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In The Wicked We Have Done, readers were introduced to Valerie Crane. But you don't know her the way you think you do. This is her story... Valerie has always been different from her identical twin Veda. Tattooed, fiery, and foul-mouthed, Valerie acts on instinct, getting even with anyone who wrongs her passive, sensitive sister. At twenty-two, Veda doesn't want to seek revenge against the three young men who raped her. As for Val... Val never could manage her anger well. As far as Val sees it, the Compass Room is simply a quicker way for her to die--payment for the crime she feels no guilt over. There isn't a reason to fight, not until a girl as broken as she is reminds Val of what it's like to hope... Includes a preview of the next Chaos Theory novel, A Vault of Sins Praise for The Wicked We Have Done "Holy jawdropping creepy bots! Hot, funny, and terrifying ... if The Running Man and The Hunger Games had a baby on steroids: this would be it. You will be glued to each amazingly horrifying page from beginning to end." -- Molly McAdams, New York Times bestselling author "THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! I couldn't put it down! Suspenseful, romantic and thought provoking, The Wicked We Have Done had me rooting for criminals while pondering morality and questioning humanity. I can't wait for the sequel." -- Jamie Blair, author of Leap of Faith "A heart-pounding thrill ride! The Wicked We Have Done will make you gasp, smile and cry - an emotional rollercoaster in book form. I absolutely loved it!" -- Susanne Winnacker, author of Imposter Sarah Harian is the author of the Chaos Theory series, including The Wicked We Have Done. She received her M.F.A. from Fresno State University. She currently lives in the Sierra Nevadas with her husband and their dog and swears she'll never live anywhere other than the forested mountains--they're too inspiring.
Every person has a purpose, a unique effect on the world around us. And sometimes a person's achievements are so extraordinary, they shape generations to come. Highlighting key figures in the African American fight for equality, this stunning picture book--brought to life by thirteen of today's premier illustrators--symbolically takes readers through a people's history. From George Washington Carver to Jackie Robinson, from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, here are true pioneers of change. Our Children Can Soar is the story of a people rising. It is a story for everyone, for it is on the backs of our ancestors that every child is raised.
The entire earth's population from 500 years in the future begins immigrating back in time to the 1980s to flee ferocious alien monsters that thrive on hunting humans. The problem is: they've brought the aliens back in time with them...
It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will. Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness. Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action - not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us. There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly. We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed. - Al Gore, from the introduction.
Our universe seems strangely ''biophilic,'' or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer depends on the answer to another question, the one posed by Einstein's famous remark: ''What interests me most is whether God could have made the world differently.'' This highly engaging book explores the fascinating consequences of the answer being ''yes.'' Rees explores the notion that our universe is just a part of a vast ''multiverse,'' or ensemble of universes, in which most of the other universes are lifeless. What we call the laws of nature would then be no more than local bylaws, imposed in the aftermath of our own Big Bang. In this scenario, our cosmic habitat would be a special, possibly unique universe where the prevailing laws of physics allowed life to emerge.Rees begins by exploring the nature of our solar system and examining a range of related issues such as whether our universe is or isn't infinite. He asks, for example: How likely is life? How credible is the Big Bang theory? Rees then peers into the long-range cosmic future before tracing the causal chain backward to the beginning. He concludes by trying to untangle the paradoxical notion that our entire universe, stretching 10 billion light-years in all directions, emerged from an infinitesimal speck.As Rees argues, we may already have intimations of other universes. But the fate of the multiverse concept depends on the still-unknown bedrock nature of space and time on scales a trillion trillion times smaller than atoms, in the realm governed by the quantum physics of gravity. Expanding our comprehension of the cosmos, Our Cosmic Habitat will be read and enjoyed by all those--scientists and nonscientists alike--who are as fascinated by the universe we inhabit as is the author himself.
Our Country: People In Time And Place is about the major events in American history to date.
SOMEONE LOVES YOU. UNCONDITIONALLY. UNSHAKABLE, UNFAILINGLY. That Someone is God Himself. But how can that be possible? Why would God love you so? Because He has fashioned an unbreakable covenant between Himself and you. And He always keeps His promises. "Everything God does," says Kay Arthur, "is based on His covenant." And when you understand how thoroughly the dynamic concept of covenant permeates everything God says in His Word, and everything He does in our lives, you'll come to experience one of the most stabilizing, most freeing truths you'll ever know.In a culture in which unfaithfulness is rampant, God's "fierce, ferocious loyalty" toward us is difficult to imagine. And yet, through her characteristically warm and wise exploration of the Scripture, Kay Arthur will lead you into discovering the stunning truth of God's covenant-and help you experience its revolutionary truth in your life.The Bible reveals the covenant bond to be the highest personal relationship possible. In ancient times, covenants were solemn, binding agreements supremely honored above all others. Making a covenant represented an unqualified, total commitment of one person to another-unconditionally, totally, eternally.As you follow the thread of God's covenant woven throughout the Bible, you'll discover the awesome privilege of getting to know the Lord as your Covenant God.From the Hardcover edition.
