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A stunning modern-day fairy tale from acclaimed author Anne Ursu Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.
As one of the most difficult periods of the twentieth century, the Great Depression left few Canadians untouched. Using more than eighty interviews with women who lived and worked in Toronto in the 1930s, Breadwinning Daughters examines the consequences of these years for women in their homes and workplaces, and in the city's court rooms and dance halls.In this insightful account, Katrina Srigley argues that young women were central to the labour market and family economies of Depression-era Toronto. Oral histories give voice to women from a range of cultural and economic backgrounds, and challenge readers to consider how factors such as race, gender, class, and marital status shaped women's lives and influenced their job options, family arrangements, and leisure activities. Breadwinning Daughters brings to light previously forgotten and unstudied experiences and illustrates how women found various ways to negotiate the burdens and joys of the 1930s.
In this groundbreaking work of ecstatic criticism, Carole Maso shows why she has risen, over the past fifteen years, as one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament. Ever refusing to be marginalized or categorized by genre, Maso is an incisive, compassionate writer who deems herself "daughter" of William Carlos Williams, a pioneer in combining poetry and fiction with criticism, journalism, and the visual arts. She is "daughter," too, of Allen Ginsberg, who also came from Paterson, New Jersey. Known for her audacity, whether exploring language and memory or the development of the artistic soul, Maso here gives us a form-challenging collection, intelligent, and persuasive
Everyone except Emmett knew he was a good basketball player. Without really wanting to, Emmett becomes a member of the Penguin basketball team. Emmett wonders how much he can really help the team especially in the playoffs? Where will Emmett find the confidence he needs?
Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his family and his sister's in-laws turns into a blood feud.
Getting a book published is hard enough-getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists, this workshop-in-a-book is all aspiring authors need to master the art of fiction-and see their novel in print. Based on their popular workshops, Mary Buckham and Dianna Love Snell have created a novel-writing system that anyone can follow. Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with: Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level Reference examples from a strongly-plotted popular genre films like suspense, classics, children, and romance Simple worksheets to build a strong story one plot point at a time for any genreTroubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation. Inspiring authors shall struggle no more with the help of this step-by-step guide!
Take a new look at the human body. Find out what happens to the food you eat as it makes its journey through your body. Using interesting photos and facts, this book will really make you think about your body and the amazing things that go on inside you every second. You'll never feel the same way about yourself!
"A kick-butt ride from start to finish." --Monsters and Critics To save her father, Hollywood stuntwoman and vampire hunter Dawn Madison must enter the vampire Underground, where she will encounter an unthinkable betrayal.
Would it surprise you to learn that to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, you need to get up and leave the room? A walk in the woods will help you finish your novel? Humming can make you a better tennis player?Or completely giving upis the way to succeed?InThe Breakout Principle,the bestselling author ofThe Relaxation Responsedelivers the ultimate self-help principle -- simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as "the zone. "More than three decades ago, Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School began research into why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning it into brilliant achievement. NowThe Breakout Principlereports the discovery of an easy-to-access inner switch that increases mental function, enhances creativity and productivity, maximizes athletic performance, and enriches spiritual life. The same internal mechanism that improves a tennis serve or golf putt strengthens your speaking skills, makes you a better negotiator, and fosters inner peace and belief. Dr. Benson and coauthor William Proctor explain the cutting-edge science behind the phenomenon in accessible language, clearly describe the four distinct phases of the Breakout, and provide simple, step-by-step instructions on how to activate the Breakout "trigger. " Compelling case histories and information on how to incorporate Breakouts into daily life are woven throughout the book. Dr. Benson's previous discoveries have helped millions reduce the harmful effects of stress. The Breakout Principlenow reveals how to maximize your untapped abilities and powers.
How old is too old for children to sleep with their parents? If this question even needs to be asked, odds are it's too old. Yet millions of parents struggle with this issue every single night, literally losing sleep over it. Half of all preschoolers sleep with their parents, and nearly a quarter of all school-aged children do so as well. It's no wonder we're a nation of sleep-deprived kids and adults. In this book, acclaimed psychologist Valerie Levine, Ph. D. , helps parents set bedtime boundaries and stick to them. With quizzes designed to identify each family's specific challenges, Dr. Levine's practical, hands-on guide reveals how to break the co-sleeping habit no matter what the age or the circumstances of the child. In doing so, parents learn not only how to handle this tough issue, but also receive the tools they need to face similar parenting issues down the road.
