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Caring Is Creepy

by David Zimmerman

Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother's pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he's forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he's the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother's boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarly in the cross-hairs.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Carioca Fletch

by Gregory Mcdonald

Carioca Fletch Fletch's trip to Brazil wasn't exactly planned. But it's Carnival time in Rio and he has plenty of money, thanks to a little arrangement made stateside. And it took him no time to hook up with the luscious Laura Soares. Fletch is beginning to relax, just a little. Carioca Fletch But between the American widow who seems to be following Fletch and the Brazilian widow who's fingered Fletch as her long-dead husband, he suddenly doesn't have much time to enjoy the present or even get a wink of sleep. Carioca Fletch A thirty-year-old unsolved murder, a more recent suicide, an inconvenient heart attack-somehow Fletch is connected to all of them and one of those connections might just shorten his own life. From Rio to Bahia and back again, at the height of Carnival, Fletch has to keep moving or get stopped cold.

Carissima

by Rosanna Chiofalo

From Rosanna Chiofalo comes a sumptuous new novel that sweeps readers from the Italian-American enclave of Astoria, New York, to the stunning vistas of Rome, and introduces two very different women--in a story of friendship, love, and destiny. . . In college, Pia Santore dreamed of going to New York and taking the Big Apple by storm with her younger sister Erica. Instead, Pia has arrived in Astoria, Queens, with a prestigious journalism internship at a celebrity magazine. . . and without Erica. Though the neighborhood has an abundance of appeal--including the delectable confections sold at her Aunt Antoniella's bakery--the pain of losing Erica a few years ago still feels fresh. Pia's arrival coincides with an unexpected sighting. Italian movie icon Francesca Donata is rumored to be staying nearby, every bit as voluptuous and divaesque as in her heyday. With the help of a handsome local artist with ties to Francesca's family, Pia convinces the legend to grant her a series of interviews--even traveling to her house in Rome. In the eternal city, Pia begins to unearth the truth behind the star's fabled romances and tangled past. And here too, where beauty and history mingle in every breathtaking view, and hope shimmers in the Trevi fountain and on the Spanish Steps, Pia gradually learns how to love and when to let go. For when in Rome, you may find your carissima--your dearest one--and you may even find yourself. . . Rosanna Chiofalo is a first-generation Italian American whose parents emigrated from Sicily to New York in the early 1960s. She is the author of Bella Fortuna and is currently hard at work writing her next novel. She and her husband live in New York City. Advance Praise For CarissimaWhat a glorious novel this is. It's a celebration of life, love and unlikely friendship through the eyes of two very different women. Yet their similarities bind them together and will endear them to readers long after the last page is turned. Bravissima for Carissima! --Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author"Fantastico! I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson, # 1 New York Times bestselling authorPraise for Bella Fortuna"Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life. " --Publishers Weekly"Reading Rosanna Chiofalo's depiction of a modern Italian-American family is like digging into a fresh bowl of pasta--warm, welcome, and satisfying. A deeply felt debut that affirms the importance of friends and family--Italian-style. " --Lisa Verge Higgins, author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship"Well-drawn characters. . . A charmer. " --BookPage"Sometimes tough, sometimes tender, always heartfelt and honest, Bella Fortuna is a lively, finely-stitched tale of life and love, family and friendship, and a zest for cose Italiane!" --Peter Pezzelli, author of Home to Italy"Chiofalo's debut is an inspiring read about second chances with love after tremendous heartbreak. . . Readers with Italian-American backgrounds will definitely eat this one up!" --RT Book Reviews

