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Lying at the end of her life in the room where she was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like to grow up on the Ohio frontier.
Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream press to handle. Sample the groundbreaking reporting from the news organization whose motto is "Give us thirty minutes -- we'll waste it."
What's a little lamb to do about a big, oafish coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course! "This folk tale from the west of Mexico is energetically told and comfortably packed with many recognizable motifs. Aardema and Mathers are felicitously paired in a tale of trickery rewarded that begs to be read aloud. A glossary to correct Spanish pronunciation is conveniently placed at the beginning of the tale."--(starred)Horn Book.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade--or, in Piper Brody's case, make a Craigslist ad offering yourself up as a hired bridesmaid! A hilarious, touching, coming-of-age novel from debut author Anne Wagener.Piper is a recent college grad who decides to sell her body on Craigslist--as a hired bridesmaid. Her airport bookseller job just isn't bringing home the turkey bacon, and no one's going to pay her to analyze Milton's poetry. Turns out, having an English literature degree from an upstanding university isn't all it's cracked up to be. Piper's Craigslist endeavor soon picks up steam, netting her clients such as Southern peach Stacey, whose interracial marriage causes a family feud, and Alex, a bride-to-be who's so type A she's type A-plus. Between fighting off matching T-shirt-wearing teams of "bustle bitches" at gown sales and learning more about fondant than the Cake Boss, Piper falls for Charlie Bell, the brother of a client. A fellow aspiring writer, Charlie's the only person recently who's encouraged Piper to follow her dreams. Not to mention, he's pretty darn cute. But when Charlie turns out to be the groom in one of her gigs--and set to marry the craziest bridezilla of them all--Piper must band together with her newfound friends and stop Charlie from making the biggest mistake of his life.
Vic Varallo is an ambitious police officer. He and his wife Laura fix up a room for a guest, Ross Duncan, who seems extremely likeable but a little odd. Ross reveals to Vic that he is flat broke, financially crippled by alimony to his ex-wife Helene. That is, until Helene is killed, and Ross charged with her murder. But against appearances, Vic believes in Ross's innocence. So he sets to work through a tangled mass of evidence and discovers some very odd things about a certain Mr Reilly, an eccentric old mother - and the dead woman herself . . .
No woman can resist a single dad with a toddler in tow. At least, that's what journalist Nick Hansen is setting out to prove for his article on dating. So in the name of research, the confirmed bachelor borrows his two-year-old nephew and becomes an instant daddy. But Nick hadn't counted on meeting someone like beautiful Shannon McEvoy. Now, how can he ever convince Shannon that his feelings for her are real when everything else she knows about him is anything but?
A fan-favorite contemporary romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. During her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love Dan Black Horse to his retreat in the Cascade range. But returning to her Native roots, and Dan's loving arms, is harder than she ever imagined. Originally published in 2010.
We're going to have a child. You need to come home so we can get married. So wrote Hannah Gustavson to her childhood sweetheart, the father of her baby. But with no response, she was forced to marry another man. . . her lover's brother. Tall, handsome and honorable, Judd Seavers could make any woman's heart race. Hannah was no exception, and she was awed by the ex-soldier who gave her his name. A forbidden love as grand as the Rockies crested between them. But a shadow loomed. Would the baby's father come home? And if he did, would Judd return his borrowed bride?
Having been forced to act as mother and housekeeper during Mama's illness, Amanda has a holiday in Memphis, far removed from her family, and finds her world expanding even as she grows to understand and appreciate her background.
Librarian Minnie Hamilton spreads the joy of reading throughout Chilson, Michigan, with her bookmobile, but she doesn't ride alone. Her rescue cat, Eddie, and a group of volunteers are always on board to deliver cheer--until one of her helpers gets checked out for good...When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she's worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she's determined to keep her patrons--and Eddie's fans--happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn't see Eddie. The library director doesn't exactly know about the bookmobile's furry co-pilot.But when a volunteer dies on the bookmobile's route, Minnie finds her traveling library in an even more precarious position. Although the death was originally ruled a hunting accident, a growing stack of clues is pointing towards murder. It's up to Minnie and Eddie to find the killer, and fast--before the best chapter of her life comes to a messy close...a messy close....
