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Brother Brother, Sister Sister

by Helen Dunmore

Tanya's life is a mess. She's got four new brothers and sisters. Nobody in her family gets much sleep anymore, and there are diapers everywhere. Tanya deals with the craziness by writing in her diary -- and there's no shortage of hilarious stories to tell.

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle

by Chief Seattle Susan Jeffers

From the Book jacket: How can you buy the sky? How can you own the rain and the wind? So began the moving words attributed to a great American Indian chief over one hundred years ago. They are words that eloquently and poetically captured the central belief of Native Americans: that this earth and every creature on it is sacred. It is these words and this belief that have inspired what has been truly a labor of love for Susan Jeffers; her most extraordinary paintings illuminate the words and world vision possessed by Native Americans. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky will haunt all who see it with its portrayal of what has been lost in our world, and is an important message to people young and old to care for and preserve the environment. CHIEF SEATTLE lived from approximately 1790 to 1866, in the Pacific Northwest region of what is now the United States. He was a chief of the Suquamish and the Duwamish Indians and was present at treaty negotiations that took place with the dominant white settlers in the 1850s. It is at one of these negotiations that Chief Seattle delivered a speech in his native tongue, a speech which has since- in a variety of forms-served as the basis of ecological movements around the world and from which Brother Eagle, Sister Sky is drawn. Susan Jeffers is internationally acclaimed for her exquisite paintings, and the illustrator of numerous picture books for Dial-all of which brilliantly portray nature. Ms. Jeffers' paintings are beautifully described.

The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

by Andrea Wulf

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram, his new contact in the American colonies. But it was not reels of wool or bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever, introducing lustrous evergreens, fiery autumn foliage and colourful shrubs. They were men of wealth and taste but also of knowledge and experience like Philip Miller, author of the bestsellingGardeners Dictionary,and theSwede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany as a genteel pastime for the middle-classes; and the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on the greatest voyage of discovery of modern times, Captain Cook'sEndeavour. Thisis the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants - whose correspondence, collaborations and squabbles make for a riveting human tale which is set against the backdrop of the emerging empire, the uncharted world beyond and London as the capital of science. From the scent of the exotic blooms in Tahiti and Botany Bay to the gardens at Chelsea and Kew, and from the sounds and colours of the streets of the City to the staggering vistas of the Appalachian mountains,The Brother Gardenerstells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.

Brother Gopal and Other Stories of Lord Krishna

by Rajee Raman

For over thousands of years Indian culture has been greatly influenced by the great epics, folklore & real life heroes. Presented in this series are some of the best loved stories drawn from mythology, folklore, history & fantasy.

Brother Hood

by Janet Mcdonald

Nate Whitely's life at a prestigious prep school in upstate New York takes him far from his Harlem home but not so far as to sever the strong bond he has to his neighborhood. Like his prep school friends, Nate is doing well academically and has his sights set on college. But complications from one life intrude into the other. His childhood friend Hustle won't give up his street-smart ways and doesn't want Nate to either. Nate's older brother, Eli, just can't seem to keep things together and is headed for major trouble. Will Nate be able to sustain these powerful ties without jeopardizing all that he's achieved? This provocative story about a young man straddling two very different worlds unfolds against a backdrop of brotherhood and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, and captures the dilemma of those who would carve out a unique destiny for themselves.

Brother, I'm Dying

by Edwidge Danticat

From the best-selling author of "The Dew Breaker," a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her heart--her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph. From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for a better life in America. Listening to his sermons, sharing coconut-flavored ices on their walks through town, roaming through the house that held together many members of a colorful extended family, Edwidge grew profoundly attached to Joseph. He was the man who "knew all the verses for love. " And so she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City. She is at last reunited with her two youngest brothers, and with her mother and father, whom she has struggled to remember. But she must also leave behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. Edwidge tells of making a new life in a new country while fearing for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorates. But "Brother I'm Dying" soon becomes a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Late in 2004, his life threatened by an angry mob, forced to flee his church, the frail, eighty-one-year-old Joseph makes his way to Miami, where he thinks he will be safe. Instead, he is detained by U. S. Customs, held by the Department of Homeland Security, brutally imprisoned, and dead within days. It was a story that made headlines around the world. His brother, Mira, will soon join him in death, but not before he holds hope in his arms: Edwidge's firstborn, who will bear his name--and the family's stories, both joyous and tragic--into the next generation. Told with tremendous feeling, this is a true-life epic on an intimate scale: a deeply affecting story of home and family--of two men's lives and deaths, and of a daughter's great love for them both.

