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Sarah is the first English-language biography to appear in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory through which an illegitimate and scandalous daughter of a courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France.
First book in trilogy featuring women of Genesis. renowned science-fiction writer tells the story of Sarah, wife of Abraham and mother to Isaac.
Can an Amish midwife earn her community's trust and bring the joy of new babies to Pleasant Valley? Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. But her aging aunt can no longer run the birthing center, leaving most of the responsibility to Sarah. Among those skeptical of Sarah's ability is neighbor Aaron Miller, who seems drawn to Sarah but pulls away when his own sister requests her services. And when a criminal complaint is filed against Sarah, she must pray for strength to defend her practice and win acceptance from the community she loves.
Every year Sarah Lindeman celebrates Christmas the same way, placing one special ornament on her tiny tree on each of the twelve days of Christmas. It is her time to remember where she came from, who she is today, and how long ago a song gave her another chance at love. But this year the ritual is different. This year a desperate young woman is listening, a nurse who cares for Sarah at the Greer Retirement Village. Sarah senses a familiar struggle in the woman's soul and shares the story of her song in hopes that it will help her find healing, as it did Sarah so long ago.
Tale of two women brought together and healed by the power of one song. Sarah knows the heartache that results from making wrong choices--her own life is proof of that. But will she be able to convince a troubled young woman before time runs out? For when the 12 days of Christmas have passed, it is possible the melody of Sarahigrave's Song might bring out not one, but two miracles.
New York Times Bestselling Author Fern Michaels is back with a beautiful, bittersweet tale of two lonely people who find heart-healing love, only to be torn from each other's arms. For everyone who loved DEAR EMILY, here is another poignant Fern Michaels novel to savor-a story of love, grief, passion, renewal-and incredible second chances. A brilliant career and loving friends weren't enough to heal Dr. Sara Killian's aching heart. For a brief, magical moment, world famous rock star Dallas Lord was part of her life. Then he was suddenly and tragically taken away. But before he disappeared, Dallas gave Sara a priceless gift, a beautiful love song written just for her. It's a legacy that will take Sara places she's never dreamed of-into intrigue, betrayal and deadly danger. And, when she meets Adam Lord, Dallas's older brother, she will find herself torn-between Adam, the most attractive and complicated man she's ever known, and Dallas, the man her heart won't let her forget...
The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Spock's mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife's illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away--once again sowing seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon, Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation--a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career. The epic story will take the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to the heart of the Klingon Empire, where Captain Kirk's last surviving relative has become a pawn in a battle to divide the Federation... and conquer it. With Sarek's help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise learns that all is not as it seems. Before they can prevent the Federation's destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy--an enemy more insidious and more dangerous than any they have faced before...
Almost half a century ago, renowned science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton introduced apprentice cargo master Dane Thorson in Sargasso of Space, in the first of the star-spanning tales of the Solar Queen seriesDane signed on with the independent cargo ship Solar Queen looking for a career in off-world trade. In Sargasso of Space, the Solar Queen free traders win exclusive rights to trade with the planet Limbo, but the crew arrives to find most of the planet's surface charred, with little sign of life. They find a valley with life, but others may still lurk. Worse yet, a strange force threatens to cripple the Queen. They must solve the planet's mysteries if they hope to escape not only with tradable goods, but their lives.
STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS The assignment seemed mundane enough: clearaway a "junk pile" of abandoned ships that are adrift in a region of space that is in the way of a convoy of colony vessels en route to a new world. But the S.C.E.'s missions never stay routine for very long... Odd occurrences start happening all over the U.S.S. da Vinci, compounded by the fact that none of their solutions for clearing the ships seems to be working. Soon, the very nature of reality becomes endangered, and Soloman must interface with a powerful alien computer to keep the da Vinci from falling victim to the... SARGASSO SECTOR
Pungent curry. . . sweet fried onions. . . incense. . . colorful beads. . . lush fabrics. Shobhan Bantwals compelling new novel is set on the streets of Edison, New Jerseys Little India, where a young businesswoman rediscovers the magic of love and family. . . Since becoming a widow at age twenty-seven, Anjali Kapadia has devoted herself to transforming her parents sari shop into a chic boutique, brimming with exquisite jewelry and clothing. Now, ten years later, it stands out like a proud maharani amid Edisons bustling Little India. But when Anjali learns the shop is on the brink of bankruptcy, she feels her world unraveling. . . To the rescue comes Anjalis wealthy, dictatorial Uncle Jeevan and his business partner, Rishi Shah--a mysterious Londoner, complete with British accent, cool gray eyes, and skin so fair it makes it hard to believe hes Indian. Rishis cool, foreign demeanor triggers distrust in Anjali and her mother. But for Anjali, he also stirs something else, a powerful attraction she hasnt felt in a decade. And the feeling is mutual. . . Love disappointed Anjali once before and shes vowed to live without it--though Rishi is slowly melting her resolve and, as the shop regains its footing, gaining her trust. But when a secret from Rishis past is revealed, Anjali must turn to her family and her strong cultural upbringing to guide her in finding the truth. . . Praise for Shobhan Bantwal and her novels. . . "Compelling and memorable. " --Mary Jo Putney on The Forbidden Daughter "Vivid, rich. . . expertly portrays a young woman caught between love and duty, hope and despair. " --Anjali Banerjee on The Dowry Bride "Splendidly depicts passion, brutality, and cultures in conflict. "--Dorothy Garlock on The Dowry Bride"The Dowry Bride is an eye-opener to the challenges many Indian women face in a culture few foreigners comprehend. --ArmchairInterviews. com, 4 stars on The Dowry Bride "A beautifully written book. . . Wonderful, vivid, and worth reading. "--BookIdeas. com on The Dowry Bride"An amazing story of modern India. "--The Kaleidoscope on The Dowry Bride
A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history. This rich tapesty weaves a compelling saga of five families who preserve their own particular characteristics over the centuries, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the future.From the Paperback edition.
The ultimate guide to surviving anywhereUpdated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools.Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations--and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.
Ntokaze Shange's most beloved novel, "Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo" is the story of three "colored girls", three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina. Sassafrass, the oldest, a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college, living with other artists in Los Angeles and trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories and dreams. Cypress, the dancer, who leaves home to find new ways of moving and easing the contractions of her soul. Indigo, the youngest, still a child of Charleston -- too much of the south in her -- who lives in poetry, can talk to her dolls, and has a great gift of seeing the obvious magic of the world.
Prince Un-charmingJonathan Hardison didn't know whether to fire Sherry McCormick or take her to bed. Falling in love was not an option. Sure, she'd come to his ranch to help out with his kids while he recovered from a broken leg. But Sherry was a city girl from the tips of her frosted hair to the spike heels on her boots. She'd never stay. It was enough to make even the most levelheaded Hardison lose his cool....He was rude, uncooperative-and utterly irresistible. Jonathan's growls only made Sherry more determined to stay put. But when she got a country makeover to prove she could fit in, Jonathan's reaction shocked them both....
Fashion-savvy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero.
For the Marcelli sisters of California wine country, the season is ripe for romance! Francesca Marcelli married at eighteen -- right on schedule, according to her warm, colorful family, who have always said a beauty like Francesca need never worry about finding love. But a few years later, finding herself on her own with a wide open future ahead of her, she pursues her educational passions -- with a risky experiment that takes her straight into the arms of playboy CEO Sam Reese. Delighted by Francesca's interest in a no-strings relationship, Sam suddenly finds himself needing her outside the bedroom when a secret from his past lands on his doorstep. But Francesca soon has a secret of her own to tell -- a bombshell that will force the diehard bachelor to show his true colors. Are there "I do"s in Sam and Francesca's future? Only if she can persuade him that home truly is where the heart finds happiness.
