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Livy Two is happy that Daddy is finally out of his coma, but the befuddled man who comes home is not the daddy the Weems family once knew. He forgets their names, he wanders off, he won't even touch his beloved banjo.
Livy Two is happy that Daddy is finally out of his coma, but the befuddled man who comes home is not the daddy the Weems family once knew. He forgets their names, he wanders off-he won't even touch his beloved banjo. Set in Appalachia in 1963, this heartwarming, and heart-wrenching, follow-up to Gentle's Holler is narrated by the irrepressible Livy Two, and traces the ups and downs of her large mountain family. Shy and awkward 11-year-old Louise (Louisiana) becomes the reluctant hero as she develops a talent for painting, takes care of Daddy, and shows a surprised Livy Two that sometimes the quietest sibling turns out to be the strongest.
In 1908 in Idaho fifteen-year-old Louly, left in charge during her parent's absence, has an adventurous summer with her brother, sister, and her two girlfriends.
Zoe Clarke has a strong prayer life, a good job, loyal friends... and today she was going to marry her college sweetheart and make a lifelong commitment to marriage and family. Then, minutes before the wedding her fiancé dumps her for his pregnant girlfriend-and little by little, Zoe discovers that everything else she thought was solid isn't what it seems. With her faith shaken and her life in turmoil, Zoe finds unexpected help from Chase Farr, a mighty man of God and her fiancé's former best man. But the sudden attraction between them confuses her and proves hard to resist. As Zoe struggles to find her way, she discovers that the ultimate love is from The One who loved her first.
"I am lovable! I am lovable! I am lovable!" are the magic words that open the gates to the Kingdom of Self-Esteem. Blending a lively narrative, charming illustrations, and valuable lessons in living, this book conducts young readers to the enchanted realm where twenty-four remarkable animals, each embodying a facet of self-esteem, await them. Each lovable animal gives children a way of identifying with and creating the qualities that make up a positive self-image. Thought by many educators and social scientists to be the key to preventing crime and alcohol and drug abuse, high self-esteem is a gift that endures for a lifetime.
Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison's spellbinding new novel is a Faulknerian symphony of passion and hatred, power and perversity, color and class that spans three generations of black women in a fading beach town. In life, Bill Cosey enjoyed the affections of many women, who would do almost anything to gain his favor. In death his hold on them may be even stronger. Wife, daughter, granddaughter, employee, mistress: As Morrison's protagonists stake their furious claim on Cosey's memory and estate, using everything from intrigue to outright violence, she creates a work that is shrewd, funny, erotic, and heartwrenching.
This is a special book about special people. People who have loved me, and whom I have loved. People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain. People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about. People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know. Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being. In retrospect, all of it is beautiful, because we cared so much. In essence, this book covers fifteen years of my life, and a handful of precious people who mean, and have meant everything to me. This book is written for them.With much love, d.s.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
Was it her biker boots, her belligerent blue jeans...or her mean left hook? Jason Halloran never knew what hit him. But just as his perfectly predictable life seemed to be going nowhere, sassy, street- smart Dana Roberts began driving him up a wall!Dana Roberts had been on her own since age sixteen, and she intended to keep it that way. The last thing she wanted was some sexy, rich corporate VP playing Prince Charming and making her his helpless Cinderella. But what would she do if the shoe fit?Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people--even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.0 will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion.
When Frankie Grant stepped off a bus into the frenzied bazaar of nighttime in New York City's Port Authority, she had nothing left to lose. At twenty-two, Frankie had already lived a lifetime of tragedy, and now she had one plan in mind: to see, for herself, a sight she'd only heard of-the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. As fate would have it, Frankie would have to wait to see the famous lobby ... that night she would meet Henry J. MacIver and her whole world would change... A reporter on sabbatical from The New York Times, Mac thought that he'd seen everything. From gangland shootings to prostitution rings to the most violent of crimes-he'd covered them all on his beat. But when he saw the beautiful woman- child that night, he knew that he had to shelter her from the truths of the big city. So he took her home and slowly began to lose his heart as he showed her the ocean at Coney Island and the shops of Fifth Avenue. And neither of their lives would ever be the same...
Award-winning author Jillian Hunter both amuses and delights with another irresistible tale of scandal and seduction.When Chloe Boscastle is caught indiscreetly kissing a man in a park, her brother Grayson-the protective patriarch of the Boscastle family-sends her off to a country manor to stay until the scandal in town subsides.Soon after Chloe's banishment begins, she is shocked to learn that her neighbor Dominic Breckland, the devilish Viscount Stratfield, has been killed in his bed. But she is even more stunned to discover the dangerously handsome "victim" taking refuge in her lingerie closet one night. By some miracle Dominic has survived his attack-and wishes the world to believe him dead. Can the alluring Lady Chloe keep his secret? Dominic uses all his masculine charm to persuade her as they work together to unmask his enemy. Of course, being caught sheltering a seductive scoundrel could further mar Chloe's already tarnished reputation. But, really, what's a little scandal to a lady in love? From the Paperback edition.
In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs...High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She's tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she's developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding "The One."Bar owner Sebastian "Bash" Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the "perfect" man.Chelsea knows Bash isn't the right guy for her--he barely meets one of her criteria--but there's something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right...
Like her grifter father, Samantha Lee Taylor has a talent for deception. But long ago she decided to reject that lifestyle. Now her cunning is the only thing that's keeping her alive while sh's running from those who are pursuing her brother-who fancies himself as a big-time con artist. Former cop Jackson Daley is out to catch the person who is blackmailing his father. When a source implicates Samantha's brother, the two team up to try and find him, but for very different reasons. Can these wary allies put aside their suspicions and avoid the real danger that lurks around them? And can they ignore the mutual attraction and passion that bubbles with every move this street-savvy pair makes?
