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Everyone has a bad day once in a while -- but no one can top Karen's worst day ever.
Karen knows she shouldn't be playing with her yo-yo in school. Soon she finds herself in trouble with the substitute teacher -- but for something that's not her fault.
You're invited to six Sweet Sixteens, in six locations across the country. The party is just getting started... "Kari" has one night to make a big impression on the guy she's secretly loved since seventh grade -- and a Sweet Sixteen bash featuring the coolest swing band in South Carolina seems the perfect place to do it. But when things go haywire thanks to her embarrassing family, the impression she makes isn't quite the one she had planned ...
With a little amplification, the novel is almost a non-fictitious story of Karl-Ludwig Sand. It narrates his crime against the royalty and the relentless pursuance of the criminal afterwards. Read with maturity of mind it provides deep insight into the atrocities perpetuated by the royalty and the hatred of the people for such authority.
Karl Marx was the father of communism. Marx's philosophy hinges on his view of human nature. Along with the Hegelian dialectic, Marx inherited a disdain for the notion of an underlying invariant human nature. Sometimes Marxists express their views by contrasting nature with history. Sometimes they use the phrase existence precedes consciousness. The point, in either case, is that who a person is, is determined by where and when he is -- social context takes precedence over innate behavior; or, in other words, one of the main features of human nature is adaptability. Nevertheless, Marxian thought rests on the fundamental assumption that it is human nature to transform nature, and he calls this process of transformation labour and the capacity to transform nature labour power.
Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading.
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This gripping story about the first woman executed in Texas in over one hundred years draws on accounts from family, prisoners, government officials, and friends to show how God used a remarkable woman to reach countless lives with a message of redemption and joy. Linda Strom, Tucker's spiritual advisor and close friend for eleven years, includes photographs as well as excerpts from Tucker's letters and interviews.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman executed in Texas in over one hundred years, became an evangelist for Christ during her fourteen-year imprisonment on Death Row. This is the story of Karla's spiritual journey, the women and men she reached, and the God who offers redemption and hope to the hardest of hearts.
In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands of tradition with the allure of Western life. In "Lord Krishna," a teenager is offended when his evangelical history teacher likens the Hindu deity to Satan, but ultimately forgives the teacher against his father's wishes. In the title story, "Karma," an unemployed professor rescues birds in downtown Boston after his wealthy brother kicks him out of his home. In "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy," which appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2005, an irascible retired judge reconnects with a childhood friend while adjusting to a new life with his daughter and her American husband. In "Devadasi," a beautiful young woman raised in the United States travels back to India and challenges the sexual confines of her culture. And in "Bangles," a widow decides to return to her native village to flee her son's off-putting American ways. Set mostly in the Boston area, with side trips to an isolated immigrant community in Wichita, Kansas, and the characters' hometown of Hyderabad, India, Karma and Other Stories introduces a luminous new voice.
Life seems to have it in for Franny Flanders. Her best friends aren't speaking, her parents just divorced, and her hippie grandmother has moved in. The only karma Franny's got is bad karma. Then Franny gets her hands on a box of magic recipes that could fix all of her problems. It could even change the world! Finally, life is looking up. But Franny is about to learn that magic and karma aren't to be played with. When you mess with the universe, it can bite back in unexpected ways. Ouch!
When high school senior Maddy catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she devises a complicated plan to get revenge.
In the tradition of Holy Cow and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a fascinating travel memoir of finding yourself in the India of rickshaws and rainy seasons. Jenny was miserable, and it was all India's fault...until she realized it wasn't. When Jenny's husband gets transferred to India for work, she looks forward to a new life filled with glamorous expat friends and exciting adventures. What she doesn't expect is endless bouts of food poisoning, buffalo in the streets, and crippling loneliness in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Ten thousand miles away from home, Jenny struggles to fight off depression and anger as her sense of self and her marriage begin to unravel. But after months of bitterness and takeout pizza, Jenny realizes what the universe has been trying to tell her all along: India doesn't need to change. She does. Equal parts frustration, absurdity, and revelation, this is the true story of a Starbucks-loving city girl finding beauty in the chaos and making her way in the land of karma.
