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AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO ROCK A WORLD-CLASS CRIMINAL NANCY DREW flies to Paris to help rock idol Johnny Crockett. His World Hunger Rock Tour is being attacked by a rash of vicious pranks that threaten to shut down the charity event. As soon as Nancy arrives she finds that the problem may be more than a simple case of dirty tricks. The tour's financial records have been stolen -- and the handsome rock star could be facing a career-ending scandal. Meanwhile... FRANK AND JOE HARDY are in Paris for a conference on arttheffs. After bumping into Nancy at the airport, the brother detectives run into a bundle of heavy trouble. They spot their old nemesis Fiona Fox and realize that the City of Light is about to be hit by a one-girl crime wave. And to make things worse, Joe seems dazzled by the lovely cat burglar ...
AMERICAN JOURNALIST JOSEPHINE MARLOW knows firsthand the horrors of war-the bombs, the senseless slaughter when Warsaw fell to the Nazis. Now assigned to the Paris AP office, Josie sees the impending danger. Spies have already infiltrated the countries of Belgium and Holland and stand ready to assist with the invasion. As French civilians are evacuated from the countryside to Paris and the cadets at the Ecole de Cavalerie prepare for war, French colonel Andre Chardon heads a top-secret project. It could turn the tide of the war. .. but will the discovery be too late?
Paris is the most personal of cities. There is a Paris for the medievalist, and another for the modernist-a Paris for expatriates, philosophers, artists, romantics, and revolutionaries of every stripe. James H. S. McGregor brings these multiple perspectives into focus throughout this concise, unique history of the City of Light. His panorama begins with an ancient Gallic fortress on the Seine, burned to the ground by its own defenders in a vain effort to starve out Caesar's legions. After ninth-century raids by the Vikings ended, Parisians expanded the walls of their tiny sanctuary on the Ile de la Cité, turning the river#x19;s right bank into a thriving commercial district and the Rive Gauche into a college town. Gothic spires expressed a taste for architectural novelty, matched only by the palaces and pleasure gardens of successive monarchs whose ingenuity made Paris the epitome of everything French. The fires of Revolution threatened all that had come before, but Baron Haussmann saw opportunity in the wreckage. No planned city in the world is more famous than his. Paris from the Ground Up allows readers to trace the city's evolution in its architecture and art-from the Roman arena to the Musée Orsay, from the Louvre's defensive foundations to I. M. Pei's transparent pyramids.
A fiery explosion in the dark of night shatters one of the laboratory buildings in Paris's esteemed Pasteur Institute. Among the dead is Emile Chambord, one of the leaders in the global race to create a molecular or DNA computer. Unfortunately, Dr. Chambord kept the details of his work secret, and his notes were apparently destroyed in either the bomb blast or the raging fire that followed. Under the cover of visiting his friend Marty Zellerbach, who was severely injured when the Pasteur lab was destroyed, Covert-One agent Jon Smith flies to Paris to search for the connection between the Pasteur explosion and the forces now wielding the computer. Following a trail that leads him across two continents, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to wreak havoc and forever reshape the world.
The Paris Review asks: who hasn't survived a tax audit, a snowstorm, a break-up, or presided over a murder? The next addictively clever Paris Review anthology is not a self-help manual; rather it is a wicked elaboration on the human effort to overcome - and instigate - trouble. Throughout these pages you will find men plagued with guilt, women burdened by history, scientists bound by passion, mothers fogged with delusion, and lovers vexed with jealousy. In the theme that encompasses every life, no protagonist - or reader! - is exempt. Among those to appear: - Annie Proulx - Andre Dubus - Norman Rush - Charles Baxter - Wells Tower - Julie Orringer - Elizabeth Gilbert - Ben Okri - Rick Bass
Welcome to 721 Park Avenue. . . the ultimate address for high-price secrets!This luxurious building on Manhattan's tony upper east side is up for historical landmark status, and its tenants include the movers and shakers of New York City and the crème de la crème of society. But it's the secrets hidden behind its closed doors that fill this fascinating residence with mystery, drama and romance. And it all begins with the suspicious death of a young female tenant that immerses the building in a media feeding frenzy. As the wealthy and privileged residents contend with misunderstandings, betrayal, blackmail and scandal, they also discover the thrill of undeniable passion and the fulfillment of unwavering love. Visit 721 Park and prepare to be delighted, excited and moved by these six sensational stories by some of Silhouette Desire's bestselling authors. Bundle includes: High-Society Secret Pregnancy by Maureen Child, Front Page Engagement by Laura Wright, Prince of Midtown by Jennifer Lewis, marriage, Manhattan Style by Barbara Dunlop, Pregnant on the Upper East Side? by Emilie Rose and The Billionaire in Penthouse B by Anna DePalo.