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS! Ace the SAT verbal sections with 1,600+ words you need to know to excel. This eBook edition has been optimized for onscreen viewing with cross linked quiz questions, answers, and explanations.The Princeton Review's SAT Power Vocab brings you useful definitions and study tips for more than 1,600 frequently-used SAT words. It also includes strategies for memorizing the words and answering questions on the test, as well as a Final Exam section that tests your ability to apply your vocabulary knowledge to SAT questions.Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need * More then 1,600 frequently-appearing vocabulary words from the SAT* 170 quizzes throughout the book to help you learn how to apply this knowledge* A Final Exam section with drills to test your grasp of vocabulary knowledge on practice SAT questions* An SAT "Hit Parade" of words most commonly tested on the actual exam
The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a great "delusion of the Devil. " In Satan and Salem, Benjamin Ray looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama. Ray's historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people--far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. In addition to the print volume, Satan and Salem will also be available as a linked e-book offering the reader the opportunity to investigate firsthand the primary sources and maps on which Ray's groundbreaking argument rests.
No one thinks much about the Devil anymore. In fact, words like witchcraft and black magic have a strangely medieval ring to our ears. Many people even think of Satan as somehow comic -- and therefore harmless. Yet amidst the tragedy and corruption of our own century, it is ironic that many people doubt whether an active, evil force really exists. But Satan is not dead, says author Hal Lindsey; he has simply adopted a more modern style. Spiritualism, astrology, "new age" religion -- all of these and more are signs of the creeping influence of the Father of Lies in our time. In this book, Hal Lindsey, well-known speaker and author of the best-selling Late Great Planet Earth, outlines a battle plan for overcoming this very real and insidious enemy. The times may change, but the conflict is as old as the Garden of Eden. Whatever happened to old What's-his-name?
Mike Warnke describes his experiences as a Satanist high priest and conversion to Christianity.
Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two men -- Gibreel Farishta, the biggest movie star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years -- plummet from the sky. Washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, they proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.The Satanic Verses is a wonderfully erudite study of the evil and good entwined within the hearts of women and men, an epic journey of tears and laughter, served up by a writer at the height of his powers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The late Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, may be the most notoriously familiar for his Satanic Bible, but The Satanic Witch best reflects the discoveries Anton made in his younger days working the carny shows and Mitt Camps. This is undiluted Gypsy lore regarding the forbidden knowledge of seduction and manipulation.The Satanic Witch is not designed for Barbie Dolls, but women cunning and crafty enough to employ the workable formulas within, which instantly surpass the entire catalogue of self-help tomes and New Age idiocies.The Introduction - Peggy Nadramia, High Priestess of the Church of Satan, tells us how this book changed her life.The Afterword - Blanche Barton, Anton LaVey's biographer, Chairmistress of the Council of Nine, and mother of Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey, Anton's third child, informs us how The Satanic Witch came to pass and influence the behavior of so many women.
In New York the Executioner brings his war to an explosive end Every day this week, one of the last great Mafia outfits has fallen. All that remains is New York, whose dons no longer believe the one-man army known as Mack Bolan even exists. They will soon find that he is very real--and that their most trusted hit man of all is working on the Executioner's side. Ever since his war began, Bolan has known that it would end in death--either for him or for the Mafia itself. Lured by the promise of amnesty into working for the US government, he will make this his final, most incredible mission. One way or another, Mack Bolan is finished--but the Executioner's war will live forever.
In 1864 the frontier cavalry had been entered to fight in the War Between the States, and the able-bodied men had enlisted to join the cause.
"You wanna know who threw the fastest pitch ever?" Many baseball players claim that Satchel Paige was the fastest pitcher in the history of the game. Stosh and his coach, Flip Valentini, are on a mission to find out. With radar gun in tow, they travel back to 1942 and watch Satch pitch to power hitter Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. They soon learn that everything about Satch is fast--whether it's his talking, driving, or getaways. But is he really the fastest pitcher who ever lived? This baseball card adventure is a whirlwind of excitement, drama, and curveballs--starring one of the liveliest athletes in the game!