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When Annamae Jacobs runs away from the carnival where she grew up, she is taken in by the captivating Blackfoot chieftain who knows her prophetic dreams are much more than a freakish sideshow.
This is a tale about a dog we called Savage Sam. It's partly about me, too, and about Papa and Little Arliss and a girl named Lisbeth Searcy and some others. But it's mainly about Sam, on account of without him, there wouldn't have been much of a tale to tell or anybody left to tell it. Papa was the one named him Savage Sam. He did it as a joke. This was back when Sam was still just an old clumsy big-footed, rump-sprung pup.
A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized thriller, featuring two friends, one vixen, a crew of washed-up radicals, loads of money, and bloody mayhem.Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Hap is an east Texas white-boy with a weakness for Texas women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that's just the way they like it. So when an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score. Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that's when things get interesting. Chockfull of action and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of dark suspense that introduced Hap and Leonard to the thriller scene. It hasn't been the same since.From the Trade Paperback edition.
With Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century?he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. But Conan wasn?t the first archetypal adventurer to spring from Howard's fertile imagination. "?He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all ...
By the flow of the inland river, when the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day: Under the one, the Blue, Under the other, the Gray.
Newly widowed after a shockingly brief marriage to an elderly British lord, Jocelyn Fleming still aches with the pain of unexplored desire. And now her restless heart is leading her far from the protective bosom of polite London society to the perilous beauty of the American West . . .and to Colt Thunder. Breathlessly exciting but dangerously unpredictable, Colt is a loner whose Cheyenne blood burns hotter than the blistering Arizona sun. Jocelyn's wealth and title mean nothing to this strange whose passion rules his actions and his heart. But neither the wild desert stallion nor the untouched English rose can deny their irresistible attraction. . .or prevent the firestorm of emotion that erupts when their vastly different worlds collide.
John Savage is on the trail of a merciless killer who has kidnapped the daughter of the woman he loves.
The Algerian War (1954-1962) was a savage war, killing an estimated one million Muslim Algerians and expelling the same number of European settlers from their homes. It was to cause the fall of six French prime minsters and the collapse of the Fourth Republic. It came close to plunging France into civil war. The story told here contains heroism and tragedy, and poses issues of enduring relevance beyond the confines of either geography or time.
Santa Clara, Colorado, is 24 hours by train from the land where Smoke Jensen found peace and prosperity on his Sugarloaf Ranch. But somehow, Smoke can't stay away from Santa Clara--and from an evil cattle baron hiding a murderous past.And Where There's Smoke--There's Justice. . .For Smoke, it starts at a high-class auction for a pureblood Hereford bull. Smoke wins the bidding--and earns the hatred of Pogue Quentin, Santa Clara's leading citizen and a man living on bloodshed and lies. Then Smoke's friend Pearlie drifts to Santa Clara. And when Pearlie runs afoul of Quentin, all hell will break loose. Now Smoke Jensen is heading to Santa Clara to face a man who already wants him dead--but Pogue Quentin never met anything like the fire of a mountain man. . .
For fans of Susan Isaacs and Jennifer Cruise comes a witty, wisecracking tale of divorce, revenge, and great antiques, set in sultry Savannah.Landing a catch like ultra-WaspTalmadge Evans III got Eloise "Weezie" Foley a jewel of a town house in Savannah's historic district. Divorcing Tal got her exiled into the backyard carriage house, where she has launched a spite fest with Tal's new fiancÉe, the elegant Caroline DeSantos. The War of the Roses is nothing compared to the escalating hostilities between Weezie and Caroline.Weezie is an antiques "picker" who combs Savannah's steamy back alleys and garage sales for treasures, when she's not dealing with her loopy relatives or her hunky ex-boyfriend. She is convinced that her troubles will be over if she makes a big killing at the upcoming estate sale at a noble plantation house.But an unauthorized "sneak preview" at the sale lands Weezie smack in the middle of magnolia-scented murder, mayhem... and more. Dirty deals simmerall around her just as her relationship with the hottest chef in town heats up, and she finds out how delicious love can be-the second time around.
