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The Gatekeeper by New York Times bestselling author Heather GrahamKeeper of the Night by New York Times bestselling author Heather GrahamKeeper of the Moon by Harley Jane KozakKeeper of the Shadows by Alexandra SokoloffKeeper of the Dawn by New York Times bestselling author Heather GrahamIn their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires. The Keepers: L.A. is a dark and epic paranormal quartet led by NYT bestselling author Heather Graham in THE GATEKEEPER, followed by KEEPER OF THE NIGHT, KEEPER OF THE MOON by Harley Jane Kozak, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS by Alexandra Sokoloff and KEEPER OF THE DAWN by Heather Graham.
This book, featuring the complete, unabridged stories from "Keepers of the Earth" & "Native American Stories," represents the art of traditional Native American storytelling at its best. Performing stories drawn from the native cultures of North America - from the Inuit in the far north to the Creek in the southeast, from the Abenaki in the northeast to the Hopi in the southwest - Bruchac celebrates the human spirit as he connects the listener with nature.
Two sisters born to serve. . . The sorcerers of Lladrana have already Summoned three women to help fight the evil attacking their world. Yet their fourth Summoning brings the unexpected--twin sisters. And ones with strong ties to Earth. Both have a special gift to heal. But while Brigid Drystan has explored that gift through unorthodox means, Elizabeth has poured herself into getting a medical degree and denying her powers. Now, stuck in a strange land, fighting a plague sent by the Dark to weaken Lladrana, they must use all their resources to save lives. And one twin will risk her own on an experiment that might doom them both. . . .
Cory put her hands to her face. She was covered with layers of gauze, and she tore at it, layer after layer shedding in her hands as she hurried onward. The rocks in the path were bones and grinning skulls. This was what she had been stumbling over, and what her dress had been catching on. Panicked, she looked up. Five years after a deadly plague killed all the Grown-ups, the world's population has nearly vanished. Civilization is gone, and the children who outlived their parents have mostly perished of hunger or disease. But ten children survived, and have forged a new family, a new life, and together traveled up the coast of Florida, searching for answers. To their shock, they've found a group of adults, the only Grown-ups they've seen for years, living in an abandoned shopping mall. The Grown-ups seem delighted to see the children, and welcome them to the brave new world they've made for themselves -- a place with comforts the family had forgotten: cupcakes, clean clothes, adults to depend on. But something is terribly wrong. This friendly community is not what it appears. Can they find out the truth -- before it's too late? In this second book of the "Fire-us Trilogy", Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher return to the post-apocalyptic world they created in "The Kindling", as the family searches for the dark truth at the heart of the Fire-us.
From the book's foreword: "In the present book, Calvin Martin pursues his bio-historical studies further with particular reference to the northeastern hunting-and-gathering groups, exploring the seeming paradox presented, on one hand, by well-documented accounts of Indian cosmology which requires careful and reverential use of natural resources and, on the other hand, by equally well-documented evidence of Indians engaging in wanton slaughter of game. Mar-tin turns to the Indian world view and heretofore neglected entries in the documentary record concerning ecological prob-lems to supply missing elements in socioeconomic analyses of the Indian and the fur trade to date. From a fur trader's autopsy of a diseased beaver to Indian etiological concepts that offended animals visit sickness on humankind, Martin provides a per-suasive case that far more than mere cupidity for trade goods underlay the Indians' apparent abandonment of their "conser-vationist"
Few human institutions have survived so long and played a continuously important role in world history and affairs than the Papacy. From the time of St Peter to the present day, this establishment has sought to make sense of contemporary issues. Its story is a long and complicated one, full of incident, ideas and the interplay of personalities. In this masterful single volume, eminent scholar Roger Collins offers an account of the entire arc of papal history, describing how its authority was acquired and exercised, and in turn, challenged and threatened; how it faced and overcame crises - both from within and without; its relationship with Rome; the tradition of artistic patronage; and the character and policies of individual popes. Keepers of the Keys of Heaven is a vivid and revealing portrait of an enduring body, chronicling two thousand years of ambition, scandal, persecution, faith and glory.
