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Claudia loves the weather and her friends. When she organizes a party to bring her pals together, she brings about more problems than she solves.
Focusing on Claudia Kishi, vice president of the BSC Club, the Baby-sitters miniseries Portrait Collection is fully illustrated and filled with "snapshots," postcards, letters, and background information.
When her sister, Claudia, dies mysteriously, Rowena Graham cannot accept the verdict of suicide. Desperate to find out the truth and to learn more about her sister's life, Rowena moves into Claudia's home and takes over as manager of Claudia's restaurant. Claudia had been beautiful, difficult and unpredictable--warm and affectionate one day, cruel and calculating the next. And their relationship had always been strained: Rowena had disliked and feared Claudia, but loved her nonetheless. Rowena was convinced her sister would not have taken her own life. As she sorts out Claudia's affairs, Rowena stumbles upon a trove of dark family secrets, learning more than she ever expected. Unraveling the tangle of lies and distortions, Rowena uncovers the truth about Claudia. And finally sets herself free from the shadows of the past.
In I, Claudius, Robert Graves begins the story of the limping, stammering young man who is suddenly thrust onto the throne after the death of Caligula. In Claudius the God, Graves continues the story, detailing Claudius' 13-year reign and his ultimate downfall. Painting the vivid, tumultuous, and decadent society of ancient Rome with spectacular detail, Robert Graves provides a tale that is both instructive and compelling, and difficult to put down for both casual readers and students of Roman history.
Severian, a young torturer banished for the sin of mercy, is now imbued with the powers of an ancient relic as he continues his journey to the city of his exile in a magical world. 1981 Nebula Award winner.
Everyone in Avantia knows the terrors of the jungle: creatures that pluck men from the ground and eat them whole; plants whose rich scents could overwhelm a person at twenty paces. Few dare to enter -- and fewer still return. But Tom has no choice. The next stage of his journey lies at the very heart of the jungle, where a terrible creature resides, evil as the wizard who created him.
"Life will sooner or later show its claws." --Anton Chekov. For sixteen-year-old Jed Berg, life couldn't be sweeter. He's gotten his driver's license, landed a major girlfriend, and made number one singles in varsity tennis. His dad has even begun to let him drive his 1969 Chevy Camaro -- he's the envy of every guy at school. Then Jed meets his nemesis, a strange punk chick who seems to know everything about Jed -- and about his family. She has a secret to share, a secret so unsettling it triggers a chain of dreadful events. From the streets of Duluth to the treacherous wilderness of northern Minnesota, acclaimed author Will Weaver spins a mesmerizing story of two unforgettable teenagers caught in a web of love, betrayal, and survival.
When Cody is 14, he runs away from home, leaving behind his abusive mother, and flees across the country. He doesn't stop until he hits Texas and the Sam Houston Tiger Ranch. Under the guidance of Sunny, the ranch's owner, he cares for the animals in ways he never imagined. He feeds them a diet of raw, bloody meat. He cleans out their cages. He takes them for exercise. He finds out how to get a tiger to back down, and when he should back down himself. But there is another lesson Cody has to learn--sometimes people are harder to handle than tigers. From the Hardcover edition.
In a contemporary fairytale as irresistible as catnip, one girl discovers that some magic cuts deep... Emma's sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their savings on the search. And now the family has no choice but to live in a ramshackle trailer park on the edge of the forst, next door to down-and-out harpies, hags, and trolls. Emma wonders if she'll ever see Helena, and if she'll ever feel happy, again. Then she makes a friend. A smooth-talking, dirty-furred cat named Jack. He's got a razor-sharp plan to rescue Emma's sister. He just wants one small favor in return...
Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital-until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It's not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love. But it's tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, roaming the netherworld of Crozet Hospital, who sniffs out a secret that dates back to the Underground Railroad. Then Harry is attacked and a doctor is executed in cold blood. Soon only a quick-witted cat and her animal pals feline Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker stand between Harry and a coldly calculating killer with a prescription for murder.
The Hall of Horrors is open. Step into the nightmare! Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors' cat, Bella. His best friend Amanda comes along to help out. All they have to do is make sure Bella has enough to eat and doesn't destroy the furniture. Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a car. Mickey feels awful. What is he going to do? Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store, Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won't sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be.
