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From the Book Jacket: Another round of adventures is sparked when Carolyn Haywood's popular character, Eddie Wilson, wangles a part- time job at a pet shop. An animal lover, Eddie has been limited to caring for a mere three dogs at home. Now he is in his element, surrounded by puppies, kittens, fish, snakes, and lots of boxes of worms out back. The owner of the shop is a testy but kind-hearted man improbably named Mr. Cornball. Eddie immediately sets about making himself indispensable to him. He rescues a kitten from a threeyear-old catnapper and intercepts a more serious shoplifter. Off duty he still has time for the animal problems of his friends, as when Gloria's cat is poisoned. The greatest crisis comes, however, when fire breaks out at the shop. Eddie is on hand to help once again and in the process manages to enlarge the Wilson menagerie further. Eddie's trials and triumphs, recounted with the author's distinctive humor, are just the experiences that beginning readers everywhere will recognize and identify with.
When Eddie Wilson came back from Texas, he was greeted with considerable fanfare by his classmates. He had brought with him a fascinating assortment of valuable property (junk to his parents) which set off a whole new train of uproarious events. Among his hand baggage was a parrot called Louella, a box labeled Snakes, and another marked Pay Dirt. Louella succeeded in stampeding the crowd in the station, the snakes stopped traffic on the way home, and the pay dirt created the most excitement of all, for it eventually turned out to be just what Eddie called it. Eddie knew how to cope with his usual treasures, but something possessing actual value presented a peculiar difficulty. There were soul searchings ahead for Eddie, whose wise father let him wrestle with his own problem. His solution provides the climax of a story so inimitably funny and yet so truly touching that only Carolyn Haywood could have written it. You will find many more funny books about Eddie and his friends in the Bookshare collection. Some of them are: Little Eddie, Eddie the Dog Holder, Ever-Ready Eddie, Eddie and the fire Engine, Eddie and Gardenia, Eddie and Louella, and Eddie's Green Thumb. Search for Carolyn Haywood's name to find books about the other kids in Eddie's neighborhood including Betsy, Annie Pat, the twins and Penny.
Eddie's dismay at the family's move is relieved by his pleasure in a new friend, a valuable property they share, and a happy school situation.
Something about the woman hit John Roper hard, right in the gut. She was frightened, her face bruised, yet her inner beauty and bravery were immediately apparent. And there was no way in hell he was leaving her alone to face a roomful of rowdy cowboys and whatever desperate circumstances had brought her there in the first place.But how he got from those first thoughts to making her his wife was something he was still wrestling with the next day.... He knew he'd put his life on the line to protect her. But would a man who knew nothing about being a husband ever be able to give Katie the happy ending she so deserved?
Readers take an exhilarating insider's journey through women's music festivals in the lesbian subculture complete with candid backstage interviews and photographs.
A compelling tale of edgy, small-town emotions, lingering obsession, and romantic salvation.Andrew, after many years, returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral. Planning to remain only a few days, he is drawn into the tragic legacy of his childhood friend and beautiful girl next door, Eden Close. An adopted child, Eden had learned to avoid the mother who did not want her and to please the father who did. She also aimed to please Andrew and his friends, first by being one of the boys and later by seducing them. Then one hot night, Andrew was awakened by gunshots and piercing screams from the next farm: Mr. Close had been killed and Eden blinded.Now, seventeen years later, Andrew begins to uncover the grisly story - to unravel the layers of thwarted love between the husband, wife, and tormented girl. And as the truth about Eden's past comes to light, so too does Andrew's strange and binding attachment to her reveal itself.
The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut's experience in the late '60s and early '70s--a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy--and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.
"Most diseases can be separated from one's self ... schizophrenia is something we are." So begins Mark Vonnegut's depiction of his descent into, and eventual emergence from, mental illness. As a recent college graduate, self-avowed hippie, and son of a counterculture hero, Vonnegut begins to experience increasingly delusional thinking, suicidal thoughts, and physical incapacity. In February 1971 he is committed to a psychiatric hospital. The Eden Express, an ALA Notable Book first published over 25 years ago, is his honest, thoughtful, and moving account of the illness of schizophrenia.
From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, comes The Eden Prophecy . . .The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man.In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was sent to an old friend and fellow outcast, the ex-CIA agent and former mercenary named Hawker. His final legacy appears to be the fingerprints he left all over the letter to the Ambassador.Consumed by thoughts of revenge but fighting to see the truth, Hawker teams up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a quest to find the killers and track down the secrets his dead friend may have lost or sold.From the streets of Paris to an underground auction in the catacombs of Beirut to the merciless deserts of Iran, Hawker and Danielle find themselves hunting a murderous cult leader whose scientific arsenal could lead humanity to a new Eden--or unleash hell on the Earth itself.From the Paperback edition.