[From the back cover] In the end, his devotion to duty, the bond he felt with the other men, and his hatred of the Yankees and everything they had done to the South carried him ahead. Clouds of powder smoke rolled across the battlefield, choking and blinding him, but he pressed on, fighting his way through some thick brush, until he saw the Union breastworks no more than fifty yards in front of him. All was chaos around him now, the air filled with the hum of flying lead and the rattle of musketry and the screams of hurt and dying men. Henry fired once, twice, as he ran forward. He was blinded for a second by the smoke, then it cleared and revealed to him the Yankees firing over the barriers of earth and stone and logs. The leading edge of the Confederate attack reached the breastworks and surged up and over them. Flags from both sides waved above the mass of fighting and dying humanity, bits of cloth darting back and forth, weaving around each other as if they were doing battle along with the men who carried them. Henry screamed incoherently as he reached the breastworks and started to clamber up them. He thrust the pistol toward the blue-clad shapes that swam before his eyes and pulled the trigger. The gun bucked in his hand. He pulled the hammer back and fired again, repeating the near-mindless action until the pistol was empty. The hammer may have clicked harmlessly on an empty chamber several times before Henry realized what was happening; he never knew for certain about that. But he knew in this bloody madness that he would never have a chance to reload. He jammed the empty gun behind his belt and reached for a saber some officer had dropped. Union, Confederate, it didn't matter. All that was important was that the blade was sharp enough to hack the life out of the enemy, to cut through flesh and spill blood . . . Henry's hand had just closed over the saber's grip when something smashed into his head and sent him tumbling backward into darkness.
The Executioner poses as a convict to spring a man marked for death by a mystery assassin.<P> Mack Bolan wants to know why a petty embezzler is the target of an international hit man. But Bolan's plan is foiled by a group known as the Savannah Swingsaw - four female vigilantes who break him out instead, in a baffling move that fires the big warrior to blazing action.
Yiannis Savas, the irresistible playboy of the Savas dynasty, was every girl's dream. But he quickly turned into Cat's nightmare when his promises led no further than a fiery affair. Now Cat MacLean has grown up and out of her girlish fantasies. Determined not to fall prey to smooth talk and fast charm again, she's engaged to someone sensible.Then she's forced to spend a week with the one man she's never forgotten. Yiannis's heated gaze pierces her defences, and suddenly sensible doesn't seem quite so good....
[from the back cover] "For SALE: One ballet school The gang may hate ballet ... but if they don't take dance class, they'll never see each other again! That's why Rocky, Zan, Mary Bubnik., Gwen, and McGee have to prevent their school from closing. How can five washed-up ballerinas raise enough money to save the Deerfield Academy of Dance? Bake sales? Car washes? No way--the girls need big bucks. And if anyone can help Save D.A.D., it's the gang!" There are more funny situations in store for these ballet school friends who like each other more than they like ballet. The Bookshare collection has the whole series. Check out #1 The Terrible Try outs, #2 Battle of the Bunheads, #3 Stupid Cupids, #4 Who Framed Mary Bubnik, #5 Blubberina, #7 The King and Us, #8 Camp Clodhopper, #9 Boo Who?, and #10 A Dog Named Toe Shoe.
[From the back cover:] "Rude Awakening: I've decided I wish I had a giant flyswatter for seventh grade. That way I could take care of all the pests with one big SPLAT. Madison is as busy as a bee--and she has the jam-packed school schedule to prove it. The only problem is: whatever Madison does comes back to bug her. Even an ordinary science-class trip to a nature preserve turns into a major emergency. And when Mom decides to start dating, Madison gets a case of the real creepy-crawlies." There's a list of Madison's shortened chat words at the end of the book like GGN for Gotta go now. Read it first, and add some of your own. Look for the rest of the books in the Files of Madison Finn series in the Bookshare Collection including: #1 Only the Lonely, #2 Boy, Oh Boy!, #3 Play It Again, #4 Caught in the Web, #5 Thanks for Nothing, #6 Lost and Found, and #8 Picture-Perfect.
