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Sue Barton, Superintendent of Nurses (Sue Barton #5)

by Helen Dore Boylston

Redheaded Sue Barton became a rural nurse in a little New Hampshire town just to be near, and to help, her fiancé, Dr. Bill Barry. Their efforts in solving the mystery of the typhoid carrier and their work in the hurricane finally brought the town's wealthiest citizen to present the community with a small hospital. Now Sue and Bill get married, and together try to run the little hospital in the New England hills. Sue is Superintendent of Nurses, and her old friend Kit is helping her. After all their exciting nursing adventures, one might think they would find their new work rather tame. It was anything but tame for Sue, however, with that irrepressible street urchin, Marianna, as a student nurse; with Jean Ditmarr, sophisticated New Yorker, thinking she could put something over on the young Superintendent; with Dr. Bill so busy being a good doctor that Sue feared for a while he might not prove such a good husband; above all, with the mysterious disappearance of the hospital sheets! This is Sue Barton at her best with an authentic background of rural hospital life and all the excitement and fun we have come to associate with that lively redhead.

Sue Barton, Visiting Nurse (Sue Barton #3)

by Helen Dore Boylston

Having finished her course in a metropolitan hospital, Sue moves on to New York where she and her friend Kit are fortunate enough to secure positions with the Visiting Nurse Service of the Henry Street Settlement - a service made famous by Lillian Wald. The city is new to them and the test of their skill is absorbing. Their assignments take them to the most colorful slums in the world. They work with newborn babies and obstinate old people, with immigrants who can hardly speak English, and with people in Harlem. Their uniforms are their passports wherever they go, but more than once they have to rely on the friendly assistance of Sergeant O'Day. The girls find quarters for themselves in a tiny frame house in Greenwich Village, and at the outset their days are so crowded that they have almost no time for themselves. Gradually the suspicion dawns upon them that either their house is haunted or someone else is living in it when they are away. As if this were not enough to worry about, along comes Dr. Bill Barry, who was an intern when Sue was in training, and now urges her to step out of the ranks and marry him. Sue ultimately has to make a choice between the work she loves and the man who loves her.

Suede to Rest

by Diane Vallere

Unraveling family secrets can be murder in Suede to Rest...THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ALL-NEW "MATERIAL WITNESS" MYSTERY SERIES With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder. When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family's textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she's ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren't the ones causing a snag in her plans...Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladrón, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell--and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she's not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family's unsettled past that she's determined to solve...before her own life is left hanging by a thread.INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT

Suffer a Sea Change

by Celeste De Blasis

Set in Bermuda, our heroine finds danger, suspense and romance when she gets mixed up with a jewel and drug smuggling ring.

Suffer Little Children: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Sister Fidelma Mystery #3)

by Peter Tremayne

In A.D. 644, the Venerable Dacan, a respected scholar of the Celtic Church, is murdered while on a visit to the Abbey of Ros Ailithir in the Irish Kingdom of Muman. Dacan, unfortunately, was the close confidant of the hot-headed young king of the neighboring kingdom of Fearna, who is using Dacan's murder as an excuse to provoke war. Sister Fidelma, an advocate of the Brehon courts, is summoned by the dying King of Muman to solve the brutal killing and also to prevent the incipient war between the two kingdoms. But, at the remote abbey, Fidelma soon discovers that there are far more sinister forces than mere political intrigue at work behind the mystery of Dacan's death. She must quickly unravel a most complicated mystery if she is to prevent the coming war - and preserve her own life as well.

Suffering and the Christian Life

by Richard W. Miller

Suffering is an inescapable aspect of human experience, and one that raises many questions: Why do we suffer? Where is God in our suffering? Who is this God that allows us to suffer? Where is God's purpose in our suffering? While the negativity of suffering creates many quandaries, the Christian tradition has also viewed suffering in positive terms. Jesus' suffering has been seen as salvific; indeed, his followers are called to take up their cross and follow him. The contributors to this volume, all distinguished Catholic theologians, confront these problems, drawing on the wisdom of the scriptures, Christian doctrine, and contemporary experience to explore the problem of suffering and its meaning for the Christian life. Contributors: Daniel J. Harrington, S. J. ; M. Dennis Hamm, S. J. ; Susan A. Calef; Richard W. Miller; Michael J. Himes; Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

by Shahzad Bashir

Between 1300 and 1500 A.D, a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks that resemble today's prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad Bashir weaves a rich history around the depiction of bodily actions by Sufi masters and disciples, primarily in Sufi literature and Persian miniature paintings of the period. Focusing on the Persianate societies of Iran and Central Asia, Bashir explores medieval Sufis' conception of the human body as the primary shuttle between interior (batin) and exterior (zahir) realities. Drawing on various literary, historical, and anthropological approaches to corporeality, Bashir studies representations of Sufi bodies in three arenas of personal and communal action: religious activity in the form of rituals, asceticism, rules of etiquette, and the notion of a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love, desire, and gender; and the reputation of Sufi masters for working miracles, which empowered them in all domains of social activity. This novel perspective illuminates the complex relationships between body and soul, body and gender, body and society, and body and cosmos within a sociohistorical context. It highlights love as an overarching, powerful emotion in the making of Sufi communities and shows the body to be a critical concern in Sufi thought and practice. Bashir ultimately offers a new methodology for deriving historical information from religious narratives, especially those containing extraordinary and miraculous events.