From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thriller Devil's Gate with Clive Cussler, comes The Eden Prophecy . . .The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man. In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was sent to an old friend and fellow outcast, the ex-CIA agent and former mercenary named Hawker. His final legacy appears to be the fingerprints he left all over the letter to the Ambassador.Consumed by thoughts of revenge but fighting to see the truth, Hawker teams up with NRI operative Danielle Laidlaw on a quest to find the killers and track down the secrets his dead friend may have lost or sold.From the streets of Paris to an underground auction in the catacombs of Beirut to the merciless deserts of Iran, Hawker and Danielle find themselves hunting a murderous cult leader whose scientific arsenal could lead humanity to a new Eden--or unleash hell on the Earth itself.
Edenborn begins with a stark landscape-a microbial apocalypse called Black Ep has wiped humanity from the globe-yet all is not lost. Six individuals have survived the epidemic and are now committed to the task of rebuilding a peaceful civilization. But not everyone shares the same vision, and soon two very different societies begin to form. <P> As we follow a child from each "family," someone-or something-begins to threaten their innocence. And as the mystery mounts, a mutated strain of Black Ep makes a deadly return. Now the architects who gave breath to this new world must scramble to protect their children from a two-front assault. <P> It's a race against extinction, and Nick Sagan keeps us riveted to the page.
Silence could be a woman's best friend... When lovely Eden Prescott pledged her heart and soul to Dr. David Coulter, his arms had seemed the safest place on earth. But slowly Eden came to realize that David's loving embrace was also dangerous. Because in the past a deeply disturbed woman had once killed for David's love... David was everything a woman could want, though--open and honest and kind. But when Eden discovered she was pregnant, could she really turn to the father of her child? Or would that make them all--her, David and their baby--mere pawns in the game of a jealous stalker?
Karen Lockhart is terrified. All her life she's been blind. Now a dead man has let her see. And a new darkness envelops her... Eden Crowell knew this darkness. It was shaped by his mother's God-filled madness and obsessive love.. .fed by his own loathsome deeds. Until he was killed in a barroom brawl, and doctors salvaged what they could from the carnage. An old wino got Eden's heart. A young girl got his kidney. And twenty-eight-year-old Karen got his silver blue eyes. That's when the dreams began. Slithering little nightmares at first. Then horrifying visions of mutilation and murder. Now Karen knows...Eden is alive, come to take back what was his. After all, she has seen it, with her own-his own eyes.
KISSES AND CURSES MADE FOR BEWITCHING BEDFELLOWSLike a specter, Detective Armand LaMorte moved with the shadows, stealthy and secretive, and was an expert tracker. Crescent City criminals didn't have a chance when he was on their trail-and no woman had a chance of resisting his native-born allure....Eden Bennett was no exception. In her darkest hours, Armand offered her strength and safety while a decades-old mystery threatened to destroy what was left of her family. Ensconced in Armand's cloak of security, she knew no danger. But a killer was closing in...on them both.
Crawling out of the ruins of a nuke-shattered America, a new reality shapes an unpredictable terrain of human resilience and unabated savagery. Born and bred in Deathlands, Ryan Cawdor has seen the pulsing of its dark heart. And he understands more than most that tomorrow is certain to arrive. But to see it means surviving today--any way he can. Rumors of an untouched predark ville in the mountains of West Virginia lure traders in search of unimaginable wealth. They're coming from all directions--the good, the bad, the worst. Ryan and his warrior group join in, although it means an uneasy truce with an old enemy, going back to days of spilled blood and the legacy of the Trader. But as their journey to a place called Cascade reveals more of Deathlands' darkest secrets, it remains to be seen if this place will become their salvation. . . or their final resting place.
Everything is new for Bobby Murphy. It is a new school year with a pretty new teacher, Miss Delaney. He and his buddies have just formed a new basketball team, the Edenville Owls. And then there are all these new feelings for his old friend Joanie. Suddenly, their friendship feels different. Times are changing, and as World War II has just come to an end, life in Edenville is no longer so simple--especially for Bobby. The Owls need a leader to take them to the state championships. Joanie has started dating his teammate Nick. And if things arent complicated enough, Bobby sees Miss Delaney arguing with a suspicious-looking man. Could he be responsible for the bruises on her face? Bobby senses that Miss Delaney is in real danger, but is there any way for a fourteen-year-old like him to help her? He will have to find it. It is time for Bobby to be strong. There is something evil in the air.