Brother Kemal

by Anthea Bell Jakob Arjouni

The return of Kemal Kayankaya, "The ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes" (Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times Book Review).Jakob Arjouni's first novel, Happy Birthday, Turk!, was published when its author was just twenty. The book and its beleaguered hero, Turkish-German P.I., Kemal Kayankaya, instantly found an adoring audience around the world, and three more bestselling Kayankaya novels quickly followed.Now, more than twenty-five years later--and after publishing a string of critically acclaimed literary novels--Arjouni returns to his most beloved character in Brother Kemal.It turns out that while things in Frankfurt have gotten glitzier, it's still the ugliest town in all of Germany, and rich people still show up at Kayankaya's seedy office looking for help. For example, there's the financier whose sixteen-year-old daughter has disappeared with an underground "photographer." Then there's the author who needs a bodyguard at the famous Frankfurt Book Fair because he's offended several Islamist groups. The two cases seem to be straightforward--but it goes all wrong for Kayankaya, as it almost always does. Luckily, that's when he's at his best.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Brother Odd (Odd Thomas #3)

by Dean Koontz

Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker natureThrough two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning--but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself. St. Bartholomew's Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California's high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd's steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey's most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.From the Hardcover edition.

BROTHER OF SLEEP: A Novel

by Robert Schneider

Could one of the greatest musicians of all time live his life in a peasant village and never be discovered by the world? Set against the mystical and bizarre backdrop of a remote Alpine village in the early nineteenth century, this astounding novel tells the story of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with supernatural hearing who develops his talent in secret midnight sessions at the church organ. In the face of devastating fires and other strange occurrences, the villagers seethe with concealed hostility towards God, who sends nothing but trouble; while Elias wages his own battle with a God who not only denies him Elsbeth, the woman he loves, but confers upon him a gift he can neither fulfill nor understand.

Brother Ray

by Ray Charles David Ritz

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era, Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius by the age of thirty-two. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. And throughout a career spanning more than a half century, Ray Charles remained in complete control of his life and his music, allowing nobody to tell him what he could and couldn't do.As the Chicago Sun-Times put it, Brother Ray is "candid, explicit, sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, always warm, touching and deeply human-just like his music."

Brother Ray

by Ray Charles David Ritz

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era, Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius by the age of thirty-two. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. And throughout a career spanning more than a half century, Ray Charles remained in complete control of his life and his music, allowing nobody to tell him what he could and couldn't do.As the Chicago Sun-Times put it, Brother Ray is "candid, explicit, sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, always warm, touching and deeply human-just like his music."

Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story

by Ray Charles David Ritz

Includes David Ritz's moving account of "The Last Days of Brother Ray" and an updated discography

Brother Tariq

by Caroline Fourest

Tariq Ramadan is a global phenomenon. A Swiss-born Muslim activist, he is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical group credited with inspiring modern Islamic radicalism. Ramadan is fluent in English, French and Arabic. In Europe, he is the most quoted and circulated writer on Islam. His writings are a regular feature of major English-speaking newspapers, but his real message is revealed in his speeches to Muslim groups in France, Africa, and the Middle East. Caroline Fourest has carefully transcribed and translated those speeches and shows that Ramdan's ingenious rhetoric is a Trojan horse, fostering the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian values of fundamentalist Islam on its latest battlefield: Western civilization.

Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods

by Jack Williamson

In Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods, a prophetic novel set in a vast future multiverse, Jack Williamson projects future centuries of genetic research.

Brother To Shadows

by Andre Norton

Grandmaster of Science Fiction ANDRE NORTON explores the serpentine twists of fortune, the perils of duty, and the wonders of a dark and fantastic universe.

Brother Wind

by Sue Harrison

As two women from different Aleut tribes struggle against their harsh fates, they find their extraordinary destinies intertwinedIn the tribe of the First Men, courageous, beautiful Kiin, an accomplished ivory carver, is finally content with her hard-won life, which includes twin sons and a loving warrior husband. When she is suddenly pulled back into her nightmarish former existence as slave to the Raven, shaman of the Walrus People, her husband's brother, Samiq, vows to bring her back to their tribe. Across the land, Kukutux, the wife of a Whale Hunter, finds the loss of her husband and the hostility of her clan too much to bear. The lives of Kiin, Samiq, and Kukutux, and the paths of their tribesmen will converge in a final dramatic confrontation that tests the strength of their hearts and spirits against the cruelty of man, nature, and fate. Brother Wind is the final book of the Ivory Carver Trilogy, which also includes Mother Earth Father Sky and My Sister the Moon.

Brother Word

by Derek Jackson

After Chance Howard, the man they call Brother Word, lays his healing hands on the sick he seems to the townspeople to disappear. But actually he is running - not only from the curious and the sceptics - but from his own pain.Two years earlier, though her faith that God would heal her through her husband never waned, Chance's beautiful young wife died from a painful illness. Blaming himself because his gift couldn't help her left Chance racked with guilt, remorse and doubt. After the old pastor recovers, Chance breaks his own rule, stays and lays hands on three others. One of them, a child, is the nephew of a newspaper reporter hungry for a career saving story. The other is a young female minister who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead wife. Each of them, for their own reasons, decide they must discover who Chance really is and whether his gift is truly from God.

