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A terrifying literary thriller set on the Alaskan tundra, about the mystery of evil and mankind's losing battle with nature. At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village. When Vernon Slone returns from a desert war to discover his son dead and his wife missing, he begins a methodical pursuit across this frozen landscape. Aided by his boyhood companion, the taciturn and deadly Cheeon, and pursued by the stalwart detective Donald Marium, Slone is without mercy, cutting a bloody swath through the wilderness of his homeland. As Russell Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband's vengeance, he comes face to face with an unspeakable secret at the furthermost reaches of American soil--a secret about the unkillable bonds of family, and the untamed animal in the soul of every human being. An Alaskan Oresteia, an epic woven of both blood and myth, Hold the Dark recalls the hyperborean climate and tribalism of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey's Deliverance.
Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him work at a food fair. He wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. Dan's excitement vanishes when he learns that the job involves dressing up in a hotdog costume. Every dark cloud has its silver lining, he discovers, when he, or rather Frank Lee Better, his mascot persona, gains the admiration of a pretty girl names Brooke. The attention is great until Dan finds himself under attack.
The #1 New York Times BestsellerMike and Tia Baye decide to spy on their son Adam, who has become moody and withdrawn since his friend's suicide. The software they install on his computer exposes every website visited, every e-mail and instant message sent or received. But each keystroke draws them deeper into a maze of mayhem and violence that could destroy them all.
Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son Adam has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate Spencer, they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: 'Just stay quiet and all safe. ' Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community. . .
Robbing men, getting money, and living lavishly is all they know. For Unique, Kiara, Kay Kay, and Zoe, tomorrow isn't promised, love doesn't exist, and men ain't worth a thing. Stealing cars is their hustle, and they are at the top of their game, but jealousy, greed, and envy are lurking in the shadows. Unique lives by the motto "Only the strong shall survive and the weak shall fall," but the game of love has won her over. Once she decides to leave the only hustle she knows for the man she loves, her drama begins. When loyalty amongst family is questioned and their fate is unanswered, who will hold whom down?
Whoa! Happy and his friends are going on an overnight trail ride through the woods. The ponies can't wait for a new adventure! At first, the ride is perfect. Happy even makes a new friend when he meets a foal from a farm along the way. But soon, the ponies and their riders are trapped in the shadowy forest--and it seems like someone is following them! Will they ever make it back to Big Apple Barn?
17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother - from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Ryland's "problem" and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will not only fit in, but prosper, Becca is up in arms.She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they find at St. Brigid's is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece find out information about their family's heritage and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they've been waiting for--but, they are all, especially Becca, in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.
An intoxicating debut novel that twines the lives of two women on the same land, a century apart. Alyson Thomson has left the city for a simpler life on an abandoned farm with her lover, Walker, a potter. Wandering there, she uncovers, in the ruins of a log cabin, the writings of a young woman who lived more than a hundred years before. Into Alyson's story Merilyn Simonds weaves the moving tale of Margaret MacBayne, who, with her family, left behind hardship in a seaside Scottish town in the hope of building a new home in the Canadian wilderness. Margaret, an expert on herbs, contemplates revenge when her brothers rob her of her happiness. When Alyson too suffers great loss, she must decide if retribution is worth the price. Taut and uplifting, sensuous and astute, The Holding is psychologically complex and beautifully rendered. Simonds brings us an intimate journey of discovery into the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places.
Just when Amy feels that things are back to normal at Heartland, an injured police horse named Venture arrives. Venture's partner, Sergeant Garcia, is desperate to help the wounded gelding. Amy convinces the policeman to put his trust in Heartland's methods. But when Amy's tried-and-true remedies have no effect on Venture, she is the one who loses faith. Before she can reach a breakthrough, Amy must open herself up to new possibilities and learn to believe in the power of change.
Davidson explores classic themes in historical materialism as he explains: the moments of transition from the dominance of one mode of production to another; the process of social revolution which accompany these transitions; and the problem of nationalism, both as a theoretical challenge to Marxism's capacity for historical explanation and as a practical obstacle to socialist consciousness.
Through Texan Men magazine, wealthy entrepreneur Tanner Jones found the perfect Texas woman -- beautiful Dori Mae Fitzpatrick. But because he wanted to be loved for himself, not his money, Tanner neglected to mention the fact that he was filthy rich. Little did he guess that Dori was keeping a few secrets of her own. . . . Faced with bankruptcy, Leah Hampton needed a husband -- fast. But despite her advertisement, her only candidate was Hunter Pryde. Their marriage would be a business arrangement -- nothing more. Not that Hunter would want anything else -- he'd made that clear eight years ago. And Leah was too smart to fall for the same trick twice, wasn't she?
In the opening of Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, Monica Wesolowska gives birth to her first child, a healthy-seeming boy who is taken from her arms for "observation" when he won't stop crying. Within days, Monica and her husband have been given the grimmest of prognoses for Silvan, and they must make a choice about his life. The story that follows is not a story of typical maternal heroism. There is no medical miracle here. Instead, we find the strangest of hopes. Certain of her choice, Monica must still ask herself at every step if she is loving Silvan as well as a mother can. The result is a page-turning testimony to the power of love. By raising ethical questions about how a death can be good in the age of modern medicine, Holding Silvan becomes a joyous paean to what makes life itself good. Whether you have suffered profound loss or not, this book will change your life.