Carl Gustav Jung

by Ms Ann Casement

`This book offers a fresh and full introduction to Jung's psychology - it will be appreciated by many, from novice counsellors to the well-read analyst who will find... that there is much to learn about C G Jung' - Journal of Analytical Psychology `Ann Casement achieves an almost impossible task in her contribution to this useful series from SAGE, namely to create a lively overview of a complex man and his equally complex contributuions to analytic psychotherapy.... Casement achieves in this short book what Jung may have hoped to do when he reported a dream following a meeting with a publisher who was encouraging him to write a popular text of his ideas for the non-specialist. He had rejected the idea out of hand, but later he had a dream that changed his mind. "Jung found himself `standing in a public place addressing a great multitude of people who were listening to him with rapt attention and understanding what he said'" ' - Self & Society `Clearly written and well-informed, this impressive book is likely to become the single volume of choice for those psychotherapists and counsellors engaging with Jung and Jungian psychology as part of their training (whether wholly Jungian or more pluralistic). Ann Casement writes as an informed and enthusiastic insider who has also managed to retain her critical distance - hence what she has to say will also be relevant to more experienced readers' - Andrew Samuels, University of Essex Carl Gustav Jung is an enlightening and insightful guide to the life and work of one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy and most influential thinkers in modern times. Combining insights from his early life and his wide-ranging intellectual interests in philosophy, mysticism and parapsychology, Ann Casement traces the development of Jung's ideas on the functioning of the human mind, including the origins of core Jungian concepts such as archetypes, teleology, alchemy and the collective unconscious. Examining the relationship between Freud and Jung through their prolific correspondence, the author charts the growing divergence of opinion, which culminated in the birth of analytical psychology, the branch of psychotherapy established by Jung. Notwithstanding his unquestionable contribution to modern intellectual thought, Jung has been subject to severe criticism, including allegations of anti-Semitism and sympathy with the Nazi party. The book sets out clearly both the arguments levelled against Jung and responses to his critics. Particularly for the reader new to Jungian thinking, this book places the central concepts fully into context and provides the ideal starting point for further study of Jung and his work. Ann Casement is a Jungian Analyst in Private Practice, London and Chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Her previous publications include Post-Jungians Today.

Carl Schmitt's International Thought

by William Hooker

An unrepentant Nazi, Carl Schmitt remains one of the most divisive figures in twentieth century political thought. In recent years, his ideas have attracted a new and growing audience. This book seeks to cut through the controversy surrounding Schmitt to analyze his ideas on world order. In so doing, it takes on board Schmitt's critique of the condition of order in late modernity, and considers Schmitt's continued relevance. Consideration is given to the two devices Schmitt deploys, the Grossraum and the Partisan, and argues that neither concept lives up to its claim to transcend or reform Schmitt's pessimistic history of the state. The author concludes that Schmitt's continuing value lies in his provocative historical critique, rather than his conceptual innovation.

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance

by Emily Bernard

Carl Van Vechten was a white man with a passion for blackness who played a crucial role in helping the Harlem Renaissance, a black movement, come to understand itself. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissanceis grounded in the dramas occasioned by the Harlem Renaissance, as it is called today, or New Negro Renaissance, as it was called in the 1920s, when it first came into being. Emily Bernard focuses on writing--the black and white of things--the articles, fiction, essays, and letters that Carl Van Vechten wrote to black people and about black culture, and the writing of the black people who wrote to and about him. Above all, she is interested in the interpersonal exchanges that inspired the writing, which are ultimately far more significant than the public records would suggest. This book is a partial biography of a once controversial figure. It is not a comprehensive history of an entire life, but rather a chronicle of one of his lives, his black life, which began in his boyhood and thrived until his death. The narrative at the core ofCarl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissanceis not an attempt to answer the question of whether Van Vechten was good or bad for black people, or whether or not he hurt or helped black creative expression during the Harlem Renaissance. As Bernard writes, the book instead "enlarges that question into something much richer and more nuanced: a tale about the messy realities of race, and the complicated tangle of black and white. "

Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 1

by J. M. Benjamin

From the day he was born, Treacherous Freeman was never given a fair chance. He was raised by his father, a notorious gangster who deprived Treacherous of a normal childhood. Instead, he gave Treacherous an education in life on the streets of Virginia. When the time comes for Treacherous to make some sudden decisions, he has no idea they will land him in the very place that he is trying to avoid. Teflon Jackson is a beautiful woman who is the result of a horrible union. With a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a father, Teflon's childhood was far from a fairytale. Witnessing her parents' abusive relationship, Teflon is determined not to follow in her mother's footsteps. When tragedy strikes and Teflon is forced into the streets to fend for herself, however, she finds herself relying on all the tricks her mother taught her. Treacherous and Teflon cross paths, and what starts out as a bad situation blossoms into an unbreakable bond. A bona fide gangster, Treacherous is confident that he can't lose, as long as he has his ride or die chick!Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon is about two people who come from nothing and are willing to sacrifice everything. This is a modern day tale of Bonnie and Clyde, built on a love that is stronger than that of Romeo and Juliet.

Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 1: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon

by J. M. Benjamin

From the day he was born, Treacherous Freeman was never given a fair chance. He was raised by his father, a notorious gangster who deprived Treacherous of a normal childhood. Instead, he gave Treacherous an education in life on the streets of Virginia. When the time comes for Treacherous to make some sudden decisions, he has no idea they will land him in the very place that he is trying to avoid. Teflon Jackson is a beautiful woman who is the result of a horrible union. With a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a father, Teflon's childhood was far from a fairytale. Witnessing her parents' abusive relationship, Teflon is determined not to follow in her mother's footsteps. When tragedy strikes and Teflon is forced into the streets to fend for herself, however, she finds herself relying on all the tricks her mother taught her. Treacherous and Teflon cross paths, and what starts out as a bad situation blossoms into an unbreakable bond. A bona fide gangster, Treacherous is confident that he can't lose, as long as he has his ride or die chick!Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon is about two people who come from nothing and are willing to sacrifice everything. This is a modern day tale of Bonnie and Clyde, built on a love that is stronger than that of Romeo and Juliet.

Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 2

by J. M. Benjamin

According to Teflon Jackson, she has nothing else to live for. Having lost the only man she ever truly loved to the streets of Virginia, and missing the child she gave up for adoption, she can't decide whether to continue to ride out her current predicament or end her life to meet up with her other half--until she is given another reason to live. Richard Robinson, a. k. a. Rich Gunz, the father of Treacherous Freemen, finds a way to reach out to Teflon while finishing up his last ten years in federal prison for armed robbery. Instantly the two form a father-daughter relationship thicker than thieves from behind the prison walls. Upon his release, Rich vows to find the whereabouts of his grandchild and to do everything in his power to aid Teflon in her situation. He re-enters the streets of Virginia after being absent for nearly three decades. With a second chance at life, Teflon is faced with the decision to live the way society deems best, or become a ride or die chick once again.

Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 2

by J. M. Benjamin

According to Teflon Jackson, she has nothing else to live for. Having lost the only man she ever truly loved to the streets of Virginia, and missing the child she gave up for adoption, she can't decide whether to continue to ride out her current predicament or end her life to meet up with her other half--until she is given another reason to live.Richard Robinson, a.k.a. Rich Gunz, the father of Treacherous Freemen, finds a way to reach out to Teflon while finishing up his last ten years in federal prison for armed robbery. Instantly the two form a father-daughter relationship thicker than thieves from behind the prison walls. Upon his release, Rich vows to find the whereabouts of his grandchild and to do everything in his power to aid Teflon in her situation. He re-enters the streets of Virginia after being absent for nearly three decades.With a second chance at life, Teflon is faced with the decision to live the way society deems best, or become a ride or die chick once again.

Carla

by Lawrence Block

When a woman from the slums marries a rich man who can't pleasure her, she is driven to hunt for love outside the homeCarla is a beautiful girl. She was plucked from the obscurity of a Polish slum to be the wife of a wealthy man--a man who seemingly gives her everything a wife could want. Except the one thing that she needs most: the pleasure she burns for while he snores beside her, the passion that only a lover can give.But adultery seems impossible until, suddenly, it happens. When she seduces a filling-station attendant, ruining her clothes in the grease of a mechanic's floor, she starts to spin out of control. He is the first but not the last, as Carla learns that infidelity is no work at all.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.

Carla's Comfort Foods

by Genevieve Ko Carla Hall Jennifer Barry Frances Janisch

For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's The Chew, food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and between people. In her delicious new cookbook, Carla's Comfort Foods, she finds inspiration by going around the world in search of the universal home-cooked flavors of comfort. Spinning standbys into distinctive new recipes, she combines the beloved flavors of home with the most delectable, enticing spices and tastes of international cuisine. Carla starts with your essential recipe for perfect all-American burgers; from there, you can choose to do them up Persian-style with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, lime, and fragrant spices; or give them a Vietnamese twist with pickled veggies, scallions, ginger, and cilantro; or take your burgers to Morocco with gutsy spices, chiles, and feta cheese. Full of Carla's entertaining stories, the book shows how seasoning can transform any simple recipe. A comprehensive spice and flavor guide lets you chart your own course in the kitchen by turning your favorite go-to dish into a culinary trip around the world. In recipes that reflect her own vivacious personality, Carla takes you from Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy to West African Spicy- Sweet Chicken Stew; from German Double-Mustard Potato Salad to Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Beef Roast to Indian Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney; and from Southern Peach Cobbler to Greek Baklava. We all need an aromatic bowl of chicken soup from time to time; with Carla's Comfort Foods, you can perk it up Italian-style with fresh basil and oregano; or have a taste of India with cilantro, curry, cumin, and turmeric; for a Caribbean treat, make it fragrant with lime, thyme, and cayenne pepper. From Nashville to Naples to Nigeria, nothing gathers friends and family around the table like the flavors of home. Now you can hug your friends and family with Carla's incredibly flavorful takes on creamy soups and noodles, fragrant stews and dumplings, and mouthwatering pastries, pies, and tarts. Join Carla for a delicious journey!

Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle

by Lars Anderson

A stunning work of narrative nonfiction, Carlisle vs. Army recounts the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that pitted one of America's finest athletes, Jim Thorpe, against the man who would become one of the nation's greatest heroes, Dwight D. Eisenhower. But beyond telling the tale of this momentous event, Lars Anderson also reveals the broader social and historical context of the match, lending it his unique perspectives on sports and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century. This story begins with the infamous massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee, in 1890, then moves to rural Pennsylvania and the Carlisle Indian School, an institution designed to "elevate" Indians by uprooting their youths and immersing them in the white man's ways. Foremost among those ways was the burgeoning sport of football. In 1903 came the man who would mold the Carlisle Indians into a juggernaut: Glenn "Pop" Warner, the son of a former Union Army captain. Guided by Warner, a tireless innovator and skilled manager, the Carlisle eleven barnstormed the country, using superior team speed, disciplined play, and tactical mastery to humiliate such traditional powerhouses as Harvard, Yale, Michigan, and Wisconsin-and to, along the way, lay waste American prejudices against Indians. When a troubled young Sac and Fox Indian from Oklahoma named Jim Thorpe arrived at Carlisle, Warner sensed that he was in the presence of greatness. While still in his teens, Thorpe dazzled his opponents and gained fans across the nation. In 1912 the coach and the Carlisle team could feel the national championship within their grasp. Among the obstacles in Carlisle's path to dominance were the Cadets of Army, led by a hardnosed Kansan back named Dwight Eisenhower. In Thorpe, Eisenhower saw a legitimate target; knocking the Carlisle great out of the game would bring glory both to the Cadets and to Eisenhower. The symbolism of this matchup was lost on neither Carlisle's footballers nor on Indians across the country who followed their exploits. Less than a quarter century after Wounded Knee, the Indians would confront, on the playing field, an emblem of the very institution that had slaughtered their ancestors on the field of battle and, in defeating them, possibly regain a measure of lost honor. Filled with colorful period detail and fascinating insights into American history and popular culture, Carlisle vs. Army gives a thrilling, authoritative account of the events of an epic afternoon whose reverberations would be felt for generations. "Carlisle vs. Army is about football the way that The Natural is about baseball." -Jeremy Schaap.

Carlos and the Squash Plant

by Jan Romero Stevens

Set in northern New Mexico, young Carlos refuses to take a bath after his farm work each day, until a plant sprouts in his ear.

Carlos Marcello

by Robert Miller Stefano Vaccara

"Like getting a pebble out my shoe."New Orleans is the true birthplace of the Sicilian mafia in America. Carlos Marcello controlled organized crime in Louisiana and across the Southeast in the 1950s and '60s. He was untouchable until he met the Kennedy Brothers. Once Robert Kennedy became attorney general, Marcello was deported to Guatemala and swore to seek revenge. It became a duel to the death. Marcello found his "patsy," a former marine with a Russian wife. Lee Harvey Oswald was the perfect fall guy but he never pulled the trigger.

Carlota

by Scott O'Dell

A young girl relates her feelings and experiences as a participant in the battle of San Pasqual during the last days of the war between Califor-nians and Americans.

Carlotta's Kittens and the Club of Mysteries

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

A blessed event CARLOTTA'S KITTENS have arrived--five adorable pink-nosed, silk-eared bundles of fur. But what a responsibility for the five male cats in the Club of Mysteries! It's their job not only to protect the kittens from the dangers of the world- like the tough river rats and the even tougher Steak Knife and his gang (and his collection of the tails of his victims)-but also to teach them the skills every cat needs to survive. And hardest of all, to find them good homes before they end up at the dreaded pound. The Club of Mysteries gang has a hard enough time figuring out the ways of the world for themselves-how can they raise a litter of helpless kittens?

