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Although he is continually getting into trouble, Tapiwa's uncle becomes her best friend when he comes to live with her family in Harare, Zimbabwe, after his village in Mozambique is burned by bandits.
For thirteen-year-old Samantha, life consists of too many unanswered questions. Why has her father not tried to contact her all these years? How could he have allowed her twin sister to drown in Clear water Quarry when they were only toddlers? And how can Samantha's mother expect her to accept some man she hardly knows as her new father? Samantha already has a father out there. Somewhere. A fateful decision sets into motion a chain of events and confrontations that will change Samantha's and her family's lives forever. As she sets out to find her father and discover what really happened the day her sister was presumed drowned, she uncovers painful secrets that threaten to destroy her family all over again. Readers will be drawn into Dori Butler's dramatic, suspenseful, and sensitive story of one family's crisis unwittingly brought on by an adolescent girl's search for the truth.
Amy Fazio's debut book, Do You Know the Muffin Pan, is a collection of creative, easy-to-make recipes using that tried-and-true kitchen staple: the muffin pan. No longer just for muffins and cupcakes, the muffin pan is great for creating crowd-pleasing appetizers, delicious side dishes, and even perfectly portion-controlled dinners.Some fan favorite recipes include: Eggs Benedict casserole cups Salami boats with antipasto salad Mini fish tacos with creamy jalapeño sauce Chicken enchilada stacks Strawberry pretzel cheesecake bitesThis cookbook will showcase over one hundred ways to cook and create in the muffin pan. Many of the recipes include notes on cooking in different-size pans, tips for freezing, and instructions on substituting a variety of ingredients to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.Whether you already love your muffin pan or plan on dusting off an old one, Do You Know the Muffin Pan is sure to become a family favorite.
In her award-winning Harmful to Minors, Judith Levine radically disturbed our fixed ideas about childhood. Now, the poignantly personal Do You Remember Me? tackles the other end of life. The book is both the memoir of a daughter coming to terms with a difficult father who is sinking into dementia and an insightful exploration of the ways we think about disability, aging, and the self as it resides in the body and the world. In prose that is unsentimental yet moving, serious yet darkly funny, complex in emotion and ideas yet spare in diction, Levine reassembles her father's personal and professional history even as he is losing track of it. She unpeels the layers of his complicated personality and uncovers information that surprises even her mother, to whom her father has been married for more than sixty years. As her father deteriorates, the family consensus about who he was and is and how best to care for him constantly threatens to collapse. Levine recounts the painful discussions, mad outbursts, and gingerly negotiations, and dissects the shifting alliances among family, friends, and a changing guard of hired caretakers. Spending more and more time with her father, she confronts a relationship that has long felt bereft of love. By caring for his needs, she learns to care about and, slowly, to love him. While Levine chronicles these developments, she looks outside her family for the sources of their perceptions and expectations, deftly weaving politics, science, history, and philosophy into their personal story. A memoir opens up to become a critique of our culture's attitudes toward the old and demented. A claustrophobic account of Alzheimer's is transformed into a complex lesson about love, duty, and community. What creates a self and keeps it whole? Levine insists that only the collaboration of others can safeguard her father's self against the riddling of his brain. Embracing interdependence and vulnerability, not autonomy and productivity, as the seminal elements of our humanity, Levine challenges herself and her readers to find new meaning, even hope, in one man's mortality and our own.
If a poll were taken of Old Testament Jews on the birth of their Lord and Savior, what percentage do you think would have predicted that the cast of characters would be a virgin teenager betrothed to a lowly carpenter, barnyard animals, and stinky shepherds? Probably not many.In Do You See What I See? pastor Ross Parsley shows how God uses ordinary people to fulfill His plan and purpose. He gives a warm, humorous, and uniquely honest look into the nativity story. Along the way he highlights how God's favor and plans are often followed by dashed hopes, heartache, and disappointment. But he also shows that if we're faithful with what God puts in front of us we can accomplish the extraordinary.
Targ has been visually handicapped since childhood and yet he has performed groundbreaking research in lasers and optics. This book provides the remarkable story of a visually impaired physicist who sees beyond perception to help readers find meaning and joy.
In the fall of 1955, Bernard Cornfeld arrived in Paris with scant money in his pocket and a tenuous relationship with a New York firm to sell mutual funds overseas. Cornfeld, a former psychologist and social worker, knew how to make friends fast and soon targeted two groups of people who could help him fulfill his economic ambitions: American expatriates who were looking to build their own fortunes and servicemen abroad who loved to live high-rolling lives and spend money. Using the first group as door-to-door salesmen and the second group as his gullible target, Cornfeld built a multi-billion-dollar and multi-national company, famous for its salesmen's winning one-line pitch: "Do you sincerely want to be rich?" In this eye-opening yet entertaining book, an award-winning "Insight" team of the London Sunday Times examines Cornfeld's impressive scheme, a classic example of good, old-fashioned American business gumption and guile.
