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This book of eight short science fiction stories includes: The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick, Unreasonable Facsimile by Lester Del Rey, Heav'n, Heav'n by Eric Frank Russell, Venus Trap by Robert Silverberg, Telestassis by M. C. Pease, Wapshot's Demon by Frederik Pohl, The Case for Earth by Eric Frank Russell, The Outcasts by George H. Smith.
Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths. Instead, guided by parents, teachers, managers, and psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.At the heart of this book is Gallup's StrengthsFinder assessment, the product of a 25-year, multimillion-dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 "themes" and reveals how they can be translated into personal and career success. In developing this program, Gallup conducted psychological profiles with more than 2 million individuals to help you learn how to focus and perfect these themes.The book includes a unique access code that allows you to take StrengthsFinder, which analyzes your instinctive reactions and reveals your five most powerful Signature Themes. Once you know which themes you lead with, the book shows you how to use them for your own development, for your success as a manager, and for the success of your organization. With profound insights on how to turn talents into strengths, Now, Discover Your Strengths is one of the most groundbreaking and useful business books ever written.
Alleviate stress, ease pain, cultivate emotional freedom, create a healthier brain, and find enlightenment with cutting-edge techniques from The Now Effect.A leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein takes the mindfulness approach of helping people to connect to the present moment one step further by offering practical techniques to make deep, permanent life changes. He demonstrates how to use the space between stimulus and response to break free from habitual beliefs and thoughts that don't serve you. These techniques allow you to connect with the good in life, approach difficulties with more grace, and get connected with what really matters. In essence, Dr. Goldstein teaches the foundation for how "this very moment can change the rest of your life--Now."To enhance and ease the reader experience, the text contains Microsoft tags of Dr. Goldstein demonstrating his exercises and the eBook includes embedded videos.
Now I Have a Stepparent and It's Kind of Confusing: A Book that Explains Remarriage to Young Childrenby Janet Sinberg Stenson
How do you explain your new marriage to a child? Children get confused when a parent remarries. This book was written to be read by parents, stepparents, and children so they can better understand the issues they all face. The cheerful cartoons provide an easy basis for communication and illustrate specific conflicts that may arise: the frustration of the child who secretly hoped his or her parents would be reunited; the jealousy of the child who has previously had all the attention of the single parent; the child's fear that he or she will be betraying the lost parent by loving the stepparent. With the help of this unique volume, the child can begin to trust and respect the stepparent and understand that he or she is still safe and secure and very much loved.
Book 1 of the Helen Bradley Mysteries. Helen Bradley goes undercover in a respected convalescent home to investigate the mysterious death of a prominent gerontologist. After ten years of widowhood, Helen Bradley is in the prime of her life. She has a wonderful new husband, a terrific job as a freelance travel writer, and an occasional assignment from her former employer--the U.S. government--just to keep life interesting. But a phone call from Irene Kincaid detailing her husband's mysterious death interrupts Helen's pace. Dr. Paul Kincaid was a prominent gerontologist who had developed a number of anti-aging products, including what was hoped to be a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Then Irene dies, and Helen is convinced that there are secrets lurking in Kincaid laboratories that someone is willing to kill for. To discover the truth, she decides to check herself into Kincaid's convalescent home. Her son pleaded with her not to--and once inside, Helen understands why.
Originally published in 1934, author's first novel, about a middle-class family driven into poverty by the Depression, won the Pulitzer Prize and drew clamorous praise. Certainly even after many decades, its characterizations ring remarkably true.
A program specifically designed to counteract the effect of aging, now or never offers you: A simple, fully explained, 6-hour-a week workout you can do at home or in the gym. A completely reshaped and redefined body in only one year. Firmer upper arms, higher breast, curvier buttocks, smoother thighs, and a flatter stomach...And much more.
Was he angry at her for leaving, or for coming back? When Emma Candler returned to Bliss, Tennessee, after four long years trying to find-or lose-herself, she was intent on restoring more than just her nan's termite-tortured old house. She had her life and her dignity to rebuild, too. Every small-town gossip knew all about the family fiasco she had fled from, and the fiancé she had hoped would follow. But Noah Gage wasn't a follower. And he didn't seem too pleased to see her back...or impressed with her attempts to make amends. Maybe there was nothing left between them. But Emma had to try to make things right.