The Brotherhood

by Erick Stakelbeck

The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan, has engaged in terrorism, assassinations, and anti-Western, anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence for almost a century-yet few Americans realize how powerful they really are. While we focus on al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah, it's actually the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest, most influential, and most anti-American Islamist group, that has become the preeminent voice and power in the Muslim world. Hiding behind a cloak of respectability and expensive Western suits, the Muslim Brotherhood is installing vehemently anti-American governments and power structures throughout the Middle East and the world, as we sit back and cheer for the "democracy" of the Arab Spring.In his new book, America's Next Great Enemy: The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, Erick Stakelbeck teaches us the frightening truth about this dangerous group, from his first-hand experiences investigating the Brotherhood for eleven years, interviewing its members and visiting its mosques and enclaves. In America's Next Great Enemy, Stakelbeck:Reveals how the Obama administration has put the Brotherhood on the threshold of power at every turnExamines the alarming ramifications for America, Europe and Israel of the Brotherhood's rapid riseWarns against the West's-particularly the Left's-shortsighted, naïve and deadly embrace of the Ikhwan andTraces the group from its violent roots to its current strategy of "stealth jihad"With Middle Eastern unrest only growing hotter, and saber-rattling at the West only growing louder, the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood's growing global clout will remain on the front burner of American national security challenges. Revealing and disconcerting, America's Next Great Enemy is a must-read for every American hoping to remain in a free America.

Brotherhood of Betrayal

by Randall Arthur

"Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples," Jesus said (John 13:35, NLT). Why then are Christians noted for their hateful judgment of each other? Brotherhood of Betrayal illustrates the ugliness of the betrayal syndrome that festers inside the Christian church. Respected missionary pastor Clay McCain leaves his family and growing church in Sweden for a beautiful, wealthy woman. But the Christian community reacts cruelly - even to his innocent abandoned family...A Family's Nightmare... Clay McCain, a high-profile American pastor serving in Stockholm, Sweden, mysteriously disappears. Who can his wife, Rachel, and her three young children turn to for help? Her Swedish friends? Her home church in the United States? Her mission board? Her relatives? Rachel's eventual outreach of trust, alongside a shocking discovery, sets off an unexpected avalanche of betrayal that turns her world, her family, and her faith upside down. This poignant sequel to the bestselling Wisdom Hunter and Jordan's Crossing dramatically illustrates the hideousness of the betrayal syndrome that is sweeping through the body of Christ--assaulting and devastating families, friends, and churches. This is a story that touches us all. It may even be your story.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters: Gender, Secrecy, and Fraternity in Italian Masonic Lodges

by Lilith Mahmud

From its traces in cryptic images on the dollar bill to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Freemasonry has long been one of the most romanticized secret societies in the world. But a simple fact escapes most depictions of this elite brotherhood: There are women Freemasons, too. In this groundbreaking ethnography, Lilith Mahmud takes readers inside Masonic lodges in contemporary Italy, where she observes the many ritualistic and fraternal bonds forged among women initiates of this elite and esoteric society. Offering a tantalizing look behind lodge doors, The Brotherhood of Freemason Sisters unveils a complex culture of discretion in which Freemasons simultaneously reveal some truths and hide others. Women--one of Freemasonry's best-kept secrets--are often upper class and highly educated but paradoxically antifeminist, and their self-cultivation through the Masonic path is an effort to embrace the deeply gendered ideals of fraternity. Mahmud unravels this contradiction at the heart of Freemasonry: how it was at once responsible for many of the egalitarian concepts of the Enlightenment and yet has always been, and in Italy still remains, extremely exclusive. The result is not only a thrilling look at an unfamiliar--and surprisingly influential--world, but a reevaluation altogether of the modern values and ideals that we now take for granted.

The Brotherhood of Rotten Babysitters (Sidekicks #5)

by Dan Danko Tom Mason

The latest in this hilarious series throws still more unbelievable challenges at our hero, Speedy. When Pumpkin Pete accidentally blows up the League of Big Justice and the Sidekick Super Clubhouse, Speedy's mom volunteers their house to be the temporary headquarters. But just when the superheroes and sidekicks are starting to make themselves at home, along comes The Brotherhood of Rotten Babysitters to ruin the domestic bliss. Will Speedy be able to save the day? Will Spice Girl find hugs and peace? And where in the world is Earlobe Lad?

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

by Robert L Allen

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters created a sea of change in labour and race relations in the US. For the first time in US history, a black labour union played a central role in shaping labor and civil rights policy. Based on interviews and archival research, this new book tells the story of the union and its charismatic leader C.L. Dellums, starting from the BSCP's origins as the first national union of black workers in 1925. In 1937, the BSCP made history when it compelled one of the largest US corporations - the Pullman Company - to recognize and negotiate a contract with a black workers' union. C. L. Dellums was a leading civil rights activist as well as a labor leader. In 1948, he was chosen to be the first West Coast Regional Director of the NAACP. This book is an inspiring testament to both him and the unions transformative impact on US society.

Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller

by Gregg Herken

The lives and interactions of Lawrence, Oppenheimer and Teller, who invented the atomic bomb.

The Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants (Melvin Beederman Superhero #7)

by Greg Trine

When the three members of the Bad Guy Brotherhood buy a time machine to keep the younger Melvin from gaining his superhero powers, Melvin and his sidekick Candace,disguised as pirates, travel back in time to stop them.

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