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On her family's farm in the town of Star, eight-year-old Mae eagerly follows the progress of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight and moon landing and dreams that she might one day be an astronaut, too.
The "New York Times"-bestselling author who delighted readers with her Hot Flash Club series returns with this vibrant novel in which two women struggle to rekindle a childhood friendship damaged by harsh words, betrayal, and the passing years.
From the author of Goodnight Moon, the unmistakable voice of Margaret Wise Brown comes alive in this soon-to-be classic. The Moon Shines Down on children around the world with the familiar verse from the New England sampler, God Bless the Moon And God Bless Me.
A private detective working in Wilmington, North Carolina, is found dead in a gas-station restroom, apparently poisoned. But when her body sets off radiation alarms in the pathologist's office, suspicion falls on the nearby Helios nuclear power plant, a heavily guarded facility with supposedly fail-safe procedures. As the FBI, local police, and the power plant's own security team investigate, ex-cop Cam Richter, head of the agency that employed the dead woman, begins his own inquiries. What was his detective investigating? And how could one person be poisoned by radiation without others being exposed? Cam soon finds himself up against powerful forces that will stop at nothing to keep the plant's problems secret. The most vulnerable part of Helios is its "moonpool" - the radioactive storage pond that cools spent but volatile reactor fuel and must be kept completely full. Racing against time, Cam discovers an inside threat, a plan to use the plant's own systems to begin an unstoppable, disastrous sequence of events. The Moonpool is a terrific thrill-ride, filled with insider details about the ultimate terrorist threat and how it might unfold.
Why were theories of affect, intersubjectivity, and object relations bypassed in favor of a Lacanian linguistically oriented psychoanalysis in feminist film theory in the 1980s and 1990s? In Moral Spectatorship, Lisa Cartwright rethinks the politics of spectatorship in film studies. Returning to impasses reached in late-twentieth-century psychoanalytic film theory, she focuses attention on theories of affect and object relations seldom addressed during that period. Cartwright offers a new theory of spectatorship and the human subject that takes into account intersubjective and affective relationships and technologies facilitating human agency. Seeking to expand concepts of representation beyond the visual, she develops her theory through interpretations of two contexts in which adult caregivers help bring children to voice. She considers several social-problem melodramas about deaf and nonverbal girls and young women, including Johnny Belinda, The Miracle Worker, and Children of a Lesser God. Cartwright also analyzes the controversies surrounding facilitated communication, a technological practice in which caregivers help children with communication disorders achieve "voice" through writing facilitated by computers. This practice has inspired contempt among professionals and lay people who charge that the facilitator can manipulate the child's speech. For more than two decades, film theory has been dominated by a model of identification tacitly based on the idea of feeling what the other feels or of imagining oneself to be the other. Building on the theories of affect and identification developed by Andr Green, Melanie Klein, Donald W. Winnicott, and Silvan Tomkins, Cartwright develops a model of spectatorship that takes into account and provides a way of critically analyzing the dynamics of a different kind of identification, one that is empathetic and highly intersubjective.
Is there a natural way to soothe dry eyes without eye drops? Can you relieve stress by using clothespins on your fingers? Is there a simple exercise to ease carpal tunnel pain? Can raisins soaked in gin relieve arthritis pain? The answer is yes! All those remedies--and more!--are at your fingertips, including an all-new chapter on the top ten foods most essential to your health and well-being. Everyone who loved the Wilen Sisters' first book will want to have this sequel in their home. That is, if you want a healthier heart; need to boost your immune system; care to lose weight, stop smoking, become more attractive, and improve your sex life! Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen will have you using the kitchen as your pharmacy; the fridge as your medicine cabinet; and the supermarket, greengrocer, and health food store as your dispensaries.
From "a great teacher and truly a master technician" (Julia Child) comes a new cookbook full of faster-than-ever dishes, including dozens of recipes that are easier than ever to prepare.
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.
Sometimes life is like reading a book. Days, weeks, even years just repeat themselves. . . until you turn the page. The Universe returns in this second volume of Notes from the Universe, overflowing with even more valuable reminders of the absolute power you have over your life. Whether opened at random or read from front to back, the powerful affirmations penned by author Mike Dooley will have you once again thinking positively, feeling confident, and walking the path to personal fulfillment. It's never been easier, with the inspiration and empowerment of the Universe's eternal love opening all the doors. The secret to manifesting change was unlocked in the first book of the Notes from the Universe trilogy, and the lessons continue here, drawing you ever closer to the life you always dreamed you would live.