In the waning summer days, a lake appears almost overnight in the middle of Los Angeles. Out of fear and love, a young single mother commits a desperate act: convinced that the lake means to take her small son from her, she determines to stop it and becomes the lake's Dominatrix-Oracle, "the Queen of the Zed Night." Acclaimed by many critics as Steve Erickson's greatest novel, Our Ecstatic Days takes place on the forbidden landscape of a defiant heart.
No matter how the question is answered, one thing is clear: There has hardly been a life in the last century that Eleanor Roosevelt has not affected, in one way or another. From securing safe, low-cost housing for Kentucky's poor, to helping her grandchildren hang a tire swing on the White House's south lawn, to representing America as the first female delegate to the United Nations, Eleanor rarely kept a second of her life for herself -- and she wouldn't have had it any other way.In this stunning "scrapbook" biography, Candace Fleming, author of the acclaimed Ben Franklin's Almanac, turns her keen eye to our nation's premier First Lady. Filled with photographs of everything from Eleanor's speech at the 1940 Democratic National Convention to her high school report card, as well as fascinating stories about life in and out of the White House, Our Eleanor gives us a remarkable perspective on a remarkable woman, and presents to a new generation an Eleanor to call its own.
Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Deep in the wilderness, Peggy and James make a life for themselves. They repair the hut, bathe in water from the river, hunt and gather food in the summers and almost starve in the harsh winters. They mark their days only by the sun and the seasons.When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest and begins a search for their owner, she unwittingly unravels the series of events that brought her to the woods and, in doing so, discovers the strength she needs to go back to the home and mother she thought she'd lost.After Peggy's return to civilization, her mother begins to learn the truth of her escape, of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods, and of the secret that Peggy has carried with her ever since.
Eva Kershaw thought she would never marry, and is happy living a quiet life with her dear friend Alice. But Alice is ill, and her nephew has thrust himself into their household. Alice's dearest wish is that Eva should not make the same mistakes she did, a
On November 18, 1978, an event unique in human history took place. In a remote region of Guyana, an elemental, disintegrating country just above the equator in South America, 913 followers of a captivating American preacher named Reverend Jim Jones joined in a mass suicide, drinking poison (or having it injected into them) and lying down quietly to die together. Their ritual followed the assassination of Congressman Leo Ryan, a flashy, iconoclastic California Democrat from the suburbs of San Francisco, where Jim Jones had built his church called the People's Temple ("the Temple") into a large and powerful force in the mid-1970s. Congressman Ryan is the only congressman in American history to be assassinated.
Over 60 of our favorite recipes, with handy tips. Purse-friendly size make meal-planning on the go easy.
Exclusively designed by Gooseberry Patch with over 60 burger and topping recipes for your next cookout, potluck or any time of the week. Speedy shortcuts and handy tips make mealtime a breeze! Purse-friendly size makes planning dinner a snap wherever you are.
Over 60 of our favorite cheese recipes, with handy tips. Purse-friendly size makes meal-planning on the go easy.
Over 60 of our favorite chicken recipes, with handy tips. Purse-friendly size make meal-planning on the go easy.
Decadent, ooey-gooey indulgence... there's nothing more satisfying than chocolate! Our latest best-of book combines tried & true recipes like caramel fudge cake and chilly chocolate malts with new classics like chocolate quesadillas and black forest cupcakes. With Our Favorite Chocolate Recipes Cookbook, you'll get over 60 of our favorites along with cocoa-inspired tips and quotes. A sweet gift for chocoholics...get one to keep for yourself too!
No more boring party food! If you love sharing bold, spicy flavors with friends, Our Favorite Game-Day Recipes is just the cookbook for you. We've gathered 60 zesty recipes for your next tailgating party, block party or anytime. Start with Sweet & Salty Pretzel Snacks and Fashioned Kettle Corn for munching. Dip into Zesty Bean Salsa and Cheese Dip. Warm everybody up with mugs of Garlicky Green Chili or Crawfish-Corn Chowder. Honey-Molasses Wings, Cranberry Cocktail Sausages and Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs will score a touchdown with your taste buds. For dessert, there's Spicy-Hot Brownies and Balls with Fudge Sauce. With these scrumptious recipes, your next tailgating party is sure to be a winner!