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Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T'ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about the origins and nature of a profound tradition, and about its role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence.
Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T'ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about Daoism's role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence. James Miller is Assistant Professor of East Asian Traditions at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.
Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained. It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy. This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff. Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow. The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the original wit and humor of the Chinese original, or imposed alien philosophical frameworks on them. It attempts to take away the metaphysical and Christian disguises with which Daoist philosophy has been obscured by Western interpretations in the past 100 years.
The authorized biography of the author of Rebecca, a novel first published in 1938 and still a steady seller. Du Maurier was an intensely emotional and unconventional woman, and Forster draws on hitherto unpublished letters, including a cache of previously unknown love letters between Du Maurier and actress Gertrude Lawrence. Includes photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
Daphne, the fourth Armitage sister, appears to be empty-headed and totally vain. She is first interested in Cyril Archer, a young man who seems equally shallow, but things get complicated when she finds Simon Garfield unconscious in a pit dug by the Vicar to prevent a visit by the Bishop, who is intent on making him relinquish his pack of hounds and give up hunting. When she realizes that her father is thinking of snaring Garfield, Daphne tries to further his first impression of her as a crazy girl. She does fall in love with him, but Cyril has discovered blackmail is a way to insure that she marries him. Lady Godolphin, Daphne's sponsor, has troubles of her own, but she is helpful.
Daphne is the last person Jessica wants to work with on the Write-a-Book project, but her feelings change when she gets to know Daphne and stumbles on her terrible secret.
"Darby's first-person narrative is frank and immediate . . . expressing what it's like for an ordinary white kid who suddenly discovers evil -- and courage -- where she lives. " -- BOOKLIST A Book Sense 76 Top Ten Pick A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People An International Reading Association Notable Book "The root of this work stems from a series of oral history interviews the author conducted. . . . Darby symbolizes how one person, even a child, can make a difference. " -- KIRKUS REVIEWS "Her voice, rich with southern idiom, rings true. " -- THE HORN BOOK
Nick Pirelli's little girl was growing up way too fast. He knew she needed a mom-which meant he needed a wife! But finding the right woman in Clearville wasn't easy. The local dating pool was shallow, and the grapevine put Nick's every move under a microscope. Still, he was determined to find Ms. Right...until Darcy Dawson blew into town.A city girl who'd never set down roots, Darcy wasn't the woman Nick needed. But no matter where he went, he couldn't escape her sexy red curls or her husky laugh-nor could he ignore the joy the beautiful stranger brought to his daughter. Yet he couldn't stop worrying about what other people might think. Could straitlaced Nick finally throw caution to the wind for the woman who'd captured his heart?
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Share in the magic of the season in these three warm and wonderful holiday novellas from bestselling authors. Christmas Present by Amanda Grange A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart
A young lady in disgrace should at least strive to behave with decorum... Dispatched from America to England under a cloud of scandal, Mr. Darcy's incorrigible American cousin, Clarissa Darcy, manages to provoke Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Collins, and the parishioners of Hunsford all in one morning! And there are more surprises in store for that bastion of tradition, Rosings Park, when the family gathers for their annual Easter visit. Georgiana Darcy, generally a shy model of propriety, decides to take a few lessons from her unconventional cousin, to the delight of a neighboring gentleman. Anne de Bourgh, encouraged to escape her "keeper" Mrs. Jenkinson, simply...vanishes. But the trouble really starts when Clarissa and Georgiana both set out to win the heart of the same young man...
