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"The Justice KillerThere's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card--a red "J"--on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases--cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him . . . Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber--and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD--he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore . . . and he doesn't have to play by the rules . . .
How far will Chill and Sean go to expose a teacher's deception? (RL3.5)
A no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guide for women who need to get a grip on their health-now! Aimee Raupp, a practitioner of traditional Oriental medicine, provides women with the tools to stress less, look their best, prevent disease, and live more comfortable, harmonious lives-by living clean. Raupp's enthusiasm, sassy tone, and probing questions will motivate women toward ultimate fulfillment and show them how to discard unhealthy habits and become strong and sexy for life. Women will learn how to: ? nourish the body and soul ? decrease general anxiety ? manage overwhelming stressors ? maintain and improve fertility factors ? fight the perils of aging ? sleep better ? and live sensibly and organically in this pre-packaged and overly medicated world Direct and irreverent, Raupp's book encourages today's women to not believe the hype-and to take charge of their own health. .
Curl up and chill out with this winter-themed omnibus including four ebooks based on the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! With two based on the PBS Kids' holiday special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (A Reindeer's First Christmas and New Friends for Christmas), and two based on the TV show (A Long Winter's Nap--a story about hibernation), and Flight of the Penguin (a story about--what else?--penguins), this is a perfect holiday gift that can be enjoyed long beyond the holidays!
Josey Anderson will be the perfect wife. She and Chase did have the perfect wedding-if you don't count the matron of honor going into labor. Now all she has to do is find a cute Cape-style house, report for the Gull Lake, Minnesota, paper, bake cookies and learn to sew-is that so difficult?But when Chase lands a new job-in Moscow-Josey's dreams disintegrate. After all, she's been there, done that as a missionary, and a city without year-round hot water, decent takeout or...maternity clothes-that's not perfection! But what's the perfect wife to do?
Equal parts courtroom drama, intellectual journey, and character study, Chilling Effect is Marianne Wesson's most provocative Lucinda Hayes mystery to date. When attorney Lucinda Hayes reluctantly agrees to represent the mother of a brutally slain child, she must convince the court that the makers of a pornographic film are liable for the murder. As the case unfolds, Lucinda calls upon all her personal strength and legal talent, facing down her own ghosts as well as the powerful entertainment industry's star lawyers. In Chilling Effect, Wesson affirms the power of free speech to inspire the best and the worst human behavior and explores the tension between freedom and accountability.
To help her human friends understand the circumstances of her death, the ghost Alice takes them back to 1899, to the pond where her fatal accident occurred.
Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authors, motivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levels improve vocabulary and comprehension skills, encourage writing in response to reading. One of our classic best-sellers, Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplements any literature curriculum or stands on its own by providing interesting fiction at just the right reading levels. Adapted well-known short stories by traditional authors and newer multicultural authors entice even struggling readers with tales of adventure, and surprise. Vocabulary in context, close passages, and critical thinking exercises help readers improve their understanding of the narrative text.
In the early twentieth century in the Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.
Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know. .
Chimera is a 310 page mythological fantasy novel written by the distinguished novelist and Humanities professor John Barth and first published in 1972. Random House provides the following illustration and analysis of the work's artistic tone and value: "At this point I interrupted my sister as usual to say, 'You have a way with words, Scheherazade. This is the thousandth night I've sat at the foot of your bed while you and the King made love and you told him stories, and the one in progress holds me like a genie's gaze.'" The speaker here is Dunyazade, kid sister of Scheherazade of The Thousand and One Nights, who has her own way with words. There is also Perseus, the demigod who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and yet finds himself at forty "sealeveled, parched and plucked, every grain in my molted sandals raising blisters, and beleaguered by the serpents of my past." And Bellerophon, the hero who tames the winged horse Pegasus only to discover, "My life's a failure. I'm not a mythic hero. I never will be." Like the Chimera of myth, which had a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail, they are all joined into a single, dazzling whole that is, in a sense, the culmination of all of John Barth's work thus far, transforming myth into daily reality and vice versa. "To the objection that classical mythology, like the Bible, is no longer a staple of the average reader's education and that, consequently, the old agonies of Oedipus or Antigone are without effect on contemporary sensibility, I reply, hum, I forget what, something about comedy and selfexplanatory context." The reader needs no previous acquaintance with the characters to be caught up in this hilariously exuberant exploration of the nature of the hero, the multitudinous relationships between men and women, and the mortal search for immortality, which, it is persuasively suggested, may lie not in deeds but in words.
