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Professor Dahlia JensonStorm Chaser's Log May 10When rugged Jack Trahern aimed his cool blue gaze my way, I knew that I was about to learn a thing or two. But I never expected to discover that my sister was testifying against a syndicate crime boss, making me a target for murder. . . ;and Jack my personal guardian. A past filled with heartache still didn't stop the ripple that ran through me each time Jack was near. And though he was afraid that intimacy would leave room for jeopardy. . . ;we surrendered to passion anyway. But when the danger's gone, will an unforeseen love tempt my bodyguard to stay?
Lucy, Izzy, and Nesta are sassy, sparkling. . . and utterly smitten. InMates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras, Lucy is at a turning point. She doesn't feel like she fits in with her friends Izzie and Nesta. Then Lucy sees the most wonderful boy, and things start to change -- in all areas of her life. Izzie is smitten with Mark inMates, Dates, and Cosmic Kisses. When Izzie cancels plans just so she's available if Mark should call, Lucy and Nesta know they need to intervene. But how can they help when Izzie is convinced that she and Mark are destined to be together?Nesta meets a boy of her own inMates, Dates, and Designer Divas. Simon is rich and his lifestyle is totally glamorous. So is his friend Cressida. But competing for Simon's affections could cost Nesta more than she anticipated.
"You're afraid you are becoming unfaithful, aren't you?" Scott and Rachel's marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. But neither realizes that there's a much larger problem looming. . . . Behind both of their online creations is Melissa, a woman who is brilliant-- and totally insane. Masquerading as both friend and lover, Melissa programmed a search parameter into the Virtual Friend Me software to find her perfect man, but along the way she forgot to specify his marriage status. And Scott is her ideal match. Now Melissa is determined to have it all--Scott, his family, and Rachel's life. As Melissa grows bolder and her online manipulations transition into the real world, Scott and Rachel figure out they are being played. Now it's a race against time as Scott and Rachel fight to save their marriage, and their lives, before it's too late.
The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. "[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt."--Michiko Kakutani, New York TimesFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Harrigan heard the fire door swing shut with a loud clang, and frowned. Then he heard another sound. A cough. "Who's that?" Harrigan swung round towards the door, trying to focus the puny beam of the inspection lamp in the direction from which he thought the sound had come. The beam picked out the blurred outline of someone crouching in the corner of the chamber by the fire door. "Is that you, Sean?" Harrigan called. Then he steadied the beam on the crouching man. The face was not he knew. Harshly, he asked, "I said who are you? You've no business to be in here. Are you from the factory? The crouching man made no reply, but one of his hands moved swiftly through the gloom. There was a soft click and then a searing white explosion of light flashed across the few feet of floor separating the two men.
The Outernet is a web of intergalactic computer networks linked through Servers on different planets. As the series opens, we discover that the evil Tyrant and his henchmen (the FOES) are trying to take over the Outernet and use its powers to control the galaxy. Our heroes, including several not-so-lucky Earth kids, accidentally connect to the Outernet via a lost Server. They must work with the Friends of the Outernet to keep freedom and liberty in the Galaxy. They are assisted (and often hindered) by a hilarious dog and cat team who are disguised agents of the Friends and the FOES.
Discover the unexpected ways friends influence our personalities, choices, emotions, and even physical health in this fun and compelling examination of friendship, based on the latest scientific research and ever-relatable anecdotes.Why is dinner with friends often more laughter filled and less fraught than a meal with family? Although some say it's because we choose our friends, it's also because we expect less of them than we do of relatives. While we're busy scrutinizing our romantic relationships and family dramas, our friends are quietly but strongly influencing everything from the articles we read to our weight fluctuations, from our sex lives to our overall happiness levels.Evolutionary psychologists have long theorized that friendship has roots in our early dependence on others for survival. These days, we still cherish friends but tend to undervalue their role in our lives. However, the skills one needs to make good friends are among the very skills that lead to success in life, and scientific research has recently exploded with insights about the meaningful and enduring ways friendships influence us. With people marrying later--and often not at all--and more families having just one child, these relationships may be gaining in importance. The evidence even suggests that at times friends have a greater hand in our development and well-being than do our romantic partners and relatives.Friends see each other through the process of growing up, shape each other's interests and outlooks, and, painful though it may be, expose each other's rough edges. Childhood and adolescence, in particular, are marked by the need to create distance between oneself and one's parents while forging a unique identity within a group of peers, but friends continue to influence us, in ways big and small, straight through old age.Perpetually busy parents who turn to friends--for intellectual stimulation, emotional support, and a good dose of merriment--find a perfect outlet to relieve the pressures of raising children. In the office setting, talking to a friend for just a few minutes can temporarily boost one's memory. While we romanticize the idea of the lone genius, friendship often spurs creativity in the arts and sciences. And in recent studies, having close friends was found to reduce a person's risk of death from breast cancer and coronary disease, while having a spouse was not.Friendfluence surveys online-only pals, friend breakups, the power of social networks, envy, peer pressure, the dark side of amicable ties, and many other varieties of friendship. Told with warmth, scientific rigor, and a dash of humor, Friendfluence not only illuminates and interprets the science but draws on clinical psychology and philosophy to help readers evaluate and navigate their own important friendships.
