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On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another in a motley yet kindly society. Booker prize winner.
The sheriff of Dead River thought he had killed them off ten years ago-a cave-dwelling tribe of cannibals. But somehow the clan survived. And now the residents of this isolated town are fighting for their lives....
This amazing colume contains a complete course on how to succeed - taught by fifty world reknowned experts - and will advance you, lesson by lesson, into the world of exceptional achievement.
Chemical Warfare? Casper, Johnny, and Gwinny are sure they'll never be happy again when their mother marries Jack, who is as mean as an ogre. To make matters worse, two obnoxious stepbrothers, Malcolm and Douglas, move in as well. No one -- except the parents -- seems happy. But when Jack gives a chemistry set to each group of kids, bigger problems take over. These are, it turns out, not your average chemicals. In one hilarious experiment after another, the kids discover they can fly, switch bodies with one another, and even disappear. If only they could figure out how to undo all of this! Are one combustible step family and two explosive chemistry sets a formula for disaster?
The first title in a classic trilogy about the giants of the Forgotten Realms world.The Ogre's Pact is the first novel in a trilogy that deals with the giants of the Forgotten Realms setting. Giants are little written about, and this trilogy,written by New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning ten years ago, wasthe first to detail them. This reissue features new cover art.AUTHOR BIO: TROY DENNING is the New York Times best-selling author of Waterdeep. He has written numerous other novels set in the Forgotten Realms world as well as the Prism Pentad, set in the Dark Sun® world of Athas. He is the author of Star by Star, Tatoonine Ghost, and Recovery, all set in the Star Wars universe.From the Paperback edition.
Somalia has been crossed by camel caravans of merchants bringing stories with them. Elizabeth Laird heard these oral retellings in Jigjiga, the capital of Ethiopia's Somali region, in gardens, bars, small huts and beautiful old Harari houses.
Before heading off for college, sixteen-year-old girls Abby and Jamie are headed for the big cities! Shy, innocent Abby will be a nanny for a posh New York City family, while smart, no-nonsense Jamie works her nanny gig in sunny, celeb-studded L.A.
More than a handful! OH, BOY! Dylan Johnson loved the bachelor life. He dated all kinds of women, ate pizza for breakfast and hung out with the guys on weekends. No commitments, no strings for him. Until the last feisty female who'd tied him up in knots, Allison Walker, suddenly appeared on his doorstep. With a cuddly baby in her arms. OH, BABY! The resourceful nanny and sweet Rachel needed a place to hide, and Dylan found his heart thawing. He'd never forgotten Allison-or forgiven her for running out on him. Yet he still found her incredibly sexy... needy... vulnerable. OH, OH...BABY Dylan had a chance to play the hero. He could be "daddy" by day-and lover by night. But would that really get Allison out of his system? And now there was the problem of two females tying him up in knots....
This handy guide contains hard-won advice from real parents who made it through the trials and triumphs of that stressful first year. They've stayed up all night, changed thousands of diapers, and finally figured out how to get the little darlings to sleep. They share what works and what doesn't when it comes to everything from giving birth to getting one's life back in order. Packed with bits of wisdom, the book is a quick, easy read for harried new parents.
Katie and Suzanne want to see the new big movie, Tornado, but neither of their parents will let them. As Suzanne complains loudly about always being treated like her baby sister, Katie actually becomes Suzanne's baby sister, Heather.
Jamie Glowacki--potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training--shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert at OhCrapPottyTraining.com, show you how it's done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here's the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20-30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days--but Jamie's got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you've ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won't my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid "potty power struggles"? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well--why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn't theory, you're not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information--all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good. And check out OhCrapPottyTraining.com for more information--including expert advice, support from parents just like you, and instructions for how to take part in the next Great Potty Challenge!
[From the back cover:] "Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less... exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan. She wants him out of her life for good. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed. After everything they've been through together, how can she turn him down? As Molly finds herself drawn further into Daniel's case, she begins to fear that his trouble is related to one of his investigations: catching a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, known to the locals as the East Side Ripper ...." Molly Murphy, recently arrived from Ireland in early 1900's New York City, indulges her inate curiosity and appetite for adventure as an underemployed private investigator. It isn't easy for a young woman in what is believed to be a men's only profession, but Molly loves the work which leads her to seek out the riches to the poorest in every diverse nook and cranny of a fast growing and quickly changing city teaming with life, excitement and danger. Look for the other books in the Molly Murphy Mystery series in the Bookshare collection. They are: #1 Murphy's Law, #2 Death of Riley, #3 For the Love of Mike, #4 In Like Flynn, #6 In Dublin's Fair City and #7 Tell Me Pretty Maiden, with more on the way.