A woman is killed and cut up like a slaughtered animal, but the worst is yet to come.
It's the last night of Hanukkah at Rachel's house, and there aren't enough potato latkes for all their guests! So Rachel goes next door to borrow some potatoes from sweet Mrs. Greenberg. Every year, their neighbor is all alone on Hanukkah, and every year Rachel's family invites her to come over. But Mrs. Greenberg always says she doesn't want to be a bother. "She's got a heart of gold, but she's as stubborn as an ox," says Mama. Luckily, Rachel is every bit as kind-hearted and stubborn--and she just might be clever enough to get Mrs. Greenberg to change her mind!
Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughtersby Jeannine Atkins
As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irene too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed Names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.
B. J. SAMPLES...INSTANT WIFE?B. J. Samples believed tracking down her uncle's most enigmatic-and devastatingly handsome-foster son would be the most difficult part of her P.I. assignment. But it was nothing compared to her job after she found him: pretending to be his blushing bride!Undercover cop Daniel Andreas was stunned when Brittany Samples walked back into his life and was instantly forced to play a role for her own safety-and for his. Despite the danger they courted, their attraction was stronger than ever. With so much at stake, could Daniel save them in time to offer her the role of a lifetime...as his real wife?
Who Is Montgomery Fairfax? Though she possesses remarkable talents and astonishing insight, Veronica MacLeod knows nothing about the man who appears from nowhere to prevent her from committing the most foolish and desperate act of her life. Recently named Lord Fairfax of Doncaster Hall, the breathtaking, secretive stranger agrees to perform the one act of kindness that can rescue the Scottish beauty from scandal and disgrace-by taking Veronica as his bride. Journeying with Montgomery Fairfax to his magnificent estate in the Highlands, Veronica knows deep in her heart that this is a man she can truly love-a noble soul, a caring and passionate lover whose touch awakens feelings she's never before known. Yet there are ghosts in Montgomery's shuttered past that haunt him still. Unless Veronica can somehow unlock the enigma that is her new husband, their powerful passion could be undone by the sins and sorrows of yesterday.
A voyage and an adventure as sublime as any in the history of the universe.<P> Aaron Schoenfeld has parlayed a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science and a sharp tongue into an improbable second career as director of a project to plan and execute the first interstellar voyage. The trip to Alpha Centauri will take many years and might end up being a one-way journey for the crew.<P> His old acquaintance Jack Lumet may be the unlikely source of an answer. An anthropologist obsessed with the myths of Native Americans, he once wrote a paper about Wise Oak, an Iroquois sachem who claimed to have ridden a cosmic version of the Hudson, a tidal river that flows both ways, to the stars and back.<P> In a world where money for space journeys is hard to come by, even a slightly mad theory that suggests a possible shortcut to the stars is an attractive possibility for the people who believe more in humanity's destiny among the stars than they do in safety considerations, minimal risks, or taking no for an answer.