Carl's Christmas

by Alexandra Day

A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve.

Carl's Snowy Afternoon

by Alexandra Day

When Madeleine's parents go to the Pond Party, they leave Carl and the baby at home for a cozy winter afternoon with a babysitter. But Carl and Madeleine have plans of their own---they want to play in the snow! After getting all bundled up, they sneak off to go sledding, build a snowman, and even make an appearance at the party and try sliding on the ice at the pond. Of course, resourceful Carl gets the baby home before her parents return--and the babysitter is never the wiser. Everyone's favorite Rottweiler appears here in a wintertime romp. Picture descriptions added.

Carly Patterson

by Jeff Savage

Carly Patterson electrified audiences with her performance at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Displaying amazing poise, this sixteen-year-old helped the U.S. women's gymnastics team win the silver medal in the team competition and she also won an individual silver in her best apparatus, the balance beam. But Carly's biggest moment came when she beat out some of the world's top gymnasts to win gold in the all-around competition. Read about the best female gymnast at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Carmella's Quest: Taking on College Sight Unseen

by Carmella Broome

The author, who is blind, describes her years at North Greenville College.

Carmen

by Prosper Merimee Geeorge Burnham Ives

The swashbuckling story that inspired one of the world's most beloved operasThe novella that was the basis for one of the most popular operas of all time, Prosper Merimee's Carmen is swashbuckling story of a nineteenth-century Spanish soldier who deserts his post to pursue the fiery gypsy beauty, Carmen -- who seems to love him yet nonetheless seems to do everything in her power to escape him.But the opera, it turns out, is only based on a part of the larger adventure that is Carmen. The story opens, for example, with Prosper Merimee himself meeting an famous (and on-the-run) highwayman on the plains of Andalusia. Helping the dangerous robber -- whom he feels is a kind of Robin Hood -- he is rewarded with the story of the wild Gypsy woman he knows of back in Seville ...What follows is a swashbuckling tale to rival those of Zorro, with sword fights and and horse chases and wild dancing and more -- except, no mezzo-sopranos.

Carmen

by Walter Dean Myers

Into the summer heat of New York's Spanish Harlem strides Carmen, a chica who is as hot as the sizzling city streets. When she first meets Jose, she falls for him hard. He's not like the gansta types she knows--tipo duros who are tough, who think they are players. But Jose has a quick temper, and he likes to get his own way. And nobody gets in Carmen's way. When Escamillo rolls into town, everyone takes notice of the Latino Jay-Z-a quadruple-threat singer/rapper/producer/businessman. But he only notices one person--Carmen. And Carmen has given up on Jose--he's not going to get her out of her tough neighborhood, el barrio, and into the action. Escamillo will. But Jose won't let that happen. Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of an enduring love story.

Carmen Dog

by Carol Emshwiller

"Combines the cruel humor of Candide with the allegorical panache of Animal Farm."--Entertainment Weekly"Carol is the most unappreciated great writer we've got. Carmen Dog ought to be a classic in the colleges by now . . . It's so funny, and it's so keen."--Ursula K. Le Guin"A rollicking outre satire.... full of comic leaps and absurdist genius."--Bitch "A wise and funny book."--The New York Times"This trenchant feminist fantasy-satire mixes elements of Animal Farm, Rhinoceros and The Handmaid's Tale.... Imagination and absurdist humor mark [Carmen Dog] throughout, and Emshwiller is engaging even when most savage about male-female relationships."--Booklist"Her fantastic premise allows Emshwiller canny and frequently hilarious insights into the damaging sex-role stereotypes both men and women perpetuate."--Publishers WeeklyThe debut title in our Peapod Classics line, Carol Emshwiller's genre-jumping debut novel is a dangerous, sharp-eyed look at men, women, and the world we live in.Everything is changing: women are turning into animals, and animals are turning into women. Pooch, a golden setter, is turning into a beautiful woman--although she still has some of her canine traits: she just can't shuck that loyalty thing--and her former owner has turned into a snapping turtle. When the turtle tries to take a bite of her own baby, Pooch snatches the baby and runs. Meanwhile, there's a dangerous wolverine on the loose, men are desperately trying to figure out what's going on, and Pooch discovers what she really wants: to sing Carmen.Carmen Dog is the funny feminist classic that inspired writers Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler to create the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award.

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