthplace all his life, working as a freelance writer, journalist, and ghostwriter. Using many pen names, he contributed his supernatural/horror and science fiction/fantasy stories to various pulp magazines but his reputation as a writer rests mainly on the 60 or so stories he published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales starting in 1923. If you enjoyed The Call of Cthulhu, you might also like Arthur Machen's The White People and Other Weird Stories, available in Penguin Classics. 'The twentieth century horror story's dark and baroque prince'Stephen King

The Call of Earth (Homecoming Volume 2)

by Orson Scott Card

As Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior Moozh has risen to challenge its bans. He has won control of an army using forbidden technology, and is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. Basilica remains in turmoil. Wetchik and his sons are not strong enough to stop an army. Can Rasa and her allies defeat him through intrigue, or will Moozh take the city and all who are in it?

The Call of Sedona

by Ilchi Lee

The Call of Sedona speaks to anyone seeking greater fulfillment and deeper meaning in their lives. With practical advice on meditation and profound insights on the healing power of the earth, this book gives you the guidance you need to embark on your own journey of the heart. If you haven't been to Sedona, this book will urge you to travel to this blessed place. If you have been to Sedona--or even if you live there now-- this book will deepen the love you hold for the wonders of the land. Wherever you are, let this book show you how to experience the spirit of Sedona and make a true connection with your heart.spirit of Sedona--even from your own home. Join Lee on a journey of meditation in the best places in and around Sedona, and open yourself to the Sedona spirit. The destination? The most beautiful place of all--our authentic self.

The Call of Service

by Robert Coles

In this book, Coles explores the concept of idealism and why it necessary to the individual and society.

The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination

by Robert Coles

The Call of Stories presents a study of how listening to stories promotes learning and self-discovery.

Call of the Camino

by Robert Mullen

The experiences of an ordinary man on the pilgrim's path are charted in this narrative that walks along the Camino Francés to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre, the westernmost point of Spain. The history of the Camino is recounted, as well as several of the myths, legends, and miracle stories that have become attached-and given special meaning-to this itinerary. Emphasizing that personal myths are an essential part of this lore, this chronicle also includes stories from the confraternity of the pilgrims, people from all corners of the world who visit this walk for a great diversity of reasons, but all of whom leave having experienced the same miracle-that this pilgrimage will play a defining role in their lives.

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