Nella and Alec had once shared a steamy relationship with the promise of a long-term commitment--unil Alec saw her transform into a lynx. Hurt that Alec couldn't accept that she is a shapeshifter, Nella moved on. . . and joined the Alpha Force, a military organization of people with paranormal abilities. Years later, Alpha Force's secrecy is being threatened by an out-of-control journalist. Charged with retrieving the information that could expose the Alpha Force, Nella is forced to team up with the last person she expects. . . Alec! Once reunited, Nella and Alec soon discover that their attraction is as strong as ever. . . but can Alec ever learn to accept Nella for who she is?
How far will a mother go to save her child? What will a man do to protect the woman he loves?Janna Kerr's eight-year-old daughter is dangerously ill and she knows her last hope is an unscrupulous doctor who-for the right price-will help her child. Secluded in a small cabin in the Louisiana bayou, Janna and Lainey wait for the summons. But when Clay Benedict shows up, an already desperate woman is pushed to the edge.Clay, whose powerful Louisiana family owns this land, was just checking on the place. He didn't expect to be drugged and held captive by a beautiful woman whose secret is revealed the moment he looks into her young daughter's eyes-Benedict eyes.The last thing Janna needs is this powerful man affecting her in ways her heart cannot allow. Because nothing is more important than saving her daughter-and Clay is getting too close to understanding the terrible risk she's willing to take. But in Louisiana, a man fights for what he wants....
An insatiable boy made of clay devours everything in sight until a feisty goat ruins his appetite.
In a frightening near future, an alien disease is poised to become a devastating global epidemic--unless someone can stop itBlake Maslin and his two daughters are driving to Flagstaff when bandits swarm their car. At gunpoint, the marauders kidnap one of Blake's children, promising to keep her safe in return for medical care. Warily, the doctor goes with them, not realizing that he has just taken the first step down a terrifying path that will consume his life. The gunmen take him deep into the desert, to a colony of people infected with a gruesome alien disease. It causes weakness, sallow skin, and birth defects so horrible that the children who suffer them cannot rightly be called human. The victims have quarantined themselves in the desert lest their illness spread and doom mankind. But as their willingness to accept isolation falters, Blake becomes the last hope for the survival of an uncontaminated Earth. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author's estate.
Ever since Will Clay's wife and newborn son died in childbirth two winters ago, he has been riding--not so much toward any place special as away from his past. Then, late one chilly fall afternoon, after Clay saves a stray calf, he accepts a grateful rancher's hospitality and finds among the old man's family the sense of belonging he had lost. But that won't last long. When disaster strikes, Clay takes to the trail again. Only this time he has a definite goal in mind. He's after justice.
After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family.
How many of us can honestly say we do not suffer from at least one of the following: Colds or viruses each year Allergies or hay fever Extra pounds that won't come off Restless nights Recurrent indigestion, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome Itchy skin, acne, or any other troubling skin condition Depression, anxiety, or frequent fatigue If you were to seek medical advice for any of the above, you would likely be prescribed pills, topical lotions, injections, or even surgery. Such treatments are used to manage the symptoms and do not address the root of the problem. Too often, doctors treat these common ailments as inevitable costs of living a modern life. The result is a patchwork approach to health care that has become the norm. In Clean, a New York City cardiologist and a leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Alejandro Junger offers a major medical breakthrough. Dr. Junger argues that the majority of these common ailments are the direct result of toxic buildup in our systems accumulated through the course of our daily lives. As the toxicity of modern life increases and disrupts our systems on a daily basis, bombarding us through our standard American diet and chemical-filled environments, our ability to handle the load hasn't accelerated at the same rapid pace. The toxins are everywhere, but Clean offers a solution. Clean is an M.D.'s program that provides all the tools necessary to support and reactivate our detoxification system to its fullest capabilities, and can be easily incorporated into a busy schedule. The effect is transformative: nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away, and for the first time in our lives we will experience what it truly means to feel healthy. Every day spent on the Clean program is a major step in healing not just the symptom but the root of the problem, effectively and simply. Dr. Junger's life-changing program restores what rightfully belongs to you-your health, vitality, and peace of mind.
Clean Break is told from the point of view of Em, or Emerald as she likes to be known, and is about what happens to her mum, gran, and two half-siblings, Maxie and Vita, when the man of the house leaves them for another woman.
