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This selection of ageless folk wisdom from Japan's cities, villages, and fields is ideal for the student-casual or serious-of Japanese culture. Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk is a humorous guide to everyday Japan and a gentle introduction to the values and traditions that still drive and inform, even now, in times of unprecedented sophistication and global reach.
Starring Sissy Hanshaw--flawlessly beautiful, almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bags. . . Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the smooth-riding cowgirls of Rubber Rose Ranch. Chink, lascivious guru of yams and yang. Julian, Mohawk by birth; asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition. Dr. Robbins, preventive psychiatrist and reality instructor. . . Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virg...
Hands in his pockets, Rebus turned to face Cafferty.They were old men now, similar builds, similar backgrounds. Sat together in a pub, the casual onlooker might mistake them for pals who'd known one another since school.<P><P> But their history told a different story.Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options.Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.Meanwhile, DI Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert team from Glasgow who are tailing a notorious crime family. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.It's a game of dog eat dog - in the city, as in the wild.EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
Alone in a country she didn't know well, chased by men who were willing to kill to get what they wanted, Lakeview veterinarian Tori Riley would do anything to keep the daughter she gave up for adoption safe -- even depend on a man who might not be telling her the truth. Called out of early retirement for one final job, former DEA agent Noah Stone didn't trust Tori's motives -- what kind of vet gets herself tangled up with drug lords? But there was no time for questions, for every second brought an unscrupulous enemy closer to Tori's daughter. . . .
A young girl tells of how she was diagnosed with diabetes and what it means for her and her family.
On the first day of Royal Ascot, the world's most famous horse race, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favorites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker-- taking over the family business from his grandfather-- so he knows not to expect any sympathy from the punters as they count their winnings, and he his losses. He's seen the ups and downs before-- but, as the big gambling conglomerates muscle in on small concerns like his, Ned wonders if it's worth it any more. When a gray-haired man steps forward from the crowd claiming to be his father, Ned's life is thrown into far deeper turmoil. He'd been told since he was a baby that his parents had died in a car crash. Barely an hour later, his newly found father is stabbed by an unknown assailant in the Ascot parking lot. Blood oozing from his abdomen, his father warns Ned to "be very careful." But of whom? Of what? Ned finds himself in a race to solve his father's riddle-- a race where coming in second could cost him more than even money-- it could cost him his life...
Even more fascinating and bizarre facts to excite and entertain young readers! How to talk like a pirate . . . which snakes can eat a 6-foot crocodile . . . whose favorite food is caterpillar milk . . . who holds the world record for the loudest burp . . . and many, many more! Packed with useless facts that are essential to know, Even More Children's Miscellany collects the best of the smart, the silly, and the strange.
Prominent contributor to The Secret, Mike Dooley offers more insightful, entertaining messages to amuse and inspire you. While the first book spoke primarily about new beginnings, and the second book's focus was about traditions, Even More Notes from the Universe speaks on the theme of change, growth and decision-making. Many of the notes echo the overarching theme of personal empowerment, giving readers the help from the cosmos that most of us have needed at one point or another. But throughout the third book, Mike Dooley shares his philosophy of change - when you come to the point in your life where you have a choice between doing what you want to do, and what you have to do, always do what you want, he says. What started in 1998 as a little poem sent out once a week to a handful of email addresses has evolved into an inspiring anecdote delivered to over 150,000 subscribers from 169 countries. Mike Dooley serves as an interpreter for the Universe. Notes from the Universe: Book 3 is the third and final book in the three-volume set that is brimful with powerful affirmations that will have you thinking positively, feeling confident, and walking the path to personal success. When readers discover the truths the Universe is unveiling, they will begin living happier, more fulfilling lives.
The Universe -- our eternal partner -- returns for the third installment in the Notes from the Universe series, dispensing wisdom, humor, and insight into the truth about creating the future we desire. Even More Notes from the Universe combines Mike Dooley's pithy and inspiring messages, direct from the Universe, to help you start living the life of your dreams -- today. Focusing on the desired results joyfully and with gratitude is infinitely more engaging than struggling and stressing about them. Relax, laugh, and enjoy the footwork the Universe has to share. Whether your dance is the tango, hula, or one of your own creation, dancing life's dance begins with that first brave step. The music has always been playing your favorite tune, yet hearing it requires action. And right on cue, your unfailing partner, the Universe, begins choreographing players and events in a waltz of miracles, moving heaven and earth to align the future of your dreams with your present circumstances. Nothing is impractical, impossible, or out of reach. Your thoughts create worlds, your words shape the future, and the steps you take unleash the magic behind creation. In this third book in the Notes from the Universe trilogy, Mike Dooley brings a fresh perspective from your most loyal friend.
Parts The first book stole your heart . . . More Parts The next one cracked you up . . . Now here's Even More Parts Be careful: You just might laugh your head off!
Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving's "Guests from Gibbet Island" or Charles Dickens' "Chips." Or make the aquaintance of "The Skull That Spoke" and "The Monster of Baylock"--but beware of spectral visitors like "The Blood-Drawing Ghost." This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading!Twenty deliciously eerie illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers highlight this companion to Robert D. San Souci's earlier collections of scary stories, Short & Shivery and More Short & Shivery, which School Library Journal called "an absolute delight."From the Hardcover edition.
This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading.
With more than 1. 5 million Top Secret Recipes books sold, Todd Wilbur is the reigning master of professional-quality clones of America's best-loved, brand-name foods. In Even More Top Secret Recipes, Wilbur shares the secrets to making your own delicious versions of: * McDonald's ® French Fries * KFC ® Extra CrispyTMChicken * Wendy's ® Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich * Drake's ® Devil Dogs ® * Taco Bell ® Burrito Supreme ® * Boston Market® Meatloaf * And many more! With a dash of humor, a tantalizing spoonful of food facts and trivia, and a hearty sprinkling of culinary curiosity, Even More Top Secret Recipes gives you the blueprints for reproducing the brand-name foods you love. .
Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday. Shane Galanter--a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is the woman somewhere who even now remembers--as does he those long-ago days.., and a love that hasn't faded with him. Lauren Gibbs--a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago--when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she's never looked back. how come she can't put to rest the one question that haunts her, Why is life so empty? Emily Anderson--a college freshman raised by her grandparents and about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story with a tragic ending came with her birth. As a result, she is drawn to look back and search out the mother she's never met. A young woman seeking answers to her heart's deep questtions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years... who have never forgotten each other.
When Bobby and Susan Martin come across a dirty, shivering child at their campsite, the last thing the childless couple expects is to be drawn into an unthinkable crime. But when one of the boy's kidnappers comes out of the brush waving a gun, Bobby is forced to react. In one chaotic, explosive moment, the predator is brutally murdered. But was he a criminal -- or a cop?With a vicious crime ring closing in on them, and unsure of whom to trust, Bobby and Susan desperately plunge into the heart of danger to save the boy -- and themselves. John Gilstrap's Even Steven enhances his reputation as an ingenious and innovative contemporary thriller writer.
The arrival of Cousin Odd Todd greatly upsets Even Steven who likes everything to come in even numbers--his pets, his library books, and even his pancakes. Includes an activities and games section.<P><P> Hello Reader! Math Level 3.
Essays on life, aging, fame, rage, marriage, sensuality, written in the poetic prose of Maya Angelou.
"This is, flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written... An absolute treasure." --Booklist (STARRED)<P> In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created, or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People For the American Way; was labeled the "no. 1 enemy of the American family" by Jerry Falwell; made it onto Richard Nixon's "Enemies List"; was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President Clinton; purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it for ten years in all fifty states; blew a fortune in a series of bad investments in failing businesses; and reached a point where I was informed we might even have to sell our home. Having heard that we'd fallen into such dire straits, my son-in-law phoned me and asked how I was feeling. My answer was, "Terrible, of course," but then I added, "but I must be crazy, because despite all that's happened, I keep hearing this inner voice saying, 'Even this I get to experience.'" <P> Norman Lear's work is legendary. The renowned creator of such iconic television programs as All in the Family; Maude; Good Times; The Jeffersons; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Lear remade our television culture from the ground up. At their peak, his programs were viewed by 120 million people a week, with stories that dealt with the most serious issues of the day--racism, poverty, abortion --yet still left audiences howling with laughter. In EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE, Lear opens up with all the candor, humor, and wisdom to be expected from one of America's greatest living storytellers. <P> But TV and politics are only a fraction of the tale. Lear's early years were grounded in the harshness of the Great Depression, and further complicated by his parents' vivid personalities. The imprisonment of Lear's father, a believer in the get-rich-quick scheme, colored his son's childhood. During this absence, Lear's mother left her son to live with relatives. Lear's comic gifts were put to good use during this hard time, even as they would be decadeslater during World War II, when Lear produced and staged a variety show for his fellow airmen in addition to flying fifty bombing missions. <P> After the war, Lear tried his hand at publicity in New York before setting out for Los Angeles in 1949. A lucky break had a powerful agent in the audience the night Danny Thomas performed a nightclub routine written by Lear, and within days his career in television began. Before long his work with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (and later Martha Raye and George Gobel) made him the highest-paid comedy writer in the country, and he was spending his summers with the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Movies followed, and soon he was making films starring Frank Sinatra, Dick Van Dyke, and Jason Robards. Then came the '70s, and Lear's unprecedented string of TV hits. <P> Married three times and the father of six children ranging in age from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. A memoir as touching, funny, and remarkable as any of Lear's countless artistic creations, EVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE is nothing less than a profound gift, endlessly readable and characteristically unforgettable. ey Parker "Fantastic stories from one of the wisest, most subversive, and most beautiful human beings the comedy world has ever known. Like the man himself, this book is charming, awe-inspiring, and hilarious."