THE BABY OF THE MONTH EXPECTANT BRIDE... Dr. Sheila Pollack was a mom-to-be, and her due date had arrived. But there was no daddy--no husband--in sight! One night with Slade Garrett had changed her life forever. And now, nine months later, she was about to deliver their love child--alone. But then the expectant dad burst through the emergency room doors proposing marriage! And somewhere between her huffs and puffs, Sheila managed to say, "I do." Could she hope that their nick-of-time nuptials would last forever?
SIMPLY THE BEST City miss meets headstrong cowboy... Jacqueline--J.J.--O'Brien was a hot city lawyer. Luke Remington was a rugged country rancher. When these two opposites met, sparks flew--so much so that their marriage seemed destined to be as brief as their whirlwind romance. After barely a week, J.J. wanted a divorce. But Luke would agree only on one condition: that she live with him for three weeks on his ranch. Three weeks of dressing down, mucking in and making out! Just what had she taken on?
PROPOSE TO A RYDER?Gabriel Brant was breaking a generations-long feud by proposing to the lovely Ashley Ryder. He offered a deal that would benefit both-he'd get land to expand his cattle ranch and seven-months-pregnant Ashley would get a father for her baby. But he hadn't planned on Ashley's searing kisses shattering the walls around his heart!MARRY A BRANT?Ashley might have fantasized about Gabe when she was a girl, but she didn't trust the ambitious cowboy to keep his word once he grabbed the Ryder land. The way Gabe made her pulse race and her knees weak didn't mean a thing. Except that she found herself wishing their paper marriage would catch fire. . . . ;
Where were you when the lights when out? A funny thing happened on the way to the altar... Dru St. James: In the limo, just minutes from the chapel and her waiting fiancé, she got a bride's biggest shock: a big fat run in her stocking, right below her garter! Sam Winslow: He was on his way to introduce his three kids to his new fiancée when the greatest parenting crisis struck: his daughter's bra strap broke! That was how they all ended up--wedding gown and all--trapped inside a department store when the West Coast's biggest blackout hit. When the lights came back on, there'd be only one bride and one groom saying "I do." Which would they be? What some people will do in the dark!
This book is for women who know, perhaps only deep in their heart, that they need an answer to the question, "Do you think I'm beautiful?" Readers will come to understand that the question is uniquely feminine, placed there by the Creator to woo them to Himself. Along the way, women will learn about the distractions that can keep them from the One who calls them beautiful, what it takes to return to His embrace, and what delights await them there. Angela's skillful, moving writing style is peppered with warm and funny stories from her own life that readers will immediately identify with. And the practical Bible teaching Angela offers will help readers bridge the gulf between the life a woman longs for and the life she actually has.
So many women today grapple with body image. Teenage girls starve themselves because they think they are fat. Older women explore the world of plastic surgery, desperately trying to turn back the clock. But more unfortunate is the woman suffering from poor soul image-the woman who can't see herself as beautiful even on the inside."Do you think I'm beautiful?" is an emotionally and spiritually charged question. But it is one that Angela Thomas believes is universal to all women-whether they adamantly deny it or announce it each time they enter a room. Until a woman gives herself permission to ask this question, and until she asks the only One who can ultimately answer it, fulfillment will be elusive. This workbook allows readers to apply the lessons Angela has learned on her own feminine journey, as she asked this question, searching for an answer in all the wrong places. Excerpts from the book are paired with in-depth Bible study questions and ample space for recording thoughts and responses.
In Do Your Best and Trust God for the Rest, popular author James W. Moore talks about the idea that God doesn't expect us to be perfect. Instead, God simply asks us to be faithful, and then God will do and be what we cannot. Moore, through personal experience, shares how "God has the power to redeem! God can take our weaknesses, our foibles, our feeble efforts and redeem them and use them for good. God can take our defeats and turn them into victories!" This book contains a discussion guide.
"An excellent reference. This book has to be on the shelf of every space buff. " --James Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13. Get the inside story on outer space from three-time shuttle astronaut R. Mike Mullane. "A fascinating collection of honest, factual, from-the-heart answers to the most often asked questions about spaceflight and spacefliers. Required reading for all who aspire to travel in space. " --Kathy Thornton, 4-mission Shuttle Astronaut, World Record Holder for Spacewalks by a Woman. "A brilliant addition to the understanding of space flight. Only a man who has been there--outer space--and done that--fly the Space Shuttle--could render the complexities of flying in space so lucidly. " --Walter J. Boyne, Colonel, USAF (Ret. ), Former Director, National Air and Space Museum. "A highly informative inside view of what astronauts really experience in space. " --Ed Buckbee, Former Director, U. S. Space & Rocket and U. S. Space Camp. "All astronauts have been peppered with great questions. Mike Mullane has great answers. " --Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly, U. S. Navy (Ret. ), Columbia 1981, Challenger 1983, NASA Administrator 1989-1992.