A young lady in disgrace should at least strive to behave with decorum... Dispatched from America to England under a cloud of scandal, Mr. Darcy's incorrigible American cousin, Clarissa Darcy, manages to provoke Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Collins, and the parishioners of Hunsford all in one morning! And there are more surprises in store for that bastion of tradition, Rosings Park, when the family gathers for their annual Easter visit. Georgiana Darcy, generally a shy model of propriety, decides to take a few lessons from her unconventional cousin, to the delight of a neighboring gentleman. Anne de Bourgh, encouraged to escape her "keeper" Mrs. Jenkinson, simply...vanishes. But the trouble really starts when Clarissa and Georgiana both set out to win the heart of the same young man... Praise for the Darcy Cousins: "A humorous, stately romp through 19th-century England... An apt sequel to make Ms. Austen proud!" Historical Novel Reviews "The Darcy Cousins is absolutely a must read for any Pride and Prejudice fan." - The Burton Review "Fairview is a definite treasure, and I look forward to more from her in the future." - All About Romance
Darcy is a teenager who is paralyzed from the waist down. When Darcy sees a guide dog in a shopping mall, she wonders if a service dog is the right choice for her. Prayer and reflection help her make the decision. A Christian-based novel for teens.
Darcy is thrilled to volunteer at the hospital and wants to make friends with the cutest boy at school but quickly learns that things do not always turn out as planned.
The British Navy's failed attempt to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia in 1915 marked a turning point of World War I. Acclaimed naval military historian Dan van der Vat argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles not only prolonged the war for two years and brought Britain to the brink of starvation, but also led to the Russian Revolution and contributed to the rapid destabilization of the Middle East. With a narrative rich in human drama, The Dardanelles Disaster highlights the diplomatic clashes from Whitehall to the Hellespont, Berlin to Constantinople, and St Petersburg to the Bosporus. Van der Vat analyzes then-First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill's response to the obstacles he faced and describes the fateful actions of the Turkish, German, and British governments throughout the Gallipoli Campaign. With detailed analysis of the battle's events and never-before-published information on the German navy's mine laying operations, The Dardanelles Disaster tells a forgotten story from a fresh viewpoint, shedding light on one of World War I's most pivotal moments - and in particular on one avoidable and monumental blunder.
She Made the Dare. Now She Can't Face the Truth.Brynna and Erica were friends, best friends. They did everything together, until the night they jumped off the pier at Harding Beach...and only Brynna made it back.A year later, Brynna is still picking up the pieces. She's in a new school with new friends, but she can't shake the demons of her past.Then a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up in Brynna's feed and a chilling voice mail is left on her phone. Someone isn't ready to let go of what happened. Brynna barely survived losing Erica. She doubts she'll survive Erica's return.
It's opening day at the Big Thrills amusement park, and that means excitement for everybody. Well, maybe not for Nancy and her friends--their free passes have just vanished!
Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives.Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself. Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain. The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.
When Ben Candido and his friends, Ricky and John, decide to post a YouTube video of themselves surfing on top of a car, they finally feel like the somebodies they are meant to be instead of the social nobodies that they are. Overnight, the video becomes the talk of the school, and the boys are sure that their self-appointed senior year of dares will live in infamy. Every dare brings an increased risk of bodily harm, but Ben cannot deny the thrill and sense of swagger that come with it. The stakes become even more complex when a mysterious donor bankrolls their dares in exchange for a cut in the online revenue the videos generate. But at what point do the risk and the reward come at too high of a price? What does it take to stay true to one's self in the face of relentless pressure.
Trading Card: Cameron Crawford Occupation: Brewmaster Marry/Date/One-Night Stand: One night. Warning: Seriously hot and seriously unavailable. As an up-and-coming wine expert, Molly Grainger has zero room for relationships. Fortunately, the Hot Guys Trading Card in her hand is the perfect solution. One night with a tasty, hard-bodied brewmaster who she hopes will go down smooth.... But Cam offers Molly more than just a taste. He offers her an arrangement: Dating of Convenience, with bonus sexy times in between! It's a perfect pairing of practicality and deliciously naughty chemistry. And nothing would ruin it more than falling in love....
