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This is the intimate and fascinating account of the rise and fall and rise again in show business of Hollywood giant and legendary "bad boy" Robert Evans. From Errol Flynn to Ava Garnder to Francis Ford Coppola and Mia Farrow, Evans spares no reputation, least of all his own, in this sizzling, tell-all biography.
Josh is student-teaching in Megan's classroom, but the class soon rebels against their new taskmaster. Then Drake joins forces with Megan to lead the revolt. Could it be that Drake is just trying to snare the class's amazing drummer for his band?
Dan Savage and his partner go through the open adoption process.
Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind over 100 inventions.
Sylvester loved baseball, but he wasn't what you'd call a good hitter. He had decided against joining the team, when he met George Baruth. He promised Sylvester he would help him become one of the best players ever. Before long he was hitting homers.
With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the land and to the natural world of which they are a part. "Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace animal power on his farm with tractors. Two restless young girls in "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" live out their last summer of innocence, riding ponies recklessly and spying on their boss and the wealthy women who visit him. In "Phantom Pain," the Tennessee woods are a sliver of what they once were, men now hunt with GPS and cell phones, and the rumor of a dangerous panther on the loose stirs up a small town. An unexpected vision of the beauty and mystery of life redeems the darkest moments in this stellar debut collection, a book that readers will want to read and reread.
IF BABIES CAME WITH A USER'S MANUAL-THIS WOULD BE IT! Here is a lifeline of reliable, reassuring information for those busy days and often sleepless nights from pregnancy through the first year. This trouble shooting, sanity-saving book covers more than five hundred topics-everything from allergies to zoster (commonly known as shingles)-and is filled with warm, comforting advice from an experienced pediatrician and father of two. Wondering about those little bumps or spots? Worried that your baby sleeps or eats too much (or too little)? Coping with colic? Concerned about teething? Confused about car seats, medications, vaccinations? Designed to console even the most stressed-out parents during the always challenging first twelve months, this essential guide includes * Guidelines for a healthy pregnancy (tip: limit fish and avoid peanut butter)-and what supplies to have on hand when baby arrives * Advice on choosing a pediatrician: three vital questions for the prenatal interview * The advantages (and disadvantages) of breast- and bottle-feeding, as well as time-tested tips on feeding schedules * Hints for getting through the night-and avoiding ineffective bedtime rituals, including the "Sneaky" and "Buddy" approaches * Crucial facts about shots, screening tests, and immunizations (yes, kids still do get whooping cough) * At-your-fingertips information on common illnesses, fevers, when to call the doctor, and what to do in an emergency * Special advice for working moms, single parents, adoptive parents, and parents of twins, triplets, and preemies Plus-handy checklists, growth charts, eye-catching diagrams, "Myths and Truths" about baby care, and Kidfixer FAQs-real questions from parents and Dr. Altman's helpful advice From the Trade Paperback edition.
The last thing most kids want to do is kidnap their own parents. But life has reached a crisis point for Steven and Benjy Marks. Their dad is always away on business, and ever since their mom began prosecuting a group of terrorists, the boys have been confined to their home with police protection. So where does that leave Steven and Benjy? Stuck in the house with a weird "nanny" named Dewey, whose idea of a good meal is Pop Tarts and Kool-Aid. The refrigerator's empty, their clothes aren't washed, and it's hard to get up for school when there's never a bedtime. It may sound like fun, but it wears thin after a while. That's when Steven and Benjy take matters into their own hands. On a weekend in the country, the boys take their parents by surprise with a plan that will assure them some quality family time. But the surprise is on Steven and Benjy, because there's a pair of terrorists outside their cabin and what they have in mind for the boys' mom is no joke!
FBI agent Kelly Jones has little left to lose. Following months of grueling rehab after losing her lower leg--and nearly losing her life--she knows she may never do fieldwork again. And in the slums of Mexico City, she's about to encounter an old and infinitely twisted enemy. Original.
When young David Balfour is orphaned, he discovers some surprising truths about his family. His meeting with his uncle Ebenezer turns out to have disastrous consequences leading to kidnap and imprisonment on board a ship bound for the Carolinas. The voyage is full of incident and, after violent conflict and a shipwreck, David finds himself in a daredevil chase across the Scottish Highlands in the company of the irrepressible warrior Alan Breck Stewart.
Okay, it's certainly an unconventional way for Manhattan heiress Tate Baxter to conquer her fears. But when your whole life takes place behind the tinted windows of a limo and your household staff are all gun-toting ex-CIA, drastic measures have to be taken. Especially when one member of that staff has got her all hot and bothered. Chauffeur Michael Caulfield has just one assignment -- keeping Tate safe. But when she's kidnapped for real, the only way he can save her is to become a prisoner with her. He may be just the help, but as her take-charge protector, he's the Michael of her sexual fantasies. Maybe a man she can trust and even dare to love? Except once out of his uniform, he isn't exactly laying bare all his secrets -- to Tate.