In the capital of Ghana, a teenager nicknamed "Condom Sister" trolls the streets to educate other young people about contraception. Her work and her own aspirations point to a remarkable shift not only in the West African nation, where just a few decades ago women had nearly seven children on average, but around the globe. While world population continues to grow, family size keeps dropping in countries as diverse as Switzerland and South Africa. The phenomenon has some lamenting the imminent extinction of humanity, while others warn that our numbers will soon outgrow the planet's resources. Robert Engelman offers a decidedly different vision--one that celebrates womens' widespread desire for smaller families. Mothers aren't seeking more children, he argues, but more for their children. If they're able to realize their intentions, we just might suffer less climate change, hunger, and disease, not to mention sky-high housing costs and infuriating traffic jams. In More, Engelman shows that this three-way dance between population, womens' autonomy, and the natural world is as old as humanity itself. He traces pivotal developments in our history that set population--and society--on its current trajectory, from hominids' first steps on two feet to the persecution of 'witches' in Europe to the creation of modern contraception. Both personal and sweeping, More explores how population growth has shaped modern civilization --and humanity as we know it. The result is a mind-stretching exploration of parenthood, sex, and culture through the ages. Yet for all its fascinating historical detail, More is primarily about the choices we face today. Whether society supports women to have children when and only when they choose to will not only shape their lives, but the world all our children will inherit.
Garret Logan's dead fiancÉe just walked into his pub. It's been seven years since Colleen died in a car accident, but he hasn't been able to break free of her memory. And now she's back with a new name, claiming not to remember him. . . . Jo Carroll has traveled to Tennessee looking for answers. She's lived a sheltered life since the accident that erased her memory, but now has to face that everything she knew may have been a lie. As the truth emerges, the feelings between her and Garret grow and she's drawn into his world. Before she can commit, however, she needs to know if he loves the woman she was. . . or the one she's become.
The identity of her daughter's father is a secret, one that single mother Haley Clayton must keep forever. For a very good reason. But when a tragedy takes the man's life--a tragedy Haley fears was her fault--the truth comes out. And now the man's stepbrother, handsome rancher Jared Sinclair, wants answers. Why has Haley kept the child from his family? What is she hiding? Haley can't tell him--ever. But then Jared insists Haley and young Sarah spend time at the family ranch, where she discovers he's not just a proud cowboy; he's her--and her daughter's--deepest wish.
Josh Goldin was savoring a Friday afternoon break in the coffee room, harmlessly flirting with coworkers while anticipating the weekend at home where his wife, Dori, waited with their eight-month-old son, Zack. And then Josh's secretary rushed in, using words like intensive care, lost consciousness, blood... That morning, Dori had walked into the emergency room with her son in severe distress. Enter Dr. Darlene Stokes: an African-American physician and single mother whose life is dedicated both to her own son and navigating the tricky maze of modern-day medicine. But something about Dori stirred the doctor's suspicions. Darlene had heard of the sensational diagnosis of Munchausen by Proxy, where a mother intentionally harms her baby, but had never come upon a case of it before. It was rarely diagnosed and extraordinarily controversial. Could it possibly have happened here? As their four lives intersect with dramatic consequences, Darlene, Dori, and Josh are pushed to their breaking points as they confront the nightmare that has become their new reality. Darin Strauss's extraordinary novel is set in a world turned upside down, where doctors try to save babies from their parents, police use the law to tear families apart, and the people you know the best end up surprising you the most.
"This book tells my story. It includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. When you finish it, you will know that its message is about more than a game. It is about a life changed and the One who changed it." --DAVID TYREE There was a point in David Tyree's life, before the catch, before the fame, when his life was spiraling out of control and his football career was in jeopardy. In More Than Just The Catch, David Tyree takes you behind the scenes and past the hype to the story of his life. It is a story of mistakes and second chances. Of hard work, perseverance, and faith. A story of love. And ultimately a story of grace. It's a story that teaches us that no matter how many times life knocks us down, we can come back...and we can win.