Learn the stories of twenty-five courageous and imaginative athletes--some who have changed their sport, others who have changed the world we live in. Read about Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play men's pro hockey and Jim Abbott, a Major League Baseball player who learned how to pitch with one arm. These are heart-warming stories of overcoming obstacles and beating the odds. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
The more they read, the more they learn. And the more they learn, the more the women in the Dirty Girls Book Club want to experience it for themselves... Confirmed city girl Kim Chang loves the book club's foray into erotic fiction, but she's not sold on their latest choice of cowboy erotica. An art student whose future lies back in Hong Kong, Kim has never thought of dusty chaps and Stetsons as sexy. But she's in for a surprise when the club takes a trip to the rodeo. It's so raw and physical, and those strong, masculine men atop bucking broncs arouse in her some serious lust. At the end of the night, she finds herself going home with the most smoldering cowboy in the bunch and having the hottest night of her life. Ty Ronan is from a different world than Kim, but their wild fling is too good to stop. As Ty unleashes Kim's inner dirty girl, she realizes that the rough-and-tumble man might be more than a roll in the hay. This cowboy's allure goes deeper than she imagined, but can these two opposites make their passionate ride last a lifetime?
The author of the number-one New York Times bestseller How to Have More in a Have-Not World gives us her most passionate--and personal--book yet. In her trademark witty, straight-talking style, Terry Cole-Whittaker reveals a seven-step program that teaches readers to become the successful, happy people God has designed them to be.
When a sex tape leaks on the Internet, image trumps love and passion in this sultry novel about the complications of mixing business with pleasure. Lena Paskin and Jason Armstrong have a commuter relationship. Living and loving apart has been a win-win for each of them. Lena has been working to build her high-profile reputation as a businesswoman at her father's broadcasting company, while Jason has dedicated his time to growing his sports management agency. Lena and Jason build a winner-take-all relationship, betting on big sporting events where the victor names place and pleasure. When their sex video leaks on the Internet, life gets more complicated. Lena is hurt and angry, so her response is to seek revenge--in the arms of strangers--eventually learning to rebuild her life based on her own truth.
The second book in the sexy Elle Series comes alive when an impotent husband gives his loving wife the ultimate gift--a fortyeight- hour pass to fulfill any sexual fantasy of her choosing. Aleesa is happily married and deeply in love with her second husband, and knight in shining armor, Army Reservist Walter Davis. After a two-year tour in Afghanistan, he returns home injured, impotent and struggling to keep a wartime secret that is sure to end his marriage. While Walter was away at war, Aleesa worked hard on his homecoming gift, a bound "freak book" featuring all of her delightfully decadent sexual fantasies, complete with boudoir photos taken by the talented and oh-so tempting Josiah Newman. But since his return, sex has been a nonstarter, the freak book a dismal failure, and as Walter struggles to come to terms with the ghosts of his warrior past, Aleesa finds her storybook marriage spiraling into the abyss of anger and depression. While she's off on a girls' getaway, Walter spends his days reading and getting lost in her sexual scenarios. His emotions span the gamut from anger to empathy and gratitude. Hoping it will assuage his guilt for being a failed husband, and allow them to move on, he gives his wife the ultimate anniversary gift--forty-eight hours to fulfill any sexual fantasy of her choosing. Aleesa, hurt and angry that Walt would even suggest such a thing, initially declines, but when his secret comes out and the truth is revealed, his gift becomes her ticket to ultimate revenge. But if she accepts, will it also unwrap the final bow holding together their troubled marriage? The Gift explores the complicated journey of marital relations and the intriguing concept of sexual healing.
Here is the perfect book for those ready to move beyond the daily grind to a life overflowing with adventure, beauty, and a God who loves us more passionately than we dared imagine. Far from promoting a "Carpe Diem" attitude adjustment, Dare to Desire is an invitation to a whole new life. But be warned - once you accept this invitation, you'll never see your world the same again.With brand new content as well as concepts from his three best-selling books (Sacred Romance, Journey of Desire, and Wild at Heart), John Eldredge takes readers on a majestic journey through the uncharted waters of the human heart. Combining powerful quotes, stunning photography, and the encouragement of an experienced trail guide, John Eldredge shows readers how to draw closer to a God who seeks to grant us our deepest desires.