"An emotionally riveting novel that explores the depths of one mother's love for her daughter. Powerful, provocative, and page-turning!" --EMILY GIFFIN, New York Times bestselling author of Heart of the Matter and Something Borrowed New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline's Save Me will touch the heart of every woman, as its heroine, the unforgettable Rose McKenna, makes a split-second decision that alters the course of her life-- and makes you wonder what you would do in her shoes. Nobody could have foreseen what would happen the day that Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in the cafeteria of her daughter's elementary school. Rose does it to keep a discreet eye on her third-grader, Melly, a sweet, if shy, child who was born with a facial birthmark that has become her own personal bull's-eye. Melly has been targeted by the mean girl at their new school and gets bullied every day, placing Rose in a no-win position familiar to parents everywhere: Do we step in to protect our children when they need us, or does that make things worse? When the bully starts to tease Melly yet again, Rose is about to leap into action--but right then, the unthinkable happens. Rose finds herself in a nightmare, faced with an emergency decision that no mother should ever have to make. What she decides in that split second derails Rose's life and jeopardizes everyone she holds dear, until she takes matters into her own hands and lays her life on the line to save her child, her family, her marriage -- and herself. Lisa Scottoline has thrilled millions with her inspiring female characters and her exploration of emotional justice, writing about real issues that resonate with real women. In Save Me, she returns with her most stirring and thought-provoking novel yet.
The author describes growing up with an alcoholic mother and plunging into the drug culture during her years as a college student. After several LSD trips she found herself losing touch with reality, and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. With the help of a "reality therapist" and her deep Christian faith she finally managed to rebuild her life.
Part culinary travelogue, part cultural history, Save the Deli is a must-read for anyone whose idea of perfect happiness is tucking into a pastrami on rye with a pickle on the sideCorned beef. Pastrami. Brisket. Matzo balls. Knishes. Mustard and rye. In this book about Jewish delicatessens, about deli's history and characters, its greatest triumphs, spectacular failures, and ultimately the very future of its existence, David Sax goes deep into the world of the Jewish deli. He explores the histories and experiences of the immigrant counterman and kvetching customer; examines the pressures that many delis face; and enjoys the food that is deli's signature. In New York and Chicago, Florida, L.A., Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, Sax strives to answer the question, Can Jewish deli thrive, and if so, how? Funny, poignant, and impeccably written, Save the Deli is the story of one man's search to save a defining element of a culture -- and the sandwiches -- he loves.From the Hardcover edition.
Tell a woman we need to save the males and she'll give you the name of her shrink. But cultural provocateur Kathleen Parker, who was raised by her father and who mothered a pack of boys, makes a humorous case for rescuing the allegedly stronger sex from trends that portend man's cultural demise. Save the Malesis a shrewd, amusing, and sure-to-be-controversial look at how men, maleness, and fatherhood have been under siege in American culture for decades. Kathleen Parker argues that the feminist movement veered off course from it's original aim of helping women achieve equality and ended up making enemies of men. With piercing wit, this nationally syndicated columnist shows us how the pendulum has swung from the reasonable middle to a place where men have been ridiculed in the public square and the importance of fatherhood has been diminished-all to the detriment of women, who ultimately suffer most. The real losers, should we continue on our present course, are not just grown men and women but our children. Young people involuntarily drafted into the squabbles of their parents' generation and raised in a climate of sexual hostility-also known as the "hookup culture"-may be fluent in porn, but their vocabulary is painfully limited when it comes to relationships. While Parker gleefully skewers the silly side of the human experiment-like men in dresses and sperm shopping-she offers sobering statistics on the impact of the anti-male culture on the institution of the family and on relationships. Exploring our burgeoning "slut culture" and the vividly narcissistic prevalence of vagina worship,Save the Malessoftens no edges. Parker tackles some of the more taboo subjects in today's sexual politics and culture wars with perceptive analysis and a stinging sense of humor that will have America talking-and chuckling-about saving the males. From the Hardcover edition.