The Sufi Book of Life

by Neil Douglas-Klotz

Part meditation book, part oracle, and part collection of Sufi lore, poetry, and stories, The Sufi Book of Life offers a fresh interpretation of the fundamental spiritual practice found in all ancient and modern Sufi schools--the meditations on the 99 Qualities of Unity. Unlike most books on Sufism, which are primarily collections of translated Sufi texts, this accessible guide is a handbook that explains how to apply Sufi principles to modern life. With inspirational commentary that connects each quality with contemporary concerns such as love, work, and success, as well as timeless wisdom from Sufi masters, both ancient and modern, such as Rumi, Hafiz, Shabistari, Rabia, Inayat Khan, Indries Shah, Irina Tweedie, Bawa Muhaiyadden, and more, The Sufi Book of Life is a dervish guide to life and love for the twenty-first century. On the web: http://sufibookoflife. com .


by William C. Chittick

William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers - among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself - to give a fresh and revealing perspective on the teachings and beliefs of Sufism and its proponents. Covering everything from the history and growth of Sufism to its place in the modern world, this sympathetic book will be appreciated by anyone interested in Sufism, from complete beginners to students, scholars and experts alike.

Sufism: A Short Introduction

by William C. Chittick

The Sufi tradition, commonly associated with the Whirling Dervishes and beautiful poetry of the great mystic Rumi, is introduced here in this new guide. William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in this field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers to give a fresh and revealing perspective on the teaching and beliefs of Sufism and its proponents.


by Karin Kallmaker

Sugar works hard to establish herself and her bakery business in Seatle. But, when disaster strikes in the form of a fire, she doesn't know what to do. All of a sudden, Sugar, who hasn't had a date in forever, finds herself interested in three very different women. First, there's Tree, a social worker and victim's advocate. Then, there's Charlie, the firefighter who works hard to salvage all that Sugar holds dear. Finally, there's Emily, the TV producer who hopes to make Sugar famous. Which will she choose, and, how can she choose at all when she's living with her homophobic grandmother?

Sugar and Ice

by Kate Messner

For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow pond and in the annual Maple Show right before the big pancake breakfast on her family's farm. But all that changes when Russian skating coach Andrei Grosheva offers Claire a scholarship to train with the elite in Lake Placid. Tossed into a world of mean girls on ice, where competition is everything, Claire realizes that her sweet dream come true has sharper edges than she could have imagined. Can she find the strength to stand up to the people who want to see her fail and the courage to decide which dream she wants to follow?

Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy #3)

by Lauren Conrad

Sugar and Spice ... Not everyone's nice. Fresh from being betrayed by one of her closest friends, new reality-television celebrity Jane Roberts has learned a few lessons. Most important: know who to trust. And in Hollywood, that list is short. Although the press is intent on creating a tabloid war between her and ex-friend/current-costar Madison Parker, Jane just wants to take control of her life. She's started by swearing off guys and the drama that comes with them. But when her high school sweetheart Caleb and her unrequited L. A. crush Braden show up, both acting sweeter than ever, Jane has a hard time remembering her no-boys rule. . . . Her best friend, Scarlett, has only one guy on her mind: her new boyfriend, Liam. The girl who once thought love was a four-letter word is now head over heels. The problem is, being on a hit reality show means hanging out with other guys on-camera, and Liam isn't too happy with pretending to play a bit part in her love life. Just when everything feels out of control, Jane makes a shocking discovery--one that changes everyone's definition of "reality" forever. In her deliciously entertaining novel, television star Lauren Conrad pulls back the curtain on young Hollywood and shows that sometimes the real drama is behind the scenes.

Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law

by Michael Fakhri

This book traces the changing meanings of free trade over the past century through three sugar treaties and their concomitant institutions. The 1902 Brussels Convention is an example of how free trade buttressed the British Empire. The 1937 International Sugar Agreement is a story of how a group of Cubans renegotiated their state's colonial relationship with the US through free trade doctrine and the League of Nations. And the study of the 1977 International Sugar Agreement maps the world of international trade law through a plethora of institutions such as the ITO, UNCTAD, GATT and international commodity agreements - all against the backdrop of competing Third World agendas. Through a legal study of free trade ideas, interests and institutions, this book highlights how the line between the state and market, domestic and international, and public and private is always a matter of contest.

Sugar Baby

by Gesine Bullock-Prado Tina Rupp

Cookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven) continue to top the bestseller lists. And yet, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop)--until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections, and treats that integrate stovetop work into finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macarons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes, and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.

Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

by Marc Aronson Marina Tamar Budhos

Chronicles the human pursuit of sugar to satisfy our collective sweet tooth. The book describes this history in terms of ages, beginning with the Age of Honey, built on local growth and consumption of comestibles; through the Age of Sugar and its slave-supported "factory" plantation method of production; and into a period of science and freedom, when enslaved workers claimed their human rights and production of sweeteners shifted from the field to the lab.

Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #6)

by Joanne Fluke

The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix. . .When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife--all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah's mother's antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage of the new--and now late--Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden--and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it's up to Hannah to dig out all the clues--and make sure that this white Christmas doesn't bring any more deadly tidings. . ."Wacky and delightful characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts, make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan." --Publishers Weekly"Fluke's talent for spinning a mesmerizing tale carries on in this sixth book, and its holiday recipes are an added treat for readers." --Times News Record"A clever and delicious treat for Christmas."--Mystery Lovers Bookshop NewsIncludes over fifty original recipes for you to try!

Sugar Creek

by Toni Blake

Welcome to Destiny, Ohio--where two families have been at odds as long as anyone in town can remember. Rachel Farris returned to her childhood home with one mission in mind: get Mike Romo out of her family's apple orchard business and out of their lives. But hard-nosed and totally hot Mike, who happens to be the law in Destiny, is convinced the Farris clan stole the land from his family fifty years ago and he's not backing down. Even when shapely trouble shows up in a pair of designer blue jeans. However, neither the hunky cop nor the sexy prodigal hometown girl can anticipate the electricity that heats things up whenever they're together-adding new sizzle to an ongoing feud that's raged for generations, and soon putting both their hearts at risk.

The Sugar-Free Cookbook of Family Favorites

by William J. Kaufman

122 recipes using Sweeta, a liquid concentrated sweetener.

Sugar Has 56 Names

by Robert H. Lustig

Sugar hides behind many names in ingredient lists for some of the most common foods on our supermarket shelves. Some, like "evaporated cane juice" might be easy enough to puzzle out -- but what about the less obvious ones, like "agave"? In Sugar Has 56 Names, bestselling author of Fat Chance Rob Lustig provides a list of of ingredient names that food manufacturers use to disguise the sugar content of their products, as well as a do/do not eat list of foods. Concise and direct, Sugar Has 56 Names is an essential tool for smart shopping.

Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America

by Rebecca Carroll

This is a collection of the hopes, ideas and views on life of fifteen Afro-American teen-age girls. The book is about how they are determined to be successful even while struggling against racial discrimination.

Sugar Isn't Everything: A Support Book, in Fiction Form, for the Young Diabetic

by Willo Davis Roberts

Fictionalized account of a child's diagnosis of diabetes and her learning to cope with the condition. Includes a glossary of terms related to the treatment and care of someone with diabetes

Sugar Plum Season

by Mia Ross

Season of Love Amy Morgan is determined not to let her injury affect her love for dance. Moving to the tiny town of Barrett's Mill, she takes over her aunt's dance studio and begins to organize a children's Christmas ballet recital. She just needs a little help from handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett. Charming and an all-around good guy, Jason volunteers to build the stage sets. Working together with the pretty ballerina forges a connection he never expected. But is Amy really ready to leave the limelight behind? It'll take a few dancing candy canes-and a whole lot of faith-to bring them together in joy and love. Barrett's Mill: In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a family legacy leads to loveAmy Morgan is determined not to let her injury affect her love for dance. Moving to the tiny town of Barrett's Mill, she takes over her aunt's dance studio and begins to organize a children's Christmas ballet recital. She just needs a little help from handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett. Charming and an all-around good guy, Jason volunteers to build the stage sets. Working together with the pretty ballerina forges a connection he never expected. But is Amy really ready to leave the limelight behind? It'll take a few dancing candy canes-and a whole lot of faith-to bring them together in joy and love. Barrett's Mill: In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a family legacy leads to love

Sugar Plums for Dry Creek (Dry Creek Series #7)

by Janet Tronstad

Ballet teacher Lizette Baker's last name had never caused so much confusion! The townspeople thought she was opening a bakery. Instead, she opened Dry Creek's first dance studio. By putting on the Nutcracker with an all-local cast, Lizette hoped to heal the rift and create some Christmas sparkle. No one needed distraction more than Judd's young cousins, whom he was raising and keeping safe from their abusive father. So if they wanted to be in the Nutcracker, Judd would see to it -- even if he had to personally guard the door! He was prepared for anything, except for the possibility of Christmas sparkle becoming Christmas love.

The Sugar Queen

by Sarah Addison Allen

A secret closet full of candy. Books that won't go away. And three women with more in common than they think . . . Josey, at 27, still lives at home with her elderly mother. She doesn't go out except to do chores for her mother, she doesn't wear clothes that her mother says don't suit her, and she eats, secretly, as a substitute for the life she's not living. One morning she wakes up to find frost on the inside of her window, which is mysteriously open. When she goes to her closet to raid her secret stash of sweets, she finds a woman sitting in it. Della Lee, on the run from something in her own life, takes up residence in Josey's closet; Josey, in her determination to get this madwoman out of her closet, finds herself finding a life - and a new friend, in the shape of Chloe, who runs the most delicious sandwich bar in the world at the local courthouse, and who's also someone adrift in her life . . .

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