For a God whom philosophers have proclaimed dead, there's only one thing to do: drum up a little publicity"God grants you an interview. Go to 600 Madison Ave., room 3700, Monday, at 11 a.m." When a struggling writer receives this typed note in the mail one morning, curiosity wins out and he finds himself keeping this mysterious appointment. Soon he's in an ordinary conference room with an intercom on the floor, furiously scribbling shorthand notes as he interviews God, a deity who badly wants to improve His public profile. Sometimes God speaks through the intercom, other times He communicates as a hot dog vendor on the corner. But however God appears, He's giving this anointed journalist the story of a lifetime--and all he has to do is sell the story to the public. Adapted as the classic film starring George Burns, Oh, God! is a warm and witty satire about life, the Lord, the media, and the need for some good publicity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Avery Corman, including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Far too many African American women struggle with a deep division between the two fundamental pillars of their identity--spirituality and sexuality. The church tells them that to live "holy and sanctified" lives they must give up sexual activity outside the institution of marriage, and yet their bodies and souls cry out for a way to express and fulfill their natural passions. In this groundbreaking book, the Reverend Dr. Susan Newman, a nationally recognized minister and speaker, finally shows all women of faith how to find a healthy balance between their spiritual selves and their sexual needs.Dr. Newman opens with a simple but startling premise: You can love God and love sex at the same time. Though it may sound irreverent, this premise is actually the basis for an essential journey to self-knowledge and reconciliation. As Dr. Newman shows, this journey has been denied to women for centuries because of church traditions and doctrines going back to the Old Testament and to the teachings of Saint Paul. For African American women, the spiritual-sexual divide was compounded by slavery.But women of faith do not have to live divided lives. Writing with passion, candor, and welcome humor, Dr. Newman opens new paths to healing and reconciliation. Here are frank, direct discussions about sex both inside and outside marriage; about being honest about your spiritual and erotic needs; about making personal choices; and about acknowledging the holiness of your body.The goal, as Dr. Newman explains, is not to suppress or channel your sexuality, but to embrace sex as a wonderful gift from God. As a woman of faith-and as a woman-you deserve a healthy, satisfying life, a life open to passion and truly free of guilt and shame. The first book of its kind, Oh God! is a landmark achievement that will be welcomed by black women who want to live in wholeness of spirit and body.
Oh, God, oh, God, OH, GOD! : young adults talk about sexuality and embodiment in Christian spiritualityby Lara Blackwood Pickrel Heather Godsey
Oh God! Oh God! Oh God! addresses issues of love, sex(uality) and embodiment from the perspectives of young adults who work for or are involved with the church. Discussions about sex, sexuality, and theology are taboo in many churches. What about the tensions felt between the commitments of love, dating, marriage, or parenthood and living lives of faith and integrity? The essays in this book address multiple perspectives on love, dating, marriage, parenthood, sex, and sexuality, as well as looking at the history of the church's struggle with human sexuality from a fresh perspective.
Corrie ten Boom addresses sickness and affliction, offering biblical wisdom to soothe and strengthen the soul. She also delivers a powerful message on the freedom and forgiveness found in God's love.
If you are such a good catch then why are you single? Why are so many good women single? Why do men act the way that they act? Say what they say? Do what they do? Think the way that they think and avoid a long term relationship or marriage with a good woman? At age 33, Author LaDonna M. Smith asked the same questions not only about HERSELF TO MEN but she had conversations which INCLUDED MEN to find out the answers. Those answers made up this book. This is the perfect must have book for women who think they are an ideal spouse, to gain a new perspective which may cause them to do an introspection; and they may ultimately get closer to possibly getting a relationship and/or marriage. Ladies, this is the most female educational, info-tainment book. Men, this is the most non male bashing book ever made. You won t be disappointed.
