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On the sinister island where strict obedience to the laws of the mysterious Dr. Sigmundus holds sway, two teens who were never meant to meet or share their dreams, cross paths and set in motion that which rips them from the lives they are meant to lead.
Nobody likes a good firing better than Vermont potter Carolyn Emerson -- but a grisly discovery in her own backyard may be too hot to handle...<P> THE ART OF MURDER<P> It's easy enough to misplace a clay piece in a busy paint-your-own-pottery studio like Fire at Will. Misplacing a person, however? Carolyn certainly can't explain why renowned ceramics artist Charles Potter disappeared en route to an appearance at her shop. But everyone's really thrown when the man finally turns up -- and turns out to be none other than her assistant David's long-estranged father.<P> If Richard Atkins (aka Charles Potter) thinks he can just waltz back into Maple Ridge and smooth everything over, he's sorely mistaken. Instead of being greeted with open arms, he's met wih murder...in Carolyn's raku pit, no less. Now, with David as the prime suspect, Carolyn and her friends in her studio's club, the Firing Squad, must crack the case -- before it explodes in their faces...
A doctor's story about treating addicts and alcoholics in an inpatient addiction treatment hospital, and how he changes along with his patients.
She was a child of the slums skilled in the art of survival. . . Could she harness that talent to save the city from a fiery doom?
Perfect Parker Fadley isn't so perfect anymore. She's quit the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games. But what they don't know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn't something she can say out loud. It isn't even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody, and be totally alone, then everything will be okay... The problem is, nobody will let her.
CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too. Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family and his sergeant -- and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war -- wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store. When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive. Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira.
Just released from jail, 19-year-old Hootie is befriended by Bubba, who's violent and too nice to be trusted. They attract the suspicions of Detective Peter Chigorin in the latest from Solomita, known for his noir police fiction.
"Keep away, Cracker, or he'll hurt you." When Cracker Jackson receives the "anonymous" note, he knows it's from his beloved exbabysitter, Alma. But what can an 11-year-old do, afraid to ask his divorced parents for help, yet desperately aware that Alma's in serious trouble? His best friend, class clown Goat, offers his support, but his schemes are high on lunacy and low on results. And then there's Alma herself, childlike in her affections and faith, caught up in a situation beyond her control. In a tour de force. Betsy Byars brings one of today's most complex issues into compassionate focus, while sending readers on a breakneck roller coaster ride with characters we laugh with, sympathize with, and most of all, remember with love.
Though our roots are in the Colonial South, we Crackers are essentially just another American fusion culture, and our table and our stories are constantly expanding -- nearly as fast as our waistlines. We aren't ashamed of either, and we're always delighted with the prospect of company: someone to feed and make laugh, to listen to our hundred thousand stories of food and family and our long American past.
Freddie Chase is a good football player but afraid to tackle. The Coach is compelled to remove him from the lineup as the team wants to finish the season at the top of the league.
Lisa Lennox's debut novel transports us to the heart of the crack era--the South Bronx, New York, 1989. In the late '80s and early '90s, the crack epidemic swept through inner-city communities like the plague. Mothers abandoned their children and took to the street for a hit. Fathers sold everything they owned to get a taste. The crackhead was rampant. Some neighborhoods were never the same. Enter Laci Johnson, a privileged, smart, beautiful teenage girl from across town, who teams up with the South Bronx Bitches--an infamous girl group known for chasing men and money. When the SBB becomes envious of Laci, they devise a plan to destroy her life. Finding love in the most unexpected of places, Laci turns to a local drug dealer to help save her and heal the wounds of her new addiction.
