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Everybody wants their home's main living space to meet the needs of the whole family--and look great doing it. HGTV star Candice Olson is an expert in showing clients how a room can have many functions while still looking pulled-together and polished, and this book showcases a collection of her family room redos that is sure to inspire. Chock full of tips and ideas, Candice Olson Family Spaces features hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice's stunning family room makeovers. Plus, you'll get access to her artful room sketches and design boards and insight into how each design took shape, giving you unprecedented guidance for planning your own family room renovation. Explains how good design accommodates all members of the family and their daily activities. Designs offer functionality, durability, and comfort without sacrificing style. As a busy mother of two, Candice brings valuable insight to what a family really needs from the spaces they share. Redecorating--or even just dreaming about decorating--can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Family Spaces is the catalyst to get readers off the couch and down to the upholstery store.
Popular TV star Candice Olson shares her favorite design challenges. Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges focuses on the tricky situations that Candice expertly handles for her clients--the same challenges that many homeowners face. From working around architectural limitations like sloped ceilings or a lack of wall space, merging styles to ensure that a room's decor pleases all of a home's occupants, to accommodating the changes that come about when a family grows or shrinks, this book highlights those ingenious solutions that make Candice's designs both beautiful and functional.Featuring 25-30 of Candice's stunning room makeovers--described in her approachable and authoritative voice--Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges provides gorgeous sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape, while more than 200 full-color before-and-after photos offer a wealth of visual inspiration.Includes Candice's tips and insight into what makes each space workCandice shares how she overcame the predominant challenge in each caseProvides invaluable guidance on planning your own room redosRedecorating--or even just dreaming about decorating--can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges is just what you need to dream, plan, and execute up a redo in your own home.
The seminal work for patients on causes, prevention, and cures for candida, yeast, and fungal infections. The author discusses the immune system, lifestyle, mercury fillings, major illnesses, self-help, antibiotics, medications, vaginal thrush, yeasts, alcohol, and much more. Matching treatments and tips abound throughout this encompassing, informative, and easy-to-read patient's book.
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A suspense novel set in the world of politics. With her father running for governor of Texas, Cary is determined to find out why she appears to be in danger. "Nixon is back doing the kind of book she does best... an inviting read." --Booklist
Kate Goodspeed was the perfect wife and mother, paving the way for her husband Luke's political career, burying secrets before they could erupt into scandal. At the first sign of trouble, she and Luke and their team of advisors would pull together to protect his carefully controlled image. Now Luke's running for the highest office in the nation, and Kate has a secret more devastating than anyone could ever know. For the first time, she cannot turn to her husband or his aides for help. With growing anxiety, she realizes if the explosive truth ever gets out, it will destroy not just Luke's candidacy, but everything she's ever loved, including her marriage and the family she cherishes. Alone and scared in the heat of crisis, Kate must find the courage to make the toughest decision of her life.
Candide, ou l'Optimisme (1759) is a French satire by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, English translations of which have been titled Candide: Or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: Or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this existence, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not outright rejecting optimism, advocating an enigmatic precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is known for its sarcastic tone and its erratic, fantastical, and fast-moving plot. With a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman or picaresque novel, it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humourously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Voltaire and Pangloss travel the world looking for the good in life, but can they find it? Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy 'All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds'. However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disastrous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travelers take, and at their eternal and endearing joy at the world and its potential discoveries. Read beautifully by Andrew Sachs.
Voltaire's brilliant satire, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Through the adventures of Candide, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes, see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring -- all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess.
This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
With its vibrant new translation, perceptive introduction, and witty packaging, this new edition of Voltaire's masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that #147;all is for the best" even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by#151;as Candide would say#151;#147;the mania for insisting that all is well when all is by no means well. " A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and rough front Completely new translation and introduction Amazing cover art from one of the most beloved modern comic artists
This essential collection from the genius Voltaire includes his masterpiece and best-known work Candide, as well as his novel Zadig and fourteen short stories: "Micromegas," "The World as It Is," "Memnon," "Bababec and the Fakirs," "History of Scarmentado's Travels," "Plato's Dream," "Account of the Sickness, Confession, Death, and Apparition of the Jesuit Berthier," "Story of a Good Brahman," "Jeannot and Colin," "An Indian Adventure," "Ingenuous," "The One-Eyed Porter," "Memory's Adventure," "Count Chesterfield's Ears," and "Chaplain Goudman." Translated by Donald M. Frame, with notes and introduction by John Iverson.
In the wake of the Meme Wars that swept the world two generations before, fifty-five-year-old Currie Curran, his wife, and almost everyone on Earth have in their minds a copy of Resuna, biological ' software that grants its users limited telepathy and enforces f a kind of universal cooperativeness within the global collective of "One True." In his younger days, Currie hunted "cowboys"--people who had unplugged from the global net in order to evade One True. Now Currie is called back from retirement and charged with the task of capturing Lobo, the last cowboy still at large. Thoroughly equipped, comprehensively connected to the global net, Currie set out to bring Lobo in. Instead, Lobo captures Currie and manages to deprogram him. Thrown back on his own natural intelligence and courage for the first time in twenty-five years, Currie finds himself in a battle of minds with his captor...with results that will change the lives of everyone on Earth.
Nurse Roberta, with whom he is staying, suggests that they trim a Christmas tree at his house. Shortly after they begin, Nurse Roberta is called away on an emergency. A sweet story for the holiday.
The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline's eyes are opened for the first time to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices that her beliefs entail.
