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Journalist Butler deepens the familiar picture of the US flier who vanished mysteriously in 1937 to reveal Earhart's personae as an educator, a social worker, a lecturer, a businesswoman, and a promoter of women's rights. She also provides details about that last flight and wades through the accumulated mythology to seek a reasonable explanation for her loss. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.
Writing in luminous prose, Liza Dalby brings us this elegant and unique year's journal-- a brilliant mosaic that is at once a candid memoir, a gardener's diary, and an enlightening excursion through cultures east and west. In the essays, Dalby transports us from her Berkeley garden to the streets of Kyoto, to Imperial China, to the sea cliffs of Northern California, and to points beyond.
Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck's classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman's coming of age as she's torn between Eastern and Western culturesKwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl--taught by her mother to submit in all things, "as a flower submits to sun and rain alike." Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she's surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck's acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.
Little P. K. and his sister rise early on Easter morning for there's much to do. First they rush to find the colored eggs hidden during the night. Then it's off to the park for sunrise services. And, finally, the family sits down for their Easter feast. At the end of the day, the reason for Easter becomes clear: So we end up in prayer, As we kneel and we say, "Lord, thank you for Easter. It's the greatest of days!"
Two heartwarming stories of faith rediscovered featuring two heroines who find true love while visiting home for Easter are together in this one volume. Includes Worth's "The Lily Field" and Martin's "The Butterfly Garden. " Original.
Easter eggs, Easter bunnies Easter parades. Children see animated characters, hear silly stories, and shout with glee in egg hunts during the spring "holiday" season. This book helps parents help their children see beyond the commercialism and grasp the true celebration of Easter. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed.
[from inside dust jacket flaps:] "Spring has sprung in Tinker's Cove, and Lucy Stone has a mile-long to-do list. From painting eggs with her grandson, to preparing the perfect Easter feast, to reviving her garden after a long, cold winter, she hardly has time to search for a killer with a deadly case of spring fever ... Lucy has always loved covering the annual Easter egg hunt for the Pennysaver. Hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst at Pine Point, her luxurious oceanfront estate, it's a swanky event where the grown-ups sip cocktails while their children search for eggs that are as likely to contain savings bonds as they are jelly beans. But when Lucy arrives with her threeyear-old grandson, VV's normally welcoming gates are locked, and a man dressed as the Easter Bunny emerges only to drop dead moments later ... Lucy discovers that the victim is Van Vorst Duff, VV's grandson, and soon learns that not all is as it seems at idyllic Pine Point, where the champagne and caviar seem to be running dry. Always a social butterfly, VV has been skipping lunch dates with friends, and her much-needed donations to local charities have stopped with no explanation. Maybe she's going senile, or maybe her heirs are getting a little too anxious to take over her estate ... As Lucy gathers a basketful of suspects, she's convinced that someone's been hunting for a lot more than eggs. And she'll have to chase the truth down a rabbit hole before the killer claims another victim ..." The prior 19 books in Leslie Meier's cozy mystery series about a full time mother and part time newspaper reporter in a small Maine town are in the Bookshare collection. Each book features a special day like the first day of school, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, wedding day, Thanksgiving, Father's Day and more. The novels feature a few recipes and celebration ideas at the end of the text.
Lizzie isn't looking forward to Easter. Her mother always picks ugly Easter dresses for her, the jellybeans are yellow at breakfast time and red after supper, she doesn't want to decorate or dye eggs and everywhere she looks she sees scary Easter Bunnies. They scamper through church, sit beside the high way, and are big and pink or big and ghostly. Worst of all, her brother's stuffed Easter Bunny wants to kill her. For a long time Lizzie's been afraid of everything. Germs, kidnappers, and terrorists are just waiting to get her. Lizzie is always afraid. Even her dreams are terrifying. Her parents think she's just going through a phase but Lizzie is almost sick with fear. She doesn't give her little brother any respect. She calls him booger. So, when she is lured out at night and faces one nightmarish situation after another, she's amazed that it's Booger who rescues her from the danger and from fear itself. Lizzie's going to have a happy Easter after all.