"It all happened so fast that even now, a month later, I still have trouble believing it, and I have to tell myself over and over again: Leszli, you have been kidnapped." On April 12, 1999, Leszli Kálli boarded a plane in Colombia to work on a kibbutz in Israel, but she never made it. The plane was hijacked by a leftist guerrilla group and forced to land on an abandoned runway in the jungle. Leszli, along with her father and the other passengers, were held hostage for 373 days. Her diary reveals her innermost thoughts, darkest fears, and visions of hope. Leszli vividly presents this painful time in her life: trapped, held at gunpoint, and never knowing if she would live to see another day. Although never close before, the bond between her and her father grows as they provide one another with vital support. Alienated as the only woman in her group, she maintains her guard but finds comfort caring for animals, including a tarantula living beneath her bed. As the pages of her diary unfold, so, too, does the incredible story of one girl's fight for survival against overwhelming odds.
K. C. Corcoran and her best friend Marshall Li searching Washington, D.C., for K. C.'s mom and President Zacary Thornton, who mysteriously disappear while the two kids are buying ice cream at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
SHANGHAIED FROM THE CHURCH?Slung over the broad shoulders of her ex-fiancé as he kidnapped her from the church was not the way Lorelei Mason had envisioned her wedding day to her new fiancé. Jack Storm had left her at the altar once; now he had the nerve to want her back!Jack had made the biggest mistake of his life when he was a no-show for his wedding. Now he hoped Lorelei would fall in love with him again. And only then would he take her back to the church-to marry him!RIGHT BRIDE, WRONG GROOM:Marrying Mr. Almost-Right is all wrong, especially when the perfect man is ready to sweep you into his arms!
Jack and Amy have come to London during the 1860s as orphans searching for a relative. London society is cruel to the needy, and Jack and Amy are left on their own without money, food or shelter. When Amy is stolen away to be sold, Jack turns to an unlikely source for help.
Taken!Callie Mae Lockett had once trusted TJ Grier, cared for him even, but then her brother was killed and TJ took the blame. Now he wants a chance to clear his name, even if that means kidnapping Callie Mae. . . . Redeemed?Alone in the wilderness with TJ, Callie Mae should feel afraid. Instead, she is attracted to this rugged cowboy and begins to believe in his innocence. But the truth will be dangerous for both of them and, with time running out, can TJ clear his name and claim his woman?
A dangerous cult has entered Sweet Valley and Jessica has fallen under its spell. Elizabeth is worried so she is trying to help Jessica.
If I accept his offer to be his mistress, I could have the finest silks, the best carriage and be transformed from ugly duckling to a pampered, pretty swan! And although I would feel a virtuous pride in turning down the wicked rake, I also have an unmaidenly interest in exactly what the role would entail.... Catriona is doing her best to resist the skillful seduction of the scandalous heir to the Earl of Strathconan. But kidnapped and shipwrecked with only this rake as company, her adventure has just begun....
Two in one! In "Kidnapped?", reporter Melanie Mulcahy can't believe her good luck when she's kidnapped by Hal "The Iceman" Smothers. She thinks it will lead to the story of a lifetime. He wants her to "be" the story of his lifetime. And in "I Got You, Babe", Nick gets conned into babysitting his infant niece when the right girl comes along. And he finds himself looking more like Mr. Mom than Don Juan.
With a robot's help, two children search for a relative who has been kidnapped by the king on the planet Astarr and accused of making secret war weapons.
Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive ... but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness. This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.
"It's a mistake ," Joey Bishop says, "to earn the reputation of being a liar. It seems harmless enough to make up stories to entertain yourself, but it can backfire." And when it does, it does so in a big way! The whole thing begins when Joey hits Willie Groves in the nose. It's an accident, but Willie doesn't want excuses. He wants revenge, and he's out to get Joey. Since Willie is a head taller and fifteen pounds heavier than Joey, Joey sees himself dead. So, of course. Joey hides from Willie. And because Joey is hiding, and because most of the other kids have already been picked up by their mothers or their chauffeurs from their expensive private school, only Joey sees what happens. Only Joey sees Willie being kidnapped. Joey doesn't like Willie, yet he doesn't like to think of what could happen to Willie at the hands of the kidnappers. But now, at just the wrong time, Joey's reputation kicks in. No one seems to believe him when he tells what he's seen. The truth is, however, that Willie has actually been kidnapped; and someone does really believe that Joey saw it. In fact, Joey suddenly finds himself in more danger, more involved with the event and even more involved with Willie than he ever thought he could be. Sometimes. Joey discovers in this exciting tale, truth really can be stranger than fiction.
In an original short story by New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge must put all his detecting skills to use to solve a baffling case. A man and his young daughter were returning home from a dinner party when three men appeared from out of nowhere and grabbed the girl. Rutledge has to act quickly to find the child and bring the surprising culprits to justice. The Kidnapping also includes excerpts from three other Ian Rutledge mysteries: A Lonely Death, The Red Door, and A Pale Horse.
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