What are you going to do with your lucky lottery ticket? That's a question every MBA faces. A lot of time and money has been invested in you, and once you graduate you're supposed to cash that ticket in for as much money and status as you can. Your parents and peers expect it. And you may feel that there's really no other choice. You can't risk wasting that expensive education. It's the safe thing to do. Isn't it? Not necessarily. Mark Albion doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but his unique perspective can help you find yours. There are other ways to look at potential risks and rewards, even when you have thousands of dollars of student loans to pay back. Money is important but it's not the key to fulfillment. The "safe" choice, the most monetarily rewarding one, can carry enormous psychological and spiritual pain. As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, "Sometimes money costs too much." In More Than Money, Albion redefines the typical way the risk/reward equation is written, using his own life story and those of the many entrepreneurs, executives and MBAs he's met as both cautionary and inspirational tales. He introduces a framework of four crucial questions to consider when thinking about your career choices, as well as "lifelines," principles that can help you answer these questions and guide you to construct your personal, strategic destiny plan. A consciousness-raising book as well as a career guide, More Than Money encourages MBA students to give themselves permission to be who they really want to be and find their path of service. For, as Albion says, in the end "we won't remember you for the size of your wallet as much as the size of your heart."
"Film noir" evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and '50s--melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. James Naremore's prize-winning book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the central term is more complex and paradoxical than we realize. It treats noir as a term in criticism, as an expression of artistic modernism, as a symptom of Hollywood censorship and politics, as a market strategy, as an evolving style, and as an idea that circulates through all the media. This new and expanded edition of More Than Night contains an additional chapter on film noir in the twenty-first century.
"Film noir" evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and '50s--melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. James Naremore's book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the central term is more complex and paradoxical than we realize.
Somewhere, at this very moment, a woman's caring and commitment is changing a life in her community...and changing the world. Three of these exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. And three bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.We hope these stories of courage will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you.
The Harlequin More Than Words philanthropic program brings inspirational stories to life through the writing of seasoned romance authors. In this collection, three bestselling authors deliver short stories inspired by three real-life recipients of the award. Reissue.
Five bestselling authorsFive real-life heroines You might meet them at the coffee shop, the grocery store, or walking down the street. They're women across North America committed to reaching out and changing lives one good deed at a time. Five of these exceptional women have been selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. And once again five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real-life heroines. We hope More Than Words will touch your heart and inspire the heroine living inside you.
Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeekand best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Knowis a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Knowis written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Knowshows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.
A curse has settled over the small New England coastal town of Moriah's Landing...an unknown force that's about to irrevocably change the lives of four young women--and the men captivated by their spell. As they risk their lives to uncover the secrets behind the dark vortex of serial killers, genetic research and modern-day witches that haunts the town, it is their hearts that are in the greatest peril. Bundle includes Secret Sanctuary by Amanda Stevens, Howling in the Darkness by B.J. Daniels, Scarlet Vows by Dani Sinclair and Behind the Veil by Joanna Wayne.
The action-packed novel that inspired the animated series on Cartoon Network, this extraordinary fantasy merges the deep well of Eastern myth with the Western fantasy tradition, for a novel that's rich in place and character.
Beginning with a handful of members in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith founded has grown into a world-wide organization with over 12 million adherents, playing prominent roles in politics, sports, entertainment, and business. Yet they are an oddity. They are considered wholesome, conservative, and friendly on one hand, and clannish, weird, and self-righteous on the other. Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction explains who Mormons are: what they believe and how they live their lives. Written by Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and practicing Mormon, this compact, informative volume ranges from the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious issues of contemporary Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith still serves as the Mormons' Moses. Their everyday religious lives are still rooted in his conceptions of true Christianity. They seek revelation to solve life's problems just as he did. They believe the authority to seal families together for eternity was restored through him. They understand their lives as part of a spiritual journey that started in a "council in heaven" before the world began just as he taught. Bushman's account also describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon life. How are Mormons to hold on to their children in a world of declining moral standards and rampant disbelief? How do rational, educated Mormons stand up to criticisms of their faith? How do single Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes family life? The book also examines polygamy, the various Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS image when in fact they're not members. In a time when Mormons such as Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are playing prominent roles in American society, this engaging introduction enables readers to judge for themselves how Mormon teachings shape the character of believers.
Born with second sight, Loni MacEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan and realizes she must warn him about his son. Clint doesn't believe her, especially since he doesn't have a son, but he sees the drama that Loni predicted unfolding in the local news.
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