An epic saga of hubris , cruelty, and redemption, Now the Hell Will Start tells the remarkable tale of the greatest manhunt of World War II. Herman Perry, besieged by the hardships of the Indo-Burmese jungle and the racism meted out by his white commanding officers, found solace in opium and marijuana. But on one fateful day, Perry shot his unarmed white lieutenant in the throes of an emotional collapse and fled into the jungle. Brendan I. Koerner spent nearly five years chasing Perry's ghost to the most remote corners of India and Burma. Along the way, he uncovered the forgotten story of the Ledo Road's GIs, for whom Jim Crow was as powerful an enemy as the Japanese-and for whom Herman Perry, dubbed the jungle king, became an unlikely folk hero. .
Curl up with a A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, Now We Are Six. This work includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). It is an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, Now We Are Six is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain.
A proven method for teaching reading skills in mixed-ability classroomsCollaborative Strategic Reading is an innovative new approach to teaching reading that weaves together two instructional programs: cooperative learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction. In small groups, students work through the four main steps-Preview, "Click and Clunk," Get the Gist, and Wrap Up-helping each other improve comprehension and increase reading fluency. This book offers a hands-on guide to implementing CSR in grades 4 through 12. It includes sample dialogues for teachers to use during instruction, ready-to-use activities, a wealth of classroom-ready materials, and tips for training on CSR.Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR and short video clips. A proven program for improving reading skills in mixed-ability classroomsJanette Klingner and bestselling author Sharon Vaughn are the originators of CSRCSR recently won a highly coveted i3 (Investing in Innovation) grant from the U.S. Department of EducationHow to Teach Collaborative Strategic Reading helps educators, reading specialists, and staff developers create better readers through CSR.
Ollie Allman: Pitcher It's not only Ollie's pitches that are sometimes outside, Ollie himself feels like an outsider: His family's moved around so much Ollie's never lived anyplace long enough to make real friends. It doesn't help that he's a little weird -- he's the Scrappers' best pitcher, but he relies on tricks and gimmicks like talking to himself on the mound. The trouble is, the opposing teams' batters can hear what he's saying, and they know exactly what he's going to throw. It's enough to make Ollie want to quit the team -- even if the Scrappers can't win without him.
A collection of personal writing exercises and commentary from some of today's best novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Virgil Suarez, Margot Livesay, and more. What's the secret behind the successful and prolific careers of critically acclaimed novelists and short story writers Amy Bloom, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alison Lurie, and others? Divine assistance? Otherworldly talent? An unsettlingly close relationship with the Muse? While the rest of us are staring at blank sheets of paper, struggling to come up with a first sentence, these writers are busy polishing off story after story and novel after novel. Despite producing work that may seem effortless, all of them have a simple technique for fending off writer's block: the writing exercise. In Now Write!, Sherry Ellis collects the personal writing exercises of today's best writers and lays bare the secret to their success. - In "The Photograph," Jill McCorkle divulges one of her tactics for handling material that takes plots in a million different directions; - National Book Award-nominee Amy Bloom offers "Water Buddies," an exercise for writers practicing their craft in workshops; - Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal and Candyfreak, provides a way to avoiding purple prose in "The Five-Second Shortcut to Writing in the Lyric Register"; - and eighty-three more of the country's top writers disclose their strategies for creating memorable prose. Complemented by brief commentary from the authors themselves, the exercises in Now Write! are practical and hands-on. By encouraging writers to shamelessly steal proven techniques that have yielded books which have won National Book Awards, Pulitzers, and Guggenheim grants, Now Write! inspires the aspiring writer to write now. .