As in all his books, Heckler draws from personal experience: training his horse, cultivating presence in aikido dojos, consulting with business executives, raising children. A masterful and encompassing book,Holding the Centerdevelops from the fulcrum of the self in the natural world. Many of Heckler's lessons arise from his life as a householder and father. Community is a larger family--we make alliances to "take care of what matters to us. " But, as Heckler teaches, that takes listening to others with an open heart, and learning what the needs of others are. The world can be a sanctuary, if we find a balance between instinct and choice. Richard Strozzi Heckler sounds an important call about the interplay between power and generosity in these subtle and luminous essays. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this many-dimensional new collection of speculative fiction, Zenna Henderson introduces us to a boy who "calls" his mother, despite the fact that the nearest phone is miles away--and reads the distress call from an orbiting astronaut's mind; to the amazing cures of Aunt Sophronia--pills for the living dead; and to Loo Ree, a first grader whose imaginary friend turns out to be all too real... This collection includes: The Indelible Kind, J-line to Nowhere, You Know What Teacher?, The Effectives, Loo Ree, The Closest School, Three-cornered and Secure, The Taste of Aunt Sophronia, The Believing Child,Through a Glass--Darkly, As Simple as That, Swept and Garnished, One of Them, Sharing Time, Ad Astra, Incident After, The Walls, Crowning Glory, Boona on Scancia, Love Every Third Stir
Always cautious, Joe has never even gotten so much as an after-school detention. So how is it that this Saturday night, he's at Burger Heaven, waving a loaded gun, yelling at the teen workers to get down on the floor now? Dylan has always succeeded at his twisted plans--until this Saturday, this robbery, where everything has gone wrong. And now, surrounded by police outside Burger Heaven, Dylan's life will never be the same--and neither will the lives of his hostages. Holdup--a novel with nine unforgettable points of view, in four astonishing parts--will leave the reader wondering about luck and life's strange surprises.
Neuroscientist Charles Gross has been interested in the history of his field since his days as an undergraduate. A Hole in the Head is the second collection of essays in which he illuminates the study of the brain with fascinating episodes from the past. This volume's tales range from the history of trepanation (drilling a hole in the skull) to neurosurgery as painted by Hieronymus Bosch to the discovery that bats navigate using echolocation. The emphasis is on blind alleys and errors as well as triumphs and discoveries, with ancient practices connected to recent developments and controversies. Trepanation, for example, originated in Paleolithic societies and is now promoted on a variety of Web sites as a means of "enhancing" consciousness. Gross first reaches back into the beginnings of neuroscience, discussing such topics as debates over the role of the brain (as opposed to the heart) in cognition and the relationship of vision to ideas about the "evil eye." He then takes up the interaction of art and neuroscience, exploring, among other things, Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson" paintings--one of which prefigured the poses in a famous photograph of the dead Che Guevara. Finally, Gross examines discoveries by scientists whose work was scorned in their own time but proven correct in later eras, including Claude Bernard's argument for the importance of the constancy of the internal environment and Joseph Altman's pioneering (and ignored) discovery of adult neurogenesis.
Who will be the king of the hole in the tree? A delightful book where two children find a hole in a tree and watch as it becomes larger through the occupation of successive animals. Starting with a small beetle who begins the hole and the progression to different insects, birds and other animals. Even the two children use the hole once he gets large enough through the progression.
Eleven-year-old Sebby has found the perfect escape from his crummy house and bickering family: The Hole in the Wall. It's a pristine, beautiful glen in the midst of a devastated mining area behind Sebby's home. But not long after he finds it his world starts falling apart: his family's chickens disappear, colors start jumping off the wall and coming to life, and after sneaking a taste of raw cookie dough he finds himself with the mother of all stomachaches. When Sebby sets out to solve these mysteries, he and his twin sister, Barbie, get caught in a wild chase through the tunnels and caverns around The Hole in the Wall - all leading them to the mining activities of one Stanley Odum, the hometown astrophysicist who's buying up all the land behind Sebby's home. Exactly what is Mr. Odum mining in his secret facility, and does it have anything to do with the mystery of the lost chickens and Sebby's stomachache? The answers to these questions go much further than the twins expect.
A modern exploration of the human, from its interacting organ systems to the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the functions of life.
A modern exploration of the human, from its interacting organ systems to the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the functions of life.
Designed for the one-semester anatomy and physiology course, "Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology" assumes no prior science knowledge and supports core topics with clinical applications, making difficult concepts relevant to students pursuing careers in the allied health field. The unparalleled teaching system is highly effective in providing students with a solid understanding of the important concepts in anatomy and physiology.
Holiday Cooking Around the World: Revised and Expanded to Include New Low-fat and Vegetarian Recipesby Kari A. Cornell
Completely revised and updated, the Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series serves up tantalizing recipes for countless dishes. Seasoned with vibrant, color photographs and easy, step-by-step directions, many of the recipes are low in fat and call for ingredients you may already have at home. Also included are new vegetarian recipes, complete menu suggestions, and an expanded cultural section highlighting each country or region's people, customs, holidays--and of course, food.
Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids will bring the whole family together for some good holiday fun. Children ages four and up will love selecting their own materials and digging into these cheerful projects. There is something here for everyone and every winter occasion Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's, and Boxing Day! Step-by-step instructions, helpful templates, and color photos make it a cinch for little ones to follow along. Best of all, the materials and ingredients for these projects are inexpensive, easy to find, and even easier to turn into amazing gifts, decorations, and treats.
Delicious ideas for easy holiday celebrations
Looking for something new to serve up during the holidays? Look no further! Holiday Entertaining Essentials: Dips and Appetizers is a delicious selection of tasty party favorites that'll make your celebrations even merrier. From Layered Shrimp and Pesto Dip to Vegetable Empanadas, these festive dishes will really get things rocking around the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas and enjoy! Looking for something new to serve up during the holidays?
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