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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a novella by American author Stephen Crane. It depicts a poor family in a New York neighborhood, whose parents are drunk and abusive. As the children grow up, Maggie attempts to better herself, but is defeated by her desperate surrounds and the poverty of humanity surrounding her.
"All my life I've heard Cinderella stories about a nobody stepping into a starring role at a moment's notice. I never dreamed it would happen to me." Maggie Adams lives in a dancer's world--of strained muscles and dirty toe shoes, sacrifices and triumphs, hard work and tough competition. In her world her only friends are dancers--Joyce, who wisely recognizes the limitations of her dancing ability and little Lupe, so afraid of being overweight that she refuses to eat at all. In Maggie's world there is little time for anything but dance, as her family and her boyfriend come to learn. Her mother spoils her, her father isn't convinced of her talent, and her boyfriend can't understand why he doesn't come first in her life. But Maggie--spirited, gifted and determined--will let nothing stand in her way. Before all else, Maggie Adams is a dancer.
Charles and Lizzie have helped lots of puppies find homes. But then they meet a Saint Bernard puppy with an unusual friend: a helpless kitten! And this pair needs to stick together. Will Charles and Lizzie find a way to keep these two together forever?
Maggie has always had the perfect house, the perfect grades, the perfect looks. But now all that is changing.
From the bard of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Maggie Cassidy is an autobiographical novel of young love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Though publishers stopped Maggie Cassidy's Jack Duluoz and On the Road's Sal Paradise from sharing the same name, Kerouac meant the books to be two parts of the same life. While On the Road made Paradise (and Kerouac) a hero for generations to come of the disaffected and restless, Maggie Cassidy is an affectionate portrait of the teenager that made the man - of friendship and first love growing up in a New England mill town. Duluoz is a high school athletics and football star who meets Maggie Cassidy and begins a devoted, inconstant, tender adolescent love affair. It is one of the most sustained, poetic pieces of Kerouac's 'spontaneous prose'. Jack Kerouac (1922-69) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. His first published novel, The Town and the City, appeared in 1950, but it was On the Road, published in 1957, that made Kerouac famous. Publication of his many other books followed, among them The Subterraneans, Big Sur, and The Dharma Bums. Kerouac died in Florida at the age of forty-seven. If you enjoyed Maggie Cassidy, you might like Kerouac's The Subterraneans and Pic, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A very unique cat - a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist Beat Catholic savant' Allen Ginsberg
Maggie makes everything she does look easy--but there's a high price to pay for perfectionMaggie Blume does everything right. She gets straight A's, is a talented pianist, and was just named the youngest poetry editor of the school's literary magazine, Inner Vistas. She makes the life of a successful thirteen-year-old look easy.For Maggie's father, nothing but perfect will do. Not only is he obsessed with his job as a studio executive, he expects Maggie to have a detailed plan for her life, which unfortunately leaves no room for her true passion: music.Once Maggie's friends learn of her talent, they help her land a spot as the lead singer for Vanish, the band managed by her friend Amalia. Maggie could never share this news with her dad, so when she has to choose between going to his movie opening and the battle of the bands, she takes a huge risk to make sure she's able to do it all--perfectly.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Maggie's dad is working on a new movie starring teen idol Tyler Kendall, but Maggie's not interested. Stars are just self-absorbed and shallow, she thinks -- until she meets Tyler.
Maggie is going to stay in control--even if it kills herMaggie can't do much about the demands her dad puts on her. Or her mother's alcoholism. Or even her insecurity about being the lead singer of her band, Vanish. The only thing that she can control is what she eats. Or, more accurately, what she doesn't eat. Losing weight makes her feel clean; it gives her the power she so desperately wants.When Maggie's friends begin to worry that she has an eating disorder, Maggie doesn't care. It's her body; it's her life . . . which is what her mom says about her drinking problem. Could Maggie and her mom have more in common than she thinks?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Maggie Rowan is desperate to get above the life she knows as a miner's daughter. She wants to live on the Hill and have a child of her own. Knowing that Christopher Taggart wants just as badly to have a bicycle shop of his own, she bribes him into marrying her for the money for his covetted shop. After having a son by him, she wants more than anything else for the child to love her above all else, but, unfortunately, she goes about it the wrong way, and he runs to her sister and other members of her family for love and comfort. Maggie will do anything to make her sister's life miserable for loving her child and gaining his love back. More secrets and skeletons are pulled out of the closet on by one as the book moves on.
