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Francesca has never worked and has never wanted to. She lives only to appreciate the finer things and to be adored. But after four years of marriage, she finds herself unable to move, to dress in the morning, or to take the elevator outside. Lately, she finds her days drifting by in a haze. She'd like to leave Cameron, but the effort seems too great. Instead, she visits her mother, once her closest confidante, now indifferent and distant. As Francesca prays for rescue, change makes a surprise appearance, and suddenly she is faced with the choice between an awkward life and a slow, comfortable death.
Vheod Runechild--half human, half fiend--flees from the Abyss to find his human nature on Toril, only to discover that the dangers from the nether region respect no worldly boundaries.
Eleven-year-old Zoé Badger, imaginative, carefree and adventurous, lives a transient life, moving with her mother from one town to the next--except for summers, when she stays with her granddad in Tenby, Wales. But when she and her cousin Ian discover a glass puzzle that's been hidden away for decades, ancient forces are unleashed that threaten to change their safe-haven summer town in sinister ways.
James Lee Burke's eagerly awaited new novel finds Detective Dave Robicheaux back in New Iberia, Louisiana, and embroiled in the most harrowing and dangerous case of his career. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high school honor student, doesn't fit: she is not the kind of hapless and marginalized victim psychopaths usually prey upon. Robicheaux and his best friend, Clete Purcel, confront Herman Stanga, a notorious pimp and crack dealer whom both men despise. When Stanga turns up dead shortly after a fierce beating by Purcel, in front of numerous witnesses, the case takes a nasty turn, and Clete's career and life are hanging by threads over the abyss. Adding to Robicheaux's troubles is the matter of his daughter, Alafair, on leave from Stanford Law to put the finishing touches on her novel. Her literary pursuit has led her into the arms of Kermit Abelard, celebrated novelist and scion of a once prominent Louisiana family whose fortunes are slowly sinking into the corruption of Louisiana's subculture. Abelard's association with bestselling ex-convict author Robert Weingart, a man who uses and discards people like Kleenex, causes Robicheaux to fear that Alafair might be destroyed by the man she loves. As his daughter seems to drift away from him, he wonders if he has become a victim of his own paranoia. But as usual, Robicheaux's instincts are proven correct and he finds himself dealing with a level of evil that is greater than any enemy he has confronted in the past. Set against the backdrop of an Edenic paradise threatened by pernicious forces, James Lee Burke's The Glass Rainbow is already being hailed as perhaps the best novel in the Robicheaux series.
This is a novelization of the fairy tale Cinderella which goes into great detail of her mistreatment by her stepmother and stepsisters, the cowardice of her father, Cinderella's kindness to an old woman who turns out to be her fairy godmother, details of the ball, and Cinderella's rewards for staying good-natured for so long under adversity.
CINDERELLA...IN NAME ONLY? It was a fairy tale come true...almost. Charming, courageous Zach Keller had asked poor little Jillian Waltham to be his bride. But his proposal was just a formality. For the sexy bodyguard had promised to protect Jillian with his very life, and the only way to keep her 100% safe was to watch over her day...and night. He vowed never to succumb to his bride's blossoming beauty, to remember their marriage was only make-believe. Yet the tempting virgin in his arms was putting Zach's hands-off policy to the test. Dare he take the ultimate risk and make his glass slipper bride a true-love wife?
Kelly's involvement in helping design a production of her junior high school's drama club, spurred on by encouragement from her artistic grandmother, helps her discover her own artistic identity.
Annabella Lagrange had the kind of childhood that most can only dream about. The only child of an aristocratic couple, raised on their magnificent estate in the English countryside, she was loved by her parents and coddled by servants who acquiesced to her every whim. She was allowed to do anything she wanted, except, of course, to stray too far from her wing of the house. But her seclusion didn't concern her too much, because when she grew up, she planned to marry her handsome cousin Stephen and live happily ever after. However, on the morning of her tenth birthday, Annabella ventured farther than she'd ever gone before. Overcome with curiosity, she opened a forbidden door that led into her father's private quarters, and what she found there showed her with shocking clarity that her father was not the man she thought he was. And though she couldn't know it at the time, the events of that day set in motion the uncovering of a secret that had been kept for many years. So begins the remarkable story of Annabella Lagrange, a sensitive, beautiful young woman who was raised as a lady. But when she turns eighteen, she learns the surprising circumstances of her birth, and her entire world quietly crashes around her. Suddenly she's forced from the genteel surroundings of her youth into the rough, lower-class society of Victorian England, where only her quick wit and determination can save her from starvation. Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers, and inThe Glass Virginher powers are at their height. Rarely has a heroine been portrayed more sensitively or a situation more compellingly. Filled with passion and drama,The Glass Virginis a rare treat for lovers of romantic fiction.
When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the twenty-seventh century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities-- including Robin's earlier self. ' On the run from a ruthless pursuer and searching for a place to hide, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity: the Glasshouse, a historical simulation of a pre-accelerated culture circa 1950-2040 where participants are assigned anonymized identities. But what looks like the perfect sanctuary turns into a trap, placing Robin at the mercy of the experimenters-- and at the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche...