Clarence is an odd pig. He does not like to get dirty like the other pigs.Not only does he not like to get dirty, he wants to be CLEAN. Even after Clarence becomes famous, though, he is not happy and returns to a farm in his own special way. Limited picture descriptions present.
DI Anne Travis and DCI James Langton are racing to catch not one but two murderers. . . before the killers catch up with them. When her boss DCI James Langton is horrifically injured, DI Anna Travis plays a major part in his rehabilitation. Langton was working to solve the murder of a young prostitute, the suspect an illegal immigrant. Anna is working on another murder case and gains enough evidence to send the killer down for twelve years. Two separate cases. . . which become unexpectedly linked as suddenly Anna finds herself under threat from Langton's assailant. In fear of their lives, she and Langton, still nursing his terrible injuries, embark on a dangerous journey - one with frightening and violent consequences.
A Life-Changing Medical Breakthrough Clean is an M.D.'s program designed to be easily incorporated into our busy schedule while providing all the practical tools necessary to support and rejuvenate our bodies. The effect is transformative: nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away, and for the first time in our lives, we will experience what it truly means to feel healthy. Expanded Edition Includes: New Introduction New Recipes How to Become Clean for Life
Cleanse. Sculpt your body, boost your health, renew your mind, and improve your whole outlook on life. Clean Green Drinks is not just a recipe collection, but also a guide to a leaner, happier, and more fulfilled you. With more than 100 perfectly balanced, delicious drink recipes that can be made in a minute, Clean Green Drinks will help you sip away extra pounds as you sip away stress. Health journalist and chef Candice Kumai reveals the new science behind her enticing, refreshing flavors; and shows how easy it is to get fit, healthy, happy, and glowing! Advance praise for Clean Green Drinks "Candice's recipes are delicious and will keep your skin glowing from the inside out. Trust me, your body will be thanking you once you introduce Clean Green Drinks into your diet!"--Adriana Lima, supermodel"I've always been a fan of Candice's recipes, and I can't wait for her juices to kick-start my health! Healthy eating can be delicious!"--Nicole Miller, designer "Candice Kumai knows how to jam a bazillion nutrients into a tasty and refreshing glass. Her creative beverages will give your body a boost and your taste buds a treat."--Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., New York Times bestselling author and nutrition expert for NBC's Today"Clean Green Drinks is one of the most impressive health books out there, full of amazingly delicious recipes and fresh ingredients. If it's great health you want, this book delivers."--Kim Barnouin, New York Times bestselling co-author of Skinny Bitch"Candice Kumai is an absolute artist with recipes. She's shaking things up with Clean Green Drinks. This book has taken my juicing obsession to a whole new level."--Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles "Combine a passion for health and nutrition with culinary expertise and you have Candice Kumai. I recommend her books for every kitchen!"--Dr. Lindsey Duncan, celebrity nutritionist and naturopathic doctor"Candice has whipped up the most stylish guide to juicing. Green truly is the new black."--Michelle Smith, founder and designer, Milly "Clean Green Drinks is a treasure trove of recipes--perfect for cleansing, detoxing, and everyday sipping! The beautiful pictures and design of the book are bound to inspire."-- Alexandra Jamieson, co-creator of Super Size Me and author of The Great American Detox Diet "Going green has never been so delicious! Candice makes these recipes healthy, easy, fun, and yummy!"--Keri Glassman, nutritionist, TV personality, and author of The New You and Improved DietFrom the Hardcover edition.
Alejandro Junger, M.D, New York Times bestselling author of Clean and creator of the world-famous Clean Program, delivers a complete toolkit for reversing disease and sustaining life-long health. All of today's most-diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system, naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems--from extra pounds, aches and pains, allergies, mood swings, and lack of libido, to heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, and depression. But we no longer have to be sick to get healthy. In this groundbreaking program, Alejandro Junger, M.D. explains how instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut. No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program: Clean Gut will help you put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and achieve true, long-lasting health.
Hundreds of humorous yet helpful tips on using brand-name household products are presented by the author from his wackyuses database. He explains what chore or problem the product can be used for, such as using Alka-Seltzer( to clean a toilet, or using Bounce( to remove soap scum from shower doors.
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