Copyright 2011, Stephanie HaefnerAll rights reserved, Lyrical Press, Inc. "Meet me for a drink?" I called Rich at the office after leaving the dress shop. My mother had added three dresses to her file, with appointments at two other boutiques the following week. "Sure. I can leave in like fifteen minutes. I'll meet you there. "We didn't even have to specify the place. Happy Hour was always at Cosmos, the same place I'd been going to for years. Before Preston, and all the drama before that, it was where Marcus, Brenda, Rachel and I had gone every Friday. I walked in and miraculously found an unoccupied table. Clearly it was Friday and six in the evening--the place was crawling with people ready to start their weekend. Rich walked in before the waitress even made it over to me. He didn't see me at first, and I loved watching him scan the crowd. Unlike most of the male clientele in business suits and power ties, Rich's job required no dress code. He stood there in a pair of semi-faded jeans and a t-shirt from one of the bands he promoted--its tightness in all the right places. When his blue eyes found mine, a smile bowed his lips. I loved the way my heart still sped a bit when he walked toward me, the eyes of most of the female patrons on him. But his were only on mine. He leaned down and kissed me square on the mouth. "Everything okay? You sounded stressed on the phone. ""Little bit. I went dress shopping with my mom and Abby today. ""I can see how that would be stressful. ""It wasn't too bad, but I told her I want the bridesmaids to wear black cocktail dresses. ""Ouch. How'd she take it?""She didn't say what was on her mind, then anyway. But she's not happy. ""I know your parents are paying for a lot of stuff, but when it comes to dresses, shouldn't your opinion be the one that matters most?"God, I loved him so much. "Oh, I wanted to tell you. Marcus picked up a ton of honeymoon brochures. He's pretty sure they're going somewhere European. Paris would be so romantic, don't you think?""Yeah, of course. But I don't think we can take a honeymoon. ""Why not?""We can't expect your parents to pay thousands of dollars for the wedding and then drop another ten grand on a honeymoon. ""Yeah, probably not. " They'd paid for Abby and Daniel's wedding, but the honeymoon to Antigua was a gift from Daniel's parents. "But I'm sure we can save up and at least do something, even if we stay stateside. ""I don't know. Wouldn't you rather save our money so we have a down payment on an apartment?""Why?""Don't you want to get our own place someday?""Not really. I love our weird family, don't you?""Yeah, but it gets. . . cramped sometimes. "I laughed. "Cramped? Are you losing your mind? Our place is huge!" I laughed again and stood. "I'm ready for a drink. What do you want?""I'll get it," he barked as he stood and walked toward the bar. What a crab. He needed to do a few shots and wipe out that mood.
Learn to bring the health and spiritual benefits of yoga into your everyday life with this simple and effective series of exercises.
Austin may be new to town, but he's not new to go-kart racing. Unfortunately, he had to leave his kart behind when he moved. When he races against Ryan Stone, Austin quickly learns that Ryan's the guy to beat. But how can Austin's rental kart compete with Ryan's shiny red kart? Austin will have to learn that the driver, not the kart, wins the race.
At home, the Kashmiri people's ongoing quest for justice and self-determination is as much ignored by their venal politicians as it is rejected by Pakistan. Internationally, their struggle is forgotten, as the West refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally India. Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is an impassioned attempt to redress this imbalance and to fill the gap in our moral imagination. Covering Kashmir's past and present and the occupation's causes and consequences, the authors issue a clarion call for the withdrawal of Indian troops and for Kashmir's right to self-determination.
Kashmir: Insurgency and After attempts to understand the nature and historical roots of the insurgency in Kashmir, and examines the causes and consequences of the blood-soaked rupture between the Kashmiri people and the Indian state.
When kaspar the cat first arrived at London's Savoy Hotel, it was Johnny Trott who carried him in. After all, Johnny was a bellboy and was responsible for all of Countess Kandinsky's things- including Kaspar. But when tragedy befalls the Countess during her stay, Kaspar becomes more than Johnny's responsibility: Kaspar is Johnny's new cat, and his new best friend. And when Kaspar and Johnny meet Lizziebeth, a spirited young heiress, they find themselves journeying across the Atlantic with Lizziebeth's family on England's newest and most magnificent ship, the Titanic. Because there is always adventure in the air with a cat like Kaspar around. After all, he's Kaspar Kandinsky, Prince of Cats, a Londoner and a New Yorker and, as far as anyone knows, the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic. . . .