In Crackhead, the infamous South Bronx Bitches (SBB) grew envious of the well-to-do Laci Johnson. Dink, the drug dealer boyfriend of one of the SBB, fell in love with Laci, which surely did not help her cause. So the SBB had to teach her a lesson--ultimately, the beautiful and promising Laci became addicted to crack. Laci is now recovering from her addiction. She and Dink are adjusting to life as college students at Boston University. But with Laci fighting the demons of her past and Dink struggling to adapt to the legit life away from his former drug empire, will they be able to move forward? All the while Smurf has taken over Dink's drug empire in the South Bronx. When he teams up with the mysterious Dirty, who comes to town with a new product and plans to take over the state, can they avoid the reach of a detective hell-bent on solving the mysterious deaths of Dame, Marco, and Crystal? Or will Smurf's own strained relationship with his mother play a part in the demise of his newly acquired empire? Lisa Lennox delivers in this fast-paced, emotional sequel to her bestselling first novel, Crackhead. With an ending so unexpected, and revenge so cold, fans will be talking about this book for years to come.
The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms Did you love Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories. You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for solving everything from the simplest puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers using secret codes and lost symbols. Over 350 handcrafted cryptograms and ciphers of varying types Tips and tricks for cracking even the toughest code Sutherland is a syndicated puzzle author; Koltko-Rivera is an expert on the major symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry With the helpful information in this friendly guide, you'll be unveiling mysteries and shedding light on history in no time!
In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think--and how to put their secrets to work for you. To create this book, Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers--from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso--and then brought their techniques into the modern home and workplace. The follow-up to the popular THINKERTOYS, which sold over 80,000 copies.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The first book to reveal the vulnerabilities and security issues that exist in the sites that have been built with Drupal?and how to prevent them from continuing Drupal is an open source framework and content management system that allows users to create and organize content, customize presentation, automate tasks, and manage site visitors and contributors. Authored by a Drupal expert, this is the first book to reveal the vulnerabilities and security issues that exist in the sites that have been built with Drupal?and how to prevent them from continuing. The main goal of this guide is to explain how to write code that avoids an attack in the Drupal environment, while also addressing how to proceed if vulnerability has been spotted and then regain control of security.
The experts at The Princeton Review study the GED and other standardized tests each year to make sure you get the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched books possible. Each year we help more than two million students score higher on standardized tests with our courses, best-selling books, and online student services. Our inventive strategies and unique approach to standardized tests have revolutionized the test-prep industry and made us the world's leader in test preparation. The techniques we teach in our courses are in this book. And If It's on the GED, It's in This Book. We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about English, mathematics, social studies, or science-only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the exam. There's a big difference. In Cracking the GED, we'll teach you how to think like the test writers and: *Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you. *Improve your score with test-taking strategies like Backsolving and Process of Elimination. *Ace the exam without needlessly memorizing hundreds of facts. This book includes two full-length practice GED exams. All of our practice test questions are like the ones you'll see on the actual GED.
The 1947 Partition of India is the backdrop for this powerful novel, narrated by a precocious child who describes the brutal transition with chilling veracity. Young Lenny Sethi is kept out of school because she suffers from polio. She spends her days with Ayah, her beautiful nanny, visiting with the large group of admirers that Ayah draws. It is in the company of these working class characters that Lenny learns about religious differences, religious intolerance, and the blossoming genocidal strife on the eve of Partition. As she matures, Lenny begins to identify the differences between the Hindus, Moslems, and Sikhs engaging in political arguments all around her. Lenny enjoys a happy, privileged life in Lahore, but the kidnapping of her beloved Ayah signals a dramatic change. Soon Lenny's world erupts in religious, ethnic, and racial violence. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, the domestic drama serves as a microcosm for a profound political upheaval.
After losing a loved one, "pay attention to the ways in which your relationship continues."So advised Sarah Horowitz in an interview she gave the day before her unexpected death. In A Cracking of the Heart, David Horowitz explores the legacy of his extraordinary daughter's short life, and narrates his quest for a deeper understanding of the child he lost.A remarkable woman and gifted writer, Sarah was afflicted with a birth condition that, while complicating and ultimately shortening her life, never affected her dreams. From an early age, she displayed inspiring courage in facing her own difficulties and boundless compassion for the underserved and overlooked in many communities, from an autistic niece in her own family to uneducated children in Africa.A Cracking of the Heart chronicles the separation of father and daughter through political and familial conflicts, and their slow reunion. Alternately searing and uplifting, it reconciles what could have been with what is, taking the reader through a father's love, frustration, admiration, and grief, to what lies beyond.
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