Count on Cheris Hodges to deliver a sassy, sexy romantic read. --Farrah Rochon, author of Always and ForeverWhen club owner Adrian Bryant discovers his biological father is hotel magnate Elliot Crawford, his life unravels. Shunned by Crawford while he and his mother struggled, Adrian hatches a high-profile plan to destroy the Crawford name--and the reputations of his two half-brothers. But to shield the woman he loves from the hell he intends to unleash, Adrian has to let her go. Photographer Dana Singleton is heartbroken and confused by Adrian's behavior. But just when she's given up on their relationship, she begins to discover the truth--and a dark side of Adrian she never knew existed. As the stakes get higher, she will have to ask herself if she can love a man who is capable of such vengeance--or if he can learn to forgive... "Hodges makes magic with this troupe." --Publishers Weekly on His Sexy Bad Habit"A fun and romantic story. . .Recipe for Desire has a touch of drama, humor and lots of sensual tension to keep readers turning page after page." --APOOO BookClub on Recipe for Desire"Hodges does a wonderful job of writing stories that have a positive message underneath all that passion. Great read!" --Urban Reviews on Recipe for Desire
Love has ten thousand names and a million different faces. History will surely agree that America's most destructive contribution to twentieth century living has been that damaged product called plastic romance. It twists and savages us. After a lifetime of lies about what love is supposed to be, are you finally angry and depressed enough to be part of a "recall" on that shabby, mildewed merchandise? If so, join the remarkable Harlan Ellison as he dissects the soul and body of love in our time. In sixteen scalpel-sharp stories that range from the legalized whorehouses of Nevada to the steaming lynch towns of Georgia, from the abortion mills of Tijuana to the soundstages of Hollywood, the author rips the Saran-Wrap off love and hate and sin and twittering passion to disclose the raw meat beneath. Here are sixteen poisoned arrows from fantasy's most improbable Cupid, in which he presents a world of hearts and flowers guaranteed to revise your thinking about where love is found and how it looks.
Readers often think of Job sitting on the ash heap, his life in shambles. But how did he get there? What was Job's life like before tragedy struck? What did he think as his world came crashing down around him? And what was life like after God restored his wealth, health, and family? Through painstaking research and a writer's creative mind, Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of this well-known story told through the eyes of the women who loved him. Drawing together the account of Job with those of Esau's tribe and Jacob's daughter Dinah, Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.
Winner of the first annual Spokane Prize for Fiction, "Love Among the Greats" is a magnificent world tour of characters, tones, and fictional structures, all of them brought to life with a stunning restraint.
Stephanie can't seem to get her love life on track. Loving Jonathan is no problem. Staying faithful is another story. Now she thinks she's found the perfect solution--marriage, and right away. Nancy says to take it slow. But then, who is she to talk? Lately, as far as romance goes, her track record hasn't been so hot either.
Upon learning that her college sweetheart husband has been seeing another woman, Mira Serafino's once perfect world is shattered and she wants no one, least of all her big Italian family, to know. She takes off--with no destination and little money--heading north until her car breaks down in Seattle. There she takes a job at the offbeat Coffee Shop at the Center of the Universe, where she'll experience a terrifying but invigorating freedom, and meet someone she'll come to love: the new Mira. .
Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a heartbreaking and dramatic saga of the family side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon years of research, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. We follow them as they roam Europe, on the run from governments amidst an age of revolution and a secret network of would-be revolutionaries, and see Karl not only as an intellectual, but as a protective father and loving husband, a revolutionary, a jokester, a man of tremendous passions, both political and personal. In LOVE AND CAPITAL, Mary Gabriel has given us a vivid, resplendent, and truly human portrait of the Marxes-their desires, heartbreak and devotion to each other's ideals.
Snowed in at the ivory-towered Convers College, a professor's wife searches for a thaw--and for her own liberationThough born in New York, the men of Emmy Turner's family have long found their spiritual home in the idyllic Convers College. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the New England intellectual enclave as boys and came out men, ready to take on the challenges of the world. It is a pity, Emmy has always thought, that women are not allowed to enroll. So when her husband, Holman, wins a place teaching at Convers, Emmy is thrilled to finally see what all the fuss is about. But by the time the first snow hits, she is bored, listless, and utterly out of love. Emmy's search for pleasure on campus leads her to Miranda, a cocky young bohemian, and Will, a music teacher specializing in sexual composition. Emmy may not be paying tuition, but in her first Convers winter she will learn more than she ever expected. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author's collection.
A New York Times Notable Book and a San Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003. In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives. Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only the leadership of Captain John Smith averted doom for the first permanent English settlement in the New World.The Jamestown colony is one of the great survival stories of American history, and this book brings it fully to life for the first time. Drawing on extensive original documents, David A. Price paints intimate portraits of the major figures from the formidable monarch Chief Powhatan, to the resourceful but unpopular leader John Smith, to the spirited Pocahontas, who twice saved Smith's life. He also gives a rare balanced view of relations between the settlers and the natives and debunks popular myths about the colony. This is a superb work of history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation.
At long last, the Reverend Curtis Black appears to be on the straight and narrow. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling author now, and he and his wife, Charlotte, are raising two adorable children. But the ever-suspicious Charlotte doesn't trust that Curtis has put his womanizing past behind him. While he's on the road promoting his latest book, she knows that there needs to be just one extra-devoted fan in his flock for him to stray. Charlotte is no angel herself, and she's been keeping plenty of secrets from Curtis while he's been away. Still, Charlotte believes with all her heart that things will be better once Curtis is home again, although she should be careful what she wishes for since love may not be enough to untangle the web of lies she and Curtis have woven for themselves. And in the end, she'll have some tough decisions to make if she wants to salvage her marriage.
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