After Agent Kendall Frasier's partner is shot in "friendly fire" during a drug bust, she agrees to take a week's vacation on a tropical island as part of her psychiatric evaluation. Sand, sun, sea-what could be better to help her work through her guilt? Even if the presence of the man responsible for the shooting, Agent Zane Vincent, seems counterproductive to her mental health. As Kendall gets to know Zane, and realizes he feels worse about what happened than she does, it becomes impossible to hate him. And their mutual attraction becomes impossible to deny. Kendall and Zane soon agree to put the event that brought them together in the past-and spend the present exploring their most erotic desires. Do they have a future in the real world when their week in paradise is over?18,600 wordsPreviously published; newly revised by author.
Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. Along with her dad and sister, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom, who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted as well.
Kara Collier just can't separate sex and serious relationships. What she needs is a lesson in the pleasures of sex without promises of forever. And who better to teach her than her commitment-shy-and hot-best friend, Ross Gabriel. Problem is, they know too much about each other to actually hit the sheets. Until the night he shows up dressed like a stranger, that is. Soon Kara's enjoying the hottest sex she's ever had. . . without a single thought of "I do!"What started out as a favor for his best friend has suddenly become something much more. Ross doesn't want to admit his feelings for Kara, though-it might mean changing his freedom-loving ways. But when other guys start showing an interest in Kara, Ross can't hide his thoughts anymore. Now he has to persuade Kara that this seductive friendship can go the distance and that his feelings are very real. . . .
First published in 1944, Mary Renault considered this book a response to Radclyffe Hall's 1928 novel The Well of Loneliness. Instead of grim loneliness and social ostracism, Renault's Leonora (Leo) Lane lives a vibrant life with many friends, work she loves, and a satisfying partnership with Helen Vaughan. The unexpected arrival of Leo's sister Elsie tips the balance, however, and leads Leo to make a life-changing choice. The romantic attachment between Leo and Helen is handled subtly, in keeping with the era when this book was written. An afterword written by Renault in 1983, and commentary by critic Lillian Faderman, help to put this novel in a literary context.
Fred Friendly (1915-1998) was the single most important personality in news and public affairs programming during the first four decades of American television. Portrayed by George Clooney in the film Good Night and Good Luck, Friendly, together with Edward R. Murrow, invented the television documentary format and subsequently oversaw the birth of public television. Juggling the roles of producer, policy maker, and teacher, Friendly had an unprecedented impact on the development of CBS in its heyday, wielded extensive influence at the Ford Foundation under the presidency of McGeorge Bundy, and trained a generation of journalists at Columbia University during a tumultuous period of student revolt. Ralph Engelman's biography is the first comprehensive account of Friendly's life and work. Known as a "brilliant monster," Friendly stood at the center of television's unique response to McCarthyism, Watergate, and the Vietnam War, and the pitched battles he fought continue to resonate in the troubled world of television news. Engelman's fascinating psychological portrait explores the sources of Friendly's legendary rage and his extraordinary achievement. Drawing on private papers and interviews with colleagues, family members, and friends, Friendlyvision is the definitive story of broadcast journalism's infamous "wild man," providing a crucial perspective on the past and future character of American journalism.
Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse, and Percy the pig are the best of friends. They do everything together. They ride their bike together, play games together, and even do their chores together. Because that's what good friends do. When night falls, though, and it's time to go to bed, they learn that sometimes friends have to be apart. But that's okay, because true friends always find each other, even if it's just in their dreams.