In Jack Campbell's New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, Campbell takes his readers through a grand adventure in space. In Borrowed Time, seven stories take readers on an equally grand journey through time. A new author's note accompanies each story.The centerpiece of Borrowed Time is "Betty Knox and Dictionary Jones in the Mystery of the Missing Teenage Anachronisms." When you've traveled through time and are stuck in the body of your 15-year-old self, it isn't the best time to have some other time travelers looking to kill you. Especially when the person who's supposed to be keeping an eye out for the bad guys is stuck in his own 15-year-old body. And it's 1964: when you're both 15 and your parents don't want you spending time alone, how are you going to save your lives? SFRevu called this story "one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time."In four interlinked short stories, Temporal Interventionists Tom and Pam meet cute, then work together to solve some of history's greatest mysteries. Discover the real origin of the Spanish Flu. Learn why a massive and mysterious explosion in 1908 happened to occur in the world's least-inhabited region. Consider the possibility that the development of ironclad warships by both the South and the North at the exact same time during the American Civil War might have been more than coincidence. And why don't we know exactly who fired the Shot Heard Round the World, the lone gunshot that started the American Revolution?In "Joan," Kate is a time-traveling researcher who's gotten a little too close to Joan of Arc both in time and emotionally. With no distance, scientific or otherwise, what will happen when she has a chance to rescue Joan from being burnt at the stake?Our journey through time concludes with "Crow's Feat," when a skeptical writer goes back to Elizabethan England to discover the true author of Shakespeare's plays.Borrowed Timeis the second in a series of short story collections from Jack Campbell.
It is a golden evening of high summer. Walking a ridge on the Welsh Borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later Timariot learns from the newspapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Fascinated by the dead woman's memory, he is sucked into the complex motives and tortured relationships of her family and friends, searching against his better judgment for the secret of what really happened the day she died. The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.
She'd Just Sold a Day in Her Life For a Million Dollars....When a stranger made an unusual request-to buy a past day of Kathleen Welles's life-she immediately took the offer. She sold that wicked Wednesday, a year ago, when she'd behaved like a spoiled, petulant princess and thrown tantrums over trifles. It was the day she'd lost the one man she could ever love.Now She Was Living on Borrowed Time....The last thing Kathleen expected was to be transported back to the very day she'd sold. Could she smile at silly annoyances and shamelessly force Zachary Foster info love everlasting? She had a mere twenty-four hours to make the unwilling Zach warm to her. And the clock was ticking....
The tragic true story of a love cut short by AIDS, written by National Book Award winner Paul Monette<P> In 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed Time traces this love story from start to tragic finish. At a time when the medical community was just beginning to understand this mysterious and virulent disease, Monette and others like him were coming to terms with unfathomable loss. This personal account of the early days of the AIDS crisis tells the story of love in the face of death.<P> A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of the first memoirs to deal candidly with AIDS and is as moving and relevant now as it was more than twenty-five years ago. Written with fierce honesty and heartwarming tenderness, this book is part love story, part testimony, and part requiem.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
In this delightful, funny and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a 26-year-old children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, 10-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly anti-gay classes. Lucy, a rebel at heart beneath her librarian's exterior, stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours, with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embark on an improvised road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets and an inconvenient boyfriend thrown in their path. Along the way, Lucy struggles to make peace with her Russian immigrant father and his fugitive past, and is forced to use his shady connections to escape discovery. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the strange man on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Meet art historian Vicky Bliss, She is as beautiful as she is brainy--with unassailable courage, insatiable curiosity, and an expertise in lost museum treasures that often leads her into the most dangerous of situations. A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of the sixteenth century, may be hidden in a medieval German castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets. But the treasure hunt soon turns deadly. Here, where the blood of the long forgotten damned stains ancient stones, Vicky must face two equally perilous possibilities. Either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits this place. . .or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find.
A tiny family lives under the kitchen floor of a house and "borrows" things from those who live above them. Although it is dangerous to be seen by humans, the daughter of the family befriends the human boy who lives in the house above.
From the book: Driven out of their cozy house by the rat catcher, the Borrowers find themselves homeless. Worse, they are lost and alone in a frightening new world: the outdoors. Nearly everything outside--cows, moths, field mice, cold weather--is a life-threatening danger for the tiny Borrowers. But as they bravely journey across country in search of a new home and learn how to survive in the wild, Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, discover that the world beyond their old home has more joy, drama, and people than they'd ever imagined. "Readers who found Mary Norton's The Borrowers just about perfect may approach this one with the nervous premonition that it couldn't possibly be as good. It is, though--and in some ways even better." --The New York Times Book Review Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Driven from their home in the big house, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty take up life in a boot.
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