Calling the toughest canine questions! Owning a dog is one of life's great joys, but sometimes the challenges it brings can make even the most devoted dog lovers panic, throw up their hands, or feel completely overwhelmed. Before you get to the end of your leash, turn to this friendly and relatable reference that's the next best thing to talking to a dog-owning friend who's seen it all. In Oh My Dog, animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern has compiled tips and invaluable advice from experts--and from her own experience as dogowner--to sooth concerns, answer questions big and small, and help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. From the moment you even consider getting a dog, to caring for your old friend when his puppy years are far behind him, Oh My Dog covers every angle of dog ownership, including: * Which breeds would be good match for me? * What do I look for in a vet? * How do I make sure our first night together is as stress-free as possible? * What activities will help me bond with my dog?* Is my dog showing sign of illness?* What should I know before I head to a doggie day care or park? * How do I read pet food labels? * What should I do in an emergency?Choc full of informative side bars, questionnaires, to-do lists, and much, much more, Oh My Dog is the answer-filled field guide for anybody who owns a dog or is considering getting one. ****** Beth Ostrosky Stern
A fiercely individualist Goth girl wakes up to discover that the whole world has gone Goth and she's actually -- gag -- popular. Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else. She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm. They're considered the "freaks" of their high school. But when Jade's smart mouth lands her in trouble -- again -- her principal decides to teach her a lesson she'll never forget. Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternate universe where she rules the school. But her best friends won't talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth. Only Clarik, the mysterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques. And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade's stuck in a virtual reality game -- because she's stuck there, too, now living the life of a "freak." Together, they realize they might never get back to reality...and that even if they do, things might never be the same.
Yeti is a great dog. Heidi is dog-crazy. So when she finds a friendly, abandoned Newfoundland, she's determined to take care of him. Even if her parents have forbidden her from bringing a dog home, she'll find a way--by keeping Yeti in her friend's shed! There's just one thing . . . Yeti is sweet, and Heidi wants to give him a real home. But he's also enormous and clumsy, and basically her parents' worst nightmare. Can Heidi turn him into a model dog? Or is Yeti just too big to handle?
Thrust into the media spotlight with her son Sean Wilsey's searing portrayal of her in his New York Times bestseller Oh the Glory of It All, the former queen of San Francisco society shares her own candid take on the fascinating events of her life. Once dubbed San Francisco's "Golden Girl," Montandon socialized with the cream of San Francisco society, including Danielle Steel, Alex Haley, and the Gettys. Immortalized as a character in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, she lived a seemingly perfect life in a penthouse above the San Francisco Bay, complete with her marriage to multimillionaire Al Wilsey and the birth of her son, Sean. From her lavish parties to her legendary Roundtable lunches, Montandon was always the talk of the town. Then, less than a decade later, Wilsey announced he was divorcing her, and Sean abandoned her as well--both for the affections of her once-close friend, Dede Traina. Left penniless and virtually suicidal, Montandon once again had to reinvent herself, this time as a humanitarian for peace. From Berlin to Beslan, she made it her life's mission to give a voice to the world's children and spread a message of hope in times of crisis. Oh the Hell of It All is a rich feast of a story: that of a poor girl turned rich turned poor again, in and out of love and betrayed by those closest to her, who has achieved peace in her life through devotion to something outside herself.
Dear Gentle Reader, Daddy started us off early in a life of crime. It must have had something to do with his frustration in siring six daughters. We came mostly with the spring, one after the other, barely a year 'twixt each of us. March, April, May, June, July; and then there was me, Lily. I came in April, too, but they'd already used up that month. I guess I've always been the maverick of the family. So it's only natural I should be telling this story of the infamous Harper Girls. It's all Gospel truth, right on up to the part about jail, our brief stage career, and everything. I tell it now in the belief that it may be an object lesson for one and all. Also, I need the money, so I hope you buy a copy of my little book. Sincerely, Lily Harper Hogan
In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique, brilliant, and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked - and marred - the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy today.
"Midway through Water & Power comes a scene so perfectly written, so chilling and yet so hilarious [it] encapsulates all the anger and social criticism fueling [the play], beginning with the agonizing realization (also central to Culture Clash's smash Chavez Ravine) that the fates of the L.A. many are held in the hands of the often capricious and heartless few."--VarietyFor Zorro in Hell:"The funniest show the Bay Area comedy troupe has ever written. Culture Clash uses the story [of Zorro] as a starting point for a devastatingly hilarious satire of just about everything Californians hold dear."--Contra Costa TimesIn this trio of plays, Culture Clash rewrites California's past in the performance troupe's own irreverent comic style, interweaving pop culture with their home state's local history. In Chavez Ravine, called "a hell-raising home run" by Variety, they cover the land grab that uprooted an entire community and built Dodger Stadium. In Water & Power, the topic is the assimilation of Latinos and their rise to political influence. And in Zorro in Hell, Culture Clash re-imagines early California through the eyes of the original masked man.Culture Clash is Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza. Founded in San Francisco's Mission District on Cinco de Mayo in 1984, they have become the most prominent Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the United States. Their work ranges from sketch comedy to full-length plays and adaptations of Greek classics, and has been produced at universities and theaters throughout the country.