Parker has never wanted to run Townsend Acres, but when Brad makes him an offer he can't refuse. . . Parker Townsend has always had one passion: eventing. And as he works with a legendary trainer in England, it seems as if Parker's dreams are about to come true. But Parker's scheming father, Brad, wants Parker to give up his "foolish" dreams of competing in the Olympics to manage Townsend Acres when Brad retires. Parker isn't tempted . . . until Brad buys two horses whose lineages can be traced back to the legendary Welton line! Horses like these would improve Parker's chances of competing in the Olympics, and staying in Kentucky would mean more time with Christina. In his head, Parker knows that he'll be better off if he continues with his training . . . but his heart has other ideas. Be sure to check out the photograph and bio of the legendary Welton Romance inside!
Yes, you can buy world-class wine on a budget. With Parker's Wine Bargains, America's most influential wine critic offers a guide to the world's best wines priced at $25 or less. Robert M. Parker, Jr., earned his international reputation and unprecedented influence as a dedicated consumer advocate -- if a wine isn't worth the money, he says so, regardless of the wine's pedigree. In Parker's Wine Bargains, for the first time he and his Wine Advocate team offer budget-minded wine buyers a handy guide to low-priced wines for both everyday drinking and special occasions. Organized by country, the book lists more than 1,500 quality wine producers, as well as abbreviated tasting notes for more than 3,000 of the best value wines. Chapters include an overview of each country's wine-producing regions, highlight up-and-coming or underappreciated regions, and detail when wines can be consumed. Also featuring a vintage guide and lists such as "the best of the best, Parker's Wine Bargains is an accessible guide from the expert the New York Times deems "the critic who matters most."
Park's mother won't answer questions about his father, who was killed in Vietnam. She finally agrees to let Park visit his father's family in Virginia; although he doesn't find what he expected.
"America 's IRA expert"(Mutual Funds magazine) Ed Slott shows readers how to make the most out of their retirement plans. ? Achieve unlimited tax-free income after retirement and keep assets in the family ? Protect retirement funds from creditors, divorce, bankruptcy, lawsuits, or other problems that could expose it to loss ? Use a Roth IRA to build a tax-free fortune Slott's three-step strategy cuts through the tax laws and provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions for managing IRAs and other retirement income.
The author of Pause Between Acts pokes dark and delightful fun at the "new monogamy' in this look at the games people play. Here is a wicked stroll through modern suburban bliss and blight, where things are seldom what they seem and where one woman decides to break all the rules as she discovers more than she bargained for in her marriage, her husband her friends and herself. Celia and Alex and their two small children live in a lovely home in the perfectly respectable suburb of Bedford Park. It's a place where marriage is "in," where families barbecue together in the summer, where couples gather for cocktail parties on the weekends, where the women tend to home, family, and garden while their men tend to business in the City and return at day's end to a home-cooked meal and a martini by the fire-the cozy 1950s revisited. Celia has great plans for her upcoming fortieth birthday celebration, starting with a guest list that includes her oldest (and far more worldly) friend, Susannah, and Susannah's womanizing husband, Tom (Tom's dependable flirtation with Celia takes on a far more intimate note when he leaves a surprise birthday gift for her in the washing machine); Celia's infinitely more sensible sister, Isabel, who disapproves of Celia's complacent housewife status- and Hazel, Celia's ex-best friend, turned traitor when she deserted Celia for a glamorous new neighbor. After an elegant home- cooked dinner, Celia arranges for everyone to play some lighthearted parlor games. But even the best-laid plans sometimes explode in your face; Celia's innocent fun snowballs into a full-blown disaster when some eye-opening surprises surface about her seemingly perfect marriage, spinning Celia from discovery to deception to a deliciously realized revenge.
From the book Jacket: THis novel plunges you into a colorful and dramatic world in conflict-a world which knows both the clamoring pressures of modern industry and the lingering traditions of plantation life: the world of the great tobacco plantations. And the conflict that rages is between the old, established planters who have for generations owned vast acres in a Connecticut valley, and the powerful outsider, Judd Raike, who came from nowhere and began as nothing and whose shrewd, driving skill at acquiring land now poses a threat to them all. The conflict is seen through the eyes of another outsider, Parrish MacLean, who first enters this world on a brilliant summer day in his nineteenth year and who finds himself swept into the center of the struggle. He comes to the valley with his mother. She is to be governess to a rich planter's daughter; he is to fit in wherever he can. He begins as a stranger, confused by the fast pace, the fantastic industry, the intensified emotions. He approaches with uncertainty the life before him, but soon he becomes deeply involved with this society, these people: - Sala Post, the proud aristocratic planter, who in the beginning despises Parrish as he despises all outsiders. But eventually he joins with him in a desperate alliance. - Sala's daughter Allison. She is the first rich girl Parrish has ever known. She wants Parrish, but on her own terms - stiff terms which include a betrayal of all her father's life has stood for. - Lucy, the girl from the tenant farm. She loves Parrish and shares with him his early days of loneliness. But there is one secret she cannot share. - Paige, Judd Raike's daughter. Parrish knows her first as a rebellious girl in pigtails. Only later does he discover the depth of her rebellion. - And Judd Raike himself, the empire- builder, who wants to own people as well as land and who finds in Parrish the most difficult challenge he has ever faced. Parrish is the story of these men and women and others-their intermingled lives, their complex and sometimes surprising relationships; It is a grand-scale portrait of people and industry and land. And it is the gripping story of how Parrish MacLean, caught in a world of conflicting values, learns to plot a course of his own.
Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it's a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men's clothes, and announces she'd like to be called by a new name, Grady. Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, despite the practical complications, like which gym locker room to use. And though he didn't expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, he also didn't expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies in this thought-provoking novel that explores struggles any reader can relate to.
Describes this beautiful coral fish and its physical characteristics and habits.
A gorilla shrewdly sells back a missing key chain to the highest bidder. An orangutan picks a lock to let himself out of his zoo enclosure and two elephants adopt a tag-team strategy to keep their handlers from putting them back into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than one hundred true anecdotes about animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even tales of deception or manipulation of human beings. Drawing on the first-person experiences of veterinarians, field biologists, researchers, and trainers, Linden has compiled a warmly entertaining and powerfully persuasive argument for animal consciousness that, while not human, far exceeds what humans usually grant animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament contains remarkable stories that are sure to resonate with animal lovers, turning skeptics everywhere into believers.
In this book you will learn about the parrot family including some of its more fascinating members including lovebirds, macaws, and parrots that don't fly.
A picture book telling the intertwined histories of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, culminating with current efforts to save the parrots from extinction. Puerto Rican parrots, once abundant, came perilously close to extinction in the 1960s due to centuries of foreign exploration and occupation, development, and habitat destruction. In this compelling book, Roth and Trumbore recount the efforts of the scientists of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program to save the parrots and ensure their future. Woven into the parrots' story is a brief history of Puerto Rico itself, from before the first human settlers to the present day.
Richard Monaco has taken a slice of the Arthurian legend and created a thoroughly modern-minded re-imagining of the classic tale. Colorful medieval settings blend with a hard-edged look at human foibles and a romantic story of love and loss is narrated with a lean, contemporary sensibility to form a new, but still ageless, adventure that anyone can enjoy.
Going Paleo does not have to be a full-time job!Paleo is today's fastest-growing food trend, and while it has many benefits, getting started can be intimidating and confusing. In Part-Time Paleo, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author Leanne Ely helps remove those obstacles as she teaches you how to: Equip your kitchen for success Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer for quick and easy meals Simplify your life with menu plans, grocery lists, and serving suggestions Harness the magic of your slow cooker Make dozens of delicious gluten-and dairy-free recipesPart-Time Paleo makes going Paleo fun, easy, and delicious.
Practical advice and easy-to-follow guidelines for part-time stock traders<P> Millions of people trade stocks in their spare time, supplementing their nine-to-five income with extra profits on the market. And while there are plenty of books on the market that cater to the needs of full-time traders, there are precious few that focus on the trading strategies that are best suited for part-time traders who must balance the demands of other responsibilities while successfully navigating a changing and dynamic stock market.This handy guide equips part-time traders with all the necessary tools for successful trading--including guidance on pre-market/pre-work studies and how to make profitable trades without interfering with one's day job. The Part-Time Trader focuses entirely on those trading strategies best suited for part-timers, making trading both simpler and more profitable.One of the few books on trading intended and designed specifically for part-time traders with other jobs or responsibilities.<P> Includes online access to the author's proprietary trading system that offers easy-to-follow guidelines for traders who can't spend all day watching the markets. <P> Written by the co-founder of SharePlanner Inc., a popular financial website devoted to day-trading, swing-trading (both long and short), and exchange-traded funds. <P> For part-time traders who can't dedicate all their time to watching the markets and reading charts, The Part-Time Trader offers straightforward, profitable trading advice.
Award-winning author Lesley Glaister explores the lives of two women from different centuries, imprisoned for crimes of passion and love Jennifer is in solitary confinement. A place where there is only "memory, imagination, and me." She isn't the first in her family to be convicted of a crime. Centuries earlier, one of her ancestors, the unmarried Peggy Maybee, was arrested for trying to steal a peacock so she could give its beautiful feathers to her infant son, Samuel. Peggy was tried, convicted, and deported to Botany Bay to serve her sentence. She was heartbroken at being separated from her child but awed by the savage beauty of eighteenth-century Australia. As Jennifer and Peggy's parallel lives unfold, long-held secrets are revealed, including the truth about the crime that ultimately landed Jennifer in prison. Alternating between the two women's points of view, Partial Eclipse is about love: illicit love, maternal love, and self-love. It's also a novel about freedom and never losing hope.
Winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books It was the universe's most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.
The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother--her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother--tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden--her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender's place as "a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language" (San Francisco Chronicle).From the Hardcover edition.
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