An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more! Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in Now Write! Nonfictionculled from the personal stashes of bestselling and critically-acclaimed nonfiction authors like legendary essayist Gay Talese (Thy Neighbor's Wife), New York Times-bestselling authors Ishmael Beah (A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier) Reza Aslan (No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam), and Tilar Mazzeo (The Widow Clicquot), 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner John Matteson (Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father), creative nonfiction icon Lee Gutkind (Creative Nonfictionmagazine), and many other top memoirists, journalists, and teachers of creative nonfiction, these exercises offer fresh ideas for every facet of creative nonfiction writing, from pushing through writers block to organizing a story, capturing character to fine-tuning dialogue, injecting new life into a finished piece to starting a new work from scratch. Now Write! Nonfictionwill take you out into the field with creative nonfiction's master practitioners: *Peek inside Gay Talese's mind, as he shares the "writer's road map" he used to organize information for his classic book Thy Neighbor's Wifeand his seminal essay "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold. " *Learn from Reza Aslan why what you rememberisn't as important as why you remember it the way you do *Explore the importance of cultural nuance in language with Ishmael Beah *Discover Lee Gutkind's simple trick, performed with a highlighter, that can help any writer identify whether their piece is truly showing action, or just telling An essential resource that will help writers of any level to hone their craft and get writing, Now WRite! Nonfictionoffers over 80 quick, simple excersises trusted by top nonfiction writers to get their pen moving!
Featuring speculative fiction-writing exercises from Harlan Ellison (R), Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, screenwriters of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more. The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including: -Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title -Jack Ketchum, on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale -Piers Antony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers-including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards-is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary. .
A talented painter in her early thirties, Paris Sweeney has achieved enviable success: her work sells at an exclusive New York City gallery, and her popularity is at an all-time high. Life is good, and Sweeney, as she prefers to be called, is content. But lately, Sweeney's dreams -- lush, vivid, and drenched in vibrant hues -- seem to echo a growing restlessness that has taken hold of her. Suddenly, impulsively, Sweeney falls into a night of intense passion with millionaire Richard Worth. Now, the true dangers of her all-consuming urges are about to be revealed where Sweeney least expects it: in her paintings. After a creative frenzy she can barely recall, Sweeney discovers she has rendered a disturbing image -- a graphic murder scene. Against her better instincts, she returns to the canvas time and again, filling out each chilling detail piece by piece. But when a shattering, real-life murder mirrors her creation, Sweeney falls under suspicion. With every stroke of her brush, she risks incriminating herself with her inexplicable knowledge of a deadly crime. And every desire -- including her hunger for Richard -- is loaded with uncertainty as Sweeney races to unmask a killer.
What's going on? All of a sudden, Sabrina keeps popping out of real life and into a novel or TV show! Then a few seconds later she pops back to the real world again. So far, no one has witnessed her strange disappearances. But how long can she be that lucky? Sabrina is sure it's just another pop quiz from the Quizmaster. But she can't come up with the right solution, and there's a party at the roller rink tonight. What if she's skating and just disappears into thin air? Won't everyone think that's a teeny bit weird? Even worse, every time Sabrina pops out, she's gone a little longer. If this keeps up, she could disappear from real life completely!
Mary-Kate and Ashley have great tricks ready for the Harrington magic show. They're sure to be a hit! But before show time, Ashley's partner leaves her trapped in a box and Mary-Kate's mind-reading horse disappears. The girls are going to need some real magic to get out of this one!
With Wendy's new glasses, she begins to see cheerful corpses, old crones disguised as teenyboppers, and portals to another world-- a place where everyone knows of the glasses' powers and will do anything they can to get them.
When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to every member of the incoming freshman class in 2003, they didn't expect the uproar that followed. Critics called it a waste: What educational value could a music player have for college kids? Yet by the end of the year, Duke students had found academic uses for the new devices in virtually every discipline. The iPod experiment proved to be a classic example of the power of disruption -- a way of refocusing attention to illuminate unseen possibilities. Using cutting-edge research on the brain, Davidson shows how the phenomenon of "attention blindness" shapes our lives, and how it has led to one of the greatest problems of our historical moment: Although we blog, tweet, and text as if by instinct, far too many of us still toil in schools and workplaces designed for the last century, not the one we live in. To change this, we must ask ourselves critical questions: How can we redesign our schools to prepare our kids for the challenges they'll face as adults? What will the workers and workplaces of the future look like? And how can we learn to adapt to life changes that seem almost too revolutionary to contemplate?Davidson takes us on a tour of the future of work and education, introducing us to visionaries whose groundbreaking ideas will soon affect us all. Now You See It opens a window onto the possibilities of a world in which the rigid ideas of the twentieth century have been wiped away and replaced with the flowing, collaborative spirit built into the very design of the Internet.
With their last near-death investigation behind them, Detective David Rodriguez and reporter Mari Kinsella must take on another bizarre case-this time a NYC killer who seems to be from another time and place.
