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Though recently orphaned Laura Dunstan jumps at the chance to visit her uncle's tropical plantation, she soon discovers that life in sultry Florida is afar cry from the social whirl she'd known back east. In Boston, she'd certainly never have met someone like Davey Logan, the ruggedly handsome halfbreed who treats her as no man has ever dared-and whose forbidden caress ignites irresistible desire... A man embarked on a dangerous mission, Logan won't rest until he has helped to free persecuted slaves-including those on the Dunstan estate. He has no time for a spoiled wench with more money than sense, despite her amber-eyed loveliness. But surging passion soon clouds his sense of purpose, and Logan finds himself torn between two worlds-locked in a searing embrace with a woman who thinks him no better than a savage...
Anyone not adequately acquainted with the South's true culinary terrain might struggle with the idea of a Southern vegetarian. Because isn't the South one big feast of meaty indulgence? Don't vegetables play a supporting role to fried chicken and bacon on a Southern table? Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence turn that notion on its head by recasting garden bounty as the headlining act on a plate. In a region distinguished by ideal growing conditions and generations of skilled farmers, Southern-style vegetarian cooking is not only possible, it's a pursuit brimming with vine-ripened possibility. Grab a chair in Burks and Lawrence's kitchen and discover modern recipes that evoke the flavors of traditional Southern cooking, with techniques and ingredients loved so dearly throughout the region: Lemon Zest and Thyme Pimento Cheese Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette Okra Fritters with Creole Mustard Sauce Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Eggplant Roast Beet Salad with Sea Salt Granola and Honey Tarragon Dressing Grilled Peach Ice Cream Whether you're a devoted plant-eater or a steadfast omnivore, The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook will help you shift vegetables from the outskirts of your plate into main course position. Eating your vegetables has never been more delicious. "True Southern food will always adapt to its surroundings. It is not the stubborn lout that many think it is, rather it's a nimble cheerleader of its region. It revels in vegetables and cherishes seasons. Burks and Lawrence are adding healthy substance to the definition of our Southern food. The Southern Vegetarian is a great addition to any culinary library." --Hugh Acheson, author of A New Turn in the South "Come eat with The Chubby Vegetarian. Justin and Amy are the only people I have ever met who can take the hock out of greens and not remove the soul from the pot." --Kelly English, Food & Wine Best New Chef 2009, Chef/Owner of Restaurant Iris "What you have in your hands is a gift. It is a fresh, fun, slightly irreverent and joyful new look at Southern vegetarian dishes...a look that needed to be taken." --John Currence, James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef South, Chef/Owner, City Grocery Restaurant Group
While baseball is Mel's major interest, somehow mystery and danger seem to follow him and the Wright twins. "Pop" Korn, coach at Westwood High, buys the camp at Lake Dunbar and enters his team in the County Summer Camp League. Will Mel and his buddies work around everything and everyone who gets in their way to win the championship?
For part of each of the last twenty years, much-loved essayist and fiction writer William Kittredge has ventured to the storied desert landscape of the Southwest and immersed himself in the region's wide-ranging wonders and idiosyncrasies. Here Kittredge brings all this experience to bear as he takes us on a rewarding tour of the territory that runs from Santa Fe to Yuma, and from the Grand Canyon on south through Phoenix and Tucson to Nogales. It is a region where urban sprawl abuts desert expanse, where Native American pueblos compete for space with agribusiness cotton plantations, and where semi-defunct mining towns slowly give way to new-age hippie gardening and crafts enclaves. As part-time resident and full-time observer, William Kittredge acquaints us with one of the country's most vital and perpetually evolving regions. Populated with die-hard desert rats on the banks of the Colorado, theoretical physicists in Albuquerque, Hopi mothers and their daughters, and renegade punk-rock kids sleeping in the streets, Southwestern Homelandsis a book as much about the legacies of a territory's colorful past as it is about the alternately exciting and daunting complexities of its immediate future.