This is the third book in the fantasy series featuring Rani Trader who must help save the kingdom after a disastrous fire.
Rani began as an apprentice and has worked her way up to becoming an important person in the kingdom. Now the king is forced to flee in the face of an invading army and Rane must once again help save the day. This is good light fantasy with a lot of action and not a lot of introspection.
Whether you think of them as "doughnuts" or "donuts," you'll be amazed at how easy it is to make these sweet treats at home. Dripping with chocolate glaze, bursting with sweet vanilla cream or blackberry jam filling, or simply rolled in cinnamon sugar--doughnuts, however you like them, can't be beat when freshly made. And they're surprisingly easy to fry--or bake--from scratch. Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped includes recipes for classic cake and yeast-raised doughnuts as well as for zeppole, beignets, churros, bomboloni, and doughnut holes--plus glazes, fillings, and sauces to mix and match. With more than 50 recipes and 50 full-color photographs, this cookbook will open up the wonderful world of homemade doughnuts to any home baker.
It's too dangerous to stay any longer--the war is coming closer. Viktor, little Marina, and Mama must pack what they can carry and flee their home. As they trudge beside the other refugees, Viktor worries about what lies ahead, and what he's left behind--his room, his books, the fish Marina loves so much. Even worse, his papa is off fighting with the Liberation Army and doesn't know they've left home. How will Papa ever find them now? Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery.
Defined arms; sleek shoulders; flat, tight abs; lean, firm legs -- this is the shape that women want to get from their workouts. World-renowned trainer Hector Roca and owner Bruce Silverglade bring Gleason's Gym's boxing secrets to your home with The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women, outlining a step-by-step program that gets any woman into knockout shape -- fitter, faster, and firmer than ever in just four weeks! Boxing is not only a dynamic fitness program but also a powerful addition to other fitness routines. Using unique combinations of muscle groups and both aerobic and weight training movements, boxing works out the entire body at one time. You'll lose weight; build lean, toned muscle; improve cardiovascular fitness; and feel physically and emotionally stronger all at once. Roca and Silverglade break down all the boxing basics, from how to make a fist and how to stand, to more advanced boxing moves and various ways of jumping rope and include a nutritional plan to maximize results. The Gleason's Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women offers the ultimate workout for women who want to look their best, feel their best, and be their best.
Calling all Gleeks! Get more of your favorite characters in this official Glee prequel! All great performances deserve a warm-up! Enroll early at McKinley High--before New Directions was even a glimmer in Mr. Schuester's eye. When did Rachel first decide Finn was more than just a jock? When did Puck and Quinn start their secret romance? And how did the fledgling Glee Club function without a fearless leader? Hint: It wasn't exactly a perfect melody. Break out the gold stars and refill the slushies: It's time to find out what happened to all your favorite characters before the show-mance began. Find out more at www. readglee. com
While Mr. Schuester and most of the members of the Glee Club plan to help kids in summer music camp, Rachel has some unusual experiences of her own fulfilling her ambitions to be a star, but she's not sure if they're real or the result of a dream.
The ultimate school-to-career connection! This program builds on the content presented in the First-Year Course. Maintaining its real-world focus, this course is designed for both college-bound and vocational students alike. Students will continue to develop their skills in the real world of accounting software, through the integration of Peachtree throughout the text as an essential part of this program. Software tutorial directions are included at the point of instruction for each application.
This textbook contains unit lessons on: Relations, Functions, and Graphs, Trigonometry, Advanced Functions and Graphing, Discrete Mathematics, and An Introduction to Calculus.
Advanced Mathematical Concepts provides comprehensive coverage of all the topics covered in a full-year Precalculus course. Its unit organization readily allows for semester courses in Trigonometry, Discrete Mathematics, Analytic Geometry, and Algebra and Elementary Functions.
Advanced Mathematical Concepts, ©2006 provides comprehensive coverage of all the topics covered in a full-year Precalculus course. Its unique unit organization readily allows for semester courses in Trigonometry, Discrete Mathematics, Analytic Geometry, and Algebra and Elementary Functions. Pacing and Chapter Charts for Semester Courses are conveniently located in the Teacher Wraparound Edition. Advanced Mathematical Conceptslessons develop mathematics using numerous examples, real-world applications, and an engaging narrative. Graphs, diagrams, and illustrations are used throughout to help students visualize concepts. Directions clearly indicate which problems may require the use of a graphing calculator.
This Texas Students' Edition contains unit lessons on Relations, Functions, and Graphs, Trigonometry, Advanced Functions and Graphing, Discrete Mathematics, and Calculus.
This book is designed for Indiana Success in mathematics.
Why do I need to study algebra? When am I ever going to have to use algebra in the real world? Many people, not just algebra students, wonder why mathematics is important. Algebra 1 is designed to answer those questions through integration, applications, and connections. Did you know that algebra and geometry are closely related? Topics from all branches of mathematics, like geometry and statistics, are integrated throughout the text.
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