Maggie's Grove is a haven to supernatural beings of all shapes and sizes, a place where a vegetarian vampire can live in harmony with his shifter neighbors. Where witches form cliques, the mayor must to get his anti-sunlight beauty sleep between meetings, and the Friday night B-list creature feature fest is always jam packed.Blood of the Maple (Maggie's Grove Book One)A seduction-gone-wrong leaves vampire Parker Hollis on the run from a vengeful witch. Moving to small-town Maggie's Grove, Parker meets a redheaded dryad with green, leafy blood that draws him in a way he hasn't experienced in decades. His new neighbor smells divine, and it isn't long before craving gives in to need. But when the witch who's been plaguing Parker discovers his newfound attraction, she takes out her anger on the town. Can the supernaturals of Maggie's Grove band together in time to withstand her assaults?Throne of Oak (Maggie's Grove Book Two)Vampire Dragos Ibanescu, Mayor of Maggie's Grove, is about to lose his mind. His lover, the dryad queen Mina Chainey, refuses to have anything to do with him after her ordeal at the hands of an evil witch. But dark forces are converging on Maggie's Grove, and a horde of hunters stalk supernaturals from the shadows. Only by uniting in body and mind will Mina and Dragos find the strength to defend their home.
n her second Christmas story, author Karen Kings- bury offers a heartwarming tale of a woman who no longer believes in love....and the man who helps her learn that miracles really do happen. When she was 13 years old, Megan Wright spent a summer with a boy who shared with her his special definition of love. After college, though, Megan settled for a relationship based more on convenience than true feelings. Now, years later, a widowed Megan is looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connects him with Megan's son. Now life is suddenly taking a series of unusual twists: Megan's prayers are answered with the long-ago promise of the miracle of love--in a way that only heaven in all its glory could have brought about.
Maggie Dale is stuck at a dead-end job in a podunk town in rural Ohio. Her life is on the fast lane to nowhere, until a stranger named Joshua comes to town and shows her that she can be a part of something bigger than herself.
What if the football hadn't gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell -- who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, Standish Treadwell isn't bright -- sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big...One hundred very short chapters, told in an utterly original first-person voice, propel readers through a narrative that is by turns gripping and darkly humorous, bleak and chilling, tender and transporting.
A wealth of historical writing dealing with the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) has been published during the roughly forty years since European colonial control ended in the region. This book provides a "state of the field" survey of this postcolonial Maghribi historiography. The book contains thirteen essays by leading Maghribi and North American scholars. The first section surveys the Maghrib as a whole; the second focuses on individual countries of the Maghrib; and the third explores theoretical issues and case studies. Cutting across chronological categories, the book encompasses historiographical writing dealing with all eras, from the ancient Maghrib to the contemporary period. A wealth of historical writing dealing with the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) has been published during the roughly forty years since European colonial control ended in the region. This book provides a "state of the field" survey of this postcolonial Maghribi historiography. The book contains thirteen essays by leading Maghribi and North American scholars. The first section surveys the Maghrib as a whole; the second focuses on individual countries of the Maghrib; and the third explores theoretical issues and case studies. Cutting across chronological categories, the book encompasses historiographical writing dealing with all eras, from the ancient Maghrib to the contemporary period.
This book, the first history of western sexual magic as a modern spiritual tradition, places these practices in the context of the larger discourse surrounding sexuality in American and European society over the last 150 years.
Golgotham has been the NYC's supernatural ghetto for centuries. Populated by creatures from myth and legend, its most prominent citizens are the Kymera, a race of witches who maintain an uneasy truce with New York City's humans. It has been months since Tate developed her new magic to bring whatever she creates to life, but she is still learning to control her power. She and her boyfriend Hexe are poor but happy. Then gangster Boss Marz is released from prison and searching for the couple who put him there.