"Nowhere Is a Place is a powerful portrait of family secrets, damage, and healing, probing deep below the surface of an African American family's history to mend present day relationships . . . Ms. McFadden has a beautiful writing style that is simultaneously lyrical and transparent. In parts of the narrative, time seems to stand still as she describes an event in riveting minute to minute detail. Other times she employs a kind of poetic shorthand that condenses long periods of time, years even, into a few sentences."--New York Journal of Books"An engrossing multigenerational saga . . . With her deep engagement in the material and her brisk but lyrical prose, McFadden creates a poignant epic of resiliency, bringing Sherry to a well-earned awareness of her place atop the shoulders of her ancestors, those who survived so that she might one day, too."--Publishers Weekly"Telling her story from two perspectives and on two levels--the mother-daughter relationship and Sherry's fictional account--McFadden brings added texture to this story of reconciliation."--Booklist"A poignant tale of self-discovery in the face of a complicated family history."--Brooklyn Daily Eagle"Bernice L. McFadden's Nowhere Is a Place is a hauntingly-disturbing and redemptive frame story of many generations of a Yamasee Native-American and African-American family from pre-slavery times until July 1995."--Bowling Green Daily News"With a good dose of poignancy about life and finding the wisdom of the world for ourselves, Nowhere is a Place is a fine addition to modern literary fiction collections."--The Midwest Book Review"Compelling, beautifully written, and profoundly human, McFadden has conjured a tale of a fractured family who journey across the country and back through history to unearth painful truths that unexpectedly reshape their relationships with each other."--Lynn Nottage, playwright, author of Intimate ApparelNothing can mend a broken heart quite like family. Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most important, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and stubbornly reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry is determined to know the full story. In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them. What Sherry and Dumpling find on their trip is far more important than scenic sites here and there--it is the assorted pieces of their family's past. Pulled together, they reveal a history of amazing survival and abundant joy.Bernice L. McFadden is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels including the classic Sugar, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors' Choice), and Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of two fiction honor awards from the BCALA. Her sophomore novel, The Warmest December, was praised by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison as "searing and expertly imagined." McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The end of the world has come . . . and gone. Jobs, Mo'Steel, 2Face, and a handful of others are the last of the human race. They are all that remain of what we knew as the planet Earth. And they've traveled millions of miles and five hundred years to find a place to begin again. But the ship that now sustains them nearly destroys the survivors. Its computer feeds them images that are incredibly beautiful, intensely horrifying, and very, very dangerous. In order to stay alive, the Remnants have to find a way to work together in an environment that wants to tear them apart. And so far the environment-this strange new place they have to call home-is winning. . . .
...a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller... Wealthy stock trader Michael Hunt is a secretive man with a past he's not even shared with Sonya, his university professor wife. But Sonya is forced to start piecing it together when Michael suddenly goes missing leaving her with millions in debt, a bank foreclosing on their Sydney beach house, and many unanswered questions. And when the global financial crisis erupts, Sonya's world gets even bleaker... Until she stumbles on some strange files... files that will change her life forever . . . The key to repaying her debts... and to finding Michael... at least to why he left... and why he lied. Using the files, Sonya risks everything. Her journey through reeling stock markets, a love-triangle murder and conspiracy takes her from Sydney to Princeton University to ask a famous physicist to help her unlock the mystery. Sonya's hunt for Michael becomes a search for herself. ... if only she knew what he knew...
IT IS THE FUTURE. The year is 2173. Populations on every continent are expanding at alarming rates. Childbirth is thought of as an epidemic or plague. Society appears to be in the early hours of doomsday. Crushed like sardines into towering communal apartments, people are controlled by the Thought Police, whose main weapons are the Mediums, telepathic individuals who can recognize and pinpoint any rebellious thought which might tend to diminish the power of the State. But Roger Barclay has no thought of rebellion. He is simply one unremarkable mortal among millions of others, all of whom are living a life of unspeakable, shrinking containment. So why do his wife and new-born daughter disappear from the maternity hospital? And why do his desperate inquiries meet with a series of lies? It is this which drives him towards the followers of one Cornelius Gunn, the mysterious leader of a group of dissidents.... and a soul-shattering confrontation with the future.
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