Ten years ago, Stefan Korsak's younger brother was kidnapped. Not a day has passed that Stefan hasn't thought about him. As a rising figure in the Russian mafia, he has finally found him. But when he rescues Lukas, he must confront a terrible truth-his brother is no longer his brother. He is a trained, genetically-altered killer. Now, those who created him will do anything to reclaim him. And the closer Stefan grows to his brother, the more he realizes that saving Lukas may be easier than surviving him. . .
Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down. . . at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne. . . . To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death. October Daye is about to find out what they are. .
Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down ... at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne .... To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death. October Daye is about to find out what they are.
The stories included in this book are: Tom-Tit-Tot The Lad Who Went to the North Wind Snowdrop and the Seven Little Dwarfs Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes Boots and His Brothers Briar Rose The Bee, the Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum-clock The Princess on the Glass Hill The Fisherman and His Wife The Golden Bird East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon Snow-White and Rose-Red Billy Beg and His Bull Other collections by this author are available in this library.
"All up!" This loud cry breaks the silence on a quiet London street in 1800. It is the cry of a climbing boy--a very young chimney sweep--as he pokes his head out the top of the chimney. The earliest chimney sweeps date back to the 12th century when chimneys first came into use. This is the story of those sweeps, and the folklore surrounding them. It is also the history of sweeps in Europe and the United States up to the present day. Margot Tomes's illustrations bring life to the chimney sweeps of yesterday, and the photographs included show today's chimney sweeps in action.
Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives--be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding. The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to: --Recognize how your mind is working --Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts --Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.
Unemployment has ravaged the U.S. economy. People struggle everywhere, exhausted by the collapse that destroyed their lives. Benjamin Cade is an expert in cognition, and before the flatlined economy caught up to him, he earned his living as a university instructor. Now, without income, he joins the millions defaulting on their loans - in his case, the money he borrowed to finance his degrees. But there are consequences. Using advances in cognitive science and chemical therapy, Ben's debtors can reclaim their property - his education. The government calls the process "Repossession Therapy." The data Ben's repossession will yield is invaluable to those improving the "indexing" technology - a remarkable medical advance that has enabled the effective cure of all mental disorders. By disassembling his mind, doctors will gain the expertise to assist untold millions. But Ben has no intention of losing his mind without a fight, so he begins teaching in the park, distributing his knowledge before it's gone in a race against ignorance. And somewhere in Ben's confusing takedown, Chimpanzee arrives. Its iconography appears spray-painted around town. Young people in rubber chimpanzee masks start massive protests. As Ben slowly loses himself, the Chimpanzee movement seems to grow. And all fingers point to Ben.
Stephen Feinstein offers an account of the animal species closest to our own. One of the highlights of the text is a poignant look at famous conservationist Jane Goodall's efforts to save the chimp. Important tips that the reader can use to help save chimpanzees is provided in the book and on some of the websites that are showcased throughout.
Considered to be something of a misfit by his classmates because of his interest in animal rights, Harold finds a friend in the new boy in class who agrees to help him in his secret plan to free a caged lab chimp.
This book offers fascinating facts and information on the two types of Chimpanzees in the wild. Describes how they use tools in hunting, communicate socially, live in groups, made nests and raise young.
The team that created the daffy "Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers" returns with another silly selection of preposterous predicaments for animals. Camels don't sing and pandas don't pole vault--unless, of course, you close your eyes and draw with your mind. Picture descriptions on picture only pages.
First printed in hardcover in 2009 and now in an attractive reprinted paper edition, this one-volume history of China excels for presenting the long stretch of history in a readable style, engaging with the diverse peoples and religions in a refreshingly objective manner that demonstrates the country's diversity, in part by uncovering the origins of long-standing national myths. Beginning with the earliest dynasties, the first 12 chapters describe China's extraordinarily well-documented ancient and medieval history, with the Ming, Manchu, end of the Ming, and 20th century in the final four chapters. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)