What if the only person who could help was the one whose heart you'd broken? A captivating and heartrending novel of lost love, family secrets and betrayal from a major new talent. 'Memories are like spinning blades; dangerous at close range.' Meg Powell and Carson McKay were soulmates. Until Meg inexplicably walked away and straight into the arms of another man. While Meg set about building a career and a family and trying her best to forget Carson, he poured his soul into the music that was to make him an international superstar. Now, twenty years later, Meg is forced to confront the past and hidden truths in the pages of her late mother's diaries, little knowing that her teenaged daughter Savannah is playing with fire, creating a secret life on the internet that sucks her into a dangerous world. Then Carson arrives back in town just as Meg finds out startling news which will change her life for ever.
It's England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful "Sovay" isn't sitting for portraits, she's donning a man's cloak and robbing travelers -- in broad daylight. But in a time when political allegiances between France and England are strained, a rogue bandit is not the only thing travelers fear. Spies abound, and rumors of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of England's most powerful and dangerous men, it's not just her own identity she must hide, but that of her father. A dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.
WAR BETWEEN THE WORLDS. In a universe where Earthmen and Uelsons battle over the domination of galaxies, what chance does one small, seemingly backward planet have for survival? But Arana is much more than just a desirable refueling point midway between Earth and the Uelsons. Arana is the homeworld of a new race in the family of man--the Royalists. It is also the home of one very special Bay Royalist--Teal Ray Stewert, a key figure to the future of his entire planet. And what neither Earthmen nor Uelsons know is that Teal and his planet may be the catalyst for the ultimate struggle between mankind and its most hated enemy!
Present-day Americans feel secure in their citizenship: they are free to speak up for any cause, oppose their government, marry a person of any background, and live where they choose--at home or abroad. Denaturalization and denationalization are more often associated with twentieth-century authoritarian regimes. But there was a time when American-born and naturalized foreign-born individuals in the United States could be deprived of their citizenship and its associated rights. Patrick Weil examines the twentieth-century legal procedures, causes, and enforcement of denaturalization to illuminate an important but neglected dimension of Americans' understanding of sovereignty and federal authority: a citizen is defined, in part, by the parameters that could be used to revoke that same citizenship.The Sovereign Citizen begins with the Naturalization Act of 1906, which was intended to prevent realization of citizenship through fraudulent or illegal means. Denaturalization--a process provided for by one clause of the act--became the main instrument for the transfer of naturalization authority from states and local courts to the federal government. Alongside the federalization of naturalization, a conditionality of citizenship emerged: for the first half of the twentieth century, naturalized individuals could be stripped of their citizenship not only for fraud but also for affiliations with activities or organizations that were perceived as un-American. (Emma Goldman's case was the first and perhaps best-known denaturalization on political grounds, in 1909.) By midcentury the Supreme Court was fiercely debating cases and challenged the constitutionality of denaturalization and denationalization. This internal battle lasted almost thirty years. The Warren Court's eventual decision to uphold the sovereignty of the citizen--not the state--secures our national order to this day. Weil's account of this transformation, and the political battles fought by its advocates and critics, reshapes our understanding of American citizenship.
In The Sovereign God, the first volume of a four volume series, Boice carefully opens with the topics of what we know about God and how we know it. The Bible's authority is emphasized, and the modern questions of inerrancy and biblical criticism are approached with scholarly care.
The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the sovereign state. Here a leading expert challenges this conclusion. Stephen Krasner contends that states have never been as sovereign as some have supposed. Throughout history, rulers have been motivated by a desire to stay in power, not by some abstract adherence to international principles. Organized hypocrisy--the presence of longstanding norms that are frequently violated--has been an enduring attribute of international relations Political leaders have usually but not always honored international legal sovereignty, the principle that international recognition should be accorded only to juridically independent sovereign states, while treating Westphalian sovereignty, the principle that states have the right to exclude external authority from their own territory, in a much more provisional way. In some instances violations of the principles of sovereignty have been coercive, as in the imposition of minority rights on newly created states after the First World War or the successor states of Yugoslavia after 1990; at other times cooperative, as in the European Human Rights regime or conditionality agreements with the International Monetary Fund. The author looks at various issues areas to make his argument: minority rights, human rights, sovereign lending, and state creation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Differences in national power and interests, he concludes, not international norms, continue to be the most powerful explanation for the behavior of states.