Mairelon, a wizard teams up with Kim, a street thief to ensure that no one looks for a real magician.
Looking out from Moon Cottage, Susan Hill records the sights and smells, the people, gardens, animals, births, festivals and deaths that mark the changing seasons in the small Oxfordshire community over a year.
Allie Beckstrom's lover, Zayvion Jones, is a Guardian of the Gate, imbued with both light and dark magic and responsible for ensuring that those energies don't mix. But Zayvion lies in a coma, his soul trapped in death's realm. And when Allie discovers that the only way to save Zayvion is to sacrifice her very own magical essence, she makes a decision that may have grave consequences for the entire world.
Delphie can't quite believe it when she is invited to join Madame Zarakova's ballet school. But there's more to Madame Za-Za's than meets the eye-and with the help of some magical red ballet shoes, Delphie finds herself spinning into the kingdom of Enchantia! Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to a faraway land of ballet and magic....
Frederick is plucked from an orphanage to be a servant to the wizard Lord Schofield. Is his success on the job a sign of his own magical talent or the work of Billy Bly, the brownie who has been watching over him for years? No matter, for the wizard has banished all magical creatures from his holdings. But Billy Bly isn't going anywhere, and when he discovers dark magic within the Schofields' manor house, it's up to Frederick and Billy to break the curseÑand keep the Schofield family safe. .
THE SPIRIT FLYER SERIES. Once there was a magic bicycle that found a boy," begins this tale of adventure and suspense. When John Kramar comes across an old, rusty Spirit Flyer bicycle, he finds it is far from ordinary. First, the bike helps him save a neighbor's barn from burning. Then it brings him into conflict with the boys in the Cobra Club, a representative of Goliath Toys and other forces that not only want John's bike, but want it destroyed. Kathryn Lindskoog, author of C. S. Lewis: Mere Christian, says, "This story is gripping, joyful and refreshing." While John learns about the Magic in the bicycle, every reader will be delighted as they join him for this fantastic ride. SPIRIT FLYER SERIES BY JOHN BIBEE. The ordinary town of Centerville is the setting for some extraordinary events. When several children discover that Spirit Flyer bicycles possess strange and magical powers, they are thrust into a conflict with Goliath Industries--with the fate of the town in the balance.
View our feature on Ilona Andrews's Magic Bleeds.Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community. And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.
The Magic Castle: A Mother's Harrowing True Story of Her Adoptive Son's Multiple Personalities and the Triumph of Healingby Carole Smith
"This is a true account of my experiences in successfully raising a child who suffered from multiple personality disorder. In writing the book, I have made extensive use of notes I took during therapy sessions and directly after encounters with alters, mental health personnel, a child placement organization, and the office of the district attorney. Occasionally, I have combined several similar events to avoid repetition. I was not present at the original incidents but I did observe many revivifications of the actual events. My belief in the truth of the personalities' revelations is based upon physical and circumstantial evidence and also occasional verification from witnesses. All of my encounters with the alters, including revivifications, have been accurately depicted and have not been exaggerated in any way. Many names, locations, and identifying details, including those of my family, have been changed or modified. The only names used in this book that have not been altered are those of Bill Conti, Dr. Steven J. Kingsbury, Dr. Nina Fish-Murray, Marie Párente, and Dr. Van der Kolk. The names of places and institutions that have not been changed are Boston Children's Hospital; Camp Wedicko; County District Attorneys Office; Massachusetts Department of Social Services; Massachusetts Mental Health Center; Mount Auburn Hospital; Northboro, Massachusetts; Robert F. Kennedy Residential School; and University of Massachusetts Acute Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Westboro. As a final note, when he was thirteen years old, my son wanted to sever all connections to the perpetrators and asked to have his first, middle, and last names changed. I gave him an old family name of mine, my husband's middle name, and, of course, our last name. It is important that the reader know of these changes. However, throughout this book I have simply called him Alex."