Yoga, Meet Life.Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during a week otherwise full of work, family, and the daily grind. Have you ever wondered how would it feel to bring that experience of awareness and calm out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life? After all, we know that practicing yoga can give us a leaner body and more sculpted limbs, but isn't its most important benefit the way it makes us feel? In Do Your Om Thing, master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog OmGal.com Rebecca Pacheco shows us that the true practice of yoga is about much more than achieving the perfect headstand or withstanding an hour-long class in a room heated to 100 degrees. "Yoga is not about performance," she tells us, "it's about practice, on your mat and in your life. If you want to get better at anything what should you do? Practice. Confidence, compassion, awareness, joy--if you want more of these--and who doesn't?--yoga offers the skills to practice them."In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles and philosophy feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today. And by illuminating how the guiding principles of yoga apply to our modern lives, Rebecca shows us that the true power of a yoga practice is not physical transformation, but mental and spiritual liberation.
Building on her signature message of using the mind to master difficult emotions, Joyce Meyer focuses on the most destructive, insidious one of all: anger. It is responsible for broken relationships, sleepless nights, high blood pressure and ulcers. It destroys friendships, marriages and families, not to mention peace of mind. Anger is especially hard to handle for many Christians who have learned from childhood that "good Christians don't get angry." Meyer argues that properly handled, anger is an alert system that something is wrong and needs to be resolved.In her latest book, she delves into the important process of forgiving, explaining its positive impact on the roots, the forms and the results of anger.Why forgive? Joyce explains that forgiving is the only thing that can free one from the terrible turmoil that anger causes to spill over into every part of life.Meyer understands that life will never be fair, but that is not a reason to let anger destroy our well-being and health. This is her guide to navigating that thorny territory and finding true peace.
Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey. Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception?Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience.
As much a favorite in the United States as it is in its native Germany, the Doberman Pinscher remains one of the world's most recognizable guardian breeds. Prized for versatility, intelligence, and sleek good looks, the Doberman excels in various forums, including dog shows, working trials, military and police work, assistance dog roles for the blind and deaf, and therapy work. As the history chapter depicts, the Doberman Pinscher was the brain child of Herr Louis Dobermann, who needed a protection dog to accompany him on his rounds as a tax collector. That the breed's history only goes back to the mid-1830s makes the Doberman Pinscher a fairly new breed to come into the world of purebred dogs. A powerful and stanch protection breed, the Doberman is not a dog for everyone, as author Lou-Ann Cloidt explains in the chapter on characteristics. If a potential owner understands the demands and requirements of this breed, in terms of training, exercise, socialization, and so forth, and still believes that he or she will make a qualified, responsible owner, then this Comprehensive Owner's Guide provides all the information a he or she wants and needs to become the best possible owner of a Doberman Pinscher. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, exercise, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
A complete book on Doberman Pinschers, one of the most popular dogs in America. It is a breed that is smart and quick to learn, and needs an owner who is also smart and willing to train his dog.
An introduction to a loyal breed sometimes used as a war dog, including its history, development, uses, and care.
A Bulgarian peasant boy must convince his mother that he is destined to be a sculptor, not a farmer. A Newberry Award winner.
The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail twenty-six-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House. Beautifully educated, born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday is given an awful choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta or leave everyone and everything he loves in the hope that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Young, scared, lonely, and sick, he arrives on the rawest edge of the Texas frontier just as an economic crash wrecks the dreams of a nation. Soon, with few alternatives open to him, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally; he is also living with Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung Hungarian whore with dazzling turquoise eyes, who can quote Latin classics right back at him. Kate makes it her business to find Doc the high-stakes poker games that will support them both in high style. It is Kate who insists that the couple travel to Dodge City, because "that's where the money is." And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp really begins--before Wyatt Earp is the prototype of the square-jawed, fearless lawman; before Doc Holliday is the quintessential frontier gambler; before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology--when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety. Authentic, moving, and witty, Mary Doria Russell's fifth novel redefines these two towering figures of the American West and brings to life an extraordinary cast of historical characters, including Holliday's unforgettable companion, Kate. First and last, however, Doc is John Henry Holliday's story, written with compassion, humor, and respect by one of our greatest contemporary storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.
Keep your pets happy and healthy with this complete guide to pet healthcare. Dr. Karen Halligan is one of the country's most respected, leading authorities on preventative healthcare for pets. Doc Halligan's What Every Pet Owner Should Know offers real-life, useful tips for pet owners who want to improve their pets' health while still lowering veterinarian bills. In this first-of-its-kind, highly acclaimed book, Dr. Halligan shares her 20 years of veterinary expertise with pet owners. She provides a common sense, money-saving, and practical approach to pet healthcare and offers pet owners the information they need to avoid the emergency room and detect the most common signs of illness. Avoiding confusing medical jargon, Dr. Halligan offers well-organized chapters that guide pet owners through the various life stages of their dogs and cats and tips for every situation, from travel and holidays to disaster preparedness.