To the science-fiction fan, there is something peculiarly fascinating about Soviet science fiction. What can it be like? Of all national varieties of science fiction, it can least have felt the American influence. It descended (like our own, but independently) from Jules Verne. At best, our science fiction and their science fiction are cousins.
Space And Earth Science divides the physical (nonliving) universe into four major divisions. From the perspective of a human on Earth, these divisions can be imagined as spheres of information.
In 1980 Dr. Nielsen, a Danish educator, was asked to evaluate a 20-month-old blind boy who was severely developmentally delayed. Her observations of this child helped her formulate ideas that led to her creation of the "Little Room", a structured environment through which blind children can learn to explore their surroundings. Nielsen's approach is known as "active learning," as the child becomes motivated to experiment and explore when his surroundings are interesting and when he/she is free from adult interference. This book is packed with specific suggestions for parents and teachers, and gives a detailed explanation of the "Little Room" and how it should be used.
Not your everyday coming-of-age novelThis story was supposed to be about Evie how she hasn't made a friend in years, how she tends to stretch the truth (especially about her so-called relationship with college drop-out Jonah Luks), and how she finally comes into her own once she learns to just be herself but it isn't. Because when her classmate Elizabeth "Zabet" McCabe's murdered body is found in the woods, everything changes and Evie's life is never the same again.
Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar's clientele.Caught in Meredith's sensual, irresistible orbit, inexpressibly flattered by the siren's attention, Tesla shares long-buried chapters of her life, holding nothing back. Nothing Meredith proposes seems impossible-not even Tesla sleeping with Meredith's husband, Charlie, while she looks on. After all, it's all in fun, isn't it?In a heartbeat, vulnerable Tesla is swept into a spectacular love triangle. Together, gentle, grounded Charlie and sparkling, maddening Meredith are everything Tesla has ever needed, wanted, or dreamed of, even if no one else on earth understands. They're three against the world.But soon one of the vertices begins pulling away until only two points remain-and the space between them gapes with confusion, with grief and with possibility....
Ned Banks is miserable. He's the new kid in school -- and he sticks out like a sore thumb. His life is going downhill fast. Until something happens. Ned's not sure how he did it -- but he beamed two kids from the year 2099 into his bedroom closet! Roop and Suzi are Time Surfers -- cool kids who travel through time. And they want Ned to join them! Of course Ned says yes. He's ready for excitement! Action! But he might get more than he bargained for.
From the Camp Haunted Hills series to the popular My Teacher . . . books, Bruce Coville brings to life a delightful collection of aliens, dinosaurs, and monsters that keeps readers coming back for more. It isn't Blork's fault he's a brat, but when he discovers how miserable it is to be around someone who throws nasty tantrums, he's out to prove he's not going to be a brat forever.
Only the best and brightest -- the strongest and the most courageous -- ever managed to become Space Cadets. They were the elite guard of the solar system, accepting missions others feared, taking risks no others dared, and upholding the peace of the solar system for the benefit of all. But before Matt could earn his rightful place in the ranks, his mettle would be tested in the most severe and extraordinary ways -- ways that would change him forever but would still not prepare him for the alien treacheries that awaited him on strange worlds far beyond his own.
Nancy, George, and Bess can't believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick's grocery store is having--the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp! Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out!
McCormick's grocery store is holding a contest--guess the number of jelly beans in a jar and win a trip to space camp. But the jelly bean jar soon goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to camp. Can Nancy find out what happened? Picture descriptions included.
Mischievous space pirates, led by the wicked Eye patch, plan to steal a princess's birthday treasure-chest surprise. Will Space Dog be able to foil their dastardly plans? Never fear when Space Dog is near!
Space Dog solves a strange case of howling in outer space.