Prophecy is prologueEngland, 1775. An ambitious American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle of Wight isnt just superstition. Its a secret with the power to save the world--or destroy it. In less than four hundred days, most of the worlds population will be dead. Nobody knows why, only when: February 9, 2027. Retired FBI Special Agent Will Piper is one of the few who will live "Beyond the Horizon. " Fifteen years ago, he revealed the prophecy to the world after the hunt for a madman led him to the mystical Library of Vectis, now housed at Area 51, in an unmarked location in the Nevada desert. Will is determined to live out his days in the Florida sun . . . even as the world sinks into hedonism and despair . . . even as the Doomsday Killers ominous calling cards resurface . . . until the apocalypse threatens the one thing Will wont compromise on: his own flesh and blood.
Anna breaks out of her close circle of friends. Anna has needed this all along. To get away from everybody and try something completely different. Meet new people. After all, change is good, right? And the drama club is so cool.
A helpful read for a parent or other adult dealing with the challenges of a student affected by learning disorders.
HER SECRET WAS OUT! They shared a brief, passionate affair, before Agent Frank Latimer moved on to his next mission. Leenie hadn't expected anything more from Frank than those beautiful encounters they shared. Until she gave birth to his child, and wondered about the wisdom of keeping his baby secret. Especially when her son was kidnapped! Frank would have punished Leenie for keeping the truth about his son from him, if he weren't hell-bent on bringing his boy home. And he would. Once he did, he planned on letting independent Leenie know just what he thought about her betrayal. Right after he put out the other fire that still raged passionately between them...
"...there is much truth in the portrayal of Sarah's struggles with a real rather than a dream horse, and her girlish joy in horse and riding will surely be communicated to readers." -Booklist
When Katie "Smith" and her baby boy, Kyle, appear at the Owens family home one night during a snowstorm just weeks before Christmas, it seems a cruel twist of fate. Katie looks exactly like Jacob Owens's dead wife-and Kyle could be his son!At first Jacob wants nothing to do with the mysterious woman. But before long, Katie accomplishes what no one had thought possible-she breaks through Jacob's grief, giving him back his joy for life.But how long will she stay? Katie is obviously running away from someone, though she won't say who. Whatever happens, Jacob vows to keep her and Kyle safe with him-at least until Christmas.
Pretty as a peacock, twelve-year-old Leela had been spoiled all her life. She doesn't care for school and barely marks the growing unrest between the British colonists and her own countrymen. Why should she? Her future has been planned since her engagement at two and marriage at nine. Leela's whole life changes, though, when her husband dies. She's now expected to behave like a proper widow: shaving her head and trading her jewel-toned saris for rough, earth-colored ones. Leela is considered unlucky now, and will have to stay confined to her house for a year -- "keep corner" -- in preparation for a life of mourning for a boy she barely knew. When her schoolteacher hears of her fate, she offers Leela lessons at home. For the first time, despite her confinement, Leela opens her eyes to the changing world around her. India is suffering from a severe drought, and farmers are unable to pay taxes to the British. She learns about a new leader of the people, a man named Gandhi, who starts a political movement and practices satyagraha-- non-violent protest against the colonists as well as the caste system. The quiet strength of satyagraha may liberate her country. Could she use the same path to liberate herself?
New Mexico attorney Tara Limey has always believed in the power and fairness of the law. All that changes when she takes on her best friends lover as a client. It is only after she has reluctantly agreed to represent him that Tara discovers the real reason Bill Hamilton has sought her out--and the shocking crime he has committed.
This new trilogy tells of Josie Grace's devotion to find the right home for three horses--Faith, Hope, and Charity. In the first title, Josie knows Faith has been at the family's stables as long as she can remember. Now an elderly mare, Faith needs a gentle owner. There are a few options, but Josie is not happy with the choices.
This powerful collection of essays ranges widely across politics and philosophy in America, the role of the black intellectual, legal theory and the future of liberal thought, and the fate of African-Americans. In West's hands issues of race and freedom are inextricably tied to questions of philosophy and, above all, to a belief in the power of the human spirit. West situates the current position of African-Americans, tracing the genealogy of the "Afro-American Rebellion" from Martin Luther King to the rise of black revolutionary leftists. He explains both the opportunities and limitations of liberalism and nationalism, and offers strategies for a new generation of African-Americans. West insists that African-American oppression be understood within the larger crises of North Atlantic civilization. While maintaining the specificity of black identity and resistance, he provocatively suggests alliances with other intellectual and communal forms of American radicalism. Writing on "the new cultural politics of difference," the critical legal studies movement, American pragmatism, or race and social theory, West sustains the difficult balance between a subtly argued critique of the past and present, and a broadly conceived, daring vision of the future.