From the dust jacket: "It was raining, and the Easter Bunny was snuggled down in his cozy warm burrow dreaming about painted eggs and all the children he would visit on Easter Sunday. The sound of the rain outside was so soothing, the Easter Bunny slept on ... and on ... until he'd slept right through Easter! That's how the Easter Bunny discovered that no one is interested in Easter eggs on Mother's Day, the Fourth of July, or Halloween. Luckily, when Christmas rolled around, Santa Claus thought of the perfect gift for the Easter Bunny so he will never be late again. Children have loved this classic story since the book was first published in 1957." This story incorporates the high points of Easter, Mother's Day, The Fourth of July, Halloween and Christmas, introducing them briefly to young children in an entertaining story format.
Oh no! Harry and Emily are decorating eggs. It is very, very messy. It is only the beginning of an Easter egg disaster! How will Harry and Emily get everything right before the Easter Bunny arrives?
Thomas is rolling down the Easter rails in this step 2 leveled reader that will introduce children to reading--and the exciting world of Thomas & Friends!
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Easter is the most important celebration in the life of the Church. With this book of daily reflections for the season, you will unearth a renewed and refreshed spirit in your walk with Christ. These reflections are based on a lectio divina ("holy reading") prayer method, in line with the Pauline tradition.
For the children of Harwick, Easter and the big egg hunt can't come soon enough. But when Terence loses all the eggs in the countryside, it's up to Thomas to deliver the children to Easter. This latest installment in the popular Thomas in Town series will be the perfect fit for young engineers' Easter baskets. From the Hardcover edition.
In this extraordinary fiction debut--rich with love and betrayal, history and intellectual passion--two remarkable narratives converge on Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world. It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true cal...
The popular Holiday Mice are back once again, and this time they're going on an egg hunt. Distracted by the beautiful spring day, the littlest mouse is the only one who doesn't find any eggs . . . until he stumbles upon a very special egg that turns out to be the best one of all.Young readers will identify with the littlest mouse's antics and delight in his eventual success as the story reaches its charming surprise ending. Filled with cheerful pastel colors, oversized eggs, and adorable mice in their Easter best, this latest book about the Holiday Mice is sure to please fans both old and new.
When Susan and Mike suspect that thieves may be plotting the theft of a valuable Easter egg, they organize their neighbors to ward off the crooks.
Especially commissioned original poems by Felice Holman, William Jay Smith, X. J. Kennedy, Joan Aiken, John Ciardi, and other contemporary poets, as well as traditional favorites, comprise this stunning anthology. From "lopeared and silky" rabbits to the "three crosses on cold Golgotha Hill," Mrs. Livingston's choices reflect the many moods of Easter. John Wallner's fitting illustrations capture both the joy and solemnity of the holiday. Descriptions of illustrations have been included.
Preschoolers can't help but notice all the new wonders of springtime, and An Easter Prayer emphasizes that God is the One to thank! Sweet rhymes and adorable art are perfect for young listeners, who will ask to read this colorful, die-cut board book even when spring is long past. Families will want to collect all the titles in the Time to Pray series, including A Pumpkin Prayer and An "I Love You" Prayer. Meets national education standards.
In EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system, including a new introduction from the author.Applies the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment.Previous edition has sold more than 55,000 copies.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Eastern Body, Western Mind focuses on vital issues in therapy today: addiction, codependence, physical and sexual abuse, family dynamics, character structures, personal empowerment, feminism, male emancipation, sexuality, politics, and spirituality. It integrates techniques from bioenergetics to visualization, depth psychology to spiritual practice.
This social studies textbook covers geography of Africa, Europe and Asia. It also contains charts, graphs and interactive maps, etc.
A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world. Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications megacorp, but Art's real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe. Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day. But one thing hasn't changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into Tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations. Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted-not happiness, not money, and most certainly not love. Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain. .
The intriguing, inspiring history of one small, impoverished area in the Dominican Republic that has produced a staggering number of Major League Baseball talent, from an award-winning, bestselling author.
In this memoir of a World War II childhood, Paulsen paints a haunting self-portrait of a young boy drawn helplessly into the physical and emotional violence of the adult world. "An indelible account...hallmarked by Paulsen's sinewy writing" (Kirkus Reviews).
Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas -- and lifestyle -- of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.
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