"You don't scare me, Mr Damien." "Just Damien," he told her, straightening.
Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with the publication of Break Through, contending that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can't deal with global warming.The nations that ratified the Kyoto protocol have seen their greenhouse gas emissions go up, not down. And the destruction of tropical rain forests, a key driver of global warming, has accelerated.What today's ecological crises demand, say the authors, is not that we constrain human power but rather unleash it.We must go beyond interest group environmentalism and liberalism to create a politics focused as much on uncommon greatness as on the common good. "To win,Nordhaus and Shellenberger persuasively argue, environmentalists must stop congratulating themselves for their own willingness to confront inconvenient truths and must focus on building a politics of shared hope rather than relying on a politics of fear" (New York Times Book Review).Break Through is the first step in a new progressive movement that will influence the political debate for years to come.
The power in your name is in its letters.Each and every one of us can break through this power. How? By understanding the meaning of each letter and the energy that it brings to our lives. This gives us the freedom to correct any unfavorable behaviors, addictions, and habits that compromise our wellbeing and happiness. The energy of each letter, including its features and characteristics, have been examined and given their correct place in the alphabet over many centuries. Now, Maryann Cullen, a respected numerologist since 1984, dissects influential events in the lives of various well-known figures to show readers how the letters in their names have led them to behave and react in certain ways and accomplish certain leaps. By reading through these examples, you can examine how the letters in your full birth name have impacted your own life, thus giving you the power to change your future by altering your name or nickname, if necessary, and making the best letter choices for naming your child.
The holidays are coming, and this year there's more in the air than gifts and bling 'cause these relationships are hitting bumps. So get ready for two stories that dish on what it means to forgive, forget, and move on. . . So Over It Nikki CarterIt may be winter, but there's nothing colder than getting dumped on Facebook! That's exactly how Zoey discovers her boyfriend, Mario, is now with Dorie, the most popular girl in school-or so he thinks. 'Cause Dorie has other plans. And when Mario comes crawling back into Zoey's forgiving arms, her BFFs decide it's time to prove he's a dog, and show Zoey that she deserves better. . . Swag Kevin ElliottZori Neal is torn between two very different guys: DeMarco, a cool thug from the 'hood whose swagger excites her, and Jay, a smart, cool athlete from a good family. All Zori knows is that she's looking for fun, not a husband. So she decides to date both guys. But when DeMarco gets in some very serious trouble with the law, Zori realizes there's a price to pay for swagger-and her choices matter a lot more than she thought. . .
The holidays are coming, and this year there's more in the air than gifts and bling 'cause these relationships are hitting bumps. So get ready for two stories that dish on what it means to forgive, forget, and move on. . .So Over It Nikki CarterIt may be winter, but there's nothing colder than getting dumped on Facebook! That's exactly how Zoey discovers her boyfriend, Mario, is now with Dorie, the most popular girl in school--or so he thinks. 'Cause Dorie has other plans. And when Mario comes crawling back into Zoey's forgiving arms, her BFFs decide it's time to prove he's a dog, and show Zoey that she deserves better. . . Swag Kevin ElliottZori Neal is torn between two very different guys: DeMarco, a cool thug from the 'hood whose swagger excites her, and Jay, a smart, cool athlete from a good family. All Zori knows is that she's looking for fun, not a husband. So she decides to date both guys. But when DeMarco gets in some very serious trouble with the law, Zori realizes there's a price to pay for swagger--and her choices matter a lot more than she thought. . .
Susanna desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage. What she doesn't realize is that the girls are about to set off a torrent of false accusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people. Susanna faces a painful choice. Should she keep quiet and let the witch-hunt panic continue, or should she "break charity" with the group--and risk having her own family members named as witches?
