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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents Worldwide and represents a largely "silent" public health epidemic. Advances in acute medical care have resulted in better survival rates, but long-term quality of life remains of ongoing concern. The cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences of TBI frequently pose life long problems for these children and their families leading to substantial economic and societal costs.
Dr. Christy Moser had returned to her close-knit Louisiana parish, determined to uncover the truth about her troubled family past. Suddenly complications arise: two terrifying attempts on her life and Reilly Delancey, a handsome SWAT specialist who won't let her out of his sight until the would-be killer is caught.... Reilly never signed on to be someone's bodyguard. Especially not a woman as self-assured, as beautiful, as frustrating as Christy. With her sights set on conducting a private investigation, the sexy pediatrician pleads with Reilly for help. Unable to refuse-or resist-Reilly digs deeper into who framed the people closest to Christy. Before long a new culprit steps forward. A culprit who could end Reilly's career-and ultimately seal Christy's fate.
In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story. He addresses his early years--shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and have inspired his world-cherished body of fiction. In the spare, absorbing, and sometimes dreamlike prose that translator Mark Polizzotti captures unerringly, Modiano offers a memoir of his first twenty-one years. Termed one of his "finest books" by the Guardian, Pedigree is both a personal exploration and a luminous portrait of a world gone by. Pedigree sheds light on the childhood and adolescence that Modiano explores in Suspended Sentences, Dora Bruder, and other novels. In this work he re-creates the louche, unstable, colorful world of his parents under the German Occupation; his childhood in a household of circus performers and gangsters; and his formative friendship with the writer Raymond Queneau. While acknowledging that memory is never assured, Modiano recalls with painful clarity the most haunting moments of his early life, such as the death of his ten-year-old brother. Pedigree, Modiano's only memoir, is a gift to his readers and a master key to the themes that have inspired his writing life.
Pedigree is Georges Simenon's longest, most unlikely, and most adventurous novel, the book that is increasingly seen to lie at the heart of his outsize achievement as a chronicler of modern self and society. In the early 1940s, Simenon began work on a memoir of his Belgian childhood. He showed the initial pages to André Gide, who urged him to turn them into a novel. The result was, Simenon later quipped, a book in which everything is true but nothing is accurate. Spanning the years from the beginning of the century, with its political instability and terrorist threats, to the end of the First World War in 1918, Pedigree is an epic of everyday existence in all its messy unfinished intensity and density, a story about the coming-of-age of a precocious and curious boy and the coming to be of the modern world.
Win, Place. . .Or Die.The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. . .and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.For, as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.
It's a special Christmas for the Pee Wee Scouts--Mrs. Peters is about to have a baby!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Summer vacation is here and all of the Pee Wees are excited about their new swimming badge. All, that is, except for Molly, who doesn't know how to swim and is afraid of the water. Can Molly earn her badge without actually getting wet? She does her best to avoid the water, but when the day of Jody's big pool party arrives, it's time for Molly to sink or swim! The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the many Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, # 11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, #17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, #19 Piles of Pets, #20 Fishy Wishes, #21 Pee Wees on Skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads On Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, #26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, #33 Halloween Helpers. and #39 Molly For Mayor. And there are even more pee Wee Scout books coming to Bookshare!
The Pee Wees have to fill a time capsule to earn their last badge of 2000. But what one tiny thing will leave a lasting impression for scouts of tomorrow? It's not an easy question, but the Pee Wees are up to the challenge--and eager to make their mark on the future.
Join the Pee Wee Scouts for fun and adventure as they make friends and earn badges.Ready . . . Get set . . . Read!The Pee Wee Scouts are going to get library cards. And in addition to a Reading Badge, Mrs. Peters is going to give a prize to the scout who reads and reports on the most books. But having a library card is a lot of responsibility. The Pee Wees are excited to check out new books, but soon there's trouble. Tracy's new library book has fallen through a hole in her book bag, Tim's baby brother has colored his book, and Molly's dog Skippy ate hers. Will they get their Reading Badge if Mrs. Peters finds out? And how are they going to pay for the lost and damaged books?
Molly Duff watches the clock on the classroom wall--tick, tick, tick. Nearly three o'clock. Time for Pee Wee Scouts! Troop 23 runs out of the classroom and down the stairs--clop, clop, clop.Tuesday is their meeting day. Molly can't wait. Today Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, will show them how to bake cookies to earn a cookie badage. And next week is the big Skating Party!But Molly has never baked or skated before. A cookie badge or a skating badge. Will Molly earn a badge at all?