After 20 years of research, leading otolaryngologist Dr. Michael Seidman has developed a breakthrough allnatural alternative treatment program to battle hearing loss safely and effectively. Using a specifi c combination of antioxidants, diet, exercise, and basic lifestyle changes, Dr. Seidman's program can help to prevent--and possibly reverse--hearing loss. The book offers a simple self-assessment test that identifies the type, severity, and prognosis of hearing loss, comprehensive advice on diet and supplements, and natural remedies and important lifestyle changes that can make a difference. This is the ultimate resource providing answers--and hope--to the millions of hearing impaired.
In a sizzling tale of secrets, faith, and love, a group of L. A. friends learn the true meaning of being single, saved--and scandalous. . . Tiffany is used to planning Los Angeles' biggest, glitziest weddings, but her own love life is pretty nonexistent. A God-fearing, thirty-two-year-old virgin, Tiffany is committed to finding just the right husband to share her life with. She's had her eye on Myles, her church's sexiest, most-sought-after bachelor. But Myles's obsession with the superficial proves problematic. ("You can learn to love the Lord, but you can't learn to be fine. ")When flyers for a new Christian singles website are handed out after a wedding, Shay, Tiffany's younger sister, secretly posts Tiffany's profile online. Before long, Shay is using the website to also get dates for herself-even though she has a boyfriend and two small children at home. Deborah, Tiffany's best friend, also gets in on the online action. She is successful, beautiful, and prides herself on her high "Bible-centered" standards. But when Deborah meets Mr. Saved-Rich-and-Perfect online, she's not ready for his whirlwind of passion, expensive gifts. . . and a diamond-cluster-worth of lies. Now, as hopes rise and fall, illusions shatter, and their personal lives are forever changed, can these three dazzling women hold on to their bond, their values--and their dreams? "Copeland's highly charged page-turner will leave readers begging for more. " --Romantic Times on Diamond Revelation
The Classic That Changed Our Perception of the Afterlife In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. When he awoke twenty-eight minutes later in a morgue, everything was different. He had visited the afterlife, met thirteen angels, and been given 117 revelations about the future. In the years since, one hundred of the revelations have already come true. In Saved by the Light, now available in trade paperback for the first time, Brinkley shares his incredible story, revealing the truth about the afterlife and providing guidance from beyond about how we should live today.
The last place fifteen-year-old Willow wants to spend her summer is on a run-down former coffee barge in a boatyard in Rockaway, New York. But that's where her aunt is converting the broken down hulk into a floating concert hall and Willow has no choice but to help; her unstable mom has kicked her out for the summer. Willow's miserable when she sees that there isn't even a shower on the barge, and she has to deal with Craig, the leering hunk of a construction worker working with her aunt. The only bright spot is Axel, an older teenage boy living alone on a neighboring sailboat. Introverted and mysterious, he has the soul of a poet, a deep, philosophical mind, and loves Shakespeare. He's also scarred by a painful, disturbing past, and the two bond through their shared pain and laughter. But when devastating events threaten to destroy them, Willow and Axel struggle to save each other and themselves before it's too late.
From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tend her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run--hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack's ranch. More than just a haven, Jack's offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach. Jack's support will give Jenna the strength she needs to reclaim her life. The hunted will become the hunter, while David gets what he deserves, when they have an explosive confrontation in the boardroom of Merrick International. But not before Jack and Jenna enter into a fight ... for their lives.
Towards the end of the third decade of the present century a coal hauler's cart, pulled by a large, dirt-grey horse, came into the narrow streets of the village of Saxton, a small mining community in the low hill-land of south Yorkshire. DAVID STOREY is the only three-time winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. SAVILLE, his newest novel, has garnered the Booker Award, Britain's most prestigious literary prize.