New York Times Bestseller How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules of leadership Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U. S. Corporations-a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way-then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear that path. For example, the old rule of "Focus on Others" must be replaced by "Take Center Stage," "Hard Work Will Get You There" must yield to "Be Politically Savvy. " "Play It Safe" must give way to "Play to Win. " "Ask Permission" must be replaced by "Proceed Until Apprehended. " Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executives in Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the authors' new research and ongoing work with over 5,000 professional women Showcases previously-untold stories from high profile women including Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc. ), Susan Ivey (CEO, Reynolds American), Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology and Operations for Bank of America), Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions), and more Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at the highest levels Foreword by Sharon Allen, Chairman of Deloitte This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transform their assumptions and join the senior ranks of American business.
A Contours of the Heart Novel As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise--until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed. All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy... As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat. Tammara Webber, the New York Times bestselling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control. A college age, New Adult romance.
Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. Because of her fighting skills she was able to save the president's life and is now a trusted member of the security forces. However, not all Tanushans are happy to have her on their turf and Cassandra has to tread carefully. As Callay moves towards a vote on whether to break away from the Federation, confusion reigns and terrorist groups plot their own agendas. Cassandra becomes involved with two young troubleshooters for the secret service and finds out more than she ever wanted to know about the Tanushan underground and those on the fringes. Furthermore, there is a delegation from the League in Tanusha, and Cassandra is not sure that they won't try to take her back. Breakaway is a great story with a cracking plot and strong characters. At its heart is the enigma of Cassandra: Is she more human than human, or is she totally untrustworthy?
Veterinarian Gail McCarthy has been working with horses for years, but nothing has prepared her for finding a horse that's been sexually violated.
Seventeen-year-old Tony, a soccer player whose parents are divorcing, goes to Atami, Japan, to spend four-and-a-half months with a Japanese family.
Several times a year, The Wall Street Journal publishes Special Reports entitled Breakaway: A Focus on Small Business. This ongoing feature is one of the most popular in both the print and interactive versions of the Journal. With 25 million small businesses in the United States employing more than half of all non-public workers, generating most of the gross domestic product, and creating most of the new jobs in our booming economy, it's no wonder that interest in small business is very high. Here, in Breakaway: Small Business, is the very best of the best Special Reports. Here is the best of the popular column Here's the Problem..., the business case-study version of Can This Marriage Be Saved, in which a problem affecting a particular small business is analyzed and recommendations are offered by two or more experts. Here is the best of the in-depth profiles of America's fastest-growing small businesses, such as Gazoontite.com, which grew from 4 employees, one store, and 800 square feet of storage to 120 employees, four stores, an 8,000 square-foot warehouse, and $1.2 million in sales in less than a year. Here, as well, are articles that educate small business owners about how to avoid a family feud in a family business; how to identify the six categories of investors; how to create the right IRAs for yourself and your employees; how to set up a home office that won't take over your home; how to defend your patents; and many other crucial tips. Collected and presented here for the first time in e-book format, Breakaway: Small Business is a searchable, portable, and hugely valuable resource for any small business owner -- or, indeed, any businessperson -- from the award-winning staff of The Wall Street Journal.
Sara Paretsky's new bestseller pits V. I. Warshawski against a right-wing political pundit with powerful connections in a riveting novel that combines contemporary issues and suspense in Paretsky's unique way. Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying. The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: the grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, is one of the world's wealthiest men; the mother of another, Sophy Durango, is the Illinois Democratic candidate for Senate. For V. I. Warshawski, the questions multiply faster than the answers. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Sophy Durango? Or to Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V. I. struggles for answers, she finds herself fighting enemies who are all too human.
Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purposeby Kathy Caprino
After sharing her own midlife professional crisis, a life and executive coach/career transition consultant presents her Model for Empowered Living for meeting a dozen identified challenges. The book includes a chart summarizing her empowerment guide, self-assessment worksheets, advice from women who have been there, and resources. Caprino is also the author of Women Overcoming Professional Crisis: Finding New Meaning in Life and Work. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
When Frank and Joe's van breaks down in Axeblade, Wyoming they discover that a local rancher has a secret that could destroy one of America's national parks.
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