After a terrible car accident, Kat wakes up with no idea who she is, and no memory of anything before the crash. She doesn't even recognize her mum, much less her friends from school-- Poppy, Jade, and the mysterious Tina. Only after she finds her old diary-- written in a voice no longer her own-- does Kat begin to discover the terrible secrets of her previous life. This incredible novel explores the damage amnesia can do to a family, and how one girl struggles to reconcile her new personality with her old. "From the Hardcover edition. "
In this sexy, raw debut novel, a vivacious young murderess seduces her unsuspecting victims to their own deaths. . . . Katrina is a self-proclaimed hood goddess. With her razor-sharp attitude, alluring charm, and exotic beauty, she is willing to do whatever it takes to climb--or kill--her way out of the hood. With two bodies already on her hands by the age of twenty, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime when a mysterious man invites her to be the first female killer on his multimillion-dollar team of professional assassins. Kat tempts her victims with her irresistible charm, but she cannot resist the rush that satisfies her hungry libido with each murder and makes her crave more and more power. Disturbingly witty and devilishly enticing, The Kat Trap lures readers into a deliciously cutthroat criminal world of money, glamour, and ultimate self-destruction.ns out to be an addictive aphrodisiac for her and the rush of violence is the only thing that satisfies her insatiable libido. Before killing each victim, Katrina tempts them with her irresistible, delectable charms -- and not one of them can resist. Disturbingly witty and devilishly enticing, The Kat Trap is an edgy, fast-paced urban drama with fascinating psychological elements that demonstrate how anger and bitterness can perpetuate self-destructive behaviors. Readers will be enthralled by Kat's deliciously criminal world of money and glamour, shocked by her cutthroat ambition and ruthlessness, and accosted by her physical and sexual prowess.
The Katana is the ultimate evolution of the Japanese sword, whose traditions date back to ancient Japan. Arguably the finest edged weapon ever made, combining a lethal cutting edge with a flexible and resilient core, a fine katana is as much a work of art as a deadly weapon. For centuries it was also the defining icon of the samurai, as it was above all the possession of a katana that identified those belonging to Japan's warrior class.
Meet the Beacon Street Girls... They're real, they're fun - they're just like you! Jamaican breezes are calling, and one hardworking BSG definitely deserves a getaway! But Katani's Caribbean dream trip may not be all soft sand and warm surf. When Grandma Ruby learns that the family's famous banana bread bakery is in serious danger, Katani's business savvy is put to the ultimate test. Spooky stories, dolphins, horseback rides on the beach, a mysterious old lady, and a lost heirloom add up to plenty of colorful island adventure for Katani and her family.
From the Book Jacket: FORCED TO LIVE A LIE It is 1942, and eight-year-old Katarina's carefree life in Slovakia is about to change. Jews are being rounded up, and Katarina and her aunt Lena and uncle Teo are in danger. Katarina does not understand why she is considered Jewish since her family has never been observant, but she trusts her beloved aunt to keep her safe. Frustrated and scared, Katarina is forced to hide in a peasant household. The weeks turn into months, and Katarina waits anxiously for her aunt to come for her. Because of Katarina's red hair, she is distrusted by the superstitious villagers, and when her Judaism is discovered, she is asked to leave. Katarina wanders alone from village to village, constantly at risk because of the persecution of Jews in her country, and confused by the threat that hangs over her. Throughout her plight, Katarina's spirit is maintained by a fierce belief that everything and everyone she once loved will await her at the end of the war. "... Katarina is worth reading and begs for discussion." - School Library Journal "[Winter's] story will move readers with its honesty...." - Booklist "First-time novelist Kathryn Winter, drawing on her own childhood experiences, creates an intimate portrait of a girl caught up in events beyond her understanding [Winter] offers richly detailed memories and asks the reader to serve as witness to the events these memories recount." -The New York Times Book Review "This book bears testament to the pernicious influences of insularity and superstition and to the courage of people who, in the face of danger, are willing to defend the helpless....Katarina is worth reading and begs for discussion. Winter has told her story with admirable evenness.... Teachers, librarians, and parents should find ample use for this powerful book." -School Library Journal age range: young adult
The sun shone,the crowds waved and cheered wildly and billions watched on TV all around the world a Katelovingly kissed William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace - not once but twice! Beautifuland composed, Kate smiled throughout a day that had become a wonderful celebration of a youngcouple's love for one another. The world it seemed still believed in their favourite fairytale - any girl could dream of becoming a princess. Kate is the defintive biography of the nation's newest princess. Bestselling author Sean Smith has retraced the steps of Kate's journey, from her childhood in rural Berkshire and her unhappy time as a victim of school bullies, to her transformation from a plain, gangly girl into the beauty she is today. He reveals the true story of how the romance with William blossomed at St Andrews University and how they managed to survive as a couple after the relationship hit the rocks in 2007,becoming stronger with a firm commitment to each other that they were for keeps. He examines Kate's tie spent as a royal apprentice and her evolving role as anambassador for British fashion. The story ends in Westminster Abbey where Kate and William married, describing all the glamour and spectacle of their big day. Fully illustrated this is the one book you will want to read about the event of the decade.
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