New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker?s first novel for young readers There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby?s world, especially. There?s Joanie, for one?why does being her friend feel awkward? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls?basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to. .
Publishing in September 2014, Edexcel GCSE Computer Science has been written by Steve Cushing, a well-respected and widely published author for secondary Computing and a former examiner. With Edexcel GCSE Computer Science: Students will have the assurance that all topics in the course are covered comprehensively, with particular support to help them understand the principles of computer science and computational thinking in preparation for the written exam Teachers and students can make use of strategies and advice throughout when choosing appropriate programming languages for both the written and practical units User-friendly and accessible practical examples will help to unpick theoretical topics
From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some eighty poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts. Edgar Allen Poe & The Juke-Box presents, alongside facsimiles of many notebook pages from which they are drawn, poems Bishop began soon after college, reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that heretofore have been quoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studies. This revelatory and moving selection brings us into the poet's laboratory, showing us the initial provocative images that moved her to begin a poem, illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime. Editor Alice Quinn has also mined the Bishop archives for rich tangential material that illuminates the poet's sources and intentions.
Edgar Allan Poe mastered a variety of literary forms over the course of his brief and turbulent career. As a storyteller, Poe defied convention by creating Gothic tales of mystery, horror, and suspense that remain widely popular today. This collection demonstrates how Poe's experience of early nineteenth-century American life fueled his iconoclasm and shaped his literary legacy. Rather than provide critical explications of his writings, each essay explores one aspect of Poe's immediate environment, using pertinent writings - verse, fiction, reviews, and essays - to suit. Examining his geographical, social, and literary contexts, as well as those created by the publishing industry and advances in science and technology, the essays paint an unprecedented portrait of Poe's life and times. Written for a wide audience, the collection will offer scholars and students of American literature, historians, and general readers new insight into Poe's rich and complex work.
This remarkable handbook presents Cayce's twenty-four spiritual keys, which unlock the doors of self-understanding. They operate like formulas that teach us about the mysteries of living and are evident to anyone who is willing and able to look closely at life. As you will see, these principles can be applied to every situation, and you can begin to use them instantly in your everyday life: Everything Happens for a Reason: You Have a Purpose in Life; Love Means Honoring the Other Person's Free Will; Every Crisis Is an Opportunity for a Breatkthrough, and many more. Filled with inspiring counsel, this is a truly accessible guide to the universal principles that govern the grand game of life. It can enable you to become a more creative, productive, and joyful person--a true co-creator with your higher power.
Learn how to mine our psychic strengths for happier and healthier lives.
The Edgar Cayce story is one of the most compelling in inspirational literature. Over the course of forty years the Sleeping Prophet time and again closed his eyes, entered an altered state of consciousness, and spoke to the very heat and spirit of mankind on subjects such as health, healing, dreams, meditation, sexuality, and reincarnation. His more than 14,000 readings are preserved at the Association for Research and Enlightenment. And now, with the guidance of Edgar Cayce, we can learn how to mine our psychic strengths for happier and healthier lives. Here are the readings of The Sleeping Prophet, condensed and simplified--the wisdom to help us make the right decisions affecting all facets of our lives. Cayce speaks out on: The sources of psychic development, reincarnation, Karma and grace, dreams, meditation, prayer, personal health (including diet and exercises,) holistic healing, sexuality, spirituality, rejuvenation, religion, spiritual psychology, and much more. Cayce offers us the keys to insight, enlightenment, and total fulfillment.From the Paperback edition.
Edgar G. Ulmer is perhaps best known today for Detour, considered by many to be the epitome of a certain noir style that transcends its B-list origins. But in his lifetime he never achieved the celebrity of his fellow Austrian and German émigré directors--Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, Fred Zinnemann, and Robert Siodmak. Despite early work with Max Reinhardt and F. W. Murnau, his auspicious debut with Siodmak on their celebrated Weimar classic People on Sunday, and the success of films like Detour and Ruthless, Ulmer spent most of his career as an itinerant filmmaker earning modest paychecks for films that have either been overlooked or forgotten. In this fascinating and well-researched account of a career spent on the margins of Hollywood, Noah Isenberg provides the little-known details of Ulmer's personal life and a thorough analysis of his wide-ranging, eclectic films--features aimed at minority audiences, horror and sci-fi flicks, genre pictures made in the U.S. and abroad. Isenberg shows that Ulmer's unconventional path was in many ways more typical than that of his more famous colleagues. As he follows the twists and turns of Ulmer's fortunes, Isenberg also conveys a new understanding of low-budget filmmaking in the studio era and beyond.