The malign shadow of the Devourer has darkened the land, extinguishing life and hope. The followers of the benevolent goddess Karm are hunted mercilessly and cut down by an army of bewitched slayers led by Lord Bahl, the Devourer's flesh-and-blood incarnation. Only two people stand in the way of an apocalyptic bloodbath that will literally bring hell to earth: a man and a woman linked by a love as strong as it is unlikely-Honus, a grim-faced warrior dedicated to Karm, and Yim, a beautiful former slave with the divine power to stop Lord Bahl. But that power will prove a terrible curse as Yim is called upon to make a costly sacrifice-a sacrifice that will not only put her love for Honus to the test but call into question her very faith. As the evil storm descends, can the flame of hope endure?
For centuries people have used candles to light their homes and brighten their lives. They have been used in churches, temples, and religious ceremonies all over the world to warm and awaken the hearts of those seeking union with spirit. Candle energy is magical energy, probably the simplest, most direct and effective magic you can work. Candle Magic has everything you need to begin your exploration into the fascinating world of flame and wax. Using Cooper's techniques for training your mind and working with the energy of candles, you can change your life and help others. Cooper firmly believes that you must learn a few basic techniques and begin some inner work before you can effectively practice magic. He teaches the power of visualization, explains how to choose candles, and describes planetary correspondences so you can harness the correct energy for any endeavor. Also explained are the basics of creating candle rituals, making and working with incense, using image wax and anointing oils, and the importance of color correspondences. The magical use of candle energy can brighten your attitudes, help focus your attention, provide abundance, help you with healing, and draw more love into your life.
Thirteen-year-old Theo, who has lived in seclusion his entire life, discovers he is the descendant of the Candle Man, a Victorian vigilante with the ability to melt criminals with a single touch.
From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever-popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression "out of this world" takes on a whole new meaning. Location is everything. In Chicago, Marcus Walker was a hotshot commodities broker. In the cargo hold of the alien Vilenjji spaceship, he and a laconic dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his value, are just two more primitive creatures being shipped to the civilized part of the universe, where the market for cuddly extraterrestrial "pets" is busting wide open. Though Walker and George manage to escape, man and dog are far from overjoyed, being even farther from Earth-billions of miles, in fact-and without a clue as to whether the direction home is up, down, or sideways. Possessing universe-level social skills, Walker becomes the leader of his own armada. Yet even a fleet commander is hard pressed to find a piece of space that no one's ever heard of, much less cares to find. To make matters worse, it seems the Vilenjji are proving to be notoriously sore losers. Even if Walker does pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universe haystack, there's a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field. Yep, it's a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities- and Walker's going to get hit with all of them. From the Hardcover edition.
Captain Moorcroft's Christmas Bride by Anne HerriesSelina Searles is in desperate need of a refuge this Christmas. Taking the position as housekeeper at Banford Hall, little does she expect the lord of the manor to be Captain Robert Moorcroft, the man who stole her youthful heart one magical evening before going off to war! And as the Christmas bells chime, Selina's heart is well on its way to being lost all over again...Governess Under the Mistletoe by Elizabeth BeaconThe day before Christmas governess Sophie Bonet wasn't prepared for any unexpected visitors at Heartsease Hall, especially not the Earl of Sylbourne, Peter Vane. Sophie hasn't seen Peter since she ran away eight years ago and her heart has never been the same since. But now her past has caught up with her and her buttoned-up exterior is crumbling under the seductive gaze of Peter Vane...
Rebecca's teacher, Miss Maloney, assigns the class to make Christmas decorations -- but Rebecca's family is Jewish and doesn't celebrate Christmas. Miss Maloney tells Rebecca that Christmas is a national holiday, for all Americans to celebrate. Although her parents came from Russia, Rebecca knows she's as American as anyone else, even without celebrating Christmas. Could Miss Maloney be wrong? Then, on the first night of Hanukkah, Rebecca finds kindness in an unexpected place -- and learns the real meaning of the holiday season. Candlelight for Rebecca is a children's book for children eight and up but adults can enjoy and learn something valuable from it as well. Candlelight for Rebecca is the third book in the Rebecca's six-book series. Each story in the series reveals more about Rebecca, a lively Jewish girl, who grows up in 1914 in New York. The books in the Rebecca series include: Meet Rebecca, Rebecca and Ana, Candlelight for Rebecca, Rebecca and the Movies, Rebecca to the Rescue, and Changes for Rebecca. Every book of the series not only features a fictional, realistic story and illustrations, but also has a historical "Looking Back" section. In this "Looking Back" section, the author describes some of the historical characteristics of Rebecca's 1914 time period in a style which children can understand and adults can appreciate.
The stories included in this book are: THE LAMBIKIN THE DOLL IN THE GRASS MASTER OF ALL MASTERS THE BUN THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS THE QUEEN BEE THE HILLMAN AND THE HOUSEWIFE NANNY WHO WOULDN'T Go HOME TO SUPPER THE REAL PRINCESS TIT FOR TAT THE HUSBAND WHO WAS LEFT TO MIND THE HOUSE TOADS AND DIAMONDS THE WISE MAN OF GOTHAM How JACK WENT TO SEEK HIS FORTUNE THE LAME DUCK THE PRINCESS WHOM NOBODY COULD SILENCE DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS Other books by this author are available in this library.
Part of Llewellyn's successful series on the Pagan Sabbats, Candlemas is a guide to understanding & celebrating the festival of Candlemas, or St. Brighid's Day.
Daniel Ford has thirty-six days to live. Accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. All he can do is make peace with his God. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. All the two men have left to do is rake over the last ashes of Ford's existence. So he begins to tell his story. Daniel's story takes him from his first meeting with Nathan, aged six, on the shores of a lake in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy and finally their flight from the draft which ends in Nathan's brutal murder. But meanwhile the clock is ticking and the days are running out . . .
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