On the day William and his family move into the parsonage in Plaintown, Kansas, he meets two boys who will also be high school freshmen. Clive is immediately hostile, introducing him as "Silly Willy" and "Preacher's Brat". During the first week of school Clive knocks William to the sidewalk and punches and pounds on him until Jim interferes. Jim and William quickly become friends. They share many classes, band, and lunch. On Saturdays, they often go fishing. Late in the autumn, they camp out, and Jim demonstrates astonishing courage. But when Pearl Harbor is bombed, war divides the town and destroys William's friendship with Jim. Caught up in the mood of patriotism that sweeps the country, William is eager to do whatever he can to support the war effort. Jim, a Mennonite pacifist, won't even sing patriotic songs, much less help the war effort by collecting scrap iron and newspapers. Clive's brother is fighting in the Pacific, but Jim's brothers refuse to carry guns. Although William's father, the Methodist minister, preaches tolerance, Plaintown's "patriotic Americans" harass their Mennonite neighbors, accusing them of cowardice and of sympathy for the enemy. William finds himself alone and isolated, distanced from Jim and Jim's Mennonite friends, yet unwilling to surrender to the demands of Clive and Clive's friends. Drastic changes within William's family add to his distress. This novel about friendship and courage explores the issue of pacifism against the backdrop of World War II.
A career soldier who no longer has a career, Robert Fortune moves his family to Deadwood and finds not only his place as a railroad detective but also a fistful of enemies, all seeking vengeance against him and his family.
Set in the Western Highlands of Scotland, in Edinburgh, London and Oxford, this delightful novel tells the story of a young man and woman whose friendship defies the gulf between their social backgrounds.
When River Heights High's new TV show begins interviewing for a hostess, Samantha Daley competes with best friend, Brittany, for the coveted post.
Miss Read's charming Thrush Green series continues with Friends at Thrush Green. There had been general dismay when Miss Watson and Miss Fogerty retired to Barton-on-the-Sea after many years of devoted service teaching the children of Thrush Green, so their visit to see old friends in the village brings great pleasure. The new headmaster, Alan Lester, is cautiously accepted, but rumor is rife about his wife's health. Meanwhile, Farmer Percy Hodge is also the subject of local speculation: Is his strange behavior the result of an infatuation with the young Doreen Lilly? As for affairs at the Lovelocks' house, it is increasingly apparent that Bertha Lovelock is now in her dotage and a new and most unfortunate habit is the cause of considerable embarrassment to the good people of Lulling. All these matters and more are faced by our old friends against the familiar background and changing seasons of the English Cotswolds.
IT'S "A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!"* when the bestselling authors of Sinners & Saints bring back their outrageous first ladies in this sassy, witty, and poignant sequel! Now that Rachel Jackson Adams's husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival--by promoting her new community center on the nation's #1 television talk show! The power play won't stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine's TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition's heaviest hitters turns up dead-- and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer? Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen. . . .
Snubbed by her best friend Suzanne, Katie magically turns into her as she is making her modeling debut at a fashion show at the mall. Includes a recipe for fruit salad.
Dr. Harvey, a ghost hunter, and his twelve-year-old daughter, Kat, were traveling across the country from New Mexico to Maine. Dr. Harvey had been hired to chase away ghosts from Whipstaff Mansion and he was excited about the job. But Kat was upset because they were moving for the ninth time in two years and she had to leave her friends behind. And who is going to be her new best friend? Can ghosts and girls be friends or are they forever foes? Limited picture descriptions present.
There's a new girl in town! When a student named Ashley enrolls at East High, Gabriella, who has plenty of experience to new schools, offers to show her around. But Gabriella soon begins to wonder if Ashley is using her to get closer to Sharpay and Troy. After all, Sharpay is throwing a birthday bash at the local country club--the hottest invite of the year! And Troy's such a cutie--who wouldn't try to catch his eye? Will Gabriella find that Ashley is true friendship material, or just plain trouble?
From the Book Jacket: Foreword by Juliette Huxley In these two animal studies we have a last, touching testimony of Joy Adamson's gift for eliciting trust from creatures of the wild. The home of her later years, Elsamere, is a bungalow set on large wooded grounds bordering on the remnants of wild forest. To Joy's delight, two fascinating sets of visitors settled near Elsamere: picturesque Colobus monkeys, with their marvelously expressive faces, and a family of Verreaux's eagle owls, the third largest owl in the world and the largest in Africa, with a wingspan of twenty-three inches.
Sampe the book: Illustration: The child in the wheelchair is taking a racket that his friend is handing to him. The other children are reaching into a plastic bucket. When I'm in my wheelchair, I like to bat the ball with my racket-"Whoosh!" Parents and teachers will find that Friends in the Park reinforces the concept of mainstreaming as well as the value of diversity in a positive and natural way. It is a refreshing and timely book with a direct and upbeat message-we are more alike than different. Picture descriptions have been included. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy. "Friends in the Park has a unique way of emphasizing similarities rather than their differences, and abilities rather than limitations."
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