Who's that kid with the wheels? Is he a visitor? No, he's Jody George, new Pee Wee Scout. Molly is worried. She can't think of anything to say to someone new. But she is more worried about earning her hobby badge.Mrs. Peters says extra-clever Pee Wees can combine their hobbies with the program the Scouts will perform for Grandparents Day. But every hobby Molly starts turns into disaster. Even the goldfish she bought to make goldfish babies won't cooperate. The hobby hunt is on!
Halloween is here. Parties, costumes, pumpkins. The Pee Wee Scouts listen to Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, tell them all about the holiday plans. First, a trip to Mr. Riley's pumpkin farm. Next, carving the pumpkins with a safe tool. Then, the big Halloween party!Molly Duff is so excited about the fun and the food and games that the Pee Wees will play. She even plans her own special good deed. But when Mrs. Peters tells the Pee Wees where the Halloween party will be, Molly almost cries. Oh, no! Not there.Bad news for Molly means grumpy pumpkins everywhere.
Mrs. Peters is missing! The Pee Wees' leader has been called out of town on a family emergency. Who will run their scout meetings now that Mrs. Peters is gone? And who will help the Pee Wees plan their big Halloween party? Captain Spencer is the first substitute to take charge. He makes everyone march in a line and uses big words that nobody understands. Then there's ditzy Brandi. She laughs at Roger's dumb jokes and thinks slime-ball art is a fun project. Molly is sure there will be no costume contests or bobbing for apples this year. But then the Pee Wees get another substitute leader. And she has a plan to make this the best Halloween ever!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Here comes Hollywood! Moviemakers are coming to town to film the story of Columbus. Molly wants to be a star. So do all the other Pee Wees. But they have been cast as extras. Extras! Forget about fame. Forget about Holywood. Unless there's a way to make the director notice them. Hmmm...
Believing that she would be a good mayor of the imaginary town Peeweeville, Molly declares her candidacy. Yet when Roger enters the race and promises everyone free candy for their votes, Molly must come up with a creative campaign to win the race.
What's the Fourth of July without a good old-fashioned parade down Main Street? The Pee Wees will get to ride real, live ponies down the street! Uh-oh. Molly can't remember ever meeting a real horse. She's seen pictures of them. She knows they are big. Very big. With big feet. She's the only one who doesn't know how to ride. Can you put training wheels on a horse?
It's wintertime. Time for the Pee Wees to head for the slopes--the bunny slopes. How do you start? How do you stop? The Pee Wees have lots of questions to ask about skiing. But the Pee Wees' biggest question comes when a snowstorm leaves them stranded in their van on the way home. Without food.Will they have to eat each other?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Caring for the environment becomes the Pee Wees' main concern as they work to earn their Save-the-Earth badges.
Howard Fast's firsthand account of the infamous 1949 Peekskill riots, including historical documents, photos, and newspaper repotsIn 1949, author Howard Fast found himself in the middle of a violent and terrifying anticommunist riot in Peekskill, New York. Fast was the master of ceremonies at a civil rights benefit concert featuring Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, and others. But local newspapers stoked anticommunist anger, and the event was besieged by a mob armed with rocks, clubs, fence posts, and knives. Fast's Peekskill, USA is a blow-by-blow account of the bloody riots, which led to the beating of the first black combat pilot in the US Air Force, Eugene Bullard. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection Allen Fein-- née Ari Feinberg--is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: "Girls," the hawker says. "Three-hundred-and-sixty-degree all-around stage." This is the Times Square Allen remembers. But he's a married man now. Well, maybe one little peek . . . From one of the most dazzling voices in contemporary literature, "Peep Show" is a funny, surprising, surreal story of sexual longing and the deeper shadows of desire. In the peep show, you never know who's behind the curtain. A selection from the acclaimed volume What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. An eBook short.
A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life. Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . . Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror. .
This book presents the goals that drive the developers of the best-known peer-to-peer systems, the problems they've faced, and the technical solutions they've found. The contributors are leading developers of well-known peer-to-peer systems, such as Gnutella, Freenet, Jabber, Popular Power, SETI@Home, Red Rover, Publius, Free Haven, Groove Networks, and Reputation Technologies. Topics include metadata, performance, trust, resource allocation, reputation, security, and gateways between systems.
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality -- the stuff of all great adventures.
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed.
The SUNDAY TIMES number 1 bestseller -- the extraordinary life story of the greatest footballer ever to play the game.