Keeping Financial Records for Business 9E will give your students a broad knowledge of business operations and the basic skills they need to keep better financial records. The text contains a colorful graphic design and features that will capture students? interest, such as multicultural insights and interviews with individuals who use record keeping in their daily lives. A step-by-step approach to each new task makes it easier for students to master the job skills of record keeping.
"You can count on me. You don't have to be alone. "Diana Collins can't believe she's hearing these words from her former secret crush, Cameron Van Kirk. Popular, gorgeous and from the richest family in town, he was always out of her league. Now Cameron's back after ten years, and he's telling Diana--who is pregnant and alone--that he wants to help her. His duty is to his family dynasty. Hers is to her baby, whose secret she's keeping. What's Diana to do?
He took the fallHunter Gordon had pleaded guilty to a crime he hadn't committed. And served ten long years in prison. All to save the family who had taken him in: beautiful Rae Benton and her father. But right before Rae's father died, he revealed his daughter was in danger. Hunter had to keep her safe. How was he supposed to get close? Rae didn't know the truth and blamed him for the loss of all she held dear. Hunter would have to earn Rae's trust--without ever telling her what really happened a decade ago.
Amber O'Neill's new neighbor has been keeping her up all night-and not for any pleasurable reason! Doesn't he know ex-ballerinas need to drown their sorrows in peace? Amber storms over, intending to tell this noise polluter where he can put his guitar, but ends up tongue-tied when she sees him in the smokin' hot flesh!Guy Wilder can think of some much more exciting uses for Amber's sharp tongue and stunning physique, but he would be crazy to start up anything with his neighbor-things could get messy when she realizes he's a "one night only" kind of guy....
The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, famine struck, and aid groups fled, she has dedicated herself to providing help for people whose lives have been shattered by violence and poverty. She turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has numbered up to 90,000 displaced people, ignoring the clan lines that have often served to divide the country. She inspired her daughters, Deqo and Amina, to become doctors. Together, they have saved tens of thousands of lives in her hospital, while providing an education to hundreds of displaced children. In 2010, Dr. Abdi was kidnapped by radical insurgents, who also destroyed much of her hospital, simply because she was a woman. She, along with media pressure, convinced the rebels to let her go, and she demanded and received a written apology.Dr. Abdi's story of incomprehensible bravery and perseverance will inspire readers everywhere...
The brazen beauty is said to possess fairy magic, and has successfully charmed and seduced English soldiers out of their most carefully guarded secrets to aid her kinsmen. But now the infamous Kate MacCarran has met the one man who seems immune to her legendary allure ... Captain Alec Fraser of The Black Watch has no doubt that Katie Hell is trouble. Hadn't she just drugged him, kissed him, then searched through his belongings? Now the elusive spy is his captive, and it is Alec's duty to transport her to Edinburgh. But the Highland hellion challenges him at every turn, determined to escape with her secrets. Soon Alec discovers that keeping Kate out of mischief may be an almost impossible task ... just as Kate realizes that surrendering to his passionate love may be her most dangerous mission yet.
REUNION: HANNNAH, MICHAEL, KATE HELP WANTED: MOTHER For Kate Spencer, serving as caregiver to Aaron Carver's baby was more than a job opportunity-it was a chance to find a family once again. Yes, Kate had been unlucky in that regard before, but one look at the handsome bachelor dad made her think that she could be more than just a mother figure in the Carver household.... For Aaron Carver, finding Kate was the answer to his prayers. She was the replacement mother he'd dreamed of for baby Jamie. Yet, as he began to welcome her into his life-and his home-he wondered if her skill as a nanny was all he wanted from her.... Reunion: Because some homecomings take longer than others....
What happens when you have life on a string and then everything changes? The author tells the story of life with her daughter, Katherine, who developed Rett Syndrome without warning. This is the story of a soul-searching journey through grief, loss, hope, anger, and despair to a place of unconditional love.
Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform – monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.
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