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A classic work for artists of all kinds, about reconciling the call of creative work with the demands of daily life, now with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger.Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Within its beautifully written pages, you will come to know a woman whose range of sensitivity--moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual--is remarkably broad. She recalls her childhood on the eastern shore of Maryland, her career change from psychology to art, and her path to making sculptures so finely painted that they would "set color free in three dimensions." She reflects on the generous advice of other artists, watches her own daughter's journey into motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to express her vision. Resonant and true, encouraging and revelatory, Anne Truitt guides herself--and us--through a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of color and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art. A rare window on the workings of a creative mind, Daybook showcases an extraordinary artist whose insights generously and succinctly illuminate the artistic process.
A literature and language arts book that aims at harnessing the students' critiical reading and writing skills
Each level includes 80 lessons. Use them to fit your teaching schedule. Teach a lesson daily for single semester. Use within a block schedule format. Teach several times weekly for a school year.
Throughout this Daybook, you will read, respond to, and write about many different kinds of texts. You will read and write for a variety of purposes.
This book will help you become a more active reader. You'll learn and practice different strategies for getting involved with your reading. And, when you get involved with what you read, you'll find you understand and remember more of what you read.
Readers are challenged with the simple but profound question: What would happen-how would your life be different-if you committed the next year to learning about prayer and devoting time in prayer every single day? A Daybook on Prayer weaves together a poignant meditation from classic and contemporary Christian writers with a powerful Bible verse, a directed prayer, and a personal prayer-starter, to create a life-changing-and world-changing-resource for those who want to draw closer to the heart of God. The daily selections are drawn from many of the greatest teachers on the subject of prayer throughout the history of the Christian church, including Augustine, Thomas À Kempis, Martin Luther, Brother Andrew, John Wesley, A.W. Tozer, Andrew Murray, Oswald Chambers, and on into today with Billy Graham, Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, and many others
The doctor's office is cool, white, sterile. But the doctor's words are searing: blood tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's beloved, dying son is not their child. Now they must face Peter's death and the shock of having a son they have never met. Grieving, yet compelled, they begin a search that will tear two families apart.Laura and "Bud" Rice share an elegant home and two children, brilliant, handsome Tom, and cherished, chronically ill eleven-year-old Timmy. But after nineteen years of marriage, Laura's respectable husband is a stranger--and the reason for Tom's escalating involvement with a group of campus bigots. Suddenly the Crawfields enter their lives and shatter their fragile world. As the Rices' quiet Southern town explodes with hate and violence, the two familes must embrace--or be destroyed by--the shattering truth.From the Paperback edition.
This new series stars the Keim family, headed by Aaron and Lovinia Keim, with son Peter managing the farm. When scandal hits, Peters daughter Viola must decide whether to marry or tend to her shattered family. A 100,000-copy first printing.
Their mission was to save the world. Their destiny is to fall in love. Twelve years since the Change, Penelope Sheehan is one of the few still practicing magic for the good of humanity. To infiltrate the notorious O'Malley organization, Pen poses as an abducted girl--until a furious lion thwarts her mission. When the beast turns into a devastatingly handsome man, she recognizes in him the troubled boy she once knew. Since becoming a skinwalker, Tru Daugherty has allowed his animal nature to take over. Aloof and cynical, he's a creature of instinct and impulse, living only to satisfy his senses--ignoring the scarred heart nobody has ever reached. He's also the best man to help Pen bring down the O'Malley crime ring. Fighting alongside the last holdouts of humanity, they unleash a passion that tempts them to risk everything for love. But if they succeed, Tru and Pen hold the power to brighten the Dark Age for all time.
"[Daybreak is] a useful guide to restore the balance of powers and reclaim our constitutional system of government." -- Majorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild. "Daybreak urgently reminds us that good political intentions are not sufficient to ensure the continuation of our democracy; informed vigilance is vital to that task." -- Mark Karlin, editor of Buzzflash.com. A lot more has gone wrong over the last eight years than meets the eye, and it will take more than a new president to create the kind of change that is necessary. Daybreak is a thorough investigation of how Bush/Cheney altered the way American government works and deteriorated the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It includes clear plans for how we may reclaim democracy, declare our rights, and truly set out for a new America. Shocking and inspirational, Daybreak provides a clear breakdown of all that we have lost, and all that we have to gain. David Swanson is co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ConvictBushCheney.org, Washington director of Democrats.com, and a board member of Progressive Democrats for America. He served as press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign and has been a leading voice for the prosecution of Bush and Cheney for war crimes.
A year has passed since the catastrophic event known as "Daybreak" began. Seven billion people have died. Washington, D.C., has been vaporized. The United States barely avoided a second civil war between two rival governments that rose from Washington's ashes. And "Daybreak" isn't over...
One of the most popular fictional creations of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is also one of Louis L'Amour's crowning achievements--and these two magnificent novels are proof . SackettA drifter by circumstance, William Tell Sackett hungered for a place he couldn't name but knew he had to find. South of the Tetons, through a keyhole pass, he found it: a lonely yet beautiful valley--with a fortune in gold. Then he found an even greater treasure: Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. But the harsh ways it takes to protect his claim--and their lives--may be the one thing that drives Ange away.The DaybreakersOrrin Sackett had to be pushed into a fight. But Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble. The night Tye stepped between his brother and a bullet changed them both forever. Now their trail pointed west, to a lawless frontier town called Sante Fe. Orrin took the job of marshal, while Tye commanded respect without a badge. When a loose end from their past turns up, one brother will be forced to revert to his old ways--if the other's dreams are to be realized....From the Paperback edition.