New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill delivers a sizzling new entry in her Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel's otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who's more than his match-- she's his predestined mate . . .The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn't make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she's the mate Harek's been seeking for centuries . . .The SEALs call her "Camo" for her ability to blend into a crowd--yet Harek's intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international kidnappers, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda--besides Harek's bold declaration that she's his "destiny." Just Camille's luck that the sexiest man she's ever met may also be . . . a vampire!
Paen Scott is a Dark One: a vampire without a soul. And his mother is about to lose hers too if Paen can't repay a debt to a demon by finding a relic known as the Jilin God in five days. Half-elf Samantha Cosse may have gotten kicked out of the Order of Diviners, but she's still good at finding things, which is why she just opened her own private investigation agency. Paen is one of Sam's first clients and the only one to set her elf senses tingling, which makes it pretty much impossible to keep their relationship on a professional level. Sam is convinced that she is Paen's Beloved--the woman who can give him back his soul...whether he wants it or not.
Fans of John Green's Looking for Alaska as well as Lauren Oliver and Sarah Dessen will embrace this provocative debut novel, an exploration of taboo love set against the backdrop of a suburban high school. Charlie, a senior, isn't looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom. But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he's the only one who gets her. She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush. In this stunning debut, Jessica Alcott explores relationships--and their boundaries--in a way that is both searingly honest and sympathetic.Praise for EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME"The witty repartee among characters is reminiscent of the dialogue in John Green's novels or a Gilmore Girls episode... VERDICT: A cutting-edge exploration of a thorny topic, this is a wonderful debut novel." -School Library Journal "Wallflowers and bookworms everywhere will empathize with Charlie... Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen." -Booklist "Expect challenges on the subject matter, but this novel--with its vibrant characterization--is worth defending." -VOYA MagazineFrom the Hardcover edition.
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she's beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that's right-the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel's going to need all of her brainpower-and maybe a brain smoothie as well-in order to get through it without falling apart.
Haley Randolph, newly-single fashionista extraordinaire and occasional part-time sleuth, has definitely landed her ticket to ride this time: a job planning events for big-deal Hollywood clients. Everyone likes a party, right? So what could possibly go wrong?As it turns out, quite a lot. Haley's nasty new boss sets her up for disaster by putting her in charge of a hugely complicated Beatles-themed charity bash. Before Haley can say, "Oh! Darling," she's on her way to look at the party's custom yellow submarine cake. . . only to find the baker, Lacy Hobbs, lying in a pool of blood here, there and everywhere! Of course Detective Madison--Haley's occasional nemesis (though he does have a hunky partner!)--is eyeing her as the murderer, so she'll now be working at least eight days a week to get to the bottom of the mystery. Of course the suspect list leads down a very long and winding road as Lacy had quite a few Tinseltown enemies, including a very unhappy bride--and a rival baker. It'll take more than a hard day's night for Haley to both hold onto her job and keep herself out of those awful blue prison outfits while tracking down the season's hottest bag: the Enchantress. And though Haley's not one to run for her life, the killer may be much closer than she thinks!
"The Evening Chorus serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live -- and relish -- the tiny pleasures of another day. With her trademark prose -- exquisitely limpid -- Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strength of the powerless." -- Emma Donoghue Downed during his first mission, James Hunter is taken captive as a German POW. To bide the time, he studies a nest of redstarts at the edge of camp. Some prisoners plot escape; some are shot. And then, one day, James is called to the Kommandant's office. Meanwhile, back home, James's new wife, Rose, is on her own, free in a way she has never known. Then, James's sister, Enid, loses everything during the Blitz and must seek shelter with Rose. In a cottage near Ashdown forest, the two women jealously guard secrets, but form a surprising friendship. Each of these characters will find unexpected freedom amid war's privations and discover confinements that come with peace. The Evening Chorus is a beautiful, astonishing examination of love, loss, escape, and the ways in which the intrusions of the natural world can save us. "The Evening Chorus sparkles." --Jo Baker "A poised, lyrical novel about the griefs of war, written with poetic intensity of observation." --Helen Dunmore "This riveting novel is a song. Listen." --Richard Bausch www.hhumphreys.com
Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an 'Introduction to Italian'. On the surface it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along the way. But the Italian class at Mountainview School has its own special quality, and the hopes and dreams of so many people are tied up in the twice weekly lessons. The students learn far more than they ever bargained for, and by the time they are ready to set off on the promised trip to Italy at the end of the year, everyone's destiny has changed utterly.