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Michael Grant, author of the New York Times bestselling Gone books, shows his funny side in this fantasy-adventure series, which concludes with this fourth book. Monty Python-like humor makes the Magnificent 12 perfect for fans of funny, action-filled series like Dan Gutmans Genius Files. The characters travel across the world, which also makes this series a great pick for readers and teachers with an interest in geography. In The Magnificent 12: The Power, time is running out for Mack MacAvoy and the Magnificent Twel--er--Seven In just a few short days, the Pale Queen will emerge from her earthly prison to destroy the world. But Mack and the Magnificent Twel--er--Seven are all but powerless against the Pale Queen and her evil daughter, Risky, unless they can assemble the other five Magnifica. The first step is to convince the evil traitor Valin to come over to the good side, a task that will force Mack to face his pogonophobia once and for all. (What? Youve never heard of pogonophobia? Its a thing, we swear. At least, its a thing for Mack. A serious thing. Youll see. )If they can convince Valin to switch sides and assemble the other four Magnifica, the Pale Queen wont stand a chance. It will all be over Maybe.
A #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal as only she can in this classic love story of a woman who unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams--only to discover the shocking bond that has already linked them together.
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV) Can grace be a reality in my life? In a world that often stresses perfection, God's grace gives us the strength to face our imperfections and faults. God's provision is far greater than our lack. Through this study, you will uncover the many facets of God's grace, and discover that He can empower you with the ability to extend kindness when others would choose to pull back. Magnificent Grace explores important Bible passages that describe the abundance and sufficiency of God's grace, and illuminates Bible characters who received and displayed God's grace. You will find an open invitation to a deeper relationship with God, no matter what your past decisions or present circumstances may look like. And you will be challenged to not only receive God's grace, but to take it and pour it out on others. Features: Twelve weeks of Bible study Questions for discussion Leader's Guide included for leading your small group study
It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen's more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics,Magnificent Mind at Any Ageshows that the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop the qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world's most successful and happiest people: * Increased memory and concentration * The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships * Undiminished sexual desire and performance * Goal-oriented perseverance * Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions * Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life's pleasures Whether you're in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement,Magnificent Mind at Any Agecan give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential. "Learn the secrets of a balanced brain from a physician who has experience examining 50,000 scans of patients. Compare a failing mind to a brilliant brain and learn how to move in the direction you desire. " -Mehmet C. Oz, M. D. , bestselling coauthor ofYou: The Owner's Manual
It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams. When your brain works right, so do you. When it's out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice that bombards us daily about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all--the human brain--in top working order.Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen's more than twenty years of treating patients at the Amen Clinics, where he and his associates pioneered the use of brain imaging in clinical practice, Magnificent Mind at Any Age does exactly that. Dr. Amen shows how many of the traditional approaches to overcoming the mind-centered challenges that hold us back--try harder, work longer, find the sheer willpower--either do not work or may make our problems worse. The true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimizing our brain function we can all develop these qualities of a magnificent mind enjoyed by the world's most successful and happiest people: * Increased memory and concentration* The ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships* Undiminished sexual desire and performance* Goal-oriented perseverance* Better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions* Free-flowing creativity and the ability to relax and enjoy life's pleasuresTo achieve this, as Dr. Amen explains here in clearly accessible language, we have a range of options available, including proper diet, natural supplements and vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if needed, medication. In addition to revealing how we can all take advantage of such strategies to enjoy the benefits of a balanced and healthy brain at every stage of our lives, Dr. Amen also pinpoints specific ways to tailor behavior, nutrition, and lifestyle to deal effectively with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.Whether you're in the midst of a demanding career or are looking forward to an active and richly rewarding retirement, Magnificent Mind at Any Age can give you the edge you need to live every day to your fullest potential.From the Hardcover edition.
From New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin comes the spellbinding historical romance that launched her remarkable career. <P> Mandy Ashton fled a stifling frontier existence for the glittering social whirl of Sacramento City, California's state capital, trading childhood innocence for a woman's burning desire. Though it's risky to masquerade as her flighty cousin, Julia, Mandy is determined to give her cousin a chance at happiness with the man she loves. But Mandy is hardly faint of heart--proven time and again on a journey fraught with deadly adventure and sublime temptation. Travis Langley, known by his Indian name, Hawk, is a white man raised by the Cheyenne, a man trying to make peace with his dual heritage. The last thing he needs is a job chaperoning Julia Ashton, the California governor's spoiled daughter. But Mandy--posing as Julia--is spirited, captivating, and irresistibly sensuous. By journey's end, Mandy and Hawk have become helpless prisoners of a smoldering passion that nothing can kill--except, perhaps, the secret Mandy has guarded so carefully throughout the arduous days and passionate nights of their long, magnificent passage.
The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies: Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lankaby Robert Gillingham Kangni Kpodar Paulo Medas David Coady David Newhouse Moataz El-Said
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter--an outsider named Garret MacBride. Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes--or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair. A sweeping, sumptuous debut that evokes the turmoil and drama rippling through the history of the Lone Star State, Magnolia City is a story of love, greed, jealousy, and redemption, brought to life through the eyes of its unforgettable heroine. "Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go. " --Maria V. Snyder, New York Times best-selling author "Magnolia City is a compelling and evocative portrait of Houston in the 1920s. In turns thrilling, heartbreaking and uplifting, you will not want to put this book down until you've seen Hetty MacBride through all of her trials and triumphs. " --Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea"Duncan Alderson deftly brings to life a lost and fascinating time and place, Texas in the early years of the twentieth century. Magnolia City is a page-turner from the start. " --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Beach Quilt
After a painful divorce and failed acting career, Francine Tanner packs her things and moves back to her hometown of Sanctuary Cove. There, she will join her mother in the family business as a hairstylist at the Beauty Box. Putting her LA dreams behind her, all Francine wants is to focus on rebuilding her life.Keaton Grace is an independent film writer and director looking for a great place to open his own studio. After happening upon the small-town, he buys an abandoned building and surrounding lands to start his company. But he doesn't expect to bump into the beautiful Francine Tanner when he walks into the Beauty Box for a haircut and shave. Remembering her from a performance years ago in an off-Broadway show, he knows exactly what role she will play in his life.Sparks fly between the two until Keaton reveals his plan-he wants Francine to star in his upcoming film. Tortured by her Hollywood past, she refuses to have anything to do with the film, even if it means letting go of their budding romance.