Businessman Dan Frazier had his hands full with five children. Constantly juggling diapers with deadlines was taking its toll. Nanny Jess Baker, aka miracle worker, couldn't have stepped in at a better time! Even with a baby of her own, Jess seems to work magic. She cooks real food, finds the bottom of the laundry pile, organizes family days out. . . ; Surely things are perfect? Until the warmth between Dan and Jess sparks into something more, testing the resolve of two hearts stubbornly trying to stay single. . . ;.
From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan--a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam--an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults.First published in England as a children's book, The Daydreamer marks a delightful foray by one of our greatest novelists into a new fictional domain. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan, and one that adds new breadth to his body of work.From the Trade Paperback edition.
While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn't the one they know; it's become a different place--a deadly one... Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they've ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated--vampires from humans--they realize that the changes definitely aren't for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they've never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation--even for the vampires themselves--the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end...
A baby is found abandoned... ...and the effect on attorney and mother Rachael Flynn is profound. Marcie, the infant's young mother with a history of drug abuse, is the chief suspect. Marcie insists she's innocent and demands that Leo, her baby son, be returned to her. But Marcie's mother and sister say otherwise. When baby Leo is found missing a second time, the evidence against Marcie seems overwhelming. But relying on her own motherly intuition- and a faith that God is using her to resolve this puzzling case-Rachael chooses to believe Marcie's story and digs for the truth of what really happened...and who is responsible.
Various accounts of experiences from social workers.
Acclaimed author of the dazzling cycle of fantasy novels set in Deverry and the Westlands, Katharine Kerr continues her epic saga of humanity as a shift of power on the astral plane brings change to the world of men...The city of Cengarn is under siege. Armies both astral and physical are massing for and against the goddess Alshandra, who seeks to prevent the birth of one fate-bound child. It falls to the dweomermaster Jill and her allies to protect the child's human mother, Princess Carra--and Deverry's already foretold future--by magic and by might. But as the warrior Rhodry wings toward the battle on dragonback, he cannot know that soon he will face his ancient enemy, Alshandra's high priestess Raena, who will use any means to destroy him. Their confrontation could turn the tide of the siege--and change the fate of Deverry forever.From the Paperback edition.
Celebrated for her irresistibly witty, strikingly intelligent examinations of friendship and marriage, Lauren Fox ("An immensely gifted writer--a writer adept at capturing the sad-funny mess that happens to be one woman's life" --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) has written her most powerful novel to date. Days of Awe is the story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend's sudden death, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter, and the possibility of opening her cantankerous heart to someone new. Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, was the object of adoration for her ten-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her wild, extravagant, beloved best friend, Josie. But in that one short year her husband moved out and rented his own apartment; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie--impulsive, funny, secretive Josie--was killed behind the wheel in a single-car accident. As the relationships that long defined Isabel--wife, mother, daughter, best friend--change before her eyes, Isabel must try to understand who she really is. Teeming with longing, grief, and occasional moments of wild, unexpected joy, Days of Awe is a daring, dazzling book--a luminous exploration of marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love.From the Hardcover edition.
Washington Post Best Books of 2005.Philadelphia Inquirer Top 10 Fiction Pick, Fall 2005At age 67, Artie Rubin finds his world shaken to its foundation by events he cannot control. His tale his both universal and unique; it is the story of the end of things and their beginnings, of friends and family, of connections lost and of the endurance of love. The Days of Awe is a breathtaking call to living. "[Nissenson] more than holds his own in the arena of gritty, all-too-present-day realism, brilliantly conveying his characters' anxiety and suffering, their conflicting ideas,emotions and beliefs, and the love for one another that makes them so vulnerable but also lends enduring value to their menaced lives."-Wall Street Journal "Solid character writing and attention to the details of daily life make the September 11 material well motivated; as characters continue to worry, kibitz, philosophize and complain, one feels that they have a real sense of the stakes."-Publishers Weekly "A moving, thought-provoking exploration of coming to grips with mortality."-Booklist "I just finished The Days of Awe. I am too moved to move. (Even this pen.) An amazing novel. It is as if we are eavesdropping on life." -Cynthia Ozick<
In the company of a blind bard, Jahdo the ratcatcher's son, must travel to Deverry to unravel the evil that binds him. But there the boy is caught up in dangers far greater than he has ever known. Two powerful sorcerers -- one human, the other elven -- are battling to save the country from a goddess gone mad. Their strongest ally is the mercenary soldier Rhodry Maelwaedd, a berserker bound to both women by fate and magic... and to the dragon upon whom all their lives may depend. "Days Of Blood And Fire" begins an exciting new chapter in the chronicles of Deverry and the Westlands, with a story suited to new readers and loyal fans alike.
With a masterful eye for the telling detail, Klein vividly recounts the period from the election of Abraham Lincoln to the shelling of Fort Sumter. of photos. 2 maps.
Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon. com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize#150;winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.
Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels. The book starts in the western plains, where Native Americans were sacrificed in the giddy race for land and empire. It moves to the old manufacturing centers and coal fields that fueled the industrial revolution, but now lie depleted and in decay. It follows the steady downward spiral of American labor into the nation's produce fields and ends in Zuccotti Park where a new generation revolts against a corporate state that has handed to the young an economic, political, cultural and environmental catastrophe.