Army Ranger Luke Boudreau commanded a secret mission that went horribly awry. The physical wounds he takes away from the experience are inconsequential compared to his guilt for the loss of a fellow soldier -- a man who will never be recognized for his bravery because of the covert nature of their operation. When Luke is recovered enough, he travels to Grover, Mississippi to pay his respects to the woman who gave her son to the service of his country. He must do so in a way that doesn't reveal the true circumstances of the man's death. He braces himself for a mother's bitter anger, secretly hoping this encounter will begin to deliver him from torment. However, what he finds in Grover is far from either recrimination or absolution. He is quickly drawn into a family that desperately needs his help--a younger brother bent on self-destruction and a mother with a secret burden of her own. And most shocking of all, he discovers a beautiful widow he didn't know existed-- a woman who tempts him to break his own moral code.
For Grades 2 - 4. From the Book Jacket: In a hushed voice Magnolia Possum read the magic spell. Dirty socks and ginger beer, Icky, sticky, disappear! With an "Abracadabra!" Magnolia pointed at poor Bernard Beaver and - poof! - he was gone. Magnolia Possum's Grandma has bought a dusty old magic book from Mrs. Fox's store. But alas, when they go to look for the solutions to the magic tricks, the last pages are missing! Where could they be? And how will Magnolia ever make Bernard Beaver appear again? In this funny beginning reader, children will delight in Magnolia's antics and silly escapades as she finds herself in a predicament with no easy answers. But that's not all. Not only has Mr. Beaver vanished in thin air, but Magnolia gets herself into just as crazy a plight! Joan Lowery nixon was born in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She is the author of over fifty books, including Bigfoot Makes a Movie and Danger in Dinosaur Valley. Two of her books, The Seance and The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best children's mystery of the year. She and her husband Hershell, a geologist, live in Houston. They have four children. linda bucholtz-ross was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. She received her B.F.A. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and has published several books in Canada. She has attended workshops at the School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser, and at Pratt Institute. She and her husband Gerald, a research scientist, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their young son Alexander. They are all avid sailors.
He had little memory of who he was or where he'd been, but the images that kept flashing through his mind meant computer genius Claudia Reynolds was headed for danger and only Jack Maddox could rescue her. Although they'd technically met before, it wasn't until the bullets started to fly that the blonde beauty was convinced to follow him through the remote South Dakota woods. . . far from the mysterious facility that Jack had once called home. Now, as Jack sensed they were closing in on answers too many people had died covering up, the long-forgotten pain buried deep in his past proved their connection was the only thing he could rely on. And the only thing keeping Claudia alive.
"Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti's Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse."--Vinay Dharwadker Originally composed approximately two thousand years ago, the Mahabharata tells the story of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their kingdom results in a devastating war. But it contains much more than conflict. An epic masterpiece of huge sweep and magisterial power, "a hundred times more interesting" than the Iliad and the Odyssey, writes Wendy Doniger in the introduction, the Mahabharata is a timeless work that evokes a world of myth, passion, and warfare while exploring eternal questions of duty, love, and spiritual freedom. A seminal Hindu text, which includes the Bhagavad Gita, it is also one of the most important and influential works in the history of world civilization. Innovatively composed in blank verse rather than prose, Carole Satyamurti's English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This new version masterfully captures the beauty, excitement, and profundity of the original Sanskrit poem as well as its magnificent architecture and extraordinary scope.
Biography of the great gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson.
Mahalia Mouse and her family live underneath Dunster House, an old Harvard dormitory. Foraging for food for her younger brothers and sisters, Mahalia gets trapped in a backpack and then finds herself inside a classroom far from home. Mahalia, intrigued by the lecture, starts attending classes and soon becomes a full-time student -- all the while wondering about the fate of her family. But when graduation day finally arrives, Mahalia has a wonderful surprise waiting for her. Written as part of his keynote address at Harvard's commencement, this latest book from John Lithgow (class of '67) incorporates his trademark witty rhymes and includes a CD of him reading the text at the commencement. Mahalia's story has an inspiring message for graduates or anyone whose success is worthy of celebration.
A collection of Gandhi's most important and poignant works.
The first English publication of Georges Simenon's compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions.'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's bed, the deafening sound of cicadas' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him.This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle, Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The IndependentFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
She was a tough-as-nails cop, all business and always in conrol. But Mahina Garner was also lycan, with strength, speed. . . and a powerful primitave nature. So when she was barely missed by a silver bullet during a raid she led, it ate at her confidence and disturbed her peace of mind. Only was it the near brush with death that so unnerved her, or the fact that she'd been saved by Ren Calder? Mahina had always preferred her relationships uncomplicated, temporary and lightweight. But Ren stirred something in her that made her seriously uncomfortable. Determined to get him out of her system, she escaped into the night and into her wolf form, to quiet the turmoil within her. So she was surprised. . . and surprisingly thrilled. . . to find Ren following her, equally determined to make her his own.
An anthology of modern Kashmiri poetry
A glimpse into the life and consciousness of women of three generation and of the men around them, in a North Indian middle-class family.
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